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IISTTRODUCTIOISr. 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. 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. brought in my attention to my own position. "New Thought." The term has no definite meaning. but here I feef I have the right to be personal and vice. I am glad of the privilege of lifting for a moment her veil. purpose but an outline of the origin. the definition as broad as justice and the Principle of Evolution would let me. study. I have intended to make I nient. knowing that all who see will follow In Love and Truth. deyelprinciples and purpose of the widespread and ever widening movement comprehended under the term. In this Primer. I have consecrated myself to Truth and my life is now in her sermy positive. in love. It covers a movement at present heterogeneous and embracing many minor fields. her. Truth is so lovely that the Truth-seeker soon becomes the Truth-lover. and The reader will fellows. Truly your friend. Each person is to draw his own lines. HENRY HARRISON BROWN 160600 . Its limits cannot be mapped. I can afford to be true only to her.
by thought. . word. or deed. have contributed to the present freedom of Sow/.To the Memory and Omnipresence of All who.
This law of evolution. I will correct any reported injustice in subsequent editions. Variations occur and under the Law of Variation.Origin. History and Principles of New Thought HEREDITY. are transmitted to offspring. I will give information sufficient to enable the curious reader to easily fill in additional details. Under the law of Heredity science traces evolution from parent to child and thus finds tendencies. cause which cause. All movements in human thought obey these laws of Heredity and Variation. Desiring to deal justly with each form of the movement. Each earlier one. Human progress is the of that which is . faculties and conditions. and purpose is a constant one. that appear in parent. Nature unfolds. I purpose to trace in outline the Heredity of the New Thought movement. There is no human condition that is not the child of a preceding one. Ideas also have their heredity. of method. gradual unfoldment man is condition germinal is but a slight change upon some Effects are the result of is eternally in man. PAST EVOLUTION. of continuity. but the effect of which is also the effect remote cause. so that when one seeks a beginning of any movement he is compelled to some some anterior of a still more . Life in time is the unfolder.
A wave once started in ocean never stops till it reaches the limit of the ocean." 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. so a thought once started will never stop. the beginnings of history. : of Truth Unto the selfish rule of one sole race. From earliest historic periods we can trace many of the ideas of this movement. heart and mind.8 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. God. Max Muller tells us that three ideas form the foundations of all religions. and every race of men. Well says Lowell answer: "The beginning is in Ultimate Cause. Thought is a wave that flows like those of the ocean from shore to shore. 2d With 3d And love all thy soul. Soul. Truth is one with Ultimate Cause. is variously called: Energy. Individual perceptions and expressions differ and often some old thought. viz: 1st Sense of God sends his teachers unto every age. for there is no limit to the medium in which it is a wave. finds that all these varying systems are based upon the same conceptions. is given forth by some earnest soul as a supposed new revelation. Truth is ever unfolding. Jesus announced the same in his condensation of Hebrew and Prophets: 1st Love the Lord. Every age and people is a manifestation of this movement. To every clime. nor gives the realm some over-ruling Power. With revelations fitted to their growth And shape of mind. thy God. Law . 3d The recognition of human duties. out of which grow systems of worship. which is the common possession of the race. The student of comparative religions. 2d His demands on us.
The most any age or race can do is to . economic. as evidenced by their relics. The nations of antiquity." we call them. social and artistic creed and above every in" vention. New Thought is but a later conception of this One Power. 9 based upon these. It is an evolution of that Soul conception into a conscious reality. that -which most completely satisfies the Soul. scientific. Culture has made this primitive thought of belief. "Old ideas revised and improved.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. one. there has been but an evolution ol human thought concerning the Power that is. 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. it is thy neighbor as thyself. Have not these conceptions come down to us with the life they transmitted ? The Hindoo Scriptures contain many conceptions of God. They are only enlarged conceptions of the Truth is truth that our fathers held. Improvements. That which nearest expresses absolute Truth. From the coiir ception of primitive man to the present time. Man and Duty that are familiar to us. many of our present conceptions. ANCIENT held IDEAS. "could be written above every theologic. 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. and notablj. Why have all these conceptions survived ? By reason of Nature's law: The Survival of the Fittest.by their clay tablets.
" Thus may Jesus rightly be termed the founder of New Thought. 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. Human.10 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The Love Principle had been but dimly perceived before him. Present civilization has been most effected by Greek Ideas as they came to us through the New Testament." Max this it had been Muller tells us that "Heaven-Father" is the term for Omnipotence in every religion. Jesus marks one of the great eras of unfoldment in the conception of Omnipotence. "Heaven-Father" embodies conceptions of Power and Creation. Jesus also developed the idea of duty into that of brotherhood. He applied the Love principle also to human conduct in the "New Commandment" "That ye love one another. 7 Prior to " Heaven-Father. Through this Unity of Truth and Unity of Unfoldment. It is to Paul that we are indebted for this. "Our Father. He placed the emphasis upon Fatherhood and that Fatherhood made Deity. and through the impetus of the early church they have been sent down to us. He said " Our Father." those of Love and Providence. becomes one of the " choir It is thus that the thinker in every invisible. develop somewhat some phase of Truth by making some distinctive change in the method of expression. we are connected with all the past and with all mankind." age THE CHRISTIAN ERA. mony and . as it appears during nineteen centuries of human evolution.
Fichte. and the poet Goethe especially Schiller. GERMAN PHILOSOPHERS." systems that have much in common with the idea of Omnipresence. fundamentally ." This phase of thought came into existence at the close of the third century. 11 whose teachings gave birth to what " many thinkers arose is known mysticism. Christian Science in an imperfect reflection of the Idealism of Berkeley. Schopenhauer. and moulde-l the opinions of the present. But in the English philosopher Berkeley do we find the greatest resemblance. During the Middle Ages as PRIMER. The Mysticism of the Middle Ages developed in Germany into a philosophy which changed at that time the current of thought. Spinosa and Liebnitz revived the Idealism of Plato. Berkeley. It developed later into the form one may find in is Kempis and Madame Guyon. It piety. Descartes. and the conception of Realization as held its by New Thought teachers. Mysticism is a recognition of unity between the Soul and Divine origin. Hegle. before Plato. In these can be found many of the ideas of New Thought teachers. and so warm was it at times that Jesus and the Thomas a' a condition of most ardent church were thought of as one thinks of wife or mistress. It is the practical side of the saying of Jesus: "My father and I are one. One who desires to become familiar with these authors are recommended to read Kant. Locke. and IDEALISM. Zeno. Shelling.NEW THOUGHT MEDIEVAL THOUGHT.
by his quotations. The speculative truth that lies underneath this philosophy is realized Truth in New Thought. in his w^orks upon Mental Science. What they intellectual^ perceived is now a constant reality in the lives of thousands. Matter is part of that which is not the Ego.12 are All. . and I here most gladly acknowledge my own philosophic debt to this most lucid. Liberal ideas at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century were permeating every channel of the national life. The new American nation was to a great extent the child of French liberalism. religion. I have briefly shown how that century was the culmination of all the thought of the past. F. and able of our New Thought teachers. Hegle finds the only reality in the relation that exists be- tween the Ego and the non-Ego. Idealism holds that Ideas The external universe exists only as it is reflected in the mind. I THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. All interested in tracing Idealism farther can find in any encyclopedia enough to make clear our indebtedness to these philosophers. New Thought is came legitimately from the loins of the Thought with which the nineteenth century and the new nation opened. W. According to Fichte this non-Ego is but a creation. The national birth but twenty-four years will Thought previous had stimulated thought in all directions. Evans. In politics. strong. trace only the last century history of evolution. shows. taught the same. This new century the child of the old. how great was his indebtedness to them. and social life. NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. or an idea of the mind of the Ego. Rev.
trace the mental unfold ment and progress of the century. and the perfect liberty knocking at the door of the 20th century. Only a few of these names can To give them all would be to I mention. 13 was a decided American atmosphere. Now comes the last. He has had many names. as a son of the one power. or as John has it. The discontent with the old had culminated in Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason. All who are today emancipated from the rigid theology of that period owe a great ABOLITIONISM. The history of a nation is the history of its few thinkers. and with it the emancipation of the masses from the stern and unyielding theology which our fathers left us. Whenever the prophet is needed he comes. won in the eighteenth century. a liberty that belongs to each. This liberty is Spiritual Liberty." It is for this liberty that New Thought stands. Political liberty. CHANNING. . "The liberty of the sons of God. William Ellery Channing gave in Baltimore in 1818 his great address.NEW THOUGHT there PRIMER. dividing them into the Unitarian and Trinitarian. as a child of the universe. debt to him. which later caused a split in the Calvinistic churches. opened the way for the intellectual liberty which the nineteenth century won. 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. I can only follow our special thought. He has come." a most thought provoking and stimulating book.
