The Books and Writings of Charles F. Haanel

Over the course of his lifetime, Charles F. Haanel wrote five known books and four known pamphlets or marketing pieces. There are also mentions of books that he wrote (either in marketing pieces or in the US Copyright Office) for which examples could not be found, so it is unknown if they were ever published or, if they were, if there are any copies surviving today.

The following will display the books and marketing pieces that Haanel wrote and how they appeared throughout the years.

Table of Contents: The Books: The Master Key System • The New Psychology • Mental Chemistry • A Book About You • The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi • The Master Key System Around the World The Marketing Pieces: The Master Key • The Master Key Psychological Chart • The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem (Social Science) • Is There a Master Key? • Astrological Playing Cards

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The Books of Charles F. Haanel

The Master Key System (c. 1912 ?)

As was discussed in the history of The Master Key System, the book was never banned and has been in publication in one form or another over the years. It is interesting to note how it grew from a correspondence course (of sorts) into a book.

The Master Key System - Week 13 - Original

The Master Key System – Week 13 – Original

The Master Key System - Week 15 - Original

The Master Key System – Week 15 – Original

The Master Key System - Week 15 - Original

The Master Key System – Week 15 – Original

The Master Key System - 1951

The Master Key System as published by the New Psychology Publishing Company in 1951.

The Master Key System in 1976.

The Master Key System as published in 1976 by Psychology Publishing Co.

The Master Key System - 1976 - Back.

As published in 1976 by Psychology Publishing Co. – Back cover.

The Master Key System - 1976 - Cover flap.

As published in 1976 by Psychology Publishing Co. – Inside flap.

The Master Key System as currently published by Kallisti Publishing.

The Master Key System as currently published by Kallisti Publishing.

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The New Psychology (1920)

The New Psychology - Original cover.

The New Psychology – Original cover.

The copyright page for The New Psychology.

The copyright page for The New Psychology. Note the dates.

The New Psychology's title page.

The New Psychology’s title page.

Another title page for The New Psychology.

Another title page for The New Psychology from different edition.

The New Psychology's inner cover.

The New Psychology’s inner cover.

The New Psychology as published today by Kallisti Publishing.

The New Psychology as published today by Kallisti Publishing.

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Mental Chemistry (1922)

Mental Chemistry by Charles F. Haanel - Original

Mental Chemistry as published in 1922.

Mental Chemistry - Title Page - Original

The original title page for Mental Chemistry.

Orison Swet Marden's letter to Charles F. Haanel.

Orison Swet Marden’s (of Success Magazine) letter to Charles F. Haanel. (1)

Orison Swet Marden's letter to Charles F. Haanel.

Orison Swet Marden’s (of Success Magazine) letter to Charles F. Haanel. (2)

Mental Chemistry as published by Kallisti Publishing today.

Mental Chemistry as published today by Kallisti Publishing.

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A Book About You (1927)

Haanel’s 1927 work A Book About You delved into many areas of interest: physics, astrology, religion. It appears that some editions were custom made for the person. This example has on the cover in addition to the title “For Carrie A. Hall.”

A Book About You by Charles F. Haanel - Original

A Book About Youas originally published in 1927 with “For Carrie A. Hall” on the cover.

A Book About You - Title Page - Original

The original title page for A Book About You.

A Book About you - 1927 - With no name.

A Book About You without a name on the cover. (1927)

A Book About You - Haanel - Kallisti Publishing

A Book About You as currently published by Kallisti Publishing.

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The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi (1937)

The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi by Charles F. Haanel.

The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi as originally published in 1937. It was two books in one featuring an additional book, The Gateway to Prosperity by Victor Dane.

The Amazing Screts of the Yogi title page.

The title page for The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi.

The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi correspondence course installment.

Before it was a book, The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi was an installment course.

The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi as published by Kallisti Publishing today.

The Amazing Secrets of the Yogi as published today by Kallisti Publishing.

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The Master Key System and Other Books by Haanel Around the World

The Master Key System and other works by Charles F. Haanel have been translated into different languages around the world. Here are a few examples of how the books look in different countries.

Brazil

The New Psychology as published in Brazil by Centro de Estudos Vida & Consciencia Editora Ltda.

The New Psychology as published in Brazil by Centro de Estudos Vida & Consciencia Editora Ltda.

The New Psychology as published in Brazil by Centro de Estudos Vida & Consciencia Editora Ltda.

The New Psychology as published in Brazil by Centro de Estudos Vida & Consciencia Editora Ltda. (Back Cover)

China

The Master Key System and The Master Key Workbook as published in China by Beijing Holy Bird Publishing.

The Master Key System and Workbook in China.

The Master Key System and The Master Key Workbook as published in China by Beijing Holy Bird Publishing.

The Master Key System and Workbook in China.

The Master Key System and The Master Key Workbook as published in China by Beijing Holy Bird Publishing. (Back Cover)

Germany

The Master Key System and Master Key Arcana as published by RaBaKa Publishing.

The Master Key System in Germany - Front cover.

The Master Key System in Germany. (Front cover)

The Master Key System in Germany - Back cover.

