The Great Auric Circle



But no occult instruction on this subject would be complete without a

reference to the Great Auric Circle of Protection, which is a shelter to

the soul, mind, and body, against outside psychic influences, directed,

consciously or unconsciously against the individual. In these days of

wide spread though imperfect, knowledge of psychic phenomena, it is

especially important that one should be informed as to this great shield

of protection. Omitting all reference to the philosophy underlying it,

it may be said that this Auric Circle is formed by making the mental

image, accompanied by the demand of will, of the aura being surrounded

by a great band of PURE CLEAR WHITE LIGHT. A little perseverance will

enable you to create this on the astral plane, and, though (unless you

have the astral vision) you cannot see it actually, yet you will

actually FEEL its protective presence, so that you will know that it is

there guarding you.



This White Auric Circle will be an effective and infallible armor

against all forms of psychic attack or influence, no matter from whom it

may emanate, or whether directed consciously or unconsciously. It is a

perfect and absolute protection, and the knowledge of its protective

power should be sufficient to drive fear from the heart of all who have

dreaded psychic influence, "malicious animal magnetism" (so-called), or

anything else of the kind, by whatever name known. It is also a

protection against psychic vampirism, or draining of magnetic strength.



The Auric Circle is, of course, really egg-shaped, or oval, for it

fringes the aura as the shell cases the egg. See yourself, mentally, as

surrounded by this Great White Auric Circle of Protection, and let the

idea sink into your consciousness. Realize its power over the influences

from outside, and rejoice in the immunity it gives you.



The Auric Circle, however, will admit any outside impressions that you

really desire to come to you, while shutting out the others. That is,

with this exception, that if your inner soul recognizes that some of

these desired influences and impressions are apt to harm you (though

your reason and feeling know it not) then will such impressions be

denied admittance. For the White Light is the radiation of Spirit, which

is higher than ordinary mind, emotion, or body and is Master of All. And

its power, even though we can but imperfectly represent it even

mentally, is such that before its energy, and in its presence, in the

aura, all lower vibrations are neutralized and disintegrated.



The highest and deepest occult teaching is that the White Light must

never be used for purpose of attack or personal gain, but that it may

properly be used by anyone, at any time, to protect against outside

psychic influences against which the soul protests. It is the armor of

the soul, and may well be employed whenever or wherever the need

arises.



Throughout the pages of this little book have been scattered crumbs of

teaching other than those concerning the aura alone. Those for whom

these are intended will recognize and appropriate them--the others will

not see them, and will pass them by. One attracts his own to him. Much

seed must fall on waste places, in order that here and there a grain

will find lodgment in rich soil awaiting its coming. True occult

knowledge is practical power and strength. Beware of prostituting the

higher teachings for selfish ends and ignoble purposes. To guard and

preserve your own will is right; to seek to impose your will upon that

of another is wrong. Passive resistance is often the strongest form of

resistance--this is quite different from non-resistance.





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