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As editor of Master Mind Magazine from 1911 until her death in 1924, Annie published the first New Thought rendition of the Tao Te King [more commonly known as the Tao Te Ching]. After she died, the magazine was taken over by her sister Harriet who changed the name to Christian Mind.
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As editor of Master Mind Magazine from 1911 until her death in 1924, Annie published the first New Thought rendition of the Tao Te King [more commonly known as the Tao Te Ching]. After which it was taken over by her sister Harriet who changed the name to Christian Mind.
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Annie was also a key figure in the early Unity movement which still uses some of her books.
She was a magnetic speaker, a leader of far vision, a valued counselor in organizational matters in the International New Thought Alliance, and an inspiring teacher. She founded one of the early New Thought groups, Home of Truth, which soon had centers around the world.
It was in one of Emma Curtis Hopkins, classes in San Francisco in 1887 that Mrs. Annie Rix found her life calling. After her third lesson, Annie told her sister Harriet, that she had found her life's work.
Mrs. Gorey, a fellow-member of the class, had a small metaphysical bookshop in San Francisco. She asked Annie Rix to give up her teaching -- she was a public school teacher -- and join her in the bookstore. Annie did this and soon began conducting New Thought classes based on the teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins.
Her work in the bookstore gave her opportunity to read widely in the metaphysical field, and she absorbed a great deal from her reading. It was perhaps this experience which accounted, in part at least, for her broad tolerence and sympathy for the thought of others who differed from her. She was never creedily bound by any one teaching, though she herself held profound views as to the nature of the universe, of God, and of man. Her one basic belief she said, was in "The Allness of God," no matter where or how she found it.
On June 1, 1891, a group of leading New Thought students, including the Fillmores (who later co-founded Unity), Annie Rix, and Paul Militz, were ordained as Christian Science ministers by Hopkins. Shortly after their ordination, Annie Rix married Paul Militz and became Annie Rix Militz.
Mrs. Militz and Mrs. Gorey quickly outgrew the bookshop and secured a new place of several rooms over a store. Growth of their work soon led them to take over the store also and convert it into a hall where they could hold their meetings. They called their Center "Christian Science Home," but later abandoned the use of that name most likely due to the fact that Mary Baker Eddy was trying to sue anyone using the name Christian Science, a strange ego tendency that was later duplicated by Unity when it sued another denomination for using the name Unity. They renamed their center Home of Truth which became synonomous with open hearts and open minds. Home of Truth hosted such greats as Swami Vivikenanda and many more.
Mrs. Militz worked in the Home for several years, then she was called to teach as a member of the faculty of Mrs. Hopkins' Christian Science Theological Seminary, in Chicago. She left the San Francisco Home in charge of her sister, Harriet Rix, and Miss Eva Fulton. When, in 1893, Mrs. Militz returned to the West Coast, she found the Home of Truth ministry in excellent shape. Harriet Rix and Miss Fulton had not only purchased a handsome residence at 1232 Pine St. -- where the main San Francisco Home of Truth would be located for years -- but Harriet had organized a second Home across the bay in Alameda. Annie Militz could see that the work was proceeding well in San Francisco, and, in early 1894, she decided to move to Los Angeles to start a new center. The movement spread to other cities. Soon there were Homes of Truth all up and down the coast from San Diego, California, to Victoria, British Columbia.
In August 1893, the long and important professional association between Annie Rix Militz and the Fillmores, founders of Unity School of Christianity, began with the publication of her first article in Unity magazine entitled "Manifestation of God Through Judas Iscariot." Mrs. Militz was to have much involvement within the Unity movement in the years to come.
Mrs. Militz was much in demand as a lecturer and teacher. She taught the monthly class at Unity headquarters in Kansas City in 1900, and travelled widely both at home and abroad. She became very active in the National (later International) New Thought Alliance also, and founded the University of Christ in Los Angeles (along with a major metaphysical library) to train New Thought teachers. She traveled the globe as an officer of the New Thought Alliance spreading the metaphysical gospel; and served as president of the New Thought Exposition Committee which organized the New Thought Day (August 28, 1915). She wrote numerous books and articles applying metaphysical precepts to a wide variety of local, national, and international social concerns.
In the Spring of 1911, an announcement in Unity signaled the end of the intermediate years in the career of Annie Rix Militz and her separation, physically and creatively, from the Unity movement. Though the parting was obviously amicable, Militz had cut her ties with Unity and was prepared to fully develop her Home of Truth movement in Los Angeles, and concentrate on her Master Mind magazine which comprised of articles, poetry, lessons and other discussions on theology, study of the bible, prosperity, immortality, soul communion, planet healing, healing circles, the home ministry and other various spiritual topics, which she continued to do until her passing on June 22, 1924