John Murray. EUAS HICKS. was limited. In 1838 Emerson gave his address before the divinity students of Harvard College." -was his shiboleth. Quakerism had been an important factor during the 18th century and did noble work In the 19th century Elias Hicks came. Livermore of Meadville Theological School taught us. ave in preparing the colonies for their liberty." makes today. ol importance. because he held to Revelation. through though his doctrine of Universal Salvation. It made as great a change in the pop- from that of ular thought as that which the affirmation. and as Dr. "God is Love. which Channing phasized. That . UNIVERSAUSM. and with his new vision helped on emancipation. and opportunity lor still other visions that fave culminated in the present awakening. started another progressive movement in the theological field which. which Calvinism emto that of Love. while Murray taught that all are born to be saved. 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. EMERSON. emphasizes. This movement the theologic thought Justice. "All is good. "Murray's was not a change in principle from Calvinism. Calvin taught that all were born to be damned.14 NEW THOUGHT lifted PRIMER.
." and "Over Soul. and the pure wheat stored for present sowing. more than any other factor. 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. For this reason I attribute to Emerson. for present liberal conditions. I advise him to read Emerson. the obtuse and speculative doctrines of the ancients. In this declaration he made all subsequent growth possible. more than to any other source. He did in this the greatest work of any one person in the whole century." he will drink so deeply that all other authors will seem tame commentaries upon him. It matters little where he begins but if he starts with the " essays upon Self-Reliance" and "Compensation. From that time until his death he taught along the lines be therein laid down. It did not seem important then. Would my reader drink at the original fount. Two years before this he had written " Nature/'" in which the Idealism of Berkeley. all men This removed the barrier to human are. the credit of the New Thought movement. He lifted mankind onto the plane with Jesus by declaring that which Jesus was. and there started a discussion that is responsible. Emerson was at the center of intellectual culture of the United States. the mysticism of the middle ages. Christian Science is an exaggerated and contorted exposition of the clear and pure thought of Emerson. 15 address marks an era in the intellectual life of America.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. aspiration and opened divine expression as a possibility for all men. His writings are a source to -which can be traced all phases of New Thought. .
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
Theodore Parker. W." for further particulars upon one of the most interesting attempts to actualize the Principal of Brotherhood.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Wasson. a ripened boll. Alcott. and Horace Greeley. Julia Ward Howe. Charles A. COMMUNITIES. 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. C. and what if the experiment failed for want of financial support? It was. The Transcendental period was the formative period in American thought-life. T. P. were successful. George William Curtis.Dana." by John Thomas Codman. Cranch. known as Brook Farm.and to C. Thoreau. Jones Very. Sanborn. two of the successful. Many others started and many. BROOK FARM^ Out of Transcendentalism arose the attempt at community life. It covers . To it we may trace New Thought. William Henry Channing. Higginson. Frank B. Here met great thinkers. The reader is referred to the "History of the Brook Farm. needs to become more or less familiar with community life in the the Shakers and the Oneida Communists. Frothingham's "History of Transcendentalism. as their thought is the transcendental thought: Lowell. It is without the province of this essay to detail that history. 19 ment. David A. in its scattering. Margaret Fuller. Whoever would understand thoroughly the sources of present thought. B. and would trace the evolution of ideas. Cheney. John Weiss. judged by the world's business standards. and all are steps toward United States.
Profit Sharing. In Unitarianism. and its truth. because of its organization. it has held the religious life of the people poised and harmonious. and kept the church in touch with science and philosophy. The fundamental principle of Unitarianism is the right of private judgment. UNITARIANISM^ Unitarianism. and Fraternal Insurance Companies. Despite its too coldly intellectual attitude. It proclaims the fundamental propositions of Mental Science and Soul Culture in its affirmations of "The Indwelling God" and "Divine Nature of Man. It has been the balance wheel in the mental workshop. its liberality. It has no creed. Colonies. perfect realization of the Principle of Brotherhood. Fraternal Societies. conserving all that was good and true in all movements.20 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. more This Principle is now finding expression in Trades Unions. Each person is expected to teach that which to him is truth. its great men. It is the cultured source that has kept sweet and clean the progress of theological thought. Perceptions of this Principle is also stirring the world tinder the many phasesof New Thought. its persistence." "Man is not a fallen but a rising . is the great intellectual fountain from whence has flowed into every day life the latest thought along all lines of investigation. we find the nearest approach on the intellectual side to the present New Thought. Co-operative Associations. 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.
I preached. pain." but there is as much difference between my then and my now. for the service of man." says James Freeman Clark. and heart-hunger. Unitarians follow the old method: preach and educate. fear. and I then thought I was faithful. ''Upon every thing write." and grew sick and broken down in body. and on the verge of the grave. in religion.NEW THOUGHT creature. taught on the Spiritualist platform. or better. and never looks at the stars. I preached the "Indwelling God." and created within myself the kingdom of disease. The two movements differ only in the application of Truth to life. Honest and believing. one who reads chemistry. the same perceptions of Truth I now preach under "Soul Culture. worry. But amid my pain. and being a Son of God. Every Unitarian Society intellectually is NewThought." There is in Truth no break between the teachers of Mental Science and Unitarianism. Fellowship. sick and in pain?" As soon as I could straighten out my affairs. and never goes to the laboratory. as . "The kingdom of heaven is within you. This denomina- tion is not sectarian. as there is between a student who reads his books 011 astronomy. From Channing's time to the present." PRIMER. anxiety. It is the difference between knowing one is a Son of God. or one who studies mathematics. I preached in the Unitarian pulpit. New Thought teaches: Demonstrate by Living. Western Unitarianism proclaims itself for "Freedom. it has stood for all that is free. beautiful. 21 is one of its favorite maxims. suddenly there came in my mind why are you this question: "If God "dwells in you. and never calculates the price of material at so much per pound. and Character. and serviceable in life.
I have not changed the idea which I had of God while in pulpit or on platform. You cared for it then." I would say to myself when things seemed to go wrong. In time. or pain. Old doubt and old conditions gradually would come back. I find I do not know how to take care of it. "and I do not I cannot want with Him as provider. I thought I knew what my body wanted. I put myself into His hands. He attends to the subconscious. I surrender it to you. whom I live and have my being. through suffering. as.22 soon NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. I to the objective life. the One "in that "The Lord want. I left all things to Him. I let you have perfect control of my life. . I now know only peace: "For Thou art with me." fear. you will care for it now. He attends to the subjective. 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 said: God "Now. God. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. and to the only Living God. I have never faltered in this surrender. This position is one which the faithful ones in every religious belief have taken in all ages. God is in me "an ever present Where once I felt trouble. the Indwelling straightened them out. I have simply learned to make practical what I then intel- came "My Silent Partner!" We are lectually held. or help. as the child the parent. I have not changed my ideas of man as Spirit." I trust. "God knows his business. Yet. I to the conscious. I will take no more thought for my body than I did when I was a babe." I know is my shepherd. because I have perfect faith in you " It took me some time to outgrow old habits of thought. He be- one in all Life's manifestations. All is thus ever well with me.
All is " Though he sla3^ me. NEW THOUGHT." These axioms in him. FREE RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS. authority. for that day came through demonstration by living the truth. have same different thoughts. and reason. " I will fear no evil. we live New Thought and activity. Emerson was a member." are to us as clearly self-evident truth and as easily applied to daily life as are those of mathematics or chemistry. but is 23 We the the "Old Faith" intellectually applied to daily thought life. yet will I trust good. which they proclaimed. who by thought and life ushered in the day of our Redemption. Among the most active members . 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. When the history of the Emancipation of the Soul from fetters of fear. ciety Between 1865 and 1870 a Free Religious Sowas formed in Boston with which many progressive thinkers and scholars of the nation were associated. Unitarianism has the most nearly approached an understanding of Truth. and its initiation into the pure air of spirit is written.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. many names on the roll be among of Unitarian teachers will those whom posterity will delight to honor as intellectual and noble pioneers.
