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The prayer of the world to-day is for "light, more light." The mind of man is reaching out for a more comprehensive knowledge of the laws which regulate and control life. There is a wave of spiritual thought and feeling that is extending to the uttermost parts of the earth. While the ancient faiths are passing away, and man no longer accepts his religion because of the authority of any book or dogmatic creed, yet there is a new authority coming into life, such as the world has never known save in rare instances.

TitleDominion And Power, or The Science of Life and Living
AuthorCharles Brodie Patterson
PublisherFunk & Wagnalls Company
Year1910
Copyright1910, Charles Brodie Patterson
AmazonDominion and Power or The Science of Life and Living
Dominion And Power

By Charles Brodie Patterson Author of "The Measure of a Man," "The Will to be Well," "Library of Health," "New Thought Essays," "Beyond the Clouds," "A New Heaven and a New Earth", Etc. Etc.

Seventh Edition Revised And Enlarged

Dominion And Power or The Science of Life and Livi 2
-Preface
The prayer of the world to-day is for light, more light. The mind of man is reaching out for a more comprehensive knowledge of the laws which regulate and control life. There is a wave of spiritual...
-Part I. I. Three Planes Of Development
The glorious creature laughed out even in sleep! But when full roused, each giant limb awake, Each sinew strung, the great heart pulsing fast, He shall start up and stand on his own earth; Then shall...
-Part I. I. Three Planes Of Development. Part 2
At this stage of life, instinct (it can hardly be called intuition) is the guiding factor rather than thought or reason. But even at this early period in man's life a higher consciousness is demanding...
-Part I. I. Three Planes Of Development. Part 3
We know by instinct that it is essential to our growth that we should construct in one way or another. After a time, through this effort, comes the development of intellect, by which man has power to ...
-II. Good And Evil
It was not strange I saw no good in man, To overbalance all the wear and waste Of faculties, displayed in vain, but born To prosper in some better sphere: and why? In my own heart had not been made w...
-II. Good And Evil. Continued
In the life of man there is a constant process of development, each stage being perfect within its limitations, just as the unripened fruit is perfect in so far as it has developed. To the more highly...
-III. Elements In Character-Building
Will faith ever remain unscientific, will science ever remain uninspired? Faith cures disease, causes energy, clears the understanding, conquers men, gives the losing cause its final triumph. Faith a...
-Faith
What we are is the result of what we have thought. In the process of evolution thinking may have covered a vast period of time, nevertheless thought shapes the protoplasm as well as every other form i...
-Hope
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe; Won by their sweets, in Nature's languid hour, The way-worn pilgrim seeks thy summer bower; There, as the wild ...
-Love
There's no good of life - but love - but love; What else looks good is but some shade flung from love - Gilds it - gives it worth. It is not possible to understand in our minds the nature of God-lo...
-Temptation
As an element in character-building, many people might easily consider that temptation had no place and might desire to avoid anything of that nature, and yet it is without doubt one of the greatest e...
-Mistakes
Habits are formed at a time when they serve a purpose in life, but later on, when that purpose is outgrown, the habit, instead of proving helpful, often acts as a hindrance to greater development and ...
-IV. Breath Control
Breathe on me, Breath of God, Fill me with life anew, That I may love what Thou dost love, And do what Thou wouldst do! Breathe on me, Breath of God, Until my heart is pure, Until with Thee I will ...
-IV. Breath Control. Continued
Plants and many kinds of fish breathe in nourishment. It might argue a retrograde movement on the part of man if only the lowest forms of life take their sustenance from the atmosphere; but this would...
-V. Dependence And Independence
Thou must be true thyself if thou the truth wouldst teach, Thy soul must overflow if thou another's soul wouldst reach; It needs the overflow of heart to give the lips full speech. Think truly, and t...
-V. Dependence And Independence. Continued
In the matter of sympathy and good will, there is often just the same abuse of the great law of giving and receiving. We offer a maudlin pity that degrades the receiver and weakens the giver. In this ...
-VI. Psychic Development
Said the Blessed One: 'Verily, I say unto you, your mind is mental, but that which you perceive with your senses is also mental. There is nothing within the world or without which either is not mind ...
-VI. Psychic Development. Part 2
There are still other forms of stealing of which we must beware - the getting of illicit gain, perhaps money or worldly possessions without giving an equivalent in return; the taking of exorbitant int...
-VI. Psychic Development. Part 3
Sense and intellectual natures are both focused on personality and seek to obtain pleasures and happiness at the expense of other souls. Flee from this false sense of things; happiness is not attained...
-VII. Self-Expression
Every human being is intended to have a character of his own; to be what no other is, and to do what no other can. - Channing. The poor, exiled shrub dreams by a native longing of a splendid blos...
-VII. Self-Expression. Continued
Mere inactivity is not rest. Rest ceases to be restful when the balance is lost and the activity is not in proportion. There must be this balance - this poise. Nature resents every excess. If at one t...
-VIII. Prayer And Its Fulfilment
Silently and unobserved, the Spirit will breathe upon us if we reflect, if we wait for it in stillness day by day. ... It steals into our consciousness when we think deeply, to guide, to strengthen, ...
-Prayer
Eternal Spirit of love and wisdom, we would unfold our desires to Thee, because we realize that Thou art the hearer and answerer of prayer. We can give to Thee, nothing - but Thou givest every good th...
-Meditation
Our Heavenly Father, Thou art the source of all health. There is no knowledge or understanding apart from Thee. Thy truth and wisdom are from everlasting to everlasting. It is Thy truth, which, enteri...
