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Chapter 4
The Technique of Stellar Healing
STELLAR healing was practiced not only in ancient Egypt, but it was practiced by
Jesus and the disciples, and by those who follow their methods even to this day, as
Healing by Laying On Of Hands.
It is true that Jesus, and those who as healers followed in his footsteps, emphasized
faith. That is, as stellar healers always should do, they combined mental healing with
the use of planetary energies which were permitted to flow through their bodies to the
astral form of the patient. This psychological factor, which is important in healing by
any method, was repeatedly emphasized by Jesus, as when he said to the sick woman
who touched the hem of his garment: "Thy faith hath made thee whole."
But, as Mark relates this episode, 5:27-32-- "When she had heard of Jesus, came in
the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, If I may touch but his
clothes, I shall be whole. And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and
she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately
knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned about him in the press, and
said, Who touched my clothes? And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the
multitude thronging thee and sayest thou, Who touched me? And he looked round
about to see her that had done this thing."
If the woman had been cured solely by her own mental attitude it would not have
been reported that virtue went out of Jesus to her in the healing process. This virtue
was an actual healing energy which passed through the body of the healer to the body
of the one healed.
There are those at this day who are natural healers, and others who develop the
ability, through whom these energies from the planets flow in large volume. And it is
unnecessary for such a healer to touch his patient in order to communicate this
planetary energy to him. It is even quite possible to send it to a patient at a distance by
establishing the proper rapport between patient and healer.
But commonly it is easier to communicate the healing planetary energies to the
patient through the hands, by holding the hands close to, or actually in contact with,
the part to be healed. And we find from the Biblical account that Jesus, with all his
natural healing ability, found it expedient at times actually to place the fingers in
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contact with the part to be healed. Math. 9:28-30--"And when he was come into the
house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am
able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying,
According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened "
This method of healing was not confined to Jesus, nor to his day. It was the common
method practiced by initiates of various countries at that time, and Jesus instructed
his twelve disciples in the art and in turn the method was entrusted to those who
followed in their footsteps. Because the healing energies are more easily imparted to
the patient through the healer's fingers, Christians who use it commonly refer to it as
Healing by Laying On Of Hands.
Luke 9:1-2---"Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power
and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the
kingdom of God, and to heal the sick."
Healing by Laying On Of Hands
Distinguishes True Christians
--If we are to believe the Bible, the two things which Jesus commanded his
followers to do, and emphasized in a manner to indicate they were of equal
importance, were to, "Preach the Gospel and to heal the sick." And historians record
that healing was a common practice among all believers in Christianity for several
hundred years after the crucifixion. Iransus, in 110 A.D., for instance, chronicles:
"Man healed the sick by laying their hands on them."
At this time, or at any other, I present no brief favoring Christianity. But I am pointing
out to those who follow this religion that its founder placed equal emphasis on
preaching and healing by laying on of hands. It is to be presumed that a leader who
knew he was departing from the earth would embody in his last command to those
who were to carry on his work, that which he considered most important. And the last
command Jesus gave indicated how those who were true Christians might be known
from those who were merely pretenders to Christianity: "These signs shall follow
them that believe: In my name... they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
recover."
Therefore did the disciples and those who followed after them actually heal the sick.
Religion and healing went hand in hand in those times, and should go hand in hand at
this day. Some of the orthodox faiths are beginning to recognize this, and to
incorporate healing into their services.
After all, it is the function of religion not merely to teach people how best to live, but
also to help them live in the manner which contributes most to universal welfare. And
because an individual cannot contribute his utmost to society when ill, religion is
called upon to do all it can to help him regain his health.
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Yet it was not necessary for the disciples who cured by laying on of hands to know
that some of the energy that passed through their bodies and out their hands was
electromagnetic, and that some of it was derived from the astral radiations of the
planets. For them to benefit by sunshine it was not necessary for them to know the
nature of light--for at present our scientists do not know whether it is a wave, or
corpuscular, or both--or that it reached them across a space of 93,000,000 miles,
traveling at the rate of about 180,300 miles a second. They had learned by experience
how to get warm in the sunshine, how to permit its rays to come into their houses
through open doors and windows. And they had been taught the technique of tuning
in on the energy radiated by the planets and permitting it to pass through their bodies
as a healing current.
