VOLUME I OF THE OCCULT MANIJA
TRUE OCCULT KNOWLEDGE GIVES YOU .PRACTICAL POWER AND STRENGTH
ASTRAL COLORS A N D THOUGHT FORMS
3,PERIAL AL ARCADE,
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LUDOATE CXXCUI, LONDON, ENOLAND
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Chapter I W'hat I s the Human Aura.. .
!l3le subtle, ind~lbleemanntion rndlating from even individual. An ethereal radiation. The egg-shapcd human nebula. Psychic atmosphere eaiscd by everyone but sceu by but few The clalrTOWIlt vidon T I I ~ p~~o~pllor¢ flnlna and ~ u k ~ n o ucloud. s The colam in' tho nura nnd what they mean. Kffect of mental states emotion and pastiion u ~ o nits nura. The humau aura le n 'very important and irherestin phme of every personality. Tho flnor forces, the most powerfuf
Chapter II. The Prana Aura..
Prana, tho Vital Force. Life Esence. Haw it affecta the hnmnn aura. Benlth Burn. Physical Aura. Health Mnmletlsm. Peculiar I I I P B R ~ R I I C ~OC Pkana Aura. How animals follow trails of Rane Aura partfclffl. T h e tiny clactrlc sw.rlrs, and vlbrntory movemente. EOIOW niay percelvo the vibrations ol Rana Aura. DIIO Intereating axporiments. Swing Pruna Aura by ordinary vieion. Prnna Aura and hlagnotic Uealing.
Chapter III. The Astral Colors..
Each mental or emotionnl statß llas ita own Utra1 h W , tint, shado or color The Primary Colore Red ßlue and Yellow. Tile Secondnry Co<ors Grecn Orange aicl Pl;mle The combinations of Olivo, ltuaset bnd Cithne. Black and White, nnd how formed. Key to tho Astral Colors. Bed the R~gsicnl Color: Bluß, tho Splrltilnl. Yellow, t l m alontal. White and Black tho two polas of Spirltballty. Rninbow astrnl colors. ~ r h l d ~ o o lof flame. s plnsllcs or ostra1 Ilght. A wo11ctnrPu1 phonomena. Rnctice will eunblo almost everyone t o perceiso plainly the outlines of tho Prnna Aura.
The Astral Colors(Continuod)
Interprotations o the Astral Color ,Qroup. Tho Red QrouP. f The varying reds of vitality arld henltll tho ahados of love; hiRh rnd lolv; the rlqlnson of scnwnllty. the scarlet glnne H anger and passion T Í I ~Yollow Group of drnnge nrld tho Pride Of Intellect. TI& Golden Yellow d Intcllcc¿unl Attninmont. Tho haloes of tlm great tonchcrs. Th0 lemon huc of illferior intellect. IYIO arcqn croup. I h 0 high and 10,y grcons. Tl10 green of levß or nature. Tho p e e n d Altruism. lllc ween OP sYmDnthY. The dull grec11 d lnslncerfty luld deceit. Tho ruddy green of JenlOuSY erld maIlim. The 131110 Group Tho rout souls nt thesplritunladd Gray QrOup. Black rcllglous emotions. Tho Broivn G r o b . Tho Group. White Qroup. Tho Great White light.
Chapter V. The hnrs Kaleidoscope.,
What tho nstral boclv i s comwtred
o. Also tho f
............ otileric double.
What a Thought Form is and what it is made of. How Thought Forma are created. How TLought Farma trayel. How Thought
F o m affect ~msons. Why some Thought Foms are semi-living. Various forms and classes o Thought Form. demental for-s. f Full deacriptlon of their character, appearance and effect. Thought Form whirls and swirls. IlotDtlon Thought Form. Thought Form whirlpools. Explosive Thought Forms. Thought Porn b o m b Octapus Thought Form How Thought Forma I v e jecled-and why they travel. L’wonderlulstudy of e faacinaTgi
Chapter VIL Psychic Infiuence of Color.
Action and Ra-action. Effect of Color on Mental States and Emotions. How certain tints dKect parsons fmorably and unfayy, *bly. T h e calming effect OC restful mcens. “Seelng Red. Gloomy BI&. DopreBstng Qrws. Angry Ilade. Soothing Blum. Illuminating Yellom. The PB chology OC Color. EeaUng Effect d Wore. Tha prlncizilea oi &‘edin&! by Colors. Effect OC Color w o n character and mrxnls. Color h ClliId We. Intermtinp &Pd lnatructive information and t&ing.
Chapter VIII. Auric Magnetism..
Eumrn Mametiem. !Ble Auric Reservoir of Mametism. M W netic Healing, how caused and why it w o w s . Use of ita hands. Flow of etheric force. New Methods d hragnetic Healing, Une d Auria C d m . Analysis and Full Ex:xplltnation. Absent trertment by Aurlc Color Vibration. Tables OC Auric Heumg C O h S ahowing dfwt on N H V O U ~ system U I O ~ ~ organs. H ~ D C U and suaestion In Auric Color Healin< n o w to Treat yOUXWlf and othm by this method. Healing by the Great White Usfit.
E w tn Zluild IID a strana. wsitlre Aura. How to flood the o Auiäwit& the-fighf vibration;. Bow to influence the color ín tils Aura. “Holding the Thought.” Reflecting Color Statee. PrboID1es or Occult Color Re-action. Self-%ndysis. Self-’keatment f Character and Qurlitiee. EXiect of rlsualising colora. a How t o get the keynote d C l r vibrations. The Key of Success. oo
Chapter IX. Developing the Aura.
Chapter X. The Protective Aura..
A forbidden subject plainly dfscusnecl. Need OC Occult proteathn. How to dlLng6 the Aura so that it will repol physicsl contaalon and Dsychic attsiclrs H o a to Guard the body by AudO Calm. How ‘ a energize n i d illumine themind, so M to Pr&& t ngslnst mental influeuced The protoctivo Gdden Aura HOW to motact your emotional Gature from undesimble vibrotionb. Thd G r a t ALUriC CLrcle d Protection. The oldest WCUltlEt’s i U Z t r U t 7 tiona regardfng buiIdlng up d tho protective Aura How to iw the aura wIth vibrations of honlth and pllystcal h m 7 t l l . How ta protect yourself from the l w passions a d feeliuga of &hem. o The Aura of great moral teachers How thwe in Ignorance d exult l a m ham been led from the’moral path. The Auric ClrClO d Protection. The crumbs of teaching scattered through this b w k other than those concerning the Aura. Thosa for whom thma tcrchings are intended wH1 rccomize und wreciat4 them. ahsltor for soul mind and body rednst psychic influonce. An lnfrlliblr Armo; agdnst all force d ettack “he Qrebt L n t Wordr trom the Mantar. lh.
” but the Hindu authorities insist that it had its origin in the: Sanscrit root Ar. The Sanscrit origin of the
. meaning the spoke of a wheel. plainly and clearly in a few words. attribute the origin of the word to a Latin term meaning “air. and consider the questionfrom the paint of view of the person who has just heard the term for the first time. as a rule. it is by no means easy to answer it. The dictionaries define the word aura as: “Any subtle. Simple as the question m a y seem. invisible emanation or exhalation.
WHAT IS THE HUMAN AURA?
NE above question is frequently asked the student of occultism by some one who has heard theterm but who is
unfamiliar withits meaning. Let us commence at the beginning. unless theheareralready has a general acquaintance withthesubject of occult science.WHAT IS TZE HUMAN AURA?
CHAPTER I. the significante being perceived when we remember the fact that the humanauraradiates from the body of the individual in a manner similar to the radiation of the spokes of a wheel from the hub thereof.” The English authorities.
the idea of the human aura i one upon which s alloccultists are infullagreement and harmony. then. the human aura may be described as a fine. in all directions. I t assumes an oval shape-a great egg-shaped nebula surrounding the body on all sides for a distance of two or three feet.” . althoughit will be seen thatthe idea of an aerial emanation. ethereal radiation or emanation surrounding each and every living human being. Be the real origin of the term what it may.if
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termisthe one preferred by occultists. s large percentage of persons in the sense of
. So we shall begin by a consideration of the main conception thereof.to a ’. It extends from two to three feet. omittinglittle points bf theoretical variance between the different schools. indicated by the Latin root. This aura is sometimes referred to. or as his “magnetic atmosphere. ancient and modern. fromthe body. in ordinary terms.~ This atmosphere or aura i apparent . and the mention of which is found in all works upon the general subject of occultism. as the “psychic atmosphere” of a person. Briefly. is not foreign to the real significance! of the term. as held by all advanced occultists.
f we arc aptto feel thatthere is something queer or uncanny about these feelings of projected personality. But every person. The majority of personsare more or less aware of that subtle something about the personality of others. and resp. deep in his heart. Being outside of the ordinary range o the five senses.which can be sensed or feltina clear though unusual way when theother persons arenear by. even though they may be out of the range of the vision. human testimony regarding the existence and character of the human aura does not stop with the reports of the psychic senses t o which we have just referred. There are manyindividuals of the race-a far greater percentage than isgenerally imagined-who have the gift of psychic sight more or less developed.ond to it in the matter of likes and dislikes.WHAT IS THE EUMAN AURA?
7.’’ though the term is not a clear one.
the psychicawarenessgenerally called “feeling. But. who do not mention it to their acquaintances for fear of
. perceive this influence. knows them to be realities and admits their effect upon his impressions regardingthe persons from whom they emanate. Even small children. Many persons have quite a welldeveloped power of this kind. infants even.
