The Theory of Celestial Influence

Author: Rodney Collin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543909604

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 503

View: 8076

“... As above, so below...” Hermes Trismegistus, The Emerald Tablet Rodney Collin explores in this text, man’s ‘relation to the universe’ as experienced by a ‘different kind of mind, in a different state of consciousness.’ Influenced by P.D. Ouspensky and G.I. Gurdjieff, promulgators of the esoteric doctrine the Fourth Way, Collin examines how modern scientific discoveries in diverse fields such as physics, human physiology, chemistry and astronomy can be united and reconciled with traditional esoteric teachings. The way we see ourselves and our place in the universe can only be realized ‘by a mind which had itself become unified;’ harmonizing the conflict between our rational and imaginative minds.

The Theory Of Celestial Influence

Man, The Universe, and Cosmic Mystery

Author: Rodney Collin

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787200752

Category: Science

Page: 410

View: 3608

Originally published in 1954, The Theory of Celestial Influence is an exploration of the universe and man’s place in it. Drawing extensively on the teachings of Russian mathematician and esotericist P. D. Ouspensky and Greek-Armenian Esoteric doctrine teacher George Gurdjieff, author Rodney Collins examines 20th century scientific discoveries and attempts to unite astronomy, physics, chemistry, human physiology and world history with his own version of planetary influences. He concludes that the driving force behind everything is neither procreation nor survival, but expansion of awareness. Collin sets out to reconcile the considerable contradictions of the rational and imaginative minds and of the ways we see the external world versus our inner selves.

The Theory of Conscious Harmony

Essential Reading For LightWorkers & Mystics. The Fourth Way.

Author: Rodney Collin

Publisher: SunGazer Publishing

ISBN: 1537893807

Category: Religion

Page: 283

View: 8962

Collin was a student of P.D. Ouspensky and was with him from 1936 until Ouspensky’s death in October of 1947. The biographical note explains that the experiences Collin went through at the time of Ouspensky death “Profoundly affected his whole being.” Collin gained a perception of what and where his work was to be. For a period he remained in London and began writing “The Theory of Celestial Influence.” In June of 1948 he went to New York, en-route to Mexico—the place where he felt he was to begin his work. By 1949 he had moved to the outskirts of Mexico City and began translating of Mr. Ouspensky’s books into Spanish. In the book, Collin challenges the reader to penetrate one’s inner world by working to achieve unity and harmony, with the ultimate aim of escaping time. Collin writes, “In all experiments and efforts and disappointments, we must never forget the idea of self-remembering. No matter whether one is scientifically or mystically inclined, or whether one finds oneself mired in one’s old life or in the middle of quite new experiences, this provides one’s compass. This will show the direction in which to go and prevent one from ever becoming lost.” The book was compiled by his wife, Janet Collin, following Collin’s sudden death in May, 1956. He had climbed 98 steps up a church tower and suffered a heart attack, hit his head on the tower and fell to his death in the town square in Cuzco, Peru while visiting work groups he had helped establish in South America. Luckily, Collin had kept copies of his letters he had written over the years to people all over the world. “Conscious Harmony” is an emotional vignette drawing on key points related to the work in answer to individual’s queries and notes to him from 1944 to 1956. Janet Collin compiled these and edited notes to create 35 different selections of major work ideas. Of particular note is the quality of positiveness that marks his writing throughout. “There is so much to do in preparation for the future, so many different fields in which harmony must come, and all by means of ordinary everyday men like ourselves...In individual men, harmony among functions; harmony between body, soul and spirit; harmony among its different members, harmony between its leader and its origin; in the great esoteric impulse launched through Gurdjieff and Ouspensky, harmony among all lines and groups; harmony between them, their founders and God; in the world, harmony among all branches of knowledge, all peoples, all esoteric lines,”

Planetary Types

The Science of Celestial Influence

Author: Anthony Cartledge,A. T. Mann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906834036

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 254

View: 6623

Do you believe in astrology? This ancient art has persisted as a tool of self-discovery for thousands of years, yet has not fared well under the unforgiving scrutiny of science. In Planetary Types: The Science of Celestial Influence, author Tony Cartledge charts a unique course between the true believers and the hard-core sceptics, to try and determine, once and for all, whether the planets influence human life. Tony Cartledge is an author and researcher and has published articles with WellBeing International, Conscious Living, and other magazines and web sites within the alternative fields. He is a features writer and sub-editor and writer for his local newspaper and lives in Queensland, Australia. A.T. Mann is a leading astrologer and author of many books including The Round Art of Astrology and Life Time Astrology.

