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HABIT: is the expression by word or act of an impression on the breath-form by thinking. Repetition of strange sounds or acts often causes uneasiness of the individual and of the observer, which is likely to become increasingly more pronounced unless the cause is removed. This can be done by not continuing the thinking which causes the habit, or by positive thinking to: "stop" and "do not repeat"-whatever the word or act is. The positive thinking and mental attitude against the habit will efface the impression on the breath-form, and so prevent its recurrence.

HALL OF JUDGMENT: is an after-death state in which the doer finds itself. What there seems to be a hall of light is really the sphere of Conscious Light. The doer is astonished and alarmed and would escape, anywhere, if it could; but it cannot. It is conscious of the form which, on earth, it believed to be itself, though it is not in that form; the form is its breath-form without the physical body. In or on this breath-form the Conscious Light, Truth, makes the doer conscious of all that it had thought, and of the acts that it did while in its body on earth. The doer is conscious of these as they are, as the Conscious Light, Truth, shows them to be, and the doer itself judges them, and its judgment makes it liable for them as duties in future lives on earth.

HAPPINESS: is the result of what one thinks and does in accord with rightness-and-reason, and the state of desire-and-feeling when they are in balanced union and have found love.

HEALING BY LAYING ON OF HANDS: To benefit the patient, the healer should understand that he is only a willing instrument to be used by nature for the purpose of re-establishing the orderly flow of life which has been obstructed or interfered with in the patient's body. This the healer may do by placing the palms of his right and left hands on the front and back of the head, and then to the three other potential brains, in the thorax, the abdomen, and the pelvis. In so doing the healer's own body is the instrument through which the electric and magnetic forces flow and put into adjustment the machinery of the patient for its orderly operation by nature. The healer should remain in passive goodwill, without thought of pay or gain.

HEALING, MENTAL: is the attempt to cure physical ills by mental means. There are many schools that attempt to teach and practice the cure of disease by mental effort, as by the denial that there is disease, or by affirming health in place of the disease, or by prayer, or by repetition of words or phrases, or by whatever other mental effort. Thinking and emotions do affect the body, by hope, cheer, joy, sorrow, trouble, fear. The cure of an actual disease can be effected by the balancing of the thought of which the disease is the exteriorization. By removing the cause, the disease disappears. Denial of a disease is a make-believe. If there were no disease there would be no denial of it. Where there is health, there is nothing gained by affirming what already is.

HEARING: is the unit of air, acting as the ambassador of the air element of nature in a human body. Hearing is the channel through which the air element of nature and the respiratory system in the body communicate with each other. Hearing is the nature unit which passes through and relates and vitalizes the organs of the respiratory system, and functions as hearing through the right relation of its organs.

HEAVEN: is the state and period of happiness, not limited by the earthly time of the senses, and which seems to have no beginning. It is a composite of all one's thoughts and ideals of life on earth, where no thought of suffering or unhappiness can enter, because these as memories were removed from the breath-form during the purgatorial period. Heaven really begins when the doer is ready and takes on its breath-form. This does not seem like a beginning; it is as though it had always been. Heaven ends when the doer has gone through and exhausted the good thoughts and good deeds which it had and did while on earth. Then the senses of sight and hearing and taste and smell are loosened from the breath-form, and go into the elements of which they were the expression in the body; the portion of the doer returns into itself, istence, where it is until its turn comes for its next re-existence on earth.

HELL: is an individual condition or state of suffering, of torment, not a community affair. The suffering or torment is by parts of the feelings and desires which have been separated from and sloughed off by the doer in its passage through metempsychosis. The suffering is because the feelings and desires have no means by or through which they can be relieved, or of getting what they grieve for, crave and desire. That is their tormenthell. While in a physical body on earth, the good and evil feelings and desires had their periods of joy and sorrow which were intermingled throughout that life on earth. But during metempsychosis, the purgatorial process separates the evil from the good; the good go on to enjoy their unalloyed happiness in "heaven", and the evil remain in what then is torment of suffering, where the individual feelings and desires can be and are impressed, so that when they are again brought together, they can, if they choose, shun the evil and profit from the good. Heaven and hell are for experiencing, but not for learning. Earth is the place for learning from experience, because earth is the place for thinking and learning. In the states after death the thoughts and deeds are as in a dream lived over again, but there is no reasoning or new thinking.

