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Page 1 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 Vol. IX February,1957 No. 2 INTELLECT AND INTUITION By Lydia J. Schrader Gray Intellect, or the power of the mind organized Christian religion has also is by definition "a faculty of awareness - failed to explain more fully the nature of steadily expanded through our five the soul and its evolution. senses; the power of knowing or We are souls - seeking, ever understanding, by the use of our mental seeking - yearning for the truth. powers, or by the reasoning processes of What has caused our materialistic the mind." age? Is is not the lack of the spiritual The Edgar Cayce readings define element in our formal education? Some mind as "the active force in inanimate of us certainly feel that the real goal of objects - the spark or image of the education should lead into the spiritual Maker." It always manifests through one realm where mankind may be lifted or of the senses; just as the psychic force is raised out of the material or objective a manifestation of the soul and spirit. world, into the realm of the spirit where This mind of the senses is therefore higher and truer values are to be found. physical. Our modern educational system is Now we cannot speak of the mind the product of mass training of the without recognizing its threefold nature: human mind. But what about the soul, conscious, subconscious and which the Readings say is latent in all of superconscious yet all are aspects of the us? It, too, should have its mental one force. training, for training of the soul does In our educational system today, come through the mental activity, or great emphasis is placed upon the mind. Such training, as all know, comes intellectual faculties. The mind is through meditation. trained through its reasoning powers - Alice Bailey tells us, "Meditation is analysis and deduction - and this primarily a self-initiated process of produced knowledge and education - and calling forth the will." understanding. This new educational process wells up The subconscious is also from within; meditation is not imposed recognized by educators, physicians, from without. As an educational psychologists, and psychiatrists; but technique, it becomes a system of mind- very little about the superconscious is control leading us into an inner studied in our educational system. This awareness. is the reason why so many outstanding The Readings have stated that schools of metaphysical thought have mind is the factor which is in direct sprung up throughout the world. Our opposition to the will. Mind is the spark Page 2 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 of the Maker and is in control of the will. associate with - this is what your soul Mind is the factor governing the body becomes. This is the law.” contention between the physical and For if the mind dwells upon soul, and between the soul and spirit spiritual things, it follows that the mind within the individual. Mind, therefore, becomes what it has dwelt upon ... But if must direct the will of man, and will the mind dwells upon self-indulgence, must first be exercised by seeking a self-exaltation, selfishness in any form - higher level of consciousness, or then it has set itself at variance with the awareness. First Cause, the mind of God. From Alice Bailey we find another How many of us realize how often statement well worth our deep our minds dwell upon negative thoughts reflection: and negative attitudes? "The mind is a mechanism of which the In his book The Psychology of brain and nervous system are integral 'Man's Possible Evolution', P. D. parts It is an aspect of man, which in Ouspensky places the danger of negative many is responsive in one direction to emotions squarely before us. He says: the world of thought and affairs; but "One finds many dangerous effects in which could be equally responsive in the expression of negative emotions. The another world of subtle energies and of term 'negative emotions' means all spiritual beings." emotions of violence or depression: self In 'The Mind of Man' compiled by pity, anger, suspicion, fear, annoyance, Hugh Lynn Cayce, he suggest that the boredom, mistrust, jealousy, and so on. beauty and complexity of the conscious "These emotions are a terrible mind cannot be appreciated without phenomenon They occupy an enormous some knowledge of anatomy. He place in our lives. Of many people it is recommends 'The Machinery of The possible to say that all their lives are Body', by Anton Carlson, M.D., and regulated and controlled - and in the Victor Johnson, M.D.; and 'Man the end ruined - by negative emotions. At Unknown', by Alexis Carrel. You may the same time, negative emotions do not wish to make note of these for further play any useful part at all in our lives. study of man's complex mechanism- the They do not help our orientation; they mysteries of his energies and faculties, do not give us any knowledge; they do not guide us in any sensible manner. On Mind is the Builder the contrary, they spoil all our pleasures; We have this information from the they make life a burden to to us; and Readings: they very effectively prevent our possible “In the beginning, God created the development, because there is nothing heavens and the earth. How? The mind more mechanical in our life than of God moved; and matter and form negative emotions. came into being. Then mind, in God the "Negative emotions can