Florence Scovel Shinn taught metaphysics in New York for many years. Her meetings were well attended and in that way she was the means of bringing the message to a considerable number of people. Her books have had a wide circulation not only in America but abroad. They seem to have a knack of finding their way to remote and unexpected places in Europe and other parts of the world. Now and again we meet someone who came into Truth through finding a Florence Shinn book in the most improbable location. One secret of her success was that she was always herself . . . colloquial, informal, friendly, and humorous. She never sought to be literary, conventional, or impressive. For this reason she appealed to thousands who would not have taken the spiritual message through the more conservative and dignified forms, or have been willing to read . . . at least in the beginning . . . the standard metaphysical books. She herself was very spiritual, although this was usually hidden behind a matter of fact and carefree treatment of her subject. The technical or academic approach was not for her. She taught by familiar, practical, and everyday examples. She had been by profession an artist and book illustrator before becoming a Truth teacher, and belonged to an old Philadelphia family. She left a collection of notes and memoranda which have been made into the present book. May it have a wide circulation. —Emmet Fox
The Game of Life and How to Play It; Your Word Is Your Wand; The Secret Door to Success; And the Power of the Spoken Word.
Author: Florence Scovel Shinn
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
2016 Reprint of Four Works by Florence Shinn. Florence Scovel Shinn remains one of the best-known American advocates of New Thought philosophy. In New Thought circles she is best known for her first book, "The Game of Life and How to Play It" (1925). This edition of the collected works reprints "The Game of Life and How to Play It" as well as "Your Word Is Your Wand," "The Secret Door to Success" and "The Power of the Spoken Word." All four titles are reprinted in their entirety. This edition provides handy access to Shinn's writings covering the period from 1925 to 1940.
Collected here are all four of Florence Scovel Shinn's landmark books. Her wisdom and advice are timeless. In these four books you will discover the power of the spoken word and how to invoke the Law of Attraction. In the Game of Life and How to Play It, Florence Scovel Shinn gives us the rules to the game of life. But more importantly she also gives us a manual that instructs us on how to win the game. A wonderful and simple-to-follow book on the power of right thinking. Your Word is Your Wand is a book of affirmations. These affirmations will help you invite the things that you want into your life and to banish those things you do not want. There is power in words, and this book helps you unlock that power. Within each of us there is a door to success. The difference between people who succeed and people who do not is the knowledge of how to succeed. Let Florence Scovel Shinn's classic book The Secret Door to Success show you how to find and unlock the door to the secret knowledge of success. Success can and will be yours! In the Power of the Spoken Word you will learn that our words have the power to change our lives. By paying more attention to how we speak, and hence how we think, we can change our circumstances for the better. The Power of the Spoken Word will help you make the positive changes that you've always wanted to make.
According to author Florence Scovel Shinn, "Most people consider life a battle -- but it is not a battle, it is a game." In Shinn's view, the principles of spirituality are the only way to win at the game of life. This classic how-to guide offers insight, tips, and tools to put you on the path to success.
Florence Scovel Shinn was an American artist and book illustrator by trade but she is probably best remembered for her inspirational works of self-empowerment. Shinn's writings are classic examples of the New Thought movement, a philosophical movement which developed near the end of the 19th century which asserted that the power of God is in all things and that by correctly focusing one's mind one can both heal oneself and attract success. Shinn began self publishing her works in 1925 with the introduction of "The Game of Life and How to Play It", in which she argues that the application of certain laws of metaphysics holds the keys to both success and ruin. Shinn's philosophy can be summed up by the following statement from that work: "The invisible forces are ever working for man who is always 'pulling the strings' himself, though he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract." "The Game of Life and How to Play It", "Your Word Is Your Wand", "The Secret Door to Success" and "The Power of the Spoken Word" are collected together in this volume which is printed on a premium acid-free paper.