Simple Psychomancy

The phenomena of Psychomancy may be divided into three general classes,

depending upon the nature of the "seeing," as follows:

I. Simple Psychomancy, by which is meant the power of "sensing" by

means of the Astral Senses in the degree of a mere "quickening" of the

Astral Senses sufficiently to enable one to "sense" more clearly any

etheric vibrations or currents; the auric emanations of persons and

s; and similar phases of Psychomantic phenomena; but which does

not include the power to sense actual occurrences happening in distant

places; nor the power to sense the records of the past, or to receive

indications of the future.

II. Space Psychomancy, by which is meant the power to sense ~distant~

scenes, persons, or objects.

III. Time Psychomancy, by which is meant the power to sense objects,

events, persons, etc., in the records of the past; and also the power

to sense the indications of the future--the "shadows of coming events."

Simple Psychomancy is very much more common than is generally supposed.

Very many people are quite sensitive to "impressions" coming to them in

this way, which while akin to the impressions of Telepathy,

nevertheless belong to the higher grade of Psychic Phenomena known as

Psychomancy. It may be well to state here the difference between

ordinary Telepathic impressions, and those of Simple Psychomancy. Many

students are perplexed by the similarity between the two mentioned

classes of phenomena, and we think it advisable to set them straight

regarding the matter, at this point.

As we have stated in our previous work in this series, (entitled

"Practical Mind Reading") Telepathy is occasioned by the passage of

Thought Waves or Currents, passing from one brain to another, just as

pass the waves of Heat, Light, Electricity, etc. In Telepathy the brain

of the Transmitter sends forth the vibration, waves, or currents, and

the brain of the Receiver registers the same, receiving them by means

of the Pineal Gland which acts in a manner closer resembling that of

the receiving instrument in Wireless Telegraphy. In Telepathy there is

merely the sending and receiving of thought vibrations, ~over the

physical organs~.

But in Simple Psychomancy, the person may, and does, receive the

thought vibrations emanating from the mind of another, but not over

the physical channels, as in Telepathy, ~but by means of the Astral

Senses~. In this lies the difference.

Now, it follows that the Astral Senses being far more keen and acute

than the Physical Senses, the former will register vibrations and

impressions far more readily than the latter, and will often register

impressions that the Physical Senses (even the Pineal Gland organ) take

no account of. In this way the person in whom the Astral Senses are

even partially developed will receive impressions of the thoughts of

others that even the most acute Mind Reader will fail to notice; as

well as words actually spoken by the other person; and ideas forming in

the mind of the other person not yet expressed in active thought-waves.

But, it should be added, the development of Telepathic powers very

frequently grow into a development of Psychomantic powers, and so the

former is one of the easiest paths to the latter, and may be used in

developing Clairvoyant power, and in unfolding the Astral Senses. In

this way the person possessing even a moderate degree of Psychomantic

power often "feels" the thoughts, ideas, emotions, and other mental

states of the people around him, and knows without any words being used

just what the others are thinking and feeling. This is often perceived

by merely the increased power to receive and register the

Thought-vibrations, but in some cases the ability to sense the "Aura"

of the other persons heighten the impression.