By psychic perception. A s a matter o fact. and its psyc influence is perceptible at quite a distance many cases. particularly in regards the human aura. and then gradually beco ing more tenuous. clear-sigh or truly clairvoyant persons. there are here there ta be found weII-developed. And. the reports of these persons. or of being thought “queer.8
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ridicule. In this respect it is like &
. the aura really exten very much further than even the best cla voyant vision can perceive it. whose power psychic perception are as highly developed are the ordinary senses of the average indi ual. as all dev f oped occultists knów. thin and indistinct as distance from the body is increased. apart in time and space though they m a y have always agreed on the main points psychic phenomena. T o the highly developed elairvoyant vis every human being is seen as surrounded the egg-shaped aura of two or three feet depth. more dense and thick in the port nearest the body. thc aura is seen as luminous cloud-a phosphorescent flam deep and dense around the centre and th graduallyshadingintoindistinctness tow the: edges.” In dition to these persons.
etc. T a the highly developed clairvoyant vision. The trained occultist is able ta read the character of any person. as well as the naturc of his passing thoughts and feelings. As the m n is ever shifting and changing its id states. as may be proved f by means of chemical apparatus. the: combinations o colors differing in various persons.WHAT JS THE HUMAN AURA?
flame on the physical plane-it gradually fade8 into indistinctness. Each mental state has its own particular combination farmed from the few elementary colors which representtheelementarymental conditions. T o the developed occultist the mind and char-
. These colors reflect the mental (particularlythe emotional) states of the person in whose aura they are manifested.it follows thatthere will ever be a corresponding series of shifting changea in the colors of the human aura The shades and colors of the aura present an ever changing kaleidoscopic spectacle. of wonderful beauty and most interesting character. by simply studyingtheshifting colors of his aura. and f constantly shifting in the case of every pcrson. its rays persisting far beyond the reach o the vision. the human aura is seen to be composed of all the colors of the spectrum.
The principle is of course the same. to be studied carefully and intelligently. as the colors arebut the outward appearance of the vibrations themselves. and thus be able to interpret the mental states which have caused them. and threatening thetiny vessels of men withits power. white capped. Or again. though he may not see the colors. is seen as rising in great mountainous waves. deep body of greenish waters. we may define the word “flame” in the sense of a steadybrightstream o burnhg f
. however. who has not been able to develop the clairvoyant vision to such a high degree. When we say that such is its characteristic appearance. that at times the ocean presents no such appearance. but. instead. But it must not be supposed that the human aura is always perceived in the appearance of a luminous cloud of ever-changing color. we mean it in the same sense that we describe the ocean as a calm. We know. is mon able to develop the sense of psychic perception whereby he is able to at least “feel” the vibrations of the aura.10
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acter become as an open book. just as the ordinary colors on the physical plane are merely the outward manifestation of vibration of matter. Even the student of occultism.
Attimes it may be seen as a beautiful. whereas. the human aura is a very important and interesting phase of the personality of every individual. its centre. Again. f it blazes like the flames of a greatfurnace. we know only too well. Again it m a y be seen projecting as from its depths smaller bodies or centres o mental vibration. or perhaps whirling like a great fiery maelstrom toward its centre. or passion. calm. So it is with the humanaura. f which like sparks from a furnace detach themselvesfrom theparent flame. shootingforthgreattongues of fire in this direction and that. that the word also indicates the great hot tongues of fiery force that stream out from the windows of a burning building. or swirlingin an autward movement away from. it will be seen. rising and falling in great waves of emotional excitement. andtravelfar away inother directions-these arethe projectedthought-forms o which all occultists f are fond of speakingandwhich make plain many strange psychic occurrences. presenting the appearance of a great opal under the rays o the sun. luminous atmosphere.WHAT IS THE HUMAN AURA?
gas. The psychic phase of man is as much the mkn himself as is the
. So. and lick to destruction all with which it cornes in contact.
O€ the exis of the human aura. especia number of scientists have written on the ject o€ the aura. In Europe. and needs development to perfect it. and even photographed. for this is the way in w it i perceived andstudied by the occu s The occult teaching is that. In this book. and have described the r of the experiments in which the aura has. I speak o€ the human and its colors. Lea authorities in England. have reported the
. etc. Man invisible f much the real rntdn as is man visible As finer forms of nature are always the powerful. perceived. so is the psychic man more p than the physical man. as being perceived by astr clairvoyant vision. France. this astral vision will event become the common property of every hu being-it so exists even n w . and still m recently. by m of Auorescent screens. in Germany.l2
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physical phase-the complete man being up o thetwo phases. But modern physical science is today o ing corroborative proof (though the sam not needed by the occultist who has the a vision) tu the general public. in the evol of the race. such as are use taking X-Ray photographs.
which are so familiar to every advanced occultist. however. and the observed phenomena accompanying the same. they now claim that every human being is radio-active. They have failed to discover color in this atmosphere. and that the auric radiation may be registered and perceived by means o a screen composed of cerf tain fluorescent material. regarding the human aura. so discovered ( !) by the scien‘‘human atmostists. require any proof CM“ backing up on the part o material scienf tists. any idea on nnry part that the old occult teaching. interposed between the eye of the observer. On the contrary. around the body of human beings.WHAT IS THE HUMAN AURA?
covery ( I ) of a nebulous. I mention this fact merely as a matter of general interest and information the to student. for instance. and not as indicating. I feel that material science should feel flattered by the backing
. radioativc energy or substance. and know nothing.” and is classified by them as similar to the radiastions. o other radio-a.ctive subf stances. hazy. radium. is called bythemthe phere. This aura. and the person o b served. of the relation betmen auric colors and menta1 and emotional states. In short. apparently. even in the slightest degree.
.” A little later material science may also discover (!) auric colors. as a new truth.14
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up by occult science of the new discovery of the “human atmosphere. and announce the same to wondering world.
for. The fundamental substance o which the f human aura is composed is none other than that wonderful principle of nature of which one reads so much in all occult writings.
ANY writers on thesubject
. This is like the play of Hamlet.THE PRANA-AURA
CHAPTER If. which has been called by many names. W e might as well expect a student to understand the principles of color.
THE PRANA-AURA. w cannot expect to arrive at aclearunderstanding of the phenornena which arises from and by reason of the existence of thisfundamental substance.
of the human aura content themselves with a description o the colors of the menf tal or emotional aura. unless we understand something concerning the fundamentalsubstance of which e the aura i s composed. but which ta perhaps best known under the Sanscrit term. and omit almost any reference whatsoever to the basic substance or power of the aura. without having been made acquainted with the principles of light. with the character of Hamlet omitted.
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. It is the steam that run physical and mental machinery of life. just as the colora of che bodies are manifested in the substan water. tbc substance of the human aura. but its in relation to living forms
the Vital Forcc which lies
' . !
. and renders possib life activity and functioning. etc. '!
i . from the most minute m scopic form up to living creatures on h planes. but which may bc thought of as Essence. Life Power. being the u
. . Prana is not the mind or the soul.
Prona.. In its broadest s Prana really is the Principle of Energ Nature. But Prana is not material substan it is higher than mere matter. as much higher than man as m higher than the simple microscopic life-f It permeates them all. It is not necessary in this book to go the generalconsideration o thenature f character o Prana. b rather the force or energy through whic soul manifests activity. and the mind m fests thought. and colors of mental states are manifested in substance.
at the very of manifested Life. etc. It i sufficient for f s consider it in its manifestation of Vital F Life Essence. It exists in all form living things.
ncerned with tho mental aJtateR This fact has caused gome writere to speak of
. The simplicity of the character of the prana-aura causes it to be more readily sensed or perceived than is possible in the case of the more complex phases or forms of the aura. that all auras are composed of the substance o Prana. may become aware o the presence of the prana-aura. and only the clairvoyant sight which can discern. but in many cases o actually seeing it with the ordinary f
vision rightly directed. its presence by its colors. For whereas it is only the more sensitive organisms that can distinguish the finer vibrations of the mental and emotional aura.THE PRANA-AURA
lying substance o Energy or Force in Nature. as we have seen. That which is known as the prana-aura is af course the m s simple form or phase of the ot human aura. by a little careful experimenting. and i s lem co. f While it is true. f it is likewise true that there is a simple and elementary form o auric substance to which f occultistsgiven have the simple name of the prana-aura in order to distinguish it from the more complex forms and phases of the human aura. almost any person. It is the form or phase which io more closdy bound up with the physical body. not f onXy in the way of “feeling” it.
and in extreme cases presen appearance of soft.” as Shakespeare put In the case o excellent physical health. The basic prana-aura is practically colo that is t o say. the pranaFor the prana-aura does show the state o health of the individualradiatingit. and is imparte others.. in some cases present a droo appearance.18
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it as the “health aura. it is about the color of the c est water or a very clear diamond. although we prefer the sim term we have used here.e.” or “physical a both of which terms are fittingly applie we shall see. t f bristle-like streaks are stiff andbrittk-loo ing. By the c voyant vision it is seent o be streaked orma by very minute. if the general health of the son be deficient these bristle-like radia seem to be more or less tangled. radia outward from the physical body of the ind ud. whereas. twisted curly. and. in a manner very like “the quills upon fretful porcupine. i. i sloughed of€ the body in s
. bristle-like lines. limp fur. or f magnetism. an also really cantains physical power and netism which may be. It may interest the student to know minuteparticles o this prana-aura.
