Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Why and how to develop higher bodies and higher senses

By Gloria Excelsias

Our current evolutionary goal is to step out of our humanity and into our Divinity. Now, in order to reach this lofty goal, part of what we have to do is build higher bodies and develop higher senses.

The idea of building higher bodies and developing higher finer senses may sound like wild fantasy on first hearing, however, evolution being a fact in nature, does it not make sense that as we expand our consciousness and reach up into higher frequencies, as per the law of magnetic attraction and resonance, higher matter becomes accessible to us and out of that higher finer matter we then build higher finer bodies serving as suitable mediums of contact on these higher, finer planes?

The physical body enables us to interact in this physical world; the emotional body enables us to interact in the emotional world and the mental body enables us to interact in the mental world. As we advance on the Spiritual path and manage to pierce into higher dimensions of reality, we’ll need higher finer bodies to move around and interact in these higher dimensions.

I know this may sound rather weird and strange (to some) but maybe this analogy here helps in our understanding:

We built carriages, bikes and cars to move around on Earth. However, to move around on water, we had to build boats and ships. Why? Because carriages and cars don’t drive well on water 🙂 As we advanced Spiritually, we began to move around in the air. Boats don’t work well for traveling through the air, so we built planes. Now, we are ready to explore space, but planes are not suitable for space traveling. For that very reason, we are now building space ships.

In the same way: We need different vehicles to move around in the various dimensions. We need a physical body to move around in this physical dimension here, an emotional body for the emotional plane, a mental body for the mental plane, an intuitional body for the intuitional plane, and so forth.

The Spiritual path is the path out of matter towards Spirit. To advance on the Spiritual path, by definition, means to become less matter and more Spirit. This is why, in order to advance on the Spiritual path, we need to keep spiritualizing the bodies we have (in this way sublimating them) and get busy building new, higher bodies made of new higher material.

Evolution into ever higher, finer dimensions is a fact in nature; and higher light body building enables us to commune and communicate in these higher dimensions.

ACTION STEP: Get serious about refining the bodies you have and start building new higher bodies. How?

Step 1: Refine your physical/etheric body by refining your diet and getting lots of sunshine and fresh air. Refine your emotional nature by forcing yourself (by enforcing your will) to perpetually vibrate love, joy, enthusiasm and gratitude no matter how challenging the situation may appear. Refine your mental body by diligently and persistently thinking high, lofty thoughts. Don’t allow any vagrant thoughts or discouraging, negative thoughts to live in your mind. You would not allow a vagrant to enter and dwell in your home, would you? Force them out! These simple exercises, if earnestly applied, will literally sublimate the bodies you have. To sublimate the bodies we have means to build into our bodies higher finer atoms while at the same time shaking out lower gross atoms.

Step 2: We build higher light bodies by expanding our consciousness into unexplored territory. Never allow yourself to stand still. Always be striving for the higher life!! To strive for the higher life means to advance into the higher life. If we never strive for the higher life, we will never get there. So, always be striving! Think the loftiest thoughts you can possibly entertain. Strive to think in abstract terms. Think about the Divine, look for the Divine in every face, in every flower, in every animal. Think about your Soul and identify with the I AM. Strive to become Soul-aware in the here and now.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Abracadabra! The power of spells against the forces of evil

Modern culture is dominated by science and technology, which for the most part offers an explanation for human behavior and the forces of nature. But it hasn’t always been like that.  Words like “spell”, and “magic” do not have the same effect on us today as they had in the past; they are greeted with laughing and mockery, and they are linked to misleading illusionist’s tricks, or – more often – to swindlers’ scams. In the past, the role of the magician and shaman was highly respected in many cultures since these were people who were thought to control the invisible forces and interpret god’s will. Moreover, they were able to protect the king’s or the family’s power, and give stability to an empire.
Before starting with our analysis, we need to clarify the type of approach we adopted in preparing this, and other arguments, that deal with esoteric knowledge: it is a serious anthropological study, because magic, just like alchemy, divination, and complex astronomy, was historically not for entertainment or for pure amusement. It was part of the esoteric disciplines, for which knowledge wasn’t accessible to everyone but rather was passed down through generations of its practitioners.
So, what is the most common spell of all time? Abracadabra, of course!

The origins of ‘Abracadabra’

It is probably the most common magic word, but it actually has no defined meaning: it was used as a magical and evocative word for the esoteric value that popular tradition attributed to it.
In the past, the word was considered a powerful spell to use in case of fever or infection. The oldest source that mentions the word abracadabra is the Liber Medicinalis – also known as De Medicina Praecepta Saluberrima – by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus, a physician at the court of Roman emperor Caracalla in the third century AD. We know that Sammonicus prescribed that the emperor always took with him an amulet containing the word written as an upside-down triangle:
The first known mention of the word abracadabra was in the third century AD in a book called Liber Medicinalis. The word, when written upside down and worn on the body, was thought to have restorative powers.
The first known mention of the word abracadabra was in the third century AD in a book called Liber Medicinalis. The word, when written upside down and worn on the body, was thought to have restorative powers. Wikimedia Commons
It was believed that once a patient put on the amulet, they would feel a reduction in illness. It can be noted here that even in ancient Mesopotamian medicine there were exorcism rites against the demons of illness, and ritual and astronomical practices date back to prehistoric times.
De Medicina Praecepta Saluberrima, by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus, 1662.
De Medicina Praecepta Saluberrima, by Quintus Serenus Sammonicus, 1662. Credit: Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek
Caracalla wasn’t the only one choosing to practice magic in order to forestall evil forces; Emperors Geta and Severus Alexander followed Serenus Sammonicus’ recommendations as well, using the spell for the same purpose.

