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Unintentional Experimentation – Exercise 33 & Aetheric Insinuations in the Everyday

This weekend paranormal investigator Howard Heim and I stopped in at The Occult Bookstore in Chicago to discuss the possibility of organizing an upcoming lecture by Dennis William Hauck from the International Alchemy Guild.  While absorbing the store’s ambiance I noticed they had a copy of Clint Marsh’s Mentalist’s Handbook out on a table. Having enjoyed his introduction to William Walker Atkinson’s Clairvoyance and Occult Powers, I decided to pick it up for something to read on the train ride home.

Marsh’s exploration of the ‘aether’ is interesting for it’s experimental nature. Rather than rush in with a head full of New Age jargon, he’s open in his introduction with the fact that he is consciously writing in an authoritative voice to facilitate the work (and because it’s almost impossible to resist after getting a taste for the style while reading 19th and early 20th century initiatory and mind science publications.)

Being subject to the same questions of authenticity, and reality, that anyone is when honestly approaching liminal phenomenon, he requests that those experimenting with the suggestions in his book contact him with their results, questions and reports. In light of this open sense of inquiry into the unknown potentials of human existence I hereby present my own initial report, a day after purchasing the book, and in a situation where the experiment was quite unintentional…

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