Editor's preface

Here are thirteen stories about the use and misuse of occult powers, told in a charmingly intimate way by Sri Chinmoy, who is himself a master of all these powers. "One rainy night about eighty years ago," begins the first story, but more than a dozen of Sri Chinmoy's disciples will remember one rainy night not very long ago when their Master told them all these delightful stories. Some of these tales will strike the Western reader as strange and barely credible. But the kinds of incidents recounted here are not uncommon in the inner world, and many of these Sri Chinmoy has come to know of firsthand, so to speak, through his occult vision.