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Filename: RC1077.TXT Source: "The Rosicrucian Philosophy in Questions & Answers, Vol. I" by Max Heindel [PAGE 2734] QUESTION NO. 182: HOW IS IT THAT NOT MANY WHO STUDY THE HIGHEST PHILOSOPHY INTEREST THEM- SELVES IN BETTERING INDUSTRIAL CONDITIONS, SUCH AS THE ABOLITION OF WAGE SLAVERY, WHICH IS AS DEGRADING AND BRUTAL AS BLACK SLAVERY WAS? ANSWER: All occultists recognize the crying needs of the day, and none long more ardently for the day of liberation, the day when brotherly love shall be a fact, when the nations shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, as prophesied by Isaiah, but they go about making these conditions in a different way. Socialistic Labor Unions and such like organizations are seeking to better CONDITIONS, but the oc- cultist maintains that their methods are inefficient, and frustrate lasting realization of their object, for there can be no doubt that IT IS MEN WHO MAKE CONDITIONS and not conditions that make the men. If, therefore, we seek to better humanity and raise their standard of right and wrong, if we seek to elevate their ideals, then WHEN MEN HAVE BECOME BETTER, as a natural consequence, CONDITIONS WILL BE BETTER. Under the present conditions, when labor unions, by strike or through the employer's fear of a strike, have succeeded in gaining a better condition, the employer at once commences to plot how he may checkmate them and frus- trate their object. He bands together with other employers for mutual pro- tection and these organizations are always at war with the labor unions. The better conditions which are obtained by one are continually changed by the other. When, however, the employer as well as the employed have been Christianized an have learned to do unto others as they would have others do [PAGE 2735] unto them, there will be no necessity for labor unions, for the employers will look out for the welfare of their employees and anticipate their wants. This state of affairs, the occultist believes, can be brought about by thinking about it, because all things and all conditions have first been thoughts in the minds of men. Therefore, he earnestly prays that the minds of men may be opened to the fact of universal brotherhood, that they may take into their hearts the love of God and become united in seeking to do the right instead of separately planning how to oppress and intimidate oth- ers. QUESTION NO. 183: CAN ANYONE STUDY OCCULTISM, LIVE THE HIGHER LIFE AND BE A MILLIONAIRE? ANSWER: Christ said to the rich young man, "Go, get rid of all thou hast," but the young man, being very much taken up with the good things of this life, went away sadly, and the Christ remarked concerning the diffi- culty besetting the rich man's entrance into heaven. He did not say that it is impossible, but he knew what a snare and a temptation there is in riches. Nevertheless, a man may be a millionaire and still striving to live the [PAGE 2736] higher life. Riches are a clog and a fetter, but it would be absolutely wrong to infer that riches prevent occult development. All depends upon what vie a man takes of his riches. If he uses them for the purpose of self-aggrandizement and to oppress his fellowmen, of course there can be no spiritual growth, but where a man regards himself as the stewart of his pos- sessions, and where he aims to build factories having model conditions and model tenement houses, etc., WHERE HE WORKS STRENUOUSLY HIMSELF TO SEE THAT HIS PHILANTHROPIC IDEAS ARE BEING CARRIED OUT, and that his fellowmen are receiving good conditions and every chance for self improvement, wealth is an enormous power for good. When a man works thus unselfishly for the wel- fare of others he will not have much chance to think of self-improvement, and his spiritual growth will be unconscious rather than obvious. Neverthe- less, he will progress enormously, and his opportunities to do better and greater work will increase as the years pass by in this life and also in fu- ture lives. That was really the meaning of the parable of the talents. Those who used their talents were made rulers over a number of cities in or- der to give them adequate employment in the evolutionary scheme. On the other hand, if a man owns a factory and becomes so imbued with a desire for occult development that he selfishly sells out his factory and throws his workmen out of employment in order that he may develop his own powers and live the higher life, such a man is shirking his duty and will undoubtedly receive a rebuke at the hands of the Master, for he has buried his talent and in a