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Instantaneous Reading from Profile

FOR a clearer comprehension of the ease with which any pronounced change in the thinking also changes the structure of the physical body, and thus not only affects the health but the discernible characteristics of the form, it is necessary to understand more details of the electrical properties of colloids. Some of the physical characteristics, […]

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Significance of Body and Head

IT has now become quite evident to material science that the conspicuous properties of the electrons, positrons, neutrons, atoms and molecules of matter are due to the immaterial Boundary-Line energy associated with them. Certain immaterial fields hold these particles apart and prevent the collapse of the matter composed of them. Otherwise the material of our […]

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Instantaneous Character Reading

SINCE the world entered the Pluto Period of the Aquarian Age with the discovery of the tenth orb of our solar system March 12, 1930, cooperation, which Pluto rules, has gained a position of importance which is far superior to that which it has held at any time in previous history. Cooperation among certain nations, […]

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Divining Rod and Other Divination

The most familiar use of the divining rod, and the one most people know something about through reputation if not through actual observation, is that of locating underground water. The divining rod of late years, however, has greatly extended its usefulness. In its different forms it is known to oil and metal prospectors as a […]

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Tea-cup and Coffee-cup Divination

ALTHOUGH there are astrological methods, in which the trends of astrological currents and their influence upon events are employed, and methods depending upon the observation of natural phenomena such as out-of-doors people often use, most divination depends upon the exercise, in some degree, of that which now is called Extra-Sensory Perception, more commonly referred to […]

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Doctrine of Divination

Divination is the act of foreseeing or foretelling future events or discovering inOformation not accessible through the exercise of reason and the ordinary physical senses. When this lesson was first issued, in 1923, there was a vast accumulation of scientifically checked evidence that man has faculties through which his mind can reach across space, and, […]

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Rectifying the Horoscope

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A BIRTH CHART, according to the views presented in these lessons, is a map of the thought-energies within the astral body of man, and the progressed aspects map the time and nature of the inner-plane weather which adds planetary energies to these thought-energies. Thus natal astrology becomes a means of estimating the various forces within […]

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Transits, Revolutions and Cycles

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THE MOST controversial of all astrological subjects relates to how much dependence can be placed on transit aspects. If an orb sufficiently wide is allowed, a transit aspect can be found that can be made to appear to account for every event of life. But when so wide an orb is used, some such transit […]

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Minor Progressions of Moon and Planets

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IT IS MUCH easier to determine the periods during which, because a major aspect is reinforced and given great power by one or several minor progressed aspects to its terminals, an event of importance will come into the life due to the psychokinetic power of the thought-cells thus given new energy than it is to […]

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Minor Progressions of Sun and Angles

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MINOR progressed aspects have two distinct influences. They exert a power, and a harmony or discord, 1/27.3 of the power and harmony or discord of the same aspect between the same two planets when made by major progressed aspect. The psychokinetic power of the thought-cells receiving new energy through minor progressed aspects thus enables them […]

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Major Progressions of the Planets

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ASIDE from the type of inner-plane weather indicated by the planets involved in a progressed aspect, each aspect indicates weather that tends to cause the thought-cells it influences to use their psychokinetic power to influence the thoughts, behavior and the events that come into the life toward the distinctive trend indicated by the keyword of […]

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Major Progressions of the Moon

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OTHER than that a progressed planet carries with it only one-half the power (astrodynes) it had at birth, the influence is the same whether the planet under consideration is a birth chart planet receiving the aspect of a progressed planet or is a progressed planet making an aspect to a birth chart planet or to […]

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Major Progressions of Sun and Angles

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IT was Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity, followed to its practical and logical conclusions which led to the discovery of releasing and utilizing atomic energy. And it is this same Special Theory of Relativity followed to its practical and logical conclusions which indicates both how inner-plane energies operate and what can be done to cause […]

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How to Delineate a Horoscope

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ONE who reads a birth-chart for another should be grounded in the conviction that the success of the reading given is to be measured by the amount of assistance it affords his client to be happier, more spiritual, and more useful to society. These are the three worth while objectives of human life; and to […]

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Love, Marriage and Partnership