Francis Ellingwood Abbott. B. The Free Religious movement was a spring far up the mountain. 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. Liberal League. Universalist. but these latter movements have put a soul into the intellectual mummy. Lucretia Mott. Wm. were O. H. and Free Thinkers all are limited. 7 steam. We now use Truth as Power. but in demonstration. poverty. and Celia Burleigh. found no superior among liberal papers. The nineteenth century saw many awakenings. Fro thingham. in power and ability. and are now an important part of the mightiest movement the race has ever A movement that means the experienced. not in thought. progressive Its limitations lay where the Unitarian. disease and death. Its literature teems with thoughts which are made conditions for the present New Thought property of all now the common men and women. Its organ was The Index. Cheney.24 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and we live w^hat the} thought. As a seed sower. and others whose names were then power in the intellectual world. as a movement that awakening. which has. just as the nineteenth century used The twentieth century uses the force previous RELIGIOUS AWAKENINGS. religious Many prophets sprang up de- . Edna D. centuries discovered. its many streams of thought have found the sea of daily life. this was very important. abolition of pain.
25 claring these were "the last days. They interpreted this feeling according to their intellectual and theological training. all led by many powerful teachers. "The Second Coming of Christ. and her Divine Revelations. giving birth to the New. of ancient thought of God in man. just as Sweedenborg interpreted his visions. the "end of Those who proclaimed felt the oncoming power. manner came . and must interpret them according to his intelligence." According to education and predeliction of each prophet. he had never read a book when he gave the world "Nature.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. inspirations and interpretations of theologians and sectarians during the last century. the world" that silent growth of Soul which would ultimately break the limitations of sense. Then came Mormanism. have been interpreted the tive millions of communications from the decarIn like nate and from the sub-conscious. Revivals were frequent. Questions that visions. Coming events are realities of Spirit. Psychometry solves these riddles of feeling." Millerism was the most important ot these." This freedom preserved Modern Spiritualism from having a "founder." and "The End of the World. Out of that has come the Second Advent sect. From the vantage ground of the present we readily see that these awakenings were but a throe in the old order." are now realities through this application. The sensifeels them. under the common sense and scientific habits of a developed race. Emerson says that Swedenbprg "was hampered by theological limitations." Andrew Jackson Davis was free from limitations of education and theology.
Its freedom from the virus of respectability. 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. It has done much to bring light to the slums of society. as have been those con- cerning Each new sect. HIGHER CRITICISM* While many teachers. are a protest against the exclusiveness and heartlessness of wealth and culture. we are intelligent where they were totally ignor- . are now settled scientifically. man. for centuries have disturbed the minds of men concerning their Soul and the future. while in the history of contemporaneous. and by new interpretations of. each new convert in a revival. the world. and still more ancient nations. has helped it on. authors and editors in various lines of New Thought are woefully ignorant of the results of Higher Criticism. its spirit of helpfulness. Today more is known of the origin of the books of the Old Testament. the pubmind has been prepared for rational lic use and interpretation. each new teacher. and we are better posted on ancient Jewish history than were the Rabbis at the time of Jesus. by the emancipation that has come to it through the labor of scholars in unearthing its historv.26 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. each interpretation of the Bible. ment. Every religious awakening takes its place as a factor. and his origin. the Bible. and evince this by their use of. The spirit of New Thought is one with theirs.
As Homer. 27 Suffice it to say that did the hundreds are today basing their teachings upon Biblical interpretations. The Psalms. lad Whigs and DemoFor a boy to vote a different ticket from his father and grandfather was to brand him a " turn coat. POLITICAL LIBERTY* ABOLITION MOVEMENT. but because they are common revelation. as manifested in the weakening of sectarian fetters. know the real place and origin of the Bible. The Bible so lives. have thrown off limitations of authority and use the Bible. and Shakespere. PRIMER. when those who. so lives the winnowed literature of the past. the Prophets. not because they are special revelations. and of one God in that humanit}'. and as a vehicle through which the aspiring soul may find expression. and will ultimately be the expression of every soul. The higher criticism will have conferred its greatest benefit. and all literature as means of expressing the faitn of a common humanity.NEW THOUGHT ant. They are the daily expressions of millions. who ." and often crats were born. . When I was a . is also manifest in the breaking of party fetters. The growth of Personal Liberty. will live wherever they voice a common human need. as Burns and Whittier. the Gospels. 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. they would turn their attention to more profitable discussions. under the impetus of an unfolding soul. will live as long as the human heart is human.
Ultimately. Garrison proclaimed it and stopped at his limit. not has a Soul. will pass beyond disease. Eddy proclaimed But the it. but stopped at his limit. property and death. Whig party through the Free Soil movement. has been broken and . As body. will learn to live the immortal life here and now. No matter of what vibrations composed." Its shibboleth: I TRUTH. political fetter that Every civil. The Abolition Movement was the first great disintegrating It virtually broke up the political factor. as Soul. Luther proclaimed freedom of conscience as a principle. caused him to be disinhehited. social.28 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. but no authority for Truth. and now its cry is " Truth for Authority. sectarian. he will not die to possess that body. poverty. 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. AM was a step on the way to this New Thought affirmation. intellect. The various phases of New Thought are other steps toward unified. theological. Mrs. but limits it to her revelation. scientific and practical study and culture of the Soul. out of many fragments of old parties. and aesthetic ability have been systematso this century will see ically trained. Man knows he IS. 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. Soul Culture comes as the fruit on the tree of intellectual development. Soul goes marching on. the Republican party was organized. Man. spiritual faculties cultivated.
lies in knowing how to cause friend. This Law is the one Principle." and "Psychology. Early in the last century there was an increased interest in the discoveries of Mesmer who." THE LAW OF SUGGESTION. had found that certain persons could be effected by what he. thought were forces from the magnet." "Electro Biology. 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.Statuvolence." "Animal Magnetism." "Magnetic Healing. patient or pupil to think that which will in him produce desired conditions. instruction and healing. Suggestion gives the key to the ." '. during the last quarter pi the preceding century. but which later he thought were magnetic forces of the Later investigation has proven operator. All that was included in past investigation under the terms " Mes- merism. Every controlled by his thoughts. 29 ANIMAL MAGNETISM. The attitude determines conditions of body and environment. That other will maniconduct that which he has mentally accepted." is now included under the term "Suggestion. The secret of all inspiration. at first.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It opens an era in human progress that presages the realization of that New Civilization which prophets have foreseen and sages foretold. The Law is stated thus I THAT WHICH is AM I THINK I AM. present in every New Thought movement. Man has made no more important discovery than this law. the power he and his contemporaries " called Animal Magnetism "to be but the power of Suggestion.
to it I refer the reader. political. the Civil the most potent power in breaking down partition walls between the sects and giving a free field to thought.30 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. They comprised a bod}' of freewno were thinking. Suffering in a common love of country made each person more tolerant of others' opinions and made more real that Ideal of Brotherhood lyingg in the Declaration and the first three words of the Constitution: WE. Though it is just to say that few teachers are aware of the fundamental Principle or know the secret of I especially their success. medical and industrial phenomena of life. recommend my books as containing an up-to-date explanation of the Law and its operation. Like a fire over a wood lot. THE CIVIL Next to Emerson. This war was the culmination of a long struggle. PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS. From the study of Suggestion under other names has sprung every phase of New Thought. progressive people. Literature is plente- ous upon this subject. closing with the emancipation of the black slave. religious. the war burned rubbish and left a soil ready for the sprouting of new War was Spirit- THE . social. it also freed the masses from the prejudices of sect and section. and ualism. Unitarianism. PEOPLE. Pa. a great leaven in American thought and a factor of power in that evolution which ultimated in New Thought. These were of set of "comeouters" from the Quakers who held yearly meetings in West Chester.
