Joseph Murphy Books
If you've read or seen "The Secret" you really need to read Dr. Joseph Murphy's books to understand where those people got their big ideas. Dr. Murphy, an Irishman who later immigrated to the US, was born in the 1800s and died in 1981. He was chemist with a brilliant mind, but the most significant thing he did with his career, in my opinion, was teach people how to free their minds and get what they wanted out of their lives. I've read a lot of books on manifestation, quantum physics and consciousness -- but none of them were quite as important as Joseph Murphy's book The Power of the Subconscious Mind. It was written decades ago, but it's still absolutely brilliant. But that's not the only work of his available to the public: If you're looking for books or other media on utilizing the power of your subconscious to manifest what you want with 'the law of attraction' then look no further than this man, cos there ain't nobody today who can even stand in the man's shadow.
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
This paperback version of The Power of Your Subconscious Mind is one of the best books I've ever read, and I have read it several times. It's not something you just read once; you will want to keep going back and referencing the genius of it time and time again. It's written in clear, concise language that is intelligent but easy for anyone to understand. He gives lots of practical analysis and relays numerous anecdotes of those who made use of his advice in specific circumstances. I tell everyone I know they need to get this book -- it's fabulous, and it's only 7 bucks!
Think Yourself Rich
Dr. Joseph Murphy gives a lot of practical advice for using the subconscious mind to get rich in the previous book, but if you just want to focus on the how to get rich aspect, this may be the book you'd prefer. The manifestation techniques provided in this book are meant to show you how to get fast (possibly even immediate) results when trying to bring more wealth into your life. Unsurprisingly, Think Yourself Rich sold more than 100,000 copies in its first edition! And, just like the previous book, this one is highly affordable.
Think Yourself to Health, Wealth and Happiness
For those who want something a little more rounded, Think Yourself to Health, Wealth and Happiness covers quite a lot of ground, but is still more focused than other books. Hearing about the "law of attraction" is absolutely useless if you don't know how to apply to your life. This book will tell you how to do it and it will totally inspire you along the way with it's message.
The Miracle of Mind Dynamics
Some may ignore this book because it doesn't contain the words "rich, wealth or success" in the title, but that would be a shame, as this book shows how everything is perfectly interconnected. The Miracle of Mind Dynamics by Joseph Murphy teaches you how to make the most of your mind and how to control it to the best of your ability, for the best results. You cannot manifest wealth and riches if you don't understand these basics.