The outer form of the planet through which He expresses Himself is impregnated to a certain depth with the germs of these two diseases (tuberculosis & syphilitic diseases Mdb). As immunity is built up, however, as preventive medicine comes into its own, and as man himself arrives at increasing mental and SOUL CONTROL of the animal and desire natures, these forms of human suffering will disappear. They are disappearing among the more controlled areas of the human family.
P.236-237 As the life of God pulsates more powerfully through the kingdoms of nature, these two penalties of evil-doing will no longer be required and will disappear for three reasons:
1. The orientation of humanity is towards the light. The light of knowledge and the recognition of causes will make the syphilitic diseases and tuberculosis things of the past.
2. The centers below the diaphragm will be subjected to a lifting process. The life of the sacral center will be controlled and the energy will be expended in creative living, through the medium of the throat center. The solar plexus center will have its energy lifted to the heart center and the trend of human SELFISHNESS will then die out.
3. Complete cures, will bring about a gradual fading out of contagion.
Another reason which will bring about the cessation of those modes of living and desiring which account for these diseases is that all SECRETS will be known. (especially thru the internet, Mdb) The growth of psychic powers such as clairvoyance and clairaudience will strip humanity of the privacy in which to sin. Some one or some group will be aware of the acts of men. This will be a great deterrent, a far greater deterrent than you can imagine. Boycott and sanctions will be used to penalize nations. In this way crime and the tendency to evil doing will gradually be stamped out. It will be realized that all crime is founded upon some form of disease, or upon a GLANDULAR lack or OVER STIMULATION, based in turn upon the development or the underdevelopment of some one or other of the centers.
Pg.238 Cancer in our present cycle, the Aryan, is a result of the activity of the lower CONCRETE MIND and of the stimulation of the ETHERIC body, which the mind can bring about. It is a major disease incident to stimulation, as far as the Aryan masses are concerned, just as heart disease is also a disease of stimulation, affecting very largely the advanced types of humanity, who—through interest in business and leadership—often sacrifice their lives and pay the penalty of misused and over-concentrated energy by developing various forms of acute HEART trouble.
Disciples also are prone to suffer from this disease, owing to the awakening into violent activity of the heart center. In the one case, the life energy flowing thorough the heart is employed past all human tolerance in handling human affairs; in the other, the heart center opens up and the strain put upon the organ of the heart is too great, and heart disease supervenes. A third cause of heart disease is due to the PREMATURE or deliberately planned lifting of the energy of the solar plexus to the heart, thus putting an unexpected strain upon it.
Pg. 239 Cancer is most definitely related to the CENTERS. It will be found that the center in the area wherein the cancer exists is overactive. This overstimulation of a center can be due not only to the activity of the center and its consequent radiation, but also the SUPPRESSION imposed by the mind upon any activity of a particular center. This brings about a damming up of energy and again we have the creation of too much concentrated energy in any particular area. One of the main sources of cancer as related to the sacral center and therefore to the SEX organs, has been the well intentioned suppression of the sex life by misguided aspirants. They are those who find the teaching—monastic and celibate—of the Middle Ages, the line of least resistance. In that period of time, good people taught that sex was wicked. Normal reactions, instead of being controlled and transmuted into creative activity, were violently suppressed and all thoughts about the sex life were refused expression. Nevertheless ENERGY FOLLOWS the direction of THOUGHT, with the result that, that particularly magnetic type of energy attracted an increasing number of cells and atoms to itself. Therein is found the source of the tumors, and cancers so prevalent today. The same thing can be said about the violent inhibition imposed by an aspirant upon all emotional reactions and feelings. In their effort to control the astral body, these people resort to a process of direct inhibition and suppression. That suppression makes of the solar plexus center a great reservoir of drastically retained energy. TRANSMUTATION of the emotions into ASPIRATION and LOVE and directed control is NOT present.
Pg. 240 The existence of this vibrant reservoir of power brings about cancer of the stomach, of the liver, and sometimes of the entire area of the abdomen. Overactivity of a center and the retention of energy, unexpressed and inhibited are fruitful sources of cancer.
Pg. 231-242 In the future diseases will be brought under control by a system of LAYA-YOGA (the sciences of the centers) which will be sublimated form of the laya-yoga of Atlantean days. Then the advanced student will control the centers by the power of thought. In the yoga of the future, through MEDITATION and ALIGNMENT and right practices, the centers will be brought under the direct control of the soul—a very different thing to the control of the centers by the mind and one for which the masses of men are not yet ready. To this, the Science of the BREATH will be added—not breathing exercises as now taught, with often such dangerous results, but a breathing rhythm imposed by the mind through which the soul can work. It will not require anything more than the simple rhythmic physical breath, but which will reorganize the subtler bodies and bring the centers into ordered activity according to Ray and point in evolution. (alignment is of the three vehicles of the personality. If the heart center in the etheric body vibrates to the note of “C” then the heart centers in the emotional and mental vehicles must vibrate to the note of “C” on a higher octave.. It functions like a tuning fork. Meditation induces alignment. mdb)
DISEASES ARISING FROM OBSCURE PLANETARY CONDITIONS
It is obviously impossible for me to enlarge upon this subject. What I say will have to be taken on trust.
243. These diseases have no subjective origin. They are NOT psychological in nature and cannot be traced to any activity of the centers. They originate from the planetary life itself and from its life aspect, having a direct emanatory effect upon the individual atoms of which the dense physical body is composed. It is due primarily to an external impact of certain vibratory emanations coming from the surface of the planet, engendered deep within the planet and impinging upon the dense physical body. They are unconnected with the blood stream or with the nervous system. They are impossible to trace or isolate, because man is today so highly integrated that these external impacts immediately evoke a response from the nervous system. The modern physician is at present unable to distinguish between the diseases arising from within the patient’s own interior mechanism and those which are in the nature of extraneous irritants. I am not here referring to infectious difficulties.
Pg. 244 It is this planetary effect upon the physical body which is the major cause of death where the purely animal form nature is concerned, or the forms of life present in the animal and vegetable kingdom; And to a lesser degree in the mineral kingdom likewise. Death, as far as the human being is concerned, is increasingly due to the PLANNED intent and PLANNED withdrawal of the SOUL, under the pressure of its own formulated INTENT. This is true to some degree of all who die, except those who are of so low a grade of intelligence that the soul is practically little more than an overshadowing agency. Of all who die, the later stages of dissolution, effective after the conscious withdrawal of the soul (conscious on the part of the soul and becoming increasingly conscious on the part of the dying person), are taken over by this death-bestowing power of the planetary life itself.
Pg. 245. The processes of dying and the dissipation of forms goes on every moment without producing contagious contamination. The results of dissolution are beneficent in effect.
The human soul differs from the soul in the non-human forms, in that on its own plane, it is an effective expression of the three divine aspects. It determines, within certain limits, its entrance into human form and its exit therefrom. (at the right time the soul withdraws its attention from its vehicle. Ill health then gradually ensues. This may extend over a period of 5 or so years. Astrology is sometimes helpful in determining the crises leading to ill health and eventual death. Mdb) Once the soul has withdrawn the thread of consciousness from the brain, and its life thread from the heart, certain life processes still persist. They are now under the influence of the planetary life, however, and to these the physical elemental (the sumtotal of the living atoms of the body nature) is responsive. (In the next planetary or solar system, this dense physical elemental will evolve to be an etheric elemental. Eventually it will evolve to be an astral elemental, etc. All entities are in the process of evolving. Mdb)
Pg. 246 The withering of a flower or a tree and the many diseases in old age of the human being, are all brought about by the pull of the powerful life of the planet, speaking esoterically. This is an aspect of what is called, erroneously, the Law of Gravitation. This law is, again speaking esoterically, an aspect of the LAW OF RETURN, which governs the relation of a unit of life in form to its emanating source (consistent meditation can restore and extend life of a human being.mdb)
Pg. 247 The human form also reacts to the call of the soul to return its life principle to the soul, via the SUTRATMA (thread of life energy from the Monad. More on this much later. Mdb) and to return as consciousness to its registering source.
In this process, the form shows the results of being either the receiver of the tide of life from the planet, or as the releaser of that life, under cyclic law to its general reservoir of living energy. Upon these two reactions depends the health or the disease of the form. There are three major stages in the life cycle of all subhuman forms, and in the human form likewise when the soul is simply an overshadowing force and NOT an integrated energy.
1. The stage of inflowing, of vitalization and of growth. .(the soul takes hold for most children between the ages of 4 and 7. Mdb)
2 The state of resistance, wherein the form preserves its own integrity for a temporary cycle, determined by its species and environment, thus resisting successfully any “pull” of the all-enveloping life and any reabsorption of its vitality.
3. The stage of emission, wherein the pull of the greater life of the planet draws out and absorbs the weakening lesser life. When the average of a general cyclic period is normally run, a point of weakening in the bodily tissue gradually arises. Disease usually eventuates and death supervenes. The length of the cycles and their determining cause are a deep mystery. They are known only to the Masters.
Pg. 248 The great distinction between the human kingdom in the three worlds (physical, astral or emotional and mental. Mdb) and the other kingdoms in nature, is the factor of FREEWILL. In the matter of death, this freewill has a definite relation to the SOUL. The WILL of the soul is either consciously OR unconsciously followed, where the decision of death is concerned. This idea carries with it many implications.
Esoteric Healing #17
Medicine in the next century will be built around certain major premises:
Preventive medicine will be the goal, producing the attempt to keep the body in a balanced order.
The supply of the right chemical properties will be studied—a science of chemistry which is yet in its infancy, though it is becoming a flourishing infant.
An understanding of the laws of vitality will be regarded as of prime importance, and of this the emphasis today on vitamins and the influence of the sun are wholesome indications.