new life he will find himself deprived of the opportunity which he has neglected. [PAGE 2737] QUESTION NO. 184: DO YOU BELIEVE IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT? IS IT NOT BETTER AND MORE MERCIFUL THAN IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE? ANSWER: Among the savages might is right, the stronger always overpowers the weaker. We pride ourselves that in our civilization we have come to a higher stage, and that we practice altruism in all departments of our pol- ity. Nevertheless, although we do not go out with a club and promiscuously murder our fancied adversaries, except in war, we do murder in a refined way by what we call law. There was a time when the thief was hanged by law. Nowadays we designate such punishment barbaric, but capital punishment is still a blot upon our civilization. Besides, we are much more refined in our cruelty than the people in older civilizations, for they hanged or be- headed the so-called criminal in short order, while we keep him incarcerated for years, subject him to the torture of long jury trials, set the day for his execution a long way ahead and allow him in the meantime to suffer death by anticipation during all the intervening time. We profess that our object is not retaliation, but plead that it is nec- essary to safeguard society and to deter others from committing like crimes, but capital punishment promotes murder. When a man has homicidal tenden- cies, he should be properly restrained so that he may not hurt his fellow- men. To kill him, however, does not restrain him; death liberates him in the Desire World, and as the Desire World is all about us he is at perfect liberty to go among people and instill into them thoughts of hatred and ven- geance against society. Therefore, murder is multiplied. Besides, ho- [PAGE 2738] micidal mania is aided by the press. The glaring headlines which recite the ghastly minutiae of the crime incite others to go and at likewise. If the press would only be silent about murders and suicides we should have a great deal less crime in the land, and it is very gratifying to see that there are at least some newspapers, for instance a Christian Science publi- cation, which refuses to print anything that is not good. As to the part of the question which says, "Is death not better than im- prisonment for life?" we may say "Perhaps, under the present conditions of prison regime, it is." But that branch of our institutions also calls for reform and we have much to do and undo in our treatment of those whom we call criminals. They are our brothers, just as much as the so-called re- spectable members of society who have not yet committed the unpardonable crime of being found out. It is true that we have made prison life somewhat better and less barbaric than it used to be. It is also true that we have probation and suspended sentences nowadays, but we are far from treating these weaker brothers properly yet. If we could understand thoroughly that they are our brothers and treat them as we would treat a weak brother who was the son of our own mother, we should be doing nearer right, for who amongst us if his own brother committed a wrong would send him to prison with scorn or call him "jail bird" when he had served his sentence, or os- tracize him for life because of a weakness? When a person is sick with ty- phoid fever we do not get angry with him and send him to the hospital for a month; we send him there UNTIL CURED, we take good care of him, and aim to aid him in recovering his health, and we rejoice with him when he is well. A criminal is weak and mentally sick. He should not be sent to prison for a [PAGE 2739] term, but should be sent to an institution where he could be properly taught and helped to overcome his weakness. Not until we treat our weaker brothers with such loving care may we say that we have risen above the barbarian maxim of demanding an eye for an eye. How can we dare to pray "forgive us our transgressions AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US," while we treat these poor brothers as we do even now? QUESTION NO. 185: WHAT IS THE VIEWPOINT OF THE ROSICRUCIANS ON WOMAN SUFFRAGE? ANSWER: The spirit is neither male nor female, but manifests alternately as man and woman, so that looking at woman suffrage from the larger stand- point, it would be to the advantage of the men of the present day to grant women that which is really their right--a full and complete equality in ev- ery particular. The double social standard which obtains at the present time, where by a man may commit the social sin without being