The Soul and Its Instrument is part of a series of courses on self-initiated spiritual growth and development. These courses are designed to facilitate step-by-step unfoldment from individuality to group awareness and conscious service to the One Life. This conscious service is called the path of discipleship, and those who walk this path are called Disciples.
The courses prepare the student for the inner work of the Disciple. This inner work is accomplished through meditation which is the creative activity of the Soul or consciousness. Thus, each of the texts in this series is a course in the art and science of meditation.
The Soul and Its Instrument is a course of instruction in The Wisdom, an independent field of study, experience, and practice.
This early work of Lucille Cedercrans focuses on the instrument of the Soul (the etheric, astral, and mental bodies). With detailed information on their function and accompanying meditation techniques, this course helps integrate The Soul and Its instrument.
“The projected consciousness is the creative aspect of the Soul. Its many successive lives in form finally bring it to an understanding of the Law of Cause and Effect. Once it is no longer identified with the personality, its incarnations become acts of service to the race. By this time it has developed its own nature, its inherent characteristics, and its own quality.”
The Soul and Its Instrument