The use of the MIND will be regarded, above everything else as a factor of major importance. It will be seen as the prime influence as regards the CENTERS. People will be taught to work on their centers through mental power and thus produce a right reaction from the endocrine system. This will necessarily involve the right directing of thought to a center, or the withdrawal of attention from a center, with consequent effect upon the glandular system. This will all be based upon the occult law that “Energy follows thought.” (In the book, “Glamour, a World Problem” the Tibetan Master says that INTENTION is important in the procedure to fuse the personality and the soul. I found that when it’s the soul’s intention, the results are fantastic. You can (as the soul) direct your attention to the Ajna center using your intention to stimulate it. Intention can be used for anything and everything else, even losing weight, developing the intellect, contacting the soul, etc. Only be sure it is the soul’s intention. The soul is not interested in material assets or material goals. MDB)
CAUSES EMANATING FROM GROUP LIFE
Pg.222 Inter-marriage between nations and races, due to migration, travel, education and mental unity, has led to there being NO really pure racial types today. This development is definitely a part of the divine plan, no matter how undesirable it may appear to those who idealize purity of relationship. Something intended is being brought about.
Pg 225. The diseases of heart disease, insanities, cancer, the social diseases, aids, and tuberculosis, in a subtle manner are due to two basic causes: One is the close interplay between people living under modern conditions, and the massing of people into cities and towns. The other is the age of the SOIL. It is deeply impregnated with the germs and the residue incident to past ages. The IMMUNITY OF MAN is an amazing matter, could you but realize it. He resists and throws off continuously every kind of disease.
To the trained occult observer, it is as if humanity is walking partly in a dense shadow which engulfs the race, and some part of which involves an area of the body of every human being. One of the aims of the New Age will be to “lighten this shadow and bring people out into the fitness of true health.” This same shadow penetrates also into the mineral kingdom, the vegetable and also the animal kingdom. It is also the fertile seed of crime.
Pg. 226 Bacteria and germs are largely correct, but this is so ONLY if you bear in mind that they are in reality EFFECTS OF CAUSES which are hidden in the history of the planet itself and also in the racial history of the past, of which practically nothing is known.
DISEASES OF HUMANITY, INHERITED FROM THE PAST
Naught is known of the civilization which flourished in early Atlantean times 12 million years ago. Naught is known at all of the Lemurian civilization which goes back more than 15 million years. Still less is known of that twilight period which existed 21 million years ago when men were scarcely human. (They had no dense physical bodies. The sexes were not divided. Their bodies might have appeared as a white blob.Mdb)
Pg 227 Each soul has come to earth repeatedly. Many millions are here today, particularly those who were present in later Altantean times. They are the flower and highest product of that highly emotional race. They bring with them the innate tendencies.
The physical bodies in which humanity now dwells are constructed of very ancient matter. The substance is tainted by the history of the past. To this concept must be added two others: First, that incoming souls draw to themselves the type of material with which they must construct their outer sheaths. This will be responsive to some aspect of their subtler natures. If, for instance, physical desire conditions them, the material of their physical vehicle will be largely responsive to that particular urge. Secondly, each physical body carries within itself the SEEDS of inevitable retribution, if its functions are misused. The great original sin in Lemurian times was SEXUAL in nature. It was due not only to inherent tendencies, but to the extraordinarily dense population and the close relation of the ANIMAL KINGDOM. The origin of the syphilitic diseases traces back to these times.
Pg. 228 In the infancy of the race, a great mismating, promiscuity and perversions took place.
The Lemurian race practically destroyed itself, owing to its misuse of the sacral center. (the sex center. Mdb) In Altantean days it was the solar plexus center which was the prime objective of the “entering fire.” The initiate in Lemurian times was one who had completely mastered the control of the body. Hatha-yoga was then the outstanding spiritual practice. This, in time was superseded by Laya-yoga, which brought all the centers in the etheric body (except the throat and head centers) into functioning activity. In our race it is the MIND which is subject to stimulation.
VENEREAL & SYPHILITIC DISEASES
Pg. 229 Paralleling all the activity of the Great White Lodge (as was always the case and is the case today) was the activity of the DARK FORCES. Their effects had to be brought about through the medium of the SACRAL CENTER. Thus a vicious situation came about which weakened the stamina of the human body, which greatly increased the demands of the sex nature through the stimulation of the sacral center, artificially brought about by the Black Lodge, and which produced many unholy alliances and widespread evil relations. (The Great White Lodge is the Spiritual Hierarchy guiding the evolution of the kingdoms of nature through the soul. The Black Lodge does the opposite through the matter aspect of form . There are always two forces opposing each other, representing Spirit & Matter.Mdb)
A great new law of nature was then imposed by the planetary Logos. “He that MISUSES that which he hath built will see it fall from forces within itself.”
At this time there also arose the first tendencies to marriage, as differentiated from promiscuity. The formation of family units became the goal for the most highly evolved.
Pg. 231 As ages passed away, the conscious control of the physical body dropped below the threshold of consciousness. The physical body reacted increasingly like an automaton to the direction of a steadily developing DESIRE NATURE. Desire was for material possessions and towards that which, when seen and coveted, could be appropriated. The major sin of the Atlantean people was THEFT. The seeds of aggression and of personal acquisitiveness began to show themselves, culminating in the great war between the Lords of the Shining Countenance and the Lords of the Dark Face. To procure what they coveted, the most highly evolved of that race began to practice MAGIC. It is not possible for me to outline to you the nature and practices of Atlantean magic with its control of ELEMENTALS. (Elementals are semi-intelligent forces of the more subtle kingdoms of nature on the Involutionary Arc. Like our personality, they evolve by resisting the Soul. Eventually elementals will enter the mineral kingdom & will be on the Evolutionary Arc. After millions of years they will evolve into the vegetable kingdom, etc.Mdb) Words of Power & rituals were employed. (the Soul creates thru sounding mantrams: words of power.Mdb) This magical work was the misdirected travesty of the White Magic so openly used in those days. Magic was very familiar to the Atlantean people and was used by those Members of the Hierarchy Who were entrusted with the guidance of the race and Who were combating evil in high places. That same evil is again upon the warpath. It is being fought by men of goodwill, under the direction of the Great White Lodge. (today we see chaos in the world through injustice, self-interest and greed. mdb)
Pg. 232. Heights of luxury were reached in Atlantis of which we know nothing and have never achieved. There was a recurrence of pure Atlantean mischief in the decadent days of the Roman Empire. Life became tainted by the miasma of unadulterated selfishness. Men only lived to be in possession of the utmost luxury.
It is in this situation that we find the origin of tuberculosis. It originated in the organs whereby men breathe and live. It was imposed as a penalty, by the Great White Lodge. The Masters promulgated a new law: “He who lives only for material goods, who sacrifices all virtue in order to gain that which cannot last, will die in life, will find breath failing him, and yet will refuse to think of death until the summons comes.”
It is difficult for us to appreciate the Atlantean state of consciousness. There was NO mental process whatsoever, except among the leaders of the race. There was only ruthless desire.
Pg 233 This action of the Great White Lodge forced two issues and confronted the race with two unrealized problems. The first was that PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTITUDES and states of consciousness can bring about physiological conditions, these being both good and bad. Secondly, for the first time the people were faced with the phenomenon of death, brought about in a new way and not just by physical means. Death had hitherto been accepted without questioning as the fate of all living things, but now, for the first time, mental relationship between individual action and death was recognized. A great step forward was made in the human consciousness.
The time had arrived when the race could be taught the lesson that death can either be the ending of a cycle or it can be brought about by the MISUSE of the physical body, by MISAPPLIED energy and by the deliberate action of the man himself. The man who is psychologically wrong in his attitudes and consequent actions, COMMITS SUICIDE just as truly as the man who deliberately blows out his brains.
Pg. 234. Eventually the human race will realize that the possession of that which you have not EARNED or NEEDED, and which consequently is not rightfully yours, is not worth while.
It is around these basic ideas that the world war (1914-1945) was fought. (The Spiritual Hierarchy considers this as one war. Mdb) We call the unlawful possession of other people’s land, territories, and goods AGGRESSION; but this is the same thing in principle as stealing, theft and rape. Today these evils are not only individual sins, but can be NATIONAL characteristics. The ancient Atlantean struggle is being bitterly waged, with the probability that this time the Great White Lodge will triumph. That was NOT the case in the earlier conflict. Then the war was ended by the intervention of the planetary Logos Himself, and that ancient civilization went down and was engulfed in water. Death by drowning and by obscure means have both been tried in the effort to salvage humanity. Today death by fire is the applied technique. It promises to be successful as humanity is now more mentally alert. The MOTIVES are seen more clearly and the will-to-good is stronger than ever before. What is beginning to manifest now in the public consciousness is something good and new. (Today, the people of the world are now aware of the theft of oil, land, water & resources by wealthy nations & the power of multinational corporations . The Majority disapprove of it. Mdb)
Pg. 205 LAW VII
When life or energy flows unimpeded and through right direction to its precipitation (the related gland), then the form responds and ill health disappears.
This is a basic law in healing. (Here The Tibetan Master gives instruction to healers, which I am omitting. Mdb)
Effects of Under-Stimulation and Over-Stimulation of the Centers
(He repeats that diseases which are self-engendered are caused by the failure or the excess and by the over-development or the under-development of the endocrine system.Mdb)
This ductless glandular system, via the HORMONES, affects every part of the physical organism via the blood stream. It may be truly posited that when the ductless glands are perfectly balanced, there will be no diseased areas in the body. The blood stream will then be kept also in perfect condition.
