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William Walker Atkinson

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William Walker Atkinson's

Thought Force in Business and Everyday Life

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Preface - Dedication - Salutatory - The Nature of the Force - How the Thought Force Can Aid You - Direct Psychic Influence - A Little Worldly Wisdom - The Power of the Eye - The Magnetic Gaze - The Volic Force - Direct Volation - Telepathic Volation - The Adductive Quality of Thought - Character Building By Mental Control - The Art of Concentering - The Practice of Concentering - Valedictory - Contents

Lesson 9 - Direct Volation - p. 40

Volation, the measure of success - Leaders of men possess it - Unconscious acquirement - Napoleon Bonaparte aware of the truth - Strong men feel the "I" - Desire - Some not willing to "pay the price" of success - Men who have mastered occult power - The vibratory force - Telepathy, thought transference and mind reading - Masters of the art guard their secrets - The prime requisite for acquirement - Exercise of volation in personal interview - Expectation - Some men but puppets - General instructions - Power must not be used to harm others - A warning - Satan's terrible example - How to "will" a thing - Exercise I: Making a person turn around - Exercise 2: Influencing a person in a public place - Exercise 3: Influencing a person without looking directly at him - Comical results - Exercise 4: Suggesting a forgotten word - Remarkable results obtained by a German student - Exercise 5: Directing the motions of another person - Exercise 6: Window exercises - Influencing passers-by - Fascinating experiments - To be used for your own development, not for amusement or to satisfy vulgar curiosity.

The exercise of Volation differs very materially, in degree, among different men. It maybe states, broadly, that a man exerts an influence over other men in an exact ratio to his measure of Volation. The ledger of men has developed this power to a comparatively high degree, although perhaps unconsciously and without any knowledge of the workings of the mighty force which is operating in his behalf. Many such men frankly admit that they are unable to explain or account for their power over men. They know that they have some sort of power, but are ignorant of its nature or laws. Napoleon is a striking example of a man of highly developed Volation. His will was imposed upon millions of men who obeyed his commands, and he accomplished results little short of miraculous. From remarks dropped by him, it seems probable that he had, at least, a faint idea of the force at

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