About the Book
In this book, Author sets out a new theory to reconcile the realities of science with the realities of the mystic view of the oneness of the universe, demonstrating the similarities that lay at the root of the efforts of both schools of thought to explain the universe as humans perceive it. The reader will find that the facts noted in the consideration give an intelligent explanation for the respective phenomena of Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Suggestion, Thought-transference, Telepathy, etc., as well as of Mental Healing, Magnetic Healing, etc., all of which are manifestations of Dynamic Thought. Not only do we see that “Thoughts are Things,” but we may see “just why” they are Things. And we may see and understand the laws of their production and operation. His work provides a useful, accessible guide to the concept of a universal consciousness which is common to both eastern mystic and religious thought and the more westernized doctrine of theosophy.
About the Author
William Walker Atkinson (1862–1932) was a leading figure in the late 19th Centurys New Thought Movement which is the foundation of many of our current New Age beliefs. He was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement. Atkinson pursued a business career from 1882 onwards and gained much material success in his profession as a lawyer, the stress and over-strain eventually took its toll, and during this time he experienced a complete physical and mental breakdown, and financial disaster. He looked for healing and in the late 1880s he found it with New Thought and by the early 1890s Chicago had become a major centre for New Thought. Atkinson decided to move there and worked as an associate editor of Suggestion, a New Thought Journal, and wrote his probable first book, Thought-Force in Business and Everyday Life, being a series of lessons in personal magnetism, psychic influence, thought-force, concentration, will-power, and practical mental science. He wrote more than 100 books in the last 30 years of his life under his own name and many pseudonyms.