It is my
privilege to introduce you to Part One of the Master Key System.
bring into your life more power? Get the power consciousness. More
health? Get the health consciousness. More happiness? Get the happiness
spirit of these things until they become yours by right. It will be
impossible to keep them from you. The things of the world are fluid to a
power within man by which he rules them.
not acquire this power. You already have it. But you want to understand
it; you want to use it; you want to control it; you want to impregnate
yourself with it, so that you can go forward and carry the world before
day as you go on and on, as you gain momentum, as your inspiration
deepens, as your plans crystallize, as you gain understanding, you will
come to realize that this world is no dead pile of stones and timber,
but that it is a living thing! It is made up of the beating hearts of
humanity. It is a thing of life and beauty.
evident that it requires understanding to work with material of this
description. But those who come into this understanding are inspired by
a new light, a new force. They gain confidence and greater power each
day. They realize their hopes and their dreams come true. Life has a
deeper, fuller, clearer meaning than before.
difficulties are largely due to confused ideas and ignorance of our true
interests. The great task is to discover the laws of nature to which we
are to adjust ourselves. Clear thinking and moral insights are therefore
of incalculable value. All processes, even those of thought, rest on
keener the sensibilities, the more acute the judgment, the more delicate
the taste, the more refined the moral feelings, the more subtle the
intelligence, the loftier the aspiration-the purer and more intense are
the gratifications which existence yields. Hence it is the study of the
best that has been thought in the world gives supreme pleasure.
powers, uses and possibilities of the mind under the new interpretations
are incomparably more wonderful than the most extravagant accomplishment
or even dreams of material progress. Thought is energy. Active thought
is active energy; concentrated thought is concentrated energy. Thought
concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power. This is the power,
which is being used by those who do not believe in the virtue of
poverty, or the beauty of self-denial. They perceive that this is the
talk of weaklings.
ability to receive and manifest this power depends upon the ability to
recognize the Infinite Energy ever dwelling in man, constantly creating
and recreating his body and mind, and ready at any moment to manifest
through him in any needful manner. In exact proportion to the
recognition of this truth will be the manifestation in the outer life of
found that the Individual may act on the Universal, and that the result
of this action and interaction is cause and effect.
therefore is the cause, and the experiences with which you meet in life
are the effect.
therefore any possible tendency to complain of conditions as they have
been, or as they are, because it rests with you to change them and make
them what you would like them to be.
your effort to a realization of the mental resources, always at your
command, from which all real and lasting power comes.
in the practice till you come to a realization of the fact that there
can be no failure in the accomplishments of any proper object in life.
If you but understand your power and persist in your object, because the
mind forces are ever ready to lend themselves
to a purposeful will, in the effort to crystallize thought and desire
into actions, events and conditions.
in the beginning, each function of life and each action is the result of
conscious thought, the habitual actions become automatic and the thought
that controls them passes into the realm of the sub-conscious; yet it is
just as intelligent as before. It is necessary that it become automatic
or sub-conscious, in order that the self-conscious mind may attend to
other things. The new actions will however, in their turn, become
habitual, then automatic, then sub-conscious in order that the mind
again may be freed from this detail and advanced to still other
realize this you will have found a source of power, which will enable
you to take care of any situation in life which may develop.
Part 4 Summary
will show you why what you think, or do, or feel, is an indication of
what you are.
is energy, and energy is power, and it is because all the religions,
sciences and philosophies with which the world has heretofore been
familiar have been based upon the manifestations of this energy instead
of the energy itself. That the world has been limited to effects, while
causes have been ignored or misunderstood.
reason we have God and the Devil in religion, positive and negative in
science, and good and bad in philosophy.
Master Key reverses the process; it is interested only in cause, and the
letters received from students tell a marvelous story. They indicate
conclusively that students are finding the cause whereby they may secure
for themselves health, harmony, abundance, and whatever else may be
necessary for their welfare and happiness.
expressive and it is our business to express ourselves harmoniously and
constructively. Sorrow, misery, unhappiness, disease and poverty are not
necessities and we are constantly eliminating them.
