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the definition as broad as justice and the Principle of Evolution would let me. I have intended to make I nient. "New Thought. I have tried to be as impartial as truth. Each person is to draw his own lines.IISTTRODUCTIOISr. Truth is so lovely that the Truth-seeker soon becomes the Truth-lover. in love. deyelprinciples and purpose of the widespread and ever widening movement comprehended under the term. HENRY HARRISON BROWN 160600 . Its limits cannot be mapped. purpose but an outline of the origin. just to find in this that which will help him to an understanding of this mighty movement and will also find hints that will direct his future TRUTH alone is our aim. It covers a movement at present heterogeneous and embracing many minor fields. brought in my attention to my own position. I can afford to be true only to her. Truly your friend." The term has no definite meaning. her. knowing that all who see will follow In Love and Truth. and The reader will fellows. I have consecrated myself to Truth and my life is now in her sermy positive. but here I feef I have the right to be personal and vice. and to look upon every side of the question only as a reThe charge of partiality may be porter. I am glad of the privilege of lifting for a moment her veil. In this Primer. study.

To the Memory and Omnipresence of All who. . by thought. have contributed to the present freedom of Sow/. word. or deed.

This law of evolution.Origin. I purpose to trace in outline the Heredity of the New Thought movement. gradual unfoldment man is condition germinal is but a slight change upon some Effects are the result of is eternally in man. Life in time is the unfolder. of method. I will give information sufficient to enable the curious reader to easily fill in additional details. but the effect of which is also the effect remote cause. There is no human condition that is not the child of a preceding one. History and Principles of New Thought HEREDITY. and purpose is a constant one. of continuity. Human progress is the of that which is . PAST EVOLUTION. I will correct any reported injustice in subsequent editions. faculties and conditions. Ideas also have their heredity. that appear in parent. Under the law of Heredity science traces evolution from parent to child and thus finds tendencies. All movements in human thought obey these laws of Heredity and Variation. so that when one seeks a beginning of any movement he is compelled to some some anterior of a still more . Variations occur and under the Law of Variation. are transmitted to offspring. Nature unfolds. cause which cause. Each earlier one. Desiring to deal justly with each form of the movement.

nor gives the realm some over-ruling Power. out of which grow systems of worship. With revelations fitted to their growth And shape of mind. finds that all these varying systems are based upon the same conceptions. so a thought once started will never stop. 2d With 3d And love all thy soul. heart and mind. : of Truth Unto the selfish rule of one sole race. God. Thought is a wave that flows like those of the ocean from shore to shore. thy God. To every clime. Law . Truth is one with Ultimate Cause. Max Muller tells us that three ideas form the foundations of all religions. for there is no limit to the medium in which it is a wave. From earliest historic periods we can trace many of the ideas of this movement. Jesus announced the same in his condensation of Hebrew and Prophets: 1st Love the Lord. The student of comparative religions.8 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and every race of men." Therefore to trace the beginnings of New Thought we should have to trace That medium Spirit. Well says Lowell answer: "The beginning is in Ultimate Cause. out of man -which grow regulations of the conduct of to man. 2d His demands on us. which is the common possession of the race. Individual perceptions and expressions differ and often some old thought. viz: 1st Sense of God sends his teachers unto every age. Every age and people is a manifestation of this movement. 3d The recognition of human duties. Truth is ever unfolding. Soul. is variously called: Energy. the beginnings of history. A wave once started in ocean never stops till it reaches the limit of the ocean. is given forth by some earnest soul as a supposed new revelation.

"could be written above every theologic. as evidenced by their relics. many of our present conceptions. They are only enlarged conceptions of the Truth is truth that our fathers held. From the coiir ception of primitive man to the present time. No matter what the religion or philosophical Power an actuality in daily life by methods of spiritual unfoldment. Man and Duty that are familiar to us. economic." we call them. "Old ideas revised and improved. 9 based upon these. one. It is an evolution of that Soul conception into a conscious reality. it is thy neighbor as thyself. Have not these conceptions come down to us with the life they transmitted ? The Hindoo Scriptures contain many conceptions of their clay tablets. scientific. The most any age or race can do is to . Why have all these conceptions survived ? By reason of Nature's law: The Survival of the Fittest. The nations of antiquity. social and artistic creed and above every in" vention. that -which most completely satisfies the Soul. and notablj. is not allowed to pass into oblivion. ANCIENT held IDEAS. Did they not come down to us with the stock of Ary- an words ? From Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament we have derived much of present conceptions of Truth. Improvements.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. there has been but an evolution ol human thought concerning the Power that is. New Thought is but a later conception of this One Power. Culture has made this primitive thought of belief. That which nearest expresses absolute Truth.

Human." age THE CHRISTIAN ERA. and this lifted the wor' ship of Omnipotence from mere external ceremanifestations of fear to worship through Love. Through this Unity of Truth and Unity of Unfoldment. The Love Principle had been but dimly perceived before him. Jesus marks one of the great eras of unfoldment in the conception of Omnipotence. He applied the Love principle also to human conduct in the "New Commandment" "That ye love one another. "Heaven-Father" embodies conceptions of Power and Creation. He said " Our Father. Jesus also developed the idea of duty into that of brotherhood. "Our Father." those of Love and Providence. 7 Prior to " Heaven-Father. we are connected with all the past and with all mankind. He placed the emphasis upon Fatherhood and that Fatherhood made Deity. He was steeped in the Logos Philosophy of the Greek which he Hebraized." Max this it had been Muller tells us that "Heaven-Father" is the term for Omnipotence in every religion. mony and ." Thus may Jesus rightly be termed the founder of New Thought. becomes one of the " choir It is thus that the thinker in every invisible. and through the impetus of the early church they have been sent down to us.10 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It is to Paul that we are indebted for this. as it appears during nineteen centuries of human evolution. Present civilization has been most effected by Greek Ideas as they came to us through the New Testament. develop somewhat some phase of Truth by making some distinctive change in the method of expression.

Descartes. Zeno. It piety. and IDEALISM. In these can be found many of the ideas of New Thought teachers. Locke. GERMAN PHILOSOPHERS. It is the practical side of the saying of Jesus: "My father and I are one. and moulde-l the opinions of the present. It developed later into the form one may find in is Kempis and Madame Guyon. and the conception of Realization as held its by New Thought teachers. and so warm was it at times that Jesus and the Thomas a' a condition of most ardent church were thought of as one thinks of wife or mistress. Christian Science in an imperfect reflection of the Idealism of Berkeley." This phase of thought came into existence at the close of the third century. Berkeley. During the Middle Ages as PRIMER." systems that have much in common with the idea of Omnipresence. and the poet Goethe especially Schiller. before Plato. Fichte. Mysticism is a recognition of unity between the Soul and Divine origin.NEW THOUGHT MEDIEVAL THOUGHT. The Mysticism of the Middle Ages developed in Germany into a philosophy which changed at that time the current of thought. Hegle. But in the English philosopher Berkeley do we find the greatest resemblance. fundamentally . Spinosa and Liebnitz revived the Idealism of Plato. 11 whose teachings gave birth to what " many thinkers arose is known mysticism. Schopenhauer. Shelling. One who desires to become familiar with these authors are recommended to read Kant.

Idealism holds that Ideas The external universe exists only as it is reflected in the mind. in his w^orks upon Mental Science.12 are All. NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and social life. According to Fichte this non-Ego is but a creation. strong. I THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. The new American nation was to a great extent the child of French liberalism. Liberal ideas at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century were permeating every channel of the national life. how great was his indebtedness to them. W. by his quotations. Rev. taught the same. religion. and I here most gladly acknowledge my own philosophic debt to this most lucid. Evans. shows. F. This new century the child of the old. I have briefly shown how that century was the culmination of all the thought of the past. New Thought is came legitimately from the loins of the Thought with which the nineteenth century and the new nation opened. The national birth but twenty-four years will Thought previous had stimulated thought in all directions. In politics. Matter is part of that which is not the Ego. All interested in tracing Idealism farther can find in any encyclopedia enough to make clear our indebtedness to these philosophers. or an idea of the mind of the Ego. and able of our New Thought teachers. Hegle finds the only reality in the relation that exists be- tween the Ego and the non-Ego. What they intellectual^ perceived is now a constant reality in the lives of thousands. . The speculative truth that lies underneath this philosophy is realized Truth in New Thought. trace only the last century history of evolution.

Out of the awakened conscience and intellectual perceptions of Truth that were prevalent at the beginning of the nineteenth century came later the abolition of physical slavery. dividing them into the Unitarian and Trinitarian. trace the mental unfold ment and progress of the century." It is for this liberty that New Thought stands. and the perfect liberty knocking at the door of the 20th century. The history of a nation is the history of its few thinkers. Political liberty. debt to him. He has had many names. Whenever the prophet is needed he comes. He has come. "The liberty of the sons of God. . I can only follow our special thought. William Ellery Channing gave in Baltimore in 1818 his great address. as a child of the universe. won in the eighteenth century. or as John has it. CHANNING. This liberty is Spiritual Liberty. as a son of the one power." a most thought provoking and stimulating book. a liberty that belongs to each. which later caused a split in the Calvinistic churches. The discontent with the old had culminated in Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason. opened the way for the intellectual liberty which the nineteenth century won.NEW THOUGHT there PRIMER. Now comes the last. All who are today emancipated from the rigid theology of that period owe a great ABOLITIONISM. Only a few of these names can To give them all would be to I mention. 13 was a decided American atmosphere. and with it the emancipation of the masses from the stern and unyielding theology which our fathers left us.

