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I can afford to be true only to her. Its limits cannot be mapped. I have intended to make I nient. in love. 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.IISTTRODUCTIOISr. knowing that all who see will follow In Love and Truth. I have tried to be as impartial as truth. and to look upon every side of the question only as a reThe charge of partiality may be porter. and The reader will fellows. brought in my attention to my own position. purpose but an outline of the origin. the definition as broad as justice and the Principle of Evolution would let me. "New Thought. I have consecrated myself to Truth and my life is now in her sermy positive. I am glad of the privilege of lifting for a moment her veil. Each person is to draw his own lines. Truly your friend. It covers a movement at present heterogeneous and embracing many minor fields." The term has no definite meaning. Truth is so lovely that the Truth-seeker soon becomes the Truth-lover. In this Primer. her. deyelprinciples and purpose of the widespread and ever widening movement comprehended under the term. HENRY HARRISON BROWN 160600 . but here I feef I have the right to be personal and vice. study.
. word. have contributed to the present freedom of Sow/. by thought.To the Memory and Omnipresence of All who. or deed.
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. 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. Variations occur and under the Law of Variation. Desiring to deal justly with each form of the movement. faculties and conditions. so that when one seeks a beginning of any movement he is compelled to some some anterior of a still more .Origin. There is no human condition that is not the child of a preceding one. Human progress is the of that which is . of continuity. Each earlier one. This law of evolution. Life in time is the unfolder. are transmitted to offspring. History and Principles of New Thought HEREDITY. I will correct any reported injustice in subsequent editions. I purpose to trace in outline the Heredity of the New Thought movement. Nature unfolds. Ideas also have their heredity. and purpose is a constant one. that appear in parent. of method. gradual unfoldment man is condition germinal is but a slight change upon some Effects are the result of is eternally in man. cause which cause. PAST EVOLUTION.
so a thought once started will never stop. is given forth by some earnest soul as a supposed new revelation. To every clime. Well says Lowell answer: "The beginning is in Ultimate Cause. the beginnings of history. : of Truth Unto the selfish rule of one sole race. for there is no limit to the medium in which it is a wave. which is the common possession of the race.8 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. 3d The recognition of human duties. and every race of men. finds that all these varying systems are based upon the same conceptions." Therefore to trace the beginnings of New Thought we should have to trace That medium Spirit. out of man -which grow regulations of the conduct of to man. out of which grow systems of worship. Every age and people is a manifestation of this movement. The student of comparative religions. Max Muller tells us that three ideas form the foundations of all religions. Individual perceptions and expressions differ and often some old thought. heart and mind. Soul. A wave once started in ocean never stops till it reaches the limit of the ocean. Law . viz: 1st Sense of God sends his teachers unto every age. Jesus announced the same in his condensation of Hebrew and Prophets: 1st Love the Lord. 2d His demands on us. 2d With 3d And love all thy soul. From earliest historic periods we can trace many of the ideas of this movement. Thought is a wave that flows like those of the ocean from shore to shore. Truth is one with Ultimate Cause. With revelations fitted to their growth And shape of mind. thy God. God. nor gives the realm some over-ruling Power. is variously called: Energy. Truth is ever unfolding.
"could be written above every theologic. ANCIENT held IDEAS. No matter what the religion or philosophical Power an actuality in daily life by methods of spiritual unfoldment. That which nearest expresses absolute Truth. social and artistic creed and above every in" vention. many of our present conceptions. From the coiir ception of primitive man to the present time. scientific. It is an evolution of that Soul conception into a conscious reality. economic. 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. New Thought is but a later conception of this One Power. Have not these conceptions come down to us with the life they transmitted ? The Hindoo Scriptures contain many conceptions of God.by their clay tablets. "Old ideas revised and improved. that -which most completely satisfies the Soul." we call them. there has been but an evolution ol human thought concerning the Power that is. Improvements. one. Man and Duty that are familiar to us. 9 based upon these. it is thy neighbor as thyself.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The nations of antiquity. They are only enlarged conceptions of the Truth is truth that our fathers held. The most any age or race can do is to . Culture has made this primitive thought of belief. as evidenced by their relics. Why have all these conceptions survived ? By reason of Nature's law: The Survival of the Fittest. and notablj. is not allowed to pass into oblivion.
as it appears during nineteen centuries of human evolution." Thus may Jesus rightly be termed the founder of New Thought. develop somewhat some phase of Truth by making some distinctive change in the method of expression. "Heaven-Father" embodies conceptions of Power and Creation. The Love Principle had been but dimly perceived before him. Jesus also developed the idea of duty into that of brotherhood. and this lifted the wor' ship of Omnipotence from mere external ceremanifestations of fear to worship through Love." age THE CHRISTIAN ERA. It is to Paul that we are indebted for this. He said " Our Father. He applied the Love principle also to human conduct in the "New Commandment" "That ye love one another. He was steeped in the Logos Philosophy of the Greek which he Hebraized. mony and . 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. Jesus marks one of the great eras of unfoldment in the conception of Omnipotence. Present civilization has been most effected by Greek Ideas as they came to us through the New Testament. 7 Prior to " Heaven-Father. we are connected with all the past and with all mankind. Human. "Our Father." those of Love and Providence. He placed the emphasis upon Fatherhood and that Fatherhood made Deity." Max this it had been Muller tells us that "Heaven-Father" is the term for Omnipotence in every religion. Through this Unity of Truth and Unity of Unfoldment.10 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
Fichte. It piety.NEW THOUGHT MEDIEVAL THOUGHT. Hegle. Schopenhauer. Spinosa and Liebnitz revived the Idealism of Plato. and the poet Goethe especially Schiller. and the conception of Realization as held its by New Thought teachers. and IDEALISM. One who desires to become familiar with these authors are recommended to read Kant." This phase of thought came into existence at the close of the third century. 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. Zeno. It developed later into the form one may find in is Kempis and Madame Guyon. Descartes. 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." systems that have much in common with the idea of Omnipresence. During the Middle Ages as PRIMER. before Plato. GERMAN PHILOSOPHERS. Christian Science in an imperfect reflection of the Idealism of Berkeley. and moulde-l the opinions of the present. The Mysticism of the Middle Ages developed in Germany into a philosophy which changed at that time the current of thought. Berkeley. In these can be found many of the ideas of New Thought teachers. But in the English philosopher Berkeley do we find the greatest resemblance. Shelling. It is the practical side of the saying of Jesus: "My father and I are one. fundamentally . Locke.
What they intellectual^ perceived is now a constant reality in the lives of thousands. and I here most gladly acknowledge my own philosophic debt to this most lucid. or an idea of the mind of the Ego. taught the same. religion. This new century the child of the old. strong. All interested in tracing Idealism farther can find in any encyclopedia enough to make clear our indebtedness to these philosophers. . Evans. Hegle finds the only reality in the relation that exists be- tween the Ego and the non-Ego. In politics. F. trace only the last century history of evolution. Idealism holds that Ideas The external universe exists only as it is reflected in the mind. 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. NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. by his quotations. and social life.12 are All. Rev. I THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. in his w^orks upon Mental Science. The speculative truth that lies underneath this philosophy is realized Truth in New Thought. shows. According to Fichte this non-Ego is but a creation. I have briefly shown how that century was the culmination of all the thought of the past. how great was his indebtedness to them. Liberal ideas at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century were permeating every channel of the national life. W. The national birth but twenty-four years will Thought previous had stimulated thought in all directions. The new American nation was to a great extent the child of French liberalism. Matter is part of that which is not the Ego.
dividing them into the Unitarian and Trinitarian. The history of a nation is the history of its few thinkers. I can only follow our special thought. The discontent with the old had culminated in Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason. 13 was a decided American atmosphere. Political liberty." a most thought provoking and stimulating book. which later caused a split in the Calvinistic churches. trace the mental unfold ment and progress of the century. and the perfect liberty knocking at the door of the 20th century. "The liberty of the sons of God. This liberty is Spiritual Liberty. Whenever the prophet is needed he comes. as a son of the one power." It is for this liberty that New Thought stands. He has come. All who are today emancipated from the rigid theology of that period owe a great ABOLITIONISM. 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. opened the way for the intellectual liberty which the nineteenth century won. a liberty that belongs to each. He has had many names. . William Ellery Channing gave in Baltimore in 1818 his great address.NEW THOUGHT there PRIMER. debt to him. or as John has it. won in the eighteenth century. Now comes the last. as a child of the universe. Only a few of these names can To give them all would be to I mention. CHANNING. and with it the emancipation of the masses from the stern and unyielding theology which our fathers left us.
