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THE POWER OF SUGGESTI ON THROUGH BELI EF,
KNOWLEDGE, CONTEMPLATI ON, CONCENTRATI ON,
VI SUALI ZATI ON, MEDI TATI ON AND REALI ZATI ON
By Dr. J ames D. War d
( EDI TOR!S NOTE: I n t he st r i ct est medi cal sense, suspended ani ma
t i on, or t he st at e so t er med, i s a ki nd of cat al epsy; t hat i s, t he
subj ect appar ent l y has a suspensi on of consci ousness and muscul ar
r i gi di t y. He i s, t her ef or e, i nsensi bl e t o pai n, and i n out war d ap
pear ance, seems t o be dead. Unt i l r ecent t i mes, bef or e our moder n
medi cal met hods, per sons i n t hese cat al ept i c st at es wer e of t en bur i ed
al i ve because of l ack of knowl edge of t he condi t i on.
The suspended, ani mat i on r ef er r ed t o by Dr. War d i n t hi s ar t i cl e,
however , consi st ed of mor e t han mer e suspensi on of obj ect i ve consci ous
ness, r i gi di t y of muscl es and i nsensi bi l i t y t o pai n, f or t he subj ect
upon hi s r et ur n t o nor mal consci ousness r ecal l ed many unusual exper i
ences. He had been ver y act i ve subj ect i vel y whi l e i n t hi s st at e, and
i t seemed to hi m as t hough a gr eat per i od of t i me had el apsed and t hat
he had accompl i shed a gr eat many t hi ngs. I n addi t i on, t he body seemed
t o be f r ee f r om t he nat ur al f or ce or at t r act i on of gr avi t at i on. Thi s
condi t i on, of cour se, does not accompany an or di nar y cat al ept i c st at e.
We woul d l i ke t o ment i on i n connect i on wi t h t hi s ar t i cl e t hat
Dr-. War d was a wel l - known medi cal doct or , as wel l as a wor l d t r avel er
and st udent of myst i ci smand phi l osophy. He was hi ghl y r espect ed i n
t hi s count r y and abr oad.
We must advi se r eader s t hat no quest i ons or cor r espondence can
be answer ed concer ni ng t hi s ar t i cl e or any par t or par t s t her eof . )
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Thi s l esson i s t he hear t s j ewel , cr eat ed by t he uni ver sal soul
and por t r ayi ng a vi vi d, mani f est at i on of t he hi gher t eachi ngs of i n
f i ni t e wi sdom, weavi ng t he f abr i cs of human l i ves st r and upon st r and,
her e an i nci dent , t her e an epi sode' mani f est ed by t hat i nf i ni t e l av/
empl oyi ng per pet ual mot i on t o f l i ng t he shut t l e.
The wor l dl s gr eat est her o i s he who mast er s hi msel f , f or I t i s
t hen t hat t he eye of dhar ana I s opened and al l nat ur e becomes an open
book. -
We cannot suspend ani mat i on by suggest i on and concent r at i on but
onl y t hr ough t he exer ci se of t he wi sdom of God, t he wi sdomt o under
st and spi r i t , vi t al f or ce, mi nd and mat t er , and how t o cont r ol t hem,
whi ch comes as a r esul t of di scover i ng t r ut h and how t o di f f er ent i at e
bet ween posi t i ve t r ut h and negat i ve del usi on.
I onl y know of f i ve Amer i can bor n men, I mper at or H. Spencer Lewi s
J . J - B. , J.1L , J . S. , and mysel f ,#who have t hi s power wi t hi n us devel oped
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t o a poi nt wher e we can see our sel ves penet r at e t he whol e uni ver se and
become one v/ i th t he uni ver sal spi r i t and wor k wi t h i t . By becomi ng one
wi t h t he absol ut e we can r ecogni ze al l t r anscendent t r ut h and we car. go
f r omphysi cal i nt o and t hr ough t he psychi c and t hence t o t he spi r i t .
Ther e ar e sever al Hi ndus i n Amer i ca who know and under st and suspended
ani mat i on, and t hey wi l l , I am sur e, st and by me i n t hi s ar t i cl e. Then,
i f Br ot her Lewi s, l:. , S. , and B. endor se i t , I wi l l be happy. Thi s
wi l l pr obabl y be t he f i r st ar t i cl e of i t s ki nd made publ i c i n t he
Uni t ed St at es, and, t her ef or e, I wi l l be conser vat i ve.
Those who cannot see and under st and human vi br at or y t hought waves,
ncr t he soul of man, nor WHY man i s, cannot suspend ani mat i on unt i l
t hey put i nt o pr act i ce t he spi r i t of uni ver sal i t y and become one wi t h
t he I nf i ni t e. Whi l e t hi s di vi ne l esson i s as deep and wi de as t he Red
Sea was t o Moses and t he chi l dr en of I sr ael , we ar e goi ng t o cr oss i t
i n t hi s ar t i cl e, "Fl esh and bl ood hat h not r eveal ed t hi s to us but our
Fat her i n Heaven. " Per sonal l y, I wi l l onl y be i nst r ument al i n l i ght
i ng and i l l umi nat i ng t he v/ ay by now and t hen t ouchi ng your hear t s wi t h
di vi ne i nj unct i ons. My ar dent desi r e i s t o do i t j ust i ce by doi ng i t
per f ect l y. I wi l l have but l i t t l e t r oubl e wi t h t hose who know and
under st and t he l aw.
The onl y way you can under st and abst r act phi l osophy and t r ut h i s t o
r eason by deduct i on i nst ead of i nduct i on and by l i vi ng i n a per pet ual
r apt ur e of l ove and f ai t h unt i l you can vi sual i ze human t hought . Your
psychi c body i s your di vi ne i nher i t ance. The evol ut i on of uni ver sal
spi r i t i s t hat ever endl ess, boundl ess - truth, uni f yi ng al l sect s and
cr eeds and maki ng peace bet ween r eason and f ai t h. I n t he cour se of t i me
you can consecr at e your sel f to concent r at i on, t eachi ng, st udyi ng, and
uecome i nt ui t i ve t o wher e your i nt ui t i on t r anscends t i me, space, and
l i mi t at i ons of t he body so t hat your human i deal s ascend t o t hat pl ace
wher e you have f ai t h i n f ai t h and r eal l y bel i eve. "Bl essed ar e t hey
who havi ng not seen, yet bel i eve. " When you can command t he power to
concent r at e, have cl ear si ght , knowl edge t o vi sual i ze, usi ng t he hear t
to medi t at e and wi sdom t o r eal i ze, t hen and onl y t hen can you succeed
i n suspendi ng ani mat i on i n your sel f . Man desi r es, God wi l l s.
Concent r at i on i s t he onl y means of absol ut e cont r ol of mi nd, soul
and body, and i n or der t o succeed you must mast er t hese f acul t i es. Re
member , each soul i s i nnat el y di vi ne. Real i zat i on comes by mani f est i ng
di vi ne humani t y, ei t her by wor shi p, psychi c cont r ol , or sci ent i f i c
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phi l osophy. ' "You ar e t hen f r ee. " "Thi s i s t he whol e of t he l aw and
t he Pr ophet s. "
Ever y phenomenon t hat was ever pr oduced on ear t h by cont r ol of t he
vagas ner ve has been cal l ed a mi r acl e by t he unl ear ned. I bel i eve I
was t he f i r st Amer i can t o st op or t o cont r ol t he pul se i n ei t her ar m;
t hi s I di d on J ames J . Br uce i n 1899 i n Dal l as, Texas. I wi l l ed i t b:
concent r at i on, t hen "shout i ng" t he t hought . That i s t he secr et . I t
i s t hus we go t o a st at e of super consci ousness. Whi l e i n t hi s st at e
t he soul enj oys i t s bl i ssf ul peace, at one wi t h i nf i ni t e i nt el l i gence.
