Books

Principle and Practice
by
Hendrik de Lange

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Paperback $25

This remarkable book presents a unique collection of complete letters and excerpts contributed by students and friends showing the very wide range of situations and states of thought that are embraced in the daily practice of Christian Science.  These letters exemplify the Principle and practice of Christian Science dealing directly with specific situations.

The letters are conveniently in more than twenty chapters, including Joy, Stillness, Relationship, Business, Study, Progression, Government, Divine subjectivity, and No Human Evidence.

This book is a constant source of insights and help. One can read it straight through or browse here and there for daily thoughts and inspiration.  His clear and direct writing style makes it very easy to take in and understand profound Truth.  Reading these letters gives the reader a sense of having direct help in seeing through claims arising to be healed.

Dr. de Lange was always available and accessible to guide and lead with joy those who came in search of Truth.  His love and generosity knew no bounds.  He practiced and lived Science consistently and undeviatingly.  His reverence for Mrs. Eddy was indelibly evident.

Addresses and Other Writings on Christian Science
by
Doris Dufour Henty

Softcover Book $25

eBook $20

This edition includes 25 papers (and all previous supplements) given by Mrs. Henty over a number of years to Christian Science Associations. The Foreword, written by her sister, includes an account of Mrs. Henty’s first learning of Christian Science, and her subsequent remarkable healing.

Monitoring My Universe
by
John Hargreaves and others

Book $25

eBook $20

When there appears to be so much upheaval in the world, the need for spiritual clarity is essential. The only true course is to translate everything that appears in a material context back into its original language, Mind.

Being alert and monitoring thought is our universe.

From 1996 to 2001, John Hargreaves wrote many essays providing a metaphysical interpretation of developments around the world and other timely subjects.  These were originally published on the Mulberry Press website and for email subscribers as The Pig Bucket Series, so named for the tradition of keeping a folder of good ideas for later reference.

Several additional essays, written by others with a keen understanding of Christian Science, were accepted for publication after review.  At the time, none of these essays carried a byline so as to focus the reader on the ideas, not on the author.  We maintain this tradition in the new book.

It is with great pleasure that Mulberry Press offers this paperback volume of all these essays. We believe that readers will find that many of the essays have remarkable relevance in today’s world.

Essays included in ‘Monitoring My Universe’

  1. Spiritual Proof
  2. A Christmas Pudding
  3. Celebrating the Millennium
  4. On the Subject of Companionship
  5. Notes on the Tares and Wheat
  6. The Patient and The Physician
  7. Comments on the Parable of the Prodigal Son
  8. Divine Awareness
  9. A Spiritual Journey
  10. The True Economy
  11. Take No Thought
  12. The One I or Ego
  13. Absolute or Spiritual Perception
  14. The Absolute and the Relative
  15. The Bent Stick
  16. Why Do Good People Die Young?
  17. Just One Life
  18. Government
  19. Not All and Something Else
  20. Stable Government
  21. Born from Above
  22. To Begin Aright
  23. Who Is Speaking?
  24. Clearing the Air
  25. Translations of Immortal and Mortal Mind
  26. Reading the Christian Science Textbook
  27. The Senses of Spirit
  28. True Vision
  29. Moral Idiocy
  30. Probation After Death
  31. Methodology
  32. Immanent Mind-power or Phenomenal Exhibition?
  33. The True Movement
  34. He Restoreth My Soul
  35. “Thy Sword shall be bathed in heaven” (Isaiah 34:5)
  36. The Brotherhood of Man
  37. The Final Conflict
  38. What is the Intermediate Line of Thought?
  39. “Errorism” As Opposed to “Terrorism”
  40. True Warfare
  41. Improper Prepositions
  42. The Present Christ
  43. Settling a False Claim
  44. Pandora’s Box
  45. No Delay
  46. The Search for Holiness
  47. Mental versus Christian Science
  48. Starting from a Higher Standpoint
  49. Incorruptible Power
  50. Ideas, Facts and Opinions
  51. Indivisibility of Good
  52. Uncovering Error
  53. The Equipollence of God
  54. True Selfhood
  55. The Dreamer’s Dream (Part 1)
  56. The Dreamer’s Dream (Part 2)
  57. The Prevention of War
  58. The Waning of Materialism
  59. The Nature of Revolution, Part 1
  60. The Nature of Revolution, Part 2
  61. The Order of Science
  62. The Hydra Heads
  63. Whatever, Whenever, However
  64. The One Body
  65. Christmas: A Date or an Attitude of Thought?
  66. The Eternal Now
  67. Employment is Never in Doubt
  68. The First Commandment
  69. Knowing the Truth
  70. The First Love
  71. The Water Wheel
  72. “Everyone”
  73. Brothers or Brotherhood?
  74. Getting with Grace in a Time of War
  75. No Silver Lining
  76. Invisible Objects
  77. Pure Religion, Undefiled
  78. The Symbol and the Idea
  79. A Subject for Research
  80. Which Way?
  81. Snowflakes
  82. The Lion and the Lamb
  83. Who is the Third Person?
  84. No Personal Identity
  85. Annunciation, Advent, Incarnation
  86. Personalities and the Demands of Soul
  87. The Human Concept or the Christ Consciousness?
  88. Living Church
  89. The Enemy Without or Within?
  90. The Politics of Fear or Government by Divine Love
Association Addresses 1936-1957
by
Hendrik de Lange

Three Volumes $50

eBook $25

This unique three-volume collection of Dr. de Lange’s Association addresses is very valuable for readers who are interested in understanding how Christian Science relates to individual experience as well as the experience of the global community.

