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Mind-Power: The Secret Of Mental Magic | by William Walker Atkinson



We take the greatest pleasure in presenting this latest and best work from the pen of William Walker Atkinson. It embodies the essence of years of thought, study, and experiment on the part of its author whose original research, discoveries, and writings along these lines have given him his worldwide reputation as an authority. It is his Masterpiece. A portion of its material was used in two of the author's previous works, viz., "Mental Magic," and "Mental Fascination," both of which works were published by ourselves. Both of the said works are now practically out of print, and will be withdrawn from sale by us, as they will be superseded by this newer and more complete work. This foundation material has been edited; added to; changed; improved; and corrected by the author, in accordance with his increased experience and knowledge of the subject. Obsolete matter has been replaced by entirely new material, and the work is now strictly "up-to-date". It is encyclopaedic in extent and character, every phase of the subject being considered by the author and expressed in words charged with his dynamic vitality. It contains matter that well might have been expanded into several volumes.

TitleMind-Power: The Secret Of Mental Magic
AuthorWilliam Walker Atkinson
PublisherL. N. Fowler & Co.
Year1913
Copyright1913, William Walker Atkinson
AmazonMind Power: The Secret of Mental Magic
-Chapter I. The Mental-Dynamo
I wish to invite you to the consideration of a great principle of Nature - a great natural force that manifests its activities in the phenomena of Dynamic Mentation - a great Something the energies of...
-The Mental-Dynamo. Part 2
Dr. Saleeby, in his important scientific work, Evolution: the Master Key, goes even still further in his claim of a living universe; and life accompanied by mind. He says, among other things: Life ...
-The Mental-Dynamo. Part 3
But we do not stop even at this advanced point. Minerals, and all forms of matter are composed of infinitesimal atoms, or particles. The particles combine by reason of some inherent attraction exist...
-Chapter II. The Nature Of Mind-Power
At this point I am confronted with the question that naturally arises when one begins to consider an unfamiliar object, subject, or principle - the question of: What is it? What is Mind-Power is a...
-The Nature Of Mind-Power. Continued
While it is extremely likely that there is a certain employment and manifestation of Mind-Power in the ordinary processes of reasoning, intellectual effort, etc., still Mind-Power seems to be more clo...
-Chapter III. Mentative Induction
As wonderful as is the manifestation of Mind-Power within the limits of the form of the thing, cell, plant, animal, or person, and which produces the effects known as local action, movement, etc., the...
-Mentative Induction. Part 2
And what manner or kind of energy is it that thus draws or pulls the other atom? It cannot be electricity, or magnetism, for those forces, as we have seen, are produced by a rate of vibration occa...
-Mentative Induction. Part 3
That this attracting or pulling force is in operation between the particles of matter, there can be no doubt. No two atoms of matter are in absolute touch with each other - there is always a distance ...
-Chapter IV. Mental Magic In Animal Life
I have spoken of the manifestation of Mind-Power among the atoms and particles of matter, whereby the tiny corpuscles become aware of each other's proximity, and whereby they move voluntarily in respo...
-Mental Magic In Animal Life. Part 2
Among the animals we find many instances of the power of charming or fascinating, both of which I hold to be but varying forms of manifestation of Mind-Power in the direction of powerfully influen...
-Mental Magic In Animal Life. Part 3
Bruse, the African traveler, relates that the natives of an interior tribe seem to be protected by nature against the bite of scorpions and vipers. They are said to handle these creatures fearlessly, ...
-Chapter V. Mental Magic In Human Life
Passing on from the lower animal life to the plane of human life, we find on all sides many manifesta-tions of Mind-Power along the lines of telementa-tion and mentative induction. Now, as never befor...
-Mental Magic In Human Life. Part 2
Mind-Power has been known to the race, in one form or another, from time before history was written. In the earliest records we find many traces of it among all peoples. And, even today, it is known a...
