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He can see and study at leisure all the other inhabitants of that plane, so that the great world of the nature-spirits of which the traditional fairy-land is but a very small part lies open before him, and even that of some of the lower devas.
In both these leadbeatr, and between them both, there is going on at every moment of time the rapid inter-circulation of the particles which has been described, so that leabeater one watches the movement of the molecules in the astral body one is reminded of the appearance of those in fiercely boiling water.
Astral sight, when it is cramped by being directed along what is practically a tube, is limited very much as physical sight would be under similar circumstances; though if possessed in perfection it will still continue to show, even at that distance, the auras, and therefore all the emotions and most of the thoughts of the people under observation.
Leadbeater went on to write over 69 books and pamphlets that examined in detail the hidden side of life as well as maintain regular speaking engagements. No trivia or quizzes yet. In the case of another subdivision of them the solitary case has been the seeing of an apparition most commonly of some friend or relative at the point of death.
For a long time you will find, when you try to meditate, that your thoughts are continually going off at a tangent, and you do not know it till suddenly you start to find how far away they have gone.
When the neighbours were awake she told her tale to them, and they clairvohance course said she had dreamt it all; she naturally enough warmly repudiated that idea, but could obtain no credence until the news of the other side of the story arrived from West Malling,when people had to admit that there might have been something in it.
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 of the instances met with clairvkyance real leadgeater will be likely to fall far short of it in one direction or another. Instances in which this kind of sight is possessed with any degree of perfection by untrained people are naturally rarer than in the case of the previous type, because of the capacity for mental control required, and the generally finer ledbeater of the forces employed.
So that there are two things to be done if we wish to enter into this part of our heritage as evolved human beings; we must keep our too-insistent physical faculties out of the way for the time, and we must habituate ourselves to the employment of these others, which are as yet unfamiliar to us.
It will be as well to premise that it is very frequently though by no means always accompanied by what clairvoyancf called clairaudience, or the power to hear what would be inaudible to the ordinary physical [Page 6] ear; and we will for the nonce take our title as covering this faculty also, in order to leadbeateg the clumsiness of perpetually using two long words where one will suffice.
C he clairvoyacne 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.
If you will do that, if you will thus steadily continue to raise your consciousness, there will come a time when you will suddenly find that you are one with that ideal as you never were before, when you realize and understand Him as you never did before, for a new and wonderful light has somehow dawned for you, and all the world is changed, for now for the first time you know what it is claiirvoyance live, and all life before seems like darkness and death to you as compared with this.
In some such it has appeared that an astral entity was endeavouring to make some communication, and was able to impress only some unimportant detail on its subject – the useful or significant part of what it had to say failing to get through into the subject’s consciousness. Consequently he has, to a certain extent, the use of his physical powers even while he is examining the distant scene; for example, his voice would usually still be under his control, so that he could describe what he saw even while he was in the act of making clarvoyance observations.
But it is in dealing with human beings that he will most appreciate the value of this faculty, for he will often be able to help them clairviyance more effectually when he guides himself by the information which it gives him.
And though, if astral consciousness be not yet developed, these centres leadbeateer not be available on their own plane, they are still strong enough to stimulate into keener activity the etheric matter which they interpenetrate. Many extraordinary stories were told of him, and amongst the rest the following:. I have now indicated, though only in the roughest outlines, what a trained student, possessed of full astral vision, would see in the immensely wider world to which that vision introduced him; but I have said nothing of the stupendous change in his mental attitude clairrvoyance comes from the experiential certainty as to the existence of the soul, its survival after death, the action of the law of karma, and other points of equally paramount importance.
He will see this aura flooded with the beautiful rose-colour of pure affection, cpairvoyance rich blue of devotional feeling, the hard, dull brown of selfishness, the deep scarlet of angers, the horrible lurid red of sensuality, the livid grey of fear, the black clouds of hatred and malice, or any of the other hundredfold indications so easily to be read in it by a practiced eye; and thus it will be impossible for any persons to conceal from him the real state of their feelings on any subject.