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MARRIAGE is a complex relationship involving somewhat every department of life. Even friendship, the financial success, honor and the attitude of relatives are influenced by marriage; and especially does it include as its outstanding factors, a close partnership, association with the opposite sex, affection, and the love embrace. The thoughts, feelings and impulses of the […]

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Friends, Enemies and Associates

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THE power of the various objects and persons which an individual contacts to influence his life and destiny either in the direction he desires or contrary to his wishes, is determined by the amount and kind of energy they contribute to definite groups of thought-cells within his astral body. The control of his life, and […]

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Business, Finances and Vocational Selection

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  IF, as we firmly believe, the most successful and most spiritual type of life open to any organism is that in which it Contributes Its Utmost to Universal Welfare, the occupation followed by an individual has implications of tremendous importance. His health, his domestic life and his recreation aid him in the building of […]

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Vitality, Health and Disease

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ANY clear conception of how to judge, from a birth chart, the length of life, the state of health, and the nature of the diseases to which an individual is predisposed, most rest upon an equally clear understanding of the relation which exists between the astral body and the physical body. The physical body in […]

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Stature, Temperament, Disposition and Mental Ability

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Because, when the cart gets in front of the horse instead of in its proper position wrong conclusions inevitably follow, right here is the place to point out the real relation between character and the birth chart and to indicate that the assumption, so often expressed, that two people with practically identical birth charts must […]

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Last Eighteen Decanates Analyzed

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IN so far as positive influences are concern, scientific astrology need consider only these four: 1. The 12 signs and their decanate subdivisions. 2. The 10 planets. 3. The 12 houses. 4. The 10 aspects. Each sign, each house, and each planet, however, rules several different things; so that while positive science points to alternative […]

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First Eighteen Decanates Analyzed

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THE Hermetic System of Natal Astrology is different from the systems that today find favor with the vast majority of astrologers only in that it embraces additional features. It departs from prevalent methods seldom, and then only where experience, based on thousands of charts analyzed by The Church of Light Research Department, proves those methods […]

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Just How to Give Absent Treatments

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NOW that the principles underlying radio broadcasting and reception are so well understood, it is not so difficult as once it was, to perceive that any thought process which the individual might himself inaugurate, can, with equal force, and effectiveness of change within his astral form be imparted to his astral body by some other […]

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Just How to Attain Realization

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WHEN we recognize that not only our thoughts and physical behavior, but also every event which comes to us, even such events as apparently are due to chance, but which, nevertheless, are herded into our lives through the activities of our thought-cells operating from the plane of four dimensions, is due to the release of […]

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Just How to Heal Yourself

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MORE commonly those who speak of healing refer to correcting merely the ailments of the physical body. But viewed from the broader standpoint of Mental Alchemy there are twelve distinct departments of each person’s life, of which the health of the physical body is only one. What happens in each of these departments is determined […]

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How to Apply a Mental Antidote

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ALL organic activity, whether that activity expresses chiefly on the three-dimensional plane or chiefly from the four-dimensional plane, is due to releases of desire energies by the thought-cells and thought structures of the unconscious mind. Whether such releases bring events into the life which are fortunate or events which are disastrous is wholly determined by […]

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How to Find a Mental Antidote

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WHEN the chemist possesses a compound which is unsuited to his purposes, to change its composition so that it will have properties more favorable to the ends he seeks, he proceeds to do one of two things: Through the application of conditioning energy he rearranges the same elements; as when he applies heat to Hydrogen […]

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Just How to Find the Thought Cause of Any Condition

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WHATEVER conditions, fortunate or unfortunate, are in the life have been attracted through three-dimensional activities prompted by, or the four-dimensional work of thought-cells of definite compounds within the astral body. If we are ever to have a different type of fortune in any department of life–health, finances, affection, honor, etc.–the compound of thought-elements within the […]

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The Inner Nature of Poverty Failure and Disease

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SO WIDELY RECOGNIZED has become the power of the mental attitude markedly to alter the conditions of physical life that one can find outstanding examples in almost any community. Few people are unacquainted with someone who has been cured of a bodily complaint, who has overcome a domestic trouble, or who has rapidly remedied a […]

