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Birmingham—On Saturday, October 7th,at a private meeting of the T.S. Lodge, held at the Pitman Hotel, Mr. Allen spoke on the subject of meditation, explaining the necessity for it, the means of attaining to right meditation, and the sell-control and peace to which it leads.—J.A.

Smethwick—There was an appreciative audience on Sunday morning, October 8th, when Mr. Allen‘s address on "The Path of the Peacemaker" was listened to with the closest attention. The subject was dealt with in a masterly manner, and evidently appealed deeply to those present. A short reading was also included from “The Light of Reason." Mrs. Allen addressed a meeting of young people in the afternoon.

Birmingham—Midland Institute. A goodly number of thoughtful people assembled on Sunday evening, October 8th to hear Mr. Allen’s address, “The Search for Reality." The interest was sustained throughout, and at the close many interesting questions were asked, which gave the Lecturer the opportunity for some instructive and terse replies, which were eminently satisfactory.

Mr. Allen's next visit will be looked forward to with interest.

Birmingham—"Light of Reason Group." A delightful meeting of members and friends was held on Monday evening, October 9th, at the Orchard Restaurant, Mrs. Allen being present. The subject was "The Way of Enlightenment," which our esteemed Editor handled in his best manner. In the course of the address he expounded the principle of the proposed Brotherhood, and described the necessary steps to the attainment of true spirituality. At the close of the meeting several copies of “From Poverty to Power" and others of Mr. Allen's books were applied for, and many other signs of interest were manifest. On all hands the hope was expressed that both Mr. and Mrs. Allen would visit our Group again shortly.—Francis S. Blizard, Secretary.

Wolverhampton—On Tuesday evening, October 10th, Mr. James Allen gave an address on “The Way of Enlightenment." After explaining the fact of there being many ways to different places, Mr. Allen proceeded to point out the "Way of Enlightenment." The Path of Enlightenment is a three-fold one, the three divisions being (I) Path of Discipline (2) Path of Purification (3) Path of Knowledge, or Attainment. Under the first head of Discipline, the need of having rules and keeping them strictly was plainly shown, several apt illustrations being given. Purification is the second part of the path. By purification is meant looking into one's own heart and ridding it of all evil tendencies, such as doubt, hatred, and covetousness. &c. The third path of Attainment is the final part of the path, and when a person has reached Attainment, he has succeeded in finding and following the “Way of Enlightenment."—D. Ritson Smith. Hon. Secretary.

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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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