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    Default The Wisdom of the Soul - CHAPTER VII - THOUGHT

    CHAPTER VII

    THOUGHT


    THOUGHT is probably one of the most widely used words in the dictionary and yet, I wonder, how many of us really grasp its enormous potential. Thought is ALL things, everywhere at all times, from the beginning unto the end—whatever that may signify to our small three-dimensional brains.

    God is the Father-Mother of Thought, and as such manifests to His Universe through Thought. In a moment of Cosmic Time ALL things were, and are maintained and held in being by His WILL. The God-Force saw all things in a flash of positive Creative Thought, and IT WAS SO. All things are evolving and moving towards the solution and consummation of that initial Creative Word.

    Let us turn from this Universal aspect to that which affects our Earth. It is by comparison but a speck of dust upon the edge of the " Milky-Way "as astronomy knows it. As all things are the result of the Creative Word, then it follows that we, upon Earth, the human race, have also the consciousness of that Creative Thought within ourselves, although in many it may still remain latent and unawakened. Remember our souls contain a sperm of the God-Force, and so, in a lesser degree, manifest those Divine attributes which they have received from the Father.

    To maintain ourselves upon Earth, we must think. By thinking, we set in motion a process, both spiritually and materially, which creates those things necessary for our existence, and if we think Wrongly, many things which eventually create our Karmas. Firstly, our thoughts originate from a Spiritual Essence which is received into our physical instrument, the brain. This translates and works out the Spiritual Thought in a blue-print of whatever may be in the making. But whatever it is, it could not have been born into physical shape without Thought.

    Let us here take careful council with ourselves, because if, as we have said, all Thought comes from the Supreme Creator or God-Force, then how does it come about that Evil exists? Perhaps if we visualise Good and Evil as two extremes of Spirituality, idea of Evil's relationship to the God-Force. It is the opposite of all that is positive and constructive. To take a few examples: Evil destroys but never builds; hates, but never loves; is selfish, and never selfless; takes, but never gives, except, maybe, in self-interest. These are just a few obvious examples, but if you think the matter out for yourselves, you will find that you can continue almost indefinitely.

    In our Earthly lives, if we allow the reverse of positive, constructive spirituality to get hold of us and live within our consciousness, it will gradually build up a Karmic debt which will haunt us. It will bring us back to similar conditions until we have learnt, through trial and error, to repolarise our thoughts by analysing them to see if they be constructive or the reverse.

    Again we must realise that as we have within our souls the seed of creative power, all our thoughts, in a greater or lesser degree, are creative and they are real. This is a very important point and I cannot repeat too often that our thoughts are factual living things, either for good or for bad. If, for instance, you send out positive, helpful thoughts, you are creating a potential which will not only help others, but will help you in your endeavours; because, as like attracts like, so you will collect around yourself just the same degree of Thought thai: you have sent out. Thoughts live and can take root within the Astral sheath, and if destructive will create a condition of disease and dis-harmony within the mortal flesh. You will become mentally and then physically sick.
    Thought is a jewel of numberless facets. It is, as I have said, the motive force behind ALL that IS. On the physical plane, Thought cannot be visualised or defined, except to say that it is some form of electrical potential which can be measured. Its values when dealing with mathematics remain constant, but not so when dealing with speech. Speech values alter individually, and, unlike mathematical values, will be capable of different interpretations by different people.

    Thought also is the foundation of music, colour and art of all kinds.

    The great masters of music can hear whole symphonies playing, just as if they were conducting or listening to a material orchestra. That is why they are able to write their musical scores. You can think sound just as you can think colour. You cannot separate colour and sound, for every sound has its colour, and vice versa. Wagner was able, not only to see and hear in colour and sound himself, but was able to convey it in his music so that the listener can see it as well. There is music throughout the whole Universe. When we produce music on the physical plane, when we produce sound, it is the same as producing colour. When sounds are ugly, they jar upon the physical ear. It is the same with colours that do not blend. They have an irritating effect upon the sight.

    The negative and evil forces have infiltrated into the minds of the youth of the Nations, by using the primitive, broken rhythm of jazz and all it comprises, just as they have used modern music, modern art and literature, in their attempts to influence the minds of the masses, thereby making an attack upon the channels of human inspiration. It is this lowering of the standards of spiritual values which is responsible for the mental and moral chaos existent throughout the fabric of civilization today.

    It is therefore essential that those with a knowledge of the power of Thought, should assist in building up as strong a Thought Potential for Good as quickly as possible, in order to neutralise the destructive Thought waves at present polluting the Earth.


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    Default Wisdom of the Soul - CHAPTER VIII - HEALING

    CHAPTER VIII

    HEALING


    HEALING is probably one of the most complex of all the Spiritual Sciences. It has so many and varied aspects that we can only deal here with just a few.

    Let us first analyse the power of Thought in its relationship to spiritual healing. Before we can hope to heal, we must study its potentialities. Thought, as we have said, is the mainspring of Cosmic Creation. It is therefore essential as a positive, vitalizing force, in healing both mental and physical disease.

    We must realise that most diseases start in the mind and are the result of negative thoughts. These react on the physical body, because, as has already been shown in earlier chapters, the spirit blends and merges with its physical counterpart.
    Abnormal brain functions will cause neurosis and depression, translating themselves into nervous reactions in the body. This process of wrong, or negative thinking is also responsible for the actual decay of the physical vehicle.

    There are, of course, other reasons for physical disease, not connected with a negative mental process, such as a karmic condition, but this need not have any effect on the brain. This latter depends on whether the entity has sufficient understanding and the will to rise above the physical infirmity, thereby gaming in spirituality as well as being a living example to others.

    We can more readily expect quick results when healing those who are spiritually aware of the benefits which can be received. If the patient is materially minded, unawakened, or antagonistic, it will necessitate a double process for the healer. Before the rays of constructive healing can be effective, the healer must direct strong, positive thoughts in order to dilute the negative resistance or thought force which has been built up.

    Suppose, for a moment, that we look at this subject from the receiving end. Those who are enlightened and in sympathy with the healer, can not only benefit themselves by opening the door of their inner consciousness, but can be of great help to others in like circumstances. In order to do this, it is essential to relax both mind and body and allow the healer's thoughts to flow through. At the same time, they should consciously hold the thought that they are passing them out again from themselves to all other like-sufferers. This is achieved through the simple process of visualizing the healing rays going outwards through the crown of the head and embracing all those who are in any way suffering disease.

