2014 Reprint of 1909 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. Thomas Troward (1847-1916) was an English author whose works influenced the New Thought Movement and mystic Christianity. William James characterized Troward's Edinburgh "Lectures on Mental Science" as "far and away the ablest statement of philosophy I have met, beautiful in its sustained clearness of thought and style, a really classic statement." According to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) archivist Nell Wing, early AA members were strongly encouraged to read Thomas Troward's Lectures. In the opening of the 2006 film "The Secret" introductory remarks credit Troward's philosophy with inspiring the movie and its production.