Grace Mann Brown

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Grace Mann Brown
Grace Mann Brown 1901.jpg
"Cordially Yours Grace M. Brown" taken from her book "Studies in Spiritual Harmony"
Born Grace Mann
April 16, 1859
Pippin, Wisconsin
Died 1925
Denver, Colorado
Resting place
Fairmount Cemetery, Denver
Residence 1645 Steele Street, Denver, Colorado
Known for New Thought's Author
Home town Denver, Colorado
Religion Liberal Christianity
Spouse(s) Joseph Lyman Brown(1851–1921) m. October, 1878
Children Bernice Brown Keen, James Leslie Brown, Eunice Brown
Parents Major James Cook Mann and Mary Stem (Stears?) Mann
Signature Signature of Grace Mann Brown.jpg

Grace Mann Brown (April 16, 1859; Pippin, Wisconsin,[1] – 1925; Denver, Colorado) was an American writer and spiritual leader. Her work was related to the New Thought Movement, Divine Science and Christian Science. Much of her work focused on spirituality, metaphysics, mysticism, esoteric and occult sciences.

Personal life[edit]

Grace Mann Brown was the daughter of Major James Cook Mann (died October 30, 1897) and Mary Stem Mann. Brown was educated at Eden Hall in the Sacred Heart Convent in Torresdale, Pennsylvania.[2]

Grace Mann married Joseph Lyman Brown (1851 – November 10, 1921)[3] from Denver, Colorado, on October 20, 1878, engineer at the Denver Gas and Electric Co. The couple had three children : Bernice Brown Keene (1888–1937), James Leslie Brown (May 10, 1891– ?) president of Thompson Manufacturing Co. in Dener and Eunice Brown (1903–1945).

Brown died in 1925 and was buried in Fairmount Cemetery[4] in Denver, Colorado.

Career[edit]

Grace Mann Brown was active in the New Thought Movement, writing and lecturing extensively. She also wrote some of her works under the pen name Ione. She was instrumental in creating The Order of the Essenes and was its President. In 1906, Brown was Vice President of the World New Thought Federation.

Brown would succeed Fannie B. James as Editor of Fulfillment Magazine. Also, from 1920 to 1921, Brown was Bookkeeper for the American Unitarian Association. She would go on to found the Modern Society of the Essenes: Essene Circle.

Writing[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Studies in Spiritual Harmony (as Ione; Reed Publishing Company, 1901–1903, 134 pages)[5][6][7]
  • Food Studies (as Ione; Denver, The Reed publishing company, 1902–1904 101 pages)[8][9]
  • Seven Steps in the life of S. A. Weltmer (Weltmer Institute, Nevada, Mo. Cloth 1906)[10][11]
  • Life Lessons: A Series of Practical Lessons of Life, from Life, and about Life (Hudson Press, 1906, 207 pages)
  • Soul Songs by Ione (Grace M. Brown, 1907)[12]
  • The Word made Flesh, A Study in Healing. (Grace M. Brown, 1908)[13][14]
  • To-day; the Present Moment is God's Own Time (Grace M. Brown, 1910–1911, 200 pages)[15]
  • The Inner Breath; 'Vivenda Causa', a revelation of old world wisdom in new world form. (Memphis, Tenn., The Business philosopher (c. 1922) 4 p. 1., 7–182 p. 20 cm)[16]
  • Dollars and Health: concerning the psychology of the spleen and other things... (Written and published by Grace M. Brown, Denver [1915?). 20 pages
  • Think Right for Health and Success (Edward J. Clode, 1916, 184 pages)[17][18]
  • Mental Harmony (Edward J. Clode, 1916, 195 pages)[19]

Articles in journals and magazines[edit]

Drawing of Grace Mann Brown in the article "Practical Metaphysics"
  • The Essene – monthly magazine published by Brown, 1900–1917[20][21]
  • Fulfillment – monthly metaphysical magazine 1904–1907, later became the Weltmer Magazine[22][23]
  • "Practical Metaphysics" in The Herald of the Golden Age Vol. 10, No. 4 Oct 1905 p.69[24]
  • "The Greatest Thing" in Master Mind Magazine Vol. 3 of 15 Oct 1912 to March 1913 p. 153[25]
  • Washington News Letter several appearances.[26][27][28][29]
  • Now magazine, several appearances.[30][31]
  • The Modern World volume 9, page 128[32]
  • Mind Magazine volume 8, number 3, June 1901, p. 149[33]
  • The Balance from The Balance Publishing Co. Denver, Colo. A magazine of learning, of a standard 64p. monthly.

