12standard of right that regulates human destiny. Human skill but foreshadows what is next to appear as its divine origin. Proportionately as we part with material systems
15and theories, personal doctrines and dogmas, meekly to ascend the hill of Science, shall we reach the maximum of perfection in all things.
18Spirit is omnipotent; hence a more spiritual Chris- tianity will be one having more power, having perfected in Science that most important of all arts, — healing.
21Metaphysical healing, or Christian Science, is a de- mand of the times. Every man and every woman would desire and demand it, if he and she knew its infinite
24value and firm basis. The unerring and fixed Principle of all healing is God; and this Principle should be sought from the love of good, from the most spiritual
27and unselfish motives. Then will it be understood to be of God, and not of man; and this will prevent mankind from striking out promiscuously, teaching and practising
in the name of Science without knowing its fundamental Principle.
3It is important to know that a malpractice of the best system will result in the worst form of medicine. More- over, the feverish, disgusting pride of those who call
6themselves metaphysicians or Scientists, — but are such in name only, — fanned by the breath of mental mal- practice, is the death's-head at the feast of Truth; the
9monkey in harlequin jacket that will retard the onward march of life-giving Science, if not understood and with- stood, and so strangled in its attempts.
12The standard of metaphysical healing is traduced by thinking to put into the old garment of drugging the new cloth of metaphysics; or by trying to twist the fatal
15magnetic force of mortal mind, termed hypnotism, into a more fashionable cut and naming that "mind-cure," or — which is still worse in the eyes of Truth — terming
18it metaphysics! Substituting good words for a good life, fair-seeming for straightforward character, mental mal- practice for the practice of true medicine, is a poor shift
21for the weak and worldly who think the standard of Christian Science too high for them.
What think you of a scientist in mathematics who finds
24fault with the exactness of the rule because unwilling to work hard enough to practise it? The perfection of the rule of Christian Science is what constitutes its utility: