Spiritual Teaching Must Always be by Symbols – Chapter 1

by MJSmith


     You know there are many things in this world that we are not taught.  I feel it is do to the fact that mortal mind does not want us to know them or learn them.  One example has to do with why the Christian Science Board of Directors in Boston excommunicated John W. Doorly, and some of his students, because they did not want Doorly’s spiritual enlightened teaching to reach the Christian Science Field.  Another example is that the Boston Board did not want the Truth that is published in Bliss Knapp’s 1940s book Destiny of The Mother Church to be sent out into the world.
     I know that the Roman Catholic hierarchy is not any better than the Boston Board of Directors.  They made certain things taboo (like Tarot cards) in order to keep the “flock” from having anything to do with these items of spiritual teaching (via symbols).
     When I speak of a Board of Directors or the Roman Catholic Church I am not speaking specifically about evil men or bad men, I am speaking about personal sense.  Personal sense is the serpent of Adam that later on turns out to be the red dragon (drag-on of ecclesiastical despotism) in Revelation 12.  These men are power hungry and ravenous wolves in high places (this is why they build their high towers).
     There are Christian Scientists I know who feel that I am wrong in how I study symbols even though Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures “Spiritual teaching must always be by symbols.” (S&H – “The Apocalypse”)  So this is what I do, I take symbols and use them to explain Christian Science.  The Bible is also full of symbols and if we fail to understand these symbols then we fail to understand the Bible.
     For instance, what do the four beasts or the four living creatures of the lion, the ox or bull, the face of a man, and the flying eagle (as found in Ezekiel and Revelation) really represent?  Mary Baker Eddy gives us the answer in “The Apocalypse” (16th chapter of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures).  She gives us the divine calculus of the Word (lion), the Christ (bull or ox), Christianity (face of a man), and Science (flying eagle) – even though she does not mention the lion, ox (bull), face of a man, or flying eagle.  These four living creatures are constellations of the zodiac and Ezekiel spiritually translated them for us.  The four living creatures were – Leo, Taurus, Aquarius, and Scorpio (originally Libra and Scorpio may have been one constellation and the serpent bearer Ophiuchus was possibly one of the zodiac constellations at this time).  Mary Baker Eddy gave us even a clearer idea of the four living creatures.  She writes of the divine calculus as follows, “…Taken in its allegorical sense, the description of the city as foursquare has profound meaning.  The four sides of our city [foursquare] are the Word, Christ, Christianity, and divine Science; ‘and the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day:  for there shall be no night there.’  This city is wholly spiritual, as its four sides indicate.

Window of the Open Book with the divine calculus.  East is on the left side and West in on the right side because the window is on the South wall and this view is inside the church.

     “As the Psalmist saith, ‘Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion,[1] on the sides of the north [the Word], the city of the great King.’  It is indeed a city of the Spirit, fair, royal, and square.  Northward [toward the Word], its [three keystone] gates open to the North Star [the first Major Star that accompanies the Open Bible Keystone Window], the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation; eastward [toward the Christ], to the [Day]star [which is the second major star for the Word cycle] seen by the Wisemen of the Orient [East], who followed it to the manger of Jesus [the Madonna and Child Keystone Window]; southward [toward Christianity], to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross [with Acrux, which symbolizes the third major star for the Word cycle] in the skies, – the Cross of Calvary [Keystone Window], which binds human society into solemn union; westward [toward divine Science], to the grand realization of the [the fourth major star for the Word cycle is represented by the moon’s] Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony [Keystone Window].” (S&H 575:17-576:2)
     My interpolations describe Window of the Open Book (a Rose Window on the southern side of The First Church of Christ Scientist) and how this window was symbolically patterned after this paragraph.  She continues in the following paragraph, “This heavenly city, lighted by the Sun of Righteousness, — this New Jerusalem, this infinite All, which to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness, — reached St. John’s vision while yet he tabernacled with mortals.”  In Window of the Open Book we find this symbol which “to us seems hidden in the mist of remoteness” a Jerusalem artichoke (a sunflower) pattern.  The flower’s petals surround the hub’s[2] seeds found within “a little open book” known as Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.  For years I saw this flower; however I did not pay much attention to its symbology, as it remained hidden to me until I dreamed about the divine calculus and artichokes.  If I had heard of a Jerusalem artichoke before the dream I did not remember it, as I was much surprised when I saw it in the dictionary, and I was also surprised when I found out what it was.  The Jerusalem artichoke in Window of the Open Book has twenty-four petals.  This opened up the Jerusalem artichoke Matrix for me, which is based upon the teaching chapter “Recapitulation.”[3]

