Santa Rosa, California: T.L. Harris Publishers, 1891. 15, [iii]p., lacking the paragraph-long declaration of intent , plain untrimmed printed wraps detached but present and with some marginal chipping, signatures are partly unopened. Fountaingrove library, vol. 1, no. 2.
This work offers Harris' defense against critics of his communal organization. In it appears, among other themes, Harris' explanation of his earlier wooing of the wealthy Laurence Oliphant and his mother, into the community as a purgative for Laurence's formerly tawdry existence as an English clergyman. Although the Oliphant's later withdrew from the Brotherhood in 1881, Oliphant himself continued to believe in Harris' psychic powers.