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The Law Of Psychic Phenomena | by Thomson Jay Hudson



A working hypothesis for the systematic study of hypnotism, spiritism, mental therapeutics, etc.

TitleThe Law Of Psychic Phenomena
AuthorThomson Jay Hudson
PublisherA. C. McClurg & Co.
Year1910
Copyright1893, A. C. McClurg & Co.
AmazonThe Law of Psychic Phenomena

By Thomson Jay Hudson, Ph.D., LL.D, Author Of "A Scientific Demonstration Of The Future Life,' "The Divine Pedigree Of Man," Etc.

Thirty-Third Edition

To The Honourable Lester L. Bond. The Companion Of My Youth, The Steadfast Friend Of My Manhood, My Mentor Always. This Volume Is Affectionately Dedicated By The Author.

-Preface
I DO not expect this book to stand upon its literary merits; for if it is unsound in principle, felicity of diction cannot save it, and if sound, homeliness of expression cannot destroy it. My primary...
-Chapter I. Introductory
Necessity of a Working Hypothesis. - The Newtonian Hypothesis. - The Atomic Theory. - A Psychological Hypothesis necessary. - Theories of Hypnotism and Mesmerism. - Spiritism. -Mental Therapeutics. - ...
-Introductory. Continued
Thus, the students of the science of hypnotism are, and since the days of Mesmer have been, hopelessly divided into schools which wage war upon each other's theories, and dispute the correctness of ea...
-Chapter II. Duality And Suggestion
The Doctrine of the Trinity of Man. - The Greek Philosophy.-The Early Christian Fathers. - Hermetic Philosophy. Sweden-borg. - Duality in Modern Philosophy. - Objective and Subjective Minds. - Th...
-Duality And Suggestion. Continued
In point of fact, that which, for convenience, I have chosen to designate as the subjective mind, appears to be a separate and distinct entity; and the real distinctive difference between the two mind...
-Chapter III. Reasoning Powers Of The Two Minds Differentiated
The Subjective Mind incapable of Inductive Reaching. - Its Processes always Deductive or Syllogistic. - Its Premises the Result of Suggestion. - Illustrations by Hypnotism. - Hypnotic Interview with S...
-Reasoning Powers Of The Two Minds Differentiated. Continued
It must not be forgotten that C was not a spiritist, and that the whole bent of his mind inclined to materialism. He frequently expressed the most profound astonishment at the replies he received. Thi...
-Chapter IV. Perfect Memory Of The Subjective Mind
Confirmed by Hypnotic Phenomena. - Opinions of Psychologists. - Sir William Hamilton's Views. - Observations of Dr. Rush. - Talent for Poetry and Music developed by Abnormal Conditions. - Talent for D...
-Perfect Memory Of The Subjective Mind. Continued
The following more curious case is given by Lord Mon-boddo in his Ancient Metaphysics:1 It was communicated in a letter from the late Mr. Hans Stanley, a gentleman well known both to the learned...
-Chapter V. Subjective Memory
Practical Illustrations. - Reasons for Limitations of Subjective Power. - Its Practical Significance. - Its Application to the Solution of Problems of Insanity. - The Mental Phenomena of Genius. - N...
-Subjective Memory. Part 2
When the subjec-tive is allowed to dominate, the resultant acts of the individual are denominated the eccentricities of genius. When the subjective usurps complete control, the individual goes insan...
-Subjective Memory. Part 3
Taking up, therefore, some of their poems, which appeared to me most elaborately finished, I questioned them as to their meaning, that at the same time I might learn something from them. I am ashamed...
-Subjective Memory. Part 4
Genius in art, as in everything else, is the result of the harmonious cultivation and synchronous action of both characteristics of the dual mind. In art, as in poetry, the undue predominance of th...
-Chapter VI. Perception Of The Fixed Laws Of Nature
Three Sub-classes of Mental Phenomena. - Mathematical Prodigies. - Musical Prodigies. - Measurement of Time. - Distinction between Results of Objective Education and Intuitive Perception. - Zerah Colb...
-Perception Of The Fixed Laws Of Nature. Part 2
It is correctly true, as stated of him, that he will not only determine with the greatest facility and despatch the exact number of minutes or seconds in any given period of time, but will also solve ...
-Perception Of The Fixed Laws Of Nature. Part 3
The latter remark above quoted would not apply to the present day, for many parallel cases have been reported within the present decade. It was hoped that the powers of this child would develop by ...
