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My Sweet Rose, by John William Waterhouse [1903] (Public Domain Image)

A Common-Sense View of the Mind Cure

by Laura M. Westall


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And with all the [world crises] going on today, it's no wonder that a lot of people are beginning to feel like a Christian Scientist with appendicitis--Tom Leher, That Was The Year That Was

A lot of the theories floated by progressive thinkers at the turn of the 20th century have today been consigned to the dust bin of history. Some have, however, entered the mainstream. For instance, the 'Mind Cure,' essentially New Thought/Christian Science without the mystical and religious entanglements, is not so far off from what is now termed mind-body medicine. This long-out-of-print book is a succinct and very clearly written exposition of the Mind Cure. The Mind Cure acknowledges the active role that the patient's mental state can take in resolving health problems, while not disregarding orthodox western medicine. Much of the advice in this book would today probably be regarded by many medical professionals as sensible, and at the very least, not harmful. Nonetheless, please observe the caveat in the site terms of service about 'medical advice,' and consult with a doctor before using any of the treatments in this text.

Another progressive reform used in this book, 'simplified spelling' (e.g. tho, fixt, possest) has not fared as well in the interim. As usual, I have left original spelling intact except where it is an actual typographical error, in which case it is corrected and linked to the errata page.

--J.B. Hare, 10/9/2006

Title Page
I. The Mind
II. The Brain
III. The Nervous System
IV. The Emotions
V. The Imagination
VI. The Attention
VII. The Nature of Pain
VIII. The Environment
A Few Practical Applications