Mr. Wood is a seer as well as a thinker. He searches to find the secrets of the spirit, and thereby discover many of the mysteries of life. His pages abound in the sayings of wisdom and truth. They are crowded with compelling suggestions, ana rich in inspiring statements. His style is clear, penetrative, brilliant, and impressive, like his thought. He ranks with the foremost writers and thinkers of the time. —Boston Courier
Or, Some Intuitive Perceptions of Truth.
An honest, able, and promising effort to free faith from unnecessary encumbrances. —New York Independent
"God's Image in Man" is a work which will quicken the aspiration of every thoughtful reader for a deeper knowledge of spiritual things. —Chautauquan
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.
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."
Part I. of this work Is a study of the Laws of Mental Healing, and Part II. embodies them in a restorative system, formulated and arranged for home and private use. Visionary and impracticable aspects of the subject are eliminated, and a scientific basis is found. The book is not technical, but thoroughly plain and concise, and will prove a boon to invalids and a valuable addition to the substantial literature of the subject.
A Few Testimonies and Opinions of the Hundreds that have been received of like Tenor.
"At the end of a month I feel a great change for the better, physically." — E. W.
From a Clergyman: "Your books are solid food to me."
"My obligations to 'Ideal Suggestion ' are very great." — W. H.
"The meditations go with me as companions from place to place." —G. H. N.
"Ideal Suggestion' marks an epoch in my life." —J. L. J.
From an English lord: "'Ideal Suggestion' has been a friend in need to me."
"It has been a tremendous inspiration to me, and to the twenty or thirty people I have lent it to, or influenced to buy it" —A. J. R.
Described by James Allen as:
The author of “The Symphony of Life," and a number of other deeply thoughtful works on the Higher Life, has, in this work, given to the world his attitude towards the Bible. The book is an examination of the Bible from the standpoint of the higher criticism, and in the light of that newly awakened spiritual thought which is now carrying the world into a new stream of mental evolution. There are eighteen chapters in all, full of earnest thought and calmly analytical reasoning.
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."
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."
Mr. Wood Is a seer as well as a thinker. He searches to find the secrets of the spirit, and thereby discover many of the mysteries of life. His pages abound in the sayings of wisdom and truth. They are crowded with compelling suggestions, and rich in inspiring statements. His style is clear, penetrative, brilliant, and impressive, like his thought. He ranks with the foremost writers and thinkers of the time. —Boston Courier
We doubt very much if in the whole range of English literature we have ever read anything more fascinating than his chapter on "The Divinity of Nature." It has all the beauty of Emerson—another idealist—and all the sympathy of Thoreau. —The Minneapolis Tribune
The series of papers are redolent of intellectual ozone, of mental exhilaration, and great spiritual tonicity. The author makes the somewhat difficult philosophy of the higher life very clear in his able treatment of the subject from a scientific standpoint. —Tie Call, Philadelphia
The result of reading this book is to acknowledge Mr. Wood an original thinker and an idealist, and that he possesses the faculty of presenting these questions which are growing all the time of greater importance to the general thinker, in a way that is graphic and interesting. He has no superior as an essayist. —Boston Times
Mr. Wood has the faculty of presenting vital topics in an interesting and very graphic manner, and has here ably treated the higher unfolding of humanity from a scientific standpoint. —Detroit Free Press
There is not a page in it that does not contain matter for a fascinating controversy. —Saturday Evening Gaxettt, Boston.
Also called A Series of Constructive Sketches and Interpretations.
"The Symphony of Life" blends art and religion in a wonderfully attractive way. The magic of his pen takes from a dry subject all dullness and imbues it with life. —Chicago Record-Herald
"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."