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Bryngoleu

We are now booking dates for Winter guests, and 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 "Brygoleu” is so situated as to secure the greatest possible amount of sunshine from…
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Editorial

The Light of ReasonSeptember 1906Published MonthlyEdited by James Allen Vol. VIII. October 1st, 1906 No. 10 "By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." The right control of the tongue is a matter of profound importance, yet how few have accomplished it! Few…
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None Liveth to Himself

We live not for ourselves. We are not made merely for happiness; e’en though we seek our joy in rightful channels. We are made each for the other; and so strange is life, so twined, so complex, that our simplest move—a word—a thought—the glancing of an eye—may turn a multitude.…
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The Kingdom of the Heart

Part II—Some False Kingdoms Now I propose to explore with you a few of those false Kingdoms which entice the Truth-seeker in his search for the true. The first I would call the Kingdom of Success or Prosperity. The dwellers in this kingdom have arranged themselves in classes just as…
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Riches (Poem)

Though man the whole world gain, And give his soul in fee, He soon will find that all is vain, That all is vanity. A man may still be poor E’en though a vast estateHe owns, and has a golden store, And men account him great. For if man in…
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Immortality

Immortality! What visions and fears and strange questionings are aroused in the minds of men and women by the contemplation of this theme! Redolent with hope, and ever-fragrant with the sweetest blossoms of human emotion, yet is it also sadly suggestive, to the awakening soul, of the probability of self-delusion,…
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Jesus and the Christ-Life

One of the brightest jewels in the character of Jesus was his consistency. At the commencement of his career, when he preached that incomparable sermon on the mount, he enunciated the guiding principles of his life. He told man to ‘seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,‘ ‘Resist…
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Resist Not Evil

All evils consist in an imperfect apprehension of the facts of life, a mistaken attitude of mind towards human experience, and a consequent unsatisfactory conduct. Anyone who understands and practices the principle that makes this statement of Jesus reasonable, will not only have learned his personal secret, but will be…
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My Wish (Poem)

When o’er my soul a gentle peace is stealing, And on the breeze, from unknown realms above, I hear a voice like bells at evening pealing, Calling me upward with a tone of love—Then may I turn to Thee, my soul uplifting, And ask Thee for that strength I sorely…
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The One Truth More

There is a common saying current which runs, "If you want to know what a man is ask his wife," and like most homely maxims this saying expresses an obvious truth. It is but to utter a platitude to say that a man’s real character is best known to those…
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The Lowly Way

How frequently one is apt to miss the path in one’s search for Truth. Even after years of experience, the road is often mistaken through our ignorance and blindness, we being deceived by our ideas of mental and spiritual unfoldment—great heights which we fondly imagine we have reached. The ‘New…
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The Principle of Taking

A farmer having an unusually large harvest of apples, and a taste for investigating human characteristics, went into a village school and made the boys assembled there an offer. ‘Boys,’ he said, ‘I am going to give you a treat. Tomorrow morning at half-past eight come to my orchard, and…
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Faith and Courage

If you have failed hitherto to live up to the standard aspiration reveals, do not be discouraged. We all come through the mire which ignorant actions accumulate, and feel sweeter and cleaner for the experience. We can feel that work has been done and that we are cleansed. Much as…
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A Legend (Poem)

There has come to my mind a legend, A thing I had half forgot, And whether I read it or dreamed it— Ah well, it matters not. It is said that in heaven at twilight A great bell softly swings, And man may listen and hearken To the wonderful music…
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Our Talk With Correspondents

Under this heading we are prepared, month by mouth, 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 letters…
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The Brotherhood or School of Virtue

As opportunities present themselves, we shall open up “Brotherhood Centers” in the various towns and districts where the Truth, having been accepted and practiced by the Members, shall be proclaimed and taught. The School of Virtue will thus have its Branches, which will be properly organized and governed under the…
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Our Groups and Their Work

North London Group—A party of members met at Kew Bridge, on Saturday, September 1st. We were glad to meet such a number of the late West London Group (now amalgamated with the West Central Group). After a pleasant tea in an orchard by the river, we proceeded through Kew Gardens.…
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