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The Light of ReasonMarch 1903Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. III. March 1st, 1903 No. 3 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. Religion is not a narrow thing of time and space, but broad and infinite as the expanse of Heaven.—W. H. Gill The…
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Through the Gate of Good

Through the Gate of Good Or, Christ and Conduct Part III. The Yoke and the Burden Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls.For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.—Jesus…
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The Better View (Poem)

If we talk of the good that the world contains,And try our best to add to it,The evil will die of neglect by-and-by—'Tis the very best way to undo it. We preach too much and we dwell too longOn sin and sorrow and trouble;We help them to live by the…
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God's Picture-Puzzle (Part 3)

In nothing does the decadence of modern art so plainly betray itself as in its insolent disdain of "subject." To the old masters subject was everything. But ask some modern painter what is the subject of his picture and he will probably tell you, "Oh! never mind the subject; anything…
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A Thought (Poem)

Him that overcometh will make a pillar in the temple of my God; and he shall go no more out.—Revelation iii. 12. Beyond the pen of mortal menThe mystic Temple stands,In vision clear its walls appear—A House not made with hands.Each pillar there the spirit fairOf those who upward trod,Who…
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Light

We are all familiar with light as the emblem of good, and darkness as the emblem of evil, but we take this only in a general sort of way, as mere poetic imagery, without suspecting how near poetry sometimes comes to the expression of actual relations. But if we examine…
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Others

In the course of a man's effort towards Spiritual development, he is continually confronted with what, to him, seems difficult to understand, and from this difficulty of comprehension arises, perforce, an obstacle to the progress he so wishes to make. The Law, as given out, is, that man can only…
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Human Life (Poem)

Infinite possibility of lifeIs ours who live upon this earth. Each soulIs in itself a harmony, a wholeAs given direct from God.And if the strifeEnter and mar the music that is rifeWithin the deeps of being, may the dayDawn of sweet peace the world not takes away;And may the soul…
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Altruism

There has been a great deal of talk about Altruism lately, though it is an old doctrine appearing under a new name. Comte defines it as the sacrifice of self in the interests of others, but the following from another writer (Nordau) seems to point out more exactly what it…
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Thoughts From Friends

Being extracts from our No. I. Correspondence Circle, written in response to the Question, "What of the things I possess are mine?" "By way of opening the question here's my own answer condensed into one word, 'Nothing —for if we cannot lay claim to our bodies as personal property, much…
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Reviews of Books

The Song of the Cross, and the Chant of the Labor of Satan, by James MacBeth. Cloth and gold. The Theosophical Publishing Company, 3 Langham Place, London, W. Mr. MacBeth is a spiritual poet of no mean order; but he is more than this, he is also a prophet, and…
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