For these reasons, you cannot study magnetism too deeply nor practise it too faithfully. Its legitimate culture will harm none, will benefit all.
To him who possesses any occult power and uses it nobly, this book extends congratulations.
How May Contentment Dull My Zeal
If one small fact my
mind could know
Of matter or of spirit,—
Within, without, above, below,
And never neighbor near it,—
This tiny thing a Universe would be,
Clear as Arabian caves to Sesame.
Then should I scan the
Their mightier kin unfolding,
Detect the essence of all Cause
And see the Cosmos molding;
Then should I run, a new-born god, the race
Begun with thought, complete in planet-space.
How might one stay the
In surfeit of succeeding?
This were a weak and venal rest—
Vast yonder-wealth unheeding.
This were to make of Knowing that high goal
Which truth declares is Culturing a Soul.
How may contentment dull my zeal,
With range on range uprising,
While growing power to know and feel
Adds to the soul’s sure prizing?
Let me, one god, like Him, the Infinite All,
In each achievement hear the Higher Call.
The twenty-eighth lesson—Higher Magnetic Laws.
Relays of races, rugged and long,
Up the peaks rising and blending!
Wine for the daring, meat for the strong,
Power with toil contending!
“Higher! Yet higher!” the man’s full song—
“Never a last ascending!”
Scattered here and there through the preceding pages, various laws of magnetism have appeared. We now proceed to formulate certain other laws that have been involved in our discussion, but not, for the most part, expressed as such. These laws are of an advanced order, and should be exhaustively studied in the interest of the highest magnetic intelligence and power. Necessarily this work must be purely individual and cannot be specifically directed. We begin with
I. LAWS OF MAGNETIC DEVELOPMENT.
First law: Discovery of endowment. The limits of magnetic endowment latent in every normal person emerge only through prolonged effort in the culture of magnetism.
Second law: Difficult environment. Magnetism develops in direct proportion to the difficulty of environment.
Third law: Magnetic intention. Magnetism evolves solely through multiplication of endowment into environment by the persistent magnetic intention.
Fourth law: Free adjustment. The culture of magnetism imperatively demands that central adjustment of the self to all powers which realizes in absolute psychic freedom.