The enigma of the name

Some researchers think it is possible to understand the etymology of the word “abracadabra”, as it actually has more than one explanation, but there are a few main theories.
The first one takes in consideration the Aramaic expression “Avrah KeDabra”, which means, “I will create as I talk” or “The magician’s word will become reality.” Other studies report the word coming from Arab “Abra Kadabra”, which means “let the things be destroyed,” which would in this case refer to illness. Rather than a curse, researchers think the Aramaic sentence was used as a means of curing illness.
The second theory has it that abracadabra could indicate the Hebraic words “ab” (father), “ben” (son), and ruach hacadosch” (holy spirit).
One last theory is that the word derives from Abraxas, a term found on stones and gems that were used as talismans. Abracadabra could have described a mediation occurring between humanity and a Sun God.
Gemstone carved with Abraxas, obverse and reverse.
Gemstone carved with Abraxas, obverse and reverse. Public Domain

Abracadabra and the powers of the Sun

The word may be considered as linked to “megas archon”, the “Grand Archon”, the prince of 365 spheres. In the cosmology of Basilide of Alexandria’s cult — a gnostic sect representing a philosophic-religious movement born in the second and third century AD — the seven letters that constitute the word represent each of the seven planets: the Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.
The importance of the link between abracadabra and the healing powers of the Sun is present in some amulets and gems where the word, in order to expel the evil forces, was written with apotropaic purposes. Archaeologists found many amulets in the shape of a triangle with the word abracadabra. The word was an incantation; it used to be sung from the top of the triangle to the last “A” on the bottom. It was believed the illness would diminish during the spell, and eventually disappear.
The "Magician" card from a 15th-century tarot deck.
The "Magician" card from a 15th-century tarot deck. Public Domain
The word has been found in the gnostic document “the Holy Book of Invisible Spirit” and appears in some Greek papyri that talk about magic.
In summary, “abracadabra” had a strong healing power for believers, and its power persisted in the popular tradition. In fact, there are examples of amulets that have the word abracadabra inscribed that are from more recent times and during epidemics, such as the plague that decimated London between 1665 and 1666. Daniel Defoe, considered the father of modern English novel, wrote in “The History of the Plague in London” that some desperate citizens started applying to the doors a sign with “abracadabra” written on it.
"Bring Out Your Dead" A street during the Great Plague in London, 1665, with a death cart and mourners. Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the UK.
"Bring Out Your Dead" A street during the Great Plague in London, 1665, with a death cart and mourners. Wellcome Images, a website operated by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation based in the UK.
When despair overpowers reason and superstition obscures intellect, men oftentimes lose their way. It is crucial that we do not let ignorance dim the bright light of knowledge.
Featured image: Detail, "The Sorceress" by John William Waterhouse. Public Domain; The ‘magic word’, Abracadabra, Wikimedia Commons. Deriv.
Link: http://www.ancient-origins.net/history/abracadabra-power-spells-against-forces-evil-003305

Monday, 11 September 2017

Body-related requirements to reach our evolutionary goal

By Gloria Excelsias

Our evolutionary goal is to become Soul-aware in the here and now, in our bodies.

In order to reach this goal, it is not just enough to evolve and expand our consciousness, we also need to evolve our bodies, the medium through which our consciousness expresses itself.

What exactly do we require?

We require:

a strong, healthy physical body bursting with energy and vitality
a purified and refined emotional nature full of love and joy
a highly developed mind full of light
These three highly developed bodies need to be co-ordinated, synchronized and aligned with one another, and merged into an integrated personality. The word „persona“ comes from the Latin and means „mask“. The three personality vehicles constitute the „mask“ of the Soul in incarnation. It is through these vehicles, composed of varying degrees of matter, that the Soul expresses itself.

So, we need a healthy physical body bursting with vitality, a refined emotional nature full of joy, and a highly developed mind full of light. Working on these three assignments should be our immediate goal.

Take a moment today and look at your physical, emotional and mental bodies.

Is your physical body bursting with energy and vitality?
Is your emotional body purified and refined, and full of love and joy?
Is your mind full of light?
If the answer to any of these questions is NO, you know where to get started.

Here are some ideas:

Physical body: raise your diet by incorporating more raw living foods, move your body, get some fresh air and sunshine every day
Emotional body: love more, laugh more, strive to be feel good all day long (even if you think you have every reason not to feel good)
Mental body: think happy, noble thoughts all day long
Higher body development: If you are really ready to work on your evolution, start building your higher bodies of light. A wonderful way to get the process started is to work with Ascension Activation Meditations.

ACTION STEP: Raise the frequency of your bodies by incorporating the suggested ideas for 21 consecutive days.

Link: http://www.iamuniversity.org/body-related-requirements-to-reach-our-evolutionary-goal/

Saturday, 22 April 2017

The Comte De Gabalis

by Abbé N. de Montfaucon de Villars

The core of this book is an anonymous English translation of a French 'novel of ideas' originally published in 1670. The Abbé de Villars, the author, was a French clergyman born in 1635 in Alet, near Toulouse in the south of France. He came to Paris in 1667, where he wrote a number of books, most of which other than this work which have been forgotten or lost. He was assassinated in 1673 or (by some accounts) 1675 while on the road from Lyons to his native Languedoc.

