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And so we b e g i n o u r new Cosmology, t h e A rcane Cosm ology, w i t h t h e s e new f a c t s : FIRST: T h is p l a n e t w hich we h a v e b e e n c a l l i n g t h e e a r t h i s t h e o n ly p l a n e t i n t h e U n i v e r s e . I t i s , i n f a c t , THE u n i v e r s e . SECOND: I t i s a h o llo w s p h e r e w i t h a c u r i o u s c r u s t , or s h e l l , many m iles in th ic k n e ss. THIRD: On t h e i n s i d e o f t h i s c r u s t a r e m o u n ta in s and p l a i n s a n d l a k e s and r i v e r s and c o n t i n e n t s and o c e a n s , j u s t a s we h a v e b e e n t a u g h t e x i s t e d on t h e o u t s i d e o f t h e s h e l l o r c r u s t . FOURTH: We a n d a l l a n im a l l i f e l i v e on t h e i n s i d e o f t h i s s p h e r e and t r a v e l a ro u n d on t h e i n s i d e j u s t a s w eare s u p p o s e d t o l i v e and t r a v e l on t h e o u t s i d e . FIFTH: I n t h e v e r y c e n t r e o f t h i s s p h e r e — i n t h e c e n t r e of i t s g r e a t h o l lo w s p a c e — i s a p o i n t o r p l a c e t h a t t h e n u c l e u s o f a l l power r a d i a t e s fro m , and t h i s c e n t r e p o i n t g i v e s u s what we now know a s t h e SUN. SIXTH: The Moon and t h e s o - c a l l e d p l a n e t s a r e w i t h i n t h i s g r e a t s p a c e , as a l s o a r e t h e " h e a v e n s ” , t h e c lo u d s and a l l t h a t e x i s t s above t h e s u r f a c e of t h e e a r t h . SEVENTH: The g r e a t s p h e r e , o r c e l l , or t h e s h e l l of t h i s s p h e r e , r e ­ v o l v e s on an a x i s j u s t a s we h a v e b e e n t o l d t h e e a r t h r e v o l v e s , mak­ i n g a c o m p le te r e v o l u t i o n e v e r y 24 h o u r s . EIGHTH: One h a l f o f t h e s u r f a c e i n s i d e o f t h i s s h e l l i s i n d a r k n e s s , c a l l e d N i g h t , a n d t h e o t h e r h a l f i n l i g h t , c a l l e d Day; a n d t h e r e ­ v o l v i n g o f t h e s h e l l c a u s e s day to change i n t o n i g h t and n i g h t i n t o day. NINTH: The s o - c a l l e d p o l e s and m a g n e tic p o i n t s a r e p o i n t s of p o ­ l a r i t y on t h e s u r f a c e of t h e s h e l l ; and t h e warm b e l t s a n d c o l d p o l e s o f t h e e a r t h ’ s s u r f a c e e x i s t on a c c o u n t o f m a g n e t ic - c o n d it io n s w h ic h we w i l l s t u d y l a t e r on. TENTH: From t h e c e n t r e , w here t h e power and f o r c e of t h e u n i v e r s e r a d i a t e s t h r o u g h t h e S u n ’ s r a y s , comes a l l t h e e n e r g y t h a t i s u s e d by n a t u r e f o r c r e a t i o n . T h is e n e r g y m a n i f e s t s i n a l l c h e m ic a ls a n d a l l a n im a l l i f e b e c a u s e of i t s r a t e s of v i b r a t i o n s . The s o - c a l l e d f o r c e o f g r a v i t a t i o n i s NOT a p u l l to w a r d t h e e a r t h , b u t i n s t e a d a c e n t r i ­ f u g a l f o r c e r e s u l t i n g from t h e r e v o l u t i o n o f t h e s h e l l o r c e l l , c a u s ­ i n g e v e r y t h i n g i n s i d e o f t h e s h e l l t o b e p u s h e d fro m t h e c e n t r e of t h e s h e l l to w a r d i t s i n n e r s u r f a c e . T h e r e f o r e g r a v i t a t i o n , a s we s e e i t m a n i f e s t e d , i s NOT a p u l l , b u t a PUSH. T h is m eans, t h e n , t h a t a l l such la w s a n d p r i n c i p l e s a s a r e b a s e d upon g r a v i t a t i o n b e i n g a p u l l a r e f a l s e , and t h e la w s of s p e o i f i c g r a v i t y a n d w e ig h t a r e f a l s e a n d t h e r e f o r e t h e c h e m ic a l s t a n d a r d of n a t u r e ’ s m a n i f e s t a t i o n s c a n n o t