The new eBook edition includes all three volumes – 22 addresses from 1936 to 1957.

They Shall Be All Taught of God
by
John Hargreaves

Book $25

eBook $20

John was asked frequently by patients and friends to discuss with them the 24 questions and answers that comprise the chapter “Recapitulation” in Science and Health.  This book arises from the countless talks with those with whom he has had contact, in the course of which he suggested pointers that might help individual study.  This book collects the insights that proved to be inspiring and helpful to those asking for him to share his perspectives based on his in-depth study of Mrs. Eddy’s writings.

Paperback edition.

We have a few limited edition hard back copies in the UK. If you would like to order one please contact Kate at admin@mulberrypress.com

Articles and Lectures
by
Hendrik de Lange

Articles $18

Lectures $18

Eleonore and Robert Watrous, were students of and friends with Dr. de Lange.  They compiled two soft cover volumes to share more of his writings.  The first presents 30 of his Articles that were published in the Christian Science Sentinel and the Christian Science Journal. (111 pages)  The second is a collection of Lectures written and delivered by him over more than two decades. (149 pages)

Letters from John Hargreaves
by
John Hargreaves

Two volume set $35

eBook $20

Since 2006, MP has been collecting letters that John sent to those around the world who asked him for CS help.  More than 1,000 letters, written by John over nearly four decades, were provided to us by the recipients.

After organizing the best, editing out personal references and creating the graphic files for printing, the two-volume paperback set is now shipping.

We believe readers will conclude that this collection represents some of John’s finest work.  The letters are substantive, insightful and inspiring.  They reflect his total dedication to the writings of Mrs. Eddy and are replete with citations to her work.

The eBook version includes both volumes.

As “I” See It
by
John Hargreaves

Softcover Book $12.50

eBook $10

The Scientifically Spiritual Perspective

This last full-length book by John Hargreaves provides a wonderful introduction to Christian Science as well as those who are searching for new insights and understanding. John’s writings have brought great joy and help to thousands of readers all over the world.

Paperback edition. 285 pages.

The Christian Science Revolution in Thought
by
John Hargreaves

Softcover Book $25

eBook $20

Many readers feel this is John’s most remarkable writing. This presents a distillation and synthesis of the ideas included in John’s many Association addresses and other writings. One theme of the book is that the study of Christian Science can only be perceived from a totally new framework of perception as Science and Health says, “The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe.” (272:28-29)

New paperback edition. 347 pages plus 19 page index with nearly 700 entries (new to this edition). Available without index as an eBook.

Dear Mr. Hargreaves,

A few months ago, I was given your book, The Christian Science Revolution in Thought, by a friend who said she had known you when she lived in London.

My reason for writing to you is to try to express my great gratitude for the book.  After a lifetime of being in Christian Science, I became Journal-listed a year ago.  This has caused me to experience kinds of cases and situations quite different from what I had known before.  My friend knew of my interest in your writing and supplied the book hitherto unknown to me.

My class instruction in California in 1962 was indeed thorough and satisfying, and I am grateful that our Association is still active. Yet, when I received your book, this solid work on Christian Science so extended my grasp of Mrs. Eddy’s writings and Jesus’ teachings that it appeared to be a wonderful answer to many new questions.

The book has helped me to see more clearly than before that Christian Science is the Christ, Truth, and my practice has become more effective and the healings appear to be quicker and without so much process.

As we know, a Christian Science treatment goes on being effective and active forever, accomplishing the purpose for which it is given.  The care you took to put your understanding and examples in writing is continuing to bear fruit in the substantial health, happiness and understanding for me and for those who call on me. For this, I am profoundly grateful, and I thank you.

Sincerely and cordially,

[Name on file]

Booklets

Spiritual Resources
by
Katherine V Chase

Spiritual Resources
Booklet $15

eBook $10

It is with distinct pleasure that Mulberry Press has the opportunity to reproduce this collection of letters by Katherine V. Chase, whose practice spanned several decades of last century in an era when human thought was feeling Truth’s own challenge to cherished beliefs about the existence of either a patient mind or a practitioner mind.  Readers will recognize each letter as presented in a language appreciable to thought in that crucible of melting beliefs.