-IX. Immortality
Every natural longing has its natural satisfaction. If we thirst, God has created liquids to gratify thirst. If we are susceptible of attachment, there are beings to gratify that love. If we thirst f...
-IX. Immortality. Part 2
Eventually, it may be found that the thing which at one time seemed likely to destroy man's belief in immortality, namely, scientific research and investigation, will become the great factor in causin...
-IX. Immortality. Part 3
This thought of immortality is neither Christlike nor true. The Christ thought is that the lost sheep will be brought back to the fold, that the prodigal son's sufferings will so help to bring true de...
-X. True Dominion
It is only to man, daring to think of himself noble, divinely, ay, as the son of God, that there comes the possibility of putting his human powers to their perfect use. Character and service both fli...
-X. True Dominion. Part 2
The belief of a God afar off, a God of whom we know but little, is not the true thought; it is not the Christ idea, which is that the Spirit within quickeneth and maketh whole every part of our being...
-X. True Dominion. Part 3
When we use this imaging faculty aright we picture nothing save the good and true; hence we express that which is good and true in the body. The body is transformed through this renewing of the mind....
-Part II. I. Practical Idealism
Some people have a great deal of the practical, and very little of the idealistic. Again, other people are very idealistic, without having much that is practical, but between any two extremes is alway...
-Part II. I. Practical Idealism. Continued
We want, then, to be practical in this world, but the practise of anything, without a living ideal back of it, is of little use in development. Remember, all development comes through effort made on t...
-II. Success
All fame is foreign, but of true desert; Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart; One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers, and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marce...
-II. Success. Part 2
Besides clearness of vision, let there be perseverance. A thing may be difficult to do, far more difficult than was expected in the beginning, yet that is no reason why it should be relinquished; in f...
-II. Success. Part 3
There are many phases of minding other people's business to the detriment of one's own, some seemingly very harmless, yet all tending to destroy the real usefulness of the offender. They who are conti...
-III. Friendship
Judge not thy friend until thou standest in his place. - Rabbi Hillel. What do we live for if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? - George Eliot. A friend is a person before...
-IV. The Equality Of The Sexes
The masculine and feminine elements, exactly equal and balancing each other, are as essential to the maintenance of the equilibrium of the universe as positive and negative electricity or the centrip...
-IV. The Equality Of The Sexes. Part 2
It is pitiful to see the lack of manliness exhibited by men in conceding to women educational privileges in common with themselves. One of our denominational universities, which had previously granted...
-IV. The Equality Of The Sexes. Part 3
She would be in a position to use her best judgment and marry the man of her choice, one whom she both loved and respected. Without doubt the loveless marriage is responsible for more of the miseries...
-V. Marriage
Marriage-making for the earth, With gold so much, - birth, power, repute so much, Or beauty, youth so much, in lack of these! Be as the angels rather, who, apart, Know themselves into one, are found ...
-V. Marriage. Continued
Balzac in his wonderfully beautiful story of Seraphita brings out the thought of a man and woman of very high spiritual development begetting a child, the parents passing away on the ninth anniversa...
-VI. The Rights Of Children
It is no little thing, when a fresh soul And a fresh heart, with their unmeasured scope For good, not gravitating earthward yet, But circling in diviner periods, Are sent into the world. Children a...
-VI. The Rights Of Children. Continued
While the boy or girl who is taught the real truth concerning life grows in knowledge and becomes self-reliant and courageous. In the care and bringing up of children, in the present, the greater res...
-VII. The Truth That Makes Free
Shall we make their truth our jailor, while our timid spirits flee The rude grasp of that great impulse which drove them across the sea? No! Before us gleam her camp-fires, we ourselves must pilgri...
-VIII. The World Beautiful
Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and than...
-VIII. The World Beautiful. Part 2
A beautiful building calls out the love of beauty in the minds of the people who see it. There is an increasing number of people who are awakening to the love of beauty. Every year more people go to o...
-VIII. The World Beautiful. Part 3
So, into everything we do, we put a part of our life and of ourselves. If we put in the beautiful part, it will not only be perceived, but will be of help to others in their unfolding, and may be the ...
-IX. The Religion Of Life
There was never so great a. thought laboring in the breasts of men as now. It almost seems as if what was afore-time spoken fabulously and hieroglyphically, was now spoken plainly, the doctrine, name...
-IX. The Religion Of Life. Continued
What the world needs most to-day is a willingness to change in order to meet the demands of the age, a readjustment from the old, dead things of the past to the vital purposes of the living present. M...
-X. The Realization Of Power
Life is to wake, not sleep - Rise and not rest, but press From earth's level, where blindly creep Things perfected, more or less, To heaven's height, far and steep. I have faith such end shall be. ...
-X. The Realization Of Power. Continued
If this is not so, invariably and evidently, then there is something wrong in us. I do not mean that it is possible or even desirable for us to go through life without making any mistakes. We learn by...
-Books By The Same Author
The Measure of a Man Contents Part One Part Two In His Image The Son Of Man Introduction I. The Natural Man II. The Rational Man III. The Psychic Man IV. The Spiritual Man Introduction I. The ...









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