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A Study in Consciousness - A Contribution to the Science of Psychology (1904)

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A Study in Consciousness
Published1987 First editionNo
FormatHardcover (185 x 120mm) EditionFirst Adyar Edition
PublisherThe Theosophical Publishing House Printing9
ISBN81-7059-080-9 Printed byThe Vasanta Press
Series No of pages372


According to Benjamin Creme, "Consciousness can only be seen and demonstrated through a vehicle. That is why the source of consciousness, the soul, finds it difficult to demonstrate consciousness in time and space, in the physical, emotional and mental apparatus of the human personality. The inertness of the matter which constitutes the bodies of these three vehicles inhibits the expression of the consciousness of the soul at this level. That is why we have to incarnate over and over again. Gradually, we evolve a more sensitive apparatus or vehicle, expressive of the perfection of the soul which itself reflects the Monad, the Spark of God, the Divine." (Maitreya's Mission, Vol.II, p.345.)

Referenced by the Master DK in Alice A. Bailey (1942), Esoteric Psychology Vol.I, p.316: "Anne Besant in her Study in Consciousness sought to avoid the error of materialism... Her book, therefore, is of definite value." Also referenced in Alice A. Bailey (1925), A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p.336 and p.1135.

See also:
Ervin Laszlo Ph.D. (2017), The Intelligence of the Cosmos
Harald Walach Ph.D. (2019), Beyond a Materialist Worldview


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A Study in Consciousness
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