John Murray. which Calvinism emto that of Love. and opportunity lor still other visions that fave culminated in the present awakening. because he held to Revelation. "Murray's was not a change in principle from Calvinism. In 1838 Emerson gave his address before the divinity students of Harvard College. ave in preparing the colonies for their liberty. and as Dr. started another progressive movement in the theological field which.14 NEW THOUGHT lifted PRIMER." makes today. emphasizes. while Murray taught that all are born to be saved. EMERSON." To an age that believed in "Eternal Damnation" Murray was an important reaction. "God is Love. and no student of the history of New Thought can afford to omit his life. UNIVERSAUSM. and with his new vision helped on emancipation. Quakerism had been an important factor during the 18th century and did noble work In the 19th century Elias Hicks came. which Channing phasized. It made as great a change in the pop- from that of ular thought as that which the affirmation." -was his shiboleth. That . ol importance. This movement the theologic thought Justice. EUAS HICKS. was limited. Calvin taught that all were born to be damned. through though his doctrine of Universal Salvation. Livermore of Meadville Theological School taught us. "All is good.

He did in this the greatest work of any one person in the whole century. the credit of the New Thought movement. From that time until his death he taught along the lines be therein laid down. all men This removed the barrier to human are.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. ." he will drink so deeply that all other authors will seem tame commentaries upon him. but from the vantage ground of today it is seen as the turning of the wheel that set the ship of progress on a new tack. were all winnowed. more than to any other source. It did not seem important then. aspiration and opened divine expression as a possibility for all men." and "Over Soul. In this declaration he made all subsequent growth possible. and the pure wheat stored for present sowing. I advise him to read Emerson. the mysticism of the middle ages. It matters little where he begins but if he starts with the " essays upon Self-Reliance" and "Compensation. For this reason I attribute to Emerson. Would my reader drink at the original fount. . Emerson was at the center of intellectual culture of the United States. the obtuse and speculative doctrines of the ancients. His writings are a source to -which can be traced all phases of New Thought. Two years before this he had written " Nature/'" in which the Idealism of Berkeley. and there started a discussion that is responsible. 15 address marks an era in the intellectual life of America. Christian Science is an exaggerated and contorted exposition of the clear and pure thought of Emerson. more than any other factor. for present liberal conditions. He lifted mankind onto the plane with Jesus by declaring that which Jesus was.




Following Emerson came Theodore Parker, His contribution was the placing of all phenomena under law. As Emerson humanized Jesus, Parker rationalized the miracles. He did for theology what Humboldt did for "
Philosophy. Said



The Universe


governed by Law."

Parker forced the

theologians to accept this and placed the socalled Bible Miracles under Natural Law. His sermon upon the " Permanent and the Transient in Christianity" had an effect second only to Emerson's Divinity School

contribution during the first half was the acceptance of the Law ol the Conservation of Force. The Law is: All Force (or Energy) is one; is fixed in quantity, cannot be destroyed; but it can be, and /s, changed from one mode of
manifestation to anothei

phy made great

During the last

century-, strides.

Science and PhilosoThe most important




the Principle of Evolution, for which in its present clear understanding we must thank Spencer and Darwin, though at about the

same time (1845) Andrew Jackson Davis independantly gave, in Principle, the same in "Nature's Divine Revelations," though he
used the term ''Progression." Upon this, the Principle of Evolution and the Law of Conservation of Force, rests all future thought progress. In harmony with these, we are beginning a Science of Man as Mind, and developing an art of Mental Healing.




There was never a century within the historic
period so prolific in invention as the last.
tool, each new machine, each change for the better in ways of living, creates a new environment, and thus, by Suggestion, causes new thoughts and thoughts create the man. The son who uses an improved plow cannot think the same thoughts nor live the same life his father did. Inventions and dis-

Each improved

New Thought. INFLUENCE OF GERMAN THOUGHT. A great impetus was given to American
German Philosophy.

discoveries created conditions for the present

thought at the beginning of the latter part of the last century by the introduction of


introduced Kant and other German Philosophers. Margaret Fuller brought Goethe to notice of American thinkers, and Emerson caused Carlyle's "Sartor Resartus" to be republished here. Out of the interest these

taken by Rev. Frederick W. Hedges,


awakened, arose the "Transcendental Movement" which movement was, in reality, the
birth of the present various



we may New Thought.

thought world, and

in the in Transcenden-

properly locate the birth of

"In the second quarter of the Nineteenth Century, there was a very general feeling ot unrest in religious circles. This was particularly observable in the Eastern States. Groups of individuals here and there broke away from former beliefs and associations, in the confi-




dence and purpose of a living faith that rested on a better foundation. It seems hardly possible for the American mind to hold mere opinions without carrying them into practice with all sincerity. These uprisings often took place around the places of learning, but often er at places remote from centers and amoner the unlettered, who knew only the Bible and the avocation which they followed." This gave rise to many peculiar religious sects. The only one of which now active is that of the Second Advents. "It was among the cultured men and women, many of whom had been educated at Harvard, that a movement began which represented this unrest and gave it somewhat of form and consistency. Unitarianism had opened the avenues for freedom of thought, and now naturally arose the Transcendentalists with an ideal philosophy which they were to promote as the inspiration and prevailing principle of every day life. Bright stars were those in the intellectual sky who started the movement. They lighted the way to profounder thought, more conscientious activity, and more general usefulness. The names oi Emerson, Alcott, The Channings,
Ripley, Margaret Fuller, Frothingham, Thoreau, and their associates, gave to the American public a higher conception of life, its nature and aims. They placed a leaven therein that was destined to continue its work till it transformed the whole mass of American Society. Before this Transcendental movement, America had no literature that was more than local and a copy of foreign models. From r this, America derived a literature that w as a


some names

creation, indiginous to our soil." rightly credited to that

Here move-

" for further particulars upon one of the most interesting attempts to actualize the Principal of Brotherhood. Cranch.and to C. 19 ment. a ripened boll. Frank B. two of the successful. George William Curtis. Charles A. It covers . COMMUNITIES. known as Brook Farm. John Weiss. David A. Jones Very. Wasson.Dana. William Henry Channing. and all are steps toward United States. W. Many others started and many. BROOK FARM^ Out of Transcendentalism arose the attempt at community life. Here met great thinkers. Sanborn. and what if the experiment failed for want of financial support? It was. C. Its harvest of success has come in the lives of those who today have found in another manner an application of the Truth they held. in its scattering. T. Whoever would understand thoroughly the sources of present thought. were successful. needs to become more or less familiar with community life in the the Shakers and the Oneida Communists. and would trace the evolution of ideas.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Theodore Parker. It is without the province of this essay to detail that history. The reader is referred to the "History of the Brook Farm. B. judged by the world's business standards. and Horace Greeley. Cheney. Higginson. The Transcendental period was the formative period in American thought-life. To it we may trace New Thought." by John Thomas Codman. P. Edna D. as their thought is the transcendental thought: Lowell. Margaret Fuller. Alcott. Julia Ward Howe. Thoreau. Frothingham's "History of Transcendentalism.

and protecting the national life in the excitement of fads and speculations which arise on the one hand and the advance of skepticism and materialism that threatens on the other. and Fraternal Insurance Companies. perfect realization of the Principle of Brotherhood. Despite its too coldly intellectual attitude. its persistence. and its truth. its great men. It has been the balance wheel in the mental workshop. is the great intellectual fountain from whence has flowed into every day life the latest thought along all lines of investigation. UNITARIANISM^ Unitarianism. Co-operative Associations. its liberality. it has held the religious life of the people poised and harmonious. Profit Sharing. we find the nearest approach on the intellectual side to the present New Thought. It is the cultured source that has kept sweet and clean the progress of theological thought. and kept the church in touch with science and philosophy. The fundamental principle of Unitarianism is the right of private judgment.20 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER." "Man is not a fallen but a rising . Colonies. because of its organization. Perceptions of this Principle is also stirring the world tinder the many phasesof New Thought. It proclaims the fundamental propositions of Mental Science and Soul Culture in its affirmations of "The Indwelling God" and "Divine Nature of Man. It has no creed. conserving all that was good and true in all movements. Fraternal Societies. more This Principle is now finding expression in Trades Unions. In Unitarianism. Each person is expected to teach that which to him is truth.

pain. and on the verge of the grave. or better. fear." but there is as much difference between my then and my now." and created within myself the kingdom of disease. 21 is one of its favorite maxims. and never calculates the price of material at so much per pound. as there is between a student who reads his books 011 astronomy. Fellowship. and serviceable in life. and Character. and never looks at the stars. taught on the Spiritualist platform. one who reads chemistry. anxiety. the same perceptions of Truth I now preach under "Soul Culture. it has stood for all that is free." says James Freeman Clark. suddenly there came in my mind why are you this question: "If God "dwells in you. or one who studies mathematics. From Channing's time to the present. as . Unitarians follow the old method: preach and educate." There is in Truth no break between the teachers of Mental Science and Unitarianism. and never goes to the laboratory. New Thought teaches: Demonstrate by Living. for the service of man. Western Unitarianism proclaims itself for "Freedom. and being a Son of God. The two movements differ only in the application of Truth to life.NEW THOUGHT creature. Every Unitarian Society intellectually is NewThought. I preached the "Indwelling God. I preached. But amid my pain." and grew sick and broken down in body." PRIMER. and heart-hunger. ''Upon every thing write. This denomina- tion is not sectarian. I preached in the Unitarian pulpit. and I then thought I was faithful. "The kingdom of heaven is within you. It is the difference between knowing one is a Son of God. worry. beautiful. in religion. sick and in pain?" As soon as I could straighten out my affairs. Honest and believing.

