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7. Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people who are persecuted.
10. Narcotics and alcohol.
The desire for sex expression comes at the head of the list of stimuli, which most
effectively “stepup” the vibrations of the mind and start the “wheels” of physical
action. Eight of these stimuli are natural and constructive. Two are destructive.
The list is here presented for the purpose of enabling you to make a comparative
study of the major sources of mind stimulation. From this study, it will be readily
seen that the emotion of sex is, by great odds, the most intense and powerful of
all mind stimuli.
This comparison is necessary as a foundation for proof of the statement that transmutation of sex energy may lift one to the status of a genius. Let us ﬁnd out what
constitutes a genius. Some wiseacre has said that a genius is a man who “wears
long hair, eats queer food, lives alone, and serves as a target for the joke makers.”
A better deﬁnition of a genius is, “a man who has discovered how to increase the
vibrations of thought to the point where he can freely communicate with sources
of knowledge not available through the ordinary rate of vibration of thought.” 162 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH The person who thinks will want to ask some questions concerning this deﬁnition
of genius. The ﬁrst question will be, “How may one communicate with sources of
knowledge which are not available through the ORDINARY rate of vibration of
The next question will be, “Are there known sources of knowledge which are available only to genii, and if so, WHAT ARE THESE SOURCES, and exactly how may
they be reached?”
We shall offer proof of the soundness of some of the more important statements
made in this book-or at least we shall offer evidence through which you may secure your own proof through experimentation, and in doing so, we shall answer
both of these questions. “GENIUS” IS DEVELOPED THROUGH THE SIXTH SENSE
The reality of a “sixth sense” has been fairly well established. This sixth sense
is “Creative Imagination.” The faculty of creative imagination is one which the
majority of people never use during an entire lifetime, and if used at all, it usually happens by mere accident. A relatively small number of people use, WITH
DELIBERATION AND PURPOSE AFORETHOUGHT, the faculty of creative imagination. Those who use this faculty voluntarily, and with understanding of its
functions, are GENII.
The faculty of creative imagination is the direct link between the ﬁnite mind of
man and Inﬁnite Intelligence. All so-called revelations, referred to in the realm
of religion, and all discoveries of basic or new principles in the ﬁeld of invention,
take place through the faculty of creative imagination.
When ideas or concepts ﬂash into one’s mind, through what is popularly called a
“hunch,” they come from one or more of the following sources:1. Inﬁnite Intelligence...
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