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3    My first discovery in the student’s practice was this: If the student silently called the disease by name, when Naming diseaseshe argued against it, as a general rule the body 6would respond more quickly, — just as a person replies more readily when his name is spoken; but this was because the student was not perfectly attuned to 9divine Science, and needed the arguments of truth for reminders. If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific 12way, and the healing is instantaneous.

    It is recorded that once Jesus asked the name of a disease, — a disease which moderns would call dementia. 15Evils cast outThe demon, or evil, replied that his name was Legion. Thereupon Jesus cast out the evil, and the insane man was changed and straightway be18came whole. The Scripture seems to import that Jesus caused the evil to be self-seen and so destroyed.

    The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is 21fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a Fear as the foundationfalse sense mentally entertained, not destroyed. Disease is an image of thought externalized. 24The mental state is called a material state. Whatever is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is imaged forth on the body.

27    Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exempUnspoken pleadingtion from disease and danger. Watch the re30sult of this simple rule of Christian Science, and you will find that it alleviates the symptoms of every disease. If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, 412 412:1your patient is healed. The great fact that God lovingly governs all, never punishing aught but sin, is your stand3point, from which to advance and destroy the human fear of sickness. Mentally and silently plead the case scientifically for Truth. You may vary the arguments to meet 6the peculiar or general symptoms of the case you treat, but be thoroughly persuaded in your own mind concerning the truth which you think or speak, and you will be 9the victor.

    You may call the disease by name when you mentally deny it; but by naming it audibly, you are liable under 12Eloquent silencesome circumstances to impress it upon the thought. The power of Christian Science and divine Love is omnipotent. It is indeed adequate to un15clasp the hold and to destroy disease, sin, and death.

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