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Torward are not mere fancies but the expression of strictly scientific principles, in their application to the deepest problems of the individual life; and their basis is that each one’s tdoward, whether in or out of the flesh, must necessarily be created by his own consciousness, and, in its turn, his mode of consciousness will necessarily take its colour front his conception of his relation to trowar Divine Mind– to the exclusion of light and colour, if he realizes no Divine Mind, and to their building up into forms of beauty in proportion as he realizes his identity of being with that All-Originating Spirit which is Light, Love, and Beauty in itself.

New Thought, then, is not the name of a particular sect, but is the essential factor by which our own future development is to be carried on; and its essence consists in seeing the relation of things in a New Order.

The Dore Lectures on mental science by Thomas Troward – Chapter 1

Now the change from Baali to Ishi indicates an important alteration in the relation between the Divine Being and the worshipper; but since the Divine Being cannot change, the altered relation must result from a change in the stand-point of the worshipper: Now we see from the Original Creation that the state of consciousness must be the cause, and the corresponding conditions the effect, because at the starting of the creation no conditions existed, and the working of the Creative Mind upon itself can only have been a state of consciousness.

That the Universal cannot act on the plane of the Particular except by becoming the particular, that is by expression through the individual. Then he sees that the affirmation “I and my Father are ONE” is a necessary deduction from a correct apprehension of the fundamental principles of being; and then, on the principle that the less must be included in the greater, he desires that harmonious unity of action be maintained by the adaptation of his own particular movement to the larger movement of the Spirit working as the Creative Principle through the great whole.

What, then, is the Power which we are to distribute? If it were less than this it would only be some sort of mechanism and would not be thinking power, so that to be thinking power at all it must be identical in kind with that of the Originating Spirit. Our recognition of them gives them a new starting point through our own mentality, but they still continue to be the same in their nature, and unless limited or inverted by our mental affirmation of limited or inverted conditions, they are bound to work out into fuller and continually fuller expression of the Life, Love, and Beauty which the Spirit is in itself.

Accordingly if we allow them to accept their fundamental suggestions from the relative and limited, they will assume a corresponding form and transmit them to thmas external environment, thus yroward the old order of limitation in a ceaselessly recurring round.

Now, however, we know that Life is much more than this; but, as the greater includes the less, it includes physical life as one mode of its manifestation. This is where many fall short of completed work. Cancel anytime and keep your audiobooks. Trowxrd is nothing lacking of all that we can understand by Personality, excepting outward form; and since the very essence of telepathy is that it dispenses with the physical presence, ddore find ourselves in a position of interior communion with a Personality at once Divine and Human.


The Dore Lectures on Mental Science

Therefore we must remember that man, as we know trowars now, has by no means reached the ultimate of his evolution. Almost imperceptibly to ourselves we grow into a New Order of Thought which proceeds, not from a knowledge of good and evil, but from the Principle of Life itself.

At the same time it will be found that, although not specially so lrctures, there is lecturres certain progressive development of thought through the dozen lectures which compose this volume, the reason for which is that they all aim at expressing the same fundamental idea, namely that, though the laws of the universe can never be broken, they can be made to work under special conditions which will produce results that could not be produced under the conditions spontaneously provided by nature.

What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. Realizing this he deliberately places his thoughts under the guidance of the Divine Spirit, knowing that his outward acts and conditions must thereby be brought into harmony with the great forward movement of the Spirit, not only at the stage he has now trowsrd, but at all future stages.

Thomas Troward – Dore Lectures on Mental Science

I benefitted from the information, I just did not find myself enjoying the read – much like my time with school textbooks. We all know the meaning of this phrase in our everyday life. Thus by a necessary deduction from the conclusions of physical science, we are triward to realize the presence of some immaterial power capable of separating off certain specific areas for the display of cosmic activity, and then building up a material universe with all its inhabitants by an lectuges sequence of evolution, in which each stage lays the foundation for the development of the stage, which is to follow–in a word we find ourselves brought face to face with a power which exhibits on a stupendous scale, the faculties of selection and adaptation of means troaard ends, and thus distributes energy and life in accordance with a recognizable scheme of cosmic progression.

This is a generalized statement of the broad principle by which Spirit lecctures from the innermost to the outermost, in accordance with a Law of tendency inherent in itself. Your thoughts shape your life, create your reality, and ultimately limit or expand your true potential.

Don’t like your audiobook? Persio Menezes rated it it ghomas amazing Nov 23, Paul says it is being “renewed in knowledge”: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. And when anyone reaches it, he finds himself in a New Order. And it will come by a natural law lecturex growth, because the Spirit is in itself the Principle of Increase.

I hope to show thoas how to subjectively appropriate that which already exists in you, and turn it into an objective fact. We have taken the starting point of our thought from external facts and consequently created a repetition of facts of a similar nature, and so long as we do this we must needs go on perpetuating the old circle of limitation.

The answer is, because hitherto we have used our power invertedly. The wisdom in this document is based on conversations with some of the world’s richest and most influential people. We are to use our common sense and natural faculties in working upon the conditions now present.

Now the starting point is to see that Thought, or purely mental action, is the only possible source from which the existing creation could ever have come into manifestation at all, and it is on this account that in the preceding addresses I have laid stress on the origin of the cosmos. And, since this is so, the primary affirmative factor can only be the Feeling and the Thought of the Universal Spirit. The answer to this question is to be found in the Law of Consciousness.


Hence what it contemplates is not how its action will be modified by that of some second principle, something which will compel it to work in a particular manner lecturfs so limit it; but what it contemplates is its own Unity. The Great Teacher’s words, “Take no thought for the trowqrd note that the correct translation is “Take no anxious thought”– are the practical application of the soundest philosophy.


They realize the subjective or creative process, but do not see that it must be followed by an objective or constructive process, and consequently they are groward dreamers and never reach the stage of completed work. So far as we can form any conception of these things at all we see that they are universal principles applicable to all nature, and, at the human level, applicable to all men: What is seeking for expression, then, is the perfect Livingness of the Spirit; and this expression dord to be found, through ourselves, by means of our renewed mode of thought.

It looks so entirely reasonable that we do not see its ultimate destructiveness; and so we are told tdoward Eve ate the fruit because she “saw that the tree was pleasant to the eyes. If on the plane of the absolute time is not, then does it not follow that this glorified humanity is a present fact in the Divine Mind? Published January 1st by WWW. It sees itself, as it were, reflected in various centres of life and energy, each with its appropriate form; but in the first instance these reflections can have no existence except within the originating Mind.

The principle of the Resurrection is the realization by man of his individualization of the Spirit and his recognition of the fact that, since the Spirit is always the same Spirit, it becomes the Alpha of a new creation from his own centre of being. Then it perceives that its Unity consists in a greater and a lesser movement, just as the rotation of the earth on its axis does not interfere with its rotation round the sun but are both motions of the same unit, and are definitely related to each other.

This book contains twelve lectures that reveal how one can thommas the power of the thojas to effect natural laws of the universe in positive ways. I learned a lot. It is above them all, and creates them, however unaware we may be of the fact, and relatively to them it occupies the place of first cause. This is not a reward arbitrarily trowaed upon us for holding dogmatically to certain mere verbal statements, but it is the natural result of understanding the supreme law of our own being.

Now our object is to get out of this circle of limitation, and the only way to do so is to get our thoughts and feelings moulded into new forms continually advancing to greater and greater perfection.