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Man's Greatest Discovery: Six Soul Culture Essays

Man's Greatest Discovery: Six Soul Culture Essays

James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
"The author deals with the power of thought in the individual, but in a metaphysical rather than ethical manner. The entire book, in fact, is really the reiteration of a small portion of that vast accumulation of metaphysic which has come down to us from the remotest ages, chiefly through the medium of the Aryan literature."

Foreword

Author of "How to Control Fate through Suggestion," "Not Hypnotism, But Suggestion," and Editor of NOW. The Soul looketh steadily forward, creating a world before her, leaving worlds behind her.The web of events is the flowing robe in which she is clothed.—Emerson The potential of Life is Immortality and that without pain, sorrow, disease, or…
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To My Readers of 2002

What to me is Perception, to you is History.The Century between us will shape into the sense-life of the race that which now has form only in Thought.In that eternal world where we are one, I greet you.You understand.
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Essay I: Thought as Power

An Explanation and a Prophecy Recently, at my class, we tried an experiment, old to me, and yet then and there it burst upon my comprehension that in this experiment lay Power. Later, I saw that this discovery of Power was man's greatest discovery; that more lay in it for the good of the race…
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Essay II: Telepathy

The Power that manifests throughout the Universe distinguished as material, is the same Power which in ourselves wells up under the form of Consciousness.—Herbert Spencer, in "Principles of Sociology." Its stupendous span reaches all orders of existence. It rules the actions and relations of men.—Prof. E. L. Youmans, on the "Law of Conservation and Correlation…
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Essay III: The Ultimate of Power

Nor can we venture to speak of Life as one of the varieties or manifestations of energy.—Prof. Wm. Crooks All about us, and within us, exist rates of vibration known as forms of energy, some of them forced by man's ingenuity to re cord themselves by aid of mechanism, others yet waiting this sort of…
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Essay IV: Life

Its Potential and Its Conservation Potential:—Anything that is possible.—Bacon Conservation:—The fundamental principle of modern physics:—that the total amount of energy in nature is constant;—that it can neither be increased nor diminished.—Century Diet Life is not the result of organism, but the reverse.—Haeckle Life is only a particular kind of mechanics.—Virchow Consciousness:—The common condition of Self-Knowledge.—Sir…
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Essay V: Vibrations

The Soul is a harp, I remember,Where vibrating cords are of Consciousness strung, And Cosmos forever is harper,Who strolled down the ages measured by sunWith songs of the mighty Becoming.—Prof. W.J. Powell, in "The Monist." It nettles one that Truth should be so simple.—Goethe There is no speech; there are no words; their voice is…
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Essay VI: The Victory Over Death

Levitation, Materialization, and De-materialization The final enthronement of man over all material things and conditions, is the very end or purpose of creation, or of the culmination of life in this world.—Dr. J. H. Dewey, in "The New Age Gospel." Thou hast made him a little lower than thyself and hast crowned him with glory…
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Addenda

A Successful Experiment in Levitation I requested a warm personal friend and an ex-pupil who possessed a power of concentration I have never seen surpassed, one who in his youth became a most successful operator in the Art of Suggestion, and who is now a most successful healer, to write for NOW an account of…
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