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A Study in Consciousness
A Study in Consciousness

A Study in Consciousness

by Annie Besant

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English

Publisher

Theosophical Publishing

ISBN

9788170595519 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 347

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Paperback

Annie Besant

Author: Annie Besant
Publisher: Theosophical Publishing
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 347
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788170595519

Description

This book is intended as an aid to readers in their study of the growth and development of consciousness, offering hints and suggestions which may prove serviceable to them.

CONTENTS:

The Preparation of the Field / Consciousness / The peopling of the Field / The Permanent Atom / Group Souls / Unity of Consciousness / The Mechanism of Consciousness / First Human Steps / Consciousness and self-consciousness / Human States of Consciousness / The Monad at Work / The Nature of memory / The Will to Live / Desire / Emotion / The Will + Index

Contents

PART I
CONSCIOUSNESS
INTRODUCTION
1. Origins
2. Origination of Monads

CHAPTER I
THE PREPARATION OF THE FIELD
1. The Formation of the Atom
2. Spirit-Matter
3. The Sub-Planes
4. The Five-Planes

CHAPTER II
CONSCIOUSNESS
1. The Meaning of the Word
2. The Monads

CHAPTER III
THE PEOPLING OF THE FIELD
1. The Coming forth of the Monads
2. The Weaving
3. The Seven Streams
4. The Shining Ones

CHAPTER IV
THE PERMANENT ATOM
1. The Attaching of the Atoms
2. The Web of Life
3. The Choosing of the Permanent Atoms
4. The Use of the Permanent Atoms
5. Monadic Action on the Permanent Atoms

CHAPTER V
GROUPS-SOULS
1. The Meaning of the Term
2. The Division of the Group-Soul

CHAPTER VI
UNITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS
1. Consciousness a Unit
2. Unity of Physical Consciousness
3. The Meaning of Physical consciousness

CHAPTER VII
THE MECHANISM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
1. The Development of the Mechanism
2. The Astral or Desire Body
3. Correspondence in Root-Races

CHAPTER VIII
FIRST HUMAN STEPS
1. The Third Life-Wave
2. Human Development
3. Incongruous Souls and Bodies
4. Dawn of consciousness on the Astral plane

CHAPTER IX
CONSCIOUSNESS AND SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
1. Consciousness
2. Self-Consciousness
3. Real and Unreal

CHAPTER X
HUMAN STATES OF CONSCIOUSNESS
1. The Subconsciousness
2. The Walking-Consciousness
3. The Superphysical Consciousness

CHAPTER XI
THE MONAD AT WORK
1. Building His Vehicles
2. An Evolving Man
3. The Pituitary Body and Pineal Gland
4. The Paths of Consciousness

CHAPTER XII
THE NATURE OF MEMORY
1. The Great Self and the Little Selves
2. Changes in the Vehicles and in Consciousness
3. Memories
4. What is Memory ?
5. Remembering and Forgetting
6. Attention
7. The One Consciousness

PART II
WILL, DESIRE, AND EMOTION

CHAPTER I
THE WILL TO LOVE

CHAPTER II
DESIRE
1. The Nature of Desire
2. The Awakening of Desire
3. The Relation of Desire to Thought
4. Desire, Thought. Action
5. The Binding Nature of Desire
6. The Breaking of the Bonds

CHAPTER III
DESIRE (Contd.)
1. The Vehicle of Desire
2. The Conflict of Desire and Thought
3. The value of an Ideal
4. The Purification of Desire

CHAPTER IV
EMOTION
1. The Birth of Emotion
2. The play of Emotion in the Family
3. The Birth of Virtues
4. Right and Wrong
5. Virtue and bliss
6. The Transmutation of Emotions into Virtues and Vices
7. Application of the Theory of Conduct
8. The Uses of Emotion

CHAPTER V
EMOTION (Contd.)
1. The Training of Emotion
2. The Distorting Force of Emotion
3. Methods of Ruling of Emotions
4. The Using of Emotion
5. The Value of Emotion in Evolution

CHAPTER VU
THE WILL
1. The Will Winning Its Freedom
2. Why So Much Struggle ?
3. The Power of the Will
4. White and Black Magic
5. Entering into Peace

Index

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