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Divinity and Humanity

More near than aught thou call'st thy own,Draw if thou canst the mystic line,Severing rightly His from thine,Which is human, which divine.—Emerson What is the normal relation between God and Man? Can there be any distinct boundary line between them? Is there a divine side to man which opens out…
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Human Life (Poem)

Infinite possibility of lifeIs ours who live upon this earth. Each soulIs in itself a harmony, a wholeAs given direct from God.And if the strifeEnter and mar the music that is rifeWithin the deeps of being, may the dayDawn of sweet peace the world not takes away;And may the soul…
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Human Evolution and the "Fall"

In the world's comparative chronology it was but yesterday that the evolutionary philosophy was itself evolved in the human consciousness. Only its lower and materialistic aspects have yet been recognized by science, the grander and higher visions being still in reserve. But even the limited progress already made marks the…
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Human Sympathy

All tireless is the heart of theeTo read the meaning in the faceOf Mother Nature, and adore!Yet thou must leave the birds and sea,The sweet enchantment of their place,That human lives may come before The robins note of rare delightThat fills the Autumn evening hour,The rosy garb of fantasyThat golds…
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The Supreme Fact of Human Life

From the great central fact of the universe in regard to which we have agreed, namely, this Spirit of Infinite Life that is behind all and from which all comes, we are led to inquire as to what is the great central fact in human life. From what has gone…
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The Human Body as a Temple

The physical organism of man, without question, is the masterpiece of the whole material creation. Even when considered simply as a complex mechanism, apart from mind, it occupies the superlative rank. From the anatomical viewpoint, its grace, proportion and perfect adjustment to environment fill one with wonder. It is also…
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The Comely Human Body

The chief cause why our bodies give us so much trouble is that they have been dishonored in thought. Much of the religious teaching of the past has rated them as a hindrance if not an enemy to the soul's progress. We have blamed the body for our own mistaken…
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Mental and Physical Chemistry in the Human Economy

The human body is a chemical laboratory. The mind is the conscious or unconscious chemist, and exercises direct control in all the multiform physical processes. Its compounding is performed unintelligently, and often ignorantly, but the final product is always the natural outcome of past and present mental activity, in quality…
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Thought as a Shield—The Human Aura

From what has been said in the two preceding chapters, the reader will have gathered that the author's attempt has been to point the way from servitude to freedom in individual life by process of self-culture, which must of necessity antedate all successful endeavors to control exterior circumstances. We should…
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A Conquest of Fire by the Human Body

Man is entirely a mental creature; he is a mental statement of what he believes; his body is mental substance, and has been built by his thought, his thought as expressed in belief. If it were not for this fact, there would be no use in trying to conquer death.…
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Self-Protection: Animal, Human, and Divine

Many and wonderful are the means and methods of self-protection in this world of combat! Natural history has revealed the fact that even plants employ means of self-protection; and when we come to the animal world, the methods adopted to avoid annihilation in the struggle for life are so numerous…
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The Endless Creativeness of the Human Intelligence

I am familiar with the phenomena of spiritualism, and I will say that it—of all the theories extant—furnishes by far the best basis of belief in life beyond the grave. Spiritualism is not humbuggery. It is a genuine thing. Spirits, or what seem to be spirits, do make themselves visible…
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From the Pre-Adamic to the Human

A Study In The Higher Evolution So he drove out the man; and he planted at the east of the Garden of Eden the Cherubim,and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.—Genesis III. 24 There is more of philosophy,…
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