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The Shining Gateway

Monday, April 26th, 2010
The Shining Gateway by James Allen

Wisdom From The Prophet of Meditation

In this work we find the Prophet of Meditation in one of his deepest and yet most lucid expositions. How wonderfully he deals with fundamental principles! In this work you will find no vague statement of generalities, for James Allen enters with tender reverence into every detail of human experience. It is as though he came back to The Shining Gate, and, standing there, he reviewed all the way up which his own feet have travelled, passing over no temptation that is common to man; knowing that the obstacles that barred his ascending pathway, or the clouds that at times obscured his vision, are the common experiences of all those who have set their faces towards the heights of Blessed Vision. As we read his words now, he seems to stand and beckon to us, saying, “Come on, my fellow Pilgrims; it is straight ahead to the Shining Gateway; I have blazed the track for you.” In sending forth this, another posthumous volume from his pen, we have no doubt but that it will help many an aspiring soul up to the heights, until at last they too stand within The shining Gateway.

  • Editor’s foreword
  • The Shining Gateway of Meditation
  • Temptation
  • Regeneration
  • Actions and Motives
  • Morality and Religion
  • Memory, Repetition, and Habit
  • Words and Wisdom
  • Truth Made Manifest
  • Spiritual Humility
  • Spiritual Strength
  • A Note From The Publisher

      He who attaineth unto Purity
      The faultless Parthenon of Truth doth use
      Awake! Disperse the dreams of self and sin?
      Behold the Shining Gateway! Enter in!

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Meditations for Every Day in the Year

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Releasing Your Inner Truth—Day by Day

366 Daily Meditations.
To change your life you must change your unconscious thinking, so that your automatic responses to the things that occur in your day-to-day life are positive and productive. But, unconscious thoughts by their nature are not easily controlled or changed without deep shifts in core beliefs and habits.
Out habits of thought are the things that lead us on an on-going basis to vote the same way, to enjoy the same entertainment, to work in the same industry. And, if we want to change any of those things we have to make a concerted effort. If we want to change career to a new industry then there is a period of study, of adjustment, of learning and practising in order to install the new skills and habits needed.
For some the change comes naturally and without effort, for others the change is a struggle, but in both cases skill improves with focused conditioning. A specialist in any profession becomes so through continued practice and training—time spent honing their skill and techniques.
The daily practice of focusing on a single factor, reflecting on a single subject and allowing the truth within to enter through relaxed meditation brings a level of inner peace and awareness that deeply enhances life. To continue this practice for an entire year results in a life changed and enhanced beyond anything ever experienced before.
In this book 366 thoughts have been isolated to allow you to focus on a single subject and to find the inner meaning that will take your life one step forward each day. Over the course of the year your awareness will grow and your joy in the subject will deepen.
Reading these texts each day, I have found that it is profoundly rewarding to simply read the text, slowly, in a quiet place and to then lay the book aside a allow the meaning in the words to permeate my consciousness, re-reading the text as many times as it takes to allow my mind to work through the meaning entirely.
As the days progress your life will become conditioned to think in a different way and your life will shift little-by-little every day, until you find it is completely transformed.

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Friday, February 19th, 2010

A Poem by James Allen, from the book
‘Poems of Peace’

The unwise say, ” Our sufferings are unjust,
Our pains and woes rise from the scattered dust
Of sinful ancestors; we are not free;
Our fathers robbed us of our liberty
By what they did; and we are weak and frail
Because they erred; they fell, and we must fail.

“Our drunkenness comes from their love of wine;
Our lusts their revels made; and we divine
Our manifold diseases by the ways
In which they walked; and as they trod the maze
Made by their feet, so we must likewise tread,
For we are bound and driven by the dead.”

Thy sins are thine, O man! and from thy deeds
Thy life, with all its weal and woe, proceeds;
By self, and not by others, thou art bound;
In thine own will and heart the root is found
Of all thy lack of peace; open thou thine eyes,
Leave the dead past, and look within; be wise.

Make pure thy heart, and thou wilt make thy life
Rich, sweet, and beautiful, unmarred by strife;
Guard well thy mind, and, noble, strong, and free,
Nothing shall harm, disturb or conquer thee;
For all thy foes are in thy heart and mind;
There also thy salvation thou wilt find.

Mind is the Master-power that moulds and makes.
And Man is Mind and evermore he takes
The Tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills:—
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass;
Environment is but his looking-glass.

In his own heart he fosters dark desires,
Or strives for good, or loftily aspires;
In his own life he reaps what he has sown,
Or pain or peace, he garners in his own.
Thou man, that bowest to heredity,
Know this—the Law of life is Liberty,

By Thought we rise; by Thought we fall; by Thought
We stand or go: all destiny is wrought
By its swift potency; and he who stands
Master of Thought, and his desires commands,
Willing and weaving thoughts of Love and Might,
Shapes his high end in Truth’s unerring Light.

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As A Man Thinketh

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Over the years I have come across so many books on personal growth and understanding. Of all the authors I have come across in my time I James Allen stands out quite distinctly in his style and the fact that his books are so incredibly short, yet provide a detailed and concise view of the way things are.

As a Man Thinketh is one of my favourites, and one that is on the required reading list of many of the top peak performance and success speaker. My first copy of this book was passed to me as a gift, and later I was send a copy by Bob Proctor.

The video entitled “Serenity” is a reading of the last chapter of the book, a key factor in the search for a life of peace and harmony.

I thoroughly recommend that you get a copy of the book for your own book shelf as it is a book that you can pick up time and time again. James Allen himself only wrote the book for his own pleasure and never intended it for publication, but upon reading it, James Allen’s wife Lili insisted that he should publish the book.

Over 100 years later the contents of the book are as relevant today as they were on the day the book was written.

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The Science of Getting Rich

Friday, October 16th, 2009

Wallace D Wattles classic Book

There is a science to getting rich, not one that is taught in the schools and colleges of this nation, but it is a science none the less. It is a science that wealth people follow whether they know it or not, and, this science – the secret to your wealth – is revealed in these pages. When you understand this step by step approach to gaining great riches you will be amazed and delighted with the miraculous changes in your life. Originally written in 1910, The Science of Getting Rich has revolutionised the lives of countless individuals and businesses the world over. This “little green book” contains the secret to what ever you want in life. It has been dubbed “The Secret Behind The Secret” and when you read its pages and apply the instructions, you will understand why.

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