Tag Archives: Etheric Double

The Mystery of Death

The dissolution of form is a fundamental element of the cosmic process.

All things change.

All conditions pass away.

No form ever remains permanent…

Existence is a stream, a series of waves, eternal movement.

The irrational desire for permanence and the desire for crystallization must end.

Life and death are bound up together and the terms death and limitation are synonymous.

We live in a fluid universe and, in order to bring to completion the Great Work to which we are all called, mankind must grasp the alchemical truth:  death, or dissolution, is the secret of the Great Work.

The Great Work or Alchemy is the process which transmutes base metal into gold; within humans it’s the process that raises humankind from human to God-Man.

The dissolution of the physical body is a necessary and beneficial manifestation of life and is not the cessation of self-conscious existence.  Death of the physical is therefore not evil as is understood by the unenlightened who feel it is the last enemy to be conquered.  When correctly understood, however, the very forces that lead to physical death are the same that will bring the individual into the consciousness of eternal life.

When an entity chooses to incarnate on the plane of matter, he takes on a garment of flesh, which creates limitation and brings about a death to his previous life. That death in turn brings about his/her beginning in the world of matter.  As part of the continuing spectrum, at the time of physical withdrawal or death, he dies to the world of limitation and returns back to the world of spirit from whence he came and the freedom it offers.

When an individual focuses their consciousness on ‘form’ and identifies almost completely with the principle of death or limitation, he/she interprets freedom from physical life as death. However, as the individual evolves, his consciousness increasingly shifts into that which is not form and more into the world of the abstract or spirit. This is achieved through meditation when the individual begins to use the mind, a reflection of the Will aspect.  This conditions the personality and provides an entrance into the world of the soul, bringing into view the full purpose of the soul resulting in the overcoming of the fear of death.

Death for the average person is a catastrophic experience filled with dread and fear. It conjures up thoughts of leaving a warm, loving, lighted room and being dragged kicking and screaming into a lonely, cold, dark room, hoping for the best but having no assurance of anything.

What is forgotten however is that every night during the hours of sleep we die to the physical plane while alive and functioning on other planes. This is because we have achieved the ability and have the facility to leave the physical body.  However, because most are unable to consciously bring back the recollections from the interval and active living before coming back into the body, they are unable to relate sleep and death.

Death, in essence is only a longer period of sleep between the physical plane.  In sleep, the magnetic thread or current of energy through which the life force is connected to the body is preserved intact and constitutes the path of return to the body. In death, this life thread is severed or broken and the conscious individual cannot return to the physical body. Lacking the principle of coherence, the physical body then disintegrates.  This happens in accordance with the will and purpose of the soul.

In the body, the life current differentiates into two threads and is anchored in two locations.  They are anchored in the body as follows:

  1. The soul thread is anchored or seated in the brain in the region of the pineal gland.  This makes the individual an intelligent, rational entity; self-conscious and self-directing and makes him aware of the world in which he lives according to the place he has reached in his evolution. The development of this mechanism in the three areas of cerebro-spinal, sympathetic and peripheral nervous system and endocrine also helps greatly to facilitate his functioning in the world as a conscious entity.
  2. The second aspect of the soul is anchored in the heart and is responsible for the animation of every atom in the body and constitutes the principle of coherence or integration. The soul aspect is the life principle; the principle of determination; the central nucleus of positive energy by which all the atoms of the body are held in their right place and are all subordinated to the Will of the soul. This life principle uses the blood stream as its mode of expression and its controlling agency.  Through the close association of the blood stream with the endocrine system, man becomes a conscious, living entity governed by and expressing the purposes of the soul in all the activities of human living.

Death is, therefore, the withdrawal from the heart and the head of these two streams of energy.  Withdrawal of these two streams of energy produces a complete loss of consciousness and disintegration of the body. Death is different from sleep in that both streams of energy are withdrawn. The two threads are then unified in the one life thread.  When this happens the individual becomes unconscious and his focus and awareness is elsewhere and no longer toward the tangible physical.

What might not be widely known is that there is that the human body has an underlying, interpenetrating vital body which is the counterpart to the physical body and is even larger than the physical body. This is called the etheric body or etheric double.  It is an energy body composed of force centers and force threads called nadis.  These are the counterparts to the nervous apparatus in the physical body, the nerves and nerve ganglia. There are two places in the human vital body where there are orifices or openings for the exit of the life force.  One opening is in the solar plexus and the other is in the brain, at the top of the head. A closely woven web of etheric matter composed of interlacing strands of life energy cover theses orifices.  In the process of death, the pressure of the life energy beating against the web produces a puncturing or, eventually, an opening. Depending on the point of evolution of the entity, he will exit through either the solar plexus or the top of the head.  The more evolved, rational thinking being, exits through the top of the head.

