Think and Grow Rich question again....
In the chapter on Transmutation, Hill talks about how genius is acheived through the transmutation of sex desire.
Quote from Transmutation link:
What are some practical applications of this? I don't quite understand how this can be used say on a daily basis.
asked 12 Jun '10, 19:30
The philosophy of sex transmutation is best embodied in the last two sentences of your quoted text:
Also called Sublimation, the idea of transmuting an emotion or desire is not as mysterious as it might initially seem. If you are angry, and you redirect that anger energy into something like playing a sport, you are also exercising this practice.
So the idea is to redirect that energy, to channel it into a different life activity for the purpose of creation. In a marriage, this energy binds the two partners together in emotional intimacy (if it is used correctly). In a family, this energy is the seed by which children are created. Can you think of anything more fundamentally creative than that?
In the practice of an art form, this energy becomes the creative impulse by which mastery is achieved, and artworks that transcend ordinary experience are borne. Art which expresses the emotion of passion is universally understood by everyone.
When sex energy is dissipated through its usual outlet, in a casual way, it simply becomes the light of a burning flame, and then it goes out for awhile. There's nothing wrong with that; in fact, it's a great stress reliever. But if you want to achieve more with this energy, you must preserve it and redirect it. In so doing, it becomes more.
answered 13 Jun '10, 19:00
Thinking about sex the way N.H. discuses is like a computer that has a program running in the background.You don't really notice it, it's not bothering your other activities.and your wouldn't notice it unless you were trying to use all the resources of your computer. But if you could disable it from that start up your computer would run fast and more efficiently and if and when ;) you need it you just need to turn it on.
answered 14 Jun '10, 22:16
How practical are you wanting? Would the creation of art be considered a practial application? On the one hand, art can be a physical literal form of expression so it isn't imaginary in a sense. On the flip side, there may not necessarily be a lot of usefulness to art and thus it may not be seen as practical from that perspective.
A guy could write daily poems or draw images if art is allowed as a practical application. Otherwise, one could see this as a motivating factor for someone in their job to do great work instead of merely acceptable work may be another kind of application here.
It is conscious control in the sense that one has to physical draw or write or whatever they want to do to utilize that energy. I don't see demonic possession being quite that common for another form to take on those energies if we don't control them properly.
answered 12 Jun '10, 23:48
I guess my question should have been: How is it "harnessed and redirected along other lines"? Does just doing things like art automatically redirect it or do you have to consiously control it?
(13 Jun '10, 15:50) Michael 1
A practical approach.
answered 17 Jun '10, 15:49
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