REVELATION – Part 11a

by MJSmith

REVELATION – The Holy City is Open to All

            The final two parts of this series are basically from W. Gordon Brown’s book FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION, pages 353-374.  The last section explains the matrix structure for the sixteenth chapter “The Apocalypse” in how it relates to the sixteen chapters of the Christian Science Textbook – SCIENCE AND HEALTH WITH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Mary Baker Eddy.  When I quote from Brown’s book I will just place, in parentheses, the page number the quote is on.
            “Recorded in the first century of the Christian era – that is, at the beginning of the fifth thousand-year period – Revelation depicts prophetically, through apocalyptic symbols, the advent, in the sixth period, of Christian Science, and its scientifically structured textbook.” (p. 353)
            Which advent is it that Brown is speaking of?  It is the second advent, the second coming of Christ, the appearance of the feminine representative of Christ – Mary Baker Eddy.
            Revelation was not written right after Jesus’ ascension, but it was written during the Fifth Day of Life, the same day of the first coming of Christ as Jesus, the masculine representative of the Christ.  What Brown is saying is that Revelation prophetically tells us about the Sixth Day of Truth, the day for the second coming of Christ.  What Brown does not explain is that the Fifth Day of Life presented the masculine representative of the Christ as Jesus while the Sixth Day of Truth presented the feminine representative of the Christ as Mary Baker Eddy.  Brown, being a student of John W. Doorly, was taught to try and leave personal sense out of their writings.  Yet, we must acknowledge Jesus’ God-crowned mission and Mary Baker Eddy’s God-crowned mission!
            Brown goes on to explain that the BIBLE has a sevenfold scale, or eight appearances of the foursquare matrix and that SCIENCE AND HEALTH presents the eighth appearance of the foursquare matrix.  He compares these appearances (in writing) to “the sounding of the octave” as it is “to the diatonic scale in music.  With the advent of the Christian Science textbook, sequence becomes simultaneity.  Compassing the octave in music invites, at the same time, the playing of the scale’s fourfold chord.” (Ibid)
            In regards to the Unity Matrix, a.k.a. the Stargate or Rose Window Matrix, a chord is a line that passes from one side of a circle to another point on the same circumference.  In the Unity Matrix there are a total of twelve linear chords that form three squares.  These three squares form the squared-cycles for the Word, the Christ, and Christianity.  Even the hub of the wheel (the squared-cycle for Science) has its four chords.

Window of the Open Book City

            To continue on with Brown’s idea, he says that “the individual notes harmonize, and order has developed from sequence to structure.  In terms of our own experience, Life is now, not something for which we have to wait.  As Revelation puts it, ‘the time is at hand.’” (Ibid)
            The final paragraph on page 353 speaks about the eighth note, being the same note, as the first note, only an octave higher.  “Likewise, the idea presented in the Christian Science textbook is the key that unlocks the Bible from the beginning and also fulfills it at the end.  Because Revelation forecasts the mission of Christian Science [the woman God-crowned mission], the Bible is a complete survey in itself of human translation and salvation, spanning the full range of the seven thousand-year periods as the time it apparently takes the idea of God to accomplish this salvation.” (Page 343-354; [My interpolation.])  It is this KEY NOTE (a pun) that unlocks the seven seals spoken about in VISION I of Revelation.  It is also of interest that the seventh tone being Love would be followed with the eighth tone of Mind – thus we have the term Mother Hood being expressed.

SCIENCE and HEALTH with KEY to the SCRIPTURES

            The Christian Science Textbook has the “Preface” chapter and sixteen main chapters.  Then there are two more chapters that follow the main sixteen.  “Glossary” (chapter 17) gives metaphysical meanings to BIBLE terms and was originally the KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES.  Later on chapter 15 “Genesis” and 16 “The Apocalypse” became part of the KEY.  This is important to understand because both chapters present the Unity Matrix with sixteen gates.  “Fruitage” (chapter 18) is a chapter filled (originally) with 84 testimonies of healing hand picked by Mary Baker Eddy.  These healings were important because the testimonies were healings that took place as a direct result from reading the TEXTBOOK only.  Those who were healed did not go to a practitioner for help.  “Fruitage” presents its own matrix structure – as I explained in REVELATION – VISION VII.  Brown says that these last two chapters (17 & 18) “signify the matrix at work in us and as us, bringing spiritual translation and healing.” (p. 354)
            “The first four chapters, from ‘Prayer’ to ‘Christian Science versus Spiritualism,’ accentuate the four tones of the Word [the first squared-cycle]; the second four, from ‘Animal Magnetism Unmasked’ to ‘Footsteps of Truth,’ accentuate the four tones of the Christ [the second squared-cycle]; the third four, from ‘Creation’ to ‘Christian Science Practice,’ accentuate the four tones of Christianity [the third squared-cycle]; the last four, from ‘Teaching Christian Science’ to ‘The Apocalypse,’ accentuate the four tones of Science [the fourth squared-cycle that is found in the hub of the Wheel].” (Ibid; [My interpolations.])

“The Apocalypse”

            The book of Revelation is subject for the sixteenth chapter “The Apocalypse.”  This chapter consists of only three parts of Revelation.  I feel that this is because the first section with the angel of Revelation 10 presents Mary Baker Eddy as Discoverer,

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…the second section with the woman God-crowned presents Mary Baker Eddy as the Founder,

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…and the third section with the Bride-City presents Mary Baker Eddy as the Leader of Christian Science.

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At the end of the chapter is the 23rd Psalm.  Mary Baker Eddy’s interpolations, in the 23rd Psalm, translate Jehovah into love.
            Brown says that the 23rd Psalm “sums up the teaching of the chapter itself.  This implies that in the 23rd Psalm lies the essence of the book of Revelation, and therefore the very essence of Christian Science.” (Ibid)  What this means is that Psalms 23 is the sixteenth gate in “The Apocalypse” chapter.

23rd Psalm
            Divine Love “is the shepherd of mankind, and therefore there is no want.  The resources of the matrix of the motherhood of Love are represented as inexhaustible and everpresent.  Because substance is the substance of idea, not matter, man lives in a universe where everything is infinite.  At the point of development represented in ‘The Apocalypse’ by the 23rd Psalm, humanity has been weighed in God’s balances and is not found wanting.  These balances are the allness of Spirit, on the one hand, and the nothingness of matter, on the other.  Subject and object being one in identity neither is in want of the other.  Manhood and womanhood are one and indivisible.  Manhood does not lack womanhood, and womanhood does not lack manhood.” (Ibid)  Remember how Adam’s womanhood (symbolized by the rib) was taken out of him by a surgical act by the Lord God Jehovah?  But this was just an illusion or lie; a post-hypnotic suggestion by the deep sleep Adam fell into (and he never woke up from the dream).

