Thought Forms

Another phase of clairvoyant phenomena of this class is that of the

perception of "thought forms," as they are called by occultists. As all

students of occultism know, a strong thought or emotion manifests a

certain high vibratory motion, and takes upon itself a vibratory "form"

which is plainly perceptible to the trained clairvoyant vision. These

thought-forms manifest a great variety in appearance and character. Some

appear in a faint wave-like form, something like the tiny waves caused

by the dropping of a pebble in a pond of water. Others take on a

whirlpool form, rotating and whirling as they move through space. Others

appear like whirling rings, similar in general form to the "ring" puffed

forth from the mouth of a cigar smoker, or from the funnel of a

locomotive. Others glow like great opals. Others appear like jets

emitted from the spout of a teakettle. Others twist along like a

corkscrew. Others appear like exploding bombs. Others branch out arms

like a devil-fish, which wriggle in all directions, as if striving to

attach themselves to some object upon which they wish to take hold.