Association Addresses of Clara Armitage Brown, Volume V (DOWNLOAD)


by Clara Armitage Brown


105 pages



Association Addresses included are:
1948, 1949, 1950


Association Address – 1948

“No one is ever bound so long as he does not permit his thinking to be bound. Your thinking is your own. No person, circumstance, or condition can reach it, change it, interrupt, or stop it without your consent. Spiritual independence is lost or won in your own thought. If you forget the Christ in an acceptance of evil as real and powerful, you will come under the decree which mortal mind has outlined for you. If you enthrone the Christ and keep it there you will sing the songs of praise at midnight which will release yourself and others.”

“Obedience to divine law is the basic element of freedom. Self-control which acknowledges and accepts Spirit’s control is indwelling freedom. Thought which humbly prays, “Thy will be done,” enters the path of spiritual freedom. God’s will for man is freedom – not bondage. It is for limitless unfoldment, activity, achievement, supply, and success.”

from “HOME”
In Science and Health (58:21-23), Mrs. Eddy writes, “Home is the dearest spot on earth, and it should be the center, though not the boundary, of the affections.” A place of abode wherein the individual members manifest a loving understanding of and pure affection for each other, wherein there is the willingness to yield to each member the right to be self-governed by being God-governed, and where industry, morality, loyalty, and co-operation are the rules of life – such a place is true home.”

“Any home, to be successful, must embody the fullness of the qualities which establish, maintain, and radiate the dearness, stability, and spiritual strength of Christian unity. Every home, whether its members are one or more, may have within its portals the spiritual understanding of completeness.”


Association Address – 1949

“Every individual strives to govern his own affairs, and every nation seeks to be in control of its destiny. And rightly so, because it is the inherent right of man to manifest perfect self-government. To achieve this self-control, nations and individuals must learn to think spiritually. They must learn that righteous control of the individual, the nation, and the world, is not be to found in self-will, politics, or human inventions, but in obedience to God and His Christ.”

“Man is compound, including every right idea, every masculine and every feminine quality. He is “the full representation of Mind” (S&H 591:6). In God’s man are found the masculine creative qualities embodying intelligence and truth; together with the feminine qualities of life and love of which our Leader speaks when she says, “The ideal man corresponds to creation, to intelligence, and to Truth. The ideal woman corresponds to Life and to Love. In divine Science, we have not as much authority for considering God masculine, as we have for considering Him feminine, for Love imparts the clearest idea of Deity” (S&H 517:8).


Association Address – 1950

“Two great rivers are described in the Bible. First, the river of four parts which went out of Eden to water the garden, spoken of in Genesis, and second, the “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb” (Rev. 22:1), envisioned by St. John in his book of Revelation.
The first river typifies Truth, the Christ-idea, reaching human consciousness, elevating, purifying, and enlarging its concept of good. In the degree that channels are provided for its healing currents, spiritual truth gains ascendancy over evil, and reformation, regeneration and rehabilitation follow. The second river, the “pure river of water of life, clear as crystal,” typifies the activity of divine ideas, expressing divine Science in spiritual consciousness which cognizes nothing but God and His spiritual manifestation.”

“The physicist, despite his concession that matter is insubstantial, is still trying to explain it as material substance. Our Leader is way out beyond and in advance of all so-called physical scientists in her insight into and explanation of so-called material cause and effect. A few years back the leading physicist of the age discovered the fourth dimension of matter as time. In her definition of time in the Glossary of our textbook, written years before the physicist’s discovery, Mrs. Eddy included the word, matter (S&H 519:19). A search is now being made for a fifth dimension of matter, and it is thought that gravitation may be the element involved. Christian Science declares that gravitation, as a so-called law of matter, is the phenomenon of mortal mind, and that matter and mortal mind are one. Material gravitation is animal magnetism, the belief of the attraction of matter for matter, — or mortal mind attracting mortal mind. A physicist could not discern this because he does not start with divine Mind as the cause of all that really exists, nor does he pierce the subtleties of mortal mind with its claim of opposition to Truth. Real gravitation is “man’s spiritual gravitation and attraction to one Father, in whom we ‘live, and move, and have our being’” (S&H 536:11). Only a scientific understanding of Truth, as Mrs. Eddy teaches it, can reveal these metaphysical facts, to which all must sooner or later come.”