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Below you will find Manifestation Machine Founder/CEO Cory Groshek’s recommended books list, which is a collection of the greatest books ever written on the subjects of the Law of Attraction, Universal Law, Hermetic philosophy and principles, manifestation, thought vibration, health and fitness, wealth creation and maintenance, personal growth and development, success attainment, business, and entrepreneurship, including Groshek’s own debut, middle grade fiction novel, ‘Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series’, which is available now as a Kindle e-book, Audible audio book, and in beautiful Paperback.
If you are interested in reaching your full, personal potential, creating a successful business or brand, becoming a happier person, having more fulfilling relationships, finding financial freedom, achieving your dreams, and/or creating “a life worth dying for” (or all of the above), then you owe it to yourself to buy these books today!
“MUST READ” CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR PARENTS WANTING TO SET THEIR CHILDREN UP FOR SUCCESS
Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series (2016), for ages 9-12, by Cory Groshek: Life is hard in the poverty-stricken village of Rabylon, where rabbits work every day from sun up to sun down, earning just enough carrots to survive—except for Mayor Monty Cottonsworth III, who lives in the lap of luxury as his villagers starve. Twin bunnies Remy and Rhea, fed up with working so long and so hard with nothing to show for it, desperately desire a better life, but don’t know how to achieve it. Just when they are about to give up hope, they are inspired by the story of a mythical carrot paradise that may exist on the other side of a big, green hill outside of their village. Now they face the most difficult decision they’ve ever had to make: Do they “play it safe” by staying in Rabylon and settle for a life of lack, loss, and limitation? Or do they risk it all—up to and including their lives—on the chance that out there somewhere is a life worth dying for?
‘Breaking Away: Book One of the Rabylon Series’ is the first book by ManifestationMachine.com founder and acclaimed anti-hero Cory Groshek. Following in the footsteps of classics like “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” and drawing comparisons to acclaimed novels ‘Animal Farm’ and ‘Watership Down’, this timeless children’s tale is not only highly entertaining, but highly educational as well, with the stated aim of teaching children and parents alike the value of dreaming big, taking risks, trusting their gut, and choosing faith over fear in everything they do.
If you or your child is a fan of action-adventure fantasy series like The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, or Harry Potter, then you and they will absolutely love the Rabylon series. And it is Cory Groshek’s sincerest hope that, by the time you are finished reading it, you will come to know what he learned through the writing of this enchanting little book, which is that “if you truly believe in something—that is, if you care enough about it to not just dream about it, but to do something about it—your belief will bring it to you”.
What Do You Do With an Idea? (2014), for ages 5-8, by Kobi Yamada: A New York Times Best Seller and award-winning book, What Do You Do With an Idea? is for anyone who’s ever had a big idea. This is the story of one brilliant idea and the child who helps to bring it into the world. As the child’s confidence grows, so does the idea itself. And then, one day, something amazing happens. This is a story for anyone, at any age, who’s ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, too difficult. It’s a story to inspire you to welcome that idea, to give it some space to grow, and to see what happens next. Because your idea isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s just getting started.
“MUST READ” LAW OF ATTRACTION BOOKS FOR ATTRACTING WEALTH & SUCCESS INTO YOUR LIFE
THE CLASSICS (PRE-1950’S)
The Science of Getting Rich (1910) by Wallace D. Wattles: Wallace D. Wattles introduced the world to the power of positive thinking. He was a profound influence on Michael Losier and James Arthur Ray. Without Wattles “Science Of” trilogy there never would have been books such as The Secret, The Laws of Attraction, and the Power of Positive Thinking. Now you can go directly to the source with this easy to understand lesson book on using the Laws of Attraction to attract wealth.
The Master Key System (1916) by Charles F. Haanel: The Master Key System is a personal development book that was originally published as a correspondence course in 1912. Along with “The Science of Getting Rich”, by Wallace D. Wattles, the Master Key System is the source of Rhonda Byrne’s inspiration for the book and the film “The Secret”.
