A woman of unusual opposites, Lois Lucille Stickle Johnson Cedercrans Schaible (born in Canada on April 4th, 1921) was wise and knowledgeable beyond any traditional education. She brought a new form of the wisdom of the ages into this world. In striking contrast to the conservatism of her Depression-era, rural upbringing and early adulthood, her methods and training for awakening spiritual growth in herself and others were more esoteric and incredible than expected in that time.
Although she had six children, Lucille travelled extensively, developing and moving from one group centre to another in response to an inner call. She would throw her things in suitcases and rush off. Because of this unpredictability of the work, many of her personal records were lost or scattered. This mobility and constant movement was by design – Lucille’s intent was not to form an organisation or institute but to find and train people who can embody the work by practice and whose only authority was the soul.
Most people know Lucille Cedercrans Schaible as the author of meditation resources such as The Nature of the Soul, The Soul and Its Instrument, or Corrective/Creative Thinking. Developed from 1948 to 1963, her work is called the New Thoughtform Presentation of the Wisdom (NTFPW). In the early 1970s, she began to shift her focus to Tibetan Buddhism, which she was authorized to teach until her death in 1984. We may describe her method of teaching as ‘learning through application’ – one that is inspired by her Seventh Ray personality.
We divide the work of Lucille into 3 categories:
1.Training materials in the form of lessons and projections
2.Establishment of groups trained in utilizing these materials
3.Beginning of the manifestation of the Synthetic Ashram
During her life, Lucille Cedercrans has opened the gateway to wisdom for hundreds of followers from Spokane, Washington to Washington DC in North America, as well as in many countries in Europe, South America and Australia.
Creative Thinking is a course in cleansing or purifying the persona, in aspiration to the Overshadowing Spiritual Soul. If actively practiced, it would prepare the persona (mind, emotions, and body), to become a vehicle for serving the One Life.
When the vehicle is prepared, the Spiritual Soul can be called into it. As the work of Creative Thinking proceeds, the practice of The Nature of The Soul begins. The incarnate soul aspires to and atones with the Overshadowing Spiritual Soul. The two, individual identity and group realization, become one, and the life and affairs becomes an embodiment of the Soul.
Creative Thinking first incarnated in 1957, as a series of dittoed lessons titled “Corrective Thinking” or C.T. The present edition of the text has been renamed “Creative Thinking”. This alternative title was suggested by the author, and the editors feel that it accurately represents the content, and helps make the work more accessible to modern seekers. This course is a faithful reproduction of the original printed edition.
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