Mary Baker Eddy’s Place – Chapter 1

by MJSmith

Chapter 1 – THE FOUNDATION STONE

John’s first vision, in the aspect of Mind, establishes the oneness of the One [Mind], as the first commandment, “Thou shalt have none[1] other gods before me [Mind].”

     In the tone of Principle as Mind John tells us the subject (point) of Revelation’s Fourth Vision – the woman God-crowned and her manchild (dominion of man, the fullness of Christ).  This fourth vision is the capstone vision of the seven, thus this vision is the most vital, the most important.  Vision Four’s first section (Principle as Mind) covers Revelation 11:19-12:6.  It speaks about the salvation[2] (the Science or knowledge of Health[3]) being revealed and established. Who revealed and established it to mankind?  It must have been the woman God-crowned found in Chapter 12.

“As published in the Christian Science Sentinel, June 5, 1943

“The position of The Mother Church as to Mary Baker Eddy’s place in the fulfillment of Bible prophecy is clearly set forth in the following paragraphs.  These conclusions are not new; they are confirmed by our Leader’s writings, and the steadily unfolding fruitage of Christian Science bears witness to their truth.”[4]

     It is the woman, Mary Baker Eddy, who fulfills Bible prophecy and brings forth the child, “The Fullness of the Christ.”  This manchild is fully protected, for he is “caught up unto God.”  Yet the red dragon resists this type of self-government, this fullness of the Christ manchild.
     What is the fullness of the Christ?  Jesus, in his day, was unable to give mankind the complete Revelation, or the fullness of the Christ because mankind simply was not mentally ready to accept it.  In fact you could say that he only presented half of the Christ – the manhood half.  Thus a future time, the time during the Sixth Day of Creation, would be witness to the fullness of Christ via the second witness, Mary Baker Eddy (her Womanhood).  “In using the term ‘Fullness of The Christ’[5] we are using the phrase attributed to Paul when he described ‘the anticipation of the ages [Days],” and ‘the full revelation and understanding of complete dominion for man.’ [As found in the Sixth Day]  We know that the first Isaiah spoke of this anticipation as ‘The New [Original] Jerusalem,’ and the second Isaiah presented the thought as ‘the Comfort.’  Jesus himself, in talking with his disciples, used the term of the second Isaiah ‘the Comforter.’  Jesus also spoke of this anticipation as the ‘Spirit of Truth.’  This little explanation is doubly necessary in order that you may fully realize why this is the climax vision.”[6]
     Mary Baker Eddy had two Church organizations.  The first organization, the Fatherhood Church, was from 1879-1889.  “The First Organization was founded on Jesus, the statement of the basis of this Church being, ‘designed to commemorate the word and works of our Master, which should reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost element of healing,’ Manual, p. 17.  This placed the Church within the limits of Jesus’ ‘first coming,’ whereas Christian Science is the second coming of Jesus, for as Mrs. Eddy says:  ‘The second appearing of Jesus is, unquestionably, the spiritual advent of the advancing idea of God, as in Christian Science,’ Ret. 70:20-22.  As Jesus’ second coming must be based on his first coming, it was needful that the First Organization should express the Fatherhood of God, ‘which Jesus manifested,’ S. & H. 562:3.  This was a necessary precedent step to the formation of The Mother Church, as manifested by the feminine representative of the spiritual idea—‘so the Revelator completed this figure with woman, typifying the spiritual idea of God’s motherhood,’ S. & H. 562:5-7.
     “This Church originated under the regime of Motherhood in seven, creation.  This was in the sense that it was started in 1879 under the activity occasioned by the second edition of Science and Health.  This edition was extracted from the third edition which Mrs. Eddy was unable to release from the press due to financial limitation.[7]  The second edition,[8] having but five chapters, did not contain the chapter entitled ‘Creation,’ which had, in the first edition (and in editions subsequent to the second), interpreted the first and second chapters of Genesis briefly.  When the third edition of Science and Health appeared in 1881, God was called ‘Mother’ throughout the interpretation of Genesis; and earth and heaven were defined as the ‘sons and daughters’ of God in the following language:  ‘and this earth and heaven are now and forever the male and female of Spirit, alias the Elohim, or sons and daughters of God’ (third edition. Vol. II, p. 120).
     “So Motherhood was presented in Science and Health five years in advance of the appearance of the twelfth chapter of ‘The Apocalypse [Revelation],’ in which woman brings forth the man child.  And the twelfth chapter of ‘The Apocalypse’ was added three years before the dissolution of the First Organization.  But he[9] could not identify more than seven stars under the Organization founded on Jesus.  Especially is this so when brought forth by Motherhood as presented in the third edition of Science and Health, whose scope was the seven days of ‘creation.’  For this was but the first step in the ‘ideal man,’ the ‘ideal man’ corresponding to ‘creation, to intelligence, and to Truth,’ S. & H. 517:8, 9.
     “‘She brought forth a man child…Jesus, the masculine representative of the spiritual idea,’ S. & H. 565:6-12.  This man child was not only her First Organization but Science and Health itself, which could go no further than its Apocalyptic vision, then limited to Revelation, twelfth chapter, in which woman brings forth the man child.  ‘The Apocalypse’ was added to Science and Health for the first time seven years after this First Organization had been formed.  Thus its first seven years of work could not and did not go beyond the seven stars Jesus held in his right hand, which he said were the angels of the churches [candlesticks], Rev. 1:16, 20, but at the same time prophesied of twelve on Woman’s crown, Rev. 12:1.
     “As Mrs. Eddy interpreted these twelve stars on Woman’s crown as the twelve tribes of Israel, S. & H. 562:11-21, and the twelve tribes of Israel are the angels [a message originated from God in His aspects of Truth and Love] of the twelve gates of the City foursquare, it can be readily seen that there are twelve stars, or Churches,[10] which Christian Science must embrace; hence Mrs. Eddy said that The Church of Christ, Scientist, ‘will embrace all the churches, one by one,’ My. 342:21.  She said this in 1901, eight years before Science and Health was textually complete…”[11]
     If the gates of hell [twelve hours or time zones (and astrological zones) of night] could not prevail against this church, as Scripture declares, then this church has to have the revelation of the true gates of heaven [twelve hours or time zones (and the twelve tribes of Israel) of day or light].
     The Fourth Day (Principle) has the two great lights, one to rule by (or rather to rule during our moments of) “night Darkness; doubt; fear.” (S&H 592:21), the other to rule by “Day.  “The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love.” (S&H 584:1)  It is Christ Jesus, the first great light who ruled by night, during the Dark Ages of Christianity.  And it is Mary Baker Eddy who rules by day, for she is the woman God-crowned (clothed with the sun of the Christ Science).
     Continuing with the “Glossary” definition of “day” she writes,  “‘And the evening and the morning were the first day.’ (Genesis i. 5.)  The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded.  This unfolding is God’s day, and ‘there shall be no night there.’”  This is what the New Jerusalem artichoke matrix represents with its 24 hours of time zones.

Recapitulation

     Taking a look at the first illustration of Christ and Christmas, “Star of Bethlehem [Boston]” it is really the light she reflected that was shining in the First Day.  In the poem is the line, “One lone, brave star [angel-prophet].”  These words were used by Mary Baker Eddy to illustrate her life experience.  In the Christmas letter found in Miscellaneous Writings 159:22 she describes herself as the student’s “lone Leader.”  And I have come to refer to her as the “Lone Stranger,” because today she seems to be a stranger to the world, but also because of an allegory she wrote in Miscellaneous Writings.  “The Fruit of Spirit” is on pages 323-328.  In this allegory she writes that the Stranger is a man, the Stranger is really a she, Mary Baker Eddy.  It is this allegory which is depicted in illustrations ten and eleven of Christ and Christmas.  This story is basically about her appearance to the two children (really one child) seen in “Truth versus Error”.  Again she refers to this child in the masculine, just as she claimed that her successor would be “a man”.  This successor, she implied, would be manifested (born in the flesh) in the 1950’s.  The man (mind) that reflects Mind, thus this man has dominion over error.  If this successor did take place in human form as a male, this man’s womanhood would need to be larger than his manhood as depicted in the illustration.  In other words, the womanhood must lead the manhood.  There is one stipulation to this successor in the story; she must accept Mary Baker Eddy as the woman God-crowned and follow her as “The Way”!  I am not saying that this successor will literally be born as a person, a man.  We know that Mary Baker Eddy writes that man means mind.  Therefore, she could have meant that mankind would, as a collective, begin to manifest Mind in the 1950’s.
     In Miscellaneous Writings, just before her allegory, she writes on page 320:3-30 about CHRISTMAS.  “This interesting day, crowned with the history of Truth’s idea, – its earthly advent and nativity, – is especially dear to the heart of Christian Scientists; to whom Christ’s appearing in a fuller sense is so precious and fraught with divine benedictions for mankind.
     “The star that looked lovingly down on the manger of our Lord, lends its resplendent light to this hour: the light of truth, to cheer, guide, and bless man as he reaches forth for the infant idea of divine perfection drawing upon human imperfection, – that calms man’s fears, bears his burdens, beckons him on to Truth and Love, and the sweet immunity these bring from sin, sickness, and death.
     “This polar [North] star [the Word, the Bride], fixed in the heavens of divine Science, shall be the sign of his appearing who ‘healeth all our diseases,’ it hath traversed night, wading through darkness and gloom, on to glory.  It doth meet the antagonism of error; addressing to dull ears and undisciplined beliefs [the adults found in the mansion] words of Truth and Life.

The Star of Boston (in Mother’s Room)

     “The star [the prophet which is the Christ] of Bethlehem is the star [the prophet which is the Christ] of Boston, high in the zenith of Truth’s domain, that looketh down on the long night of human beliefs, to pierce the darkness [of Christmas Eve] and melt into dawn [of Christmas Morn and be the Day Star prophet which is the Christ].
     “The star [the prophet which is the Christ] of Bethlehem is the light of all ages; is the light of Love, to-day christening religion undefiled, divine Science; giving to it a new name, and the white stone in token of purity and permanence.”

