nerves to the pharynx; the tenth pair are very important mixed nerves which send fibers to her larynx, lungs, hear,stomach and liver; the eleventh pair are motor nerves which supply certain muscles to the neck; the twelfth pair are spending fibers to the tongue. So here we get a clear idea of our thought machine, a good thing to start with,since certainly no other kind of engineer would attempt to drive a machine of which he was absolutely ignorant.This direct arrangement from the brain center explains to a great extent how the form of concentration called
can affect the body, and rebuild the tissues.For each pair of nerves will carry the message given to them by the brain, and it naturally depends upon themessage as to the effect produced. Here we get the machine we have to work with, and having mastered thetechnical parts of it, we will now proceed to see how thought acts, and how concentration affects thought.It has long been a matter of consideration and study to me as to where the will really is located, and in this matter of concentration it is doubly important, because without that WILL man cannot possibly concentrate. It is themaster of the Thoughts Machine, and I have found that the best way to meet the difficulty is to look upon theWILL as the OVER SOUL, that part of man which never dies, and which is carried on from incarnation toincarnation. I am assuming the theory of reincarnation to be something more that theory. It has been given to meto remember past lives, although only two or three; but even if one can remember any it surely renders the theorya fact.This OVER SOUL, or will-power, is the force which sets the brain in motion, and which determines what effectthe thought generated will have, and also what strength; it rests within ourselves to decide the state we are toreach in each successive incarnation (after we have been through a certain number), yet if we seek the intelligentco-operation of the over soul we can, if we so desire, accomplish in one life what might otherwise take centuriesto perform.
THE WILL: HOW THOUGHT TRAVELS –VARIETIES OF THOUGHT WAVES
THE seat of WILL, or the over soul, may, I think, be safely placed in the NERVE AURA surrounding the brain.The exact nature of thought has not, so far as I have been able to discover, ever been fully explained. There is nodoubt that thought is of atomic origin, else I do not quite see how, in accordance with Nature’s law, it couldtravel through the ether.In regarding the action of thought in the ether, we are too much in danger of regarding the ether as somethingoutside ourselves, and thought as an unconsidered and unknown quantity, a mistake which must be rigorouslyguarded against.The ether permeates our whole body, and because of this wonderful invisible medium, thought, magnetism, andother know substances of a similar nature can attract to themselves matter from throughout the universe; thought,of course, having a greater power of attraction than any other substance. There is nothing in the world, which can prevent this attraction, no matter what may intervene between the thought and the object it seeks. The reason for this may be summed up in one word – ether. This acts as a conducting medium for the light waves which travelform the most distant planets and fixed stars, light which takes ten years to reach our little earth; and it acts as aconducting medium for our thought, whether we desire to send it to the other side of the earth, or to some far distant region in the unknown, or back, back into the long forgotten past, or forward into the yet unexploredfuture.I have frequently held forth respecting the nature of that invisible substance called
, but for the benefit of new readers, at the risk of boring the old, I will repeat myself.The ether, then, is an invisible medium filling all space; scientists accept it as a
to account for thetransmission of LIGHT through space where no ordinary medium, such as
, is to be found.It is said by scientists to be of a smooth, jelly-like substance, and by Rosicrucian’s it is looked upon as livingflame: We are at present more concerned with the scientific standpoint of what is called the “aluminiferous