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Periodical: The White Cross Library

Summary:   From Pat Deveney's database:

White Cross Library.
1886-1891 Monthly
Boston, MA, then New York, NY. Publisher: F.J. Needham. Editor: Prentice Mulford.
1/1, July 1886-6/73, May 1892. 16 pp., $1.00 a year.

Written entirely by Prentice Mulford (1834-1891). The journal's monthly essays were sold annually as bound volumes and were later reprinted as Your Forces and How to Use Them, one of the cornerstones of New Thought. The first issue contained Mulford's "You Travel When You Sleep" which brought to the fore in New Thought the concept of the spirit of man as a subsisting entity, free of the body-with all that concept implied. No. 62, "Woman's Real Power," is a carefully crafted explanation of the importance of male and female energy in psychic and spiritual development. The advertisement for the bound volumes claimed that the journal was "a monthly system of publication, showing how results may be obtained in all business and art, through the force of thought and silent power of mind." NYPL; Skidmore, Lily Dale (May 1891).

The majority of the serial material was republished -- often more than once -- in book form.

Issues:White Cross Library N9 Dec 1886
White Cross Library N37 Apr 1889
White Cross Library N40 Jul 1889
White Cross Library N44 Nov 1889
White Cross Library N46 Jan 1890
White Cross Library N62 May 1891

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