The Secret of The Ages
The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier
This book is the very best book I have read in my whole life. It is my absolute favorite when it comes down to books.
Check it up, and see for yourself. This book takes you into the mystery in a way that you can recognize. This author has been studying this subject of mind and reality from both sides; from his personal or spiritual side, and from a more scientific view of the phenomenon. He gives you great and understandable information about how your mind works, that makes you understand it.
It's just a very powerful and understandable book, that is my absolute favorite book of the world. And best of all. Its about LoA (the Law of Attraction), and life's mystery itself, without becoming judge-y about right and wrong. Just amazing!!!!
Its for free on the internet somewhere. Find it and read it. It's written by Robert Collier.
Real Life LoA Editor's Note: I agree entirely - I first read The Secret of the Ages some time ago, and was in the process of re-reading it again when this review was submitted. I found the book to be very much in keeping with the modern discussions of the Law of Attraction. I also found it reminiscent of the writings of Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind, and Religious Science teachings. I do not know if either author studied the works of the other, but it is nice to see so many parallels in the explanations.
I especially like the definitions of the purpose and the power of the subconscious mind:
"For it is only through your conscious mind that you can reach the subconscious and the Universal Mind. Your conscious mind is the porter at the door, the watchman at the gate. It is to the conscious mind that the subconscious looks for all its impressions. It is on it that the subconscious mind must depend for the teamwork necessary to get successful results. You wouldn't expect much from an army, no matter how fine its soldiers, whose general never planned ahead, who distrusted his own ability and that of his men, and who spent all his time worrying about the enemy instead of planning how he might conquer them. You wouldn't look for good scores from a ball team whose pitcher was at odds with the catcher. In the same way, you can't expect results from the subconscious when your conscious mind is full of fear or worry, or when it does not know what it wants.
The one most important province of your conscious mind is to center your thoughts on the thing you want, and to shut the door on every suggestion of fear or worry or disease. If you once gain the ability to do that, nothing else is impossible to you."
One of the things that has impressed me the most, in my re-reading of The Secret of the Ages is that the key to the whole thing is desire on one specific thing, and holding that desire with such focus and concentration, that nothing else can deter you!
It's the motivation that comes from within is what supplies the ongoing power: "The one unpardonable sin of nature is to stand still, to stagnate.... For the only law of Infinite Energy is the law of supply. The "Life Principle" is your principle. To survive, to win through, to triumphantly surmount all obstacles has been its everyday practice since the beginning of time. It is no less resourceful now than ever it was. You have but to supply the urge, to work in harmony with it, to get from it anything you may need."
I completely agree with Vegar's review, that The Secret of the Ages is a must-read for anyone learning and practicing the art of allowing and the Law of Attraction. I also recommend that people find this book online and read it, especially because you can find it very inexpensively, or even free.