It is not alone the physical &or. which enables dogs and other animals to trace up the track of the person. fact. which must be very slight as you will see upon a moment’s consideration. impart er. It is really the presence of the particles of the prana-aura which enables the dog to distinguish the traces of one person among that of thousands of others. which axe visible to persons of only slightly developed psychic power.. etc. under certain conditions is plainly visible to the average person. and the feat is as much psychical as physical. Another peculiarity of the prana-aura is that it is filled with a multitude of extremely minute sparkling particles. These sparks. which are in constant motion. for a Iong time afterthe person has passed. and remain in existence for s o m time after the person has passed from the particular place at which they were cast o f I n f. vibratory motion to the prana-aura which. This vibratory movement ir akin to the mwornent of heated air arising
. resembling tiny electric sparks. it is these particles o the prana-aura which serve to give f vitality to the “scent” of living creatures. or animal.*
nection with physical exhalations auch as scent. as all occultists know.
in a dim light. particul when he is engaged in concentrated ac thought. of p yellowish light surrounding the hand. Again. untilhepeers then will closely observe s o m e very hea person sitting in a dim light. after a li practice. A littlepractice will enable alm any one to perceive faintly the dim outline the prana-aura around his own fingers hand. one will be apt to perceive a t outlined aura. he may perc this undulating. matter becomes easy.
. or halo. pulsing vibration extend an inch or two from the surface of the bo It requires some little knack to recognize th vibrations. and then gazing it with narrowed eyelids. by placing his hand against a bl background. and after the first recognition. in the case of persons of active bra one may perceive this pulsating prana-aura around the head of the person. fan Shape.
I the student will close his eyes partia f out from narrowed lids. Under these circumstances. but a little practice Uri11 often g one the key. o. By extending the fingers. or from the heated earth
a mid-summer day. squinting if nec SW.20
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from a hot stove.r radiation.
Under the best conditions. this is simply a matter of trainedordinary sight. which is employed in ordinary magnetic healing. human vampire like persons unconsciously.THE PRANA-AURA
21. or otherwise come in close physical contact with a strongly magnetic person. that the prana-aura is the aura or radiation o life force. It is felt when you shake hands. Who has not met persons of this kind. That is to sayit is the outer manifestation of the wonderful pranic force. will appear like the semi-luminous radiance surrounding a candle flame or gas light.not clairvoyant vision. Often the pranaaura. wIza seem to sap one’s very life force away fromhim? Remember. The stronger the vital force. in these experiments. try to draw off from strong persons. Remember. On the other hand it is what the weakly. if the latter allow them so t o do from want of knowledge of self protection.
will perceive that each finger is showing its own little outlined prana-aura. the plainer will be the perception of the phenamenon. or consciously. the radiation will assume an a l m s t phosphorescent appearance. m vital power. This prana-aura is identical with human magnetism. which ia the f
It is the pouring out of the v
“ s t e m ” which is running your vital machine
Its presence indicates Life-its absence L
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ateam of your living activity. physical
and only here and there do we find individuals who are able to sense on the astral plane. mentioned in the preceding two chapters. The colors of the human aura. But.
HE term‘4a~tral. Every human being possesses the innate and inherent faculty of sensing the things of this astral plane. belong to the phenomena of the islatral plane. although in the course of evolution the entire race will be able to do so. in the majority of persons in the present stage of development. For the purpose of the present consideration. it is enough to say that over and above the ordinaryphysical sense plane there is another more and subtle plane. of course. these astral senses are lying dormant. known as the Astral Plane. by means of an extension or enlargement of the f powers o the ordinarysenses. is difficult to
explain or define except to those who have pursued a regular course of study in occult science. and which arise from the various mental and emotional states.” so frequently employed by all occultists. so to speak.CHAPTER IIL THE ASTRAL COLORS. and hence bear the name of “the
astral colors. But. voyance. t who have developed the astral sight. and are invisible ordinary ‘physical plane sight.
THE HUMAN. in this connection. T that to the ordinary physical Senses t invisible. these colors are as real as ordinary colors to the average pers their phenbmena have beenas caref corded by occult science as have the p plane colors by physical science. Remember.” Belonging to the: a and not to the ordinary physical pla are perceived only by the senses fun on theastral plane. does not render them any real.
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of his vision, as easily as you are now reading the printed words o this book. f Before proceeding to a consideration of the list of astral colors in the human aura, I wish to call y w r attention t o a slight variation in the case o the prana-aura, of which I have f spoken in our last chapter. I have stated s therein that the prana-aura i colorless like a diamond or clear water. This is ‘true in the erage case, but in the case of a person o f very strong physicalvitality OT virility, the prana-auratakes on, a t times, a faint warm pink tinge, which is really a reflection from the red astral color, o the meaning o which f f color you shall now learn. Liketheir physical plane counterparts, all the astral colors are formed from three Primary Colors, namely (I) Red ; (S) Blue ; and (3) Y ellow. From these three primary colors, all other colors are formed. Following the Primary Colors, vvy: find what are known as the Secondary Cdcrs, namely : (I) Green, derived from a combination o Yellow and Blue ; f (a) Orange, formed from a combination o f Yellow and, Red ; and (3) Purple, formed from a combination of Red and Blue. Furthercombinations produce theother colors, as €or instance, Green and Purple form Olive;
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Orange and Purple form Russet; Green and Orange f orrn Citrine, Black is called an absence of color, while W h i t e is really a harmoniousblending of all colors, strange as this may appear t o one who has not studied the subject The blending of the Primary Colors in varied proportions produce what i known as the “hues” o€ s color. Adding white to the hues, we obtain “tints ;”while mixing Black produces “shades.” Strictly speaking Black and White are known as “neutral” colors. Now for the meaning o the astral colorsf that is, the explanation o the mental or emof tional state represented by each. I ask that the student familiarize himself with the meaning of the Primary Colors and their combinations. A dear understanding of the key o the astral colors is often an aid in t h e f development of astral sight.
KEY TO THE ASTRAL COLORS.
RED. Red represents the physical phase
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tints and shades, is manifested by passions, anger, physical cravings, etc. I shall describe the various forms o ,Red manifestation, a f little later on. BLUE. Blue represents the religious, or spiritual, phase of mentality. That 3s to say, it stands for that part of the mental activities which art concerned with high ideals, altru-. ism, devotion, reverence, veneration, etc. It is manifested, in its various hues, tints, and shades, by all forms of religious feeling and emotion, high and low, as we shall see as m proceed. YELLOW. Yellow represents the intellectual phase o mentality. That is to say, it f stands for that part of the mentalactivities which are concerned with reasoning, analysis, judgment, logical processes, induction, deduction, synthesis, etc. In its various hues, tints and shades, it i manifested by the various s forms of intellectual activity, high and low, as we shall see as W C proceed. WHITE. White stands for what occultists know as Pure Spirit, which is a very different thing from the religious emotion o “spiritualf ity,” and which really i the essence of the s ALL that really is. Pure Spirit i the posis tive pole of Being, We shall see the part
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played by it in the astral colors, as we ceed. BLACK, Black stands for the neg pole o€ Being-the very negation of, Spirit, and opposing it in every way. shall see the part played by it in the a colors as we proceed. The various combinations of three the
with Black and White as well as by the bl ing of the three themselves. These com tions, o course, result from the shade f mental and emotional activity manifeste the individuality, of which they are the re tion and the key. The combinations and blending of the a colors,however, are numberless, and pre an almost infinite variety. Not only is blending caused by the mixing of the co themselves, in connection with black white, but in many cases the body of color is found to be! streaked, striped, do or clouded by other colors. At times the perceived the mixture o two antagon f color streams fighting against each other fore blending. Again we sec the effect of cdor neutralizing another.
tra1 Primary Colors are formed in conne
so to speak. we find great flashes of bright yellow.constantlyshifting. and then darken the fierce glow o color. flaring acrws the field of theaura. shape and grouping-a great electrical display. for all mental and emotional activity i s the result o vibraf tion.THE ASTRAL COLORS
In s r n e cases great black clouds obscurs the bright colors beneath. change. or something of that sort. who has not developed the astral vision. or f spectrum. The average student. and rhythmic motion.showing f agitation or the conflict o intellect and passion. the colors of the aura present a kaleidoscopic appearance. although 80me-
. or red. the astral colors are seldom at rest. under strong feeling or excitement. The sight is m o a t fascinating. Great tongues o flamelike emanations prof ject themselves beyond the border of the aura. of constant change of color. changing. is inclined to imagine that the astral colorsin thehumanaura present the appearance o an egg-shaped rainbow. But this is a great mistake. and blending. just as is often witnessed f in the case of a physical conflagration. Consequently. In the first place. Again. and great vibratory whirls and swirls WS manifested.
Nature i wis s bestowing the gift of astral vision only g ually and by almost imperceptible stage advance. sights on the Astral Plane.
. as as pleasant. There are many unpleasant.30
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what terrifying at first.
are manifested by a clear clean shadc of red. pure arterial blood as it leaves the heart. THE RED GROUP. healthy clean sports.. THE ASTRAL COLORS (Continued). love of physical exercise.
. The aura of a healthy.THE ASTRAL COLORS-CONTINUED
CHAPTER IV. strong child sho!wsthis shade of color very plainly and strongly. filled with purematerial freshly oxygenated. indicates health. the shade growa darker and duller. low motives. virility. hues. Strong. vigor. the significance o the three primary colors on f the astral plane. life-force. and tints of these colors. the in aura. let us consider the meaning of the combinations.. When these feelings become tainted with selfishness. unclean sports. in pureanduntainted form. Love of low companionship.
EMEMBERXNG. or selfish games. love of companionship. such as friendship. WC find strongly in evidence the clear bright red shade. produce an unpleasant muddy red shade.. etc. pure natural emotions. etc. etc.. similar to that cd fresh. always. This shade. In this group of astral colors seen in the humanaura. etc. shades.
A very high of love.until descend to theplane of impure. m fests as a beautiful rose t i n t . d k w
. we find the crim shade becoming darker andduller. which is manifested by an ugly. A peculiar series of red shadesarethos manifesting angerin its various forms. betokening rage and un trolled passion. which seeks the good of the loved rather than the satisfaction of oneself.
