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-.vber^ Mind-Road ing o r i g i n a t e d ? Who was tho o r i g i n a l Cont a c t Mind-Roador? Why h i s many i m i t a t o r s a t home and abroad have never e q u a l l e d h i s marvelous performances?

DO YOU KNOW where and by whom n o n - c o n t a c t Mind-Heading was o r i g i nated? Who ia the o r i g i n a l t " b o n a - f i d e n o n - c o n t a c t Mind Reader? Why r e c o n t i m i t a t o r s are compelled t o r e s o r t t o t r i c k ery and legerdemain in unsuceessfi.il a t t e m p t s t o d u p l i c a t e hip. personal d e m o n s t r a t i o n s ?

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ORY OP JOHN RANDALL BROWN

The W o r l d ! s F i r s t C o n t a c t Mind R e a d e r And t o Those P r e - e m i n e n t American E x p o n e n t s of t h e A r t ; B i s h o p , Johns t o n e , T y n d a l l , Me Ewen, C a r n a v a u x , P o u l i n , G-lick, P o n a t a n a , Seymour and F a l t f and , i n r e c e n t y e a r s , Dimninger. ARE YOU INTERESTgD IN BEG OMING AN EXPONjjNT OT CONTACT MIND READING? Since my own c o n t r i b u t i o n "Telepathy A'ith Cards11 v/hioh appears in !l E l l i o t t ! s Last Legacy a the b e s t and. most p r a c t i c a l r e c e n t work on the s u b j e c t i s D a r i e l P i t z k e e l s "CONTACT MIND READING11" which s e l l s " for only $ l # 5 0 . While I am not in e n t i r e accord with Mr. P i t z k e e l s t h e o r i e s , I can s t i l l h e a r t i l y recommend t h i s e x c e l l e n t manual, f o r a f t e r a l l , r e s u l t s c o u n t ; t h e o r i e s are only s e c o n d a r y . Order a copy of F i t z k e e 1 s ^ C o n t a c t T i n d Reading" and " E l l i o t t ' s Last Legacy" from your f a v o r i t e magic d e a l e r TODAY. Do not r i s k buying i n f e r i o r works GET THE BEST and' BE ABLE TO ACTUALS DO THE WORK. Accept no o t h e r s .


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I n t e l l i g e n t people of refinement and c u l t u r e consider braggadocio vulgar and in poor t a s t e « Shyewd people r e a l i z e that tendencies t o self-importance aftd " f o u r - f l u s h i n g " ' reveal a low c u l t u r a l back-ground, which proves that the possessor is i n s t i n c t i v e l y aware of an inherent i n f e r i o r i t y , for which he seeks to compensate by an assumption of import a n c e , s p e c i a l a b i l i t y and aff'luence which are not r e a l l y h i s . Psychiat r i s t s a s s e r t t h a t such persons are a f f l i c t e d with a form of neuroses known as Exh lb i t 1 on i s rn« A " f our - f j j i she r ' ' , then, i s an e x h i b i t i o n i s t -,.,.LO who consciously develops an ovor-woening egoism in order to camouflage h i s inborn i n f e r i o r i t y complex - a c o n s t i t u t l o n a l l i a r who by means of o s t e n t a t i o u s p r e t e n s i o n s , a c t s , and d i s p l a y s , seeks to impress others with h i s fancied s u p e r i o r i t y . In common parlance he i s known as a "showoff !J . Such shallow c h a r a c t e r s seldom succeed in deceiving a s t u t e peoplo b u t , . s a d t o say, those simple souls who h a b i t u a l l y accept a l l things a t t h e i r surface v a l u e , are completely taken in by those v u l g a r i a n s , and, u n f o r t u n a t e l y , such minds are in the m a j o r i t y . There are many four-flushing show-offs in show bus ine s s . Who has not heard some over-dressed, uneducated 'nit-wit,who never heard of Joe Cook, a r r o g a n t l y proclaim; nl ami the. most v e r s a t i l e man in show business 1 1 , when in fact he is only a purveyor of fake medicines by "jam-pitch" metbods . Again, who h a s n ! t listened, to some hick from the t a l l .grass a s s e r t ; " I helped Dai Vernon w r i t e h i s manuscript, but got no c r e d i t for i t ' 1 , when in fact l i s t e n e r s know t h a t he did not meet Dai u n t i l two years a f t e r the manuscript was written* But, why multiply instances? We have a l l met the !lguyrt who put Herrmann in the business - who invented the Keller l e v i t a t i o n - who knew Thurston"when" - who is " j u s t - l i k e - t h a t with Blackstone - who r e a l l y b u i l t Gwynne»s rabbit-box^ arid who "invented' 1 mind-readingt for h i s name is legion* We may smile, at h i s p r e t e n s i o n s , but in our heart we despise him for what he i s . Normal, i n t e l l i g e n t people do not l i k e f o u r - f l u s h e r s , and knowing t h i s t o be t r u e , I have been r e l u c t a n t in the matter of issuing t h i s manuscript, for I r e a l i z e t h a t in doing so, I run a r i s k of being misunderstood by those who are unable t o comprehend my one and only motivo v i z , t o make c l e a r the f a c t s pertaining t o contact and no contact mindr e a d i n g . I t w i l l be conceded by., .those r e a l friends who know me b e s t , 'that I have never sought s p e c i a l c o n s i d e r a t i o n or p u b l i c i t y from the magical f r a t e r n i t y . In fact I have been Indifferent to many opportunit i e s of the kind, f o r , although 1 am a professional e n t e r t a i n e r , I am not given to braggadocio or f o u r - f l u s h . In t h i s instance I am forced to do t h a t which is abhorrent t o me, i . e . t o t a l k about myself, but as I cannot bring out c e r t a i n s a l i e n t f a c t s p e r t a i n i n g t o mind-reading without doing s o , I bow to the exigencies of the occasion, s i n c e r e l y hoping that fair-minded readers w i l l understand the honesty of ray motives, and therefore overlook any seeming overstatement r e l a t i n g to my individual part in the origination", d e v e l opment and p r a c t i c e of non-contact'mind-reading, Let i t be d e f i n i t e l y understood, then, t h a t t h i s manuscript is not issued to s a t i s f y any fancied sense of self-importance, nor t o b l a t a n t l y boast of my personal prowess in the mental f i e l d . In f a c t , nothing is f u r t h e r from my mind, I merely seek to present -'the., f a c t s as I know them, and because I deem i t important t h a t these f a c t s be put on record, t h i s manuscript has been issued as the medium of t h a t information, TRUTH IS MIGHT;: AND SHALL PREVAIL.


