by Al Koran
Thorsons Publ 1988
I have owned this book since 1990, and remember enjoying reading it years ago. However, I now find the concepts somewhat dated. It is still an enjoyable read, but the methods will not be practical for many.
Al Koran declares that stillness is one of the most important attributes to bringing out the magic in your mind... and that those who wish to derive maximum benefit from the book must be prepared to sit in silence every day for at least half an hour. Based on this underlying tone, I feel that the book is much more about removing oneself from the reality of day-to-day living, than it is about 'how' to live a more empowered life.
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"Sleep with head north… meditate facing north! (it amplifies your thoughts/instructions)."
"We have seventy-two thousand nerve centers destined for the transmission of electro-magnetic forces. We only use about five thousand of them. Deep breathing helps us to use more."
"You must shut out all noises, and listen to the voice of your subconscious – the voice of magic. You must always take that ‘listening’ attitude, as though you were expecting to hear. You cannot go into the silence as long as you are thinking about the world. You must empty your mind."
Law of attraction
"Every time you think a thought it ‘registers; and comes back to you according to the vibrations and wave lengths sent out from your mind."
"You have got to make yourself a channel, a magnet, and keep your channel open and your mind alert. If you do not speak to your sub/mind every day and ‘command’ money (and know in your heart because you have asked, it is coming) then you are not alert. You have to ask incessantly, and make yourself so glad that it is coming that you can hardly contain your joy…. Believe it."
"Your thoughts and words are all-powerful, but the most powerful thing of all is emotion… You must, as you visualize, feel your desires will be met, so that your subconscious mind is driven irresistibly to secure these things for you."
"Write the thoughts that come to you in a notebook… and be guided by them – not leaving out a bit here or there , because it is not what you like. Carry out the guidance absolutely."
"You will get a ‘feeling’, a strong impression, if you regularly talk and listen to your subconscious. Like this you will be warned and guided. You will be protected…. There is no need to fear anything, when you have this knowledge."
"According to the Buddhist method, training oneself comes first. They strive for individual perfection before all else. From trained minds come right thoughts, right actions and right words. The Buddhists call this ‘Metta’ (loving kindness). They say mentally, “May I be well and happy.” and after a while they extend it to all others, saying “May all beings in the universe be well and happy."
"We should overflow with love, embracing the low and the high, the ugly and the beautiful, the sinful and the virtuous alike. This is possible only to one who adopts the right attitude. And unless you prefect yourself and attain this right attitude, all attempts at magic are fruitless."
"The light that shines in your aura is conditioned by the qualities of your character. The better and purer you are, the greater the light."
"Write your wish on a piece of paper and slip it under your pillow at night. Give commands to your subconscious. The subconscious mind never fails to obey any order commanded, if the order is clear and emphatic, and given with feeling."
"Let people try hard to hurt you. Let they try hard to get you into a temper. Let them try hard to make you pass an adverse judgment about some aspect of life. But let it be of no use."
"Do you greet the day buoyantly, filled with the thought of what this day may enable you to do for another’s sake?... Suppose , you start your day by saying, “I send a blessing to everyone I meet today, to each one I speak to, to each one on whom my glance rests.’ What a wonderful beginning."
"The world sums you up by the clothes you wear, and treats you accordingly. Impress the world with the thought that only the best is good enough for you. You have to look a success before you are a success. If you have not got anything you must somehow strive to look as though you owned the whole wide world, and you must dress the part."
"Your habits follow you, surround you, envelop you. As time goes on the possibility of breaking a bad habit becomes more and more remote."
"Repetition is absolutely essential. As far as habits are concerned, it is repetition which establishes them. Repeat and repeat over and over again the things you desire, until they finally become fixed in your mind and heart."
"You have to do all manner of strange things to make time, in order to save minutes which, over a day, a week, a month… amount to hours and hours saved."
"Write down the things you are going to do in order to attain your goals. Write them on paper. Keep a little note-book for the purpose. Read them every day, think them, dream them, act them, be them."
One-liners worth noting:
"There is no lack in the world. The lack is in you , and if you will stop seeking lack and stop thinking lack… you will make marvelous demonstrations."
"You had to see yourself poor and think of yourself as being poor, or you never would have been poor."
"Cultivate a tolerance, a quietness, a sort of sparkling expectedness about things."
"If you would bring the magic out of your mind – the magic which will transform everything – you must believe."
"Whatever your condition, you can be happy if you have the right attitude."
"Happiness does not mean that we are to be delirious with joy every minute, nor placidly content with our lot… it is an exhilaration which comes from living life to the full."
"Get a diary and each day write in it something new and different which you have done on that day."
"You can always make time to do the thing you want to do, if you want it enough."