by MJSmith

            What follows is an order that Alice Orgain presents in her book AS IT IS, for Mary Baker Eddy’s 17th chapter in SCIENCE AND HEALTH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURE.  I have written it out a little bit different from how she presents it in her book, but the material is all the same.  All the words in bold are the words defined in the “Glossary” by Mary Baker Eddy.  I would also like to give you the definitions after each grouping is given.
            Some of the definitions have positive (spiritual) definitions and negative (material) definitions.  {All of my interpolations will be in these types of brackets.}

            “The following is an idea of how the door may be opened from Alpha to Omega—underlying basic being to overlying revelation—through the OPEN DOOR of the ‘Glossary.’  Of course, the following contains no interpretation, but merely a suggestion of how one has found all the parts to fit into one body; ‘having living connections between its parts, giving it a unity and making it a whole.’[1]


            Mother.  God; divine and eternal Principle; Life, Truth, and Love.” (S&H 592:16)

            Bride.  Purity and innocence, conceiving man in the idea of God; a sense of Soul, which has spiritual bliss and enjoys but cannot suffer.” (S&H 582:14)

            Eyes.  Spiritual discernment, — not material but mental.
            “Jesus said, thinking of the outward vision, ‘Having eyes, see ye not?’ (Mark viii. 18.)” (S&H 586:3-6)


            Father.  Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God.” (S&H 586:9)

            Bridegroom.  Spiritual understanding; the pure consciousness that God, the divine Principle, creates man as His own spiritual idea, and that God is the only creative power.” (S&H 582:17)

            Ears.  Not organs of the so-called corporeal senses, but spiritual understanding.
            “Jesus said, referring to spiritual perception, ‘Having ears, hear ye not?’ (Mark viii. 18.) (S&H 585:1-4)

Lamb of God                         (Rev. 5)
opening the seven
Seals                            (Rev. 5:8)
Lord God

            Lamb of God.  The spiritual idea of Love; self-immolation; innocence and purity; sacrifice.” (S&H 590:9)

            Seal.  The signet of error revealed by Truth.” (S&H 592:23)

            Lord God.  Jehovah.
            “This double term is not used in the first chapter of Genesis, the record of spiritual creation.  It is introduced in the second and following chapters, when the spiritual sense of God and of infinity is disappearing from the recorder’s thought, — when the true scientific statements of the Scriptures become clouded through a physical sense of God as finite and corporeal.  From this follow idolatry and mythology, — belief in many gods, or material intelligences, as the opposite of the one Spirit, or intelligence, named Elohim, or God.” (S&H 590:20-591:4)

so compared with
Earth                          (Gen. 2)

            Adam.  Error; a falsity; the belief in ‘original sin,’ sickness, and death; evil; the opposite of good, — of God and His creation; a curse; a belief in intelligent matter, finiteness, and mortality; ‘dust to dust;’ red sandstone; nothingness; the first god of mythology; not God’s man, who represents the one God and is His own image and likeness; the opposite of Spirit and His creations; that which is not the image and likeness of good, but a material belief, opposed to the one Mind, or Spirit; a so-called finite mind, producing other minds, thus making ‘gods many and lords many’ (I Corinthians viii. 5); a product of nothing as the mimicry of something; an unreality as opposed to the great reality of spiritual existence and creation; a so-called man, whose origin, substance, and mind are found to be the antipode of God, or Spirit; an inverted image of Spirit; the image and likeness of what God has not created, namely, matter, sin, sickness, and death; the opposer of Truth, termed error; Life’s counterfeit, which ultimates in death; the opposite of Love, called hate; the usurper of Spirit’s creation, called self-creative matter; immortality’s opposite, mortality; that of which wisdom saith, ‘Thou shalt surely die.’
            “The name Adam represents the false supposition that Life is not eternal, but has beginning and end; that the infinite enters the finite, that intelligence passes into non-intelligence, and that Soul dwells in material sense; that immortal Mind results in matter, and matter in mortal mind; that the one God and creator entered what He created, and then disappeared in the atheism of matter.” (579:15-580:27)

            Dust.  Nothingness; the absence of substance, life, or intelligence.” (S&H 584:28)

            Earth.  A sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end.
            “To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense, it is a compound idea.” (S&H 585:5-8)

            Flesh.  An error of physical belief; a supposition that life, substance, and intelligence are in matter; an illusion; a belief that matter has sensation.” (S&H 586:18)

