Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Maybe for a new book??

I'm just posting some stuff that I will probably put in a book I'm writing... give me feedback if you want... Enjoy!!!!!

How magic works
It would be unfair of me not to tell you any aspect of how I learned, understood and used magic in my life. After all unless I told you everything I know and actually did, then the story that I’ve told you would not add up.

So in this chapter I will be trying to explain to you the more metaphysical aspects in relation to this world (and the worlds that we know of). In order to do that I will try to give you a crash course of some aspects of kabbalah, so just indulge me a little. I never was a practitioner of “practical kabbalah” in its pure orthodox form, probably because I felt I had been soiled and was not worthy to touch it. Still I used various aspects of it in my preferred practice of the Shem Ha-Mephorash.

It is worth your while to learn about kabbalah to gain a greater picture about the way things are. To me kabbalah is both an occult system and philosophy for independent rational thinking; it takes Jehovah and uses archetypes to illustrate his various aspects. Much like you may be known by different names and titles in different circumstances but at the end of the day you are the same person. These archetypes are symbolically linked to the Sephiroth (spheres) that are present in what is generally called the “Tree of Life” (or more accurately the Tree of Life and Death of the knowledge of Good and Evil). To explain it another way, the Sephiroth are to the kabbalah as the planets are to astrology.

Kabbalistic magic can incorporate planetary magic and astrology, but this is not mandatory. Planets by themselves don’t affect anything – they are inanimate objects. However they are used to measure cycles in the same way the Sun and orbit of both the Earth and Moon are used to measure time. Just like our star signs are measured by alignments and orbits of certain planets, they cannot be replicated by any other means. After all, are not the days of the week named after various “gods” and their aspects which are symbolised by planets? In addition to star signs and days there are herbs, colours, incense, emotions, hours and even angels and demons that are deemed to be symbolically governed by planets.
The general teaching about kabbalah goes something like this; there are ten individual sephira that are in a specific top to bottom order of ranking on the Tree of Life.
1. Kether.
2. Chokmah.
3. Binah.
4. Chesed.
5. Geburah.
6. Tiphareth.
7. Netzach.
8. Hod.
9. Yesod.
10. Malkuth.

Kether is the top of the tree and Malkuth is the bottom where the tree meets the earth (Malkuth means kingdom). Now the tree is divided into 3 columns –left, middle and right, or feminine, neutral and masculine, or even negative, neutral and positive. I’ll use the positive/negative classification, when I use the term negative I don’t mean in the evil way. Think of it in electrical terms with neutral as the earthing wire.
Binah, Geburah and Hod are in the negative column.
Chokmah, Chesed and Netzach are in the positive column.
Kether, Tiphareth, Yesod and Malkuth are in the neutral column.

Once you place the sephiroth in ranking and in their columns you will see that it forms a lightening bolt type diagram if traced from top to bottom. This is how magic from the kabbalah works, it comes from the sephira from which you work in because of its characteristics and earths itself into this world by Malkuth. All of the sephiroth have virtues and vices apart from Kether and Chokmah which do not have vices. The kabbalah is about balance as is shown by the order of the tree. It is good for a society to have a spirit of freedom amongst its people, but too much freedom will eventually lead to a lack of it when some members of that society believe they are free to take away others freedom. Virtues become vices when overused; this is why balance is extremely important regarding kabbalah and the tree.

Kabbalah magic is generally performed by the magician in the world of Briah. This is the realm of the Archangels and this is done by using colours and symbols of the particular sephira corresponding to that world. So the magician is making a symbolic connection between the Archangels’ world (Briah) and his world (Assiah). If the magic ritual is performed correctly it will pass from Briah (Creation) through Yetzirah (Formation) to Assiah (Physical). Each world functions according to the tree model, so try to imagine that magic works roughly like the power passing through serial bulbs on the Christmas tree lights.

But there are 4 worlds – not 3: the highest world (in using the word “world” I mean to describe a plane of existence) is called Atziluth. This is a world of pure spirit and comes under the direct personal rulership of Jehovah himself. I suppose I would describe it as the world of spiritual intellect as I haven’t found or can convey a better description. I’ll try this to help you understand where I’m coming from.

OK, picture a place like a shop or similar that you know of and regularly visit and let’s make it a reasonable distance away, say 5 miles. Now how long would it take you to get there and enter the premises? So starting from the time you get out of your chair to the time you get into the shop (and if you are driving you have to consider traffic and parking), how long would it take? Let’s say 20 minutes for arguments sake, but I bet that you have already pictured that entire journey in your mind by the time that you have read this. How long did that take? Twenty seconds?

