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Wallace D Wattles, The Science Of Getting Rich, Being Well And Being Great!

Updated on March 24, 2013

In the early 1900's, Wallace D Wattles wrote a controversial, but meaningful, book. This was called the Science of Getting Rich and was the first of a series. What followed, The Science of Being Well and The Science of Being Great, brought forth more ideas built from common themes.

These are self help books that explains his understanding and, therefore, aids the reader's understanding, that there is, indeed, a science to getting rich, being well and being great. This, he explains, is an exact science - just like algebra or any other mathematical understanding - and provides an alternative view to the world we live in today. There is a bigger picture to life and Wallace Wattles explains this in a very logical and meaningful way.

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The Science Of Getting Rich

The science of getting rich talks about how things and situations manifest through thought creation. As stated, it is an exact science, so get your thoughts away from money being evil. Being rich is more than this. Being rich is about being creative and not competitive. In becoming rich, we help others to become rich too. This is about advancement through creation for everyone.

Doing things in a certain way is a fair exchange without robbery. Wattles draws upon an analogy of sales of eskimo skins within an auction house. By selling him a piece of fine art for his skins would do him an injustice. He will do little with this item as it is useless to him. But, by exchanging his skins for a gun, this will give him the means to hunt further and make further exchanges. You are helping him to be rich and, in doing so, you are being rich too.

As Wattle says, God wants us to be rich because he wants to experience life through us. He doesn't want us to sacrifice ourselves, he wants us to be joyous and advance ourselves (Note: The term God is used as a label. It is energy, interconnected, within all, through all and around all. Wattles refers to this as the living substance).

We all have the desire to advance. This comes from the creative source - the living substance - from which we are connected. All that is happening now, and has happened in the past, is good because creation is an advancing process.

God didn't make the world as a completed project - the world, and everything within it - is advancing. It is abundant and it is good for now and will get better. We should be grateful for this fact. In fact, deep gratitude is fundamental to the science of getting rich, being well and being great.

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The Science Of Getting Rich Is About Creation

The Core Themes Of Wallace Wattles Books

We can, Wallace Wattles states, create things from thought because everything is there waiting for you in the ether.

This idea lives within today's new thought movement, fundamentally known as the law of attraction.

You can read more about this in the links at the bottom on this article, but for now, we will concentrate on Wattle's words and the core themes throughout the series:

  • There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, in which in its original state permeates, penetrates and fills the inter spaces of the universe.

  • A thought in this substance produces the thing that is imaged by the thought.

  • Man can form things in his thought by impressing his thought on formless substance. This can cause the thing he thinks about to be created.

It is essential that you read The Science Of Getting Rich before you read The Science of Being Well and The Science of Being Great.

This is the key book that the others are built upon.

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Scientific Evidence TODAY!

Dark matter (is attracted to gravity and becomes abundant when hydrogen changes - hydrogen is the common element from which the universe was created). This creates a universe filled with space that works on frequencies. Higgs boson provides the answer to particles having mass by filling the gap within the nucleus of atoms.

This nucleus contains protons and neutrons. Within protons and neutrons contain smaller quarks and other particles and it is Higgs boson (the God Particle) that gives these mass. Quarks and these smaller particles travel through a force field (Higgs field). The particles (they move or vibrate within protons and neutrons) gets slowed down by this field and it is this that gives them structure or mass, although the field can not be seen.

This is a thinking universe. I refer to Wallace Wattle's quote from 'The Science of Getting Rich' :

'There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, in which in its original state permeates, penetrates and fills the inter spaces of the universe.'

- Higgs boson (the God Particle)

The Science Of Being Well

Attitude Of Gratitude

Let me take this opportunity to you, the reader, to extend blessings and love in acknowledgement of the gratitude of your greatness.

I wish the world joy, happiness and thanks for your presence here.

I wish you all richness and good health.

I thank the universe for hearing me and granting me the joy for my life and for those in the world.

I want to thank Rhonda Byrne, those who helped to make 'The Secret' and Wallace D Wattles for helping me be the best I can be for now.

I am happy and grateful that:

  • I am receiving every good thing.
  • I am loved.
  • I am love.
  • I am eternal youth.
  • I am healthy
  • I am happy.
  • I am abundant.
  • I am receiving every good thing.
  • I am lucky.

Just as this is for me, I wish this for you for we are one in our interconnectedness x

The Science of Being Well

You are a God amongst Gods. Every corpuscle and cell in your body serves you so as you can be your best.