The book describes an encounter with a mysterious Comte de Gabalis, who is a master of the occult sciences. Gabalis initiates de Villars into the secrets of the elemental beings: the Sylphs of the Air, the Undines of the Water, the Gnomes of the Earth and the Salamanders of Fire. The Abbé is not sure whether the elementals are demons, while Gabalis encourages him to symbolically (?) marry one of the elementals.

Of course there is a lot more going on here than the dialog would indicate. There are profuse classical and esoteric references. This particular edition wraps the translation in a heavy cloak of parallel commentary, footnotes, endnotes and sub-footnotes. The additional material will be of much interest by itself, as a miscellany of esoteric topics including a whole section of prophecies. And even though there are hints, neither the original text nor the commentary ever discloses exactly who the Comte de Gabalis is...

Production Notes. The first portion of this edition, the 'Discourses' section, has commentary on facing pages; these were turned into footnotes instead of trying to reproduce the page layout. For a number of reasons, it was impossible to run a full spellcheck on this text, so there are undoubtedly more OCR errors left in this text than usual. As usual, I welcome any comments about typographical errors.

Title Page and Front Matter
The Book
Abbé N. De Montfaucon de Villars
Discourse I
Discourse II
Discourse III
Discourse IV
Ancient Persian Monument
Discourse V

Commentary Continued

A. Map of the Horoscope
B. Harmony of the World
C. Numbers of Pythagoras
D. Sylphs of Cardan
E. Averroes
F. Saint Paul an Initiate
G. Plato, His Place as a Philosopher
H. Benvenuto Cellini Sees a Salamander
I. Book of Enoch
J. The Egg and Serpent Symbol
K. Those Reserved For Greater Things
L. Panic Terrors. Origin of the Term
M. The Great Pan is Dead
N. Jansenists
O. Jean Bodin
P. Moses And Elias Fasted Forty Days
Q. Bacchus and Osiris the Same
R. Muhammed
S. King Saul
T. The Oracle of Dodona
U. Divine Power of Letters
V. Oracle of Celius Rhodiginus
W. Sambethe, Daughter of Noah
X. Justin Martyr's Statement
Y. Temple of Hercules in Armenia
Z. Plato on Man's Place in Nature
AA. Sir Thomas Browne on Man's Place in Nature
BB. Curtius Rufus
CC. King Rodriguez Warning
DD. The Inmates of the Cave, or the Story of the Seven Sleepers
EE. Sleep
Thotmes III
FF. Behemoth and Leviathan
GG. The Holy Language Described by Emmanuel Swedenborg
HH. Moses an Initiate
II. Book of the Wars of the Lord
JJ. Sacred Fire
KK. Noah, Vesta and Egeria
LL. Prince de Mirande and the Cabala
MM. Japhet
NN. Nymph of Stauffenberg
OO. Magdalen of the Cross
PP. Cassiodorus Renius or Reyna
QQ. Gertrude, Nun of the Monastery of Nazareth in the Diocese of Cologne
RR. Romulus
SS. Servius Tullius
TT. Hercules
UU. Master Defined
VV. Roman Worship of a Supreme Deity Without Image or Statue
WW. Recent Tidings of the Elementary Peoples?
XX. Tyresias
YY. Merlin's Prophecy of the Conquest of the Air and of Aerial and Submarine Warfare
AAA. Cherubim
The Birth of Jesus as Related in the Koran
BBB. Proclus On Prayer
CCC. Lord of Bavaria
DDD. The Sabat
EEE. Zedekias
FFF. Karoli Magni Et Ludovici Pii Christioniss:--Capitula
GGG. Magicians Sent by Grimaldus, Duke of Beneventum
HHH. Bishop of Lyons

Commentary Concluded

Seven Ancient Prophecies
First Prophecy. The Magi's Prophecy of World Peace and a Universal Language
Second Prophecy. The Sibylline Prophecy of World Peace and the Reign of Justice
Third Prophecy. Enoch's Prophecy of World Peace and the Giving Forth of Books
Fourth Prophecy. Micah's Prophecy of World Peace and Freedom of Religion
Fifth Prophecy. Elder Edda. Prophecy of World Peace and Return of the Ancient Wisdom
Sixth Prophecy. Bible Prophecy of World Peace Declaring the Manner of its Accomplishment
Seventh Prophecy. Merlin's Prophecy of World Peace and Enlightenment
Muhammed's Prophecy of Truth
Israels' Prophecy of Justice
Prophecy of the Messenger and the Stone set up in Egypt

Hymn To The Sovereign Sun

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Psychology of the Future

Alice Bailey - Esoteric Psychology (Master D.K)

the foundation of the new psychology must inevitably be built upon the premise that this one life is not man's sole opportunity in which to achieve integration and eventual perfection.  The great Law of Rebirth must be accepted and it will then be found to be, in itself, a major releasing agent in any moment of crisis or any psychological problem case.

The recognition of further opportunity and a lengthened sense of time are both quieting and helpful to many types of mind; its interpretative value will be found illuminating as the patient grasps the fact that behind him lie points of crisis wherein it can be demonstrated by his present equipment that he achieved integration, thus guaranteeing to him victory in his present point of crisis and of difficult conflict.  The light which this throws on relationships and environment will serve to stabilise his purpose and make him comprehend the inevitability of responsibility.

