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The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science  (1904)

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"It becomes, therefore, the most important of all considerations with what character we invest in the Universal Mind; for since our relation to it is purely subjective it will infallibly bear to us exactly that character which we impress upon it; in other words it will be to us exactly what we believe it to be."--Thomas Troward

THIS book contains the substance of a course of lectures recently given by the writer in the Queen Street Hall, Edinburgh. Its purpose is to indicate the Natural Principles governing the relation between Mental Action and Material Conditions, and thus to afford the student an intelligible starting point for the practical study of the subject.

1. Spirit And Matter; 2. The Higher Mode of Intelligence Cotnrols The Lower; 3. The Unity of Spirit; 4. The Subjective and Objective Mind; 5. Further Considerations Regarding Subjective and Objective Mind; 6. The Law of Growth; 7 Receptivity; 8. Reciprocal Action of the Universal and Individual Minds; 9. Causes and Conditions; 10. Intuition; 11. Healing; 12. The Will; 13 In Touch With Sub-Conscious Mind; 14. The Body; 15. The Soul; 16. The Spirit.

...We see that the ultimate foundation of every form of matter is spirit, and hence that a universal intelligence subsists throughout Nature inherent in every one of its manifestations. But this cryptic intelligence does not belong to the particular form excepting in the measure in which it is physically fitted for its concentration into self - recognizing individuality: it lies hidden in that p rimordial substance of which the visible form is a grosser manifestation...

The great truth which the science of hypnotism has brought to light is the dual nature of the human mind. Much conflict exists between different writers as to whether this duality results from the pr esence of two actually separate minds in the one man, or in the action of the same mind in the employment of different functions. This is one of those distinctions without a difference which are so prolific a source of hindrance to the opening out of truth ....

It is here that we find the importance of realizing spirit’s independence of time and space. An ideal, as such, cannot be formed in the future. It must either be formed here and now or not be formed at all; and it is for this reason that every teacher, who has ever spoken with due knowledge of the subject, has impressed upon his followers the necessity of picturing to themselves the fulfillment of their desires as already accomplished on the spiritual plane, as the indispensable condition of fulfillment in the visible and concrete....

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