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Esoteric Healing - Chapter I - The Psychological Causes of Disease
It is interesting to note here that just as the ajna center (the synthesis of the personality forces, when highly developed) is a great directing and distributing agent, so the solar plexus center (the synthesis of the average developed personality energies, prior to the process of integration) is a center for collection, for a gathering-in of all the lower energies, and is finally a focal point for the direction and distribution of these collected energies - remitting them to their receptive higher centers:
  1. The energies of the solar plexus center itself have to be directed to the heart center.
  2. The energies of the sacral center have to be transmitted to the throat center. [173]
  3. The energies of the center at the base of the spine have to be transferred to the head center. After the third initiation, these basic energies are raised, controlled or distributed by an act of the will of the Spiritual Triad. Then "the light generated in Lemuria" (the sacral light) and "the light generated in Atlantis" (solar plexus light) will die out, and those two centers will simply be recipients of spiritual energies from on high; they will possess no direct, inherent light of their own; the light which they will transmit will come to them from collective sources on etheric planes.

The dense physical externalization of this center is the pancreas, with a secondary externalization in the stomach. There is, in relation to the solar plexus center, a curious relation which is symbolic both in form and in implication. You have

Solar Plexus Center - Pancreas / Liver / Stomach

Here again appears the theme of a center of spiritual force (for astral force is spiritual in essence) and its three manifestations. All these three dense materializations are fed and nurtured by the forces and energies of the solar plexus center. I have here given a very important fact to those who are interested in the study of medicine from the esoteric angle; rightly appreciated, it will lead to an understanding [174] of the healing art. Control of the solar plexus center, and the right reception and release of the energies focused in that center would bring about a major purification, an intensive strengthening and a vital protection of the three vital organs to be found in that area of the human physical mechanism.

As I have earlier pointed out, this center is an organ of synthesis and gathers into itself all the lower energies at a certain point in the higher development of the human being. It is factually then an instrument (when rightly understood and rightly directed) for aiding in the integration of the personality life. The major problem of the man who is highly developed but not yet spiritually inclined is that of desire. What are his goals? To what are his aims directed? What is the nature of his realized ambitions? To what does he aspire? According to the nature of the forces and the energies which his thought life brings to bear upon the solar plexus center, so will be his decision to move forward along the path of light, to remain statically self-centered, or to take the lower way which leads to the blotting out of the soul light.

As we have seen, the petals of the solar plexus center are reaching upwards towards the heart center. This, in reality, means that emotional energy, desire and ambition (in the race of men as a whole) are striving upwards towards the higher way.

It should be noted here that the transference of solar plexus energy per se is the task of all aspirants to the Path of Discipleship at this particular time, plus the gradual awakening of the heart center. The first members of the human family to become group conscious are naturally the aspirants and the disciples, and these set the pace for the rest of humanity. This they achieve through the pressure of life itself and of circumstances, and not by the following [175] of set rules or specific meditations. Later, prior to a certain major initiation, such rules and measures may be applied so as to give the initiate immediate and conscious control over the astral body and its focal point of entry into the physical organism, the solar plexus center, and again at the time that certain major transferences are consciously made. Of these transferences there are three of primary importance:

  1. From the three centers below the diaphragm into the heart, throat and ajna centers.
  2. From the two centers above the diaphragm - the heart and throat centers - into the ajna center and the thousand-petalled lotus of the head.
  3. From the ajna center into the head center, signifying the complete unification of all the energies throughout the entire etheric body into one central focal point of distribution - under direct control of the Spiritual Triad.

The processes involved in these three great experiences (each preceded by much testing and experiment) naturally put a strain upon the physical body and are the cause of many of the ills to which disciples fall heir.

It will be obvious to you, for instance, that the transference of all the accumulated energies in the solar plexus center into the heart center will cause difficulty, very frequently of a serious nature; this is the reason why today so many advanced people die of heart disease. In the long cycle of the soul life and experience, this is of relatively small moment; in the short cycle of the individual disciple's life it is of great difficulty and oft of tragedy. Similarly, the transference of the energies of the five centers up the spine into the head centers will carry with it its own problems. The stimulation of the ajna center by the focusing of these energies may lead to disastrous psychological problems. [176] A man may become an ego-maniac temporarily (all is temporary in the long life of the soul!) and become such a human monster as Hitler and others of his ilk, though in lesser degree; there may be also violent conditions of epilepsy, or the eyesight may be affected and a man may become blind. All these points warrant careful thought.

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