In Out of This World: Thinking Fourth Dimensionally Neville Goddard explains the phenonemon of how imagination creates reality. Through a series of explanations and real-life examples, Goddard writes that it is possible for anyone to create their desired reality, simply by using a few key principles of consciousness.
This process is ‘out of this world,’ because man’s imagination cannot be said to exist in this world, but rather as a field of energy that is outside of time and space. As you harden your imagination into reality, through consistent focus and awareness of it, you can enact the dream-world on the physical stage.
Below, you’ll find a few excerpts from the text, along with a link to download the complete pdf version, made available through the public domain.
Chapter I: Thinking Fourth Dimensionally
And now I have told you before it come to pass,
that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe.
MANY persons, myself included, have observed
events before they occurred; that is, before they
occurred in this world of three dimensions. Since
man can observe an event before it occurs in the
three dimensions of space, life on earth must
proceed according to plan, and this plan must exist
elsewhere in another dimension and be slowly
moving through our space.
If the occurring events were not in this world when
they were observed, then, to be perfectly logical,
they must have been out of this world.
And whatever is there to be seen before it occurs
here must be “Predetermined” from the point of
view of man awake in a three-dimensional world.
Thus the question arises: ―Are we able to alter our
My object in writing these pages is to indicate
possibilities inherent in man, to show that man
can alter his future; but, thus altered, it forms
again a deterministic sequence starting from the
point of interference – a future that will be
consistent with the alteration.
The most remarkable feature of man’s future is its
It is determined by his attitudes rather than by his
The cornerstone on which all things are based is
man’s concept of himself. He acts as he does and
has the experiences that he does, because his
concept of himself is what it is, and for no other
reason. Had he a different concept of self, he
would act differently. A change of concept of self
automatically alters his future: and a change in any
term of his future series of experiences reciprocally
alters his concept of self.
Chapter 2: Assumptions Become Facts
Men believe in the reality of the external world
because they do not know how to focus and
condense their powers to penetrate its thin crust.
This book has only one purpose – the removing of
the veil of the senses – the traveling into another
To remove the veil of the senses we do not employ
great effort; the objective world vanishes by
turning our attention away from it.
We have only to concentrate on the state desired in
order to mentally see it, but to give it reality so that
it will become an objective fact, we must focus
attention upon the invisible state until it has the feeling of reality.
Chapter 3: The Power of Imagination
“Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make
you free” – [John 8:32]
Men claim that a true judgment must conform to
the external reality to which it relates. This means
that if I, while imprisoned, suggest to myself that I
am free and succeed in believing that I am free, it
is true that I believe in my freedom; but it does not
follow that I am free for I may be the victim of
But, because of my own experiences, I have come
to believe in so many strange things that I see little
reason to doubt the truth of things that are beyond
The ancient teachers warned us not to judge from
appearances because, said they, the truth need not
conform to the external reality to which it relates.
Chapter 4: No One To Change But Self
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they
also might be sanctified through the truth. [John
The ideal we serve and strive to attain could never
be evolved from us were it not potentially involved
in our nature.
It is now my purpose to retell and to emphasize an
experience of mine printed by me two years ago. I
believe these quotations from “THE SEARCH” will
help us to understand the operation of the law of
consciousness, and show us that we have no one to change but self
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