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Editorial Title: And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies...
Author: Mary Baker Eddy 
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Date: June 23, 1879
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Math 6th 28 – 29th versesMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: Matt 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
Lecture
Given at Parker Fraternity Hall
Sunday June 23rd 1879
Extemporaneously— By Mrs. M. B. Glover Eddy
Subject

And why take ye thought for raiment consider the lilies of the field they toil not etcMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of theseMatt 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (holding up a bouquetAs Written:boquet) but who hath clothed the flowers, who gave them outline, and painted theirAs Written:theseir fair petals? was there a hand that did it? and was this hand flesh and bones? was it matter or was it mind that painted the flower with fingers of light? Is there Intelligence in a seed, an artist within a grain of mustard? what and where is this Intelligence – at work for all; and what is this Omnipotent, limitless Infinite Mind, that shadows forth these tiny representatives of its own innate and intrinsic quality, beauty

Do you say my mind can picture a flower in thought but my hands must outline form and tint that flower? then do you not see there is no resemblance between a personal action and Gods works, or the action of the Mind that creates all. But if mortal mind had not been at work to the result you named, could your hands have formed the waxen leaf? it is you and not your hands that evolves the ideals of Mind, and every method whereby mind is expressed. Annihilate mind and there could be no flowers no phenomena, no action — all is Mind matter is but a belief that mortal mind entertains. ; and Mind cannot result in matter; therefore it cannot produce matter – it is as impossible for mind to result in a material flower as for a flower at length to become mind one species cannot produce its opposite species. You say the seed makes the flower — I say that both seed and flower are thoughts, eliminated from Mind; mortal mind calls them matter but to the Immortal and Omnipotent Mind they are thoughts and thoughts are things but they are Spiritual things. "He made every plant before it was in the ground"Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. . Now you ask is there anything to verify this statement? yes a very wicked thing will do it, the action of a wicked will proves it mesmerism shows the result. Belief is one of the properties is a quality of mortal mind, by acting upon the belief a mesmerist will cause what is termed matter to change its forms and appearances so that a flower instantly may become a serpent to him who believes it; hallucinationAs Written:halucination and delirium tremensEditorial Note: Delirium Tremens, Latin for “shaking frenzy,” are symptoms that sometimes accompany an alcoholic’s withdrawal from the drug. The symptoms often include vivid and frightening mental images. prove that objects of sense are but the creations of mind Belief governs all the conclusions of mortal mind; the Omnipotent Mind intelligence illustrated this to the Hebrew law-giver when his staff became a serpent, and he was afraid of it and his hand became leprousAs Written:lepros and was healed without liniment or lotions. These proofs were important to the mission of Moses — first, becauseAs Written:becaused they proved that matter was not something or a primitive condition but simply what a man believes it sees it feels it in fine what the senses say of it second because the understanding of this fact destroysAs Written:destros his fear of matter — third, because it revealed a practical Principle by which the sick are healed. Moses would have been a necromancer or mesmerist, had not God equippedAs Written:equiped him with the Spirit of the ten commandments which made him a law to himself, a that was a prohibition to evil. God which is Truth Life and Love shew Moses how to do good through this guided Moses and his awakened understanding but not how to do evil by means of it left him not a trickster to cajole or to wrong his race Moses could not abuse thise power for thate Immortal and unerring Mind, and not the erring and mortal and evil, gave him had given that power confers Abiding by the ten commandments the servant of God commissioned to do good cannot trespass on the rights of mind, cannot steal its treasures, or kill its joys — than it can be a thief of material things and a murderer the power of Moses of Prophet and of Apostle to heal the sick was Christian Science, not mesmerism of the malpractice of mind that breaks the ten commandmentsEx 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Ex 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Ex 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Ex 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Ex 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Ex 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: Ex 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: Ex 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Ex 20:12 ¶Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. Ex 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Ex 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. Ex 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Ex 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. is an outlaw a secret assassin trespassesing on the secret thoughts and intermeddlingAs Written:intermeddleing with the most sacred rights of mind. The primitive christians demonstrations of the power of mind was limited to divine Science that should govern all phenomena since it gives harmony to all and not discord to none [*]Editorial Note: Two metamarks that look like crosses or Xs follow this paragraph.

