Neville Goddard 1954
As you have heard, this morning's subject is "Awakened Imagination". It is my theme for the entire series of
nineteen lectures. Everything is geared towards the awakening of the imagination. I doubt if there is any
subject on which clear thinking is more rare than the imagination. The word itself is made to serve all kinds of
ideas. many of them directly opposed to one another. But here this morning I hope to convince you that this is
the redeeming power in man. This is the power spoken of in the Bible as the Second Man. "the Lord from
This is the same power personified for us as a man called Christ Jesus.
In the ancient text it was called Jacob, and there are numberless names in the Bible all leading up and
culminating in the grand flower called Christ Jesus.
It may startle you to identify the central figure of the Gospels as human imagination, but I am quite sure before
the series is over, you will be convinced that this what the ancients intended that we should know, but man
has misread the Gospels as history and biography and cosmology, and so completely has gone asleep as to
the power within himself.
Now this morning I have brought you the means by which this mighty power in us may be awakened. I call it
the art of revision. I take my day and I review it in my mind's eye. I start with the first incident in the morning.
I go through the day; when I come to any scene in my unfolding day that displeased me, or if it didn't
displease me if it was not as perfect as I thought it could have been, I stop right there and I revise it. I
re-write it, and after I have re-written it so that it conforms to the ideal I wished I had experienced, then I
experience that in my imagination as though I had experienced it in the flesh. I do it over and over until it takes
on the tone of reality, and experience convinces me that that moment that I have revised and relived will not
recede into my past. It will advance into my future to confront me as I have revised it. If I do not