In this short course of lessons we initiate you into the mysteries of some practical tests and experiments bearing on Occult Art Magic which may properly and technically be termed Psycho-Physics, in modern Scientific Research language. Psy-cho-Physics is the science that deals with "Mentalism" or mind and its forces, in relation to material objects, or, in other words, the influence of mind over matter. Mind or the finer forces functioning within living beings, is proved to have sway over Matter or the Physical side of Life. Hence we term this branch of science as Psycho-Physics.

Modern Scientific Research after a laborious work in this line has come to recognize that the abnormal Psy-cho-Material occurrence classified as olden days' magic and miracles, originates from a central natural SOURCE-the super-conscious mind or Ego, and the effect thereof is always of a certain particular class of phenomena we know of. The sources or causes of such magical or mysterious phenomena are (a) automatist's own mind; (b) automatist's subconscious mind working in conjunction with the sub-conscious minds of the spectators, (c) Automatist's subconscious mind being over-powered and thereby influenced by the Resolute Will of the Ego, or Super conscious mind of the operator, otherwise termed the Individual Spirit.

Thus you see the main force of the operator is nothing but his Will that impells and Electro - Magnetically controls the mind and organism, or nerves of the subject, in producing the class of psycho-physical phenomena described here. There is, therefore, nothing supernatural here. But to a person that is ignorant of these underlying causes at work, the effects produced in the form of abnormal phenomena are always mystifying, hence all these workings of mind over matter (Body) are classed as Occult Art-Magic or Tantric, in eastern language. India, especially South India, once had plenty of such Tan-tries or Art magicians and their number is decreasing for want of popular interest or support. We have come across with such genuine Tantrics and we are already initiated into their mysteries. To Psychic Researchers like us, their work appears to be purely scientific in its nature. Their experiments described herein were once exhibited before us in our Academy, by a clever young Tantric practitioner, purely in his own Tantric style, attended with puja, incense, light, flowers and other odds artd ends. But after closely watching and researching independently along the self-same lines, we have come to the true conclusion that the ceremonial side of this magic may be left alone, as the hypnotic effects of the pttja-materials can as well be. substituted by the operator's own mental-ism, which has far more hypnotic effect in spirit, than the mere showy forms of the Tantric's paraphernalia of drugs and materials which do not after all appeal to the modern scientific mind. Atiy person with a sufficient knowledge, and experience in the practice of Psycho-Occult Arts as Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Mind Reading, Telepathy, etc., can successfully perform all these experiments even more as his ingenuity and experience suggests.

The field is a wider one capable of more fruitful results for the earnest Psychic Researcher and Scientific Occult Practitioner.

The contents of the course are dealt with as briefly as possible, in a practical manner, devoid of long technical theories; hence the course is concise and brief, though of course, giving wider room for more deep thinking and closer Research, as the experimental side of abnormal Psychology is always very interesting and instructive. The materials necessary for the experiments are described in as crude a way as those that are generally used by the South Indian Tantrics, but it is open for ithe modern Scientific world to utilize better material or mechanical aids consistent with the Progressive style of the arts and crafts of this age.

Dear Reader, we now introduce you to the practical side of this course.' We wish you success.

Dr. K. T. Ramasami, M.A., Ph.D., President The Indian Academy of Science