"The Human Aura,"
"The Astral World," Etc.
SYNOPSIS OF THE LESSONS
LESSON I -
THE ASTRAL SENSES
The skeptical person who "believes only the evidence of
his senses." The man who has much to say about "horse sense."
"Common Sense" versus Uncommon Senses. The ordinary five senses are
not the only senses. The ordinary senses are not as infallible as many think
them. Illusions of the five physical senses. What is back of the organs of physical
sense. All senses an evolution of the sense of feeling. How the mind receives
the report of the senses. The Real Knower behind the senses. What the unfolding
of new senses means to man. The super-physical senses. The Astral Senses. Man
has seven physical senses, instead of merely five. Each physical sense has its
astral sense counterpart. What the astral senses are. Sensing on the astral
plane. How the mind functions on the astral plane, by means of the astral senses.
The unfolding of the Astral Senses opens up a new world of experience to man.
LESSON II -
TELEPATHY vs. CLAIRVOYANCE
The two extra physical senses of man. The extra sense of "the
presence of other living things." The "telepathic sense." How
man may sense the presence of other living things apart from the operation of
his ordinary five physical senses. This power is strongly developed in savages
and barbarians, but has become atrophied in most civilized men, by continued
disuse. It is now vestigal in civilized man, but may be developed by practice.
Animals have this extra sense highly developed, and it plays a very important
part in their protection from enemies; their capture of prey, etc. The strange
actions of dogs, horses, etc., explained. How the geese saved Rome by reason
of this sense. All hunters have experienced evidences of the existence of this
sense on the part of animals. The physical telepathic sense. How it operates.
Interesting instances of its possession by animals, and savage tribes. Women
possess it strongly. The distinction between this form of thought-transference
LESSON III -
What "telepathy" means. The mental process by which
one "knows at a distance." The sending and receiving of waves and
currents of thought and feeling. Thought vibrations, and how they are caused.
The part played by the cerebrum, cerebellum, and medulla oblongata—the
three brains of man. The part played by the solar plexus and other great nervous
centres. How thought messages are received. How states of emotional excitement
are transmitted to others. The Pineal Gland: what it is, and what it does. The
important part it plays in telepathy and thought-transference. Mental atmospheres.
Psychic atmospheres of audiences, towns, houses, stores, etc. Why you are not
affected by all thought vibrations in equal measure and strength. How thought
vibrations are neutralized. Affinities and repulsions between different thought
vibrations. Interesting facts concerning telepathy. Scientific explanations
LESSON IV -
The important investigations of the Society for Psychical Research. True telepathy
and pseudo-telepathy; how they are distinguished by scientists. Strict tests
imposed in investigations. The celebrated "Creery Experiments," and
how they were conducted. The elaboration of the "guessing" game. Seventeen
cards chosen right, in straight succession. Precautions against fraud or collusion.
Two hundred and ten successes out of a possible three hundred and eighty-two.
Science pronounces the results as entirely beyond the law of coincidences and
mathematical probability; and that the phenomena were genuine and real telepathy.
Still more wonderful tests. Telepathy an incontestable reality. "A psychic
force transmitting ideas and thoughts." Interesting cases of spontaneous
telepathy, scientifically proven. Extracts from the scientific records. Cold
scientific reports read like a romance, and prove beyond doubt the reality of
this great field of phenomena.
LESSON V -
MIND-READING, AND BEYOND
What "Mind-Reading" is. The two phases of Mind-Reading.
Mind-Reading with physical contact; and without physical contact. Why the scientific
investigators make the distinction. Why science has been over-cautious; and
how it falls short of the full understanding of contact Mind-Reading. How the
thought-waves flow along the nerves of the projector and recipient. Like telegraphy
over wires, as compared with the wireless method. How to learn by actual experience,
and not alone by reading books. How to experiment for yourself; and how to obtain
the best results in Mind-Reading. The working principles of Mind-Reading stated.
Full directions and instruction given for the successful performance of the
interesting feats. This lesson is really a little manual of practical instruction
in Mind-Reading, and the higher phases of Thought-Transference. The person carefully
studying and applying the principles taught therein should become very proficient
in both private and public manifestations.