That . ave in preparing the colonies for their liberty. started another progressive movement in the theological field which. It made as great a change in the pop- from that of ular thought as that which the affirmation. UNIVERSAUSM. while Murray taught that all are born to be saved. was limited." -was his shiboleth. because he held to Revelation." makes today. Calvin taught that all were born to be damned. "All is good. "Murray's was not a change in principle from Calvinism. EUAS HICKS. Quakerism had been an important factor during the 18th century and did noble work In the 19th century Elias Hicks came. and as Dr. "God is Love. This movement the theologic thought Justice. In 1838 Emerson gave his address before the divinity students of Harvard College. which Calvinism emto that of Love. emphasizes. John Murray. and opportunity lor still other visions that fave culminated in the present awakening. through though his doctrine of Universal Salvation. and with his new vision helped on emancipation. ol importance. EMERSON. Livermore of Meadville Theological School taught us. and no student of the history of New Thought can afford to omit his life." To an age that believed in "Eternal Damnation" Murray was an important reaction. which Channing phasized.14 NEW THOUGHT lifted PRIMER.
all men This removed the barrier to human are. and there started a discussion that is responsible. the obtuse and speculative doctrines of the ancients. He did in this the greatest work of any one person in the whole century. His writings are a source to -which can be traced all phases of New Thought. From that time until his death he taught along the lines be therein laid down. Emerson was at the center of intellectual culture of the United States. He lifted mankind onto the plane with Jesus by declaring that which Jesus was. the mysticism of the middle ages." he will drink so deeply that all other authors will seem tame commentaries upon him. For this reason I attribute to Emerson. Two years before this he had written " Nature/'" in which the Idealism of Berkeley." and "Over Soul. I advise him to read Emerson. the credit of the New Thought movement. were all winnowed. 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. Would my reader drink at the original fount. Christian Science is an exaggerated and contorted exposition of the clear and pure thought of Emerson. for present liberal conditions. more than any other factor. and the pure wheat stored for present sowing. It matters little where he begins but if he starts with the " essays upon Self-Reliance" and "Compensation. . It did not seem important then. more than to any other source. In this declaration he made all subsequent growth possible. . 15 address marks an era in the intellectual life of America.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
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
and to C. David A. George William Curtis. were successful. Here met great thinkers. To it we may trace New Thought. Edna D. Margaret Fuller. Whoever would understand thoroughly the sources of present thought. Cheney. P. Theodore Parker. and would trace the evolution of ideas. William Henry Channing. Alcott. The Transcendental period was the formative period in American thought-life. 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. BROOK FARM^ Out of Transcendentalism arose the attempt at community life. as their thought is the transcendental thought: Lowell. known as Brook Farm. It is without the province of this essay to detail that history. It covers . C. Jones Very. two of the successful. needs to become more or less familiar with community life in the the Shakers and the Oneida Communists." for further particulars upon one of the most interesting attempts to actualize the Principal of Brotherhood. Frank B. Cranch. W. The reader is referred to the "History of the Brook Farm. judged by the world's business standards. and Horace Greeley.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Julia Ward Howe. a ripened boll. T. in its scattering. B. 19 ment. and what if the experiment failed for want of financial support? It was. Sanborn. Many others started and many.Dana. Higginson. Frothingham's "History of Transcendentalism." by John Thomas Codman. John Weiss. Thoreau. and all are steps toward United States. Wasson. COMMUNITIES. Charles A.
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. Perceptions of this Principle is also stirring the world tinder the many phasesof New Thought. more This Principle is now finding expression in Trades Unions. its liberality. perfect realization of the Principle of Brotherhood. Colonies. In Unitarianism. and kept the church in touch with science and philosophy. Despite its too coldly intellectual attitude. UNITARIANISM^ Unitarianism. its great men. we find the nearest approach on the intellectual side to the present 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. Fraternal Societies. Co-operative Associations.20 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and Fraternal Insurance Companies. It is the cultured source that has kept sweet and clean the progress of theological thought. is the great intellectual fountain from whence has flowed into every day life the latest thought along all lines of investigation. The fundamental principle of Unitarianism is the right of private judgment. because of its organization. It has no creed. it has held the religious life of the people poised and harmonious. conserving all that was good and true in all movements. and its truth. It has been the balance wheel in the mental workshop. Profit Sharing." "Man is not a fallen but a rising . Each person is expected to teach that which to him is truth. its persistence.
taught on the Spiritualist platform. I preached in the Unitarian pulpit. in religion. beautiful. fear.NEW THOUGHT creature. New Thought teaches: Demonstrate by Living. for the service of man. it has stood for all that is free." PRIMER. This denomina- tion is not sectarian. It is the difference between knowing one is a Son of God. and serviceable in life." and grew sick and broken down in body. The two movements differ only in the application of Truth to life. or better. From Channing's time to the present. sick and in pain?" As soon as I could straighten out my affairs. or one who studies mathematics. Western Unitarianism proclaims itself for "Freedom. Unitarians follow the old method: preach and educate. and on the verge of the grave. worry. as . and never goes to the laboratory. But amid my pain. pain." and created within myself the kingdom of disease. and Character. anxiety. suddenly there came in my mind why are you this question: "If God "dwells in you." There is in Truth no break between the teachers of Mental Science and Unitarianism. I preached the "Indwelling God." says James Freeman Clark. and never calculates the price of material at so much per pound. and being a Son of God. and I then thought I was faithful. and never looks at the stars. Honest and believing. as there is between a student who reads his books 011 astronomy. "The kingdom of heaven is within you." but there is as much difference between my then and my now. I preached. 21 is one of its favorite maxims. and heart-hunger. ''Upon every thing write. Every Unitarian Society intellectually is NewThought. one who reads chemistry. the same perceptions of Truth I now preach under "Soul Culture. Fellowship.
. I put myself into His hands. "and I do not I cannot want with Him as provider. He attends to the subjective. I now know only peace: "For Thou art with me. as. I find I do not know how to take care of it. "God knows his business. God. But I persevered and my body assumed the conditions of health. you dwell in we and I expect you to take care of me. I surrender it to you. I said: God "Now. I have not changed my ideas of man as Spirit. I have not changed the idea which I had of God while in pulpit or on platform." I trust. He attends to the subconscious. I will take no more thought for my body than I did when I was a babe. as the child the parent. and to the only Living God. through suffering." fear. the One "in that "The Lord want. the Indwelling straightened them out. I thought I knew what my body wanted. whom I live and have my being. I let you have perfect control of my life. I have never faltered in this surrender. because I have perfect faith in you " It took me some time to outgrow old habits of thought. This position is one which the faithful ones in every religious belief have taken in all ages." I would say to myself when things seemed to go wrong. or pain. or help. God is in me "an ever present Where once I felt trouble.22 soon NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. I to the objective life. I left all things to Him. I have simply learned to make practical what I then intel- came "My Silent Partner!" We are lectually held. You cared for it then. you will care for it now. Old doubt and old conditions gradually would come back. He be- one in all Life's manifestations. I to the conscious. In time. Yet. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. All is thus ever well with me." I know is my shepherd.
ciety Between 1865 and 1870 a Free Religious Sowas formed in Boston with which many progressive thinkers and scholars of the nation were associated. Emerson was a member. we live New Thought and activity. When the history of the Emancipation of the Soul from fetters of fear. have same different thoughts. authority. All is " Though he sla3^ me. and its initiation into the pure air of spirit is written.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Among the most active members . who by thought and life ushered in the day of our Redemption. for that day came through demonstration by living the truth. 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. It is consciously applying Truth which man has unconsciously applied during all his past. New Thought is logically carrying into daily life the faith of the church. and reason. " I will fear no evil." These axioms in him. but is 23 We the the "Old Faith" intellectually applied to daily thought life. Unitarianism has the most nearly approached an understanding of Truth. FREE RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS. many names on the roll be among of Unitarian teachers will those whom posterity will delight to honor as intellectual and noble pioneers. NEW THOUGHT. yet will I trust good. which they proclaimed." are to us as clearly self-evident truth and as easily applied to daily life as are those of mathematics or chemistry.
