Think & Grow Rich Lessons
Kay Young Superior, CO, US

Posted: 2021-01-13

Think and Grow Rich – Chapter 11

The Mystery of Sex Transmutation (Emotional Energy)

All quote from Napoleon Hill unless otherwise noted.


“The meaning of the word ‘transmute’ is, in simple language, the changing, or transferring of one element, or form of energy, into another.’


Sex transmutation is simple and easily explained. It means ‘the switching of the mind from thoughts of physical expression, to thoughts of some other nature.”


In this chapter, Hill points out that “the desire for sexual expression is inborn and natural. The desire cannot, and should not be submerged or eliminated.


Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. When driven by this desire, men develop keenness of imagination, courage, willpower, persistence, and creative ability unknown to them at other times. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it. (However) When harnessed, and redirected along other lines, this motivating force maintains all of its attributes of keenness of imagination, courage, etc., which may be used as powerful creative forces in literature, art, or in any other profession or calling, including, of course, the accumulation of riches.


The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of willpower, to be sure, but the reward is worth the effort.  The men of greatest achievement are men with highly developed sex natures; men who have learned the art of sex transmutation.”  He also notes that all these men were motivated by a woman.


When these 2 elements are in place, highly developed sexual nature and a partner that motivates, the path to a genius is open. 


The desire to provide and reach great heights opens and through the use of the SIXTH SENSE, which is Creative Imagination, plans, ideas and hunches which come from Infinite Intelligence are received.  This, added to strengthened drive and determination explode into GENIUS in some area.


As the couple grows older LOVE is deepened and strengthens  their SEXual relationship, enhanced by years of ROMANCE.  “Love is, without question, life’s greatest experience. It brings one into communion with Infinite Intelligence. When mixed with the emotions of romance and sex, it may lead one far up the ladder of creative effort. The emotions of love, sex, and romance, are sides of the eternal triangle of achievement-building genius. Nature creates genii through no other force


When the emotion of romance is added to those of love and sex, the obstructions between the finite mind of man and Infinite Intelligence are removed.  Then a genius has been born!”


Thanks to Linda and Michael Dlouhy for helping us ponder that which is most important in our lives.  Thanks to all who attend, post or share your thoughts in conversation with us here at MFF.  


Kay Young

Superior, Colorado