            Fear.  Heat; inflammation; anxiety; ignorance; error; desire; caution.” (S&H 586:11)

Pison                           (four rivers of Genesis 2:10-14)
Euphrates                  (Rev. 9:14)

            River.  Channel of thought.
            “When smooth and unobstructed, it typifies the course of Truth; but muddy, foaming, and dashing, it is a type of error.” (S&H 593:14-17)

            Pison (river).  The love of the good and beautiful, and their immortality.” (S&H 593:1)

            Gihon (river).  The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially.” (S&H 587:3)

            Hiddekel (river).  Divine Science understood and acknowledged.” (S&H 588:5)

            Euphrates (river).  Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness. The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity.” (S&H 585:16)

            Eve.  A beginning; mortality; that which does not last forever; a finite belief concerning life, substance, and intelligence in matter; error; the belief that the human race originated materially instead of spiritually—that man started first from dust, second from a rib, and third from an egg.” (S&H 585:23)

Serpent                       “then your eyes shall be opened and
ye shall be as Gods.” (Gen. 3:7.  “Then their eyes were opened
and they knew— Knowledge
resulting in a
false sense of Children as compared with
Son (Gen. 4)

            Serpent  (ophis, in Greek; nacash, in Hebrew).  Subtlety; a lie; the opposite of Truth, named error; the first statement of mythology and idolatry; the belief in more than one God; animal magnetism; the first lie of limitation; finity; the first claim that there is an opposite of Spirit, or good, termed matter, or evil; the first delusion that error exists as fact; the first claim that sin, sickness, and death are the realities of life.  The first audible claim that God was not omnipotent and that there was another power, named evil, which was as real and eternal as God, good.” (S&H 594:1)

            Gods.  Mythology; a belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material; a supposition of sentient physicality; the belief that infinite Mind is in finite forms; the various theories that hold mind to be a material sense, existing in brain, nerve, matter; suppositious minds, or souls, going in and out of matter, erring and mortal; the serpents of error, which say, ‘Ye shall be as gods.’
            “God is one God, infinite and perfect, and cannot become finite and imperfect.” (S&H 587:9-18)

            Knowledge.  Evidence obtained from the five corporeal senses; mortality; beliefs and opinions; human theories, doctrines, hypotheses; that which is not divine and is the origin of sin, sickness, and death; the opposite of spiritual Truth and understanding.” (S&H 590:4)

            Children.  The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love.
            “Sensual and mortal beliefs; counterfeits of creation, whose better originals are God’s thoughts, not in embryo, but in maturity; material suppositions of life, substance, and intelligence, opposed to the Science of being.” (S&H 582:28-583:4)

            Son.  The Son of God, the Messiah or Christ {Third Degree}.  The son of man, the offspring of the flesh {First Degree}.  ‘Son of a year {Second Degree}.’” (S&H 594:16)

Sheep                          (Gen. 4; S&H 540:31-541:3)

            Abel.  Watchfulness; self-offering; surrendering to the creator the early fruits of experience.” (S&H 579:8)

            Sheep.  Innocence; inoffensiveness; those who follow their leader.” (S&H 594:12)

Noah                           (Gen. 7)

            Noah.  A corporeal mortal; knowledge of the nothingness of material things and of the immortality of all that is spiritual.” (S&H 592:22)

            Ark.  Safety; the idea or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.
            “God and man coexistent and eternal; Science showing that the spiritual realities of all things are created by Him and exist forever.  The ark indicates temptation overcome and followed by exaltation.” (S&H 581:8-14)
            {The Ark represents Noah’s First Church built during the Sixth Day of Truth, his 600th year was when the flood came.}

            Dove.  A symbol of divine Science; purity and peace; hope and faith.” (S&H 584:26)

            The {triplet} sons {there is really only one son} of Noah..

