The Minor Arch of Seven Days

by MJSmith

THE MINOR ARCH OF THE SEVEN DAYS

For years I have looked at the Seven Days of Genesis as presenting the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.  This is a proper presentation for the Seven Days as it presents them in an order of 7,000 years, or as seven groups of 1,000 year-periods, or ages.

     After once again reading Paul Smillie’s book MARY BAKER EDDY The Prophetic and Historical Perspective I came to realize that I must once more take a look at the Seven Days with their Minor Arch as Paul Smillie presents them.  I know that both viewpoints about the Seven Days, one with the Minor Pyramid and one with the Major Pyramid, are correct.  I originally read Paul’s book before God gave me the insight to the Major Pyramid, so the Minor Pyramid (or Arch) was presented to my consciousness first.  But for some reason it did not stick with me.  I have presented the Major Pyramid to you and I would also like to present the Minor Pyramid to you for study.  It follows the same layout format as for the Golden Candlestick.  Although each vision from Revelation has its own Minor Pyramid Matrix to it, they are based upon the same format – the Science order for the seven synonymous terms [names] for God.
     Paul Smillie says that the absolute appearance of generic man takes place in Genesis 1.  It indicates the human appearing of the compound idea, while Revelation presents the human and divine coincidence.  In Science and Health’s “Genesis” Mary Baker Eddy asks, “Was not this [the Six Days] a revelation instead of a creation?”  The fifteenth chapter “Genesis” presents this revelation to its readers.  The Six Days is the revelation of divine Science.
     If we study the Seven Day’s Minor Pyramid structure we have Mind and Love as Days 1 and 2 being the foundations stones.  Days 2 (Spirit) and 6 (Truth) are the first step up, while Days 3 (Soul) and 5 (Life) are the second step up.  The Apex, or capstone Day is the Fourth Day of Principle.  This is the focal point of importance and it relates to the fourth vision of Revelation with the woman God-crowned.  Likewise, the two foundation stones relate to Revelation’s first vision with the throne of God and the seventh vision with the city of God – the throne and city being one and the same.

     Each level (step) represents unfolding of Truth with the divine calculus, level one with Christianity, level two with the Christ, level three with the Word, and the apex as Science itself.
     There are some definitions from Science and Health’s “Glossary” that must be understood:  Sun, Night, Day, Evening, and Morning.  (I will present them as they come up in the text.)
     It is important to understand that “evening and morning” finishes up the texts for the Six Days.  The Hebrews viewed their days progressing from evening “Mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest”[1] to morning, “Light, symbol of Truth; revelation and progress.”[2]  The Sabbath (of Genesis 2:1-3), however, has no record of evening or morning but only the completeness of the “Day.  The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love.”[3]
     “Genesis 1:1, 2 introduces spiritual creation symbolized by the seven days of creation, — the completeness of Truth’s revelation.
     “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.  And earth was without form, and void:  and darkness was upon the face of the deep.  And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
     “Although God, ‘Elohim,’ is translated in the masculine ‘He,’ the word ‘Elohim’ is plural, both masculine and feminine, and represents the fatherhood and motherhood of God.  The word ‘Eloh’ is the feminine singular for goddess and the ending ‘im’ is the masculine plural, thus disclosing womanhood as including manhood.  Our Leader says, ‘In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love, imparts the clearest idea of Deity.’ (S&H 517:10)[4]  Genesis reveals this fact.  Jesus revealed the fatherhood of God and the ideal man was thus expressed.  A woman, Mary Baker Eddy, was to reveal the motherhood of God and the ideal woman, thus enabling the complete Being to be unfolded to mankind.
     “‘Divine Science, the word of God, saith to the darkness upon the face of error, “God is All-in-all,” and the light of ever-present Love illumines the universe.’ (S&H 503:12)  Divine Science, the revelation of the woman, says to the darkness which is the false concept of man and mind, ‘God is All-in-all,’ and the false creation is powerless.  The light of ever-present Love reveals the completeness of generic man and this Truth illumines the universe with Light.
     We must begin to recognize Genesis 1 as a “present revelation” not as a “creation” that took place, or began 6,000 years ago with Biblical history, or even longer as physical history.  We must begin to see the woman’s revelation in the “now,” as the “now of being.”  Genesis 1 depicts the revelation of divine Science.  “In verse 1, God is seen as the only Truth of being.”  Error, the serpent, is close upon the heel of Truth, the Motherhood of God.  In verse 2 the serpent attempts to reverse Truth with the claim of materialism.  But being that it is supposition only then Truth destroys the error.
     “Earth is without form, and is void until real creation is revealed through the woman.  Mrs. Eddy wrote, ‘Earth.  A sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end.  To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense, it is a compound idea.’”[5]  The true idea of sphere is found in Revelation’s first vision as God’s circular throne and seventh vision as the Holy City.