Even Akhenaten of Egypt, who taught and practiced this healing technique more
than 1,300 years before the twelve disciples were born, probably had no notion of
tuning in on the energy he desired to use. How such energies are picked up by the
nervous system acting as a radio receiving set, is knowledge made possible only
since the discovery of radio. But both Akhenaten and the twelve disciples, through
actual practice, had learned how healing energies from some source outside of
themselves were induced to flow through their bodies and into the bodies of others to
produce healing.
Because Akhenaten was an Egyptian initiate he understood astrology; a subject
about which the disciples, who were illiterate, probably knew nothing. While,
therefore, Akhenaten probably knew nothing of radio terminology, he was able to
perceive that the energy thus used came primarily from the sun, and was transmitted
to the earth by the planets as definite qualities of energy.
Instead, therefore, of proceeding along more general lines, such as no doubt the
disciples of Jesus followed, Akhenaten was able to discern the inner factors of the
disease from the horoscope of the patient. And with this knowledge he was in a
position to administer the healing energy which more specifically was adapted to the
cure of the disease.
The technique which he developed, as indicated by the pictures he has left us,
included the use of color, music and thought to enable the stellar healer to tune in on
the particular planetary energy he desired to use. Having tuned in on the vibratory
rate desired, the healer directed this energy through his finger tips to the part or organ
to be healed.
In reality, healing through laying on of hands, whether so recognized by the healer or
not, utilizes, in varying proportions, three different and distinct types of energy.
1. The electromagnetic energy of the healer which passes from his hands to the patient.
2. The astral vibrations of a planet or planets, which the healer is tuned in on, and which
pass from his hands with the electromagnetic energy to the thought-cells of the patient.
3. The thoughts and mental images in the healer's mind, which direct the
electromagnetic energy and the planetary energy to the accomplishment of the specific
healing job to be done.
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To Accomplish Much,
Electromagnetic Energy Must Be
Guided by Astral Energy
--While it is electromagnetic energy which more directly brings about changes in
man's physical body, the changes brought to pass are determined by the astral
energies which guide them in their task. Other than being the energy of physical life,
electromagnetic energy of itself accomplishes little. It is plastic and takes direction
and does such work as the astral energies associated with it direct. If imparted
through the hands to a patient with the thought of benefiting him, it gives him vitality
and strength. But it also can be directed to destroy, or to bring about changes in the
tissues. In so far as it can communicate its motions to physical substance it tends to
reproduce in matter whatever form or condition is present in the astral substance with
which it is associated.
All the physical phenomena described in Chapters 6 and 7 (Course I) were
produced through an abundance of electromagnetism guided in its work by thought
(astral) energies. And a highly endowed stellar healer can guide electromagnetic
energies to bring about beneficial changes in the human body which are no less
amazing.
But however great a change may be imparted to the physical body by means of
electromagnetic energy, unless the thought-cell structure also is permanently
changed, this thought-cell structure, through such electromagnetic energy as later it
is able to command, tends to cause the physical structure to resume its previous
condition. Materializations, as produced by mediums, are not permanent because the
thought structure molding them is only temporarily strong enough to overcome the
desire of the thought-cells of the medium to use the substance and energy to sustain
the medium's physical body. A spirit photograph, on the other hand, once made
through a temporary thought-form, has no later thought energy associated with it, as
a living organism has, to change it back into a reproduction of a more permanent
thought structure.
Because the physical structure can only be changed through the action of
electromagnetic energy, it is essential that there be present sufficient
electromagnetic energy to bring about the desired change. Furthermore, as it is the
life of the body, this energy needs to be present in ample amounts. No matter how
perfect the physique otherwise, if the electromagnetic energy becomes too depleted,
life departs.
That is, so far as the physical body is concerned, it is the vital fluid. And because it is
the vital fluid, when it is present abundantly in a certain organ, the tendency is for this
organ to be vigorous and able to throw off disease.
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Stellar healing, mesmerism, and laying on of hands imparts electromagnetism; and
this additional vital force applied to the diseased organ increases its vigor and power
and enables it to eliminate disease.
As this electromagnetism normally passes from the hands of a healer, the energies
flowing from the right hand of a right-handed person are electric and tend to
concentrate the nerve currents of the patient's body in the region of the healer's hand;
and the energies flowing from the left hand are magnetic and tend to diffuse the nerve
currents of the patient's body in the region of the healer's hand. Commonly, if the
healer is left-handed the reverse is true.