Lectures[edit]

Brown spoke at the Fifth Annual Convention of the New Thought Federation. The convention was held in Nevada, Missouri, on September 26–29, 1905.[34] She also gave a lecture entitled "Treasures" at the Unity Building Dedication Convention on Sunday August 19, 1906.[35]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Brown, Grace Mann" – Herringshaw American Blue Book of Biography (1914), p. 141
  2. ^ "Record Details Woman's who's who of America : a biographical dictionary ... 1914–15. (From Hathi Trust)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2012-06-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  3. ^ Joseph Lyman Brown, Find a Grave Website
  4. ^ "The Grave Stone of Grace Mann Brown in Find a Grave". Findagrave.com. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Description is given in the magazine Now. v.3 (1902–03)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Description in the magazine ''Unity''. v. 16 (1902)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-09-26. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  7. ^ "Studies in spiritual harmony : Ione, b. 1859 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  8. ^ "From ''Now'' magazine, v.5 (1904–05)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2011-04-16. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  9. ^ Brown (Ione), Grace Mann (1902). Food Studies (15 x 16 cm). Denver: The Reed Publishing Company. p. 101. 
  10. ^ "Seven Steps in the Life of Prof. S.A. Weltmer : Grace (Mann) Brown : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  11. ^ "Online Book in Open Library". Openlibrary.org. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  12. ^ "Soul songs : Ione, b. 1859 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  13. ^ "Ad From : Philistine: A Periodical of Protest,V.28–29 (1909–10)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-11-17. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  14. ^ "Description in ''Unity'' V. 30 (1909)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  15. ^ Description of the book is given in the magazine Now V.7–9 (1910–12) (Note: they mistakenly call it A Day)
  16. ^ "The inner breath; "vivendi causa" : Ione, b. 1859 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  17. ^ "Description of this book is given in the mag. Theosophical Outlook V. 1–2 1916–17". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  18. ^ "Think right for health and success : Ione, b. 1859 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  19. ^ "Mental harmony : its influence on life : Ione, b. 1859 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. 2001-03-10. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  20. ^ Ad in Business woman's mag., Hathi Trust website
  21. ^ "Volume VI, number 1". 209.68.57.225. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  22. ^ Description is given in the mag. Unity, Volume 24 (1916). Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  23. ^ Unity V.25
  24. ^ "Herald of the Golden Age : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive". Archive.org. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  25. ^ Master Mind Magazine, October 1912 to March 1913 - Annie Rix Militz - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  26. ^ "''Washington News Letter'' V.23 Oct 1917–18 p. 62". Hdl.handle.net. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  27. ^ ""Realisation" in ''Washington news letter''. v. 17 (1911–12) p 680". Hdl.handle.net. 2010-10-02. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  28. ^ Washington news letter. v. 11 (October 1905 – September 1906) p. 334 – reprint from Fulfillment
  29. ^ "''Washington news letter''. v. 11 (October 1905 – September 1906). p.552". Hdl.handle.net. 2010-09-23. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  30. ^ "''Now''. v.17–18 (1920–21) p.341". Hdl.handle.net. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  31. ^ "''Now''. v.17–18 (1920–21) p 367". Hdl.handle.net. 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  32. ^ "The Modern world. v. 9 (Apr. - Nov. 1908). - Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library". Hdl.handle.net. 2010-10-22. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  33. ^ "Mind : science, philosophy, religion, psychology, metaphysics, occultism". Archive.org. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  34. ^ "From the mag. Unity. v. 23 (1905)". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  35. ^ "From Unity V. 25 pp. 104–105". Babel.hathitrust.org. 2010-10-09. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • The Good Health Journal, November Number (1908) ed. J.H. Kellogg M.D.
  • "The Essene Brotherhood, Vegetarian" in The Vegetarian Magazine (v.11 no.11 1909) relates information on The Essene Brotherhood of which Brown was a founder and leader.

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