An Unclouded Mind can Learn Truth and Wisdom

“Wouldst thou with unclouded mind View the laws by God designed Lift thy steadfast gaze on high to the starry canopy; See in rightful league of love All the constellation move. Fiery Sol in full career, Ne’re obstructs cold Phoebe’s sphere; When the Bear at heaven’s height, Wheels his coursers’ rapid flight, Though he sees…

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Physical Senses Perceive and Deceive

“The student of occultism usually is quite familiar with the crass individual who assumes the cheap skeptical attitude toward occult matters, which attitude he expresses in his would-be ‘smart’ remark that he ‘believes only in what the senses perceive.’ He seems to think that his cheap wit has finally disposed of the matter. … “While…

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Cleaning House Mentally for Spiritual Growth

“Every person in whom the mystical instinct awakes soon discovers in himself certain tastes or qualities which interrupt the development of that instinct. Often these tastes and qualities are legitimate enough upon their own plane;but they are a drain upon the energy of the self, preventing her from attaining the intenser life for which she…

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Thought Character and Developing a Good One

“The character of thought we think or put out affects our business favorably or unfavorably. It influences others for or against us. It is an element felt pleasantly or unpleasantly by others. … The prevailing state of mind, or character of thought, shapes the body and features. It makes us ugly or pleasing, attractive or…

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