Author: Harold W Percival
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8120818091
This book is primarily for those who wish to be conscious of themselves and want to balance their thoughts and want to think without creating thoughts. Once having read this, the reader will see life as a game played by nature and the doer with the shadows of thoughts.
No longer ahead of its time, ‘Thinking and Destiny’ perhaps the most complete book on the whole man ever written in the English language-is a fresh, new approach, shedding a brilliant light on the deep questions that have even plagued humanity. It gives ‘vital information’ not made available until now.
The reading of this magnificent work may well be the most exciting and rewarding experience of your life—a peace and joy in knowing, a feeling of harmony, security, love, non-aloneness; it puts the spotlight on many problems and mysteries otherwise inexplicable. By using this system to train yourself how to feel, what to desire and how to think—and so learning ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’—your level of conscious awareness will be raised, and your body will be improved at the same time. Health and possessions will come, as well as progress in your ability to cope with yourself, others, the world.
One who practices this system need not depend on any other person, and there is no limit to what one may attain!
Here is your personal guide for the New Age, with its unparalleled challenges and opportunities. You will finally understand that, by your own thinking, you have made your destiny up to the present. You will learn how, by new thinking, you have the power to ‘change your future’; but more, you will help change the destiny of the world! ‘The urgent need for change is now, and it begins with you’.
Never before has there been such a “pearl of great price’, such a treasure of pure wisdom available for such a modest, one-time investment. Take advantage of the opportunity. You owe it to your SELF!
In thinking and Destiny, something new—although older than time—is now made know to the world—about Consciousness.
No student or teacher of metaphysics, no leader of a modern school of though, no minister of priest of ancient or modern religions, no critic of whatever other qualification can fail to marvel at the wealth of detailed information on the numerous subjects treated or fail to wonder—until he has absorbed the portions on Consciousness—how the author obtained the information which he presents with crystal clarity.
The information is largely about the makeup of the human, where man comes from, what becomes of him; it explains what thinking is; it tells how a thought is created, and how thoughts are exteriorized into acts, objects and events, and how they make his destiny.
Destiny is thus shown to be self-determined by thinking; and the process of re-existence and the after-death states are told in detail.
A single reading of any one chapter of ‘Thinking and Destiny’ brings rich rewards in new understanding of life’s puzzling mysteries. To read the entire book is come nearer to knowledge of one’s destiny and how to shape it than is possible though study of anything previously written in the English language.
Both the casually curious glancer at books and the most avid seeker for knowledge will be intrigued by the index, which lists more than 400 subjects in ‘Thinking and Destiny’, and by the fifteen chapter heading in the Table of Contents, which identity the 156 sections that fill the 1,020 pages of this mighty book.
The Foreword contains the only pages in which M. Percival uses the first personal pronoun. Here he relates some of the amazing experiences through which he was able (1) to grasp the knowledge he transmits, and (2) to acquire the ability to do so. He speaks also of the fourteen years devoted to editing, revising, and clarifying the original transcript of the book.
The Afterword was written by the man who, for twenty years, took down the author’s diction. He tells about the remarkable manner in which the book was produced.
In the thirty-four pages of Symbols, Illustrations and Charts, the students will find new and valuable material heretofore unavailable. Since the author refers frequently to these illustrations, they have been grouped together as a single section following page 857.
List of Symbols, Illustrations, and Charts
The Purpose and Plan of the Universe
Objections to the Law of Thought
Operation of the Law of Thought
God and Their Religions
The Great Way
Masonry and Its symbols
The point or Circle
The Circle or Zodiac
Thinking: They Way to Conscious immortality
Symbols, Illustrations and Charts
Definitions and Explanations
The Word Foundation