A Common-Sense View of the Mind Cure
by Laura M. Westall
A lot of the theories floated by progressive thinkers at the turn of the 20th century have today been consigned to the dust bin of history. Some have, however, entered the mainstream. For instance, the 'Mind Cure,' essentially New Thought/Christian Science without the mystical and religious entanglements, is not so far off from what is now termed mind-body medicine. This long-out-of-print book is a succinct and very clearly written exposition of the Mind Cure. The Mind Cure acknowledges the active role that the patient's mental state can take in resolving health problems, while not disregarding orthodox western medicine. Much of the advice in this book would today probably be regarded by many medical professionals as sensible, and at the very least, not harmful. Nonetheless, please observe the caveat in the site terms of service about 'medical advice,' and consult with a doctor before using any of the treatments in this text.
Another progressive reform used in this book, 'simplified spelling' (e.g. tho, fixt, possest) has not fared as well in the interim. As usual, I have left original spelling intact except where it is an actual typographical error, in which case it is corrected and linked to the errata page.
--J.B. Hare, 10/9/2006