Author Archives: James Allen (1864 – 1912)

James Allen (1864 – 1912)
James Allen (1864 – 1912)

Allen was a British mystic and philosopher, known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the selfhelp movement. Born in Leicester, England, to a working-class family, he left school at fifteen to support the family, after his father died. In 1903 he retired to devote himself to writing and moved with his wife and daughter to a small cottage in Devon, where he spent the rest of his life. As A Man Thinketh has influenced many contemporary writers and has inspired millions to recognize that our visions can become reality, simply through the power of thought.

Collectors Edition 2016, Issue 14

Thought and purpose

Until thought is linked with purpose, there is no intelligent accomplishment. With the majority, the barque of thought is allowed to ‘drift’ upon the ocean of life. Aimlessness is a...

December 01, 2016