-Perception Of The Fixed Laws Of Nature. Part 4
An English gentleman, well known to the writer, relates a curious anecdote of a dog which was raised in his family. After the dog had come to maturity, one of the sons married and set up an establishm...
-Chapter VII. Effects Of Adverse Suggestion
The Subjective Mind Incapable of Controversial Argument. - A Sceptical Audience demoralizes it. - The Presence of an Avowed Sceptic prevents Successful Exhibition of Subjective Phenomena. - Labouchere...
-Chapter VIII. Hypnotism And Mesmerism
Warfare of the Schools. - History of the Science. - Mesmer's Career. - The Academicians. - The Successors of Mesmer. - The Royal Academy of Medicine. - Its Idiotic Prejudices. - Dr. Braid's Discovery....
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 2
Two years after meeting Gassner he went to Paris, and at once threw that capital into the wildest excitement by the marvellous effects of his manipulations. He was treated with contumely by the medica...
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 3
It promised a physiological explanation; and, best of all, it had been given a new name. It had received many names before Braid undertook the task of rechristening it; but, with the exception of mes...
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 4
The leading points of difference between the three schools may be briefly stated as follows:- 1. The theory of the Nancy school is that the different physiological conditions characterizing the hyp...
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 5
Braid relates another circumstance equally demonstrative of the proposition that suggestion is not a necessary factor in the induction of the hypnotic state. He says: - After my lecture at the...
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 6
This branch of the subject has been dwelt upon somewhat at length, not merely for the purpose of showing that the adherents of the Nancy school carry the doctrine of suggestion too far, but because it...
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 7
The simple truth regarding the experiments of the Paris school is in a nutshell. Its fundamental error lies in the assumption that hypnosis has a purely physical origin, and that the phenomena are exp...
-Hypnotism And Mesmerism. Part 8
On the whole, the progress of mesmeric science, per se, has been backward since the discoveries of Braid, - not because Braid disproved the fluidic theory, for he did not disprove it, nor did he claim...
-Chapter IX. Mesmerism And Hypnotism
Mesmeric Methods. - The Fluidic Theory. - Influence of the Mind of the Operator. - The Early Mesmerists. - Their Methods and their Effects. - Decadence of the Higher Phenomena under Braid's Methods. -...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism. Part 2
The conclusion is obvious and irresistible that when a mesmerist employs the old methods of inducing the subjective state, - passes, fixed gazing, and mental concentration, - he hypnotizes himself by ...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism. Part 3
The power to mesmerize by this method is within the reach of any one with sufficient intelligence to understand the directions, and sufficient mental balance to follow them with persistency; provided ...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism. Part 4
He did not gaze into the eyes of the horse at all, but simply held himself in that attitude for a few moments, in close proximity to the horse's head, when the object was accomplished, and the horse b...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism. Part 5
He made the bet, and fixed on the right hand cross-road as being the one he knew very well the horse had never been before, whilst the two others were both roads to 'meets.' I simply fixed my eye...
-Mesmerism And Hypnotism. Part 6
The difference between the effects of mesmerism on man and animals is one of degree only; and the difference of degree is determined only by their difference in intelligence. The laws are the same. Wh...
-Chapter X. Hypnotism And Crime
Platform Experiments misleading. - Their Utter Inutility as a Test. - So-called Tests described and explained. - Sexual Outrages impossible. - Auto-suggestion protects the Virtuous. - A Willing Subj...
-Hypnotism And Crime. Part 2
The next subject is duly hypnotized, and informed that he is a noted pickpocket. The guests are pointed out as a good crowd to work for wipers, or whatever is thieves' slang for pocket-handkerchiefs...
-Hypnotism And Crime. Part 3
Auto-suggestion is now recognized as a factor in hypnotism by all followers of the Nancy school. Professor Bern-heim mentions it as an obstacle in the way of the cure of some of his patients. One case...
-Hypnotism And Crime. Part 4
It will thus be seen that the question as to whether hypnotism can be successfully employed for criminal purposes, must be determined in each individual case by the character of the persons engaged in...
-Hypnotism And Crime. Part 5
There is one peculiarity, however, pertaining to subjective activity when the life of the individual is in danger, or that of offspring is imperilled, that is not so generally appreciated. In such cas...
