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The Seven Levels of Consciousness
The Logoic Plane
The Adi - The Ains - The Realm of Shamballa
The Monadic Plane
Mon- means "One" - Atma - The Individual Core Star
The Atmic Plane
Atomic or Spiritual - The Realm of Wisdom and Will
The Buddhic Plane
Intuition - The Realm of Understanding
The Higher Mental
The Abstract Mind or Causal Plane
The Lower Mental
and Astral Plane
The Personality - The Realm of Desire
The Physical Plane
Two Divisions - The Dense & the Etheric
Each Level is Described in Greater Detail Below
The Logoic Plane
The Realm of the Planetary Logos
The Adi or "Divine" Plane
Ain Soph Aur
The Divine, Logoic plane encloses and interpenetrates all of the lower, denser planes.
Brahman, the Logos, who sounded (the creative, primordial Aum), exists at this level, which we call the Realm of the Planetary Logos, the Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days, the One Initiator, et al.
This plane is said to be focussed in the etheric city of Shamballa.
.Shamballa encompasses several ashrams in the upper left quadrant of the 7x7 Index Grid.
This Adi Plane will probably not be entered by the majority of mankind in our current grand cycle. This is the highest plane in the seven planes of our solar system, which describes the practical limit of human consciousness, and Logos and Adi are merely names for us - names that do not convey any definite meaning, so high and expanded are these spheres beyond our loftiest imaginings.
Some people do manage to get up here.
.. Move across this Band to see other aspects of the Adi >..
The Monadic Plane
The Realm of the Mono-Monad
The Monad is the "one essence" of metaphysical and theological theory.
The term derives from the Greek monas, "unit" - or monos, "alone." According to the Pythagoreans, it is a term for the totality of all beings without division.
The generation of numbers is related to geometry wherein the monad evolves into the dyad, which further evolves into numbers. From numbers come points, lines, two-dimensional entities, three-dimensional entities, and bodies - finally culminating in the elements (fire, air, water, and earth) from which the rest of our world is built up.
Scientifically, the Monad is known as a superstring. A string has but one dimensions, so it's invisible
(it has length, but neither width nor depth).
But it oscillates (vibrates) throughout ten dimensions.
The monad is our individual, primary substance that reflects the order of the world, and from which material properties are derived.
The monad is Atma, the universal Self.
. . . You can move laterally to see the various Monads >
The Atmic Plane
The Realm of the Spirit
Atma or the Atman is a philosophical term used to identify the Spirit that literally means "Self." It is one's True Self (thus generally translated into English as Self. with a capital "S").
The word Atman is connected with the Indo-European root et-men (breath) and is thus identified with Chi (Qi), the Chinese word for "breath," and the Life-Force in general.
Pictures and symbols that are used to illustrate this level of consciousness are essentially meaningless - because there is no form at the atomic level - but they may help us to imagine this realm.
Yet it should be recognized that some humans do indeed reach this plane of expanded awareness.
......Move across this Band to visit a few of them >.
The Buddhic Plane
The Realm of Intuition
Buddhi is part of the Atma-Buddhi-Manas triad of
the so-called "Higher Self."
The Buddhic Plane is a "place" that humanity will occupy before the current Great Cycle closes. This region is now open to the waking human consciousness in the semi-final stage of the path of initiation, and only a few have arrived there intact.
Into this realm the Seventh Race of man shall eventually climb and take up occupancy.
In this extended consciousness, there is no separation that divides one person from another; each knows their self to be one with others .. and each feels as the other feels, thinks as they think, knows as they know - it is a consciousness that stretches out to see the mythical brotherhood of man become an accomplished fact.
Among mystics and magicians, this kingdom is called
The City of the Pyramids
Here the reality of things is perceived, and not just their appearances. The one Self that lives in all is recognized; hatred is evermore impossible to the man or woman who understands.
..... Move Laterally to see the seven aspects of Buddhi >.
The Causal Plane
The Realm of the Higher Mind
The Mental Plane, like all the other planes, is divided into seven sub-planes, and these can get really complicated.
This present level presents the various ashrams that deal with the upper three subplanes, which collectively are known as the causal plane, the higher mental plane, higher manas, or the ABSTRACT MIND.
This is the true "Battlefield" of Kurukshetra and Armageddon.
NOTE: The Lower Mental Plane, also called Lower Manas, is the "Limbic Nervous System," and is sometimes referred to as the "Concrete Mind."
This present ashram is not that lower mind,
which is described in the next band (#6, below).
The Higher Mental Plane is the location of abstract thoughts
(i.e., not directly related to the three-dimensional world),
Upon these three higher sub-planes (Higher Devachan or the "higher heaven"), dwell all the souls of those who compose our humanity. Here each lives as the "individuality," the totality of their consciousness and capacity, as developed throughout the long course of evolution. Sometimes, this Causal Plane is called the Soul Plane.
From this level, each soul (or higher self.) descends into incarnation (life in the world of hard matter), but extending only a part of itself as the "personality" in order to experiment with life on the lower, denser planes.