Physical death occurs through four stages:

  • Withdrawal from the dense physical body
  • Withdrawal from the etheric body
  • Vacating the astral or emotional body
  • Finally the leaving of the mental body

The goal of the Masters of Wisdom is for all humans to die consciously by linking the physical and astral planes such that both will constitute one plane.  This linking of the two planes— physical and emotional, offers the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of one’s sojourn on this planet.

The following explains how an individual makes his/her transition to the other side:

  1. Exit through the head is by the intellectual type, by the disciples, and the initiates of the world.
  2. Exit through the heart is used by the kindly well-meaning who is a good citizen and intelligent friend and a philanthropic worker.
  3. Exit through the region of the solar plexus used by the emotional, unintelligent, unthinking individual and by those whose animal nature is strong.

Death, like birth, is a symbolic beginning

New information is increasingly becoming available about the process of death leading to a greater understanding of the death and dying process. There is a technique and training for dying that should be learned during one’s life which will lead to ‘conscious’ dying.

The Masters of Wisdom who have guided humanity across the centuries are now preparing humanity for the next step that will enable individuals to move to the next step in the evolution of his consciousness in which there will be a continuity of consciousness and the fear and terror of death will be overcome.

LVX—May Light Be Extended Upon You!

____________________________________________________________

For more of this kind of information please visit: http://www.ancientmysterybooks.com

https://amzn.to/2MT5MBr

Leave a comment

April 29, 2012 · 9:13 pm

Initiation

Initiation

Initiation marks the point at which the individual recognizes in fact, and not only in theory, his identity with the Divine Self in which he has his existence.

It is a conscious process and not something that happens to you in a wave of euphoria.

I have heard many people in the New Age movement talk about Ascension and the idea of taking ascension classes.  I have asked them to explain if, by ascension they are referring to the process that is spoken of that Jesus went through.  They usually become hesitant to associate their process with that of Jesus’.

When I explain that what Jesus went through is the process of Initiation that makes one an Initiate, an Adept and a Master Mason, they usually recoil from the idea.  But, this makes for a great disconnect if followers of Jesus do not want to associate themselves with who he really was, namely, the Wayshower to the path of Initiation and, by extension, his process.

For many in the New Age community there is a lot of difficulty for them to make the transition from mysticism, which is usually associated with the Eastern tradition, to occultism, and the Western tradition.

The prevailing thinking seems to be that everything eastern is holy, spiritual and therefore good while, on the other hand, anything western is unholy and therefore bad but nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, this thinking reflects the deep separation that exists in the minds of mankind that is responsible for the maladies of the world.

All things are spiritual

It needs to be understood that regardless of one’s culture, race, religious or spiritual orientation, everyone must and will achieve initiation, whether it is in this life or the next or whether it is on this planet or somewhere else.

The process of Initiation liberates the individual from the bondage of ignorance

In fact, what keeps mankind in bondage is his ignorance of his own nature, origin and destiny. And, it is this ignorance he each yearns be liberated from.

The reward or wages at the end of this journey toward liberation is Wisdom, not Gold

I recently heard a minister ask his congregation who would sign up for a life that does not involve material prosperity.  The answer is clear:  Jesus did.  Initiates do.

For the initiate on the path of initiation or liberation, he or she must renounce the world of matter because it is only through this renunciation that he will realize that he has dominion over all Matter.

Each person would do well to regard initiation as a pivotal process in his lifetime and strive to endeavor that every life experience or cycle of life experiences, progress them into a wider field of awareness and expression, all of which will result in their final Initiation.

The underlying theme of the individual evolutionary process is the desire to reconcile each pairs of opposites, which Venus, in Taurus, reveals to the aspirant.  Venus, later in the sign of Capricorn, reveals to man the desire for the whole, the universal, which marks the hallmark of the Initiate.  This process as impacted by Capricorn leads the individual from a self-conscious to group conscious entity. This is how Brotherhood will be established on the planet in the Aquarian Age.   The internal process that each person goes through steadily works this out in the physical, emotional and mental bodies of those prepared to take the next step.

Initiation, which is another name for fusion and/or synthesis, involves the capacity to see, hear, comprehend, synthesize and correlate knowledge.

Initially the body and soul aspects are fused and then, in the final stage the soul infused vehicle merges with his spirit to create a fully illumined entity.

Man is becoming increasingly inclusive due to extra-planetary perceptions

Initiation begins a process that releases the powers of Christ consciousness within the individual resulting in the perfection of the personality vehicle that allows for the transmission of those powers outward, from the causal plane, into manifestation in the physical world.  These practices also modify the chemistry of the blood, which in turn causes a modification of the structures in certain areas of the brain.

The Initiate thus becomes the perfect vehicle, as symbolized by Hermes the messenger of God, because he has now become a God/Man.  He becomes  he “who is called the twice-born” who has built a new physical and not only metaphysical temple of which Solomon’s temple is an example.  These entities are human and live amongst us but go about unseen and/or unknown because they do not occupy the limelight and have no need to do so.

