Linear Progression of Christ and Christmas and Levels of Windows – Pt. 2

by MJSmith

     In the manuscript the author, William Cox, never mentions Mother’s Room. I do not know why, as these three windows are of utmost importance. That being said I present to you:

“Part Two

Bird's Eye View


     “In the Journal of March 1895 an article contained this statement: ‘To us as Christian Scientists, the building is, of course, but a symbol; but let us endeavor to realize what it symbolizes.’ The ‘but’ is significant! “The statement indicates a real awareness that the structure was of temporary nature bridging from the then present paradigm of religious consciousness to the new dawning paradigm of Science. {Okay, writing what I have to you in part one, do you think this man is 100% correct in what he thinks the “symbol” really is? I think not. He is perhaps 50% correct.} According to a memo to the committee handling the subjects of the windows, the titles were chosen by Mrs. Eddy. However this may be, we can be certain that close supervision was exercised by her at all times to see that students reached the highest degree of spiritual expression possible. {This is true.}
     “These windows are not merely colorful decorations following old religious traditions of putting stained or colored glass in churches. When he saw that there was meaning underlying them, one workman lost his earlier objections to performing the work as it was being demanded. Therefore, we should ask ourselves questions about them instead of merely admiring them. What is their purpose? What do they express as a whole? Why two subjects at one side of the vestibule and only one on the other? Why are there seven subjects in the auditorium? Why the particular subjects chosen and arranged in that order? Why four subjects on the balcony level? Why is there no physical representation in the second circle of the window in the north gallery {up until 1994, when the unenlightened Board of Directors placed a Church Manual within the circle}? Was there anything of special importance being stated through these windows placed in the order in which they are found?” (page 25)
     Yes, yes there is! This man presents the windows in a different way than I have. I present them with the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth so that they coincide with the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth for Christ and Christmas. And I include the all-important bay window within Mother’s Room (as well as, other symbols within the church). One other thing, the author of this manuscript forgets to mention the Bible above “Mary First at the Resurrection” window, the Science and Health above “The Woman God-crowned” window, and the seven pointed star in the Vestry ceiling, along with the Immanuel Arch,.

     “At the head of the stair upon entering from the street {on the East-South side of the Vestry} is the window depicting Jesus and the woman of Samaria at Jacob’s well. Beside it is the angel with the little book from the Book of Revelation {chapter 10}. When one passes through the doorway into the auditorium immediately to the left on the south side of the building is Mary the Mother of Jesus followed by Mary Anointing the Head of Jesus. {These two windows are also the first and second Mary windows. There are four windows called “The Four Marys”. These are spoken of in Pulpit and Press 27:20, however, there is a mistake made in the reporting! Those who have never been to the Church or never seen any photos of the windows may become fooled. To quote: “Another great window {this is confusing as there is more than one window} tells its pictorial story of the four Marys—the mother of Jesus, Mary anointing the head of Jesus, Mary washing the feet of Jesus {this one does not exist}, Mary at the resurrection; and the woman spoken of in the Apocalypse, chapter 12, God-crowned.” Notice their (probably purposeful) mistake, there is a semicolon after the third Mary Window title! This is just a trick. You see the red dragon does not want you to know that Mary Baker Eddy is the woman God-crowned, the Fourth Mary Window!} The six water pots forming the lower part of the South Rose Window follow. Then comes Mary First at the Resurrection to the left of the platform, and on the other side the Woman God-Crowned. {These two windows are also the third and fourth Mary windows.} Lamps and palms follow under the North Rose Window. The last window in the auditorium on this level is the Raising of Lazarus. Through the doorway into the foyer {the Vestry} is the window entitled ‘A Little Child Shall Lead Them.’ {Cox also forgets to mention that in this Vestry (“foyer” as he calls it) section, on the ceiling, is found a seven-pointed star. Perhaps he does not know it exists, or else he has not ever figured out why it is there or what it symbolizes?}
     “On the balcony level starting again at the left or south side of the building, the side facing the reflecting pool,[1] is John on Patmos followed by the Window of the Open Book, sometimes referred to as the Director’s Window because it was the gift of the four Directors of the time of building. {Window of the Open Book is what he earlier spoke of as the South Rose Window. Also, only half of this window is on the balcony level. The same is said of the Rose Window on the North wall. To me this symbolizes that both the Rose Windows symbolize the human and divine coincidence.} Across the auditorium on the north side again is the Raising of Jairus’ Daughter {a Rose Window}, an illustration taken from the frontispiece of the second edition of Science and Health. Finally there is the last window which few visitors may see because of its location and the fact that permission is usually not forthcoming to climb the stair to examine it. This window is a double one containing in its left half a circle which presents a picture of the Bible with Science and Health lying on it. The right half of the window contains a translucent circle with no representation in it. {Not any more.}
     “In the ceiling is a sunburst in the form of an oval with the seven pointed star enclosed within a circle as its central figure. Sixteen bronze mullions like rays reach from the circle upward and these are bisected by four oval mullions making four sections of the fixture from star to ceiling.
     “The three levels, auditorium {and vestry} floor, balcony, and ceiling depict the dimensions of the one Science. Previous illustrations of Christ and Christmas could, by reason of the format of a book, provide no graphic example of spatial dimension. The page and the illustration are two-dimensional. They do not move in space. On the other hand, in the auditorium there is an opportunity to show the dimensional aspect. A room is three-dimensional. By placing the two-dimensional picture windows and the sunburst on levels of space, a dimensional aspect is shown presenting a point of Science unknown to linear thinking.
     “In Misc. Wr., page 22, is a reference to Christian Science as ‘the infinite calculus defining the line, plane, space, and fourth dimension of Spirit.’ ‘Line’ is linear, signifying the sequence of ideas. ‘Plane’ has two dimensions. It may move right and left or forward and backward. ‘Line’ and ‘plane’ together can refer to the illustrations while ‘space’ is found in the auditorium of the church building itself, pointing to the fourth dimension. Webster defines ‘space’ as ‘a boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction.’ This characteristic is found only through multidimensional Science as indicated in Science and Health page 127: 9-12.
     “The illustrations in Christ and Christmas terminate with the indication of the three degrees as given in the textbook on page 115:20-116:3. The ‘First Degree: [2] Depravity’ analyses the ‘Physical.’ The ‘Second Degree: Evil Beliefs Disappearing’ uncovers the ‘Transitional qualities’ of the ‘Moral’ stage, while the ‘Third Degree: Understanding’ shows a totally new aspect completely supplanting both first and second degrees. It shows the annihilation of evil.
     “It is precisely at this point of these three degrees that the windows of The Mother Church begin to unfold their story. Through analysis and uncovering the discovery of what completely destroys opposition to the scientific idea is made.

Woman of Samaria Window

     “The date was the last Sunday in December, 1894. The students had accomplished the task laid upon their shoulders by the Leader to have the building ready for services within the year! {Forty weeks to be precise, to symbolize the birth, within student’s consciousness, of the spiritual idea, that is Mary Baker Eddy as the second coming of Christ.} A year before to the month {December 2, 1893} had seen Christ and Christmas published with its pertinent message of divine Science illustrating the structure of Being {and presenting the Truth about Mary Baker Eddy}. Now the church building was ready and the symbolism would be carried on within it. The first message with which the people were confronted upon climbing the stair was that of Jesus with the woman of Samaria {or the woman that is some Mary} at Jacob’s well.” (pages 28, 29)

Jacob. A corporeal mortal[3] embracing duplicity, repentance, sensualism. Inspiration; the revelation of Science, in which the so-called material senses yield to the spiritual sense of Life[4] and Love[5].” (S&H “Glossary” page 589:4; infuses added) So from this definition the water well represents the revelation of the spiritual teachings of Science.

     Cox continues: “…The Journal of 1895 stated of this picture window, ‘This is one of the most important and helpful of the New Testament lessons…To this poor Samaritan woman as his sole auditor, Jesus stated one of the grandest and most comprehensive truths he ever uttered. To her he said, ‘But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in Truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him.’ Would anyone assume that this mighty declaration was intended for the ears of that woman?’ The question seems to imply that it was meant for all time! (Italics supplied by author.)” (page 29) This is fine, however, since the Samaritan woman was to draw inspiration from the well of Science, can we afford not to think that Mary Baker Eddy is this Samaritan woman? And behold, another woman is not far behind, a second Sentinel, to come and draw water from Jacob’s well.
     “The two synonyms, Spirit and Truth, indicate the ever-appearing reflection of new forms of Truth, of the divine system of reference. The true substance of devotion (Spirit) is the consciousness of Truth, and every truth to be Spirit must reflect the whole as the dewdrop the sun. This precludes the religious sense which deals in atoms, value within the whole unknown, ignored, or not understood. Jesus was analyzing the concept of religious worship then prevalent. The window is intended a warning against accepting the religious viewpoint, the paradigm of 1894. Divine Science accepts only the wholeness of Being and this will be indicated in the next picture we now approach.

