Beyond The Five Senses L. Margery Bazett
THIS volume deals with certain phenomena that one
comes across when stepping out of the world of
sense to that which lies beyond it; that is, to
the supernormal or transcendental, or whatever
people prefer to call it.
It covers a number of very diverse perceptions;
and there are, of course, others beyond these in
so vast a field of research.
In this region of supersense, we may expect to
find the mind expanding beyond normal limits,
reaching out to individuals over any distance (in
a telepathic sense) and picking up threads here
and there from bygone periods of history.
Likewise, this extended sight reaches out into
the future, perceiving what has not as yet come
within normal vision. Both these functions touch
upon that much-debated question of the nature of
Other examples point to the mind being able in
some degree to overcome the limitations of space.
Others would suggest that even physical death may
no longer prove so formidable a barrier as
formerly, in view of these extended powers of the
mind. As yet, knowledge along these lines is
limited, but there is hope that much may come to
light as research progresses.
Taking all in conjunction, we can assume that in
this region beyond sense-perception there is at
work a definite law or laws, although of a
different order from those which obtain in this
world of sense-apprehension.
From all this, we may infer that purpose and
design are in operation, and that they touch
vitally the life and destiny of mankind.
Such order within the universe as we now dimly
perceive leaves little place for the supposition
that the phenomena here described are extraneous
to modern thought. It were truer to say that
strange and unclassifiable though many of them
appear, they may eventually prove to have
considerable signifcance in their relation to
psychology, religion, and other departments of