Hello everyone,

I have just started going through The Master Key System by Charles Haanel and I believe that it is indeed wonderful. I am currently still at part one and will be proceeding to part two tomorrow, but the simple exercise of keeping my body still for half an hour every day has already shown marvelous results (I have also been trying to inhibit thought). I believe that I have already acquired much more self discipline than I had before I started. I also feel fantastic right after the exercise.

By doing some research on the Master Key System by Charles Haanel I have stumbled upon a book called The Kybalion: A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece by Three Initiates. On wikipedia it says that the Master Key System is a "practical wrapper" for the seven Hermetic principles laid out in the Kyabalion. I have already printed out the book and gave it a quick glance and it seems to be very interesting. My question is if I should read it even though I am currently studying the Master Key System, or if I should wait until I've gone through the entire Master Key System course at least once.

Thanks in advance!!!

asked 11 Jul '13, 11:14

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edited 05 Aug '15, 06:48

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I can't see that it would do you any harm to read other works in conjunction with The Master Key System.

The most valuable part of the Master Key System is doing the practical exercises every week - because that is where the true hidden value of the book lies - and, as long as you are doing that minimum, whatever you else feel inspired to do or investigate should be fine.

It's been many years since I read The Master Key System but, even now, there's still exercises from it that I find myself running through in my mind occasionally (just on autopilot).


answered 11 Jul '13, 11:57

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edited 12 Jul '13, 05:36

Thanks for your quick answer!

While on the subject I would like to ask how much of a difference in my life I can expect by using the Master Key System? Does it live up to the results described in the foreward?

(11 Jul '13, 14:23) shougo420

@shougo420 - It starts you down the path of learning to control your own thoughts. If you can control your thoughts, you can control your life because your life is a reflection of your most-thought thoughts.

(12 Jul '13, 05:29) Stingray

@shougo420 - From MKS, Part 4:

...many men and women have found to their sorrow that it is easier to control a kingdom than to control themselves. But when you have learned to control yourself you will have found the "World Within" which controls the world without; you will have become irresistible; men and things will respond to your every wish without any apparent effort on your part.

I'd said that's a fair statement.

(12 Jul '13, 05:31) Stingray

@Stingray- You're a legend. I want to read this godly text as now.

(12 Jul '13, 05:45) Nikulas

@shougo420 your comment is very true but out from division people want to praise them self and judge other and create inequity. look in this world someone will judge someone that lives with is family and pay and do is share. because they rent apartment and will say I am at home. yet they are not at home because they rent it and it does not belong to them. even the one that as house still have to pay is taxes to the town if not he will not have the house for long. and when the one that rent say -

(12 Jul '13, 19:02) white tiger

this :what are you waiting for to have your own home. and the son tell it to the father and the father sent the son to the one renting the apartment and say you have one week to find your self another place to rent because my father is sending me in your apartment. will the one renting the apartment regret is choice made in self praise and inequity. and when he goes to the father house and the father tell him away from me you dower of inequity. Will he have understood what he did?

(12 Jul '13, 19:08) white tiger

Who will he blame and judge? He should have stay in the beginning.

(12 Jul '13, 19:09) white tiger
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You would be interested in William Walker Atkinson


You can get The Secret Doctrine of the Rosicrucians if you Google it. I posted a link here a few times.


answered 12 Jul '13, 09:27

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