VASTNESS OF OUR COUNTRY AND we find every new settlement fertile in new ideas. owe a debt of gratitude for that condition of race thought and public opinion that makes our New Thought acceptable. and such lass. New problems were ever arising for social and political solution. produced a mental condition ripe to impulses that arise in the sub-conscious. The breaking of old associations by removal as pioneers. This gave an intellectual impetus to the new nation. it A new exodus is neces- comes. Now that the tide of emigration has been stopped by the Pacific. All is sary and Mind. consequent^ men as Lincoln and Dougand hundreds of others. ITS NEW SETTLEMENTS^^ Nowhere. as spiritual pioneers. for these can flourish only under spontaneous action ot the Soul such as Greece had when she was emerging from barbarism to civilization. Constant movement westward kept public sentiment pliable. To every pioneer from Ptymouth Rock to Golden Gate. In the new spontaneity and spontaneity was active. save in the United States. could the movements which preceeded New Thought have been possible.as liberty of thought came in the ninteenth. Liberty of Spirit comes in the twentieth centur}. and backward goes the tide. Soul still marches on. this new soil for Liberty. 31 The returning soldier brought home that tolerance which comes only from comradship in danger. . Conformity kills inspiration. and All is Good. we. the new century sees the breaking of settlements. PRIMER.NEW THOUGHT seeds. were developed as were the orators and artists of Greece.
To modern thought. As these phases of speculation have been outgrown this should be. Their teachers make too great a claim for the movement. in regard to the origin and destiny of man. Simultaneously with every thought comes its effect. mon with . which may well be called a sect. 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. have reacted from the stress of modern scientific investigation and. also accounted in the same easy way for the movement of the heavenly bodies and for the origin of earth and man. is not the law of Karma. Their doctrine of Reincarnation is a speculation based upon unproved premises. from desire to rest upon something. are seekIt is an ating that old staff: Authority. The Law of Causation. under the impetus of the age. 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. It is more oi a side track for those who. THEOSOPHY^ This phase of thought cannot rightly be termed a part of the New Thought movement.32 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. It is the easiest way to account for much of the phenomena of existence. but they who first taught it. for that delays effect to a future reincarnation. by making it cover the work of early liberals" and especially that done by the Unitarians. Its error lies in the claim that justice is not done here and now.
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 has proven itself a ratchet upon the mental machinery of the nation. both past and future. nor meet the demand of modern mind for clearness and practicability. it is more of a fad than a faith. thus giving time for reconsideration and correction. while former is based on Speculative Philosophy. New Thought is practical and teaches one to live now. Beyond this. Despite the fact that there is much in common between these two. . by compellng that which might have been a too rapid progress in the realm of ideas to modify its speed. Theosophy cannot rightly be credited with giving an}^ great impetus to liberal thought in America. 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. 33 "Two " Effect are." 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. Every known fact and every principle of the evolution philosophy disproves them. to make heaven now.NEW THOUGHT Cause and son. his life." He also calls them Chancellors of God. It has furnished a resting place for the leaner upon Author^. Theosophy with unthinkable duration. for the conservative and the timid. It can never become the faith of the warm hearted and religious. PRIMER. New Thought deals with the now.
Its principal error lies in giving too much power to matter. first. based upon. the Ego. non-established theories.34 I NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. as yet. for one with truth is more than millions repeating ancient error. am aware bers PHRENOLOGY. in so far as it recognizes that I build my head and can control it. Behind all its claims however rests the fact that size and texture of brain accompany certain human tendencies. by giving the common also deeply indebted to the travel- mind a nomenclature through which the . To Spurzheim and Gall the world owes a great debt. even to changing. and I." r a great advance upon earlier has been and will continue to be a great help to Mental Science. and next. 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. if true. It and it is ling phrenologist who has been preparing the field for New Thought. I deny it. It cannot yet rightly pose as a science. does not count. the shape of the skull in which I carry my brain. is subject to my will and desire. It is a fine stud} of Mind. of the claims made for its numand power which. This phase of thought has an important place in the development of the present movement. may control the head. like every other organ of my body. the Ego. the texture of brain. Phrenology is theories. I build my head. but it has important data for the Builder ot the future. and it. I. When asked if I do not believe in phrenology I answer: " Yes. made. In so far as it tells me that I am controlled by my head.
old institutions and awaken many prejudices into active opposition. Seeing that it came to a common humanity. like all other phases of truth. upon the weaknesses of that common humanity and attracted to it much that has proven to be error. It set in operation all the present methods of psychic investigation. The phenomena at Hydesville awakened an interest unequalled by any other phenomena in modern times.NEW THOUGHT present teacher can gible. based upon the recognition of man as Spirit. 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. and some that is not in accord with But this is also necessarily . the Soul recogniThis widetion. This work is now done by both Christian Science and New Thought. while mediums with their words of comfort have been in every home. it would have also been a mighty miracle if it had not also operated. held during the first half of last century. spread movement prepared the way among the masses for a practical work. PRIMER. freatest SPIRITUALISM. came from Spiritualism. but the spiritual. have been modified as the result ot the Hydeville raps. It would have been the mightiest of miracles if it had not met antagonism in conservative circles did not disturb many . his 35 intelli- make thought MODERN Modern h ought. good morals. Teachers of Spiritualism have gone into almost every school district its literature has whitened the world like a winter's snow the landscape. and it may be said that all the theories of Man.
Modern Spiritualism. journals. the sectarian. and has given birth to two others destined to be still more powerful than itself. Rev. and forced a rational philosophy into the pulpits. and through expression unfold them to a higher plane." is their cry. hell. has been overlooked. and the moralist. By taking advantage of the credulity and ignorance of the masses many charlatans have stolen its livery. "Nothing so good as the old. to serve the selfish propensities of man. heaven. using here. Truth must use the men and women it finds. R. It has compelled a change in the popular opinion of death. and the most practical side of this movement. until the movement under the name Spiritualism is almost wholly given over to phenomenalism. save by a few teachers. 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. have never been the friends of progress. can find to condemn. after its fifty-eight years progress. societies. In the sensational spirit which the Hydeville raps awakened the grander and more beautiful. 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.36 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The theologian. angels. the semblance of truth for selfish ends. But despite all that a calm judgment. Heber Newton says that for many centuries the only ideasthat have modified human conceptions of the Hereafter have come from Swedenborg and . true of every awakening.
x NEW THOUGHT IVER31TY PRIMER. but Truth is One. in teaching the Divinity of Man and Nature. virtually taught all this." 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. three years belore the Hydeville raps. Davis started those lectures which were later published " Nature and her Divine Revelatitle of tions. and its power to build its body into health and keep its environments to its desire through right thinking. under twenty -nine others. In them can be traced the heredity of every New Thought proposition. its unity with the One. which make a library that no student of the "Progress of Ideas" can ignore. their ideas sprang. Later teachers have brought into clearer light the truth he proclaimed. save those that make man conscious that he IS spirit here and NOW. 37 ANDREW JACKSON All DAVIS. They have been repeated by Spiritualists during all the years of its existence. and many teachers of various phases of New Thought. In 1845. Methods of application are many. are not aware of the source from whence. as noted before of Unitarianism. to him birth. by evolution. ' ' was Modern Spiritualism really born. Davis was at that time a lad of fourteen While in mesmeric trance he gave years. And we may honestly date New Thought " ' ' though present founders" of systems of Healing and teaching. But Davis. in the person and Revelations of Andrew Jackson Davis. New Thought ideas. Davis called his system " The Harmonial Philosophy. were born before the Hydeville raps." This book was followed up by .
Emerson had." The Affirmation of Phenominal Spiritualism I live as Spirit after the death of my body. 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. Culture is: / live the Spiritual life. here and now. others had used the same Principles for healing purposes." New Thought people arrive at it by concentration under some Affirmation." When present prejudices and sectarian feelings are lost in a love of Truth. as Davis termed it: An Arabula. the meed will be awarded to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Andrew Jackson Davis as the greatest prophets of the New Civilization which is a Brotherhood. magnetic healers and faith She instituted a curers. or. New Thought that I am not found at the beginning of this century. "Going into the Silence. method based upon a peculiar interpretation CHRISTIAN SCIENCES A very important Thought-movement. .38 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. is named "Christian Science." A better term is. long before. is: The Affirmation of New Thought is: Man is The Affirmation of Soul Spirit. Long prior to her advent. It is termed. had all applied it. here and no\v. Philosophical Spiritualism and this is so near able to "Draw a line between the two where God has not." To Mary Baker Eddy rightly belongs the credit of originating both the name and the interpretation of Scripture adopted by this sect. "Listening to the Silence. taught the same truth and mesmerists of all names and grades. Davis writes and speaks in what he terms the "Superior condition" which is the condition of all inspired persons.
