Christian Science Sources

This is a public archive of primary sources of Christian Science, a practical metaphysic discovered by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866. The archive includes the textbooks of Christian Science, which are the King James Bible and Ms. Eddy's Science and Health. It also includes other works by her and by other early workers in the field.

These workers include:

  • Bicknell Young, nephew of Mormon Brigham Young, Ms. Eddy's student and a teacher
  • Gilbert Carpenter, member of Ms. Eddy's household and a teacher
  • Edward Kimball, teacher and lecturer whose teaching Ms. Eddy called "clear and correct"
  • Martha Wilcox, also a member of Ms. Eddy's household and a teacher
  • Herbert Eustace, early director of the CS Publishing Society
  • Adam Dickey, Ms. Eddy's personal secretary
  • Una Willard, teacher and sister of Roy Bedichek, the naturalist

This archive is not affiliated with any church. And neither am I. While anyone is welcome to the works in this archive, my motive for putting them here is to make available the most substantive works to those who wish to demonstrate Christian Science. Ms. Eddy once told a student, "You are alone with your own being and the reality of things." And this is the best standpoint for study.

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Updated 04/27/2018
Texts in depository: 41

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Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions and are actually working on the problem of being through Christian Science, or hoping it will help you solve this problem, you are welcome to email me below. Otherwise, not. And you won't get my opinions on anything, as I have none. I only know what I have demonstrated. If you read everything on the site, you'll pretty much know everything I do, outside of practical experience and demonstration. My answers will mostly be my rephrasing or quoting what I've learned from these authors. But that can be helpful and I will gladly answer you.

If you actually need help, I will help you. I am class taught and could put C.S. after my name. But I won't. I withdrew from branch and Mother Church (and the Masons and Mensa) in good standing. In truth, I can only help you if you are struggling to rise up. We must continuously let go of the mortal sense of things and gently rise into an understanding of our spiritual reality. This reality, maintained by infinite Love, and our realization of it, is all that heals. Having faith in a practitioner is idolatry and brings, at most, faith healing which leaves you worse than before. The true practitioner of Christian Science merely gives you a boost. A gentle boost can bring a healing. But not if you are struggling to keep what you have and remain down where you find yourself now. You know where you are and if you need a boost, my email is below.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been healed by lifting up their own understanding through reading Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. The final chapter of this book and of Miscellaneous Writings are testimonies from people so healed. Reading the latter ones will remove some of the limited thoughts about who and what is healed. But even if your problem were to be a horrible one and you were to be rightly grateful to Divine Love and to the author of Science and Health for a healing of that difficulty or disease, you will find that the continual uplifting of your own understanding, which only you can do, is the only point to any of this.

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