The nerve currents of the body are electromagnetic and influence the flow of blood.
Blood tends to flow more abundantly to any region where there is nerve stimulation
and thus concentration of nervous energy. Consequently, adding the electric energy
of the right hand to a part tends to give it not merely a healing energy, but also an
additional blood supply. And this may be what the tissue needs.
On the other hand, if the condition to be cured is due to congestion, it needs to be
relaxed. Already the nerve currents flow too freely to the part, and the unusual blood
supply tends to increase the inflammation, perhaps robbing other parts of the body.
When such a condition exists. instead of the positive electric energy, what is needed
is the soothing, relaxing, pacifying magnetic energy from the left hand. That is, what
the tissues or organs need is not more vitality but more of the healing feminine energy
of the magnetic constitution.
In using electromagnetic energies, when the healer wishes to cause a boil to come to a
head, or the poisons of the body to be collected in a certain spot, he places his right
hand directly over the inflamed part and his left hand as nearly directly opposite as
possible. Whenever there is any inflammation which tends to produce pus, the right
hand directly over it causes a drawing sensation. Also, when there is an old sore
which needs a new blood supply, the right hand is placed over the sore, and the left
hand opposite.
But when the healer wishes to diffuse the poison, and scatter it, he places his left hand
over the inflamed part, and the right hand on the opposite side of the body or limb.
The magnetism from the left hand is of opposite polarity, tending to soothe rather
than stimulate, relaxing the part, and scattering the poison along with the blood, from
the spot. If the liver is afflicted, for instance, the healer's right hand over the liver and
left hand on the back, opposite, may cause pain to be felt. But if the hands are
reversed, with the left hand over the liver and the right hand on the back opposite, the
pain ceases. Often a diseased part which is made worse through the
electromagnetism from one hand is healed by the electromagnetism from the other
hand. That is, according to the special need of the part to be healed, both positive
electricity and negative magnetism have healing virtue.
Stellar healing, however, is much more than giving treatments with human
electromagnetism, and it is much more than giving mental treatments. Thoughts or
mental images are selected, after stellar diagnosis has been made, such as are
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specifically needed to change the thought-cell structure and the desires of the
thought-cells in the manner required for health. These thoughts or images are
delivered to the consciousness of the physical cells and organs and to the
thought-cells to be changed through the electromagnetism applied by the healer.
But in addition--and this distinguishes stellar healing from all other methods and
gives it a power and value they do not possess--the thoughts and images are
powerfully reinforced to accomplish their task by a properly selected planetary
energy which the healer tunes in on and delivers to the consciousness of the physical
cells and to the thought-cells needing treatment through the electromagnetism which
he applies to the region to be healed. The planetary energy thus delivered not only
assists the healer in giving the thought-cells the desires he seeks they should have,
but it supplies them with the energy needed to exercise the necessary extra-physical
power to bring about whatever change in the physical body or the physical
environment is needed to complete the healing.
Tuning In On Proper Planetary
Energy
-- The electromagnetic currents passing over the nervous system are the natural
conductors of planetary energies. They pick up, and readily transmit, planetary or
other astral energies which have a similar vibratory frequency. It is feeling, mood and
emotion that tune the electromagnetic energies of the nervous system. Thus to be a
successful stellar healer the individual must be proficient in the use of induced
emotion. He must be able to engender in himself the emotion, or state of feeling,
which for the time being causes him to pick up and radiate not his normal personal
magnetism, but a personal magnetism charged and colored by the astral energy of
any particular planet of his choice.
In this application of induced emotion, during the time he is giving the stellar
treatment he ceases to be his normal self, and through his mood he feels only the
constructive energies of a single planet. Placing himself in this state of feeling, in
which other states of feeling are not present, his nervous system, through the
electromagnetic energies flowing over it, picks up these astral planetary energies.
And because he has practiced at such times to permit the electromagnetic energies to
flow abundantly from his hands, the particular planetary energies thus intercepted
flow also readily with the conducting electromagnetism from his fingers to the
patient.
Not everyone can become a stellar healer. Some have too little electromagnetic
energy for their own needs, or recharge so slowly that giving treatments would lead
to their own depletion. But even of those through whom electromagnetic energy
flows abundantly, and who have vitality enough that they quickly recover from the
loss occasioned in treating, some are so stolid in their nervous makeup that, even
though good magnetic healers, they never can become stellar healers.
