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The Society of Silent Unity is the Twentieth Century fulfillment of the promise of Jesus Christ:
"Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where wo or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.- Matt. 18:19,20. TO THE SOCIETY OF SILENT UNITY,
913 TRACY AVENUE, KANSAS City, Mo. Dear FRIENDS — I desire your spiritual assistance in demonstrating the points mentioned in my letter enclosed herewith.
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Because of the many demands upon his time Mr. Fillmore has been unable to prepare his lesson for this issue. But there is no lack; three splendid productions are in its place — "Every Man a Moses," by Geraldine D. Robinson, "Soul Culture," by Jennie H. Croft, and the lecture by T. G. Northrup. The lesson by Mrs Robinson was sent to us sometime ago in manuscript by some kind friend, whose name we have lost, and we have kept it on hand waiting this opportunity to publish it. We think it appeared several years ago in Universal Truth. who sent it to us will please drop us a line we will return the manuscript to her, also send extra copies of Unity of this issue.
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Since the last issue of UNITY our Charles Edgar Prather has gone and taken unto himself a wife. The event took place on the evening of October 18th at the home of the bride, Miss Roxane Filkin, one of Kansas City's Truth girls
The usual happy accessories were not wanting and the occasion was a very pleasant one Our Brother D. L. Sullivan tied the knot, and we know it was done gond and strong, and will never slip out. Unity folk were out in full force. All kinds of pretty and useful gifts were laid at the altar of the new home with the best and chociest blessings from friends present and absent. May the love that never faileth be the love that has consumated this union,
THE CHICAGO CLASS.
The Spirit that drew us to Chicago made no mistake. We were warmly received by many friends, and generously provided for, and our lessons atteni ed by a much larger number of students than we anticipated. We gave twelve lectures in Mr. Shafer s hall in the Masonic Temple that comfortably seated one hundred, and it was always filled, sometimes to overflowing. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Shafer had prepared the way, and we were very much-at home among their people. In the closing lessons many testimonials were given, some of which were taken down in shortband by Miss Emma Buck, with the intention of publishing them in UNITY. However, upon examination we find that they are so extremely personal that it is not our pleasure to do
We found Chicago the most prolific field for a large spiritual work that we have ever met, and her people are alive and appreciative We shall hereafter have a much warmer feeling in our hearts for them, and it any of the Truth seekers from any of her many schools come this way we want them to call and sec us. They will be welcomed by all the UNITY workers.
Dear UNITY – The New Thought library. readiog and lecture rooms have removed from 3907 West Bell Avenue 10 724 N. Compton Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. We are nearer our old Center here. We opened in our new quarters last Sunday at 10:00 A. M, and lectured at 11:00 A. M. upon the “Seventh Sense.' We are steadily and pe severingly sowing the Truih. “In your patience possess ye your souls.,' is our motio
We have changed the name of our little band from, " West End Church of Practical Christianity" to " The St. Louis Unity Society of New Thought." In the common understanding of the word "Church,” this term applied to us is misleading, as we have neither crred. forms nor ceremonies. We meet to worship, as we believe Christ taught, in the simplest manner possible. We meet to practice Divine Healing in ourselves and others. We meet to study the spiritual interpretation of the Bible in order to unfold the highest understanding. We welcome all who come, and bid God-speed to all who go from us. We have had some wonderful demonstrations. We use the UNITY Thoughts and Bible Lessons. Send out vour blessings, friends of Unity from the every where to this little band in St Louis. that stands for freedom in unity, simplicity in truth, love in all living, and the highest unfoldment of Divine Mind. - THERESA B. H BROWN,
A "sweet" reception was tendered by the Unity Society of Practical Christianity on October 27th to Mr and Mrs. Fillmore unon their return from Chicago. and Mr and Mrs. Prather upon their return from their honeymoon trip in Southern Kansas. Forty pounds of delicious home-made candies were used.
Mr. and Mrs. Towne, of Holyoke, Mass., spent two hours in Kansas City on their return from the Portland Fair. and were given an informal, but delightful. reception at Unity Head. quarters. Nautilus, of which these good people are the editors, is alwavs like its authors — bright and sparkling. and it was a joy, indeed, to become personally acquainted with them.
FROM ANNIE RIX MILITZ. The many friends of Mrs. Militz, who is now traveling in the Orient, will be interested in the following extracts written in private letters to Mrs. Besly and Mrs. Parmelee, of Chicago, and begged of them for UNITY readers by the editor:
Extract from letter from Mrs. Militz to Mrs. Parmelee dated, Mid Ocean - on board the Korea, February 10th, 1905.
We are having a very heavy sea this morning, which justs suits me, as it shows what the Truth can do in keeping one poised and free from all sickness. I know I should have been very sick were it not for the blessed knowledge ihat I have, for several times my head began a sickening ache and my stomach began to stir ominously. But with a word and a happy-cooperation of oneness with the Spirit, all was peace in a moment. But I give God all the glory, and I am glad." Our ship behaves royally, at times there is no more motion than on the ferry boats. But she is a great pitcher, which they say is more trying to "mal de mer" than rolling. The waves are breaking over her bow and one of them has broken the rail and bent it as though it were tin.