They oversee the administration of this planet

These beings know and understand the quintessence of pain and the depth of “sin” and suffering that mankind has experienced and, because of this knowledge, they are able to adjust their methods for working with humanity to fit the needs of each individual.  They have a love for humanity that triumphs all setbacks because this love is founded on patience, experience and wisdom.  They are distinguished by their knowledge, dynamic will, courage and silence.

Their knowledge, experience and courage are based on ages of endeavor, failure and renewed undertakings, which led to their eventual victory.  Because of this, they are now in service to mankind for a purpose that is enlightened, intelligent and cooperative.  This service to humanity is continuously adjusting itself to meet the needs of the group; to the hierarchical plan and purpose of the Planetary Ruler.   And, because they understand the plan for humanity so well and possess clear illuminated vision, they can bend their will unflinchingly and unswervingly to perform the Great Work of creation.

The Mystery of the Lion and the Unicorn “going up to town” holds within it the secret of initiation in which man must go up to the portal of the temple for admittance into the ‘Hierarchy of Masters’. It also alludes to the “mystic raising” of which Masonry holds the key.

Masonry will be the religious philosophy of the 21st century

The story, The Mystery of the Lion and the Unicorn, also deals with the emergence of the one-pointed consciousness of the initiate.  It also speaks to the defeat of the Lion, which esoterically, has always been used to symbolize the personality, wherein the lower self and animal nature in man is territorial and selfish.

The defeat of the King of Beasts results in the triumph of group, world consciousness and selflessness over selfishness and self-consciousness.  In the true esoteric understanding of this myth, the king of beasts is blinded and killed by the piercing of his eyes and heart by the long horn of the unicorn, and the Initiate is born.

The literal meaning of initiation is “to enter into or begin something”; in the broadest sense it means entrance into the spiritual life.  Therefore, a man who takes his first step into the spiritual kingdom passes out of the purely human kingdom into the superhuman or fifth kingdom.

Just as Man passed out of the animal kingdom into the human kingdom during the stage of individualization; on the path of initiation he now enters upon a life of spirit and begins the final stage of the fivefold evolution.

He groped his way through the Hall of Ignorance for many ages; has gone through the Hall of Learning and is now entering university or, the Hall of Wisdom.

Upon graduation he will receive his degree as Master of Compassion, with Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding.

  • Knowledge—a product of the Hall of Learning may be described as the sum total of the human experience and discovery. It can be correlated, diagnosed and defined by the use of human intellect. Knowledge is concerned with the material side of life, evolution, matter in the solar systems, the planet, the three worlds of human evolution and the bodies of men.
  • Wisdom—the product of the Hall of Wisdom relates to the development of life within the form and with the progress of the spirit through the ever-changing personality vehicles. And, with the expansion of consciousness that succeed each form life to life. Wisdom deals with the essence of things and not with the things themselves. It is the intuitive perception of truth apart from the reasoning faculty; the innate perception that can distinguish between real and unreal. Wisdom might be described as the gradual blending of the mystic and the occultist and is the therefore the erecting of the temple of wisdom on the foundation of knowledge.
  • Knowledge is the science of matter, wisdom is the science of the spirit
  • Knowledge separates and is objective, wisdom is synthetic and subjective
  • Knowledge divides, wisdom unites
  • Knowledge differentiates, wisdom blends
  • Understanding—defined as the Faculty of Thinker in Time, able to appropriate Knowledge as the foundation of wisdom.  Understanding is that which enables the individual to adapt the things of form to the life of spirit. Wisdom deals with the One Self; Knowledge with the Not-Self; Understanding is the point of view of the Thinker or his relationship between Wisdom and Knowledge.

Initiation is the normal process of evolutionary development.  It leads to the mountaintop where vision can be obtained—a vision of the Eternal Now, where past, present and future exist as one.  A vision of the golden pageant of all the races with the golden thread of pedigree carried through the many types of personality vehicles.  A vision of the golden sphere that holds all life forms—deva, human, animal, vegetable, mineral, elemental— held in unison through many evolutions and through which can be seen pulsating life beating in regular rhythm.

Initiation leads to the cave within whose circumscribing walls the pairs of opposites are known, and the secret of good and evil are revealed.  It leads to the Cross and to the absolute sacrifice which must transpire before perfect liberation can be attained. Only then does the initiate stand free of all earth’s shackles, and is held by nothing in the three worlds—Physical, Emotional and Mental. Initiation leads Man to the Hall of Wisdom and puts into his hands the key to all information, systemic and cosmic, in graduated sequence.

L.V.X—May Light be Extended Upon You!

For more information check out these books at: http://url2it.com/lqii  or

http://url2it.com/ljeh

3 Comments

Filed under Etta D. Jackson