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A shade of red. co passion. dull red. o by a d f r greenish background when the rage ar from jealousy. or great leaping fla often accompanied by a black background the case o malicious hate.a3
. scending in the scale. muddy crimson o€ a repulsive appearanc suggesting blood mixed withdirtyearth barnyard soil.” down the scale t o the ugly flashe deep.o n e of the m pleasing of the astral tints. very near to crimson. ari from what may be calfed “righteous indi tion. by the way. sensual. or envy. The red of anger gener shows itself in flashes. f the vivid scarlet flashes of anger color. but the tint and s varies greatly according to the nature of form of emotional feeling. The color 2 a v is a very ugly combination of dull. is astral color of Love.
etc. Pure intellectualattainment. denoting intellect. to tell the truth. At any rate. is manifested by a beautiful
. the gree of red greaterthe connection withthe physical o r animal nature. Pride and love o power over f others. has much red in its astral color. whichrepresents different forms f of “pride of intellect. A n interesting shade in this group is that o Orange. THE YELLOW GROUP. n Yellow. while love of intellectual mastery has much less red in its composition. has many degrees of shade and tint. they are most disgusting and repulsive to the occultist who beholds them in the human aura. In this group o astral colors seen in the human aura w e find f as many varieties as we do i the red group. If persons could sea their own astral colors accompanying these undesirable mental states. The greater dein theastralorange color. the sight would perhaps so disgust them with such states as to work a cure. and the love of the w n e . and many degrees o clearf ness. and he often wonderswhythey do not sicken the person manifesting them-they often do just this thing.THE ASTRAL COLORS-CONTINUED
and a dirty ugly green.” intellectual ambition. love of mastery by will.
with a border of bea blue tint. T ersof greatspirituality have this “ni of golden yellow. strongly in evidence. !
clear golden yellow. so true to theastral facts are its d The images o the Buddha also show f radiance.34
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.” showing a recognition o phenomenon on the part o the great ar f Hoffman’s celebrated painting of Chris the in the Garden of Gethsemane shows this
bus 80 accuratelydepicted that theocc is convinced that this artist must have ally witnessed asimilarsceneinthe light. a cro persons will manifest here and there. at w separated points. The rich golden shades of intellectua low are comparatively rare. The paintings of the great spiritual te of the race usually have this radiance pi as a “halo. Great teachera have this so strongly in evidence. appearing like sca
. that at their students have glimpses of a g “Xlalo” around the head of ‘the teacher. To the sight of the occultis playing MS power of a s t r d vision. the bright golden yell the true inteIlect. a sickly l color being the only indication of intell power and found in the aura of the grea of persons.
charw t3f ity? etc. emon A certain restful green denotes love of nacctud ture. another shade of green
. which may astral help them out in the matter. and is a balance between the two extremes. a clear beauœ wd o f tifu1 lighter tint of green indicates what may idely f3c called Sympathy. and also. and none Christ but the most advanced occultistsare able to s nimexplain the “why” in some instances.group. slightly differing in tint. whale subject of theastral colors. The key i s etails. actuI willdropthe following hint. the . consisting as of course it does of varimbusr” ous cumbinations of blues and yellows. tinted autiful and shaded by white or black. aut of door life. viz. Again. etc. To cultist those who are fond of analysis of this kind. altruistic emotion. golden THE GREEN GROUP. found in the fact that Green lies in the centre w this of the astral spectrum. and is also influenced ydby these two extremes in a startling manner. t run etc. ernlove of home scenes.#
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a often lighted candles among a multitude of faintly t timm burning matches. Even skilled occultists find it very difficult to account for achers the fact of certain green shades arising from ctured the spiritual blue and the intellectual yellow o the -this is one of the most obscure points in the f rtist8. Again. illustrating variety in this ered POUP of astral codors.. This is a peculiar Teach. travel in the country.
clear violet tint. this indicates diplomacy. Growing duller. tints. so dark th can scarcely be distinguished from a bl black. mu murky green indicates jealousy and kin feelings. as might be expe indicates a IOW superstitious form of relig scarcely worthy o the latter name.” etc. has its low places as 8s its heights-its garden grows the ra flowers. rich. This intere group of astral colors represents the var forms and degrees of religious emotion. The an ugly slate-colored green indicating tricky deceit-this is a very common shad the colors of the average aura. and at the same time the vilest we
. THE BLUE GROUP. Reli f we: must remember. envious malice. w the lower and more gross phases of relig emotion and thought are represented by darker and duller hues. This latter color. “ ituality. a particularly ugly. The highest form of spiri religious feeling and thought is represe by a beautiful.WS intcUeetual tolerance of the view others. and shades a deep.etc. untruth. Finally. shiftiness. ability t o handle human nature descending another degree or SO blends insincerity.8
~O. etc. I am sor say. dark indigo is reached.
e in y ta ddy. Purple denotes a love o f o e mand ceref mony.THE ASTRAL COLORLCONTINUED
s 01 tact. so true is the intuition regarding these things.
High spiritual feelings-true spiritual unand foldment-isindicated by a wonderfully c l e ~ n into light blue. greed and avarice.always of a clear inspiring tint. Morality. we are inspired by an uplifting feeling as if we were i thepresence of higher n things. THE GRAY GROUP.ranging from the clear brown of industrious accumulation. particularly those connected with r e ligious offices or regal grandeur of a solemn kind. is indicated by a shade of bluish gray. Even when WC witness an approach to this color in Nature. naturally. The group of grays represents a negative grqup o thought and f
low. something akin c Ìa to the clear light blue of the sky on a cool
autumn afternoon. was chosen as the royal color i the olden days. Religious feeling ruled by fear. The brown group of astral colors represents desire for gain and accumulation. of a high degree. There is a great range in this group of brown shades. t o the murky dull browns of miserliness. just before sunset. as may be imagined. dred
. is indicated by a aeries of beautiful shades of blue. of a unusual tint. n THE BROWN GROUP. Purple.
and “devili generally. white. etc. BLACK. White is the astral color o Spirit. Gray represents fear. etc. pessimism. WHITE. dep lack of courage. and its presenc the degree of the o. malice.u~. In fact. revenge. the perception hm highest degree of Being known tothe advanced occultist is manifested to the adepts and masters in the form of “Th White Light.38
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emaions.. and i ab s r a t h e r than a relative.Thi
=desirable and unpleasant gr0. Black. It shades the brighter colo ~ e i lower aspects. The pr of white among the astral calors o the f aura. as we have seen. for hatred. betokens a high degree of spiritudl ment and d d d m e n t . and t e clearer. and robs them o r beauty. and when seen pe h g the entire aura it is one of the si the Master-the token of: Adeptship
. in the astral colors. f t stands for haten‘so for depression.ther colors.” which transcends any ever witnessed by the sight of man on physical or astral plane-for it belong plane higher than either. negativity.
disturb its Comparative calm. wave-like motion apparent. It has its periods o comparative calm. dream-states. X n such a c a e there i8 a cloudy. illumined by the rays o the setting sun. f of course. The clouds of changing color Ay over its surface. fierce storms of mental activity.
S we have seen. f Again. presents an interesting auric kaleidoscopel which possesses great beauty if thc person be normal and of average morality.
THE AURIC KALEIDOSCOPE. and the wildest scenes are witnessed in the aura by the observer.THE AURIC KALEXDOSCOP
CHAPTER V. n r Motion and change is ever manifested by it. but even i this state there is a n pulsing. like the fast driven fleecy clouds over t h e summer sky. A person sunk i reverie.clcarnesa (if thc
. and in its depth. or n sleep. though he is not able to distinguish the colors or the great whirls and swirls of auric mbstancc accompanying them. the human aura is never i a state of absolute rest o quiet. OT emotional stress. So intense arc the vibrations of some of these mental storms that their effect: is plainly felt by the average perBon.
. as in the color scale of the spectrum o€ which the rainbow is the most familiar example. This appearance is manifested neither by any of the men. hue into hue. tint into tint. But the rainbow or spectrum lacks the peculiar semi-transparency of the auric colors. blending in strange and interesting combinations. I wish to call your attention to a phase o€ the aura which I purposely passed wer in the preceding chapters. and also the constantly changing and dissolving body of colors of the aura. nor is it the Pragaaura or vítal. which we have just noted. At this point.46
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term may be used) tinged with tints and ahades of varying colors. I allude to the phase of the aura which presenta the “pearly” appearance! o the opalescent f body. To the observer of the aura the term “opalescent” instinctly presents itself.force which I have described in a previous chapter. appearing gradually from previuus combinations. It is the manifestdtion of Wa is known to occultista as “etheric subœ ht
. for there is a striking resemblance to the opaline peculiar play o colors of delicate tints and f shades in a body o pearly or milky hue. f Color shades into color. tal or emotional states. and sinking gradually into new ones.
” Etheric substance is much finer form of substance than that which composes the physical body. only on the astral plane. ‘which manifests this peculiar radiance in the body o the aura.” but this latter term is . It may be sensed. which is the background o its opalce cetlce previously noted. also employed in another sense. It is really matter in a very high degree of vibration-much higher than even the ultra-gaseous matter o f physical substance. is the exact counterpart of its physical counterpart-the ordinaryphysical body of the individual-although it is capable of great expansion or shrinkingin space. which is its own particular plane o acf tivity. and I prefer to use the term “etheric double’’ t o indicate what some others know as “the astral body.THE AURIC KALEIDOSCOPE
stance. The etheric double. ordinarily. and thia combining with the other forms o the auric f body. This etheric substance. gives to it its peculiar pearly appearf ance. composed of this etheric substance.%*Y
.” and is a very interestingfeature of the auric phenomena. Like the physical body& radiates an aura. f composes that which is called by some occultists “the astral body. The etheric double explains the phenomenon
And. o which there are many Gases recorde iig f by the societies investigating psychical sub
jects. of the aura. is stil brighter and deeper than the ordinary perso performing his daily routine work. again the aura of th person manifesting a high degrec o menta f activity. for instanc
. and under some conditions become visible to the ordinary sight. or love-passion. for it per rists for a time after the death of the physic body.
. however. I n th rtate o€ anger. to know that this phase of aura i always presen s around and about a “ghost” or dematerialize disembodied soul. o f body.40
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of spectral appearances or ghosts. merely to explai the peculiar pearly tint o the background.
The etheric ‘double. or sleep. i and through which th n mental and emotional auric colorsplay an move. It sometimes projected from the physical body. and a such times appears as an apparition of th l v n . is re ferred to here. far more active and more deeply colœ ortd than is that o the person in reveri f dream. The aura of the wide-awake person is. however. or strong feeling or passion. or “spirit” as ccmmon usag terms it. or astral body. o course. It may interest you.
The astral plane. by reason of the mingling of auric violet-blue vibrations of those therein assembled. is also a beautiful place. and to behold the same is a pleasure fully appreciated by the occultist. A church filled with persors of a high devotional ideality. fills his aurawiththe most beautiful tints and shades of high rosy calor. Lightninglike flashes shoot forth and great bodies of lurid smoky clouds f y on the surface. Likewise the astral atmosphere of an abode of vice and passion.THE AURIC KALEIDOSCOPE
the aura is violently disturbed. is like peering into Inferno.
. becomes really physically nauseating to the occultist af high ideals and taste. f o other body of persons filled with ragc. f A person filled withthe emotion of pure love. deep shades o color whirling and swirling i the depths f n and surface of the auric body. in the region o a lynching mob. Lookl ing into the aura of a man wiId with rage and passim. except when the call of duty leads them to visit them to give aid and help. r becomes a frightful scene o auric radiation. The atmosphere of a prison is most depressing and presents a most unpleasant appearancc to one possessing the astral vision. Such scenes on the astral plane are avoided by all true accultists.
every place. able to ascertain k t only the passing thoughts and feelings of a person. The color o the feeling of the moment soon f disappears and fades away. f As all occultists wet1 know. i fact. The fist is the coloring resulting from the more habitual thoughts and ieelings of the personfrom his character. therefore. nation-has its own collective aura. manifested by him a t that particular moment or time. tendencies. while the second n is the coloring resulting from the particular feelings. country. and general nature. and thus to give a decided hue to his general auric color appearance. while the more habitual feeling.u
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There are two distinct features connected with the auric cobring of every person. courtroomevery village. business place.” which is simply but a combined reflection of the individual auras of the human units of which its body of inhabitants is mado
. causes its corresponding color to abide more permanently. past character and actions. church. known as “astral atmosphere. or thoughts. bound up w-ith his character. simply from a careful examination and study of the auric colors o the person in question. The trajned occultist is. but also to determine infallibly his general character. dwelling. city.
is marvellously beautiful. +*
:+-. in some cases. f It is easy to understand why some o the f ancients who stumbled into glimpses of the astral plane. n reported the vision of terrible hells af unquenchable fire..
$ . while the hora rible aspect of scenes resemble a nightmare vision o the worst kind. These atmospheric vibrations are plainly felt by many persons. the visions of heaven n reported by the saints. and we are instinctively attracted or repelled by reason thereof. But. these places manifest the auric colors.?..
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.. .?. for such ideas would naturally corne tothe mind o the uninformed person f who had peered into the astral plane i such n cases.
. The astralplanepresents a wonderful scene of color by reason of this and similar causes. arc explainable on th theory that these persons had aensed some of the beautiful
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':E *. The harmony "of tho colar scheme. i the same way.
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I. in the combinations arising from the nature of the mentalities of the persons dwelling in them Each place has its collective aura.. etc.. fiery lakes o smoking brimf stone. while i dream-state or trance.t. :
3.. and others of high spirituality. to the developed occultists. just as each person has his individual aura.
. filled with the combined auric tints and hues of souls of high development. The thoughtful will be able t o read between my lines. I merely hint at a great occult truth in making the above statdments.46
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scenes of the higher astral planes. The principle of auric colors holds good on all the many planes of being and existence-high as well as low. if you will but use it intelligently. I have given you a little key which will unlock the door of many mysteries.
” is SO closely related to the general sub ject of the human aura that a mention of one must naturallylead to the thought of the other.
THOUGHT FORMS. feeling or idea. known as “thought forms.resolve themselves into a strong whirling centre of thought-force in-
. I t is more than a powerful disturbancein the body of the human aura. although this is the place of its embodiment or birth in the objective world. A “thought form” is a peculiar manifestation of mental activity on the astral plane. This sets up a aeries of strong vibrations i the body of the n aura. An understanding of the facts of the human aura is necessary for a correct understanding o the nature of the thoughtf forms composed of the same substance. and manifest all of the general characteristics thereof. even to the auric colors.THOUGHT FORMS
VI. which is naturally filled with the dynamic force of his will.
HAT interesting phase of occult phenomena. It is formed in the following manner: A person manifests a strong desire. which gradually. Thought-forms are built up of the very material composing the aura.
In some cases these thought forms survive i the auric body for some little time. but surrounded by a body of ethereal substance. these thought forms may be so strongly charged with prana. and even carrying with it the vibration o the life energy of f its creator. and then n gradually fade away. that they will actually be thrown o f f and away from the aura itself. which abides with it for a longer o r shortertimeafter its birth. It is a child o the mind of its f creator. In extreme instances it becomes practically 8
. and travel in space until they exhaust their initial energyin the meantime exerting an influence upon the psychic aura of other persons. so ta speak. and so imbued with the mental force of the person. charged with prana. and acquires a portion of his lifeessence. and strongly charged with the power of the pram of the parson. Again. In other cases they survive and maintain an almost independen existence for some tine.48
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volved i a mass of strongly cohesive auri n substance. A thought-form is more than merely a strongly manifested thought-it really is such a thought. and exert a strong inAuence upon other persons coming in the presence of the person.
longafterthe star which originated it has been destroyed. Another form is akin the ring of srnoka projected from the coughing locomotive. To those who find ít difficult to understand how a thought-form can persist after separation from the presence of the thinker. The mmt common and simple form is that of an undulating wave. i t is like the vibrations o heat remainf ing in a room after the lamp or stove causing it has been removed. sometimes whirling towards a central point. or
. of necessarjIy comparatively short life. Or like the sound waves of the drumbeat persisting after the beat itself has ceased. Or. or the fire in the grate having died out. &er form is that of a tiny rotating bit of cloud-like substance. like a whidpoo5. Thought forms differ greatly one from the other in the matter of shape and general appearance. again. It i s all a matter of the persistence of vibrations.e
semi-living elemental force. An-. I would say that the phenomena is similar to that of light traveling in space. or series of tiny waves. and sometimes swirling away from the central paint: like thc familiar "pin-wheel" fireworks toy. resembling the circles caused by the dropping of a pebble into a still pond.
each following the jet preceding it. which literally explodes when it reaches the presence o the f person toward whom it is aimed. or auger. often glowing with a faint phos
phorescence. puffed-ou jets. almost resembling a beam of light flashed from a mirror. Sometimes the thought form shoots forth like a streak of dim light.
. which is sometimes broken up into a series of short. Every person has experienced this feeling o€ a thought bomb having been exploded in his near vicinity. In cases o thought-forms sent forth by exf plosive emotion. vigorous orator.60
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the rounded lips of the cigar smoker. having been directed by a vigorous personality This form is frequently found in the thought forms sent out by a strong? earnest. the thought form will actually take the form of a bomb. Other thought forms have the ape pearance of swiftly rotating balls of cloudy substance. and traveling in a straight line. it will t w i s t its way along like a long. Sometimes the thought form will appear as a great slender jet. slender corkscrew. t h e move ment in this kind being a form of spira rotation. boring into space. Occasionally. like steam ejected from the spout of a tea-kettle.
strong thought forms which seem
to strive to push back the other person. striving to wrap around the other person. The forms I have above described#ho.. The variety of shapes of thought forms is almost endless.n. dividual Seems t o have his own pcculiaritim in this respect. The force of the feeling behind the manifestation of the thought form will often travel a long distance from the sender-in fact. etc. and to try to literally drag himl toward the first person.. space seems to be no barrier to its passage. Each combination of thought and feeling creates its own form. in cases of great power of concentration.thought f o r m play an important part. will serve as typical cases b
. A particuIarIy vigorous form of this kind of thought form takes on the appearance of a nebulous octopus. etc. and to draw him toward the center. In striking instances of thought transference. it will bs found that. Others seem ta strive to wind around the other person. this form often accompanying strong appeal. i. so cor-
rectly do they represent the idea and feeling back of their manifestation. when accompanied by strong desire. coaxing. clinging tentacles.vvever. persuasion. and each . winding.
moreover. The list.52
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illustrate the more common classes of appearances. But. instead of being a body of
. it must be remembered that they partake! of. which in time expends all of its power and then is powerless. All varieties of geometrical forms are found among thethought forms. note this difference. Every thought form bears the same color that it would possess if it had been retained i n the body of the aura itself. OC group of same. as a rule. that whereas the aura is energized from the constant battery of the organism of the individual. as it were. the s r n e colors as does the aura itself?for they are composed of the sane material and art: charged with the same energy. the experience of any experienced occultist. the thought form. and manifest. and is not intended t o be full by any means. on the contrary. might be indefinitely expanded from. and less blended with others -this because each thought form is the representation of a single definite feeling or thought. some of them being of remarkable beauty. however. I n considering the subject of projected thought forms. has at its service only the energy with which it was charged when it was thrown off -being a storage battery. thc colors are plainer. But.
its appropriateauric cohrs and genera1 characteristics. as manifested in the auric body. Finally. Thus thc th<rught form of anger will show its black and red. rcmtmbq this. A careful study of whathas been said regarding the characteristics of the various feelings and emotions. with its characteristic flashes. while others are projected to great distances. like a wonderful celestial flower from the garden of some far off Paradise.me sputter out as they travel. A thought form is
. The thought form of passion will show forth . with a faint phosphorescent glow.THOUGHT FORMS
widely differing mental vibrations. for a general principle runs through the entireseries of auric phenomena. Otherspersist for a long time. So. while others continue t o glow like a piece o heated iron. The thought form of high ideal love will Show its beautiful form and harmonious tinting. Many thought forms never leave the outer limits of the aura. An understanding of the fundamental principles will lead to an understanding of any of the particular varieties of the manifestation thereof. will give thestudent a very fair general idea of what m a y be the appearance of any particular variety of thought form. for f many hours. and are!disintegrated.
it really is a projected portion of his personality. in a limited sense. and energized with a degree of his life energy.
