A life dedicated to celebrating God - Mary Baker Eddy (1821-1910) - Presenting her concepts, her achievements, and her provision for the future, by Rolf Witzsche.

  

Celebrating Mary Baker Eddy
in her celebration of God 

 

Photograph of Mary Baker Eddy - ca 1900

 

Mary Baker Eddy
Scientist and Christian Philosopher
1821-1910

  • Discoverer and Founder Of Christian Science

  • Author of the Christian Science Textbook

  • Pastor Emeritus of the First Church of Christ Scientist
    in Boston Massachusetts.

  • President of the Massachusetts Metaphysical College

  • Author of the Manual of the Mother Church

  • Founder of the Christian Science Monitor 

A presentation by Rolf A. F. Witzsche, 
researcher with a 60 years background
 in Christian Science.

  

 

Mary Baker Eddy is honored across the world only for a few aspects of her achievements, most of which pertain to her titles. This is hardly sufficient to do justice to her, or to be just to ourselves. To celebrate her life involves a celebration of God in the tallest sense possible, on the basis of her leading edge discoveries. 

Mary Baker Eddy dedicated her life to the moral, spiritual, and scientific development of humanity and its mental healing. In the course if this pursuit she left us with a wealth of largely unknown achievements that may some day be counted among the tallest gifts ever presented to mankind. Still, with these achievements to her credit she does not place herself above humanity and out of reach, but presents herself as an exemplar of the potential for achievement that is native to every human being on this planet.

Mary Baker Eddy - Woman of Our Century

The potential that Mary Baker Eddy opened up for us to consciously celebrate God in our very being is worth a celebration of her life, including her own pioneering way of celebrating God. This is what is involved in celebrating her as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science?

Mary Baker Eddy's life was a celebration of God. Her pioneering discoveries are breakthrough achievements in their own right that we have cause to celebrate, but their root is in God. They represent a celebration of God, and as Mary Baker Eddy discovered, we have much to celebrate in the course of discovering the existence and the nature of God. We celebrate that on which all health and healing rests, on which civilization rests. But most of all, celebrating Mary Baker Eddy's achievements means that we celebrate God in a way no one has before her since the days of Christ Jesus.

We celebrate:

1.  That God is Life.

2.  That God is Love.

3.  That God is Truth.

4.  That God is Mind.

5.  That God is Spirit.

6.  That God is Soul.

7.  That God is Principle.

8. Aspects Not included in our celebration of God

9. Her place in today's world

10. The Christian Science Center

Mary Baker Eddy is also known as The Pastor Emeritus of the Christian Science church, a title that is rarely acknowledged, less understood, and is quite often challenged in court. Thus, the question, is The Pastor Emeritus dead? Future ages will declare that The Pastor Emeritus is very much alive.

Timeline of Mary Baker Eddy and the development of her church

Mary Baker Eddy is honored across the world only for a few aspects of her achievements, most of which pertain to her titles. This is hardly sufficient to do justice to her, or to be just to ourselves. To celebrate her life involves a celebration of God in the tallest sense possible, on the basis of her leading edge discoveries. 

Mary Baker Eddy dedicated her life to the moral, spiritual, and scientific development of humanity and its mental healing. In the course if this pursuit she left us with a wealth of largely unknown achievements that may some day be counted among the tallest gifts ever presented to mankind. Still, with these achievements to her credit she does not place herself above humanity and out of reach, but presents herself as an exemplar of the potential for achievement that is native to every human being on this planet.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Books by Mary Baker Eddy - On-Line

The Christian Science Textbook by Mary Baker Eddy

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures

The book that has healed for more than a century. It has 16 chapters, plus a preface, glossary, and a 100 pages of testimonies of healing (Fruitage) resulting from the reading of the book. The chapters are shown below in logical alignment with the foursquare pedagogical structure that Mary Baker Eddy has outlined in the last pages of the last chapter (ch 16) of this book. - See the article: Sublime Science. The complete chapters of Mary Baker Eddy's book are available free on line, as are free audio-book versions of the chapters in MP3 format (click on the MP3 link to play, or right-click to download). A free e-book (PDF format) is also provided. See link below.

