THE MEANING OF PSYCHIC
Question—What do people mean when they speak of a person as being psychic?
ANSWER—From the sense of this question, a psychic would be one who is able to objectify, or bring to the threshold of the conscious mind, subjective thought pictures and atmospheres. Since all people have a subjective life, all people are unconsciously psychic, but we ordinarily speak of one as being psychic who is able to bring these psychic pictures to the threshold of the objective consciousness. To be able to do this consciously is normal, but to do this through any other practice is abnormal. The conscious mind, intellect, and the faculty of reason should control all subjective states.
TALKING OF HEALING
Question—A friend has talked to me, asking me to give up what he calls foolishness, as he calls my faith in spiritual healing. Then he said, when people come to my home, I should not mention these things to them. Is he correct?
ANSWER—If your faith in spiritual healing is sufficient it will prove itself and there will be nothing to argue about. If your faith is not sufficient then there is nothing to be gained in arguing over it. It seems advisable not to argue but to keep on doing your mental work until you have proven your position. In this way no subjective interference is possible. Work away in your own mind. There is a power in you which will respond to your faith in it, disregarding the opinions of anyone or everyone to the contrary. But I would be very careful to refrain from all objective arguments. Keep your own thought clear, hold your own counsel within yourself and there will come to you not only an absolute assurance but a complete vindication of your inner faith. (page 160)