The Naturalness Of The Occult Powers

Returning to the subject considered in the opening paragraphs of this

book, namely, the NATURALNESS of the occult and psychic higher powers

and the manifestation thereof, we strongly advise all students of these

subjects to acquire a working knowledge of the place in Nature occupied

by these powers and their manifestations. A little scientific

information on this subject will render the student better able to

tly teach others concerning these matters, and also to

successfully defend himself when the ignorant and unthinking seek to

attack the things which are so dear to his heart, and so real and

evident to himself. Many, by reason of their lack of scientific

knowledge on these points, not only fail to make converts to their cause

of truth, but often really drive away persons who might otherwise be

interested. Many persons are really interested in and attracted to the

manifestations of the higher occult and psychic powers, but are fearful

of anything "unnatural" or "supernatural," and are disposed to be

frightened off by any suspicion of such qualities in things. These same

persons, if shown that the phenomena have a perfectly valid scientific

base in natural forces and laws, will throw aside their fears and will

become earnest investigators and students of this great subject. Hence,

as we have said, every teacher and student of this subject should know

the true scientific natural basis thereof; and in the following few

pages we shall endeavor to plainly, though briefly, present these to