1. The phenomena of life seem to be promoted and regulated by an autonomous and creative psychic principle of which the action can be defined as "ideoplasty": an idea moulds matter in a direct and immediate manner.
2. Sensitivity, psychicness and a form of ideoplastic action seem already to be present in plants.
3. On the other hand, psychicness and ideoplastic action are more generally expressed in all living beings.
4. An ideoplastic action reveals itself in a particular manner in animals and in a very particular manner in human beings.
5. Ideoplastic action expresses itself especially in the processes of cicatrization and regeneration of tissues and, more exceptionally, in prodigious healings.
6. Ideoplastic action is also attested by the effects obtained by means of suggestion and hypnosis.
7. Ideoplastic action reveals itself in a particularly clamorous manner in the variety of paramystic phenomena that we shall now review, distinguishing them from the corresponding parapsychic phenomena: we shall begin with dermographisms.
8. We shall now pass on to considering the stigmata.
9. We can now pass on to considering incombustibility.
11. Lengthening of the body.
12. Fire of love.
13. Luminosity and transfiguration.
14. Odour of sanctity and incorruption.
15. Extreme fasting.
17. The paramystic phenomena complete each other and from the theological point of view they all contribute to prefiguring what could be the ultimate condition of man.