Coming midway between the centers and the corresponding endocrine glands and acting as the agent for the distribution of energy, is the nervous system. Here, however difficulty is usually to be found. There is a lack of adequate flow of energy. The energy distributed by its means to the body, via the centers is UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTED. Some centers receive an undue supply while others receive an inadequate amount. Some centers are still unawakened and therefore non-receptive while others are prematurely developed and transmit too much force to the areas they govern. (The centers above the diaphragm except for the throat center are mostly unawakened. The head center begins to awaken after the 3rd initiation. Mdb)
Pg. 209. In esoteric medicine it is the cerebro-spinal aspect which governs the entire nervous system. It is through this agency that the centers work supplying the body with the needed vital energy. Thus the nervous system becomes eventually responsive, via the 7 centers to the seven major energies or the seven RAY forces. (emanating from the 7 Planetary Logoi or Gods. They form the 7 Chakras of the Lord of the solar system.Mdb)
In no human being, except a Master, are all the centers properly awakened and functioning in a balanced manner, nor are they properly related through intensive radiation. In no human being is the nervous system correctly responsive to the centers. There are two reasons for this and both are related to the cerebro-spinal system:
1. The head center is not yet awakened, or is only slowly being developed, as the disciple submits himself to training. (breathing exercises, meditation, visualization, awareness of the soul, etc. mdb)
2. The flow of energy through the head to the centers up the spine is uneven, owing to the fact that the inflow is uneven, and that the etheric web—between the centers—permits as yet only a very little energy to flow through to all the centers. (thru expansion of consciousness, & experience in life, the webs will burn up. The same can be said for the webs in the body of a Heavenly Man, our planetary God. Mdb)
It must be remembered that the life of the centers is founded, in the initial stage, upon the inherent life of the organism itself, with the focus of the emanating life to be found in the center at the base of the spine. This is a point often forgotten by esotericists. This basic center is the one through which the life of matter itself works. This is the life or energy of the Holy Spirit aspect, the third aspect of deity. Through its life each atom is fed.(Remember every atom is an entity, an evolving life, as is everything else.mdb) This process of animating the substance of the physical form is started in the prenatal stage. After birth, this type of force is aided by the inflow of planetary prana from the planetary life itself, via the SPLEEN.
Pg. 210 The spleen is the central relating organ between the inherent life of matter itself, and the inherent life in the planet.
As evolution proceeds, there is gradually added to this inherent force an inflow of “qualified” energy which is expressive of the consciousness aspect of divinity, and indicates to the esotericist the state of awareness of the man and also the ray type of his soul. This inflow comes from the second divine aspect, from the soul or the indwelling Christ (consciousness Mdb) It might therefore be stated about the two head centers that:
1. The ajna center, or the personality center, focused between the eyebrows and conditioning the pituitary body, is related to the entire life of the integrated threefold organism. Through this organism the consciousness must perforce express itself, and the physical, emotional and mental vehicles demonstrate its point in evolution. (this center directs the energy of the soul. mdb)
2. The head center (called in Hindu philosophy the thousand-petalled lotus) conditions the pineal gland and is related to the life of the soul, and after the 3rd initiation, it is related to the life of the Monad. It conveys to the centers the energy of the three major types of spiritual being of which the three forces of the personality are the REFLECTIONS or physical counterparts.
Later, energy from the spirit aspect, the first or Father aspect, will become available and will pour down through the head center to the ajna center, combining personality energy and soul energy. Then, by an act of the WILL, it is projected down the spinal column, via the alta major center, (it is at the base of the skull. Mdb) which conditions the carotid gland. As it passes down the spinal column, it vitalizes two aspects of the centers. When it reaches the basic center, it combines with the latent energy of substance itself, and you therefore have the union of all three divine energies and the manifestation in man of the three divine aspects. These combined energies then rush up the central channel in the spinal column, and the third or highest receptive aspect of the centers is energized. All the centers are thus brought into full expression and material perfection is produced, plus the full play of the enlightened consciousness and also of the life aspect. (there is debris in the channel which must be removed before this occurs.Mdb)
Pg 212-213 Another school of thought, branding themselves untruthfully as occultists, are equally in error as are the unity movement and Christian Science. They profess to work with the centers, only fortunately for them nature protects them often from themselves. They endeavor consciously to vitalize the centers, to burn away the protective WEB, and to raise the fires of matter before the fire of spirit has combined with the fire of the soul. They then fall victims to premature stimulation of the fires of substance before the balancing of the forces can take place. Disease, insanities, and many neurotic conditions, plus serious pathological conditions, then occur. Some of the glands become overactive. Others are overlooked and the entire glandular system and the dependent nervous system are in a state of complete imbalance.
Knowledge concerning the endocrine or ductless glands is as yet in an embryonic state. Much is known about the glands connected with the sacral center and about the thyroid gland. Not much is known about the pituitary body and its extreme importance as it affects the psychological response of the person. Nothing is known about the pineal or the thymus glands and this because neither the head center or the heart center is awakened in undeveloped man or even in the average citizen. The sacral and the thyroid centers are awakened in the average man. When the functioning is adequate, you have a highly sexed individual who is also a creative artist along some artistic line.
Pg 214- 216 When the ajna center and its externalization, the pituitary body are also active, and the relation between the three centers: sacral, throat and ajna, is awakened and functioning, then you will have the practical mystic, the humanitarian and the occultist.
Students should remember that there is both an upward and a downward trend of energy within the entire structure of centers, where the aspirant and the disciple are concerned:
1. The upward trend…producing Transmutation.
From the sacral center to the throat center. Physical creation is transmuted into artistic creativity.
From the solar plexus center to the heart center. Individual, emotional consciousness is transmuted into group consciousness.
From the base of the spine to the head center. Material force is transmuted into spiritual energy.
From any or all of the five spinal centers to the ajna center. Uncoordinated living is transmuted into personality integration. (advanced individuals are working on a strong personality, but it must be the vehicle for the SOUL! mdb)
From the six centers in relationship into the highest head center. Personality activity is transmuted into spiritual living.
The process involved is spread over many lives of unconscious transmutation in the earlier stages.
2. The Downward trend…producing Transformation.
Once the head center is awakening and the disciple is consciously active in the work of directing the energies to the centers, there is a scientific undertaking of energizing the centers in a certain ordered rhythm which is again determined by the rays, by circumstances and by karma. This downward trend can be roughly regarded as falling into three stages:
1. The stage of energizing the creative life, via the throat center, thus bringing:.
a. The head center and the throat center
b. These two and the sacral center
c. All three, consciously and simultaneously, into conscious relation.
This relation, when properly established, will solve the individual problem of sex, by bringing about the right control and making the disciple creative in a worldly sense and therefore of use to his fellowmen.
2. The stage of energizing the conscious life of relationship via the heart center, thus bringing:
a. The head center and the heart center
b. These two and the solar plexus center
c. All three simultaneously and consciously, into close cooperation.
This serves to establish right human relations. (realizing we are all brothers as all souls are part of the One Soul. mdb) This stage affects the astral vehicle with great potency. Emotional reactions are transformed into aspiration and service. Selfish individual love is transformed into group love and then divinity rules the life.
3. The stage of energizing the entire man, via the basic center thus bringing:
a. The head center and the basic center,
b. These two and the ajna center
c. All three, simultaneously into rhythmic expression. This is a final stage of great importance and only takes place in its completeness at the time of the third initiation, that of the Transfiguration.
You can see how three important words convey the purpose of the scientific unfoldment and the right direction of the centers:
6. The NADIS correspond to the LIFE OR SPIRIT aspect. The nerves are the correspondence to the soul or quality aspect. That which demonstrates as their united externalization is the endocrine system which corresponds to the form or matter aspect. These three are the material correspondences to the 3 divine aspects. They are esoterically responsive to these three aspects and they make the man what he is. These three groups are themselves conditioned via the 7 centers, by the astral or mental vehicles OR by the integrated personality OR by the soul, and at the close of the Path of Discipleship…..by the Monad, via the antahkaarana, using that self- created path (between higher mind and lower mind. Mdb) as a direct channel of communication to the 7 centers and from there to the threefold system of nadis, nerves and glands.
7. These 3 great systems express the state of development of the centers. Their energies are conveyed to every part of the physical vehicle via the blood stream. The next great move in medicine will be to recognize the relationship of the glands to the centers with the intermediate systems of nadis and nerves and the fact that the etheric body underlies dense matter.
8. When the centers are awakened throughout the body, there will then be present a highly electric nervous system, responsive with immediacy to the energy carried by the nadis. The result of this will be a well-balanced endocrine system. The physical body will be resistant to disease.
9. Today as there is uneven development, with some centers unawakened, others overstimulated, and with the centers below the diaphragm overactive, you have consequently, whole areas of the body where the nadis are in an embryonic state, other areas where they are highly energized but with their flow arrested because some center along the path of their activity is still unawakened, or, if awakened, is still non-radiatory. These uneven conditions produce potent effects upon the nervous system and upon the glands, leading to overstimulation in some cases, subnormal conditions in others, lack of vitality, overactivity and other undesirable reactions which produce disease. Such diseases either arise from within the body itself as the result of indigenous or hereditary tendencies or they arise as a result of the radiation or non-radiation of the centers which work through the nadis. They can also arise as a result of external contact such as infectious diseases. (the Tibetan says the practice of HARMLESSNESS will unclog the channels.mdb)
10. To sum all up: Disease, physical disability of any kind (except those due to accidents and to planetary conditions inducing epidemics of a virulent nature, such as WAR often produces), and the many differing aspects of ill health can be directly traced to the condition of the centers, as they determine the activity or the non-activity of the nadis. These, in their turn, affect the nervous system, making the endocrine system what it is in the individual man, and the blood stream is responsible for this condition reaching every part of the body. (the endocrine system affects character. Mdb)
Effects Produced in Specific Areas
It is the working of the QUALITY of the energy upon the body which induces, stimulates, removes or palliates disease. I am not here referring to the 3 major indigenous diseases:---syphilis, cancer, and tuberculosis. With these I will deal later, because they are planetary in scope, present in the SUBSTANCE of which all forms are made. They are responsible for producing a host of lesser diseases which are sometimes recognized as affiliates but are frequently not so known. (This is why bodies should be cremated and not buried. Mdb)
The ajna center between the eyebrows is the organ of the integrated personality and is closely related to the pituitary body and the two eyes, as well as all the frontal areas of the head.
