Mary Baker Eddy’s Place – Chapter 2

by MJSmith

Chapter 2 – THE FIRST STEP UP

St. John’s second vision, in the aspect of Spirit, establishes the True Selfhood that is Spirit.

Principle as Spirit –

THE FIRST POINT

“Mrs. Eddy as the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, understood herself to be the one chosen of God to bring the promised Comforter to the world, and, therefore, the revelator of Christ, Truth, in this age.”[1]

     It is important to understand that this point makes it clear that Mary Baker Eddy understood her place (her seat of dominion [ruler-ship with the crown] over error) in Bible prophecy.  And I think she understood her place when she was but a child, however, scholastic theology (fear from dogmatic thinking) made it impossible for her to completely accept this Truth.

     At this point in the church edifice on the second level (Second Degree of the Moral within the relative) are two candlesticks, or oil (anointed) lamps (lights), which represent the light brought into the world by the two witnesses of Bible prophecy – Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy.  “Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive trees upon the right side of the candlestick (lamp) and upon the left side thereof?  And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the golden oil out of themselves?  And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be?  And I said, No, my lord.  Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.”  (Zechariah 4:11-14)
     Although the Jews denied Christ Jesus as the Messiah, this could not stop God from having the two great lights represented during the Feast of Tabernacles.  Dummelow says, “The idea of the Messiah as ‘the Light’ was familiar to the Jews and was especially appropriate at the Feast of Tabernacles, during which the two colossal golden candlesticks in the Court of the Women were lighted.”
     These two colossal golden candlesticks were found in the Court of the Women!  I find this most symbolic.  The women were not allowed to proceed further into the Tabernacle; they had to remain in the Court of the Women, because they were considered to be inferior to men.  It was the women, however, who were willing to accept the Master’s place in Bible prophecy, just as it is womanhood within Christian Science men and Christian Science women who are found willing to accept and understand Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy as the Holy Ghost comforter.
     These two candlesticks represent the two witnesses of Bible prophecy.  The windows with the two candlesticks have different flames (lights).  One is black (on the left side) and one is white (on the right side).  Next to the two candlestick windows are two plain windows with no design.  The window next to the black flamed candlestick reads “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures 296:7.”  This quote is now found in S&H 350:11.  They are, “His words were the offspring of his deeds, both of which must be understood.  Unless the works are comprehended which his words explained, the words are blind [not a light, thus the flame for this candle is black].”  The quote speaks of Jesus Christ the first witness.
     The window next to the white flamed candlestick reads “Psalms CXIX, 105.”  Psalms 119:105 reads “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”  These black and white flames are important!
     Other explanations are as follows, however, I think the above symbol is the strongest.  In the Tarot cards are found the same pattern in the columns (or pillars) for the HIGH PRIESTESS card (also for THE CHARIOT card).  This card represents the woman God-crowned hidden to the world (while THE EMPRESS[2] card represents the woman God-crowned unveiled).  These columns are symbolic of Solomon’s Temple.  On the black pillar is a B (for Boaz“alacrity; quickness; fleetness; in strength; in might; in power.  [Boaz] is a type of Christ.”[3]).  On the white pillar is a J (for Jachin “whom He (God) makes firm; He will set upright; He shall establish; founding; strengthening[4]), the two Christ advents.  Wherever you see this same black and white pattern in the Tarot deck is symbolic of the two comings of Christ.  However, the black and white colors also represent the two pillars in the Kabala tree of life Matrix.  The black pillar is the Pillar of Severity and the white pillar is the Pillar of Mercy.  There is also the yin and yang (black and white) of the female and male.

THE HIGH PRIESTESS
     The two palm leaf windows, in the two center panels symbolize salvation.  They also correlate with the Palmleaves of Salvation Keystone on the opposite side of the Edifice.
     These six windows are titled “Light, Intelligence, and Victory.”  Light is for the two great lights, the empty windows, where only the Word is seen represent Intelligence, and the palm leaves represent Victory, or the salvation that comes from the recognition of the Christ [Jesus and the Bible] Science [Mary Baker Eddy and Science and Health] as the two great lights.
     Above these six windows, on the third level (Third Degree of Understanding in the Spiritual), is the rose window “Jairus’ Daughter.”

