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Book Review

 [From The American Rosae Crucis August 1916]
MAN--GOD'S MASTERPIECE. By Frank Crowell. Published by R. F. Fenno & Co., New York. A clear and concise exposition of the evolution of man and his realization of his oneness with God, "in whom we live, move and have our being."
We recommend the work to the student of philosophy and to the members of the Rosae Crucis Order. It abounds with Rosaecrucian principles and teachings. In the course of his discourse, the author refers to many eminent authors and professors of philosophy and science. On page 105 he says: "The subjective receiving suggestions from the objective opens up a vast field for the improvement of man in the future (why not the present?), a field that has so far been sadly neglected. The conscious mind located in the brain cognizes happenings and passes its knowledge on to the subconscious to be stored there for future reference. Its highest function is reasoning. So man's every act, his thoughts even, register in the subconscious mind and there go to form character." On page 124 he states another Rosaecrucian truth: "Matter may take upon itself forms, each one higher than the preceding, but all progress comes from the unseen, the Spirit back of it. All material things are the outgrowth of spiritual forces."
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