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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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The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires,—and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.  

—James Allen in As A Man Thinketh

As A Man Thinketh

As a Man Thinketh

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

Light of Reason

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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