But this process of eliminating consist in rising above
and beyond limitation of any kind. He who has strengthened and purified
this thought need not concern himself about microbes, and he who has
come into an understanding of the Law of Abundance will go at once to
the source of supply.
thus that fate, fortune and destiny will be controlled as readily as a
captain controls his ship, or an engineer his
Part 5 Summary
studying this part carefully, you will see that every conceivable force
or object or fact is the result of mind in action.
action is thought, and thought is creative. Men are thinking now, as
they never thought before. Therefore, this is a creative age, and the
world is awarding its richest prizes to the thinkers.
powerless, passive, and inert. Mind is force, energy, and power. Mind
shapes and controls matter. Every form which matter takes is but the
expression of some pre-existing thought.
thought works no magic transformations; it obeys Natural Laws; it sets
in motion natural forces; it releases natural energies; it manifests in
your conduct and actions, and these in turn react upon your friends and
acquaintances, and eventually upon the whole of your environment.
originate thought, and since thoughts are creative, you can create for
yourself the things you desire.
Part 6 Summary
will give you an excellent understanding of the most wonderful piece of
mechanism, which has ever been created. A mechanism whereby you may
create for yourself health, strength, success, prosperity or any other
conditions which you may desire. Necessities are demands, and demands
create action, and actions bring about results. The process of evolution
is constantly building our tomorrows out of our today's. Individual development, like universal
development, must be gradual with an ever-increasing capacity and
knowledge that if we infringe upon the rights of others, we become moral
thorns and find ourselves entangled at every turn of the road, should be an indication that success is
contingent upon the highest moral ideal, which is "The greatest good to
the greatest number."
Aspiration, desire and
harmonious relations constantly and persistently maintained will
accomplish results. The greatest hindrance is erroneous and fixed ideas.
To be in
tune with eternal truth we must possess poise and harmony within. In
order to receive intelligence the receiver must be in tune with the
is a product of mind, and mind is creative, but this does not mean that
the Universal will change its modus operandi to suit our ideas or us.
But this does mean that we can come into harmonious relationship with
the Universal, and when we have accomplished this we may ask anything to
which we are entitled, and the way will be made plain.
Part 7 Summary
all the ages man has believed in an invisible power, through which, and
by which, all things have been created and are continually being
personalize this power and call it God, or we may think of it as the
essence or spirit, which permeates all things, but in either case the
effect is the same.
So far as
the individual is concerned, the objective, the physical, the visible,
is the personal that which can be recognized by the senses. It consists of body, brain and nerves. The subjective is
the spiritual, the invisible, and the impersonal.
personal is conscious because it is a personal entity. The impersonal
being the same in kind and quality as all other. Being is not conscious
of itself and has therefore been termed the
personal or conscious has the power of will and choice and can therefore
exercise discrimination in the selection of methods whereby to bring
about the solution of difficulties.
impersonal or spiritual being a part or one with the source and origin
of all power, can necessarily exercise no such choice, but on the
contrary, it has infinite resources at its command. It can and does
bring about results by methods concerning which the human or individual
mind can have no possible conception.
therefore see that it is your privilege to depend upon the human will
with all its limitations and misconceptions, or you may utilize the
potentialities of Infinity by making use of the sub-conscious mind. Here
then is the scientific explanation of the wonderful power which has been
put within your control if you but understand, appreciate and recognize
Part 8 Summary
part you will find that you may freely choose what you think, but the
result of your thought is governed by an immutable law.
this a wonderful thought? Is it not wonderful to know that our lives are
not subject to caprice or variability of any kind? This stability is our
opportunity, because by complying with the law, we can secure the
desired effect with invariable precision.
It is the
law which makes the Universe one grand paean of harmony. If it were not
for law, the Universe would be a Chaos instead of a Cosmos.
is the secret of the origin of both good and evil.
results in action. If your thought is constructive and harmonious, the
result will be good. If your thought is destructive or inharmonious, the
result will be evil.
but one law, one principle, one cause, one source of power, and good and
evil are simply words which have been coined to indicate the results of
our action, or our compliance or non-compliance with this law.
importance of this is well illustrated in the lives of Emerson and
Carlyle. Emerson loved the good and his life was a symphony of peace and
harmony. Carlyle hated the bad, and his life was a record of perpetual
discord and disharmony.
have two grand men, each intent upon achieving
the same ideal, but one makes use of constructive thought and is
therefore in harmony with Natural Law. The other makes use of
destructive thought and therefore brings upon himself discord of every
kind and character.
evident therefore that we are to hate nothing, not even the bad, because
hatred is destructive, and we shall soon find that by entertaining
destructive thoughts we are sowing the "wind" and shall reap the
Part 9 Summary
part you may learn to fashion the tools by which you may build for
yourself any condition you desire.
wish to change conditions you must change yourself. Your whims, your
wishes, your fancies, your ambitions may be prevented at every step, but
your inner most thoughts will find expression just as certainly as the
plant springs from the seed.
