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If a person makes a special study of anyone subject, it naturally follows that he will in the end unravel, at least to some extent, the mysteries of the subject on which he has so concentrated his attention.
Art reveals her mysteries of colour, form, design, pose, and a thousand and one subtleties that escape the ordinary observer to a student of Art. To the student of Biology every leaf tells its own story, every tree its age, every flower its own pedigree.
In presenting this book to the public I need to offer no other apology for doing so; than that of having been a student of this particular branch of thought for a very long period, and having proved so-called theories by countless experiments and experiences, I feel I am at last in a position to give to the world at large the result of such studies.
It is admitted by all that the occult side of things has been the one side of life the least explored or investigated. That there is an occult or hidden part in actual relation to human life is on every side a conceded fact, but before this mystery-the greatest of- all-the majority of thinkers have held themselves aloof.
In pursuit of the laws which have controlled thought in recent centuries, man has, in earning his successes on the physical and mechanical plane, forgotten the loss he has sustained from the lack of study and observation on the occult or psychic side of humanity. He is more occupied today in building implements for the destruction of life than he is in the problems of life itself, or in the finding out of those laws which create, control and sustain life.
When Newton discovered gravitation, it was not supposed for a moment that he had solved the problem of the spheres, and it is sometimes forgotten that when he came to realize that beyond our systems of starts, sun, moon and planets, there were again the "fixed starts: with their countless systems, in the magnitude of the problem, he could only decide that there was again some occult law behind all, greater than any known law that could even be imagined.
With, these few words as a preface, I will endeavour to make my theory so clear that I hope anyone of ordinary intelligence may be able to follow and experiment with certain rules which will be treated in the following chapters.