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Planw of all, the whole of the physical matter of the rock is seen, instead of a small part of it; secondly, the vibrations of its physical particles are perceptible; thirdly, it is seen to possess an astral counterpart composed of various grades of astral matter, whose particles are also in constant motion; fourthly, the Universal Divine Life is clearly to be seen working in it as it works in the whole creation, though naturally its manifestations differ greatly at successive stages of its descent into matter, and for the sake of convenience each stage has its own name.
The latter form a kind of system by themselves, freely interpenetrating all other physical matter; and the investigation of their vibrations and the manner in which various higher plne affect them would in itself constitute a vast field of deeply interesting study for any man of science who possessed the requisite sight for its examination. Share your thoughts with other customers. Share your thoughts with other customers.
In the latter case the hold of earthly desires upon the entity is sure to be more or less weakened, and probably the very grossest particles are already eliminated, so that the man is likely to find himself on the sixth or fifth subdivision of the astral world, or perhaps even  higher; the principles have been gradually prepared for separation, and the shock is therefore not so great.
They have the astral faculties, but they scarcely use them; they are certainly awake on the astral plane, and yet they are not in the least awake to the plane, and are consequently conscious of their surroundings only very vaguely, if at all. Sep 12, Little Miss Esoteric added it Shelves: This has already been described as anything but a pleasant abiding-place, yet it is by no means the same for all those who are compelled for a time to inhabit it.
You’ll encounter phenomena including churchyard ghosts, mysterious bell ringing, clairvoyance, second sight, spirit photographs, slate writing, and levitation.
In that heaven-world he would, in the ordinary course of events, receive the due result of the full working out of all the spiritual forces which his highest aspirations have set in motion while on earth. This is a book that I lost somewhere.
It has frequently been stated in Theosophical literature that when the pupil reaches a certain stage he is able with the assistance of his Master to escape from the action of what is in ordinary cases the law of Nature which carries a human being into the heaven-world at the end of his astral life.
Thus we see that the length of a man’s detention upon any level of the astral plane will be precisely in proportion to the amount of its matter which is found in his astral body, and that in turn depends upon the life he has lived, the desires he has indulged, and the class of matter which by so doing he has attracted towards him and built into himself.
There was an old cowhide trunk but its lock was broken. Some of these items ship sooner than the others. Actually, the idea of a sequential order of experiencing the present world and the afterworld seems to be a myth given that we travel every night into the afterworld or astral world, using the same astral energy body that we use when we pass over to this realm of existence.
But that question of physical-plane remembrance is an entirely different matter, and does not in any way affect our power to do excellent astral work. When we add to this that every particle in the interior of a solid body is as fully and clearly visible as those on the outside, it will be comprehended that under such conditions even the most familiar objects may at first be totally unrecognizable.
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. In addition to these possible sources of error, matters are further complicated by the fact that this higher sight cognizes forms of matter which, while still purely physical, are nevertheless invisible under ordinary conditions.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. He will be able to move about in it just as freely as he could during physical sleep, and he can therefore find and communicate with any person in the astral plane, no matter to what  subdivision that person may for the moment be confined. It is not conscious of any act of impersonation, for as far as its intellect goes it must necessarily suppose itself to be the individual, but one can imagine the horror and disgust of the friends of the departed, if they could only realize that they had been deceived into accepting as their comrade a mere soulless bundle of all his lowest qualities.
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Showing of 10 reviews. In this little book the author approaches the Invisible World from the modern standpoint of science. Unquestionably it is hard work, and the strain which it imposes is, I suppose, about as great as a human being can safely endure; but the result achieved is assuredly far more than worth while, for it leads directly up to the union of the lower and the higher self and produces an utter certainty of knowledge based upon experience which no future happenings can ever shake.
The Leadbater student, however, understands all this, and therefore he knows that the limitation is not necessary. The poetic idea of death as a universal leveller is a mere absurdity born of ignorance, for, as a matter of fact, in the vast majority of cases the loss of the physical body makes no difference whatever in the character or intellect of the person, and there are therefore as many different varieties of intelligence among those whom we usually call the dead as among the living.
Few words are needed in sending this little book out into the world. On the leadebater hand every precaution in our power has been taken to ensure accuracy, no fact, old or new, being admitted to this manual unless it has been confirmed by the testimony of at least two independent trained investigators among ourselves, and has also been passed as correct by older students whose knowledge on these points is necessarily much greater than ours.
Leadbeater, founder of the Theosophical society, in a wonderful insight into the unseen world and the dynamics of our universe. I have since arranged the books into a series here on goodreads so that others can read these in plahe. Jan 03, Josh rated it really liked it. Anyone who has tried this personally will attest to some strange goings on afterward. It was rather dull in some points.
With regard to Leadbeater this in-depth lectures reassured that he was not the high-strung and scandal-ridden Anglican bishop he was painted in the media, but a nobleman who made his life’s mission from his extraordinary gift of clairvoyance, by meticulously and systematically exploring its phenomena, building a scientific framework for explaining them in a verifiable manner.
The advantage of this vehicle is that it permits of instant passage from the mental plane to the astral and back, and allows of the use at all times of the greater power and keener sense of its own plane. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. In addition to all this an aura will be seen surrounding it, though this is much less extended and varied than in the case of the higher kingdoms;  and its appropriate elemental inhabitants may be seen — though these should more properly be described as gnomes, a variety of nature-spirit.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The book “the Astral Plane” by Leadbeater is so interesting and looks like a great read- but on Kindle I haven’t even gotten through the first chapter! Another important insight from astral knowledge is suicide. One of the ‘mandatory course books’ in the curriculum of metaphysics. Why cannot he write or speak without a medium?
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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. There remained nothing to be done except to put the manuscript inside this box and pile a heap of books on it faute de mieux. Originally a priest of the Church of England, his interest in spiritualism caused him to end his affiliation with Anglicanism in favour of the Theosophical Society, where he became an associate of Annie Besant.
Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I know only of two other books that explain the human aura with a similarly comprehensive language as the present book.