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I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least. Nor do I understand who there can be more wonderful than myself.— Walt Whitman As long as we are willing to take the ideas of another in regard to God, without giving the matter any…
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God Is Here

Part IIIMeditations and Suggestions Man through a careless or mistaken consciousness separates himself from God, and this produces infelicity and disease. Thought confers subjective realism either upon ideal entities or upon seeming bad conditions. What we dwell upon we become, or at least grow like. Thought must have an outlet,…
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The Right Idea of God

If one wishes to discover the secret of the healing influence of the New Thought, the greatest step in that direction is a better concept of God. It must be larger and truer than that which prevails. This necessity is general, both in the church and outside. In fact, it…
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God in Man (Poem)

Where'er great pity is and piteousness;Where'er great love and love's strange sorrow stay;Where'er men cease to curse, but bend to blessFrail brethren fashion'd like themselves of clay; Where'er the lamb and lion side by sideLie down in peace; where'er on land or seaInfinite Love and Mercy heavenly-eyedEmerge, there stirs the…
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First Lecture: The Idea of God

The subject selected for the lecture of this evening is the Idea of God. All religions and all systems of occult science, from the earliest history of the world to the present time, have been characterized entirely by that ideal of God which has been held by the people with…
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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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I Am God's Child

The divine heredity overlaps all inherited human ills. The fact that I am God's child must rule my consciousness, until, like the rising sun, it dissipates the fogs and mists of ancestral inharmony. In a vastly deeper and more vital sense I am God's child than that of my parents.…
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God Captains Us (Poem)

"God captains us but does not coddle us." God captains us but does not coddle us, Nor are we meant to pass our sojourn hereSeeking for ease and comfort, but are madeFor higher, purer, grander life than this.God needeth men, not babes, and he who fainWould honor such a Father,…
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God Is My Life

To the deceptive and sensuous consciousness, life seems limited and narrow, but it is really a part of the One—the Universal Life. The concept of separation closes the divine influx and causes dryness and leanness. Life is a continuous divine communication. The heart-throb of God pulsates through humanity. Life can…
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God's Picture-Puzzle (Part 2)

The child's Picture-Puzzle and the Key represent the two elements of Education, Practice and Theory. In Nature's method—Evolution—Practice ever comes before Theory. We begin life by making mistakes. We learn by making mistakes: it is God's way of teaching us. Indeed, we go on doing all manner of perverse things.…
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My Gods With Whom I Dwell

The Epoch —and—The Light of Reason Founded by James Allen, 1902Editor Mrs. James Allen Vol. XX. May 1918 No. 5 Surely as I have thought so shall it come to pass.—Isa. xiv. 24. Were I so tall to reach the pole,Or grasp the ocean in my span,I must be measured…
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The Kingdom of God

Oh man, know thyself! In thee is hid the treasure of treasures.Seek to converse in purity with your own pure mind and with God. The first and highest purity is that of the soul.—Epictetus The human heart is like heaven: the more angels the more room.—Fredericka Bremer What men have…
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God With Us

Man is of God, for without God was nothing made. Every man therefore, being of God, should possess His attributes. But alas! many are still in ignorance, and live in disregard of His laws. He has planted us all here for a purpose, and our whole life should be a…
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God's Picture-Puzzle (Part 3)

In nothing does the decadence of modern art so plainly betray itself as in its insolent disdain of "subject." To the old masters subject was everything. But ask some modern painter what is the subject of his picture and he will probably tell you, "Oh! never mind the subject; anything…
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God In Man

In all man’s concepts of God he never fails to see Him as the Supreme Good. He constantly reaches out and strives for the good, and knows that if he were God he would be first, last, and always wholly Good. When man describes his concept of Good, he says…
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The Service of God

Therefore man should work not for the flesh, but for the spirit. Which art in Heaven It happened that Jesus was walking across a field with his pupils one Saturday. The pupils were hungry, and on the way they plucked ears of corn and rubbed them in their hands and…
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God and Mammon

It is often said of certain persons that they are trying "to make the most of both worlds,” which implies that these persons although not at all vile or depraved, are somewhat epicurean in their tastes, and whilst aspiring to a purer and nobler life hereafter, still seek pleasure and…
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God and Man

The highest are of human contemplation circling upwards—the infinite love and tenderness—be that my subject here. To some people love divine seems a mist—a phantom, although they can understand human love (yet not the highest). Yet is divine love precisely the same in kind as human, whether maternal, paternal, filial,…
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The Will of God Concerning Man

The last chapter ended with these words,—The moment the mind of man awakens to his divinity, that moment he begins to rise superior to the animal nature, and his ascent has begun. The question now arises: To what height is it possible for man to rise? Man has, intellectually, risen…
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The Nature of God

"From Thee, great God, we spring, to Thee we tend, Path, Motive, Guide, Original, and End." —Samuel Johnson What an overwhelming subject for contemplation! Can the human interpret the Divine? Philosophers have reasoned about it, poets have sung of it, mystics have dreamed of it, and prophets, apostles, and martyrs…
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God's Picture-Puzzle (Part 1)

Who has not experienced in solemn awe the sensation of walking before daybreak when all nature is shrouded in darkness? How softly, gently, sweetly, the coming glory dawns upon the sleeping world by small and slow and almost imperceptible degrees! How, in the landscape, one object after another becomes, as…
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