That matter is but manifest mind our night dreams afford evidence; we see, hear, feel etc, — in our night dreams the same as in our day dream, objects have the same solidity to our touch, flowers the same fragrance and landscape the same variety, — beauty has its all pervading charm, friendship its joy hatred its malice, sickness its pain, etc, — but mind is all that sees, hears, feels, or takes cognizance of this endless variety and passing panoramaAs Written:panarama — called matter. And why take ye thought for raiment consider the lilies of the field they toil not neither do they spinMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: We all shall learn that Life in matter is but a dream, a belief, whether this dream goes on with open or closed lids; and our final waking without matter where all is Mind will prove this. Dreams have defied philosophy, simply because we are dreaming habitually, and much of our philosophy is a dream! There is a universal as well as individual belief of this mortal and erring mind and we call this universal belief a law of matter; there is a universal law of the Omnipotent unerring Mind — but this law is moral and spiritual let us be careful not to blend these two in our reckonings and mistake the one for the other —. Jesus nor Paul ever spake of a law of health, therefore, when those that believed in laws material attempted to heal after the manner of the Apostles error indignant retorted "Christ we know and Paul we know but who are you"Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? ? Whoever would convince the mortal lawgivers to health and physics that matter never made a law, and that Jesus refused to recognize such a supposed law and healed contrary to it with metaphysics — has something to do, even though his demonstration walking over the conditions of their supposed laws, proves them null and void. These abstract statements of an occult science are valuable to you only in proportion to the good they do, and if you fully understood them it would enable you to heal the sick on a the Metaphysical basis; and only because you do not understand them yet, are you not able to heal on this Principle. and Truth of being in defiance of material barriers I believe it has been reported we could walk to egg rockEditorial Note: Egg rock is a three-acre rocky land mass in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about two miles out from Lynn Beach on the Swampscott side of Nahant, Massachusetts. but we have no recollection of that transaction, and think the reporter must have placed that laurel on Metaphysics out of his own futile fancy [*]Editorial Note: A metamark that look like a cross or an X appears here. It is a universal concession of mortal mind that sin and sickness exist; and yet we all would like to make them nonexist; our only difference in opinions lies in the modus operandi of doing this. Theology treats sin scientifically in part it instructs us to believe if we would be saved. — then does not Theology hang the salvation of mortals on an action of the mind, and why not hang health on this same peg? Jesus did and it is self evident if the action of mind accomplishis so very much in one direction it can in another and that it requires less helpless credulity to conclude that we can restore health through the medium of mind and the understanding more easily than we can save through belief the Soul that you can see must be infinitely more than the body. Is it less possible through an action of mind to destroy inflammationAs Written:inflamation tubercles or ulcers of the lungs than to change instantaneously a outright sinner into a saint? I have cured throat disease consumption instantaneously through the action of mind but I have not succeeded so readily in curing a chronic sin and healing morally. The possiblity of healing the body through mind is already established, ancient Christianity furnished the precedent and proof, then wherefore delay to modernize this great good There is more materiality in sin than in sickness, it is more gross, the supposed material law producing it more imperative and mortal mind is less willing to part with sin than sickness therefore it is easier to heal sickness, than sin through mind Matter is inert its entire action is governed by mind and dependent on it mind whether this action be mental or physical; in our subdivision of terms hence the importance to understand the powers of mind, in motive conscience and capacity Metaphysics demand more, and point higher than any other educational process; but they demand proof instead of profession, and can demonstrate all they demand; Metaphysics requires Christ Truth to heal the sick whereas the modus in an other instances may be morphine or whiskey . We begin at foundations when we begin in mind and demand Truth. — The embryo of mortal and material man is error and the superstructure it builds are propensities malice falsehood yea delusion But Truth is the master of a lie and is tearing down its the false – and upbuilding the true both physically and morally hence the enmity between Truth, and error, and the outcry "why art thou come hither to torment us before the time"Matt 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? ; but physics are kneeling to Metaphysics – insomuchAs Written:in somuch as the spiritual survives the material and error goes down before Truth Whether is greater the potter that has power over the clay, or the Clay assuming power over the Potter? And which shall be the passport to confidence and the ensign of success, a material diploma or the mental equipment of Truth which shall be greater the stamp of physics, or the impress of Almighty God in Metaphysics? Mind is causation There we begins at the fountain to make pure the streams when we begin in with mind understood to govern the body (it will be governed right and never until then. Men busiey themselvfes to learn what matter is doing without mind, when it is self-evident it can do nothing, and treat disease as if matter was the only acting Intelligence. When I medicated on blotting paper pellet and powder according to Homeopathy, I verily believed medicine did the cure even when there was no medicine, and according to my belief so was it unto me.

