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Preface

For all experience (living) there is a common basis, which may be found in the inherent potential nature of man and his adjustment to environment. The diversity of expression and adjustment is as great as the multitude of individuals. Not all expressions and adjustments are happy, beneficent, wise, or progressive.…
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Subliminal Consciousness

Knowing the characteristics of the subliminal consciousness, which are so potent in their effect upon the life, we are in a position to understand the philosophy of concentration and introspection (or meditation). Certain profound experiences have been repeated century after century in the lives of many persons separated by time…
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Some Basic Philosophy

The Universe and man are inseparable. Universal law de fines the individual expression as well as correlates all in the One. Individual consciousness differentiates the Universal, and evolves through sense, and psychic, to the higher states, by means of the life in which the ego seeks to express in ever-…
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Self-Revelation

In subsequent papers, where will be considered the subject of the subliminal consciousness, it will be seen that one of the most potent characteristics of the present nature of man is his responsiveness to external stimuli: in popular phrase, it has been known as susceptibility to suggestion. It has been…
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Eliminative and Constructive Mentation

Professor Marsh pointed out a most interesting fact in evolution. It is well known that the gigantic animal structures of the geological ages disappeared from the earth and have been succeeded by smaller organisms. It seems to be true that in such changes the brain of the succeeding type has…
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The Rationale of Concentration

I fling my past behind me, like a robe Worn threadbare in the seams, and out of date. I have outgrown it. —Ella Wheeler Wilcox The most troublesome thing to overcome in coming into these teachings is to forget our past. There are people of two classes. One class is…
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Original Thought and Free Expression

Man stands between two powers—Authority and Freedom. To the first he may subject his mind; to the second he may ally himself. The one seeks to enforce its ancient lien upon the soul, to foreclose the mortgage of ancestral making, to exact from new life a homage to the old,…
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Mental States and Selected Consciousness

Having briefly considered the philosophy of unfoldment along the higher paths of being, we may next consider some of the right mental states that make such an unfoldment possible. It must be understood not only that the mental life is an expression of the ego, but that the further expression…
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The Normal and the Supernormal

The man of the Stone Age—whose body was scantily protected from the elements by rude skins, whose habitation was the natural cavern of the earth, whose handicraft rose no higher than the chipping of flint stones for weapons, whose principal pastime was the fierce chase of the wild boar, and…
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