Neville Goddard
(1905-1972)

 

  At Your Command

Ask yourself -- What would you want if you could command the universe to hand it to you? Fame? Fortune? Heath? Romance? Enlightenment? At last -- for the first time since 1939 -- a famous mystic's recipe for guaranteed success is revealed in the little masterpiece called "At Your Command." Neville was a popular author and speaker who taught practical metaphysics beginning in the Great Depression of the 1930s. His methods influenced countless people, from prolific writer Joseph Murphy to bestselling author Dr. Joe Vitale, author of the #1 bestseller, The Attractor Factor. Vitale discovered a rare pristine copy of Neville's first long lost book, paid a whopping $515 for it, and arranged to bring it back in print. You can now read this brilliant little gem and begin to realize that the world is truly "At Your Command!"

   ABOUT NEVILLE GODDARD

Neville Goddard, better known as just Neville, was one of the quietly dramatic and supremely influential teachers in the New Thought field for many years.  In a simple, yet somehow elegant one-hour lecture, Neville was able to clarify the nature of God and God's relationship to every person.  He spoke of God in intimate terms as though he knew God very well, which he did.  Joseph Murphy, a writer and lecturer, who studied with Neville in New York City, said of him: "Neville may eventually be recognized as one of the world’s great mystics." 

Born on Barbados in the British West Indies, Neville was the fourth child in a family of nine boys and one girl. One day some of them were playing near an old wind-swept hut by the sea. A seer lived in the hut and told them their fortunes, The older sons would go into the professions, into medicine, into business. The predictions for them came true. The Goddard family is one of the most prominent and influential families on the island.

"Do not touch the fourth one," the seer said, pointing to Neville, "he has a special mission to perform in the world – from God." And to Neville, "You will journey to a distant land and spend your life there." This prediction also came true. As a young man he went to America and worked in some of the department stores in New York City. Later, he worked in the theatre with the Schubert’s.

Under unusual circumstances, he met a black Jew, named Abdullah, who lectured on Christianity. Neville went to hear him, somewhat under protest, to satisfy the constant urging of a friend, "Whose judgment I did not respect,” Neville said, "because he made such poor financial investments."

Neville said he was seated in the auditorium waiting for the lecture to begin, when the speaker - who had never met Neville came down the aisle from the rear of the auditorium to the stage.

"You are late, Neville!" Abdullah said, "six months' late! I have been told to expect you." From this introduction, Neville studied with Abdullah seven days a week for seven years.

"Abdullah taught me Hebrew, he taught me The Kabbalah, and he taught me more about real Christianity than anyone I ever met," Neville declared.

In the last years of his life he said, "I know my time is short. I have finished the work I have been sent to do and I am now eager to depart. I know I will not appear in this three-dimensional world again for The Promise has been fulfilled in me. As for where I go, I will know you there as I have known you here, for we are all brothers, infinitely in love with each other."

This discovery Neville called God’s “Promise." There is nothing any person can do to earn it. It is sheer Grace and comes in its own good time.

There are many tapes of his lectures In Los Angeles and San Francisco circulating, thanks to the loyalty and dedication of many of Neville's students and friends who have preserved much of What he said. His books are also in print.  Neville departed from the Earth plane on October 1, 1972, in Los Angeles.