Charles Francis Haanel was a noted American author and businessman who belonged to the American Scientific League, The Author‘s League of America, The American Society of Psychical Research, the St. Louis Humane Society and the St. Louis Chamber of Commerce.
Born to parents of German origin in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on 22 May, 1866, Charles F. Haanel began his business career in St. Louis. There he started his own company and eventually founded one of the largest conglomerates of his time, only to write several books which were published in St. Louis by Psychology Publishing and by his Master Key Institute in New York.
Charles Haanel put into books the ideas and methods he used to gain his success. Besides »The Master Key System,« which he wrote in 1912 (publically available since 1916, with a 2nd edition in 1919, and a 1941 release in the UK), he also wrote »Mental Chemistry«, »The New Psychology«, »A Book about You« and, in collaboration with Victor S Perera, »The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi«.
By 1933 The Master Key System had apparently sold over 200,000 copies (there’s no proof backing up this number) and then seemingly disappeared. The broad public only got light of the MKS through the success of Rhonda Byrne’s “The Secret“, to which a great amount of gratitude is owed.
The Master Key System is one of the finest studies in self-improvement, self-realization, self-actualization and higher consciousness ever written. Covering everything from how to get wealthy to how to get healthy, Charles Haanel leaves no stone unturned. With utter precision, he elucidates on each topic with logic and rigor that not only leaves you thinking truthfully, but as a consequence feeling good, and ready to jump into action – into your new life of health, wealth and happiness!