The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants & Phenomena (Google eBook)

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Cosimo, Inc., Nov 1, 2005 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 108 pages
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With the knowledge of the forces of nature which the resources of the astral plane place at the command of its inhabitants the production of what are called "spirit lights" is a very easy matter...-from The Astral PlaneAn engrossing document of the public fascination with the paranormal at the turn of the 20th century, this 1895 volume explains one aspect of theosophy, the metaphysical doctrine that seeks to find the unified truth buried in all of humanity's religions. On this guided tour of one of the "various planes of the universe," you'll meet black magicians, vampires, werewolves, elemental essences, fairies, and angels. You'll encounter phenomena including churchyard ghosts, mysterious bell ringing, clairvoyance, second sight, spirit photographs, slate writing, and levitation. And you'll learn why darkness is absolutely required at a seance. Don't leave this plane of existence without it.CHARLES WEBSTER LEADBEATER (1847-1934) was one of the foremost writings on theosophical topics of the early 20th century. He is also the author of The Aura: An Enquiry into the Nature and Functions of the Luminous Mist Seen about Human and Other Bodies (1895) and Dreams: What They Are and How They Are Caused (1896).
  

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Review: The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants & Phenomena (Theosophical Manuals #5)

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

There is more than the physical world. Read full review

Review: The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants & Phenomena (Theosophical Manuals #5)

User Review  - Sathya Jayapaul - Goodreads

My first book on Theosophy, and found it a rather complex read. Nevertheless its a very thorough account of what to expect if one were to attempt an out of the body experience into the coarse astral ... Read full review

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Page 3 - ... that many of its inhabitants have a marvelous power of changing their forms with Protean rapidity, and also of casting practically unlimited glamour over those with whom they choose to sport; and secondly, that sight on that plane is a faculty very different from and much more extended than physical vision. An object is seen, as it were, from all sides at once, the inside of a solid being as plainly open to the view as the outside...
Page 4 - ... his periods of consciousness on the various planes. When the power of bringing over the consciousness is perfectly acquired the pupil will have the advantage of the use of all the astral faculties, not only while out of his body during sleep...

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