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BOSTON MEDICAL LIBRARY

IN THE
FRANCIS A. COUNTWAY

LIBRARY OF MEDICINE

THE

PRIMITIVE MIND-CURE.

THE NATURE AND POWER OF FAITH;

OR,

ELEMENTARY LESSONS IN CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY

AND TRANSCENDENTAL MEDICINE.

BY

W. F. EVANS,

AUTHOR OF “CELESTIAL DAWN,” “MENTAL CURE,” “MENTAL MEDICINE,”

SOUL AND BODY,AND DIVINE LAW OF CURE."

To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom

of the heavens.(Mat. xiii : 11.)

FIFTH EDITION.

BOSTON:
H. H. CARTER & KARRICK, PUBLISHERS,

3 BEACON STREET.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1884, by

W. F. EVANS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

PREFAOE.

This volume is designed to contribute something toward supplying the demand in the public for further light on the subject upon which it treats, – the cure of disease in ourselves and others by mental and spiritual agencies. The first work of the author having a relation to the subject, was published over twenty-two years ago. It was followed, at intervals of different length, by four other volumes, which have had an extensive circulation in every part of the country, and to some extent in Europe. It is not an incredible supposition that they have had an influence, more or less, towards generating in the public mind the widely-spread and growing belief of the mental origin of disease, and of the relation of the mind to its cure. The work is intended to take the reader up where the last volume of the author, “The Divine Law of Cure," leaves him, and conduct him still further along the same path of inquiry. It does not claim to have exhausted the subject, or to have said all that might be said ; for the subject is one too vast to be crowded into so limited a compass, which would be like condensing the ocean into the dimensions of a lake. But it is to be hoped that enough has been said to vindicate the propriety of the title, - that of

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