The author’s career had been that of a practicing pharmacist, one of the very few women admitted to that profession at the period.  Over time, her intelligent observations led her to disillusionment which then led her to Christian Science.  Eventually, she met and then became a student of Dr. Hendrik J. de Lange.  For a long time she was a Journal-listed Christian Science practitioner but ultimately dropped her listing and proceeded independently.  The original publishing of this collection of Mrs. Chase’s letters was furthered by the warm appreciation of friends who found in them inspiring explications of truth.

“Having one God, one Mind, one consciousness, — which includes only His own nature, — and loving your neighbor as yourself, constitutes Christian Science, which must demonstrate the nothingness of any other state or stage of being.” (No.38:19)

Sample Letter: ‘Giving’

The comments and questions concerning “giving” in your last letter are well worth exploring. As you say, the human sense of giving always whispers “depletion.” Last Christmas a young man of my acquaintance who had opened his own business earlier in the year, was feeling this suggestion of depletion by reason of the unwarranted demands of policemen, firemen and various suppliers of services. He was feeling this burden to be a kind of illegal taxation on living. It was a “you-pay-up-or-we-can-put-you-out-of- business” proposition. In short, to him it was tribute money, and the circumstance made him very resentful.

Domination by those petty Caesars of today is neither more nor less legitimate than was the domination of the ancient Hebrews by the reigning Caesar of their day. We all seem unwilling captives of a spurious system of government.

The recognition that Jesus seemed to conform to the giving of tribute money was a helpful hint to our friend, opening the way to further enlightenment. The Master did not make the mistake of victimizing himself by refusing to pay the tax money, nor yet by waging a one-man crusade against the evil. Mrs. Eddy warns of the futility of such a course in Miscellaneous Writings 355:16-18:

“To strike out right and left against the mist, never clears the vision; but to lift your head above it, is a sovereign panacea.”

Paying the tax money was a human obligation that had nothing to do with the Christ-living, and so it was not permitted to deplete Christ Jesus. His understanding of his true selfhood was such that he was able to tell the disciple to take the money from the mouth of a fish. He said, you recall, “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things that be God’s.” (Luke 20:25) In other words, let Caesar (personal sense) have the destructible objectification of Caesar’s sense of substance. If Caesar hoarded it, it would do him no good. If Caesar spent it, his measure of abundance would be reduced, for the material thing the money purchased would be as destructible as the medium.

Pondering these circumstances, our friend realized that there was no passive acceptance by the Master of the suggestion that he must pay the money in order to live and be permitted to operate in a completely harmonious way. Neither could he have thought that the payment of the unjust levy was a medium to provide the continuation of his freedom of movement.

Reading the account in the Bible, one is impressed that he did not grumble or complain about the inequity and injustice of the demand. Nevertheless, study of his words and his works reveals that he never dealt with evil passively or permissively, but ever confronted evil with Truth. Here, the parable of the barren fig tree comes into focus. When something appeared that was of an unproductive nature, he did not ignore it nor withhold the rebuke that reduced its suggested presence to nothingness. The fig tree was verdant and beautiful but it was not fruitful. Cursing the fig tree, as Matthew 21:19-21 indicates, was simply the demand of Principle that every idea of Mind afford proof of its usefulness. The curse is really Love’s pronouncement of I AM ALL, enforcing conformity to perfection.

To whine and croak and complain about that which is suggesting itself as unlike Principle, is mere complaint without confrontation. Complaint is poverty, as one of our hymns indicates, because it deprives one of the satisfying realization of Allness. One must then, in a manner of speaking, be willing to curse the barren fig tree — the inharmonious situation — by acknowledging the fundamental fact which obtains right where the barren fig tree seems to stand.

It is right at this point where we come in view of the true sense of giving, that of appreciating everything from the standpoint of Truth itself. Correctly appraised, since Mind is All, all true giving proceeds from Mind, but is never an act of transference. It is Mind giving of itself to itself, or is Mind’s infinite self-appreciation as self-sufficiency.

The story recorded by John of the woman of Samaria talking with Jesus at the well ( John 4:9-29 — please read it in its entirety) illustrates Christ Jesus’ scientific sense of giving. Up until the time of her conversation with the Master, she had been concerned with giving only in its human material aspects — that of the transference of something thought good and desirable. When Jesus said, “Give me to drink,” she revealed her materialistic standpoint by her localization and limitation of herself as “a woman of Samaria” and in her repeatedly unsatisfied seeking for the gift of human love and appreciation. How very gently the Master rebuked this mistaken sense by showing that giving is really worship, that is, right identification. It is axiomatic that the thing which we worship is the thing with which we identify ourself. This identification must exalt from the worship of persons and things to the worship of or identification with and as Principle.

I find it difficult to capture the spirit of this sense of giving in mere words, but it opens up the most exquisitely satisfying experience of gift-giving I have ever known. Now one’s gift-giving has meaning. No longer is it the result of some sudden generous impulse, nor does it imply reciprocity — giving something to get something. Gift-giving becomes diffusive: it gives to every aspect of the God-universe the beauty, order, and grandeur of perfection “due His holy name.” It imbues everything appearing in the scope of our awareness with all the qualities of the God-being. It pervades all existence with the fragrance of joy. Thus it effectually refuses and refutes seeming misconception and perversion. This is our way of cursing the barren fig tree.

