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What to Eat When Saturn, Jupiter or Neptune is Afflicted

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TO keep the human engine running there must be present a fuel supply which can be burned. If the fuel supply becomes exhausted the engine stops running; the person dies of starvation. To prevent this catastrophe people commonly supply the body with fuel by eating several times a day. But as such an intake of […]

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What to Eat When Sun, Moon or Pluto is Afflicted

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THE human body is an engine which is kept running by the burning of fuel. Yet other things besides fuel are necessary to keep it moving properly, just as an automobile requires lubricating oil, water for cooling, grease for the working parts, and an electrical ignition system. When the electrical ignition system (Uranus) goes wrong […]

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What to Eat When Mercury or Uranus is Afflicted

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MAN is a two-plane organism whose outer plane body is composed of physical cells and structures and whose inner-plane body is composed of thought-cells and thought-structures. He is influenced about equally by his outer-plane environment and by his inner-plane environment. Heat and cold, rain and wind, food and people and inanimate objects affect his physical […]

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How to Keep Mentally and Physically Fit

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ANY job can be done more effectively if the tools which must be used in doing it are in good shape than if those tools are defective. And this applies to machine tools quite as much as to hand tools. On earth each individual has certain functions to perform. And the machine tools he must […]

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Spiritual Trends in Personal Conduct

DOUBTLESS you have walked down Broadway during the busy hour, or at least you have been in an auto at a time when there was great congestion of traffic. And under such circumstances you found that you had no great difficulty so long as you kept step with the procession. So long as you walked […]

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Spiritual Hindrance by Family and Friends

MUCH observation indicates there is a principle, operating largely through psychokinesis, that strongly resists the effort of the individual to step from the path to which his feet have long been accustomed. Almost as soon as the neophyte resolves to do some particular thing, or not to do something which to him is customary, he […]

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Avenues to Illumination

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OCCULT and mystical literature of all ages abounds with references to a state of inner knowledge, often mentioned as a state of absolute knowledge, in which the soul seems to identify itself with the object on which the mind dwells, or with the information sought, and from this mystical blend an undeniable conviction floods the […]

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The First Three Habits A Neophyte Should Adopt

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THROUGHOUT our studies of the occult the thing we find stressed most is the importance of character. The character and I the soul are assumed to be identical. And it is recognized that in the presence of a given inner-plane weather, in the presence of a certain influence radiated by an object, in the presence […]

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Three Things Every Neophyte Should Know

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PERSONAL alchemy embraces the various changes which the devotee of The Religion of the Stars must make in his manner of living as he ascends the spiral ladder in his effort to become that crowning glory of earth, the perfect man, or adept. The most important function of a religion is to instruct people how […]

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Discerning God’s Great Plan

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We have become familiar with the Hermetic Axiom, “As it is below, so it is above,” as witnessed in the construction of the material universe and in the relation of man to the stars, but few are familiar with the operation of this axiom as applied to all those intelligences which we designate as souls. […]

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The Universal Moral Code

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According to Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, which has been sufficiently verified through observation and experiment that it is taught now in most universities, objects under the conditions which normally obtain on the earth behave in the manner commonly recognized, but if their speed is increased tremendously the commonly recognized properties vanish, and other properties […]

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The Universal Law of Compensation

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In our quest for the meaning of life, and in our effort to formulate the Law of Soul Progression, we have now arrived at certain definite conclusions. We have decided that any manifestation of intelligence implies a soul, and that back of the soul there is always an ego supplying it with the urge to […]

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The Uses of Pleasure and Pain

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Of all the motives, those arising from the power urges are the most persistent and the most insistent, as Chapter 9, Course 14, Occultism Applied explains in detail. These are the urges which ever impel intelligences to desire to be important, to be unique, to express individuality, and in man to gain and retain self-esteem. […]

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The Universal Law of Soul Progression

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It was the limit of his vision, and the misinterpretation of what he did see, that caused man a few short centuries ago to consider each inanimate object to be a unique thing, specially created, and subject to a special law, applicable to it but inapplicable to other things. Newton releasedthe mind of man from […]

