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Dominion and Power

Dominion and Power

James Allen reviewed this book, saying:

Lovers of Patterson's books will find this work one of the best products of his genius, probably the best. It deals with a wide variety of subjects, all of which have a direct bearing on individual life and character, and upon man's social, spiritual and intellectual relations. The language is simple, clear and uninvolved. The process of the development of power in every part of man's being is dealt with in a variety of aspects, and man's high position as an integral part of the creative power inherent in the universe is never lost sight of.

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Preface

Dominion and Power or The Science of Life and Living Author of The Measure of a Man, The Will to be Well, Library of Health, New Thought Essays, Beyond the Clouds, A New Heaven and a New Earth, Etc. The prayer of the world today is for "light, more light." The mind of man is…
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Three Planes of Development

Part I The glorious creature laughed out even in sleep!But when full roused, each giant limb awake,Each sinew strung, the great heart pulsing fast,He shall start up and stand on his own earth;Then shall his long triumphant march begin;Thence shall his being date;—thus wholly roused,What he achieves shall be set down to him.When all the…
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Good and Evil

It was not strange I saw no good in man, To overbalance all the wear and waste Of faculties, displayed in vain, but born To prosper in some better sphere: and why? In my own heart had not been made wise To trace love's faint beginnings in mankind, To know even hate is but a…
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Elements in Character-Building

Will faith ever remain unscientific, will science ever remain uninspired? Faith cures disease, causes energy, clears the understanding, conquers men, gives the losing cause its final triumph. Faith as a law of scientific investigation has not been cultivated, and science as a method of divine inspiration has not been pursued. Will no one teach us…
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Breath Control

Breathe on me, Breath of God,Fill me with life-anew,That I may love what Thou dost love,And do what Thou wouldst dol"Breathe on me, Breath of God,Until my heart is pure,Until with Thee I will one will,To do or to endure I"Breathe on me, Breath of God,Till I am wholly Thine,Till all this earthly part of…
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Dependence and Independence

Thou must be true thyself if thou the truth wouldst teach, Thy soul must overflow if thou another's soul wouldst reach; It needs the overflow of heart to give the lips full speech. Think truly, and thy thoughts shall the world's famine feed; Speak truly, and each word of thine shall be a fruitful seed;…
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Psychic Development

Said the Blessed One: 'Verily, I say unto you, your mind is mental, but that which you perceive with your senses is also mental. There is nothing within the world or without which either is not mind or cannot become mind. There is a spirituality in all existence, and the very clay upon which we…
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Self-Expression

Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can.—Chan King The poor, exiled shrub dreams by a native longing of a splendid blossom which it has never seen, but is dimly conscious that it ought somehow to produce. This…
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Prayer and Its Fulfillment

Silently and unobserved, the Spirit will breathe upon us if we reflect, if we wait for it in stillness day by day. It steals into our consciousness when we think deeply, to guide, to strengthen, to heal, to encourage. The great secret of life is to know how, in our own way, to be receptive…
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Immortality

Every natural longing has its natural satisfaction. If we thirst, God has created liquids to gratify thirst. If we are susceptible of attachment, there are beings to gratify that love. If we thirst for life and love eternal, it is likely that there are an eternal life and an eternal love to satisfy that craving.—F.…
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True Dominion

It is only to man, daring to think of himself noble, divinely, ay, as the son of God, that there comes the possibility of putting his human powers to their perfect use. Character and service both fling their doors wide open to him that knows himself to be the son of God.—Phillips Brroks The glorious…
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Practical Idealism

Some people have a great deal of the practical, and very little of the idealistic. Again, other people are very idealistic, without having much that is practical, but between any two extremes is always found the something that will prove truly beneficial. Idealism that is not practical is of very little benefit to any one;…
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Success

All fame is foreign, but of true desert;Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart;One self-approving hour whole years outweighsOf stupid starers, and of loud huzzas;And more true joy Marcellus exiled feelsThan Caesar with a senate at his heels.—Pope Two things are invariably necessary to successful work, no matter what its line may…
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Friendship

Judge not thy friend until thou standest in his place.—Rabbi Hillel What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?—George Eliot A friend is a person before whom I may be sincere. Before whom I may think aloud.—Emerson The only way to have a friend is to…
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The Equality of the Sexes

The masculine and feminine elements, exactly equal and balancing each other, are as essential to the maintenance of the equilibrium of the universe as positive and negative electricity or the centripetal and centrifugal forces, the laws of attraction which bind together all we know of this planet whereon we dwell and of the system in…
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Marriage

Marriage-making for the earth,With gold so much,—birth, power, repute so much,Or beauty, youth so much, in lack of these!Be as the angels rather, who, apart,Know themselves into one, are found at lengthMarried, but marry never, no, nor giveIn marriage; they are man and wife at onceWhen the true time is: here we have to waitNot…
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The Rights of Children

It is no little thing, when a fresh soulAnd a fresh heart, with their unmeasured scopeFor good, not gravitating earthward yet,But circling in diviner periods,Are sent into the world."Children are God's apostles, day by daySent forth to preach of love, and hope, and peace.—James Russell Lowell All heaven, in every baby born.All absolute of earthly…
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The Truth That Makes Free

Shall we make their truth our jailor, while our timid spirits fleeThe rude grasp of that great impulse which drove them across the sea?No I Before us gleam her camp-fires, we ourselves' must pilgrims he,Launch our Mayflower and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea,Nor attempt the Future's portal with the Past's blood-rusted key.—Lowell Freedom…
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The World Beautiful

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting—a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.—Emerson After all, it is the divinity within that makes divinity without...—Washington Irving In all…
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The Religion of Life

There was never so great a. thought laboring in the breasts of men as now. It almost seems as if what was afore-time spoken fabulously and hieroglyphically, was now spoken plainly, the doctrine, namely, of the indwelling of the Creator in man.What is the scholar, what is the man for, but for hospitality to every…
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The Realization of Power

Life is to wake, not sleep—Rise and not rest, but pressFrom earth's level, where blindly creepThings perfected, more or less,To heaven's height, far and steep.I have faith such end shall be.From the first Power was, I knewLife has made clear to me,Strive but for closer view,Love's just as plain to see.—Browning All we have willed…
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