Archetype of all potentiality The label given to those faculties on the Mind level. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 57.
Ardath Clear and free from feeling, emotional thinking. Mind which represents that level of consciousness, that state of consciousness, clear, Ardath. Practice of the Way p. 45 See Also Aarru, Garden of.
This state of consciousness of the individualized field, or the last differentiation in the cosmic process, is called the basic state of consciousness which becomes determinative respecting all subsequent states--acquired states, psychological states, feeling-desire-emotional-thinking states. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 7.
The centers of force through which and by means of which the creative process on all levels and in every respect is brought about. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 10.
Epitomized by man, in his awakening to Self-awareness portrays its every phase. Ibid p. 83. The way it functions (the cosmic process and every differentiation therein functions likewise according to the whole) ... life facts. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 37. God, the whole cosmic process. Ibid p. 49.
What Plato labeled the Good, we in SNO label the Power-to-be-Conscious ibid p. 143. The process whereby all differentiations, all states of Be-ing in lightergy are reflected in mattergy (energy-living matter configurations). Ibid p. 146.
The bounden duty which one owes to his ‘deeper’ or ‘higher’ Self. "The spirit of the Lord within his soul." The First Crossing p. 6 ff. That which precedes and supersedes all moral codes. The higher motivating force flowing from the intrinsic Self. Intrinsically each occupies or represents a point in a vast scheme of growth-development, a cosmic process and relative to t that point, the creative forces of the process itself operating in him which becomes a compulsion an urge which he must obey. Studies in Psychotherapy p.132. Bounden duty; function with respect to a given sphere or field; (Metros/Metron – mdw 5/01/10)work to do with respect to a given cycle. Natural Order Process (Vol 1) p.4. See Also Law of Individual Being.
Ego/ego Ego is a synonym for Monad. This egocentralizing force, sense, or tendency in the consciousness becomes the ego. Bible Lessons p. 99. (e)go is that sense of I-am-I-ness. Studies in Psychotherapy p.31. That sense of self identity within the frame of reference of identification of images appearing substantive. Ibid p. 47. The personality is only an abstraction from points of reference within the race psyche, oversoul or group field. Intensify that abstraction until the I-am-I sense that we label ego is developed. Ibid p.115.
Accomplishing this at-one-ness ibid p. 101. That dawning culminating in consciousness signalizes the First Crossing, e.g. the third and fourth levels of abstracting. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 3) p. 39. The movement of consciousness from its peripheral state to its Self sans state. Ibid (Vol 4) p. 69. The point where we cross over from the mentalized, private world into the Real World. Practice of the Way p. 91.
Inertia / inertial process Motion in consciousness in contrast to movement of consciousness. Any motion of consciousness is a conversion of the inertial state to the dynamic, expanding, extensional, etc. Unless the focal point of consciousness is Being, everything else is superfluous activity, no matter how fast the activities may be accelerated mentally, educationally and otherwise, it is an inertial system. Teachers Guide (Vol 4) p. 50. See Also Identity.
Ist Degree: That reorientation of consciousness, is seldom if ever known at the time. Before that, one can only function by neural senses; afterward, one begins to register wave-frequencies and function by response to vibrations, response to wave-frequency context of situation. Ibid p. 17-18.
2nd Degree: That point in development where one can raise his creative forces above the functional powers of the psychic-nature. He will have lifted his consciousness and the creative powers from the centers which function under the domination and control of the psychic-nature. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 110. One is still unconscious of the initiation, but begits a drive to be with others who have attained the 2nd or 3d degree and have a drive to get with one and read, study, talk, or just to be together because of the frequency harmonization that they crave. They lose interest in purely intellectualized, mentalized, forms of literature. One begins to be taught while out of his body. The Seven Initiations (lesson 2) p.19-20.