MIND – THE FIRST DAY – CHRISTIANITY

REVELATION OF GENERIC MAN — The Throne of God, the spiritual idea, the divine calculus, and the twenty-four elders.

     Revelation’s first vision describes the throne of God.  It is circular in concept.  The four living creatures represent the divine calculus, and the twenty-four elders is the New Jerusalem artichoke – the 24 questions (the seats) and the 24 elder answers – found in “Recapitulation.”

     And God said, Let there be light:  and there was light.

Sun.  The symbol of Soul governing man, — of Truth, Life, and Love.” (S&H “Glossary”)

     “Light symbolizes Christ, Truth, and it is this Truth that comes through the woman clothed with the sun.  In this perfect understanding of the first day, Mrs. Eddy says, ‘God creates neither erring thought, mortal life, mutable truth, nor variable love.’  Through the woman’s revelation of divine Science, every false concept is abolished and we can realize the truth of creation.”[6]

     And God saw the light, that it was good:  and God divided the light from the darkness.

     “Since darkness is the absence of light, this absence represents the lack of understanding regarding the revelator and her revelation.  God divides or separates ignorance, superstition, and false belief from generic man, thus allowing the kingdom of heaven to be revealed in man.”[7]

     And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.  And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Day.  The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love.” (S&H “Glossary”)

Night.  Darkness; doubt; fear.” (S&H “Glossary”)

     Mary Baker Eddy, writing of this Bible verse, says, “Was not this a revelation instead of a creation?”  This revelation is divine Science.  “This revelation of light comes through the woman clothed with the sun [the spiritual idea].  The false sense of creation is destroyed when we understand real creation, — generic man [idea], — made in the image and likeness of God.  When we do understand, evening and night flee before the light of the true idea as the dawn of the day appears.  Mrs. Eddy speaks of this as ‘spiritually clearer views of Him, views which are not implied by material darkness and dawn.’  Then she says of this passage, ‘The rays of infinite Truth, when gathered into the focus of ideas, bring light instantaneously, whereas a thousand years of human doctrines, hypotheses, and vague conjectures emit no such effulgence.’  All the human conjectures of the truth have done nothing to reveal the truth.  The focus of right ideas results in instantaneous light, — Truth.
     “The first day of revelation reveals the light, or understanding, or perfection, and clearly separates light from darkness and brings the seventh day without evening and morning.  Every Christian Science treatment begins by announcing the truth of creation represented in the first day, and bases this treatment upon the completeness of divine revelation represented by the seventh day.  These are the two days that form the base of the [minor] pyramid structure.”[8]
     “‘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.’” (S&H 584:3 – continuation of Day definition)  This unfoldment is the unfoldment of the Rose Window Matrix – the Holy City.

The Holy City

CHRISTIANITY – LOVE – THE SEVENTH DAY

AND HE RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORK WHICH HE HAD MADE.  The Holy City of God is here and now.

     The seventh vision of Revelation depicts the Bride, the Holy City, descending down from heaven.  It is the city foursquare, the New Jerusalem, and the City of our God all rolled up into one.  It is symbolized in The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston Massachusetts, as Window of the Open Book.  The ring of twelve stars, the woman’s crown, with its foursquare pattern represents divine Science.  The twelve keystones represent Christian Science, the New Jerusalem artichoke represents absolute Christian Science and Christian Science, and Science itself is the “little open book (the seeds)” found in the center hub.

     Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

     “Thus the ideas of God in universal being are complete and forever expressed, for Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love.” (S&H 519:9)  “Science is the final and complete revelation.  It is not a revelation but the revelation.  It may seem strange that we go from the first day to the seventh but, in Science, we see perfection first and then the ideas are revealed as perfect.  We do not work up to perfection but out from perfection.”[9]

     And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

     “This day is the illumination of understanding.  The seventh day represents completeness, and has no ‘evening and morning’ as on the first six days.  The seventh day parallels the New Jerusalem [the Holy City] in the seventh vision of the Apocalypse where there is no night.  This passage is symbolic of the opening of the seventh seal, complete spirituality, and it is through this completeness that the second through the sixth day [of Genesis 1] can be understood as part of the unfolding revelation of divine Science.”[10]
     The Holy City is the Rose Window with its twelve petals and the New Jerusalem artichoke is the Sunflower (with its twenty-four petals) found within Window of the Open Book.  These are the petals that have been unfolded.  This modern Rose Window symbolically presents the same city described in Revelation’s seventh vision.
     “Our Leader tells us that, ‘The numerals of infinity, called seven days, can never be reckoned according to the calendar of time.  These days will appear as mortality disappears, and they will reveal eternity, newness of Life, in which all sense of error forever disappears and thought accepts the divine infinite calculus.’  It is the Sun Day —the day of the woman clothed with the light of spiritual understanding.  It is the ‘full effulgence’ of the light.  Spiritual revelation is now complete.  The first day and the seventh day of spiritual creation are the foundation for the amplified revelation of the second through the sixth day.”[11]
     Noah is the prophet for the Second Day of Spirit, while Mary Baker Eddy is prophet for the Sixth Day of Truth.  Noah was given the sign (symbol) for the second coming of Christ while Mary Baker Eddy (our Leader) was the angel messenger for the second coming of Christ.