     There is a pyramid of light beaming down upon Jesus and the TWELVE-year old daughter of the synagogue.  According to Retrospection and Introspection, Mary Baker Eddy is twelve when she comes down with a fever.  This fever was brought on by her father’s theological beliefs and dogmatic theory about foreordination (“the election of a few to be saved, while the rest are damned”[5]).  She was healed after she turned directly to God for healing.  Her mother basically instructed her to understand God as Love.  Could a loving God have such a law as foreordination?  No!  After her recovery she was able to see through the false theory presented by scholastic theology.

     The second illustration “Christ Healing,” in Christ and Christmas, resembles the stained glass window, however, it is different.  I think that the window illustration represents the healing mentioned above, while the illustration of “Christ Healing” represents the healing Mary had on February 4, 1866 after she slipped on ice and fell upon the curb in Lynn (waterfall; river), Massachusetts.  Of course, the illustration may represent both healings.
     This illustration shows her sitting up in a coffin, her eyes are now partially open, or partially closed.  Christ Jesus stands behind the coffin, as he holds her hand.  Their arms and hands form the shape of a ‘W’ (for womanhood).
     Both Jesus and Mary are in a pyramid of light, as in “Jairus’ Daughter”.  This pyramid of light symbolizes the coming of spiritual power; as symbolized in the television show – Charmed – when the three women receive the power of three (a Holy Trinity).
     Jesus holds Mary’s hand, this forms the shape of an ‘n’ for the symbol of intersection.
     To the left of the coffin are a woman and a man.  They could represent her parents of the material HIS-story and HER-it-age; however, I feel that they represent the world’s reaction, where women would accept her and men would resist her.  The world’s womanhood is in prayer; her arms also form the womanhood “W.”  The world’s manhood, however, resists the healing.[6]  He represents erroneous thought (the serpent).  This man’s beard is a snake and his ear is the shape of a ‘D’ (for devil).  He even has the two horns of scholastic theology and materia medica on his head.
     In 1866 Mary Baker Patterson[7] had gained control over the scholastic theological teachings that claim women are subservient to men because of the whole Adam’s rib thing, and she would never have to go back into that false teaching, that false belief.
     After Mary Baker Patterson was healed she felt that her healing had been based upon the works of a Dr. Quimby.  Quimby was a mesmeric healer whom she had gone to for healing, however, he never really healed her and she always had relapses.  The two influential men at that time in her life, Quimby and her father Mark Baker, both passed on before the water fall in Lynn.  Resistance to her healing took place in the male priest (her father type) who came to her bedside and the male doctor (her Quimby type) who treated her.  She had to overcome these two types of male energy being expressed within her own consciousness (her subjective thought) and overcome the world’s thought (objective manifestation of thought) and accept that she was capable of doing the works of Christ.
     Mary came to see that she did not have to depend upon a man, drug, or a material method to heal her.  It was not until Mary’s Womanhood was witness to Christ’s resurrection (and she was the very first woman, the first Mary, to witness, or understand, his resurrection via Science) with her healing that she understood “Christ Healing.”
     With Spirit comes spiritual discernment.  The firmament, spiritual understanding in divine Science, helps us understand the true water (elements of Mind) from the counterfeit (latent error, the mortal mind).

Angelic offices
     “The Old Testament assigns to the angels, God’s divine messages, different offices.  Michael’s characteristic is spiritual strength.  He leads the hosts of heaven against the power of sin, Satan, and fights the holy wars.  Gabriel has the more quiet task of imparting the sense of the ever-presence of ministering Love.  These angels deliver us from the depths.  Truth and Love come nearer in the hour of woe, when strong faith or spiritual strength wrestles and prevails through the understanding of God.  The Gabriel of His presence has no contests.  To infinite, ever-present Love, all is Love, and there is no error, no sin, sickness, nor death.  Against Love, the dragon warreth not long, for he is killed by the divine Principle.  Truth and Love prevail against the dragon because the dragon cannot war with them.  Thus endeth the conflict between the flesh and Spirit.” (S&H 566:29-567:13)
     In Revelation 12:7-12 we see that under the Leadership of Michael [Mary Baker Eddy] that the children achieve spiritual victory over the red dragon “animal magnetism.”  It is the red dragon’s lie, or deception, that Mary Baker Eddy is not the “one chosen of God to bring the promised Comforter to the world, and, therefore, the revelator of Christ, Truth, in this age [Day of Truth]” that must be overcome by the children of Israel.

