This book brings to a close that portion of MASTERY OF SELF, which

deals with the art of Success-Magnetism

Acquiring magnetism is a constructive effort It is a building

process You are rearing a structure You rise, from the

foundation, through successive stories to the culminating peak

The most pleasing, notable structures men build from granite and

steel and wood, tower like a Woolworth Building or a Rheims

Cathedral--higher and higher, until they finally reach a gold-

tipped crown or spire, high in the sunlit sky

And so, in rearing your invisible shrine of personal Success-

magnetism, we now come to the topmost peak of the structure This

book gives you the crowning inspirations, tipped and topped with

the final "Golden Laws of Magnetism in all Applied Life"

Master these lessons in the magnetism of success, and you will go

forth upon the highways and by-ways of life, endowed with a kingly

confidence in your ability to win a measure of success achieved by


But remember--(should discouragement seek to dog your steps)--

every great structure requires the process of time "The giant

trees of California were once puny saplings The slow lapse of

time has drawn nature into their mighty hearts" Just as surely as

the absorption of natural forces built the giant redwoods, just as

surely can you draw upon nature for GIANT POWERS

The Fire

In ancient myth, Prometheus

Filched fire from the altars of the gods

To warm the world,

Incurring Jove's dread wrath

And endless torment

Lo, mind,--inflamed by the vision:

Of victim and the torturing bird,

Of black vindictiveness and suffering Will,

Rived forever, yet for aye supreme,--

Heroizes the deed and soul

And wreaks on canvas and in drama high

Its passionate admiration

Now, too, in palace and hut confronted,

In battleship and iron steed defying space,

In flaring furnace of the smelted ore,

In haunts of coal and steam below the whirling wheels,

Life laughs and sings and thunders

An oratorio merging all the powers of harmony,

And hails the high-born Thief,

As giver of ethereal fire

The atomic thrill waits also the clear call

To lift dull bodies till the joy of flesh

Becomes a common luxury;--

To vibrate rhythmically swift

Through all the responsive cells of thought

Till a man might solemnly hold

All things are possible on the bursting earth;--

To energize the mystic self

With consciousness of life deific

Till the whole world, jubilant, should flame

With its glory, actual, concrete, the one sure Truth

Of a rock-girt globe, or a sun-filled space



This equation's writ

In every scene:

The end shall fit--

As extremes to mean--

Whatever's forerunner to it


PRINCIPLE--The best use of self demands that it be understood

Our ideal specimen of human nature is the whole man at his best

The etheric life demands (a) the vibrations native to the body in

health--(Physical Magnetism)--(b) the vibrations induced by the

active mind, (c) the vibrations intensified by controlled

emotional states, (d) the regulative vibrations of psychic

righteousness or honor--(Psychic Magnetism) In this scheme

nothing is inferior, but all elements are appointed to be

subordinate to the last These vibrations should run through the

whole etheric activity a binding thread of force

We are now to study the four pyramids of the etheric life The

purpose is four-fold If you will put yourself into this lesson as

you have, presumably, put yourself into the preceding twenty-six

lessons, you will discover--

Firstly--Magnetic CONCENTRATION;

Secondly--The RELATION of the DIVISIONS of self to the WHOLE self;

Thirdly--A better UNDERSTANDING of your personality;

Fourthly--The supreme importance of PSYCHIC RIGHTEOUSNESS

It is altogether probable that the majority of people live almost

wholly in the physical pyramids of existence

Properly speaking, the illustration on page is a single

pyramid rather than four pyramids It is composed of four

triangular walls, each of which is called a pyramid for

convenience and represents a certain phase of your nature The

great pyramidal I AM is complete only as all sides of your

selfhood are fully built up You are LOOKING DOWN from the "I AM"

What ought to be done is neglected, what ought not Whatever a hater may do to a hater, or an facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail