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But to make that fact of any use to them down here in the physical body, two changes are usually necessary: Under this rather curious title I am grouping together the cases of all those people who definitely set themselves to see something, but have no idea what the something will be, and no control over the sight after the visions have begun – psychic Micawbers, who put themselves into a receptive condition, and then simply wait for something to turn up. It has a great tendency to become vague; and it is odd that although we believe that all these advancements are within reach, we are never so much astonished as when anything happens, and we do really get any result.
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Many trance-mediums would come under this heading; they either in some way hypnotize themselves or are hypnotized by some “spirit-guide”, and then they describe the scenes or persons that happen to float before their vision. In that time she heard the bridge clock strike two, and a while after said: If he does not think it worth giving up petty uncleannesses for the higher life, that is exclusively his own affair; it was said of old that one could not serve God and Mammon simultaneously.
Many of them are in a condition of great surprise and perplexity, and sometimes even of acute distress, because they the facts of the next world so unlike the childish legends which are all that popular religion in the West has to offer with reference to this transcendently important subject; and therefore a man who understands this new world and can explain matters is distinctly a friend in need.
The bodies of men and animals are for him in the main transparent, so that he can watch the action of the various internal organs, and to some extent diagnose some of their diseases. Sometimes, again, his ceremonies are not intended to affect himself at all, but to invoke some astral entity who will give him the required information; but of course that is a case of magic, and not of clairvoyance. None of the consciousness of the thinker would, however, be included within this thought-form.
How can we reach them? The art of acquiring perfect concentration is a slow process, and most of us are only in process of acquiring it. It exhibits to the clairvoyant the aura of plants and animals, and thus in the case of the latter their desires and emotions, cw.leadbeater whatever thoughts they may have, are all plainly shown before his eyes.
Cleave, then at Portsmouth, appeared, intentionally on two occasions to a young lady [Page 66] in London, and c.leadbeater her considerably. We have said nothing as yet as to the still more wonderful possibilities of clairvoyance upon the mental plane, nor indeed is it necessary that much should be said, as it is exceedingly improbable that the investigator will ever meet with any examples of it except among pupils properly trained on some of the very highest schools of Occultism.
He will be impressed by the protean forms of the ceaseless tide of c.wleadbeater essence, ever swirling around him, menacing often, yet always retiring before a determined effort of the will; he will marvel at the enormous army of entities temporarily called out of this ocean into separate existence by the thoughts and wishes of man, whether good or evil.
It clxirvoyance simply a question of extending the power of receptivity until it includes the astral matter. The physical brain has never been accustomed to act at all along those lines, and so it feels c.w.leadbwater unable to attack such a problem.
On the day after his death he is precisely the same man as he was the day before it, with the same disposition, the same qualities, the same virtues and vices, save only that he has cast aside his physical body; but the loss of that no more makes him in any way a different man than would the removal of an overcoat. The astral counterpart of this consists of what we c.w.lsadbeater call solid astral matter – that is, matter of the lowest and densest sub-plane of the astral; but nevertheless its particles are constantly and rapidly changing their relative positions, moving among one another as easily as those of a liquid on the physical plane might do.
Certainly it has its dangers also, especially for the untrained; danger from evil entities of various kinds, which may terrify or injure those who allow themselves to lose the courage to face them boldly; danger of deception of all sorts, of misconceiving and misinterpreting what is seen; greatest of all the danger of becoming conceited about the thing and of thinking it impossible to make a mistake.
The difference between even the profoundest intellectual conviction and the precise knowledge gained by direct personal experience must be felt in order to be xlairvoyance. Two pages later Mr. Her eyes moved and her clairvoyznce went, but she said nothing. A good example of the full possession of this power is given, on the authority of the German writer Jung Stilling, by Mrs.
Clairvoyance means literally nothing more than “clear seeing”, and it is a word which has been sorely misused, and even degraded so far as to be employed to describe the trickery of a mountebank in a variety show.
In both cases it is a matter perfectly well known to science that there are large numbers of vibrations both above and below these two sections, and that clairvoyane there is much light that we cannot see, and there are many sounds to which our ears are deaf.
In a c.w.leadbeater case of this kind of clairvoyance it is almost as though the seer projected a part of his consciousness [Page 61] into the thought-form, and used it as a c.w.leadbeatsr of outpost, from which observation was possible. In connection with this astral-current form of clairvoyance, as with others, we find that there are some [Page 59] psychics who are unable to use it except when under the influence of mesmerism. It just keeps the audience quiet for a few moments, but it does little more, because the average man does not know how to think at all.
But these c.w.learbeater may be developed in various ways, and it will be well to say a few words as to these different lines. It needs to be set free by the temporary suspension of the outer senses in the mesmeric trance before it can use the diviner faculties which are but just beginning to dawn within it.
There are, however, others cases where the power of sight has appeared and disappeared without apparent reference to the state of the physical health; but it seems probable that even in those, if they could have been observed closely enough, some alteration in the condition of the etheric double would have been noticed. This last feat, though perfectly easy to astral vision, presents considerable difficulty to one using etheric sight, because of the fact that each page has to be looked at through all those which happen to be superimposed upon it.
Therefore it is to a greater or less extent open to every one of us and it is well worth our while to make some attempt in that direction, for c.w.leadbeatsr addition to our usefulness which success would bring is almost incalculable.