REVELATION – Part 7

by MJSmith

REVELATION – VISION V – SOUL reflecting LIFE – Part 7

THE FIFTH BRANCH-CHURCH CANDLESTICK OF SOUL (SARDIS) AND THE STAR-ANGLE (JESUS CHRIST) – CHRISTMAS MORN (Christ and Christmas)

VISION V – SOUL reflecting LIFE (Rev. 15-18)

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FIFTH VISION:  SOUL reflecting LIFE (Chapter 15 – Chapter18).  The pouring of the seven vials of LOVE, and the destruction of the great whore and of the city of Babylon (all carnality is destroyed).

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“Yet wherefore signalize the birth [of the Christ]
            Of him ne’er born [into matter]?
What can rehearse the glorious worth
            Of his high morn?” (Christ and Christmas; [My interpolations.])

            CHRISTMAS MORN depicts two angels side by side.  They are both (I think) feminine, neither one of them has wings nor halos, however, there are flames (like that of a candle flame) upon their heads.  It is possible that these two angels are the two witnesses spoken of in Vision III, yet neither one of them has a beard or even looks like Jesus Christ (depicted in other Illustrations of Christ and Christmas).  I feel that these two angels symbolize the sixth and seventh angels – Michael and Gabriel and not the two witnesses of Revelation 11.  Yet, because of the flames upon their heads they probably represent two Candlestick Churches, one still holding onto its material organization Philadelphia, founded by Mary Baker Eddy the other independent of material organization Laodicea yet dependent upon the “little book” written by Mary Baker Eddy – but in Truth they are the same Church institution, the Textbook (held in Michael’s hand) is the true institution, “the structure of Truth and Love.” (S&H 583:12)

Protecting Introduction:  Revelation 15 – through the reflection and recognition of Life, Truth, Love and Oneness (Song of Moses [the Star-Angle of Soul] and the [Christ] Lamb) the Works of the Christ are established (made manifest).

             Love (the Wrath of God) is poured out in order to annihilate all mortality.  Mortal minded interpreters of this portion of Revelation see the seven plagues as disease plagues, they do not comprehend the Truth behind this Vision.
            “In this protective introduction, as in others studied, we find a great expression of gratitude.  Our old friends, the seven angels of His presence of Vision III (Truth reflecting Soul), are also operating here.  They are prepared to pour out the bowls of the Love of God into materialism.[1]  This pouring is called the plague, for the pouring out of Love is a plague to materialism.  We must always remember that the code allusions ‘wrath of God’ implies the Love of God.  Also recall that these plagues to materialism, bringing about the destruction of materialism, do not affect those who have ‘come forth victorious from the beast,’ (in other words those who have proven spiritual victory).”[2]
            Remember that VISION III is on the same Word level as VISION V is.  “In the third vision you will recall that each declaration of Truth (trumpet blowing) started the self destruction of materialism (earth), hidden erroneous conditions (sea), current poisonous false teachings (counterfeit star Wormwood), and old traditional false teachings (sun, moon, and star worship, etc.  The same pattern follows in Vision V.).”[3]  It is almost as if the seven trumpets of Truth in Vision III are Michael (Mary Baker Eddy) the first angel of CHRISTMAS MORN and the seven bowls of Love in this Vision are Gabriel (Dinah, Martha Jones-Smith, Little Red Riding Hood – Mother Hood as generic man) the second angel of CHRISTMAS MORN.
            Revelation 15:1 – “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”

The Big Dipper Keystone

Verse 1 – “‘seven angels’—the ‘numerals of infinity,’ identified by Soul.”[4]
            The Lion (the Word) of God gives to the seven angels the golden vials (bowls) of the wrath of God.  The Word must be poured into all materialistic teachings.  As a side note:  In August 2016 there aired an episode of Ancient Astronauts.  The topic was U.F.O.s in Russia.  It was reported by Cosmonauts that they (more than one) happened to see, while in orbit around Earth, seven angels outside the ship.  I found it interesting that there were always reported to be seven angels, no more no less.

Verse 1 cont. – “‘the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God’—Mrs. Eddy says, ‘The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love’ (S&H 201:17-18).  The ‘seven last plagues’ signify the ability to analyze, uncover, and annihilate error.  (See also S&H 540:11-16.)”[5]  These plagues are really God’s Love.  To mortal sense God’s Love seems like a plague because God’s Love destroys all error.
            “In verse two we read again of the glassy sea of Vision I.”[6]  John looks and beholds the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven that is open.  This means that the matrix structure to Window of the Open Book has been revealed.  The whole Revelation has been revealed in SCIENCE AND HEALTH – a little book open – found in the center hub of the Window (the glassy sea of 1894).

Window of the Open Book

Window of the Open Book

Verse 2 – “‘a sea of glass mingles with fire’—reflection and purification.  (See also Ret. 94:9-13 and 22:14-17.)
            “As before, ‘the beast’ symbolizes materia medica, ‘his image’ symbolizes sin, ‘his mark’ symbolizes ignorance and ‘the number of his name’ symbolizes personal sense [I spoke of 666 in more detail in Part 6B].  (See also S&H 516:4-8.)”[7]

Verse 3 – “‘the song of Moses’ symbolizes the Commandments (the Word), and ‘the song of the Lamb’ symbolizes the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer (the Christ).”[8]  You can hear a song titled “Song of Moses” on You Tube.

Verse 4 – “‘all nations shall come and worship before thee’—see S&H 55:16-21 and Pan. 13:18-24.”[9]
            John sees the spiritual children of Israel as one reflection in the glassy sea.  These children (Christian Scientists) have victory over bestiality and animal magnetism, power over all false thinking, and they sing the song of gratitude and joy (in verses 3 and 4), the song of Moses (the servant of God) and the song of the Lamb.  This is the song of Life, Truth, and Love.  It recognizes that God is omnipotent; He imparts the right understanding of Truth.  God gives security and He is glorified, for He expresses completeness and wholeness; He commands universal recognition; and He has established the healing works and made them manifest.
            “Moses taught the Law and the basis of communion.  Jesus, the Lamb, taught of Love, Truth and Life.  So this song is a song of Law, communion (or atonement), Love, Truth, and Life and their manifestation in proofs of power, ‘for thy righteous acts have been made manifest’ (v. 4).  So complete is the pouring out of the bowls (vials) of Love that the temple of thought is filled with the glory of God, and no foreign suggestion can find an entering wedge, or an opportunity to slip in.”[10]

Verse 5 – the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven is open.  “When will man pass through the open [Star]gate of Christian Science into the heaven of Soul, into the heritage of the first born among men?  Truth is indeed ‘the way.’” (S&H 535:15-18; [My interpolation.])  The answer must be when woman fulfills her God-crowned mission.  How do I come to this conclusion?  Because Mary Baker Eddy wrote these words, on p. 535, when explaining the woman’s mission given to her in Genesis 3.

Verse 6 – In this Verse the seven angels “came out of the temple, having the seven plagues, clothed in pure and white linen, and having their breasts girded with golden girdles.”
            The book in the hub of the glassy sea has opened up the Revelation with the seven angels (names of God) and the Holy City Matrix.  These seven angels (stars, the same angels that blew the trumpets in VISION III) are clothed in pure and white linen (innocence and moral purity); they express perfection, and are ready for action (girdles) and have the seven plagues to materialism.  The precious stones (Keystones) are symbols of perfection.

