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June

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 ReasonJune 1905Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VII. June 1st, 1905 No. 6 Should any of our readers, who may be visiting North Devon during the summer months, care to call upon us, we shall be glad to receive them on Friday afternoons. We shall also be…
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The Wayside Flower (Poem)

There grows a little flower by the way,And sheds its sweetness on the passer-by;And many a tired traveller stays to restWhere it is nigh. It grows beside the dusty road of life,And lifts a trustful face to God above—Thrice strong the soul that breathes the sweetness ofThe flower of Love!…
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What is Philosophy

Part IV Proportion: Or, The Law of Principality This is Philosophy, to make remote things tangible; common things extensively useful; useful things extensively common; and to leave the least necessary for the least necessary for the last.—Walter Savage Landor Man is essentially a creature of choice, and almost every conscious…
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A Thought (Poem)

Sometimes in the dark,When stars in heaven their silent watches keep,While mother nature rocks the world to sleep,And all is strangely still;My soul awakes and vainly strives to seeThe why and wherefore of life’s mystery,And why what was, and is, and is to beShould Be. Sometimes in the morn,When from…
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The Constancy of Change

If we have risen, we must still rise. Patient as we may have become, we must be more so; while if we have been self-sacrificing we must add to our deeds of self-sacrifice. It is the only way to remain in our exalted position, to be patient or self-sacrificing. For…
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Soul-Thirst

We all know something of physical thirst by a common daily experience, and we read of the sensations of those who have explored the interior of the Australian continent or other waterless regions. Lady Burton describes the intense longing for water of those who have journeyed over the desert, when…
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Hope

How good is man's life, the mere living! how fit to employ All the heart and the soul and the senses forever in joy!—Robert Browning Or the many elements which go to the makeup of that hyper-complex, subtle, elusive, incomprehensible something, commonly known as Life, hope is primordially the most…
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To The Wind-Spirit (Poem)

Friend of my soul, thou Wind!I know thee when thou sweepest down the glen;I hear thee in tumultuous storms, and thenIn quiet voices whispering round the shore. In some forgotten past;To which the memory slowly travels back,Thy spirit and my life will find the trackWhere we as one have lived…
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The Song of the Lark

And every little brown bird that doth sing Hath something greater than itself, and bears A loving word to every living thing. —Richard Realf One morning while walking in the fields, I heard at skylark sing a glad song, and it set me thinking. Why should he sing? Because it…
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Nature's Voices (Poem)

I wonder hast thou ever heard Nature speak softly to the heart, And say, “Come thou with me apart, And l will teach thee many things." And thou hast told her all thy pain, And how thy mind has been perplexed With questions which thy heart have vexed Of all…
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Divine Dialogues Between The Master and The Disciple

Of Righteousness Master:—Stand up, Son of Light! and put on the garment of righteousness; Rejoice! and enter the glad way of holiness; Open thine eyes, and behold ‘the glory of Truth; For thou hast been faithful and obedient; Thou hast been patient and enduring; Thou hast conquered and overcome. The…
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Truth Made Manifest

Truth is rendered visible through the media of deeds. It is something seen and not heard. Words do not contain the Truth; they only symbolize it. Good deeds are the only vessels which contain Truth. It has been frequently said that being must precede doing. Being always does precede doing;…
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Effort is the Law of Life

Remember that the law of life is effort, that talk is valueless unless it leads to action, that the truth of opinions is to be tested by their practical efficiency. Prudence, patience, labor, valor—these are the stars that rule the career of mortals. It is the storm not the calm…
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Train Yourself to Think

Someone has said: "The reason why most men do not accomplish more is because they do not attempt more." Everything in the Universe is governed by law; a man's life may be orderly and successful, or it may be varying and end in at wreck. Failure and success are the…
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Our Groups and Their Work

Home Group, Ilfracombe—April 14th. We had an excellent address from Mr. Allen, entitled “Yea and Nay,“ which dealt with the subject of truthfulness. He quoted the text—"Let your yea be yea and your nay, nay, for whatsoever is more than this cometh of evil." The simple truth needs no embellishment…
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Reviews of Books

Extracts from the Writings of Clement of Alexandria, cloth bound, and published by the Theosophical Publishing Society, 161, New Bond Street, London. W., is one of those rare little books which, beautiful outwardly to the eye, and, within, filled with sweet thoughts of consolation for the heart, come into one's…
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Books Received

The Man Who Was Afraid, by Maxim Gorky; cloth. T. Fisher Unwin, 11, Paternoster Buildings, London, E.C. Robot Orange, by John Oliver Hobbes; popular edition. T. Fisher Unwin. The Hungry Forties: Life Under The Bread Tax. T. Fisher Unwin. Protection and Employment, by Harold Cox. T. Fisher Unwin. Michael: The…
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