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The Void
All Dimensions, Rows and Columns issue forth from Here


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To Move Laterally along the 7 Council Headings > < Click Here

To Descend through the 7 Levels of Consciousness
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The Seven Levels of Consciousness

The Logoic Plane
The Adi - Realm of the Lord of the World

The Monadic Plane
Mono means "One" - Realm of the Individual Core Star

The Atmic Plane
Atomic or Spiritual - Realm of the Will

The Buddhic Plane
Intuition - Realm of Understanding

The Mental Plane
Two Divisions - The Higher Mind and the Concrete Mind

The Astral Plane
The Emotional-Feeling Level - Realm of Glamour

The Physical Plane
Two Divisions - The Dense Physical & Etheric Physical
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Each Level is Described in Greater Detail Below
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The Logoic Plane
Level 1
The Realm of the Planetary Logos
The Adi or "Divine" Plane

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The Divine, Logoic plane encloses and interpenetrates all of the lower, denser planes.

Brahman, the Logos (the creative Word as the primordial Aum), exists at this level that we call the Realm of the Planetary Logos, the Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days, the One Initiator.

This plane is said to be focussed in Shamballa, the etheric city.


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This Adi Plane and the next Monadic Plane will probably not be touched at all by the majority of mankind in our current evolution. They are the two highest planes in the seven planes of our solar system, and they are mere names for us - names that do not convey any definite meaning, so high and expanded are these spheres beyond our loftiest imaginings.

Move across this Band to see other aspects of the Adi >..


The Monadic Plane
Level 2
The Realm of the Mono-Monad
Kether

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, earth, air and water) from which the rest of our world is built up.

The monad is our individual, elementary substance that reflects the order of the world and from which material properties are derived. In metaphysical anatomy, it is known as the Core Star.

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The Atmic Plane
Level 3
The Realm of the Spirit
Chokmah

The Atma or 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, 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 >.

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The Buddhic Plane
Level 4
The Realm of Intuition
Binah

Buddhi is part of the Atma-Buddhi-Manas triad of spirit-intuition-mind - the so-called "Higher Self."
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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 man from man; each knows himself to be one with others and feels as they feel, 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.

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The Mental Plane
Level 5
The Realm of the Mind
Manas
Chesed-Geburah-Tiphereth-Netzach-Hod
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The Mental Plane, like all the other planes, is divided into seven sub-planes.

The upper three sub-planes of the Mental Plane are distinguished from the lower four sub-planes, and are collectively called the “Higher Mental Plane” or “Higher Manas.” This is the so-called "Causal" Plane.

The “Lower Mental Plane,” also called “Lower Manas,” is often referred to as “Devachan” and as the "Concrete Mind."

The Upper Mental Plane is the location of a human’s abstract thoughts, and the Lower Mental Plane is the location of a human’s concrete (intellectual) thoughts.

The mental plane is also called Heaven. The phrase “Seventh Heaven” refers to the seventh and highest sub-plane of the mental plane.

The 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."
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Here too are found those animals who, before death, became "individualized" and attained to the stature of a human soul.

On the lowest sub-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, we see the men and women who delighted to express their dreams of love and devotion in philanthropic action. And on the fourth sub-plane are those who, with all these beautiful attributes, added philosophic, artistic or scientific interests to their soul's manifestations when on earth.

These are the sub-planes where mediums or psychics go to contact the dearly departed.

In the three higher sub-planes (the "higher" heaven), live 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.

From this level, each soul descends into incarnation, putting forth only a part of itself as the "personality" in order to experiment with life on the lower 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."

This horizontal band is naturally complicated, as you will soon see when you visit the various manifestations of the mind-soul complex.

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The Astral Plane
Level 6
The Realm of the Emotions
Yesod

There are seven sub-planes in the astral realm that range from the demonic to the angelic.

This means that 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 astral plane (at all levels) 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 the astral visions are created by desire, hope, wishes, and other types of 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 parishioners, 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" 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 masters over it. A tremendous amount of discipline is required when converting from subject status to mastery status.

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The Physical Plane
Level 7
The Realm of Matter
Terra Firma

Again, we find seven sub-planes within the physical plane, which are divided into two sections: (a) the dense physical plane (the lower three subplanes) that modern physics calls the "three states of matter" - Solid, Liquid, and Gas, and (b) the etheric physical plane (the upper four subplanes) that modern physics does not recognize as such, but which may loosely be referred to as ultraviolet, x-radiation, electricity, and radioactivity.

The etheric plane is the location of the chakras and the acupuncture points & channels. It 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 as 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 may hang on for decades, while the mystic will "ascend" almost immediately.

The etheric body should not be confused with the Astral Body or Body of Light.

For information on the dense physical body, refer to Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, or see the physician or medicine-man of your choice.

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Architecture

Each vertical ray or Council eventually impinges upon the dense seventh plane. It is said that 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 generalized manifestation of that Ray Lord's ashram.

Tour this sub-level to see the various styles of Architecture >.


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