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Filename: RC4030.TXT" [PAGE 514] WORKBOOK FOR "THE WEB OF DESTINY": THE WEB OF DESTINY Part 1 1-1] Why must every action have a corresponding reaction? 1-2] Explain how the law of Cause and Effect compels people to be reborn. 1-3] Correctly complete each sentence by inserting in each blank one of the following: dense body, vital body, desire body, mind. That which is now the ____________ was the first vehicle acquired by man. Currently, the ___________ is the most organized of man's vehicles, and the __________ is the least organized. Even the most abnormally degenerate ______________ can be thoroughly cleansed inside a few months. The activity of the __________ must be brought under subjection to the will of the spirit before it is safe to enter the spiritual worlds. The higher part of the __________ can be developed into a Soul Body for use in soul- flights. 1-4] What makes the two higher ethers of the vital body grow in volume? Thought question: 1-A] We have not seen any reactions to some of our actions. Why? Part 2 2-1] Once one has learned to enter the higher worlds in his soul body, can he then accurately read the Memory of Nature? Why? 2-2] a) Where, within an individual, is a record of his life stored? b) How does this record get into this storage place? 2-3] There is a record of the occurences on Earth stored in the vital body of the Earth. When people study this record, what problem do they encounter? 2-4] From what part of what world does this initiate prefer to read the record of the past? Thought questions: 2-A] Of what value is it to be able to read the Memory of Nature? [PAGE 515] Part 3 3-1] Choose from each parentheses the word or phrase which correctly completes the sentence. In the hours immediately following death, the panoramic pictures which were stored in the seed atom in the [heart, liver, solar plexus) are transferred from there through the (chemical, life, light, reflecting) ether of the vital body into the (desire body, mind). 3-2] Choose from each parentheses the word or phrase which correctly completes the sentence. Devotion to high ideals and frequent expression of the devotional nature leads to an increase in the quantity of (chemical and life, light and reflecting) ethers in the vital body. Frequent indulgence of the passions and animal appetites leads to an increase in the (chemical and life, light and reflecting) ethers in the vital body. Where there is a larger proportion of light and reflecting ethers in the vital body and a smaller proportion of chemical and life ethers, the body is more (insensitive, sensitive) and more (delicate, physically robust). 3-3] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related. After death, a cleavage occurs in A. A person has lived a the vital body. The higher part is degenerate, brutal life, retained and serves as a vehicle of and has actively sought to consciousness in the Desire World. gain power over others and ____ to inflict pain. AFter death, most of the vital B. A person has aimed mostly body decays synchronously with the to satisfy his personal dense body. ______ desires, and has had little time for soul culture. AFter death, the lower part of the C. A person has lived a life vital body remains interlocked with of devotion to high the desire body for some years. ___ ideals. [PAGE 516] 3-4] What two types of things may an evil person do after death while the lower part of his vital body and his desire body are locked together? 3-5] Which of the following is not able to nourish the vital body of an evil person after death, while his lower vital body and desire body are locked together? a) Living people b) Odors of foods and liquors c) The possessions of the person during life (such as his clothes, weapons, jewels, etc.) 3-6] Why is it undesirable to listen to the promptings of unseen spirits? 3-7] Why is capital punishment undesireable? Part 4 4-1] What name is given to the interlocking vital and desire bodies of an evil person? 4-2] If an earthbound spirit does evil while in his Sin Body, does he later have to suffer for his deeds? If so, when? 4-3] When the Ego leaves the Sin Body, it proceeds through purgatory and the heaven worlds and then is reborn. a) What does the Sin Body do while the Ego is in purgatory and the heaven worlds? b) What does the Sin Body do when the Ego is reborn? 4-4] If a medium allows elemental spirits to control his body during life, what danger may the medium encounter AFter death? Part 5 5-1] When subhuman elementals attach themselves to and serve a person or group of people, what may the elementals demand in return? Why? [PAGE 517] 5-2] Why do the "wise" spirit controls stand outside the victim's body and behind it, while manipulating it? 5-3] a) What may cause a person to commit suicide? b) If a person commits suicide in one life, what may happen to the spirit's occupancy of its body in the next life? c) What will the spirit then wish to do? 5-4] What may lead a human, AFter death, to obsess an animal body? Part 6 6-1] Next to each item on the left put the letter of the item on the right which is most closely related. A person ignores the love of others A. In the next life the and brings sorrow to those who love person finds himself in an him. ____ unsympathetic environment. A person fails to love others and B. In the next life the as a consequence the others turn person is born with a weak to a life of crime. ___ mind or a speech impair- ment or lack of muscular control. A person degenerates and wastes C. In the next life the his creative life forces. ____ person loves people who are suffering for past mistakes. Part 7 7-1] A spirit sees a panorama of the major events of the coming life as it enters the womb and comes in contact with the etheric mold of its new physical body (on or about the eighteenth day after conception). If, at this time, the Ego feels that the coming life will be too hard for it, and tries to run away, what will be the effect? 7-2] What effect can a great fright or shock during life have on the connection between the Ego and its bodies? 7-3] a) If a person is lascivious, but also of a devotional nature, what effect may he experience in his next life? b) If a person is lascivious and also of a cruel nature, what effects may he experience in his next life? [PAGE 518] 7-4] If a person is materialistic in one life, what effect may he experience in his next life? 7-5] If a person persistently aligns himself with unthuths, what may happen in the second heaven when he is building hie body for his next life? Part 8 8-1] Next to each description of a spirit on the left put the letter of the item on the right which describes what that spirit will do while in the Region of Concrete Thought building the archetype of its coming dense body. The spirit loves music. ___ A. The spirit will build a body with a weak voice or The spirit wishes to shut itself an impediment in speech. away from other's expressions of joy or sorrow. ____ B. The spirit will build strong vocal organs. The spirit wishes to share its knowledge with others. ___ C. The spirit will give attention to building an The spirit wishes to keep its accurate ear and dexterous knowledge for its own use. ___ fingers. D. The spirit will neglect the building of the ear. 8-2] What effect is the Christ spirit's continued ministrations on earth having on a) the vital body of the earth? b) human morals? c) human vital bodies? 