Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion - Emile Coué

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We possess within us a force of incalculable power, which, when we handle it unconsciously is often prejudicial to us.

If on the contrary we direct it in a conscious and wise manner, it gives us the mastery of ourselves. It allows us not only to escape and to aid others to escape, from physical and mental ills, but also to live in relative happiness, regardless of the conditions in which we may find ourselves.

The author, Emile Coue, exerted a profound influence on the beliefs of occultists and hypnotists concerning the nature of hypnosis and the suggestibility of the unconscious mind.

Emile Coue was a pharmacist. His great discovery came one day when a customer complained there was nothing in Coue's pharmacy to relieve his chronic complaint.

Coue sent the complaining man off with a mystery potion that had no medicinal value. He said to the man: "Well, here's something new from Paris that has just arrived. They say it's powerful and I'm sure it will help you. Take it and it will do you good."

A few days later the patient came into Coue's pharmacy shouting and dancing with joy announcing that it was the most marvelous medicine he had ever swallowed. He claimed to be completely relieved from the chronic illness.

Coue was understandably amazed at the results. He thought about the conversation with the patient a few days previously and came to the conclusion that this miraculous cure was the result of his off-hand remark to the man.

This, he believed, produced the result and lead to a major breakthrough in his understanding of hypnosis and the power of suggestion.


1. Introduction

2. The Conscious Self And The Unconscious Self

3. Will And Imagination

4. Suggestion And Autosuggestion

5. The Use Of Autosuggestion

6. How To Teach Patients To Make Autosuggestion

7. Method Of Procedure In Curative Suggestion

8. The Superiority Of This Method

9. How Suggestion Works

10. The Use Of Suggestion For The Cure Of Moral Ailments And Taints

11. A Few Typical Cures

12. Conclusion