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The Book of The Simple Way of Lao-Tze, with introduction and commentary by Walter Gorn Old, M.R.A.S. For its price, this is the best book we have yet seen on the "Tao-Teh-King." Translations of this ancient work are generally published at a high price, and are arranged for the classical student. The present work will appeal to the mind of the general reader, and the commentary following each chapter helps, in most of the chapters, to elucidate the text. The book can be obtained from our office.

A Golden Afternoon, by Philippa Forest, published by "The Lotus ]ournal," 8, Inverness Place, Queerfs Road, London, W,, price 1/6, is a set of six of the most exquisite stories for children, and would make a suitable gift-book for a child. The stories are pure, imaginative, and full of lively interest for the little ones, and the volume is prettily illustrated and attractively bound.

Lessons in Spiritual Healing, and The Mysteries of Spiritual Healing, by H. Algernon Colvile, 66, Chelverton Road, Putney, London, S.W., are two books treating of self-healing by purely mental methods. Such methods (as with all healing practices) are, of course, for the weak, not for the well; for the sick, not for the strong; and for such, these books will prove a strong mental tonic, for their whole tendency is to inspire the faltering and despondent to greater self-reliance and courage.

All Things are Possible to them that Believe, and None of These Things More Me, are two booklets by Annie Rix Militz on the adoption of an affirmative attitude of mind in the search for a true life. The books are published by The Absolute Press, New York.

A Norman Gale Treasury, is the twelfth issue (just published) of Mr. Broadbent's "Treasuries of the Poets." It contains a choice selection of Norman Gale's short poems, the pieces are tender, sympathetic, and richly musical. We supply it from our office.

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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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