Believe me, darling friend, this is the most meltingly exquisite feeling one can ever experience. In this kind of giving, pictures of persons fade out, as does the possibility of misplaced trust. It is seeing as Love sees, it is letting Love do our loving, tenderly, fully, cherishingly. It means lavishing love without the least taint of expecting some return for that love and loving. Love, giving of itself to itself is never depleted, and is not aware of the need of some outside circumstance to complement or satisfy.

Such giving most assuredly dispels the fretful, complaining whine of a personal sense that would say, “When there is trouble, I am in the midst of it, but when they are handing out the plums I’m just not there.” Why does it dispel this fretful sense? Because one is no longer thinking of oneself as a willing recipient of largesse, or as a person who has been passed by in favor of another, nor yet as one who has only a part inheritance. In the blessed sense of giving presently unfolding, one is so at one with the Love that is doing the giving, that one realizes that he himself is doing all the loving, all the giving.

Crown of Rejoicing
by
John Hargreaves

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Booklet $10

eBook $8

Crown of Rejoicing is a collection of  32 letters from a file John kept over the years. Each one contains special metaphysical points he felt might otherwise be lost, and which he held as scientifically significant.

Conversations in Carmel
by
John Hargreaves

Booklet $10

eBook $8

Some years ago John Hargreaves agreed to share his extemporaneous thoughts in response to 24 questions during a two-day interview recorded in Carmel.

This transcript reveals John’s lifelong scholarship and altitude of thought. He was fluent in several languages, including Russian, German and Latin. He was a serious student of history with an understanding of both the details and grand sweep of the centuries. His books and articles on business and technology topics, written before he took up the practice, were also highly regarded in many countries, as was his poetry he shared with friends.

No subject, however, engaged his devoted scholarship and enthusiasm as did Christian Science and the Science of Being. John pored over and absorbed all of Mary Baker Eddy’s writings and thus was able to bring to every discussion an entirely faithful and complete understanding of her discovery. While he greatly enjoyed sharing views with scholars, experts and leaders around the world on wide-ranging topics related to spirituality, he was always alert to correct misstatements or distortions wrongly attributed to Mrs. Eddy.

John’s comments in this informal interview have been organized to provide the listener with a logical flow of ideas starting with some fundamental perspectives on God and man. These are followed by his comments on practice and healing, insights on church and the study of Christian Science, and finally, his thoughts on some of the greater issues so important today.

The Lord’s Prayer
by
John Hargreaves

Booklet $10

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For those who love this Prayer and want to have a fuller understanding of its rich meaning and importance, this Association address, presented here as a booklet and in eBook form, will be very highly valued. John examines each sentence of this prayer in depth in the light of the teachings of Christian Science. The insights presented lift thought to true at-one-ment with God and strengthen spiritual sense and reasoning.

Individual Salvation – Subjective Being
by
John Hargreaves

Booklet $12.50

eBook $10

62 pages plus 8 page index, soft cover

An Association Address given by John Hargreaves. It deals with the subjective nature of all experience and shows that, as thought is kept in constant relation to the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, the experience of universal salvation is itself individual, and does not rest on a conversion of multiplicity of human minds. Since everything reaches us at the point of consciousness, and since we are accepting only the divine Mind as constituting this consciousness, it is “here” and not “over there” that healing and salvation are experienced. This salvation is incidental to an altitude of thought, and not to activities carried out at a human level to try and alter the pictures presented by material sense.

Two of the booklet chapters are also published in a more recent form in The Christian Science Revolution in Thought by John Hargreaves. This is also available from Mulberry Press. In addition to presenting a complete exploration of this topic, the booklet is a convenient size to take while traveling or to give as a gift to introduce John’s work.

The Indivisibility of the Infinite
by
John Hargreaves

Booklet $15

eBook $10

50 pages with new 8 page index

The infinite and indivisible nature of God and man requires a totally new assessment of what these terms mean, and an equally total departure from all finite, theological interpretation of either. The terms of reference for Deity (God present as God-manifest) are in such words as allness, oneness, indivisibility, and universality. Mind does not stop being Mind by becoming Mind-manifest. All is Mind being Mind, Life being Life, Love being Love and so on. This ‘all’ constitutes the one Ego and its Ego-man. No personal, divided, finite sense of being entered this all. Man lives as the conscious identity of being — that is, as all that makes Mind conscious of what it is, but this identity if found in Mind only.

In this booklet, John deals with the oneness of man as the likeness of the oneness of God, and the consequent preclusion of all personal sense. He explores the true meaning of individuality, and exposes the illusory nature of that which appears as a mortal. He describes the only way in which what is termed ‘mankind’ can be improved, and uncovers the essential divinity of all that appears as humanity.

