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Spiritual Psychology: Comparing the Approaches

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January 2019

CHAPTER SEVEN: Rules for Initiation 1 – 6

This post speaks about the initial 6 rules of 14 that represent guidelines for the Probationer Disciple to follow prior to taking what Bailey calls the First Initiation (or major expansion of consciousness, or enlightenment experience). 

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CHAPTER SIX: Correlations to Theosophical Model

This post connects the stage of Probationary Disciple as I believe it relates to the 7th subplane of the Mental Plane to and provides comparisons of this developmental level with what traditional Theosophy has to say. 

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CHAPTER FOUR: Training the Mind

This post continues continues to list some of the general characteristics associated with the Probationary Disciple focusing on the spiritual practices that are engaged in such as beginning meditation and mind training, breathing exercises, an understanding of the centers or chakras, character development, and growing insight into “gaps” in development.

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CHAPTER THREE: Spiritual vs Material Worlds

This post continues to list some of the general characteristics associated with the Probationary Disciple as connected to the 7th Subplane of the Mental Plane focusing on how the pull between the spiritual and material worlds impacts them for better and worse.

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CHAPTER TWO: Seeking the Higher Self

This chapter starts the process of explaining some of the spiritual tasks that are required of the Probationary Disciple including the promises and pitfalls as the person starts to inquire into the classic phrase “Who Am I?” and searches for their Soul or “Higher Self.”

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