    The rays emanating from the healer are drawn into the body of the patient through the solar plexus. Thence they find their way into all the nerve centres, diluting and absorbing that magnetism which is in disharmony with the positive Divine Will. Gradually, and according to the ability of the patient to absorb and transmit this spiritual essence throughout the physical, the diseased parts of the body will be recreated. If the patient has faith in the Divine Power working through the healer, he (or she) will become receptive to harmonious vibrations and thereby the healing process is started.

    Many denominations of religious thought have, throughout the ages, attempted to tackle this problem of disharmony within the physical body. Orthodox Christians often wonder how the Master Jesus was able to work miracles of healing, and they mostly deny its possibilities for others. The thought often presents itself: why cannot we do the same ?

    There are many healers to-day who are credited with the most spectacular cures, but somehow Jesus' healing was different. Why ? The answer is that healing ability is proportionate to the spiritual at-one-ness of the healer with the Creative God-Force.

    Jesus was an outstanding example and when he told his disciples to go and heal the sick, he wanted to show them, that by carrying out his command, they, also, could achieve his degree of spiritual power and heal in like manner. He was not only talking to them but to all who have it in their hearts to follow the way of the spirit, in the service of God and Man.

    Some schools of healing confuse disease of the body, caused primarily by a distorted mental attitude, with disease resulting from purely physical causes. This latter may be congenital and the result of karmic debt, or it may be purely the result of an accident.

    Whilst it is right to use constructive thought when dealing with diseases of the physical body which have their origin in the mind, it is wrong to deny the necessity of taking advantage of medical advice, in cases of purely bodily illness or accident. It is right in all cases to suggest positive thoughts to the sufferer, thereby calming the nervous system, but wrong to imagine the physical condition will be righted by Thought alone. Medical Science is meant to work hand in hand with spiritual healing.

    The projection of positive Thought, as we have said, can do nothing but good, but much so-called spiritual healing comes under the heading of hypnosis, and is only effective during treatment, or for a short period following the healer's contact with the patient.

    Many spiritualist healers mistakenly attribute their powers to the aid of discarnate spirits who, they believe, " come through " and treat their patients. Under the direction of their spirit " control,'' they pass their hands over and about the physical body and make motions suggestive of throwing away some contaminating force. This latter action merely draws off the negative magnetism, which has become entangled in the patient's aura. It does not draw into the patient, however, a fresh supply of the God-Force, which is the re-creative healing essence, unless the healer has the knowledge required to open the door. If he has, then he will not waste his, or the patient's, time invoking the ministrations of discarnate spirits but will make his contact with the God-Force direct.

    In this respect it would be better if the term used were spiritual healing and not spirit healing, which latter is misleading. Spiritual healing infers a direct contact with the All-Father, whereas spirit healing conjures up pictures of discarnate Spirit Guides, Red Indians, and so on, who would appear to be at the constant call of an earthly medium. These merely confuse the issue and, if they had real knowledge, they would themselves teach their earthly protègés that direct contact with the God-Force is the essence of true spiritual healing.

    To be completely successful with spiritual healing, the patient should be in harmony with, and receptive to, the healer's thoughts. Results can be beneficial, however, even if the healer works without the sufferer's co-operation, because he is using a factual force which is being directed through him to the patient. On the other hand, if the healer is operating blindly and without knowledge, he can take on a sufferer's condition just in the same way that contact with infections and contagious physical diseases will result in the ailment being passed on. In spiritual healing this applies particularly where the disease is initially mental, or the result of contact with Astral and destructive forces. These are always ready to attach themselves to people who blindly experiment without proper guidance. They express themselves through the human mind as phobias, inhibitions and various types of neurosis, caused by the destructive thoughts which they impose on their incarnate victims.

    Orthodox Christianity is now, more than ever, investigating the merits, or otherwise, of spiritual healing; but at present it is still bound by dogma and often misinterprets the teachings of Jesus. He did not mean us to call upon him when we heal, but rather to draw in the healing power from the Creator as he, himself, did when performing his so-called miracles. He was manifesting Truth and Knowledge, insomuch as he knew how to use them correctly.

    Healing is a purifying and spiritualizing process and our source of supply of spiritual balm is God Himself. As our knowledge and belief is, so will our power to heal be in proportion.
    Within the past 2,000 years, no prophet or teacher has been able to manifest such an abundancy of God-Force as did the Master Jesus. Yet, he was always exhorting men to follow his example and do likewise, clearly showing that his apparently miraculous powers were not his alone, but the reward of all those who truly sought them in the service of God and mankind.


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    Default The Wisdom of the Soul - CHAPTER IX - LOVE AND TOLERANCE

    CHAPTER IX

    LOVE AND TOLERANCE


    WHEN attempting to help people who are in trouble, either mentally or bodily, do not be worried or feel frustrated if your efforts seem to fall short of your expectations. Do not let expectations come into the picture, because if you do, and you are disappointed with the results, then you, yourself, are likely to become negative in your own thoughts. Because, in many cases, you cannot see any physical change visibly taking place, this does not mean that your efforts to help have been wasted. They have not. Nothing that is positive and constructive is ever lost. It goes into the vast pool of pure Thought that is being formed all over the Earth plane.

    You must continue, because if the persons on whom your thoughts are centred have a Karma to work out, then by your constructive help you can bring them into a fuller life of love and a desire to help others, and by so doing they will be on the road to helping themselves. Eventually we must all help ourselves. Others can show us the way, but we must use the tools for our own salvation when and where we find them. Continue, therefore, to light the way; and although you may not, or cannot, by reason of a Karmic condition, entirely alleviate their lot, whatever it may be, you will have thrown a positive constructive thought into the scales for them. Sooner or later it will help them to balance out their debt by striving after the Truth, so that they will cease to kick against the pricks of their self-created cause and effect.

    It does not matter if those you are trying to help do not react as you would wish, and even appear affronted and antagonistic to your efforts. Everything is governed by the Karmic Laws. You cannot know what is causing people to act in such a way, or what is preventing them from fully co-operating with you. It may be the result of years of doubts and fears which have to be overcome. We have all had these negative thoughts at various times, but when we can recognise them as such (and with the gaining of knowledge we can), we are able to reverse the process of negation. By countering with strong positive thinking, and thereby weakening these intruders, we can finally close the gateway of fear through which all evil enters.

