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Author: C. W. Leadbeater
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: .
Author: C. W. Leadbeater
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II HIGHER CONSCIOUSNESS Students who have not yet experienced the buddhic consciousness--consciousness in the intuitional world--frequently ask us to describe it. Efforts have been made in this direction, and many references to this consciousness and its characteristics are to be found scattered through our literature; yet the seeker after knowledge finds these unsatisfactory, and we cannot wonder at it. The truth is that all description is necessarily and essentially defective; it is impossible in physical words to give more than the merest hint of what this higher consciousness is, for the physical brain is incapable of grasping the reality. Those who have read Mr. Hinton's remarkable books on the fourth dimension will remember how he tries to explain to us our own limitations with regard to higher dimensions, by picturing for us with much careful detail the position of an entity whose senses could work in two dimensions only. He proves that to such a being the simplest actions of our world must be incomprehensible. A creature who has no sense of what we call depth or thickness could never see any terrestrial object as it really is; he could observe only a section of it, and would therefore obtain absolutely wrong impressions about even the commonest objects of everyday life, while our powers of motion and of action would be utterly incomprehensible to him. The difficulties which we encounter in trying to understand the phenomena even of the astral world are precisely similar to those which Mr. Hinton supposes to be experienced by his two-dimensional entity; but when we try to raise our thoughts to the intuitional .world we have to face a state of existence which is lived in no less than six dimensions, if we are to continue at...
Eternal Yoga is a way of discovering our eternal nature.
Author: Virochana Khalsa
Publisher: Books of Light Pub
Eternal Yoga is a way of discovering our eternal nature. In this practice, we go above the head to aid this discovery, while maintaining a continuum with the body. Through the success of Eternal Yoga, you will understand what your body, soul, and spirit is-beyond any doubt!These practices teach us how to cultivate the non-dual awareness absolutely vital for success on the spiritual path, and to continue forward within the tantras.After an introduction into the source of these teachings, a thorough explanation of key understandings and terminology is given, including the various aspects of a spiritual discipline. The initiatory techniques of Eternal Yoga are then presented. A chapter on Developing a Body of Light has further explanations, including traps to be careful of. The Rays of Light, as a means of soul development rounds out the teaching, along with a chapter on establishing daily practice.
1911 Contents: the Great Ones and the Way to Them; Religion (The Logos; Ceremonial, the Devil, Spiritualism, Symbology, Fire); the Theosophical Attitude; the Higher Planes (Nirvana, the Temple Spirit, Buddhic Consciousness, the Spheres, etc ...
Author: C. W. Leadbeater
Publisher: Health Research Books
1911 Contents: the Great Ones and the Way to Them; Religion (The Logos; Ceremonial, the Devil, Spiritualism, Symbology, Fire); the Theosophical Attitude; the Higher Planes (Nirvana, the Temple Spirit, Buddhic Consciousness, the Spheres, etc.); the.
To study the workings of Karma on the line suggested by the Master, we must gain a clear conception of the three lower planes, or regions, of the universe, and of the Principles related to them.
Author: Annie Besant
To study the workings of Karma on the line suggested by the Master, we must gain a clear conception of the three lower planes, or regions, of the universe, and of the Principles related to them. The names given to them indicate the state of the consciousness working on them. In this a diagram may help us, showing the planes with the Principles related to them, and the vehicles in which a conscious entity may visit them. In practical Occultism the student learns to visit these planes, and by his own investigations to transform theory into knowledge. The lowest vehicle, the Gross Body, serves the consciousness for its work on the physical plane, and in this the consciousness is limited within the capacities of the brain. The term Subtle Body covers a variety of astral bodies, respectively suitable to the varying conditions of the very complicated region indicated by the name psychic plane. On the devachanic plane there are two well-defined levels, the Form Level and the Formless Level; on the lower, consciousness uses an artificial body, the Mâyâvi Rûpa, but the term Mind Body seems suitable as indicating that the matter of which it is composed belongs to the plane of Manas. On the formless level the Causal Body must be used. Of the Buddhic plane it is needless to speak.