Even t hen unl ess we know t he di f f er ence bet ween t he sympat het i c ner
vous syst emand t he cer ebr o- spi nal ner vous syst em, we can never saf el y
suspend ani mat i on nor heal t he si ck. Nor can we st op t he r adi al and
t empor al pul se on bot h si des at wi l l ; st oppi ng t he hear t beat s; causi ng
t he hear t t o cont r act t o one hal f I t s nor mal si ze.
Those who know how t o vi br at e on mor e t han one pl ane and know
phi l osophy and anat omy, may know how t o per f or m t hi s f eat , because we
know how t o cont r ol t he sympat het i c ner ves of t he anat omi c ner vous
syst emi n t he muscl es of t he hear t . Thi s i s t he onl y way we know t o
suspend ani mat i on i n our sel ves.
Suspendi ng ani mat i on i n onesel f i s danger ous unl ess you under
st and t he l aw, but as bef or e st at ed your I mper at or Lewi s, J . J . 3. ,
M. s. , and I have vent ur ed t hus f ar . We cause our spi r i t body wi t hi n
t o cont act and become one wi t h t he uni ver sal spi r i t , per sonal l y my
exper i ences j ust i f y me i n sayi ng t hat we r ai se our vi br at i ons to a
poi nt wher e we see our sel ves as God sees us and wher e no ot her human
bei ng can see us except t hr ough pr oj ect i on.
Bef or e we endeavor t o pr ove anyt hi ng, l et me gi ve you a Hi ndu
pr over b. They t er m i t a di vi ne i nj unct i on. I t i s t hi s: Do not ac
cept anyt hi ng as a f act unt i l you have pr oven i t unt o your sel f . " You
cannot accept t r ut h unt i l i t becomes t r ut h t o you t hr ough di vi ne wi s
dom. That bei ng a f act , i t behooves us t o l i st en and have f ai t h to
r eal i ze t he di vi ne gi f t s of t he i nf i ni t e t hat have passed down t o us
t hr ough suggest i on si nce t he begi nni ng of al l mani f est i on of God i n
mani f est at i on. The l aw of suggest i on beg$n bef or e anyt hi ng was done
on ear t h.
Ther e ar e t wel ve di st i nct and di scr et e degr ees of suggest i on wi t h
si xt y I nt er medi at e char ges and obl i gat i ons t o be l ear ned i n conf er r i ng
t hese degr ees.
Di vi ne i nt el l i gence suggest ed t hat man be pr oduced i n t he i mage
of God, acknowl edged and t he di vi ne seal st amped t her eon. Ther eaf t er ,
God suggest ed Hi s l aws t hr ough man t o meet t he pr ayer s of man and t o
sat i sf y hi s power s and appr ehensi on. God s suggest i ons br ought t o man
t he di vi ne soul , and t o nat ur e, or der , har mony, l ove and beaut y, t he
al l of whi ch pr oduce i nf i ni t e per f ect i on.
God s l aw of suggest i on pr oves t hat t he mat er i al wor l d i s bound
to a spi r i t ual wor l d t hr ough di vi ne suggest i on. Thi s ener gy Is the
domi nat i ng power of God, seen and unseen, cr eat e and uncr eat e, t he
mani f est and unmani f est . The unmani f est i s a wor l d of unseen wi sdom
t hat we shoul d see ( t he spouse of t he soul ) , whi l e t he mani f est shows
t he suggest i on of a wor l d of nat ur e whi ch i s of God. Nat ur e i s God s
mast er pi ece* The unseen i s t he mi nd and t hought , t he spi r i t of God
and t he soul of man.
Remember , at God s suggest i on, t r ut h and nat ur e ar e f r i ends of
man, but some men r epudi at e bot h of t hem. God suggest ed man' s di vi ni t y
i n t he f ul l est expr essi on and t hi s uni ver se i n mi l l i ons of expr essi ons.
God makes no mi st akes. I f he di d t he di vi ne mi nd woul d be a f ai l ur e
and ever yt hi ng out of har mony.
The t r ue sci ence of suggest i on f or many year s was a bur i ed trea
sur e t o Amer i can peopl e, whi l e i n some count r i es i t was wel l under st ood.
Some of you ar e now begi nni ng t o under st and i t s power s and l i mi t at i ons.
The Mast er s of t he East do not have a monopol y on i t , nor do t hey have
a cor ner on t he ki ngdomof God, but t hey do have a t r ue concept i on of
God and man and of t he pur pose of l i f e on ear t h and i t s j our ney t hr ough
t he heavenl y pl anes, even t o t he cel est i al t hr one wher e i nf i ni t e t r ut h
i s ent hr oned and l ast s t hr oughout et er ni t y. They dr i nk deepl y of t he
Pi er i an Spr i ngs.
Some peopl e have deci ded t hat t her e i s a di f f er ent vi ewpoi nt f r om
t he one t hey have, and t hat t her e i s somet hi ng t hat t hey do not have
whi ch appear s t o be beyond t hei r r each; and t hey seem t o be seeki ng
an expl anat i on of t he unexpl ai ned myst er i es of l i f e and cont i nui t y be
yond t he gr ave. "I t i s wel l *" They can get mor e of i t t hr ough sug
gest i on t han per haps t hey can compr ehend but , t hank heaven, peopl e ar e
becomi ng t r ut h seeki ng and ar e r ead t o l i st en and bel i eve.
When a st udent i s r eady t o l ear n a t hi ng, ei t her sci ence or r e
l i gi on, he has a hal o ar ound hi f u and t he di vi ne spi r i t l i ght s t hat hal o
so t hat i t cannot be hi dden f r om enl i ght ened vi ew. He i s t hen reacy f or
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that, di vi ne message. I t i s t hen and onl y t hen t h*t t he i nher ent t r ut h
of Chr i st i an phi l osophy i s gi ven t o us by suggest i on, and can be t aught
t o under st andi ng, - - God t he t r ue and onl y t eacher .
One of t he har dest t hi ngs to l ear n i n suggest i on i s t o make your
physi cal nat ur e obey your soul . Al so i n suggest i on i t I s essent i al l y
i mpor t ant t o under st and t he di f f er ence bet ween God and man; t her ef or e,
t he occul t t eaches t hat man i s God, man i s spi r i t ; God i s spi r i t , God
i s cause of spi r i t and God i s cause of man. God i s i nf i ni t e and man i s
i nf i ni t e, bei ng t he same subst ance, but vast l y di f f er ent i at ed. But ,
l i st en, l est ye f or get GOD I S ABSOLUTE. God i s t he sum essence of al l
pot ent i al i t i es, of t he di vi ne mi nd, t he Cosmi c subst ance f r omwhence
came al l t hi ngs. God i s t he di vi ne soul cont r ol l i ng t he sea of mi nd.
God i s t he l i f e of t he wor l d, t he dynamo of t he spi r i t body. God i s
t he spi r i t ual t eacher of al l manki nd, t he onl y sour ce t hr ough whi ch you
can know t he t r ue r eal i t y of t he uni ver se. God i s pr i nci pl e, l i f e,
t r ut h, spi r i t , l ove, mi nd and soul , al l i n al l . God i s pur e and we ar e
onl y pur e when cent er ed i n God. God i s t he l i ght of t he wor l d t hat
gui des our f oot st eps. You cannot r eal i ze God unl ess you r ecogni se Hi m
whi ch you must do wi t hout seei ng Hi m. V/ hen you ar e al one wi t h God you
must f or get sel f and do al l you do i n r eal i zat i on of God, t he God I n
you, t he unseen Sol ar Gl or y.
