Baker Eddy has laboured 44 years to get such critical points across, which
likely no one got more than just a faint inkling of, which obviously also
were pioneering territory for her. The 44 years of her life since her
discovery of what she called the "absolute divine Principle of scientific
mental healing" (S&H
p.107), were for her years of continued discoveries, building, practicing,
setting up trial balloons, taking them down, and so on, until a firm
foundation was established, with a firm structure erected on it.
created 3 videos exploring Mary Baker Eddy's development period, spanning
roughly 15 years each. I drew into their context some of Mary Baker Eddy's
most revolutionary concepts, specific to each period.
I named the series,
"Mother's Academy" in acknowledging her own revolutionary name
for the church she founded, which she gave the spiritual title, the
"Mother Church." She, herself, was often referred to,
affectionately, as "Mother." Some say that the term
"Mother" simply signifies that the church has branches in many
parts of the world. However, if one brings the term into the context of
the "City of God" idea, the term "Mother" likely
signifies her participating in the creative divine design that has its
expression on the second level. She acknowledged thereby to having had an
active part in participating with God in the expression of divine Sprit.
With this in mind, I am keeping the term "Mother" alive.
Also, Mary Baker
Eddy never operated a formal institution that she called an Academy. I
chose the term to signify an environment, rather than a place, where
discoveries are made and shared, where active participation makes the
grade, something on a higher level than teaching.