So far in going through this book, each chapter has provided good insights, and I haven’t had to look hard to find them.
I’m struggling with Chapter 13, The Brain.
It’s an extremely short chapter, and I’ve read it twice in the past few days to see if I’m missing something. I’ve done my best to glean any wisdom and gold mine what nuggets I can from each chapter, but I’m still finding Chapter 13 difficult to parse.
I’m not sure what to make of the comments on “telepathy”:
“The actual existence of telepathy and clairvoyance now seems to some scientists enormously probable as the result of Rhine’s experiments. Various percipients were asked to name as many cards in a special pack as they could without looking at them and without other sensory access to them. About a score of men and women were discovered who could regularly name so many of the cards correctly that ‘there was not one chance in many a million million of their having done their feats by luck or accident.”
The book goes on to say, “The reader is not asked to accept any of these conclusions unless he finds it necessary,” which is encouraging, but I’m still left wondering what to take away from this chapter.
The last paragraph of the chapter also contains somewhat of a cryptic message:
“By adopting and following a similar plan any student of this philosophy may come into possession of the famous Carnegie formula briefly described in the introduction. If it means nothing to you at this time, mark this page and read it again after you have finished the last chapter.”
I’ll keep an open mind and revisit it after reading the last chapter!
I wrote this excerpt before Ryan and I spoke about the chapter, so we’ll see what he has to say about it—he’s been through the book more times than I.