Followers of the New Thought movement of the early 20th century vehemently believed in the concept of "mind over matter," and one of the most influential thinkers of this early "New Age" philosophy introduces us in this 1907 book to the basics of hypnotism... and to using its power to influence those around you. Here, in this "side light" to Atkinson's popular book The Secret of Mental Magic, discover: . mental fascination among animals. the rationale of fascination. experimental fascination. the phenomena of induced imagination. the dangers of psychism. Oriental fascination. and much more.American writer WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (1862-1932) was editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books under numerous pseudonyms, some of which are likely still unknown today, including "Yogi Ramacharaka" and "Theron Q. Dumont."
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Page 18 - I constantly observed, that however lively the viper was before, upon being seized by any of these barbarians he seemed as if taken with sickness and feebleness, frequently shut his eyes, and never turned his mouth towards the arm of the person that held him.