2 Planes of Nature And Principles In A Human

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This is the basic study lesson in Theosophy:

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* To investigate the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in man.

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  • 2 Planes of Nature And Principles In A Human

    1. 1. Planes of Nature and Principles in a Human Being
    2. 2. This knowledge enables us to . . . • Understand our own nature • Know the principles of self-mastery • Know the difference between personality and spirituality • Become familiar with the hidden side of things • Understand the phenomena of healing, psychic phenomena, qigong, etc.
    3. 3. Levels of Consciousness Vehicle Higher Self (Spirit; Atma) Function Spark of the Divine; True Self within Spiritual Seat of spirituality and true intuition; Consciousness where illumination and enlightenment (Buddhi) occurs Higher Mental Abstract thinking; formless Lower Mental Concrete thinking; with forms Emotion Seat of feelings Physical Etheric Dense The double; vehicle of prana or ch’i Physical, liquid and gaseous
    4. 4. Vehicle Function Christian equivalent Spirit Spirit Spiritual Consciousness Contemplative Consciousness Higher Mental Individuality Rational Soul Emotion Desire-Body Kama-rupa Animal Soul Physical Etheric Etheric Double (Linga Sarira) Lower Mental Dense Dense body   Vegetable Soul Physical Body
    5. 5. The Etheric Double Shaped exactly like the physical body, except larger by a few inches. Generally not separable from the physical body, but when it does, it does not go far from the body.
    6. 6. Etheric Double • Carrier of energy called ch’I or prana, used in healing and acupuncture • The matrix that forms the shape of the physical body • Link between the physical body and the inner bodies
    7. 7. Kirlian Photography
    8. 8. Geller was trying to form the shape of the “5” which he felt he was receiving telepathically. Kirlian photographs taken of Geller. At left he is sending energy to a key. Right top picture, his finger is at rest. Bottom photo: he is sending energy toward a watch.
    9. 9.   Experiment by J.L Hickman with Rev. Scudder. Top finger is a normal finger. Below,  Rev. Scudder sending energy Healing and its Effects
    10. 10. Effects on Aura of Thoughts and Feelings Couple instructed to think unpleasant thoughts toward each other  Same couple thinking loving thoughts Same couple kissing www.kirlian.org/ kirlian2.htm
    11. 11. Phantom Leaf Phenomenon Kirlian photograph of normal leaf shadowboxent.brinkster.net/ lemurkirlian.html Kirlian photograph of the same leaf but almost completely torn away, leaving only the stem. The emanation of the whole life remains for some time.
    12. 12. Ectoplasm The etheric material can at times be solidified to be visible and tangible and can produce various phenomena such as the production of sounds. Minnie Harrison Eva Carriere
    13. 13. Sir William Crookes photographed beside the materialized body of Katie King March 29, 1874
    14. 14. The Chakras • The chakras are energy vortices between one plane and another.
    15. 15. Controlling the Ch’i through Acupuncture
    16. 16. Pranic Healing, Mesmerism, Healing by Hand, Qigong, Orgone Therapy, etc.
    17. 17. The Inner Bodies Astral body of savage The Scientific Intense anger Type Normal health aura Causal body of average person Causal body of developed individual
    18. 18. The Causal Body of an Arhat or Perfected Being
    19. 19. Astral Projection The Astral Body can be projected outside of the physical body.
    20. 20. Group Soul Rupert Sheldrake: Group Soul Morphic Fields & Morphic Resonance Carl Jung: Collective Unconscious
    21. 21. Thought Forms and Thought Power Every thought we make has two effects: 1. Thought forms – with shapes and colors in accordance with the thought 2. Thought radiation – that affect the surroundings
    22. 22. Lower and Higher Mental Concrete Abstract Red triangle Triangleness Outer space and Galaxies Pure space without objects Yellow Color Good act Goodness Beautiful flower Beauty
    23. 23. Higher Mental (Devachan) Adepts and Initiates Evolved Souls Average Souls First Elemental Essence Arupa devas Lower Mental Human beings Second Elemental Essence Rupa devas Men; Animals (asleep and after death) Shells Third Elemental Essence; Thought forms; Elementals Kama-devas; Sylphs Lower elementals Nature spirits Emotional Etheric Atomic Subatomic Super-etheric Etheric Ghosts Dense Physical Gaseous Liquid Solid Human; animals; plants; minerals
    24. 24. The Quest for Transcendence
    25. 25. Levels of Consciousness Vehicle Higher Self (Spirit; Atma) Function Spark of the Divine; True Self within Spiritual Seat of spirituality and true intuition; Consciousness where illumination and enlightenment (Buddhi) occurs Higher Mental Abstract thinking; formless Lower Mental Concrete thinking; with forms Emotion Seat of feelings Physical Etheric Dense The double; vehicle of prana or ch’i Physical, liquid and gaseous
    26. 26. Meditation Spiritual Meditation Preparatory practices – concentration, purification, health
    27. 27. Mastery of Principles Abstract Thought Meditation Concrete Thought One-pointedness Emotion Emotional Processing; awareness of sensation Etheric Breathing; pranayama; thought; scanning Physical Habit; health; diet; exercise
    28. 28. Spiritual and Psychical (or Personal) Intuition Love Psychic Desire -al faculty ComImperpassion sonal Duty Sympa- Person- Person thy al al motivation
    29. 29. Intuition • Intuition is to see things – in their essential nature – not just understanding things conceptually or from memory. • It incorporates conceptual understanding, but at the same time, transcends it. It is integrative. It includes, without analysis, priorities, values or principles. • It entails awareness of a level of consciousness subtler than thinking. • True intuition is identical with spiritual awareness and the mystical meaning of “faith.”
    30. 30. The Intuitive Person • Intuitive persons have judgments that are ultimately sound and in accord with objective reality. • Hence, because their view or judgment encompasses a wider and deeper scope, they are aptly called wise (not merely being intelligent, cunning or smart). • “All great men are endowed with intuition. They know without reasoning or analysis, what they need to know.” (Alexis Carrel) • They are some of the most influential people in history: Plato, Confucius, Jesus, Buddha, Gandhi, Einstein, etc. • They are self-actualizing people
    31. 31. Exploring Intuition 1. Understand what intuition is – and not confuse it with ESP, emotions, and whims 2. Be clear about your deepest values – your principles in life and your most important personal values 3. Learn how to enter into inner silence – practice meditation and daily awareness 4. Check inner response when a decision has to be made – learn to recognize the inner seeing vs. emotional reactions
    32. 32. Exercise • Think of a present life situation that is not trivial – something that you are concerned about and which is not yet clear yet to you what you should do. (E.g., to sell or not to sell the house; to reside in another place; to buy a new piano or not; to go back to school or not; to enter into a relationship; etc.) • Enter into inner silence. Drop the thought about the situation entirely from your mind (if you feel discomfort while thinking about it then process it first). • When mind and feelings are calm, indifferent about things, and there is inward silence, turn your attention to the situation: – – – – not deliberate or evaluate it, just look at it without analysis; allow the consciousness to “dwell” on the situation, no attempt to understand or do anything about it, just look • Stay with this state for five minutes
    33. 33. The existence of the Mahatmas, their power to travel in the inner, or astral body at will, to preserve full command of all their intelligence, and to condense their “phantom” form into visibility or dissolve it into invisibility at their own pleasure, are now facts too well established to permit us to regard it as an open question. (CW 5:290-1)
    34. 34. Peace, Love and Light to All!

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