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The Complete Collected Works Of Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby by Phineas Parkhurst Quimby
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Mar 18, 12

bookshelves: new-thought, spirituality, healing, philosophy
Read in September, 1984

For nearly two decades, Dr. Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, who spent much of his adult life as a clockmaker in New England, began to write his philosophical views on healing, religion, and the nature of the mind. He was a student of mesmerism (an early form of hypnosis) and developed a particularly unique means of augmenting the healing process (both physically and mentally).

I found it particularly resonant with my experience to read that many of his clients suffered from guilt, depression and other forms of dis-ease, which arose as a direct result of their religious beliefs. He soon discovered that it was the pathological belief in an arrogant, punitive, harsh and murderous "god" that was manifesting as dis-ease in so many of those who sought his help.

By helping them to recognise that what has been labeled as "God" is a metaphor for Truth, Love, Wisdom and Healing. And he helped them discover that the direct experience of this "God" is the experience of unconditional love, forgiveness and inspiration.

Much like the Tibetan practice of Lojong, Dr. Quimby's writings offer suggestions for learning to pay attention to the thoughts we think and to the reaction that arises from them. This book serves as a wonderful foundational study for those considering to learn Spiritual Mind Treatment, and who possess a sincere desire to help alleviate the suffering in the world today.
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