Study of Beelzebub's Tales




32 Hypnotism


“Thanks only to such a, in the objective sense, maleficence, but according to their na├»ve subjective understanding ‘benevolence’ towards their offspring, all the sacred data put in by Great Nature Herself for forming in them their real being-consciousness become isolated and remain during the entire period of their existence in their almost primitive state, and every kind of impression unavoidably perceived by means of the six ‘being-Skernalitsionniks,’ or, in their terminology, ‘sense-organs,’ present in their presences for the specific perception of externals—by the way, they count them as five—come to be localized and, acquiring their isolated functioning, gradually become predominant for the whole of their common presence.