reported that when Mary Baker Eddy taught her classes on Christian Science in
the late 1800s, she requested her students on their first day in class to go out
and heal someone. This wasn't asked by her after years of the students studying
with her, which didn't happen anyway, nor did she make this demand on only of
the most inspired of the students. She expected the ability to heal, of all her
students, and on the very first day of her classes. It is reported that all the
student did so, and that all were successful.
ability been buried? Has it become lost?
Eddy had created a seal which she placed on the cover of her textbook. The seal represents
what she stood for. Inside the circumference of the seal she inscribed
four demands, urged by Christ Jesus (Matt.
1 Heal the
2 Raise the
4 Cast out
Baker Eddy extensively reworked her seal after 1901 into the one shown above,
she did not alter the four demands. (earlier version)
I see the
four demands as related to the four columns of the city foursquare.
interesting to note that the command to heal the sick is coincident with the
first column, the column of the dawn (northward), and with the river Pison
(defined in the glossary of her textbook as: "The love of the good and beautiful and
Eddy may have said to
her pupils that while there is no reality in evil, it affects the afflicted as
though it was real. She may have added that it is easy to heal those receptive
of the truth - therefore, students, go and heal someone. As far as I know, they
all did so, as did the 70 that Christ Jesus had sent forth.
are many in modern society who are however 'dead' to the truth, and perhaps more
so today than in Mary Baker Eddy's time. She may have said to
her students even then, that those cases are slightly more difficult to heal, since
the afflicted by this 'death' have to
be woken up first.
I see this necessary
demand as a 'sunrise' call to create a new renaissance in civilization, which is coincident
with the river Gihon (defined by Mary Baker Eddy as, "the rights of woman
acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially.")
"woman" referred to in Mary Baker Eddy's definition for the river Gihon, John's God-crowned
woman of the Apocalypse ending all evil, crowned with 12 stars? (Rev. 12) Mary
Baker Eddy refers to the woman in her textbook.
woman in the Apocalypse symbolizes generic man, the spiritual idea of God; she
illustrates the coincidence of God and man as the divine Principle and divine
refers to the stars as "the stars of rejoicing."
I have addressed this subject at
the end of my article on mental malpractice and animal magnetism.
See the link below.
Malpractice & Animal Magnetism
3 In the
heat of the day
The third column
is oriented southward where the sun gains its highest point of the day, the
"heat" of the day where the great challenges of human living are met,
or society fails to meet the human needs.
exposure is coincident with the third river from Genesis, the river Hiddekel,
which Mary Baker Eddy symbolically defines as, "Divine Science understood
third demand applies,
to "cleanse the lepers." This demand is of vital significance today.
This demand definitely still
applies, even though leprosy was almost non-existing in the USA in Mary Baker
Eddy's time, nor was it a great problem worldwide. The special focus on leprosy
in Mary Baker Eddy's seal had evidently a different purpose. We do have far
worse endemic problems to deal with in our age that soil the face of humanity
more horribly than the plague of leprosy in ancient time ever did.
demand in her seal, to cleanse the leprosy from the human landscape, stands
evidently in metaphor for cleansing the more horrible plagues of our modern age.
plagues of slavery,
the leprosy of the modern age
Baker Eddy's time the equivalent to leprosy had definitely been the scourge of slavery. The discovery
of Christian Science itself, evidently by its timing, arose out of the great prayers in
America over a span of 30 years to banish slavery once and for all from the
world. Mary Baker Eddy had made her breakthrough discovery within months after the
Civil War had ended in which this long-sought healing was achieved on the
political level, though not on the mental level where the universal victory
still lies before us together with the consequences of unrealized healing.
the American Civil War
would have been avoided if Andrew Jackson had been blocked who had opened the
door to mass slavery in the USA. The scourge of slavery, the leprosy of America, should
have been cleansed from the land at this time. But this wasn't done. The
opposite happened. As John Quincy Adams
had warned at the time - saying that this ('leprosy') would lead to civil war if left
unhealed - a horrible war resulted in which over 600,000 people paid the price with their
life for the omitted earlier healing.
world the 'leprosy' has a more ugly face. This face is universal
fascism, politely named monetarism. Its deity is terror, property, thievery,
poverty, starvation, death. That's the face of the god of money.
of money is the
opposite of the God of Love. The god of money is an executioner. Every war in
history was fought in its name, with the dead counted in the hundreds of
millions. The masters of the highest throne of monetarism in the world want to
execute 6 billion people, which they say are too many in the world. They aim to
achieve this execution by stealing all the money in the world - a deliberate
policy to collapse civilization and humanity with it. The comparison of this
'plague' with leprosy is actually too mild, but it has to do as no uglier plague
exists or has ever existed.
the God of Love
is life-giving, life-supporting, life-enriching. The God of Love is the heart of
civilization, reflected in love in the flow of which all human needs are met. On
the wings of the God of Love civilization has advanced to support 5000 times as
many people than the primitive earth had once supported with its own, meagre,
'natural' devices. If we let go of the God of Love, we let go of life.
