This volume is the second of a series,
the first of which is The Science of Getting Rich. As that book
is intended solely for those who want money, so this is for those who
want health, and who want a practical guide and handbook, not a
It is an instructor in the use of the
universal Principle of Life, and my effort has been to explain the way
in so plain and simple a fashion that the reader, though he may have
given no previous study to New Thought or metaphysics, may readily
follow it to perfect health. While retaining all essentials, I have
carefully eliminated all non-essentials. I have used no technical,
abstruse, or difficult language, and have kept the one point in view at
As its title asserts, the book deals with
science, not speculation. The monistic theory of the universe — the
theory that matter, mind, consciousness, and life are all manifestations
of One Substance — is now accepted by most thinkers, and if you accept
this theory, you cannot deny the logical conclusions you will find here.
Best of all, the methods of thought and
action prescribed have been tested by the author in his own case and in
the case of hundreds of others during twelve years of practice, with
continuous and unfailing success.
I can say of the Science of Being Well
that it works, and that wherever its laws are complied with, it can no
more fail to work than the science of geometry can fail to work. If the
tissues of your body have not been so destroyed that continued life is
impossible, you can get well, and if you will think and act in a Certain
Way, you will get well.
Those who wish more detailed information
as to the performance of the voluntary function of eating, I would
recommend the writings of Horace Fletcher and of Edward Hooker Dewey.
Read these, if you like, as a sort of buttress to your faith, but let me
warn you against making the mistake of studying many conflicting
theories, and practicing, at the same time, parts of several different
“systems.” For if you get well, it must be by giving your WHOLE MIND
to the right way of thinking and living.
Remember that the Science of Being Well
claims to be a complete and sufficient guide in every particular.
Concentrate upon the way of thinking and acting it prescribes, and
follow it in every detail, and you will get well, or if you are already
well, you will remain so.
Trusting that you will go on until the
priceless blessing of perfect health is yours, I remain,
- Wallace D. Wattles
Delois Wattles wrote a number of books including Health Through New
Thought and Fasting, The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being
Great, The Science of Being Well.
born in the USA shortly after the civil war, and experienced much
failure in his earlier years. Later in his life he took to studying the
various religious beliefs and philosophies of the world including those
of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, Swedenborg,
Emerson, and others. It was through his tireless study and
experimentation that he discovered the truth of New Thought principles
and put them into practice in his own life. He began to write books
outlining these principles. He practiced the technique of creative
visualisation and as his daughter Florence relates, "He wrote
almost constantly. It was then that he formed his mental picture. He saw
himself as a successful writer, a personality of power, an advancing
man, and he began to work toward the realization of this vision. He
lived every page ... His life was truly the powerful life."