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Category: New York Seal

Mary Baker Eddy’s Will (4)

     The following quote is from Andrew W. Hartsook’s book CHRISTIAN SCIENCE After 1910 (page 196).  It is a paragraph from Mary Baker Eddy’s Last Will and Testament.  Since the item is “4” I feel that what is written in the following paragraph has to do with the divine calculus — the Word, the Christ, Christianity, and Science.  More specifically, it has to do with the squared-cycle (or if you prefer, the squared-circle) of Science.

“4.  I give and bequeath to Mrs. Pamila J. Leonard, of Brooklyn, New York, the sum of Three Thousand Dollars ($3,000); to Mrs. Augusta Stetson, of New York City, my “crown of diamonds” breastpin; to Mrs. Laura Lathrop, of New York City, my diamond cross; to Mrs. Rose Kent, of Jamestown, New York, my gold watch and chain; and to Henry M. Baker, of Bow, New Hampshire, my portrait set in diamonds.”
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The New York State Seal and the Two Sentinels

     A question came to me after writing about the Christian Science Sentinel’s cover changes in my last post.  “Why did the two women have their eyes shut at first and then later on, that same year, have their eyes open?”  Certainly, to be a sentinel you must have your eyes open.  What was it that Mary Baker Eddy was symbolizing when she had their eyes shut?

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