-Mental Magic In Human Life. Part 3
The careful student will be able to trace the possession of something real and true always manifesting among the various forms and ceremonies of the various ancient cults. There was always to be found...
-Mental Magic In Human Life. Part 4
Passing from the past to the present age, we see in greater use than ever this wonderful Mind-Power. No longer the property of the few, the information has filtered out among the masses, through vario...
-Mental Magic In Human Life. Part 5
But, it may be asked, why do I wish to inform the public about a force, unknown to many, which is capable of evil as well as of good use and results. The answer is simple. Ignorance is no protection a...
-Chapter VI. The Mentattve-Poles
Whatever Mind-Power may be, in its ultimate nature, it is true that in its working nature or phase of operation it seems to work along similar lines to those followed by electricity. Like electricit...
-The Mentattve-Poles. Part 2
Desire is the great inciting power of the mind. Desire is that which incites to action. And you always act upon the strongest desire - subject always to the restraining influence of the reason, and ...
-The Mentattve-Poles. Part 3
I have shown you that Desire-Force is the great force underlying the phenomena of Mental Magic. But Desire-Force without the aid of the will is like steam unconfmed and undirected, and gunpowder fired...
-The Mentattve-Poles. Part 4
Sir John Simpson said: A passionate desire and an unwearied will can perform impossibilities, or what may seem to be such to the cold and feeble, John Foster said: It is wonderful how even the cas...
-Chapter VII. Desire And Will In Fable
I herewith reproduce The Fable of the Menta-tive Couple, a bit of writing in the lighter vein perpetrated by myself about a year ago. My excuse for writing this tale, and for reproducing it now, is ...
-Desire And Will In Fable. Part 2
But, to return to our tale. This particular day when Volos was absent from home, her curiosity was too much for Emotione when she heard the strange knockings at the gate. And, breaking her rule, she v...
-Desire And Will In Fable. Part 3
And, pondering thus, he fell sweetly asleep from the rigor of the disputes; the flattering attentions shown him; the joy of the victory; and the exceeding amount of attention and interest he had expen...
-Chapter VIII. Mind-Power In Action
And now let us consider the subject of the operation of Mind-Power, in the phase of its employment, consciously or unconsciously, to affect the minds of others. It is true that this subject will be co...
-Mind-Power In Action. Part 2
This phase of mentative induction explains the phenomena of those great waves of feeling that sweep over a country, such as the emotion that followed the sinking of the Maine in the harbor of Havana. ...
-Mind-Power In Action. Part 3
You will notice that the phase in which the desire pole of the mentator does the work is along the lines of feminine action, the force being of a charming, fascinating, drawing, coaxing nature; and wh...
-Chapter IX. Personal Magnetism
Perhaps the most interesting manifestation of Mind-Power along the lines of telementation and mentative induction, at least to the beginner in the study of the subject, is the phase known as Personal...
-Personal Magnetism. Part 2
After the sting of defeat has worn off, and the elation of victory has melted away, it is found that the country is moving along about as usual - not going to the dogs because some man is defeated, no...
-Personal Magnetism. Part 3
The man who is able to manifest a strong degree of Mind-Power along the lines of motive polarity, or will-power, becomes dynamically positive. I use the word positive in this connection in the sen...
-Chapter X. Examples Of Dynamic Mentation
The story of dynamic mentation runs along with the history of the human race, for it has always been known to man in some form. Coming to primitive man along with other inheritances from still lower f...
-Examples Of Dynamic Mentation. Continued
All great leaders of men, statesmen, orators and politicians have the power of dynamic mentation developed to a considerable degree. If you have ever come in contact with a man of this sort, you will ...
-Chapter XI. Dynamic Individuality
For the purpose of illustrating the personal qualities of the dynamically positive man, along the lines of Personal Influence, I shall proceed to describe these qualities as existing in a person whom ...
-Dynamic Individuality. Part 2
But, while both of these forms of power, the magnetic and the electric, have their strong points and advantages, I hold that the highly developed Individual must have both of these phases develope...