     Keep in mind that what I have just explained to you about the city foursquare has to do with divine Science.  On page 577 Mary Baker Eddy tells us about the city of our God.  “This spiritual, holy habitation has no boundary nor limit, but its four cardinal points [the divine calculus again] are:  first, the Word of Life [for the Open Bible Keystone], Truth [for the Woman God-crowned Keystone], and Love [for the Lord and Lamb Keystone]; second, the Christ, the spiritual idea of God [for the Madonna and Child Keystone, the Oil Lamp Keystone, and the Palm Leaves of Salvation Keystone]; third, Christianity [for the Cross of Calvary Keystone, the Pomegranates Keystone, and the Harvested Wheat Keystone], which is the outcome of the divine Principle of the Christ-idea in Christian history; fourth, Christian Science [for the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony Keystone, the Concord Grapevine Keystone, and the Big Dipper Keystone[4]], which to-day and forever interprets this great example and the great Exemplar.  This city of our God has no need of sun or satellite [like a moon], for love is the light of it, and divine Mind is its own interpreter.  All who are saved must walk in this light.  Mighty potentates and dynasties will lay down their honors within the heavenly city.  Its [Stargates and Keystone] gates open towards light and glory both within [The First Church of Christ Scientist as the city foursquare] and without [The First Church of Christ Scientist as the city of our God],[5] for all is good, and nothing can enter that city [as the city foursquare and the city of our God is the same city – the Kingdom within my consciousness, and your consciousness], which ‘defileth, …or maketh a lie.’”  (S&H 577:12)
     To me, these words mean that the city foursquare is equated to a pyramid that is square, having four sides to it.  The four Major Stars form the four walls (of protection) for this pyramid, and if you were to look down upon a pyramid, where these four walls join each other you would see an X shape.  It is because of this that I use the X to symbolize the city foursquare that has to do with divine Science.

