Weird Tales/Volume 36/Issue 1
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Is there a strange, ethereal, mental cord that binds the consciousness of those departed from this world with those that remain? Are souls denied liberation after transition until they have communicated important messages to their loved ones? Are the fantastic experiments of the seance room trickery or fraud, or are they the result of earthbound entities seeking freedom from the confining interests of this world? Is the human consciousness suspended for an indefinite period between the spiritual and earthly realms? Is psychic communication, with minds gone on, a farce or a fact?
You have had them—everyone has. That unexplainable feeling of an invisible presence, that someone unseen was near or standing behind you. You have become suddenly conscious of your name being called—and yet no sound was outwardly audible. These and innumerable other strange experiences cannot be brushed aside as imagination or fancy. These occurrences are just as much established phenomena—manifestations of nature and Cosmic law—as the coming of day and night. In past times, men and women were willing to condemn to oblivion the mysteries of self—the psychic functionings of their being—all because a skeptical and bigoted material science scoffed at them.
Today is a day of frankness and so the Rosicrucians boldly proclmm what they have known for centuries. The Rosicrucians (not a religious organization), a fraternity of liberal-minded men and women, have dared to tear aside the veil that hid these facts about man's inner life. They have seriously investigated those realms upon which religion cast no light—and which the superstitious called magic. Their results have been astounding. They have discovered what caused some men and women to be successes, how personality originates and evolves; they have shown how intuition and hunches are not just phrases, but are DEMONSTRABLE processes of the human mind.
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Except for personal experiences the content of this magazine is fiction. Any use of the name of a living person or reference to actual events is purely coincidental.
Published bi-monthly by Weird Tales. 9 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N. Y. Reentered as second-class matter January 26, 1940, at the Post Office of New York, N. Y., under the act of March 8, 1879. Single copies, 15 cents. Subscription rates: One year in the United States and possessions, 90c. Foreign and Canadian postage extra. English Office: Charles Lavell, Limited, 4 Clements Inn, Strand, London, W.C.2, England. The publishers are not responsible for the loss of unsolicited manuscripts although every care will be taken of such material while in their possession.
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Vol. 36, No. 1
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Not a magic formula—not a get-rich-quick scheme—but something more substantial, more practical. Of course, you need something more than just the desire to be an accountant. You've got to pay the price—be willing to study earnestly, thoroughly.
Still, wouldn't it be worth your while to sacrifice some of your leisure in favor of interesting home study—over a comparatively brief period in your life? Always provided that the rewards were good—a salary of $2,000 to $10,000?
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THE SHAPE OF THRILLS TO COME
Peer into the future with us for a few minutes—and take a look at what is coming in the next
ARE YOUR DREAMS REAL—VIVIDLY REAL?
Do you come alive at night, in your dreams? If your "night life" is as realistic, as true to life, as your everyday existence—then watch out! For dreams may well be dangerous....
Listen to the story of Henry Stevens, insurance salesman of Midland City, Illinois. He had two lives—two
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The answer, and the terrible climax to Henry Stevens' dream, are vaiting for you in the November issue!
From Frank Gruber comes a very enthralling tale of scientists who nose into secrets far better left alone—secrets buried deep in the dusty pages of...THE BOOK OF THE DEAD! You'll find thrills galore in this story of the Egyptian Ramahadin—last of the great high-priests—whom a long dead formula has raised from the silence of the centuries!
Also due in the next issue is WEIRD TALES Witch's Hour
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