Is Christian Science Of The Same Lineage As Spiritualism Or Theosophy?
From No and Yes by Mary Baker Eddy
Science is not susceptible of being held as a mere theory.
18 It is hoary with time. It takes hold of eternity, voices the
infinite, and governs the universe. No greater opposites
can be conceived of, physically, morally, and spiritually,
21 than Christian Science, spiritualism, and theosophy.
Science and Health has effected a revolution in the
minds of thinkers on the subject of mediumship, and given
24 impulse to reason and revelation, goodness and virtue. A
theory may be sound in spots, and sparkle like a diamond,
while other parts of it have no lustre. Christian Science
1 is sound in every part. It is neither warped nor miscon-
ceived, when properly demonstrated. If a spiritualist
3 medium understood the Science of Mind-healing, he
would know that between those who have and those who
have not passed the transition called death, there can be
6 no interchange of consciousness, and that all sensible phe-
nomena are merely subjective states of mortal mind.
Theosophy is a corruption of Judaism. This corruption
9 had a renewal in the Neoplatonic philosophy; but it sprang
from the Oriental philosophy of Brahmanism, and blends
with its magic and enchantments. Theosophy is no more
12 allied to Christian Science than the odor of the upas-tree
is to the sweet breath of springtide, or the brilliant cor-
uscations of the northern sky are to solar heat and