the entire absence of any personal emotion
Fig. 18. Vague Intellectual Pleasure.
“Most yellow thought-forms are clearly outlined, and a vague cloud of this colour is comparatively rare. It indicates intellectual pleasure—appreciation of the result of ingenuity, or the delight felt in clever workmanship... A cloud of this nature betokens the entire absence of any personal emotion, for if that were present it would inevitably tinge the yellow with its own appropriate colour.”
“There is no more an explicit signification than a clear idea. There are only meanings implicated in signs; and if thought has the power to explicate the sign, to develop it in an Idea, this is because the Idea is already there in the sign, in the enveloped and involuted state, in the obscure state of what forces us to think.”
ex Gilles Deleuze, Proust and Signs : The Complete Text (1972; Minnesota, 2000): pp97-98
Annie Besant & C. W. Leadbeater, Thought-Forms (1905); G. Deleuze