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b e p r o p e r l y j u d g e d by s u c h a t h i n g as s p e c i f i c g r a v i t y . N e i t h e r can t h e n a t u r e o f any of G o d 's m a n i f e s t a t i o n s be ju d g e d u n l e s s a l l t h e o l d t h e o r i e s be r e v o l u t i o n i z e d . ELEVENTH: The e m a n a tio n s from t h e c e n t r e o f t h i s c e l l , o r u n i v e r s e , a r e i n t h e form o f a g r e a t VITAL FORCE t r a v e l l i n g to w a rd t h e s h e l l i n many fo rm s o f u n d u l a t i o n s a n d r a t e s of v i b r a t i o n s , and a c c o r d i n g t o t h e r a t e s o f v i b r a t i o n s do we h a v e a l l fo rm s o f m a t t e r and l i f e on t h i s e a r t h . The s p a c e b e tw e e n t h e c e n t r e p o i n t and t h e s h e l l i s f i l l e d w i t h t h e s e v i b r a t i o n s a n d t h i s s p a c e i s t h e g r e a t COSMIC SPACE and i t i s c h a r g e d w i t h COSMIC MIND o r t h e c o n s c i o u s n e s s o f God. TWELFTH: The e m a n a t a t i o n s fro m t h e c e n t r e a r e of a POSITIVE NATURE a n d t h e s h e l l h a s become c h a r g e d w i t h a n e g a t i v e p o l a r i t y , t h e r e f o r e , t h e u n i v e r s e , o r g r e a t c e l l , IN w h ich we l i v e i s a huge m a g n e tic b a l l o r s p h e r e a n d a l l t h a t e x i s t s i s a r e s u l t of t h i s m a g n e tism . W ith t h e s e TWELVE FACTS, w h ich r e a l l y c o n t a i n many more f a c t s , we c an se e a t once how much l i k e t h e s m a l l e s t c e l l s of p r o to p la s m t h e u n i v e r s e r e a l l y i s . We can s e e now w hat t h e a n c i e n t s m eant when th e y s a i d : "As above so b e l o w . " We can s e e now why i t was w e l l t o u n d e r ­ s t a n d s o m e th in g o f what c e l l s a r e and how t h e y lo o k u n d e r t h e m i c r o ­ s c o p e , a n d why we w a rn ed t h a t t h e r e a r e no e x c e p t i o n s to n a t u r e * s l a w s ; f o r a l l n a t u r e i s i n t h e form o f a c e l l , c e l l s w i t h i n c e l l s , th e u n iv e rs e b e in g the b ig g e s t c e l l , th e l i t t l e c e l l of proto plasm , t h a t b e i n g t h e l i f e o f an a n i m a l , b e i n g b u t a m i n a t u r e o f t h e b i g c e l l , th e u n iv e rs e . I n ou r f u t u r e l e c t u r e s we m ust t a k e u p eac h one o f t h e s e f a c t s and e l a b o r a t e u p o n them , even t o t h e m in u te a n a l y s i s o f th e n a t u r e of t h e e n e rg y t h a t r a d i a t e s from t h e c e n t r e and c r e a t e s a l l . l i v i n g th in g s as w e ll as a l l g ro ss m a tte r . B u t i n t h i s F i r s t Term of o u r s t u d i e s we s h a l l c o n t i n u e w i t h t h e more o r l e s s a b s t r a c t p r i n c i p l e s and f a c t s b e c a u s e t h e y w i l l h e l p u s t o b e t t e r u n d e r s t a n d eac h s t e p a s we p r o g r e s s . And so t o t h o s e o f u s who i n t h e p a s t h a v e r e a d o r h e a r d of t h e COS­ MIC MIND a n d COSMIC SPACE, t h e r e o p e n s up b e f o r e u s a new v i s t a and a new p h i l o s o p h y . We can s e e a n d r e a l i z e now how s u c h a Cosmic Space c an b e c h a r g e d w i t h i n t e l l i g e n c e o r a p e r f e c t c o n d i t i o n o f a t t u n e m e n t, b e c a u s e t h a t s p a c e i s NOT AN ENDLESS and LIMITLESS s p a c e , as we h a v e b e e n t o l d h e r e t o f o r e , b u t a l i m i t e d s p a c e , an e n c l o s e d s p a c e . We know t h a t t h e s p a c e w i t h i n a room o r even a l a r g e h a l l can b e so c h a r g e d w i t h s u b t l e v i b r a t i o n s o f one k i n d o r a n o t h e r t h a t p e r s o n s e n t e r i n g t h e room f e e l t h o s e v i b r a t i o n s and s e n s e them i n a manner t h a t i s u n m i s t a k a b l e . I t h a s a lw a y s b e e n d i f f i c u l t f o r t h e s t u d e n t o f o c c u l t p h i l o s o p h y t o u n d e r s t a n d how t h e g r e a t Cosmic S p a c e , b e g i n n i g n now here a n d e n d in g nov/here, l i m i t l e s s and e n d l e s s , c o u ld b e c h a r g e d w i t h v i b r a t i o n s and a Cosmic Mind w hich w ould n o t be c h an g ­ i n g o r e v e r p a s s i n g away.

