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The Spiritual Man—His Powers and Privileges

When entering upon a consideration of human nature, it is essentially necessary to consider, first, exactly what we mean to convey by the special terms we are intending to employ. The title of this chapter provokes inquiry, as the adjective Spiritual qualifies the substantive Man. The reader will naturally ask,…
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Part VI: Character-Building Thought Power

A thought—good or evil—an act, in time a habit—so runslife's law: what you live in your thought-world, that, sooner orlater, you will find objectified in your life. Unconsciously we are forming habits every moment of our lives. Some are habits of a desirable nature; some are those of a most…
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The Power of the Individual to Influence Others

The narrowness of our view, and the consequent limitations with which we surround ourselves is the cause of many of our failings to acquit ourselves in life as we ought, and to play the part allotted to us in a satisfactory manner. We often fail to realize our own position…
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The Power of Unselfishness

After twenty years’ practice as a physician, I am satisfied that much of what goes under the name of chronic disease, especially of a nervous type, has its root in selfishness—at least, a purely unselfish man or woman, with consequent tranquil happiness, I never saw who was a nervous invalid.…
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Essay I: Thought as Power

An Explanation and a Prophecy Recently, at my class, we tried an experiment, old to me, and yet then and there it burst upon my comprehension that in this experiment lay Power. Later, I saw that this discovery of Power was man's greatest discovery; that more lay in it for…
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The Power of Faith

Faith can move mountains; so the Scripture saith.The very gates of Heaven are built on faith.He would not see high Heaven, though Heaven were near,Who had not Faith: and with it, Heaven is here.—Clifford Harrison The mind evolves its own. Seek the True and you will find it; or the…
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Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty — Prelude

The optimist is right. The pessimist is right. The one differs from the other as the light from the dark. Yet both are right. Each is right from his own particular point of view, and this point of view is the determining factor in the life of each. It determines…
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In Tune With the Infinite

You can listen to Ralph Waldo Trine's book In Tune With the Infinite using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player.…
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The Power of Thought

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.—Daniel Webster At no previous time have the influence and potency of thought received such careful and discriminating investigation as is now being centered upon it. While a few seers of…
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The Mastery of Destiny

You can listen to James Allen's book The Mastery of Destiny using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%} .mp3browser…
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The Power of Thought in the Development of the Will

The main point m these writings is this: we are not pensioners on any power outside of ourselves. If we fail to get this fact well fixed in our minds, we cannot become established in the positive pole of our being, where the negative conditions of weakness, deformity and disease…
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Energy and Power

How wonderful is the universal energy! Never-tiring, inexhaustible, and apparently eternal in its operation, it moves in atom and in star, informing the fleeting shapes of tune with its restless, glowing, pulsating power. Man is a portion of this creative energy, and in him it manifests, through a combination of…
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The Secret of Health, Success and Power

We all remember with what intense delight, as children, we listened to the never tiring fairy tale. How eagerly we followed the fluctuating fortunes of the good boy or girl, ever protected, in the hour of crisis, from the evil machinations of the scheming witch, the cruel giant, or the…
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The Evolution of Power

That power which the disciple shall covet is that which shall make him appear as nothing in the eyes of men. —"Light on the Path." Behold I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any…
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The Saving Power of Knowledge

The tendency of evolution is the perfecting of individuality; the concentration of power in the ego. Man must learn that he is self-creative, and that his only hope lies in this fact; that his only salvation is knowledge; that knowledge is a constantly growing power. Seeing this to be so,…
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The Nature and Power of Mind

Mind is the arbiter of life. It is the creator and shaper of conditions, and the recipient of its own results. It contains within itself both the power to create illusion and to perceive reality. Mind is the infallible weaver of destiny. Thought is the thread, good and evil deeds…
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The Power of Sympathy in Human Life

What a marvelous power has sympathy, and yet, like other good gifts, how often it is grudgingly given. So strong is it that it will melt the stoniest heart, it will comfort the deepest mourner, it will raise the most degraded to strive for higher things, it will infuse hope…
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From Poverty to Power

You can listen to James Allen's book From Poverty to Power using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser {width:100%}…
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The Realization of Power

Life is to wake, not sleep—Rise and not rest, but pressFrom earth's level, where blindly creepThings perfected, more or less,To heaven's height, far and steep.I have faith such end shall be.From the first Power was, I knewLife has made clear to me,Strive but for closer view,Love's just as plain to…
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Essay III: The Ultimate of Power

Nor can we venture to speak of Life as one of the varieties or manifestations of energy.—Prof. Wm. Crooks All about us, and within us, exist rates of vibration known as forms of energy, some of them forced by man's ingenuity to record themselves by aid of mechanism, others yet…
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The Hypnotic Power of Words

It is well known to all students of the science of vibration that certain hypnotic influences are conveyed through sounds as well as sight. Such influences can indeed be developed through the avenues of any of the senses. The sound waves of a clear-toned bell will place a sensitive subject…
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The Evolution of Power

Janus, the two-faced god of Roman mythology, was believed to be the janitor of heaven, and on earth the guardian deity of gates and doors. Numa Pompilius called the first month of the Roman year after Janus, and dedicated a covered passage near the Forum to him. This passage contained…
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How Pain Leads to Knowledge and Power

You can listen to James Allen's article How Pain Leads to Knowledge and Power using the player below. Click on the play button to listen online or you can download the files to your computer using the links in the download column for use on your iPod or other MP3 player. .mp3browser…
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The Secret, Power, and Effects of Love

This is the Spirit of Infinite Love. The moment we recognize ourselves as one with it we become so filled with love that we see only the good in all. And when we realize that we are all one with this Infinite Spirit, then we realize that in a sense…
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Coming Into Fullness of Power

This is the Spirit of Infinite Power, and in the degree that we open ourselves to it does power become manifest in us. With God all things are possible—that is, in conjunction with God all things are possible. The true secret of power lies in keeping one's connection with the…
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