God1 s l av/ I s a l aw unt o Hi msel f ; unchangi ng, unf ai l i ng and cannot
be br oken. Whi l e, on t he ot her hand, man i s t he i ndi vi dual i zed ext r eme
sol ar syst emwhi ch i nt er venes bet ween t he t wo pol es of t he l aw. That
i s why man i s what he i sGod' s suggest i on. Man i s God' s i dea. Man
i s pr oduced, evol ved and mani f est ed i n God' s spi r i t ual i mage; t her ef or e,
man i s t he di vi ne i n humani t y ana t hr ough man, humani t y becomes di vi ne.
Man i s God' s i deal i n and out of t hat i nf i ni t e i nt el l i gence, t hat i n
f i ni t e 6ea of mi nd whi ch i s God. Man i s God' a cr owni ng gl or y; and even
i n t he cast l e of God' s i deal s t her e i s a r u&ge f or human soul s wher e
t hey ar e t aught t o gr ow unt o and i nt o t he di vi ne i l l umi nat i ng Li ght of
uni ver sal Soul .
Li f e i s f ul l of God*s i deas and suggest i ons but i t t akes bot h
knov/ l edge and wi sdom t o i nt er pr et t hem and pass t hem on t o st udent s
by way of suggest i on. The publ i c does not al ways t ake ki ndl y t o one
who knows t he t r ut h and dar es to t el l i t or t each i t . Ther ef or e, we
ar e now appr oachi ng our st udent s #vi t h car e and caut i on, pr epar i ng t hei r
i nst i nct i ve mi nd.
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I r eal i ze t hat I an deal i ng t hi s moment wi t h an ever r est l ess wave
of humani t y t ossed by t he st or ms of emot i ons on t he r agi ng sea of l i f e
wi t h t hought onl y f or t oday i nst ead of et er ni t y. Unt ut or ed mi nds ar e
al l ur ed by t he f al se and deadl y f l ov/ ers of vi ce and decept i on. Wi t h
t hat vi si on bef or e me, t he dar kness of deat h, and wi t h t he cer t ai nt y
of t he her eaf t er as my pr obl em t o sol ve and t o demonst r at e i n suspend
ed ani mat i on, I must f ur ni sh you i ndubi t abl e evi dence of t hei r sol u
t i on. When I want a t hi ng wi t h a pur i f i ed wi l l , I am t hen r ecept i ve t o
di vi ne knowl edge. Then i t i s t hat i nt ui t i on comes t o my r escue. Ever y
t hi ng on ear t h i s al i ve wi t h i mper sonal consci ousness. I t i s t he di vi ne
wi t hi n whi ch i s et er nal .
By way of expl anat i on i n deal i ng wi t h t he mi nd I gi ve i t t o you as
t aught t o rue. When I speak of t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd, you may cal l i t
t he nat ur al or obj ect i ve or consci ous mi nd. The spi ri t ual , mi nd you
know as t he subj ect i ve or subconsci ous mi nd and t he cel est i al mi nd you
know as t he super consci ous mand. I can best honor my t eacher s by pass
i ng i t on as gi ven t o me. Ther ef or e, I t el l you t hat mi nd i s t hought
pr i nci pl e. I f mi nd cont r ol s t he bodywho or what cont r ol s t he mi nd?
I nst i nct i ve mi nd, consci ous cont r ol ; spi r i t ual mi nd, spi r i t ual con
t r ol ; cel est i al mi nd, cel est i al cont r ol . When wi sdomi s hi ghest i n
t he mi nd i t i s t hen t hat you get your hear t ' s desi r e. Mi nd i s t he
sensor i um of your f eel i ngs.
When you gi ve a suggest i on to a st udent f or sci ent i f i c demonst r a
t i on, i nf or mhi m of t he t r ue di vi ne nat ur e and i nher ent char act er of
t he di f f er ent degr ees of mi nd. Then, you wi l l obser ve r esul t s t hat you
have never at t ai ned bef or e. Teach hi rn t hat mi nd i s separ at ed by t hr ee
di st i nct and di scr et e degr ees, i nst i nct i ve, spi r i t ual and cel est i al
mi nd. The i nt er i or of man bel ongs t o mi nd and i s separ at ed i nt o many
mor e degr ees.
Mi nd has i t s seat i n t he br ai n i n i t s f i r st pr i nci pl e. I nst i nc
t i ve mi nd encl oses, encases and envel ops bot h t he spi r i t ual and cel es
t i al mi nd. Hi nd i mpel s t he body at wi l l . I nst i nct i ve mi nd i n f or mand
i mage i s as a wor l d; spi r i t ual mi nd i n f or m and i mage i s as heaven and
der i ves i t s f or m and i mages f r om t he spi r i t ual wor l d. I nst i nct i ve mi nd
has t wo r egi ons; t he hi gher i s cal l ed r at i onal ; t he l ower , sensual .
I nst i nct i ve mi nd i s supposed t o be cont i nuous, yet when i t cont act s t he
t wo hi gher mi nds i t appear s t o Jpe mor e di scr et e but i t i s sel domas r e
l i abl e as t hey ar e. I t i s so r eact i ve t hat occasi onal l y, when the t wo
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hi gher mi nds ar e not cont act ed wi t h i t , i t wi l l act agai nst t hemi n
st ead of wi t h t hem. Spi r i t ual mi nd, hovrever, i s deeper r oot ed and
hel ps to bal ance t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd. The spi r i t ual mi nd cont r ol s
t he man wi t h hi gher emot i ons, hi gh i deal s and di f f er ent i nst i nct s yet
cer t ai n i t i s t hat t he l owest f or ms of human l i f e have t he f our t h
pr i nci pl e or i nst i nct i ve mi nd and some of t hembut l i t t l e hi gher t han
dumb br ut es.
I n hi gher t ypes one can obser ve t he gr adual changi ngas t he
Mast er s say, gr adi ng and mer gi ng t he hi gher t ype i nt o t he f i f t h pr i n
ci pl e; yet we do not want you t o f or get t hat even t he hi ghest t ype of
man havi ng a l ceen i nt el l ect , car r i es wi t h hi m t hat f our t h pr i nci pl e of
i nst i nct i ve mi nd and uses i t f r equent l y and somet i mes i s used by i t .
I t i s a sad t hi ng i n l i f e t o see t he ast ut e young man who t hi nks he
knows i t al l , t hi nks he i s t he i ncar nat i on of Conf uci us, t hi nks he has
a Conf uci an mi nd, onl y t o f i nd t hat he has begun a new day. The wor st
i s yet t o come; he sel domf i nds t hat out , and goes on and on, and- G- od
pi t y hi mwho per mi t s t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd t o usur p or cont r ol hi s
hi gher or spi r i t ual mi nd. I f one can pur i f y hi s i nt el l ect and emot i ons
and st abi l i ze hi s i nst i nct i ve mi nd t hen t he spi r i t ual mi nd i s pur i f i ed.
Some of t he occul t school s cal l t he f our t h pr i nci pl e t he i nst i nc
t i ve mi nd ana i t i s i n t hi s st age t hat man uses i t most . I t i s under
st ood t hat physi cal man coul d not exi st wi t hout i t ; do not f or get t hat .
I t i s t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd t hat get s i nt o t he habi t of doi ng t hi ngs and
i t gat her s unt o i t sel f val uabl e i nf or mat i on f r ommany sour ces. Not al l
ar e her edi t ar y, but many ar e t he t hought waves r ecor ded t her ei n. Such
men as Bur bank, For d, and Edi son, have used t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd i n t he
f our t h pr i nci pl e i nst ead of al l owi ng i t t o use t hem. One mor e staterneru
concer ni ng t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd. I t i s t he basi c f oundat i on of appe
t i t es, passi ons, desi r es, i nst i nct s, f eel i ngs and emot i ons, mani f est ed
i n man, and when he i s del uded by negat i ve del usi ons he has no compas
si on f or good or f or G-od. That i s because sel f - consci ousness never
comes t o man except t hr ough unf ol dment of t he spi r i t ual mi nd.
