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The Master Key System
- Centenary Edition Live Your Life on Higher Planes
Published by JAH Holding, Inc. Edited and annotated by Helmar Rudolph
»The Master Key System« by Charles Francis Haanel Centenary Edition Originally published in 1912, 1916, 1919. Published by JAH Holding, Inc. Website: www.MasterKeySystem.tv Deutsch: www.MrMasterKey.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/mrmasterkey Facebook: www.facebook.com/mrmasterkey © JAH Holding, Inc. - All rights reserved. First Edition, December 2010 Design, Layout, Editor, and Annotations: Helmar Rudolph ISBN-10: 1456336045 ISBN-13: 978-1456336042 Printed in the USA by CreateSpace.com
The whole range of the theory and practice of any system of metaphysics consists in knowing the Truth concerning yourself and the world in which you live; in knowing that in order to express harmony, you must think harmony; in order to express health you must think health; and in order to express abundance you must think abundance; to do this you must reverse the evidence of the senses. The Master Key is based on absolute scientific truth and will unfold the possibilities that lie dormant in the individual, and teach how they may be brought into powerful action, to increase the person‘s effective capacity, bringing added energy, discernment, vigour and mental elasticity. The student who gains an understanding of the mental laws which are unfolded will come into the possession of an ability to secure results hitherto undreamed of, and which has rewards hardly to be expressed in words. — Charles F. Haanel
Introductory Notes by Helmar Rudolph.............................................................7 Charles Haanel Biography...................................................................................13 Introduction............................................................................................................14
1. One Consciousness, One Power......................................................................... 36 2. One Method Of Finding The Truth................................................................... 46 3. Thoughts Become Things.....................................................................................56 4. The True »I«............................................................................................................ 66 5. Consciousness as the Centre of your Being.....................................................76 6. From Awareness To Success............................................................................... 86 7. The Power Of Your Imagination....................................................................... 96 8. The Value Of Truthful Thinking...................................................................... 106 9. Act As The Blossom Of Thought....................................................................... 116 10. Life In Harmony With Natural Law.................................................................126 11. Inductive Reasoning...........................................................................................136 12. Understanding The Spiritual Nature Of Thought....................................... 146 13. The Law Of Cause And Effect............................................................................156 14. The Discipline Of Thinking...............................................................................168 15. Conscious Cooperation With Natural Laws...................................................178 16. Creating Scientifically True Ideals...................................................................188 17. Intuitive Perception Through Concentration................................................198 18. The Law Of Attraction.......................................................................................208 19. Developing Your Vital Force..............................................................................216 20. Thinking As The True Business In Life...........................................................224 21. Thinking Big Thoughts As The Secret Of Success........................................234 22. New Thinking, New Man..................................................................................244 23. Serving Mankind with a Money Consciousness..........................................254 24. The Truth Shall Set You Free............................................................................264
INTRODUcTORY NOTeS BY HeLMAR RUDOLPh
Welcome, Namaste, In La’kech! It was in February 2007 when I first came across Charles Haanel’s Master Key System. I found it on Rhonda Byrne’s website after watching “The Secret” in Cape Town, South Africa, on a rainy winter’s night some six months prior. When I found a copy on Simon Templeton’s Psitek.net website, saving and printing it was just a few clicks away. What followed suit in my own personal and professional life was nothing short of amazing. After many years of working at the junction of marketing consulting, database development and software innovation, I decided there and then to create the first ever German translation. Not even two years later, over 45.000 hardcover books were sold, a range of top quality audio products created, a forum and a study service, too, and talks given all over German-speaking Europe. It gave rise to five additional German translation, offering income opportunities to many a printer and publisher and spreading Charles Haanel’s wisdom even further. Two more translations followed in 2009: “Ein Buch über Dich” and “Die erstaunlichen Geheimnisse der Yogis.” The “Geheimnis des Lebens“ double DVD of a presentation I gave in Austria was released in March 2010, while the latest product is “Die Master Key Quintessenz”, an audio CD that compiles the essence of the Master Key System in an alpha brainwave meditation session. All those years, the vision of publishing an “updated” English version never left my mind, and this book is now the result. As 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the Master Key System, I found it fit to add the tagline “Centenary Edition”, indicating that it is something very special indeed. A humble undertaking for sure, but an important one nonetheless, as many find the form of speech and style of writing used by Charles Haanel outdated, and also may not relate to the old style of typesetting, never mind the dusty image that is often conveyed. Considering the time of its initial publication, for many this may be a valid argument. It is for this very reason that I decide to publish this book.
• I added pictures and illustrations of the people mentioned. or has been falsified over the years. as an image conveys so much more than a mere word. Although all religious writings are replete with it. the way you speak and act . psychologist. You are about to learn things that all of us should have. • Finally. but neither did learn at school. which was initially published in form of a 24-week correspondence study course. it’s often put in parables or obscure language. I made a number of changes to the original: • I chose a modern layout and typeface in an attempt to leave the dusty and in my eyes overused “this is some really really secret stuff and it needs a sandy and dusty look. explains to you the mechanism used for 8 . I allowed myself to split some very long sentences into shorter segments. which you can also purchase at www. I can assure you that nothing of the meaning has gotten lost in that process. It will profoundly impact on the way you see things.tv. • I added chapter titles. In the Master Key System. • I highlighted in bold words. • I added my own annotations to the existing copy.masterkeysystem.Although I couldn’t improve on Charles Haanel’s deep insight and understanding. Needless to say that the journey you are about to embark on will profoundly impact your own life and that of those you hold dear. Nor was the majority of us privy to this kind of ancient wisdom through the religious. phrases or sentences that I deemed important. with the aim of making them easier to read and therefore understand. • Simultaneously. cultural or social channels. clarifying certain points and putting them into perspective. scientist and metaphysician. too” imagery behind and present this wonderful work of mental and verbal artistry in an appropriate manner. doctor. author and businessman. Charles Francis Haanel.or live. I published “The Master Key Brain Charger” as an accompanying checklist and workbook.
Perhaps for the first time ever you are presented with a rational. All in all.steering your life in any direction you desire. and you yourself are the Guru. tempting as it may be. It’s your chance ready for the taking! The Master Key System deals with Natural Laws. Simply put: You will learn how to control and relax both body and mind. others unconsciously. sect or organisational structure of any kind. that only a few can both handle vast riches or lottery wins. The Master Key System is a religion of One. the Master Key System provides you with a complete set of tools. If the combined mind-force of the 9 . How you use these tools is. It deals with Eternal Truth. mainly because the vast majority wasn’t capable of absorbing its wisdom. Simply put. History has shown. however. You will learn how to engage in deep concentration. I sincerely wish for you that you belong to those few. it should be noted that the kind of knowledge made public through this teaching was previously reserved for a select few. your innermost desires. Please do yourself the favour and refrain from reading it like a novel. the art to create images in your mind and transform them down into tangible values. scientific and logically conclusive explanation of the creative process and the operation of aforementioned laws. in which you become one with the object of your desire. this mechanism is your ability to think the truth and subsequently express this truth. entirely up to you. awakening and training your intuitive faculties and your drive for decisive action. Finally you will learn how to serve Mankind by having big ideas and making them real. Every successful person uses this mechanism for their extraordinary results — some consciously. It has nothing to do with a new religion. The application of the Master Key will also interest communities. and the determination to change your life to the better. for it is only through earnest study and the practical application of the exercises that you will come to enjoy the tremendous benefits this system holds. You will learn the art of creative visualisation. You will learn about the truth and how to convert it from an abstract concept into selfsame tangible values. However. however. discipline. companies and organisations. It is like a chest of gold and a lottery jackpot at the same time. It therefore commands your respect and reverence. It only deals with yourself.
