Waldo Trine was a philosopher, mystic, teacher and author of many books,
and was one of the early mentors of the New Thought Movement. His
writings had a great influence on many of his contemporaries including
Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science. He was a true pioneer in
the area of life-transforming thought. No other New Thought author has
sold more books than he, his writings reaching far beyond New Thought
circles out to the general public, which has bought and read Trine's
books without ever knowing that they were New Thought.
was born on 6th September, 1866, in Mount Morris, northern Illinois. He
was educated at Carthage College Academy, Knox College, A.B. 1891; and
studied at the University of Winsconsin and later at John Hopkins
University in the fields of history and political science. He was much
interested in social and economic problems, having won a $100 prize for
an essay on "The Effects of Human Education on the Prevention of
Crime." After spending some time as a graduate student at the
latter University, Ralph was a special correspondent for The Boston
Daily Evening Transcript. Whilst working in this capacity, he built
himself a little cabin on the edge of a pine grove - testament to the
peace and simplicity of the man. He married a graduate of the School of
Expression (which became Curry College) who became Grace Hyde Trine, an
author and poetess in her own right, and together they had a son,
Robert. Trine lived for years at Mt. Airy, New York, and was deeply
involved in the metaphysical seminars at Oscawana.
began his writing career in his early 30s. He was much influenced by the
writings of Fitche, Emerson and the Scottish scientist/evangelist, Henry
Drummond, his "What All the World's A-Seeking" expanding on a
number of the themes covered in Drummond's inspirational classic,
"The Greatest Thing in the World." His remarkable seminal
book, "In Tune with the Infinite" was launched in 1897 and
went on to sell over 2 million copies, and has stood the test of time
for over a century. It was read by such luminaries as Queen Victoria,
Janet Gaynor and Henry Ford. It is interesting that Henry Ford, pioneer
of mass produced automobiles, attributed his success directly to having
read "In Tune with the Infinite." After reading the book, Ford
ordered it on mass, and distributed copies freely to high profile
industrialists. It's a true mark of how powerful the book was and still
its pages we find perennial truths that have been restated in many other
forms in recent years, though perhaps never so clearly. By recognizing
the power of our thoughts and by harmonizing our own with the Divine
will, we will attract perfect peace, health, love, prosperity and
success. A number of chapters from "In Tune with the Infinite"
can be read on-line in the book "This Mystical Life of Ours"
"The moment we fully and vitally
realise who and what we are, we then begin to build our own World even
as God builds his." "Within yourself lies the cause of
whatever enters into your life. To come into the full realization of your
own awakened interior powers is to be able to condition your life
in exact accord with what you would have it"
(from: "In Tune with the
Trine wrote over a dozen books and was still
writing into his 70s. He died peacefully at a fine age of 91 on 22nd
February, 1958, in an elderly living facility for religious
professionals, Plymouth Place, Claremont, California. He moved there
years earlier from a home in the Hudson River valley. In California,
Trine spent his time in quiet leisure, planting and tending fruit trees!
He retired there with his wife only a few years before his death.
Although he never sought fame or fortune for
himself, and although his name remains largely unknown to the masses, he
left as his legacy an indelible mark on the world in the form of his
elevated thinking and inspired writings, and so has influenced countless
people for the good of mankind.
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"Character-Building Thought Power" by Ralph Waldo
Trine - A thought, good or evil, an act, in time a habit, so runs
life law, what you live in your thought world, that sooner or later you
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"The Greatest Thing Ever Known" by Ralph Waldo Trine
- The moment we fully and vitally realize who and what we are, we then
begin to build our own world even as God builds his.
"This Mystical Life of Ours" by Ralph Waldo Trine
- 52 excerpts from Trine's works, for each week of the year.
"The Man who Knew" by Ralph Waldo Trine
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I have recently discovered the titles of several other
books by Ralph Waldo Trine and fortunately for all of us, they are still in
print. All of these may be purchased directly from, or ordered through
your normal book retailer.
Tune With The Infinite: Fullness of Peace, Power and Plenty
The Greatest Thing Ever Known
What All The World's A-Seeking
On the Open Road
The Higher Powers of Mind & Spirit
Land of Living Men
Character Building Thought Power
The New Alignment of Life
the Sunlit Year
Man Who Knew
Living Creature: Heart Training Through The Animal World
the Fire of the Heart
That Wins (with Henry Ford)
From Trine: An Anthology
Mystical Life of Ours
Philosophy and My Religion
the Hollow of His Hand
of the Best
from the Writings of RWT