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Every Life-Form Manifests a Soul

To expand man’s conception of the universe has been accomplished with the utmost difficulty. It has even been accomplished at great peril to those audacious enough to question the accuracy of prevalent opinion. Galileo, Copernicus, and their followers had a ratherrough time of it when they endeavored to induce people to abandon the idea that […]

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The Ceaseless Surge of Life

The tide of life surges ceaselessly upon the shore of our tiny planet. And the line between the organic and the inorganic is so thin that even the clairvoyant gaze is often unable to differentiate it clearly. For life abounds on every hand, in forms commonly consideredinsensate as well as in more complex structures, and […]

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Sciatica – Yellow Fever

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SCIATICA Birth-chart constants: Mercury or Uranus severely afflicted, and a planet afflicted in Sagittarius or less commonly Jupiter afflicted. Progressed constants: An affliction involving Mercury or Uranus, or an aspect involving Mercury or Uranus at the same time there are severe rallying forces, and an aspect involving a planet in Sagittarius, or less commonly involving […]

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Nervous Breakdown – Scarlet Fever

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NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Birth-chart constants: Mercury afflicted and an upper octave planet prominent and afflicted. Progressed constants: An aspect involving Mercury and an aspect involving an upper-octave planet at the same time there are severe rallying forces. Stellar Treatment: The neurosis leading to a nervous breakdown may be promoted by fatigue, undernutrition or a toxic condition, […]

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Headache – Mumps

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HEADACHE Birth-chart constants: A wide variety, depending on the malady which expresses as headache. A planet in Aries, especially if afflicted, tends toward headache. Progressed constants: According to the disease, but made more likely by an aspect involving Mars, and especially involving a planet in Aries. Stellar Treatment: Headache may be due to afflictions of […]

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Cyst – Hay Fever

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THE One Degree Rule For All Progressed Aspects is Valid –For their research work near the end of 1947, Elbert Benjamine and W. M. A. Drake rechecked the progressed aspects in all the research charts (reports on some of which had been made before there was any ephemeris of Pluto) in which the original report indicated […]

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Blindness – Coronary Thrombosis

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FOR their research work during the first half of 1947, Elbert Benjamine and W. M. A. Drake decided to find out how often a major event, whatever it may be, takes place on one of the peaks of power due to the reinforcement effect of a minor progressed aspect. They therefore calculated the minor progressed […]

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Abdominal Troubles Bleeding

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TO make the instructions on stellar dynamics complete, in Chapter 06 it was explained how to find the reinforcement power of minor progressed aspects on any date while they were within orb, and how to calculate the total power and harmony or discord of any sign or house on any date. Such calculations, however, are […]

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Diagnosis and Treatment

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FROM the emphasis placed on environmental facilities to assist or hinder the thought-cells in bringing the physical events they desire to pass it will be apparent that, while these lessons present what we believe to be the most effective of all non-physical methods of treatment, there is no intent to disparage supplementing stellar healing with […]

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Stellar Healing in Practice

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THE highest function of the healing art is not to cure the sick, but to keep people well. We need those who can cure disease. But even more we need those who can keep disease from manifesting. The more enlightened we become the more the healer’s duty and his fame will rest on keeping his […]

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Technique of Stellar Healing

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STELLAR healing was practiced not only in ancient Egypt, but it was practiced by Jesus and the disciples, and by those who follow their methods even to this day, as Healing by Laying On Of Hands. It is true that Jesus, and those who as healers followed in his footsteps, emphasized faith. That is, as […]

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Principles of Stellar Healing

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FROM what has been said relative to stellar anatomy and stellar diagnosis it should be apparent that, whether or not their practitioners recognize it, the success of all non-physical methods of treatment– including Metaphysical healing, New Thought healing, Christian Truth healing, Mental healing, Divine healing and Yoga healing–depends upon altering the composition, the activity or […]

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Basis of Stellar Diagnosis

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BECAUSE the astral body of man is composed of psychoplasm, organized into stellar-cells and stellar structures, which determine the condition of the cells and tissues of the physical body, a map of these stellar cells and structures, such as the birth-chart and progressed planetary positions afford, provides an unusually reliable method of diagnosis. In so […]

