Precisely the same is true of the astral and mental planes. The astral plane of our own earth interpenetrates it and its atmosphere, but also extends for some. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. The Devachanic plane is apparently the plane above the astral one. Published in , this book explains all about it, such as the inhabitants, the characteristics.

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The truth is, that these thoughts which surround the man are the powers by which he draws upon the wealth of the heaven-world. Every soul must of course withdraw into its true self upon the higher levels before reincarnation ; but it does not at all follow that in that condition it will experience anything that we should call consciousness.

Nothing on earth is like it, nothing can image it; if one could suppose the bounding life of childhood carried up into our spiritual experience and then intensified many thousand-fold, perhaps some faint shadow of an idea of it might be suggested; [page 12] yet even such a simile falls miserably short of that which lies beyond all words — the tremendous spiritual vitality of this celestial world. Let us therefore proceed to consider those inhabitants of the mental plane who come under the head of.

Two factors have to be taken into account in our consideration of this subject — the degree of development of each of the persons concerned.

Yet we should be wrong in thinking of that thought-cloud as a limitation. In both cases the answer must be that the occurrence is possible, though extremely rare. What, devachamic, can be said, except that ever as we ascend the material becomes finer, the harmonies fuller, the light more living and transparent?

There is no doubt, however, that such an experience devachamic this, whether remembered in the physical body or not, would act as a distinct impulse to the spiritual evolution of the ego concerned. When it is said that family affection takes a man to the seventh celestial sub-plane, and religious devotion to the sixth, people sometimes very naturally imagine that a person having both these devzchanic strongly developed in him would divide his period in the heaven-world between these two subdivisions, first spending a long period of happiness in the midst of his family, and then passing upward to the next level, there to exhaust the spiritual forces devaxhanic by his devotional aspirations.

The dominant characteristic of this subdivision may be said to be anthropomorphic religious devotion. Start reading The Devachanic Plane on your Kindle in under a minute. Another woman, who was a worshipper of Shiva, had confounded the god with her husband, looking upon the latter as a manifestation of the [page 53] former, so that the one seemed to be constantly changing into the other.

The Devachanic plane : its characteristics and inhabitants

A clear comprehension of these facts will prevent the confusion that has sometimes been made by students between the mental plane of our earth and those other globes of our chain which exist on the mental plane.


It was first published over years ago, so you’d expect the style to conform to that era. Here for the first time we begin to grasp something of the true nature of the great Source of Life; here for the first time we catch a far-away glimpse of what the Logos must be, and of what He means us to be. Some have complained that our literature is at once too abstruse, too technical, and too expensive for the ordinary reader, and it is our hope, that the present series may succeed in supplying what is a very real want.

By working out this system our philanthropist had hoped [page 59] to show to the world that there was an eminently practical side to Christianity, and also to devahanic the souls of his men palne his own faith out of gratitude for the material benefits they had received.

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In a world devacahnic characteristics are unselfishness and spirituality the black magician and his pupils can obviously find no place, since selfishness is of the essence of all the devachanif of the darker schools, and their study of occult forces is entirely for personal ends. Blavatsky, The Theosophical Glossary. It was that ;lane a person of pure mind and considerable though untrained psychic capacity ; and the effect of the presentation of the thought-picture to her mind was of a somewhat startling character.

Not unnaturally, perhaps, her pictures of the scenery and costumes of Palestine were entirely inaccurate, for the Saviour and his disciples wore the dress of Spanish peasants, while the hills round Jerusalem were mighty mountains clothed with vineyards, and the olive trees were hung with grey Spanish moss.

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A Vaishnavite, for example, was noticed wholly absorbed in the ecstatic worship of the very same image of Vishnu to which he had made offerings during life. The Christian “heaven” is said to be part of devachan.

In all these cases it will be perceived that, besides the effect of radiating colours and vibrations produced in the matter of the plane, a definite force in the shape of an elemental was sent forth towards the person to whom the thought was directed; and this invariably happened, with one notable exception.

This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. After various less conclusive experiments a method was adopted which gave a fairly clear idea of the different results produced, one investigator remaining on the lowest subdivision to send out the thought-forms, while others rose to the next higher level, so as to be able to observe what took place from above, and thus avoid many possibilities of confusion.

Few words are needed in sending this little book out into the world. The chief characteristic of this subdivision may be defined as devotion expressing itself in active work. For naturally each of these bodies responds only to the vibrations of its own plane; and so while the man’s consciousness is focused in his astral body, he will perceive the astral world only, just as while our consciousness is using only the physical senses we perceive nothing but this physical-world —though both these worlds and many others are in existence and full activity all round us all the while.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. At an early period of the investigation it became evident that on the mental as on the astral plane there was present an elemental essence quite distinct from the mere matter of the plane, and that it was, if possible, even more instantaneously sensitive to the action of thought here than it had been in that lower world.

On tracing this very interesting phenomenon to its source, it was found that in one case the son had grown [page 49] up into an ordinary man of business — not specially evil in any way, but by no means spiritually-minded — while the other had become a man of high unselfish aspiration, and of considerable refinement and culture.

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Theosophy is not only for the learned; it is for all. The mental plane in its turn interpenetrates the astral, but also extends further into space than does the latter. Concentration and Meditation by Swami Paramananda.

On this plane also the higher type of sincere and devoted missionary activity finds expression. Read more Read less.

Only the atomic matter of each of these planes, and even that only m an entirely free condition, is co-extensive with the interplanetary ether, and consequently a person can no more pass from planet to lanet even of our own chain in his astral body or his mind -body, than he can in his physi cal body.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. One might almost say that a black magician could function on the mental plane only while he forgot that he was a black magician.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Instead of this, however, the result was a sudden intensification of the colours of this bar of light, and a very distinct flow of spiritual sevachanic, towards the pupil; so that it is evident that when a student turns his thought to his Master, what he [page 24] really does is to vivify his connection with that Master, and thus to open a way for an additional outpouring of strength and help to himself from higher planes.

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