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RE: [bn-study] Re: TELEPATHY

Mar 25, 2002 10:20 AM
by dalval14

Monday, March 25, 2002


Dear Traci and Friends:

Theosophy states that these are phenomena that relate to the
"astral" and the "psychic" planes of Nature and the corresponding
"principles" of man.

The astral plane is full of the transmission of thoughts and
feelings, and also serves as a recording medium that is used by
living Nature to record (in that portion called the Akasa) an
indelible record of the acts, feelings thoughts and motives of
all living things and of every member of humanity. The astral
plane in that aspect named the Akasa, carries this record. If
the faculty of being able to see it is available, it would
provide an accurate and true record of everything anyone does.
In a way, it is the store-house of Karma. But no Spiritually
Wise Adept would ever invade another's privacy or take a look at
others' thoughts unless he received permission to do so. Only
the "Black" adepts do this.

In a way we may say, that one of the laws of Nature is that an
accurate and full record is in place, and that all living things
provide information as they live to it. [In the realm of
Computers, for instance, we have the "Mirror" system that is used
to work on, and which keeps intact the basic files.] they hope
is being kept a secret from others. One may look it in this way.
There is no place to "hide." Our past acts are always
surrounding us in our astral environment.

Theosophy states that any choice, and use of motive, whether
mental or emotional action is involved, generates
electro-magnetic waves in the "astral" as well as the physical
environment. Other minds and receptors are capable of "tuning
in". The degree of success in such a capacity can be cultivated,
learned, and enhanced. But (this is a repeat) there is a strong
warning attached to this. And it is that no one may invade
another's mind or view their thoughts and feelings without
becoming a sharer in their Karma and also of generating personal
Karma of an adverse kind. Invasion of privacy in these regions of
"occult science" is immoral, intolerable, and punishable by
Nature. Karma always operates in such cases hence only a pure
spiritual ADEPT -- a Master of 'Wisdom' can do this because he
has NO MOTIVES OF SELF-INTEREST. He obeys the laws of Karma and
is sensitive to the privacy of others. This is made clear by
Theosophy because of the interest and curiosity concerning this
that exists.

Let me give you some words extracted from the OCEAN OF THEOSOPHY
These will give you a survey of the matter:



If all the phenomena described are true, then in man are the same
powers and forces which are to be found anywhere in Nature. He is
held by the Masters of Wisdom to be the highest product of the
whole system of evolution, and mirrors in himself every power,
however wonderful or terrible, of Nature. By the very fact of
being such a mirror, he is man -- the "Microcosm" of the


This, naturally leads to the proposition that the human WILL is
all powerful, and the Imagination is a most useful faculty with a
dynamic force.

The IMAGINATION is the picture-making power of the human mind. In
the average human it has not enough training or force to be more
than a sort of dream, but it may be trained. When trained it is
the Constructor in the Human Workshop. Arrived at that stage, it
makes a matrix in the Astral substance through which effects will
flow into physical objectivity. It is the greatest power, after
Will, in the human assemblage of complicated instruments.

The modern definition of imagination is incomplete and
inaccurate. It is chiefly used to designate fancy or
misconception, and at all times, stands for unreality. It is
impossible to get another term as good because one of the powers
of the trained Imagination is that of making an image. This
faculty used, or pushed to a greater limit, causes the
Imagination to evolve in the Astral substance an actual form,
which like a sand-mold, can be used to shape cast-iron. It is
therefore the King faculty, inasmuch as the Will cannot do its
work if the Imagination be at all weak or untrained. For
instance, if the person desiring to precipitate from the air
wavers in the least with the image made in the Astral substance,
the pigment will fall upon the paper in a correspondingly
wavering and diffused manner.


But the lay mind infected by the materialism of these days,
wonders how all these manipulations are possible, seeing that no
instruments are spoken of. The instruments are in the body and
brain of man. In the view of the Adept Lodge: "the human brain
is an exhaustless generator of force." A complete knowledge of
the inner chemical and dynamic laws of Nature, together with a
trained mind, give the possessor the power to operate these laws.
This will be man's possession in the future, and would be his
today were it not for blind dogmatism, selfishness, and
materialistic unbelief. A knowledge of the law when added to
faith gives power over matter, mind, space, and time.


To communicate with another mind at any distance the Adept
attunes all the molecules of the brain and all the thoughts of
the mind so as to vibrate in unison with the mind to be affected,
and that other mind and brain have also to be either voluntarily
thrown into the same unison or fall into it voluntarily. So
though the Adept be at Bombay and his friend in New York, the
distance is no obstacle, as the inner senses are not dependent on
an ear, but may feel and see the thoughts and images in the mind
of the other person.


The modern man sees no misdemeanor in looking into the secrets of
another by means of this power, but the Adepts say it is an
invasion of the rights of the other person. No man has the right,
even when he has the power, to enter into the mind of another and
pick out its secrets. This is the law of the Lodge to all who
seek, and if one sees that he is about to discover the secrets of
another he must at once withdraw and proceed no further.

