Secret of the Ages

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The author of "Secret of the Ages", Robert Collier, during an active and successful life developed the basic ideas which opened up new vistas of living for countless multitudes of people. Brought up to be a priest, he worked as a mining engineer, an advertising executive and a prolific writer and publisher. His family carries on his quest to help people open up their minds to the potential within themselves and thereby to achieve wealth, success, health and happiness out of ...
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Overview

The author of "Secret of the Ages", Robert Collier, during an active and successful life developed the basic ideas which opened up new vistas of living for countless multitudes of people. Brought up to be a priest, he worked as a mining engineer, an advertising executive and a prolific writer and publisher. His family carries on his quest to help people open up their minds to the potential within themselves and thereby to achieve wealth, success, health and happiness out of life.

Basically his concept is that there isa within each person-unknown to most of us-a sleeping giant who, properly aroused and stimulated can carry us onto happiness, fame and fortune. It is a "Genie-of-the-Brain more powerful, more the servant of our every wish, than was ever Alladin's fabled Genie-of-the-lamp-of old." Robert Collier published books, lessons, and magazines, of which over two million have been distributed, the most successful of which was "Secret of the Ages".

Collier's ideas on selling illustrate his dramatic grasp of the essentials of human nature. You must appeal to certain motives to make him buy, such as: love, gain, duty, pride, self-indulgence, and self-preservation. These are the six prime motives of human action. You have to find the motive that will impel your reader to do as you wish and then persuade him to order your product by showing him how he is going to benefit, and this you cannot do unless you have the faculty of putting yourself in his place. Would he be richer, healthier, happier, for having your product? Would it help his standing in the community? Would it enable him to do anything, write anything, say anything better than he could before? Is it something everyone should have? Would it help him to help those he loves? Would it prevent loss of money or the respect of others? Summed up, arousing the right motives comes down to making the reader want what you have to offer, whether that be merchandise or money or credit or a clean bill of health-not merely for what it is, but WHAT IT WILL DO FOR HIM! Many men have tried to write successful sales copy but few seem to have the knack of really reaching the customer.

Testimonies from many successful people who have studied "Secret of the Ages" leaves no doubt that this gifted man developed and communicated ideas which provide the key to unlocking the potential for success in anyone who is willing to make the effort.

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"See things as you would have them be instead of as they are." Robert Collier's Secret of the Ages first appeared in the mid-1920s, but its emphatic message of affirmation is truly timeless. The book has never gone out of print, and recently Rhonda Byrne's The Secret invoked it as a valuable source of wisdom. This edition brings Collier's classic to contemporary readers at a reasonable price.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604590463
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 9/2/2007
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1885, Robert Collier trained to become a priest early in his life, before settling on a career in business, achieving success in the fields of advertising, publishing, and engineering. After recovering from a chronic illness with the help of mental healing, Collier began studying New Thought, metaphysical, and success principles. He distilled these principles into a popular and influential pamphlet series, The Secret of the Ages, in 1926. He began issuing a second pamphlet series called The Secret of Gold in 1927 and completed it the following year under the title The Life Magnet. He died in 1950.

