Glossary of Terms

ARCHETYPE: A pattern of creation. Archetypes are found at the abstract levels of the mental plane and are used by the Higher Self as it creates the personality, its destiny, and its behavior. They are also the source of creative inspiration. ASHRAM: A place for...

Chapter 20

The Western Tradition Momentum For The Future Human consciousness does not remain the same, century after century. It evolves. And as it evolves, civilization, society, the sciences, and human culture change, too. They become more powerful, more enlightened. The...

Herman’s Benediction

The buzz of our keyboards had died down. We had turned our minds to other tasks – editing, polishing, and preparing the manuscript for publication. But there was something portentous in the air. We scratched our heads. Herman reappeared. “Good job, boys!” the...

Chapter 19

Problems in Meditation Understanding Problems In every aspect of life, from growing up to pursuing a career, we encounter problems. Meditation is no exception. There will be triumphs, but there will also be disappointments. There will be moments of breakthrough, but...

Chapter 18

Aids to Meditation Helpful Practices Pen and paper are valuable aids to a writer. A computer with word processing capacity is an even better one. But the act of writing has little to do with either scribbling on paper or typing on a computer. The act of writing occurs...

Chapter 17

Group Meditations The Group Format Meditation is primarily an individual endeavor – the process of establishing, nurturing, and expanding contact between the Higher Self and the personality. Most of the activity of meditation is therefore pursued in the privacy...

Chapter 16

Meditating to Help Others Radiating Light Active Meditation is also effective for helping other people and society. The same principles of Active Meditation which are so effective in promoting personal growth can also be used to help others. The influence of the...

Chapter 15

The Evolution of Consciousness Stimulating Growth It is always heartbreaking to hear the story of individuals who begins a long and promising journey, but never arrives at their destination. We have all known of young, bright people who embark on an ambitious course...

Herman Sets The Record Straight

Always ready to take our own advice, we decided it was time to review how the book was progressing. “Do you suppose we’re giving people too much to digest?” Bob wondered. “I don’t know,” Carl replied, “but I am beginning to appreciate why some people are attracted to...

Chapter 14

Grounding the Life of the Higher Self Grounding Each human being is designed to be a single, integrated self. We are not meant to have one self which meditates and one self which is busy and active in daily life. For the sake of clarity, we speak of the parent within...
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