ORIGIN OF THESE WRITINGS
When Mary Baker Eddy discovered Christian Science, she founded a Cause to educate the world in a very advanced scientific and religious discovery. She published the textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and other writings all based on the Bible. She established periodicals and Bible Lessons, and appointed lecturers, teachers, and practitioners who did healing work. She taught classes, and authorized her students to become teachers. The movement spread rapidly because of the healing effect her discovery had on the receptive mind.
From the time the movement began to gather momentum, the early workers taught classes and wrote addresses for their students, contributed articles to the periodicals and delivered lectures throughout the world. As their understanding of Christian Science deepened, their writings became increasingly profound. Thus the twentieth century produced a vast collection of metaphysical literature unlike any the world has ever known.
Waiting within the pages of these writings are the basic teachings that Christ Jesus gave his disciples, and Mrs. Eddy gave her students. These books and papers are the best of the past. As you understand the truth they present, you can heal through prayer alone.
This healing talent comes through a progressive education in Christian Science. It begins with elementary teachings, and leads you ever deeper into an understanding of God and your relationship to Him. This education is mainly self-taught. Your own study of this Science enables you to be increasingly successful in overcoming sickness, disease, lack, and every kind of adversity. The resources on this website are the key to this supreme intelligence.
The books and transcripts listed here have been divided into three categories: Basic Study, Elementary Study, and Advanced Study.
BASIC STUDY MARY BAKER EDDY AND HER WRITINGS
In the first category Basic Study you will find the published and unpublished writings of Mrs. Eddy, along with information about her as Discoverer and Founder of the Christian Science movement. These writings are the foundation to your study of Christian Science. They are an inexhaustible source of spiritual enlightenment. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, these books are essential to your progress. Science and Health and Mrs. Eddys other works are indispensable to understanding the whole of Christian Science and experiencing its healing power. All of the early and contemporary writings offered on this website conform to Science and Health, and will enable you to understand the depth and scope of this monumental revelation.
ELEMENTARY STUDYLECTURES AND ARTICLES
If you are not familiar with Christian Science, you can start with the elementary level found in the lectures and articles from the past, sometimes referred to as the milk of the Word. These are an excellent introduction to Christian Science and illustrate the healing power of prayer when it is based on this Science.
The articles were first published in the Christian Science periodicals. Those being offered on this website have become classic gems, filled with the statements of truth that are inspiring and healing. The lectures were first given to introduce Christian Science to those who knew little or nothing about it. They include impressive healings that came about through prayer alone.
The underlying message in the lectures and articles is your oneness with God here and now. You are not a small entity cast adrift in a universe that is unconscious of your presence and indifferent to your troubles. You are one with God as cause and effect are one. God is as close to you as your thoughts, and Christian Science makes you aware of this divine presence. These lectures and articles bring to light this inner oneness. They show Gods nearness to you, His love and care for you, His awareness of your needs, and His ability to meet them. Even the most advanced students return to these simple explanations of truth, because the articles become more meaningful as our spiritual understanding grows.
Elementary Study also includes several excellent books for someone new to Christian Science.
ADVANCED STUDY A NEW LEVEL OF METAPHYSICS
Christian Science is a progressive education in divine metaphysics. We begin at the elementary level, but that is not the whole of this Science. There are many levels, and with each level, our healing talent is increasingly effective.
As a rule our healing in the elementary stage rescues us from conditions that are not considered normal. Recovery from a severe or chronic illness may lift us out of pain and suffering, but it only brings about a return to what is considered a normal state of health. These healings have not changed or spiritualized to any extent the basic human mind that causes our problems. Advanced study the meat of the Word educates us in the deeper teachings necessary to overcome the entire dream of mortality. There comes a time when we need to address certain conditions that our first lessons in Christian Science cannot seem to overcome age, chronic lack, false traits that cause disease, inharmonious relationships that do not leave or improve, and ultimately the belief that matter and evil are real.
When the prayerful work that healed us in the past does not permanently free us of these problems, it is not that Christian Science has failed us, but that we have not ventured beyond the elementary level and developed an understanding deep enough to meet these more entrenched forms of mesmerism.
Our advanced study takes us beyond the elementary level into the more challenging and rewarding study that makes us accomplished metaphysicians and very effective healers. The advanced teaching is found in the writings and teaching of the early workers, along with contemporary writings by those following in the footsteps of metaphysical pioneers.
The majority of these works are by the early teachers, and you will find that they go beneath the surface of Christian Science and open up a new dimension of the mind. If you are seeking a spiritual experience that will fulfill the yearning to draw closer to God, these papers and books will be the answer to your search. The advanced study presents a collection of works that can be a turning point in your life.
These three categories Basic, Elementary, and Advanced overlap. They are all important to your spiritual progress. Wherever you are in this divine adventure, you will find that these books and papers will inspire, enlighten, transform, and heal you physically, mentally, morally, and spiritually. They can be to you what they have been to millions of others the doorway to a new and better life.
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This 2012 catalog is a special tribute to Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder
of Christian Science. It includes memoirs of her by those who knew her well, and
biographical writings with details often omitted in earlier biographies. For those
who would rather listen than read, this catalog also offers nineteen new CDs of
extraordinary quality by Richard Strain, Paul Stark Seeley, Noel D. Bryan-Jones,
and Martin Haefer recorded as they were actually delivering the address or lecture.
It offers four collections of association addresses by outstanding teachers of the
past: Dr John M. Tutt, Alfred Pittman, Dorothy Rader, Clara Armitage Brown. This
catalog includes excerpts from their addresses, which are an inspiring preview of
the exceptional quality of each teacher's work.
Also previewed is a new Bookmark Medley with an especially thorough analysis of animal magnetism by Professor Hermann Hering entitled “Handling the Phases of Animal Magnetism”. The Medley also has the notes that Edward Kimball used in teaching his first Normal Class.The entire catalog is devoted to the recognition of Mrs. Eddy as our forever leader, and in the presentation of the teaching of the early students, many who knew our Leader, or were taught by her.