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Are Dreams but Idle Visions?
"In Theosophy sleep assumes an importance which is neither known nor recognized by science in any of its departments of learning. It is true that sleep and dreams have received consideration, but the scientific treatment is confined wholly to external factors. Dreams are explained as due to the automatic and reflex action of the brain with the nervous system, their origin being the ordinary brain consciousness. The beneficial and refreshing effects derived from sleep are conceded, but beyond such effects the sleep period might just as well be a complete blank, as far as our scientists are concerned. This blindness is due to the failure to recognize an Immortal Ego in man. Once we posit the independent existence of this Higher Ego, the sleep state acquires a value and significance, in comparison with which our waking consciousness is an illusion and a dream." https://blavatskytheosophy.com/sleep-and-dreams/

Theosophy Hall

347 East 72 Street · New York, NY

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New York City is the birthplace of modern Theosophy, begun officially on November 17, 1875 by H. P. Blavatsky, William Q. Judge and Colonel Henry S. Olcott. Theosophy Hall NYC is the home of The United Lodge of Theosophists (http://ult.org/), an association of students independently devoted to the cause of Theosophy, and unattached to any Theosophical organization. ULT Meetings are free and open to all without distinction of race, creed, gender, condition or organization. Weekly classes in The Secret Doctrine (http://www.theosociety.org/pasadena/sd/sd-hp.htm) are offered plus other classes featuring original teachings of Theosophy recorded in the writings of H.P. Blavatsky and William Q. Judge. We are a lively exchange place where ancient Wisdom Teachings are studied in the context of modern day conversation. Students explore the fundamental concepts and core ideas in religion, science and philosophy, then and now, and are encouraged to bring and ask questions. Our friendly dialogues are open to students young and old, new to Theosophy, just beginning, or returning for more. Please check the meetup schedule for free classes offered on Sunday mornings, Sunday nights, Monday and Wednesday nights. For more Theosophy pure and simple, check out the blog, at www.theosophywatch.com (http://theosophywatch.com/), on www.Facebook.com/theosophywatch, and Twitter @theosophywatch.
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