Phenomenon of Consciousness (10)

The phenomenon of consciousness has already been defined as the cognition or knowledge of the existence of self and of the Universe. The word also defines, as previously stated, a certain state or condition of the brain, in which the brain has this power of cognition of self-existence and of other simultaneous cognitions. This phenomenon … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (10)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (9)

All attempts heretofore made to account for the origin or existence of the Universe involve such contradictions or ambiguities. No rational account can be given of any phenomenon without previously accepting the existence of the physical universe as made known to consciousness through sense and cognition. A theory based on a mathematical space of four … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (9)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (8)

Every change is, therefore, A process in which energy acts UPON matter in space during time. The most complicated change is nothing more and the simplest is nothing less. Energy, matter, space and time, being necessary and sufficient for every change capable of cognition, constitute the physical elements of the Universe. The study of these … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (8)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (7)

What constitutes change? Change, as it is manifested through the organs of sense and interpreted by the power of cognition, consists in a difference between successive states of what we call the universe. We usually think of change as a change in matter. This is probably because matter, mass or substance is the vehicle through … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (7)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (6)

The physical Universe presents itself to cognition or consciousness as a continuous succession of conditions produced by change. Change is everywhere and incessant. The sum total of human knowledge is knowledge of continuous change in the present and recollection or memory of change in the past. All supposed knowledge of the future is not knowledge. … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (6)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (5)

There are, therefore, two distinct kinds or classes of cognitions: those stimulated or produced by external relations transferred into correlative internal relations within the brain through the organs of sense, that is, cognitions originating in energy transmitted by the organs of sense; and those stimulated or produced by internal relations already existing within the brain, … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (5)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (3)

The same is true of words spoken in the same room with the hearer, even spoken directly into the ear. No external word, no external sound, ever reaches the brain. There is no external sound. The only sounds ever heard in any brain are cognitions originating and existing only in the brain—cognitions of internal relations … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (3)

Phenomenon of Consciousness (1)

Two MEN Stand with their faces toward the setting sun. One has the ordinary power of vision, the other is blind. To the one there appears a beautiful phenomenon, to the other, nothing. Both are facing the same juxtaposition of elements,—energy, matter, space and time, which constitutes the sunset sky. To the one there is … Continue reading Phenomenon of Consciousness (1)

Consciousness (7)

In this form the question is unanswerable, for it is founded on false premises. The Perfect is the All, the Totality, the Sum of Being. Within its infinity, as above said, is everything contained, every potentiality, as well as actuality, of existence. All that has been, is, will be, can be, ever is in that … Continue reading Consciousness (7)

Consciousness (6)

In matter far subtler than the physical—as mind-stuff—the creative power of consciousness is more readily seen than in the dense material of the physical plane. Matter becomes dense or rare, and changes its combinations and forms, according to the thoughts of a consciousness active therein. While the fundamental atoms—due to the Logic thought—remain unchanged, they … Continue reading Consciousness (6)

Consciousness (5)

Consciousness dealing with a definite time, however long or short, with a definite space, however vast or restricted, is individual, that of a concrete Being, a Lord of many universes, or some universes, or a universe, or of any so-called portion of a universe, his portion and to him therefore a universe—these terms varying as … Continue reading Consciousness (5)

Consciousness (4)

To say this is not to materialise consciousness, but only to recognise the fact that the two primary opposites, consciousness and matter, are straightly bound together, are never apart, not even in the highest Being. Matter is limitation, and without limitation consciousness is not. So far from materialising consciousness, it puts it as a concept … Continue reading Consciousness (4)

Consciousness (2)

This leads us to our next point: the existence of consciousness implies a lion into two aspects of the fundamental all-underlying Unity. The modern name of consciousness, " awareness," equally implies this. For you cannot hang up awareness in the void: awareness implies something of which it is aware, a duality at the least. Otherwise … Continue reading Consciousness (2)

Consciousness (1)

The Meaning of the Word. Let us now consider what we mean by consciousness, and see if this consideration will build for us the much longed-for "bridge," which is the despair of modern thought, between consciousness and matter, will span for us the "gulf" alleged to exist for ever between them. To begin with a … Continue reading Consciousness (1)

Thought Forms (9)

Perhaps the supreme example of a thought-form is that known in the Christian Church as the Angel of the Presence. This is not a member of the kingdom of the Angels, but a thought-form of the Christ, wearing His likeness and being an extension of the consciousness of the Christ Himself. It is by means … Continue reading Thought Forms (9)

Thought Forms (8)

There is, however, a type of clairvoyance rather more advanced than ordinary clairvoyance, necessitating a certain amount of control upon the mental plane. It is necessary to retain so much hold over a newly created thought-form as will render it possible to receive impressions by means of it. Such impressions as were made upon the … Continue reading Thought Forms (8)

Thought Waves (3)

A thought-wave or vibration thus conveys the character of the thought, but not its subject. If a Hindu sits wrapped in devotion to Krishna, the thought-waves which pour forth from him stimulate devotion in all those who come under their influence, though in the case of a Muslim, that devotion to Allah, while for the … Continue reading Thought Waves (3)

The Mental Plane (11)

Let us now consider, in this light, the relations between the higher and lower mind and their action on the brain. The mind, Manas, the Thinker is one, and is the Self in the causal body; it is the source of innumerable energies, of vibrations of innumerable kinds. These it sends out, raying outwards from … Continue reading The Mental Plane (11)

The Mental Plane (10)

A very little reflection will convince anyone how little material, suitable for the growth of this lofty body, he affords by his daily life; hence the slowness of evolution, the little progress made. The Thinker should have more of himself to put out in each successive life, and, when this is the case, evolution goes … Continue reading The Mental Plane (10)

The Mental Plane (7)

We have seen that the mental body is so closely mingled with the astral, that they act as a single body, but the dawning mental faculties add to the astral passions a certain strength and quality not apparent in them when they work as purely animal qualities. The impressions made on the mental body are … Continue reading The Mental Plane (7)

The Mental Plane (6)

Let us now turn to the study of the Thinker and his vesture as they are found in men on earth. The body of the consciousness, conditioning it in the four lower subdivisions of the mental plane—the mental body, as we term it —is formed of combinations of the matter of these subdivisions. The Thinker, … Continue reading The Mental Plane (6)

The Mental Plane (1)

The mental plane, as its name implies, is that which belongs to consciousness working as thought; not of the mind as it works through the brain, but as it works in its own world, unencumbered with physical spirit-matter. This world is the world of the real man. The word ‘‘ man ” comes from the … Continue reading The Mental Plane (1)

III. The Principle of Vibration

The Rosicrucians teach that there are Seven Cosmic Principles present and operating throughout the Cosmos, and extending even to its smallest activities. The third cosmic principle is called: The Principle of Vibration. The Principle of Vibration manifests in the manifestation of a state of vibration in everything in the Manifested Cosmos. It is voiced by … Continue reading III. The Principle of Vibration

I. The Principle of Correspondence

The Rosicrucians teach that there are Seven Cosmic Principles present and operating throughout the Cosmos, and extending even to its smallest activities. The first cosmic principle is called "The Principle of Correspondence". The Principle of Correspondence manifests in a certain correspondence or analogy or agreement between manifestations of the various planes of activity in the … Continue reading I. The Principle of Correspondence