Chapter 14                                                   CAUSE AND EFFECT



KEY TERMS

Before working the other exercises in this chapter, write definitions of each
of the key terms from the chapter.

destiny _____________________________________________________________________

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pervades ____________________________________________________________________

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domain  _____________________________________________________________________

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relegate  ___________________________________________________________________

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chance  _____________________________________________________________________

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render ______________________________________________________________________

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chaotic _____________________________________________________________________

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obscure _____________________________________________________________________

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consequent __________________________________________________________________

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precedent ___________________________________________________________________

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subsequent __________________________________________________________________

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upheaval ____________________________________________________________________

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convulsions _________________________________________________________________

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ad infinitum ________________________________________________________________

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trifling ____________________________________________________________________

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DESTINY _____________________________________________________________________

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indignantly _________________________________________________________________

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manipulated _________________________________________________________________

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automaton ___________________________________________________________________

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transference ________________________________________________________________

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mummification _______________________________________________________________

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transitory __________________________________________________________________

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transition __________________________________________________________________

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bewildering _________________________________________________________________

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haven _______________________________________________________________________

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essence _____________________________________________________________________

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death _______________________________________________________________________

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will _______________________________________________________________________

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SUMMARY AND REVIEW

This summary, when completed with answers, gives you a comprehension of the
primary points of the chapter in the text.  Fill in the blanks with words or
phrases that complete the ideas.


"Every Cause has its ___________;  every __________ has its Cause; everything
happens according to ________;  ___________ is but a name for ___________ not
_______________;  there are many levels of causation, but nothing escapes The
Law of _____________." -- Summum

The great Sixth Summum Principle, the Principle of Cause and Effect, embodies
the idea that Law ______________ the universe;  that nothing happens by
_____________.  ______________ is merely a descriptive term indicating that a
___________ ______________ but is of unknown ____________, or not perceived.
All phenomena is continuous, without break or ________________.

The _______________ of _____________ and Effect underlies all _______________
thought, ancient and _______________.  While many and varied disputes between 
the many ________________ have since arisen, they have been principally about
the details of the operations of the _______________, and sometimes about the
meaning of certain ___________.  The underlying Principle of Cause and Effect 
has been ____________ as ____________ by all ____________ and metaphysicians.
To believe otherwise would be to take the ___________ of the ________________
and relegate it to the control of the _________________, a circumstance which
humans call "____________."

A little consideration will prove that there can be no such agent as pure
________________.  Webster defines the word "chance" as:  "The happening of
events without apparent _____________."  In a sense one would be saying that
an  ____________ is outside of _________, beyond the laws of ___________ and
Effect. How can something _____________ in the _______________ universe
independent of the laws, order and ________________ of the _________________?
Such a  thing would be entirely independent of the universe, and therefore
_______________ to it.  Yet there is ________________ outside of
________________ belonging to such a ________, because SUMMUM is the ________
in ______________.  There is no room for something outside of and independent
of _______.  The existence of such a thing would render all ____________ laws
ineffective, and would ____________ the universe into __________ disorder and
____________________.

Careful examination will show that what you call chance is merely an
expression relating to ___________ causes;  causes that you cannot
_________________.  The word "_______________" is derived from the word
meaning "to fall" (as the ____________ of dice), which approximates the idea
that the fall of the dice is merely a happening ________________ to any
_____________.  This is the sense in which the term is generally used.  But
upon closer _______________________, it can be determined that there is ____
___________ __________________ a concerned with the fall of the ____________.
Each time a die falls and displays a certain number, it obeys a law as
_____________ as that which _____________ the revolution of the _____________
around the _______.  Behind the fall of the die are causes, or chains of
causes, extending _________________ than the ________ could trace.  They may
include the _________________  of the die in the hand, the amount of muscular
_______________ exerted in the ____________, the condition of the ___________,
etc.  All are causes, the effect of which may be perceived.  Yet beyond these
seen causes are chains of ___________ preceding ___________, all having a
bearing upon the number on the die which comes up.