As a consequence of the indivisibility of good, we find the correlative indivisibility of what is called evil which, in turn, is reduced to illusion, suggestion, and a limited or false viewpoint.

In this new 2010 printing, the original text has not changed. However, a new comprehensive index has been added.

Individuality & The Universal Nature of Church and Man
by
John Hargreaves

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Booklet $10

eBook $8

In this 35-page booklet, John’s essays explore two key questions.  In “Individuality”, he considers, “Who am I?” which is of importance to everyone. He thoughtfully exposes how the definition that personal sense has of individuality robs the student of his or her real identity and “individualized infinite power”. He goes on to show how “the breakthrough comes when we cease to consider God, man and the universe from any standpoint but that of the Mind that is God…”  John elaborates on the point that “we must begin by enquiring into the nature of God’s individuality — His indivisibility, oneness, integrity, pre-eminence, infinitude, and distinction in expressing Himself as all the grandeur of being.”  This essay provides an inspiring opportunity for the reader to peel away layers of misty beliefs about “individuality” and clarify in thought exactly “who I am”.  It is a marvelous treatment to get “person” and “personal sense” out of the way.

In the second essay, “The Universal Nature of Church and Man”, John addresses the question, “So what does it mean to let thought rest upon and proceed from Principle?”  Again here, he shows the fallacy of reasoning from the five physical senses and how personal sense undermines spiritual clarity and reasoning.  He then focuses on the key point of the essay, that “because church and man are really synonymous in a scientific sense, it follows that what we are accepting as man also determines what we experience as church.”  If we accept man as personal sense, then we also accept ‘church’ as a “collectivity of human men and women, with personal minds and lives” and invite “the possibility of these minds’ and lives’ warring, dissenting, dominating or being dominated” and so forth. In this essay, John discusses how man and church reflect the universal nature of Truth and Love, the oneness of divine Mind.  The reader gains great clarity to identify the many ways personal sense tempts one to see church for all the things it is not instead of what it divinely is.

As always, in these essays John carefully documents all his statements with citations from Science and Health and Mrs. Eddy’s other writings.  In this respect, these essays bring to light a wide range of Mrs. Eddy’s most important insights from many of her writings.

The Underlying Perfection of Being
by
John Hargreaves

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In this Association address written and presented by John Hargreaves, he explores the underlying perfection of being which exists and is all.  Anything that does not belong to this reality, to the Science of being, falls into the category of material beliefs that have to disappear.

This reality, or Science, of being comprises the knowledge of everything that constitutes the entire spectrum of experience, both religious and secular. It follows that the belief that matter, person, or any human concept as the medium for Mind, and every belief that organisation or institution is something in its own right has to yield to the underlying fact of which the human experience is only the symbol.

However it is important to remember that the apparent yielding of material beliefs to spiritual facts, and the gradual emergence of understanding, only pertains to “the false human sense of that light which shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.” (Unity of Good 63:9-11)

My Glorious Subjective Universe
by
John Hargreaves

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John Hargreaves regarded this article, “My Glorious Subjective Universe” as one of his most important long articles.  This elaborates on Mrs. Eddy’s foundational concepts that are essential to the understanding of Christian Science.

In the article, John focuses on each word of the title and shows that the universe is, here and now, the glorious and subjective experience of the one Mind, the only I or Ego. He explains that, consequent to the understanding of this true state, the problems of mankind are not just alleviated but fade out, and that this fading out of misconception is all there is to what appears as healing.  The article is very direct and easy to understand.

This 63-page booklet includes the article, “My Glorious Subjective Universe” as well as four others written by John Hargreaves:

  • Man Not a Creator
  • The Grandeur of Universal Goodness
  • For God to Know Is to Be
  • Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church
The Divine Idea and The Human Concept
by
John Hargreaves

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The Divine Idea and The Human Concept, makes a clear distinction between these two mental concepts. The divine idea is God’s concept of anything. It is constituted of and remains in the divine Mind. The human concept of something is the misconception of the true idea seen through the lens of the so-called human mind. It has no inherent truth or substance but is an aberration of true substance. Far from being an alternative to the divine idea, it is the divine idea misconceived, and it is in this misconception that every problem of mankind is to be found.

Animal magnetism, or whatever names one likes to give to assertive, evil suggestion, would attempt to bring thought down from the altitude of Mind’s idea to the level of demonstration and experience as a human concept. This is why we read that “the human concept antagonises the divine.” (Mis. 309:23) The apparent result is a departure from Divine Science into a wholly illusory and mythical realm of human belief, a realm covered in Science and Health in the chapter on Spiritualism.

That the human concept is always erroneous, even though sometimes beautiful, and never something in its own right, is the reason it can only disappear. It cannot be improved. The importance of not being taken in by the sometimes alluring pictures of the human mind is fundamental if the purity of Divine Science is to be retained.