Verse 7 – Doorly tells us that “one of the four beasts” is Christianity, thus it would be the face of a man that gives the seven golden vials of wrath to each angel.
            “The destruction of sin is the divine method of pardon.  Divine Life destroys death, Truth destroys error, and Love destroys hate.  Being destroyed, sin needs no other form of forgiveness.  Does not God’s pardon, destroying any one sin, prophesy and involve the final destruction of all sin?” (S&H 339:1-6)   See also Mess ‘01 1:10-14.

Verse 8 – “‘the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God’—spiritual reality seems obscure, to mortal sense, until evil is handled.”[11]
            “Love fills the temple and nothing else is able to enter while Love is being poured out and all materialism is being destroyed through the seven plagues to materialism, for each time a bowl of Love is poured out, it becomes a plague to material thinking, and brings about the complete self-destruction of that type of thinking.”[12]

Verse 8 cont. – “‘no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled’—we inherit the Christ-idea only in proportion as, through Soul, we see the translation of the divine ideal, which is one and infinite, down to the point of infinite individual spiritual ideas operating in a calculus of reality, made manifest in Mind, and also the translation of mortal mind out of itself through analysis, uncovering, and annihilation, by which Soul destroys the tares and gathers the wheat into the barn.  It is essential to see both those translations.  (See also Ret. 94:14-17.)”[13]

SOUL identifies the operation of the “numerals of infinity”

Revelation 16:1 and 2 – Love poured out into materialism (earth) brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague of festering corruption to that type of thinking.

LOVE – the First Vial
John hears “a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.” (Rev. 16:1)
            We are at “the wonderful process symbolized by the pouring of the seven vials, and we have the sequence of Love, Truth, Life, Principle, Soul, Spirit, and Mind. …I found myself years ago handling evil in that order, although I didn’t know why at the time.”[14]

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Verse 1 – “Truth, through her eternal laws, unveils error.  Truth causes sin to betray itself, and sets upon error the mark of the beast.” (S&H 542:7-9)

Verse 2 – “The first vial has the tone of Love, and it is poured on the earth, — on materiality.  It shows fear (the “noisome and grievous sore”) to be the result of ignorance and sin (the sore fell upon those who “had the mark of the beast” and who “worshipped his image”), and points to their destruction.”[15]

“Learn, too, that wisdom’s rod is given
            For faith to kiss, and know;
That greetings glorious from high heaven,
            Whence joys supernal flow,
Come from that Love, divinely near,
            Which chastens pride and earth-born fear.” (Mis 387:20-25)

            “Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients.” (S&H 411:27-28).  “In handling evil, the first thing to handle is fear, because the whole of mortality is fear.  (See also Exo. 14:10; Matt. 17:6; I Sam. 28:20; S&H 586:11-12, 532:26-27, 373:14-15.)”[16]
            The first angel poured out Love on the sore of men who have the mark of the beast, those who worshiped the image of the red dragon (ecclesiastical despotism via a Mother Church the opposite of Mother Hood).  This Love is poured on their materialistic thinking which causes a stirring up and elimination of bestiality and its suggestions, bringing to the surface a completely self-destroying plague of festering corruption to all that is antagonistic to the Truth.
            All that ever is destroyed are materialistic types of thinking (erroneous thoughts).

Revelation 16:3 – Love poured out into hidden erroneous conditions (sea) brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague of annihilation to all phases of resistance, including erroneous phases of commerce and trade (Ships of Vision III).

TRUTH – the Second Vial
Verse 3 – “The second vial, poured on the sea, symbolizes the destruction of error by Truth.”[17]

“And o’er earth’s troubled, angry sea
            I see Christ walk,
And come to me, and tenderly,
            Divinely talk.

“Thus Truth engrounds me on the rock,
            Upon Life’s shore,
‘Gainst which the winds and waves can shock,
            Oh, nevermore!”  (Mis 397:5-12)

Verse 3 cont. – “‘a dead man’—Truth shows ‘earth’s troubled, angry sea’ to be a deadened sense of manhood.
            “See also S&H 569:6-11.”[18]
            The second angel poured out his vial upon the sea (hidden erroneous conditions) of materialistic being (thoughts), and it becomes like the blood of a dead man: and every living soul (material persona) died in the sea.  “As the second angel pours out his bowl of Love into hidden erroneous conditions (sea), it causes the complete self-destruction of every type of thinking associated with those erroneous concepts, including erroneous concepts of commerce and trade (the ships of Vision III, being one of the ‘things that were in the sea’).”[19]

THE STAR

            Even though ships represent commerce and trade they also are symbols of the Church.  If the material organized church bows down to material commerce and trade in order to make money, instead of spiritually demonstrating this money through the recognition that Spirit is the source of supply, then the Church will break up upon the waves of the storm.

Revelation 16:4-7 – Love poured out into current false teachings (Wormwood of Vision III) brings to the surface a just and righteous, corrective, completely self-destroying plague to those teachings.

LIFE – the Third Vial
Verse 4 – “The third vial, poured on the rivers and fountains, illustrates how Life destroys all the channels of mortality.  Mortality is suicide.”[20]
            “When the belief in material origin, mortal mind, sensual conception, dissolves through self-imposed suffering, and its substances are found substanceless, — then its miscalled life ends in death, and death itself is swallowed up in Life, — spiritual Life, whose myriad forms are neither material nor mortal.” (Mis 361:3-8)
            See also S&H 552:13-17 and Ret 59:5-8.

Verse 4 cont. – “‘rivers’—channels of mortality.  (See Isa. 17:13; Mark 5:29; S&H 376:10-16.)  The Psalmist says, ‘For with thee is the fountain of life.’  (See also Rev. 21:6; Mis. 19:11-17; Pul. 3:20-25.)”[21]
            The third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers of and fountains of waters – the Wormwood’s false teachings about Jesus Christ and the woman God-crowned.  For these false teachings become blood, they are not the true source of Life.  These false teachings are the opposite of Soul; they are based upon personal sense testimony, and try to get man to idolize Jesus as being God and to deny Mary Baker Eddy’s place because the red dragon tells man that to recognize her place is idolatry.  In the first instance it is okay to idolize persona and in the later it is not okay to idolize persona!  Well, it is never right to idolize persona, no matter who it is, but recognition of God’s two witnesses is most important.

Verse 5 – “judged”— “For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever; but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.” (Psalms 37:28)
            “Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein:  I am the Lord your God.  Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments:  which if a man do, he shall live in them:  I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 18:4, 5)
            The third angel of the waters says, “Thou art righteous O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.”  God’s thoughts brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague to current false teachings including charlatanism, fraud, disobedience to, and contempt for, God and his chosen.
            Malice and envy, which caused the persecution of the saints and prophets, are also completely self-destroyed.
            And John hears another out of the altar say, “Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.”

Revelation 16:8-9 – Love poured out into traditional false teachings (systems of the sun, moon, and star worship, astrology, etc.) uncovers a completely self-destroying, scorching plague of torment, malpractice and self-will.

PRINCIPLE – the Fourth Vial
Verses 8 & 9 – “The fourth vial, poured on the sun, symbolizes the destruction of false systems by Principle.  Here the sun is used as a symbol of false systems and of personal sense.  It is personal sense which blasphemes God, and which scorches with hate and condemnation; it refuses to give Principle the glory.  (See also S&H 329:21-31; My. 151:23-3.)”[22]
            And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.  Principle is poured into “traditional false teachings, such systems as sun, moon, and star worship, which uncovered a completely self-destroying, scorching plague of torment, malpractice, and self-will.  Mankind was tormented by these scorching plagues because of its own evil thinking.”[23]  The word “influence” is rooted to astrology, the belief that heavenly bodies (sun, moon, planets, stars) influenced man physically and mentally.  Even the word “influenza” is rooted to the belief that the stars influence man and cause him to be sick or ill.
            They blasphemed God and this self-will resisted correct thinking (spiritual thought) and refused to recognize the True influence being not the sun but the Son of God – Jesus Christ, not the moon but the woman God-crowned who has dominion over the moon, and not the stars but the twelve stars (twelve nations being the Children of Israel) of the woman’s crown.
            Hoyt writes on this section with the bowl being poured out onto the sun:  “Either it is a reference to sun worship alone (projected mental suggestion) as being the most subtle and deep rooted of all traditional false teachings, or it is a reference to sun and moon and star worship [astrology, the false “Stargate-wheel”] in toto [total?], as in the fourth section of Vision III.  Whether the allusion is all-inclusive or not, it is evident that Love poured out into all traditional types of false teachings, associated with projected mental suggestion, etc., brings complete self-destruction of those insidious types of thought commonly known as mesmerism, hypnotism, black magic, esoteric magic, [animal magnetism,] etc.  In the process of the self destruction of this type of thinking, scorching plagues of torment and malpractice appear to be evident, as well as self will, refusing to change and resistant to the bitter end.” [24]
            It is quite clear to anyone familiar with the Word order for the seven synonymous terms that the Fourth Day of Principle coincides with what is being brought out in this fourth section of VISION V.

Revelation 16:10-11 – Love poured out into human will power (seat of the beast) brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague, expressing itself through torment, malpractice (blasphemy) and self-will.

SOUL – the Fifth Vial
Versus 10 & 11 – “The fifth vial, poured on the seat of the beast, indicates the destruction by Soul of the false rule of sense.”[25]  One example of this is the fact that the High Priests use to sit in Moses’ High Seat.  Today the Board of Directors make claim to the High Seat of Mary Baker Eddy.  Of course, our own mortal brain claims to be the seat of power over the material body – again a material organization.
            “The way of error is awful to contemplate.  The illusion of sin is without hope or God.  If man’s spiritual gravitation and attraction to one Father, in whom we ‘live, and move, and have our being,’ should be lost, and if man should be governed by corporeality instead of divine Principle, by body instead of by Soul, man would be annihilated.” (S&H 536:10-16)  (See also Mis 237:1-13.)

THE HIEROPHANT
            “The ‘seat of the beast’ symbolizes the opposite of the rule of Soul.  Soul is sinless and painless.”[26]
            The “fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat [of domination via ecclesiastical despotism] of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they knawed [wear out] their tongues for pain, and blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.” [My interpolations.]  This vial is poured into human will-power (the seat of the beast as a false successor), malpractice (breaking the By-Laws), which brings to the surface a self-destroying plague.  But they do not repent and they resist Love, “thus inducing the completely self-destroying plague to that type of thinking.”[27]

Revelation 16:12-14 – Love poured out into traditional phases of resistance to the Christ (kings of the East – beast, prophet, dragon) brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague of devilish suggestions, unclean perversions of Truth (frogs), claiming power to rouse and gather the leaders of the world together for combat and confusion.

SPIRIT – the Sixth Vial
Verse 12 – “‘The sixth vial, poured on the river Euphrates, illustrates how Spirit destroys the insidious beliefs of the flesh.”[28]  This sixth angel (Mary Baker Eddy) pours the vial into the great river Euphrates, which in this particular Verse “is a symbol of the so-called calculus of unreality, the opposite of Spirit.  (See also S&H 322:15-17.)[29]
            The sixth angel (Michael) poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates (divine Science’s opposite is physical science – or traditional phases of resistance to the Truth).  This again correlates with VISION III in regards to the Euphrates River.  “This brings to the surface a self-destroying plague of perversions of Truth [frogs].  Letting the wall of protection, the river Euphrates,”[30] dry up makes it easier for the three kings of the east to come forth, while thinking that they can destroy Revelation in any manner they desire.
            What do the four rivers of Eden symbolize in Christian Science?  They symbolize the four periodicals (spiritual teachings) that Mary Baker Eddy (Michael) produced.  They are The Journal, the Sentinel, Der Herald, and The Christian Science Monitor.  When these four rivers are polluted with propaganda against Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science then darkness becomes evident (obvious).

Verse 13 – “‘three unclean spirits like frogs’—the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter.  Frogs symbolize impurity, the opposite of Spirit.  (See S&H 274:17-22.)”[31]  Out of the mouth of the beast and the false prophet come false words, perversions of Truth about Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science.
            John sees their “unclean propaganda, filthy, [slimy] perversions of Truth ([a plague of] frogs) coming from the three Kings of the East [eastern occult practices?]:  the dragon (resistance to the Truth [about Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy]); the beast (malpractice and dominion [by ecclesiastical despotism]); the false prophet (the congregation or field who obeys ecclesiastical despotism [and refuses to accept Christ Jesus as their Shepherd and Mary Baker Eddy as their Leader]).”[32]
            Verse 13 reads for the three kings – “out of the mouth of the…”  Thus it is through speaking and writing that the three kings commit their sins.  Hoyt says that these devilish suggestions are “designed to influence the leaders of world thought, to make them believe that war is inevitable, that all war is just and based on cause, in other words, that all war is the war of God!  Such a subtle suggestion!  This is the type of suggestion that keeps wars in operation.”[33]  This certainly seems to be how today’s Islamic terrorists mentality think about war.  In thinking about it, I feel that these three kings represent the following:  When Mary Baker Eddy is denied as Leader and as the second coming of Christ by a Board of Directors (five senses), the three kings are manifested (1) in what is published in the Christian Science periodicals (this includes radio broadcasts of the Sentinel program) – the Word becomes only words (a torch of fire) founded upon human intellectualism instead of the tree of life, (2) what the Lecturers say in public and what the Teachers teach in closed classes and associations – the word of human intellectualism (a lighted tail), and (3) what Practitioners think in their treatments and prayers – (the woman’s tail of) fruitage (demonstration; the fruits of victory) now chained to human intellectualism declines.

THE DEVIL

Verse 14 – “For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of the great day of God Almighty.”
            The three kings are spirits of devils (evil thoughts).  They pretend to work miracles.  They send these miracles unto the leaders of the earth and the whole world.  They always wage war against the spiritual idea and this only causes combat and confusion.  But “Love poured out into this type of thinking, John affirms, brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague to this materialistic viewpoint.  Coupled with this is a call to alertness. ”[34]
            This call is addressed to the forces of good in the interlude after this sixth section.