Think and Grow Rich (1937) by Napoleon Hill: Think and Grow Rich has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself. The most famous of all teachers of success spent “a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort” to produce the “Law of Success” philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one. In the original Think and Grow Rich, published in 1937, Hill draws on stories of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and other millionaires of his generation to illustrate his principles. In the updated version, Arthur R. Pell, Ph.D., a nationally known author, lecturer, and consultant in human resources management and an expert in applying Hill’s thought, deftly interweaves anecdotes of how contemporary millionaires and billionaires, such as Bill Gates, Mary Kay Ash, Dave Thomas, and Sir John Templeton achieved their wealth. Outmoded or arcane terminology and examples are faithfully refreshed to preclude any stumbling blocks to a new generation of readers.
The Magic of Believing (1948) by Claude M. Bristol: In this best-selling self-help book, a successful businessman reveals the secrets behind harnessing the unlimited energies of the subconscious. Millions have benefited from these visualization techniques, which show how to turn your thoughts and dreams into effective actions that can lead to enhanced income, happier relationships, increased effectiveness, heightened influence and improved peace of mind.
The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity (a collection of classics): For the first time in paperback, here is the all-in-one “bible” on how to fire up the creative powers of your mind to attain a life of prosperity. The Prosperity Bible is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets from authors across every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self-help-and makes them available in a single, handy volume. Now reprinted with an affordable paperback price, this is the only volume in which you can explore success advice from Napoleon Hill, P. T. Barnum, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Fillmore, Wallace D. Wattles, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Ernest Holmes-along with a bevy of legendary writers and success coaches who have one aim: explaining and promulgating the laws of winning.
THE MODERN CLASSICS (1950’S-PRESENT)
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (1963) by Dr. Joseph Murphy: In ‘The Power of Your Subconscious Mind’, Dr. Joseph Murphy gives you the tools you will need to unlock the awesome powers of your subconscious mind. You can improve your relationships, your finances, and your physical well-being. Once you learn how to use this unbelievably powerful force there is nothing you will not be able to accomplish. Join the millions of people who have already unlocked the power of their subconscious minds. I urge you to study this book and apply the techniques outlined therein; and as you do, I feel absolutely convinced that you will lay hold of a miracle-working power that will lift you up from confusion, misery, melancholy, and failure, and guide you to your true place, solve your difficulties, sever you from emotional and physical bondage, and place you on the royal road to freedom, happiness, and peace of mind. – Dr. Joseph Murphy
Your Infinite Power to Be Rich: Use the Power of Your Subconscious Mind to Obtain the Prosperity You Deserve (1966) by Dr. Joseph Murphy: As astonishing as it is true, you no longer need you wish or dream about the things you’ve always wanted and deserved in life. For as surely as a never-ending stream of air is sent for you to breathe…so may you enjoy wealth, happiness, health, love–a life full of luxuries…beautiful country homes …travel to far off exotic places…expensive cars…rare and priceless works of art–all this and more, once you learn the secret of projecting “mind rays.”
The Strangest Secret (1976) by Earl Nightingale: An unabridged edition to include the text from both the audio and subsequent video version of Earl Nightingale’s ‘The Strangest Secret,’ which economist Terry Savage has called “one of the great motivational books of all time”. In this timeless book, Earl Nightingale teaches you the strangest secret in the world… Live this new way, and the floodgates of abundance will open and pour over you more riches than you may have dreamed existed. Money? Yes, lots of it. But what’s more important, you’ll have peace. You’ll be in that wonderful minority who lead calm, cheerful, successful lives. Start today. You have nothing to lose, but you have a life to win.
It Works: The Famous Little Red Book That Makes Your Dreams Come True! (1992) by R.H. Jarret: IT WORKS presents a concise, definite plan for bettering your conditions in life. It shows you how to use the Mighty Power within that is anxious and willing to serve you if you know how to use it. IT WORKS shows you how. All scientific, psychological and theological explanations are eliminated. Three hundred pages are boiled down to ten minutes of interesting facts, a definite plan and three short rules of accomplishment. Don t let your worldly, objective mind keep you from more prosperity and happiness any longer. Test the power of this simple book that defies tradition and experience. Millions have tried the plan it presents and know in truth that IT DOES WORK.
