The Magic of Believing is a wonderful book by the late News Editor and Reporter, Claude Bristol (1891 – 1951). You must read the book if you are interested in discovering how to use your thoughts to create a happy and successful life.
I read the book thrice because I had to grasp its marvelous, eye-opening information. I have learned much from the book, and I would like to share the main lessons.
- Thought is a Powerful Force
Claude Bristol believes thought is a powerful force because everything around us was once a thought. The chairs, cars, and all material things around you were made after a certain individual thought about them.
In addition, he believes your life is a product of your thoughts. Therefore, if you want a good life you must practice entertaining positive thoughts.
- You Attract Whatever You Constantly Imagine
Claude Bristol believes you can bring anything into the physical world through powerful imagination because you attract whatever you always imagine. Therefore, if you keep imagining failure, you will eventually fail because your imagination will attract failure into your life.
- Hard work Alone Will Not Bring Success
In the book, Claude Bristol writes that a large percentage of the world’s population has failed despite working hard. Therefore, according to him, hard work is not the only thing that makes one successful.
Claude Bristol believes hard work is only fruitful when accompanied by creative thinking, faith and self-confidence. He argues that many successful people succeeded mainly because of creativity and faith: hard work was just a helper.
- The Power of Desire
Claude Bristol believes all aspirers must have a strong desire because it is impossible to achieve anything without an all-consuming desire. He believes desire pushes people towards success because it acts as a motivating factor and leads to hard work.
- You can Achieve Anything if You Believe in the Power of God/Creator/Super-conscious Mind
In the book, Claude Bristol acknowledged the presence of a supreme intelligent force which governs the Universe. He writes that there is no limit to what you can achieve if you rely on this force.
Claude Bristol believes this force can arrange things to work on your favour and it can get you out of trouble if you trust it. Lastly, he claims many individuals have used this force to achieve riches, fame, and power.
If you have never read the book, please read it. And if you have read the book, feel free to add other lessons you have learned from it
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The Vegetable Man, the Animal Man, and the Natural Man: The Ancient Secret Wisdom of the Kabbalah
The Kabbalah was a school of thought – in Jewish mysticism – that wanted its members to achieve oneness with the Creator. As well, it encouraged members to discover their full potential and live a fulfilling life. However, it was hidden from the public, and only a few individuals understood its teachings.
For this reason, great authors, for example, Shimon Halevi, have tried to simplify the Kabbalah so that we understand its secret esoteric teachings. In his book, The Way to Kabbalah, Shimon explains the Kabbalah’s teachings in a simple way.
Although the book has several teachings, I loved the teachings about the vegetable man, the animal man, and the natural man, and something forced me to share them with you.
The vegetable man, as Shimon puts it, ‘is any individual that aims at living a secure and regular life with minimal disturbance from outer and inner worlds.’ He dwells at the vegetable level of existence since he is mainly concerned with excreting, reproducing, eating, resting, and breathing. This man chooses the safest path and avoids risky paths because he yearns for security. For this reason, he will die in the city he was born, and he will adhere to his parents’ life plan.
On the other hand, the animal man is an evolved being. He has strong willpower and loves shaking the world with amazing discoveries. Just like an animal that wants something, the animal man will ignore pain so that he achieves his objectives. Moreover, he possesses high levels of perseverance and determination, and as Shimon writes, ‘he has an objective beyond comfort and pleasure.’ This man creates empires and uses his dreams to change the world.
Both the animal and vegetable man have big dreams. The main difference between them is that the animal man fights for his dreams, while the vegetable man chooses security over going through the risky and competitive path of dream chasing.
The natural man possesses the powers of the animal and the vegetable man. He is a powerful being, for he has power over both living and non-living things. Shimon refers to him as ‘The Spearhead of organic life.’ This man knows that he creates his own reality, and understands that the Spirit of God dwelleth in him.
Human beings are destined to be natural men. We were created to rule the earth and gain dominion over everything. Also, we were put here to develop our spiritual, physical, and mental powers to their full potential so that we become gods on this planet.
However, most people act like vegetable men. Although they want to develop into animal and natural men, they are afraid of the narrow path that leads to these states of being. They thus prefer a normal and less risky life. Eventually, they die wishing they worked on evolving into the animal and natural man because they realize that a normal life is a boring and an unfulfilling life.
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The Secret History of the Illuminati
‘It should be understood that the doctrines and philosophies expounded by the Order (Illuminati) predate it by millennia. These traditions and beliefs can be traced back through the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templars, Mystery Schools of Greece and Egypt, to ancient Sumer and their accounts of the possibly extraterrestrial Annunaki (Jim Marr; Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’
Recently, I provided a brief book review of Jim Marr’s book: Illuminati; The Secret Society that Hijacked the World. Today, I’ll share with you Jim Marr’s amazing thoughts on the history of the Illuminati.
According to Jim Marr, the Illuminati stole its secret knowledge from ancient secret societies, such as the Rosicrucians and Knights Templars. These secret societies stole this secret knowledge from an ancient advanced civilization known as Sumer, which received the knowledge from extraterrestrial beings known as The Annunaki.
These secret societies were not evil associations. They all believed in God, and they claimed to understand the hidden mysteries of the world. However, they hated the church because they believed they didn’t need anyone to interpret the word of God for them. Besides, they referred to themselves as ‘The Chosen Ones’ since they believed they were the keepers of ancient secret knowledge.
These secret societies led to the founding of the Illuminati in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a student of ancient knowledge, and an admirer of ancient secret societies. Weishaupt formed the Illuminati because he wanted to use it to promote justice and equality.
He then focused on recruiting the youth: particularly professionals and individuals from wealthy families.
Later, the Illuminati attracted the interest of high-level society members – such as the scientists, authors, bankers, politicians, and philosophers- who then changed Illuminati’s goals and used it to establish control over the masses. It was then banned in 1785, and Adam Weishaupt was forced into exile. However, despite being banned, the Illuminati continued existing under different forms and names.
Today, it controls the world’s political, economic, religious, and social affairs. Some whistleblowers even claim that the Illuminati is engineering diseases and creating wars to reduce the world’s population. On top of that, several conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati is currently conducting moon landings and secret space flights.
Anyway, some people believe famous musicians, politicians, writers, and investors are the primary members of The Illuminati, while others claim that the main members are extraterrestrials who also rule other planets.
It’s difficult to know who exactly the Illuminati is, and its specific aims. However, what we surely know is that A RULING CLASS that controls the masses exists, for as Albert Einstein wrote, ‘the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them (Jim Marr, The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’
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Jim Marr. (2017). The Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World. Michigan: Visible Ink Press
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