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The Annuciation, by John William Waterhouse [1914] (Public domain in US)

Creative Mind and Success

by Ernest Shurtleff Holmes


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Although similar in title, theme and structure to his book Creative Mind, this is a completely different book. Creative Mind has more of a focus on "Mental Healing." This book is principally about what is today called in New Age circles "Prosperity Consciousness". Holmes discusses how to focus one's thoughts to create monetary wealth, as well as increase one's personal charisma to garner circles of friends. This little classic of New Thought is very similar to its successor, Think and Grow Rich, optimistic, self-empowering, and confident in its outlook.

Title Page

Part I

An Inquiry Into the Truth
What Life Is
Man's Place In Creation
The Beginning of Understanding
Our Conditions Governed By Our Thinking
Unconscious Creation
First Steps
How To Attain Strength
What We Will Attract
More About the Power of Attraction
How To Attract Friends
The Control of Thought
Creating Atmosphere
The Power of Words
Why Belief is Necessary
Where So Many Fail
Using the Imagination
Man's Right of Choice
Old Age and Opportunity
Demonstrating Success in Business
Money A Spiritual Idea
Ideas of the Infinite
Don't Be A Leaner
Causes and Conditions
Mental Equivalents
One Law and Many Manifestations
Transcending Previous Conditions
Understanding and Misunderstanding
Unusual Experience
Where Demonstration Takes Place

Part II

Understanding and Guidance
How To Know Just What To Do
Following Up A Thought
The Single Stream of Thought
Enlarging Our Thought
Always Be Gathering
Mental Likeness
Keeping The Thing In Mind
Destroy All Thoughts That We Do Not Wish To Experience
Direct Practice For Prosperity
Race Consciousness
Developing Intuition
Presence of Activity
Drawing Your Own To You
The Final Word