As a seed sower. We now use Truth as Power. B. and we live w^hat the} thought. Its organ was The Index. and others whose names were then power in the intellectual world. just as the nineteenth century used The twentieth century uses the force previous RELIGIOUS AWAKENINGS. abolition of pain. The nineteenth century saw many awakenings. 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. Cheney. and are now an important part of the mightiest movement the race has ever A movement that means the experienced. religious Many prophets sprang up de- . this was very important. 7 steam. Francis Ellingwood Abbott.24 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Edna D. poverty. in power and ability. Its literature teems with thoughts which are made conditions for the present New Thought property of all now the common men and women. but these latter movements have put a soul into the intellectual mummy. Lucretia Mott. H. centuries discovered. Fro thingham. and Celia Burleigh. were O. found no superior among liberal papers. The Free Religious movement was a spring far up the mountain. which has. Liberal League. but in demonstration. Universalist. its many streams of thought have found the sea of daily life. not in thought. progressive Its limitations lay where the Unitarian. and Free Thinkers all are limited. as a movement that awakening. disease and death. Wm.
have been interpreted the tive millions of communications from the decarIn like nate and from the sub-conscious. giving birth to the New." Millerism was the most important ot these." According to education and predeliction of each prophet. inspirations and interpretations of theologians and sectarians during the last century. The sensifeels them. under the common sense and scientific habits of a developed race. Emerson says that Swedenbprg "was hampered by theological limitations." are now realities through this application. Questions that visions. just as Sweedenborg interpreted his visions." and "The End of the World. Out of that has come the Second Advent sect. and must interpret them according to his intelligence. the world" that silent growth of Soul which would ultimately break the limitations of sense. "The Second Coming of Christ. Then came Mormanism. and her Divine Revelations. 25 claring these were "the last days." Andrew Jackson Davis was free from limitations of education and theology. of ancient thought of God in man. Revivals were frequent. manner came .NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. From the vantage ground of the present we readily see that these awakenings were but a throe in the old order. Psychometry solves these riddles of feeling. he had never read a book when he gave the world "Nature. Coming events are realities of Spirit. the "end of Those who proclaimed felt the oncoming power. They interpreted this feeling according to their intellectual and theological training. all led by many powerful teachers." This freedom preserved Modern Spiritualism from having a "founder.
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. as have been those con- cerning Each new sect. for centuries have disturbed the minds of men concerning their Soul and the future. ment. the pubmind has been prepared for rational lic use and interpretation. Its freedom from the virus of respectability. are now settled scientifically. by the emancipation that has come to it through the labor of scholars in unearthing its historv. The spirit of New Thought is one with theirs.26 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Today more is known of the origin of the books of the Old Testament. and evince this by their use of. each interpretation of the Bible. the Bible. authors and editors in various lines of New Thought are woefully ignorant of the results of Higher Criticism. while in the history of contemporaneous. each new teacher. has helped it on. and we are better posted on ancient Jewish history than were the Rabbis at the time of Jesus. its spirit of helpfulness. are a protest against the exclusiveness and heartlessness of wealth and culture. It has done much to bring light to the slums of society. each new convert in a revival. Every religious awakening takes its place as a factor. we are intelligent where they were totally ignor- . man. the world. and still more ancient nations. and his origin. HIGHER CRITICISM* While many teachers. and by new interpretations of.
is also manifest in the breaking of party fetters. The growth of Personal Liberty. The Psalms. and of one God in that humanit}'. and as a vehicle through which the aspiring soul may find expression. but because they are common revelation. when those who. and Shakespere. as manifested in the weakening of sectarian fetters. and will ultimately be the expression of every soul. The higher criticism will have conferred its greatest benefit. as Burns and Whittier. They are the daily expressions of millions. When I was a . they would turn their attention to more profitable discussions. have thrown off limitations of authority and use the Bible. know the real place and origin of the Bible. PRIMER. As Homer. the Gospels. so lives the winnowed literature of the past. The Bible so lives." and often crats were born. will live as long as the human heart is human. who . 27 Suffice it to say that did the hundreds are today basing their teachings upon Biblical interpretations. lad Whigs and DemoFor a boy to vote a different ticket from his father and grandfather was to brand him a " turn coat. 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. will live wherever they voice a common human need. and all literature as means of expressing the faitn of a common humanity. .NEW THOUGHT ant. under the impetus of an unfolding soul. the Prophets. POLITICAL LIBERTY* ABOLITION MOVEMENT. not because they are special revelations.
Man knows he IS. sectarian. Man. The various phases of New Thought are other steps toward unified. he will not die to possess that body. Eddy proclaimed But the it. 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. scientific and practical study and culture of the Soul. not has a Soul. As body. AM was a step on the way to this New Thought affirmation. caused him to be disinhehited. spiritual faculties cultivated. but stopped at his limit. Garrison proclaimed it and stopped at his limit. Whig party through the Free Soil movement. The Abolition Movement was the first great disintegrating It virtually broke up the political factor. poverty. as Soul. No matter of what vibrations composed. will pass beyond disease. Mrs. theological. out of many fragments of old parties. Luther proclaimed freedom of conscience as a principle. social. has been broken and . property and death. and now its cry is " Truth for Authority. the Republican party was organized. intellect. will learn to live the immortal life here and now. Soul Culture comes as the fruit on the tree of intellectual development." Its shibboleth: I TRUTH. but no authority for Truth. but limits it to her revelation.28 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. 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. political fetter that Every civil. Soul goes marching on. Ultimately. and aesthetic ability have been systematso this century will see ically trained.
present in every New Thought movement." "Electro Biology. The Law is stated thus I THAT WHICH is AM I THINK I AM." and "Psychology. had found that certain persons could be effected by what he. 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. patient or pupil to think that which will in him produce desired conditions. The attitude determines conditions of body and environment.Statuvolence. Man has made no more important discovery than this law." THE LAW OF SUGGESTION. The secret of all inspiration. at first. lies in knowing how to cause friend. All that was included in past investigation under the terms " Mes- merism. thought were forces from the magnet. That other will maniconduct that which he has mentally accepted. Suggestion gives the key to the ." "Animal Magnetism. Every controlled by his thoughts. but which later he thought were magnetic forces of the Later investigation has proven operator." is now included under the term "Suggestion. the power he and his contemporaries " called Animal Magnetism "to be but the power of Suggestion.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. instruction and healing. This Law is the one Principle. 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." "Magnetic Healing. 29 ANIMAL MAGNETISM. during the last quarter pi the preceding century." '.
Pa. and ualism. They comprised a bod}' of freewno were thinking. PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS. political. 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 . social. Literature is plente- ous upon this subject. Like a fire over a wood lot. 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. progressive people.30 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. These were of set of "comeouters" from the Quakers who held yearly meetings in West Chester. to it I refer the reader. closing with the emancipation of the black slave. medical and industrial phenomena of life. Unitarianism. 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. THE CIVIL Next to Emerson. This war was the culmination of a long struggle. 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. PEOPLE. the Civil the most potent power in breaking down partition walls between the sects and giving a free field to thought. religious.
and such lass. The breaking of old associations by removal as pioneers.as liberty of thought came in the ninteenth. Conformity kills inspiration. it A new exodus is neces- comes. Now that the tide of emigration has been stopped by the Pacific. To every pioneer from Ptymouth Rock to Golden Gate. Liberty of Spirit comes in the twentieth centur}. consequent^ men as Lincoln and Dougand hundreds of others. This gave an intellectual impetus to the new nation. for these can flourish only under spontaneous action ot the Soul such as Greece had when she was emerging from barbarism to civilization. as spiritual pioneers. the new century sees the breaking of settlements. and All is Good. we. produced a mental condition ripe to impulses that arise in the sub-conscious. 31 The returning soldier brought home that tolerance which comes only from comradship in danger. 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. save in the United States. . could the movements which preceeded New Thought have been possible. and backward goes the tide. New problems were ever arising for social and political solution. All is sary and Mind. Soul still marches on. Constant movement westward kept public sentiment pliable. this new soil for Liberty. ITS NEW SETTLEMENTS^^ Nowhere. PRIMER. VASTNESS OF OUR COUNTRY AND we find every new settlement fertile in new ideas.NEW THOUGHT seeds. In the new spontaneity and spontaneity was active.