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A stellar healer must be able, not merely to control his thoughts during the time of
treatment, but must be able to induce in himself, for the time being, the emotion he
desires. As an actor, to be successful, must be able to feel the part of the character he
plays, so the stellar healer must be able to induce in himself the feeling of the
planetary energy he wishes to use. And he must induce this feeling in himself as a
pleasant and harmonious experience.
The energy of any planet can be given either a constructive or a destructive trend.
When the feelings are pleasant and agreeable at the time it flows through the nervous
system its energies are harmonious and constructive. But if the mood changes to
worry, despondency, anger, or other unpleasant feeling while the treatment is being
given, destructive energies are added to the patient's astral form. Hence the healer
must be able to determine his emotions during the time of treatment.
To tune in on the vibratory rates of a particular planet, the emotion or state of feeling
characteristic of that planet in its constructive aspect should be induced and
established as completely as possible. It should permeate the whole body so
thoroughly that no other type of thought, feeling or emotion is experienced.
Color and Music as Healing Helps
--One of the best aids in this endeavor is, through the imagination, completely to
saturate the body, and send through the hands to the patient, the color ruled by the
planet. In fact, the planetary energy used in treatment, when viewed from the astral
plane, has this color in vivid intensity. Consequently, such visualization is a correct
conception of what actually takes place.
When difficulty is experienced in changing to the emotion of the planetary energy
desired, sounding the chord a few times of the musical key ruled by the planet often
will aid in tuning the mind and nervous system in on the planet's energies.
In these days of the radio and phonograph it is not too difficult to have martial music
when treating with Mars energy; slow, measured, solemn music when the cold blue
ray of Saturn is used; music of pomp and ceremony when the vital orange of the Sun
is employed; hymns for Jupiter; love themes for Venus; soothing, sleepy-time
melodies for the Moon; and volatile, changeable dance rhythms for Mercury.
It is a most difficult thing to explain to another how to induce and hold a particular
emotion. It would be difficult to explain to an actor how to feel joy, how to feel
sorrow, how to feel righteous indignation, or how to feel consuming wrath. The
attitude itself, through the muscular associations, helps to induce the mood. But not
all who assume an attitude can feel what it implies, otherwise there would be more
good actors.
The problem, therefore, of the best technique to induce the desired feeling in full
measure must largely be left to the individual to solve for himself. This much.
however, can be said with definiteness: Whenever the individual feels strongly
aggressive and energetic, at that time he is actually tuned in on Mars planetary
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energies. Whenever he feels coldly methodical and calculating, at that time his
nervous system is actually picking up Saturn planetary energies in some volume. But
during the time he does not feel the energy of Mars, or the energy of Saturn, or the
energy of any particular planet, he is not tuned in on, nor transmitting in volume, the
astral energies of the planet which influences this emotion.
While, therefore, it must be left to the individual, through practice and experiment, to
discover the technique which is best suited to his own particular temperament and
previous conditioning in inducing the desired emotion, he need not remain in doubt,
once a feeling is fully established, that he is tuned in on the planet characteristic of
this feeling, and capable of transmitting its energies in volume.
The Color Must Flow to Be Effective
--According to personal experience in the past, which have set up associations in his
mind, he may find that thinking about some event is a ready way to tune the mind in
on a particular emotion, or state of feeling. But aside from these personal helps in
tuning in on the required vibratory rate, the use of color is universally applicable.
That is, when treating with the energy of a planet, visualize the color as flowing from
the hands, along with the electromagnetism, to the place being treated. And in using
this method the color must not be permitted to remain stationary, but must actively
flow to the patient, and to the part to be healed.
Animal magnetism is electromagnetic energy. It flows over the nerves as nerve
currents and determines the blood supply of the various parts. The more concentrated
the electromagnetic energy at a certain point in the body the greater the supply of
blood received at that place. Conversely, if a blood supply is induced in a certain part,
electromagnetic energy flows there more abundantly.
This is important; for the stellar healer depends upon the electromagnetic energies
flowing from his fingers to conduct the planetary energies he is tuned in on. But
electromagnetic energies will not flow from cold fingers; this coldness indicating
they have a poor blood supply. Therefore, before treating, the hands should be
rubbed together, or the arms flung about vigorously, until the hands are not only
warm, but pulsating with the blood thus forced into them.
