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How To Develop Your Psychic Powers [MultiFormat]
eBook by Hereward Carrington, Ph.D.

eBook Category: Self Improvement
eBook Description: The Timeless Guide to Psychic Power! Have you ever wanted to learn to tap your inner wisdom, read other peoples thoughts and emotions, fine-tune your intuition, interpret dreams, foresee future trends and events, contact departed loved ones, see what's happening in distant locales? Hereward Carrington, Ph.D.'s How to Develop Your Psychic Powers makes it easy. Long an acknowledged masterpiece in the field, this book has helped hundreds of thousands of ordinary women and men learn to develop natural psychic talents they never knew they had. This must read classic, penned nearly one hundred years ago, also shows how to tell authentic psychic perceptions and messages from those arising due to subconscious desires of the ego and those sent by malign or chaotic forces. It's no wonder that Chester S. Geier called it "a little gem * an ideal introduction for beginners" in Fate magazine. While, New Age writer and editor, Alyce Tulips, lauds it as "a practical and useful guide to such subjects as mediumship, dreams, crystal gazing, telepathy, clairvoyance, the Ouija Board, and automatic writing. "Discover, explore and expand your own psychic talents in the safe hands of the man Australian psychic researcher Victor Zammit, LLB, calls "a most distinguished, highly credible and respected author." Hereward Carrington, Ph.D., was for many years Director of the American Society for Psychical Research. During his lifetime, Carrington was the author of numerous articles and books on the paranormal, including Telepathy and Clairvoyance, The Case for Psychic Survival, The Phenomena of Astral Projection, The Invisible World, and Psychic Oddities.

eBook Publisher: Renaissance E Books/PageTurner, Published: 2005
Fictionwise Release Date: October 2005


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INTRODUCTION

If you want to know how to develop your natural psychic gifts--then you have come to the right book. Hereward Carrington's How to Develop Your Psychic Powers has been considered the seminal work on the subject since it was first published three-quarters of a century ago. Today, copies of the first edition, when they surface, command dizzying prices in rare bookstores. Even the current trade paperback edition sells for more than $15. This Ibis Classics reprinting represents the first low-priced, affordable version of this indispensable work ever offered to the public.

One reason for this book's stellar reputation is that it presents a simple, step-by-step program proven to develop anyone's innate psychic abilities, no matter how much of a novice they are--even when they don't believe they have any psychic ability at all. New Age writer and editor, Alyce Tulips, an expert on psychic gifts hails it as "a practical and useful guide to such subjects as mediumship, dreams, crystal gazing, telepathy, clairvoyance, the Ouija Board, and automatic writing." Chester S. Geier of Fate magazine terms the book, "a little gem ... an ideal introduction for beginners."

Follow this book's guidance from first page to last, and you'll discover that in the process you have developed psychic abilities you never dreamed you have. With Carrington's expert guidance, you will have learned to:

Tap your inner wisdom

Read other peoples thoughts and emotions

Fine-tune intuition

Interpret dreams

Foresee future trends and events

Contact departed loved ones

See what's happening in distant locales

A second reason this book is held in such esteem by those familiar with the literature on psychic development may be that it is one of the few to acknowledge what Star Wars popularized as "the dark side of the force" and to provide its readers with instructions for identifying and warding off negative influences. Herbert Thurston, S. J., writing for the web-based Catholic Resource Network praises Carrington as one of those rare "investigators ... who make it clear that unpleasant and even horrible experiences are apt to be encountered not only by the rash and heedless, but also by practiced investigators."

Overall, however, as Carrington notes in How to Develop Your Psychic Powers, positive, helpful experiences far outweigh those of the negative kind, which at any rate are easy to guard against. With this book as your guide, you will be able to enjoy all the benefits of developing your natural psychic gifts, while knowing exactly how to protect yourself from any possible ill effects.

The book's author came by his knowledge of psychic phenomenon first-hand. Born in 1880 on Jersey, one of the Channel Islands off the coast of Great Britain, Hereward Hubert Lavington Carrington attended college in London, and after receiving his Ph.D. immigrated to America. Carrington settled in New York, where he secured a position as an editor with the publishing firm of Street and Smith.

However, a lifelong interest in parapsychology brought Carrington into contact with the American Society for Psychical Research, and he soon resigned his publishing position to become an investigator for the Society, an unpaid post which he underwrote by authoring hundreds of articles and books on the paranormal. Carrington would devote the rest of a very long life to investigating reports of telepathy, astral projection, reincarnation, mediumship, ghosts, and other paranormal phenomenon, performing yeoman labor for the Society.