If you went to that shop it would be because you had a need (we can use a pharmacy for example). So you had a need (Atziluth) and pictured how that need could be fulfilled (Briah), you then pictured how to bring that fulfilled need to you practically (Yetzirah) and then had the need fulfilled in the physical (Assiah). Or in other words you were at home feeling sick, realised that the pharmacy sold something that would help you so you drove there to buy what you needed and then drove home to take the medicine and feel better. All this went through your mind within a few seconds and yet you had not moved an inch from your chair while moaning and holding your stomach.

You are physically in Assiah and yet you have the spirituality and intellect to access the other worlds in due order, it is a continuous cycle of thinking and indeed being. Don’t let any godless fuck tell you otherwise.

 Back to the sephiroth, now I’ll make things a bit more complicated. There are four sephiroth I will now mention, they are not usually considered in general cabbalistic magic because they are not “workable” by magicians. One of them is called Daath; it separates the top three sephiroth (Kether, Chokmah and Binah) from the rest of the tree. It functions as a type of “firewall” to separate the “holy trinity” sephiroth from the not-so-holy others. It is usually referred to as the abyss in that once you cross over an abyss you go up a level as compared to anything to have gone through before. I myself don’t find it to be especially true, but then again that’s just me.
Above Kether are the other three sephiroth, again ranked from highest to lowest.

1. Ain (Nothingness). [En]
2. Ain Soph (Limitlessness). [En Sof]
3. Ain Soph Aur (Limitless Light). [En Sof Or]
These sephiroth are truly the most abstract concept, all three are degrees of negative existence. Trying to demonstrate the sephira of Ain is essentially trying to give an example on the negative existence of nothingness. Although I have heard about magicians trying to work in Ain Soph Aur, as far as I know there is no ritual that has ever worked. These three sephiroth are beyond the comprehension of the human mind. Don’t confuse the negative existence of those 3 sephira with the negative existence with the likes of Satan. With these sephira there is nothing to corrupt or pervert because there is nothing to pervert or corrupt, there is no form within them - these are realms of void.

Now we move onto the four planes of existence and whose' realm they are;
1. Atziluth –the plane of spirit, the realm of God.
2. Briah –the plane of creation, the realm of Archangels.
3. Yetzirah –the plane of formation, the realm of Angels.
4. Assiah –the plane of the physical world, the realm of ourselves and demons.

As I’ve shown before these four planes work together in all things in a type of circular cycle. When we have a need for something we are thinking (whether you actually think in Atziluth is another thing, it is just a case of your intellect telling your body) in the plane of Atziluth. From there we have a concept of what we want in Briah and from there we formulate how we can acquire that need in Yetzirah, the plans so to speak. The result is what we get in Assiah, the non-physical becomes physical and then it starts all over again. Satanism doesn’t deal with the first three planes, it can’t. What you should realise is that Satan cannot actually create; he can only use what’s available to everyone else. Yes he can cause you to get what you want but it actually wasn’t his in the first place, essentially he is a pay per order thief. Satanism strictly operates within our physical world although there is a spiritual/metaphysical impetus behind it.
Now I’ll try to explain where Satan and his demons come into it. Satan was an Archangel, his world was Briah but he along with his followers were expelled into our world Assiah. This world is just as much his world as it is ours, but for him it is a prison. As he is no longer in Briah therefore he cannot create (fact is only God can bring forth creation from the void), nor is he a human. His existence in this world is essentially a negative existence, much like a shadow.
So let’s take an overview of this world which is Assiah, the physical plane which includes the universe and all within it. We humans are a neutral existence; we have the ability to be good (positive) or evil (negative) but our natural state is to be balanced between the two (neutral). There is also Jehovah who is beyond good and evil, his world is Atziluth the world of pure spirit. He acts upon this world through his Archangels whose world is Briah, the world of creation. Creation is the positive aspect of existence and our link to this world is made possible by our faith and practices relating to our faith.

Then we have Satan and his demons that are the negative aspect, they are in this world because they have no choice. In all of this there is a model for balance in Assiah, but if faith in creation is destroyed the scale will tip in favour of the negative. The negative in itself cannot create, it can only pervert. You might be tempted to look at the negative column of the Tree of Life and take a sephirah like Binah and see it in the same (lack of) light, but the sephirah is balanced because it has a virtuous side as well as a vice side. It is balanced as the tree itself is balanced, sure you can take one of the lesser parts and declare it to be negative but you will find it has an opposite which complements it and makes it balanced.