INTERLUDE (Verses 15 & 16) – A call to alertness
            “I want to pause for a moment to warn you to be alert and not be misled by these falsities.  Be watchful and keep yourself pure with protected thoughts, so that you will not be caught unprotected.
            “Then you will have your victory, your Armageddon, and have command over any situation even before a suggestion of evil appears.”[35]
            “In ancient days many a battle was fought near the ancient city of Armageddon.[36]  When the people of Palestine heard that an enemy army was approaching from the east, they tried to reach Armageddon first.  Whoever held the city held command of the mountain pass of Megiddo and had a better opportunity to win the battle, unless completely outnumbered by the enemy.  The University of Chicago has excavated the mound of Armageddon.  There is evidence that the city antedated the time of Abraham.  The word Megiddo means ‘a fruitful place’ in the old Hebrew, and the city of Armagedoon (the fortified Megiddo) was in this way associated with the fruits of victory.
            “Thus we see the meaning of the call to alertness—lest an enemy slip up like a thief in the night.  ‘Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments (his protection).’  To walk naked is to walk unprotected, because of lack of alertness!  The interlude also admonishes that those who wish to see victory should be gathered together as fast as possible in the fortified city at the pass, namely in the place of victorious thinking.  There they will be in position to withstand the enemy.  In this case the enemy is the dragon [ecclesiastical despotism published in the periodicals] thought, the beast thought [spoken by Lecturers and Teachers], and the false prophet suggestions [thought by the Practitioner] (the three kings from the east).”[37]

THE LOVERS

Verse 15 – “Behold, I [the serpent] come as a thief.  Blessed is he that watcheth [spiritually is awake and on guard with mental enlightenment of the Word of God (fire)], and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked [in matter], and they see his shame.” [My interpolations.]  Do not be misled by these claims, be watchful, purify and protect your treatments, and be ready for the Fruitage or Victory (Armageddon).  In other words, be ready to demonstrate Christian Science.  Notice in THE LOVERS card that even though the woman stands in front of the Pillar of Severity, a tree symbolizing medicine (the serpent coiled around the trunk), she is gazing up at the angel Raphael (the angel of Science) who is a divine messenger sent from God (symbolized by the cloud).  Her gaze is fixed upon spiritual understanding instead of material man (Adam).  There are four apples upon the tree – symbolizing the true idea behind the infinite divine calculus.  The man stands in front of the tree of life (the Pillar of Mercy), this tree’s light comes directly from the angel (God’s thought).  He is not looking up to Raphael, rather he is looking at the woman, for it is womanhood that births the spiritual ideal.  Is it possible that ‘Har-megiddon – the fortified hill of Megiddo is the mountain seen between the woman and the man?

Verse 16 – Doorly tells us that “‘Armageddon’ symbolizes the conflict between Spirit and the flesh.  (See also Mis. 177:1-20.)”[38]

MIND – the Seventh Vial (according to Doorly – Revelation 16:17-21, according to Hoyt – Revelation 16:17-chapter 18)

Revelation 16:17-Chapter 18 – Love poured out into the air (Gnostic, meaning “knowledge” are simply just) of (the Babylonish woman – a Mother Church instead of Independent thought) mortal mind beliefs of the separation of man and God, brings to the surface a completely self-destroying plague to mortal mind.  And this pouring out of Love translates “air” back to God, and it becomes Science, the fourth living creature of the flying eagle (Raphael).
            Hoyt tells us, about the seventh angel, “this picture is long and vivid.”[39]

Verse 17 – “The seventh vial, poured into the air, symbolizes the destruction by Mind of the laws of mortal mind.”[40]

Verse 17 cont. – “‘the air’—the atmosphere of mortal mind.  (See also S&H 520:3-5.)”[41]

Verse 17 cont. – “saying, It is done.”  This means that the seventh vial is poured out during the Seventh Day of Love – the Sabbath, when God’s work is done.
            And the seventh angel [Gabriel] poured out his vial into the air [WiFi]; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.  (Verse 17; [My interpolations.])  “Love is poured into false thinking that would cause a separation between God and man, namely; the thought of approaching God through an intermediary (powers of the air [animal magnetism uses the element of air as its medium]) and through intellectualism which Paul warns the Romans against (Rom. 8:35). …This is the final phase in the destruction of carnality.”[42]
            In the time that John wrote Revelation animal magnetism would have used gnostic beliefs or teachings to disrupt the early Church (second century).  “These teachings implied separation between God and man.  The old Eliphaz arguments of the Book of Job came to light again in gnosticism, declaring that man is ‘a worm’ so evil and so far below Deity that he cannot approach this pure and holy One.  Therefore he must turn to the intermediaries and let them go to God for him![43]  The gnostics claimed that the intermediaries were the hierarchy of angels, the powers of the air, the principalities of the air.  The first chapter of the letter to the Hebrews silences the angel-claim to power and establishes the Bible definition of angels in the statement, ‘are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to do service?’  And Paul most vehemently denounced this teaching of separation in his marvelous climax which we read in the eighth chapter of the letter to the Romans.  He declares: ‘Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution….For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.’”[44]
            Angels is defined by Mary Baker Eddy as:  “God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality.” (S&H 581:4)  An intermediary is the red dragon, the priest, the pope, anyone who teaches that they stand between God and spiritual idea; an material intermediary teaches that Principle and its idea is not one.  The intermediary is found in ecclesiastical despotism.  While the true angel messengers are ministering spirits (the Star-Angels) who are sent forth from God to do Christ service.  According to Paul, the Christ is the only intermediary, but Christ unifies God and spiritual idea instead of separating their oneness of Being.

Verse 18 – “‘a great earthquake’—“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.
            “As the crude footprints of the past disappear from the dissolving paths of the present, we shall better understand the Science which governs these changes, and shall plant our feet on firmer ground.  Every sensuous pleasure or pain is self-destroyed through suffering.  There should be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead of discord and death.” (S&H 223:28-31 and 224:4-7)
            “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightenings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not seen since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.” (Verse 18)  There are arousing calls to be alert (thunder) and tremendous upheavals and illuminations (earthquakes) mightier than had ever been, in the over-throwing of mortal mind – confusion, which is Babylon.
            “And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell:  and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath” (Verse 19)

Verse 19 – “The ‘three parts’ symbolize the belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter (see Mis. 175:5-8); “cities of the nations’ symbolize the myriad beliefs of the human mind; and ‘Babylon’ symbolizes physical science.”[45]
            When the true City Matrix, with the divine infinite calculus, is understood Babylon (confusion) falls.  Babylon, the Mother of confusion and destruction, has the opportunity to partake of the Love and discipline of God – our true Mother.
            In verse 20 there is “no longer a sense of separation from God as symbolized by the presence of islands or distant lands and ‘Spiritual wickedness in high places [church and government] disappeared’ (Eph. 6:12).”[46]  Yet Doorly’s explanation of this verse is somewhat different than Hoyt’s explanation.

Verse 20 – “‘And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found’—mortal mind shown to have no safety and no calculus.  (See also S&H 226:18-21 and 227:7-13.)”[47]  I think I like this explanation the best.

Verse 21 – “‘a great hail’—the irresistible destruction of the manifold beliefs of the human mind.”[48]
            “Then followed great and severe corrections, hail [purification via correction] so severe that the rest of mankind blasphemed [breaks God’s Laws], – malpracticing God because the discipline was so great.”[49]

Chapter 17 – SCIENCE reflecting the WORD—Life and Soul (the Inner Branch – Spirit of the Law) for the Ark of the Covenant
            It is still the seventh vial of Mind being poured out but as we move on to the next chapter Doorly shows how Revelation presents the Golden Candlestick Matrix to us.  In chapter 17:1, 2 – One of the seven angels (which I believe to be the seventh Star-Angel of Love) which had the seven vials [of Love] comes to talk with John, “Come hither; I will show thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters [spiritual teachings]:  With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk [incapacitated] with the wine of her fornication [adulterated Word].” [My interpolations.]
            “Chapter 17 tells of the judgment of ‘the great whore that sitteth upon many waters,’—material science, with its manifold beliefs.”[50]  It is possible that the great whore is sitting upon material (physical) science, but I sort of disagree with Doorly on this point.  I feel that this great whore is a certain Mother Church that has polluted the spiritual teachings (the waters) of Science with lies about Mary Baker Eddy and tried to change her Revelation of Christian Science (the many waters).  The five senses (kings of the earth, a.k.a. five directors) have tried to adulterate Christian Science with New Age Philosophy, Romanism, and other worldly ideas.

