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He used some specific words like Formless Substance, Intelligence, Original Substance, etc. If you notice they all start with capital letters, so I was wondering if Mr. Wattles used those to represent God, but maybe he wanted to accommodate even those who were Christians since he was a Christian himself then on the other hand he used the word God when he wanted to refer to Him in some instances, so now I am not really sure why he distinctively put those in capital letters, I'm sure there is a reason for that.
What is it?
G. K." [Reader's name abbreviated for privacy]
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"The monistic theory of the universe..."
The "theory" that his entire philosophy was based on...
"... the theory that One is All, and that All is One; that one Substance manifests itself as the seeming many elements of the material world - is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for two hundred years. It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and of those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson."
The terms you mentioned: Formless Substance, Intelligence, Original Substance, and others he used over the years throughout his writings are merely different names he used when referring to the ONE Substance that all things are made from.
Just so there's no doubt...
"All things are forms of one Substance; that Substance is conscious and intelligent; it is Spirit. In former articles and in my books I have referred to this Original Substance under various names, as the supreme, the Thinking Stuff, God, All-Mind and so on; but throughout these lessons I shall use the one word, Spirit. Substance is Spirit; everything is Spirit; there isn't anything but Spirit."
Regardless of what he called it in any particular instance...
He was talking about the exact same thing.
I hope this helps. :-)
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