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.