The only 2 sephiroth that do not have a vice are Kether and Chokmah, the former is neutral and the latter is positive. I can just guess and say that once you get into these 2 that you have no need or avenue for vice, but I didn’t make or invent them so I really have no idea as to why they don’t. Ask God not me.

The Tree of Life operates in all 4 worlds insofar as humans can access and use the Tree model in those worlds. So using a sephira such as “Geburah” for example, there is a Geburah of Atziluth as well as a Geburah of Briah, of Yetzirah and Assiah. The characteristics of Geburah doesn’t change, rather it is the application of the characteristics of Geburah as to achieve the desired result by the person practicing the magic.

I'll use this analogy to try and explain the working of magic.
Let's say that there are two people in two different countries using the internet, one is in a developed country and the other is in a third world country. The person in the third world country has a need and uses the internet to try and find a product for that need. The person then finds that the product can be found in a developed country but is unsure if that is the right product, so then that person decides to establish contact with someone in that developed country to ask about that product. The person in the third world country establishes a contact with the person in the developed country and makes an acquaintance of that person. We'll call the person in the third world country -Pedro and the person in the developed country -Mark.
Pedro tells Mark of his problem and asks if he can do something to help. Mark can do something to help but can only go by what Pedro tells him. If Pedro is vague about what he needs then Mark may send him the wrong product or no product at all. If Pedro is rude, demanding or insincere about what he needs then Mark will send him nothing. If Pedro uses a catalogue in reference to what he wants and asks in a polite manner in a way that could not be misinterpreted, then Mark will help but Pedro has to provide some sort of payment as well as a postal address to send the product.

Now put yourself in the position of Pedro and either Jehovah, his Archangels or Angels as Mark. Pedros' request and prayer constitutes a ritual, all prayer is in effect a type of magical ritual. Only when it does succeed does it become "magic" or a "miracle". Just because you contact someone in an advanced country doesn't mean that they are experts in everything. Most prayer fails because people are vague in what they need and they do not provide a means in order to have their need fulfilled (postal address). Addressing your prayers toward "God" whenever you need something and not bothering to pray the rest of the time will not help your cause. I find it distressing when people ask for all sorts of stupid things and when they don't get it blame God for their failings. Stupid stuff such as when people will pray for a new car even though their current car functions okay but just doesn't have a DVD player in it. Or else pray for money in order to go to the casino and just expect it to appear at the end of the bed one morning. In magic we combine the metaphysical as well as the physical, to establish a bridge between the worlds in order to bring creation into this world. Just as you conceive a plan and design to fulfil a need before you make it a physical reality, not vice versa. This is what magic is essentially about.

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Infiltration of the Catholic Church

This is the text from my YouTube clip "Catholic Infiltration"

I will tell you the complete story now. It was on a Saturday afternoon in 1989 (early October as I remember) when I went to Villawood, the post office (at the time it was located at Woodville Road) was a known meet up place for Satanists. As I arrived at the post office on Woodville Road, I encountered two Satanists I knew (Vijay and Jerrum) who were being spoken to by an older man. I just assumed that he was asking them for directions, or was trying to get change for the phone boxes or just knew them in general. Vijay and Jerrum were aged about 18 or 19 and the older man would have been about 60, the older man had the command of the conversation. Vijay nodded his head in my direction and the talking stopped. Jerrum looked over at me and then turned to the man and said "he is one of us". I was then motioned to move in closer and the conversation resumed with the man asking us if we looked at infiltrating the Catholic church orders or other churches through getting into their ministries, but the Catholic church was the prime target because if the Catholic church falls then so will Christianity. Although he spoke to us as a group he seemed to be speaking to each one of us individually, it was almost hypnotic. (He was asking us and yet at the same time telling us)

Jerrum, Vijay and I were not of the wannabe tough guys you generally find in groups of 'devil worshipers'. No, we were of the 'occult set' and had become somewhat separate from the others. I suppose you could say it was a type of elitism, not something we had aspired to but something we fell into by default because of our dedication and studying of the occult. It was the man who told us we should infiltrate the church and told us if we do then we were to pervert theology, rituals and prayers. 

How was this to be done? Answer - by having language reinterpreted like having words, sentences and phrases redefined. I will give you this example, if 'person A' went up to 'person B' and said "I came out today" what would be the first thing to go through 'person Bs' mind? Or anyones' mind for that matter? Even if the sentence was not completed the first thought would be this person was declaring themselves to be a homosexual. The constant redefining and corruption of words, sentences, and phrases in a church service context with the likes of prayers during Mass would render them void.

