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3.18 - Of Clairvoyance and the Body of Light
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
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lair ::: 1. A den or hideaway. 2. A den or resting place of a wild animal. lairs, lairlike. :::

laird ::: n. --> A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.

lairdship ::: n. --> The state of being a laird; an estate; landed property.

lair ::: n. --> A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.
A burying place.
A pasture; sometimes, food.

laird ::: n. --> A lord; a landholder, esp. one who holds land directly of the crown.

lairdship ::: n. --> The state of being a laird; an estate; landed property.

lair ::: n. --> A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.
A burying place.
A pasture; sometimes, food.

laire de I’Angelologie.

laire de I’Angilologie.]

lair ::: 1. A den or hideaway. 2. A den or resting place of a wild animal. lairs, lairlike. :::

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   6 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
   3 Charles Baudelaire
   1 Sri Aurobindo
   1 Peter J Carroll
   1 Manly P Hall
   1 Allen Ginsberg


   86 Charles Baudelaire
   32 Cherise Sinclair
   25 Tony Blair
   24 Claire North
   23 Sinclair Lewis
   23 Ava Dellaira
   18 Ric Flair
   14 Upton Sinclair
   12 Laird Barron
   12 Edie Claire
   11 E K Blair
   11 Claire Danes
   10 Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
   9 Hilaire Belloc
   8 Jenny Eclair
   7 Roxanne St Claire
   7 Claire Messud
   7 Claire Cook
   7 Claire Bloom
   6 Claire Thompson
   6 Claire Forlani
   5 Rachel Caine
   5 Claire McCaskill
   5 Claire Legrand
   4 John Bellairs
   4 Claire Tomalin
   4 Claire Farrell
   4 Claire Cross
   4 Bonnie Blair
   3 Nick Laird
   3 Iain Sinclair
   3 Diana Gabaldon
   3 Claire Contreras
   2 Ryan Blair
   2 Rom o Dallaire
   2 Patsy Clairmont
   2 May Sinclair
   2 Laurie LeClair
   2 Laird Hamilton
   2 Judith Claire Mitchell
   2 Emile Verhaeren
   2 Claire Zorn
   2 Claire Snyman
   2 Claire Seeber
   2 Claire L Evans
   2 Claire LaZebnik
   2 Claire Douglas
   2 Claire Denis
   2 Claire Dederer
   2 Claire C Riley
   2 Claire Adam
   2 Abbi Glines

1:Even if God did not exist it would continue to be sacred ~ Charles Baudelaire,
2:I know by myself how incomprehensible God is, seeing I cannot comprehend the parts of my own being. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
3:Learn the lesson that, if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you need is not a sceptre but a hoe. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
4:Many often err and accomplish little or nothing because they try to become learned rather than to live well. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
5:The more I contemplate God, the more God looks on me. The more I pray to him, the more he thinks of me too. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
6:Woman is in her right and even fulfills a sort of obligation when she takes pains to appear as a magical and supernatural creature. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
7:There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity. There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is vanity. There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is Love. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
8:In a wide opening of its native skyIntuition’s lightnings range in a bright packHunting all hidden truths out of their lairs,Its fiery edge of seeing absoluteCleaves into locked unknown retreats of self,Rummages the sky-recesses of the brai ~ Sri Aurobindo, Savitri 10.04 - The Dream Twilight of the Earthly Real,
9:But the true black magician does not work through the ethers which are the home of the etheric elementals. He works through the entities who dwell in the astral light or the animal magnetism of the lower astral plane. The true black magician can become (and usually is) clairvoyant, but he can never go any higher than the astral world. To this plane he is tied to his passions, hates, incantations, and the animal nature which is the basis of black magic. ~ Manly P Hall, Magic: A Treatise on Esoteric Ethics ,
10:Tell me, enigmatical man, whom do you love best, your father,Your mother, your sister, or your brother?I have neither father, nor mother, nor sister, nor brother.Your friends?Now you use a word whose meaning I have never known.Your country?I do not know in what latitude it lies.Beauty?I could indeed love her, Goddess and Immortal.Gold?I hate it as you hate God.Then, what do you love, extraordinary stranger?I love the clouds the clouds that pass up thereUp there the wonderful clouds! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
11:In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
12:EVOCATION Evocation is the art of dealing with magical beings or entities by various acts which create or contact them and allow one to conjure and command them with pacts and exorcism. These beings have a legion of names drawn from the demonology of many cultures: elementals, familiars, incubi, succubi, bud-wills, demons, automata, atavisms, wraiths, spirits, and so on. Entities may be bound to talismans, places, animals, objects, persons, incense smoke, or be mobile in the aether. It is not the case that such entities are limited to obsessions and complexes in the human mind. Although such beings customarily have their origin in the mind, they may be budded off and attached to objects and places in the form of ghosts, spirits, or "vibrations," or may exert action at a distance in the form of fetishes, familiars, or poltergeists. These beings consist of a portion of Kia or the life force attached to some aetheric matter, the whole of which may or may not be attached to ordinary matter. Evocation may be further defined as the summoning or creation of such partial beings to accomplish some purpose. They may be used to cause change in oneself, change in others, or change in the universe. The advantages of using a semi-independent being rather than trying to effect a transformation directly by will are several: the entity will continue to fulfill its function independently of the magician until its life force dissipates. Being semi-sentient, it can adapt itself to a task in that a non-conscious simple spell cannot. During moments of the possession by certain entities the magician may be the recipient of inspirations, abilities, and knowledge not normally accessible to him. Entities may be drawn from three sources - those which are discovered clairvoyantly, those whose characteristics are given in grimoires of spirits and demons, and those which the magician may wish to create himself. In all cases establishing a relationship with the spirit follows a similar process of evocation. Firstly the attributes of the entity, its type, scope, name, appearance and characteristics must be placed in the mind or made known to the mind. Automatic drawing or writing, where a stylus is allowed to move under inspiration across a surface, may help to uncover the nature of a clairvoyantly discovered being. In the case of a created being the following procedure is used: the magician assembles the ingredients of a composite sigil of the being's desired attributes. For example, to create an elemental to assist him with divination, the appropriate symbols might be chosen and made into a sigil such as the one shown in figure 4. A name and an image, and if desired, a characteristic number can also be selected for the elemental. Secondly, the will and perception are focused as intently as possible (by some gnostic method) on the elemental's sigils or characteristics so that these take on a portion of the magician's life force and begin autonomous existence. In the case of preexisting beings, this operation serves to bind the entity to the magician's will. This is customarily followed by some form of self-banishing, or even exorcism, to restore the magician's consciousness to normal before he goes forth. An entity of a low order with little more than a singular task to perform can be left to fulfill its destiny with no further interference from its master. If at any time it is necessary to terminate it, its sigil or material basis should be destroyed and its mental image destroyed or reabsorbed by visualization. For more powerful and independent beings, the conjuration and exorcism must be in proportion to the power of the ritual which originally evoked them. To control such beings, the magicians may have to re-enter the gnostic state to the same depth as before in order to draw their power. ~ Peter J Carroll, Liber Null ,
13:Death & FameWhen I dieI don't care what happens to my body throw ashes in the air, scatter 'em in East River bury an urn in Elizabeth New Jersey, B'nai Israel CemeteryBut I want a big funeral St. Patrick's Cathedral, St. Mark's Church, the largest synagogue in ManhattanFirst, there's family, brother, nephews, spry aged Edith stepmother 96, Aunt Honey from old Newark,Doctor Joel, cousin Mindy, brother Gene one eyed one ear'd, sister-in-law blonde Connie, five nephews, stepbrothers & sisters their grandchildren, companion Peter Orlovsky, caretakers Rosenthal & Hale, Bill Morgan--Next, teacher Trungpa Vajracharya's ghost mind, Gelek Rinpoche, there Sakyong Mipham, Dalai Lama alert, chance visiting America, Satchitananda Swami Shivananda, Dehorahava Baba, Karmapa XVI, Dudjom Rinpoche, Katagiri & Suzuki Roshi's phantoms Baker, Whalen, Daido Loorie, Qwong, Frail White-haired Kapleau Roshis, Lama Tarchen --Then, most important, lovers over half-century Dozens, a hundred, more, older fellows bald & rich young boys met naked recently in bed, crowds surprised to see each other, innumerable, intimate, exchanging memories"He taught me to meditate, now I'm an old veteran of the thousandday retreat --""I played music on subway platforms, I'm straight but loved him he loved me""I felt more love from him at 19 than ever from anyone""We'd lie under covers gossip, read my poetry, hug & kiss belly to belly arms round each other""I'd always get into his bed with underwear on & by morning my skivvies would be on the floor""Japanese, always wanted take it up my bum with a master""We'd talk all night about Kerouac & Cassady sit Buddhalike then sleep in his captain's bed.""He seemed to need so much affection, a shame not to make him happy""I was lonely never in bed nude with anyone before, he was so gentle my stomach shuddered when he traced his finger along my abdomen nipple to hips-- ""All I did was lay back eyes closed, he'd bring me to come with mouth & fingers along my waist""He gave great head"So there be gossip from loves of 1948, ghost of Neal Cassady commin-gling with flesh and youthful blood of 1997 and surprise -- "You too? But I thought you were straight!""I am but Ginsberg an exception, for some reason he pleased me.""I forgot whether I was straight gay queer or funny, was myself, tender and affectionate to be kissed on the top of my head, my forehead throat heart & solar plexus, mid-belly. on my prick, tickled with his tongue my behind""I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a pillow --"Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his walk-up flat, seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him again never wanted to... ""He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made sure I came first"This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-peters, bowed bass & french horn black geniuses, folksinger fiddlers with dobro tamborine harmonica mandolin auto-harp pennywhistles & kazoosNext, artist Italian romantic realists schooled in mystic 60's India, Late fauve Tuscan painter-poets, Classic draftsman Massa-chusets surreal jackanapes with continental wives, poverty sketchbook gesso oil watercolor masters from American provincesThen highschool teachers, lonely Irish librarians, delicate biblio-philes, sex liberation troops nay armies, ladies of either sex"I met him dozens of times he never remembered my name I loved him anyway, true artist""Nervous breakdown after menopause, his poetry humor saved me from suicide hospitals""Charmant, genius with modest manners, washed sink, dishes my studio guest a week in Budapest"Thousands of readers, "Howl changed my life in Libertyville Illinois""I saw him read Montclair State Teachers College decided be a poet-- ""He turned me on, I started with garage rock sang my songs in Kansas City""Kaddish made me weep for myself & father alive in Nevada City""Father Death comforted me when my sister died Boston l982""I read what he said in a newsmagazine, blew my mind, realized others like me out there"Deaf & Dumb bards with hand signing quick brilliant gesturesThen Journalists, editors's secretaries, agents, portraitists & photo-graphy aficionados, rock critics, cultured laborors, cultural historians come to witness the historic funeral Super-fans, poetasters, aging Beatnicks & Deadheads, autograph-hunters, distinguished paparazzi, intelligent gawkersEveryone knew they were part of 'History" except the deceased who never knew exactly what was happening even when I was aliveFebruary 22, 1997 ~ Allen Ginsberg,

