|The mind exercises a powerful influence over
the body. From the beginning of time, the sorcerer, the interpreter of dreams,
the fortune-teller, the charlatan, the quack, the wild medicine-man, the
educated physician, the mesmerist, and the hypnotist have made use of the
client's imagination to help them in their work. They have all recognized
the potency and availability of that force.
- Christian Science
|Going to the fortune teller's was just as
good as going to the opera, and the cost scarcely a trifle more - ergo,
I will disguise myself and go again, one of these days, when other amusements
- Letter to Orion Clemens, February 6, 1861
Illustrations by True Williams from "Lionising Murderers,"
first edition of SKETCHES NEW AND OLD, 1875
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