"The Powers of Thought"

Where does the inner man find power and tranquility?

Those who are in the habit of giving priority to the inner life, to thought, the will, the spirit, always have greater self-mastery and power; they are always more serene and fulfilled than others. These are commonly known facts which are easily verifiable, but they have always been overlooked by science and left to psychologists or mystics to study. Orthodox science should have studied this question a long time ago, for anything that goes on in man is far too important to be neglected. The methods that have enabled Initiates and Sages to triumph over all their tribulations, the elements they used and where they acquired these elements, all this should already have been studied in detail, but it never has, and the result is an immense gap in scientific knowledge. The day will come when men call science to account for not having examined this question.