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1:Res ipsa loquitur ~ Claire Cross,
2:Claire ~ Gertrude Chandler Warner,
3:herself. ~ Judith Claire Mitchell,
4:said, I don’t know. ~ Claire Adam,
5:Semper ubi sub ubi ~ Claire Cross,
6:Taste your lies, Nina. ~ E K Blair,
7:lopectomy, ~ Judith Claire Mitchell,
8:The class war is over. ~ Tony Blair,
9:WORTHLESS, USELESS ~ Claire Legrand,
10:And I want you. I want ~ Edie Claire,
11:Hairy and the Maidens. ~ Edie Claire,
12:Life is for living. ~ Laird Hamilton,
13:Light is all memory. ~ Iain Sinclair,
14: Dans La Clairière
~ Charles Cros,
15:heartbeat quickened. ~ Laurie LeClair,
16:I bleed like nobody else. ~ Ric Flair,
17:I can't tan naturally. ~ Jenny Eclair,
18:I don't fear anything. ~ Bonnie Blair,
19:This is how savages love. ~ E K Blair,
20:You are bravery to me. ~ Ava Dellaira,
21:You know where he goes? ~ Claire Adam,
22:pulled my jacket tighter ~ Edie Claire,
23:what he thought of that. ~ Edie Claire,
24:I'm just a big old nerd. ~ Claire Danes,
25:I've never been prudish. ~ Jenny Eclair,
26:Love rules without rules. ~ Claire Cook,
27:Rough Night, Kitten? ~ Cherise Sinclair,
28:Wisdom devours the weak. ~ Laird Barron,
29:Be a doer and not a critic. ~ Tony Blair,
30:Everyone loves a Canadian ~ Claire North,
31:I only know what I believe. ~ Tony Blair,
32:It wasn’t fair to Claire ~ Aleatha Romig,
33:Le premier regle est de plaire ~ Moli re,
34:My mother will hear you. ~ Annette Blair,
35:niños», escribió Baudelaire. ~ Anonymous,
36:What matters is what works. ~ Tony Blair,
37:Everyone loves a Canadian. ~ Claire North,
38:Look, I am very competitive. ~ Tony Blair,
39:Sumo vestri proeliis. ~ Roxanne St Claire,
40:There have been a few small ~ Edie Claire,
41:Thruth makes you more you. ~ Ava Dellaira,
42:Tony Blair is a war criminal. ~ Tariq Ali,
43:A Dandy does nothing. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
44:been tumbled smooth by waves ~ Claire Cook,
45:Blaire. You're my exception. ~ Abbi Glines,
46:Cliché’s contain all truth, ~ Laird Barron,
-Cole st. Clair ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
48:Dimples chased his smile, ~ Claire Farrell,
49:I am a small-town girl. ~ Claire McCaskill,
50:Life is too short to cower. ~ Claire Cross,
51:Old-school as in Dark Ages. ~ Laird Barron,
52:The Rich arrived in pairs ~ Hilaire Belloc,
53:You’re so fucking selfish.” “I ~ E K Blair,
54:Breathe in the small things ~ Claire Snyman,
55:Debussy’s ‘Clair de Lune.’  ~ Anthony Doerr,
56:Fame doesn't end loneliness. ~ Claire Danes,
57:Music fathoms the sky. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
58:Music pierces the sky. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
59:She would earn her living. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
60:touch really soon, I swear. ~ Claire Seeber,
61:Education, education, education ~ Tony Blair,
62:had a flair for the narrative ~ John Grisham,
63:I don't think I'm successful. ~ Jenny Eclair,
64:I'm the f***ing Prime Minister! ~ Tony Blair,
65:Peux ce que veux. Allons-y. ~ Rom o Dallaire,
66:Remote and ineffectual don. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
67:What? You don't trust me? ~ Claire McCaskill,
68:masturbatory fantasies. The ~ Claire Thompson,
69:Men are never brave, are they? ~ Cherie Blair,
70:The British people are the boss. ~ Tony Blair,
71:Don’t let anyone steal your milk. ~ Ryan Blair,
72:Get to the bloody point!’ She ~ Claire Douglas,
73:I've always been a very good heel! ~ Ric Flair,
74:Sex is a team sport, sugar. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
75:The grace of God is courtesy. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
76:The Microbe is so very small ~ Hilaire Belloc,
77:We were here. Our lives matter. ~ Ava Dellaira,
78:dull and repetitive lifestyle. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
79:Having a pants-off dance-off? ~ Claire Kingsley,
80:I am an unpredictable journey. ~ Claire Forlani,
81:kind by instinct, not by effort. ~ Claire North,
82:- May this land, is your land... ~ Ava Dellaira,
83:Real love stories never end. ~ Claire Contreras,
84:What is art? Prostitution. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
85: Clair De Lune Intellectuel
~ Émile Nelligan,
86:I am a pretty straight sort of guy. ~ Tony Blair,
87:I am best viewed from a distance. ~ Jenny Eclair,
88:L'orage rajeunit les fleurs ~ Charles Baudelaire,
89:Repetition did not alter meaning. ~ Claire North,
90:Start with scout locations first. ~ Claire Denis,
91:The People adore authority. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
92:A girl could get to hate Doms. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
93:As if I’d dreamed you into being. ~ Claire Seeber,
94:A whim did not provide a living. ~ Claire Tomalin,
95:don’t understand why you would want ~ Edie Claire,
96:forty thousand of them. It was a ~ Upton Sinclair,
97:Her only flair is in her nostrils. ~ Pauline Kael,
98:I am not a genius. But I am nerdy. ~ Claire Danes,
99:I was really good at being a bad guy. ~ Ric Flair,
100:Le beau est toujours bizarre ~ Charles Baudelaire,
101:Mid-winter and meat locker chilly, ~ Laird Barron,
102:Well, Im wrestling alligators. ~ Claire McCaskill,
103:Bruises fade. Blood dries. Scabs heal. ~ E K Blair,
104:Freedom is not having a big budget. ~ Claire Denis,
105:He has got the slows, Mr. Blair. ~ Abraham Lincoln,
106:I always thought you were mine. ~ Claire Contreras,
107:I am the wound and the knife! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
108:I'm not a Tony Blair impersonator. ~ Michael Sheen,
109:I was a lot braver when I was eight. ~ Claire Cook,
110:Love me, love my dog. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
111:Morning always promises miracles. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
112:My teachers used to call me a failure ~ Tony Blair,
113:She found beauty in the children. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
114:Sleep with me sleep with my dogs- ~ Sinclair Lewis,
115:These guys don’t get this at all. ~ Claire L Evans,
116:To be a man you've gotta beat the man. ~ Ric Flair,
117:To be the man, you gotta beat the man! ~ Ric Flair,
118:To fuss is human; to rant, divine! ~ John Bellairs,
119:wannabe somebody in a nobody world, ~ Claire North,
120:Always my daughter, now too, my friend, ~ E K Blair,
121:Concrete meets face. Face loses. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
122:Dieve--but I'm glad I'm not a hog. ~ Upton Sinclair,
123:Fascism is capitalism plus murder. ~ Upton Sinclair,
124:friendships formed in suffering. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
125:He who is silent is seen to consent. ~ Claire North,
126:him out there, that he could dare to ~ Jenny Eclair,
127:His humor is one of his best traits. He ~ E K Blair,
128:I am a sundial, and I make a botch ~ Hilaire Belloc,
129:If you don't like it, learn to love it! ~ Ric Flair,
130:I run from I run to I run to be free ~ Claire North,
131:I think I made the wrong career choice ~ Tony Blair,
132:There is such a shelter in each other. ~ Nick Laird,
133:You have to have the right mind-set. ~ Bonnie Blair,
134:All dark, all bloody, my heart, ~ Charles Baudelaire,
135:be yourself.” Great-Great-Uncle Eli ~ Upton Sinclair,
136:Discover day to day excitement. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
137:dried blood on Quicksilver’s hands, ~ Claire Legrand,
138:Geography is destiny. – James Ellroy ~ Iain Sinclair,
139:Groupies? Did BDSM have groupies? ~ Cherise Sinclair,
140:in a world of groceries and sermons ~ Sinclair Lewis,
141:I turn invisible so I can just watch. ~ Ava Dellaira,
142:Mistress L for Lethal, that’s me. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
143:One man decides, and the rest obey. ~ Upton Sinclair,
144:Reason is dead.” Death shrugged. “Was ~ Claire North,
145:... time is how you spend your love ... ~ Nick Laird,
146:We are each weird in a different way. ~ Ava Dellaira,
147:You're tearin' my guts out, Claire. ~ Diana Gabaldon,
148:Always be a poet, even in prose. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
149:A silent mouth is sweet to hear. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
150:by Baudelaire! things are pretty hot! ~ Jacques Lacan,
151:Enough of talking: It is time now to do. ~ Tony Blair,
152:Expertus potest credere. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
153:Face of an angel, voice of a serpent ~ Claire C Riley,
154:Funishment - not truly discipline. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
155:glassblowing?" Noah shook his head. "My ~ Claire Cook,
156:Great, Yoda wrote the directions. ~ Roxanne St Claire,
157:Honorable Judge Robert Galbraith ~ Georgette St Clair,
158:I feel like I am drowning in memories. ~ Ava Dellaira,
159:I love America, but I don't like it. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
160:I´m one of those regular weird people. ~ Ava Dellaira,
161: Le Clair Jardin C'Est La Santé
~ Emile Verhaeren,
162:NOW is a fact that cannot be dodged. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
163:Polish, Lithuanian, and German—"Dom. ~ Upton Sinclair,
164:The beautiful is always bizarre. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
165:The Beautiful is always strange. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
166:We are all born marked for evil. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
167:We have no plans to increase tax at all. ~ Tony Blair,
168:words, kindly meant, did not reassure. ~ Claire North,
169:You are my cat, and I am your human. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
170:Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair! ~ Ric Flair,
171:Die Blätter fallen nicht, sie schweben. ~ Ava Dellaira,
172:Eternal superiority of the Dandy. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
173:Every guy seems nice until he’s not. ~ Claire LaZebnik,
174:From the beginning, then, but briefly. ~ Claire Messud,
175:Here richly, with ridiculous display, ~ Hilaire Belloc,
176:I am the vampire at my own veins. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
177:La noblesse est affaire de vocabulaire. ~ Albert Cohen,
178:Life has a flair for rhyming events. ~ Richard McGuire,
179:Money gives me pleasure all the time. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
180:My accent depends on whom I'm around. ~ Claire Forlani,
181:New Englanders could be so brusque. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
182:What I know of the divine ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
183:What the heck kind of name was Sir? ~ Cherise Sinclair,
184:Be wise, Oh my sadness, be calmer. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
185:Chocolate's better than sex any day. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
186:Death is the gate of life. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
187:even reflected glory can be intoxicating. ~ Claire Cook,
188:Everything for me becomes allegory ~ Charles Baudelaire,
189:Geniuses have the shortest biographies. ~ Claire Messud,
190: Il Fera Longtemps Clair Ce Soir
~ Anna de Noailles,
191:It´s a myth that grief makes you closer. ~ Ava Dellaira,
192:It's a myth that grief makes you closer. ~ Ava Dellaira,
193:Money or no money, acting is my calling. ~ Claire Danes,
194:Normal is just a settng on your dryer ~ Patsy Clairmont,
195:Presumption is a leading cause of death. ~ Laird Barron,
196:Pull up your big-girl panties, Gabi. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
197:Sois toujours poète, même en prose ~ Charles Baudelaire,
198:Think less. Take action. Be authentic. ~ Claire Shipman,
199:way, and I could see how her timorousness ~ Edie Claire,
200:Who needs fireworks when I have you? ~ Cherise Sinclair,
201:Wine transforms moles into eagles. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
202:Winning doesn't always mean being first. ~ Bonnie Blair,
203:Bit of a hormone imbalance today, yeah? ~ Claire Farrell,
204:By the way, you have a fine ass. Sir. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
205:Evil comes up softly like a flower. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
206:I locked my smile in the attack position, ~ Claire North,
207:Life swarms with innocent monsters. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
208:Make time your friend and not your enemy ~ Claire Snyman,
209:Potential is the one power you always have. ~ Ryan Blair,
210:Sois toujours poète, même en prose. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
211:The older I get, the more relaxed I am. ~ Claire Forlani,
212:There should not be a party within a party. ~ Tony Blair,
213:What do I like about Spurs? The flairness ~ Dwight Yorke,
214:What’s her name? Claire, what’s her name? ~ Rachel Caine,
215:Hay que ser sublime sin interrupción ~ Charles Baudelaire,
216:I can do anything if i want it enough. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
217:I may be a barbarian, but never a Luddite. ~ Laird Barron,
218:My shoes are worth more......than your house! ~ Ric Flair,
219:No guilt or anger or longing changes that. ~ Ava Dellaira,
220:Oh lord and master. High muckety-muck. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
221:Quitting: easy. Daring to triumph: hard. ~ Laird Hamilton,
222:the desire to breathe that was the problem. ~ Claire Zorn,
223:the only thing men are fast at is sex. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
224:The past can’t touch you unless you let it. ~ Edie Claire,
225:Be brave, little rabbit. Take a chance. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
226:But a dandy can never be a vulgar man ~ Charles Baudelaire,
227:Dancing is poetry with arms and legs. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
228:Genius is childhood recalled at will. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
229:Hold on, Claire Bear! Next stop, Crazytown! ~ Rachel Caine,
230:Ici la boue est faite de nos pleurs ! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
231:Love's worth it, for however long it lasts. ~ Ava Dellaira,
232:Nature can counsel nothing but crime. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
233:Normal" is just a setting on your dryer. ~ Patsy Clairmont,
234:Progress, this great heresy of decay. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
235: Que Tes Yeux Clairs, Tes Yeux D'Été
~ Emile Verhaeren,
236:their talents were being wasted on dreck. ~ Claire L Evans,
237:To regret your past is to regret your soul. ~ Claire North,
238:To regret your soul is to regret your past. ~ Claire North,
239:Aşk işsiz güçsüzlerin doğal uğraşıdır. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
240:Claire was de rigeuer even in disgrace. ~ Tracy Anne Warren,
241:Cory is one period short of a write-off. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
242:Every four seconds a baby boomer turns fifty, ~ Claire Cook,
243:Genius is childhood recovered at will. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
244:Holy crap. I just slept with St. Clair. ~ Stephanie Perkins,
245:How you feel is how you allow yourself to feel. ~ E K Blair,
246:Hypocrite reader my fellow my brother! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
247:I am a cemetery by the moon unblessed. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
248:I do like seeing you in chains, darlin'. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
249:If you want to be a writer, learn to type. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
250:I laugh a lot in the ring when I'’m having fun. ~ Ric Flair,
251:In any of the arts, you never stop learning. ~ Claire Bloom,
252:In the twilight, it was a vision of power. ~ Upton Sinclair,
253:L'art est long, et le temps est court. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
254:Love! Who said anything about love? Jaime ~ Claire Thompson,
255:Me big strong man. Me take woman from behind. ~ Claire Kent,
256:monuments out of millions of human skulls? ~ Upton Sinclair,
257:Only when we drink poison are we well. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
258:proceeded to clear a way to the hall. Once ~ Upton Sinclair,
259:Ric Flair, the Slim Whitman of Pro-Wrestling. ~ Roddy Piper,
260:shouldn’t they? She had given her maiden name ~ Edie Claire,
261:The mainspring of genius is curiosity. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
262:The mind is fragile, and time is pitiless. ~ Claire Legrand,
263:There's more to life than being a passenger. ~ Ava Dellaira,
264:The sea drives truth into a man like salt. ~ Hilaire Belloc,
265:They say that the mind cannot remember pain; ~ Claire North,
266:Time is not wisdom; wisdom is not intellect. ~ Claire North,
267:Today's Baudelaires are hip-hop artists. ~ Jonathan Franzen,
268:Yo sé que el dolor es la nobleza única ~ Charles Baudelaire,
269:And nothing is more haunting than regret. ~ Claire Contreras,
270:brother, a swarthy barrel-maker whose Breton ~ Claire Messud,
271:Curiosity did not kill the cat all by itself. ~ Laird Barron,
272:Drink wine, drink poetry, drink virtue. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
273:Education is the best economic policy there is. ~ Tony Blair,
274:Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. ~ Claire North,
275:Extract the eternal from the ephemeral. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
276:He grinned - I swear Derek Edwards grinned ~ Claire LaZebnik,
277:insecurity is often the mother of aggression. ~ Claire North,
278:Inspiration comes of working every day. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
279:I stepped on a land mine named Jayson Blair. ~ Howell Raines,
280:I will remember all the days at the Olympics. ~ Bonnie Blair,
281:Oh foul magnificence, sublime disgrace. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
282:party only highlights that Lucy isn’t here. ~ Claire Douglas,
283:The faster we walk, the more ground we lose. ~ Iain Sinclair,
284:There is real honor in being a total goofball ~ Claire Danes,
285:The War will leave none of us as it found us. ~ May Sinclair,
286:Through the Unknown, we'll find the New ~ Charles Baudelaire,
287:What are you doing?”
“Whatever I want. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
288:Winter is not a season, it's an occupation. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
289:You’re suffocating me! I hate you! Hate! ~ Roxanne St Claire,
290:Anyone who has dead straight hair wants curls. ~ Jenny Eclair,
291:But we're lost in a world of appearances now. ~ Claire Messud,
292:Complexity should be your excuse for inaction. ~ Claire North,
293:Her self, then, was represented in her books. ~ Claire Messud,
294:In New York City, everybody goes into therapy. ~ Claire Danes,
295:I want your surrender, not your resistance. ~ Claire Thompson,
296:La Terre est un gâteau plein de douceur. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
297:Luck is sometimes merciful. The Game never is. ~ Claire North,
298:Nothing is quite as depressing as depression. ~ Claire Weekes,
299:Patience, obedience, submission, grace. She ~ Claire Thompson,
300:Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
301:The longer I do yoga, the worse I get at it. ~ Claire Dederer,
302:The subconscious is a doorway to the infinite. ~ Laird Barron,
303:Unexplained noises are best left unexplained. ~ John Bellairs,
304:You never know what'll happen in politics. ~ Claire McCaskill,
305:You walk on corpses, beauty, undismayed. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
306:A promise unkept will take a man's mind. ~ Claire Vaye Watkins,
307:avoiding the crumbling driveway, whose variously ~ Edie Claire,
308:Determine to live life with flair and laughter. ~ Maya Angelou,
309:Ey çığ, düşerken alıp götürür müsün beni? ~ Charles Baudelaire,
310:God is a scandal, - a profitable scandal. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
311:How bittersweet it is, on winter's night, ~ Charles Baudelaire,
312:I always hated Tony Blair, from the beginning. ~ Doris Lessing,
313:I'm every woman's dream and every man's nightmare. ~ Ric Flair,
314:I was born for you" -Claire Fraser, Outlander ~ Diana Gabaldon,
315:she walked like she belonged in a better world, ~ Ava Dellaira,
316:Sting's legacy was built on Ric Flair's reputation. ~ Triple H,
317:three gift copies of "The Perennial Bachelor, ~ Sinclair Lewis,
318:To be that man, you've got to beat the man. Woooo! ~ Ric Flair,
319:You argue complexity as an excuse for inaction? ~ Claire North,
320:You've got to listen but you've also got to lead. ~ Tony Blair,
321:An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
322:Blackmail is surprisingly difficult to pull off. ~ Claire North,
323:Guys who grow up with sisters are trained better, ~ Edie Claire,
324:I can see where you get your flair for romance. ~ Aaron McGowan,
325:I'd be quite excited to play somebody British. ~ Claire Forlani,
326:I learned from watching and I learned form doing ~ Claire Bloom,
327:I'm asking regular folks to be my super PAC. ~ Claire McCaskill,
328:I'm gonna walk down the aisle in style and profile. ~ Ric Flair,
329:I think perhaps we want a more conscious life. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
330:It's the greatest show on earth. It's unbelievable. ~ Ric Flair,
331:My God, no wonder people like being tied up. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
332:Numărul sufletelor este finit sau infinit? ~ Charles Baudelaire,
333:Parfois on dit ça va comme on dit ça suffit. ~ Claire Castillon,
334:Prisoned in glass beneath my seals of red. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
335:Sam LeClaire was a good-looking son of a bitch. ~ Rachel Gibson,
336:Security has no place in the life of an actress. ~ Claire Bloom,
337:Si le monde était clair, l’art n'existerait pas. ~ Albert Camus,
338:Time is nothing - Henry's Letter to Claire ~ Audrey Niffenegger,
339:To be the World Champion in 1981 was a huge honour. ~ Ric Flair,
340:We read to find life, in all its possibilities. ~ Claire Messud,
341:Whatever you think you are, that's what you are ~ John Bellairs,
342:You make your plans, and God laughs at you, ~ Roxanne St Claire,
343:Aimer et mourir
Au pays qui te ressemble ~ Charles Baudelaire,
344:Claire Danes is lovely and a really great actress. ~ Charlie Cox,
345:Don't withdraw, don't surrender, don't give up. ~ Rom o Dallaire,
346:Et le ver rongera ta peau comme un remords. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
'From shade to sunlight ~ Roxanne St Claire,
348:fanatic down, and the soup would be eaten cool. ~ Upton Sinclair,
349:Fascism will come to America wrapped in a flag. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
350:I can only go one way. I've not got a reverse gear. ~ Tony Blair,
351:I don’t want to fear life—I want to live it. ~ Roxanne St Claire,
352:I lived for a long time under vast porticos ~ Charles Baudelaire,
353:In my book, I was trying to get into my own soul. ~ Claire Bloom,
354:It grew steadily dimmer, God’s thumb on the dial. ~ Laird Barron,
355:It’s difficult to live with both hope and grief. ~ Claire Fuller,
356:My heart is lost; the beasts have eaten it. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
357:None of this was written to hurt anybody's feelings. ~ Ric Flair,
358:No, no, I don’t want that.”
“I didn’t ask. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
359:—Only fools and the dead never change their mind. ~ Laird Barron,
360:Patient isn’t exactly a word in my vocabulary ~ Cherise Sinclair,
361:People read fiction for emotion-not information ~ Sinclair Lewis,
362:Politics is about listening and it's about leading. ~ Tony Blair,
363:Qui donc devant l'amour ose parler d'enfer? ~ Charles Baudelaire,
364:Rich or poor, alcohol fucks us all up the same. ~ Claire C Riley,
365:Seek not my heart; the beasts have eaten it ~ Charles Baudelaire,
366:So much in a revolution is nothing but waiting. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
367:The fun we’ll have tonight is called figging. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
368:Who loves me will love my dog also. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
369:Acting is a humiliating job, from start to finish. ~ Claire Danes,
370:Aimer et mourir
Au pays qui te ressemble! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
371:A study of the Great Malady; horror of home. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
372:Avalanche, veux-tu m'emporter dans ta chute? ~ Charles Baudelaire,
373:Blaire, i love you girl. To the moon and back <3 ~ Abbi Glines,
374:By a fatal law, a genius is always an idiot. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
375:Hollywood has lost an enormous amount of quality. ~ Claire Trevor,
376:Hypocrite reader -- my fellow -- my brother! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
377:I have felt the wind on the wing of madness. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
378:It can be hard to believe that someone wont leave. ~ Ava Dellaira,
379:I will always have enough. I will always be enough. ~ Claire Cook,
380:Jesus, what made You so small? LOVE! ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
381:Knowing reality is knowing that you can't lose it. ~ May Sinclair,
382:No one will match up to Ric Flair and how he lives. ~ Randy Orton,
383:Nothing can be done except little by little. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
384:Oh, Claire, ye do break my heart wi' loving you. ~ Diana Gabaldon,
385:Remembering is only a new form of suffering. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
386:Some old ugly woman says she’ll teach you magic. ~ Claire Legrand,
387:That’s very nice. You may continue doing that. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
388:Une oasis d'horreur dans un désert d'ennui ! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
389:We revel in the laxness of the path we take. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
390:We would all rather be loved for what we seem to be. ~ Nick Laird,
391:What we have here is a failure to communicate. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
392:Why hang a man who was so ready to hang himself? ~ Upton Sinclair,
393:albumen, and made other foul-smelling things into ~ Upton Sinclair,
394:Car je cherche le vide, el le noir, el le nu! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
395:Choice dependent on wealth; those are the Tory words. ~ Tony Blair,
396:Consequences are only for the ones who stay behind. ~ Claire North,
397:Dad, as a good American, believed his newspapers. ~ Upton Sinclair,
398:Give me her damn address, you sadistic bastard. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
399:—Hypocrite lecteur,—mon semblable,—mon frère! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
400:If I had a great body, I'd be naked all the time. ~ Claire Forlani,
401:If it were not for hopes, the heart would break. ~ Claire Thompson,
402:Jeez, Claire. If I didn't love you, you'd scare me. ~ Rachel Caine,
403:Le plus clair de mon temps je le passe à l'obscurcir. ~ Boris Vian,
404:MAY 1895
HARPER’S STATION, TEXAS Claire Nevin ~ Karen Witemeyer,
405:My life was a sort of series of random disasters. ~ Claire Tomalin,
406:Rest for the Wicked (Claire Wiche Book 1) – Cate Dean ~ C J Archer,
407:Saint Claire, the patron saint of the kick-me sign. ~ Rachel Caine,
408:She was a woman with a working brain and no work. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
409:Tel Aviv is the most party time place in the world. ~ Claire Danes,
410:The deepest cavern in the world is the human heart. ~ Laird Barron,
411:The reason for our loving God is God. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
412:Today is a day when the world turns out to be flat. ~ Ava Dellaira,
413:Tony Blair is the best friend I've had in politics. ~ Gordon Brown,
414:were counting on her. She couldn’t let them down. ~ Laurie LeClair,
415:Woman is natural, that is to say, abominable. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
416:Yoga is just gymnastics for uncoordinated people. ~ Claire Dederer,
417:You have more people that love you than you know. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
418:You mean you’re not God? Nooo, say it isn’t so! ~ Cherise Sinclair,
419:All our stores are more or less made up, after all. ~ Claire Messud,
420:All writers behave badly. All people behave badly. ~ Claire Tomalin,
421:Any story is better with a little love in it, right? ~ Claire Danes,
422:Hell, I can't hit a girl. Here, Claire. You hit her. ~ Rachel Caine,
423:I am interested in the art. I'm a professional woman ~ Claire Bloom,
424:I can take more punishment than anyone in the business. ~ Ric Flair,
425:I don't want to fear life -- I want to live it. ~ Roxanne St Claire,
426:La lecture agrandit l'âme, et un ami éclairé la console. ~ Voltaire,
427:My name, it’s Elizabeth. And I assure you, I’m no tart. ~ E K Blair,
428:Perfumes, colours and sounds echo one another. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
429:The art of losing isn't hard to master. I,ve done it ~ Ava Dellaira,
430:The softest hearts always have the toughest shields. ~ Claire Cross,
431:The world only goes round by misunderstanding. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
432:This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today ~ Tony Blair,
433:Cure the evils of Democracy by the evils of Fascism ~ Sinclair Lewis,
434:Depression is close to me, but suicide hasn't been. ~ Claire Forlani,
435:For I desire the dark, the naked, and the lone. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
436:Hell is full of good wishes or desires. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
437:Is that your face or did your neck just throw up? ~ Cherise Sinclair,
438:I've had more world championships than you've had women! ~ Ric Flair,
439:John L. Stoddard’s Lectures VOL. IX Scotland England ~ John Bellairs,
440:Life is not worth a single line of Baudelaire. ~ Ry nosuke Akutagawa,
441:Neden şefkat, yaralanmaktan daha çok incitir insanı? ~ Claire Keegan,
442:People will buy anything that is one to a customer. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
443:...pride is a faulty wire that will ultimately burn you. ~ E K Blair,
444:Relationships are a constant negotiation and balance. ~ Claire Danes,
445:Sometimes, when the music calls, you just gotta dance. ~ Edie Claire,
446:The amplified ukulele music was giving me a migraine. ~ Laird Barron,
447:The habit of doing one's duty drives away fear. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
448:The Man Who Could Do No Wrong by Dr. Charles Blair, ~ John C Maxwell,
449:The more you love somthing, the harder it is to lose. ~ Ava Dellaira,
450:What kind of idiot laughs at somebody on a rampage? ~ Claire Farrell,
451:What we love we shall grow to resemble. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
452:자신의 고독을 채울 줄 모르는 자는 역시 분주한 군중 속에서도 홀로 존재할 줄 모른다. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
453:Ego gets you inches but it doesn't get you impact. ~ Cameron Sinclair,
454:hell is full of good wishes and desires. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
455:I can't stand politicians who wear God on their sleeves. ~ Tony Blair,
456:I leaned back on the bench and waited for Amelia, my ~ Claire Farrell,
457:I like situations that push a character to the edge. ~ Claire Cameron,
458:I would've given him every part of me if he wanted it. ~ Ava Dellaira,
459:Leaders lead but in the end it's the people who deliver. ~ Tony Blair,
460:mangonels they had brought from Aysgarth to launch ~ Claire Delacroix,
461:Men — walking, talking proof that God is a sadist. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
462:Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
463:Stirring is OK. It just depends what happens in the end. ~ Tony Blair,
464:Strangeness is a necessary ingredient in beauty. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
465:The more you love something, the harder it is to lose. ~ Ava Dellaira,
466:The over examined life, Claire, it's not worth living. ~ Colum McCann,
467:The space between the notes was loaded. Negative space. ~ Claire Zorn,
468:The spread of freedom is the best security for the free. ~ Tony Blair,
469:The world is boiled down to aphorisms and fairy tales. ~ Claire North,
470:They use everything about the hog except the squeal. ~ Upton Sinclair,
471:using the f-word as a verb, adjective, and adverb. ~ Cherise Sinclair,
472:Vast is the power of cities to reclaim the wanderer. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
473:What are you? - Rahzavel
I am your doom. - Eliana ~ Claire Legrand,
474:Whatever she might become she would never be static. ~ Sinclair Lewis,
475:What is it that brings on these moods of yours? ~ Charles Baudelaire,
476:When you are alone, even the quiet is full of monsters ~ Claire North,
477:You breathe deceitful fumes; I can taste it when we kiss. ~ E K Blair,
478:You have to stay hydrated when you have crying scenes. ~ Claire Danes,
479:You learned right away that applause sounds like love. ~ Ava Dellaira,
480:Your face is your fortune! Don’t spend it all at once! ~ Claire North,
481:BLAIRE: ......Night, Chaos.
GENTRY: Night, Trouble..... ~ T S Joyce,
482:Dis-moi, ton coeur parfois s'envole-t-il, Agathe! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
483:Fiction can accommodate ambivalence as polemic cannot ~ Claire Tomalin,
484:Hypocrite lecteur, – mon semblable, – mon frère ! ~ Charles Baudelaire,
485:I can eat a man, but I'm not sure of the fiber content. ~ Jenny Eclair,
486:I can't stand folk who are all snobby about reality TV. ~ Jenny Eclair,
487:I don't think actresses' lives in general are very good ~ Claire Bloom,
488:Immigration was probably the driving thing behind Brexit. ~ Tony Blair,
489:I throw fresh seeds out. Who knows what survives? ~ Charles Baudelaire,
490:It's sad when everyone knows you, but no one knows you. ~ Ava Dellaira,
491:It takes a lot of courage to be a true slave, Jaime, ~ Claire Thompson,
492:La génie n'est que l'enfance retrouvée à volonté. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
493:lead an almost irritatingly pure life, but who had no ~ Sinclair Lewis,
494:Listen, my dear-- with soft step the night hears. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
495:My face has always been my fortune anyway, not my body. ~ Claire Bloom,
496:Nos péchés sont têtus, nos repentirs sont lâches. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
497:People are bound to get hurt in our journey for happiness. ~ E K Blair,
498:Ric Flair, the stratosphere is reserved for you and me. ~ Dusty Rhodes,
499:Strangeness is an ingredient necessary in beauty. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
500:The old saying is: 'Time off is a wrestler's worst enemy.' ~ Ric Flair,