The Mirror Of Light

Author: Rodney Collin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 132697646X

Category: Religion

Page: 44

View: 9600

Written in 1955, by a mystic who fully understood The Fourth Way. The contents of this book was way ahead Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle and only now is it being fully understood. The Mirror of Light - From the Notebooks of Rodney Collin. -We live our life in a mirror; everything is reversed. When we see a scene it is received in the brain reversed. The rays go out, cross and are received in reverse. Reality exists in the place where the two lines cross, if we can find it. The same takes place in our thoughts; we think that cause is effect and effect, cause. For us, the physical is more real than the spiritual. That which our senses perceive we call objective, while all that is imperceptible to our physical senses we call unreal or imaginary. We think sowing and reaping are essentially different and fail to understand that they are the same. We regard birth and death as antitheses and have altogether forgotten that to die is to be born.

An Evolutionary Theory of Economic Change

Author: Richard R. Nelson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674041431

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 454

View: 2479

This book contains the most sustained and serious attack on mainstream, neoclassical economics in more than forty years. Nelson and Winter focus their critique on the basic question of how firms and industries change overtime. They marshal significant objections to the fundamental neoclassical assumptions of profit maximization and market equilibrium, which they find ineffective in the analysis of technological innovation and the dynamics of competition among firms. To replace these assumptions, they borrow from biology the concept of natural selection to construct a precise and detailed evolutionary theory of business behavior. They grant that films are motivated by profit and engage in search for ways of improving profits, but they do not consider them to be profit maximizing. Likewise, they emphasize the tendency for the more profitable firms to drive the less profitable ones out of business, but they do not focus their analysis on hypothetical states of industry equilibrium. The results of their new paradigm and analytical framework are impressive. Not only have they been able to develop more coherent and powerful models of competitive firm dynamics under conditions of growth and technological change, but their approach is compatible with findings in psychology and other social sciences. Finally, their work has important implications for welfare economics and for government policy toward industry.

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

50th Anniversary Edition

Author: Thomas S. Kuhn

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226458148

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 7024

A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.

The Pathless Land

Author: Joyce Collin-Smith

Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd

ISBN: 9780755200955

Category: Religion

Page: 232

View: 3037

The Pathless Land is the fruition of a lifetime's work emerging from the one who has herself emerged from the shadow of great spiritual masters. The tremendous range and depth of this work takes you through the spectrum of esoteric experience from Astrology to Zaphkiel. This is a classic text from a true master, one who has known and practised with the greatest gurus and enlightened teachers.

Shadows of Heaven

Gurdjieff and Toomer

Author: Paul Beekman Taylor

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609254063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 5750

A great deal of mystery surrounds G.I. Gurdjieff and "The Work." Today, many on the path of self-exploration find themselves drawn to the symbolism of the enneagram, and to Gurdjieff's other teachings. Gurdjieff was undeniably charismatic many famous and influential people lived in his "shadow," accepting his guidance while changing and transforming their lives. Shadows of Heaven focuses on the relationship between Gurdjieff and the poet-novelist Nathan Jean Toomer, from 1924 until Gurdjieff's death in 1949, as well as each man's relationship with Edith Annesley Taylor and her son Paul, the author of this book. Caught in the middle of this tense triad of interests was the English critic-publisher A.R. Orage, who was close to all three parties, and whose wife, Jessie, was Edith's best friend. Paul Taylor's unique life experience has made it possible for him to combine his mother's memoir's conversations between Toomer and Gurdjieff, and entries from Jessie Orage's diary into this fascinating book. It is probably the first to reveal something of Gurdjieff's "love life" with the mothers of his children. Several new descriptions of Gurdjieff's voyages with his pupils reveal aspects of Gurdjieff's character not documented elsewhere. Excerpts from Jessie Orage's diaries testify to the magnetic attraction Gurdjieff exercised over those he felt were viral to the dissemination of his ideas. With 16 pages of never-before published photographs, this book presents a fresh new picture of Gurdjieff and his teaching, adding to his legend a tangible humanity to which we can all relate.

