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International New Thought Alliance's

First International New Thought Metaphysical Congress

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Preface - First Convention - Address of Welcome - Thought Grafting - A Rational Positive Spiritual Philosophy - Abundant Life - Value of Social Ideals - Powers Invisible - After Christianity, What? - Mental Treatment for Communities - A Plea for Work Among School-teachers - Officers and Executive Board for 1899 - 1900 - Factions and Divisions - Law of the Good - Tried and True - Gospel of Healing - Is Mental Science Enough? - Constitution and By-laws - Divine Law - God, Freedom, and Immortality - Unity of Good - New Century's Call - Spirit of the New Thought - Individual Ideals - Contents -


FIRST CONVENTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL METAPHYSICAL LEAGUE.

In accordance with the arrangement made at Hartford in February, 1899, a convention was called, to be held at Boston, Mass., October 24-26, 1899. A preliminary notice, sent out in the early summer, brought forth so wide an expression of interest that the success of the Convention was assured. A most attractive program was arranged by the Executive Committee, the addresses representing every section of the United States and being from some of the very best thinkers and speakers interested in the Metaphysical movement.

It was supposed that Lorimer Hall, in Tremont Temple, would amply accommodate all who would attend the Convention. At some of the sessions, however, the interest was so great that hundreds were unable to find even standing room within the hall. Those who had been most sanguine were surprised at the large attendance, while to others it revealed a strength and vitality in the movement that they could hardly believe it to possess.

So quietly has the leaven of lofty thinking been working that, if it has not leavened the whole lump, it has made its power felt both widely and deeply. No large claims in regard to numbers have been made, though very large claims are certainly justified by the facts developed in connection with the holding of this first general Convention. If the growth in the next ten years shall be as great in proportion as it has been in the last decade --- and the indications are that it will be far more

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