Sunday, November 1, 2009
Elizabeth Towne (1865-1960)
"Build thee more stately mansions, oh my soul!
As the swift seasons roll!
Leave thy low vaulted past!
Let each new temple nobler than the last,
Shut thee from heaven with a dome more vast,
Till thou at length art free,
Leaving thine outgrown shell by life's unresting sea!"
Though never an official publication of the New Thought Movement, "Nautilus" magazine was probably the most widely read of the many that have appeared over the years, and was very influential. It was a private enterprise of its editor, Elizabeth Towne, who, originally a Methodist, had taken up New Thought and became a teacher. The quote above was the motto of Nautilus that appeared on the title page of every issue.