When this great law is understood in its true implications and not interpreted in terms of its present childish presentation, then man will shoulder the responsibility of living with a daily recognition of the past, an understanding of the purpose of the present, and with an eye to the future.  This will also greatly lessen the growing tendency towards suicide which humanity is showing.

It will be apparent to you, therefore, that the time element can enter into the problem most helpfully and it is here that a real understanding of the Law of Rebirth, or of the Law of Opportunity (as I would prefer to call it) will be of definite usefulness.  Above everything else, it will bring into the attitude of both psychologist and problem case, the idea of hope, the thought of fulfillment and of ultimate achievement.

It will also be essential that the psychologist of the future should arrive at a recognition and an admittance of the inner structure of the human being—of his emotional vehicle, his mind body and their close inter-relation through the medium of the vital or etheric body which serves ever as the linking web between the dense physical body and the other bodies.

The soul and its triplicity of energies (life itself, expressing will or purpose, love and intelligence) work through the seven major centres, whilst the mind body and the astral body work through many other centres, though possessing also within themselves seven centres which are the transmitting counterparts of those found in the etheric body.

The integrations which evolution eventually effects are carried out through the medium of all these centres.  Through the heightening of vibration, through the swinging into activity of the centres, and through the subsequent and consequent development of the human response apparatus, new avenues of approach to reality, new qualities of awareness, new sensitivity to that which has hitherto been unrecognised, and new powers begin to open up.

Each man is, therefore, within himself, a hierarchy, a reflection of a great chain of being—the Being which the universe expresses. 

Psychology has to recognise eventually:
1. The fact of the soul, the integrating agent, the self.
2. The Law of Opportunity or Rebirth.
3. The nature of the inner structure of man and its relation to the outer tangible form.

It is interesting to note that practically all the teaching given anent rebirth or reincarnation has emphasised the material phenomenal side though there has always been a more or less casual reference to the spiritual and mental gains acquired in the school of life upon this planet, from incarnation to incarnation.  The true nature of the unfolding awarenes and the growth in the inner consciousness of the true man have been little noted; the gain of each life in added grasp of the mechanism of contact, and the result of increased sensitivity to the environment (which are the only values with which the self concerns itself), are seldom, if ever, stressed.

Details of living conditions, statements about possible material situations, descriptions of places, clothes, and of personality human relations are imaginatively displayed, and the "recovery of past incarnations" has usually been the so-called recovery of dramatic episodes which feed the innate sense of individuality of the reincarnating man, and usually feed his vanity as well.  This curious presentation has been due to several things.

First of all, to the fact that the world of illusion is the dominating factor as yet in the lives of the best of men; secondly, that the point in evolution has been such that the writer or speaker has not been able to view the life cycle from the angle of the soul, detached and undeluded, for had he done so, the material phenomenal descriptions would have been omitted and probably not even perceived, and only the values—spiritual and mental—and those matters which concern the group interior life would have been emphasised.

The methods used to present this age-old doctrine of rebirth, and the false emphasis laid upon the form aspect to the exclusion of the soul values, have brought about a bad reaction to the whole subject in the minds of intelligent people and of the scientific investigator.  Yet, in spite of this, real good has been accomplished, for the whole theory has been seeping steadily into the racial consciousness, becoming an integral part of it and, therefore, moving on to popular and finally scientific recognition.

In considering the inner structure of man and those factors which produce the outer appearance and quality and condition it, thus producing the resultant behaviour and conduct, psychologists will have to study the following subjects, beginning with the lowest aspect and expanding their ideas to include the highest possible.  These might be grouped and listed as follows:

1. The outer response apparatus, acting under impulses received from the outer environment and the inner subjective realms.  These come, according to the esoteric theories, via

a. The brain, from whence certain aspects of the nervous system are directed and controlled, first by mental influence and then by conscious soul direction.
b. The endocrine or glandular system, acting under impulses entering the physical body via the seven centres in the etheric body; of these centres, the glandular system is simply the externalisation, or physical counterpart.  The glands condition the man through the blood stream, being in their turn conditioned by the centres.
c. The solar plexus, directing and controlling certain aspects of the nervous system, and which is in large part the instinctual or animal brain.
d. The heart, the centre of life.

2. The vital or etheric body.  This is the major energising factor and is an exact replica or counterpart of the outer form, being the true intermediary between the inner worlds and the outer man.  The nadis (lines or threads of force) underlie every nerve in the human body and the centres which they form at certain points of intersection or juncture are the background or motivating agency of every ganglion or plexus found in the human body.  Certain of these centres, major and minor, are of unique evolutionary importance.  These are as follows:

a. The head centre is the seat of soul energy, or the centre through which the conscious, spiritual man functions.
b. The heart centre is the seat of life, of the highest principle which expresses itself through man.
c. The solar plexus centre is the seat of the instinctual life, of the animal soul, and of the highly developed emotional nature.
d. The centre at the base of the spine is the major integrating centre and comes into functioning activity when two major fusions have been effected:  that of the fusions of the three bodies into one coordinated personality, and when soul and body are at-oned.

3. The emotional or sentient body, which is often called the astral body.  From this vehicle emanate the desires, impulses, aspirations and those conflicts of duality which so oft afflict and hinder the disciple.  It is the seat also of the creative, imaginative life of man.  It also possesses centres of force which are counterparts of those to be found in the etheric body, but for the majority of people it is energised mainly from the world of illusion and from the astral plane.  It is from this plane of illusory awareness, that the advanced man has to learn to withdraw himself.

