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9    There is but one real attraction, that of Spirit. The pointing of the needle to the pole symbolizes this all-embracing power or the attraction of God, divine Mind.

12    The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God’s power, has dominion over all the earth 15and its hosts.

    The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappearing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front. 18Hidden agentsThe looms of crime, hidden in the dark recesses of mortal thought, are every hour weaving webs more complicated and subtle. So secret are the 21present methods of animal magnetism that they ensnare the age into indolence, and produce the very apathy on the subject which the criminal desires. The following 24is an extract from the Boston Herald:

    “Mesmerism is a problem not lending itself to an easy explanation and development. It implies the exercise 27of despotic control, and is much more likely to be abused by its possessor, than otherwise employed, for the individual or society.”

30    Mankind must learn that evil is not power. Its so-called despotism is but a phase of nothingness. Christian Science despoils the kingdom of evil, and pre-eminently 103 103:1promotes affection and virtue in families and therefore in the community. The Apostle Paul refers to the 3Mental despotismpersonification of evil as “the god of this world,” and further defines it as dishonesty and craftiness. Sin was the Assyrian moon-god.

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