    We are told that Jesus said, " Love thy neighbour as thyself." Many find this hard to comprehend and harder still to carry out. He was not using '' Love '' in its physical sense but in its spiritual interpretation. He meant, rather, that we should seek to wish our fellow-men the peace of mind that comes to those who endeavour to carry out the Father's Will. The peace that passeth all understanding. We send out those thoughts of love every time we stretch out a helping hand, every time we show a light in dark places, every time we feel the urge to pass on that knowledge which we have sought and gained.

    Sometimes it is good to delve down into the depths of our own consciousness when we are faced with problems concerning others and find ourselves critical. We may realise that at some time we have done the same thing, re-acted the same way. Then it is we gain understanding and tolerance for our fellow-travellers.

    Jesus also taught that before we could hold up the light of understanding to others, we must first have a knowledge of both Good and Evil. In other words, the master cannot teach unless he, himself, has had to learn the lesson. If this were practised on the Earth plane, there would be less suffering, sorrow and strife, and the words of Jesus would become clear before our minds, " Judge not lest ye be judged."


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    Default The Wisdom of the Soul - CHAPTER X - WHAT IS PRAYER ?

    CHAPTER X

    WHAT IS PRAYER ?


    THE definition given to the word ''prayer" in the dictionary is: "The earnest asking for a favour." To many people it has become a habitual ritual which is hurried through without any meaning, as quickly as possible. I would say that those who pray in this manner are more to blame than those who have lapsed altogether. The former are hypocrites and are seeking a salve for their consciences, whilst the latter do not have any faith in its effects, and by their actions, plainly admit it. Prayer means to the majority the act of asking God for a favour. It is, in fact: "Give me, help me, save me." This in itself is a wrong attitude and prayer offered up in this negative manner will not achieve any constructive results.

    God, the Infinite Creator, does not have to be pestered with requests for this or for that favour. Mostly we go to Him as a last resource when all our human endeavours have failed us. We must never seek to pray in a spirit of, "what can God give me," but, "how can I make myself worthy to receive and understand the wondrous benefits which He, through Nature, has put at mankind's disposal?"

    God dwells within the Council Chambers of the soul and, if we would find Him, we must open their portals and commune with Him there. We can only receive true spiritual understanding by striving after, and making ourselves worthy of, the knowledge and comfort we shall find in this way.

    Prayer should symbolise for us the manifestation of a; Thought. The thought that we are opening up the channels of inspiration between ourselves and the Cosmic Creator. Let us think of Him as the progenitor of all things that ARE within His great limitless Universe. We must cease to think of God as a Being Who is merely interested in the affairs of this very small part of His Creation.

    He is in all places at all times. He is the beginning and the ending through all Eternity. He is the Essence in all that we see and cannot see in Nature. He is Universal Creative Thought which holds all things in Being.

    If we would make contact with Him, we must learn to control, transmute and transmit our thought essence, and by so doing we shall have earned ourselves an entrance into the treasure-house of Nature. The golden key will be ours, and as we grow in knowledge, so we shall find thai: it will open for us more of the hidden doors within the great Universal Mansion. We must of ourselves stretch out and acquire our knowledge through our own striving and seeking. God's Jewel House has no locked doors, and he who has the desire to explore its rooms can do so only in so far as he is worthy through his own achievements.

    "Ask, and it shall be given unto you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." These exhaltations are the essence of the teachings of the Ancient Initiate Brotherhood whose chosen messenger for the age of Pisces was the Master Jesus, who came to re-kindle the eternal age-old Truths.

    Prayers will profit us nothing if we desire mere earthly things, but if we seek to obtain a knowledge of those Truths which are Eternal and which will endure, though earthly values change and crumble, then, through first seeking the Kingdom of Heaven, or Cosmic Consciousness, all things, as Jesus said, shall be added.

    When we pray, we should pray for spiritual knowledge. If we do this, we shall create a potential which forms a link between the God-Force without, and the God-consciousness within. Having built this bridge, constant usage of its roadway will allow the spiritual traffic to flow backwards and forwards, and with time and perseverance, knowledge will be accumulated. As our spiritual knowledge increases, our earthly lot will become easier to bear because material things will lose importance.

    Even as the light of the sun pales the candle flame so that it cannot be seen, so the acquisition of spiritual knowledge gained through constructive and selfless prayer will bring us nearer to God and complete peace within ourselves. This is the wisdom of the soul which perishes not, but lives eternally within the innermost sanctuary of the Spirit of Man.


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    Default The Wisdom of the Soul - CHAPTER XI - WHAT IS IMAGINATION ?

    CHAPTER XI

    WHAT IS IMAGINATION ?


    ONE of the most urgent questions that Man has been trying to solve throughout the ages is that of individual survival. In his quest he has espoused many "isms" and cults. So far, factual proof beyond doubt, of individual survival, is still wanting.

    Spiritualism has travelled a long way along the road but, as we shall see in Chapter XIII, there are many factors in the human composition which can be, and are, often responsible for much of the so-called Spirit phenomena.

    We must realise that we are beings with physical and spiritual attributes, and as such, many of our functions originate from purely spiritual sources outside ourselves. Inversely, many can be traced to purely physical origins. This is where the trouble starts. Where does one begin and the other end ?

    It is a very complex problem and one that we must reason out ourselves and investigate very carefully before we jump to any false conclusions.

    Before we can attempt to assess the pros and cons for Survival we must examine ourselves to see iff we have a balanced outlook. If our reasoning is purely materialistic, then all those things of the Spirit will seem to us mad, and we shall relegate them to the rubbish heap of our reasoning faculties.

    If our outlook errs on the spiritual side then our desire to produce the evidence may cloud our critical faculties and lead us along all sorts of false trails.
    What we have to do is to check all evidence that comes to us, even if we are faced with disappointment after disappoinment. The best subject is, of course, yourself. You may think that you are not sensitive, or a medium, and therefore it will be no good investigating yourself in this respect.