. charged with a degree of his pram.54
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practically a bit of the detached aura of EL person. So.
changes cause into effect. as might be expected by tEze thoughtful stkknt.And. like the forward and backward swing of the pendulum. That is. PSYCHIC INFLUENCE OF COLORS. Illustrating the statements in the preceding pmgraph. We find this principle in effect in the psychic relation of mental states and colors. SO do we find that the presence of certain colors on the physical plane will have a decided psychic effect upon the mental and emotional states of individuals subject to their influence. t say. that just aswe find o that certain mental and emotional states manifest in vibrationscausing particular auric astral COXQ~S. will be apt ta set up emotional
. the particular astral colors manifested in the aura by the presence of some particular mental or emotional state exactly correspond with the particular physical color3 which influence that particular mental or motional state.
N all of Nature's wonderful processes
find many evidences of that great principle of Action and Reaction. and effect into cause. in a never ending series. I would say thatthe continued prccrencc of red. which.PSYCHIC INFLUENCE OF COLORS
quiet. While the explanation of these facts i s not known to the average person. physical ~ O V C . Nature. will tend t o f cause feelings of spirituality. religious emotion. Green i conducive t o feelings o relaxas f tion.Sf3
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vibrations o anger. nevertheless nearly everyone recognizes the subtle effect of color and avoids certain colors. and yit$ding to them.. The aura of a person experiencing these feerings. o the right tint. Blue. while seeking certain others. the higher physical cmow tiens. so that the soothing effect of the country scene is produced. etc. repose. Black produces the feeling of gloom and grief. passion. in a different tint. each color tends to produce emotional vibrations similar t o those which manifest that particular color i the astral aura of the person. has given this particular shade to the grass and leaves of trees and plants. etc. and calm inflow of strength. It is a n case of “give and take” along the entire scale of color and emotions. when in a room decorated in quiet shades of green. according to the great natural laws. will manifest precisely the tint or shade of green which ia. And SO on. There i s not a single living ! nn being but who has experienced the l l ua seme of rest. f or. herself. calm. etc. repose. s h o w n on the gras#
by reason of the same law. On the other hand. while the proper shades ob blue or green are favored. so true is this natural law of action and reaction. it causes one to “see red. It is a well known fact that in insane asylums. tends to cause a feeling of depression. will tend to -arouse vitality and physical strength i a n patient. is well known-to use the familiar term. or red arouse feelings of spirituality.” The sight of the color of blood is apt to arouse feelings of rage. in certain cases. or disgust. awe or spirituality. the use of red in decorations must be avoided. The sight of the beautiful clear blue sky tends to arouse feelings of reverence. rich red color when it leaves the heart.PSYCHIC INFLUENCE OF COLORS
and leaves around him.
. Everyone k n m the effect of a “gray day” in the Fdl or Spring. the bull for instance. And the presence o f such a color in one’s surroundings. When one “feels blue” he docs not have the impression of a bright or soft blue--. One &m never think o f this shade of blue arousing rage.but hc really is almost conscious of the presence of 2~ dull bluish gray. The effect of scarlet upon animals. It i s not by mere chance that the life giving blood is a bright. the use of a proper red.
Speaking of the general class characteristics of the three primary groups of colors. as well as many physiologists and psychologists. viz. when you consider the respective qualities of blue and yellow which cornpoaa this color. It is also universally conceded that t h e right shades of green (combining the qualities of blue and yellow in appropriate proportions) isthe ideal color of rest and recuperation. The reaaon for thirs may be seen. followed by a stirnulation and new’ ambition. who does not know the feeling of mental exaltation coming from the sight of a day filled with golden sunshine. or f o a rm golden sunset. and intellectually stimulating. and calming. and (3) Blue is cool. It is an interesting subject. (a) s Yellow is inspiring and elevating. and th4
. are agreed on the following fundamental propositions. all occultists. W e find proofs of this law of Nature on all sides. soothing. It is interesting to note that the acienee of medicine i a now seriously considering the of colors in the treatment of disease. every day of our lives.sa
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Again. : that (I) Red i exciting to the mind and emotions. which will repay the student fox the expenditure of a little time and thought upon it.
This i not an imaginary s division of qualities. the climax of electrical action. being in blue. gave the general principles in a nutshell. Edwin Babbitt. luminous powerr thermal power. the climax of luminosity being in yellow. the flamelike red color having a principle of warmth in itself. the center and climax of electrical action. including progressian of hues. regarding the influence o colors on f mental states and physical conditions.PSYCHIC INFLUENCE OF COLORS
best medical authorities investigating the subject arc verifying the teachings of the old occultists. and then compare it with the occult teaching regarding the astral colors. but a real one. a principle of cold and electricity. Babbitt. and in which
. o lights and shades. being in violet. and the climax o thermism f or heat being in red. which is soothing to the vascular system. the blue and violet. D . Thus WC have many styles of chromatic action. and you will perceive the real basis of the science which the good doctor sought to establish. etcl” Read the above statement of Dr. when he laid down the following rule : “There is a trianal series of graduations in the peculiar potencies of colors. a pioneer in this line in r the Western world. of electrical power. o fineness and f f coarseness. which cools the nerves.
. and darkness to crooked thinking. cheerful tints. in Europe-England and Americabeing somewhat behind the times in this work. dismal courtroom. and that it was enough to turn any man inta a criminal to be compelled to sit in a dark. must have walls t o correspond. is quoted as concluding as follows: “White. on the partphysicians of and jurists. in the matter of the influence of color upon the mental.80
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cause he did such excellent pioneer work. who must have had some acquaintance the with occult teachings. instead of in the old. This good judge.edicine. The advanced occultist also finds much satisfaction in the interest. atscr that his court. being an uplift court. This judge wisely remarked that brightness led to right thinking. depressingshades formerly employed. The effect o color upon f morality is being noticed workers for human by welfare. particularly on the Continent. occupying important offices. gloomy. day after day. The
result of his work is now being elaborated by modern physicians in the great schools of m. The American journals report the case of a judge in a large Western city in that country. who insisted upon his Courtroom being decorated in light. moral and physical welfare of the public.
black. I urge the study of the occult significance of color. as a sound basis for an intelligent. are in the main correct. brownand deep red are incentives to c r i m e i a man inangersees red.” Surely a remarkable utterance f o the bench! rm The effect of colar schemes upon the moral and mental welfare of persons is being recognized in the direction o providing brighter f color schemes in schools. But. light yellow.PSYCHIC INFLUENCE OF COLORS
cream. thorough understanding of the real Psychic principles underlying the physical application
. regarding the employment of color in therapeutics and human welfare wark. hospitals. while the minds of children in school are quickened by a touch of brightness here and there in the roomb It needs no argument to prove the beneficial effect of the right kind of colors in the sickroom. reformareports naturally tories. for that is the predominant color in Nature. and practice. The prevailing theories. or hospital ward. The color of a tiny flower has its effect upon even the most hardened prisoner. and orange are the colors which are the sanest. prisons. book in connection with the human aura and its astral colors. etc. The show the correctness of the underlying theory. as mentioned in this. I might add light green.
. which might f well be followed by the non-occult general public. GQ t o the center of the aubject.62
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of the methods referred to. and then work outward-that
is the true rule o the occultist.
CHAPTER VIIf. and with its effect upon the minds and badies of members of the race. But the average person is not familiar with the relation of this human magnetism to the human aura. of course.
HE phenomenon of human magnetism is too wellrecognized by the general public. Just how human mag-
. and is the source of all human magnetism that is projected by the individual toward other individuals. are quite familiar with the wondsrful manifestations of this great natural force. fact in a nutshell: The human aura is the great atorchouse. to require argument at this time. and can afford t o smile at the attempts of some of the narrow minds in the colleges to pooh-pooh the matter. or rcservbir.
