Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
Controlled by the divine intelligence, man is harmoni‐ous and eternal. Whatever is governed by a false belief 18Laws of human beliefis discordant and mortal. We say man suffers from the effects of cold, heat, fatigue. This is human belief, not the truth of being, for matter cannot 21suffer. Mortal mind alone suffers, — not because a law of matter has been transgressed, but because a law of this so-called mind has been disobeyed. I have demonstrated 24this as a rule of divine Science by destroying the delusion of suffering from what is termed a fatally broken physical law.
27 A woman, whom I cured of consumption, always breathed with great difficulty when the wind was from the east. I sat silently by her side a few moments. Her 30breath came gently. The inspirations were deep and nat‐ural. I then requested her to look at the weather-vane. She looked and saw that it pointed due east. The wind 185 185:1had not changed, but her thought of it had and so her diffi‐culty in breathing had gone. The wind had not produced 3the difficulty. My metaphysical treatment changed the action of her belief on the lungs, and she never suffered again from east winds, but was restored to health.
6 No system of hygiene but Christian Science is purely mental. Before this book was published, other books A so-called mind-curewere in circulation, which discussed “mental 9medicine” and “mind-cure,” operating through the power of the earth’s magnetic currents to regulate life and health. Such theories and such systems of so-called 12mind-cure, which have sprung up, are as material as the prevailing systems of medicine. They have their birth in mortal mind, which puts forth a human conception 15in the name of Science to match the divine Science of im‐mortal Mind, even as the necromancers of Egypt strove to emulate the wonders wrought by Moses. Such theories 18have no relationship to Christian Science, which rests on the conception of God as the only Life, substance, and intelligence, and excludes the human mind as a spiritual 21factor in the healing work.
Erroneous mental practice may seem for a time to bene‐27fit the sick, but the recovery is not permanent. This is because erroneous methods act on and through the ma‐terial stratum of the human mind, called brain, which is 30but a mortal consolidation of material mentality and its suppositional activities.