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2. Let the Zelator observe the current of his breath.
3. Let him investigate the following statements, andprepare a careful
record of research.
(a) Certain actions induce the flow of the breath throughthe right
nostril (Pingala); and, conversely, the flow of the breaththrough Pingala
induces certain actions.
(b) Certain other actions induce the flow of the breaththrough the left
nostril (Ida), and conversely.
(c) Yet a third class of actions induce the flow of thebreath through
both nostrils at once (Sushumna), and conversely.
(d) The degree of mental and physical activity is interdependentwith the
distance from the nostrils at which the breath can befelt by the back of the
4. First practice. --- Let him concentrate his mind uponthe act of
breathing, saying mentally, "The breath flows in", "thebreath flows out",
and record the results. [This practice may resolve itselfinto
Mahasatipatthana (vide Liber XXV) or induce Samadhi.Whichever occurs should
be followed up as the right Ingenium of the Zelator,or the advice of his
Practicus, may determine.]
5. Second practice. Pranayama. --- This is outlined inLiber E. Further,
let the Zelator accomplished in those practices endeavourto master a cycle
of 10, 20, 40 or even 16, 32, 64. But let this be donegradually and with
due caution. And when he is steady and easy both in Asanaand Pranayama, let
him still further increase the period.
Thus let him investigate these statements which follow:---
(a) If Pranayama be properly performed, the body willfirst of all become
covered with sweat. This sweat is different in characterfrom that
customarily induced by exertion. If the Practitionerrub this sweat
thoroughly into his body, he will greatly strengthenit.
(b) The tendency to perspiration will stop as the practiceis continued,
and the body become automatically rigid.
Describe this rigidity with minute accuracy.
(c) The state of automatic rigidity will develop intoa state
characterised by violent spasmodic movements of whichthe Practitioner is
unconscious, but of whose result he is aware. This resultis that the body
hops gently from place to place. After the first twoor three occurrences of
this experience, Asana is not lost. The body appears(on another theory) to
have lost its weight almost completely and to be movedby an unknown force.
(d) As a development of this stage, the body rises intothe air, and
remains there for an appreciably long period, from asecond to an hour or
Let him further investigate any mental results whichmay occur.

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Subj: Liber Ru, Part 2
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6. Third Practice. --- In order both to economise histime and to develop
his powers, let the Zelator practise the deep full breathingwhich his
preliminary exercises will have taught him during hiswalks. Let him repeat
a sacred sentence (mantra) or let him count, in sucha way that his footfall
beats accurately with the rhythm thereof, as is donein dancing. Then let
him practise Pranayama, at first without the Kumbhakam,and paying no
attention to the nostrils otherwise than to keep themclear. Let him begin
by an indrawing of the breath for 4 paces, and a breathingout for 4 paces.
Let him increase this gradually to 6.6, 8.8, 12.12, 16.16and 24.24, or more
if he be able. Next let him practise in the proper proportion4.8, 6.12,
8.16, 12.24 and so on. Then if he choose, let him recommencethe series,
adding a gradually increasing period of Kumbhakam.
7. Fourth practice. --- Following on this third practice,let him quicken
his mantra and his pace until the walk develops intoa dance. This may also
be practised with the ordinary waltz step, using a mantrain three-time, such
as epeljon, epeljon, Artemiv; or Iao, Iao Sabao; in suchcases the practice
may be combined with devotion to a particular deity:see Liber CLXXV. For
the dance as such it is better to use a mantra of a non-committalcharacter,
such as To einai, To Kalon, To 'Agadon, or the like.
8. Fifth practice. --- Let him practice mental concentrationduring the
dance, and investigate the following experiments:
(a) The dance becomes independent of the will.
(b) Similar phenomena to those described in 5 (a), (b),(c), (d), occur.
9. A note concerning the depth and fullness of the breathing.In all
proper expiration the last possible portion of air shouldbe expelled. In
this the muscles of the throat, chest, ribs, and abdomenmust be fully
employed, and aided by the pressing of the upper armsinto the flanks, and of
the head into the thorax.
In all proper inspiration the last possible portion ofair must be drawn
into the lungs.
In all proper holding of the breath, the body must remainabsolutely
Ten minutes of such practice is ample to induce profusesweating in any
place of a temperature of 17= C or over.
The progress of the Zelator in acquiring a depth andfullness of breath
should be tested by the respirometer.
The exercises should be carefully graduated to avoidoverstrain and
possible damage to the lungs.
This depth and fullness of breath should be kept as muchas possible, even
in the rapid exercises, with the exception of the sixthpractice following.
10. Sixth Practice. --- Let the Zelator breathe as shallowlyand rapidly
as possible. He should assume the attitude of his momentof greatest
expiration, and breathe only with the muscles of histhroat. He may also
practice lengthening the period between each shallowbreathing.
(This may be combined, when acquired, with concentrationon the Visuddhi
cakkra, i.e. let him fix his mind unwaveringly upon apoint in the spine
opposite the larynx.)

