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I have tried to be as impartial as truth. I can afford to be true only to her. 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. I have intended to make I nient. her. Its limits cannot be mapped. in love. In this Primer. purpose but an outline of the origin. study. the definition as broad as justice and the Principle of Evolution would let me. deyelprinciples and purpose of the widespread and ever widening movement comprehended under the term. It covers a movement at present heterogeneous and embracing many minor fields." The term has no definite meaning. brought in my attention to my own position. Truly your friend. knowing that all who see will follow In Love and Truth. Each person is to draw his own lines. I am glad of the privilege of lifting for a moment her veil. and The reader will fellows.IISTTRODUCTIOISr. Truth is so lovely that the Truth-seeker soon becomes the Truth-lover. I have consecrated myself to Truth and my life is now in her sermy positive. "New Thought. but here I feef I have the right to be personal and vice. and to look upon every side of the question only as a reThe charge of partiality may be porter. HENRY HARRISON BROWN 160600 .
. or deed. by thought.To the Memory and Omnipresence of All who. have contributed to the present freedom of Sow/. word.
cause which cause. Ideas also have their heredity. I will correct any reported injustice in subsequent editions.Origin. of continuity. Variations occur and under the Law of Variation. Nature unfolds. There is no human condition that is not the child of a preceding one. but the effect of which is also the effect remote cause. Human progress is the of that which is . I purpose to trace in outline the Heredity of the New Thought movement. Under the law of Heredity science traces evolution from parent to child and thus finds tendencies. History and Principles of New Thought HEREDITY. faculties and conditions. so that when one seeks a beginning of any movement he is compelled to some some anterior of a still more . All movements in human thought obey these laws of Heredity and Variation. This law of evolution. of method. that appear in parent. gradual unfoldment man is condition germinal is but a slight change upon some Effects are the result of is eternally in man. are transmitted to offspring. and purpose is a constant one. Desiring to deal justly with each form of the movement. Each earlier one. PAST EVOLUTION. Life in time is the unfolder. I will give information sufficient to enable the curious reader to easily fill in additional details.
viz: 1st Sense of God sends his teachers unto every age. Soul. Well says Lowell answer: "The beginning is in Ultimate Cause. God. 2d His demands on us. Law . finds that all these varying systems are based upon the same conceptions. nor gives the realm some over-ruling Power. A wave once started in ocean never stops till it reaches the limit of the ocean. is variously called: Energy." Therefore to trace the beginnings of New Thought we should have to trace That medium Spirit. Thought is a wave that flows like those of the ocean from shore to shore. which is the common possession of the race. heart and mind. From earliest historic periods we can trace many of the ideas of this movement. is given forth by some earnest soul as a supposed new revelation. the beginnings of history. With revelations fitted to their growth And shape of mind. for there is no limit to the medium in which it is a wave. 3d The recognition of human duties. 2d With 3d And love all thy soul. : of Truth Unto the selfish rule of one sole race. To every clime. The student of comparative religions. Jesus announced the same in his condensation of Hebrew and Prophets: 1st Love the Lord. Max Muller tells us that three ideas form the foundations of all religions. Every age and people is a manifestation of this movement. so a thought once started will never stop. out of man -which grow regulations of the conduct of to man. Truth is one with Ultimate Cause. Truth is ever unfolding. thy God.8 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. out of which grow systems of worship. and every race of men. Individual perceptions and expressions differ and often some old thought.
Improvements. 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. that -which most completely satisfies the Soul. New Thought is but a later conception of this One Power. one. Man and Duty that are familiar to us. many of our present conceptions. From the coiir ception of primitive man to the present time. it is thy neighbor as thyself. 9 based upon these. ANCIENT held IDEAS. economic. "could be written above every theologic. Have not these conceptions come down to us with the life they transmitted ? The Hindoo Scriptures contain many conceptions of God. It is an evolution of that Soul conception into a conscious reality. is not allowed to pass into oblivion. scientific. No matter what the religion or philosophical Power an actuality in daily life by methods of spiritual unfoldment." we call them. Culture has made this primitive thought of belief. They are only enlarged conceptions of the Truth is truth that our fathers held.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.by their clay tablets. social and artistic creed and above every in" vention. That which nearest expresses absolute Truth. there has been but an evolution ol human thought concerning the Power that is. "Old ideas revised and improved. as evidenced by their relics. The nations of antiquity. Why have all these conceptions survived ? By reason of Nature's law: The Survival of the Fittest. The most any age or race can do is to . and notablj.
The Love Principle had been but dimly perceived before him. develop somewhat some phase of Truth by making some distinctive change in the method of expression. "Heaven-Father" embodies conceptions of Power and Creation.10 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Through this Unity of Truth and Unity of Unfoldment." age THE CHRISTIAN ERA. Jesus also developed the idea of duty into that of brotherhood. and through the impetus of the early church they have been sent down to us. we are connected with all the past and with all mankind. He applied the Love principle also to human conduct in the "New Commandment" "That ye love one another. Human. He said " Our Father. Present civilization has been most effected by Greek Ideas as they came to us through the New Testament. 7 Prior to " Heaven-Father. becomes one of the " choir It is thus that the thinker in every invisible. and this lifted the wor' ship of Omnipotence from mere external ceremanifestations of fear to worship through Love." those of Love and Providence. as it appears during nineteen centuries of human evolution. mony and . He was steeped in the Logos Philosophy of the Greek which he Hebraized. It is to Paul that we are indebted for this." Max this it had been Muller tells us that "Heaven-Father" is the term for Omnipotence in every religion." Thus may Jesus rightly be termed the founder of New Thought. Jesus marks one of the great eras of unfoldment in the conception of Omnipotence. He placed the emphasis upon Fatherhood and that Fatherhood made Deity. "Our Father.
Hegle. and the poet Goethe especially Schiller." systems that have much in common with the idea of Omnipresence. It developed later into the form one may find in is Kempis and Madame Guyon. Locke. During the Middle Ages as PRIMER. In these can be found many of the ideas of New Thought teachers. Zeno.NEW THOUGHT MEDIEVAL THOUGHT. But in the English philosopher Berkeley do we find the greatest resemblance. Schopenhauer. and the conception of Realization as held its by New Thought teachers. and so warm was it at times that Jesus and the Thomas a' a condition of most ardent church were thought of as one thinks of wife or mistress. before Plato. Berkeley. fundamentally . and moulde-l the opinions of the present. and IDEALISM." This phase of thought came into existence at the close of the third century. Spinosa and Liebnitz revived the Idealism of Plato. Fichte. GERMAN PHILOSOPHERS. Descartes. One who desires to become familiar with these authors are recommended to read Kant. 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. It is the practical side of the saying of Jesus: "My father and I are one. The Mysticism of the Middle Ages developed in Germany into a philosophy which changed at that time the current of thought. Christian Science in an imperfect reflection of the Idealism of Berkeley. It piety. Shelling.
Hegle finds the only reality in the relation that exists be- tween the Ego and the non-Ego. W. In politics. Idealism holds that Ideas The external universe exists only as it is reflected in the mind. and social life. taught the same. New Thought is came legitimately from the loins of the Thought with which the nineteenth century and the new nation opened. or an idea of the mind of the Ego. NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and able of our New Thought teachers. how great was his indebtedness to them. The speculative truth that lies underneath this philosophy is realized Truth in New Thought. All interested in tracing Idealism farther can find in any encyclopedia enough to make clear our indebtedness to these philosophers. religion. The new American nation was to a great extent the child of French liberalism. and I here most gladly acknowledge my own philosophic debt to this most lucid. trace only the last century history of evolution.12 are All. According to Fichte this non-Ego is but a creation. Evans. What they intellectual^ perceived is now a constant reality in the lives of thousands. . in his w^orks upon Mental Science. This new century the child of the old. I have briefly shown how that century was the culmination of all the thought of the past. I THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. The national birth but twenty-four years will Thought previous had stimulated thought in all directions. by his quotations. F. Matter is part of that which is not the Ego. Rev. Liberal ideas at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century were permeating every channel of the national life. strong. shows.
trace the mental unfold ment and progress of the century." a most thought provoking and stimulating book. and with it the emancipation of the masses from the stern and unyielding theology which our fathers left us. Now comes the last. The history of a nation is the history of its few thinkers. debt to him. He has had many names. won in the eighteenth century. William Ellery Channing gave in Baltimore in 1818 his great address. Only a few of these names can To give them all would be to I mention. All who are today emancipated from the rigid theology of that period owe a great ABOLITIONISM. opened the way for the intellectual liberty which the nineteenth century won. as a child of the universe. 13 was a decided American atmosphere. Whenever the prophet is needed he comes. . a liberty that belongs to each." It is for this liberty that New Thought stands. This liberty is Spiritual Liberty.NEW THOUGHT there PRIMER. as a son of the one power. and the perfect liberty knocking at the door of the 20th century. I can only follow our special thought. "The liberty of the sons of God. Political liberty. The discontent with the old had culminated in Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason. 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. or as John has it. which later caused a split in the Calvinistic churches. He has come. dividing them into the Unitarian and Trinitarian. CHANNING.
