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claimed it. I knew exactly the mental attitude that would restore her, and I took up the key for her, placed it in her hand. When she opened the right door, she at once knew the truth that makes any one free who finds it.

Do not dwell on false appearances; it doesn't pay. Magnify the Self; praise it in its splendor; be glad and rejoice that you are the Expressed Image of Elohim; extol its qualities; glory in your spirituality. And do you know what an exercise like this will accomplish? It acts as a fixative to make the conditions permanent in the physical also. At first there may be a struggling; old doubts and fears loth to leave their habitual roost may attempt a fluttering and some crowing, amid Cold conditions; but at no time deny the truth you have seen, for it is through its knowledge you save yourself.

Claim your perfection; call it forth more and more day by day. “So shall your word go forth out of your mouth and it shall not return unto you void, but it shall accomplish that which you please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereunto you sent it.”

The mountains and the hills shall break forth before into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands for Joy.

“Instead of the thorn, shall come up the fir tree" and instead of sickness shall appear happiness and health. And it shall honor The True Self, the Ego, it shall be an everlasting sign, true symbol of manifestation, that shall not be cut off.

C. J. B.

The Ego has every quality contained in the spiritual universe. As the number One contains in itself all of mathematics, every numerical possibility, so the Individual is the unit of Expression, and contains, potentially, every spiritual possibility. - Holiday Extra.

Spirit Phenomena. S I wish to be perfectly fair in my investigations Al of this subject, I here give a portion of a letter

received from a friend in London, Eng., Mr. H. W. Thatcher, who, I am sure, is honest in all he does and says along this line. He served as an officer for nineteen years in the British army, is a musician and art critic and educated in the sciences. He writes:

"Since I last wrote to you I have resumed my own sittings in the cabinet for spirit-manifestations. I know that I am genuine, and, as my circle is composed of my friends, one of them a scientific man, I know, too, that they are incapable of perpetrating any sort of fraud or imposition.

“Mysterious happenings take place all the same; for instance, at the last sitting but one, solid arms and hands were felt which melted in the grasp. How could that be done even by the conjurer? And the scientific man referred to above convinced himself that the hands did not belong to any of the sitters- there are only four besides myself in the cabinet.

“Do you ask why a cabinet is necessary? I answer that it is as necessary to mix the several magnetisms and auras as a basin is to mix the ingredients of the Christmas pudding.

"At the last sitting a voice proceeded from out the air, a voice which certainly belonged to neither sitters nor medium; nor was it a pleasant or desirable voice, and I hope it may be dismissed by the superintendents of our circle.

"I find from my records that a good number of phenomena have taken place through my own mediumship, as lights, materializations, 'apports,' voices and 80 on, and if I doubted before, which I did not, as my faith in the unseen is firmly fixed, I could not doubt

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can count, and have talked with her through a private and unpaid medium in the direct voice for fully five minutes at a time on personal matters. I may say that while I am in the cabinet I am fully conscious and the sitters outside report to me anything that I do not see for myself. Some say that I am destined to go to America. If ever I do and am sufficiently developed to sit with others than my own circle, I shall have pleasure in giving you a sitting, of course free of charge, so that there can be no suspicion of mercenary motive in it."

RITHMETIC has no doctrines; it is governed by

its own natural laws. Number naturally ex

ists in it. Arithmetic does not conceive number, nor does it plan thus to express itself.

The Science of numbers is perfect. Number itself is perfect because it is the natural expression of mathematics.

We know there is a principle back of numbers, and that numbers exist, without a doubt, because it can be demonstrated. Hence we do not need some one to descend out of the Unmanifest Realm of numbers to make us believe.

And when we employ symbols or figures, we understand why in their use we get right answers or wrong ones, that it is because we use figures to represent numbers in their right relations or wrong. We are not ignorant enough of the law in the use of visible figures - when we have so placed the symbol as to get wrong or undesirable results - as to pray mathematics to change its principles to suit, or to overlook the law and let the error go. For we know that truth must rule, and that the longer we use the wrong figures the further are we carried from the right results we seek!

So we have discovered, through experimenting

and study, that the best and quickest way to success, is not to waste time in an attempt to reconcile arithmetic to our blunders, but to search out its truths quickly, get into line with its laws and work all our problems by its rules.

We need not loitre on doctrinal points of primary students and that do not exist in mathematical economy, nor stop to deem Number the whole conception of mathematics and its potential expression, with figure, the symbol of that idea carried into visibility.

The poetry and charm which have covered the natural history of the divine science of being, and that have been superadded on account of the difference between the nature of the science and that of mathematics, whose figures are dead symbols while those of being are animated, have been overgrown almost entirely by the misconceived notions arising out of that poetry and metaphor, doctrines and disciplines, traditions, influences and superstitions.

It has not been long since a man would collar and burn his neighbor at the stake to save him from hell.

When the knowledge of Truth in Nature becomes as common as that of mathematics, and is pursued as assidiously, a habit of peace and good order, even in religious things, will attend the human in all its performances and be to all an element of growth and even movement.

C. J. B.

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Street Scene. GROUP of young boys-one a cripple having but one leg. The boys all full of excitement over

something unknown to me, chase after a passing cart. Does the cripple hesitate and bemoan his lack of chasing ability? Does he look wistfully after the others in their strength and agility ?

No; it does not seem to occur to him that he has an affliction. He is fired with the same enthuiasm, determination, excitement and interest with the others. He does not appear to recognize any obstacle in his progress. The disposition to go seizes him. He is not for the time a corporeal body. He is a living bit of fired enthusiasm and simply picks up that fleshly arrangement with a crutch and spins it like a toy over the ground, keeping well up with the other boys. He gives no attention to crutch or body; he is wrapped in such an atmosphere that flesh and crutch are veriest trifles to the real him, the real little living bit of spiritual lightning that is running that machinery.

He is not dwelling in flesh and crutch, but is poised in an atmosphere above and through them. He simply carries them around as a carpenter his tools.

Under lesser afflictions, are we as brave?-Would a suggestion of like degree of activity under difficulties seem unsympathetic, or heartless ?

Imbued with the idea and enthusiasm, we may undaunted pick up our tools and live our parts untrammeled as a matter of course.

It was a delight to see the lightning of spirit play so perfectly free in the boy so perfectly unconscious of limitations. How little he knew that he was driving home a lesson to me.

A worthy purpose, a worthy goal and the enthusiasm of faith and power, not weighing or questioning obstacles, will always win. The cripple did not question his power; so he fairly flew over the ground, spite of all obstructions.

H.

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