The Sixth Sense is a movie, right?
Well, yes, but this chapter far predates the 1999 M. Night Shyamalan film by the same name.
The book uses the term “sixth sense” to refer to “creative imagination”, “hunches”, or “inspiration”.
“The SIXTH SENSE is that portion of the subconscious mind which has been referred to as the Creative Imagination.”
“I find my mind most receptive to ideas, thoughts, and knowledge which reach me through the sixth sense.”
“[…] self-suggestion is a powerful factor in building character, that it is, in fact, the sole principle through which character is built.”
According to Think and Grow Rich, the sixth sense, “is a mixture of both the mental and the spiritual.”
“Step by step, through the preceding chapters, you have been led to this, the last principle. If you have mastered each of the preceding principles, you are now prepared to accept, without being skeptical, the stupendous claims made here. If you have not mastered the other principles, you must do so before you may determine, definitely, whether or not the claims made in this chapter are fact or fiction.”
The author shares his nightly routine of imagining a group of men seated with him around a table, which he called his Invisible Council. While he makes a point to state emphatically he still regards his meetings as purely imaginary, he stresses these visualizations were instrumental:
“My original purpose in conducting Council meetings with imaginary beings, was solely that of impressing my own subconscious mind, through the principle of auto-suggestion, with certain characteristics which I desired to acquire.”
We’re going to talk about this “sixth sense” and the idea of an Invisible Council.