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How to Select the Best Time for Any Undertaking

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ALTHOUGH, “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,” only an astrologer is competent to select such a time. From the standpoint of astrology, the beginning of a project is its birth: the launching of a ship indicates its life, the signing of a contract shows what will […]

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Questions Relating to the Last Six Houses

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IN horary astrology a great variety of questions belong to the seventh house; for in every question in which someone else is inquired about, unless he quite definitely belongs to one of the other houses, or unless it is a public interest question, as was explained in Chapter 5, this person is signified by the […]

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Questions Relating to the First Six Houses

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IN horary astrology a great variety of questions belong to the seventh house; for in every question in which someone else is inquired about, unless he quite definitely belongs to one of the other houses, or unless it is a public interest question, as was explained in Chapter 5, this person is signified by the […]

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The Doctrine of Horary Astrology

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ALTHOUGH horary astrology conforms to scientific principles in all its parts, it is less rigid than natal astrology; for natal astrology is not only an exact science, but its methods are less dependent upon the personal equation. When a child is born, the time of birth can be ascertained with positiveness and exactitude by any […]

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First Seven Steps in Judging Any Horoscope

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OBSERVATION indicates that many astrological practitioners follow no definite system in delineating a horoscope. Like beginners usually do, they have a tendency to wander aimlessly from one indication in the chart to the next that happens to strike their fancy. A study of such delineations, and the opportunity to witness the result of such lack […]

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Strength and Aspects of the Planets

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THE student of astrology should realize that every horoscope, instead of being a combination of mystical symbols, is in fact a map of actual vibratory currents which are operating at the time for which it is erected. These vibratory currents constitute the inner-plane weather. It has been conclusively demonstrated by many universities which have carried […]

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How to Erect a Horoscope

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IN erecting a horoscope there are simple problems of two separate kinds. The first set of problems maps the positions of the signs of the zodiac in relation to the earth. The second set of problems maps the positions of the various planets in relation to the zodiacal signs. These problems are quite distinct from […]

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The Tree of Life

. The Eternal Tie That Binds –Virgo represents the Garden of Eden. The exercise of the critical faculty, which is within its special province, is the way to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Yet information alone, no matter how comprehensive, is not sufficient to attain everlasting life, as the Bible clearly […]

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In the Reign of Aquarius

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MAN Comes of Age –To picture the eleventh sign of the zodiac, which in a natural birth-chart rules the house of friends, the ancients used the figure of a Man. This man, with his left, or receptive, hand measures the influence of the heavens by means of a 24 hour gauge; while his right, or […]

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News From the Summerland

And Jacob Stole From Esau –The solstices are those points in the zodiacal circle where, for a short time, the Sun stands, or stops moving in declination, and soon turns back to move by declination in the opposite direction. That is, on June 22 the Sun has reached its highest northern declination and the days […]

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The Bow of Bright Promise

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. The Luck of the Horseshoe –In northern Arizona, over rough country to the east of Grand Canyon National Park, is a great arch of stone, carved by the forces of erosion, known to the world as Rainbow Bridge. To it for centuries past the Indians have made pilgrimage, holding it to be a symbol […]

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The Scorpion and the Eagle

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. When the Scorpion Grows Wings –There is a creature of the desert which lives in the arid dust, hiding from the light of day under sticks and stones, preying upon other living things. It has claws with which to grasp, a cruel mouth with which to bite, and in addition, a deadly weapon where […]

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The Marriage in Heaven

. On the Judgment Day — Sacred literature from various lands makes us familiar with the idea of a day of judgment on which the kindlier deeds are weighed against those harsh to determine the rewards of the soul in the after-life. Almost every religion teaches that in proportion to man’s adherence to its moral […]

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Why Eve Was Tempted

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. The Tree Which Grew In the Garden of Eden –If we turn back the pages of the Bible to the time when man first appeared on earth we find him inhabiting a garden. One whole 30 degree section of the zodiac, where the Sun may be found from August 23 to September 23, was […]