Based on the notion that everyone has the potential to become a Buddha because the "essence" of Buddha is within us all, a modern-day mystic and spiritual teacher relates the different stages along the path to achieving this enlightenment.
Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Based on the notion that everyone has the potential to become a Buddha because the "essence" of Buddha is within us all, a modern-day mystic and spiritual teacher relates the different stages along the path to achieving this enlightenment. Original.
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter XII.
Author: Annie Wood Besant
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... Chapter XII. THE NATURE OP MEMORY. 1. The Great Self And The Little Selves. What is memory? and how does it work? by what means do we recover the past, whether near or remote? For, after all, whether the past be near or remote, belonging to this or to any anterior life, the means which govern its recovery must be similar, and we require a theory which will include all cases of memory, and at the same time will enable us to understand each particular case. The first step towards obtaining a definite and intelligible theory is a comprehension of our own composition, of the Self with its sheaths, and their inter-relation; and we may here briefly restate the main facts in the foregoing chapters which directly bear on the problem of Memory. We must bear constantly in mind the facts that our consciousness is a unit, and that this unit of consciousness works through various sheaths, which impose upon it a false appearance of multiplicity. The innermost, or most tenuous, of these sheaths is inseparable from the unit of consciousness; in fact, it is this sheath which makes it a unit. This unit is the Monad, dwelling on the anupadaka plane; but for all practical purposes we may take it as the familiar Inner Man, the Tri-Atom, Atma-Buddhi-Manas, thought of as apart from the atmic, buddhic, and manasic sheaths. This unit of consciousness manifests through, abides in, sheaths belonging to the five planes of its activity, and we call it the Self working in its sheaths. We must think, then, of a conscious Self dwelling in vehicles that vibrate. The vibrations of these vehicles correspond, on the side of matter, with the changes in consciousness on the side of the Self. We cannot accurately speak of vibrations of consciousness, because vibrations...
This text contains Annie Besant's seminal treatise on consciousness.
Author: Annie Wood Besant
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This text contains Annie Besant’s seminal treatise on consciousness. Chosen for its significant historical and education value, this fascinating exposition on consciousness will appeal to collectors of Besant’s work and constitutes a worthy addition to any discerning collection of Psychology literature. Annie Besant (1847 - 1933) was an influential British socialist, women's rights activist, theosophist, orator, writer, and stalwart supporter of Irish and Indian self-rule. Originally published in 1904, this scarce classic is proudly republished here with a new introductory biography of the author.
Featured here are a collection of occult essays, from notable spiritual author, Charles Webster Leadbeater, on a range of esoteric and theosophical topics.
Author: C. W. Leadbeater
Featured here are a collection of occult essays, from notable spiritual author, Charles Webster Leadbeater, on a range of esoteric and theosophical topics. Included are: The Law of Cause and Effect, How Clairvoyance is Developed, The Influence of Surroundings, The Reality of the Astral Plane, The Attitude of the Enquirer, Why Not I?, Buddhic Consciousness, To Those Who Mourn, The Hidden Side of Lodge Meetings, Masters of Wisdom and Ancient Ideals in Modern Masonry.
For you are a god-in-the-making with the potential to attain perfection and the inherent ability to serve as an agent of divine love, will, and purpose. This is the message of the way shower during these early days of the Age of Aquarius.
Author: Al Florey
Publisher: Balboa Press
Path of the Soul is an inspiring story of the spiritual unfoldment of Jesus as a man, a soul, and a spirit. In vivid detail, it reveals how Jesus was able to experience God as love, perform miracles, attain Christ consciousness, and ascend into the realm of pure light, wisdom, and love. Before Jesus became the way shower and messenger for the teachings of the Piscean Age, He was first and foremost a seeker of truth. Path of the Soul is a story of encouragement for all who are on a quest for universal truth and wisdom. It reveals how people progress from step to step and from one initiation to a higher initiation, regardless of their religion, nationality, ethnicity, or gender. In great detail, it explains how people can use the energies and forces streaming through the seven planes of earth to unfold, develop, and master successively higher states of mind and realization. You too can attain Christ Consciousness or buddhic Enlightenment. For you are a god-in-the-making with the potential to attain perfection and the inherent ability to serve as an agent of divine love, will, and purpose. This is the message of the way shower during these early days of the Age of Aquarius.
Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Author: Annie Wood Besant
Publisher: Hesperides Press
CONTENTS: PART I CONSCIOUSNESS. INTRODUCTION1. Origins2. Origination of MonadsCHAPTER 1. THE PREPARATION OF THE FIELD1. The Formation of the Atom2. Spirit-Matter3. The Sub-Planes4. The Five Planes CHAPTER II. CONSCIOUSNESS1. The Meaning of the Word2. The MonadsCHAPTER III. THE PEOPLING OF THE FIELD1. The Coming Forth of the Monads2. The Weaving3. The Seven Streams4. The Shining OnesCHAPTER IV. THE PERMANENT ATOM1. The Attaching of the Atoms2. The Web of Life3. The Choosing of the Permanent Atoms4. The Use of the Permanent Atoms 5. Monadic Action on the Permanent Atoms CHAPTER V. GROUP-SOULS1. The Meaning of the Term2. The Division of the Group-SoulCHAPTER VI. UNITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS1. Consciousness a Unit2. Unity of Physical Consciousness3. The Meaning of Physical ConsciousnessCHAPTER VII. THE MECHANISM OF CONSCIOUSNESS1. The Development of the Mechanism2. The Astra? or Desire Body3. Correspondence in Root-RacesCHAPTER VIII. FIRST HUMAN STEPS1. The Third Life-Wave2. Human Development3. Incongruous Souls and Bodies4. Dawn of Consciousness on the Astral PlaneCHAPTER IX. CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS1. Consciousness 2. Self-Consciousness3. Real and UnrealCHAPTER X. HUMAN STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS1. The Sub-Consciousness2. The Waking-Consciousness3. The Super-physical Consciousness CHAPTER XI. THE MONAD AT WORK1. Building His Vehicles2. An Evolving Man3. The Pituitary Body and Pineal Gland 4. The Paths of ConsciousnessCHAPTER XII. THE NATURE OF MEMORY1. The Great Self and the Little Selves2. Changes in the Vehicles and in Consciousness.3. Memories 4. What is Memory?5. Remembering and Forgetting6. Attention 7. The One ConsciousnessPart II WILL, DESIRE, AND EMOTIONCHAPTER I. THE WILL TO LIVECHAPTER II. DESIRE1. The Nature of Desire2. The Awakening of Desire3. The Relation of Desire to Thought 4. Desire, Thought, Action5. The Binding Nature of Desire6. The Breaking of the BondsCHAPTER III. DESIRE (continued)1. The Vehicle of Desire2. The Conflict of Desire and Thought3. The Value of an Ideal4. The Purification of DesireCHAPTER IV. EMOTION1. The Birth of Emotion2. The Play of Emotion in the Family3. The Birth of Virtues4. Right and Wrong5. Virtue and Bliss6. The Transmutation of Emotions into Virtues and Vices7. Application of the Theory to Conduct8. The Uses of EmotionCHAPTER V. EMOTION (continued)1. The Training of Emotion2. The Distorting Force of Emotion3. Methods of Ruling the Emotions4. The Using of Emotion5. The Value of Emotion in EvolutionCHAPTER VI. THE WILL1. The Will Winning Its Freedom2. Why So Much Struggle?3. The Power of the Will4. White and Black Magic5. Entering into Peace Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
This book is merely a record of talks by Mr. Charles W. Leadbeater and myself on three famous books – books small in size but great in contents.