Cel est i al mi nd der i ves f or m and i mage f r om t he hi ghest and pur est
cel est i al soul , whi ch, t oget her wi t h t he spi r i t ual mi nd, comes to t he
ai d of t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd and concent r at es on i nf i ni t e knowl edge and
wi sdom. The i nst i nct i ve mi nd i s t he Key t o so- cal l ed myst i ci sm. The
spi r i t ual mi nd l eads you onwar d^t hr ough peacef ul r eal ms f r ee f r om de
l usi on, l i ght ed wi t h t he br i ght and shi ni ng eyes of i l l umi nat ed soul s
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t hat have f ound bl i ss. When mi nd becomes per f ect t hr ough di vi ne peace
t he body becomes per f ect . Then t he mi nd, soul and body ar e r eady to
pr oceed. Ther e i s a cr i t i cal poi nt i n man s physi cal l i f e as t he f i f t h
pr i nci pl e ( man s i nt el l ect ) begi ns t o unf ol d.
I n pr oduci ng t he above ment i oned t wel ve degr ees of suggest i on and
concent r at i on, you begi n f i r st by suggest i ng t o t he st udent t hat "we
ar e goi ng t o do or not t o do a cer t ai n ti l i ng f or a cer t ai n r eason, i n
a cer t ai n l engt h of t i me. " Al most i nst ant l y t he pr oposi t i on l ooks
r easonabl e to t he st udent and i f i t be your i nt ent i on t o suggest t o
hi mt o sl eep, st op pai n or car r y out some ot her pur pose, t el l hi m so.
Expl ai n how t o r el ax, suggest ever y t hought and act i on. Layi ng on t he
hands i s of t en hel pf ul , t hough my wor k i s done wi t hout t ouch or wor d.
Thi s i s t he way I was t aught , usi ng t he power of concent r at i on, deep
br eat hi ng and "shoot i ng" a t hought . The Amer i can met hod i s by hypno-
t i sm. i t i s t he easi est way because t hey hear your suggest i ons and
f eel your t ouch, and i f you have any magnet i sm t hey f eel a magnet i c
t hr i l l t hat makes t hemanxi ous t o obey your suggest i ons, and i f t hey
act ual l y f al l "asl eep, " t hen and t her e i s your t i me f or suggest i on.
The l ayi ng on of hands i s al l r i ght i n t ouchi ng or passi ng up and
down t he spi ne, t he l ongi t udi nal ver t ebr al gangl i a and var i ous sympat he
t i c pl exuses, t her eby get t i ng qui cker and mor e act i ve r esponse. The
same met hod may be used i n heal i ng wi t h massage, al l ki nds of adj ust
ment s and magnet i c vi br at i ons, wor ki ng on t he spi nal ner ves whi ch go
t o ever y par t of f l esh, bl ood and t i ssue. Al l ar e usef ul and good f or
di vi ne heal i ng; i nst ead of wor ki ng t hr ough t he spi nal ner ves, you use
t he sympat het i c ner vous syst em t hr ough t he psychi c body wher e pr ayer
consi st ent wi t h G- od' s l aw i s al ways answer ed, because t he soul i s t he
essence of God' s l ove. The onl y r eason f or f ai l ur e i s because some do
not have f ai t h. I f you r eal l y bel i eve i n f ai t h t hen you have f ai t h i n
f ai t h and get r esul t s. Ot her s ar e t oo met i cul ous and do not concen
t r at e .
We have a l ong and i nt er est i ng r oad bef or e us t o t r avel , so l et us
go on wher e i t i s most i nt er est i ng. You now t ake your st udent s i nt o
and t hr ough t he spi r i t ual mi nd and i n t hat st at e your st udent s become
r i gi d. Thi s st at e i s known as t he cat al ept i c st at e. Seme t eacher s
cl ai mr i gi di t y t akes pl ace as t he st udent goes t hr ough t he t hi r d de
gr ee and ot her s cont end t hat i t comes as t hey go f r om t he t hi r d t o t he
f our t h, but occul t t eacher s know t hat af t er you get i nt o t he t hi r d de
gr ee your i nst i nct i ve mi nd st ops act i ng al one and i s mer gi ng i nt o t he
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spi r i t ual , whi ch pr oduces a shudder and a t wi t chi ng sensat i on whi ch
gener al l y but not al ways pr oduces cat al epsy. Occul t t eacher s can st op
t he st udent i n t he t hi r d degr ee bef or e he get s r i gi d, al so af t er he i s
t hr ough and. r el axed and bef or e he goes i nt o t he f our t h degr ee. They
can t hen have t he st udent r est i n t he f i r st par t of t he degr ee, havi ng
suggest ed t o hi mi n t he second degr ee t hat he need not st op i n t hat
r i gi d cat al ept i c condi t i on, out i t t akes an exper i enced t eacher to do
t hat . I f your st udent i s r heumat i c or cr i ppl ed i t i s much bet t er to
put hi m t hr ough t he cat al ept i c degr ee dai l y and f or ci bl y br eak up t he
adhesi ons, havi ng, however , suggest ed t o hi m i n t he second degr ee t hat
he wi l l not f eel any pai n dur i ng t he br eaki ng up of t he adhesi ons nor
t her eaf t er . Fol l owi ng your suggest i on f or a f ew days, you f or ci bl y
br eak t he adhesi ons and your st udent i s wel l . The ef f ect of any sug
gest i on i s t he r esul t of t he manner , f or m and power of t he t eacher 1s
mi nd t o send t he suggest i on t o t he st udent .
I have of t en wi t nessed di vi ne heal i ngs i n some Pent ecost al meet i ng
and ot her chur ches wher e t her e was ever y degr ee except suspended ani ma
t i on, even pr oj ect i on. Pr oj ect i on i s di f f er ent f r om suspended ani ma
t i on onl y I n t hat i n pr oj ect i on you may go anywher e t hat you con go i n
suspended ani mat i on, but i n suspended ani mat i on t he hear t st ops beat i ng
Ther e i s no danger i n pr oj ect i on and ever y one shoul d st udy and t r y
agai n and agai n, pr act i ci ng t he Rosi cr uci an t eachi ngs unt i l you succeed
but do not under t ake suspended ani mat i on unt i l you know t he l av/.
The best pr oven met hods ar e t aught by adept s who suggest t o t hei r
students i n t he f i r st and second degr ees what t hey ar e goi ng to expect
of t hem, how f ar t hey wi sh t hem t o go, and secur e an agr eement bef or e
hand t o go t o t hat poi nt and r et ur n at t hei r suggest i on or command.
The st udent s wi l l usual l y do so. I t i s wi se t o suggest t o t hemnot to
r emai n t oo l ong i n t he f our t h degr ee, and when you suggest t o t hemt o
go f r omt he t hi r d degr ee on i nt o t he f our t h degr ee t el l t hemyou have
somet hi ng i n t he f i f t h degr ee t hat i s ver y i mpor t ant f or t hemt o l ook
i nt o, and get t hei r mi nds on t he f i f t h degr ee. Do t hi s al ways wi t h
new st udent s, so t hat when you see t hemgoi ng f r omt he t hi r d i nt o t he
f our t h degr ee, you can, as soon as you obser ve t hat deep br eat h and
know t hey e, re i n t he f our t h, at once suggest t o t hem t o "l et ' s go on
now i nt o t he f i f t h degr ee. " Unl ess you do t hi s t he st udent s may wi sh
to r emai n i n t he f our t h and f ai l , negl ect or r ef use t o go f ur t her . I n
f act , ver y f ew ever go f ur t her . * Al l new st udent s l i ke t o r emai n i n t he
f our t h degr ee, as i t i s t hei r onl y chance t o r ead peopl e' s mi nd. Wat ch
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t hem cl osel y and suggest t o t hem t o t ake anot her deep br eat h and go on.
