From the series Discovering Infinity
The Science of the Sublime
A vast pedagogical structure for discovery and scientific and spiritual development was created in the late 1800s that had remained largely hidden for over 100 years. Its author, Mary Baker Eddy, named the science involved, Divine Science. She 'poured' all of her major works into this single structure as constituent elements of it, but always kept the form of it merely outlined to be brought to light in future ages by the process of discovery itself -- a kind of "excelsior extension" of which she said, "its crowning ultimate rises to a mental monument, a superstructure high above the work of men's hands, even the outcome of their hearts, giving to the material a spiritual significance... love catching a glimpse of glory."
Mary Baker Eddy spoke those words in 1906 in her dedication message for the dedication of the great Christian Science temple in Boston Massachusetts. In real terms she might have been speaking about something far greater that stands poised today to uplift mankind, namely her pedagogical structure that is truly the crowning ultimate that rises to a mental monument, a superstructure high above the work of men's hands, even the outcome of their hearts.
Her pedagogical structure has been created to be discovered, having been presented by her only in outlined form. What unfolds in the course of this discovery is so vast and so majestic that it took it took this researcher almost a quarter century to explore is its numerous dimensions. Mary Baker Eddy pointed out that what began with the cross has its excelsior extensions in the crown, and pointed out that its crowning ultimate rises to a mental monument, a superstructure high above the work of men's hands, even the outcome of their hearts, giving to the material a spiritual significance... love catching a glimpse of glory. Those were daring words, and they were all justified.
Well over a hundred years ago an idea was born that the age of Christ-healing hadn't ended with the crucifixion of Jesus. It all began with the discovery of the divine Principle of scientific mental healing. Mary Baker Eddy literally stepped off the deathbed with such a healing, and determined to make the science of her healing available to all mankind.
She succeeded and named the outcome Christian Science. But this is only half of the story. Unknown to the world, she created another scientific monument in the form of a vast pedagogical structure for the advance of universal Divine Science that Christian science is but a part of together with all of her major achievements, including her textbook and the structure of the church that she created. She poured ten major structures into this one pedagogical structure and created a seal from the most intricate aspects thereof, which she placed on the cover of her books. In other words, she is saying to the world with this gesture that her merely outlined pedagogical structure that comes to light only through the process of discovery, is her crowning achievement. It mandates the very process by which she made her own discoveries.
The research book presented here documents the research work of researcher Rolf A. F. Witzsche, since the early 1980s. It is presented in honor of Mary Baker Eddy, the creator of the pedagogical structure between the years 1866 and 1910. The book is also presented in honor of John Doorly who made the first faint discoveries of the existence of the pedagogical structure in 1940s, and in honor of Howard Meredith who made the breakthrough discoveries in the 1980 of the full structure resulting from painstaking work, keen insight, attention to details, prayer, watching, going the extra mile, and sharing the discoveries with scientific honesty and integrity.
The research book documents what came to light by the work of an individual researcher. It does not represent a specific dogma, or the perception of a group, a church, an institution or elite authority, or the perception of other researchers, individually or collectively.
The book, Universal Divine Science: Spiritual Pedagogicals, is Volume 3A of the research series, Discovering Infinity.
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