All about The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The Magic of Believing () – Claude M Bristol. For a two year period, I was church editor of a large metropolitan newspaper, during which I came in close. Claude M. Bristol The Magic of Believing () Les Giblin How to Have Confidence and Power in Dealing with People () David J. Schwartz The Magic of.

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A bit antiquated and perhaps even alienating for modern readers, however the underlining core message is still vibrant and impactful. This is one of the first books I read and it saved my life. Having spent years thinking about the power of thought, he had assumed others knew something about it too. Of Napoleon and Alexander the Great, Bristol says, “They became supermen because they had supernormal beliefs”.

A Latin proverb says te quod habes, et habes”, that is, Believe that you have it, and you have it. Repetition is another way to implant a suggestion into our minds, the ‘white magic’ which enables us to turn a wish into an expectation.

Whatever you consider success to be, you can have it provided you are willing to make the objective the burning desire of your life.

The Magic of Believing by Claude M. Bristol

Everything comes from creative thought, and whether you believe in that thought will determine if you are believing198 or not. In a BBC radio series called “Desert Island Discs” Liberace, when asked what he’d bring on a desert Island with him, named this book and a piano. That’s wrong in many cases. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Three primary purposes of the subconscious: I was highly skeptical of this book to start, kinda felt like some sleazy, snake oil salesman making a pitch, but after reading, I think Bristol is on to something.

I’ll let you know how it all turns out. The more m.brisstol your ‘broadcast’, the more likely that the world will pick it up and react accordingly.


One essential to success is that your desire be an all obsessing one, clakde thoughts and aims be co-ordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied without letup. If you seek to become more assertive in business, more fulfilled at home, more influential in your dealings with others — you can believe in MAGIC!

For more than four decades success-oriented Americans have turned to the no-nonsense, time-tested motivational techniques described in The Magic of Believing to achieve all their long- and short-term goals: In this post, he met people from every denomination and sect and later read hundreds of books on psychology, religion, science, metaphysics and ancient magic. Because it wasn’t helpful to me and was repeating some of the same ideas in similar books very derivative of Think and Grow Rich, published a decade beforeI gave it one star.

Although a s In a BBC radio series called “Desert Island Discs” Liberace, when asked what he’d bring on a desert Island with him, named this book and a piano. Points taken on both counts!

Happiness – sought by many, found by few – is therefore a matter entirely within ourselves.

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It doesn’t have all that feely, lovey, syrupy over the top The author here explains how to harness unlimited energies of your subconscious mind and make yourself more competent in your affairs, more influential in your dealings, and more successful in life. Jan 30, Muffin Pam rated it really liked it. Nothing exists on the outside plain unless he has knowledge of it, or unless he has fixed it in his consciousness.

The Magic of Believing – Claude M. Bristol

But to me, the only inexplicable thing about these powers is that belief makes them work…. Some part were a kind of a thick read, and I would have liked to have more of a counter argument of the theory behind the magic of believing. Why do people chant, repeat affirmations, bang drums or count beads? Babbittby Sinclair Lewis, is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle-class life and the social pressure toward conformity.


The truth is out there. Feb 25, John G. Indeed, I love this kind of books I can eat it up with a spoon. Nevertheless, it is there, and from the beginning of recorded time, man has known that it exists. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. After the interview I wrote her a thank you note for the interview but never thought I would get a call back; until I must admit I was skimming the later parts, wanting it to end, as I felt I was looping around in examples that could have been left out as the point had already been made.

Much has been written and said about mystical powers, unknown forces, the occult, metaphysics beyond sciencemental physics, psychology the science of mindblack and white magic, and many kindred subjects, causing most people to believe that they are in the field of the supernatural.

But at mb.ristol end I felt it went out of topics. If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. I read constantly and quickly, so why not?

PaulineGoodman Jul 23, Powerful forces locked in your mind can turn desire into reality! The comedienne spoke ingenuously about her experience in interviews, as you can see here:.

See the other authors section. As a World War I veteran, he came home to a nation in transition. It is a faithful servant which renews, guides and inspires, but to get the most from it requires greater respect for and faith claud what it can do. Excellent book on the power of the mind. Rhine at Duke University beginning in the early s.

Claude Bristol was a hard-headed journalist for several years, including stints as a police reporter and as church editor of a large city newspaper.