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Rich Letters

by Dr. Susan Corso

I don’t really wish to go back to the days of writing “real” letters which arrive in the post box—I like the immediacy of email way too much—but I love reading old letters. They take me back to a slower, more elegant, less immediate, and more anticipatory time. In this new, old book, the salutations are lovely. Dear Lover of Souls, Dear Friend. One feels that Frances Larimer Warner is indeed writing to friends. As is said in Gaelic, anam cara—soul friends.


Mrs. Warner has done her own spiritual work, and, as a result “Our Invisible Supply: How To Obtain” is full of stories of demonstration of health, wealth, and happiness. The book was originally published in 1907.

I love what she writes about money. “Money is not wealth, but the symbol only of inexhaustible wealth.” About the Bible: “We are taught nothing more clearly in the bible than Oneness.” To Mrs. Warner, the getting of money is simple. We are to sit in Oneness and give thanks for our infinite supply. The getting of health is simple. We are to sit in Oneness and give thanks for our vibrant health. The getting of “every form of attainment,” as is cited in her subtitle, is simple.


Oneness + Thanks = Manifestation

The neatest thing is that the reader gets to share some of her process of realization. As she goes through more and more of her own learning, her letters become richer with understanding, and therefore, meaning.

As the universe would have it, I discovered quite inadvertently that there is a second volume of her letters, originally published in 1909. This one is not in print. The book detective in me ever at the ready, I went to abebooks to see if I could find it, and there was one copy.

I’m looking forward to the hotter, slower days of summer when I can sit quietly in the Oneness and read more of her gentle, instructive letters.

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posted May 25, 2007 at 3:00 pm

Funny but this brings me back to the day when I had a pen-pal. I was a pre-teen then but kept up with my pen-pal through high school. I loved writing to her and waiting in anticipation for her letter. What an exciting day it was when that letter arrived! I still remember that feeling. Anyway, just wanted to share that.

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posted May 26, 2007 at 1:09 am

It’s trur for us to do so !we have our choice ,we have our problem!we need someone to pray with me

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posted May 29, 2007 at 3:27 am

JiangHai – I will pray for you, but you must let me know what your prayer is for before I can be of any help. I will pray a general prayer for forgiveness, health, wealth and happiness, but unless I know your particulars, my prayers will only serve to comfort you in your distress. May God’s blessings be upon you… As to the original blog, this “…Manifestation” mantra sounds an awful lot like “The Secret,” which is a more modern way of saying the same thing – “Ask, Believe, Receive.” At least, that’s the way I interpret it. It also goes back to Normal Vincent Peale and his “Positive Thinking” formulas. Of course, Biblical scholarls will interject with the oldest rendition of all this “new age” actualization -“Ask, and Ye shall Receive,” said by none other than our Lord. Funny how what goes around, comes around. God Bless you; and don’t forget to shine in the darkness.

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