|We find it also stated that the forces which make up the vital
body or the various pranas of which it is constructed emanate:
astral world via the astral body. This will be purely kamic or desire force and will
affect primarily the centers below the diaphragm.
universal mind or manasic force. This will largely be thought force and will go to the
From the ego
itself, stimulating primarily the head and heart centers." (P. 220.)
- From the planetary aura. In this case it is planetary prana, and so concerns primarily
the spleen and the health of the physical body.
also that "most people receive force only from the physical and astral planes, but
disciples receive force also from the mental and egoic levels." Finally we read:
"It may help the student if he realizes that the right control of prana involves
the recognition that energy is the sum total of existence and of manifestation, and that
the three lower bodies are energy bodies, each forming a vehicle for the higher type of
energy and being themselves transmitters of energy. The energies of the lower man are
energies of the third aspect, the Holy Ghost or Brahma aspect. The energy of the spiritual
man is that of the second aspect, the Christ force, or buddhi. The object of evolution in
the human family is to bring this Christ force, the principle of buddhi, into full
manifestation upon the physical plane and this through the utilization of the lower triple
sheath." (P. 227.)
This gives a general picture of the subject of our consideration and gives us the
elementary facts upon which all our thoughts must be based. It becomes apparent,
therefore, as we study the above that the aspirant has three things to do:
has to learn the nature of the energies or  pranas which have brought his magical
creation, the physical body, into manifestation and which keep it in such a condition that
he can or cannot rapidly achieve the spiritual objective of his soul. This lesson
- Arriving at a knowledge of those forces which are peculiarly potent in his life and
which seem to direct his activities. This will bring to him the knowledge as to which
centers of his etheric body are awakened and which are dormant. This all aspirants have to
grasp before they really can apply themselves to the real training for discipleship.
- Grasping the relation between these forces of nature which he has appropriated for his
own use and which constitute the sum total of his personal, mental, sentient and vital
energies, and those same forces as they are found in the natural world and govern the
manifestation of the Macrocosm.
- Learning to work with these energies in an intelligent manner in order to bring about
- An harmonious cooperation with his own solar Angel, so that solar force may impose its
rhythm upon the lunar forces.
- An intelligent response to and affiliation with the group of World Servers who at any
given time have undertaken the work of directing, by the power of their thought, the
forces of nature and so leading the whole creative body forward along the line of divine
- The production on the physical plane of a personality adequate for its creative task and
capable of those forms of activity, emanating  from the mind, which will enable him
to further the work of the directing agencies.