"The Strength of Non-Resistance." Fellowship Circle of Portland, Oregon, as published
in WT ( January 25, 1908):5.
"The Radiant Center." San Francisco, August 30, 1915. OB:87-102.
"Federal Suffrage Circular," prepared 1916. OB:109-116.
Speeches Delivered on Multiple Occasions
"Human Rights the Foundation of Government." MSS 379.
"The Spiritual Significance of Woman Suffrage." MSS 379.
"Women in the Building of America." MSS 379.
New Thought was related to nineteenth-century spiritualist movements such as
Theosophy and Freethinking, which were largely non-Christian, if not anti-Christian.
Many of their principles were influenced by the Hindu-based teachings of Madame Helena
Petrovna Blavatsky and the spiritual leadership of Annie Besant. Bewick Colby appears
to have considered herself a New Thought follower, although she never defined that
approach more clearly than she does in these few speeches. Her family felt she had left
Christianity, although she herself seemed to believe that she accepted all religious principles. Brown summed up her eclectic religiosity: "She was essentially a devoted religionist. Adhering to the Congregational church, she yet had an open mind to all the
various forms of new thought and wondrous spiritual suggestion of our times. . . . Her
cry, like that of Goethe when he died, was ever 'more light'" ( 1917:57).