Volume 9, Issue 5, page 9

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REQUISITES for this lesson are control of effort, proficiency with the
exercise on the dichotomies, and
some experience with the third,
fourth and fifth lessons and the
games on identification and so forth .
Now we are going to use an emotional
tone scale, a way of handling people, a way of thinking, and a way
of breaking up certain automatic
patterns which exist within the body.

Here is the scale we will use:
Dead Anger
Apathy Resentment
Grief Boredom
Fear Happiness
Suppressed Anger Serenity
There is for each of these gradations a
characteristic way of dealing with motion.
The dead person, of course, doesn't deal with
it. In apathy, the individual allows himself
to be carried along with motion. Grief is much
the same, altho he is not carried along so
easily. In fear, the individual is fleeing motion. In suppressed anger, the individual appears to agree with motion, but actually gets
himself out of its way or tries to divert it,
tries to alter the direction subtly, secretly.

In anger, the individual stops motion. It
doesn't make any difference what it is, he
tries to stop it. If you suggest something, he
says, "No, let's do this other thing."
In resentment, he stops part of the motion
and ignores part of it. In boredom, the individual ignores motion, he lets it go by and
around him. In happiness, he takes motion from
the environment and puts it to work. In serenity, motion ignores him; nothing comes near
him at all, he is not bothered by it.

From there on up you go into higher aspects,
up into the use of energy, where the individual creates his own motion and his own energy
until he goes high enough so he doesn't need
to use these either.

HOW do we use this tone scale? We swing it.

Start at the bottom and feel apathy. If you
have to remember an incident in order to feel
it, remember the incident, but sooner or later,
you should get the feeling of apathy within the
body. Pay attention to the way the stomach and
the abnormal organs and the lungs and the
heart feel when you feel these things.

Then move from apathy and feel grief. Go on
up -- feel fear, suppressed anger, then anger,
then resentment, boredom, and happiness. From
there come down the scale again: Feel happiness, boredom, resentment, anger, etc.

Keep working up and down this scale, 15, 20
times, until you know how each one of the tones
feels to you. Finally, work them into a smooth
curve, so that you can shift from happiness to
apathy and back again in a kind of swing, so
that you swing the whole body and the whole
WARNING -- These lessons in "Advanced Perception" are not to be treated lightly -- or delved
In by the curious for idle or questionable
goals. As the Author cautions, they're dangerous -- and It Is suggested two persons with similar Intent work as a team. One of the risks involved, Mr. Schroeppel warns, Is that some who
successfully develop their advanced perception
"are going to see some things they'd rather not
see". And don't mix with any other technique,
or you may find yourself working at cross-purposes. Which Is no place to find yourself, or
for anyone else to find you -- especially an incompetent psychologist or psychiatrist. They
may get the Idea you're as crazy as they are.
endocrine system between happiness and back
again. Do this for maybe 10 or 15 minutes, and
end up at the top of the tone scale.

When you do this exercise, be sure you've
had plenty to eat, that you're not tired or
hungry, and don't work too long at it. Fifteen
or 20 minutes of it done successfully is plenty -- and you should finish on top of the scale.

Normally, three, four, or five sessions on
this exercise well done will give you a whole
lot of awareness on how your insides are put together, and should be enough of it. It should,
properly done, give the individual a lot of
new perception. He should see things in other
persons he didn't see before. If he is quite
fortunate, he may develop complete clairvoyance
as a result of doing it well, altho normally
this will not happen when the individual is
working by himself.

There is another exercise devised by Yogis
for persons working alone which is designed
and aimed at exactly the same thing. I t is
sometimes called "suspension of the breath",
and is done this way: Timing precisely by the
heartbeat and using it for a count, you breathe
out for a given number of counts, hold your
breath out for the same number, breathe in for
the same number, and hold your breath in for
the same number of counts. Keep this up, with
a goal of three minutes for the whole game;
you can continue it farther -- five minutes,
seven minutes -- if you like.

Four counts is the usual number with which
to begin. If you can do five or six, all right;
if you have to start with two, that's all right
too. In any case, start where you can start
easily. Your goal is about 16 counts -- to be
able to hold the breath for 16 counts both in
and out easily, and spend the same length of
time breathing it in. letting it out.

While you're holding your breath, there's a
little more to be done. Breathe in for, say,
four counts; hold your breath four counts;
breathe out, four counts; hold your breath out
four counts. After you get this well down, try
to breathe in, not just thru your lungs but
thru your whole body, and when you stop breathing thru your lungs, while you're holding your
breath on the 'second four counts, keep on trying to breathe in thru the entire body, and
when you come to the four counts of holding