Pg. 200 The goal today is that of the fusion of the soul and the personality. Speaking in terms of energy, this involves the related interplay of the following triangles of force:
I. 1. The soul, the spiritual man on his own plane of consciousness.
2. The personality, the threefold integrated man in the 3 worlds.
3. The head center.
III 1. The pineal gland, the externalization of the head center.
2. The pituitary body, related to the ajna center.
3. The carotid gland, the externalization of the third head center.
All these triplicities, present within the circumference of the head, constitute the mechanism through which:
The spinal column (esoterically, the ida, pingala and sushumna channels), the two eyes and the total brain tissue are stimulated by or non-receptive to these energies in the head. In the latter case, the entire area is in a quiescent state, spiritually speaking and the focus of the energy is elsewhere.
This deficiency or this stimulation, if unbalanced or if misapplied, will produce some definite type of trouble, frequently of a physiological nature as well as psychological. In our Aryan times (we are now in the 5th sub-race of the 4th root race . The first two sub-races were not really human as we know it. The 3rd was the Lemurian race and the 4th was the Atlantean race. Mdb) we shall see an increasing amount of diseases of the brain (a constantly increasing mental imbalance) and of eye difficulties, until the nature of the centers and the type of incoming force and their regulation are recognized and scientifically studied.
The spinal column is primarily intended to be the channel through which the energizing of the centers and the distribution of energy is carried forward by the integrated personality, acting under the CONSCIOUS direction of the soul. I do not refer to the bony structure of the spinal column, but to the cord, its esoteric counterpart, and to the nerves which issue from the spine. Today this directed esoteric control of energy is NOT present. There are inhibitions, blockages, unawakened areas, deficiency of vitality and consequent lack of development within the whole man; or else there is too much stimulation, a premature awakening of the centers, leading to the over-activity of the atoms and cells governed by any particular center. All these conditions affect the nervous system, condition the glands and produce psychological difficulty and disease in some form or another.
The following is a symbolic diagram of the spinal column, and the head, looking at both from
the angle of the centers and the glands. (as the consciousness expands and the centers are functioning, the web between the centers dissolves. This gives us continuity of consciousness. We can recall the events that occurred while asleep, when we awake.mdb)
The Kundalini fire (in the etheric spinal column Mdb) is really the union of three fires, which are focused by an act of the enlightened WILL, under the impulse of love, in the BASIC center.(at the base of the spine. Mdb) This unified fire is then raised by the use of a WORD of power (sent forth by the will of the Monad) and by the united authority of the soul and personality, integrated and alive. This is done by an Initiate who has left the third initiation behind him.
The kundalini fire will be raised WHEN all the centers are awakened and the channels up the spine are unimpeded. (some students think they are not going to reincarnate, but until all the centers are awakened, they will reincarnate if not on this planet then somewhere else. MdB) This removal of all obstruction is the result of the livingness of the individual centers which through the potency of their life, themselves are effective in destroying all obstructions. The aspirant through an effort of the mind and NOT of the spiritual will, can do much harm to himself, by burning the etheric web prematurely. There are circular disks or WEBS between each pair of the centers up the spine and also in the head. They are normally dissipated as PURITY of life, the discipline of the emotions and the development of the SPIRITUAL WILL are carried forward. (one of the results of the burning of the web is that the aspirant has some degree of CONTINUITY OF CONSCIOUSNESS. He can recall his experiences when he wakes up from sleep. He may be working with diplomats, business men, priests, educators, etc. depending on his ray. First ray souls may work with leaders, generals, with people under attack or involved in war, etc. Mdb)
P. 187. There are four of these webs up the spine. When the fourfold personality is highly developed and the ajna center is awakening, then these webs slowly and gradually, automatically disappear. The webs in the head are of much higher quality and bisect the skull horizontally and vertically. Thus they symbolize the Cross upon which a Son of God is crucified.
The three channels up the spine are responsive in their totality to the three major centers:
a. To the solar plexus center, providing thus the impulse of desire and feeding the physical life and the creative urge.
b. To the heart center, providing the impulse to love and to conscious contact with ever widening areas of divine expression.
c. To the head center, providing the dynamic impulse of the will to live.
I do not indicate which channel is responsive to which center, except in the case of the sushumna channel which is responsive ONLY to the energy of the head center and the directing will, centered in the 1000-petalled lotus. This can be safely stated, as the spiritual will is a yet undeveloped in those who seek to arouse kundalini. When it is aroused, they will know what to do.
The three centers in the head are also related to this triple channel:
a. The medulla oblongata area (the alta major center) and the carotid gland.
b. The ajna center and the pituitary body
c. The 1000-petalled lotus and the pineal gland.
Triplicities always relate to the 3 rays of divinity: Will, love-wisdom and active intelligence; (or Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Mdb) Also, to the Path of Evolution, the Path of Discipleship and the Path of Initiation.
Have clearly in mind the concepts of stimulation or lack of stimulation, of interplay or of separativeness, of quiescence or of activity, for in these dualities are to be found the causes of health or disease.
Remember the etheric body itself, the nervous system and the endocrine system are closely related and constitute an interlocking directorate of energies and forces. To these three, the blood stream is added as the conveyor of the Life Principle and the combined energies of the three systems mentioned above.
Pg. 190 The physical body is NOT a principle. IT IS CONDITIONED & DOES NOT CONDITION—a point often forgotten. It is a victim of personality life OR the triumphant expression of soul energy. (it is an automaton. Mdb)
Pg 191. I would remind you that we are concerned with FORMS of LIFE, and that all these forms are creative within themselves, and can create potentially more forms or can provide environments in which these forms can live. (It is for this reason that we have to be conscious of our thoughts, beliefs and feelings. Every cell or atom is a potential universe. The ENTITY within it, is in the process of BECOMING its divine innate fixed design. Mdb) Building forces of every point in development, exist throughout the universe. (nature spirits, fairies, Angels, etc. Mdb)
When the building energies of the soul are active in the body, then there is health, clean interplay and right activity. When the builders are the lunar lords and those who work under the control of the moon and at the behest of the lower personal self, then you have disease, ill health and death.
(The lunar lords are the entities who created our bodies out of their own substance. They are self-unconscious & form our good or bad habits. In the next solar system they will advance to the next stage. Mdb) This is a profoundly simple rule, but it gives the clue to the causes of disease. Unity, Mental Science and Christian Science present as immediate, demonstrable possibilities the stage of final liberation from material limitations which today control all forms. They ignore the time factor and overlook the evolutionary process and also the point of development.
P. 192 Unquestionably, disease will vanish, but only when the soul controls, and the lower personal self becomes as much an automaton of the soul, as the physical body is at this time the automaton of the emotional nature, of the mind, and occasionally (very occasionally) of the soul.
Only when the soul, consciously and with the cooperation of the personality, builds the temple of the body, and then keeps it full of light, will disease disappear. This building is a scientific process. In the early stages of discipleship (which is the time wherein the soul begins to grasp its instrument: the personality) this leads inevitably to CONFLICT, increased strain and frequently aggravated disease and disharmony which lead to much necessary trouble and consequent undesirable effects. These effects will be overcome, but in the meantime, there will be much distress, physical and psychological. (the personality & the little elemental lives that make up our habits in our lower vehicles, desire to remain in CONTROL. The personality resists the soul. mdb)
In undeveloped humanity, the conflict (from the angle of consciousness) is practically NIL. You have less susceptibility to the subtler diseases emanating from the three interlocking systems (etheric, nervous and endocrine Mdb) but a much greater responsiveness to the three indigenous diseases, (the social diseases, (aids), cancer, tuberculosis, Mdb) to contagious diseases and to the great epidemics which sweep through nations and great planetary areas.
Pg 193 As humanity develops, diseases become more personal. They arise within the persons THEMSELVES. Though they may be related to the mass diseases, they are based on individual causes.
The doctrine of reincarnation becomes of extreme value when the disciple begins to create those forms and build those vehicles which in another life will prove more suitable for soul control. The disciple does NOT concentrate upon the physical body at any time, or begin with any physical emphasis to work at the elimination of disease or disharmony. He begins with the psychology which the soul teaches and commences with the CAUSES which are producing the effects upon the physical plane. Much of the violent auto-suggestion of the systems allied to Christian Science and Unity are only temporary in their effects and are based upon a process of scientific suppression. In a later life, the suppressed condition will again emerge in ever greater potency until such time as the life emphasis is laid on soul contact and the life expression is extroverted into SERVICE TO OTHERS. (Purity in the life, acting as the Soul, blessing all those you dislike or criticize, changes the rate of vibration of the vehicles. Mdb)
1. Each of the 7 major centers conditions the area of the physical body in which it is found, including the multitude of lesser centers of energy.
