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the great personages o f the past victims o f a " * stupendous hoax? Could such eminent men of the ancient world as Socrates, Pericles and Alexander the Great have been deluded and cast under the spell o f witchcraft —or did the oracles whom they consulted actually possess a mysteriousfaculty offoresight? That the human mind can truly exert an influence over things and conditions was n o t a credulous belief of the ancients, b u t a known and demonstrable fact to them. That there exists a wealth o f infinite knowledge just beyond the border o f our daily thoughts, which can be aroused and com­ manded at will, was not a fantasy o f these sages o f an­ tiquity, but a dependable aid to which they turned in time o f need. It is time you realized that the rites, rituals and prac­ tices o f the ancients were not superstitions, but supterfuges to conceal the marvelous workings o f natural law from those who would have misused them. Telepathy, projection of thought, the materializing o f ideas into helpful realities, are no longer thought by intelligent per­ sons to be impossible practices, but instead, demonstrable sciences, by which a greater life o f happiness may be had. One o f America’s foremost psychologists and uni­ versity instructors, says o f his experiments with thought transference and the powers of m ind—"The successes were much too numerous to be merely lucky hits and one can see no way for guessing to have accounted for the results.” Have you that open - minded attitude o f today which warrants a clear, positive revelation o f the facts o f mind which intolerance and bigotry have sup­ pressed for years? Advance with the times; learn the truth about your inherited powers.

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