Influences

Art, Optics, and Astrology in the Italian Renaissance

Author: Mary Quinlan-McGrath

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226922855

Category: Art

Page: 304

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Today few would think of astronomy and astrology as fields related to theology. Fewer still would know that physically absorbing planetary rays was once considered to have medical and psychological effects. But this was the understanding of light radiation held by certain natural philosophers of early modern Europe, and that, argues Mary Quinlan-McGrath, was why educated people of the Renaissance commissioned artworks centered on astrological themes and practices. Influences is the first book to reveal how important Renaissance artworks were designed to be not only beautiful but also—perhaps even primarily—functional. From the fresco cycles at Caprarola, to the Vatican’s Sala dei Pontefici, to the Villa Farnesina, these great works were commissioned to selectively capture and then transmit celestial radiation, influencing the bodies and minds of their audiences. Quinlan-McGrath examines the sophisticated logic behind these theories and practices and, along the way, sheds light on early creation theory; the relationship between astrology and natural theology; and the protochemistry, physics, and mathematics of rays. An original and intellectually stimulating study, Influences adds a new dimension to the understanding of aesthetics among Renaissance patrons and a new meaning to the seductive powers of art.

Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior

Author: Michel Gauquelin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9780943358239

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 319

View: 1742

Astrological theory implies a relation between vocation and birth horoscopes Dr Gauquelin discovered in studying the birth of 25,000 European professionals listed in Who's Who, that certain planets were found more frequently at the rising or culminating positions in the horoscope. For example, Mars ascended or culminated in the case of athletes with the probability against chance distribution ranging from 1 in 50,000 to 1 in 1,000,000. This work has been internationally recognised as the most important scientific support that Astrology has ever received. Dr Gauquelin has validated the existence of a correlation between the state of the solar system and human experience. Hans Eysenck, a scientist at the London University Institute of Psychiatry, has praised Dr Gauquelin's research. Whatever you think about Astrology, this book is a new and important view for sceptics, scientists and astrologers.

The Harmony of the World

Author: Johannes Kepler

Publisher: American Philosophical Society

ISBN: 9780871692092

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 549

View: 5957

The authors have presented and interpreted Johannes Kepler's Latin text to English readers by putting it into the kind of clear but earnest language they suppose Kepler would have used if he had been writing today.

The Theory of Eternal Life

Author: Rodney Collin

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543909612

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6100

Rodney Collin, in this text written one year after P.D. Ouspensky’s death, brings together the wisdom of esoteric myths, religious texts and spiritual works into a coherent theory of the possibilities of conscious evolution. In exploring the progression of human consciousness through the cellular, molecular and electronic worlds, he reveals the deeper mystery and meaning of life and death.

Self Remembering

The Path to Non-Judgmental Love

Author: Red Hawk

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 194249310X

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: N.A

View: 5154

With hundreds of books on the market today urging readers to develop mindfulness, pointing to the condition of a awakeninga that most religious/philosophical traditions aim toward, this new addition by Red Hawk stands head and shoulders above the crowd. It offers detailed practical guidelines that allow one to know with certaintya "not from imagination, theory, thought, or lyinga "when one is Present and Awake; it details the objective feedback mechanisms available to everyone for attaining this certainty: Am I awake now? How do I know? Sincere readers will find that help in answering these two questions is invaluable and life-changing. Written from the perspective of a practitioner of more than thirty yearsa "one who has studied the significant work of his predecessors, received instruction from two spiritual masters (Osho Rajneesh and Mister Lee Lozowick), and trained rigorously within daily life. This book is the first detailed examination of the Practice-of-Presence (called a self rememberinga in the Gurdjieff tradition). The author's aim is to give general guidelines in this practice, discuss its implications, and then offer specific instruction. Self Remembering: The Path to Non-Judgmental Love is meant to be a companion piece, volume ii, to the author's previous book Self Observation: The Awakening of Conscience, which is fast becoming a classic. Taken together, they present the most detailed examination of the practice available in English. He clearly points out that self remembering is only one half of a foundational spiritual practice called a self observation/self remembering.a Where other authors/teachers have gone wrong in the past is to take only one half of this practice and consider it the whole, entire unto itself. Mister Gurdjieff's student, A.R. Orage (1873-1934), made this mistake with self observation; contemporary teacher Robert Burton made a similar error with his book, also titled Self Remembering. While P.D. Ouspensky speaks of the practice of self remembering in his seminal book In Search of the Miraculous, and Rodney Collin in The Theory of Celestial Influence, there has not been a book-length study on self remembering that examines the practice from the many angles that Red Hawk's does. His chapters cover such diverse yet integrated topics as The Removal of Self Importance; Kaya Sadhana or the wisdom of the body; and Separation Grief, i.e., addressing the terror of our current situation without denial or dramatics."

