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Aviation and the New Consciousness

Dr. Bucke, in his work Cosmic Consciousness, published some ten years ago, stated that aerial navigation would become an accomplished fact in the near future, and that it would revolutionize the social and economic conditions of the world. So far as the advent of the new means of travel is…
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Work, Wages, and Well-Being

Activity is a necessity of existence, and usefulness is the object of being. Nature at once cuts off that which has become useless. Her economy is faultless, and she will not be burdened with things which have ceased to be of service in her progressive workshop. Nor does she allow…
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The Survival of the Fittest as a Divine Law

Nature and Spirit were at one time universally considered to be at enmity, and even today the majority of people regard them as opposed to each other; but a fuller knowledge of the Cosmos reveals the sublime fact that the natural and the spiritual are two aspects of One Eternal…
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The New Courage

The virtue of courage is generally referred to in its physical manifestation, and it is significant in this particular—that its symbol is a beast of prey, namely, the lion. The dictionary rendering adheres to this physical aspect of courage, for on turning up the word I find its meanings are…
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Justice and Love

One frequently hears justice referred to as being opposed to love. Such an error arises out of lack of understanding of the profound and comprehensive significance of these two principles, for two divine laws cannot stand in opposition or contradiction to each other. Two basic laws, both admittedly good, must…
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Men and Systems: Their Correlations and Combined Results

There is today a widespread revolt against those modes of human activity designated "Systems," and these systems are almost invariably referred to as something distinct from, and yet directing, controlling, or tyrannizing over, humanity itself. Thus the leaders in the revolt referred to speak of the "commercial system", the "social…
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Justice in Evil

Today we frequently meet with the assertion, "All is good." Pope, in his famous essay on man, said: Whatever is, is right. and nearly all are familiar with Browning’s oft-quoted line: God's in His heaven, all's right with the world. In the face of these statements, the questions naturally arise:…
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Foreword

The unceasing change, the insecurity, and the misery of life make it necessary to find some basis of certainty on which to rest if happiness and peace of mind are to be maintained. All science, philosophy, and religion are some many efforts in search of this permanent basis; all interpretations…
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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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