Who Is Wallace D. Wattles?

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So I cannot be held liable for possible misrepresentation of person(s) mentioned on this blog.

You cannot expect to have change in your life if you still do the same things you do on a daily basis.

That is one of the many statements made by Wattles, to go out of your comfort zone to be able to live that extraordinary life that awaits you.

Wallace D. Wattles, born 1860 died 1911, is a man recorded as having much failure in his earlier life but later become a very wealthy & successful writer.

As to what those failures were I do not know and does not matter to me.

What intrigues about the man is the book he is best known for: The Science of Getting Rich, also available at Amazon.com.

“The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character of the best, & will receive the best.”

In his later life Wattles took to studying various religious beliefs and philosophies, i.e. Hegel, Spinoza, Descartes, Swedenborg, Leibnitz, and Schopenhauer to name a few.

And I believe that is was due to the “New Thought” these past teachers were philosophizing that Wattles lost a good position in the Methodist Church because of “heresy.”

At the age of 36 Wallace met up with a Congregational Church minister & professor George Davis Theron, who was preaching a form of Christian Socialism.

And it was from this teaching of “New Thought” – that centred around the teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins – that Wallace discovered the “New Thought” principles & put them into practice in his own life & wrote books outlining these principles.

And it is from that experience with Theron that inspired the great and powerful works like The Science of Getting Rich and others such as:

  • Health Through New Thought and Fasting
  • The Science of Being Great
  • The Science of Being Well
  • and a novel – titled Hellfire Harrison
“You don’t have to get something for nothing, but can give to every person more than you take from him.”

Wattles also wrote articles to a magazine called Nautilus, owed by Elizabeth Towne, who published a lot of W. D. Wattles’s articles in almost every issue in the early 1900’s until his untimely death in 1911.

His daughter wrote to Elizabeth Towne shortly after his passing.

I have posted a link to his The Science of Getting Rich free ebook in one of my earlier post, so I’m sure if you can fish around my archives you will find it.

I’ve just realized there is much to cover after writing this.

But nonetheless that is why Wallace D. Wattles is one of my greatest inspirations.

An inspiration I thought is worth mentioning in my blog.

“Give a little child a pencil & paper & they began to draw crude figures; that which lives in them is trying to express itself in art.

Give them a set of blocks, & he will try to build something; that which lives in them is seeking expression in architecture.

Seat them at a piano, & they will try to draw harmony from keys; that which lives in them is trying to express itself in music.

That which lives in man is always seeking to live more.”

~ Wallace Wattles

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

PS. The excerpts in bold italics were taken from The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles.

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