The Old Occult

secret life ~ invisibility ~ glamouring ~ under the rosy bower

~ the golden light gleaming out between the lines of violet

O destiny! destiny! Some you feed with water melons and some with pumpkin

(Turkish Proverb)

Every thought gives rise to a set of correlated vibrations in the matter of this body, accompanied with a marvellous play of colour, like that in the spray of a waterfall as the sunlight strikes it, raised to the degree of colour and vivid delicacy. The body under this impulse throws off a vibrating portion of itself, shaped by the nature of the vibrations—as figures are made by sand on a disk vibrating to a musical note—and this gathers from the surrounding atmosphere matter like itself in fineness from the elemental essence of the mental world. We have then a thought-form pure and simple, and it is a living entity of intense activity animated by the one idea that generated it. If made of the finer kinds of matter, it will be of great power and energy, and may be used as a most potent agent when directed by a strong and steady will.


Thought Forms by Annie Besant and C. W. Leadbeater (1905)

A Message of Great Importance by Alois Swoboda (1921)



Art: Arthur Rackham Hansel & Gretel (1909)