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Ralph Waldo Trine

Ralph Waldo Trine


Author of  "What All The Worlds A-Seeking"


Ralph 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.

Trine 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.

He 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 is!

In 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" listed below.

"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 Infinite")

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.

Ralph Waldo Trine Collection

"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 will objectified in you life.

"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 - Contents: Time, need, the man; Getting this, you have all; love and the power of life; I am a man as you are; He called it "The Way"; Sons of men living as sons of God; Source of His genius;  and much more.

"The Wayfarer on the Open Road" by Ralph Waldo Trine - Being some thoughts and  a little creed of wholesome living.

"What all the World's A-Seeking" by Ralph Waldo Trine - This book reveals techniques for prosperity and spiritual success.

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More Ralph Waldo Trine Works
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.

In 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

Through the Sunlit Year

World's Balance Wheel

The Man Who Knew

Every Living Creature: Heart Training Through The Animal World

In the Fire of the Heart

Power That Wins (with Henry Ford)

Thoughts From Trine: An Anthology

This Mystical Life of Ours

My Philosophy and My Religion

In the Hollow of His Hand

Winning of the Best

Selections from the Writings of RWT



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