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her. the definition as broad as justice and the Principle of Evolution would let me. HENRY HARRISON BROWN 160600 . 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. deyelprinciples and purpose of the widespread and ever widening movement comprehended under the term. I have tried to be as impartial as truth. in love. but here I feef I have the right to be personal and vice. knowing that all who see will follow In Love and Truth." The term has no definite meaning. Truth is so lovely that the Truth-seeker soon becomes the Truth-lover. "New Thought. purpose but an outline of the origin. and to look upon every side of the question only as a reThe charge of partiality may be porter. I can afford to be true only to her. Each person is to draw his own lines. Truly your friend. I am glad of the privilege of lifting for a moment her veil.IISTTRODUCTIOISr. In this Primer. brought in my attention to my own position. study. I have consecrated myself to Truth and my life is now in her sermy positive. I have intended to make I nient. and The reader will fellows. Its limits cannot be mapped. It covers a movement at present heterogeneous and embracing many minor fields.
have contributed to the present freedom of Sow/. word. . by thought. or deed.To the Memory and Omnipresence of All who.
Human progress is the of that which is . are transmitted to offspring. that appear in parent. Life in time is the unfolder. of method.Origin. gradual unfoldment man is condition germinal is but a slight change upon some Effects are the result of is eternally in man. but the effect of which is also the effect remote cause. I will correct any reported injustice in subsequent editions. faculties and conditions. Nature unfolds. so that when one seeks a beginning of any movement he is compelled to some some anterior of a still more . PAST EVOLUTION. This law of evolution. and purpose is a constant one. History and Principles of New Thought HEREDITY. Desiring to deal justly with each form of the movement. Variations occur and under the Law of Variation. There is no human condition that is not the child of a preceding one. Each earlier one. I purpose to trace in outline the Heredity of the New Thought movement. Under the law of Heredity science traces evolution from parent to child and thus finds tendencies. Ideas also have their heredity. All movements in human thought obey these laws of Heredity and Variation. cause which cause. of continuity. I will give information sufficient to enable the curious reader to easily fill in additional details.
8 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Well says Lowell answer: "The beginning is in Ultimate Cause. God. Truth is one with Ultimate Cause. out of which grow systems of worship. is variously called: Energy. so a thought once started will never stop. Thought is a wave that flows like those of the ocean from shore to shore. Individual perceptions and expressions differ and often some old thought. for there is no limit to the medium in which it is a wave. is given forth by some earnest soul as a supposed new revelation. 2d His demands on us. To every clime. Jesus announced the same in his condensation of Hebrew and Prophets: 1st Love the Lord. and every race of men. Law . viz: 1st Sense of God sends his teachers unto every age. out of man -which grow regulations of the conduct of to man. From earliest historic periods we can trace many of the ideas of this movement. the beginnings of history. Every age and people is a manifestation of this movement. A wave once started in ocean never stops till it reaches the limit of the ocean. thy God. finds that all these varying systems are based upon the same conceptions. Truth is ever unfolding. 3d The recognition of human duties. : of Truth Unto the selfish rule of one sole race." Therefore to trace the beginnings of New Thought we should have to trace That medium Spirit. With revelations fitted to their growth And shape of mind. which is the common possession of the race. 2d With 3d And love all thy soul. The student of comparative religions. Soul. nor gives the realm some over-ruling Power. heart and mind. Max Muller tells us that three ideas form the foundations of all religions.
that -which most completely satisfies the Soul. From the coiir ception of primitive man to the present time. 9 based upon these. economic. Improvements. scientific. No matter what the religion or philosophical Power an actuality in daily life by methods of spiritual unfoldment. is not allowed to pass into oblivion. and notablj. ANCIENT held IDEAS. there has been but an evolution ol human thought concerning the Power that is. Man and Duty that are familiar to us. New Thought is but a later conception of this One Power. It is an evolution of that Soul conception into a conscious reality. social and artistic creed and above every in" vention. They are only enlarged conceptions of the Truth is truth that our fathers held. as evidenced by their relics. "Old ideas revised and improved. Culture has made this primitive thought of belief. one. many of our present conceptions. it is thy neighbor as thyself. "could be written above every theologic." we call them. 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.by their clay tablets. That which nearest expresses absolute Truth. Have not these conceptions come down to us with the life they transmitted ? The Hindoo Scriptures contain many conceptions of God. The nations of antiquity. Why have all these conceptions survived ? By reason of Nature's law: The Survival of the Fittest. The most any age or race can do is to .NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
Through this Unity of Truth and Unity of Unfoldment. He applied the Love principle also to human conduct in the "New Commandment" "That ye love one another. 7 Prior to " Heaven-Father. Human. mony and . "Our Father." age THE CHRISTIAN ERA." those of Love and Providence. becomes one of the " choir It is thus that the thinker in every invisible." Thus may Jesus rightly be termed the founder of New Thought. It is to Paul that we are indebted for this. He was steeped in the Logos Philosophy of the Greek which he Hebraized. and this lifted the wor' ship of Omnipotence from mere external ceremanifestations of fear to worship through Love. The Love Principle had been but dimly perceived before him. Jesus marks one of the great eras of unfoldment in the conception of Omnipotence. "Heaven-Father" embodies conceptions of Power and Creation. He placed the emphasis upon Fatherhood and that Fatherhood made Deity. He said " Our Father.10 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and through the impetus of the early church they have been sent down to us." Max this it had been Muller tells us that "Heaven-Father" is the term for Omnipotence in every religion. Present civilization has been most effected by Greek Ideas as they came to us through the New Testament. as it appears during nineteen centuries of human evolution. we are connected with all the past and with all mankind. Jesus also developed the idea of duty into that of brotherhood. develop somewhat some phase of Truth by making some distinctive change in the method of expression.
fundamentally . Christian Science in an imperfect reflection of the Idealism of Berkeley.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. and IDEALISM. In these can be found many of the ideas of New Thought teachers. It piety. and moulde-l the opinions of the present." This phase of thought came into existence at the close of the third century. Berkeley. It developed later into the form one may find in is Kempis and Madame Guyon. It is the practical side of the saying of Jesus: "My father and I are one. before Plato. GERMAN PHILOSOPHERS. 11 whose teachings gave birth to what " many thinkers arose is known mysticism. Mysticism is a recognition of unity between the Soul and Divine origin. During the Middle Ages as PRIMER. Shelling. Spinosa and Liebnitz revived the Idealism of Plato. 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. Descartes. Zeno. Hegle." systems that have much in common with the idea of Omnipresence. and the poet Goethe especially Schiller. Schopenhauer. One who desires to become familiar with these authors are recommended to read Kant. Locke. Fichte. But in the English philosopher Berkeley do we find the greatest resemblance. and the conception of Realization as held its by New Thought teachers.
All interested in tracing Idealism farther can find in any encyclopedia enough to make clear our indebtedness to these philosophers. The new American nation was to a great extent the child of French liberalism. I THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. . shows. The national birth but twenty-four years will Thought previous had stimulated thought in all directions. F. The speculative truth that lies underneath this philosophy is realized Truth in New Thought. New Thought is came legitimately from the loins of the Thought with which the nineteenth century and the new nation opened. and able of our New Thought teachers. religion. What they intellectual^ perceived is now a constant reality in the lives of thousands. in his w^orks upon Mental Science. In politics. Liberal ideas at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century were permeating every channel of the national life. and I here most gladly acknowledge my own philosophic debt to this most lucid. strong. According to Fichte this non-Ego is but a creation. how great was his indebtedness to them.12 are All. Matter is part of that which is not the Ego. by his quotations. and social life. Evans. Idealism holds that Ideas The external universe exists only as it is reflected in the mind. This new century the child of the old. trace only the last century history of evolution. I have briefly shown how that century was the culmination of all the thought of the past. or an idea of the mind of the Ego. Rev. Hegle finds the only reality in the relation that exists be- tween the Ego and the non-Ego. taught the same. NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. W.
as a child of the universe. and the perfect liberty knocking at the door of the 20th century. a liberty that belongs to each. "The liberty of the sons of God. 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. debt to him. as a son of the one power. which later caused a split in the Calvinistic churches. opened the way for the intellectual liberty which the nineteenth century won. He has had many names. All who are today emancipated from the rigid theology of that period owe a great ABOLITIONISM.NEW THOUGHT there PRIMER." It is for this liberty that New Thought stands. and with it the emancipation of the masses from the stern and unyielding theology which our fathers left us. won in the eighteenth century. I can only follow our special thought. The discontent with the old had culminated in Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason. The history of a nation is the history of its few thinkers. CHANNING. ." a most thought provoking and stimulating book. Political liberty. William Ellery Channing gave in Baltimore in 1818 his great address. or as John has it. 13 was a decided American atmosphere. Now comes the last. Whenever the prophet is needed he comes. Only a few of these names can To give them all would be to I mention. dividing them into the Unitarian and Trinitarian. trace the mental unfold ment and progress of the century. He has come. This liberty is Spiritual Liberty.