Shem                                     {Noah’s triplet sons, born to him in the Fifth Day of Life (Noah’s 500th year),
Ham                         represent the Three Degrees (S&H 115-116), as well as, the Christ
Japhet                     as Jesus was born in the Fifth Day. (Gen. 7; Gen. 9:18-27)}

            Shem (Noah’s son).  A corporeal mortal; kindly affection; love rebuking error; reproof of sensualism.” (S&H 594:14)
            {The Second Degree.}

            Ham (Noah’s son).  Corporeal belief; sensuality; slavery; tyranny.” (S&H 587:21)
            {The First Degree.}

            Japhet (Noah’s son).  A type of spiritual peace, flowing from the understanding that God is the divine Principle of all existence, and that man is His idea, the child of His care.” (S&H 589:8)
            {The Third Degree.}

            Canaan is Ham’s son. Canaan’s descendants claimed the entire Promised Land and possessed it.  All the tribes mentioned in Ex. 23:23 were Canaan’s descendants.  Hence they type all evil.  The Promised Land had been given to Shem and Abraham, (the children of Israel).  Shem and Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Twelve Tribes who had previously occupied it as a spiritual gift, which cannot be defeated, reclaimed it.

Purse                          Lev. 25 shows this:
Red Dragon
            (As the red dragon is the sum total of human error, S&H 563, and the false sense of ‘purse’ is his most helpful servant in enslaving mankind, they are put in the material claims of ownership.)

            Canaan (the son of Ham).  A sensuous belief; the testimony of what is termed material sense; the error which would make man mortal and would make mortal mind a slave to the body.” (S&H 582:24)

            Uncleanliness.  Impure thoughts; error; sin; dirt.” (S&H 595:24)

            Ungodliness.  Opposition to the divine Principle and its spiritual idea.” (S&H 595:25)

            Babel.  Self-destroying error; a kingdom divided against itself, which cannot stand; material knowledge.
            “The higher false knowledge builds on the basis of evidence obtained from the five corporeal senses, the more confusion ensues, and the more certain is the downfall of its structure.” (S&H 581:17-22)

            Tares.  Mortality; error; sin; sickness; disease; death.” (S&H 595:5)

            Adversary.  An adversary is one who opposes, denies, disputes, not one who constructs and sustains reality and Truth.  Jesus said of the devil, ‘He was a murderer from the beginning, …he is a liar and the father of it.’  This view of Satan is confirmed by the name often conferred upon him in Scripture, the ‘adversary.’” (S&H 580:28-581:2)

            Purse.  Laying up treasures in matter; error.” (S&H 593:6)

            Red Dragon.  Error; fear; inflammation; sensuality; subtlety; animal magnetism; envy; revenge.” (S&H 593:7)

Abraham                    (Gen. chapters 12-14; 17-25; also 25:1, 5, 8, 9.)
Creator                       (Gen. 14-20; Heb. 7, 5, 10; Gen. 28:22; Lev. 27:30-33;
Tithe                           Numbers 18:21-28; Deut. 12:15-18.)

            Abraham.  Fidelity; faith in the divine Life and in the eternal Principle of being.
            “This patriarch illustrated the purpose of Love to create trust in good, and showed the life-preserving power of spiritual understanding.” (S&H 579:10-14)

            Creator.  Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal; the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Principle; God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.” (S&H 583:20)

            Tithe.  Contribution; tenth part; homage; gratitude.  A sacrifice to the gods.” (S&H 595:22)

Jacob                          and his sons:
Reuben           (Gen. ch. 29, 30; 35:17-20—their “origin”; Gen 49—Jacob’s blessing;
Levi                 Deut. 33—Moses’ song of blessing; 1 Chron. 5:1, 2; and Gen. 46—
Judah             genealogy.)
Joseph               Joseph (Gen. Ch. 37-45.  Joseph’s bones were buried in Shechem, Josh. 24-32.)
Benjamin        (I Sam. 11; 13:8-14; 18:19, 20; Ch. 19-21; 25:44; II Sam. 6:14-20, 23;
                        II Sam. 21:8; I Kings 20, 21 [Division of kingdom and Benjamin’s loss
                        of identity in Judah]; Gal. 1:15, 16—Paul a Benjamite.)

            Jacob.  A corporeal mortal embracing duplicity, repentance, sensualism.  Inspiration; the revelation of Science, in which the so-called material senses yield to the spiritual sense of Life and Love.” (S&H 589:4)
            {In Jacob’s experience of his Womanhood – Life is Leah and Love is Rachel.}

            Reuben (Jacob’s son).  Corporeality; sensuality delusion; mortality; error.” (S&H 293:12)

            Levi (Jacob’s son).  A corporeal and sensual belief; mortal man; denial of the fulness of God’s creation; ecclesiastical despotism.” (S&H 590:11)

            Judah.  A corporeal material belief progressing and disappearing; the spiritual understanding of God and man appearing.” (S&H 589:23)