4. The mind nature, which works through four centres and only four.

5. The soul itself,  or the true spiritual man, the self in manifestation, working through or seeking to work through, its phenomenal appearance, the fourfold lower man.


I use the term subconscious to signify the entire instinctual life of the form nature, all the inherited tendencies and innate predispositions, all the acquired and accumulated characteristics (acquired in past incarnations and frequently lying dormant unless suddenly evoked by stress of circumstance) and all the unformulated wishes and urges which drive a man into activity, plus the suppressed and unrecognised desires, and the unexpressed ideas which are present, though unrealised.  The subconscious nature is like a deep pool from which a man can draw almost anything from his past experience, if he so desires, and which can be stirred up until it becomes a boiling cauldron, causing much distress.


The conscious is limited to that which the man knows himself to be and have in the present—the category of qualities, characteristics, powers, tendencies and knowledges of all kinds which constitute a man’s stock in trade and of which he is definitely aware or of which the psychologist is aware.  These are displayed in his window for all to see, and they make him what he apparently is to the outer onlooking world.


By the super-conscious, I mean those potencies and knowledges which are available but which are as yet uncontacted and unrecognised and, therefore, of no immediate use.  These are the wisdom, love and abstract idealism which are inherent in the nature of the soul but which are not yet, and never have been a part of the equipment available for use.  Eventually, all these powers will be recognised and used by the man.  These potencies and realisations are called in The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by the interesting name of "the raincloud of knowable things."  These "knowable things" will eventually drop into the conscious aspect of a man's nature and become an integral part of his intellectual equipment.  Finally, as evolution proceeds and the ages pass away, they will drop into the subconscious aspect of his nature, as his power to grasp the super-conscious grows in capacity.  I might make this point clearer to you if I pointed out that just as the instinctual nature is today found largely in the realm of the subconscious, so in due time, the intellectual part of man (of which he is at this time becoming increasingly aware) will be relegated to a similar position and will drop below the threshold of consciousness.  The intuition will then take its place.  For most people, the free use of the intuition is not possible, because it lies in the realm of the super-conscious.

All these movements within the realm of consciousness,—from the subconscious to the immediately conscious and from thence to the super-conscious—are essentially crises of integration, producing temporary situations which must be handled. 

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Hidden History of Humanity

The Hidden History of Humanity Documentary released today by Phillip Lindsay based on his book with the same title!

Watch the documentary: http://esotericastrologer.org/21891-2/
More on the Hidden History of Humanity Project:

About the book: "Here is the clearest exposition since Blavatsky of the Rootraces and their cycles, from the birth of the human soul in ancient Lemuria through Atlantis to our modern Fifth Rootrace. There are many useful explanatory tables diagrams and timelines that demonstrate astronomical & astrological bases of the ‘rounds’, ‘yugas’ and other cycles, including scientific correspondences. There is also an exhaustive esoteric interpretation of Genesis from the racial and cyclic angle, using the Ten Patriarchs as a key for the duration and order of the races; there are several breakthroughs here, never published before."

More books by Phillip Lindsay: https://www.amazon.com/Phillip-Lindsay/e/B007SASXRC

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The Spiritual Layers of Man

By Carol Herzer and Dirk Gillabel

Source: http://www.soul-guidance.com/houseofthesun/spirituallayers.htm 

By  Sonja Papadimitriou

Subtle Bodies 12

When the higher vibrations from the universe as a Cosmic Energy reach the earth and are absorbed in the Human Body, fill all energetic centers expressing themselves throw aura which are forming the subtle bodies.

Vibrations means the degree of life.

Life in the physical body is slower than life in the atmic body.

The first three Layers are on the Physical Plane: Etheric Body, Emotional Body & the Mental Body.
The Astral Body, where the Heart Chakra resides is the only Layer that stands alone. This is the Astral Plane (bridge)

The top three layers reside on the Spiritual Plane – The Etheric Template, Celestial Body & Ketheric Body.

Layer 1 – Etheric Body (Lower Etheric Aspect)The Physical Energy Body – The first layer is our physical energy body.

This is the layer that we generally think of as our physical selves.
But, our physical bodies are also energy, same as the other layers of the body that most people cannot see or sense on a physical level.
The physical body is the body that is best known to modern science. It comprises of the skeletal framework, muscles, tissues, organs, blood, 5 sense organs, etc.
The physical body we have contains the rest of the bodies ( 6 invisible bodies).
Our human body consists of five layers of energy.
The first layer is our physical body.

The outer four layers of energy are commonly referred to as your aura.

Collectively, these five layers or “energy bodies” are the human energy field. An energy medicine practitioner treats all layers of the human energy field, not just the physical layer.

The seven subtle bodies can be broken down as follows: There are three physical plane bodies, three spiritual plane bodies and the astral body, which is the bridge between the lower and higher bodies.
The lower three bodies process energies dealing with the physical plane, whereas the upper three process energies from the spiritual planes.

That means, God is very much felt from the upper bodies than the lower ones
So from here we can divide a human into 2 groups of bodies ( the lower bodies and the higher bodies).

The energies from the higher planes must pass through the “fire of the heart” – the heart chakra– to reach and be completely of use by the lower bodies. Each level has its own seven chakras, which can be found within the other auric chakras.

