be encouraging to those who fail to arrive before the age of forty,
and to those who become frightened at the approach of “old age,”
around the forty-year mark. The years between forty and fifty are,
as a rule, the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with
fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation.
If you want evidence that most men do not begin to do their
best work before the age of forty, study the records of the most
successful men known to the American people, and you will find it.
Henry Ford had not “hit his pace” of achievement until he had
passed the age of forty. Andrew Carnegie was well past forty before
he began to reap the reward of his efforts. James J. Hill was still
running a telegraph key at the age of forty. His stupendous
achievements took place after that age. Biographies of American
industrialists and financiers are filled with evidence that the period
from forty to sixty is the most productive age of man.
Between the ages of thirty and forty, man begins to learn (if he
ever learns), the art of sex transmutation. This discovery is
generally accidental, and more often than otherwise, the man who
makes it is totally unconscious of his discovery. He may observe
that his powers of achievement have increased around the age of
thirty-five to forty, but in most cases, he is not familiar with the
cause of this change; that Nature begins to harmonize the emotions
of love and sex in the individual, between the ages of thirty and
forty, so that he may draw upon these great forces, and apply them
jointly as stimuli to action.
Sex, alone, is a mighty urge to action, but its forces are like a
cyclone-they are often uncontrollable. When the emotion of love
begins to mix itself with the emotion of sex, the result is calmness
of purpose, poise, accuracy of judgment, and balance. What person,
who has attained to the age of forty, is so unfortunate as to be
unable to analyze these statements, and to corroborate them by his
When driven by his desire to please a woman, based solely
upon the emotion of sex, a man may be, and usually is, capable of
great achievement, but his actions may be disorganized, distorted,
and totally destructive. When driven by his desire to please a
woman, based upon the motive of sex alone, a man may steal,
cheat, and even commit murder. But when the emotion of LOVE is
mixed with the emotion of sex, that same man will guide his actions
with more sanity, balance, and reason.
Criminologists have discovered that the most hardened
criminals can be reformed through the influence of a woman’s love.
There is no record of a criminal having been reformed solely
through the sex influence. These facts are well known, but their
cause is not. Reformation comes, if at all, through the heart, or the
emotional side of man, not through his head, or reasoning side.
Reformation means, “a change of heart.” It does not mean a “change
of head.” A man may, because of reason, make certain changes in
his personal conduct to avoid the consequences of undesirable
effects, but GENUINE REFORMATION comes only through a change
of heart-through a DESIRE to change.
Love, Romance, and Sex are all emotions capable of driving
men to heights of super achievement. Love is the emotion which
serves as a safety valve, and insures balance, poise, and
constructive effort. When combined, these three emotions may lift
one to an altitude of a genius. There are genii, however, who know
but little of the emotion of love. Most of them may be found engaged
in some form of action which is destructive, or at least, not based
upon justice and fairness toward others. If good taste would permit,
a dozen genii could be named in the field of industry and finance,
who ride ruthlessly over the rights of their fellow men. They seem
totally lacking in conscience. The reader can easily supply his own
list of such men.
The emotions are states of mind. Nature has provided man with
a “chemistry of the mind” which operates in a manner similar to the
principles of chemistry of matter. It is a well known fact that,
through the aid of chemistry of matter, a chemist may create a
deadly poison by mixing certain elements, none of which are—in
themselves—harmful in the right proportions. The emotions may,
likewise, be combined so as to create a deadly poison. The emotions
of sex and jealousy, when mixed, may turn a person into an insane
The presence of any one or more of the destructive emotions in
the human mind, through the chemistry of the mind, sets up a
poison which may destroy one’s sense of justice and fairness. In ex-
treme cases, the presence of any combination of these emotions in
the mind may destroy one’s reason.
The road to genius consists of the development, control, and
use of sex, love, and romance. Briefly, the process may be stated as
Encourage the presence of these emotions as the dominating
thoughts in one’s mind, and discourage the presence of all the
destructive emotions. The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives
upon the dominating thoughts fed it. Through the faculty of will-
power, one may discourage the presence of any emotion, and
encourage the presence of any other. Control of the mind, through
the power of will, is not difficult. Control comes from persistence,
and habit. The secret of control lies in understanding the process of
transmutation. When any negative emotion presents itself in one’s
mind, it can be transmuted into a positive, or constructive emotion,
by the simple procedure of changing one’s thoughts.
THERE IS NO OTHER ROAD TO GENIUS THAN THROUGH
VOLUNTARY SELF EFFORT! A man may attain to great heights of
financial or business achievement, solely by the driving force of sex
energy, but history is filled with evidence that he may, and usually
does, carry with him certain traits of character which rob him of the
ability to either hold, or enjoy his fortune. This is worthy of
analysis, thought, and meditation, for it states a truth, the
knowledge of which may be helpful to women as well as men.
Ignorance of this has cost thousands of people their privilege of
HAPPINESS, even though they possessed riches.
The emotions of love and sex leave their unmistakable marks
upon the features. Moreover, these signs are so visible, that all who
wish may read them. The man who is driven by the storm of
passion, based upon sex desires alone, plainly advertises that fact
to the entire world, by the expression of his eyes, and the lines of
his face. The emotion of love, when mixed with the emotion of sex,
softens, modifies, and beautifies the facial expression. No character
analyst is needed to tell you this— you may observe it for yourself.
The emotion of love brings out, and develops, the artistic and
the aesthetic nature of man. It leaves its impress upon one’s very
soul, even after the fire has been subdued by time and circum-
Memories of love never pass. They linger, guide, and influence
long after the source of stimulation has faded. There is nothing new
in this. Every person, who has been moved by GENUINE LOVE,
knows that it leaves enduring traces upon the human heart. The
effect of love endures, because love is spiritual in nature. The man
who cannot be stimulated to great heights of achievement by love, is
hopeless-he is dead, though he may seem to live.
Even the memories of love are sufficient to lift one to a higher
plane of creative effort. The major force of love may spend itself and
pass away, like a fire which has burned itself out, but it leaves be-
hind indelible marks as evidence that it passed that way. Its
departure often prepares the human heart for a still greater love.
Go back into your yesterdays, at times, and bathe your mind in
the beautiful memories of past love. It will soften the influence of
the present worries and annoyances. It will give you a source of
escape from the unpleasant realities of life, and maybe—who
knows?—your mind will yield to you, during this temporary retreat
into the world of fantasy, ideas, or plans which may change the
entire financial or spiritual status of your life.
If you believe yourself unfortunate, because you have “loved
and lost,” perish the thought. One who has loved truly, can never
lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature is
ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases, and goes away
without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but spend no
time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring it back.
Dismiss, also, the thought that love never comes but once. Love
may come and go, times without number, but there are no two love
experiences which affect one in just the same way. There may be,
and there usually is, one love experience which leaves a deeper
imprint on the heart than all the others, but all love experiences are
beneficial, except to the person who becomes resentful and cynical
when love makes its departure.
There should be no disappointment over love, and there would
be none if people understood the difference between the emotions of
love and sex. The major difference is that love is spiritual, while sex
is biological. No experience, which touches the human heart with a
spiritual force, can possibly be harmful, except through ignorance,
Love is, without question, life’s greatest experience. It brings
one into communion with Infinite Intelligence. When mixed with the
emotions of romance and sex, it may lead one far up the ladder of
creative effort. The emotions of love, sex, and romance, are sides of
the eternal triangle of achievement-building genius. Nature creates
genii through no other force.
Love is an emotion with many sides, shades, and colors. The
love which one feels for parents, or children is quite different from
that which one feels for one’s sweetheart. The one is mixed with the
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