    Remember here, that all faculties have to be trained before they can function properly, and it is only tireless effort in face of apparent failure which will bring you to your goal. When dealing with yourself you will know first of all if you are honest or dishonest, and whether you are resorting to deliberate and conscious fraud. Sift carefully all messages and phenomena which occur, to see if they can be explained by physical or natural causes.

    Never discard the "unexplained" by the word " imagination." What is imagination and where does it come from ? It is a spiritual attribute and as such should be taken into account. It has its very direct link with inspiration for it requires imagination to beget inspiration. It opens the door of Spiritual perception and lets in the light of Truth.

    What we receive we must, of course, interpret in physical terms through our brain cells, but the inspiration will give us that ' something" which is all things—all knowledge in a flash, which will set the wheels of the Material working, and give us an insight into those realms, as yet only dimly perceived by most mortals, who consider them too ethereal to warrant time being spent on their exploration.

    Only by diligent study can the way of the Spirit be explored, and the soul come at last to Cosmic at-one-ment with the Great Creative Spirit we call God. This Spirit is Universal, and permeates all things ; it is the Dynamo which holds spirit and matter in their appointed places. It is the Source from which comes the Creative Thought which encompasses and envisages everything.

    This being the case, it becomes obvious that within each one of us is the essence of that creative Thought-Force, which, when fully understood, can put within our reach all the potentialities of the Parent-Force.

    It is useless to say, ''Why can't I do this or do that, I am not aware of any such force within me?"

    The answer is plain. The treasure house of the spirit can only be unlocked room by room, and we must stretch out and find the key which will fit each lock of each door within God's Great Mansion. We shall not be able to open the doors of those rooms within our Consciousness, which are as yet lacking the furniture of knowledge and understanding. To take an example: it would be dangerous for any individual to have the power of life and death over his fellows by the mere act of operating one of the hidden Cosmic Laws.

    This power can not be permitted until the individual has mastered self to such an extent that no opposing force, however strong, could cause him to lose his spiritual balance and strike at his opponent from a motive of anger or revenge.

    The nearer we get to God, the more our material desires shrink and become of little importance. True spirituality manifests itself by its actions. It radiates love for all mankind, helping them to go forward in spite of the inconveniences that may be encountered personally in so doing.

    This is the law of cause and effect and through its operation we can, and do, supply our own wants from out the Treasure House of God. We attract to ourselves those very thoughts and actions we send out and operate in our daily lives. Often we expect to find in others what we ourselves have. We may even be conscious of our faults, and yet we do little to remove them. Faults become habits and as such are difficult to cast out of our natures.

    "Seek and ye shall find." This exhortation can be taken in two ways. If you seek for the good in your fellow-beings, then you will repel the evil. Like attracts like, and so you will find whatever you look for. Thus if you look for evil, you will find it, and your relationship with your fellow-men will be of an unpleasant or unfortunate nature.

    Seek God in all things and learn to keep His treasures under proper control. It is not always wise to let everybody know what is in the mind, or in the making, when commencing a project. It is therefore essential that, individually, we learn to control the transmission of Thought. Just as we, on the earth plane, receive thought impulses from the spiritual plane, so do we transmit, either by word or thought, to both incarnates and discarnates, any of whom may be desirous of frustrating or nullifying our plan. In this way we create an opposition for ourselves and make our task doubly difficult.

    For this reason it is necessary to use discernment, making sure that those whom we choose for associates are attuned to the same spiritual vibrations as ourselves.

    Spirituality is like the rainbow and exhibits many layers, or colours, of thought. In seeking to raise our spiritual stature we should always keep this in mind. Whilst we must, of necessity, contact planes of thought that are inferior to, or grosser than, our own, for the purpose of helping and teaching, we must be careful how we accept messages coming from these planes. They may choke and cloud our own spiritual knowledge making us a prey to all sorts of doubts and fears.

    Once we are launched upon the pathway of at-one-ment, which means that with greater knowledge we have a greater responsibility to our Creator as well as to mankind, we must learn to discern clearly whether those things which come to us are from the higher or lower spiritual layers of the Cosmic Thought-Force.

    Those who aspire to the spiritual leadership of mankind must, through earnest striving and probing into the secret recesses of their souls, learn to unlock the many chambers hidden within this Cosmic Temple.

    We must not rely upon others, much less discarnate spirits, who in the great majority of cases have not learnt their earthly lessons, and have, through protracted periods of trial and error, to return to the earth plane to continue their schooling. Yes, they have to reincarnate. An unpleasant word I know for many who do not like the responsibilities it implies. It should also make those who continually seek to communicate with discarnates realise that they may be getting all manner of mischievous messages, in fact, often culled from their own minds by the entities contacting the medium. It may actually be only the lower, or astral-self, of the medium operating in a telepathic capacity.


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    Default The Wisdom of the Soul - CHAPTER XII - BY THEIR FRUITS SHALL YE KNOW THEM

    CHAPTER XII

    BY THEIR FRUITS SHALL YE KNOW THEM


    GROUP Teachers from the higher planes of Spirit are working today by use of inspirational telepathic contacts, or thought rays. It is the work of many who have passed on, and who have absorbed Cosmic knowledge themselves, to act as receiving and transmitting stations for these higher Teachers, and so become in their turn the teachers and guides to circles or groups all over the world.

    These discarnates are known to spiritualists as Guides, and are the same as the biblical Guardian Angels. Mostly mankind is totally unaware of the fact that he has a spiritual friend who will help him through his earthly existences, and until such time as he is enlightened enough to find his own God-contact.

    It is in this respect that the mischievous or Satanakuic spirit plays havoc with those people who dabble, in an uncontrolled manner, in matters psychic as has already been explained.

    Communication with the spirit world is opened by the throwing out of thought waves which contact, and are picked up by, any entity that happens to be tuned to your waveband.

    The Open Sesame is Thought. Therefore it is very necessary that people seek the right channels of entry into the unknown. They must know how to protect themselves from the physic eavesdroppers and impersonators.

    Once the door has been opened to the wrong vibrations it is very difficult to shut it again, and when a contact has been made it remains, and tries to establish itself in the mind of the person to whom it has become attached.

    Always make certain how you open this door, and be sure that you seek protection. This is done by thought and can be achieved in many ways. That is why the ancient Initiates used signs and symbols with which to protect themselves.