never Father, is the builder. How much more come under our control. People who should mind be the builder in the think they can control their negative experience of those who have put on emotions and manifest them whenever Christ or God! For as he has given: 'Let they please, simply deceive themselves. that mind be in you which was in Christ' Negative emotions depend upon ... What you think - what you put your identification; if identification is mind to work upon, to live with to destroyed, sometimes they disappear. Page 3 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 "The strangest and most fantastic there must be a better mental and facts about negative emotions is that physical reaction. Do not consider so people actually worship them. I think much what others should do for you, or that for an ordinary mechanical man, to you; but more what you will do for, the most difficult thing to realize is that and toward others. And then realize that his own and other people's negative all of these must be constructive in their emotions have no value whatever, and nature." do not contain anything noble, anything Reading 294-183 explains the notion of beautiful or anything strong. In reality, constructive attitudes: negative emotions contain nothing but "Think no evil - speak no evil - weakness, and very often are the hear no evil! And as the truth flows like beginning of hysteria, insanity and a stream of life through the mind in all crime. The only good thing about them its phases, so the truth will purify and is, that being quite useless and rejuvenate the body." artificially created by imagination and We learn more about the action of identification, they can be destroyed emotions upon the physical body, from without any loss. And this is the only Reading #3246-P-1: chance of escape that man has." “Physical manifestations in the What is Ouspensky saying here? body are the result of the activity of Simply this: Until we identify our mind and soul upon those relationships negative emotions - study them - realize which exist between individuals and how they react upon the mind, body and conditions, or circumstances. Hate, soul - we will never destroy them, malice and jealousy bring physical Ouspensky states also: conditions in the physical body, as "Let us continue with the study of man, results; just as they do in a state or not only as an anatomical and nation. Change the thoughts and you physiological mechanism, but as a will change the effects upon the body! human being possessed of loves and Remember the Law - and the Law of the hates, urges and passions capable of Lord is perfect. By keeping the mental, disturbing his soul and his body.” spiritual and physical laws more in What is emotion? Woodworth's unison of purpose, a more perfect book on Psychology defines emotion as a balance is kept in the whole body." "moved or stirred-up state of mind." Then, to know ourself we must Then negative emotions would seem to study self - we must dare to "watch self be a moving or stirring up in directions pass by." For as another Reading puts it, contrary to man's best development and "As you contemplate - as you meditate growth. as you look within the mind: know that The Edgar Cayce readings agree the mind has many windows." There are with Ouspensky. Over and over again three aspects of the mind, or it might be attention was called to the effect of said there are many windows through negative emotions and attitudes upon which we may view the mind. the body, mind and soul. This was explained in Reading #1889: Three Windows of the Mind "Resentments, animosities, petty Three windows of the mind, or jealousies and the like must be three aspects of it, are the conscious, the eliminated as much as possible. If there subconscious and the superconscious. is to be a better physical force, then We have referred to the conscious mind Page 4 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 which is so well trained in our modern awareness in realms beyond the educational system What is the physical. subconscious mind ? The Readings state What are these impulses from the that: soul mind? Are they not that which we “The subconscious mind is that call intuition? Intuition functions which lies between soul and spirit forces through the soul mind, not through the within the entity. It reached more reasoning mind or the intellect. Why is thoroughly when the conscious mind or intuition so mysterious? It it not because physical body in subjugation to the soul it has nothing to do with our conscious forces. The subconscious mind an or reasoning mind? attribute of the soul. It is the mind of the The Readings gave this answer to soul. The subconscious mind is better a seeking soul, who questioned. You may known as the one which takes care of the find this, by the way, in the lecture, body-physical, mental, moral ... which it 'Edgar Cayce as I Knew Him,' in the new is not able to take care of itself. edition of 'Children of the New Age'. The subconscious is unconscious Here is the question: force. This may be seen in every nerve 'How can one know the Infinite?' end, in every muscular force. The Answer: "It is not by reason. The Infinite subconscious action may brought into is out of the realm of ordinary manifestation by the continued doing of reasoning. We can comprehend the certain acts in the physical plane, so that Infinite only by faculty in the psychic the body becomes unconscious of doing force, or soul