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To Our Readers & Friends

We shall be pleased to receive any of our Readers at "Bryngoleu" as paying guests. You could not choose a more beautiful place in which to spend a holiday than Ilfracombe. For the sea lover, its rugged and sublime coast line, its magnificent rocks and towering cliffs, its far-extending views,…
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Editorial

The Light of ReasonJuly 1905Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VII. July 1st, 1905 No. 7 We have now arranged to supply, from our office, Mr. Albert Broadbent's threepenny Treasuries of the Poets, as well as the shilling Life and Light Books and Trine's In Tune With the Infinite. Most…
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The Great Law

(From the French or Emile Souvestre). In the time of the earliest race of Frank kings, when the greater part of their subjects were yet ignorant of the name of Christ, lived an old man named Novaire, who had received the Good News, and applied himself to understand it. Abandoning…
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Vengeance

Hast thou received some grievous injury,And seekest vengeance on thine enemy?Then stay thy hand and smite him not, for know,Revenge will surely harm him less than thee. Revenge and wrong bring forth their kind. —Percy Bysshe Shelley Because we are enemies of others, they in their turn are our enemies.—Annie…
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The Need for Individual Effort

One of the dangers which besets those who seek to follow idealism and dwell upon high and lofty aims is that there is a tendency to rest content with the beautiful ideals themselves as such instead of carrying them to practical issues, whereby alone they become really useful, helpful and…
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Heroes

In a mighty cityOnce a youth did dwell,Whose distinctive futureMany did foretell,For in early childhoodHe had made a vow,That unto his personAll the world should bow.And he aimed unceasingTo attain his goal,Braving opposition,Brooking no control;Nothing was too sacred,Naught too base or illTo uphold his purposeAnd achieve his will.And the world…
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The Acts of the Apostles

It is the fate of religious terminology (as of religions themselves) to lose, during the process of time and in the minds of men, the living spirit which at first informed it, and to become, through constant intimacy and familiarity, as well as by frequent repetition, a dead and powerless…
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The Legend of the Flowers

God saw that it was very good,The swelling wold, the whispering wood,The fair green grass, the tiny brook,The fragrant moss in shady nook,The glittering drops of morning dewThat keep the face of Nature new—All, all was good.The spirit-garment touched the earth,And every plant sprang to its birthClothed in a robe…
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A Permanent Impression

I was walking in the country with a friend not long ago when she noticed a leaf in the hedge so perfect in form and coloring that it stood out from all the rest. My friend picked it saying she should send it in a letter to her daughter. I…
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Divine Dialogues Between the Master and the Disciple

VII Of Knowledge of the Law Disciple:—Show unto me now, O Master! the Perfect Knowledge;Reveal unto me the working of thy Law;Illuminate my mind with the wisdom of enlightenment. Master:—The Law of life is perfect;Nothing can be added to it or taken from it;It cannot be altered or improved;None can…
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The River of Renunciation

Viewed from the animal shore, the great river of Renunciation appears dark and forbidding, and our poor eyes cannot see the farther shore. We think, perchance the other side is a bleak, and desolate country, as the river must rob us of many things our flesh delights in, and of…
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Freedom

Freedom is a great boon; and we are happy in this land in possessing a great deal of freedom in many ways, yet we are, too many of us, slaves for all that. We are the slaves of our own habits and passions, and that is the most terrible kind…
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Quiet Thoughts

Let your souls ever be open to the Pure, the True, the Beautiful. There is not a leaf in Nature, or a rock on the mountain that has not its lesson to teach, its story to tell. It is the daily rush, the daily cares, that hamper the soul. Fight…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

The following letter is from one of our Indian readers who signs himself "Truth-lover":— "Revered Sir,—I request that you may be good enough to publish your remarks in connection with the following, in your ennobling magazine:—"While I was reading to a few friends the chapter on 'Self and Truth' in…
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Our Groups and Their Work

North London Group—Meeting, May 13th. On this date Mr. Dimsdale Stocker made his second visit to Mrs. Walker's home at Finchley, where our Group meets. We should like to record our heartiest thanks to Mr. Stocker, both for his helpful presence, and the very able and inspiring address he gave…
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Reviews of Books

A Russell Lowell Treasury, A Brotherhood Treasury, and A Treasury of Love, are the last three of Mr. Albert Broadbent's poetical compilations. These booklets are perfections of artistic taste the covers are adorned with beautiful designs, and the poetical selections are choice and are harmoniously arranged. Each book contains over…
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