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Is There a Santa Claus

. When Samson Lost his Strength –Daniel had quite an adventure in a den of Lions and the Greek Hercules was compelled to strangle such a beast, but at a still more ancient date heroic Samson tore one quite in two, at the time when love first came into his life To picture that section […]

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The Ladder to Heaven

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. Angels That Go Up and Down –Even at the present day, when arbitrary forms of speech long since have displaced the more primitive use of universal symbols, it is not uncommon to refer to the highest point as nearest heaven. The highest point in the zodiac, the place for which pyramids and mounds were […]

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Story of the Three Bears

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. Damon and Pythias –It was held in ancient times that the Twins were the builders of cities and the founders of empires. Picturing the section of the zodiac related in a natural birth-chart to brethren, thought and travel, and ruling the hands and arms of human anatomy, the stories about them show skill in […]

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Knights of King Arthur

. The Use of the Golden Calf –What was the amazement of the first explorers of the mighty Amazon to learn from the Indians that the group of stars comprising Taurus, and picturing the money sign of the zodiac, was known to them as the Jaw of the Ox. Yet when we reflect that the […]

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The Fountain of Youth

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. Passover: Ancient and Modern —Only in spring occurs that significant astronomical phenomenon which anciently was celebrated by the feast of the Passover. This festival, in its essential elements, although called by different names in other lands, was not unique to the Jews. Nor was its observance confined to the Old World; for we find […]

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Our Spiritual Legacy

A LEGACY of untold value has been left by spiritual and intellectual giants who labored in the dim and misty past. It is the purpose of these lessons to transmit this priceless heritage to the people of the present day, to whom now rightfully it belongs. We of the present have specialized in material science, […]

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How to Demonstrate Success

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NEW THOUGHT, metaphysics and the various schools of mental science have gained so wide a following, and those who have practiced the principles they teach have had so many outstanding favorable results, that few today deny the possibility of demonstrating success, at least in some measure, through the use of mental power. Success, however, implies […]

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How to Develop Creative Imagination

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ALL creation is the result of giving something already in existence a new form; for all that is and all that ever will be has ever existed in some condition. Creative imagination, therefore, consists in rearranging the images already present in the unconscious mind, or which may be acquired for the purpose, into new combinations. […]

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How to Cultivate Subliminal Thinking

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STARTLING as it may seem at first thought, it is nevertheless true, as demonstrated by the research of laboratory psychologists, that most of man’s thinking is done below the threshold of objective consciousness. While this type of mental activity may be called unconscious thinking, many psychologists still prefer to employ the words sub, meaning under, […]

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How to Think Constructively

CONSTRUCTIVE thinking depends upon the ability to direct the attention, and thus the thoughts, persistently to a predetermined subject. That is, not only must thoughts and feelings be selected which build as desired, but the consciousness must be engaged by them to the exclusion of other thoughts and feelings which are detrimental. It would seem […]

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The Correct Use of Affirmations

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AN AFFIRMATION, in the sense psychologists and healers employ the term, is a statement of a condition given to the individual by himself or by another, in the manner deemed best suited to reach his unconscious mind and through suggestion bring its realization. That is, an affirmation is a suggestion that a certain condition is […]

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How to Apply Suggestion

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ALL the various activities of the body which are not specifically directed at the time by objective consciousness are directed by the unconscious mind. When we blush, tremble with excitement or fright, speed up the heart action through anger, bring innumerable muscles to bear each pulling just the right amount against another to enable us […]

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How to Rule the Stars

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WHEN we understand the kind of influence exerted by the stars, and what steps to take in character-building to enable us to respond in the desired manner to the astral environment created by their positions, it remains only to act upon this knowledge to rule our stars. To a great extent we rule the wind […]

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Why Repression Is Not Morality

MORALITY is a particular kind of conduct. And as all conduct is the product of energies released and directed by desires, morality must depend upon desires which have sufficient energy at their command to overcome all other desires which tend to release their energies in the direction of immorality. Any comprehensive knowledge of how morality […]

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Desire and How to Use It

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ON WHATEVER PLANE of existence the soul functions, it there functions through a form. This form is an organization. And the work of the soul on any such plane is to make proper adaptations to the environment of that plane. Such adaptations are not restricted to those necessary to survival; but include activities which have […]

