In 1989 Elizabeth and Joseph Handley decided to collect the various Association papers and other articles that had been written by their friend, Doris Dufour Henty, C.S., who had been an outstanding Christian Science Practitioner in London for many years. These papers were already in wide circulation, but often in incomplete or mutilated form, and often without any indication of the authorship. By collecting them into book form the integrity of these papers could be preserved. After the initial modest printing of 500 copies, thousands of copies have been sold throughout the world.
Following the publication by Mulberry Press of Doris Dufour Henty’s book, Addresses and Other Writings, there was a great demand for more papers and writings of this Christianly scientific nature.
The Christian Science Revolution in Thought, written by John Hargreaves, was published in 1993 in the spirit of Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in her book No and Yes: “Let the Word have free course and be glorified. The people clamour to leave cradle and swaddling clothes. The spiritual status is urging its highest demands on mortals, and material history is drawing to a close. Truth cannot be stereotyped, it unfoldeth forever.”
For many years John Hargreaves had been addressing Association meetings, and there had been many requests that his papers should be gathered and presented in more permanent form. Rather than a simple reproduction of these addresses, this book presents a distillation of the ideas they contain.
While each paper stands on its own, one theme runs through them all, namely, that the study of Christian Science can only be perceived from a totally new framework of perception. That may appear to readers as revolutionary. Indeed, Christian Science cannot be grafted onto any existing interpretations offered by science, theology, or medicine. It cannot be perceived with the human mind or through human reason. It requires an approach that is as revolutionary as the subject under consideration. As Science and Health says, “The divine Principle of the universe must interpret the universe.” (272:28-29)
Since 1993, many additional works by John Hargreaves have been published by Mulberry Press and these have been very well received in many countries around the world.
In 1997, it was decided to collect and publish the Association addresses of Hendrik de Lange, another thorough and diligent student of the Bible, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and the other writings of Mrs. Eddy. His every statement was supported, in a scholarly and scientific manner, by passages from her writings. Aware that hers was the full and final revelation, he found it intellectually inadmissible to deviate from it in the slightest degree.
In 2006 the management of Mulberry Press passed to several, under the direction of Barbara Hargreaves, who lovingly carry on the work as originally envisioned. As ‘I’ See It, a landmark book by John Hargreaves and one of his booklets, “The Indivisibility of the Infinite”, were both reprinted after several years of being out of print.
In 2007 Mulberry Press published “Study Notes on the Book of Revelation”, a unique and engaging 42-page guide to this exciting book of the Bible. Written by Naomi Weaver, C.S., this provides readers with a metaphysical interpretation of Revelation consistent with Mrs. Eddy’s discovery and absolute Christian Science. We also reprinted Doris Henty’s Addresses and Other Writings on Christian Science, a major project requiring us to create new production proofs and a new book design.
In 2008 we redesigned and reprinted the booklet by John Hargreaves, “My Glorious Subjective Universe”, one of the long articles he felt was among the most important. We also digitally remastered the audio program that accompanies this booklet and now offer this as high quality audio CD that is compatible with all CD players. In May we published two compilation volumes of the work of Hendrik de Lange. Volume 1 presents 30 of his articles which were published in the Christian Science Sentinel and the Christian Science Journal. Volume 2 presents a collection of 12 of his lectures written and delivered by him over more than two decades. In June we introduced a newly redesigned version of another important booklet by John Hargreaves: “The Science of Spiritual Reflections”.
In 2009 we released Monitoring My Universe, a 365 page compilation of more than 95 still-timely articles written by John Hargreaves and several people who studied with him. These were previously published individually as “Pig Bucket” articles. Three other booklets by John Hargreaves were also redesigned and reprinted, coming back in print after several years. These include, “The Underlying Perfection of Being”, “Principle’s Unerring Direction”, and “Generic Man.”
In the fall of 2009 we published a new printing of the 3-volume paperback set of Hendrik de Lange’s Association Addresses. We also published a paperback of “The Christian Science Revolution in Thought” by John Hargreaves, another major project requiring a new design and production masters. For the first time, MP included a comprehensive index as part of the book.
In February 2010, we published a new 2-CD audio program, “Conversation With John Hargreaves”. This was originally recorded in 2000 in Carmel, CA . In 2007, we acquired the rights to this recording and it is in production. These CDs feature more than 90 minutes of John discussing a host of questions posed to him about the Science of Being. Also in February, “Individual Salvation”, a booklet by John Hargreaves was be published, followed closely by a newly remastered 2-CD audio program, “The Science of Spiritual Reflection.”
In December 2010, we published the two-volume Letters From John Hargreaves, a 547-page book comprising a unique collection of letters written by John to those around the world who asked John for his spiritual insights.
In 2011 we redesigned mulberrypress.com to showcase our products simply and clearly and to make the process of placing orders as straightforward as possible. At the same time we added more audio downloads and began to offer our written material in eBook form. By early 2012 many of our publications had been made available as eBooks.
In 2013 we published a collection of letters by Katherine V. Chase, a student of Dr. Hendrik J. de Lange.
A new audio recording of Doris Dufour Henty’s Addresses and Other Writings in MP3 format on three CDs was issued in 2015.
In 2017 we were pleased to add “Man, the Divine Fullness”, a volume of notes by James Neal given to Doris Henty.
Without altering the actual writings and oral recordings of our authors, we are committed to publishing their works in all formats to make their ideas and insights as accessible as possible. We are also focused on keeping prices as reasonable as possible so as to encourage the widest circulation of these materials.
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