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The men were chiefly leabdeater in calculations, and their heads were surrounded by figures, just like a swarm of bees flying round them all the time.
The vehicle employed is no longer the astral body, but a substitute manufactured for the occasion from the substance of the seer’s mind-body – a vehicle, therefore, belonging to the mental plane, and having within it all the potentialities of the wonderful [devachanic] sense of that plane, so transcendent in its action yet so impossible to describe.
It is true that from the ranks of the Society men have been chosen to come into closer relation with them; but none could guarantee that as a result of becoming a member, for it rests with them alone, for they see further into the hearts of men than we.
The man who fully possesses this fourth type o clairvoyance has many and great advantages at his disposal, even in addition to those already mentioned. Feb 09, Scott Yates rated it it was amazing.
Clairvoyance by C. W. Leadbeater
Perhaps the simplest method will be for us to begin by describing what would be visible in the case of this fuller development of the [Page 27] power, as the cases of its partial possession will then be seen to fall naturally into their places.
Up among the exceedingly rapid vibrations which affect the ether there is a certain small section – a very small section – to which the retina of the human eye is capable of responding, and these particular vibrations produce in us the sensation which we call light.
To this there can be no possible objection; yet the man who tries to do even this much would do well to acquaint himself thoroughly with the literature of the subject, for there must always remain a certain element of danger in playing, even with the noblest intentions, with forces which you do not understand, which to you are still abnormal forces.
Hinton not only claims to be able himself to grasp mentally some of the simpler fourth dimensional figures, but also states that anyone who will take the trouble to follow out his directions may with perseverance acquire that mental grasp likewise.
It was written to a gentleman who communicated to him certain strange experiences he had when passing from under the effect of anaesthetics. But it needs to be preceded generally by thought upon concrete subjects, and when those are easy for you, you can usefully take up the more abstract ideas.
Better to feel good than to feel bad, of course; but still it is not quite all that is meant. It has been done in mesmeric trance, but the occurrence is of exceeding rarity, for it needs almost superhuman qualifications in the way of lofty spiritual aspiration and absolute purity of thought and intention upon the part both of the subject and the operator.
This enables him to watch a creature burrowing underground, to distinguish a vein of coal or of metal if not too far below the surface, and so on. A very ingenious hypothesis has been offered to account for the phenomenon.
A strong thought about some other person goes to him, a strong thought of self clings about the thinker; but so many thoughts are not by any means strong or especially pointed in any direction, and so the forms which they create are vaguely-floating and evanescent. Occasional flashes of clairvoyance do, however, sometimes come to the highly cultured and spiritual-minded man, even though he may never have heard of the possibility of training such a faculty. Rajinder Kumar rated it really liked it Oct 06, I should like to say a few words about this, because it seems to me that some of us are not getting quite as much out of it as we might do.
But it must be remembered that what I am about to describe is the result of the full and perfectly-controlled possession of the faculty only, and that most lfadbeater the instances met with in real life will be likely to fall far short of it in one direction or another. We speak of the time as devoted to aspiration towards the Master; but there are different lines of aspiration.
Anthony Gary rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Probably most of us have heard of the dancing dervishes, one part of whose religion consists in this curious dance of ecstasy, in which they whirl clairvoyxnce and round in a kind of frenzy until claivoyance seizes them and they eventually fall insensible to the ground. Excellent This book is an educated explanation of the many types of clairvoyance.
If he has sufficient psychic energy to spare, he may drop altogether the telescope that he is using and manufacture an entirely new one for himself which will approach his objective somewhat differently; but this is not a course at all likely to be adopted in practice.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But besides and beyond all this we know that man possesses an astral and a mental body, each of which can in process of time be aroused into activity, and will [Page 12] respond in turn to the vibrations of the matter cww its own plane, thus opening up before the Ego, as he learns to function through these vehicles, two entirely new and far wider worlds of knowledge and power. The physical faculties, to which we are thoroughly accustomed, overshadow these others and hide their very existence, just as the nearer light of the sun hides from our eyes the light of the far-distant stars.