I happened to be in the heart of the city leadbeaater London, where ccw present were mostly commercial or professional men with their wives.
For example, if anyone will take a good bisulphide-of-carbon prism, and by its means throw a clear spectrum [Page 10] on a sheet of white paper, and then get a number of people to mark upon the paper the extreme limits of the spectrum as it appears to them, he is fairly certain to find that their powers of vision differ appreciably.
If a man finds after some effort that it is impossible for him to make a clear thought-image, it will be well for him to seat himself before a portrait of the Master, and fix his gaze earnestly upon it while thinking as above suggested. Choose a certain fixed time for yourself, when you can be undisturbed; the early morning is in many ways the best, if that can be managed. Thousands and thousands of people who were within sight had each his own set of thoughts.
A full description of this new method, with plates, is said to be ready for the press, and is expected to appear within a year, so that intending students of this fascinating subject might do well to await its publication ]. The surest and safest way of all is to put oneself into the hands of a competent teacher, and practise only what he advises.
When there is anything hindering our progress it is always the lower self which stands in the way claifvoyance the Great Self. Feb 09, Scott Yates rated it it was amazing. The moment that the intentness of his thought fails the whole vision is gone, and he will have to construct a fresh thought-form before he can resume it. The physical brain has never been accustomed to act at all along those lines, and so it feels itself unable to attack such a problem.
But even among them such clairvoyamce are used only under the direct clairvoyanc of responsible teachers, who watch the effect upon the pupil of what is prescribed, and will at once stop him if the exercises prove unsuitable for him.
There is any amount of evidence to be had on the subject by any one who cares to study it seriously. I am ashamed of my feeble description. THE readiest and safest method of developing the higher consciousness is by means of meditation, and it is already the habit of many of our members to begin each morning by spending a few minutes in a meditation which is intended to be devoted to lezdbeater towards the Masters.
So that the alteration in size is really in the vehicle dw the student’s consciousness, and not leadbeateer anything outside of himself; and the old Oriental book has, after all, put the case more accurately than we. The most striking change produced in the appearance of inanimate objects by the acquisition of this faculty is that most of them become almost transparent, owing to the difference in wavelength of some of the vibrations to which the man has now become susceptible.
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.
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He will be able to see the aura as far up as the astral body, and though that leaves all the higher part of a man still hidden from his gaze, he will nevertheless find it possible by careful observation to learn a good deal about the higher part form what is within his reach.
Having made such an image, our thought would then run along some such line as this:. It must never be forgotten that though we constantly have to speak of “astral sight” or “astral hearing” in order to make ourselves intelligible, all that we mean by those expressions is the faculty of responding to such vibrations as convey to the man’s consciousness, when he is functioning in his astral body, information of the same character as that conveyed to him by his eyes and ears while he is in the physical body.
We are not called upon in thinking of them to imagine some new and strange kind of matter, but simply to think of the ordinary physical kind as subdivided so very much more finely and vibrating so very much more rapidly as to introduce us to what are practically entirely new conditions and qualities. This is a development that must take years, you will say. Besant’s valuable article on “Thought Forms” in Lucifer of September Most of the methods of violent suppression are injurious to the physical body, to a greater or less extent, and they all have certain undesirable characteristics in common.
Under this rather curious title I am grouping together the cases of all those people who definitely set themselves to see something, but have no idea what the something will be, and no control over the sight after the visions have begun – psychic Micawbers, who put themselves into a receptive condition, and then simply wait for something to turn up.
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 leadbeaher the far-distant stars. A moment’s consideration will show that his new vision approximates much more closely to true perception than does physical sight.
The peculiarity in this case is that among such psychics there are two varieties – one in which by being thus set free the man is enabled to make a telescope for himself, and another in which the magnetizer himself makes the telescope and the subject is simply enabled to see through it. For example, if he looks astrally at a glass cube, its sides will all appear equal, as we know they really are, whereas on the physical plane he sees the further side in perspective – that is, it appears smaller than the nearer side, which is, of course, a mere illusion due to his physical limitations.