HEREDITY: is generally understood to mean that the physical and mental qualities, factors and features of one's ancestors are transmitted to and inherited by that human being. Of course, this must be true to some degree because of relation of blood and family. But the most important verity is not given place. That is, that the feeling-and-desire of an immortal doer takes residence in a human body after its birth and brings its own mentality and character with it. Lineage, breeding, environment and associations are important, but according to its own quality and strength the doer distinguishes itself from these. The breath-form of the doer causes conception; the form furnishes the compositor units and the breath builds out into its own form the material furnished by the mother, and after birth the breath-form continues to build and maintain its own form through all stages of growth and age. The doer in each human body is beyond time. Its breath-form bears its history, which antecedes all known history.

HONESTY: is the desire to think of and see things as the Conscious Light in thinking shows these things as they really are and then to deal with those things as the Conscious Light shows that they should be dealt with.

HOPE: is the potential light inherent in the doer in all its wanderings through the wilderness of the world; it leads or prompts in good or ill according to the disposition of the doer; it is always uncertain concerning objects of the senses, but is sure when reason rules.

HUMAN BEING, A: is a composition of units of the four elements of nature composed and organized as cells and organs into four systems represented by the four senses of sight, hearing, taste, and smell, and automatically coordinated and operated by the breath-form, the general manager of the man body or woman body; and, into which a portion of the doer enters and re-exists, and makes the animal human.

HUMAN BEINGS. THE FOUR CLASSES OF: By thinking people divided themselves into four classes. The particular class in which each one is, he has put himself in by his thinking; he will stay in it as long as he thinks as he does; he will take himself out of it and put himself into any other of the four classes when he does the thinking that will put him into the class in which he will then belong. The four classes are: the laborers, the traders, the thinkers, the knowers. The laborer thinks to satisfy the desires of his body, the appetites and comforts of his body, and the entertainment or pleasures of the senses of his body. The trader thinks to satisfy his desire for gain, to buy or sell or barter for profit, to get possessions, to have wealth. The thinker thinks to satisfy his desire to think, to idealize, to discover, in the professions or arts or sciences, and to excel in learning and accomplishments. The knower thinks to satisfy the desire to know the causes of things: to know who and what and where and when and how and why, and to impart to others what he himself knows.

HUMANITY: is the common origin and relation of all the incorporeal and immortal doers in human bodies, and is the sympathetic feeling in human beings of that relation.

HYPNOSIS, SELF-: is the intentional putting oneself into the state of deep sleep by hypnotizing and controlling oneself by oneself. The purpose of self-hypnotism should be to be self-controlled. In self-hypnosis the doer acts as the hypnotist and also as the subject. He considers what he would like to do that he is not able to do. Then, acting as the hypnotist, he clearly instructs himself to issue these commands to himself when he is in the hypnotic sleep. Then, by suggestion, he puts himself to sleep by telling himself that he is going to sleep, and finally that he is asleep. In the hypnotic sleep he commands himself to do the things in time and place. When he has so commanded himself, he returns to the waking state. Awake, he does as bidden to do. In this practice one must in no respect deceive himself, else he will be confused and will fail in self-control.

HYPNOTISM OR HYPNOSIS: is an artificial state of sleep produced on a subject who suffers himself to be hypnotized. The subject is or makes himself to be negative to the hypnotist, who must be positive. The subject surrenders his feeling-and-desire to the feeling-and-desire of the hypnotist and by so doing surrenders control of his breath-form and use of his four senses. The hypnotist hypnotizes the subject by using any or all of his own electric-magnetic force through the eyes or voice and hands of his subject and by repeatedly telling him that he is going to sleep and that he is asleep. Submitting to the suggestion of sleep the subject is put to sleep. Having submitted himself, his breath-form and his four senses to the control of the hypnotist, the subject is in condition to obey the orders and do anything commanded by the hypnotist without knowing what he actually is doing-except that he cannot be made to commit a crime or perform an immoral act unless he would in his waking state so do or act. A hypnotist assumes grave responsibility when he hypnotizes anyone. The subject must suffer through long periods for allowing himself to be controlled by another. Each should practice self-control until he is self-controlled. Then he will not control another or allow another to control him.

HYPNOTIST, A: is one who has will, imagination and self-confidence and who is successful in hypnotizing his subjects and producing the phenomena of hypnotism to the degree that he exercises these with understanding.

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