FOURTEEN LESSONS

IN

Yogi Philosophy

AND

Oriental Occultism

By YOGI RAMACHARAKA

Author of "Science of Breatfa}" "Hatiui Yoga," etc.
"Know, O disciple I tliat tliose who have pasted throttgh
the silence, and felt its peace, and retained its strength, they
long that you shall pass through it also. Therefore, in the
Hall of Learning, when he is capable of entering there, the
disciple will always find liis master,"

1905

The Yogi Publication Society,

Masonic Temple, Chicago, 111.
London Agents
L. N. Fowler & Co., 7 Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus


PUBLISHERS' NOTICE

These lessons were originally issued in the form of monthly booklets, forming what was known as the "Correspondence Class Course of 1904." They met with such a hearty support from the public, and seemed to fill so well a need of students of Occultism and the Yogi Philosophy, that it was thought advisable to issue them in the present form. We consider these lessons the simplest, most practical, and plainest presentation of the elementary principles of the Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism ever issued. They, of course, are elementary, but seem to be just what the average student requires. Not only are they adapted to the requirements of the beginner, but many older and advanced students have written us that they have found great pleasure and much profit from again going over their kindergarten lessons in such plain form. The author, following his usual custom, declined to write a preface for this book, holding to his oft expressed idea that "truth should be self-evident, and in no manner dependent upon the personality of its teachers," he feeling that he had said all that he had to say, in the lessons themselves, and not wishing to "intrude his personality' ' upon his readers. The reader's attention is directed to our notice of an Advanced Course on the same subject, appearing on the pages following reading matter.

                        YOGI PUBLICATION SOCIETY.


TABLE OF CONTENTS.

LESSON I.—THE FIRST THREE PRINCIPLES.                                                                                                     PAGE
On the Threshold—The Constitution of Man—The Seven Principles of Man—The Physical Body—The Astral Body—Prana or Vital Force                                                                                                                                            1

LESSON II.—THE MENTAL PRINCIPLES.
The Fourth and Fifth Principles—The Instinctive Mind —The Intellect                                                                     19

LESSON III.—THE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES.
The Sixth and Seventh Principles—The Spiritual Mind- Spirit—Illumination, or Spiritual Consciousness 37

LESSON IV.—THE HUMAN AURA.
The Human Aura—Health Aura—Pranic Aura—Aura of the Three Mental Principles—Spirit Aura—Auric Colors,
Phenomena, etc                                                                                                                                                                55

LESSON V.—THOUGHT DYNAMICS.
Thought Dynamics—The Nature, Quality and Power of Thought—Thought Forms—Thought Influences—The
Occult Teachings on this great subject                                                                                                                            78

LESSON VI.—TELEPATHY, CLAIRVOYANCE, ETC.
Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Psychometry, Telepathy, etc. —How to develop Psychic Powers                                 91

LESSON VII.—HUMAN MAGNETISM.
Human Magnetism—Pranic Energy—Uses and Properties Directions for development and use                             115

LESSON VIII.—OCCULT THERAPEUTICS. PAGE
Occult Therapeutics—Spiritual Healing—Mental Healings Pranic Healing—Theory and Practice                          189

LESSON IX.—PSYCHIC INFLUENCE.
Psychic Influence—Personal Magnetism—Mesmerism, etc. explained, with instructions regarding self-protection
and warnings against misuse of the Power—A timely lesson upon an important subject                                            165

LESSON X.—THE ASTRAL WORLD.
The Astral World ; Its Phenomena—The Astral Body- Astral Helpers, etc                                                                 189

LESSON XI.—BEYOND THE BORDER.
Beyond the Border—The survival of the Ego after passing out of the physical body—Where it goes and what it
does after the change called Death                                                                                                                                 207

LESSON XII.—SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION.
Spuitual Evolution—The Growth of the Soul—Its Travels—Its Purpose—Its Goal                                                   225

LESSON XIII.—SPIRITUAL CAUSE AND EFFECT.
Spiritual Cause and Effect—The Yogi teachings regarding the puzzling questions of Human Life, Conduct—The
Sowing and the Reaping Explained                                                                                                                                 243

LESSON XIV.—THE YOGI PATH OF ATTAINMENT.
The Yogi's Path of Attainment—The Threefold Path- Methods—Directions—Plans, etc.—Advice and Words
of Encouragement to the Neophyte                                                                                                                                861


FOLLOWING these lessons will be found the mantrams contained in the
original pamphlet edition of the Fourteen Lessons. The demand for these has
been so great that it seemed the only course to pursue, although it makes 8 additional pages of the book.
Price postpaid, $1.10.




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