When you obser ve anot her deep br eat h has been t aken, wi t h f ul l expi r a
t i on, you wi l l know t hey ar e i n t he f i f t h, t he i ndependent cl ai r voyant
degr ee, and i f t her e i s any doubt i n your mi nd you may di spel i t by
sendi ng your st udent s to vi si t some f r i ends, l et t i ng t hemr est a mo
ment and t hen have t hemdescr i be t hei r home and st at e what r oom t hey
ar e si t t i ng i n, et c- You can t hen t el ephone your f r i ends and ascer t ai n
posi t i vel y whet her your st udent s ar e i n t he f i f t h degr ee, f or i f so
your f r i ends wi l l ver i f y what has been t ol d t o you. The gr eat est wor k
ever done t hr ough cl ai r voyance i s accompl i shed i n t he si xt h degr ee, t he
deep t r ance degr ee, wher e a t r ue, bor n cl ai r voyant can answer any
quest i on you ask hi m, even t he most pr of ound quest i on r el at i ng t o t he
phi l osophi es. I n t he f i f t h degr ee a st udent can go wi t h a t hought t o
any pl ace you suggest but i n t he si xt h degr ee t hey do not have t o go
anywher e f or t hey say ever ywher e i s pr esent , pr ovi ng t o us t hi s degr ee
t he omni pr esence of God and mi nd.
The st udent shoul d not ent er i nt o t he sevent h degr ee unt i l he has
seen i t done. The onl y t r oubl e I ever not i ced wi t h st udent s was t hat
t hey t hought t hey wer e ever ywher e and t hat ever ywher e was her e. They
t hought t hey knew ever yt hi ng t her e was t o know, and t he i nvar i abl e
answer woul d be t hat t her e was nowher e el se t o go. Some Amer i can
sci ent i st s have cr i t i ci sed t hi s cr i t i cal poi nt , st at i ng t hat omni
pr esence was al l pr oof and t hat I was at t he end of al l suggest i on.
Bei ng absol ut el y cer t ai n of my posi t i on and havi ng wi t nessed over t wo
hundr ed demonst r at i ons of suspended ani mat i on, I pr oj ect ed wi t h some
co- wor ker s i nt o t he sevent h degr ee wher e t hey v/ ere i n a spi r i t ual con
di t i on and whi l e t hei r mi nds wer e at r est i n compl et e suspensi on I ob
t ai ned my posi t i ve pr oof of God and man, of t he Chur ch of God, and t he
man of God. St udent s i n t hi s degr ee l ost al l t r ace of a mat er i al
wor l d as wel l as of si n and sor r ow. They gave me al l t he pr oof neces
sar y t o convi nce me t hat t he i nst i nct i ve mi nd was compl et el y suspended
and t he spi r i t ual mi nd was gr adi ng and mer gi ng i nt o t he cel est i al mi nd,
causi ng neck and spi ne bot h t o become r i gi d.
Do not f or get t hat when t he"i nst i nct i ve mi nd' i s suspended, i t does
not mean suspended ani mat i on. Suspended ani mat i on- comes onl y sit t he
end of t he t wel f t h degr ee or t wel f t h r ound of t he Gol den Ladder .
The sevent h degr ee i s t he cf el est i al degr ee, wher e we get our most
pr of ound phi l osophy. On one occasi on my wi f e gave t he audi ence t he
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most beaut i f ul t al k f r omt hi s pl ane t hat I ever hear d. I t was af t er
she had ^one t hr ough t he sevent h, ei ght h, ni nt h, t en, el event h and
t wel f t h degr ees, hear t st i l l ed as i n deat h f or f our mi nut es and f i f t y-
si x seconds and came back t hr ough t hose degr ees and st opped i n t he
sevent h and t ol d us some of t he t hi ngs she saw and l ear ned whi l e out
of t he body. Tr ul y i t was wonder f ul . I cannot t ake t i me and space
i n t hi s ar t i cl e t o gi ve i t t o you, except t o t el l you t hat when you
l eave t he sevent h or cel est i al degr ee and i n t he ei ght h degr ee, you
ar e i n a coma. Thi s i s l i kewi se t r ue i n t he ni nt h. I n t he ni nt h your
neck becomes r i gi d caused by t he f unct i oni ng of t he Kundal i ni and t he
Cel est i al mi nd. Somet i mes t he spi ne and neck become r i gi d i n t he ni nt h
j ust as i t di d i n t he si xt h. When t he Kundal i ni f ai l s t o f unct i on
bef or e t he ni nt h, i t never f ai l s f r om t her eon. I n t he t ent h i t f unc
t i ons i n t he t hr oat and you can pl ai nl y hear t he deat h r at t l e i n t he
t hr oat . Then i n t he el event h i t goes t o t he f r ont al r egi on. The eyes
open and set as t hough never t o cl ose agai n. The st udent s t hen have
one mor e deep r espi r at i on and t hey ar e i n t he t wel f t h degr ee and t he
l ast pl ane wher e t he hear t st ops beat i ng and t he hands and f eet become
col d. Thi s i s wher e and how I , per sonal l y, spent f or t y- ei ght hour s i n
et er ni t y, whi ch exper i ence I wi l l br i ef l y gi ve at cl ose of t hi s ar t i cl e.
I n t hi s exper i ence when we r eached t he sevent h pl ane t he Mast er s sai d,
"Thi s i s Heaven, wher e dwel l s t he Whi t e Br ot her hood whose member shi p i s
J esus and hi s Di sci pl es al so Kr i shna and t housands of ot her Di sci pl es
of t he Ahsol ut e. I t i s t he home of t he Sai nt s, who have r eached t he
Hol y G- rai l . "
Paul made t he addr ess of wel come and sai d: "These Di sci pl es can
go t o any and al l pl anes i n t he Et er nal Real m i n t hei r spi r i t ual body
and when necessar y go back t o t he ear t h pl ane i n t hei r spi r i t ual
bodi es. " I r emember t hi nki ng t he sevent h degr ee shoul d be cal l ed t he
home of t he angel s, f or t r ul y, t hey wer e t her e.
The "G- ol den Ladder " wi t h i t s t wel ve st eps i s symbol i cal but ver y
necessar y i n or der t o expl ai n t o t he human mi nd t he cont i nui t y of l i f e.
Mi l l i ons of soul s can pr ove t hr ough pr oj ect i on al l t hat I have sai d
t hus f ar , but suspended ani mat i on pr oves t he ascensi on f r om t he sevent h
pl ane on t hr ough al l of t he heavenl y pl anes and how t he ei ght h, ni nt h,
t ent h, el event h and t wel f t h degr ees cor r espond wi t h t he di f f er ent
pl anes and posi t i vel y pr ove t hat * on t he sevent h pl ane wher e al l t hose
who wer e i mmor t al s on t hi s ear t h pl ane ar e mast er t eacher s, f ul l of
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l ove t hat knows no evi l and wal k dai l y wi t h (l od and t each ot her s di vi ne
wi sdom t o compl et e under st andi ng, f or onl y t hen can any soul 50 wi t h
i t s spi r i t body t hr ough t he r emai ni ng f i ve degr ees and vi si t t hose
pl anes beyond t he sevent h. I f i t wer e not t r ue, peopl e who pr oj ect
coul d come back and t el l you what we who have suspended ani mat i on can
t el l you of cel est i al degr ees t hat ar e onl y avai l abl e t o t he angel s i n
heaven, except t hr ough suspended ani mat i on. Ever y st at ement I make
f r omt hi s pl ane on i s as t r ue as t he angel s i n heaven ar e t r ue and
J ust what you v/ i l l see when you have f i ni shed l i f e s J our ney pr ovi ded,
however , I T I S FI NI SHED.