[*]Editorial Note: A vertical line is drawn through this paragraph. See the scan of the original to view.From Aconitum to Zincum Oxydatum all through the two hundred and sixty remedies of the JahrEditorial Note: Dr. George Heinrich Gottleib Jahr (1800-1875) was the author of a popular manual of homeopathic remedies often known simply as "Jahr." Eddy owned and marked a copy of this book. — I could give the general symptoms, characteristic peculiarities, and moral symptoms to which each medicine was applied, and this helped me as a Pharmacist for when I shook the paper or the bottle that contained the drug thirty times in preparing it, and retained but one drop of the original tincture, to one hundred drops of prepared alcohol thirty times, I was thinking of thirty times what that remedy aught to cure; the result was I got more Metaphysics than physics into the dose; hence the potency of the higher attenuations and their increasing efficacy as matter disappeared and mind went into the medicine. I would attenuate Aconitum until it was no longer Aconite but sugar of milk; and this self same sugar named Aconite, would at once allay febrile symptoms, reduce the pulse, and promote powerful perspirations. I would take common table salt, one grain, call it Natrum Muriaticum, and then say it was a remedy for rheumatic affections, shortening of tendons, bad effects from chagrin and anger, diseases of the eye, ear, nose, etc, and shake it up to the highest attenuations where there is no salt, or the or the salt had lost its savor, and with this suppositional drug I have cured a patient in a collapsed state of typhoid fever. The highest attenuation I ever reached in Homeopathy was not to medicate the sugar of milk, and with this harmless dose I cured an inveterate case of dropsy! This was my last material medicine. I then

took a step forward, not from matter to mind but from mind to mind, for I had learned that Homeopathy was the steping stone to Metaphysics, if only Homeopathy would say there is nothing in a name and mind is more potent than milk coagulated. Here is a figure, I never thought of it before the infancy of Metaphysical healing was at a period of milk when the poison was going out of remedies and mind was coming into them. [?] Unclear or illegible [?] Unclear or illegible Again the opposite of this gentle origin is the CerberusEditorial Note: In mythology, Cerberus was a dog with more than one head that guarded the gates to the Underworld to keep souls from escaping. at the gate the malpractice of mental healing the dog that guards Hades according to Mythology and according to Revelations the dragon that was wroth with the woman and stood ready to devour the childRev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. as soon as it was born; but the child was caught up into heaven it was an immortal idea of Truth that reaches its own element of harmony and, and triumphs over envy and lies. Consider the lilies of the fieldMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: how they We have spoken of the power of mind, we will now instance the application of this power morally say upon a thief A friend to humanity seeks to reform this victim of sin, first with reason according to the intellect second with spiritual truth addressed to the sentiments third with Love that remonstrates, explains, and woos, He says to tell the thief you have made no gain by stealing but a terrible loss for matter hath no treasure to compare with the jewel of honesty, and if you lose this gem of mind you can gain nothing; money is less than manhood the cup is poisoned that you drink The wrong doer reflects, feels at first a slight twinge of self accusation is slightly uneasy finally he questions his own heart and flees before his inquiries; — his friend now persists, saying "the measure you mete shall be measured to you again full and running over"Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. God holds the scales of justice and they will be rightly adjusted, he will balance your account you are weighing against yourself, O let not the beam tremble, and tip on the side of wrong for thence will follow despair and doom Now look up your redemption draweth nighLuke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. . The transgressor is arousedAs Written:arroused, the dream and delusion of gain by stealingAs Written:steeling departs, he sees his madness, and seeing it reforms and is saved. That friend was a sound missionary he gave the angels joy, and if he received no acknowledgement on earth it was only because he was nearer angels than men and so must wait for his reward in heaven [*]Editorial Note: A metamark that look like a cross or an X appears here. Mind is a tribunal and it decides the case from the evidence before it, the mental pro or con of sin or sickness, determines the facts it makes the sin or the sickness.