Verse 1 – “The ‘angel’ which shows this judgment in Science reflecting the Word, — Life and Soul, the eternal identification of the Word of God through the ‘numerals of infinity.’  As you begin to understand those ‘numerals of infinity,’ you see that Mind, for instance, is intelligence, wisdom, power, law, action, and so on, and you can use that identified sense of Mind to annihilate all that is opposed to it.”[51]

Verse 2 – To explain the words, “drunk with the wine of her [the great whore’s] fornication” I turn to Miscellany 212:4-13.  “This intricate method of animal magnetism is the essence, or spirit, of evil, which makes mankind drunken.  In this era it is taking the place of older and more open sins, and other forms of intoxication.  A harder fight will be necessary to expose the cause and effects of this evil influence, than has been required to put down the evil effects of alcohol.  The alcoholic habit is the use of higher forms of matter, wherewith to do evil; whereas animal magnetism is the highest form of mental evil, wherewith to complete the sum total of sin.”  (From Mary Baker Eddy’s “Ways that are Vain”)

Verse 3 – “‘the wilderness’—here a symbol of ‘the great desert of human hopes’ (S&H 566:4-5).”[52]
            The angel carries John away in the spirit into the wilderness, where the woman God-crowned is taken in VISION IV.  But instead of seeing the true vision of the woman he sees a counterfeit version of Mary Baker Eddy, a persona paraded in front of the world, a version created by a Mother Church.  This Mother Church is the woman who sits upon a scarlet colored beast, the same beast with the names of blasphemy (the breaking of God’s By-Laws) upon its seven heads and ten horns.

Verse 4 – The false woman (not Mary Baker Eddy, but a Mother Church of material organization) is clothed in purple and scarlet – the color purple is used to say that this false woman is royal or has dominion, is based upon Principle, while the color of scarlet, a symbol of adultery, shows her ties to the beast – “animal magnetism, the great red dragon.”[53]
            And the woman, this Mother Church, is arrayed in purple, pretending to be royalty (divine power), and scarlet color, designating her harlotry.  She is decked with gold (pretense to be divine), and precious stones and pearls, the opposite of the Holy city’s jewels that are precious and priceless spiritual qualities.  These jewels have been given to her as the price of her adulterated teachings about the woman God-crowned.

Verse 5 – The false woman’s name is “MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.”  I feel that the word “mystery” could mean that this false type of womanhood is tied to mysticism.
            “The names of this woman are always printed in large type in the Bible [as seen in Revelation 17:5].  The word harlot means confusion.  The word abomination means destruction.  Carnal mind is therefore designated as the mother of confusion and destruction, ‘drunken with the blood of the saints.’  Mystery is symbolic of the mystery cults.”[54]  Actually, I do not think that harlot means confusion here, to me harlot means that this false sense of Mother Hood, false sense of The Mother Church, has to do with the adultery of Mary Baker Eddy’s works.  However, without a clear sense of Mary Baker Eddy, and who she is, her students are lead into confusion, harlotry, where they follow the un-Principled Mother Church.  The word “harlot” means:  “prostitute.”[55]  It also means “an unprincipled or immoral woman.”[56]
            And upon her forehead is the name written, her true name, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.  She is the counterfeit of true Womanhood.  She is a wolf is sheep’s clothing.

Verse 6 – “The doom of the Babylonish woman, referred to in Revelation, is being fulfilled.  This woman, ‘drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs [witnesses] of Jesus,’ ‘drunk with the wine of her fornication,’ would enter even the church, — the body of Christ, Truth; and, retaining the heart of the harlot and the purpose of the destroying angel, would pour wormwood into the waters, — the disturbed human mind, — to drown the strong swimmer struggling for the shore, — aiming for Truth, — and if possible, to poison such as drink of the living water [spiritual teachings].  But the recording angel, standing with ‘right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,’ has in his hand a book open (ready to be read), which uncovers and kills this mystery of iniquity and interprets the mystery of godliness, — how the first is finished and the second is no longer a mystery or a miracle, but a marvel, casting out evil and healing the sick.” (My 125:29-126:13 – “Communion, June 4, 1899”; [My interpolations.])
            A portion of The Mother Church congregations (following mortal mind, the five senses) became intoxicated, drunk with power, with the sacrifice of the spiritual thinkers and I was amazed.  “The time for [spiritual] thinkers has come.” (S&H vii:13; [My interpolation.])

Verse 7 – “mystery of the woman”— For this Verse Doorly uses a quote from the TEXTBOOK.  “Mystery, miracle, sin, and death will disappear when it becomes fairly understood that the divine Mind controls man and man has no Mind but God.” (S&H 319:17-20)
            The angel says unto John, “Wherefore didst thou marvel?  [Mary Baker Eddy asks us, “Why stand aghast at nothingness?”]  I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.”[57]

Verse 8 – “The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition” – error seems to be real, but it never has existed, yet it rises to power out of that which has no true foundation.
            “The beast [the dragon lie about the woman Mary Baker Eddy] that you saw was the dragon, the sea.  Now you know it is a lie [for it is not], because the Truth about any lie destroys a lie.  The rest of mankind will be amazed too when they see that the beast, the henchman of the dragon [a board of directors?], is only a lie.”[58]   This beast is said to ascend out of the bottomless pit (it comes out of hidden erroneous conditions), and go into perdition (for the Truth about any lie destroys a lie).  The rest of the Verse says, “and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they beheld the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.”
             And here is the mind that hath wisdom.  “To understand these things requires understanding and wisdom.”[59]

Verses 9 & 10 – “‘seven heads,’ ‘seven mountains,’ ‘seven kings’—the sevenfold iniquity of animal magnetism, the counterfeits of the seven synonymous terms for God.  The Scriptures uncovered five (“five are fallen”); Christian Science is handling false manhood and false systems (“one is”); and divine Science will handle physical so-called science (“the other is not yet come”).”[60]  I sort of like Doorly’s explanation as we can apply it to the three Christ advents.  The five physical senses of physical science fell when Christ Jesus came in the Fifth Day of Life, the one that is was taken care of by Mary Baker Eddy in the Sixth Day of Truth is scholastic theology, and the “other is not yet come” (materia medica) must be dealt with by generic man, Dinah or Martha Jones Smith, in the Seventh Day of Love.
            Hoyt’s explanation has to do with the past, when the Text was written, “The seven heads are seven hills, the seven nations conquered by Rome where the seven false systems, previously mentioned, supported carnal mind.
            “They also refer to seven Emperors, five of which are dead, one is reigning, and the other is to come.  His day will be brief.”[61]
            Divine Science must handle the material organized religion that calls itself THE MOTHER CHURCH (the harlot of Babylon). The seven mountains are the opposite of the seven golden candlesticks (the Mountain Range Matrix) held in the hand of the Son of man in VISION I.  These mountains are false scientific systems of the physical world that claim to have dominion over the seven Branch-Church Candlesticks.  THE MOTHER CHURCH of Boston claims to be Mary Baker Eddy’s successor and claims to have power over the Field or the Branch Churches.  The myth of the five board of directors (false five kings) has fallen and been exposed as nothingness, even though they still seem to be in power.  Metaphysically speaking, today’s seven false heads (or kings) dualism, spiritualism, pantheism, material government, physical science, false theology, and  materia medica in a material globalization of one world order via socialism or progressivism.

