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Robert Collier

(April 19, 1885 - 1950)

New Thought Author Robert Collier

About New Thought Author Robert Collier

Robert Collier was an American author of self-help, and New Thought metaphysical books in the 20th century. He was the nephew of Peter Fenelon Collier, founder of Collier's Weekly. Robert "Bob" Collier was born in St. Louis and was the son of John Collier and Mary Ferguson; his mother died when he was a teenager. His father traveled often as a correspondent for Collier's Magazine (founded and published by his uncle, Peter F. Collier). As a youth, Robert was educated in a church seminar school and was expected to become a priest. Before taking his vows, Robert decided against the life of a clergyman. He instead headed for West Virginia to seek his fortune.

In West Virgina, Robert Collier worked as a mining engineer and learned first-hand how to deal with both life and humanity. He was an avid reader and would take time to read through boks on advertising and business correspondence which he found in the mining company's office. After eight years in West Virginia, Collier traveled to New York City to work in the advertising department of the P.F. Collier Publishing Company. With help and guidance from experts such as Bruce Barton and Fred Stone, he developed ideas in sales copy, eventually persuading the top men to test them in new circulars he wrote. This had fantastic results for the company, bringing in millions of dollars of sales.

For many years, Robert Collier had also been suffering from a seemingly strange and undiagnosable illness which he finally cured on his own through the healing methods of Christian Science. Robert became deeply interested in health products at this time and felt that most illness came from chemically treated and denatured foods. He soon began investigating how the human Mind could so quicky and easily cure an ailment that doctors couldn't. He believed that if the Mind had the power to cure physical problems, then the mind could cure business problems and financial lack as well.

For months Robert studied hundreds of books and courses relating to New Thought, metaphysics, the occult and personal success. He delved into religion and the deep mysteries of the Masters of the ages. He began applying the techniques and principles and soon he was seeing the results in his own life. Soon he began writing a set of books on practical psychology titled:The Secret of the Ages---and within 6 months the books were published, making Collier millions of dollars. Robert went on to write many more best-selling courses and continued success.

Collier was involved in writing, editing, and research for most of his life, writing about the practical psychology of abundance, desire, faith, visualization, confident action, and becoming your best. Collier's Books were also referenced in the popular metaphysical movie The Secret by Rhonda Byrne writes. Robert Collier was also a devoted husband and the father of six children. After his passing in 1950, his books still encured and the Robert Collier Publications, Inc,. still exists today through the efforts of his wife, children and grandchildren.

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