UNIVERSAUSM.14 NEW THOUGHT lifted PRIMER. and opportunity lor still other visions that fave culminated in the present awakening. "All is good. John Murray. which Channing phasized. was limited. emphasizes. In 1838 Emerson gave his address before the divinity students of Harvard College. "Murray's was not a change in principle from Calvinism. "God is Love. Calvin taught that all were born to be damned. started another progressive movement in the theological field which. Quakerism had been an important factor during the 18th century and did noble work In the 19th century Elias Hicks came. and as Dr. ol importance. This movement the theologic thought Justice. which Calvinism emto that of Love. Livermore of Meadville Theological School taught us. That ." makes today." -was his shiboleth. and with his new vision helped on emancipation. It made as great a change in the pop- from that of ular thought as that which the affirmation." To an age that believed in "Eternal Damnation" Murray was an important reaction. EMERSON. because he held to Revelation. ave in preparing the colonies for their liberty. while Murray taught that all are born to be saved. EUAS HICKS. through though his doctrine of Universal Salvation. and no student of the history of New Thought can afford to omit his life.
He did in this the greatest work of any one person in the whole century. 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. aspiration and opened divine expression as a possibility for all men." he will drink so deeply that all other authors will seem tame commentaries upon him. . He lifted mankind onto the plane with Jesus by declaring that which Jesus was. . all men This removed the barrier to human are. It did not seem important then. Christian Science is an exaggerated and contorted exposition of the clear and pure thought of Emerson. were all winnowed. From that time until his death he taught along the lines be therein laid down. and there started a discussion that is responsible. for present liberal conditions. the obtuse and speculative doctrines of the ancients.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. more than to any other source. Two years before this he had written " Nature/'" in which the Idealism of Berkeley. His writings are a source to -which can be traced all phases of New Thought. Emerson was at the center of intellectual culture of the United States. For this reason I attribute to Emerson. and the pure wheat stored for present sowing. I advise him to read Emerson. Would my reader drink at the original fount. It matters little where he begins but if he starts with the " essays upon Self-Reliance" and "Compensation. In this declaration he made all subsequent growth possible. more than any other factor. the mysticism of the middle ages." and "Over Soul. 15 address marks an era in the intellectual life of America. the credit of the New Thought movement.
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 "
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
LAW OF CONSERVATION AND
CORRELATION OF FORCE.
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
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-
New Thought. INFLUENCE OF GERMAN THOUGHT. A great impetus was given to American
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
creation, indiginous to our soil." rightly credited to that
Here met great thinkers. two of the successful. T. Theodore Parker. Many others started and many. judged by the world's business standards. and what if the experiment failed for want of financial support? It was. The Transcendental period was the formative period in American thought-life.and to C.Dana. C. William Henry Channing. George William Curtis. and would trace the evolution of ideas. in its scattering. Higginson. Charles A. Whoever would understand thoroughly the sources of present thought. Alcott. needs to become more or less familiar with community life in the the Shakers and the Oneida Communists. Jones Very. Cranch. Margaret Fuller. Frank B. David A. as their thought is the transcendental thought: Lowell. Edna D. 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. It covers . It is without the province of this essay to detail that history. and all are steps toward United States. P. Wasson. Sanborn. a ripened boll. known as Brook Farm. Cheney. were successful.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and Horace Greeley. Julia Ward Howe. BROOK FARM^ Out of Transcendentalism arose the attempt at community life. 19 ment. To it we may trace New Thought. Thoreau. Frothingham's "History of Transcendentalism. W. COMMUNITIES. B. John Weiss. The reader is referred to the "History of the Brook Farm." for further particulars upon one of the most interesting attempts to actualize the Principal of Brotherhood." by John Thomas Codman.
Despite its too coldly intellectual attitude. The fundamental principle of Unitarianism is the right of private judgment." "Man is not a fallen but a rising . Colonies.20 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. perfect realization of the Principle of Brotherhood. its great men. conserving all that was good and true in all movements. its persistence. It has been the balance wheel in the mental workshop. Co-operative Associations. it has held the religious life of the people poised and harmonious. Perceptions of this Principle is also stirring the world tinder the many phasesof New Thought. It is the cultured source that has kept sweet and clean the progress of theological thought. It has no creed. In Unitarianism. its liberality. because of its organization. It proclaims the fundamental propositions of Mental Science and Soul Culture in its affirmations of "The Indwelling God" and "Divine Nature of Man. 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. we find the nearest approach on the intellectual side to the present New Thought. and Fraternal Insurance Companies. Fraternal Societies. UNITARIANISM^ Unitarianism. more This Principle is now finding expression in Trades Unions. Each person is expected to teach that which to him is truth. is the great intellectual fountain from whence has flowed into every day life the latest thought along all lines of investigation. and kept the church in touch with science and philosophy. and its truth. Profit Sharing.
and never calculates the price of material at so much per pound. I preached the "Indwelling God. anxiety. ''Upon every thing write. and Character. suddenly there came in my mind why are you this question: "If God "dwells in you. 21 is one of its favorite maxims. taught on the Spiritualist platform. fear. pain. or one who studies mathematics. Fellowship. worry." says James Freeman Clark. and on the verge of the grave." PRIMER. and never looks at the stars. From Channing's time to the present. and I then thought I was faithful. and serviceable in life. Western Unitarianism proclaims itself for "Freedom. The two movements differ only in the application of Truth to life. and being a Son of God. as . It is the difference between knowing one is a Son of God. one who reads chemistry. and heart-hunger.NEW THOUGHT creature." and grew sick and broken down in body. it has stood for all that is free." There is in Truth no break between the teachers of Mental Science and Unitarianism. beautiful. This denomina- tion is not sectarian. or better." but there is as much difference between my then and my now." and created within myself the kingdom of disease. as there is between a student who reads his books 011 astronomy. Unitarians follow the old method: preach and educate. sick and in pain?" As soon as I could straighten out my affairs. I preached. and never goes to the laboratory. for the service of man. But amid my pain. the same perceptions of Truth I now preach under "Soul Culture. Every Unitarian Society intellectually is NewThought. Honest and believing. I preached in the Unitarian pulpit. "The kingdom of heaven is within you. in religion. New Thought teaches: Demonstrate by Living.
I let you have perfect control of my life. This position is one which the faithful ones in every religious belief have taken in all ages. because I have perfect faith in you " It took me some time to outgrow old habits of thought. He attends to the subconscious. you dwell in we and I expect you to take care of me. I have simply learned to make practical what I then intel- came "My Silent Partner!" We are lectually held. I thought I knew what my body wanted. But I persevered and my body assumed the conditions of health. or help. He be- one in all Life's manifestations. God is in me "an ever present Where once I felt trouble. and to the only Living God. I have never faltered in this surrender. through suffering. He attends to the subjective. ." I would say to myself when things seemed to go wrong. "God knows his business. I have not changed my ideas of man as Spirit.22 soon NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. I to the conscious. as the child the parent. I left all things to Him. All is thus ever well with me. I now know only peace: "For Thou art with me. I find I do not know how to take care of it. the Indwelling straightened them out. I put myself into His hands. you will care for it now." fear. or pain. Yet. I surrender it to you. I will take no more thought for my body than I did when I was a babe." I trust. "and I do not I cannot want with Him as provider. Old doubt and old conditions gradually would come back. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. I to the objective life. You cared for it then. In time. I have not changed the idea which I had of God while in pulpit or on platform." I know is my shepherd. the One "in that "The Lord want. as. I said: God "Now. whom I live and have my being. God.