2. The 3 great basic divisions of divinity are found symbolically present in every center:
a. The life principle, the first aspect, discloses itself when the entire center is esoterically unfolded. It is present all the time in LATENCY, but it is not a dynamic factor producing MONADIC stimulation until the end of the great cycle of evolution.(t_he Monad for man is the Absolute. Its Essence is a fragment of the Boundless. mdb)
b. The quality or soul aspect is gradually disclosed and produces the definite effect which the center has upon its environment. This quality is dependent upon the RAY (either of the personality or the soul) which is the SOURCE of the incoming energy, OR upon the ray governing the astral body in the case of the little evolved. It is also dependent upon the point in evolution and upon the radiatory influence of other centers.
c. The appearance in the etheric body of a developed or a developing center indicates the place of the man upon the ladder of evolution. This can range all the way from an emphasis upon the sex life to the goal of the initiate. All this produces a consequent effect upon the surrounding tissue, substance and organic forms within the radius of influence of the center.
3. The incoming energy is TRANSMUTED within the center into FORCES. This involves a process of differentiation into secondary energies of the primary energy involved and is an automatic happening. The rate of transmutation process, the subsequent radiatory activity (producing conditioning results upon the dense physical body) are dependent upon the extent of the unfoldment of the particular center and its awakened or un-awakened state. (thru meditation (especially forcefully concentrating (as the soul) on the 3rd eye in the forehead) we contact the soul & stimulate the centers. Mdb)
4. The outgoing forces from a center play upon the etheric counterpart of the entire intricate network of nerves, which constitute the nervous system. These counterparts of identical subjective correspondences are called in the Hindu philosophy, the "NADIS". They constitute an extensive network of fluid energies which are an intangible, paralleling system to that of the bodily nerves, which latter system is in fact an externalization of the inner pattern of energies. This network of nadis forms a definite life pattern which varies according to the personality ray.
5. The nadis determine the quality of the NERVOUS SYSTEM. The nadis and the network of nerves, are related primarily to two aspects of man's physical equipment, to wit: the seven major centers in the etheric body (the substantial body which UNDERLIES the dense physical body) and the SPINAL COLUMN with the head. It must be remembered that the etheric body is a physical body, though composed of subtler material. It is made of substance which underlies every particle of the dense physical vehicle. Experience will tend to show that the more closely the interplay between the nadis and the nerves can be brought about, the more rapidly will the control of disease also be implemented.
The Seven Major Centers..... (continued)
We have dealt with the four centers above the diaphragm—the three centers through which the Spiritual TRIAD (which is the projection of the Divine threefold Monad, the real Self. Mdb) must eventually work, and the synthetic center, to wit: the AJNA center, which finally expresses the integrated personality and becomes the direct agent of the soul. The three more centers to consider are all below the diaphragm: the solar plexus center, the sacral center and the center at the base of the spine.
The most important for all aspirants at this time is the solar plexus center. The most active, generally speaking, in humanity as a whole, is still the sacral (sex mdb) center. The most quiescent center in the body (from the angle of the SPIRITUAL MAN) is the basic center.(at the base of the spine.M.)
5. The Solar Plexus Centre. This is located well below the shoulder blades in the spine and is exceedingly active. In Atlantean days, it was brought to a high stage of development, as in Aryan days, (the present MDB), the throat center is being rapidly awakened. This center is peculiarly related to two other centers: The heart and the ajna center, and they form at this time an interesting triangle of energies in the human body and one which is receiving much attention from the Hierarchy. There is a down flow of energy from the ajna center to the heart from the soul, just in so far as the aspirant is in touch with his soul. This leads to three things:
A stimulation of the heart center.
A responsive reaction from the heart which evokes a stimulation of the ajna center and produces eventually the recognition of group consciousness by the personality.
The evocation of the heart center in the head.
All this, however, is facilitated by the advanced development of the solar plexus in the aspirant, which has its own effect upon the heart and a reciprocal effect upon the ajna center. There are, two important triangles to consider:
Page 170 There is a Diagram on this page, of an equilateral triangle showing "heart center in head", on top, "heart center" on the right side and "solar plexus center" on the bottom, plus the "Ajna Center" on the line between the Heart Center in Head and solar plexus, extending a line to the heart center. (like an astrological YOD Mdb)
Just as there is, astrologically, a Science of Triangles, so there will later be developed a science of triangles in relation to the human system. But the time is not yet. (there are triangles of galaxies, solar systems, planets, and lesser great Entities. One solar system may represent the personality, another the soul and another the Monad. Everything has a polarity. Positive spirit meets with negative matter and they form the third point: that of equilibrium. Sirius is positive to our solar system, while our solar system is positive to the Pleiades. We are told to think of ourselves and everything else in terms of electric currents. The triangle is necessary for manifestation.Mdb)
a. The solar plexus is a reflection in the personality of the "heart of the sun," just as the heart center is. It is the central factor in the life of the personality for all humanity below the grade of probationary disciple. At that point the mind definitely begins to function, however faintly. It is the organ of DESIRE. It is of supreme importance in the life of the average man, and its CONTROL is a vital GOAL for the aspirant. He MUST transmute desire into aspiration.
b. The solar plexus came into full functioning in Atlantean times, during the period wherein the second great human race was developing. These lower centers are not so specifically related to initiations as are the centers above the diaphragm, for they are personality centers and have to be under the full control of the soul when initiations of a certain degree are taken.
Pg. 171-172. c. The solar plexus center is the great clearing house for all energies below the diaphragm. The relation of this center to the astral (emotional) plane is ACUTE. It is the recipient of all emotional reactions and of desire impulses and energies. Because humanity today is becoming active in a group sense and is more inclusive than ever before in human history, the situation is one of acute difficulty
d. The solar plexus is the center in the etheric vehicle through which humanity (average, unenlightened humanity) lives, moves and has its being. Humanity is CONDITIONED by desire—good desire, selfish and/or wrong desire and spiritual desire. It is the center through which most of the energies flow, which make a man progressive because he is ambitious, selfish, because his personal desires are of importance. It is the center through which most mediums work and clairvoyants function. Later these people will possess clear perception, and this will supersede clairvoyance. They will then be polarized in the AJNA center. The majority of stomach complaints and LIVER troubles are connected with the solar plexus center. The entire area immediately below the diaphragm is in a constant state of turmoil, where average man is concerned. This is due to individual and collective causes. Eventually the energies of the solar plexus center have to be directed to the heart center and the energies of the sacral (sex. mdb) center have to be transmitted to the throat center.(that is when we use the energies to become creative mentally, as composers, writers, etc.Mdb)
P. 173. 3. The energies of the center at the base of the spine have to be transferred to the head center. After the third initiation, these basic energies are raised, controlled or distributed by an act of the WILL of the Spiritual TRIAD. (this is the expression of the divine Monad, the real Self.Mdb) The dense physical externalization of this center is the pancreas, with a secondary externalization in the stomach.
P. 174 When rightly understood and directed the solar plexus is an instrument for aiding in the integration of the personality life. The major problem of the man who is highly developed but not yet spiritually inclined is that of DESIRE. What are his goals? To what does he aspire? According to the nature of the forces and the energies which his THOUGHT life brings to bear upon the solar plexus center, so will be his decision to move forward along the path of light; or to remain statically self-centered OR to take the lower way which leads to the blotting out of the soul light. (the Major quality of the soul is Light. Not everyone makes the grade of union with the Self. Mdb)
P. 175 Of the transferences of energies, there are three of primary importance:
1. From the three centers below the diaphragm into the heart, throat and ajna centers.
2. From the two centers above the diaphragm--the heart and throat centers—into the ajna center and the thousand-petalled lotus of the head.
3. From the ajna center into the head center.
The transference of all the accumulated energies in the solar plexus center into the heart center will cause difficulty, very frequently of a serious nature. This is the reason why today so many advanced people die of heart disease. The stimulation of the ajna center by the focusing of these energies may lead to disastrous psychological problems.
P. 176 A man may become an ego-maniac temporarily (all is temporary in the long life of the soul) and become such a human monster as Hitler and others of his ilk, though in lesser degree. There may be also violent conditions of epilepsy, or the eyesight may be affected and a man may become blind. (this book was written in 1947. It applies to today's political situation. Mdb)
6. The Sacral Center. This center is located in the lower part of the lumbar area. It controls the SEX life.
P. 177. The sacral center is closely related to MATTER. There is a flow of energy between three points in the lower part of the human body:
1. The spleen, the organ of PRANA (or chi) or of physical vitality coming from the sun.
2. The sacral center, the predisposing agent towards physical generation.
3. The center at the base of the spine which (until the WILL aspect is aroused in man) feeds the life-giving principle, the will-to-live, to all parts of the human frame. These create a great triangle of force, concerned with matter, with substance, form-building, creation, vitality and persistence in form. This triangle is a REFLECTION of a much higher one, composed of:
1. The throat center, corresponding to the sacral center.
2. The pituitary body, corresponding to the splenic center
3. The pineal gland, corresponding to the basic center.
P. 178-180 The sacral center registers the energy of the THIRD aspect of divinity, just as the solar plexus center registers that of the SECOND aspect of divinity and the basic center expresses the energy of the FIRST aspect. (the triangles always relate to the 3 aspects of Divinity Mdb)
The dense physical externalization of this center is to be found in the gonads, the human organs of generation—viewing them as a basic unity, though temporarily separated in the present dualistic expression of the human being. This separation fosters a powerful impulse towards FUSION, and this urge to blend, we call SEX. Sex is, in reality, the instinct towards unity.
P. 181. The Center at the Base of the Spine. This center is controlled and governed by the Law of Being and is established where spirit and matter meet. It is found at the base of the spine and it SUPPORTS all the other centers. It is relatively quiescent at this time, for it is only roused into full activity by an act of the WILL directed and controlled by the initiate. There has been much dangerous talk about this center and the whole subject of the "kundalini fire".
