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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 -


Life, liberty, land, equality of opportunity, the pursuit of his highest ideals and happiness --- all these are the inalienable right of every soul. All the resources of the collective life should be such as to build up the soul when it enters this sphere of development. But, as you find things here, all the resources of collective life are so possessed and administered that the moment a soul comes to self-consciousness it begins a desperate and damning conflict with the collective life of the world in order to maintain itself. The moment a soul begins to reflect and to act, it finds itself in a world so organized and owned that it has to struggle for life, struggle to escape economic destruction, struggle with a desperation that blights and consumes, in a desperate battle against a civilization that is the enemy of the till. For no man can be wholly right unless he has his rights upon which to stand. No man can ever be wholly true unless he has a foundation of truth to stand upon in the collective life: just as no man can ever have his rights except they be founded in righteousness."

SESSION OF WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 25, 1899.

This session, though principally devoted to the transaction of business, was opened by

A PLEA FOR WORK AMONG SCHOOL-TEACHERS.

BY ANITA TRUEMAN.

I shall devote the few moments, allotted to me on this program to a subject of immediate and practical importance to every individual having the welfare and progress of humanity at heart --- namely, the necessity for active educational work along metaphysical lines among school-teachers. It would be safe to say that the larger part of my audience is composed of persons that had left school-days behind them when the light of the New Thought first dawned upon their lives. It would be somewhat difficult for these to realize the experience every where met, by the younger generation of New Thought students, in attempting to reconcile the principles of advanced

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