Mental Whirlpools

The contagion of thought-vibrations is manifested by such vibrations

coming into contact with the minds of other persons within the field of

mental induction of the first person, and there setting up similar

vibrations. We know that orators, actors, preachers and others

addressing audiences of persons, send forth strong mental currents

which tend to awaken corresponding vibrations in the minds of their

hearers. We weep, smile, grow angry, feel happy, according to the

character of the thought-waves, of the person on the platform or the

stage, providing that we accept the same. And, according to the same

principle, persons scattered over large areas are influenced and

affected in the same way by whirlpools of mental vibrations set into

original motion by some strong, masterful public man. A writer has said

concerning this point: