an anonymous reviewer:
This beautifully expressed work has become a kind of bible for me. Open
it at any page when you are troubled and just read the message it has
for you. Written by a "new age" thinker long before this kind
of thought had become fashionable - it illustrates the strength and
power of mind and word. Anything is possible, it says, if only we can
get out of the way of our own preconceived ideas and prejudices. A
beautiful combination of lightness and depth and truly a book to
1 - THE MATERIAL MIND V. THE SPIRITUAL MIND
2 - WHO ARE OUR RELATIONS?
3 - THOUGHT CURRENTS
4 - ONE WAY TO CULTIVATE COURAGE
5 - LOOK FORWARD!
6 - GOD IN THE TREES; OR, THE INFINITE MIND IN NATURE
7 - SOME LAWS OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY
8 - MUSEUM AND MENAGERIE HORRORS
9 - THE GOD IN YOURSELF
10 - THE HEALING AND RENEWING FORCE OF SPRING
11 - IMMORTALITY IN THE FLESH
12 - THE ATTRACTION OF ASPIRATION
Chapter 13 - THE ACCESSION OF
Prentice Mulford was one of the earliest pioneers of the New Thought
teaching, he is still comparatively little known or read, chiefly on
account of the high price of the six volumes known as "The White
Cross Library," in which form are published his essays in America.
Mulford was born in Sag Harbor, Long Island, USA in 1834.
He predicted the airplane and radio and practiced mental
telepathy. At 22 Prentice sailed to California where he beame a gold
miner, cook, school teacher, lecturer and observer of human nature. He made his fortune not from gold but by his interesting and
imaginative articles and books. He
was a fixture in San Francisco literary circles with the likes of Twain,
Harte, and the Bohemian set in the 1860's. He
wrote dozens of humorous short stories for the Overland Monthly, Golden
Era, Californian, and other local journals. He
referred to himself as "Dogberry".
1865 he became interested in mental and spiritual phenomena and lived in
an old whaleboat cruising San Francisco Bay. After returning from a trip
abroad, Prentice Mulford lived for the next 17 years as a hermit in the
swamps of Passaic, New Jersey. It
was there he wrote some of his finest works on mental/spiritual laws
including his "The White Cross Library" dealing in the topic
of “Thought Currents and How to Use Them.”
essays offer insight into the mystery which surrounds man. He
was a wise teacher: "In the spiritual life every person is his or
her own discoverer, and you need not grieve if your discoveries are not
believed in by others. It is your business to push on, find more and
increase your own individual happiness."
is given credit of having been a pioneer in the thought system that is
now experiencing a resurrection throughout the world, and his influence
is very apparent in the writings of the teachers of the same school who
have followed him. A stone
was placed on his grave with the words, "Thoughts are Things".