' and her interpretation of Scripture. 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. so large a following can be obtained to so sectarian a movement.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. is a strange psychological fact which can be accounted for only upon the propensity men have to lean on authority. and a study of the Bible. and by recognizing that the spirit which led men to follow a "Thus said the Lord. Mrs. Christian Scientists are restricted to a reading. are refered to the publications of this sect." is the cry of Col. the foundation. to accord with the teachings of "Science and Health. and. 'Christian " All who wish to know her system Science. Most of her philosophy is the common stock of all liberal people. "Unchain Truth. Christian Science is a necessary step in the . Eddy. she says: "In the year 1866. in an age of freedom. and Mrs. No lattitude is allowed for individual opinion. They are persist ant All lectures and books are made proselytes. still controls the masses." In the first chapter of this edition. 39 The Principle of Suggestion is of the Bible." That. had been much more clearly taught as spiritualism. says: "The first edition of 'Science and Health' was published in 1875. "prin ted in 1890." and to the official publications of the "Mother Church" in Boston. Wise men do not submit to limitations.' in time of Moses. I discovered metaphysical healing and named it. "Science and Health. prior to her advent. in the Preface to the 48th edition of "Science and Health. Sabin who has come out from that sect to a broader field of thought.
I devote this space to it. Here it is denied with all the power of a Tetzel or a Diet of Worms. Christian Science is fifteenth centurj. The Truth in Christian Science is the common inheritance of Humanity." and finding this too narrow will pass. inspiration. What she says must not even be discussed. This is the distinction between Christian Science and New Thought. Inspiration not sealed. The God of Mrs. Because the popular conception so places it. 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. Eddy ness. into the freedom of New Thought. It follows the theologic tendency It in its dominion over the human will." and her word is final. is Mohammedan in its exclusive- The author of "Science and Health" claims to speak from the authority of "the Spirit. thus imprisoning the intellect of her followers. But Mrs. In Chapter X of her book she gives the " Platform of Christian Science. thy Word is abideth ever. for Christian Science is not New Thought. Mrs. Well says Samuel Longfellow : Lord. Eddy is the Supreme Court and gives her own interpretation. The liberty of private judgment is the gift of the Reformation. Mind is All. Was there allowed a free interpretation they would not be obnoxious.in its methods. and is not to be classed among New Thought movements. Eddy's basic proposition is pure Idealism. as did Moses. Inspiration is still common. evolution of the race. . limits.40 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. as thousands already have.
for she says. for the origin of Life is One. Greek. All who are in the lightning's path are hit. They have Truth but not all ot truth. Roman. All healing is one. Christian Science." or can tongue or pen overthrow it.another attempt to corner Truth. So all who obey conditions of health have it. The power of Authority over the Soul is broken. They have a method. Mind is one in all men.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. They heal." Thev Christian Scientists heal thousands. Written in the heart's deep pages.and heal. Barbarian. 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. Jew. on page 12 of "Science and Health": "No human tongue or pen has suggested the contents of "Science and Health. Neither Life nor Healing depends upon our conceptions of Truth anymore than our being hit with lightning depends upon our knowledge of electricity. 41 Answering unto man's endeavor. Eddy's proclamation looks like . Thought is Power. Mrs. cure a much larger proportion of their patients than do doctors of all schools. but in no greater proportion than other ThoughtHealers. Suggestion in the Law. That which came to ancient sages. what are their opinions of the power. New Thought and will both continue. Whenever in sin- . be they wise or ignorant in electric lore. but not all possible methods. Shines today forever new. As long as man is weak and seeks for assistance outside himself Christian Science will These cerity one thinks Health. he is healed. no matter two streams. Truth and Right are still revealed.
Helen Wilmans of Sea Breeze. The other. Truth finds a way of expression or makes one. Its genus is Thought Freedom. must ultimately die. Florida. endure in some form and under some name. differs from many. is rightly the founder of this branch of New Thought. recognizes no communication except between and seems to limit minds incarnate. Between the two the Soul goes marching on. but to work together for the good of all. is her Affirmation. She terms it Mental Science. She and from myself.42 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Give them both a fair field. Both movetions. will never organize. like all orNew ganized power. brought face to face in a practical work in a scientific and inventive age and in a free land. ments are now disintegrating old instituThe one whose watchword is " without limitations" will redeem the world. There will come a unity of action. Mrs. not to think alike. Man is Mind. as never before. It is based upon the principles of Idealism. the individual entirely to his own mentality. Under it all will come to a Realization of Truth. As long as man is intellectually free New Thought will be his Philosophy and control his life. New Thought will make ten thousand channels and will reach the sea. through the ignoring of psychic phenomena. and never long submits to limitations. and she consistentlv follows the Affirmation in all her . and societies of expression will naturally crystallize. rejecting all all conception of spirit and She claiming phenomena to be mental. MENTAL SCIENCE. Freedom and authority are represented by the two systems and are now.
She has laid a foundation broad and deep for future builders. Freedom. She has suffered. Cramer claims no authoritative interShe has a rational. E. These books will carry her name downtoposterit}^.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. God being Infinite. commonpretation. Mrs. and God One is the number of Unity. there can be no finite. owing to governmental interferance. Unity is forever the state or nature of one." She is a strenuous advocate of earthly immorality. Freedom. M. It is midway between Christian Science and New Thought. DIVINE SCIENCES This phase of New Thought was instituted by Mrs. published at Sea Breeze at $2. I trust but temporarily. It has New Thought freedom with Yet Christian Science reliance upon Bible. but seems to limit the thinking function. Mrs. This is her state- ment of Truth manifest. At present writing. her books and lessons have been a most important factor in New Thought. Her two books of power are " " Conquests of Conquest of Poverty "and Death. All reformers have had similar persecutions. it is suspended. This All in All is God. and Truth the more abounds because of it. Her paper. and at this writing is still suffering. Cramer. sense philosophy of life. She is a most successful healer by absent treatment and cures 90 per cent of her patients. 43 mind entirely to writings. Wilmans' paper. : There can be but one All. civil persecution through antagonisms aroused by her absent treatments. is a weekly.00 a year. He is all of . of San Francisco.
Body. Cramer also publishes at $1 a year. TRUTH STUDENTS. now in its 17th year. $1 a year. and ing the Nature of Spirit. so-called. It is .44 NEW THOUGHT i PRIMER. all of Presence. Truth. Soul. manifests in an ever-presis Spirit. is simply falling short. Intelligence. is Unity. " are one! and my Father God and is Spirit. however. Like expresses like. published in San Francisco Mrs. Their thought does not differ from that of Mental and Divine Scientists. Love. That which is begotten of Spirit is I am before I am manifest. potential in God. of Kansas their principal journal. all of Knowledge. all of Power. and is expresser. is. and Presence. Power. created in the image of God's and wholeness. this Truth. Truth. the exact image and likeness of Him. They are in every way successful and form an important brancn of the New Thought movement. Love. Knowledge. several books and holds meetings and classes at her College of Divine Science in this city. Soul. hence Man is Spirit. all of Life. Their methods are. Substance. Evil. There is one Spirit and one are inseparable. or missing the mark of. Creative action and Creation. Individually. They use the Bible. intelligent and progressive people take this name. giving it a spiritual interpretation. co-eternal and co-equal with Him. "I Being. Nothing can be manifest that is As God alone ent creation. Life. Mo. capable of doing God's will demonstratExistence. we The organ of this movement is Harmony. it is God who not before it is manifest. City. A class of sincere.. Man Man is Being and eternity co-worker. They establish' 'Homes of Truth" where teaching and healing is done and freewill offerings received. more in harmony with Divine Science. Substance.
and should be in every home as the child's companion. Since the Law is: / am that which I think I am. honorable and happy. than most have been willing to allow. a Law which underlies all the methods of the various schools of Mental Healing.. The under- . gesture or thought. While other schools use methods alone. Wee Wisdom. even when medicine is used. It is a beautiful little sheet. SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS. but without Suggestion they can be neither conveyed nor received. filled with just the thought that will make the child who reads it. Charles and Myrtle Filmore. One of the most important phases of New Thought is known as Suggestive Therapeutics or Healing by Suggestion. It is based upon the Law of Suggestion. That there are mental and psychic forces that can heal. 45 ever fair and honorable in its treatment of all other phases of thought. then the Soul (or Mind) works the cure. and has at its head two of the clearest of teachers. it follows that all that any system can do is to bring the patient into a right mental attitude. are facts.. It is constantly becoming more widely recognized * that Suggestion plays a more important part in healing. Unity Company also publishes the only child's paper in New Thought. in this school every known method of conveying a Suggestion is silent used. A Suggestion. is also a fact. by word. but Suggestion is an ever-present factor in them all. 'Magnetic Healing. That the Human body possesses something akin to radio-activity that will heal. is necessary. self-reliant. It is 50c a year." and other forms of healing.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. is a well attested fact.
