Before "New Age" there was "New Thought," a philosophy that sought God through metaphysics and was wildly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. American mystic and bestselling author RALPH WALDO TRINE (1866-1958) was one of the most significant writers on New Thought principles, and this 1899 volume reproduces in one compact package beloved excerpts from his book What All the World's A-Seeking (also available from Cosimo Classics). Here, Trine examines: . quashing negative or foolish thinking instantly . approaching life aware of our own talents and limitations . the power of a positive attitude . and more. Trine's advice-wise, but also cheerful-continues to serve as a potent inspiration today.