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Besant, Annie  ; Leadbeater, Charles W.  
Thought-Forms — London, 1905

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FORMS BUILT BY MUSIC

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up. In this way many details could be checked and com-
pared as from opposite ends of the line, and the nature
of the influence communicated offered another means of
verification. Upon one occasion A. was disturbed in his
endeavour to send a thought of the blue-pink connotation,
by a feeling of anxiety that the nature of the pink element
should not be misapprehended. The report of B. was
that a well-defined globe as in Fig. 54 was first seen, but
that this suddenly disappeared, being replaced by a
moving procession of little light-green triangles, as in
Fig- 53- These few drawings give but a slight idea of
the varied flower-like and geometric forms seen, while
neither paint nor crayon-work seems capable of repre-
senting the glowing beauty of their living colours."

Forms Built by Music

Before closing this little treatise it will perhaps be of
interest to our readers to give a few examples of another
type of forms unknown to those who are confined to the
physical senses as their means of obtaining information.
Many people are aware that sound is always associated
with colour—that when, for example, a musical note is
sounded, a flash of colour corresponding to it may be
seen by those whose finer senses are already to some
extent developed. It seems not to be so generally
known that sound produces form as well as colour,-and
that every piece of music leaves behind it an impression
of this nature, which persists for some considerable time,
and is clearly visible and intelligible to those who have
eyes to see. Such a shape is perhaps not technically a
thought-form—unless indeed we take it, as we well may,

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