FACT VERSUS FICTION; hU ANALYSIS OF T ;© RECENT PAMPHLETS ON "HSLLSTROhlSM". The purpose of t h i s monograph i s t o d e f i n i t e l y place on record c e r t a i n fiftQtorical f a c t s regarding Contact and Non-Cont?ct Mind Reading, which, o i t h o r by reason of downright ignorance, or by d e l i b e r a t e d e s i g n , have been ignored by r e c e n t w r i t e r s on the s u b j e c t . The terra "mind-reading 11 as use' 5 h e r e i n , s p e c i f i c a l l y r e f e r s t o those d i r e c t demonstrations wherein the m e n t a l i s t (or m i n d - r e a d e r ) , without confederacy, c o l l u s i o n , or con.iuring c r a f t y reads the mental commands of a bonafide s u b j e c t , in c o n t r a d i s t i n c t i o n t o "Second Sight" or "Thought-Transference" a c t s by means of codes* The former o r i g i n a t e d in America - the l e t t e r in Europe, I t i s t o be r e g r e t t e d t h a t the name of tho l a t e Axel Hellstrom must be used in t h i s a n a l y s i s , but inasmuch as recent w r i t e r s appear t o be us in? h i s name for pecuniary reasons in connection with t h i s Amorican product, and in so doing are knowingly Or u n w i t t i n g l y m i s r e p r e s e n t i n g c e r t a i n s a l i e n t f a c t s , I have no choice i n the m a t t e r . The q u e s t i o n of o r i g i n and origjLna_tof n a t u r a l l y comes f i r s t , i n a s much as one of the w r i t e r s r e f e r r e d t o almost foroes the r e a d e r t o conclude t h a t Hollstrom was the o r i g i n a t o r of the system he employed. This i s by nO means tho c a s e . There i s superabundant h i s t o r i c a l proof t h a t BOTH CONTACT AND WON CONTACT MIND READING ORIGISi$B|jt IN AMERICA, and t h a t THE MOST PROFICIENT EXPONENTS m BOTH SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN AND ARE AMERICANS The f a s c i n a t i n g a r t of Contact Mind-Reading was o r i g i n a t e d by t h e l a t e JOHN RANDALL BROWN, who disooverpd t h i s > now well-known, system while a school-boy i n S t . Louis.*. His l o c a l mind-roa&ine; e x p l o i t s were a s e n s a t i o n throughout h i s adolescence i n t h e e a r l y s i x t i e s , long b e fore Axel V o i g t , a l i a s H e l l s t r o m saw t h e l i g h t of d a y . I t i s c l e a r t h a t JOHN RANDALL BRO'VN ••-AS THE ACTUAL ORIGINATOR OF THIL SYSTEM ALLEGEDLY INTRODUCED INTO AMERICA BY HELLSTROM, AND TH,4T X? IS. AN AMERICAN PRODUCT. One of t h e s e w r i t e r s c l a i m s t h a t "HELLSTROk1 S Ifcf EXHIBITIONS ASTOUNDED THE SCIENTIFIC "• ORLP", w h i l e t h e o t h e r w r i t e r c l a i m s t h a t '"'VERY RAPIDLY HE ATTAINED IN AMERICA A TREMENDOUS REPUTATION AS A MIND READER". Both of t h e s e e x c e e d i n g l y b r o a d and sweeping statements are a ^ross exaggeration of the f a c t s . Hellstrom's reputation was s t r i c t l y confined to the groups he entertained in and around Chicago, and especially to the magicians who attended the Magical Conventions at which ho appeared. He never appeared before a scientific organization of any magnitude, if at a l l , and his appearances were confined within certain well defined l i m i t s , so it cannot bo truthfully said that his reputation was anything but local in cb-r-'cter, or that he, in fact,"astounded the scientific world*" Such statements are true of only _one American mind-reader, namely Brown, whose scrap books constitute an unbroken record of his profes-' sional appearances, and. which definitely show that he appeared before scientific and educational organizations of national importance throughout the United States, and only in metropolitan c i t i e s of the f i r s t magnitude,


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