If a die is tossed a great number of times, the count of each number that
comes up will turn out to be nearly equal;  that is, an equal number of one
spots, two spots, three spots, etc.  Toss a coin in the air and it may come
down either "heads" or "tails."  But make a sufficient number of tosses, and
the heads and tails  will about even up.  This is the operation of the law of
averages.  Both the averages and the single toss come under the Law of Cause
and Effect.  If you were able to examine the preceding causes, it would be
clear that it was simply impossible for the die to fall other than it did
under the circumstances and at that time.  Given the same causes, the same
results will follow.  There is always a "__________" and a  "_______________"
to every event.  Nothing ever happen without a cause, or rather a chain of
causes.

Some confusion exists by those considering this Principle due to the fact
that  they are unable to explain how one thing could ___________ another; 
that is, how one  thing is the ___________ of a second thing.  As a matter of
fact, _____ thing ever ___________ or __________ another thing.  Cause and
Effect deals only with events.  An "event" is "that which comes, arrives, or
happens as a result or consequent of some preceding event." No event creates
another event, but is merely a preceding  link in the great orderly chain of
SUMMUM.  The EVENTS are the _________ between  ___________ and Effect;  the
force and energy of _____________.  There is  continuity between all events
___________________consequent and _____________________.  There is relation
existing between everything that has gone before, and everything that
___________________.

A stone is dislodged from a mountainside and crashes through a roof of a
cabin in the valley below.  At first, you may regard this as a _____________
effect or act of God.  But when you examine the matter, you find a great chain 
of ____________ behind it.  In the first place there was the rain which softened 
the earth supporting the stone and allowing it to fall.  Besides the rain was the
______________ of sun and wind which  gradually chiseled the piece of rock 
from a larger piece.  Then there were the causes which led to the ____________
of the mountain, its upheaval by convulsions of nature, and so on ad infinitum.
Then you might follow the weather patterns which produced the rain, and the
materials that the roof was composed of.  In short, you would find yourself
_______________ in a mesh of _________ and ____________ from which you would 
soon strive to disentangle yourself.

Just as a human has two _________________, and four grand parents, and eight
great grandparents, and sixteen great-great grandparents, and so on until the
number  of ancestors runs into many ____________, so is it with the number of
________________ behind even the most _____________ event or phenomena.
Consider the passage of a tiny speck of soot before your eye.  It is not an
easy matter to trace the bit of soot back to the early period of the planet's
history when it formed a part of a large tree.  Follow it from the tree which
was converted into coal, to the coal which fueled a fire, to the speck of
soot now passing before your eyes on its way to other adventures.  A mighty
chain of events, causes and effects brought the speck of soot to its present
condition.  It is but one of a chain of events which will produce other
events continuing on hundreds of years from now; and including the
inspiration for this next description. 

Let us examine the task of rewriting these lines for this day and age.
Utilizing a computer and word ______________ _______________, we input, 
convert, and store data on a floppy disk.  The floppy disk is inserted into 
a typesetting computer.  The typesetting computer produces and prints out 
the set type. Proofreaders then perform their job.  The edited copy is sent 
to the printer. The printer prints the  book.  The book is distributed 
to bookstores.  You see this book in a bookstore and buy it.  You read it, 
and it ____________ certain thoughts in your mind and that of others reading 
it;  which in turn affects others, and so on, and on, and on.  The events 
continue beyond the ability of humans to calculate further.

Just ponder a moment.  If a certain _____________ had not met a certain
___________ in the dim period of the Sone Age, you who are now reading these
lines would not be __________ in the form that you now inhabit.  Every
____________ you think, every act you _____________, has its direct and
_______________ results which fit into the ____________ ______________ of
Cause and Effect.

In consideration of ____________ _____________, remember the Law of
________________.  On one hand you do make _____________ and direct your
lives on a       conscious level.  But the direction of those choices are a
___________ of Cause and Effect, and the partially __________ become
_________________ by their _____________ of the acceptance of __________.
The Summum Teachings are that Humankind is ____________ ____________ and
yet ______________ by necessity, depending upon the meaning of the terms and
the level at which the matter is examined.  That is because "the ___________
the creation is from the ___________, the more ___________________ it is.
As it come ______________ to the Center, the more ________________ it
becomes."

