The pleasure derived from music is mainly intellectual

In Hearing, the functions of sensation and perception are perhaps more nearly balanced than in any other of the senses. The subjective character of various sounds, as sources of pleasure or pain to the hearer, maybe contrasted with their objective character, as resembling or differing from each other; and as in the latter relation this … Continue reading The pleasure derived from music is mainly intellectual

Taste, like smell, is thus a modification of touch

The principal characteristics of the sense of Smell are common to that of Taste also. The two senses resemble each other in being both powerful as instruments of feeling, and proportionally weak as sources of information. Tastes, like smells, admit of hardly any classification, except in respect of their relation to the sensitive organism, as … Continue reading Taste, like smell, is thus a modification of touch

The true object of smell is to be found in the odorous particles

In Smell, as in the other senses, it is necessary to distinguish between the sensation itself and its object, which, in ordinary language, are not unfrequently confounded together. Thus we speak of the organ of smell, and of the smell of a rose, using the same term indifferently to signify the act of inhaling an … Continue reading The true object of smell is to be found in the odorous particles

The stronger the sensation, the weaker the perception

Perception is sometimes defined as “ the knowledge we obtain, by means of our sensations, of the qualities of matter.” This definition may be admitted, if matter is understood as including our own bodily organism, as well as the extra-organic objects to which it is related. The former is the only kind of matter that … Continue reading The stronger the sensation, the weaker the perception

Perception proper is the consciousness of the existence of our body

Sensation, in its most general acceptation, is sometimes used to signify the whole of that portion of considerable misunderstanding. Etymologically, the term should denote a turning lack of the mind upon an object previously existing, so that the existence of a state of consciousness is distinct from the reflection on that state. In this sense, … Continue reading Perception proper is the consciousness of the existence of our body

The Matter of intuitive consciousness

Space and time are known to us as formal conditions of consciousness; whether they are anything more than such conditions is a question which at present we have no means of answering. The laws of consciousness must be primarily manifested as binding upon the conscious mind. As such, they necessarily accompany every manifestation of consciousness; … Continue reading The Matter of intuitive consciousness

Consciousness is the result of a human intellect

Consciousness is the result of a human intellect acting in conjunction with a human organisation; and if we withdraw or mutilate either element, we produce, not an actual man, but a hypothetical monster. A being endowed, according to the hypothesis of Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, with a sense of smell only, and identifying himself with … Continue reading Consciousness is the result of a human intellect

The mind is but the passive recipient of impressions from without

The exercise of the locomotive faculty implies a consciousness of space as containing our own body; but the idea of space cannot be said to be derived from locomotion, since the mere volition to move implies a prior consciousness of this relation. Space is thus not by itself an object of sensible intuition, but forms … Continue reading The mind is but the passive recipient of impressions from without

Space is the form or mental condition of our perception

Space is the form or mental condition of our perception of external objects. The phenomena of the material world may vary in an infinite number of ways; but, under every variety, they retain the condition of existing in space, either as being themselves sensibly extended, or as having a local position in the sensitive organism. … Continue reading Space is the form or mental condition of our perception

Preservative Consciousness

In adopting the term presentation or intuition, to express the consciousness of any individual affection of the mind, a writer may be liable to the charge of innovation, in what was, at least in the last generation, the established language of English philosophy. But in this case necessity has no law. We need a term … Continue reading Preservative Consciousness

The general denomination of Intuitions

The distinctive feature of presentative consciousness consists in the fact that it is caused by the actual presence of an individual object, whether thing, act, or state of mind, occupying a definite position in time, or in space, or in both. It is true that this object is not discerned as such, and the consciousness … Continue reading The general denomination of Intuitions

Our personal consciousness

Human consciousness, then, in the only form in which it can be examined and described, is a compound of various elements, of whose separate action, if it ever existed, we retain no remembrance, and therefore no power of reproducing ie. thought. It is impossible to have a distinct conception of an act of pure sensation— … Continue reading Our personal consciousness

Does astral affect the land?

Nothing is safe on earth. In the physical plane, worms can feed off the human body as well as off our plants, trees and animals. Just like in the physical plane. Astral parasites feed off humans, animals and plants. Some of the fresh vegetables and fruits that we eat are infested. Trees are dying for … Continue reading Does astral affect the land?