Angel Rev. 10 Win

     “{In “The Apocalypse” chapter} This angel stirs ‘the seven thunders’ of evil but the book contains the antidote in the seven elements of the divine system. The reader is advised to take the book and eat it up {mentally digest it}, the Revelator’s way of saying that it was to be made digestible by breaking up its contents in portions capable of being {mentally} assimilated. The textbook goes on to indicate that this revelation has distinct reference to today – ‘the present age.’ {This present age was 1866-1910.} It speaks then of {Revelation 12 with} the woman and of the dragon intent on swallowing her with a flood. It skips to Rev. 21:1, the symbol of the City Foursquare. The whole chapter, “The Apocalypse,” provides the method for handling evil. A pertinent note is that no temple is found within this City! The purpose behind the entire subject has nothing to do with religious organization or denominationalism! {This is true, but this chapter also has to do with Mary Baker Eddy declaring herself (even though she had to hide it) as the angel who is Discoverer of Christian Science, the woman God-crowned who is the Founder of the Cause of Christian Science, and the Holy City, the Bride Word – the Christ Leader.}
     Science and Health asks concerning the book in the angel’s hand, ‘Did this same book contain the revelation of divine Science?’ Of the City, the interpretation of which first appeared in 1891, in the fiftieth edition, Mrs. Eddy wrote, it ‘represents the Alpha and Omega of divine Science.’ {Could Mary Baker Eddy have meant that the City re presents the first book of Genesis and last book of Revelation via the sixteen gates of divine Science? Which is what I will present to you later on with Window of the Open Book.}
     “The first window analyses the situation facing that day. This was portrayed by the woman protesting traditional worship, while Jesus set forth the new paradigm which is always ready to work along lines of progress. This window points to the elements which constitute this new paradigm, the uncovering of the tools to be used. The windows in the auditorium itself provide an answer.” (pages 29 and 30)
     What he does not mention is why the angel points to the elements of the seven synonymous terms. It would have to be the rainbow above his (her) brow. This rainbow of seven colors symbolizes the Arch of the Covenant made between God and Noah during the Second Day of Spirit. We could also make note that this angel takes us back to “Christian Unity” and “Truth versus Error.”


The First Mary Window

The First Mary Window

“MARY THE MOTHER OF JESUS {the first Mary window}
     “Mary is one of four women mentioned in the generations of Jesus in Matthew {in the tone of the Word}. The generation is divided into three parts each one containing fourteen generations. The second of these begins with David followed by his son Solomon. David was restrained from building a ‘church,’ a temple to house the ark {of the covenant – that which held the Letter of the Law (Leah)}. But Solomon did build it with the result that there followed a continual descent into the ritualistic, dogmatic religion that ultimately carried the Jews into captivity in Babylon {because the Jews lacked the Spirit of the Law – the Arch of the Covenant (Rachel)}. It was there the nation’s thinkers found the means with which to state the genesis, or creative order, which today we have in the form of the seven synonymous terms for God, and hence the seven digits (elements) of the divine system – the Word {the Bride}.
     “Mary as the mother of Jesus brought forth the immaculate Jesus who was to show what these seven constituent elements would do to bring about a higher sense of being. His entire mission was expended in the effort to show how to overcome mortality. Mary had the spiritual sense to give birth to this idea. She embodied both the creative and the conceptive faculties for her mission. She provided that individual who would successfully deal with the problems of humanity. This is the specific office of the dimension Christian Science.” (page 30 and 31) Likewise, Mary Baker Eddy had the spiritual sense to give birth to this idea of Christian Science. She embodied both the creative and the conceptive faculties for her mission. She provided the Word, the impersonal book that would successfully deal with the problems of humanity.  This symbol is seen again in Window of the Open Book with the Madonna and Child Keystone.
     “This window signifies the need to put away the old paradigm of the religious sense, develop along the line of the chain of being, the seven digits, and give birth to the highest possible human form of the {Christ} idea.

     “Mind is presented here as the appearance of the Christ light or the dawning of the new paradigm, Christ Science.


Mary Anointing the Head of Jesus - the Second Mary Window

Mary Anointing the Head of Jesus – the Second Mary Window

“MARY ANOINTING THE HEAD OF JESUS {the second Mary window}
     “The first Mary was an instrument for providing a means. The second Mary recognized the practical value of those means and appealed to them to overcome deviation caused by an over-powering sense of the importance of the flesh.
     “There are two scriptural reports of this incident. The first is in Luke 7:36-38 and the second in John 12:1-10. {However, in both instances the Marys anoint Jesus’ feet not his head. It is a fact that the anointing of a man’s head meant that he was God’s anointed King.} They differ in detail but both would serve the purposes of this second window. Luke {the tone of Christianity} places the incident in the house of a Pharisee. The Magdalene came in and bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears and anointed them with oil. The Pharisee viewed the incident self-righteously. In rebuking this, Jesus complained that his host had failed to extend the usual courtesy to his guest – give him water for his feet, kiss him, and anoint his head with oil. The outcome of the incident was the healing of Mary’s deviant character {seven devils}. She was purified.
     “The report in John {the tone of Science} puts the event in the house of Lazarus and his two sisters, Mary and Martha {they are like two Sentinels}. At the end of the scene Judas expressed indignation over what he considered a waste of expensive oil. Jesus replied that it was done ‘against the day of [his] burial.’ In the textbook the term ‘Bury’ is described in part as ‘Submergence in Spirit.’ Either report would therefore fit in place at this point. From each may be drawn the lesson of Spirit dissolving a fleshly sense.” (page 32)

Burial. Corporeality and physical sense put out of sight and hearing; annihilation. Submergence in Spirit; immortality brought to light.” (S&H 582:21)

Oil.  Consecration; charity; gentleness; prayer; heavenly inspiration.” (S&H 592:25)

     S&H 514:11: “Moral courage is ‘the lion of the tribe of Juda,’ the king of the mental realm.” Is this what this window is really representing? That Jesus was king of the mental realm because of his moral courage? And it is the Mary woman that spiritually discerns this and will follow in Jesus’ spiritual footsteps.

     Physical sight and hearing have to do with ecclesiastical despotism, as with Jacob’s second and third sons.  Judas represented this same ecclesiastical despotic type of thought. But let us look at it this way. Today Biblical Christians and many Christian Scientists get angry at the fact that Mary Baker Eddy has anointed Jesus’ head with oil, she understands what the true Christ Mind is, and the old man mentality hates her for it. However, neither Simon or Judas were mad at the fact that Jesus was really anointed, or declared to be God’s King, rather they were irritated and agitated at the fact that Womanhood understood Jesus from the get-go!
     “In speaking of this episode at the beginning of the chapter ‘Christian Science Practice’ (p. 364) Mrs. Eddy asks, ‘Do Christian Scientists seek Truth as Simon sought the Saviour, through material conservatism and for personal homage?’ The conclusion drawn is that they love little in this case. But if they love much then is much forgiven! It is a question of the woman’s devotion in approaching the one man who ‘was at work in divine Science’ and could banish the ghost of materiality.” (pages 32 and 33) Is not she telling us that what really was bugging Simon (and Judas) was the fact that they questioned the woman’s devotion to Jesus Christ? Of course she is.
     “This Mary is an object lesson for today. Do we dare approach the feet of the Christ while surrounded by the old {man} paradigm? Do we welcome the calculus of Spirit in this scientific age? Mrs. Eddy stated (Mess. ’01, 22:15) ‘I begin at the feet of Christ and with the numeration table of Christian Science. {But} I do not {say that one added to one is three, or one and a half, nor say this to} accommodate popular opinion as to the Science of Christianity. I adhere to my text, {that one and one are two} all the way up to the infinite calculus of the infinite God. {The numeration table of Christian Science, its divine Principle and rules, are before the people, and the different religious sects and the differing schools of medicine are discussing them as if they understood its Principle and rules before they have learned its numeration table, and insist that the public receive their sense of the Science, or that it receive no sense whatever of it.}’ This ‘numeration table’ and the ‘calculus’ are contained in the capitalized terms. Beginning at the feet means to begin at the first dimension one can reach, Christian Science. This means to begin with the seven synonyms in the Word order from which all else flows.  {However, beginning at the feet could also be symbolic of beginning with spiritual understanding.  We have spoken about the woman’s feet.  Mary began with the Christ Mind that is one with Love and because she did her feet are the angel’s two feet and the God-crowned woman’s feet, the two feet that have dominion.}
     “May not this window also be telling us to dare to pioneer in the new paradigm of pure Science?
     “Spirit is indicated in two ways: (1) Mary’s determination to be released from bonds of the flesh and, (2) her attraction to Jesus as the one who could meet her need. {The same can be claimed of Mary Baker Eddy.}