     This “polar star” is found in the original edifice church.  Its location is found in Window of the Open Book, the major star that is found with the keystone window of the Open Bible.  I came to this conclusion because the keystone window underneath it has a picture of the seven stars of the Big Dipper.  The Big Dipper points to the North Star, known as Polaris.  Polaris is also symbolic of the Virgin Mother.  The North Star does not travel (traverse) across the sky; it remains in the same position at all times during the night.  So, I feel that the word traverse here has a different meaning.  I feel that it means “to go against or act in opposition to:  oppose, thwart; to deny (as an allegation of fact or an indictment) formally at law.”[12]  Thus, it is the light of the Word that goes against, opposes, and denies any power given to material law (to darkness).
     It has been recorded that the actual star of Bethlehem was not really a star (sun) at all, but the planet Venus in alignment with the planet Jupiter.  Is this why Jesus spoke of the Morning Star, which is Venus?  This planet actually does traverse (cross) the sky.  It is also supposed to travel the path of a pentagram over an eight-year period.
     In the Textbook’s Preface, page vii.4-10, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “So shone the pale star [in Bethlehem] to the prophet-shepherds; yet it traversed the night, and came where, in cradled obscurity, lay the Bethlehem babe, the human herald of Christ, Truth, who would make plain to benighted [unenlightened] understanding the way of salvation through Christ Jesus [not through Jesus Christ], [un]till across a night of error [after the Dark Ages are over] should dawn the morning [Light; symbol of Truth; revelation and progress.[13]] beams and shine the guiding star [Leading prophet] of [the Science of] being.” (infuses added)
     She wrote about her God appointed mission, “At the present time [my time, the Sixth Day] this Bethlehem [Boston] star looks down upon the long night of materialism, – material religion, material medicine, and material world; and it shines as of yore [as during Jesus’ mission of the Fifth Day], though it ‘shineth in darkness; and the darkness [during the Sixth Day] comprehended it not.’  But the day will dawn [the Seventh Day] and the daystar [Venus, the sun prophetess] will appear [to be the woman God-crowned], lighting the gloom, guiding the steps of progress from molecule and mortals outward and upward in the scale of being.”  (Miscellany 110:5)  To prove that the collective man (or the generic  man) is in tune with Mind.  On June 15, 2013 I happened to see a statue of Venus.  This statue was copied after the famous painting that depicts Venus (the goddess) in a giant sea shell.  The difference between the two is that the statue of Venus was pregnant!  She was the woman God-crowned even though her crown of twelve stars was invisible.  Perhaps the giant shell represents the woman’s spiritual rebirth?  However, I feel that it could also mean that the woman is our great pearl.

 

     It is by no accident that at this point in the church edifice that the stained glass window is of the woman God-crowned of Revelation 12.  Her feet are upon the moon, thus she has power, or dominion, over material laws and forces.  However, I am always willing to accept another explanation of symbols as found in Our Journey Toward True Selfhood.  On page 11-12 Frances Thurber Seal writes:  “John’s clearer sense visioned further than any other apostle; and his faithfulness to this vision led to the glorious revelation of Jesus Christ, which God vouchsafed unto him.  He saw Jesus Christ, the ‘faithful witness, the first begotten of the dead, and Prince of the kings of the earth.’  He saw the ‘woman in the sun [motherhood of God] and the moon [symbol for generic man, divine reflection] under her feet;’ and he saw the warfare against this dominion, and there he left divine Science hidden in the symbolic language of his time.”  (Seal’s own interpolations.)  If this is true, then would “under her feet” mean that Mary Baker Eddy (God’s motherhood) is generic man’s revered Leader (Reverend)?

     Above this woman’s head is another window with her textbook, the little book mentioned in Revelation 10.

     In the first illustration of Mary Baker Eddy’s Christ and Christmas the star shines in the darkness of the First Day (of Mind).
     Below the star is a cloud depicting the Holy Trinity of Father (Life) – Son (Truth) – Mother (Love).  This cloud formation represents the accepted term for God as “Father.[14]  Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God.” (S&H)
     God “Elohim” is translated as the masculine “he” (him).  Yet, “Elohim” is plural, both masculine and feminine.  “Eloh” being the singular feminine.  Thus, the womanhood Eloh includes manhood “him.”  Jesus is the manhood manifestation of God while Mary Baker Eddy is the Womanhood manifestation of God.
     Another name for God that goes with Elohim is Shaddai.  Abraham referred to God as El-Shaddai “God Almighty.”  Shad means “woman’s breast” and also “mountain” a masculine concept of strength.  So, again, we have a union of the masculine and feminine in Shaddai as is found in Elohim.  The prefix “El” is masculine and “ai” is feminine.  Can there be any doubt that God is both masculine and feminine?

     I also find it interesting that the shape of the first illustration known as “The Way,” of Christ and Christmas, has the shape of a breast, and it is the mountain pyramid pattern in which God instructed Moses to pattern the Golden Candlestick after.  Mary Baker Eddy states that it is a mother’s job to educate her child in the pattern found in the mountain—the Golden Candlestick Matrix.  Mary Baker Eddy was, of course, speaking of herself here, as she is the wilderness mother.  But she was also telling her womanhood in all of her students to study the matrix pattern in her textbook and teach this to their children!  How many Christian Science mothers or fathers are teaching their children the matrix structures?

     In the upper right hand corner of illustration one (The Star of Bethlehem) is a cloud (as directly above), one which many people have probably never paid much attention to, it is much harder to see what is in it than the one directly below the star.  This cloud is pure genius, from an artist’s point of view, as it depicts four different pictures in the one cloud formation!  There is a woman’s head, the head of Jesus Christ, the form of a man (generic man, which somewhat resembles the statue known as Oscar), and a baby’s head (which is very hard to make out).  Looking at this picture below I also see (which is just now new to me) a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes (at the back of Jesus’ head).

     To see the head of Jesus you must rotate the picture.  (I have highlighted the cloud in its different viewpoints so that it is easier to see.

The woman’s position (not very good, sorry).

Generic Man

Jesus’ head, with hood covering his head

Baby in Swaddling Clothes

Baby in Swaddling Clothes

 

    There is also a dragon cloud that is moving in for a kill (persecution), other dark clouds represent organized religion based upon scholastic theology.  These dark clouds gather to try and reverse Truth with the claim of materialism.  One man’s skull appears to be split open (on the left side).  There is also a kitty cat chasing a serpent.

“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.”  (Rev. 12:1)

True estimate of God’s messenger

     “Heaven represents harmony, and divine Science interprets the Principle of heavenly harmony.  The great miracle, to human sense, is divine Love, and the grand necessity of existence is to gain the true idea of what constitutes the kingdom of heaven in man.  This goal is never reached while we hate our neighbor or entertain a false estimate of anyone whom God has appointed to voice His Word.  Again, without a correct sense of its highest visible idea, we can never understand the divine [and eternal] Principle [1].  The botanist must know the genus and species of a plant in order to classify it correctly.  As it is with things, so is it with persons.” (S&H 560:10 infuses added)
     The author, Mary Baker Eddy, is making it so clear here that she is speaking of herself as being the woman God-crowned, not just one time but twice!  She places double infuses on her being “God’s messenger [angel]” with the word “again.”
     Next she warns us of the red dragon’s tricks.

Persecution harmful
     “Abuse of the motives and religion of St. Paul hid from view the apostle’s character, which made him equal to his great mission.  Persecution of all who have spoken something new and better of God has not only obscured the light of the ages, but has been fatal to the persecutors.  Why?  Because it has hid from them the true idea which has been presented.  To misunderstand Paul, was to be ignorant of the divine idea he taught.  Ignorance of the divine idea betrays at once a greater ignorance of the divine Principle of the idea—ignorance of Truth and Love.  The understanding of Truth and Love, the Principle which works out the ends of eternal good and destroys both faith in evil and the practice of evil, leads to the discernment of the divine idea.” (S&H 560:22-561:4)
     In Paul Smillie’s biography, on Mary Baker Eddy, he writes about how St. Paul’s writings and teachings had been tampered with by Judaisers (the male Jewish men in his church).  The Judaisers were men who refused to follow the path of Christ Jesus because Jesus’ teachings made women equal to men.  The Judaisers added to Paul’s work, and in every instance it was to put down womanhood so that women would have no rights.  The Judaisers’ additions to Paul’s writings make Paul come off as a hypocrite!  But Paul never put down women.  Paul never denied their place in church or society.
     Paul called these Judaisers “dogs”.  Could dogma be rooted to this idea?  At the same time of the “dogs” (the male homosexuality[15] of Judaisers) there were also changes in Grecian and Roman culture.  Where women had once been equal to the men, they were now placed in lower esteem.  The female goddesses became nothing compared to the male gods, for world affairs reflect church affairs!  When womanhood was put under the tyranny of male homosexuality the Dark Ages began.  This prejudice against women is still seen today in the Roman Catholic Church.  The same prejudice is found in the Board of Directors.  Yes, they have had a few women on the Board, but never has the majority been women.  If things were run correctly in Boston there would be two women and two men Board members, there should be no fifth member because the fifth wheel belongs to an ecclesiastical Board.
     There is even a recent rumor going around that Joan of Arc only thought she heard God speak to her, that it was only a brain tumor which made her believe that she heard God’s voice.  Male energy continually denies that God speaks to women!
     If what Paul Smillie writes is true, could Mary Baker Eddy have chosen to write about Paul to enlighten her readers to the cause of the fall of Christianity?

