I, Me, and my Body, by Louie Stacey, published by Stead, Danby & Co., 10 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, London, W. We cannot speak too highly of this little treatise of thirty pages. It is written in the form of question and answer between a "Student" and a "Teacher," and, though dealing with such a profound subject as the knowledge of one's self, is remarkably simple and direct. There are three chapters; the first explains, by the use of the simplest illustrations, the true nature of evil, how it arises in the mind, and how it is to be dispelled by the light of knowledge. We quote the following from this chapter:—
"Teacher.—What makest thou so angry?
"Student.—I was very angry because one I thought to be true spoke an untruth about me.
"Teacher.—Verily then, there began evil in thine own self.
"Student.—Nay, that cannot be, because I did not speak the lie.
"Teacher.—Just so; but what is a lie that thou losest thy self-control and doest mischief with thy good strength?
"Student.—A lie is terrible; I never forgive a lie.
"Teacher.—When thine eye shall be single with understanding, thou will not be angry at a lie. A lie is nothing just a wrong statement."
The pamphlet is an epitomized statement of some of the fundamental laws of man's being.
Health and Happiness, by Florence Holt, published by James Nisbet & Co., Limited, 21, Berners Street London, cloth bound. This is another excellent book dealing with the attainment of all that is good by right living. The book opens by pointing to the great need of self-reform, and then passes on to the consideration of health and the mental conditions necessary for its possession. Then the attainment of the highest truth is considered, along with the value of the will in this Particular. There are thirteen chapters in all. The popular religious language is largely employed.
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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.