|Formula for the Dissipation of Glamor
(For the Individual)
I. Preparatory Stages
- Recognition of the glamor to be dissipated. This involves:
stages of focusing outlined (pp. 208-210) must be undertaken.
willingness to cooperate with the soul in physical, astral and mental ways in order to aid
in the more technical work. Ponder on the implications in this sentence.
recognition of the ways in which this glamor affects the daily life and all
recognition of two aspects of preparedness:
- The stage of focusing the light of the mind and the light of matter in the mental
vehicle. This is done by a process of lifting up and of blending and fusion, and to do
this the activity of the creative imagination is employed.
- The stage of meditation which in time brings about the fusion of the light of
matter, the light of the mind and the light of the soul upon the mental plane. 
- The stage in which these three lights are realized to be one unified light - a
searchlight, ready to be turned in the needed direction.
- Alignment of the personality, so that the three aspects of the lower nature are seen as
constituting one functioning personality.
- An act of integration in which the personality and the soul are seen also as a unit.
This is done through the dedication of the personality to the soul and its acceptance by
These two lines of thinking produce a field of magnetic thought and realization in
which all the work is done.
A pause in
which the whole man braces himself for the work to be done. From a profound preoccupation
with the stage of soul contact and initial preparation he now focuses his attentive mind
upon the glamor to be eradicated. This does not involve a consciousness of the glamor
and its why and wherefore. It means a turning of the attention of the integrated
soul-personality to the astral plane and the particular glamor; the attention is not
turned to the astral body of the aspirant, seeking to do the work. This is a statement
of major importance because in destroying the peculiar type of glamor with which he is
concerned, the aspirant or disciple begins to destroy his share in it - that in him which
gives him contact with the glamor - and at the same time he is preparing himself for
group service along the same line. This will not prove an easy task. 
Technique or Formula
a process wherein the glamor to be dissipated and the searchlight of the mind are brought
into relationship by the power of thought. The glamor and its quality and the searchlight
and its power are recognized to be as they are, and the effect or effects to be brought
about by that relationship are carefully thought out. This must not be done in such a way
that the mind process, light  and power will strengthen the already powerful glamor.
It must be done in such a way that at the close of the process the glamor will be
appreciably weakened and eventually dissipated. This is an important realization.
far as possible, achieved the needed concentration, realization and relationship, the
aspirant then (by an act of the will and of the creative imagination) turns on the
searchlight and sees a vivid beam of light stream forth and pierce the glamor. He must
visualize a broad brilliant beam, pouring forth from the illumined mind on to the astral
plane. He must believe that this is so.
an important and difficult phase of the work in which the worker names the glamor and
sees it in process of dissipation. He aids the process by saying with tension and
- By an act of the creative imagination the worker endeavors to see and hear the soul -
the source of light and power in the three worlds - breathing out the OM into the mind of
the attentive waiting personality. There the light and power of the soul is retained and
held by the positive personality, for a negative attitude is not desirable.
- The retained light and power, combined with the dual light of the personality (focused
as we know on the mental plane) is seen generating an intense light which can be
visualized as a searchlight of great brilliance and strength. It must be seen as a sphere
of vivid brilliant light but not yet radiating out or projecting outwards.
- When this act of visualization is deemed to be satisfactorily accomplished, a pause then
ensues wherein the aspirant focuses all the will he has behind the light thus created by
the fusion of the three lights. This refers to the stage spoken of by Patanjali as that of
the "mind held steady in the light." This use of the will - soul-personality
will - is dynamic but at this stage quiescent and not magnetic or radiatory.
power of the light prevents the appearance of the glamor (Naming it). The power of the
light negates the quality of the glamor from affecting me. The power of the light
destroys the life behind the glamor."
of these three sentences constitutes an affirmation of power and of purpose and must be
enunciated at a point of tension, with the mind held in steadiness and with a positive
Sacred Word is sounded with intent to produce what in occult parlance is called an
"Act of Penetration"; the light is then seen accomplishing three things: 
followed by a process of withdrawing wherein the aspirant consciously and deliberately
withdraws the beam of light and reorients himself upon the mental plane.
- Making a definite impact upon the glamor.
- Penetrating the glamor and being absorbed by it.
- Dissipating it slowly; as time elapses the glamor will never again be so powerful and
will eventually disappear altogether.
point out that glamor is never immediately dissipated. It is of too ancient an origin.
But a persistent use of this formula will weaken the glamor and slowly and inevitably it
will vanish and the man will walk free from that particular hindrance. This may seem like
a very long formula but I have purposely detailed it in as full a manner as possible so
that the aspirant may clearly apprehend what he is intended to do. After due practice and
a faithful following of the required conditions, the aspirant will follow it well-nigh
automatically and all that he will then need will be the formula reduced to the following
Brief Outline of the Formula
- The four Preparatory Stages:
- Recognition of the glamor to be dissipated.
- The stage of focusing the light of the personality, a dual light.
- The stage of meditation and the recognition of the greater light.
- The unification of the dual light of matter and the light of the soul, creating thus the
searchlight of the mind. 
- A process of alignment and of recognized integration.
- A deliberate turning of the searchlight of the mind to the astral plane.
- Soul activity and the retention of the light.
- The generating and visualizing of the searchlight.
- The evocation of the will behind the searchlight of the mind.
- The generated unified light is turned upon the glamor by the power of thought.
- The naming of the glamor and the triple affirmation.
- The Act of Penetration.
- The Process of Withdrawing.
You will see, brother of mine, that what I am in fact doing is teaching the coming
generation how to destroy those forms of thought which hold the race in bondage and which
in the case of glamor are the forms which desire, emotion, sensitivity to environment,
developing aspiration and old ideals have taken and which prevent the light of the soul
from illuminating the waking consciousness. The energies taking form upon the astral plane
are not pure emotion and feeling, clothed in pure astral matter, for there is no such
thing. They are the instinctual desires, evoked by the evolving substance of the physical
plane and this, in its entirety and through the activity of the human family, is being
redeemed and drawn upwards until some day we shall see the transfiguration of that
substance and the "Glorification of the Virgin Mary" - the Mother Aspect in
relation to divinity. They are also the descending thought-forms which the developing human
being is always creating and  drawing downwards into manifestation, clothing them
with the substance of desire. When the descending forms of thought (a reflection in the
three worlds of that vast "cloud of knowable things" in process of perception,
as Patanjali calls it, and which hovers upon the buddhic plane, awaiting precipitation)
and the ascending mass of instinctual demands from the lower aspect of the human unit and
from humanity as a whole, meet at a point of tension then you have the appearance of what
is known as the astral plane - a man-created sphere of activity. The subhuman kingdoms of
nature know no astral plane; the superhuman kingdoms have surmounted it and discovered the
secret of its delusion and no longer recognize it except as a temporary field of
experience wherein man lives. In that sphere he learns the fact that reality is "none
of these but only the One and the Other in relation with each other." This is one of
the occult phrases which the disciple has to learn to understand and which is descriptive