            Dan (Jacob’s son).  Animal magnetism; so-called mortal mind controlling mortal mind; error, working out the designs of error; one belief preying upon another.” (S&H 583:26)

            Gad (Jacob’s son).  Science; spiritual being understood; haste towards harmony.” (S&H 586:21)

            Asher (Jacob’s son).  Hope and faith; spiritual compensation; the ills of the flesh rebuked.” (S&H 581:15)

            Issachar (Jacob’s son).  A corporeal belief; the offspring of error; envy; hatred; selfishness; self-will; lust.” (S&H 589:1)

            Joseph.  A corporeal mortal; a higher sense of Truth rebuking mortal belief, or error, and showing the immortality and supremacy of Truth; pure affection blessing its enemies.” (S&H 589:19)

            Benjamin (Jacob’s son).  A physical belief as to life, substance, and mind; human knowledge, or so-called mortal mind, devoted to matter; pride; envy; fame; illusion; a false belief; error masquerading as the possessor of life, strength, animation, and power to act.
            “Renewal of affections; self-offering; an improved state of mortal mind; the introduction of a more spiritual origin; a gleam of the infinite idea of the infinite Principle; a spiritual type; that which comforts, consoles, and supports. (S&H 582:4-13)

Moses                          (Ex. Ch. 1-14)
Urim                           (Ex. 28:30; Ezra 2:63)

            Moses.  A corporeal mortal; moral courage; a type of moral law and the demonstration thereof; the proof that, without the gospel, — the union of justice and affection, — there is something spiritually lacking, since justice demands penalties under the law.” (S&H 592:11)

            Urim.  Light.
            “The rabbins believed that the stones in the breastplate of the high-priest had supernatural illumination, but Christian Science reveals Spirit, not matter, as the illuminator of all.  The illuminations of Science give us a sense of the nothingness of error, and they show the spiritual inspiration of Love and Truth to be the only fit preparation for admission to the presence and power of the Most High.” (S&H 596:11-19)

            Thummin.  Perfection; the eternal demand of divine Science.
            “The Urim and Thummin, which were to be on Aaron’s breast when he went before Jehovah, were holiness and purification of thought and deed, which alone can fit us for the office of spiritual teaching.” (S&H 595:11-16)

Prophet                      (I Kings Ch. 17-19)
Fire                             (II Kings Ch. 1, 2)

            Elias.  Prophecy; spiritual evidence opposed to material sense; Christian Science, with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold; the basis of immortality.
            “‘Elias truly shall first come and restore all things.’ (Matthew xvii. 11.)” (S&H 585:9-14)

            Prophet.  A spiritual seer; disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth.” (S&H 593:4)

            Fire.  Fear; remorse; lust; hatred; destruction; affliction purifying and elevating man.” (S&H 586:11)

            Zeal.  The reflected animation of Life, Truth, and Love.  Blind enthusiasm; mortal will.” (S&H 599:4)

Temple                       (Luke 2:40-49)
Baptism                      (Matt. 3:13-17; Misc 81:10-12)  After which the
Dove                           lighted on him
Led of the….
Into the…
To be tempted of the

            Jesus.  The highest human corporeal concept of the divine idea, rebuking and destroying error and bringing to light man’s immortality.” (S&H 589:16)

            Temple.  Body; the idea of Life, substance, and intelligence; the superstructure of Truth; the shrine of Love; a material superstructure, where mortals congregate for worship.” (S&H 595:7)

            Baptism.  Purification by Spirit; submergence in Spirit.
            “We are ‘willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.’ (II Corinthians v.8.)”  (S&H 581:23)

            Dove.” – Already quoted above.

            Spirit.  Divine substance; Mind; divine Principle; all that is good; God; that only which is perfect, everlasting, omnipresent, omnipotent, infinite.” (S&H 594:19)

            Wilderness.  Loneliness; doubt; darkness.  Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence.” (S&H 597:16)

            Devil.  Evil; a lie; error; neither corporeality nor mind; the opposite of Truth; a belief in sin, sickness, and death; animal magnetism or hypnotism; the lust of the flesh, which saith:  ‘I am life and intelligence in matter.  There is more than one mind, for I am mind, — a wicked mind, self-made or created by a tribal god {Jehovah/Adam man} and put into the opposite of mind, termed matter, thence to reproduce a mortal universe, including man, not after the image and likeness of Spirit, but after its own image.’” (S&H 584:17)

