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-THE MYSTERY OF SEX TRANSMUTATION
The Tenth Step toward Riches
THE meaning of the word "transmute" is, in simple language, "the
changing, or transferring of one element, or form of energy, into
The emotion of sex brings into being a state of mind.
Because of ignorance on the subject, this state of mind is generally
associated with the physical, and because of improper influences,
to which most people have been subjected, in acquiring knowledge
of sex, things essentially physical have highly biased the mind.
The emotion of sex has back of it the possibility of three constructive
potentialities, they are:--
The perpetuation of mankind.
The maintenance of health, (as a therapeutic agency,
it has no equal).
The transformation of mediocrity into genius through
Sex transmutation is simple and easily explained. It means the
switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression, to thoughts
of some other nature.
Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires.
[paragraph continues] When driven by this desire, men develop
keenness of imagination, courage, will-power, persistence, and creative
ability unknown to them at other times. So strong and impelling
is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of
life and reputation to indulge it. When harnessed, and redirected
along other lines, this motivating force maintains all of its attributes
of keenness of imagination, courage, etc., which may be used as
powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession
or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches.
The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of will-power,
to be sure, but the reward is worth the effort. The desire for sexual
expression is inborn and natural. The desire cannot, and should
not be submerged or eliminated. But it should be given an outlet
through forms of expression which enrich the body, mind, and spirit
of man. If not given this form of outlet, through transmutation,
it will seek outlets through purely physical channels.
A river may be dammed, and its water controlled for a time, but
eventually, it will force an outlet. The same is true of the emotion
of sex. It may be submerged and controlled for a time, but its very
nature causes it to be ever seeking means of expression. If it is
not transmuted into some creative effort it will find a less worthy
Fortunate, indeed, is the person who has discovered how to give
sex emotion an outlet through some form of creative effort, for
he has, by that discovery, lifted himself to the status of a genius.
Scientific research has disclosed these significant facts:
The men of greatest achievement are men with highly developed
sex natures; men who have learned the art of sex transmutation.
The men who have accumulated great fortunes and achieved
outstanding recognition in literature, art, industry, architecture,
and the professions, were motivated by the influence of
The research from which these astounding discoveries were made,
went back through the pages of biography and history for more than
two thousand years. Wherever there was evidence available in connection
with the lives of men and women of great achievement, it indicated
most convincingly that they possessed highly developed sex natures.
The emotion of sex is an "irresistible force," against
which there can be no such opposition as an "immovable body."
When driven by this emotion, men become gifted with a super power
for action. Understand this truth, and you will catch the significance
of the statement that sex transmutation will lift one to the status
of a genius.
The emotion of sex contains the secret of creative ability.
Destroy the sex glands, whether in man or beast, and you have
removed the major source of action. For proof of this, observe what
happens to any animal after it has been castrated. A bull becomes
as docile as a cow after it has been altered sexually. Sex alteration
takes out of the male, whether man or beast, all the FIGHT that
was in him. Sex alteration of the female has the same effect.
THE TEN MIND STIMULI
The human mind responds to stimuli, through which it may be "keyed
up" to high rates of vibration, known as enthusiasm, creative
imagination, intense desire, etc. The stimuli to which the mind
responds most freely are:--
The desire for sex expression
A burning desire for fame, power, or financial gain,
Friendship between either those of the same sex, or those
of the opposite sex.
A Master Mind alliance based upon the harmony of two
or more people who ally themselves for spiritual or temporal
Mutual suffering, such as that experienced by people
who are persecuted.
Narcotics and alcohol.
The desire for sex expression comes at the head of the list of
stimuli, which most effectively "step-up" 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."
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 thought?"
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:--
One's subconscious mind, wherein is stored every
sense impression and thought impulse which ever reached
the brain through any of the five senses
From the mind of some other person who has just released
the thought, or picture of the idea or concept, through
conscious thought, or
From the other person's subconscious storehouse.
There are no other KNOWN sources from which "inspired"
ideas or "hunches" may be received.
The creative imagination functions best when the mind is vibrating
(due to some form of mind stimulation) at an exceedingly high rate.
That is, when the mind is functioning at a rate of vibration higher
than that of ordinary, normal thought.
