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Editorial

The Light of Reason
August 1906
Published Monthly
Edited by James Allen

Vol. VIII. August 1st, 1906 No. 8

We are writing this Editorial early in the month of July, but already our readers are responding to our appeal, and are taking advantage of our premium offer which, it should be carefully noted, only extends to the end of this month (August), and which applies to renewed subscriptions as well as to new, ones. We are receiving letters of approval concerning our action in increasing the price of the magazine, and so far only one letter of dissatisfaction and censure has reached us, our private reply to which probably cleared away a misunderstanding, and, we trust, removed all bitterness.

A few of our subscribers have voluntarily taken it upon themselves to secure other subscribers for the journal, and in this way some new names have been added to the subscribers’ book, and a copy of "As a Man Thinketh" has been duly forwarded to each. If a number of others would follow their example, our Subscription List would increase rapidly, and our work would go forward with increased life and vigor.

We have just filled orders for several parcels of back numbers for free distribution, and if a comparatively small number of our readers would undertake to help in this way we should soon have all our back numbers in circulation and the Magazine would find its way into many hands which it otherwise would not reach. Will our Readers help to make the Magazine more widely known in this way?

The new (fifth) Edition of "From Poverty to Power" is now ready, and orders can be filled by return post. The fourth (shilling) Edition of "As a Man Thinketh," is also to hand, and a copy will be forwarded free to everyone sending in a year’s subscription for "The Light of Reason" before August 31st.

We would draw special attention to our Correspondence Column this month. We are always pleased to answer any questions, or explain any points which may not be quite clear to our readers. Do not hesitate to write to us, and ask questions. Many of our Readers have written, from time to time, saying how much help they have derived from the correspondence page. Several remarking, "I always turn to that part first.”

We thank those who have written in such glowing terms of "The Bryngoleu Cookery Book." We are glad our readers have found it so helpful to them in their housekeeping, and that they so thoroughly appreciate the various dishes and find them so easy to prepare. Should any Reader find any difficulty in this direction, or require any help in commencing the new diet, Mrs. Allen will be delighted to answer any questions, or to reply to any letters on the subject. Fully addressed stamped envelope must be enclosed.

We have received several letters from subscribers in South London expressing a wish that a Group may be formed in that district, and two have offered to open their homes for the purpose of meetings. As such a splendid opportunity is now offered us through the kind interest of our friends, we hope that readers in this district will lose no time in forwarding their names and addresses to us so that a Group may be formed in the Autumn.

Our London Groups continue in their united work. We recommend these Group Meetings to our London Readers. All information may be obtained from the Secretaries—Harry J. Stone, 25, Marriott Road, Tollington Park, N., and John D. Macdonald, 33, Gloucester Road, Finsbury Park, N.

We invite the sympathy and cooperation of every Reader in all branches of our work.

We are expecting a company of happy people at Bryngoleu during the month of August, and those who wish to spend their holiday with us as paying guests, and have not yet made arrangements with Mrs. Allen, should do so without delay. Our house was quite full during the whole of August last year.

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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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