force." what it does. For example, learning to Note that whenever the word drive a car. With our conscious mind we 'psychic' came through Mr. Cayce~ it learn the skill, and eventually driving was always followed by the phrase, "or becomes a subconscious act. soul force," for psychic means soul. To To summarize the activity of the continue the Reading: subconscious: the Readings state that "If we abuse our psychic faculties or if the subconscious mind is an attribute of we allow them to be ridiculed, then we the soul; it is the unconscious mind of build a barrier to prevent those faculties the physical body which controls the (latent within each individual) from natural functions of the body. It is also developing toward the Infinite.” related to the superconscious mind, the If we have a proper conception of mind the soul; and it acts as a channel the meaning of psychic, then we know it through which impulses come to the is a faculty which exists, has always physical body - from the soul mind existed and is ours by birthright, because we are sons and daughters of The Superconscious Mind God. We have the ability to make Now let us examine another association with the Spirit, for God is window of the mind, the spirit, and seem such to worship Him. superconscious. This, the Readings tell This ability to make association us, pertains to the spiritual entity in its with the spirit is another function of the entirety. It reawakes of the Universal, in mind - another window looking towards that it holds a higher concept of God's God! The association, of course, may be laws and their application. It is the mind made through daily meditation. which travels with the soul, in its Intuition is, then, another window. It is journeys through many states of true that many of us are more intuitive Page 5 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 than others; and no doubt this spiritual way. For God, the giver of all good and gift has been carried over from past perfect gifts, who metes to every soul its lives. For remember, all that man has companionship in its material activities built down through the ages is stored in - He guides and keeps those who, in the superconscious or soul mind, and in sincerity, seek to know His way, the glandular cells of his body. irrespective of other influence that may Here is a Reading which refers to be about the body. an Atlantean sojourn. The answer given “Hence, in thy governing, thy shows that this man may have earned guiding and thy guarding such forces or some special degree of intuition which powers which may arise and manifest he now manifests: through the body's activities: keep the Q—"Did the entity at that time develop body and mind and soul in attunement any psychic abilities?" with the spheres, of celestial forces, A—"He developed intuitive influences, rather than of earthly forces. Listen to which were the greater thought or that which is as the music of the spheres activity." - that voice which promises, 'Let others The Readings gave that the scoff, let others laugh. Know in self that Atlanteans were a 'thought-people'— He has promised to be thy God, thy those with intuitive ability. Hence our protector and help, in every time of interpretation is that the entity trouble.'” 255-L-2 developed then what is termed intuition, When you know, and do not know today. "At the mere mention of an how you know, accept what you know as incident or fact, the entity at your soul mind's guarding and guiding the present time often sees the end, you. For if we question our intuition, if without knowing just how he knows, or we try to reason with our mental without being able to give definite faculties - as the Readings have so often details. Most often it is correct." stated - we are causing a barrier which The faculty of intuition is so often prevents our latent faculties from misunderstood. Psychic, or soul forces developing. are so often misunderstood! Psychic There are many degrees of refers to the soul mind, or the soul body, intuition. Our hunches are perhaps a rather than to mental activities. Note the degree of it. You change your mind explanation in this Reading: suddenly for no reason at all. I Q - "Suggest how the entity may remember experiencing such a sudden train self at the present time, in the change of mind. I had planned to take study and use of this intuitive sense." take a certain train from Boston to New A - “Train intuition? How, then, York. Suddenly, I changed my plans. My would you train electricity . . . except as soul mind was guarding me. I did not to how it may be governed! Let self realize this at the time. The train I had adhere to those thoughts and activities planned to take was wrecked! of the mental mind as well as . . . of the So listen, and train yourself to body which allow spiritual truths to listen to the voice within. Do not come through! No, not train, but govern! question. That faculty of knowing and Govern by being sure that mind and feeling will grow; for it also must be body and all influences - do not develop recognized, then exercised. Through away from the ideals and purposes set intuition, the soul is guiding and before self. Then, do develop in such a directing the mind. For the mind Page 6 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 receives illumination from the soul, in mistrusts them." the form of ideas, or of intuitions which Dr. C. J. Jung concedes that convey exact and direct knowledge - and