If he proceeds his power is taken from him in the case of a
disciple; in the case of any other person he must take the
consequence of this sort of burglary. For Nature has her laws and
her policemen, and if we commit felonies in the Astral world the
great Law and the guardians of it, for which no bribery is
possible, will execute the penalty, no matter how long we wait,
even if it be for ten thousand years. Here is another safeguard
for ethics and morals.

But until men admit the system of ethical and moral philosophy
put forward by Theosophy, they will not deem it wrong to commit
felonies in fields where their weak human law has no effect, but
at the same time, by refusing the philosophy, they will put off
the day when all may have these great powers for the use of all.


Clairvoyance, clairaudience, and second-sight are all closely
related. Every exercise of any one of them draws in at the same
time both of the others. They are but variations of one power.
Sound is one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Astral
sphere, and as light goes with sound, sight obtains
simultaneously with hearing.

To see an image with the Astral senses means that at the same
time there is a sound. It is well known to the true student of
occultism that every sound produces instantaneously an image, and
this, so long known in the Orient, has lately been demonstrated
in the West in the production to the eye of sound pictures on a
stretched tympanum.

In clairvoyance, the pictures in the Astral Light pass before the
inner vision and are reflected into the physical eye from within.
They then appear objectively to the seer. In clairaudience, the
hearer hears with the center of hearing in the Astral body
activating the physical equivalent sense.

In clairvoyance with waking sight, the vibration is communicated
to the brain first. From the brain it is transmitted to the
physical eye, where it sets up an image upon the retina. In
ordinary vision the vibrations on the retina of the are
transmitted to the brain. Sound, also a vibration, is preserved
in the Astral Light and, from thence the inner sense can take it
and transmit it to the brain, from which it is retransmitted to
the physical ear.


By means of these pictures, seen with the inner senses, all
clairvoyants exercise their strange faculty. Yet it is a faculty
common to all men, though in the majority but slightly developed.
Occultism asserts that were it not for the germ of this power
slightly active in every one no man could convey to another any
idea whatsoever.


The highest order of clairvoyance -- that of Spiritual Vision --
is very rare. The usual clairvoyant deals only with the ordinary
aspects and strata of the Astral matter. SPIRITUAL SIGHT comes
only to those who are pure, devoted, and firm. It may be attained
by special development of the particular organ in the body
through which alone such sight is possible, and only after
discipline, long training, and the highest altruism.

All other clairvoyance is transitory, inadequate, and
fragmentary, dealing, as it does, only with matter and illusion.


SECOND-SIGHT is a combination of clairaudience and clairvoyance,
and the frequency with which future events are seen by the
second-sight seer adds an element of prophecy. If they are of
past events or those to come, the picture only is seen; if of
events actually then occurring, the scene is perceived through
the Astral Light by the inner sense. This part of the subject is
a dangerous one, but can be gone into much further with the aid
of occultism. The pure-minded and the brave can deal with the
future and the present far better than any clairvoyant.

In the Astral Light are pictures of all things whatsoever that
happened to any person, and as well also pictures of those events
to come, the causes for which are sufficiently well marked and
made. If the causes are yet indefinite, so will be the images of
the future. But for the mass of events for several years to come
all the producing and efficient causes are always laid down with
enough definiteness to permit the seer to see them in advance.


But to explain the phenomena performed by Adepts, Fakirs, Yogees,
and all trained occultists, one has to understand the occult laws
of chemistry, of mind, of force, and of matter.

Theosophy does not deny nor ignore the physical laws discovered
by science. It admits all such as are proven, but it asserts the
existence of others which modify the action of those we
ordinarily know.

Behind all the visible phenomena is the occult cosmos with its
ideal machinery. That occult cosmos can only be fully understood
by means of the inner senses which pertain to it. Those senses
will not be easily developed if their existence is denied. Brain
and mind, acting together, have the power to evolve forms, first
as astral ones in astral substance, and later as visible ones by
accretions of the matter on this plane.

Objectivity depends largely on perception, and perception may be
affected by inner stimuli. Hence a witness may either see an
object which actually exists as such without, or, he may be made
to see one by internal stimulus.

This gives us three modes of sight:

(1) with the eye by means of light from an object,

(2) with the inner senses by means of the Astral Light, and

(3) by stimulus from within which causes the eye to report to the
brain, thus throwing the inner image without.

The phenomena of the other senses may be tabulated in the same

The Astral substance being the register of all thoughts, sounds,
pictures, and other vibrations, and the inner man being a
complete person able to act with or without co-ordination with
the physical, all the phenomena of hypnotism, clairvoyance,
clairaudience, mediumship, and the rest of those which are not
consciously performed may be explained.

In the Astral substance are all sounds and pictures, and in the
Astral Man, remain impressions of every event, however remote or
insignificant; these acting together produce the phenomena which
seem so strange to those who deny or are unaware of the
postulates of occultism.