5. I think that the student should familiarize himself with this fundamental relation. down in the heart of nearly all of the plain people o the race is the conviction f that there is such a thing. in order to reason correctly on the subject of human magnetism Here is the fundamental. of human magnetism. The occultists. Let the scientists dispute about it as much as they please.-g. AURIC MAGNETISM.
by reason of certain properties inherent in the nervous system o both healer and patient.64
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. a heightened effect is produced. is. a far deeper matter. By the use of the hands of the healer. Many a healer has actually. The mere presence of a person strongly charged with prana. In cases s magnetic healing. is often enough to cause an overflow into theaura of other persons. ~. pumped his life force and etheric substance into the body of his patient. the matter f is camparatively simple. In such instances the healer by an effort of the will (sometimes unconsciously applied) projects a supply of his pranic aura vibrationsinto the body of his patient. but ìt isenough for our purpose at this time to explain thefact of its storage and transmission.and also by means of what may be called the induction of the aura itself. by way of the nervous system of the patient. with a resulting feeling of new strength and energy. of course. i cases where the vitality of the latter n is very low. f There i even a flow of etheric substance s from the aura of the healer to that of the patient. and has by 80 doing been able
.. etc. when the latter was sinking intothe weakness which precedes death. and literally. -
netism is generated.
this. realizing the law of action and reaction in the matter of the auric colors. Butthe work of themagnetic healer dom not stop here. This is practically akin to the transfusion of blood -except that it on the psychic plane instead is of the physical. and thus arousing similar vibrations in the mind of the patient. as follows: WC not only holds in his mind the strong feeling and thought which he wishes to transmit to the patient. but (fix this in your mind) he also pictures in his irnagina. This of itself is a powerful weapon of healing. Ordinarily. turns the same to account in healing work.AURIC MAGNETISM
t o bring him back to life and strength. The educated healer realizing the potent effect of mental states upon physical conditions-of mental vibrations upon the physical nerve centers and organs of the body --endeavors t o arouse the proper mental vibrations in the mind of his patient. as W C shall see in a moment. if he be well informed regarding his science. d
. he does this merely by holding 'in his mind the corresponding desired mental state. and constitutes the essence of mental healing as usually practiced.
.. But there is a possible improvement even upon. The advanced occultist.
but (2) his thought of the certain colors will set up corresponding vibrations not only (a) in his own aura. and from aura to mind. Not only do his own thought vibrations (x) set up corresponding vibrations in the mind of the patient. r A moment’s thought will show you that by this course he practically multipIies the effect. or a tennis ball flying between the two racquets over the net. The above may sound a little complicated at first reading. in the patient. The principle herein mentioned may be employed as well in what is called “absent treat-
. by the laws of thought transference. which (4) in turn will arouse corresponding vibrations in the mind of the patient. but a little anaiysís will show you . which law has been explained to you in preceding chapters o this book. and thence (b) to that of the patient. acting strictly along the lines of Action and Reaction.68
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tion the particular kind of colw which corresponds with the feeling o thought in question.that it is really quite a simple process. The vibraf tions rebound from mind to aura. by the law of reaction. something a billiard like ball flying from one side of the table to anw other. but will also (3) act directly upon the aura of the patient and reproduce the colors there.
will be of help to h in tbc: m’atter of employing the mental ima of the auric colors in his healing w~rfS*
ment” as in treatments where the patient present. is transmitted into helpful an health-giving vibrations in his mind. By the laws of thought transferenc not Wly the thought but also the mental imag of the appropriate astral color. and then. But. The following tab committed to rncm~ry. by reason of his not having act ally perceived them manifested in the aur renders his employment of this method le efficacious than that of the developed and trained occultist. is transmitte over space. he w find that. he will n able t o obtain quite satisfactory ‘and mark rerpults in bis practice. impinging on the min of the patient.
O coucsc the fact that theordinary healer f
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not able t a distinguish the finer shades astral calor. from the knowledge of the auric astral colors given i this little book. nevertheless. Th healer ofany school of mental or spiritual hea ing will find this plan very helpful to him i giving absent as well as present treatments. recommend it from years of personal exper ence. as well as that of other advanc
Resting and invigorating effect : Grass greens. while violets and lavenders tend to slow down the too rapid beating of the heart. and orange. etc. bright. lack of bodily warmth. Inspiring and illuminating:Orange yelbWS. in a flood of violet or lavender
. may be treated by bathing her. In cases o feverishness. unstrung patient. also chilliness. inflammation. blue is indicated. Inspiring and illum.~
TABLE OF HEALING COLORS.inating: Medium yellows.
Stimulating and exciting : Bright reds. Stimulating and exciting : Reds (bright). lavender.k blues. mentally. warm reds are indicated. etc. The follow-ing additional suggestions will be found helpful to the healer: In cases of impaired physical vitality. Blood and OrgansCooling andsoothing: Clear da. excessive blood pressure. A nervaua. overheated f blood. Red has a tendency to produce renewed and more active heart action..68
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Nervous SystemCooling and soothing: Shades of violet. Resting and invigorating: Grass greens. etç..
TO those who are sufficiently advanced in occult .
. pure white color in the auramentally. This will leave the patient in an inspired. is equally applicable to cases of selfhealing. fatigued persan fnay be invigorated by flooding him with bright reds. followed by bright. or thought. of course. in which case let. and will also have the effect o reinf vigorating the healer by cosmic energy or para-prana.AURIC MAGNETISM
auric color. and accordingly conclude their treatment by an effort to indicate an approach to that clear. while a tired. used up. philosophy.. The individual will soon find that certain colors fit his requirements better than others. lows.him follow su& qxpegiepcg in preference t o general. inward-and the result will be the sarne as if hc were treating another. or self-treatment. I would saythat they should remember the significance of the Great White Light. finishing the treatment with a steady flow of warm orange color. Everything that has been said in this chapter regarding the use of color in magnetic treatments. illuminated state of mind and sod. which will be of great benefit to him. Let the patient follow the directions above given for the healer. rich yd. and then turn the healing current. exalted.
it will be foundn t a the individual experience will usually. for the intuition generally is the safest guide i such cases. However. with slight personal variations.
. h t agree with the tables given above.70
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namely: (x) the direct work of flooding the aura with the best vibrations. In this work of 'aura development. distinct and repeated mental pictures of desirable ideas and feelings. This becomes doubly true. when it is also remembered that. DEVELOPING THE AURA. From any point of view. according t o the law of action and reaction. f thus intensifying and adding fuel to the original mentalstates which called them forth. it is seen to be an important part of self development and character building. to develop the aura according t o scientific occult principles. in fact. and (2)
. the auric vibrations react upon the mind o the individual. and to neutralize and weed out undesirable ones.DEVELOPING THE AURA
CHAPTER IX. thcrc is found to be two correlated phases. a n important part of his personality-it will be seen that it is important that the individual take pains to develop his aura in the direction of desirable qualities. by means of holding in the mind clear.
HEN it is remembered that the aura
of the individual affects and infiuences other persons with whom he comes in contact-and is.
even when those practicing it do not fully understand the underlying facts. Another teaching of these s a c schools is that the character of the thoughts so “held” by the individual. effects other persons with whom he cornes in contact. in a way attracts to him objective things. for that matter. n This also is í accordance with the best Qccult n teaching-from which.ra
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the added effect of mental images of the colors corresponding to the ideas and feelings which are deemed desirable and worthy o developf
ment. tend to develop by exercise and use.
The first o the above mentioned phases is f probably far more familiar t o the average student. and any faculty may be developed and cultivated in this way. Mental faculties. persons.
. and circumstances i harmony with such thoughts. it was originally derived. and. than i the second. This from the fact s that the average student is apt t o be more or less familiar with the teachings of the numerous schools or cults which agree in the axiom that “holding the thought” tends to develop the mind o the individual along the particular f lines of such thought. of course. This is a correct psychological principle. like physical muscles.
as I have said. And. positive.DEVELOPING THE AURA
I heartily endorse the facts o these teachings. and thus obtain greatly increased results.
. 1 do not consider it necessary to go into d tails here regarding this phase of “holding th thought. persevering. attractive “personality’’ which affects others with whom hr comes in contact. and also secures the advantage of the effect thereof upon other persons with whom he comes in contact.” for. In this way he not only builds up his individual character along desirable lines. and the feelings which he has harbored. he gains the benefit of the reaction upon his own mind. the individual f may flood his aurawiththevibrations and colors of such ideas and feelings. By the faithful. By SO doing. I n a nutshell. I will aay that each individual is largely the result of the thoughts he has manifested.
. however.e. but at the same time develops a strong. f and pronounce them fundamentally correct. I may say that every healer may apply his own methods PLUS-this teaching regarding the aura. Therefore. and thus charge it with auric energy and power. the average student is already familiar with the rules regarding the sam. in this connection. holding in mind o certain ideas and feelings.
for it will use it to grind out more of the same kind and grow strong i so doing. is not likely to be familiar to the average student. however. finally. But. for the reason that it is not knum outside of advanced occult circles. develop and exercise its oppositekill out the negatives by developing the positives. The practice. the very reticence s regarding it i a proof of its importancc. it tends to grow from the particular portion of its OWXI product which you may choose to feed to it--for it not only creates thought. is ex-' tremely simple. and then throw f that back into the hopper. but also feeds upon it.7d
the rule i to manifest and exercise the faculs ties you would develop. moreover. to restrain an undesirable
faculty. however. Again. and yet. kt it produce the best kind o thought for you. and inhibit or refrain from manifesting thc onet3 you would restrain or control. So. thereof. is based solely upon the facts
. and very little has been allowed to be taught regarding'it. and I strongly advise my students to give to it the attention and practice that i t s importance merits. and the principle of the practice. n The second phase of aura development (as above-classified). The mind produces thought. That is the whole thing n i a nutshell.
test himself. the mob ment hc thinks o any particular mental state. and blue. H should be able to think e of the corresponding group of colors.DEVELOPING THE AURA
of the relation of color and mental atates. so thoroughly that the thought o one will bring the f idea of the other. yellow. f WC should be thoroughly familiar with the physical. The student should turn back the pages of. as shown in the astral auric colors. psychically. for the individual effects of certain colors upon himself. In order to intelligently practice the develop1 ment of the aura by means of flooding 0 : charging it with the vibrations o psychic f colors. and then carefully rc-read and restudy every word which has been said about the relation o mental states and auric colors. This scale and . and should moreover. it is first necessary that the student be thoroughly familiar with the scale o colors f states o r related to each set of mental emotional feelings. H should enter into this study with1 interest e
. mental. as fully CXplaincd in the preceding chapters of this book. thils book. and spiritual effect of any o f the colors.its key is found in a number of places i the preceding n chapters. f He should know the mental correspondence of the shades of red.
