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Four-Dimensional Vistas

by

Claude Fayette Bragdon

 

INTRODUCTION

I. THE QUEST OF FREEDOM

The Undiscovered Country—Miracles—The Failure of Common Sense—The Function of Science—Mathematics—Intuition—Our Sense of Space—The Subjectivity of Space—The Need of an Enlarged Space-Concept.

II. THE DIMENSIONAL LADDER

Learning to Think in Terms of Spaces—From the Cosmos to the Corpuscle—And Beyond—Evolution as Space-Conquest—Dimensional Sequences—Man the Geometer—Higher, and Highest, Space.

III. PHYSICAL PHENOMENA

Looking for the Greater in the Less—Symmetry—Other Allied Phenomena—Isomerism—The Orbital Motion of Spheres: Cell-Subdivision— The Electric Current—The Greater Universe—A Hint from Astronomy— Gravitation—The Ether of Space.

IV. TRANSCENDENTAL PHYSICS

Zoellner—Apparitions—Possession—Clairvoyance in Space—Clairvoyance in Time—Pisgah Sights of Life's Pageant.

V. CURVED TIME

Time from the Standpoint of Experiment and of Conscious Experience— Relativity—The Spoon-Man—The Orbital Movement of Time—Materiality the Mirror of Consciousness—Periodicity.

VI. SLEEP AND DREAMS

Sleep—Dreams—Time in Dreams—The Eastern Teaching in regard to Sleep and Dreams—Space in Dreams—The Phenomenon of Pause.

VII. THE NIGHT SIDE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

The Field of Psychic Research—Modifying the Past—Karma and Reincarnation—Colonel De Rochas' Experiments.

VIII. THE EASTERN TEACHING

Oriental Physics and Metaphysics—The Self-Recovered Memory of past Births—Release.

IX. THE MYSTICS

Hermes Trismegistus—The Page and the Press—The Ship and its Captain—Direct Vision—Plato's Shadow-Watchers—Swedenborg—Man, the Space-Eater—The Within and Without—Intuition and Reason—The Coil of Life.

X. GENIUS

Immanence—Timelessness—Beyond Good and Evil: Beauty—The Daemonic— “A Dream and a Forgetting”—The Play of Brahm.

XI. THE GIFT OF FREEDOM

Concept and Conduct—Selflessness—Humility—Solidarity—Live Openly— Non-Resistance to Evil—The Immanent Divine.