and schools. institutions and teachers of all grades of excellence. are plentiful. published in Chicago. Through the use of Affirmation. but It this r was . lying Principles of all schools of New Thought are: Mind con trols all the manifestations of Human life. tends to cure. The success of practitioners in Suggestion in curing all manner of human ills. is making extensive demands upon its teachers. Carpenter's little book/ 'Plain instructions in Hypnotism. tion of the source of the power. Without it. including failure and poverty. 'How to Control Fate through Suggestion" and "Not Hypnotism but Suggestion. A * most essential knowledge in New Thought is that of Suggestion. one will fall into fads and impose limitations upon Truth." are especially recommended to be read before others are taken up. Suggestion." and my two books. when used upon one's self. $1 a year. Whatever.46 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. conduces to proper and healthful mental states. The popular name for this method of healing term conve} s a wrong coined from a misconcepimpression. E. The leading journal in this line is Suggestion. providing one will not be misled by his special plea for a dual mind and his prejudice against Spiritualism. Affirmation. The literature upon this subject is large.and is now repudiated by all advanced thinkers in this field is Hypnotism. Hudson's "Law of Psychic Phenomena" is good. one can cure all ills. therefore. A. Any good author upon Hypnotism -will do to start with. They will open the way to a more accurate judgment than can be formed from advertisements. and disease is the result of mental conditions. is termed Self-Suggestion Auto-Suggestion or better still.
Lord Rayleigh. the secretary. and many others of prominence in England. J. Balfour Stewart. Among them are Sir William Crooks. Minot J. own PSYCHIC RESEARCH SOCIETY." . William James. PRIMER. Myers. Andrew Lang." ing psychic phenomena taining first. has given the world the results of these years of investigation in a work entitled. Suggestion here. H. 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. Prof. tific For twenty years or more a number of sciengentlemen. that Man lives after death and can. W. 47 The power is that of the patient's mind. H. "Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death. with Phillips Brooks. Barrett." This society has published the results of its researches and many have been convinced.NEW THOUGHT of thought." next. Savage. E. to discover the origin of the Among its more active members are included eminent psychologists. R. and others of equal power in the United States. W. Myers. F. Heber-Newton. Hyslop. under the name of "The Psyhave been investigatwith a view of ascer- chic Research Society. reported and studied." which is one of the most important works since Darwin's promulgation of "The Origin of the Species. under right conditions. communicate with those still in the material form. is the potent factor. as everywhere in life. by the phenomena so carefully phenomena. Arthur Balflour. "the truthfulness of the common tales. Oliver Lodge. directed by the wise Suggestion of the Healer. physicists and authorative thinkers in many fields of activity.
inspiring us from their dates in the almanac. 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. develops in infinite evolution towards an ever." 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. I can imagine no other crises of such deep delight. the delight of the first dim notion of cosmic unity and law. . In the age of Thales. From the evidence presented he draws this conclusion: Every element of individual wisdom. such messages that between. incorporate.nearing hope* towards "Him who is at once thine innermost Self and thine ever unattainable Desire. we reach the perception that may become continuous and progressive. End* certainty. less are the varieties of lofty joy.48 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. virtue and love. but rather of a human unity. and imperishable co-operant. every man who has been or now living element. inalienable. that there is a deathless soul in man. be the opinion of other members of the committee. 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. into the deeper scientific conviction. Prof. * * * The new conception is neither of benefactors dead and done for. Europe felt the authentic messages from a world beyond our own. In the age of Christ.and joint inheritor of one Infinite makes a hope. wherein is.. nor of shadowy saints imagined to intercede for us at the tribunals more shadowy still. In Greece knew our own age. close linked beneath an un- What may known sway.
NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. there is a channel and fair way which future generations may learn to widen and clarify. 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. Nay. The worst fear is over. . OSTEOPATHY. until the psychic part is adjusted. this school recognizes. at the present time. 49 seen and unseen. P. and adopts methods of bodily treatments and hygenic precautions while New Thought relies entirely upon Mental treatments. Burk. it cannot be properly classed with New Thought. This ally is heartily welcomed. 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. The worst fear was tion or spiritual solitude. Condemn no organ of the body. to an ever-widening extent. in the Infinite Universe. and drug-giving. the true security is won. of the College and Sanitarium in this city. the effect of mental conditions and adopts mental methods of Its progressive practitioners are healing. rapidly growing into Suggestive Therapeutics. man may now feel for the first time at home. but agree with it and the victory is complete and lasting. the existence of sanitariums and all the different systems of cure in use is and nurses. and are an important factor in securing Medical Liberty for all. Ignorance of the Laws of Life on the plane of man's I existence responsible for the great horde of physicians drug stores. W. However. This extract from the Health Magazine by Dr. the true security the fear of spiritual extincis in the tele- pathic law. They have secured legal recognition in many states. It recognizes body.
. Dr. essays. "Mental Cure. J. to publish early in the sixties." "Soul and Body.50 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. treatises." " Primitive Mind Cure. Poems. Quimby was first a practitioner in an "Animal Magnetism. H. The reader is refered to a book by Mrs." " Mental Medicine. A. lectures. G. Students of New Thought will find an exten- from which to choose. but spiritual interpretation of the Bible." "Divine Law of Cure. compends and journals are numerous. Eddy was a patient and pupil of Dr. Quimby. P. Dewey of New York City has taught for many years a rational. Quimby first History for of Mental Science. to her system of Biblical interpretation and method of cure. which is now the foundation Principle of all mental healing. and his many works are a valuable contribution to New Thought. LITERATURE OF sive literature NEW THOUGHT." by J. Quimby. was probto apply in its present form the principle of Mental Healing. F." and "Esoteric Christianity. tracts." and by ex- perimentation came to the conclusion that disease was a belief. ably the of Portland. His books are among the very best. P. W. Maine. A. Dresser." and The True P. Quimby. lessons. Dr. I can mention only the most widely known ot authors I notice first Rev. Dresser. Evans. extended report of Dr. He began Among Dearly authors. Prentice Mulford was also one of the prolific and powerful these." -comprise a valuable library. Mrs. For several years he taught and treated from this Thought. and later applied the Principle he discovered and the philosophy she obtained from her acquaintance with Spiritualism. entitled " "Philosophy of P.
Hudson. C. J. Close. but having up-to-date wisdom they do not invite martyrdom. Paul Tyner. Charles Brodie Patterson. Helen Wilmans. In addition to this fact is this more important one: they show a moral power that is a saving grace to the nation. R. Theodore F. Sir William Crookes. Kashnu Hara. Weltmer. Newcomb. Emma Curtis Hopkins. Dresser. Joseph Stewart. Alfred Russell Wallace. Charles Dawbarn.NEW THOUGHT Especially PRIMER. Lida Churchill. Nancy McKay Gordan. Thomas J. A. O. Shelton. NEW THOUGHT No field JOURNALS. Margaret B. Thomas J. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Heber Newton. and behind the word is that spirit of journalistic labor intellectual . Eugene Del Mar. Helen Van Anderson. Edmund Whipple. Eleanor Kirk. F. and HENRY HARRISON BROWN. Savage. Ernest Loomis. Franz Hartman. Hannah Moore Kohaus. W. Chas. Robert G. Horace Fletcher. Andrew Jackson Davis. Doud. R. J. A. Call. W. Each has his or her work in the great evolution of Thought. Hudson Tuttle. 51 recommended are the works of Ralph Waldo Trine. In strong and convincing words they speak. Dowd. Lizzie Doten. Emilie Cady. Fannie B. These authors cover all the many phases of New Thought. shows greater power than New Thought. S. P. Henry Frank. Anna Rix Militz. Ingersoll. Dr. H. B. Anna McGowan. Seward. Lillian Whiting. N. Colville. Ursula Gesterfield. Henry Wood. Stanton Kirkham Davis. or believe in it. James Allen. F. Minot J. James. The spirit of the old martyrs is upon the editors of New Thought journals. Peak. which the twentieth century is to manifest. Buchannan. S.