P. 182. There is extreme danger in any premature work on the basic center. (Some schools encourage exercises to stimulate this center, which can result in disastrous health effects.MdB)
P. 183 The spinal column (from the angle of the esoteric sciences) houses a threefold THREAD. This is the externalization of the antahkarana (this is the name for the bridge we are building in the body of the soul, between lower mind and higher mind. Mdb) It is composed of the Antahkarana proper, the sutratma or LIFE thread, and the CREATIVE thread..This threefold channel in the Hindu terminology is called: the Ida, the pingala and the sushumna PATHS. They are awakened into activity sequentially, according to RAY type and the point of evolution. (There are seven ray types of energy Mdb) The Sushumna path is not used safely until the antahkarana has been built and the Monad and Personality are thereby related. Then the Monad, the Father, the WILL or First aspect, can reach the personality in a direct manner and can arouse the basic center, and with it blend, unify and RAISE the three fires.
P 185. These three paths of life are the CHANNELS for the 3 FIRES: electric fire, (the fire of Spirit) solar fire (the fire of soul) and fire by friction (The fire of body or matter). They are related in their usage to the three stages of the path of evolution, to wit: the path of evolution in the material, earlier stages; the Path of Probation, and the early stages of the Path of Discipleship until the third initiation; and the Path of Initiation itself.
When the initiate has fused soul and personality the full life of the monad can be poured.
1. The head center becomes the point of contact for the spiritual will: ATMA.
2. The heart center becomes the agent for spiritual love: BUDDHI.
3. The throat center becomes the expression of the universal mind: MANAS
In the work of the initiate, the ajna center becomes the distributor of the blended energies of the divine man. The heart center corresponds to "solar fire" within the solar system. It is magnetic in quality and radiatory in activity. It is the organ of energy which brings about inclusiveness.
f. Its dense physical externalization is the thymus gland. The nature of its secretion is not yet established and the effects of this gland are better known from their psychological angle than from the physical. Modern psychology, when allied to medicine, recognizes that this gland when overactive will produce the irresponsible and amoral person. As the race of men learns the nature of responsibility we shall have the first indications of soul alignment, of personality decentralization and of group awareness, and then—paralleling this development—we shall find the thymus gland becoming correctly active. At present the general imbalance of the endocrine system militates against the safe and full functioning of this gland in the adult.
G It is the organ of fusion, just as the head center is the organ of synthesis. As the heart center becomes active, the individual aspirant is slowly drawn into an increasingly closer relation to his soul, and then two expansions of consciousness take place which are interpreted by him as events or happenings.
Page 161 1. He is drawn into the Ashram of one of the Masters, according to his soul ray, and becomes an accepted disciple in the technical sense. The Master, himself, is the heart center of the Ashram and He can now reach His disciple, via the soul, because that disciple through alignment and contact, has put his heart into close rapport with the soul. He then becomes responsive to the heart of all things which, as far as humanity is at present concerned, is the Hierarchy.
2. He is drawn into close service relationship with humanity. His growing sense of responsibility due to heart activity, leads him to serve and work. Eventually he too, becomes the heart of a group or of an organization....small at first but becoming worldwide as his spiritual power develops and he thinks in terms of the group and of humanity. These two relationships on his part are reciprocal. Thus the love aspect of divinity becomes active and love is anchored on earth and takes the place of emotion, of desire and of the material aspects of feeling. Note that phrase.
h. In the early stages of unfoldment, of both the individual and the race, the inverted heart lotus with its 12 petals reaches downwards towards the solar plexus center. This last center, since Atlantean days has been reversed, and its petals are now reaching upwards towards the next center up the spine. The heart center, owing to the slowly mounting energies from the solar plexus center which are seeking to escape from the "prison of the lower regions" through a process of transmutation. The reversal of the lotus centers is always brought about as the result of a dual action:---the pushing from below and the pull from above. (more on the lotus and its petals later. mdb)
Pg, 162 The reversal of the heart lotus and its upward unfolding is due to the following factors:
1. The growing potency of the hierarchical approach.
2. A rapidly establishing soul contact.
3. The response of the unfolding heart lotus to the pull of the Master's Ashram.
4. The surging upwards of the transmuted energies from below the diaphragm, via the solar plexus, in response to spiritual "pull".
5. The growing understanding by man as to the nature of love.
There are other factors but these are more understandable, if you will regard them as symbolic and not too literally. Eventually at the close of the next root race, (thousands of years from now, Mdb) you will have the full expression of love and the lotuses up the spine will appear—all five of them—differing only in the number of petals found in each. (There are 7 root races. The Heavenly Man works out one of His goals, i.e. developing His throat or other chakra, in a root race. Our humanity is the throat chakra for our Planetary Logos. Mdb)
:Finally at the close of the great world cycle when all the lotuses have reversed themselves, all will be opening and presenting free channels for the inflow and the transmission of the three major divine energies and the four lesser forces. (The modes or triplicities in astrology represent the three major divine energies. The elements represent the four lesser forces. We have seven colors in the rainbow. Three are the primary colors representing the 3 major divine energies and the 4 remaining colors relate to the four lesser forces. The Lord of our solar system expresses through seven planetary Logoi who are his 7 chakras. Three are major centers, representing the head, heart and throat centers and four are the minor centers. Three represents the astrological trine and 4 represents the astrological square. MDB)
To this constant movement of the centers and the inflow of energies we can trace much of the discomfort of humanity in its various bodies. It is the inability of the centers to respond or to unfold which in many cases produces disease and difficulty. It is the unbalanced unfoldment of the centers, their arrested development and their lack of response which creates problems in other cases. It is their premature unfoldment and their overactivity which in other cases brings about danger. It is the failure of the physical mechanism to measure up to the inner unfoldment which causes so much trouble.
The Body, Phenomenal Appearance
The Hermetic theory, "As above, so below," may throw much light on the present problems. (Keep in mind the correlation of man to the Heavenly Man. Mdb). The following may clarify:
1. Man, in his body nature, is a sum total, a unity.
2. This sum total is subdivided into many parts and organisms.
3. Yet these many subdivisions function in a unified manner, and the body (subtle bodies, also. Mdb) is a correlated whole.
4. Each of its parts differs in form and in function, but all are interdependent.
5. Each part and each organism is, in its turn, composed of molecules, cells and atoms, and these are held together in the form of the organism by the life of the sum total.
6. The sum total called man is roughly divided into five parts, some of greater importance than others, but all completing that living organism we call a human being.
a. The head.
b. The upper torso, or that part which lies above the diaphragm.
c. The lower torso, or that part lying below the diaphragm.
d. The arms
e. The legs
7. These organisms serve varied purposes, and upon their due functioning the comfort of the whole depends.
8. Each of these has its own LIFE, which is the sum total of the life of its atomic structure, and is also animated by the unified life of the whole, directed from the head by the intelligent will or energy of the spiritual man. (The sum total of the lives of our dense physical & etheric bodies are entities. The sum total of the lives or our emotional or astral body is an entity. The little lives, habituated to chocolate, sweets, wine, coffee, ice cream, etc. evolve by being CONTROLLED by our mind. We evolve by contolling them. They form our subconscious mind. Mdb)
9. The important part of the body is that triple division: the head, upper and lower torso. A man can function without his arms and legs.
10. Each of these three parts is also triple from the physical side, making the analogy of the three parts of man's nature and the NINE of perfected monadic life. There are other organs, but those enumerated are those which have an esoteric significance of greater value than the other parts.
Pg. 164 a. Within the head are:
1. The 5 ventricles of the brain, or what we might call the brain as a unified organism.
2. The 3 glands, carotid, pineal and pituitary.
3. The 2 eyes.
b. Within the upper body are:
1. The throat
2. The lungs
3. The heart
c. Within the lower body are:
1. The spleen
2. The stomach
3. The sex organs.
11. The sum total of the body is also triple:
a. The skin and bony structure.
b. The vascular or blood system
c. The threefold nervous system.
Pg.165 12. Each of these triplicities corresponds to the three parts of man's nature.
a. Physical nature: The skin and bony structure are the analogy to the dense and etheric body of man. (ruled by Saturn, MDB)
b. Soul Nature: The blood vessels and circulatory system are the analogy to that all pervading soul which penetrates to all parts of the solar system, as the blood goes to all parts of the body.
c. Spirit nature: The nervous system, as it energizes and acts throughout the physical man is the correspondence to the energy of spirit.
13. In the head we have the analogy to the spirit aspect, the directing will, the monad, the One.
a. The brain with its 5 ventricles is the analogy to the physical form which the spirit animates in connection with man, the fivefold sum total which is the medium through which the spirit on the physical plane has to express itself.
b. The three glands in the head are closely related to the soul or psychic nature (higher and lower).
c. The two eyes are the physical plane correspondences to the monad, who is will and love-wisdom, or ATMA-BUDDHI, according to the occult terminology.
14. In the upper body we have an analogy to the triple soul nature:
a. The throat, corresponding to the third creative aspect, the active intelligence of the soul.
b. The heart, the love-widom of the soul the Buddhi or Christ principle.
c The lungs, the analogy for the breath of life, is the correspondence to spirit.
15. In the lower torso again we have this triple system carried out.
A The sex organs, the creative aspect, the fashioner of the body.
B. The stomach as the physical manifestation of the solar plexus is the analogy to the soul nature.
C. The spleen, the receiver of energy (prana or chi Mdb) and therefore the physical plane expression of the center which receives this energy is the analogy to the energizing spirit.
We shall attempt to discover the diseases and difficulties incident to the energy stimulation or the lack of stimulation of the centers and so arrive at some of the effects which this energy inflow and conflict with forces will produce.
