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    Through divine Science, Spirit, God, unites understanding to eternal harmony. The calm and exalted 12Exalted thoughtthought or spiritual apprehension is at peace. Thus the dawn of ideas goes on, forming each successive stage of progress.

15 Genesis i. 9. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

18    Spirit, God, gathers unformed thoughts into their Unfolding of thoughtsproper channels, and unfolds these thoughts, even as He opens the petals of a holy purpose 21in order that the purpose may appear.

Genesis i. 10. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called He Seas: and 24God saw that it was good.

    Here the human concept and divine idea seem confused by the translator, but they are not so in the scien27Spirit names and blessestifically Christian meaning of the text. Upon Adam devolved the pleasurable task of finding names for all material things, but Adam has not yet 507 507:1appeared in the narrative. In metaphor, the dry land illustrates the absolute formations instituted by Mind, 3while water symbolizes the elements of Mind. Spirit duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the father6hood and motherhood of God. Spirit names and blesses all. Without natures particularly defined, objects and subjects would be obscure, and creation would be full of 9nameless offspring, — wanderers from the parent Mind, strangers in a tangled wilderness.

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