Thinking And Destiny

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 2002 - 1047 pages
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In Thinking and Destiny, something new, although older than time, is now made known to the world--about Consciousness. The information is largely about the makeup of the human, where man comes from, what becomes of him; it explains what thinking is; it tells how a thought is created, and how thoughts are exteriorized into acts, objects and events, and how they make his destiny. Destiny is thus shown to be self-determined by thinking; and the process of re-existence and the after-death states are told in detail. A single reading of any one chapter of Thinking and Destiny brings rich rewards in new understanding of life`s puzzling mysteries. To read the entire book is to come nearer to knowledge of one`s destiny and how to shape it than is possible through study of anything previously written in the English language. Both the casually curious glancer at books and the most avid seeker for knowledge will be intrigued by the index, which lists more than 400 subjects in Thinking and Destiny, and by the fifteen chapter headings in the Table of Contents, which identify the 156 sections. The Foreword contains the only pages in which Mr. Percival uses the first personal pronoun. Here he relates some of the amazing experiences through which he was able to grasp the knowledge he transmits, and to acquire the ability to do so.

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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 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.

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This is one of the best books I have ever read concerning spirituality and God. A must read if you are interested into looking at yourself. Read full review


Group destiny Rise and fall of a nation The facts
The Government of the world How
Form destiny Prenatal influences Six classes of psychic destiny
Form destiny Prenatal influences Conception Fetal development
Prenatal influences of parents Thoughts of the mother Inheritance of former thoughts
The first few years of life Psychic inheritance
Mediumship Materializations Seances
Clairvoyance Psychic powers
Pranayama Psychic phenomena by wonder workers
Personal magnetism
Vibrations Colors Astrology
Religions as psychic destiny
Psychic destiny comprises government and institutions
Psychic destiny comprises party and class spirits
Habits customs and fashions are psychic destiny
Gambling Drinking The spirit of alcohol
Gloom pessimism malice fear hope joyousness trust easeas psychic destiny
Dreams Nightmares Obsessions in dreams Deep sleep Time in sleep
Hallucinations Somnambulism Hypnosis
The process of dying Cremation To be conscious at the moment of death
After death Communications with the dead Apparitions The doer becomes conscious that its body has died
The twelve stages of the doer from one earth life to the next After death the doer leads a composite life The judgment Hell is made by desires The de...
Heaven is a reality Reexistence of the succeeding doer portion
An Intelligence The Triune Self The three
Human thinking goes along beaten paths
Responsibility and duty Senselearning and sense

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