When the history of the Emancipation of the Soul from fetters of fear. New Thought is logically carrying into daily life the faith of the church. which they proclaimed. Unitarianism has the most nearly approached an understanding of Truth." These axioms in him. Among the most active members . but is 23 We the the "Old Faith" intellectually applied to daily thought life. NEW THOUGHT. who by thought and life ushered in the day of our Redemption. 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.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. we live New Thought and activity. " I will fear no evil. It is consciously applying Truth which man has unconsciously applied during all his past. authority." are to us as clearly self-evident truth and as easily applied to daily life as are those of mathematics or chemistry. have same different thoughts. All is " Though he sla3^ me. ciety Between 1865 and 1870 a Free Religious Sowas formed in Boston with which many progressive thinkers and scholars of the nation were associated. yet will I trust good. for that day came through demonstration by living the truth. FREE RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS. and reason. Emerson was a member. many names on the roll be among of Unitarian teachers will those whom posterity will delight to honor as intellectual and noble pioneers. and its initiation into the pure air of spirit is written.
and others whose names were then power in the intellectual world. Francis Ellingwood Abbott. and Free Thinkers all are limited. 7 steam. As a seed sower. just as the nineteenth century used The twentieth century uses the force previous RELIGIOUS AWAKENINGS. Liberal League. but these latter movements have put a soul into the intellectual mummy. were O. poverty. and we live w^hat the} thought. abolition of pain. B. Fro thingham. The Free Religious movement was a spring far up the mountain. centuries discovered. which has. Its organ was The Index. its many streams of thought have found the sea of daily life.24 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. 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. this was very important. H. in power and ability. as a movement that awakening. but in demonstration. We now use Truth as Power. Universalist. religious Many prophets sprang up de- . progressive Its limitations lay where the Unitarian. disease and death. not in thought. Wm. found no superior among liberal papers. Cheney. Lucretia Mott. and Celia Burleigh. Edna D. The nineteenth century saw many awakenings. Its literature teems with thoughts which are made conditions for the present New Thought property of all now the common men and women. and are now an important part of the mightiest movement the race has ever A movement that means the experienced.
and must interpret them according to his intelligence." Millerism was the most important ot these. 25 claring these were "the last days. Then came Mormanism. just as Sweedenborg interpreted his visions. Psychometry solves these riddles of feeling. the "end of Those who proclaimed felt the oncoming power. Out of that has come the Second Advent sect. he had never read a book when he gave the world "Nature. Questions that visions." This freedom preserved Modern Spiritualism from having a "founder.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER." According to education and predeliction of each prophet. Revivals were frequent. giving birth to the New. They interpreted this feeling according to their intellectual and theological training. From the vantage ground of the present we readily see that these awakenings were but a throe in the old order. the world" that silent growth of Soul which would ultimately break the limitations of sense. of ancient thought of God in man. Coming events are realities of Spirit." and "The End of the World. inspirations and interpretations of theologians and sectarians during the last century. under the common sense and scientific habits of a developed race. manner came . "The Second Coming of Christ. all led by many powerful teachers. The sensifeels them. Emerson says that Swedenbprg "was hampered by theological limitations." are now realities through this application." Andrew Jackson Davis was free from limitations of education and theology. and her Divine Revelations. have been interpreted the tive millions of communications from the decarIn like nate and from the sub-conscious.
we are intelligent where they were totally ignor- . for centuries have disturbed the minds of men concerning their Soul and the future. man. the world. and evince this by their use of. and we are better posted on ancient Jewish history than were the Rabbis at the time of Jesus. The spirit of New Thought is one with theirs. the Bible. and his origin. by the emancipation that has come to it through the labor of scholars in unearthing its historv. 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. Every religious awakening takes its place as a factor. are a protest against the exclusiveness and heartlessness of wealth and culture. Today more is known of the origin of the books of the Old Testament. each interpretation of the Bible. its spirit of helpfulness. Its freedom from the virus of respectability. has helped it on. the pubmind has been prepared for rational lic use and interpretation. authors and editors in various lines of New Thought are woefully ignorant of the results of Higher Criticism.26 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. ment. are now settled scientifically. HIGHER CRITICISM* While many teachers. It has done much to bring light to the slums of society. and by new interpretations of. and still more ancient nations. each new convert in a revival. as have been those con- cerning Each new sect. while in the history of contemporaneous. each new teacher.
lad Whigs and DemoFor a boy to vote a different ticket from his father and grandfather was to brand him a " turn coat. they would turn their attention to more profitable discussions. The growth of Personal Liberty. know the real place and origin of the Bible." and often crats were born. and as a vehicle through which the aspiring soul may find expression. The Bible so lives. The higher criticism will have conferred its greatest benefit. not because they are special revelations. PRIMER. 27 Suffice it to say that did the hundreds are today basing their teachings upon Biblical interpretations. but because they are common revelation. so lives the winnowed literature of the past. As Homer. who . POLITICAL LIBERTY* ABOLITION MOVEMENT.NEW THOUGHT ant. have thrown off limitations of authority and use the Bible. the Prophets. is also manifest in the breaking of party fetters. will live as long as the human heart is human. when those who. and of one God in that humanit}'. They are the daily expressions of millions. and Shakespere. under the impetus of an unfolding soul. and all literature as means of expressing the faitn of a common humanity. The Psalms. and will ultimately be the expression of every soul. will live wherever they voice a common human need. as Burns and Whittier. 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 Gospels. When I was a . as manifested in the weakening of sectarian fetters.
but stopped at his limit. will pass beyond disease. and aesthetic ability have been systematso this century will see ically trained. scientific and practical study and culture of the Soul. as Soul. The Abolition Movement was the first great disintegrating It virtually broke up the political factor. property and death. The various phases of New Thought are other steps toward unified. Luther proclaimed freedom of conscience as a principle. political fetter that Every civil. out of many fragments of old parties. 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. social. not has a Soul. and now its cry is " Truth for Authority. intellect. but limits it to her revelation. the Republican party was organized. poverty. Mrs. Garrison proclaimed it and stopped at his limit. Whig party through the Free Soil movement.28 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Man knows he IS. will learn to live the immortal life here and now. theological." Its shibboleth: I TRUTH. but no authority for Truth. AM was a step on the way to this New Thought affirmation. Man. he will not die to possess that body. spiritual faculties cultivated. Soul Culture comes as the fruit on the tree of intellectual development. caused him to be disinhehited. sectarian. has been broken and . 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. No matter of what vibrations composed. As body. Soul goes marching on. Eddy proclaimed But the it. Ultimately.
" "Electro Biology. This Law is the one Principle. That other will maniconduct that which he has mentally accepted. had found that certain persons could be effected by what he. The attitude determines conditions of body and environment." "Animal Magnetism." and "Psychology. Suggestion gives the key to the . Every controlled by his thoughts. Early in the last century there was an increased interest in the discoveries of Mesmer who. It opens an era in human progress that presages the realization of that New Civilization which prophets have foreseen and sages foretold. All that was included in past investigation under the terms " Mes- merism. instruction and healing. during the last quarter pi the preceding century. lies in knowing how to cause friend. present in every New Thought movement. thought were forces from the magnet.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. 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 secret of all inspiration. Man has made no more important discovery than this law. 29 ANIMAL MAGNETISM." is now included under the term "Suggestion.Statuvolence. but which later he thought were magnetic forces of the Later investigation has proven operator. the power he and his contemporaries " called Animal Magnetism "to be but the power of Suggestion." "Magnetic Healing. at first. The Law is stated thus I THAT WHICH is AM I THINK I AM. patient or pupil to think that which will in him produce desired conditions." THE LAW OF SUGGESTION." '.
THE CIVIL Next to Emerson. They comprised a bod}' of freewno were thinking. progressive people. Literature is plente- ous upon this subject. medical and industrial phenomena of life.30 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. recommend my books as containing an up-to-date explanation of the Law and its operation. Pa. Though it is just to say that few teachers are aware of the fundamental Principle or know the secret of I especially their success. religious. PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS. a great leaven in American thought and a factor of power in that evolution which ultimated in New Thought. to it I refer the reader. 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. Like a fire over a wood lot. From the study of Suggestion under other names has sprung every phase of New Thought. and ualism. social. it also freed the masses from the prejudices of sect and section. closing with the emancipation of the black slave. This war was the culmination of a long struggle. Unitarianism. These were of set of "comeouters" from the Quakers who held yearly meetings in West Chester. political. the Civil the most potent power in breaking down partition walls between the sects and giving a free field to thought. the war burned rubbish and left a soil ready for the sprouting of new War was Spirit- THE . PEOPLE.