This would happen because each parishioner would be in a situation of not knowing what they were specifically saying. If they were saying one word and having a guess or just making up what it was supposed to mean it would seem 'uncertain and not definite'. To have strings of these words in the sentences of hymns and prayers would cause doubt. Doubt in what they were saying, doubt in what they were singing, doubt in what they were thinking while they were doing both, which leads to doubt why they are there. If the purpose of going to church is to praise and honour God then doubt within church services will lead to doubt over what they are praising and honouring and thus doubt in God. Doubt is a powerful weapon which leaves no fingerprints as to where it came from and who was behind it.

That was the first and most important priority if we were to infiltrate the church, but there was another 'lesser' priority. That was to alienate future generations of Christians; the target was the children and minors. We were to 'interfere' with them, within about 2 seconds I went from confusion to knowing what he meant by interfere. He didn't say to establish relationships with them which would further lead to sexual activity, neither did he say to rape them but we were to abuse them. It wouldn't be purely for our sexual enjoyment, it would be to make them resentful and drive them away from the church. They would blame God, Jesus, all the priests and nuns, the parishioners, church employees, and the church as a whole for allowing the abuse to happen.

In all honesty the idea of molesting children did not at all appeal to me, but this is a war, an insurgency. At the age of 20 I had a sexual desire for older women, not younger ones. I asked what age are we looking at here? I was thinking that these girls might be wards of the state under church care or orphans or something similar. My face felt like it had been painted with plaster and had dried, it felt like stone. 

The man said "15", I assumed he we gauging us for a reaction but I couldn't tell because he wore a large pair of dark glasses that were near black. He then went to "14", I stood there thinking maybe... I had heard of 14 year olds being sexually active but it did not appeal to me. Then "13", I thought 'maybe' if the girl is quite physically developed. Then "10", I thought 'maybe if I was 15 I would'. As he was saying the ages in a quick sequence I gave a sideways glance to see Jerrum and Vijay. Their faces looked like stone like those faces on Easter Island and I suppose mine did too, it certainly felt like it. The next age stunned me, "5". It didn't stun me as to leave me in shock or want to run off, it was more of a case of 'Really? Is this necessary? Are we required to do that?

Jerrum then asked wouldn't fucking these kids cause obvious damage and leave marks? The man replied in a light handed manner; "No, no, no, you don't have to fuck them. You do things like make them suck your cock, you stick your fingers into them, you slap them in the face with your dick". He then went on to say that both boys and girls were to be targeted and then added "I like 7 year olds". Then there was a short pause and then he said in a jovial manner he was going home to do some housework, prepare ingredients for dinner and watch TV. He then walked off out of sight. Jerrum, Vijay and I still had stone faces; we didn't speak and walked off in separate directions. My stone face lasted till I got home; I can't accurately describe the feeling. It was like I was in the army as a corporal and had been spoken to by a general about a secret mission. But I was in an army and I was one of Satans' faithful soldiers and I had been told operational secrets by an elder.

The next day I returned to Villawood outside the post office at the same time, Vijay and Jerrum showed up as well within minutes of me arriving there. There was no "umm umm about yesterday ..umm what the..?" We knew what our obligations were because we are faithful servants of the Satan and his kingdom, we knew our aims and we knew we were to do everything to achieve them. This is a war and all tactics are fair, we have to win regardless of what we have to do because if we lose, we lose eternally. I imagine jihadi suicide bombers have the same mindset and I suppose Christian fanatics would be similar in that they know that on Judgment Day they will have to justify their life to God and explain what they did and didn't do and why. We were theistic Satanists not atheist goths in a role playing game.

There is a satanic etiquette in that you don't ask personal questions unless you have been invited to. 

The man who spoke to us yesterday never introduced himself to me at all, it was Jerrums' introducing me to him by saying "he is one of us" that was the 'all clear' to resume the conversation. No names were exchanged, while you might find this weird you have to look at it from a security point of view. 

If I were to be disgusted by what I had heard yesterday and decided to be 'a good moral upright citizen' and go to the police, well what could I tell them? No name, no address, no phone number and I couldn't give a proper description because he wore large dark glasses and a hat. You might say you could dob in Jerrum and Vijay. No, because I strongly doubt that Jerrum and Vijay were their actual names. In fact all those of the creed use nicknames that they either chose for themselves or were given to them by others. Real names are never used in case of someone finding Jesus and confessing all.