Children of Israel.  The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ’s offspring.”  (S&H 583:5)

     The red dragon’s lie with the “First Point” is the “lie about the Truth.”  “In the book of Daniel[8] we read of Michael (Truth), the angel of Power, as the prince of the Children of Israel.”[9]  His angels are with him.  These angels, or army, are Christian Scientists, or the Children of Spiritual Victory.  These Children sing the great song of salvation (freedom from material organization), and the power and dominion of the Christ Truth.  Because they apply the power of the Revelation and its authority and dominion, they are called victorious.  This victory comes about with the recognition of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy.  With this acknowledgment of her place “the dragon thought can no longer appear to operate, openly or secretly, according to John.”[10]

Dragon cast down to earth

     “That false claim—that ancient belief, that old serpent whose name is devil (evil), claiming that there is intelligence in matter either to benefit or to injure men—is pure delusion, the red dragon; and it is cast out by Christ, Truth, the spiritual idea, and so proved to be powerless.  The words ‘cast unto the earth’ show the dragon to be nothingness, dust to dust; and therefore, in his pretence of being a talker, he must be a lie from the beginning.  His angels, or messages, are cast out with their author.  The beast and the false prophets are lust and hypocrisy.  These wolves in sheep’s clothing are detected and killed by innocence, the Lamb of Love.” (S&H 567:18)
     The two beasts are within the conscious thoughts of the men in sheep’s clothing, or spiritual wickedness in high places.  For these wolves lust for power over men and their hypocrisy shows forth through their lies to mankind in order to maintain that power within the material organized body.  The five senses (the wolves) lust for material pleasure and they are hypocrites spewing forth messages of pain along with pleasure.  In order to get pleasure [good] one often must endure pain [evil]; especially in physical sex.  The five senses are detected and killed by the innocence (guiltless man via no knowledge of sin or evil, those who have not eaten the fruit from the tree of knowledge) of Soul sense.

Warfare with error
     “Divine Science shows how the Lamb slays the wolf.  Innocence and Truth overcome guilt and error.  Ever since the foundations of the world, ever since error would establish material belief, evil has tried to slay the Lamb; but Science is able to destroy this lie, called evil.  The twelfth chapter of the Apocalypse typifies the divine method of warfare in Science, and the glorious results of this warfare.  The following chapters depict the fatal effects of trying to meet error with error.  The narrative follows the order used in Genesis.  In Genesis, first the true method of creation is set forth and then the false.  Here, also, the Revelator first exhibits the true warfare and then the false.” (S&H 567:31-568:12)
     I recently viewed a television show that was discussing Lilith “of the night; night demon,” the first woman, born like Adam.  She was created before Adam was, thus she was unwilling to be dominated by Adam and she refused to lay with him.  The men of the Jewish religion decided that the first chapter creation is speaking of this creation during the sixth day.  And it was not until later that the first woman refused to obey Adam.  They also decided that she disobeyed God, and for this she was evil.  They proclaimed that she was cast out from the Garden and became a demon, or an angel of death.  Because of this, Adam needed a second wife, Eve.  To me the made up story (myth) is truthful, in that the MEN of the CHURCH, or faith, despised the thought of women being superior to them, so any woman who had the gumption to say no to a man had to be evil!  No doubts about it, evil, evil, evil!  The fact that they had to make up such a story about this woman created in the image and likeness of God (as the Bible text states) proves that their own unenlightened intellects did not even understand the first chapter of Genesis, or the first story of creation.  No, that was left up to the WOMAN to explain.
     If there really was a Lilith, and she was created in the same way as Adam, then her life is just as much of a dream as Adam’s life was.  Adam IS NOT the man mentioned in the first chapter of Genesis.  Adam is an error, the red dragon; he is a corporeal being who believes in a corporeal God named the Lord God Jehovah.  He is not the man created by Elohim Shaddai (Father-Mother God, the non-corporeal Being) in the first chapter of Genesis.
     It has been stated that Ezekiel actually wrote the creation stories.  If he did this would have been during the time of the Babylonian captivity, way after Noah, the Patriarchs, Moses, etc., took place in human history.

