Studies in Occultism: Psychic and noetic action

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New England Theosophical Corporation, 1895 - Occultism
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Page 121 - All he could have ; I made him just and right, Sufficient to have stood, though free to fall. Such I created all the ethereal powers And spirits, both them who stood and them who fail'd ; Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.
Page 121 - The assumption that the mind is a real being, which can be acted upon by the brain, and which can act on the body through the brain, is the only one compatible with all the facts of experience.— George T.
Page 138 - The philosophical doctrine of the soul, and its separate existence, has nothing to do with this physiological question, but rests on a species of proof altogether different. These sublime dogmas could never have been brought to light by the labours of the anatomist and physiologist. An immaterial and spiritual being could not have been discovered amid the blood and filth of the dissecting room. Now, let us examine on the testimony of the materialist how this universal solvent called the "analytical...
Page 133 - No. 11. ANIMAL MECHANISM. A Treatise on Terrestrial and Aerial Locomotion. By EJ MAREY. With 117 Illustrations. Price, $1.75. No. 12. THE HISTORY OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN RELIGION AND SCIENCE. By JOHN WM. DRAPER, MD, LL. D., author of " The Intellectual Development of Europe.
Page 165 - Now what is a medium ? The term medium, when not applied simply to things and objects, is supposed to be a person through whom the action of another person or being is either manifested or transmitted. Spiritualists believing in communications with disembodied spirits, and that these can manifest through, or impress sensitives to transmit " messages" from them, regard mediumship as a blessing and a great privilege. We Theosophists, on the other hand, who do not believe in the " communion of spirits"...
Page 135 - The phenomena of human consciousness must be regarded as activities of some other form of Real Being, than the moving molecules of the brain.
Page 153 - principle" is the Lower Self, or that, which manifesting through our organic system, acting on this plane of illusion, imagines itself the Ego Sum, and thus falls into what Buddhist philosophy brands as the "heresy of separateness".
Page 138 - Lawrence, the eminent surgeon, declared in his lectures* that : — " The philosophical doctrine of the soul, and its separate existence, has nothing to do with this physiological question, but rests on a species of proof altogether different. These sublime dogmas could never have been brought to light by the labours of the anatomist and physiologist. An immaterial and spiritual being could not have been discovered amid the blood and filth of the dissecting room.
Page 154 - animal' which it informs, the man of flesh. The Higher Ego, as part of the Essence of the UNIVERSAL MIND, is unconditionally omniscient on its own plane, and only potentially so in our terrestrial sphere, as it has to act solely through its alter Ego — the Personal Self. Now . . . the former is the vehicle of all knowledge of the past, the present and the future, and . . . it is from this fountain-head that its 'double...
Page 124 - The word idea has various meanings in the writers of metaphysic : it is here used simply for those notions of external things, which our organs of sense bring us acquainted with originally ; and is defined, a contraction, or motion, or configuration of the fibres, which, constitute the immediate organ of sense.

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