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objection an occultist has to hypnotism is that it emphasized the
objective, or animal , mind, and teaches it to make
its dominion stronger over its subjective, or divine, mind.

Suppose a mother comes to you '- crying:"Save my boy from
becoming a gambler!00 and you undertake the task
of stopping the boy from gambling. You make your mental
suggestion: "You shall not gamble any more-, you
shall suffer an agony of fear every time you attempt to make a
wager or touch a card." You may prevent t he boy
from gambling, but you have not destroyed his love for it, and
you really have only delayed his evolution since he
will have to come back to face the same conditions at another
time-if not in the same body, then in another one, in
a future life, or whenever your will has ceased to control him.

Hypnotism or mental dominion never cure disease - they merely
prevent the temporary manifestation of effects.
The limitation of their so-called curative power depends upon the
will of the operator, and the extent of the hypnosis

Christian and Mental Science patients have a recurrence of their
diseases within a welldefined period -after they
are seemingly cured. This is because either conscious
orunconscious mental dominion was employed bythe mind of
the practitioner in holding back the manifestation of the
trouble; and these returns occur in periods or fractions of
seven-year cycles. according to the power of the practitioner.
Even tho a patient may be actually cured, not by
mental dominion but by bringing new elements into the body,
unless he puts himself into a new condition of mind
and bodily habits, the old disease in course of time is likely to
return. on the death of a hypnotist or healer, the
disease he has held in abeyance usually returns, because the
magnetic cord which connects him with his subject
isthen broken, and, the stronger influence being removed, the
weaker mind, with its old line of thinking , reasserts

There is a great limitation in the therapeutic use of hypnotism
since its best effects are upon nervous and kindred
diseases. In chronic cases, blood diseases, or independent
growths within an organism - such as cancer or tumors-it
is not successful; in cases of insanity it is more successful,
but even there it is subject to limitation. Continuous
hypnotic influence upon a patient not only de_ stroys his mental
poise and makes him a negative, vacillating
creature of impulse. but it also depletes his nerve fluid. While
the operator may seem to temporarily neutralize this
weakness, there come great reactions in course of time; the
nerves controlling the circulation of the capillaryblood
vessels become weakened I and the entire circulation becomes
irregular and imperfect. Cold hands and feet, with
some_ times an intense rush of blood to the head , are
physiological evidences of this condition_ .

of course,. hypnotic influence has a reac tionary effect upon the
operator. For example suppose a person attempts
to throwhis hypnotic influence upon you and you are so positive
or your vibrations are so high that his influence
fails to affect you, then as a natural o~eration of law, that
force which he sent out, not reaching its intended
destination, returns to the sender. If it be a malignant force it
will do for the sender what it was intended to do for his

To send malignant influences to another, the sender must hold in
his mind the picture of the disaster he wishes
tocreate forthe other. It is imDossible to do this without
creating a

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matrix in his own aura, and this matrix will draw back to the
sender just-what he has created, for the Great Law
works automatically and impartially and irrespective of whether
he succeeds in bringing down disaster upon his
intended victim.

Hypnotic influence can be broken by a person who is stronger than
the hypnotist.

Hypnotic influence may last until the operator desires it to be
broken, or until a will stronger than his, at the
request of the subject, shall break it. If a person submits to
complete hypnosis but once, in the course of time the
influence will become dissipated, but an intense hatred for the
operator will become engendered in the heart of the
subject when that influence is destroyed, and it will never be
eradicated during the lifetime of either. The law works
in the same manner in cases of coerced love. If a person succeeds
in compelling the love of another thru hypnotic
induence . that love will turn to bitterest hatred and there is
nothing the victim will leave undone to avenge what he
believes to be his wrongs.

There are certain conditions of mind which, if you will make use
of them, will make you immune from this
malignant force.

1. Be mentally positive; then you are not what the hypnotist
calls "suggestible". If you
make a practice of concentrating your thoughts upon whatever you
are doing, your mind is
active and positive, and thoughts foreign to you cannot find
lodgment with you. Few operators
are persistent enough to continue their suggestions when they
fail to reach the subject after
a few tries.

2. It is acceptance of the suggestion that enslaves. You cannot
prevent the suggestion
from coming to you, but you need not accept.

3. Be on your guard against all suggestions . Examine critically
all thoughts that come to
you, and test each one with:"Is it true?" If you examine the
thoughts which come to you and
find them undesirable. repudiate them. For example: Suppose you
were to suddenly become
dissatisfied with your present home. You have always been pleased
with it, but suddenly you
are seized with a desire to move from that neighborhood and buy
somewhere else. Examine those
thoughts and ask yourself why-you should change your mind without
any apparent cause . If in
a few days or weeks a real estate broker offers you a piece of
property in the neighborhood
you have been thinking of moving into, it may be well for you to
consider whether it was
thoughts that caused your change of mind. or whether they were
your own.

4. Do not entertain visiting thoughts until you know their
character, any sooner than you
would entertain persons whose character you know nothing about.

5. Select only such thoughts as you uant, and reject such
suggestions as you do not
desire. Few persons are able to do this, but are cons~antly being
swayed by the influence of
those with whom they associate. Others' thoughts, manners, and
words mold our lives to a much
greater extent than we imagine, and this is because we do not
think for ourselves, but accept
what comes floating along to us. A man goes into a restaurant and
an obsequious waiter
suggests by his manner and thought that a liberal tip is
expected, and the man dares not
refuse to give it. He is, for the moment, under the mental
dominion of that waiter and even
tho he be a judge of the Supreme Court, he yields to the will of
a man who perhaps can
scarcely write his own name.