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Our first step, then, is to shake off this habit of thought, and learn to see that new and beautiful world, so that we may be able intelligently to work in it. I opted for this one because of the lower price, so either I got what I paid for, or the rest are like this as well. Ladbeater all customer images.
When the power of bringing over the consciousness is perfectly acquired the pupil will have the  advantage of the use of all the astral faculties, not only while out of his body during sleep or trance, but also while fully awake in ordinary physical life. At an earlier stage of his development the pupil may be found functioning in the astral body like any one else; but whichever vehicle he is employing, the man llane is introduced to the astral plane under the guidance of a competent teacher has always the fullest possible consciousness there, and is able to function perfectly easily upon all its subdivisions.
We must note first that lradbeater material object, every particle even, has its astral counterpart;  and this counterpart leadebater itself not a simple body, but is usually extremely complex, being composed of various kinds of astral matter.
The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants & Phenomena by Charles W. Leadbeater
Buy the selected items together This item: Read more Read less. An object is seen, as it were, from all sides at once, the inside of a solid being as plainly open to the view as the outside; it is therefore obvious that an inexperienced visitor to this new world may well find considerable difficulty in understanding what he really does see, and still more in translating his vision into the very inadequate language of ordinary speech.
Besant and Bishop Leadbeater were capable of, and the result is a very precious body of facts concerning the invisible world.
The peculiar danger of this will be seen when it is recollected that since the real man is all the while steadily withdrawing into himself, he is as time goes on less and less able to influence plsne guide this lower portion, which nevertheless, until the separation is complete, has the power to generate karma, and under the circumstances is evidently far more likely to add evil than good to its record.
It has a table of contents that is hyperlinked, and easy to use. It must be clearly understood, as before explained, that the idea of space is not in any way to be associated with these sub-planes. Into the composition of the etheric double must enter something of all the different grades of etheric matter; but the proportions may vary greatly, and are determined by several factors, such as the race, sub-race, and type of a man, as well as by his individual karma.
As I have a connection with this book, as the amanuensis who copied the manuscript for the printer, I can describe how the work came to be written. I think Leadbeater was the real cd. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Showing of 10 reviews. My first book on Theosophy, and found it a rather complex read. Leadbeater was quite the writer. All in all, I learned a lot, but it was a difficult read and I often became bored, tired, or literaly sick my bullshat detectors kept going off.
All cultured people, belonging to the higher races of the world, have at the present time their astral senses very fairly developed, so that, if they were sufficiently aroused to examine the realities which surround them during sleep, they would be able to observe them and learn much from them.
But I do mean that no man who lives an ordinarily pure and decent life need ever touch this eminently undesirable region, or even become conscious of its existence. No trivia or quizzes yet. Life on the sixth division is not unlike our ordinary life on this earth, minus the physical body and its necessities; while as it ascends through the fifth and fourth divisions it becomes less and less material, and is more and more withdrawn from our lower world and its interests.
If he does contact it, is entirely due to his own coarse and evil action, speech and thought. Learn more about Amazon Leadbeatr. By taking this course he olane doubt sacrifices centuries of intense bliss, but on the other hand he gains the enormous advantage of being able to continue his life of work and progress without a break.
But in each instance there was just one final link in the chain missing. I have read some Theosophical literature, but was still not acqainted with all the terminology, which is, as in most Theosophical writings, diverse and oft obscure.
Find out about the life after this life that has been kept secret by the religions of the western world. I remember that I had a conviction that asttal man must be born with some psychic powers and with a sensitive body before he could do anything in the way of that kind of development, so that I [viii] had never thought of progress of that sort as possible for me in this incarnation, but had some hope that if I worked as well as I knew how in this life I might be born next time with vehicles more suitable to leadbeateg particular line of advancement.
He is also the author of The Aura: Whenever we might have given an instance of proof, with regard to occult facts, without any possible challenge, always something happened to prevent the finality in the proof.
It was thus described four thousand years ago in the Egyptian papyrus of the Scribe Ani: The  proportion of the matter of lexdbeater level present in the decaying astral vehicle will therefore depend on the extent to which the mind has become inextricably entangled with the lower passions.
Nathaniel Williams rated it liked it Jan 03, Clairvoyance by Charles W. Others find themselves with increasing frequency seeing and hearing something to which those around them are blind and deaf; others again — and perhaps this is the commonest experience of all — begin to recollect with greater and greater clearness that which they have seen or heard on cs other plane during sleep. When, at the change which men call death, he lays aside his physical body altogether, it is into this unseen world that he passes, and in it he lives through the long centuries that intervene between his incarnations into this existence that we know.
The astral plane : its scenery, inhabitants, and phenomena
The Theosophical student, however, understands all this, and therefore he knows that the limitation is not necessary. The hyperlinked table of contents include: It is on these planes that “spirits” call into temporary existence their houses, schools, and cities, for these object are often real enough for the time, though to a clearer sight they may sometimes be pitiably unlike what their delighted creators suppose them to be.
One other point deserves mention in connection with the appearance of physical matter when looked at from the astral plane, and that is that the higher vision, when fully developed, possesses the power of magnifying at will the minutest physical particle to any desired size, as though by a microscope, though its magnifying power is enormously greater than that of any microscope ever made or ever likely to be made.
Since the psychical faculties of mankind are in course of evolution, and individuals are at all stages of their development, this class naturally melts by imperceptible gradations into the former.
It will therefore perhaps be better to deal with it more fully under its appropriate class among the artificial entities, as its nature and  genesis will be more readily comprehensible by the time that part of our subject is reached. Return to Book Page. Another important insight from astral knowledge is suicide. The ordinarily decent man has little to detain him on that seventh asfral but if his chief desires and thoughts had centred in more worldly affairs, he is likely to find himself in the sixth subdivision, still hovering about the places plnae persons with which he was most closely connected while on earth.
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Reading this book is like going through an imaginary voyage to a leabeater you’re not sure you believe exists. There are in the West many people who suicide themselves for the mere reason of ongoing depression, and most of them have not the faintest idea what they are doing to their astral vehicle.
Precisely as it is necessary that the physical body should contain within its constitution physical matter in all its conditions, solid, liquid, gaseous, and etheric,  so it is indispensable that the astral vehicle should contain particles belonging to all the corresponding subdivisions of astral matter, though the proportions may vary greatly in different cases.
The Astral Plane by C. W. Leadbeater
It should be understood that in those days I possessed no clairvoyant faculty, nor had I ever regarded myself as at all sensitive. In his book How Theosophy Came to Me he describes his training as follows:. The Astral Plane is an interesting place.