 

The Word  
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ  
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity  
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science  
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The lateral Reality 

Love - omnipotence

4 - Christian Science versus Spiritualism
 
- MP3

8 - Footsteps of Truth
 
- MP3

12 - Christian Science Practice
- MP3
* 16 - The Apocalypse
 
- MP3
Christ - Science

Truth - omniscience

3 - Marriage
 
- MP3
7 - Physiology
 
- MP3
11 - Some Objections Answered
- MP3
* 15 - Genesis
 
- MP3
Escaping Morality

Soul - omnipresence

2 - Atonement and Eucharist
- MP3

6a Science
6b Theology
- MP3
6c Medicine
10a - Science of Being 
10b - Platform of Christian Science
- MP3
14 - Recapitulation
 
- MP3

Escaping depravity

Principle - omniaction

 Preface - MP3
1 - Prayer
5 - Animal Magnetism Unmasked
 
- MP3
9 - Creation
 
- MP3

13 - Teaching Christian Science
- MP3

 Glossary - MP3 --- Subheader List--- Fruitage - MP3(1) - MP3(2) --- Fruitage List 

* part of the section Key to the Scriptues

Access to the printed version and the free PDF Book
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine ScienceScience 

The book is also available online in a page by page mode

(in the above versions the marginal headings are shown preceding the paragraphs)

(in the audio-book version the marginal headings have been omitted)

 

The Christian Science textbook, by Mary Baker Eddy, was first published in 1875. Over 300 editions were published in her lifetime. By the year 2000, over nine million copies were sold. Ironically, hardly anyone knows what is contained in this book, including those who have made this book the basis for their daily study, their living, and their own teaching of Christian Science. This unknown element, which may some day be regarded as her greatest contribution to humanity, is detailed in my research book series, "Discovering Infinity." (primarily in the Volume 3 series) It is also described in the following major Christian Science website:

 

 

 

Mary Baker Eddy's Church Manual
The Manual of the Mother Church
The First Church of Christ Scientist In Boston, Massachusetts 

The Manual of the Mother Church (online)

Mary Baker Eddy's 16-part Church Manual, extends the inner dimension of her foursquare structure quite a bit further by providing additional perspectives for it. For more details on this structure refer to the book: Universal Divine Science: Spiritual Pedagogicals (Free PDF is available)

If one looks closely at how the 16 segments of Mary Baker Eddy's Church Manual are laid out in respect to her foursquare structure, one can recognize that the foursquare structure appears to be logically divided into two halves (which I identified below as aspects of Temple and aspects of Church). The 16 segments of Mary Baker Eddy's Church Manual are applied here in the logical sequence of an upward progression. Please note the horizontal and vertical relationships:

 

Temple

Church

 

The Word *2
The river Pison - oriented northward to the early dawn

Christ *2
The river Gihon - oriented eastward to the sunrise

Christianity *2
The river Hiddekel - oriented southward to the heat of the day

divine Science *2
The river Euphrates - oriented westward to the sunset

The Word *1

4 - Meetings

8 - The Mother Church and Branch Churches

12 - Board of Education

16 - Church Manual

The Christ *1

3 - Discipline

7 - Relation and Duties of Members to Pastor Emeritus

11 - Teaching Christian Science

15 - Church-Building

Christianity *1

2 - Church Membership

6 - Reading Rooms

10 - The Christian Science Publishing Society

14 - Committee on Publication

Christian Science *1

1 - Church Officers

5 - Church Services

9 - Guardianship of Funds

13 - Board of Lectureship

* Please refer to: Mary Baker Eddy's Church Manual in the empire of Mind


 

Other writings by Mary Baker Eddy 

Retrospection and Introspection

free mp3

Rudimental Divine Science

free mp3

The People's Idea of God

free mp3

Christian Healing

free mp3

Christian Science versus Pantheism

free mp3

No and Yes

free mp3

Unity of Good

free mp3

 

 

Prose Works

Christ and Christmas - an illustrated poem

Poems by Mary Baker Eddy as Hymns

 

The Christian Science Bible Lessons

The universal Christian Science Bible Lessons presented here are from the year 1898, designed to function as an impersonal pastor, with the topics repeated twice a year. They are arranged in the manner of a platform in correspondence with the questions in the chapter, Recapitulation.

