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It is not the purpose of this paper to belittle or criticise this advance. In its way, it is well enough. A knowledge of Latin can be gained only by the study of Latin, and it is fortunate that the student can now make more rapid progress than formerly. Granting that the college method, in the subjects taught, leads the student as rapidly as he can safely progress in each one of them, still his real power in the world is given tangible expression by his atmosphereand what has college training had to do with that? College has its environment; the student remains within it for four or more years ; its impress is not likely to be completely eradicated. Yet, if the student leave college holding any of the commonly cited theories to account for one's atmosphere, he is simply adrift in the world of thought. Is there safe anchorage to be found ? Let us see.

This subject of one's atmosphere stands forth as a great is. It is a mighty reality. Though its creation may be surrounded with mystery, its existence is as real as the noon-day sun. We feel it everywhere in mingling with people; in some it attracts, and in others repels. Recognizing unfavorable atmosphere surrounding a friend or associate, attempts have been made to change it. As a rule, the result of such attempts

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has been a failure. What is worse, the great majority of the human family, while lamenting that their atmosphere is so-and-so, declare at the same time that they are powerless to change it.

This subject, therefore, has a charm more than sacred to every being; a charm reaching his innermost holy of holies. Let one declare repeatedly and openly as he may his inability to control his own atmosphere, his whole existence is full of proofs of his efforts to do that very thing. Taking a broad view, in the light of the new metaphysics, mingling the truths of the Eastern philosophy with the more vigorous mentality of the West, must there not be a demonstrable reason for these attempts to control ? Why should the desire to change one's atmosphere enter the mind, suggesting even discipline to that end, if there be no hope of its attainment? Does not the desire, coupled with the attempt to satisfy it, mean something ?

Again, some have succeeded in their work. Do we not all of us know people whose atmosphere has been wholly changed? Have we not met them with surprise, feeling they were not our former friends, but reincarnations of them? How they succeeded has been vaguely told at best. The investigator listened to their story, but it did not bring conviction; so these experiences have brought little truth to the thinking world.

Where is the trouble? Is all real knowledge intuitional ? Will the logic of intellect ever refuse light from that source? If so, we must recognize a higher guide than intellect to help us on these lines.

That the proposition may be clearly understood, it will be best to state it boldly. It is this: Man controls absolutely his own atmosphere. To prove this, we leave the logic of the schools. We must look within. We enter the throbbing silence of the intuitional. One cannot refuse to do so; because, in the statement of our proposition, it is self-evident that “ man" cannot refer to the man as seen in the flesh. It is the great impersonality of one's being; it is his ego; it is the unseeable; it is the eternal. “Man controls” means, then, that the true ego controls; and, primarily, if the true ego control, the true ego must have knowledge of such power. Knowledge of power must precede the

. ability to use the power intelligently. If these simple, self-evident statements be true, how little does our conscious self know of the real self within! That, however, we may not stop to consider. The purpose of this paper is to lead the student to know his power, not to

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marvel why he has not known it before. It is
true that many have learned of a seeming other
self-hood to which they could appeal. They
did not know the open way to the reservoir of
wisdom within; they guessed, and, happily,
guessed well. In this day of advanced thought,
however, the student demands demonstration.
Please note, in passing, that one might even
have knowledge of his power and not exercise
it. Knowledge of it gives courage, and yet all
the work is to be done.
You may know you can learn Japanese, be-

, cause of your acquaintance and discipline in other languages than the one first acquired at your mother's knee; but such knowledge alone does not give you a mastery of even the simplest phrase in Japanese. Reasoning from past experiences in the study of language, you know what the result must be, with faithful work on your part, under the direction of a master in that tongue. All this reasoning is simple as to the learning of a language; now, how far does it help us in the demonstration attempted? If we can control nothing without knowledge of the power to control, this knowledge must precede the power.

From whom shall such knowledge be gained ? We turn to Eastern philosophy, and read of the

marvels done, and being done, by the masters; and yet the story of their unfolding is unrevealed. We look about us here, and find some illustrious examples-some noble victories won over conscious self by men who could only see and read the shining lights and signboards appearing to the eye of Hope above the limitless pathway of “I can.” But these men again are confusing and indefinite when attempting to tell the way. They may have some theories; but too often it seems they were led almost blindly. Nevertheless, that they won is something-we must not overlook that.

It is evident from what I have herein pres sented that our proofs, if found at all, are to be found in the realm of the intuitional. How can one know that statements from the intuitional are truths ? The conscious mind demands demonstration. May it not all be found somewhere in the history of progress ? Let us note some conditions, states of mind, brought about by causes clearly understood. This may help us.

If ever you were in a railway accident where you suffered a severe shock, have you not noticed that for weeks and months thereafter, upon taking up a newspaper, your eye would quickly fall upon any item in it referring to a railway

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