"How can I earn more money? How can I make enough to get the necessities and the comforts of life to which my family and I are entitled?"
That is the eternal question which confronts you and will haunt you every day until you solve it. That is the present-day Riddle of the Sphinx that devours all who fail to answer it.
For lack is the greatest evil that mankind has to contend with.
Yet every man knows that in this old earth of ours are riches and abundance sufficient not merely for every soul now on this planet – but for all who ever will be! And in the very first chapter of the Bible, it is written that "God gave man dominion over all the earth."
Not only that, but more than half the prophecies in the Scriptures refer to the time when man shall possess the earth. When tears and sorrow shall be unknown. When riches and abundance shall be yours for the taking.
That time is here – here and now for those who understand the power and the availability of that mysterious, half recognized Spirit within which so few people know, but which, fully understood, can do anything.
But in no book ever written is there any complete explanation of this Spirit within, any complete directions for availing one's-self of its infinite power and understanding.
In no book, that is, but one!”
-- From Robert Collier’s Introduction to “How To Get What You Want.”
Robert Collier first became best known as a great advertising copywriter of the early twentieth century. After overcoming an undiagnosed illness without traditional medical treatment he became more interested in practical psychology and the power of the mind.
He began to write books related to metaphysics and the New Thought movement. His best selling “The Secret of the Ages” has sold more than a million copies and has been translated into German, Italian, French, and Spanish. This Nook edition was originally published in 1927 as "The Secret of Gold." It's title has been modified to better represent its contents in the present day.