|Vintage Law of Attraction Audio Book|
Written in 1906, Thought Vibration Or The Law of Attraction In The Thought World was one of at least 100 books written by this author under his given name. He additionally published New Thought Movement books under many pseudonyms to protect his privacy and avoid harassment as a pioneer in the field. New Thought and The Law of Attraction were not popular topics at that time he began writing on the subject.
"Thought is a force - a manifestation of energy - having a magnet-like power of attraction."- William Walker Atkinson
|William Walker Atkinson|
December 5, 1862 – November 22, 1932
Aside from being a prolific author, Atkinson was also an attorney, businessman, publisher, and occultist in his lifetime. Not occupations you would normally attribute to New Age theory development. But they did.
Sometimes 'Bad' is 'Good'
Although he became a very successful and prosperous lawyer, the stress eventually took a tremendous toll on Atkinson. Everything in his life became unravelled. He had a complete mental and physical breakdown and was ruined financially.
Believe it or not, that's when the "good" stuff began to happen.
"One draws to himself thought waves corresponding in character with the nature of the prevailing thoughts in his own mind - his mental attitude. Then again he begins to set in motion the great Law of Attraction, whereby he draws to him others likely to help him, and is, in turn, attracted to others who can aid him." - William Walker Atkinson
New Thought Was Known as Mental Science
In the late 1880s, Atkinson finally found what he had been searching for since his collapse - a healing modality that worked! It was New Thought theories (a.k.a. Law of Attraction; also called Mental Science in those days) that he credited with his return to vigorous health, mental agility and a return of his prosperity.
"If you are not satisfied with what is coming to you, start to work and change your mental attitude and mental states, and you will see a change gradually setting in." - William Walker Atkinson
His own success with New Thought principals was Atkinson's trigger to publish information about it for the masses. He began writing and publishing articles and books prolifically and moved to Chicago to become the editor for a few burgeoning New Thought Movement magazines.
You'd think that this man was busy enough but his appetite had been whetted and he wasn't about to stop learning about spiritual pursuits. He went on to investigate yoga, Hinduism and Oriental occultism, even publishing under various Indian pseudonyms, both for the pleasure of doing so and the anonymity, possibly to protect his law practice
"Atkinson died November 22, 1932 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 69, after 50 years of simultaneously successful careers in business, writing, occultism, and the law.
Many mysteries still surround Atkinson's life, including the fact that a certificate of copyright issued three years after his death is said to have been signed by the author himself." - Wikipedia
Vintage Law of Attraction Audio BookThe above is just a brief glimpse of a passionate, prolific man who has left us a Law of Attraction legacy.
Although I put this under the tag of Friday Freebie, I guess it should really read, Friday Find, as the audio player is embedded in the post. If you like, you can click on the player's building icon on the upper right of the player. That will take the player to a blank page. From there, you can save the page for listening to later, if you prefer.
I hope you enjoy listening to Thought Vibration Or The Law of Attraction In The Thought World. It's a piece of LOA history that can still be helpful, all these years later.
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