Nov/ t o al l cr eeds and sect s, t r ue seeker s of t he Hol y Gr ai l , l et
me say t hat t her e i s but one t r ue sour ce of i nf i ni t e l i f e of whi ch we
ar e al l par t aker s. I t I s, however , di vi ded i nt o many st ages as I am
showi ng you.
When you desi r e t o accompl i sh somet hi ng t hr ough suggest i on, know
what degr ee to wor k i n, whi ch Key and whi ch Round of t he Ladder . Then
l et your desi r es be t he cont r ol l i ng i mpul se t o do onl y t he wi l l of God
as you gi ve your suggest i on t o your st udent . They wi l l no l onger have
t he desi r e t o t r espass agai nst God s l av/. That ki nd of suggest i on
br i ngs r esul t s, pur i f i es t he soul and endur es f or ever . WHY? Because
a pur i f i ed soul i s f r ee f r ommat er i al desi r e. You t hen enj oy di vi ne
power and l ove by r i ght of possessi on and you ar e i n t une f or t he do
i ng of God s wor k, heal i ng, t eachi ng or pr eachi ng. A pur i f i ed soul ,
bei ng a r ecor d of di vi ne mi nd ( wi t h ecst asy, f ai t h, hope and subl i me
st r engt h, wi l l i ng and bel i evi ng) i nf l uences si ck peopl e, cur es t he
bl i nd and l ame and f i l l s t hemv/ i th j oy. I t i s God s di vi ne gi f t
t hr ough suggest i on and pr ayer , showi ng t he power of mi nd and spi r i t
over mi nd as v/ el l as mi nd over mat t er . You have t o accept t hat st at e
ment ; i t i s par t of one gr eat uni ver sal l aw t hat cannot be changed,
added t o or t aken f r om. You may t r espass but you cannot br eak God s
l aw. One t hi ng mor e you must agr ee t ot hat i t i s t he spi r i t of God
act i ng t hr ough t he st udent and t he t eacher , t he pat i ent and t he heal er .
Why do mi l l i ons f al l t o suspend ani mat i on or t o heal t he si ck?
I t i s because t hey do not t hr ough f ai t h conf i dent l y hol d t he desi r e i n
t hei r soul as wel l as i n t hei r mi nd unt i l t hey vi sual i ze i t FULFI LLED.
Fi r st r ecei ve i n spi r i t t hei r desi r e; second, concei ve i t as a per f ect
I dea i n soul ; t hi r d, your desi r e- pr ayer i s f ul f i l l ed. The human soul
must f unct i on on t he di vi ne pl ane unt i l i t has pur i f i ed i t sel f by con
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cent r at i ng wi t h pur i f i ed t hought s and prayers on t he God t hat pr oduced
you, t o heal you. Be ye as per f ect as your Fat her i n Heaven i s per
f ect . The mi nut e you mer ge i nt o G-od consci ousness t her e i s no pai n,
si ckness nor deat h. J esus sai d t hat l i f e di d not end wi t h t he gr ave.
Some of you have obser ved t he wor k of heal i ng when i t was i nst an
t aneous. That i s when you r eal i ze t he ki ngdomof God wi t hi n. I t i s
t hen suggest ed t o you t hat you be f r ee and somet i mes I nst ant l y you
f eel a gr eat l oad I s l i f t ed f r omt he hear t , no st r uggl e, no st r i f e.
You f eel your sel f l et t i ng go; you f eel happy t hr ough f ai t h, l ove, hope
and conf i dence. Then a l i ght comes t o you and i l l umi nes your soul and
your eyes bei ng t he expr essi on of your soul , beamwi t h j oy. You f eel
as i f you want not hi ng i n t hi s mat er i al wor l d. The next mi nut e you
possess ever yt hi ng i n t he i nf i ni t e wor l d and you at once have peace
and poi se about you whi ch si gni f i es l ove and f ai t h f or and i n t he
di vi ne i nt el l i gence whi ch heal ed you and made you whol e. I t i s t he
knowl edge t hat comes t hr ough power of man t hr ough f ai t h unt i l he r e
cogni zes t he God wi t hi n and becomes Chr i st - l i ke i n spi r i t and i n mi nd.
Then i t i s t hat heaven opens and t r ut h comes t o t he si ck, l ame, si nner s
and st udent s. They r eal i ze somet hi ng has happened, a sense of
di vi ni t y, and t hat t hey ar e an i nst r ument of Dei t y; t hat uni ver sal l i f e
f l ov/ s t hr ough t hem, and a f eel i ng of subl i mi t y dwel l s i n t hei r hear t s.
I wi l l now gi ve you t he gr eat est Hi ndu suggest i on I ever gave I n
publ i c: When you t ake a suggest i on f r om a Mast er , heal er , t eacher ,
pr eacher or a dose of medi ci ne f r oma medi co, i t havi ng been suggest ed
by any of t hemt hat you woul d get such and such r esul t s: sei ze t hat
t hought , concent r at e your mi nd on t hat t hought , embr ace t hat t hought ,
hol d i t unt i l i t makes you happy and ador ns you wi t h a uni f or mof
pur i t y t hat meet s t he appr oval of t he guar di an angel who wat ches over
and gui des your f oot st eps. When t hat i s done, i t i s t hat whi ch t akes
Pl a. ce when you ar e heal ed. That st at ement , wor d f or wor d, has been
t est i f i ed t o by mor e t han a mi l l i on soul s i n t he l ast hundr ed year s i n
occul t school s.
I woul d not set a pr i ce on what I l ear ned i n I ndi a, t hat i s, i f i t
woul d depr i ve me of i t s use and benef i t s. I mean, t he knowl edge whi ch
was bot h human and di vi ne, knowl edge whi ch was gai ned by exper i ence;
t hat di vi ne wi sdomwhi ch means di vi ne i nt el l i gence, t he i nf i ni t e under
st andi ng of basi c pr i nci pl es whi ch ar e t r ue i n t he ani mal ki ngdom, i n
t he spi r i t ual and al l ot her ki ngdoms by cont i nui t y t hr ough t i me and
et er ni t y I n al l ci r cumst ances.
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I l ear ned t hat myst i ci sm i s no myst er y t o a st udent who under
st ands t he di vi ne l aw of suggest i on, because he knows how t o use sug
gest i on t o obt ai n and i nt er pr et ever y phenomenon as a di vi ne l aw, i n
st ead of so- cal l ed mi r acl e.
The obj ect of t hi s ar t i cl e i s t o t el l you how I l ear ned i t and
how I pr oved i t . Whi l e I was i n school i n I ndi a t he Mast er s cal l ed
f or vol unt eer s t o accompany t he l eadi ng Mast er out of hi s body i nt o
t he spi r i t ual and spend f or t y- ei ght hour s behi nd t he scr een wi t h t he
vei l l i f t ed, f l yi ng l i ke t hought t hr ough i nf i ni t e space, i nvest i gat i ng
l i f e beyond t hi s ear t h pl ane. I t was t her e and t hen t hat J . M. , J . S. ,
a Hi ndu and I , f our anxi ous soul s, f ear l ess i nvest i gat or s, accept ed
t he i nvi t at i on and qual i f i ed f or pr oj ect i on and suspended ani mat i on.
