The first work of higher awareness and practical metaphysics by the twentieth-century's groundbreaking visionary, Neville Goddard. In the past decade the visionary work of Neville Goddard (1905-1972) has attained spectacular popularity. A new generation of readers is discovering and testing Neville's core principle: imagining creates reality. In this handsome Cornerstone Edition, readers can now experience Neville's first book from 1939, At Your Command. The book succinctly lays out his teaching with splendor, ease, and total practicality. Neville first classic work now has the dignified and beautiful publication it deserves. As a special bonus, this Cornerstone Edition includes historian Mitch Horowitz's essay on Neville's life and work, "Neville Goddard: A Cosmic Philosopher," which explores the background of Neville's mysterious teacher Abdullah, and considers how his ideas relate to contemporary science.
Born to an English family in Barbados, Neville Goddard (1905-1972) moved to New York City at age seventeen to study theater. In 1932, he abandoned his work as a dancer and actor to fully devote himself to his career as a metaphysical writer and lecturer. Using the solitary penname Neville, he became one of the twentieth century's most original and charismatic purveyors of the philosophy generally called New Thought. The awakened human imagination, Neville argued, is the God of Scripture, and each man and woman is a slumbering Christ awaiting resurrection. Neville wrote more than ten books and was a popular speaker on metaphysical themes from the late 1930s until his death. Possessed of a self-educated and eclectic intellect, Neville exerted an influence on a wide range of spiritual thinkers and writers, from Joseph Murphy to Carlos Castaneda. The impact of his ideas continues to be felt in some of today's bestselling works of practical spirituality.