-Dynamic Individuality. Part 3
One who wishes to do things should keep the flame of his desire burning bright. He should continually pour upon it the oil of suggestion, and place before it the lantern-slides of the mental images ...
-Dynamic Individuality. Part 4
Practice this exercise until you can clearly feel yourself as a centre of power. You must learn to think of yourself as a focal point of force in the great Ocean of Mind-Power. Just as the great body ...
-Chapter XII. Mental Atmosphere
Our dynamic individual places himself in a receptive attitude only toward the great Universal Will, and in a positive attitude toward all else. In this way he really becomes a most active center of Po...
-Mental Atmosphere. Part 2
When you wish to manifest a special degree of power just let this statement: I am Dynamic! flame out in vivid letters in your mind. When you feel that you are being approached by some other person o...
-Mental Atmosphere. Part 3
I call your attention to the above statement-please note that the first part of it operated along the lines of Desire-Force, and the latter part along the lines of Will-Power. The statement of the fir...
-Chapter XIII. Channels Of Influence
In the last chapter I (The Mental-Dynamo) spoke of the effect of mental atmospheres with which people surround themselves. You will notice that in my discussion of that part of the subject I spoke onl...
-Channels Of Influence. Part 2
Now about this acting out, I would say that I mean not only the playing the part in your interviews with people, but I also mean an actual series of rehearsals in private, just as you would perfor...
-Channels Of Influence. Part 3
First, it is under the control of his will. It is loud or soft, as he wills it to be - it never runs away from him. If the person to whom he is talking raises his voice to a strident pitch, our indivi...
-Chapter XIV. Instruments Of Expression
Next in order in oar list of instruments of channels of mentative expression is the eye, that most wonderful of all the human organs, and which is as much an instrument for the expression of Mind-Powe...
-Instruments Of Expression. Part 2. Exercises In Eye-Expression
Begin by studying your eyes in a mirror. You will see that in the center of the eye-ball there is a black spot; this is called the pupil of the eye. The larger circle surrounding the pupil is calle...
-Instruments Of Expression. Part 3
One who has mastered the fascination of the eye, is able to convey most readily to others the menta-tive currents which tend to produce similar mental states by mentative induction as explained elsewh...
-Chapter XV. Using The Mentative Instruments
In the use of the eyes for the purpose of conveying mentative currents, you should always remember that the feeling is the real power behind these currents of power, and that the brain is the dynamo f...
-Using The Mentative Instruments. Part 2
In personal conversation with another you will find it of the greatest value to see as clearly as possible a mental picture, chart or map, of what you are saying to him. By so doing yon will impress m...
-Using The Mentative Instruments. Part 3
In concluding this chapter, I would especially caution young women, and older ones for that matter, against allowing men to be familiar with them in the direction of holding hands, or similar practi...
-Chapter XVI. Mental Suggestion
Before beginning our consideration of the subject of Mental Suggestion, let me call your attention to the following general statements regarding Men-tative Induction (in which general subject is inclu...
-Mental Suggestion. Part 2
And here is a good place in which to direct your attention to a very important fact concerning the operation of suggestion in inducing mental states in others. I allude to the fact that suggestion op...
-Mental Suggestion. Part 3
In ordinary social intercourse you will find that women are adepts in this subtle form of insinuative suggestion, as compared to men. Men will blurt out statements and ideas, and attempt to prove th...
-Chapter XVII. Four Kinds Of Suggestion
Mental suggestion produces its effect upon the minds of people along one or more of four general lines or paths of action. All the phenomena coming under this head may be placed in one or more of the ...
-Four Kinds Of Suggestion. Part 2
But one does not have to go to the ranks of the somnambules for striking illustrations, for such are to be found in all walks of life among people who have no individuality of their own, but who seem ...
