Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

Date: 29 May

Golden Text: psalm 103:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his
holy name.

Responsive Reading: psalm 24:1-6

1 The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and
they that dwell therein.
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon
the floods.
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand
in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted
up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness
from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy
face, O Jacob. Selah.


(1) jeremiah 12:4
4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field
wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts
are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our
last end.

(2) psalm 119:33
33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it
unto the end.

(3) zechariah 13:4
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall
be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither
shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:

(4) psalm 86:15
15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
long suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

(5) luke 23:8
8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was
desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many
things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

(6) luke 23:14
14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that
perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before
you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof
ye accuse him:


(1) 239:4-10
Take away wealth, fame, and social organizations,
6 which weigh not one jot in the balance of God, and we
get clearer views of Principle. Break up Right views
cliques, level wealth with honesty, let worth of humanity
9 be judged according to wisdom, and we get better views
of humanity.

(2) 341:11-16
In Christian Science mere opinion is valueless. Proof
12 is essential to a due estimate of this subject. Sneers at
the application of the word Science to Chris- Supported
tianity cannot prevent that from being scien- by facts
15 tific which is based on divine Principle, demonstrated ac-
cording to a divine given rule, and subjected to proof.

(3) 459:12-22
12 Any attempt to heal mortals with erring mortal mind,
instead of resting on the omnipotence of the divine
Mind, must prove abortive. Committing the Dangerous
15 bare process of mental healing to frail mor- knowledge
tals, untaught and unrestrained by Christian Science,
is like putting a sharp knife into the hands of a blind
18 man or a raging maniac, and turning him loose in
the crowded streets of a city. Whether animated by
malice or ignorance, a false practitioner will work mis-
21 chief, and ignorance is more harmful than wilful wicked-
ness, when the latter is distrusted and thwarted in its

(4) 186:4-10
the divine energies of Truth.
Christian Science destroys material beliefs through the
6 understanding of Spirit, and the thoroughness of this work
determines health. Erring human mind-forces can work
only evil under whatever name or pretence they are em-
9 ployed; for Spirit and matter, good and evil, light and
darkness, cannot mingle.

(5) 373:14-18
The fear of disease and the love of sin are the sources
15 of man’s enslavement. “The fear of the Lord Love frees
is the beginning of wisdom,” but the Scriptures from fear
also declare, through the exalted thought of John, that
18 “perfect Love casteth out fear.”

(6) 302:14-24
Continuing our definition of man, let us remember that
15 harmonious and immortal man has existed forever, and
is always beyond and above the mortal illu- Definition
sion of any life, substance and intelligence of man
18 as existent in matter. This statement is based on fact,
not fable. The Science of being reveals man as perfect,
even as the Father is perfect, because the Soul, or Mind,
21 of the spiritual man is God, the divine Principle of all
being, and because this real man is governed by Soul
instead of sense, by the law of Spirit, not by the so-called
24 laws of matter.


Soul and Body.

Soul and Body” Golden Text: Psalm 24 v3 Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?

Who shall stand in his holy place?

The man with clean hands and pure heart,

who desires not worthless things,