You cared for it then. as. "and I do not I cannot want with Him as provider. I put myself into His hands." I would say to myself when things seemed to go wrong. I left all things to Him. I let you have perfect control of my life. I surrender it to you.22 soon NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. you will care for it now. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. God is in me "an ever present Where once I felt trouble." I trust. the Indwelling straightened them out. I thought I knew what my body wanted. through suffering. But I persevered and my body assumed the conditions of health. . I to the objective life. All is thus ever well with me. because I have perfect faith in you " It took me some time to outgrow old habits of thought. and to the only Living God. He be- one in all Life's manifestations. I said: God "Now. as the child the parent. I have not changed my ideas of man as Spirit. whom I live and have my being. Yet. He attends to the subjective. This position is one which the faithful ones in every religious belief have taken in all ages." fear. I have simply learned to make practical what I then intel- came "My Silent Partner!" We are lectually held. or help. I now know only peace: "For Thou art with me. I find I do not know how to take care of it. the One "in that "The Lord want. He attends to the subconscious. Old doubt and old conditions gradually would come back. I have not changed the idea which I had of God while in pulpit or on platform. I have never faltered in this surrender." I know is my shepherd. "God knows his business. In time. or pain. I to the conscious. you dwell in we and I expect you to take care of me. I will take no more thought for my body than I did when I was a babe. God.

ciety Between 1865 and 1870 a Free Religious Sowas formed in Boston with which many progressive thinkers and scholars of the nation were associated. It is consciously applying Truth which man has unconsciously applied during all his past. yet will I trust good. many names on the roll be among of Unitarian teachers will those whom posterity will delight to honor as intellectual and noble pioneers. authority. NEW THOUGHT. we live New Thought and activity. New Thought is logically carrying into daily life the faith of the church.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and reason. Unitarianism has the most nearly approached an understanding of Truth. and its initiation into the pure air of spirit is written. have same different thoughts. FREE RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS. All is " Though he sla3^ me. When the history of the Emancipation of the Soul from fetters of fear." These axioms in him." are to us as clearly self-evident truth and as easily applied to daily life as are those of mathematics or chemistry. " I will fear no evil. Among the most active members . but is 23 We the the "Old Faith" intellectually applied to daily thought life. New Thought is a method of living in the conscious thought of Divinity with the same spirit of faith which consecrated the martyrs of old. for that day came through demonstration by living the truth. who by thought and life ushered in the day of our Redemption. which they proclaimed. Emerson was a member.

The Free Religious movement was a spring far up the mountain. as a movement that awakening. and we live w^hat the} thought. Lucretia Mott. progressive Its limitations lay where the Unitarian. its many streams of thought have found the sea of daily life. The Mental and Christian Scientists and all other phases of New Thought have added little to the intellectual perceptions which were already the stock of the race and which emanated from multitudes of reformers and reform movements prior to them. religious Many prophets sprang up de- . this was very important. Universalist. Cheney. Wm. were O. As a seed sower. Liberal League. Its organ was The Index. Fro thingham. just as the nineteenth century used The twentieth century uses the force previous RELIGIOUS AWAKENINGS. B. in power and ability. and Celia Burleigh. We now use Truth as Power. Its literature teems with thoughts which are made conditions for the present New Thought property of all now the common men and women. Edna D. and others whose names were then power in the intellectual world. H. and are now an important part of the mightiest movement the race has ever A movement that means the experienced.24 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. which has. found no superior among liberal papers. poverty. but in demonstration. disease and death. 7 steam. Francis Ellingwood Abbott. centuries discovered. not in thought. The nineteenth century saw many awakenings. but these latter movements have put a soul into the intellectual mummy. and Free Thinkers all are limited. abolition of pain.

Then came Mormanism. giving birth to the New. The sensifeels them. Out of that has come the Second Advent sect. Coming events are realities of Spirit. Emerson says that Swedenbprg "was hampered by theological limitations. "The Second Coming of Christ. the "end of Those who proclaimed felt the oncoming power. all led by many powerful teachers." Andrew Jackson Davis was free from limitations of education and theology. From the vantage ground of the present we readily see that these awakenings were but a throe in the old order.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and must interpret them according to his intelligence. manner came . inspirations and interpretations of theologians and sectarians during the last century. just as Sweedenborg interpreted his visions. and her Divine Revelations. the world" that silent growth of Soul which would ultimately break the limitations of sense. 25 claring these were "the last days." are now realities through this application. under the common sense and scientific habits of a developed race. he had never read a book when he gave the world "Nature. have been interpreted the tive millions of communications from the decarIn like nate and from the sub-conscious. Revivals were frequent." and "The End of the World." This freedom preserved Modern Spiritualism from having a "founder." According to education and predeliction of each prophet. of ancient thought of God in man. Questions that visions." Millerism was the most important ot these. Psychometry solves these riddles of feeling. They interpreted this feeling according to their intellectual and theological training.

while in the history of contemporaneous.26 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Today more is known of the origin of the books of the Old Testament. Its freedom from the virus of respectability. we are intelligent where they were totally ignor- . are a protest against the exclusiveness and heartlessness of wealth and culture. as have been those con- cerning Each new sect. each new convert in a revival. each new teacher. and by new interpretations of. It has done much to bring light to the slums of society. has helped it on. and his origin. Every religious awakening takes its place as a factor. by the emancipation that has come to it through the labor of scholars in unearthing its historv. the world. preparing for this present move- new SALVATION ARMY* This denomination was of great help during the last years of the closing century in developing the Spirit of Equality and Brotherhood. authors and editors in various lines of New Thought are woefully ignorant of the results of Higher Criticism. for centuries have disturbed the minds of men concerning their Soul and the future. and still more ancient nations. the Bible. The spirit of New Thought is one with theirs. and we are better posted on ancient Jewish history than were the Rabbis at the time of Jesus. the pubmind has been prepared for rational lic use and interpretation. its spirit of helpfulness. man. and evince this by their use of. HIGHER CRITICISM* While many teachers. are now settled scientifically. ment. each interpretation of the Bible.

The Psalms. POLITICAL LIBERTY* ABOLITION MOVEMENT. As Homer. 27 Suffice it to say that did the hundreds are today basing their teachings upon Biblical interpretations." and often crats were born. and as a vehicle through which the aspiring soul may find expression. so lives the winnowed literature of the past. is also manifest in the breaking of party fetters. The Bible so lives. The Bible is valuable as literature valuable as a record of the religious development of a peculiar people valuable for the inspiration of in its beautiful passages. The higher criticism will have conferred its greatest benefit.NEW THOUGHT ant. and of one God in that humanit}'. know the real place and origin of the Bible. will live wherever they voice a common human need. under the impetus of an unfolding soul. When I was a . but because they are common revelation. who . as Burns and Whittier. The growth of Personal Liberty. and all literature as means of expressing the faitn of a common humanity. have thrown off limitations of authority and use the Bible. will live as long as the human heart is human. and will ultimately be the expression of every soul. as manifested in the weakening of sectarian fetters. the Gospels. and Shakespere. they would turn their attention to more profitable discussions. the Prophets. not because they are special revelations. when those who. They are the daily expressions of millions. lad Whigs and DemoFor a boy to vote a different ticket from his father and grandfather was to brand him a " turn coat. PRIMER. .

and now its cry is " Truth for Authority. spiritual faculties cultivated. Man. sectarian. but stopped at his limit. Whig party through the Free Soil movement. intellect. Mrs. Will never think of any other condition than that which he can enjoy while living in a body as sensible as that he now has. The various phases of New Thought are other steps toward unified. as Soul. The Abolition Movement was the first great disintegrating It virtually broke up the political factor. scientific and practical study and culture of the Soul. he will not die to possess that body. will pass beyond disease. AM was a step on the way to this New Thought affirmation. Luther proclaimed freedom of conscience as a principle. but limits it to her revelation." Its shibboleth: I TRUTH. Ultimately. Man knows he IS. will learn to live the immortal life here and now. political fetter that Every civil. No matter of what vibrations composed.28 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. social. and aesthetic ability have been systematso this century will see ically trained. theological. not has a Soul. poverty. but no authority for Truth. Soul Culture comes as the fruit on the tree of intellectual development. This liberty of political action was necessary before we could be free today to advocate our principle of Emancipation from all authority and the right to follow the individual conscience. the Republican party was organized. out of many fragments of old parties. has been broken and . Soul goes marching on. Garrison proclaimed it and stopped at his limit. property and death. caused him to be disinhehited. Eddy proclaimed But the it. As body.

had found that certain persons could be effected by what he." and "Psychology. Early in the last century there was an increased interest in the discoveries of Mesmer who. patient or pupil to think that which will in him produce desired conditions." THE LAW OF SUGGESTION. thought were forces from the magnet. at first. instruction and healing. 29 ANIMAL MAGNETISM. present in every New Thought movement. All that was included in past investigation under the terms " Mes- merism. The attitude determines conditions of body and environment. The secret of all inspiration. Suggestion gives the key to the . That other will maniconduct that which he has mentally accepted." "Electro Biology." is now included under the term "Suggestion. It opens an era in human progress that presages the realization of that New Civilization which prophets have foreseen and sages foretold. during the last quarter pi the preceding century. lies in knowing how to cause friend." "Animal Magnetism. Every controlled by his thoughts. This Law is the one Principle. the power he and his contemporaries " called Animal Magnetism "to be but the power of Suggestion." "Magnetic Healing. When one has caused a change in the mental attitude of another he has done person mental all fest in he can do for him. The Law is stated thus I THAT WHICH is AM I THINK I AM.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.Statuvolence. but which later he thought were magnetic forces of the Later investigation has proven operator." '. Man has made no more important discovery than this law.

