Thought Waves

Thought-waves are manifested in various forms, modes, and phases, and in

different degrees of power. Some are emanated without any clearly

defined desire or intent to accomplish certain ends, while others are

charged with strong desire focused to a definite point by clear-cut

ideas of ends sought to be accomplished. The latter, however, are

usually entitled to be classed among the "involuntary" phases of Thought

rence, because the senders are generally unaware that

thought-waves have an actual effect upon the minds of other persons;

their thoughts and mental states arising in accordance with their

feelings, desires, and general aims. Where the individual has learned

that thought is an active power, he may deliberately send forth his

thought-waves directed toward the person or persons whom he wishes to

affect and influence.

The student must remember, however, that there is a great difference in

the power and effective activity between thought-waves sent forth under

different circumstances. Some are sent forth idly, and with no focused

power or energy of desire and feeling, and such naturally are weak in

effect upon others. Others are sent forth vitalized with strong desire

and feeling, and focused with a clear ideal and mental picture, and,

consequently, exert a far greater degree of effect upon the minds of

others with whom they come in contact. The analogy of the waves of

electricity holds good here, for just as the electric power may be

strong or weak, as the case may be, so may the mental force be strong or

weak under different circumstances, and in different individuals.