James Allen was a philosophical writer and poet. He is best known for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief.
James Allen's complete collection of writings are available on this site along with some issues of his magazine, The Light of Reason. I've also included works by authors that Allen often quoted from such as Emerson, Buddha, Lao-Tze, Longfellow, and many more.
The mission of this site is to further expose Allen’s works to the world and to bring him to the forefront of his genre of literature.
With the recent popularity of The Science of Getting Rich and The Secret, I feel that Allen and his works haven’t been given the credit they deserve. I wanted to provide a place for others to explore his thoughts and find inspiration in his writings. This is the largest and most complete James Allen site online
You can read, search, and discuss most of Allen’s writings at absolutely no cost on this site.
If you find a mistake or have comments, questions, or something to contribute, please contact me.
In his own words:
...I dreamed of writing books which would help men and women, whether rich or poor, learned or unlearned, worldly or unworldly to find within themselves the source of all success, all happiness, accomplishment, all truth. And the dream remained with me, and at last became substantial; and now I send forth these books into the world on a mission of healing and blessedness, knowing that they cannot fail to reach the homes and hearts of those who are waiting and ready to receive them.
I write for men, not for babes; for those who are eager to learn, and earnest to achieve; for those who will put away (for the world’s good) a petty personal indulgence, a selfish desire, a mean thought, and live on as though it were not, sans craving and regret.