3. The Throat Center. This center is found at the back of the neck, reaching up into the medulla oblongata, thus involving the carotid gland, and down towards the shoulder blades. It is an exceedingly powerful and well developed center where average humanity is concerned. It is interesting to note in this connection that
a. The throat center is ruled by Saturn just as the two head centers are ruled respectively by Uranus (ruling the Head center) and Mercury (ruling the AJNA center). This is only where the disciple is concerned. The rulership changes after the third initiation or before the first. These three planets constitute a most interesting triangle of forces and in the following triplicities and their inevitable inter-relations you have—again only in the case of disciples—a most amazing picture story or symbol of the ninefold of initiation:
1. The head center
The ajna center
The throat center
2. The third eye
The right eye
The left eye
3. The pineal gland
The Pituitary body
The carotid gland
Thus presenting the mechanism through which the Spiritual Triad, the soul and the personality work.(you will notice that the energies always express through TRIANGLES. Mdb)
Page 152 b. This center is related to the first initiation. It has been achieved by the vast majority of men who are at this time the aspirants and the probationary disciples of the world. (Technically speaking, the first major initiation from the hierarchical angle is the third. The first initiation is regarded by the Masters as signifying admission to the Path. It is called an initiation by humanity, because in Lemurian days, it was then the first initiation, signifying entrance into complete physical control) It is the organ for the distribution of creative energy, of the energy of the third aspect by souls at the above point of evolution. There are three centers which are the major expression of the third ray or aspect at certain differing stages of development:
1. The sacral center for the undeveloped and the average man.
2. The throat center for the aspirant and probationary disciple.
3. The ajna center for disciples and initiates.
Here again you have a great triplicity of energies containing great potencies today, owing to the fact that the expression of the third aspect of active intelligence has reached such heights through human development and consciousness.
Pg. 153. c. It is related to the personality by the creative thread, to the soul by the thread of consciousness, and to the monad, by the LIFE thread or SUTRATMA. It is not related to any of the divine aspects by the antaskarana because that thread which links monad and personality directly (and finally independent of the soul) simply anchors the monadic expression of life in the head, at the head center. Life, consciousness and form (These are the 3 aspects of divinity, 1st, 2nd and 3rd .or Father, Son, Holy Spirit manifesting in every atom, human or god. The antaskarana is the bridge between lower mind and higher mind. Mdb) The AJNA center only comes into creative activity when the antaskarana has been built. The BUILDING of the antaskarana ONLY becomes possible when the creative life of the aspirant shifts from the sacral (sex) center into the throat center and is becoming factual and expressive.
d. It is the center through which the INTELLIGENCE ASPECT of humanity focuses creatively. It is therefore the center through which the creative energy of that great planetary center called Humanity flows. The three major planetary centers are Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity. (It represents the head, heart & throat centers. mdb).
Pgs.154-155 e. The THROAT center is the organ specifically of the creative WORD. It registers the intention or creative purpose of the soul, transmitted to it by the inflow of energy from the ajna center. The fusion of the two energies will lead to some type of creative activity. This is the HIGHER correspondence to the creativity of the SACRAL center. In that center the negative and positive creative energies are embodied in the separate male and female organisms and are brought into relation in an act of creation.
f. The dense physical externalization of the throat center is the THYROID gland. This gland is of supreme importance in the well being of the average human being. Its purpose is to guard health, to balance the bodily equilibrium in certain important aspects of the physical nature. It symbolizes the THIRD aspect of intelligence and of substance impregnated with mind. It is in reality connected with the Holy Ghost, or the third divine aspect in manifestation, "overshadowing" the Mother, the Virgin Mary. The parathyroids are symbolic of Mary and Joseph and the relation they hold to the overshadowing Holy Ghost. It will be eventually determined that there is a close physiological relation existing between the thyroid and the pineal glands and between the parathyroids and the two lobes of the pituitary body,thus bringing into one related system the entire area of the throat and of the head.
g. Just as the HEAD symbolizes the essentially DUALISTIC NATURE of the manifested God, so the throat center symbolizes the TRIPLE nature of the divine expression. The three great energies which are brought into play during the divine creative activity are unified in activity by the full expression of the energy flowing through the throat center, through the apparatus of speech and the two lungs. You have in this relation: LIFE or Breath, the Word or the SOUL, and the throat center of SUBSTANCE in activity.
h. This lotus of the throat is inverted in the early stages of evolution. Its petals reach out towards the shoulders and include the two lungs or parts of them. During the life cycle of the soul, it slowly reverses itself, and its petals then reach out towards the two ears and include the medulla oblongata and the carotid gland. This gland is more related to the thyroid gland than it is to the two other glands in the head. (chakras have the appearance of a lotus with petals. Mdb)
Pg. 156 Thus it will be apparent how whole areas of the physical organism can be brought into correct functioning, can be vitalized and kept in good condition by the activity of the center nearest to the area of the body under consideration. It will also be apparent to you that deficiency and disease can result from the INACTIVITY of a center.
4. The Heart Center. This is located between the shoulder blades and is receiving the most attention from Those Who are responsible for the unfoldment of the human consciousness. It might be truly said, brother of mine, that the rapid unfoldment of this lotus is one of the reasons why the world war could not be avoided. In one sense, it was a necessary happening (given the blind SELFISHNESS of the bulk of humanity) because it had become necessary to do away with all the old forms of government, of religion and of the crystallized social order. Humanity has now reached a point of group awareness of GROUP interplay of a deeply spiritual kind, and new forms were required through which this new spirit could function more adequately.
a. The heart center corresponds to the "heart of the Sun", and therefore to the spiritual source of light and love.
b. It is brought into functioning activity after the second initiation. That initiation marks the completion of the process whereby the emotional nature with its outstanding quality of desire, is brought under soul control, and the desire of the personal self has been transmuted into love. It is the organ for the distribution of hierarchical energy, poured out via the soul into the heart center of all aspirants, disciples and initiates. In this way this energy is made available and brings about two results:
PG. 157 1. The regeneration of humanity through love.
2. The relationship, between a rapidly developing humanity and Hierarchy. In this way, two great planetary centers: the Hierarchy & Humanity, are brought into a close relationship.
Upon the unfoldment of the heart center, and on an intelligent relation of mankind to the Hierarchy, all disciples are asked at this time (the book was written around 1947.Mdb) to ponder for as a "man thinketh in his heart, so is he." Thinking in the heart becomes truly possible only when the mental faculties have been adequately developed and have reached a fairly high stage of unfoldment. Feeling in the heart is often confused with thinking. The ability to THINK IN THE HEART is the result of the process of TRANSMUTING DESIRE into LOVE during the task of elevating the forces of the solar plexus into the heart center. Heart thinking is also one of the indications that the higher aspects of the heart center, the 12 petalled lotus found at the very center of the thousand-petalled lotus, has reached a point of real activity. It gives us the first faint indications, likewise, of the state of being which is characteristic of the monad and which cannot be called consciousness—as we understand the term.
c. The heart center becomes essentially related to the personality when the process of ALIGNMENT with the soul is being mastered. It is that procedure distinguished by right orientation, concentration and meditation, which relates the personality to the soul, and thus to the Hierarchy. Relationship to the Hierarchy automatically takes place as this alignment goes forward and direct soul contact is thereby established. Personality consciousness is superseded by GROUP consciousness, and the inflow of hierarchical energy follows as a natural consequence. It is this established relationship that brings about the final destruction of the SOUL body or CAUSAL body as the relationship reaches its highest point of intensified recognition. (this is at the 4th initiation. mdb)
d. It is that center through the medium of which the Hierarchy works. It is also the agent of the soul. When I here use the word "SOUL" I refer not only to the individual soul of man but to the soul also of the planetary Logos, both of which are the result of the union of spirit and matter, of the Father aspect and the Mother aspect. This is a great mystery which only initiation can reveal.
e. The heart center registers the energy of love. When the antaskarana has been finally constructed, the three aspects of the Spiritual TRIAD will each find a point of contact within the etheric mechanism of the initiate. The initiate is now a fusion of soul and personality through which the full life of the monad can be poured.
The Seven Major Centers
It would be of value here if we consider the energy body which UNDERLIES the dense physical vehicle.
There are many focal points of force within the body, but we shall deal only with the MAJOR SEVEN which CONTROL in some degree ALL the remaining.
1. The head Center. This is located at the very top of the head. It is frequently called “the thousand-petalled lotus” or the Brahmarandra.
a. It corresponds to the central SPIRITUAL SUN.(this would correspond to the Monadic Essence or the divine Spirit of the Sun. The Heart of the Sun, correlates to the Soul of the Sun or Solar Logos . Mdb)
b. It is brought into functioning activity after the third initiation and is the organ for the distribution of monadic energy, of the will aspect of divinity.(the WILL aspect is the first aspect of divinity. It is the Father aspect in the Christian religion. Monadic energy is that of the Spirit or real Self.Mdb)
c. It is related to the triple personality by the antahkarana, (an immaterial bridge uniting the personality with the soul) which disciples and initiates are in process of constructing and which reaches its full usefulness only after the destruction of the causal body at the fourth initiation. (When man individualized the causal (subtle) body was formed. It is in the process of being built & developed by man. It is the body for the Ego or soul. More on this later. Mdb)
d. It is the Shamballa center in the physical body and the agent of the Father or of the first divine aspect. (The 3 centers in the Lord of the World are: Shamballa, the Hierarchy and Humanity. Initiates of very high degrees i.e. the 8th & 9th degree make up Shamballa. The 3 centers correspond to the head, heart and throat chakras for the Lord of the World. Mdb)
e. It registers purpose, corresponds to the “electric fire” of the solar system, and is DYNAMIC in quality. (The 3 fires are electric fire, solar fire and fire by friction. They correspond to spirit, soul and body. Mdb)
f. Its dense physical externalization is the PINEAL gland in the head. This remains active during infancy and until the WILL-TO-BE is sufficiently established so that the incarnating person is firmly anchored in physical incarnation. In the final stages of divine expression in man it again comes into activity and usefulness as the agent for the accomplishment on earth of the WILL ENERGY of established Being.