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Language and the Value of Dreams

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ONE can hardly locate any point in the evolution of mind where symbols first were used. After all, concrete things cannot exist bodily in the mind, and as a symbol is that which stands for something, whatever mental images the mind holds are the symbols of its physical and mental experiences. Those symbols which are […]

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Reason and Intuition

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AS REASON and intuition are the very latest products of evolution, perhaps the best way to understand what they are and how they work is to trace the outstanding steps by which they gradually developed. Let us, therefore, start at the beginning, with the energy of the spiritual ego striving to realize that function in […]

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Doctrine of Esoteric Psychology

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PSYCHOLOGY is the science of mind; and the word esoteric signifies inner. Esoteric Psychology, therefore, embraces the inner workings of the mind; not being confined in its researches to the physical, or three-dimensional plane, but including every plane and every type of life-form through which mind, or soul, expresses. This does not exclude the findings […]

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Higher Consciousness

THE transmuted gold of the spiritual alchemist is nothing less than a complete spiritual body, built by proper states of consciousness toward the various experiences of life. These experiences are the ores, or unpurified metals. To build a perfect spiritual body, in which the soul can function immortally, all seven types of metals, or experiences […]

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Transmutation

TRANSMUTATION is always suggested by any mention of alchemy. The mind at once pictures thoughtful men with lettered parchment and quaint books at hand on which are to be seen strange symbols. They are surrounded by retorts of peculiar design, furnaces, cupels, test-tubes, filters, and outlandish chemical containers. Such is the setting once furnished by […]

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Purifying the Metals

TO become a spiritual alchemist one must take a very different view of life from that held by the rest of the world. Life and all its experiences must be considered from the inner plane of realities; for realities alone can be raised in intensity of vibration to the plane of spiritual substance and there […]

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Seven Spiritual Metals

THE conception of life held by the spiritual alchemist is quite different from that ordinarily held by the man of affairs. The events that spring into existence as the result of his contact with external environment are viewed from an entirely different angle. Instead of being considered in reference to their value as factors contributing […]

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Doctrine of Spiritual Alchemy

FROM antiquity we have inherited definite traditions concerning magic, astrology, and alchemy. The magic of the ancients, now termed variously Mental Science, Christian Science, Metaphysical Science, and New Thought, is today being used with satisfactory results by many esteemed people. Astrology is the foundation upon which has been erected in the course of time the […]

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Phenomenal Spiritism

BEFORE discussing the weird subject of haunted houses, and the astounding discoveries recently made in regard to materializations, it will probably be best first to explain certain phenomena of more common experience. Among these, and having occurred to some member of almost every family at some time, are monitions. Monitions differ from premonitions in that […]

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Spiritism

AS IT IS now impossible for the well informed person to doubt the reality of a wide variety of psychic phenomena, there is an increasing demand for their rational explanation. I propose, therefore, to take up, one after another the various types of such phenomena, and elucidate them according to the doctrines of Hermetic Science. […]

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Doctrine of Mediumship

IT IS NOT within the province of these lessons on mediumship to offer proof that the numerous kinds of psychic phenomena considered are genuine, but to cite where such proof may be found and to explain them according to the findings of Hermetic Initiates. The most convincing proof, to be sure, is that based upon […]

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Doctrine of Nativities

NOW that it has been shown that astral vibrations from the planets have such an important and far-reaching influence upon all life, the next step is to indicate more precisely how these vibrations affect humanity. Yet the reader should not be given the impression that the destiny of the soul commences at its birth into […]

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Astral Vibrations

IT is common knowledge that the energy of all life on earth is transmitted across space from the sun. Furthermore, we are also taught that all physical bodies exert a gravitational influence upon all other physical bodies independent of whether or not there are other physical bodies between them. Then again, energy is propelled to […]

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Astral Substance

PHYSICAL science has now moved to a position where it fully endorses the dictum of the old alchemists that all existence is composed of the “first matter.” Mass and energy are convertible, each into the other. To quote from The Evolution of Physics (1938), by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld: “Mass is energy and energy […]

