Sunday, March 15, 2009

Are Thoughts Real Things?

Articles - Topics covered in The Sage Age

I've been enjoying a rather spritied discussion on the Shift in Action site, which is hosted by the Institute of Noetic Sciences. (The post is under the title Mind Consciousness Connection). The dialogue is about whether thoughts are real things and whether they actually have any affect on us directly.

An entire chapter in The Sage Age deals with this subject. The first of a two-part article series is available on the main Sage Age site. The first deals with thought-forms from the intuitive perspective. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater, both Theosophists and clairvoyants, wrote a small book titled Thought-Forms. In it, they described thought as an “elemental essence." Read more on where this thought-form energy resides and about how it affects us and others.

Do you think thoughts are real things and how do you see them affect yourself and others?