The Master Key System

Open yourself to this age-old wisdom, and reap rewards like never before. Learn to apply the Master Key System using Helmar Rudolph's study service and premium workbook.


The Master Key System is a 24-week self-study course in self-actualization and self-attainment through the development of the mind by means of truthful and logical thinking. It leads to a superior intelligence, clarity of thought, determination in action, enabling the student to live a sovereign life on higher planes, in other words: a healthy, wealthy and harmonious life with oneself and one’s environment and surroundings.

It explains on scientific grounds spiritual principles – or Natural Laws. The Master Key System is a practical application of the 7 Hermetic Principles (See the Kybalion under “Downloads”). Just as much as an intelligent use of physical laws, ie. electricity or gravitation, leads to a distinct benefit, the intelligent use of spiritual laws does the same, whether one believes in it or not.

The Master Key System was first published in 1912 within the Masonic Church, where Bro. Charles was a fellow member. The first public release in course format was in 1916; to the best of my knowledge the first book release followed in 1919.


It consists of 24 chapters, each one with a specific exercise and a Question & Answer section. Whereas the written material appeals to the logical mind and deepens the students insight into spiritual concepts, the exercise is the practical application of it. It is also what constitutes the System of the MKS, as one builds ontop of each other, providing the keen student with further abilities in the realm of physical and mental control and relaxation, visualization, concentration and contemplation. This is what effects the actual change in a someone’s personality, as our entire life consists of control and a respective letting-go of things.

“Knowledge doesn’t apply itself”, Charles Haanel writes, so it is the student who – by the means of the exercises and their extension into daily life – has to apply it. Practice makes perfect. Spiritually practice is what leads to habitual action, to automation and a subsequent imprinting and influencing of the Subsconcious Mind, the place where manifestation as far as we understand it takes place.

What is the Master Key?

Truthful thinking. Thinking is what connects the Individual to the Universal Mind, allowing the former to act as a channel and conduit for the latter, where all Substance already exists as potential. Thinking by means of Inductive Reasoning (which is the comparing of individual cases until a common denominator is found, therefore getting from Belief to Knowledge about certain things) eventually leads to the discovery of the Truth and thus Wisdom. The Belief has been put to the test and is no longer one, but a living Truth. This removes the element of uncertainty from one’s life and replaces it with predictability, hence peace of mind and eventually intelligent decisions.

What’s in it for me?

A new life. You become more aware, attentive and observant. Your mind quickens. You will be able to visualize ideals and turn them into reality through a systematic process of reducing the frequency of the image you hold steadily in your mind and increase the density of it until it has taken shape and form. This is how manifestation is guaranteed.

Is it esoteric?

Not in the sense the word is used today. The MKS is about a logical, scientific process that everybody can understand and apply in their own life – irrespective of their religious, social or cultural background or understanding.

Does it work?

No. It is not meant to work. You are meant to work, as your studying the MKS deals with your own life. The MKS simply says: “This is how things are (as they are Law) and how you and all others can benefit from it.” Applying the Master Key means you understanding the spiritual laws that make up your entire existence and consciously applying them, rather than continuing to live in their ignorance with the obvious negative consequences for your health, material well-being, as well as your happiness and harmony.

What does it cost?

Nothing. The PDF can be downloaded for free. However, Helmar Rudolph is offering a unique study service for those new to the subject, assisting them over the entire period of their studies with additional information, insight and his own experiences. This study service is offered here for currently €59.00.

When do I see results?

As soon as you start paying closer attention to things – no matter where or what? Your intention governs your attention, and what you pay attention to, you become conscious of – negative as well as positive things. That is law. So your attention is now increasingly directed at the things you want more of, ie. health, wealth and happiness, and less and less at those things you do not want to see manifested in your life.

Absorbing additional information leads to a recognition of patterns. That gives you certainty, leading to centeredness, to peace of mind and thus intelligent decisions. Intelligent decisions are those that have a vital principle and contribute to the continuation of life on higher planes.

How much time does it take?

You will require about 1.5 hours a day, incl. the exercise. You will, however, keep referring to the individual chapters over and over again, even after your official end of the course.

What happens if I skip the exercises?

You are wasting your time. It’s the exercises that empower you and eventually change your Being. Those exercises need to and will then be carried over into real life.

How do I know I’m succeeding with my studies?

  • When you are cool, calm and collected.
  • When your drive and determination increases, and you serve others so that they serve you.
  • When you control your emotions rather than them controlling you.
  • When you think, speak and act beautifully, read: harmoniously.
  • When you can tell Cause and Effect apart.
  • When you only set causes in motion of which you know that they have a systematic, constructive and harmonious effect.
  • When your bank balance increases while you are using the money to make even more.
  • When there is no need anymore to see a doctor.
  • When you are surrounded by beautiful, harmonious, intelligent, driven, determined, loving and compassionate people, who are enriching you as you are enriching them.

How do I sign up for Helmar’s study service?

Click here.

  1. S

    Hi I would like to know where to find the free PDF you mention.


    • Helmar Rudolph
      Helmar Rudolph03-31-2014

      It was once on my download page but has since been removed. Please go to The Secret website and download it from there. Better still, buy it, because even if this sounds strange in a world where more and more can be had for free, you will soon realise why I suggested this. If not, please let me know, and I will provide you with the answer.

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The study course Helmar Rudolph is offering is an excellent complement to the Master Key System. It is helping me to have a much deeper, richer understanding of Haanel's work, and gives me the encouragement and support to actually apply the principles in my life!
Alex Mathieson