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Science of Occultism

 Laws of occultism - Occultism and Magic

 

There is developing a structure of truth and a paralleling responsiveness of the human mechanism which guarantees the perpetuation and the rapid unfoldment of the next stage of the teaching of the Ageless Wisdom.  

 

The keynotes of the occult life have been (rightly) the notes of knowledge, of the mental approach to the problem of divinity, the recognition of divine immanence and of the fact that "as He is so are we." There is, however, no sense of duality. The goal is the achievement of such an approved and appreciated identification that the man becomes what he is - a God and, eventually, God in manifestation. 


Science is rapidly becoming the science of the unseen and of the unprovable; religion has emerged from the realm of the mystical into the clearer atmosphere of the occult, and must now emphasise the reality of the unseen as the efficient cause of the seen; politics and governments are engaged with processes of thought and ideologies.(Master D.K.)


To the occultist the Tree of Knowledge in the Paradise of men's own heart, becomes the Tree of Life eternal, and has naught to do with man's animal sense. It is an absolute mystery that reveals itself only through the efforts of the imprisoned manas (mind) and the soul to liberate themselves from the thralldom of sensues perception and see, in the light of the one eternal present Reality (Secret Doctrine II, H.P.B.).

Foundations for a new occultism

Occultism is the science of energy manipulation, of the attractive or the repulsive aspect of force, and it is the science with which we concern ourselves in the Academy of Wisdom Teaching Europe.

The study of the science of occultism is the study of forces and of their origin and effects.

In occultism (or esotericism) we use the word "energy" to connote the living activity of the spiritual realms, and of that spiritual entity, the soul. We use the word "force" to connote the activity of the form nature in the realms of the various kingdoms in nature. This is a point of dominant interest and of implied distinction. It is immediately obvious that the work of the disciple is, therefore, almost entirely within the realm of energy and forces.

The occultist moves in the worlds of force, but these are also the worlds of quality and of those qualifying energies which are seeking to manifest through the world of appearances. As they achieve this, they will dominate the activity of the form units, which constitute the phenomenal world. There are energies, which lie behind the phenomena produced by the activity of the atomic structures; these are latent and unseen and often unfelt; they are subjective.

As disciples of the science of occultism we become to have a clearer grasp of the techniques of comprehension - the emerging Points of Revelation will form themes for prolonged meditation, contemplation and doors of entrance to the new occultism.

The foundations for the new occultism are well and soundly laid; the superstructure can be erected now, slowly and with due care, in conformity with the Divine Pattern (divine blueprints) and in response to a sensitive reaction to spiritual impression.

The esoteric sciences have one purpose in view, and that is to produce the gradual emergence of these energies, so that the skilled occultist can eventually work in a dual yet unified world of force, and be the creative Will which guides, blends and utilises the world of appearances and the realm of qualities.
The two types of active creative energies must be controlled by the creating Will or Life aspect so that they function as one.

The revelation of light and power is the stage of occultism.

The training in paradoxes is the secret of occultism.


Understanding is the secret behind all power to achieve identification with any form of divine expression; understanding is one of the prime factors in producing revelation, and this is one of the paradoxes of occultism.

Occultism and science are the way of escape from the highest expression of the concrete mind, and from the 'consciousness', which is mental in nature.

Recognition and occultism

The word "recognition" is one of the most important in the language of occultism and holds the clue to the mystery of Being. It is related to karmic activity and on it the Lords of Time and Space depend. It is hard to illustrate this in simple terms, but it might be said that the problem of God Himself consists in this, that He must manifest a threefold recognition:

1. Recognition of the past, which necessarily involves a recognition of that matter in space which is, through past association, already coloured by thought and purpose.

2. Recognition of the four grades of lives which, again through past association, are capable of response to His new thought for the present and can, therefore, carry out His plans and work in collaboration with Him. They subject their individual purposes to the one divine plan.

3. Recognition of the objective, which exists in His Mind. This, in its turn, necessitates a one pointed focussing upon the goal and the holding of the purpose intact throughout the vicissitudes of the creative work, and in spite of the potency of the many divine Thinkers who have been attracted to Him by similarity of idea.

Occultism and the Ashram

The Chohan Morya is the Head of all major esoteric groups and schools in the world and of the first Ray Ashram. The first Ray of Will and Power is pre-eminently the ray of occultism. An Ashram is a place wherein this study enters the laboratory or experimental stage. The disciple is supposed to be in process of becoming aware of the forces and energies (the rays) which condition him as an individual; these originate within himself and produce changes and specific effects in his life-expression upon the physical plane. When he knows himself to be the "Life and the lives" (as The Secret Doctrine puts it), a sum total of forces and a controlling energy, then he can be a world disciple and work significantly in an Ashram.

An Ashram is therefor a vortex of force and a centre of energy - a centre through which both force and energy flow in order that the Vision may be materialized.

The clue for the disciple and student of occultism who aspires to liberation is not to be found in breathing exercises, however, nor in any work with the seven centres in the body. It will be found in an intense inner concentration upon rhythmic living and in the careful organisation of the life.

As he does this, coordination of the subtler bodies with the physical body on the one hand, and with the soul on the other, will eventuate in the automatic subsequent adjustment of pranic and vital energies.

There is no better basis for the work of Eastern occultism than strict adherence to the requirements laid down by the Master of all the Masters in the Sermon on the Mount, and the self-disciplined disciple, pledged to purity of life and unselfish service, can take up the practise of yoga much more safely than his more worldly and selfish yet intellectual brother. He will not run the risks that his unprepared brother takes.

The astrological significance related to occultism is also hinted at here in the three words, "place, time, and number." In these words the universal triplicities must be recognized, and right control of the life currents must be seen to be related to "karma, opportunity and form"; there are certain words which when rightly understood give the key to all practical occultism and make the yogi a master of life. They are:

Sound       Number   Colour     Form
Word             Life                Light           Body

and these are recognized as subject to the space-idea and the time-element. It should be borne in mind, in this connection, that "space is the first entity" and that cyclic manifestation is the law of life.

The esoteric sciences carries us within the form or forms, and enable us to penetrate to the quality aspect.

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