Earthen Vessels

     “This window has reference to the wedding in Cana. From these water pots as the result of the Christ-translation was drawn the best wine of the wedding feast. ‘May Christ, Truth, be present at every bridal altar to turn the {Jacob’s well} water {spiritual teaching} into wine {inspiration; understanding} and to give to human life an inspiration by which man’s spiritual and eternal existence may be discerned.’ (S. & H. 65)
     “The Bible tells us this event took place on the third day of the feast, a day which symbolizes a great change, resurrection, letting in the light of spiritual understanding {all pointing us to Soul}. In resurrection ‘Spirit is discerned to be the Life of all, and the deathless Life, or Mind, dependent upon no material organization.’ (ibid. 509)
     “This window invites us to leave the ‘elements’ (water) for higher and deeper inspiration which will effect that great change of base. This cannot be accomplished within the confines of denominational thinking but requires the same bold action employed by Jesus himself as the example.
     “Soul is indicated in the implied resurrection from the old paradigm of religious belief to the new paradigm of Science. The starting point is on the human level indicating Christian Science.” (page 34)
     In Building of The Mother Church, by Joseph Armstrong, p. 46, Armstrong writes, “The architect’s plan for this window {of the Open Book} further included six long lower lights which would come below the line of the gallery. The six water pots chosen for these places typify the six days of material creation included in the belief that man has a material origin and existence. They also call to memory the marriage in Cana with its spiritual lessons, teaching that, as mortals empty themselves of error through the understanding of Truth, they are being prepared for union with divine Principle, as shows in Christian Science.
     “This rose window has been symbolically read from top to bottom. Reversing this order the eye rises from the water pots, representing mortal consciousness, to rest upon the cross, then on, past Science and Health, to the topmost ring of lights, where the woman {God-crown, the highest idea} is standing upon the moon. So in our human experience ‘…we have this treasure in earthen vessels,’ as stated in II Corinthians 4:7; then we gradually rise by way of the cross till through Christian Science man as the divine idea of God is fully realized.”
     It is believed (in some circles) that this wedding of Cana was actually Jesus’ wedding. This is due to the fact that it was always the responsibility of the bridegroom to provide good wine for his wedding. If this really was Jesus’ wedding who is it that he might have been getting married to? Would it have been Mary of the Hightower?

Mary First at Res

“MARY FIRST AT THE RESURRECTION {the third Mary window}
     “This Mary is the same out of whom Jesus had cast the ‘seven devils.’ Having been resurrected, she was able to see Jesus resurrecting himself. Only like can understand like. {Mary Baker Eddy was basically resurrected in February 1866. Both her priest and doctor expected her to die.} She could understand his resurrection with her own resurrected sense. His resurrection had followed a course of seven steps according to the narrative in Matthew. (See Talks at the Oxford Summer School 1948 by John W. Doorly.)
     “Followers of Jesus are expected to emulate his example. One of the points he made during his teaching refers to the nature of religious organization. This contributed to the hatred aimed at him by its exponents. But his spiritual altitude was so much higher that he could not be touched by the malice aroused against him. We also witness resurrection through our resurrection from that which no longer suffices.
     “Principle is indicated in the impersonal relationship existing between Mary and Jesus, each resurrected from a mortal sense of being.” (pages 34 and 35)
     The Bible window above the Third Mary Window (is seen below), that he does not mention, provides us with the Bible text of John 20:16. “Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.” Why would this Bible verse be used for these two windows? It is for sure that Jesus had a master’s degree in God’s spiritual Science. But what if, remember the wedding, by some chance Master means Husband in this instance? Think of it. Jesus calls out, “Mary.” And she turns around and calls to him saying, “Husband.” I am not saying this is the case, but it came to me that it could very well be. Today it is not such a far-fetched idea to think that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were actually married.
     Mary Baker Eddy was not legally married to Jesus Christ, but her heart was married to Christ Jesus, for she alone gave birth to the Christ Science manchild – which is caught up to heaven (is protected from ecclesiastical despotism).

Bible Window


The fourth Mary window.

The fourth Mary window.

“THE WOMAN GOD-CROWNED {the fourth Mary window}
     “No better description may be found of this window than that contained in the last chapter {chapter 16 is actually followed by “Glossary” and “Fruitage;” what he really means is that it is the last chapter of the Network (Square) Matrix} of the textbook. There it is stated that this woman symbolized ‘generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she illustrates the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea’ (S. & H. 561). {Mary Baker Eddy says, “The woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she illustrates the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea.” What this means is that the woman God-crowned expresses generic man as the spiritual idea of God. One definition of express is “a messenger sent on a special errand”. So the woman God-crowned is a messenger of God, an angel sent on a special errand or mission! This mission was to re present to generic man his true identity as the Son of God. This messenger illustrates, demonstrates, the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea. She is an example or instance of this human and divine coincidence! From this explanation can you actually see how Mary Baker Eddy actually did HIDE who she really was?} In this reference, the term,[6] God is exchanged for ‘divine Principle’ and the term[7] man is exchanged for ‘divine idea.’ This is the goal to which the textbook has been leading – to drop the anthropomorphic concept and to reach a higher sense.
     “On the next page {page 561:22 actually} Mrs. Eddy states, ‘The spiritual idea {the woman God-crowned} is crowned with twelve stars.’ She also writes, ‘The woman…is clad with the radiance of spiritual Truth…matter is put under her feet.’” (page 35)
     The whole quote (from above) reads: “The woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she illustrates the coincidence 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 that Light.’” If there was a man sent from God then there must be a woman sent from God too.
     Cox continues speaking about the woman’s crown of twelve stars. She writes on page 562 that the stars of the crown represent the twelve tribes of Israel (Jacob) and this is why the following is said: “The twelve stars represent separation in belief from the divine origin of man, a situation which must be worked out {as Jacob did} ‘through much tribulation’ before it yields ‘to the activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of Science.’ These stars also ‘show the workings of the spiritual idea by healing the sick and sinning, and by manifesting the light which shines “unto a perfect day” as the night of materialism wanes.’ {Could this be because the twelve stars may also represent the first twelve chapters of Science and Health?} These references appear in two paragraphs on pages 561 and 562 of the textbook. They indicate the spiritual idea in its exalting mission among mortals, the specific work of Christian Science.
     “Is not this an object lesson whose purpose is to rouse humanity to claim its divine origin and to awaken from that night of materialism into which the centuries of organized religion with its conventional approach has brought the world?
     “Life is depicted in this awakening to broader and higher realms.” (pages 35 and 36)
     Above the Woman God-crowned window is the smaller panel window of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Rev. Mary Baker Eddy (seen below). Reverend means “revered Leader”.  She would not have had the Textbook above this window of the woman if she was not secretly telling us that this was her true identity, and because she is our revered Leader then we must follow her without question, we must obey the Church Manual’s estoppel clauses too!

S&H Window
     Years ago I had a very insightful dream. It was about Mary Baker Eddy. The woman that I feel was supposed to be Mary Baker Eddy did not look like her. In an interview this woman told me, and another woman, about how she was raped by three men (the triumvirate). Then she puts her index finger to her lips and says, “Shush, I have a secret to tell you. I’m superstitious.”
     After the dream I wondered why Mary Baker Eddy would ever say she was superstitious! So I looked the word up. In Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary it reads: “[ME supersticion, fr. MF, fr. L. superstition-, superstitio, fr. superstit-, superstes standing over (as witness or survivor), fr. super– + stare to stand—more at stand]”. From this I understood that Mary Baker Eddy was one of the two witnesses from Revelation. She stood, did not cave in to the red dragon’s attack upon her; she was a survivor. She survived the rape, even though it appeared to limited finite sense that she died on December 3, 1910.
     And speaking of the fact that Mary Baker Eddy is one of God’s two witnesses we come to:


Two Candlesticks

     “{On the Northern Side are} Six windows corresponding to those beneath the {Southern Side’s} Window of the Open Book appearing next, are accompanied by two references, one from the textbook and the other from the Bible. That from the textbook of 1894 states, ‘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.’ {His words refers to Jesus the first witness, the first candlestick.} The Bible quotation is from Psalms and states, ‘Thy Word {Bride} is a lamp {the second candlestick} unto my feet and a light to my path.’ The ‘words’ and ‘deeds’ of Jesus were of the nature of the teaching of Christian Science dealing with the negative problems of humanity. It is unfortunate that the term Christian Science has come to be identified as a religion in both popular thinking and in the view of its organized disciples. The term itself was in use before an organized religious form appeared, indeed, before Mrs. Eddy herself used it in her special application. It is Science, not religion, meeting the needs of humanity on a level understandable to humanity, that of healing, which leads thought to higher contemplation.
     “Truth is indicated in the healing and correcting of human ills.” (pages 36 and 37)
     There are the two lamp stands (“superstitious”) in the two outer windowpanes. The flame on the West end is dark (as the Israeli people, in the wilderness, saw a dark cloud column by day). This would point us toward Mary Baker Eddy as her mission takes place in the daylight of Truth in the Western Hemisphere). The flame on the East end is light (as the Israeli people, in the wilderness, saw a bright flame column by night). This would point us toward Jesus Christ as his mission takes place during the night (in the darkness of conscious thought) and the Christ continues to shine during the Dark Ages in the Eastern Hemisphere).
     Next to each Stand (each Witness) are two windows that are clear (for the two witnesses have spiritually pure conscious thought). In the two-center panel panes are two palm leaves of salvation. Salvation, by the way, means Science and Health.

Riseing of Lazzarus

     “This double window contains one scene. In the left portion Lazarus is seen coming forth from the tomb with his burial bindings loosening. Below the picture inscribed in the border is the reference from Science and Health concerning this event with Jesus’ thunderingly authoritative command, ‘Lazarus, come forth!’ {John 11:43}
     “The reference from the textbook (1894) reads, ‘Jesus said of Lazarus: “He is not dead but sleepeth.” He restored Lazarus by the understanding that he had never died, not by an admission that his body had died, and lived again. Had Jesus believed that Lazarus had lived or died in his body {here we are in the tone of Soul because we are dealing with body}, he would have stood on the same plane of belief as those who buried the body, and he could not have resuscitated it.’[8] His standpoint was that of divine Science while the restoration was a manifestation of Christian Science. {Resurrection is an idea of Soul because Soul restores, reproduces, nothing is lost in Soul.} The event indicates that the bonds of mortality are to be completely broken.
     “Love is indicated in this meeting of the ‘last enemy.’” (pages 37 and 38)
     In the window the two sisters Mary and Martha (the sisters of Lazarus) are seen near Jesus. Jesus points upward like he does in “Christ Healing.” The man next to Jesus is somewhat like the man in “Christ Healing.” He seems flabbergasted at the raising of Lazarus. His left foot (a symbol that this man’s mental realm resides in the sea) is on the ground, however, because it is two steps below Jesus’ feet (Jesus stands in the Third Degree) the man’s mental realm is located in the First Degree of the sea. The woman that is kneeling in front of Jesus I feel is Mary. She holds her hands as the woman does in “Christ Healing.” The woman standing next to Jesus I feel is Martha, for she holds a water pot of spiritual teachings. She is even dressed like the woman in the Jesus and the Samaritan Woman Window. A third woman that I feel represents Mary Baker Eddy’s Womanhood is on top of the sepulcher looking down at Lazarus. She represents Womanhood, the “highest idea,” for her head is a portion higher than Jesus’ head.

A Little Child Shall Lead Them

     “The text of Isaiah 11:6 is cited beneath this window which presents an idyllic scene of predators and quarry existing together in peace. A {man}child has his {left} arm around the neck of a lion. {Might not this lion be the representation of Judah, the Lamb/Lion of God that sits upon the thrown in Revelation 5? Mary Baker Eddy also says that the lion is a symbol for moral courage. There is also a lion beside the pond in the second illustration of “The Way.”  Upon the manchild’s right shoulder (a symbol of divine government) is a clump of Concord grapes from the Christ vine. This points us to Mary Baker Eddy, for her First Church of Concord was a Branch Church. She also lived in Concord, at Pleasant View, for many years. This manchild is her manchild.} A lamb is laying with a wolf, a kid with a leopard. Referring to the experience of Daniel in the lions’ den, the textbook (p. 514) states, ‘Understanding the control which Love held over all, Daniel felt safe in the lions’ den, and Paul proved the viper to be harmless. All of God’s creatures, moving in the harmony of Science, are harmless, useful, indestructible. A realization of this grand verity was a source of strength to the ancient worthies. It supports Christian healing, and enables its possessor to emulate the example of Jesus.’ Those ‘ancient worthies’ were individuals who saw the advanced paradigm and felt compelled to act upon it.
     “The calm and safety exhibited in the picture is the effect of accepting the woman at the well and the angel offering the book. The animal instinct of mortality is made harmless against the advanced paradigm by that very paradigm – Science! {Cox does not say what we need to accept about the woman at the well! It must be that she represents Mary Baker Eddy, the second coming of Christ, who is God’s divine messenger, the one with “a little open book.”}
     “This window sums up the effect of Christian Science arriving at the ideal state through the action of the seven synonymous terms – the complete annihilation of the animal instinct in mortals. This phase completed, we can now go up to the dimension, or level of absolute Christian Science.



Saint John on Patmos

Saint John on Patmos

“JOHN ON THE ISLAND OF PATMOS {is above the first and second Mary windows}
     “The reference referred to beneath this window reads, ‘I, John, who am also your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom of the patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle called Patmos, for the Word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.’ He was in a state of preparedness for reception of the revelation which he wrote and which he now denominated the Book of Revelation. His banishment by the authorities at Jerusalem to the lonely island in the eastern Mediterranean, far from friends and companions, intended, no doubt, to silence his voice and remove his influence as a Scientist, provided the opportunity for him to ponder quietly those things he had learned as a close and loved student of the Master. What he learned from his contemplation he preserved in writing, giving the second most important book of the Bible to posterity. {I assume that he considers Genesis to be the most important book of the Bible.}
     “His writing is filled with the symbolism of the seven and the four. There are seven messages to the seven churches. In the messages there are references to the seven golden candlesticks, seven stars {which symbolize the seven angels of the seven churches}, seven angels, the ‘seven Spirits of God.’ In the seven visions one reads of seven lamps, seven seals, seven horns, seven eyes, seven thunders, and the seven last plagues. In reference to the operative factor there are four beasts {I feel like this should read four living creatures, not beasts}, four angels, four corners of the earth, four winds. {There are also the four horsemen that the four living creatures of the divine calculus nullify.} The New Jerusalem coming down from heaven is of four equal sides. This city was shown John by one of the seven angels. The outcome of the operation of the seven and the four is symbolized by the ‘twelve’ indicating demonstration. The twelve tribes yielding to the ‘activities of the divine Principle of man in the harmony of divine Science’ as indicated in “The Apocalypse” chapter of the textbook (p. 562) put an end to evil. This is the significance of the Book of Revelation. …” (pages 38-40)
     It is of importance to understand that God gave the Word to the Christ that is Jesus. In turn, Jesus gave God’s revelation to an angel with the face of a man – Christianity. And this angel finally gave John, the dove of Science, this Revelation. So, from the very beginning of Revelation’s chapter 1 the divine calculus is presented to us. Revelation means: “to reveal, to uncover.” What is it that is to be revealed in this last book of the Bible? It is the revealing of God’s Science and that the main focal point of the book, which is the fourth vision (the capstone vision), is that of the woman God-crowned. What is uncovered or unmasked? Well, when the truth about the woman is revealed then the anti-Christ pops up as the red dragon of animal magnetism – a.k.a., ecclesiastical despotism. It is of even further importance that the red dragon (also personal sense) wages his war upon the woman God-crowned by making her followers turn away from her because they have been tricked into thinking that if they do recognize her place in Bible prophecy, or if they admit that she is the second coming of Christ, then they are idolizing her. Idolization comes from the face of personal sense only, it is animal magnetism, and it is what Mary Baker Eddy unmasked in the fifth chapter. Yet, according to Biblical Christians, it is okay to idolize Jesus Christ. But it really is not okay to idolize Jesus Christ. It was the fact that the Roman Catholic Church made it okay to idolize the persona of Jesus Christ that the Dark Ages fell upon the earth.  Recognition of Jesus and Mary is not idolization.
     Cox continues, “…It concerns the end of evil through the calculation of spiritual values found in the seven days equating with the seven synonymous terms for God. Had there not been a John on Patmos there would have been no means of knowing how the seven elements are used in spiritual calculation. It was John who provided the symbols of operation in the City Foursquare. {That John was the first one to point this all out is not true. Ezekiel came before John. John utilized the same symbols that Ezekiel used in his writings.  The major difference with John is the fact that he devotes the fourth capstone vision to the woman God-crowned. And this is why he is placed in high importance in the Grand Gallery of The First Church of Christ Scientist!} Further, there had to be a Mary Baker Eddy to equip these categories with modern scientific terminology bringing them up to date and providing the Science of Being in the terminology of the incipient scientific age of her time {the Sixth Day of Truth}. She indicates how Principle relates to and works with idea and how idea relates to idea in absolute Christian Science. John’s spiritual altitude was his refuge from the hatred of his day. Our spiritual altitude based on the divine system of reference is our modern protection from the barbs of malice.
     “This window awaiting the revelation symbolizes the Word. The Word in absolute Christian Science is symbolized by the chord, Life-Truth-Love indicating the one true force resulting in perfection.” (pages 40 and 41)  Is he is thinking of a musical chord instead of a geometry chord of a circle?  I feel that it must be the geometry chord of a circle, for it is found in the following window. We have a straight line going from the first Major Star outside the Open Book Keystone to the second Major Star outside the Madonna and Child Keystone. The three windows representing Life, Truth, and Love then, as the chord, are Life – the Open Bible Keystone, Truth – the Woman God-crowned Keystone, and Love – the Lord and Lamb Keystone. This chord forms the North Side of the city foursquare.