top of a pyramid

     The city of our God is the same city, only it has no mental or physical limitations or boundaries, just as the compass rose[6] depicts the whole Earth with its four cardinal points.  And it is for this reason that I use the + symbol to represent city of our God and Christian Science.
     The four living creatures (four beasts) also represent the four Gospels!  Matthew presents the Word aspect (or tone) to the life of Jesus.  Mark presents the Christ aspect to the life of Jesus.  Luke presents the tone of Christianity and John presents the tone of Science in the life of Jesus.  This is why the four accounts differ so much in telling us the story of Jesus.  But most of the world does not even understand this because of scholastic theology.  I wonder if many church going Christian Scientists even understand this.  Those who have studied the works of John Doorly (and the works of his students) understand it.
     So is everything that the Christian churches have told us is evil and bad really evil and bad?  I answer and say, “No.”  And I can honestly answer “no” when you begin to understand church history and how the hierarchies have wished only to manipulate the “flock” and control them on a permanent basis.  The early Christians may have had churches, but they were not materially organized churches.  These early Christians were more interested in following the Christ by doing the healing works of Christ.  They would heal each other as Jesus healed in the four Gospels.  This healing work was not limited to Jesus and his twelve disciples.  All Christians were capable of doing the works.
     The Roman Emperor Constantine claimed that he had a vision of a cross, this was a lie.  In the made up vision Jesus told him that he should use the cross symbol when he went into battle, if he did so he would be triumphant over his enemies.  What would motivate God to create a church that was based upon war (murder)?  What would motivate God to create a church that was based upon materially organized rules and regulations?  Was it a “suffer [permit] it to be so” allowance so that mankind could spiritually progress?  I do not think so, because the creation of this Roman Church actually halted spiritual progress, it brought about the end of healing, and a time period began that was named as the Dark Ages (and remember, if we do not learn our lesson history will repeat itself).
     Rome’s first mistake was in declaring Jesus to be God.  Jesus never said he was God.  His words, “I and my Father are one,” was misinterpreted and misunderstood by the carnally minded.  When Jesus said this he was speaking about the Christ Mind as being this “I”.  But, even if Jesus was speaking of himself, what he would have meant was that he reflected God and that they were one in quality not one in Being.  Mary Baker Eddy has spiritually translated these words of Jesus when she wrote, “Principle [God] and its [Christ] idea [manifested as man] is one.”  The Bible’s use of the word are denotes pluralism, while Mary Baker Eddy’s use of the word is signifies oneness (as single).  So Jesus was actually saying, “I and my Father are plural one (not single one).”  And this means that they are God and God’s reflection – one.
     Rome purposely declared Jesus to be God in order to have a flesh successor who would be given the title of Pope (Papa, Father).  The Roman Emperor became the Pope, and this Pope would have continuous successors in the flesh from that point onward.  Perhaps the first Pope had good intentions, but good intentions do not always work out the way they are intended to work out.  When men are handed down infinite power they can become most wicked!  You can call it “human nature.”  And even if the man in charge is not bad or evil, who is to say that the men around him are going to be good men?  Who is to say that those beneath the Pope are not out for themselves and willing to commit vile sins in their quest for power?  To be honest, I see the first Pope  as being a Roman Emperor who said, “Well, if you can’t beat them join them!”  And that is exactly what he did.  He pretended to be a Christian so that he could take over Christianity and warp it into something it never was meant to be.
     Eventually, the Roman church decided that they were to take over the world (in those days the Eastern Hemisphere).  The Crusades were most violent and constantly broke the Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”  The Inquisitions were evil!  And it was all in the name of good.  The church, in order to gain land and money, would lie about a person; they would make false charges that so and so was a witch, or practiced witchcraft.  Nobody was safe from being falsely accused if they had something that the Church wanted.  These practices used the tools of fear, superstition, and the breaking of another Commandment: “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”
     So, let us go back to the Renaissance, the New Birth with the ending of the Dark Ages.  Symbols were taken from Bible sources, like Revelation, and placed on cards.  These cards were called Tarot cards.  The original purpose of the Tarot cards was to explain the Madonna’s God-crowned mission (see Revelation 12).  Why?  Because Revelation 12 is the main point of Revelation, it is in the fourth (capstone) vision.  This fourth vision explained the fulfillment of Bible prophecy via the second coming of Christ.  As long as Revelation remained a mystery (nobody could really understand it) the Roman Church was okay with having it in the Bible.  What they did not really like is the fact that it told mankind plain and simple that the second coming of Christ would be as a woman!  A male dominating society frowns upon having any woman being successful (a Christ successor)!
     The Tarot cards were chalk full of Bible symbols and the church knew it.  They were fully aware that the cards spoke of the woman God-crowned!  For some reason Gypsies began to use Tarot cards to tell people’s fortunes.  Fortune telling was something that supposedly, according to the Church, was a part of witchcraft.  “Ah, yes!” the Roman hierarchy said, “Now we can make Tarot cards taboo!”  And they went for it.
     I have never been able to use Tarot cards to tell people’s fortunes, because I just do not understand how this is even done, even though I have read books on the subject.  How people “read” the cards is beyond me.  I know Tarot cards were not originally made for fortune telling, but were originally designed to speak of Bible prophecy.  I do not care if there is a card in the deck called THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE, I do not accept that this card really has to do with fortune, luck, or chance.  I call it THE WHEEL OF PROPHECY and it (in the Rider deck at least) even depicts the four living creatures in the four corners of the card holding the four Gospels in paw, hoof, hand, and claw.

     The word “TARO[T]” is of interest as it is found on the WHEEL itself, depending on where you pick up its spelling and which direction you go in (clockwise or counterclockwise) you get other words.  Remember the word Torah?  What is a Torah?  It is Hebrew Law set down by Moses (it is basically the Old Testament).  In THE HIGH PRIESTESS (the woman God-crowned) card[7] we see her holding the Torah in her hand, however, the letter ‘h’ is covered by her mantel.  Backwards TAROT spells TORA.  Another word that specifically deals with THE WHEEL card is ROTA – which means “wheel” and “rotate.”  Thus, the four letters of T A R and O inside the wheel actually do give us the instruction to rotate the wheel.

