Magic, White and Black Franz Hartmann MD

The Science of Finite and Infinite Life

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(1888) 4th edition

Franz Hartmann, MD

Contents

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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 PathTo 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

For Those Who Desire to Follow the Practical Way


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