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Foreword

It cannot be said of this book that James Allen wrote it at any particular time or in any one year, for he was engaged in it over many years and those who have eyes to see and hearts to understand will find in its pages the spiritual history of his life. It was his own wish that The Divine Companion should be the last manuscript of his to be published. “It is the story of my soul," he said, ”and should be read last of all my books, so that the student may understand and find my message in its pages. Therefore hold it back until you have published everything else.” There remain now only his dramatic works and a few poems to be included in the next edition of Poems of Peace. That The Divine Companion will prove a companion indeed to thousands who have read his books in the past, I have no doubt. To read it is to hear again the voice of the writer, and to study its message is to once again sit at his feet. He trod the Way himself—every bit of it, and he therefore speaks as one having authority. Lovers of James Allen’s works will indeed be filled with joy to know that there is yet another book from his inspired pen, and will eagerly welcome The Divine Companion.

—Lily L. Allen

Note:
This book contains three sections that are split up as follows:

Part I: The Divine Companion

    Truth as Awakener
    Truth as Consoler
    Truth as Redeemer
    Truth as Reconciler
    Truth as Protector

Part II: The Divine Dialogue

    Salutation
    Of Seeking and Finding
    Of Entering the Way
    Of Discipline and Purification
    Of Renunciation
    Of Purity of Heart
    Of Righteousness
    Of Knowledge of the Law
    Benediction

Part III: The Divine Messages

    The First Prophecy, Called the Awakening
    The Second Prophecy, Called the Messiah
    The Third prophecy, Called the All-One
    The Fourth Prophecy, Called Unrest
    The Fifth Prophecy, Called Transition
    The Sixth Prophecy, Called Peace
    The First Exhortation, Concerning Purity
    The Second Exhortation, Concerning Humility
    The Third Exhortation, Concerning Love
    Instruction, Concerning the Master
    Instruction, Concerning the Law
    Instruction, Concerning The Great Reality
    Discourse Concerning The Way of Truth 


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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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