being in all ways an individualist. $1. by Thomas J. Edited by Francis Edgar Mason.. 50c." but has nothing in comMrs. Washington. is the only magazine of its class devoted to NewThought. bi-monthly. and they all trust that common Father who moves upon the hearts and brains of His children. $1. Sea Breeze.. Here is a brief glance at the Journals Mind. It is the heavy artillery of the : movement. It is an honor to be a co-worker with such men and women.50. monthly. who for " Dominion years has been pastor of the .52 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.. Eddy. Elizabeth Towne.. This is to be classed with the successful and outspoken of New Thought encies. A progressive.00 per year. $2. bi-monthly. $1. This is one of the oldest and most widely circulated of New Thought Journals. Sheltpn. N. weekly (see p. Brooklyn. Y. N. Shelton calls himself " monthly. D. which recognizes mankind as one.. edited by Charles Brodie Patterson. monthly and it is felt wherever read. Its philosophy all is indi- vidualistic and free from theological tend- Eleanor Kirk's Monthly.. Y. edited by Joseph Stewart. Mr. Brooklyn.. Edited mon with Christian Science. Washington." A journal with clear statements of the Principles of Life. D. Realization. Fla.. clear-headed woman edits this Church. Y. Freedom. of love. monthly. Denver. is a quarterly edited by Leander Whipple at $1. 43) Nautilus. editor. Radiant Centre. Metaphysical Magazine. Mass. C. N. Dominion. New York City. Christian. Colo. C. $1. Holyoke. journals.
editor. her principles of the highest and her ideal the noblest. an important place as it recognizes what many do not. Kalamazoo. Washington. Unity and Wee Wisdom. Sabin is Bishop. P. Sabin. monthly. monthly. Washington News Letter. Mich. monthly. One of the oldest and staunchest of independent metaphysical journals. vibrations.. Worlds Advanced Thought. Mallory has published this for many years. Higher Thought. 50c.. A journal of Applied Metaphysics. Every word Mr. $1. of Kansas City. $1. editor. Mallpry. $1 and 50c. The See. Aside from its close adhesion to Biblical terms and interpretations it has that nothing differentiates it from other phases of New Thought. I am of the impression that it is the oldest New Thought journal. Kansas City. C. They are welcome at "NOW" Home for the spiritual atmosphere they bring. 50c monthly. She is a great sower of seed thoughts." of which Col. Life.. Both are doing noble service.editors. Barton. Lucy A. which are -widely quoted. Mrs. editor. Col. Evelyn Arthur and Chester editors. Ore. Ella Wheeler Wilcox's articles in the Hearst Syndicate are valuable contributions to New Thought. "Oliver C. A journal full of strong spiritual thinker and careful writer. Portland. This is the organ of The Reformed Christian Church. and C. She is a very clear . PRIMER. have been noticed. D. Mo. J. Fills 53 Kate Atkinson Boehme.NEW THOUGHT $1.. the reality of psychic phenomena. Barton pens for Life is fraught with a deep sense of the responsibility of his position as teacher. A.
EuIs a meaty $1. Allegheny. Henry Harrison Brown. $1. This is a comparatively new venture and evidently has come to stay lor it claims quite a circulation." a series of Affirmations. free from the limitations of any authority but his own sense of right. monthly. an editorial upon some phases of Life and its manifestation. Toronto. San Antonio.. Cal. Edited by Virginia F. Man is Spirit here. Tex. A clean little journal advocating Suggestion in healing and recognizing that psychic phenomena which demonstrates Man to be spirit Now. gene Del Mar. Chicago. It is in its 4th volume. Its method of instruction is by Affirmation. $1 a year. book is poem by the editor. It Thought journal. M. He puts out a most helpful journal. Searchlight.. a leading New outspoken . Can. $1. editor. outspoken journal along Mental Science lines. This is the only Canadian journal advocating New Thought. Colo. monthly. A Journal of Affirmation. and dialect poems by carefully edited. 111. Common Sense Advocate. besides report of Phenomena. It is a fearless. Its Fundamental Principle is and lives the spiritual life now. Fred Burfs Journal. $1 a year. Organ of the Prentice Mulford Society. $1. journal by a clear and forcible reasoner and Mental Science teacher.00. Each number contains" Lesson in Soul Culture. and Sam^Exton Foulds. The editor publishes only his own articles and has no need to call assistance. It. Mental Advocate. editor. New Thought Pa. G. Sheppard. D. selections from leading A New Thought journals. Denver. now and eternally.00. Editor. Ralph Weston. San : Francisco.54 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.. notices.
Boston. at 50c. $1. Light of Truth. Mass. O. Columbus. Douthit. Unity. weekly. is free in expression. but chant the beauties of GOOD. Its spirit is 55 that and fearless. It has contributions from the brightest writers and ministers. $1. Medical Talk. recommend the Banner of Light. Y. Y. There not in the U. published at San cisco.. $1. weekly. $1.. at $1. Pacific Coast Unitarianism is represented by is the Pacific Unitarian. It is in the front rank of journals for its humanitarian and progressive ideas. It has powerful influence in literary and theological fields. Philosophical Journal. $2. Ohio. little Franpaper Our Best Words. Sunflower. and while conservative. Cal. edited by one of the most soulful of ministers. Among journals devoted Thought is in part to Newnoted: Magazine of Mysteries. of Emerson's admonition the "Don't bark against the bad. Shelbyville. edited by Jasper L. Is the organ of Western Unitarianism. 111. Columbus. $2 a year.. Unitarian minister at that place. Chicago. monthly. Mass. SPIRITUALISM. S. Boston. N. Cal. San Francisco. Lilly Dale. Among journals devoted to Spiritualism I MISCELLANEOUS.. N. Jenkins Lloyd Jones.NEW THOUGHT : PRIMER. This is a fine little much less known than it deserves.. a more carefully edited journal. . $1. yet ever kindly." THE UNITARIAN JOURNALS ARE: Christian Register.. is a journal in its 21st volume...
These may be truth. 50c. They rest upon a recognition of the body. two pages devoted to New Thought. It would require quite a book to contain their names. $1. editor. Reasoner. Kan. West wood. Dieting. $1. Physical Culture. All sorts of fads and personal idiosyncrasies are being palmed off upon the public as phases of New Thought. Ida. Many have cards in the various journals. Tenn. Omaha. $1... PRIMER. Ariel. take cognizance of body are the application of methods that recognize physical instrumentalities. devoted more especially to the Father Kneipp nature cure. P.. Mass. Lawrence. SelfNeb. San Luis Obispo.. The reader is referred to them. City. Denver. Y. Occult Tiuth Seeker. are no more a part of New Thought than are Geology. but they are not New Thought. 50c a year. monthly. Fasting. and cures alone through mental agencies. etc. 75c a year. 25c. It is not the author's business to decide what truth there may be in any system. Culture. Calif. editor. Monthly. Only those who teach and rely upon purely Mental Methods does he class as New Thought.. journal.56 NEW THOUGHT $1. Orfino. Anyone desiring lessons is recommended to take advice in regard to teachers from those well posted in New Thought. etc. Hygiene. Naturopath. Chromophathy. New Life.. New Thought recognizes Mind alone. Astrology. Braun. Vegetarianism. It is his business to classify.. N.. B. $1. Dieting. Graphology. Mind . Moments. $1 a year. TEACHERS AND SOCIETIES Are numerous in every city. Chemistry and Physiology. C. Mind is all. New Ruskin. Riches. A very progressive Jacob Tulley. Palmistry.
Prentice Mulford Club. MAN HAS POWER THROUGH RIGHT THINKING TO CONTROL HIS ENVIRONMENT. entitled The Viveka Chintamani" That this Thought has penetrated every land is evidenced by the fact that has subscribers. Esoteric Extension. edited by O Hashnu Hara. FOREIGN JOURNALS. and the only one. have been formed over the United States. SOCIETIES. India. the well known English writer upon Occult themes. New South Wales. It is estimated that those who accept some phase of NewThought already number millions. Universal Truth all : Club. tions are the reflection of mental conditions. Exodus Soceity. the English Magazine of Mysteries. Mental Science Institute. AND PROGRESS. and "NOW" Folk correspondents. published at Adelaide. and Truth Students. NOW . Sara Wilder Pratt Rooms. called body. edited by James Allen. printed in native tongue.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The Century. London. and one from Madras. 57 controls its manifestation. Many societies along each of the lines enumerated in preceding sections. Thought is the instrumentality. in every land where English is spoken. Body All physical condiis the creation of mind. The only foreign New Thought journals that come to NOW office are: The Light of Reason. 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. Chicago Truth center. used by New Thought The axiom of the movement is teachers. Australia. Unpleasant conditions are to be removed by mental means.
he has learned to develop them. or name them with Paul. Soul Culture is an attempt to systematically Conscious of powers. there is necessarily much chaff with the wheat." In this recognition. should be too critically examined. I put forth Soul Culture. I AN UNFOLDING SOUL. no Philosophy. He is now becoming conscious of himself ascultivate the spiritual faculties. and not as an expected perfect expression of Truth.. by carrying rational thought into spiritual fields. Explained and Defined. Call them "psychic" if it please 3r ou. Spirit. 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.Soul Culture and "NOW" Philosophy. 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. But in the inception of so great a movement. he is learning to develop them. All New Thought schools are more or less imbued with this perception. he has learned to discipline them. "Spiritual gifts. is the Affirmation of progressive persons. conscious of intellectual powers. and in this consciousness is recognizing within himself spiritual faculties. No method. conscious of esthetic powers.
. "As a man thinketh in his heart. among which are "God." "Force. and that something is GOOD." "Omnipo- men in all ages tence." "Intelligence. which I call indifferently Spirit or God." "Allah. This also is a fundamental Principlein "NOW" Philosophy. . Upon this Law. and How TO THINK. Teach a person WHAT TO THINK. Through a one knowledge and application of control his fate. Spirit. It is also present Law of Human life. This is stating in the terms of today the thought of old as expressed in the words." "Eternal Wisdom. the Law of Philosophy is based upon the Principle This is the individual side of I termed Auto-Suggestion and Self-Hypnotism. This One.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER." I prefer the term. It stands for that "power behind phenomena" which have recognized and named by various names. It is now fundamental all philosophic and scientific reasoning! But in this system it is carried to its full logical extent. "NOW of Affirmation." which is to be interpreted thus: A person is controlled by his convictions of Truth. Everywhere and in everything. 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. AFFIRMATION. The Law of Suggestion is the Universal and EverI WHICH THINK Suggestion: I AM THAT AM. so is he." "Energy. and you have done for him all you can. all the work of Soul Culture rests." "Mind. it. may UNITY." "Brahma. nothing is seen but the manifestation of ONE SOMETHING.
etc. Evil is not in the mani- that Philosophy and Ethics . Evil is not in the circumstance. but in whatever form. that there is of Modes Mo- must also give up the idea ot duality. atomic. it is the way in which the circumstance is viewed. Both Vibration and the resulting Sensation are named alike. is through Motion. or the action of ions. but are the mental attitude the individual takes toward manifestations of the One. but no matter what the manifestation. So it is with light. and consciously recognized as Sensation. and also for the sensation produced by them. THE IDEA OF DUALITY.60 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. that form of manifestation is known only as "A mode of Motion. For instance: Heat is the name for waves of motion of a certain length and speed. Good and evil are not conditions of the One. This primitive idea still maintains its place among the masses. but has passed The primitive man's. sound. One was good and one was evil. To New Thought all is Good. IT will not do to affirm that this One is Motion." The only way this One is known to us is through these modes of Motion. but it is true. manifests in millions of ways. child man's. idea of the Universe was that of two antagonistic forces ever at war. These Modes of Motion differ in the speed of Vibration. This motion may beetheric. it is manifest to the senses as Vibration. the away from all who adopt New Science having demonstrated but one Energy under various tion. molecular. that all we can ever know of IT. electric. it follows Thought. The One Power cannot be both Good and Evil.
sun is good to the person who wishes it to ripen his grain it is evil to him who falls under its stroke. Electricity. But the ultimate ot every human exthose he fears. and through the phenomena of Telepathy. fire. night. The circumstances of life are non-ethical. from their . because it is a lesson. wind. When man comes among them food e soon divides them into those he enjoys and This distinction he makes himself.NEW THOUGHT festations of God. in the PRIMER. flood. etc. and subject to investigation and in- telligent control as are the ordinary forms of . which is the translerance of a thought or an emotion from one person to another without material means of contact. to the wisdom and goodness of the ONE and affirms : ALL IS GOOD. in lands where man is not." manifestations of Universal energy.* This is one of the principal Affirmations ot Soul Culture. are neither nor bad.. but is the opinion one holds of that manifestation. " Modes of Motion. To affirm it and actualize it by Jiving it is to make every circumstance good. It is now a demonstrated fact that Thought and Emotion are also forms of Force. These. 61 manifestations of Eternal Energy. Thus. rain. sun. effects upon perience is knowledge and unfoldfment. easily endured. New Thought looks beyond present appearance. TELEPATHY^ Soul Culture is in harmony with the deductions of science. The recognition of the All Good makes the manifestations of life joyous. are in themselves without ethical significance.
avoid sickness. will. pain. Through choice. The fact that Thought and Emotion are also Modes of Motion led to the discovery that man has means of recognizing these finer Vibrations. Inspiration. and to the five senses is added those spiritual means of recognition which we term: Intuition. It unites physics and metaphysics. NEW THOUGHT This fact is PRIMER. These are the conscious responses to the higher.62 Energy. All possibilities lie latent within the Soul. Telepathy. it is possible by the persistent holding of an Ideal to become in manifestation that Ideal. making of the two one Science of Mind. since he can think what he chooses. sorrow. the connecting link be- SPIRITUAL FACULTIES^ Heretofore man has limited his Modes of perceptions of Motion (Vibrations) to those recognized by his five senses. and make of himself whatever he chooses. because it is Force. man has it through the control of Thought. Man will in future moulds his Ideal into material shape. and how to develop any faculty at in his power. Since Man is that which he is convinced he is. and all unhappiness. as the five senses are to the lower. Vibrations. failure. and Psychometry. Only thus has any person accomplished anything in life. to control his life expression. CONTROL OF LIFE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF FINER FORCES * Understanding Thought as Force. Clairvoyance. . Soul culture teaches how to do this intelligently. and Thought. tween Physical and Spiritual science.
and possesses in the Real Self . Soul Culture is the result of thirty-five years investigation on my part of all psychic phenomena under the Law of Suggestion. are there in limitless . an individual Soul. has given rise to the many schools of New Thought. EACH PERSON Each person is IS AN EGO. not upon special organs. These possibilities lie in it. and Love. but upon the whole nervous system. and the methods of healing noted in preceding pages. we sense coming events.all also called the Sub-conscious possibilities of Infinity.NEW THOUGHT FACULTIES ^ PRIMER. Thought. Life. and the fingers of the blind are sensitive to slightest inequalities in surfaces. the trained ear will detect a false tone on any one of fifty instruments. For instance. The trained eye detects shades in colors the ordinary does not see. This sensitiveness is an extension of the recognition of Sensations. we FEEL uncomfortable in the presence of certain persons or in certain rooms. The tea taster has trained his tongue to detect slightest flavors. A study of these sensations in the present recognition of Thought and Love as Power. awaiting unfoldmend into consciousness. a part of the Indivisible ONE. All power and all wisdom are there. Thought and Love produce Sensations. 63 UNFOLDMENT OF SPIRITUAL &* Through application of the knowledge of sound as Vibration. at times we feel depressed or elated without being able to find cause in the ordinary channels. ^ an Ego. man has trained the ear so that where the uneducated will not notice discord.
to help men and women to consciously control their destiny through right thinking." man is to become conscious that he possesses 'dominion over all things. Supply is Infinite. ALL IS GOOD. when one knows how to awaken into expression this sub-conscious self. Therefore. The secret of health. quantity. and has the ALL for its reservoir. All may consciously. for Supply in any direction." Mankind has looked forward to a "Millennium. to help them. for Love. make conditions to fulfill all these prophecies. body and environment can be made as desired. 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 . As a child of Infinite Energy. for the Soul is One with Infinity." when all shall be blessed. by the Affirmation. THINKING." to the "Second Coming of Christ. That time has come to thousands who have accepted New Thought. and thus ever manifest normally in that condition we call health can call upon it for Intelligence." as "The heir of all the ages. THE PURPOSE OF SOUL CULTURE Is to teach men and women so to think as to Infinite Supply. to build life to desire." to a "Day of Redemption. through conscious choice. he can call upon it for supply of Life. With right thought and emotion.64 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. longings and hopes of mankind. success and happiness lies in knowing what and how to think and then . All should recognize it as being here now. as "A son of God.
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