Gnosis, Book One, The Exoteric Cycle: Study and Commentaries by Boris Mouravieff

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Fr. 'moyen de controle'. 21 F eeling the 'nebula' within oneself is already much, but it is only the first step. We have said above that, with certain qualifications, it is the Personality which makes itself felt within us in this way. On the mental plane, the 'nebula' thinks, feels, acts and changes constantly, yet a direct sensation of it gives a hazy impression of a cloud-like mass of amorphous character. This impression is false. The personality is an organism. As such, it has a structure. But we miss this structure because we neither know8 nor study it.

But apart from quite exceptional cases, man cannot belong to one of these higher types by right of birth. Their creation is the outcome of a long process of gestation to which Jesus alluded while talking to Nicodemus, when He said that man must be born anew. To rise to these levels one must make continuous and sustained conscious efforts in accordance with rules established millennia ago by esoteric science. 26 CHAPTER IV (1) 1 The exterior man has three 'I's: the 'I' of the body (physical), the 'I' of the Personality (mental2), and potentially the real 'I' (spiritual).

It helps us to begin a new and purposeful life; first to become logical with ourselves, and finally, to become our own master. But to begin effectively on this way, one must first clearly see the situation as it is. 6 It is the parable of the Coach. This image represents the characteristics of man by a coach. The physical body is represented by the coach itself; the horses represent sensations, feelings and passions; the coachman is the ensemble of the intellectual faculties including reason; the person sitting in the coach is the master.

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