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The goal of meditation is to bring about the free play of all the incoming forces so that there is no impediment offered at any point to the incoming energy of the Soul; so that no obstruction and congestion is permitted and no lack of power—physical, psychic, mental and Spiritual—is to be found in any part of the body. This will mean not only good health and the full and free use of all the faculties (higher and lower) but direct contact with the Soul. It will produce that constant renewing of the body which is characteristic of the life expression of the initiate and the Master, as well as of the disciple, only in a lesser degree. It will produce rhythmic expression of the divine life in form. To the clairvoyant view of the adept as He looks at the aspirant or disciple, it causes:

  1. The rhythm of manifestation. This is the cause of the appearance and the disappearance of the form. The adept, by looking at the body, can tell just how long it has been in incarnation and how long it will still continue to "appear". The state of the pranic channels reveals this accurately, particularly those found below the diaphragm. The center at the Base of the Spine, where is found the seat of the will-to- live (governing the seed of the life principle in the heart) reveals this.

  1. The rhythm of psychic life. This is, in reality, the revelation of where the man stands in relation to consciousness and its contacts. The adept, when seeking information upon this point, looks first of all at the Solar Plexus center and then at the heart and head, for in these three centers and in their relative "light and radiant brightness", the whole story of the individual stands revealed. The Head center, looked at for the average or below average man, is the center between the eyebrows. In the case of the aspirant, mystic and disciple, it is the highest Head center.

Only where there is direction, a knowledge of a man's governing Rays and a grasp of the astrological indications as to a man's "path of life" can the true, but dangerous, rules be given, which will lead to:

  1. A right distribution of energy.

  1. The focusing of the forces in the centers.

  1. The burning of the separating walls and of the dividing Etheric webs.

  1. The lifting of the energies ever higher in the body by the power of the directed will.


The problems with which we must now deal have no relation at all to emotion or to the Astral plane but constitute the specific difficulty of the aspirant or the advanced man or disciple who has learnt to focus himself in the mental nature. They are problems connected with achieved contact with the Soul, which results in the illumination of the mind and a definite influx of power. These difficulties only come to the man in whom the Throat center and the Ajna center are awakening. The moment that any difficulty is sensed in relation to the phenomena of light, the psychologist or the physician can know that the pituitary body is involved and that consequently the center between the eyebrows is beginning to be active and awake.

The problem of power, sensed by the aspirant and seeking expression in his life, falls into two categories:

  1. The sense of power which comes through the effort to do definite creative work. This necessarily involves the activity of the Throat center. Where there is this inflow of creative force and where there is no real use made of the inflowing energy in the production of creative work, then there is very apt to be difficulty with the thyroid gland.

  1. The sense of power which takes the form of ambition, and of an integration which is brought about by the force of that ambition. This frequently succeeds in subordinating the various aspects of the lower nature to that ambition. When this takes place the Ajna center is active and is synchronising its vibration with that of the Throat center. This leads to real difficulty and is one of the most common forms of ambition to which the aspirant and the disciple succumb.


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