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Occult Data

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THE WORD occult means that which is hidden. Occultism, consequently, is the science of hidden forces, and the art of subjecting such forces to human control. Here we will consider the data upon which occultism rests. Its subjects are not directly apprehended by the five senses upon which the physical scientist relies for all knowledge. […]

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Chart Erection Shortcuts and Examples

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THE principles and steps to be taken in erecting a horoscope for any time and place are explained in Chapter 1. There are certain short cut methods that may be used under common circumstances, and alternate methods which some find make the work easier. These will be explained and used in some of the example […]

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Solution of Ancient Cycles

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HAVE designated under Arcanum VII that completion and perfection of form, in so far as the three-dimensional plane is concerned, is expressed by the number 7, and under Arcanum IX that the number of astral manifestation is exemplified by the number 9. We are now ready, therefore, to apply thesetwo numbers to the law of […]

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Chronology of the Tarot

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S the tarot is a pictorial synthesis of the universe, not only must it correspond to astrological influences, but also to the various divisions of time which are measured by these influences. Already I have pointed out in some detail the strict correspondence between the 22 Major Arcana and the 10 planets and 12 zodiacal […]

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Natural Talismans and Artificial Charms

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F THE three types of invisible energies which have a power to influence human life and destiny, I have already given consideration to those thought vibrations emanating from names and numbers. Trains of thought are more specifically treated, in their effect of changing the organization of the astral form and thusattracting certain types of events […]

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The Color of a Name

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ARACELSUS, one of the greatest physicians, and one of the most learned of occult students, several hundred years ago set forth the principle upon which depends the influence of a name, a number, a color, a musical tone, a locality, or other invisible vibratory rate. He said: “If I have manna in my constitution I […]

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Reading Names in Detail

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ECAUSE the name John Brown when present in any person’s mind always radiates the same component thought vibrations, and always reverberates to the same vibratory key, it is easy to map the influences of this name in a positive and scientific manner. And by substituting the divinatorysignificance of each numerical factor, it is possible to […]

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Influence of Changing the Name

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HE USE of the name as a divinatory instrument is the use to which it is put in the various systems of numerology. And because divination may be approached from so many angles and yet give good results it does not follow that any of the different systems of numerology in use are valueless. Themethod […]

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Making an Astrological Chart of a Name

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ERE is just one way, in so far as I know, of determining in a positive, reliable and scientific manner how any invisible vibratory tone, or combination of such tones, will affect a certain person. That is by comparing the tone, or tones, with the astrological birth-chart of the person. The planets and signs in […]

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Reading the Meaning of Numbers

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BY MEANS of numbers we estimate the influence both of things and forces. The value of a material object, for instance, such as a house, is commonly expressed numerically in dollars and cents. The power of an engine is expressed numerically as so many horsepower. The speed of light ismentioned as so many thousand miles […]

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Involution and Evolution of Numbers

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CCORDING to Hermetic Science there are 10 planets in the chain. But because it is a chain, the tenth planet (Pluto) not only closes the previous sphere of influence, but also commences a new gamut. That is, Pluto is a repetition, on a higher scale of existence, of the same influence as thatexerted by the […]

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Scope and Use of Tarot

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AMBLICHUS, a Neo-platonist of the fourth century and an initiate of The Brotherhood of Light, has left us an important document entitled, “An Egyptian Initiation”. It contains an account of the trials of initiation, and of certain information given to the neophyte while passing these tests, in the Mysteries of Ancient Egypt. The different steps […]

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Foundation of the Science

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T HAS BEEN said by that eminent kabalist, Eliphas Levi, that four signs express the absolute, and in turn are explained by a fifth. And we find this very true, both as applied to astrology and to the tarot. In each, the fifth term, by which the four fundamental elements are explained, is the language […]

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Hermetic System of Progressions

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TRADITION should never be mistaken for recorded history; yet when properly labeled it is sometimes not without a certain interest. And the tradition is that the system of predicting the probable time of events, here presented, has never been lost to The Brotherhood of Light since the days of Atlantis and Mu. When the darkness […]