ITS NEW SETTLEMENTS^^ Nowhere. VASTNESS OF OUR COUNTRY AND we find every new settlement fertile in new ideas. PRIMER. and backward goes the tide. All is sary and Mind. it A new exodus is neces- comes. Conformity kills inspiration. 31 The returning soldier brought home that tolerance which comes only from comradship in danger. Liberty of Spirit comes in the twentieth centur}.as liberty of thought came in the ninteenth. This gave an intellectual impetus to the new nation. save in the United States. this new soil for Liberty. could the movements which preceeded New Thought have been possible. . were developed as were the orators and artists of Greece. owe a debt of gratitude for that condition of race thought and public opinion that makes our New Thought acceptable. Soul still marches on. In the new spontaneity and spontaneity was active. produced a mental condition ripe to impulses that arise in the sub-conscious.NEW THOUGHT seeds. consequent^ men as Lincoln and Dougand hundreds of others. the new century sees the breaking of settlements. as spiritual pioneers. and such lass. To every pioneer from Ptymouth Rock to Golden Gate. Constant movement westward kept public sentiment pliable. and All is Good. we. Now that the tide of emigration has been stopped by the Pacific. The breaking of old associations by removal as pioneers. New problems were ever arising for social and political solution. for these can flourish only under spontaneous action ot the Soul such as Greece had when she was emerging from barbarism to civilization.
THEOSOPHY^ This phase of thought cannot rightly be termed a part of the New Thought movement. also accounted in the same easy way for the movement of the heavenly bodies and for the origin of earth and man. As these phases of speculation have been outgrown this should be. Their doctrine of Reincarnation is a speculation based upon unproved premises. by making it cover the work of early liberals" and especially that done by the Unitarians. in regard to the origin and destiny of man. 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. It is the easiest way to account for much of the phenomena of existence. Simultaneously with every thought comes its effect. mon with . for that delays effect to a future reincarnation. which may well be called a sect. which lies at the root of all scientific investigation. tempt to graft upon the thought and life of this era the childish speculations of an early people. Its error lies in the claim that justice is not done here and now. under the impetus of the age. but they who first taught it. Their teachers make too great a claim for the movement. is not the law of Karma. To modern thought. are seekIt is an ating that old staff: Authority. from desire to rest upon something. have reacted from the stress of modern scientific investigation and. It is more oi a side track for those who. Karma is also a childish way of righting the seeming injustice of life. The Law of Causation.32 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
NEW THOUGHT Cause and son. It can never become the faith of the warm hearted and religious. It has furnished a resting place for the leaner upon Author^. it is more of a fad than a faith. Beyond this." 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. his life. to make heaven now. It has proven itself a ratchet upon the mental machinery of the nation. Every known fact and every principle of the evolution philosophy disproves them. Theosophy cannot rightly be credited with giving an}^ great impetus to liberal thought in America. by compellng that which might have been a too rapid progress in the realm of ideas to modify its speed. Theosophy with unthinkable duration. both past and future. thus giving time for reconsideration and correction. New Thought is practical and teaches one to live now. PRIMER. . Despite the fact that there is much in common between these two. nor meet the demand of modern mind for clearness and practicability. 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. in the words of Emersides of one fact. it is safe to say that Reincarnation and Karma will never be the accepted solu- Mind. for the conservative and the timid. while former is based on Speculative Philosophy. New Thought deals with the now." He also calls them Chancellors of God. 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.
It and it is ling phrenologist who has been preparing the field for New Thought. Its principal error lies in giving too much power to matter. does not count. the Ego. and it. To Spurzheim and Gall the world owes a great debt. made. It cannot yet rightly pose as a science. It is a fine stud} of Mind. if true. may control the head. This phase of thought has an important place in the development of the present movement. for one with truth is more than millions repeating ancient error. even to changing. and I. In so far as it tells me that I am controlled by my head. but it has important data for the Builder ot the future. When asked if I do not believe in phrenology I answer: " Yes. non-established theories. like every other organ of my body. and next. Behind all its claims however rests the fact that size and texture of brain accompany certain human tendencies. Phrenology is theories. the Ego. 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. am aware bers PHRENOLOGY. is subject to my will and desire. the shape of the skull in which I carry my brain. I. the texture of brain. in so far as it recognizes that I build my head and can control it." r a great advance upon earlier has been and will continue to be a great help to Mental Science. based upon. of the claims made for its numand power which.34 I NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. I build my head. as yet. first. I deny it. by giving the common also deeply indebted to the travel- mind a nomenclature through which the .
spread movement prepared the way among the masses for a practical work. and some that is not in accord with But this is also necessarily . This work is now done by both Christian Science and New Thought. The phenomena at Hydesville awakened an interest unequalled by any other phenomena in modern times. like all other phases of truth.NEW THOUGHT present teacher can gible. upon the weaknesses of that common humanity and attracted to it much that has proven to be error. old institutions and awaken many prejudices into active opposition. it would have also been a mighty miracle if it had not also operated. Teachers of Spiritualism have gone into almost every school district its literature has whitened the world like a winter's snow the landscape. good morals. based upon the recognition of man as Spirit. freatest SPIRITUALISM. It would have been the mightiest of miracles if it had not met antagonism in conservative circles did not disturb many . 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. held during the first half of last century. Seeing that it came to a common humanity. the Soul recogniThis widetion. his 35 intelli- make thought MODERN Modern h ought. while mediums with their words of comfort have been in every home. and it may be said that all the theories of Man. have been modified as the result ot the Hydeville raps. PRIMER. It set in operation all the present methods of psychic investigation. came from Spiritualism. but the spiritual.
hell. have never been the friends of progress. and forced a rational philosophy into the pulpits. and the most practical side of this movement. Heber Newton says that for many centuries the only ideasthat have modified human conceptions of the Hereafter have come from Swedenborg and . angels. In the sensational spirit which the Hydeville raps awakened the grander and more beautiful. can find to condemn. But despite all that a calm judgment. until the movement under the name Spiritualism is almost wholly given over to phenomenalism. has been overlooked. using here. and the resurrection. to serve the selfish propensities of man. the fact remains that it has proven itself to be the greatest movement for good of all the nineteenth century. just as they have in all ages and times. Modern Spiritualism. the semblance of truth for selfish ends. 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. true of every awakening. "Nothing so good as the old. . societies. and through expression unfold them to a higher plane. the sectarian. The theologian. Truth must use the men and women it finds. heaven. Rev. save by a few teachers." is their cry. journals. and has given birth to two others destined to be still more powerful than itself. and the moralist. after its fifty-eight years progress. It has compelled a change in the popular opinion of death. By taking advantage of the credulity and ignorance of the masses many charlatans have stolen its livery. R.36 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
and many teachers of various phases of New Thought." This book was followed up by . and its power to build its body into health and keep its environments to its desire through right thinking. But Davis. save those that make man conscious that he IS spirit here and NOW. Davis was at that time a lad of fourteen While in mesmeric trance he gave years." 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 we may honestly date New Thought " ' ' though present founders" of systems of Healing and teaching. Later teachers have brought into clearer light the truth he proclaimed. three years belore the Hydeville raps. ' ' was Modern Spiritualism really born. 37 ANDREW JACKSON All DAVIS. virtually taught all this. in the person and Revelations of Andrew Jackson Davis. as noted before of Unitarianism. which make a library that no student of the "Progress of Ideas" can ignore. in teaching the Divinity of Man and Nature. to him birth. They have been repeated by Spiritualists during all the years of its existence. Davis called his system " The Harmonial Philosophy. its unity with the One. but Truth is One.x NEW THOUGHT IVER31TY PRIMER. In 1845. New Thought ideas. were born before the Hydeville raps. their ideas sprang. In them can be traced the heredity of every New Thought proposition. are not aware of the source from whence. Davis started those lectures which were later published " Nature and her Divine Revelatitle of tions. under twenty -nine others. Methods of application are many. by evolution.
others had used the same Principles for healing purposes." New Thought people arrive at it by concentration under some Affirmation. Emerson had. 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. here and no\v. 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. had all applied it. as Davis termed it: An Arabula." To Mary Baker Eddy rightly belongs the credit of originating both the name and the interpretation of Scripture adopted by this sect. is: The Affirmation of New Thought is: Man is The Affirmation of Soul Spirit. "Going into the Silence. Philosophical Spiritualism and this is so near able to "Draw a line between the two where God has not. is named "Christian Science. New Thought that I am not found at the beginning of this century. Davis writes and speaks in what he terms the "Superior condition" which is the condition of all inspired persons. "Listening to the Silence. taught the same truth and mesmerists of all names and grades." When present prejudices and sectarian feelings are lost in a love of Truth. . Long prior to her advent. here and now. or.38 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Culture is: / live the Spiritual life." The Affirmation of Phenominal Spiritualism I live as Spirit after the death of my body. magnetic healers and faith She instituted a curers. method based upon a peculiar interpretation CHRISTIAN SCIENCES A very important Thought-movement." A better term is. It is termed. long before.
and. she says: "In the year 1866. is a strange psychological fact which can be accounted for only upon the propensity men have to lean on authority." is the cry of Col. in an age of freedom. still controls the masses. No lattitude is allowed for individual opinion. Most of the writings of these people are repellant from their dogmatism and authoritive manner of presentation. Christian Scientists are restricted to a reading. "Unchain Truth. are refered to the publications of this sect. They are persist ant All lectures and books are made proselytes. and Mrs." That. Mrs. says: "The first edition of 'Science and Health' was published in 1875. "Science and Health." In the first chapter of this edition. 39 The Principle of Suggestion is of the Bible. Christian Science is a necessary step in the . 'Christian " All who wish to know her system Science. so large a following can be obtained to so sectarian a movement.' and her interpretation of Scripture. in the Preface to the 48th edition of "Science and Health. to accord with the teachings of "Science and Health.' in time of Moses.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. had been much more clearly taught as spiritualism. Eddy's interpretation of it in her book. Sabin who has come out from that sect to a broader field of thought." and to the official publications of the "Mother Church" in Boston. prior to her advent. Eddy. "prin ted in 1890. Wise men do not submit to limitations. 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. the foundation. and a study of the Bible. I discovered metaphysical healing and named it.