The dividing line, the "gap in consciousness," between the third and the fourth sub-planes, known to mystics and magicians as The Veil of Paroketh, is where "Saint Peter" meets the recently departed. It is where the angel talks to the traveler during the "near-death experience."
..... Move across this Band to see the Causal Ashrams >..
The Realm of the Concrete Mind & the Emotions
There are four sub-planes of the "lower heaven," and seven sub-planes in the astral realm that range from the demonic to the angelic. Collectively, these comprise the personality or "lower self." This realm is known as Kama-Manas (desire-mind).
The Lower Mental Plane is the location of a persons concrete (three-dimensional) thoughts, morals, speech, and movements.
It is simply known as the "lower self," and it is attached to the physical body,
which is addressed separately in the next Level (#7).
This "lower heaven" world is also known as Devachan,, "the abode of Bliss," because in its four sub-divisions are found entities after death in conditions of happiness as described in various religions as "Heaven" or "Paradise."
Here too are found those animals who, before death, became "individualized" and attained to the status of a soul.
On the lowest subplane of the mental plane, we find those men and women who dwell in bliss for centuries in happy communion with those to whom love was the highest possible heaven of earthly dreams.
On the next higher sub-plane are those who added to affection a devotion to some definite religious ideal.
On the sub-plane above that, we see the people who delighted in expressing their dreams of love and devotion in some form of philanthropic action.
And on the fourth sub-plane are those who, endowed with all these beautiful attributes mentioned above, added philosophic, artistic or scientific interests to their soul's manifestations when on earth.
These (^)are the four lower sub-planes where mediums or psychics go to contact the dearly departed. These are also found as the mental "resting place" of the living.
The lower astral plane is filled with energies and visions of demons, fires, serpents, spiders, insects, and monstrous, threatening creatures. This is the source of the D.T.s (delirium tremens) of the withdrawing alcoholic or the overloaded drug addict.
The higher astral planes are filled with energies and visions of angels, temples, gods, etc.
The entire kama-manas realm (on all eleven sub-planes) is composed of images and forces generated by desire. Selfish desires, such as greed, jealousy and anger generate frightening visions.
Unselfish desires, such as family togetherness, world peace, and wishing the best for others generate visions of a lofty, and lovingly-oriented nature.
Yet, this is all a form of illusion, for all of these mental thoughtforms and astral visions are created by desire, hope, wishes, and other forms of mental-emotional longing.
The lower astral world is also known as Hell because here are found entities after death in conditions of despair as described in various religions as the "Underworld" or "Bardos."
However, the concept of "eternal damnation" is a human invention intended to control the actions of the parishioners and acolytes, for the astral-bound individual will eventually work their way up the levels of consciousness - although this can take a long time in some cases.
When most living people fail to receive or achieve that which they desire, they have a frustrating, emotional reaction. When the emotions are thus disturbed, the astral body is also disturbed and the lower astral plane is impressed with the disturbance.
When the emotions are uplifted, as in a religious service or spiritual experience, or in a love affair, the astral body is uplifted (energized) and the higher astral plane is impressed with the glorious experience.
Between the "demonic" and the "angelic" subplanes are found all the other "in-between" and "shades of gray" desires of humanity. Everything ever wished is floating around at some level of the astral plane. As humans, we inherit the astral plane and are either subject to its demands or are in control of it. A tremendous amount of discipline is required when converting from subject status to control status.
All thoughtforms have an emotional component.
All emotions are linked to a thoughtform.
This horizontal band is naturally complicated, as you will see when you visit the various manifestations of the personality.
.. Tour the varieties of the lower self >.
The Physical Plane
The Realm of Matter
Again, we find seven sub-planes within the entire physical dimension.
These are divided into two sections:
(a).the dense physical plane (the lower three subplanes),
which modern physics calls the "three states of matter" - Solid, Liquid, and Gas,
(b).the etheric physical plane (the upper four subplanes) that modern physics does not recognize as matter, as such, but which may loosely be referred to as
ultraviolet, x-radiation, electricity, and radioactivity.
The etheric plane is the location of the nadis, the chakras and the acupuncture systems. The etheric realm holds an electromagnetic "blueprint" of all things that are manifested in the dense physical world, including rocks, trees, birds, and human beings.
The etheric world is where we find entities after death. They are described in various circles as "ghosts" or "shades." A deceased human normally retains their etheric form for three days after "passing over." However, the recalcitrant egotist may hang on for decades, while the accomplished mystic will "ascend" almost immediately.
The etheric body should not be confused with the Astral Body, the Causal body, or the transcendent Body of Light, each of which resides on its own respective, higher plane.
For information concerning the dense physical body, refer to texts on Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology ... or consult the physician or medicine-man of your choice.
...... Examine various manifestations on the physical plane >.
Each vertical Ray or Council eventually impinges upon the dense seventh plane. Each ray governs a particular philosophy or religion, and the seventh emanation in each column gives rise to a form of architecture that portrays that school of thought.
It is the realized, symbolic manifestation of that Ray Lord's ashram.
.......... . . Tour this sub-level to see the various Architectures >.
Go to the First Ray