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"When the patient is an adult recently reconverted to the Enemy's party, like your man, this is best down by encouraging him to remember, or to think he remembers, the parrot-like nature of his prayers in childhood."

"It is funny how mortals always picture us as putting things into their minds: in reality our best work is done by keeping things out."

"The simplest is to turn their gaze away from Him towards themselves. Keep them watching their own minds and trying to produce feelings there by the action of their own wills."
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"Teach them to estimate the value of each prayer by their success in producing the desired feeling..."

"I have known cases where what the patient called his 'God' was actually located - up and to the left at the corner of the bedroom ceiling, or inside his own head, or in a crucifix on the wall. But whatever the nature of the composite object, you must keep him praying to it - to the thing that he has made, not to the Person who has made him."

"In avoiding this situation - this real nakedness of the soul in prayer - you will be helped by the fact that the humans themselves do not desire it as much as they suppose. There's such a thing as getting more than they bargained for!"