SPIRIT – THE SECOND DAY – THE CHRIST

AND THE EVENING AND THE MORNING WERE THE SECOND DAY [of Spirit]. – the Opening of the Seven Seals Upon the Sealed Up Bible.

     It is the spiritual idea, the Lamb of God, which is presented in the second vision of Revelation.  She, the Lamb, is thought to be Jesus Christ, but Revelation is about the woman, so, the Lamb, the spiritual idea, in this second vision is the womanhood of God.  For it is written that “no man” can open up the seven seals (of error) that bind the Bible shut (do to Adam man’s ecclesiastic theology, scholastic theology, and dogma – the false teachings – or the false waters).
     When the First Seal is broken, the first living creature (the Word) nullifies the off-white horseman, that of Sagittarius, the counterfeit Archer or Bowman.  This is of grave importance, for it tells us that the first step to opening up the Bible (as it is a closed book to biblical Christians) is to recognize the true Bowman (rainbow consciousness) messenger that is Mary Baker Eddy, the Lamb of God.

     And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

     “The firmament, spiritual understanding in divine Science, enables us to understand the difference between the true water, the elements of Mind, and the counterfeit, latent error, the mortal mind.  This spiritual discernment is the next essential point in a Christian Science treatment.  We cannot heal without it.”[12]

     And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament:  and it was so.

     The Second Day of Spirit has to do with water, just like Noah, who lives in the biblical second thousand-year period, has to deal with a flood of water.
     “The understanding of the Word of God given in Science and Health separates mortal mind from divine Mind.  Mrs. Eddy says of this passage, ‘Understanding is a quality of God, a quality which separates Christian Science from supposition and makes Truth final.’”[13]

     The “bow within the cloud” is the sign for the Sixth Day of Truth, the divine Bow-messenger that God sends within a cloud.  “The term ‘rainbow’ is of such exclusive significance that it is used only twice in the Bible, and each time in the book of Revelation.  [The other use is in Revelation 4:3 for the first vision – And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone:  and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.]  Since the angel with the open book, referred to in Revelation, has a rainbow over his head, it is important that this symbol be understood.  John used the Greek word ‘iris’ for rainbow.  ‘Iris’ was the female messenger of the pagan deities.  John was telling us that it would be a female messenger who would reveal the words of the open book.”[14]  Although it is true that Revelation used the word “rainbow” it is hinted at, with the word “bow” in Genesis, with the Noah story, that this sign of the (Arch) Covenant is the same symbol that John used in Revelation 10 to describe the angel “clothed with a cloud.”  The Tarot card for TEMPERANCE depicts the same angel (in masculine form) and hints at the same goddess Iris with the flowers on the right side of the card.

     And God called the firmament Heaven.  And the evening and the morning were the second day.

     “The second day illustrates how the perfect day, revealed through the woman, will be preserved and extended, — through the firmament named spiritual understanding.  ‘Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress.’
     “The real man is identified in the sixth day through the revelation of the firmament, spiritual understanding [the Third Degree], on the second day.  Generic man cannot be revealed until the perfection of being is announced on the first and seventh days.”[15]

CHRIST – TRUTH – THE SIXTH DAY

AND THE EVENING AND THE MORNING WERE THE SIXTH DAY. – The Seven Triumphs of Truth (of Christian Science).

