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Where Dwells the Soul Serene

Where Dwells the Soul Serene

James Allen reviewed this book, describing it as:
This is a work of transcendentalism after the fashion of Emerson’s Essays. The diction is a model of chastity and elegance, and the loftiest spirituality characterizes the work.  The author starts with no central idea, and adheres to none.  The thirteen sections of the book are entirely separate from each other, the thoughts are discursive, the sentences short, pithy and axiomatic; all of which breathe forth a spirit of sweetness and serenity.

By Stanton Davis Kirkham Author of "The Ministry of Beauty" and "As Nature Whispers". Spiritual poise arises from the inner controlling conviction that Love is the one defense against all that aims at man's integrity…
There is ever in the human mind a longing and desire to transcend the limits of the known—to break bounds and away. It is this desire that has led to great discoveries; it drew certain…
Culture is inseparably linked with reality; indeed, it may be considered as evidence of a perception of what is real, a recognition of true values, a deference to what is substantial in life, in character,…
So unfailingly are the minds of men dominated by the tyranny of the institution that even to quote the inspired utterance of Hebrew or Hindu has become somewhat inexpedient to whomsoever essays to speak independently…
Always has the mountain peak been a symbol of things spiritual, and Ida and Olympus, Sinai and Fujiyama bear witness of the dignity with which it is invested. It typifies the ascent from a gross…
If we are to be utilitarian, let it be in a true and broad sense. Exclude not the Spirit which gives life; exclude not the beautiful, which has a vast bearing on life. Be true…
We stand so nearly upon the border of the unseen world that, though prone to deny its very existence, we must commonly express the material in terms of the immaterial—as when we speak of the…
Endless are the marks of identification we carry about us, whether the insignia of rank, or mental scars and birthmarks. The evidences of our present outlook—the impress of the restless mind upon the plastic clay—are…
In meeting successfully the issues of life as they present themselves, it is incumbent upon all men to defer to the principles which underlie their being and the spiritual laws which constitute the framework of…
The science of living is the knowledge of relationship, of man to God, and this is religion and metaphysics; of man to man, and this is ethics. And one is spiritual no less than the…
Here are two standards of value, the one real and the other fictitious, one permanent and the other shifting. It is a propensity of the human mind to forego the idea and deal with the…
The wise men of our youth recede before our maturing vision; the giants diminish in stature, and presently we are abreast of them and look over their heads. Our idols descend from their pedestals. With…
In a higher classification, mankind may be divided—irrespective of its various minor attributes—into two grand subdivisions of thinkers and non-thinkers: the former susceptible of further distinctions, both generic and specific, becoming more and more specialized.…
Introduction The ages have wrought for concentration and have sought to bring all diffusion to a focus and to centralize all that was outlying. See all nebulae brought to revolve about a center and to…