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So i n our n e x t l e c t u r e we w i l l s t u d y t h i s p h i l o s o p h i c a l a s p e c t of o u r Cosmogony and l e a r n t h a t t h e g r e a t LOGOS i s th e LIGHT of GOD i n t h e c e n t r e of ou r U n i v e r s e and t h a t t h e DIVINE Mind i s t h e i n t e l l i g e n c e t h a t r a d i a t e s i n t o s p a c e w i t h t h e g r e a t LIGHT and f i l l s t h e Cosmic w i t h t h a t M ind, -th e r e b y m aking t h e g r e a t COSMIC MIND, l e s h a l l s e e how t h e u n i v e r s e was c r e a t e d from t h i s LOGOS a n d , as we go a lo n g s t e p by s t e p , n o t o n l y w i l l t h e g r e a t m a t e r i a l la w s and p r i n c i p l e s o f t h i s u n i v e r s e r e v e a l t h e m s e l v e s to u s i n a m anner more e a s i l y u n ­ d e r s t o o d t h a n t h e o l d s c h o o l s h a v e e v e r b e e n a b l e t o p r e s e n t them , b u t we s h a l l a l s o d i s c o v e r t h e TRUE God and r e a l i z e t h e g r e a t DIVIN­ ITY t h a t p e r v a d e s t h e U n i v e r s e a n d i s , i n t r u t h , i n e v e r y c e l l o f o u r b o d i.e s, i n e v e r y b r e a t h we t a k e , and i n e v e r y p a r t o f our m ind and th in k in g . I n l e c t u r e No. 2 of t h i s c o u r s e t h e r e i s a s t a t e m e n t r e g a r d i n g t h e C y p re s s t r e e s t o b e fo u n d i n C a l i f o r n i a . One of o u r s t u d e n t s h a d w r i t t e n t o u s c o r r e c t i n g a s t a t e m e n t made t h e r e i n by c a s t i n g th e l i g h t o f t r u t h on an unknown f a c t and we a r e v e r y p l e a s e d t o add t h i s . f a c t t o w hat i s s a i d i n L e c t u r e No. 2. He w r i t e s u s : l,I n p a r t s o f L o u i s a n a t h e r e WERE l a r g e a r e a s c o v e r e d w i t h C y p r e s s . Much C y p re s s a l s o grew i n p a r t s o f E a s t T exas and more o r l e s s i n Ange­ l i n a C ounty, T e x a s . T hese mammoth t r e e s h a v e n e a r l y a l l d i s a p p e a r e d d u r i n g t h e p a s t t e n t o tw e n t y y e a r s . 1 1 Our s t u d e n t who w r i t e s t h u s i s a C o n s u l t i n g C i v i l E n g i n e e r a n d h i s p r o f e s s i o n h a s b r o u g h t him i n t o c o n t a c t w i t h t h e s e s e c t i o n s w here t h e C y p re s s once grew . Cur s t u d e n t s w i l l f i n d i t v e r y i n t e r e s t i n g t o h u n t up some modern s c h o o l g e o g r a p h i e s o r t e x t b o o k s on t h e s im p le FUNDAMENTAL p r i n c i p l e s o f g e o g ra p h y and a stro n o m y and r e a d what i s s a i d a b o u t t h e sh a p e of t h e e a r t h and how we a r e s u p p o s e d t o know t h a t we l i v e on t h e o u t ­ s i d e of i t . Our s t u d e n t s a r e a l s o a d v i s e d NOT t o t a l k a b o u t t h i s p h a s e of o u r s t u d i e s t o s t r a n g e r s , f o r i t w i l l a r o u s e a n ta g o n is m o f ­ t e n and you h a v e n o t y e t s u f f i c i e n t p r o o f t o a r g u e o r p r o v e you r p o i n t , and o u r t e a c h i n g s s h o u l d b e k e p t from t h o s e who have n o t h a d a l l n e c e s s a r y p r e p a r a t i o n f o r them . End o f L e c t u r e Number F o u r-A .

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