8-3] Insert the appropriate word or phrase in each blank. In the future, the ___________ in the eye will be sensitized, and shall look out through the eye and see directly the thing itself instead of the image upon our __________. Thought question: 8-A] When we see someone with a particular physical or mental disability, why should we not draw hasty conclusions as to what they may or may not have done in a past life? [PAGE 519] THE OCCULT EFFECTS OF OUR EMOTIONS Part 1 1-1] In the present time, the desire bodies of humans are responsive to which of the planetary vibrations? 1-2] What effect do these planetary vibrations have on the desire bodies of humans? 1-3] What was the molten sea, being made by Hiram, going to be able to reflect? 1-4] Insert the appropriate word into each blank. Hiram's plan to make the molten sea was frustrated because he knew only how to work with _________, and when traitors poured _______ into the mold, Hiram was unable to blend the two elements. Hiram's ancestor Cain gave Hiram _________ and ___________ which would enable him, when he had become skilled in their use, to bend the antagonistic elements and make the molten sea. In the present day there is a war going on in every person between the aqueous _________ body which tries to build and sustain the dense body, and the _________ body which stirs the person into activity which tends to destroy the tissues in the dense body. The instruments which will help us blend these elements are the cross of ___________, and the new word which is ____________. Though question: 1-A] Just as Hiram gathered materials and melted them down to construct the molten sea, each one of us is gathering materials to build within ourself a molten sea. What type of materials do we need to build our own molten sea? What do we need to do to "melt down" and "purify" these materials? [PAGE 520] Part 2 2-1] What effect does the singing of a hymn by a group of people have on the desire bodies of those people? 2-2] What type of emotion can cause one to congeal one's desire body into a steel colored, almost motionless shell of armor, which is impervious to outside inflience? 2-3] What type of emotion can cause the desire body to be full of little eddies, none of which is large enough to lead to action? Thought question: 2-A] How can someone who is full of fear and worry best be helped? Part 3 3-1] When one person is angry at another person, what is the appearance of the desire forms created? 3-2] In the war zones it was observed that there were no people with congealed steel-colored desire bodies. Why? 3-3] How does death of a loved one in a war help a person to develop a sixth sense? 3-4] When a person is killed by a large explosion, what happens to his vital body? 3-5] What effect does being killed by a large explosion have on the after-death retrospection? Part 4 4-1] Why do the prismatic ether atoms gathered by the seed atom extend farther beyond the periphery of the dense body of a child than of an adult? 4-2] The vital body contains prismatic ether atoms. a) From what ethers are these prismatic atoms composed? b) During life, are new prismatic ether atoms added or old ones lost from the vital body? [PAGE 521] c) Do the prismatic ether atoms change their positions relative to one another in the body? 4-3] Which part of the vital body grows by service? 4-4] What determines the effects on us of what people say to us or about us? 4-5] In order to keep the desire body from running riot or congealing, what attitude must we cultivate? Part 5 5-1] What effect does bathing in water have on the vital body? 5-2] How is the vital body restored after it becomes depleted? 5-3] Why should someone who is not in perfect health avoid excessive bathing? 5-4] What effect does remorse have on the life panorama stored in the seed atom in the heart? 5-5] How much remorse is needed to cleanse the seed atom from a given evil deed? 5-6] What effect does remorse have on the desire body? 5-7] AFter having felt appropriate remorse for a given deed and AFter having made restitution in so far as we are able, why should we then consider the incident closed and forget about it? PRAYER-A MAGIC INVOCATION Part 1 1-1] What is the source of all power in the universe? 1-2] Where can a person go to escape from the presence of God? 1-3] With what attitude must we do our daily work if our prayers are to be effective? 1-4] Which of the following does not aid in the optimizing of the efficacy of collective prayer? [PAGE 522] a) The readers in the services should love and live the scriptures which they read. b) Each person should sit in a different place each time they come to the sanctuary. c) No gossip or profane conversation should take place in or near the sanctuary. Thought question: 1-A] In what ways must worshippers be attuned if they are to effectively pray together? Part 2 2-1] What three qualities are most necessary for the aspirant to have if his prayers are to have 'wings and power'? 2-2] What are the effects of prayers of praise and thanksgiving? Thought question: 2-A] Should one, in prayer, ask God for gifts--either temporal or spiritual? PRACTICAL METHODS OF ACHIEVING SUCCESS 1. If some of the buds are pruned from a rose bush, what effect does this have on the growth and longevity of the bush? 2. During childhood, for what is the creative force generated within the body used? 3. AFter puberty, to what three possible uses may the creative force generated within the body be put? 4. Is use of the creative force for generation (production of offspring) legitimate? If so, under what circumstances? 5. What effect does frequent indulgence of the desire for sexual pleasure have on the link between the two lower ethers and the two higher ethers of the vital body? [PAGE 523] 6. What effect do we wish to produce on the link between the lower and higher parts of the vital body if we wish to learn to travel in our soul bodies? 7. Which of the following is not an effect of sending the creative force upward for regeneration? a) It etherealizes and refines the physical body. b) It materially lengthens life. c) It strengthens the chemical and life ether parts of the vital body. d) It strengthens the soul body. Thought questions: A. Why is health desirable? B. What constitutes "success" in life? End of File


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