Mary Baker Eddy attempted to "re-instate" primitive Christianity. Her brand of religion was very popular among Jews and Freemasons as this chapter will bring out.
The sequence of events that led to her quest for the Metaphysical laws that govern healing started with an accident, a fall on ice one stormy cold Feb. day in 1866.
Prior to falling, Mary Baker Eddy, a childless sad frail 60 year old woman, had been "just sitting around waiting to die."1
Although her fall was an accident, that she turned to the occult wasn't. Some maintain that her mentor was one of the founders of New Thought Phineas P. Quimby.
Phineas Parkhurst Quimby was a possible Freemason. He was also an early hypnotist who attempted to heal by hypnotism. There has been much debate on how much he influenced her.
Mrs. Eddy stayed in Portland, Maine as a patient of Phineas Quimby, and it was at that time she
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