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Stellar Anatomy

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ONE who practices Stellar Healing should possess a much more detailed knowledge of the stellar, or astral body than is necessary for the successful practice of natal astrology. Such detailed information of the composition of the finer body is as important to the stellar healer as is detailed knowledge of physical anatomy to the surgeon. […]

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Tornadoes and Hurricanes

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hen all three weather charts show unusual violence at the place for which they are erected, and especially if at the time erected there is a progressed aspect to the Ascendant, we may be sure that storms or other destructive weather will occur in the region covered by the charts. If the chief destruction is […]

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Unusual Weather

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ow that we have given some study to Temperature Charts and the dates on which temperature variations should occur, Air Movement Charts and the dates on which wind variations should occur, and Moisture Charts, and the dates on which precipitation should occur, we are prepared to considercharts indicating not just ordinary variations, but unusual variations […]

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Astrological Moisture Charts

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or determining the amount of rain that will fall during a season, the Temperature Chart for that season must be consulted. But within the season, such rain as does fall will come down during those weeks that show the most wetness in the Moisture Charts. And within the week which shows rain willfall, the precipitation […]

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Astrological Air Movement Charts

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n judging the prevalence and velocity of the wind for any period, not only must the Air Movement Chart be considered, but also the Temperature Chart for the season. If the Temperature Chart does not indicate wind for the season, it takes an Air Movement Chart showing much activity to give even a moderate amount […]

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Astrological Temperature Charts

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ecause, as already indicated, temperature is the most important influence both in air movements and in the precipitation of moisture, not only the temperature, but much about wind and moisture in their general effect on the season can be learned from the Temperature Chart. But the days during the season when such wind and moisture, […]

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Reading Astrological Weather Charts

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ow to predict the weather correctly by means of astrology depends upon the ability of the predictor rightly to discern the parallels between the inner-plane weather and the outer-plane weather. The condition of the inner-plane weather, and therefore the condition of the outer-plane weather, is influenced in general by the signs occupied by the planets […]

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Astrological Weather Predicting

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WEATHER predicting according to the Hermetic System here set forth is exclusively astrological. Variations in solar radiation as affecting the temperature and consequent weather changes are not considered, nor are sun-spot periods which undoubtedly have much influence upon theweather, nor volcanic eruptions which shut heat from the earth by extensive blankets of dust. The electromagnetic […]

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The Wholesome Pathway

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It should be plain to any individual that an energy is capable of being diverted to a wide variety of uses, and that some of these possible applications are destructive in character and that other possible applications are constructive in their work. Even dynamite must be used to blast the building occupied by public officials, […]

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Press, Radio and Billboard

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One can hardly consider any treatment of the imponderable forces affecting human life as at all adequate which omits the various agencies of propaganda. Commonly these agencies commence their work soon after we arise in the morning; at least as soon as we turn on the radio or glance at the morning paper. As we […]

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Ritual and Religion

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If we are to discern the significance and value of ritual in religion it becomes necessary to trace that ritual back to more primitive times and people and learn what it originally meant. For, without exception, these rituals are merely modifications of practices handed down from an age in which the priest followed the same […]

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Sorcery and Witchcraft

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In considering sorcery and witchcraft we leave behind the domain of white magic and gray magic; for sorcery implies the aid of evil spirits, and witchcraft is a type of the black art. Nor do we approach these subjects for the purpose of instructing anyone in these nefarious practices. Instead, let us hope to become […]

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Ceremonial Magic

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Ceremonial magic embraces those magical practices in which there is more or less definite ritual, and in which, often, specially prepared equipment, such as wands, circles, pentacles, inscriptions, formulas, etc., are used. Such magic may be black, white, or gray; depending upon the motive and the effect produced, or which it is desired to produce. […]

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Sympathies and Antipathies

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OSUPPOSE that no one will be so hardy as to deny that a given environment affects different people in markedly different ways. Most of us know those who become chilled and so devitalized that their lips begin to turn blue after a few hours on the seashore. And we know other people who find no […]