religious. PEOPLE. political. social. medical and industrial phenomena of life. Like a fire over a wood lot. THE CIVIL Next to Emerson. closing with the emancipation of the black slave. These were of set of "comeouters" from the Quakers who held yearly meetings in West Chester.30 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. progressive people. Unitarianism. to it I refer the reader. Pa. Literature is plente- ous upon this subject. PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS. and ualism. Suffering in a common love of country made each person more tolerant of others' opinions and made more real that Ideal of Brotherhood lyingg in the Declaration and the first three words of the Constitution: WE. Though it is just to say that few teachers are aware of the fundamental Principle or know the secret of I especially their success. the war burned rubbish and left a soil ready for the sprouting of new War was Spirit- THE . From the study of Suggestion under other names has sprung every phase of New Thought. it also freed the masses from the prejudices of sect and section. a great leaven in American thought and a factor of power in that evolution which ultimated in New Thought. recommend my books as containing an up-to-date explanation of the Law and its operation. the Civil the most potent power in breaking down partition walls between the sects and giving a free field to thought. They comprised a bod}' of freewno were thinking. This war was the culmination of a long struggle.

the new century sees the breaking of settlements.NEW THOUGHT seeds. as spiritual pioneers. Constant movement westward kept public sentiment pliable. . Conformity kills liberty of thought came in the ninteenth. it A new exodus is neces- comes. This gave an intellectual impetus to the new nation. 31 The returning soldier brought home that tolerance which comes only from comradship in danger. consequent^ men as Lincoln and Dougand hundreds of others. and backward goes the tide. and such lass. owe a debt of gratitude for that condition of race thought and public opinion that makes our New Thought acceptable. Liberty of Spirit comes in the twentieth centur}. The breaking of old associations by removal as pioneers. save in the United States. All is sary and Mind. To every pioneer from Ptymouth Rock to Golden Gate. produced a mental condition ripe to impulses that arise in the sub-conscious. New problems were ever arising for social and political solution. Now that the tide of emigration has been stopped by the Pacific. Soul still marches on. we. were developed as were the orators and artists of Greece. In the new spontaneity and spontaneity was active. for these can flourish only under spontaneous action ot the Soul such as Greece had when she was emerging from barbarism to civilization. this new soil for Liberty. and All is Good. could the movements which preceeded New Thought have been possible. VASTNESS OF OUR COUNTRY AND we find every new settlement fertile in new ideas. PRIMER. ITS NEW SETTLEMENTS^^ Nowhere.

for that delays effect to a future reincarnation. Karma is also a childish way of righting the seeming injustice of life. As these phases of speculation have been outgrown this should be. are seekIt is an ating that old staff: Authority. It is more oi a side track for those who. To modern thought. by making it cover the work of early liberals" and especially that done by the Unitarians. The Law of Causation. from desire to rest upon something. Their teachers make too great a claim for the movement. under the impetus of the age. While the theosophists have much in comall forms of liberal thought their peculiar dogmas of Reincarnation and Karma distinctly isolate them from every other phase and make of them a distinctive class. Simultaneously with every thought comes its effect. but they who first taught it. have reacted from the stress of modern scientific investigation and. also accounted in the same easy way for the movement of the heavenly bodies and for the origin of earth and man. Its error lies in the claim that justice is not done here and now. tempt to graft upon the thought and life of this era the childish speculations of an early people. is not the law of Karma. which lies at the root of all scientific investigation. THEOSOPHY^ This phase of thought cannot rightly be termed a part of the New Thought movement. mon with . It is the easiest way to account for much of the phenomena of existence. which may well be called a sect. Their doctrine of Reincarnation is a speculation based upon unproved premises.32 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. in regard to the origin and destiny of man.

while former is based on Speculative Philosophy. nor meet the demand of modern mind for clearness and practicability. for the conservative and the timid. It can never become the faith of the warm hearted and religious.NEW THOUGHT Cause and son. PRIMER. It has furnished a resting place for the leaner upon Author^. in the words of Emersides of one fact. New Thought is practical and teaches one to live now. both past and future. his life. to make heaven now. Despite the fact that there is much in common between these two. Beyond this." He also calls them Chancellors of God. New Thought deals with the now. Theosophy cannot rightly be credited with giving an}^ great impetus to liberal thought in America. and inspires man to be now all that it is possible for him to be by teaching him that he is a tree agent in shaping second. and that many of New Thought teachers accept these speculation of the problems of life by scientific minds nor become part of the future Science of tions. thus giving time for reconsideration and correction." They cannot be separated in time the one millionth part of a The difference between Theosophy and New Thought is that the latter deals in Demonstrated Truth. 33 "Two " Effect are. it is more of a fad than a faith. by compellng that which might have been a too rapid progress in the realm of ideas to modify its speed. It has proven itself a ratchet upon the mental machinery of the nation. it is safe to say that Reincarnation and Karma will never be the accepted solu- Mind. . Theosophy with unthinkable duration. Every known fact and every principle of the evolution philosophy disproves them.

the Ego. by giving the common also deeply indebted to the travel- mind a nomenclature through which the . and next. based upon." r a great advance upon earlier has been and will continue to be a great help to Mental Science. of the claims made for its numand power which.34 I NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. first. the shape of the skull in which I carry my brain. Phrenology is theories. is subject to my will and desire. It is a fine stud} of Mind. if true. but it has important data for the Builder ot the future. may control the head. This phase of thought has an important place in the development of the present movement. I. am aware bers PHRENOLOGY. as yet. In so far as it tells me that I am controlled by my head. Its principal error lies in giving too much power to matter. like every other organ of my body. the Ego. It cannot yet rightly pose as a science. made. in so far as it recognizes that I build my head and can control it. It and it is ling phrenologist who has been preparing the field for New Thought. does not count. To Spurzheim and Gall the world owes a great debt. Behind all its claims however rests the fact that size and texture of brain accompany certain human tendencies. non-established theories. I deny it. When asked if I do not believe in phrenology I answer: " Yes. even to changing. I build my head. for one with truth is more than millions repeating ancient error. and it. the texture of brain. and I. Remove from it these two dogmas and its peculiar nomenclature for common mental states and common phenomena and we find but the commonplace thought of all liberal teachers.

The phenomena at Hydesville awakened an interest unequalled by any other phenomena in modern times. old institutions and awaken many prejudices into active opposition. have been modified as the result ot the Hydeville raps. It would have been the mightiest of miracles if it had not met antagonism in conservative circles did not disturb many . spread movement prepared the way among the masses for a practical work. PRIMER. and some that is not in accord with But this is also necessarily . Teachers of Spiritualism have gone into almost every school district its literature has whitened the world like a winter's snow the landscape. It set in operation all the present methods of psychic investigation. upon the weaknesses of that common humanity and attracted to it much that has proven to be error. Seeing that it came to a common humanity. held during the first half of last century. it would have also been a mighty miracle if it had not also operated. the Soul recogniThis widetion. based upon the recognition of man as Spirit. This work is now done by both Christian Science and New Thought. and it may be said that all the theories of Man. while mediums with their words of comfort have been in every home. good morals. freatest SPIRITUALISM. his 35 intelli- make thought MODERN Modern h ought. Next to Emerson I am inclined to give to Spiritualism credit of being the factor in the evolution of New Unitarianism gave it intellectual power. but the spiritual. came from Spiritualism.NEW THOUGHT present teacher can gible. like all other phases of truth.

. can find to condemn. after its fifty-eight years progress. Heber Newton says that for many centuries the only ideasthat have modified human conceptions of the Hereafter have come from Swedenborg and .36 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and the moralist. using here. The theologian. and through expression unfold them to a higher plane. hell. R. have never been the friends of progress." is their cry. Modern Spiritualism. societies. and the most practical side of this movement. save by a few teachers. has been overlooked. and has given birth to two others destined to be still more powerful than itself. Truth must use the men and women it finds. true of every awakening. to serve the selfish propensities of man. By taking advantage of the credulity and ignorance of the masses many charlatans have stolen its livery. angels. But despite all that a calm judgment. and the resurrection. journals. the fact remains that it has proven itself to be the greatest movement for good of all the nineteenth century. heaven. For this reason the philo- sophical and practical side of the movement has separated itself from the merely phenomenal and become the inspiration of NEW THOUGHT. the semblance of truth for selfish ends. It has compelled a change in the popular opinion of death. Rev. In the sensational spirit which the Hydeville raps awakened the grander and more beautiful. the sectarian. just as they have in all ages and times. and forced a rational philosophy into the pulpits. "Nothing so good as the old. until the movement under the name Spiritualism is almost wholly given over to phenomenalism.