When brain action has been stimulated, through one or more of
the ten mind stimulants, it has the effect of lifting the individual
far above the horizon of ordinary thought, and permits him to envision
distance, scope, and quality of THOUGHTS not available on the lower
plane, such as that occupied while one is engaged in the solution
of the problems of business and professional routine.
When lifted to this higher level of thought, through any form
of mind stimulation, an individual occupies, relatively, the same
position as one who has ascended in an airplane to a height from
which he may see over and beyond the horizon line which limits his
vision, while on the ground. Moreover, while on this higher level
of thought, the individual is not hampered or bound by any of the
stimuli which circumscribe and limit his vision while wrestling
with the problems of gaining the three basic necessities of food,
clothing, and shelter. He is in a world of thought in which the
ORDINARY, work-a-day thoughts have been as effectively removed as
are the hills and valleys and other limitations of physical vision,
when he rises in an airplane.
While on this exalted plane of THOUGHT, the creative faculty
of the mind is given freedom for action. The way has been cleared
for the sixth sense to function, it becomes receptive to ideas which
could not reach the individual under any other circumstances. The "sixth
sense" is the faculty which marks the difference between a
genius and an ordinary individual.
The creative faculty becomes more alert and receptive to vibrations,
originating outside the individual's subconscious mind, the
more this faculty is used, and the more the individual relies upon
it, and makes demands upon it for thought impulses. This faculty
can be cultivated and developed only through use.
That which is known as one's "conscience" operates
entirely through the faculty of the sixth sense.
The great artists, writers, musicians, and poets become great,
because they acquire the habit of relying upon the "still small
voice" which speaks from within, through the faculty of creative
imagination. It is a fact well known to people who have "keen"
imaginations that their best ideas come through so-called "hunches."
There is a great orator who does not attain to greatness, until
he closes his eyes and begins to rely entirely upon the faculty
of Creative Imagination. When asked why he closed his eyes just
before the climaxes of his oratory, he replied, "I do it, because,
then I speak through ideas which come to me from within."
One of America's most successful and best known financiers
followed the habit of closing his eyes for two or three minutes
before making a decision. When asked why he did this, he replied, "With
my eyes closed, I am able to draw upon a source of superior intelligence."
The late Dr. Elmer R. Gates, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, created
more than 200 useful patents, many of them basic, through the process
of cultivating and using the creative faculty. His method is both
significant and interesting to one interested in attaining to the
status of genius, in which category Dr. Gates, unquestionably belonged.
Dr. Gates was one of the really great, though less publicized scientists
of the world.
In his laboratory, he had what he called his "personal communication
room." It was practically sound proof, and so arranged that
all light could be shut out. It was equipped with a small table,
on which he kept a pad of writing paper. In front of the table,
on the wall, was an electric pushbutton, which controlled the lights.
When Dr. Gates desired to draw upon the forces available to him
through his Creative Imagination, he would go into this room, seat
himself at the table, shut off the lights, and CONCENTRATE upon
the KNOWN factors of the invention on which he was working, remaining
in that position until ideas began to "flash" into his
mind in connection with the UNKNOWN factors of the invention.
On one occasion, ideas came through so fast that he was forced
to write for almost three hours. When the thoughts stopped flowing,
and he examined his notes, he found they contained a minute description
of principles which had not a parallel among the known data of the
Moreover, the answer to his problem was intelligently presented
in those notes. In this manner Dr. Gates completed over 200 patents,
which had been begun, but not completed, by "half-baked"
brains. Evidence of the truth of this statement is in the United
States Patent Office.
Dr. Gates earned his living by "sitting for ideas"
for individuals and corporations. Some of the largest corporations
in America paid him substantial fees, by the hour, for "sitting
The reasoning faculty is often faulty, because it is largely
guided by one's accumulated experience. Not all knowledge, which
one accumulates through "experience," is accurate. Ideas
received through the creative faculty are much more reliable, for
the reason that they come from sources more reliable than any which
are available to the reasoning faculty of the mind.
The major difference between the genius and the ordinary "crank"
inventor, may be found in the fact that the genius works through
his faculty of creative imagination, while the "crank"
knows nothing of this faculty. The scientific inventor (such as
Mr. Edison, and Dr. Gates), makes use of both the synthetic and
the creative faculties of imagination.
