The Pathology Of Nonhuman Contacts

X HERE are other forms of life as well as ours whose sphere of evolution impinges upon tlie earth In tlie realm of folk-lore we constantly meet with tlie idea of intercourse between tlie human and tlie faiiy kingdoms of tlie marriage of a human being with a faiiy spouse, or tlie theft of a child by tlie fairies, an impish changeling being left in its place. We shall be rash if we assume that an extensive body of folk-belief is entirely without foundation in fact Let us therefore exanine these...

The Motives Of Psychic Attack I

W E Inve noted in a previous ekipter tint tlie simplest way to find out whetlier tlie victim of an alleged psycliie attack is romancing or not, is to seek for motives, and if they are not discernible, to give imagination tlie benefit of the doubt. Tlie commonplace motives of greed, lust, revenge and fear of betrayal do not need psycliie discernment for tlieir discovery but are perceptible to tlie naked eye. Tliere are other motives, liowever, tint may 1 operative in occult circle but wliieh...

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SYCHIC trouble not infrequently arises owing to the formation of an undesirable rapport. In order to understand the nature of this problem we must consider the whole subject of rapport. We have already considered in some detail the question of telepathic suggestion. Rapport might be considered as the passive aspect of that of which telepathic suggestion is the active aspect. It forms, in fact, the basic condition necessary for telepathic suggestion to take place. Two people who are in rapport...

Signs Of Psychic Attack

IF we look at the universe around us we cannot fail to realise that there must be some overruling plan co-ordinating its infinite complexity. If we take into our liands and examine minutely any living tiling, liowever simple, equally must we realise tint tlie ordered diversity of its puts is built up 011 a detenriining framework. Science Ins sought in vain for tliis organising principle it will never find it 011 the physical plane, for it is not physical. It is not the inherent nature of atoms...

Equi Limbed Cross

X HERE are two types of practical psychic work which may be used separately or in combination, the latter method, in my opinion, giving by far the best results, though the exponents of each are apt to decry the other. The method which we will distinguish as the meditative method consists of mediation upon abstract qualities, such as peace, harmony, protection and the love of God. It is the method of the New Thought school, and its value lies in the harmonising effect it has upon the emotional...

Physical Aspect Of Psychic Attack And Defence

E have distinguished the various types of psychic attack, we have described the methods that can be employed in carrying them out, and we have also noted the various forms of delusion, fraud and auto-suggestion that may complicate the issue. We are now in a position to discuss the question of diagnosis. Let us consider the whole matter from the practical point of view. Supposing a stranger comes with a story of a psychic attack, what should be our procedure We must first of all bear in mind...

The Risks Incidental To Ceremonial Macic

If the problem of psychic self-defence is to be adequately dealt with, we must have an understanding of a subject upon wliieh very little Ins been written - tlie nature of the force of intelligent anil organised evil. Tlie great faiths of the ancient world all Ind their evil gods as well as their beneficent deities, anil tliev did not call these evil gods devils. In Hinduism we Inve Sliiva and Kali in tlie Egyptian system we Inve Set anil Besz and Tvplion in tlie Grecian pantheon tliere are...

The Motives Of Psychic Attack Ii

It is a matter of general knowledge among occultists that it is not a pleasant thing to fall foul of an occult fraternity of wliich one has been made a member by mearr gt of a ceremonial initiation and to wliich one is bound by oatfe. As we have already seen tlie malignant mind of a trained occultist is a nasty weapon how much more so tlie group-mind formed out of a number of trained mirxis. especially if concentrated by mearr gt of ritual B ut in addition to tlie individual mental force of...

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HERE are two forms of haunting which have to be considered, the one which is due to a discamate soul who interferes with a particular person and tlie one which is due to tlie conditions prevailing in a particular place, and which affects any person sufficiently sensitive who happens to go there. Except in cases where tlie influence is exceptionally strong, tlie insensitive person is immune. To perceive a haunting one needs, as a general rule, to be slightly psychic it is for tliis reason that...

Methods Of Defence I

In writing for the general reader an account of the methods to be used in combating a psychic attack, I am reminded of those excellent manuals upon medicine and surgery which an enlightened Board of Trade insists shall be provided for the captains of ships, together with a cupboard full of remedies, harmless and otherwise. When an emergency arises, the worthy skipper reads through the chapter he believes to bear upon the case in hand and goes to work as best he may. On these occasions the...

The Psychic Element In Mental Disturbance

W E have seen in a previous Chapter that nervous and mental disorders can simulate a psychic attack, especially if tlie subject is familiar' with tlie terminology of occultism We must also consider tlie part played by psychic attack in nervous and mental disorders. But before we can embark upon tliis section of our studies, we must give a brief explanation of tlie nature of nervous and mental distuibances and tlie distinction between them We will not go into academic considerations, for tliese...

Projection Of The Etheric Body

J3 EFORE we can leave the subject of attack by incarnate human beings, we must consider the subject of etheric projection. In tliis case not only is tlie mind at work, but also something which is pretty nearly physical sufficiently physical, at any rale, to leave bruises on tlie flesh of tlie victim throw tlie furniture about, or at least make a considerable amount of noise. Where such manifestations lake place, it is obvious thai we are dealing Willi something more substantial than Ihe mind,...