When we think we send out vibrations of a fine ethereal substance, which are as real as
the vibrations manifesting light, heat, electricity, magnetism. That these vibrations are
not evident to our five senses is no proof that they do not exist. A powerful magnet will
send out vibrations and exert a force sufficient to attract to itself a piece of steel
weighing a hundred pounds, but we can neither see, taste, smell, hear nor feel the
mighty force. These thought vibrations, likewise, cannot be seen, tasted, smelled, heard
nor felt in the ordinary way; although it is true there are on record cases of persons
peculiarly sensitive to psychic impressions who have perceived powerful thought-
waves, and very many of us can testify that we have distinctly felt the thought vibrations
of others, both whilst in the presence of the sender and at a distance. Telepathy and its
kindred phenomena are not idle dreams.
Light and heat are manifested by vibrations of a far lower intensity than those of
Thought, but the difference is solely in the rate of vibration. The annals of science throw
an interesting light upon this question. Prof. Elisha Gray, an eminent scientist, says in
his little book, "The Miracles of Nature":
"There is much food for speculation in the thought that there exist sound-waves that no
human ear can hear, and color-waves of light that no eye can see. The long, dark,
soundless space between 40,000 and 400,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second, and
the infinity of range beyond 700,000,000,000,000 vibrations per second, where light
ceases, in the universe of motion, makes it possible to indulge in speculation."
M. M. Williams, in his work entitled "Short Chapters in Science," says: "There is no
gradation between the most rapid undulations or trembling that produces our sensation
of sound, and the slowest of those which give rise to our sensations of gentlest warmth.
There is a huge gap between them, wide enough to include another world of motion, all
lying between our world of sound and our world of heat and light; and there is no good
reason whatever for supposing that matter is incapable of such intermediate activity, or
that such activity may not give rise to intermediate sensations, provided there are
organs for taking up and sensifying their movements."
I cite the above authorities merely to give you food for thought, not to attempt to
demonstrate to you the fact that thought vibrations exist. The last-named fact has been
fully established to the satisfaction of numerous investigators of the subject, and a little
reflection will show you that it coincides with your own experiences.
We often hear repeated the well-known Mental Science statement, "Thoughts are
Things," and we say these words over without consciously realizing just what is the
meaning of the statement. If we fully comprehended the truth of the statement and the
natural consequences of the truth back of it, we should understand many things which
have appeared dark to us, and would be able to use the wonderful power, Thought
Force, just as we use any other manifestation of Energy.