Haanel this week is in peak form. His opening must have lost dozens in his day. The kind of Deity which a man, consciously or unconsciously, worships, indicates the intellectual status of the worshipper.
Especially the unconscious one, in my experience, is a sign of an unexamined life.
The student who masters the contents of Part Seventeen will not mistake the symbols for the reality; he will be interested in causes, rather than effects. He will concentrate on the realities of life, and will then not be disappointed in the results.
The symbols exist in our minds, ‘in here’. The realities exist in the world ‘out here’.
1. We are told that Man has “dominion over all things”; this dominion is established through Mind. Thought is the activity which controls every principle beneath it. The highest principle by reason of its superior essence and qualities necessarily determines the circumstances, aspects…
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