LESSON VI -
What Clairvoyance really is; and what it is not. The faculty
of acquiring super-normal knowledge of facts and happening at a distance, or
in past or future time, independent of the ordinary senses, and independent
of telepathic reading of the minds of others. The different kinds of Clairvoyance
described. What is Psychometry? Clairvoyant en rapport relations on the astral
plane, with distant, past or future happenings and events; by means of a connecting
material link. How to obtain the psychic affinity or astral relation to other
things by means of a bit of stone, lock of hair, article of wearing apparel,
etc. Interesting instances of clairvoyant psychometry. How to go about the work
of psychometrizing. How to develop the power. How to secure the best conditions;
and what to do when you have obtained them. Psychometry develops the occultist
for still higher clairvoyant powers.
LESSON VII -
The second great method of securing clairvoyant en rapport relations
with the astral plane. How the crystal, magic-mirror, etc., serves to focus
the psychic energy of the clairvoyant person. The crystal serves the purpose
of a psychic microscope or telescope. How crystals tend to become polarized
to the vibrations of their owner. Why crystals should be preserved for the personal
use of their owners. The use of crystals, or other forms of shining objects,
by different peoples in ancient and modern times. How they are employed in Australia,
New Zealand, Fiji Islands, South America, etc., by the primitive tribes. Various
substitutes for the crystal. Full directions for Crystal Gazing. Complete instructions
and warnings. All stages described, from the first "milky mist" to
the clearly defined "psychic photograph." The Astral Tube, and the
part it plays in Crystal Gazing. A complete little text-book of the subject.
LESSON VIII -
The higher forms of Clairvoyance, and how they may be cultivated
and acquired. Trance conditions not essential to highest Clairvoyance, although
often connected therewith. In Clairvoyant Reverie, the clairvoyant does not
become unconscious; but merely "shuts out" the outside world of sights
and sounds. Shifting the consciousness from the physical plane to the astral.
Clairvoyant Reverie may be safely and effectively induced by mental concentration
alone. Artificial methods dangerous, and not advised by best authorities. Abnormal
conditions not desirable. The "one pointed" mind. The Clairvoyant
"day dream" or "brown study." False "psychic development."
Use of hypnotic drugs strongly condemned. Scientific psychological methods stated
and taught. The laws of attention and concentration of the mind. How Clairvoyance
develops by this method. The true occult instruction given fully.
LESSON IX -
What the Clairvoyant senses in Simple Clairvoyance. Perception
of the Aura, and Auric Emanations of others; Psychic Vibrations; Astral Colors;
Thought Currents, Waves and Vibrations, etc., are features of Simple Clairvoyance.
The beautiful kaleidoscopic spectacle of the Auric changes. The Prana Aura,
and its appearances. The Mental and Emotional Aura, and its many interesting
phases. Perception of Astral Thought-Forms. Other Astral Phenomena. The Astral
World, and its Myriad Manifestations. Strange aspects of Astral Visioning. "Seeing
through a Brick-wall." The X-Ray Vision. Reading from closed books, sealed
envelopes, etc., and how it is explainable. Seeing into the depths of the earth,
and the occult explanation thereof. The Laws and Principles of this Extraordinary
Power. Magnifying and Diminishing Clairvoyant Vision. A wonderful field for
experiment opened out for the student.
LESSON X -
CLAIRVOYANCE OF DISTANT SCENES
The characteristics of Space Clairvoyance. The Astral Seeing
of Distant Scenes; and through intervening objects. Remarkable instances of
this power, well authenticated and established. Interesting and instructive
historical cases recorded and explained. Testimony of the Society for Psychical
Research concerning this phase of Clairvoyance. The interesting case of W.T.
Stead, the celebrated English writer, who went down on the "Titanic."
The important testimony of Swedenborg, the eminent religious teacher. Other
well-authenticated cases happening to well-known persons. The evidence collected
by the Society for Psychical Research. Interesting German case. Why so many
cases of this kind happen when the person is on his death-bed, or seriously
ill. Why such experiences often occur in dreams. Actual "appearance"
of persons at a distance, and how explained. Important and interesting facts
recited in connection with this phase of Clairvoyance.
LESSON XI -
CLAIRVOYANCE OF THE PAST
The clairvoyant perception of the facts, events and happenings
of past time. There is no difference in the nature of this strange phenomenon,
whether the past time be but five minutes or else five thousand years. How is
it possible to "see" a thing that no longer exists? The "just
how" of this strange happening. Nothing could be perceived if it had actually
disappeared from existence. But nothing entirely disappears in fact. On the
astral plane are recorded all things, events and happenings since the beginning
of the present world-cycle. The "Akashic Records;" or the "Astral
Light;" constitute the great record books of the past. The clairvoyant
gaining access to these may read the past like a book. Analogies in physical
science. Interesting scientific facts. What astronomy teaches on the subject.
