Prentice Mulford was born at Long Island, U.S.A, in 1834, and died in 1891. After a life, not without some adventures, during which he was engaged in such varied pursuits as mining, school-teaching and finally journalism, he retired from work with a scanty fortune. Five years afterwards, he passed peacefully away, without apparent illness or pain, having just started on a cruise alone in his canoe.
It was during these five years, that he concentrated his attention on the Spiritual Laws, and published his thoughts about them. To many, these thoughts may seem dreams; to others, they are priceless truths.
That he is a wise teacher and no dogmatist is apparent from his own words, "In the spiritual life, every person is his or her own discoverer, and you need not grieve, if your discoveries are not believed by others. It is your business to push on, find more, and increase individual happiness."
To him, at any rate, is due the credit of having been a pioneer in the thought which is now influencing people throughout the world - and his influence is very apparent in the writings of all teachers of the same school who followed him.