     I feel that it is worth mentioning that the Sixth Day is the Capstone Day for the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.  The major importance being that the Sixth Day is when wo-man is created, or revealed, to have dominion over mortal mind, the physical, and animal magnetism.  It is the Day when Christian Science (the Revelation) is Discovered (Revealed) by Mary Baker Eddy (the Revelator).
     In the sixth vision of Revelation the Bridegroom (the Lamb) and the Bride (the Word) are married.  Mary Baker Eddy’s manhood and womanhood is one united individual (as she writes about toward the end of “The Apocalypse” chapter).
     Divine sense of Deity  The term Lord, as used in our version of the Old Testament, is often synonymous with Jehovah, and expresses the Jewish concept, not yet elevated to deific apprehension through spiritual transfiguration.  Yet the word gradually approaches a higher meaning.  This human sense of Deity yields to the divine sense, even as the material sense of personality yields to the incorporeal sense of God and man as the infinite Principle and infinite idea, — as one Father with His universal family, held in the gospel of Love.  The Lamb’s wife 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 576:26-577:11)
     In Revelation’s sixth vision three other important things take place.  The true Bowman (the Word of God) is presented as the Faithful (Steadfast) and True (the Christ) white horseman that rides (directs) the destruction of error.  The devil is thrown into a pit.  And another book (a second book) is opened up, which is the book of life (see Revelation 7:12) – this second book must be Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
     “In Genesis 1:26, God gives man dominion.  Through divine Science, man has dominion, power, over every thought and idea.  Through divine Science, he knows that the only mind he has is Mind.  Mary Baker Eddy says of this passage, ‘The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by His creation; and when we subordinate the false testimony of the corporeal senses to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.’  Subordinating this false testimony we see that instead of false concepts (fish) dwelling in subconscious thought (the sea) we have orderly thoughts and ideas ready to spring forth into constructive activity and purpose.  Instead of the fowls of daydreaming, the obscurity, dimness, and faintness of mortal mind daydreaming, or escapism, we find the aspiration after heavenly good.  The term beasts is from the word – hippopotamus.  This beast, in its false sense, represents ignorance, vileness, stupidity, unruliness, carnality, unteachableness.  Seeing a hippo in the water, it would appear to be very small as we could see only the top of its head and eyes [like an iceberg] but, as it lumbers up on land, it is large.  This describes the beast-like thought over which we must have dominion.  Our Leader, speaking of Science and Health, says, ‘Did this same book contain the revelation of divine Science, the ‘right foot’ or dominant power of which was upon the sea, — upon elementary, latent error, the source of all error’s visible forms?’  The hippo represents the thought in latent error that is the source of all error’s visible forms.  In latent thought, the hippo appears to be small, but when it springs forth into visible form it is enormous, a potentially serious problem.  [Editor’s note:  Hippopotamus kill more humans than other African animals do.  They are very dangerous.]
     “The ‘creeping things’ is a term that describes fast darting lizards, and represents reacting thoughts, such as lust, hatred, revenge, — rapidly moving thoughts that catch us unwatchful and unprepared.  Demonstrating dominion, these thoughts change to decisive, quick moving, alert forms of thinking that are never unwatchful or unprepared.  It is necessary in every treatment to ‘subordinate the false testimony of the material senses to the facts of Science.’  There we ‘see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.’  Because all of these thoughts are represented in Mind, they are then in the Mind that is the Mind of man.  This is generic man.
     “Christian Scientists are to demonstrate dominion rather than to dominate or be dominated.  Domination is a claim of reversal and is expressed in the second chapter of Genesis [with the Adam allegory].  We find the command to have dominion again expressed in Exodus 10:4:  ‘Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above [fowls of air, daydreaming], or that is in the earth beneath [beasts and creeping things], or that is in the water under the earth [latent error].’”[16]
     Graven (written in stone) images have to do with idolatry, which is the phantom menace, or rather, that which is a threat or danger to the Holy Ghost.  In other words, we are not allowed to worship personality, but we are allowed to worship God and his two divine witnesses – the Christ comforter of Christianity and the Holy Ghost comforter of divine Science.
     “When God created man, he created ‘adham,’ the Hebrew word for human being.  It describes the nature of generic man as without sexual identity.  Had God created man as a male, the word used would have been ‘ish’ or ‘Zakar,’ the Hebrew words for male human being.  Man in God’s image is both masculine and feminine; he is generic.  And as the only Mind he has is Mind, God, he includes all right ideas of creation in divine consciousness referred to as fowl, fish, cattle, earth, creeping things, — each being original and spiritual.  Any element in Mind, any aspiration of Mind, any right thought or idea, is within the dominion of generic man.  Science reveals this as a present fact.”[17]
     So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
     The man of the Sixth Day is adham, while the man of Genesis 2:7 is Adam, who is temporarily (for six thousand years) without the ‘h,’ or without the “human” Second Degree.
     “The original translators of the Bible systematically removed nearly every reference which led to the conclusion that Deity was both masculine and feminine.  Speaking of this idea of Elohim or the God-created man of the first chapter of Genesis, Mrs. Eddy says, ‘It follows that man is a generic term.’  Generic man has been revealed through the ideal woman.  Since God created man in Her image and likeness, God or Elohim could not create male and female unless Elohim were both masculine and feminine.  The man that God made is generic, and is revealed in Christian Science through the woman in the Apocalypse.  She says, ‘The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth.  The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.’  Jesus presented the ideal man and Mrs. Eddy the ideal woman.”[18]

     And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:  and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

     “Man is fruitful, or multiplies his spiritual understanding [To “Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” does not mean to copulate via sex to populate the earth.], only as he manifests God’s power, — dominion.  Mrs. Eddy says, ‘His birthright is dominion, not subjection.  He is Lord of the belief in earth and heaven, — himself subordinate alone to his Maker.  This is the Science of being.’  This is the revelation of generic man that understands the fish as mulitudinous divine thoughts, the fowl as spiritual aspirations, and every living thing as an expression of the divine Mind, — his Mind.”[19]

     And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.  And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat:  and it was so.

