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Unformatted text preview: nows nothing of this faculty. The scientiﬁc inventor (such
as Mr. Edison, and Dr. Gates), makes use of both the synthetic and the creative
faculties of imagination.
For example, the scientiﬁc inventor, or “genius, begins an invention by organizing
and combining the known ideas, or principles accumulated through experience,
through the synthetic faculty (the reasoning faculty). If he ﬁnds this accumulated
knowledge to be insufﬁcient for the completion of his invention, he then draws
upon the sources of knowledge available to him through his creative faculty. The
method by which he does this varies with the individual, but this is the sum and
substance of his procedure:
1. HE STIMULATES HIS MIND SO THAT IT VIBRATES ON A HIGHER-THANAVERAGE PLANE, using one or more of the ten mind stimulants or some other
stimulant of his choice.
2. HE CONCENTRATES upon the known factors (the ﬁnished part) of his invention, and creates in his mind a perfect picture of unknown factors (the unﬁnished
part), of his invention. He holds this picture in mind until it has been taken over
by the subconscious mind, then relaxes by clearing his mind of ALL thought, and
waits for his answer to “ﬂash” into his mind.
Sometimes the results are both deﬁnite and immediate. At other times, the results are negative, depending upon the state of development of the “sixth sense,”
or creative faculty. Mr. Edison tried out more than 10,000 different combinations of ideas through the synthetic faculty of his imagination before he “tuned
in” through the creative faculty, and got the answer which perfected the incandescent light. His experience was similar when he produced the talking machine.
There is plenty of reliable evidence that the faculty of creative imagination exists.
This evidence is available through accurate analysis of men who have become
leaders in their respective callings, without having had extensive educations. Lincoln was a notable example of a great leader who achieved greatness, through
the discovery, and use of his faculty of creative imagination. He discovered, and 166 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH began to use this faculty as the result of the stimulation of love which he experienced after he met Anne Rutledge, a statement of the highest signiﬁcance, in
connection with the study of the source of genius.
The pages of history are ﬁlled with the records of great leaders whose achievements may be traced directly to the inﬂuence of women who aroused the creative
faculties of their minds, through the stimulation of sex desire. Napoleon Bonaparte was one of these.
When inspired by his ﬁrst wife, Josephine, he was irresistible and invincible.
When his “better judgment” or reasoning faculty prompted him to put Josephine
aside, he began to decline. His defeat and St. Helena were not far distant.
If good taste would permit, we might easily mention scores of men, well known
to the American people, who climbed to great heights of achievement under the
stimulating inﬂuence of their wives, only to drop back to destruction AFTER
money and pow...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2012 for the course ACCOUNTING 225 taught by Professor Austin during the Spring '12 term at American.
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