THE LOVERS

            “In the symbol of music, the sevenfold scale no longer yearns for its eighth note.  The Bible is one with Science and Health, and neither is in need of the other.  Together, the Bible and Science and Health, as we have already cited, stand for the Pastor, or Shepherd, of the universal church of Christ, which is generic man (Mis 322:10).” (Page 354 and 355)  I understand why Christian Scientists do not follow the same English rule that applies to the Bible, in regards to Science and Health (as it is written in this sentence) where neither book is italicized.  They possibly do it because Mary Baker Eddy did it.  But she lived at the time when she dared not to place her Textbook on an equal basis with the Bible (I prefer BIBLE).  Throughout my writings for Revelation I have used capital letters for the main words and smaller capital letters for the small letters for both books (unless they are in quotes), however, the WordPress program depicts them as only capital letters.  So I have decided to use all capital letters for both books.  If these two books actually are married then do they not both deserve the same literary honors?
            What Brown does not mention is that we must begin to wake up to the fact that the Christ is both masculine and feminine and that the first coming, as Jesus, was the masculine representative of the Christ while the second coming, as Mary Baker Eddy, was the feminine representative of the Christ.  Without this realization there cannot be a third coming to each individual man of the Christ as generic man.

REVELATION 10, 12, and 21

            Brown says that the question arises as to why Mary Baker Eddy used only extracts from three portions of Revelation.  I feel that I have sort of explained her reasoning for this.  He then asks why most of “The Apocalypse” is devoted to chapter 12.  I feel that this is because Mary Baker Eddy knew the importance of explaining her place in Bible prophecy to the world (even though she had to hide it).  But it is also a fact that the woman God-crowned is placed in Vision IV, the capstone (main) vision.  But let us see what he says upon the topic.
            “Revelation 12 prophesied the founding of Christian Science [as I said Mary Baker Eddy is Founder] in world consciousness at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries.  The divine idea which underlies the imagery of this particular chapter ushered Christian Science into human consciousness and fulfilled the mission of Mary Baker Eddy.  Clearly, the writing of Science and Health was the pinnacle of Mrs. Eddy’s lifework.  It is essential, therefore, that Revelation 10, in which the angel brings the ‘little book’ from heaven, should be considered in immediate relationship with Revelation 12.” (p. 355; [My interpolation.])  TEMPERANCE is the card that goes with Cancer, Mary Baker Eddy’s sign.  Also, the cups is the symbol used for Science in the Tarot, and water is also the element used for Science.  Is it possible that the waterfall from one cup to another represents the four levels of Science?

TEMPERANCEAngel Rev. 10 Win            The window (above) is on the South (Christianity) side of the Boston Edifice.

            Mary Baker Eddy is the angel (Michael) of Truth who descends from heaven in a cloud, in part this means that she is a divine messenger sent from God, and the book she holds, which is an open book (not sealed like the book spoken of in VISION I), and she is the Discoverer of Christian Science (her own words).  This means that she represents only the left foot of the angel, and that there is a second messenger (Gabriel), that comes after her, who represents the right foot of the angel.  THE STAR is the card for the constellation of Aquarius, the water (Science) bearer.  Aquarius is the only man depicted in today’s Zodiac.  Aquarius, represents the third living creature for Christianity, who has the face of a man, thus, this woman depicts generic man, the third advent of Christ.

THE STAR

            This truth is depicted in her poem book Christ and Christmas with illustrations 9, CHRISTIAN UNITY, and 10, TRUTH versus ERROR.  These two messengers are the two women sentinels that she placed on the cover of the Sentinel.  They are the two united angels seen in illustration 5, CHRISTMAS MORN, of Christ and Christmas.

Sentinel Blind B

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            In Brown’s next paragraph I have to say that he is partially incorrect.  I understand why he writes it the way he does, he has been taken in by the red dragon’s bag of tricks.  He says, “Just as the personality of Jesus yields to Christ, so that of Mary Baker Eddy yields to Christian Science, the universal Christ-body, the true idea of man.  The God-crowned woman in Revelation 12 does not refer to Mary Baker Eddy personally but, as the text itself says, to ‘generic man’ (S&H 561:22).”  Let us take a look at the Text quickly to see what Mary Baker Eddy tells us about the woman God-crowned.
            “The woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes [represents or re-presents] generic man, the spiritual idea of God [who first was represented as Jesus Christ]; she illustrates the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine idea.”[1]  Mary Baker Eddy understood her place in Bible prophecy, that she is the woman God-crowned because she is “the spiritual idea of God.”  Thus, she, herself, illustrates the coincidence of God (Principle) and man (a woman) as the divine Principle (God) and divine idea (Mary Baker Eddy).  Her first sentence could have been written, but she had to hide the Truth, as follows: “I am the woman God-crowned, who in The Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God.”  Notice there is no mention of Jesus in her definition of the “Lamb of God.  The spiritual idea of Love [God]; self-immolation; innocence and purity; sacrifice.”[2]
            Brown’s paragraph continues:  “Man in the universally generic sense, as the spiritual identity of mankind, gives birth to a ‘man child,’ and is thus the mother of Christian Science.  No one knew this at the time but Mary Baker Eddy, hence her individuality uniquely reflected and showed forth this motherhood.  But generic man is not only the mother of Christian Science, he is its leader as well.  Hence the statement made by Mrs. Eddy in 1901 that her successor as leader of the Christian Science movement would be ‘man the generic term for mankind’ (My 347:5).  Man is self-mothered and self-led when he is mothered and led by his divine Principle, Love.” (Ibid)
            When I read this alarms go off in my head!  I understand what he is getting at, however, Mary Baker Eddy is our Forever Leader.  She told us to follow her only so far as she followed the Christ.  If she said this, then is she not telling us that she is our Leader?  Was there anything wrong in Jesus telling his disciples that he is their Shepherd?  Surely, he meant that Christ Jesus (not Jesus a man) is the Shepherd.  And Mary Baker Eddy meant that so long as she allowed the Christ to lead her then she is the Leader of all Christian Scientists!  She has spoken of her spiritual footsteps.  Are we not to investigate her spiritual footsteps and follow her spiritual footsteps of Truth?  Are we not to follow the Stranger she depicted in her allegory in Prose Works – Miscellaneous Writings pages 323-328 and depicted in the first illustration of TRUTH verses ERROR?