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How to Act Under Adverse Progressed Aspects

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By imponderable forces I refer to all those energies recognized by occult science which as yet have not been investigated by the leading authorities of material science. The objects of our environment, for instance, radiate an energy which has an influence upon our lives. The thoughts of living people impinge upon our consciousness. Under certain […]

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Through Astral and Spiritual to Celestial

ANY description of the next life, to be even moderately adequate, should not be confined to the conditions that obtain merely on the various astral levels. It should contain also some details of the still higher velocity spiritual world, and those ranges of velocity above the spiritual called the celestial world. Because the velocities in […]

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Social Contacts and Amusements in the Next Life

IF YOU have made some mental and spiritual progress while here, you will find yourself, not long after passing over, amid conditions that in many respects resemble those left on earth. The objects you contact will possess certain new and rather startling properties by virtue of the greater-than-light velocity of this realm. But there will […]

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Domestic Relations of the Next Life

AFTER your birth, and a period of adjustment, into the next life, you will not find yourself an inhabitant of the astral slums, and unless you are a very exceptional individual, a true saint or adept, you will not pass immediately to the still higher velocity spiritual spheres. The ordinary person, who is neither a […]

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Earth-Bound Souls and the Astral Hells

MY OWN impression of the next life, and the reports of practically all those who have visited the next-life planes, as well as the teachings emanating from those inner worlds, is that the next life is a joyous, glorious, exhilarating improvement over this one. The landscapes surpass in beauty, by far, anything seen or known […]

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Education and Progress in the Next Life

AS SOON as you were born into physical life your education as to physical requirements was commenced, and as soon as you are born into the next life your education as to the requirements there will be taken up. Whether you desire it or not, you must have some education on the plane where you […]

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Occupations of the Next Life

WHEN you pass to the next life, as you surely will at the appointed time, it will be greatly to your advantage to have a clear conception of what is there required to enable you to lead a successful and happy existence. With such information arranged in orderly fashion in your mind before the day […]

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Astrological Influences in the Next Life

AFTER birth on the next plane, and a certain preliminary experience of adjustment in some situation not too far removed from earth vibrations, the individual moves to the vibratory level that corresponds to his character, and assumes certain responsibilities. And just as in earth life his reactions to the events which he contacts form his […]

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Birth Into the Next Life

THE circumstances attendant upon passing to the next life are quite as varied and lacking in uniformity as those attendant upon birth into this life. In fact, the death of the physical body is really the birth into that new existence. Births upon the earth take place amid widely different surroundings, and birth into the […]

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Properties of Life on the Inner Plane

IN considering the next life it should not be overlooked that we now, while still functioning on the low-velocity physical plane, have also the form in which we shall function immediately after so-called death. It is not that we are lacking an astral form that we know so little about the next interior plane; but […]

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Turning the Dial to Inner Planes

IF the span of physical existence were the sum total of an individual’s life, he would be warranted in making all his adjustments in living on the basis that death is the end. But with an overwhelming, and constantly accumulating amount of positive proof at hand that there is a continuation of life and conscious […]

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Major Aids to Spiritual Advancement

IN a vague and nebulous way, because those in our educational institutions advocate them, there is a general impression that in some manner society is benefitted by certain kinds of music, literature, dramatic art, nature interests and social affairs. And with an uncertainty that leads to recurrent controversy as to which is better and which […]

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Minor Aids to Spiritual Advancement

BREADTH of life, length of life and elevation of life are the chief interests of the cosmic alchemist. Not merely for himself, but also for humanity, or for so large a section of it as it is possible to reach. As for himself, perhaps he is so skilled in transmutation that he can make large […]

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How To Appraise Spiritual Values

FROM any event of life it is possible to extract spiritual values. Whatever occurs, by taking the proper mental attitude toward it the character may be improved and the dominant vibration raised. And if the vibrations are sufficiently high they may affect substance of greater velocity than the astral and contribute to building a form […]

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Spiritual Value of Education

