Oct 122004

I once read the following story in Al Koran’s book, “Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind.” A woman is dreading doing the household chores. She remembers she has an energy pill in her pocket that someone had given her. She swallows the pill and immediately has tons of energy. She does the work effortlessly. Later, she discovers the actual energy pill in her other pocket. She had taken her child’s sweet, believing it to be the energy pill.

I agree with Al Koran that the magic does not lie in the tablet. It matters not whether you swallow a pill, say a prayer or chant. Whatever method you use is a map to get to the Self, where the real magic lies. So it means trusting in yourself. If you have no self-belief you will move from teacher to teacher, therapist to therapist, until you discover that You are – and have always been – the Answer to what you seek.

Al Koran was a magician, way before my time, but I learned about him through my mother, who has his book. He performed tricks that astounded his audience and critics alike. Koran believed Love works magic. Love is the magnet. Koran was a believer…he believed in humanity and, most of all, he believed in the power within him.

I agree 100% with Al Koran about self-belief and loving all. When you have self-belief and love all, everything works out for good, per your definition of good, of course.

I believe in magic.

I believe in love.


  36 Responses to “Self-Belief”

  1. nice message and one that should make the readers interested in finding out what the book is all about? thanks 4 writing this message ENOCIA

  2. i read al korans Bring Magic out if your Mind,
    Its best book i have read, and i do belive in real magic

  3. Hi Basavaraj,

    Yes Al Koran’s book is magic. Love is magic.


  4. a LIFE CHANGING BOOK.A book that everyone should have in their bookcase.Theres a chapter for every problem we all go through sometime in life.

  5. if anyone having Bring out the magic in your mind BY
    AL KORAN plz send it to my email. thanks

  6. Nisha, Bring Out the Magic in Your Mind is available at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Bring-Out-Magic-Your-Mind/dp/0722511817.

    All the very best.

  7. Incidentally: Al Koran never wrote that book…He had a ghost writer do it for him. He used Al’s name to promote it..the contents didnt come from Al Koran who was known as a Magician/mindreader cabaret act. Al was born in the east end of London and took diction classes to get rid of his cockney accent and went on to have his own radio series of mindreading/magic. He eventually emigrated to the states where he died aged 55…

  8. Thanks for the information, Sean. The following link gives the real writer’s name. Reviews

    It’s still a wonderful book.

    With love,

  9. I came across Al Koran’s book in 1970, when I was at all-time low in my life. I decided to use his visualisation techniques to try to conjure up money! I cut out a bank advert showing piles of cash and meditated on this every night. The cash came to me but not in the way you would imagine! What happened was that the next year(1971)I took a job which was very avaragely-paid but within a year we had a parity award with other workers, leading to everyone’s wages increasing by 75%! This lasted for 8 years and the money kept going up and up without stopping. This clerical job was the best paid job I ever had so as far as I am concerned, Al Koran’s techniques do work.

  10. Hi Nostalgicat, cool name. :-)

    I first came across the Al Koran book about six years ago when I found a copy on my mother’s book shelf at home. She didn’t seem that impressed with it though; I guess she didn’t believe. Just recently she was getting rid of some old books and I asked her to keep it. I’ve been re-reading it and I still get a lot out of it.

    I loved hearing about how the cash came to you. It showed you were/are very open and you believed, which is very important. Long may you prosper!

    Thanks again.

    With love,

  11. Just bought Koran’s book. Well worth getting from ebay or amazon.

    first read the book about 35 years ago–wish I had taken more notice. In some ways an early ” cosmic ordering ” type book.

  12. That’s good news, Brian. Glad to hear you’re taking a trip down memory lane. And you’re right, it is another form of “cosmic ordering.”

    Hey, I should be getting a fat commission for plugging this book. I shall order millions of Pounds forthwith. :)

    With love,

  13. I read Al Korans book about 20 years ago. It changed my life from being a working nomad to taking me around the world and earning more than I ever imagined possible. I firmly believe, that anything IS possible; if you can apply the knowledge in this book. Read it, and achieve YOUR dream!