The majority of humans are more or less slaves of heredity and environment
and exhibit very little freedom.  They are swayed by the opinions and
customs of the exterior world, and also by their own emotions, feelings,
moods, etc.   They show very little mastery of eslf.  They indignantly
protest this assertion, saying, "Why, I certainly am __________ to act and
do as I ______________.  I do just what I want to _____."  They fail to
explain where the "want to" and "as I _________" come from.  What makes
them "_________" to do this, that or _____________?  The Summum Master can
change these "__________" and "_____________" into the "Will to will,"
instead of being ____________ because some feeling, mood, ____________ or 
environmental suggestion arouses a tendency or desire within them to do so.
They are the _______________ of their desire, not a _____________ to their
passion.

The majority of humans are manipulated by ____________ and _____________  
___________,desires, etc. - - not to mention outside influences such as the 
_____________ and will of others stronger than themselves.  They are carried 
along without _____________ on their part or the exercise of their will.  
Moved like ____________ on the chessboard of life, they play their parts and 
are laid aside after the game is over.  But the _______________, knowing 
the rules of the game, rise above the level of _______________ life.  By 
placing themselves in touch with the higher powers of their nature, they 
_____________ their own moods, characters, qualities, and vibration as 
well as the environment surrounding them.  Thus they become movers in the 
game, instead of pawns; _____________ instead of ____________.  The Summum
Masters do not escape the ________________ of the higher levels, but become 
one with the _______________ laws.  They form a conscious part of the 
_________, rather than being its blind instrument.  While they serve on 
the higher levels, they __________ on the material level.

On ___________ levels of existence the _________________ is always in
_________________ and ever in evidence.  Look at the phenomena of the Deep
Trance Medium who gives guidance by allowing its body to be used by a
_________________, ___________________ spirit.  This is due to the cycle of
the Law of Cause and Effect.  There is the want and desire of the
__________________, earthbound spirit to participate in the embodied
______________ of the material level.  There is the want and ______________
of the medium who is being used to channel other entities, to
______________ in the game of the spiritual _____________.


Just as events in life follow the _____________ of cause and 
effect, so do the events of death. ___________________ an 
understanding of cause and effect as it pertains to your evenutal
________________.  Death is a _____________ period between this life
and the next.  It takes you on a path whose direction is ____________
by the ______________ of your mind.  Your mental ______________ at the
time of your death will __________________ the outcome of events as
you make the transition.  "As a man _____________ so is he." The last
________________ you ______________ before you leave your body determines
the path you follow to your ____________ life.

Normally death leaves you ______________ in distressed thought, fending
for yourself as you begin to move through _____________ surroundings.
The ______________ territory of your bodily life is gone, your path
beset and dictated by ____________.  But if someone were to preserve your
body in such a manner that it acted as a _____________ for your _________,
and if someone were to provide communication and _______________ to your 
being, the transition stands to be ______________.  This is why ___________
and ___________________ become so vital during this critical movement of
the essence.  When practiced correctly within the laws of ____________, they
set a stage that empowers you to _______________ forces and transition
to a life of the greatest ________________.

The ____________________ that occurs at death is the only time you can
really make a __________________ change in your distiny. But it is during
life that you ______________ for the movement. How you fare during your
transition is greatly affected by the ________________ of your will (or
lack thereof). Your will determines your ability to remain ______________
on the optimal direction and whether you will be ________________ by
distractions. Just as there are ________________________ in life, there are
distractions in death. The ______________________to develop your will is
________________ to you in life, when you have the chance to learn and
practice ____________________. When you can become initiated into the
esoteric ____________________ of an ideal meditation, you have the
definitive ________ to build the will of your essence. The strength you
acquire in life will play a ______________________ role during death.

There is no such thing as ____________.  Everything is governed by 
_______________ ___________.  The infinite number of laws are but
manifestations of the _____________ Great _______________, the LAW which is
________________.  It is true that in the Mind of SUMMUM not a sparrow drops
unnoticed.  Even the hairs on your head are numbered, just as scriptures
have said.  There is nothing outside the Law.  Nothing happens contrary to
it.  Yet do not make the mistake of supposing that humankind is but a blind
automaton -- far from that.  The Summum teachings ar that humankind may use
Law to overcome laws, and that the higher will always prevail against the
lower.  At last, you will reach the stage in which you seek refuge in the
LAW Itself and laugh the phenomenal laws away.  Catch this esoteric meaning!




MATCHING EXERCISE

Write the number of the appropriate answer in the blank corresponding to the
description.  There is one correct answer for each blank.