--- IN CHAPTERS (in Dictionaries, in Quotes, in Chapters)


   10 Occultism
   4 Philosophy
   4 Integral Yoga
   1 Yoga

   11 Sri Aurobindo
   8 The Mother
   8 Aleister Crowley
   3 Satprem
   3 Friedrich Nietzsche
   3 Carl Jung
   2 Thubten Chodron
   2 Sri Ramana Maharshi
   2 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   2 Jorge Luis Borges

   8 The Mothers Agenda
   6 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   6 The Secret Doctrine
   6 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   5 Savitri
   5 Liber ABA
   4 Magick Without Tears
   4 Hymns to the Mystic Fire
   3 Theosophy
   3 Talks
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Aion
   2 Words Of Long Ago
   2 Twilight of the Idols
   2 The Secret Of The Veda
   2 The Life Divine
   2 Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Letters On Yoga I
   2 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   2 Essays Divine And Human

0.06_-_1956, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What painter, what poet, what writer has not wrenched from this conflict the best of his art, from
  Michelangelo to Goya, from Van Gogh to Rodin, from Villon to Rimbaud, Baudelaire or
  Dostoevski? And the work of art - the painting, novel or poem - is a harmony torn from this disharmony, a conquest over some chaos, a response to a question posed by man - a metamorphosis.

01.03_-_The_Yoga_of_the_King_The_Yoga_of_the_Souls_Release, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It was a region of wonder and delight.
  All now his bright clairaudience could receive;
  A contact thrilled of mighty unknown things.

02.10_-_The_Kingdoms_and_Godheads_of_the_Little_Mind, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And what she teaches she herself must learn
  Arousing knowledge from its sleepy lair.
  For knowledge comes not to us as a guest

04.04_-_The_Quest, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Or crossed an eager pack of huddled hills
  Lifting their heads to hunt a lairlike sky,
  Or travelled in a strange and empty land

07.04_-_The_Triple_Soul-Forces, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  A Real which is for ever ineffable
  Or hunt to its lair the bodiless Self or make

10.04_-_The_Dream_Twilight_of_the_Earthly_Real, #Savitri, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Intuition's lightnings range in a bright pack
  Hunting all hidden truths out of their lairs,
  Its fiery edge of seeing absolute

1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  love you. In fact, I may even wish you harm. If youre nice to my cats, I love
  you, but if youre nice to my friend Claires cat, I dont care as much. Claire
  cares a lot about that and shell love you if you care about her cat, but her cat

1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 39
   will ensue. Thoughts and feelings of a new kind and unknown before will be noticed uprising in the soul. Indeed, the more often the attention be fixed alternately upon something growing, blossoming and flourishing, and upon something else that is fading and decaying, the more vivid will these feelings become. And just as the eyes and ears of the physical body are built by natural forces out of living matter, so will the organs of clairvoyance build themselves out of the feelings and thoughts thus evoked. A quite definite form of feeling is connected with growth and expansion, and another equally definite with all that is fading and decaying. But this is only the case if the effort be made to cultivate these feelings in the way indicated. It is possible to describe approximately what these feelings are like. A full conception of them is within the reach of all who undergo these inner experiences.
   p. 50
   experience, powers are at work in your soul which make you clairvoyant, just as natural forces have created out of living matter your eyes and your ears.
   p. 52
   will probably not succeed at first, but little by little, with genuine and patient practice, these feelings ensue. Only, this exercise must be practiced over and over again. At first the feelings are only present as long as the observation lasts. Later on they continue, and then they grow to something which remains living in the soul. The student has then but to reflect, and both feelings will always arise, even without the contemplation of an external object. Out of these feelings and the thoughts that are bound up with them, the organs of clairvoyance are formed. If the plant should then be included in this observation, it will be noticed that the feeling flowing from it lies between the feelings derived from the stone and the animal, in both quality and degree. The organs thus formed are spiritual eyes. The students gradually learns, by their means, to see something like soul and spirit colors. The spiritual world with its lines and figures remains dark as long as he has only attained what has been described as preparation; through enlightenment this world becomes light. Here it must also be noted that the words "dark" and "light," as well as the other expressions used, only approximately describe what is meant.
  [paragraph continues] This cannot be otherwise if ordinary language is used, for this language was created to suit physical conditions. Spiritual science describes that which, for clairvoyant organs, flows from the stone, as blue, or blue-red; and that which is felt as coming from the animal as red or red-yellow. In reality, colors of a spiritual kind are seen. The color proceeding the plant is green which little by little turns into a light ethereal pink. The plant is actually that product of nature which in higher worlds resembles, in certain respects, its constitution in the physical world. The same does not apply to the stone and the animal. It must now be clearly understood that the above-mentioned colors only represent the principal shades in the stone, plant and animal kingdom. In reality, all possible intermediate shades are present. Every stone, every plant, every animal has its own particular shade of color. In addition to these there are also the beings of the higher worlds who never incarnate physically, but who have their colors, often wonderful, often horrible. Indeed, the wealth of color in these higher worlds is immeasurably greater than in the physical world.
   p. 81
   a wealth of experience, so that their self-confidence, courage and fortitude have been greatly strengthened in a normal manner while learning to bear sorrow, disappointment and failure in their undertakings with greatness of soul, and especially with equanimity and unbroken strength. Thus they are often initiates without knowing it, and it then needs but little to unseal their spiritual hearing and sight so that they become clairvoyant. For it must be noted that a genuine fire-trial is not intended to satisfy the curiosity of the candidate. It is true that he learns many uncommon things of which others can have no inkling, but this acquisition of knowledge is not the end, but the means to the end; the end consists in the attainment, thanks to this knowledge of the higher worlds, of greater and truer self-confidence, a higher degree of courage, and a magnanimity and perseverance such as cannot, as a rule, be acquired in the lower world.
  But if, after completing the fire-trial, he should wish to continue the path, a certain writing-system generally adopted in esoteric training must now be revealed to him. The actual teachings manifest themselves in this writing, because the hidden (occult) qualities of things cannot be directly expressed in the words of ordinary writing. The pupils of the initiates translate the teachings into ordinary language as best they can. The occult script reveals itself to the soul when the latter has attained spiritual perception, for it is traced in the spiritual world and remains there for all time. It cannot be learned as an artificial writing is learned and read. The candidate grows into clairvoyant knowledge in an appropriate way, and during this growth a new strength is developed in his soul, as a new faculty, through which he feels himself impelled to decipher the occurrences and the beings of the spiritual world
   p. 83

1.03_-_Hymns_of_Gritsamada, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
    2. The Nights and the Dawns have lowed to thee as the milchcows low towards a calf in their lairs of rest. O Fire of many blessings, thou art the traveller of Heaven through the ages of man and thou shinest self-gathered through his nights.5
    11. I pour on him the running light; for the light is his native lair, he is lodged in the light, the light is his plane. According to thy self-nature, bring the Gods and fill them with rapture. O Male of the herd, carry to them our offering blessed with svaha.11
    3. May we worship thee in thy supreme Birth, O Fire; may we worship thee with our chants in the world of thy lower session: I adore with sacrifice thy native lair from which thou hast arisen. The offerings have been cast into thee when thou wert kindled and ablaze.

1.03_-_Some_Practical_Aspects, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  THE training of thoughts and feelings, pursued in the way described in the chapters on Preparation, Enlightenment, and Initiation, introduces into the soul and spirit the same organic symmetry with which nature has constructed the physical body. Before this development, soul and spirit are undifferentiated masses. The clairvoyant perceives them as interlacing, rotating, cloud-like spirals, dully glimmering in reddish, reddish-brown, or reddish-yellow tones. After this training they begin to assume a brilliant yellowish-green, or greenish-blue color, and show a regular structure. This inner regularity leading to higher knowledge, is attained when the student introduces into his thoughts and feelings the same orderly system with which nature
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   of such an organ are latent in every human being, but remain ineffective as long as he is capable of anger. Yet this organ is not immediately present the moment anger has been combated to a small extent. We must rather persevere in this combating of anger and proceed patiently on our way; then some day we shall find that this eye of the soul has become developed. Of course, anger is not the only failing to be combated for the attainment of this end. Many grow impatient or skeptical, because they have for years combated certain qualities, and yet clairvoyance has not ensued. In that case they have just trained some qualities and allowed others to run riot. The gift of clairvoyance only manifests itself when all those qualities which stunt the growth of the latent faculties are suppressed. Undoubtedly, the beginnings of such seeing and hearing may appear at an earlier period, but these are only young and tender shoots which are subjected to all possible error, and which, if not carefully tended and guarded, may quickly die.

1.05_-_Adam_Kadmon, #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Yechidah adds to itself a Creative vehicle of an Ideal nature, Chiah, which is the Will or creative impulse of the original Point-of-View. Its Theosophical title is Buddhi, the direct spiritual vehicle of Atma. The Yedantic term is the Anandamayakosa, the Sheath of Bliss ; and in Raja
  Yoga, it is the Karanopadhi or the Causal instrument or vehicle. Its Chakra or astral nerve centre is the Ajna, two- petalled, situate in the skull in or near the pineal gland, which some occultists claim is an atrophied third eye, the physical organ of true spiritual clairvoyance or intuition.