The lower bodies are : The physical body, the astral body, the mental body.

The lower bodies is a trinity (1,2,3 bodies), this group of body is a copy of the higher bodies, which is also a trinity.
Trinity as you might already know is the expression of a kind of life.

So what kind of life a normal human being usually have, the answer is the “The life of the lower bodies” (the lower trinity), yes because human in general function in that lower group of bodies.
The group of lower bodies is the lower nature (or lower self) of a human, and the group of higher bodies is the higher nature (or higher self) of a human.

The higher bodies are : the Causal body , the buddic body and the Atmic body..
As each layer extends outwards, the chakras vibrate at higher rates.
So the seven chakras within the etheric body will be vibrating at a much lower frequency then the seven chakras within the causal body.

So the root chakra, for example, will have 7 major chakras, all vibrating at different frequencies.
Energy can thus be transmuted between all bodies to all chakras.
Our lower nature is connected to the lower worlds ( or the lower regions of the universe), and our higher nature is connected to the higher worlds (or higher plans of existence), also called “the spiritual worlds”. 
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The subtle body
subtle body is one of a series of psycho-spiritual constituents of living beings, according to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings. According to such beliefs each subtle body corresponds to a subtleplane of existence, in a hierarchy or great chain of being that culminates in the physical form.
The subtle body is defined as that part of our being or consciousness that leaves our physical body at the time of physical death.
It comprises of the mental body, the causal body or intellect, the supra causal body or subtle ego and the soul.
What is left behind at the time of physical death is our physical body.
The vital energy is released back into the Universe.
The following are some other aspects of the subtle body

Subtle sense organs: By subtle sense organs we mean the subtle aspect of our 5 sense organs by which we are able to perceive the subtle realm.

For example we are able to perceive a subtle fragrance such as jasmine without there being any stimulus to cause it. Also the fragrance may only be experienced by one person and not by the others in the same room.

This is explained in more detail. 

Subtle motor organs: By subtle motor organs we mean the subtle aspect of our physical motor organs such as our arms, tongue, etc.
All activity is initiated first in subtle motor organs and then executed in the physical dimension by one’s gross motor organs. 

The subtle ego or the supracausal body is the final vestige of the nescience and is the feeling that we are separate from God.


The vital energy body
This is the body also known as the pranadeha.
This body provides the vital, life sustaining energy for all the functions of the physical as well as the mental body.
There are five types of vital energies or praana:
  • Prāna: Energy for the activity of inhalation.
  • Udāna: Energy for the activity of exhalation and speech.
  • Samāna: Energy for the activity of the stomach and intestines.
  • Vyāna: Energy for voluntary and involuntary movements of the body.
  • Apāna: Energy for urination, excretion, ejaculation, childbirth, etc.
At the time of death the vital energy is released back into the Universe and also helps in propelling the subtle body in its onward journey.

Etheric Body (Lower Etheric Aspect) 1  Layer
The first layer of the body is the Etheric Body and is associated with physical aspects and awareness of the material body .It is related to the First (Root) Chakra. It’s a quarter of an inch – to two inches outside the skin of the physical body. It is on the next higher vibrational level to the physical body which has the lowest vibrational level. It bridges the connection of the material body to the higher bodies.

Emotional Body (Lower Emotional Aspect) 2Layer
The second auric layer is the Emotional Body associated with the vibrational level of inner feelings and related to the Second (Sacral Plexus) Chakra.

It’s one to three inches from the body. This body or auric layer and all higher layers are perceived by the third eye. The second auric body, or next finer after the Etheric Body is the Emotional Body. It is associated with feelings. Its structure is much more fluid than the Etheric Body and does not duplicate the physical body.

Mental Body (Lower Mental Aspect) Layer 3
The third auric layer is the Mental Body which is associated with the vibrational level of thoughts and mental processes of the ego and related to the Third (Solar Plexus) Chakra.
It extends three up to eight inches around from the physical body. This body extends beyond the Emotional and is composed of still finer substances, all of which are associated with thoughts and mental processes.

This body appears as a bright yellow light radiating about the head and shoulders and extending around the whole body. The Mental Body is a also a structured body. it contains the structure of our ideas.
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The fourth auric layer is the Astral Body associated with areas of expression on a physical, emotional and mental level and is related to the Fourth (Heart) Chakra.

It is called the bridge between the denser or lower vibrations of the physical plane and the finer or higher vibrations of the spiritual planes. It is the layer in which all energy must pass through when going from one world to the other. It extends about half a foot up to one foot around from the body. The Astral Body tends to have the same colors as the Emotional Body, but infused with the Rose Light Color of Love. The heart chakra of a loving person is infused with the rose light on the Astral Level.

Etheric Template Body (Physical Aspect) 5 Layer

Image result for etheric bodyThe fifth auric layer is the Etheric Template associated with aspects of the physical body and related to the Fifth (Throat) Chakra.
Known as a blueprint of the lower etheric body and where matter is shaped into the physical aspect.
The vibrational level in this layer is where sound creates matter.

Celestial Body (Emotional Aspect)  6LayerRelated image
The sixth auric layer is the Celestial Body associated with processes of enlightenment and related to the Sixth (Brow or Third Eye) Chakra.
It is composed almost exclusively of light and is also known as the intuitive level.
This layer gives us access to higher qualities of feelings, thoughts and manifestations.

