Ran into something interesting today, from a Brazilian contact. Its called Switchwords, basically a seed word to trigger a specific result. Like for finding keys or getting a ride.
This is not unlike the idea of a root mantra, but more targeted at need. A one word affirmation, in certain ways. Some people evidently swear by it.
Its also worth noting the process of Samyama, outlined by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutra. Basically if you combine Self-awareness with open allowing consciousness, then have a specific thought, the result will occur. Much the same way, these are not about trying.
The web site [has been taken over by someone else – see comments]
I checked on Amazon. Evidently the 30 years out-of-print original book is now available again, republished this year by the authors grandson. Its called “The Secret of Perfect Living” by James T. Mangan. It evidently has a ’60’s writing style.
My friend said the online discussion group had gotten too much into rules rather than just finding your process.
Let me know if you find any results…
NOTE: the original author died and the web site migrated to someone else. Browse Comments for suggestions.