Matter                   (Matt. 4:2-4)
Mortal Mind              (Matt 4:5-10)

            Matter.  Mythology; mortality; another name for mortal mind; illusion; intelligence, substance, and life in non-intelligence and mortality; life resulting in death, and death in life; sensation in the sensationless; mind originating in matter; the opposite of Truth; the opposite of Spirit; the opposite of God; that of which immortal Mind takes no cognizance; that which mortal mind sees, feels, hears, tastes, and smells only in belief.” (S&H 591:8)

            Mortal Mind.  Nothing claiming to be something, for Mind is immortal; mythology; error creating other errors; a suppositional material sense, alias the belief that sensation is in matter, which is sensationless; a belief that life, substance, and intelligence are in and of matter; the opposite of Spirit, and therefore the opposite of God, or good; the belief that life has a beginning and therefore an end; the belief that man is the offspring of mortals; the belief that there can be more than one creator; idolatry; the subjective states of error; material senses; that which neither exists in Science nor can be recognized by the spiritual sense; sin; sickness; death.” (S&H 591:25-592:10)

Angels                         ministered unto him

            Angels.  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)

Will                             (John 5:19-30; Lev. 26:1)
Miracle           Words that characterized his ministry from his baptism to Gethsemane
Fan                             (Matt. 3:12)
Good                           (Matt. 19:16-17)

            “Will.  The motive-power of error; mortal belief; animal power.  The might and wisdom of God.
            “‘For this is the will of God.’ (I Thessalonians iv. 3.)
            “Will, as a quality of so-called mortal mind, is a wrongdoer; hence it should not be confounded with the term as applied to Mind or to one of God’s qualities.” (S&H 597:20-16)

            Miracle.  That which is divinely natural, but must be learned humanly; a phenomenon of Science.” (S&H 591:21)

            Wine.  Inspiration; understanding.  Error; fornication; temptation; passion.” (S&H 598:17)

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

            Fan.  Separator of fable from fact; that which gives action to thought.” (S&H 586:7)

            Heart.  Mortal feelings, motives, affections, joys, and sorrows.” (S&H 587:23)

            Good.  God; Spirit; omnipotence; omniscience; omnipresence; omni-action.” (S&H 587:20)

Gethsemane   (“Oil press.”  At the foot of Mt. of Olives where Jesus spent his nights.)

            Gethsemane.  Patient woe; the human yielding to the divine; love meeting no response, but still remaining love.” (S&H 586:25)

            Valley.  Depression; meekness; darkness.
            “‘Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.’ (Psalm xxiii. 4.)
            “Though the way is dark in mortal sense, divine Life and Love illumine it, destroy the unrest of mortal thought, the fear of death, and the supposed reality of error.  Christian Science, contradicting sense, maketh the valley to bud and blossom as the rose.” (S&H 596:20-27)

Sword                         (Matt. 26:50-54; John 18:10-11)

            Sword.  The idea of Truth; justice.  Revenge; anger.” (S&H 595:3)

Night                           (Luke 23:44, 45)

            Night.  Darkness; doubt; fear.” (S&H 592:21)

Veil                             (Matt. 27:51)

            Veil.  A cover; concealment; hiding; hypocrisy.
            “The Jewish women wore veils over their faces in token of reverence and submission and in accordance with Pharisaical notions.
            “The Judaic religion consisted mostly of rites and ceremonies.  The motives and affections of a man were of little value, if only he appeared unto men to fast.  The great Nazarene, as meek as he was mighty, rebuked the hypocrisy, which offered long petitions for blessings upon material methods, but cloaked the crime, latent in thought, which was ready to spring into action and crucify God’s anointed.  The martyrdom of Jesus was the culminating sin of Pharisaism.  It rent the veil of the temple.  It revealed the false foundations and superstructures of superficial religion, tore from bigotry and superstition their coverings, and opened the sepulchre with divine Science, — immortality and Love.” (S&H 596:28-597:15)

            Pharisee.  Corporeal and sensuous belief; self-righteousness; vanity; hypocrisy.” (S&H 592;27)  {The man standing in the darkness in CHRIST HEALING (below) represents the type of manhood described here.}

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Wind                           (John 19:30)
Ghost                          (Mark 15:37, 39)
Death                          (John 19:33, 34)
Evening                      (Mark 15:37, 39)
Burial                         (Matt 27:57-60)
Hell                             (Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:23-28; Psalm 139:8)