-Hypnotism And Crime. Part 6
But it would, in all cages, be a factor of grea importance in the prevention of crime; for the subjectiv mind is ever alert where the safety and well-being of the individual are concerned. This law is...
-Hypnotism And Crime. Part 7
It is a popular belief, handed down through the ages, that a somnambulic subject will always tell the truth, and that all the secrets of a sleep-walker can be obtained from him for the asking. This be...
-Chapter XI. Psycho-Therapeutics
Historical Notes. - Mind Cure in Ancient Times. - Bible Accounts. - Miracles of the Church. - Healing by the King's Touch. - Views of Paracelsus and Pomponazzi. - Bernheim's Experiments. - The Modern ...
-Psycho-Therapeutics. Part 2
Pliny says, 'There are men whose whole bodies possess medicinal properties, - as the Marsi, the Psyli, and others, who cure the bite of serpents merely by the touch.' This he remarks especially of the...
-Psycho-Therapeutics. Part 3
Bernheim then proceeds to give a resume of some of the histories of cures which took place at Lourdes, where thousands flock annually to partake of the healing waters of the famous grotto. The history...
-Psycho-Therapeutics. Part 4
It is well known that the symptoms of almost any disease can be induced in hypnotic subjects by suggestion. Thus, partial or total paralysis can be produced; fever can be brought on, with all the atte...
-Psycho-Therapeutics. Part 5
If the Great Healer thus acknowledged a limitation of his powers, how can we, his humble followers, hope to transcend the immutable law by which he was governed? Why is it that our belief has anyt...
-Psycho-Therapeutics. Part 6
The healer triumphantly asks, What do you think of my theory now? It is of little use for him to reply that he does not see that the theory is necessarily correct because he was healed. Most likely ...
-Chapter XII. Psycho-Therapeutics 2
Methods classified in Two Divisions. - Mental and Oral Suggestions - Absent Treatment. - Christian Scientists handicapped by Ab surd Theories. - They claim too much.- The Use of Drugs. - Dangers arisi...
-Psycho-Therapeutics 2. Part 2
They insist upon the discharge of the family physician, and the destruction of all the medicines in the house, before they will undertake to effect a cure by mental processes. It frequently happens th...
-Psycho-Therapeutics 2. Part 3
If the patient does not shut his eyes or keep them shut, I do not require them to be fixed on mine, of on my fingers, for any length of time, for it sometimes happens that they remain wide open indef...
-Psycho-Therapeutics 2. Part 4
Here, again, is a man twenty-six years old, a workman in the foundries. For a year he has experienced a painful feeling of constriction over the epigastrium, also a pain in the corresponding region o...
-Psycho-Therapeutics 2. Part 5
Space will not permit the reproduction of further account of the experiments of the Society for Psychical Research and the reader is referred to their Proceedings for fuller information. It must suffi...
-Chapter XIII. A New System Of Mental Therapeutics
Telepathy the Normal Means of Communication between Subjective Minds. - Perfect Passivity required for Therapeutic Suggestions. - Natural Sleep the most Perfect State of Passivity. - Hypnotic Sleep an...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics. Part 2
It is universally known to be true, by all who have given the slightest attention to psychological science, that passivity on the part of the subject is the primary condition necessary for the product...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics. Part 3
Recurring in this connection to the preceding proposition, that a state of perfect passivity on the part of the patient is the most favorable condition for the reception of telepathic impressions or ...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics. Part 4
If the law of suggestion is valid and universal, the conclusion is irresistible that this power is inherent in man, even without one experimental fact to sustain it. Fortunately, we are not left to co...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics. Part 5
I asked Mrs. L. if she was not dreaming at the time of the latter experience; but this she stoutly denied, and stated that she had forgotten what I was like, but seeing me so distinctly, she recognize...
-Chapter XIV. A New System Of Mental Therapeutics 2
Recapitulation of Propositions. - Natural Sleep the Best Condition attainable both for Healer and Patient. - Demonstrative Experi ments. - Healing at a Distance of One Thousand Miles. - Distance no Ob...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics 2. Part 2
Failure does not necessarily follow the imparting of such information; but when the patient or his immediate friends are aware of the effort being made in his behalf, there is always danger of adverse...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics 2. Part 3
Following the universal law, it obeys the suggestions of the objective mind, and persists in following the line indicated until it is recalled by the awakening of the bodily senses. Moreover, thera...
