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The "Light of Reason" Gatherings

West London Group—On June 3rd Mr. Leigh read an instructive paper on "Perception," which was followed by an intelligent discussion. It was decided to hold the meetings fortnightly instead of monthly, and to commence the reading and study of the two books, From Poverty to Power and All These Things Added, for mutual aid in spiritual matters.

North London Group—A pleasant meeting was held at Mrs. Walker's home on May 14th, when Mr. Sydney Rist, who is shortly leaving London for a time, resigned the secretaryship into the hands of Mr. Harry J. Stone, 25, Marriott Road, Tollington Park, N.

A meeting was held at the same place on June 18th, when Mr. Gercke read a paper on "Dislikes," in which he showed that, in order to help everyone to make the best of his life and character, it is necessary that we lose sight of all personal dislikes. Mr. Stone then read a paragraph from Lillian Whiting's The World Beautiful, which was followed by some interesting discussion.

It was decided to take some friends out for a country ramble (weather permitting) on June 26th.

Birmingham Group—The usual monthly meeting took place on June 14th, when Mr. Francis Blizard read a short but interesting paper, which was followed by other short readings, and a discussion.

Liverpool and Birkenhead Group—The afternoon monthly meeting was held on June 13th. Miss Holden read a short interesting critique on the different essays in the June number. The remainder of the time was devoted to thoughtful and helpful talk among the members. The evening meeting, which has been arranged for the fourth Tuesday in the month, was held in Eberle Street, Liverpool, on May 24th. Mr. Edwin Allen conducted, and explained the object of the Gathering. June 28th (at 7:30 o'clock) is the date of the next meeting.

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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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