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The Light of ReasonJune 1904Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. V. June 1st, 1904 No. 6 Devoted to:The expounding of the laws of being and the higher life. Only by acts of virtue, deeds of love, and steadfastly treading under foot the temptations of illusion do we partake of the…
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Deeds

It is imperative that we change our thoughts where we can affect outward conditions. And we will find that it will require an heroic struggle and an intense effort to eliminate from the mind those emotions which now negatively sway us and bias our judgment and fix our environment in…
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Look for the Good (Poem)

Look for the good, 'tis never far away,But we the bad too anxious are to find;It blinds our eyes, we cannot see beyond,And there the good in all its beauty lies. Look for the good, and good will surely come,And grow in grace and sweetness day by day;It is innate…
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Incarnation

Among the deeper thoughts of mankind, the great thought of the Incarnation of the highest and holiest Divine in the visible and active life of the greatest souls of the race, has had a mighty influence for good, and alike under eastern and western civilization has been an uplifting power…
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Knock, and it Shall be Opened (Poem)

Behold! I stand at the door.—Rev. iii. 20. "Behold! I stand at the door,"But 'tis locked and barred within,And the bars are Ignorance,And the locks are forged by sin;And the might of Love aloneA light through the chinks may pour."Soul! yet to thyself unknown,Behold! I stand at the door." "Behold…
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Our Present Actions Determine Our Future

We are what our actions are, because acts are the expression of inward states, the manifestation of character. Every man acts in accordance with his nature at the time being, and every act of a man expresses some portion of his character. I refer, of course, to the real acts…
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The Light of the World

The science of spectrum analysis shows, in a manner truly beautiful, that every material element in the universe and each different combination of elements, when ignited, yields a light possessing a peculiar quality of its own. And by examining the spectrum of that light—that is to say, the little many-colored…
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Aspiration (Poem)

Bring us to higher Consciousness;Bring us to Thee!Though dim the light we now confess,Most High! most Loving! Ultimate of Good!Our hands are fettered—yet we would be free;Our want is deeper for the living food. Bring us to Knowledge more profound,Immanent here!O, Lover, circling us around,Spirit that seemeth far away, we…
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Echoes of the Past

Montaigne Montaigne "the Essayist" may with appositeness be placed in the company of those teachers of mankind whose words, echoing and reechoing from the distant past, still bear the unmistakable ring of truth. He has something to say upon numerous and varied subjects, and although somewhat marred by his Pyrrhonism…
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Letters of a Truth-Seeker (Part 5)

Love in Expression The key-note of these "Letters" has been "Life" from within. What we have really been considering is, how we may make ourselves more receptive of these Life thoughts, and how by patient adjustment of the daily conduct we may become better channels for their expression. Difficulties have…
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Strength

To confess weakness is to induce it; but to recognize and diligently seek to eliminate the cause is preliminary to the attainment of strength. We fail because we lack confidence in ourselves, and allow torturing fears to dissipate our vitality; we are weak because we neither understand nor arouse ourselves…
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Thoughts From Friends

Being Extracts From the Letters of Our No. 2 Correspondence Circle. "Immortality is a state of life, and not continuance." "After all, we have to be ourselves, and speak for ourselves." "Constant aspiration is the only prayer. To cease to aspire is to never pray. That spasmodic supplication, often called…
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Seek the Eternal Good

Intelligence is the savior of this world, and the mind of the Christ is the saving mind as proven in the demonstrations of the Man of Galilee, and the secret of Jesus' victorious life was due to the fact that He identified Himself with God or the Good, while our…
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Aid From Within

Temporary aid alone can come from without. Anything of a permanent character must be sought by getting into a closer relationship with the forces of the inner. This is especially true with regard to the restoration of health and strength to body and mind. The more a person expects aid…
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Knowledge (Poem)

We find the Good by being good, the TrueBy being true, the Real by dissolvingOur fond illusions, thereby piercing throughShadow, and knowing substance. By resolving,We can attain; and by attaining, know;And, knowing, who shall cause us grief or harm?What trembling victim of the world's vain showShall pierce the armored heart,…
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The "Light of Reason" Gatherings

North London Group—The members of this Group, under the secretaryship of Mr. Sydney Rist, 39, Mildenhall Road, Clapton, have, after much thought and mutual deliberation, decided upon a scheme of action which, while subject to modification and extension, shall serve as a good working basis for the combined energies of…
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Reviews of Books

The Seven Creative Principles, by Hiram Erastus Butler, published by the Esoteric Fraternity, Applegate, California, U.S.A. Mr. Butler is pre-eminently a mystic, but his mysticism is sane and wholesome, for he is nothing if not practical. In this work of nine chapters, or "Lectures," he deals first with "The Idea…
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