Leo Dubois Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
Napoleon Hill states,"No matter who you are, or what may have been your purpose in reading this book, you can profit by it without understanding the principle described in this chapter". I have had difficulty with this chapter and I share Napoleon Hill's views on this subject. Nevertheless, it is a remarkable piece of revelation.
To understand the chapter on the sixth sense requires a study of the previous 12 principles contained in THINK AND GROW RICH. Once the principles have been mastered, the sixth sense will serve as an early warning system to avoid impending dangers and be notified of opportunities to be received and adopted. Sometimes these warnings border on the miraculous and as such, the author believes this is the work of an infinite intelligence which "transmutes desires into reality", and "Anyone who has experienced a near accident while driving knows that on such occasions, the sixth sense often comes to one's rescue, and aids, by split seconds in avoiding the accident", contends Napoleon Hill.
The author added the function of the master mind group (see chapter 10 in Think and Grow Rich) by holding imaginary council meetings with 9 men whose lives left a positive historical impact on society. Napoleon Hill would address each member individually requesting that he be blessed with aspects of character that made them great. Though these requests were purely fictional, they were instrumental in activating his mind to be "receptive to ideas, thought and knowledge which reach" one, through the sixth sense.
Napoleon Hill recommends reading this chapter several times and by repeating this experience, he contends that the reader will find himself possessing , "a power that will enable you to throw off discouragement, master fear, overcome procrastination and draw freely upon your imagination."