is not the law of Karma. 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. Karma is also a childish way of righting the seeming injustice of life. It is the easiest way to account for much of the phenomena of existence. for that delays effect to a future reincarnation. It is more oi a side track for those who. Its error lies in the claim that justice is not done here and now. Their teachers make too great a claim for the movement. but they who first taught it. As these phases of speculation have been outgrown this should be. tempt to graft upon the thought and life of this era the childish speculations of an early people. mon with . Simultaneously with every thought comes its effect. have reacted from the stress of modern scientific investigation and. under the impetus of the age. are seekIt is an ating that old staff: Authority.32 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. To modern thought. which lies at the root of all scientific investigation. from desire to rest upon something. THEOSOPHY^ This phase of thought cannot rightly be termed a part of the New Thought movement. which may well be called a sect. by making it cover the work of early liberals" and especially that done by the Unitarians. The Law of Causation. in regard to the origin and destiny of man. also accounted in the same easy way for the movement of the heavenly bodies and for the origin of earth and man. Their doctrine of Reincarnation is a speculation based upon unproved premises.
thus giving time for reconsideration and correction." He also calls them Chancellors of God. both past and future. Beyond this. Despite the fact that there is much in common between these two. 33 "Two " Effect are. 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. Theosophy with unthinkable duration. It has proven itself a ratchet upon the mental machinery of the nation. 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. by compellng that which might have been a too rapid progress in the realm of ideas to modify its speed. Every known fact and every principle of the evolution philosophy disproves them. It has furnished a resting place for the leaner upon Author^. for the conservative and the timid. Theosophy cannot rightly be credited with giving an}^ great impetus to liberal thought in America. nor meet the demand of modern mind for clearness and practicability. his life. it is safe to say that Reincarnation and Karma will never be the accepted solu- Mind. New Thought is practical and teaches one to live now. ." 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. PRIMER. New Thought deals with the now. while former is based on Speculative Philosophy.NEW THOUGHT Cause and son. It can never become the faith of the warm hearted and religious. in the words of Emersides of one fact. it is more of a fad than a faith. to make heaven now.
based upon. am aware bers PHRENOLOGY. the Ego. even to changing. Phrenology is theories. like every other organ of my body. I build my head. Its principal error lies in giving too much power to matter. When asked if I do not believe in phrenology I answer: " Yes. may control the head. I. In so far as it tells me that I am controlled by my head. for one with truth is more than millions repeating ancient error. first. and it. the Ego. in so far as it recognizes that I build my head and can control it. It cannot yet rightly pose as a science. non-established theories. made. To Spurzheim and Gall the world owes a great debt. does not count.34 I NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and next. Behind all its claims however rests the fact that size and texture of brain accompany certain human tendencies. I deny it. if true." r a great advance upon earlier has been and will continue to be a great help to Mental Science. It is a fine stud} of Mind. but it has important data for the Builder ot the future. the shape of the skull in which I carry my brain. by giving the common also deeply indebted to the travel- mind a nomenclature through which the . 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. This phase of thought has an important place in the development of the present movement. is subject to my will and desire. and I. of the claims made for its numand power which. as yet. the texture of brain. It and it is ling phrenologist who has been preparing the field for New Thought.
It set in operation all the present methods of psychic investigation. and some that is not in accord with But this is also necessarily . have been modified as the result ot the Hydeville raps. Seeing that it came to a common humanity. and it may be said that all the theories of Man. good morals. but the spiritual. This work is now done by both Christian Science and New Thought. the Soul recogniThis widetion. held during the first half of last century. freatest SPIRITUALISM. his 35 intelli- make thought MODERN Modern h ought. spread movement prepared the way among the masses for a practical work. came from Spiritualism.NEW THOUGHT present teacher can gible. it would have also been a mighty miracle if it had not also operated. The phenomena at Hydesville awakened an interest unequalled by any other phenomena in modern times. old institutions and awaken many prejudices into active opposition. based upon the recognition of man as Spirit. like all other phases of truth. 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. upon the weaknesses of that common humanity and attracted to it much that has proven to be error. while mediums with their words of comfort have been in every home. Teachers of Spiritualism have gone into almost every school district its literature has whitened the world like a winter's snow the landscape. PRIMER. It would have been the mightiest of miracles if it had not met antagonism in conservative circles did not disturb many .
But despite all that a calm judgment. It has compelled a change in the popular opinion of death." is their cry. after its fifty-eight years progress. and the resurrection. 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. By taking advantage of the credulity and ignorance of the masses many charlatans have stolen its livery. the semblance of truth for selfish ends. and has given birth to two others destined to be still more powerful than itself. heaven. . societies. can find to condemn. In the sensational spirit which the Hydeville raps awakened the grander and more beautiful. The theologian. using here. "Nothing so good as the old. and the moralist. save by a few teachers. Heber Newton says that for many centuries the only ideasthat have modified human conceptions of the Hereafter have come from Swedenborg and . until the movement under the name Spiritualism is almost wholly given over to phenomenalism. the fact remains that it has proven itself to be the greatest movement for good of all the nineteenth century. have never been the friends of progress. and the most practical side of this movement. and forced a rational philosophy into the pulpits. has been overlooked. angels.36 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. R. true of every awakening. hell. Truth must use the men and women it finds. and through expression unfold them to a higher plane. to serve the selfish propensities of man. the sectarian. Modern Spiritualism. just as they have in all ages and times. Rev. journals.
Davis was at that time a lad of fourteen While in mesmeric trance he gave years. save those that make man conscious that he IS spirit here and NOW. Later teachers have brought into clearer light the truth he proclaimed. New Thought ideas. and many teachers of various phases of New Thought. but Truth is One. They have been repeated by Spiritualists during all the years of its existence. ' ' was Modern Spiritualism really born. and its power to build its body into health and keep its environments to its desire through right thinking." This book was followed up by . But Davis. Davis called his system " The Harmonial Philosophy. were born before the Hydeville raps. In them can be traced the heredity of every New Thought proposition.x NEW THOUGHT IVER31TY PRIMER. In 1845. 37 ANDREW JACKSON All DAVIS. as noted before of Unitarianism. by evolution." 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. to him birth. And we may honestly date New Thought " ' ' though present founders" of systems of Healing and teaching. in teaching the Divinity of Man and Nature. Methods of application are many. are not aware of the source from whence. its unity with the One. in the person and Revelations of Andrew Jackson Davis. under twenty -nine others. three years belore the Hydeville raps. their ideas sprang. which make a library that no student of the "Progress of Ideas" can ignore. Davis started those lectures which were later published " Nature and her Divine Revelatitle of tions. virtually taught all this.
" New Thought people arrive at it by concentration under some Affirmation. . 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. Emerson had. had all applied it. "Listening to the Silence. "Going into the Silence. taught the same truth and mesmerists of all names and grades. here and no\v." To Mary Baker Eddy rightly belongs the credit of originating both the name and the interpretation of Scripture adopted by this sect. magnetic healers and faith She instituted a curers. 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." When present prejudices and sectarian feelings are lost in a love of Truth. Philosophical Spiritualism and this is so near able to "Draw a line between the two where God has not. Long prior to her advent." A better term is. method based upon a peculiar interpretation CHRISTIAN SCIENCES A very important Thought-movement. It is termed. Davis writes and speaks in what he terms the "Superior condition" which is the condition of all inspired persons. is: The Affirmation of New Thought is: Man is The Affirmation of Soul Spirit. long before. others had used the same Principles for healing purposes." The Affirmation of Phenominal Spiritualism I live as Spirit after the death of my body. or. New Thought that I am not found at the beginning of this century. Culture is: / live the Spiritual life. here and now. as Davis termed it: An Arabula. is named "Christian Science.38 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
'Christian " All who wish to know her system Science. Eddy's interpretation of it in her book. Most of the writings of these people are repellant from their dogmatism and authoritive manner of presentation.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. I discovered metaphysical healing and named it. and Mrs. "prin ted in 1890. Christian Science is a necessary step in the . prior to her advent. says: "The first edition of 'Science and Health' was published in 1875. Most of her philosophy is the common stock of all liberal people. in the Preface to the 48th edition of "Science and Health. Mrs." is the cry of Col. is a strange psychological fact which can be accounted for only upon the propensity men have to lean on authority. in an age of freedom. 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. and a study of the Bible. the foundation." That. Wise men do not submit to limitations. are refered to the publications of this sect. Eddy. to accord with the teachings of "Science and Health. "Science and Health. so large a following can be obtained to so sectarian a movement. had been much more clearly taught as spiritualism. They are persist ant All lectures and books are made proselytes. Christian Scientists are restricted to a reading.' in time of Moses. and by recognizing that the spirit which led men to follow a "Thus said the Lord. still controls the masses.' and her interpretation of Scripture. No lattitude is allowed for individual opinion. "Unchain Truth. she says: "In the year 1866. and." In the first chapter of this edition. 39 The Principle of Suggestion is of the Bible.