One step further: Time through the eyes of a psychic

As per Wikipedia: "Galileo, Newton, and most people up until the 20th century thought that time was the same for everyone everywhere. This is the basis for timelines, where time is a parameter. The modern understanding of time is based on Einstein's theory of relativity, in which rates of time run differently depending on relative … Continue reading One step further: Time through the eyes of a psychic

Thoughts on Nonlocality: Through the eyes of a psychic

As psychics with abilities such as the clair senses, we see life with an added pair of glasses. We see life in the context of nonlocality. For example, when we use clairaudience as an ability, we are using the method of communication between a clairaudient and the unseen entity. How is that possible? Where is … Continue reading Thoughts on Nonlocality: Through the eyes of a psychic

Consciousness of things and thoughts

The mind, like the body, acquires its functions by insensible degrees, “ unseen, yet crescive in its faculty,” and we find ourselves in the possession and exercise of nature’s gifts without being able to say how we acquired them. Consciousness proper, as above described, must possess in some degree the attributes of clearness and distinctness. … Continue reading Consciousness of things and thoughts

Astral Parasites

Astral parasites enter the atmosphere through leaking from one world to the next. They pass through electrical outlets, equipment or tools. They invade the rivers, the lakes, the oceans, the animals, the plants, the food supply. They ooze through, unseen at first, and then through clairvoyance they are seen and through clairsentience they are felt. … Continue reading Astral Parasites

Quick advice for astral workers

The astral plane is important to be explored because it assists humans to understand where they go when they die. However, the astral plane can be a scary place, just like when you land in a violent or criminal location. You fear for your life. Well, the astral is the same. Dead humans who have … Continue reading Quick advice for astral workers

What is astral science

Astral science is a science because it requires knowledge of its rules, its policies, its ways, its purpose, its agenda, its outcome. Every subject that has all the stated requirements has the title of science. Astral science is heading to the discovery of a world other than the physical, but which is the same than … Continue reading What is astral science

How astral energies affect human health

The astral realm affects human health by causing illnesses, ills, suicides, negative behaviors as well as by inducing drug need, alcohol need, criminal activities, and murders. The astral realm, by leaking the venom of the negative entities and pests into the electrical, atmospheric, water, electronic source or mode of living -- causes disturbances in the … Continue reading How astral energies affect human health

The Inhabitants of the Astral Plane

In the physical plane, you will encounter humans, animals, insects, trees, water systems, and so forth. Many types of entities live on the physical plane. Well, it is the same on the astral plane. Many types of entities live there too - dead humans, dead animals, pests and parasites, and all other sorts of energetic … Continue reading The Inhabitants of the Astral Plane

The Universe: Through The Eyes Of A Psychic

The universe is all of space and time, of energy and matter. It contains planets, stars, galaxies, you, me, and things you can't see. There are many universes out there. And they are all functioning at their own pace, at their own rhythm. Our universe is just one of them. It is hard to conceive … Continue reading The Universe: Through The Eyes Of A Psychic

I know that I know

An animal at this stage of intelligence might, for instance, he beaten for a fault, and the recurrence of the fault might naturally suggest an imagination of the pain; but this imagination need not be consciously regarded as a remembrance of pain felt at a former time. The reproduction would be spontaneous, not voluntary, and … Continue reading I know that I know

An indefinite sense of uneasiness

Let us suppose, for instance the existence of a being, furnished with human organs of sensation, but with no power of remembering or reflecting upon the objects presented to them, and no continuance of any impression beyond the moment of its actual presence. It is probable that, in such a case, though diverse objects might … Continue reading An indefinite sense of uneasiness

To have a complete consciousness

In every complete act of consciousness offered to us for analysis, the presentative and representative elements are combined; and without such a combination it would appear as if consciousness, properly so called, could have no existence. To have a complete consciousness, for example, of any particular object of sense, say of an oak-tree, two conditions … Continue reading To have a complete consciousness