Charles Haanel was a high-ranking Freemason and Rosicrucian. This means that the sentences are often deceptive as to the meaning they convey. Offering you the best possible support through my website. especially in the exercises. enriching you and them in the process. if you so wish. You will become more intuitive and less dependent on the Conscious Mind. more clear. I see my task in: • • Making this material available with my own annotations and comments. and more goal-oriented. • You will practice the power of conscious and systematic thinking and with it accomplish things that you previously didn‘t even dream of. The application of the Master Key will enrich your life to an extent that is difficult to express in words. for they are the result of your thinking and a precursor of your actions. then socioeconomic miracles aren‘t only possible but inevitable. least of all our own personal relationships. It will make you sovereign in mind and decisive in action. and it clearly shows. You will attract new people and new happenings into your life. There is just so much more to the contents than first meets the eye.multitude is directed towards a common and ethically correct goal. You will become more sensitive and more “feeling”. • • • • 10 • • . more compassionate and understanding —wise. With this vision in mind. You will also become more conscious and careful when choosing words. The same extends to rebalancing and harmonising our relationship with Mother Nature. You will become more attentive. Please be aware of the fact that the very few words contain a tremendous amount of meaning. You will become motivated to see whatever you started through to the very end.
you qualify for a 40% discount on my online study service. the wait is finally over – I hope you like what you see. Last but not least thank you. Anja. academic.cc and several other Bible sites provided additional content and insight. To all of you a heartfelt THANK YOU! I would also like to thank John Sanders of New York. Helmar Rudolph Cape Town.MasterKeySystem. Bible.ru.tv/special-offer 11 . for being the light in my life.• You will know the Truth. with a new take on life and a never-ending source of power and inspiration. living in health.cc were invaluable tools. Well. Google. asking for a signed copy of the English edition. December 2010 SPECIAL OFFER! As a book owner. Project Gutenberg. plus a link to a 15-40 minute long video explaining the salient points of each part of the Master Key System! www. John. The circle is complete: Creation delights and rewards you abundantly for being in alignment with it.com and dict. speak the Truth and live the Truth! At the end of the day there will be a new »I«. as well as the Tesla Society. who’s been on my toes for years. which sends you two emails a week. South Africa. Acknowledgements Finally I would like to thank and give credit to all those who made the image and contextual material available. wealth and harmony. in particular Wikipedia.
« Charles Haanel left us a legacy that we are only now coming to fully appreciate. Louis Chamber of Commerce. »A Book about You« (1927) and. He entered the Eternal Lodge on 27 November 1949 and is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery. 13 . Walter B.F. Charles Haanel was Rosicrucian and speculative Mason in the 32nd degree (Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret) of the AASR (The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite). its demands and obligations. Keystone Lodge No. A. Stevens described him as »a man of mature judgement. its possibilities. »The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi« (1937). Charles Haanel belonged to the American Scientific League. in collaboration with Victor S. He began his business career in St. Perera. May his spirit live on in every single one of us applying the principles as laid out in the Master Key System. the Commercial Continental Company. He was awarded a Doctorate in Electronics (National Electronic Institute). which was first published in 1916. which were published in St. Missouri. & A. Louis Humane Society and the St. Louis. His broad range of interests led him to author five books. Louis. Psychology (College of Divine Metaphysics) as well as Medicine (Universal College in Dupleix. on 22 May 1866 to parents of German origin.ChARLeS FRANciS HAANeL BiOGRAPhY Charles Francis Haanel was born in Ann Arbor. Louis by Psychology Publishing and by his Master Key Institute in New York. Besides the »Master Key System«. but the time could not have been better suited.M. Charles Haanel put into books the ideas and methods he used to gain his success. 243. India). St. before dedicating himself to writing and publishing. Michigan. »The New Psychology«. the St. he also wrote »Mental Chemistry«. He resigned his position in order to start his own company and eventually founded one of the largest conglomerates of his time. The Author‘s League of America. The American Society of Psychical Research. Pi Gamma Mu Fraternity. capable of taking a calm survey of life and correctly valuing its opportunities. He also had interests in other companies.
as thought is a product of Mind. To control circumstances. It is not expected that any of the inherent laws which govern the modern business world as it is at present constituted can be suspended or repealed by any force on the same plane. with increasing attention and concentration. Tree life causes the sap to ascend. one can. It costs only the labour of harvesting its great resources. so he deliberately exercised that special faculty. The naturalist who spends much of his time in observing visible phenomena is constantly creating power in that portion of his brain set apart for observation. and grasping an infinite number of details at a glance. He has reached this facility by exercise of his brain. successful or otherwise. Every thought tends to become a material thing. a knowledge of certain scientific principles of mind-action is required.INTRODUcTiON I Before any environment. It may be gained by degrees and put into practice as fast as learned. it becomes evident that Mind is the creative centre from which all activities proceed. Power over circumstances is one of its fruits. hence the higher the benefits you derive. than does his unobserving friend. He deliberately chose to enlarge his brain power in the line of observation. over and over. We are sowing these seeds every ax·i·o·mat·ic – Adjective Self-evident or unquestionable. can be created. Whereas after 1 minute you would be able to make a phone call. allow the delicate brain matter to harden and ossify until his whole life is barren and fruitless. so the more attention (time and thoughts) you pay to it. and before any action is possible. Such knowledge is a most valuable asset. . by stolid inaction. 5 minutes as a music player. there must be thought of some kind. action of some kind is necessary. 14 A more modern example would be the mobile phone. Our desires are seed thoughts that have a tendency to sprout and grow and blossom and bear fruit. on the other hand. the more conscious you become of it. but it is axiomatic that a higher law may overcome a lower one. not by repealing the law of gravity but by surmounting it. either conscious or unconscious. harmony and prosperity are assets upon its balance sheet. The result is that he becomes very much more expert and skilful in knowing what he sees. Now we have the result a man learned in the lore of observation far above his fellows. Or. 10 minutes as an internet deivce. 2 minutes later you would know how to use it as a camera. health.
magnetic or heat currents. Later we shall be the result of what we are now thinking. mental and moral health. the well developed symmetrical character necessitates good physical. which without being able to give a reason frequently impels or prohibits choice. and therefore requires that every conscious mental effort should involve a moral end. The law of mental attraction is an exact parallel to the law of atomic affinity. A developed moral consciousness modifies consideration of motives and increases the force and continuity of actions. Exercises for the development of the mind present a variety of motives for consideration. every wound. and this combination creates initiative. consequently. Mental currents are as real as electric. What shall the harvest be? Each of us today is the result of his past thinking. Lines of least resistance are formed by the constant action of the mind. Thought seeks its own. then. every 15 . It will be found that Nature is constantly seeking to express harmony in all things. resistless force. They involve the development of the perceptive faculties. depends upon its exercise in moral channels. “The greatest man.” The greatest power of the mind. or entertain. the symmetrical unfoldment of the intuitive faculty. “is he who chooses right with invincible determination.” said Seneca. We create our own character. is for ever trying to bring about an harmonious adjustment for every discord. the quickening of the imagination. day. The activity of the brain reacts upon the particular faculty of the brain employed. power. and finally the power of the mind may be cultivated by the development of the moral character. personality and environment by the thought which we originate. We attract the currents with which we are in harmony—are we selecting those which will be conducive to our success? This is the important question. Each form of its activity becomes more perfect by practice. the cultivation of the emotions.The greatest power of the mind requires that every conscious mental effort should involve a moral end. and necessarily success. The latent power of the mind is developed by constant exercise.
so that we know that the sound is not in the bell. and capture the will of others. it is in our own mind.” We speak of the Sun as “rising” and “setting. The magnetic persons attract. Their influence is felt far and near. It is this truth which an enfamined world craves today. and often those far removed from them. No man is ever created without the inherent power in himself to help himself. who dominate those around them. controlled and directed in our lives and destinies? Men and women of strong mentality. coming in contact with the minds of others.” though we know that this is simply an appearance of motion. and a moral courage that grandly undertakes is open to all. really emanate currents charged with power which. when thought is harmonious. the possession of which is necessary in order to make up an harmonious environment.” yet we know it is simply giving forth energy which produces vibrations in the 16 . In this way men of strong Desire and Imagination may and do exert powerful influence over the minds of others. allure and draw. Great masters of men possess this power to a marked degree. We speak of a bell as a “sounding body. The possibility of asserting a slumbering intellectual courage that clearly discerns. When these vibrations come at the rate of sixteen a second they cause a sound to be heard in the mind. can we not see why Desire should be cultivated. They are emotional.” yet we know that all that the bell can do is to produce vibrations in the air. and yet we know it is revolving rapidly. and they secure compliance with their wishes by making others “want” to act in accord with them. leading the latter in the way desired. therefore. what does not become possible? With Desire as the great creative energy. “A Book about You. To our senses the Earth is apparently standing still. There is a divine potency in every human being.000 a second. When we understand that mind is the great creative power. When the number increases beyond this all is silence again.difficulty. causes the desires of the latter to be in accord with the mind of the strong individuality. The following paragraphis were later also used in Haanel’s book. It is possible for the mind to hear vibrations up to the rate of 38. The personality that understands its own intellectual and moral power of conquest will certainly assert itself. We speak and even think of the Sun as “giving light. nature begins to create the material conditions.
therefore. It can go only where it is attracted. each change in colour being caused by shorter and more rapid vibrations. of the good for the better. Difficulties. and are the sensation experienced by us as the result of the vibrations of light. it is a conditional or reciprocal 17 . When the vibrations are reduced below four hundred trillion a second. When the number of vibrations increases. It cannot perish and it only exists for use. inharmonies. the grass as being green. So we have come to know that appearances exist for us only in our consciousness. We can receive only what we give. Every atom is for ever conserved. and we may give only to those who can receive. and we may give only to those who can receive. All the great eternal forces act in solemn silence. and it remains with us to determine our rate of growth and the degree of harmony that we shall express. obstacles.We can receive only what we give. so that we know that what we call light is simply a mode of motion. or the sky as being blue. we know that these colours exist only in our minds. whatever is parted with must inevitably be received somewhere. and therefore required. they no longer affect us as light but we experience the sensation of heat. Even time and space become annihilated. there being no past or future except as a thought relation to the present. the light changes in colour. and the only light that there is. In the last analysis. we know that one principle governs and controls all there is. causing what are termed light waves. The laws under which we live are designed solely for our advantage. or refusing to accept what we require. These laws are immutable and we cannot escape from their operation. indicate that we are either refusing to give out what we no longer need. Growth is attained through an exchange of the old for the new. so that although we speak of the rose as being red. is the sensation caused in the mind by the motion of these waves. time being only the experience of succession. ether at the rate of four hundred trillion a second. but it is in our power to place ourselves in harmony with them and thus express a life of comparative peace and happiness.
