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Your Word Is Your Wand: A Sequel to the Game of Life and How to Play It

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Miss Shinn was an artist, an author and a metaphysics teacher in New York in the early part of the 20th century. Her books are remarkable and revolutionary in her times. They are profound, full of wisdom and have inspired thousands of people for several decades.
She taught that life is a game and in order to play it well, one must learn to understand the universal laws that govern it. She showed her students and readers how to win health, prosperity and happiness by mastering the game. By sharing real-life stories, she illustrates how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making one a winner in life - able to control life‘s conditions and release abundance through knowledge of spiritual law.

Florence Scovel Shinn had the ability to explain her success principles and how they work in an entertaining and easy-to-read style. She can be considered one of last century‘s most popular success teachers and in 1925, Florence decided to publish her first book —The Game of Life and How to Play It“. After unsuccessfully finding a publisher for her work, she published it herself. Her second book, —Your Word is Your Wand“ followed in 1928 and her final book —The Secret Door to Success“ was published in 1940 shortly before her death on October 17, 1940. A fourth book, —The Power of the Spoken Word“ is a compendium of her notes, gathered by one of her students and published posthumously in 1945.

85 pages, Paperback

First published December 1, 1978

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Florence Scovel Shinn

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Florence Scovel Shinn (September 24, 1871, Camden, New Jersey – October 17, 1940) was an American artist and book illustrator who became a New Thought spiritual teacher and metaphysical writer in her middle years. In New Thought circles, she is best known for her first book, The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925).

Her books "Your Word Is Your Wand" and "The Game of Life and How To Play It" were released as audiobooks in 2014 and 2015 respectively and were narrated by actress Hillary Hawkins.

Shinn is considered part of the New Thought movement, as her writings follow in the tradition of Phineas Quimby (1802–1866), Emma Curtis Hopkins (1849–1925), and both Charles Fillmore (1854–1948) and Myrtle Fillmore (1845–1931), co-founders of the Unity Church.

Motivational author Louise Hay acknowledges her as an early influence.

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Author 7 books86 followers
May 23, 2021
Estupendo libro en el que la autora nos habla de la importancia que tiene emplear con coherencia la palabra ya que podemos obtener lo que nos propongamos como curar cualquier enfermedad o cambiar la situación que sea no obstante para ello debemos emplearla con absoluta convicción y confianza

Un escrito que se lee muy rápido en el cual la escritora nos pone numerosos ejemplos de casos que vivió ella a través de sus estudiantes
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1,032 reviews262 followers
July 5, 2017
Had no idea there was a Part II ... Mostly contains examples of helpful personal affirmations, some of which I'm transcribing to flash cards :

“The affirmation of the magic purse is very powerful, as it brings a vivid picture to the mind. It is impossible not to see your purse or wallet filled with money when using the words, ‘crammed, jammed.’ "

“Happiness and health must be earned by absolute control of the emotional nature.”

“Power moves but is never moved. When man stands calm and serene, has a good appetite, feels contented and happy when appearances are against him, he has reached mastery. Then he has the power to ‘rebuke the winds and the waves’ - to control conditions. His word is his wand and he transmutes apparent failure into success.”

“… Fearless faith that wins!”

“I now let go of worn-out conditions and worn-out things. Divine order is established in my mind, body and affairs. ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ “

“Endless good now comes to me in endless ways.”

“I am more than equal to this situation.”

“I am awake to my good, and gather in the harvest of endless opportunities.”

“I am harmonious, poised and magnetic. I now draw to myself my own. My power is God’s power and is irresistible.”

“Divine Order is now established in my mind, body and affairs. I see clearly and act quickly and my greatest expectations come to pass in a miraculous way.”

“There are no lost opportunities in Divine Mind, as one door shuts another door is opened.”

“The genius within me is now released. I now fulfill my destiny.”

“I make friends with hindrances and every obstacle becomes a stepping-stone.”

“There are no obstacles in Divine Mind, therefore, there is nothing to obstruct my good.”

“Man's will is powerless to interfere with God's will. God's will is now done in my mind, body and affairs.”

“There is nothing to fear for there is no power to hurt. I walk up to the lion on my pathway…”

“New fields of Divine Activity now open for me. Unexpected doors fly open, unexpected channels are free.”

“I am as necessary to God as He is to me, for I am the channel to bring His plan to pass.”

“I do not limit God by seeing limitation in myself. With God and myself all things are possible.”

“There can be no happiness where there is fear, apprehension or dread. With perfect faith in God comes a feeling of security and happiness.”

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a frown.”

“I am harmonious, happy, radiant - detached from the tyranny of fear.”

“My happiness is built upon a rock. It is mine now and for all eternity.”

“I give thanks for my permanent happiness, my permanent health, my permanent wealth, my permanent love.”