In them can be traced the heredity of every New Thought proposition." This book was followed up by . save those that make man conscious that he IS spirit here and NOW. and many teachers of various phases of New Thought. are not aware of the source from whence. by evolution. under twenty -nine others. And we may honestly date New Thought " ' ' though present founders" of systems of Healing and teaching. New Thought ideas. in teaching the Divinity of Man and Nature. In 1845. three years belore the Hydeville raps. to him birth. as noted before of Unitarianism. which make a library that no student of the "Progress of Ideas" can ignore. They have been repeated by Spiritualists during all the years of its existence. its unity with the One. in the person and Revelations of Andrew Jackson Davis. Davis started those lectures which were later published " Nature and her Divine Revelatitle of tions. were born before the Hydeville raps. Later teachers have brought into clearer light the truth he proclaimed. virtually taught all this. but Truth is One. 37 ANDREW JACKSON All DAVIS. But Davis. Methods of application are many. Davis called his system " The Harmonial Philosophy. their ideas sprang. Davis was at that time a lad of fourteen While in mesmeric trance he gave years. ' ' was Modern Spiritualism really born.x NEW THOUGHT IVER31TY PRIMER." The difference between this and New Thought lies principally in the emphasis which is now placed upon the individual soul in its independence from all external control. and its power to build its body into health and keep its environments to its desire through right thinking.

New Thought that I am not found at the beginning of this century. others had used the same Principles for healing purposes. is: The Affirmation of New Thought is: Man is The Affirmation of Soul Spirit. long before." A better term is. or. as Davis termed it: An Arabula. the meed will be awarded to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Andrew Jackson Davis as the greatest prophets of the New Civilization which is a Brotherhood. Long prior to her advent. here and now. Emerson had. It is termed. Tennyson tells us that he reached this condition by repeating his own name till he passed into a state he termed "the perfection of individuality. "Listening to the Silence." To Mary Baker Eddy rightly belongs the credit of originating both the name and the interpretation of Scripture adopted by this sect. Philosophical Spiritualism and this is so near able to "Draw a line between the two where God has not." The Affirmation of Phenominal Spiritualism I live as Spirit after the death of my body." New Thought people arrive at it by concentration under some Affirmation." When present prejudices and sectarian feelings are lost in a love of Truth. is named "Christian Science. "Going into the Silence. had all applied it. magnetic healers and faith She instituted a curers. Culture is: / live the Spiritual life. Davis writes and speaks in what he terms the "Superior condition" which is the condition of all inspired persons.38 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. method based upon a peculiar interpretation CHRISTIAN SCIENCES A very important Thought-movement. taught the same truth and mesmerists of all names and grades. here and no\v. .

says: "The first edition of 'Science and Health' was published in 1875. is a strange psychological fact which can be accounted for only upon the propensity men have to lean on authority. had been much more clearly taught as spiritualism. Christian Scientists are restricted to a reading. the foundation. They are persist ant All lectures and books are made proselytes. and.' and her interpretation of Scripture. and by recognizing that the spirit which led men to follow a "Thus said the Lord. Most of her philosophy is the common stock of all liberal people." That. No lattitude is allowed for individual opinion. Sabin who has come out from that sect to a broader field of thought. "prin ted in 1890. Eddy's interpretation of it in her book.' in time of Moses. Most of the writings of these people are repellant from their dogmatism and authoritive manner of presentation. I discovered metaphysical healing and named it." In the first chapter of this edition. 39 The Principle of Suggestion is of the Bible. prior to her advent. Christian Science is a necessary step in the . in the Preface to the 48th edition of "Science and Health. "Science and Health. 'Christian " All who wish to know her system Science." and to the official publications of the "Mother Church" in Boston." is the cry of Col. are refered to the publications of this sect. Eddy. and Mrs. "Unchain Truth. and a study of the Bible.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. so large a following can be obtained to so sectarian a movement. in an age of freedom. she says: "In the year 1866. still controls the masses. to accord with the teachings of "Science and Health. Mrs. Wise men do not submit to limitations.

It follows the theologic tendency It in its dominion over the human will. But Mrs. Well says Samuel Longfellow : Lord. Inspiration is still common. Eddy's basic proposition is pure Idealism. into the freedom of New Thought. Mrs. Because the popular conception so places it. as did Moses. Through it many will pass from the tyrrany of ecclesiastic dogma to that of "Science and Health. Eddy ness. The Truth in Christian Science is the common inheritance of Humanity. I devote this space to it. Eddy is the Supreme Court and gives her own interpretation. limits. inspiration. is Mohammedan in its exclusive- The author of "Science and Health" claims to speak from the authority of "the Spirit. Here it is denied with all the power of a Tetzel or a Diet of Worms. as thousands already have. thus imprisoning the intellect of her followers. Christian Science is fifteenth centurj." and finding this too narrow will pass. . What she says must not even be discussed." and her word is final. evolution of the race. Mind is All.40 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and is not to be classed among New Thought movements. Was there allowed a free interpretation they would not be its methods." It consists of twenty planks none of which are original. This is the distinction between Christian Science and New Thought. thy Word is abideth ever. In Chapter X of her book she gives the " Platform of Christian Science. Inspiration not sealed. The liberty of private judgment is the gift of the Reformation. for Christian Science is not New Thought. The God of Mrs.

Greek. no matter two streams.and heal. for the origin of Life is One. Roman. All who are in the lightning's path are hit. on page 12 of "Science and Health": "No human tongue or pen has suggested the contents of "Science and Health. Truth and Right are still revealed. cure a much larger proportion of their patients than do doctors of all schools. They heal. for she says. but not all possible methods. Christian Science. Their only mistake lies in denying the same power to others and in limiting the One Universal Life to one method and to one person's conception of Supreme Power. but in no greater proportion than other ThoughtHealers. They have Truth but not all ot truth. As long as man is weak and seeks for assistance outside himself Christian Science will These cerity one thinks Health. That which came to ancient sages. Jew. what are their opinions of the power. Barbarian. Written in the heart's deep pages. Suggestion in the Law." Thev Christian Scientists heal thousands. Thought is Power. 41 Answering unto man's endeavor. Mrs. All healing is one. New Thought and will both continue. So all who obey conditions of health have it. be they wise or ignorant in electric lore. Mind is one in all men." or can tongue or pen overthrow it. he is healed. The power of Authority over the Soul is broken. Shines today forever new. Whenever in sin- . Neither Life nor Healing depends upon our conceptions of Truth anymore than our being hit with lightning depends upon our knowledge of electricity. They have a method.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Eddy's proclamation looks like .another attempt to corner Truth.

There will come a unity of action. Helen Wilmans of Sea Breeze. not to think alike. will never organize. like all orNew ganized power. She terms it Mental Science. and never long submits to limitations. Freedom and authority are represented by the two systems and are now. Its genus is Thought Freedom. differs from many. must ultimately die. but to work together for the good of all. the individual entirely to his own mentality. Give them both a fair field. as never before. through the ignoring of psychic phenomena. New Thought will make ten thousand channels and will reach the sea. Under it all will come to a Realization of Truth. recognizes no communication except between and seems to limit minds incarnate. endure in some form and under some name. and societies of expression will naturally crystallize. brought face to face in a practical work in a scientific and inventive age and in a free land. rejecting all all conception of spirit and She claiming phenomena to be mental. is rightly the founder of this branch of New Thought. MENTAL SCIENCE. The other. Truth finds a way of expression or makes one. Mrs. Both movetions. As long as man is intellectually free New Thought will be his Philosophy and control his life. ments are now disintegrating old instituThe one whose watchword is " without limitations" will redeem the world. is her Affirmation. Florida. and she consistentlv follows the Affirmation in all her . It is based upon the principles of Idealism. She and from myself.42 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Man is Mind. Between the two the Soul goes marching on.

owing to governmental interferance. E. and at this writing is still suffering. is a weekly. civil persecution through antagonisms aroused by her absent treatments. but seems to limit the thinking function. M. and God One is the number of Unity. God being Infinite. This All in All is God." She is a strenuous advocate of earthly immorality. At present writing. This is her state- ment of Truth manifest. Freedom. and Truth the more abounds because of it. Unity is forever the state or nature of one. These books will carry her name downtoposterit}^. DIVINE SCIENCES This phase of New Thought was instituted by Mrs. Freedom. it is suspended. published at Sea Breeze at $2. It has New Thought freedom with Yet Christian Science reliance upon Bible. Cramer. She is a most successful healer by absent treatment and cures 90 per cent of her patients.00 a year. She has laid a foundation broad and deep for future builders.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It is midway between Christian Science and New Thought. Her paper. : There can be but one All. She has suffered. there can be no finite. Her two books of power are " " Conquests of Conquest of Poverty "and Death. Wilmans' paper. He is all of . Mrs. Mrs. Cramer claims no authoritative interShe has a rational. commonpretation. All reformers have had similar persecutions. her books and lessons have been a most important factor in New Thought. 43 mind entirely to writings. of San Francisco. sense philosophy of life. I trust but temporarily.