______ For every effect there is a             1. Creation
                                               2. Destiny
______ For every cause there is an             3. Paradox
                                               4. exception
______ All phenomena is continuous,            5. Law
       without break or                        6. effect
                                               7. Law and Order
______ The underlying Principle of Cause       8. environment
       and Effect has been accepted as         9. cause
       correct by all scientists.  To         10. event
       bevieve otherwise would be to take     11. even up    
       the phenomena of the universe from     12. chance
       the domain of                          13. death
                                              14. Mummification, Tranference
______ there is no such agent as pure         15. your will

______ is a transitory state between this
       life and the next
                                              
______ If you make a sufficient number of 
       tosses of a coin, the heads and 
       tails will about
       
______ An "event" is "that which comes, arrives or
       happens as a result or consequent of some
       preceding

______ When practiced correctly within the laws of
       destiny they set a stage that empowers you
       to negotiate forces and transition to a
       life of the greatest realms.

______ The EVENTS are bonds between Cause and 
       Effect;  the force and energy of

______ In consideration of Free Will, remember the
       Law of

______ The partially wise become disillusioned by
       their refusal of the acceptance of

______ The Masters, knowing the rules of the game,
       rise above the level of material life.  By
       placing themselves in touch with the higher
       powers of their nature, they dominate their
       own moods, characters, qualities and 
       vibration, as well as the

______ There is no such thing as chance.  Everything
       is governed by Universal

______ The strength of this plays a significant role
       during your death


 

RESEARCH EXERCISE

Using the Systematic Law of Learning, apply the following Principle.


1. Within the last year, find a significant event that has happened to you.

   a. Explain the seen chain of causes which led up to the event.

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   b. Now that you have examined the seen causes, try to list some causes 
      that might be (vectors);  causes not so easily recognized that seem to
      assist the main chain of causes but actually are not easily identified
      as contributing to the event.

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2. The text has explained the Law of Destiny.  At this point this Law may be
   difficult for most students, for the partially wise become disillusioned
   by their refusal of the acceptane of DESTINY.

   a. Give an explanation of how both Free Will and Destiny can function in
      harmony at the same time.
      
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   b. Give an explanation of how Free Will and Destiny could relate to the
      old axiom "Those who do the Will of God will be saved."

     
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STUDY AND REVIEW QUESTIONS

Formulate answers to these questions.  Refer to both your text and your
lecture notes.  You need not write out the answer in full sentences, but make
notes on all the details you would include in a full answer.  Review your
answers with someone else in the class after each of you has completed the
exercise.


  1.  Explain what a cause is.

  2.  Give an explanation of what an effect is.

  3.  What does Law pervading the universe have to do with the Law of Cause
      and Efect?

  4.  Give a definition of Chance.

  5.  How does modern science treat the Law of Cause and Effect?

  6.  Why can there be no such thing as chance?

  7.  How are the Law of Cause and Effect related to the Law and
      Order of the universe?

  8.  Give an explanation of how something outside of and independent
      of the Law of the Universe could plunge the universe into
      disorder.

  9.  Create an example similar to the one in the text about the 
      dice and the numbers which come up.

 10.  Describe the law of averages as discussed in the text with the toss
      of the coin.

 11.  Discuss what is between Cause and Effect.

 12.  Give a description of what an event is and how they are generated.

 13.  What would be the result if that certain man had not met a certain
      woman in the dim period of the Stome Age?

 14.  How does the Law of Paradox relate to Free Will and Cause and
      Effect?

 15.  Explain why those things close to the Center of Creation are more
      free.

 16.  What role do emotions, feeling and moods play with Cause and Effect?

 17.  Who knows the rules of the game and why?

 18.  Give an explanation of the relationship between the disembodied,
      earthbound spirit, and the Deep Trance Medium.

 19.  Explain what the infinite number of laws make up.

 20.  Explain how Mummification and Transference affect your progression 
      from one life into another and what role your will plays during
      death.

 21.  Why is Humankind not a blind automaton?

 22.  What is meant by refuge in the LAW Itself?




MULTIPE CHOICE

 1. "Every Cause has its Effect;  every Effect has its Cause;  everything 
    happens according to Law;  Chance is but a name for Law not recognized;  
    there are many levels of causation, but nothing escapes The Law of

    a. Understanding."
    b. Opposition."
    c. Destiny."
    d. Fluctuation."

 2. The great Sixth Summum Principle, the Principle of Cause and Effect,
    embodies the idea that Law pervades the universe;  that nothing

    a. really matters because God will take care of you.
    b. can be in heaven other than those things which obey the moral doctrine
       of the only true religious book.
    c. is an obstacle to those who know the correct affirmation.
       Even Destiny can be set aside.
    d. happens by chance.

 3. Chance is merely a descriptive term indicating that a cause exists but is of

    a. no concern.
    b. unknown origin, or not perceived.
    c. no concern for it can be manipulated away.
    d. no significance for you deserve your fair share.

 4. The Principle of Cause and Effect underlies all scientific thought, ancient

    a. people believed the Principle, but modern science holds no value
       for the Principle.
    b. and modern.
    c. and modern, but some wise scientists are discounting it.
    d. none of the above.

 5. The underlying Principle of Cause and Effect has been accepted as correct
    by

    a. all scientists and metaphysicians.
    b. chemists.
    c. mathematicians.
    d. all of the above.

 6. To Believe otherwise would be to take the phenomena of the universe from the
    domain of Law and Order, and relegate it to the control of the imaginary, a
    circumstance which humans call

    a. "chance"
    b. "happiness"
    c. "love"
    d. "oneness"

 7. Webster defines the word "chance" as:
 
    a. Those things which happen because you were not attending them.
    b. A game that is played to have fun.
    c. The happening of events without apparent cause.
    d. The happening of events that have only partial cause.

 8. In a sense one would be saying that an event is outside of Law, beyond the laws
    of Cause and Effect.  How can something act in the phenomenal universe independent
    of the laws, order and continuity of the universe?  Such a thing would be entirely 
    independent of the universe,

    a. and is called extraordinary conformity.
    b. and is called phenomenal nonconformity.
    c. and therefore is an independent extension of the universe.
    d. and therefore superior to it.

 9. Yet there is nothing outside of SUMMUM belonging to such a Law,

    a. for only the Gods know how to manipulate this event.
    b. but there will be when all people believe in the true God.
    c. because SUMMUM is the LAW in Itself.
    d. because most people refuse to accept the true religion.

10. There is no room for something outside of and independent of Law.  The
    existence of such a thing would render all natural

    a. into unnatural and turn the world into plastic.
    b. laws ineffective, and would plunge the universe into chaotic disorder and 
       lawlessness.
    c. laws ineffective, if there is an agreed on code of moral ethics by those
       involved.
    d. laws effective, if those in control coule convincd the followers to conform
       to the established social order.

11. Careful examination will show that what you call chance is merely an expression 
    relating to

    a. obscure causes;  causes that you cannot perceive;  causes that you cannot
       understand.
    b. certain game of gambling, where most gambling games are not chance.
    c. those things which happen without cause.
    d. "baby needs a new pair of shoes."

12. Behind the fall of the die are causes, or chains of causes, extending further 
    than the mind could trace.  They may include

    a. the amount of money which has been bet.
    b. the amount of money that can be won.
    c. the amount of money for your previous year's income.
    d. the position of the die in the hand, the amount of muscular energy expent
       in the throw, the condition of the table, etc.

13. Toss a coin in the air and it may come down either "heads" or "tails."  But
    make a sufficient number of tosses,

    a. and the heads and tails will about even up.
    b. and heads will come up most often.
    c. and tails will come up most often.
    d. all of the above.

14. Some confusion exists by those considering this Principle due to the fact that 
    they are unable to explain how one thing could cause another;  that is, how one
    thing is the creator of a second thing.  As a matter of fact,

    a. it sometimes does.
    b. it is a matter of perspective.
    c. no thing ever causes or creates another thing.
    d. it's better not to consider the Principle at all.

15. Cause and Effect deals only with events.  An "event" is "that which comes, 
    arrives or happens as

    a. a result or consequent of some preceding event."
    b. the effect subsides."
    c. you choose it to."
    d. an unrelated incident."