     “Man is given the seed of truth that bears within itself all protection and fruitage and these are given freely to unfold God’s creation.  Of this passage, our Leader tells us that ‘God gives the lesser idea of Himself for a link to the greater, and in return, the higher always protects the lower.’  Every treatment must protect and elevate.  It must bring forth fruitage to God’s creation.”[20]

     And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.  And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

     “On the sixth day, the real man is revealed in Science [thanks to Mary Baker Eddy – our Steadfast Christ Bowman who gave to us Science and Health].  Only through the firmament of understanding, the second day, can the creation of man on the sixth day be realized.  This revelation has unfolded because of the light of the first day and the perfection of the seventh day.”[21]
     It is also in the Sixth Day of Truth that the Third Advent of Christ takes place, and this is when the second book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, is opened up and explained.

“Suffer [Permit] the Children to Come Unto Me.”

SOUL – THE THIRD DAY – THE WORD

AND THE EVENING AND THE MORNING WERE THE THIRD DAY. – The Trumpets of Truth.

     In the third vision of Revelation there is the wormwood that is poured into the waters (elements of mind).  This wormwood is poisonous teachings about the two witnesses, the two candlesticks.  There is also the angel with the two gifts (the “little open book” of Science and Health and the rod of divine Science).  And finally, the two witnesses are found dead because the man has been deified and the woman has been rejected.

     And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear:  and it was so.

     “Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their proper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose in order that the purpose may appear.” (S&H)  “The ‘petals’ of His purpose are opening and the revelation of divine Science is appearing.  The opening petals and the fullness of His Being are revealed in Science and Health.”[22]  Today I have seen these petals unfold as the matrix to Window of the Open Book (which presents the city foursquare of divine Science and the city of our God of Christian Science) has opened up to me, and I have presented it to you in my other writings.
     “In metaphor, the dry land illustrates the absolute formations instituted by Mind, while water symbolizes the elements of Mind.” (S&H 507:1)  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures reveals “the absolute and original natures of the water and dry land.”[23]

     And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas:  and God saw that it was good.

     “In the tenth chapter of Revelation, the angel ‘set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.’  This angel had the open book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.  The Word of God gives us dominion over latent error (the seas) and over error’s visible forms (the dry lands).  Science and Health reveals the original purity of the ‘elements of Mind’ and the ‘absolute formations instituted by Mind.’”[24]

     And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth:  and it was so.

     “‘A material world implies a mortal mind and man a creator.  The scientific divine creation declares immortal Mind and the universe created by God.’  As Science is revealed through Science and Health, the Word of God is manifested as ‘grass,’ as ‘the herb yielding seed’ and the ‘fruit tree yielding fruit.’  The grass symbolizes humility; the herb yielding seed represents the true medicine of Mind protecting its creation; and the fruit tree, yielding fruit whose seed is in itself, represents the perpetually unfolding Word of God in Science and Health.  Thus, Science and Health alone protects, heals, and reveals the ever-unfolding Word of God.
     “Mary Baker Eddy explains the phrase, ‘whose seed is in itself,’ as, ‘Light is a symbol of Mind, of Life, Truth, and Love, and not a vitalizing property of matter.  Science reveals only one Mind, and the one shining by its own light and governing the universe, including man, in perfect harmony.  The Mind forms ideas, its own images, subdivides and radiates their borrowed light, intelligence, and so explains the Scripture phrase, “whose seed is in itself.”’  This is the seed of fruitage as brought forth through the open book.”[25]  The open book is the first gift belonging to the angel.  In Window of the Open Book Science and Health is found to be the seeds of the New Jerusalem artichoke.

     And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind:  and God saw that it was good.

     “Mrs. Eddy says, ‘The feminine gender is not yet expressed in the text,’ and, ‘The Mind or intelligence of production names the female gender last in the ascending order of creation.’  The third day parallels the third vision of the Apocalypse where the angel is holding the little open book.”[26]  And I will add, that there is the angel that has the second gift, the measuring rod of divine Science, the same rod that the manchild of Revelation 12 will have in his hand.

Angel Rev. 10 Win
     “‘The third stage in the order of Christian Science is an important one to the human thought, letting in the light of spiritual understanding.’  This spiritual understanding has been allowed into the world through Science and Health.  The third stage, or third day, is an elevated state of consciousness and, as Mrs. Eddy says, it corresponds to the resurrection.  It is man’s resurrection from material sense.  ‘Our Master reappeared to his students, — to their apprehension he rose from the grave, — on the third day of his ascending thought, and so presented to them the certain sense of eternal Life.’”[27]

THE WORD – LIFE – THE FIFTH DAY

AND THE EVENING AND THE MORNING WERE THE FIFTH DAY. – The Bowls of Love Poured Out.