44 NEW THOUGHT i PRIMER. They establish' 'Homes of Truth" where teaching and healing is done and freewill offerings received. created in the image of God's and wholeness. hence Man is Spirit. City. Soul. Truth. is Unity. manifests in an ever-presis Spirit. There is one Spirit and one are inseparable. Love. Knowledge. A class of sincere. Nothing can be manifest that is As God alone ent creation. now in its 17th year. we The organ of this movement is Harmony. more in harmony with Divine Science. and is expresser. "I Being. however. is simply falling short. Cramer also publishes at $1 a year. several books and holds meetings and classes at her College of Divine Science in this city. It is . $1 a year. all of Presence. intelligent and progressive people take this name. so-called. Truth. the exact image and likeness of Him. all of Life. Like expresses like. published in San Francisco Mrs. " are one! and my Father God and is Spirit. potential in God. this Truth. Mo. Life. giving it a spiritual interpretation. Intelligence. co-eternal and co-equal with Him. Creative action and Creation. it is God who not before it is manifest. Power. all of Power. Their methods are.. of Kansas their principal journal. Their thought does not differ from that of Mental and Divine Scientists. Man Man is Being and eternity co-worker. all of Knowledge. Evil. That which is begotten of Spirit is I am before I am manifest. and Presence. Substance. or missing the mark of. TRUTH STUDENTS. and ing the Nature of Spirit. Substance. capable of doing God's will demonstratExistence. Individually. They are in every way successful and form an important brancn of the New Thought movement. Love. They use the Bible. Body. Soul. is.

it follows that all that any system can do is to bring the patient into a right mental attitude. is necessary.. It is 50c a year. It is constantly becoming more widely recognized * that Suggestion plays a more important part in healing. It is a beautiful little sheet. The under- . a Law which underlies all the methods of the various schools of Mental Healing.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Since the Law is: / am that which I think I am. filled with just the thought that will make the child who reads it. than most have been willing to allow. gesture or thought. are facts. 'Magnetic Healing. One of the most important phases of New Thought is known as Suggestive Therapeutics or Healing by Suggestion. but without Suggestion they can be neither conveyed nor received. It is based upon the Law of Suggestion. self-reliant. SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS. is also a fact. Unity Company also publishes the only child's paper in New Thought. Wee Wisdom. and should be in every home as the child's companion." and other forms of healing. even when medicine is used. in this school every known method of conveying a Suggestion is silent used. by word. then the Soul (or Mind) works the cure. Charles and Myrtle Filmore. That the Human body possesses something akin to radio-activity that will heal. 45 ever fair and honorable in its treatment of all other phases of thought. While other schools use methods alone.. and has at its head two of the clearest of teachers. is a well attested fact. A Suggestion. That there are mental and psychic forces that can heal. honorable and happy. but Suggestion is an ever-present factor in them all.

are plentiful. Without it. lying Principles of all schools of New Thought are: Mind con trols all the manifestations of Human life. The popular name for this method of healing term conve} s a wrong coined from a misconcepimpression. Through the use of Affirmation. including failure and poverty. Suggestion.and schools. institutions and teachers of all grades of excellence. E. The literature upon this subject is large. The success of practitioners in Suggestion in curing all manner of human ills." and my two books. published in Chicago. and disease is the result of mental conditions. A * most essential knowledge in New Thought is that of Suggestion. The leading journal in this line is Suggestion. Affirmation. tion of the source of the power. Hudson's "Law of Psychic Phenomena" is good. They will open the way to a more accurate judgment than can be formed from advertisements. Any good author upon Hypnotism -will do to start with. $1 a year. tends to cure. is termed Self-Suggestion Auto-Suggestion or better still. 'How to Control Fate through Suggestion" and "Not Hypnotism but Suggestion. conduces to proper and healthful mental states. therefore." are especially recommended to be read before others are taken up. providing one will not be misled by his special plea for a dual mind and his prejudice against Spiritualism.and is now repudiated by all advanced thinkers in this field is Hypnotism. one will fall into fads and impose limitations upon Truth. is making extensive demands upon its teachers.46 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. A. when used upon one's self. Whatever. Carpenter's little book/ 'Plain instructions in Hypnotism. but It this r was . one can cure all ills.

F. Arthur Balflour. Barrett." ing psychic phenomena taining first. by the phenomena so carefully phenomena. has given the world the results of these years of investigation in a work entitled. is the potent factor. "Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death. Myers. J. Andrew Lang. H. tific For twenty years or more a number of sciengentlemen. communicate with those still in the material form. Lord Rayleigh. E. Myers. with Phillips Brooks. Prof. the secretary. Heber-Newton. Minot J. Hyslop." . "the truthfulness of the common tales. Balfour Stewart." which is one of the most important works since Darwin's promulgation of "The Origin of the Species. directed by the wise Suggestion of the Healer. William James. reported and studied. Suggestion here. 47 The power is that of the patient's mind. Oliver Lodge. under right conditions. Gladstone remarked to Professor Myers that the work of the Society "was the most important being done in the world by far the most important. Among them are Sir William Crooks. PRIMER. physicists and authorative thinkers in many fields of activity. and many others of prominence in England." This society has published the results of its researches and many have been convinced.NEW THOUGHT of thought." next. and others of equal power in the United States. to discover the origin of the Among its more active members are included eminent psychologists. H. Savage. W. under the name of "The Psyhave been investigatwith a view of ascer- chic Research Society. R. as everywhere in life. W. that Man lives after death and can. own PSYCHIC RESEARCH SOCIETY.

into the deeper scientific conviction. be the opinion of other members of the committee. but rather of a human unity. In Greece knew our own age. Myers in these words announces the results of the study upon himself It seems to me that a growing conception of the unity and the solidarity of the Human race is preparing the way for a world religion which expresses and rests upon that solidarity. inalienable. From the evidence presented he draws this conclusion: Every element of individual wisdom. wherein is. * * * The new conception is neither of benefactors dead and done for. that there is a deathless soul in man.and joint inheritor of one Infinite makes a hope. develops in infinite evolution towards an ever. Europe felt the authentic messages from a world beyond our own. we reach the perception that may become continuous and progressive. End* certainty. inspiring us from their dates in the almanac. less are the varieties of lofty joy. Prof. every man who has been or now living element. the delight of the first dim notion of cosmic unity and law. incorporate. In the age of Thales.. nor of shadowy saints imagined to intercede for us at the tribunals more shadowy still. I can imagine no other crises of such deep delight. such messages that between. as though no future revelation and calm could equal the joy of this great struggle from doubt into I from materialism or agnosticism which accompanies the first advance of Science. In the age of Christ. and imperishable co-operant." In this outburst of faith he gives as the promise for the Twentieth century's zenith the realization of Immortality: have often felt as though the present age were ever unduly favored.48 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. virtue and love.nearing hope* towards "Him who is at once thine innermost Self and thine ever unattainable Desire. . close linked beneath an un- What may known sway.

it cannot be properly classed with New Thought. 49 seen and unseen. of the College and Sanitarium in this city. rapidly growing into Suggestive Therapeutics. This ally is heartily welcomed. to an ever-widening extent. man may now feel for the first time at home. Burk. W. This extract from the Health Magazine by Dr. The worst fear is over. While this school of medicine is a great advance upon the old schools. Ignorance of the Laws of Life on the plane of man's I existence responsible for the great horde of physicians drug stores.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. the effect of mental conditions and adopts mental methods of Its progressive practitioners are healing. the existence of sanitariums and all the different systems of cure in use is and nurses. However. The worst fear was tion or spiritual solitude. there is a channel and fair way which future generations may learn to widen and clarify. and are an important factor in securing Medical Liberty for all. OSTEOPATHY. until the psychic part is adjusted. Nay. in the Infinite Universe. and adopts methods of bodily treatments and hygenic precautions while New Thought relies entirely upon Mental treatments. the true security the fear of spiritual extincis in the tele- pathic law. They have secured legal recognition in many states. It recognizes body. at the present time. but agree with it and the victory is complete and lasting. this school recognizes. that in spite of all physical methods the mal-adjustment continues and will. Condemn no organ of the body. . P. the true security is won. and drug-giving. reveals some- thing of the position of Osteopathy: have found that where the organs of the body are thrown down by reason of the mental part being out of adjustment.

Dresser. P. Dresser. A. H. LITERATURE OF sive literature NEW THOUGHT. A. "Mental Cure. I can mention only the most widely known ot authors I notice first Rev. Quimby." "Divine Law of Cure. essays. lectures.50 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. lessons. to her system of Biblical interpretation and method of cure. extended report of Dr. and his many works are a valuable contribution to New Thought. G." -comprise a valuable library. entitled " "Philosophy of P." and "Esoteric Christianity. F. Quimby was first a practitioner in an "Animal Magnetism. which is now the foundation Principle of all mental healing. Quimby." and by ex- perimentation came to the conclusion that disease was a belief. Eddy was a patient and pupil of Dr." and The True P." " Mental Medicine. He began Among Dearly authors. J. Students of New Thought will find an exten- from which to choose. Quimby. P. ably the of Portland. For several years he taught and treated from this Thought. Mrs. Quimby first History for of Mental Science. Maine. W." "Soul and Body. tracts. His books are among the very best. Prentice Mulford was also one of the prolific and powerful these. to publish early in the sixties. Poems." by J. treatises. was probto apply in its present form the principle of Mental Healing. ." " Primitive Mind Cure. and later applied the Principle he discovered and the philosophy she obtained from her acquaintance with Spiritualism. compends and journals are numerous. The reader is refered to a book by Mrs. Dewey of New York City has taught for many years a rational. Dr. Evans. but spiritual interpretation of the Bible. Dr.

