You may notice the Library is undergoing extensive upgrades since it was hacked in May 2015
Books can increasingly be read on your phone, and there are more audio downloads so you can listen to the books as well
We present an ever expanding digital archive of wonderful New Thought books for free!
Sponsored by caring contributors from around the world.
We listen to your feedback to present these wonderful texts in a clear and easy to use format for studying, teaching and enjoyment.
The Purpose of the New Thought Library
is to provide a comprehensive online library archiving all public domain New Thought, metaphysical works and works of science insuring the preservation of these works in multiple medias that can be accessed universally by all peoples as a multilingual public resource contributing to the spiritual well being and enlightenment of all humanity.
The library is maintained and expanded by an international team of volunteers. You can read the credits for the different books as they are processed and see that contributions are made from every time zone in the world. Under the guidance of the Head Librarian, or Volunteer in Chief, we process public domain books into an expanding spectrum of formats, concluding with audio rendering to insure access by the visually impaired.
Since the library was begun in 1999, it has evolved under the guidance of the Head Librarian whose work in "former lives" includes creating archives in Vienna and supporting artists around the globe.
Volunteers are vetted to determine that they are responsible and reliable; volunteers are given valuable training in the latest electronic library sciences as well as mentorship in other areas. We do grant certificates and degrees. These qualifications are theological, spiritual degrees that require the seeker to both work in the library and create original contributions to our world's knowledge with particular emphasis on the "Universal Matrix of Understanding".
Volunteers are most often practitioners and ministers within the "New Thought" movement, but we are also blessed with scientists who find New Thought to be the most suitable Spiritual Path for their lives.
We welcome you to join us. Apply Now!
Although the library presently maintains a collection of physical texts in various locations, these texts are collected simply for the archival process. Once processed the original rare books are sent to those institutions which have registered and applied to host them.
This guarantees their preservation and universal access by distributing duplicate copies around the world. The goal of this project is to make all Public Domain New Thought Texts universally available for all time. "We are working to insure that Public Domain New Thought Texts are as common and accessible as the King James Bible."
We are also working on similar sites in other languages. When this was simply a links site, some of you wrote to us in the past when links stopped working. Sometimes a particular person or group serves a text and then for some reason stops doing so.
We create and maintain back up copies of all Public Domain New Thought books to insure their preservation for your continued access to these texts. If a responsible server goes down or ceases to serve a Public Domain book or makes it inaccessible or creates barriers to access, if your have submitted those texts to this archive, we will serve it.
Teachers and institutions wishing to participate may submit class & course outlines working with us to insure that they fit within our overall Universal program so they can easily transfer.
Whenever you see this graphic, it means there is a class offered in this subject or that uses this book.
Our advisors include the creator of the largest U.S. Theater Collection archived outside of the United States.
We believe strongly that archives of physical texts must be created in several geographically distinct areas with special regard to climate control in order to insure their long term survival in the event of climactic, geographic, social or political upheaval. Recent events in the U.S. demonstrate increasing social tension and a rising possibility of political crisis. Without a living wage, regular Americans are not able to maintain a standard of living. As Barbara Barbara Ehrenreich's research for her book Nickel and Dimed clearly demonstrated, an increasing number of Americans live in "pods" in order to make ends meet. Many U.S. elites seem to have lost any sense of noblesse oblige. Police are being increasingly armed with military weaponry and this is a rising tide of violence against regular citizens. Law Enforcement violence against citizens has been most notable in its targeting of men of color across the nation, yet police have not withheld violence from whites. Sadly, those tasked with enforcement of the law appear to enjoy immunity from the very laws they are supposed to enforce. Since 1982, there is an increasing economic chasm between the wealthy ownership class and regular working men and women. The ability for average Americans to get an education has been greatly limited with the absurd rise in tuition costs even at the Land Grant Universities established by the Morrill Act of 1862. "A land grant university is a people’s university. While early universities were developed in Medieval Europe to educate a courtly society in the arts, land grant universities were created in 19th century America to help a populist society build and feed a new nation. To do this, Americans needed a liberal and practical education for everyone, not just the wealthy or the socially elite. 'The fundamental idea was to offer an opportunity in every State for a liberal and larger education to larger numbers, not merely to those destined to sedentary professions, but to those much needing higher instruction for the world’s business, for the industrial pursuits and professions of life.'"
--James R. Fischer, PhD
All of these factors support the argument that the most dramatic political crises and consequent breakdowns come where least expected but in hindsight where one could have seen the signs on the side of the road leading to the crisis. Let us hope that the Repucrats (Republicans and Democrats) awaken to higher values and meet the deeper needs of the American people.
One can observe a steady balkanization in the United States which has led to a bickering abandonment of what is good for the children. Some people appear to begrudge their neighbor's good preferring lower wages for others rather than fighting for higher wages for all. There seems to be loss of perspective and a perspective of loss that is replacing the higher vision of a nation with opportunity for all. Instead of solving problems with solutions that are technologically available there is a tendency to look for a scapegoat. The desire to stop "Waste, Fraud and Abuse" has been replaced with a desire to cover up the truth and prosecute those who report the problems. These are symptoms of a deep wound that is festering. A country cannot grow wealthy by failing to continue the upgrade of infrastructure and the development of new resources. The most important resource is the populace. Thomas Picketty has developed new insights that cannot be denied. They reinforce an ancient wisdom much discussed by the founding fathers of the United States.
"I feel... an ardent desire to see knowledge so disseminated through the mass of mankind that it may, at length, reach even the extremes of society: beggars and kings." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to American Philosophical Society, 1808.
"The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate." - Thomas Jefferson
"I know no safe depositary of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." --Thomas Jefferson to W. Jarvis, 1820.
"The information of the people at large can alone make them the safe as they are the sole depositary of our political and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson to William Duane, 1810.
These reasons stated by Thomas Jefferson are why Boko Haram has the name it does. Jefferson owned a Koran and read extensively in all subject including all religions he could research. The Mahasattvas do not limit themselves. They are not content to be ignorant. Those of great wisdom are life long learners. They are not content to dwell within constraints of any kind with regard to the acquisition of wisdom. Jefferson did not view any religion as better than any other. He held a strict view of how the freedom of humanity is a fragile thing that necessitates a solid and impermeable separation of church and state.
Our main purpose is not the physical collection of books or materials. We are creating a multimedia archive of content which insures the preservation and transmission of the ideas or memes which support the liberation of the mind, body and soul. We continue to support the creation and maintenance of physical collections especially when these collections are archived in the NewThoughtLibrary.com system and are a public resource.
We are constantly improving access to New Thought books and teachings world wide. We do our work on a tithing and donation basis believing that together we are building a more compassionate world right now!
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