     In the fifth vision of Revelation the same seven angels from the third vision, with the seven trumpets, appear with the seven bowls of plagues (Love).  It is divine Love that plagues mortal mind and material organization.  In this vision is mention of the Babylonian Harlot, the abomination of the earth, for she is the counterfeit of true Mother (Love) Hood (Mind) our foundation stones belonging to true Christianity.  She is presented to us today as The Mother Church of Boston (directed by five mortal minded Board of Directors), the counterfeit of The First Church of Christ Scientist (directed by the divine calculus).

     And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

     “‘The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.’  These are not the fowl that are a symbol of daydreaming, but the fowl of spiritual aspirations.  Science and Health reveals the abundance of spiritual ideas which soar above the material in the realm of Spirit.
     “‘To material sense, this divine universe is dim and distant, gray in the somber hues of twilight; but anon the veil is lifted, and the scene shifts into light.  In the record, time is not yet measured by solar revolutions, and the motions and reflections of deific power cannot be apprehended until divine Science becomes the interpreter.’  Thus it is that Science and Health reveals the abundant nature of divine Mind expressed in infinite being.”[28]
     In the fifth vision of Revelation mortal mind can no longer hear the voice of (perceive) the bride and bridegroom.  This simply means that marriage between a corporeal man and woman is no longer “The Way” to finding one’s spiritual being.  Nor, is corporeal marriage necessary because womankind (which includes mankind) finds herself both male and female reflecting the fullness of God as Father and Mother.
     “The fourth day or fourth vision, the climax towards which the other days have progressed, is now to be revealed.”[29]

THE FOURTH DAY OF PRINCIPLE – SCIENCE

AND THE EVENING AND THE MORNING WERE THE FOURTH DAY – Salvation (Science and Health) Revealed and (the fullness of the Christ, who holds the rod of divine Science, is) Established – The woman God-crowned is revealed.

Revelation 11:19-12:1,2 – And the temple of God [the Stargate Matrix] was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament; and there were lightenings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.

     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 [the Stargate Matrix]:  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.

Woman God-crown Win
     But resistance to the woman goes out from the red dragon and his two beasts of hypocrisy toward the spiritual idea and lust for matter.  The first beast speaks with great blasphemies (malpractices by breaking God’s By-Laws in the Church Manual).  The second beast is the anti-Christ, he pretends to be a Lamb (the spiritual idea known as Mary Baker Eddy, or at least pretends to be her successor), and he speaks like the red dragon speaks – who speaks lies about the woman God crown, a.k.a., the Lamb.
     In chapter 14, verse 1, John looks as he sees the true Lamb, the spiritual idea (which is Reverend Mary Baker Eddy), although he probably does not see the Lamb’s identity as being that of Reverend Mary Baker Eddy.  She is standing upon Mount Sion (for her name is found upon the “little open book” located in the center hub of the Great Pyramid Matrix of Truth’s capstone in Window of the Open Book), and with the Lamb is the woman’s remnant seed – “an hundred and forty and four thousand [12 x 12 = 144 – a gross – or the Christ congregation of Christian Scientists], having his Father’s name written in their foreheads [having the Bow consciousness].”  The Skylight in the Boston Edifice originally had “an hundred and forty and four thousand” lights in it; these lights were symbolic of the Christ congregation (the gross) of Christian Scientists that sing the song of the seven synonymous notes for God.

     And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven, to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.

     “‘This text gives the idea of the rarefaction of thought as it ascends higher.’  Rarefaction means ‘to expand or enlarge without adding anything,’ and is like the action of leaven.  This vision or day must therefore give us a higher meaning of Spirit.
     “Might not these lights represent the light of Truth, or the understanding that has come to mankind?  The fourth day is introduced by stating that the lights are manifested humanly [as the 144,000], or we would not be told that they are to function as signs [symbols], [four] seasons [as with the divine calculus], [seven] days [as with the synonymous terms for God] and [7,000] years [for one day with the Lord is like a thousand years], — all human concepts.”[30]

     And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven, to give light upon the earth and it was so.

     It is up to the remnant seed of Christian Scientists to give light to the earth.
     “Mrs. Eddy says, ‘Truth and Love enlighten the understanding, in whose “light shall we see light,” and this illumination is reflected spiritually by all who walk in the light and turn away from a false material sense.’
     “Our Master said he was the light of the world.  He brought the heavenly Christ-light of Christianity to the world.  In much the same way, Mary Baker Eddy brought the light of Christian Science to the world.  Those who follow them are enlightened in their reflected spiritual illumination.  ‘Is the wise man of to-day believed, when he beholds the light which heralds Christ’s eternal dawn and describes its effulgence?’ (S&H 95:25)”

     And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night:  He made the stars also.