God of Love is displaced with the leprosy of the god of money in the religion of
monetarism, civilization invariably dies and humanity dies with it. The policies
of universal death that are evermore cooked up in the secret chambers of the
highest thrones where money rules and love is banished, are but secondary of the
mental 'leprosy' that is convulsing the world.
presently unfolds towards consequences for
which no precedent exists in history. Civilization is in grave danger in a world
where love that meets all human need is banished and the poverty of money is
enthroned that serves no one but its own end and spits on the human need.
You may find my article on love
(below) useful for
gaining a glimpse of the presently unfolding horror of this 'leprosy' that has been left unhealed
for far too long.
Once Was Love, Love Can be Again
The modern 'leprosy,' politely named monetarism, has been left unhealed now for so long
that it threatens to explode into another big war, which this time
threatens to be a thermonuclear war in which not merely 0.6 of a million people will perish as
in the Civil War, but more than
6000 million people will likely loose their life this time around, if not total extinction
The bases are loaded for the greatest extreme imaginable to happen, and the driver
for this death, as always, is monetarism, the terror-god of money that
has destroyed all human values and made a joke of love - of Love reflected in
forged template for the universal bank
bail-in policy of monetarism gone hog wild, a form of universal legal thievery,
may have the same effect as a nuclear war. In any
case, it is the stated goal of empire to achieve this effect: to artificially reduce the world
population from the current 7 billion people, to about 1 billion. Would you like
to be depopulated? The 'leprosy'
of monetarism is evidently promoted towards this end, and will get you there if
the trend is not reversed.
Baker Eddy's third demand, to cleanse humanity of the 'leprosy' that has infested the
human fabric, is obviously the most critical demand in our time. No decisive steps
towards a victory have yet been accomplished towards the cleansing of this
'leprosy.' However, no matter how difficult the challenge before us seems to be
for this task to be accomplished, this greater task must be met, because the
demand for it is no less imperative than
the lesser demand, to heal the sick.
Baker Eddy points out with her definition for the applicable river, Hiddekel,
the healing resource for getting the job done is located in the channel of "Divine
Science understood and acknowledged," for which no alternative exists that
is equal to the task.
Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony
orientation of the fourth column is westward to the golden sunset of realized
achievement. The corresponding fourth river is Euphrates, defined by Mary Baker
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. (P.585)
Baker Eddy's fourth demand, to
cast out 'demons' evidently refer to getting rid of cultivated small-minded thinking.
This culminating task is evidently even greater in scope than all the tasks
preceding it. Here, the universal temptation is to belittle the advance of science on which the freedom of
humanity rests, both in terms of divine Science, and also in physical and
On this front the challenge for victory is not even on the agenda, even though
it is the greatest of all the challenges.
all the challenges related to the first three challenges are met, which are
after all merely mental challenges, society will still have to meet the
challenges that the astrophysical dynamics impose on the Earth, such as asteroid
impacts and the changing climates of the now ongoing ice age transition. The
advance of science, the unfolding gift of the recognition of divine Principle,
offers an open door to meeting the greater challenges with technological
advances and advanced infrastructures.
society stands not even near this open gate where all the human needs are easily
met, but bows to poverty and politically created fairy tales, such as the global
warming dogma for which vast amounts of food are presently being burned as
biofuels in amounts that could have nourished hundreds of millions of people,
which a committed to starvation and death. (see: Mass
Murder with Biofuels)
You may find
it useful at this point to correlate the four demands on Mary Baker Eddy seal with the four columns of
the city foursquare that she brought all of her works into. You may find it
useful to especially relate the four demands with the Lord's Prayer, and its relationship
to the four columns. I have provided a mapping of the relationship presented at
the end of the page on
the link below.
a Church of Christ Scientist
You may also
be interested in viewing my video on the Lord's Prayer.
of the Lord's Prayer
back to "healing the sick"
I can see
Christian Science healing unfolding as a process of 'quiet power.' It may also be called the power
of divine Principle. I like the term 'quiet power,' because it doesn't come with
the attachments of pomp,
arrogance, scholarism, status, and personal force. Good is impersonal. I like to
see the process of healing as an impersonal process. This may have been the
reason why Mary Baker Eddy confidently sent her students out to heal in the
first day of her classes.
Also I don't see
Mary Baker Eddy as the God-crowned woman of Revelation as some people suggest.
Neither do I think that Christian
Science is a personal gift by Mary Baker Eddy to the world. I see it as the gift of God
to a struggling humanity. The unfolding divine idea man, reflecting God, has many stars in its
crown. These, to some degree, include us all.
usage, 12 is not a finite number, but represents great abundance, something big
and wide. This convention is used almost 300 times in the Bible. Thus I see the
God-crowned woman in Revelation as a combination of science (reflecting
Principle and Mind) and humanity (Love reflected in love, and so on), which
together are the greatest active expression of God coming to light on this planet that I can think
You may like
my video on healing that projects a certainty for victory, in this context. The
title is: A girl named Lianhua
Girl Name Lianhua