    A symbol creates a thought in the mind of the sender, and is picked up by those who are of like vibration. One of the best safeguards for protecting thought is the sign of the Ankh enclosed within the circle of Life, which can be traced symbolically upon the solar plexus.1

    Any contrary or negative thought will be unable to penetrate the barrier thus set up and the way will be clear for right communication. Evil thought waves cannot break through and will drown, whilst the true knowledge will continue to flow.

    It is as well for us to realise, at this point, that each Solar System within God's Universe is a complete and separate entity from its brothers. Earth is the grossest of matter within the whole Universe of Creation, and the Solar System of which Earth is a part, is amongst the grossest of matter within Eternity.

    El Daoud is the Father-King over all the Spheres of mattet and gross matter within this System.

    The whole of matter can again be likened to the rainbow because this symbolises so much; colour, light, thought and materiality. Materiality is only a low form of Spirituality, and lowest matter blends with highest spirit in a spectrum.

    There is no communication, one with another, of any Solar Systems because the forms of life-force existent on these different systems are not co-lateral, and could not co-exist with each other in any way whatsoever ; neither are they necessarily subject to the three-dimensional state of life.

    The same applies to the individual spheres of matter in any one Solar System. Each individual world has its own Cosmic organisation and is as a stepping-stone to greater knowledge within that particular plan. For instance, there is no interplanetary communication within pur own system. Do not confuse material spheres, i.e. other planets, with interpenetrating Spiritual spheres, from which the higher Teachers minister to the spheres of matter and gross matter under their charge.

    When the knowledge necessary has been acquired on any world, the individual life-force, in whatever form it may take, passes on to greater knowledge and the door is shut and barred behind it.

    We, here, have to learn earth's lessons upon Earth because they are only appropriate here. We have to learn them through trial and error—cause and effect—in fact through reincarnation, and this will continue until such time as we have mastered our own selfish desires by finding the God-consciousness within.

    We shall only come by Truth through our own efforts and by opening the depths of our inner consciousness. The knowledge of how to do this is the key to Divine Wisdom. Many red herrings are being drawn along the track today, and in the original "Book of Truth," given through my hand and published by Riders some 29 years ago, it is stated that at the commencement of the Aquarian age, false teachers and prophets would arise, making all manner of fantastic claims to knowledge. It is the quality of the Teachings that must be looked for when assessing communication.

    If we follow the great World Teachers, we shall find their common theme is the effacing of Self, and that at-one-ment with God can only be achieved by self-striving and probing into the hidden chambers of our own Divine Selves.

    When we have mastered all the lessons to be learned in this manner, we shall be fitted to leave the Earth plane and its astral spheres for ever, and will go on to the mastery of that greater knowledge which awaits us.

    This knowledge we could not possibly assimilate or even remotely comprehend, in our present state of three-dimensional ignorance. We shall get it only when we have raised ourselves to the state of having earned it, and not before.

    We have got tot learn to sift, when we are searching for Truth and Knowledge, in order to pick out what really comes from higher sources as opposed to the various half-truths which appear in the guise of spiritual teachings. Interspersed amongst these are certain pirated Truths which strive for life and light, but in their environment, become dangerous, because many people at once assume that the whole misguided hotch-potch is true.

    I know people today who are so bemuddled with the multiplicity of books on the psychic and occult which they have read, that they can't make up their minds where they stand.
    Once the consciousness is opened indiscriminately, then the astral ne'er-do-wells, who are always seeking for a chance to contact the incarnate state again, will play havoc by the hold they gain over the lives of the people they are deluding.

    I am often asked, "How does one know what is right and what is wrong ?"

    This is a very difficult question to answer, and depends largely upon the nervous and mental state of the enquirer. Never accept communications without preliminary protection, as has been explained, or without prayer. "Ask and ye shall receive," Jesus said. He was speaking spiritually. The true and earnest seekers will receive help from spirit if they will ask for it, and above all if their motive is a selfless one. In other words, if they are seeking spiritual contact and knowledge for the benefit and upliftment of mankind, the astral mischief-makers will fail when faced with truth and honesty.

    The pathway of spiritual contact is not sensational, and the contact will be in keeping with the motive that prompts the seeker.

    Spiritual progress is, as I have often said, like the spectrum. It has degrees, or layers, and we automatically open up channels possessing like thought-forces to ourselves.

    Do not be dismayed if at first you find that your advancement is slow, or that you are not getting the desired spiritual contact. If the messages appear mischievous or contradictory, or are merely on a fortune-telling level, then look for the nigger-in-the-woodpile within yourself, because that is where it lies. If your seeking is entirely selfless, then you cannot contact other than that which you desire.

    It is all a matter of like thought attracting like, not spectacular or sensational. It requires quiet and humble concentration and study, a helping hand here or there. Like the Boy Scout, you must do your daily good deed, even if it be only a kindly thought transmitted through your consciousness to a soul in distress. Your thought will unite with all such other thoughts sent out, and build up a great potential of help and comfort for that person.

    Remember, the present age does not differ from ancient or biblical days, and the channels of inspiration are open to those who truly seek for the teaching and upliftment of mankind, just as they were then.


    1. The Ankh symbolises Life, which is the Creative God-Force, whilst the circle encloses and protects all who seek in true and impersonal spirituality.


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    CHAPTER XIII

    MAN KNOW THYSELF


    THE Spirit, when incarnate, has three functions. It is split into three operative parts all having a common root. This is why it; is, in the vast majority of cases, devoid of any past memories so far as the conscious mind is concerned.

    These three parts operate thus : through the higher-self, the middle-self, and the lower, or astral-self. They function as follows : that part of the spirit which operates the lower or material self has, whilst incarnate, the work of supporting the mortal body. It produces the magnetic force necessary to sustain the life of the material body. Thus, if this part of the spirit is weak or lazy the body will become sick and diseased.

    As I have explained in an earlier chapter, the true spiritual healer will heal through the fact that he stimulates the lower spiritual to reach out and absorb the vital magnetic force, and thus the process of mortal disease is arrested. If the patient's spiritual awareness is awakened, the cure will be permanent and not just a restimulation when the boosting power of the healer is present.

    The reason why incarnate spirits, generally, do not have memory of their past existences is because the root of Karmic memory is in that portion of the spirit which rules the middle self.