Spiritual sunlight [clothed the woman God-crowned]
     “The woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she illustrates the coincidence[16] of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea.  The Revelator symbolizes Spirit by the sun.  The spiritual idea is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth, and matter is put under her feet.  The light portrayed is really neither solar nor lunar, but spiritual Life, which is ‘the light of men.’  In the first chapter of the Fourth Gospel it is written, ‘There was a man sent from God…to bear witness of the Light.’” (S&H 561:22)

Spiritual idea revealed
     “John the Baptist prophesied the coming of the immaculate Jesus, and John saw in those days the spiritual idea as the Messiah, who would baptize with the Holy Ghost, – divine Science.  As Elias presented the idea of the fatherhood of God, which Jesus afterwards manifested, so the Revelator [which was really God (the Word) telling Jesus, Jesus (the Christ) telling his angel, and that angel (Christianity) telling St. John (divine Science)] completed this figure with woman, typifying the spiritual idea of God’s motherhood.  The moon is under her feet.[17]  This idea reveals the universe as secondary and tributary to Spirit, from which the universe borrows its reflected light, substance, life, and intelligence.” (S&H 561:32-562:10 infuses added)

Spiritual idea crowned
     “The spiritual idea is crowned with twelve stars.  The twelve tribes of Israel with all mortals, – separated by belief from man’s divine origin and the true idea, – will through much tribulation yield to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science.  These are the stars in the crown of rejoicing.  They are the lamps in the spiritual heavens of the age,[18] which show the workings of the spiritual idea by healing the sick and the sinning, and by manifesting the light which shines ‘unto the perfect day’ as the night of materialism wanes.” (S&H 562:11)

Travail and joy
     “Also the spiritual idea is typified by a woman in travail, 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)
     The woman is protected from the red dragon (spiritual wickedness in high places, the werewolf syndrome[19]).  She “is lifted up into an experience of preparation for something better.  Therefore, in this first section we have the revelation of the ‘fullness of the Christ,’ the understanding of the completeness, presented as the child born of the Woman, and both fully protected.”[20]  It is by the wings of an eagle that the woman is lifted up.  The fourth living creature is that of an eagle.  This eagle is divine Science “the true idea of God.”[21]  This explains why it is the wings of divine Science that lifts the woman up into the wilderness (government by dominion of Motherhood = the Church Manual).  Divine Science is denomination, true Motherhood.  Yet man is dominated for only a time and a half, or for as long as it is necessary for him to realize that he has spiritual dominion over his human experience.  And so, with the Branch Church, or the manchild of the Sixth Day, he has dominion, or he is self-governed.  Mary Baker Eddy was the first to have her feet upon the moon.  It was not until July 16 (her birthday), 1969 that mankind joined her on the moon.  The Apollo Moon missions would have twelve astronauts  (twelve angel stars) with their feet upon the moon – no more – no less.
     “In her [Mary Baker Eddy’s] Second Organization, or wilderness[22] of understanding, the wilderness-Mother had two great [eagle] wings, the two Organizations (Fatherhood and Motherhood), through which Mrs. Eddy was unfolding in both Science and Health[23] and her Church the male and female of God’s creating—the ‘ideal man’ and the ‘ideal woman,’ S.&H. 517:8-10.  She did not complete this process in Science and Health until 1907, when she made the last change in the statement…The Mother’s room [in the East, the side of the Christ] in The (little) Mother Church was separated from the Church Auditorium by a vestibule, lighted by a seven-pointed star.”[24] [25]
     The Concord Branch, built a few years before 1907, also had a Mother’s Room.  However, this Mother’s Room never had access to it from the main auditorium.  It is also located in the West (divine Science) side of the Church.  The symbolic reason being that the foursquare manchild has the rod of divine Science and is self-governed needing no mothering control.  However, there is another symbolic meaning why Mother’s Room is in the West of the Concord Branch.  This reason would be that Mother’s Room belonged to the Bride – divine Science, as Concord is the city foursquare.

Revelation xii. 3.  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads [defiance to the seven synonymous terms for God, God’s seven offices] and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…which lifts its hydra[26][water; false teachings about the woman’s place, about Mary Baker Eddy] head, showing its horns [of unauthorized power] in the many inventions of evil [false conceptions of the woman God-crowned]…This dragon stands for the sum total of human error.  The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief…that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken,’ (S&H. pp. 562, 563).

