FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN
year of birth : 1871 | place of birth : Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.
parents : Alden Cortlandt Scovel, Emily Hopkinson Scovel
nationality : American | occupation : Artist.. Metaphysics Teacher
spouse : Everett Shinn | education : Pennsylvania Academy Fine Arts
website : www.florence-scovel-shinn.com
“ The invisible forces are ever working for man
who is always ‘pulling the strings’ himself, though
he does not know it. Owing to the vibratory power
of words, whatever man voices, he begins to attract. "
“ No man is a success in business
unless he loves his work."
“ Giving opens the way for receiving. ”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
Florence Scovel Shinn was an American artist and book illustrator who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer in her middle years. In New Thought circles, she is best known for her first book, The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925). Her books are truly incredible. They are relatively short, but they are profound. In her books she shows that we can enjoy a winning streak of health, prosperity and happiness. She shares real-life stories with us from her many clients to illustrate how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making one a "winner" in life--able to control life's conditions and release abundance through a knowledge of spiritual law. Florence Shinn is one of last century's most popular Success teachers.
Her metaphysical works began with her self-published The Game of Life and How to Play it in 1925. Your Word is Your Wand was published in 1928 and The Secret Door to Success in 1940. The Game of Life and How to Play it includes quotes from the Bible and anecdotal explanations of the author's understanding of God and man. Her philosophy centers on the power of positive thought and usually includes instructions for verbal or physical affirmation.
A typical Scovel Shinn piece of advice would be "It is safe to say that all sickness and unhappiness come from the violation of the law of love. A new commandment I give unto you, 'Love one another,' and in the Game of Life, love or good-will takes every trick."
Florence Scovel Shinn had the ability to explain her success principles and how they work in an entertaining and easy-to-read style. By sharing real-life stories she illustrates how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making one a "winner" in life, able to control life's conditions and release abundance through a knowledge of spiritual law.