I can never f or get t hat day, nor woul d I i f I coul d, when we l ef t our
bodi es i n a cool , vent i l at ed r oomi n t he east wi ng of t he t empl e, i n
car e of one of t he Mast er s. We sai d t o our Mast er and l eader : Wher e
you l ead us we wi l l f ol l ow. M I n t he f or t y- ei ght hour s t hat we wer e
gone out of our bodi es our exper i ences wer e many, but t hey wer e
gl or i ous and mor e t han I can gi ve you i n t hi s ar t i cl e, but per haps
t en mi nut es wi l l suf f i ce t o gi ve you an i dea of what you get t hr ough
suspended ani mat i on. I woul d t o G-od t hat I mi ght t ur n on t he di vi ne
sear chl i ght t hat i l l umi nat ed t he gol den st ai r and t he ethereal spaces
t hr ough whi ch our l eader t ook us and l et you see what we saw on t hat
event f ul f l i ght . You coul d t hen r eal i ze i n al l i t s wonder f ul gl or y
t he r eal i t i es of l i f e af t er t hi s depar t ur e i nst ead of t he vague and
i ndef i ni t e i dea you now have.
Those hour s of suspended ani mat i on gave me t he oppor t uni t y of my
l i f e t o under st and and r eal i ze what I had been many year s st udyi ng,
t he t hi ngs I had cont empl at ed, concent r at ed on and vi sual i z- ed but never
posi t i vel y knew or exper i enced unt i l t hose f or t y- ei ght hour s when I
pr oved i t unt o mysel f .
One of t he gr eat est t r ut hs I l ear ned was t hat l i f e i s t he vi si bl e
expr essi on of spi r i t - power . That was wher e our G- od- gi ven spi r i t s
showed us t hat heavenl y pl ane wher e soul dwel l er s have psychi c cl ai r vo
yance and r eal i ze i t as t hei r normal conditions. I t was dur i ng t hi s
t i me t hat our Mast er showed us t hat t hose who wer e t aught cont empl a
t i on, concent r at i on, vi sual i zat i on and medi t at i on, f ound t he secr et
key of Conf i dence whi ch i s t heconnect i ng l i nk bet ween knowl edge and
wi sdom, whi ch unl ocks t he door of Knowl edge and admi t s one t o t he
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sacr ed chamber v/ here many and var i ed exper i ences ar e had i n t he school
of Knowl edge wher ei n you concei ve cl ear l y al l t hat t he human mi nd can
at t ai n by exper i ence. You ar e t hen gi ven t he key whi ch unl ocks t he
door of Wi sdom, wher e, t hr ough medi t at i on i n t he sacr ed chamber of
Di vi ne I nt el l i gence we r eal i ze our at onement wi t h God and compl y wi t h
Hi s di vi ne l aw by f ur t her st udy of suggest i on t hr ough concent r at i on,
vi sual i zat i on, medi t at i on and r eal i zat i on. Then I t came t o pass t hat
di vi ne i nt el l i gence t aught our soul s how t o r each f or t h and obt ai n t he
cr owni ng gl or y of man' s knowl edge and God' s wi sdom. I , f or t he f i r st
t i me, became consci ous of a sel f - consci ousness and as I obser ved God' s
et er nal i nf i ni t ude I had t he desi r e t o f ol l ow my Mast er ' s suggest i on.
And, so i t was, f or wi t h t he secr et Key f ound i n t he school of Wi sdom
and t he pass wor d, "Real i zat i on, " we wer e admi t t ed t o t he door t hat
l ed on t o t he Templ e of God wher e i nf i ni t e l i ght , shi ni ng l i ke gol den
chandel i er s swi ngi ng f r omt he i nf i ni t e por t al s of heaven, i l l umi nat i ng
t hat bewi l der i ng scene of enchant ment so del i ght f ul , f asci nat i ng and
ent hr al l i ng, a f ai r y- l and of par adi se.
Wel l do I r emember , i t was t her e, wi t h t he secr et Key, "Real i za
t i on, " t hat we unl ocked t he door of Myst i ci sm i nt o t he sacr ed chamber
of Compl et e Under st andi ng, and t her e we f ound t he Key t o Di vi ne Wi sdom
wi t h whi ch we sol ved t he pr obl ems of Et er nal Li f e. I t was t hen we
sympat hi zed wi t h unbel i ever s and t ur ned to. - a pl ane or condi t i on shown
us by cur l eader , wher e we vi ewed t he CaLest i al Thr one on whi ch was
mount ed a symbol of t he Ar c of Saf et y, over i t t he Royal Ar ch i n t he
seven col or s of t he r ai nbow and t hr ough t hi s ar ch was woven a Wor d t hat
t hr i l l ed us t o t he ver y ver ge of shout i ng as we excl ai med wi t h consci ous
consci ousness: "Behol d t he LOST WORD. " Wi t h t he Lost Wor d we r ecei ved
t he Mast er Key. The Royal Ar ch i n t he col or s of t he r ai nbow l ooked
l i ke a nat ur al one i n t he sky, beaut i f ul beyond descr i pt i on and we
st ood r eveal ed bef or e t he i nf i ni t e i nt el l i gence as our cel est i al mi nd
cont act ed t hat scene. The eye of Sheva behel d t he whol e of t he l av/
wi t h no l i mi t at i on because i t was i nf i ni t e, a vi vi d and posi t i ve
r eal i t y.
We have been gi ven t he Lost Wor d i n t he si xt h degr ee of t he secr et
or der but i t made but l i t t l e i mpr essi on upon us unt i l we met i t f ace t o
f ace. We wer e t hen and t her e t ol d why man t hought he l ost t he Wor d,
and why i n t r ut h and i n f act I t was never l ost and never wi l l be as
l ong as i t dwel l s i n man' s own bosomal one wi t h hi m and G-od. But when
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man becomes i gnor ant of hi s di vi ne i dent i t y and wander s away f r omhi s
Gar den of Par adi se, t angl i ng t he t hr eads of hi s di vi ne i nspi r at i on, he
f or get s t he Wor d and bel i eves i t l ost unt i l he has a doubt i n hi s mi nd
whi ch causes hi m t o st op and r ef l ect and change hi s cour se and concen
t r at e on t hat t hought unt i l he l oses hi msel f i n t hought . Then comes
t he f our t h di mensi onDi vi ne I nspi r at i on. Then comes t r ut h and di vi ne
l i ght i l l umi nes t he way t o a wi sdom of an enl i ght ened soul goi ng f or t h
i n concent r at i on, whi ch means dr awi ng t o a cent er wher e God, encl osur e
of al l cont i nent s, cast es, cr eeds, and compassi onat or s, and l ove cover s
al l t he wor l d i n exi st ence. I t i s t her e t hat you under st and t he
j our ney of t he soul t hr ough ever y st age of l i f e to t hat uni ver sal soul
wher e you f i nd your sel f , and r est i n peace i n t he shel t er of et er ni t y
wher e J ehovah dwel l s, never agai n t o r ei ncar nat e and f or t he f i r st
t i me see and r eal i ze t he Lost Wor d. I t i s t hen we ar e shown t hi s most
beaut i f ul mot t o r eveal ed i n t he seven col or s of t he r ai nbow: I T I S
FI NI SHED. "
We r eal i zed t hr ough di vi ne wi sdombef or e we got t he Lost Wor d,
who and what man i s, but wi t h t he Lost Wor d we r eal i zed WHY he i s, and
f r om t hat day on t hr ough et er ni t y t her e i s no myst er y, t her e ar e no
mi r acl es, and t her e i s no deat h. Ther e I S a God and t her e I S a
Fount ai nhead back of ever yt hi ng. I nf i ni t e l ove and di vi ne i nt el l i
gence i s t he cause of God bei ng i n ever yt hi ng t hat was ever cr eat ed.
