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THE RHYTHM OF
CHARLES BRODIE PATTERSON
AUTHOR OF "DOMINION AND POWER,” “THE WILL TO BE 'WELL," A NEW
HEALTH, NEW THOUGHT ESSAYS"
Formerly Editor of Mind and The Arena
THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY
DEAR DR. CHARLES BRODIE PATTERSON
This is a work for which I have long waited. I find here a fundamental examination of spiritual and physical laws relating to the rhythmic and vibratory forces that rule in the human sphere of thought and feeling
At a time when so much work is done, having mere impressionism as a basis, it is a source of joy to know that you have put into this book the product of years of patient observation and searching analysis, and I feel certain that it will stand the test of time.
In Chapter III, under the title “Energy-MotionVibration," you go to the foundation of the subject of vibration, and in "Music and Colour Tones” you show their relation, and write with absorbing interest.
My first experience with the therapeutical power of music was in Paris at a time when the subject was not even discussed; but not until I went to live in London did I put the subject to a practical test. A friend of mine, the late Miss Clara Barton, who was for a long time President of the Red Cross Association of America, being dangerously ill, I was strongly impressed to try what musical improvisation would do in her case; a piano was moved into her apartment, and there every day I improvised for about one hour. The experiment proved successful, and in a comparatively short time Miss Barton was able to leave her bed. The cure proved permanent.
I could relate many instances of a similar nature among my friends in Florence, Berlin, and other cities.