    Until the door is opened between the consciousness of the lower-self and the middle-self, there can be no collaboration between these two spiritual parts. The individual will not recognise any Karmic responsibilities, and will be unaware of the higher spiritual force within, which it can contact with advantage.1

    Much so-called psychic phenomena is the product of this lower-self which has various potentialities. The memory stored within the lower-self is only the memory of present incarnate existence, which, (when the lower and middle-selves are in accord), at physical death joins itself on to the middle-self of the discarnating spirit and enters the store-house of the soul. It enables the enlightened seeker to profit by past experiences and advance along the pathway to Cosmic at-one-ment.

    When this state is arrived at, and the three spiritual parts act in concert as one complete whole, then Cosmic Consciousness is reached.

    As I have said, the lower-self has the function of recharging and sustaining the physical body. It also serves the brain, which is the store-house of incarnate existence—the memory or card-index system—bringing forward, when required, what has been corelated by the physical brain cells.

    This lower-self cannot reason, but must call upon the middle-self to dissect the subject-matter placed before it by the lower-self.

    Thus we see that if the middle-self is not called in for judgment upon the lower-self's "ideas," the individual will be one of whom we would say, "they just have no common sense or reasoning powers." In other words, they are the types, too often met with, who accept anything out of hand which presents itself to them.

    The middle-self has reasoning power and memory—the memory of all Karmic experiences right up to our present incarnations. You may say, "If this is the case, then why is it that discarnate spirits very seldom admit reincarnation ?" The answer seems simple if we analyse it carefully. If these two selves (the lower and the middle) have not worked together whilst incarnate, then there will still be a barrier existent between them when in the discarnate state, and the Astral body, which is the vehicle of the lower-self (and its etheric counterpart), will still be unaware of its Karmic experiences, only knowing that one from which it has just passed.

    In fact, many who are precipitated into the astral without spiritual knowledge of any sort, do not even realise that they have passed over, and try vainly to contact those they have known upon Earth. When they again incarnate, they are housed in a physical body having a "new" brain which will, as the physical storehouse, only know those things which it learns in its new body. The experiences of its previous lives will have gone to join the middle-self memory which, as we have said, stores all past Karmic experiences.

    It will only be those spirits who have co-ordinated these three spiritual aspects, who will be conscious of those wider vistas outside their last mortal existence. Do not mistake my meaning; I do not wish to infer that they will necessarily know the exact circumstances of previous Karmas, but they will recognize, in frustration and adversity, a purpose, and by so doing will be able to work out its solution.

    Then we come to the higher-self. This is the Cosmic Consciousness within. This self knows everything, has memory, reasoning, and something which the two others have not—creative power. Thus if we wish to be successful in our earthly undertakings, we must have contact with this higher-self which will make our "ideas" become positive facts.
    Let me here make quite clear a most important factor. When I speak of the lower, middle and higher-selves, I do not mean to imply aspects of good or evil. I merely use the terms as spiritual divisions, or compartments, to show how they function one with another.

    Again the question poses itself, " How is it then that evil seems to triumph to the exclusion of good ? " Evil does not triumph in the long run, and when we argue in this manner we are only, (by our limited understanding), assuming that the begin-all and end-all of life is this finite physical existence we are at present conscious of.

    If we try to force the higher-self to aid us in schemes which are anti-spiritual, in fact and motive, then we are courting disaster and increasing Karma on the debit side.

    So we can see that before we make demands upon the higher or creative self, we must do so with the full knowledge and cooperation of the middle-self. If not, we shall be meddling with a force that will destroy us if we use it for self and ignore the promptings and reasoning of the middle-self, which must be allowed to control and dictate to the lower-self.

    In these cases of blind demanding, it is the higher-self, or God Consciousness, which calls upon the reasoning power of the middle-self. But if the lower, physical self, which is without reasoning powers, is too strongly entrenched, and not in harmony with the middle-self, then reason is thrown to the winds and we carry through our project in face of all opposition, not caring whom we hurt or even physically destroy, so long as we gain our own selfish desires.

    Often we speak of our "conscience," which is, in fact, the still small voice of the God within us, enshrined in the higher-self. It calls out pleadingly, imploring us to stop and think before it is too late, often to be stifled by the mortal physical desires prompting our demands whatever they may be.

    In other words we have free-will, which can either be used for the achievement of spiritual at-one-ment, or we can plunge into the vortex of materialism, thus building up fresh Karmic debts which have to be worked out upon earth—the scene of our past crimes against spirituality.

    I saw it written recently that the doctrine of reincarnation was retrogressive. What nonsense! Anybody talking thus, merely displays his ignorance. Reincarnation only spells frustration for those who will not seek the higher spiritual knowledge. By their failure to "know themselves" they plunge into error after error, forcing themselves to return again and again to earth's schoolrooms until they have, by their own striving and humility, come to the footstool of knowledge and understanding, when they will be free to go forward to realms of knowledge as yet unexplored. In simple language, we are our own gaolers.

    1. This explains why people under anaesthetics have been known to talk languages of which they have no knowledge. The barrier between the lower-self consciousness and the middle-self consciousness is removed, allowing a previous incarnate consciousness to be uncovered.


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    MAN KNOW THYSELF

    Now I want to return for a moment to that aspect of the spirit which I have called the lower-self. It produces the supply of all those necessities which are essential for the spirit to manifest when incarnate. It is that part of the force within us which is responsible for much of the phenomena erroneously written down as "spirit communication." This lower-self, which (for simplicity's sake) I will call X., is the manufacturer of vital force which, as I have already said, sustains the physical—body.

    According to the supply of this vital force, so will the physical be either healthy or diseased. The body grows old and decays because this vital force gradually weakens if not exercised. It finally withdraws itself altogether at physical death.

    X can be trained in a number of ways so that objects can be moved around, and things that are apparently unknown to ourselves be described. This of course requires practice, although some individuals have an X force which operates almost naturally, and without much training.

    Everything must be developed whatever it may be. I will take the art of singing—being a singer myself. It takes years and years of careful daily study and practice to achieve anything like perfection, which actually is never reached. That is why we strive onwards, always seeking this elusive goal.

    When I practise, I have something talking to me most of the time—telling me what to do, and it always proves to be correct. Mediums have suggested that it is the spirit of a deceased singer guiding me. Actually this is not so. I have, with years of practice, trained my X force to such an extent in this particular field that my middle-self is able to work with X, who asks it questions to which it replies, causing a collateral physical reaction. The act of singing is initially spiritual, and the sound I wish to emit must be accurately conveyed by my spiritual ear to my brain. This materialises the required sound through the physical medium of the vocal chords, producing an audible note or succession of notes making a tune.

