Meher Baba

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Baba related that there are 56 incarnate God-realized souls on Earth at any given time. Of these souls there are always five who constitute the five Perfect Masters of their era. When one of the five Perfect Masters dies, according to Baba, another God-realized soul among the 56 would replaces him or her at once. The Avatar, according to Baba, is a special Perfect Master, the first soul to achieve God-realization. This soul, the original Perfect Master, or Ancient One, never ceases to incarnate. Baba indicated that this particular soul personifies the state of God called Vishnu in Hinduism and Parvardigar in Sufism, i.e. the sustainer or preserver state of God.


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George Mandler provided an extensive theoretical and empirical discussion of emotion as influenced by cognition, consciousness, and the autonomic nervous system in two books (Mind and Emotion, 1975, and Mind and Body: Psychology of Emotion and Stress, 1984) There are some theories on emotions arguing that cognitive activity in the form of judgments, evaluations, or thoughts are necessary in order for an emotion to occur. A prominent philosophical exponent is Robert C. Solomon (for example, The Passions, Emotions and the Meaning of Life, 1993). Solomon claims that emotions are judgments.

The Psychology of the Occult

The Psychology of the Occult is a 1952 skeptical book on the paranormal by psychologist D. H. Rawcliffe. It was later published as Illusions and Delusions of the Supernatural and the Occult (1959) and Occult and Supernatural Phenomena (1988) by Dover Publications. Biologist Julian Huxley wrote a foreword to the book.

Princeton University Press

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Princeton University Press is an independent publisher with close connections to Princeton University. Its mission is to disseminate scholarship within academia and society at large.

Religious cosmology

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The highest goal is to visualize the cosmos as a book of symbols for meditation and contemplation for spiritual upliftment or as a prison from which the human soul must escape to attain true freedom in the spiritual journey to God. Below here there are some other citations from the Quran on cosmology. "And the heavens We constructed with strength, and indeed, We are [its] expander." 51:47 Sahih International "Do not the unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before We clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe?"

Causal body

In Blavatsky's synthesis of eastern philosophy with western esotericism, the union of the higher Manas with the Buddhi (i.e. the essential nature of the fifth, along with the sixth, of the seven principles) is referred to as the Causal Body (Blavatsky, Key to Theosophy, pp. 121, 174). This higher principle is contrasted with the lower, the Kama-Manas, which is the seat of lower passions. In the Theosophy of Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater, the "Causal Body" refers not to the "Buddhi-Manas" but to Blavatsky's "Higher Manas" alone. This is also referred to as the "Higher Mental", "Abstract Mind" (as opposed to Lower Mental or "Concrete Mind"), or "Causal Body".

Thelemic mysticism

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The most glorious experience on the Astral plane, let it dazzle and thrill as it may, is not necessarily in accordance with the True Will of the seer; if not, though it be never so true objectively, it is not true for him, because not useful for him. The Body of Light is more important than simply for astral travel—it is the storehouse of all experiences.


Buddhist meditation has also influenced Western Psychology, especially through the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in 1979. The modernized concept of mindfulness (based on the Buddhist term sati) and related meditative practices has in turn led to several mindfulness based therapies. There are many schools and styles of meditation within Hinduism. In pre-modern and traditional Hindu religions, Yoga and Dhyana are done to realize union of one's eternal self or soul, one's ātman. In some Hindu traditions, such as Advaita Vedanta this is equated with the omnipresent and non-dual Brahman.


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But as a divine mind, Intellect has a complete grasp of all its moments in one act of thought. For this reason, Intellect is outside of Time. Intellect as the second principle also gives rise to individual intellects, which hold various places within Proclus's cosmos. In terms of his sources, Intellect is like taking the Platonic Forms and placing them in the self-thinking thought which is Aristotle's Unmoved Mover. Soul (Psyche) is produced by Intellect, and so is the third principle in the Neoplatonic system. It is a mind, like Intellect, but it does not grasp all of its own content as one.


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Paramahansa Yogananda in his book God Talks With Arjuna: The Bhagavad Gita states: "At the command of the yogi in deep meditation, this creative force turns inward and flows back to its source in the thousand-petaled lotus, revealing the resplendent inner world of the divine forces and consciousness of the soul and spirit. Yoga refers to this power flowing from the coccyx to spirit as the awakened kundalini."


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The term spirit means "animating or vital principle in man and animals". It is derived from the Old French espirit, which comes from the Latin word spiritus (soul, courage, vigor, breath) and is related to spirare (to breathe). In the Vulgate the Latin word spiritus is used to translate the Greek pneuma and Hebrew ruah. The term "spiritual", matters "concerning the spirit", is derived from Old French spirituel (12c.), which is derived from Latin spiritualis, which comes from spiritus or "spirit". The term "spirituality" is derived from Middle French spiritualité, from Late Latin "spiritualitatem" (nominative spiritualitas), which is also derived from Latin spiritualis.

