2nd excerpt from Esoteric Healing
P. 33 The phrase “subtler bodies” is somewhat meaningless. They are not bodies like the physical body. They can be regarded as centers or reservoirs of particular types of force, attached to each individual, and possessing their proper inlets and outlets. They are a collection of atoms, vibrating at high speed and colored (according to some schools of occultism) by certain definite hues. They emit a certain tone and are at varying points of evolution. According to others, they are states of consciousness and some regard them as made in the likeness of a man. What is your opinion, Brother of mine? (MY OPINON, IS that the sum-total of all the atoms and lives that make up each subtle body is an ENTITY in the process of evolving. Of course each has its own note, coloring, cycle, purpose, goal, and rate of vibration. At one time the etheric body may have looked like a blob.Mdb)
P. 34. The astral body is, for the majority of mankind, the major determining factor to be considered. It is an outstanding cause of ill health. The reason is that it has a potent and predisposing effect upon the etheric body. The physical body is an automaton of whichever inner body is the strongest.
Two other streams of energy are: 1. LIFE itself, anchored in the heart, which determines the vitality of the man, his capacity for work, and the term of his existence. 2. The predominating stream of energy coming from the astral, mental or soul bodies. These control his expression upon the physical plane.
With the thinking public, the dominating factors are these two streams, plus a steady increasing tide of mental energy. With the intelligentsia and the aspirant, those ready for the probationary path, we find the above three streams reaching a point of equilibrium, and thus producing an INTEGRATING personality. This includes the mystics and creative workers, who are conscious of the inspiration and the spiritual contact which indicates a beginning of the inflow of soul energy. With the disciples, the soul energy controls while the other 3 energies are being increasingly subordinated to the soul energy.
P.35 In considering the intelligent man, there are two other types of energy: 1. The blended and fused forces of a coordinated personality; 2. The energy of the physical plane itself which is finally identified by the disciple, and becomes so utterly negated that eventually it constitutes one of the major factors in the release of the centers.(the thoughtforms of humanity create a miasma on the subtle planes, causing physical disasters. When we blend into these thoughtforms, we can be brainwwashed. The soul is enslaved by false beliefs. mdb)
Eventually the initiate works with the energy of life itself, the negative energy of the personality and the positive energy of the soul. Thus he is an expression in conscious manifestation of the three aspects of the Trinity.
P. 36 Streams of light can be seen attaching itself in two major localities to the dense inner core of the physical man. One is in the head and the other in the heart. There can also be seen, dimly at first, but with increasing brightness, seven other pale disks of light which are the early evidence of the seven centers.(There are many more but these are the 7 major chakras or centers. They determine our development, and our health through the nervous system, endocrine glands & blood stream. MDB)
P. 37 These centers, which constitute the quality aspects and the consciousness aspects, and whose function it is to color the outer expression of man and use it as a response apparatus, are subject to 3 types of unfoldment.
1. From an infant to a man. By the time he is 21, the centers should normally have reached the same quality of expression as in a previous incarnation. He takes up his life where he left it off.
2. The awakening of the centers through life experience. Occasionally only one center may be dealt with in any one life; sometimes several are brought into greater functioning consciousness.
3. The awakening of these centers through the process of initiation. This happens only when man is consciously upon the Path.(By 2025 many thousands or millions will take their 1st initiation. Mdb)
The centers determine the man’s point of evolution as far as his phenomenal expression is concerned; they work directly upon the physical body through the medium of the endocrine system.
P.38 UNCONTROLLED & ILL REGULATED EMOTION
The etheric bodies of the masses are governed primarily through the action of the astral body. Agitation in that body, any violent activity under stress of temper, intense worry or prolonged irritation will pour a stream of astral energy into and through the solar plexus center and will galvanise that center into a condition of intense disturbance. It affects the stomach, the pancreas, the gall duct and bladder.
The tendency to criticism, to violent dislikes, and to hatreds based on criticism or a superiority complex, produces much of the acidity from which the majority of people suffer. Many people are prone to an inferiority complex but to a superiority complex where their relation to other people is concerned! (how true! MdB)
P. 39. Stomachic physical plane effects are closely tied up with the desire aspect of the physical body, which finds expression in the eating and drinking of that which is desired, leading subsequently to those attacks of biliousness.
It is sad to note that that which goes out of the man, is the refuse that is undesirable (ie. criticism, hatreds, judgments) This is the correspondence to that which is selfish and sad and the demand for the satisfaction of personal needs and desires. (COUNTRIES DO THE SAME..MDB)
P 40. It can be seen, therefore, why I have so emphatically impressed the need of HARMLESSNESS upon all of you, for it is the scientific method, par excellence and esoterically speaking, of cleaning house and of purifying the centers. Its practice clears the clogged channels and permits the entrance of the higher energies. (love your enemies is the dictum, if you want better health. Mdb)
P. 41. Man fails to realize 1. That disease is sometimes the working out into manifestation of undesirable subjective conditions. When they are brought to the surface, they can be eliminated. Sometimes the working out and elimination may cause death of the individual. But the soul goes on. One short life counts for very little in the long cycle of the soul. 2. Disease is sometimes part of the process of the withdrawal of the soul from its habitation. We call this death. It can come quickly or death can spread itself over a long period of time, even many years. (Many times it is 5 and even 10 years. Mdb)
P. 44. The five groups of disease and their various subdivisions which are responsible for the bulk of the physical ills of humanity are:
The social diseases as they are called: the venereal diseases and syphilis.(also AIDS, Mdb)
Heart diseases (not heart failure) which affect those above the average level of intelligence
The nervous diseases so prevalent at this time. It also affects the aspirants of the world.
The physical correspondences to the seven centers of forces located in the etheric body and fed from the astral body are the ENDOCRINE glands. These glands are in their turn initiating causes of lesser effects in the physical body. Here is an outline of the tabulation.