    This X force is also responsible for telepathy, and, in a great many cases, poltergeists. These latter can mostly be pinned down to some abnormality, or very strong urge, which has been frustrated in the individual. In fact, persons have been consigned to mental establishments because of the physical happenings which manifest in their presence.

    What actually takes place is that rods of ectoplasm are projected, which automatically relieve the frustrated feelings of the individual, by moving or throwing things about.

    I know a case in point, which happened to me years ago, and which resulted in such a physical manifestation. Actually the person responsible for the occurrence thought it was a spirit influence, and although only a child of some five years, said so.1 He was angry and frustrated because I would not take any notice of him at the particular time he wanted attention. In later years this theory has been proven by the fact that physical manifestations do, at intervals, take place in his presence, which both he and his wife are aware of. He has a very strong physical X force, that is why he can invariably get what he wants in life without any difficulty.

    X manifests as personality. If it is strong, and virile, it will push itself out and attempt to overwhelm the X force of anybody whom it may wish to influence. If it is weak, then it becomes overwhelmed itself, and the opposing individual will superimpose his will. This is where introspection steps in and we manufacture a persecution complex, thinking that all the world is against us. In reality it is we, ourselves, who are our own enemies.

    We should train this X force to go out into the world and do some positive work for us. Nature gives us the tools, but if we will not bestir ourselves to use them, the blame is ours.

    So that you may the more easily be able to distinguish these three spiritual forces within us, I suggest we think of them in future as X the lower-self (the physical administrator), Y the middle-self or reasoning force, and Z the God-Force, known as Zen to the Orient.

    Do not fall into the error of thinking that I am discounting communication with spiritual forces—I am not. What I do say, most emphatically, is that in the great majority of cases this so-called communication is nothing more than the X force taking control.

    The perfect mediumship can only be achieved when X, Y and Z all work in harmony. Then the door of communication with the higher-self is open, and the information obtained will be of a really lofty and instructive nature. It will be a reaching out to the God-consciousness, or Z force, and because the Y, or reasoning force, no longer questions or tries to block the flow of knowledge by forming a barrier in between, the higher spiritual beings will be able to contact us inspirationally, and the knowledge, added to our own, will be constructive and helpful.

    Much harm is done by promiscuous and unguided contact with astral or earth-bound spirits, who have failed to learn their earthly lessons, and so must have further schooling upon Earth. These spirits delight in making contact with incarnates, and are often not what they profess to be. Actually what they do is to pick out, through telepathy, what the earthly inquirer wants to know. They contact the inquirer's X force, which is the store-house of all present physical experiences and memories. Having done this, it is quite simple to impersonate people, known to the inquirer, who have passed on. The contact may not even get this far, and the inquirer and the medium (if one is consulted) will simply play a game of foils with their two X forces. Both will be quite unconscious of what is taking place and the messages will be accepted as coming from a friend, relative, etc.

    Much of what I have said on spirit communication will, I am quite sure, arouse criticism. If so, then I can only say that it is caused by a latent fear that deep-rooted ideas may be upset. After all, we should strive after the truth, as opposed to sensation, even if it does knock the bottom out of some of our most cherished beliefs. If we are not strong enough to admit when we are misled, then we shall never attain to any of the greater knowledge. It is only through trial and error that we at last come to real spiritual understanding.

    The exploration of ourselves, and our possible contacts with spiritual forces, requires much courage. The path is stony and often lonely. We raise up abuse and antagonism, both of which are born of fear that we are going to upset somebody's preconceived notions. All we can do is forge ahead to the best of our ability, looking neither to the right nor to the left. We must be honest with ourselves and with others, speaking fearlessly of those things which we honestly believe to be the truth, even if it gets us into hot water.

    Spirituality cannot be put under the microscope but is an essence, and once we have made its contact, we know. It joins itself to that God-Consciousness within.

    We have unlocked the doors of God's house and can pass through its portals at will, relying upon ourselves alone to make our contact with God without the necessity of any intermediary.

    Jesus said, "Man know thyself" and "Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven and all things shall be added unto you".

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    CHAPTER XIV

    THE TRUTH WITHIN US

    If we would only take a short time each day to sit apart from the rush and turmoil of daily life and relax ourselves body and soul, we should be able to open the doors of our God-consciousness. Its very presence would cleanse us mentally, thus reacting upon our physical bodies, purging them of the devitalising results of worry, fear, and all such things that we have to face daily.

    If we did this and communed with our inner selves, then the need for such people as psycho-analysts, hypnotists, etc., would be superfluous. In any event these people, most of them not believing in an immortal soul, put everything down to inhibitions, either of early life or those accumulated through racial evolution or ancestry.

    Whilst in part this may be true, it is only a portion of the story. They treat the individual's physical brain, but they fail to look further and teach their patient to find his cosmic self. They never tell him to commune with himself and talk to his spiritual self, simply because they do not accept the existence of an inner God-force. If a patient exhibits any interests in psychic or occult knowledge they invariably ridicule it. They are, in fact, so inhibited with physical quirks that they themselves require an analyst with spiritual awareness to put them right and show them that Man is comprised of spirit and matter blended.

    As it is, a lot of permanent harm is done, and the patient is so cluttered up with psycho-analytical theorising, that contact with the spiritual is almost completely blocked. Instead of contacting the higher-self he is forced back upon a purely physical hypothesis.

    It is time we realised that we are not on this Earth to follow idly a life of self-indulgence, but to help in God's plan and to learn the lessons that confront us and so strengthen ourselves spiritually. He gave us conscious being, and consequently wants us to enjoy the great spiritual gifts He has to offer and not to abuse them.

    If we strive upwards always seeking for more knowledge, which we can find within our own God-consciousness, it will lead us straight onwards and we shall not lose the way.

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    The frustrations which confront us are the boulders which lie around to bruise us if we digress and take some byeway by giving ourselves up to self-will. This is Nature's way, through cause and effect, of withholding her treasures until we reaffirm contact with our higher-self, which at length brings us to God's Kingdom.

