COHERENT consciousness creates order in the world, and subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth.
According to H. P. Blavatsky, “the ‘separateness’ which we feel between ourselves and the world of living beings around us is an illusion, not a reality.”
“We intend to prove,” she wrote in her article Kosmic Mind, “that modern science … is itself on the eve of discovering that consciousness is universal.”
The Third Object of the Theosophical Movement as found in H. P. Blavatsky’s The Key to Theosophy, Section 3:
To investigate the hidden mysteries of Nature under every aspect possible, and the psychic and spiritual powers latent in man especially.
Intended, among other reasons, to establish, according to H. P. Blavatsky and her Adept Teachers, that “the ‘separateness’ which we feel between ourselves and the world of living beings around us is an illusion, not a reality.”
The mechanism of this underlying universal reality, W. Q. Judge wrote in The Ocean of Theosophy (Ch. 16), is the handiwork of a sensitive psychic matrix, called “the astral light,” which can transmit “pictures of events to come” — but only if the creations “are sufficiently well marked and made.”
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Events for several years to come, “the producing and efficient causes,” Judge wrote, “are always laid down with enough definiteness to permit the seer to see them in advance, as if they were present.” Clairvoyance, Judge wrote:
It is a faculty common to all men, though in the majority but slightly developed.
“Occultism asserts,” he continued, “that were it not for the germ of this power slightly active in every one, no man could convey to another any idea whatsoever.”
On the “astral” substance H. P. Blavatsky proclaimed in The Secret Doctrine (2:149): “The whole issue of the quarrel between the profane and the esoteric sciences, depends upon the belief in, and demonstration of, the existence of an astral body within the physical, the former independent of the latter.”
Using the psi power, often called ‘clairvoyance,’ “all images stored in the Astral Light,” Judge wrote in The Ocean of Theosophy:
pass before the inner vision and are reflected into the physical eye from within. They then appear objectively to the seer.
It was the “flashing gaze” of “countless generations” of initiated seers and prophets, H. P. Blavatsky explained in The Secret Doctrine (1:272), that penetrated “into the very kernel of matter, and recorded the soul of things there.” Those facts, established using the same method of modern science, were to become the perennial teachings furthered by modern Theosophy.
Those early wise men, she insisted, “had passed their lives in learning, not teaching. How did they do so? It is answered: by checking, testing, and verifying in every department of nature the traditions of old by the independent visions of great adepts; i.e., men who have developed and perfected their physical, mental, psychic, and spiritual organisations to the utmost possible degree.
“No vision of one adept was accepted till it was checked and confirmed by the visions — so obtained as to stand as independent evidence — of other adepts, and by centuries of experiences.” This checking, testing, verifying and confirming is the method supposed to be used by modern Science. Seeking the facts wherever they may be found. Continue reading