And a still further consideration is that electromagnetic energy does not flow well
from dry fingers. If the fingers are dry, even if warm and full of blood, it indicates that
the electromagnetic energy is not flowing from them in the proper abundance for
treatment. When they are warm, and slightly moist with perspiration, they are in the
best condition for giving stellar healing treatments. When dry, therefore, there
should be a basin of warm water handy, in which, from time to time, the fingers
should be dipped, just often enough to keep them suitably moist.
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Although the electromagnetic energy from the right hand is of the vital quality ruled
by the Sun, and the electromagnetic energy from the left hand is of the nutritive
quality ruled by the Moon, when they thus flow from the hands in giving stellar
treatments, both these energies become permeated with, and in some measure take
on the characteristics of, the planetary energy being used.
When, therefore, the energy of some particular planet is being imparted in proper
volume to the patient along with electromagnetic energy, the hands and fingers
commonly vibrate to these energies. This vibration felt in the hands is distinctive for
each planet. And the stellar healer comes to recognize, through this vibratory
sensation in the hands, which planetary energy is flowing through them, and whether
or not it is passing to the patient in proper volume.
Warning
--Tuning in on planetary energies is, of course, tuning in on the high-velocity astral
world. Through a similar process, therefore, one can tune in on the minds of people
and other entities occupying the astral plane. But this is not the object sought in stellar
healing, and any attempt at control of the healer by an invisible entity should always
be resisted.
If control is not permitted when learning this technique, the healer soon forms the
habit of tuning in exclusively on the selected planetary energy, without interference
from any astral intelligence. But if he once permits control from some such entity, it
requires more effort to prevent tuning in on the entity again.
Those who have not sufficient control to be able to tune in on planetary energies
without undue interference from astral intelligences should not attempt stellar
healing, and, as explained in Course V, Chapter 9, they should cultivate directed thinking.
SUN vibrations: Musical accompaniment, D.
The electromagnetic energies flowing from the positive hand normally are under the
dominion of the Sun. They have a special vital healing power even when uncharged
with astral planetary energies. But to give them still greater vital power, and the astral
energy to impart life to the astral form, they should be charged with solar vibrations.
The feeling to be induced is that of dominant vital power. The healer should saturate
himself with orange color, and cause it to flow through his hands to the patient as a
strong, warm, life-giving current of invigorating quality. While thus tuned in on the
solar radiations, this astral energy will flow adequately through both hands, not being
confined to the positive.
MOON vibrations: Musical accompaniment, F.
The electromagnetic energies flowing from the negative hand normally are under the
domination of the Moon. They have a nutritive, magnetic healing influence even
when uncharged with astral planetary energies. But to give them still greater power
to sooth and nourish, they should be charged with lunar vibrations.
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The feeling to be induced is that felt by a mother for the babe in her arms, It is an
enfolding, caressing, gentle and sustaining vibration, rounded and strictly feminine.
While thus tuned in on the lunar radiations this astral energy will flow as a clear green
color through both hands, not being confined to the negative.
MERCURY vibrations: Musical accompaniment, B--B D#-F#-B.
These astral vibrations are active and restless, moving chiefly in straight lines. They
have no warmth, but great power of penetration.
They are the vibratory rates commonly picked up when the healer's mind is actively
engaged with some problem requiring concentrated thought. Consequently, to tune
in on these rates, instead of feeling emotion, the thoughts should be concentrated on
the healing task at hand, and these astral energies directed, with the electromagnetic
energies flowing from the fingers, as a violet stream, into the patient.
VENUS vibrations: Musical accompaniment, E-- E-G #-B-E.
This is the love vibration, into which none of the passion of Mars should be injected.
It is best felt as a deep and abiding affection, quite apart from the ordinary
connotation of sex. As felt flowing from the fingers the energy is mildly warm and
enfolding, distinct alike from the genial warmth of Jupiter and the intense power of
the Sun.
Care must always be used when treating a person of opposite sex with this vibratory
rate that it does not stimulate a personal affection which would prove embarrassing.
But as a kindly yellow light. mellow and gently warm, passing to the region under
treatment, it can be kept sufficiently impersonal to avoid such complications and at
the same time do its work as the natural antidote for Saturn. And because so many
diseased conditions are of the Saturn type, the use of the planetary energies of Venus
are frequently required.
MARS vibrations: Musical accompaniment, C-- C-E-G-C.
