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Here in the body pent,
Absent from Thee I roam,
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent
A day's march nearer home. — Montgomery.

IN the year 1868 I discovered metaphysical healing, and named it Christian Science. The Principle thereof is divine and apodictical, governing all; and it reveals the grand verity that one erring mind controlling another (through whatever medium) is not Science governed by God, the unerring Mind. When apparently near the confines of mortal existence, standing already within the shadow of the death-valley, I learned certain truths: that all real being is the divine Mind and idea; that the Science of Divine Mind demonstrates that Life, Truth, and Love are all-powerful and ever-present; that the opposite of Science and Truth, named Error, is the false supposition of a false sense. This sense is, and evolves, a belief in matter that shuts out the true sense of Spirit. The great facts of omnipotence and omnipresence, of Spirit possessing all power and filling all space, — these facts contradicted forever, to my understanding, the notion that matter can be actual. These facts also revealed to me primeval existence, and the