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The Hidden Power And Other Papers upon Mental Science   By: (1847-1916)

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Every effort has been made to replicate this text as faithfully as possible, including obsolete and variant spellings. Obvious typographical errors in punctuation (misplaced quotes and the like) have been corrected. Corrections [in brackets] in the text are explained in a note at the end of the book.

Numbers within curly brackets preceded by a carat character were superscripted in the original. Example: X^{2}.


And Other Papers upon Mental Science



Late Divisional Judge, Punjab. Honorary Member of the Medico Legal Society of New York. First Vice President International New Thought Alliance

New York Robert M. McBride & Company

Copyright, 1921, by S. A. Troward All rights reserved

Sixth Printing September 1936 Printed in the United States of America


The material comprised in this volume has been selected from unpublished manuscripts and magazine articles by Judge Troward, and "The Hidden Power" is, it is believed, the last book which will be published under his name. Only an insignificant portion of his work has been deemed unworthy of permanent preservation. Whenever possible, dates have been affixed to these papers. Those published in 1902 appeared originally in "EXPRESSION: A Journal of Mind and Thought," in London, and to some of these have been added notes made later by the author.

The Publishers wish to acknowledge their indebtedness to Mr. Daniel M. Murphy of New York for his services in the selection and arrangement of the material.



I The Hidden Power 1

II The Perversion of Truth 42

III The "I Am" 59

IV Affirmative Power 63

V Submission 67

VI Completeness 74

VII The Principle of Guidance 81

VIII Desire as the Motive Power 85

IX Touching Lightly 92

X Present Truth 96

XI Yourself 99

XII Religious Opinions 105

XIII A Lesson from Browning 113

XIV The Spirit of Opulence 118

XV Beauty 123

XVI Separation and Unity 129

XVII Externalisation 141

XVIII Entering into the Spirit of It 146

XIX The Bible and the New Thought I. The Son 153 II. The Great Affirmation 166 III. The Father 178 IV. Conclusion 185

XX Jachin and Boaz 192

XXI Hephzibah 197

XXII Mind and Hand 204

XXIII The Central Control 209

XXIV What is Higher Thought 213

XXV Fragments 215




To realise fully how much of our present daily life consists in symbols is to find the answer to the old, old question, What is Truth? and in the degree in which we begin to recognise this we begin to approach Truth. The realisation of Truth consists in the ability to translate symbols, whether natural or conventional, into their equivalents; and the root of all the errors of mankind consists in the inability to do this, and in maintaining that the symbol has nothing behind it... Continue reading book >>

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