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For the esoteric schools are pendant from the great orders which exist behind the scenes. Some may think that this makes membership of an esoteric school still more doubtful 43 MAGIC AND THE QABALAH than they had already thought, but as the Order Rule is always taught, and can thus be compared with the general moral and ethical oudooks, the individual is always in a position to judge its validity, as far as his own capacity permits. But any arbitrary alteration in the training methods is not permitted by his superiors.
They require mature men and women (though it is well to notice that maturity is not always a matter of age) who will stand upon their own feet, and not depend in a pathological manner upon their superiors. It is here that the terms which are in popular use encourage such dependence. The words (hela and guru, which are so often used in the eastern esoteric systems are usually translated as ~~pupil" and "teacher". ir' methods of training of the true esoteric schools 4 do not encourage the servile subservience wbid taistic of so many Hindu aspirants.
Nevertheless, the influence and direction from these levels was constant. k:m srJf, it came to be regarded in another ~ at a J Myers did not. at first, attempt to . era::ab the levels of the subliminal mind. but others bq with his ideas and evolved the concept of til Kious" aspects of the mind. Much of the general body of new psychoq bitterly opposed, as it was, by the conset'V2til Jogists" of his day. was expanded and given a II the pioneering work of the great psychologist P his theories first burst upon the world they J:CCC sided a welcome that they became suspect to m to explain why this should have happened it wi suy to discuss briefly some of his main ideas.