[*]Editorial Note: A series of metamarks that look like crosses or Xs appear here.

The student of Metaphysical Science who decides not to be an honest man will abandon this mental method of cure sooner or later later for he ruins his own prospects adulterates his medicine and a poisonous mind is worse than poisonous drug wherewith to treat disease. You say is it not a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living GodHeb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. , Truth that proves itself? yes, unless you are honest and it should be Metaphysics, and the protection that Truth affords, can save us from the dishonest with the power it holds over error; The mental malpractitionerAs Written:malpractioner is a moral lepers cast out by Metaphysics, and that is why "this dragon is wroth with the woman"Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. and charges her with the sins he commitsAs Written:comits Truth hath its own glorious realm, calm, serene, steadfast; and error cannot forever reach this eternity of Soul. Our beautiful earth reflects a glorious Mind whose raiment is shining Soon she will be clad in soft emerald sheen with breath all fragrance and cheek all bloom; May is the beauty of the year, the best type of all the earth Her beauty dimples in the sunbeam, is cloistered in the buds voiceless as mind it comes forth a fairy nun to woo creation with the womanhood of wisdom. From earth we look higher and try the stars not as the chaldee to read in their effulgence the fate of men but to ask of mystery a token if in their midst mind hath its forms and personifications of thought as here, and we ask till tired fancy flees to more familiar things and fold her drooping wings below the skies Then forced by the hydraulics of Truth up higher, we at last take no thought about the raiment of matter and mind puts on her own white robes washed through suffering and made white in the blood of the lambRev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. tears wrung from innocence our Father hath then arrayed us in his own shiningAs Written:shinng garments and behold a greater than SolomonMatt 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. is here.

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Math 6th 28 – 29th versesMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: Matt 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy
Lecture
Given at Parker Fraternity Hall
Sunday June 23rd 1879
Extemporaneously— By Mrs. M. B. Glover Eddy
Subject
Matter is but manifest mind and Truth is the master of a lie —

And why take ye thought for raiment consider the lilies of the field they toil not etcMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of theseMatt 6:29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Luke 12:27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (holding up a boquetCorrected:bouquet) but who hathInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy clothed the flowers, who gave it themInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy outline, and painted theseirCorrected:their fair petals? was there a hand that did it? and was this hand flesh and bones? was it matter or was it mind that painted the flower with fingers of light? Is there Intelligence in a seed, an artist within a grain of mustard? what and where is this Intelligence – at work for all; and what is thisInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Omnipotent, limitless Infinite Mind, that shadows forth these tiny representatives of its own innate and intrinsic quality, beauty

