Mental Chemistry

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Kallisti Publishing, Mar 30, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 239 pages

For every problem, there is a solution.

For every person, there is a meaning.

For every success, there is a formula.


“We live in a fathomless sea of plastic mind substance. This substance is ever alive and active. It is sensitive to the highest degree. It takes form according to the mental demand. Thought forms the mold or matrix from which the substance expresses. Our ideal is the mold from which our future will emerge.”

Charles F. Haanel penned those words and in Mental Chemistry you will discover exactly how you and your thoughts and perceptions shape the world around you and how you can use your mental faculties to control what happens in your life. Some of the “secrets” you will learn are…

  • How to “suggest” sickness and pain from your life.
  • A sure-fire plan to quit smoking forever.
  • How you can influence luck, fate, chance, and destiny.
  • What it means to be one of the 2% that shapes progress and how you can be a part of that.
  • Why you are the way you are and methods to change if you so desire.

In the tradition of his best-selling book The Master Key System, Mr. Haanel delivers to us more insight into life and the ways and means to live it to the fullest. Originally published in 1922, Mental Chemistry continues to be pertinent and poignant today. With his unique way of making the complex understandable and the arcane graspable, Mr. Haanel supplies you with the knowledge you need for your continuing success and attainment.


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1 Mental Chemistry
2 The Chemist
3 The Laboratory
4 Attraction
5 Vibration
6 Transmutation
7 Attainment
8 Industry
11 Mental Medicine
12 Orthobiosis
13 Biochemistry
14 Suggestion
15 PsychoAnalysis
16 Psychology
17 Metaphysics
18 Philosophy

9 Economics
10 Medicine
19 Religion

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About the author (2006)

Author of The Master Key System, A Book About You, The New Psychology, The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi, Mental Chemistry

Included in Master Key Arcana and The Master Key Workbook

See also Charles F. Haanel’s Complete Master Key Course

Regarded by many as the “Father of Personal Development,” Charles F. Haanel is the author of the book The Master Key System as well as other books about improving the human condition. While he was (and is) an influential person, writer, and business man, not many people know who he was or the impact he had. For much more information about Charles F. Haanel, please visit

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Charles F. Haanel (May 22, 1866 – November 27, 1949) is largely associated with the business interests of the city, being affiliated with a number of enterprises of acknowledged financial worth. Beside being president of the Continental Commercial Company he is also president of the Sacramento Valley Improvement Company and president of the Mexico Gold & Silver Mining Company. Mr. Haanel is in every sense of the word a self-made man, having risen in the commercial world to his present station of worth and prominence by the utilization of his own natural resources.

Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May 22, 1866, he is the son of Hugo and Emeline (Fox) Haanel, who removed with him to St. Louis when he was in early childhood. He initiated himself into the business world as an office boy for the National Enameling & Stamping Company. For this company he worked for a period of fifteen years.

Finally he resigned his position with this firm and being ambitious to rise higher in the financial world, he conceived the idea of organizing a company for the purpose of promoting an enterprise. At that time, the vicinity of Tehuantepec, Mexico was reputed as being especially adapted to the growth of sugar and coffee. He succeeded in convincing a number of capitalists of the feasibility of taking up land in that section of the country and working a plantation. The land was purchased and the company organized to engage in the raising of sugar and coffee. Of this company he was made president.

The plantation was successful from the beginning and soon became an enterprise of considerable financial worth. This was organized in 1898 and in 1905 Mr. Haanel organized the Continental Commercial Company, which was consolidated with the other company and also absorbed six additional companies. It is now operating under the name of the Continental Commercial Company with Mr. Haanel as president. It is capitalized for two million five hundred thousand dollars, and is one of the largest of its kind in the world.

Mr. Haanel has by no means confined his efforts to these lines, however, but has extended his labors to other enterprises with which he is associated in a prominent capacity. He was one of the organizers of the Sacramento Valley Improvement Company and from the beginning has been its president. Since its inception the company has enjoyed an era of prosperity and now owns and controls the largest Tokay vineyards in the world. He is likewise president of the Mexico Gold & Silver Mining Company, a company of some importance in developing the rich mineral resources of the southern republic.

In 1885 Mr. Haanel was united in marriage with Miss Esther M. Smith. Sixteen years later he was left a widower with one son and two daughters, and in July, 1908, he was married to Miss Margaret Nicholson of St. Louis, a daughter of W. A. Nicholson.

While Mr. Haanel is a Republican, his pressing business interests have given him no time to take an active interest in politics beyond that of casting his vote and using his influence for the election of the candidates of the party in whose principles he firmly believes.

He is a member of Keystone lodge, a thirty-second degree Mason and a Shriner. He is also affiliated with the Missouri Athletic Club.

He is a man of mature judgment, capable of taking a calm survey of life and correctly valuing its opportunities, its possibilities, its demands and obligations. He has wisely sought success along the lines of least resistance and yet when difficulties and obstacles have confronted him he has displayed a force of character that has enabled him to overcome them and continue on the pathway to prosperity. Many a man whose life is one of untiring industry does not win success for he lacks the complement to industry a laudable ambition which prompts the individual to reach out into other fields and eagerly grasp the opportunities that are presented. In these qualities Mr. Haanel is richly endowed and has thus attained his present enviable position in financial circles.

From St. Louis–History of the Fourth City (S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., St. Louis, 1909) by Walter B. Stevens

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