Whether or not this is a statement of truth, you will never
know, except by following the instructions described in the pages of
this book, or some similar method of procedure.
The author is not a believer in, nor an advocate of “miracles,”
for the reason that he has enough knowledge of Nature to
understand that Nature never deviates from her established laws.
Some of her laws are so incomprehensible that they produce what
appear to be “miracles.” The sixth sense comes as near to being a
miracle as anything I have ever experienced, and it appears so, only
because I do not understand the method by which this principle is
This much the author does know—that there is a power, or a
First Cause, or an Intelligence, which permeates every atom of
matter, and embraces every unit of energy perceptible to man—that
this Infinite Intelligence converts acorns into oak trees, causes
water to flow down hill in response to the law of gravity, follows
night with day, and winter with summer, each maintaining its
proper place and relationship to the other. This Intelligence may,
through the principles of this philosophy, be induced to aid in
transmuting DESIRES into concrete, or material form. The author
has this knowledge, because he has experimented with it— and has
Step by step, through the preceding chapters, you have been
led to this, the last principle. If you have mastered each of the
preceding principles, you are now prepared to accept, without being
skeptical, the stupendous claims made here. If you have not
mastered the other principles, you must do so before you may
determine, definitely, whether or not the claims made in this
chapter are fact or fiction.
While I was passing through the age of “hero-worship” I found
myself trying to imitate those whom I most admired. Moreover, I
discovered that the element of FAITH, with which I endeavored to
imitate my idols, gave me great capacity to do so quite successfully.
I have never entirely divested myself of this habit of hero-
worship, although I have passed the age commonly given over to
such. My experience has taught me that the next best thing to
being truly great, is to emulate the great, by feeling and action, as
nearly as possible.
Long before I had ever written a line for publication, or
endeavored to deliver a speech in public, I followed the habit of