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            Brown also gets the 1901 successor message incorrect.  “I did say that a man would be my future successor.  By this I did not mean any man to-day on earth.
            “Science and Health makes it plain to all Christian Scientists that the manhood [Christ Jesus] and womanhood [Mary Baker Eddy] of God have already been revealed in a degree [the Second Degree] through Christ Jesus and Christian Science [me, Mary Baker Eddy], His two witnesses [spoken of in Revelation 11].  What remains to lead on the centuries and reveal [uncover] my successor [my follower], is man in the image and likeness of the Father-Mother God [the man of the Sixth Day of Truth spoken of in Genesis 1:26], man the generic term for mankind.”[3]
            Let us first analyze the first paragraph.  By “a man” she did not restrict this man to physical sex, “It follows that man is a generic term.  Masculine, feminine, and neuter genders are human concepts.”[4]  So it is a human concept that believes she was speaking of a physical masculine man in the interview and not speaking about a woman successor.  She then makes it clear that this “man” that can also be a “woman” is not on earth in 1901.  If her successor had been on earth at the time of the interview she would have left out the words to-day and just said she did not mean any man on earth.  But she says:  “to-day,” this means that her successor would arrive (the third coming of Christ arrives) in the 1950s.  Nor was her successor Mr. John W. Doorly, because he was alive on earth in 1901!  What reveals (to make known through divine inspiration; to open up to view [Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary]) her successor (her follower) is a woman who is born during the Sixth Day of Truth, for she is generic man.  Another interesting definition for the word “reveal” is as follows:  “the side of an opening (as for a window [or door]) between a frame and the outer surface of a wall; jamb” (Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary; [My interpolation.])  Does this not mean that Mary Baker Eddy’s successor (follower) is the woman who tells you the Truth about Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy and the woman who opens up Window of the Open Book – the doorway to heaven, or the Stargate Matrix?  Who has opened up the Stargate Matrix?  To my knowledge only Martha Jones-Smith has done this (even though she had help from other spiritually inspired Christian Scientists).  Yet, Martha Jones-Smith tells you this, if you follow the ways of Christian Science as laid down by Mary Baker Eddy’s spiritual footsteps, and not the ways of a material organized church, then you too are the man/woman of Genesis 1, you too are Mary Baker Eddy’s successor (follower).  And in this way only is generic man Mary Baker Eddy’s successor.
            Taking into account the last sentence of the second paragraph, let us read what Mary Baker Eddy writes about this man she spoke of.
Elohistic plurality
            “The eternal Elohim includes the forever universe.  The name Elohim is in the plural, but this plurality of Spirit does not imply more than one God, nor does it imply three persons in one.  It relates to the oneness, the tri-unity of Life, Truth, and Love.  ‘Let them have dominion.’  Man is the family name for all ideas – the sons and daughters of God.  All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power.”[5]
Reflected likeness
            “Your mirrored reflection is your own image or likeness.  If you lift a weight, your reflection does this also.  If you speak, the lips of this likeness move in accord with yours.  Now compare man before the mirror to his divine Principle, God.  Call the mirror divine Science, and call man the reflection.  Then note how true, according to Christian Science, is the reflection to its original.  As the reflection of yourself appears in the mirror, so you, being spiritual, are the reflection of God.  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 [personality] to the facts of Science, we shall see this true likeness and reflection everywhere.
Love imparts beauty
            “God fashions all things, after His own likeness.  Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness, which impart their own peace and permanence.  Love, redolent with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light.  The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, ‘The meek shall inherit the earth.’  The modest arbutus sends her sweet breath to heaven.  The great rock gives shadow and shelter.  The sunlight glints from the church-dome, glances into the prison-cell, glides into the sick-chamber, brightens the flower, beautifies the landscape, blesses the earth.  Man, made in His likeness, possesses and reflects God’s dominion over all the earth.  Man and woman as coexistent and eternal with God forever reflect, in glorified quality, the infinite Father-Mother God.”[6]
            “Christian Science itself [in part] is symbolized by the holy city of Revelation 21.” (p. 355; [My interpolation.])  I say that it is in part because the Holy City is a combination of Christian Science, absolute Christian Science, divine Science, and Science itself.  “This city is the nonsectarian Science of Christian Science, which is being understood today through the system of capitalized, synonymous terms for God that permeate Science and Health.  This Science and system of the seven and the four, together with the different combinations of Life, Truth, and Love, and also the different synonymous terms for Science itself, was necessarily written into the Christian Science textbook during the lifetime of Mrs. Eddy, and therefore during the period represented by Revelation 12.  But it was not discovered and understood until after the founder’s mission was fulfilled, when (ideally) generic man had succeeded to the leadership.” (p. 355)  I disagree with this because Mary Baker Eddy is our Forever Leader.  Just because Mary Baker Eddy has a successor does not mean that her successor is the leader of Christian Scientists.
            “The Christian Scientist John W. Doorly was the first to discern the spiritual and scientific meaning of the synonymous terms for God as they range throughout the textbook.  In due course, his work revealed the matrix-like structure of the book as a whole.  His researches into the God-inspired text thus brought to light the profound scientific meaning of the city foursquare of Revelation 21.  [Actually there were other Christian Scientists that understood these ideas, but Doorly and his students are best known for their work in the field.]
            “Hence the spiritual inseparability of chapters 10, 12, and 21 of Revelation as found in “The Apocalypse” in Science and Health.
            “The discovery of this Science of timeless ideas, hidden in the depths of the textbook, enables us today to continue the development of Christian Science from the point where its founder left it.  We can begin to ‘bridge over with life discerned spiritually’ the fatal interval of organization and time that has claimed to intervene in the historical picture since her passing in 1910 (S&H 598:26, 249:19; [My interpolation.]).
            “Bridging this interval we shall secondly, bridge the much greater interval between today and the happenings of the day of Pentecost, which immediately followed Jesus’ ascension.  Bridging this second interval, we shall thirdly, begin to take up the position of sinless humanhood prior to the supposed Edenic expulsion.  Finally, and fourthly, we shall find ourselves at the point of timeless unity with God, where a primordial intrusion of evil into the kingdom of divine Science, resulting in the myth of rebellious, fallen man, never took place.” (Pages 355 and 356)
            So “The Apocalypse” has Revelation 10 being immediately followed by Revelation 12, and Revelation 12 by Revelation 21, with no “death” intervals between.  “The purpose of this immediacy is to teach the uninterrupted ‘life’ of man.  However, in the book of Revelation itself, chapter 11 intervenes in the one instance, and chapters 13-20 in the other.” (p. 356)
            Revelation 11 is about the second gift and the two witnesses.  These two witnesses are Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy.  They are dead to the world because the world has not understood them!  Most Christians deify the man Jesus as being God while most Christian Scientists deny their Leader as being sent by God, they deny that she is God’s divine messenger to the Sixth Day of Truth!  “The Revelator represents the Son of man as saying (Revelation i. 17, 18):  ‘I am the first and the last:  I am he that liveth, and was dead [not understood]; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, [Science has explained me].’  This is a mystical statement of the eternity of the Christ, and is also a reference to the human sense of Jesus crucified.” (S&H 334:24-30; [Mary Baker Eddy’s interpolations.])
            The same can be said of Mary Baker Eddy, that until she is understood as being chosen by God to discover Christian Science and write it in a little book open then it will be said over and over that she is dead.  When she told us that death is an illusion (See S&H 428:3).  She made this quite clear yet The Mother Church’s board of directors keep saying that she died and is dead!
            Revelation 13-20 has the main subject of the judgment and fall of Babylon.  In the Old Testament Babylon is associated with the Jew’s captivity and apparent death.  “While Science and Health presents the ideal workings of Principle, the Bible illustrates the way in which the Christian Science story has unfolded in human experience.