The last stage is quite simple. he. and spiritual lines. will perceive interesting facts concerning the subject on every side in his daily work and life. he needs development along physical. in fact. Having made this chart of himself. H e should determine whether . Having mastered this phase of the subject. he should then apply the principles of charging the aura with the color vibrations indicated by his self diagnosis and perscription. mental. He will perceive many proofs of the principle. and then by keeping his eyes and cars open.
and earnestness. honest. and those which should be restrained. self-examination and mental analysis.76
. He should write down a chart of his strong pointsand his weak ones. the student should give himself a thorough. H e will be richly repaid for the work of such study. will soon grow to be more like pleasure than like work. and will soon amass a stock of experiences illustrating each color and its corresponding mental state. which. He should check OR the traits which should be developed. I t consist3 simplyin forming as clear a mental image as possible of the color or colors desired. and then projecting the vibrations into the aura by
. and inwhat degree. once one has acquired the generalidea back of it.
in the occult sense. even though you may be thinking of.charge the aura. in willing. leaving the rest to the mechanism of the will and mind. and demand. one may be able to form a clear. f positive mental image o that particular color. for instance. The mental imaging of colors may be matcrially aided by concentration upon physical material of the right color. Willing. in another instance. or doing something else. Command performs the work of setting the will into uperation.DEVELOPING THE AURA
the simple effort of the will. or upon a bit of green leaf. Live as much as possible i the idea and presence o the desirn f able color. that the vibrations of this color shall. Have something around you showing the desirable colors. of wide application-try to master its all important significance. and you will get the habit of setting
. Take away the obstacle of Doubt and Pear-then the Royal.
. This does not mean that one needs to clinch the fist or frown the 'brow. This. By concentrating tbc attention and vision upon a red flower. by the way. This accompanied by the willing. is an important occult secret. may be said to consist of a COMMAND. will be found to accomplish the result. and your attention will almost instinctively take up the impression thereof.
and sustained earnest interest-that i the key of success. Patience.78
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. and enable you to get the best results. perseverance. *
up the mental image and vibration thereof. A little practice and experience will soon give you the idea. s
psychic or spiritual influences. and to gaze only upon the pleasant f ones. whereby he renders himself immune to undesirable physical.
THE PROTECTIVE AURA. which will tend to ward off not only the phpicax contagion of ill persons.to the unpleasant facts o life. mental. that it is to be regretted that there has not been more said on the subject by some of the writers of recent years. But this is a mistake. what is often
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CHAPTER X. Physical auric protection consists in charging the aura with vital magneti.find instructions regardingthe building up andmaintenance of the protective aura of the individual. but. The trouble with many of these recent writers is that they seem to wish to close their eyes .
MONG the very Oldest o the teachings f of occultism. I consider any teaching unfinished and inadequate whichdoes not include instruction along protective lines. and to shut one's eyes to unpleasant facts does not always result in dcstroying them. So important is this teaching.and color. for ignorance has never been a virtue. we .
The student who has really studied the prcceding chapters will at oncc realize that this protection is afforded by filling the aura with the vibrations of health and physical strength. yellour and similar colors. accompanied by the mental vibrations of strength. the vibrations of orange. physicians. Of practically the same degree o imporf tance.. the contagion o their f mind and feelings. by means of the mental imaging of the lifepreserving reds. in the presence of disease. and the absence o fear. viz.in connection f with the Auric Circle.80
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still more important. etc. is the charging of the aura with the vibrations of menta1 protection. will be of great value to healers. and enable him to throw off disease influences which affect others. nurses. positive red in the aura. will invariably show the presence of the bright. power and confidence. These two things will tend to greatly increase the resistive aura of anyone. The aura of the successful physician and healer. which shall be described presentIy. This .
. and the exercise of the mind in the direction o thought of strength and f power. as well as to those who are brought into intimate cantact with sick persons.
namely protection of one’s emotional nature-and this is highly important. It gives t o one a sort of mental illumination. the mental efforts o other persons will rebound f from youraura.rs of intellect. quickening the perceptive faculties. etc. And. giving a sharp edge to the powers o repartee and answer. when one remembers how frequently we are moved ta action by our emotians.and will flood your aura with the vibrations of the mental orange-yellow. and brightening up the reasoning and judging powers. fallacious illustrations.THE PROTECTIVE AURA
These arc the colo. to use another figure of speech. will slip from it like water from the back of the proverbial duck. there is a third form o protective f aura. and finally. or. plausible reasoning. and when the aura is charged and flooded with them it acts as a protection against the efforts o others to convince one f against his will. f If you will assume the right positive mental attítude. by sophistical arguments. It is well t o carry the mental image of your head being surrounded by a golden auraor halo. again. at such times-this will be found especially efficacious as a protective helmet when you are assaulted by the intellect or arguments of others. you will somember. rather than by our ín-
protect us from the contagion of the low passions and feeling8 of others. you will do well to acquire the art of flooding your aura with the positive blue tints. If we can our protect feeling and emotional side.89
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telfect or reason. of course. Nature gives us thisinstinctive knowledge. If you are subjected to evil influences. What color should we use in this form of auric protection? Can anyone be in doubt here. and then
. In the same way. or contagion of those harboring low emotions and desires. the blue colored aura will act as an armor 'to. Blue controls this part of the mind or soul. if we will but seek for it. and you will instinctively select the one best suited for your needs. if he hasread the precedingchapters? What is the emotional protective color?-why. dear blues. w e leave behind us the lower emotions and feelings. and are transported into the higher realms of the soul where these low vibrations and influences cannot hlIOW us. TO guard one's emotions. is to guard one's very inmost soul. blue. and by raising ourselves into the vibrations of positive blue. SO to speak. as all know by experience. we will be able to use our reasoning powers and intellectfarmore effectively. Make a study of bright.
who could have protected himself in this way. The individual who knows this law. are always found to be charged with a beautiful. lrnowledge of psychic phenomena.
. is rendered absolutely immune from evil contagion on the emotional plane of being. which acts as a protection to them when theyare unduly exposed to moral or emotionalcontagioa. and who applies it. mind.
.Ignorance of the occult laws have caused the downfall of many a great moral teacher. in times of strong attack of low vibrations. great priests and preachers. and body. The aura of great moral teachers. it i s especially important that one should be informc3. had he but known the truth. advanced occultists..
But no occult instruction on this subject would be cornpletc without a reference tc. in fact all men of lofty ideals working among those lower on the moral scale. the GreatAuric Circle of Protection. clear blue. congciously or unconsciously against the individual. In these days of wide spread though im'perfect. directed.whichis a &elter to the soul.d as ta this great shield of protection. against outside psychic influences.THE PROTECTIVE AURA
apply it when found.
THE GREAT AURIC CIRCLE.
. A little perseverance will enable yau to create this on the astral plane.
. yet you will actually FEEL its protective presence.. or anything else of the kind. though (unless you have the astral vision) you cannot see it actuauy. and. or draining of magnetic strength. mentally. It is also a protection against psychic vaunpirism. cases the egg. and the knowledge of its protective power slmuld be sufEcient to drive fear from the heart of all who have dreaded psychic influence. €or it kinges the aura as tho shell. It is a perfect and absoluteprotection. The Auric Circle is.
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Omitting all reference to thephilosophy underlying it. no matter from whom it may emanate.* c
2 . See yourself. as surrounded by this Great White Auric Cirœ
. of the aura being surrounded by a great band of PURE CLEAR WHITE LIGHT. or whether directed consciously or unconsciously.
. so that you will know that it is there guarding you. of C Q U ~ S really egg~. This White Auric Circle will be an effective and infallible armor against all forms of psychic attack or influence. “malicious animal magnetism’’ (so-called). by whatever name known. shaped. it may be said that this Auric Circle is formed by making the menta1 image. accompanied by the demand of will. or oval.
' emotion. at any time. ' . " .*"
. :t is the armor of the soul. For theWhiteLight is the radiation of Spirit. but that it may properly be used by anyone. howevers will admit any outside impressions that you really desire to come to YOU. and rejoice in the immunity it gives you. with this exception. that if your inner soul recognizes that some of these desired influences and impressions are apt to harm you (thaugh your reason and feeling know it not) then will such impressions be denied admittance. Realize its power Over the influences from outside. even though we can but imperfectly represent it even mentally. while shuttingoutthe others. which is higher than ordinary mind. t o protect against outside psychic influences against which the soul protests. s The highest and deepest occult teaching i that t h e White! Light must never be used far purpose of attack or personal gain. in the aura. and may well be employed whenever or wherever the need arises. That is. and let the idea sink into your consciousness. And its power.THE PROTECTIVE AURA
cl@of ]Protection. or body and is Master of All.
. . is such that before its energy. all lower vibrations are neutralized and disintegrated. and in its presence.-4Q\.vms h .
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to seek to impose your will upon that of another is wrong. T o guard and preserve your own will is right. Beware of prostituting the higher teachings for selfish ends and ignoble purposes.
I. in order that here and there a grain will find lodgmentinrichsoilawaiting its coming. True occult knowledge is practical power and strength.
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Throughout pages the of this little book have been scattered crumbs of teaching other than those concerning the aura alone. One attracts his o w n to him. and will pass them by. Those for whom theseareintendedwill recognize and appropriate them-the others will not see them.ance is often the strongest formof resistancethis i s quite different from non-resistance. . Much seed must fall on waste places.