4 - TRUTH 3 - LIFE. 2- SACRAMENT 1 - GOD.
8 - MIND. 7 - SOUL. 6 - SPIRIT. 5 - LOVE.
12 - MATTER. 11 - SUBSTANCE. 10 - MAN. 8 - CHRIST JESUS.
16 - DOCTRINE OF ATONEMENT. 15 - ARE SIN, DISEASE, AND DEATH REAL? 14 - UNREALITY. 13 - REALITY.
20 - MORTALS AND IMMORTALS.

21 - SOUL AND BODY.

18 - ADAM AND FALLEN MAN. 18 - EVERLASTING PUNISHMENT. 17 - PROBATION AFTER DEATH.
26 - CHRISTIAN SCIENCE. 25 - IS THE UNIVERSE, INCLUDING MAN, EVOLVED BY ATOMIC FORCE? 23 - GOD THE ONLY CAUSE AND CREATOR.

24 - GOD THE PRESERVER OF MAN.

 

22 - ANCIENT AND MODERN NECROMANCY, ALIAS MESMERISM AND HYPNOTISM,  DENOUNCED.

For the printed version of the Bible lessons and free PDF book see:
Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898

 

Novels and Research Books by Rolf A. F. Witzsche
reflecting the works of Mary Baker Eddy

 - free online - free as e-books - free as audio books
for the printed versions click on the title

exploring the Principle of Universal Love

Novels 

mp3   Flight Without Limits - (science fiction)

mp3  

Brighter than the Sun - (in the shadow of nuclear war)
 

 "A series of novels: The Lodging for the Rose"

mp3  

Book1 - Discovering Love

mp3  

Book 2A - The Ice Age Challenge 

mp3  

Book2B - Roses at Dawn in an Ice Age World

mp3  

Book3 - Winning Without Victory

mp3  

Book 4a – Seascapes and Sand  

mp3  

Book4b - The Flat Earth Society

mp3  

Book5a – Glass Barriers

mp3  

Book5b – Coffee Sex and Biscuits

mp3  

Book6a – Endless Horizons

mp3  

Book6b – Angels of Sex in Queensland

mp3  

Book7 – Sword of Aquarius

mp3  

Book8 – Lu Mountain

Stories from the novels

 

Research Books  - "Discovering Infinity"

Intro: Roots in Universal History

 

1a: The Disintegration of the World’s Financial System 

 

1b: Crimes Against Humanity

2a: Science and Spiritual Healing

2b: The Lord of the Rings' Metaphors

 

3a: Universal Divine Science: Spiritual Pedagogicals
3b: Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures in Divine Science
3c: Bible Lessons in Divine Science: 1898
3d: Living in the Sublime
4: Light Piercing the Heart of Darkness
5: Scientific Government and Self-Government
6a: The Infinite Nature of Man
6b: Leadership

The alignment of the novels

  the dawn the sunrise   heat of the day sunset - gate to the future 
higher
order
Roses at Dawn in an Ice Age World The Flat Earth Society   Endless Horizons Lu Mountain
science
spiritual
The Ice Age Challenge  Seascapes and Sand     Coffee Sex and Biscuits Sword of Aquarius
moral
transitional

Discovering Love

Winning Without Victory  

Glass Barriers

Angels of Sex in Queensland

empire
depravity

Flight Without Limits

Brighter than the Sun        

 The alignment of the research books

Related to Dante's
Commedia
As seen by the pilgrim   As seen by the guide
Paradise Volume 3a-d   Volume 6a-b
Purgatory Volume 2a-b   Volume 5
Hell Volume 1a-b   Volume 4

 

 

 

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