Clairvoyant Reverie

A writer on the subject of Clairvoyance says: "The best authorities

instruct their pupils that the state of clairvoyant reverie may be

safely and effectively induced by the practice of mental concentration

alone. They advise positively against artificial methods. All that is

needed is that the consciousness be focused to a single point--become

'one pointed' as the Hindu teachers call it. The intelligent practice of

entration accomplishes this without the necessity of any artificial

methods of development, or the production of abnormal psychic states.

You easily concentrate your full attention when you witness an

interesting play, or listen to a beautiful rendition of some great

masterpiece of musical composition, or gaze at some miracle of pictured

or sculptured art. In these cases your attention is completely occupied

with the interesting thing before you, so that you have almost

completely shut out the outer world of sound, sight, and thought--but

you are, nevertheless, perfectly wide awake and conscious. The same

thing is true when you read a very interesting book--the world is shut

out from your consciousness, and you are oblivious to the sights and

sounds around you. We frequently witness the sight of two lovers to whom

the outside world is non-existent for the time being, and to whom there

is nothing in the world except themselves. Again, persons often fall

into a 'brown study,' or 'day dream,' in which all consciousness of the

outside world seems to be shut out, yet the person is fully conscious

and wide awake. These mental states are very much akin to that of the

trained clairvoyant, and is the state which should be sought after by

all clairvoyants, whether they are following the methods of Psychometry,

Crystal Gazing, or that of Direct Clairvoyance--for the principle is one

and the same in all of such methods."