The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit is a self help classic by Ralph Waldo Trine. We are all dwellers in two kingdoms, the inner kingdom, the kingdom of the mind and spirit, and the outer kingdom, that of the body and the physical universe about us. In the former, the kingdom of the unseen, lie the silent, subtle forces that are continually determining, and with exact precision, the conditions of the latter.To strike the right balance in life is one of the supreme essentials of all successful living.
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About the Author
Born September 9, 1866, in Mount Morris, Illinois, Trine was the son of Samuel G. Trine and Ellen E. Newcomer. He attended public school, and after graduating from high school at the age of 16 he began work as a farmer and lumberjack. Later he worked as a bank teller for a time before going to college.
Trine was influenced by writings of Emmet Fox, Johann Gottlieb Fichte, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry Drummond. Trine's book "What All the World's A-Seeking" amplified on ideas and concepts Drummond brought up originally in his book, "The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses". Trine's primary work, "In Tune with the Infinite" was published in 1897. It has been translated into some twenty languages and millions of copies have been sold. It was a favorite of Queen Victoria and Janet Gaynor. Henry Ford attributed his automobile business and financial success to ideas he picked up from Trine's book. He gave away copies of Trine's book to executive industrialists he knew. Ford considered Trine an old friend and had several intimate conversations with him about life and success. He attributed many aspects of his success in life directly to these talks with Trine.
Trine was a philosopher and teacher besides being the author of many books related to the New Thought movement. He was introduced to the movement in the late nineteenth-century and was an advocate in the early twentieth-century of the related ideas. He was one of the first of its representatives to write books on it. His writings had an influence on other religious people including Ernest Holmes, a pioneer of Religious Science. Trine's books of the early twentieth-century on New Thought ideas have promoted and sold more than any other of this genre. The basic principles that Trine wrote about were later published by other self-help authors like Napoleon Hill, David Schwartz and Brian Tracy
Table of Contents
I. The Silent, Subtle Building Forces of Mind and Spirit
II. Soul, Mind, Body--The Subconscious Mind That Interrelates Them
III. The Way Mind Through the Subconscious Mind Builds Body
IV. The Powerful Aid of the Mind in Rebuilding Body--How Body Helps Mind
V. Thought as a Force in Daily Living
VI. Jesus the Supreme Exponent of the Inner Forces and Powers: His People's Religion and Their Condition
VII. The Divine Rule in the Mind and Heart: The Unessentials We Drop--The Spirit Abides
VIII. If We Seek the Essence of His Revelation, and the Purpose of His Life
IX. His Purpose of Lifting Up, Energising, Beautifying, and Saving the Entire Life: The Saving of the Soul is Secondary; but Follows
X. Some Methods of Attainment
XI. Some Methods of Expression
XII. The World War--Its Meaning and Its Lessons for Us
XIII. Our Sole Agency of International Peace, and International Concord
XIV. The World's Balance-whee