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Table of Contents

I The World's Greatest Discovery 3

In the Beginning 4

The Purpose of Existence 5

The "Open, Sesame!" of Life 7

II The Genie-of-Your-Mind 9

The Conscious Mind 11

The Subconscious Mind 12

The Universal Mind 21

III The Primal Cause 25

Matter-Dream or Reality? 28

The Philosopher's Charm 33

The Kingdom of Heaven 35

"To Him That Hath"- 37

"To the Manner Born" 40

IV Desire-The First Law of Gain 43

The Magic Secret 46

"The Soul's Sincere Desire" 49

V Aladdin & Company 54

VI See Yourself Doing It 64

VII "As a Man Thinketh" 70

VIII The Law of Supply 76

The World Belongs to You 77

"Wanted" 82

IX The Formula of Success 87

The Talisman of Napoleon 88

"It Couldn't Be Done" 91

X "This Freedom" 95

The Only Power 97

XI The Law of Attraction 100

A Blank Check 104

XII The Three Requisites 107

XIII That Old Witch-Bad Luck 111

He Whom a Dream Hath Possessed 113

The Bars of Fate 115

Exercise 118

XIV Your Needs Are Met 121

The Ark of the Covenant 123

The Science of Thought 127

XV The Master of Your Fate 130

The Acre of Diamonds 131

XVI Unappropriated Millions 137

XVII The Secret of Power 140

XVIII This One Thing I Do 143

XIX The Master Mind 150

XX What Do You Lack? 155

XXI The Sculptor and the Clay 161

XXII Why Grow Old? 168

The Fountain of Youth 170

XXIII The Message of Jesus 177

Reaching Into Infinity 179

XXIV Keeping the Tracks Clear 185

XXV The Law of Life 187

XXVI Squaring the Circle 189

XXVII How Pelton Gained 900,000 Customers 194

XXVIII Frozen Credits 196

XXIX A New Life at Fifty 198

XXX Your Right to Be Rich 201

What Is Money? 201

The New Age 203

The Root of All Evil 204

In God We Trust 205

This One Thing 207

XXXI You Can Do It 209

Many Lack the Will to Succeed 210

William of Orange 211

Your Obstacles Melt Away 213

Julius Caesar 214

XXXII Don't Put It Off and Don't Give Up 216

How "Putting Off" Lost a War 216

The Value of Persistence 219

XXXIII Your Problem Can Be Answered 222

Dreamland 222

Capital 223

Supply 223

The Right Job 224

A Terrible State 225

A Skeptical Student 227

Thoughts That "Shout for Joy" 229

Is There a Devil? 229

"It Works!" 231

"What Is the Secret of the Ages?" 232

"Like a Lucky Charm" 232

Selling 233

Wrong Thoughts 234

Faith 235

A Mother's Problem 236

The Man Inside 237

Ideas 238

Perfect Image 238

Need a Man Be Saintly? 239

Everything Going Wrong 240

Mother-in-Law Problem 241

Sons of the Rich 242

XXXIV Benefits Received 244

A Great Change 244

From the U.S.A. Senate 244

From the Philippines 245

From the Judiciary Committee 245

$50,000 from Reading a Book 246

A Big Sale 246

Praise 247

From Cebu City, Philippines 248

Prosperity Plus 249

$60,000 Received! 250

Spreading the Good Word 250

Like Aladdin's Lamp 250

Fear Gone 251

A Textbook from Now On 251

Absolute Necessity 252

$500 Extra in Two Weeks 252

Finances Straightened Out 253

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2011

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    It is amazing that the author wrote this so long ago. It is as relevant today as it was when it was written in 1926. It is life changing. Every person should read this.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

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    I found this to be a diffrent printing of the identical book and publisher. This printing is a smaller font size. Moving on to the content; this book is an all time classic. Other than our holy scriptures, no book has had moore influence on my life. This book has been a constant reference to me for well over 30 years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Recommended

    Its an excellent book for anyone interested in investigating the power of the mind, thought, affirmations and imaging. It will not give you a formula like a treasure map with arrows pointing to the x where the gold is located but it will help guide you to the awareness you will need to grow. I keep the book as a hard copy and purchased the audio version so that I can keep these principles fresh in my mind. I've already experienced enough to know the best is yet to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2010

    An AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT READ from the past, present, into the future!

    This book is deeply intellectual and not an easy read for beginners journeying into the field of metaphysics. I on the other hand, appreciated its depth and metaphysic spin. Incorporating God pulled me in instantly as everything within life begins with God as ALL THINGS ARE HIM. The material assists in human transformation of the mind, especially of the highest kind of transformation. This book is worth the read and insight as ALL can be applied to your everyday life in an effective manner. I recommend reading this material a few times as due to the material being so deep, it may take some time to penetrate into your mind towards positive transformation in the highest. Thanks.

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    Posted June 10, 2008

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    If you are looking for a book to help you think positively in these financial times, I highly recommend you purchase this fantastic book about achieving abundance and overcoming negative thinking. If you want to train your mind to think positively and direct your thoughts towards achieving your goals successfully, you have found it in The Secret of the Ages-The Master Code to Abundance and Achievement by Robert Collier

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