Thought Forms
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Thought Forms

By Annie Wood Besant
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This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE MEANING OF THE COLOURS The table of colours given in the frontispiece has already been thoroughly described in the book Man Visible and Invisible, and the meaning to be attached to them is just the same in the thought-form as in the body out of which it is evolved. For the sake of those who have not at hand the full description given in the book just mentioned, it will be well to state that black means hatred and malice. Red, of all shades from lurid brick-red to brilliant scarlet, indicates anger; brutal anger will show as flashes of lurid red from dark brown clouds, while the anger of " noble indignation" is a vivid scarlet, by no means unbeautiful, though it gives an unpleasant thrill; a particularly dark and unpleasant red, almost exactly the colour called dragon's blood, shows animal passion and sensual desire of various kinds. Clear brown (almost burnt sienna) shows avarice; hard dull brown-grey is a sign of selfishness -- a colour which is indeed painfully common; deep heavy grey signifies depression, while a livid pale grey is associated with fear; grey-green is a signal of deceit, while brownish-green (usually flecked with points andflashes of scarlet) betokens jealousy. Green seems always to denote adaptability; in the lowest case, when mingled with selfishness, this adaptability becomes deceit; at a later stage, when the colour becomes purer, it means rather the wish to be all things to all men, even though it may be chiefly for the sake of becoming popular and bearing a good reputation with them; in its still higher, more delicate and more luminous aspect, it shows the divine power of sympathy. Affection expresses itself in all shades of crimson and rose; a full clear carmine means a strong healthy affection of normal type; if stained heavily with brown-gr...

Table of Contents
  • THOUGHT-FORMS
  • FOREWORD
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • THOUGHT-FORMS
  • THE DIFFICULTY OF REPRESENTATION
  • THE TWO EFFECTS OF THOUGHT
  • HOW THE VIBRATION ACTS
  • THE FORM AND ITS EFFECT
    • General Principles.
  • THE MEANING OF THE COLOURS
  • THREE CLASSES OF THOUGHT-FORMS
  • ILLUSTRATIVE THOUGHT-FORMS
  • AFFECTION
  • DEVOTION
  • INTELLECT
  • ANGER
  • SYMPATHY
  • FEAR
  • GREED
  • VARIOUS EMOTIONS
  • FORMS SEEN IN THOSE MEDITATING
  • HELPFUL THOUGHTS
  • FORMS BUILT BY MUSIC
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