16. No event ever creates another event, but is merely a preceding link in the
    great orderly chain of SUMMUM.  The EVENTS are the bonds between Cause
    and Effect;  the force and energy of 

    a. many men working together.
    b. those with the correct cause.
    c. electric motors.
    d. Creation.

17. There is continuity between all events precedent, consequent and subsequent.
    There is relation existing between everything that has gone before,

    a. and everything that follows.
    b. and those things which might happen.
    c. and some of the things that follow.
    d. None of the above.

18. Just as a human has two parents, and four grandparents, and eight great 
    grandparents, and sixteen great great grandparents, and so on until the 
    number of ancestors runs into many millions, so is it with the number

    a. of people who know the right answers.
    b. of all people, because they have relatives.
    c. of some people, for they ate not from this planet.
    d. of causes behind even the most trifling event or phenomena.

19. Let us examine the task of rewriting these lines for this day and age.
    Utilizing a computer and word processing program, we input, convert and
    store data

    a. on note pads.
    b. in three ring binders.
    c. on a floppy disk.
    d. on scrolls.

20. Just ponder a moment.  If a certain man had not met a certain woman in
    the dim period of the Stone Age, you who are now reading these lines would
    not be here in the form that you now inhabit.  Every thought you think, 
    every act you perform, has

    a. no effect on anything except yourself.
    b. its effect only on those who know about it.
    c. it direct and indirect results which fit into the great chain of Cause
       and Effect.
    d. none of the above.

21. In consideration of Free Will, remember the Law of Paradox.  On one hand you
    do make choices and direct your lives on a conscious level.  But the direction
    of those choices are a result

    a. of your Free Will, and nothing can interfere with it.
    b. of decisions you have made on your own without any outside intervention.
    c. of something you consciously have chosen to do without any cause at all.
    d. of Cause and Effect, and the partially wise become disillusioned by their
       refusal of the acceptance of DESTINY.

22. The Summum Teachings are that Humankind is both free and yet bound by necessity,
    depending upon the meaning of the terms and the level at which the matter is 
    examined.  That is because "the further the creation is from the Center, the 
    more bound it is.  As it comes closer to the Center,

    a. it loses its direction."
    b. it is repelled back to its original state."
    c. the more Free it becomes."
    d. all of the above.

23. The majority of humans are more or less slaves of heredity and environment,
    and exhibit very little freedom.  They are swayed by the opinions, and customs
    of the exterior world, and also by their own emotions, feelings, moods, etc.
    They show very little mastery of self.  They indignantly protest this assertion,
    saying, "Why I certainly am free to act and do as I please.  I do

    a. just what I want to do."
    b. the things I'm told to do."
    c. some things I'm told to do."
    d. none of the above.

24. They fail to explain where the "want to" and "as I please" come from.  What
    makes them

    a. "want" to do this, that or anything?
    b. find an excuse not to deal with this question.
    c. create ways to avoid the reality of this question.
    d. none of the above.

25. The Summum Master can change these "pleases" and "wants" into the "Will to
    will," instead of being moved because some feeling, mood, emotion or
    environmental suggestion arouses a tendency or desire within them to do so.
    They are the masters of

    a. the knowledge of how to use crystals for healing.
    b. the knowledge of how to avoid reality.
    c. the understanding found only to be given to those who are of the chosen
       people.
    d. their desire, not a slave to their passion.

26. The majority of Humankind are manipulated by heredity and internal moods,
    desires, etc. -- not to mention outside influences such as the suggestions
    and will of others stronger than themselves.  They are carried along without
    resistance on their part,

    a. or the exercise of their will.
    b. except when they know better.
    c. for they know this is the best thing for them.
    d. for they are in control of their passions.

27. But the Masters, knowing the rules of the games, rise above the level of
    material life.  By placing themselves in touch with the higher powers of their
    nature, they

    a. wait until the game is over to start playing.
    b. find a way to cheat.
    c. attend as many classes as possible to avoid applying the Principles.
    d. dominate their own moods, characters, qualities and vibration, as well as
       the environment surrounding them.

28. Thus they become movers in the game, instead of pawns;  causes instead of 
    effects.  The Summum Masters do not escape the causation of the higher levels,
    but become one with the higher laws.  They form a conscious

    a. objection to the Law.
    b. plan of how to get around the Law.
    c. part of the Law, rather than being its blind instrument.  While they serve
       on the higher levels, they rule on the material level.
    d. answers (a) and (b).

