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SELF, THE HIGHER: is the desire or desires which the human is conscious of as being higher, above,superior to the sensuous, carnal, trivial and petty desires of its everyday life. The higher self is not a being separate from desire in the human, but the human thinks of a higher self because it, as desire, is inseparably related to the selfness of the knower of its Triune Self, hence the real source of one's desire for "the Higher Self."

SELF-DELUSION: is the state into which the doer puts itself by letting attraction or repulsion, preference or prejudice, influence thinking.

SELFNESS: is knowledge of itself as the knower of the Triune Self.

SENSATION: is the contact and impression of nature units on feeling, through the senses and nerves of body, resulting in a feeling, an emotion, a desire. Sensation is not a feeling, an emotion, or a desire. Without the body, feeling has no sensation. While feeling is in the body there is a constant stream of nature units coming through the senses and passing through the body as impressions on feeling, somewhat like an impression of ink on paper. As without the ink and the paper there would be no printed page, so without the streams of nature units and feeling there would be no sensation. All the pains and pleasures and emotions, all the joys and hopes and fears, the sadness, gloom and despondency are sensations, the results of impressions made on feeling, by contact of the nature units. So also are the responses by desire to the impressions made on feeling, as avidity, cupidity, covetousness, avarice, rapacity, lust, or aspiration. But desire in itself without the body is none of these, no more than feeling is the impression made on it by its contact with the nature units.

SENSES OF THE BODY: are the ambassadors of nature at the court of man; the representatives of the four great elements of fire, air, water, and earth, which are individualized as sight, hearing, taste, and smell of the human body.

SENTIMENT: is opinion expressed by feeling and thinking with regard to a person, place or thing.

SENTIMENTALITY: is the debasement of feeling by false sentiment.

SEXES: are the exteriorizations in nature of the thoughts of desire and feeling resulting in male and female bodies.

SEXUALITY: is the hypnotic condition of feeling-and-desire in a human body experiencing forms and phases of nature-madness or nature intoxication.

SIGHT: is a unit of fire, acting as the ambassador of the fire element of nature in the body of man. Sight is the channel through which the fire element of nature and the generative system in the body act and react on each other. Sight is the nature unit which relates and coordinates the organs of the generative system and functions as sight by the proper relation of its organs.

SILENCE: is knowledge in repose: conscious calmness without movement or sound.

SIN: is the thinking and doing what one knows to be wrong, against rightness, what one knows to be right. Any departure from what one knows to be right, is sin. There are sins against oneself, against others, and against nature. The penalties of sin are pain, disease, suffering, and, eventually, death. The original sin is the thought, followed by the sexual act.

SKILL: is the degree of art in the expression of what one thinks and desires and feels.

SLEEP: is the letting go by the feeling-and-desire of the doer, of the nervous system and the four senses of the body, and retiring into itself in dreamless sleep. The letting go is brought about by the slackening down of the activities of the body because of its need of rest, for nature to repair the wastes, and to condition the body during the doer's absence. Then the doer is out of touch with nature and cannot see, hear, touch or smell.

SMELL: is a unit of the earth element, the representative of the earth element in a human body. Smell is the ground on which the earth element of nature and the digestive system in the body meet and contact. Sight acts with hearing, hearing acts through taste, taste acts in smell, smell acts on the body. Sight is the fiery, hearing the airy, taste the watery, and smell the solid earthy. Smell is the basis on which the other three senses act.

SOMNAMBULISM: is the walking about during deep sleep, the doing of things by the sleeper as though awake, and, in certain cases, of performing feats that the somnambulist would not attempt while awake.Somnambulism is the result of passive thinking while awake; and such passive thinking makes deep
impressions on the breath-form. Then sometime in deep sleep that which was dreamed in the waking state is carried out automatically by the breath-form, according to the plan inscribed thereon by the somnambulist.

SOMNAMBULIST, A: is a sleep walker, one who is imaginative and whose astral body and breath-form are impressionable and subject to suggestion; one who thinks of what he would like to do but fears to do. The things that he has thought about in daydream in the waking state are later on enacted by his breath-form during sleep. But, on waking, he is not conscious of what his body has been made to do asleep.

SOUL: The indefinite something of religions and philosophies, sometimes said to be immortal and at other times said to be subject to death, whose origin and destiny have been variously accounted for, but which has always been said to be a part of or associated with the human body. It is the form or passive side of the breath-form of every human body; its active side is the breath.

SPACE: is substance, the ever unmanifested and unconscious no thing, that is the origin and source of every manifested thing. It is without limits, parts, states or dimensions. It is through every unit of nature, in which all dimensions exist and all nature moves and has its being.

SPIRIT: is the active side of a nature unit which energizes and operates through the other or passive side of itself, called matter.

SPIRITISM: usually called spiritualism, has to do with the nature sprites or elementals of the fire, air, water, and earth, and sometimes with parts of the doer of the human who has departed from the earth life. These are usually seen or communicated with through a medium in trance. In trance, the radiant or astral body of the medium is the material or form used in which the departed one appears, and particles from the medium's fleshly body and the particles of the onlookers' bodies may be drawn off to give the appearance body and weight. Notwithstanding the ignorance and deception connected with such materializations at seances, parts of the one who died may return and appear through the instrumentality of a medium.

SUBSTANCE: is boundless space, without parts, homogeneous, the same throughout, the all containing "no thing," unconscious sameness, which is, nevertheless, present throughout nature.

SUCCESS: is in the accomplishing of purpose.

SUCCUBUS: is an invisible female form trying to obsess or to have sexual relation with a man during sleep. Like the incubus, succubi are of two kinds, and vary in form and intent. Incubi and succubi should not be tolerated under any pretext. They may do much harm and cause undreamed-of suffering to a human.

SYMBOL, A: is a visible object to represent an invisible subject which one is to think of, as itself or in relation to another subject.

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