Paean of jubilee
     “For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts.  What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin?  A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ, for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain, Self-abnegation, by which we lay down all for Truth, or Christ, in our warfare against error, is a rule in Christian Science.  This rule clearly interprets God as divine Principle, – as Life, represented by the Father; as Truth, represented by the Son; as Love, represented by the Mother.  Every mortal at some period, here or hereafter, must grapple with and overcome the mortal belief in a power opposed to God.” (S&H 568:24-569:5)

The robe of Science
     “The Scripture, ‘Thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many,’ is literally fulfilled, when we are conscious of the supremacy of Truth, by which the nothingness of error is seen; and we know that the nothingness of error is in proportion to its wickedness.  He that touches the hem of Christ’s robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality, and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing, – in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love.[11]  Alas for those who break faith with divine Science and fail to strangle the serpent of sin as well as of sickness!  They are dwellers still in the deep darkness of belief.  They are in the surging sea of error, not struggling to lift their heads above the drowning wave.” (S&H 569:6)

Expiation by suffering [permitting erroneous thought within our conscious thought]
     “What must the end be?  They must eventually expiate their sin through suffering.  The sin, which one has made his bosom companion, comes back to him at last with accelerated force, for the devil knoweth his time is short.  Here [in Revelation 12:10-12] the Scriptures declare that evil is temporal, not eternal.  The dragon is at last stung to death by his own malice; but how many periods of torture it may take to remove all sin, must depend upon sin’s obduracy.” (S&H 569:20)
     At the point of Christ in the Minor Pyramid is the podium in the church edifice auditorium.  Here we find the unity of the Bible (Jesus Christ) and Science and Health (Mary Baker Eddy) read by the two readers.  These two readers are supposed to be a man and a woman.  The Word of the two books is read in unison, coinciding with each other.

     Above the podium is the “Sunburst Window” matrix skylight.  This window has a seven-pointed star, for the nature of God, within the center.  Around the star is a circle divided into two, one half for the Bible, the other for Science and Health.  This circle correlates with “Christian Unity” (seen directly below).  The oval window is made up of sixteen slices of the divine calculus and further separated into four major oval circles signifying the four Sciences.  (I have titled this window the Journey Matrix.)  This window also patterns the orbiting of planets around the sun (star).  The orbits are not circular they are oval.

     The corresponding illustration from Christ and Christmas is “Christian Unity.”  This is the only drawing in the book that is in the shape of a circle.  Thus, the circle matrix, or the United Matrix, or the Wheel of Prophecy Matrix, must be utilized for this illustration.  In the hub of the wheel of this drawing is the woman’s left hand holding a scroll (roll).  On the scroll are the words “Christian Science” the union of the Bible and the textbook.  Also in the hub are Jesus holding the woman’s right hand.  Their arms and hands form the shape of a ‘U’ for “Unity.”
     Jesus sits to her right side; his mantle robe is upon his lap.  His mission is complete, finished and now it is “Woman’s Hour” to “compass a man”.  “I have loved the Church and followed it, thinking that it was following Christ; but, if the pulpit allows the people to go no further in the direction of Christlikeness, and rejects apostolic Christianity, seeking to stereotype infinite Truth, it is a thing to be thankful for that one can walk alone the straight and narrow way; that, in the words of Wendell Phillips, ‘one with God is a majority.’”  (Mis. Writings 245:23)  Alone can mean – all one.
     True manhood allows Womanhood to explain the first coming of Christ.  When the first coming is explained through Science the second coming is explained as well.
     “Christian Unity” shows that both witnesses are caught up unto the wilderness for a “time, and times, and half a time” until they are seen in their “Christian Unity” as one wedded individual, as the one Christ martyr (witness).
     St. John’s sixth vision, of Truth, gives us the Word of God established and victorious via recognition of the woman God-crowned, Mary Baker Eddy.

Principle as Truth

THE FIFTH POINT –

“This recognition of her true status enabled her to withstand the opposition directed against her by ‘the dragon’ (malicious animal magnetism); she was touchingly grateful to those who saw her as the woman of prophecy and who therefore trusted, obeyed, and supported her in her mission.”[12]

     This is saying that she knew and understood herself to be the woman God-crowned, and she was grateful to all who saw her place as well!