Somnium Scipionis

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Then the climatic belts of the earth are observed, from the snow fields to the deserts, and there is discussion of the nature of the Divine, the soul and virtue, from the Stoic point of view. The tale is modelled on "The Myth of Er" in Plato's Republic. Although the story of Er records a near-death experience, while the journey of Scipio's "disembodied soul" takes place in a dream, both give examples of belief in astral projection. The literary and philosophical influence of the Somnium was great. Macrobius' Commentary upon Scipio's Dream was known to the sixth-century philosopher Boethius, and was later valued throughout the Middle Ages as a primer of cosmology.

Esoteric Buddhism (book)

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This work has been translated into several European languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian. 1) Esoteric Teachers. 2) The Constitution of Man. 3) The Planetary Chain. 4) The World Periods. 5) Devachan. 6) Kama Loca. 7) The Human Tide-Wave. 8) The Progress of Humanity. 9) Buddha. 10) Nirvana. 11) The Universe. 12) The Doctrine Reviewed. 1) The Physical Body (Rūpa). 2) Vitality (Prana, or Jiva). 3) Astral Body (Linga Sharira). 4) Animal Soul (Kāma Rūpa). 5) Human Soul (Manas). 6) Spiritual Soul (Buddhi). 7) Spirit (Ātma). Buddhism and Theosophy. Incidents in the Life of Madame Blavatsky. "Is Theosophy a Religion?". Mahatma Letters. "The Esoteric Character of the Gospels".

Theosophical mysticism

. 2) Astral (later called etheric). 3) Prana (or vital). 4) Kama (animal soul). 5) Manas (mind, or human soul). 6) Buddhi (spiritual soul). 7) Atma (Spirit or Self).

Jack Parsons (rocket engineer)

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Following his apparent success in doing so, Parsons recounted having an out-of-body experience invoked by Babalon, who astrally transported him to the biblical City of Chorazin, an experience he referred to as a "Black Pilgrimage". Accompanying Parsons' "Oath of the Abyss" was his own "Oath of the AntiChrist", which was witnessed by Wilfred Talbot Smith. In this oath, Parsons professed to embody an entity named Belarion Armillus Al Dajjal, the Antichrist "who am come to fulfill the law of the Beast 666 [Aleister Crowley]".


Astral projection. Out of body experience. Doppelgänger. Fetch (folklore). Soul. Chapter 1 Sugata naki maboroshi, pp. 11–36. Chapter 2 Hitodama kō, pp. 37–62. Chapter 3 Ikiryō no yūri, pp. 63–98. Chapter 4 Tamashī no wakare, pp. 100–125.

List of New Age topics

Out-of-body experience. Paradigm shift. Past life regression. Perception. Psi (parapsychology). Reincarnation. Soul travel. Subtle body. Automatic writing. Charismatics. Clairvoyance. Dreaming. Extrasensory perception. Indigo children. Levitation. Longevity. Mediumship. Oracles. Palmistry. Parapsychology. Psychokinesis. Remote viewing. Telepathy. Time travel. Atlantis. Avalon. Bermuda Triangle. Earth. Earth mysteries. Kun Lun Mountains. Lemuria (continent). Ley lines. Machu Picchu. Mount Kailash. Mu (lost continent). Portals. Shambhala. Shangri-La. Stonehenge. Alchemy. Astrology. Ceremonial magic. Chaos magic. Feng shui. Magic (paranormal). Magick. Numerology. Odic force. Sex magic. Tarot.


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Judaism teaches that "moach shalit al halev", the mind rules the heart. Humans can approach the Divine intellectually, through learning and behaving according to the Divine Will as enclothed in the Torah, and use that deep logical understanding to elicit and guide emotional arousal during prayer. Christianity has tended to see the mind as distinct from the soul (Greek nous) and sometimes further distinguished from the spirit. Western esoteric traditions sometimes refer to a mental body that exists on a plane other than the physical. Hinduism's various philosophical schools have debated whether the human soul (Sanskrit atman) is distinct from, or identical to, Brahman, the divine reality.

Hereward Carrington

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Carrington kept extensive records of his research and investigations, and corresponded with notable figures of the day including Israel Regardie, Nandor Fodor, Aleister Crowley and one of the earliest pioneers in the field of astral projection, Sylvan Muldoon, with whom he co-authored three books, including The Projection of the Astral Body (1929) and The Phenomena of Astral Projection (1951). A large collection of his writings and correspondence is held by Heidieh Croce, the heir to Marie Carrington's estate, as well as the Princeton University library. He can be heard as a contestant on 7 October 1953 radio edition of You Bet Your Life.