  14. Thank you robbieh for your feedback.

    With love,

  15. Hi,

    I’m reading the book and I love it. It is the best book I have ever read. I’m very grateful to the author for writing it.Seems it is going to change me a lot.

  16. Hi Magic,

    So glad to hear you’re enjoying the Al Koran book.

    With love,

  17. Hi I first read the book 40 years ago and I then had a wonderfull experienced regarding money for abouta month and then fell into unbelieve relying on me rather than the magic within, I am now re-reading the book and reap the wonderfull gifts it has to offer just like the return of the prodigal son thanks for sharing your website love Tony P Portsmouth England

  18. Thank you for sharing, Tony P.

    All the best being the Magic that you are.

    With love,

  19. Looking forward to purchasing this book and I will let you know how I go at a later day,

    Looking for personal growth…


  20. Hi Madonna,

    I hope you get a lot from reading the book as I have!

    Lots of love,

  21. I love this book it has made things alot clearer for me it makes sense. Im still learning to apply the advice but i have already had some results, including becoming a more positive person. Im glad i came across it. x

  22. I agree, that book is a real gem!

    Enjoy being the magic.

    With love,


  24. I read bring out the magic in the 70s, and i still have the orininal book in hardback.An interesting read but i felt it was very materialistic,and inclined to lead you away from natural magic in that it was at an attempt at controlling the source.Got in to other more pure stuff like krishnamurtis freedom from the known,which i also have an old copy of.Its a case of none thought and fatalistic poetic magic orthe attempted control of the source which in itself may initially help gain material things but will eventually lead to discord.Respond like the echo.!Sam

  25. Thanks for sharing your take, Sam. Very interesting though I don’t share your perspective.

    With love,

  26. This article though a short one but covered the essence of self belief. In my latest article http://proenrichment.com/2009/04/09/actify-your-self-belief/
    I propose that self belief depends on how focus you are and the confidence level. These are 2 batteries for the power of self belief.


  27. Hi Gazzali.

    Thank you for sharing your article. I have left a comment on your blog.

    With love,

  28. having studied yoga and zen for 30 years i still find Al’s book spiritually most practical. What worked for me apart from his general teaching is; breath control, focusing the mind and letting -go, of the utmost importance. It works, don’t ‘try’ it,do it!

  29. Thank you, Garth. In total agreement with you.

    With love,

  30. My mother bought me the book obout 20 years ago, and i have just started to read it properly, would you beleive? Finding great comfort in reading it, especialy the magic of love section

  31. That’s great, Sam. Enjoy…

  32. I first read this book in the early 1970’s. Already well thumbed it came through my mother from her office where it had been passed around like a thumping good read.
    Why? It promotes JOY in a simple unpatronising way.
    In my mind “Bring out the Magic” is the spiritual prototype of all later “self-help” books.
    As a resource it will say with me my whole life. I still have my mother’s – my – copy. Still covered in newspaper to hide my tweenage embarrassment at the title.
    I am reading it now for the first time – again.

  33. Thank you Neill. I believe that book is a classic and I still dip into it from time to time. Enjoy…

    With love,

  34. can someone send a copy of the E book . It is not available on hard print

  35. Have you checked Amazon, Gerard. They have used copies on sale. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/0722511817/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&condition=all

    Hope you get a copy anyway.

    With love,

  36. Funnily enough, this was also a book that I read when I was both a child and a teenager which was in my mother’s bookshelf. I agree that this book is worth it’s weight in gold and is easily the best book I have ever read. Everyone should have it. It helped me in particular during a difficult time in my late teens where I wasn’t sure what direction I was going in life and felt like I was trapped in a dead end job. I adopted the meditation techniques in the book and this (I believe) helped me creatively come up with the radical idea of studying for a degree in psychology. This was something I then did, and was something that I never regretted doing. I believe that if it wasn’t for the the techniques outlined in the book, I would have continued in that depressive rut of procrastination that I found myself in at the time.