It was Jerrum who knew this man (extent unknown), and this man had been involved in Satanism for decades. I asked was he a priest, I was told he was involved in the church. No church was mentioned and neither was the position he held in the church and I didn't ask. I didn't ask any further questions regarding the man; if Jerrum knew him then all was alright as far as I'm concerned. There was a conversation regarding the pedophilia, Jerrum gave an overview of it in more detail. The pedophilia is part of a campaign to destroy the Catholic Church, it is part of a campaign that began in 1920 in Ireland. Ireland was in a near lawless state with the Irish Free State fighting the IRA and with skirmishes with the British by both. The Catholic Church was left alone by all sides and Satanists went into Ireland as priests or trainee priests because a priest from Ireland was usually welcomed by any country. The Irish Free State was a springboard to America and Northern Ireland was a springboard to England and throughout the British Empire; there does seem to be a level of organisation and co-ordination involved. It seemed to me that Jerrum was getting intimate knowledge of this from the man, but then again I don't know who else he had contact with and I didn't ask. 

But it went further, I was then told if you got into the priesthood you were not really expected to be in for more than 10 years as that was sufficient time to do damage and make an unblemished exit. A way to do this was to listen in on parishioner rumours about suspected perverts and encourage the perverts to work within the church community. But another way to find and use perverts was by the confessional, you would have pedophiles confessing their perversions and crimes. You would have them in a compromised position, and then you offer them a way to seek forgiveness by fighting their urges. You would have them working with children and the result would be obvious. The word gets around among the perverts and you have constant waves of molesters making their way to the church. Have we not had this revealed to us in recent times? You may have a rope and a pitchfork and want to rally up a mob to deal with satanic infiltrators in the Catholic Church and indeed all churches and all religions. But the sad fact is (well I suspect) that most, if not all of them have bailed out already. The perverts causing damage within the church community are most probably not Satanists, they are just perverts.

Monday, 5 August 2019

More Memes

And for any atheists (who are really willing slaves to Moloch and unworthy of life) this is for you, [see below] its something I highly recommend. (...because you deserve it!)

Sunday, 4 August 2019

Part5 Healing Prayer


Healing Prayer
One's concept of God determines his method of approaching God, that is, the form of prayer. Believ­ing God to be a sort of enlarged human being or person, mysterious, arbitrary, and changeable, one would petition God for special fa­vors. But God as Principle is not reached in that manner. You do not ask favors of a principle. Would anyone implore the principle of mathematics, "Please solve this problem"? No, the principle is reached, understood, and demon­strated through understanding and applying the rule which expresses it. God is the divine Principle of His spiritual universe. His mani­festation is Christ, expressed in Godlike thinking and living. Every Godlike thought, word, or deed brings one into closer communion with the divine source or Principle, and that is the purpose and effect of true prayer.
A Christian Scientist awakened one morning to find herself under a spell of sickness. She was far from home and faced a heavy schedule of duties for the day. It seemed impossible to get up and get started. She lay there and began to turn to Christian Science for help. A passage from the textbook came to her (p. 390), "It is our ignorance of God, the divine Principle, which produces apparent discord, and the right understanding of Him restores harmony." Here, she realized, was both the cause of the trouble and its cure. Reaching out in thought with a sincere desire to understand God better, she saw that she had al­lowed erroneous thoughts to enter consciousness, and these seemed to hide God's presence from her. She had allowed herself to become irri­tated, upset, unhappy, and resent­ful, and she recognized the need to be healed of such wrong thinking. She studied the Bible and Science and Health and accepted the truths she found there. The mental picture of an irritated, resentful mor­tal disappeared in the light of the truth that man is the spiritual and perfect child of God. Her thinking became spiritually clear, and she was healed. All symptoms of physical disease disappeared. She was able to arise and carry out the duties of the day in perfect free­dom. She proved that it was igno­rance of God – ignoring God – which had produced the discord, and the right understanding of Him had indeed restored her natural harmony.

How to Pray
There are many ways to pray; do not think to confine prayer to a fixed form or formula. Deep, hon­est, spiritual desire is effective prayer, bringing one into the consciousness of God's ways. To adore the divine Being is effective prayer; through it the beliefs of evil disappear from consciousness. To recognize, acknowledge, and be grateful to God for blessings is ef­fective prayer; it opens the door to higher spiritual attainments. Obe­dience to God's revealed require­ments is prayer; the struggle to be and do good is prayer; the practice of humility, the striving for holi­ness, the abiding steadfast in hope and faith, patient improvement of our present talents, continued serv­ice to divine Love – these are all forms of true prayer because they all bring us closer to God. The highest prayer is an abiding reali­zation of God's allness and man's forever oneness with his divine Principle, as when Jesus declared, "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30).

