Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
12 On the other hand, Mind-science is wholly separate from any half-way impertinent knowledge, because Mind-science is of God and demonstrates the divine Principle, 15working out the purposes of good only. The maximum of good is the infinite God and His idea, the All-in-all. Evil is a suppositional lie.
18 As named in Christian Science, animal magnetism or hypnotism is the specific term for error, or mortal mind. The genus of errorIt is the false belief that mind is in matter, and 21is both evil and good; that evil is as real as good and more powerful. This belief has not one qual‐ity of Truth. It is either ignorant or malicious. The 24malicious form of hypnotism ultimates in moral idiocy. The truths of immortal Mind sustain man, and they anni‐hilate the fables of mortal mind, whose flimsy and gaudy 27pretensions, like silly moths, singe their own wings and fall into dust.
In reality there is no mortal mind, and conse‐30Thought-transference quently no transference of mortal thought and will-power. Life and being are of God. In Christian Science, man can do no harm, for 104 104:1scientific thoughts are true thoughts, passing from God to man.
3 When Christian Science and animal magnetism are both comprehended, as they will be at no distant date, it will be seen why the author of this book has been 6so unjustly persecuted and belied by wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Agassiz, the celebrated naturalist and author, has 9wisely said: “Every great scientific truth goes through three stages. First, people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next, they say it has been discovered before. Lastly, 12they say they have always believed it.”