For those of you in my age group, we have seen major discomfort with the word “Christian”. In the UK, its a bit of a statement and carries so much baggage, its something we hide. In the words of Oscar Wilde, “the only sin is stupidity” and we have seen major abuses and restrictions in the name of God.
Christian Science with all its definitions for Consciousness still remains difficult. I felt particularly upset a few weeks ago trying to explain away the Bible Lesson topic “everlasting punishment” to a friend. It seems so exclusive and unfriendly.
So, as religion including denomination vanishes, what will remain? Well, Mrs Eddy started with a very broad view of her Science, she updated the textbook and released many updated editions before her death. The early ones had quotes from other religions such as Hinduism and Eastern Esotericism.
As she discovered her system more, the Bible became prominent as she discovered the Science and expanded on its idea. No doubt she was searching for Biblical links to her system from the beginning and also noting people were not ready to hear “science”.
It was John Doorly, ex president of the Mother Church, some decades later who noticed that she had written the 7 synonyms in a different order 3 times to explain 3 points and discovered that it matched three periods of Biblical history with the textbook itself representing the 4th period. He then discovered that using her key to the Scriptures, the Bible was a book of spiritual laws written about the demonstration of the 7 synonyms. Thus her system was shown in the mathematical numbers 7 and 4.
The Hebrews recognised the importance of these great numbers, the Torah has the Bereishit. (Genesis 1:1) being 7 words and 28 letters in original Hebrew and regarded as “God”s signature.
In Hebrew, each letter possesses a numerical value, working with this system is called Gematria and is used to explore the relationship between words and ideas.
I’m a bit cynical that either of them “discovered” that, I’m sure that system or framework had been around long before either of them came across it. Mrs Eddy had long been associated with freemasonry they even built a structure to honour her in the early days and one of her husbands was a member. She wrote about herself longing to be associated with them.
So, to make this treatise practical, you will imagine my surprise when I was introduced to a “tarot card” reader a few days ago, or an Intuitive counsellor as she called herself.
Her tool was this: a pack of cards:
22 cards including card 0 which matches 7 +4 and its reflection (11+11)
The further four “suits” can be seen as the four sides of the matrix. They are basically 4 sets of 14 cards so the 7 and its reflection (7+7) presented 4 times
We spoke about it in detail but it gives a clue how mathematics may be used in the future with Art outlining the same synonyms. Right now systems like Tarot cards are not understood mathematically so are lost in mesmerism.
It is likely though something will appear using these same numbers 7 and 4 within our consciousness. After all, these numbers are already all around us in perfection. This is God.