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met the medium in 1867 at a hydropathic estab- vals throughout the day. They are focused on bet- 

lishment run by a Dr. Gully. Hydropathy is the terment of the mind or body. For example, they 

treatment of disease by water. As a formal system may aid memory, give self-confidence, or pro- 

it came into vogue about 1829 and was popular mote health. By repetition, the statement 

both in Europe and America. The men, both becomes established in the unconscious mind.

“taking the water cure,” became firm friends and, 
Affirmations can be single words or short 
by 1869, shared an apartment in London. Because 
phrases; usually the shorter and more succinct, 
of his close contact with the medium, Adare was 
the better. They can be made up or can be quota- 
in a position to ascertain that there was no trick- 
tions. Affirmations may be slanted in any direc- 
ery involved in Home’s performances. Home, as 
tion, depending upon where the need is greatest. 
reported elsewhere in this volume, was possibly 
For example, to aid memory you might regularly 
the world’s greatest physical medium. At his 
repeat the phrase, “I am easily able to remember 
śances the sitters experienced strong winds, 
phantom hands, music produced without instru- everything I see, read, and hear.” More specifical- 

ments, levitation, materializations, and more. ly—if there is a problem with remembering 
names, for example—an affirmation might be, “I 
Most, if not all of these, if produced theatrically, 
can easily remember the names of everyone I 
would have required considerable apparatus. 
meet” or “I have no problem remembering peo- 
Adare testified that this was not the case.
ple’s names.” It is best, however, if you can avoid 

Adare’s father, the Earl of Dunraven, was a the negatives; avoid saying “no” or “not.” In 

devout Roman Catholic but also a believer in other words, instead of saying you will have “no 

Home and in spirit communication. In 1869, at his problem,” you say that you “will easily . (do 

father’s urging, Lord Adare wrote and published a whatever).” Always use the positive.
book, Experiences in Spiritualism with D. D. Home, 

which was a detailed and most remarkable record Some suggested affirmations for promoting 

of the medium’s many phenomena. The book was your psychic abilities are:

first privately printed because of the Earl’s religious 
• “Psychic powers are natural powers that I 
affiliation, but in 1925, after his father’s death, 
possess strongly.”
Adare agreed to its reprinting by the Society for 
• “My psychic abilities flow naturally.”
Psychical Research. Much of the book is in the 
• “I am easily able make contact with the
form of letters that Adare wrote to his father, 
spirit world.”
reporting in detail on the śances he had attended. 
• “The more I practice, the more my medi-
In his preface to the book, Lord Adare wrote:
umistic abilities progress.”
“We have not, on a single occasion, during 

the whole series of śances, seen any indi- Place your affirmation(s) where you will con- 

cation of contrivance on the part of the stantly encounter it. Use stick-on note sheets to 

medium for producing or facilitating the place the words on your bathroom mirror, on 

manifestations which have taken place.”
your computer screen, on the refrigerator door . 

all the places where you are bound to see it. Every 

time you see it, you will read it and repeat it. In 
Fodor, Nandor: Encyclopedia of Psychic Science. Lon- 
this way the phrase—and the suggestion—rein- 
don: Arthurs Press, 1933
forces the conscious mind and you not only start 

to believe what you say, but you find that it is 

AFFIRMATIONS actually manifesting.

Affirmations are positive statements that are

repeated by an individual, usually at inter- Wilde, Stuart: Affirmations. Taos: White Dove, 1987 


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