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saved, and a predisposition to believe. Where these exist,
the cure is easy. Where they do not exist, little can be
done, and it is a waste of time and energy to undertake im-
possibilities. We often witness the efficiency of this ideal
method of cure where it is instinctively employed without an
intelligent comprehension of its principles. How often does
the mother, when her child has fallen down and inflicted
upon himself a slight bruise, lift him gently up, pass her
hand over the place, take up the idea of it into herself, and
by dispersive movements of the hand put it away, as it were,
saying to the child, " Now it is all gone," and telling him to
jump up and run. That is quite frequently the last ever
heard from it, for the cure is complete. But in this whole



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transaction there lies concealed a deeper philosophy than the
world in general has ever recognized.

Every person is surrounded by an emanative sphere of his
life. This is represented by the aureola or nimbus around
the heads of saints and divinities in pictures and medals.
Especially is this seen in the pictures of Jesus. This is a
circle or disk of rays invisible to our crude senses, but plainly
perceptible to our inner vision, and is by no means a mere
creation of fancy having no substantial reality, but represents
what actually exists in every person — an emanative sphere
of our thoughts and feelings ; in other words, of our life. It
is different in different persons, and in the same person at
different times, as it is always in correspondence with our
inward states. In all depressing mental conditions, as, for
instance, in melancholy, this nimbus or sombre exhalation is
to be removed by dispersive passes, which is one of the most
effectual ways of changing the morbid mental condition of a
patient, and of expunging from his mind the idea and misbe-
lief which constitute the invisible side of his malady. This
is the teaching of the ancient arcane science of magnetism,
and the experience of many thousands of years has placed it
among established principles and demonstrated its efficiency.
It is now given to the world for the benefit of humanity. By
removing the dark cloud (so to speak) or the odyllic emana-
tion that surrounds the brain, — and it is as easily done as
you can quench the flame of a candle with a sweep of the
hand, — you prepare the way for the reception of a higher
and better influx. Just as when you brush away the air
around your face with a fan, fresh air immediately flows in
to take its place.

This principle is given with an actual experimental knowl-
edge of its practical value, though to our modern materialistic
science of medicine it may seem of no importance. It has
been said by some one " that Jesus cured disease by purify-
ing the atmosphere both toithin and without the patient."



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This he could do by the power of the inner "Word and the
Spirit, and by these divine agencies we may learn in our
feebler way to do the same. A knowledge of the science of
magnetism is of great advantage to the practitioner of the
mental cure system. To cure disease by the phrenopathic
method, while wholly ignoring magnetism, must seem to
many persons like professing to fly without wings, or like an
attempt to practise telegraphy and denouncing the battery
and the wire, but all the time using both while kept out of
sight. But it must be borne in mind, that the most efficient
and successful use of the principle of magnetism does not
imply contact with a patient. The establishment of this prin-
ciple is one of the things done for the science by the cele-
brated and world-renowned Baron Du Potet, the prince of
modern magnetists, and who is worthy to be named with
Pythagoras, with Apollouius of Tyana, and with Paracelsus,
and Van Helmont. Magnetism in the old spiritual science is
identical with the universal Ufe-princijole, and is the medium
through which our minds influence the minds of others, and
a thought and will impulse are transmissible. To undertake
to affect the mind of another without it is as absurd as tc
attempt to communicate sound through an absolute vacuum,
or for a skilful mechanic to go forth to his work, but leave
his tools behind.



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