Rev. 14:1-11 – Thus, the Children of Israel gained their spiritual Victory with the Lamb via this rightful recognition of the woman, magnifying God and expressing the power of the Revelation which overcomes fornication, sensualism, and the adulteration of Truth.

The spiritual qualities of the Children of Israel are:

They are complete as spiritual ideas (Mind reflected).

They are loyal to the Christ (Spirit reflected) “Christ.  The divine manifestation of God; which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.” (S&H 583:10)

They are redeemed from among men (Soul reflected).

They are the first fruits, the first evidences unto God (Principle reflected)

They are also the first evidences to the Lamb (Life reflected).

They speak only the Truth (Truth reflected).

They are without blemish [spots] (Love reflected).

     These children sang a new (original) song (of the pipe organ), the song of the seven nature names for God, divine calculus matrix – All-power (the Word), All-intelligence (the Christ), All-mind (Christianity), and All-activity (divine Science) of God, and the four levels of Science.  The children applying the power of the Revelation in this section (Principle as Truth) were operating the power in the second section (Principle as Spirit) at the First Point of Mary Baker Eddy’s place.  They stand upon Mount Zion, the Great Pyramid Matrix of Truth.  They are the 144,000 having the Father’s name on their foreheads.  As twelve times twelve equals the perfect multiple of the highest number of completeness.  The 144,000 is the gross (12 x 12) of the Christ Mass come about from the foundation of the twelve disciples of Christ and the city’s [Star]gates of the twelve nations, the children of Israel (Jacob. – “Inspiration; the revelation of Science, in which the so-called material senses yield to the spiritual sense of Life and Love.” [S&H 589:5-7]).  Their song of recognition of victory (Truth) has already won the war between the spirit and the flesh.
     Spiritual victory is the outcome of expressed LOYALTY to the Christ; it is the first fruits of dominion (demonstration found in the Sixth Day of Truth) where sex is understood to be unnecessary to bring about the spiritualization of mankind.  “These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins,” says Rev. 14:4.  The 144,000 are free from all deception (they cannot be fooled or tricked by animal magnetism) and blemish (they are pure, they have not been dragged upon the ground); they are without fault before the throne of God.  They understand the everlasting Gospel of Joy (Light).
     In Rev. 14:7 there is mention of “the fountains of waters.”  This refers to God as the source of all true teachings.  This means that the Textbook[13] is God’s true teachings, given to the world by His messenger, Mary Baker Eddy.  Victorious ones, those who apply Christian Science (Revelation), and recognize God as Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love overcome material organization, Babylon.  They who understand Mary Baker Eddy’s place (true teachings about her as found in “the fountains of waters”) become victorious.
     The Babylonian Mother Church (which is run by personal sense, a.k.a., a Board of Directors) made all (twelve) nations drink the wine of confusion (about the woman’s place), which is the wrath of fornication (mixture of error with God’s true teachings).  Babylon falls when the Remnant see Mary Baker Eddy as the woman God-crowned.
     So an angel of Soul (not sense) says in a loud voice that if any man worships the beast and his image, they will receive the beast’s (domination and malpractice) mark upon their forehead or hand.  However, they who follow the beast will also be made to drink the wine of the wrath of God (the true teachings) and they will have the opportunity to partake of the Love of God, the true teachings that are prepared unmixed and unadulterated in His cup (Holy Grail).  This Truth will seem like fire and brimstone as it chemicalizes thought.  This chemicalization process burns away the dross of false teachings and false thoughts.  It is the process of cleansing going on in the presence of the holy angels and the Christ Love, until purification is complete.  Thus, as mentioned before with the THIRD POINT, S&H 565:18-22, it is this “immaculate [unblemished] idea, represented first by man [Jesus Christ] and, according to the Revelator [who is really God, not St. John], last by woman [Mary Baker Eddy], will baptize with fire; and the fiery baptism will burn up the chaff of error [the dross] with the fervent heat of Truth and Love, melting and purifying even the gold of human character.”  Can it be any clearer that she, the author – Mary Baker Eddy, is speaking of Jesus Christ and herself as this immaculate idea?  “The Lamb’s wife [I, Mary Baker Eddy] presents the unity of male and female as no longer two wedded individuals, but as two individual natures in one; and this compounded spiritual individuality reflects God as Father-Mother, not as a corporeal being.  In this divinely united spiritual consciousness, there is no impediment to eternal bliss, — to the perfectibility of God’s creation.” (S&H 577:4-11)
     Those, however, that continue to be mentally influenced by ecclesiastical despotism (material organization) continue to be tormented.  The term “beasts” is from “hippopotamus,” a water animal.  On the surface it is like an iceberg, most of the animal is hidden, obscure, underneath the water.  However, when it climbs up onto the riverbank the latent error is exposed.  In treatment (“Christian Science Healing”) it is necessary to “subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science.” (S&H 516:6-7)