For example, the scientific inventor, or "genius,"
begins an invention by organizing and combining the known ideas,
or principles accumulated through experience, through the synthetic
faculty (the reasoning faculty). If he finds this accumulated knowledge
to be insufficient for the completion of his invention, he then
draws upon the sources of knowledge available to him through his
creative faculty. The method by which he does this varies with the
individual, but this is the sum and substance of his procedure:
HE STIMULATES HIS MIND SO THAT IT VIBRATES ON A HIGHER-THAN-AVERAGE
PLANE, using one or more of the ten mind stimulants or some
other stimulant of his choice.
HE CONCENTRATES upon the known factors (the finished
part) of his invention, and creates in his mind a perfect
picture of unknown factors (the unfinished part), of his
invention. He holds this picture in mind until it has been
taken over by the subconscious mind, then relaxes by clearing
his mind of ALL thought, and waits for his answer to "flash"
into his mind.
Sometimes the results are both definite and immediate. At other
times, the results are negative, depending upon the state of development
of the "sixth sense," or creative faculty.
Mr. Edison tried out more than 10,000 different combinations
of ideas through the synthetic faculty of his imagination before
he "tuned in" through the creative faculty, and got the
answer which perfected the incandescent light. His experience was
similar when he produced the talking machine.
There is plenty of reliable evidence that the faculty of creative
imagination exists. This evidence is available through accurate
analysis of men who have become leaders in their respective callings,
without having had extensive educations. Lincoln was a notable example
of a great leader who achieved greatness, through the discovery,
and use of his faculty of creative imagination. He discovered, and
began to use this faculty as the result of the stimulation of love
which he experienced after he met Anne Rutledge, a statement of
the highest significance, in connection with the study of the source
The pages of history are filled with the records of great leaders
whose achievements may be traced directly to the influence of women
who aroused the creative faculties of their minds, through the stimulation
of sex desire. Napoleon Bonaparte was one of these. When inspired
by his first wife, Josephine, he was irresistible and invincible.
When his "better judgment" or reasoning faculty prompted
him to put Josephine aside, he began to decline. His defeat and
St. Helena were not far distant.
If good taste would permit, we might easily mention scores of
men, well known to the American people, who climbed to great heights
of achievement under the stimulating influence of their wives, only
to drop back to destruction AFTER money and power went to their
heads, and they put aside the old wife for a new one. Napoleon was
not the only man to discover that sex influence, from the right
source, is more powerful than any substitute of expediency,
which may be created by mere reason.
The human mind responds to stimulation!
Among the greatest, and most powerful of these stimuli is the
urge of sex. When harnessed and transmuted, this driving force is
capable of lifting men into that higher sphere of thought which
enables them to master the sources of worry and petty annoyance
which beset their pathway on the lower plane.
Unfortunately, only the genii have made the discovery. Others
have accepted the experience of sex urge, without discovering one
of its major potentialities--a fact which accounts for the great
number of "others" as compared to the limited number of
For the purpose of refreshing the memory, in connection with
the facts available from the biographies of certain men, we here
present the names of a few men of outstanding achievement, each
of whom was known to have been of a highly sexed nature. The genius
which was their's, undoubtedly found its source of power in
transmuted sex energy:
RALPH WALDO EMERSON
ELBERT H. GARY
JOHN H. PATTERSON
Your own knowledge of biography will enable you to add to this
list. Find, if you can, a single man, in all history of civilization,
who achieved outstanding success in any calling, who was not driven
by a well developed sex nature.
If you do not wish to rely upon biographies of men not now living,
take inventory of those whom you know to be men of great achievement,
and see if you can find one among them who is not highly sexed.
Sex energy is the creative energy of all genii. There never
has been, and never will be a great leader, builder, or artist lacking
in this driving force of sex.
Surely no one will misunderstand these statements to mean that
ALL who are highly sexed are genii! Man attains to the status of
a genius ONLY when, and IF, he stimulates his mind so that it draws
upon the forces available, through the creative faculty of the imagination.
Chief among the stimuli with which this "stepping up"
of the vibrations may be produced is sex energy. The mere possession
of this energy is not sufficient to produce a genius. The energy
must be transmuted from desire for physical contact, into
some other form of desire and action, before it will lift
one to the status of a genius.
