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Know that in Science you cannot check a fever, after admitting that it must have its course. To fear and admit the power of matter, is to paralyze mental and scientific demonstration. Departing from my instruction, many learners commend diet and hygiene. They even administer medicine for certain diseases, thinking thereby to initiate the cure which they think to complete with Mind! Such practice is the veriest charlatanism. The Scientist's demonstration rests on one Principle, and there must be no opposite principle or rule.

The perversion of Mental Science is like asserting that the products of eight multiplied by five, and of seven by ten, are alike forty, and that their combined sum is fifty, and then calling the process mathematical.

It is anything but scientific to diet, dose, and exercise, in order to aid the human body until the Divine Mind is ready to take the case. Divinity is always ready. Semper paratus is Truth's motto. Having suffered sufficiently from quackery myself, I desire to keep it out of Christian Science. The two-edged sword of Truth must turn in every direction, to guard this Tree of Life.

“Mind-cure” is an effort to heal mortality with erring mortal mind, instead of resting on the omnipotence of Immortal Mind. Placing such a power in the hands of frail mortals is like putting a knife into the hands of a child, who, by his ill-regulated, spasmodic motions, may wound others as well as himself.