Author: Charles Leadbeater
Publisher: Sea of Theosophy
This book is merely a record of talks by Mr. Charles W. Leadbeater and myself on three famous books – books small in size but great in contents. We both hope that they will prove useful to aspirants, and even to those above that stage, since the talkers were older than the listeners, and had more experience in the life of discipleship.The talks were not given at one place only; we chatted to our friends at different times and places, chiefly at Adyar, London and Sydney. A vast quantity of notes were taken by the listeners. All that were available of these were collected and arranged. They were then condensed, and repetitions were eliminated.Unhappily there were found to be very few notes on The Voice of the Silence, Fragment I, so we have utilized notes made at a class held by our good colleague, Mr. Ernest Wood, in Sydney, and incorporated these into Bishop Leadbeater’s talks in that section. No notes of my own talks on this book were available; though I have spoken much upon it, those talks are not recoverable.None of these talks have been published before, except some of Bishop Leadbeater’s addresses to selected students on At the Feet of the Master. A book entitled Talks on At the Feet of the Master was published a few years ago, containing imperfect reports of some of these talks of his. That book will not be reprinted; the essential material in it finds its place here, carefully condensed and edited.May this book help some of our younger brothers to understand more of these priceless teachings. The more they are studied and lived, the more will be found in them.
Author: Gene F. Collins Jr. Ph.D.Publish On: 2009-11-21
Buddhic Consciousness. English clairvoyant, clergyman, and theosophist CW Leadbeater (1854-1934) wrote extensively on theosophy, occultism, reincarnation, ...
Author: Gene F. Collins Jr. Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Cosmopsychology The Psychology of Humans as Spiritual Beings Cosmopsychology assumes that human beings are essentially spiritual beings who are multi-dimensional, composed of many parts and connected to many dimensions of the Cosmos. It has been defined as astrology, as the study of psychospiritual development, and as the psychology of extraterrestrial beings. Cosmopsychology is the study of the relationship between the mind and the Cosmos. Cosmopsychology refers both to the correspondences between the human mind and the external universe and to the growth or evolution of the mind as it moves to higher forms of consciousness. It examines those parts, links, and dimensions that are not found in traditional, academic psychology. Cosmopsychology provides insights into your personality and your destiny through the contributions of astrology, numerology, the I Ching, Jungs Analytical psychology, Hartmanns Ego psychology, Bernes Transactional Analysis, Assagiolis Psychosynthesis, Hermeticism, Idealism, New Thought, and the Perennial Philosophy. The mysteries of karma are laid out as they are found in the ancient Indian philosophy of Vedanta. Psychology was built on classical physics. Cosmopsychology is built on quantum physics, the holographic universe, string theory, M-theory, and F-theory. Physics has come full circle, returning to the science of vibrations and the philosophy of idealism as taught by Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato. Everything is connected both spatially and temporally. At this deep level of Being, consciousness choices what manifests. Cosmopsychology encompasses the nature of consciousness, meditation, karma, and rebirth and examines their roles in Individuation, Self-Actualization, and Self-Realization.
" An expansive inquiry into the nature of consciousness, this volume includes these "field notes" and observations from Grossinger's studies in the imaginal psychic realm, as well as exercises to invite the reader to experience these ...
Author: Richard Grossinger
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In books like Embyogenesis and Embryos, Galaxies, and Sentient Beings, author Richard Grossinger brought together the subjects of biological embryology and the esoteric process of human consciousness becoming embodied ("The embryo is the universe writing itself on its own body"). In Dark Pool of Light, his three-volume series of books discussing the nature of reality and consciousness, Grossinger weaves neuroscience-based behaviorism and the phenomenology of "being" and reality together with psychological and psychospiritual views of "that single thing which is most difficult to understand or vindicate: our own existence." In Volume 1, Grossinger begins with the scientific and philosophical, analytical views of reality; the subtitle of that volume is The Neuroscience, Evolution, and Ontology of Consciousness. In Volume 2, Consciousness in Psychospiritual and Psychic Ranges, he examines psychic sensitivity and planes of existence from diverse experiential perspectives, including theosophy and Buddhism. In 2008, Grossinger began studying with noted psychic teacher John Friedlander, who helped him refine his vision of cerebral and somatic awareness to still-subtler levels. "Dark Pool of Light began unnamed in the journals of my psychic work with John Friedlander," says Grossinger, "not so much a record of actual practices as insights from them and extensions out of them." An expansive inquiry into the nature of consciousness, this volume includes these "field notes" and observations from Grossinger's studies in the imaginal psychic realm, as well as exercises to invite the reader to experience these dimensions for themselves.