IF WE consider education to embrace, not merely what is acquired in formal schools, but also every experience that affects the behavior, it is evident that spirituality depends upon education. Whether an individual’s life is rich and refined, or scanty and gross, is contingent, in large measure, upon the kind and number of his experiences. […]

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How To Be Spiritual

BEFORE any attempt is made to give instructions on how to be spiritual we must first have a clear cut idea of what is meant by that term. Before we can intelligently discuss how to get something, we must first know what it is that we are trying to get. Yet the idea of spirituality […]

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Heredity and Environment

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MANY theories for the betterment of the human race seem so plausible that they strongly seize the imagination of the partially informed and are rushed into legislation on the tide of well-meaning enthusiasm. Already certain eugenic measures have been seriously considered by some of the law-makers, and the future may well bring to pass a […]

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Cosmic Politics

BECAUSE all too often politics has been used by the unscrupulous to acquire advantages for special privilege at the expense of public welfare, it has gained for itself, in the minds of many, a noxious odor. Yet this is merely one more example of the principle — exemplified by aviation, and still more recently and […]

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Abolition of Poverty

THE cosmic alchemist, almost as soon as he has decided to cooperate to the fullest extent in carrying out the Divine Plan, is abruptly halted by the wall of economic want. The easiest course for the ordinary man is for him personally to get over or around it as best he can, and then hope […]

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Conquest of War

COSMIC alchemy differs from each of the other six branches of alchemical science in that it seeks to transform the energies of society as a whole into those channels of action which are most beneficial to it, that most effectively assist in the highest development of its members, and that most completely cooperate toward the […]

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How To Be Happy

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HAT which gives rise to happiness depends upon the conditioning of the individual; for it is an emotion of a particular kind which is not called into expression universally by any given set of events. Due to different conditioning by experience, the same set of objective conditions arising inthe lives of two people may make […]

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How To Have A Pleasant Home

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HOME embraces animate objects and those inanimate. It is a location, permanent or transitory, fitted with certain conveniences and occupied by certain persons. The location has a bearing upon it as a pleasant place toreside. This is worthy of some consideration. Securing the place and its inanimate accessories also is important and should receive attention. […]

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How To Be Successful In Marriage

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UCCESS in marriage includes finding a suitable mate. It embraces being attractive enough to this suitable mate that there is willingness to enter the state of matrimony. It implies the ability to continue to hold the love, respect and good will of the partner after marriage. And it signifies the partners are mutually beneficial, and […]

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How To Achieve Honors

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HE driving force of modern industry is self-respect and the respect of others. The reproductive urge and the urge to seek food are fundamental; but modern man encounters no great barriers in the way of finding a mate and satisfying his hunger. In the matter of satisfying his self-esteem, however, the rising standards of living […]

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How To Make Money

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NE way and another occult forces enter so importantly and so persistently into all considerations influencing the ability to make money that it seems advisable to consider some of them at the outset. They are really the first things that should be studied in every effort to make money. There are other considerations also, which […]

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How To Get Employment

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ECURING employment is a matter of salesmanship. It is based upon the same fundamental principles that underlie all salesmanship. There must be a desire, want, or need upon the part of the employer that can be satisfied by hiring an employee. If the desire is not already present, it becomes necessary to arouse it. When […]

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How To Have Friends

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MAKING friends and keeping friends are no more mysterious than being attractive, when the various factors that contribute to them are considered separately. One makes friends or fails to make them because of very definite habit-systems. Presently I am going to discuss these factors that contribute to making friends and to keeping them. But before […]

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How To Be Attractive

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EOPLE are attractive or unattractive because of certain well defined characteristics of their personalities. The personality is the habitual method of activity. It is composed of a number of behavior patterns. These behavior patterns tend to be characteristic of the thought-cell activity mapped by the planet in the birth chart ruling the department of life […]

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How To Keep Young

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s every condition and event affecting physical life is due to the interaction of inner plane thought-cell activity with the physical environment, it is apparent that in maintaining youth both of these factors should receive adequate attention. Youth, of course, pertains not merely to the body, but equally to the intellect and the emotions. While […]

