Marta Hiatt writes in the tradition of the great 20th century metaphysicians like Dr Joseph Murphy, Florence Scovel-Shinn and Catherine Ponder, but her style is thoroughly updated for the 21st century and her work is firmly grounded and integrated in psychology - she also draws on the experience she has acquired as a marriage and family therapist. In the first part, The Evolution Of Consciousness, she explains how the mind works, while the second part provide Techniques For Transformation such as affirmation, self-hypnosis, imagination, visualization and the goal of it all: cosmic consciousness. A rich array of helpful affirmations is provided, plus the best ways of using them, and there's a chapter on proper nutrition, stress and exercise. The appendices include detailed information for relaxation plus suggestions for self-hypnosis. There are apposite quotes and bibliographic references throughout the text, as well as an extensive bibliography and index, and the book is well-illustrated with figures explaining various aspects of consciousness. The secret to success is learning how to transform one's inner landscape so your life fulfills your highest promise. This book, a classic of the genre, informs you how to do this in an intelligent but easy-to-understand manner and is the best I have encountered in quite some time. I highly recommend it.