Unformatted text preview: “Gentlemen, let us drink a toast to a friend who has returned to
the fold.” 198 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH After that, I began to add new members to my Cabinet, until now it consists of
more than ﬁfty, among them Christ, St. Paul, Galileo, Copernicus, Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, Homer, Voltaire, Bruno, Spinoza, Drummond, Kant, Schopenhauer, Newton, Confucius, Elbert Hubbard, Brann, Ingersol, Wilson, and William
This is the ﬁrst time that I have had the courage to mention this. Heretofore, I
have remained quiet on the subject, because I knew, from my own attitude in
connection with such matters, that I would be misunderstood if I described my
unusual experience. I have been emboldened now to reduce my experience to the
printed page, because I am now less concerned about what “they say” than I was
in the years that have passed. One of the blessings of maturity is that it sometimes
brings one greater courage to be truthful, regardless of what those who do not
understand, may think or say.
Lest I be misunderstood, I wish here to state most emphatically, that I still regard
my Cabinet meetings as being purely imaginary, but I feel entitled to suggest that,
while the members of my Cabinet may be purely ﬁctional, and the meetings existent only in my own imagination, they have led me into glorious paths of adventure, rekindled an appreciation of true greatness, encouraged creative endeavor,
and emboldened the expression of honest thought.
Somewhere in the cell-structure of the brain, is located an organ which receives
vibrations of thought ordinarily called “hunches.” So far, science has not discovered where this organ of the sixth sense is located, but this is not important. The
fact remains that human beings do receive accurate knowledge, through sources
other than the physical senses. Such knowledge, generally, is received when the
mind is under the inﬂuence of extraordinary stimulation. Any emergency which
arouses the emotions, and causes the heart to beat more rapidly than normal
may, and generally does, bring the sixth sense into action. Anyone who has experienced a near accident while driving, knows that on such occasions, the sixth
sense often comes to one’s rescue, and aids, by split seconds, in avoiding the accident.
These facts are mentioned preliminary to a statement of fact which I shall now
make, namely, that during my meetings with the “Invisible Counselors” I ﬁnd my
mind most receptive to ideas, thoughts, and knowledge which reach me through
the sixth sense. I can truthfully say that I owe entirely to my “Invisible Counselors”
full credit for such ideas, facts, or knowledge as I received through “inspiration.”
On scores of occasions, when I have faced emergencies, some of them so grave
that my life was in jeopardy, I have been miraculously guided past these difﬁculties through the inﬂuence of my “Invisible Counselors.”
199 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH My original purpose in conduc...
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