The Secret Influence of the Moon

Alien Origins and Occult Powers

Author: Louis Proud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620551659

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 408

View: 2245

The Moon is not a cold, dead rock but a rich, fascinating world just as alive as Earth • Investigates the Moon as the home of an alien intelligence who controls humanity • Examines several of NASA’s Apollo missions and the findings they concealed • Reveals the many holes in the “Giant Impact” theory about the Moon’s origins and the evidence for a hollow, artificial Moon • Explores the deep influence of the Moon on the collective mind of humanity and occult teachings about the Moon from the Qabbalah, tarot, and other sources Despite being the most prominent celestial body after the Sun, the Moon has many qualities that science has yet to explain. Lunar rock samples reveal the Moon once had a magnetic field like the Earth, and seismic experiments by NASA suggest the Moon is at least partially hollow. For centuries people have observed lights, moving clouds and shadows, and even the disappearance of entire craters via telescope. Apollo astronauts repeatedly felt the presence of a “non-human intelligence” during their Moon visits, and many indigenous traditions speak of malevolent visitors from the Moon. A growing body of astrophysical and geological evidence shows the Moon is not an entirely natural world--that someone or something altered it long ago. Louis Proud explores the phases and movements of the Moon along with its ancient and mysterious features--its craters, maria, rilles, tunnels, and domes. He examines several of NASA’s Apollo missions, showing not that NASA faked the Moon expeditions but that they concealed what the astronauts found there. He explains the many holes in the commonly accepted “Giant Impact” theory of the Moon’s origins and reveals the evidence for a hollow, artificial Moon placed in orbit eons ago to observe Earth. Examining the deep influence of the Moon on the collective mind of humanity, Proud looks at what the Qabbalah, the tarot, and other occult traditions say about the Moon and interprets G. I. Gurdjieff’s teachings that “we are food for the Moon.” He investigates the Moon as a gateway to another realm, as the Purgatory of Christianity, and as the home of an alien intelligence who controls and exploits humanity. Examining the Moon from both scientific and esoteric perspectives, Proud shows the Moon is not a cold, dead rock but a rich, fascinating world just as alive as Earth.

Biocentrism

How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

Author: Bob Berman,Robert Lanza

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935251244

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 8391

Robert Lanza is one of the most respected scientists in the world—a US News & World Report cover story called him a “genius” and a “renegade thinker,” even likening him to Einstein. Lanza has teamed with Bob Berman, the most widely read astronomer in the world, to produce Biocentrism, a revolutionary new view of the universe. Every now and then a simple yet radical idea shakes the very foundations of knowledge. The startling discovery that the world was not flat challenged and ultimately changed the way people perceived themselves and their relationship with the world. For most humans of the 15th century, the notion of Earth as ball of rock was nonsense. The whole of Western, natural philosophy is undergoing a sea change again, increasingly being forced upon us by the experimental findings of quantum theory, and at the same time, towards doubt and uncertainty in the physical explanations of the universe’s genesis and structure. Biocentrism completes this shift in worldview, turning the planet upside down again with the revolutionary view that life creates the universe instead of the other way around. In this paradigm, life is not an accidental byproduct of the laws of physics. Biocentrism takes the reader on a seemingly improbable but ultimately inescapable journey through a foreign universe—our own—from the viewpoints of an acclaimed biologist and a leading astronomer. Switching perspective from physics to biology unlocks the cages in which Western science has unwittingly managed to confine itself. Biocentrism will shatter the reader’s ideas of life—time and space, and even death. At the same time it will release us from the dull worldview of life being merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal. The 21st century is predicted to be the Century of Biology, a shift from the previous century dominated by physics. It seems fitting, then, to begin the century by turning the universe outside-in and unifying the foundations of science with a simple idea discovered by one of the leading life-scientists of our age. Biocentrism awakens in readers a new sense of possibility, and is full of so many shocking new perspectives that the reader will never see reality the same way again.