Megatudes Chapter One: The Well of the Mind

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Happiness and success, the crown jewels of life, are universally sought for ourselves and envied in others.  But these twin gems are not bestowed by fate or luck.  They are not the result of happenstance.  They are not even a divine gift.  Rather, they are drawn from the well of each person’s ...
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Grand Illusions Chapter One: The Birth of a Psychological Illusion

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It was one of those rare, once or twice-in-a-lifetime epiphanies, a flash of insight that was – I would learn later – to become a hinge on which my adult life would turn.I was in my mid-thirties, and had been in the ministry or preparing for it since I was 16.I was the Senior Pastor of a robust, ...
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Chapter Two: The Terrible Beauty of an Illusion

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il·lu·sion ( -l zh n) noun. 1. An erroneous perception of reality. 2. An erroneous concept or belief. 3. The condition of being deceived by a false perception or belief.dis·illu·sion·ment (d s -l zh n m nt) noun. The act of freeing someone from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom ...
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Chapter Three: The Power of an Illusion

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The capacity of the human mind for self-deception is astounding.  Until we accept this fact, and consciously choose to look inward at our own personal belief systems (rather than attempting to identify the illusions that might plague friends, family and coworkers), there is little hope for positive ...
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Being Yourself: Pay No Attention to that Man Behind the Curtain!

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The classic fantasy movie, “The Wizard or Oz”, provides an interesting parallel to the progression through which our illusions eventually become reality. The well-known key characters in the movie are the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, the Wizard of Oz and Dorothy, who were respectiv ...
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Chapter Five: The Momentum of an Illusion

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In the early part of the nineteenth century, there was but one province of India not subject to British rule.The state of Kolhapur was instead governed by a rajah with more pressing problems than the threat of a British invasion, for his kingdom was routinely pillaged by a group of marauding bandit ...
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Teachers on a Mission

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Good teaching does not occur by accident.  Onthe contrary, it is the result of finely honed skills and an intimateknowledge of the dynamics of human learning and motivation.  Almostevery weekday around the world dedicated school teachers invest theirtime, energy, resources, even their money in the ...
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Disillusioned with Network Marketing? Good! (That’s the first step toward making it work for you!)

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You and I have something in common: we're both illusionists. There are differences, of course. I perform my classic illusions on stage, cutting your top distributor in three pieces, floating another in the air, or making your CEO appear from an empty vault. But all of us perform much more elaborate ...
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