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From the October 2009 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Even when he was a trained biologist in Salzburg, Austria, had a hunch there was a deeper dimension to life than one defined by matter. He moved on to the practice of homeopathy, and like Mary Baker Eddy, found that it glimpsed the fact there was more evidence of the mental influence than of medicine in healing.

In the late 1980s Robert purchased a copy of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and from that point on, he embraced the science of Spirit. Now offering Christian Science treatment, he began healing patients whom he hadn't been able to help before. "With Christian Science," he says, "I saw that I was touching a deep force–the divine healing presence." Soon he closed down his homeopathic practice, sold his "specialist's" library, and got rid of his pharmacy.

He rented new office space on Salzburg's Mozartplatz, near the statue of Mozart. Amidst cafes, art art galleries, and bakeries, he set up his practice of spiritual healing—and people began to walk in off the street.

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