The Secret (2006) by Rhonda Byrne: In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
“MUST READ” BOOKS ON CREATING OR BUILDING WEALTH THROUGH THE USE OF UNIVERSAL LAW
The Little Money Bible: The Ten Laws of Abundance (1998) by Stuart Wilde: Presents the ten laws of abundance and money, showing us that we can align effortlessly with good fortune. This title reveals the psychological aspects of the money game, as well as the deeper secrets of prosperity.
“MUST READ” BOOKS FOR CHRISTIANS SEEKING A BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE ON MANIFESTATION, IN LINE WITH THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS
Neville Goddard: The Complete Reader by Neville Goddard: Includes all 10 of Neville Goddard’s Spiritual Classics: At Your Command, Awakened Imagination & The Search, Feeling is the Secret, Freedom For All, Out of This World, Prayer, The Art of Believing, Seedtime and Harvest, The Law and The Promise, The Power of Awareness, and Your Faith is Your Fortune. Includes 2 pages of note space after each chapter for notes and highlights. If you are familiar with this great American mystic, this will be a goldmine of spiritual wisdom in one book. If you are new to his writings, you are in for a spiritual journey that will last a life-time. AudioEnlightenment.com has done an incredible service to truth seekers worldwide with the publication of this compilation, for this generation and generations to come. Read this book not once or twice, but devour it with the fervor of a search for the Holy Grail. For if your desires are noble, and your quest is true, you will find what you seek within these pages.
The Complete Works of Florence Scovel Shinn by Florence Scovel Shinn: Florence Scovel Shinn taught generations of readers how to live richer, fuller lives with her four empowering classics: The Game of Life and How to Play It; Your Word Is Your Wand; The Secret Door to Success; and The Power of the Spoken Word. This volume collects all four of those works, offering a wealth of affirmations and real-life success stories. Self-improvement expert Norman Vincent Peale praised Shinn’s works as essential guides, helping readers to “find prosperity, solve problems, and have better health.”
“MUST READ” BOOKS ON HERMETIC (OCCULT) PHILOSOPHY AND PRINCIPLES
Thought Vibration: The Law Of Attraction In The Thought World (1908) by William Walker Atkinson: First published in 1908 ~ Edited by Rev. Lux Newman & the Quimby Philosophical Society ~ 2008 The Universe is governed by Law – one great Law. Its manifestations are multiform, but viewed from the Ultimate, there is but one Law. We are familiar with some of its manifestations but are almost totally ignorant of certain others. Still, we are learning a little more every day – the veil is being gradually lifted…. When we come to see that thought is a force – a manifestation of energy – having a magnet-like power of attraction, we will begin to understand the why and wherefore of many things that have heretofore seemed dark to us. There is no study that will so well repay the student for his time and trouble as the study of the workings of this mighty law of the world of thought – the Law of Attraction.
The Kybalion: A Study of The Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece (1908) by Three Initiates: The Kybalion was first published in 1908 by the Yogi Publication Society and is now in the public domain, as well as circulating the worldwide web. Purportedly based upon ancient Hermeticism, its philosophies, in conjunction with others, have become founding pillars within the New Thought movement of our modern age. The book early on makes the claim that it makes its appearance in one’s life when the time is appropriate and includes axioms and insights similar to those found in the book of Proverbs.
“MUST READ” BOOKS ON BECOMING WEALTHY AND SUCCESSFUL
The 48 Laws of Power (1998) by Robert Greene: The New York Times Bestseller. Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, The 48 Laws of Power is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.
Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth (2005) by T. Harv Eker: Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get rich easily, while others are destined for a life of financial struggle? Is the difference found in their education, intelligence, skills, timing, work habits, contacts, luck, or their choice of jobs, businesses, or investments? The shocking answer is: None of the above! In his groundbreaking Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, T. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker does this by identifying your “money and success blueprint.” We all have a personal money blueprint ingrained in our subconscious minds, and it is this blueprint, more than anything, that will determine our financial lives. You can know everything about marketing, sales, negotiations, stocks, real estate, and the world of finance, but if your money blueprint is not set for a high level of success, you will never have a lot of money—and if somehow you do, you will most likely lose it! The good news is that now you can actually reset your money blueprint to create natural and automatic success. Secrets of the Millionaire Mind is two books in one. Part I explains how your money blueprint works. Through Eker’s rare combination of street smarts, humor, and heart, you will learn how your childhood influences have shaped your financial destiny. You will also learn how to identify your own money blueprint and “revise” it to not only create success but, more important, to keep and continually grow it. In Part II you will be introduced to seventeen “Wealth Files,” which describe exactly how rich people think and act differently than most poor and middle-class people. Each Wealth File includes action steps for you to practice in the real world in order to dramatically increase your income and accumulate wealth. If you are not doing as well financially as you would like, you will have to change your money blueprint. Unfortunately your current money blueprint will tend to stay with you for the rest of your life, unless you identify and revise it, and that’s exactly what you will do with the help of this extraordinary book. According to T. Harv Eker, it’s simple. If you think like rich people think and do what rich people do, chances are you’ll get rich too!
“MUST READ” BOOKS ON HEALTH AND FITNESS
Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health (2011) by Dr. William Davis: Over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat every day. As a result, over 100 million experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes to high blood sugar to unattractive stomach bulges preventative cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: it’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch. After witnessing over 2,000 patients regain health after giving up wheat, Davis reached the disturbing conclusion that wheat is the single largest contributor to the nationwide obesity epidemic―and that elimination of wheat is key to dramatic weight loss and optimal health. In national bestseller, Dr. Davis exposes the harmful effects of what is actually a product of genetic tinkering and agribusiness being sold to the American public as “wheat”―and provides readers with a user-friendly, step-by-step plan to navigate a new wheat-free lifestyle. Informed by cutting-edge science and nutrition, along with case studies from men and women who have experienced life-changing transformations in health after waving goodbye to wheat, Wheat Belly is an illuminating look at what is truly making Americans sick and an action plan to clear our plates of this seemingly benign ingredient.
“MUST READ” BOOKS ON DATING AND RELATIONSHIPS
The Art of Seduction (2001) by Robert Greene: Which sort of seducer could you be: *Siren? *Rake? *Cold Coquette? *Star? *Comedian? *Charismatic? or *Saint? This book will show you which. ‘Charm, persuasion, the ability to create illusions: these are some of the many dazzling gifts of the Seducer, the compelling figure who is able to manipulate, mislead and give pleasure all at once. When raised to the level of art, seduction, an indirect and subtle form of power, has toppled empires, won elections and enslaved great minds. In this beautiful, sensually designed book, Greene unearths the two sides of seduction: the characters and the process. Discover who you, or your pursuer, most resembles. Learn, too, the pitfalls of the anti-Seducer. In part II, immerse yourself in the twenty-four manoeuvres and strategies of the seductive process, the ritual by which a seducer gains mastery over their target. Understand how to ‘Choose the Right Victim’, ‘Appear to Be an Object of Desire’ and ‘Confuse Desire and Reality’. In addition, Greene provides instruction on how to identify victims by type. Each fascinating character and each cunning tactic demonstrates a fundamental truth about who we are, and the targets we’ve become – or hope to win over. The Art of Seduction is an indispensable primer on the essence of one of history’s greatest weapons and the ultimate power trip.
Don’t forget to visit the Manifestation Machine Forum and join the discussion about these wonderful books and the wisdom they contain! I can’t wait to hear from you, and neither can the millions upon millions of your fellow Mechanics! – Cory Groshek (Founder/CEO of Manifestation Machine)