     “The sun, giving light and heat to the earth, is a figure of divine Life and Love, enlightening and sustaining the universe.” (S&H 538:2)  “This relates the sun to the woman because our Leader says, ‘The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love.’  As Christianity reflects the light of Christian Science, so the moon reflects the light of the sun.  Christianity shone in the gross night of materialism while the brilliance of Christian Science brings the day of the Lord.  Christian Science is the greater light.  Malachi prophesied of this second appearing as the ‘Sun of righteousness.’
     “God made the stars [the prophets].  He established the prophets of old, and also the new prophets or ‘spiritual seers’ of our own time who shed the brilliance of Christian Science into the darkness of material sense.  On page 562 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy further defines the stars that God made.  These [twelve] stars are in the woman’s crown of rejoicing, — ‘They are the lamps in the spiritual heavens of the age, 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.’
     “In the record of spiritual creation, light is used symbolically.  The first time light appears it is the result of the divine command, ‘Let there be light; and there was light.’  Mrs. Eddy gives a metaphysical significance to this light that appeared on the first day of creation when she explains that this light ‘is not from the sun nor from volcanic flames,’ but is the spiritual revelation of divine Truth.  David, Isaiah, Daniel, and other prophets joined with Moses in giving metaphysical meanings to that light which was the first mandate of creative Mind.  In a prophecy of Christ’s coming, Isaiah describes Christ’s office and tells how God shall keep him ‘for a light of the Gentiles; to open the blind eyes.’
     “Light appeared on the first day of creation, but two great lights appeared on the fourth day of creation.  The two great lights are described as ‘rulers’ responsible for introducing the idea or the light of the heavenly kingdom.  Mrs. Eddy says that their light is ‘not a vitalizing property of matter,’ but spiritual truth ‘whose seed is in itself.’  She goes on to say that these lights rule not over ‘material darkness and dawn,’ but over ‘the successive appearing of God’s ideas.’”[31]
     Could we not say then, that “the successive appearing of God’s ideas” are the Christ successors who receive the Christ mantle?
     “Pilate asked Jesus, ‘Art thou a king then?’  Jesus replied, ‘Thou sayest that I am a king.  To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth.’  As the ‘light of the world’ and as a ‘king,’ a ruler, he is associated with one of the two great lights in Genesis.
     “The woman of Revelation wears a crown that identifies her with the heavenly kingdom, thus signifying that she is a ruler.  The crown identifies her with the two great lights of the fourth day of creation which were created to rule.”[32]

Christian Unity

     This illustration from Christ and Christmas was objected to because of the auras (crowns).  In “Christian Unity” Jesus Christ’s aura is not as bright as Mary Baker Eddy’s aura.  This is do to the fact, as according to Revelation, that the Son of man is given only seven stars, while the woman God-crowned is given twelve stars.
     “Micah speaks about the two rulers in Israel, ‘Whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.’  ‘From everlasting’ points directly to the two great lights in Genesis who were created to be rulers in Israel.  Notice in Micah 5:3 that the Bethlehem babe must continue to rule, according to Micah, ‘until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth.’  So the second great light that is to be ruler in Israel is described as a ‘woman in travail.’  This woman in travail is the same woman who is referred to in the twelfth chapter of Revelation as the woman clothed with the sun.  [And St. John understood this very point.]
     “Speaking of the Second Coming of Christ (Malachi 4:2), we read, ‘But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings….”  Scofield Reference Bible makes an interesting commentary on this quotation.  In reference to the fourth day of creation, Scofield says, ‘The “greater light” is a type of Christ, the “Sun of righteousness.”  He will take this character at His second advent. …As “Sun of righteousness” He will dispel all darkness.’  The woman in the twelfth chapter of Revelation is clothed with the sun.
     “John the Baptist came as a witness to the divine light, and his mission is described in the following words:  ‘There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.’ (John 1:6-9)  Jesus said, ‘I am the light of the world:  he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.’ (John 8:12)  Jesus then told his followers that if they faithfully followed they, too, would become lights [prophet stars] of the world.
     “When Simeon saw the babe Jesus brought into the temple, he recognized this as the fulfillment of the promise that God would give Israel a Messiah.  Taking the child in his arms, he thanked God that he had seen the Lord’s Christ.  Referring to Isaiah’s prophecy, he said, ‘Mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.’ (Luke 2:30-32)”[33]

     And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness:  and God saw that it was good.

