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Choose an author below to view the complete list of works available from that author. It should be noted that only authors directly related to James Allen are presented here. This relationship to Allen could be a direct quote, mention, book review, or even just an advertiement in his journal, The Light of Reason—I call this Allen's circle of influence.

James Allen

James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized 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 clearly and 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.

As a whole, hisbooks teach the power of mind over matter, over body, over wrong habits of thought, over suffering of all kinds, and over adverse circumstances. Each has within him the power to successfully accomplish his purposes, all that is needed to that end being the right control, right purification, and right direction of his mental forces.

Lily L. Allen

Lily L. Allen

Wife of James Allen. 

Lily Louisa Oram was born on December 30th, 1867 at Burrishoole, Eire to John and Jane Oram (whose surname was Talbot). Allen met Lily in 1893 when he was 29. They married on May 22nd, 1895 at the Holy Cross Church in Bampfylde, Somerset, England. The ceremony was performed by Philip C. Caffin, and witnessed by Lily's parents. They were both devout vegetarians. 

Sir Edwin Arnold

Sir Edwin Arnold

Sir Edwin Arnold is an English poet and author, best known for his book, The Light of Asia, which had a major influence on James Allen.

Henry Harrison Brown

Henry Harrison Brown

Henry Harrison Brown was an early leader in the New Thought movement. Although he was never quoted by James Allen, Allen read and reviewed several of his books.

Murdo S. Carruthers

Murdo S. Carruthers

Little is known about this author. If you have information about this author to share, please contact me.

Horatio W. Dresser

Horatio W. Dresser

Horatio W. Dresser was an author and publisher. His first book, The Power of Silence, was reviewed by James Allen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson is a well known author and poet. He is best known for his series of essays which include "The Over-Soul" and "Self-Reliance". James Allen quoted Emerson often and his books were advertised in Allen's journal, The Light of Reason.

Ursula N. Gestefeld

Ursula N. Gestefeld

James Allen spoke of Ursula Gestefeld, saying she "is one of the most intellectual and refined of American Metaphysical writers."

Stanton Davis Kirkham

Stanton Davis Kirkham

Stanton Davis Kirkham was a naturalist, philosopher, ornithologist and author. He was quoted by James Allen and his works were reviwed in Allen's journal, The Light of Reason.

Charles Brodie Patterson

Charles Brodie Patterson

An influencial New Thought author. James Allen reviewed many of his books in The Light of Reason.

Ralph Shirley

Ralph Shirley

Little is known about this author. If you have information about this author to share, please contact me.

Ralph Waldo Trine

Ralph Waldo Trine

Ralph Waldo Trine was an early leader in the New Thought movement. James Allen advertised and reviewed Trine's books in his magazine, The Light of Reason. His best known for his book, In Tune With the Infinite.

Lilian Whiting

Lilian Whiting

Lilian Whiting was an author and journalist. She edited several magazine and wrote many books. James Allen reviewed her book, The World Beautiful in his journal, The Light of Reason.

Helen Wilmans

Helen Wilmans

Helen Wilmans was active in the Mental Science movement and studied under Emma Curtis Hopkins. James Allen reviewed her book in his journal, The Light of Reason.

Henry Wood

Henry Wood

Henry Wood was never quoted by James Allen but we do know that Allen read his books because they were advertised and reviewed in Allen's magazine, The Light of Reason.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

James Allen often quoted Ella Wheeler Wilcox, saying: 
"Mrs. Wilcox has been called "The greatest American living poet," and as a spiritual writer she certainly stands alone."

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