First Principles of Theosophy

First Principles of Theosophy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...Group Soul, we shall, in the course of time, have a small Group Soul, which energises one highly specialised breed of domestic cats (Fig. 58; at this stage individualisation is possible. If we consider two cats, No. land No.2, we shall find that their experiences will vary; we will presume that cat No. l finds a home where he is appreciated and much interest and affection are lavished upon him, and that cat No. 2 is born in another home where he is relegated to the kitchen and banished from the drawing-room. Cat No. 1 will, in his favourable environment, begin to respond to the high rates of vibration impinging upon him from the thoughts and feelings of his master or mistress; and even before his death this will bring about such a specialisation in the little Group Soul that, that part of the Group Soul which stands as the soul of Cat No. 1 will break off from the rest of the Group Soul. In the case of Cat No. 2, the life in him, when he dies, will return to the Group Soul, there to mingle with all other returning lives. When Cat No. l has so separated himself during life from his Group Soul, the further stages of individualisation can be understood from the next diagram (Fig. 59). The animal taken into consideration is, however, not a cat, but a dog, " Jack ." Jack was a fox terrier of pedigree and most devoted to his master and mistress, and a great friend of the writer. If we look at our diagram and imagine the Group Soul with Jack in it as a rectangle, then the special affection lavished on Jack will have the effect, which is shown in the diagram, of drawing up a part of the Group Soul into a cone that rises upwards. The amount of mental matter, which stands as the " Soul of Jack," then slowly separates itself...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236949633
  • 9781236949639