Professor Vernon Hypnotist — Lanark County Favourite

Professor Vernon Hypnotist — Lanark County Favourite
The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
22 Dec 1900, Sat  •  Page 14
Almonte Gazette Dec 1900

Prof. Vernon, as is well known, is considered the greatest American authority on these subjects. He has devoted many years to research and In endeavoring to unearth and bring to light the hidden truths that he might be able t0 take his stand before the world on his theories and beliefs and prove his statemedisHe had ever before him the desire of being able to place the science on a level with the other sciences which are closely allied to the best Interests of humanity, and no exertion “Vas too arduous ; no expenditure of time or labor too great for his accomplishment. 

He realized many years ago that the public hypnotist had the opportunity, If he would but seize It, of doing the greatest possible good by pre^wlng the people for the general use of suggestion by the physicians who dared not use It In their practice because of the superstition of the people, which was due to the fact that the subject had never been presented along the lines of truth. With this realization came the desire to make the attempt to give the masses the truth by means of public exhibition work. He had been traveling for a number of years, lecturing and giving demonstrations of the possibilities of the scientific value of these subjects, when he was induced to found such a college and accept the ruler of psychology. This Institution Is equipped to furnish the first and only reliable information ever offered to the American people, ‘treating the subjects wholly from a high educational standpoint.

The success which has crowned Prof. Vernon’s efforts, proves to us that literary and professional men appreciate the value of his earnest efforts to lift the veil of mystery which has been hanging over this valuable science, and to present In a simple form the results of his years of research. Prof. Vernon has had many years’ experience In teaching and demonstrating psychology, and has the faculty of expressing himself so clearly, that any man of ordinary Intelligence can easily comprehend his Instruction and become a proficient operator.

The science of psychology, mesmerism, hypnottam, or the force which has been designated by a dozen different men since the advent of man. It was the mental and not the material organization of man which was the Controlling influence, and today, it is fully demonstrated by the results that this is true, and that the mind of man Is the seat of all power emanating from the human body.

Democrat and Chronicle
Rochester, New York
14 Feb 1901, Thu  •  Page 8

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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