Third Degree: In full consciousness, he’s taken out of his body and to a company of higher ones. He sees them; they see him. But he will never see the face of the one taking him out for initiation. He is taken before one of the inner groups, inner orders, and there he is accepted, recognized, inducted into the order with the most solemn ceremony. Ibid p. 21 ff. Realization is reached after the creative energies have been directed from the psychic-nature to the Mind-level. A synthesizing process of these forces of the psychic-nature in the head centers now ensues. This represents a second phase in Self development; and those entering upon this work constitute a second group of disciples in the natural order process. One learns to effect transformation on the different levels of existence. He has effected control in the psychic nature and synthesized those forces in the head centers so as to prepare for conscious functioning on the Mind-level of the Master self. The Natural Order Process (Vol II) p. 110-111.
With attention focused upon the psychic centers, begin to breathe deeply. Gradually breathe air into your lungs until they are full — a full breath. Keeping your focus on one center, breathe air into your lungs while you visualize, imagine, realize you are charging the battery, you’re taking in energy. So we convert oxygen into fire by the breathing process. You are understandingly co-operating with the process now. Exhale slowly and gradually, and as you exhale feel that this center (Heart), is like a powerful searchlight that is shining in all directions, and that shining is breathing out love to all creation. Breathe it out to everything — not just someone.
Hold your focus as you do this. Gradually we bring the force up until we focus at the crown. The focusing at the crown awakens the power in the sacral center and the greater One awakens and comes in and turns you over into the Mind Level, into the Supernal Light. Self-Mastery Through Meditation p. 52-54. The object of this meditation practice is to get the pranic force to the crown center. Ibid p. 63.
Mind Level FORTY-FIRST SUTRA: When perturbations of the psychic-nature have been stilled, by directing its forces to the Mind-level, then consciousness in Mind-substance (like a pure crystal takes the color of that upon which it rests) assumes the characteristics of that with which it becomes identified, whether that be the perceiver, the activity of perceiving, or that perceived. The Natural Order Process (Vol II)
Today we find the consciousness of the average man immersed in identity with the activities of his psychic-nature; i.e., consciousness has been centered in the psychic-nature, called the psycho-logical self. In the traditional Wisdom Teaching, the psychic-nature has been likened to a looking-glass wherein are mirrored 'things' seen by the physical eyes, heard by the physical ears, etc.; and the forces whereby this is done are 'reflected' from the Mind-level of the real Self or individualized field. The Natural Order Process (Vol II)
Mental activities can be steadied, not by conscious exercise of human will, but by directing forces from the psychic-nature to the head centers. As facility in concentration develops or is gained, mental activities become quiet. Concentration in this respect means creating a steady flow of force through the head centers to the Mind-level. The Natural Order Process (Vol II)
THOSE CENTERS CANNOT BE ACTIVATED, MOTIVATED, AWAKENED AND QUICKENED EXCEPT BY THE POWER FROM THE MIND LEVEL, which we label the CHRISTOS. The Christos
Imagine a reflector so highly burnished that it reflects the slightest light. In such a manner the psychic light reflects the lowest level of Light’s Regions. The pure psychic light is very difficult to differentiate from the lowest level of Light’s Regions, the Mind level. It is only after one has developed the faculties of Mind level that he can know the difference between psychic light and the Mind level. To be unable to tell the difference between the reflection and that reflected is a common mistake and will be experienced many times. Functional Activities
This Be-ing on the Mind Level, called Atman by students of the Vedas, can also be called the real Ego, "I AM THAT I AM"; which means, of course, that intrinsic I AM, that indestructible Self. First Crossing
There is no way to avoid developing awareness of the various grades of the lower psychic-nature except remaining sound asleep. In order to make the Second Crossing over into the Noetic-Mind level, one must wake up from the sleep-walker state; as one awakens he first dreams before becoming fully awake. To know that the dreams belong to the psychic-nature, and on its lower levels, is to cross over this period with the minimum of delusional evaluation and therefore confusion. But to mistake the dream pictures for reality leads into a labyrinthian maze of stumbling and groping. Tree Of Life
When the picture, the image, in the consciousness of a given person is identified with the configurational world, with Malkuth the Kingdom, that state of identification forms the basis for a yardstick of values which we call the objective manifold of values. Ibid p. 58. The objective world. The aristotelian state of consciousness, when images ... pictures in the psychic consciousness appear substantive. Ibid p. 98. Only the outer representation of the objective self-conscious state on the part of the emergent Power-to-be-conscious from the inconscient Mother substance. Ibid p. 99.See Also Maya, Nether world.
