Physical Magnetism

You will remember that when you have come in contact with any of the strong characters in any walk of life -the great preachers, lawyers, statesmen, orators, businessmen, etc. -those whose success depends upon the strong effect they produce upon other persons, - you have been conscious of a feeling that they radiate strength and power. You actually felt the power coming from them. And, you will also remember that this power did not seem to you to be mental power, or intellectual strength, alone...

The Positive Aura

Now that you have mastered the technique of the mechanism of the direct flash, you are ready to proceed to the actual demonstration and contact with the general public. But, before taking up that phase of the subject, I think it well to ask you to consider the matter of the creation and maintenance of the positive aura. I have purposely postponed the consideration of this phase of the subject, until we reached this particular point in the instruction, because, in order to properly create and...

Nerve Force Exercises

I shall now instruct you in the direction of certain forms of exercise designed to generate nerve-force, or physical magnetism, both in the phase of absorption and that of distribution, according to the general principles set forth in the preceding chapters. Absorption. The exercises, themselves, are designed to give a free and full distribution to the nerve-force or physical magnetism, but the student must always remember that before the nerve-force may be distributed it must first be...

Corporeal Magnetism

Before concluding my instruction regarding the subject of the projection of personal magnetism, I wish to have a few words with you on the subject of what may be called corporeal magnetism. By corporeal' is meant, pertaining to the body. I use the term corporeal magnetism to indicate and designate the conveyance of personal magnetism by means of physical contact, as, for instance, by the touch of the hands, lips, etc. It may be objected to that this term is needless, inasmuch as I have already...

Mental and Physical Poles

Some of the writers on the subject of personal magnetism have fallen into the error of considering that the entire secret of personal magnetism is to be found in the phenomena of telepathy or transference of thought. These writers, however, have been so carried away by the wonderful facts of the mental phase of personal magnetism, that they have entirely overlooked the other phase, i.e. the physical pole of the magnetic personality. This second phase is just as important as is the mental phase,...

The Direct Command

Having by this time acquired the technique of the direct flash, by your mirror-practice and having, also, mastered the art of cultivating the positive aura, you should be able to manifest what is known as the direct command, without much additional instruction. By the direct command is meant the flashing of a direct command or demand to the mind of another person, backed up by the concentrated power of both your mental and physical magnetism. Do you see now why I have first taught you to...

Distributing Nerve Force

In the preceding Chapter I have given you general instructions regarding the first phase of nerve-force by means of certain forms of rhythmic breathing. I now proceed to the general instruction regarding the second phase of nerveforce generation, namely, the distribution of the absorbed nerveforce to the nervous system, and particularly to the great reservoirs of nerve-force. This process of nerve-force distribution naturally follows directly after that of nerve-force absorption, the two being...

The Physical Phase

The physical phase of personal magnetism depends upon two coordinated manifestations of nerveforce, as follows (1) the generation within the nervous system of a plenteous supply of nerveforce and (2) the conscious projection, by the will, of that supply of nerve-force into the personal atmosphere, and even to a greater distance under special conditions. By nerve-force, as used in the above paragraph, I mean that strange, mysterious form of energy, which controls all physical movements, and yet,...