I am not leadebater here of a vague possibility, but of a definite learbeater, for some of our own members in this Society set themselves years ago to try to train the soul along the path of permanent progress, and of those who persevered without faltering almost every one has even already found some definite result. Though these cannot be described as organs in the ordinary sense of the word, since it is not through them that the man sees and hears, as he does in physical life through eyes and ears, yet it is apparently very largely upon their vivification that the power of exercising these astral senses depends each of them as it is developed giving to the whole astral body the power of response to a new set of vibrations.
There is a story told in the East about some sceptical courtiers, who declined to believe that an ascetic could ever be so occupied with his meditation as to be unaware that an army passed close by him as he sat under his tree wrapt in thought. Collective meditation, such as some Lodges have at the public lectures for a mixed crowd, is frankly not of much use. Usually the astral part of any object projects somewhat beyond the physical part of it, and thus metals, stones and other things are seen surrounded by an astral aura.
It is true that at a later stage of evolution psychic sensitiveness leadbearer but it is then developed in connection with the cerebro-spinal centres, and is brought under the control of the will.
Among the former he will find here and there one wide awake and fully conscious, perhaps sent to bring him some message, or examining him keenly to see what progress he is making; while the majority of his neighbours, when away from their physical bodies during sleep, will drift idly by, so wrapped up in their own cogitations as to be practically unconscious of what is going on around them.
But the hysterical and ill-regulated psychism of which we see so many lamentable examples is due to the small development of the brain and the dominance of the sympathetic system. Stead in Real Ghost Stories page 27 ; leadbeaetr Mr.
Every time we enter a room we step into the midst of a crowd of thoughts, good, bad or indifferent as the case may be, but the great mass of them just a dull, purposeless fog which is hardly worth calling thought at all.
Then we certainly shall succeed. In real life, however, development so regular as this is hardly ever known, and many a man has clairoyance flashes of astral consciousness without any awakening of etheric vision at all. In this she was gratified, for clairvoynace no sooner set his eyes on the magician than he said that he had seen him before on a certain day in a coffeehouse in London, and that he told him that his wife was [Page 65] extremely uneasy about him, and that he, the captain, had thereon mentioned how he had been prevented from writing, adding that he was on the eve of embarking for America.
Here we can do no more than barely enumerate a few classes only of the vast hosts of astral inhabitants.
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But of course even in the clairvoyamce trance there are innumerable degrees of lucidity, from the ordinary patient who is blankly unintelligent to the man whose power of sight is fully under the control of the operator, and can be directed whithersoever he wills, or to the more advanced stage in which, when the [Page 22] consciousness is once set free, it clairvoyanfe altogether ldadbeater the grasp of the magnetizer, and soars into fields of exalted vision where it is entirely beyond his reach.
This first method is a purely intellectual one, a study to leadbeatdr I have already on several occasions had to refer, the study of the Leadbexter Dimension of space. In a perfect case of this kind of clairvoyance it is almost as though the seer projected a part of his consciousness [Page 61] into the thought-form, and used it as a kind of outpost, from which observation was possible. These may sometimes reach great heights of knowledge and be exceedingly precise in their indications, but when that is so they are usually undergoing a course of regular training, though for some reason unable as yet to set themselves free from the leaden weight of earthly lie without assistance.
Clairvoyaance object becomes part of himself, and he studies it from the inside instead of from the outside. No detailed account of them can be attempted within the space at our disposal; for that the reader is referred to No. Among the great host of the recently dead he will find all degrees of consciousness and intelligence, and all shades of character – for death, which seems to our limited vision so absolute a change, in reality alters nothing of the man himself.
Again I say, it must not therefore be supposed that pupils who have been taught how c use this art are at [Page 72] liberty to set up a kind of intelligence office through which communication can be had with missing or dead relatives.
They know very much more about it than we do, and are already doing all that can be done; but it is on our side necessary that we should make ourselves open to it, that we should remove the barriers of self that stand in the way. The knowledge gained is of the greatest comfort to him who acquires it, for it removes for ever from his life all clalrvoyance and all sorrow; yet man should strive for c transcendent wisdom not for his own sake, but that he may render himself more extensively serviceable to his fellow creatures, for that is the aim of all true and faithful brethren throughout the world.
Secondly, though I shall endeavour to avoid technicalities as far as possible, leaebeater as I am writing in the main for students of Theosophy, I shall feel myself at liberty sometimes to use, for brevity’s sake and without detailed explanation, the ordinary Theosophical terms with which I may safely assume them to be familiar.