How the records of the past are stored. How they are read by the clairvoyant.
A fascinating subject clearly presented and explained.
LESSON XII -
CLAIRVOYANCE OF THE FUTURE
The clairvoyant power manifest in all forms of perception of facts,
happenings and events of future time. Explanation of Prophecy, Prevision,
Foretelling, Second-Sight, etc. These powers not supernatural; but are
merely the development of the clairvoyant faculties. How may a thing be
"seen" years before it really exists. Nothing could be seen, unless it
existed in some form, at least potential and latent. Keen perception of
the subconscious faculties. Subconscious reasoning from cause to effect.
Coming events cast their shadows before. Fate vs. Free-Will. "Time is but
a relative mode of regarding things." "Events may, in some sense, exist
always, both past and future." Time like a moving-picture reel, containing
the future scene at the present moment, though out of sight. Analogy of
dream-time. An Absolute Consciousness in which past, present and future
exist as a single perception. A glimpse of a transcendental truth. How to
acquire the faculty of Future-Clairvoyance.
LESSON XIII -
SECOND-SIGHT, PREVISION, ETC.
Many persons, in all times, in all lands, have possessed the
gift of looking into the future. Not a superstition, but a scientific fact.
The Investigations of the scientific bodies. The Society for Psychical Research,
and its reports on this phase of Clairvoyance. Interesting case told by a leading
Theosophist. Tragedy and Funeral foreseen by Clairvoyant Prevision, or Second-Sight.
Historical instances. George Fox, the Quaker, and his Second-Sight. The prophecy
of the Death of Caesar. Biblical instances. The celebrated case of Cazotte,
which has become a matter of history. How Cazotte foretold the coming of the
French Revolution, including the fate of eminent personages present at the time
of the prophecy. A startling occurrence, well worthy of careful study. The historical
case of the assassination of Spencer Perceval, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Other well-authenticated cases. Symbolic visions. Irish and Scotch cases.
LESSON XIV -
Astral visioning in Clairvoyance, and visioning by means of
the Astral Body. The difference between the two phases of clairvoyant phenomena.
The characteristics of Astral-Body traveling. How one traveling in the Astral
Body may "see all around him," instead of merely gazing at an astral
picture. Limitations of Astral-Body visioning. What the Astral-Body really is;
and what it is like. How it disengages itself from the physical body, and travels
in space. Many persons "travel in the astral" during ordinary sleep.
Occult teachings regarding Astral-Body traveling. How dying persons often travel
in the astral-body, before death. Many interesting cases cited, all well-authenticated
by scientific investigation. Society for Psychical Research's records and reports
on such cases. Dangers of uninstructed persons going out on the astral, except
in dream state. "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." A timely
warning. A most important and interesting subject.
LESSON XV -
STRANGE ASTRAL PHENOMENA
Additional phases of Astral Phenomena. Projection of Thought-Forms.
Something between ordinary Clairvoyance and Astral-Body perception. What a Thought-Form
is. How it is created. What it does. Where it goes. How a portion of one's consciousness
is projected in a Thought-Form. Using a Thought-Form as at cut-post, or observation
point. How things appear when viewed from a Thought-Form. A wonderful phase
of occult phenomena. Advantages and disadvantages of this form of clairvoyant
visioning. Hindu Psychic Magic, and how it is performed. Remarkable illusory
effects produced by Hindu Magicians. All is explained when the principle of
the creation and projection of Thought-Forms is understood. Why the Hindus excel
in this phase of occultism. An interesting description of Hindu Magic feats.
The power of concentrated "visualization." The phenomena of Levitation,
or the moving of articles at a distance. The occult explanation of this phenomenon.
Natural explanation for so-called "super-natural" occurrence.
LESSON XVI -
PSYCHIC INFLUENCE: ITS LAWS AND PRINCIPLES
The laws and principles underlying the power of one mind to
influence and affect another mind. More than ordinary telepathy. The inductive
power of mental vibrations. Everything is in vibration. Mental vibrations are
much higher in the scale than are physical vibrations. What "induction"
is. How a mental state, or an emotional feeling, tends to induce a similar state
in another mind. Many instances cited. The different degrees of vibratory influence,
and what causes the difference. The contagious effect of a "strong feeling."