1.05_-_Consciousness, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  overhanging Buddha's head.) The detailed features of these centers are of interest only to professional clairvoyants; we will discuss later some details of general interest. A complete study on the question can be found in the remarkable work of Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon), The Serpent Power (Madras: Ganesh & Co., 1913).
  We will not dwell here on the description of these centers as tradition refers to them, for it is better to experience things oneself rather than to talk about them, nor will we discuss their positions in the body; the seeker will feel them himself without any difficulty as soon as he becomes a little clear. Suffice it to say that these centers (called Chakras in India) are not located in our physical body but in another dimension, though their concentration may at times become so intense that we have an acute, localized physical sensation. Some of them, though not all, are in fact quite close to the body's nervous plexuses. Roughly speaking, there are seven centers distributed in four zones: (1) The Superconscient, with one center slightly above the top of the head,44 which controls our thinking mind and communicates with higher mental realms: illumined mind, intuitive mind, overmind,
  depending upon the particular level of its action. Our electric current can light up a tabernacle or a bar, a schoolroom or a restaurant; it is still the same current, though it illuminates different objects. So too,
  this Force, this Warmth, Agni, is till the same whether it animates or illuminates our inner recesses, our mental factory, our vital theater, or our material lair; depending on the level, it takes on a more or less intense light, heavier or lighter vibrations: superconscious, mental,

1.05_-_Hymns_of_Bharadwaja, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  16. O Fire with thy strong armies of flame, sit with the gods,
  first of them all, in the wool-flecked lair where the Nest is
  ready and the light-offering; lead for the doer of the rite, for

1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
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   training is possible, for it must be understood that all groping in the dark is discouraged, and that failure to pursue this training with open eyes may lead to mediumship, but not to exact clairvoyance in the sense of spiritual science.
  The exercises described in the preceding chapters, if practiced in the right way, involve certain changes in the organism of the soul (astral body). The latter is only perceptible to the clairvoyant, and may be compared to a cloud, psycho-spiritually luminous to a certain degree, in the center of which the physical body is discernible. (A description will be found in the author's book, Theosophy.) In this astral body desires, lusts, passions, and ideas become visible in a spiritual way. Sensual appetites, for instance, create the impression of a dark red radiance with a definite shape; a pure and noble thought finds its expression in a reddish-violet radiance; the clear-cut concept of the logical thinker is experienced as a yellowish figure with sharply defined outline; the confused thought of the muddled head appears as a figure with vague outline. The thoughts of a person with one-sided, queer views appear sharply outlined but immobile, while the
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   thoughts of people accessible to the points of view of others are seen to have mobile, changeable outlines. (In all these and the following descriptions it must be noted that by seeing a color, spiritual seeing is meant. When the clairvoyant speaks of "seeing red," he means: "I have an experience, in a psycho-spiritual way, which is equivalent to the physical experience when an impression of red is received." This mode of expression is here used because it is perfectly natural to the clairvoyant. If this point is over-looked, a mere color-vision may easily be mistaken for a genuine clairvoyant experience.)
  The further the student advances in his inner development, the more regular will be the differentiation within his astral body. The latter is confused and undifferentiated in the case of a person of undeveloped inner life; yet the clairvoyant can perceive even the unorganized astral body as a figure standing out distinctly from its environment. It extends from the center of the head to the middle of the physical body, and appears like an independent body possessing certain organs. The organs now to be considered are perceptible to the clairvoyant near the following parts of the
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   physical body: the first between the eyes; the second near the larynx; the third in the region of the heart; the fourth in the so-called pit of the stomach; the fifth and sixth are situated in the abdomen. These organs are technically known as wheels, chakrams, or lotus flowers. They are so called on account of their likeness to wheels or flowers, but of course it should be clearly understood that such an expression is not to be applied more literally than is the term "wings" when referring to the two halves of the lungs. Just as there is no question of wings in the case of the lungs, so, too, in the case of the lotus flowers the expression must be taken figuratively. In undeveloped persons these lotus flowers are dark in color, motionless and inert. In the clairvoyant, however, they are luminous, mobile, and of variegated color. Something of this kind applies to the medium, though in a different way; this question, however, need not be pursued here any further.
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   clairvoyance begins. For these flowers are the sense-organs of the soul, and their revolutions express the fact that the clairvoyant perceives supersensibly. What was said previously concerning spiritual seeing applies equally to these revolutions and even to the lotus flowers themselves. No one can perceive the supersensible until he has developed his astral senses in this way. Thanks to the spiritual organ situated in the vicinity of the larynx, it becomes possible to survey clairvoyantly the thoughts and mentality of other beings, and to obtain a deeper insight into the true laws of natural phenomena. The organ situated near the heart permits of clairvoyant knowledge of the sentiments and disposition of other souls. When developed, this organ also makes it possible to observe certain deeper forces in animals and plants. By means of the organ in the so-called pit of the stomach, knowledge is acquired of the talents and capacities of souls; by its means, too, the part played by animals, plants, stones, metals, atmospheric phenomena and so on in the household of nature becomes apparent.
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   of his life, run over in his thoughts the sum total of his knowledge, weigh his duties, and reflect upon the content and aim of life. All these things have been mentioned in the preceding chapters; here they are merely recapitulated in connection with the development of the sixteen-petalled lotus. By means of these exercises the latter will become ever more and more perfect, for it is upon such exercises that the development of clairvoyance depends. The better the student's thoughts and speech harmonize with the processes in the outer world, the more quickly will he develop this faculty. Whoever thinks and speaks what is contrary to truth destroys something in the germ of his sixteen-petalled lotus. Truthfulness, uprightness, and honesty are in this connection creative forces, while mendacity, deceitfulness, and dishonesty are destructive forces. The student must realize, however, that actual deeds are needed, and not merely good intentions. If I think or say anything that does not conform with reality, I kill something in my spiritual organs, even though I believe my intentions to be ever so good. It is here as with the child which needs must burn itself when it touches
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   fire, even though it did so out of ignorance. The regulation of the above activities of the soul in the manner described causes the sixteen-petalled lotus to shine in glorious hues, and imparts to it a definite movement. Yet it must be noted that the faculty of clairvoyance cannot make its appearance before a definite degree of development of the soul has been reached. It cannot appear as long as it is irksome for the student to regulate his life in this manner. He is still unfit as long as the activities described above are a matter of special pre-occupation for him The first traces of clairvoyance only appear when he has reached the point of being able to live in the specified way, as a person habitually lives. These things must then no longer be laborious, but must have become a matter of course. There must be no need for him to be continually watching himself and urging himself on to live in this way. It must all have become a matter of habit.
  The distorted development of a lotus flower results not only in illusions and fantastic conceptions, should a certain degree of clairvoyance be acquired, but also in errors and instability in ordinary life. Such a development may be the cause of timidity, envy, vanity, haughtiness, willfulness and so on in a person who hitherto was free from these defects. It has already been explained that eight of the sixteen petals of this lotus flower were developed in a remote past, and that these will re-appear of themselves in the course of esoteric development. All the effort and attention of the student must be devoted to the remaining eight. Faulty training may easily result in the re-appearance of the earlier petals alone, while the new petals remain stunted. This will ensue especially if too little logical, rational thinking is employed in the training. It is of supreme importance that the student should be a rational and clear-thinking person, and of further importance that he should practice the greatest
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   filled with life. The clairvoyant in whom this sense is developed can describe, for every mode of thought and for every law of nature, a form which expresses them. A revengeful thought, for example, assumes an arrow-like, pronged form, while a kindly thought is often formed like an opening flower, and so on. Clear-cut, significant thoughts are regular and symmetrical in form, while confused thoughts have wavy outlines. Quite different perceptions are received through the twelve-petalled lotus. These perceptions may, in a sense, be likened to warmth and cold, as applied to the soul. A clairvoyant equipped with this faculty feels this warmth and cold streaming out from the forms discerned by the sixteen-petalled lotus. Had he developed the sixteen and not the twelve-petalled lotus he would only perceive, in the kindly thought, for instance, the figure described above, while a clairvoyant in whom both senses were developed would also notice what can only be described as soul-warmth, flowing from the thought. It would be noted in passing that esoteric training never develops one organ without the other, so that the above-mentioned example may be regarded as a
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   hypothetical case in behalf of clarity. The twelve-petalled lotus, when developed, reveals to the clairvoyant a deep understanding of the processes of nature. Rays of soul-warmth issue from every manifestation of growth and development, while everything in the process of decay, destruction, ruin, gives an impression of cold.
  The reader will recognize in the qualities here described the six attributes which the candidate for initiation strives to acquire. The intention has been to show their connection with the spiritual organ known as the twelve-petalled lotus flower. As before, special instructions can be given to bring this lotus flower to fruition, but here again the perfect symmetry of its form depends on the development of the qualities mentioned, the neglect of which results in this organ being formed into a caricature of its proper shape. In this case, should a certain clairvoyance
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   organs, and instead of perceiving the truth he would be subject to deceptions and illusions. He would attain a certain clairvoyance, but for the most part, be the victim of greater blindness than before. Formerly he at least stood firmly within the physical world; now he looks beyond this physical world and grows confused about it before acquiring a firm footing in a higher world. All power of distinguishing truth from error would then perhaps fail him, and he would entirely lose his way in life. It is just for this reason that patience is so necessary in these matters. It must ever be borne in mind that the instructions given in esoteric training may go no further than is compatible with the willing readiness shown to develop the lotus flowers to their regular shape. Should these flowers be brought to fruition before they have quietly attained their correct form, mere caricatures would be the result. Their maturity can be brought about by the special instructions given in esoteric training, but their form is dependent on the method of life described above.
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   ten-petalled lotus flower, for it is now a question of learning consciously to control and dominate the sense-impressions themselves. This is of particular importance in the initial stages of clairvoyance, for it is only by this means that a source of countless illusions and fancies is avoided. People as a rule do not realize by what factors their sudden ideas and memories are dominated, and how they are produced. Consider the following case. Someone is traveling by railway; his mind is busy with one thought; suddenly is thought diverges; he recollects an experience that befell him years ago and interweaves it with his present thought. He did not notice that in looking through the window he had caught sight of a person who resembled another intimately connected with the recollected experience. He remains conscious, not of what he saw, but of the effect it produced, and thus believes that it all came to him of its own accords. How much in life occurs in such a way! How great is the part played in our life by things we hear and learn, without our consciously realizing the connection! Someone, for instance, cannot bear a certain color, but does not realize that this is due
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   of the lotus flowers alone does not assure sufficient security in these higher worlds; still higher organs are necessary. The latter will now be described before the remaining lotus flowers and the further organization of the soul-body are discussed. (This expression-soul-body-although obviously contradictory when taken literally, is used because to clairvoyant perception the impression received spiritually corresponds to the impression received physically when the physical body is perceived.)
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   body. The latter is that tenuous body revealed to the clairvoyant as a kind of double of the physical body, and forms to a certain extent an intermediate step between the soul nature and the physical body. (See the description on the author's book Theosophy.) It is possible for one equipped with clairvoyant powers consciously to suggest away the physical body of a person. This corresponds on a higher plane to an exercise in attentiveness on a lower plane. Just as a person can divert his attention from something in front of him so that it becomes non-existent for him, the clairvoyant can extinguish a physical body from his field of observation so that it becomes physically transparent to him. If he exerts this faculty in the case of some person standing before him, there remains visible to his clairvoyant sight only the etheric body, besides the soul-body which is larger than the other two-etheric and physical bodies-and interpenetrates them both. The etheric body has approximately the size and form of the physical body, so that it practically fills the same space. It is an extremely delicate and finely organized structure. (I beg the physicist not to be disturbed at the expression "etheric
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   awaken in others, and who are unquestionably in a position to know whether the directions they give lead to the exact results desired. If the student follows the directions that have been given him, he introduces into his etheric body currents and movements which are in harmony with the laws and the evolution of the world to which he belongs. Consequently these instructions are reflections of the great laws of cosmic evolution. They consist of the above-mentioned and similar exercises in meditation and concentration which, if correctly practiced, produce the results described. The student must at certain times let these instructions permeate his soul with their content, so that he is inwardly entirely filled with it. A simple start is made with a view to the deepening of the logical activity of the mind and the producing of an inward intensification of thought. Thought it thereby made free and independent of all sense impressions and experiences; it is concentrated in one point which is held entirely under control. Thus a preliminary center is formed for the currents of the etheric body. This center is not yet in the region of the heart but in the head, and it appears to the clairvoyant
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   as the point of departure for movements and currents. No esoteric training can be successful which does not first create this center. If the latter were first formed in the region of the heart the aspiring clairvoyant would doubtless obtain glimpses of the higher worlds, but would lack all true insight into the connection between these higher worlds and the world of our senses. This, however, is an unconditional necessity for man at the present stage of evolution. The clairvoyant must not become a visionary; he must retain a firm footing upon the earth.
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   to the results of spiritual research there is no chance whatever of attaining genuine higher knowledge. It would be as though a child, during gestation, were to refuse the forces coming to it through its mother, and proposed to wait until it could procure them for itself. Just as the embryonic child in its incipient feeling for life learns to appreciate what is offered to it, so can the non-seer appreciate the truth of the teachings of spiritual science. An insight into these teachings based on a deeply rooted feeling for truth, and a clear, sound, all-around critical and reasoning faculty are possible even before spiritual things are actually perceived. The esoteric knowledge must first be studied, so that this study becomes a preparation for clairvoyance. A person attaining clairvoyance without such preparation would resemble a child born with eyes and ears but without a brain. The entire world of sound and color would display itself before him, but he would be helpless in it.

1.06_-_Dhyana, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  2:We shall treat of Dhyana as a result rather than as a method. Up to this point ancient authorities have been fairly reliable guides, except with regard to their crabbed ethics; but when they get on the subject of results of meditation, they completely lose their heads.
  3:They exhaust the possibilities of poetry to declare what is demonstrably untrue. For example, we find in the Shiva Sanhita that "he who daily contemplates on this lotus of the heart is eagerly desired by the daughters of Gods, has clairaudience, clairvoyance, and can walk in the air." Another person "can make gold, discover medicine for disease, and see hidden treasures." All this is filth. What is the curse upon religion that its tenets must always be associated with every kind of extravagance and falsehood?
  4:There is one exception; it is the A.'.A.'., whose members are extremely careful to make no statement at all that cannot be verified in the usual manner; or where this is not easy, at least avoid anything like a dogmatic statement. In Their second book of practical instruction, Liber O, occur these words:

1.06_-_The_Transformation_of_Dream_Life, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  Furthermore, the clairvoyant can at this stage perceive things which are almost or entirely withheld from the senses. He can, for instance, tell the astral difference between a room full of low or of high-minded people. Not only the physical but also the spiritual atmosphere of a hospital differs from that of a ballroom. A commercial town has a different astral air from that of a university town. In the initial stages of clairvoyance this perceptive faculty is but slightly developed; its relation to the objects in question is similar to the relation of dream consciousness to waking consciousness in ordinary life; it will, however, become fully awakened at this stage as well.
  The highest achievement of a clairvoyant who has attained the degree of vision described above is that in which the astral counter-effects of animal and human impulses and passions are revealed to him. A loving action is accompanied by quite a different astral concomitant from one inspired by hate. Senseless desire gives rise to an ugly astral counterpart, while a feeling evoked by a high ideal creates one that is beautiful. These astral images are but faintly perceptible during physical life, for their strength is diminished by life in the physical world. The desire for an object, for example, produces a counterpart of this sort in addition to the semblance of the desire itself in the astral world. If, however, the object be attained and the desire satisfied, or if, at any rate, the possibility of satisfaction is forthcoming, the corresponding image will show but faintly. It only attains its full force after the death of the individual human being, when the soul in accordance with her nature still harbors such desires, but can no longer satisfy them, because the object and the physical organ are both lacking. The gourmand, for instance, will still retain, after death, the desire to please his palate; but there is
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   no possibility of satisfying this desire because he no longer has a palate. As a result, the desire produces an especially powerful counterpart, by which the soul is tormented. These experiences evoked by the counterparts of the lower soul-nature after death are called the experiences in the soul-world, especially in the region of desires. They only vanish when the soul has purified herself from all desires inclining toward the physical world. Then only does the soul mount to the higher regions, to the world of spirit. Even though these images are faint during life in the physical world, they are none the less present, following man as his world of desire, in the way a comet is followed by its tail. They can be seen by a clairvoyant at the requisite stage of development.

1.07_-_A_Song_of_Longing_for_Tara,_the_Infallible, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  worldly power.
  Some spirits have clairvoyant powers that are accurate. Some have powers that are not accurate. Because they havent entered the path, they lack
  bodhichitta and the realization of emptiness. Therefore, they are not reliable

1.07_-_The_Continuity_of_Consciousness, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 204
   stationary. True, he must not regard these revelations as actual knowledge so long as the same things do not also reveal themselves during ordinary waking life. But in time he achieves this as well: he develops this faculty of carrying over into waking consciousness the condition he created for himself out of dream life. Thus something new is introduced into the world of his senses that enriches it. Just as a person born blind and successfully operated upon will recognize the surrounding objects as enriched by all that the eye perceives, to, too, will anyone having become clairvoyant in the above manner perceive the whole world surrounding him peopled with new qualities, things, beings, and so forth. He now need no longer wait for his dreams to live in another world, but he can at any suitable moment put himself into the above condition for the purpose of higher perception. This condition then acquires a significance for him similar to the perception, in ordinary life, of things with active senses as opposed to inactive senses. It can truly be said that the student opens the eyes of his soul and beholds things which necessarily remain concealed form the bodily senses.

