Lu Mountain

Rolf A. F. Witzsche

Element 16

The novel: 8 - Lu Mountain
Textbook: 16 - The Apocalypse
Metaphors: The Morning Star
Manual element: Church Manual

First row: Day - the Word of Life, Truth, and Love - the North Star, the Polar Magnet of Revelation - divine omnipotence

4th column: Divine Science - westward, to the grand realization of the Golden Shore of Love and the Peaceful Sea of Harmony. sunset - God is infinite

River: Euphrates - 
Divine Science encompassing the universe and man...


The final novel in the series, Lu Mountain, coincides sequentially with the highest element in the last column. However, the notion of finality is invalid in the dynamic empire of infinite Mind that is ever unfolding from its boundless basis. But we can perceive an endpoint in humanist terms is respect to the end of long struggles that fade into oblivion in the footsteps of healing. There is a mountain in China, Lu Mountain, that is renowned in Chinese history as the lodging place for many a healer. When a healing is accomplished a struggle ends. But when the healing is spiritual, accomplished by spiritual means, the struggle doesn't just end; it ends with the sparkle of a new dawn and a new and brighter sunrise. Mary Baker Eddy's Church Manual can been seen in this manner. While it is specific for the government of her church, it is universal in its significance as a statement of progression of principles that are essential for the development of civilization. The final chapter in her textbook is likewise significant in this manner. The title of the chapter is, The Apocalypse, referring to the end of all evil on the path of scientific and spiritual development with which the biblical book of Revelation ends. Mary Baker Eddy's chapter ends with a reference to this biblically promised ending in the form of a city foursquare descending from God, infinite Mind, to man as a boundless platform for an active peace. She presents profound definitions for the dimensions of this city foursquare, which she herself made the center for all of her achievements. All of her major works have been designed to be structurally contributory to this one central structure, comprising a healing of religion with Science and an open door to infinite discoveries and progressive development.

In the novel China symbolizes this boundless dimension in contrast to the imperial western world that is on the fast track of denying itself and destroying its culture and its achievements. But this contrast in which China is seen in the novel is merely symbolic as China's train runs fundamentally on the same track with the rest of the world. No nation can be cited in the modern world as an exemplar, even to some degree, of the empire of infinite Mind. In this sense the whole of mankind stands as kindred searchers at the foot of Lu Mountain seeking a healing that it cannot even define, but whit it knows must be achieved. Still, there is one principle that stands out as beacon in the night, the one principle that is threaded through all history, which is the Principle of Universal Love. Nor does anyone own it. When this principle becomes the guiding light it does so universally as it has in all the great periods of renaissance. Thus, the real Lu Mountain is not a place in a far off land, but is divine Science, the science of Love, of infinite Mind, of the harmonizing Spirit, the power of Principle, the universal center for all healing. This stands before us now as the potential light of our future.


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