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Arcane Formulas or Mental Alchemy

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Egohood - Establishing the Ego - 1 - Establishing the Ego - 2 - Establishing the Ego - 3 - Will Focalization - The Excluded Middle - Mastering the Opposite - Neutralizing Rhythm - Cyclicity and Balance - Mentalism in a Nutshell - Formula for Positivity - Will Atmosphere - Personal Positivity - Visualization - Statements - Denials - Mental Alchemy - Mental Vibration - Thought Waves and Currents - Thought Forms - Practical Methods - Concentration - Mental Imaging - Materialization of Thought - Aids to Mental Imaging - General Application - The Arcane Formula - Contents -


Lesson VI. - The Excluded Middle - p.43

In closing the preceding lesson, we referred to the Secret of the Excluded Middle. This is one of the most ancient and fundamental formulas of the Secret Doctrine or Arcane Teaching of the ancient occult fraternities. It was regarded as the Keystone of the Mystic Arch. Those who grasp the inner spirit of this Secret are, as the Aphorism informs us, well on the road to Mastery." Let us refer you to Aphorism XX, at this place.

The Aphorism informs us that "When a man attains Individuality --- Egohood --- he enters upon the plane of Will, and rises above the plane of Desire. Desire and Will are the opposite poles of the same principle --- the Centre of Balance being Reason. On the plane of Will, though one remains under LAW, yet he may learn to use Law instead of remaining passive to it. He may learn to oppose Law to laws. He may learn to create Desire by Will. Furthermore --- and this is the greatest of all --- he may learn to WILL to Will. He may learn to complete the

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