Mind is All. thus imprisoning the intellect of her followers. Eddy is the Supreme Court and gives her own interpretation.in its methods. I devote this space to it." and finding this too narrow will pass." and her word is final. Was there allowed a free interpretation they would not be obnoxious. Mrs. Here it is denied with all the power of a Tetzel or a Diet of Worms. as thousands already have. Eddy ness. Through it many will pass from the tyrrany of ecclesiastic dogma to that of "Science and Health. The Truth in Christian Science is the common inheritance of Humanity. What she says must not even be discussed. thy Word is abideth ever. into the freedom of New Thought. is Mohammedan in its exclusive- The author of "Science and Health" claims to speak from the authority of "the Spirit. as did Moses. for Christian Science is not New Thought. Inspiration not sealed. evolution of the race. Because the popular conception so places it. Christian Science is fifteenth centurj. The liberty of private judgment is the gift of the Reformation. Well says Samuel Longfellow : Lord. ." It consists of twenty planks none of which are original.40 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. But Mrs. In Chapter X of her book she gives the " Platform of Christian Science. Inspiration is still common. Eddy's basic proposition is pure Idealism. and is not to be classed among New Thought movements. The God of Mrs. limits. It follows the theologic tendency It in its dominion over the human will. This is the distinction between Christian Science and New Thought. inspiration.
Mrs. Barbarian.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Greek. They have a method. be they wise or ignorant in electric lore. The power of Authority over the Soul is broken. Mind is one in all men. 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. on page 12 of "Science and Health": "No human tongue or pen has suggested the contents of "Science and Health. 41 Answering unto man's endeavor. Whenever in sin- .and heal. cure a much larger proportion of their patients than do doctors of all schools. for the origin of Life is One. Jew. Written in the heart's deep pages. for she says. he is healed.another attempt to corner Truth." or can tongue or pen overthrow it. New Thought and will both continue. Neither Life nor Healing depends upon our conceptions of Truth anymore than our being hit with lightning depends upon our knowledge of electricity. but in no greater proportion than other ThoughtHealers. what are their opinions of the power. Suggestion in the Law. All healing is one. They have Truth but not all ot truth. Thought is Power. As long as man is weak and seeks for assistance outside himself Christian Science will These cerity one thinks Health. They heal. Roman. That which came to ancient sages. All who are in the lightning's path are hit. no matter two streams. Eddy's proclamation looks like . Shines today forever new. but not all possible methods. Truth and Right are still revealed." Thev Christian Scientists heal thousands. So all who obey conditions of health have it.
As long as man is intellectually free New Thought will be his Philosophy and control his life. Mrs. is rightly the founder of this branch of New Thought. Between the two the Soul goes marching on. ments are now disintegrating old instituThe one whose watchword is " without limitations" will redeem the world. and societies of expression will naturally crystallize. She terms it Mental Science. Man is Mind. the individual entirely to his own mentality. Helen Wilmans of Sea Breeze. is her Affirmation. brought face to face in a practical work in a scientific and inventive age and in a free land. She and from myself. Its genus is Thought Freedom. like all orNew ganized power. as never before. not to think alike. recognizes no communication except between and seems to limit minds incarnate. Florida. must ultimately die. but to work together for the good of all. differs from many. New Thought will make ten thousand channels and will reach the sea. and she consistentlv follows the Affirmation in all her . Truth finds a way of expression or makes one. It is based upon the principles of Idealism. and never long submits to limitations. Freedom and authority are represented by the two systems and are now. There will come a unity of action. rejecting all all conception of spirit and She claiming phenomena to be mental. Both movetions. endure in some form and under some name. Under it all will come to a Realization of Truth. The other. through the ignoring of psychic phenomena. will never organize. MENTAL SCIENCE. Give them both a fair field.42 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
sense philosophy of life. Her two books of power are " " Conquests of Conquest of Poverty "and Death. God being Infinite. Freedom. She is a most successful healer by absent treatment and cures 90 per cent of her patients. civil persecution through antagonisms aroused by her absent treatments. her books and lessons have been a most important factor in New Thought. She has suffered. but seems to limit the thinking function.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It has New Thought freedom with Yet Christian Science reliance upon Bible. This is her state- ment of Truth manifest. Wilmans' paper. and Truth the more abounds because of it. Mrs. Her paper." She is a strenuous advocate of earthly immorality. She has laid a foundation broad and deep for future builders. is a weekly. and at this writing is still suffering. it is suspended. DIVINE SCIENCES This phase of New Thought was instituted by Mrs. published at Sea Breeze at $2. and God One is the number of Unity. Mrs. M. It is midway between Christian Science and New Thought. 43 mind entirely to writings.00 a year. Cramer claims no authoritative interShe has a rational. I trust but temporarily. Freedom. At present writing. All reformers have had similar persecutions. Cramer. E. commonpretation. These books will carry her name downtoposterit}^. there can be no finite. owing to governmental interferance. : There can be but one All. Unity is forever the state or nature of one. This All in All is God. He is all of . of San Francisco.
Power. is Unity. we The organ of this movement is Harmony. It is . Body. capable of doing God's will demonstratExistence. or missing the mark of. Love. Mo. potential in God. co-eternal and co-equal with Him. all of Power. several books and holds meetings and classes at her College of Divine Science in this city. Their thought does not differ from that of Mental and Divine Scientists. Knowledge. is. Intelligence. Nothing can be manifest that is As God alone ent creation. is simply falling short. " are one! and my Father God and is Spirit. all of Presence. all of Knowledge. That which is begotten of Spirit is I am before I am manifest. Soul. There is one Spirit and one are inseparable. Cramer also publishes at $1 a year. giving it a spiritual interpretation. published in San Francisco Mrs. of Kansas their principal journal. "I Being.. hence Man is Spirit. now in its 17th year. They use the Bible. Love. TRUTH STUDENTS. and Presence. intelligent and progressive people take this name. the exact image and likeness of Him. and ing the Nature of Spirit. Evil. Substance. it is God who not before it is manifest. Truth. all of Life. and is expresser. A class of sincere. Soul. Like expresses like. Life. created in the image of God's and wholeness. so-called. Their methods are. manifests in an ever-presis Spirit. Individually. this Truth. They establish' 'Homes of Truth" where teaching and healing is done and freewill offerings received. City. Substance. They are in every way successful and form an important brancn of the New Thought movement. $1 a year. Truth.44 NEW THOUGHT i PRIMER. more in harmony with Divine Science. Man Man is Being and eternity co-worker. Creative action and Creation. however.
but Suggestion is an ever-present factor in them all. One of the most important phases of New Thought is known as Suggestive Therapeutics or Healing by Suggestion. A Suggestion. Wee Wisdom. honorable and happy. It is a beautiful little sheet. a Law which underlies all the methods of the various schools of Mental Healing. is a well attested fact. in this school every known method of conveying a Suggestion is silent used. gesture or thought. It is constantly becoming more widely recognized * that Suggestion plays a more important part in healing. Charles and Myrtle Filmore. SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS. While other schools use methods alone. even when medicine is used. 'Magnetic Healing. That the Human body possesses something akin to radio-activity that will heal. filled with just the thought that will make the child who reads it. Unity Company also publishes the only child's paper in New Thought. It is 50c a year. than most have been willing to allow.." and other forms of healing. then the Soul (or Mind) works the cure.. It is based upon the Law of Suggestion. are facts. and has at its head two of the clearest of teachers. That there are mental and psychic forces that can heal. self-reliant. but without Suggestion they can be neither conveyed nor received. Since the Law is: / am that which I think I am. The under- . and should be in every home as the child's companion. 45 ever fair and honorable in its treatment of all other phases of thought. by word. is also a fact. it follows that all that any system can do is to bring the patient into a right mental attitude.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. is necessary.