Do you say my mind can picture a flower in thought but my hands must outline form and tint that flower? then do you not see there is no resemblance between a personal action and Gods works, or the action of the Mind that creates all. But if Mind mortal mindInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy hasd not been producing at work toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the result you named, could your hands have done it formed the waxen leafInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy? it is you and not your hands that evolves the ideals of Mind, and evolves every method whereby mind is expressed. Annihilate mind and there could be no flowers noInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy phenomena, no action — all is Mind matter is but a belief that mortal mind entertains. Mind is the Creator; and Mind cannot result in matter; therefore it cannot produce matter – it is as impossible for mind to produce matter as for matter to produce mind result in a material flower as for a flower to at length to become mindInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy one species cannot produce another its opposite species. You say the seed makes the flower — I say that both seed and flower are thoughts, eliminated from Mind; mortal mind calls them matter but to the Immortal and Omnipotent Mind they are thoughts and thoughts are things but they are Spiritual things. "He made every plant before it was in the ground"Gen 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. . Now you ask is there anything to verify this statement? yes a very wicked thing will do it, the action of a wicked will proves it mesmerism shows the result. Belief is one of the properties is a qualitiesy Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy of mortal mind, by acting upon the belief a mesmerist will cause what is termed matter to change its forms and appearances so that a flower may instantly mayInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy become a serpent to him who believes it; is a serpent; halucinationCorrected:hallucination and delirium tremensEditorial Note: Delirium Tremens, Latin for “shaking frenzy,” are symptoms that sometimes accompany an alcoholic’s withdrawal from the drug. The symptoms often include vivid and frightening mental images. prove that objects of sense are but the creations of mind Belief governs all the conclusions of mortal mind; the Omnipotent Mind intelligenceInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy illustrated this to the Hebrew law-giver when his staff became a serpent, and he was afraid of it and his hand became leprosCorrected:leprous and was healed without liniment or lotions. These proofs were important to the mission of Moses — first, becausedCorrected:because they proved that matter was not something orInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy a primitive condition but simply what a man believes it sees it feels it in fine what the senses say [?] Unclear or illegible of it Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy second because the understanding of this fact destrosCorrected:destroys his hisInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy fear of matter — third, because it revealed a practical Principle by which the sick are healed. Moses would have been a necromancer or mesmerist, had not God equipedCorrected:equipped him with the Spirit of the ten commandments which made him a law to himself, a that was aInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy prohibition to evil. God which is Truth Life and Love shew Moses how to do good through this guided Moses and hisInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy awakened understanding but not how to do evil by means of it left him not a trickster to cajole or to wrong [?] Unclear or illegible his raceInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Moses could not abuse thise power for thate Immortal and unerring Mind, and not the erring andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mortal and evil, gave him had given that power confersInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Abiding by the ten commandments the servant of God commissioned to do good cannot trespass on the rights of mind, cannot steal its treasures, or kill its joys — than it can be a thief of material things and a murdererInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the power of Moses of Prophet and ofInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Apostle to heal the sick was Christian Science, not mesmerism of the malpractice of mindInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy that breaks the ten commandmentsEx 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Ex 20:4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Ex 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; Ex 20:6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. Ex 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Ex 20:8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Ex 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: Ex 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: Ex 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. Ex 20:12 ¶Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Ex 20:13 Thou shalt not kill. Ex 20:14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. Ex 20:15 Thou shalt not steal. Ex 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. Ex 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s. that would rob virtue and kill Truth, that would and can is an outlaw a secret assassinInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy trespassesingInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy on the secret thoughts and intermeddleingCorrected:intermeddling with the most sacred rights of mind. The primitive christians demonstrations included the of the power of mind was limited to divine ScienceInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy of being that should govern all phenomena since whileInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy it gave gives harmony to allInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy and not discord to man noneInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy [*]Editorial Note: Two metamarks that look like crosses or Xs follow this paragraph.