    The wise parent will often put away some lovely toy that has been given to a child because he knows that it is too young and will not appreciate what it has got. Indeed it may be of the kind that could bring mortal injury to it. So the parent keeps the toy until the child has shown itself capable of appreciating and using it with benefit and not injury to itself.

    The Kingdom of God is within us—so near and yet so far off— but when we have found it, all desire flees away in the complete Cosmic harmony that it brings; the Knowledge of God which passeth all understanding. That is the Crest Jewel of a Spiritual Victory.


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    CHAPTER XV

    EARTH IS A SCHOOLROOM

    IN taking you along strange and unorthodox paths, some of the things I tell you may not be acceptable to the mentally rigid. How you react to these things and receive them is in your own hands.

    A truly wise man will always investigate and give thought to something new before discarding it. The pioneers of all ages have been villified and, in many cases, done to death for their beliefs. Yet often when they have passed on, the coming generations have turned them into saints and heroes upon the vindication of their theses through time.

    It is in the misuse of acquired knowledge that Man sins against the natural laws of God. The lessons and tribulations of Earth are only of Earth, and therefore must be learnt and overcome upon Earth. The sooner we rise above them and learn them, the sooner we shall cast off Earth's shackles.

    The great Masters have taught reincarnation and speak of it very generally. At the time of Jesus it was so universally accepted that it did not require constant reiteration. In St. Matthew, XVII, vs. 10-13, we read for instance:
    And his disciples asked him saying, " Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come? " And Jesus answered and said unto them, "Elias truly shall first come, and restore all things. But I say unto you, that Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of Man suffer of them." Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
    Again in St. Matthew, Chapter XI, vs. 10-15, we read that Jesus said, when speaking of John the Baptist:
    For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
    Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist . . .
    For all the Prophets and the law prophesied until John.
    And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come.
    He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

    Again Jesus points to the fact that John and Elias (or Elijah, as it is written in the revised version) were one and the same spirit incarnated first as Elijah and later as John.

    Then in St. John, Chapter I, vs. 21 to 22, we read: "And they (the Pharisees) asked him (John), ' What then ? Art thou Elias ? ' And he (John) saith, ' I am not! Art thou that Prophet ? * And he answered ' No.'

    "Then said they unto him, 'Who art thou ? that we may give answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? '

    This denial of John's is even more interesting and conclusive than Jesus' pronouncement that John was Elias. Firstly, it shows that even such an Initiate as John had no knowledge or memory of his previous incarnation as Elias (Elijah), and secondly, that the Pharisees accepted the fact that he was the reincarnation of some Teacher or Prophet. The biblical text tells us that they pursued the subject by saying, "Who art thou ? That we may give answer," etc. In fact, they expected him to say that he was somebody from the past.

    Many shy at the thesis of reincarnation because it is not a soft or comfortable one. It teaches us that there are no easy rest houses along the eternal road. The work of self-education has to be accomplished sooner or later, if we are not to get left behind. Wrongs have to be expiated and injuries and debts to others be redressed. We must learn the control of Self and find the God-consciousness within us, the I AM, if we wish to qualify for citizenship of those higher material and spiritual worlds within the Great Cosmic Universe.

    An analogy can be drawn between our progress through life and a child's progress through school. The school holidays can be likened to release from the mortal flesh. If the child has learnt his term's work well, he will move up into a higher form on returning to school. If not, then he will remain in the lower form for a further period.

    Do not deny reincarnation because you yourself cannot yet realise it, The day will come when you will, in the light of a fuller understanding. The Mysteries of Creation and their workings will only be made clear to those who reach out for them. They are veiled to the uninitiated who are not ready for their unfolding; indeed, they could not grasp them, rejecting anything they cannot understand, thus limiting their chances of progress.

    Jesus gave warning in his teachings, not to cast pearls before swine. In other words use discrimination with whom you discuss the hard-won jewels of knowledge.

    The boy at the bottom of the school will not be able to understand teachings given to the boy at the top.

    Many people have said to me, "If survival after physical death is true, why cannot it be proved once and for all to the masses ? "

    Have you ever stopped to think how bad this would be for those who are steeped in materialism and even vice ? Before they can reach understanding, they must admit their faults by coming to the footstool of humility and knowledge.

    People must learn to strive and seek for themselves, and it is those persistent seekers who eventually find the God-consciousness within themselves, and then they know. They have made contact with those higher planes of spirit and in so doing, have found God.

    To-day, Man understands only the meaning of wealth which gives him material power over his fellows. Spirituality means nothing.

    International distrust grows and Nations build up huge atomic stock piles, each trying to outdo the other in frightfulness.

    Lord Cherwell, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, is reported by the Press of July 15th, 1954, as saying, "Whether Homo Sapiens will accept the vast benefits which science offers him, or whether he will use the colossal powers scientists have put at his disposal to restore the surface of this puny planet to the primeval slime from which it has emerged in the last thousand million years, the future, and perhaps the very near future, will show."

    On September 2nd, 1954, the Press gave prominence to certain statements made by Dr. Adrian, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and President of the Royal Society, when speaking at the 116th Meeting of the British Association at Oxford. Dr. Adrian is reported as saying that the human race cannot stand more than so many atomic explosions. They had a cumulative effect and might upset the whole balance of human life as we know it. Atomic explosions gave similar results to Solar disturbances.

    It is the duty of each individual, as a child of the Infinite Creator, to take an active part in fighting the evil of materialism and thus bring about a return to spirituality.

    Start now and make yourself conversant with what is going on in the world—your world. Read your daily papers even if you don't like unpleasant things. See the murders, the thuggery, and the moral and sexual degradations so numerous today through lack of Spiritual understanding.

    We are in the "Latter Days,'' and again I stress this urgent fact; unless we return to true spirituality and are prepared to work ceaselessly and fearlessly to this end, modern civilisation will sink down into the abyss of social chaos and destruction which it is surely forging for itself.

    No use to pray to God to save us. It is for us to make ourselves worthy of salvation by doing His Will, thus making ourselves a shining example before men. We must seek God within our own Divine Selves and by so doing help others who stumble along the pathway of life. We must not seek knowledge for selfish ends, but impersonally and for the benefits we can give to those who lack understanding of the spirit. This will fill our souls with an inner satisfaction which will be worth all the toils and tribulations of mortal life.



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