Why a strong desire hag a dynamic effect in certain cases. The power of visualization
in Psychic Influence. The Attractive Power of Thought. The effect of Mental
Concentration. Focusing your Forces. Holding the mind to a state of "one-pointedness."
Why the occultist controls his imagination. Suggestions as to practice, and
rules of development. A few easily-mastered principles which give you the key
to the whole of this wonderful subject.
LESSON XVII -
PERSONAL PSYCHIC INFLUENCE OVER OTHERS
Psychic Influence exerted over others, when in their presence.
Different degrees of the influence. Possession of this power by Alexander the
Great, Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, and other great leaders of men. The
ability to influence others is a sure sign of the possession of this psychic
power. The Three Underlying Principles of Psychic Influence. The importance
of strong desire to influence and exert power. The importance of clear, positive
mental pictures of what effect you wish to produce. The importance of the firm
concentration of your mind on the subject. The creation of a positive psychic
atmosphere. The Positive Psychic Aura. How to project your Psychic Power. The
Psychic Struggle between two persons. How to handle yourself in such conflicts
of Psychic Power. How to Neutralize the Psychic Power of others, and thus disarm
them. The Occult Shield of Defence. Valuable directions regarding practice and
development of Psychic Power. Scientific Exercises for Development. Important
Rules of Practice.
LESSON XVIII -
PSYCHIC INFLUENCE AT A DISTANCE
Psychic Influence over others, manifested when they are distant
from the person exerting the influence. Distance no obstacle. Psychic Induction
at Long-Range. How to create the en rapport condition with the other person.
How to protect yourself against such influence at a distance. The Psychic Armor.
Psychometric Method of producing Distant En Rapport Condition. To proceed when
the en rapport condition is secured. The scientific explanation of the old tales
about sorcery, witchcraft, super-natural influence, etc. The effect of fear,
and belief, on the mind of the other person. The effect of Denial. The secret
of many strange cases made plain. Some typical cases. The Master-Key which unlocks
the doors of many Mysteries. Low forms of Occultism, and how they may be defeated.
Dangerous Teachings in some quarters. Warnings against their use. The Astral
Tube; how it is erected, used and employed. A simple, plain explanation of a
puzzling occult manifestation. Self-Protection.
LESSON XIX -
LAWS OF PSYCHIC ATTRACTION
How psychic vibrations tend to attract to their creator other
persons vibrating along the same lines; and things having a relation to the
things thought of. Harmony and Inharmony in the Psychic World. The Law of Psychic
Attraction. The Law of Psychic Repulsion. An important phase of Astral Phenomena.
The Law works two ways. It draws other persons and things to you; and you to
other persons and things. How the men of "big business" operate under
this Law of Attraction. How scheming exploiters of the public actually "treat
the public" by psychic means. The various forms of psychic influence employed
by persons of this kind. The Law of Attraction, and how it works out in Business
Life. The scientific facts behind the outward appearance of things. Instances
and examples of the working out of these laws and principles. The Law of Psychic
Attraction is as constant and invariable as the great Law of Gravitation, or
Magnetic Attraction. The Co-Relation of Thoughts and Things. How we may create
our own environment by Psychic Influence.
LESSON XX -
PSYCHIC AND MAGNETIC HEALING
The Psychic Principles underlying the many forms of psychic
or mental healing. Many theories—one set of principles. Psychic Healing
as old as the race. The Basic Principles of Psychic Healing. The Physiological
Principles involved. How the Astral Body is used in Psychic Healing. Human Magnetism,
and what it really is. All about Prana. The Laying-on of Hands in Healing; and
what is back of it. What happens in Magnetic Healing. The Secret of Absent Healing.
Space no barrier in Psychic Healing. The Human Aura and Psychic Healing. The
Secret of Suggestive Therapeutics. The effect of the "affirmations"
of the healers. How the Healing Cults obtain good results. Self-Healing by Psychic
Power. Absent Healing by Psychic Power. How to "treat" others by Absent
Treatment. Valuable Instructions and Practical Methods of Psychic Healing. The
whole subject condensed, and made plain, so that it may be applied by any person
of average intelligence. No fanciful theories; only plain, practical facts for