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Subj: Liber Ru, Part 3
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11. Seventh practice. --- Let the Zelator practise restraintof breathing
in the following manner. At any stage of breathing lethim suddenly hold the
breath, enduring the need to breathe until it passes,returns, and passes
again, and so on until consciousness is lost, eitherrising to Samadhi or
similar supernormal condition, or falling into oblivion.
13. Ninth practice. -- Let him practice the usual formsof Pranayama, but
let Kumbhakam be used after instead of before expiration.Let him gradually
increase the period of this Kumbhakam as in the caseof the other.
14. A note concerning the conditions of these experiments.
The conditions favourable are dry, bracing air, a warmclimate, absence of
wind, absence of noise, insects and all other disturbinginfluences,{Note 1}
a retired situation, simple food eaten in great moderationat the conclusion
of the practices of morning and afternoon, and on noaccount before
practising. Bodily health is almost essential, and shouldbe most carefully
guarded (See Liber CLXXXV, Task of a Neophyte). A diligentand tractable
disciple, or the Practicus of the Zelator, should aidhim in his work. Such
a disciple should be noiseless, patient, vigilant, prompt,cheerful, of
gentle manner and reverent to his master, intelligentto anticipate his
wants, cleanly and gracious, not given to speech, devotedand unselfish.
With all this he should be fierce and terrible to strangersand all hostile
influences, determined and vigorous, increasingly vigilant,the guardian of
the threshold.
It is not desirable that the Zelator should employ anyother creature than
a man, save in cases of necessity. Yet for some of thesepurposes a dog will
serve, for others a woman. There are also others appointedto serve, but
these are not for the Zelator.
16. Eleventh practice. --- Let the Zelator at an timeduring the
practices, especially during the periods of Kumbhakam,throw his will utterly
towards his Holy Guardian Angel, directing his eyes inwardand upward, and
turning back his tongue as if to swallow it.

1. Note that in the early stages of concentration ofthe mind, such
annoyances become negligible.



(This latter operation is facilitated by severing thefraenum linguae,
which, if done, should be done by a competent surgeon.We do not advise this
or any similar method of cheating difficulties. Thisis, however, harmless.)
In this manner the practice is to be raised from thephysical to the
spiritual-plane, even as the words Ruh, Ruach, Pneuma,Spiritus, Geist,
Ghost, and indeed words of almost all languages, havebeen raised from their
physical meanings of wind, breath, or movement, to thespiritual plane. (RV
is the old root meaning Yoni and hence Wheel (Fr. roue,Lat. rota, wheel) and
the corresponding Semitic root means "to go". Similarlyspirit is connected
with "spiral". -- Ed.)
17. Let the Zelator attach no credit to any statementsthat may have been
made throughout the course of this instruction, and reflectthat even the
counsel which we have given as suitable to the averagecase may be entirely
unsuitable to his own.

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