The picture above is
a again of a double painting. We see the spiritual idea fully developed. This
is the last scene of Mary Baker Eddy as Pastor Emeritus, fully developed, standing naked as it
were, before mankind, proclaiming in essence, "I am the author of the
textbook, your Pastor Emeritus. There is where you will find me, and not
in person, but in Spirit, knowing that the real Pastor is God, never a
person. I stand before naked in this sense, though clothed with Sun. When
the textbook speaks you it is not I speaking, but God, infinite Mind -
Mind being reflected in consciousness - and its language is its own. Read
between the lines for the Spirit of God; listen to the voice that is heard
when the senses are silent.
The title of the
painting above is, Christian Science Healing. One wonders if the
target for healing that is indicated here is Christian Science itself,
implying the healing of Christian Science. A correct perception of the
Pastor Emeritus is evidently essential for expressing "the divine
Principle of scientific mental healing" as Mary Baker Eddy has termed
The dress of the
woman in the painting is loose and apparently thinly knit, with a
low cut top. The resulting image comes as close to a woman standing naked
before the world as anyone would dare
to present in the puritan world of late 19th Century in New
England. Her right hand is pointing upwards to the Morning Star and her
left hand is reaching out, inviting mankind. The response in mankind
is there, but its far from being spontaneous. This, however, is another
scene that pertains to another element of the foursquare structure,
located in another column and another half of the structure. The scene at
hand pertains to the healing of Christian Science, accomplished, standing
in the world supreme.
The woman the
background is seen with her hands folded, but not fully, as if this was
too daring. But the healing appears to be in progress there. In the
of prayer the palms are tightly facing each other,
which appears to be a universal practice found in many religions and times and cultures. Scientifically it would signify the acknowledgement of
zero-distance between the human and the divine. In practice, some deeply
rooted factors stand in the way of this closeness unfolding socially,
civilly, and morally. Sex is one of the chief factors.
Albrecht Duerer, Praying
Hands - hands in prayer in Bangladesh
In the painting,
with woman shown in prayer, the palms don't quite meet as if the woman wouldn't
dare to acknowledge the full implication of what is unfolding before her
very eyes. Behind her we find an uncertain background that might resemble
the mass of humanity, which she evidently represents. The poem puts a
challenging demand on her and on all of mankind. It speaks of the
zero-distance intimacy of the human with the divine, termed the impersonal
Christ was not crucified - that doom
Was Jesus' part;
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom
In human heart.
*"God was manifest in
the flesh." - St. Paul.
The quote that Mary
Baker Eddy chose for this verse - the only quote used in the poem - speaks not of
'my flesh' or 'your flesh', but simply, "the flesh."
With her being a woman, her
divine individuality is evidently female, a creative, mothering, caring,
individuality - the very aspect that modern society finds itself
challenged to accept fully, but can't, as if some aspects of the divine were shameful
(as Adam had imagined). We see this tragedy reflected in countless
way throughout history, and we also see some progress being made in overcoming
the obstruction, though much of it remains hidden in secrecy
In the wide-open
natural world the sexual idea is 'proudly' open, wrapped in great
splendor, by which the natural world functions and prospers - without which the entire
complex mothering system of high-order life would actually collapse. The
very heart of the natural system is built that way, focused onto the
deepest intimacy. The principle of intimacy is built into the system.
On this principle the Pastor Emeritus puts herself on the
plate as fully female and fully divine - clothed with the sun - as indeed
she must present herself in full honesty to be protected against the great red dragon, the king of the
In her function as
The Pastor Emeritus of the Mother Church of Christ, Scientist, Mary Baker Eddy stood tall for the
divine Truth and the fullness of it. - The textbook chapter that applies
here is the chapter: Footsteps of Truth. Few individuals have stood on
the tall, absolute divine platform honestly, and openly, and proudly, and even fewer
have been honored for it. One among those, who were honored for this
reason by Judy Chicago, stands out tall in the pages of history. She is the historic woman of
ancient Greece, named Sappho, whom Judy Chicago has honored with a place
on her Dinner Party table, a plate painted in glowing colors of wings of
subtle green, blue, and lavender, and a delicate core leaning towards the
red and pink. She was known as the "flower of the graces"
unfolding in brilliant sunshine of Greece against the backdrop of the sparkling
blue of Aegean Sea. At The Dinner Party "Sappo's name rests
within a burst of color that stands for the lava burst of unimpaired
female creativity," as Judy Chicago has put it.