is Mohammedan in its exclusive- The author of "Science and Health" claims to speak from the authority of "the Spirit. inspiration. as thousands already have. Well says Samuel Longfellow : Lord. Through it many will pass from the tyrrany of ecclesiastic dogma to that of "Science and Health." It consists of twenty planks none of which are original. Mrs. into the freedom of New Thought. In Chapter X of her book she gives the " Platform of Christian Science. Christian Science is fifteenth centurj. Was there allowed a free interpretation they would not be obnoxious. thus imprisoning the intellect of her followers. Inspiration is still common. It follows the theologic tendency It in its dominion over the human will. I devote this space to it. as did Moses. for Christian Science is not New Thought. limits. evolution of the race." and finding this too narrow will pass. What she says must not even be discussed.40 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The Truth in Christian Science is the common inheritance of Humanity. Eddy's basic proposition is pure Idealism. Mind is All." and her word is final. . The God of Mrs. The liberty of private judgment is the gift of the Reformation. Here it is denied with all the power of a Tetzel or a Diet of Worms. and is not to be classed among New Thought movements. Eddy ness.in its methods. Because the popular conception so places it. But Mrs. This is the distinction between Christian Science and New Thought. thy Word is abideth ever. Eddy is the Supreme Court and gives her own interpretation. Inspiration not sealed.
be they wise or ignorant in electric lore. cure a much larger proportion of their patients than do doctors of all schools. Suggestion in the Law. Eddy's proclamation looks like . he is healed. for the origin of Life is One. Mrs. on page 12 of "Science and Health": "No human tongue or pen has suggested the contents of "Science and Health. That which came to ancient sages. They have Truth but not all ot truth. Shines today forever new. Truth and Right are still revealed. no matter two streams. The power of Authority over the Soul is broken. for she says. Barbarian. Jew. but in no greater proportion than other ThoughtHealers. Mind is one in all men. 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. New Thought and will both continue. but not all possible methods." Thev Christian Scientists heal thousands.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. They have a method. Roman.and heal. All who are in the lightning's path are hit. As long as man is weak and seeks for assistance outside himself Christian Science will These cerity one thinks Health. 41 Answering unto man's endeavor.another attempt to corner Truth. They heal. Whenever in sin- . Written in the heart's deep pages. Neither Life nor Healing depends upon our conceptions of Truth anymore than our being hit with lightning depends upon our knowledge of electricity. Greek. Christian Science. All healing is one. Thought is Power. what are their opinions of the power. So all who obey conditions of health have it." or can tongue or pen overthrow it.
must ultimately die. but to work together for the good of all. New Thought will make ten thousand channels and will reach the sea. Between the two the Soul goes marching on. differs from many. She and from myself. recognizes no communication except between and seems to limit minds incarnate. rejecting all all conception of spirit and She claiming phenomena to be mental. It is based upon the principles of Idealism. the individual entirely to his own mentality. and she consistentlv follows the Affirmation in all her . and never long submits to limitations. as never before. The other. Give them both a fair field. is her Affirmation. MENTAL SCIENCE. As long as man is intellectually free New Thought will be his Philosophy and control his life. not to think alike. through the ignoring of psychic phenomena. Both movetions. Under it all will come to a Realization of Truth. ments are now disintegrating old instituThe one whose watchword is " without limitations" will redeem the world. Man is Mind. will never organize. is rightly the founder of this branch of New Thought. like all orNew ganized power. Florida. Freedom and authority are represented by the two systems and are now. endure in some form and under some name.42 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. There will come a unity of action. She terms it Mental Science. Its genus is Thought Freedom. brought face to face in a practical work in a scientific and inventive age and in a free land. Truth finds a way of expression or makes one. and societies of expression will naturally crystallize. Mrs. Helen Wilmans of Sea Breeze.
Cramer. This All in All is God. All reformers have had similar persecutions. M. Unity is forever the state or nature of one. Cramer claims no authoritative interShe has a rational. and at this writing is still suffering.00 a year. civil persecution through antagonisms aroused by her absent treatments. Freedom. E. Mrs. sense philosophy of life. but seems to limit the thinking function. God being Infinite. Her two books of power are " " Conquests of Conquest of Poverty "and Death." She is a strenuous advocate of earthly immorality. 43 mind entirely to writings. At present writing. Freedom. Wilmans' paper. She has laid a foundation broad and deep for future builders. Her paper. owing to governmental interferance. She is a most successful healer by absent treatment and cures 90 per cent of her patients. I trust but temporarily. These books will carry her name downtoposterit}^. He is all of . of San Francisco. Mrs. there can be no finite. It has New Thought freedom with Yet Christian Science reliance upon Bible. and God One is the number of Unity. is a weekly. published at Sea Breeze at $2. It is midway between Christian Science and New Thought. it is suspended. her books and lessons have been a most important factor in New Thought. DIVINE SCIENCES This phase of New Thought was instituted by Mrs.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. She has suffered. : There can be but one All. and Truth the more abounds because of it. This is her state- ment of Truth manifest. commonpretation.
City. Man Man is Being and eternity co-worker. They use the Bible. Creative action and Creation. is Unity. of Kansas their principal journal. all of Power. Life. this Truth. Soul. There is one Spirit and one are inseparable.44 NEW THOUGHT i PRIMER. all of Life. That which is begotten of Spirit is I am before I am manifest. and ing the Nature of Spirit. is. Intelligence. it is God who not before it is manifest. Substance. giving it a spiritual interpretation. Power. potential in God. capable of doing God's will demonstratExistence. now in its 17th year. " are one! and my Father God and is Spirit. co-eternal and co-equal with Him. Individually. They establish' 'Homes of Truth" where teaching and healing is done and freewill offerings received. the exact image and likeness of Him. Their methods are. "I Being. Cramer also publishes at $1 a year. or missing the mark of. Love. created in the image of God's and wholeness. all of Presence. Knowledge. Mo. intelligent and progressive people take this name. TRUTH STUDENTS. Truth. and is expresser. It is . Love. Their thought does not differ from that of Mental and Divine Scientists. so-called. A class of sincere. They are in every way successful and form an important brancn of the New Thought movement. more in harmony with Divine Science. Nothing can be manifest that is As God alone ent creation. Substance. we The organ of this movement is Harmony. Like expresses like. all of Knowledge. Soul. is simply falling short. several books and holds meetings and classes at her College of Divine Science in this city. Truth. however. manifests in an ever-presis Spirit. Body. Evil.. published in San Francisco Mrs. hence Man is Spirit. $1 a year. and Presence.
. a Law which underlies all the methods of the various schools of Mental Healing. but Suggestion is an ever-present factor in them all.. Charles and Myrtle Filmore. than most have been willing to allow. SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS. The under- . but without Suggestion they can be neither conveyed nor received. filled with just the thought that will make the child who reads it. That there are mental and psychic forces that can heal. is a well attested fact. 45 ever fair and honorable in its treatment of all other phases of thought. It is a beautiful little sheet. is also a fact. then the Soul (or Mind) works the cure. While other schools use methods alone. A Suggestion. and has at its head two of the clearest of teachers. 'Magnetic Healing. Since the Law is: / am that which I think I am. It is based upon the Law of Suggestion. by word. it follows that all that any system can do is to bring the patient into a right mental attitude. in this school every known method of conveying a Suggestion is silent used. It is 50c a year. honorable and happy. It is constantly becoming more widely recognized * that Suggestion plays a more important part in healing." and other forms of healing.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. even when medicine is used. and should be in every home as the child's companion. are facts. One of the most important phases of New Thought is known as Suggestive Therapeutics or Healing by Suggestion. That the Human body possesses something akin to radio-activity that will heal. Unity Company also publishes the only child's paper in New Thought. self-reliant. Wee Wisdom. gesture or thought. is necessary.
