WORKBOOK FOR "THE WEB OF DESTINY":
THE WEB OF DESTINY
1-1] Why must every action have a corresponding reaction?
1-2] Explain how the law of Cause and Effect compels people to be
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-
1-4] What makes the two higher ethers of the vital body grow in volume?
1-A] We have not seen any reactions to some of our actions. Why?
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
2-4] From what part of what world does this initiate prefer to read the
record of the past?
2-A] Of what value is it to be able to read the Memory of Nature?
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,
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
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.
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
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
3-7] Why is capital punishment undesireable?
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?
5-1] When subhuman elementals attach themselves to and serve a person or
group of people, what may the elementals demand in return? Why?
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?
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
A person degenerates and wastes C. In the next life the
his creative life forces. ____ person loves people who
are suffering for past
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
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?
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
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
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 __________.
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?
THE OCCULT EFFECTS OF OUR EMOTIONS
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
1-3] What was the molten sea, being made by Hiram, going to be able to
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 ____________.
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?
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?
2-A] How can someone who is full of fear and worry best be helped?
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
3-4] When a person is killed by a large explosion, what happens to his
3-5] What effect does being killed by a large explosion have on the
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
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?
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
4-5] In order to keep the desire body from running riot or congealing,
what attitude must we cultivate?
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
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
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
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
1-4] Which of the following does not aid in the optimizing of the
efficacy of collective prayer?
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
1-A] In what ways must worshippers be attuned if they are to effectively
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?
2-A] Should one, in prayer, ask God for gifts--either temporal or
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?
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
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
d) It strengthens the soul body.
A. Why is health desirable?
B. What constitutes "success" in life?
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