The following is in part how Judy Chicago
presents her life story.
greatest lyric poet and one of the finest poets of Western Civilization,
was born on the island of Lesbos in 612 B.C.. There, where the bright sun filled the air with light and the blue
water sparkled, women came and went as they pleased, for they knew
nothing of the changes that were taking place in other lands. Women were
highly valued in Lesbos, well-educated and free to pursue their
interests and develop their talents. Sappho spent most of her life on
this island, where she founded a 'thiasos' - a sacred society of women
who were bound by spiritual ties.
this society participated in religious festivals that were held for
women only, as ancient religions were based on the idea that she who
gives birth has power of life and death. This power was expressed in
music, with singing, dancing, and playing instruments considered divine
arts belonging to women. Ancient rock paintings depict female musicians,
and there are hundreds of myths and legends about musical activities of
goddesses, priestesses, and musicians. In tribal times, woman gathered
in the sacred menstrual huts they had built and welcomed their
daughters' first menses with celebratory songs. Women sang as the worked
in the fields and composed melodies as they wove. they crooned softly to
each other to ease the pain of childbirth, and, when death struck,
female musicians were summoned to mourn... But when women's authority
waned, their music ceased.
became a renowned teacher, with many women gathering around her to learn
the arts of poetry, music, and dancing. Her fame spread throughout
Greece; statues were erected in her honor; her likeness was imprinted
on coins; and her poetry was thought to rival Homer's. In addition to
developing new poetic structures and meters, Sappho is known for poems
expressing her love of women, often in openly erotic terms.
Homosexuality was then viewed as a natural imulse for both women and
men. Because Sappho came from the island of Lesbos, the word 'lesbian'
ans come to mean a woman who loves women.
eminent woman, so celebrated in her own time, later became the object of
ridicule. She was satirized and maligned by Greeks, and her love of
women was distorted by Roman writers into something unfeminine and
perverse. The Church made her a criminal for her eroticism and
homosexuality. Fanatical monks burnt her poems, so that only a few
hundred lines still survive."
- O HESPERUS!
Thou bringest all things home;
that the garish day hath scattered wide;
sheep, the goat, back to the welcome fold;
bring'st the child, too, to his mother's side.
POEMS BY SAPPHO
English translation, by William Hyde Appleton, of 'To
Evening' is reprinted from Greek Poets in English Verse.
Ed. William Hyde Appleton. Cambridge: The Riverside Press,
1893. - source
The date of
Homer's existence was controversial in antiquity and is no less so
today. Originally placed into the 8th Century BC, over the
past few decades some scholars have argued for a 7th-century date.
Those who believe that the Homeric poems developed gradually over a
long period of time, generally give a later date for the poems that
are attributed to Homer, which according to Gregory
Nagy, became fixed texts in only the 6th century, which would
thereby place Homer within the period of Sappo. (See Homer
is believed to have occurred between 630 and 612 BC, and it is said
that she died around 570 BC, but little is known for certain about
her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly
admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, but her immense
reputation has endured through the surviving fragments.
The scene in the
painting for the element of Christ and Christmas that is applicable here, commissioned by Mary Baker Eddy in 1893, is
again a double scene, so that only the first part applies as previously
stated and shown again below.
In this scene we see the spiritual idea fully developed, and presented under the
title Christian Science Healing. But what do see indicated here? Do we see
a process, or a fact? I think we see both. We see a process in which the
power that lights the star at the top of the scene is channel to the
death-bed of mankind where a resurrection is needed. The deathbed is
located on the side of the church, and is omitted in the scene
below. This means we see a process. But we also see something else.
We see an image of Christian Science that is far from being the current
perception. For one thing, this scene is happening in the temple. It is
also a scene in which The Pastor Emeritus is seen as standing tall and
proud and effective. We see an image in which Christian Science itself is
healed. In the line of progression this
is therefore also the last scene of Mary Baker Eddy standing as Pastor Emeritus. We
see this concept also healed.
Christian Science Healing
In this final scene
The Pastor Emeritus is fully developed, standing naked as it
were, before mankind. The dress is loose and apparently thinly knit, with a
low cut top. The resulting image comes as close to a woman standing naked
before the world as anyone would dare
to present her in the puritan world of late 19th Century New
England. Her right hand is pointing upwards to the Morning Star, the star
of power and the fullness of God, while her
left hand is reaching out to mankind as Pastor Emeritus presenting to
mankind Divine Science.
The bed that we
see before her, pertaining to the second scene of the painting, is as wide as all mankind. The
patient in the bed is Christianity. And the
patient is sick. Though it is reluctant in its response, it is being healed. The divine idea that flows with
power and causes universal healing, is no longer linked to a person, but
is God's idea.
