Summary of Chapter 11 : Sex Transmutation

Chapter 11 of Think and Grow Rich teaches you how to control your sexual energy and use it for your goals. It also talks about the power of sex and how it affects your mind. It lists 10 things that can stimulate your mind other than sex, which is number one. And last but not least, the author talks about the sixth sense, a skill which can make you a genius.

Summary of chapter 11

Sex Transmutation in Think and Grow Rich

Sexual transmutation means using your sexual energy for a purpose other than sex. Sounds difficult? Not really. Keep on reading this online summary.

The power of sex

Chapter 11 says that sex creates a mind state with great power. But many people don’t know this and think that sex is only physical. That’s why physical things have often influenced the mind of men.

Sex has three potentialities:

  • The perpetuation of mankind.
  • The maintenance of health.
  • The transformation of mediocrity into a genius through transmutation.

Castrate a bull and you have removed the major source of action.

Think and Grow Rich, Chapter 11 : The mystery of Sex Transmutation, by Napoleon Hill

Sex is the strongest human desire. It is so strong that people are willing to risk their life and reputation to satisfy it. That’s why sex should have a positive outlet that makes the body, mind and spirit better. The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of willpower, but the reward is worth the effort.

There are two characteristics of highly successful men:

  • The men of greatest achievement have learnt the art of sex transmutation and possessed a very developed sexuality.
  • The men who have accumulated great fortunes were motivated by the influence of a woman.

When driven by this emotion, men become gifted with a superpower for action. Understand this truth and you will see why sex transmutation can lift you to the status of a genius.

The 10 mind stimuli

These are the main stimuli for the mind, among which sex is number one:

  • Desire for sex expression.
  • Love.
  • Burning desire for fame, money or power.
  • Music.
  • Friendship.
  • A Master Mind.
  • Mutual suffering.
  • Autosuggestion.
  • Fear. (Destructive)
  • Narcotics and alcohol. (Destructive)

Genius: a person who has discovered how to increase the vibrations of thought. Indeed to the point where he can communicate freely with sources of knowledge not available through the ordinary rate of vibration of thought.

A genius is developed through the sixth sense

The sixth sense is what we called creative imagination, and we may say those who use it deliberately for a certain purpose are genii.

Inspired ideas come from:

  • Infinite Intelligence.
  • Subconscious mind.
  • Other person conscious thought.
  • Other person subconscious thought.

Think and Grow Rich Chapter 11 also reiterates the fact the creative faculty can be trained so it increases its performance, but only by simple fact of exercising it. There is plenty of reliable evidence this faculty exists and can be voluntarily exercised.

According to inventor Mr Gates, his procedure to access the creative faculty relied on three steps:

  • Stimulate your mind using one or more stimuli.
  • Concentrating upon the known and unknown factors, holding the picture in mind until it takes over the subconscious mind.
  • Then relax clearing your mind of any thought and wait till the answer flashes into your mind.

As a note, be aware many great men who found their stimuli in love, have lost all their fortune after they replaced their old wife for a new one after money and power went to their heads.

Napoleon was not the only one to discover that sex stimuli from the correct source is more powerful than any other force.

Urge of sex: distillation of sex desire

Only the genii have discovered the even bigger power of the urge of sex. Sex energy is the creative energy of all genii and there will never be a great man of fortune lacking in this driving force.

Sex transmutation requires a lot of willpower. It is not obtained easily, and even less without persistence and training.

These are characteristics of highly sexed people:

  • The hand shake.
  • The tone of voice.
  • Posture and carriage.
  • Vibrations of thought, influencing those around them.
  • Body adornment.

The chapter says sex energy is needed to be enthusiastic and make others enthusiastic. This is very important for selling things, for example, for those who have a commercial job. But too much sex or sex without control can harm your creativity. It can be as bad as drugs or alcohol.

Don’t waste the power of your creative imagination. Many men have strong sex desires, but they act like animals instead of geniuses. This is why the best age for most men to be productive is from 40 to 60. From 30 to 40, a man starts to learn how to change sex energy into other forms of energy (if he ever learns).

Napoleon Hill also says love is needed to have balance. When sex and love are combined, the result is calmness of purpose, balance and good judgement. Some men also combine it with the faith of romance, which makes the energy even stronger.

Nature has provided Man with a chemistry of mind so you can become a true alchemist. The process consists in two steps:

  • Encourage the presence of these emotions as the dominating thoughts.
  • The mind is a creature of habit. You may control the mind through the power of will and persistence.

The secret to control yourself lies on understanding the process of transmutation. All negative emotions which may appear must be transmuted into positive ones by simply changing your thoughts. There is no other road to genius.

Fighting Bull represents Sexual Transmutation as explained in think and Grow rich Chapter 11
The fighting bull is an example of sexual energy transmuted into killer instinct.

Perfect combination

Sex energy can prevent you from enjoying life and fortune if you use it only for physical pleasure. Many people have lost their happiness because of this mistake, even though they had riches and fortunes. You need to know how to use sex energy in a positive way.

One way to use sex energy positively is to mix it with love. Love is a spiritual emotion that connects you with Infinite Intelligence. When you combine sex and love, you create a powerful force that can improve your mind and body. You can see the difference in the eyes and face of someone who has sexual energy with love or without love.

In Napoleon Hill’s words, when romance is added to love and sex, a genius is born. This is because the barrier between the human mind and Infinite Intelligence is removed.

How to transmute sexual energy into creativity?

Transmuting sexual energy into creativity takes two major steps. The first step is accumulating sexual energy, the second is about redirecting this energy.

Napoleon Hill could not say what he wanted due to his time, but with a bit of imagination we can figure out what he meant: “Men, stop masturbating!”. You might think this is easy, but it is not. Don’t forget you have to do this before you can change sexual energy into other forms of energy.

Now that you have awaken and accumulated sexual energy, you should try to redirect it towards your goals. Choose some of the stimuli proposed by Napoleon Hill and then concentrate upon your goals. You should start seeing results quickly.

If you liked this chapter and want to have a deeper understanding of the principle, have a look at this 5-min summary of the book.

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