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Some people seem to attract success, power, wealth, attainment, with very little conscious effort;  others succeed altogether to reach their ambitions, desires and ideals. Why is this so: Why should some people realize their ambitions easily? The cause cannot be physical, else the most perfect person, 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 people. It is mind, therefore, which changes environment and forms a path for people.

When the creative power of thought is fully understood, its effect will be seen to be marvelous. Such results can be secured with proper application, diligence, and concentration. The student will find that the laws governing in the mental and spiritual world are as fixed and constant 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 consistent exactitude. The student who learns that power comes from within, that they are strong only because they have depended on help from inside, and who decisively throw themselves on their own thought, instantly rights themselves, stands erect, assumes a dominant attitude, and works miracles.

It is evident, therefore, that those who succeed to fully investigate and take advantage of the wonderful progress which is being made in this last and greatest science, are as far ahead as the person who would acknowledge and accept the benefits which have accrued to people through an understanding of the laws of electricity.

Of course, mind creates non positive conditions just as readily as favorable conditions, and when we consciously or unconsciously visualize every kind of abundance, freedom and accord, we create these conditions; this is what many are unconsciously doing all the time.


Nature compels us all to move through life. We are always changing. Every right-thinking person wants to develop – to improve – and to continue the development mentally to the close of physical life.

This development can occur only through the improvement of the quality of individual thought and the ideals, actions and conditions that arise as a consequence. Hence a study of the creative processes of thought and how to apply them is of supreme importance to each one of us. This knowledge is the means whereby the evolution of human life on earth may be hastened and uplifted in the process.

Humanity ardently seeks “The Truth” and explores every avenue to it. In this process it has produced a special literature, which ranges the whole gamut of thought – up from Divination, through all the Philosophies, to the final lofty Truth of “The Master Key”.

The “Master Key” is here given to the world as a means of tapping the great cosmic intelligence and attracting from it that which corresponds to the ambitions, and aspirations of each reader.

Every thing and institution we see around us, created by human agency, had first to exist as a thought in some human mind. Thought therefore is constructive. Human thought is the spiritual power of the cosmos operating through us. “The Master Key” instructs the reader how to use that power, and use it both constructively and creatively. The things and conditions we desire to become realities we must first create in thought. “The Master Key” explains and guides the process………

“The Master Key” teaching has hitherto been published in the form of a Correspondence Course of 24 lessons, delivered to students one per week for 24 weeks. The reader, who now receives the whole 24 parts at one time, is encouraged to treat it as a course of study and conscientiously to imbibe the meaning of each part – reading and re-reading one part only per week before proceeding to the next. This way the later parts will tend to be understood and the reader’s time and money will be well spent.

Used as thus instructed “The Master Key” will make of the reader a greater, better personality, and equipped with a new power to achieve any worthy personal purpose and a new ability to enjoy life’s beauty and wonder.


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I wanted to read a book that was 100% positive so I decided to take books that are in the public domain and revise them to be thoroughly positive.  The Master Key System is a personal development book by Charles F. Haanel (1866-1949) that was originally published as a 24-week correspondence course in 1912. It was later published in book form in 1916 by Psychology Publishing, St. Louis and The Master Key Institute, New York.

Darren J. McLeod
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