            “The harlot city, Babylon, is the antithesis of the bride city, New Jerusalem; and the mother of harlots must fall to her doom before the Lamb’s wife can appear.  Ideally, Babylon (death) is eliminated in the course of the founder’s mission, as represented in Revelation 12.  Therefore, in Science and Health, New Jerusalem (life) follows immediately in the wake of this mission.
            “Mary Baker Eddy writes that Revelation 12 ‘typifies the divine method of warfare in Science, and the glorious results of this warfare’ (S&H 568:6).  This confirms the relationship between this chapter and her own mission, for she records elsewhere that ‘from first to last, The Mother Church [the focus of her founding activity] seemed type and shadow of the warfare between the flesh and Spirit’ (Pul 20:14).  Once divine Principle is understood and obeyed, the mother of harlots is no more; Babylon can no longer prevent New Jerusalem from appearing.  A ‘new heaven and a new earth’ result from the work of the God-crowned woman, and there is ‘no more sea.’  Man need not pass through the ‘transitional stage in human experience called death’ any more (S&H 572:23).  In mythology, as we have noted, the sea stands for ‘the mother of all that lives.’” (Pages 356 and 357; [Brown’s interpolations.])
            Does this mean that once The Mother Church in Boston begins to obey the Church Manual estoppel clauses then the original Bride City of Peace will appear?
            We must ask ourselves why Revelation 12 is the divine method of warfare.  Is it not because it depicts the woman God-crowned, God’s spiritual idea, and that the method to fight this war is through the recognition of Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy?  We must not fall for the dragon’s bag of tricks presented in VISION IV.  Mary Baker Eddy writes of these fatal effects where we try to meet error with error.  In recent years Christian Scientists have gone to court to try and fight the board of directors.  This has failed.  Why?  Because those going to court believe that they are to hold onto the material organization of Church, even though the Church Manual estoppel clauses present “The Way” out of material organization!  This is what is meant by meeting error with error.  The first error is the belief that Christian Science cannot survive without the organized Church to promote it in material methods of promotion (material methods of Christian warfare)!  It is also quite possible that the reason why these attempts failed is because the suits were filed in Massachusetts instead of in New Hampshire.  Even if this is the case, what good does it do to have other Christian Scientists running a material organized church if all Christian Scientists are meant to give up material organized church?
            Brown writes, “This order of Revelation 12 leading to Revelation 13 and beyond, is the same as ‘the order used in Genesis.  In Genesis, first the true method of creation is set forth and then the false.  Here, also, the Revelator first exhibits the true warfare and then the false’ (S&H 568:8).  The true method of creation is presented by the seven days of creation, the false method by the myth of Adam [material organization] and Eve [a Mother Church].
            “The warfare in Science which renders Babylon obsolete is waged in Revelation 12 against the great red dragon. This dragon (so we learn from the text) is the final version of the talking serpent which deceived Adam and Eve.  Hence the parallel between the true and false methods of warfare and the true and false methods of creation.” (Page 357)  I would also like to point out that the floodwaters coming from the red dragon’s mouth is false propaganda being spoken and written about Mary Baker Eddy and her Revelation – Christian Science.
            Now, we must ask, “What was the serpent’s deception in the Garden of Eden?”  It got Adam and the woman (not yet misidentified as Eve) to eat the forbidden fruit of knowledge of good and evil.  If they ate they would become as gods (a deception), for God told them that they would surly die (they would no longer see themselves as spiritual being but they would see themselves only as organized matter)!  The male men of The Mother Church could not see themselves as spiritual being, they literally accepted that they were organized matter and this is why they held on to the belief that The Mother Church must remain a material organization!  They saw “Mrs. Eddy” as a little old grey-haired woman who was about to physically die.  They knew the way the Church Manual was written that they could not legally continue to run The Mother Church in the way that they had been doing since 1994.  This frightened them, it made them worry, so they found a way to follow the ways of the red dragon, and they threw the Church Manual down to the Adamic ground (the ways of material law).  They wrote a new Church Manual (unapproved by Mary Baker Eddy), the 89th edition, and took over SMothering control of the independent Branch Churches.  And the Field of workers were too ignorant of the red dragon’s bag of tricks to stop it from happening, for most of them believed in material organized church.  They were asleep in the Adam dream.  And those who wake up are usually excommunicated; some, like me, leave voluntarily.  The Boston board of directors employed a totalitarian system of government in which they, as a single authoritarian party, controlled state-owned (the Branch churches) means of production (demonstration of Science) with the professed aim of establishing a stateless (powerless) society (Field).  And this is communism, no wonder the United States and world governments have become so infiltrated and taken over by socialists (communists)!
            “Jerusalem means ‘city of peace.’  New Jerusalem is a state of spiritual world peace.  But instead, the career of Mary Baker Eddy is followed almost immediately by a prolonged period of world war.
            “Revelation 13, where the fatal effects of trying to meet error with error begin, is the story of two beasts.  The first rises up out of the sea, the second out of the earth.” (p. 357)
            Remember the angel of Revelation 10 has her right foot upon the sea and her left foot upon the earth.  So this angel has dominion over these two beasts belonging to the red dragon (dragging on) of ecclesiastical despotism.  “These are the servants of the great red dragon, and promote the dragon’s purpose to deceive and destroy the world.  But this can take place only if the teachings of Science and Health are not understood {and if Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy is not understood or if it is denied}.  For Science and Health has two ‘feet,’ or ‘foundations’ – a twofold spiritual power which curtails the activities of the beasts.  ‘And he [the angel with the little book] set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth.’  This prevents the beasts from rising up out of the sea and out of the earth.  In its own words, the textbook’s right foot, or dominant power, is ‘upon elementary, latent error’ (sea), while its left foot, or secondary power, is ‘upon visible error and audible sin’ (earth).
            “The understanding of the Christian Science textbook renders inoperable what psycho-analysis calls the unconscious and conscious strata of the human mind.  In the myth of mortal mind, the unconscious stratum determines the conscious, and is the unseen source of all human bondage.” (Ibid; [Brown’s interpolation.]  {My interpolation.})  Human bondage is found in material organization.
            It was in 1908 that Mary Baker Eddy added the following admonition to the Textbook:  “Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake.”[7]  “When it is understood that Science and Health’s dominant power is on the ‘sea,’ and its secondary power on the ‘earth,’ mental malpractice cannot harm humanity either when asleep (the unconscious level of mortal belief) or when awake (the conscious level); for the two beasts of Revelation 13 are thereby prevented from operating.  The concept of sea and earth (where earth is the outcome of sea) is replaced in Revelation 21 by heaven and earth (where there is no more sea).  In this case, earth is the outcome of heaven – conscious human experience is born of the matrix of unfathomable Mind, and not of the mythological cosmic unconscious.” (Pages 357 & 358)
            While this is great on the metaphysical level, we must understand that the symbols of the two beasts represent the outcome of the unconscious and conscious levels of mortal belief, that which is resisting Christian Science and is called the anti-Christ.  The beast that seems to come up from the sea is that which governs the material organization.  What governs The Mother Church today?  It is the illegal 89th edition of the Church Manual.  But how does this beast subconsciously fool Christian Scientists?  Via the word of the red dragon, who speaks like the Word of God but is not voicing the Word of God.  This means that this first beast is what has taken over the Christian Science Publishing Society that pretends do print (voice) the Word of God.  While that which is of the earth, seeming to have power, presents itself as the false successor of Christ (a false Pope or most likely today – a false Mother Church).  For this beast of the earth (of the Field of workers) is like a lamb (pretends to be a spiritual idea) yet it has horns like a goat (a devil).  A lamb is a young sheep and lambs do not have horns!  So this second beast is a false successor.  Who is the false successor of Mary Baker Eddy?  Those who sit in Grand-Mother’s Highchair – five board members who are called directors.  The only real director is the infinite divine calculus with its four living creatures.