God was t hat Fount ai nhead bef or e anyt hi ng was pr oduced.
Bef or e we l ef t on our r et ur n t o ear t h and t o our bodi es, we wer e
admoni shed not t o l i st en .to any suggest i ons but peace and good wi l l .
We v/ ere t ol d t hat t hose whi ch pr omot e happi ness, l ove; ever yt hi ng was
pur e t o t hose who ar e pur e. That God' s l ove was t he onl y pur e l ove
and al l ot her l oves wer e ei t her f ondness, emot i ons, passi ons, admi r a
t i on, or f r i endshi p. Ther e I s but one l ove i n al l t hi s uni ver se and
t hat l ove i s enough f or et er ni t y. When you l ove di vi nel y you r eal i ze
Gods suppl y of gol den t r easur e. Di vi ne l ove i s t he f r ui t of t he spi r i o
and bi nds up t he wounds of humani t y, hol di ng nat i ons t oget her i n t he
i nt er est of humani t y and br i ngs peace and pr osper i t y t o t he wor l d. I t
i s t he pul se of t he wor l d and t he hear t of t he uni ver se.
God' s l ove sear ches out t he ar i d spot s of t he human hear t and l i ke
unt o magi c, i t r edeems humani t y. I nf i ni t e l ove makes you r eal i ze t hat
I n t he I nvi si bl e, uni ver sal subst ance i n whi ch wc l i ve and move and
have our bei ng, i s ever y good and per f ect t hi ng t hat man can desi r e.
The di vi ne pr i nci pl es of l ove never f ai l t o meet ever y demand of t he
hear t and el i mi nat e ever y sor r ow.
The Tr ee of Li f e i s a symbol , symbol i zi ng Par adi se and t he
gener ous f r ui t cont ai ned i s l ove. How l ong t hat l ove wi l l awai t i t s
f ul f i l l ment onl y t he Recor di ng Angel s know. I t v/as t hey who t ol d us
such l ove comes but once i n a uni ver se of t i me and somet i mes never ,
accor di ng t o t he l aw of compensat i on. That i s why l ove at f i r st si ght
si nks deepest i nt o t he hear t . When l ove at f i r st si ght does come, i t
comes as a per f ect l ove of a soul f or a soul , a l ove t hat accept s t hi s
wor l d of event s as di vi ne and i mmor t al exi st ence. Mar y, t he mot her of
J esus, was a pur e, di vi ne l over . Such l ove as her s may cause a woman
t o bat he your f eet wi t h her t ear s and dr y t hemwi t h her hai r . The
saddest t hought on ear t h i s t hat ONLY such l ove br i ngs f or t h l ove
chi l dr en. Love chi l dr en devel op a f eel i ng of subl i mi t y. That i s
what cr eat ed J esus Chr i st . Al l l ove mar r i ages ar e r ecor ded i n heaven.
We wer e t ol d t hat one who has ever l oved and l ost wi l l never t hemsel ves
be l ost . Ther ei n l i es t he l av/ of compensat i on and t he Guar di an Angel 6
i n heaven l ook af t er t hem al ways, and al v/ ays i s a l ong, l ong t i me.
One t hi ng mor e I must t el l you. Ther e was an i nf i ni t e l i ght so
i l l umi nat i ng t hat i t r emi nded me of t he Roent gen r ay, f or i t l ai d our
human and di vi ne soul s bar e and devel oped us, l i ke devel opi ng a phot o
gr aph i nt o cl ear si ght t hat we mi ght see our sel ves as God sees us, our
i nner sel ves, sel f - psychi c anal ysi s wher e we coul d see t he mot i ve be
hi nd t he deed and obser ve t he envi r onment of i ndi vi dual soul s, knowi ng
ai l and f or gi vi ng ever yt hi ng.
I n concl usi on, my hope i s t hat t hi s ar t i cl e on suspended ani mat i on
has cont ai ned a f ew i nj unct i ons t hat wi l l show you a br i ght er l i ght , a
pl ai ner r oad t o t r avel i n t hi s mat er i al wor l d. I n gr aspi ng t he pur pose
and meani ng of my suggest i ons t oget her wi t h God s di vi ne i nj unct i ons I
hope t hat you wi l l f or get t he popul ar , spect acul ar , and sensat i onal
hypnot i sm t hat has caused much pr ej udi ce among t he unsophi st i cat ed, un
l ear ned and uneducat ed peopl e.
I never hear d t he wor d hypnot i sm used dur i ng my t wo and one- hal f
year s st udy of phi l osophy i n I ndi a, yet hypnosi s i s wor t h i t s wei ght ir.
gol d. My angel mot her t r i ed t o suggest a mi l l i on pur i f i ed, const r uc
t i ve t hought s i nt o my sub- consci ous mi nd. Some of t hemwor ked over
t i me mor e t han she ever knew. I somet i mes t hi nk we ar e hypnot i zed i nt o
t hi s l i f e, hypnot i zed al l t he way t hr ough i t and somet i mes out of i t .
Suggest i on pr oduces act i on.
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How can you do what I have done? Fi r st , memor i ze i t t o your mi nd;
second, mi nd must convey i t t o your i nt el l ect , i nt el l ect conveys i t t o
your under st andi ng sel f , t hen sel f conveys i t t o t he G-od wi t hi n and
t hat Di vi ne wi t hi n conveys i t t o t hat Uni ver sal Soul . You cannot
l ear n al l f r om"books f or t he best has never been v/ ri t t en. A par t of
t hi s l esson has never been t ol d out si de of t he ci t y of Mar t hr aw, Per si a
and Egypt . Sci ence al one coul d not do t hi s. Tr ue enough, sci ence di s
cover s unt i l i t rea. ches t he Absol ut e Uni t y, t hen sci ence ceases, whi l e
t he Absol ut e i s et er nal .
REMEMBER di r ect Per cept i on gi ves t he r i ght meani ng; I nspi r at i on
gi ves t he r i ght wor d; I nt ui t i on gi ves t he r i ght concl usi on; Di scr i mi na
t i on saves f r om er r or .
I have onl y had t i me t o gi ve you a gl i mpse, as i t wer e, behi nd t he
scr een, f or t r ul y i t was gl or i ous to be t her e and t hey sai d t hey wer e
gl ad we came. My f i r st wor ds spoken when we r et ur ned t o our bodi es
wer e spoken i n a whi sper : "The Gol den pat h t o Heaven; My Fai t h Sust ai n
ed Me. ' 1 That eveni ng at a conf er ence of al l t he t eacher s wi t h a f ul l
cl ass at t endance, near l y t hr ee hundr ed anxi ous soul s t hr i l l ed wi t h j oy
over our saf e r et ur n t o our bodi es f r om our f i r st j our ney. The Mast er
sai d t hat so f ar as t hey knew I had coi ned t he phr ase: "The Gol den
Pat h t o Heaven Thr ough Fai t h." Ther ef or e, t hey passed a r esol ut i on
adopt i ng a new mot t o: "Fai t h, The Gol den Pat h To Heaven. " I t was
f r amed and hung on t he wal l of t he t empl e.
Ther e i s not hi ng new i n t hi s ar t i cl e. I t . has aLawys been i n I ndi a,
Egypt and Per si a. I bel i eve t hat I r aper at or Lewi s wi l l j oi n me in ex
tending congr at ul at i ons and sal ut at i ons t o al l t hose who f ol l ow or
excel us i n our wor k. Whi l e I r emai n on t hi s ear t h I shal l r emai n t r ue
t o t he Uni ver sal Br ot her hood and when I pass on I shal l j oi n t he Whi t e
Br ot her hood,

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