Thoughts Are Things

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Prentice Mulford (1834-1891) was a noted literary humorist and California author. He helped found the New Thought movement.

... While the book talks about many aspects of the power of thought that will be familiar to today's readers, he also covers some topics you don't hear discussed as much today. One of my favorite chapters is the one on cultivating courage. He notes that courage and presence of mind mean the same thing; and cowardice and lack of mental control mean about the same thing. He notes that courage ...

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Overview

Prentice Mulford (1834-1891) was a noted literary humorist and California author. He helped found the New Thought movement.

... While the book talks about many aspects of the power of thought that will be familiar to today's readers, he also covers some topics you don't hear discussed as much today. One of my favorite chapters is the one on cultivating courage. He notes that courage and presence of mind mean the same thing; and cowardice and lack of mental control mean about the same thing. He notes that courage comes from discipline regarding so-called little or trivial things. It means focusing on whatever you're doing at the moment, rather than allowing your thoughts to scatter in many directions. This focus allows you to have the presence of mind to do what needs to be done, rather than to panic....

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604592306
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Pages: 124
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Prentice Mulford was born in Sag Harbor New York in 1834, and at the age of 22, traveled west to the California gold fields to seek his fortune. He found no fortune in gold, but found fame writing under the pseudonym of Dogberry for many of the newspapers and magazines of Northern California. He was a fixture of the early San Francisco Bohemian literary scene of the 1860s, along with Mark Twain and Brett Harte.

Always described as rather odd and other worldly, Prentice Mulford believed in, and practiced the arts of mental telepathy and prophesy; he predicted the airplane, and his holistic views of nature and ecology, and his appreciation and respect for women and those of other races are now a part of the fabric of our culture.

In 1865, Mulfords interest in spirituality became the center of his life, and he moved onto an old whaling vessel sailing about the San Francisco bay, undoubtedly to find peace on the water, under the sun and stars, away from the maddening crowds of the city. After a trip abroad, he sailed and settled in the swamps around Passaic NJ, where he lived the life of a hermit, writing some of his finest and most influential works. At age 57, he decided to return to Sag Harbor. He died en route, peacefully leaving his body without any apparent illness or pain. He left behind him the legacy of the New Thought movement, and although few are familiar with his work today, his ideas, ideals and prophesies have profoundly influenced our society spiritually and morally, lifting our minds, and our laws, to become more humane and enlightened.

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  • Posted July 2, 2010

    Many Typographical Errors, Otherwise, Somewhat Inspiring

    Someone goofed and the publishers put the book out into the market anyway. It's kind of like going to a restaurant and the waitress knows that your order is messed up, but she brings it to you anyway hoping that you won't notice the errors.

    However, once you hack through many of the typos, what you have left is some valuable information that will remain inert unless put into practice. I disagree with the author on many points and agree with many as well. There are some nuggets of information that I know will help me with my daily thinking and thought process. It's a short book--less than 130 pages and can be read in less than a week.

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    psuedo scientific writing.

    wishful thinking posing as scientific method. very skillful weaving of unrelated and weak data into a fabric that cannot be turned to any useful purpose. worse, she could be right.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 9, 2011

    fantastic book

    good book highly recommended .

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