     “The seven crowns of the dragon prophesied that he would triumph over the first seven stars; hence the First Organization [of the Christian Scientists] was foredoomed to dissolution.  Its ten horns show that its domain is the Ten Commandments (morality), which it has the power to break or to accuse others of breaking [like a Church Manual]; it is called the ‘accuser’ when it is cast out of heaven by Christianity after it ascends to the Christ.  Its power over the Christian is its accusative demands for further purification.  The eleventh star [“Joseph.  A corporeal mortal; a higher sense of Truth rebuking mortal belief, or error, and showing the immorality and supremacy of Truth; pure affection blessing its enemies.” (S&H 589:19)] overcomes it,[27] for its horns do not go beyond the tenth star—human endeavor.  Christianity has the power to cast it out of heaven only after Christianity has reached its heavenly Bride (Science, the Christ idea).  Thus Christianity, in its effort to lift Jesus from seven (First Organization) to ten suffers the resistance of its three horns beyond its seven crowned heads.  However, its heads (claimed intelligence) are but seven.  Thus in the seventh picture of Christ and Christmas,[28] when the seven pointed star yields to light—‘seven-hued white’ which [en]closes the Bible—the dragon is displaced.  He is seen on the outside of the window without power to accuse.  The resistance it presents to Christianity is by virtue of Christianity’s inability to rise above the moral after it has embraced it.  Thus it borrows its three-horned intelligence from the inadequacy of Christianity [body – congregation] separated from Science [head – Leader].  These elements remain separated until Christianity reaches its Bride, Science.
     “What could better characterize the dragon as Old Theology than Mrs. Eddy’s interpretation?  It was the drag on of old ways and means; the warfare for righteousness as against inherent good.  The wilderness-Mother [Michael] wars for righteousness while the God-crowned Woman [Gabriel] represents generic man as inherently righteous in the original Word—the Word that was ‘in the beginning’ with God, John 1:1.  This Word is the Bride, My. 125:26.”[29]
     The Shepherd, that carries his lambs keeps them clean, spotless, and without blemish.  However, if these lambs get dragged on the ground they become dirty and unclean.  It is the drag-on of ecclesiastical despotism that would drag the twelve nations [the sheep] across the dirt, the Adam muddy ground, and across the “Dust.  Nothingness; the absence of substance, life, or intelligence.” (S&H 584:28)
     What form of resistance did the red dragon take in A.D. 95?  The dragon’s resistance was seen in Revelation as the dragon’s seven heads and ten horns, pointing toward Rome when Domitian[30] sat on the throne of power.  There had been ten emperors before him (ten horns of power) and the Empire had seven nations (like the seven hills of Rome).[31]  The closest thing in our time to describe the Roman Empire is Romanism found within the Catholic’s (the first) Mother Church (of Rome).  So it is Romanism that is the red dragon; Romanism (limited to the seven stars of Fatherhood, a Pope) resists the idea that a woman could fulfill Bible prophecy.
     John’s fifth vision, Revelation 17:9, says, “The seven heads [of the first beast] are the seven mountains, on which the woman [of Babylon] sitteth.”  Today these seven hills of Romanist thought resist the seven visions (the seven Minor Pyramid Matrixes) of Saint John.  Boston “hill town” is the mountain pyramid where the harlot woman (the scarlet “imposter” Leader) sits in control over the Branches.  There is a difference between dominion via Pastor Emeritus and dictatorship via a Board of Directors.  Dominion brings forth a “self-governing nation” (as with the woman God-crowned Branch) while a dictator is nothing but evil.  “Dictator  a. a person granted absolute emergency power; esp. one appointed by the senate of ancient Rome[32]  b. one holding complete autocratic control  c. one ruling absolutely and often oppressively  2 : one that dictates  dictatorship  1: the office of dictator  2: autocratic rule, control, or leadership  3 a: a form of government in which absolute power is concentrated to a dictator or a small clique  b. a government organization or group in which absolute power is so concentrated  c. a despotic state”  (Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, infuses added)
     The Roman church.  The church of the Middle Ages had become very different from the early church in the New Testament.  In the time of Constantine, the church at Rome became very important and influential, so much so that churches in other parts of the Roman Empire looked to the church at Rome for spiritual leadership.  Some church leaders taught that the church at Rome and its leaders had spiritual authority over all Christians.
     “Gradually, a vast church organization had developed with Rome as its headquarters and the bishop of the Roman church as the head (ruler) of the entire Christian church.  It was known as the Catholic Church (catholic meaning “universal”), because it was the only organization of churches.  The head of the church was called the pope (a Latin word meaning “father”).  From Rome, the pope spiritually ruled the Christian churches of medieval Europe in much the same way that the Roman Empire had politically ruled the ancient Mediterranean world.
     The revived Roman Empire.  The Roman church was closely united with the political rulers of Europe.  In a.d. 800, the pope crowned Charles the Great, or Charlemagne, as emperor of the Romans.  The government used the Roman church to back up its political authority, and the Roman church often used the government to punish those who did not worship God the way the church wanted them to.  After Charlemagne’s son died, his empire fell apart.  Later, in a.d. 962, the pope and a new emperor, Otto the Great, formed what they called the Holy Roman Empire, which lasted until 1806.[33]
     Two [Tom] Catholic churches.  In a.d. 869, the one Catholic Church began to split.  By a.d. 1054, there were two Catholic churches.  The Roman Catholic Church kept its headquarters at Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox Church (also called the Greek Catholic Church) established its headquarters at Constantinople.”[34]
     Moses, the wilderness father, had his counterfeit story found in Roman legend of two twin brothers.  The story of Romulus and Remus has a very similar tone to it.  The two twins (dualistic nature) are placed upon the river in a basket in order to save them from the king (pharaoh) and found by a mother wolf (wilderness mother of organized religion).  This wolf mother represents the pharaoh’s daughter in the Moses story.  At this point, the two stories differ.  A farmer finds the twins and raises them.  They grow up only to kill their uncle who happened to be the king.  They make a deal with each other that whoever sees the most condors will build the city (Rome, which could be considered to be like the Holy City) in their chosen location.  Remus says he sees six condors, while Romulus claims to see twelve condors.[35]  Remus believes Romulus to be a liar, jumps over a ditch, and makes fun of his brother.  Romulus winds up killing his brother and then begins to build Rome, which eventually becomes, to the Roman Catholics, the Holy City or Vatican Hill.
     And this is where I get into the story of Harry Potter.  Harry is a victorious symbol while Potter is symbolic of “eternal Mind the Potter is.”  Harry’s teacher, Remus, is a werewolf, he knew Harry’s father, James (Jacob), as did Peter Pettigrew (the pet he grew into was a rat).  Peter symbolizes Romanism in the stories, as he is servant to Lord Voldemort (he who must not be named).  Lord Voldemort’s real first name is Tom “twin.”  Voldemort is basically a Pope type, and he is literally a talking serpent!  Remus, however, represents the second Mother Church, The First Church organization located in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Board of Directors is like Lord Voldemort with his Peter Pettigrew (church built upon the rock – Peter.  It is also a false tail, told by the Roman church, that their church is built upon St. Peter.)  Peter literally gives his right hand to help his Lord come to power.
     Remus has not exactly overcome “spiritual wickedness in high places” (the werewolf syndrome) although he has a good heart and knows how to fight animal magnetism (the dark arts).  He is also one of the best dark arts professors that Hogwarts ever had!  And so I see Remus as the honest seeker for Truth, a true Christian Scientist at heart.  In The Half Blood Prince Remus resists his Womanhood, Tonks, in order to protect her.
     I would like to go back now to how the Roman church claims Peter to be the foundation of the Roman Catholic Church.  “During the Middle Ages, the unscriptural doctrines of the Roman church did not go completely unchallenged.  Marsilius of Padua, born around 1275, could have had a successful career as a church official.  But with a mind made razor-sharp by the study of philosophy, Marsilius would not blindly accept the teachings of the Roman Church.
     “Marsilius vehemently opposed the power of the popes as unscriptural.  He realized how much the papal claims depended upon the Petrine theory, that Christ made Peter the head of the Roman church and that Peter passed this power to the bishops of Rome, the first of whom (after himself) he appointed.  After demonstrating that the Bible does not support the claim that Christ gave Peter such power, Marsilius proved by Scripture that the Apostle Peter had not founded the church of Rome, was not the first bishop of Rome, and therefore was not the first pope.  As he slashed through the Petrine theory with his logic, Marsilius began with the fact that the Bible does not say Peter ever even visited Rome.  ‘It can be proved by Scripture that Paul was two years at Rome, preached there and converted all Gentiles who were willing to be converted,’ said Marsilius, ‘But, as to Peter, I say that it cannot be proved by Scripture that he was bishop of Rome or, what is more, that he was ever at Rome.  For it seems most amazing if, according to some popular saint’s legend, St. Peter came to Rome before St. Paul, preached there the word of God and was then taken prisoner, if then St. Paul after his arrival in Rome acting together with St. Peter had so many conflicts with Simon Magus and in defense of the faith fought against emperors and their agents, and if finally, according to the same story, both were beheaded at the same time for their confession of Christ, there fell asleep in the Lord, and thus consecrated the Roman Church of Christ – most amazing, I say, that St. Luke, who wrote the Acts of the Apostles and Paul himself make not the slightest mention of St. Peter.”[36]
     As Acts 28:22 makes note that “the Jews in Rome knew nothing of Christianity before Paul came to them, except that ‘everywhere it is spoken against.’”[37]  Thus, as was deduced by Marsilius of Padua in his famous work Defender of the Peace (1324), the Pope is a false successor.  It is also true that Constantine lied about the vision he claimed to have had about Jesus and the cross.  There is no truth to the fact that any of his soldiers even used the cross symbol in battle.  I say that his main goal in life was to become the emperor over Rome and Christianity.  The best way to destroy Christianity is to pretend to be its friend instead of its enemy!
     Marsilius was a German.  Could then, Mary Baker Eddy have been warning us about such things when she incorporated Roman architecture for the Boston Extension and Gothic (German) architecture for her Concord Branch Church?  The Board of Directors is more like yesterday’s Romans, than the Gothic protestant, with their false claim of being Mary Baker Eddy’s legalized successors!
     This being said, the Roman Church really is not the Church that Jesus spoke of at all.  So where can we find this True Church of Christ?  The word Petra, used by Jesus, is a feminine form of Peter, not the masculine, thus, it was not a male thought pattern that the true Church would be based upon, but the female thought pattern based upon the matrix of the divine calculus (the pebble, chalk, or limestone.  By the way, the Great Pyramid of Giza is built with limestone.)
     “The name Cepheus[38] is sufficiently close to the Greek rendering of the Aramaic word Cephas to suggest a common origin.  It seems likely that both are derived from the Egyptian ‘Khufu,’ the name of the most memorable of all Old Kingdom pharaohs and the builder of the Great Pyramid….Given the tentative connection we may therefore suspect that the name ‘Khufu’ in the ancient Egyptian lexicon meant ‘rock’ – the same as its Aramaic equivalen ‘Cephas.’”[39]
     “If we understand Cephas as being the Aramaic equivalent of Khufu,[40] and accept that this (not Petros [or Petras]) is the name by which Jesus originally called Simon, we get a very different understanding of their conversation in Matthew 16.  It would seem then what Jesus was really saying to Simon was:  ‘You are Khufu [in Greek, Petra], and on this rock [i.e., the Great Pyramid of Khufu], I will build my Church and the Gates of Hades shall not prevail against it!”[41]  The Gates of Hades being the twelve hours of night, or the twelve zodiac symbols of astrological science belonging to the dragon.  These twelve gates of Hades are also found to be the first twelve gates (the minor gates that begin with Genesis 3:1) found in the “Genesis” chapter of the Christian Science Textbook.  The Gates of Hades are translated back to God by the “The Apocalypse” chapter’s twelve minor gates.
     Simon Bar-Jona (son of Jona “dove” = divine Science) is “Blessed” Jesus says.  He, or rather divine Science, is given the “Keys to the Kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 16:13-20).  These Keys are the matrix layouts to the city foursquare and the Holy City.  Thus, it is the rock of the (Great) Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth that the Church of Christ, Scientist was patterned after and this is why, I believe, that Mary Baker Eddy compared her Church to the Great Pyramid of Giza.  Of course, I do not disagree with my Leader, that it was the type of thought being reflected by Simon at the time Jesus asked him who he thought he was, that is important in building the Pyramid Matrix of Truth!  It is this type of thinking that we all must reflect, the one Mind of God, so that we may understand the matrix layouts, the Key to the Scriptures.
     It is also an important side note, according to Adrian Gilbert, that the most important, sacred numbers that were incorporated in the building of the Great Pyramid were the numbers seven (as in the seven synonymous terms for God) and eleven (seven plus four [divine calculus] equals eleven) what I have been shown to use in the Great Pyramid Matrix of Truth (also used in Christ and Christmas matrix attributed to Judge S. Hanna).  Later on I also found out how to incorporate the four levels of Science into the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.
     “Through discernment of the spiritual opposite of materiality, even the way through Christ, Truth, man will reopen with the key of divine Science the gates of Paradise which human beliefs have closed, and will find himself unfallen, upright, pure, and free, not needing to consult almanacs for the probabilities either of his life or of the weather, not needing to study brainology to learn how much of a man he is.”[42]  These gates of Paradise must represent the twelve keystones of Window of the Open Book, or the Wheel of Prophecy Matrix.  These twelve gates are also the minor gates, the first twelve gates, found in “The Apocalypse” chapter.
     Adrian Gilbert talks about two Stargates.  One is located between Cancer and Gemini; the other is located between Scorpio and Sagittarius.  The first, in the East, represents birth into the human, or rather the coming from the Father, while the second one, in the West, represents death out of the human, or rather the going to the Father.  This being said, is it really that odd or strange that Mary Baker Eddy was born under the sign of Cancer and left the human under the sign of Sagittarius?

     Gilbert goes on to say that the Stargate is opened with the key, or ankh given to Peter (for Peter relates to the constellation of Orion), and says, “the implication is that the ancient Egyptians anticipated our own time, the end of the Age of Man [Adam man].  For today the constellation of Orion extends its hand, with its metaphorical key (the sun at the solstice) to the Stargate of Hades [the First Degree, or birth into matter, must be spiritually translated back to God as “the coming from the Father”], and does so as the sun sits over the Khafre pyramid in the east and the west.
     “This, to me, is what the symbol of the ankh is really all about.  It is the key to the gate of heaven, that is to say to eternal life in the world beyond this one [which must be spiritual].  Jesus, who was obviously highly initiated and knew about these matters, was representing the key [to the Stargate to heaven, or the going to the Father] to Peter.”[43] This key represented in the heavenly sky as a sign for our time when mankind would understand the matrix Key to the Scriptures (singular key).
     A well-known symbol of astrology is of a serpent forming a circle because its mouth is biting its tail.  Astrology is found in the sea of the dragon (Draco) with its twelve signs of material laws and forces upon man born of a material body.  This sea is hidden human error that seems to reside in man’s subconscious thought.

The dragon as a type
     “Human sense may well marvel at discord, while, to a diviner sense, harmony is the real and discord the unreal.  We may well be astonished at sin, sickness, and death.  We may well be perplexed at human fear; and still more astounded at hatred, which lifts its hydra head, showing its horns in the many inventions of evil.  But why should we stand aghast at nothingness?  The great red dragon symbolizes a lie, – the belief that substance, life, and intelligence can be material.  This dragon stands for the sum total of human error. The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief that matter has power of its own, and that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken.” (S&H 563:1)

The sting of the serpent
     “The Revelator lifts the veil from this embodiment of all evil, and beholds its awful character; but he also sees the nothingness of evil and the allness of God.  The Revelator sees that old serpent, whose name is devil or evil, holding untiring watch, that he may bite the heel of truth and seemingly impede the offspring of the spiritual idea, which is prolific in health, holiness, and immortality.” (S&H 563:15)

Animal tendency [of serpents, beasts, dogs, and wolves]
     “The serpentine form stands for subtlety, winding its way amidst all evil, but doing this in the name of good.  Its sting is spoken of by Paul, when he refers to ‘spiritual wickedness in high places.’  It is the animal instinct in mortals, which would impel them to devour each other and cast out devils through Beelzebub.
     “As of old, evil still charges the spiritual idea with error’s own nature and methods.  This malicious animal instinct, of which the dragon is the type, incites mortals to kill morally and physically even their fellow-mortals, and worse still, to charge the innocent with the crime.  This last infirmity of sin will sink its perpetrator into a night without a star.”[44] (S&H 563:27 – 564:9)

Malicious barbarity
     “The author is convinced that the accusations against Jesus of Nazareth and even his crucifixion were instigated by the criminal instinct here described.  The Revelator speaks of Jesus as the Lamb of God and of the dragon as warring against innocence.  Since Jesus must have been tempted in all points, he, the immaculate, met and conquered sin in every form.  The brutal barbarity of his foes could emanate from no source except the highest degree of human depravity.[45]  Jesus ‘opened not his mouth.’  Until the majesty of Truth should be demonstrated in divine Science, the spiritual idea was arraigned before the tribunal of so-called mortal mind, which was unloosed in order that the false claim of mind in matter might uncover its own crime of defying immortal Mind.” (S&H 564:10)