     Now, perhaps THE WHEEL card was said to have to do with fortune when the Gypsies began to tell fortunes with the Tarot decks?  I cannot say, but it does make you wonder if the term “fortune” really did apply to this card when it was originally drawn.  After all, it seems to have more Biblical symbols in the card instead of fortune telling, and perhaps it was originally a PROPHECY card, and somehow the prophecy was misinterpreted to mean FORTUNE?
     Just what do I mean by this card having more Biblical symbols?  Well, as I already have mentioned there are the four living creatures on the card (again I am speaking of the Rider Deck, so I do not know what original Tarot cards looked like, so I could be wrong about it), and each one of these angel creatures (they all have wings) have with them an open book.  I see these four books pointing to the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  What of the WHEEL itself?  Well, the WHEEL symbol is found throughout the Bible.  The word “cult” also means “wheel.”  Culture and cultivate are rooted to “cult.”  The Hebrew nation, as spoken about in the book of Numbers, is a cult, the Wheel.  These twelve nations encircle the Holy Tabernacle (the Tent of Meeting with God).  Ezekiel’s Wheel repeats this symbol of the culture known as the Hebrew nations; the city of Jerusalem repeats the Wheel.  The Holy City, a.k.a. the city foursquare, the city of our God, New Jerusalem, spoken of in Revelation is again, the wheel.  Once you understand the pattern of the symbols you find it everywhere in every world culture.  Look at any Indian sand painting and you will see the wheel of the divine calculus.  Movies and books have the divine calculus in them too.  The Fifth Element, Angels and Demons, The De Vinci Code, the newest Sherlock Holmes movie, Airbender, etc., are some titles that have the divine calculus in them (even though they often mess up the order and elements).
     Mary Baker Eddy gives us the written instructions for understanding the WHEEL in “The Apocalypse” chapter.  And, as mentioned before, the WHEEL is found in symbol form in the stained glass window located on the southern wall of the original Edifice in Boston (The First Church of Christ Scientist).  This window actually has two given names.  The one most common is Window of the Open Book.  The second name is called the Director’s Window because the four Directors paid for it.  These four Directors are symbolic of the real divine calculus!  However, the (four) Board of Directors followed Mary Baker Eddy’s instructions in regards to the window’s symbols.  Mary Baker Eddy gave them instructions to follow because she understood what she was doing with the symbols and she understood its matrix structure.  I am the first Christian Scientist[8] since Mary Baker Eddy to understand Window of the Open Book and its importance and significance today in regards to understanding its matrix structure and the divine calculus of the “CULT” or the WHEEL!
     I have spent over twenty-six years studying symbols and matrix structures.  My work may be based on the work of others, but I have actually made it unique and original.  Window of the Open Book, THE WHEEL OF PROPHECY, is our modern day Stargate.  It is SHARON’S ROSE WINDOW (a pun, yes, but oh so true).  It is Mount Zion, the city foursquare, the New Jerusalem, and the city of our God all rolled up into one window.
     As mentioned before, Window of the Open Book actually has two open books in it.  The first open book is found on the Wheel of Twelve Keystones (Key’s Tones).  This outer Wheel (representing the three squared-cycles for the Word, the Christ, and Christianity) has the Open Bible Keystone in the Word as the Word tone.  This is quite understandable because the Bible itself follows these three tones.  The Word tone begins with Genesis 1:1 and goes up to the point where the twelve Hebrew nations enter into Jerusalem and with the Judges.   Then the Christ tone takes over with the Fisher-Kings.  The Fishers are the Christ prophets, while the Kings are the Kings of Judah (like David).  There are the twelve minor prophets (like twelve keystones in Window of the Open Book) and four major prophets (like the inner squared-cycle of Science).  And it is in the center hub of the Window’s matrix that we see the second Open Book (which the window is actually named for) – Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Reverend (Revered Leader) Mary Baker Eddy.  And finally Christianity’s outer squared-cycle, in the Bible, covers all the books located in the New Testament.  Revelation is still the tone of Christianity, however, it is a prophecy of the inner hub squared-cycle of Science itself.  For the Christian Science Textbook is the capstone head for the Bible’s Pyramid body.  And this is all seen in the Window’s WHEEL when looked at from the correct viewpoint.  Below is a painting I did of the Window, I now wish I had done it differently, but it is what it is.  The squares are not exactly correct (they are based more upon W. Gordon Brown’s Unity Matrix diagrams), and the Keystones go clockwise instead of counterclockwise.