one will fall into fads and impose limitations upon Truth. when used upon one's self. institutions and teachers of all grades of excellence. Hudson's "Law of Psychic Phenomena" is good. The literature upon this subject is large. tends to cure. Suggestion. The success of practitioners in Suggestion in curing all manner of human ills." are especially recommended to be read before others are taken up.and schools. $1 a year. Affirmation." and my two books. one can cure all ills. published in Chicago. is making extensive demands upon its teachers. The leading journal in this line is Suggestion. E. therefore. The popular name for this method of healing term conve} s a wrong coined from a misconcepimpression. providing one will not be misled by his special plea for a dual mind and his prejudice against Spiritualism.46 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Through the use of Affirmation. tion of the source of the power. Without it. conduces to proper and healthful mental states. lying Principles of all schools of New Thought are: Mind con trols all the manifestations of Human life. is termed Self-Suggestion Auto-Suggestion or better still. including failure and poverty. Whatever. A * most essential knowledge in New Thought is that of Suggestion. 'How to Control Fate through Suggestion" and "Not Hypnotism but Suggestion. are plentiful.and is now repudiated by all advanced thinkers in this field is Hypnotism. A. Any good author upon Hypnotism -will do to start with. and disease is the result of mental conditions. Carpenter's little book/ 'Plain instructions in Hypnotism. but It this r was . They will open the way to a more accurate judgment than can be formed from advertisements.
to discover the origin of the Among its more active members are included eminent psychologists. W. Among them are Sir William Crooks. communicate with those still in the material form." This society has published the results of its researches and many have been convinced. J. Hyslop. that Man lives after death and can. under right conditions. as everywhere in life. tific For twenty years or more a number of sciengentlemen. Myers. under the name of "The Psyhave been investigatwith a view of ascer- chic Research Society. R. W. own PSYCHIC RESEARCH SOCIETY. Oliver Lodge. with Phillips Brooks. Balfour Stewart. "Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death. Andrew Lang. William James. Barrett. "the truthfulness of the common tales. H. E." . reported and studied. Heber-Newton. and many others of prominence in England. PRIMER. Myers. F. Lord Rayleigh. Savage. physicists and authorative thinkers in many fields of activity. the secretary. directed by the wise Suggestion of the Healer." next. H. Prof. by the phenomena so carefully phenomena. 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." ing psychic phenomena taining first. and others of equal power in the United States. 47 The power is that of the patient's mind. is the potent factor." which is one of the most important works since Darwin's promulgation of "The Origin of the Species. Arthur Balflour.NEW THOUGHT of thought. Suggestion here. has given the world the results of these years of investigation in a work entitled. Minot J.
and imperishable co-operant. develops in infinite evolution towards an ever. 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. * * * The new conception is neither of benefactors dead and done for. virtue and love.and joint inheritor of one Infinite makes a hope. inspiring us from their dates in the almanac.48 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. . inalienable. wherein is. In the age of Christ. I can imagine no other crises of such deep delight. In Greece knew our own age. we reach the perception that may become continuous and progressive. into the deeper scientific conviction. but rather of a human unity. such messages that between. In the age of Thales. End* certainty." 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. Prof. nor of shadowy saints imagined to intercede for us at the tribunals more shadowy still. close linked beneath an un- What may known sway. less are the varieties of lofty joy.nearing hope* towards "Him who is at once thine innermost Self and thine ever unattainable Desire. the delight of the first dim notion of cosmic unity and law. be the opinion of other members of the committee. Europe felt the authentic messages from a world beyond our own.. 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. that there is a deathless soul in man. incorporate. From the evidence presented he draws this conclusion: Every element of individual wisdom. every man who has been or now living element.
This extract from the Health Magazine by Dr. in the Infinite Universe. man may now feel for the first time at home. of the College and Sanitarium in this city. the effect of mental conditions and adopts mental methods of Its progressive practitioners are healing. Burk. This ally is heartily welcomed.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. the existence of sanitariums and all the different systems of cure in use is and nurses. until the psychic part is adjusted. It recognizes body. Ignorance of the Laws of Life on the plane of man's I existence responsible for the great horde of physicians drug stores. that in spite of all physical methods the mal-adjustment continues and will. While this school of medicine is a great advance upon the old schools. However. the true security the fear of spiritual extincis in the tele- pathic law. the true security is won. to an ever-widening extent. OSTEOPATHY. there is a channel and fair way which future generations may learn to widen and clarify. rapidly growing into Suggestive Therapeutics. 49 seen and unseen. and drug-giving. this school recognizes. The worst fear was tion or spiritual solitude. . at the present time. 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. P. Condemn no organ of the body. it cannot be properly classed with New Thought. Nay. They have secured legal recognition in many states. and are an important factor in securing Medical Liberty for all. but agree with it and the victory is complete and lasting. The worst fear is over. and adopts methods of bodily treatments and hygenic precautions while New Thought relies entirely upon Mental treatments. W.
tracts." -comprise a valuable library. His books are among the very best. Dresser." and The True P. lessons." " Primitive Mind Cure. H." and by ex- perimentation came to the conclusion that disease was a belief. J. LITERATURE OF sive literature NEW THOUGHT. He began Among Dearly authors. A." " Mental Medicine. The reader is refered to a book by Mrs." "Soul and Body. I can mention only the most widely known ot authors I notice first Rev. compends and journals are numerous. Quimby. Maine. Quimby. and later applied the Principle he discovered and the philosophy she obtained from her acquaintance with Spiritualism. but spiritual interpretation of the Bible. P. which is now the foundation Principle of all mental healing. Evans." by J. Students of New Thought will find an exten- from which to choose. . For several years he taught and treated from this Thought. Dresser. was probto apply in its present form the principle of Mental Healing.50 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Prentice Mulford was also one of the prolific and powerful these. "Mental Cure. Eddy was a patient and pupil of Dr. and his many works are a valuable contribution to New Thought. Mrs. Quimby first History for of Mental Science. essays. Dr. W. to her system of Biblical interpretation and method of cure. treatises. P. lectures. entitled " "Philosophy of P. Quimby was first a practitioner in an "Animal Magnetism. Dr. Poems. Quimby." and "Esoteric Christianity." "Divine Law of Cure. ably the of Portland. to publish early in the sixties. F. G. A. Dewey of New York City has taught for many years a rational. extended report of Dr.
Henry Wood. Eugene Del Mar. Helen Van Anderson. James. Robert G. Savage. Charles Dawbarn. Call. Lillian Whiting. N. W. Sir William Crookes. and HENRY HARRISON BROWN. F. Lida Churchill. NEW THOUGHT No field JOURNALS.NEW THOUGHT Especially PRIMER. J. J. Stanton Kirkham Davis. B. Doud. Nancy McKay Gordan. Eleanor Kirk. Thomas J. Shelton. Anna McGowan. Newcomb. Franz Hartman. S. Colville. Andrew Jackson Davis. Edmund Whipple. In addition to this fact is this more important one: they show a moral power that is a saving grace to the nation. Close. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Thomas J. Dresser. Heber Newton. R. Joseph Stewart. Seward. Henry Frank. Emma Curtis Hopkins. W. Minot J. Helen Wilmans. The spirit of the old martyrs is upon the editors of New Thought journals. A. or believe in it. Kashnu Hara. Paul Tyner. Ingersoll. Dowd. C. Horace Fletcher. but having up-to-date wisdom they do not invite martyrdom. Hudson Tuttle. Chas. A. Anna Rix Militz. Each has his or her work in the great evolution of Thought. and behind the word is that spirit of journalistic labor intellectual . Weltmer. Theodore F. H. R. Buchannan. Alfred Russell Wallace. These authors cover all the many phases of New Thought. In strong and convincing words they speak. Margaret B. Ursula Gesterfield. 51 recommended are the works of Ralph Waldo Trine. Charles Brodie Patterson. Lizzie Doten. shows greater power than New Thought. Fannie B. F. James Allen. Emilie Cady. S. O. which the twentieth century is to manifest. Ernest Loomis. Dr. Hudson. Hannah Moore Kohaus. Peak. P.
