Formal Tests

The third step in telepathic development is that of conducting

experiments similar to those originally conducted by the Society for

Psychical Research, previously mentioned. That is to say, the sender may

select cards from a pack, coins from a pile, small objects from a

collection, etc., and then endeavor to transmit the impression of the

same to the receiver--the latter then reporting his flashes of

impression receive
. This may be rendered more complicated by having the

sender in one place, and the receiver at another, the time having

previously been agreed upon between them. In experiments conducted at

long range, it has been generally found better for the receiver to write

down the word, thought, or mental, picture which has been transmitted to

him by the sender; and for the sender to write down the name or picture

of the thing the idea of which he has transmitted. These memoranda serve

not only as scientific proof of the experiment, but also serve as a

barometer of progress being made during the experiments.