All that man
is, reflects God. The principle of power, of divine Mind being expressed, is
never personal, but is universal. Likewise, true sexuality cannot be personal, if it is
the divine reflection in mankind. We may deny the universal quality of the
divine, and thereby make its expression a personal thing and bury the
divine hue, but then we become
ashamed like Adam had been ashamed when he recognized himself as being personally
naked, and hid himself. Thus, the sense of sex needs to be lifted out
of the cellar of the mythological realm, into the realm of divine ideas,
the realm of spiritual manifests, the realm of profound reality.
(see: Sex, Brain, Intimacy, Spirituality)
The woman in the scene above stands
far above the cellar, as she must. She must stand fully and proudly, self-acknowledged
as a divine idea of power that supercedes her as a personal healer. All that God imparts
is good. She has no choice in this recognition, because the human
mind is not a healer, and humanity is not self-created. Thus she stands
before herself unencumbered and free, and likewise before the world. How
else would she be able to heal in a manner that projects the fullness
of the divine quality reflected in man, where all power
flows from the divine Mind?
Once, the woman,
thus having healed herself, and the public perception of her is healed by
her achievements, the sick
will respond towards their own self-healing, with the new sense of health
build on spiritual healing, becoming the
There is no power apart from God.
Omnipotence has all-power,
and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God. (S&H 228:25)
This Christ-like self-acknowledgement
of society as a divine idea must necessarily also include sex into the
same context as a profound aspect in human living that is essential for
civilization to exist. Civilization is not possible without the Principle
of Intimacy. Likewise, spiritual perception is not possible without it,
because the Christ symbolizes the intimate unity between God and man that
is the ultimate reality of our being. Thus, it is also the human concept
of the Christ that is being healed here, in the second column. And so, sex
must be included in the development of out spiritual sense. The deep corporeal intimacy
that it promotes as a divine idea must be developed upwards to the highest levels
towards the complete individual intimacy with the divine in its full-orbed dimension.
As the poem states:
For Sharon's rose must bud and bloom
In human heart.
*"God was manifest in
the flesh." - St. Paul.
The term, Sharon's rose, is
the collective name of five different flowers growing in the underbrush of
the forests of the Plain of Sharon - one of the most fertile regions of
Palestine along the Mediterranean coast, a region presently occupied by the State
The metaphor in
the poem relating to the underbrush where the Rose of Sharon is found, may also have a sexual
connotation, even in the fleshly context.
an example of the
Rose of Sharon
In a very real sense, therefore,
any form of sexual subjugation, including sexual self-denial, is paramount to an active denial of
God, and is therefore in essence an act of 'suicide.' When the divine
idea is denied, the human world dies, socially, civilly, morally, and physically.
note in this context that the Spanish painter Francisco Goya had an inkling of
the dynamics involved, which
he illustrated in his etching "This is the truth" where
portrayed the truth as beautifully female, richly endowed, and profoundly
In the impersonal,
divine sense, the spiritual idea of God recognizes herself not as being shrouded
with what is trivial, but being clothed
with the Sun - and beyond that as the scriptures point out: having the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown
of twelve stars (Rev. 12:1) - the stars that
Mary Baker Eddy refers to as "the stars in the crown of rejoicing"
Lord's Prayer: - Enable us to know, - as in heaven, so on earth, - God is omnipotent, supreme.
Textbook: Chapter 8 - Footsteps of Truth
Manual: Segment 8 - The Mother Church and Branch
Note that the painting
at the top of this page, from Christ and Christmas, contains two distinct scenes and has
two verses associated with them, so that for the second scene and its
verse a new
element applies, which however is linked to the first.
In the case of the
two-part painting, the split between the two scenes extends not only across two separate
elements of the foursquare structures, but also across two columns,
which are thereby linked. As noted above, the woman in the first part of
the scene represents the highest human manifest of Mary Baker Eddy as The Pastor Emeritus of
The Mother Church, and it also represents the healing of Christian Science
fully accomplished, and with this being the highest element in the column
it represents the absolute of Truth - the truth that becomes evident in
all forms of healing.
The second scene of
the two-part painting, which by its
continuation pertains to the next column, the third column, pertains
thereby also to another aspect of
Mary Baker Eddy and another major focus for the healing process.