            Wind.  That which indicates the might of omnipotence and the movements of God’s spiritual government, encompassing all things.  Destruction; anger; mortal passions.
            “The Greek word for wind (pneuma) is used also for spirit, as in the passage in John’s Gospel, the third chapter, where we read:  ‘The wind [pneuma] bloweth where it listeth. …So is every one that is born of the Spirit [pneuma].’  Here the original word is the same in both cases, yet it has received different translations, as in other passages in this same chapter and elsewhere in the New Testament.  This shows how our Master had constantly to employ words of material significance in order to unfold spiritual thoughts.  In the record of Jesus’ supposed death, we read:  ‘He bowed his head, and gave up the ghost;’ but this word ghost is pneuma.  It might be translated wind or air, and the phrase is equivalent to our common statement, ‘He breathed his last.’  What Jesus gave up was indeed air, an etherealized form of matter, for never did he give up Spirit, or Soul.” (S&H 597:27-598:16)

            Ghost.  An illusion; a belief that mind is outlined and limited; a supposition that spirit is finite.” (S&H 587:1)

            “Death.    An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.
            “Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence.  Mind is immortal.  The flesh, warring against Spirit; that which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered by another, until every belief of life where Life is not yields to eternal Life.  Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.” (S&H 584:17)

            Evening.  Mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest.” (S&H 586:1)

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

            “Hell.  Mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony; effects of sin; that which ‘worketh abomination or maketh a lie.’” (S&H 588:1)

In                    “Jesus’ three days’ work in the sepulchre,” (S&H 44) was symbolic of
            three thousand years, or three days; as he was but one day in the
            sepulchre—from Friday night until before dawn Sunday morning.
            “(It might be interesting here to note the following excerpt of Mrs. Eddy’s former definition of ‘In,’ ‘Glossary’ 6th to 50th editions, 1883 to 1891:  ‘Principle is not in its idea, and idea is in the divine Principle, only to be out of it as Mind or God expressed.’  From the 16th, 1886, to 50th edition in 1891, instead of ‘to be out of it,’ is the expression ‘to come out of it.’)”[2]

            In.  A term obsolete in Science if used with reference to Spirit, or Deity.” (S&H 588:22)

Time                           (Rev. 10:5; S&H 44:7-8)

            Time.  Mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error; that which begins before, and continues after, what is termed death, until the mortal disappears and spiritual perfection appears.” (S&H 595:17)

            Year.  A solar measurement of time; mortality; space for repentance.
            “‘One day is with the Lord as a thousand years.’ (II Peter iii. 8.)
            “One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity.  This exalted view, obtained and retained when the Science of being is understood, would bridge over with life discerned spiritually the interval of death, and man would be in the full consciousness of his immortality and eternal harmony, where sin, sickness, and death are unknown.  Time is a mortal thought, the divisor of which is the solar year.  Eternity is God’s measurement of Soul-filled years.” (S&H 598:19-599:2)

            Day.  The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love.
            “‘And the evening and the morning were the first day.’ (Genesis i. 5.)  The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded.  This unfolding is God’s day, and ‘there shall be no night there.’” (S&H 584:1-8)

Spirits             (I Peter 3:18-19.  He DID the work to embrace Noah’s saving light, and
Ark                 that which intervened.)

            Spirits.  Mortal beliefs; corporeality; evil minds; supposed intelligences, or gods; the opposites of God; errors; hallucinations.  (See page 466.)” (S&H 594:22)
            Question. — What are spirits and souls?
            Answer. — To human belief, they are personalities constituted of mind and matter, life and death, truth and error, good and evil; but those contrasting pairs of terms represent contraries, as Christian Science reveals, which neither dwell together nor assimilate.  Truth is immortal; error is mortal.  Truth is limitless; error is limited.  Truth is intelligent; error is non-intelligent.  Moreover, Truth is real, and error is unreal.  This last statement contains the point you will most reluctantly admit, although first and last it is the most important to understand.
            “The term souls or spirits is as improper as the term gods.  Soul or Spirit signifies Deity and nothing else.  There is no finite soul nor spirit.  Soul or Spirit means only one Mind, and cannot be rendered in the plural.  Heathen mythology and Jewish theology have perpetuated the fallacy that intelligence, soul, and life can be in matter; and idolatry and ritualism are the outcome of all man-made beliefs.  The Science of Christianity comes with fan in hand to separate the chaff from the wheat.  Science will declare God aright, and Christianity will demonstrate this declaration and its divine Principle, making mankind better physically, morally, and spiritually.” (S&H 466:7-31)