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            sin – reflected intelligence – The first king, dualism, is the opposite of Mind (belief in two minds).  This is where a false practice of adultery begins in the activity of sex, anthropomorphism, the attempt to make God (Elohim) into mortal man’s own image and likeness (a Lord God Jehovah, a.k.a. Adam, is created).  The belief that man is separated from his divinity (his womanhood) is nothing more than a deep sleep (post hypnotic suggestion).  “Thou shalt have no other gods [mind] beside me [Mind].”  [My interpolations.]  Sexual activity leads to spiritualism.
            sickness – material substance – The second king, spiritualism, is the opposite of Spirit, or the anti-Christ (the First Degree).  Spiritualism is the belief that Spirit, as a spirit, is held captive inside a material body.  This is the result of dualism (that God and man have been divided).  The belief that good (Spirit) and evil (matter) coexist in one body and are forever arguing or fighting, where the angel sits on the right shoulder and the devil sits on the left shoulder and the two are trying to influence personal sense to do either the right (good) thing or the wrong (evil) thing.  Dualism leads to spiritualism which leads to pantheism, a belief in many gods (many minds) or many kings (five senses) again breaking the First Commandment.
            death – material life – The third king, pantheism, is the opposite of Soul.  Moses destroyed the first two tablets of the Ten Commandments when he saw his people worshiping a golden calf.  Pantheism is straight out the belief in many gods – many minds, many brains, many personas.  This leads the mortal into false appetites, bondage and slavery, hypocrisy, lust, malice, malicious mental malpractice, mortality, oblivion, pleasures and pains in matter, sin, and suffering.  The belief that there are many minds leads to the belief that self-government cannot cut it, thus, a material government or rules and laws must be set up in order to govern these many minds.  Pantheism takes Israel prisoner.
            human fear – The fourth king, material government, is the opposite of Principle.  The Israelite Nation had their material organized church given to them by Moses, they had their prophet-priests.  The Ten Commandments enable man to be self-governed, but the Israelite Nation cried out for a king to govern them (state government).  At first the king obeyed the priest and church and government were one, but then the king resisted God’s prophet.  Material organized government leads one into fragmentation, discord, dishonesty, personal sense, hypocrisy, theories, and ungodliness.  Principle is based upon spiritual metaphysics and Scientific demonstration.  God’s governing via Principle is universal, while groups like the United Nations oppose divine Principle.  Material organized groups (even if they are governed by both church and government) never rule wisely for very long, because they govern via the five senses of physical science.
            death – material life – The fifth king, physical science, is the opposite of Life.  Physiology teaches that matter is reality; yet, honest physicists admit that matter is full of holes, and that the more that is found out about it the less it really has any substance to it.  All the things that go along with material physiology are beliefs of age (that time is the enemy of man’s life continuing or being eternal), the belief that blood sustains life keeping the physical body alive, the belief that death is real and leads to the grave, that man inherits matter only which has mortal organic limitations.  But the Mind which was in Christ Jesus refutes all these lies or all these material beliefs.  Anthropomorphism is still hard at work, for it claims, via the Church-State of Romanism, that Jesus (a material man, Romanism claims him to be the first Pope) is God (Spirit).  So the need for Truth becomes expedient.
            sickness – material substance – The sixth king, scholastic theology (which is false theology), is the opposite of Truth.  Religious theology has brainwashed man into believing that he is fallen, that God has an adversary called the devil (who seems to win more than God does), that fallen man betrays his own brother, that darkness is his inner being and can sin thus he can become sick, diseased, and die.  False theology also teaches that man can resist good (Spirit).  But the Mind which was in Christ Jesus is also in Mary Baker Eddy, and this Mind refutes all that scholastic theology has taught throughout the ages about God (Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love), the Bible (the Word), Christ Jesus, Christianity, and Science (Christian Science, absolute Christian Science, divine Science, and Science itself).
            sin – reflected intelligence – The seventh king, is the underlying belief that medical treatment has power to heal and save man.  Materia medica breaks the First Commandment which tells us to have no other god because God is the only power, the only Mind.  Materia medica has, under its hat, the practices of psychology, nerves, heredity, and animal magnetism with practices of hypnotism, malicious mental malpractice, and mesmerism.   Material globalization or one world order via socialism or progressivism, is the opposite of Love.  A good example coming from this last mortal king is Obama Care.  It pretends to be full of LOVE for all citizens; yet, it is full of hate and leads to slavery (via high insurance premiums and taxes to the I.R.S.).  Obama Care is founded (born from envy and hate toward others) in order to stop the war between the classes, because all classes have a right to medical care.  But the communistic program, because it is not based upon Principle, is really a curse of oppression.  Christian Science, on the other hand, teaches that Mind is the only medicine and that God as Love keeps man whole thus man needs no materia medica or medical insurance.  Mother Hood (Love Mind) deals with material medica.  By the way, Oba means king, so could not Obama mean a false type of majestic motherhood?  It certainly explains a lot about President Obama’s nature.  And to be sure, the many, many typed pages of Obama Care are certainly Babylonian (confusing as can be)!  (See my post Socialism, Communism, and Capitalism.)
            So you can see, by looking at the last three king-heads being opposites of Life, Truth, and Love that we can see how these three synonyms for God have to do with Mary Baker Eddy’s chapter “Science, Theology, Medicine.”

Verse 11 – “‘the eighth, and…of the seven’—animal magnetism, which includes all the counterfeits of the seven synonymous terms for God.”[62a]  So, what Doorly is telling us is that animal magnetism is the eighth note of the seven material kings, and once we, as Christian Scientists, handle animal magnetism then the rest of the seven kings are handled.
            “And the beast [who is like Nero, the anti-Christ] that was, and is not, even he is the eighth [Domition, thought to be Nero incarnated – a second coming of the anti-Christ?], and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. [This error will also be destroyed.]”

Verses 12 & 13 – “‘the ten horns’ are ‘ten kings, which…have one mind[set], and shall give their power and strength unto the beast’”[62b] — “The ten horns of the dragon typify the belief that matter has power of its own, and that by means of an evil mind in matter the Ten Commandments can be broken.”(S&H 563:11-14.)
            “And the ten horns [which break the Ten Commandments of God via Romanism], which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”  This reminds me of how Joseph’s ten brothers put him in the pit and sold him to be carried down into material bondage (Egypt), yet Joseph was really sent by God, just as Jesus was sent by God.  The first five Commandments have to do with God and man’s relationship, while the second five Commandments have to do with man’s relationship with man.  The first Commandment is the most important one to follow because when you have no other gods (do not put mortal mind) before God then all the other nine Commandments are obeyed or followed.  And those pesky kings are annihilated when the First Commandment is obeyed.

Verse 14 – “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them.”
            “‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me.’ (Exodus xx.3.)  The First Commandment is my favorite text.  It demonstrates Christian Science.  In inculcates the tri-unity of God, Spirit, Mind; it signifies that man shall have no other spirit or mind but God, eternal good, and that all men shall have one Mind.  The divine Principle of the First Commandment bases the Science of being, by which man demonstrates health, holiness, and life eternal.  One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself;’ annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry—whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.” (S&H 340:15-29)
            See also Mis 56:16-20.

