Many of our most persistent students have declared that this book grows on them with every reading. In revising its pages the author is more than ever satisfied that the volume is a great inspiration and of incalculable value to those who will make it, as designed, a Companion For Life. You will never uncover its enormous wealth.
Having pursued our work to the present point, little need be said on the application of the magnetic power. The culture of magnetism implies all along its address to life. If you have toiled for the goal you have used the results, and experience, the greatest of teachers, has instructed you in the art of employing the etheric talent.
A few suggestions are, nevertheless, now offered as indicators of the larger possible treatment,—remembering that our field is not general success alone, nor pure magnetism alone, but is the condensed subject, Success-Magnetism. You are, therefore, invited to observe the following considerations:
I. General life-principles:
1. Magnetism entertains no unnecessary thought of evil concerning others.
2. It is altogether superior to low-minded revenge.
3. It never reveals personal embarrassment.
4. It permits no show of irritation.
5. It is incapable of losing temper.
6. It refuses to exhibit hostility.
7. It never admits, never discloses, defeat.
8. The magnetic person never shows indifference toward others.
9. Magnetism conceals the feelings of ridicule and contempt.
10. If you are magnetic, you never indulge in violence.
11. You neither look for slights and insults, nor do you feel them, unless they are persistently thrust upon you.
12. You are invited to resolve upon the increase of your circle of friends, and never to lose an opportunity of winning a well-wisher.
13. This means, of course, that you retain every friend secured, if possible in self-respect—which should not be unduly rigid.
14. The instant recognition of faces and recollection of names is intensely magnetic.
15. Magnetism ignores all caste distinctions, and is friendly toward all.
16. If you would be magnetic in personal relations, you must splendidly believe both in yourself and in other people.
17. The general magnetic attitude is a close compound of the magnetic thought and the success-thought, buoyant in hope and courage and bound together by the magnetic will.
18. In the use of this attitude, every obligation should be regarded as profoundly sacred. The magnetic person cannot be careless in this respect.
19. This book has all along insisted that magnetic success imperatively demands the life of highest honor.