Thought Vibration, or The Law of Attraction in the Thought World


Read by Algy Pug

(4.6 stars; 1328 reviews)

William Walker Atkinson (December 5, 1862 – November 22, 1932) was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement.
Atkinson was a prolific writer, and his many books achieved wide circulation among New Thought devotees and occult practitioners. He published under several pen names, including Magus Incognito, Theodore Sheldon, Theron Q. Dumont, Swami Panchadasi, Yogi Ramacharaka, Swami Bhakta Vishita, and probably other names not identified at present. The works published under the name of William Walker Atkinson generally treat themes related to the mental world, occultism, divination, psychic reality, and mankind's nature. They constitute a basis for what Atkinson called "New Psychology" or "New Thought". These titles include Thought-Force in Business & Everyday Life (1900), Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World (1906) and Practical Mental Influence (1908).
Due in part to Atkinson's intense personal secrecy and extensive use of pseudonyms, he is now largely forgotten, despite having obtained mention in past editions of Who's Who in America, Religious Leaders of America, and several similar publications - and having written more than 100 books in the last 30 years of his life. His works have remained in print more or less continuously since 1900. (Introduction from Wikipedia)

(2 hr 15 min)

Chapters

1 - Chapters 1 - 4 42:39 Read by Algy Pug
2 - Chapters 5 - 8 31:57 Read by Algy Pug
3 - Chapters 9 - 12 25:38 Read by Algy Pug
4 - Chapters 13 - 16 35:07 Read by Algy Pug

Reviews

New Thought Movement

(4.5 stars)

This book is a fascinating look at the origins of the modern self-help and motivational movements that flourished throughout the 20th century right up until today. The book offers a highly entertaining mix of "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" pragmatic advice and wacky metaphysics. A more troubling glimpse into the time period is the odd casually racist remark tossed out by the author. Finally, the narration by Algy Pug was spot on. Wonderful voice and struck just the right dramatic tone to show the spirit in which the author wrote.

it Was What I Hoped For

(5 stars)

The Author was simply to the point and way ahead of his time. In fact, his explanation of the Law of Attraction is far better than Best selling title "The Secret". The difference being this book gives the full description of how "LIKE THOUGHTS ATTRACT". "The Secret" was commercialized to sell books appealing to the "Get Rich Quick" market and ruined the core meaning of the "Law of Attraction" by making it sound like all you have to do to get what you want is think about something. I was hesitant to listen at first because he was described as an "Occultist" in his bio. So of course as a Christian "I was not attracted by that at all", however, after seeing great reviews and doing further research I discovered it meant "out of the ordinary beliefs" but he was NOT a Dark worshiper and far from it! In fact, it's clear that he is of a good nature with good morals. ( Although the book is Not about religious beliefs he did refer to God once while still being politically correct) Overall, Two Thumbs Up, 5 Stars. *Disclaimer: there were a few things he said that was clearly of his time while imagining future technologies etc. There were also a couple things that I was not in total agreement, but trivial stuff that does not affect the main goal of the reading. ENJOY!!!

Way Better Than The Secret

(5 stars)

Way ahead of his time. This book and The Power of Concentration by the same author using the name Theron Dumont are the best. The Secret is garbage. His theory & explanation on willpower is on point. It contrasts with a lot of the new articles and books trying to circumvent the development of willpower by using life hacks. I will be buying the print version of this book as well. Oh, also the narrator I like. He uses inflection well and does not stumble on the words, which is no easy feat with Wattles, because he can do some rambling in his books.

Great book, listened to it twice!

(5 stars)

This is a fantastic book to give one perspective as to how one's life is formed by themselves, what they desire and how they think and feel about everything. It really opens the mind to discovering how much control we have over our own lives and how most of what happens is a matter of our own will, desires and thoughts. Should we choose, we can create whatever life we please. Definitely worth a listen.

thought vibration and the law of attraction

(5 stars)

I found this book at just the right time in my life. I have heard the message before, but, being of the melancholy temperament , tend to forget. At age 61 and spending the past year working hard renovating our house, dealing with my father's death, and changes in family dynamics, i was finally ready for "me" time. I was seeing a holistic healer, joined an exercise group, and was planning a week-long getaway to read, sit in the sun, and regroup. My husband lost his job and put an end to my plans. Now we are faced with possibly selling the home we just renovated in a town we adore and going to wherever we find work, leaving children and grandchildren. This book reminded me to control my thoughts and fears and expect the best.

Thought Vibration

(4 stars)

I had heard the principles given by this book before but I still found some good thoughts and motivation from it. A short listen but still a few bookmarks were placed to go back to. my only complaint (which isn't really a big one) is about the reader. He was just a little hard to listen to and start awake. even so, great book. I'll probably listen again sometime which says a LOT.

(4 stars)

Not a bad read. I love the way the author stomps his foot down getting straight to the point instead of sugar-coating his ideas. I did have a feeling of déjà vu mainly because I've already heard most of the philosophy/psychology he spoke of from other people like friends and family. I must say tho it is nice knowing all of those bits and pieces that I've heard before are neatly organized in this book. Kind of like the pieces of a puzzle. Two thumbs up 😊👍👍

Inspiring thoughts and ideas mingled with pseudoscience.

(3 stars)

Would have been better without the pseudoscientific arguments about "vibration", which seemed entirely unnecessary to support the inspiring thoughts and ideas the author shared about taking control of one's life and being inwardly positive and self-supportive, and how that tends to have a positive affect on one's circumstances by improving mood and motivation, which in turn attracts other people to the idea of helping you succeed.