The Interlude.
     The interlude establishes true Dominion, the Dominion of the Sixth Day.  This Dominion is God understood as Father-Mother.  “Father.  Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God.” (S&H 586:9)  “Mother.  God; divine and eternal Principle; Life, Truth, and Love.” (S&H 592:16)

Father-Mother God, the only dominant power, instructs the Children of Israel of the three types of activity needed from them to gain their own dominion over error.

1)      Keep God’s commandments, this includes the Church Manual estoppel clauses.
2)      Keep the faith of Jesus; actively apply the teachings of Jesus Christ; as taught by Mary Baker Eddy.
3)      Establish the works or proofs of those teachings – Cast out demons (sin), heal the sick, cleanse the lepers (the diseased), and raise the dead.  These four proofs of the works is the divine calculus, the four living creatures, nullifying the four horsemen of Revelation 6.

     When these things are done we find completeness.  This is what overthrows domination (Pope as Father) and manipulation (Board of Directors as Mother)
     The death mentioned in Rev. 14:13 is the death of a material body or the death of the Adam dream (the illusion that Life exists in matter).
     On the Sixth Day of Truth man is given dominion.  He has this dominion because of divine Science (the rod).

     In the church edifice we have the six clay water pots, for the wedding, on the second level (Second Degree).  In the book Bloodlines of Christ the author says that the wedding of Canaan is Jesus’ wedding.  I do not know if this is factually true, however, perhaps this wedding symbolically represented the true wedding between the Lamb and the Bride.  If Jesus had been the groom he would have been the one responsible for providing the wine at the wedding.  Usually the grooms gave the best wine at the beginning of the celebration and then they watered down the wine.  However, this time, at this particular wedding, the good wine had been served before Jesus’ mother asked him to turn the water(ed “Wine.  Error; fornication; temptation; passion.” S&H 598:17) into (true) wine (“Inspiration; understanding.” S&H 598:17).  Thus, it was said, that the groom, who would have been Jesus, had kept the best wine for last.  Therefore, the watered wine could have represented the five senses and the true wine could have represented Spirit.

     On the third level (Third Degree) is another rose window.  This window is a matrix window called “Window of the Open Book [the Open Book spoken of in the title of the window is the Christian Science Textbook].”  This window is also called the Director’s Window.  It was called this because the four Board of Directors were responsible for payment of this window.  However, spiritually translated it means that the divine calculus is our true Director.  I have given this window other names.  One of these names is the Stargate, as each keystone window is a gate to the Holy City and each keystone window has its own seven-pointed star or Stargate.  There are four Major Stars and eight Minor Stars, twelve stars in all.  These twelve stars represent the woman’s crown (Rev. 12).  This window symbolizes the Holy City with the city foursquare, the city of our God, and the New Jerusalem.  I also have a fourth name for this window, Sharon’s Rose Window.  This cycle correlates with the Christ and Christmas illustrations.  I have a fifth name for the window, the Wheel of Prophecy.

