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Franz Hartmann MD Magic, White and Black

The Science of Finite and Infinite Life

(1888) 4th edition

Franz Hartmann, MD

Contents

The meaning of "Magic" -- The Life principle -- Man's spiritual nature -- Magicians and mediums -- Man and the universe -- The inner world -- God, science, religion, superstition -- Mystic and mysticism -- Truth and fiction -- The Bible allegories -- Soul -knowledge and brain-speculation -- Self-knowledge and theories -- Realisation by experience -- Selfishness -- The false Egos -- Elementals -- Spiritual germs and their growth -- Asceticism -- Visionaries and dreamers -- The wisdom religion -- The "sons of darkness" and the "children of light" -- Spiritual evolution

The ideal self -- Realisation of ideals -- Truth -- Meditation -- Prayer -- God prays to himself -- Interior revelation -- The universal ideal -- Christianity -- Theosophists -- Identity of revelations -- Perception of truth -- Self-control -- Intuition and logical inferences -- The Adepts -- False science -- Nature -- Medicine of the future -- Faith is spiritual knowledge -- Mind-substance -- Invisible beings -- Object of life and its necessities -- Alchemy

Primordial essence -- The abstract ideas -- Character and purpose -- Reincarnation -- The Ego -- Self-consciousness before and after death -- The spiritual man -- Relative existence -- Unreality of external appearances -- Matter and motion -- Consciousness -- Objective and subjective existence -- The unknown One -- Imagination -- Perception -- The "Fall" -- Creation -- The inner senses -- States of mind -- -Dualism -- God and idols

Creation of forms -- Spirit -- Soul -- Matter -- The seven principles -- The four planes of existence -- The "resurrection of the flesh" -- Spheres and auras -- Psychic emanations -- Physical and astral forms -- Elementaries -- "Materialisations" -- Necromancy -- "Doubles" -- Wraiths -- Apparitions -- Ghosts -- Spirits of nature -- Gnomes -- Sylphs -- Undives -- Salamanders -- Spiritual beings -- Planetary spirits -- Emotions and their origin -- Organisation of forms on the various planes -- Daemons Obsession -- Spirits of music -- The Creator and his creatures -- Witchcraft -- Astral appearances -- Spiritism -- Spooks -- Spirits of the "dead" -- Devas -- Unconscious exercise of magic power -- Protection against evil spells

The will and the life -- Expression of character -- Chiromancy -- Psychometry -- Reincarnation of soul -- Individuality -- Indifferentiation of form and of character -- Change of character -- Individuality -- Change of purpose -- The ideal realises itself -- -Spirituality -- Delusion of separatedness -- Isolation -- Vampires -- Incubi and succubi -- Elementaries -- "Killing out" passions -- Change of desires -- The dreamer and the realist -- Life transfer -- Suspension of life -- Evolution -- The Elixir of Life

Harmony -- The music of the spheres -- Spirituality and scientific curiosity -- Unity of the Law -- Variety of forms -- Karma -- Accords and discords -- Numbers -- Number One -- Periodicity -- Magic Squares -- Number Seven -- Love and life -- Man and woman -- The true marriage-Humanity and divinity -- Induction -- Food for the physical body -- Nutriment of the soul -- "Sin" Suffering and its necessity -- Experience -- Purification -- The spiritual organism -- Adoration -- Meditation -- Efficacy of "prayer" -- Illumination

Imagination -- Two worlds -- The Dwellers of the Threshold -- Reason and Truth -- Illusions and appearances -- Prostitution of principles -- Starvation of soul -- "Self" -- Money -- Possession -- "Love" -- Celibacy -- Life an illusion -- Science -- Intellectuality without spirituality -- Ambition -- Power -- Fame -- Authority -- Fear -- Doubt -- Remorse -- Sins -- The "Lamb" -- Obedience -- Reason -- Passive imagination -- Visions -- Artificial means for inducing hallucinations -- Fumigations -- Magic mirrors -- Fortune-telling -- Meditation -- Exercise of the will -- "Mesmerism" and "hypnotism" -- Unreality of illusions -- Mediumship -- Responsibility -- Power of the imagination -- States after death -- Materiality and density -- Heaven and hell -- Happiness

