Two Forms of Imagination

An excerpt from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The imaginative faculty functions in two forms. One is known as “synthetic imagination,” and the other as “creative imagination.”

Synthetic Imagination:- Through this faculty, one may arrange old concepts, ideas, or plans into new combinations. This faculty creates nothing. It merely works with the material of experience, education, and observation with which it is fed. It is the faculty used most by the inventor, with the exception of the who draws upon the creative imagination, when he cannot solve his problem through synthetic imagination.

Creative Imagination:-Through the faculty of creative imagination, the finite mind of man has direct communication with Infinite Intelligence. It is the faculty through which “hunches” and “inspirations” are received. It is by this faculty that all basic, or new ideas are handed over to man.

It is through this faculty that thought vibrations from the minds of others are received. It is through this faculty that one individual may “tune in,” or communicate with the subconscious minds of other men.

The creative imagination works automatically, in the manner described in subsequent pages. This faculty functions ONLY when the conscious mind is vibrating at an exceedingly rapid rate, as for example, when the conscious mind is stimulated through the emotion of a strong desire.

The creative faculty becomes more alert, more receptive to vibrations from the sources mentioned, in proportion to its development through USE. This statement is significant! Ponder over it before passing on.

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Napoleon Hill Short Bio

Napoleon Hill was born on October 26, 1883 and passed away on November 8, 1970. He was an American author, who was one of the first authors who wrote ans publicized the connection between success and the powers of the mind. His most famous book is “Think and Grow Rich. which is one of the best-selling books of all times.

Napoleon Hill wrote about the power of belief and faith, and the role they play in achieving success. One of his most known saying is, “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

His formula for success, as taught in his book “Think and grow rich”, is followed by many people who have read his book. This book, and the other books he wrote, are still popular today, and are still exerting a great influence on the mind of the people who study or write about creative visualization and the law of attraction.

Napoleon Hill began his writing career at age 13 as a “mountain reporter” for small town newspapers and went on to become America’s most beloved motivational author. He dedicated many years of his life to define the reasons why people fail to achieve financial success and happiness in their life.

The turning point in the writing career of Napoleon Hill has occurred in 1908 with his assignment, as part of a series of articles about famous men, to interview the billionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who at the time was one of the most powerful men in the world.

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