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Metaphysics for Life. Florence Scovel Shinn.

In all Universities, there should be a chair of metaphysics. Metaphysics summarizes the wisdom of the centuries, the ancient wisdom taught throughout the centuries in India, Egypt, and Greece. Hermes Trimegistrus was the Great Teacher of Egypt. His teachings, carefully preserved, still reach us after ten centuries. In his texts, one could read what is currently being taught as metaphysics. Indeed, he affirmed that every mental state is accompanied by vibrations and that we unite with what we vibrate with. Therefore, from now on, let's harmonize our vibrations with those of success, happiness, and abundance.

The Secret Door to Success. Florence Scovel Shinn.


If the evil cannot be corrected, its effect can be neutralized by doing someone a favor in the present." Florence Scovel Shinn


Florence Scovel Shinn was born in Camden, New Jersey, USA, in 1871. She was an illustrator in her youth. She was educated at Friends Central School and the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts in the 1890s. Critics of the time praised her pen and ink drawings as the result of her natural talent over her technical training. In 1898, Florence Scovel married the artist Everett Shinn. They lived in New York City and were active in the city's artistic and social circles. Mrs. Shinn and her husband spent some time at the Cornish, New Hampshire art colony in the early 1900's. During their stay, she produced a collection of 30 drawings from the novel "Coniston". of Winston Churchill, who lived like her and her husband in Cornish.



There is a Divine Plan in every person." Florence Scovel Shinn.


Florence Scovel Shinn wrote her first book on metaphysics, "The Game of Life and How to Play It"- in 1925.


Her first book had much success due to the depth of her knowledge and at the same time the simplicity of the narrative. She wrote other successful books of recognized metaphysical value. "The Power of the Spoken Word", "The Secret Door of the Success", "Your Word is a magic Wand". She taught metaphysics in New York and inspired other great metaphysical authors like Napoleon Hill, Louise Hay, and Conni Mendez.


In the metaphysical work "The Game of Life", Florence writes these beautiful words:


Most people consider life as a battle, but life is not a battle, it is a game. A game in which, however, it is possible to win if you do not possess the knowledge of spiritual law. In the book The Game of Life, Florence explains the importance of knowing oneself. "The Greeks said Know yourself". This is one of the bases of metaphysics.


The mind has three areas, the subconscious, the conscious, according to the image or ideas, and the superconscious.

The mind has three areas, the subconscious, the conscious, and the superconscious. The subconscious is energy without physical direction, its behavior is similar to electrical energy or steam. It can act positively or negatively, according to the image or ideas recorded on this plane, voluntarily or involuntarily.


The conscious plane is known as the human mind. It is the human mind that sees life as it manifests itself. Observe death, disasters, disease, misery, and limitations of all kinds and imprint all on the subconscious. The superconscious is the Divine Mind that is in every human being. It is the plane of perfect ideas.


Florence Schiver sums it up for us in this sentence:


It is there where the "perfect model" of which Plato speaks of the Divine Plan is found, since the is a Divine Plan in each person".


Between the second half of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, many metaphysically inspired authors arose, such as the Rev. Emmet Fox and Ernest Holmes, with whom Florence also maintained a friendship. Phineas Kimby (1802-1866), had started with his work and studies, a new current of thought called Mental Science, currently known as New Thought. The Rev. Emmet Fox - Ireland, 1886 - France 1951- is one of the most influential writers on spirituality. He had a great influence on the beginnings of the "Alcoholics Anonymous", thanks to the "coincidence" that his secretary was the mother of one of its founders, Bill Willson.


Another relevant metaphysical rule, collected by Florence is "We must replace fear with faith, since fear is faith inverted, faith in evil, instead of faith in good.


We must replace fear with faith, since fear is faith reversed, faith in evil, instead of faith in good."

In her work, Florence often talks about intuition. "Prayer is you, calling out to God, and intuition is God, calling out to you."


Metaphysics is not a secret, actually, it is within the reach of those who want to know more and understand about the supra-physical laws of life. Laws that or yes or yes, are activated for better or worse for each of the human beings that make up Humanity. Also, in reality, we are creating together as a collective consciousness.









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