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The procedure was this. Just before going to sleep at night,
                                                                 I would shut my eyes, and see, in my imagination, this
                                                                 group of men seated with me around my Council Table.
                                                                 Here I had not only an opportunity to sit among those
                                                                 whom I considered to be great, but I actually dominated
                                                                 the group, by serving as the Chairman.
                The Invisible Counselors
                                                                 I had a very DEFINITE PURPOSE in indulging my imagi-
                                                                 nation through these nightly meetings. My purpose was to
                                                                 rebuild my own character so it would represent a composite
            This Intelligence may, through the principles of this   of the characters of my imaginary counselors. Realizing,
                                                                 as I did, early in life, that I had to overcome the handicap
            philosophy, be induced to aid in transmuting DE-
                                                                 of birth in an environment of ignorance and superstition,
            SIRES into concrete, or material form. The author
                                                                 I deliberately assigned myself the task of voluntary rebirth
            has this knowledge, because he has experimented with
                                                                 through the method here described.
            it— and has EXPERIENCED IT.
                                                                       BUILDING CHARACTER THROUGH
            Step by step, through the preceding chapters, you have been
            led to this, the last principle. If you have mastered each of
            the preceding principles, you are now prepared to accept,
            without being skeptical, the stupendous claims made here.   Being an earnest student of psychology, I knew, of
            If you have not mastered the other principles, you must do   course, that all men have become what they are, be-
            so before you may determine, defi nitely, whether or not the   cause of their DOMINATING THOUGHTS AND
            claims made in this chapter are fact or fi ction.     DESIRES. I knew that every deeply seated desire has
                                                                 the effect of causing one to seek outward expression
            While I was passing through the age of “hero-worship” I   through which that desire may be transmuted into re-
            found myself trying to imitate those whom I most admired.   ality. I knew that self-suggestion is a powerful factor in
            Moreover, I discovered that the element of FAITH, with
                                                                 building character, that it is, in fact, the sole principle
            which I endeavored to imitate my idols, gave me great
                                                                 through which character is builded.
            capacity to do so quite successfully.
                                                                 With this knowledge of the principles of mind op-
            I have never entirely divested myself of this habit of hero-
            worship, although I have passed the age commonly given   eration, I was fairly well armed with the equipment
            over to such. My experience has taught me that the next   needed in rebuilding my character. In these imaginary
            best thing to being truly great, is to emulate the great, by   Council meetings I called on my Cabinet members for
            feeling and action, as nearly as possible.           the knowledge I wished each to contribute, addressing
                                                                 myself to each member in audible words, as follows:
            Long before I had ever written a line for publication, or en-
            deavored to deliver a speech in public, I followed the habit   “Mr. Emerson, I desire to acquire from you the marvel-
            of reshaping my own character, by trying to imitate the   ous understanding of Nature which distinguished your
            nine men whose lives and life-works had been most impres-  life. I ask that you make an impress upon my subconscious
            sive to me. These nine men were, Emerson, Paine, Edison,   mind, of whatever qualities you possessed, which enabled
            Darwin, Lincoln, Burbank, Napoleon, Ford, and Carnegie.
                                                                 you to understand and adapt yourself to the laws of
                                                                 Nature. I ask that you assist me in reaching and drawing
            Every night, over a long period of years, I held an imaginary
            Council meeting with this group whom I called my “Invis-  upon whatever sources of knowledge are available to this
            ible Counselors.”                                    end.

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