(Chicago: The de Laurence Co., 179 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago 1, Illinois), [ca. 1940s]. First edition? Unbound pamphlet, approx. 7.5 x 8 inches,  pages. Illus. Old light vertical crease; a trifle dust-soiled; a very good copy. Item #18108
“And why, and how, have the Hindus, who are the greatest and most subtle of the Aryan races, developed such marvelous Spiritual and Occult Powers as well as an inner life which is both strange and wonderful, not to mention their wonderful Occult Power and Healing diseases? Simply because by studying Hypnotism and bringing it to a high state of perfection, they have raised the veil which hides the mysteries and wonderful Occult Powers which can only be obtained through Spirit Invocation. Instructions in three esoteric occult methods of hypnotism, built on the basis that all true hypnotism results from gaining the control of strong spirits from another plane. L. W. de Laurence (1868-1936) was an early associate of early American esoteric figure W. W. Atkinson, and an important pioneer in his own right of American mail order occult material; his cheap publications played a role in the development of American hoodoo and Jamaican Obeah. (Publications with the de Laurence imprint are in fact prohibited from import into Jamaica.) The postal zone code in the imprint (from the foot of the text) suggests post-1943 publication. Not found on OCLC.