-Four Kinds Of Suggestion. Part 3
Shrewd men take advantage of this tendency of the human mind, and, by getting a few people interested in certain things, they manage to set the fashion, and the crowd follows like sheep. Get people ta...
-Four Kinds Of Suggestion. Part 4
If you will remember how you were touched by an address that afterward seemed to you to be hyperbolic and flamboyant - without argument, proof or sense - then you will realize how you were made the su...
-Chapter XVIII. How Suggestion Is Used
Let us now consider the various forms of applica-tion of suggestion in everyday life. They are several and for convenience I separate them into three forms, or groups, i. e., (1) Involuntary Suggestio...
-How Suggestion Is Used. Part 2. Auto-Suggestion
By this term is mental self-suggestion, or suggestions given by one to his own mind. This is a most interesting and important phase of the subject, and will be dealt with fully in the chapters on Ment...
-How Suggestion Is Used. Part 3
Then there are other subtle forms of suggestion in advertising. You see staring from every bit of space, on billboard and in newspapers and magazines : Uwanta Cracker,' or something of that sort - ...
-How Suggestion Is Used. Part 4
It is charged that police detectives have worked false confessions out of suggestible criminals in this way, by keeping hammering away at them until their wills are worn out, and they would say Yes...
-Chapter XIX. Induced Imagination
ere is a form of suggestion which tends to arouse activities in the imaginative regions of the minds of people. Of course, the imagination plays a part in all manifestations of suggestion, but in thi...
-Induced Imagination. Continued
In connection with this subject of negative imagination or fancy, I would call your attention to a class of phenomena, along the same general lines, in which certain states of imagination, or fancy, a...
-Chapter XX. Induced Imagination In India
At this point I wish to call your attention to a feature of the subject that has received but scant attention at the hands of western writers. I allude to the wonderful manifestations of induced imagi...
-Induced Imagination In India. Continued
Witnessing the strange performance was a young mother with her babe beside her and a young nurse girl several feet away. To her horror the mother then beheld the nurse girl rising a few feet in the ai...
-Chapter XXI. The Ocean Of Mind-Power
Yon will see by reference to previous chapters that the term Telementation is used by me in the sense of mentative influence at a distance, the word being derived from the Greek word Tele, meanin...
-The Ocean Of Mind-Power. Continued
Science holds that these waves in the ether, once set into motion, travel on until they come in contact with matter capable of taking up their vibrations. When this kind of matter is found, it takes...
-Chapter XXII. A Glimpse Of The Occult World
In the preceding chapter, I have asked you to form a mental picture of the Ocean of Mind-Power. Let us now proceed to examine this picture in detail - let us observe the activities and manifestations ...
-A Glimpse Of The Occult World. Part 2
These vibrational emotional colors, of course, combine, and blend into each other in countless combinations, but the above will give you a key to the same. The vibrational colors of the two mental po...
-A Glimpse Of The Occult World. Part 3
These people pass from the scene, and we may see in their place men and women charming, alluring, and drawing others by reason of their Desire-Force operating along the lines of so-called love,...
-A Glimpse Of The Occult World. Part 4
On the other hand, the presence of an active, energetic, successful man, or set of men, in a place, will permeate the place with positive vibrations that will stimulate all who abide there. I have in ...
-A Glimpse Of The Occult World. Part 5
In this connection, I may call to your attention the well known fact that persons thinking along the same lines, although in different parts of the world, are often brought in close rapport with each ...
-Chapter XXIII. Self Protection
And now Jet us return to the consideration of the various forms of the practical operation of tele-mentation. You will of course realize that even in the case of mentative influence in personal interv...
-Self Protection. Part 2
These modern adverse treatments are nothing less than forms of the old witchcraft which so worried our great-grandfathers; nothing more than the Voodoo practices, or conjure business that so affri...
-Self Protection. Part 3
The person wishing to influence another at a. distance, just as he would in the case of a personal interview, forms a mental image of the person whom he wishes to influence, and then proceeds just as ...
