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Summary of the Book 'A Textbook Of Theosophy':
Charles Leadbeater (formerly known as Charlie Leadbeater) is a British author and former advisor to Tony Blair. He first came to widespread notice in the 1980s as a regular contributor to the magazine Marxism Today. Later he was Industrial Editor and Tokyo Bureau Chief at the Financial Times. While working at The Independent in the 1990s he devised Bridget Joness Diary (originally a column) with Helen Fielding.
Excerpts from the Book 'A Textbook Of Theosophy':
... the astral world, and two to the lower part of the mental world. The wave of divine Life passes in succession from globe to globe of this chain, beginning ... ... is the true Theosophist in consequence of his knowledge? What is the result in his daily life of all this study? Finding that there is a Supreme ... ... helps on that evolution must be good whatever stands in the way of it and delays it, that thing must be wrong, even though it may have on its side ... ... men of the 125-30 nature spirits of the 85 purpose of life on 142 Earth-chain, the 121 animal-men build early forms on 127-8 explained ... ... of, is evolved from animal forms 130 reaps result of his action 100-1 represents mineral kingdom of first chain 126 the Triple Spirit in 41 ... ... standard works what I desire is to present a statement, as clear and simple as I can make it, which may be regarded as introductory to them. ... ... Yet He exists above it and outside it, living a stupendous life of His own among His Peers. As is said in an Eastern Scripture: Having permeated ... ... and captured her innermost secrets, and so have truly earned the right to be called Adepts. Among Them there are many degrees and many lines of activity ... ... extends out into space on all sides of us further than does the atmosphere of the earth-a great deal further. It stretches to a little less ... ... shared by the entire group-soul, but in a much lower degree. We may take out another tumblerful of water from that bucket, but we can ... ... them is given below for reference. NEW NAMES OLD NAMES 1. Divine World Adi Plane 2. Monadic World Anupadaka Plane 3. Spiritual World Atmic or ... ... one person, but will convey to that person (if receptive) not only a general devotional feeling, but also a precise image of the Being for whom the ... ... octaves higher, in the same manner as a musical note produces overtones. The mental body in its turn reacts upon the causal in the same way, and thus ... ... life animating its molecules) desires for its evolution such undulations as it can get, of as many different kinds as possible, and as coarse as possible. ... ... in doing just exactly what he likes. His capacity for every kind of enjoyment is greatly enhanced, if only that enjoyment does not need a physical ... ... of the astral body has been made-has to pass through all these subdivisions in turn. It does not follow that every one is conscious in all of ... ... belongs. Take first the case of affection. The love which forms and retains such an image is a very powerful force-a force which is strong enough ... ... He learns them, or does not learn them, or partially learns them, as the case may be, during his schoolday of earth-life then he lays aside the ... ... Amidst all these infinite possibilities the pressure of the law of evolution tends to guide the man to precisely those which best suit his needs at ... ... the stream which now must bear him on to Adeptship in this present age, though it is still possible for him by his actions to hasten or delay his ...