Presentative and representative consciousness

It is sufficient for our present purpose to state, that whatever occupies a distinct portion of space, however arbitrarily distinguished, is an individual object of external intuition; and whatever occupies a distinct moment of time, without extension in space, is an individual object of internal intuition. On the other hand, general notions or concepts, as … Continue reading Presentative and representative consciousness

Time is to individual phenomena of mind

The individual is thus the ultimate object of all actual consciousness; in intuition directly, and in thought indirectly. To complete our explanation, we must therefore determine what is meant by an individual. By the term an individual is meant, in psychology, no more than an object occupying a definite position in space or time. It … Continue reading Time is to individual phenomena of mind

The ultimate object of all consciousness

The same distinction is applicable to mental as well as to bodily phenomena. I feel an emotion of anger; I am conscious of its presence now, as a definite state of mind distinguishable from others. This consciousness is presentative. When the angry fit is over, I meditate upon my past state, and recall in imagination … Continue reading The ultimate object of all consciousness

Consciousness, in its relation to the subject

Consciousness, in its relation to the subject or person conscious, is of two kinds or rather, is composed of two elements—the presentative or intuitive, and the representative or reflective. The phenomena of the former class maybe distinguished by the general name of Intuitions; those of the latter by that of Thoughts. Presentative or intuitive consciousness … Continue reading Consciousness, in its relation to the subject

The facts of consciousness

Physical science does not trouble itself with the inquiry, whether the objects which it investigates are real or apparent; qualities of matter or modes of the spectator’s own mind; whether they are gained directly or indirectly; by innate or acquired powers, by one faculty of the mind alone or by the union of many. Its … Continue reading The facts of consciousness

The whole cycle of human knowledge

The study of the master-minds of the human race is almost equally instructive in what they achieved and in what they failed to achieve; and speculations which are far from solving the riddle of existence have their use in teaching us why it is insoluble. Thus it appears that the term Metaphysics has been at … Continue reading The whole cycle of human knowledge

The cause of change

A short analysis of the principal subjects treated of in the Metaphysics of Aristotle will serve to exhibit the details of the former method, as far as our present limits will permit, the unchanging principle of all change and motion. Sensible substances, the objects of physical science, are subject to change; and all change implies … Continue reading The cause of change

A channeling message pitfall

In 2007, Isabel, one of our psychics decided to channel Ascended Master Kuthumi. She had channeled several ascended masters that same year and their message had been about love, peace, enlightenment, compassion, knowledge and wisdom. Isabel was exhilarated with this new gift she was utilizing at will. The beginning of the message given to Isabel … Continue reading A channeling message pitfall

What is the relation of self-evidence to reality?

As the metaphysical writings of Aristotle and his followers are likely to be but little known to the majority of modern readers, it may be useful to add a brief account of the ancient method of treating the subject, which will serve at the same time to exhibit more clearly the chasm which separates the … Continue reading What is the relation of self-evidence to reality?

The laws of things and the laws of thought

If Aristotle for a moment grasped the important truth, that the laws of things and the laws of thought were alike objects of metaphysical inquiry, the conviction produced hardly any result in the details of his treatment: his psychology allied itself chiefly to physics: his metaphysics, after its introductory chapter, deserted the track of psychology. … Continue reading The laws of things and the laws of thought

The hidden element of reality

The problem has thus a twofold aspect, as related to the conditions of being and to the conditions of thought; and its solution may be attempted from the one or the other starting-point. We may commence with abstract principles of being in general, and endeavour to deduce & priori the essential characteristics of existence per … Continue reading The hidden element of reality

A seer’s worst nightmare

One of our psychics always finds himself embedded in his prophetic dreams. It stands as a reminder to him that empathy connects him to the pain and suffering of others, no matter the circumstances. As we know, prophecies are not stuck to specific dates. They can take days, weeks, months or years to occur. On … Continue reading A seer’s worst nightmare

The Philosophy of Consciousness

Metaphysics has been defined by Aristotle (and the definition may be for the present provisionally accepted) as the science which contemplates being as being, and the attributes which belong to it as such. The latter definition, while verbally resembling the former, exhibits, in fact, an important modification of it; for it implies that the progress … Continue reading The Philosophy of Consciousness