The Stellar Man - 6. XVI - THE "VOLITIVE I" We have already explained how the "Volitive I" is created, but we have not indicated the means of giving it strength and power, which are in general as follows: • Domination and sublimation of one's desires • Charging one's psychic battery • Economizing one's energy • Action directed by will Desires are one of the principal sources of energy (or energetic loss) in sapiens.
If we listen to our internal world we will realize that desire forms an integral part of our lives and that desire acts with an astounding potency and persistence. This implies that a great quantity of energy is lost, since desire uses up time and energy when our magnetic strength is projected elsewhere. Nevertheless, if we control and guide our desires, they can be converted into a source of extraordinary potency. We have already said that each person has "x" amount of energy at his disposal during his life, and can distribute it among many things or concentrate it on a few. 1. 1. 2. 3. 2. 3. The Stellar Man - 5. XII - TRUE INITIATION True and authentic initiation is always a profound, concrete, objective, and material process.
It is the barrier that can never be crossed by those who flit around from school to school, and who do not want to become free of their animal individuality; it is the path which can never be traversed by theoretical initiates, masters of symbolism, desk magicians, library rats, intellectual and rhetorical crusaders, the self-satisfied, cowards, worshipers of oneiric culture, or defenders of human mediocrity. Many famous men have used the title of initiate, but only a small minority have reached initiatic fulfillment, rising above the limits of what is generally spurious or mistaken theory. It is thus that we recognize in Gurdjieff one of the great Masters of this century, who unfortunately did not leave a Hermetic heir, perhaps because he did not consider anyone duly capable of it.
In truth, initiation is an act of renunciation and also a surgery of the soul. 1. 1. The Stellar Man - 4. THE PRINCIPLE OF MENTALISM The Principle of Mentalism states: "The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental.
" In this, the first of the seven Hermetic Principles, it is stated that "the Universe is mental" and that the only essential reality of all things is mind, for the Universe in itself is a mental creation. The Stellar Man - 3. VI - THE ILLUSION OF TRUE KNOWLEDGE All true knowledge arises in the mind and not in the intelligence.
Having a mind distinguishes the Hermeticist from the layman who, as we have seen in the last chapter, is a mental cripple. The Hermeticist has a mind he himself has formed and developed, and this enables him to reach states of higher consciousness in which he has access to absolute truth. The Stellar Man - 2. IV - THE COLLECTIVE SOUL OF THE SPECIES Aristotle defined a slave as an "animated malleable instrument.
" This terrifying description has never been more true than it is today, if applied to human beings in general. The individual is merely an appendage and a sounding board for the species. The Stellar Man - 1. Whoever reads this book expecting to find an informative essay on "sugarcoated" commercial esotericism will be greatly disappointed.
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The process is perhaps the most astounding piece of sleight of hand that was ever invented. Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. Is there a spirit world where the departed "souls" reside? The Spirit World and Spirit Karma By Is there a spirit world where the departed "souls" reside?
What happens when one dies? Materialists, atheists and skeptics could argue that there is nothing left when we die. They believe erroneously that life is a purely biological process. For some, there is a vague uncertain something beyond the physical death. When someone dies, it brings home the reality that one day we will all die. When you are ill, the colours of your aura go dark or dim and pull in close to your body. The physical body is run by the gross life force called prana in Sanskrit. The human body is surrounded by an aura which resembles a symmetrical egg of light.