then we desire to change conditions. How are we to bring this about? The
reply is simple: By the Law of Growth. Cause and effect are as absolute
and undeviating in the hidden realm of thought as in the world of
mind the condition desired; affirm it as an already existing fact. This
indicates the value of a powerful affirmation. By constant repetition it
becomes a part of ourselves. We are actually
changing ourselves; we are making ourselves what we want to be.
is not a thing of chance, but it is the result of continued effort. If
you are timid, vacillating, self-conscious, or if you are over-anxious
or harassed by thoughts of fear or impending danger, remember that it is
taken for granted that "two things cannot exist in the same place at the
same time." Exactly the same thing is true in the mental and spiritual
world, so that your remedy is plainly to substitute thoughts of courage,
power, self-reliance and confidence, for thoughts of fear, lack and
easiest and most natural way to do this is to select an affirmation,
which seems to fit your particular case. The positive thoughts will
destroy the negative as certainly as light destroys darkness, and the
result will be just as effectual.
the blossom of thought, and conditions are the result of action, so that
you constantly have in your possession the tools by which you will
certainly and inevitably make or unmake yourself, and joy or suffering
will be the reward.
two powerful affirmations that you can use to strengthen yourself:
- I can be what I will to be.
- Happy and harmonious am I. Whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving.>
Repeat these to yourself daily until they become a part of you and
deeply ingrained into your being.
Part 10 Summary
If you get a thorough understanding of the thought contained in Part
Ten, you will have learned that nothing happens without a definite cause.
You will be enable to formulate your plans in
accordance with exact knowledge. You will know how to control any situation
by bringing adequate cause into play. When you win, as you will, you will
know exactly why.
The ordinary man who has no definite
knowledge of cause and effect, is governed by his feelings or emotions. He
thinks chiefly to justify his action. If he fails as a businessman, he says
that luck is against him. If he dislikes music, he says that music is an
expensive luxury. If he is a poor office man, he says that he could succeed
better at some outdoor work. If he lacks friends, he says his individuality
is too fine to be appreciated.
He never thinks his problem through to the end. In short, he does
not know that every effect is the result of a certain definite cause, but
he seeks to console himself with explanations and excuses. He thinks only
On the contrary, the man who understands that there is no effect
without an adequate cause thinks impersonally. He gets down to bedrock
facts regardless of consequences. He is free to follow the trail to truth
wherever it may lead. He sees the issues clear to the end, and he meets the
requirements fully and fairly, and the result is that the world gives him
all that it has to give in friendship, honor, love and approval.
Part 11 Summary
Your life is governed by law, by actual, immutable principles that
never vary. Law is in operation at all times, in all places.
Fixed laws underlie all human actions. For this reason, men who
control giant industries are enabled to determine with absolute precision
just what percentage of every hundred thousand people will respond to any
given set of conditions.
It is well, however, to remember that while every effect is the
result of a cause, the effect in turn becomes a cause, which creates other
effects, which in turn create still other causes. So that when you put the
Law of Attraction into operation you must remember that you are starting a
train of causation for good, or otherwise which may have endless
We frequently hear it said, "A very distressing situation came
into my life, which could not have been the result of my thought, as I
certainly never entertained any thought which could have such a
result." We fail to remember that like attracts like in the mental
world, and that the thought which we entertain brings to us certain
friendships and companionships of a particular kind, and these in turn
bring about conditions and environment, which in turn are responsible for
the conditions of which we complain.
Part 12 Summary
In this part you will find the following statement: "You must
first have knowledge of your power; second, the courage to dare; third, the
faith to do."
If you concentrate upon the thoughts given, if you give them your
entire attention, you will find a world of meaning in each sentence. And
will attract to yourself other thoughts in harmony with them, and you will
soon grasp the full significance of the virtual knowledge upon which you
Nowledge does not apply itself. We as individuals must make the
application and the application consist in fertilizing the thought with a
The time and thought, which most persons waste in aimless effort,
would accomplish wonders if properly directed with some special object in
view. In order to do this, it is necessary to center your mental force upon
a specific thought and hold it there, to the exclusion of all other
thoughts. If you have ever looked through the focusing screen of a camera,
you found that when the object was not in focus, the impression was
indistinct and possibly blurred, but when the proper focus was obtained the
picture was clear and distinct. This illustrates the power of
concentration. Unless you can concentrate upon the object to which you have
in view, you will have but a hazy, indifferent, vague, indistinct and blurred
outline of your ideal and the results will be in accordance with your
Part 13 Summary
Physical science is responsible for the marvelous age of invention
in which we are now living, but spiritual science is now setting out on a
career whose possibilities no one can foretell.
