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How to develop and do perform telepathy
What is telepathy
Before we discuss about how to develop telepathy, we must know what is telepathy. Telepathy or Thought-Transference, bears a confusing title. Literally, it means "suffering at a distance," or, perhaps, "feeling pain at a distance." The name should really indicate "knowing at a distance," in order to be properly descriptive. But as the term has acquired a forced meaning by reason of years of usage, it will probably be continued in popular favor. After all, names do not count, so long as the meaning is accepted and understood.
While the term itself has been generally used in the sense of conscious and deliberate sending and receiving of thought-waves, there is a far wider field of phenomena really covered by it, viz., the unconscious sending and receiving of mental and emotional vibrations. I shall take up this phase of the subject in a moment, after I have called your attention to the mechanism whereby the waves of thought and emotion are transmitted.
The various kinds of telepathic messages:
Telepathic messages may be "visual," in which case they take the form of pictures, figures, written or printed words, etc. They may be "auditory," in which case they take the form of spoken words. They may be "emotional," in which case the subject may feel a peculiar depression or excitement. They may be "volitional," in which case the subject is seized with the imperative desire to perform a certain action, etc. So you see there are many ways to develop telepathy or there are many forms of telepathy.
Telepathic messages may originate either in the living or in the dead. As they are transmitted from the subconscious mind (perhaps under the supervision and direction of the conscious mind), they are often transmitted most effectually during sleep, trance, under the influence of some drug, in delirium, at the moment of death, etc. These messages are most easily received at such times, when the conscious mind is asleep, or in abeyance, and for this reason we have so-called " visions of the dying," ecstasy, trance-speaking and revelation, etc.
Practical Experiments in How to Develop Telepathy:
The following practical exercises will enable you to prove to your own satisfaction that telepathy exists and will help you to develop telepathy, and that it can be reduced to a more or less simple process by continued practice.
Select a friend with whom you are in sympathy, physically, mentally and morally. One of you must be he sender or "transmitter," the other the receiver or "recipient" in order to develop telepathy. Let us suppose for a moment that you are the transmitter. The recipient should be seated in a comfortable chair at one end of a fairly large room, which must be freely ventilated. It is best that, at least during the early experiments, he should be blindfolded, or that he close his eyes, and sit with his back to you, pencil in hand and pad on knee. He should sit in a semi-darkened part of the room.
For your part - to develop telepathy, you should sit at a table, facing him ( that is, his back) with a pad of paper and pencil before you, have a bright light thrown on the pad of paper, leaving the rest of the room in semi-darkness. Now draw upon the paper a symbol, perhaps a geometrical figure, such as a triangle, circle, square, etc. Look at this figure intently and endeavour to impress it on the recipient. You should not make each trial exceed one minute in length.
How to Insure Success:
The attitude of mind which you hold during these experiments is very important to develop telepathy. You should will that your recipient should see the picture presented to him, yet you should not strain yourself in the attempt, and wrinkling the brows, tensing the muscles, etc., will not add to the certainty with which your picture is conveyed, rather the reverse. On the other hand, you should have complete confidence in the fact that he will get the impression you are sending him.
Never allow yourself for a moment to believe that you will fail. Say to yourself that he has already succeeded in receiving it. Do not allow yourself to become flustered, or worried or anxious. Imagine your thoughts travelling to him in a definite form, either in the shape of the object itself, or in the word, square, circle, etc., though in that case you must be careful that you do not unconsciously whisper the word so that he hears it!
The recipient, on his part, should make his mind as blank as possible, and note down any pictures or impressions that come to him, no matter how "wild" they may appear. Above all, you must not be discouraged by early non-successes, for these you must expect to develop telepathy.
More complicated experiments:
After you have succeeded with the diagrams, you may try more complicated pictures, such as playing cards, which are very good for this purpose, as the deck may be shuffled between each draw, and it is easy to calculate the percentage of guesses, since chance would always be 51 to 1 against the subject hitting upon the correct card by accident.
After these experiments you may try some in the transference of pain. Prick yourself lightly in various parts of the body with a sharp needle, or pinch yourself, and see whether the subject can locate the pain correctly on himself. If he is a good subject, he will do so in very many instances, as though the pain were transferred directly to him, and you were pricking or pinching him. Next you may try a number of experiments in smell and taste.
Procure a number of substances such as cloves, nutmeg, pepper, sugar, etc., and smell or taste these in turn, being careful that you are far enough removed from your subject to prevent him from smelling these in the usual way. Many good subjects can tell immediately the substance you are putting into your mouth, the instant you have placed it there. After you have succeeded thus far to develop telepathy, you should try to increase the distance between you, until you can perform the same feats, though miles apart.