Far from becoming genii, because of great sex desires, the majority
of men lower themselves, through misunderstanding and misuse
of this great force, to the status of the lower animals.
WHY MEN SELDOM SUCCEED BEFORE FORTY
I discovered, from the analysis of over 25,000 people, that men
who succeed in an outstanding way, seldom do so before the age of
forty, and more often they do not strike their real pace until they
are well beyond the age of fifty. This fact was so astounding that
it prompted me to go into the study of its cause most carefully,
carrying the investigation over a period of more than twelve years.
This study disclosed the fact that the major reason why the majority
of men who succeed do not begin to do so before the age of forty
to fifty, is their tendency to DISSIPATE their energies through
over indulgence in physical expression of the emotion of sex. The
majority of men never learn that the urge of sex has other
possibilities, which far transcend in importance, that of mere physical
expression. The majority of those who make this discovery, do so
after having wasted many years at a period when the sex energy
is at its height, prior to the age of forty-five to fifty. This
usually is followed by noteworthy achievement.
The lives of many men up to, and sometimes well past the age
of forty, reflect a continued dissipation of energies, which could
have been more profitably turned into better channels. Their finer
and more powerful emotions are sown wildly to the four winds. Out
of this habit of the male, grew the term, "sowing his wild
The desire for sexual expression is by far the strongest and
most impelling of all the human emotions, and for this very reason
this desire, when harnessed and transmuted into action, other
than that of physical expression, may raise one to the status of
One of America's most able business men frankly admitted
that his attractive secretary was responsible for most of the plans
he created. He admitted that her presence lifted him to heights
of creative imagination, such as he could experience under no other
One of the most successful men in America owes most of his success
to the influence of a very charming young woman, who has served
as his source of inspiration for more than twelve years. Everyone
knows the man to whom this reference is made, but not everyone knows
the REAL SOURCE of his achievements.
History is not lacking in examples of men who attained to the
status of genii, as the result of the use of artificial mind stimulants
in the form of alcohol and narcotics. Edgar Allen Poe wrote the "Raven"
while under the influence of liquor, "dreaming dreams that
mortal never dared to dream before." James Whitcomb Riley did
his best writing while under the influence of alcohol. Perhaps it
was thus he saw "the ordered intermingling of the real and
the dream, the mill above the river, and the mist above the stream."
Robert Burns wrote best when intoxicated, "For Auld Lang Syne,
my dear, we'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne."
But let it be remembered that many such men have destroyed themselves
in the end. Nature has prepared her own potions with which men may
safely stimulate their minds so they vibrate on a plane that enables
them to tune in to fine and rare thoughts which come from--no man
knows where! No satisfactory substitute for Nature's stimulants
has ever been found.
It is a fact well known to psychologists that there is a very
close relationship between sex desires and spiritual urges--a fact
which accounts for the peculiar behavior of people who participate
in the orgies known as religious "revivals," common among
the primitive types.
The world is ruled, and the destiny of civilization is established,
by the human emotions. People are influenced in their actions, not
by reason so much as by "feelings." The creative faculty
of the mind is set into action entirely by emotions, and not
by cold reason. The most powerful of all human emotions is that
of sex. There are other mind stimulants, some of which have been
listed, but no one of them, nor all of them combined, can equal
the driving power of sex.
A mind stimulant is any influence which will either temporarily,
or permanently, increase the vibrations of thought. The ten major
stimulants, described, are those most commonly resorted to. Through
these sources one may commune with Infinite Intelligence, or enter,
at will, the storehouse of the subconscious mind, either one's
own, or that of another person, a procedure which is all there
is of genius.
A teacher, who has trained and directed the efforts of more than
30,000 sales people, made the astounding discovery that highly sexed
men are the most efficient salesmen. The explanation is, that the
factor of personality known as "personal magnetism" is
nothing more nor less than sex energy. Highly sexed people always
have a plentiful supply of magnetism. Through cultivation and understanding,
this vital force may be drawn upon and used to great advantage in
the relationships between people. This energy may be communicated
to others through the following media:
The hand-shake. The touch of the hand indicates, instantly,
the presence of magnetism, or the lack of it.