ostracized, should be done away with. Woman's work should be paid as much as man's work, and in every case the lines which are laid down so admirably in Edward Bellamy's novel, "Looking Backward," should be followed. [PAGE 2740] The advisability of this equitable social arrangement will be evident if we look at life from the viewpoint that this earth life is but one in many, and that we are born as men and women alternately; but there are other rea- sons why woman should be given the franchise. In man the dense body is positive and man's positive forces are therefore particularly focused upon the Chemical Region of the Physical World. He is most particularly inter- ested in that which he can weigh, measure, analyze and work with in his daily life; his development is particularly along the material lines, shap- ing the earth and everything upon it to suit his fancy, but taking little or not interest in the spiritual side of things. Woman, on the other hand, has the positive vital body and as a result is intuitively in touch with the spiritual vibrations of the universe. She is more idealistic and imaginative, taking a great interest in all the things which make for THE MORAL UPLIFTMENT of the race, and a it is only by the moral and the spiritual growth that humanity can advance at this time, she is really the prime factor in evolution. It would be of an enormous benefit to the race if she were given an equal right with man in every particular. For not until then can we hope to see reforms rought about that will really unite humanity. We see that by analogy if we will look into the home, where woman is really the central pillar around which both husband and children cluster. According to her ability she makes the home what it is, she is the cementing influence and the peacemaker. The father may pass out by death or otherwise, the children may leave, while the mother remains, the home is there; but when the mother is taken away by death, the home is at once bro- ken up. Some have argued, "Yes, but when she is taken away by politics the home [PAGE 2741] will be broken up just as much." But of that there need be no fear. During the transition stage while women have to fight for their rights, and, pos- sibly, a short time afterward, until they have adjusted themselves, there may in some cases a neglect of the home, but in the places where it has al- ready been tried no homes have been broken up and much good has been achieved, for women can always be counted upon to stand for any improvement which makes for morality. While laws are only makeshifts to bring humanity to a higher plane where each one will be a law unto himself, doing right without coercion, it is nevertheless necessary that such reforms should be brought about at the present time by legislation. QUESTION NO. 186: IF OCCULTISTS ABSTAIN FROM FLESH EATING BECAUSE IT REQUIRES A TRAGEDY IN ITS PREPARATION, AND THEY DO NOT WISH TO BE A PARTY TO TAKING LIFE, EITHER DIRECTLY OR BY PROXY, IS IT NOT ALSO TAKING LIFE WHEN WE EAT EGGS OR FRUIT, VEGETABLES, ETC.? ANSWER: The case mentioned by the inquirer is very different from taking life by killing an animal. In fact, while it is necessary to kill an animal in order to? obtain its flesh, and we are, therefore, doing it harm, we are actually helping a tree when we take the fruit away from it, as will be [PAGE 2742] readily seen when we understand the process of germination. The process is the same with animals a with human beings, and in fact with all kingdoms. When an animal is to be born, the group spirit, helped by nature spirits and angels, fashions the vital body of the coming animal, which is then deposited in the womb of the mother and the seed atoms are de- posited in the semen of the male; then gestation takes place and an animal is born. Without the presence of the seed atom and the matrix vital body no dense animal body can be formed. Similar conditions govern fecundation in the case of an egg, or of a plant seed. They are like the female ova--they are so many OPPORTUNITIES. If an egg is put into an incubator or under a hen, the group spirit sends for the the requisite life, accepting the op- portunity for embodiment. If a seed is dropped in the soil, that is also fertilized when the proper conditions have been made for its development, but not before. When an egg is crushed, cooked or in other ways dis- qualified for its primal designation, or where a seed is stored for years perhaps, there is no life, and consequently we do no wrong when we use these products for food. It is even beneficial to plants when the ripe fruits are removed, because