DREAMING WHILE AWAKE PRACTICES

This simple dreaming while awake practice pulls the unconscious mind into the realm of the conscious mind. Meditate with a partner at dusk or in a low light situation with your eyes open. Look into each other’s eyes for a long period of time while blanking your mind. Let your eyes be slightly soft focused and see. Allow any change in your vision to occur naturally. Be aware of the entire peripheral area and notice the highlights and shadows intensify. The face may disappear all together, or may change to other faces. Whatever you see, there is nothing to fear. A variation of this practice is to stare in a mirror in a low light situation. Another practice is to meditate facing someone, with your eyes closed. Allow yourself to be pulled to one of their chakras. Now allow an image to appear that has meaning to the person. […] Read More

1881: The Bright Spot Of Light

Madame, – In the last issue of your valuable journal, a member of the New York Theosophical Society seeks to be enlightened as to the cause of a bright spot of light which he has often seen. I also am equally curious to have an explanation. I attribute it to the highest concentration of the soul. As soon as I place myself in that prescribed attitude, suddenly a bright spot appears before me which fills my heart with delight, this being regarded as a special sign by the Indian devotee that he is in the right path, leading to ultimate success in the Yoga practice, that he is blessed by the special grace of the Almighty. One evening, sitting on the ground cross-legged, in that state of concentration when the soul soars into high regions, I was blessed with a shower of flowers – a most brilliant sight, which […] Read More

The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali

An Interpretation by WILLIAM Q. JUDGE Assisted by JAMES HENDERSON CONNELLY Originally published 1889. Theosophical University Press electronic version ISBN 1-55700-122-7. Due to current limitations in the ASCII character set, and for ease of searching, no diacritical marks appear in this electronic version of the text. DEDICATION This Book is Laid upon the Altar of Masters’ Cause, and is Dedicated to Their Servant H. P. Blavatsky. All concern for its Fruits or Results is Abandoned: They are left in Charge of Karma and the Members of the Theosophical Society. CONTENTS Preface The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali (68K) Book 1: Concentration Book 2: Means of Concentration Book 3 Book 4: The Essential Nature of Isolation TUP Online Menu Theosophical University Press, publishing and distributing quality theosophical literature since 1886: PO Box C, Pasadena, CA 91109-7107 USA; e-mail: tupress@theosociety.org; voice: (626) 798-3378; fax: (626) 798-4749. Free printed catalog available on request. […] Read More