$1 a year. published in Chicago. therefore. Affirmation. are plentiful. providing one will not be misled by his special plea for a dual mind and his prejudice against Spiritualism. when used upon one's self. lying Principles of all schools of New Thought are: Mind con trols all the manifestations of Human life. Suggestion. Through the use of Affirmation. 'How to Control Fate through Suggestion" and "Not Hypnotism but Suggestion. tion of the source of the power. and disease is the result of mental conditions.and schools. Whatever. but It this r was . Any good author upon Hypnotism -will do to start with. is making extensive demands upon its teachers. A * most essential knowledge in New Thought is that of Suggestion." and my two books. one can cure all ills. The popular name for this method of healing term conve} s a wrong coined from a misconcepimpression. conduces to proper and healthful mental states. Without it. institutions and teachers of all grades of excellence. Hudson's "Law of Psychic Phenomena" is good. Carpenter's little book/ 'Plain instructions in Hypnotism. A. tends to cure. The leading journal in this line is Suggestion. one will fall into fads and impose limitations upon Truth. They will open the way to a more accurate judgment than can be formed from advertisements.and is now repudiated by all advanced thinkers in this field is Hypnotism. E. The success of practitioners in Suggestion in curing all manner of human ills. including failure and poverty. is termed Self-Suggestion Auto-Suggestion or better still. The literature upon this subject is large." are especially recommended to be read before others are taken up.46 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
under right conditions. the secretary. Arthur Balflour. Andrew Lang. Suggestion here. and many others of prominence in England. Savage. own PSYCHIC RESEARCH SOCIETY. W." which is one of the most important works since Darwin's promulgation of "The Origin of the Species. PRIMER. "the truthfulness of the common tales. Heber-Newton. Oliver Lodge. Among them are Sir William Crooks. by the phenomena so carefully phenomena." ing psychic phenomena taining first. Myers. Myers. R. E. 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. physicists and authorative thinkers in many fields of activity. reported and studied. under the name of "The Psyhave been investigatwith a view of ascer- chic Research Society. tific For twenty years or more a number of sciengentlemen. Barrett. W. 47 The power is that of the patient's mind. Hyslop. H. that Man lives after death and can. H. and others of equal power in the United States." . Minot J. is the potent factor. communicate with those still in the material form. as everywhere in life. Balfour Stewart." next. has given the world the results of these years of investigation in a work entitled. directed by the wise Suggestion of the Healer. J.NEW THOUGHT of thought. to discover the origin of the Among its more active members are included eminent psychologists. "Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death." This society has published the results of its researches and many have been convinced. Prof. with Phillips Brooks. F. William James. Lord Rayleigh.
and imperishable co-operant. every man who has been or now living element. wherein is.48 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. we reach the perception that may become continuous and progressive. In the age of Christ. the delight of the first dim notion of cosmic unity and law. less are the varieties of lofty joy. Prof. develops in infinite evolution towards an ever. In the age of Thales. I can imagine no other crises of such deep delight. * * * The new conception is neither of benefactors dead and done for. Europe felt the authentic messages from a world beyond our own. into the deeper scientific conviction.." 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. nor of shadowy saints imagined to intercede for us at the tribunals more shadowy still. inalienable. 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. incorporate. such messages that between. close linked beneath an un- What may known sway. that there is a deathless soul in man.nearing hope* towards "Him who is at once thine innermost Self and thine ever unattainable Desire. . From the evidence presented he draws this conclusion: Every element of individual wisdom. inspiring us from their dates in the almanac. be the opinion of other members of the committee. End* certainty. but rather of a human unity. virtue and love. 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.and joint inheritor of one Infinite makes a hope.
it cannot be properly classed with New Thought. Nay. The worst fear is over. and are an important factor in securing Medical Liberty for all. This extract from the Health Magazine by Dr. the existence of sanitariums and all the different systems of cure in use is and nurses. the effect of mental conditions and adopts mental methods of Its progressive practitioners are healing. that in spite of all physical methods the mal-adjustment continues and will. OSTEOPATHY. at the present time. until the psychic part is adjusted. rapidly growing into Suggestive Therapeutics. but agree with it and the victory is complete and lasting. However.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and drug-giving. . It recognizes body. P. of the College and Sanitarium in this city. and adopts methods of bodily treatments and hygenic precautions while New Thought relies entirely upon Mental treatments. 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. W. 49 seen and unseen. The worst fear was tion or spiritual solitude. While this school of medicine is a great advance upon the old schools. Burk. the true security the fear of spiritual extincis in the tele- pathic law. in the Infinite Universe. This ally is heartily welcomed. this school recognizes. Ignorance of the Laws of Life on the plane of man's I existence responsible for the great horde of physicians drug stores. the true security is won. Condemn no organ of the body. to an ever-widening extent. there is a channel and fair way which future generations may learn to widen and clarify. man may now feel for the first time at home. They have secured legal recognition in many states.
lessons. Quimby was first a practitioner in an "Animal Magnetism. extended report of Dr.50 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER." and The True P. W. The reader is refered to a book by Mrs. which is now the foundation Principle of all mental healing. For several years he taught and treated from this Thought." by J. but spiritual interpretation of the Bible. H. Dresser. Quimby. and his many works are a valuable contribution to New Thought." "Divine Law of Cure. Quimby. Maine. . was probto apply in its present form the principle of Mental Healing. Students of New Thought will find an exten- from which to choose. A." and by ex- perimentation came to the conclusion that disease was a belief. Eddy was a patient and pupil of Dr. and later applied the Principle he discovered and the philosophy she obtained from her acquaintance with Spiritualism. Poems. Quimby first History for of Mental Science. P. treatises. compends and journals are numerous. Dr. Mrs. lectures." -comprise a valuable library." " Mental Medicine. He began Among Dearly authors. Quimby. F. to her system of Biblical interpretation and method of cure. essays. Dresser. A. "Mental Cure. His books are among the very best. J. Evans." and "Esoteric Christianity. LITERATURE OF sive literature NEW THOUGHT." " Primitive Mind Cure. Dewey of New York City has taught for many years a rational. G. entitled " "Philosophy of P. to publish early in the sixties. I can mention only the most widely known ot authors I notice first Rev. ably the of Portland. Prentice Mulford was also one of the prolific and powerful these. Dr. tracts." "Soul and Body. P.
Peak. Close. Call. J. In strong and convincing words they speak. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. which the twentieth century is to manifest. Fannie B. B. Anna Rix Militz. Emilie Cady. and behind the word is that spirit of journalistic labor intellectual . Franz Hartman. Seward. Lida Churchill. Thomas J. Ingersoll. Joseph Stewart. Alfred Russell Wallace. Andrew Jackson Davis. 51 recommended are the works of Ralph Waldo Trine. Dr. Each has his or her work in the great evolution of Thought. S. Lizzie Doten. R. Charles Dawbarn. J. Nancy McKay Gordan. Helen Wilmans. Hudson Tuttle. NEW THOUGHT No field JOURNALS. These authors cover all the many phases of New Thought. Thomas J. Helen Van Anderson. Dresser. Edmund Whipple. Eugene Del Mar. F. Minot J. S. C. Paul Tyner. Henry Wood. Eleanor Kirk. Weltmer. Dowd. Newcomb. F. A. Savage. Lillian Whiting. H. Ernest Loomis. James. but having up-to-date wisdom they do not invite martyrdom. and HENRY HARRISON BROWN. W.NEW THOUGHT Especially PRIMER. Margaret B. Sir William Crookes. A. Hudson. Hannah Moore Kohaus. Ursula Gesterfield. Shelton. R. Chas. In addition to this fact is this more important one: they show a moral power that is a saving grace to the nation. Anna McGowan. Theodore F. shows greater power than New Thought. Charles Brodie Patterson. Henry Frank. W. P. Emma Curtis Hopkins. Stanton Kirkham Davis. Kashnu Hara. Robert G. Buchannan. The spirit of the old martyrs is upon the editors of New Thought journals. O. Horace Fletcher. James Allen. Colville. N. Doud. or believe in it. Heber Newton.
monthly and it is felt wherever read. 43) Nautilus. Mass. $2. Holyoke. Christian. journals. Eddy. Sheltpn. Realization.50.52 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. monthly. Dominion. Its philosophy all is indi- vidualistic and free from theological tend- Eleanor Kirk's Monthly. Denver. $1. $1. C. Sea Breeze. D. editor.. Edited mon with Christian Science. Y. Brooklyn. It is the heavy artillery of the : movement. who for " Dominion years has been pastor of the . N. A progressive. C. edited by Charles Brodie Patterson. clear-headed woman edits this Church. Washington. monthly. Y. Fla. edited by Joseph Stewart." A journal with clear statements of the Principles of Life. Edited by Francis Edgar Mason.. Elizabeth Towne. by Thomas J. Washington.. Shelton calls himself " monthly.. $1. of love. is the only magazine of its class devoted to NewThought... D. Mr. $1. Brooklyn. Here is a brief glance at the Journals Mind.. bi-monthly. It is an honor to be a co-worker with such men and women. being in all ways an individualist. Y. is a quarterly edited by Leander Whipple at $1. Colo. This is one of the oldest and most widely circulated of New Thought Journals. N. which recognizes mankind as one. and they all trust that common Father who moves upon the hearts and brains of His children. bi-monthly. 50c.. Metaphysical Magazine." but has nothing in comMrs. N. weekly (see p. Radiant Centre. New York City. This is to be classed with the successful and outspoken of New Thought encies. Freedom.00 per year.
