London: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1980.
Hardcover. 7 1/4" X 5 1/4". xi, 372pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, creasing, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Non-stickey sticker residue to front cover of jacket. Bound in blue paper over boards with spine and front cover lettered in black. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Toning to gutters of endpapers. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
Annie Besant (1847-1933) was a British women's rights activist, socialist, writer, educator, and philanthropist.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
This book was intended as an aid to students in their study of the growth and development of consciousness, offering hints and suggestions which might prove useful to them. It is a contribution to the science of psychology. She writes that the seed of consciousness is the Atma-Buddhi-Manas, the Jivatma. The Super-consciousness includes the whole of the consciousness above the waking-consciousness, like dreams, visions, inspirations, etc. To bring the super-consciousness into manifestation on the physical plane, Besant proposes (in the early stages) to render the brain and sense-organs unresponsive to physical impacts and to induce Trance. This can be done by using the methods of Yogis. But she also says that there is a difference between the super-physical conditions of consciousness in the hypnotised subject and in the Yogi.(Publisher). Good + / good. Item #10895