Doom of the dragon
     “From Genesis to the Apocalypse, sin, sickness, and death, envy, hatred, and revenge, – all evil, – are typified by a serpent, or animal subtlety.  Jesus said, quoting a line from the Psalms, ‘They hated me without a cause.’  The serpent is perpetually close upon the heel of harmony.  From the beginning to the end, the serpent pursues with hatred the spiritual idea.  In Genesis, this allegorical, talking serpent[46] typifies mortal mind, ‘more subtle than any beast of the field.’  In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction.  It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.” (S&H 564:24-565:5)
     In the center of the church edifice between the “Woman God-Crowned” window and “Mary First at the Resurrection” window is the pipe organ.  This pipe organ, although it plays beautiful music (of the spheres based upon the matrix structures), when misunderstood and misinterpreted represents material organization of life (wind pipes breathing air).  It is a recent discovery that music helps heal babies that are born prematurely.  I feel that this is because as humans we have an instant awareness that music presents God’s divine calculus.
     The textbook’s thirteenth chapter, Teaching Christian Science, is a key point here, for it represents Science as the Word that comes forth from the river’s mouth.  It coincides with the thirteenth section, or the thirteenth gate, found in the sixteenth chapter The Apocalypse.
     “John has learned to ‘love the brethren’ spiritually and scientifically, and his thought, in consequence, has passed ‘from death to life.’  In the words of Jesus he is ‘born again.’  The ‘scientific obstetrics’ (S & H 46:3) involved in the new birth enable him to teach Christian Science in accordance with the thirteenth chapter.”[47]
     St. John sees heaven and earth are one and that there is no more sea in heaven or on earth.  What the sea of heaven represents is the dragon’s sea of astrology while the earth’s sea represents the Adam (who is the red dragon) dream or subconscious sleep that is believed to have begun in the swamp soup with the Adamah[48] red clay.  Man is not born of either sea, nor is he subjective to the claim of time that flows along with the seas.  The Zodiac chart is circular and in twelve sections just as the clock is.  “From dust to dust” man’s material journey is.  However, through spiritual education, or divine obstetrics, man realizes his origin to be God, Spirit, and that he is the foursquare city that descended from heaven; or rather he realizes that he has never descended from apes (the animal traits of mortal mind).

     The correlating illustration for Christ and Christmas is “Treating the Sick” at the point of Christianity.  Adam (a-dam, an obstruction which floods the land and stands in the way, or denies the woman’s place in Bible prophecy) man (with his hydra head) is asleep in the Adam dream.  The man in “Treating the Sick” is in a huge, giant [river] bed [of erroneous thought] that symbolizes Eden, the material body.  You can only glimpse his big giant head (personal sense that appears to be decapitated).  Adam dreams about sin, sickness, disease, and death.  The Adam riverbed is “a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity”[49] (the opposite of the four rivers [stream of thought] which lead us out from the material body [Eden]).
     These four rivers are those mentioned in Genesis.  “Pison.  The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality.”  “Gihon.  The rights of [a] woman[50] acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially.”  “Hiddekel [Tigris]. Divine Science understood and acknowledged.”  “Euphrates.  Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness.  The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death [before Adam].” (S&H “Glossary”)  From these definitions you can understand that the rivers represent Womanhood.  For the Bride (the “woman” of Gihon), who loves the good and beautiful and acknowledges the rights of woman, is divine Science.  When the woman God-crowned is understood and acknowledged then divine Science will encompass the universe and man; the true idea of God; she is the glory come; and metaphysics will have taken the place of physics; the reign (ruler ship of the great light) of righteousness is found governing.  These four rivers of thought represent the woman’s four Christian Science periodicals (four rivers of the woman’s thought).  If these periodicals come under Adamic control, male energy, then they become muddied, and blocked up or obstructed causing a great flood of erroneous thought.  The flow of spiritual truth is greatly diminished and becomes uninspiring.
     Adam projected his own dogma about theology as to what he saw God to be.  Adam saw God as the tribal God, who he called the Lord God Jehovah.  He believed that this counterfeit God had placed him in Eden, a material body full of physical senses capable of experiencing pleasure (good) and pain (evil).  He was already under the mesmeric spell of the tree of knowledge before he ate from its fruit!
     In “Treating the Sick” the female practitioner sits in a rocker with Science and Health upon her lap, it is unopened, or it is a “closed book” (limited in its use to the practitioner).  In organized religion there is no dominion in man’s experience for he is dominated by personal sense or physical sense.  However, when the matrix of the book (the musical matrix of the organ, or the system of the Bride – divine Science) is properly understood then the practitioner can and will heal mankind.  For man will wake up from the Adam dream that he was born into a material body, or a material life, and separated from his God, his divinity.  Man will realize that he has never fallen into sin, or been decapitated from his divinity.  This is why the bed covers are in white, or the Third Degree.
     If the world’s Adam consciousness (male energy, as leader, is unwilling to handle malicious animal magnetism and man becomes a channel for the claims that come from the talking hydra-headed serpent.    Male energy, as this un-handled serpent, works through the channel (river) of obstructed thinking (Adam).  The river of serpent thinking keeps us in the deep sleep of hypnotism instead of alerting and awakening mankind out of the Adam-dream.  Thus, the serpent’s words (its flood of false teachings about the woman) remain hidden, covered, and veiled to mankind.  In other words, mankind is unable to distinguish the harm that the dragon’s flood does to the world.  However, womanhood destroys the head of the serpent with the right flow of thought defined within the Glossary as the four rivers free-flowing away from Eden, the material body.
     After Adam is placed in a self-hypnotic spell (a deep sleep), he believes that a half-man (woman) is created from one of his ribs.  This rib (ark) represents the covenant between God and man.  Thus the removal of this rib means that Adam believes he has separated himself from his divinity, his womanhood.  By the way, the Bible never says that Adam woke up from the deep sleep.
     Even though the female practitioner has her eyes closed (still participating in the Adam-dream) she is sitting up (more alert then the man in the bed).  She is more aware of the serpent thought and how it operates than Adam is.
     Because mortal mind claims that woman (a rib) is only a partial man, mortal mind concludes that woman is inferior to “a whole” man.  Aw, but Adam was no longer a whole man after giving up a rib, even if it was only a belief that he gave up a rib!  But the male clergy do not want women to think about this, do they?
      This false claim, about women being man’s subordinate, found in the second creation story, reverses the first creation narrative found in the first chapter of Genesis, where woman is present in the First Day,[51] and womanhood includes manhood.  Manhood does not include womanhood.  Mary Baker Eddy said that the female (woman) was the higher idea because she was placed last on the creation list in Genesis 1.
     If Adam was so easily tempted by the woman, as the male-inspired theologians assert, then man’s claim to a superior mind, in any field, is questionable!  Let us get it straight right here and now, it was a mesmeric suggestion that told Adam that his womanhood (rib) had been cut from him.  There was no place that Adam could go that woman was not, nor was there anyplace where woman could go that Adam was not.  If you read the Bible very carefully, it is made clear that Adam is present with woman when the talking serpent suggested that she eat of the tree of knowledge.  Adam knew the rules, as he was the one who told woman the rules, yet he did not open his mouth to the woman in objection when the serpent tempted her.  Adam did nothing to protect the woman!  He was ready and willing to obey the serpent’s command when it came to taking a bite of the forbidden fruit.  And then, when caught in the act by this man-projected God (called Jehovah) he blamed the woman and the Lord God Jehovah for his sin.  However, Womanhood knew the blame belonged to animal magnetism.  “This enabled woman to be first to interpret the scriptures in their true sense, which reveals the spiritual origin of man.” (S&H 534:5)

“ ‘Revelation xii. 5.  And she brought forth a man child [Mrs. Eddy interprets this man child to be Jesus]…Jesus, the masculine representative of the spiritual idea…had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; etc.’ S. & H. 565.  Again, S. & H. 334:26-28, Mrs. Eddy quotes Jesus as saying, ‘I am he that liveth, and was dead [not understood]; and, behold, I am alive for evermore [Science has explained me].’  It is Woman’s mission to ‘complete the work of Jesus Christ on the earth,’ as Sibyl Wilbur reports Mrs. Eddy as saying she would do—lift Jesus in the human consciousness to the Christ, his womanhood.”[52]  Which is what she depicts in Christ and Christmas’ sixth illustration.[53]

‘Revelation xii. 5…..who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron…Christ, God’s idea, will eventually rule all nations and peoples—imperatively, absolutely, finally—with divine Science,’ S. & H. 565.  The man child represents the Principle that is inexorable.  Science is a rod to the ‘wicked’ and a staff to the righteous.  The rod is the Principle that corrects the erring, but becomes a staff to the righteous.  Moses used the same rod to bring forth the living waters [pure teachings] from ‘the Rock, Christ,’ and to part the Red Sea [red dragon’s flood] for the safe passage of the Israelites, as well as to produce the plagues in Egypt.  Thus it blessed or cursed according to the receptivity of those to whom he ministered.  So Christ becomes a rod through the channel of Jesus, to rule all people and nations with a rod of iron—inexorable Principle.”[54]

     Stanley C. Larkin, in his Class Notes, explains the rod and staff as the denial of error (deny that error has any reality or power) and the affirmation of Truth that God is the only reality (Truth) and is omnipotent.

Purity of science
     “Since the divine light of Christian Science first dawned upon the author, she has never used this newly discovered power in any direction which she fears to have fairly understood.[55]  Her prime object, since entering this field of labor, has been to prevent suffering, not to produce it.  That we cannot scientifically both cure and cause disease is self-evident.  In the legend of the shield [the chosen one], which led to a quarrel between two knights because each of them could see but one face [one side] of it, both sides were beautiful according to their degree [Second Degree or Third Degree]; but to mental malpractice, prolific of evil [the First Degree], there is no good aspect, either silvern or golden.” (S&H 457:7)
     I use silver to symbolize the human and gold to symbolize the divine.  Silver is always used in reflection – mirrors, projection bulbs, film, etc.  It is the human that reflects the divine.  Gold is a pure metal once it has been put through the baptismal fire.  It is the most valuable metal known to mankind.

