As We Think, So We Are
James Allen's Guide to Transforming Our Lives
As We Think, So We Are, the fifth book in the Library of Hidden Knowledge, invites readers to explore the pioneering teachings of James Allen, one of the first leaders of the self-help movement.
Dr. Ruth Miller offers modern translations of three of Allen’s most insightful essays. Using clear, concise language paired with practical applications, Miller creates an accessible way to delve into and explore the fundamental processes that determine how we interact with—and understand—the world.
Allen’s seminal theories in metaphysics introduced millions in the last century to the Law of Attraction, one of the most transformative paths to fulfillment in the modern age. In As We Think, So We Are, we find Allen’s writing to be as important and life changing today as it was a hundred years ago. As Allen put it, “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. It is founded in our thoughts; it is made up of our thoughts.”
Reading Group Guide
James Allen was a young man who loved to read. After he read and reread the complete works of Shakespeare, he discovered two books that changed his life forever. The first book was Ralph Waldo Emerson’s little set of essays called Nature, (which Dr. Ruth Miller updated in the first chapter of the Library of Hidden Knowledge book Natural Abundance). The second was a long poem by a man named Edwin Arnold called The Light of Asia, which was a fictionalized version of the Buddha’s life (similar to a 19th century version of Siddhartha). When he had consumed both of those and considered them in the light of his Christian background, he realized there was a simple message in them that we could all benefit from, he called it As A Man Thinketh. It was incredibly popular from the start, selling thousands of copies all over the world in many different languages—a much harder feat in 1912 than in 2012!
Dr. Miller has brought this gem of a book into the 21st century, with references to other spiritual traditions, modern examples and language, a see more