There is nothing supernatural about it

Evelyn Underhill, the author of one of the best books on mysticism, wrote: “The first lesson of the would-be magus is self-mastery. In its essence magical initiation is a traditional form of mental discipline, strengthening and focusing the will. There is...

Will and Charisma – Powers never lost!

There’s an interesting book by Gene Landrum called “Profiles of Power and Success”. In it, he studied the personal traits of some of the most powerful and successful people of all time. He says in his book: “The only true powers that seldom are...

You are mentally lazy

Regarding the last post about the Will, William Walker Atkinson has an interesting perspective on it: “The late Donald G. Mitchell once wrote: “Resolve is what makes a man manifest; not puny resolve, but crude determination; not errant purpose – but...

How to develop persistence in anything

A common problem among people in general is persistence in an endeavor, goal or hobby. It’s like the motivation is there in the first couple of weeks, then it suddenly vanishes, and what you intended to do ends up sitting on the sidelines. This happens very...

The different Will trainings

Here’s an interesting question from a student: “Using the Will to make things happen from my experience seems like a very masculine approach to doing things, and I absolutely love. What is the way of letting things flow to you or do you believe there is...