“ ‘Revelation xxi. 5.  And her child was caught up unto God, and to His throne…found in its divine Principle,’ S. & H. 565—[Science] wedded to the Christ in heaven, Rev. 19:6-9.  Man must…ascend unto God before God descends to man.  Jacob, ‘the revelation of Science,’ S. & H. 589, set up the first ladder [the first Great Pyramid Matrix of Truth, the congregation of construction being his “Children.  The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love.” (S&H 582:28)] on earth that reached to heaven, and his angels first ascended before they descended.  This is the Principle for-discerned and foreordained.”[56]

 

     “Trials teach mortals not to lean on a material staff, — a broken reed, which pierces the heart.  We do not half remember this in the sunshine of joy and prosperity.  Sorrow is salutary.  Through great tribulation we enter the kingdom.  Trials are proofs of God’s care.  Spiritual development germinates not from seed sown in the soil of material hopes, but when these decay, Love propagates anew the higher joys of Spirit, which have no taint of earth.  Each successive stage of experience unfolds new views of divine goodness and love.” (S&H 55:1-16)

The conflict with purity
     “Led on by the grossest element of mortal mind, Herod decreed the death of every male child in order that the man Jesus, the masculine representative of the spiritual idea, might never hold sway and deprive Herod of his crown.  The impersonation of the spiritual idea had a brief history in the earthly life of our Master; but ‘of his kingdom there shall be no end,’ for Christ, God’s idea, will eventually rule all nations and people—imperatively, absolutely, finally—with divine Science.  This immaculate idea, represented first by man and, according to the Revelator, last by woman, will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.  After the stars sang together and all was primeval harmony, the material lie made war upon the spiritual idea; but this only impelled the idea to rise to the zenith of demonstration, destroying sin, sickness, and death, and to be caught up unto God, — to be found in its divine Principle.” (S&H 565:9 infuses added)

Spiritual guidance
     “As the children of Israel were guided triumphantly through the Red Sea, the dark ebbing and flowing tides of human fear, — as they were led through the wilderness walking wearily through the great desert of human hopes, and anticipating the promised joy, — so shall the spiritual idea guide all right desires in their passage from sense to Soul, from a material sense of existence to the spiritual, up to the glory prepared for them who love God.  Stately Science pauses not, but moves before them, a pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, leading to divine heights.

     Because I am laying out the structure of the Minor Pyramid Matrix of Principle I will not go directly to the tone of Principle as Spirit, I will go directly to the seventh tone of the fourth vision with its “Sixth Point.”
     St. John’s seventh vision, of Love, presents the oneness of Christ (representing true marriage) and the full Revelation established as New Jerusalem, the Bride, the City forever lighted by the two great lights — Principle as Love.
     If you compare the book of Ezekiel to Revelation (both being Apocalyptic writings) both of the seventh sections have to do with the Holy City and its scientific structure.

THE SIXTH POINT –

“This same recognition [of Mary Baker Eddy’s place] is equally vital to our movement, for demonstration is the result of vision; the collecting of this indisputable evidence of our Leader’s own view of herself and of her mission marks a great step forward; wisely utilized, this evidence will stimulate and stabilize the growth of Christian Scientists today and in succeeding generations; it will establish unity in the Field with regard to the vital question of our Leader’s relation to scriptural prophecy.”[57]

     The Board of Directors in 1943 said, “demonstration is the result of vision.”  What vision are they speaking of?  The vision is what “our” Leader viewed of herself and her mission!  This view (vision) of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy will “establish unity in the Field.”  (The illustration “Christian Unity” is the circular city.)  Demonstration is the result of vision.
     Revelation 14:14-20 is about the harvest (the end-time) and the fruitage (healing) of the application of Christian Science.  The life giving qualities of Christian Science, through tribulation, completely submerges (completely covered by water, in this case, the pure teachings of Christian Science) and sweeps away all phases of false selfhood, lust, war, greed, and death (resistance to the Christ Mind).  The four living creatures of the divine calculus nullify lust, war, greed, and death (the four phases of false selfhood which are the four horsemen).
     It is very interesting that the word “tribulation” also has to do with the drag – on, the dragging upon the ground.  Could it be then, that this drag-on experience is necessary so that false selfhood can be drowned and swept away?
     The cloud (uplifted thought) showed John the Son of man (spiritual man) with complete and purified dominion.  The sickle is a sign of the harvesting of the field with regards to the Revelation message.  Would the field be united upon the issue of the woman’s place in Bible prophecy?  The time for harvesting the wheat had arrived.  For the harvest of the earth “a compound idea” is ripe (having mature knowledge, understanding, or judgment).
     The Concord Grapevine is fully ripe.  The Concord Church’s congregation is the Foursquare City.  Mary Baker Eddy’s Branch Church in Concord is “the space of 1,600 furlongs [220 yards or one eighth of a mile]” mentioned in Revelation 14:20.  The number 1,600 is really the number 16, or 4 x 4 = 16.  The 4 x 4 being the divine calculus matrix, as found with the main sixteen chapters of Science and Health.  Yet, because this Branch Church has to do with the congregation of the Foursquare City it is based upon the twelve disciplined students of Christ as the city’s foundation (concrete) times the world’s twelve nations of Israel (Science) as the city’s Holy [Star]Gates, for 12 X 12 = 144.  The gross of 144 represents the Christ Mass (body).
     The cornerstone of this church was laid on Mary Baker Eddy’s birthday – July (a number seven for Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love) 16 (divine calculus matrix table, also the main sixteen chapters found in Science and Health), 1903.  (The twentieth century being the endtime of Creation [being the Sixth Day] found in Genesis 1, or the harvest time [end result of God’s Revelation (Creation)].  The third year being a symbol of the Holy Trinity, the awakening in mankind’s consciousness of Truth as the Son of God, Life – God as Father, and Love – God as Mother.)  [Editor’s note:  At the time of writing this note, it will be the 100th birthday of the Concord Branch’s cornerstone next month.]
     Recently I have come to understand that the endtime is a misunderstood concept.  Men believe that it means the end of the world takes place at a certain time in man’s history.  But this is not what it really means at all.  Men, being misled by the Adam dream, believe in a linear time line, that there is a past, a present, and a future.  They believe that the seven days of Genesis 1-2:3 follow in a linear succession of time, whether that time took place in a week, or whether that time will take place over a period of seven thousand years.  But let us look at it in a different way, let us use the football field (or the gridiron matrix) to help us understand.  At both ends of the field is the END[TIME] ZONE.  Between are ten-yard lengths measured up to 50, the numbers go backwards after the 50 to 40, 30, 20, 10, 0, and end zone.  The total length of the field is 120 yards.  The 12[0 yards] reminds me of the Window of the Open Book Matrix.  The 120 yards divided by two comes up with 60 yards on each end of the field.  These 60 yards would represent the six days of creation.  So, if you thought of the left end zone as being Mind, the next section of ten yards as being Spirit, the next ten yards as Soul, the next as Principle, the next as Life, the next as Truth, then continuing on counting backwards you would have Truth, Life, Principle, Soul, Spirit, and Mind would be the end zone on the right side of the field.  But where is Love?  Love is the two goal posts!  Thus, you have Love and Mind both at the beginning, or in both end[time] zones.  These two end[time] zones would mean that the Sabbath Day, or the Day of Rest, was actually present on the First Day (Mind).
     While the Great Pyramid Matrix of Truth is the standard of Truth, the Gridiron Matrix (or the legs of the angel with the little book) is the stature of Truth.
     If it were possible to bend the football field in half at the fifty-yard line, you would wind up with a pyramid shape, or perhaps a shape that represented two legs.  These two legs would belong to the angel with the little book (Revelation 10).  (This idea was presented to me in a vision dream.)
     This section of “The Apocalypse” is the first gate, the Word as the Word, and it corresponds to the chapter on “Prayer.”
     In “Prayer” (the Word as the Word, and representative of the Bible Keystone Window) it is made clear that the beginning (Mind) and end (Love) are one and the same.  It is all perfection, it is all complete, right from the very beginning, or right from the onlyness of Mind.  We are not able to think of the seven synonymous terms as separate ideas or qualities.  We must realize that they are one.  They are all operating simultaneously and in harmony with each other.  The beginning lets us know that from the beginning (the only), everything is already done.  The end(time) fulfillment [of Bible prophecy] of the divine purpose is already done from the beginning (First Day – Mind).  To accept this is wisdom, unchanging wisdom and Love.  The end(time) known from (which is present at) the beginning Mind source of all good (Spirit) – Love.  The Science of being is the changeless (timeless) being of man.  It is the Science of what is actually being.  Deity is unchangeable Soul.  This is infinite Life, Truth, Love (Father, Son, Mother) reality of our God being.
     “Mrs. Eddy often brings out the fact that Life is right here and now, ever-present.  Life isn’t something that is in the future.  We must see that Life has nothing to do with the time concept, not even an eternal time concept.  We are not talking about a stretch of being that goes on from eternity to eternity.  That is a human concept of life, which hinders us from seeing the true scientific concept of Life.
     “Life is isness.  What is the life of 2 x 2 = 4?  Is it very long?  Is it eternal?  Would we think of the isness of 2 x 2 = 4 in the sense of a long time?  No.
     “We must culture our concept of Life in order to free ourselves of a time concept or sense of Life.  A time sense of Life prevents us from seeing that Life is isness, nowness.  Life is progression.  As we noted, it is like a mathematical calculation when we move from one calculation, from one process to the next, from addition to subtraction, to multiplication in solving a problem.  It is the idea that moves itself to another idea.  This is Life as progression.  This is ‘infinite progression as concrete being’; and this is why we can say mutation is not movement in space or time, and yet it is still something that happens, like progression.”[58]
     “In the book, Life After Life, by Dr. Raymond Moody, [he] wrote that persons who had passed on experienced everything happening at the same moment regardless of which time concept it had happened in—their whole life just happened in one moment without any time lag.  This naturally is true.  We have to see this.  Remember our example from arithmetic?  All the facts of mathematics are happening at once.  Does this mean they are happening in time?  No.  This is the point.  Everything that is, is happening ‘at the same time,’ but we can’t say it happens at the same moment because moment is again our human concept, which we bring into it.
     “Our sense of Life must free itself from the belief of a yesterday, a today, and a forever; and of a now and here.
     “These are all concepts belonging to the human frame of reference, which Mrs. Eddy takes in, in order to explain that Life is—that Life has to do with isness, and not with a ‘now’ and a ‘here.’  We have to get rid of the three-dimensional concept, and even a four-dimensional concept, the time-space continuum.”[59]
     Symbols in the windows of the Reader’s Room at the Concord Branch Church are of a cross, an oil lamp, Concord grapes, a sheaf of wheat, a seven-pointed star, and an anchor.  Except for the anchor, you can find all the other symbols in the “Window of the Open Book” (the Holy City) in The Mother Church edifice.  There are, of course, twelve seven-pointed stars, one for each keystone window.  The Cross Keystone represents the chapter “Marriage,” the Oil Lamp Keystone represents the chapter “Science, Theology, Medicine”, the Concord Grapes Keystone represents the chapter “Footsteps of Truth”, and the Sheaf of Wheat Keystone represents the chapter “Some Objections Answered” (all from S&H).
     It is very clear that Mary Baker Eddy had two types of church governments.  The first type of government was a controlled government, that of the wilderness woman’s type of motherhood, where she ruled The First Church with the Church Manual.  The Church Manual went from a very liberal 1st edition to an all-controlling 88th edition, Mary Baker Eddy’s hand controlled The First Church officers more and more.  Everything needed her written approval.  Each edition, however, made sure that the individual Branch (the second type of government that was set up) remained and maintained its self-government.  It was based upon the woman God-crowned type of motherhood, where each Branch was to be a law unto its own self.  When the Board of Directors seized control over the Branches with their illegal 89th edition of the Church Manual The First Church became a controlling Mother Church to the world.
     It has come to light, in the recent past, that part of the 89th Manual may have actually been approved by Mary Baker Eddy, however, the most important part where the Board of Directors claim authority over the Branch Church governments (page 120)[60] was never approved, never given “written approval” by Mary Baker Eddy’s hand.  Thus I still refer to the 89th Manual as being an illegal edition.
     The last paragraph in Mrs. Eddy’s Place reads:  “As we record these important facts, we remind Christian Scientists of our Leader’s words (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 308:8), ‘The Scriptures and Christian Science reveal “the way,” and personal revelators will take their proper place in history, but will not be deified.’[61]