The Master Key System in Germany. (Back cover)

Master Key Arcana as published by RaBaKa Publishing in Germany - Front Cover.

Master Key Arcana as published by RaBaKa Publishing in Germany. (Front Cover)

Master Key Arcana in Germany - Back cover.

Master Key Arcana as published by RaBaKa Publishing in Germany. (Back Cover)

Greece

The Master Key System and The Master Key Workbook as published by Kinitron Publications.

The Master Key System in Greece.

The Master Key System in Greece. (Front Cover)

The Master Key System in Greece.

The Master Key System in Greece. (Back Cover)

The Master Key Workbook in Greece.

The Master Key Workbook in Greece. (Front Cover)

The Master Key Workbook in Greece.

The Master Key Workbook in Greece. (Back Cover)

India

The Master Key System as published by VASAN Publications.

The Master Key System in India.

The Master Key System in India. (Front Cover)

The Master Key System in India.

The Master Key System in India. (Front Cover)

South Korea

The Master Key System as published by Shanti Books.

The Master Key System in South Korea.

The Master Key System in South Korea. (Front Cover)

The Master Key System in South Korea.

The Master Key System in South Korea. (Back Cover)

Romania

The Master Key System and The Master Key Workbook as published by Adevar Divin.

The Master Key System in Romania.

The Master Key System in Romania. (Full Cover)

The Master Key Workbook by Anthony Michalski in Romania

The Master Key Workbook in Romania. (Front Cover)

Ukraine

The Master Key System as published by Sophia Publishing House.

The Master Key System in Ukraine.

The Master Key System in Ukraine. (Front Cover)

The Master Key System in Ukraine.

The Master Key System in Ukraine. (Back Cover)

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The Marketing Pieces (Pamphlets) of Charles F. Haanel

The Master Key (1916)

This small book is what Haanel used to market his course The Master Key System. This is what one would receive if they responded to one of his advertisements. Inside are essays by Haanel, reviews, and “appreciations,” or as we know them today, “testimonials.”

The Master Key - marketing piece.

The Master Key is a marketing piece that Haanel used for The Master Key System.

The Master Key title page.

The opening page to The Master Key. Shows copyright date.

Master Key Appreciations.

“Appreciations” for The Master Key System sent by readers. We’d call these “testimonials” today.

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The Master Key Psychological Chart (1916)

The Master Key Psychological Chart was another marketing piece that Haanel used. The essay within it, written most likely by Haanel, guided the reader into testing him- or herself as to how efficiently they were using their mental facilities. There are also a number of “appreciations” scattered throughout the pamphlet.

The back cover is of particular interest as it has a list of other brochures that a person can purchase for as little as ten cents a piece. At the bottom of the page, Haanel implores readers to “Send Master Key Literature to your Friends.”

Here is The Master Key Psychological Chart in its entirety — from front to back.

The Master Key Psychological Chart Cover
The Master Key Psychological Chart 1
The Master Key Psychological Chart 2
The Master Key Psychological Chart 3
The Master Key Psychological Chart 4
The Master Key Psychological Chart 5
The Master Key Psychological Chart 6
The Master Key Psychological Chart 7
The Master Key Psychological Chart Back Cover

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The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem – Social Science (1925)

While we know that Haanel’s book Social Science was copyrighted, we do not have an example of it. So far, the only evidence that it was perhaps in existence is this advertising pamphlet that was produced. Entitled “The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem,” it contains an essay by Haanel, a chapter listing of the book Social Science, testimonials, and an order form for the course.

It appears that Social Science was sold in installments. The order form on the last page states that the person would “at the rate of $4.00 per month for three months.” The installments would then be mailed one part per week over a period of twelve weeks. The person ordering could receive the entire course in one shipment and save 10% if $10.80 were paid in full.

Here is the entire “The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem” for your reading pleasure.

Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem
Charles F. Haanel - Social Science - The Garden of Eden and the Sex Problem

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Is There a Master Key? (1927 ?)

This little pamphlet, although written by Bernard Guilbert Guerney and not Haanel, includes some very interesting pages and images. Haanel appears to have written a small piece that appears at the front of the pamphlet that is about Mr. Guerney.

While some of the text is interesting, the pictures are what makes this little work fascinating. The pictures supposedly show the printing department, the correspondence department, and the general offices of The Master Key System.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney. (Front Cover)

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

Is There a Master Key?. Opening pages.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

“Thought and the Everyday World” from Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

The Master Key System Correspondence Department.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

The Master Key System General Offices.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

The Master Key System Printing Department.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

Orison Swett Marden.

Is There a Master Key? by Bernard Guilbert Guerney

Letter from Orison Swett Marden to Charles F. Haanel.

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Astrological Playing Cards (1933)

Here’s an oddity: Astrological playing cards by Charles F. Haanel, copyrighted in 1933.

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Astrological Playing Cards, Copyright in 1933 by Charles F. Haanel.

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The full deck of Charles F. Haanel’s Astrological Playing Cards showing the astrological signs.

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Flip an Astrological Playing Card over and you get an explanation.

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Another Astrological Playing Card.

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