-A New System Of Mental Therapeutics 2. Part 4
The whole science of psycho-therapeutics is embraced in the foregoing propositions. They contain all that a patient, who undertakes to heal himself or to ward off the encroachments of disease, needs t...
-Chapter XV. The Phenomena Of Spiritism
If a Man die, shall he live again ? - The Problem not solved by Spiritistic Phenomena. - The Phenomena admitted. - Their Supernatural Origin denied. - Explained by the Hypothesis. - Subsidiary Hypothe...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 2
The laws which govern the production of the phenomena under consideration are precisely the same as those which pertain to all the other phenomena which have been discussed; and the fundamental propos...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 3
Besides, he knows that, under favorable conditions, he can produce the genuine phenomena, that he has produced them again and again, and he quiets his conscience by reflecting that it can do no harm t...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 4
When it became known to his audiences and subjects that the latter were liable to be controlled by spirits, the trouble became very marked, and the professor was greatly annoyed by the frequency wit...
-Chapter XVI. The Phenomena Of Spiritism 2
Various Classes of Phenomena. - Clairvoyance. - Its Field not yet clearly defined. - Telepathy invades its Ancient Domain. - Simple Experiments in Telepathy. - Their Significance. - Telepathic Power i...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism 2. Part 2
These experiments were as simple as could well be devised, and to the unreflecting mind may seem trifling. But I shall endeavor to show that they possess unmeasured significance. Before proceeding ...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism 2. Part 3
Even the name of the sitter had been withheld from the medium, for the purpose of testing her telepathic powers, and for the further purpose of convincing one of those present that spirits of the dead...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism 2. Part 4
This digression is indulged in for the purpose of illustrating the fact that one of the means by which telepathic impressions are conveyed from one to another is by visions. The percipient sees a visi...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism 2. Part 5
The above is considered the best reason that can be given for the fact that spirits whose character and habits in life are not generally known, or not known to the medium or to those surrounding him, ...
-The Phenomena Of Spiritism 2. Part 6
Again, supposing that the entry of the account was made by the captain's hand, it is extremely probable that some one else had access to the books; and however superficially the knowledge was impresse...
-Chapter XVII. The Phenomena Of Spiritism 3
Psychometry. - The Souls of Things. - Professor Denton's Experiments. - Wonderful Visions of the Ancient Environment of Geological Specimens. - A Piece of Mortar from Cicero's House. - Supposed Scie...
-Clairaudience
The next subject in order is that of clairaudience, or clear hearing. It is a faculty of the human mind much more rarely developed than that of clairvoyance, - that is, if we assume the latter, to b...
-Clairaudience. Continued
Now, it may be asked, how do we connect the clairau-dient warning of the old man with the wreck which did not occur to his train? It must be admitted that the circumstances do not constitute an ideall...
-Chapter XVIII. The Phenomena Of Spiritism 4
The Planchette. - Modifications. - Easily operated. - Automatic Writing. - Governed by the Universal Law. - The Planchette without Spirits - The Planchette and Telepathy. - Trance. - Ancient and Moder...
-Trance
Under the general head of trance may be grouped all that class of cases in which the objective faculties are, for the time being, held in practically complete abeyance, and the subjective mind becomes...
-Trance. Continued
The process of this evolution is easy to understand. The earlier mediums adopted the doctrines of Swedenborg, with certain amendments which seemed to them to be more in accord with reason and Divine j...
-Obsession
Webster defines obsession as the state of a person vexed or besieged by an evil spirit, antecedent to possession. The latter term he defines as the state of being possessed, as by an evil spirit,...
-Dual Personality
Cognate in some of its essential characteristics to the phenomenon of obsession is that of dual personality; and although it has nothing to do with the question of spiritism, it may as well be noted h...
-Chapter XIX. The Physical Phenomena Of Spiritism
The Intelligence manifested. - It is a Human Intelligence. - Inherent Probabilities. - Conditions requisite. - The Best Conditions. - A Living Organism necessary - The Laws of Telepathy and Suggestion...
-The Physical Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 2
Superior knowledge confers no advantage; for, as Kardec informs us, the superior spirits have no power in that direction. We have, therefore, the authority of the spiritists themselves for formulating...
-The Physical Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 3
It must be premised that the medium was in the habit of causing his sitters to write six short letters to as many different spirits. These epistles are written on separate pieces of paper about three ...
