When Palming Is Successful 133
tion is gained in this way, as indicated by the ability to see a perfect black, it is completely retained when the eyes are opened, and the patient is permanently cured. At the same time pain in the eyes and head, and even in other parts of the body, is permanently relieved. Such cases are very rare, but they do occur. With a lesser
Fig. 1.-Patient with absolute glaucoma of the right eye. He had suffered agonizing pain for six months and had no percep tion of light. He was photographed when testing the tension of his eyeball, which he found to be perfectly hard.
Fig. 2.-The patient is palming and remembering a perfectly black period. After half an hour the eyeball became soft, the pain ceased, and the patient became able to see the light. After three years there was no return of the glaucoma.
degree of relaxation much of it is lost when the eyes are opened, and what is retained is not held permanently. In other words, the greater the degree of the relaxation pro duced by palming the more of it is retained when the