The faithful observance of the suggestions of this volume has developed many surprises during the time occupied. It is possible that the lessons have unduly cultivated your subjective life. In a work of this kind, such a danger is unavoidable. The growth of magnetism involves intense and continuous concentration of thought upon the psychic field, and it is very likely that you may find it necessary to guard against that danger. The method of so guarding is briefly indicated below.
The sole value of magnetism consists in its practical application to everyday affairs. Success-Magnetism is not an accomplishment merely; it is a practical power. When rightly developed and used, it controls the subjective self in the concrete work of the objective. The definition of the goal you have been seeking now appears:
Success-magnetism is personal magnetism intelligently multiplied into actual life.
The first duty of man is practical sanity.
AVOID MERE OCCULTISM.
It is possible that you have now discovered in yourself certain occult talents, such as telepathy, hypnotism, mediumship, clairaudience, clairvoyance, psychometry, psychic healing, and the like.
It would be evidence of ignorance to call in question these “faculties” of the human ego. The author’s personal experience forbids. Nevertheless, it is now freely stated:
No so-called occult science forms any integral part of personal magnetism.
Hypnotism and magnetism are widely separated.
Psychic healing occupies another field.
Clairaudience and clairvoyance are not utilizable by magnetism.
Telepathy and psychometry are related to its etheric explanation alone.
Mediumship is totally independent of it.
In other words, personal magnetism in operation requires none of these talents, except, perhaps, telepathy and genuine palmistry— the study of hands as indicative physiologically (not occultly) of present character (not past or future events).
It is a noble characteristic of personal magnetism that, while issuing in and from the subconscious self, its real instruments are the everyday body, the everyday mind, the everyday self, as its real field is the everyday, objective world, big with opportunity, adequate to the splendid development of any human being.
You are now urged to permit no occult study or talent to interrupt or befog your practical life. All things are his who steadfastly remembers that “life is real, life is earnest.” Magnetism is sanity at work. It is unalterably opposed to runaway fads, chimerical visions, unstrung nerves, mental aberration, psychic gourmandism. Magnetism is practical cooperation with level-headed people who are bent on making the best of self and the world through created opportunity.