-Chapter XXIV. Indirect Influence
Let us now pass on to a consideration of the second class of Telementation, which I call Indirect Telementation, or the use of the Force with a general purpose of affecting the desired result, witho...
-Indirect Influence. Continued
I now come to a phase of the subject that under-lies all of the phenomena of telementation, and really gives the key to much of its wonderful effects. I allude to what occultists know as Visualizat...
-Chapter XXV. Mental Therapeutics
Therapeutics means the healing art, therefore Mental Therapeutics means the art or science of Mental Healing. If I were writing this lesson from the standpoint of twenty years ago, I would th...
-Mental Therapeutics. Part 2
The various theories, statements, forms, observances, dogmas and what-not, have no other effect than giving a strong suggestion to people who are impressed by the same. Some people get better results ...
-Mental Therapeutics. Part 3
The desired mental state in the patient may be induced either by auto-suggestion (self-suggestion) on his own part; or by the suggestion of the healers, (here is where the ceremonies, and frills and ...
-Chapter XXVI. Mental Healing Methods
And now to the actual work of mental healing by mentative currents. In this work I must again repeat my injunctions given in the preceding chapter regarding the holding of the proper mental image in t...
-Mental Healing Methods. Part 2
The healer who wishes to give absent treatments should study carefully the portions of this work relating to telementative induction, the currents, thought-forms, etc. Remember, please, that all the w...
-Mental Healing Methods. Part 3
Dr. Paul Edwards, one of the world's most famous mental-healers, whom I met quite often a number of years ago when he was living in Chicago, informed me that the result of his practice has taught him ...
-Chapter XXVII. Mental Architecture
Architecture means the art or science of building or construction, and Mental Architecture means the art or science of Mind Building. By Mind Building I, of course, mean Brain Building, fo...
-Mental Architecture. Part 2
You will remember what I said in my lesson on Mental Suggestion regarding the fact that mental states take form in physical action, and its twin-truth that physical action produces mental states. ...
-Mental Architecture. Part 3
I think that the facts and principles above stated are self-evident and need little or no backing up by authorities. But I think I will give you a quotation or two to help fasten the idea in your mind...
-Mental Architecture. Part 4
But here I am going to suggest a little variation along the lines of auto-suggestion, which I have found to act admirably in this class of cases. The ordinary auto-suggestion, or affirmation works alo...
-Chapter XXVIII. Making Over Oneself
Now comes the question In what respect shall I make myself over! And this is a question that I cannot answer for you, because each one of yon would have to be answered differently, and I would have ...
-Making Over Oneself. Part 2
And now to the building up of the dynamic individual. We have seen what he was like, and now we must try to make ourselves over to resemble him. The methods given in the present chapter, and the one...
-Making Over Oneself. Part 3
The threefold method - auto-suggestion, visualization and acting-out-the-part, will develop desire in yon. In auto-suggestion, along these lines, you must treat yourself for desire. Tell the John S...
-Making Over Oneself. Part 4
Rule 2 Learn to concentrate. By so doing you will be able to focus your will upon any object desired, and thus get the greatest effect. In using the will endeavor to make it one-pointed as the orie...
-Making Over Oneself. Part 5
Rule 9 Practice doing disagreeable things. This will strengthen the will wonderfully, for reasons that should be apparent to every student. What would be the condition of your muscles if you never ha...
-Chapter XXIX. Mind-Building
I shall now briefly run over the mental faculties most necessary to be developed by the man who wishes to gain the dynamic qualities. I shall add a few words of advice regarding the development of eac...
-Mind-Building. Part 2
VI. Secretiveness This is the name given by the phrenologists to that faculty that manifests as: policy; tact; concealment; self-repression; self-restraint; etc. Its perversion leads to deceit; doubl...
-Mind-Building. Part 3
X. Firmness This term does not have to be defined - you all know what it means. It is the faculty of stability; fixity; decision; perseverance; tenacity; manifestation of the determined will. Too muc...
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