1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Seen from the viewpoint of an evolution of consciousness,
  reincarnation ceases to be the futile round some have seen in it, or the delirious fantasy other have painted. With typical Western clarity, Sri Aurobindo rids us of the spiritual fairy tale, as Mother calls it, into which much serious knowledge has degenerated since the end of the Age of Mysteries; and he invites us to a clear-sighted, rather than clairvoyant, experimentation. The point is not to "believe" in reincarnation but to experience it, and first of all to understand the conditions in which the experience is possible. This is a practical question that concerns our integral development through time.
  Actually, it is not the small frontal personality that reincarnates, even if this comes as a disappointment to those who picture themselves as eternally the same Mr. Smith, in a Saxon tunic, then in velvet breeches, and finally in synthetic jogging pants, not to mention how boring this would be. The meaning of reincarnation is both deeper and 85

1.08_-_Independence_from_the_Physical, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  Through the very process of our evolution, the consciousness,
  submerged in Matter, has grown accustomed to depending upon outer organs and antennas to perceive the world; and since we have seen the antennas appear before the master of the antennas, we have childishly concluded that the antennas have created the master, and that without antennas there is no master, no perception of the world. But this is an illusion. Our dependence upon the senses is merely a habit true, a millenary one, but no more inescapable than the flintstone implements of the Chellean man: It is possible for the mind and it would be natural for it, if it could be persuaded to liberate itself from its consent to the domination of matter, to take direct cognizance of the objects of sense without the aid of the sense-organs.91 We can see and feel across continents as if distances did not exist, because distance is an obstacle only to the body and its organs, not to consciousness, which can reach anywhere it wishes in a second, provided it has learned to expand itself; there is another, lighter space where all is together in a flash point. Here we might expect to receive some "recipe" for clairvoyance or ubiquity, but recipes are just another kind of machinery, which is why we are so fond of them. True, hatha yoga can be effective, as can many other kinds of yogic exercises, such as concentrating on a lighted candle (tratak), evolving infallible diets,
  doing breathing exercises and choking scientifically (pranayama).

1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
   p. 216
   so, too, does the soul live in a higher world; only, this life of the soul continues also during sleep. The soul is in full activity during sleep, but we can know nothing of this activity so long as we have no spiritual organs of perception through which to observe what is going on around us and see what we ourselves are doing during sleep, as we observe our daily physical environment with our ordinary senses. The preceding chapters have shown that esoteric training consists in the development of such spiritual sense organs. Now if, as a result of esoteric training, the student's life during sleep is transformed in the manner described in the foregoing chapter, he will, when in that condition, be able to follow consciously everything going on around him. He can at will find his way in his environment as he could, when awake, with his ordinary senses. It should here be noted that a higher degree of clairvoyance is required for the higher perception of ordinary physical environment. This was indicated in the last chapter. In the initial stages of his development the student perceives things pertaining to another world without being able to discern their connection
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   the separation extends also to the physical body. It is a fact that in higher spiritual development the brain divides into three separate parts. This separation is not physically perceptible in the ordinary way, nor can it be demonstrated by the keenest instruments. Yet it occurs, and the clairvoyant has means of observing it. The brain of the higher clairvoyant divides into three independently active entities: The thought-brain, the feeling-brain, and the will-brain.
  It is only through this transformation of his being that the student can enter consciously into relation with certain supersensible forces and beings, for his own soul forces are related to certain fundamental forces of the world. The force, for instance, inherent in the will can affect definite things and the beings of the higher worlds, and also perceive them; but it can only do so when liberated from its connection with thinking and feeling within the soul. The moment this connection is severed, the activity of the will can be exteriorized. The same applies to the forces of thinking and feeling. A feeling of hatred sent out by a person is visible to the clairvoyant as a fine luminous cloud of special coloring; and the clairvoyant can ward off this feeling of hatred, just as an ordinary
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   person wards off a physical blow that is aimed at him. In the supersensible world, hatred becomes a visible phenomenon, but the clairvoyant can only perceive it in so far as he is able to project outwards the force lying in his feeling, just as the ordinary person directs outwards the receptive faculty of his eye. And what is said of hatred applies also to far more important phenomena of the physical world. The student can enter into conscious intercourse with them, thanks to the liberation of the fundamental forces of his soul.

1.09_-_Kundalini_Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  32. Doora-Darshana (clairvoyance), Doora-Sravana (clairaudience), Manojaya (control of the mind), Kamarupa, Parakaya Pravesha, Iccha-Mrityu are the minor Siddhis.

1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  nature--he actually is a _master,_--In some respects he is a prototype
  of Baudelaire.

1.09_-_The_Ambivalence_of_the_Fish_Symbol, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  understood the evil spirit"; 32 and finally, it is the navel of the
  world and at the same time hell. Bernard of Clairvaux apos-
  trophizes Lucifer thus: "And dost thou strive perversely to-

1.1.05_-_The_Siddhis, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  There was no such weakness in the robust temperament of our forefathers. Our great Rishis of old did not cry out upon
  Siddhis, but recognised them as a part, though not the most important part of Yogic accomplishment, and used them with an abundant and unhesitating vigour. They are recognised in our sacred books, formally included in Yoga by so devotional a Purana as the Bhagawat, noted and some of their processes carefully tabled by Patanjali. Even in the midnight of the Kali great Siddhas and saints have used them more sparingly, but with power and effectiveness. It would be difficult for many of them to do otherwise than use the siddhis since by the very fact of their spiritual elevation, these powers have become not exceptional movements, but the ordinary processes of their thought and action. It is by the use of the siddhis that the Siddhas sitting on the mountains help the world out of the heart of their solitude and silence. Jesus Christ made the use of the siddhis a prominent feature of his pure, noble and spiritual life, nor did he hesitate to communicate them to his disciples - the laying of hands, the healing of the sick, the ashirvada, the abhishap, the speaking with many tongues were all given to them. The day of Pentecost is still kept holy by the Christian Church. Joan of Arc used her siddhis to liberate France. Socrates had his siddhis, some of them of a very material nature. Men of great genius are usually born with some of them and use them unconsciously. Even in natures far below the power and clarity of genius we see their occasional or irregular operation. The West, always avid of knowledge, is struggling, sadly hampered by misuse and imposture, to develop them and gropes roughly for the truth about them in the phenomena of hypnotism, clairvoyance, telepathy, vouched for by men and women of great intellectuality and sincerity. Returning
  Eastwards, where only their right practice has been understood, the lives of our saints northern and southern are full of the record of Siddhis. Sri Ramakrishna, whose authority is quoted against

1.14_-_Bibliography, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Bernard of Clairvaux, Saint. Tractatus de gradibus superbiae. See
  Migne, P.L., vol. 182, cols. 957-72.

1.15_-_Index, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  Bereshith Rabba(ti), 5972, 106
  Bernard of Clairvaux, St., 125
  Bernardus Trevisanus, 143, 23971

1.18_-_The_Human_Fathers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Panis by the Angirases; why it is called the discovery of that
  Truth; what is meant by the footed and hoofed wealth and the field or pasture of the Cow. We begin to see what is the cave of the Panis and why that which is hidden in the lair of Vala is said also to be hidden in the waters released by Indra from the hold of Vritra, the seven rivers possessed by the seven-headed heaven-conquering thought of Ayasya; why the rescue of the sun out of the cave, the separation or choosing of the light out of the darkness is said to be done by an all-discerning knowledge; who are Dakshina and Sarama and what is meant by Indra holding the hoofed wealth in his right hand. And in arriving at

1.19_-_The_Victory_of_the_Fathers, #The Secret Of The Veda, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Vamadeva then goes on to tell us of the birth of this great, first or supreme force, Agni, in the Truth, in its waters, in its original home. "He was born, the first, in the waters, in the foundation of the vast world (Swar), in its womb, (i.e. its seat and birthplace, its original home); without head and feet, concealing his two extremities, setting himself to his work in the lair of the Bull." The Bull is the Deva or Purusha, his lair is the plane of the Truth, and Agni the Seer-Will, working in the truth-consciousness, creates the worlds; but he conceals his two extremities, his head and feet; that is to say, his workings act between the superconscient and the subconscient in which his highest and his lowest states are respectively concealed, one in an utter light, the other in an utter darkness. From that he goes forth as the first and supreme force and is born to the Bull or the
  Lord by the action of the seven powers of the Bliss, the seven
  Beloved. "He went forward by illumined knowledge as the first force, in the seat of the Truth, in the lair of the Bull, desirable, young, full in body, shining wide; the seven Beloved bore him to the Lord."
  The Rishi then comes to the achievement of the human fathers, asmakam atra pitaro manus.ya, abhi pra sedur r.tam "Here our human fathers seeking possession of the

1.240_-_Talks_2, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Seeing and knowing are the functions of the mind. In nirvana there is nothing but the blissful pure consciousness I am.
  D.: How then can a prominent T. S. leader, who claims clairvoyance of a high order, praise the author for his supposed correct and vivid description of nirvana, and why is the T. Society so much obsessed by the idea of Service?
  M.: Well, Theosophy and other kindred movements are good inasmuch as they make a man unselfish and prepare him for the highest truth.

1.27_-_Guido_da_Montefeltro._His_deception_by_Pope_Boniface_VIII., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  The cities of Lamone and Santerno
  Governs the Lioncel of the white lair,
  Who changes sides 'twixt summer-time and winter;

1.36_-_Quo_Stet_Olympus_Where_the_Gods,_Angels,_etc._Live, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Just like that. And above that again, the Jew Jeweller's hashish dream of heaven: see the Apocalypse. A vulgarization of Baudelaire's still, shining, mirror world!

1.400_-_1.450_Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Seeing and knowing are the functions of the mind. In nirvana there is nothing but the blissful pure consciousness "I am."
  D.: How then can a prominent T. S. leader, who claims clairvoyance of a high order, praise the author for his supposed correct and vivid description of nirvana, and why is the T. Society so much obsessed by the idea of 'Service'?
  M.: Well, Theosophy and other kindred movements are good inasmuch as they make a man unselfish and prepare him for the highest truth.

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi head but only straining yourself unnecessarily. Similar is the sense of doership in the world by the individuals.
  D.: I have been interesting myself in metaphysics for over twenty years. But I have not gained any novel experience as so many others claim to do. I have no powers of clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc. I feel myself locked up in this body and nothing more.
  M.: It is right. Reality is only one and that is the self. All the rest are mere Phenomena in it, of it and by it. The seer, the objects and the sight, all are the self only. Can anyone see or hear, leaving the self aside? What difference does it make to see or hear anyone in close proximity or over enormous distance? The organs of sight and hearing are needed in both cases; so also the mind is required. None of them can be dispensed with in either case. There is dependence one way or another. Why then should there be a glamour about clairvoyance or clairaudience?
  Moreover, what is acquired will also be lost in due course. They can never be permanent.

1.44_-_Serious_Style_of_A.C.,_or_the_Apparent_Frivolity_of_Some_of_my_Remarks, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Well, in those days there were Music-halls; I can't hope to explain to you what they were like, but they were jolly. (I'm afraid that there's another word beyond the scope of your universe!) At the Empire, Leicester Square, which at that time actually looked as if it had been lifted bodily from the "Continong" (a very wicked place) there was a promenade, with bars complete (drinking bars, my dear child, I blush to say) where one might hope to find "strength and beauty met together, Kindle their image like a star in a sea of glassy weather." There one might always find London's "soiled doves" (as they revoltingly called them in the papers) of every type: Theodora (celebrated "Christian" Empress) and Phryne, Messalina and Thais, Baudelaire's swarthy mistress, and Nana, Moll Flanders and Fanny Hill.

1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  She was very unsatisfactory as a clairvoyant; she resented these precautions. She was a quick-tempered and impulsive woman, always eager to act with reckless enthusiasm. My cold scepticism no doubt prevented her from doing her best. Ab-ul-Diz himself constantly demanded that I should show "faith," and warned me that I was wrecking my chances by my attitude. I prevailed upon him, however, to give adequate proof of his existence, and his claim to speak with authority. The main purport of his message was to instruct me to write a book on my system of Mysticism and Magick, to be called Book 4, and told me that by means of this book, I should prevail against public neglect. I saw no objection to writing such a book; on quite rational grounds, it was a proper course of action. I therefore agreed to do so. But Ab-ul-Diz was determined to dictate the conditions in which the book should be written; and this was a difficult matter. He wanted us to travel to an appropriate place. On this point I was not wholly satisfied with the result of my cross-examination. I know now that I was much to blame throughout. I was not honest either with him, myself, or Virakam. I allowed material considerations to influence me, and I clung oh triple fool! to my sentimental obligations towards Laylah.[107]

1.78_-_Sore_Spots, #Magick Without Tears, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  Now why? Surely because in the sub-conscious lies an instinct that in these obscure medicines indeed lies the key of some forbidden sanctuary. There is a fascination as irrational and therefore as strong, as the fear. Here is the point at which they link up with sex and religion. Oh, how well nigh almighty is the urgency to him who reads those few great writers who understood the subject from experience: de Quincey, Ludlow, Poe and Baudelaire: into whom burn the pointed parallels between their adventures and those of all the mystics, East and West!

1.A_-_ANTHROPOLOGY,_THE_SOUL, #Philosophy of Mind, #G. W. F. Hegel, #Philosophy
  (b) Where a human being's senses and intellect are sound, he is fully and intelligently alive to that reality of his which gives concrete filling to his individuality: but he is awake to it in the form of interconnection between himself and the features of that reality conceived as an external and a separate world, and he is aware that this world is in itself also a complex of interconnections of a practically intelligible kind. In his subjective ideas and plans he has also before him this causally connected scheme of things he calls his world and the series of means which bring his ideas and his purposes into adjustment with the objective existences, which are also means and ends to each other. At the same time, this world which is outside him has its threads in him to such a degree that it is these threads which make him what he really is: he too would become extinct if these externalities were to disappear, unless by the aid of religion, subjective reason, and character, he is in a remarkable degree selfsupporting and independent of them. But, then, in the latter case he is less susceptible of the psychical state here spoken of. - As an illustration of that identity with the surroundings may be noted the effect produced by the death of beloved relatives, friends, etc. on those left behind, so that the one dies or pines away with the loss of the other. (Thus Cato, after the downfall of the Roman republic, could live no longer: his inner reality was neither wider nor higher than it.) Compare home-sickness, and the like.
  (c) But when all that occupies the waking consciousness, the world outside it and its relationship to that world, is under a veil, and the soul is thus sunk in sleep (in magnetic sleep, in catalepsy, and other diseases, for example, those connected with female development, or at the approach of death, etc.), then that immanent actuality of the individual remains the same substantial total as before, but now as a purely sensitive life with an inward vision and an inward consciousness. And because it is the adult, formed, and developed consciousness which is degraded into this state of sensitivity, it retains along with its content a certain nominal self-hood, a formal vision and awareness, which, however, does not go so far as the conscious judgement or discernment by which its contents, when it is healthy and awake, exist for it as an outward objectivity. The individual is thus a monad which is inwardly aware of its actuality - a genius which beholds itself. The characteristic point in such knowledge is that the very same facts (which for the healthy consciousness are an objective practical reality, and to know which, in its sober moods, it needs the intelligent chain of means and conditions in all their real expansion) are now immediately known and perceived in this immanence. This perception is a sort of clairvoyance; for it is a consciousness living in the undivided substantiality of the genius, and finding itself in the very heart of the interconnection, and so can dispense with the series of conditions, external one to another, which lead up to the result - conditions which cool reflection has in succession to traverse and in so doing feels the limits of its own external individuality. But such clairvoyance - just because its dim and turbid vision does not present the facts in a rational interconnection - is for that very reason at the mercy of every private contingency of feeling and fancy, etc. - not to mention that foreign suggestions (see later) intrude into its vision. It is thus impossible to make out whether what the clairvoyants really see preponderates over what they deceive themselves in. - But it is absurd to treat this visionary state as a sublime mental phase and as a truer state, capable of conveying general truths.[5]
  [5] Plato had a better idea of the relation of prophecy generally to the state of sober consciousness than many moderns, who supposed that the Platonic language on the subject of enthusiasm authorized their belief in the sublimity of the revelations of somnambulistic vision. Plato says in the Timaeus (p. 71),

2.00_-_BIBLIOGRAPHY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  BERNARD OF ClairVAUX, ST. The Steps of Humility (Cambridge, Mass., 1940).

2.03_-_Karmayogin_A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad, #Isha Upanishad, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  power and energy. In its higher stages this increase of power
  intensifies into clairvoyance, clairaudience, the power of reading other minds and knowing actions distant in space and time,
  conscious telepathy and other psychical powers. The reason for

2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  and salvation (which nowadays is best studied in England) as a _folie
  circulaire_ methodically generated upon a soil which, of course, is
  already prepared for it,--that is to say, which is thoroughly morbid.

2.10_-_Knowledge_by_Identity_and_Separative_Knowledge, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But the subliminal being has also a larger direct contact with the world; it is not confined like the surface Mind to the interpretation of sense-images and sense-vibrations supplemented by the mental and vital intuition and the reason. There is indeed an inner sense in the subliminal nature, a subtle sense of vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste; but these are not confined to the creation of images of things belonging to the physical environment, - they can present to the consciousness visual, auditory, tactual and other images and vibrations of things beyond the restricted range of the physical senses or belonging to other planes or spheres of existence. This inner sense can create or present images, scenes, sounds that are symbolic rather than actual or that represent possibilities in formation, suggestions, thoughts, ideas, intentions of other beings, image forms also of powers or potentialities in universal Nature; there is nothing that it cannot image or visualise or turn into sensory formations. It is the subliminal in reality and not the outer mind that possesses the powers of telepathy, clairvoyance, second sight and other supernormal faculties whose occurrence in the surface consciousness is due to openings or rifts in the wall erected by the outer personality's unseeing labour of individualisation and interposed between itself and the inner domain of our being.

