The subject that is presented here in this book would hardly appeal to themodern reader if I were to present in old-style, orthodox language. I havetherefore adopted a particular way of presenting my thoughts in a languagethat differs from the style and language of both the orthodox writers aswell as that of the modern writers, who use high-sounding words andphrases that, I am afraid, confuse more than enlighten the reader. So,between the gropings of the ancient, orthodox writers and those of themodern writers on this subject, I have tried to present my thoughts in myown language and style, which the reader may find not only simple but toosimple.(On this subject, till today, a lot of wisdom and understanding was, andis, communicated by `word of mouth' rather than the written word.)I have quoted both from many modern writers and from old and orthodoxwriters. Not that I agree with them, but in this particular exercise of presentation I feel the reader will be greatly benefited and the purposeof this book is to benefit the reader in more than one way. My sincereacknowledgments to the following writers and their books:1. William Arkle, The Geography of Consciousness.2. Sir Edwin Arnold, The Light of Asia.3. Alice A. Bailey, The Light of the Soul.4. ---, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire.5. ---, A Treatise on White Magic.6. J.G. Bennett, The Dramatic Universe, Vols. I-IV.8. ---, Enneagram Studies.9. ---, Spiritual Psychology.10. H.P. Blavatsky, Isis Unveiled.11. ---, The Secret Doctrine.12. J.B. Bronovsky, The Ascent of Man.13. Barbara Brown, Super Mind: The Ultimate Energy.14. Garma C.C. Chang, Teachings of Tibetan Yoga.15. Rodney Collin, Eternal Life.16. ---, The Theory of Celestial Influence.17. M.J. Eastcott, The Silent Path.18. W.Y. Evans-Wentz, The Tibetan Book of the Dead.19. Rene Guenon, The Multiple States of Being.20. G.I. Gurdjieff, Views from the Real World.21. Manly P. Hall, Man.22. R.E. Hume (transl.), The Thirteen Principal Upanishads.23. Arthur Janov, The Primal Scream.