GNOSIS Volume 1
Table of Contents
1) Acknowledgements p. 4
2) Index p. 7
3) Warning to the Reader p. 15
4) Author's Foreword p. 21
5) Introduction p. 25
First Part: MAN
CHAPTER I ‑ p. 33
Interior life of man. Instability of the I.
Introspection as a method of work. What we can
gather by introspection. The three currents of
psychic life. Particles of iron powder. Rubbing,
heat & fixing. The Law of Hazard or of Accident.
Plurality of the I. What is man ? The body & the
Soul. The Personality. The three psychic centers.
CHAPTER II ‑ p. 43
Knowledge (savoir) & understanding. Consciousness
& its functions. Four levels of Consciousness: Sub‑
consciousness, waking consciousness, Real I consci‑
ousness & Consciousness. The problem of being. Four
levels of being. Containing & contents. Knowledge,
understanding & know‑how (savoir‑faire).
CHAPTER III ‑ p. 51
The Personality enjoying a certain autonomy. The
intimate link with the body. Mastering the latter.
Pose of the Sage. Study of the structure of the
Personality. The three psychic centers: intellectual,
emotive & motor; their structure. The three fundam‑
ental types of exterior man: men 1, 2 or 3. their
CHAPTER IV ‑ p. 60
The three I's of man: the I of the body (physical),
the I of the Personality (psychic), the real I
(spiritual). Their relation in theory & practice. The
987 little I's & the results of the possible comb‑
inations of the three centers & their sectors.
CHAPTER V ‑ p. 67
The physical I as the consciousness of the body: its
field of action ‑ The psychic I as the consciousness
of the Personality. Illogicality of the psychic life
of man. Explanation of his apparent continuity.
Interior & exterior conflicts. Buffers. The auto‑
tranquilising mechanism. Various cases of juncture.
Lumps. Pathological cases. Division & dissolution of
the Personality. The constant number of elements com‑
posing the Personality. Personality of the child.
Formation of the Character.
CHAPTER VI ‑ p. 78
The Personality of the adult man. His components. The
active & dominant position in the Exterior man.
Manifestations of the real I. Man taken no more as a
fact but as a possibility. Aptitude of evolution.
Resistance of the Personality. General notion of
esoterism & its three degrees. "A" & "B" influences
Formation of a fourth center i.e. the magnetic center.
CHAPTER VII ‑ p. 92
The superior centers & their structure. Conditions of
their connection with the Personality. The ties bet‑
ween the inferior centers & the growth of the magnetic
center. Repercussion of its development on the Person‑
ality of the Exterior man. Instrument of morality in
the Exterior man. Junction with the superior centers.
Man 5, 6 & 7.
SECOND PART: THE UNIVERSE
CHAPTER VIII ‑ p. 105
Man in so much as being an integral part of the Uni‑
verse. Conception of the Universe as a living organ‑
ism. The double meaning of man's existence. The Gen‑
eral Law & the Law of Exception. The Absolute. His
non‑manifested state & manifestation. The three fund‑
amental conditions of creation: Space, Time & Equili‑
brium. Three basic principles of life: static dynamic
& neutralising. Eternity. Accomplishment. General
notion of the structure of the Universe.
CHAPTER IX ‑ p. 116
The first fundamental law of the created Universe.
The Law of Three. Discernment between the "A" & the
"B" influences. Structure of the Ray of Creation.
Rectifying laws corresponding to each echelon of the
Ray of Creation.
CHAPTER X ‑ p. 127
Functioning of the created Universe: the second fund‑
amental law of the created Universe. The Law of
Seven or the Law of the Octave. Principle of Equili‑
brium. Problem of material‑energy.
CHAPTER XI ‑ p. 142
Plan of Creation & its application. The Cosmic Octave.
The Lateral Octave, its functioning & its significance
in connection with the Cosmic Octave.
CHAPTER XII ‑ p. 154
Life of the Universe along the Ray of Creation. System
of the Cosmos. Significance of the names attributed to
the various echelons of the System of the Cosmos.
Ascending & descending Octaves.
CHAPTER XIII ‑ p. 169
Principle of Relativity. Objective & subjective notion
of Time. The units of Time. Table of equivalence. The
constant correspondence between the different units of
Time: impression, respiration, waking & sleep, life.
Table of evolution. Dimensions of Space & Time. Their
CHAPTER XIV ‑ p. 183
Principle of Equilibrium. Principle of Imperfection.
Life ‑ Love ‑ Death ‑ Individuality. Perfect couple
formed by two polar beings. Karma. Influence of the
principle of Equilibrium on the Law of Seven, allowing
among others, the explanation of the nutrition of the
Universe. Organic correspondence existing between the
form & the contents.
THIRD PART: THE WAY
CHAPTER XV ‑ p. 203
Definition of the Way. Illusion. The Way & the Brush.
The Route & Path of Access to the Way. Return is
prohibited for him who engages on the Way: the Way is
in a one way direction. Resistence of the General Law
to the seeking of the Way.Evolution of the Personality
& birth of the Individuality. The real I & the real
CHAPTER XVI ‑ p. 217
Moral bankruptcy to which exterior life is drawn.
Exterior man experiences the need to search for the
Way when he ascertains & recognises his own moral
bankruptcy. Arrangement of his interior "cage" &
sheltered from the "A" influences. Discrimination
between the "A" & the "B" influences. Exterior consid‑
eration. The leven of the Pharisees. The invisible
conflict. The Mystery of Accomplishment.
CHAPTER XVII ‑ p. 233
Lying & stealing are the dominant characteristics of
exterior man. Different categories of lies. Ceasing
to lie to oneself: first condition of success in the
search for the Way. Access to Love suppressing lies.
Access to the Truth frees from slavery. Independance
Salvation. Success is obtained by conscious efforts
joined with divine grace. Four elements are at the
base of progress in the search for the Way. Negative &
CHAPTER XVIII ‑ p. 248
Relations between man & woman viewed from the esoteric
angle. Role of the woman in the fall & in redemption.
The inspiring woman. The three routes of Access to
the Way.The possible targets to be reached.The problem
of the new man. Representative types of the elite
taken in historical evolution. Four modes of percep‑
tion, of study & of influence over the exterior world:
Philosophy, Religion, Science & Art. Alternation of
types 2 & 3 in the past. The actual epoch tends to
favour the apparition of men 4, agents of a synthesis
where the goal to be solved is the dilemma between
cataclysm & the apparition of a New Earth (according
to the prophecy of St. Peter). The magnetic center of
humanity, actually in formation in its ensemble.
CHAPTER XIX ‑ p. 269
Being & seeming to be. Confusion between these two
notions in Exterior man. The Principle of Imperfection
as a first condition of Creation. The meaning of
Creation resides in the realisation starting from the
Zero of a unity similar to the Infinite, composed of
an infinity of unities issued from imperfect zeros
representing the Souls after the fall. The doctrine of
the Present. The Present is situated outside Time. The
Present of Exterior man. The ga The three dimensions
of the Present.
CHAPTER XX ‑ p. 283
Esoteric exercises are aimed at acquiring the real
Present. Mastering of the body, of the Personality &
getting into contact with the higher levels of Consci‑
ousness. Eight groups of exercises physical & psychic
between which the technique of respiration constitutes
a bridge. Passive ascertainment. Superior group of
exercises: concentration, contemplation & extacy.
Schematic drawing of the Way. The seven sections of
the three thresholds: the crossing of the first leads
from the brush to the Steps which, in its turn, leads
to the second Threshold. The latter crossed, the
disciple enters the Way, properly speaking,which leads
towards the third Threshold. The final limit of
possible evolution in the terrestial conditions. Desc‑
ription of the stages of the Way.
CHAPTER XXI ‑ p. 312
The trench between the wanting & the capability in
modern man. Evolution allows the surmounting of this
trench. Knowledge ‑ Understanding & Know‑how (savoir‑
faire). The Androgyne. Return of the pre‑adamic unity
by the fusion of two polar Individualities. Stopping
of the growth & the development of the Personality as
an obstacle for such a fusion. The Personality must be
developed alongside the stairs up to its integral
expression. Desire, faith, force, discernment. Love.
The plan of eternity as the domain of the possible.
Realisation in Time. Pseudo‑reincarnation. True reinc‑
arnation: conscious, volontary, individual, situated
in Time. The original film such as it is conceived in
eternity. Its introduction inside time. The eternal
return in a reincarnation so to say, unconscious, in‑
volontary & non‑individual. The teams. Free movements
of the Exterior man charge the original film. Karma.
Conscious efforts can transform the film, which revo‑
lves in a spiral approximately. Collective pseudo‑
reincarnation, conscious work on the film, neutralisa‑
tion of the Karma & the return to the original film.
The esoteric short cut by the joint work & by the
conscious efforts of the two polar beings, forming one
Microcosmos for both of them.The primordial importance
to find & to recognise the polar being. Preliminary
condition: renouncing the free movements. Criteria of
polarity. The crossing of the first threshold needs a
renunciatiation; the second threshold needs a positive
Postscript p. 349
Biblography p. 351
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