These astral vibratory rates when seen clairvoyantly are red. To tune in on them the
whole organism should be given the feeling of abundant and positive aggressive
energy.
As applied to treatment, the best color is scarlet. It is a vibration which is highly
stimulating, and care should be used that no disagreeable or antagonistic feelings are
present during its application. As they pass from the fingers these energies give the
sensation of pulsating, glowing heat.
JUPITER vibrations: Musical accompaniment, A--A-C#-E-A.
These astral vibratory rates can be tuned in on through prayer and through the feeling
of devotion to assisting the realization of God's Great Plan. When passing through
the fingers these vibrations give the feeling of generous warmth and gratitude.
The blue is warmed by red, and the energies are correctly visualized as a rich purple.
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SATURN vibrations: Musical accompaniment, G--G-B-D-G.
The state of feeling to be induced in tuning in on the planetary energies of Saturn is
that of cold, unbending justice, in which warmth is displaced by an intense steel-blue
vibration.
The heavy vibratory rates of Saturn--those that feel like lead--should carefully be
avoided. Instead, the energy streaming from the finger tips should be accompanied
by a cold sensation which, although unyielding and strict, is not unpleasant. If any
unpleasantness is felt the treatment should be discontinued, as such indicates that
destructive energies are being delivered to the patient.
URANUS, NEPTUNE and PLUTO vibrations: The vibrations of Uranus have a
penetrating and disruptive quality, those of Neptune when not elusive are ecstatic
and may lead to cosmic consciousness, and those of Pluto on its constructive side
cooperate in the work revealed in cosmic consciousness and may lead to divine
consciousness.
Calculating the Power and Harmony of the
Normal Progressed Horoscope
--The normal relative amount of activity of the various departments of life during a
given period may be gauged by the normal power of the houses of the major
progressed horoscope during that period.
Irrespective of the normal power of a house, or its normal harmony or discord, its
affairs will move along this normal course with no marked variation until a
progressed aspect forms which adds accessory energy to the thought-cells mapped
by the house. The energy of a progressed aspect not merely increases the energy
available to the thought-cells, but it stimulates them to use whatever energy is
available.
A man may do very little more work when he is in top health and at the apex of his
physical strength than during another period when he is in poor health and rather
weak. The strength is there when he is in top health, but he may fail to exert himself.
But if he does exert himself while in top health, he can accomplish much more than if
he exerts himself while in poor health and weak. A progressed aspect not only gives
the thought-cells more energy, but it causes them to exert themselves. They strive to
accomplish something characteristic of their desires.
As, other things being equal, such as conditioning and the facilities of environment,
the thought-cells having the most power and receiving the most power from the
progressed aspect are those most likely to bring about the event stimulated by the
progressed aspect, it is highly valuable to know exactly the amount of normal power
of each house of the major progressed horoscope during a given period, the normal
harmony or discord of each house of the major progressed horoscope during the
given period, and both the amount of power and the amount of harmony or discord
added to each house influenced by a given progressed aspect.
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A progressed aspect adds energy not merely to one house of the normal major
progressed horoscope, but to several of them. While other things may affect the
department of life which will be influenced by the event brought to pass by the
progressed aspect, a better appraisal of the department of life that will be affected can
be had if the number of astrodynes possessed by each house of the normal major
progressed horoscope is known, and if the number of astrodynes added to each of the
houses influenced also is known.
And if the number of harmodynes and discordynes possessed by each house of the
normal major progressed horoscope is known, and the number of harmodynes or
discordynes added to each of the houses influenced by the progressed aspect is
known, a much better appraisal can be made of the probable fortune or misfortune of
the event which the aspect influences.
Knowledge of the number of astrodynes and harmodynes or discordynes possessed
by each house aside from progressed aspects, and the number of astrodynes and
harmodynes or discordynes added to each house by progressed aspects during a
given period, enables the individual to gauge much more precisely the Precautionary
Actions which should be taken to make the most of opportunities offered during the
period, and to avoid difficulties that otherwise might be encountered during the
period. And affording as precise a guide as possible to the Proper Precautionary
Actions that should be taken is the chief value of astrological knowledge.