In Thy Light, based on an extemporary talk given at a seminar, the mode of Christian Science Mind-healing is discussed. While from one standpoint, it would appear that the healing and redemptive phenomena of Christian Science are the result of Truth doing something to a human situation, from a higher standpoint this is not so. The one constant is the light of divine understanding which outshines and effaces the shadows of sin, sickness, and death without being aware of them.

Students who regard Christian Science primarily as a healing religion, rather than a divine revelation, tend to try and bring Truth into the focus of human problems, and find this increasingly difficult. Thus their prayer is liable to remain in the realm of mental science where a so-called human mind is involved. They have ignored the fundamental command: “We must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind.” (S+H 424:6-7) Then they wonder why healing evades their most conscientious efforts.

This paper shows the need to make the state of perfection, and the oneness and allness of the divine Mind — the light in which there is no darkness — our starting point rather than just the goal.

Also available on two CDs.

The Science of Spiritual Reflection
by
John Hargreaves

Booklet $15

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This is a very insightful six-chapter essay, originally given as an Association Address, on the allness of divine Mind and the divine reflection that is the very nature of man.  In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, “The verity that God’s image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, constitutes the underlying reality of reflection” (S&H 305:13-15).

In this booklet John explores the word “reflection” and the image of the mirrored reflection, both of which give rise to misunderstanding. As John explains, reflection can only be understood from the standpoint of its original. Only that which stands in front of the mirror can see the image.

In the Introduction, he discusses the evolution of thought over the last 300 years up to Mrs. Eddy’s discovery of Christian Science.  He then explores the oneness of God and man and the fact that, “… the only capacity to know belongs to the “all-knowing” Mind.  Man, or reflection, is not a knower.”  He builds on the theme that “That which constitutes yourself has to be Mind knowing itself, and nothing else”.

  • Chapter 1 – Scientific Reflection
  • Chapter 2 – Know Thyself
  • Chapter 3 – Indivisible Reflection
  • Chapter 4 – The Wholeness of Reflection
  • Chapter 5 – The World Stage
  • Chapter 6 – The Restfulness of Reflection

Only Mind, God, can know man. There is no inherent capacity in image, reflection. Science demands the jettisoning of time-honored attempts to understand reflection from the standpoint of personal sense, and a new and revolutionary outlook in order to see reflection as it is.nbsp;

One main focus in all of John’s writings is to identify the line of demarcation between personal sense — that can be so subtle and destructive — and the scientific facts of being. His writings uncover the false premises that stand in the way of truly understanding the oneness of Principle and its idea. Additionally, he clarifies how one welcomes in Christ consciousness by jettisoning false beliefs about personal sense and acknowledging divine consciousness as our very being.  John is meticulous about documenting all of his statements with relevant citations from Science and Health and Mrs. Eddy’s other writings.

 

Generic Man
by
John Hargreaves

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This address was given by John in California in 1993.  The impulsion for conducting this seminar was after studying the article in Miscellany 346 called Mrs. Eddy’s successor where at the end we read: “What remains to lead on the centuries and reveal my successor, is man in the image and likeness of the one Father-Mother God, man the generic term for mankind.”

In the Christian Science textbook are five references to man as “generic man” and the student of this Science longs to be free of any uncertainties about that term’s true spiritual meaning.  Because human thought emanates only from a supposed standpoint outside infinity, such thought can put forth only its own misconception of man as finite, divided, and separate from his divine source.  The term ‘generic’ means ‘whole; entire.’  These connote indivisibility, and Science reveals man’s nature to be one indivisible whole.

Here, John explores and develops the scientific fact of man’s nature as both individual and generic, expressed as one essence, one consciousness, one being.

He makes clear that it is because man’s identity is the idea, or consciousness, of God that the individual and generic nature of man can always be discovered by enquiring into the individual and generic nature of God — His wholeness, all-inclusiveness, universality, and infinite self-containment.  “That which is conscious is not the idea but the Mind whose idea it is.”

Readers will find this address greatly enlightening, as fundamental Christian Science “illuming the universe with light.”

 

Presentations to a Seminar in Los Angeles on Christian Science
by
John Hargreaves

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In 1999, John Hargreaves was invited to present insights on Christian Science to a seminar in Los Angeles. John’s remarks were intended to stimulate discussion in each of the seven sessions.

He starts with an explanation of Christian Science as a “new perspective” rather than a religion and challenges thought to leave the old goalposts of educated beliefs or conventional perception and religion. He takes each of the next six subjects — including “Church” and “Christian Science Mind-Healing” — to reveal the truth of these ideas as seen from this new perspective.

The progressive unfolding of what IS, is not a factor of an improved material sense of things but IS the divine Mind shining through the mists of ignorance, melting them and revealing a clearer, freer, happier and healthier awareness of what already exists as Mind’s idea.

John’s remarks at the seminar are published for the first time in this booklet, except for the remarks for Sessions 5 and 6, which are also published in Monitoring My Universe in separate articles by the same names.

