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Below are some of our favorite "classics."  Many of these selections are hundreds of years old.  Items in this section are generally non-sectarian, widely appreciated writings on spirituality.

 
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Florence Scovel Shinn, The Game of Life and How to Play It - Florence Shinn was a writer and lecturer in New York during the early twentieth century.  Ms. Shinn's spiritual writings have been appreciated ever since.


Peace Pilgrim, Her Life and Work in Her Own Words
- Peace Pilgrim is the name of a woman who traveled across the United States on a pilgrimage for peace during the 20th century.  In all, she walked over 25,000 miles.
 


James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
- James Allen was a spiritual seeker and gifted writer who left the business world to pursue a life of writing and contemplation.  (Slightly updated with modern language)
 
Aldous Huxley's The Perrenial Philosophy - Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, created an anthology of religious ideas during the 1940s.  He tried to illustrate a "Highest Common Factor" that ran throughout.
 

Brother Lawrence's The Practice of the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence was a monk who lived in the 1600's.  He had but one simple practice: keep a constant conversation with God.  (Updated with modern language)
 

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream - Martin Luther King Jr., minister, civil rights leader, and visionary, is best known for his resounding "I Have a Dream" speech.  We are featuring the text of the speech and a sound clip..
 

Marcus Aurelius's Meditations - Marcus Aurelius was an emperor of Rome nearly two thousand years ago.  A philosopher, he jotted down notes to himself on right-living.  (Updated with modern language)
 

Epictetus, Enchiridion - Epictetus was a Roman slave who was born around the year 55 A.D.  He became one of the leaders of the spiritual Stoic school of philosophy.  (Updated with modern language)
 

Henry David Thoreau, Walden - Thoreau, one of the best-loved American philosophers, drafted his famous Walden during a solitary stay in a log cabin by Walden Pond in Massachusetts.
 

New and favorite selections are periodically rotated into this collection. For a full list of our author archives, please click here.  Comments, thoughts, corrections?  Please contact us.