Neville Goddard retain their power to electrify more than thirty years following his death. Neville asserts with complete ease what many would find fantastic: Our assumption, whether conscious or unconscious create the world in the most literal sense. In other words - Man moves in a world that is nothing more or less than his consciousness objectified He wrote ten books under the pen name Neville and influenced the ideas of Carlos Castaneda, Aldous Huxley, Wayne Dyer, Bob Proctor , and yet little is known about this teacher who exerted so unusual a pull on the American spiritual scene. Do these principles come down simply to get-rich methods? In an unpublished lecture from 1967, Neville draws an intriguing counterpoint:
What would be good for you? Tell me, because in the end every conflict will resolve itself as the world is simply mirroring the being you are assuming that you are.
One day you will be so saturated with wealth, so saturated with power in the world of Caesar, you will turn your back on it all and go in search of the word of God… I do believe that one must completely saturate himself with the things of Caesar before he is hungry for the word of God
This passage sounds a note that resonates through many of the spiritual traditions of the world: One cannot renounce what one has not attained. To move beyond the material world, or its wealth, one must know that wealth.
Neville never achieved the fame or reputation of some of his contemporaries.
Still, at the height of his career he reached many thousands of seekers in crowded churches and packed auditoriums. His books and pamphlets were sold at lectures, and he freely allowed students to tape his addresses without charge. These tapes continue to informally spread his message today.
In the last twelve years of his life, he took his philosophy in a radical direction one that would cost him some of his popularity on the positive-thinking circuit.
Neville spoke of a jarring mystical experience in which he was reborn as a child from within his skull, which opened as a womb. (In the Bible, Golgotha translates as skull).
In a complex interpretation of Scripture and personal experience, Neville told of “The Promise:” that each of us is Christ waiting to be liberated through metaphysical realization.
Neville was one the last century’s most remarkable spiritual teachers. He remained true to the principles on which he founded his career, yet dared to move beyond them without regard for convention or popular acceptance.