29. On all levels of existence the Law

    a. is being controlled by those in charge.
    b. is in the hands of the authorities.
    c. does not always work.
    d. is always in operation and ever in evidence.

30. Look at the phenomena of the Deep Trance Medium who gives guidance by
    allowing its body to be used by a disembodied, earthbound spirit.  This is
    due to the cycle of the Law of

    a. Cause and Effect.
    b. Revolving Spirits.
    c. Divine Love.
    d. none of the above.  

31. There is the want and desire of the disembodied, earthbound spirit to 
    participate in the embodied game of the material level.  There is the 
    want and desire medium who is being used to channel other entities, to
    participate

    a. in the game of the spiritual ego.
    b. on a world wide basis.
    c. in the game of polo.
    d. none of the above.

32. Normally death leaves you alone in distressed though, fending for yourself
    as you begin to move through bewildering surroundings.  The familiar 
    territory of your bodily life is gone, your path beset and dictated by fear.
    But if someone were to preserve your body in such a manner that it acted
    as a haven for your essence, and if someone were to provide communication
    and guidance to your being,

    a. you will follow the light.
    b. you will dance in the spirit world.
    c. the transition stands to be glorious.
    d. your body will come back to life.

33. The strength of the will of your essence is developed by

    a. taking special pills and vitamins.
    b. hooking yourself up to a bio-feedback machine.
    c. meditation.
    d. inhaling magic pixie dust.

34. There is no such thing as chance.  Everything is governed by Universal
    Law.  The infinite number of laws are but manifestations of the One Great
    Law, the LAW which is

    a. the supreme court.
    b. the law of the land.
    c. the law morality.
    d. SUMMUM.




A N S W E R S


ANSWERS TO SUMMARY AND REVIEW

Effect, effect		precedent, subsequent	all, Law
Law, Chance		Follows			operation
Law, recognized		Chance			disembodied, earthbound
Destiny			Causes			disembodied
Pervades		influence		game
chance, Chance		formation		desire
Cause, exists		Involved		participate
origin			Cause			ego
exception		Effect			train
Principle, Cause	Parents			Leverage
Scientific, modern	millions, causes	death
Disciplines		Trifling		transitory
Principle, Cause	processing, program	determined
Words			Arouses			condition
accepted, correct	Man			state
scientists		Woman			determine 
phenomena, universe	Here			thinketh
Law, Order		Thought			thought
Imaginary		perform, indirect	think 
chance, Chance		great, chain		next
chance, Chance		Free, Will		alone
Cause, exists		Paradox, choices	bewildering
event			Result			familiar
Law, Cause		wise, disillusioned	fear
act, phenomenal		refusal, DESTINY	haven
continuity, universe	both, free		essence
superior, nothing	Bound			guidance
SUMMUM, Law		Further			glorious
LAW, Itself		Center, bound		Mummification, Transference
Law, Natural		closer, Free		destiny
plunge, chaotic		free, please		negotiate
lawlessness		Do			realms
obscure			please, want		transition
perceive, understand	Anything		momentous
chance, Chance		pleases, wants		prepare
falling			moved, emotion		strength
unrelated		Masters			focused
Cause, exists		slave			deterred
examination		heredity		distractions
no, chance, whatsoever	Internal		opportunity
dice			Moods			afforded
infallible		Suggestions		meditation
governs, planets	resistance		discipline
sun			pawns			tool
unseen, causes		masters			significant
causes			material		chance
cause, because		dominate		Universal, Law
cause, creator		causes, effects		One
no, causes		causation		Law
Creates			higher			SUMMUM
bonds, Cause		Law	
Creation		rule	




ANSWERS TO MATCHING EXERCISE

9, 6, 4, 7, 12, 13, 11, 10, 14, 1, 3, 2, 8, 5, 15


ANSWERS TO MULTIPLE CHOICE

1. c          9. c          17. a           25. d           33. c
2. d         10. b          18. d           26. a           34. d
3. b         11. a          19. c           27. d
4. b         12. d          20. c           28. c
5. a         13. a          21. d           29. d
6. a         14. c          22. c           30. a
7. c         15. a          23. a           31. a
8. d         16. d          24. a           32. c