     The twelve stars that encircle the twelve keystones represent the twelve stars in the woman’s God-crown.  Mary Baker Eddy tells us that these twelve stars represent the twelve tribes of Israel.  But we can also apply the term of stars to angels (as in Revelation 1) who direct the twelve churches (there is really only one church just as there is really only one God and really only one man).  In the first part of Revelation the Son of man has seven stars.  I feel that these seven stars (angels) relate to Christianity from the time of St. John up to the point where Mary Baker Eddy’s mission begins.  I feel that the additional five stars (found in the God-crown) represent five angels for five Christian Science churches.  I see them as (Life) the Church of Christ, Scientist, (Truth) The First Church of Christ Scientist, (Spirit) the first built First Church of Concord (Branch), (Soul) the second built First Church of Concord (Branch), and (Mind) the Church Universal and Triumphant.
     Window of the Open Book’s four major stars are for the Word’s squared-cycle – the Word as the Word, the Word as the Christ, the Word as Christianity, and the Word as Science.  These four major stars also have to do with Life as Mind, Life as Spirit, Life as Soul, and Life as Principle, while Life as Life, the fifth major star (angel), is Reverend Mary Baker Eddy located in the hub.  (Think of the movie The Fifth Element.)

     Let us now return to the Tarot cards (Rider Deck).  In the Major Arcana cards number 2 and 3 (or keys 2 & 3) go together.  THE HIGH PRIESTESS and THE EMPRESS are two aspects belonging to the woman God-crowned.  They represent Mary Baker Eddy’s Womanhood mission as the woman God-crowned.  Both cards depict the woman God-crowned in different ways.  THE HIGH PRIESTESS has the woman having dominion over the moon while THE EMPRESS wears the crown of twelve stars, is said to be pregnant, and represents Venus (the Morning Star).  THE HIGH PRIESTESS holds the Torah in her hand, thus she represents the Side of Life (on the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth) for the Ark of the Covenant – the Letter of the Law.  THE EMPRESS as Venus, a.k.a. the Morning Star, represents the Side of Light (on the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth) for the Arch of the Covenant – the Spirit of the Law.  These two cards represent the two women Sentinels that Mary Baker Eddy placed upon the cover of the Christian Science Sentinel.  They also represent, from the matrix belonging to the Kabalah tree of life,[9] the Pillar of Severity (Letter of the Law) and the Pillar of Mildness (Spirit of the Law).

     The divine calculus is also found in the Tarot cards as the wand or staff for the Word, the pentacle for the Christ, the sword for Christianity, and the cup for Science.  These four symbols are found today in regular card decks as the club (the Word), the diamond (the Christ), the spade (Christianity), and the heart (Science).  The divine calculus is also in the Tarot as the four elements of fire (the Word), earth (the Christ), air or wind (Christianity), water (Science).  These four elements are symbolized in the zodiac as Leo (the Word), Taurus (the Christ), Aquarius (Christianity), and Scorpio (Science).[10]  Thus, it is easy to see where the signs of the lion, ox or bull, face of a man, and the flying eagle were used in the Bible for the divine calculus.[11]  (If you go to my article EZEKIEL’S WHEEL I explain that his first goal was to spiritually translate the astrological zodiac wheel.)