intuition is an extra-conscious mental often protection. process of which we are, from time to time, dimly aware. A Fourth Window Then how may we open, become We could logically call intuition more aware of this fourth window of the the fourth window of the mind, if the soul mind? The Readings said, you other three are the conscious, remember, that we cannot train subconscious and superconscious intuition but we can govern or control it. minds. Let me quote from 'Four And we can do this by living up to our Dimensional Vistas' by Claude Bragdon, ideals and purposes, day by day. To do in which he contrasts common sense this, we need daily meditation and with intuition: prayer, which link the conscious, the "Common sense, immersed in the soul minds and God. mere business of living, knows no more In the chapter on Meditation, in about life than a fish knows about water. 'the Search For God,' a way is given. It is The play of reason upon phenomena not the only way, but a safe way. dissects life. The pure logic of Meditation, then, is simply a way mathematics ignores life, leading away to enable man to become outwardly into cold, free regions of its own, Now what he is really in his inmost self. our desire for freedom is not to vibrate Meditation helps him identify himself in a vacuum, but to live more with his soul self, and not with his lower abundantly. Intuition deals with life or material self. Meditation unfolds his directly, and introduces us into life's reasoning consciousness towards the own domain: it is related to reason as opening of many other windows of the flame is related to heat. All of the great mind. discoveries in science, all of the great The poets have long known this: solutions in mathematics have been the Longfellow, Keats, Shelley, Whittier result of a flash of intuition, after long Emerson, Browning, Whitman – to brooding in the mind. Intuition mention a few. No better way could be illumines! found to sum up our thinking about "Intuition is therefore the light Intellect and Intuition than by quoting which must guide us into that Browning's beautiful words about truth. undiscovered country conceded by This is from his poem, Paracelsus: mathematics, questioned by science, Truth is within ourselves; it takes denied by common sense - the fourth no rise dimension." From outward things, whate'er Remember, we refered to this as you may believe the fourth window of the mind, and the There is an inmost centre in us all Reading said the mind has many Where truth abides in fulness; and windows ! around, And LeComte duNouy in 'Human Wall upon wall, the gross flesh Destiny' has this to say about intuition: hems it in . . . and to know “Action follows conviction, not Rather consists in opening out a knowledge. Man does not yet know all way the resources of his intuitions, and still Whence the imprisoned splendor Page 7 The SEARCHLIGHT February, 1957 may escape, Supposed to be without. Than in effecting entry for a light From The Readings VOCATIONAL ADVICE TO INTEGRATE PERSONALITY "As to astrological aspects: these worth while. are chosen with the desire and purpose "In this respect, also, there is a which come from honest seeking. Then lack of spiritual outlook, because of the we find Venus, Jupiter and Saturn all fright, or the fear of what other will being a helpful experience for the say ... in relationships to those around entity . . . but know that these are merely self and its spiritual life … indications, tendencies and trends "The entity, before this, was in the which would be well to follow at this French land ... and then was a musician, particular period of the experience. but was cut short in its effort because of "In Venus, we find musical talents associations. Thus in the present it is and abilities yet a demure, quiet and required that the entity first determine fearful individual. These traits arising, ., what she would like friendships and more from conditions experienced in the associations ... to mean and to be in the material plane, yet . . . these will require experience, from a spiritual approach to that the entity plan to make itself affable material activities. Then the entity in its acquaintances and in its desires to should set about to plan and to make be of actual service to others, as maybe just that for the experience of its friends indicated from the Jupiterian and associates - be they kinsmen, mere influences. Again, this may at times friends, or acquaintances. For those who seem to require a forwardness which is show themselves friendly have friends. so latent as to appear almost nil, at Those who make themselves loved are times. For the entity becomes self- lovely to others and thus companionship conscious. All the more reason, then, is sought." why the entity should lose itself in its Q-6 "What is my I.Q.?" work and in making for others what the A-6 "This would depend upon the entity would consider happy, joyful basis from which judged. It is sufficient experiences . . . For knowing and for all requirements, if you will only learning the spiritual law - applying it - apply yourself - first from the spiritual letting the mental dwell upon it - these and mental, then from the material will bring experiences of greater angle.” 2323-L-1 harmony. They will make the life more ΩΩΩΩΩΩΩ NOTE: This is a REPRINT of a former monthly publication of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, Inc.
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