The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science

Read by Algy Pug

(4.8 stars; 204 reviews)

Thomas Troward was a divisional Judge in British-administered India. His avocation was the study of comparative religion. Influences on his thinking, as well as his later writing, included the teachings of Christ, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism. After his retirement from the judiciary in 1896, Troward set out to apply logic and a judicial weighing of evidence in the study of matters of cause and effect.

The philosopher William James characterized Troward’s Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science as "far and away the ablest statement of philosophy I have met, beautiful in its sustained clearness of thought and style, a really classic statement."

According to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) archivist Nell Wing, early AA members were strongly encouraged to read Thomas Troward's Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science. In the opening of the 2006 film The Secret , introductory remarks credit Troward's philosophy with inspiring the movie and its production. (Summary by Wikipedia) (3 hr 9 min)


(5 stars)

This book has changed my life and the life of my family giving this book your time you will see permanent change and lead toward paths that would have been impossible, everything seems to be around me completely under my control. It has taken me a year to really get the lessons down but others may learn much faster. Your invisible power by Genevieve Behrend compliments this book the two together will grow your powers to know limits thank you


(5 stars)

I have read this and Trowards' other lectures and am now privilidged to have listened to this. For me these teachings are the basis of all belief. It shows why there is God and nothing else despite how different and numerous peoples' beliefs are. He (God) is to us what we believe He or "reality" is. It shows that ultimately what counts in life is what it is we believe reality is and whatever we believe it is, it will be to us. Truly He is an infinite God or Infinite Mind. This is why I never argue with people about their beliefs because to them, their belief literally is their reality. Troward is a genius. Should be classified as a Philosopher of note.

(5 stars)

Mr. Pug has a wonderful reading voice and he chooses important works. This volume is a timeless gem. it will teach you everything you want to know and is highly practical in application. As with any work of depth, it will reward repeated listening, reflection, and study.

Explains a lot that I have seen and experienced.

(5 stars)

Amazing book. More complete understanding of the nature of Spirit and Matter.

A good read for positive psychology fanatics.

(5 stars)

The book is filled with good Intel about the true basis & foundation of mental science. A must read.

(4 stars)

I love these lectures and I listen to them often. If you enjoy reads on mental power, law of attraction, etc., you'll enjoy Thomas Troward. JC

a great classic work

(5 stars)

This is fundamentally one of the most eye opening works in the entire library. I love it.

Mastery of Life

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This is a good resource for the mystic seeking understanding and wisdom. A gem of spiritual information.