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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.

God's Image in Man

God's Image in Man

James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
The author has given as the sub-title of this book, "Some Intuitive Perceptions of Truth." He claims no authority for it other than that of the intuitive perceptions of his own soul, and the responsive vision in the minds of sympathetic readers. In all his arguments he is gentle and persuasive, yet at the same time his logic is forcible and convincing. Present-day problems concerning God, the Bible, Evolution and the dual nature of man, are examined and discoursed upon with scholarly vigor and unabated eloquence.

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Ideal Suggestion Through Mental Photography

Ideal Suggestion Through Mental Photography

A restorative system for home and private use, preceded by a study of the laws of mental healing.

This book was described by James Allen as "...a work of great originality and practical utility. In it he enunciates, and graphically illustrates by whole-page word-pictures, a system of "ideal suggestion" for the cure of disease and the eradication of inharmonious conditions, which, though grounded upon deep spiritual Truths, is simple and easily grasped. For those who are just beginning to awaken spiritually, it cannot fail to prove of great value in helping them to create spiritual suggestions in themselves by which to overcome downward tendencies. His method is widely distinguished from self-hypnotism, and is, in reality, the outward presentation of an inward process that is continually going on in the souls of those who aspire to wholeness of life, and the author points out that his word-pictures are merely "aids during the educational unfoldment of the concentrative faculty." He deals with the mental causation and cure of disease, but points out that "the overcoming of disease is not the chief and primary object in the aspiration to spiritual consciousness," but the attainment of divine Life."

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The New Thought Simplified

The New Thought Simplified

This book is a clear and simple presentment of some phases of the Higher Life.

Described by James Allen as "..one of the most useful of this prolific writer's works. It is more simple than his former works, and is so far more valuable, there being a decided gain in the clearness of the expression. The book deals with a variety of phases of the Higher Thought in twenty-three short chapters, and an Appendix, entitled "Mental and Spiritual Gymnastic Exercises," which consists of twelve "Suggestive Lessons," which are really meditations on the Higher Life which can be applied by the reader. The book is a valuable addition to Spiritual literature, and will help to remove some of the haziness which surrounds the Higher Thought."

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Studies in the Thought World

Studies in the Thought World

Consists of twenty-two philosophical essays embracing a wide and varied field of thought, all of which, however, are designed to illustrate man's spiritual position and power in the universe.

Described by James Allen as: "...a work consisting of twenty-two spiritual essays on man in his relation to external nature, the universe, and his fellow-men. In his preface the author says: "All Truth which is above the plane of the intellect should be accepted, not upon external authority, but just in the measure that it receives the full sanction of the inner 'Guide,' or spiritual intuition of the individual. To aid in and point out the law of the development of this supernal faculty to his readers is the writer's earnest desire and effort." There is a great beauty and charm about the essays, and we should like to quote freely from them had we the space. The following are the titles of a few of the essays:—"The Divinity of Nature," "Our Relations To Environment," "The Dynamics of Mind," "The Education of Thought," "The Subconscious Mind," "The Psychology of Crime."

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The Symphony of Life

The Symphony of Life

"A Series of Constructive Sketches." Described by James Allen as "Broad charity, sane philosophy, and lofty yet practical idealism, are the most prominently marked features of this work. Of the 300 beautifully printed pages, every one of them is full of ripe thought, admirably expressed. Spiritual evolution, the cause and nature of disease, and the meaning of evil, are among some of the subjects treated, and so comprehensive is the work that it constitutes an ethical and philosophical library in itself."

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