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Letters on Occult Meditation Paperback – 1974

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  • Paperback: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Lucis Publishing Co.; Later Printing edition (1974)
  • ASIN: B001PVATT0
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,634,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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ALICE A. BAILEY (1880-1949) From her conservative British background, Alice Bailey's life led her in many directions, but always towards the time when she acquired: (1) A synthesis of outlook and understanding leading to an absolute conviction that one divine life pervades and animates the one humanity; (2) A realization that the Plan for humanity requires the cooperation and service of trained and dedicated human beings intelligently informed about world affairs, in collaboration with those who form the spiritual Hierarchy, the inner government of the planet. From that point on, Alice Bailey's life work became an integral part of this synthesis and this realization. Without losing any of her very human qualities and involvement, her soul took up its commitment to her Master, and her personality provided full cooperation in the field of her accepted service. Basically Alice Bailey's work developed as a duality, her discipleship service which included the establishment of the Arcane School; and her initially reluctant agreement to work with the Tibetan, Djwhal Khul, in the writing of a series of spiritual books. A total of twenty-four books were written by Alice Bailey. These books constitute a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom, a body of esoteric teaching handed down from ancient times in a form which is always suitable to each period. Intended to precede and condition the New Age, the Alice Bailey books offer an unparalleled spiritual approach to the teaching on Shamballa and the Path of spiritual evolution; the spiritual Hierarchy; the new discipleship and training in meditation as a form of service; the teaching on the seven rays and the new psychology of the soul; and the common thread of truth linking all the major world faiths. In addition to her work as an author and lecturer, Alice Bailey established the Lucis Publishing Company, making the teachings of Djwhal Khul available to spiritual seekers and students around the world for over 75 years. Reprinting of the books is financed through a revolving Fund under the administration of the Lucis Trust, a non-profit organization also founded by Alice A. Bailey. No royalties are paid and copyrights are owned by the Lucis Trust. Through these organizations, Alice Bailey provided for the continued publication of these teachings beyond her physical lifetime.

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Format: Hardcover
Most readers know already that meditation comes in many "forms". This book talks literally of these forms and the "principles" behind a large many of them and fits them into the groupings of the 7 rays. A "form" is a construction in thought matter, and the book explains that whatever kind of meditation you do constructs this as a bridge between the lower and higher self. For example, a person who prays and worships God is constructing their bridge from devotional "thought matter". The spiritual scientist uses rational or concrete thought to arrive at the Divine aspects of Truth in the substance of the created form. The spiritual magician uses rules and ritual.
There are "forms" the result of intelligent aspiration to God, and forms from application of Willpower. Obviously these forms are of a huge variety. There are the collective forms, all more or less valid, created by the world's religions and their meditative techniques. There are forms the result of colours, forms from mantras, forms from prayer, forms from music, forms from seeking the Void, forms from symbols, and forms from simply visualising God or the higher self.
Most important though is the form the disciple chooses in conjunction with their Teacher (whoever that may be). If you fully understand this book, you are probably a long way along The Path. If you use this book as a tool, you will gain as a person and as a soul. This book also has a very good section about dangers to be met in meditation, which is essential reading.
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Format: Paperback
Easy to read, more difficult to integrate. I found the Arcane School course of study very helpful with respect to Occult Meditation since the simple reading of this book does not help one advance in the practice. Step-by-step guidance by the Arcane School courses was essential for me to learn the intricacies of occult meditation. They showed the way that must be trod beyond thought to recognition of the voice of the Soul. Aspects of such meditation are clearly explained in this volume, but nothing can replace the practice, which must go hand-in-hand with the study.
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Format: Paperback
After reading many books on meditation and fooling around a bit myself, this book has again learned me some valuable things about meditation.

Coming into the second half of the book I had an initial feeling of "this is not for me, but for the more advanced levels". This is not true. If this book is for you (ie. you came halfway and you still like it :-), then every chapter has something to offer for you.

I think it is best digested in combination with other books from the same series, most notably "The Light of The Soul" and "A Treatise on White Magic". This book is for people who are on the verge of commiting themselves, I guess.

I am still tinkering on using these books, but a good teacher would be better (if available of course).

Meditation

They say "special experiences" are not to be valued.

Ha Ha

Meet your own Soul for the first time.

The Light

The unconditional Love

The Knowing without doubt

The trembling of Awe

The unbearable Energy

After that rests only the desire to regain that contact.
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In our day to day living, we sometimes forget to enjoy life. This is a very well written book that provides good insight into life and methods for living well. I will reread often.
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The notion of reviewing a text on esoteric matters in a public forum like this is inherently problematic, as this kind of work speaks to concerns of a rather specialized nature. This is not a book about meditation for beginners, and a certain amount of prior experience is assumed. For students and practitioners of Wisdom practices related to those described in this volume, I have found this text enormously helpful. It addresses the intuition from a level of understanding and insight that is invaluable to those whose experience has led them to this volume for further guidance. The teachings behind these words are indelible and timeless, and await proof in the reader's practical experiences of application.
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