Spiritual science has heretofore been the football of the
uneducated, the superstitious, the mystical, but men are now interested in
definite methods and demonstrated facts only.
We have come to know that thinking is a spiritual process, that
vision and imagination precedes action and event, that
the day of the dreamer has come. The following lines by Mr. Herbert Kaufman
are interesting in this connection.
They are the architects of greatness, their vision lies within
their souls, they peer beyond the veils and mists
of doubt and pierce the walls of unborn time. The belted wheel,
the trail of steel, the churning screw, are shuttles in the loom on
which they weave their magic tapestries. Makers of empire, they have fought
for bigger things than crowns and higher seats than thrones. Your homes are
set upon the land a dreamer found. The pictures on it' walls are visions
from a dreamer's soul.
They are the chosen few-the blazers of the way. Walls crumble and
empires fall, the tidal wave sweeps from the sea and tears a fortress from
its rocks. The rotting nations drop from off time's bough, and only things
the dreamers make live on."
Part thirteen tells why the dreams of the dreamer come true. It
explains the law of causation by which dreamers, inventors, authors,
financiers, bring about realization of their desires. It explains the law
by which the things pictured upon our mind eventually becomes our own.
Part 14 Summary
Thought is a spiritual activity and is therefore endowed with
creative power. This does not mean that some thought is creative, but that
all thought is creative. The same principle can be brought into operation
in a negative way, through the process of denial.
The conscious and subconscious are but two phases of action in
connection with one mind. The relation of the subconscious to the conscious
is quite similar to that existing between a weather vane and the
atmosphere. Just as the least pressure of the atmosphere causes action on
the part of the weather vane. So does the least thought entertained by the
conscious mind produce within your subconscious mind action, in exact
proportion to the depth of feeling characterizing the thought and the
intensity with which the thought is indulged.
It follows that if you deny unsatisfactory conditions, you are
withdrawing the creative power of your thought from these conditions. You
are cutting them away at the root. You are snapping their vitality.
Remember that the Law of Growth necessarily governs every
manifestation in the objective, so that a denial of unsatisfactory
conditions will not bring about instant change. A plant will remain visible
for some time after its roots have been cut, but it will gradually fade
away and eventually disappear, so the withdrawal of your thought from the
contemplation of unsatisfactory conditions will gradually but surely
terminate these conditions.
You will see that this is an exactly opposite course from the one
which we would naturally be inclined to adopt. It will therefore have an
exactly opposite effect to the one usually secured. Most persons
concentrate intently upon unsatisfactory conditions, thereby giving the
condition that measure of energy and vitality which is necessary in order
to supply a vigorous growth.
Part 15 Summary
Experiments with parasites found on plants indicate that even the
lowest order of life is enabled to take advantage of natural laws.
This experiment was made by Jacques Lobe, M.D., Ph.D., a member of
the Rockefeller Institute.
In order to obtain the material, potted rose bushes are
brought into a room and placed in front of a closed window. If the plants
are allowed to dry out, the aphids (parasites), previously wingless, change
to winged insects. After the metamorphosis, the animal leaves the plant,
fly to the window and then creep upward on the glass."
It is evident that these tiny insects found that the plants on which
they had been thriving were dead, and that they could therefore secure
nothing more to eat and drink from this source. The only method by which
they could save themselves from starvation was to grow temporary wings and
fly, which they did.
Experiments such as these indicate that Omniscience as well as
Omnipotence is omnipresent and that the tiniest living thing can take
advantage of it in an emergency.
Part Fifteen will tell you more about the law under which we live.
It will explain that these laws operate to our advantage; that all
conditions and experiences that come to us are for our benefit; that we
gain strength in proportion to the effort expended, and that our happiness
is best attained through a conscious co-operation with natural laws.
Part 16 Summary
The vibratory activities of the planetary Universe are governed by a
law of periodicity. Everything that lives has periods of birth, growth,
fruitage and decline. These periods are governed by the Septimal Law.
The law of Sevens governs the day of the week, the phases of the
moon, the harmonious sound, light, heat, electricity, magnetism, atomic structure. It governs the life of individuals and
of nations, and it dominates the activities of the commercial world.