That matter is but manifest mind our night dreams afford evidence; we see, hear, feel etc, — in our night dreams the same as in our day dream, objects have the same solidity to our touch, flowers the same fragrance and landscape the same variety, — beauty has its all pervading charm, friendship its joy hatred its malice, sickness its pain, etc, — but mind is all that sees, hears, feels, or takes cognizance of this endless variety and passing panaramaCorrected:panorama — called matter. And why take ye thought for raiment consider the lilies of the field they toil not neither do they spinMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: We all shall learn that Life in matter is but a dream, a belief, whether this dream goes on with open or closed lids; and our final wakening without matter where all is Mind will prove this. Dreams have defied philosophy, simply because we are dreaming habitually, and much of our philosophy is a dream! There is a universal belief as well as individual belief called of thisInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mortal or andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy erring mind whereas andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy we call this universalInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy belief a law of matter; there is a universal law of the Omnipotent unerring Mind — but this law is moral and spiritual let us be careful not to blend these two in our reckonings and mistake the one for the otherInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy —. Jesus nor Paul ever spake of a law of health, therefore, when those that believed in laws material attempted to heal after the manner of the Apostles it was natural that error was supposed to say error indignant retortedInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy "Christ we know and Paul we know but who are you"Acts 19:15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? ? and wWhoever would convince the mortalInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy lawgivers to health and physicsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy that matter never made a law, and that Jesus refused to recognize such a supposed law and healed contrary to it with metaphysics —Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy has something to do, even though his demonstration walking over the conditions of their supposed laws, proves the law themInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy null and void. We would like to get nearer your though if we could. Our statements These abstract statements of an occult scienceInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy are valulessCorrected:valueless only for valuable to you only in proportion toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the good they do, and because of our own understanding of them we are able if you fully understood them it would enable youInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy to heal the sick on a theInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Metaphysical Principle basis;Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy and only because you do not understand them yet, are you not able to heal on our thisInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Principle. and Truth of being in defiance of material barriersInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy I believe it has been reported we could walk to egg rockEditorial Note: Egg rock is a three-acre rocky land mass in the Atlantic Ocean. It is about two miles out from Lynn Beach on the Swampscott side of Nahant, Massachusetts. but we have no recollection of that transaction, and think the reporter conferred that honor on the Met must have placed that laurel on MetInserted by: Mary Baker Eddyaphysics I believe out of his own futile fancy [*]Editorial Note: A metamark that look like a cross or an X appears here. ItInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy is a universal concession of mortal mind that sin and sickness exist; our only difference and that yetInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy we all wish to would like toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy make them nonexist; our only difference in opinionsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy lies in the modus operandi Let us see how of doing this.Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Theology treats sin scientifically in partInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy it instructs us to believe if we would be saved. — then does not Theology hang our theInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy salvation of mortalsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy on an action of the mind, then andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy why not hang health on this same peg? Jesus did and it seems to me is self evidentInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy if the action of mind can accomplishisInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy so very much through mind Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy in one direction of belief it can in another and that it requires less helplessInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy credulity to conclude that through belief we can restore health than than that through the medium of mind and the understanding more easily thanInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy we can save through belief what is the Soul that you can see must beInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy infinitely more than the body. Is it less possible through an action of mind to destroy inflamationCorrected:inflammation in the throat tubercles or ulcers of the lungsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy than to change instantaneously an aInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy outright sinner into a saint? I have cured throat disease consumptionInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy instantaneously through the action of mind but I have not succeeded so readily in curing a chronic sin and healing morally.Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy The possiblity of healing the body through mind is already established, ancient Christianity furnished the precedent and proof, then wherefore scoff at our desire to have those modernize delay to modernize this great goodInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy There is more materiality in sin than in sickness, it is more gross, and the supposed material law producing it more imperative andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mortal mind is less willing to part with it so this makes it sin than sickness therefore it is easier toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy [?] Unclear or illegible healInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy sickness, than sinInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy through mind than to destroy sin. The body is inert without mind, Matter is inertInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy its entire action is governed by mind and dependent on it mindInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy whether this action be mental or physical; in our subdivision of termsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy hence the importance to understand these powers of mind, inInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy motive conscience and capacity Metaphysics demand more, and point higher than the creeds any other educational process;Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy but they demand proof instead of profession, and will canInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy demonstrate all they demand; they demand Metaphysics requiresInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Christ Truth to heal the sick whereas the modus in an other instances is may beInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy morphine or whiskey punch. We begin at foundations when we begin in mind and demand Truth. —Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy tThe embryo of mortal and material man is an animal thought; error andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the superstructure it builds are animal propensities malice and lies; but falsehood yea delusion ButInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Truth is the master of a lie and is tearing down its theInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy false foundationsand building Spiritually and upbuilding the true both physically and morallyInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy hence the enmity between Truth, and error, the seed of the woman; and the hew and cry outcryInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy "why art thou come hither to torment us before the time"Matt 8:29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? ; but physics will go down before are kneeling toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Metaphysics – in somuchCorrected:insomuch as Truth is the master of lie. the spiritual survives the material and error goes down before TruthInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Whether is greater the potter that has power over the clay, or the Clay that has no assumingInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy power over the Potter? AndInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy which shall be the passport to our confidence and the ensign of success, a materialInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy diploma or the mental equipment of Truth which shall be greater the stamp [?] Unclear or illegible ofInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy physics, or the stamp impressInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy of Almighty God in Metaphysics? A metaphysician goes to work in mMind where all isInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy causation lies There weInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy begins at the fountain to make pure the streams when weInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy begin in withInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mind to understood toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy govern the body (it will be governed right and never until then. MenInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy busiey themselvfes to learn what matter is doing without mind, even while whenInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy it is self-evident it can do nothing, and treats the case diseaseInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy as if matter was the only actingInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Intelligence in the case. When I medicated on blotting paper pellet and powder according to Homeopathy, I verily believed medicine did the cure even when there was no medicine, and according to my belief so was it unto me.