Washington." but has nothing in comMrs. edited by Charles Brodie Patterson. Shelton calls himself " monthly. monthly and it is felt wherever read. edited by Joseph Stewart. weekly (see p. by Thomas J." A journal with clear statements of the Principles of Life. Elizabeth Towne. Radiant Centre. Washington. Sea Breeze. Y. Colo. Its philosophy all is indi- vidualistic and free from theological tend- Eleanor Kirk's Monthly. journals. and they all trust that common Father who moves upon the hearts and brains of His children. N. It is the heavy artillery of the : movement. $1. Mr. C. This is one of the oldest and most widely circulated of New Thought Journals. A progressive.. being in all ways an individualist..52 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. bi-monthly. who for " Dominion years has been pastor of the . Dominion. Edited by Francis Edgar Mason.. 50c. monthly. New York City. Y. N. monthly. clear-headed woman edits this Church..00 per year. Christian..50. N. C. D. Mass. Here is a brief glance at the Journals Mind. $1. which recognizes mankind as one. Brooklyn. This is to be classed with the successful and outspoken of New Thought encies. Sheltpn. Fla. Metaphysical Magazine. Eddy. bi-monthly. It is an honor to be a co-worker with such men and women. Edited mon with Christian Science. Brooklyn. of love. D. Denver. 43) Nautilus. $2. is a quarterly edited by Leander Whipple at $1. $1.. Realization. is the only magazine of its class devoted to NewThought.. $1. Y. Holyoke. editor. Freedom..
Mich. She is a great sower of seed thoughts. P. have been noticed. an important place as it recognizes what many do not. Unity and Wee Wisdom.. I am of the impression that it is the oldest New Thought journal. A journal of Applied Metaphysics. Every word Mr. editor. This is the organ of The Reformed Christian Church. of Kansas City. $1. C. her principles of the highest and her ideal the noblest. Higher Thought. Washington. Fills 53 Kate Atkinson Boehme. monthly. Lucy A. Kalamazoo. editor. The See. PRIMER. J.. which are -widely quoted. Ore.. Life. Mallory has published this for many years. Mallpry. 50c. Worlds Advanced Thought. Col. Portland. Mo. $1. monthly. Aside from its close adhesion to Biblical terms and interpretations it has that nothing differentiates it from other phases of New Thought. A journal full of strong spiritual thinker and careful writer. $1 and 50c. Kansas City.. A. Barton pens for Life is fraught with a deep sense of the responsibility of his position as teacher. Washington News Letter. They are welcome at "NOW" Home for the spiritual atmosphere they bring. and C. Ella Wheeler Wilcox's articles in the Hearst Syndicate are valuable contributions to New Thought. monthly. Both are doing noble service. the reality of psychic phenomena.editors. One of the oldest and staunchest of independent metaphysical journals. She is a very clear . "Oliver C. Barton. editor. Mrs. Sabin. D. Evelyn Arthur and Chester editors." of which Col. 50c monthly. Sabin is Bishop.NEW THOUGHT $1. vibrations.
M. monthly. and dialect poems by carefully edited.00.. editor. Can. Toronto. Mental Advocate. $1.. San Antonio. Its method of instruction is by Affirmation. gene Del Mar.00. Chicago. $1. It. Its Fundamental Principle is and lives the spiritual life now. G. and Sam^Exton Foulds. Edited by Virginia F. EuIs a meaty $1.. monthly. This is a comparatively new venture and evidently has come to stay lor it claims quite a circulation. editor. besides report of Phenomena. Allegheny. Sheppard. Ralph Weston. The editor publishes only his own articles and has no need to call assistance. $1 a year. New Thought Pa. He puts out a most helpful journal. book is poem by the editor. an editorial upon some phases of Life and its manifestation. Colo. Henry Harrison Brown. A Journal of Affirmation. free from the limitations of any authority but his own sense of right. Tex. Denver. Organ of the Prentice Mulford Society. Searchlight. notices. Editor. A clean little journal advocating Suggestion in healing and recognizing that psychic phenomena which demonstrates Man to be spirit Now. journal by a clear and forcible reasoner and Mental Science teacher. $1. 111. outspoken journal along Mental Science lines. D.54 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It is in its 4th volume. Each number contains" Lesson in Soul Culture. a leading New outspoken . Common Sense Advocate. Fred Burfs Journal. Man is Spirit here. San : Francisco. Cal. It Thought journal." a series of Affirmations. now and eternally. selections from leading A New Thought journals. It is a fearless. This is the only Canadian journal advocating New Thought. $1 a year.
Shelbyville. Boston. little Franpaper Our Best Words.. weekly. Lilly Dale. $1. $1. .. yet ever kindly. is a journal in its 21st volume. monthly. It is in the front rank of journals for its humanitarian and progressive ideas.. Philosophical Journal. $2 a year. Among journals devoted Thought is in part to Newnoted: Magazine of Mysteries. is free in expression. Y. Mass. Cal." THE UNITARIAN JOURNALS ARE: Christian Register. It has powerful influence in literary and theological fields. and while conservative. $1. Columbus. SPIRITUALISM. $2. $1. $1. Pacific Coast Unitarianism is represented by is the Pacific Unitarian. Jenkins Lloyd Jones. N.. edited by Jasper L. a more carefully edited journal.. Ohio. Unity. O. Light of Truth. There not in the U. Columbus. N. Its spirit is 55 that and fearless. S.NEW THOUGHT : PRIMER. Cal. This is a fine little much less known than it deserves. Among journals devoted to Spiritualism I MISCELLANEOUS. Unitarian minister at that place. 111.. Chicago. Medical Talk. Is the organ of Western Unitarianism. of Emerson's admonition the "Don't bark against the bad. at 50c.. at $1. It has contributions from the brightest writers and ministers. Douthit. Y. but chant the beauties of GOOD. recommend the Banner of Light. Boston. edited by one of the most soulful of ministers. published at San cisco. Mass. Sunflower. weekly. San Francisco..
Hygiene. New Life. Culture. $1. B. Fasting.. Ida. Only those who teach and rely upon purely Mental Methods does he class as New Thought. Moments. Chemistry and Physiology. They rest upon a recognition of the body. TEACHERS AND SOCIETIES Are numerous in every city. Calif. Mass. Many have cards in the various journals. All sorts of fads and personal idiosyncrasies are being palmed off upon the public as phases of New Thought. journal. New Thought recognizes Mind alone. Tenn.. and cures alone through mental agencies. San Luis Obispo.56 NEW THOUGHT $1. two pages devoted to New Thought. Dieting. Orfino. 50c. Anyone desiring lessons is recommended to take advice in regard to teachers from those well posted in New Thought.. devoted more especially to the Father Kneipp nature cure. Naturopath. These may be truth. are no more a part of New Thought than are Geology. Ariel. etc. Mind . Palmistry. Chromophathy. 50c a year. Vegetarianism. etc. take cognizance of body are the application of methods that recognize physical instrumentalities. Denver. P. $1. West wood.. Mind is all. editor.. 75c a year. Reasoner.. New Ruskin. It is not the author's business to decide what truth there may be in any system. A very progressive Jacob Tulley. It would require quite a book to contain their names. The reader is referred to them. monthly. $1 a year. PRIMER. $1. Braun. Physical Culture. but they are not New Thought.. $1. Occult Tiuth Seeker. 25c. Monthly. Kan. Astrology. Graphology. Omaha. N. It is his business to classify. SelfNeb. City. Lawrence.. C. Y. Riches. Dieting. editor.
