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CONTENTS.
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Page tive Intelligence. The Limitations of Subjective Intelligence pertains to its Earthly State only. Its Kinship to God demonstrated by its Limitations. Omniscience cannot reason inductively. Induction is Inquiry. Perception the Attribute of Omniscience. Conclusions regarding the Power of the Soul...............62
CHAPTER VII.
EFFECTS OF ADVERSE SUGGESTION.
The Subjective Mind incapable of Controversial Argument. A Sceptical Audience demoralizes it. The Presence of an Avowed Sceptic prevents Successful Exhibition of Subjective Phenomena. Labouchere and Bishop. The Royal Academy of Medicine. Its Offer to Clairvoyants. Failure to earn Reward. Harmonious Conditions required by Spiritists. The Seybert Commission. Trance-speaking Mediums. How demoralized. Adverse Suggestion the Cause of Failure in all Cases. Possible Lack of Telepathic Conditions in Bishop's Case. General Conclusions. Failure Consistent with Honesty of Mediums.......75
CHAPTER VIII.
HYPNOTISM AND MESMERISM.
Warfare of the Schools. History of the Science. Mesmer's Career. The Academicians. The Successors of Mesmer.
 The Royal Academy of Medicine. Its Idiotic Prejudices.
 Dr. Braid's Discovery, r- Re-baptism of the Science. Effects of Braid's Discoveries. Liebault's Theory of Suggestion. The Nancy School and the Paris School compared.
 The Fluidic Theory. The Law of Suggestion the Greatest Discovery in Psychic Science. The Significance of Braid's Discoveries not appreciated. Hypnotism of Animals.
 The Charcot School. The Sources of its Errors. Reform in Terminology suggested.The Mesmeric Theory.
 Braid's Processes not productive of Higher Phenomena. Mesmerization of Animals. Recapitulation of Points . . 8l
CHAPTER IX.
HYPNOTISM AND MESMERISM (continued).
Mesmeric Methods. The Fluidic Theory. Influence of the Mind of the Operator. The Early Mesmerists. Their