The ensemble, the total content of the psychic self. We rebuild that personality every circuit, every time around in the palingenetic process. Practice of the Way p. 14. The combined qualities of the psychic nature. Ibid p. 73. That sense of separateness, I-Am-I-ness, that distinct feel of separateness, the state of consciousness we label the ego or the ego-sense. Teachers’s Guide (Vol 2) p. 5.
The psycho-logical processes which are the basis of all evaluations. Cosmology p. 17. The totality of that which is reflected, with its gunas or qualities to each sensation, feeling, desire, thought. A Description of the Psychic World p. 99.
We in the S.N.O. use the term psychic nature as a synonym for what the modern psychologists call the unconscious. Steps in Self Unfoldment p. 77.
The level upon which and individual’s personality pattern is developed. The First Crossing p. 14. "According to the New Cycle Gnosis, the referent for the word person equates and is synonymous with the ensemble of energy substances, each characterized by a specific quality in the individualizing consciousness; this ensemble we label the psychic nature." Ibid p. 32. "In our school we use the terms personality and psychic nature as synonyms for the ensemble of forces which motivate our functions - all our functions." Ibid p. 38. That total content of our consciousness, the psychic level is called the psychic nature or soul. Ibid p. 53.
That which is reflected constitutes the content of the psychic nature. This "content" is called the person, the personality pattern, the person in sense life, the little self in separation from his Greater Self, the intrinsic Power-to-be-conscious, etc. Ibid p. 87. Your whole realm of sensations, feelings, desirings, emotions, thinkings in varying mixtures and varying degrees. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 19. The ensemble of actions and reactions caused by values attributed to images-appearing-substantive which we call the objective world. Ibid p. 52.
The frequency synchronization that we label rapport and call love or desire is a process of registry and reflection. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 114.
Ordinary sleep is where the brain does not respond to any sense contacts. This is a withdrawal of the Master-self with its consciousness from the physical vehicle, when it may or may not function in other vehicles or on other levels.
Dream sleep is a withdrawal from the physical into either mental or psychic projection or into psychic or mental functions in the form of dreams. Unconscious / deep sleep wherein the Master-self is unawakened on his own level; a withdrawal into unconsciousness, while the etheric forces of the psychic-nature infold into the subjective state of the animal ... the infolding process. Sleep of the Ego, covers that part of human experience which dates form man’s first human incarnation until he "awakens" to a knowledge of himself as the Master-self.
Sleep of the ordinary medium wherein the etheric substance is partially extruded from the physical body and is likewise separated from the psychic body bringing in a condition of real danger.
Samadhi or sleep of the yogi. This is the result of the conscious scientific withdrawal of the Master-self from his lower sheaths in order to work on higher levels.
Nirmankayas sleep is described as a condition of such intense concentration and focusing of consciousness on the Atmic level that the outward-going consciousness is withdrawn not only form the levels of human endeavor, but likewise from the two lower levels (manas and buddhi) of the Master. Ibid p. 74. The infolding-unfolding process. Studies in Psychotherapy p. 82.
Space & Time The activity of self-awareness which is called time and substance in which the activity operates called space. Studies in Psychotherapy p.10.
World Mother Differentiated fields of energies having a universal character. The Natural Order Process (vol 2) p. 15. Nature. Teachers Guide (Vol 4) p. 27. The negative field, the genetrix. Practice of the Way p. 70.
That energy (configurated into forms (atoms, molecules, colloids, crystalloids, cells, etc.) In its total planetary ensemble. The substance with which the central Power-to-be-conscious clothes itself and functions on the levels determined by the gunas of the energy-substances incorporated in the configurations. Cosmology p. 55.