If one is to understand the psychic phenomena found in the
history of "spiritualism" it is necessary to know and admit the

1. The complete heredity of man astrally, spiritually, and
psychically, as a being who knows, reasons, feels, and acts
through the body, the Astral body, and the soul. [Man is an
immortal Monad.]

2. he nature of the mind, its operation, its powers; the nature
and power of imagination; the duration and effect of impressions.
Most important in this is the persistence of the slightest
impression as well as the deepest; that every impression produces
a picture in the individual aura; and that by means of this a
connection is established between the auras of friends and
relatives old, new, near, distant, and remote in degree: this
would give a wide range of possible sight to a clairvoyant.

3. The nature, extent, function, and power of man's inner Astral
organs and faculties included in the terms Astral body and Kama
[Desire & Passion]. That these are not hindered from action by
trance or sleep, but are increased in the medium when entranced.
At the same time their action is not free, but governed by the
mass chord of thought among the sitters. This may also be
governed by the predominating will of one of the sitters, or by
the presiding "devilish Kama-rupa" behind the scenes. If a
sceptical scientific investigator be present, his mental attitude
may totally inhibit the action of the medium's powers by what we
might call a freezing process which no English terms will
adequately describe.

4. The fate of the Real Man after death, his state, power,
activity there, and his relation, if any, to those left behind
him here.

5. That the intermediary between mind and body -- the Astral
body -- is thrown off at death and left in the Astral light to
fade away; and that the real man goes to Devachan.

6. The existence, nature, power, and function of the Astral
light and its place as a register in Nature. That it contains,
retains, and reflects pictures of each and every thing that
happened to anyone, and also every thought; that it permeates the
globe and the atmosphere around it; that the transmission of
vibration through it is practically instantaneous, since the rate
is much quicker than that of electricity as now known.

7. The existence in the Astral light of beings not using bodies
like ours, but not human in their nature, having powers,
faculties, and a sort of consciousness of their own. These
include the elemental forces or nature sprites divided into many
degrees, and which have to do with every operation of Nature and
every motion of the mind of man. That these elementals act at
seances automatically in their various departments, one class
presenting pictures, another producing sounds, and others
depolarizing objects for the purposes of apportation. Acting with
them in this Astral sphere are the "soulless men" [Elementaries,
"shells"] who live in it. To these are to be ascribed the
phenomenon, among others, of the "independent voice," always
sounding like a voice in a barrel just because it is made in a
vacuum which is absolutely necessary for an entity so far removed
from spirit. The peculiar timbre of this sort of voice has not
been noticed by the spiritualists as important, but it is
extremely significant in the view of occultism.

8. The existence and operation of occult laws and forces in
nature which may be used to produce phenomenal results on this
plane; that these laws and forces may be put into operation by
the subconscious man and by the elementals either consciously or
unconsciously, and that many of these occult operations are
automatic in the same way as is the freezing of water under
intense cold or the melting of ice under heat.

9. That the Astral body of the medium, partaking of the nature
of the Astral substance, may be extended from the physical body,
may act outside of the latter, and may also extrude at times any
portion of itself such as hand, arm, or leg and thereby move
objects, indite letters, produce touches on the body, and so on
ad infinitum. And that the Astral body of any person may be made
to feel sensation, which, being transmitted to the brain, causes
the person to think he is touched on the outside or has heard a


To attempt to acquire the use of the psychic powers for mere
curiosity or for selfish ends is also dangerous for the same
reasons as in the case of mediumship. As the civilization of the
present day is selfish to the last degree and built on the
personal, element, the rules for the development of these powers
in the right way, have not been given out. But the Masters of
Wisdom have said that philosophy and ethics must first be learned
and practiced before any development of the other department is
to be indulged in; and their condemnation of the wholesale
development of mediums is supported by the history of
spiritualism, which is one long story of the ruin of mediums in
every direction.


Equally improper is the manner of the scientific schools which
without a thought for the true nature of man indulge in
experiments in hypnotism in which the subjects are injured for
life, put into disgraceful attitudes, and made to do things for
the satisfaction of the investigators which would never be done
by men and women in their normal state.

The Lodge of the Masters does not care for Science unless it aims
to better man's state morally as well as physically, and no aid
will be given to Science until she looks at man and life from the
moral and spiritual side.

For this reason those who know all about the psychical world, its
denizens and laws, are proceeding with a reform in morals and
philosophy before any great attention will be accorded to the
strange and seductive phenomena possible for the inner powers of

And at the present time the cycle has almost run its course for
this century. Now, the Adept Lodge hopes by the time the next
tide begins to rise that the West will have gained some right
knowledge of the true philosophy of Man and Nature, and be then
ready to bear the lifting of the veil a little more.

To help on the progress of the race in this direction is the
object of Theosophy and that is offered to all.

[Extracts from the OCEAN OF THEOSOPHY ]


I hope this is found to be helpful,

Best wishes,


-----Original Message-----
From: Traci
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 12:06 AM
Subject: [bn-study] Re: TELEPATHY


I would like to know your views on Telepathy?

Best Wishes


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