In this fully updated edition of Believing in Magic, renowned superstition expert Stuart Vyse investigates our tendency towards these irrational beliefs.
"In her poignant and intensely personal memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, speaks for the first time about how her husband's 1991 HIV diagnosis sent her life and marriage into a frightening new direction"--Provided by publisher.
The Magic of Believing for Young People helps young people start life headed in the right direction, shows them how to use their capabilities and talents to achieve what they want from life, gives them self-confidence at an age when they need it most. Most important of all, it is presented to teenagers in terms they can understand, and it is designed to provide them with the groundwork for building successful lives. CONTENTS 1. SUCCESS AND YOU 2. MIND POWER EXPERIMENTS 3. WHAT DO YOU WANT? 4. WHAT IS THE SUBCONSCIOUS? 5. HOW TO MAKE DECISIONS 6. YOU WANT TO BELIEVE? HERE'S HOW 7. HOW TO FORM MENTAL PICTURES 8. TRY THESE TECHNIQUES 9. FEAR AND IMAGINATION 10. SEEING IS BELIEVING 11. YOUR MONEY PROBLEMS 12. GETTING AHEAD 13. THE WANDERING MIND 14. MASTER OF YOURSELF"
"One of the greatest inspirational and motivational books ever written." — Norman Vincent Peale In this bestselling self-help book, a successful businessman reveals the secrets behind harnessing the unlimited energies of the subconscious. Millions of readers have benefited from these visualization techniques, which show you how to turn your thoughts and dreams into actions that can lead to enhanced income, happier relationships, increased effectiveness, heightened influence, and improved peace of mind. World War I veteran Claude M. Bristol (1891–1951) wrote The Magic of Believing to help former soldiers adjust to civilian life. A pioneer of the New Thought movement and a popular motivational speaker, Bristol addressed those in all walks of life, from politicians and leaders to performers and salespeople. His timeless message of the powers of focused thinking and self-affirmation remains a vital source of inspiration and a practical path to achievement.
Have you ever known someone who expects the best of every situation and always seems to get it? That, according to author Claude Bristol, is the magic of believing. This self‐help classic illustrates the timeless nature of Bristol’s insights by bringing them to life through 52 modern case studies. Millions have benefited from these visualization techniques, which show how to turn your thoughts and dreams into effective actions that can lead to enhanced income, happier relationships, increased effectiveness, heightened influence and improved peace of mind.
"Reset Your mysterious 'Mental Thermostat' that is responsible for all success (and failure). Do you find yourself on the edge of succeeding at something and then all of a sudden everything falls apart? Have you struggled for years with the knowledge that you have at least as much on the ball as many others who have succeeded, but you're still mired in mediocre results? Do you come up with some great ideas that you know could change your life but you never seem to get started on them? Are you working harder but can't seem to make any progress? If you answered yes to any of those questions it's almost certain that you don't know the magic of believing. It's the almost super-human power that turns otherwise ordinary people into billionaires, sports stars, Hollywood celebrities, political leaders and superstars on the stages of the world. This new, groundbreaking book from goal setting expert and renowned speaker and author Vic Johnson will teach you step by step how to believe in yourself. And when you do, the Universe is forced to believe in YOU!"--P.  of cover.
In this witty and perceptive debut, a former editor at Psychology Today shows us how magical thinking makes life worth living. Psychologists have documented a litany of cognitive biases- misperceptions of the world-and explained their positive functions. Now, Matthew Hutson shows us that even the most hardcore skeptic indulges in magical thinking all the time-and it's crucial to our survival. Drawing on evolution, cognitive science, and neuroscience, Hutson shows us that magical thinking has been so useful to us that it's hardwired into our brains. It encourages us to think that we actually have free will. It helps make us believe that we have an underlying purpose in the world. It can even protect us from the paralyzing awareness of our own mortality. In other words, magical thinking is a completely irrational way of making our lives make rational sense. With wonderfully entertaining stories, personal reflections, and sharp observations, Hutson reveals our deepest fears and longings. He also assures us that it is no accident his surname contains so many of the same letters as this imprint.
Did you know the solutions to any perceived problems have been hidden in plain sight for you? You can have limitless freedom, prosperity, happiness, and good health just for asking. The trick is to know how to ask. Claude Bristol ran upon these answers as a youth, but couldn't put them to use until he survived World War I and the dire necessity of those conditions forced him to decide to apply what he already knew - in earnest. And he had his own success, for a time. Then the Great Depression hit. He saw that the business he served as Vice President was on the verge of going under - not because of the external events of the time, but because of the fears and anxieties of the staff themselves. "The Magic of Believing" resulted - and became an instant bestseller. What he talks about in his books could be found by anyone. But you can get a head start by buying and reading it yourself. Get Your Copy Today.
From the author of Becoming Magic. It was 2010 and I had wasted my life. Stuck in a dead end job, divorced and in debt. For me, every day was much like the last. But things were about to change. Dramatically. So, how did a lonely, overweight, depressed 40-something woman go from poverty, debt and despair to a life of fulfilment, happiness, wealth and spiritual awakening? Did I rob a bank, win the lottery or marry a millionaire? Did I see doctors, therapists and counsellors? Did I join a cult? No, none of these things. I used Magic. In this book, I share my true-life story of exactly how I went from rags to riches, from depression to awakening, and created a truly exceptional life for myself. Over the last few years, I've had many adventures and fantastic experiences. I have also life-changing insights into magic, manifesting, and the whole business of being alive. These insights had such a profound effect on me they've changed my whole outlook on the world. I didn't know this sort of peace of mind was possible. I didn't know life could get this good. And until now, I told no one how I did it. Writing under the pen name, Genevieve Davis, I chose to remain completely anonymous, hiding my secret identity even from my own family. Finally, I have decided to go public, with this bitingly honest account of my discovery, mastery and belief in what I like to call Magic. By revealing my true identity I can finally prove to you that everything I said in my early books about manifesting an exceptional life was true. All of it. And then, I want to help you see what I have seen. I want to help you understand what I now understand. I want you create a life just as exceptional. For lovers of self-help, memoirs, and for those who like to believe that life should be magnificent. Even sceptics may read this book and start to wonder: Is Magic actually real?
Suggests ways to cultivate the magic within oneself, and provides lessons and exercises to develop the imagination, make wishes, use candles and pendulums, and strengthen one's psychic powers.