Ketheric or Causal Body (Mental Aspect)  7 LayerRelated image
The seventh layer is the Ketheric or Causal Body associated with the Divine or Universal Consciousness and is related to the Seventh (Crown) Chakra.
The causal body contains the life plan or “soul contract” and reflects all experiences and events that the soul has ever experienced and is the level directly related to the current incarnation.
The ketheric body is the purest form and link to God, within each of us.

Memory Body 8 Layer
The eighth layer is the Time Layer associated with interfaces from past Akashic Records, present and future karmic memories, or existences and is related to the Eighth (Memory or Time Continuum) Chakra. This layer is also known as the “White Zone.” It is connected with the crown of the head and extends upward one foot up to three feet above the physical body.

– Soul Body 9 Layer
The ninth layer is the Soul Body or Soul Level, associated with the planes between the worlds of heaven and now and is related to the Ninth (Soul Star) Chakra. This layer interfaces with our “oneness” with Divine order in our pre-destined soul contracts. This auric layer is very small and occupies an almost non-existent space on the physical plane. It is located several inches above the head.

– Integrative Body  10 Layer
The tenth layer is the Integrative Body that serves as a pathway between the physical and the spiritual worlds and related to the Tenth (Grounding) Chakra. This layer is also known as the “traveling path” for the “dream body” in which is able to separate itself from the physical body and enter into the astral realms. It can access data from our genetic and soul heritage and contains imprints of our soul purpose. It is also recognized as the layer which integrates our chakras and spiritual energy centers. It is located in between the physical body and the etheric body.

– Eternal Body  11 Layer
The eleventh layer is the Eternal Body or Eternal Soul level and where our physical bodies are transformed into a light body and prepared for ascension, and is related to the Eleventh (Eternal or Eternal Soul) Chakra. It is connected to and above the memory body in a linear funnel/mushroom shape.

– Universal Mind Body  12 Layer
The twelfth layer is the Universal Mind Body or Divine Consciousness Level, known as the ultimate connection to the Divine, Universal Consciousness, Ascended Masters and God, and is related to the Twelfth (Universal Mind) Chakra. It is located in an encompassment of fluid-like illumination penetrating the entire bodiment of the auric layers or esoteric bodies.

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Source: https://www.myspiritualgroup.com/Thread-The-7-subtle-bodies-of-a-human-being-Human-Nature

By Krya

You might have heard about this theory of 7 bodies, a human being is composed of. But is that true? Well you're are not mistaken as this is so true.

you might now wonder “ if this is true, then where are those 7 bodies located in us?” and “how do they all fit in us?” This physical body we have contains the rest of the bodies ( 6 invisible bodies). Those 6 subtle bodies do not all have a human form (legs, arms, head etc).
Especially not the last 3 subtle bodies.

Here's the list:
1) - Physical body
2) - Etheric Body
3) - Astral body
4) - Mental Body
5) - Causal body
6) - Buddic Body
7) - Atmic Body

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All those bodies occupy the same space, in a way that they mix like water in a brick, or milk in water. If we take the brick as our physical body, then water is the Etheric body (the first invisible body).
If it is true you can add to your cup of tea different other things like milk and sugar, then it is also true that you have in your physical body( in the cup of tea), a mix of other different bodies ( sugar, milk... ).
Also, each body do not vibrate at the same level. The physical body is the slowest in vibrations and the atmic body is the highest in vibrations. The higher the vibration the more the manifestation of God is possible. And what does that mean?
Vibrations means the degree of life. Life in the physical body is slower than life in the atmic body. That means, God is very much felt from the upper bodies than the lower ones.

The lower bodies are : The physical body, the astral body, the mental body.
The higher bodies are : the Causal body , the buddic body and the Atmic body.
So from here we can divide a human into 2 groups of bodies ( the lower bodies and the higher bodies).

But why must we consider this division? Well this is so we can come to answer most of the questions we commonly do not manage to answer. What is life? What is God? What is our purpose in life? why should we look for God?
One could answer to most of these questions from this knowledge of bodies. I'll explain.

The lower bodies is a trinity (1,2,3 bodies), this group of body is a copy of the higher bodies, which is also a trinity.
Trinity as you might already know is the expression of a kind of life. So what kind of life a normal human being usually have, the answer is the "The life of the lower bodies" (the lower trinity), yes because human in general function in that lower group of bodies.
The group of lower bodies is the lower nature (or lower self) of a human, and the group of higher bodies is the higher nature (or higher self) of a human.

Let's elaborate a bit more. Our lower nature is connected to the lower worlds ( or the lower regions of the universe), and our higher nature is connected to the higher worlds (or higher plans of existence), also called “the spiritual worlds”.
Here’s the relationship between our different subtle bodies and the subtle worlds.
the physical body = the physical world ( We can all see and touch )
The astral body = The astral world ( the world of our feelings and desires)
The mental body = The mental world ( The world of thoughts)
The causal body = The world of Ideas, Intuition, The knowledge of God.
The buddic body = The world of Universal Love, The love of God
The Atmic body = The world of Divine Power, the will of God.

So same as our physical body moves and lives in the physical world, the rest of bodies move and live in their respective worlds.
Now before I keep on, here's something worth to remember. Each body contains the rest of other bodies. For example, when we sleep, our astral body leaves our physical body. And it takes with him the rest of the subtle bodies, leaving in the physical body just a little part of the etheric body.
The same thing happens when our physical body dies. However this time, the etheric body completely leaves the physical body too ( generally 40 days after physical death if the body has not been burned).