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Diet and Breathing

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O department of human life can be properly understood if it is considered solely from, the physical standpoint. Man is a two plane living organism, and all his functions and all the events which come into his life are the product of the interaction of both inner-plane and outer-plane factors. As hisphysical body is composed […]

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Living the Completely Constructive Life

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N this Course of lessons it is my intention to bring up as wide a variety as possible of those problems with which people are confronted in their daily lives, and indicate the manner in which occult knowledge and forces can be used to gain a satisfactory solution. I have started with the most important […]

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Finding One’s Cosmic Work

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CCULTISM, to the majority who come in contact with it, is considered in the light of a pastime rather than as something of the utmost everyday practical value. But whether we will or not, occult forces enter into the details of our lives each day and exercise an influence over all our actions. They are […]

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Precise Predicting: Eclipses

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RECISE PREDICTING of the time and nature of events affecting cities, nations and the world follows the same general procedure as that employed in the precise predicting of the time and nature of events affecting anindividual. In natal astrology the truly important events in an individual’s life are all indicated by major progressions, which at […]

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Cycles of the Moon

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BECAUSE the Moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the earth whose luminosity, tidal influence, and electromagnetic power upon life is markedly altered by its swiftly changing relations to the lines of force flowing from Sun to earth, and from earth to Sun, the commencement of its Cycle is not determined in the […]

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Cycles of the Sun

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THE ASTRONOMICAL year commences when the sun moves across the celestial equator from south declination to north declination. Because in ancient times it was discovered that the point in the sky occupied by the Sun when it thus crosses from south declination to north declination was the commencement of the zodiac, east and west measurements […]

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Major Conjunctions of Planets

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HEN two planets in the sky come together, forming the conjunction aspect, it signifies that the things on earth ruled by these two planets also have come together in such a manner as to influence world affairs, national affairs and the affairs of cities. The type of influence exerted depends upon the type of energy […]

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Cycles of Mars

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ECAUSE the planet for which a Cycle Chart is erected determines the things which exert the influence, the effects of which are shown by the positions of the various planets in the chart, the aspects made by this ruler of the Cycle are unusually important. They represent trains of thoughts leading directly from the influencing […]

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Cycles of Jupiter

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O DIFFICULTY will be experienced by anyone who becomes even slightly conversant with the use of progressed aspects in Cycle Charts, in foretelling with precision the times when widespread interest in events of each planetary type will be exhibited, and, within a day or two, when important events of each planetary type will come to […]

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Cycles of Saturn

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N A CYCLE CHART, the house occupied by the planet for which the chart is erected becomes unusually important as indicating the starting point from which the influence emanates which brings about the most important events which transpire during the life of the cycle. Thus in the Neptune Cycle, illustrated at front of Chapter 2, […]

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Cycles of Uranus

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HILE the paramount influence of a progressed aspect in any cycle chart relates to those things which are ruled by the planet for which the cycle chart is erected, the manner in which those things affect the destiny of groups ofpeople requires the consideration of other factors. Thus in making a prediction as to the […]

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Cycles of Pluto and Neptune

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HE thoughts of man, and his emotional reactions to events, enter into combination with related thoughts and emotions to build up the thought-cells, or stellar cells, of which his astral body is composed. Andaccording to the department of life to which they are related do they thus build thought-cells within one of the twelve compartments […]

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Doctrine of Mundane Astrology

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UNDANE ASTROLOGY is the science of the influence of the heavenly bodies as they affect the world, nations, cities, communities and other groups of people Any organization of individuals functioning under a common governing authority constitutes an entity. As such it attracts to itself fortunate and unfortunate events in a manner quite similar to that […]

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Astrology is Religion’s Road Map

THE Stellarian religion is called The Religion of the Stars because astrology affords the best possible road-map for guidance to the most effective and highest type of life. It not only gives the most reliable instructions as to what the individual’s religion should be, and what he should do to live his religion, but it […]

