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Fig. 9. Vague Selfish Affection.
“...a cloud of affection, but this time it is deeply tinged with a far less desirable feeling. The dull hard brown-grey of selfishness shows itself very decidedly among the carmine of love... Indefinite as was the feeling which produced the cloud in Fig. 8, it was at least free from this taint of selfishness, and it therefore showed a certain nobility of nature in its author. Fig. 9 represents what takes the place of that condition of mind at a lower level of evolution. It would scarcely be possible that these two clouds should emanate from the same person in the same incarnation.” (p 41)

ex Annie Besant (1847-1933 *) and Charles Webster Leadbeater (1854-1934 *). Thought-Forms. London and Benares: The Theosophical Publishing Society, 1905

“The sign is the object of an encounter, but it is precisely the contingency of the encounter that guarantees the necessity of what it leads us to think. The act of thinking does not proceed from a simple natural possibility; on the contrary, it is the only true creation. Creation is the act of thinking within thought itself.”

Gilles Deleuze, Proust and Signs : The Complete Text (1972; Minnesota, 2000): pp97-98

19 June 2013

tags: clouds; contingency of the encounter
Annie Besant & C. W. Leadbeater, Thought-Forms (1905); Gilles Deleuze