Brotherhood of the New Life
|Brotherhood of the New Life|
|Headquarters||Amenia, NY; Brocton, NY; Santa Rosa, CA|
|Founder||Thomas Lake Harris|
The Brotherhood of the New Life was an American religious group, founded by Thomas Lake Harris (and later led by Nagasawa Kanaye), dedicated to "giv[ing] the ground and evidences of Universal Religion," or, more particularly, to the teachings and practises of Harris's peculiar strain of Swedenborgianism.
- Harris, Thomas Lake (1867), The Great Republic: A Poem of the Sun, New York & London: Brotherhood of the New Life, https://archive.org/details/greatrepublicap00lifegoog
- Harris, Thomas Lake (1867), The Breath of God with Man: An Essay on the Grounds and Evidences of Universal Religion, New York & London: Brotherhood of the New Life, https://archive.org/details/breathofgodwithm00harr
- Harris, Thomas Lake (1891), Brotherhood of the New Life: Its Fact, Law, Method and Purpose, Santa Rosa, California: T.L. Harris, https://archive.org/details/brotherhoodofnew00unse
- Harris, Thomas Lake (1891), God's Breath in Man and in Humane Society, Fountaingrove, Santa Rosa, California: The Author, https://archive.org/details/godsbreathinman00harrgoog
- Gould, S. C., ed. (November 1896), Brotherhood of the New Life, "Masonic and Arcane Societies in the U.S.", Miscellaneous Notes and Queries 14 (11): 276, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044092649565;view=1up;seq=290, retrieved 2016-10-15, ""He breathed on them, and said, 'Receive ye the Holy Ghost.'" This Brotherhood has published some literature; the leading work is "The Breath of God and Man." It aims to give the ground and evidences of Universal Religion. The Brotherhood declare that One is near, who speaks, "I am the bread of life. If any man partake of My substance, he shall live forever." "We have sought and found. We do know that there is a world of plenary life, beyond the realm of corporeal elements." "Seek and ye shall find." "I am the door." The Brotherhood emonates from California."