Body All physical condiis the creation of mind. Sara Wilder Pratt Rooms. AND PROGRESS.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Many societies along each of the lines enumerated in preceding sections. 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. Exodus Soceity. Universal Truth all : Club. edited by O Hashnu Hara. The only foreign New Thought journals that come to NOW office are: The Light of Reason. The Century. Prentice Mulford Club. in every land where English is spoken. It is estimated that those who accept some phase of NewThought already number millions. MAN HAS POWER THROUGH RIGHT THINKING TO CONTROL HIS ENVIRONMENT. New South Wales. and one from Madras. entitled The Viveka Chintamani" That this Thought has penetrated every land is evidenced by the fact that has subscribers. India. NOW . and the only one. called body. tions are the reflection of mental conditions. SOCIETIES. Esoteric Extension. and Truth Students. Chicago Truth center. published at Adelaide. and "NOW" Folk correspondents. printed in native tongue. Mental Science Institute. have been formed over the United States. the well known English writer upon Occult themes. FOREIGN JOURNALS. 57 controls its manifestation. the English Magazine of Mysteries. edited by James Allen. Thought is the instrumentality. Unpleasant conditions are to be removed by mental means. Australia. used by New Thought The axiom of the movement is teachers. London.
which is an extended application of the present scien- AM method of investigation and practice. man has learned to cultivate physical them. As the best that can be formulated under present knowledge. but each should bestudied for the Truth there is in it. He is now becoming conscious of himself ascultivate the spiritual faculties. But in the inception of so great a movement. Explained and Defined. he has learned to develop them. "Spiritual gifts. Spirit. should be too critically examined. conscious of esthetic powers. I AN UNFOLDING SOUL. is the Affirmation of progressive persons.Soul Culture and "NOW" Philosophy. tific I AM SPIRIT^ ! Soul Culture is based upon the Affirmation: I AM SPIRIT which is the individual applica- . or name them with Paul. no Philosophy. Call them "psychic" if it please 3r ou. he is learning to develop them. and not as an expected perfect expression of Truth. Soul Culture is an attempt to systematically Conscious of powers." In this recognition. No method.. I put forth Soul Culture. and in this consciousness is recognizing within himself spiritual faculties. there is necessarily much chaff with the wheat. by carrying rational thought into spiritual fields. he has learned to discipline them. All New Thought schools are more or less imbued with this perception. conscious of intellectual powers.
It is now fundamental all philosophic and scientific reasoning! But in this system it is carried to its full logical extent. This also is a fundamental Principlein "NOW" Philosophy." "Omnipo- men in all ages tence. Everywhere and in everything. The Law of Suggestion is the Universal and EverI WHICH THINK Suggestion: I AM THAT AM.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and you have done for him all you can. among which are "God." "Brahma. 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. "NOW of Affirmation. all the work of Soul Culture rests. AFFIRMATION. nothing is seen but the manifestation of ONE SOMETHING. and that something is GOOD. the Law of Philosophy is based upon the Principle This is the individual side of I termed Auto-Suggestion and Self-Hypnotism. Teach a person WHAT TO THINK." which is to be interpreted thus: A person is controlled by his convictions of Truth. it.. Spirit. . Through a one knowledge and application of control his fate." "Force." "Intelligence. may UNITY. This One. so is he. and How TO THINK." "Eternal Wisdom. This is stating in the terms of today the thought of old as expressed in the words." "Energy. It is also present Law of Human life. It stands for that "power behind phenomena" which have recognized and named by various names. Upon this Law. "As a man thinketh in his heart." "Allah." I prefer the term." "Mind. which I call indifferently Spirit or God.
These Modes of Motion differ in the speed of Vibration. it is the way in which the circumstance is viewed. THE IDEA OF DUALITY. sound. IT will not do to affirm that this One is Motion. manifests in millions of ways. electric. Evil is not in the circumstance. but in whatever form. One was good and one was evil. Evil is not in the mani- that Philosophy and Ethics . but no matter what the manifestation. child man's. or the action of ions. To New Thought all is Good. atomic. but it is true.60 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Both Vibration and the resulting Sensation are named alike. that all we can ever know of IT. idea of the Universe was that of two antagonistic forces ever at war. but has passed The primitive man's. it follows Thought. This primitive idea still maintains its place among the masses. This motion may beetheric. that there is of Modes Mo- must also give up the idea ot duality. So it is with light. and consciously recognized as Sensation. etc. it is manifest to the senses as Vibration. and also for the sensation produced by them. The One Power cannot be both Good and Evil. For instance: Heat is the name for waves of motion of a certain length and speed. the away from all who adopt New Science having demonstrated but one Energy under various tion. is through Motion. that form of manifestation is known only as "A mode of Motion." The only way this One is known to us is through these modes of Motion. Good and evil are not conditions of the One. but are the mental attitude the individual takes toward manifestations of the One. molecular.
" Modes of Motion. But the ultimate ot every human exthose he fears. flood. easily endured. Thus. To affirm it and actualize it by Jiving it is to make every circumstance good. Electricity. The circumstances of life are non-ethical. fire. in lands where man is not. wind. because it is a lesson. New Thought looks beyond present appearance. These. and subject to investigation and in- telligent control as are the ordinary forms of . 61 manifestations of Eternal Energy. rain." manifestations of Universal energy. etc. sun is good to the person who wishes it to ripen his grain it is evil to him who falls under its stroke. sun. effects upon perience is knowledge and unfoldfment. and through the phenomena of Telepathy. When man comes among them food e soon divides them into those he enjoys and This distinction he makes himself.. in the PRIMER. but is the opinion one holds of that manifestation. are in themselves without ethical significance. It is now a demonstrated fact that Thought and Emotion are also forms of Force.* This is one of the principal Affirmations ot Soul Culture. from their . which is the translerance of a thought or an emotion from one person to another without material means of contact. The recognition of the All Good makes the manifestations of life joyous.NEW THOUGHT festations of God. TELEPATHY^ Soul Culture is in harmony with the deductions of science. are neither nor bad. night. to the wisdom and goodness of the ONE and affirms : ALL IS GOOD.
It unites physics and metaphysics. and all unhappiness. 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. Through choice. All possibilities lie latent within the Soul. man has it through the control of Thought. . and Thought. and make of himself whatever he chooses. These are the conscious responses to the higher. avoid sickness. Soul culture teaches how to do this intelligently. to control his life expression. Since Man is that which he is convinced he is. Clairvoyance. and Psychometry. making of the two one Science of Mind. the connecting link be- SPIRITUAL FACULTIES^ Heretofore man has limited his Modes of perceptions of Motion (Vibrations) to those recognized by his five senses. NEW THOUGHT This fact is PRIMER. will. since he can think what he chooses. Vibrations. CONTROL OF LIFE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF FINER FORCES * Understanding Thought as Force. it is possible by the persistent holding of an Ideal to become in manifestation that Ideal. failure. tween Physical and Spiritual science. and how to develop any faculty at in his power. Telepathy.62 Energy. Man will in future moulds his Ideal into material shape. Only thus has any person accomplished anything in life. sorrow. pain. Inspiration. because it is Force. and to the five senses is added those spiritual means of recognition which we term: Intuition.
all also called the Sub-conscious possibilities of Infinity. at times we feel depressed or elated without being able to find cause in the ordinary channels. The trained eye detects shades in colors the ordinary does not see. are there in limitless . Thought and Love produce Sensations. and the methods of healing noted in preceding pages. and possesses in the Real Self .NEW THOUGHT FACULTIES ^ PRIMER. we sense coming events. 63 UNFOLDMENT OF SPIRITUAL &* Through application of the knowledge of sound as Vibration. For instance. not upon special organs. and Love. a part of the Indivisible ONE. A study of these sensations in the present recognition of Thought and Love as Power. These possibilities lie in it. and the fingers of the blind are sensitive to slightest inequalities in surfaces. an individual Soul. the trained ear will detect a false tone on any one of fifty instruments. has given rise to the many schools of New Thought. EACH PERSON Each person is IS AN EGO. Thought. The tea taster has trained his tongue to detect slightest flavors. but upon the whole nervous system. awaiting unfoldmend into consciousness. Soul Culture is the result of thirty-five years investigation on my part of all psychic phenomena under the Law of Suggestion. All power and all wisdom are there. Life. This sensitiveness is an extension of the recognition of Sensations. we FEEL uncomfortable in the presence of certain persons or in certain rooms. man has trained the ear so that where the uneducated will not notice discord. ^ an Ego.
quantity. That time has come to thousands who have accepted New Thought. Therefore. to build life to desire. As a child of Infinite Energy." when all shall be blessed. when one knows how to awaken into expression this sub-conscious self. make conditions to fulfill all these prophecies. ALL IS GOOD. 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 . for Supply in any direction." man is to become conscious that he possesses 'dominion over all things. The secret of health. longings and hopes of mankind. to help them.64 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. With right thought and emotion. by the Affirmation. as "A son of God. through conscious choice. THINKING." to the "Second Coming of Christ. Supply is Infinite. body and environment can be made as desired. All should recognize it as being here now. to help men and women to consciously control their destiny through right thinking." as "The heir of all the ages. All may consciously." to a "Day of Redemption. and thus ever manifest normally in that condition we call health can call upon it for Intelligence. success and happiness lies in knowing what and how to think and then . he can call upon it for supply of Life. for Love. THE PURPOSE OF SOUL CULTURE Is to teach men and women so to think as to Infinite Supply. for the Soul is One with Infinity." Mankind has looked forward to a "Millennium. and has the ALL for its reservoir.
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