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The Message for the Age

The Epoch —and—The Light of Reason Founded by James Allen, 1902Editor Mrs. James Allen Vol. XX. October 1918 No. 10 (Being part of Mrs. Allen’s Address in the Steinway Hall on September 1st.) Slowly the history of the race is writ, Each age each nation add a line to it. There…
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The Soldier and the Church

Much has been written and a great deal more said in reference the soldier’s attitude towards the Church. Possibly the man vitally affected has said least. This is not due to any feeling of indifference on his part, merely a natural disinclination to air his views. He has his teeth…
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Amor Vincit Omnia (Love Conquers All) (Poem)

A learned teacher, steeped in Nature’s lore,Seeking, one day, for light on problems moreIntricate than he had ever dream`d;Alighted on four common little ants he deem’dWere hunting food to store for future need.When, suddenly, a piece of earth was freedBy dampness, from the verdant bank,And pinned one little ant until…
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The Soul of a New World Order

Inevitably the earnest reformer arrives at the conclusion that the greatest need of the future, the basis of all external reforms, is a "new spirit." That is the final note of almost all the more serious attempts to reconstruct the machinery of civilization which the War has wrecked. And to…
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Why Do I Fail? (Answered) (Poem)

When l would lift my soul to highest heavenThat state of bliss so rich, so full, so free;Where errors are forgotten and forgivenAnd love alone reigns thro’ eternity: When I would strain as doth the seed soil-fetteredTo pierce the earth and heaven’s sweet breeze inhale,Why is it vain?—I fall again…
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The After Life

You ask me, Charles, of what I am thinking, I think, so help me Heaven, of immortality!—Milton to his friend Diodati The world war has forced upon the minds of the masses thoughts which previously had given them hardly a moments serious consideration. Materialism held a death grip on the…
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The Editor's Letter Box

Dear Mrs. Allen, Epoch arrived today and I only wish that I lived nearer so that I might go to the Steinway Hall on Sundays to have the pleasure of seeing and hearing you, but as that is impossible, the next best thing is to join the Correspondence Study Classes…
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Good Intentions

There are some people to whom good intentions are a snare and a delusion. They confuse the desire for expression with action whereby the desire is expressed, and often feel a glow of satisfaction because of the desire to do good. This state of mind is peculiar to many who…
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Thought

Thought means life, since those who do not think do not live in any high and real sense. Thinking makes the man.—Alcott If the above be true, then it is impossible to write too much in The Epoch on the subjects of thoughts and thinking. lf not to think is…
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Do the Will and Ye Shall Know

How futile are all arguments and contentions where there is no illumination, no first-hand knowledge. The mediocre standard of relationship between man and men, nation and nation, notwithstanding a contrary appearance of trust and amiability, are based on very uncertain foundations, there is underneath this complacent exterior attitude an undercurrent…
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God is Light (Poem)

Dark your way is it? Dark as EgyptWas dark to the Hebrews in Pharaoh’s time!It is easy you say to look towards heaven,When you walk where the mountain tops sublime,See the first faint blue of the miracle dawn,Feel the roselight kiss of the wonderful morn,A-thrill with the glory of earth…
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Terminus Ad Quem (Poem)

When self in man doth dieAnd Christ doth take its place,When evil quick doth flyThe Soul's transfigured face; The fires of wrath shall languish;The wounds of hate shall heal!And envy’s wasting anguishThe heart shall cease to feel! The wrongs of earlier ages, The throbs of anguished life,In man's maturer stagesShall…
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The James Allen Movement

Steinway Hall Lower Seymour Street, London Mrs. James Allen, Editor of The Epoch and Light of Reason speaks in the above Hall every Sunday Afternoon at 3 o’clock. Doors open at 2:30. The Services are free to all, and Epoch readers are asked if they will kindly do their best…
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