The power of the spiritual Higher Mind and its idea-force, modified and diminished
as it must beby its
entrance into our mentality, is not sufficient to sweep out all these obstacles and create the gnostic being, but
it can make a first change, a modification that will capacitate a higher ascent and a more powerful descent and
further prepare an integration of the being in a greater Force of consciousness and knowledge.
This greater Force is that of the Illumined Mind, a Mind n o longer of higher Thought, but of spiritual light. Here the clarity of the spiritual intelligence, its tranquil daylight, gives place or subordinates itself to an intense lustre, a splendour and illumination of the Spirit: a play of lightnings of spiritual truth and power breaks from above into the consciousness and adds to the calm and wide enlightenment and the vast descent of peace which characterise or accompany the action of the larger conceptual-spiritual principle, a fiery ardour of realisation and a rapturous ecstasy of knowledge... There is also in this descent the arrival of a greater dynamic, a golden drive, a luminous ‘‘enthousiasmos’’ of inner force and power which replaces the comparatively slow and deliberate process of the Higher Mind by a swift, sometimes a vehement, almost a violent impetus of rapid transformation.
It is there that the Divine Light and Power come down to be transmitted to the human consciousness and from there they work and prepare the transformation of the human consciousness and even the physical nature.
There are vasts of vision and eternal suns,
Oceans of an immortal luminousness,
Flame-hills assaulting heaven with peaks,
There dwellings all becomes a blaze of sight;
A burning head of vision leads the mind.