Monday, June 22, 2009
Ebook Collection - Charles F. Haanel
Charles Francis Haanel (1866 - 1949), was a noted American New Thought author and a businessman. He is best known for his contributions to the New Thought Movement through his book The Master Key System.
Hannel's book The Master Key System, was published in 1912, when he was 46 years old. It is written in the form of a course in New Thought, mental development, financial success, and personal health. The book was heavily promoted in the pages of Elizabeth Towne's New Thought magazine The Nautilus. By 1933 it had sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. Haanel practiced the financial principles he preached and was a self made success who owned several major companies. According to Stevens, writing in 1909, "He was president of the Continental Commercial Company, president of the Sacramento Valley Improvement Company, and president of the Mexico Gold & Silver Mining Company."
The original Master Key System contained 24 parts or modules of study. Four other parts were added later and do not occur in all editions of the work. (See "Further Reading", below, for variant editions with either 24 or 28 chapters.) Among the key points of Haanel's system are what he refers to as the laws of concentration, attraction, and harmonious thinking and action.
In addition to the Master Key System, Haanel wrote several other books including Mental Chemistry published in 1922, and The New Psychology published in 1924.
In 1919, Napoleon Hill (Author of Think and Grow Rich) wrote Haanel a letter thanking him for The Master Key System. In the letter Hill stated, "My present success and the success which has followed my work as President of the Napoleon Hill Institute is due largely to the principles laid down in The Master-Key System."
Haanel was quoted in the best-selling self-help book The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, published in 2007.
The Master Key System
Some men seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort; others conquer with great difficulty; still others fail altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so? Why should some men realize their ambitions easily, others with difficulty, and still others not at all? The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect men, physically, would be the most successful. The difference, therefore, must be mental - must be in the mind; hence mind must be the creative force, must constitute the sole difference between men. It is mind, therefore, which overcomes environment and every other obstacle in the path of men.
When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. But such results cannot be secured without proper application, diligence, and concentration. The student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fixed and infallible as in the material world. To secure the desired results, then, it is necessary to know the law and to comply with it. A proper compliance with the law will be found to produce the desired result with invariable exactitude. The student who learns that power comes from within, that he is weak only because he has depended on help from outside, and who unhesitatingly throws himself on his own thought, instantly rights himself, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles.
It is evident, therefore, that he who fails to fully investigate and take advantage of the wonderful progress which is being made in this last and greatest science, will soon be as far behind as the man who would refuse to acknowledge and accept the benefits which have accrued to mankind through an understanding of the laws of electricity.
Of course, mind creates negative conditions just as readily as favorable conditions, and when we consciously or unconsciously visualize every kind of lack, limitation and discord, we create these conditions; this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time.
This law as well as every other law is no respecter of persons, but is in constant operation and is relentlessly bringing to each individual exactly what he has created; in other words,
"Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap."
The following ebooks are included:
Charles F. Haanel - The Master Key System [PDF]
Charles F. Haanel - Mental Chemistry [PDF]
Charles F. Haanel - You [PDF]
Charles Haanel Collection [PDF]
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