Searchlights on Health eBook

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9.  HUSBAND AND WIFE.—­It is not always wise that husband and wife should sleep together, nor that children—­whose temperament does not harmonize—­should be compelled to sleep in the same bed.  By the same law it is wrong for the young to sleep with old persons.  Some have slept in the same bed with persons, when in the morning they have gotten up seemingly more tired than when they went to bed.  At other times with different persons, they have lain awake two-thirds of the night in pleasant conversation and have gotten up in the morning without scarcely realizing that they had been to sleep at all, yet have felt perfectly rested and refreshed.

10.  MAGNETIC HEALING, OR WHAT HAS BEEN KNOWN AS THE LAYING ON OF HANDS.—­A nervous prostration is a negative condition beneath the natural, by the laying on of hands a person in a good, healthy condition is capable of communicating to the necessity of the weak.  For the negative condition of the patient will as naturally draw from the strong, as the loadstone draws from the magnet, until both become equally charged.  And as fevers are a positive condition of the system “beyond the natural,” the normal condition of the healer will, by the laying on of the hands, absorb these positive atoms, until the fever of the patient becomes reduced or cured.  As a proof of this the magnetic healer often finds himself or herself prostrated after treating the weak, and excited or feverish after treating a feverish patient.

[Illustration:  WELL MATED.]

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1.  LARGE NOSES.—­Bonaparte chose large-nosed men for his generals, and the opinion prevails that large noses indicate long heads and strong minds.  Not that great noses cause great minds, but that the motive or powerful temperament cause both.

2.  FLAT NOSES.—­Flat noses indicate flatness of mind and character, by indicating a poor, low organic structure.

3.  BROAD NOSES.—­Broad noses indicate large passage-ways to the lungs, and this, large lungs and vital organs and this, great strength of constitution, and hearty animal passions along with selfishness; for broad noses, broad shoulders, broad heads, and large animal organs go together.  But when the nose is narrow at the base, the nostrils are small, because the lungs are small and need but small avenues for air; and this indicates a predisposition to consumptive complaints, along with an active brain and nervous system, and a passionate fondness for literary pursuits.

4.  SHARP NOSES.—­Sharp noses indicate a quick, clear, penetrating, searching, knowing, sagacious mind, and also a scold; indicate warmth of love, hate, generosity, moral sentiment—­indeed, positiveness in everything.

5.  BLUNT NOSES.—­Blunt noses indicate and accompany obtuse intellects and perceptions, sluggish feelings, and a soulless character.

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