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Esoteric Healing - Chapter I - The Psychological Causes of Disease
This tabulation is simply an outline and, like the tabulation of the principles and their correspondences, as given by H.P.B. in Vol. III, of The Secret Doctrine, its interpretation will be dependent upon the point of view of the student. We shall employ it later and add further columns to it and further correspondences. In all our considerations, what we have to say will have the following synthesis of structure behind it:
  1. The soul.
  2. The subtler bodies of the mind and the emotions, which are simply qualified energy centers.
  3. The vital body with its seven major centers of force.
  4. The endocrine system, which is an effect of the seven centers, and the determining controlling factor in the physical body of man.
  5. The nervous system in its three divisions.
  6. The blood stream.

All the subsidiary organs of man are effects; they are not predetermining causes. The determining causes in man, and that which makes him what he is, are the glands. They are externalizations of the types of force pouring through the etheric centers from the subtler worlds of being. They express the point in evolution which the man has reached; they are vital and active or non-vital and inactive, according to the condition of the centers. They demonstrate a sufficiency, an over-sufficiency or a deficiency, according to the condition of the etheric vortices.

Again, the process of control may be stated to be via the nervous system; the close interlocking directorate of the nervous system, the brain and the blood stream (as a carrier of the life principle) governs the activities of the man - conscious, subconscious, self-conscious, and finally, [47] superconscious. The three centers in supreme control today for the majority are:

  1. The ajna center, the center between the eyebrows.
  2. The solar plexus.
  3. The sacral center.

Eventually, when man will have "become that which he is" (that paradoxical esoteric phrase), the centers of control will be:

  1. The head center, the brahmarandra.
  2. The heart center.
  3. The center at the base of the spine.

Between the present and the future, the emphasis will be laid upon a constantly shifting triplicity, and each man will be different from his fellowmen as to emphasis, as to the conditions of his centers, as to their glandular correspondences in the physical body, and therefore as to the diseases and the ills, inhibitions, and difficulties to which his flesh will fall heir. It is in this connection that it becomes obvious that the work of the physician and of the psychologist must eventually go hand in hand. The three most important aspects of all diagnoses are:

  1. The psychological, or the gauging of the inner bodies of man from the angle of their development, their integration and the total coordination of the personality, as these subtler aspects of the human being express themselves in consciousness.
  2. The work of the endocrinologist, as he deals with the endocrine glands, viewing them as power stations through which energy - dynamic and illuminating - can pour through from the centers.
  3. The physician, who, taking into consideration the conclusions of the two above experts, diagnoses the [48] disease, and treats it in collaboration with the other two.

These three may call in other experts and specialists in electro-therapy, osteopathy and chiropractic, but it is in the combination of the knowledge of the physician, the psychologist and the endocrinologist that the medical profession can take on a new expression of usefulness, and enter the new age equipped to deal with the people who will gradually assume the new types and a changing physical organism. Electricity, in relation to human ills, is as yet an infant science, but it has in it the germs of the new techniques and methods of healing. The work done by the chiropractors is good and needed but should, with osteopathy, constitute a definite subsidiary technique to that of the other three. The work of the chiropractors and of the osteopaths forms two halves of one whole, little as their practitioners may like to recognize it. The former group need a more careful and lengthy training, and a higher standard of technical knowledge should be required.

Medicine is entering slowly into a new usefulness. Once the cause of disease is shifted out of an organ or bodily system into a more subtle and vital realm, we shall see radical and needed changes, leading to simplification and not to a greater complexity and difficulty.

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