OPENING THE SIXTH SEAL

            In VISION I there is the book sealed with seven seals that is unsealed in VISION II.  It is the Lamb that opens up the book of Revelation.  The result is great rejoicing.  “When the seals are loosed, the book reveals life as it really is – a universe of boundless Life, Truth, and Love.  The Lamb performs the work on behalf of the whole human race.” (p. 358)
            As mentioned in VISION IV, Mary Baker Eddy tells us that “the twelfth chapter of Revelation has ‘a special suggestiveness in connection with the nineteenth century,’ and adds:  ‘In the opening of the sixth seal, typical of six thousand years since Adam, the distinctive feature has reference to the present age’ (S&H 559:32).” (Ibid)  This present age was the Sixth Day of Truth during Mary Baker Eddy’s God-crowned mission.  The opening of the sixth seal takes place in Revelation 7 while the woman God-crowned takes place in Revelation 12.  “A book has necessarily to be written in linear or sequential form.  But the overall vision of Revelation, like that of Science and Health, is structural and not linear.  We begin to solve the mystery of Revelation in the measure that we view its manifold images panoramically – that is, in their relationship with one another outside a sense of time.  For example, the sounding of the trumpets does not really follow the opening of the seals as two separate events.  From beginning to end all is one great cosmic happening, relating to the simultaneity of the system of ideas that constitutes Christian Science.
            “Historically, we are told, the opening of the sixth seal corresponds to six thousand years since Adam.  But does this imply that a further thousand years must elapse before the seventh seal is loosed?” (p. 358)
            Brown did not compute when the Seventh Day of Love was to begin.  I have.  If Jesus’ mission took place at the very beginning of the Fifth Day of Life, when the calendar changed from B.C. to A.D., then the Sixth Day of Truth would have begun in the year 996 (because Jesus was born before the calendar change took place).  Add on another thousand years to that and you get 1996.  But this is not Brown’s point, as he continues with:  “Science and Health appears during the sounding of the sixth trumpet in chapters 9 and 10.  But without the ‘little book’ none of the seals can be unloosed, for it alone has the Key that opens them.  Yet the opening of all seven seals takes place in chapters 6, 7 and 8.  Again, all seven seals dissolve, and all seven trumpets sound, before the mission of the god-crowned woman in chapter 12.  Yet, without the mission of the woman none of these happenings really take place.  Again, inasmuch as the pouring of the seven vials, the judgment and fall of Babylon, the final revelation of the New Jerusalem, (which come after chapter 12) are all implicit in the teachings of Science and Health, they pertain to the mission of this same God-crowned woman.  And inasmuch as this mission unfolds, necessarily, under the auspices of the opening of the sixth seal, it is evident that the opening of this particular seal is of paramount significance in the message of Revelation as a whole.” (Pages 358 and 359)
            He goes on to speak about the symbols found in Revelation 1, the seven golden candlesticks, the seven Spirits of God, the key of David, the four beasts, the twenty-four elders, etc. and how they all relate to fundamental concepts found in SCIENCE AND HEALTH and that they therefore relate to the work of Mary Baker Eddy, and therefore, point to the opening of the sixth seal.
            “Remember” Brown says, “it is a resurrected Lamb, typical of the resurrected Jesus, who opens the seven seals, and who sees life panoramically instead of in a time sequence.  Therefore, in Luke’s Gospel, it is not until after the resurrection that Jesus opens his disciples’ understanding that they might understand the Scriptures.  Correspondingly, in our own day, it was only when thought had been liberated from organizational Christian Science that it could unlock the Bible from beginning to end with the Key to the Scriptures which is Science and Health.  John W. Doorly began this work at the time of his excommunication from the church body.” (p. 359)
            To be correct, Jesus spoke to his disciples about his place in Bible prophecy, and this is what he explained to them and what the disciples needed most.  “Then he [Jesus] said unto them [the disciples he was with], O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken [about the first coming of Christ]:  Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?  And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.” (Luke 24:25-27; emphasis added along with [My interpolations.])  So the Scriptures Jesus spoke about was about his place in Bible prophecy not about the system of Science, which is an important distinction to be made.  Could we then not say that it is just as important that we recognize Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy?  And understanding the book of Revelation does just that!
            On other comments in Brown’s paragraph, did not Mary Baker Eddy really end organization on December 3, 1910 because she no longer would be in Boston to give the board of directors her approval or her written signature to sustain the material organized church (as laid down in the Church Manual estoppel clauses)?  Is it even possible that in 1909 Mary Baker Eddy saw a way, and made that way available for one of her students to take, to end the material organization when Augusta Stetson was excommunicated from The First Church of Christ Scientist and also excommunicated from her own Branch Church in New York City?
            So if understanding Jesus’ place in Bible prophecy is a Key to the Scriptures (the unlocking of the seals), then keep this in mind while reading Brown’s next paragraph.  “In the ordered footsteps of Jesus’ lifework, …the period between the resurrection and ascension constituted the sixth stage of his [God-crowned] mission.  This corresponds to the sixth day of creation (in which man has dominion over the earth) and to the sixth thousand-year period (which includes the advent of [the feminine representative of Christ and] Christian Science with its inherent world dominion, which is counterfeited by men trying to enforce one world order – the anti-Christ).  During this sixth (resurrection) stage of Jesus’ experience he took the limits off his disciples’ understanding by unlocking the meaning of the Scriptures [in regards to his place in Bible prophecy].  This sixth major step in his development, together with its equivalent in Christian Science, loosens from world thought the seven binding seals of mortal ignorance and time.” (Ibid; [My interpolations.])  If this is true then it is just as important to understand and accept Mary Baker Eddy’s place in Bible prophecy!  “The twelfth chapter of the Apocalypse, or Revelation of St. John, has a special suggestiveness in connection with the nineteenth century.  In the opening of the sixth seal, typical of six thousand years since Adam, the distinctive feature has reference to the present age.”[8]   Is not Mary Baker Eddy telling her readers that it is important for them to recognize and accept her place in Bible prophecy not only as the angel with the little book open (Revelation 10) but also as the woman God-crowned (Revelation 12)?
            “The Lamb opens this vital sixth seal in Revelation 7.  Four angels stand on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth.  The living spirit of the Word, Christ, Christianity, Science [the divine infinite calculus] is at work in human consciousness.  Another angel ascends from the east having the seal of the living God.  This is the seal of eternity which, in the sepulchre, Jesus set on time (S&H 44:8).  [In the sepulchre Jesus “proved Life to be deathless and Love to be the master of hate.  He met and mastered on the basis of Christian Science, the power of Mind over matter, all the claims of medicine, surgery, and hygiene.”[9]]  It operates as a matrix of spiritual education and molds human consciousness in the likeness of God.  Rooted in the seven timeless days of creation this educational system dissolves the myth of mortality and time represented by the thousand-year periods.” (Pages 359 and 360; [My interpolations.])
            Brown states in his next paragraph that the sealed book is the BIBLE.  It could be the BIBLE if John is seeing a vision of the future with the upcoming BIBLE.  At the time that Revelation was written there was no BIBLE, there were only the Torah and many books that had been written by other men that would eventually compose the New Testament.  I am not going to say that this book, that is sealed, is not the Bible, but it could be that John was only speaking of the book of Revelation itself.  It is even possible that Revelation holds the Key of David itself, and it took the angel messenger of the little book open to discover this Key to the Scriptures.
            Brown writes, “the seals of mortality, which none but the Lamb can loose from the book of life, are the literal, sequential, time sense of the Bible which keep the Bible’s scientific meaning hidden from human sight.  Like the angel with the seal of the living God, the Lamb has in his possession the solution to the problem of being, therefore he can break open the seals, and enable abundant, indestructible Life to flood the consciousness of mankind.  No wonder the scene is of unparalleled cosmic rejoicing!
            “Typical of generic man himself, ‘an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel’ are sealed in their foreheads [conscious thought] with this seal of the living God.  The matrix of spiritual education is set in motion on a world scale.  The servants of God are impressed in their foreheads with their Father’s image, and ignorance, the mark of the beast, the alternative impress, is erased.  Science and Health, based on its system of capitalized, synonymous terms for God, and brought to light during the opening of the sixth seal, is this seal of the living God.” (p. 360; [My interpolation.])
            By the way, the oval Skylight Window in the auditorium, of the Boston Edifice, originally had 144 lights (but the un-enlightened hierarchy has changed this symbol).  This window has a matrix structure to it and in the center hub is the seven-pointed Star of divine Science.