Now all esoteric people say that a human being is structured in the same way as the universe. A humans is a small universe. That means everything we find in us should be found outside of us, in the bigger universe right?

So here's what things are in the outside world
But first of all I should warn you that I have no idea how big the universe is, I strongly believe it to be infinite (if not an infinite number of limited universes). That’s why I'll take a smaller (limited) universe as an example: Our solar system. The 7 planets are our 7 bodies.
The physical body = earth
The Etheric body = Moon
The astral body = Mars ( Moon too)
the mental body = mercury
the causal body = Jupiter
The buddic body = Venus
The atmic body = Saturn.

But the way I've positioned the planets changes from one spiritual system (school) to another, so your discernment is needed. From the outside universe we can see clearer and study in details about our own subtle bodies we can't see.

For example, science knows that mercury is the closest planet to the sun. If like esoteric people, you considered The sun as the expression of the Divine world, and Mercury as our mental body, it would be clear that our mind is closest to the Divine world (vibration wise) than the rest of the lower bodies (physical body and astral body).

Also science found out that although mercury is the closest to the sun, it's not the hottest, the hottest is Venus, Venus in us is the buddic body, so it then makes sense why it's so hot, because our buddic body is the one which is full of love ( heat). The love of God. Mars is also known to be hot, but not the same kind of hot as Venus, being connected to our astral body, this Mars hotness is our human way of loving.

Science says that the reason why mercury is not as hot as Venus, is because mercury almost has no atmosphere, so the heat is lost all the time in that planet. This explains why our mind doesn't know how to love, but it knows more of the light of God ( the beams of the sun) which reaches mercury sooner than other planets in the system. This is also explains why spiritualists empty the mind to connect to God light, since that is what Mercury (symbol of the mind) does. Mercury removes its atmosphere ( thoughts) to let the light touch him entirely.

Finally Science has observed how fast planets which are nearer to the sun move faster than those away from the sun. Mercury is the fastest of all planets. Just another explanation to why our mental body vibrates quicker than other planets. For example, things are done quicker in the mental world than in the astral or physical world. You can for example build a house in your mind in 10 seconds, while it would take you 10 years to finish building it in the physical world. You can now imagine how instantly the universe must have been created. However the physical side of the universe is taking longer to complete.

There are so many more things we can understand from the solar system, but I wouldn’t make of this post a book Smile

Let your personal meditation take you as far as to even match the 7 planets, the 7 days of the week to 7 chackras of our bodies.

Those body energies gather together in each body in the form of a Chakra. We can use the chakras to touch the spiritual body we want to develop. This is why chakra development was proved to be so effective in the practical spirituality for centuries.

Let’s maybe stick to the topic. Our lower nature, for being an image of the higher nature, needs to purify itself, the lower nature mission is to try to identify itself to the higher nature. The higher bodies trinity is indeed our higher nature. Our higher self is looking at a mirror (Time and space), and what he sees is its image ( the lower self). Most of us have our consciences in(working in) the image, in that other person of the mirror. We are living a in mirror, in an illusion, because the image is not the true us.

When we move our consciousness from our physical body into the astral body, we feel and desire whatever is going on in the astral world; the same when we move our consciousness into the causal body, we hear voice of God (the cosmic music, and spiritual ideas); And when we move our consciousness into the buddic body, we can love, truly love, and desire whatever goes on in the spiritual world, beauty can now be felt. As for the atmic body, don't ask me, I just do not know honestly.

The good news is that the causal body is the entry point to our higher nature, and that's where we are all going, and some of us are already there. When a human get to live his causal body most of the time, we say that the spiritual world is opened to him. That's where to me spirituality begins, where someone is reborn-ed, and can now make his way up to the top.
In reality when someone get to use his casual body, he also get to use a bit of his buddic and atmic body, because these 3 bodies are an entity, they work together. Just like our physical, astral and mental body work together.

Those bodies are mixed. that's why when we think, we can feel and act instantly. each body affect the other body. So the development of one will affect the others too. For example, you purified your physical body, then the next body, the astral body is also affected and it copies the physical body state. Now if you purify the astral body, it will influence both , the physical body and the mental body, because the astral body is in the center of our lower nature. This is why religion gave priority in developing a good heart, by giving us the "Do and don't does of life " ex: do not eat that, do not kill people, do not judge, do not insult etc , This is all to help us keep an acceptable astral body vibration. And to my view that's where the mission of religions stops.

Now for all who have tried to go beyond, who have higher Goals, Things goes as far as to rise the astral and mental vibrations and then the causal vibrations.

This is when we have understood that
The state of the mind body influences, changes strongly the astral body's state;
The state of the astral body changes the state (wealth ) of the physical body.
The state of the physical body affect our physical body and astral body and all the astral bodies around us in the visible world.

This is why, it's useless to force a spiritual face, because if your inside is pure enough, your face will have the expression of that purity. In fact we can't hide what we develop inside us.
It always comes out. Always. and it does not only stops to us, those changes that started inside will go out and influence everybody around us, and the higher we vibrate, the more positive influence we have on people's inner world.

Love and light to you.

The 4 Lower Bodies

"What you think and feel you bring into form, where your thought is there you are, for you are your consciousness; what you meditate upon, you become." ~ Saint Germain