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As a Man Thinketh (version 3)

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The burgeoning conflict between science and organized religion in the Nineteenth Century had many cultural offshoots, one of the most significant of which was the New Thought movement. New Thought exponents sought to reconcile the principles of science and general spirituality in a synthetic practical philosophy which explored the universality of the human experience. The literature which developed as a consequence has provided the basic material used by most of today's self-help practitioners, and has won enduring popularity because of the simplicity of its concepts and the practical methods it espouses.

Among the earliest and most celebrated of these authors was James Allen (1864 - 1912). A reclusive man, he spent the last ten years of his life in rural seclusion in the village of Ilfracombe in Devon, during which period he wrote most of his twenty books. The most famous of these is As A Man Thinketh, a short treatise of the power of thought. This short work is one of the first great classics of self-help literature, and has never been out of print since it was first published in 1902. Allen's main thesis is that thought is not just a vehicle for comprehending and explaining the world, but is also the prime mechanism for creating and changing human experience. While Allen's views may remain controversial, a vast audience of readers has found his work greatly inspiring. (Algy Pug)

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AS A MAN THINKETH

BY

JAMES ALLEN

Author of "From Passion to Peace"

Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes, And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills, Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills: He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass: Environment is but his looking glass.

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CONTENTS

THOUGHT AND CHARACTER

EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON CIRCUMSTANCES

EFFECT OF THOUGHT ON HEALTH AND THE BODY

THOUGHT AND PURPOSE

THE THOUGHT FACTOR IN ACHIEVEMENT

VISIONS AND IDEALS

SERENITY

FOREWORD

THIS little volume (the result of meditation and experience) is not intended as an exhaustive treatise on the much written upon subject of the power of thought. It is suggestive rather than explanatory, its object being to stimulate men and women to the discovery and perception of the truth that

"They themselves are makers of themselves."

by virtue of the thoughts, which they choose and encourage; that mind is the master weaver, both of the inner garment of character and the outer garment of circumstance, and that, as they may have hitherto woven in ignorance and pain they may now weave in enlightenment and happiness... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 9 reviews)

Reviewer: - May 1, 2015
Subject: As a Man Thinketh
I'm glad a read this. Never thought much about the importance of having deliberate thoughts. After reading this book, I believe thoughts can change actions and destinies.
Reviewer: - March 30, 2015
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This is an Excilent Book Gyanbikash
Reviewer: - February 1, 2015
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Well read, very thought-provoking book. Not a book to casually listen to, but needs full attention to get it all.
Reviewer: - December 18, 2014
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Simple and elegant book, well read too
Reviewer: - August 5, 2014
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Well written and beautifully read. A good book to read.
Reviewer: - April 12, 2014
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Excellent, thank you so much :-)
Reviewer: - March 20, 2014
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Short and sweet. Eloquent writing and deep meaningful message We worth a read or two
Reviewer: - October 9, 2013
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Very smart for kids and older adults alike!
Reviewer: - November 30, 2012
Great job. Congrats to this team.


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