This is true because of their finer susceptibilities making them more open to thought-vibrations from other minds. Impressions of fear. Our ability to do this determines the degree of harmony or happiness we attain. The inexorable requirements of growth demand that we exert the greatest degree of attraction for what is perfectly in accord with us. 18 . All conditions and experiences that come to us do so for our benefit. and are able to extract from each experience only what we require for our further growth. of worry. the more certain we shall be to discern its presence. Women. That we reap what we sow. perhaps even more than men. The ability to appropriate what we require for our growth continually increases as we reach higher planes and broader visions. We cannot obtain what we lack if we tenaciously cling to what we have. Our highest happiness will be best attained through our understanding of and conscious co-operation with natural laws. Our mind-forces are often bound by the paralysing suggestions that come to us from the crude thinking of the race. when all the time there are possibilities within them which need only the liberating touch of appreciation and wholesome ambition to expand into real greatness. and the greater our ability to know what we require. to attract it and to absorb it. and because the flood of negative and repressive thoughts has been aimed more especially at them. We gain permanent strength exactly to the extent of the effort required to overcome our difficulties. These are sufficient reasons in themselves why men achieve so little—why the lives of multitudes are so barren of results. is mathematically exact. We are able consciously to control our conditions as we come to sense the purpose of what we attract. and which are accepted and acted upon without question. Nothing may reach us except what is necessary for our growth.action. for each of us is a complete thought entity and the completeness makes it possible for us to receive only as we give. of disability and of inferiority are given us daily. The Principle of Attraction operates to bring to us only what may be to our advantage. have been subject to these conditions. Difficulties and obstacles will continue to come until we absorb their wisdom and gather from them the essentials of further growth.
wealth. One feels convinced that man’s possibility of attainment cannot be measured. overcame it when she wrought a similar work in the armies of the Union. attainment. Modern science has taught us that light and sound are simply different intensities of motion. They demand that if life holds any secrets. the basis of all things. writers and actresses who have proved themselves capable of reaching the greatest literary. Women as well as men are beginning to do their own thinking. that boundary lines to his onward march are unthinkable. man sees something of the vastness of the meaning of life—something of its grandeur. While a few seers have grasped the great fact that mind is the universal substance. power. Jenny Lind overcame it when she showed her ability to command enormous financial rewards while at the same time gratifying the passionate desire of her nature and reaching the front rank of her day in musical art. standing in its light. never before has this vital truth penetrated the more general consciousness. others conquer with great difficulty. A new era has dawned. Clara Barton. Why is this so? Why should some men realize their ambitions easily. II Some men seem to attract success. desires and ideals. At no previous time has the influence and potency of thought received such careful and discriminating investigation.But it is being overcome. and still others not at all? The cause 19 . Florence Nightingale overcame it when she rose in the Crimea to heights of tender sympathy and executive ability before unknown among women. Within that life is the germ of infinite potencies. dramatic. the head of the Red Cross. these shall be disclosed. and this may lead to discoveries of forces within man that could not have been conceived of until this revelation was made. and now. Standing on this height he finds that he can draw new power to himself from the infinite energy of which he is a part. others with difficulty. They have awakened to some conception of their possibilities. artistic and sociological achievement. And there is a long list of women singers. philanthropists. Many minds are now striving to give this wonderful truth definite utterance. with very little conscious effort. still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions.
and works miracles. “Conscious Healing”: “The ancient Greeks were well aware of [torsion] energy. Marconi. must be mental must be in the mind. diligence. according to our thought and word. continuity of purpose and an unwavering confidence in the outcome. physically. must constitute the sole difference between men. therefore. If. discipline. like time. The reason we have not manifested more faith is because of lack of understanding. it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it. Morse. hence mind must be the creative force. and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought. The student who learns that power comes from within. and the Fibonacci sequence. and forms about us. and concentration. captains of industry like Carnegie.. of itself. But such results cannot be secured without proper application. to use and control their thought. to develop it—if the secret of all success. then. calling it “aether” and understanding that it is directly responsible for universal manifestation. The student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fixed and infallible as in the material world.. Edison. Western scientists are returning to the notion of aether using such phrases as “zero point energy” and “vacuum potential” . all power. and hosts of others. its effect will be seen to be marvellous. Marlborough and Washington. then. instantly rights himself. it flows in a sacred geometric spiral resembling the involutions of a conch shell that has been called phi. The difference. the force of thought—surely the ability of think correctly should become the paramount object of every man. which overcomes environment and every other obstacle in the path of men. When the creative power of thought is fully understood. In the 1950s Russian scientist Nicolai Kozyrev conclusively proved the existence of this life-giving subspace energy. This is formless. the Golden Mean. Rockefeller and Leverhulme. Then that which manifests to us objectively is that we have thought or said. would be the most successful. therefore. Morgan. Thought is governed by law. It is mind. else the most perfect men. assumes a dominant attitude. A proper compliance with the law will be found to produce the desired result with invariable exactitude. demonstrating that. In the face of overwhelming evidence of its existence.” . We have not understood that everything works in exact accordance 20 Sol Luckman wrote in his book.It is because of their vision. Scientists tell us that we live in the universal ether. but it is pliable. in us and around us. that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside. inventors like Stephenson. all attainment is the creative power of mind. It is the actualizing of interior quality through the creative power of thought which has given us great leaders like Alexander. Napoleon. Cromwell. Tesla. To secure the desired results. We set it into activity by that which we think. the only difference between men lies in their ability to think. stands erect. cannot be physical. This breakthrough research in the temporal physics of subspace establishes that torsion energy permeates the entire multidimensional galaxy and not only is responsive to but may actually be consciousness creatively experiencing itself in time.
because Mind is the one great cause which produces all conditions in the lives of men and women. and that these results are created by right thinking. or the law of chemistry. or a man manipulating powerful chemicals without a knowledge of their nature and relations. Enemies are changed to friends. This is the mental law of demand and supply. substantial things of a higher order become theirs. This power is inexhaustible. the remedy is to consciously alter our mental attitude and see our circumstances adjust themselves to the new mental condition. There is nothing strange or supernatural about this.” To improve our conditions we must first improve ourselves. Our thoughts and desires will be the first to show improvement. success. Our circumstances and environment are formed by our thoughts. limitless. The supply of good is inexhaustible. Those coming into a conscious realization of the power of thought find themselves in possession of the best that life can give. either consciously or unconsciously. The greatest schemer cannot “gather grapes of thorns. Obstacles that seem insurmountable are overcome. fate is conquered. perhaps.with definite law. or the law of gravitation. or figs of thistles. To be in ignorance of the laws governing in the mental world is to be like a child playing with fire. The thoughts which take root in the mind will certainly produce fruit after their kind. conditions are overcome. prosperity and every other condition or environment are results. health. 21 . We have. and these sublime realities are so constituted that they can be made tangible parts of daily personal life. and the demand can be made along whatever lines we may desire. been creating these conditions unconsciously. and they are therefore carried forward from victory to victory. elements transformed. and keep that power constantly working. This is universally true. They realize a world of higher power. The law of thought is as definite as the law of mathematics. When we begin to understand that happiness. we shall realize the importance of a working knowledge of the laws governing thought. it is simply the Law of Being. or the law of electricity. If they are unsatisfactory.
