“Material systems all assume that in order to know anything about health one must first know all about disease; that in order to impart health one must first immerse one’s self in a profound study of its supposed opposite, of that which is not health, never will be and never can be, namely disease.
This is very much as though someone in his desire to know all about mathematics, should first study the mistakes that can be made in attempting to apply the rules of mathematics, immerse himself in a profound study of that which is not mathematics, never will be and never can be, that indeed which is the negation or absence of mathematics.
Again, it is as though a man, in his desire to know all about light, should make a study of darkness, of that which is not light, never will be and never can be, that which is the negation or absence of light. He who would learn to express music does not begin by studying discord, nor does he who would become a detector of counterfeit money study the counterfeit. Rather does he familiarize himself with the genuine.”
The assumption seems to be that somehow health is dependent upon disease, but it is possible to know all there is about disease, and yet have no health. Actually, health is the positive fact and disease is not. Health resides as a concept in consciousness rather than in matter. So let’s familiarize ourselves with the ideal in order to manifest it.
by William D. McCracken, 1914