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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 6 - An Experiment in Education - p. 93

Every life is a profession of faith. and exercises an inevitable and silent propaganda. As far as lies in its power. it tends to transform the universe and humanity into its own image.—AMIEL's JOURNAL.

THE inner life of man is a progressive awakening to the laws and opportunities of the soul as a creative agent in the great world of nature and society. It begins with the first dim intimations of self-consciousness as contrasted with its environment, and proceeds stage by stage until the soul at last becomes conscious of the grand possibilities of evolutionary education. The soul then for the first time learns its sacred significance as an organic factor in the wonderfully varied system of divine self-manifestation. A new sense of responsibility is quickened, a new impetus is imparted to daily life, and existence is held to be worth living in a sense never dreamed of before. For with this deep quickening of the ethical and spiritual incentives, there dawns a consciousness of the close relationship of all human beings as sharers and helpers in the same great evolutionary process.

This organic fellowship of all human souls we

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