Prayer for the World
There must be inspiration in prayer. There must be honest ex­pectancy of good. Repentance must accompany prayer, and re­form must follow. Self-justification has no place in Christian prayer; self-righteousness closes the door to the divine presence. True prayer starts with God, takes in the spiritual nature of man and the universe, and ends with God. It proceeds from the general to the particular. One is healed or saved when be recognizes that all are healed and saved. "The Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends" (Job 42:10). Prayer for others is expan­sive; it lifts thought above self; praying for oneself first and exclu­sively may darken thought and retard healing.   The beloved Founder of Christian Science made it a rule to pray daily for all man­kind. Could anyone so conscious of humanity's need and so sure of God's power to supply it do less? Not only did she pray for the whole world, but she also declared, "I also have faith that my prayer availeth" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 220). If all Christians and all Christian Scientists will pray as Jesus prayed and taught, if they will pray earnestly and devotedly in the light of the understanding of the true nature of God, and if they will let their lives attest their fidel­ity to God's ways, the millennium, my friends, may prove to be not so far off as generally believed.

New Heaven and Earth
My friends, the present age is a glorious one! Matter is definitely on the way out. Our inspired Leader declares, "We live in an age of Love's divine adventure to be All-in-all" (Miscellany, p. 158). As divine Love is understood as All-in-all, sickness, sin, and death will diminish and finally disap­pear. Christian Science extends to all men the invitation and oppor­tunity to join in this divine adven­ture, to find God to be what He really is: a present and practical help in all things, every man's first, last, and only real friend. Di­vine Science will lift you above the grossness and cruelty of atheism; its light will dispel the doubts and uncertainties of agnosticism; its spiritual power will destroy the idols of human will, physical health laws, material beliefs about God and the universe, and ignorance and superstition in religion. Here is the promise of Christian Science for the future (Science and Health, p. 568): "For victory over a single sin, we give thanks and magnify the Lord of Hosts. What shall we say of the mighty conquest over all sin? A louder song, sweeter than has ever before reached high heaven, now rises clearer and nearer to the great heart of Christ; for the accuser is not there, and Love sends forth her primal and everlasting strain."

Part4 Idolatry


Toward the end of the first cen­tury the first epistle of John was written to combat the growing menace of Gnosticism. This little book is outstanding in all Christian literature for its teachings of love and purity and fellowship with God. The letter ends with the simple counsel, "Little children, keep yourselves from idols." Obviously the idols John meant were the false teachings against which he had been warning them.

Idolatry may be the worship of material objects; it may be the worship of some manifestation of God in place of God Himself; or it may be the worship of a false conception of God in place of the true. The idols of modern civilization are different from the idols of an­cient paganism, and Christian idols may be more deceptive than heathen. One form of idol worship is the adulation of the human per­sonality. A human being may ex­press a high quality of spiritual goodness – or godliness – but he is not the creator of that goodness. Jesus, the Master, declared, "I can of mine own self do nothing" (John 5:30); "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works" (John 14:10).

Jesus and Christ
Jesus was not understood by many of the people of his time, especially his enemies. It is important to understand the dual na­ture of Christ Jesus, otherwise some of his statements about him­self seem contradictory and hard to understand. Christian Science dis­pels the mystery. It points out that Jesus was the name of the human man who was born, brought up, carried out his mission, and at last disappeared to material sense. The name was common among Hebrew boys and men.

But this man Jesus was different from all other men who have ever walked the earth. To state it sim­ply, he knew more about God than any man before or since; he lived what he knew, and he proved the practical power of spiritual under­standing in overcoming every type of human trouble – sin, danger, dis­ease, and even death itself. His friends and associates soon began to perceive that here, right in their midst, was a truly Godlike character. While it reached its highest expression in and through the man Jesus, it was not for him exclu­sively. Others began to share the divine understanding; their lives, too, became imbued and inspired with the divine nature, enabling them also to do great works of healing. For centuries the Jewish people had expected some such manifestation of godliness among them; earlier writers foretold its appearing as the Messiah, the Christ, the Coming One, Immanuel, or God with us. So when Jesus began to teach and heal, many de­vout Jews recognized that he was indeed bringing what they had been waiting for.

Christ, as defined in Science and Health (p. 583), is "The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error." Jesus' work, in revealing the power and presence of God on earth, was incomparable. He stands alone. So the word Christ was attached to him as a title. It stands for the Godlike nature which animated him, and must not be confused with Jesus as the name of the human person.

Dual Nature
Keeping in mind this dual na­ture, we see how inaccurate it is to say that Christ was born on Christ­mas Day, or that Christ was cruci­fied and died. It was Jesus who was born and later crucified and rose from the dead; the Christ, or true spiritual nature, was quite un­touched by these material changes, just as the quantity two remains unchanged when you erase the fig­ure 2 from the blackboard. 