2.14_-_The_Passive_and_the_Active_Brahman, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Certainly, behind all intelligent action there must be an intelligent will, but it need not be the intelligence or the will of the conscious mind in the actor. In the psychological phenomena of which I have spoken, it is obviously in some of them the will and intelligence of other human beings that uses the organs, in others it is doubtful whether it is an influence or actuation by other beings or the emergence of a subconscious, subliminal mind or a mixed combination of both these agencies. But in this Yogic status of action by the mere organs, kevalair lhdriyaih, it is the universal intelligence and will of Nature itself working from centres superconscious and subconscious as it acts in the mechanically purposeful energies of plant-life or of the inanimate material form, but here with a living instrument who is the conscious witness of the action and instrumentation. It is a remarkable fact that the speech, writing and intelligent actions of such a state may convey a perfect force of thought, luminous, faultless, logical, inspired, perfectly adapting means to ends, far beyond what the man himself could have done in his old normal poise of mind and will and capacity, yet all the time he himself perceives but does not conceive the thought that comes to him, observes in its works but does not appropriate or use the will that acts through him, witnesses but does not claim as his own the powers which play upon the world through him as through a passive channel. But this phenomenon is not really abnormal or contrary to the general law of things. For do we not see a perfect working of the secret universal Will and Intelligence in the apparently brute (jada) action of material Nature? And it is precisely this universal Will and Intelligence which thus acts through the calm, indifferent and inwardly silent Yogin who offers no obstacle of limited and ignorant personal will and intelligence to its operations. He dwells in the silent Self; he allows the active Brahman to work through his natural instruments, accepting impartially, without participation, the formations of its universal force and knowledge.

2.19_-_Out_of_the_Sevenfold_Ignorance_towards_the_Sevenfold_Knowledge, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A descent into the subconscient would not help us to explore this region, for it would plunge us into incoherence or into sleep or a dull trance or a comatose torpor. A mental scrutiny or insight can give us some indirect and constructive idea of these hidden activities; but it is only by drawing back into the subliminal or by ascending into the superconscient and from there looking down or extending ourselves into these obscure depths that we can become directly and totally aware and in control of the secrets of our subconscient physical, vital and mental nature.
  This awareness, this control are of the utmost importance. For the subconscient is the Inconscient in the process of becoming conscious; it is a support and even a root of our inferior parts of being and their movements. It sustains and reinforces all in us that clings most and refuses to change, our mechanical recurrences of unintelligent thought, our persistent obstinacies of feeling, sensation, impulse, propensity, our uncontrolled fixities of character. The animal in us, - the infernal also, - has its lair of retreat in the dense jungle of the subconscience. To penetrate there, to bring in light and establish a control, is indispensable for the completeness of any higher life, for any integral transformation of the nature.
  The part of us that we have characterised as intraconscient and circumconscient is a still more potent and much more valuable element in the constitution of our being. It includes the large action of an inner intelligence and inner sense-mind, of an inner vital, even of an inner subtle-physical being which upholds and embraces our waking consciousness, which is not brought to the front, which is subliminal, in the modern phrase. But when we can enter and explore this hidden self, we find that our waking sense and intelligence are for the most part a selection from what we secretly are or can be, an exteriorised and much mutilated and vulgarised edition of our real, our hidden being or an upthrow from its depths. Our surface being has been formed with this subliminal help by an evolution out of the Inconscient for the utility of our present mental and physical life on earth; this that is behind is a formation mediating between the Inconscient and the larger planes of Life and Mind which have been created by the involutionary descent and whose pressure has helped to bring about the evolution of mind and life in Matter.

2.21_-_Towards_the_Supreme_Secret, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  This first pursuit of impersonality as enjoined by the Gita brings with it evidently a certain completest inner quietism and is identical in its inmost parts and principles of practice with the method of Sannyasa. And yet there is a point at which its tendency of withdrawal from the claims of dynamic Nature and the external world is checked and a limit imposed to prevent the inner quietism from deepening into refusal of action and a physical withdrawal. The renunciation of their objects by the senses, vis.ayams tyaktva, is to be of the nature of Tyaga; it must be a giving up of all sensuous attachment, rasa, not a refusal of the intrinsic necessary activity of the senses. One must move among surrounding things and act on the objects of the sense-field with a pure, true and intense, a simple and absolute operation of the senses for their utility to the spirit in divine action, kevalair indriyais caran, and not at all for the fulfilment of desire. There is to be vairagya, not in the common significance of disgust of life or distaste for the world action, but renunciation of raga, as also of its opposite, dves.a. There must be a withdrawal from all mental and vital liking as from all mental and vital disliking whatsoever. And this is asked not for extinction, but in order that there may be a perfect enabling equality in which the spirit can give an unhampered and unlimited assent to the integral and comprehensive divine vision of things and to the integral divine action in Nature. A continual resort to meditation, dhyana-yogaparo nityam, is the firm means by which the soul of man can realise its self of Power and its self of silence. And yet there must be no abandonment of the active life for a life of pure meditation; action must always be done as a sacrifice to the supreme Spirit.

2.26_-_Samadhi, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is this which explains many of the phenomena of clairvoyance. clair-audience, etc; for these phenomena are only the exceptional admission of the waking mentality into a limited sensitiveness to what might be called the image memory of the subtle ether, by which not only the signs of all things past and present, but even those of things future can be seized; for things future are already accomplished to knowledge and vision on higher planes of mind and their images can be reflected upon mind in the present. But these things which are exceptional to the waking mentality, difficult and to be perceived only by the possession of a special power or else after assiduous training, are natural to the dream-state of trance consciousness in which the subliminal mind is free. And that mind can also take cognizance of things on various planes not only by these sensible images, but by a species of thought perception or of thought reception and impression analogous to that phenomenon of consciousness which in modern psychical science has been given the name of telepathy. But the powers of the dream-state do not end here. It can by a sort of projection of ourselves, in a subtle form of the mental or vital body, actually enter into other planes and worlds or into distant places and scenes of this world, move among them with a sort of bodily presence and bring back the direct experience of their scenes and truths and occurrences. It may even project actually the mental or vital body for the same purpose and travel in it, leaving the physical body in a profoundest trance without sign of life until its return.

2_-_Other_Hymns_to_Agni, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  without feet, concealing his two ends he joins them in the
  lair of the Bull.9
  12. He came forth with a vibrancy of light, the first and supreme
  force, in the native seat of Truth, in the lair of the Bull,
  desirable and young and beautiful of body10 and wide in
  9 The same Fire joins his two extremities - of the superconscient and the spirit and
  inconscient matter - in the lair of the Bull. This is the Bull which represents the Purusha.
  The lair of the Bull is the original status of Him called at other places, vis.n.oh. paramam
  padam, sada pasyanti surayah..

3.01_-_The_Soul_World, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  space there reigns, for example, the law of "impact." When an ivory ball strikes another which is at rest, the latter moves in a direction which can be calculated from the motion and elasticity of the first. In the soul space the interaction of two forms which meet depends on their inner qualities. If they are in affinity they mutually interpenetrate each other and, as it were, grow together. They repel each other if their beings conflict. In physical space there are, for example, definite laws of vision. One sees distant objects perspectively diminishing. When one looks down an avenue, the distant trees appear, according to the laws of perspective, to stand at shorter distances from each other than the near ones. In the soul space, on the contrary, all objects near and far appear to the clairvoyant at those distances from each other which are due to their inner nature. This is naturally a source of the most varied mistakes for those who enter the soul world, and wish to become at home there by the help of the rules which they bring with them from the physical world.

3.01_-_Towards_the_Future, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  POET (striding restlessly back and forth)
  How strange, how strange... There is no such thing as chance; everything is the effect of causes that are simply beyond our control. The power of affinity - who knows? I am curious to know whether the singer is as beautiful as her voice. Here they are. (The door which was only pulled to is pushed open from outside.) Oh, how pretty she is! (The Clairvoyant enters, smiling, followed by the Painter.)
  You are very kind, monsieur, and I thank you. You will excuse me, won't you, for coming with so little ceremony. But we are
  ClairVOYANT (sitting)
  So you are willing to introduce me to a few people and let them hear me?
  It will be a great help to me. Thank you so much.
  It is very kind of you to tell me all this. (She looks around her, then turns to the Poet with a smile.) It is strange how familiar everything seems to me here, perhaps not so much the objects themselves as the air, the atmosphere which envelops them. Excuse my boldness, but I feel as if I were at home, I feel as if I had been coming here always. And I have the feeling that all sorts of wonderful things are going to happen to me now.
  ClairVOYANT (after a short silence)
  I must tell you a strange thing. When I came to settle in this town about six months ago, after my mother's death, in the hope of earning my living, I had a choice of several small apartments, each one with its advantages and inconveniences. The one that
  Strange, yes, very strange... (Aside) Is this affinity? Who knows?
  (To the Clairvoyant) You know, this is strange too, I have felt much calmer and more contented since I have been hearing your voice each day, and I had a very great desire to know you.
  And I knew you only as a writer whose talent I greatly admired and whom I hardly dared to hope to meet one day. There are such extraordinary and mysterious things in life... mysterious perhaps only because we do not know their causes, otherwise everything would be very simple and natural. And look, at this moment, I too feel a sensation of calm and well-being, and it gives me great strength. If only you knew how much I need strength and encouragement... Life is hard for a helpless and unprotected orphan who is forced to earn her living all alone and who knows nobody to support her in her struggle. But now that I have met you, I feel that all my difficulties will melt away.
  ClairVOYANT (taking his hand in a spontaneous movement)
  Thank you. I feel as if we have always been sitting like this, side by side, and that we are friends, old friends... We are friends, aren't we?
  I feel so much at ease here, that I am forgetting all conventions.
  I am in great need of sleep. I have a persistent pain in my head which makes me suffer a great deal. I have worked so hard to achieve a result as quickly as possible and my brain is terribly tired.
  (He passes his hand several times across her forehead, then lays it on her head for a moment. The Clairvoyant, who is lying on the cushions, falls asleep with an expression of joy and well-being.)
  ClairVOYANT (half asleep)
  It is all right now, there is no more pain... And I feel so happy.
  ClairVOYANT (speaking in her sleep)
  Oh, how beautiful!
  What is beautiful?
  ClairVOYANT (still asleep)
  There, all around you, that violet light... It is like a living and luminous amethyst. It is all around me too, it is giving me strength.
  ClairVOYANT (in a far-away voice)
  I am falling asleep, falling asleep. Oh, what calm, what ease.
  ClairVOYANT (still sleeping, turning round and laying her hand on his)
  I am happy... happy... (She rests her head on the Poet's lap in a movement of childlike confidence.)
  The Clairvoyant sighs, stretches, and wakes.)
  ClairVOYANT (looking around her with some surprise)
  I have slept... How well I have slept, never in my life have I slept so well.
  ClairVOYANT (looking at him affectionately)
  You see, the light that encircled you and covered me too was at once a nourishment and a protection; it was so beautiful, so comforting. Even now that I am awake I can feel it around me.
  Yes, it is still around you. Is this the first time you have seen coloured lights like this?
  I remember having seen lights or a coloured mist around certain people. But I have never seen any as beautiful as yours or any to which I have felt so close. Often, around others, it is like a turbid, unwholesome fog. What is it?
  Yes, it is most interesting.
  I understand, it is very clear. So then it can be very useful to see auras in this way?
  Yes, I understand. So these auras are very revealing.
  ClairVOYANT (admiringly)
  Magnificent! What effects this knowledge might have in the world! But where did you learn such beautiful things? For I do not think that many people are aware of them.
  How beautiful this teaching must be! You will reveal it to me little by little, won't you? For we are going to see each other often, aren't we? I wish we never had to part again.... While
  I am so happy to have met you at last. I have waited for you so long! And you, are you happy?
  But what? Since we are so happy together, what could prevent us...?
  (She comes forward smiling and very calm.)
  ClairVOYANT (amazed)
  I did not know that you were married!
  SHE (to the Clairvoyant)
  Do not be upset. (Turning to the Poet) Nor you. Yes, I heard the end of your conversation. I returned just as Mademoiselle was waking up. I did not want to disturb you and was about to withdraw, but I thought it would be more useful for all of us if I heard. So I stayed. For I was sure, my dear, that you would find yourself in a cruel predicament. I know your straightforwardness, your loyalty, and I knew that you would be painfully divided between two opposite paths. You know what is said in the teaching which for us is the truth: love is the only legitimate bond of union. The absence of love is enough to invalidate any union. Certainly, there are unions without love, based on esteem and mutual concessions, which can be quite tolerable, but I consider that when love comes, everything else should give way to it. My friend, you remember our pact: we promised each other full freedom the moment love would awaken in either of us. That is why I listened, and now I have come to tell you: you are free, be happy.
  Oh, I shall not be alone, for I shall go and join those through whom we have found the path, those who possess the eternal wisdom and who have, from a distance, guided our steps until now. Surely they will shelter me. (She turns towards the Clairvoyant and takes her by the hand.) Come, do not be upset.
  I am going away, but before I go let me join your hands. (She places the hand of the Clairvoyant in the hand of the Poet.) No blessing can ever be equal to the blessing of love. And yet I shall give you mine, knowing that it will be dear to you. And if you permit, I shall add some advice which is almost a request. Do not allow your union to serve as an excuse for the satisfaction of animal appetites or sensual desires. On the contrary, make it a means of mutual support so that you may transcend yourselves in a constant aspiration and an effort for progress towards the growing perfection of your being. May your association be both noble and generous, noble in quality, generous in action. Be an example to the world and show all men of goodwill the true aim of human life.
  ClairVOYANT (deeply moved)
  You can be sure that we shall do our utmost to deserve the trust you have shown us and be worthy of your esteem. But I would like to hear from your own lips that my coming to this house and the event that has followed do not mean an irreparable misfortune to you.
  (The Clairvoyant, more and more deeply moved, remains silent, her hands clasped as if in prayer. The Poet bows respectfully to
  Her, takes her hand and lays his forehead on it as the curtain falls.)

3.02_-_The_Motives_of_Devotion, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Secondly, this supreme Being is also the universal Being and our relations with the universe are all means by which we are prepared for entering into relation with him. All the emotions with which we confront the action of the universal existence upon us, are really directed towards him, in ignorance at first, but it is by directing them in growing knowledge towards him that we enter into more intimate relations with him, and all that is false and ignorant in them will fall away as we draw nearer towards unity. To all of them he answers, taking us in the stage of progress in which we are; for if we met no kind of response or help to our imperfect approach, the more perfect relations could never be established. Even as men approach him, so he accepts them and responds too by the divine Love to their bhakti, tathaiva bhajate. Whatever form of being, whatever qualities they lend to him, through that form and those qualities he helps them to develop, encourages or governs their advance and in their straight way or their crooked draws them towards him. What they see of him is a truth, but a truth represented to them in the terms of their own being and consciousness, partially, distortedly, not in the terms of its own higher reality, not in the aspect which it assumes when we become aware of the complete Divinity. This is the justification of the cruder and more primitive elements of religion and also their sentence of transience and passing. They are justified because there is a truth of the Divine behind them and only so could that truth of the Divine be approached in that stage of the developing human consciousness and be helped forward; they are condemned, because to persist always in these crude conceptions and relations with the Divine is to miss that closer union towards which these crude beginnings are the first steps, however faltering.
  All life, we have said, is a Yoga of Nature; here in this material world life is her reaching out from her first inconscience towards a return to union with the conscient Divine from whom she proceeded. In religion the mind of man, her accomplished instrument, becomes aware of her goal in him, responds to her aspiration. Even popular religion is a sort of ignorant Yoga of devotion. But it does not become what we specifically call Yoga until the motive becomes in a certain degree clairvoyant, until it sees that union is its object and that love is the principle of union, and until therefore it tries to realise love and lose its separative character in love. When that has been accomplished, then the Yoga has taken its decisive step and is sure of its fruition. Thus the motives of devotion have first to direct themselves engrossingly and predominantly towards the Divine, then to transform themselves so that they are rid of their more earthy elements and finally to take their stand in pure and perfect love. All those that cannot coexist with the perfect union of love, must eventually fall away, while only those that can form themselves into expressions of divine love and into means of enjoying divine love, can remain. For love is the one emotion in us which can be entirely motiveless and self-existent; love need have no other motive than love. For all our emotions arise either from the seeking after delight and the possession of it, or from the baffling of the search, or from the failure of the delight we have possessed or had thought to grasp; but love is that by which we can enter directly into possession of the self-existent delight of the divine Being. Divine love is indeed itself that possession and, as it were, the body of the Ananda.
  These are the truths which condition our approach to this Yoga and our journey on this path. There are subsidiary questions which arise and trouble the intellect of man, but, though we may have yet to deal with them they are not essential. Yoga of Bhakti is a matter of the heart and not of the intellect. For even for the knowledge which comes on this way, we set out from the heart and not from the intelligence. The truth of the motives of the heart's devotion and their final arrival and in some sort their disappearance into the supreme and unique self-existent motive of love, is therefore all that initially and essentially concerns us. Such difficult questions there are as whether the Divine has an original supraphysical form or power of form from which all forms proceed or is eternally formless; all we need at present say is that the Divine does at least accept the various forms which the devotee gives to him and through them meets him in love, while the mixing of our spirits with his spirit is essential to the fruition of Bhakti. So too, certain religions and religious philosophies seek to bind down devotion by a conception of an eternal difference between the human soul and the Divine, without which they say love and devotion cannot exist, while that philosophy which considers that One alone exists, consigns love and devotion to a movement in the ignorance, necessary perhaps or at the least useful as a preparatory movement while yet the ignorance lasts, but impossible when all difference is abolished and therefore to be transcended and discarded. We may hold, however, the truth of the one existence in this sense that all in Nature is the Divine even though God be more than all in Nature, and love becomes then a movement by which the Divine in Nature and man takes possession of and enjoys the delight of the universal and the supreme Divine. In any case, love has necessarily a twofold fulfilment by its very nature, that by which the lover and the beloved enjoy their union in difference and all too that enhances the joy of various union, and that by which they throw themselves into each other and become one Self. That truth is quite sufficient to start with, for it is the very nature of love, and since love is the essential motive of this Yoga, as is the whole nature of love, so will be too the crown and fulfilment of the movement of the Yoga.