A planet merely moving through a sign or house of the birth-chart by Transit, by
Minor Progression, or by Major Progression, brings about a structural change in the
astral body which enables it to receive energy, of the nature indicated by the
progressed planet, in that region. The energy release shown by a progressed planet
forms a temporary stellar dynamic structure within the astral body. This acts as a
radio receiving terminal for picking up and transmitting to that compartment of the
astral body the energies of the vibratory rate of the planet. Observation of the
increase in activity of the department of life mapped by the house into which a major
progressed planet moves, and the corresponding decrease in the activities of the
department of life mapped by the house from which the same major progressed
planet has moved, leads to the conclusion that, wherever it moves by major
progression, a planet carries with it about one-half its birth-chart power. The
progressed Moon, while calculated by the major time-velocity ratio, is considered a
sub-major influence having 1/7 the power of a major progressed planet, and thus
carrying with it by major progression 1/14 of its birth-chart power.
The time-velocity ratio of minor progressions and transits also clearly indicates their
relative power, as verified by much careful observation. That is-- other than their
distinctive power of stepping up through aspect major progressed aspects involving
the same planet, to be explained later--a minor progressed planet has 1/27.3 the
power of a major progressed planet, and a minor progressed aspect has 1/27.3 the
power of the same major progressed aspect.
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A transiting planet has 1/365.25 the power of a major progressed planet, and a transit
aspect has 1/365.25 the power of the same major progressed aspect. This does not
signify that either minor progressed positions or transit positions should be ignored:
for they may afford just the required accessory energy--the proverbial straw that
broke the camel's back--to enable the thought-cells to bring into the life an event of
importance indicated by a major progressed aspect.
To ascertain the total unaspected progressed power of a sign or house at a given time,
not only must the power of any major progressed planet in it be included, but also the
power of any minor progressed planet in it and the power of any transiting planet in it.
A minor progressed planet carries with it 1/54.6 of its birth-chart power, and a
transiting planet carries with it 1/730.50 of its birth-chart power.
Except when it is desired to get the total power of a sign or house for some limited
period, the major progressed horoscope may be considered roughly as the normal.
With the exception of the Moon, the major progressed planets usually not only
remain many years in each house and sign; but they carry with them much power.
Even the major progressed Moon has enough power that its approximately
two-and-a-half years in each sign and house produce noticeable effects. But on the
whole, the major progressed planets remain so long in each sign and house that,
except when they move from one house into another, the conditions attracted by the
thought-cell activity they support comes to be considered normal for that department
of life. New developments of consequence occur only when there is a major
progressed aspect which adds still more energy in unusual volume to the
thought-cells of the house.
A planet merely moving through a sign or house of the birth-chart by Major
Progression, by Minor Progression or by Transit not only adds energy to the sign or
house through which it thus moves, but the energy thus added is harmonious if the
planet is harmonious at birth, and the energy thus added is discordant if the planet
was discordant at birth.
Wherever a planet moves by major progression it carries with it about one-half its
birth-chart harmony or discord. The progressed Moon carries with it by major
progression 1/14 of its birth-chart harmony or discord. A minor progressing planet
carries with it 1/54.6 of its birth-chart harmony or discord. A transiting planet carries
with it 1/730.50 of its birth-chart harmony or discord.
In addition, when the planet thus progressing is in a sign which has essential dignity
or essential debility it gains harmony or discord. By major progression it gains
one-half the harmodynes or discordynes indicated in the Table of Essential Dignity
Values (page 66 at the front of Chapter 03). The major progressed Moon gains 1/14
of the harmodynes or discordynes indicated in the table. Minor progressed planets gain
1/54.6 of the harmodynes or discordynes indicated in the table. And transiting
planets gain 1/730.50 of the harmodynes or discordynes indicated in the table.
Progressing planets gain by mutual reception (MR) only when the two planets in
mutual reception form a progressed aspect. When this occurs, each planet involved
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in the major progressed aspect gains 2.50 harmodynes, each planet involved in a
sub-major progressed aspect gains .36 harmodynes, each planet involved in a minor
progressed aspect gains .09 harmodynes, and each planet involved in a transit aspect
gains .01 harmodynes.
Now let us calculate the power and the harmony and discord of John Edward's
normal major progressed horoscope for the year 1941. The Limiting Date is June 9,
1920, and the Major Progression Date for 1941 is April 9, 1920. The positions of the
planets at noon in the ephemeris on April 9, 1920, therefore, are their major
progressed positions for calendar date June 9, 1941. The Moon moves from
Sagittarius into Capricorn by major progression on September 15, 1941, after that
date adding its progressed power and discord to Capricorn rather than Sagittarius;
but the house it occupies does not change during the year.
