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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:
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 AND DIVINE POWERS
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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