     In Christ and Christmas, at this point, we have “Christian Science Healing” (it is the capstone illustration in the Major Pyramid Matrix).  We have a reversal of symbols here, compared to “Christ Healing.”  A man[14] sits up in a (river)-bed instead of a coffin.  Behind the man’s back is a table with medicine.  I believe that this old man is the world’s theological viewpoint of Jesus, that his type of healing could only take place years ago, thus it has been replaced with materia medica (seen on the table in back of the old man).  But Mary Baker Eddy raises up this false belief about “Christ Healing” for she writes in her “Recapitulation” chapter “It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good.” (S&H 494: 11)
     She also writes, “Why has this Christian demand [to heal] so little inspiration to stir mankind to Christian effort?  Because men are assured [by theologians] that this command was intended only for a particular period and for a select number of followers.  This teaching is even more pernicious than the old doctrine of foreordination,[15]–the election of a few to be saved, while the rest are damned; and so it will be considered, when the lethargy of mortals, produced by man-made doctrines, is broken by the demands of divine Science.” (S&H 37:32-38:9)  This is an interesting statement because she is saying that this command to heal is worse than foreordination.  It was foreodination that she overcame with the healing when she was twelve.  It is easy to understand then that this command to heal herself was what enabled her to have her healing of 1866.
     In this illustration Mary Baker Eddy is performing “Christian Science Healing.”  Her right hand is pointing upwards (for manhood), while Jesus’ left hand in “Christ Healing” points upward (for womanhood).  Mary’s hand does not touch the old man because Christian Science Healing never needs to touch the physical, as Christian Science healing takes place in the mental.  Jesus was able to heal without touching others, however, there were many cases of healing where he touched others, and one special healing where a woman touched him.
     In both “Christ Healing” and “Christian Science Healing” the healers look upward into the light, they refuse to look at the material picture.  They both refuse to recognize any power in matter.
     Behind Mary Baker Eddy is the female practitioner in prayer; her hands form a “W.”  But where is the resistant man of material organization, where is the serpent?  He cannot stand to be in the presence of the Woman.
     In the sixth day, with his dominion, man becomes generic.  Generic man’s nature is void of sexual identity.  Mary Baker Eddy says, “…man is a generic term.”  Generic man has been revealed through the ideal woman.  The Hebrew word “adham” is translated as “human being.”  To me, adham represents the Second Degree.  Is the Second Degree going to coincide with the First Degree or will it coincide with the Third Degree?
     “The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth [Christ “Tis the Same Hand that Writes the Page”].  The ideal woman [Mother] corresponds to Life [“Star of Boston”] and Love [“I Thank Thee ‘O Father”].” (S&H 517:8-10)  Jesus presented the ideal man and Mary Baker Eddy presented the ideal woman – thus, we have the Holy Trinity as found in the Great Pyramid Matrix of Truth with Life and Love on the level beneath the Christ Truth.

Bay Window
     God’s command to man in the Sixth Day is to be fruitful and multiply.  This command has nothing to do with sex, sex, sex, but everything to do with manifesting (the Fruitage) and demonstrating (multiplying) the Christ in conscious thought.  The command tells us to demonstrate “Christian Science Healing”.  I say this because the last chapter of the textbook is titled “Fruitage”.  This “Fruitage” is the result of mankind’s reading the Woman’s little book.  Thus, mankind has turned his back on all materia medica and physical aid.

     The third vision of John, in the aspect of Soul, gives us the declaration of Truth that starts the destruction of all wrong thinking.  This vision has (a first gift) the little book open (Science and Health), the two witnesses, and (the second gift) a reed like unto a rod (divine Science) for measuring (governing) the Holy Temple (body of Christ).  This vision gives us the understanding of “I am that I am.”


[1] Mrs. Eddy’s Place

[2] This woman actually wears a crown with twelve stars.

[3] Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

[4] Ibid

[5] S&H 38:5-6

[6] This man’s attitude resembles a man in the stained glass window “Raising of Lazarus.”

[7] Daniel Patterson was Mary’s second husband.  She would not have married him if she did not love him, however, she also married him because he promised to allow her son George Glover to come live with them.  But he reneged on his promise.  Eventually they divorced after he abandoned her.

[8] Daniel 12:1 (It is interesting that it is the same chapter, 12, and same verse, 1, that is about the woman God-crowned in Revelation.)

[9] STUDIES IN THE APOCALYPSE OF JOHN OF PATMOS, p. 74

[10] ibid

[11] Who can deny that these words describe “Christ Healing”?

[12] Mrs. Eddy’s Place

[13] The Textbook is the robe without seam or rent.  Those who are robed in white are those who are clothed in the sun of the Word of God, those who have read the textbook and understand the Word.

[14] In earlier editions the sick person in bed was a woman.  It was at this time that Womanhood needed to be raised up and healed, depicted by Mary’s black mantle, instead of the white one seen in later editions.

[15] What she overcame at twelve years old.

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