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How To Turn Your Desires and Ideals Into Reality

him mop the kitchen floors that he ran away from home!
Although handicapped in childhood and youth with what most of us consider
insurmountable physical handicaps,
yet he has lived long, worked much and retains enduring vitality. Those
in whose time he first worked -Helen
Wilmans, Dr. Adams, Mrs. Eddy, Dr. Stockham and others -have long since
passed into the greater life. Yet,
today (I know from years of association), he often works twenty hours out
of twenty-four and finds life and the
work a joy because he loves both. You and I may not wish to work thus,
yet it gives one great consciousness of
power to know that someone has attained such spiritual contact with Life
that he is able to do so.
His recreation is painting. After a day's work, usually from eighteen to
twenty hours, he paints to rest himself
before going to sleep. He paints at such times with phenomenal rapidity.
He has worked much and all he has done or written is original. In point
of fact, he has done so many original
things that many find it difficult to keep track of his work. More than
twenty years ago he wrote of the value of
vitamins, now being accepted by the medical profession; a generation ago
he proved the solar plexus to be a
brain by itself, a statement then ridiculed by biologists but now
accepted; seventeen years ago he discovered that
tone is most resonantly projected on the parabolic curve and it is just
now being used by engineers to secure
valuable patents; within this decade he has formulated a new science of
sociology which conservative French
thinkers have called "epoch making." He was the first man to work out a
new science of the arts unifying the
basic principles of music, literature, painting, sculpture and
architecture; to work out neural reaction; and to
prove that new brain structure can be developed by conscious functioning
just as Burbank proved that new plant
structures can be developed.
In this book one thought deserves more than passing mention. During the
centuries philosophers have sought the
basis of the soul's faith in the unity of all things. Clearly to present
that basis of unity is now, I know, Brown
Landone's one great life aim. He may or may not succeed in making the
world conscious of this unity, but at
least the attempt in The Spirit of Matter comes nearer making us know
that the spiritual and material world are
one than anything written previously. With such a consciousness of the
unity of all things of spirit and of matter,
the faith is strong and the way is clear to make our ideals come true.