through though his doctrine of Universal Salvation. UNIVERSAUSM. which Channing phasized. EUAS HICKS. because he held to Revelation." -was his shiboleth. started another progressive movement in the theological field which. was limited. John Murray. Livermore of Meadville Theological School taught us. and no student of the history of New Thought can afford to omit his life. EMERSON. "All is good. Calvin taught that all were born to be damned. "Murray's was not a change in principle from Calvinism. ave in preparing the colonies for their liberty.14 NEW THOUGHT lifted PRIMER. and opportunity lor still other visions that fave culminated in the present awakening. which Calvinism emto that of Love. while Murray taught that all are born to be saved." To an age that believed in "Eternal Damnation" Murray was an important reaction. emphasizes. In 1838 Emerson gave his address before the divinity students of Harvard College. and as Dr. This movement the theologic thought Justice." makes today. Quakerism had been an important factor during the 18th century and did noble work In the 19th century Elias Hicks came. "God is Love. That . and with his new vision helped on emancipation. ol importance. It made as great a change in the pop- from that of ular thought as that which the affirmation.
NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. all men This removed the barrier to human are. and the pure wheat stored for present sowing. the obtuse and speculative doctrines of the ancients. were all winnowed. 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." he will drink so deeply that all other authors will seem tame commentaries upon him." and "Over Soul. aspiration and opened divine expression as a possibility for all men. 15 address marks an era in the intellectual life of America. and there started a discussion that is responsible. more than any other factor. more than to any other source. It did not seem important then. the mysticism of the middle ages. Christian Science is an exaggerated and contorted exposition of the clear and pure thought of Emerson. Two years before this he had written " Nature/'" in which the Idealism of Berkeley. I advise him to read Emerson. the credit of the New Thought movement. In this declaration he made all subsequent growth possible. It matters little where he begins but if he starts with the " essays upon Self-Reliance" and "Compensation. For this reason I attribute to Emerson. . 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. Would my reader drink at the original fount. for present liberal conditions. From that time until his death he taught along the lines be therein laid down. 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.
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
Thoreau. George William Curtis.and to C. Frothingham's "History of Transcendentalism. Sanborn. Charles A. Cheney. Edna D. David A. and Horace Greeley.Dana. The reader is referred to the "History of the Brook Farm." by John Thomas Codman. Alcott. and all are steps toward United States. needs to become more or less familiar with community life in the the Shakers and the Oneida Communists. T. COMMUNITIES. two of the successful. Julia Ward Howe. Wasson. as their thought is the transcendental thought: Lowell. John Weiss. judged by the world's business standards. B. were successful. W. in its scattering. C. To it we may trace New Thought. known as Brook Farm. Cranch. Whoever would understand thoroughly the sources of present thought. and would trace the evolution of ideas. 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.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. William Henry Channing." for further particulars upon one of the most interesting attempts to actualize the Principal of Brotherhood. Higginson. Jones Very. 19 ment. The Transcendental period was the formative period in American thought-life. It covers . It is without the province of this essay to detail that history. Theodore Parker. Here met great thinkers. Many others started and many. a ripened boll. Frank B. BROOK FARM^ Out of Transcendentalism arose the attempt at community life. and what if the experiment failed for want of financial support? It was. P. Margaret Fuller.
Each person is expected to teach that which to him is truth. In Unitarianism. more This Principle is now finding expression in Trades Unions.20 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Fraternal Societies. Despite its too coldly intellectual attitude. we find the nearest approach on the intellectual side to the present New Thought. conserving all that was good and true in all movements. and its truth." "Man is not a fallen but a rising . it has held the religious life of the people poised and harmonious. is the great intellectual fountain from whence has flowed into every day life the latest thought along all lines of investigation. Colonies. It is the cultured source that has kept sweet and clean the progress of theological thought. UNITARIANISM^ Unitarianism. The fundamental principle of Unitarianism is the right of private judgment. Co-operative Associations. It proclaims the fundamental propositions of Mental Science and Soul Culture in its affirmations of "The Indwelling God" and "Divine Nature of Man. and kept the church in touch with science and philosophy. its great men. Perceptions of this Principle is also stirring the world tinder the many phasesof New Thought. its liberality. because of its organization. and Fraternal Insurance Companies. perfect realization of the Principle of Brotherhood. It has no creed. Profit Sharing. its persistence. 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. It has been the balance wheel in the mental workshop.
Every Unitarian Society intellectually is NewThought. It is the difference between knowing one is a Son of God. But amid my pain." There is in Truth no break between the teachers of Mental Science and Unitarianism. one who reads chemistry. suddenly there came in my mind why are you this question: "If God "dwells in you.NEW THOUGHT creature. fear. I preached the "Indwelling God. I preached. taught on the Spiritualist platform. and on the verge of the grave. and never looks at the stars. sick and in pain?" As soon as I could straighten out my affairs. it has stood for all that is free." and grew sick and broken down in body. Western Unitarianism proclaims itself for "Freedom. From Channing's time to the present. as . Unitarians follow the old method: preach and educate. and heart-hunger. and serviceable in life. The two movements differ only in the application of Truth to life. beautiful. pain. and being a Son of God." PRIMER. the same perceptions of Truth I now preach under "Soul Culture. anxiety. for the service of man. ''Upon every thing write. or one who studies mathematics. New Thought teaches: Demonstrate by Living. in religion. worry. and never goes to the laboratory. Fellowship. "The kingdom of heaven is within you. Honest and believing. and never calculates the price of material at so much per pound. and Character. 21 is one of its favorite maxims." and created within myself the kingdom of disease." says James Freeman Clark. or better. as there is between a student who reads his books 011 astronomy. I preached in the Unitarian pulpit. This denomina- tion is not sectarian. and I then thought I was faithful." but there is as much difference between my then and my now.
through suffering. Yet. or help. God is in me "an ever present Where once I felt trouble. You cared for it then. I thought I knew what my body wanted. In time." I know is my shepherd. as the child the parent. as. because I have perfect faith in you " It took me some time to outgrow old habits of thought. I will take no more thought for my body than I did when I was a babe." I would say to myself when things seemed to go wrong. I have not changed my ideas of man as Spirit. I find I do not know how to take care of it. I have not changed the idea which I had of God while in pulpit or on platform. I put myself into His hands. you dwell in we and I expect you to take care of me." I trust. I said: God "Now. This position is one which the faithful ones in every religious belief have taken in all ages.22 soon NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. He be- one in all Life's manifestations. or pain. you will care for it now. I have simply learned to make practical what I then intel- came "My Silent Partner!" We are lectually held. I have never faltered in this surrender. whom I live and have my being. I now know only peace: "For Thou art with me. I to the objective life. and to the only Living God. "God knows his business. "and I do not I cannot want with Him as provider. I surrender it to you. Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. I to the conscious. the Indwelling straightened them out. All is thus ever well with me. I left all things to Him." fear. But I persevered and my body assumed the conditions of health. . I let you have perfect control of my life. Old doubt and old conditions gradually would come back. He attends to the subconscious. God. He attends to the subjective. the One "in that "The Lord want.
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. New Thought is logically carrying into daily life the faith of the church. have same different thoughts. authority. we live New Thought and activity. many names on the roll be among of Unitarian teachers will those whom posterity will delight to honor as intellectual and noble pioneers. yet will I trust good. " I will fear no evil. 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. When the history of the Emancipation of the Soul from fetters of fear. but is 23 We the the "Old Faith" intellectually applied to daily thought life. Emerson was a member. which they proclaimed.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and reason." are to us as clearly self-evident truth and as easily applied to daily life as are those of mathematics or chemistry." These axioms in him. All is " Though he sla3^ me. It is consciously applying Truth which man has unconsciously applied during all his past. FREE RELIGIOUS ASSOCIATIONS. Among the most active members . NEW THOUGHT. and its initiation into the pure air of spirit is written. who by thought and life ushered in the day of our Redemption.
The nineteenth century saw many awakenings. found no superior among liberal papers. poverty. and we live w^hat the} thought. religious Many prophets sprang up de- . and others whose names were then power in the intellectual world. and Celia Burleigh. We now use Truth as Power. Wm. As a seed sower. but in demonstration. and Free Thinkers all are limited. centuries discovered. Cheney. Universalist.24 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. H. Fro thingham. The Free Religious movement was a spring far up the mountain. were O. 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. progressive Its limitations lay where the Unitarian. Lucretia Mott. as a movement that awakening. Francis Ellingwood Abbott. but these latter movements have put a soul into the intellectual mummy. and are now an important part of the mightiest movement the race has ever A movement that means the experienced. this was very important. Edna D. disease and death. not in thought. its many streams of thought have found the sea of daily life. in power and ability. abolition of pain. B. Liberal League. Its organ was The Index. which has. just as the nineteenth century used The twentieth century uses the force previous RELIGIOUS AWAKENINGS. 7 steam. Its literature teems with thoughts which are made conditions for the present New Thought property of all now the common men and women.
Revivals were frequent. all led by many powerful teachers.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER." are now realities through this application. have been interpreted the tive millions of communications from the decarIn like nate and from the sub-conscious. 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. the "end of Those who proclaimed felt the oncoming power. Psychometry solves these riddles of feeling." and "The End of the World. The sensifeels them. 25 claring these were "the last days. Coming events are realities of Spirit." Millerism was the most important ot these. Questions that visions. under the common sense and scientific habits of a developed race. manner came . and her Divine Revelations. inspirations and interpretations of theologians and sectarians during the last century. and must interpret them according to his intelligence. They interpreted this feeling according to their intellectual and theological training. "The Second Coming of Christ. giving birth to the New." According to education and predeliction of each prophet. the world" that silent growth of Soul which would ultimately break the limitations of sense. Emerson says that Swedenbprg "was hampered by theological limitations." Andrew Jackson Davis was free from limitations of education and theology. he had never read a book when he gave the world "Nature. just as Sweedenborg interpreted his visions." This freedom preserved Modern Spiritualism from having a "founder. Then came Mormanism. of ancient thought of God in man.
for centuries have disturbed the minds of men concerning their Soul and the future. ment. and we are better posted on ancient Jewish history than were the Rabbis at the time of Jesus. the Bible. It has done much to bring light to the slums of society. are a protest against the exclusiveness and heartlessness of wealth and culture. by the emancipation that has come to it through the labor of scholars in unearthing its historv. its spirit of helpfulness. HIGHER CRITICISM* While many teachers. Every religious awakening takes its place as a factor. the world.26 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. we are intelligent where they were totally ignor- . and his origin. and by new interpretations of. each new convert in a revival. are now settled scientifically. 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. while in the history of contemporaneous. has helped it on. and still more ancient nations. Its freedom from the virus of respectability. The spirit of New Thought is one with theirs. each interpretation of the Bible. each new teacher. Today more is known of the origin of the books of the Old Testament. as have been those con- cerning Each new sect. man. the pubmind has been prepared for rational lic use and interpretation. and evince this by their use of. authors and editors in various lines of New Thought are woefully ignorant of the results of Higher Criticism.
have thrown off limitations of authority and use the Bible. and all literature as means of expressing the faitn of a common humanity. The higher criticism will have conferred its greatest benefit. but because they are common revelation. know the real place and origin of the Bible.NEW THOUGHT ant. and of one God in that humanit}'. 27 Suffice it to say that did the hundreds are today basing their teachings upon Biblical interpretations. 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." and often crats were born. The growth of Personal Liberty. and Shakespere. they would turn their attention to more profitable discussions. is also manifest in the breaking of party fetters. the Gospels. . the Prophets. The Psalms. When I was a . under the impetus of an unfolding soul. The Bible so lives. so lives the winnowed literature of the past. will live wherever they voice a common human need. They are the daily expressions of millions. As Homer. as Burns and Whittier. PRIMER. POLITICAL LIBERTY* ABOLITION MOVEMENT. lad Whigs and DemoFor a boy to vote a different ticket from his father and grandfather was to brand him a " turn coat. and as a vehicle through which the aspiring soul may find expression. who . not because they are special revelations. as manifested in the weakening of sectarian fetters. will live as long as the human heart is human. when those who. and will ultimately be the expression of every soul.
Eddy proclaimed But the it. the Republican party was organized. scientific and practical study and culture of the Soul. AM was a step on the way to this New Thought affirmation. No matter of what vibrations composed. Soul goes marching on. Whig party through the Free Soil movement. social. The various phases of New Thought are other steps toward unified. Ultimately. has been broken and . 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. intellect. but stopped at his limit. property and death. not has a Soul. Man. out of many fragments of old parties." Its shibboleth: I TRUTH. will pass beyond disease. Mrs. and now its cry is " Truth for Authority. sectarian. and aesthetic ability have been systematso this century will see ically trained. spiritual faculties cultivated. as Soul. poverty. will learn to live the immortal life here and now. Luther proclaimed freedom of conscience as a principle. but no authority for Truth. Soul Culture comes as the fruit on the tree of intellectual development. caused him to be disinhehited. theological. Man knows he IS. political fetter that Every civil. he will not die to possess that body.28 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. As body. 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. Garrison proclaimed it and stopped at his limit. but limits it to her revelation. The Abolition Movement was the first great disintegrating It virtually broke up the political factor.
lies in knowing how to cause friend. Man has made no more important discovery than this law." "Electro Biology." "Animal Magnetism. Every controlled by his thoughts.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Early in the last century there was an increased interest in the discoveries of Mesmer who.Statuvolence. 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. Suggestion gives the key to the ." and "Psychology. thought were forces from the magnet." '. present in every New Thought movement. All that was included in past investigation under the terms " Mes- merism. during the last quarter pi the preceding century. 29 ANIMAL MAGNETISM." "Magnetic Healing. The secret of all inspiration. That other will maniconduct that which he has mentally accepted. This Law is the one Principle. the power he and his contemporaries " called Animal Magnetism "to be but the power of Suggestion." THE LAW OF SUGGESTION. It opens an era in human progress that presages the realization of that New Civilization which prophets have foreseen and sages foretold. The attitude determines conditions of body and environment." is now included under the term "Suggestion. but which later he thought were magnetic forces of the Later investigation has proven operator. at first. instruction and healing. The Law is stated thus I THAT WHICH is AM I THINK I AM.
social. This war was the culmination of a long struggle. progressive people. From the study of Suggestion under other names has sprung every phase of New Thought. the war burned rubbish and left a soil ready for the sprouting of new War was Spirit- THE . the Civil the most potent power in breaking down partition walls between the sects and giving a free field to thought. 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.30 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. PEOPLE. They comprised a bod}' of freewno were thinking. closing with the emancipation of the black slave. it also freed the masses from the prejudices of sect and section. Though it is just to say that few teachers are aware of the fundamental Principle or know the secret of I especially their success. PROGRESSIVE FRIENDS. THE CIVIL Next to Emerson. and ualism. Literature is plente- ous upon this subject. religious. recommend my books as containing an up-to-date explanation of the Law and its operation. Unitarianism. to it I refer the reader. a great leaven in American thought and a factor of power in that evolution which ultimated in New Thought. Like a fire over a wood lot. Pa. These were of set of "comeouters" from the Quakers who held yearly meetings in West Chester. political. medical and industrial phenomena of life.
it A new exodus is neces- comes. Soul still marches on. we. this new soil for Liberty. This gave an intellectual impetus to the new nation. PRIMER. owe a debt of gratitude for that condition of race thought and public opinion that makes our New Thought acceptable. Constant movement westward kept public sentiment pliable. All is sary and Mind. and All is Good. and such lass. were developed as were the orators and artists of Greece. and backward goes the tide. Liberty of Spirit comes in the twentieth centur}. for these can flourish only under spontaneous action ot the Soul such as Greece had when she was emerging from barbarism to civilization. To every pioneer from Ptymouth Rock to Golden Gate. In the new spontaneity and spontaneity was active. .NEW THOUGHT seeds. could the movements which preceeded New Thought have been possible. the new century sees the breaking of settlements. The breaking of old associations by removal as pioneers. New problems were ever arising for social and political solution. VASTNESS OF OUR COUNTRY AND we find every new settlement fertile in new ideas. produced a mental condition ripe to impulses that arise in the sub-conscious. as spiritual pioneers.as liberty of thought came in the ninteenth. consequent^ men as Lincoln and Dougand hundreds of others. ITS NEW SETTLEMENTS^^ Nowhere. Conformity kills inspiration. 31 The returning soldier brought home that tolerance which comes only from comradship in danger. Now that the tide of emigration has been stopped by the Pacific. save in the United States.
which lies at the root of all scientific investigation. 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. from desire to rest upon something. are seekIt is an ating that old staff: Authority. mon with . also accounted in the same easy way for the movement of the heavenly bodies and for the origin of earth and man.32 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Their doctrine of Reincarnation is a speculation based upon unproved premises. in regard to the origin and destiny of man. for that delays effect to a future reincarnation. Simultaneously with every thought comes its effect. 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. is not the law of Karma. It is the easiest way to account for much of the phenomena of existence. The Law of Causation. but they who first taught it. Their teachers make too great a claim for the movement. have reacted from the stress of modern scientific investigation and. THEOSOPHY^ This phase of thought cannot rightly be termed a part of the New Thought movement. As these phases of speculation have been outgrown this should be. Karma is also a childish way of righting the seeming injustice of life. under the impetus of the age. tempt to graft upon the thought and life of this era the childish speculations of an early people. To modern thought. which may well be called a sect. It is more oi a side track for those who.
thus giving time for reconsideration and correction. to make heaven now. nor meet the demand of modern mind for clearness and practicability. and that many of New Thought teachers accept these speculation of the problems of life by scientific minds nor become part of the future Science of tions. New Thought deals with the now. it is more of a fad than a faith." 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. Despite the fact that there is much in common between these two.NEW THOUGHT Cause and son. Every known fact and every principle of the evolution philosophy disproves them. while former is based on Speculative Philosophy. Beyond this. his life. PRIMER. in the words of Emersides of one fact. Theosophy cannot rightly be credited with giving an}^ great impetus to liberal thought in America. New Thought is practical and teaches one to live now." He also calls them Chancellors of God. for the conservative and the timid. It has furnished a resting place for the leaner upon Author^. Theosophy with unthinkable duration. 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. by compellng that which might have been a too rapid progress in the realm of ideas to modify its speed. . It can never become the faith of the warm hearted and religious. it is safe to say that Reincarnation and Karma will never be the accepted solu- Mind. both past and future. 33 "Two " Effect are.
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. and next. am aware bers PHRENOLOGY. and I. based upon. for one with truth is more than millions repeating ancient error. and it. This phase of thought has an important place in the development of the present movement. the texture of brain. I. made." r a great advance upon earlier has been and will continue to be a great help to Mental Science. When asked if I do not believe in phrenology I answer: " Yes. I deny it. the Ego. the Ego. even to changing. by giving the common also deeply indebted to the travel- mind a nomenclature through which the . like every other organ of my body. non-established theories. as yet. in so far as it recognizes that I build my head and can control it. Phrenology is theories. does not count. Behind all its claims however rests the fact that size and texture of brain accompany certain human tendencies. It and it is ling phrenologist who has been preparing the field for New Thought. It cannot yet rightly pose as a science. of the claims made for its numand power which. In so far as it tells me that I am controlled by my head. It is a fine stud} of Mind. but it has important data for the Builder ot the future. I build my head. To Spurzheim and Gall the world owes a great debt. first.34 I NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. may control the head. is subject to my will and desire. the shape of the skull in which I carry my brain. Its principal error lies in giving too much power to matter. if true.
It set in operation all the present methods of psychic investigation. spread movement prepared the way among the masses for a practical work. upon the weaknesses of that common humanity and attracted to it much that has proven to be error. held during the first half of last century. but the spiritual. It would have been the mightiest of miracles if it had not met antagonism in conservative circles did not disturb many . freatest SPIRITUALISM. and some that is not in accord with But this is also necessarily . while mediums with their words of comfort have been in every home. good morals. The phenomena at Hydesville awakened an interest unequalled by any other phenomena in modern times.NEW THOUGHT present teacher can gible. and it may be said that all the theories of Man. like all other phases of truth. Seeing that it came to a common humanity. 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. the Soul recogniThis widetion. old institutions and awaken many prejudices into active opposition. This work is now done by both Christian Science and New Thought. PRIMER. based upon the recognition of man as Spirit. have been modified as the result ot the Hydeville raps. came from Spiritualism. his 35 intelli- make thought MODERN Modern h ought. Teachers of Spiritualism have gone into almost every school district its literature has whitened the world like a winter's snow the landscape. it would have also been a mighty miracle if it had not also operated.
journals. can find to condemn. until the movement under the name Spiritualism is almost wholly given over to phenomenalism. and through expression unfold them to a higher plane. after its fifty-eight years progress. By taking advantage of the credulity and ignorance of the masses many charlatans have stolen its livery. Truth must use the men and women it finds. "Nothing so good as the old.36 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. has been overlooked. have never been the friends of progress. heaven. Rev. 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 . hell. true of every awakening. and the moralist. . The theologian. It has compelled a change in the popular opinion of death. 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. save by a few teachers." is their cry. the semblance of truth for selfish ends. Modern Spiritualism. and has given birth to two others destined to be still more powerful than itself. and the most practical side of this movement. and forced a rational philosophy into the pulpits. using here. 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. In the sensational spirit which the Hydeville raps awakened the grander and more beautiful. and the resurrection. to serve the selfish propensities of man. angels. R. the sectarian. societies.
New Thought ideas. in the person and Revelations of Andrew Jackson Davis. Davis was at that time a lad of fourteen While in mesmeric trance he gave years.x NEW THOUGHT IVER31TY PRIMER. as noted before of Unitarianism. and many teachers of various phases of New Thought. and its power to build its body into health and keep its environments to its desire through right thinking. Davis called his system " The Harmonial Philosophy. save those that make man conscious that he IS spirit here and NOW. in teaching the Divinity of Man and Nature. And we may honestly date New Thought " ' ' though present founders" of systems of Healing and teaching. In them can be traced the heredity of every New Thought proposition. But Davis. by evolution. were born before the Hydeville raps. to him birth. Davis started those lectures which were later published " Nature and her Divine Revelatitle of tions. three years belore the Hydeville raps. 37 ANDREW JACKSON All DAVIS. are not aware of the source from whence. In 1845. which make a library that no student of the "Progress of Ideas" can ignore. They have been repeated by Spiritualists during all the years of its existence. their ideas sprang. but Truth is One. under twenty -nine others. virtually taught all this. ' ' was Modern Spiritualism really born." This book was followed up by . its unity with the One." 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. Later teachers have brought into clearer light the truth he proclaimed. Methods of application are many.
Philosophical Spiritualism and this is so near able to "Draw a line between the two where God has not." A better term is. here and no\v. Tennyson tells us that he reached this condition by repeating his own name till he passed into a state he termed "the perfection of individuality. "Listening to the Silence. had all applied it. Long prior to her advent. is: The Affirmation of New Thought is: Man is The Affirmation of Soul Spirit. as Davis termed it: An Arabula. taught the same truth and mesmerists of all names and grades. New Thought that I am not found at the beginning of this century." To Mary Baker Eddy rightly belongs the credit of originating both the name and the interpretation of Scripture adopted by this sect. 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." The Affirmation of Phenominal Spiritualism I live as Spirit after the death of my body. . is named "Christian Science. others had used the same Principles for healing purposes. Emerson had." When present prejudices and sectarian feelings are lost in a love of Truth. Davis writes and speaks in what he terms the "Superior condition" which is the condition of all inspired persons. "Going into the Silence. here and now.38 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Culture is: / live the Spiritual life. or. It is termed. method based upon a peculiar interpretation CHRISTIAN SCIENCES A very important Thought-movement. magnetic healers and faith She instituted a curers." New Thought people arrive at it by concentration under some Affirmation. long before.
had been much more clearly taught as spiritualism. in the Preface to the 48th edition of "Science and Health. Eddy. "Unchain Truth. in an age of freedom." is the cry of Col. Mrs. Wise men do not submit to limitations. to accord with the teachings of "Science and Health." That. "prin ted in 1890. and by recognizing that the spirit which led men to follow a "Thus said the Lord. and. I discovered metaphysical healing and named it. prior to her advent. she says: "In the year 1866.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Eddy's interpretation of it in her book. says: "The first edition of 'Science and Health' was published in 1875. and Mrs. "Science and Health." In the first chapter of this edition. are refered to the publications of this sect." and to the official publications of the "Mother Church" in Boston.' in time of Moses. and a study of the Bible.' and her interpretation of Scripture. still controls the masses. Christian Scientists are restricted to a reading. No lattitude is allowed for individual opinion. Christian Science is a necessary step in the . They are persist ant All lectures and books are made proselytes. so large a following can be obtained to so sectarian a movement. 'Christian " All who wish to know her system Science. is a strange psychological fact which can be accounted for only upon the propensity men have to lean on authority. Sabin who has come out from that sect to a broader field of thought. Most of her philosophy is the common stock of all liberal people. the foundation. Most of the writings of these people are repellant from their dogmatism and authoritive manner of presentation. 39 The Principle of Suggestion is of the Bible.
in its methods. In Chapter X of her book she gives the " Platform of Christian Science. Well says Samuel Longfellow : Lord. is Mohammedan in its exclusive- The author of "Science and Health" claims to speak from the authority of "the Spirit. into the freedom of New Thought. I devote this space to it. as did Moses. Through it many will pass from the tyrrany of ecclesiastic dogma to that of "Science and Health. . The God of Mrs. Inspiration is still common. limits. inspiration. Eddy ness." and her word is final. It follows the theologic tendency It in its dominion over the human will. Mind is All." It consists of twenty planks none of which are original. Inspiration not sealed. The Truth in Christian Science is the common inheritance of Humanity. This is the distinction between Christian Science and New Thought. Eddy is the Supreme Court and gives her own interpretation. Was there allowed a free interpretation they would not be obnoxious. Here it is denied with all the power of a Tetzel or a Diet of Worms. thy Word is abideth ever. Christian Science is fifteenth centurj. and is not to be classed among New Thought movements.40 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Mrs. Because the popular conception so places it. The liberty of private judgment is the gift of the Reformation. evolution of the race. for Christian Science is not New Thought. thus imprisoning the intellect of her followers." and finding this too narrow will pass. Eddy's basic proposition is pure Idealism. But Mrs. as thousands already have. What she says must not even be discussed.
They have a method." Thev Christian Scientists heal thousands. So all who obey conditions of health have it. Christian Science. That which came to ancient sages. 41 Answering unto man's endeavor. Eddy's proclamation looks like . he is healed. for she says. Suggestion in the Law. Thought is Power. Jew. Mrs.and heal. but in no greater proportion than other ThoughtHealers. be they wise or ignorant in electric lore. Neither Life nor Healing depends upon our conceptions of Truth anymore than our being hit with lightning depends upon our knowledge of electricity. All healing is one. As long as man is weak and seeks for assistance outside himself Christian Science will These cerity one thinks Health. They have Truth but not all ot truth. Shines today forever new." or can tongue or pen overthrow it. All who are in the lightning's path are hit. Truth and Right are still revealed. Mind is one in all men. Greek. Barbarian. on page 12 of "Science and Health": "No human tongue or pen has suggested the contents of "Science and Health. but not all possible methods. no matter two streams.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The power of Authority over the Soul is broken. They heal. 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. what are their opinions of the power.another attempt to corner Truth. for the origin of Life is One. cure a much larger proportion of their patients than do doctors of all schools. Whenever in sin- . Roman. Written in the heart's deep pages. New Thought and will both continue.
is rightly the founder of this branch of New Thought. As long as man is intellectually free New Thought will be his Philosophy and control his life. Freedom and authority are represented by the two systems and are now. differs from many.42 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. She terms it Mental Science. the individual entirely to his own mentality. is her Affirmation. Florida. Mrs. rejecting all all conception of spirit and She claiming phenomena to be mental. It is based upon the principles of Idealism. Man is Mind. There will come a unity of action. and never long submits to limitations. MENTAL SCIENCE. but to work together for the good of all. brought face to face in a practical work in a scientific and inventive age and in a free land. Give them both a fair field. She and from myself. New Thought will make ten thousand channels and will reach the sea. Under it all will come to a Realization of Truth. Its genus is Thought Freedom. Helen Wilmans of Sea Breeze. Between the two the Soul goes marching on. as never before. will never organize. through the ignoring of psychic phenomena. must ultimately die. like all orNew ganized power. and she consistentlv follows the Affirmation in all her . Truth finds a way of expression or makes one. recognizes no communication except between and seems to limit minds incarnate. Both movetions. not to think alike. The other. and societies of expression will naturally crystallize. ments are now disintegrating old instituThe one whose watchword is " without limitations" will redeem the world. endure in some form and under some name.
published at Sea Breeze at $2. and at this writing is still suffering. He is all of . 43 mind entirely to writings. She is a most successful healer by absent treatment and cures 90 per cent of her patients. Her two books of power are " " Conquests of Conquest of Poverty "and Death. This is her state- ment of Truth manifest. These books will carry her name downtoposterit}^. Mrs. Freedom. there can be no finite. M. She has laid a foundation broad and deep for future builders. This All in All is God.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. it is suspended. sense philosophy of life. God being Infinite. E. commonpretation. All reformers have had similar persecutions. civil persecution through antagonisms aroused by her absent treatments. It has New Thought freedom with Yet Christian Science reliance upon Bible." She is a strenuous advocate of earthly immorality. DIVINE SCIENCES This phase of New Thought was instituted by Mrs. Mrs. Cramer claims no authoritative interShe has a rational. Unity is forever the state or nature of one. Wilmans' paper.00 a year. owing to governmental interferance. At present writing. Cramer. but seems to limit the thinking function. of San Francisco. I trust but temporarily. Her paper. It is midway between Christian Science and New Thought. is a weekly. Freedom. : There can be but one All. and God One is the number of Unity. and Truth the more abounds because of it. her books and lessons have been a most important factor in New Thought. She has suffered.
all of Knowledge. Their thought does not differ from that of Mental and Divine Scientists. Substance. Life. all of Presence. "I Being. and Presence. all of Life. Creative action and Creation. however. Truth. Cramer also publishes at $1 a year. this Truth. so-called. and is expresser. A class of sincere. Individually. Body. all of Power. TRUTH STUDENTS. is simply falling short. Nothing can be manifest that is As God alone ent creation. published in San Francisco Mrs. manifests in an ever-presis Spirit. Knowledge. Love. and ing the Nature of Spirit.44 NEW THOUGHT i PRIMER. it is God who not before it is manifest. is. There is one Spirit and one are inseparable. $1 a year. " are one! and my Father God and is Spirit. giving it a spiritual interpretation. Soul. Evil. co-eternal and co-equal with Him. Intelligence. now in its 17th year. They use the Bible. or missing the mark of. potential in God. That which is begotten of Spirit is I am before I am manifest. Man Man is Being and eternity co-worker. Their methods are. Mo. intelligent and progressive people take this name. They establish' 'Homes of Truth" where teaching and healing is done and freewill offerings received. It is . Soul. of Kansas their principal journal. capable of doing God's will demonstratExistence. Love. City. They are in every way successful and form an important brancn of the New Thought movement. hence Man is Spirit. is Unity. Truth. several books and holds meetings and classes at her College of Divine Science in this city. the exact image and likeness of Him. created in the image of God's and wholeness. Power. Like expresses like. Substance. we The organ of this movement is Harmony.. more in harmony with Divine Science.
The under- .NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. and should be in every home as the child's companion. but Suggestion is an ever-present factor in them all. While other schools use methods alone. It is 50c a year. Since the Law is: / am that which I think I am. It is a beautiful little sheet. even when medicine is used. is necessary. That the Human body possesses something akin to radio-activity that will heal. That there are mental and psychic forces that can heal. and has at its head two of the clearest of teachers. but without Suggestion they can be neither conveyed nor received. It is constantly becoming more widely recognized * that Suggestion plays a more important part in healing. 'Magnetic Healing.. self-reliant. A Suggestion. then the Soul (or Mind) works the cure. honorable and happy." and other forms of healing. by word.. are facts. One of the most important phases of New Thought is known as Suggestive Therapeutics or Healing by Suggestion. Unity Company also publishes the only child's paper in New Thought. gesture or thought. a Law which underlies all the methods of the various schools of Mental Healing. 45 ever fair and honorable in its treatment of all other phases of thought. is a well attested fact. is also a fact. than most have been willing to allow. Charles and Myrtle Filmore. 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. SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS. Wee Wisdom. filled with just the thought that will make the child who reads it. It is based upon the Law of Suggestion.
The popular name for this method of healing term conve} s a wrong coined from a misconcepimpression. Any good author upon Hypnotism -will do to start with. Affirmation. is making extensive demands upon its teachers. A * most essential knowledge in New Thought is that of Suggestion. when used upon one's self. The success of practitioners in Suggestion in curing all manner of human ills. $1 a year. Without it. E. Hudson's "Law of Psychic Phenomena" is good. Through the use of Affirmation. Whatever." and my two books. including failure and poverty. They will open the way to a more accurate judgment than can be formed from advertisements. The literature upon this subject is large. A. tion of the source of the power. Suggestion. 'How to Control Fate through Suggestion" and "Not Hypnotism but Suggestion. one will fall into fads and impose limitations upon Truth. lying Principles of all schools of New Thought are: Mind con trols all the manifestations of Human life. are plentiful. Carpenter's little book/ 'Plain instructions in Hypnotism. is termed Self-Suggestion Auto-Suggestion or better still.46 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. institutions and teachers of all grades of excellence. therefore. providing one will not be misled by his special plea for a dual mind and his prejudice against Spiritualism. conduces to proper and healthful mental states.and is now repudiated by all advanced thinkers in this field is Hypnotism.and schools. tends to cure. but It this r was ." are especially recommended to be read before others are taken up. published in Chicago. and disease is the result of mental conditions. The leading journal in this line is Suggestion. one can cure all ills.
has given the world the results of these years of investigation in a work entitled. communicate with those still in the material form. by the phenomena so carefully phenomena. Prof. Among them are Sir William Crooks. Savage. directed by the wise Suggestion of the Healer. "Human Personality and its Survival of Bodily Death." . as everywhere in life." ing psychic phenomena taining first. E. Balfour Stewart." which is one of the most important works since Darwin's promulgation of "The Origin of the Species. William James. "the truthfulness of the common tales. and many others of prominence in England. Minot J. with Phillips Brooks. Andrew Lang. Myers. PRIMER. Heber-Newton. J. W. H. Suggestion here. under right conditions. F. 47 The power is that of the patient's mind. Myers. 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. under the name of "The Psyhave been investigatwith a view of ascer- chic Research Society." This society has published the results of its researches and many have been convinced. W. reported and studied. Oliver Lodge. own PSYCHIC RESEARCH SOCIETY.NEW THOUGHT of thought. Hyslop. that Man lives after death and can." next. and others of equal power in the United States. the secretary. is the potent factor. R. tific For twenty years or more a number of sciengentlemen. Barrett. Lord Rayleigh. physicists and authorative thinkers in many fields of activity. H. Arthur Balflour. to discover the origin of the Among its more active members are included eminent psychologists.
close linked beneath an un- What may known sway.. every man who has been or now living element. we reach the perception that may become continuous and progressive. End* certainty. be the opinion of other members of the committee. the delight of the first dim notion of cosmic unity and law. Prof.48 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. virtue and love. In Greece knew our own age. nor of shadowy saints imagined to intercede for us at the tribunals more shadowy still. such messages that between. but rather of a human unity. incorporate. Europe felt the authentic messages from a world beyond our own. and imperishable co-operant." In this outburst of faith he gives as the promise for the Twentieth century's zenith the realization of Immortality: have often felt as though the present age were ever unduly favored. . wherein is. that there is a deathless soul in man. less are the varieties of lofty joy.nearing hope* towards "Him who is at once thine innermost Self and thine ever unattainable Desire. 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. inalienable. into the deeper scientific conviction. From the evidence presented he draws this conclusion: Every element of individual wisdom. In the age of Thales. develops in infinite evolution towards an ever. 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. * * * The new conception is neither of benefactors dead and done for. inspiring us from their dates in the almanac.and joint inheritor of one Infinite makes a hope. I can imagine no other crises of such deep delight. In the age of Christ.
Condemn no organ of the body. They have secured legal recognition in many states. The worst fear is over. there is a channel and fair way which future generations may learn to widen and clarify. rapidly growing into Suggestive Therapeutics. and adopts methods of bodily treatments and hygenic precautions while New Thought relies entirely upon Mental treatments. but agree with it and the victory is complete and lasting. 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. and drug-giving. the true security is won. it cannot be properly classed with New Thought. the effect of mental conditions and adopts mental methods of Its progressive practitioners are healing. in the Infinite Universe. Burk. While this school of medicine is a great advance upon the old schools. The worst fear was tion or spiritual solitude. Nay. P. . 49 seen and unseen. of the College and Sanitarium in this city. OSTEOPATHY. to an ever-widening extent. This extract from the Health Magazine by Dr. that in spite of all physical methods the mal-adjustment continues and will. This ally is heartily welcomed. Ignorance of the Laws of Life on the plane of man's I existence responsible for the great horde of physicians drug stores. However. at the present time. W. the existence of sanitariums and all the different systems of cure in use is and nurses. this school recognizes. and are an important factor in securing Medical Liberty for all. the true security the fear of spiritual extincis in the tele- pathic law. It recognizes body. man may now feel for the first time at home. until the psychic part is adjusted.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER.
" and by ex- perimentation came to the conclusion that disease was a belief." " Primitive Mind Cure. Quimby. Prentice Mulford was also one of the prolific and powerful these." by J. to publish early in the sixties. "Mental Cure. Mrs. P. entitled " "Philosophy of P. A. His books are among the very best. P. For several years he taught and treated from this Thought. lectures. Quimby." and The True P. LITERATURE OF sive literature NEW THOUGHT. and his many works are a valuable contribution to New Thought.50 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Dresser. . essays. lessons. G. J. Dresser. extended report of Dr. compends and journals are numerous. Poems." "Soul and Body. Quimby. tracts. The reader is refered to a book by Mrs. W." "Divine Law of Cure." and "Esoteric Christianity. Eddy was a patient and pupil of Dr. He began Among Dearly authors. ably the of Portland. F. but spiritual interpretation of the Bible. was probto apply in its present form the principle of Mental Healing. A. to her system of Biblical interpretation and method of cure. Dr. I can mention only the most widely known ot authors I notice first Rev." -comprise a valuable library. H. and later applied the Principle he discovered and the philosophy she obtained from her acquaintance with Spiritualism. Quimby was first a practitioner in an "Animal Magnetism. Dr." " Mental Medicine. treatises. Dewey of New York City has taught for many years a rational. Quimby first History for of Mental Science. Evans. Students of New Thought will find an exten- from which to choose. which is now the foundation Principle of all mental healing. Maine.
Ursula Gesterfield. Colville. J. Thomas J. Call. NEW THOUGHT No field JOURNALS. Sir William Crookes. Charles Brodie Patterson. Peak. C. P. F. R. Buchannan. Dowd. Theodore F. S. N. The spirit of the old martyrs is upon the editors of New Thought journals. Each has his or her work in the great evolution of Thought. Stanton Kirkham Davis. A. Savage. H. Alfred Russell Wallace. Margaret B. Hudson. Anna McGowan. Heber Newton. B. 51 recommended are the works of Ralph Waldo Trine. Close. James Allen. Edmund Whipple. Franz Hartman. Anna Rix Militz. Nancy McKay Gordan. Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Minot J. Eugene Del Mar. S. Helen Van Anderson. shows greater power than New Thought. W. Dresser. and HENRY HARRISON BROWN. Henry Wood. Hannah Moore Kohaus. W. Ernest Loomis. Horace Fletcher. Joseph Stewart. In addition to this fact is this more important one: they show a moral power that is a saving grace to the nation. James. A. F. Kashnu Hara. Fannie B. Andrew Jackson Davis. Paul Tyner. Emilie Cady. Eleanor Kirk. J. These authors cover all the many phases of New Thought.NEW THOUGHT Especially PRIMER. Lizzie Doten. Weltmer. Emma Curtis Hopkins. Chas. Thomas J. Shelton. or believe in it. Seward. which the twentieth century is to manifest. Henry Frank. R. Lida Churchill. Charles Dawbarn. Robert G. Doud. and behind the word is that spirit of journalistic labor intellectual . Dr. Hudson Tuttle. Ingersoll. Newcomb. O. Lillian Whiting. Helen Wilmans. In strong and convincing words they speak. but having up-to-date wisdom they do not invite martyrdom.
50c. Denver. editor. $1.. Christian. of love. bi-monthly..52 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. This is one of the oldest and most widely circulated of New Thought Journals.. edited by Joseph Stewart. journals. $1. Y. Colo. Realization. bi-monthly. $1. Brooklyn. N. edited by Charles Brodie Patterson. Brooklyn. clear-headed woman edits this Church.. C. Y." A journal with clear statements of the Principles of Life. monthly. N. being in all ways an individualist. Mr. Metaphysical Magazine. Y. $1. C. N. Holyoke. Shelton calls himself " monthly. D. Fla. 43) Nautilus. Freedom. It is the heavy artillery of the : movement. Sheltpn. $2. Sea Breeze. monthly and it is felt wherever read. Mass... and they all trust that common Father who moves upon the hearts and brains of His children. Eddy. Here is a brief glance at the Journals Mind. Elizabeth Towne.50. by Thomas J." but has nothing in comMrs.. who for " Dominion years has been pastor of the . is a quarterly edited by Leander Whipple at $1. Washington. which recognizes mankind as one. This is to be classed with the successful and outspoken of New Thought encies. Edited mon with Christian Science. New York City. Edited by Francis Edgar Mason. is the only magazine of its class devoted to NewThought.00 per year. weekly (see p. It is an honor to be a co-worker with such men and women. Washington. Radiant Centre. Its philosophy all is indi- vidualistic and free from theological tend- Eleanor Kirk's Monthly.. monthly. D. Dominion. A progressive.
J. Ore. Washington News Letter. Mallory has published this for many years. D. Both are doing noble service. of Kansas City. Fills 53 Kate Atkinson Boehme. editor.. Kansas City.NEW THOUGHT $1. have been noticed. editor. I am of the impression that it is the oldest New Thought journal. and C. Col. Worlds Advanced Thought. One of the oldest and staunchest of independent metaphysical journals." of which Col. $1 and 50c. Higher Thought. editor. Barton pens for Life is fraught with a deep sense of the responsibility of his position as teacher. Mallpry. Sabin. Sabin is Bishop. Ella Wheeler Wilcox's articles in the Hearst Syndicate are valuable contributions to New Thought.. P. Barton. Lucy A.. A journal of Applied Metaphysics. Kalamazoo. Mo. This is the organ of The Reformed Christian Church. She is a great sower of seed thoughts. monthly. Evelyn Arthur and Chester editors. monthly. They are welcome at "NOW" Home for the spiritual atmosphere they bring. monthly. Every word Mr. Portland. C. Mrs. Unity and Wee Wisdom. Life. PRIMER.editors. her principles of the highest and her ideal the noblest. the reality of psychic phenomena. A journal full of strong spiritual thinker and careful writer. She is a very clear . an important place as it recognizes what many do not. A. Washington.. $1. which are -widely quoted. 50c monthly. $1. The See. "Oliver C. vibrations. Aside from its close adhesion to Biblical terms and interpretations it has that nothing differentiates it from other phases of New Thought. Mich. 50c.
San : Francisco.00.54 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Henry Harrison Brown. Its Fundamental Principle is and lives the spiritual life now. Allegheny. It. Searchlight. monthly. besides report of Phenomena. This is a comparatively new venture and evidently has come to stay lor it claims quite a circulation. now and eternally. $1. gene Del Mar. It is a fearless.. It Thought journal. New Thought Pa. Denver.00. editor. Can. and dialect poems by carefully edited. monthly. Sheppard. Ralph Weston. D. outspoken journal along Mental Science lines. Colo. $1 a year. free from the limitations of any authority but his own sense of right. and Sam^Exton Foulds. M. This is the only Canadian journal advocating New Thought.. Editor. Fred Burfs Journal. Organ of the Prentice Mulford Society. The editor publishes only his own articles and has no need to call assistance. Each number contains" Lesson in Soul Culture. Chicago. Its method of instruction is by Affirmation. notices. 111. Edited by Virginia F. journal by a clear and forcible reasoner and Mental Science teacher. Tex. $1. a leading New outspoken . $1 a year. Cal. selections from leading A New Thought journals." a series of Affirmations. It is in its 4th volume. Mental Advocate. Man is Spirit here. book is poem by the editor. G. A Journal of Affirmation. EuIs a meaty $1. San Antonio. editor. Toronto. $1. Common Sense Advocate. A clean little journal advocating Suggestion in healing and recognizing that psychic phenomena which demonstrates Man to be spirit Now. He puts out a most helpful journal. an editorial upon some phases of Life and its manifestation..
It has powerful influence in literary and theological fields. N. Pacific Coast Unitarianism is represented by is the Pacific Unitarian. Unity.. Cal. $1. Columbus. recommend the Banner of Light. Is the organ of Western Unitarianism. Jenkins Lloyd Jones. $1. . $1. edited by Jasper L. of Emerson's admonition the "Don't bark against the bad. Among journals devoted Thought is in part to Newnoted: Magazine of Mysteries. Medical Talk. little Franpaper Our Best Words. Sunflower. is a journal in its 21st volume. It is in the front rank of journals for its humanitarian and progressive ideas. It has contributions from the brightest writers and ministers. Mass. N. is free in expression. $2.. monthly. $2 a year. weekly. $1. SPIRITUALISM. Chicago.NEW THOUGHT : PRIMER. Boston. Light of Truth. published at San cisco.. Among journals devoted to Spiritualism I MISCELLANEOUS. Columbus. San Francisco. Boston.. Philosophical Journal. at $1. S. yet ever kindly. Y. Shelbyville. This is a fine little much less known than it deserves. a more carefully edited journal. $1." THE UNITARIAN JOURNALS ARE: Christian Register.. O.. weekly. but chant the beauties of GOOD.. Cal. Unitarian minister at that place. edited by one of the most soulful of ministers. Its spirit is 55 that and fearless. There not in the U. 111. and while conservative. Douthit. Y. at 50c. Ohio. Lilly Dale.. Mass.
Dieting. Omaha. West wood. Physical Culture. Anyone desiring lessons is recommended to take advice in regard to teachers from those well posted in New Thought. SelfNeb. These may be truth. Ariel. B. $1. San Luis Obispo. Astrology. Moments. Tenn. Palmistry. Calif.56 NEW THOUGHT $1. editor. All sorts of fads and personal idiosyncrasies are being palmed off upon the public as phases of New Thought. take cognizance of body are the application of methods that recognize physical instrumentalities. They rest upon a recognition of the body. two pages devoted to New Thought. P.. It is his business to classify. $1 a year. $1. Chemistry and Physiology.. 75c a year. $1. Mind . monthly. but they are not New Thought. Occult Tiuth Seeker.. Hygiene. City. Mind is all. 50c a year. Monthly. New Life. C. The reader is referred to them. Lawrence. editor. Kan. Vegetarianism. journal. etc.. New Ruskin. and cures alone through mental agencies. A very progressive Jacob Tulley. Orfino. It would require quite a book to contain their names. 25c.. are no more a part of New Thought than are Geology. Reasoner. It is not the author's business to decide what truth there may be in any system. Only those who teach and rely upon purely Mental Methods does he class as New Thought. $1. PRIMER. etc. Culture. 50c. Many have cards in the various journals. Ida. devoted more especially to the Father Kneipp nature cure.. Chromophathy.. Graphology. TEACHERS AND SOCIETIES Are numerous in every city. Mass. Fasting. Dieting.. Riches. Denver. Naturopath. N. Y. New Thought recognizes Mind alone. Braun.
MAN HAS POWER THROUGH RIGHT THINKING TO CONTROL HIS ENVIRONMENT. The only foreign New Thought journals that come to NOW office are: The Light of Reason. New South Wales. Australia. published at Adelaide. London. used by New Thought The axiom of the movement is teachers. and the only one. edited by O Hashnu Hara. AND PROGRESS. Body All physical condiis the creation of mind. It is estimated that those who accept some phase of NewThought already number millions. Mental Science Institute. India. Many societies along each of the lines enumerated in preceding sections. have been formed over the United States. and "NOW" Folk correspondents. entitled The Viveka Chintamani" That this Thought has penetrated every land is evidenced by the fact that has subscribers. NOW .NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. the English Magazine of Mysteries. and one from Madras. the well known English writer upon Occult themes. and Truth Students. Exodus Soceity. Sara Wilder Pratt Rooms. Unpleasant conditions are to be removed by mental means. tions are the reflection of mental conditions. edited by James Allen. SOCIETIES. Prentice Mulford Club. Chicago Truth center. FOREIGN JOURNALS. Thought is the instrumentality. The Century. called body. Universal Truth all : Club. 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. printed in native tongue. in every land where English is spoken. Esoteric Extension. 57 controls its manifestation.
he has learned to discipline them. All New Thought schools are more or less imbued with this perception. No method. Spirit. and not as an expected perfect expression of Truth. Soul Culture is an attempt to systematically Conscious of powers. by carrying rational thought into spiritual fields. there is necessarily much chaff with the wheat. or name them with Paul. tific I AM SPIRIT^ ! Soul Culture is based upon the Affirmation: I AM SPIRIT which is the individual applica- . man has learned to cultivate physical them.Soul Culture and "NOW" Philosophy. Explained and Defined. and in this consciousness is recognizing within himself spiritual faculties. "Spiritual gifts. But in the inception of so great a movement. but each should bestudied for the Truth there is in it. He is now becoming conscious of himself ascultivate the spiritual faculties. conscious of intellectual powers. I AN UNFOLDING SOUL.. which is an extended application of the present scien- AM method of investigation and practice. is the Affirmation of progressive persons. As the best that can be formulated under present knowledge. should be too critically examined." In this recognition. no Philosophy. he is learning to develop them. I put forth Soul Culture. conscious of esthetic powers. he has learned to develop them. Call them "psychic" if it please 3r ou.
It is also present Law of Human life." "Allah." I prefer the term. This is stating in the terms of today the thought of old as expressed in the words." "Brahma.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. The Law of Suggestion is the Universal and EverI WHICH THINK Suggestion: I AM THAT AM. nothing is seen but the manifestation of ONE SOMETHING." "Intelligence." "Eternal Wisdom. may UNITY. it. It stands for that "power behind phenomena" which have recognized and named by various names. "As a man thinketh in his heart. Through a one knowledge and application of control his fate." "Energy. AFFIRMATION. This One. all the work of Soul Culture rests. 59 tion of the larger Affirmation: ALL is SPIRIT! Let it be understood that no attempt is made to tell what this Universal Spirit is. "NOW of Affirmation. This also is a fundamental Principlein "NOW" Philosophy. Everywhere and in everything. and How TO THINK. the Law of Philosophy is based upon the Principle This is the individual side of I termed Auto-Suggestion and Self-Hypnotism. Teach a person WHAT TO THINK." "Force. and you have done for him all you can." which is to be interpreted thus: A person is controlled by his convictions of Truth. so is he. and that something is GOOD. Spirit." "Omnipo- men in all ages tence. Upon this Law.. among which are "God." "Mind. . which I call indifferently Spirit or God. It is now fundamental all philosophic and scientific reasoning! But in this system it is carried to its full logical extent.
that all we can ever know of IT. the away from all who adopt New Science having demonstrated but one Energy under various tion. This primitive idea still maintains its place among the masses. etc. manifests in millions of ways. and also for the sensation produced by them. This motion may beetheric. Good and evil are not conditions of the One. The One Power cannot be both Good and Evil. that there is of Modes Mo- must also give up the idea ot duality. it is the way in which the circumstance is viewed. Evil is not in the circumstance. or the action of ions. electric. THE IDEA OF DUALITY. To New Thought all is Good. idea of the Universe was that of two antagonistic forces ever at war. is through Motion. it is manifest to the senses as Vibration. but are the mental attitude the individual takes toward manifestations of the One. Evil is not in the mani- that Philosophy and Ethics . For instance: Heat is the name for waves of motion of a certain length and speed. IT will not do to affirm that this One is Motion.60 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. but has passed The primitive man's. but no matter what the manifestation. So it is with light. sound. Both Vibration and the resulting Sensation are named alike. child man's. atomic." The only way this One is known to us is through these modes of Motion. molecular. and consciously recognized as Sensation. These Modes of Motion differ in the speed of Vibration. but it is true. but in whatever form. One was good and one was evil. it follows Thought. that form of manifestation is known only as "A mode of Motion.
wind.NEW THOUGHT festations of God. To affirm it and actualize it by Jiving it is to make every circumstance good. and subject to investigation and in- telligent control as are the ordinary forms of ." manifestations of Universal energy. TELEPATHY^ Soul Culture is in harmony with the deductions of science. rain. flood. night. are in themselves without ethical significance. sun. These. " Modes of Motion. to the wisdom and goodness of the ONE and affirms : ALL IS GOOD. and through the phenomena of Telepathy. But the ultimate ot every human exthose he fears. When man comes among them food e soon divides them into those he enjoys and This distinction he makes himself. sun is good to the person who wishes it to ripen his grain it is evil to him who falls under its stroke. etc. Thus. New Thought looks beyond present appearance. effects upon perience is knowledge and unfoldfment. The recognition of the All Good makes the manifestations of life joyous. Electricity. 61 manifestations of Eternal Energy. from their . because it is a lesson. in lands where man is not.* This is one of the principal Affirmations ot Soul Culture. but is the opinion one holds of that manifestation. The circumstances of life are non-ethical. are neither nor bad. which is the translerance of a thought or an emotion from one person to another without material means of contact. in the PRIMER. It is now a demonstrated fact that Thought and Emotion are also forms of Force. fire. easily endured..
the connecting link be- SPIRITUAL FACULTIES^ Heretofore man has limited his Modes of perceptions of Motion (Vibrations) to those recognized by his five senses. Man will in future moulds his Ideal into material shape. Since Man is that which he is convinced he is. Only thus has any person accomplished anything in life. because it is Force. Soul culture teaches how to do this intelligently. Telepathy. NEW THOUGHT This fact is PRIMER. These are the conscious responses to the higher. . All possibilities lie latent within the Soul. since he can think what he chooses. sorrow. and Psychometry. Inspiration.62 Energy. It unites physics and metaphysics. tween Physical and Spiritual science. to control his life expression. Through choice. and make of himself whatever he chooses. it is possible by the persistent holding of an Ideal to become in manifestation that Ideal. making of the two one Science of Mind. and Thought. and all unhappiness. pain. and to the five senses is added those spiritual means of recognition which we term: Intuition. will. and how to develop any faculty at in his power. as the five senses are to the lower. Clairvoyance. Vibrations. CONTROL OF LIFE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF FINER FORCES * Understanding Thought as Force. avoid sickness. The fact that Thought and Emotion are also Modes of Motion led to the discovery that man has means of recognizing these finer Vibrations. failure. man has it through the control of Thought.
man has trained the ear so that where the uneducated will not notice discord. Thought. awaiting unfoldmend into consciousness. For instance. at times we feel depressed or elated without being able to find cause in the ordinary channels. This sensitiveness is an extension of the recognition of Sensations. The trained eye detects shades in colors the ordinary does not see. Soul Culture is the result of thirty-five years investigation on my part of all psychic phenomena under the Law of Suggestion. These possibilities lie in it. All power and all wisdom are there. the trained ear will detect a false tone on any one of fifty instruments. ^ an Ego. and possesses in the Real Self .NEW THOUGHT FACULTIES ^ PRIMER. not upon special organs. 63 UNFOLDMENT OF SPIRITUAL &* Through application of the knowledge of sound as Vibration. Life. EACH PERSON Each person is IS AN EGO. Thought and Love produce Sensations. we FEEL uncomfortable in the presence of certain persons or in certain rooms. an individual Soul.all also called the Sub-conscious possibilities of Infinity. and Love. and the fingers of the blind are sensitive to slightest inequalities in surfaces. a part of the Indivisible ONE. and the methods of healing noted in preceding pages. The tea taster has trained his tongue to detect slightest flavors. are there in limitless . has given rise to the many schools of New Thought. but upon the whole nervous system. we sense coming events. A study of these sensations in the present recognition of Thought and Love as Power.
for the Soul is One with Infinity. he can call upon it for supply of Life. for it comes to every one as soon as he recognizes that the Soul is one with Infinity arid he conciously lives in the Affirmations: I ' open to conscious manifestation this HERE AND NOW! I LIVE THE ETERNAL LIFE HERE AND NOW! SPIRIT AM ." when all shall be blessed. The secret of health. All should recognize it as being here now. longings and hopes of mankind. by the Affirmation." man is to become conscious that he possesses 'dominion over all things. for Love." to a "Day of Redemption. Supply is Infinite. to help them. body and environment can be made as desired. With right thought and emotion. quantity. THE PURPOSE OF SOUL CULTURE Is to teach men and women so to think as to Infinite Supply. All may consciously. make conditions to fulfill all these prophecies." as "The heir of all the ages.64 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. for Supply in any direction. THINKING. success and happiness lies in knowing what and how to think and then . as "A son of God. That time has come to thousands who have accepted New Thought. ALL IS GOOD. through conscious choice. to help men and women to consciously control their destiny through right thinking." Mankind has looked forward to a "Millennium. As a child of Infinite Energy. and thus ever manifest normally in that condition we call health can call upon it for Intelligence. Therefore. to build life to desire. when one knows how to awaken into expression this sub-conscious self." to the "Second Coming of Christ. and has the ALL for its reservoir.
who is author of several other instructive books along mental and spiritual lines. 62 lessons in all. who have abused this majestic faculty of mind. Lect- no doubt~~but that Mr. The author of this book. of Mt." Prof. we take the liberty of briefly stating the treat we have in store for you. With each lesson belongs a letter (no extra charge) from the author. Two lessons monthly are enough to master. Believing that you are interested in. is also editor of urer. Brown is one of the great teachers along mental and spiritual lines. and fanatical sects. that amazing thing. "NOW" FOLK. says: "The most wonderful things are being discovered. Reading Books*?* After reading Mr. Henry Harrison Brown. These Correspondence Lessons include: the Art of Suggestion. in Line* Ella Wheeler Wilcox says: "If this is not a Spiritual Age. WRITE TODAY ! Address. .'iid for one at a time. Suggestion. . SAX FRANCISCO. Lowe Observatory. it certainly is an age of Spiritual Hunger. CAL. These Lessons form an Ideal way of studying the entire field of a line of thought intensely interesting. These are the best correspondence courses ever put out." No Short Cuts^ You should ever remember that there are no short cuts to knowledge. Correspondence Department. explaining all points not understood. the Art of Living. There is time here to mention one only. Larkin. thus giving time for growth.VOU Drop Who Read this Book . Teacher. and desirous of a greater understanding of Mind and Spiritual Law. Get the Best to Start With. cnch bound separately. His books received praise trom many of our most prominent writers. it is a complex and comprehensive science. and Psychometry. Brown's books and subscribing for his monthly journal (see announcement opposite title page^. 1437 Market Street. (Hundreds of swindling fakirs have appeared. Edgar L. . It is worth more to you than Rockefeller's millions. There is NOW. in the Hearst papers. and Psychonietrist. These can lie p.) There is a real base to it. he recommends the student next to take his correspondence lessons.
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