The Discovery of The Science of Man
Grekel, Doris. The Discovery of The Science of Man. Vol. 1 of 3. Seattle: Healing Unlimited, 1999.
Grekel spells out the goals for her trilogy on Eddy: “For many years the author has been seeking to know Mrs. Eddy and to learn her holy history” (ix). She opens the first biography with the King James language of the Matthew and Luke Gospel accounts of Jesus’s birth, demonstrating parallels between Jesus and young Mary. Henry David Thoreau plays the role of John the Baptist: “He was the one crying in the wilderness” and “there abode in the same country… in the nearby state of New Hampshire, a devout woman (Mary’s mother)” (1). Mary Baker Eddy’s life experiences are chronicled in comparison with Jesus and as evidence of Eddy’s holiness. Upon her move from Lynn, MA, for example, “Lynn was the cradle of Christian Science and for that will be remembered as Bethlehem, but as 1882 dawned, the infant had outgrown his cradle” (244). Concerning the death of Eddy’s husband (Asa Eddy), Grekel writes, “The students expected her to bear up serenely and unflinchingly whatever the calamity.” Two doctors performed an autopsy, finding no poison. “This showed that mesmeric poison could produce the same result as material poison without the telltale evidence, but for the neophytes in metaphysics it further confused the issue” (257).
ISBN-13 (Softcover): 978-1893107236
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