The Power of your Subconscious Mind

The Power of your Subconscious Mind

eBook - 2014
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Bring the incredible force of your subconscious mind under your control with these simple, scientifically proven techniques. Perform miracles of healing; use the Law of Attraction to increase your money-getting powers; win friends; attain peace of mind; even attract the ideal mate. Allow your dreams to help you solve problems and make difficult decisions -- or warn you of potential disaster. Prosperity, happiness and perfect health are yours when you use The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind.
Publisher: [United States] : Wilder Publications, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9781633844209
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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maiki69
Nov 03, 2019

"I have seen miracles happen to men and women in all walks of life all over the world. Miracles will happen to you, too - when you begin using the magic power of your subconscious mind."

Thus begins THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND by Dr. Joseph Murphy, DRS, PhD, DD, LLD (Prentice-Hall, $6.95). For a man who believes in magic, he's got a lot of letters after his name. But then again, the magic Dr. Murphy's peddling here is not your garden variety fare. What he calls "magic", theologians might call "miracles", and scientists "imprinting". The Doctor's "magic" is a hybrid of science and theology that culminates - if you believe his claims - in the subconscious doing remarkable things.

The basic premise of Dr. Murphy's book is that the subconscious mind is capable of incredible accomplishments, if we teach it. Within the subconscious, he asserts, lies all the auto-response systems that keep us alive (breathing, the heart muscle reflex which pumps the blood, commands to our immune system which induces healing, etc.). And unlike the conscious within which we think and form judgments (often to our own detriment), the subconscious is a pure thing by its own, but gets sullied with bad information sent to it by the conscious. As babies, our subconscious minds are pure, free of negative imprints and full of infinite possibilities. The Doctor likens the relationship between the conscious and subconscious to the process of photography: "Your conscious mind is the camera, and your subconscious mind is the sensitive plate on which you register or imprint the picture." Once the plate is exposed to light, an imprint is made and a picture produced. The pictures we create determine our success or failure, health or disease, happiness or discontent. The subconscious makes no judgement either way; it just acts on the images sent by our conscious mind.

When an audience views a motion picture there's something we all do called "suspension of disbelief". Nobody makes a conscious decision to do so (unless the films is really bad); it's just part of the movie-viewing process which adds to the experience by making the film more real. Our subconscious minds are like that movie audience. There is no disbelief in the subconscious ever.

The first step to utilizing the power of your subconscious mind is recognizing it for what it is. "Whatever the conscious . . . believes, the subconscious mind will accept and act upon." It's the simple law of cause and effect.

"Your mind works like a syllogism. This means that whatever major premise your conscious mind assumes to be true determines the conclusion your subconscious mind comes to in regard to any particular question or problem in your mind. If your premise is true, the conclusion must be true . . ."

Of course, if your premise is false the same principle applies; your subconscious mind will reach the conclusion that supports the premise as truth. Therein lies how we trip ourselves up by slipping the wrong message to the subconscious.

If all this sounds very unmagical and even bordering on sound science, it's because it is. In the execution - the effect, if you will - by the subconscious is where things get a little mystical.

"The miracle-working powers of your subconscious mind existed before you and I were born, before any church or world existed. The great eternal truths and principles of life antedate all religions . . . All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody, and the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly.

If, after a week or so of prayer (they're really more like affirmations - claiming fulfillment rather than asking for it because asking acknowledges you're lacking and you don't want the subconscious to know you're lacking or it will reaffirm your lacking straits by providing more lack), your prayers haven't yielded positive results, you must not be doing it right. Re-read the book and try again.

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ahlquista86
Mar 27, 2019

The problem with this book is that it's half truths mixed with pseudo-science/metaphysics. It literally says you can heal physical damage with your thoughts. And of course, if it doesn't work, the book would say, you just didn't have enough "faith". You didn't believe in it enough. Similar to faith healing. Now, your subconscious mind is in fact very powerful. It does influence your actions and life. But it CAN NOT heal physical wounds. It cannot make a blind person see. If that was true, there wouldn't be a need for medicine or doctors. This book is dangerous in a sense, because those who are unable to see between the lines, will be disappointed and distraught when they can't heal their scoliosis or nerve damage with their thoughts.