but aside from this we would be operating under the law of force. but if the connections are not properly made. something is constantly being created. To be successful. we can work the switch till doomsday and no light will appear. it must never seek to deprive. A little reflection will convince you that all of the great laws of nature operate in silence and that the underlying principle is the Law of Attraction. that employ force. something is appearing. 22 . the wires. Mind is creative and operates through the Law of Attraction. so that the benefit may be made manifest in our lives. In order to take advantage of this law. you want to create something for yourself. the switches. everywhere. attention must invariably be directed to the creative plane. We may know the laws governing electricity. it still remains to make a practical application of the law. Nature’s storehouse of wealth is inexhaustible and if there seems to be a lack of supply anywhere it is only because the channels of distribution are as yet imperfect.Admitting that you agree with everything that has been stated thus far. Each individual has a right to choose for himself. We are not to try to influence any to do what we think they should do. and most persons will take no exception to anything that has been said. but that the supply for all is abundant. You do not wish to take anything away from any one else. so with the Law of Attraction—it is in operation all the time. and put ourselves into harmonious relationship with it. the lamps. it is just as necessary to comply with the law as it is in the case of electricity or gravitation. and what you want for yourself you are perfectly willing that everyone else should have. everything is continually changing. and we may even know how to generate the power. It is only destructive processes such as earthquakes and catastrophes. it is necessary to see that the conditions are all met for its proper operation. but to take advantage of this process. we may have all the proper mechanism. which is destructive in its nature and just the opposite of the Law of Attraction. You know that it is not necessary to take from one to give to another. Nothing good is ever accomplished in that way.
and that mind is the active principle which starts causes in motion whereby we are related to the things we desire. Certainly nothing can be created. 23 . before we know that it can be created and then make the proper effort. Profusion is manifested in everything. mind creates negative conditions just as readily as favourable conditions. therefore. we see it on every hand. There is no more Electricity in the world today than there was fifty years ago. The evidence of this law is conclusive. but that many seem to have been separated from this supply is also evident. depends upon a recognition of the laws of Abundance. The millions and millions of trees and flowers and plants and animals and the vast scheme of reproduction where the process of creating and recreating is for ever going on.« Abundance. where all outside signals are being interpreted. Your reality is created in the Hypothalamus of your brain. and the fact that Mind is not only the creator. who share in its benefits. extravagant. we received no benefit. That there is an abundance for everyone is evident. social and religious programming you have encountered. This law as well as every other law is no respecter of persons.Abundance is a natural law of the universe. we create these conditions. will soon be as far behind as the man who would refuse to acknowledge and accept the benefits which have accrued to mankind through an understanding of the laws of electricity. all indicates the lavishness with which Nature has made provision for man. Everywhere Nature is lavish—wasteful. The “how” depends on the cultural. but the only creator of all there is. it is only those who recognize the law and place themselves in harmony with it. It is evident. therefore. and when we consciously or unconsciously visualize every kind of lack. »Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. limitation and discord. they have not yet come into a realization of the Universality of all substance. Nowhere is economy observed in any created thing. in other words. now that the law is understood. that he who fails to fully investigate and take advantage of the wonderful progress which is being made in this last and greatest science. but until someone recognized the law by which it could be made of service. this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time. but is in constant operation and is relentlessly bringing to each individual exactly what he has created. practically the whole world is lit by it. So with the law of Abundance. Of course.
24 Individuality glories more in the unfolding of the power within than in the servility of the weakling. it is the process whereby the individual becomes a channel for the differentiation of the Universal. . this law being the common property of all. quarrelsome. this consciousness of power within which constitutes the responsive harmonious action whereby we are related to the objects and purposes which we seek. True courage is cool. These are all modes of thought. Courage is that power of the mind which manifests in the love of mental conflict. and as all thought is creative. It often has a tendency to conceal itself. it is a noble and lofty sentiment. It is this organization of victory or success within the mind. among which is the mastery of conditions through the creation and recognition of opportunities. This is the Law of Attraction in action. calm and collected. ill-natured or contentious. Tact. they manifest in objective conditions corresponding with the mental condition. can be exercised by any one having sufficient knowledge of its operation. it is equally fitted to command or obey. and is never foolhardy. who apparently exist only to do what is pleasing to others. This principle endows the individual with seemingly transcendental possibilities. There are men and women. This creation of opportunity implies the existence or creation of the necessary qualities or talents which are thought forces and which result in a consciousness of power which future events cannot disturb. but when the time comes and the latent will is revealed. Loyalty.A recognition of the law of abundance develops certain mental and moral qualities. This is necessarily true because the ability of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal mind and bring it into manifestation. Every thought is a cause and every condition an effect. we find under the velvet glove an iron hand—and no mistake about it. among which are Courage. too. Sagacity. Both require courage. Individuality and Constructiveness.
designing.” All successful business men have this quality well developed. Accumulativeness acquires momentum. but any one who knows the biography of James J. discovering.Accumulation is the power to reserve and preserve a part of the supply which we are constantly receiving. planning. drop out. so as to be in position to take advantage of the larger opportunities which will come as soon as we are ready for them. but you will lose as sure as you live. The test is simple and it is infallible: Are you able to save money? If not. Constructiveness is the creative instinct of the mind. they are perversions and will make any true progress impossible. inventing. He then had to come into a recognition of the Law of Abundance in order to provide the ways and means for materializing it. said: “If you want to know whether you are destined to be a success or a failure in life. It manifests in building. It is a most valuable quality and must be constantly encouraged and developed. never be confounded with selfishness. You will lose. miserliness or penuriousness. Water manifests on three planes. Hill. It will be readily seen that every successful business man must be able to plan. however. you can easily find out. knows that he acquired his fifty million dollars by following the exact methods we have given. In the first place. Has it not been said. he started with nothing. the more you accumulate the more you desire and the more you desire the more you accumulate. new ways of doing things. improving. In the business world it is usually referred to as initiative. unless he had followed out this programme he would never have had anything to save. It is not enough to go along in the beaten path. but 25 . as water and as steam. Hill. so that it is but a short time until the action and reaction acquire a momentum that cannot be stopped. It must. The seed of success is not in you. he had to use his imagination to idealize the vast railroad which he projected across the western prairies. develop or construct.” This is very good so far as it goes. the only difference is the temperature. Every individual possesses it in some degree. who recently died leaving an estate of over fifty-two million dollars. because he is a centre of consciousness in that Infinite and Eternal Energy from which all things proceed. as ice. it is all the same compound. You may think not. “To him that hath shall be given. New ideas must be developed. James J.
beside the shrine of confidence or friendship of those who have allowed him to enter will find himself linked with a current of cosmic power which will attract desirable conditions only. and the more ice you melt. it is the product of that deep insight which enables one to penetrate into the heart of things and understand how to set causes in motion which will inevitably create successful conditions. or the plaudits of the mob. until death. Individuality glories more in the unfolding of the power within than in the servility of the weakling. The man who will stand in silent guard. if you want it to act on the creative plane. Tact is a very subtle and at the same time a very important factor in business success. Strong men care nothing for the flock of imitators who trot complacently behind them. for all men see and hear and feel. if need be. It is very similar to intuition. the more powerful your thought will become. The man who would lose his right hand rather than betray a friend will never lack friends.” Tact enables one to foresee what is about to happen and calculate the result of actions. Loyalty is one of the strongest links which bind men of strength and character. for these are today invariably demanded as the price of success. 26 Individuality is the power to unfold our own latent possibilities. It is one which can never be broken with impunity. you will have to begin by melting the ice with the fire of imagination. that understanding which is so rare. Tact enables us to feel when we are in the presence of physical. This pleases only petty natures and inferior minds. To possess tact one must have a fine feeling. In order to be tactful one must possess sympathy and understanding. and the easier it will be for you to materialize your desire. to be interested in the race rather than the goal. It is inconceivable that such a one should ever meet with lack of any kind. True Sagacity avoids trickery and deceit as it would the leprosy. but how desperately few “understand. must instinctively know what to say or what to do. So with your energy. convert it into steam and it easily takes up the load. Sagacity is the ability to perceive and cooperate with Natural Law. They derive no satisfaction in the mere leading of large numbers. mental and moral cleanliness. and you will find that the stronger the fire.no one would try to drive an engine with ice. . to be a law unto ourselves.
To be sure. organized victory. Less than ten percent of our mental processes is conscious. doubt and danger. to bring out of the unseen the seen. whether through ignorance or design. inevitable loss. Those who are accomplishing anything worth while are those who are enabled to take advantage of this greater storehouse of mental wealth. so that he who would depend upon his conscious thought alone for results is less than ten percent efficient. leads to discord. the greatest. only a select few are making conscious use of the power of their Subconscious Mind. Individuality is a real power inherent in all and the development and consequent expression of this power enables one to assume the responsibility of directing his own footsteps rather than stampeding after some self-assertive bellwether. for while the humblest mind can accurately foretell the result of ever correct action. most profound and penetrating mind loses its way hopelessly and can form no conception of the results due to a departure from correct principles. the condition precedent to every business or social relation. and confusion.Truth is the only solid ground in a world of conflict. Truth is the underlying verity. Those who establish within themselves the requisite elements of true success have established confidence. cuts the ground from under our feet. to know the truth and to stand confidently on it is a satisfaction beside which no other is comparable. the other ninety percent is subconscious and unconscious. its power to correlate with its object. Truth is the only solid ground in a world of conflict. Every act not in harmony with Truth. 27 . and it is here that thought finds its creative power. This may explain the current state of affairs on Planet Earth. It is in the vast domain of the Subconscious Mind that great truths are hidden. their inner world. and herein rests the magical secret of all power. Whereas the vast majority is constantly focussing on material things which they perceive through their five senses. doubt and danger. and it only remains for them to take such steps from time to time as the newly-awakened thought force will direct. Truth is the imperative condition of all wellbeing.
