noun: the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention, will, Will Force.
"The evolution of a volition, the infinite exciter, arouses the latent energy of the physical organism to do its work; differential orders of brain-force acting against each other under dual conditions. If there were no latent energy to arouse sympathetically, there would be no action in the physical frame; as all force is Will Force." [Keely and His Discoveries]
"Macvicar teaches that the nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action, the more magical must everything inevitably become; for that fountain head is pure volition. And pure volition, as a cause is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliance, - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call "the natural;" that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating, - the sphere into which the vis inertia is alone admitted." [Keely and His Discoveries]
So well did Macvicar, the great Scotch divine, understand this conception of Deity, that he wrote, "The nearer we ascend to the fountain-head of being and of action the more magical must everything inevitably become; for that fountain-head is pure volition. And pure volition as a cause is precisely what is meant by magic; for by magic is merely meant a mode of producing a phenomenon without mechanical appliances - that is, without that seeming continuity of resisting parts and that leverage which satisfy our muscular sense and our imagination, and bring the phenomenon into the category of what we call 'the natural;' that is, the sphere of the elastic, the gravitating; the sphere into which the 'vis inertia' is alone admitted." [Vibratory Physics - The Connecting Link between Mind and Matter]
"Dr. Bowne, the orthodox Dean of the Boston University, in his answer to Herbert Spencer, answering the question, "What is Force?" tells us: "Not gravitation, nor electricity, nor chemical affinity, but will, is the typical idea of force. Self-determination, volition is the essence of the only causation we know. Will is the sum-total of the dynamic idea: it either stands for that or nothing. Now science professes itself unable to interpret nature without this metaphysical idea of power. The experiments made by Professor Barker and others, which are said to establish the identity of heat and mental force, really prove only a correlation between heat and the nervous action which attends thinking. Nervous action and heat correlate, but the real point is to prove that nervous action and mental force correlate. This has never been done." [Keely and His Discoveries]
"When a person employs this instrumental power Will, it puts forth a Volition.
A Volition is the willing power in action.
All Volitions are thus secondary mental commands for appropriate mental or physical acts.
Obedience of mind or body to Volitions exhibits the power of the Will." [Power of Will by Frank Channing Haddock, 1920]
"The amount of force covered by a human volition cannot be measured, yet it produces the wonderful effects that are exhibited on the human frame in its overt actions. Something like this is the difference between sympathetical and mechanical force. The force of will cannot be multiplied by mechanical means, making it give pound for pound." [Bloomfield-Moore in Vibratory Sympathetic and Polar Flows]
As a Man Thinketh
Dynamics of Mind
Law of Attraction
Law of Harmonic Pitch
Law of Harmonic Vibrations
Law of Sympathetic Association
Law of Sympathetic Vibration
Mind Force is a pre-existing Natural Force
Mind over Matter
Mind to Mind
Power of Thought
The Fountain Head of Force
8.20 - Law of Sympathetic Oscillation
8.27 - Law of Sympathetic Oscillation
14.18 - Law of Sympathetic Association