Principle’s Unerring Direction & America, Science and Government
by
John Hargreaves

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In these two complementary essays, John Hargreaves explores the idea of Principle’s divine government.  Based on an Address written and given by John in California, he examines the theme that, “In divine Science, God is One and All; and, governing Himself, He governs the universe” (Miscellaneous Writings 258:13-15).

The understanding that individual self-government by Principle precludes the accepted belief that persons govern national, church, or individual affairs, and brings freedom from personal control, allegiance, and direction. As John writes in this booklet:

“It is tempting, when we might think that kings or emperors are not doing their job as we would wish, to want to change them. But there is no emperor. There is no government from outside. Man is responsible only to his Maker. He does not turn to an outside potentate nor revolt against it. He does not try to exchange bad mortals for good ones. That would just be tinkering with the dream. Man has no Mind but God, and has no capacity to know or be aware other than as the divine Mind itself. There is one Mind and man is Mind-manifest.”

 

 

Study Notes on the Book of Revelation
by
Naomi Weaver

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Mary Baker Eddy says that Revelation is “the acme of this Science as the Bible reveals it” (S&H 577:30). Study Notes is a 42-page guide, written from the perspective of absolute Christian Science and based on the King James Version of the Bible.

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Addresses & Other Writings on Christian Science
by
Doris Dufour Henty

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In response to the desire of many people throughout the world who remember Doris Henty as a friend, a practitioner, and a speaker at Association meetings, her collection of Addresses and other writings was made available in book form. At a time when natural science has achieved many apparently wonderful things ~ and this will continue to happen ~ the need to retain the pure sense of Christian Science is greater than ever. This is the MP3 audio version of her book.

CD1:

Introduction
1. Entirely Separate
2. Christ-Acknowledgment versus Human Effort
3. The Christ Way
4. The Glorious Life of God and Man
5. The Veil Is Lifted
6. The Irresistible Healing Power of the Word of God
7. The Lord’s Prayer
8. The Sabbath Day
9. Instantaneous Healing
10. I AM
11. The Sum-Total of Good Is Man’s Natural State
12. The All-Inclusiveness of Being

CD2:
13. Man’s Inevitable Abundance
14. “What Went Ye Out for to See?”
15. In Thy Light
16. “My Kingdom Is Not of This World”
17. There Is No Unwedded State
18. “What Is His Name?” “Christ Science.”
19. Greater Works
20. The Nature of the Infinite
21. The Holy City

CD3:
22. The Perfection of Being
23. The Correct Standpoint Reveals Man’s Perfection
24. The Marriage Feast
25. God’s Will

Sample chapter:  “My Kingdom Is Not of This World”

 

Individual Salvation – Subjective Being
by
John Hargreaves

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Newly-released on CD and read by the author, ‘Individual Salvation – Subjective Being’ is an Association Address given by John Hargreaves. It deals with the subjective nature of all experience and shows that, as thought is kept in constant relation to the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, the experience of universal salvation is itself individual, and does not rest on a conversion of multiplicity of human minds. Since everything reaches us at the point of consciousness, and since we are accepting only the divine Mind as constituting this consciousness, it is “here” and not “over there” that healing and salvation are experienced. This salvation is incidental to an altitude of thought, and not to activities carried out at a human level to try and alter the pictures presented by material sense.

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The Lord’s Prayer
by
John Hargreaves

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For those who love this Prayer and want to have a fuller understanding of its rich meaning and importance, this Association address will be very highly valued. In this newly re-mastered audio recording, John Hargreaves examines each sentence of this prayer in depth in the light of the teachings of Christian Science. The insights presented lift thought to true at-one-ment with God and strengthen spiritual sense and reasoning. Available as two CDs or as an audio download.

The Indivisibility of the Infinite
by
John Hargreaves

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The infinite and indivisible nature of God and man requires a totally new assessment of what these terms mean, and an equally total departure from all finite, theological interpretation of either. The terms of reference for Deity (God present as God-manifest) are in such words as allness, oneness, indivisibility, and universality. Mind does not stop being Mind by becoming Mind-manifest. All is Mind being Mind, Life being Life, Love being Love and so on. This ‘all’ constitutes the one Ego and its Ego-man. No personal, divided, finite sense of being entered this all. Man lives as the conscious identity of being — that is, as all that makes Mind conscious of what it is, but this identity if found in Mind only.

In this reading, John deals with the oneness of man as the likeness of the oneness of God, and the consequent preclusion of all personal sense. He explores the true meaning of individuality, and exposes the illusory nature of that which appears as a mortal. He describes the only way in which what is termed ‘mankind’ can be improved, and uncovers the essential divinity of all that appears as humanity.

As a consequence of the indivisibility of good, we find the correlative indivisibility of what is called evil which, in turn, is reduced to illusion, suggestion, and a limited or false viewpoint.