“I am harmonious, happy and divinely magnetic, and now draw to me my ships over a calm sea.”

“I love everyone and everyone loves me. My apparent enemy becomes my friend, a golden link in the chain of my good.”

“I call on the law of forgiveness. I am free from mistakes and the consequences of mistakes. I am under grace and not under karmic law.”

“Though my mistakes be as scarlet, I shall be washed whiter than snow.”

“It is dark before the dawn but the dawn never fails. Trust in the dawn.”

“Faith is elastic. Stretch it to the end…”

“Before you call you are answered, for the supply precedes the demand.”

“Fear and impatience demagnetize. Poise magnetizes.”

“… Preparing for the thing asked for… shows active faith and brings the demonstration to pass.”

“The student should never talk of a demonstration until it has jelled or comes to pass on the external.”

“I now exercise my fearless faith in three ways - by thinking, speaking and acting. I am unmoved by appearances, therefore appearances move.”

“Infinite Spirit, give me wisdom to make the most of my opportunities. Never let me miss a trick.”

“I walk in the Light… and my fear giants dwindle into nothingness.”

“On man's pathway there is always a Divine Selection. Each day he must live according to the Divine Plane or have unhappy reactions.”

“The Divine Design of my life now comes to pass. I now fill the place that I can fill and no one else can fill. I now do the things which I can do and no one else can do. I am fully equipped for the Divine Plan of my life; I am more than equal to the situation.”

“I deny fatigue, for there is nothing to tire me. I live in the kingdom of eternal joy and absorbing interests. My body is ‘the body electric’ - timeless and tireless, birthless and deathless.”

“There is a tribe of American Indians who live in the desert country and… bring rain to water their crops. They have a rain dance, which is a form of prayer, but no chief is allowed to take part who has any fear. They give exhibitions of courage before they are admitted to the ceremonies. A woman, who was an eye-witness, told me that out of a blue sky came a deluge of rain; the sun still shining.”

“The thing you dislike or hate will surely come upon you, for when man hates, he makes a vivid picture in the subconscious mind and it objectifies.”

"By your words are you justified.”

“"Faith without works or action is dead… The student, in order to bring into manifestation the answer to his prayer must show active faith.”

“… Your word is God in action.”


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155 reviews10 followers
July 11, 2022
There is no truth in lack or limitations, so always seek abundance.
Profile Image for Gary Dale.
Author 2 books16 followers
July 28, 2008
Florence Scovel Shinn’s Your Word Is Your Wand is a quaint yet interesting book to read if you are one of the millions of people who are interested in the Law of Attraction. Her style is a bit dated and is although it is written in a language more familiar with the contemporaries of the later 19th and earlier 20th centuries much of what she parlays is timeless.

I was able to finish this book in almost record time. This book was an easy read from beginning to end and was quite thought provoking when looking behind the affirmations that were offered by the author.

Frankly, I had a bit of trouble with the organization of the book as it seemed to meander from subject to subject – sometimes the subjects were related and other times they weren’t. This was more of a distraction than an actual impaired message. The layout from the publisher was most likely the biggest drawback. The book was printed in block style and quite often there were spelling and editorial mistakes and breaks in paragraphs, etc. If you could get past this you are the better for it.

Blemishes aside, f you are interested in positive life affirmations though this book is one of the classics and is a must for your personal library.
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647 reviews88 followers
October 18, 2022
Um... not what I was expecting =/
I thought it was going to be full of useful affirmations for every category of life... which it does have... but they're all about God and religion and faith! ugh
And I skipped through the next book after this one and it's even more densely written about God. I feel like the first book The Game of Life and How to Play It only had a bit about God and had some great key take aways. Oh well. Another book for the thrift store.
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554 reviews36 followers
January 19, 2016
Full of positive aspirations for different areas of life to live your best life. I do find that this one has a stronger Christian tone than Game of Life. Overall, a good book to establish positive and productive inner dialogue.
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13 reviews
September 16, 2019
Powerful Little Book

This book is filled with wisdom, the affirmations are ones I will definitely put in place in my life. I have been on a manifestation journey and this books was one of the rocks along my path that I will keep in my pocket!
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April 10, 2020
Nice reading.. Thanks for the author.. This is really great... We have to choice the right word to change our life..this might the message from universe..thank you universe...
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Author 1 book4 followers
December 21, 2013
The late Florence Scovel Shinn wrote several books that included “The Game of Life and How to Play It”, “The Secret Door to Success”, “The Power of the Spoken Word”, and “Your Word is Your Wand”.

The book “Your Word is Your Wand” starts out: “Man’s word is his wand filled with magic and power!” She writes about real life examples in most aspects of life. The chapters include success, prosperity, happiness, love, marriage, forgiveness, loss and debt, sales and interviews, guidance, protection, divine design, health, and the elements. She writes with many references from the Bible and the book is filled with affirmations.