In the third
column, the apparent focus is on Mary Baker Eddy as the educator of
mankind in the form of The President of the Massachusetts Metaphysical
College. She started this college in 1867 with one student as a "school for
Christian Science Mind-healing." The college has two functions which
actually combine into one. The first function is to communicate the
scientific process of the healing of disease by spiritual means in
individual cases. Mary Baker Eddy fulfilled this function by teaching
thousands to heal and to go out into the world to teach others. This train
naturally involves the healing of Christianity as a whole where the
process of Christ healing has drifted far out of sight, whereby
Christianity lost its original face. The term Christianity defines a
society in which the Christ, the spiritual idea of God, is the central
motivator, the empowering impetus, in human living.
The split between
the two columns, though linked across by the above painting, is further
significant in that the split extends also across the two halves of the foursquare
structure. The first of these two represents the profound spiritual force that
uplifted and enriched Mary Baker Eddy's self-perception, and enabled her achievements as
the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, and subsequently as the tallest concept of pastor.
elevating spiritual force that moved her, enriched her being, and thereby
enriched her ability to enrich the world, the concept of
force is not appropriate in dealing with society. Here, the spiritual
concept of power applies - not personal power, but the impersonal power of God.
Thus the focus is shifted away from her being the influential force, to divine
power being the active impetus for shaping and uplifting society.
Forever present, bounteous, free,
Christ comes in gloom;
And aye, with grace towards you and me,
For health makes room.
For this to happen,
the process of her being the educator also has to be impersonal in nature.
The resulting shift in focus is illustrated by
society itself reaching up towards something that is greater than itself,
as faint as the reaching-up may still be at the present stage. Nothing is forced in the scene
below, or can be forced. If force was applied, even by coercion, the
result would be an
The hand that
reaching for in the above painting is the hand of The Pastor Emeritus, Mary Baker Eddy.
But if we skip to the top of the column for this element, we
find a different kind of process developing, one that Christ Jesus had
recognized as a powerfully uplifting animus in his days, which might be
called spiritual self-development. At the top of the column Mary
Baker Eddy retains her title as President of the Massachusetts
Metaphysical College, while the college itself no longer has a teacher and
no longer issues certificates. She sets up a standard thereby for people
to live up to. It appears that Mary Magdalene in Jesus' time had given
herself this task and had lived up to it. The details of the case don't
apply here, except to note that this type of self-motivation is the effect of the power of the
Christ unfolding in divine Science.
finds itself very much in the need of this influence, of the gentle, natural,
influence of divine power. The spiritual force that guides the heart,
unless it is drawn from the deepest zero-intimacy with the divine, the
Christ force, tends to become a blind force that is inherently
unproductive. Much of the whole world is presently sick and is locked into
a financial, economic, and political breakdown crisis that threatens to
unleash a new dark age. The very focus has been lost on what a human being
is, what creative power is, what and economy, what a society is, even what
civilization is. The power that brings healing to this sick sense has got
to be the recognition of the power of Principle, Life, Love, Soul, Truth,
Mind, and Spirit, but not in an esoteric sense. This non-esoteric response
to what is good might have been the quality that Christ Jesus had
acknowledged when he said to his host that she "loved much."
(Luke 7:36-50) When he said to his host that her sins had been forgiven he
didn't imply that her loving of mankind had been one of them, perhaps
suggesting that it had merely lacked in scientific discipline for being
We have no record
that Mary Magdalene was taught by Christ Jesus in a classroom type
setting. We only have the record that she "sojourned" with him
and aligned herself accordingly. When Mary Baker Eddy taught her classes
she would at times send her students out during the course to go and heal
someone, which apparently they all did.
We are told quite
early in the Gospel of St. John that Christ Jesus was put on the spot like
that, in this case for a sinister purpose to entrap him. The authorities
brought a woman before him who had been caught in the act of loving
another person in an unauthorized fashion, whom the law therefore
condemned to death. So, how did heal the situation? He couldn't suggest
that the law should be defied, but neither could he allow the woman to be
killed. And so he healed the real cause for which the woman was on trial,
and this cause was society's own undisciplined thinking. He requested
every one of her accusers to look into their heart as human beings and
determine if a crime against love had been committed. On this ground they
couldn't condemn her. They dropped their accusation and walked away,
themselves healed. The woman's life was spared. She might have been Mary
Magdalene. - The story (John 8:1-11) has been removed from some modern
versions of the Bible, so that John 8 in these versions start with verse
The 'portrait' of
Mary Magdalene is reflected in the 'face' of many modern and also
more-distantly historic women who see
themselves injured by the obstinacy in society against women as a profound
historic face that we see as an example honored at The Dinner Party is the
face of Hypatia (370-415). She is a Roman scholar and philosopher living
in Alexandria before its great library was destroyed.