The Science of Spiritual Reflection
by
John Hargreaves

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This is a very insightful six-chapter essay, originally given as an Association Address, on the allness of divine Mind and the divine reflection that is the very nature of man.  In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy writes, “The verity that God’s image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, constitutes the underlying reality of reflection” (S&H 305:13-15).

In his reading of the essay John explores the word “reflection” and the image of the mirrored reflection, both of which give rise to misunderstanding. As John explains, reflection can only be understood from the standpoint of its original. Only that which stands in front of the mirror can see the image.

My Glorious Subjective Universe
by
John Hargreaves

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John Hargreaves regarded this article, “My Glorious Subjective Universe” as one of his most important long articles.  This elaborates on Mrs. Eddy’s foundational concepts that are essential to the understanding of Christian Science.

In this reading, John focuses on each word of the title and shows that the universe is, here and now, the glorious and subjective experience of the one Mind, the only I or Ego. He explains that, consequent to the understanding of this true state, the problems of mankind are not just alleviated but fade out, and that this fading out of misconception is all there is to what appears as healing.  The article is very direct and easy to understand.

 

Reflection & The Eyes of Elias
by
John Hargreaves

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John Hargreaves reads these chapters from The Christian Science Revolution in Thought which are presented on one CD or as an audio download in MP3 format.

Reflection (30 minutes)
It is seen that reflection, far from being a separate entity from God, is actually constituted of the Mind that does all the reflecting. Man therefore has no capacity of his own, any more than the image in a mirror, but shows forth all his parent-Mind is knowing and being. Reflection is the spiritually mental activity of the divine Mind. Man is that activity: he is not a reflector.

The Eyes of Elias (23 minutes)
Elias is defined in Science and Health in part as “Christian Science with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material sense behold.” Since the capacity to discern resides in Mind, and there is nothing to discern but this Mind-manifest, what appears as an inversion of the truth is a wrong perspective, or point of view, and not an alternative to the truth. Spiritual discernment is not engaged in struggle or alternatives.

Church Universal and Triumphant
by
John Hargreaves

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This audio program by John Hargreaves, is based on the chapter in his book, The Christian Science Revolution in Thought.

Church Universal and Triumphant

The one Church is defined in part as “the structure of Truth and Love”. This structure of thought “rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle”. Nothing proceeds from this divine Principle but the divine Mind’s own thought, and so the only church is a spiritually mental structure, consisting not of persons with personal minds, but thought that proceeds from the Principle, or first cause of the universe. In this sense it would be correct to say that the terms “Church” and “man” are really synonymous.

This talk is especially meaningful for those who are concerned about events today that seem to point toward a diminishment of “Church” when church seems to be needed more than ever. As always, John’s insights are firmly based on the Bible and Mrs. Eddy’s writings.

The Christ Treatment & Thy Son Liveth
by
John Hargreaves

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John Hargreaves reads these chapters from The Christian Science Revolution in Thought which are presented on one CD or as an audio download in MP3 format.

The Christ Treatment

All metaphysical treatment starts and stays with the fact that the infinite is one, not two. The parable of the Prodigal illustrates the basic mistake of believing in two sons, two kinds of man, two sorts of anything. It is this divided sense of life that takes man into a far country. The Father, or divine Principle, of man knows no duality, since man consists of God’s thoughts, and thoughts cannot escape or deviate from the Mind that thinks them. True “treatment”, therefore, does not work about problems but sees the spiritual fact in their place. Only thus do problems fade out.

Thy Son Liveth

Taking the story of the nobleman whose son was healed by Jesus, we see that the human longing to bring Truth down to a material condition, in order to do something to it, has to yield to the understanding that the only Son, the only consciousness, the only state of being, lives as total wholeness, completeness, and harmony now. It is the affirmation of the spiritual fact that heals and not the attempt to do something about a material condition. We do not ask, What can I do? but ” What are the facts?”

 

Anarchy or True Self-Government
by
John Hargreaves

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This is a previously unpublished recording of a talk on Christian Science given by John Hargreaves at a public meeting. John begins by suggesting that this is “a chance to think together about some important world issues — issues concerning such things as government and authority, power and revolution.” He begins by painting a picture of the world scene, then follows by looking to the example of the Master Christian “to see what we can learn there.”

He then looks at what light the teachings of Christian Science throw upon the subject, showing that experience is immune from all forms of hierarchical control and resulting anarchy when thought is realised to be governed by its source, the divine Principle, Mind, and never by persons wielding supposed power or authority. In this talk John tells of the beautiful escape to safety and freedom experienced by a Russian man during World War II.

This presentation shows that there is no choice between anarchy or self-government by Principle. It challenges the futility of anarchy and leads thought to start with Principle and not person.  Only in this way can true peace and order be realised. Unless the very warring factions of the five senses are dropped and adherence to the laws of the universe obeyed, disorder will seem to continue. But the alternate path is shown in this hour long talk and enables the listener to relinquish the very basis of disorder for the primary laws of harmony that operate as thinking.