[Note: the following comment by H.P.B. follows an article describing some phenomena performed by a fakir.]

Note.—It certainly is not worth the while of any sensible man to spend time in learning such puerilities as are above described. These are the baser branches of occultism. A Yogi who gets frightened at any threat is no Yogi, but one of those who learn to produce effects without knowing or having learnt what are the causes. Such men, if not tricksters, are simply passive mediums—not adepts!—Ed. Theos. [H.P.B.]