3.03_-_On_Thought_-_II, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  "To the most clairvoyant, the idea seems to be an aloof person with her whims and desires, her preferences, her queenly disdain, her virgin modesty. They know that it takes much care to win her and but a little thing to lose her, that there is a love of the mind for the idea, a love made of consecration and sacrifice, and without this the idea cannot belong to it.

3.03_-_The_Spirit_Land, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  Besides what is to be perceived by "spiritual sight" in this "Spirit-land," there is something else experienced that is to be regarded as "spiritual hearing." As soon, that is to say, as the clairvoyant rises out of the soul world into the spirit world the Archetypes that are perceived become sounding as well. The observer feels as if he were in an ocean of tones. And in these tones, in these spiritual chimes, the Beings of the spirit world express themselves. The primordial laws of their existence express their mutual relationships and affinities in the intermingling of their sounds, their harmonies, melodies, and rhythms. What the intellect perceives in the physical world as law, as idea, reveals itself to the "spiritual ear" as a kind of music. (Hence the Pythagoreans called these perceptions of the spiritual world the "music of the spheres." To the possessor of the "spiritual ear" this "music of the
   p. 134

3.1.23_-_The_Rishi, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  To still the mind into a perfect sleep
  And leave this lair
  Of gross material flesh which we would keep

3.12_-_Of_the_Bloody_Sacrifice, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  who claim to have established that weight is lost at the moment of
  death, and the unsupported statements of alleged clairvoyants that
  they have seen the soul issuing like a vapour from the mouths of

3.14_-_Of_the_Consecrations, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  me by possession and usea thought calculated to terrify the thief, and induce him
  to get rid of it at once. Observing clairsentiently this effect, suggest relief and
  reward as the result of restoring it.

3.18_-_Of_Clairvoyance_and_the_Body_of_Light, #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
  object:3.18 - Of Clairvoyance and the Body of Light
  Of Clairvoyance and the Body of Light:
  Its Power and its Development:
  material. It is of course not real; but then no more is the other
  body! Before treating of clairvoyance one must discuss briefly this
  question of reality, for misapprehension on the subject has given
  present to the eyes of the Body of Light.3 This Astral plane is so
  varied and so changeable that several clairvoyants looking at the
  same thing might give totally different accounts of what they saw; yet
  they might each make correct deductions. In looking at a man the
  first clairvoyant might say: The lines of force are all drooping; the
  second: It seems all dirty and spotty; a third: the Aura looks very
  forgotten failures.
  The only way to test clairvoyance is to keep a careful record of
  every experiment made. For example, FRATER O.M. once gave a
  clairvoyant a waistcoat to psychometrize. He made 56 statements
  about the owner of the waistcoat; of these 4 were notable right; 17,
  astral eyes the astral appearance of material things; and although
  this does not properly belong to pure clairvoyance, one may here
  present, all of which have their peculiar unity.
  It is of the utmost importance to the Clairvoyant or traveller
  in the fine body to be able to find his way to any desired plane,
  an intelligent course of conduct directly in consciousness by
  clairvoyance and clairaudience, but communication with superior
  [156] intelligences demands elaborate preparation, even after years of
  understood tightly, and answered from knowledge? It is obviously
  possible to check ones operations by clairvoyance, but this is rather
  like buying a safe to keep a brick in. Experience is the only teacher.

3_-_Commentaries_and_Annotated_Translations, #Hymns to the Mystic Fire, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  without head or feet, concealing his ends, setting himself to his
  works in the lair of the Bull of Heaven (vr.ishabhasya).
  Text. Sa jayata prathamah pastyasu, maho budhne rajaso asya
  abundant. nF0, nest, means probably in Veda no more than
  lair, stall, home.
  12. Forward he moved, a supreme force, by illumined knowledge, in the womb of Truth, in the lair of the Bull, desirable and
  young and great of body and widely shining. Seven Masters of
   &yETrA dDqFt^
  Send forth thy eclaireurs in thy great swiftness, become the protector indomitable of this people; he who would express evil in
  us from afar, he who from near, let no troubler do violence to
  thee, O Agni.
  -pf^ is exactly expressed by the French eclaireur, - they are
  the flaming illuminations of Agni Jatavedas which help us to

4.05_-_The_Instruments_of_the_Spirit, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Manas, the sense mind, depends in our ordinary consciousness on the physical organs of receptive sense for knowledge and on the organs of the body for action directed towards the objects of sense. The superficial and outward action of the senses is physical and nervous in its character, and they may easily be thought to be merely results of nerve-action; they are sometimes called in the old books pranas, nervous or life activities. But still the essential thing in them is not the nervous excitation, but the consciousness, the action of the Chitta, which makes use of the organ and of the nervous impact of which it is the channel. Manas, sense-mind, is the activity, emerging from the basic consciousness, which makes up the whole essentiality of what we call sense. Sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch are really properties of the mind, not of the body; but the physical mind which we ordinarily use, limits itself to a translation into sense of so much of the outer impacts as it receives through the nervous system and the physical organs. But the inner Manas has also a subtle sight, hearing, power of contact of its own which is not dependent on the physical organs. And it has, moreover, a power not only of direct communication of mind with object, -- leading even at a high pitch of action to a sense of the contents of an object within or beyond the physical range, -- but direct communication also of mind with mind. Mind is able too to alter, modify, inhibit the incidence, values, intensities of sense impacts. These powers of the mind we do not ordinarily use or develop; they remain subliminal and emerge sometimes in an irregular and fitful action, more readily in some minds than in others, or come to the surface in abnormal states of the being. They are the basis of clairvoyance, clairaudience, transference of thought and impulse, telepathy, most of the more ordinary kinds of occult powers, -- so called, though these are better described less mystically as powers of the now subliminal action of the Manas. The phenomena of hypnotism and many others depend upon the action of this subliminal sense-mind; not that it alone constitutes all the elements of the phenomena, but it is the first supporting means of intercourse, communication and response, though much of the actual operation belongs to an inner Buddhi. Mind physical, mind supraphysical, -- we have and can use this double sense mentality.

4.0_-_The_Path_of_Knowledge, #Theosophy, #Rudolf Steiner, #Occultism
  The Way of Man passes through many lives (incarnations). Patience ought to flow out of the real understanding of this fact. He who uses his present incarnation for his development prepares for those stages in which he will attain to (intuitive) seeing, to clairvoyance, to the full possession of his higher being (Spirit-self, Life-spirit) as well as to the remembrance of his former lives and to still higher experiences. It is possible for this to take place in his present life or perhaps, it may be, in a following one.

4.24_-_The_supramental_Sense, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The phenomena of this vital consciousness and sense, this direct sensation and perception of and response to the play of subtler forces than the physical, are often included without distinction under the head of psychical phenomena. In a certain sense it is an awakening of the psyche, the inner soul now hidden, clogged wholly or partially covered up by the superficial activity of the physical mind and senses that brings to the surface the submerged or subliminal inner vital consciousness and also an inner or subliminal mental consciousness and sense capable of perceiving and experiencing directly, not only the life forces and their play and results and phenomena, but the mental and psychical worlds and all they contain and the mental activities, vibrations, phenomena, forms, images of this world also and of establishing a direct communication between mind and mind without the aid of the physical organs and the limitations they impose on our consciousness. There are, however, two different kinds of action of these inner ranges of the consciousness. The first is a more outer and confused activity of the awakening subliminal mind and life which is clogged with and subject to the grosser desires and illusions of the mind and vital being and vitiated in spite of its wider range of experience and power and capacities by an enormous mass of error and deformations of the will and knowledge, full of false suggestions and images, false and distorted intuitions and inspirations and impulses, the latter often even depraved and perverse, and vitiated too by the interference of the physical mind and its obscurities. This is an inferior activity to which clairvoyants, psychists, spiritists, occultists, seekers of powers and Siddhis are very liable and to which all the warnings against the dangers and errors of this kind of seeking are more especially applicable. The seeker of spiritual perfection has to pass as quickly as possible, if he cannot altogether avoid, this zone of danger, and the safe rule here is to be attached to none of these things, but to make spiritual progress one's sole real objective and to put no sure confidence in other things until the mind and life soul are purified and the light of the spirit and supermind or at least of the spiritually illumined mind and soul are shed on these inner ranges of experience. For when the mind is tranquillised and purified and the pure psyche liberated from the insistence of the desire soul, these experiences are free from any serious danger, -- except indeed that of limitation and a certain element of error which cannot be entirely eliminated so long as the soul experiences and acts on the mental level. For there is then a pure action of the true psychical consciousness and its powers, a reception of psychical experience pure in itself of the worse deformations, although subject to the limitations of the representing mind, and capable of a high spiritualisation and light. The complete power and truth, however, can only come by the opening of the supermind and the supramentalising of the mental and psychical experience.
  Besides these transcriptions or impresses the psychical vision receives thought images and other forms created by constant activity of consciousness in ourselves or in other human beings, and these may be according to the character of the activity images of truth or falsehood or else mixed things, partly true, partly false, and may be too either mere shells and representations or images inspired with a temporary life and consciousness and, it may be, carrying in them in one way or another some kind of beneficent or maleficent action or some willed or unwilled effectiveness on our minds or vital being or through them even on the body. These transcriptions, impresses, thought images, life images, projections of the consciousness may also be representations or creations not of the physical world, but of vital, psychic or mental worlds beyond us, seen in our own minds or projected from other than human beings. And as there is this psychical vision of which some of the more external and ordinary manifestations are well enough known by the name of clairvoyance, so there is a psychical hearing and psychical touch, taste, smell, -- clairaudience, clairsentience are the more external manifestations, -- with precisely the same range each in its own kind, the same fields and manner and conditions and varieties of their phenomena.

4.25_-_Towards_the_supramental_Time_Vision, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The true and direct knowledge or vision of past, present and future begins with the opening of the psychical consciousness and the psychical faculties. The psychical consciousness is that of what is now often called the subliminal self, the subtle or dream self of Indian psychology, and its range of potential knowledge, almost infinite as has been pointed out in the last chapter, includes a very large power and many forms of insight into both the possibilities and the definite actualities of past, present and future. Its first faculty, that which most readily attracts attention, is its power of seeing by the psychical sense images of all things in time and space. As exercised by clairvoyants, mediums and others this is often, and indeed usually, a specialised faculty limited though often precise and accurate in action, and implies no development of the inner soul or the spiritual being or the higher intelligence. It is a door opened by chance or by an innate gift or by some kind of pressure between the waking and the subliminal mind and admitting only to the surface or the outskirts of the latter. All things in a certain power and action of the secret universal mind are represented by images, -- not only visual but, if one may use the phrase, auditory and other images, -- and a certain development of the subtle or psychical senses makes it possible, -- if there is no interference of the constructing mind and its imaginations, if, that is to say, artificial or falsifying mental images do not intervene, if the psychical sense is free, sincere and passive, --to receive these representations or transcriptions with a perfect accuracy and not so much predict as see in its correct images the present beyond the range of the physical sense, the past and the future. The accuracy of this kind of seeing depends on its being confined to a statement of the thing seen and the attempt to infer, interpret or otherwise go beyond the visual knowledge may lead to much error unless there is at the same time a strong psychical intuition fine, subtle and pure or a high development of the luminous intuitive intelligence.

4.2_-_Karma, #Essays Divine And Human, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  349. How shall I know God's will with me? I have to put egoism out of me, hunting it from every lair & burrow, and bathe my purified and naked soul in His infinite workings; then He himself will reveal it to me.

5.1.01_-_Ilion, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Hewing her stones as vast as his thoughts his high-seated fortress,
  Planned he a lair for a beast of prey, for a pantheress dire-souled
  Crouched in the hills for her bound or self-gathered against the avenger?
  Not in this mighty Ilion, not with this lioness fighting,
  Guarding the lair of her young and roaring back at her hunters.
  Scatters and chases the heavy mass of the clouds through the heavens,
  So would I hunt the Greeks through the plains to their lair by the Ocean,
  Straight at the throat of my foeman so would I leap in the battle.
  Flaming for justice and vengeance, nor had it, satisfied, rested,
  Sunk to its lair, till the insulter died torn or was kneeling for pardon.
  But in his lair alone the godlike doomed Pelides
  Turned to the door of his tent and was striding forth to the battle,

5.2.02_-_The_Meditations_of_Mandavya, #Collected Poems, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The striving. O thou joy that since this world
  Began, wast waiting for me in thy lair.

5.4.01_-_Occult_Knowledge, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  They [mediums and clairvoyants] are most of them in contact with the vital-physical or subtle physical worlds and do not receive anything higher at all.

5.4.02_-_Occult_Powers_or_Siddhis, #Letters On Yoga I, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The woman you speak of was evidently under a vital Influence. A vital Influence always acts by disorganising the system and by disturbing the mental, vital or physical balance. But such cases of phenomena in the vital mind due to a possession or influence have no relation to the true mastery of psychic or occult powers (clairvoyance, clair-audience etc.).

7.01_-_Self-Control, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  and serene, full of harmonious notes; but we can also make it
  into a dark and dreadful lair filled with mournful sounds and
  discordant cries.

Aeneid, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  Virgil (Oxford 1935); L.-A. Constans, L'Eneide de Virgile (Paris
  1938); Andre Cordier, Etudes sur le vocabulaire epique dans
  I'Eneide (Paris 1939); Ronald Syme, * The Roman Revolution

Agenda_Vol_10, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In some fifty years, your book will be very famous. But it's ahead of the times. But there may be some
  people with flair - it's a question of flair: they may not understand anything, but they feel.136
  (long silence)

Agenda_Vol_12, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  All those who want to collaborate for the progress of humanity and for Indias luminous
  destiny must unite in a clairvoyant aspiration and in an illumined work.
  (Mother gives up,

Agenda_Vol_2, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  educated, given everything, treated absolutely like one of the family; she remained there for twenty
  years. Moreover, she was gifted with clairvoyance and could tell fortunes by reading palms, which she
  did remarkably well. She even worked for a while in a caf, the Moulin-Rouge or a similar place, as a
  Now this kind of attack has stopped, it is no longer like that. But there are beings who send dreams.
  For example, some dreams were sent to Z (who, as you know, is quite clairvoyant), in which she was
  told I would be 'broken to pieces.' She was very upset and I had to intervene. Is your dream of this
  which don't appear as they are in ordinary life, but as they ARE when seen with a slightly more
  clairvoyant eye - it's rather amusing. But it amounts to nothing-a sort of distraction.
  And all the time the body says.... You know, it's marvelous-all the time, whenever I grumble or
  There is a boy here, V., who is especially interested in what happens at the moment of death (this
  seems to be one reason why he has reincarnated). He's a conscious boy, a remarkable clairvoyant, and
  he has a power. And we have had (how to put it?) some quite interesting correlations of experiences
  confirmation of what he had received directly. But didn't the Rishis themselves speak of 'Secret words,
  clairvoyant wisdoms, that reveal their inner meaning to the seer' (Rig-veda IV, 3.16)?
  It is not surprising, therefore, that exegetes have seen the Vedas primarily as a collection of
  'pilgrimage' of descent into the inconscient and the merciless fight against the dark forces, the 'thieves
  of the sun,' the panis and vritras, pythons and giants, hidden in the 'dark lair' with the whole cohort of
  usurpers: the dualizers, the confiners, the tearers, the COVERERS. But the 'divine worker,' Agni, is

Agenda_Vol_3, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But isn't what you're talking about here [Satprem points to the paperweight] what people call a
  "clairvoyant" vision?
  No, no!
  A clairvoyant wouldn't see it that way.
  No. It is the infiltration of the supramental consciousness.
  move - according to human laws, he is "dead." He is dead but he is conscious. He is conscious, so he
  sees the people around him: some of them are weeping, some of them are... if he's a bit clairvoyant, he
  also sees that some of them are rejoicing. And then he sees himself put into a box, sees the lid nailed

Agenda_Vol_4, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  (it was a mental formation - from whom, from where? I didn't bother about that), "could it be what
  showed itself to X and made him declare with the authority of a clairvoyant: 'Mother will come
  downstairs next year'?" I found it very amusing.

Agenda_Vol_5, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Yes, he said, "Afterwards, there was peace."
  V. is a very good clairvoyant.
  When you spoke to me, I saw the twisted face of a Chinese.