[*]Editorial Note: A vertical line is drawn through this paragraph. See the scan of the original to view.From Aconitum to Zincum Oxydatum all through the two hundred and sixty remedies of the JahrEditorial Note: Dr. George Heinrich Gottleib Jahr (1800-1875) was the author of a popular manual of homeopathic remedies often known simply as "Jahr." Eddy owned and marked a copy of this book. — I could give the general symptoms, characteristic peculiarities, and moral symptoms to which each medicine was applied, and this helped me as a Pharmacist for when I shook the paper or the bottle that contained the drug thirty times in preparing it, and retained but one drop of the original tincture, to one hundred drops of prepared alcohol thirty times, I was thinking of thirty times what that remedy aught to cure; the result was I got more Metaphysics than physics into the dose; hence the potency of the higher attenuations and their increasing efficacy as matter disappeared and mind went into the medicine. I would attenuate Aconitum until it was no longer Aconite but sugar of milk; and this self same sugar named Aconite, would at once allay febrile symptoms, reduce the pulse, and promote powerful perspirations. I would take common table salt, one grain, call it Natrum Muriaticum, and then say it was a remedy for rheumatic affections, shortening of tendons, bad effects from chagrin and anger, diseases of the eye, ear, nose, etc, and shake it up to the highest attenuations where there is no salt, or the or the salt had lost its savor, and with this suppositional drug I have cured a patient with in a collapsed state of typhoid fever. The highest attenuation I ever reached in Homeopathy was not to medicate the sugar of milk, and with this harmless dose I cured an inveterate case of dropsy! This was my last material medicine. I then

