The science that
changed the world was discovered 140 years ago by a
spiritually alert New England woman, a farmer's daughter with a scholarly
background by the name of Mary Baker.
She discovered what
she described as the "absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing"
which she later termed Christian Science. Her discovery started a wave of healing that far superceded
the medical arts and became practiced throughout the USA and in distant lands.
The name, Mary Baker
Eddy, by which she became universally known, became a household word in many parts of the world.
Today however, barely a ripple
remains of what once a wave of healing. But can a principle vane? Obviously the divine Principle
of Christian Science has been lost sight of. Tragically, this loss has affected
the entire world.
It all began with the
woman's own healing from an injury, when she lay dying on what was said to be
her death bed. In her extremity she reasoned that the healing work that Christ
Jesus became so famous for could not have been accomplished without an underlying
universal principle that makes such things possible, and that this principle,
according to the nature of a principle should be valid in her case, just as it had been then and always would be.
In this light of realization she found herself suddenly well. The transformation
was so rapid and profound that when her clergyman came by at mid-day to prepare her for
death she opened the door for him, being fully healed.
She said to herself that
she must know the science that had made this healing possible. Evidence suggests
that she succeeded beyond measure on a scale that puts the healing power into a
realm where the human and the divine meet, called Christian Science, where the
healing impetus reflects the sovereignty of infinite Mind manifesting the nature
of God, divine Love, the harmonizing Spirit and Principle reflected in the
universe and man.
suggests that this light had also affected the world as a whole. The period of Mary Baker Eddy's work (1866-1910) coincides
with the greatest period of peace and unfolding humanity since the
Golden Renaissance. But why has its 'light' become lost? The reason may
be that Mary Baker Eddy's discovery has so far not yet been implemented to its
inherent potential except by its pioneer, Mary Baker Eddy, herself. Sure, she taught the rudimental aspects and
documented the vast extend of the divine Science that she discovered, but divine
not a religion that can be wrapped up with finite dogmas and practiced as
rituals. Science is a dynamic
thing that unfolds in life in the form of expanding footsteps into the fast
empire of infinite Mind. With this the future promises to be bright.