Agenda_Vol_6, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  - exerted very gently but very confidently and very persistently.
  51In the years 1972-73, an Ashram boy, V., an excellent clairvoyant whom Mother refers to several times in the Agenda,
  had the following vision, which may be related with Mother's: he saw the Ashram as if from above, and the whole Ashram
  Yes, I have.
  Well, that's very good. You are a good clairvoyant, so of course you have seen it. But I myself saw it,
  you know, as if it were someone else's light - it's my nature. I was using it even before meeting Thon:

Agenda_Vol_9, #The Mothers Agenda, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  which you have with open eyes. I'd like to know what it corresponds to: does it correspond to a
  supramental vision, or is it the vision a skilled clairvoyant, for instance, might have?
  I don't think so.
  So there, mon petit.
  79One night, a disciple, who usually was a very good clairvoyant, heard a voice, whose vibration was clearly hostile (a
  voice he felt coming from a vital world very near matter, almost a material world). That voice declared that Mother would

APPENDIX_I_-_Curriculum_of_A._A., #Liber ABA, #Aleister Crowley, #Philosophy
    Liber VIII. (8) [D] 8th Aether Liber CCCCXVIII. ::: And thus shall he do who will attain to the mystery of the knowledge and conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel. [note by shawn: This reference is a bit cryptic. Liber VIII is from the eighth Aethyr in Liber CCCCXVIII.]
    Liber IX. (9) [B] Liber E vel Exercitiorum. ::: Instructs the aspirant in the necessity of keeping a record. Suggests methods of testing physical clairvoyance. Gives instruction in Asana, Pranayama and Dharana, and advises the application of tests to the physical body, in order that the student may thoroughly understand his own limitations. Equinox I, p. 25 & Appendix VI of this Book.
    Liber X. (10) [A] Liber Porta Lucis ::: An account of the sending forth of the Master Therion by the A.'. A.'. and an explanation of His mission. Equinox VI, p. 3.

Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  clairaudience, seeing through solid objects, telekinesis, out-of-body experiences,
  precognition, and the like (Goleman 1988; Kapleau 1989; Chang 1959; Wolman and Ullman

BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  are far worse and inferior to the lowest savage. It is the latter classes that command the readiest
  communication with our earth, who perceive and sense us, as the clairvoyants perceive and sense
  them. The close proximity of our respective abodes and planes of perception are in favour of such intercommunication unfortunately, as they are ever ready to interfere with our affairs for weal or woe. If we

  in 1870, theories on the origin of the human Race have differed as much as the personalities of their
  inventors themselves. Buffon, Bory de St. Vincent, Lamarck, E. G. St. Hilaire, Gaudry, Naudin,
  Wallace, Darwin, Owen, Haeckel, Filippi, Vogt, Huxley, Agassiz, etc., etc., each evolved a more or
  with the habitual preconceived ideas of their professors. "The crown of the innovator is a crown of
  thorns": -- said G. St. Hilaire. It is only that which fits in with popular hobbies and accepted notions
  that as a general rule gains ground. Hence the triumph of the Haeckelian ideas, notwithstanding their

BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  The Many Meanings of the "War in Heaven" ... 492
  ------XIX. IS PLEROMA SATAN'S lair? ... 506
  ------XX. PROMETHEUS, THE TITAN ... 519
  preconceived ideas of our theologians, perhaps. These verses relate to the Past and belong more to the
  Knowledge acquired at the mysteries of Initiation than to retrospective clairvoyance! Says the voice,
  again: -"Thou hast been in Eden, the garden of God (in the Satya Yuga) every precious stone was thy covering
  THE subject is not yet exhausted, and has to be examined from still other aspects.

BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  The many meanings of the "War in Heaven" ... 492
  ------XIX. IS PLEROMA SATAN'S lair? ... 506
  Jehovah's Personating Spirit ... 509
  to that exhibited by man. The "Unconscious," according to von Hartmann, arrived at the vast creative,
  or rather Evolutionary Plan, "by a clairvoyant wisdom superior to all consciousness," which in the
  Vedantic language would mean absolute Wisdom. Only those who realise how far Intuition soars
  discern the light that shines in darkness depends upon our powers of vision. What is light to us is
  darkness to certain insects, and the eye of the clairvoyant sees illumination where the normal eye
  perceives only blackness. When the whole universe was plunged in sleep -- had returned to its one
  Mahatma so-called. His "opened eye" is the inner spiritual eye of the seer, and the faculty which
  manifests through it is not clairvoyance as ordinarily understood, i.e., the power of seeing at a
  distance, but rather the faculty of spiritual intuition, through which direct and certain knowledge is
  next characteristic -- let us call it for the moment PERMEABILITY -- this will correspond to the next
  sense of man -- let us call it "NORMAL ClairVOYANCE;" thus, when some bold thinkers have
  been thirsting for a fourth dimension to explain the passage of matter through matter, and the
  thus generating the notion of self or individuality; some of its manifestations when liberated from the
  bonds of matter are -- (a) Clairvoyance, (b) Psychometry.
  (3.) ITCHASAKTI -- the power of the Will. Its most ordinary manifesta[[Footnote(s) -------------------------------------------------]]

BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  grand homme, il ne reste plus debout que le mot 'attraction,' et nous verrons le jour ou ce dernier mot
  disparaitra du vocabulaire scientifique." ("Panorama des mondes," pp. 47 and 53.)
  physiologists now compelled to believe in them -- such as thought transference, clairvoyance,
  clairaudience, etc.; in short, all that which is called now "wonderful and abnormal" -- all that and
  much more belonged to the senses and faculties common to all humanity. We are, however, cycling
  go beyond MATERIAL matter, so to say, even in what is shown by the spectrum, that modern "eye of
  Siva" of physical experiments. It is of this matter only, that H. St. Claire Deville could say that "when
  bodies, deemed to be simple, combine with one another, they vanish, they are individually
  not concerned with their terrestrial metamorphoses and tribulations, but with their life and behaviour in
  Space, on planes wherein the eye of the most intuitional chemist and physicist cannot reach them -unless, indeed, he develops in himself highly clairvoyant faculties.
  It is well known that Leibnitz came several times very near the truth, but defined monadic evolution
  As described by Seers -- those who can see the motion of the interstellar shoals, and follow them in
  their evolution clairvoyantly -- they are dazzling, like specks of virgin snow in radiant sunlight. Their
  velocity is swifter than thought, quicker than any mortal physical eye could follow, and, as well as can
  powers will have no difficulty in crediting the general character, at least, of the information given,
  even if traditional, once the latter is checked and corrected by the corroboration of clairvoyance and
  esoteric knowledge. But in the present case no such metaphysical belief is claimed as our chief

  Ego in man, in fact. These potencies have their physiological, physical, mechanical, as well as their
  nervous, ecstatic, clairaudient, and clairvoyant phenomena, which are now regarded and recognised as
  perfectly natural, even by science. Why should man be the only exception in nature, and why cannot

Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text), #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  wizards, for this reason, cut the heads from sleeping
  dragons. Men bold enough to venture into dragon lairs
  scatter grain that has been doctored to make these beasts
  day, it waylaid one such Little Lamb and dragged her,
  mauled and bloody, to its lair in the riverbed. The victims
  sweetheart tracked the monster, and with a sword sliced
  over a treasure for some three hundred years. A runaway
  slave hides in its lair and steals a cup. On waking, the
  Dragon notices the theft and resolves to kill the thief, but

Evening_Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  10. A. B. Purani
  11. Pavitra P. B. St. Hilaire
  12. Champaklal
  Ectoplasme et Clairvoyance by Dr. Gustave Geley.
  Sri Aurobindo: It would only result in bringing those lower forces here. Europe at least is protected by a certain stolidity of mind. The Europeans can develop clairvoyance it is already there. One can develop such faculties without calling in the aid of these perverse spirits. What is needed is a change in the angle of vision towards spiritualism. Real spiritualism is not ideas about the Spirit or mentalised spiritual knowledge. Also men must lessen their curiosity in these subjects.
  There was a discussion about Osserwicekis book dealing with clairvoyance, telekinesis, seeing different colours, ectoplasmic substance etc.
  Disciple: But I know of cases where the man used to put somebody into a clairvoyant state by hypnotism and then know the number that was going to succeed in a speculation. But whenever he had a desire to gain for himself he always failed.
  Disciple: There are two ways of foretelling the future: the astrological calculations which are based upon the general lines of character and happenings indicated by the stars, another is that of clairvoyance in which the image of the future event, correct even to the minutest detail, is brought before the vision. How does this happen?
  Sri Aurobindo: These clairvoyants are awake on the physical plane and because they are passive these images which are already there in the subtle impose themselves upon their vision; of course, you must have this vision in order to know the future.
  There are three kinds of movements which one has to distinguish in seeing the future. First of all there is the result of the actualities: it is a very narrow field and things there are fixed and it is generally the very near future. Secondly, there is a play of potentialities in which certain forces are struggling and you can see the force which is most likely to succeed. But generally it is that force which represents the higher decision on that plane. But you cant be always sure that it will succeed unless you know definitely that it represents the highest decision the Truth. Thirdly there is a higher plane where important decisions are made. For that movement you have to go very high. It is difficult to distinguish between these three and most of the clairvoyants make a confusion.
  Disciple: There are cases where most minute details have been known by clairvoyance.

Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
     "Sacro-sainte" --- "Sacred and saintly."
     "Auriculaire" --- "Index."
   "Navez vous pas obtenu tout ce que vous demandiez, et plus que vous ne
   Now, as is always the case on the eve of great disasters,<    true clairvoyant Levi. The Levi who prophesied Universal Empire for
   Napoleon III was either the Magus trying to use him as a tool, or a

Liber, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  @Liber VIII. (8) [D] 8th Aether Liber CCCCXVIII. ::: And thus shall he do who will attain to the mystery of the knowledge and conversation of his Holy Guardian Angel. [note by shawn: This reference is a bit cryptic.
  Liber IX. (9) [B] Liber E vel Exercitiorum. ::: Instructs the aspirant in the necessity of keeping a record. Suggests methods of testing physical clairvoyance. Gives instruction in Asana, Pranayama and Dharana, and advises the application of tests to the physical body, in order that the student may thoroughly understand his own limitations. Equinox I, p. 25 & Appendix VI of this Book.
  @Liber X. (10) [A] Liber Porta Lucis ::: An account of the sending forth of the Master Therion by the A.'. A.'. and an explanation of His mission. Equinox VI, p. 3.

LUX.02_-_EVOCATION, #Liber Null, #Peter J Carroll, #Occultism
  Entities may be drawn from three sources - those which are discovered clairvoyantly, those whose characteristics are given in grimoires of spirits and demons, and those which the magician may wish to create himself.
  In all cases establishing a relationship with the spirit follows a similar process of evocation. Firstly the attributes of the entity, its type, scope, name, appearance and characteristics must be placed in the mind or made known to the mind. Automatic drawing or writing, where a stylus is allowed to move under inspiration across a surface, may help to uncover the nature of a clairvoyantly discovered being. In the case of a created being the following procedure is used: the magician assembles the ingredients of a composite sigil of the being's desired attributes. For example, to create an elemental to assist him with divination, the appropriate symbols might be chosen and made into a sigil such as the one shown in figure 4.

Maps_of_Meaning_text, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  cosmogonic act, for to secure the snakes head, to drive the peg into it, is to imitate the primordial
  gesture of Soma (Rig Veda II, 12, 1) or of Indra when the latter smote the Serpent in his lair (Rig Veda,
  VI, 17, 9), when his thunderbolt cut off his head (Rig Veda I, 52, 10).287
  appears, is also succour for the suffering, calm for the troubled, peace for the warrior, insight and discovery
  for the perplexed and curious is the redemptive jewel in the head of the toad or in the lair of the firebelching dragon. The unknown is the fire, that burns and protects the endlessly mysterious transcendent
  object, that simultaneously gives and takes away. The positive aspect of the unknown, incarnated as the
  The great androgynous dragon of chaos is also the mythic figure who guards a great treasure, hidden in the
  depths of a mountain, or who conceals a virgin princess in his lair. He is the fire-breathing winged serpent
  of transformation the undescribable union of everything now discriminated, who constantly schemes to
  community, represented by the walled city or castle; the winged dragon, who has emerged from the
  underworld (and whose lair is surrounded by the bones of the dead); the hero, armed with the sword, who
  cuts the leviathan into pieces, and makes the world; and the virgin, freed from the dragons clutches, who
  out (are utilized as descriptive tools for, more accurately) this eternal drama: the sun (god), born in the
  east, dies in the west, and passes into the underworld of night (into the lair of the dragon of chaos).
  Nightly, ths sun-hero battles the terrible forces of chaos, cuts himself out of the belly of the beast, and is

Talks_026-050, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
    Brahman - of the nature of perfect peace - that soul ceases to have relative, temporary pleasure and enjoys perfect peace - Bliss. Hence
    Self-Realisation is Bliss; it is realizing the Self as the limitless spiritual eye (jnana dristi) and not clairvoyance; it is the highest self-surrender. Samsara (the world-cycle) is sorrow.
    D.: Why then is samsara - creation and manifestation as finitised - so full of sorrow and evil?

Talks_500-550, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  D.: I have been interesting myself in metaphysics for over twenty years. But I have not gained any novel experience as so many others claim to do. I have no powers of clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc. I feel myself locked up in this body and nothing more.
  M.: It is right. Reality is only one and that is the self. All the rest are mere Phenomena in it, of it and by it. The seer, the objects and the sight, all are the self only. Can anyone see or hear, leaving the self aside? What difference does it make to see or hear anyone in close proximity or over enormous distance? The organs of sight and hearing are needed in both cases; so also the mind is required. None of them can be dispensed with in either case. There is dependence one way or another. Why then should there be a glamour about clairvoyance or clairaudience?
  Moreover, what is acquired will also be lost in due course. They can never be permanent.

Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  existence, not our day-to-day mundane affairs?
  SRI AUROBINDO: By clairvoyance also one can see things. But what is
  your idea about Sarvajna? Who, according to you, is Sarvajna?

The_Act_of_Creation_text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  similar views arise at about the same time, that Goethe in Germany,
  Dr. [Erasmus] Darwin in England and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire in France
  . . . came to the same conclusion on the origin of the species, in the
  Revolutionary Government. They were Lamarck, Cuvier, Geoffroy
  Saint-Hilaire. The climax came in 1830, when Geoffroy, the evolu-
  tionist, and Cuvier, who denied evolution, confronted each other in
  Seeing what von Buch (Humboldt), G. H. Hilaire [sic] and
  Lamarck have written I pretend to no originality of idea (though I
  celebrity of these two versifiers, Baudelaire and Verlaine. . . . How
  the French . . . could attribute such importance to these versifiers who
  ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see
  in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. A work of
  art must narrate something that does not appear within its outline/
  4, Pledge, H. T. (1939), p. 100. 5, Burnet, J. (1908), p. 29. 5a, Pope's Epitaph for
  Newton, and Hilairc Belloc's Answer to it. 6, Bartlett (1958), pp. 98, 122, 134,

The_Aleph, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  "You wait there. I'll be right over to see it."
  I hung before he could say no. The full knowledge of a fact sometimes enables you to see all at once many supporting but previously unsuspected things. It amazed me not to have suspected until that moment that Carlos Argentino was a madman. As were all the Viterbos, when you came down to it. Beatriz (I myself often say it) was a woman, a child, with almost uncanny powers of clairvoyance, but forgetfulness, distractions, contempt, and a streak of cruelty were also in her, and perhaps these called for a pathological explanation. Carlos Argentino's madness filled me with spiteful elation. Deep down, we had always detested each other.
  On Garay Street, the maid asked me kindly to wait. The master was, as usual, in the cellar developing pictures. On the unplayed piano, beside a large vase that held no flowers, smiled (more timeless than belonging to the past) the large photograph of Beatriz, in gaudy colours. Nobody could see us; in a seizure of tenderness, I drew close to the portrait and said to it, "Beatriz, Beatriz Elena, Beatriz Elena Viterbo, darling Beatriz, Beatriz now gone forever, it's me, it's Borges."

The_Coming_Race_Contents, #The Coming Race, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
  thing like, in the strong and puissant phrase;
  of Baudelaire La froide majeste des femmes
  steriles. And on the contrary, we have had.

the_Eternal_Wisdom, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  20) Thyself stimulate and direct thyself; thus self-protected and clairvoyant thou shalt live happy.- ~ Dhammapada

The_Golden_Bough, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  an image has been found stuck full of pins for the purpose of
  killing an obnoxious laird or minister, how a woman has been slowly
  roasted to death as a witch in Ireland, or how a girl has been
  huddling his greasy tatters about him, he would crawl into some
  miserable lair of leaves and refuse, where, dirty, cold, and hungry,
  he passed, in broken ghost-haunted slumbers, a wretched night as a
  another service to his countrymen. For the skulking Moabites from
  their lairs among the rocks saw the red sun of the desert reflected
  in the water, and taking it for the blood, or perhaps rather for an
  The fullest of the descriptions is the one bequeathed to us by John
  Ramsay, laird of Ochtertyre, near Crieff, the patron of Burns and
  the friend of Sir Walter Scott. He says: "But the most considerable
  from the tree on a quiet, still day in July 1874, an old forester
  exclaimed, "The laird's deid noo!" and soon after news came that Fox
  Maule, eleventh Earl of Dalhousie, was dead.

The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time, #unset, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  to guess it. Of course, it lay in that book within the metal case - the case which I pried out
  of its lair amidst the dust of a million centuries.
  No eye had seen, no hand had touched that book since the advent of man to this planet.

Thus_Spoke_Zarathustra_text, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  But the free spirit, the enemy of fetters, the nonadorer who dwells in the woods, is as hateful to the
  people as a wolf to dogs. To hound him out of his lair
  -that is what the people have ever called "a sense of

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