Carrington's parapsychological research was highly respected in his era, and is still praised by contemporary investigators. Victor Zammit, LLB, the regarded authority on out-of-body-experiences and an Australian attorney licensed to practice before the Supreme Court, for example, refers to Carrington as, "a most distinguished, highly credible and respected author" and describes his work as "impressive." Eventually Carrington would rise to become Director of the American Society for Psychical Research and author such books as True Ghost Stories, The Psychic World, Telepathy and Clairvoyance, The Phenomena of Astral Projection, The Case for Psychic Survival, Haunted People, Modern Psychical Phenomena, The Invisible World, and Psychic Oddities.

A note about terminology. As with any writer, the language and nomenclature Carrington uses reflect those of his time, and you should make the proper allowances while reading this book. For instance, he employs the word "mediumship" frequently in discussing the development of psychic talents. There was a huge vogue for "mediums" and "mediumship" in the early 20th century, the same way there was for "channelers" and "channeling" at that century's end. Don't let the author's word choice mislead you into thinking that you have to become some sort of "medium" in a turban to benefit from this book, or that that you have to be one. Over the years, How to Develop Your Psychic Powers has helped hundreds of thousands of "ordinary" people learn to do just what the title promises.

Jean Marie Stine

March 1, 2001

* * * *
PART I
YOUR NATURAL PSYCHIC POWERS

EVERY student of "psychics"--every one who has experienced "phenomena" of one kind or another, or who is more or less "mediumistic"--desires to know how to develop his own powers and faculties so that the phenomena which come through him may be increased in power, in clearness and in excellence. It is quite possible to insure this--since we are all more or less mediumistic or psychic, and need only to cultivate our powers in order to develop them, and bring them to maturity. Development will differ, according to the character of the phenomena you desire. Those who desire physical phenomena must develop in one way; those who desire to obtain automatic writing must develop in another; those who wish to become clairvoyant must develop in still another, and so on.

* * * *
SPONTANEOUS PHENOMENA

To begin: let me give a few general hints to those who have experienced spontaneous phenomena in their waking state, or who have experienced remarkable dreams, which they feel signify something--but just what, they do not understand. These spontaneous phenomena are often the simplest types of mediumship, though as a matter of fact it is often an indication of psychic power, having but little to do with true mediumistic messages--that is, they are the result of remarkable powers within ourselves. All who obtain phenomena of this nature should make it a point, first of all, to maintain the physical health at the highest possible standard, so that the energies are not drained, and the body remains healthy and the mind clear in its judgment. It is essential to reduce the amount of any stimulants which may be taken to the lowest possible quantity, or, if possible, omit them altogether. This applies not only to alcohol in all its forms, but also to tea and coffee. These stimulants excite the nerves and the imagination, and often induce "manifestations" which are not true psychic phenomena at all, but merely the results of a disordered nervous system. The subject should not eat too much meat. On the other hand, fruits of all kinds, particularly acid fruits,--such as the pear, peach, plum, orange and lemon,--are especially suitable, since the juices of these fruits act upon the liver and tend to cleanse the blood. Of course, these precautions are only for those who are serious in their study, and who are determined to obtain the best possible phenomena.

The mind should be exercised in all healthy channels. Do not "introspect" or reflect too much on your own inner, mental conditions. You must learn to live outside your head, so to speak--in the outer world. Do not constantly wonder what is going on within your own brain. If you do, you will surely lead yourself into difficulties later on. In short, you should lead a healthy, active life, and, between those times when you experience phenomena, you should think about them, as applied to yourself, as little as possible.

* * * *
CONDITIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT

If you desire to obtain certain manifestations, it is not advisable to sit for them or try to obtain them for longer than twenty (20) minutes to half an hour each day. At first five or ten minutes would suffice, and this time can gradually be lengthened as you progress. This is especially important; and the neglect of this rule is one of the great reasons for the dangers which mediums experience later on in their development. Suppose, for example, that some one appeared to you and gave you certain advice as to your course of action. It would certainly be unwise for you to follow this advice in every case, without inquiring whether or not it would be just and sensible, and without using your own judgment when the advice was given. Even supposing that the person who appeared to you were really the spirit it claimed to be, there is always the possibility that this spirit may be mistaken, and the further possibility that some malicious and lying spirit was coming to you, pretending to give advice, while in reality it was only leading you astray. There is this further possibility that the figure you saw was not really a spirit at all, but merely the product of your own subconscious imagination. Often this is the case and yet the figure has given true and sound advice! All that we are stating now is that the judgment of the individual who receives such messages, or advice, must always be exercised upon the message received. If you do not cultivate this habit, you will find that messages often become more and more insistent, when they are not followed, and will sometimes give untrue or lying information. They may even urge you to do certain things which are against your own welfare. All this can only be settled by the exercise of right judgment, and by asking the advice of those who know how much to believe in these messages. It is for this reason that the counsel and help of one who has had long training and experience in this subject is most desirable during these early stages of mediumship.


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