Category Archives: Mind Magic

Bill Harvey – Our Donation to All Of You – Free MIND MAGICs

Back in the day when I first wrote and published this book, a friend who worked at the Radius Bookstore in Manhattan told us that John Lennon had come in the store asking for “the Microcosmology book”—the original subtitle of MIND MAGIC was “The Science of Microcosmology”. Yoko Ono then sent us a card that read, “Please RUSH a dozen copies of the Microcosmology book to us. Ours was taken by a friend.”

Thirty-four university professors at NYU, UCLA, San Diego State, and West Point, among others, used it as a course or supplemental text.

The US Army and Navy requested and received free workshops for top officers.

Over 3000 people have written to us, some posting reviews on Amazon, saying it had a life-changing effect on their lives. Check out the testimonials in the right column. I love this one from an Amazon reader, who found it in his mother’s library and read it on his own as a high school student:

16 years later I find that this book had a profound effect on who I am and where I am in my life.

MIND MAGIC is designed to be an interactive stimulus. Many readers just open it at random for daily inspiration.

It’s the kind of “unique experience of self”—a way to reflect on our lives in useful, productive ways—a form of yoga for the mind and emotions—that we can use to make the best of the isolation and sameness of these COVID-19 days. Until we lick this thing—and thereafter, as we come to realize how we’ve grown through this surreal experience.

I didn’t write MIND MAGIC to make money, but rather to share the methods I had discovered in my life journey, aiming to help all of us become more of who we really are. What better time than now, during this pandemic, to give away free copies of MIND MAGIC?

Something different to think and/or talk about.

For those alone, MIND MAGIC can be a friend that sometimes seems to read your mind, talking to you directly.

So, here’s how we can afford to do this—pdf downloads. Not my favorite way to read a book but it works. Each pdf will include permission—for the duration of the pandemic—to make and give away as many copies as you like, to anyone, as long as it’s for free.

Just click here to download the book. Please let us know anything you’d like to share with us about your experience as you read and work with MIND MAGIC. If you see a new creative path for yourself, and could use some help in actualizing that path, my personal advice is free too. And always will be, for individuals seeking to optimize their life journey.

You are welcome to share this blog post with anyone and everyone. You can also share my Facebook page with your friends.

Stay well, use this unique time wisely, and make the most of it. What else is there to do?

Love, Bill

THE FIRST SON – My Intention and Hope

October 11, 2018

Just as with my nonfiction books MIND MAGIC and YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE, my intent in THE FIRST SON is to free the consciousness of the reader from habitual thinking and feeling. Sharing with you here my hope for the effect that reading my new sci-fi alternate history novel will have on its readers.

The First Son by Bill Harvey

Click the book to read about my first novel.

First of all, I hope the reader will be drawn into the characters and their love for each other. THE FIRST SON is like a family drama in a way. I’ve spent years working to make each of the characters three-dimensional and alive.

Almost as important is the visceral realization of the heroes’ dilemma. If you don’t get the trouble the heroes are in, or don’t care which way it comes out, I haven’t succeeded in really immersing you in the story, in which the whole multiverse is threatened.

At some point in THE FIRST SON story’s unfolding, I hope the reader experiences a shift, recognizing the subtle differences between the traditional historical account and the alternate perspective of the story, and gets the feeling that either way of looking at these events could be true. I am also hoping that the underlying thrill of history itself becomes part of the reading experience. The mystery of history—the fact that we don’t know exactly what really happened, and have always been just trying to piece it together.

A great deal of the action involves beings taking over each other’s minds, which is a metaphor for the way we continually hijack our own minds and feelings. The way psychic agents in the story protect themselves from takeover is the same advice I give in MIND MAGIC, morphed into fiction. I’ve found that one has more ability to discipline one’s own mind and feelings if a lens of defending oneself against an outside adversary is used. Readers will let us know the degree to which the novel has this effect of increasing self-mastery.

The most important cognitive/emotive shift THE FIRST SON hopefully creates is the opening of the reader’s mind to the possibility that science and religion are entirely compatible, and that what we call religion came out of visionaries who had psychic powers that are at the heart of all religious experience, what Freud called “the oceanic experience”. This can manifest as Flow state, being taken over by a benevolent and super-competent higher Self. It can manifest as speaking in tongues, channeling, shaking/quaking, dervishing, the Subud Latihan, oneness, mind reading, precognition, bliss, chills up and down the spine, hair standing on end, crying with happiness, laughing at a suddenly perceived cosmic joke, and other phenomena associated with all religions in one form or another.

In our culture today, these phenomena have been assigned to a sort of   by many people, and are not given much serious attention. By turning our backs on the most important questions in life and in history, we diminish ourselves. The wiser course of action is ours for the taking.

I have high hopes, as you can see.

Most of us would like to make at least a small contribution to making humankind less warlike, greedy, and unkind, and more loving and peaceful. Each day many of you readers are doing your best along these lines. We have to try new ways to achieve these important ends. THE FIRST SON is my current offering to this end. I hope you enjoy the journey.

One experience I know you will enjoy is listening to Paul Harvey’s brief and inspired A Letter From God.

In similar spirit to THE FIRST SON, except where Paul says we can never understand The One Self Inside Us All, and where he says that The One Self never speaks with us individually.

All my best,

Bill

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