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Horatio Dresser was a major early New Thought author

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Horatio W. Dresser's

Education and the Philosophical Ideal

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Preface - Introduction - The New Point of View - Educational Ideals - Equanimity - The Subconscious Mind - The Spiritual Ideal in Childhood - An Experiment in Education - The Expression of the Spirit - An Ideal Summer Conference - The Ministry of the Spirit - The Mystery of Pain and Evil - The Philosophical Ideal - The Criteria of Truth - Organic Perfection - Immortality - Index - p. 247


Chapter 5 - The Spiritual Ideal in Childhood - p. 73

Education does not commence with the alphabet it begins with a mother's look, with a father's nod of approbation or sign of reproof, with a sister's gentle pressure of the hand or a brother's noble act of forbearance.—ALBERT MORTON.

ONE of the most strongly marked tendencies of our time is the change of attitude toward the
child. Formerly the child's sphere was decidedly restricted, guarded at every turn by the dogmas and customs of a generation whose power is now rapidly waning. At present the child enjoys much greater liberty of speech and action in the home, while in school and college his individuality is constantly gaining in recognition. Those institutions in which the elective system prevails are in the front rank, and there is a tendency in all departments of school and college to extend the ideals and methods of the new education. From the kindergarten to the high-grade university the ideal will soon be the free expression of the individual soul. Opportunities of every sort are opening before the young mind: it is for the child to come to consciousness of these opportunities and to select those most in keeping with his needs.

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