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The major idea which I would have you bear in mind is the development of Inclusiveness. This inclusiveness is the outstanding characteristic of the Soul, or self, whether it is the Soul of man, the sensitive nature of the cosmic Christ, or the anima mundi, the Soul of the world. This inclusiveness tends to synthesis. It can already be seen functioning at a definite point of fulfillment in man, because man includes in his nature all the gains of past evolutionary cycles (in other kingdoms in nature and in previous human cycles), plus the potentiality of a greater future inclusiveness.

Man is the macrocosm of the microcosm; the gains and peculiar properties of the other kingdoms in nature are his, having been resolved into capacities of consciousness. He is, however, enveloped in and part of a still greater macrocosm, and of this greater whole he must become increasingly aware. Let this word, inclusiveness, govern your thinking as you read this instruction which I am giving you upon the psychic powers and their effect.

The inference then is that there are two sets of powers latent in his human equipment—the lower one being recoverable if he deem it desirable, the other and higher one to be developed. These two sets of powers are:

  1. The ancient powers and faculties which humanity developed and possessed in past ages and which he drove into the background of his consciousness and below the threshold of his current awareness in order to develop the mind and thus become himself a conqueror and a personality.

  1. The higher powers and faculties which are the prerogative of the conscious Soul. These are the greater powers to which the Christ referred when He promised His disciples that some day they would do greater things than He had done.

It should be remembered, however, that all the psychic powers are the powers, faculties and capacities of the One Soul but that, in time and space, some of them are expressions of the animal consciousness or the animal Soul, some of the human Soul, and some of the divine Soul.

The following tabulation of the developing psychic powers as they blend in consciousness three kingdoms in nature may be of service at this point if careful study is made of the inferred relationships:


                     ANIMAL        HUMAN        DIVINE

1.    The four major instincts                The five major instincts                  The five transmuted  instincts.

a.   Self preservation                        Creative self-perservation.                Immortality.

b.   Sex                                        Sex. Human love.                        Attraction.

c.   Herd instinct                         Gregariousness.                         Group consciousness.

d.   Curiosity                                 Enquiry. Analysis.                         Evolutionary urge.

2.   The Five senses                                 The five senses                         The five senses.

a.   Touch                                        Touch. Contact.                         Understanding.

b.   Hearing                                        Hearing. Sound.                        Response to the Word.

c.    Sight                                         Seeing, Perspective.                        The mystical vision.

d.   Taste (embryonic)                         Taste. Discrimination.                Intuition.

e.    Smell (acute)                                 Smell, Emotional idealism.                Spiritual discernment.

3.    Lower psychic powers                  The human correspondences          Higher psychic powers.

a.    Clair-voyance                                Extension through vision.                The mystical vision.

b.    Clair-audience                                Extension through hearing.        Telepathy. Inspiration.

c.     Mediumship                                 Intercourse. Speech.                 Mediatorship.

d.    Materialisation                                 Invention.                                Creativity.

e.    Divination                                Foresight. Planning.                 Prevision.

f.     Healing via animal magnetism        Healing through science.                 Healing through Spiritual magic.


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