8. Procure some water-colours and paint solid strips of colour on a piece of white paper. Make these about half an inch broad and three inches long. On one piece paint a bright red strip, on another a vivid blue, on another emerald green, on another black, etc. Blindfold your eyes, shuffle the papers, and then place your hand on the topmost one, and see whether you can tell from your impressions what colour you are touching. Red will give you a sensation of warmth, light blue of cold, etc.
9. Try to cultivate what is known as Sensitiveness to “psychic contagion.” You must remember that thoughts and emotions are just as contagious as diseases ; and that you can “catch” them in just the same way! “When in the company of other persons, therefore, endeavour to catch or feel their emotions and feelings. You will probably get, at first, the thoughts, etc., they are expressing ; then those which they are just about to express bo that you “take the words out of their mouths.” Then you will begin to sense the feelings and emotions of the speaker before they are put into words; finally you will be enabled to appreciate his whole feeling and thinking Self, by a species of intuition or impression. Endeavour to draw this out of your subject, and do not let it come to you without any effort on your part. Be active, that is, instead of merely passive. In this way lies safety and success.
10. Finally, you must teach yourself to express what you feel. Often this is most difficult. You may feel a thing, and feel inclined to say it, but something seems to hold you back until it is too late. Overcome this restrictive feeling. It is important you should do so, for this is one of the most important things to learn in the cultivation of mediumship. When you have learned to express your impressions, you have progressed far along the road.
These practices in the cultivation of sensitiveness are the most valuable you can have as a preparation for the cultivation of true mediumship. At the same time, they are safe exercises to follow. Practise them, therefore, before you attempt any definitely mediumistic exercises; and you will be rewarded by a safe and sane increase of your inner, spiritual faculties.