            Ark.  Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter.
            “God and man coexistent and eternal; Science showing that the spiritual realities of all things are created by Him and exist forever.  The ark indicates temptation overcome and followed by exaltation.” (S&H 581:8-14)

Temple                       (John 2:19-21)
Rock                           (Matt. 27:60)
Resurrection              (Luke 20; S&H 508:26-509:4)
Morning                     (Matt. 28:1; Morning Meal, Meal, John 21:4; S&H 34:29-35:9)

            Temple.”  Previously written.

            Rock.  Spiritual foundation; Truth.  Coldness and stubbornness.” (S&H 593:180

            Resurrection.  Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief {First Degree} yielding to spiritual understanding {Third Degree}.” (S&H 593:9)

            Morning.  Light; symbol of Truth; revelation and progress.” (S&H 591:23)

Christ                         (Luke 24:15-34)
Unknown                   (Acts 17:23)
Almighty                    (Ex. 6:3)
I Am
I or Ego

            Christ.  The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.” (S&H 583:10)

            Unknown.  That which spiritual sense alone comprehends, and which is unknown to the material senses.
            “Paganism and agnosticism may define Deity as ‘the great unknowable;’ but Christian Science brings God much nearer to man, and makes Him better known as the All-in-all, forever near.
            “Paul saw in Athens an altar dedicated ‘to the unknown God.’  Referring to it, he said to the Athenians:  ‘Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, Him declare I unto you.’ (Acts xvii. 23.)” (S&H 596:1-10)

            Almighty.  All-power; infinity; omnipotence.” (S&H 581:3)

            Intelligence.  Substance; self-existent and eternal Mind; that which is never unconscious nor limited.
            “See chapter on Recapitulation, page 469.” (S&H 588:24-26)
            Question. — What is intelligence?
            Answer. — Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence.  It is the primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle, — Life, Truth, and Love, — named God.” (S&H569:7-11)

            Mind.  The only I, or Us; the only Spirit, Soul, divine Principle, substance, Life, Truth, Love; the one God; not that which is in man, but the divine Principle, or God, of whom man is the full and perfect expression; Deity, which outlines but is not outlined.” (S&H 591:16)

            God.  The great I am;  the all-knowing, all-seeing, all-acting, all-wise, all-loving, and eternal; Principle; Mind; Soul; Spirit; Life; Truth; Love;[3] all substance; intelligence.”

            I Am.  God; incorporeal and eternal Mind; divine Principle; the only Ego.” (S&H 588:20)

            I, or Ego.  Divine Principle; Spirit; Soul; incorporeal, unerring, immortal, and eternal Mind.
            “There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle.  All the objects of God’s creation reflect one Mind, and whatever reflects not this one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material.” (S&H 588:9-19)

            Man.  The compound idea of infinite Spirit; the spiritual image and likeness of God; the full representation of Mind.” (S&H 591:5)

            You.  As applied to corporeality, a mortal; finity.” (S&H 599:3)

Firmament                             (Acts 1:10-14)
(Ascension in Mt.) Zion          (Mt. of Olives)

            Firmament.  Spiritual understanding; the scientific line of demarcation between Truth and error, between Spirit and so-called matter.” (S&H 586:15)

            Zion.  Spiritual foundation and superstructure; inspiration; spiritual strength.  Emptiness; unfaithfulness; desolation.” (S&H 599:6)

Jerusalem       (Acts 1:5-8—Sent the disciples to await the descent of the)
Holy Ghost                 (Acts 2)

            Jerusalem.  Mortal belief and knowledge obtained from the five corporeal senses; the pride of power and the power of pride; sensuality; envy; oppression; tyranny.  Home, heaven.” (S&H 589:12)

            Holy Ghost.  Divine Science; the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love.” (S&H 588:7)

Believing                     (Mark 16:16  Christian
Baptism                                  necessity.)

            Believing.  Firmness and constancy; not a faltering nor a blind faith, but the perception of spiritual Truth.  Mortal thoughts, illusion.” (S&H 582:1)

            Baptism.”  Already written.