The science of being well is an exact science. If you believe you are well, you will be well. If you believe in your illness, you will become worse. As long as you have your mind, you can command your body to your will. Remember you are a God amongst Gods and your will, will be done.

This is true and is good. If given a sugar pill, Wattles uses this as an example, and told that it will take away your ailment - you will feel better. All thought can have an affect on your well being and this has been proven so. In medicine, this is termed 'The Placebo Effect'.

In self help book The Science of Being Well, as with The Science of Being Rich and The Science of Being Great, Wallace Wattles speaks about 'Doing things in a certain way'.

It is about a bigger picture and a whole change in how we think and act.

  • When a person thinks in terms of perfect health with complete faith, they will experience perfect health.
  • When people are grateful for their health to the living substance, perfect health will be attracted to him.
  • Perfect health can only be achieved by practicing voluntary functions: drinking, eating, breathing and sleeping.
  • Health is the result of thinking and acting in a certain way. If a sick person does this, they will begin to connect and activate perfect health from the living substance (labels: God, Universe, Buddha etc etc..).

This book focuses upon getting well and is best read as part of the series. Fundamentally, it is essential that you read The Science of Getting Rich first.

The Science of Being Great

The Science Of Being Great

The science of being great is about being the best you can be - by practicing what has been learned from the previous books - The Science of Getting Rich and The Science of Being Well.

This is the growth from within towards wisdom. To acknowledge a higher element - the living substance - and by being perfect within the interconnectedness of the universe - is part of your personal development. Why else are you here reading this?

Wallace D Wattles uses many examples from people from average backgrounds that have become great and looked at why they have become great - for... they 'do things in a certain way'.

They have listened to the innate feelings from within - those feelings of the heart from whence the 'supreme being' speaks (labels again!!).

To Summerise Greatness

To summerise Greatness, therefore:

  • All men contain the same intelligent substance, the same powers and possiblities.
  • Man can overcome all situations and environments if they listen to their soul.
  • Greatness is equally inherant in all.
  • Every constituant of God, is the constituant of man.
  • Universal substance is the spirit from which all things come.
  • The seeker must see that everything in the world is good and right for this present stage of development. It is advancing toward completion. Wattles states:

    'We are not going to the devil, we are going to God.' This is good and all is right with the world for its present time in man's evolution.

  • The Science of Being Great is an exact science. It is in learning to do things in a certain way and practicing this that greatness never fails to come.

The Science of Getting Rich, Being Well and Being Great

If you read and practice all that is said in all three of these books - The Science of Getting Rich, Being Well and Being Great, you can not fail. You will draw people to you, as you become an example to them. You are being the best you can be and will become successful because you are doing things in a certain way with a certain understanding of a bigger picture.

© Shazwellyn 2011 - This work is covered under Creative Commons License

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    • readtoawakecom profile image


      7 years ago

      It is a Great Book, I think everyone should read this book.

      The Science Of Getting Rich is written by Wallace D. Wattles and published in 1910. The book is still in print after 100 years. According to this book it is not possible to live complete and successful life unless one is Rich. This book is written 100 years ago but the principles defined in this book are still valuable.

      The author has written this book for those people whose primary need is to get rich and who want to take action and learn about the science of getting Rich. Every man or women who will follow the instructions given in this book, will certainly become Rich.

      If you want to become successful and financially free then you should read good books like this one. I have started a blog where I publish short summaries of Best-selling books.

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    • Bbudoyono profile image


      8 years ago

      Very inspiring, thanks a lot for writing it.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      ....HattieMattieMae... the key concept is that manifestation is a creation from love, anything other than that is from a lack of love.

      With love, I wish you well

    • HattieMattieMae profile image


      8 years ago from Europe

      Think that has a lot of truth to it. Your beliefs control the outcome of your life, and we do create every situation in front of us.

    • shazwellyn profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Blessings HappyBoomerNurse! The science of being rich is a far greater thing than money. It is about fulfillment, joy and happiness. To be rich is to be the best you can be - to grow like the trees, to strive. This is the urge of life - it is the thinking stuff of creation.

      Thank you for popping by :)

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      I am familiar with Wallace D. Wattle's books and feel they contain a lot of sage advice and wisdom. I do believe that the reality we create is inherently tied to our thoughts, beliefs and actions, and that by being mindful of what we think, believe and do we can improve our own reality as regards to our finances, health and well being.

      We are in our highest purpose when we learn how to use money as an exchange medium for the betterment of all parties instead of a competition to obtain the most wealth at the expense of others.

      Thanks for sharing this useful information. I am voting this hub up, useful, awesome and interesting.


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