Extract dated Yokohama, April 3d, 1905.
I went to work immediately on arriving by visiting a patient, and the following day conducting a meeting, and I have been busy ever since
Yesterday, through the influence of a Japanese lady who is a Christian and atiends my services, I visited the Japanese prison and addressed the women (about forty prisoners) and also spoko to the officers and their families, and was listened to most attentively. Of course, my words had to be interpreted, and so I could not talk much or very long. Last Saturday night I had a party of young men to listen to a prosperity lesson and they were very much interested.
The cherry blossom time is near at hand. In about ten days the trees which are planted everywhere will send out their blooms which are large, many double and very profuse, for the Japanese have cultivated the trees to bear flowers only. I have an invitation to the Emperor's garden party. He has but two a year, the cherry blossom fete and the chrysanthemum, and they are great affairs Tomorrow night I am going to a Japanese dinner and eat with chop sticks and sit on the floor, and all kinds of strange things will be served to us. Next Saturday they have the famous Fire-walk in Tokio at the Shinto Temple, and my hostess and myself intend to witness ít. The jinrickishas are a great institution. I did not know they were so generally used. They are the principle means of convevance here and are used by the frreigners (so they are designated) as commonly as street cars at home. At almost every corner they stand ready to be hired. They run at the speed of an ordinary horse, and sometimes travel fifty miles a day. The average fare is about fifteen sen a trip (about 772 cents).
Much of my time has been spent becoming acquainted with the foreigners through visits, teas, tiffins, etc. The most interest. ing of all the things I have seen are the people themselves, such quaint little folk, so plentiful so busy. so courteous. so contented; always laughing, no matter how hard the work thev are doing or the burden they are drawing or carrving. Their language has a musical sound, something like Italian. As they pull and push their heavily loaded carts they always chaot a refrain, not
always the same, something as sailors sing, to work in unison. The puller says, "hoolda" and the pusher-hi da." "Hoolda" they alternate as regularly as the ticking of the clock. When there is an extra issued by the Japanese newspaper, a boy calied a gongi carries it from house to house of the subscribers, and he is a most threatrical looking individual with his bare lege and short trunks, his head kerchief tied, so that the corners stand out like Mercury's wings, and they run with a light trot that rings a bunch of bells worn on the thigh. Then the babies, babies, babies everywhere, always strapped to some one's back, usually their little brother or sister's.
Extract from a letter dated Yokohama, Japan, May 16, 1905.
Since I wrote to you I have been to Tokio, saw the Firewalking ordeal, the ancient feudal buildings, mortuary tombs, parks, temples, of that immense city (ten miles square and nearly 1.300,ooo inhabitants). I attended the Emperor's garden party, also I have visited Kamakina, now a little seaside village, once a large capitol size of San Francisco. There I saw the Dai Butsu or great Buddha, a bronze colossal statue, 50 feet high and 35 feet from knee to knee as it sits in contemplation, and the image of Kwannou, Goddess of Mercy. By the way, I am said to resemble - an observation made by some geisha girls to each other while gazing at me in their child-like curious way.
Extract from a letter to Mrs. Besly from Mrs. Militz dated Yokohama, Japan, April 6th, 1905.
As I took my pen in hand and began to think of some of the things I would like to write about to you, it occurred to me that you would like to hear about the Fire-walking ceremonies and hot water tests. I did not see the hot water test, but saw the whole of the Fire-walking ceremony. The priests, who walk it first, went through a species of exorcism around a heap of glowing charcoal, which was about four feet broad, sixteen feet long and a foot high. The leader took a long bamboo pole and beat the center length flat for a path. When they had subdued the fire-gods (Salamanders) and chased a way the devils, then one of them tramped through the flattened charcoal, Then the other three priests passed over, and I suppose there must have been nearly a hundred people of the lay class, besides four foreigners (Europeans and Americans) walked the same path. The feet were bare. If you will get Percival Lowell's "Occult Japan" from the library, you will find there a good description of the ceremony on page 47. This one differed in many respects from the one he saw, notably as to the salt, none of it being thrown on the fire, but on the ground about it at the compass points. What is my explanation? The gods are the powers which they. the Shinto priests and devotees, believe they can draw to them. solves for protection and other expressions of good by their ceremonials Their faith fills them with power that not only makes themselves immune from the fire, but also those who follow them over the coals. I noticed they shook their wands (gohei) over every one who started to walk. It is but another exemplification of the old words, “ According to thy faith be it unto thee."
When I first stopped in Japan I intended to remain two months but my host and hostess have persuaded me to stay until the fall, and vet it was not they but the Spirit that has shown me what there is for me to do here, before I go to India. My work is increasing. and Mrs. Thorn, my hostess, is ready to carry on the work after I leave.