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Church of the Truth Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains 49 items chiefly documenting the early years of the Church of the Truth in Pasadena, California, in the 1920s, including four diaries kept by Reverend H. E. Mills, which often note church events.
Background
The Church of the Truth in Pasadena, California, was founded in 1922 by Reverend Albert Grier who eventually formed a total of 22 churches in the early part of the 20th century. Grier’s goal was to provide a place of worship that stressed healing the total human: mind, body and soul. In so doing, this would create a full awakening of Christ within the individual. The Church of the Truth is associated with the New Thought movement which emphasizes metaphysical beliefs such as the effects of positive thinking, the law of attraction, healing, life force, creative visualization, and personal power. It also promotes the ideas that infinite intelligence or God is ubiquitous, spirit is the totality of real things, true human selfhood is divine, divine thought is a force for good, all sickness originates in the mind, and right thinking has a healing effect.
Extent
49 items in 3 boxes.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
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