Inductive reasoning: arriving at a generalisation of facts based on the commonalities shared by individual cases. It eliminated the element of uncertainty and caprice in men‘s lives and substituted law. they seek the condition by which alone this result may be attained. can make use of the law and can control conditions. so that when a given result is desired. that it can be cultivated and developed. it is the “truth” that makes men free. the remedy for every ill. 28 Men now understand that for every result there is an adequate and definite cause. the uninformed cannot use it because they do not know it. that no limitation can be placed upon its activity. The basis upon which all law rests was discovered by inductive reasoning. those who understand that Mind penetrates all things. as it were. Is it not wonderful to realize that this law is no respecter of persons. the gratification of every desire. in fact. III The scientific spirit now dominates every field of effort. The fruit of this knowledge is. but free from sorrow.Those familiar with the laws of Electricity understand the principle that electricity must always pass from a higher to a lower potentiality and can therefore make whatever application of the power they desire. With the realization that this mental power controls and directs every other power which exists. it will become apparent that it is the greatest fact in the world. the solution for every difficulty. and so with the law governing in the Mental World. that it is the Creator’s magnificent provision for human emancipation. not only free from every lack and limitation. reason and certitude. The discovery of a region of law marked an epoch in human progress. is omnipresent and is responsive to every demand. worry and care. . circumstances and environment. which consists of comparing a number of separate instances with one another until the common factor which gives rise to them all is seen. that it makes no difference what your habit of thought may be the way has been prepared. a gift of the Gods. Those not familiar with this law can effect nothing. relations of cause and effect are no longer ignored.
so that when it became plainly evident that certain results followed a particular method of thinking it only remained to classify these results. accelerated motion. facilitated intercourse. and teaches the cultivation and best uses of imagination. it has mitigated pain. It explains the correct use of both the receptive and active elements of the mental nature. accumulated efficiency in public and private business of whatever sort. and teach how they may be brought into powerful action. to increase the person‘s effective capacity. single and collective. it strengthens the will and reasoning powers. and into the air. Inductive reasoning is supportant of this claim. This method is scientific. the emotions and the intuitional faculty. discernment. bringing added energy. What wonder then that men soon endeavoured to extend the blessings of this system of study to their method of thinking. continuous advance in the science and art of acting together. vigour and mental elasticity. and which has rewards hardly to be expressed in words. 29 . and the increasingly dominant endeavour to make all of these and all other aspects of national development centre and revolve about ascending life. it has brightened the night with the splendour of day. and enabled men to descend into the sea. art and ethics furnish guidance and controlling motives. it has spanned rivers. desire. The Master Key is based on absolute scientific truth and will unfold the possibilities that lie dormant in the individual. wisdom of choice. intelligent sympathy and a thorough enjoyment of life on its higher planes. The people are safe at home and in the world only if national preparedness mean such things as growing surplus of health. tenacity of purpose. It gives initiative. and it is the only method by which we shall be permitted to retain that degree of liberty and freedom which we have been accustomed to look upon as an inalienable right. for which science. annihilated distance. and instructs the student in the recognition of opportunity.It is this method of study to which the civilized nations owe the greater part of their prosperity and the more valuable part of their knowledge. It has lengthened life. The student who gains an understanding of the mental laws which are unfolded will come into the possession of an ability to secure results hitherto undreamed of. extended the range of vision.
melancholia. the kind which is the distinguishing characteristic of every successful business man. vitality. It improves and strengthens the Memory. that »things« come your way. The Master Key develops insight and sagacity. 30 . Mental Power is creative power. the kind of Insight which is so rare. energy. force. The Master Key develops Mental Power which means that others instinctively recognize that you are a person of force. Literature and Science.The Master Key teaches the use of Mind Power. depression. that you understand the Law of Attraction. it has nothing to do with (Stage-) Hypnotism. Note the emphasis on us emulating Nature in order to create and thus live in abundance. and the Psychological laws on which all advantages in the social and business world rest. and have put yourself in harmony with them. that you are in tune with Infinite. and every form of lack limitation and weakness. the kind which enables men to discern opportunity close at hand. and Mind Power enables men to do the same thing. the ability and disposition to be helpful. supplies initiative. Nature never does things that way. it gives you the ability to create for yourself. It develops Insight. increased independence. of character . including pain and disease. it awakens an appreciation of the beautiful in Art. it destroys distrust. Nature makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before. it does not mean the ability to take something away from some one else.that they want to do what you want them to do. for thousands fail to see opportunities almost within their grasp while they are industriously working with situations which under no possibility can be made to realize any substantial return. true Mind Power. fear. that you are what some people call »lucky«. the Natural laws of growth. that you have come into an understanding of the fundamental laws of Nature. not any of the substitutes and perversions. Magic or any of the more or less fascinating deceptions by which many are led to think that something can be had for nothing. it awakens buried talents. the kind which enables men to see the possibilities as well as the difficulties in every situation. it means that you attract men and things to you. The Master Key cultivates and develops the understanding which will enable you to control the body and thereby the health.
creeds. and auto-suggestions. and cruelty are passing. has unveiled such enormous possibilities and such unsuspected forces. faith and service are taking their place. The present revolution in the opinions of all classes of men. Many read books. but I deem the recognition and adoption of right principles vastly more important. Science has of late made such vast discoveries.The Master Key develops insight and sagacity.« The Master Key teaches right principles and suggests methods for making a practical application of the principles. This change is silently transpiring in our midst. by substituting definite principles for uncertain and hazy methods . 31 .and principles for the foundation upon which every system of efficiency must rest. the ability and disposition to be helpful. The Master Key System is based on the 7 Hermetic Principles. It teaches that the only possible value which can attach to any principle is in its application. visualisation. increased independence. instructors. The Master Key suggests methods by which the value of the principles taught may be demonstrated and put in actual practice in the daily experience. take home study courses. efficiency experts in successful management are indispensable to most business enterprises of magnitude. attend lectures all their lives without ever making any progress in demonstrating the value of the principles involved. and is more important than any which the world has undergone since the downfall of Paganism. that scientific men more and more hesitate to affirm certain theories as established and indubitable or to deny certain other theories as absurd or impossible. stands unparalleled in the history of the world. Elbert Gary. in that it differs from every other course of study. It has changed the lives of thousands of men and women. said »The services of advisors. customs. vision. The fetters Those methods consist of argumentation. This way a new civilization is being born. There is a change in the thought of the world. has revealed such an infinity of resources. the chairman of the United States Steel Corporation. the highest and most cultured of men as well as those of the labouring class.
and it has remained for Sir Ambrose Fleming. questions are spiritual searchlights and logic. When we reach the invisible we find energy in its purest and most volatile state.« Let us see what are the most powerful forces in Nature. in an address before the Royal Institution. Physical Science has resolved matter into molecules. molecules into atoms. ideas are spiritual conceptions. And as the most powerful forces of Nature are the invisible forces. 32 Neuro-science has long been able to measure brain activities and has found that it makes no difference to the neurons whether a person engages in an activity solely on a mental level or in real the very same neurons are firing. This is not to be confused with what we ususally call Ego. parts of the brain. a new power and a new consciousness. Ed. Each realm becomes finer and more spiritual as we pass from the visible to the invisible. to resolve this energy into mind. The whole world is on the eve of a new consciousness. Addition and subtraction are therefore spiritual transactions. Thinking is the only activity which the spirit possesses. energy may be incomprehensible by us except as an exhibition of the direct operation of that which we call Mind or Will. We learn that there is only one consciousness. so we find that the most powerful forces of man are his invisible forces. In the mineral world everything is solid and fixed. The present century will produce the greatest progress in mental and spiritual power.of tradition are being melted off from humanity. his spiritual force. Therefore it is only necessary to . reasoning is a spiritual process. In the atmosphere we find heat. a new power and a new realization of the resources within the self.) saw the most magnificent material progress in history. from the coarse to the fine. forever changing. nerve or muscle. We learn to connect to those resources within the self by means of our own liberated mind. thought is being liberated and truth is rising full robed before an astonished multitude. He says: »In its ultimate essence. argument and philosophy is spiritual machinery. The last century (the 19th. and the only way in which the spiritual force can manifest is through the process of thinking. always being created and recreated. and as the dross of materialism is being consumed. and thought is the only product of thinking. atoms into energy. which expresses itself through us as individuals. In the animal and vegetable kingdom it is in a state of flux. light and energy. This produces an actual physical change in the construction of the tissue. from the low potentiality to high potentiality. Every thought brings into action certain physical tissue.