The tone of voice. Magnetism, or sex energy, is the factor
with which the voice may be colored, or made musical and
Posture and carriage of the body. Highly sexed people
move briskly, and with grace and ease.
The vibrations of thought. Highly sexed people mix the
emotion of sex with their thoughts, or may do so at will,
and in that way, may influence those around them.
Body adornment. People who are highly sexed are usually
very careful about their personal appearance. They usually
select clothing of a style becoming to their personality,
physique, complexion, etc.
When employing salesmen, the more capable sales manager looks
for the quality of personal magnetism as the first requirement
of a salesman. People who lack sex energy will never become enthusiastic
nor inspire others with enthusiasm, and enthusiasm is one of the
most important requisites in salesmanship, no matter what one is
The public speaker, orator, preacher, lawyer, or salesman who
is lacking in sex energy is a "flop," as far as being
able to influence others is concerned. Couple with this the fact,
that most people can be influenced only through an appeal to their
emotions, and you will understand the importance of sex energy as
a part of the salesman's native ability. Master salesmen attain
the status of mastery in selling, because they, either consciously,
or unconsciously, transmute the energy of sex into SALES
ENTHUSIASM! In this statement may be found a very practical suggestion
as to the actual meaning of sex transmutation.
The salesman who knows how to take his mind off the subject of
sex, and direct it in sales effort with as much enthusiasm and determination
as he would apply to its original purpose, has acquired the art
of sex transmutation, whether he knows it or not. The majority of
salesmen who transmute their sex energy do so without being in the
least aware of what they are doing, or how they are doing it.
Transmutation of sex energy calls for more will power than the
average person cares to use for this purpose. Those who find it
difficult to summon will-power sufficient for transmutation, may
gradually acquire this ability. Though this requires will-power,
the reward for the practice is more than worth the effort.
The entire subject of sex is one with which the majority of people
appear to be unpardonably ignorant. The urge of sex has been grossly
misunderstood, slandered, and burlesqued by the ignorant and the
evil minded, for so long that the very word sex is seldom used in
polite society. Men and women who are known to be blessed--yes,
BLESSED--with highly sexed natures, are usually looked upon as being
people who will bear watching. Instead of being called blessed,
they are usually called cursed.
Millions of people, even in this age of enlightenment, have inferiority
complexes which they developed because of this false belief that
a highly sexed nature is a curse. These statements, of the virtue
of sex energy, should not be construed as justification for the
libertine. The emotion of sex is a virtue ONLY when used intelligently,
and with discrimination. It may be misused, and often is, to such
an extent that it debases, instead of enriches, both body and mind.
The better use of this power is the burden of this chapter.
It seemed quite significant to the author, when he made the discovery
that practically every great leader, whom he had the privilege of
analyzing, was a man whose achievements were largely inspired by
a woman. In many instances, the "woman in the case" was
a modest, self-denying wife, of whom the public had heard but little
or nothing. In a few instances, the source of inspiration has been
traced to the "other woman." Perhaps such cases may not
be entirely unknown to you.
Intemperance in sex habits is just as detrimental as intemperance
in habits of drinking and eating. In this age in which we live,
an age which began with the world war, intemperance in habits of
sex is common. This orgy of indulgence may account for the shortage
of great leaders. No man can avail himself of the forces of his
creative imagination, while dissipating them. Man is the only creature
on earth which violates Nature's purpose in this connection.
Every other animal indulges its sex nature in moderation, and with
purpose which harmonizes with the laws of nature. Every other animal
responds to the call of sex only in "season." Man's
inclination is to declare "open season."
Every intelligent person knows that stimulation in excess, through
alcoholic drink and narcotics, is a form of intemperance which destroys
the vital organs of the body, including the brain. Not every person
knows, however, that over indulgence in sex expression may become
a habit as destructive and as detrimental to creative effort as
narcotics or liquor.
A sex-mad man is not essentially different than a dope-mad man!
Both have lost control over their faculties of reason and will-power.
Sexual overindulgence may not only destroy reason and willpower,
but it may also lead to either temporary, or permanent insanity.
Many cases of hypochondria (imaginary illness) grow out of habits
developed in ignorance of the true function of sex.