These authors cover all the many phases of New Thought. F. Edmund Whipple. but having up-to-date wisdom they do not invite martyrdom. Doud. Hannah Moore Kohaus. Lida Churchill. Heber Newton. Helen Van Anderson. Thomas J. Buchannan. Alfred Russell Wallace. Emma Curtis Hopkins. Hudson Tuttle. Paul Tyner. Each has his or her work in the great evolution of Thought. Anna McGowan. J. Nancy McKay Gordan. Ingersoll. In addition to this fact is this more important one: they show a moral power that is a saving grace to the nation. Dresser. and HENRY HARRISON BROWN. Colville. S. Robert G. Margaret B. A. Franz Hartman. Peak. S. Charles Dawbarn. Dr. Weltmer. Henry Frank. Lizzie Doten. which the twentieth century is to manifest. NEW THOUGHT No field JOURNALS. James. Stanton Kirkham Davis. Shelton. Charles Brodie Patterson. H. Lillian Whiting. Minot J. Joseph Stewart. The spirit of the old martyrs is upon the editors of New Thought journals. A. Seward. Andrew Jackson Davis. Eugene Del Mar. or believe in it. Savage. shows greater power than New Thought. Thomas J.NEW THOUGHT Especially PRIMER. and behind the word is that spirit of journalistic labor intellectual . P. Hudson. 51 recommended are the works of Ralph Waldo Trine. Dowd. W. O. N. W. Newcomb. B. J. C. Helen Wilmans. In strong and convincing words they speak. Henry Wood. Sir William Crookes. Horace Fletcher. Eleanor Kirk. Close. Call. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Anna Rix Militz. Ernest Loomis. Ursula Gesterfield. Theodore F. Chas. James Allen. R. R. Kashnu Hara. Emilie Cady. Fannie B. F.

.. This is to be classed with the successful and outspoken of New Thought encies. $1. 43) Nautilus. This is one of the oldest and most widely circulated of New Thought Journals. $1. edited by Joseph Stewart. 50c. Sea Breeze. Washington." but has nothing in comMrs. clear-headed woman edits this Church. Y. editor. Sheltpn. Colo.00 per year. D. Fla.. N. by Thomas J. bi-monthly. being in all ways an individualist. C. Brooklyn. $1... Eddy. who for " Dominion years has been pastor of the . is the only magazine of its class devoted to NewThought. Its philosophy all is indi- vidualistic and free from theological tend- Eleanor Kirk's Monthly. Realization. Mr. Brooklyn. N.. It is an honor to be a co-worker with such men and women. bi-monthly. and they all trust that common Father who moves upon the hearts and brains of His children. monthly. New York City. Y. is a quarterly edited by Leander Whipple at $1. Washington... Metaphysical Magazine.50. Christian. It is the heavy artillery of the : movement. Y. Holyoke." A journal with clear statements of the Principles of Life. D. weekly (see p.52 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Edited by Francis Edgar Mason. $1. $2. Shelton calls himself " monthly. A progressive. journals. Mass. Radiant Centre. Denver. Freedom. C. N. Edited mon with Christian Science. which recognizes mankind as one. of love. Dominion. Elizabeth Towne. Here is a brief glance at the Journals Mind. edited by Charles Brodie Patterson. monthly and it is felt wherever read. monthly.

editors. monthly. $1." of which Col. Sabin is Bishop. A journal of Applied Metaphysics. Portland. A. Sabin. C. Worlds Advanced Thought. Mallory has published this for many years.. P. an important place as it recognizes what many do not. She is a great sower of seed thoughts. vibrations. $1. Every word Mr. Mich.. Life.. Ore. I am of the impression that it is the oldest New Thought journal. Mo. editor. Higher Thought. Kalamazoo. D. Unity and Wee Wisdom. J. Fills 53 Kate Atkinson Boehme. They are welcome at "NOW" Home for the spiritual atmosphere they bring. Ella Wheeler Wilcox's articles in the Hearst Syndicate are valuable contributions to New Thought. and C. editor. Col. Mallpry. monthly. Washington News Letter. Barton pens for Life is fraught with a deep sense of the responsibility of his position as teacher. Mrs. She is a very clear . PRIMER. Barton.NEW THOUGHT $1. 50c monthly. have been noticed. $1 and 50c. of Kansas City. Lucy A. Evelyn Arthur and Chester editors. which are -widely quoted. monthly.. 50c. Washington. Kansas City. A journal full of strong spiritual thinker and careful writer. her principles of the highest and her ideal the noblest. One of the oldest and staunchest of independent metaphysical journals. Both are doing noble service. "Oliver C. The See. This is the organ of The Reformed Christian Church. the reality of psychic phenomena. editor. Aside from its close adhesion to Biblical terms and interpretations it has that nothing differentiates it from other phases of New Thought.

Its method of instruction is by Affirmation. Chicago. $1. Organ of the Prentice Mulford Society. monthly. Can. $1 a year. and dialect poems by carefully edited. now and eternally. $1. a leading New outspoken . Tex. Toronto. It is a fearless. The editor publishes only his own articles and has no need to call assistance. He puts out a most helpful journal. an editorial upon some phases of Life and its manifestation. This is a comparatively new venture and evidently has come to stay lor it claims quite a circulation. EuIs a meaty $1..00. journal by a clear and forcible reasoner and Mental Science teacher. San Antonio. Fred Burfs Journal. besides report of Phenomena. monthly. and Sam^Exton Foulds. It. Common Sense Advocate. book is poem by the editor. $1 a year. $1. New Thought Pa. Man is Spirit here. Colo. Cal. It is in its 4th volume.00. Its Fundamental Principle is and lives the spiritual life now." a series of Affirmations. Henry Harrison Brown. free from the limitations of any authority but his own sense of right. notices. This is the only Canadian journal advocating New Thought. Each number contains" Lesson in Soul Culture. Searchlight. D. Editor. A Journal of Affirmation. gene Del Mar. M. Allegheny. selections from leading A New Thought journals.54 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. G. Ralph Weston. San : Francisco. 111. editor. It Thought journal. A clean little journal advocating Suggestion in healing and recognizing that psychic phenomena which demonstrates Man to be spirit Now. Mental Advocate.. Sheppard. outspoken journal along Mental Science lines. editor. Edited by Virginia F.. Denver.

and while conservative. Among journals devoted to Spiritualism I MISCELLANEOUS.. Among journals devoted Thought is in part to Newnoted: Magazine of Mysteries. N. Unitarian minister at that place. at 50c. Is the organ of Western Unitarianism." THE UNITARIAN JOURNALS ARE: Christian Register. Y. This is a fine little much less known than it deserves. is a journal in its 21st volume. Jenkins Lloyd Jones.NEW THOUGHT : PRIMER. little Franpaper Our Best Words. $1. It is in the front rank of journals for its humanitarian and progressive ideas. Columbus. $1. $2 a year. Light of Truth.. O. edited by Jasper L. Pacific Coast Unitarianism is represented by is the Pacific Unitarian. Cal. Sunflower. Boston. but chant the beauties of GOOD. Ohio. a more carefully edited journal. Chicago. edited by one of the most soulful of ministers. yet ever kindly.. Unity. It has contributions from the brightest writers and ministers. Boston. weekly. 111. $1. Its spirit is 55 that and fearless. Columbus. Lilly Dale. is free in expression. Shelbyville. It has powerful influence in literary and theological fields. $2. of Emerson's admonition the "Don't bark against the bad. published at San cisco. $1. Cal. There not in the U. at $1. N. S. $1. monthly. San Francisco. weekly.. Douthit. recommend the Banner of Light... Medical Talk.. Y. Mass. SPIRITUALISM. . Philosophical Journal.. Mass.

Dieting. TEACHERS AND SOCIETIES Are numerous in every city. The reader is referred to them. Y. SelfNeb. N. B. $1 a year. Chromophathy. 25c. Ariel. New Thought recognizes Mind alone. It would require quite a book to contain their names. Anyone desiring lessons is recommended to take advice in regard to teachers from those well posted in New Thought. Braun. All sorts of fads and personal idiosyncrasies are being palmed off upon the public as phases of New Thought. City. Moments. $1. 50c a year.. $1. Astrology. Mass.. Kan. Occult Tiuth Seeker. Lawrence. Chemistry and Physiology. New Life. Denver. Vegetarianism. New Ruskin. Omaha. but they are not New Thought. Only those who teach and rely upon purely Mental Methods does he class as New Thought.. San Luis Obispo. Graphology. C. $1. P. 75c a year. Hygiene.. It is his business to classify. West wood. They rest upon a recognition of the body. Ida. Palmistry. editor. are no more a part of New Thought than are Geology.. Physical Culture. Naturopath.56 NEW THOUGHT $1. etc. Mind . Fasting. Reasoner. Orfino. These may be truth. Culture. $1. Riches. It is not the author's business to decide what truth there may be in any system. take cognizance of body are the application of methods that recognize physical instrumentalities. and cures alone through mental agencies. editor. Dieting. A very progressive Jacob Tulley. Mind is all. Many have cards in the various journals. 50c. Calif. Tenn. two pages devoted to New Thought.. PRIMER. devoted more especially to the Father Kneipp nature cure.. etc. Monthly. journal. monthly..