So it is at present. 33 . so fascinating. You will see. He recognizes possibilities which before had no meaning for him. that we are at the dawn of a new day. power. lack. He sees opportunities for success to which he was heretofore blind. so limitless as to be almost bewildering. a man changes not only himself. you must see. The thoughts of success with which he has been impregnated are radiated to those around him. Thoughts of courage. This is the process by which failure is changed to success. He attracts to him new and successful associates. Life has a new meaning for him. circumstances and conditions. and energy. that the possibilities are so wonderful. limitation and discord. inspiration. the physical tissue is changed and the individual sees life in a new light. he is born again. A century ago any man with an aeroplane or even a machine gun could have annihilated a whole army equipped with the implements of warfare then in use. this time born of the spirit. As these thoughts take root. all things have become new. hope. and they in turn help him onward and upward. so that by this simple exercise of thought. despair. Any man with a knowledge of the possibilities contained in the Master Key has an inconceivable advantage over the multitude.have a certain number of thoughts on a given subject in order to bring about a complete change in the physical organization of a man. and harmony are substituted for thoughts of failure. but his environment. CHARLES F. HAANEL Any man with a knowledge of the possibilities contained in the Master Key has an inconceivable advantage over the multitude. confidence. Old things have actually passed away. and this in turn changes his environment. he is reconstructed and is filled with joy.
ONE CONSCIOUSNESS. ONE POWER 1 .
and that loss leads to greater loss is equally true. Mind is creative. and conditions. now. And. The things of the world are fluid to a power within man by which he rules them. the secret of all power. ONe CONSciOUSNeSS. are inspired by a new light. they gain confidence and greater power each day. but those who come into this understanding. Part One. Would you bring into your life more power? Then get the power consciousness. One of the Kahuna principles says: “energy follows attention. It is a thing of life and beauty. as you gain understanding. you will have to learn it first. 3. It will then become impossible to keep them from you. It is then no longer part of your daily thinking. . environment and all experiences in life are the result of our habitual or predominant mental attitude. Live the spirit of these things until they become yours by right. You need not acquire this power. Day by day as you go on and on.PART ONE It is my privilege to enclose herewith Part One of The Master Key System. How else could it be? Living the spirit means creating those things in your mind and allowing them to take hold so that they turn into your predominant mental attitude by means of repetition . That much gathers more is true on every plane of existence. More health? Then get the health consciousness.” So thoughts of loss will create more loss. they realize their hopes and their dreams come true. The attitude of mind necessarily depends upon what we think.of exercise! It is not what you think every now and then what will manifest for you. you will come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber. you want to control it. fuller. all achievement and all possession depends upon our method of thinking. ONe POweR 1. as you gain momentum. life has a deeper. a new force. so that you can go forward and carry the world before you. but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of humanity. 36 The challenge here: if you weren’t taught how to think properly. but that which you have thought about so often that it has become subconscious. . you want to impregnate yourself with it. but through your senses you will notice its fulfilment. More happiness? Then get the happiness consciousness. you want to use it. 2. as your plans crystallize. But you want to understand it. Therefore. . It is evident that it requires understanding to work with material of this description. You already have it. clearer meaning than ever before. . as your inspiration deepens. This is where this material comes in.
It is the foundation of health and a necessary essential to all greatness. 5. Fortunately power is relative. although invisible. The world within is governed by mind. not fixed. infinite Power. The only way by which we may secure possession of power is to become conscious of power. we shall have the understanding to discern the marvellous possibilities that are 37 . In the world within may be found infinite Wisdom. There is a world within. agreeable surroundings. allowing you to accomplish bigger things and fulfil your dreams. development and expression. all attainment. This is true because we must »be« before we can »do. Harmony in the world within results in optimism and affluence. The world without is a reflection of the world within. the best of everything. waiting for unfoldment. 7. Controlling your thoughts means being aware of what is trying to enter your mind. With the MKS you will learn how to increase your power it. infinite Supply of all that is necessary. as most of what tries to gain entry is not your own.4. 11. the cause for every effect. We cannot express powers that we do not possess. Harmony in the world within will be reflected in the world without by harmonious conditions. a world of thought and feeling and power. When we discover this world we shall find the solution for every problem. all laws of power and possession are also within our control. its forces are mighty. all power. 13. What appears without is what has been found within. It is a constant exercise of vigilance. 9. and we can never become conscious of power until we learn that all power is from within. 12. If we find wisdom in the world within. 6. The world without reflects the circumstances and the conditions of the consciousness within. affluence within results in affluence without.« and we can »do« only to the extent which we »are«. 10. If we recognize these potentialities in the world within they will take form in the world without. and what we »are« depends upon what we »think«. and since the world within is subject to our control. 8. of light and life and beauty and. all achievement and all success. Harmony in the world within means the ability to control our thoughts. and to determine for ourselves how any experience is to affect us.
so what goes it. Life is an unfoldment. What comes to us in the world without is what we already possess in the world within. The brain is the organ of this mind and the cerebrospinal system of nerves puts us in conscious communication with every part of the body. not accretion. vitality and all constructive forces into our body. It is an intricate feedback loop at work here. The world within is the practical world in which the men and women of power generate courage. enthusiasm. odour. he who would acquire power must be in harmony with Natural Law. It is the Subconscious Mind. and we shall be given the power to make these possibilities manifest in the world without. The result is that we build strength. All possession is based on consciousness.latent in this world within. lack. 18. As we become conscious of the wisdom in the world within. and by taking mental possession we come into actual possession of the power and wisdom necessary to bring into manifestation the essentials necessary for our most complete and harmonious development. heat. when the thoughts sent through the cerebrospinal nervous system to the body are constructive. Taking mental possession is the equivalent of thinking the same thoughts over and over again. 16. therefore. hope. 19. All loss is the result of a scattering consciousness. must come out! 20. 17. these sensations are pleasant. harmonious. we mentally take possession of this wisdom. discord means confusion. that we are related to all destructive forces. This system of nerves responds to every sensation of light. All gain is the result of an accumulative consciousness. when it understands the truth. trust and faith. We are related to the world without by the Subjective Mind. 38 . sound and taste. by which they are given the fine intelligence to see the vision and the practical skill to make the vision real. by wrong thinking. 21. that is creating (or making real) things for us. Mental efficiency is contingent upon harmony. limitation and every form of discord and inharmony is admitted to our lives. however. confidence. 15. but it is through this same Subjective Mind that all distress. sickness. The Subjective Mind is the place where the sponsoring thought originates from and is then also being registered again via your senses. When this mind thinks correctly. It is therefore through the Subjective Mind. 14.
We are related to the world within by the Subconscious Mind. imagination and all other subconscious phenomena. 23. Our future is entirely within our own control. the sympathetic system of nerves presides over all subjective sensations. its thoughts become objective things to it. “Brahma”. it must be present within every individual. It is not at the mercy of any capricious or uncertain external power. all mind is one mind. for that would make it relative to something. “Manitou”. respiration. Omniscient and Omnipresent Consciousness. and when it thinks. each individual must be a manifestation of that Omnipotent. As there is only one Consciousness in the Universe that is able to think it necessarily follows that your consciousness is identical with the Universal Consciousness. and the understanding of their functions. emotion. “Allah”.. occupying all space. All thoughts and things are within Itself. It’s a name for something that cannot really be named. 25. It is the coordination of these two centres of our being. It is all powerful. fear. 27. 28.which some of us call “God”. such as joy. it can manifest only through the individual. “The Force”. love. and being essentially the same in kind at every point of its presence. 24. It is All in All. “Zero Point Field” or “Universal Consciousness”. The Solar Plexus is the organ of this mind. 26.22. 39 . As this Consciousness is omnipresent. There is no dodging this conclusion. With this knowledge we can bring the Objective and Subjective Minds into conscious cooperation and thus coordinate the Finite and the Infinite. which is the great secret of life. or. There is but one consciousness in the Universe able to think.. It is through the subconscious that we are connected with the Universal Mind and brought into relation with the infinite constructive forces of the Universe. the Cosmic Mind. in other words. and the . which it cannot be. The consciousness that focuses in your brain cells is the same consciousness which focuses in the brain cells of every other individual. Each individual is but the individualization of the Universal. all wisdom and always present. it simply is. All agree that there is but one Principle or Consciousness pervading the entire Universe. The Universal Mind is static or potential energy.
