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Category: Judge S. J. Hanna

THE THREE TABERNACLES – Part 2

CHAPTER 10 (Continued)

                                                         SCIENCE
             THE PARAMOUNT MATRIX (1894) – EARTH*STAR VOYAGER
                                    “THE EDIFICE – MOTHER’S CHURCH
                        “The First Tabernacle—“creation,” (S&H 517:9)

Shadowchurch

            In the drawing above of The First Church of Christ Scientist, in Boston, it stands alone without the Extension.  Notice that there is the dove of divine Science descending down with a detached branch in its beak.  This matches the dove seen in the second drawing for the eleventh Illustration in Christ and Christmas titled THE WAY (seen below is part of THE WAY, as the dove is hard to make out in the full view I have of the Illustration).

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            “The (little) Mother Church is the best interpreter of the limitations of ‘Mother.’  It is lighted by {a star with seven points of light, in the skylight of the auditorium (a picture of this skylight is seen further on)} …and the vestibule leading to Mother’s Room (the latter closed in 1908, Nov. 21, 1908, Sentinel), is also lighted by a seven pointed star {which I do not have a picture of}.” (p. 474)

Bird's Eye View

            Above is a drawing I did, several years ago (even before I saw a satellite photo of the Church) of the original Edifice in Boston.  I am not sure I am accurate with the directions in it either (without actually going there and knowing where true North is located at).  The skylight window is oversized.  In the center of the skylight is the seven-pointed Star, like the one seen in the Vestry.  Below is a close up of what Assembly would look like if it had taken place in the Disney movie Earth*Star Voyager.

Assembly

Assembly

            To me the seven points of each star represents the seven synonymous terms for God:  Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, and Love.  At this time I would like to insert a portion of a letter written by David Nolan in 2003 about Mother’s Room.

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“The Spiritual Idea” Part 1

            The Spiritual Idea Has Given the Understanding a Foothold in Christian Science.”  (SCIENCE AND HEALTH 534:30-535:1)

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Linear Progression of Christ and Christmas and Levels of Windows, Pt. 1

 

The Linear Progression of Christ and Christmas and the Levels of the “Picture Windows” to The First Church of Christ Scientist (Part 1)

 

     On Saint Patrick’s Day of 2014 I received a manuscript in the mail from a friend of mine.   The author of the manuscript is J. W. S. Cox (a Doorly student).  The first part is about the illustrations of Mary Baker Eddy’s poem Christ and Christmas, which Mr. Cox presents in a linear progression.  The second part is about most of the windows found in The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts. What Mr. Cox presents seems to be correct for the linear progression, however, if we were to analyze the poem and illustrations in the pyramid or circular matrixes then we would come out with a different outcome for the matrix structures.  There is also the graphics in the earlier editions that we must pay attention to.  All of these different ways of looking at the poem book have presented in other posts.

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Judge Hanna’s Christ and Christmas – Part 6

MRS. EDDY’S EXPLANATION OF THE ILLUSTRATED POEM “CHRIST AND CHRISTMAS”  AS GIVEN BY JUDGE SEPTIMUS J. HANNA    Part 6

We are now ready to take our fifth step up on the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth to its apex capstone.  This illustration is different from the rest of the illustrations because it fills the tone of Truth on the Side of Life and the Side of Light.  I feel that the first illustration drawn for the earlier edition may have had an old woman in the bed.  It could be an old man, but I am not sure about it.  I know for sure, after reading Recollections of Mary Baker Eddy by James F. Gilman, that the person in the bed of the first illustration was meant to be a man.  There is no doubt that the later edition is of an old man because he has a beard.  Was the man changed because having a beard meant that he was more seriously ill?  There certainly is more medicine on the table in the later illustration.  Also, the first illustration has a dark mantle on Mary Baker Eddy (as Jesus is depicted having), while in the later illustrations her mantle is white.  On the Side of Life her mantle is black, while on the Side of Light her mantle is white.  I think this is due to the fact that the dark mantle is symbolic of material organization which is bound to the Letter of the Law because man is BELIEVED to be a sinner.  It is this false teaching of scholastic theology that Mary Baker Eddy must heal – the belief  that man has fallen and cannot get up – cannot get to  heaven.  The white mantle, on the other side, symbolizes the spiritual system of Scientific understanding which demonstrates the Spirit of the Law resulting in Christian Science Healing.

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Judge Hanna’s Christ and Christmas – Part 5

MRS. EDDY’S EXPLANATION OF THE ILLUSTRATED POEM “CHRIST AND CHRISTMAS”  AS GIVEN BY JUDGE SEPTIMUS J. HANNA    Part 5

We are now ready to take our fourth step up on the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.  Remember, all my additions to the Hanna manuscript are in bold letters.

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Judge Hanna’s Christ and Christmas – Part 4

MRS. EDDY’S EXPLANATION OF THE ILLUSTRATED POEM “CHRIST AND CHRISTMAS”  AS GIVEN BY JUDGE SEPTIMUS J. HANNA    Part 4

We are now ready to take our third step up on the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.  Remember, all my additions to the Hanna manuscript are in bold letters.

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Judge Hanna’s Christ and Christmas – Part 3

MRS. EDDY’S EXPLANATION OF THE ILLUSTRATED POEM “CHRIST AND CHRISTMAS”  AS GIVEN BY JUDGE SEPTIMUS J. HANNA    Pt. 3

We are now ready to take our second step up on the Major Pyramid Matrix of Truth.  Remember, all my additions to the Hanna manuscript are in bold letters.

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Judge Hanna’s Christ and Christmas – Part 2

MRS. EDDY’S EXPLANATION OF THE ILLUSTRATED POEM “CHRIST AND CHRISTMAS”  AS GIVEN BY JUDGE SEPTIMUS J. HANNA    Part 2

 

We are ready to move up the pyramid matrix to the point of Spirit and absolute Christian Science.  My comments are once again in bold.

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Judge Hanna’s Christ And Christmas – Part 1

The following is from THE INDIVIDUAL CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST  Volume 38 Number 2 for October 2013 – pages 18-24, 27-28.  The first section is said to be a typed page of Judge Hanna’s notes on Christ and Christmas.  After this section from TICS I begin on the manuscript attributed to Judge Hanna’s notes.  All of my comments will be in bold.

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Graphic Types for Christ and Christmas

     Before beginning with the main body of this text I would like to talk to you about the June 5, 2012 transit of Venus across the sun.  Originally I read that the transit would take place on the 6th, perhaps this was a miscalculation in that 2012 is a leap year?  But it really does not matter what day, however, I do find the 5th interesting symbolically as it takes eight years for Venus to travel the path of the five pointed star.  In addition, the transit is God’s perfect symbol for the woman God-crowned of Revelation 12.  Venus is the Morning Star.  And this Morning Star of the woman God-crowned is most important in relation to Christian Science as symbolized in Mary Baker Eddy’s illustrated poem Christ and Christmas.  What this star stands for is the light (Mind) of divine Science.

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