Sunburst Skylight Window

            “The student who heals by teaching and teaches by healing, will graduate under divine honors, which are the only appropriate seals for Christian Science.”[10]
            Once the 144,000 have graduated (are sealed) “‘a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues [stand] before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.’  This is the human race having come out of great tribulation, and having washed its robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
            “Gathered under the wings of the divine Science of man, revealed at the opening of the sixth seal, is everything in Revelation that has led up to this point, and also all that unfolds until the end of the vision.  Let us therefore touch on certain outstanding issues that range throughout Revelation as a whole, bearing constantly in mind their relationship to Christian Science, and to the teachings of Science and Health.” (Ibid; [Interpolation is in Brown’s book.])

OPENING OF THE STARGATE – From Revelation 1 to Revelation 22
            Now, Brown is beginning to bring out the Unity (Stargate) Matrix, even though he does not recognize it.  “The message concerns infinite life, which flows from eternal Life, or Being.  Timeless self-existence is everywhere self-expressed.  Through the seven Spirits which are before Life’s throne, the Life which is, and which was, and which is to come is in timeless communion with its own being.  The end is from the beginning.  Life is the forever circulation of life, without beginning or end, ‘I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending…the first and the last,’ declares the trumpet voice of eternal Life.
            “The message is addressed to the seven churches which are in Asia [dawning Christ consciousness].  The church of Christ is the body of Christ, governed by one head.  Seven Spirits communing with seven churches denotes that the happening is universal.” (Pages 360 and 361; [My interpolation.])  The seven candlesticks (churches) present the matrix pattern for the upcoming seven visions.  What this simply means is that there are seven golden candlesticks, each golden candlestick has seven lights (candles) of its own.  This presents to me the idea of seven mountains (the seven hills counterfeit these seven mountains), or a mountain range.
            “Spiritually, John is us.  The voice behind him is the voice behind us.  We are looking out from infinite life.  When we turn and face the voice, we are looking into infinite Life.  We are looking out from Life and back to Life simultaneously.  Turning, we see seven golden candlesticks.  The voice of Life, or Being, is the voice of Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love, the source of our illumination.  The Son of man stands in the midst of these candlesticks, with seven stars in his hand.  God and man are one.  The Son of man, our (man’s) Son, is therefore the Son of God.  He is the full sevenfold idea of Principle in the midst of the divine order of Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.” (p. 361)
            I found Doorly’s book on Revelation after typing all of this down, thus, I would like to remind you that the Seven Golden (Branch-Church) Candlesticks follow the Christ order for the seven synonymous terms for God while the Seven Star-Angels follow the Word order for the seven synonymous terms for God.
            Is not it possible that this Son of man, who stands in the center hub of the seven golden candlesticks, is not depicted as De Vinci’s Vitruvian Man?  (Which, in my illustration below, resembles the angel of Revelation 10.)