Worlds Advanced Thought. They are welcome at "NOW" Home for the spiritual atmosphere they bring. Portland. monthly. monthly. $1. Ore.. Evelyn Arthur and Chester editors. 50c monthly. J. Unity and Wee Wisdom.NEW THOUGHT $1. A. Fills 53 Kate Atkinson Boehme. vibrations. Kalamazoo. Washington.. Sabin is Bishop. Mrs. This is the organ of The Reformed Christian Church. monthly. have been noticed. Mallpry. Ella Wheeler Wilcox's articles in the Hearst Syndicate are valuable contributions to New Thought. P. editor. Aside from its close adhesion to Biblical terms and interpretations it has that nothing differentiates it from other phases of New Thought. Barton pens for Life is fraught with a deep sense of the responsibility of his position as teacher.editors. and C. Every word Mr. I am of the impression that it is the oldest New Thought journal. Higher Thought. Kansas City. Barton. Mich. Lucy A. editor. which are -widely quoted.. the reality of psychic phenomena. D. Mo. $1." of which Col. an important place as it recognizes what many do not. Col. A journal full of strong spiritual thinker and careful writer. PRIMER.. "Oliver C. Mallory has published this for many years. C. Washington News Letter. Both are doing noble service. 50c. editor. of Kansas City. One of the oldest and staunchest of independent metaphysical journals. Life. her principles of the highest and her ideal the noblest. Sabin. A journal of Applied Metaphysics. The See. She is a great sower of seed thoughts. $1 and 50c. She is a very clear .
San : Francisco. It is in its 4th volume. editor. M. besides report of Phenomena. Searchlight. EuIs a meaty $1. a leading New outspoken . selections from leading A New Thought journals. and Sam^Exton Foulds.00. outspoken journal along Mental Science lines. San Antonio.00. $1. Man is Spirit here. Colo. monthly. A Journal of Affirmation. Toronto.54 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. New Thought Pa.. Tex. $1 a year. He puts out a most helpful journal. journal by a clear and forcible reasoner and Mental Science teacher. Common Sense Advocate. Its method of instruction is by Affirmation. Edited by Virginia F. Allegheny. D.. The editor publishes only his own articles and has no need to call assistance. Can. G. Sheppard. Ralph Weston. gene Del Mar. Editor. monthly. Chicago. now and eternally. and dialect poems by carefully edited." a series of Affirmations. A clean little journal advocating Suggestion in healing and recognizing that psychic phenomena which demonstrates Man to be spirit Now. It is a fearless. This is the only Canadian journal advocating New Thought. 111. Cal. book is poem by the editor. This is a comparatively new venture and evidently has come to stay lor it claims quite a circulation. $1.. Its Fundamental Principle is and lives the spiritual life now. It Thought journal. Henry Harrison Brown. free from the limitations of any authority but his own sense of right. Denver. $1. $1 a year. notices. Fred Burfs Journal. Each number contains" Lesson in Soul Culture. editor. Organ of the Prentice Mulford Society. Mental Advocate. an editorial upon some phases of Life and its manifestation. It.
weekly. yet ever kindly. Lilly Dale.. Unity. Ohio. It has contributions from the brightest writers and ministers. . Light of Truth. Among journals devoted Thought is in part to Newnoted: Magazine of Mysteries... Cal. Its spirit is 55 that and fearless. Among journals devoted to Spiritualism I MISCELLANEOUS. $1.. $2. $1. Shelbyville. Boston. O... $1. of Emerson's admonition the "Don't bark against the bad. $1. It has powerful influence in literary and theological fields. at $1. 111. $1. Y.. Columbus. and while conservative. N. edited by Jasper L. Medical Talk. is a journal in its 21st volume. recommend the Banner of Light. SPIRITUALISM. but chant the beauties of GOOD. Mass. published at San cisco. S. is free in expression..NEW THOUGHT : PRIMER. Columbus." THE UNITARIAN JOURNALS ARE: Christian Register. Douthit. little Franpaper Our Best Words. Unitarian minister at that place. This is a fine little much less known than it deserves. a more carefully edited journal. at 50c. $2 a year. Is the organ of Western Unitarianism. N. San Francisco. There not in the U. Jenkins Lloyd Jones. It is in the front rank of journals for its humanitarian and progressive ideas. Mass. Pacific Coast Unitarianism is represented by is the Pacific Unitarian. weekly. Boston. Philosophical Journal. edited by one of the most soulful of ministers. Cal. monthly. Y. Chicago. Sunflower.
Braun. Dieting. The reader is referred to them. 50c a year. Orfino. etc. New Thought recognizes Mind alone. Monthly. $1. etc. 75c a year. Physical Culture. Y. Chemistry and Physiology. Culture. All sorts of fads and personal idiosyncrasies are being palmed off upon the public as phases of New Thought. Occult Tiuth Seeker. Naturopath. but they are not New Thought. Lawrence. P. Dieting. PRIMER. Hygiene. $1. SelfNeb. $1... These may be truth. Vegetarianism. Palmistry. West wood.. Mass. Kan. two pages devoted to New Thought. Chromophathy. Astrology.. Tenn. Many have cards in the various journals. TEACHERS AND SOCIETIES Are numerous in every city. Reasoner. N. Moments. Anyone desiring lessons is recommended to take advice in regard to teachers from those well posted in New Thought. A very progressive Jacob Tulley. journal. It is not the author's business to decide what truth there may be in any system. San Luis Obispo. 25c. Mind is all. City. and cures alone through mental agencies. Denver. Fasting. New Ruskin. B. Omaha. New Life. editor. monthly. $1. 50c. $1 a year. They rest upon a recognition of the body.56 NEW THOUGHT $1. C. Only those who teach and rely upon purely Mental Methods does he class as New Thought. Mind . It would require quite a book to contain their names.. Graphology.. Ariel. Calif. Riches. editor. are no more a part of New Thought than are Geology.. devoted more especially to the Father Kneipp nature cure. It is his business to classify. take cognizance of body are the application of methods that recognize physical instrumentalities.. Ida.
tions are the reflection of mental conditions. It is estimated that those who accept some phase of NewThought already number millions. Prentice Mulford Club. Mental Science Institute.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. New South Wales. Chicago Truth center. the well known English writer upon Occult themes. Exodus Soceity. have been formed over the United States. printed in native tongue. The only foreign New Thought journals that come to NOW office are: The Light of Reason. Esoteric Extension. in every land where English is spoken. the English Magazine of Mysteries. and one from Madras. London. Unpleasant conditions are to be removed by mental means. AND PROGRESS. and the only one. The Century. edited by O Hashnu Hara. entitled The Viveka Chintamani" That this Thought has penetrated every land is evidenced by the fact that has subscribers. 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. and Truth Students. published at Adelaide. Sara Wilder Pratt Rooms. Many societies along each of the lines enumerated in preceding sections. used by New Thought The axiom of the movement is teachers. called body. Australia. Universal Truth all : Club. MAN HAS POWER THROUGH RIGHT THINKING TO CONTROL HIS ENVIRONMENT. 57 controls its manifestation. SOCIETIES. Thought is the instrumentality. India. and "NOW" Folk correspondents. Body All physical condiis the creation of mind. FOREIGN JOURNALS. edited by James Allen. NOW .
he has learned to discipline them.Soul Culture and "NOW" Philosophy. he is learning to develop them. or name them with Paul. which is an extended application of the present scien- AM method of investigation and practice. no Philosophy.. All New Thought schools are more or less imbued with this perception. He is now becoming conscious of himself ascultivate the spiritual faculties. and in this consciousness is recognizing within himself spiritual faculties. No method. I AN UNFOLDING SOUL. But in the inception of so great a movement. Soul Culture is an attempt to systematically Conscious of powers. by carrying rational thought into spiritual fields. As the best that can be formulated under present knowledge. is the Affirmation of progressive persons. and not as an expected perfect expression of Truth. should be too critically examined. conscious of esthetic powers. Spirit. "Spiritual gifts. tific I AM SPIRIT^ ! Soul Culture is based upon the Affirmation: I AM SPIRIT which is the individual applica- . but each should bestudied for the Truth there is in it. there is necessarily much chaff with the wheat. Explained and Defined. I put forth Soul Culture. conscious of intellectual powers. Call them "psychic" if it please 3r ou. man has learned to cultivate physical them. he has learned to develop them." In this recognition.
