B RIDE. Purity and innocence, conceiving man in the idea of God; a sense of Soul, which has spiritual bliss and enjoys but cannot suffer. Spiritual understanding; the pure consciousness that God, the divine Principle, creates man as His own spiritual idea, and that God is the only creative power. Corporeality and physical sense put out of sight and hearing; annihilation. Submergence in Spirit; immortality brought to light. A sensuous belief; the testimony of what is termed material sense; the error which would make man mortal and would make mortal mind a slave to the body.
The spiritual thoughts and representatives of Life, Truth, and Love.
Sensual and mortal beliefs; counterfeits of creation, whose better originals are God's thoughts, not in embryo, but in maturity; material suppositions of life, substance, and intelligence, opposed to the Science of being. The representatives of Soul, not corporeal sense; the offspring of Spirit, who, having wrestled with error, sin, and sense, are governed by divine Science; some of the ideas of God beheld as men, casting out error and healing the sick; Christ's offspring. The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error.
The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick. Spirit; Mind; intelligence; the animating divine Principle of all that is real and good; self-existent Life, Truth, and Love; that which is perfect and eternal; the opposite of matter and evil, which have no Principle; God, who made all that was made and could not create an atom or an element the opposite of Himself.
D AN Jacob's son. Animal magnetism; so-called mortal mind controlling mortal mind; error, working out the designs of error; one belief preying upon another. The irradiance of Life; light, the spiritual idea of Truth and Love. The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and "there shall be no night there.
D EATH. An illusion, the lie of life in matter; the unreal and untrue; the opposite of Life.
Matter has no life, hence it has no real existence. Mind is immortal. The flesh, warring against Spirit; that which frets itself free from one belief only to be fettered by another, until every belief of life where Life is not yields to eternal Life. Any material evidence of death is false, for it contradicts the spiritual facts of being.
D EVIL. Evil; a lie; error; neither corporeality nor mind; the opposite of Truth; a belief in sin, sickness, and death; animal magnetism or hypnotism; the lust of the flesh, which saith: "I am life and intelligence in matter. D OVE. A symbol of divine Science; purity and peace; hope and faith. D UST. Nothingness; the absence of substance, life, or intelligence. E ARS. Not organs of the so-called corporeal senses, but spiritual understanding.
Jesus said, referring to spiritual perception, "Having ears, hear ye not? E ARTH. A sphere; a type of eternity and immortality, which are likewise without beginning or end. To material sense, earth is matter; to spiritual sense, it is a compound idea. E LIAS. Prophecy; spiritual evidence opposed to material sense; Christian Science, with which can be discerned the spiritual fact of whatever the material senses behold; the basis of immortality. E RROR. See chapter on Recapitulation, page Divine Science encompassing the universe and man; the true idea of God; a type of the glory which is to come; metaphysics taking the place of physics; the reign of righteousness.
The atmosphere of human belief before it accepts sin, sickness, or death; a state of mortal thought, the only error of which is limitation; finity; the opposite of infinity. Mistiness of mortal thought; weariness of mortal mind; obscured views; peace and rest. E YES. Jesus said, thinking of the outward vision, "Having eyes, see ye not? Separator of fable from fact; that which gives action to thought.
Eternal Life; the one Mind; the divine Principle, commonly called God. F EAR. Heat; inflammation; anxiety; ignorance; error; desire; caution. F IRE. Fear; remorse; lust; hatred; destruction; affliction purifying and elevating man. Spiritual understanding; the scientific line of demarcation between Truth and error, between Spirit and so-called matter. F LESH. An error of physical belief; a supposition that life, substance, and intelligence are in matter; an illusion; a belief that matter has sensation. G AD Jacob's son. Science; spiritual being understood; haste towards harmony.
Patient woe; the human yielding to the divine; love meeting no response, but still remaining love. G HOST. An illusion; a belief that mind is outlined and limited; a supposition that spirit is finite.
G IHON river. The rights of woman acknowledged morally, civilly, and socially. G ODS. Mythology; a belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material; a supposition of sentient physicality; the belief that infinite Mind is in finite forms; the various theories that hold mind to be a material sense, existing in brain, nerve, matter; supposititious minds, or souls, going in and out of matter, erring and mortal; the serpents of error, which say, "Ye shall be as gods. God is one God, infinite and perfect, and cannot become finite and imperfect. G OOD. God; Spirit; omnipotence; omniscience; omnipresence; omni-action.
H AM Noah's son. Corporeal belief; sensuality; slavery; tyranny.
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H EART. Mortal feelings, motives, affections, joys, and sorrows. Harmony; the reign of Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; bliss; the atmosphere of Soul. H ELL. Mortal belief; error; lust; remorse; hatred; revenge; sin; sickness; death; suffering and self-destruction; self-imposed agony; effects of sin; that which "worketh abomination or maketh a lie. Divine Science understood and acknowledged.
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Divine Science; the development of eternal Life, Truth, and Love. I, or E GO. Divine Principle; Spirit; Soul; incorporeal, unerring, immortal, and eternal Mind. There is but one I, or Us, but one divine Principle, or Mind, governing all existence; man and woman unchanged forever in their individual characters, even as numbers which never blend with each other, though they are governed by one Principle.
All the objects of God's creation reflect one Mind, and whatever reflects not this one Mind, is false and erroneous, even the belief that life, substance, and intelligence are both mental and material. God; incorporeal and eternal Mind; divine Principle; the only Ego.
A term obsolete in Science if used with reference to Spirit, or Deity. Substance; self-existent and eternal Mind; that which is never unconscious nor limited. A corporeal belief; the offspring of error; envy; hatred; selfishness; self-will; lust. J ACOB.
A corporeal mortal embracing duplicity, repentance, sensualism. Inspiration; the revelation of Science, in which the so-called material senses yield to the spiritual sense of Life and Love. A type of spiritual peace, flowing from the understanding that God is the divine Principle of all existence, and that man is His idea, the child of His care. Mortal belief and knowledge obtained from the five corporeal senses; the pride of power and the power of pride; sensuality; envy; oppression; tyranny.
Home, heaven. J ESUS. The highest human corporeal concept of the divine idea, rebuking and destroying error and bringing to light man's immortality.