these attributes must be present at all times in their potential form in every individual. Mind in itself is believed to be a subtle form of static energy. A majority of mankind lives in the world without. few have found the world within. Omniscient and Omnipresent. Every thought therefore is a cause and every condition an effect. for this reason it is absolutely essential that you control your thoughts so as to bring forth only desirable conditions.the two phases of the same thing. all presence is present within ourselves! 30. it comes through exact knowledge and by the voluntary exercises of exact principles. . from which arises the activities called “thought” ‚ which is the dynamic phase of mind. all are intelligent. which is Omnipotent. Human consciousness consists only in the ability of man to think. It should be plain that when you acquire a thorough understanding of this law. Mind is static energy. 29. thought is dynamic energy . all wisdom. and all are seeking to carry out the purpose for which they were created. and is absolutely under your control. All power is from within. and only the truth. The Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom which is in existence. in other words: you will have come into conscious cooperation with Omnipotent Law which is the fundamental basis of all things. As the sum of all attributes are contained in the Universal Mind. Therefore. 34. and yet it is the world within 40 This conscious cooperation consists of your thinking the truth. All power. 35. They are one. the thought is compelled by its nature to embody itself in an objectivity or condition which will correspond with its origin. 33. 32. you can apply it to any condition.individual can manifest only through the Universal. and are able to control your thought processes. The ability of the individual to think is his ability to act on the Universal and bring it into manifestation. when the individual thinks. Thought is therefore the vibratory force formed by converting static mind into dynamic mind. 31. every atom is continually striving to manifest more life.
Remember the feedback loop! This is particularly true for any kind of resistance. we must remove the cause. and this cause can be found only in the world within. this Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet. To remove discord. and so is one with every other individual. and the error of the ages is in looking for strength or power from without. This system will bring you into a realization of power which will be yours when you understand this relation between the world without and the world within. the world without the effect. Every plant. What you resist. 39. 36. and the world without is the outlet to the stream. and the results are seen in an infinite variety of conditions and experiences. The world within is the universal fountain of supply. Our ability to receive depends upon our recognition of this Universal Fountain. Mental action is therefore the interaction of the individual upon the Universal Mind. does not obtain in the individual but in the Universal Mind. every human is a living testimony to this great law.that makes the world without. The world within is the cause. In order to express life there must be mind. This is evident in all nature. Everything which exists is some manifestation of this one basic substance from which and by which all things have been created and are continually being recreated. All growth is from within. however. As the Universal Mind is the intelligence which pervades all space and animates all living things. to change the effect you must change the cause. You will at once see that this is a radically new and different idea. it is therefore creative and everything which you find in your world without has been created by you in the world within. The principle of causation. It is not an objective faculty but a subjective process. persists! Remember: you are only the channel of expression. not the originator! 41 . 40. nothing can exist without mind. this mental action and reaction is the law of causation. They fail to see that this is simply changing one form of distress for another. 37. Recognition is a mental process. 41. most men try to change effects by working with effects. 38. every animal.
to believe in the heroic makes heroes. continue this for three or four days or for a week until you secure full control of your physical being. others will conquer with ease. but it is absolutely essential to secure complete control of the body before you are ready to progress. wisdom for ignorance. Many will find this extremely difficult. Now make the application: Select a room where you can be alone and undisturbed. but mere mental satisfaction. comfortably. This substance is ever alive and active. sit erect. By “practical understanding” he means converting the knowledge into day-to-day practice. “ Nurture your mind with great thoughts. 45. These exercises are the aforementioned application. Knowledge doesn’t apply itself! 43. We live in a fathomless sea of plastic mind substance. let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still for from fifteen minutes to half an hour. 44. Failure to conduct them regularly will result in no practical use or benefit.42. in the meantime you must have mastered this one. but do not lounge. – Benjamin Disraeli 42 . It is sensitive to the highest degree. Next week you will receive instructions for the next step. and certainly there can be no greater blessing than these from a material and social standpoint. and that a practical understanding of this law will substitute abundance for poverty. Thought forms the mould or matrix from which the substance expresses. Remember that it is in the application alone that the value consists. harmony for discord and freedom for tyranny. It takes form according to the mental demand.
6. 7. inharmony. 4. How is the individual related to the objective world? The individual is related to the objective world by the Subjective Mind. 43 . The brain is the organ of this mind. the Solar Plexus is the organ of this mind. lack and limitation are the result of wrong thinking. 8. 10. What is the result of this action and interaction? The result of this action and interaction is cause and effect. lack and limitation? Discord. 3. 2. 5. What is the world without in its relation to the world within? The world without is a reflection of the world within.PART ONE — QUeSTiONS AND ANSweRS 1. How are harmonious and desirable conditions secured? Harmonious and desirable conditions are obtained by right thinking. How is he related to the Universal Mind? He is related to the Universal Mind by the Subconscious Mind. inharmony. What is the Universal Mind? The Universal Mind is the life principle of every atom which is in existence. What is the source of all powers? The source of all power is the world within. How can the Individual act on the Universal? The ability of the individual to think is his ability to act upon the Universal and bring it into manifestation. What is the cause of all discord. 9. Upon what does all possession depend? All possession is based on consciousness. every thought is a cause and every condition an effect. the Universal Fountain of Supply. the Infinite Energy of which each individual is an outlet.
THE POWER OF YOUR IMAGINATION 7 .
through which and by which all things have been created and are continually being re-created. the visible. is not conscious of itself and has therefore been termed the subconscious. and can therefore exercise discrimination in the selection of methods whereby to bring about the solution of difficulties. if you but understand. So far as the individual is concerned. This utilization is effected through intuition. is the scientific explanation of the wonderful power which has been put within your control. but. on the contrary. the impersonal. The subjective is the spiritual. One method of consciously utilizing this omnipotent power is outlined in Part Seven. It consists of body. the physical. because other than with your Conscious Mind. or you may utilize the potentialities of Infinity by making use of the Subconscious Mind. or conscious. being a part or one with the source. The personal is conscious because it is a personal entity. brain and nerves. appreciate and recognize it. but in either case the effect is the same. You will therefore see that it is your privilege to depend upon the human will with all its limitations and misconceptions. The purpose of this course is to train your intuitive faculties. It can and does bring about results by methods concerning which the human or Individual Mind can have no possible conception. being the same in kind and quality as all other Being. which permeates all things. has the power of will and choice. or we may think of it as the essence or spirit. The impersonal. or spiritual. the objective. the invisible. you can rely on your Subconscious Mind. that which can be cognized by the senses. The personal. then. can necessarily exercise no such choice. The impersonal. 96 . is the personal. it has infinite resources at its command. Here.PART SEVEN Through all the ages man has believed in an invisible power. and origin of all power. We may personalize this power and call it God.
return to the chair daily until the picture becomes plain. remember that no limitation can be placed upon you by any one but yourself. it will have to be there before it will ever appear anywhere else. 4. it will gradually unfold. and you will gradually develop the power by which you will be enabled to formulate plans which will eventually materialize in the 2. and the image is the mould or model which will serve as a pattern from which your future will emerge. Work is necessary . It is likewise the most important step. 5. but before sowing any seed you want to know what the harvest is to be. Visualization is the process of making mental images. 3. 97 . has every line and detail pictured in advance. construct it in your imagination.The POweR Of YOUR IMAGiNATiON 1. you are sowing the seed. much less bring it into manifestation. draw on the Infinite for your supply. They see the end before a single step is taken. when he plans a 30-story building.labour. It must be solid. This is idealization. because it is the plan on which you are going to build. first the general plan will be dim. reading about it will not bring about any result which you may have in mind. The engineer. it must be permanent. hold it firmly in the mind and you will gradually and constantly bring the thing nearer to you. so you are to picture in your Mind what you want. do not be afraid. the kind of effort which so few are willing to put forth. If you are not sure. first ascertains the strength requirements of a million separate parts. 6.« This is another psychological fact which is well known. Make the image clear and clean-cut. hard mental labour. You can be what »you will to be. then the details. it will not even help you to form the mental image. Make the pattern clear and make it beautiful. The first step is idealization . make it grand. but it will take shape. but unfortunately. when he spans a chasm. the outline will take form. you are not limited as to cost or material. The architect.