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." "Mind. This is stating in the terms of today the thought of old as expressed in the words. among which are "God." "Energy." "Intelligence. which I call indifferently Spirit or God." I prefer the term. nothing is seen but the manifestation of ONE SOMETHING. . This One. Teach a person WHAT TO THINK. It stands for that "power behind phenomena" which have recognized and named by various names." "Allah." "Force. it. may UNITY." "Omnipo- men in all ages tence. Everywhere and in everything.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It is now fundamental all philosophic and scientific reasoning! But in this system it is carried to its full logical extent. Upon this Law. all the work of Soul Culture rests." "Eternal Wisdom. and you have done for him all you can. This also is a fundamental Principlein "NOW" Philosophy." which is to be interpreted thus: A person is controlled by his convictions of Truth. AFFIRMATION. "As a man thinketh in his heart. Spirit. "NOW of Affirmation." "Brahma. and that something is GOOD. The Law of Suggestion is the Universal and EverI WHICH THINK Suggestion: I AM THAT AM.. so is he. the Law of Philosophy is based upon the Principle This is the individual side of I termed Auto-Suggestion and Self-Hypnotism. and How TO THINK. It is also present Law of Human life. Through a one knowledge and application of control his fate.
This motion may beetheric. Evil is not in the circumstance. So it is with light. One was good and one was evil. it is manifest to the senses as Vibration." The only way this One is known to us is through these modes of Motion. IT will not do to affirm that this One is Motion. idea of the Universe was that of two antagonistic forces ever at war. The One Power cannot be both Good and Evil. sound. manifests in millions of ways. child man's. but in whatever form. is through Motion. and also for the sensation produced by them. These Modes of Motion differ in the speed of Vibration. or the action of ions. it follows Thought. THE IDEA OF DUALITY. etc. but no matter what the manifestation. but has passed The primitive man's.60 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and consciously recognized as Sensation. Good and evil are not conditions of the One. For instance: Heat is the name for waves of motion of a certain length and speed. but are the mental attitude the individual takes toward manifestations of the One. that there is of Modes Mo- must also give up the idea ot duality. Evil is not in the mani- that Philosophy and Ethics . To New Thought all is Good. that form of manifestation is known only as "A mode of Motion. electric. atomic. the away from all who adopt New Science having demonstrated but one Energy under various tion. that all we can ever know of IT. Both Vibration and the resulting Sensation are named alike. molecular. it is the way in which the circumstance is viewed. This primitive idea still maintains its place among the masses. but it is true.
effects upon perience is knowledge and unfoldfment. 61 manifestations of Eternal Energy. are neither nor bad. in lands where man is not. New Thought looks beyond present appearance. and subject to investigation and in- telligent control as are the ordinary forms of . etc. The recognition of the All Good makes the manifestations of life joyous. to the wisdom and goodness of the ONE and affirms : ALL IS GOOD. but is the opinion one holds of that manifestation. When man comes among them food e soon divides them into those he enjoys and This distinction he makes himself. Thus. fire.NEW THOUGHT festations of God. wind. rain. from their . To affirm it and actualize it by Jiving it is to make every circumstance good. night. sun. sun is good to the person who wishes it to ripen his grain it is evil to him who falls under its stroke. But the ultimate ot every human exthose he fears. because it is a lesson. TELEPATHY^ Soul Culture is in harmony with the deductions of science. The circumstances of life are non-ethical.. in the PRIMER. and through the phenomena of Telepathy. are in themselves without ethical significance. " Modes of Motion.* This is one of the principal Affirmations ot Soul Culture. It is now a demonstrated fact that Thought and Emotion are also forms of Force. Electricity." manifestations of Universal energy. flood. which is the translerance of a thought or an emotion from one person to another without material means of contact. easily endured. These.
and Thought. . and to the five senses is added those spiritual means of recognition which we term: Intuition. Soul culture teaches how to do this intelligently. making of the two one Science of Mind. Inspiration. Telepathy. and Psychometry. The fact that Thought and Emotion are also Modes of Motion led to the discovery that man has means of recognizing these finer Vibrations. Vibrations. will. and all unhappiness. Only thus has any person accomplished anything in life. Through choice. Since Man is that which he is convinced he is. it is possible by the persistent holding of an Ideal to become in manifestation that Ideal. to control his life expression. These are the conscious responses to the higher. as the five senses are to the lower. Clairvoyance. and how to develop any faculty at in his power. CONTROL OF LIFE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF FINER FORCES * Understanding Thought as Force. All possibilities lie latent within the Soul. pain. because it is Force. the connecting link be- SPIRITUAL FACULTIES^ Heretofore man has limited his Modes of perceptions of Motion (Vibrations) to those recognized by his five senses.62 Energy. NEW THOUGHT This fact is PRIMER. tween Physical and Spiritual science. Man will in future moulds his Ideal into material shape. since he can think what he chooses. It unites physics and metaphysics. and make of himself whatever he chooses. avoid sickness. failure. sorrow. man has it through the control of Thought.
awaiting unfoldmend into consciousness. This sensitiveness is an extension of the recognition of Sensations. an individual Soul. and the methods of healing noted in preceding pages. we sense coming events. man has trained the ear so that where the uneducated will not notice discord. ^ an Ego. The tea taster has trained his tongue to detect slightest flavors. and Love. Soul Culture is the result of thirty-five years investigation on my part of all psychic phenomena under the Law of Suggestion.NEW THOUGHT FACULTIES ^ PRIMER. 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. a part of the Indivisible ONE. These possibilities lie in it. EACH PERSON Each person is IS AN EGO. we FEEL uncomfortable in the presence of certain persons or in certain rooms. 63 UNFOLDMENT OF SPIRITUAL &* Through application of the knowledge of sound as Vibration. Life. and possesses in the Real Self . All power and all wisdom are there. and the fingers of the blind are sensitive to slightest inequalities in surfaces. Thought.all also called the Sub-conscious possibilities of Infinity. has given rise to the many schools of New Thought. Thought and Love produce Sensations. The trained eye detects shades in colors the ordinary does not see. but upon the whole nervous system. are there in limitless . A study of these sensations in the present recognition of Thought and Love as Power. For instance. not upon special organs.
body and environment can be made as desired. and has the ALL for its reservoir. by the Affirmation. quantity. to build life to desire." when all shall be blessed. success and happiness lies in knowing what and how to think and then . he can call upon it for supply of Life.64 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. 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 . Therefore. for Supply in any direction. for the Soul is One with Infinity. All may consciously." man is to become conscious that he possesses 'dominion over all things. as "A son of God. THINKING. As a child of Infinite Energy." as "The heir of all the ages." to the "Second Coming of Christ. With right thought and emotion. longings and hopes of mankind. THE PURPOSE OF SOUL CULTURE Is to teach men and women so to think as to Infinite Supply. to help men and women to consciously control their destiny through right thinking." to a "Day of Redemption. ALL IS GOOD. to help them." Mankind has looked forward to a "Millennium. That time has come to thousands who have accepted New Thought. make conditions to fulfill all these prophecies. Supply is Infinite. and thus ever manifest normally in that condition we call health can call upon it for Intelligence. for Love. The secret of health. through conscious choice. All should recognize it as being here now. when one knows how to awaken into expression this sub-conscious self.
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