     “God has placed the two lights, His two witnesses, Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy, or Christianity and Christian Science, in the firmament.  ‘Firmament.  Spiritual understanding; the scientific line of demarcation between Truth and error, between Spirit and so-called matter.’”[34]

     And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

     “The changing glow and full effulgence of God’s infinite ideas, images, mark the periods of progress.’  The ‘changing glow’ is represented in the first appearing, or the first witnessing of the Christ, truth, known as Christianity, the revelation of Christ Jesus.  The ‘full effulgence’ is represented in the second witnessing as the day of divine Science, the revelation of Mary Baker Eddy.  Mrs. Eddy’s description is of an ascending revelation through the two witnesses revealed as the fourth day of creation, which is a further recognition of God’s revelation to humanity.  As Daniel records, ‘The vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true.’
     “In Matthew we read, ‘I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.’  The parable about the woman with the leaven was kept secret ‘from the foundation of the world.’  This is no ordinary woman and her mission is unique.  Mrs. Eddy, speaking of the woman with the leaven, says this parable foretells ‘the second appearing in the flesh of the Christ, truth, hidden in sacred secrecy from the visible world.’ (S&H118:7)  The uniqueness of Jesus’ and Mary Baker Eddy’s respective place was known since the foundation of the world, the creation, the scientific revelation of Truth recorded in the first chapter of Genesis.”[35]

Revelation 14:14 – And I looked, and behold a white cloud [a divine messenger], and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man [but was a woman], having on his [her] head a golden crown [of twelve stars], and in his [her] hand a sharp sickle.”

     “In an uplifted thought (the [Archer] cloud), I beheld Spiritual man, like unto a son of man, and [s]he had complete and purified dominion.  [S]He was ready to prove the harvest of the Revelation message [of divine Science].”[36]
     In the fourth vision of Revelation there are six steps for the establishment of the woman’s Revelation, or the woman being revealed to mankind.  These six steps correlate with the 1943 pamphlet Mrs. Eddy’s Place with its Six Points.  However, the red dragon attempts to use six tricks in order to fight against the six steps for the “full” establishment of the Christ woman.  The following is the sixth step, the sixth point, and the sixth trick:
     “The sixth and last step of the establishment of the Revelation [within the fourth vision] is seen to be the proofs of the inspiration and grace of the Revelation, (the proofs are the essence of fruitage).  These proofs completely sweep away all phases of false thinking.  The Revelation and Establishment of the Fullness of The Christ [woman] is thus the key or climax vision.”[37]
     Likewise, the sixth point from the pamphlet Mrs. Eddy’s Place reflects the above paragraph:  “This same recognition [of Mary Baker Eddy’s place] is vital to our movement [Cause], for demonstration [fruitage] 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 [The Arch Covenant – the Spirit of the Law].”
     The red dragon of ecclesiastical despotism denies recognition of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy as being of any importance at all.  All you need, it claims, is Science in order to demonstrate Christian Science.  Mary Baker Eddy denied that she was the woman God-crowned when she told her lawyers, “Could a little old gray haired woman be the woman of the Apocalypse?”  Anyone could have fulfilled her mission, all they had to do was climb the mountain she climbed up and get there before her.  All Christian Scientists need to stimulate and stabilize the growth of Christian Science is the revelation.  Mrs. Eddy, the little old gray haired woman is not your Leader because she died, and she is not found in Scriptural prophecy at all.
     Let us be wise to the serpent’s fruit from the tree of knowledge that good and evil co-exist in matter.  Let us understand that it was the woman (not Eve, who was falsely identified by A-damned mortal minded man after he was cursed to join the serpent in the ground of nothingness) that was given the God-crowned mission to step upon the head of the serpent!


[1] S&H

[2] S&H

[3] S&H

[4] Mary Baker Eddy makes this also clear in her definitions in the “Glossary” of Mother and Father.

[5] Mary Baker Eddy The Prophetic and Historical Perspective, by Paul Smillie,p. 15

[6] Ibid, p. 16

[7] Ibid

[8] Ibid

[9] Ibid

[10] Ibid, p. 16, 17

[11] Ibid, p. 17

[12] Ibid

[13] Ibid

[14] Ibid p. 6

[15] Ibid, p. 17

[16] Ibid, p. 17, 18

[17] Ibid, p. 18

[18] Ibid

[19] Ibid, p. 19

[20] Ibid

[21] Ibid

[22] Ibid

[23] Ibid

[24] Ibid, p. 19, 20

[25] Ibid, p. 20

[26] Ibid

[27] Ibid

[28] Ibid, p. 20, 21

[29] Ibid, p. 21

[30] Ibid

[31] Ibid, p. 21, 22

[32] Ibid, p. 22

[33] Ibid

[34] Ibid, p. 23

[35] Ibid

[36] Studies In the Apocalypse of John of Patmos; by Edyth Armstrong Hoyt, p. 185

[37] Ibid, infuses added

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