Mind -- Absolute and relative consciousness -- Realisation of existence -- Perception -- Development of the senses -- Light and darkness -- Resistance -- Astral Light -- Astral forms -- Haunted houses -- Sight and touch -- True self-consciousness -- Reason and reasoning -- Muscular consciousness -- Astral consciousness -- Obsessions -- Thought-body -- Apparitions -- Double consciousness -- Projection of the astral form -- The Kama Rupa -- Double memory -- The inner man -- Somnambulism and trance -- Two lives -- Two souls -- Two attractions -- Spiritual consciousness -- Wisdom -- Organisation -- Regeneration -- The spiritual body

Knowledge is life -- Ignorance is death -- Relative life and relative death -- Physical death -- Immortality -- Nirmaanakaayas -- Death is change -- God redeems himself -- Principles and forms -- Living corpses or shells -- Insanity -- Process of dying -- The astral form -- Letter from an Adept -- Kama loca -- Animal souls -- Heaven and hell -- Post-mortem consciousness -- Devachan -- The mystic death -- Spiritualism and spiritism -- Communications from the "departed" -- Conscious immortality -- Object of life -- Reincarnation -- Assuming a new body -- Shall we know each other after death? -- Degradation is death -- Black magic -- White magic -- Evolution -- Permanent love

Memory -- The Astral Light -- Impressions and temptations -- Responsibility -- Crimes -- Capital punishment -- Clairvoyance -- Seership -- Amulets -- The Mumia -- Mysterious powers of precious stones -- Action of drugs -- Primordial matter -- Single bodies of chemistry -- Transformation -- Will and imagination -- Alchemy in its three aspects -- Projection of thought -- Mental epidemics -- Receptivity -- Occult phenomena -- H. P. Blavatsky -- Controlling the thoughts -- The Master -- Wisdom -- Accumulation of energy -- Manifestations of consciousness -- Organisation required -- The divine Man -- The Redeemer

The great mystery -- Man -- Memory and forgetting -- Man the Creator of his world -- Self-made men -- Material and spiritual nature -- Cosmology -- Mythology -- Animal food -- Practical occultism -- Union -- Faith and doubt -- Action -- Development of will-power -- Experiences of life -- Truth and error -- Duty -- Knowledge -- Belief -- The "Path" -- Rules of life

Spirit and form -- Freedom -- Personality and individuality -- The permanent and the impermanent -- Hermes Trismegistus -- The Saviour -- The Lord -- The true baptism, forgiveness of sins, communion, marriage -- The true and universal church -- The "Son of Man" -- Birth of the Christ -- Biblical "history" -- Prayer -- The true Faith -- Soul knowledge -- Physical effects of regeneration -- Suffering -- The true Rosicrucians and their symbols -- Initiation -- Spiritual nutriment -- Ceremonies -- Jesus of Nazareth -- Redemption -- Allegories -- "Faust" -- Real knowledge -- Unselfishness -- Good and evil -- The unpardonable sin

Beauty beyond the power to describe it -- The spiritual Sun -- Divine Wisdom the realisation of Truth -- The Philosopher's Stone -- The Elixir of Life and Universal Panacea -- Magic power -- The Path -- To know -- Forbidden knowledge -- True knowledge -- To will -- Love the fountain of true knowledge -- Development of willpower -- To dare is obedience to the law -- Strengthening of self-will -- Fakirs -- Hatha yoga -- Philosophical and theosophical courage -- Self-sacrifice -- To be silent -- Jackob Boehme -- Raja yoga -- Instructions -- Symbols -- Language -- The threefold word -- The language of nature -- Universal language -- Thought, word, and action -- Mystic symbols -- The five-pointed star -- The double interlaced triangle -- The cross -- The Brothers of the golden and rosy cross -- The true cross -- The self realisation of Truth

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