LESSON VICLAIRVOYANT PSYCHOMETRY 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 VIIICLAIRVOYANT REVERIE 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 IXSIMPLE CLAIRVOYANCE 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 XVSTRANGE 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 XVIPSYCHIC 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 XVIIIPSYCHIC 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.
In offering this scientific proof, I have purposely omitted (except in afew instances) all mention of occult or psychic phenomena occurring inIndia, and have confined myself to instances occurring in Western lands toWestern persons. Moreover, I have avoided quoting and citing Hinduauthorities, and have, instead, quoted and cited from authorities wellknown and respected in Western lands, such as the Society for PsychicalResearch, and the prominent scientists interested in the work of the saidsociety. In this way I have sought to furnish the Western student withexamples, cases, and illustrations familiar to him, and easily referredto. Had I cited Indian cases, I might be accused of offering proof thatcould not be easily verified; and quoting persons unknown to my readers.There is a wealth of such cases and illustration in India, naturally, butthese as a rule are traditional and not available in printed form; andthese would not likely be very satisfactory to the Western student.
The student of occultism usually is quite familiar with the crassindividual who assumes the cheap skeptical attitude toward occult matters,which attitude he expresses in his would-be \"smart\" remark that he\"believes only in what his senses perceive.\" He seems to think that hischeap wit has finally disposed of the matter, the implication being thatthe occultist is a credulous, \"easy\" person who believes in the existenceof things contrary to the evidence of the senses.
While the opinion or views of persons of this class are, of course,beneath the serious concern of any true student of occultism, neverthelessthe mental attitude of such persons are worthy of our passingconsideration, inasmuch as it serves to give us an object lesson regardingthe childlike attitude of the average so-called \"practical\" personsregarding the matter of the evidence of the senses.
All occultists know that man has other senses than the ordinary five,although but few men have developed them sufficiently well to use themeffectively. These super-physical senses are known to the occultists as\"the astral senses.\" The term \"Astral,\" used so frequently by alloccultists, ancient and modern, is derived from the Greek word \"astra,\"meaning \"star.\" It is used to indicate those planes of being immediatelyabove the physical plane. The astral senses are really the counterparts ofthe physical senses of man, and are connected with the astral body of theperson just as the physical senses are connected with the physical body.The office of these astral senses is to enable the person to receiveimpressions on the astral plane, just as his physical senses enable him toreceive impressions on the physical plane. On the physical plane the mindof man receives only the sense impressions of the physical organs ofsense; but when the mind functions and vibrates on the astral plane, itrequires astral senses in order to receive the impressions of that plane,and these, as we shall see, are present.
Each one of the physical senses of man has its astral counterpart. Thusman has, in latency, the power of seeing, feeling, tasting, smelling, andhearing, on the astral plane, by means of his five astral senses. Morethan this, the best occultists know that man really has seven physicalsenses instead of but five, though these two additional senses are notunfolded in the case of the average person (though occultists who havereached a certain stage are able to use them effectively). Even these twoextra physical senses have their counterparts on the astral plane.
The ordinary person has but occasional flashes of astral sensing, and as arule is not able to experience the phenomenon at will. The trainedoccultist, on the contrary, is able to shift from one set of senses to theother, by a simple act or effort of will, whenever he may wish to do so.Advanced occultists are often able to function on both physical and astralplanes at the same time, though they do not often desire to do so. Tovision astrally, the trained occultist merely shifts his sensory mechanismfrom physical to astral, or vice versa, just as the typewriter operatorshifts from the small-letter type to the capitals, by simply touching theshift-key of his machine. 59ce067264