From these brief references to the subject, it may be readily
seen that ignorance on the subject of sex transmutation, forces
stupendous penalties upon the ignorant on the one hand, and withholds
from them equally stupendous benefits, on the other.
Widespread ignorance on the subject of sex is due to the fact
that the subject has been surrounded with mystery and beclouded
by dark silence. The conspiracy of mystery and silence has had the
same effect upon the minds of young people that the psychology of
prohibition had. The result has been increased curiosity, and desire
to acquire more knowledge on this "verboten" subject;
and to the shame of all lawmakers, and most physicians--by training
best qualified to educate youth on that subject--information has
not been easily available.
Seldom does an individual enter upon highly creative effort in
any field of endeavor before the age of forty. The average man reaches
the period of his greatest capacity to create between forty and
sixty. These statements are based upon analysis of thousands of
men and women who have been carefully observed. They should be encouraging
to those who fail to arrive before the age of forty, and to those
who become frightened at the approach of "old age," around
the forty-year mark. The years between forty and fifty are, as a
rule, the most fruitful. Man should approach this age, not with
fear and trembling, but with hope and eager anticipation.
If you want evidence that most men do not begin to do their best
work before the age of forty, study the records of the most successful
men known to the American people, and you will find it. Henry Ford
had not "hit his pace" of achievement until he had passed
the age of forty. Andrew Carnegie was well past forty before he
began to reap the reward of his efforts. James J. Hill was still
running a telegraph key at the age of forty. His stupendous achievements
took place after that age. Biographies of American industrialists
and financiers are filled with evidence that the period from forty
to sixty is the most productive age of man.
Between the ages of thirty and forty, man begins to learn (if
he ever learns), the art of sex transmutation. This discovery is
generally accidental, and more often than otherwise, the man who
makes it is totally unconscious of his discovery. He may observe
that his powers of achievement have increased around the age of
thirty-five to forty, but in most cases, he is not familiar with
the cause of this change; that Nature begins to harmonize the emotions
of love and sex in the individual, between the ages of thirty and
forty, so that he may draw upon these great forces, and apply them
jointly as stimuli to action.
Sex, alone, is a mighty urge to action, but its forces are like
a cyclone--they are often uncontrollable. When the emotion of love
begins to mix itself with the emotion of sex, the result is calmness
of purpose, poise, accuracy of judgment, and balance. What person,
who has attained to the age of forty, is so unfortunate as to be
unable to analyze these statements, and to corroborate them by his
When driven by his desire to please a woman, based solely upon
the emotion of sex, a man may be, and usually is, capable of great
achievement, but his actions may be disorganized, distorted, and
totally destructive. When driven by his desire to please a woman,
based upon the motive of sex alone, a man may steal, cheat, and
even commit murder. But when the emotion of LOVE is mixed with the
emotion of sex, that same man will guide his actions with more sanity,
balance, and reason.
Criminologists have discovered that the most hardened criminals
can be reformed through the influence of a woman's love. There
is no record of a criminal having been reformed solely through the
sex influence. These facts are well known, but their cause is not.
Reformation comes, if at all, through the heart, or the emotional
side of man, not through his head, or reasoning side. Reformation
means, "a change of heart." It does not mean a "change
of head." A man may, because of reason, make certain changes
in his personal conduct to avoid the consequences of undesirable
effects, but GENUINE REFORMATION comes only through a change of
heart--through a DESIRE to change.
Love, Romance, and Sex are all emotions capable of driving men
to heights of super achievement. Love is the emotion which serves
as a safety valve, and insures balance, poise, and constructive
effort. When combined, these three emotions may lift one to an altitude
of a genius. There are genii, however, who know but little of the
emotion of love. Most of them may be found engaged in some form
of action which is destructive, or at least, not based upon justice
and fairness toward others. If good taste would permit, a dozen
genii could be named in the field of industry and finance, who ride
ruthlessly over the rights of their fellow men. They seem totally
lacking in conscience. The reader can easily supply his own list
of such men.
