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"Thinking and Destiny" is the pre-eminent book on the nature of reality. Literally. Though originally a theosophist, and later the Head of his own Theosophical Society of New York and Editor of the Word magazine http://www.thewordfoundation.org/a-early_editorials.shtml) Percival cut his ties with theosophy especially after its astralization by Leadbeater and Besant. His work 'Thinking and Destiny', which it took him 20 years to finish. rises well above Theosophy, and stands alone among works on spirituality. He is most likely the Master P of North America, and Master of New York mentioned by Alice Bailey in her Autobiography. His close friend and disciple Alexander Wilder was H P Blavatsky's friend and editor. This book contains information found nowhere else, and a new spiritual method specifically for the West, based on thinking (or classical meditation), defined not as rationalism, that is, on generalities and abstractions, but as the focus of the Light of awareness, or noetic clarity of understanding, to a point, which focus gives knowledge on the subject or object considered. The method leads from intellect to Intuition. It is aimed at knowers and not mystics, and utilizes the nature of Light, or intelligence per se, as called forth by honesty and truthfulness, rather than that of Love, which is called forth by faith and devotion.
Thinking is inner seeing, as understanding is inner, or spiritual, hearing. Thinking means asking questions internally, however you do that, and trying to see or understand, focusing in a way to get answers. The Light reveals to the degree of your actual desire to know, and only to your level of readiness. It will reveal what things are to themselves when you want to see the fact, purpose, meaning or reality of something. Increased clarity on the subject or object of your interest comes from thinking, that is, from focused awareness that is asking and not from passive everyday awareness that meanders in unfocused light. But the desire must be to know as it really is, and asking must be in such a way that honesty and truthfulness remove the cataracts of preference and prejudice on the mind's eye.
Anyone at any time can remove the impediments created (by them) to using it in their own form of asking. The Light does not require belief. Its use and development is direct and responsive to sincerity, desire, honesty, and focus, for the Light is conscious. It is a divine omniscience put at your disposal, but you must want the answers. The Light shows what is real and what is illusion regarding whatever you ask or think about, as long as you look without strings attached. It always preserves the freedom of the individual. It will not interfere with free choice – which is why it remains invisible until you are more like it – desiring people grow through the law of their own thinking and asking. The Light is available to show the truth about anything– IF the truth is wanted. When the mind understands this and uses Light appropriately, recognizing its real nature, the mind grows in reality, strength, creativity and wisdom. The Light is unattached to and unaffected by what is done with it. Yet, it affects what uses it.