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Bryngoleu

We are desirous of entertaining a happy and bright household during the Winter. The Winter climate of Ilfracombe is preeminently the warmest and balmiest in England, and "Bryngoleu" is so situated as to secure the greatest possible amount of sunshine from sunrise to sunset. It is an ideal place for…
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Editorial

The Light of ReasonNovember 1906Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VIII. November 1st, 1906 No. 11 For some time we have been conscious of the fact that our Groups have not been doing the work for which they were originally formed, and which was set forth in an article entitled—"A…
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The Kingdom of the Heart

Part III—The True Kingdom Now we have seen the importance of the first-place heart desires, and if I have made my meaning clear we should have removed some of those coverings that have long hidden the beauty of the saying,—"Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and…
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Precept and Practice

That example is more powerful than precept we are all aware, and are never tired of voicing this sentiment, yet how easy and flattering to adopt the role of preceptor. To glibly utter moral maxims is one of the easiest of occupations, and one in which our conceit grows upon…
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Spiritual Strength

A clear and firm head must precede and accompany a clean and gentle heart. Without the first the second is impossible, for the qualities of purity and gentleness can only be reached through a clear perception of right and wrong, and by the exercise of an irresistible will. The strength…
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Quiet Heroism (Poem)

His courage seemed a meager thing,A butt for boasted might; A weakness open to a sting, A subject for a slight. Some thought him capable of wrong, Some capable of right; Some thought him weak, and none too strong To bear up through the fight. They little knew how, day…
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Common Religion

Religion has been hitherto too much regarded as an exclusive possession for the few. The Greek looked down upon the Barbarian with contempt. The Jew regarded the Gentile as unclean, and would have no dealings even with such near neighbors as the Samaritans. The history of our own country is…
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Obstinacy and Firmness (Poem)

To stand by error, and the truth refuse; To close the eye against unwelcome light; The crooked paths, through prejudice, to choose; For one’s own will, and thoughts, and ways, to fight. To fear to have the sleeping conscience stirred, By letting in truth’s quick and searching ray; When ignorance…
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Service

By A Dreamer It had been a hot sultry day, and just before sundown a sweet shower fell. In conformity with my usual practice, I walked home after the day’s work through one of the London parks. The rain had ceased to fall by the time I reached the gardens,…
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The Rhythms of Life

How few of us realize the value and necessity of rhythm outside a piece of music. Volumes have been written on the necessity of work—nearly as many on the necessity of rest and recreation; but it is necessary to realize that work and rest must alternate in a fixed way…
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Life’s Travelers

We are travelers, everyone of us, upon Life’s Highway. Some who walk along the great Road, see nothing; others see, but without discernment. “Eyes and No Eyes walking the same road." Some keep their eyes and attention fixed upon the affairs of their fellow travelers, many only upon their own.…
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November Star (Poem)

November Star, November Star, Gleaming so brightly, from afar, In darkest night when all is still—With rapture thou my soul dost fill;The moon may hide her silv’ry sheen, But thou hast ever faithful been; Shine, Star of pure unsullied light! Midst thickest clouds thou art most bright. And tho’ the…
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Paragraphs

Once having recognized our goal, and set before ourselves some purpose worthy of attainment, we must ever continue to foster thoughts of this fair ideal and concentrate our minds on its perfection and beauty, that in and through us it may take form in all the things of our daily…
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Teach me (Poem)

Teach me, O seers that I trust! Chant me the difficult strain Leadingout of my sorrow and madness; Preach me the purging of pain! What shall I do to be just? Teach me, O ye in the light! Whom the poor and the rich alike trust; My heart is aflame…
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Our Talks With Correspondents

Under this heading we are prepared, month by month, to give needful advice, and to deal with the questions and difficulties of our readers. To insure a reply in the subsequent issue letters should reach us not later than the 7th. Correspondents may choose their own nom-de plume, but no…
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Our Groups and Their Work

Liverpool and Birkenhead Group—On Monday, 10th September, the usual meeting was held. It being the opening day after the summer vacation, the secretary gave a short address, strongly urging members to take, as a practical idea for the coming winter, the full development of spiritual power and energy, both individually…
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