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Be alert to “complicated and subtle” webs

From the October 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Are you aware of animal magnetism? This is a term used in Christian Science to denote the nature of all evil as a mesmeric but mistaken belief in a power apart from God. A speaker at a Christian Science association meeting once brought the attention of those attending to this statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “The mild forms of animal magnetism are disappearing, and its aggressive features are coming to the front.