To the end of
Heaven                       (Rev. 10:1 – the Little Book Open – revealing the…)
Kingdom of                (Luke 17:20, 21) within
Heaven                   (woman—“Spiritual sunlight,” “marginal topic” S&H 561:22-31)
Woman clothed with the…
Sun                 “Woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet and upon her head
a crown of twelve stars” (Rev. 12:1).

The fourth Mary window.

The fourth Mary window.

Jerusalem                   coming down from heaven (Rev. 21:2, 10)
prepared as a
Bride                           adorned for her husband—embracing the
twelve elements of

            Salvation.  Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed.” (S&H 593:20)  The word salvation is defined as Science of health, so today’s salvation comes through SCIENCE AND HEALTH KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES, by Reverend Mary Baker Eddy.

            Heaven.  Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul.” (S&H 587:25)

            Kingdom of Heaven.  The reign of harmony in divine Science; the realm of unerring, eternal, and omnipotent Mind; the atmosphere of Spirit, where Soul is supreme.” (S&H 590:1)

            Sun.  The symbol of Soul governing man, — of Truth, Life, and Love.” (S&H 595:1)

            New Jerusalem.  Divine Science; the spiritual facts and harmony of the universe; the kingdom of heaven, the reign of harmony.” (S&H 592:18)  {Remember that the spiritual definition of Jerusalem (different from New Jerusalem) is “Home, heaven.”  Below is the New Jerusalem artichoke matrix.  A Jerusalem artichoke is a sunflower.}

RecapitulationCenter Hub of Window of the Open Book

            Bride.”  Already given on page 1.

            Church.  The structure of Truth and Love; whatsoever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle.
            “The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.” (S&H 583:12-19)

            This ends the “Glossary” as presented by Alice Orgain in AS IT IS.  However, she did leave out the following definitions:

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

            Error.  See chapter on Recapitulation, page 472.” (S&H 585:15)
            Question. — What is error?
            Answer. —  Error is a supposition that pleasure and pain, that intelligence, substance, life, are existent in matter.  Error is neither Mind nor one of Mind’s faculties.  Error is the contradiction of Truth.  Error is a belief without understanding.  Error is unreal because untrue.  It is that which seemeth to be and is not.  If error were true, its truth would be error, and we should have a self-evident absurdity—namely, erroneous truth.  Thus we should continue to lose the standard of Truth.” (S&H 472:13-22)

            Life.  See chapter on Recapitulation, page 468.” (S&H 590:14)
            Question. —  What is Life?
            Answer. —  Life is divine Principle, Mind, Soul, Spirit.  {This order presents the first four synonyms in the order of Christianity.}  Life is without beginning and without end.  Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity.  One ceases in proportion as the other is recognized.  Time is finite; eternity is forever infinite.  Life is neither in nor of matter.  What is termed matter is unknown to Spirit, which includes in itself all substance and is Life eternal.  Matter is a human concept.   Life is divine Mind.  Life is not limited.  Death and finiteness are unknown to Life.  If Life ever had a beginning, it would also have an ending.” (S&H 468:25-469:6)

            Lord.  In the Hebrew, this term is sometimes employed as a title, which has the inferior sense of master, or ruler.  In the Greek, the word kurios almost always has this lower sense, unless specially coupled with the name God.  Its higher signification is Supreme Ruler.” (S&H 590:15)

            Principle.  See chapter on Recapitulation, page 465.” (S&H 593:3)
            Question. —  Is there more than one God or Principle?
            Answer. — There is not.  Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe.  Omni is adopted from the Latin adjective signifying all.  Hence God combines all-power or potency, all-science or true knowledge, all-presence.  The varied manifestations of Christian Science indicate Mind, never matter, and have one Principle.” (S&H 465:16-466:6)

            Souls.  See chapter on Recapitulation, page 466.” (S&H 594:18)
            This is already written under “Spirits.

            Substance.  See chapter on Recapitulation, page 468.” (S&H 594:25)
            Question. — What is substance?
            Answer. — Substance is that which is eternal and incapable of discord and decay.  Truth, Life, and Love are substance, as the Scriptures use the word in Hebrews:  ‘The substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’  Spirit, the synonym of Mind, Soul, or God, is the only real substance.  The spiritual universe, including man, is a compound idea, reflecting the divine substance of Spirit.” (S&H 468:16-24)


[1] AS IT IS, by Alice Orgain, p. 247

[2] Ibid, p. 255

[3] The is the Christianity order for the seven synonymous terms for God.