This book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories. It is intended for the men and women whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.
It is expected that the listener will take the fundamental statements upon faith, just as he would take statements concerning a law of electrical action if they were promulgated by a Marconi or an Edison; and, taking the statements upon faith, that he will prove their truth by acting upon them without fear or hesitation. Every man or woman who does this will certainly get rich; for the science herein applied is an exact science, and failure is impossible.
For the benefit, however, of those who wish to investigate philosophical theories and so secure a logical basis for faith, I will here cite certain authorities: The monistic theory of the universe; the theory that One is All, and that All is One; that one Substance manifests itself as the seeming many elements of the material world - is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for 200 years. It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and of those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson. The reader who would dig to the philosophical foundations of this is advised to read Hegel and Emerson for himself.
In writing this book I have sacrificed all other considerations to plainness and simplicity of style, so that all might understand. The plan of action laid down therein was deduced from the conclusions of philosophy; it has been thoroughly tested, and bears the supreme test of practical experiment; it works. If you wish to know how the conclusions were arrived at, read the writings of the authors mentioned above; and if you wish to reap the fruits of their philosophies in actual practice, read this book and do exactly as it tells you to do.
In Mr. Wattles' book, The Science of Being Great, you will get methods, plans, carefully outlined instruction, for the highest self-development and training for efficient living.
The Science of Being Well: If you are well this book will tell you how to keep so. If you are seeking better health this book is for you.
Each book builds upon the previous one to construct a complete, simple, practical, easy-to-understand, step-by-step system for getting rich, being healthy, and becoming successful.
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This is NOT a recording of the original books. The content has been heavily modified to suit the opinions of the editor and it has not been clearly indicated what they changed. If I wanted to read about that the WAPF thougth about what one should eat I would buy a book from them. Very dissapointing. Do not buy this book.
He read much too fast. No pauses for paragraphs, chapter changes, etc...
This trilogy is out of order. The first book in the series is: "The Science of Getting Rich", followed by "the Science of Being Great" then "the Science of Being Well." This audio book starts with "the Science of Being Great." "The Science of Getting Rich" is last and I don't know if this was intentional or not. Either way I'm getting a refund and will purchase the other version of this book from Big Happy Family, LLC. Don't buy this version unless you want to save a dollar and don't mind titles out of order.
I commute several hours a week. Audio books entertain me and help me use the drive time wisely - balancing learning and entertainment.
Content is timeless but trilogy is out of order.
He read way too fast, as if a teacher was standing over him rushing him. No pauses for effect, no pauses in between major ideas or chapters. His style was so disruptive, I had a difficult time focusing on the material. I'd love to find the book with a different narrator.
I would probably listen to it a second time, but not a third. The narration is fine; the writing is definitely dated.
This is one (or rather, three) of a kind.
Jason did a good job with narration. He had some excellent content to work with, but it was buried in a writing style that was obsolete a hundred years ago.
Thoughts create things. They didn't actually use those words, but they sum up the whole law of attraction (which may not have actually been so named at the time these books were written).
I'm a self professed self-improvement junkie. My focus, to be honest, has been largely on increasing my financial wherewithal. I've read and listened to material by some of the greatest on this topic, including Harv Eker, Joe Vitale, and many others. I worked backwards to find the roots of their teaching - and it all seems to start with this guy with the goofy name, Wallace D. Wattles.
So my advice to you is, if you want to improve your health, your wealth, or your general position in the world, start here and go in whatever direction is appropriate for you, rather than working backwards as I did. This is the source.
it really pushes one's own views of thought to the forefront and gives clear and defined paths to achieving one's goals if so desired
Wattles puts his information in the most simplistic form that can be asimililated by the minds of the intellect as well as the layman. The ideas are coherently placed enabling the reader to see clearly what he speaks about.
The narrator omits all bible scripture spoken by Jesus which is written in the original book. however since the entire book makes reference of GOD he chooses to reference GOD, but not the ones referencing Jesus. These omitted text however makes it clearer to the christian reader how to go about interpreting the book.
Great read however you need to read the book while listening to the audiobook because some of the major aspects can pass you by without your awareness. The narrator also makes silly mistakes in pronunciation or word choice which is not picked up and edited by the publisher.
This was a positive book with typical self help motivations. His definition of "science" seems to be a big miss unless science equals what I think and feel is true. Many logical fallacies. This would serve as a great practical exercise to spot all the different logical fallacies. Overall, I got a few points out of the book (focus on the positive and steer toward goals) but the author quickly lost credibility with nonsensical claims and some straight weirdness.
The material written by Wallace D wattles is fantastic! I think Jason McCoy does a fine job of narrating it, with only a few mispronunciations.
The books included here are very inspiring, extremely motivating, and provide a roadmap for achieving one's most dearly held ambitions and dreams.
However approximately 75% of the material in which Jesus is quoted is missing from this version as compared with the print version published by Soho books.
The narrator could have been a bit more expressive. I found his delivery to be a bit deadpan. In addition, there are a few mispronunciations.
However, it is well worth the listening time. This is actually three books in one: all three of the books of The Wisdom of Wallace D Wattles, including The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great and The Science of Being Well.
This version of the collection is missing at least three entire chapters in The Science of Being Great: chapter 18 - Jesus' Idea of Greatness, chapter 19 - A View of Evolution, and chapter 20 - Serving God.
Further, entire passages are missing elsewhere. For instance, in Chapter 14 of The Science of Getting Rich, entitled The Impression of Increase, most of a paragraph is missing: "This law of perpetual increase is set forth by Jesus in the parable of the talents; only those who gain more retain any; from whom he hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath."
This book should not be listed as unabridged. It is edited and redacted.
My whole life has changed. The simplicity of it's truth is ever so refreshing. Great
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