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

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

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

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 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

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)

VI. The Principle of Polarity

The Rosicrucians teach that there are Seven Cosmic Principles present and operating throughout the Cosmos, and extending even to its smallest activities. The sixth cosmic principle is called: The Principle of Polarity. The Principle of Polarity manifests that universal fact of "the pairs of opposites," or "the antinomies," which is apparent in all the manifested … Continue reading VI. The Principle of Polarity

IV. The Principle of Rhythm

The Rosicrucians teach that there are Seven Cosmic Principles present and operating throughout the Cosmos, and extending even to its smallest activities. The fourth cosmic principle is called: The Principle of Rhythm. The Principle of Rhythm manifests that universal regular swing or time-beat which is apparent in all the manifested world, from its highest to … Continue reading IV. The Principle of Rhythm

A Psychic Witch’s Experience

There are many occult phenomena that relate to the clairs, although some people refer to them as hallucinations. Some of these eventful circumstances are at random and some are at will. It all depends on the intent, determination and skill of the psychic. Some say that one's magical experiences should always be kept private, for … Continue reading A Psychic Witch’s Experience