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John Bascom - Creator of Science of Mind - progenitor of New Thought

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Science of Mind

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Introduction - Intellect - Mental Science's Divisions - Intellect's Divisions and Perceptions - The Understanding - The Reason - The Dynamics of the Intellect - Physical Feelings - Intellectual Feelings - Spiritual Feelings - Dynamics of Feelings - The Will - The Nervous System - Nervous System of Man - Executive Volition - Primary Volition, or Choice - Dynamics of the Will and the Mind - The Relations of the Systems Here Offered to Prevalent Forms of Philosophy - Index - Contents -

stretches before and about us. Nor does the growing mind stop with understanding the things about it. It finds, in a marvelous way, those harmonized powers by which it moves among these objects, modifies them, and reproduces them in articulate speech.

(7) With these acquisitions partially made, the mind is ready for the ordinary work of what we formally recognize as study the acquisition of knowledge. This process will receive farther attention.

(8) The last step in this rational movement is the clear recognition of regulative ideas, allowing each its due position and force. This makes the rational process rational to itself.

Regulative ideas are not first present as objects of distinct recognition, but as unthought-of principles which guide our consideration and apprehension of the phenomena before us. They may sooner or later, or not at all, be analyzed out as distinct elements of thought, though as unconscious ingredients they are, in some one or other of their forms, present from the very beginning. It is not till the class of phenomena to which it pertains are brought forward, enter into the experience, and call forth the attention and judgment, that any one of these ideas, as that of beauty, of liberty, or of right, will find development, application and, latest of all, comprehension.

2. The mind, once in possession and use of its faculties; its perceptions and sensations made complete and instant in their action by the absorption of the needed judgments; the intuitive notions all present, aiding to expand, locate, relate, and expound the several objects and events of experience, and give form and rational coherence to thought, is ready for the acquisition of what is more commonly known as knowledge. This mastery of conditions is so early, so spontaneous, so inevitable, that we more frequently

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