Imelda Octavia Shanklin

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1865 – 1953

Imelda Octavia Shanklin served at Unity School from about 1910 until 1930. She was ordained as a Unity Church minister in 1918. Her metaphysical activities embraced lectures, class work, and contributions to magazines and other publications.

Some of her Unity published writings include the following: “Selected Studies,” 1921, later translated as “All Things Made New” in “Key to Life Bookshelf,” 1926. “The Sayings of Jesus Christ,” 1923. “Treasure Box,” 1927 and “What Are You”, 1929.

While at Unity, she was editor-in-chief and also editor of “Wee Wisdom” from 1922 until 1930, at which time she left Unity to devote her time for
several years to the preparation of a metaphysical study called “The Cosmic Adventure.” This is an analytical study of the Bible, of which one commentator said the “conception of the Dweller, the soul, and the Adventure is both clear and illuminating, adding something important to the understanding of the symbology of the Bible.” Her last oral teachings were given in connection with Unity work in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Quotes ~

Prayer is not in posture; it is not in a given form of phrases. Prayer is a relationship between you and God.

When you rule your mind you rule your world. When you choose your thoughts you choose results.

Your thoughts are the tools with which you carve your life story on the substance of the universe. 

Recommended Reading ~

What Are You



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