The quantity two is a mental concep­tion; the figure 2 is a material symbol. The symbol is subject to change or erasure; the quantity is always the same because it is a mental conception.
Sometimes Jesus spoke of him­self as the son of man, meaning Jesus the son of Mary. At other times he called himself the Son of God, referring to the Christ or spiritual manifestation of God. Some of his later followers became con­fused on this point. He had said, "I and my Father are one" (John 10:30). 

Mrs. Eddy, in the text­book, explains that this means one in quality, not in quantity, "as a drop of water is one with the ocean" or "a "ray of light one with the sun" (see Science and Health 361:15-17). 

But the early Christians fell into the same error of which the Jews accused Jesus, the error of believing the man Jesus to be equal with God. After three hundred years it was definitely declared to be the creed of the Christian church that Jesus was God. This led to the idolatrous worship of the human personality and praying to Jesus as God.

One Mind versus Minds Many
The bedrock of true religion is the First Commandment – one God, infinite and good. One God means one Mind. Human belief would di­vide the one infinite Mind into many finite minds, distribute one to each person, encase it in a body of flesh, separate it completely from the one supreme intelligence, and let it go on from there operat­ing strictly on its own, progressing or retrogressing in good or evil, as the case might be, according to whatever standard or rule it sets up for itself.

The belief of a mind and reality apart from God is the one basic error. This error is responsible for all the troubles of mankind. The belief is that there are many minds, one to each person. Each so-called human mind turns in upon itself, tries to prove itself self-sufficient, develops its own will, and takes pride in its achievements. It calls itself "I" – spelled with a capital letter. This human egotism swells into a great seeming, and yet it is basically unreal and erroneous. The call of Christian Science is to un­cover this falsity, denounce it and cast it out, and return to the sim­ple basic facts as set forth in the First Commandment of Moses and demonstrated by Jesus the Christ with great power and signs follow­ing: one God, one Mind, one Prin­ciple, infinite, good, present, understandable, and demonstrable. The reflection or expression of the true God is seen in the real man and universe.

Spiritual Leadership
Mrs. Eddy's discovery of Chris­tian Science was the revelation to her of the truth of God and man: one Mind expressing itself in an infinitude of spiritual ideas. It in­cluded the uncovering of the claims of evil: many minds, knowing both evil and good, and the belief that there is real substance-matter out­side the infinitude of Spirit. Fi­nally, it included the demonstra­tion that the understanding of these facts will cure disease, dis­pel sin, and harmonize human existence.

The Discoverer of Christian Science is also the Founder of our church. The members of this church are governed by the divinely inspired rules in the Church Manual. The purpose of this organization is to restore to Christianity the lost element of healing; to heal and transform, but not to deify the human personality. Having seen how the worship of human personality had entered the early Christian church as a great mental and moral cloud, depriving Christians of spiritual understand­ing and power to heal, she resolved to keep it out of Christian Science. She declares: "Person is not in the question of Christian Science. Principle, instead of person, is next to our hearts, on our lips, and in our lives" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 135). 

She consistently exhorted her followers not to pursue her personality but to find her in her writings. While she demanded strictly that her place as Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and author of its textbook should be recognized and acknowledged, this was not because of any desire for personal glory but because she understood that mortal mind would make its attack upon her discovery by first trying to discredit her as the discoverer. The discovery must stand because it is true; the dis­coverer must be acknowledged be­cause she was God's instrument.

Mrs. Eddy is no longer with us in person, but her revelation of man as the perfect expression of God remains to lead her followers on to clearer vision and unerring demonstration. There are no personal leaders in Christian Science churches, but there is no lack of leadership. The revealed Principle and rule of true being is studied and obeyed by students of Chris­tian Science and so provides spirit­ual leadership for all the churches and their members, leadership that is wise, positive, and effective. 

stranger going to a Christian Sci­ence church need have no concern as to whether or not he is getting in with the right people; he is get­ting in with the right Principle. He need not wonder who runs the church, for the true Church is spiritual, and Christian Scientists work to understand God's govern­ment and submit to it. "Again I repeat, person is not in the ques­tion of Christian Science" (Mis­cellaneous Writings, p. 135).

Part3 Consciousness Basic


Consciousness Basic
The primary fact of individual existence is consciousness, or awareness. This fact is self-evident but much overlooked; yet all ques­tions of life and God must be worked out in consciousness. In the realm of one's awareness dwell all the issues of being. But materialism claims there is something outside of consciousness, a realm of mindlessness, real, fixed, and unaffected by thinking, named matter. How and where does the materialist know this? Why, in his thinking! And intelligent thinking, my friends, is a flat con­tradiction of the claim of mind­lessness or matter! Consciousness is the basic reality, and no expla­nation is valid which loses sight of that fact.

