Unformatted text preview: irvoyance through any physical theory of radiation. All known forms of radiant
energy decline inversely as the square of the distance traversed. Telepathy and
clairvoyance do not. But they do vary through physical causes as our other mental
Contrary to widespread opinion, they do not improve when the percipient is
asleep or half-asleep, but, on the contrary, when he is most wide-awake and alert.
Rhine discovered that a narcotic will invariably lower a percipient’s score, while a
stimulant will always send it higher. The most reliable performer apparently cannot make a good score unless he tries to do his best.
“One conclusion that Wright draws with some conﬁdence is that telepathy and
clairvoyance are really one and the same gift. That is, the faculty that `sees’ a card
face down on a table seems to be exactly the same one that `reads’ a thought residing only in another mind. There are several grounds for believing this. So far,
for example, the two gifts have been found in every person who enjoys either of
them. In every one so far the two have been of equal vigor, almost exactly. Screens,
walls, distances, have no effect at all on either. Wright advances from this conclusion to express what he puts forward as no more than the mere `hunch’ that
other extra-sensory experiences, prophetic dreams, premonitions of disaster, and
the like, may also prove to be part of the same faculty. The reader is not asked to
accept any of these conclusions unless he ﬁnds it necessary, but the evidence that
Rhine has piled up must remain impressive.”
In view of Dr. Rhine’s announcement in connection with the conditions under
which the mind responds to what he terms “extra-sensory modes of perception,
I now feel privileged to add to his testimony by stating that my associates and I
have discovered what we believe to be the ideal conditions under which the mind
can be stimulated so that the sixth sense described in the next chapter, can be
made to function in a practical way.
The conditions to which I refer consist of a close working alliance between myself
and two members of my staff. Through experimentation and practice, we have
discovered how to stimulate our minds (by applying the principle used in connection with the “Invisible Counselors” described in the next chapter) so that we
can, by a process of blending our three minds into one, ﬁnd the solution to a great
variety of personal problems which are submitted by my clients.
The procedure is very simple. We sit down at a conference table, clearly state
the nature of the problem we have under consideration, then begin discussing it.
Each contributes whatever thoughts that may occur. The strange thing about this
method of mind stimulation is that it places each participant in communication
with unknown sources of knowledge deﬁnitely outside his own experience.
191 NAPOLEON HILL THINK AND GROW RICH If you understand the principle described in the chapter on the Master Mind, you
of course recognize the round-table procedure here describ...
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