“The Christian Science Board of Directors”

     There is a quote from an article in the Journal of February 1894 entitled “Hear O Israel,” written from necessity to the reaction of Christ and Christmas.  The words are slightly different.  It reads, “The Scriptures and Christian Science reveal the Way, and their revelators will take their proper place in history, but will not be deified.”  Both quotes seem to mean different things.  The second quote (the one by Mary Baker Eddy) says “their revelators” meaning that the Bible had its own revelators and that the one revelator of Christian Science was Mary Baker Eddy.  By using the quote from Miscellaneous Writings for the Six Points it speaks to the fact that revelators can and are persons who live on Earth.

     At this point in the church edifice, Principle as Love, is the window of “Mary First at the Resurrection” and above it is a window of an “Open Bible” (seen below).  The Bible is open to the book of Revelation.  Why was St. John’s book (of Science) chosen instead of one of the other three Gospels?  It was chosen because John was the fourth living creature for Science.  John 20:16 reads:  “Jesus saith unto her, Mary.  She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.”  Mary Baker Eddy turned herself to the Master Scientist, she was first at his second resurrection – his resurrection out of materially organized limited Christianity.  The window depicts Jesus (here he is the Evening Star of Bethlehem) standing with his strong, high tower Mary Baker Eddy.  This scripture was chosen because Boston’s church edifice was explaining St. John’s seven visions which pointed directly to Mary Baker Eddy as the woman God-crowned (found at the point of Principle as Mind in his fourth vision).

     “Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood [Jesus] and motherhood [Mary Baker Eddy] of Love.” (S&H: 519:9)
     There is no doubt that this particular window (also known as the third Mary window) depicts Mary Magdalene.  However, we must interpret this window for the second coming of Christ, hence, Mary Baker Eddy was first at the resurrection of Christ Jesus because she resurrected him (made him and his works alive again) to mainstream Christianity via her own demonstration of Christian Science Healing and the Textbook (from Revelation 10).
     Christ Jesus never hesitated to declare the feminine nature of the Christ.  The parable of the lost coin and the leaven is projected in the absolute as God’s motherhood.  Jesus probably included the womanly idea in relation to the Christ on purpose for the Pharisees and Scribes, allowing them to know that it would be through a woman that Israel’s salvation would come forth.  It was Jesus who commissioned Mary to inform the disciples that he had resurrected and they would not believe her because she was a woman.  Women were not allowed to bear legal witness in those times.  Jesus understood this law all to well, but he commissioned Mary to witness his resurrection FIRST!

     In Christ and Christmas the seventh illustration “Suffer [Permit] the Children to Come Unto Me” shows the result when the Christian Science textbook is an Open Book (when its water, four rivers of thought, of pure teachings about the woman are understood) instead of a closed book (its water, four rivers of thought, of pure teachings about the woman are not understood)!  The light of Love pours down upon the page and illumines these “leaves [pages] for the healing of the [twelve] nations” of Christianity (the twelve stars in the woman’s crown of rejoicing).  A young girl has opened the book.  She is sitting upon the firm foundation of a Pyramid Matrix![62]  Even the light surrounding her forms a pyramid shape.  Behind her is a matrix window.
     I feel that this young girl represents Mary Baker Eddy’s own daughterhood and that this illustration represents the time (1907) in her life when she read the textbook from cover to cover for the first time.  (See S&H xii:20)  However, I also feel that this window points to today, when the third advent of Christ takes place with generic man with the Arch of the Covenant fulfilled.
     Outside the window looking in is the red dragon.  “In the Apocalypse, when nearing its doom, this evil increases and becomes the great red dragon, swollen with sin, inflamed with war against spirituality, and ripe for destruction.  It is full of lust and hate, loathing the brightness of divine glory.”  (S&H 565:1)  It was in 1907 that the red dragon tried to attack Mary Baker Eddy with the Best Friends Suit.
     On the left side of the page is a matrix table.  Upon the table sits an unopened Bible.  As mentioned earlier in a quote from Story of the Christian Science Church Manual, it mentions the closed Bible representing the seven-pointed star yielding to the seven-hued white light of Principle (Science) thus displacing the dragon’s seat of power.  I actually love this explanation for use of this particular illustration, however, there is another explanation as to why the Bible is a closed book.  And that is that the old man sitting next to the closed Bible is unable to understand its content.
     The old man sees through a glass darkly and represents old theology.  His eyes are open, thus theologians are beginning to see the seven-hued white light.  However, he (scholastic theology) still is not seeing through Spirit’s lens until he is willing to become as a child.  The man sits in the same rocking chair that the practitioner sits in with “Treating the Sick.”
     Behind the man is a “grandfather’s” clock that reads 5:05.[63]  This clock points to Revelation’s fifth chapter, verses 1 and 5.  Chapter 5:1 reads:  “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.”  This book is the sealed or closed Bible.  The seven seals of error (of Adamic thought expressed as ecclesiastical despotism, scholastic theology, and dogma) are opposed to the seven synonymous terms, or names, for God found within the Christian Science textbook.  Chapter 5:5 reads:  “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:  behold, the Lion[ess] of the tribe of Juda,[64] the Root of David,[65] hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”[66]  It is very clever using the clock like this, but that is exactly Mary Baker Eddy’s plan.

     The Seventh Day corresponds with the New Jerusalem (City of Peace) in John’s seventh vision where there is no night (even if the clock reads 5:05 it is as bright as can be outside the window).  The “Star of Boston” as Life and “Suffer the Children to Come Unto Me” (a.k.a. “I Thank Thee O’ Father”) as Love, represent the ideal woman (as found in the definition of Day in S&H – page 584:1).  Both are found in Mother’s Room, of the edifice, sandwiching Mary Baker Eddy in “T’is the Same Hand Which Writes the Page” which represents the ideal man of the Christ Truth (also known as the angel Michael).  Christian Scientists might think that this window of the woman is exactly like illustration three “Seeking and Finding.”  But they are not the same picture. They are both slightly different.  First of all there is no talking serpent in the Mother’s Room capstone window that represents Truth.  Her hand and head are also in different positions.  And the illustration and the window represent two different times during the writings of the editions of the Textbook.  [Editor’s note:  The picture below was taken from outside the Edifice so that the words around the seal would be readable to those outside the Church.  However, this makes the window of Mary Baker Eddy backwards from her position in “Seeking and Finding.”]

     The illustration “Seeking and Finding” relates to the parable Jesus spoke about a woman.  “Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?  And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.” (Luke 15:8, 9)

Seeking and Finding – colorized by me

     There is a candle in both the window and the illustration.  Candle means “lamp.”  This parable has a woman with a lamp.  Mary Baker Eddy is one of the two lamps (two witnesses) spoken of in Bible prophecy.  I feel that in the illustration the candle also represents her first Church based upon Christ Jesus.
     The ten pieces of silver are the Ten Commandments.  The one piece of silver lost refers to the First Commandment.  Mary Baker Eddy writes about this most prized Commandment on page 23 of Miscellaneous Writings:  “It is plain that the Me spoken of in the First Commandment, must be Mind; for matter is not the Christian’s God, and is not intelligent.”  Further, on page24:4-14, she states:  “This knowledge came to me in an hour of great need; and I give it to you as deathbed testimony [Feb. 4, 1866] to the daystar [who I am] that dawned on the night of material sense [the darkness taught to me by scholastic theology and material medica].  This knowledge is practical, for it wrought my immediate recovery from an injury caused by an accident, and pronounced fatal by the physicians.  On the third day [of Soul’s resurrection] thereafter, I called for my Bible, and opened it at Matthew ix. 2.  As I read, the healing Truth dawned upon my sense; and the result was that I rose, dressed myself, and ever after was in better health than I had before enjoyed.”
     The lamp found in the window represents the woman’s place as a Christ Witness, God’s scribe who heads The First Church of Christ Scientist.  It is Mary Baker Eddy found in the head window “T’is the Same Hand…” and in the capstone (head) illustration “Christian Science Healing.”  The window has her in dark clothing (a cloud) while the illustration has her in white clothing (the sun).  I feel that this window represents the time in her life that the Holy City is written into the Textbook.
     Above the window of the woman (dressed in sackcloth, or the manhood of Michael) is the Christian Science Seal with its four (a divine calculus) demands of “Christian Science Healing.”


[1] None means “not any such thing or person.” (Webster’s)  But it is also a combination of the two words – no and oneness.  So we could say, “Thou shalt have no oneness with other gods, these gods consisting of material things and personal sense.  The only oneness you shall ever find is with the one Mind, with divine Mind.”

[2] Salvation, Soho in Greek, means freedom or health.

[3] The phrase “science—of health” is taken from the Wickliffe translation of 1384 A.D.  Wickliffe translates Luke 1:77 “he shall bring science of helthe to his puple,” instead of “knowledge of salvation” as the K. J. renders the passage.

[4] Mrs. Eddy’s Place, printed by The Christian Science Publishing Society

[5] See Galatians 4:4 and Ephesians 4:13

[6] STUDIES IN THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN OF PATMOS, p. 73

[7] While this second edition of Science and Health was extracted from the third (as Mrs. Eddy states in her “Introduction” thereto), it contained two chapters that were never repeated in any subsequent edition, entitled “Mesmerism” and “Metaphysics.”  It was otherwise quite different from the third edition when the latter eventually appeared three years later.

[8]Referred to as “The Noah’s Ark” edition, the fulfillment of the Ark of the Covenant.

[9] I believe the author is referring to St. John.

[10] I am not too sure why the author is referring to the stars as being Churches when they were the candlesticks.  I can see, however, that the twelve stars provide the guiding light for the twelve churches that need to be embraced.

[11] Story of the Christian Science Church Manual; p. 16-19; (author unknown; published by Rare Book Co.)

[12] Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary

[13] S&H 591:23

[14] Thus, it is more directly in the light, as the majority of mankind accepts and sees (understands) God as Father.

[15] This term has no reference to the men’s sexual activities in the physical aspect of life.  It just means that the men wanted to be in control of everything and they would do everything to get it, even lie and add their chauvinistic viewpoints to the Bible.

[16] Coincidence – concurrence, the meeting of two at the same point.  There is a human and divine coincidence, a transitional state when prophecy is fulfilled.  It seems that very few people mentally reside in the Second Degree; they seem to reside in the First Degree.

[17] The Farmer’s Almanac had predicted a full moon for February 1866, however, there was no full moon that month.  From the date of February 4, 1866, Mary Baker Eddy’s feet were upon the moon; she had no more monthly blood cycles, no more limitations at all.  It took 103 years for the world to catch up to her.  On her birth date of July 16th the Apollo moon missions began.  Apollo eleven broke free of the earth’s magnetic pull and headed to the moon (reflected intellectualism).  On SUN-day the EAGLE landed.  Neal Armstrong had his FEET UPON THE MOON, looking back to Earth the astronauts saw mankind as one man, as generic man.  The whole world was one man, for there was the one thought going through the collective consciousness, “Man has landed upon the moon, we have no more limitations!”

The following signs (symbols) of July 16, 1969 (69 is a symbol for the sign of Cancer), Apollo 11, and man walked on the moon 4 days later are of great significance.  The whole mission was symbolic of the woman God-crowned having her feet upon the moon.  For this woman “symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God.”  It is all a co-in-side-dence that there were a total of 12 astronauts (for twelve nations, twelve stars in the woman’s crown) to walk upon the moon, or to have feet (dominion) upon (over) the moon (material laws).  These missions took place during the Sixth Day of Truth.  The number eleven is seven (names for God) plus four (living creatures).  The eagle is the fourth living creature for divine Science, “The Eagle has landed.” The Mother-ship (Mother Church) was called  – Columbia – for the dove “divine Science.”

[18] I feel that these lamps are also symbolic of the twelve Churches (7 + 5 = 12).

[19] On October 6, 2006, an episode of Doctor Who aired.  The story was about a werewolf.  This werewolf was aided and protected by male monks (spiritual wickedness in high places).  They planned to help this werewolf infect Queen Victoria (Mother of England) so that it could take over and control the world via one world order.

[20]STUDIES IN THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN OF PATMOS, p. 73

[21] S&H 585:17

[22]Wilderness.  Loneliness; doubt; darkness.  Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.” (S&H 597: 16)

[23] Many people when writing the name of the Textbook use italics.  I use italics if the title is from a direct quote.  Otherwise I have it being in ordinary writing because that is how it is done with the Bible.  Nobody uses italics when speaking of the Bible.  Because Science and Health is the Bible’s spouse I see no need to use italics for it.

[24] Story of the Christian Science Church Manual; p. 28

[25] Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of this star.  However, it resembles the star seen in the center of the Skylight Sunburst Window in the auditorium.

[26] In mythical stories a hydra headed dragon has many heads (represents many gods).  Hercules found that cutting off the head did not kill the beast, for two new heads would replace the one (dualistic thought).  It was only by fire (spiritual baptism) that the hydra (false teachings) could be killed.

[27] Jacob’s eleventh son, the eleventh star is Joseph.

[28] This seventh illustration is at the point of Love, which is on the right side as a foundation stone on the Pyramid Matrix of Principle.

[29] Story of the Christian Science Church Manual; page 25, 26

[30] Could this name mean “one who dominates”?

[31] It is most interesting to compare the seven nations to the seven stars of Jesus (as relating to Fatherhood with the Roman Pope) and the twelve nations to the twelve stars of Mary Baker Eddy (as relating to the woman God-crowned type of Motherhood with her Foursquare – Independent Branch Church government).

[32] I would like to make mention here that this is exactly what happens in Star Wars II.  This is how the Empire comes into existence.  We should learn from stories and our history.  When we fail to learn history it is repeated.

[33] This is only fifteen years before the birth of Mary Baker Eddy.

[34] Old World History & Geography in Christian Perspective (Third Edition, Fifth Grade); by Laurel Elizabeth Hicks with the editorial staff of A Beka Book; pages 254-255

[35] Although this has nothing to really do with the myth, a condor is also a coin.  And a coin is a wedge, or cornerstone.  Could a condor represent a cornerstone or a keystone to build upon?  If so, Romulus was claiming to see the total Holy City in the twelve condors, while Remus was only seeing half a city.

[36] History of the World in Christian Perspective; by Jerry H. Combee, Ph. D.; pp. 140-141

[37] Ibid; p. 141

[38] John 1:42, it says of Cephas, “which is by interpretation, a stone”

[39] The Birth of a New Age Signs in the Sky; by Adrian Gilbert; page 195

[40] There is some argument amongst scholars (archeologists) whether or not Khufu is the real builder of the Great Pyramid of Giza.  Dr. Daniel Jackson mentions this idea in the Stargate movie.

[41] Ibid; page 196

[42] S&H; by Mary Baker Eddy; page 171:4

[43] The Birth of a New Age Signs in the Sky; by Adrian Gilbert; page 201

[44] A star is a prophet.

[45] Which would be the First Degree found on page 115 of S&H.  It can go no higher!

[46] This serpent is of Adam, the RED clay.  Notice that the teeth of the serpent in “SEEKING AND FINDING” are human teeth.

[47] From Genesis to Revelation, by W. Gordon Brown, page 372

[48] Adamah is feminine, thus it represents false motherhood.

[49] S&H 585:21

[50] This says “woman” not “women”!

[51] If, in the onlyness (the beginning) of God and God’s creation, or Principle and its idea, God is both feminine and masculine, then the refection that is idea (man), as God’s creation, must also be present as feminine and masculine in the first day.

[52] Story of the Christian Science Church Manual; page 26 & 27

[53] The sixth illustration is the capstone of Christ and Christmas.

[54] Story of the Christian Science Church Manual, page 27

[55] Mary Baker Eddy never used Christian Science for evil purposes.

[56] Story of the Christian Science Church Manual; page 27

[57] Mrs. Eddy’s Place (1943)

[58] Your Divinity Revealed; by Helen Wright; p. 456

[59] Ibid; p. 457-458

[60] The title on page 120 was changed from “Present Order of Services in The Mother Church.” (88th edition) to read: “Present Order of Services in The Mother Church and Branch Churches” (89th edition).  Mary Baker Eddy never approved this change.

[61] Deify – “to make a god of, to take as an object of worship.” (Webster’s Col. Dictionary)  Christian Scientists have never deified Jesus Christ.  They have never claimed that Jesus Christ is God.  So why is today’s Board of Directors, and other Christian Scientists, afraid that by stating that Mary Baker Eddy is the woman God-crowned, or the second coming of Christ, is to deify her?  Christian Scientists no more claim that Mary Baker Eddy is God than they claim Jesus is God.

[62] The rungs of her chair do not follow true perspective.  The artist understood perspective all too well.  The rungs are drawn to resemble a ramp winding its way up the outside of a pyramid structure.

[63] I feel that this clock points to the woman’s extra five stars (the five angels for her five churches).

[64]Judah.  A corporeal material belief progressing and disappearing [the old man]; the spiritual understanding of God and man appearing [the young girl].” (S&H “Glossary”)

[65] How come Mary Baker Eddy did not call Judah “Jacob’s son” like she did with other sons (accept for Joseph)?  W. Gordon Brown explains in From Genesis to Revelation that it is because Leah said, “Now will I praise the Lord:  therefore she called his name Judah;” (Genesis 29:35).  The other births of “Jacob’s sons” were all the outcome of selfishness (see Genesis’ 29th chapter) constituting “weariness, the painful and languid” which had union with the “duplicity, repentance, and sensualism” found in Jacob’s conscious thought.  Judah, then, escaped somewhat from this evil and through his “root,” or lineage, would come the ascension thought, “material belief progressing and disappearing.”  It was through Judah that Christ Jesus was to trace his lineage, even if Joseph (said to be from the tribe of David) was not Jesus’ real father, or parentage.

Was Jesus’ mother from the tribe of Judah (David)?  It is said that you are not really a Jew unless your mother is Jewish.

[66] I have read that a woman traced Mary Baker Eddy’s lineage back to Judah, but I have never seen anything to substantiate this.  Her family crest, however, does have lions on it (symbol for Judah).