102 Affectional Alchemy.
the very primary law of human existence, and voluntarily seek to
defeat God Almighty's great purpose, underlying their creation.
LXI. Balzac says : " He who begins with his wife by a rape is a
lost man!" I say, it is next to impossible that she ever can love
him after, as before! and I say this after a large medical practice
of not less than thirty years. But most "Men" (?) not only begin
thus, but keep it up — the fools ! — and their name is legion ! — till
hatred, horror and disgust either kills her outright, or suggests an
evil from which every true human shrinks.
LXII. Abortion at any stage from conception to birth is — Mur¬
der in the first degree. It effectually kills the child, demoralizes
the mother, destroys her moral and physical health, while living,
and after death dooms, irrevocably dooms, her and her assistants to
the perpetual society of murderers beyond the grave, from which
doom there is no appeal. So beware of the crime.
LXIII. Circumstances may demand non-increase of family ; there¬
fore, avoid all risk forty-eight hours before, and one hundred after
the Catamenial period. Avoid all risk after a return from a journey
or temporary absence ; and
LXIV. After the make up following an unpleasantness, tiff, spat
or downright family quarrel, because the reaction creates not only
increased affectional and procreative energy, but also a peculiar
liability to the risk of unwished-for parentage, then especially.
LXV. Mental, moral, physical and domestic trouble, mutual mag¬
neto-vital exhaustion are easily preventable between couples if they
will but sleep apart, have hard beds, good ventilation, never sleeping
in day-worn under-clothes, and each magnetizing the other at the
seven magnetic points of the human frame — sides, spine, throat,
head, breast, and over the stomach.
LXVI. Superior men, whatever their rank or calling, are very
attractive to women, as a general thing; therefore such men—as
they are almost always very licentious — have great need of watch¬
fulness and prayer ; considerable prayer — but more watch !
LXVII. The true nature of any wife is quickly changed for the
worse by the pigness and private brutalisms of their husbands;