Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 8 Pt II

CHAPTER VIII THE LORDS OF THE EXCHEQUER< THE DESIRES (Part II.)           The Desire of Society.—Another Desire common to all people is the Desire to be together. We all want company, neighbours, friends, acquaintances. Little children love to play with other little children in the street; you see half a dozen little creatures of two years old or so toddling about together, talking their baby … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 8 Pt II

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 7 Pt I

CHAPTER VII THE LORDS OF THE EXCHEQUER, THE DESIRES (Part I.)           Mind must be Fed.—We consider the Lords of the Exchequer, the Desires, after the Intellect, because their office is to do for Mind pretty much what the Appetites do for the Body. It is as necessary that Mind should be fed, should grow and should produce, as that these things should happen to … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 7 Pt I

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 6

CHAPTER VI MY LORD CHIEF ATTORNEY-GENERAL, REASON           Reason, an Advocate.—I have spoken of my Lord Chief Attorney-General, Reason, as a mere colleague of Intellect; but, indeed, he is a person of great importance in the government of Mansoul—so much so, that he not infrequently gets the entire government into his hands. Reason is a personage of admirable powers and of independent character. If you … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 6

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 5

CHAPTER V THE BEAUTY SENSE           The Dæmon of Exclusiveness.—The Beauty Sense adds so much to the joy of life that it is not easy to see what danger attends it. But, perhaps, Exclusiveness is the Dæmon that waits on a too keen sense of the joy of Beauty, whether in music, painting, one’s own surroundings, or even in natural scenery. Exclusiveness gets the ear … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 5

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 4

CHAPTER IV MY LORD CHIEF EXPLORER           Living Pictures.—My Lord Chief Expires Imagination, deserves a more complete introduction than the by-the-way mention he has had as a colleague of Intellect. He is an amazing personage, with power to produce, as we have seen, a procession of living pictures in every region open to Intellect. Great artists, whether they be poets or painters, builders or musicians, … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 4

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 3

CHAPTER III THE DÆMONS OF INTELLECT           Inertia will not let us begin.—Like the Body, the Mind, too, has his Dæmons. The two which beset Intellect are, first, a sort of sloth or inertia which makes us unwilling to begin to think of anything but the small matters of everyday life. If we will only begin, Intellect bestirs himself, strong and eager for his work:— … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 3

Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 2

CHAPTER II MY LORD INTELLECT           Introduction Mansoul to Delightful Realms.—To begin with my Lord Intellect: he is the Foreign Secretary, because he conducts affairs and establishes relations with many foreign kingdoms. Through him Mansoul obtains the freedom of rich provinces and mighty states.           Science. A Vast and Joyous Region.—Science is one of these provinces. Here, the stars are measured, the ocean sounded, and … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book 1 Pt 2. Chapter 2

Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 2. Chapter 1

PART II THE HOUSE OF MIND CHAPTER 1 OURSELVES ‘Ourselves,’ a Vast Country not yet Explored.—When we think of our bodies and of the wonderful powers they possess, we say, under our breath, “Great and marvellous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty.” Now, let us consider that still more wonderful Self which we cannot see and touch as we can our bodies, but which thinks … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 2. Chapter 1

Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 1. Chapter 5

  CHAPTER V THE PAGES OF THE BODY: THE FIVE SENSES THE Esquires of the Body have in turn their attendants, their pages, let us call them; very useful persons in their way, but, like the Esquires, they require looking after—in the first place, to see that they do their work, in the next, to secure that they do not become tyrants. For even they, … Continue reading Ourselves Volume 4 Book I Pt 1. Chapter 5