Window of the Open Book

     “The textbook is at the center {hub; capstone} of this window. It is surrounded by a circle and from its center, from the book, lines radiate outward opening up to symbols of the City Foursquare. {He does not mention the New Jerusalem artichoke – the sunflower petals that surround the seeds of the Textbook.} In John’s vision the book {the Bible} was sealed with seven seals and no one was found worthy to unloose those seals until ‘the lion of the tribe of Judah’ appeared and prevailed. This lion is equated with moral courage in the textbook.  {In the next two sentences he is speaking about Mary Baker Eddy.}  It took moral courage to write that textbook and to defend it. It took moral courage to revise it incessantly until it was stated in a language which would convey the system, a language uncomprehended by unstructured mentality. This window shows primarily two symbols {I beg to differ}. These are the seven-pointed star indicating the ‘seven spirits of God.’ They provide the light which shows the four sides of the City. John provides much schooling in the seven elements before he introduces the City as we saw in the previous window. {What the twelve stared circle represents are the woman’s stars, her crown of divine Science. When we draw the geometric cords from each Major Star we get a square! This square is for the Word, the base of a pyramid, let’s say. While the pyramid’s capstone is the square of Science – the little open book. We can draw two more base squares with eight more chords connecting the eight minor stars together in two more squares. The second square is for the Christ and the third square is for Christianity. This is the city foursquare, or the city that contains four squares within the circular stared crown itself.  Each of the twelve stars is a gate to the city’s outer edge; it is what I refer to as the Stargate.}
     “In The Four Levels of Spiritual Consciousness Dr. Kappeler states of the interpretation appearing in the textbook, ‘The textbook does not interpret “the City of our God” through four equal sides, but through four cardinal points, so the symbol of a square (divine Science {that represents the city foursquare with the X}) gives way to the symbol of a cross {that represents the city of our God with the +} with its four cardinal points.’ {As presented in a Compass Rose.} This gives a sense that it is ‘open to the computation of infinite ideas through the four coordinates. …Of the holy city it is said: “Northward, its gates open to the North Star, the Word, the polar magnet of Revelation {which is symbolized by the first Major Star outside the Open Bible Keystone}; eastward, to the star seen by the Wisemen of the Orient {which is symbolized by the second Major Star outside the Madonna and Child Keystone}, who followed it to the manger of Jesus (the Christ); southward, to the genial tropics, with the Southern Cross in the skies – the Cross of Calvary {which is symbolized by the third Major Star Acrux outside the Cross of Calvary Keystone}, which binds human society into solemn union (Christianity); westward, to {the fourth Major Star, the Moon, outside} the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony {Keystone} ({the author places absolute Christian Science here, but it is incorrect because Mary Baker Eddy writes it specifically as} Christian Science).’   Kappeler further points out that the compass is suggested in this analogy. Like the compass, the City as described above, is open to unlimited computation between its cardinal points, characteristic of absolute Christian Science, ‘the spiritual mathematics.’ Like the previous window of John waiting for the Word in absolute Christian Science, this window symbolizes the {Holy} City which comes down from God out of heaven and therefore represents the Christ in absolute Christian Science. It is this system which provides continual revelation unprohibited by organizational conservatism. No organization is able to keep it pure nor to protect it, nor is outside aid needed. It is its own security.” (pages 41 and 42)
     Okay, this window speaks volumes to me .  It is the Unity Matrix (the circle) that is Networked (chorded or squared). The Window presents the seven synonymous terms with the Stars of the woman’s crowned consciousness (the first twelve chapters of the Textbook) and the four sides of the Textbook of Science itself (chapters 13-16); the divine calculus as the four sides of the divine Science city foursquare (the X) that is found in heaven, harmony; the divine calculus as the four cardinal points of the Christian Science City of Our God (the +) that is found on earth; and the New Jerusalem artichoke of alternations between Christian Science and absolute Christian Science.
     “The Christ in absolute Christian Science provides just what is adapted to meet the need of the age and is symbolized by Truth-Life-Love as a chord. This means that from the whole Truth just exactly that individual form (Life) which is needed for the age, case, or time (Love) is selected and expressed.” (Page 42)
     I would like to add that each Keystone has a message of its own to be understood.



The North Star and its Open Bible

Life – “Prayer”
     Let us first look at the first Major Star (the North Star) that shines its seven-pointed hued light upon the Open Bible Keystone (the Word as the Word). It is open because the little book in the hub of the window is open (now understood). When the matrix of Science is understood then it becomes the key to the Bible and the seven seals (of error that closed the Bible are many minds of animal magnetism, spiritualism, lust and hypocrisy, dogma and ecclesiastic despotism, physiology, scholastic theology, and finally cursing and hatred for the spiritual ideal) are unlocked to reveal the Word of God in all its glory!
     In “Genesis” the first Major Stargate opens up to the talking serpent tempting the woman (not yet erroneously named by Adam man). This means that it is the woman’s mission, as given in Genesis 3 to step upon the serpent’s talking head (consciousness) that tempts man into believing that there is more than one type of life – Spiritual Life. This false temptation is over come by the woman who prefigures the woman God-crowned. The woman God-crowned is the angel with the little open book (for which this Rose Window is named for). In “The Apocalypse” the first Major Stargate opens up to the angel with the little open book. The angel’s two feet (not the book’s two feet) are upon the sea (hidden lust for power) and the earth (hypocrisy covering up the lust for power) found in material organized religions.  It is the angel herself, Mary Baker Eddy, that has her right foot upon the sea and her left foot upon the earth.  It is the instructions placed within her book that allows the nations to read it, digest the Truth, and have dominion over the sea and the earth.  The book itself is a book, it has no conscious awareness at all, it is the tool that generic man utilizes and this gives him dominion as it is depicted in the Sixth Day of Genesis.

Seeking and Finding (colorized by me)

Seeking and Finding (colorized by me)

     Now let us return to Christ and Christmas. Remember that in “Seeking and Finding” the Bible is open, but the Bible is closed in “Christmas Eve” and “Suffer the Children.” From this we understand that it is the woman that unlocks the seven seals with the Key to the Scriptures. It is false types of Christian celebrations (false governments) that close up the Bible, and it is only through reading Science and Health Key to the Scriptures via the childlike consciousness that the Bible can open up to Mary Baker Eddy’s followers and the world.
     I will even take it further and explain that in “Seeking and Finding” Mary Baker Eddy is in a dark dress, she is clothed with a cloud. She is the angel of Revelation 10, for without her the first Stargate cannot open up the Bible’s Scripture.

C&C-The Star     (Notice that the woman’s head to the cloud in the upper right hand corner matches the position of Mary’s head in “Seeking and Finding.”)
     Sharon’s Rose Matrix is the circular matrix pattern I use for the eleven illustrations of Christ and Christmas. Sharon’s Rose Matrix, however, has “The Star of Bethlehem [a.k.a. the Star of Boston]” going with the Open Bible Keystone and the chapter “Prayer.” “If we pray to God as a corporeal person, this will prevent us from relinquishing the human doubts and fears which attend such a belief, and so we cannot grasp the wonders wrought by infinite, incorporeal Love, to whom all things are possible. Because of human ignorance of the divine Principle, Love, the Father of all is represented as a corporeal creator; hence men recognize themselves as merely physical, and are ignorant of man as God’s image or reflection and of man’s eternal incorporeal existence. The world of error is ignorant of the world of Truth—blind to the reality of man’s existence—for the world of sensation is not cognizant of life in Soul, not in body.” (S&H 13:20)

The Day Star and the Madonna and Child

Life – “Atonement and Eucharist”
     The second Major Star (Venus a Daystar) shines its seven-pointed light upon the Madonna and Child Keystone (The Word [the Bride Madonna] as the Christ [the Child]). This window presents our Mother God’s at-one-mental consciousness with our own Christ Being and our communion (communications) with divine Mind. Mary Baker Eddy is the Madonna depicted and her manchild is the “little open book” which enables all mankind to have “Atonement and Eucharist” with Love, our Mother God.
     The second Major Stargate opens up to “Genesis” where the red serpent of error tells Adam and the woman that they shall be as gods. The woman is temporarily fooled by the red dragon thought of animal magnetism. But she soon realizes that the serpent is nothing more than a belief in physicality, a belief that one is born of mortality, in her case of a man’s rib. But she, the woman, is to be given a God-crown mission to complete. This mission progresses throughout the Bible and thereafter fulfilled by the second coming of Christ in the nineteenth century.
     The second Major Stargate opens up to “The Apocalypse” where we find out that this promised mission is with the woman God-crowned. For, she is crowned with the twelve stars of Israel’s twelve nations and she is clothed with the sun (Spirit). She is not naked (clothed in matter) like Adam and the woman believe themselves to be in Genesis.