-The Physical Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 4
Two more slates were then seized by the medium, washed, submitted for inspection, and placed upon the table as before. Our hands were again placed upon the slates, and the writing again began. After i...
-The Physical Phenomena Of Spiritism. Part 5
The sixth letter, however, was framed for the express purpose of testing the knowledge possessed by the intelligence which moved the pencil. The question, Whom did you desire to have appointed admini...
-Chapter XX. Phantasms Of The Dead
Ghosts. - Scientific Investigations. - Tentative Classification of Phenomena. - Power to create Phantasms demonstrated. - Investigations of the London Society for Psychical Research. - Spirit Photogra...
-Phantasms Of The Dead. Part 2
This being true, two conclusions are obvious; namely, (1) That the phenomena of spirit photography are easily accounted for, without the necessity of attributing them to extramundane origin; and (2) T...
-Phantasms Of The Dead. Part 3
The old stories of the power of magicians to conjure alleged spirits are also raised into the region of probability by these considerations. They also observed the same conditions required in all the ...
-Phantasms Of The Dead. Part 4
The ghosts which are best authenticated and which seem to possess the greatest longevity, so to speak, - that is, the greatest persistency of power and purpose, - are of those who have died violent de...
-Phantasms Of The Dead. Part 5
It should be stated, in this connection, that this phantom does not appear to have been seen objectively by any one, save, possibly, by Bezuel himself. Others were present, who saw Bezuel apparently e...
-Phantasms Of The Dead. Part 6
We have supposed two extreme cases, - one, a simple case of experimental telepathy, and one, of a death by violence. Between the two extremes there is every variety of manifestation and every grade of...
-Phantasms Of The Dead. Part 7
If we are to consider, as M. d'Assier evidently does, the shade of a deceased person to be the soul of such person, we must arrive at the same conclusion that he has reached; namely, that posthumous e...
-Chapter XXI. Suspended Animation And Premature Burial
Facts of Startling Import, - The Case of Washington Irving Bishop. - Other Instances of Suspended Animation. - Vampirism. - Catalepsy. - East Indian Fakirs buried alive for Months. - Fundamental Error...
-Suspended Animation And Premature Burial. Part 2
Revolting and gross as was the superstition relating to vampirism, is it not possible that, like most legendary fides, it had a basis of truth, and that an essential part of that truth consisted, as b...
-Suspended Animation And Premature Burial. Part 3
Catalepsy may properly be divided into four classes, differing from one another only in the causes which induce the condition. The first is catalepsy from hypnotic suggestion; the second, epidemic cat...
-Chapter XXII. Practical Conclusions And Suggestions
The Normal Relations of the Objective and Subjective Faculties. - Their Distinctive Powers and Functions. - The Infinite Wisdom displayed in their Distribution. - It constitutes Man a Free Moral Agent...
-Practical Conclusions And Suggestions. Part 2
It is the life-principle of the body, and its normal functions pertain solely to the preservation of human life and the perpetuation of the human race. It possesses wonderful powers in other direction...
-Practical Conclusions And Suggestions. Part 3
The peculiar functions of the physical brain are therefore no more entitled to be considered as an immortal entity, or as any necessary part or function of an immortal entity, than are the physical fu...
-Practical Conclusions And Suggestions. Part 4
In short, he knows nothing of its source, or the limitations of its powers of reasoning. The result is that he yields implicit obedience to its guidance in all things. His reason has abdicated its thr...
-Practical Conclusions And Suggestions. Part 5
It is of course impossible to say just how far subjective power might, normally, be employed in the direction indicated, in the absolute dearth of examples where it has been employed with a full knowl...
-Practical Conclusions And Suggestions. Part 6
The man or woman whose heart is pure, in whom the principles of virtue and morality are innate, is in no danger of being corrupted by the exercise of mediumistic power. The auto-suggestions of such ar...
-Chapter XXIII. The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ
The Great Stumbling-block, Unbelief in the Physical History of Christ. - Modern Science confirms the New Testament. - Internal Evidence of the Truth of the History of Jesus. - The Scien. tific Accurac...
-The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ. Part 2
If Jesus had formulated the scientific principles which pertain to his doctrines and his works, and had taught them to his disciples, there would have been no internal evidence whatever of the truth o...
-The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ. Part 3
It was not necessary for his disciples to know the esoteric science of healing, in order to enable them to heal the sick, any more than it is for us to-day. We may know how little the knowledge of tru...