as imagined in 1906
Judy Chicago writes
most of their Athenian sisters, Roman women were educated, particularly
those who lived where Egyptian influence was strong. Hypatia, as a
child prodigy, was tutored by the most dedicated scholars of her her
day. She rapidly mastered mathematics, astronomy, and the natural
sciences and became famous in these fields. Because she was an
outspoken scholar and very popular as well, she was appointed head of
the University of Alexandria.
attempted to create an intellectual reawakening of reverence for the
Greek gods and goddesses. She particularly stressed the importance of
the goddesses and the feminine aspect of culture, arguing that the
Mother Goddess religion conferred dignity, influence, and power to
women. When consulted about the unrest in Rome, she stated that Roman
men had misused their women - causing the next generations to be born
not through love, but through seduction and rape. This had produced violence
and turmoil in the empire that could only be solved, she said, by
elevating women to their former status.
her eloquent teachings, Hypatia attracted both plain and cultured
people to her philosophy and gradually became a political force that
threatened the power of the emerging Church. Constantine had already
proclaimed Christianity the State religion, but the Church had not
established sole control. Hypatia was anathema to many Christians; the
Bishop of Alexandria despised her, no doubt in part because she dared
to preach. Silence and submission were what he expected of women, and
Hypatia's stature in Alexandrian society incensed him.
she had become an advisor to the government, it was difficult for the
Bishop to openly attack Hypatia. Instead he organized a group of
fanatical monks who waylaid her on the way to her weekly lecture at
the university. Dragging her from her carriage, they pulled her limbs
from the sockets, plugged out her organs, hacked her remains to
pieces, and burnt them. Years later, when the great library of
Alexandria was sacked, Hypatia's writings - like her body - were
This, to some
degree, illustrates the nature of the deathbed of humanity where
civilization is dying. On plate created to honor Hypatia, the four wings
of the butterfly, like leaves plugged off, are shown pulled away from the
central core, towards the scalloped edge of the plate and mingling with
The historic dark
ages in Europe followed closely in the shadow of the rage that had still
been an undercurrent in Hypatia's time. The dark ages had raged thereafter
for a thousand years, and still do again in the present. The entire world
is now being destroyed increasingly by the same kind of rage, as we have
it in the destruction of industries, farming, finance, and the oceans with
oil-spills that are no longer cleaned up, and the pollution of the very
air we breathe with radioactive fallout from uranium weapons used in war
that's already reflected in the mass-dying of bees, birds, snakes, frogs,
and so on, and hundreds of millions of cases of human casualties in the
form of numerous diseases.
The nature of the
modern rage was already exemplified to some degree by Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), which Judy Chicago
also honors at The Dinner Party.
With Virginia Woolf,
a woman of our modern age, has been a delicate woman, and having been raped within the family,
had been 'pried open' at it were, so that her
sexuality became burden to her and the cause for mental breakdowns throughout
her life. As a writer, which she had become, the thought of being
discriminated against as a woman, had made her ill. Judy Chicago writes of her:
to Woolf's philosophy, the subjugation of women was the key to most of
the social and and psychological disorders of Western Civilization.
She believed that only by wedding masculine and feminine traits on
personal, social, and esthetic levels could the world become sane. Her
struggle to build an integrated language and to affect the world
seemed hopeless in the face of fascism, which she saw as values of
patriarchy gone mad. She believed that the rise of Nazism was an
infantile reaction to women's demands for equal rights. Unable to
maintain her sanity, in 1941 she deliberately submerged herself in a
river and drowned...
image (referring to the plate) breaks away from the basic plate shape
and - though still contained within its plate setting - is the most
liberated form on the table. The 'breaking open' of the plate's
structure symbolizes the breaking of the historic silence about
women's lives, which can only be fully understood if women possess
their own forms of expression. The luminous petals spread open to
reveal her bursting center, and image of Woolf's fecund genius."
Virginia Stephen -
It is interesting
to note that Mary Baker Eddy focused the applicable segment of her Church
Manual, for the pertaining element here, on the subject of the "Guardianship
of Church Funds." The subject of economy had evidently been deeply intertwined with
the rise and fall of civilization as the causative factor thereof,
especially the collapse into the dark ruled by empire, which still lingers
in the modern world in the form of empire-economics (misnamed economics).