     Two other cards in the Major Arcana explain Mary Baker Eddy’s manhood mission as the angel of Revelation 10.  These two cards are key numbers 14 and 17.  They are TEMPERANCE and THE STAR [OF BOSTON].  TEMPERANCE depicts the male angel described in Revelation 10, however, just as John hid that this angel was not actually a man in his scriptures, so the Tarot card hints to the man’s Womanhood.  John hid the angel’s identity by referring to the angel with masculine pronouns.  However, just as the woman God-crowned is clothed with the sun, so the angel’s face is like the sun.  Likewise, the symbol for the sun (also a symbol for the angel Michael) is placed upon the head of the angel in TEMPERANCE (which is the quality belonging to the Second Degree for Love[12]).  Both Revelation and Tarot depict the identity of the angel to be feminine with the symbol of the “rainbow.”  Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.  There are iris flowers in TEMPERANCE.  The rainbow is used in Revelation to refer back to the symbol used in the Second Day of Spirit with Noah.  Noah had landed upon the capstone of the mountaintop (representing the tone of Spirit as Truth) with his Ark of the Covenant (Letter of the Law).  The ark was built out of necessity because the letter of the law was being broken.   It had stopped raining for several weeks, however, before Noah and his triplet sons, of the three degrees, leave the Ark and see the “cloud with a bow.”[13]  This symbol represents the Arch of the Covenant for the Spirit of the Law to be fulfilled in the Sixth Day of Truth when the angel descends with “a little open book” called Science and Health.  The Tarot angel holds two cups (perhaps representing divine Science and Christian Science) pouring the element of water (perhaps absolute Science).  THE STAR card is said to be the card for Aquarius (Christianity).  THE STAR is code language for angel!  Even though this Tarot card has one sun (yellow star representing Jesus Christ or the Sun of Man) in the center and seven other white stars (seven angles for the seven churches in Revelation 1) the main STAR on the card is the woman.  This woman has two pitchers of water (Christianity).  She pours one pitcher (vial) into the sea (of unconscious error which is the red dragon, also Draco’s sea is in the heavens and has to do with astrology) and the other onto the earth (the red dragon’s domain after his fall from heaven).  The sea and the earth are also locations given that the red dragon’s two beasts (different type of beast from the four living creatures) come up from.  The spiritual teachings (the waters) are poured out in order to handle the two beasts belonging to the red drag-on of ecclesiastical despotism (material organized church hierarchies).  In the background is the tree of life (depicted by the Ibis bird).  The tree of life is the Christian Science Textbook for its leaves (pages) are meant for the healing of the twelve nations.  In both of these cards the angel’s feet are depicted in the same way that Revelation 10 depicts them.  This is not an accident it was done on purpose.  Below is the window in the Boston Edifice of the angel.

Angel Rev. 10 Win

     Now let us move on to the Kabala tree of life.  Many people are afraid to understand what the Kabala tree of life is all about.  I am not saying that I agree one hundred percent with what is written about the Kabala tree of life but there are some interesting aspects to it, and I began to study it because I understood how crucial it was to understanding the Tarot cards.  I do not know if this applies to all Tarot decks as I have not studied them, but I know this applies to the Rider Deck.

     Pamela Coleman Smith was the artist of the Rider Deck.  And she based all her drawings (cards) on a template of the Kabala tree of life.  This woman also used her own initials (for her signature) on each card to form the tree of life.  Which card is the template?  It is found in the Minor Arcana and it is the Ten of Pentacles.  The artist places ten pentacles in particular areas on the card to represent the tree of Life’s Sephiroths (ten spheres).  She purposely places certain items (symbols) in areas where these ten spheres are located, and where the paths to and from the Sephiroths are located.

