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Not only does he see the astral part of the object at which he looks, which before was wholly hidden from him; not only does he f.w.leadbeater much more of its physical constitution than he did before, but even what was visible to him before is now seen much more clearly and truly. Clairvoyance means literally nothing more than “clear seeing”, and it is a word which has been sorely misused, and even degraded so far as to be employed to describe the trickery of a mountebank in a variety show.
If he has sufficient psychic energy to spare, he may drop altogether the telescope that he is using and manufacture an entirely new one for hy which will approach his objective somewhat differently; but this is not a course at all likely to be adopted in practice.
In hearing, the same difference can be tested by taking some sound which is just not too high to be audible – on the very verge of audibility as it were – and discovering how many among a given number of people re able to hear it. But the brain, like any other part of the physical organism, can be trained by persistent, gradual, careful effort to feats which appeared originally quite beyond its reach, and so it can be induced to understand and conceive clearly the forms of a world unlike its own.
Have I not said the state is utterly beyond words? Some people begin by a plunge, as it were, and under some unusual stimulus become able just for once to see some striving vision; and very often in such a case, because the experience does not repeat itself, the seer comes in time to believe that on that occasion he must have been the victim of hallucination. On the day after his death he is precisely the same man as he was the day before it, with the same disposition, the same qualities, the same virtues and vices, save only that he has cast aside his physical body; but the loss of that no more makes him in any way a different man than would the removal of an overcoat.
Then, again, there are those who are only temporarily clairvoyant under certain special conditions. Choose a certain fixed time for yourself, when you can be undisturbed; the early morning is in many ways the best, if that can be managed. The fact is that thought is force, and every exertion of it leaves an impression behind. This was at 5. An extreme example of this class is the man who drinks himself into delirium tremens, and in the condition of absolute physical ruin and impure psychic excitation brought about by the ravages of that fell disease, is able to see for the time some of the loathsome elemental and other entities which he has drawn round himself by his long course of degraded and bestial indulgence.
The bodies of men and animals are for him in the main transparent, so that he can watch the action of the various internal organs, and to some extent diagnose some of their diseases. There is something still better, perhaps, for those who find that they can do it readily and easily; and that is contemplation.
We might, for example, arrange them according to the kind of sight employed – whether it were mental, astral, or merely etheric.
Now these new worlds, though they are all around us and freely interpenetrate one another, are not to be thought of as distinct and entirely unconnected in substance, but rather as melting the one into the other, the lowest astral forming a direct series clqirvoyance the highest physical, just as the c.w.leadbeate mental in its turn forms a direct series with the highest astral.
C.w.lewdbeater thickness of a wall, or the number of walls intervening between the observer and the object, would make a great deal of difference to the clearness of the etheric sight; they would make no difference whatever to the astral sight, because on the astral plane they would not intervene between the observer and the object.
Our ordinary three-dimensional sight enables us to see at once every point of the interior of c.w.ledbeater two-dimensional figure, such as a square, but in order to do that the square must be within a reasonable distance from our eyes; the mere additional dimension will avail a man in London but little in his endeavour to examine a square in Calcutta.
Not as fully as I should wish in such-and-such ways; I can think, in looking back, that I have not shown these qualities as I should.
Careful, oft-repeated and detailed investigation does, however, seem to show quite conclusively that this explanation does not cover all the facts. It is usual to begin the practice of concentration with simple things.
He had then lost sight of the stranger amongst the throng, and knew nothing more about him. The most secret places are open to his gaze, and intervening obstacles have no existence for him, because of the change in his point of view; so that if we grant him the power of moving about in the astral body he can without difficulty go anywhere and see anything within the limits of the planet.
The enormous advantages given by the possession of this power are the capacity of entering upon all the glory and the beauty of the higher land of bliss, and the possession, even when working on the astral plane, of the far more comprehensive [devachanic] mental sense which opens up to the student such marvelous vistas of knowledge, and practically renders error all but impossible.
It must be not our master but our servant before we can take the first step along the line of the true trained clairvoyance, for this is the instrument which we shall have to use, and it must be at our command and fully under our control. It needs to be set free by the temporary suspension of the outer senses in the mesmeric trance before it can use the diviner faculties which are but just beginning to dawn within it.
He then passed into an inner room and she sat herself down to wait; but his absence continuing longer than she expected, she became impatient, thinking he had forgotten her, and softly approaching the door she peeped through some aperture, and to her surprise beheld him lying on a sofa as motionless as if he were dead.
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Think what it would be if your hand were as little under your control as your mind is, if it did not obey your command, but started aside from what you wished it to do. The physical faculties, to which we are thoroughly accustomed, overshadow these others and hide their very existence, just as the nearer light of the sun hides from our eyes the light of the far-distant stars.
Lang clairvvoyance us a very good example of the kind of vision most frequently seen in this way. He changes from one to the other as readily and naturally as we now change the focus of our eyes when we look up from our book to follow the motions of some object a mile away. It was a sight from the inner side which is rarely equalled.
It will be found that there are five, four of them being really varieties of clairvoyance, while the c.w.leadbearer does not properly come under that head [Page 54] at all, but belongs to the domain of magic. If the clairvoyant knows anything of the man whom he seeks, he will have no difficulty in finding him, for [Page 71] every man has what may be called a kind of musical chord of his own – a chord which is the expression of him as a whole, produced perhaps by a sort of average of the rates of vibration of all his different vehicles on their respective planes.
It also is not easy, but its practice cannot but be of the greatest use to the man. Again, he has the additional power of being able to hunt clairvoyznce for what he wants. This is one of the siddhis or powers described in Oriental books as accruing to the man who devotes himself to spiritual development, though the name under which it is there mentioned might not be immediately recognizable.
Clairvoyance by C. W. Leadbeater
clajrvoyance Let us consider a little more closely the methods by which this super-physical sight may be used to observe events taking place at a distance. Distance would in that case no bar to the sight, all intervening objects would be penetrable by these rays, and they would be able to cross one another to infinity in all directions without entanglement, precisely as the vibrations of ordinary light do.
We speak of the time as devoted to aspiration towards the Master; but there are different lines of aspiration. As before, I will begin by stating what is possible along this line for the fully-trained seer, and endeavouring to explain how his faculty works and under what limitations it acts.
I must try to make myself like Him in all these respects. It is simply a question of extending the power of receptivity until it includes the astral matter. Among these there are various subdivisions, some being able to reproduce the state of clairvoyance at will by again setting up the same conditions, while with others it comes sporadically, without any observable reference to their surroundings and with yet others the powers shows itself only once or twice in the whole course of their lives.