then they cease to take sap from the tree unnecessarily. [PAGE 2743] QUESTION NO. 187: IS THAT TERRIBLE ENTITY WHICH GLYNDON SAW IN BULWER LYTTON'S "ZANONI" THE SAME AS MR HYDE IN ROBERT L. STEVENSON'S STORY? ANSWER: No. There is a similarity in certain respects, but in other points there is a very great difference. The dreadful entity seen by Glyndon is spoken of in occultism as the "Dweller on the Threshold." When the neophyte enters into the Desire World consciously, having left his physical body behind in sleep, he must pass an entity such as that described by Glyndon. This is the embodiment of all the evil deeds of his past which, having not yet been expiated, await eradication in future lives. He must recognize and acknowledge that entity as part of himself. He must promise himself to liquidate, as soon as possible, all the debts represented by yon terrible shape. This entity is not even apparent to the ordinary man during the times be- tween death and a new birth, though ever present. It is a demon, and is offset by another shape which represents all the good a man has done in the past, and may be called his guardian angel, but these twin forms, as said, are invisible to the ordinary man at all times, though ever potent in his life. It sometimes happens, however, that an individual passes out at death with a desire nature so extremely strong that after he has expiated the deeds it contained in Purgatory, and has entered the Second Heaven, this shell holds together and lasts until the man is reborn. It is then drawn to him by magnetic attraction and he possesses, as it were, A DOUBLE DESIRE BODY. The desire body of the old life may then at times make itself felt [PAGE 2744] and cause him to lead a double life, substantially as related by Robert Louis Stevenson, impelling him to do deeds which he loathes, because the suffering engendered in expurgating them is acting as conscience and causing him to repel the evil. Fortunately, however, such cases are extremely rate at this present date. QUESTION NO. 188: IF WE AMPUTATE THE ARM OF A MAN, SAW OFF THE LIMB OF A TREE AND BLAST AWAY A PORTION OF A CLIFF, WILL THE INVISIBLE COUNTERPART OF THESE DIFFERENT OBJECTS ALSO BE SEVERED? ANSWER: In the case of the arm which is amputated, the etheric counter- part will still remain with the vital body, although there is a certain mag- netic tie between that and the physical arm which is buried. A case is on record of a man who, having had his arm amputated, complained bitterly of pains as if something were piercing the flesh of his arm. This pain contin- ued for several weeks, when the arm was at last exhumed and it was found that in boxing a nail had been driven through the flesh in the place where the man felt pain. When the nail was removed the pain ceased. Persons who have had arms or limbs amputated sometimes complain of pain in the member [PAGE 2745] for a few years after the operation. Then the pain ceases because the etheric arm has decayed synchronously with the limb in the grave. The vital body of the plant is only composed of the two densest ethers--the CHEMICAL ETHER and the LIFE ETHER--which enable the plant to grow and propagate, but it lacks the two higher ethers--the LIGHT ETHER and REFLECTING ETHER--hence it has no sensation or memory of what passes around it. Therefore, amputation of a limb will not be felt by the plant, ad in the case of the cliff which is blasted, only the CHEMICAL ETHER is present, so that the crystals will have no feelings at all. Still, it would be wrong to infer that there is no feeling in either of these cases, for though the plants and the minerals have no individual means of feeling, they are envel- oped and interpenetrated by the ethers and the Desire World of the planet, and the PLANETARY SPIRIT FEELS everything, on the same principle that our finger, having no INDIVIDUAL desire body, cannot feel, but we, the indwelling spirits inhabiting the body, feel any hurt done to the finger. [PAGE 2746] QUESTION NO. 189: DO YOU KNOW OF A PLACE, A HOME OR RETREAT WHERE ON MAY GO TO LIVE THIS BEAUTIFUL, SIMPLE AND HARMLESS LIFE YOU ARE ADVOCATING? ANSWER: No, we do not know of any home, and if a home were founded for that purpose, we should feel very sorry for its inmates. If we have a high temper and go into the mountains to live as recluses where there are not people to rile our sensibilities, it is small credit to us that we do not become impatient with others. If we find it difficult to overcome our vices or faults in the city, and go into the wilds where those temptations do not exist, small is our credit for