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writermala
Apr 09, 2017

What a powerful book. I have tried some of the suggestions in the book and agree with the author that the subconscious has infinite power. Joseph Murphy stresses the importance of our thoughts. He says, "just as water takes the shape of the pipe it flows through, the life principle in you flows through you according to the nature of your thoughts." The author also quotes great thinkers both of yesteryear and of our time. He quotes, Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, "Do the thing you are afraid to do, and the death of fear is certain. The book is indeed a keeper."

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zapidan
Dec 11, 2016

You have to read between the lines. The idea is not new, it basically describes "the law of attraction" (think "The Secret") but in a religious way. The book is old (60s) so some stories he tells seem really out of date, also some slight misogynous notes. You can still get some value out of the book though but just beware the author was a minister and he just repeats the same story over and over with references to God and the bible everywhere. If you want to read a spiritual more scientific / psychologic book this is definitely not it.

ctickell Oct 03, 2011

the author was born in the late 1800's so this is nothing new, we just need to apply what he is informing us of and don't go back to the "old" way of doing things!!
Enjoy the ride.

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slowsecuritywhimps
Apr 15, 2011

I have been at the Holds position 2 slot for almost six weeks or more, lets go here.

neko Feb 03, 2011

Murphy explains how your thoughts create your habits and behaviours. Change your habitual thoughts and you create a new life.

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hermina
Jan 19, 2011

Great tool! Use it!

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maiki69
Nov 03, 2019

. . . asking acknowledges you're lacking and you don't want the subconscious to know you're lacking or it will reaffirm your lacking straits by providing more lack . . .
http://www.penhead.org/

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renathanobre
Aug 10, 2018

If you are afraid of failure, give attention to success. If you are afraid of sickness, dwell on perfect health. If you are afraid of an accident, dwell on the guidance and protection of God. If you are afraid of death, dwell on eternal life. God is life, and that is your life now

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maiki69
Nov 03, 2019

According to THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND by Dr. Joseph Murphy, DRS, PhD, DD, LLD (Prentice-Hall, $6.95), the first step to utilizing the power of your subconscious mind is recognizing it for what it is. "Whatever the conscious . . . believes, the subconscious mind will accept and act upon." It's the simple law of cause and effect.

"Your mind works like a syllogism. This means that whatever major premise your conscious mind assumes to be true determines the conclusion your subconscious mind comes to in regard to any particular question or problem in your mind. If your premise is true, the conclusion must be true . . ."

Of course, if your premise is false the same principle applies; your subconscious mind will reach the conclusion that supports the premise as truth. Therein lies how we trip ourselves up by slipping the wrong message to the subconscious.

If all this sounds very unmagical and even bordering on sound science, it's because it is. In the execution - the effect, if you will - by the subconscious is where things get a little mystical.

It should come as no suprise that a doctor of religious studies would muddy his science with religion. He even uses the term "Creative Intelligence" when describing the power that created him - some forty years before the hijacking of March of the Penguins by a certain Virginia Beach televangelist in his crusade to get Creation recognized in the science curriculum of public schools. (Oops. Did I say Creation? I meant Intelligent Design.) To the Doctor's credit, though, he's not pushing one faith over another. In fact, he maintains prayers are answered not because of religious affiliation, but "because of belief or mental acceptance and receptivity about that for which [you] pray." And that's where it gets veiled and mystical. There is, by Dr. Murphy's account, an unseen force that intervenes through what he tags "scientific prayer". A force unleashed by the subconscious mind.

"The miracle-working powers of your subconscious mind existed before you and I were born, before any church or world existed. The great eternal truths and principles of life antedate all religions . . . All you have to do is unite mentally and emotionally with the good you wish to embody, and the creative powers of your subconscious will respond accordingly.

If that doesn't make the hair on your arms tingle, what will? Unfortunately, like most books with a religious bent, failure is placed squarely on the shoulders of the practitioner. If, after a week or so of prayer (they're really more like affirmations - claiming fulfillment rather than asking for it because asking acknowledges you're lacking and you don't want the subconscious to know you're lacking or it will reaffirm your lacking straits by providing more lack), your prayers haven't yielded positive results, you must not be doing it right. Re-read the book and try again, bearing in mind your goal is positive change. Or as Dr. Murphy says, "Keep on, keeping on until the day breaks and the shadows flee away."

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