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The Stellarian Religion

THOSE who adhere to The Religion of the Stars are known as Stellarians. Stellarians endeavor to handle every situation in conformity to, and measure their success in life by, The Church of Light slogan, CONTRIBUTE YOUR UTMOST TO UNIVERSAL WELFARE. Religion should give instructions in optimum living. Optimum living embraces more than a few hilarious […]

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Judaism and Christianity

AT a very early date the Hebrew religion was developing in the northwest corner of Arabia. As told in the Bible, the founders of the Hebrew nation, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, lived the typical life of patriarchal Bedouin chiefs. They were nomadic shepherds in the country between Babylon and Egypt. Canaan, later called Palestine, was […]

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Hinduism and Buddhism

IN ancient India, coming from no one knows where, there was a dark-white population, called the Dravidians. They settled in the valley of the Ganges and there possessed a civilization. They had at this time already progressed above the older heliolithic culture. They knew considerable about astrology, practiced magic (psychokinesis), and believed in life after […]

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Tao, Confucianism, Zoroastrianism, and Mohammedanism

TO understand the religion of China as set forth in their literature as far back as there are records of the Chinese people, is to understand their religion today. It is true that today in China there are three chief religions: Taoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism. Taoism is the older form of belief. Confucianism is merely […]

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Religion In Historic Times

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OUR knowledge of the beliefs of the early Nordic (light-white) people of Scandinavia and the Germanic tribes is largely derived from the so-called Norse Mythology as presented in the Edda. The principle of polarity is everywhere evident; for spirit and matter are considered eternal, fire and water are the two chief elements, and heat and […]

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Early Religions of the World

DESPITE the assumption that religion developed from pre-human Naturism, there are no extant proofs as to what man’s earliest belief may have been. When he first came upon the scene of prehistory he already had developed quite complex religious ideas and observances. Even the cavemen, the Neanderthals, who belonged to a different species of humanity […]

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The Foundation of Religion

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PRIMARILY the drive of all life is to attain significance. Attached to each life form through psychokinesis is a soul moving through its Cycle of Necessity. To attain significance it must express its potentialities. To express its potentialities through a physical form it must secure nutrition and protection for that form. And to provide opportunity […]

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Development of Knowledge

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THE first record of the modern type of man is the Cro-Magnon. He appeared in Europe about 30,000 years ago. From whence he came, or where he developed his culture no one knows, nor from whence came either the Dark Whites or the Light Whites that much later followed him with a fully developed and […]

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Development of Man

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IN Chapter 03 the chief characteristics of the vertebrate animals were mentioned. Man possesses all of these characteristics. Furthermore, as his young are born alive and nourished by mammary glands, he is a mammal. Of the mammals, the method by which the young are nourished before birth places him among the placentals. These are classified […]

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Development Among Mammals

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ONLY a portion of the mammal species that existed a few million years ago have survived to this day. Yet the species that have survived are so numerous that any adequate history of their development would require several volumes. The various stages of progress of some kinds are as yet unknown; but there are a […]

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Reptiles and Birds

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CHROMOSOMES, as the physical carriers of heredity, have already been considered. And before their discovery two other laws of heredity had been found that need mention. One is Galton’s Law, purporting to show that ½ the qualities of an individual are derived from its parents, ¼ from its grandparents,1 /8 from its great grandparents, etc. […]

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Fishes and Amphibians

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MANY factors are involved in the evolution of life forms on earth. The soul attached to an organism through psychokinetic power has the desire to survive, the desire to reproduce, and the desire to express its potentialities through the organism. A certain life form may have so well adapted itself to its environment that most […]

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Progress of Invertebrate Life

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WHEN the environment radically changes, most life forms must also radically alter either their structure or their habits or perish. It will be indicated in subsequent lessons how marked weather changes brought the extinction of numberless forms, and the kind of radical changes some made in order to adapt themselves sufficiently to the new condition […]

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Origin and Development of Plants

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IT is believed that after the moon broke away from the still hot earth it had a diameter of about 8,100 miles. Since that time it has shrunk in size, partly due to loss of heat, but to a still greater extent due to an internal rearrangement of its molecular structure, until its present diameter […]

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