John Edward's birth-chart is given on page 4 at the front of Chapter 01. The birth-chart
power of each planet, as previously calculated, is given on page 67 at the front of Chapter 03.
The birth-chart harmony or discord of each planet, as previously calculated, is given
on page 68 of Chapter 03. The birth-chart power of each birth-chart sign and
house, as previously calculated, is given on page 35 at the front of Chapter 02. The
birth-chart harmony or discord of each sign and house, as previously calculated, is
given on page 98 at the front of this lesson.
The ephemeris on April 9, 1920, shows the Moon in Sagittarius. Its birth-chart power
is 24.83 astrodynes. Dividing 24.83 by 14 gives 1.77 astrodynes. Its birth-chart
discord is 6.76 discordynes. Dividing 6.76 by 14 gives .48 discordynes. 44.63
astrodynes (birth-chart Sagittarius) plus 1.85 gives the normal major progressed
power of Sagittarius as 46.48 astrodynes. 9.31 harmodynes (birth-chart Sagittarius)
minus .48 discordynes gives the normal major progressed harmony of Sagittarius as
8.83 harmodynes.
In addition to progressed Moon, progressed Asc. is in the first house. Its birth-chart
power is 24.03 astrodynes, and its birth-chart discord is 2.72 discordynes. Dividing
24.03 by 2 gives 12.02 astrodynes. Dividing 2.72 by 2 gives 1.36 discordynes. 44.63
astrodynes (birth-chart first house) plus 1.85 plus 12.02 gives the normal major
progressed power of the first house as 58.50 astrodynes. .48 plus 1.36 gives 1.84
discordynes. 9.31 harmodynes (birthchart first house) minus 1.84 gives the normal
major progressed harmony of the first house as 7.47 harmodynes.
Progressed Asc. is in Capricorn. We have already found its progressed power as
12.02 astrodynes and its progressed discord as 1.36 discordynes. 20.59 astrodynes
(birth-chart Capricorn) plus 12.02 gives the normal major progressed power of
Capricorn as 32.61 astrodynes. 7.88 discordynes (birth-chart Capricorn) plus 1.36
gives the normal major progressed discord of Capricorn as 9.24 discordynes.
Aquarius has no progressed planet in it and therefore retains its birth-chart power of
9.84 astrodynes and its birth-chart discord of 1.86 discordynes. And as no progressed
planet is in the second house, it retains its birth-chart power of 64.63 astrodynes, and
its birth-chart discord of 1.53 discordynes.
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Progressed Uranus, Venus and Mercury are in Pisces. Birth-chart Uranus has 37.54
astrodynes and .86 harmodynes. Dividing each by 2 gives 18.77 astrodynes and .43
harmodynes. Birth-chart Venus has 34.20 astrodynes, and 8.21 harmodynes.
Dividing each by 2 gives 17.10 astrodynes and 4.11 harmodynes. It also gains 0.50
harmodynes for being in its exaltation. Birth-chart Mercury has 38.48 astrodynes and
6.91 discordynes. Dividing each by 2 gives 19.24 astrodynes and 3.46 discordynes. It
also gains 1 discordyne for being in its detriment. 138.43 (birthchart Pisces) plus
18.77 plus 17.10 plus 19.24 gives the normal major progressed power of Pisces as
193.54 astrodynes. 15.30 (birth-chart Pisces) plus .43 plus 4.11 plus 1.50 gives 21.34
harmodynes. 3.46 plus 1 gives 4.46 discordynes. 21.34 minus 4.46 gives the normal
major progressed harmony of Pisces as 16.88 harmodynes.
Progressed Sun is in Aries. Birth-chart Sun has 21.60 astrodynes, and 5.07
harmodynes. Dividing each by 2 gives 10.80 astrodynes and 2.54 harmodynes. In
addition, the Sun gains 2.00 harmodynes for being in its degree of exaltation. It thus
has a total of 4.54 harmodynes. 65.19 (birth-chart Aries) plus 10.80 gives the normal
major progressed power of Aries as 77.99 astrodynes. 7.79 discordynes (birth-chart
Aries) minus 4.54 harmodynes gives the normal major progressed discord of Aries as
3.25 discordynes.
Details of other signs and houses will be found on pages 57 and 58.