Christmas Eve - colorized by me

Christmas Eve – colorized by me

     Returning to Christ and Christmas the fourth illustration “Christmas Eve” relates to this Keystone Window. Why? It is because this illustration coincides with “Madonna and Child” on Sharon’s Rose Matrix. The false type of motherhood presented in “Christmas Eve” is unmasked or uncovered by the woman God-crowned.

Acrux and the Southern Cross of Calvary

Life – “Marriage”
     The third Major Star (Acrux) shines its seven-pointed light upon the Cross of Calvary Keystone (the Word as Christianity). The way that the cross is angled in the window forms an ‘X’ cross instead of a small ‘t’ shape. According to Bill O’Reiley’s book The Killing of Jesus the cross that Jesus would have really been crucified upon happened to be like a capitol T. However, the early Christians actually used an X type of cross for their symbol for the Christ. It was not until Constantine took over Christianity that the Christian cross became a small ‘t’ shape. This aside, Calvary “skull” is the hillside where Jesus was crucified. Why would the early Christians use the X symbol instead of the T cross? Hum…could it possibly be because they knew there were to be two comings of Christ, one male ‘^’ and one female ‘v’? Together the blade and the cup form the X. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
     In “Genesis” the third Major Stargate opens up to Adam’s nakedness and hiding from the Lord God Jehovah. Adam’s nakedness (and the woman’s) simply means that they are now mesmerized by the forbidden fruit into believing that they are clothed in matter, that they have material bodies. And because of their nakedness they now are aware of lust, sexual desire, which means nothing but trouble. The lust cranks out (births) trouble as many minds of material personalities.
     In “The Apocalypse” the third Major Stargate opens up to the woman in travail. Mary Baker Eddy tells us that this travail is portentous. This means that the travail has the result of Biblical prophecy being fulfilled. For the woman God-crowned is not clothed in matter as Adam and his wife are. No, she is clothed with the sun (with Spirit)!
     “Marriage” points out that it is best for a man and a woman to be married if they are going to sin (have sex). She points out that the only real reason to have sex is in order to have children. However, by the time we get to the end of the chapter she points out that having children through sex is not what God expects of us. Hopefully, the nations will eventually wake up from the Adam dream (being clothed in matter) and realize that God does not want man to create man through the mortal sex act (a false type of unity) because God (Mind) is the only creator there is. God is the only Life there is. This being said, is not the real cross that any of us bear up the hill of Calvary the fact that we were born into a material body?
     The woman God-crowned gives birth to the spiritual idea spoken of in Genesis 1, not to a corporeal child that takes after the talking serpent of personal sense.

thank thee four
     Sharon’s Rose has the seventh illustration “Suffer [Permit] the Children to Come Unto Me [the Christ]” lining up with the Southern Cross of Calvary Keystone. Rightfully so, it is the child that has been permitted to come unto Jesus Christ and Mary Baker Eddy Christ at the end of the chapter “Marriage” who understands what is stated at the beginning of the chapter: “In the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. — Jesus.”

The Moon and its Golden Shore of Love

Life – “Christian Science versus Spiritualism”
     The fourth Major Star (the moon after the woman has dominion over it with her two feet, the same two feet that belong to the angel of Revelation 10) shines its seven-pointed light upon the Golden Shores of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony Keystone (the Word as Science).[9] Christian Science handles the lies of the material world, the Adam dream. It reverses the false beliefs put forth by spiritualism (the belief that Spirit can reside within matter).
     Another important aspect of the fourth chapter is that death is an illusion. Most religions believe that death is real even though Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” Then comes the red dragon’s response to Truth, “Now we know that thou hast a devil.”
     Spiritualists also believe in the reality of death, because what would they be mediums to if their business was not death? Spiritualistic mediums are the opposite of the Christ medium, which is the Christ Mind.
No mediumship
     “It is a grave mistake to suppose that matter is any part of the reality of intelligent existence, or that Spirit and matter, intelligence and non-intelligence, can commune together. [Remember true communion is found in the second chapter between God and man.] This error Science will destroy. The sensual cannot be made the mouthpiece of the spiritual, nor can the finite become the channel of the infinite. There is no communication between so-called material existence and spiritual life which is not subject to death.” (S&H 74:27-74:2)
     Then over on page 91:25 she gives us five erroneous postulates. The first is a belief that “substance, life, and intelligence are something apart from God.
     “The second erroneous postulate is, that man is both mental and material.
     “The third erroneous postulate is, that mind is both evil and good; whereas the real Mind cannot be evil nor the medium of evil, for Mind is God.
     “The fourth erroneous postulate is, that matter is intelligent, and that man has a material body which is part of himself.
     “The fifth erroneous postulate is, that matter holds in itself the issues of life and death—that matter is not only capable of experiencing pleasure and pain, but also capable of imparting these sensations. From the illusion implied in this last postulate arises the decomposition of mortal bodies in what is termed death.
     “Mind is not an entity within the cranium with the power of sinning now and forever.”
     And finally on page 92:11 she tells us what is behind spiritualism. “In old Scriptural pictures we see a serpent coiled around the tree of knowledge [This is electricity, animal magnetism, by the way a serpent can be seen wrapped around the trunk of the Christmas tree in “Christmas Eve.”] and speaking to Adam and Eve. This represents the serpent in the act of commending to our first parents the knowledge of good and evil, a knowledge gained from matter, or evil, instead of from Spirit. The portrayal is still graphically accurate, for the common conception of mortal man—a burlesque of God’s man—is an outgrowth of human knowledge or sensuality, a mere offshoot of material sense.”
     In “Genesis” the fourth Major Stargate opens up where Adam blames the Lord God Jehovah for his downfall (for loosing Grace). Adam is unwilling to take responsibility for himself being at fault. Adam is unwilling to even admit it to be the serpent’s fault. It is much easier for the religious minded consciousness to blame God for his error, it is much easier for the male dogs of religion to blame the woman for his downfall.
     In “The Apocalypse” the fourth Major Stargate opens up to the section where the red dragon (religious mindedness and anti-Christ) is before the woman as her midwife (spiritualist medium). The old paradigm (religion, astrology, etc.) plans to harm the manchild (Christian Science) because error knows that its life is short when man spiritually understands the tricks of animal magnetism.

C&C-C.S. TvE (B)
     Sharon’s Rose has “Truth versus Error” (we could just as easily call it “Christian Science versus Spiritualism”) in the same slice of pie as the Golden Shores of Love Keystone. The true Christ medium to our age, and to Christ Scientists, is Mary Baker Eddy, the woman that had her feet upon the moon. After her 1866 healing she no longer suffered from the monthly blood cycles of the moon. Also during that same month of February, even though one had been predicted and was expected, there was no full moon.

The Woman God-crown Keystone

Grand Mother's clock

Grand Mother’s clock

Truth – “Animal Magnetism Unmasked”
     The Woman God-crowned Keystone (the Christ as the Word) is next with its position on the clock as seen in “Seeking and Finding.” The time on the Grandmother clock reads 12:05. It is in Revelation 12:1-5 that we read of the woman God-crowned. It is this woman, Mary Baker Eddy, who unmasks animal magnetism, personal sense. Animal magnetism is not real because God (Mind) did not create it. However, because mankind believes that he is born into matter he seems to be mesmerized and seems to become subject to the false science called astrology (For more on this topic read my two part post “Animal Magnetism’s Roots to Astrology.”)
     The first minor Stargate opens up to “Genesis” where there is enmity between the woman and the serpent. The war that the serpent wages against Womanhood continues throughout the Bible. It is through Womanhood’s spiritual consciousness that the spiritual seed is given birth to. By the time we reach the end of the Bible, Revelation, the serpent has turned into the red dragon, still trying to drown (kill) the woman God-crowned via its nasty tricks of animal magnetism.
     The first Minor Stargate opens up to “The Apocalypse” where the red dragon seeks to devour the woman’s child. Her child, the book, is what the red dragon (animal magnetism) tried to devour. But it is caught up to heaven, harmony, and is safe.

