Time Of Sittings

"(3) Commence by sitting comfortably with the eyes fixed upon the

crystal, not by a fixed stare, but with a steady, calm gaze, for ten

minutes only, on the first occasion. In taking the time it is best to

hang your watch at a distance, where, while the face is clearly visible,

the ticking is rendered inaudible. When the time is up, carefully put

the crystal away in its case, and keep it in a dark place, under lock

and key, allowing no one but yourself to handle it. At the second

sitting, which should be at the same place, in the same position, and at

the same time, you may increase the length of the effort to fifteen

minutes, and continue this period during the next five or six sittings,

after which the time may be gradually increased, but should in no case

exceed one hour. The precise order of repetition is always to be

followed until the experimenter has developed an almost automatic

ability to readily obtain results, when it need no longer be adhered to.