COHERENT consciousness creates order in the world, and subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth.
According to H. P. Blavatsky, “the ‘separateness’ which we feel between ourselves and the world of living beings around us is an illusion, not a reality.”
“We intend to prove,” she wrote in her article Kosmic Mind, “that modern science … is itself on the eve of discovering that consciousness is universal.”
The Third Object of the Theosophical Movement “the Investigation of the unexplained laws of nature and the psychical powers latent in man,” intended to establish, according to the Founder H. P. Blavatsky, that “the ‘separateness’ which we feel between ourselves and the world of living beings around us is an illusion, not a reality.”
The mechanism of this underlying universal reality, W. Q. Judge wrote in The Ocean of Theosophy (Ch. 16), is the handiwork of a sensitive psychic matrix, called “the astral light,” which can transmit “pictures of events to come” — but only if the creations “are sufficiently well marked and made.”
Events for several years to come, “the producing and efficient causes,” Judge wrote, “are always laid down with enough definiteness to permit the seer to see them in advance as if they were present.” Adding:
It is a faculty common to all persons, though in the majority but slightly developed.
“Occultism asserts,” he wrote, “that were it not for the germ of this power slightly active in everyone, no man could convey to another any idea whatsoever.”
Using the psi power, often called ‘clairvoyance,’ “all images stored in the Astral Light,” Judge wrote in The Ocean of Theosophy:
pass before the inner vision and are reflected into the physical eye from within. They then appear objectively to the seer.
It was that “flashing gaze” of “countless generations” of initiated seers and prophets, H. P. Blavatsky declared in The Secret Doctrine (1:272), that penetrated “into the very kernel of matter, and recorded the soul of things there.” Those facts, established using the same method claimed by modern science [‘scientific method’], would become the perennial teachings furthered by modern Theosophy.
Those early wise men, she noted, “had passed their lives in learning, not teaching. How did they do so? It is answered: by checking, testing, and verifying in every department of nature the traditions of old by the independent visions of great adepts;” those
who have developed and perfected their physical, mental, psychic, and spiritual organizations to the utmost possible degree.
“No vision of one adept was accepted until it was checked and confirmed by the visions — so obtained as to stand as independent evidence — of other adepts, and by centuries of experiences.”
This checking, testing, verifying and confirming is the ideal method claimed to be followed by our modern scientists, seeking the truth wherever it might be found. Too often, though, materialism creeps in, preventing them from following the evidence wherever it leads.