"As wonderful as is the manifestation of Mindâ€Power within the limits of the form of the thing, cell, plant, animal, or person, and which produces the effects known as local action, movement, etc., there is still a greater wonder to be witnessed in the manifestation of the same power beyond the limits of the personality or form in which it originates. And it is to this manifestation of Mindâ€Power that I am about to apply the term â€œTelementation.â€"
"I may as well explain my terms at this place and time. In the first place I use the term â€œMentation,â€ in the sense of â€œMental activityâ€; the term being derived from the Latin word mentis, meaning â€œthe mindâ€; and the suffix â€œationâ€; meaning â€œaction.â€ So â€œMentationâ€ means â€œmental activity.â€ From Mentation we derive Mentative, or â€œrelating to mental activityâ€; Mentate, or â€œto manifest mental activityâ€; etc., etc. From Mentation, also, I derive the term, â€œTelementation,â€ which so far as I know, was originally coined by me several years ago. The word is derived from the Greek word, tele, meaning â€œfar off â€; and the word â€œmentation,â€ above explained. â€œTelementationâ€ means â€œmental activity at a distance,â€ or mentation exerted over space,â€ or â€œlongâ€range mental influence,â€ etc. I have been led to the coining of this new term designed to take the place of â€œtelepathy,â€ for the reason that the latter term is improper and misleading. â€œTelepathy,â€ according to its rootâ€words, really means â€œto suffer at a distance,â€ or the â€œfeeling of the pain of another,â€ the suffix â€œpathy,â€ being derived from the Greek word meaning â€œto suffer.â€ It may be used properly in connection with the sympathetic transference of pain, or disease, or similar mental state, but its use otherwise is improper. It is being discarded by the best scientific authorities, who prefer the term â€œThought Transference,â€ etc. I have thought it advisable to use the term â€œTelementationâ€ in this connection, believing that it meets the requirements of the case better than any other term of which I have any knowledge. I expect it to come into general use before long." Chapter III - Mentative Induction