     In one book on the Kabala tree of life (matrix) they had assigned to each path and each sphere a Bible verse belonging to Genesis 1 (for the Six Days of Creation).  I feel that this is the true significance behind the Kabala tree of life.  I also find it interesting that it stops at the peak (capstone of the mountain) with the Sixth Day of Truth (when the second coming of Christ takes place).  It does not include the Seventh Day of Love, or the Sabbath – which was never a day of creation, for God rests in perfect action on the Sabbath Day of Love.  The Seventh Day covers Genesis 2:1-3 only.  What is important about this is the fact that the counterfeit creation story (with Adam) is not found on the Kabala tree of life at all!  The first chapter of Genesis is really about the revelation of spiritual ideas.  What the Kabala tree of life matrix is telling us is that the Adam allegory is really no part of God’s true creation or revelation.
     John W. Doorly explains that the allegory of Adam is presented to us so that we can understand how error (animal magnetism) seems to operate, and it tells us how to handle the serpent (be Ophiucus, the forgotten zodiac).  It is a fact that the story of Adam was written before the creation account now found in Genesis 1-2:3.  The two accounts were not put in their present order (with perhaps some editing?) until the Hebrew’s captivity in Babylon.  The two stories even speak of two different Gods.  Elohim-Shaddai is the God of Genesis 1-2:3 while the Lord God [Jehovah] is the God of Genesis 2:4 onward.  Elohim-Shaddai is the ancient way of saying Father-Mother God, a God who made man in His-Her image and likeness.  The Lord God, on the other hand, was an anthropomorphic god, a tribal god, a god made in the image and likeness of man.
     In fact, it has come to me, after reading the allegory many, many, many times, and after reading what Mary Baker Eddy writes about this allegory, that Jehovah is actually Adam’s objective viewpoint of what his God should be, thus Jehovah is made in Adam’s own image and likeness (Jehovah is the making of Adam’s religion)!  But I cannot stop there…Mary Baker Eddy says that the Garden of Eden is Adam’s body, the physical body.  It is also easy to understand that Adam was placed in a deep sleep (a hypnotic trance) and he never woke up.  The Bible never says that Adam woke up.  Thus, I see that he only dreamed that he was operated on, that one of his twenty-four ribs was removed (a false suggestion that the Ark of the Covenant and the Arch of the Covenant was broken), and that he became separated from his Womanhood (his divinity).
     After the mental digestion of the forbidden fruit takes place Adam and the woman hide from the Lord because of their nakedness.  Adam had always been physically naked but now he was ashamed of his nakedness, or the fact that he was clothed in matter and not in Spirit.  When you accept the physical material world as your reality you seem to loose your true identity as the spiritual child of God.
     Many Christian faiths blame women for the fall of man (specifically Adam, thus all men).  They even go so far as to make it sound like the woman (who they call Eve) was alone while being tempted by the serpent (I have attended other churches for weddings and funerals).  But the Bible makes it clear that Adam was present and accounted for while the serpent (animal magnetism) tempted the woman.  This had to be so because he was never really separated from his own Womanhood, it was all a hypnotic suggestion.
     So, the serpent is Adam.  Do you disagree with me?  Let me explain to you why this is so.  If the Garden of Eden is Adam’s physical body, then everything in this Garden belongs to Adam’s physical body.  In the center of the Garden is the tree of knowledge of good and evil taught by physical science, which is the counterfeit of God’s Mind Science.  However, the real tree, called the tree of life, represents “a little open book” of Revelation 10.  This Textbook follows the order laid out by Genesis 1-2:3 with the Word order of the Seven Synonymous Terms for God – Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love.  Now, the tree of knowledge represents Adam’s backbone and the red serpent (which grows into the red dragon at the end of the Bible) represents Adam’s nervous system.  Adam is the big giant head called the brain (in the tone of Soul it is called ego).  The serpent and brain communicate with each other via electrical signals.  Now, to prove this I go to Scripture.  The serpent and Adam are both given the same curse (basically).  The ground and dust both represent “nothingness.”  Adam is cursed to till “nothingness” while the serpent is cursed to crawl around in the “nothingness.”
     The curse upon the serpent is repeated in Revelation 12:9.  “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world:  he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