-The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ. Part 4
It would seem to be a work of supererogation to cite particular passages of the Scriptures or to employ argument to prove the correctness of the proposition that Jesus considered faith in the patient ...
-The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ. Part 5
Jesus was not in the habit of uttering idle words, or words without significance. In all history there is not an example recorded of a man whose reticence was so marked. Every word he uttered conveyed...
-The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ. Part 6
First, he desired to quiet the fears and stop the lamentations of the friends and relatives, for the obvious reason that their hopeless wailing must operate as a strong adverse suggestion to the soul ...
-The Physical Manifestations And Philosophy Of Christ. Part 7
Again I repeat that no man who lived in the days of Christ could have written that narrative except under the inspiration of literal truth. The scientific knowledge necessary for the production of a f...
-Chapter XXIV. The Physical Manifestations Of Christ
The Word Faith in its Application to Psychic Phenomena. - Its Definition. - An Epitome of the Law of Suggestion. - Subjective Faith only required. - Illustrative Incident. - The Spoken Word. - Jesus...
-The Physical Manifestations Of Christ. Part 2
This case is also illustrative of the principle discussed in the previous chapter; namely, the desirability of having a favorable mental environment, especially in cases where the objective mind of th...
-The Physical Manifestations Of Christ. Part 3
It was this power that enabled Blind Tom to perceive the Jaws of the harmony of sounds. He was without objective education, and devoid of the capacity to acquire one; but from the moment when he disco...
-The Physical Manifestations Of Christ. Part 4
It was then that his objective power of reason asserted itself, and he refused to allow his subjective mind to usurp control. He knew that his mission on earth could not be promoted by the employment ...
-The Physical Manifestations Of Christ. Part 5
Again had reason triumphed over the natural, instinctive suggestions of his human nature. Again had he refused to employ the power with which he had been invested, outside the limits of its legitimate...
-Chapter XXV. The Spiritual Philosophy Of Christ
Even now, after eighteen centuries of Christianity, we may be involved in some enormous error, of which the Christianity of the future with make us ashamed. - Vinet. The Necessity of Signs and Wond...
-The Spiritual Philosophy Of Christ. Part 2
In discussing the above proposition, the question as to how it was possible for Jesus to obtain a knowledge of the condition of the soul after the death of the body will first be considered. It has al...
-The Spiritual Philosophy Of Christ. Part 3
If I stopped right here, I might reasonably claim to have established the fact that the religion of Christ is founded upon a purely scientific basis. But I do not intend to rest content with mere pres...
-The Spiritual Philosophy Of Christ. Part 4
The first proposition of my theory is that the death, or practical extinction, of the soul as a conscious entity is the necessary result of unbelief in immortality. The second proposition is that t...
-The Spiritual Philosophy Of Christ. Part 5
The suggestion to the patient's subjective mind that he was dead, rendered that mind unconscious of its own mental operations, and he was, to all intents and purposes, dead. This is, obviously, but...
-Chapter XXVI. The Mission Of Christ; Future Rewards And Punishments
The Success of Christ's Mission. - Chaotic State of Spiritual Philosophy in His Time. - The Various Doctrines in Vogue. - Jesus the first to simplify the Doctrine of Immortality. - He gave it a Defini...
-The Mission Of Christ; Future Rewards And Punishments. Part 2
Its influence is not confined to those who believe in the tenets of the Christian Church, nor even to those who have heard the name of Christ. It has spread, through some subtle, unseen power and pote...
-The Mission Of Christ; Future Rewards And Punishments. Part 3
The emphatic and persistent denial of the soul's existence must eventually prove to be a suggestion so strong as to overcome its instinctive belief in its own existence, and thus neutralize its instin...
-Chapter XXVII. Deductions From Various Attributes Of The Soul
The Question of Identity. - Consciousness and Memory. - Identity considered in Reference to Rewards and Punishments. - Conscience. - Conflicting Theories of Psychologists. - Education and Intuition. -...
-Deductions From Various Attributes Of The Soul. Part 2
There will be one standard in one community, and another in another, all depending upon education and social environment; but in each case the subjective mind will follow the suggestions imparted to i...
-Deductions From Various Attributes Of The Soul. Part 3
Now, if these premises were demonstrably correct, we might safely rely upon the conclusion. But they are not correct. The first may be assumed to be practically true, for the sake of the argument; but...







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