The only foreign New Thought journals that come to NOW office are: The Light of Reason. Body All physical condiis the creation of mind. Mental Science Institute.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. the English Magazine of Mysteries. NOW . Australia. the well known English writer upon Occult themes. Many societies along each of the lines enumerated in preceding sections. Thought is the instrumentality. MAN HAS POWER THROUGH RIGHT THINKING TO CONTROL HIS ENVIRONMENT. edited by James Allen. called body. printed in native tongue. Esoteric Extension. Exodus Soceity. AND PROGRESS. and "NOW" Folk correspondents. This list of societies in Chicago sent out with the circulars for a New Thought Convention may be taken as a criterion for other cities College of Freedom. FOREIGN JOURNALS. Prentice Mulford Club. tions are the reflection of mental conditions. India. used by New Thought The axiom of the movement is teachers. It is estimated that those who accept some phase of NewThought already number millions. have been formed over the United States. and Truth Students. 57 controls its manifestation. and the only one. London. SOCIETIES. Universal Truth all : Club. New South Wales. edited by O Hashnu Hara. in every land where English is spoken. The Century. published at Adelaide. Sara Wilder Pratt Rooms. entitled The Viveka Chintamani" That this Thought has penetrated every land is evidenced by the fact that has subscribers. and one from Madras. Unpleasant conditions are to be removed by mental means. Chicago Truth center.

is the Affirmation of progressive persons. conscious of esthetic powers. tific I AM SPIRIT^ ! Soul Culture is based upon the Affirmation: I AM SPIRIT which is the individual applica- . But in the inception of so great a movement. Explained and Defined. As the best that can be formulated under present knowledge. He is now becoming conscious of himself ascultivate the spiritual faculties. Soul Culture is an attempt to systematically Conscious of powers. No method. I AN UNFOLDING SOUL. he has learned to discipline them. should be too critically examined. man has learned to cultivate physical them. no Philosophy. "Spiritual gifts. Call them "psychic" if it please 3r ou.Soul Culture and "NOW" Philosophy. Spirit. he has learned to develop them. and not as an expected perfect expression of Truth. or name them with Paul." In this recognition. but each should bestudied for the Truth there is in it. conscious of intellectual powers. there is necessarily much chaff with the wheat. All New Thought schools are more or less imbued with this perception. by carrying rational thought into spiritual fields. I put forth Soul Culture. he is learning to develop them.. and in this consciousness is recognizing within himself spiritual faculties. which is an extended application of the present scien- AM method of investigation and practice.

" "Allah. AFFIRMATION. among which are "God. the Law of Philosophy is based upon the Principle This is the individual side of I termed Auto-Suggestion and Self-Hypnotism. Upon this Law. which I call indifferently Spirit or God." "Omnipo- men in all ages tence. nothing is seen but the manifestation of ONE SOMETHING." "Force." "Intelligence. Everywhere and in everything." "Mind. It is now fundamental all philosophic and scientific reasoning! But in this system it is carried to its full logical extent. and that something is GOOD. so is he. may UNITY. Through a one knowledge and application of control his fate." I prefer the term. and How TO THINK. This is stating in the terms of today the thought of old as expressed in the words. 59 tion of the larger Affirmation: ALL is SPIRIT! Let it be understood that no attempt is made to tell what this Universal Spirit is." "Brahma. "NOW of Affirmation. It stands for that "power behind phenomena" which have recognized and named by various names. Teach a person WHAT TO THINK. This One. and you have done for him all you can. Spirit.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The Law of Suggestion is the Universal and EverI WHICH THINK Suggestion: I AM THAT AM. This also is a fundamental Principlein "NOW" Philosophy.. . It is also present Law of Human life." "Energy. all the work of Soul Culture rests. it. "As a man thinketh in his heart." which is to be interpreted thus: A person is controlled by his convictions of Truth." "Eternal Wisdom.

To New Thought all is Good. but has passed The primitive man's. child man's. or the action of ions. idea of the Universe was that of two antagonistic forces ever at war. atomic. IT will not do to affirm that this One is Motion. that form of manifestation is known only as "A mode of Motion. but are the mental attitude the individual takes toward manifestations of the One. For instance: Heat is the name for waves of motion of a certain length and speed. it is manifest to the senses as Vibration. is through Motion. electric. the away from all who adopt New Science having demonstrated but one Energy under various tion. The One Power cannot be both Good and Evil. molecular. sound. but no matter what the manifestation. manifests in millions of ways. Evil is not in the mani- that Philosophy and Ethics . Both Vibration and the resulting Sensation are named alike. that all we can ever know of IT. but it is true. but in whatever form. and also for the sensation produced by them. that there is of Modes Mo- must also give up the idea ot duality. Good and evil are not conditions of the One. This primitive idea still maintains its place among the masses. Evil is not in the circumstance. it is the way in which the circumstance is viewed. This motion may beetheric. etc. THE IDEA OF DUALITY. One was good and one was evil. These Modes of Motion differ in the speed of Vibration. So it is with light. and consciously recognized as Sensation.60 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER." The only way this One is known to us is through these modes of Motion. it follows Thought.

To affirm it and actualize it by Jiving it is to make every circumstance good. which is the translerance of a thought or an emotion from one person to another without material means of contact. TELEPATHY^ Soul Culture is in harmony with the deductions of science. to the wisdom and goodness of the ONE and affirms : ALL IS GOOD.* This is one of the principal Affirmations ot Soul Culture. These. But the ultimate ot every human exthose he fears.. and through the phenomena of Telepathy." manifestations of Universal energy. wind. etc. rain. flood. effects upon perience is knowledge and unfoldfment. because it is a lesson. but is the opinion one holds of that manifestation. Thus. from their . are neither nor bad. sun. When man comes among them food e soon divides them into those he enjoys and This distinction he makes himself. night. easily endured. " Modes of Motion. are in themselves without ethical significance.NEW THOUGHT festations of God. The circumstances of life are non-ethical. sun is good to the person who wishes it to ripen his grain it is evil to him who falls under its stroke. New Thought looks beyond present appearance. It is now a demonstrated fact that Thought and Emotion are also forms of Force. fire. Electricity. in the PRIMER. 61 manifestations of Eternal Energy. in lands where man is not. The recognition of the All Good makes the manifestations of life joyous. and subject to investigation and in- telligent control as are the ordinary forms of .

These are the conscious responses to the higher. Man will in future moulds his Ideal into material shape. since he can think what he chooses. and to the five senses is added those spiritual means of recognition which we term: Intuition. Vibrations. because it is Force. Only thus has any person accomplished anything in life. NEW THOUGHT This fact is PRIMER. it is possible by the persistent holding of an Ideal to become in manifestation that Ideal. tween Physical and Spiritual science. to control his life expression. Inspiration. and Psychometry. man has it through the control of Thought. and all unhappiness. and Thought. Soul culture teaches how to do this intelligently. and how to develop any faculty at in his power. CONTROL OF LIFE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF FINER FORCES * Understanding Thought as Force. making of the two one Science of Mind. Clairvoyance. the connecting link be- SPIRITUAL FACULTIES^ Heretofore man has limited his Modes of perceptions of Motion (Vibrations) to those recognized by his five senses. and make of himself whatever he chooses. . All possibilities lie latent within the Soul. The fact that Thought and Emotion are also Modes of Motion led to the discovery that man has means of recognizing these finer Vibrations. as the five senses are to the lower. sorrow. Through choice. failure. Since Man is that which he is convinced he is. will. It unites physics and metaphysics.62 Energy. pain. avoid sickness. Telepathy.

the trained ear will detect a false tone on any one of fifty instruments. at times we feel depressed or elated without being able to find cause in the ordinary channels. These possibilities lie in it. The tea taster has trained his tongue to detect slightest flavors. man has trained the ear so that where the uneducated will not notice discord. not upon special organs. and the methods of healing noted in preceding pages. an individual Soul. 63 UNFOLDMENT OF SPIRITUAL &* Through application of the knowledge of sound as Vibration. The trained eye detects shades in colors the ordinary does not see. and the fingers of the blind are sensitive to slightest inequalities in surfaces. Thought. Soul Culture is the result of thirty-five years investigation on my part of all psychic phenomena under the Law of Suggestion. Thought and Love produce Sensations. EACH PERSON Each person is IS AN EGO. a part of the Indivisible ONE.NEW THOUGHT FACULTIES ^ PRIMER. we FEEL uncomfortable in the presence of certain persons or in certain rooms. are there in limitless . we sense coming events. and Love. ^ an Ego.all also called the Sub-conscious possibilities of Infinity. Life. but upon the whole nervous system. A study of these sensations in the present recognition of Thought and Love as Power. All power and all wisdom are there. This sensitiveness is an extension of the recognition of Sensations. For instance. awaiting unfoldmend into consciousness. has given rise to the many schools of New Thought. and possesses in the Real Self .

All may consciously. as "A son of God. and thus ever manifest normally in that condition we call health can call upon it for Intelligence.64 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. ALL IS GOOD. Therefore." to the "Second Coming of Christ. THINKING. With right thought and emotion. to help men and women to consciously control their destiny through right thinking. through conscious choice. and has the ALL for its reservoir. make conditions to fulfill all these prophecies. That time has come to thousands who have accepted New Thought. he can call upon it for supply of Life. All should recognize it as being here now." man is to become conscious that he possesses 'dominion over all things. to help them. for the Soul is One with Infinity. THE PURPOSE OF SOUL CULTURE Is to teach men and women so to think as to Infinite Supply." to a "Day of Redemption." as "The heir of all the ages. The secret of health. success and happiness lies in knowing what and how to think and then . to build life to desire." Mankind has looked forward to a "Millennium. for it comes to every one as soon as he recognizes that the Soul is one with Infinity arid he conciously lives in the Affirmations: I ' open to conscious manifestation this HERE AND NOW! I LIVE THE ETERNAL LIFE HERE AND NOW! SPIRIT AM . when one knows how to awaken into expression this sub-conscious self." when all shall be blessed. by the Affirmation. for Love. for Supply in any direction. body and environment can be made as desired. Supply is Infinite. longings and hopes of mankind. As a child of Infinite Energy. quantity.

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