Life is growth, and growth is change, each seven-year period takes
us into a new cycle. The first seven years is the period of infancy. The next
seven the period of childhood, representing the beginning of individual
responsibility. The next seven represents the period of adolescence. The
fourth period marks the attainment of full growth. The fifth period is the
constructive period, when men begin to acquire property, possessions, a
home and family. The next from 35 to 42 is a period of reactions and
changes, and in turn is followed by a period of reconstruction, adjustment
and recuperation, so as to be ready for a new cycle of sevens, beginning with
the fiftieth year.
There are many who may think that the world is just about to pass
out of the sixth period; that it will soon enter into the seventh period,
the period of readjustment, reconstruction and harmony; the period which
frequently referred to as the Millennium.
Those familiar with these cycles will not be disturbed when things
seem to go wrong, but can apply the principles outlined in these lessons
with the full assurance that a higher law will invariably control all other
laws. And that through an understanding and conscious operation of
spiritual laws, we can convert every seeming difficulty into a blessing.
Part 17 Summary
The kind of Deity which a man, consciously or unconsciously
worships, indicates that intellectual status of the worshipper.
Ask the Indian of God, and he will describe to you a powerful
chieftain of a glorious tribe. Ask the Pagan of God, and he will tell you
of a God of fire, a God of water, a God of this, that and the other.
Ask the Israelites of God, and he will tell you of the God of Moses,
who convinced it expedient to rule by coercive measures. Or of Joshua, who
lead the Israelites into battle, confiscated property, murdered the
prisoners and laid waste to cities.
The so-called heathen made "graven images" of their Gods,
whom they were accustomed to worship, but among the most intelligent, at
least, these images were but the visible fulcrums with which they were
enable to mentally concentrate on the qualities which they desired to
externalize in their lives.
We of the twentieth century worship a God of Love, but in practice
we make for ourselves "graven images" of "Wealth",
"Power", "Fashion", "Custom", and
"Conventionality". We "fall down" before them and
worship them. We concentrate on them and they are thereby externalized in
The student who masters the contents of Part Seventeen will not
mistake symbols for the reality; he will be interested in cause, rather
than effects. He will concentrate on the realities of life, and will then
not be disappointed in the results.
Part 18 Summary
In order to grow we must obtain what is necessary for our growth.
This is brought about through the Law of Attraction. This principle is the
sole means by which the individual is differentiated from the Universal.
Think for a moment what would a man be if
he were not a husband, father or brother, if he were not interested in the
social, economical, political or religious world. He would be nothing but
an abstract theoretical ego. He exists, therefore, only in his relation to
the world, in his relation to other men, in his relation to society. This
relation constitutes his environment, he exist therefore in his relation to
his environment and in no other way.
It is evident therefore, that the individual is simply the
differentiation of the one Universal Mind "which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world", and his so-called individuality or
personality consists of nothing but the manner in which he relates with the
This we call his environment and is brought
about by the Law of Attraction. Part Eighteen has something more to say
concerning this important law.
Part 19 Summary
Fear is a powerful form of thought. It paralyzes the nerve centers,
thus affecting the circulation of the blood. This in turn paralyzes the
muscular system, so that fear affects the entire being, body, brain and
nerve, physical, mental and muscular.
Of course the way to overcome fear is to become conscious of power.
What is this mysterious vital force which we call power? We do not know;
neither do we know what electricity is. But we do know that conforming to
the requirements of the law by which electricity is governed, it will be
our obedient servant; that it will light our homes, our cities, run our
machinery and serve us in many useful capacities.
And so it is with vital force. Although we do not know what it is,
and possibly may never know, we do know that it is a primary force, which
manifest through all living bodies. And that by complying with all laws and
principles by which it is governed, we can open
ourselves to a more abundant inflow of this vital energy, and thus express
the highest possible degree of mental, moral and spiritual efficiency.
The lesson enclosed herewith tells of a very simple way of
developing this vital force. If you put into practice the information outlined
in this lesson you will soon develop the sense of power which has ever been
the distinguishing mark of genius.
Part 20 Summary
For many years there has been an endless discussion as to the origin
of evil. Theologians have told us that God is Love, and that God is
Omnipresent. If this be true, there is no place where God
is not. Where then is Evil, Satan and Hell?
Let us see:
God is spirit. Spirit is the creative principle of the Universe. Man
is made in the image and likeness of God. Man is therefore a spiritual
being. The only activity which spirit possesses is the power to think.
Thinking is therefore a creative process.
All form is therefore the results of the thinking process. The
destruction of form must also be a result of the thinking processes.
Fictitious representations of form are the result of the creative power of
thought, as in Hypnotism. Apparent representations of form are the result
of the creative power of thought, as in Spiritualism.
Invention, organization and constructive work of all kinds are the
results of the creative power of thought, as in concentration. When the
creative power of thought is manifested for the benefit of humanity, we
call the results good. When the creative power of thought is manifested in
a destructive or evil manner, we call the result evil.
This indicates the origin of both good and evil; they are simply
words which has been coined in order to indicate the nature of the result
of the thinking or creative processes.
Thought necessary precedes and predetermines action; action proceeds
and predetermines condition. Part Twenty will throw more light upon this
Part 21 Summary
In this part you will find that one of the secrets to success, one
of the methods of organizing victory, one of the accomplishments of the
Master Mind is to think big thoughts.
You will also find that everything which we hold in our
consciousness for any length of time becomes impressed upon our
sub-consciousness and so becomes a pattern which the creative energy will
weave into our life and the environment. This is the secret of the
wonderful power of prayer.
We know that the universe is governed by law. That for every effect
there must be a cause, and that the same cause,
under the same conditions, will invariably produce the same effect.
Consequently, if prayer has ever been answered, it will always be answered,
if the proper conditions are complied with. This must necessarily be true;
otherwise the universe would be a chaos instead of a cosmos. The answer to
prayer is therefore subject to law, and this law is definite, exact and
scientific, just as are the laws governing gravitation and electricity. An
understanding of this law takes the foundation of Christianity out of the
realm of superstition and credulity and places it upon the firm rocks of
But, unfortunately there are comparatively few persons who know how
to pray. They understand that there are laws governing electricity,
mathematics and chemistry, but for some inexplicable reason, it never seems
to occur to them that there are also spiritual laws, and that these laws
are also definite, scientific, exact and operate
with immutable precision.
Part 22 Summary
In this part you will find that thoughts are spiritual seeds, which
when planted in the sub-conscious mind, have a tendency to sprout and grow,
but unfortunately the fruit is frequently not to our liking.
The various forms of inflammation, paralysis, nervousness and
diseased conditions generally are the manifestation of fear, worry, care,
anxiety, jealously, hatred and similar thought.
The life processes are carried on by two distinct methods; first the
taking up and making use of nutritive material necessarily for constructing
cells; second, breaking down and excreting the waste material.
All life is based on these constructive and destructive activities.
Part Twenty-Two explains the primary manifestation of life and how you may
get in touch.
Part 23 Summary
In this part you will find that money weaves itself into the entire
fabric of our very existence. That the law of success is service; that we
get what we give, and for this reason we should consider it a great
privilege to be able to give.
We have found that thought is the creative activity behind every
constructive enterprise. We can therefore give nothing of more practical
value than our thought.
Creative thought requires attention, and the power of attention is
as we have found, the weapon of the Super-man.
Attention develops concentration, and concentration develops Spiritual
Power, and Spiritual Power is the mightiest force in existence.
This is the science which embraces all sciences. It is the art which
above all arts is relevant to human life. In the mastery of this science
and this art there is opportunity for unending progression. Perfection in
this is not acquired in six days, or in six weeks, or in six months. It is
the labor of a life. Not to go forward is to go backward.
It is inevitable that the entertainment of positive constructive and
unselfish thoughts should have a far-reaching effect for good. Compensation
is the keynote of the universe. Nature is constantly seeking to strike
equilibrium. Where something is sent out, something must be received; else
there should be a vacuum formed. By observation of this rule you cannot
fail to profit in such measure as to amply justify your efforts along this
Part 24 Summary
Part Twenty-Four is the final lesson. If you have practiced each of
the exercises a few minutes every day as suggested, you will have found
that you can get out of life exactly what you wish by first putting into
life that which you wish, and you will probably agree with the student who
The thought is almost overwhelming, so vast, so available, so definite,
so reasonable and so usable."
The fruit of this knowledge is, as it were a gift of the Gods. It is
the "truth" that makes men free, not only free from every lack
and limitation, but also free from sorrow, worry and care. And is it not
wonderful to realize that this law is no respecter of persons, that it
makes no difference what your habit of thought may be, the way has been
If you are inclined to be religious, the greatest religious teacher
the world has ever known made the way so plain that all may follow. If your
mental bias is towards physical science, the law will operate with
mathematical certainty. If you are inclined to be philosophical, Plato or
Emerson may be your teacher, but in either case, you may reach degrees of
power to which it is impossible to assign any limit.
An understanding of this principle, I believe, is the secret for
which the ancient Alchemists vainly sought, because it explains how gold in
the mind may be transmuted into gold in the heart and in the hand.