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The Mystery Of Light Color And Consciousness
"God is Light," says the Bible, and we are unable to conceive of a grander
simile of His Omnipresence, or the mode of His manifestation. Even the
greatest telescopes have failed to reach the boundaries of light, though
they reveal to us stars millions of miles from the earth, and we may well
ask ourselves, as did the Psalmist of old: Whither shall I flee from Thy
Presence? If I ascend into heaven Thou art there, If I make my bed in the
grave (the Hebrew word sheol means grave and not hell), Thou art
there, If I take the wings of morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of
the sea, even there shall thy hand lead me.
When, in the dawn of Being, God the Father enunciated The Word, and
The Holy Spirit moved upon the sea of homogeneous Virgin Matter,
primeval Darkness was turned to Light. That is therefore the prime
manifestation of Deity, and a study of the principles of Light will reveal
to the mystic intuition a wonderful source of spiritual inspiration. As it
would take us too far afield from our subject we shall not enter into an
elucidation of that theme here, except so far as to give an elementary
idea of how divine Life energizes the human frame and stimulates to
Truly, God is ONE and undivided, He enfolds within His Being all that is,
as the white light embraces all colors. But He appears three-fold in
manifestation, as the white light is refracted in three primary colors:
Blue, Yellow and Red. Wherever we see these colors they are emblematical
of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. These three primary rays of divine
Life are diffused or radiated through the sun and produce Life,
Consciousness and Form upon each of the seven light-bearers, the
planets, which are called "the Seven Spirits before the Throne." Their
names are: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus. Bode's
law proves that Neptune does not belong to our solar system and the reader
is referred to "Simplified Scientific Astrology" by the present writer,
for mathematical demonstration of this contention.
Each of the seven planets receives the light of the sun in a different
measure, according to its proximity to the central orb and the
constitution of its atmosphere, and the beings upon each, according to
their stage of development, have affinity for some of the solar rays. They
absorb the color or colors congruous to them, and reflect the remainder
upon the other planets. This reflected ray bears with it an impulse of the
nature of the beings with which it has been in contact.
Thus the divine Light and Life comes to each planet, either directly from
the sun, or reflected from its six sister planets, and as the summer
breeze which has been wafted over blooming fields carries upon its silent
invisible wings the blended fragrance of a multitude of flowers, so also
the subtle influences from the garden of God bring to us the commingled
impulses of all the Spirits and in that varicolored light we live and move
and have our being.
The rays which come directly from the sun are productive of spiritual
illumination, the reflected rays from other planets make for added
consciousness and moral development and the rays reflected by way of the
moon give physical growth.
But as each planet can only absorb a certain quantity of one or more
colors according to the general stage of evolution there, so each being
upon earth: mineral, plant, animal and man can only absorb and thrive upon
a certain quantity of the various rays projected upon the earth. The
remainder do not affect it or produce sensation, any more than the blind
are conscious of light and color which exist everywhere around them.
Therefore each being is differently affected by the stellar rays and the
science of Astrology a fundamental truth in nature, of enormous benefit in
the attainment of spiritual growth.
From a horoscopic figure in mystic script we may learn our own strength
and weakness, with the path best suited to our development, or we may see
the tendencies of those friends who come to us as children, and what
traits are dormant in them. Thus we shall know clearly how to discharge
our duty as parents, by repressing evil before it comes to birth and
fostering good, so that it may bring forth most abundantly the spiritual
potencies of the soul committed to our care.
As we have already said, man returns to earth to reap that which he has
sown in previous lives and to sow anew the seeds which make for future
experience. The stars are the heavenly time keepers which measure the
year, the moon indicates the month when time will be propitious to harvest
or to sow.
The child is a mystery to us all, we can only know its propensities as
they slowly develop into characteristics, but it is usually too late to
check when evil habits have been formed and the youth is upon the downward
grade. A horoscope cast for the time of birth in a scientific manner shows
the tendencies to good or evil in the child, and if a parent will take
time and trouble necessary to study the science of the stars, he or she
may do the child intrusted to his or her care an inestimable service by
fostering tendencies to good and repressing the evil bent of a child ere
it has crystallized into habit. Do not imagine that a superior
mathematical knowledge is necessary to erect a horoscope. Many construct a
horoscope in such an involved manner, so "fearfully and wonderfully made"
that it is unreadable to themselves or others, while a simple figure easy
of reading may be constructed by anyone who knows how to add and subtract.
This method has been thoroughly elucidated in Simplified Scientific
Astrology which is a complete text book, though small and inexpensive, and
parents who have the welfare of their children thoroughly at heart should
endeavor to learn for themselves, for even though their ability may not
compare with that of a professional astrologer, their intimate knowledge
of the child and their deep interest will more than compensate for such
lack and enable them to see most deeply into the child's character by
means of its horoscope.
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