“Dragon cast down to earth

     “That false claim—that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter [nothingness] either to benefit or to injure men—is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea [the Lamb], and so proved to be powerless.  The words ‘cast unto the earth’ show the dragon to be nothingness, dust to dust; and therefore, in his pretence of being a talker, he must be a lie from the beginning.  His angels, or messages, are cast out with their author.  The beast and the false prophets are lust and hypocrisy.  These wolves in sheep’s clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the Lamb of Love.” (S&H 576:18)
     Speaking of electricity, let us examine Adam’s own creation.  He is made up of mud called Adamah clay (which is red).  This mud contains mist (mystification).  Physical scientists say that man came out of a primordial soup mixture (mud, water, etc.) but he did not come to life until this mixture was hit by lightning (electricity).  Okay, so even though the Bible does not mention any lightning bolt mankind generally accepts this “spark of life.”  Now, this is the first type of sex (creation) spoken of in the Adam allegory.  The second sex (creation) is also the outcome of electricity – the deep sleep.  This is a cloning technique (if accepted as really happening).  Even the word surgery has to do with electricity – surge.  Then, in the Garden, we have electricity with the red serpent as it is like copper wire coiled around a metal bar generating current.  The third sex (creation) results in a material man called Cain.  Cain is of The First Degree.  Cain is the result of electricity between male and female (believed to be separated).  Cain is a murderer because the act of sex is murder in The First Degree.
     And now, the woman’s story, she is the first to recognize what animal magnetism is and that she was taken in by it.  She will not blame God for her fall (original sin) – her falling for the serpent’s trick.  The woman is told that she is to obey her husband, the head.  Mainstream Christianity believes this means that she is to obey Adam, her material husband.  But Christian Science tells us different.  Womanhood is to obey her bridegroom, the Christ head consciousness – “The manifestation of God; that which comes to the flesh [Adam man] to destroy incarnate error [the red serpent of physical sensation].”
     According to scholastic theology the woman is cursed to bring forth corporeal mortals through pain and suffering.  But, Christian Science tells us “a woman in travail” is “waiting to be delivered of her sweet promise, but remembering no more her sorrow for joy that the birth goes on; for great is the idea, and the travail portentous.” (S&H 562:24)
     Portentous, portent, means “something that foreshadows a coming event; prophetic indication or significance; eliciting amazement of wonder: prodigious.”[14]  What would the coming event that the woman God-crowned gives birth to?  It must be the second coming of Christ.
     So the woman of Genesis 3 is not Eve, as far as I am concerned, and she is actually given a God-crown mission to bring forth the spiritual ideal via spiritual birth (not via material birth).  The woman is depicted throughout the Bible (some examples) as Sarah, Rebecca, Leah, Rachel, Mary (the mother of Jesus Christ), Mary Magdalene, and finally as the woman God-crowned of Revelation 12.  Mary Baker Eddy fulfilled the mission of Womanhood when she gave birth to her Textbook.  And she brought back to remembrance the real Jesus (a second coming of Christ), and explained his words and works.
     The woman is not called Eve until after the curses have been dished out.  Adam provides the woman with the name of Eve.  Thus, it is Adam who falsely identifies his Womanhood as the mother of all material life.
     The Lord clothes Adam and Eve in skins.  The word is plural; yet, if like I have told you that Adam and Eve is one person why would skins be plural?  Does the plurality have to do with the fact that man has seven layers of skin?  The symbol of the woman God-crowned is the opposite of Eve because she is clothed with the sun (Spirit) instead of matter.  Also in Revelation the Bride adorns herself with seven veils representing Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love.
     After being clothed with skins Adam is kicked out of the Garden of Eden, but how could Adam be kicked out of the Garden of Eden if the Garden is Adam’s material body?  Adam was not literally kicked out of a material body, what he was kicked out of was the harmonious environment he had been experiencing previous to eating the forbidden fruit.  After eating the forbidden fruit Adam began to experience the disharmony of the First Degree (depravity): “Physical.  Evil beliefs, passions and appetites, fear, depraved will, self-justification, pride, envy, deceit, hatred, revenge, sin, sickness, disease, and death.”  (S&H 115:21)
     With this insight into the allegory of Adam, let us begin to understand that we must understand the Bible’s symbols and metaphysical meanings of its names, because reading the scriptures as a history book about the Hebrews and early Christians does not get us very far at all (even though its history is important too)!

[1] Mount Zion would have the shape of a pyramid – the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.

[2] The hub (the center of the wheel) is also the capstone of Mount Zion, where “a little open book” is located.

[3] “Recapitulation” is the fourteenth chapter in S&H.  I feel that Mary Baker Eddy may have given the chapter this title because the answer to the first question re-capitalizes the seven synonymous terms for God.  But she probably gave it its name because of what recapitulation means.  Recapitulation means the same thing as Deuteronomy – to go back over the same information that has come beforehand.

[4] The Big Dipper always points us to the North Star, which brings us full circle back to the Open Bible Keystone.

[5] To me this means that you do not have to be a member of The First Church of Christ Scientist in order to demonstrate Christian Science!

[6] Window of the Open Book is a Rose Window (it is actually a Compass Rose Window).

[7] I am speaking of the 1910 Rider Deck.

[8] There have been some Christian Scientists who have come close to understanding the symbols of this window, like Alice Orgain and perhaps W. Gordon Brown, but I am the first to explain it so fully and completely.  And I admit I may have never gotten as far as I did without W. Gordon Brown’s insights into the matrix structure of the WHEEL, however, he never compared his circle matrix to Window of the Open Book.  Nor did he ever apply the sixteen chapters of the Christian Science Textbook to the Unity (circle) Matrix as I have.

[9] I will explain this matrix later on.

[10] I believe Libra and Scorpio originally represented the flying eagle as they were once combined as one constellation, and this is when Ophiucus (the serpent bearer) was included in the zodiac belt.

[11] In Revelation John uses the sign of Sagittarius to describe the white horseman of Revelation 6.  This white horseman is not the same white horseman found later on in Revelation 19.  The two whites had two different Greek words.  The white for Revelation 6 was an off white, like for the color of a maggot.

[12] See S&H 115

[13] Another reason for accepting that the angel is feminine is the fact that in the Bible virgin females are given coats of many colors.  Joseph’s coat of many colors, thus, was given to his Womanhood (Joseph’s second son) and it is this Womanhood that receives Jacob’s (Israel’s) blessing.

[14] Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary