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The Soul

Having now obtained a glimpse of the adaptation of the physical organism to the action of the mind we must next realize that the mind itself is an organism which is in like manner adapted to the action of a still higher power, only here the adaptation is one of…
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The Soul-Universe

Every living soul has its orbit, or appointed path. And yet appearances are otherwise. Some of us, indeed, appear to be travelling with moral consistency and purpose, but the majority merely wandering; and it may seem an absurdity to say that saint and libertine alike are following an orbit. It…
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Soul Unity

One of the most profound sayings of Jesus, and one which most strongly appeals to our common human sympathy, was spoken when He foresaw the coming of His tragic earthly end, and said to His followers: "Ye shall be scattered every man to his own, and shall leave Me alone,…
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Soul-Liberty

True liberty is never won by physical force, because evil is not overcome by evil, but can only be overcome by good. All true liberty is achieved by obedience to the everlasting; laws of right, and by self-subjugation and self-control. Wisdom spoke by Jesus when He said, "Ye shall know…
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The Soul of Nature

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 contract; shapeless chaotic mass by the law of sphericity made to rotate upon some axis—turned…
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The Soul's Yearning

Blessedness for man is assured in the yearning of the soul for a higher and yet higher state of consciousness. It suffices not to have been brought up to hold certain forms of belief; because the breath of life—the soul's own native air—can never be confined by the terms of…
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Soul-Life

When in an ancient drama job is made to say, "My soul is weary of my life," a note of human experience is struck which is not uncommon in our modern world. Common enough, indeed, but sad beyond words, and we turn from so pessimistic an outlook with feelings of…
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I Am Soul

I Am soul; not have a soul, but am soul, here, now, and forever. My body is no part of me, though it outwardly expresses my past quality of thinking. Sin, disease, suffering, fear, grief, and death, are not entities having independent existence. They are shadows, morbid pictures, images, dreams…
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The Soul's Awakening

Looking back is not always beneficial, and at times it retards, rather than helps the growth of the soul. But there are times—epochs in life—when we are suddenly brought to a stand-still, it may be by some great disappointment or calamity, and we are suddenly brought face to face with…
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The Soul’s Dominion

"When we can drain the ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the force of gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas-jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of profit and loss." —Carlyle Has the soul of man dominion over the body, or…
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The Soul of a New World Order

Inevitably the earnest reformer arrives at the conclusion that the greatest need of the future, the basis of all external reforms, is a "new spirit." That is the final note of almost all the more serious attempts to reconstruct the machinery of civilization which the War has wrecked. And to…
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The Pathway of the Soul

The Epoch —and—The Light of Reason Founded by James Allen, 1902Editor Mrs. James Allen Vol. XX. April 1918 No. 4 There is no binding save by love, and love’s way is the way to Paradise, where birds and flowers are understood and God walks openly with men.—A Modem Mystic. "Man…
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Fine Souls and Fine Society

Emerson's assertion that 'it is the fine souls who serve us, and not what is called fine society,' is a refreshing assurance to fall back upon; for when life degenerates into an idolatry of the senses, a worship of material good, and is controlled only by the sovereignty of selfishness,…
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Soul-Culture

When the neophyte in soul culture resolves that henceforth he will know and live the truth which will make him free—when he starts out to live the true life, he is very often disappointed at his tardy progress. As with most tasks not easy of accomplishment, he finds the first…
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The Progress of the Soul

The whole state of man, spiritual, mental, moral and physical is continually changing. He is either growing better or he is becoming worse. The changes may be slow or rapid, but they are none the less sure. But whatever the nature of the changes, to righteousness or to sin, towards…
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The Soul's Great Need

I sought the world, but Peace was not there;I courted learning, but Truth was not revealed;I sojourned with philosophy, but my heart was sore with vanity.And I cried, Where is Peace to be found!And where is the hiding place of truth!—Filius Lucis Every human soul is in need. The expression…
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The Soul’s Sufferings

Every low desire and all ungoverned emotions, such as lust, envy, greed, malice, pride, grief, &c., serve to stain the soul, and obscure the bright Shekinah's rays within; while virtue, selfless love, and every grace restore its transparency and permit the healing light to glorify the being. Even as the…
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Soul-Building

One's character is the effect of soul-building. It may be either a temple or a prison. This is a matter of choice for each soul, and upon the quality of material selected will depend the strength or weakness of character. We cannot pluck figs from thistles. But by desire and…
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The Soul’s Campaign (Poem)

The power of a holy lifeThan war's strong arm is stronger far:The conquests of fair Virtue's strifeMore glorious yet than triumph carOf warrior from the fight returned,When signal victory lights the eyeThat lately with fell hate has burned.No waiting crowds the "Huzza!" cry,When back to life's true way returnsThe winner…
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The Risen Soul

It is a great thought that the virtue, the purity, the goodness of the world, rise and fall with the virtue, the purity, the goodness of each human being. You cannot grow corrupt and leave the moral tone of the world where it stood before, no matter how little you…
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Soul Completeness

I sent my Soul through the InvisibleSome secret of that after-life to spell;And by and by my Soul returned to me,And answered, “I myself am Heaven and Hell.”—Persian Song In the past we have speculated upon heaven and hell as places, and upon God as a person. Man begins by…
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