Today's concept of economics is a behavior-modifying circus centered on
what are called "market forces" and imagined "money
values" that are constantly twisted to achieve ever-greater
efficiency in the looting of society. In real terms, economics is
physical, expressed by the spiritual process that is focused on meeting
the human need.
It is a fact of
history that the big boost of fascism that Hitler facilitated, and that
Nazism that grew out of, was intentionally created and promoted by the
masters of empire for economic-looting objectives, aiming at the destruction of
the Soviet Union and the complete looting of Germany. As has been stated in recent
years by a renowned economist of the imperial system of monetarism, that
if Hjalmar Schacht, who was set up as Economics Minister in Germany, had
been successful in looting Germany sufficiently, "Hitler would
not have been necessary."
The very thought of
it all makes one still ill, considering the suffering and destruction that
was inflicted on this course. Virginia Woolf was sensitive to recognize
this 'train' of sexually oriented despotism, and that the entire train of
madness had its root in gross sexual dislocation towards extreme patriarchy.
However, she was evidently unaware that this mad 'train' had been
intentionally arranged at the very root of empire, for its effect.
The guardianship of
the currencies of nations as a reflection of the productive and creative
capacity of their society has been sadly neglected whereby fascism, the
fascism of empire, has invaded the whole world with its deadly effects in
the form of financial looting and
Typically, the forces who stood against this trend,
the trend of enthroning empire, have been swept out of the way with slander, ridicule, threats,
assassination, and if need be, war. Christ Jesus one of those who stood
against this growing 'river' of madness. But the last word has not been
spoken. Mary Baker Eddy's college remains open, with her presiding as
President, though it is presently largely unknown to exist. The irony is
that the open college where no personal teaching takes place is also a
college of economics, if not the only true college of economics, because
in its highest sense, money, as a reflection of the principle of justice,
is a divine idea. It serves the process of fair adjustment in the exchange
of value. It serves no other purpose or function. And a spiritual idea
reflecting the harmonizing order of divine Principle, money can no more be
owned and horded as property, than God can be owned or horded as property.
The value of a society's currency reflects the strength of that society's
productive and creative activity. It has no intrinsic value. It reflects
the value of the Christ-process in society uplifting the human
self-perception, and thereby it productive and creative potential. When
the perceived value of the human being in a society is at a high level,
and is correspondingly acknowledged in productive and creative economic
processes that uplift the general welfare of society as a whole, than this
society's currency has invariably a correspondingly high value. Therefore,
the real value of a currency reflects a society's attained spiritual
self-perception. That's the underlying principle of economics. Anything
else is secondary. It must therefore also be said that the healing of
economics in a society depends absolutely on the scientific healing of its
Christianity. The two cannot be separated.
The current world
stands far from this. Society is not eagerly reaching out for this
healing, even while its failing to do so, has suicidal consequences. When
artificial value is attributed to money, a value it does not have, which
is happening on a vast scale in the financial derivatives markets, which
are gambling markets, fast profits are stolen from society's living in a
process of horrendous 'rape' whereby its physical, social, and cultural
structures are collapsing. Unemployment, crime, and homelessness are
merely the frontline symptoms of this collapse into fascism, poverty, and
the ultimate disintegration of nations.
All of this is linked with the
state of society's Christianity and the need for its being healed, which
this entire column is dedicated to. It may be termed, "The healing of
chapter of the textbook is short, but to the point, an in the excerpts
Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental
swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. "Let there be
light," is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos
into order and discord into the music of the spheres. The mythical human
theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism,
sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded
no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind...
The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor
compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be
understood aright through mortal concepts. The precise form of God must
be of small importance in comparison with the sublime question, What is
infinite Mind or divine Love?...
No form nor physical combination is
adequate to represent infinite Love. A finite and material sense of God
leads to formalism and narrowness; it chills the spirit of Christianity....
Man is more than a material form with a mind
inside, which must escape from its environments in order to be immortal.
Man reflects infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God.
God expresses in man the infinite idea
forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from
a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of
Truth. We know no more of man as the true divine image and likeness,
than we know of God.
The infinite Principle is reflected by
the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the material
so-called senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. The
human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity
gains the true conception of man and God.
Lord's Prayer: - Give us this day our daily bread;
Textbook: Chapter 9 - Creation
9 - Guardianship of Church Funds
Shine of Butterflies - Christ
and Christmas Index
Shine of Rainbows"
- Symbol of Our Heritage
Brain, Intimacy, Spirituality
singly powered universe
is God that Man is an Expression of?
- The Taj Mahal
- Temples of India
Power of 56
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