Late last year, we released The Secrets to Power, Mastery, and Truth: The Best of William George Jordan as a handsome hardcover and ebook available exclusively in the AoM store. We’re happy to announce that it is also now available on Amazon as a Kindle ebook.
William George Jordan (1864-1928) was an editor of literary journals and mainstream magazines who came to public prominence in the late 19th century for lectures he offered on his system of “mental training.” Jordan felt that contemporary educational institutions were lacking and in need of supplementation; whereas an education “should train [a student’s] senses, and teach him to think,” he was presented only with facts, and failed to be developed on all sides.
These lectures inspired Jordan to write a popular series of books on self-improvement and personal development: The Kingship of Self-Control, The Majesty of Calmness, The Power of Truth, and The Crown of Individuality. Each of these works consisted of a collection of short essays on various subjects related to how an individual could reach his highest potential in mindset and character.
In The Secrets to Power, Mastery, and Truth, we have created an exclusive anthology of the very best essays across these four works, some of which have been further condensed; the result is the most potent distillation of Jordan’s uncommonly keen wisdom ever to have been published.
For the individual who seeks greater personal strength and character, sees the pursuit of self-development not as a shallow, superficial lark but a committed, lofty conquest, and is, as Jordan puts it, “determin[ed] to live nearer to the limits of his possibilities,” great treasures lie within.