Vitruvian D

            “Science dispels mysticism.  The Son of man, interprets the vision.  Principle explains itself through its idea.  The seven candlesticks are the seven churches themselves [seven Branches] to whom Life’s message is addressed.  The seven stars are the angels, the absolute identities, of these seven churches [or rather, the Scientific chain of Christ Leaders for the Church].  The churches are all humanity.  The sole reality of mankind (the seven churches) is thus Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love (the seven candlesticks).  This is man’s celestial reality which overcomes the mortal sense of man, in order that ignorance shall disappear from consciousness and humanity be saved through spiritual enlightenment.” (p. 361; [My interpolations])
            Brown just gave us the Word order for the Seven Branch-Church Candlesticks when, according to Doorly, he should have given us the Christ order:  Principle, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Spirit, Mind.
            The seven synonymous terms reveals itself to itself through its idea, man.  “In this divine self-reflection man gives birth to the Son of man, which is himself as the Son of God.  Hence the relationship between the seven churches and the seven candlesticks, in the midst of which stands the Son of man.
            “The churches are synonymous in character, like the candlesticks or synonymous terms.  They embody the synonymity of countless individuality which is man.  The symbol ‘seven’ signifies the full and perfect idea of Principle.  The Son of man, linked in the text with the Spirit of God, addresses the angel (the absolute identity) of each church in turn in order to eliminate from consciousness the dual sense of man.  We are witnessing the activity of Science:  Science as divine Science, speaking as absolute Christian Science, and solving the problem of duality at the point of Christian Science.  Each church, understanding what its identity is, overcomes what this is not.” (Ibid)
            From here Brown goes specifically to the sixth church.  This is the church of Philadelphia (Spirit), the “church of brotherly love.”  It corresponds to the sixth seal.  “‘He that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth and no man openeth,’ is the description given the Son of man when he addresses the angel of this particular church.  The key of David is the Key to the Scriptures in Science and Health (S&H 499), and signifies the Lamb-like state of spiritual understanding which unlocks the Bible’s seals.  Because, through brotherly love, it sacrifices the mortal sense of self, the church in Philadelphia is rewarded as follows:  ‘I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God…I will write upon him my new name.’  Mary Baker Eddy predicts the possibility that ‘in the twentieth century [sixth period] … Christ will give to Christianity his new name, and Christendom will be classified as Christian Scientists’ (Pul 22:9).”

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TRUTH [re]versus ERROR

TRUTH [re]versus ERROR

            “The sixth church [depicted in the first illustration for TRUTH versus ERROR] having been given a Key, we read regarding the seventh (Laodicea [depicted in the second illustration for TRUTH versus ERROR]):  ‘Behold. I stand at the door and knock:  if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.  To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.’  The Son of man, being set down in the throne of Principle, man himself necessarily sits in this same throne.  Because in Truth they are one in coincidence, the human enters the presence of the divine simultaneously as the divine enters the presence of the human.” (Pages 361 and 362; [My interpolations.])
            Did not Mary Baker Eddy depict this Christ messenger to the seventh church as being a feminine representative of Christ?  Only the childlike acceptance of the Christ even notices the woman who is knocking on the door!

Wheel of Christian Science

            This door is the Christ consciousness; yet, the door to heaven is the Stargate Matrix.  “The key opens the door of heaven.  Immediately we are ‘in the spirit’ inside.  Principle is enthroned in the centre of its universe [the Textbook], surrounded by all its creation.  Our vision of the heavenly kingdom is a vision of the content of infinite Mind.  ‘Thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created,’ cry four and twenty elders [the New Jerusalem artichoke surrounding the Textbook] to the One who sits on the throne.  This symbolism in Revelation 4 is quickly identifiable with certain basic precepts which we meet with in Science and Health.  The twenty-four seats are the twenty-four questions in ‘Recapitulation,’ the twenty-four elders, who sit in the seats, are the answers to these questions.  Then there are seven lamps of fire, which are the seven Spirits of God.  At the same time, four beasts [the divine infinite calculus] (in company with the four and twenty elders) emerge out of the midst of the throne [they are the outcome of Principle].” (p. 362; [My interpolations.]

Recapitulation
            “The enthroned One holds in his right hand the book sealed with the seven seals.  It is imperative for mankind that these seals be loosed.  The Lamb who alone is worthy to do this likewise comes forth from the midst of the throne.  His seven horns and seven eyes are ‘the seven Spirits of God [therefore the seven lamps of fire, therefore the seven synonymous terms’ sent forth into all the earth.’” (Ibid; [Brown’s interpolation.])
            It came to me a few years ago that the seven seals are seven seals of error, they are the seven skins of Adam (man has seven layers of skin) that were given to him after he ate the forbidden fruit and realized that he was naked (clothed in matter).  “Spiritual evolution alone is worthy of the exercise of divine power.”[11]
            “The entire cosmos acknowledges with rejoicing the worthiness of the resurrected Lamb (spiritual evolution in contrast to material creation) to take the book, use his divine power to open the seals, and thereby redeem the human race.” (Ibid)
            The seven seals are broken, one by one and the seal of eternity is set on time.  The seven days of Genesis 1-2:3, “unfolding the cosmos as it really is, translate the thousand-year periods of human history, and in so doing swallow up time.  Human consciousness undergoes fermentation, upheaval, and change.  ‘Marvels, calamities, and sin will much more abound as truth urges upon mortals its resisted claims, but the awful daring of sin destroys sin, and foreshadows the triumph of truth [spoken of in VISION VI where the Word of God is Established]’ (S&H 223:28; [My interpolation.]).
            “Correlative with the opening of the seven seals, seven angels sound seven trumpets, and judgment is passed on error.  In terms of our human experience, and according to the Christian Science textbook, these soundings are seven successive calls of wisdom ‘in the growth of Christian character.’  Instead of a final day of judgment, the ‘judgment-day of wisdom comes hourly and continually, even the judgment by which mortal man is divested of all material error’ (S&H 291:7-31).” (p. 363)
            Next the angel of Revelation 10 is mentioned, for she appears during the sounding of the sixth trumpet and corresponds with the opening of the sixth seal.  This angel is the divine messenger Mary Baker Eddy with her little book SCIENCE AND HEALTH.  Then Brown brings in the number four with the four horns on God’s altar, the four angels ‘bound in the great river Euphrates’ which are loosed (free), and there will be no more time (the endtime) on behalf of all creation.

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            “The dominant power (right foot) of the book is upon primordial belief in the collective unconscious; its secondary power (left foot) is upon the supposedly conscious outcome of this.  Note how Science and Health is open, whereas the Bible was sealed (closed).  When the little book’s key opens the Bible, the Bible is no longer closed.” (p. 363)
            Mary Baker Eddy is not the girl sitting in the chair foursquare (above) because the girl depicted is her successor who comes in the 1950s.  It is Mary Baker Eddy’s successor who is explaining all of this to you right now; she is the one who is unlocking the BIBLE for you by uncovering (revealing or unlocking) Revelation.