Human life is entirely mental. That primary fact should be ob­vious to all. If this is a new con­cept to you, you only need to work with it to find it true. A person is rich or poor, sick or well, merry or gloomy, only as he believes himself to be. A young engineer was greatly helped and enlightened when he learned, through his study of Christian Science, that his pro­fession was essentially a mental one. 

He had supposed engineering was material because it dealt with steel, wood, concrete, and so on. But be came to see that an engineer deals with those things in thought, and he is a good engineer in the measure that he has good, sound, useful thoughts on the subject. This is true of every human voca­tion; whether you are a cook, a carpenter, musician, farmer, clerk, or storekeeper, your work is pri­marily mental. As you accustom yourself to this fact you will be ready for the next step, which is to learn that in the mental realm all true reality is spiritual and good, proceeding from the one infinite, divine Mind or Spirit. Thus we prove the statement in Science and Health (p. 269), 
"Metaphysics re­solves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul."

If you believe your universe to be material, that is, outside of con­sciousness, the Christian ideal of God will remain a mystery to you. But when you see that your daily life is a call to mental dominion, if you have accepted the challenge to master yourself, if you are men­tally beset with suggestions of fear, pride, jealousy, and covetousness, if material remedies have failed to heal the body, if you long for moral strength and mental freedom, then you can begin right now to learn the truth about your mental uni­verse, to learn that there is one real Mind, universal, ever present, and divine; that it is creator, king, and ruler in the mental realm; that this divine Mind is your Mind here and now, and that your present understanding of this divine father brings you wisdom, inspiration, freedom, strength, and such a deeply entrenched peace that the storms of earth batter your ram­parts quite in vain.

God Acknowledged
Is it not clear to us, then, that there is a God, since there is something outside ourselves which moves us to good thoughts and deeds? And since God is inescapable, is it not the path of practical common sense to find out about God so that our relations with Him are on an intelligent footing?
Let us have an end of denying the obvious, of doubting things plainly seen and easily understood. Man is alive, he knows he is alive, and since he did not himself create the existence in which he finds himself he must be the result of the working of a higher power, a pri­mal intelligence, Life, or Mind. 

This primal intelligence or power cannot be matter, because matter is by definition mindless. The re­sults of scientific reasoning are here seen to coincide with primi­tive Christian teaching, for Jesus declared, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing" (John 6:63). So it is the divine Spirit, Mind, or Soul, which Jesus understood, demonstrated, and taught, which is now revealed in Christian Science as the true God.

"Salvation" is a fine old word which has lost some of its practical usefulness through taking on cer­tain specialized theological conno­tations. A dictionary tells us that salvation refers to being saved. From what do people need to be saved? Obviously, from sickness, danger, poverty, sin, and death. And when do they need to be saved? Well, right now, of course. So the same dictionary gives the Christian Science definition of "sal­vation" from Science and Health as, "Life, Truth, and Love understood and demonstrated as supreme over all; sin, sickness, and death destroyed" (Webster – later editions).

Note how the concept of salva­tion is colored by the concept of God that goes along with it. The belief of a God afar off, living up in the sky perhaps, who is to be met only after death (if at all), logically leads to the belief of sal­vation hereafter, the corollary of which is suffering and trouble in the present. On the other hand, the revelation of the true character of God as ever-present good, all-pervading divine Spirit and power, awakens thought to understand the powerlessness of sin and disease and to the present demonstration of eternal, harmonious Life.

Salvation is individual. There is no mass consciousness. Nations are saved as people are saved. Per­haps someone says, "There are many millions of people in the world, and if they have all got to be converted one by one it is going to take a long time." But the job is not so big as it seems, for it is not a case of converting millions but of saving only one – number one, in every case. If you and I will but take care of number one we may be amazed at the results. Have you ever exchanged your opinion about something for a better one and discovered to your surprise that many others feel the same about it as you now do?

A young man, new in the study of Christian Science, began to wish to be healed of smoking and drink­ing; but as his thoughts traveled down the vista of the future he saw himself attending social and busi­ness gatherings where everyone but he smoked and drank and had a good time! "No," he thought, "that would be too lonesome for happiness." But before long the desire for purity and freedom car­ried the day; with the help of a Christian Science practitioner he was healed of those enslaving ap­petites. To his surprise he found that there are large numbers of nonsmokers and nondrinkers, a great and glorious company of those who did not bow the knee to these twin idols of self-indulgence, and he was not at all lonesome in his newly won freedom.