Christ Healing - colorized by me

Christ Healing – colorized by me

     On Sharon’s Rose we have the second illustration “Christ Healing” from Christ and Christmas. The man standing in the shadows, the one objecting to the Christ healing that it taking place, is animal magnetism, the devil himself (as he has horns upon his head). Two men told Mary Patterson that she must accept that she was going to die. These two men were the doctor and the minister (or priest). These are two types of male energy that reside within the red dragon of material organized beliefs.
     Because Mary Baker Eddy used her two feet of dominion to step upon the talking serpent’s head she was able to provide us with “Science, Theology, Medicine.”

The Oil Lamp Keystone

Truth – “Science, Theology, Medicine”
The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. — Jesus. (Infuses added.)
     The next minor seven-pointed star shines its light upon the Oil Lamp Keystone (the Christ as the Christ). If we think about the parable about the ten virgins we think about an oil lamp. Who is the bridegroom, spoken of by Jesus, if not the masculine representative of the Christ? And who is the bride (although she is not ever really spoken of in today’s parable, probably do to the fact that the men who published the Bible did not like the bride, or else they did not understand her importance) if not the feminine representative of the Christ? There were five wise virgins and five unwise virgins (Could these be the five erroneous postulates?). The unwise virgins did not bring enough oil with them to last through the night. So while they went to purchase more oil the bridegroom came to bring the virgins (those of pure, spiritual, consciousness) into the wedding chamber.
     The following definitions are five wise virgins. “Oil. Consecration; charity; gentleness; prayer; heavenly inspiration.” (S&H 592:25)
     There is a Grecian oil lamp in Mother’s Room that is supposed to be lit at all times (whether this is done I cannot say). However, according to the story, the vestal virgin was a woman that was consecrated to the Roman goddess Vesta. And in her service to Vesta she kept watch over the sacred fire kept perpetually burning on Vesta’s altar. Symbolically, today anyone who is a wise virgin, the one that serves God’s chosen God-crowned woman, is keeping the lamp’s (the second witness’) flame going. This flame is symbolic of intelligence.
     The Stargate opens up the “Genesis” section where the woman is cursed to bring forth in sorrow (travail). This is called a “curse” but it is really the woman’s mission being given to her. The Stargate opens up “The Apocalypse” section where the woman brings forth her manchild in travail (torture). This makes it clear that the woman in Genesis 3 is not really cursed but given a God-crown mission to fulfill. For it is through her virgin mental consciousness (her oil) that Science is born doing away with false scholastic theology and all needs for materia medica.

Christmas Morn

Christmas Morn

     The Sharon’s Rose Petal of Christ and Christmas is “Christmas Morn.” Mary Baker Eddy, being the Christ as Christ angel of “a little open book” tells us under the subheading of Christian Science discovered, “In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science or divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science. God had been graciously preparing me during many years for the reception of this final revelation of the absolute divine Principle of scientific mental healing.” (S&H 107:1; infuses added)
     She continues under the title Mission of Christian Science [Mission of the angel of Revelation 10]: “This apodictical Principle points to the revelation of Immanuel, ‘God with us,’ — the sovereign ever-presence, delivering the children of men from every ill ‘that flesh is heir to.’ Through Christian Science, religion and medicine [the two types of mental thought depicted by the man of objection is “Christ Healing”] are inspired with a diviner nature and essence; fresh pinions are given to faith and understanding, and thoughts acquaint themselves intelligently with God.” (S&H 107:7)

The Pomegranates Keystone

Truth – “Physiology”
     The next minor seven-pointed star shines its light upon the Pomegranates Keystone (the Christ as Christianity). It is believed that pomegranates are the fruit from the tree of knowledge. But in reality pomegranates are symbolic for the woman God-crowned who gave us the fruit from the tree of life.
     The Stargate opens up the “Genesis” section where Adam is cursed to till the ground. It is because Adam now believes himself to have a physical body that he is cursed to till the ground in order to live (eat food). In the physical mental realm food can be either good for you or bad for you, just like the fruit from the tree of good and evil. “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? — Jesus.” There is only one type of fruit that provides eternal life and that fruit is from the tree of life with its twelve manner of fruit (twelve Stars).  Jesus’ words are the opposite of Adam’s actions after he ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
     The Stargate opens up “The Apocalypse” section where the woman God-crowned flees into the wilderness. “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) She flees to safety because the red dragon is in pursuit. It is after her (Christ Mary) because she is supplying the twelve manners of fruit to Christianity (the twelve nations) via the first twelve chapters of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

Treating the Sick
     Sharon’s Rose Petal for this section is “Treating the Sick.”   “Physiology is one of the apples from ‘the tree of knowledge.’ Evil declared that eating this fruit would open man’s eyes and make him as a god. Instead of so doing, it closed the eyes of mortals to man’s God-given dominion over the earth.” (S&H 165:1) Both the man and woman in “Treating the Sick” have closed eyes. Not only that, but the angel’s book is closed! What can save the Adam man from having closed eyes? Is it the mental attitude that Paul had when he said, “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified” (I Cor. ii. 2.)? No, it is the mental attitude that Mary Baker Eddy has when she writes, “Christian Science says: I am determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him glorified.” (S&H 200:27)

The Concord Grapevine Keystone

Truth – “Footsteps of Truth”
     The next minor seven-pointed star shines its light upon the Concord Grapevine Keystone (the Christ as Science). The Concord Branch Church is Mary Baker Eddy’s gift. It is a symbol of the city foursquare and was built upon the foundation of home, heaven. She has her own Christ vine of Concord Grapes, the Christian Science Field.
     “Grafting holiness upon unholiness, supposing that sin can be forgiven when it is not forsaken, is as foolish as straining out gnats and swallowing camels.
     “The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God’s will must be universally done.” (S&H 201:20-202:5)
     The Stargate opens up the “Genesis” section when Adam is expelled from the garden (the Christ mass or Christ body) because he might try to graft holiness (by eating from the tree of life) upon his unholiness. The Stargate opens up “The Apocalypse” section where Michael (Truth) and Gabriel (Love) overcome the red dragon (material organization of the Christ mass body).

The Way = Colorized by me

The Way = Colorized by me

     The Sharon’s Rose petal for this chapter and keystone is “The Way.” The ray of Scientific light heads upward with the “Footsteps of Truth.” This chapter ends with the following words:

The cross and crown
     “If you launch your bark upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth, you will encounter storms. Your good will be evil spoken of. This is the cross. Take it up and bear it, for through it you win and wear the crown. Pilgrim on earth, thy home is heaven; stranger, thou art the guest of God.” (S&H 254)

The Lord and Lamb Keystone

Love – “Creation”
     The next seven-pointed Star shines its light on the Lord and Lamb Keystone (Christianity as the Word). It presents the marriage between the Lord that is Mind (the Creator) and the Lamb, the spiritual idea that Mind creates. This is the one and only true Love there is, the only true marriage that can ever exist, the one true Christian Union. Some may think of the Lord in this Keystone as representing Jesus Christ. I am not opposed to this, but if he is a symbol for the Christ Bridegroom of Christianity then the Lamb must be the Word, or the Bride.
     The fifth Minor Stargate opens up to “Genesis” where Eve, the mother of all that is matter, gives birth to Cain (mortal minded man). This is the opposite type of birth from what the woman God-crowned gives when writing as God’s Scribe.
     The fifth Minor Stargate opens up to “The Apocalypse” where the dragon is cast out of heaven. Animal magnetism can never remain within the Christ ideal, for the Christ ideal reflects divine Mind. When we wake up from the Adam dream and spiritually understand there is only one Mind – divine Mind – then we have cast out the red dragon from conscious thought.

Seeking and Finding - colorized by me

Seeking and Finding – colorized by me

     Sharon’s Rose Petal for this slice of pie is “Seeking and Finding.” Mary Baker Glover understood the command for First Day of Mind, “Let there be light.” We can see that this light from the seven-pointed star shines down upon her and her open Bible. Because of this she became the Mother of All-in-all Scribe of the Word of God.
     “Eternal Truth is changing the universe. As mortals drop off their mental swaddling-clothes, thought expands into expression. ‘Let there be light,’ is the perpetual demand of Truth and Love, changing chaos into order and discord into the music of the spheres. The mythical human theories of creation, anciently classified as the higher criticism, sprang from cultured scholars in Rome and in Greece, but they afforded no foundation for accurate views of creation by the divine Mind.
     “Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things. That God is corporeal or material, no man should affirm.” (S&H 255:1-15)

Palmleaves of Salvation Keystone

Love – “Science of Being”
     The next seven-pointed Star shines its light on the Palmleaves of Salvation (Christianity as the Christ). The palmleaves are the palm pages found within the little open book. Salvation means “Science and Health”. The Textbook provides man with the Science of Being (God’s Being) and presents man’s true being as God’s image (manhood) and likeness (womanhood) as one being reflecting Being.
     The next Stargate opens up to “Genesis” where Cain (the First Degree) and Abel (the Second Degree) bring sacrifices to the Lord. Because Abel’s sacrifice is of animal magnetism, the sacrifice of material beliefs, then it is a higher offering than Cain’s offering. Cain is basically a vegetable, a “human being having a dull or merely physical existence”.[10] He is content to retain his physical world.
     The next Stargate opens up to “The Apocalypse” section where “now is come salvation [Science and Health], and [spiritual] strength, and the kingdom [the city] of our God [Christian Science], and the power of His Christ.” “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 568:30-569:5)  Is this not what Abel was sacrificing (offering) to God?

