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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humboldt

:

The Universe

is

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
address.

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

century-, strides.

Science and PhilosoThe most important

Following

this,

came

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.

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

Each improved

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

discoveries created conditions for the present

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

was

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,

who

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

movements

talism

we may New Thought.

thought world, and

in the in Transcenden-

properly locate the birth of

TRANSCENDENTALISM.
"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-

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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

new
are

some names

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

Here move-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

he will not die to possess that body. will pass beyond disease. Garrison proclaimed it and stopped at his limit. out of many fragments of old parties. Man. but stopped at his limit. Man knows he IS. but limits it to her revelation. sectarian. Luther proclaimed freedom of conscience as a principle. Whig party through the Free Soil movement. The various phases of New Thought are other steps toward unified.28 NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. Eddy proclaimed But the it. and now its cry is " Truth for Authority. The Abolition Movement was the first great disintegrating It virtually broke up the political factor. Soul Culture comes as the fruit on the tree of intellectual development. Mrs. intellect. 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. Soul goes marching on. As body. Ultimately. will learn to live the immortal life here and now. theological." Its shibboleth: I TRUTH. scientific and practical study and culture of the Soul. AM was a step on the way to this New Thought affirmation. 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. poverty. caused him to be disinhehited. social. has been broken and . not has a Soul. property and death. and aesthetic ability have been systematso this century will see ically trained. political fetter that Every civil. but no authority for Truth. spiritual faculties cultivated. the Republican party was organized. No matter of what vibrations composed. as Soul.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

" "Intelligence. "As a man thinketh in his heart. all the work of Soul Culture rests. among which are "God. so is he." "Allah. 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. . nothing is seen but the manifestation of ONE SOMETHING. This One." "Eternal Wisdom. Teach a person WHAT TO THINK.." which is to be interpreted thus: A person is controlled by his convictions of Truth. Upon this Law. AFFIRMATION. The Law of Suggestion is the Universal and EverI WHICH THINK Suggestion: I AM THAT AM." "Energy. This is stating in the terms of today the thought of old as expressed in the words. "NOW of Affirmation. may UNITY." I prefer the term.NEW THOUGHT PRIMER. the Law of Philosophy is based upon the Principle This is the individual side of I termed Auto-Suggestion and Self-Hypnotism. it. and How TO THINK. Everywhere and in everything. It is also present Law of Human life." "Brahma." "Mind. which I call indifferently Spirit or God. Through a one knowledge and application of control his fate. Spirit." "Force. and that something is GOOD." "Omnipo- men in all ages tence. It is now fundamental all philosophic and scientific reasoning! But in this system it is carried to its full logical extent. This also is a fundamental Principlein "NOW" Philosophy. and you have done for him all you can. It stands for that "power behind phenomena" which have recognized and named by various names.

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

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

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

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

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

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