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Historical Degrees

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N CONNECTION with the historical degrees, mention should be made of the origin of both Scottish Rite Masonry and York Rite Masonry. I do not wish it implied that I agree with Albert Churchwardin archaeological matters. But as he seems to be correct in his opinion of the origin of these two orders of Masonry, […]

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Ineffable Degrees

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F THE EMBLEMS belonging to the Master’s degree, the naked heart symbolizes conscience, and indicates that on the inner planes the motive of any action can never be concealed, and that every impulse islaid bare. The three steps on the Master’s carpet symbolize the three steps in the sun’s annual journey; its fall from summer […]

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Degrees of the Cross

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HE SIX DEGREES from the Heroine of Jerico to the Ineffable Degrees, as given in Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry, are each based upon the Thirteenth Major Arcanum of the tarot, which picturesthe transition from one life to another through death. They correspond thus to the zodiacal sign Aries; for the sun each year expires on […]

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Royal Arch

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HE PHYSICALLY perfect man, or adept, possesses and is master of seven physical senses, seven psychic senses, and seven states of consciousness. The number seven, denoting the complete gamut ofphysical life, indicates readiness for transition to a new octave of endeavor. The number of action and completion of form, astrologically it corresponds to Sagittarius; and […]

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Mark Master Mason

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HE FOURTH DEGREE of Masonry, to be consistent with the science of numbers which associates four with Realization, relates to the realization and utilization of the powers and functions conferred bythe first three degrees. Thus does the fourth Major Arcanum of the tarot (see Course 6, The Sacred Tarot, Chapter 4) become a commentary, in […]

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Master Mason

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HE MASTER MASON’S lodge represents the sanctum sanctorum of King Solomon’s Temple. That is, it is the inmost, or spiritual plane of the cosmic edifice. Such a lodge, it is said, is composed of threeMaster Masons–The Master, the Senior Warden and the JuniorWarden–typifying in the constitution of man the ego, the divine soul, and the […]

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Lodge Emblems

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HE EMBLEMS of Masonry, no less than the pictured starry constellations, the designs of the tarot cards, and the allegorical stories of the world’s sacred books, bespeak an ancient languagewhose terms are intelligible to peoples widely separated both in space and time. It is the language of the unconscious mind, the language even to a […]

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Fellowcraft

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HE RITUAL of Freemasonry is a symbolic exposition of man’s functions and possibilities. It illustrates the correspondence between the macrocosm and the microcosm at the important points in the soul’scyclic journey, and thus serves as a road map to spiritual attainment. We find, therefore, that the Entered Apprentice degree treats of man on the physical […]

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Doctrine of Kabalism

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HE WORD Kabala signifies traditional knowledge. It thus refers to the Oral Law, as handed down from antiquity; and embraces the occult traditions of all lands and all peoples. Often it is used merely as referring to the esoteric doctrines of the Jews; but in its broader sense it includes also the secret doctrine of […]

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Initiating a Member

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INCE THE DAY when the spiritual children of the Golden Age, wandering in an earthly paradise were instructed in the arcane laws of life by visitants from celestial worlds, even down to present-day orthodoxywith its fantastic and misunderstood ritual, the Mysteries have been conducted in every land and clime. Their primary object has ever been […]

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Numbers and Opening the Lodge

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ODERN FREEMASONRY is the traditional remnants of Ancient Masonry. It retains the older forms of the ritual imperfectly; yet in spite of the modifying influence of time, and the alterations that are inevitably the outcome of passing through countless generations, itstill presents to our vision the essential elements of truth as they were found when […]

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Entered Apprentice and the Signs

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S THE Entered Apprentice lodge represents a ground plan of the temple of the sun, it must relate chiefly to physical functions and the physical plane of life. One of the objects early brought to the attention of the candidate, not merely in the Entered Apprentice degree, butalso in those higher, is the common gavel. […]

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Entered Apprentice and the Planets

HE ANCIENT MASONS, ever striving to solve the mysteries of God and man, seeking to peer beneath the veil of the Virgin Isis, working to wrest from nature the secrets of life and immortality; labored long and diligently in the construction of the royal temple of the sun. The blazing gems of heaven were made […]

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