I have enjoyed every one of Florence Scovel Shinn’s books. They are short, quick reads, and are packed full of good information. “Fear, doubt, anxiety, anger, resentment pull down the cells of the body, shock the nervous system, and are the causes of disease and disaster. Happiness and health must be earned by absolute control of the emotional nature.” Sounds like good advice to me!

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82 reviews1 follower
June 10, 2016
If you’re a person who believes our words don’t have anything to do with our life, this book will totally change your belief. Up to now, most of us(including me) have used so many negative words in our speakings. If we were aware of this fact that our words can be extremely effective(in positive and negative way) in our life, we would be quite careful about what we were saying. This book mentions this point and makes us informed of our words’ power. As the book’s name implies we can use our words as a Wand to gain our goals and desires. There is nothing cheaper than our words(we already have them in ourselves), so why not using them in a positive way.
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March 30, 2020
A great read for anyone who is seeking to understand power of the spoken word.
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67 reviews7 followers
May 31, 2012
Short read with the majority of content being affirmations grouped by subject (i.e. love) and a short description or story to accompany the affirmations. In some cases, Shinn cites in ailment (i.e. rhematism), its correspondences, and the affirmation. A few affirmations are repeated from her first book and she cites the work and page number where in can be found in her previous work. The affirmations in this book are timeless.
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403 reviews4 followers
April 16, 2015
La palabra es poderosa, el solo hecho de que Jesús nos lo indica "por tus palabras serás
salvado y por tus palabras serás condenado" ya es suficiente.

Es creer en nosotros mismos, tener fe y no solo creer, es vivir de acuerdo a lo que decimos, actuar y vivir acorde a las creencias.

Si no creemos en algo, no digamos lo opuesto.
Si deseamos y esperamos el bien en cualquier asunto, tener el poder de las palabras declarándolo, Dios y el universo nos hará llegar lo esperado.
Profile Image for Soroush Zargar.
2 reviews3 followers
June 30, 2018
If you are a fan of materialism or other relevant ways of thinking this book does not work for you. But as I have the idea that "there are some facts that you need to see in order to believe and there are some facts that you need to believe in order to see" then this book at least gives you a great positive vision to life.
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249 reviews
January 5, 2019
The books by Florence Scovel Shinn habe given a new perspective for life and taught me a new way of life. Being good is good but for a life of happiness, harmony and success we need to be vigilant of our words and thoughts.
It is hard to control the thoughts but as a first step we can watch over our words.
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560 reviews803 followers
August 2, 2017
Le fond du livre est excellent. La raison pour laquelle j'ai donné deux étoiles, c'est parce qu'il y a trop de références à Jésus et Dieu, ce n'était pas vraiment mentionné dans le résumé. Mais ce livre est excellent pour savoir que nos pensées ont effectivement un incidence sur nos vies!!
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Author 2 books3 followers
August 25, 2015
She was most likely a dominant force in the world of metaphysics in her day. I have to admit that I am no longer a fan of such litterature but the book had a lasting impression on me for the longest time.
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Author 10 books117 followers
January 28, 2018
Short but sweet

I love the simplicity of Florence's words. A true pioneer of all things Law of Attraction. Some may find the biblical overtones a little overbearing but if they're taken as a metaphor then this book and its affirmations are a fabulous tool for deliberate creation!
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April 3, 2018
This book is a companion book to the first. Mostly it is listing affirmations to say over your life to help complete the teachings from the first. I couldn't recommend this author more. Read these books.
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Author 11 books10 followers
December 13, 2018
Some good quotes in here, interesting interpretations of Bible verses, but idk... I think you really need to try out the manifestation suggestions herein to see if they work, so I will withhold judgment until I do so.
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Author 1 book1 follower
December 16, 2018
If you read my review for Ms.Shinn's other book "The Game of Life and How to Play It" her sequel "Your Word Is Your Wand" is just as riveting. This sequel hones in on the power of our words and how we can use them for goodwill or impediments in our life. Definitely worth taking note!
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426 reviews21 followers
February 21, 2019
Maravilloso audiolibro. Ha reafirmado en mí que cada día es u milagro y que Dios es mi proveedor infinito. Esta mujer ha sido un magnífico descubrimiento. Doy gracias a Dios porque edificantes mensajes pueden viajar en el tiempo gracias a la tecnología y pueden llegar hoy a nuestras manos.
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15 reviews
July 16, 2011
Written in the late 1920's as a a compilation of many of Shinn's prosperity affirmations. She was remarkable for her time, and still has great appeal and validity today.
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Author 6 books4 followers
October 13, 2012
This book taught me the importance and the POWER of affirmations and how to use them to manifest our dreams.
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Author 11 books1 follower
January 2, 2013
Excellent book. Simply written (in a style of the earl 20th century). Wisdom for the ages.
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