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New Thought Essays

New Thought Essays

A series of pieces embracing various branches of the New Thought. This work will enable our readers who desire it to acquaint themselves with New Thought ideas.

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An Introduction to the New Thought

In liberated moments we know that a new picture of life and duty is already possible. The elements already exist in many minds around you of a, doctrine of life which shall transcend any written record we have. —Ralph Waldo Emerson In the following Essays I have tried, so far as I have knowledge, to…
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Life as a Journey

If you purposed taking a journey into a strange country, where the language, manners, and customs of the people were different from those of your own land, and where the climate differed radically from yours, you would make it your business to become as well informed as possible concerning that country. This, according to most…
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The Mental Origin of Disease

Every physical condition has a corresponding mental state. Change the mental state, and you change the physical condition. The body is what we make it—strong and whole, or weak and diseased. If we are in harmony with universal law, we must be harmonious ourselves. When our wills are in opposition, through selfish desires or emotions,…
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Mental and Physical Correspondences

The law that demonstrates that force displays itself by working from within outward is the only rational explanation of the visible world. The form expressed by force is of no significance in our comprehension of the law. If followed from its origin outward, it will be cognized as but a sign or symbol corresponding to…
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The Imaging Faculty

The limitations of mind may be more clearly defined than is generally supposed. Mind is an outgrowth of the soul, as the body is an outgrowth of mind. Mind is that aspect of being that relates man to the world of form. In every phase of action it deals with form; so that every thought…
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How We Make Our Environment

In connection with the imaging faculty, we should consider environment and its effects on the life of man. The world is just what we make it: heaven would come to us here and now if we would become truly related to our environment. To illustrate my meaning, let me relate an incident that occurred some…
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The Evolution of Power

Janus, the two-faced god of Roman mythology, was believed to be the janitor of heaven, and on earth the guardian deity of gates and doors. Numa Pompilius called the first month of the Roman year after Janus, and dedicated a covered passage near the Forum to him. This passage contained a statue of the god,…
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Food For Mind and Body

When Jesus said: “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God,” he implied that food other than material is necessary in the life of man. In the light of this, the question of food becomes of marked importance. Before turning our attention to physical…
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Breath Vibration

One of the problems yet to be solved by the Western mind is that of the true action of breath. It is not the purpose of this article to give definite instructions in regard to the control of breath, but rather to suggest the possibilities for good that may accrue to man from a knowledge…
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Form and Symbol

There is a tendency among the followers of the New Thought movement to renounce all allegiance to form and symbol, on the ground that they act as barriers to soul development. This is true, in part; yet both form and symbol are necessary, and' must continue to be employed for a very long time. There…
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Mental Science vs. Hypnotism

The term “animal magnetism” is misleading, and is made to cover a great many phases of mental phenomena. Some animals undoubtedly possess a kind of power that others do not seem to have. A small bird was seen fluttering a few feet above some bushes, dropping lower and lower as it circled around and making…
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Thoughts on Spiritual Healing

It is somewhat difficult to convince persons that look upon all suggestion as hypnotic that there is any difference between the suggestion given by a spiritual scientist and that given by a hypnotist. I shall try to show, however, in this paper, that the difference is a radical one. A suggestion given by a hypnotist…
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Psychical Research

Spirit is the great life on which matter rests, as does the rocky world on the free and fluid ether. Whenever we can break our limitations, we find ourselves on that marvelous shore where Wordsworth once saw the gleam of the gold. —Mabel Collins. Two great races, the Aryan and the Semitic, have given to…
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Telepathy: A Scientific Fact

Few persons that have given any intelligent attention to the subject of telepathy any longer question the fact that thought may be directly transmitted from mind to mind without a visible conductor. We may be cognizant of many phenomena, and yet be unable to define the laws that regulate and control their action. While scientists…
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Healing at a Distance

Although many persons believe in the healing efficacy of present mental treatment, yet some are not at all disposed to admit that treatment given from a distance may prove beneficial. And others, while acknowledging the fact that cures are effected through absent treatment, attribute such healing to faith in the mind of the patient, who,…
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