            Before I end this section I would like to add to it a dream Vision.

The Helicopter Dream – June 30, 2016
            My son and I were outside our home standing on the sidewalk near our neighbor’s yard, but still in front of our yard.  I heard a helicopter in the sky, yet it was a very quiet helicopter, not very noisy at all.  I looked up and saw this flying helicopter, it was unlike any I had ever seen before.  It was box like in shape.  In the center was the control center, where the pilot would be located.  There may have been a propeller on this control center I do not really remember.  On the two sides were shapes resembling an air conditioner.  I directed my son to look up as it was flying over us.  It was higher than I wanted it to be because I wanted a pair of binoculars to look at it.  The helicopter was all white as it came from the East heading toward the West.  Then it turned slightly and began to head northward.  It was then it stopped and began to hover.  I cannot explain why but I felt as if the helicopter was a government machine.
            Then the two things on the side (at first I thought they were propellers but they were not) began to rise up and when they stopped a pyramid energy shield formed in the sky around it.  I felt like it might form a Stargate wormhole, but it was then that my husband woke me up.  Not fair, I wanted to see what was going to happen!

Helicopter b

            I immediately made a diagram for the helicopter (seen above), although it is not as detailed as what was in the dream.  I wish you could take photographs of your dreams sometimes!  In making the diagram I realized that the two extending columns are sort of like the two women sentinels on the sky blue cover of the Christian Science Sentinel (the main difference being that what I saw was white and blue and what the Sentinel depicted was black ink on blue paper).  Mary Baker Eddy had these two women placed on her periodical on September 1, 1906, almost 110 years ago (the twelfth issue of Volume IX).  For sure she was thinking of making the change during the summer of that year, as she quoted Longfellow’s poem in the July 28, 1906 Sentinel.  The last part to be used for her upcoming Sentinels.

“A lady with a lamp shall stand
In the great history of our land,
A noble type of good
Heroic womanhood.”

Sentinel Blind

            The cover for the first issues were black ink on white paper, it was not until January 1907 until the two Sentinels had a sky blue cover.  The original Sentinels had closed eyes, their eyes were open with the December 22, 1906 edition (Vol. IX. No. 17.).

Sentinel Open

It was also in this edition that a firm foundation was provided for the two sentinels to stand upon (like in my helicopter design).  The design was slightly different, and the dresses on the women with open eyes were more like the dresses seen being worn by Mary Baker Eddy in CHRISTIAN UNITY and the Stranger in TRUTH versus ERROR (two consecutive Illustrations in Mary Baker Eddy’s poem book Christ and Christmas).  But Jesus’ words are still of importance, “What I say unto you, I say unto all – WATCH.”

Sentinel Cover and C&C

            “By the time of the dedication of The Mother Church Extension [July 10] in the summer of 1906 the Woman [Mary Baker Eddy] had spent forty years in the wilderness, literally, from 1866 to 1906, and the resurrection which Jesus had inaugurated had been proclaimed and heard around the world.  That marked the completion of her wilderness experience and of the resurrection era.  The ascension era was beginning.  Would her disciples be able to see her?
            “In August of 1906 Mrs. Eddy had announced to the closest of her disciples, Augusta Stetson: ‘I have risen.’  She is the Forever Leader to be followed, and she proclaimed this fact to those who have eyes to see, those who would be the ‘watchmen on the walls of Zion.’  Once again she has given us a visual picture.  The resurrective symbol, the Christian Science seal, was removed from her Sentinel and replaced by the ‘Lady with a Lamp,’ the symbol of the Forever Leader.  Is not the message clear that the Way beyond the resurrection into the ascension is to follow the Leader?  There is one more message that would keep the true follower close to his Leader.” (The Forever Leader, by Doris Grekel, p. 326; [My interpolation.])  She asked the Trustees to remove the cross and crown from the new Sentinel cover in August, 1906, and wrote the following to the Board of Directors for the Church Manual:

STATEMENT – To the Christian Science Board of Directors: No student of Christian Science shall occupy a position of trust or confidence in this Cause who does not daily declare the truth at least three times in his prayers for the well-being of his Leader, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, the Rev. Mary Baker G. Eddy.

            Is this demand still met today?  Or do those who “occupy a position of trust or confidence in” the “Cause” of Christian Science fail to “daily declare the truth at least three times” about Mary Baker Eddy because they see Reverend Mary Baker G. Eddy as a dead woman, who is no longer around?
            “Augusta Stetson knew not the cost, but she was ready and willing in 1906 to follow her Leader into the Ascension era.  This is a vital decision and a moment important for Truth.  Are we ready and willing today to make this momentous decision and to heed our Leader’s words?” (Ibid, p. 328)

            “The Christian Scientist who is faithful to this Cause and its Leader will reap rewards spiritual, and blessedness beyond the power of human thought to conceive.  Will you join your Leader in this, refusing sensuality, animality, lust in any of its forms?  Oh, dear ones, I know the cost and I know the joy.  Will you, can you, rise in this moment important for Truth?”

            The helicopter was coming from the East (the Christ) and heading toward the West (Science).  Then it headed toward the North (the Word).  Helicopter means “feathered, wing” while hover means “to hang fluttering in the air or on the wing”.  I feel that the pyramid shape represented the city foursquare and that it means that the two sentinels have risen up and they are to stand up and take their place and be recognized.  The pyramid also represents Jacob’s ladder where the angels (winged ones) ascend and descend, for they are God’s holy messengers.  The fact that the helicopter was white means that it is spiritually pure and based upon Principle.  The sides of the pyramid pointed toward the East and the West (Christ Science).
            I also feel that this dream relates to my Archer Cloud dream because it is on my circular street and in the sky like the Archer Cloud was, except that the Archer Cloud was in the West.  The Archer Cloud also had a triangular shape.  Although Sagittarius is called the Archer (the off-white horseman of Revelation 6) my Archer Cloud’s bow and arrow were invisible.  To me this means that the cloud really symbolized our divine messenger (angel), the white horseman of Revelation 19, who is “true and faithful.”
            The triangular shape resembles the tweezers from another dream where I was the protector of a special man child (who was really a girl).  The fact that my man child (symbolic of my own manhood) is with me and a witness to the helicopter is of importance.

(To be continued.)

 

[1] S&H 561:22-25; [My interpolations.]

[2] S&H 590:9; [My interpolation.]

[3] Miscellany 346:27-347:5; [My interpolations.]

[4] S&H 516:29-31

[5] S&H 515:16

[6] S&H 515:25-516:23; [My interpolation.])

[7] S&H 442:30

[8] S&H 559:31-560:5; infuses added

[9] S&H 44:10-12

[10] Mis 358:4

[11] S&H 135:9

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