The emotions are states of mind. Nature has provided man with
a "chemistry of the mind" which operates in a manner similar
to the principles of chemistry of matter. It is a well known fact
that, through the aid of chemistry of matter, a chemist may create
a deadly poison by mixing certain elements, none of which are--in
themselves--harmful in the right proportions. The emotions may,
likewise, be combined so as to create a deadly poison. The emotions
of sex and jealousy, when mixed, may turn a person into an insane
The presence of any one or more of the destructive emotions in
the human mind, through the chemistry of the mind, sets up a poison
which may destroy one's sense of justice and fairness. In extreme
cases, the presence of any combination of these emotions in the
mind may destroy one's reason.
The road to genius consists of the development, control, and
use of sex, love, and romance. Briefly, the process may be stated
Encourage the presence of these emotions as the dominating thoughts
in one's mind, and discourage the presence of all the destructive
emotions. The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives upon the
dominating thoughts fed it. Through the faculty of will-power,
one may discourage the presence of any emotion, and encourage the
presence of any other. Control of the mind, through the power of
will, is not difficult. Control comes from persistence, and habit.
The secret of control lies in understanding the process of transmutation.
When any negative emotion presents itself in one's mind, it
can be transmuted into a positive, or constructive emotion, by the
simple procedure of changing one's thoughts.
THERE IS NO OTHER ROAD TO GENIUS THAN THROUGH VOLUNTARY SELF
EFFORT! A man may attain to great heights of financial or business
achievement, solely by the driving force of sex energy, but history
is filled with evidence that he may, and usually does, carry with
him certain traits of character which rob him of the ability to
either hold, or enjoy his fortune. This is worthy of analysis, thought,
and meditation, for it states a truth, the knowledge of which may
be helpful to women as well as men. Ignorance of this has cost thousands
of people their privilege of HAPPINESS, even though they possessed
The emotions of love and sex leave their unmistakable marks upon
the features. Moreover, these signs are so visible, that all who
wish may read them. The man who is driven by the storm of passion,
based upon sex desires alone, plainly advertises that fact to the
entire world, by the expression of his eyes, and the lines of his
face. The emotion of love, when mixed with the emotion of sex, softens,
modifies, and beautifies the facial expression. No character analyst
is needed to tell you this--you may observe it for yourself.
The emotion of love brings out, and develops, the artistic and
the aesthetic nature of man. It leaves its impress upon one's
very soul, even after the fire has been subdued by time and circumstance.
Memories of love never pass. They linger, guide, and influence
long after the source of stimulation has faded. There is nothing
new in this. Every person, who has been moved by GENUINE LOVE, knows
that it leaves enduring traces upon the human heart. The effect
of love endures, because love is spiritual in nature. The man who
cannot be stimulated to great heights of achievement by love, is
hopeless--he is dead, though he may seem to live.
Even the memories of love are sufficient to lift one to a higher
plane of creative effort. The major force of love may spend itself
and pass away, like a fire which has burned itself out, but it leaves
behind indelible marks as evidence that it passed that way. Its
departure often prepares the human heart for a still greater love.
Go back into your yesterdays, at times, and bathe your mind in
the beautiful memories of past love. It will soften the influence
of the present worries and annoyances. It will give you a source
of escape from the unpleasant realities of life, and maybe--who
knows?--your mind will yield to you, during this temporary retreat
into the world of fantasy, ideas, or plans which may change the
entire financial or spiritual status of your life.
If you believe yourself unfortunate, because you have "loved
and lost," perish the thought. One who has loved truly, can
never lose entirely. Love is whimsical and temperamental. Its nature
is ephemeral, and transitory. It comes when it pleases, and goes
away without warning. Accept and enjoy it while it remains, but
spend no time worrying about its departure. Worry will never bring
Dismiss, also, the thought that love never comes but once. Love
may come and go, times without number, but there are no two love
experiences which affect one in just the same way. There may be,
and there usually is, one love experience which leaves a deeper
imprint on the heart than all the others, but all love experiences
are beneficial, except to the person who becomes resentful and cynical
when love makes its departure.
There should be no disappointment over love, and there would
be none if people understood the difference between the emotions
of love and sex. The major difference is that love is spiritual,
while sex is biological. No experience, which touches the human
heart with a spiritual force, can possibly be harmful, except through
ignorance, or jealousy.
Love is, without question, life's greatest experience. It
brings one into communion with Infinite Intelligence. When mixed
with the emotions of romance and sex, it may lead one far up the
ladder of creative effort. The emotions of love, sex, and romance,
are sides of the eternal triangle of achievement-building genius.
