Illustrations related to the book Thought Forms (published 1901) on metaphysics by C.W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant. The book is “a study of the nature and power of thoughts”.
The Perception of the classical music of Wagner, Gounod and Mendelssohn, of emotions and colours is studied. The effect of this music are either radiating vibration forms or floating forms, translated into drawings like the ones above.
“A thought-form is a manifestation of mental energy.” It is an expressed, visualized appearance caused by concentration and willpower. “It is also known as a “Tulpa”, a Tantric Buddhism concept in Tibetan mysticism. Its concept is related to the Western philosophy and practise of magic”. (Quotes: Wikipedia)