Here, the author Dr. Laurence J. Bendit has dealt with the subject of beauty from the theosophical point of view, principally to say that beauty transforms consciousness. It links the spiritual with the physical. In his words, 'takes down shutters in the mind', and the real artist must be open to the inner workds of Nature, who is the greatest creative artist, being unconditioned by past experiences. The search for beauty is a form of yoga.
About the Author:
Dr. Laurence J. Bendit, M.A., M.D., (1898-1974) was well known throughout the Theosophical world through his books and articles, many written jointly with his wife, Phoebe Payne. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Bendit was interested in the workings of the human mind from the viewpoint of both modern depth psychology and the ancient science of Yoga. He contributed for a number of years to the work of the Theosophical Research Centre in London. He was the General Secretary of the English Section of The Theosophical Society from 1958 to 1961.
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