Nature creates genii through no other force.
Love is an emotion with many sides, shades, and colors. The love
which one feels for parents, or children is quite different from
that which one feels for one's sweetheart. The one is mixed
with the emotion of sex, while the other is not.
The love which one feels in true friendship is not the same as
that felt for one's sweetheart, parents, or children, but it,
too, is a form of love.
Then, there is the emotion of love for things inanimate, such
as the love of Nature's handiwork. But the most intense and
burning of all these various kinds of love, is that experienced
in the blending of the emotions of love and sex. Marriages, not
blessed with the eternal affinity of love, properly balanced and
proportioned, with sex, cannot be happy ones--and seldom endure.
Love, alone, will not bring happiness in marriage, nor will sex
alone. When these two beautiful emotions are blended, marriage may
bring about a state of mind, closest to the spiritual that one may
ever know on this earthly plane.
When the emotion of romance is added to those of love and sex,
the obstructions between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence
are removed. Then a genius has been born!
What a different story is this, than those usually associated
with the emotion of sex. Here is an interpretation of the emotion
which lifts it out of the commonplace, and makes of it potter's
clay in the hands of God, from which He fashions all that is beautiful
and inspiring. It is an interpretation which would, when properly
understood, bring harmony out of the chaos which exists in too many
marriages. The disharmonies often expressed in the form of nagging,
may usually be traced to lack of knowledge on the subject of sex.
Where love, romance and the proper understanding of the emotion
and function of sex abide, there is no disharmony between married
Fortunate is the husband whose wife understands the true relationship
between the emotions of love, sex, and romance. When motivated by
this holy triumvirate, no form of labor is burdensome, because even
the most lowly form of effort takes on the nature of a labor of
It is a very old saying that "a man's wife may either
make him or break him," but the reason is not always understood.
The "making" and "breaking" is the result of
the wife's understanding, or lack of understanding of the emotions
of love, sex, and romance.
Despite the fact that men are polygamous, by the very nature
of their biological inheritance, it is true that no woman has as
great an influence on a man as his wife, unless he is married to
a woman totally unsuited to his nature. If a woman permits her husband
to lose interest in her, and become more interested in other women,
it is usually because of her ignorance, or indifference toward the
subjects of sex, love, and romance. This statement presupposes,
of course, that genuine love once existed between a man and his
wife. The facts are equally applicable to a man who permits his
wife's interest in him to die.
Married people often bicker over a multitude of trivialities.
If these are analyzed accurately, the real cause of the trouble
will often be found to be indifference, or ignorance on these subjects.
Man's greatest motivating force is his desire to please
woman! The hunter who excelled during prehistoric days, before
the dawn of civilization, did so, because of his desire to appear
great in the eyes of woman. Man's nature has not changed in
this respect. The "hunter" of today brings home no skins
of wild animals, but he indicates his desire for her favor by supplying
fine clothes, motor cars, and wealth. Man has the same desire to
please woman that he had before the dawn of civilization. The only
thing that has changed, is his method of pleasing. Men who accumulate
large fortunes, and attain to great heights of power and fame, do
so, mainly, to satisfy their desire to please women. Take
women out of their lives, and great wealth would be useless to most
men. It is this inherent desire of man to please woman, which
gives woman the power to make or break a man.
The woman who understands man's nature and tactfully caters
to it, need have no fear of competition from other women. Men may
be "giants" with indomitable will-power when dealing with
other men, but they are easily managed by the women of their choice.
Most men will not admit that they are easily influenced by the
women they prefer, because it is in the nature of the male to want
to be recognized as the stronger of the species. Moreover, the intelligent
woman recognizes this "manly trait" and very wisely makes
no issue of it.
Some men know that they are being influenced by the women of
their choice--their wives, sweethearts, mothers or sisters--but
they tactfully refrain from rebelling against the influence because
they are intelligent enough to know that NO MAN IS HAPPY OR COMPLETE
WITHOUT THE MODIFYING INFLUENCE OF THE RIGHT WOMAN. The man who
does not recognize this important truth deprives himself of the
power which has done more to help men achieve success than all other
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