Thought will lead to action. the third step. for instance. or materialization. Nikola Tesla. the man who has brought forth the most amazing realities.objective world. It is the same mind operating through the individual.« he writes in the Electrical Experimenter. one of the greatest inventors of all ages. You will come to know what the future holds for you. 8. to be reconstructed and improved by his thought. as the details begin to unfold the ways and means for bringing it into manifestation will develop. The architect visualizes his building. The inventor visualizes his idea in exactly the same manner. 98 Nikola Tesla (1856 -1943) 10. just as the Universe took concrete form. a beautiful one or a plain one. his vision takes form on paper and eventually the necessary material is utilized and the building stands complete. We all recognize the Universe must have been thought into shape before it ever could have become a material fact. and. He did not rush to embody them in form and then spend his time in correcting defects. »In this way. he held it there as a mental picture. 9. and friends will bring about circumstances. a high one or a low one. action will develop methods. the product of my . he with the giant intellect. »I am enabled to rapidly develop and perfect a conception without touching anything. When I have gone so far as to embody in the invention every possible improvement I can think of. finally. Having first built up the idea in his imagination. we shall find our thoughts taking form. You must see the picture more and more complete. see the detail. And if we are willing to follow along the lines of the Great Architect of the Universe. the only difference is one of degree. Then comes the process of visualization. One thing will lead to another. will have been accomplished. I put into concrete. he sees it as he wishes it to be. 7. always visualizes his inventions before attempting to work them out. and see no fault anywhere. methods will develop friends. and. There is no difference in kind or quality. His thought becomes a plastic mould from which the building will eventually emerge.
Your power to think. When you have the material. Each repeated action renders the image more clear and accurate than the preceding. In addition to these millions of mental workers. Invariably my devise works as I conceived it should. every one of which is 99 . you can build anything you wish. 14. These cells pass signals to each other via as many as 1000 trillion (1015. Wikipedia: The human brain has been estimated to contain 50–100 billion (1011) neurons.brain. is almost unlimited. and only one who knows how to be the divine thinker of his own thoughts can ever take a Master‘s place and speak with authority. and this means that your power to create the kind of material which is necessary to build for yourself any kind of environment which you desire is practically unlimited. 16. This material will be brought out by millions of silent mental workers and fashioned into the form of the image which you have in mind. 13.« 11. If you can conscientiously follow these directions. ready and in active use. 15. 12. before it can take form in the world without. Think of it! You have over five million of these mental workers. You must build it firmly and securely in your mental world. then. you will develop the power of concentration which will enable you to exclude all thoughts except the ones which are associated with your purpose. you will develop confidence. ready to be called into action at the slightest need. you will develop Faith. Clearness and accuracy are obtained only by repeatedly having the image in mind. of which about 10 billion (1010) are cortical pyramidal cells. even in the mental world. brain cells they are called. and in proportion to the clearness and accuracy of the image will the outward manifestation be. the world within. Besides this. you have billions of mental workers in the body. You cannot make broadcloth from shoddy. in twenty years there has not been a single exception. The law is that thought will manifest in form. 1 quadrillion) synaptic connections. the kind of confidence that leads to endurance and courage. but make sure of your material. the evidence of things not seen«. the kind of Faith that is the »Substance of things hoped for. unless you have the proper material. there is another reserve force of at least an equal number. You can build nothing of value.
power. hold it firmly. They do this by the same law and in the same manner that every form of life attracts to itself the necessary material for growth. the rose.endowed with sufficient intelligence to understand and act upon any message or suggestion given. The oak. and seem to fail. the Confident Expectation is the thought. and whenever this power manifested in our lives. Chemical synapse scheme 18. There are many who have come to an understanding of this wonderful power. supply will follow the demand. 19. Make the mental image. the most certain way for you to secure what you require for your most complete development. and the Firm Demand is the will. Earnest Desire will bring about Confident Expectation. power and other conditions. 17. . distinct. These cells are all busy creating and recreating the body. The difficulty in nearly every case is that they are dealing with externals. we were told that it was something supernatural. and. and who make serious and conscientious efforts to realize health. the ways and means will develop. as we have seen. feeling gives vitality to thought and the will holds it steadily until the law of Growth brings it into manifestation. 100 20. they are endowed with psychic activity whereby they can attract to themselves the substance necessary for perfect development. perfect. all require certain material for their most perfect expression and they secure it by silent demand. in addition to this. because the Earnest Desire is the feeling. such transcendental faculties concerning which he had no conception? Is it not strange that we have always been taught to look for strength and power »without?« We have been taught to look everywhere but »within«. Is it not wonderful that man has such tremendous power within himself. make it clear. the lily. but. They want money. the Law of Attraction. you will be led to do the right thing at the right time and in the right way. These three cannot fail to bring about attainment. and this in turn must be reinforced by Firm Demand. They do not seem able to bring the Law into operation.
that it will manifest in thought and purpose which will create the external conditions desired. fear. but actually creates more debt. we manifest anxiety. This truth will find expression in noble purpose and courageous action. then. You are constantly reinventing yourself through your own thinking. lack and every form of limitation for those who are continually entertaining thoughts of lack and fear. 21. it will operate with the same certainty to bring about conditions of abundance and opulence for those who entertain thoughts of courage and power. You will come into a realization of your power to create ideals and these ideals will be projected into the world of effect. a man is in debt. and as thoughts are causes the result is that he not only fastens the debt closer to him. Of course. For instance. make the world within beautiful and opulent and the world without will express and manifest the condition which you have within. not on the things you do not want. will find that this wisdom will unfold and disclose the source of all power. the seed Remember: in the beginning you lack the necessary brain cells for a life abundant. What. concentrating on it. Create ideals only. Those who will give no attention to the world without will seek only to ascertain the truth. 25. but concentration will result in the substance to yield and new neural pathways being built. He is putting the great Law of Attraction into operation with the usual and inevitable result — Loss leads to greater »Loss. distress. this will result in manifestation. we want to help. This is a difficult problem for many. Think of abundance. If the law operates perfectly to bring about poverty. will look only for wisdom.« 24. Visualize the condition which the Law of Abundance creates. 101 . is the correct principle? Concentrate on the things you want. idealize the methods and plans for putting the Law of Abundance into operation. we are too anxious. we are like a child who has just planted a seed and every fifteen minutes goes and stirs up the Earth to see if it is growing. 26. 23. we want to do something. 22. but they fail to realize that these are effects and can come only when the cause is found. under such circumstances.health and abundance. give no thought to external conditions. He will be continually thinking about the debt.
31. 27. This does not mean that we are to sit down and do nothing. give no thought to external conditions. . will never germinate. and if concentrated on any subject will solve the problem. where something happens in your Mind as a result of your creative imagination. not an apple tree. A sunflower seed will always turn into a sunflower. by no means. where you memorized and then recalled the details. Nothing is beyond the power of human comprehension. against the steam engine. new doors will open. This is where what we call trust or belief or faith comes in. you are making excellent progress. recall the conversation.Create ideals only. see his eyes light up with the spirit of fun or excitement. see it distinctly. This her is an active visualization. 28. It was the majority that fought. all that is necessary is to have an open mind. you can. and yet this is exactly what many of us do in the mental world. the power loom and every other advance or improvement ever suggested. Remember that we can be sure of the effect once we have ascertained the cause. tell him a story of adventure. see his expression change. as the Law works with invariable precision. see the room. make the world within beautiful and opulent. 29. 102 First it was a past event. work is required. This makes things so much easier for us. they never lead. visualize your friend. of which you remembered some details. Can you do all of this? If so. upon which your experiences depend. we will do more and better work than we have ever done before. For your exercise this week. Then arouse his interest. but in order to harness thought force and make it do your bidding. New channels will constantly be provided. the furniture. Remember that thought is the fire that creates the steam that turns the wheel of fortune. Thought force is the most powerful means of obtaining knowledge. be ready to act when the time comes. We must plant the seed and leave it undisturbed. tooth and nail. Ask yourself a few questions and then reverently await the response: Do you not now and then feel the Self within you? Do you assert this Self or do you follow the majority? Remember that majorities are always led. 30. see him exactly as you last saw him. now see his face. your imagination is good. Then it was a photograph. watch him smile. Both were passive. Can you do this? All right. now talk to him about some subject of mutual interest.
67. How are they obtained? Each repeated action renders the image more accurate than the former one. 70. What is the alternative? Concentrate on the ideals which you desire to see manifested in your life.« First the mental. we can gradually but surely bring the thing nearer to us. Why do many fail? Because they concentrate on loss. Why are clearness and accuracy necessary? Because »seeing« creates »feeling« and »feeling« creates »being. 62. the things they fear are coming upon them. disease and disaster. 65. 64. 69. How is the material for the construction of your mental image secured? By millions of mental workers. 103 . then the illimitable possibilities of achievement. Brain cells they are called. 68.PART SeveN — QUeSTiONS AND ANSweRS 61. What is visualization? The process of making mental pictures. Firm Demand. What three steps are necessary in order to bring this law into operation? Earnest Desire. then the emotional. Confident Expectation. What is Idealization? It is a process of visualizing or idealizing the plans which will eventually materialize in our objective world. We can be what we will to be. The natural law by which all conditions and experiences are brought about. 63. What is the result of this method of thought? By holding the image or picture in mind. How are the necessary conditions for bringing about the materialization of your ideal in the objective world secured? By the Law of Attraction. The law is operating perfectly. 66.
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