Master Key System Book Summary I The Power of Mind

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Book – The Master Key System (Summary)

Author – Charles F. Haanel

Genre – Self- help Book

Published Year – 1916

We all are in one of three categories or know people in one of these categories. First, attract success, power, wealth, and happiness with very little conscious effort. Second, attracts the same with great difficulty, and Third is yet to find ways to create everything they want.

If you are in the second or third category then this book will be of great help to move into 1st category by applying principles shared in the book.

Master Key system written over 100 years ago is one of the best books I have read on the importance of thought. I feel as if, this is a detailed version of the Famous Book & Movie “The Secret” based on the law of attraction.

This book though not only explains in detail how the law of attraction works but also gives step by step guide to make the best use of these laws.

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About the Author

Charles Francis Haanel was American Author, Philosopher, and Businessman. He is best known for his contributions to the new thought movement through various books Master Key system, Mental Chemistry, A book about you, to name a few.

About the Book

The Master key system is an adaptation of Charles F. Haanel’s 24 weeks correspondence course developed by him on the use of Mindpower to create an ideal life.

The author claims that the mind is not only the creator, but the only creator of all there is. Everything that was ever created in the physical world was conceived in mind first. As the Adage goes “we can only achieve what we can conceive.”

You can expect to get better control of thoughts and indirectly yet surely of all aspects of life health, wealth, and love.

Master Key System will enable you to recognize opportunities where others only see difficulties by shifting thought patterns. As you understand and apply these laws you will be able to attract situations and people to create abundance for all involved in the process.

Few Key Ideas From The Book

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1) The Conscious & The Subconscious Mind

Describing Mind Author explains that the mind is divided into conscious & subconscious. Though 90% of our mind is Subconscious which is way more powerful than the conscious mind, it doesn’t have the ability of reasoning.

Hence, it depends on our conscious mind for instruction. And it depends on our conscious mind what it allows us to let in. And that’s why Conscious is the responsible ruler and guardian of the subconscious.

As much as consciousness lets fear, worry, poverty, disease, and other negative patterns slip into the subconscious through negligence, it also has the power to deliberately feed thoughts of courage, health, wealth, and prosperity into the subconscious mind.

There is a vast difference between only thinking, and directing our thought consciously, systematically, and constructively; when we do this we place our mind in harmony with the universal mind.

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2) Solar Plexus (Chakra in the Sanskrit Language)

The Cerebro-spinal system is the organ of the conscious mind and the sympathetic is the organ of the subconscious. The sympathetic system has its center in a ganglionic mass at the back of the stomach known as the solar plexus.

This is the point at which part meets the whole. This center of energy is omnipotent because it is the point of contact with all life and all intelligence.

Non-resistant thoughts expand the solar plexus, resistant thoughts contracts it. Pleasant thought expands it; unpleasant thought contracts it. Fear is the biggest enemy and needs to be completely eliminated, as nothing contracts it more than fear.

3) There are couple of more things that really resonate with me.

  • At the end of every chapter Author has suggested exercises to become better at using the power of thought.
  • Suggestion of starting anything big or small, be it forming new habit, starting any project, participating in event. Only start if you can commit and complete.
  • As every time we start and don’t finish we form the habit of failure. So commit only if you can finish and once you start make sure to finish, come what may. Always remember “we can be what we will to be.”
  • It is in silence that you get in touch with the omnipotent power of the subconscious mind from which all power is evolved. If you have never done meditation and wants to begin you may consider this 3 Minute Meditation Program.

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I would like to mention that you may go through this book all at once and then start reading one chapter a week, as all twenty-four chapters suggest exercise for a week to implement one after the other. You will surely find great changes in these 24 weeks.

You may download Master Key Systems Free E-Book here. If you like this book you may also like The Complete Game of Life and How to Play it.

Hope this post helped you understand what to expect from this book.

Do share your thoughts in the comment below. I would love to hear it from you.

Thank you for reading. Wish you a wonderful life.


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