The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont

The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont

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Though he wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, Theron Q Dumont is largely a forgotten entity today. In fact, Theron Q Dumont is not even his real name. It is a pen-name adopted by William Walker Atkinson, an American polymath, who began his career as a grocer's assistant in nineteenth century Baltimore, studied law and went on to amass fame and fortune as a successful legal luminary. However, disaster struck when he suffered a nervous breakdown due to over strain and he lost everything that he had earned. He made an incredible comeback as a religious leader and follower of the New Thought philosophy. William Atkinson wrote under several pseudonyms like Yogi Ramacharaka, Thomas Sheldon, Magus Incognito, Swami Panchadasi and many others. Theron Q. Dumont was one such pen name that he used, to create the persona of a French writer who talks about the powers of the mind, memory enhancement, the will and using the power of personal magnetism to achieve one's ends. It was presumed that he adopted these pseudonyms to protect his legal career. The Power of Concentration was first published in Chicago in 1918. As a pioneering self help book, it deals with developing the faculty of deep concentration to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bending the entire power of your mind and focusing it on the thing you want to achieve apparently creates cosmic energies that will manifest the goal. For many modern day readers, this may sound extremely familiar. Current theories of coaching, mentoring and the plethora of “How To...” books that crowd bookstore shelves all contain ideas like this. The power of visualization, self-dialog, self-awareness, elimination of negative thoughts etc. are all presented in The Power of Concentration. The book also contains practical exercises for honing your powers of concentration, observation and keeping your focus sharp and keen. There are also excellent suggestions regarding diet and nutrition, exercise and physical fitness and their effect on the mind. However, the latter half of the book could be disappointing to some readers as it meanders through topics like cosmic rays, divine wisdom, etc which tend to delve into less than believable territory. However, as a self help manual, The Power of Concentration does indeed provide valuable tips on cultivating the now lost art of concentration. For today's generation which is subject to an infinite number of distractions and is prey to notoriously short attention spans, The Power of Concentration is a most valuable and useful guide.
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Though he wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, Theron Q Dumont is largely a forgotten entity today. In fact, Theron Q Dumont is not even his real name. It is a pen-name adopted by William Walker Atkinson, an American polymath, who began his career as a grocer's assistant in nineteenth century Baltimore, studied law and went on to amass fame and fortune as a successful legal luminary. However, disaster struck when he suffered a nervous breakdown due to over strain and he lost everything that he had earned. He made an incredible comeback as a religious leader and follower of the New Thought philosophy. William Atkinson wrote under several pseudonyms like Yogi Ramacharaka, Thomas Sheldon, Magus Incognito, Swami Panchadasi and many others. Theron Q. Dumont was one such pen name that he used, to create the persona of a French writer who talks about the powers of the mind, memory enhancement, the will and using the power of personal magnetism to achieve one's ends. It was presumed that he adopted these pseudonyms to protect his legal career. The Power of Concentration was first published in Chicago in 1918. As a pioneering self help book, it deals with developing the faculty of deep concentration to achieve your personal and professional goals. Bending the entire power of your mind and focusing it on the thing you want to achieve apparently creates cosmic energies that will manifest the goal. For many modern day readers, this may sound extremely familiar. Current theories of coaching, mentoring and the plethora of “How To...” books that crowd bookstore shelves all contain ideas like this. The power of visualization, self-dialog, self-awareness, elimination of negative thoughts etc. are all presented in The Power of Concentration. The book also contains practical exercises for honing your powers of concentration, observation and keeping your focus sharp and keen. There are also excellent suggestions regarding diet and nutrition, exercise and physical fitness and their effect on the mind. However, the latter half of the book could be disappointing to some readers as it meanders through topics like cosmic rays, divine wisdom, etc which tend to delve into less than believable territory. However, as a self help manual, The Power of Concentration does indeed provide valuable tips on cultivating the now lost art of concentration. For today's generation which is subject to an infinite number of distractions and is prey to notoriously short attention spans, The Power of Concentration is a most valuable and useful guide.
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00 – Introduction

25 Jul 2020 | 04 mins 25 secs

00 – Introduction

25 Jul 2020 | 04 mins 25 secs

01 – Lessons 1 and 2

24 Jul 2020 | 39 mins 34 secs

01 – Lessons 1 and 2

24 Jul 2020 | 39 mins 34 secs

02 – Lessons 3 and 4

23 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 33 secs

02 – Lessons 3 and 4

23 Jul 2020 | 12 mins 33 secs

03 – Lessons 5 and 6

22 Jul 2020 | 20 mins 47 secs

03 – Lessons 5 and 6

22 Jul 2020 | 20 mins 47 secs

04 – Lessons 7 and 8

21 Jul 2020 | 21 mins 55 secs

04 – Lessons 7 and 8

21 Jul 2020 | 21 mins 55 secs

05 – Lessons 9 and 10

20 Jul 2020 | 25 mins 18 secs

05 – Lessons 9 and 1...

20 Jul 2020 | 25 mins 18 secs

06 – Lessons 11 and 12

19 Jul 2020 | 18 mins 53 secs

06 – Lessons 11 and ...

19 Jul 2020 | 18 mins 53 secs

07 – Lessons 13 and 14

18 Jul 2020 | 44 mins 58 secs

07 – Lessons 13 and ...

18 Jul 2020 | 44 mins 58 secs

08 – Lessons 15 and 16

17 Jul 2020 | 15 mins 01 sec

08 – Lessons 15 and ...

17 Jul 2020 | 15 mins 01 sec

09 – Lessons 17 and 18

16 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 46 secs

09 – Lessons 17 and ...

16 Jul 2020 | 17 mins 46 secs

10 – Lessons 19 and 20

15 Jul 2020 | 32 mins 10 secs

10 – Lessons 19 and ...

15 Jul 2020 | 32 mins 10 secs