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  The Theory of Celestial Influence — Man, the Universe, and Cosmic Mystery by Rodney Collin   

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The Theory of Celestial Influence with the subtitle: Man, The Universe and Cosmic Mystery is an exploration of the universe and man’s place in it.

Rodney Collin examines 20th-century scientific discoveries and traditional esoteric teachings and concludes that the driving force behind everything is neither procreation nor survival, but expansion of awareness.

Collin sets out to reconcile the considerable contradictions of the rational and imaginative minds and of the ways we see the external world versus our inner selves.

For readers familiar with Gurdjieff’s cosmology will here find further examinations of the systems outlined in by Ouspensky in In search of the Miraculous.

The Theory of Celestial Influence, is an ambitious attempt to unite astronomy, physics, chemistry, human physiology and world history with his own version of planetary influences.

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Introduction ♦ Table of Contents . . . iv

About the Book

Dedication

Table of Contents

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Introduction

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Chapter I ♦ The Structure of the Universe . . . 6

I ♦ The Absolute

II ♦ The Milky Way in the World of Spiral Nebulae

III ♦ The Solar System in the Milky Way

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Chapter II ♦ The Times of the Universe . . . 14

I ♦ The Relation Between Space and Time

II ♦ The Days and Lives of Worlds

III ♦ Moments of Perception

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Chapter III ♦ The Solar System . . . 21

I ♦ The Long Body of the Solar System

II ♦ The Solar System as Transformer

III ♦ The Interaction of Sun and Planets

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Chapter IV ♦ Sun, Planets and Earth . . . 26

I ♦ The Three Factors of Causation

II ♦ The Six Processes in Nature

III ♦ The Four States of Matter

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Chapter V ♦ The Sun . . . 32

I ♦ The Physical Being of the Sun

II ♦ Hydrogen into Light

III ♦ Possibilities in the Sun

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Chapter VI ♦ The Harmony of the Planets . . . 38

I ♦ The Planetary Octaves

II ♦ The Meaning of the Harmony

III ♦ The Circulation of Light: Visible and Invisible

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Chapter VII ♦ The Elements of Earth . . . 44

I ♦ Elemental Octaves

II ♦ Speeds of Diffusion

III ♦ The Triple Creation of Organic Chemistry

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Chapter VIII ♦ The Moon . . . 52

I ♦ The Moon as Balance-weight

II ♦ The Moon as Magnet

III ♦ The Moon as Earth's Offspring

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Chapter IX ♦ The World of Nature . . . 57

I ♦ The Six Realms of Nature

II ♦ Nature in Space: Nature in Geologic Time

III ♦ The Perception of Animals

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Chapter X ♦ Man as Microcosm . . . 63

I ♦ The Anatomical Systems and their Regulators

II ♦ Types: Endocrine and Astrological

III ♦ The Bloodstream as Index of Man's Being

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Chapter XI ♦ Man in Time . . . 70

I ♦ The Slowing down of Human Time

II ♦ The Milestones of Life

III ♦ Calendar: Superhuman and Subhuman Times

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Chapter XII ♦ The Six Processes in Man (I) . . . 76

I ♦ Gtrowth

II ♦ Digestion

III ♦ Elimination, and Role of Organic Compounds

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Chapter XIII ♦ The Six Processes in Man (II) . . . 83

I ♦ Corruption

II ♦ Healing

III ♦ Regeneration

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Chapter XIV ♦ Human Psychology . . . 89

I ♦ Personality, Essence and Soul

II ♦ Self-remembering, Consciousness, Memory

III ♦ The Play of Human Types

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Chapter XV ♦ The Shape of Civilization . . . 97

I ♦ Functions and Castes: Cells and Men

II ♦ The Soul of a Civilization: the Four Ways

III ♦ Declining Absolute, or Comparative Religion

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Chapter XVI ♦ The Sequence of Civilizations . . . 104

I ♦ Civilization's Earthly Hour

II ♦ Birth and Rebirth of Cultures

III ♦ The Age of the Conquest of Time

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Chapter XVII ♦ The Cycles of Growth and War . . . 112

I ♦ Physiognomy: the Mirror of Mercury

II ♦ Venus and Fertility

III ♦ Mars and War

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Chapter XVIII ♦ The Cycles of Crime, Healing and Conquest . . . 118

I ♦ The Asteroids, Economics and Crime

II ♦ Jupiter, or the Harmonics of Moons

III ♦ Saturn and Conquest

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Chapter XIX ♦ The Cycle of Sex . . . 124

I ♦ Fashion: Masculine and Feminine Phases of Uranus

II ♦ The Psychology of Sex

III ♦ Sex as the Quest for Perfection

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Chapter XX ♦ The Cycle of Regeneration . . . 130

I ♦ Favourable Periods

II ♦ The Work of Schools

III ♦ School as a Cosmos

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Chapter XXI ♦ Man in Eternity . . . 138

I ♦ Death

II ♦ Recurrence

III ♦ Beyond Recurrence

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Appendices . . . 144

I. The Logical and Super-logical Minds in
   Scientific Illumination (Introduction)
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II. Table of Times and Cosmoses (2) 144
III. The Theory of Octaves (6) 144
IV. Planetary Tables (6) 144
V. Table of Elements (7) 144
VI. Table of Human Functions (10) 144
VII. Table of Organic Compounds (12) 144
VIII. The Cycle of Civilizations (16) 144
IX. Planetary Cycles and Human Activity (17) 144
X. The Cycle of War (17) 144
XI. Relation between Jovial and Solar Systems (18) 144
XII. The Cycle of Sex (19) 144
XIII. The Cycle of Regeneration (20) 144
XIV. Bibliography 144

Plates in the text . . . 45

I. The Solar System in the Milky Way

II. The Long Body of the Solar System

III. The Generation of Energy in the Sun

IV. The Conjunction of Venus

V. The Circulation of Light

VI. The Elements, the Realms of Nature
   and the Planets

VII. Man as Microcosm

VIII. The Clock of Human Life

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1. Cross-section and Appearance of the Milky Way

2. The Solar System

3. Primary and Secondary Coils:
    Part of the Solar System, in Time

4. Field of Force created by a Rotating Sphere

5. Atoms of Hydrogen, Helium, Carbon, etc.

6. The Octave of the Planets

7. The Circulation of Light

8. The Design of the year

9. Triads of Digestion & Elimination

10. The Octaves of Molecular Compounds

11. Fascination, Divided Attention,
     Self-Remembering

12. The Types of Humanity

13. The Sequence of Civilisations in Europe

14. The Round of Types

15. School as Cosmos

16. The Scheme of the Universe

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man 846 (10%)
time 532 (6%)
life 472 (5%)
earth 427 (5%)
sun 392 (4%)
world 304 (3%)
men 292 (3%)
human 289 (3%)
nature 289 (3%)
system 270 (3%)

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335- Perhaps it may even be said that the few successful attempts that have come down to us show signs of being only the by-products of such a search, when it has proved successful. The only convincing 'models of the universe' in existence are those left by men who evidently achieved a

completely relation to the world and consciousness of itfrom that belonging to ordinary experience.

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