Health and the Inner Life: An Analytical and Historical Study of Spiritual Healing Theories, with an Account of the Life and Teachings of P. P. Quimby
G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1906 - Mental healing - 255 pages
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activity actual attitude become begin belief body called cause Christ Christian consciousness course cure death direction discover discovery disease divine doctor doctrine effect enter entire error existence experience explain fact fear feel follow give given happiness healer healing heart Hence higher human idea ideal ignorance imply individual influences inner interest knowledge laws less light live man's matter means mental merely method mind natural never once opinions pain patient person philosophy physical possession practice present principle problem prove question Quimby Quimby's realisation reason receptive regard relation religious result scientific seemed sensation senses sick soul spiritual subconscious suffering teachings term theory things thought tion treatment trouble true truth turn understand whole wisdom
Page 19 - All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.
Page 43 - ... how often would I have gathered thee as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not !" — the language of tender and infinite compassion.
Page 135 - There is one body, and one Spirit, even as also ye were called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all, and through all, and in all.
Page 38 - I believed that the doctor made the disease; and [his faith in the boy made a change in the mind, and the cure followed. Instead of gaining confidence in the doctors, I was forced to the conclusion that their science is false. Man is made up of truth and belief; and, if he is deceived into a belief that he has, or is liable to have, a disease, the belief is catching, and the effect follows it. I have given the experience of my emancipation from this belief and from confidence in the doctors, so that...
Page 37 - Yes, I can put the piece on so it will grow, and you will get well.' At this I was completely astonished, and knew not what to think. He immediately placed his hands upon me, and said he united the pieces so they would grow. The next day he said they had grown together, and from that day I never have experienced the least pain from them. "Now what is the secret of the cure? I had not the least doubt but that I was as he...
Page 37 - This was what I believed to be true, for it agreed with what the doctors told me, and with what I had suffered; for I had not been free from pain for years. My common sense told me that no medicine would ever cure this trouble, and therefore I must suffer till death relieved me. But I asked him if there was any remedy. He replied, :'Yes, I can put the piece on so it will grow, and you will get well1'.
Page 36 - I had my subject [Lucius] asleep, he described the pains I felt in my back (I had never dared to ask him to examine me, for I felt sure that my kidneys were nearly gone) and he placed his hand on the spot where I felt the pain. He then told me that my kidneys were in a very bad state, — that one was half-consumed, and a piece three inches long had separated from it, and was only connected by a slender thread. This was what I believed to be true, for it agreed with what the doctors told me, and...
Page 55 - Being confident that it is the shadow of a false idea, he is not afraid of it. . . . Then his feelings in regard to the disease, which are health and strength, are daguerreotyped on the receptive plate of the patient, which also throws forth a shadow. The patient, seeing this shadow of the disease in a new light, gains confidence. This change of feeling Is daguerreotyped on the doctor again.
Page 33 - Can a theory be found, capable of practice, which can separate truth from error? I undertake to say there is a method of reasoning which, being understood, can separate one from the other. Men never dispute about a fact that can be demonstrated by scientific reasoning. Controversies arise from some idea that has been turned into a false direction, leading to a false position. The basis of my reasoning is this point: that whatever is true to a person, if he cannot prove it, is not necessarily true...
Page 117 - Quimby, one of the most successful healers of this or any age, embraced this view of the nature of disease, and by a long succession of most remarkable cures proved the truth of the theory and the efficiency of that mode of treatment. Had he lived in a remote age or country, the wonderful facts which occurred in his practice would have now been deemed either mythical or miraculous.