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Foreword. Chapter I. The Mental-Dynamo Chapter II. The Nature Of Mind-Power Chapter III. Mentative Induction Chapter IV. Mental Magic In Animal Life Chapter V. Mental Magic In Human Life Chapter VI. The Mentatitve Poles Chapter VII. Desire And Will In Fable Chapter VIII. Mind-Power In Action Chapter IX. Personal Magnetism Chapter X. Examples Of Dynamic Mentation Chapter XI. Dynamic Individuality Chapter XII. Mental Atmosphere Chapter XIII. Channels Of Influence Chapter XIV. Instruments Of Expression Chapter XV. Using The Mentative Instruments Chapter XVI. Mental Suggestion Chapter XVII. Four Kinds Of Suggestion Chapter XVIII. How Suggestion Is Used Chapter XIX. Induced Imagination Chapter XX. Induced Imagination In India Chapter XXI. The Ocean Of Mind-Power Chapter XXII. A Glimpse Of The Occult World Chapter XXIII. Self Protection Chapter XXV. Mental Therapeutics Chapter XXVI. Mental Healing Methods Chapter XXVII. Mental Architecture Chapter XXVIII. Making Over Oneself Chapter XXIX. Mind-Building
The particles combine by reason of some inherent "attraction" existing between certain of them, known as "chemical affinity," etc. Chemical affinity is a peculiar thing - it manifests in likes and dislikes, loves and hates; it is impossible to study these manifestations without recognizing an elementary manifestation of "like and dislike" - "love and hate." You think that this is far fetched, do you? Well, listen to these words from some of the leading scientists about this power to receive sensations, and power to respond to the same, and maybe you will change your mind. Haeckel, the great German scientist, holds that the atoms of which matter is composed may "receive sensations," and "respond to sensations." He dwells upon this fact in his latest works "The Riddle of the Universe," and "The Wonders of Life," and writes as follows regarding "sensation in the inorganic world": "I cannot imagine," Haeckel says, "the simplest chemical and physical process, without attributing the movements of the material particles to unconscious sensation
And, now, having confessed your ignorance and mine, let us proceed to a consideration of Mind-Power as known by its activities. In the first place, let me say that I do not hold that Mind-Power is identical with mind. Rather does it seem to me to be correlated to mind, particularly in the operation of mind known as desire, will, and imagination. If you like, we may consider it to be the acting aspect of mind. Mind has three aspects - the aspect of being, or substance; the aspect of thought, with the sub-divisions of reason, feeling, emotion, desire, will, etc., on both conscious and subconscious planes; and third, the aspect of ACTING. And it is in this aspect of action that mind is known as Mind-Power.