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"Chemicalization"— what is it?

From the October 1982 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In Christian Science, chemicalization is not a bad thing. It is not a synonym for animal magnetism, nor is it something to be feared, dreaded, avoided.

Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "What I term chemicalization is the upheaval produced when immortal Truth is destroying erroneous mortal belief. Mental chemicalization brings sin and sickness to the surface, forcing impurities to pass away, as is the case with a fermenting fluid." Science and Health, p. 401.

Chemicalization is a yielding of the human to the divine. It need not be a painful process. A change of base from matter to Spirit gives us more understanding and dominion—an ever-increasing realization of the oneness, allness, and goodness of God and of man's relationship to Him as His image and likeness.