not yielding. We have been placed in cities and among our fellows in order that we should accustom and accommodate our- selves to them, and learn to keep our tempers despite any riling--learn to shun temptations where they exist. One may be in the mountains and his heart in the city, or he may immure himself in a monastery and yet be long- ing of the pleasures of the world. It is best to stay in the place where we are found and there develop the spiritual qualities that shall make us bet- ter men and women. There is work to be done in the world, and if we fly from the world, how shall we do it? We have a responsibility to our fellow- men. unless we discharge that responsibility we are shirking our duty, and fate will bring us back in such an environment that we cannot escape. Therefore, it is better to aim to learn all the lessons that are at our hands instead of running away from them. [PAGE 2747] DIAGRAM 14A: | | GOD | /--------\ /--------\ | NEGATIVE POSITIVE | <<*>> | | * \--------/ | \--------/ | | | | | |-* | *-| | |----------|--------| Saturn | | | Vulcan | | Group 1 | Group 2| Period |-------|-----|-| Period | |----------|--------|-|G.3 |-----|-----| | | |--------|--------| | | | | | | | |G.4 | | | | | | | Venus |-|-----|-------| Sun | G.3 |-|--------|----------|G.5 Period | |-----|-----| Period | | |--------|--------| | | | | G.4 | | | | | | | | | | Moon |-------|-----|-| Jupiter | G.5 |----------|--------|-| G.6 Period |-----|-----| | Period | |--------|--------| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-|-----|-------| | G.6 |-|--------|----------|G.7 Earth | |-----|-----| Period | | |--------|--------| | | | | | | | Mercury | | | Mars | | | | Half |-- | --| Half | G.7 |----------|-- | | | | | | | ---|--------| | | -------------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------| GROUP NO. | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | -------------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------| COMBINING CAPACITY | R2O | R O | R2O3 | R O2 | R H3 | R H2 | R H | | | | | R M4 | R2O5 | R O3 | R2O7 | -------------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------| ATOMIC WEIGHT | LI.7 | GL.9 | B.10.9| C.12 | N.14 | O.16 | FL.19 | -------------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------| DENSITY | Na | Mg | Al | Si | S | P | Ce | | 0.97 | 1.75 | 2.49 | 2.65 | 2.06 | 1.84 | 1.38 | -------------------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------|-------| AS ABOVE, SO BELOW The world, the man, and the atom are governed by the same law. Our dense earth is now in its 4th stage of consolidation. The mind, the desire body, and the vital body are less solid than our 4th vehicle, the dense body. In the atomic weight of the chemical elements there is a similar arrangement. The 4th group marks the acme of density. [PAGE 2748] DIAGRAM 12: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- | MAN'S FORM OF BODY | | | | | | | | | | PAST | PRESENT | FUTURE | | | | | | | | | | Bent Inwards | Straight | Bent Outwards | | | | | |During involution and | Consciousness |As celestial spheres.| | ante-natal life | at one |Consciousness in the | | unconscious. | extremity | center. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- THE FOUR KINGDOMS: |---------|--------|---------------------------|-----------------------------| | PURE | | WILL | THE ONE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT: | | | | | | | | | |MINERAL|PLANT |ANIMAL| HUMAN | | | | | GROUP |GROUP |GROUP | EGO | | SPIRIT | | IMAGINATION |SPIRIT |SPIRIT|SPIRIT|| || |---------|--------|---------------------------|-| |--| |--| |--| || | | | |7| | || | || | || || | | | ABSTRACT |-\ - /-|| |-|| |-|| || | WORLD | EGO | |6| | || | || | || || | | | THOUGHT |---|---|\ - /-|| |-|| || | | | |5 | | | || | || || |---------|--------|---------------------------|---|------|----\ - /--| || | | | |4 | | | | | || || | OF | | THE FOCUS OF MIND |---|---|--|---|--|---|\ --- /| | | MIND | |3 | | | | | | /^\ | | | | |---|---|--|---|--|---|--|||--| | THOUGHT | | |2 | | | | | | ||| | | | | CONCRETE THOUGHT |---|---|--|---|--|---|--|||--| | | | |1 | | | | | | ||| | |---------|--------|---------------------------|---|------|------|------|||--| | | | |7 | | | | | | ||| | | | | HIGHER |---|---|--|---|--|---|--|||--| | DESIRE | DESIRE | |6 | | | | | | ||| | | | | DESIRES |---|---|--|---|--|---|--|||--| | | | |5 | | | | | | ||| | | | |---------------------------|---|---|--|---|-\|/--|--|||--| | | | |4 | | | | /^\ | ||| | | | | FEELING>>>>>>>|---|---|--|---|-|||--|--|||--| | WORLD | BODY | |3 | | | | ||| | ||| | | | | LOWER >>>>> |---|---|--|---|-|||--|--|||--| | | | |2 | | | | ||| | ||| | | | | DESIRES >>>>> |---|---|--|---|-|||--|--|||--| | | | |1 | | | | ||| | ||| | |---------|--------|---------------------------|---|------|-----|||-----|||--| | | |REFLECTING ETHER:MEMORY |7 | | | | ||| | ||| | | | |---------------------------|---|---|-\|/--|-|||--|--|||--| | | VITAL |LIGHT ETHER:THE SENSES |6 | | /^\ | ||| | ||| | |PHYSICAL | |---------------------------|---|---|-|||--|-|||--|--|||--| | | |LIFE ETHER:PROPAGATION |5 | | ||| | ||| | ||| | | | BODY |---------------------------|--\|/--|-|||--|-|||--|--|||--| | | |CHEMICAL ETHER:ASSIMILATION|4 /^\ | ||| | ||| | ||| | | |--------|---------------------------|--|||--|-|||--|-|||--|--|||--| | | |GAS: BREATH |3 ||| | ||| | ||| | ||| | | WORLD | DENSE |---------------------------|--|||--|-|||--|-|||--|--|||--| | | |LIQUID: BLOOD |2 ||| | ||| | ||| | ||| | | | BODY |---------------------------|--|||--|-|||--|-|||--|--|||--| | | |SOLID: BONE |1 ||| | ||| | ||| | ||| | |----------------------------------------------|--|||--|-|||--|-|||--|--|||--| \|/ \|/ \|/ \|/ MINERAL PLANT ANIMAL MAN [PAGE 2749] DIAGRAM 18: CONSTITUTION OF THE EARTH: \VOLCANO/ \ /|\ / | | | ------------------------|--------------------------------------------------- | 1 | | | MINERAL STRATUM | | --------------------|----------------------------------------------- | | | 2 >>>|>| | FLUIDIC STRATUM | | | | ----------------|------------------------------------------- | | | | | 3 >>>|>| | VAPOR STRATUM | | | | | | ------------|--------------------------------------- | | | | | | | 4 >>>|>| | WATER STRATUM | | | | | | | | --------|----------------------------------- | | | | | | | | | 5>>>|>| | SEED STRATUM | | | | | | | | | | ----|------------------------------- | | | | | | | | | | |>|>| | FIERY STRATUM | | | | | | | | | | | | ---------------------------- | | | | | | | | | | | | 6 | 7 REFLECTING STRATUM | | | | | | | | | | | | | | -------------------- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |ATOMISTIC STRATUM | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ------------ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | MATERIAL | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | BRAIN | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | -------- | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 |9| 10 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | /|\ | | | | | | | | | | | | /|\ | --------------------------------- | EXPRESSION OF THE | | EARTH SPIRIT | | | | -------\ /------- | | | \ / | | | SEX| * |BRAIN | | | / \ | | | -------//|\\------- | | | | | /|\ | | HEART | --------------------------------- [PAGE 2750] DIAGRAM 2: |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| | | | THE SEVEN WORLDS | | | | /\ | |WORLD OF Consisting of/ \ 7 Regions. | | GOD /GOD \ | | -------- | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| |WORLD OF This World consists of 7 Regions and is the abode | | | VIRGIN of the Virgin Spirits when they have been differ- | | |SPIRITS entiated in God before the pilgrimage through |VEHICLES | | matter. | OF MAN: | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|<<| |WORLD OF Consists of 7 Regions and is the abode of the | Divine | | |DIVINE highest spiritual influence in man. | Spirit | | |SPIRIT | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| | |WORLD OF Consists of 7 Regions and is the abode of the se- | Life | | |LIFE second aspect of the threefold spirit in man. | Spirit | | |SPIRIT | | T |-------------------------------------------------------------------------| H |WORLD OF | | E |THOUGHT: | | | | | E | 7th Region contains the germinal idea of form in | | G | mineral, plant, animal and man. | Human | O |REGION OF 6th Region contains germinal idea of life in plant | | | |ABSTRACT animal and man. | Spirit | | |THOUGHT 5th Region contains germinal idea of desire and | | | | emotion in animal and man; abode of 3rd aspect of | | | | spirit in man. | | | | -------------------------------------------------------------------|<<< | 4th Region contains the archetypal forces and the | | | |REGION OF human mind. It is the focusing point through which | | | |CONCRETE the spirit mirrors itself in matter. | Mind |THE |THOUGHT 3rd Region: archetypes of desire and emotion. | LINK | 2nd Region: archetypes of universal vitality. | BETWEEN | 1st Region: archetypes of form | | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|<<< | 7th Region: Soul-Power >--| | | | | 6th Region: Soul-Light >--|---->>Attraction | | | | 5th Region: Soul-Life >--| | | | | | | | | DESIRE |--< Interest | Desire | T | 4th Region: Feeling<-| | | H | |--< Indifference | | E | WORLD | Body | | 3rd Region: Wishes >--| | | P | 2nd Region: Impressionability >--|->>Repulsion| | E | 1st Region: Passion and Low Desire >--| | | R |---------------------------------------------------------------|---------| S |PHYSICAL | | O | WORLD: | | N | | Vital | A | 7th Region: Reflecting ether, memory of nature. | | L |ETHERIC 6th Region: Light ether, medium of sense percep- | Body | I |REGION tion. | | T | 5th Region: Life ether, medium for propagation. | | Y | 4th Region: Chemical ether, medium for assimila- | | | | tion and excretion. | | | | ---------------------------------------------------------|---------| | |CHEMICAL 3rd Region: Gases | Dense | | |REGION 2nd Region: Liquids | | | | 1st Region: Solids | Body | | |-------------------------------------------------------------------------|<<< [PAGE 2751] DIAGRAM NUMBER 1: THE RELATIVE PERMANENCY OF THE VISIBLE AND INVISIBLE WORLDS: [Ilustrated by comparison with a stereopticon.] |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| | WORLD | WORLD |REGION OF | REGION | DESIRE | PHYSICAL | | OF | OF |ABSTRACT | OF | | | | DIVINE | LIFE |THOUGHT & | CONCRETE | WORLD | WORLD | | SPIRIT | SPIRIT | IDEAS | THOUGHT | | | |----------------------------------|----------------------------------------| |7 REGIONS | 7 REGIONS | THE |7 REGIONS | 7 REGIONS | 7 REGIONS| | | |7 | 6 | 5 | 4 | 3 | |2 |1 | | | |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| |[1] | | |MIND| | | [2]| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | THOUGHT | |[SEE NOTE | | | | THE IDEA | | | FORM | | BELOW] | | | | | | | | | | | THE | | WILL |IMAGINATION| /|\ | \|/| /|\ | DESIRE AT | PHYSICAL | | | | | | | | | | | | PRESENT | SHIP | | /|\ | /|\ |[SEE NOTE | \|/| | | THE MAIN- | /|\ | | | | | | BELOW] | | | [SEE NOTE | SPRING TO | | | | /|\ | /|\ | | | [3]| BELOW] | ACTION | /|\ | | | | | | /|\ | | /|\ | | | | | | /|\ /|\ |---|---------| /|\ /|\ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |--------------------------------------| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |---------------------------------------------------------------| | |[4] | SPIRIT | MATTER | [5]| |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| |[6] | | | | | | [7]| | | | | | | | | | | | THE SLIDE|THE | | | PROJECTION| | | | | |LENS| | | SCREEN | | | | \|/ | | | | | | | | | |\|/ | | | | | | | | | | | | [SEE NOTE | | | |[SEE NOTE |\|/ | | | BELOW] | | OPERATOR | LIGHT | BELOW] |[8] | LIGHT | LIGHT | | | |[DRAWING OF| | | RAYS | RAYS | | | |A LIGHT | | | | | | | | BULB] | THE | | | | THE | | | |PERMANENT | | | | | EVANESCENT| | | | PICTURE |/|\ | | | SHADOW | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |[9] | | A STEREOPTICON | | [10]| |---------------------------------------------------------------------------| NOTE: Wherever "[SEE NOTE BELOW]" appears in the above diagram, a drawing of a sailboat is found. Connect the following points with straight lines: 1-3-5 2-3-4 6-8-10 7-8-9 [PAGE 2752] --------------------------------------------------------------------------- | DIAGRAM NUMBER 8 | | THE 777 INCARNATIONS | | OR | | PILGRIMAGE OF THE VIRGIN SPIRITS | | 7 REVOLUTIONS AROUND THE 7 GLOBES OF THE 7 WORLD PERIODS | | | | SATURN VULCAN | |--------------------|----------------------------------------------|-----| | A-|-G A-|-G | |World of | | | | | |Divine Spirit | | SUN VENUS | | | |---------------- -|---|-----|-------------------------------|----|---|---| | B F A-|-G A-|-G B F | |World of | | | | | | | | | |Life Spirit | | | | MOON JUPITER | | | | | |------------------|---|---|---|-----|---------------|-----|---|--|---|---| | T Region of C E B F A-|-G A-|-G B F C E | |W H Abstract | | | | | | | | | | | | | |O O O Thought | | | | | | EARTH | | | | | | | |R F U ------------|---|---|---|---|---|-----|-----|---|---|---|--|---|---| |L G Region of |-D-| C E B F A-|-G B F C E |-D-| | |D H Concrete | | | | | | | | | | | | T Thought | | | | | | | | | | | |--------------------------|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|----------| | | | | | | | | | | | | | |-D-| C E B F C E |-D-| | |Desire World | | | | | | | |----------------------------------|---|---|---|---|---|------------------| |P | | | | | | | |H W Etheric |-D-| C E |-D-| | |Y O Region | | | |S R -------------------------------------|---|--------------------------| |I L | | | |C D Chemical THE EARTH---->|-D-| | |A Region | |L | --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Continued with file: "RC1078.TXT" End of File

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