Verse 14 cont. – “faithful”—“Men and women of the nineteenth century, are you called to voice a higher order of Science?  Then obey this call.  Go, if you must, to the dungeon or the scaffold, but take not back the words of Truth.  How many are there ready to suffer for a righteous cause, to stand a long siege, take the front rank, face the foe, and be in the battle every day?” (Mis 99:12-18)
            “These [devilish suggestions] shall make war with the Lamb [make war with Christ], and the Lamb shall overcome them [God’s spiritual idea conquers them]:  for he is LORD of lords, and King of kings; and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful [they are the children of victory].” (Verses 7-14; [My interpolations.])

Verse 15 – “The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.”  “‘peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues’—not persons, but myriad false beliefs.”[63]
            The angel says more to John, “The waters [polluted spiritual teachings leads to troubled and disturbed thinking] which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth [has sway], are peoples, and multitudes, and nations and tongues.”

Verse 16 – “The attempt to counterfeit the Ten Commandments brings desolation to the belief of intelligence in matter.”[64]  The desolation comes to the belief of intelligence in material organization!
            “And the ten horns [kings] which thou sawest upon the beast [the dragon lie], these shall hate the whore [mortal mind will be hated], and [this hate] shall make her desolate and naked [destroy her and expose her], and shall eat her flesh [cannibalize her riches], and burn her with fire [hate].” (Verse 16; [My interpolations.])  Hoyt says about this Verse, on page 193:  “The ten kings that you saw and the dragon lie will even hate carnal mind.  There is so much hate here that the condition to be destroyed hates even itself.”

Verse 17 – “Thought is borrowed from a higher source than matter, and by reversal, errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind, in which all error disappears in celestial Truth.” (S&H 267:22-25)  (See also My 345:7-30.)
            “For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his [omnipotent] will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled [“all former thinking attributed to the beast is now recognized as only a lie, and God’s all-power can be seen”[65]].” (Verse 17; [My interpolations.])

Verse 18 – “And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”  Since the counterfeit woman is a great city (of matter), then the Bride (which is to come in a later Vision) must be the real great city (of Spirit).

            “And the woman [of mortal minded material organized church, which is in charge of The First Church] which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings [five senses] of the earth [her domain is only in matter].” (Verses 18; [My interpolations.])

Chapter 18 – SCIENCE reflecting the CHRIST—Truth and Spirit (the Middle Branch – Spirit of the Law) – for the Arch of the Covenant
            John sees another “angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth is lightened with his glory.” (Rev. 18:1)

Verse 1 – “‘I saw another angel come down from heaven’—Science reflecting the Christ, Truth and Spirit, the divine infinite calculus.  Nothing can deal with the chaos of ‘Babylon’ but the order of Spirit.”[66]

Verse 2 – “Babylon is fallen, is fallen”.  Babylon is defined as meaning “chaos.”  So in Truth and Spirit all chaos (mortal minded thinking) falls away.

Verse 3 – “the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies” — “Material substances or mundane formations, astronomical calculations, and all the paraphernalia of speculative theories, based on the hypothesis of material law or life and intelligence resident in matter, will ultimately vanish, swallowed up in the infinite calculus of Spirit.” (S&H 209:25-30)  (See also S&H 124:3-13 and 65:13-16.)
            This strong voice says, “Babylon [mortal mind] the great [poser] is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird [all unclean things].  For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication [adulteries], and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies [the people have become engrossed in her luxury].” (Verses 2, 3; [My interpolations.])

Verse 4 – “Come out of her…”—“A knowledge of evil was never the essence of divinity or manhood.  In the first chapter of Genesis, evil has no local habitation or name.  Creation is there represented as spiritual, entire, and good.  ‘Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.’  Error excludes itself from harmony.  Sin is its own punishment.  Truth guards the gateway to harmony.  Error tills its own barren soil and buries itself in the ground, since ground and dust stand for nothingness.” (S&H 537:9-18)
            John hears “another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her [come out of material organized church], my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

Verse 5 – The harlot city’s sins are exceedingly great; her iniquities are remembered.
            “For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.”

Verse 6 – pay her back double in her (mortal mind) own coin (image) what she is recompensed (what she deserves).
            “ Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works:  in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.  [“Pay her back in her own coin and give her double for what she has done.”  Mortal mind “is always recompensed according to its work.”[67]]”

Verse 7 – Her pride, haughtiness, and luxury in matter causes her to believe that her material dominion cannot be changed, that she can never be punished or suffer any sorrow.
            “How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her:  for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.  [“Her extreme sense of pride, haughtiness, and luxury causes her to believe that her dominion in materiality cannot be changed and that she can never be punished or suffer sorrow.”[68]]”   She is the opposite of the woman God-crowned.

Verse 8 – Plagues, pestilence, death, destruction, and famine will come upon her and she will be consumed.
            “Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire; for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.”

Verse 9 – Material thought, which has enjoyed in the pleasures of matter regrets to see its own destruction.

Verse 10 – “Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city!  for in one hour is thy judgment come.  [The leaders of material organization shall stand at a distance and wail over her, afraid lest they themselves be swallowed up in her destruction.]

Verse 10 cont. – “‘in one hour is thy judgment come’—that ‘one hour’ (the phrase is repeated several times in this chapter) typifies Mrs. Eddy’s answer to the question ‘What is God?’ in ‘Recapitulation.’  That question and answer constitute the perfect symbolization of the operation of the one infinite system, which reveals the divine infinite calculus.  When that question and answer are understood, they prove the nothingness of the whole gamut of physical science, which to-day is the climax of humanity’s belief of life, substance, and intelligence in matter.”[69]

Verses 11-19 – “the merchants of the earth,” “every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea”—“the false sense of manhood.”[70]
            “And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:  The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner of vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron and marble.  And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.  And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.  [All things that seemed necessary for her trade in material merchandize is now gone.]  The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and waiting [for those who supported her activities in these evil ways and had profited, now stand back and weep.]  (Verses 4-15; [My interpolations.])
            “Perhaps the most stupendous word picture in all literature is given in verses eleven through fourteen of that chapter [18].  Here false types of business activity associated with the carnal mind are portrayed.  The list is momentous and will later be contrasted with correct business activity as found associated with the New Jerusalem, the bride of the Lamb.  After the long list of commodities in which carnal mind traffics, the climax comes in the phrase ‘and souls of men.’  Indeed carnal mind deals in the souls of men, confusing and destroying all with which she is permitted to associate.”[71]
            “Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!  [All that splendor is ruined!]  For in one hour so great riches is come to naught [in one hour desolation comes to mortal mind].  And every shipmaster [board of directors], and all the company in ships [Branch Churches], and sailors [workers], and as many as trade by sea [do business with Babylon]; stood afar off.  And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city [what can compare to Babylon?]!  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness!  for in one hour is she made desolate.  [The associations gave up and wept.]  Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets [the remnant seed]; for God hath avenged you on her.” (Verses 16-20; [My interpolations.])