took a step forward, not from matter to mind but from mind to mind, for I had learned that Homeopathy was the spteping stone to Metaphysics, if only Homeopathy would say there is nothing in a name and mind is more potent than milk coagulated. Here is a figure, I never thought of it before the infancy of Metaphysical healing was at a period of milk when the poison was going out of remedies and mind was coming into them. The [?] Unclear or illegible he [?] Unclear or illegible figure goes farther showing that the infancy of Metaphysical healing is watched by mesmerism the dragon ready to devour the childRev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. as soon as Again the opposite of this gentle origin is the CerberusEditorial Note: In mythology, Cerberus was a dog with more than one head that guarded the gates to the Underworld to keep souls from escaping. at the gate the malpractice of mental healing the dog that guards Hades according to Mythology and according to Revelations the dragon that stood was wroth with the woman and stood ready to devour the childRev 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. as soon as it was born; but the child was caught up into heaven it was an immortal idea of Truth that reaches itsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy own element of harmony and, Immortality and triumphs over envy and a lies. Consider the lilies of the fieldMatt 6:28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: how they We have spoken of the power of mind, we will now instance the application of this power morally sayInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy upon a thief A friend gives to humanity seeksInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy to reform this victim of sin, first with reason reasoned with Truth according to the intellect second with spiritual truth addressed to the sentimentsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy third with Love he argues, thatInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy remonstrates, explains, and andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy woos, He says toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy telling the thief he has you haveInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy made no gain by stealing that but a terrible loss forInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy matter hath no treasure to compare with the jewel of honesty, and that he loses if you loseInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy this gem of mind and you canInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy gains nothing; for money is less than manhood the cup is poisoned that you drinkInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy The wrong doer reflects, feels at firstInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy a slight twinge of conscience, self accusation is slightly uneasy finally he questions his own heartInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy and flees before his own inquiries; — his friend nowInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy persists, sayingInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy "the measure you mete shall be measured to again to you again full and running over"Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. God holds the scales of justice and they will be rightly adjusted, he will balance your accountInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy you are weighing against yourself, O let notInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the beam trembles, it andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy tip on the side of wrong for thence will follow despair and doomInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Now look up for your redemption draweth nighLuke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. . tThe transgressor is arrousedCorrected:aroused, the dream of and delusion of gain by steelingCorrected:stealing Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy pleasure in sin departs, he sees his folly and madness, and seeing it reforms and is saved. That friend was a sound missionary he gave the angels joy, and if he received no acknowledgement on earth it was only because he was nearer angels than men and so must wait for his reward in heaven [*]Editorial Note: A metamark that look like a cross or an X appears here.Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mMind is a tribunal and it decides the case from the evidence before it, the mental pro or con of sin or sickness, determines the facts it makes the sin or the sickness.

[*]Editorial Note: A series of metamarks that look like crosses or Xs appear here.

The student of Metaphysical Science who decides not to be an honest man will abandon this mental method of cure sooner or later laterInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy for he will ruinsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy his own prospects; an adulterateds his medicine and aInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy poisonous mind is worse than an adulterated poisonousInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy drug wherewith to treat disease. You say is it not a fearful thing to fall into the hands of such a mind the living GodInserted by: Mary Baker EddyHeb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. , Truth that proves itself?Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy yes, unless you understand are honest and it should beInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mMetaphysics, and the protection that Truth affords, can save us from the dishonestInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy and withInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the power it holds over error; The mental malpractionerCorrected:malpractitioner is a thoseInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy moral lepers are cast out from byInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Metaphysics, and that is whyInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy "this dragon was is wroth with the woman"Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ. and charges her with the sins he comitsCorrected:commits Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy Truth hath its own glorious realm, calm, serene, and steadfast; andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy error cannot foreverInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy reach the this eternity of Soul. Our beautiful earth reflects Truth a glorious Mind whose raiment is shining Soon she will beInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy clad in her soft emerald sheen with breath all fragrance and cheek all bloom; June is May isInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy the beauty of the year, is the best type of all the earth Her beautyInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy dimpingles in the rosy sunbeam, isInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy cloistered in the buds voiceless as mind itInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy coming comes forth likeInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy a fairy nun toInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy wooing creation with the womanhood of the seasons wisdom. Inserted by: Mary Baker Eddy We From earth we look higher andInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy try the stars not as the chaldee to read in their effulgence the fate of men or empires men or empires menInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy but to ask of mystery a sign, if there token if in their midstInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy mind hath its forms and personificationsInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy of thought as here, and we askInserted by: Mary Baker Eddy till tired fancy flees to more familiar things and fold her drooping wings below the skies clad in white raiment taking Then forced by the hydraulics of Truth up higher, we at last take no thought of about the raiment of matter and mind [?] Unclear or illegible [?] Unclear or illegible to puts on her own mind clad in white robes washed through suffering and made white in the blood of of the lambRev 7:14 And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. tears wrung from innocence And our Father hath then arrayed us in his own shinngCorrected:shining garments and behold a greater than SolomonMatt 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. Luke 11:31 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. is here.