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William Walker Atkinson

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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 VII. - Mastering the Opposite. - p.53

The manifestation of Egohood by the individual who has learned the Secret of the Excluded Middle --- who has learned to WILL to Will --- evidences itself in a variety of forms and phases. In the Mastery of The Opposites, however, we find one of its most important phases, and one which also influences other forms. The individual who wishes to mould his mind by his newly awakened Will, and thus acquire Poise and Balance, must first learn the art of mastering the Opposites in the instinctive and emotional regions of his mental being. In acquiring this art he also does much in the direction of gaining Poise and Balance, and in neutralizing Rhythm.

We have seen in The Arcane Teaching that "every quality, attribute or condition has its opposite." We have seen how these Pairs of Opposites are, in reality, but the different and contrasting poles of the same thing. Just as Heat and Cold are the same thing --- just as Hard and Soft are the same thing --- so Love and Hate are seen to be but the

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