Is the Formless God?

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A reader asked:

In The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles used terms like Formless Substance, Intelligence, Original Substance, etc. As they all started with capital letters, was he referring to God? I’m a bit confused as he also referred specifically to God in the book.

Another reader asked:

Is the Formless that Wallace D. Wattles talked about God? Meaning are the atoms that scientists talk about God? Is it all one thing?

And yet another, simply:

Is the Formless God?

In his preface to The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles wrote:

The monistic theory of the universe …

Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich

Referring to the “theory” his entire philosophy is based on …

… the theory that One is All, and that All is One; that one Substance manifests itself as the seeming many elements of the material world – is of Hindu origin, and has been gradually winning its way into the thought of the western world for two hundred years. It is the foundation of all the Oriental philosophies, and of those of Descartes, Spinoza, Leibnitz, Schopenhauer, Hegel, and Emerson.

Wallace D. Wattles, The Science of Getting Rich

The terms Formless Substance, Intelligence, Original Substance, Formless, God, and many others he used over the years throughout his writings are merely different names he used when referring to this one Substance all things are made from.

Lest there be any doubt, in “Whence Comes the Power?”, the second of three articles in his The Powerful Life series, Wallace D. Wattles wrote:

All things are forms of one Substance; that Substance is conscious and intelligent; it is Spirit. In former articles and in my books I have referred to this Original Substance under various names, as the supreme, the Thinking Stuff, God, All-Mind and so on; but throughout these lessons I shall use the one word, Spirit. Substance is Spirit; everything is Spirit; there isn’t anything but Spirit.

Wallace D. Wattles, The Powerful Life

So, the bottom line is, regardless of what he called it in any particular instance, he was talking about the exact same thing.

Understanding this is absolutely vital to understanding all that Mr. Wattles wrote. If you understand it, really understand it, everything else he wrote will make sense to you. If you don’t, it won’t. It’s that simple!

If you’d like to understand this concept as you’ve never understood it before, I highly recommend you read What Is Truth? by Wallace D. Wattles, which he recommended reading in his Prefaces to both The Science of Getting Rich and The Science of Being Well as it’s fundamental to his philosophy.

It’s available on Amazon …

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While you’re at it, you might also want to grab yourself a copy of The Powerful Life by Wallace D. Wattles, which I referenced above. It’s a real eye-opener!

It’s also available on Amazon …

Click or tap the links below to get your copy today:

Click or tap here to get The Powerful Life by Wallace D. Wattles on Amazon Kindle.

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Prefer paperback?

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By Tony Mase

I’m a longtime, serious student of the works of Wallace D. Wattles, who’s best known for his classic masterpiece, “The Science of Getting Rich.”

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