Christian Science Healing - colorized by me

Christian Science Healing – colorized by me

     Sharon’s Rose Petal is “Christian Science Healing.” The reason why Mary Baker Eddy is able to raise up the man in the bed is because of her foundation upon Truth. “The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. I therefore plant myself unreservedly on the teachings of Jesus, of his apostles, of the prophets, and on the testimony of the Science of Mind. Other foundations there are none. All other systems—systems based wholly or partly on knowledge gained through the material senses—are reeds shaken by the wind, not houses built on the [Christ] rock.” (S&H 269:21)

Truth’s witness
     “What is termed material sense can report only a mortal temporary sense of things, whereas spiritual sense can bear witness only to Truth. To material sense the unreal is the real until this sense is corrected by Christian Science.” (S&H 298:8)

 The Sheaf of Wheat Keystone

Love – “Some Objections Answered”
     The next seven-pointed Star shines its light on the Sheaf of Wheat Keystone (Christianity as Christianity). Joseph dreamed of his brothers having sheaves that bowed down to him. Joseph was of course the Christ type during the third day of Soul. But not only that, Joseph’s saga takes place in the tone of Science. So Joseph represents Christian Science. Joseph is the typification of the angel with the little open book, for his father, Jacob, gives him the coat of many colors, a coat (of protection) that is presented to female virgins. This many-colored coat is symbolic of the rainbow upon the angel’s head.
     The next Stargate opens up to “Genesis” where God has more respect for Abel’s offering than for Cain’s. This is because Abel is sacrificing the animal magnetism beliefs of occultism (that which is hidden). We go back to “Animal Magnetism Unmasked,” before the second coming of Christ animal magnetism remained hidden. People just did not know what it was nor did they know how to handle it! But the woman came and unmasked it. When error is exposed it is on its way to being destroyed. What we most object to in Christian Science is the fact that we are unwilling to expose error and look at it for what it is – nothing. We find it easier to kill off our humanity than to take up the serpent by the tail and handle it. “And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
     “Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? — Jesus.”
     The Stargate opens up to “The Apocalypse” on this very topic of occultism. “The march of mind and of honest investigation will bring the hour when the people will chain, with fetters of some sort, the growing occultism of this period. The present apathy as to the tendency of certain active yet unseen mental agencies will finally be shocked into another extreme mortal mood—into human indignation; for one extreme follows another.” (S&H 570:1)  What is it that will chain the red dragon? It is in this very chapter that Mary Baker Eddy had to hide her place in Bible prophecy as being the second coming of Christ.  It will be the recognition of her that will free the Children of Israel from the Adam curse to till the ground.

Christian Unity - colorized by me

Christian Unity – colorized by me

     Sharon’s Rose Petal for Christ and Christmas is “Christian Unity”.

Supported by facts
     “In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless. Proof is essential to a due estimate of this subject. Sneers at the application of the word Science to Christianity cannot prevent that from being scientific which is based on divine Principle, demonstrated according to a divine given rule, and subjected to proof. The facts are so absolute and numerous in support of Christian Science, that misrepresentation and denunciation cannot overthrow it. Paul alludes to ‘doubtful disputations.’ The hour has struck when proof and demonstration, instead of opinion and dogma, are summoned to the support of Christianity. ‘making wise the simple.’
Commands of Jesus
     “In the result of some unqualified condemnations of scientific Mind-healing, one may see with sorrow the sad effects on the sick of denying Truth. He that decries this Science does it presumptuously, in the face of Bible history and in defiance of the direct command of Jesus, ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel,’ to which command was added the promise that his students should cast out evils and heal the sick. He bade the seventy disciples, as well as the twelve, heal the sick in any town where they should be hospitably received.
Christianity scientific
     “If Christianity is not scientific, and Science is not of God, then there is no invariable law, and truth becomes an accident. Shall it be denied that a system which works according to the Scriptures has Scriptural authority?”   (S&H 341:11-342”20)

The Big Dipper Keystone

Love – “Christian Science Practice”
     Our final seven-pointed star shines its light upon the Big Dipper Keystone (Christianity as Science). This star constellation always points to the North Star, so it returns us to the first Major Star of the Word as the Word with the Open Bible Keystone. After we reach this twelfth section we are able to enter into the hub of the window for the capstone of Science, but first let us take a look at the two sections that the twelfth Stargate opens up to.
     The final Stargate opens up to “Genesis” when Cain murders Able. Cain (mortal mind) murders Able (Cain’s own humanity). Cain is a murderer of his Christian brother. Cain believes that the Lord God Jehovah (that is called Adam man) is his creator. Adam has become a tribal god. The First Degree depraved Cain is cursed for he grows crops. However, his brother of the Second Degree (evil beliefs disappearing) – Abel – is not cursed, for he is a shepherd, he has dominion over animal magnetism. Cain is jealous of his brother.  Later on the same can be said of Ishmael, who is born of the bond woman, and Isaac, who is born of the free woman and again it repeats in the story of Esau, born with the red hair of Adam (mortal mind), and Jacob “the revelation of Science.”
     Cain sacrifices his crop while Abel sacrifices animal traits of mortality. God prefers the higher sacrifice. In retribution Cain kills the higher idea. Cain represents the anti-Christ found within mortal minded consciousness (the “First Degree: Depravity”). “The erroneous belief that life, substance, and intelligence can be material ruptures the life and brotherhood of man at the very outset.” (S&H 541:16)
     The Stargate opens up to “The Apocalypse” section where the earth swallows up the dragon’s flood. In order to swallow up the flood of erroneous teachings against the woman the earth must actually help the woman. How does the earth help the woman? By “retracting” the lies that the dragon’s mouth has spewed forth concerning Mary Baker Eddy. Swallow means to retract, recant, or take back. To take back the red dragon’s water means that we follow it back to its origin, which must be error, animal magnetism. Therefore, its lies mean absolutely nothing and are unreal.
     So from these two sections we begin to understand that Cain and the red dragon stem from the same erroneous type of thinking. And it is the First Degree mentality that is behind the attempt to kill the God-crowned woman, the one who shows all mankind how to make evil beliefs disappear (in the Second Degree) via spiritual understanding (the Third Degree). Mary Bake Eddy makes this clear at the beginning of this chapter by telling us about the woman that enters into the place of a Pharisee (ecclesiastical despotism), a man named Simon. He objects to Mary being present and anointing the feet of Jesus. She ends the chapter warning us to be on guard, “Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake.” (S&H 442:30)  The History channel ran a program in March 2014 about the Church of Scientology. I heard about this church years ago and I was curious to know if they practiced anything like Christian Science. I read part of the Diatonic book by their founder, a Science Fiction writer. From reading the book I knew it had no ties to Christian Science whatsoever. On the show it was discussed that forms of mental malpractice are used on members while getting the members to fork over huge sums of money! If each person who associated them selves with the cult (and I use the modern day use of the word cult here not the wheel cult meaning) of Scientology were to read Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures they would have no more dealings with the Church of Scientology. Christian Science teaches man how to handle the serpent of animal magnetism, no other philosophies and religions do. Many religions employ the use of animal magnetism and the congregations seem to be oblivious to it.

Seven Flowers
     Sharon’s Rose Petal for this section is of seven flowers and each flower has seven petals on it. The seven perfumed flowers that correspond with the seven-points of light on each Big Dipper star.

     To be continued.

[1] I am not sure what he means by “reflecting pool.” Is he speaking of the round circular pool depicted in some of Gilman’s illustrations of The First Church? Or is he speaking of the long rectangular wading pool that now exists? This one looks like a river going no where.

[2] Cox did not italicize the three degrees. I do so because that is how they are written in the Textbook.

[3] Who is promised the seed of the woman.

[4] Leah represents Life.

[5] Rachel represents Love.

[6] I would have not used “term” here. I would have used “word” instead.

[7] ditto

[8] From S&H 75:12.

[9] Although it may not have been planed this way, I think of the Sea of Harmony as the Sea of Tranquility – as found on the moon where the eagle (the fourth living creature of the divine calculus) landed in 1969.

[10] Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary