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  • James Allen

    James Allen was a British philosophical writer that lived from 1867 to 1912. He published 19 books and edited a magazine from 1902 until his death—all of which can be found on this site!

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  • As A Man Thinketh

    Allen's most famous book. He described it as "a book that will help you to help yourself" and "a pocket companion for thoughtful people."

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    Browse the entire collection of spiritually inspiring works contained on this site including writings from Emerson, Trine, and many more!

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Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself; he also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.  

—James Allen in As A Man Thinketh

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As a Man Thinketh

Allen's most well known book. It is a pocket companion for thoughtful people.

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The Light of Reason

Allen's journal. Launched in 1902, it features inspirational writings from authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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