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The Lost Word of Power

Robert Collier

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Book Description
First published in 1930, this book reveals the ancient "Lost Word" which may be used by anybody to command the invisible forces of the universe. Once learned, this Word can become the "Open Sesame" to all your heart's desires!


SINCE the childhood of the race mankind has been haunted by the knowledge that all around him are riches and supplies sufficient to more than satisfy his every want—if only he could lay his hands on the key to make those riches available.

You find this thought running through the ancient Chinese and East Indian legends, you meet it in the tales of Aladdin and Ali Baba from the Arabian Nights, you come across it in the folklore and myth of every bygone people. Van Dyke tells of it in the "Lost Word" and Longfellow in "Sandalphon".

In most of these tales, the key takes the form of some magic word, as in the story of Ali Baba, where his "Open, Sesame!" opened to him the door of the robbers' treasure cave, containing uncounted riches.

Even among the Jewish Rabbis, there was a secret cult called the "Cabala", which believed that writing was revealed to man as a means of penetrating the Divine mysteries, and that every letter, every word and number, even every accent in the Scriptures con­tains a hidden meaning. And by their system of interpretations, they arrived at this hidden meaning.

But there was one word that was lost, and this word was the most important of all—the secret name of God! One of the very founda­tion stones of the ancient Jewish religion was that the knowl­edge of the secret name of God enabled anyone who possessed it to per­form the most marvelous deeds.

This secret name was said to have been revealed to Moses by God Himself, taught by him to Aaron and handed down to the High Priests of Israel. It was the secret enshrined in the Holy of Holies. It was the supreme object of all attainment, for with it one could do anything.

The possession of this secret name was believed to be the power by which Moses was able to over­come all the might of the Pharaohs, to bring down the ten plagues upon Egypt while keeping his own people free, to divide the Red Sea, to lead the Israelites through the wilderness to the edge of the Promised Land. Elijah had it, and El­isha—all the great wonder-workers of antiquity—and by it they cured the sick and the crippled, by it they defeated great armies, by it they even raised the dead.

This sounds incredible, of course, but the strange part is that it is true! To him who knows the secret name of God, all things are possible. It is the Lost Word of Power, the "Open Sesame!" of Aladdin, the "Schem-Hammaphoraseh" of the Israelites. What is more, YOU can learn it. Not only learn it, but USE it! How?

"The Word is nigh unto us," we are assured in Deuteronomy, "even in our hearts and in our mouths." But how get hold of it?

In the Book of Job, we are told that "If there be a messenger with us, an interpreter, we shall be delivered from going down into the pit." And again in Job, we are assured that by acquainting our­selves with God, we shall not only be at peace, but shall lay up gold as dust and have plenty of silver.

On through both the Old and the New Testaments, we are told that if we possess certain understanding, all things we desire shall be ours—riches and honor, health, happiness and triumph over our enemies. And again and again we are given the records of those who triumphed through such understanding.

The Bible might well be called the Book of Promise, so many and so varied are the promises of good in it. And through all of these promises there runs this common element—the idea that if we ac­quire certain wisdom, certain understanding, all good things will be given us.

Job makes them contingent upon rightly interpreting a certain mes­sage. The Psalms speak of their attainment, through "ways made known unto Moses". Solomon adjures us to seek first understand­ing, and all else will follow.

Similar promises are to be found in the Vedas and the sacred books of other old religions.

For an idea to persist through so many ages, it must have at least a grain of truth back of it. And that there is more than a grain of truth in these promises, we think you will agree when you have read the following:


"Lord, of a thousand worlds, I AM;

I've reigned since Time began;

And night and day, in cyclic sway,

Pass by while their deeds I can.

Yea, Time shall cease ere I find release,

For I AM the Soul of Man."

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