g. It is the organ of synthesis because, after the third initiation and prior to the destruction of the causal body, it gathers into itself the energies of all the three aspects of manifested life. Where man is concerned, this means the energies of the Spiritual Triad, of the threefold egoic lotus (soul) and of the triple personality, thus again making the nine of initiation. The energies thus synchronized and focused in, around and above the head are of great beauty and extensive radiation, plus dynamic effectiveness. They serve to relate the initiate to all parts of the planetary life, to the Great Council at Shamballa, and to the Lord of the World, the final Initiator—via the Buddha and one of the three Buddhas of Activity. The Buddha, in a most peculiar sense relates the initiate to the second aspect of divinity—that of love—and therefore to the Hierarchy; The Buddhas of Activity relate him to the third aspect of divinity, that of active intelligence. Thus the energy of will, of consciousness and of creativity meet in him, providing the synthesis of the (three) divine aspects.
h. This is only one of the 7 centers which at the time of perfected liberation, retains the position of an inverted lotus, with the stem of the lotus (the antahkarana, in reality) reaching up into “the 7th Heaven” thus linking the initiate with the first major planetary center, Shamballa. (The centers or chakras have the appearance of a lotus, the heart center with 12 petals, others with or more or less petals. Mdb)
2. The Ajna Center. This is the center between the eyebrows and is found in the region of the head just above the two eyes, where it “acts as a screen for the radiant beauty and the glory of the spiritual man.”
A. It corresponds to the physical sun and is the expression of the personality, integrated and functioning—first of all as the disciple, and finally as the initiate. This is the true persona or mask.
B. It achieves this functioning activity fully by the time the third initiation is taken. It is the organ for the distribution of the energy of the third aspect—the energy of active INTELLIGENCE.
C. It is related to the personality by the creative THREAD of LIFE, and is therefore closely connected with the throat center, just as the head center is related to the center at the base of the spine. An active interplay, once established between the ajna center and the throat center, produces a creative life and a manifested expression of the divine idea on the part of the initiate. (they can express creatively as writers, composers, artists, generals, inventors, scientists, diplomats, CEO’s, etc. Mdb) The forces of the ajna and the throat centers when combined, produce the highest manifestation of “fire by friction”, just as the energies of the head center and the center at the base of the spine produce the individual “electric fire” which, when fully expressing itself, we call the kundalini fire. (The fire in the threefold etheric spinal column. Mdb)
D. The head center RELATES the monad and the personality. The ajna center relates the Spiritual Triad (the expression of the monad in the formless worlds) to the personality. Ponder on this statement, because you have here—in the symbolism of the head center, physically considered—the reflection of the spiritual will, Atma, and spiritual love, Buddhi. (these are other names for the two aspects of divinity: Atma, the 1st aspect and Buddhi the 2nd aspect. The third aspect of deity is called: Manas or intelligence. Concentrate on the Ajna center in your Meditation. Mdb) Here also comes in the teaching on the place of the eyes in the development of conscious expression, creatively carrying forward the divine purpose.
The Third Eye…………………the head center……………… .WILL……………..ATMA
The eye of the Father, the Monad. SHAMBALLA
The first aspect of Will or Power and Purpose.
Related to the pineal gland.
The Right Eye………………………..the Ajna center…………….LOVE……………BUDDHI
The eye of the Son, the Soul. HIERARCHY
The second aspect of Love-Wisdom
Related to the pituitary body
The Left Eye………………………..the throat center………….…ACTIVE INTELLIGENCE
The eye of the Mother, the personality. HUMANITY
The third aspect of intelligence.
Related to the carotid gland.
When these 3 eyes are functioning you will then have insight into divine PURPOSE (the initiate), intuitive vision of the PLAN (the disciple), and a spiritual direction of the resulting creative activity (the Master).
e. The Ajna center registers or focuses the INTENTION TO CREATE. It is not the organ of creation in the same sense that the throat center is, but it embodies the idea lying behind active creativity.
f. Its dense externalization is the pituitary body; the two lobes of this gland correspond to the two multiple petals of the ajna center. It expresses imagination and desire in their two highest forms and these are the dynamic factors lying behind all creation.
g. The ajna center is the point in the head where the dualistic nature of manifestation in the three worlds is symbolized.
h. This center, having only two real petals, is not a true lotus in the same sense as are the other centers. Its petals are composed of 96 lesser petals or units of force (48+48=96) but these do not assume the flower shape of the other lotuses. They spread out like the WINGS of an airplane to the right and left of the head, and are symbolic of the right hand and the left hand path, of the way of MATTER and the way of SPIRIT. They constitute symbolically, therefore the two arms of the Cross upon which the man is crucified….two streams of energy or light placed athwart the stream of life descending from the Monad to the base of the spine and passing through the head.
Pg. 150 The idea of relativity must be held in mind in order to comprehend the centers interiorly related within the etheric body, related at the same time to the subtler bodies, to the states of consciousness, which are synonymous to states of being and of expression, to RAY energies, to environing conditions, to the three periodical vehicles (as H.P.B. calls the personality, the threefold soul and the Spiritual Triad), to Shamballa and to the totality of manifested lives. (The seven Ray energies express through the planets which color the expression of our personality, the vehicle for the soul. Their energies affect all creation manifest or unmanifest. Mdb) The complexity of the subject is extreme, but when the disciple or initiate is functioning in the three worlds and the various energies of the whole man are ‘grounded’ in the earthbound man, then the situation becomes clearer. Certain ray influences appear more dominant than others. Certain “patterns of being” appear. The student must concentrate upon the appearance of the man (himself or another) and upon the emerging QUALITY.
There is naught but energy, for God is life. Two energies meet in man, but other five are present. For each is to be found a central point of contact. The conflict of these energies with forces and of the forces twixt themselves produce the bodily ills of man. The conflict of the first and second persists for ages until the mountain top is reached—the first great mountain top. The fight between the forces produces all disease, all ills and bodily pain, which seek release in death. The two, the five and thus the seven, plus that which they produce, possess the secret. This is the fifth Law of Healing within the world of form.
This Law can be resolved into certain basic statements which can be tabulated as follows:
Pg. 139 The objectives intrinsically in themselves have an effect upon that towards which man is striving. This is a thought warranting careful consideration. Remember these are only generalizations. No aspirant at any stage is perfectly clear cut in his endeavor until after the third initiation. Men are at all imaginable stages of development.
The Centers and the Glandular System
The centers, as you know, govern the endocrine system which, in its turn, controls the seven major areas of the physical body and is responsible for the correct functioning of the entire organism, producing both physiological and psychological effects.
The glandular system is a replica in miniature of the septenary constitution of the universe and the medium of expression and the instrument of contact for the seven ray forces, the seven Spirits before the Throne of God. Around this at present unrecognized truth the medicine and the healing methods of the future civilization will be built.
The glands constitute a great relating system in the body. They bring all parts of the physical vehicle into relation with each other. They also relate the man to the etheric body—both individual and planetary—and likewise to the blood stream, the carrier of the life principle to all parts of the body. There are four major agents of distribution to be found in the physical body.
The four major agents of distribution are all complete in themselves. They are closely interrelated and all producing both physiological and psychological results according to their potency, the response of the centers to the higher inflow, the point in evolution achieved, and the free expression or the reverse, of the incoming energies. These four agents of distribution of energy are:
Pg.142 CENTERS GLANDS
Head center…………………………….. Pineal Gland
Center between eyebrows (Ajna Center) Pituitary body
Throat center…………………………… Thryoid gland
Heart center…………………………….. Thymus gland
Solar Plexus center………………………Pancreas
Sacral center……………………………..The gonads
Center at the base of the spine…………..Adrenal glands
Pg. 143. These four systems are in reality the manifestation of the four aspects of matter in its lowest or purely physical expression. There are other aspects of expression of the fundamental substance, but these are the four of greatest importance.
Each of these is essentially DUAL, and each duality corresponds to the ray of the soul or of the personality. Each is therefore both positive and negative. Each can be described as a unity of resistant force and of dynamic energy. Each is a combination of certain aspects of matter and substance—the matter being the relatively static aspect, and the substance the relatively fluid or quality-endowing agent. Their interplay and unified function are an expression of the One Life Principle. When they have reached a point of perfected fusion there then appears that “life more abundantly” of which Christ spoke, and of which we, as yet, know nothing.
Pg. 144. The analogy of the basic dualism of all manifestation is also preserved, thus making the nine of initiation—the 3, the 4 and the 2. This correspondence to the initiatory process is, however, in the reverse direction, for it is initiation into the creative third aspect, THE MATTER ASPECT. It is NOT initiation into the second or soul aspect, as is the case with the hierarchical initiations for which the disciple is preparing. It is the initiation of the soul into the experience of physical incarnation and into the art of functioning as a human being. The door into this experience is the “Gate of Cancer.” Initiation into the kingdom of God is entered through the Gate of Capricorn”. These four attributes and the three aspects of matter, plus their dual activity, are the correspondence to the four aspects of the personality and the Spiritual Triad and their dual active relationship. In this statement is hidden the key to liberation. The Spiritual Triad is the reflection of and the vehicle of the Divine Monad, the Real Self which is part of the One Life. My speculation is that those who have Capricorn rising are ready for an initiation, which one, depends on their point of evolution. Esotric Asrology by A.A. Bailey, states that the Sun sign shows the personality inclinations and expressions. The rising sign shows the goals of the soul for this life and for the future.MDB.