Verse 21 – “ ‘a stone like a great millstone’—the divine infinite calculus.  You remember that Daniel speaks of ‘a stone…cut out without hands, which smote the image’—the five physical senses— “upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces;’ and he also says, ‘the stone that smote the image became a great mountain [pyramid], and filled the whole earth’ (Dan. 2:34, 35; [My interpolation.]).  (See also Mark 12:10; Jer. 51:63, 64; Mis. 285:14-19.)  Jesus said, ‘Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.  And yet if I judge, my judgment is true.’  If you judge from the spiritual viewpoint (and from the spiritual viewpoint you can only judge man as God’s image and likeness, and error as error), then you can cast the ‘stone.’”[72]  I would like to add that the millstones are circular, like a wheel.  Remember Ezekiel’s Wheel, and the modern day Window of the Open Book.  I feel that the “great mountain” is my Major Pyramid Matrix  of Truth (modeled after the original edifice of The First Church of Christ Scientist).  The bottom illustration (of the three below) depicts the edifice in “assembly” with the extension dome, this is why I call it Earth*Star Voyager.  Of course, in the Disney movie the ship’s crew of Earth*Star Voyager never allowed “assembly” to take place.  So, I think the second illustration looks more like Earth*Star Voyager.  I purposely did not include the Roman portico, as it was not built by or approved by Mary Baker Eddy.

Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth 2Bird's Eye ViewTMC ESV
            “Verse twenty-one of chapter eighteen presents the final overthrow of beastly, carnal-mind beliefs.  The repetition of the phrase ‘shall be found no more at all in thee,’ is most impressive and is a step by step denunciation of all that carnal mind or human will power and greed represent.”[73]  In verse 21 a mighty angel picks up a stone that is like a millstone.  This is a symbol for the divine infinite calculus.  This stone is cast into the sea.  The angle says, “Thus with violence shall the great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.”  Confusion cannot exist when Christian Scientists comprehend the divine infinite calculus.

Window of the Open Book City

Verse 22 – This millstone is cast into the sea.  Once the divine infinite calculus is thrown into the collective unconscious then no more error will be heard.
            “And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee; And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee; for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all [twelve] nations deceived.”

Verse 23 – “‘And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee”—means that the light of the Church will not shine in the false city of Babylon.

Verse 23 cont. – “‘The voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more’—“When the mist of mortal mind evaporates, the curse will be removed which says to [the] woman [God-crowned], ‘In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.’  Divine Science rolls back the clouds of error with the light of Truth, and lifts the curtain on man as never born and as never dying, but as coexistent with his creator.” (S&H 557:16-21; [My interpolations.])

Verse 24 – “And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.”  The guilt of her persecutions has been exposed, thus destruction comes to error.  Verse 24 ends Vision V.
            Hoyt says of these last two verses to VISION V – “No light of good symbolized by bride and groom, will ever be seen in carnal mind again.  The ideas of carnal mind corrupted the leaders of materialism and her enchantments deceived all mankind.  And the guilt of all her persecutions has been found out.”[74]  What does her first sentence mean?  It means that there is to be no more marriage between a material man and a material woman.  It means that sex is to be cancelled.
            “The last verse of this same chapter is startlingly illuminating.  ‘In her was found the blood of prophets and of saints, and of all that have been slain upon the earth.’  What a horrifying realization!  What great need of the pouring out of Love to silence this dreadful procedure, the wantonness of carnal mind, human will power seeking its own ends at any cost!  In this connection the seventh chapter of Proverbs may also be read.”[75]
            Hoyt’s “Translator’s note” reads:  “Now you see that Babylon is the counterfeit of the woman clothed with the sun.  She is also a counterfeit of the Bride [the Word], the New Jerusalem whose full glory is yet to be revealed.
            “The Abingdon Bible Commentary sums it up very well – Page 1393, ‘The value of this prophecy is in its message of the victory of righteousness (right thinking) over evil, even though evil arm[s] itself with the strongest political, material, and mechanical resources.’”[76]

 

[1] There are golden bowls in the Tent of Meeting.  “It is well to remember that it is only after the Revelation is given and established in Vision IV, that the full and powerful significance of Love is understood, making it possible to bring about the complete self-destruction of materialistic types of thought.” (Studies in the Apocalypse of John of Patmos, by Edyth Armstrong Hoyt, p. 83)  From here on in this book will be abbreviated as SAJP.

[2] SAJP, p. 83

[3] SAJP, p. 83

[4] The Works of John W. Doorly – Talks at the Oxford  Summer School 1948 – Vol. II, p. 226 (After this I will abbreviate this book as TWJD.)

[5] TWJD, p. 227

[6] SAJP, p. 83

[7] TWJD, p. 227; [My interpolation.]

[8] TWJD, p. 227

[9] TWJD, p. 227

[10] SAJP, p. 83

[11] TWJD, p. 227

[12] SAJP, p. 187 explains verse 8

[13] TWJD, p. 227

[14] TWJD, p. 228

[15] TWJD, p. 228

[16] TWJD, p. 228

[17] TWJD, p. 228

[18] TWJD, p. 228

[19] SAJP, p. 83

[20] TWJD, pages 228 & 229

[21] TWJD, p. 229

[22] TWJD, p. 229

[23] SAJP, p. 189

[24] SAJP, p. 84; [My interpolations.]

[25] TWJD, p. 229

[26] TWJD, p. 229

[27] SAJP, p. 191

[28] TWJD, p. 229

[29] TWJD, p. 229

[30] SAJP, p. 191; [My interpolation.]

[31] TWJD, p. 229

[32] SAJP, p.191; [My interpolations.]

[33] SAJP, p. 85

[34] SAJP, p. 85

[35] SAJP, p. 191

[36] Footnote on page 85 of SAJP – “The word ‘Armageddon’ appears only once in the Bible.  Hebrew ‘Har-megiddon – the fortified hill of Megiddo.  Armageddon therefore represents the strategic position which spiritual victory supplies, and establishes.”

[37] SAJP, p. 85; [My interpolations.]

[38] TWJD, p. 229

[39] SAJP, p. 85

[40] TWJD, p. 229

[41] TWJD, p. 230

[42] SAJP, p. 191; [My interpolation.]

[43] SAJP Footnote on page 85 – “In Moses’ and Jesus’ day the priests were the intermediaries.”  In our day (of Love) these intermediaries are called a board of directors and perhaps the Christian Science practitioners.  It is okay that practitioners are intermediaries so long as the Christ Mind is within their conscious thought.  But when the practitioners parrot what a board of directors based upon personal sense tell them what to say, how to think, and what to do, then they are allowing personal sense within their conscious thought.  What is also wrong is when the individual Christian Scientist becomes dependent upon the practitioner and will not do his own work.

[44] SAJP, p. 85

[45] TWJD, p. 230

[46] SAJP, p. 191; [My interpolation.]

[47] TWJD, p. 230

[48] TWJD, p. 230

[49] SAJP, p. 191; [My interpolations.]

[50] TWJD, p. 230

[51] TWJD, p. 230

[52] TWJD, p. 230

[53] TWJD, p. 230

[54] SAJP, p. 86; [My interpolation.]

[55] Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary

[56] Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary

[57] SAJP, p. 193

[58] SAJP, p. 193; [My interpolations.]

[59] SAJP, p. 193

[60] TWJD, p. 230

[61] SAJP, p. 193

[62a] TWJD, p. 231

[62b] TWJD, p. 231; [My interpolation.]

[63] TWJD, p. 231

[64] TWJD, p. 231

[65] SAJP, p. 193

[66] TWJD, p. 231

[67] SAJP, p. 195

[68] SAJP, p. 195

[69] TWJD, pages 231 & 232

[70] TWJD, p. 232

[71] SAJP, p. 86

[72] TWJD, p. 232

[73] SAJP, p. 86

[74] SAJP, p. 197

[75] SAJP, p. 86

[76] SAJP, p. 197; [My interpolations.]

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