|Within the areas where a disease is manifested, certain
esoteric facts anent the general subject have already been posited by me:
- That disease, in its immediate cause, can be traced to the individual etheric body when
the difficulty is purely local, or to the planetary etheric body (in particular the
etheric body of the fourth kingdom in nature) where epidemics are involved, or to such a
condition as war, affecting large masses of men.
- That the etheric body has not hitherto been considered as an existent fact, from the
angle of orthodox medicine, though there is a modern drift towards emphasis upon vitality,
upon the vital qualities in food, and the giving of vitamin products in order to build up
a vital response. This is the first indication of an unrealized need to increase the
potency of the vital body.
- That the condition of the etheric body predisposes the subject to disease or protects it
from disease, making man resistant to the impact of deteriorating or epidemic factors, or
failing to do so because of inherent etheric weakness.
- That the etheric body is the mechanism of vital, pranic life, and "substands"
or underlies the outer, familiar equipment of the nervous system, which feeds and actuates
all parts of the physical organism. The relationship existing between the centers, the
nadis and the entire nervous system comprises the field of the new medicine and indicates
the new major field of research.
- That the main causes of all disease are two in nature:
- They are to be found, first of all, in the stimulation or the non-stimulation of the
centers. This simply implies the over-activity or the underactivity of  any center in
any part of the body. Where the flow of energy is commensurate to the demands of the
physical body at any particular stage of development, then there will be relative freedom
- They are to be found, secondly, in the karmic effect of the three planetary diseases:
Cancer, Tuberculosis, Syphilitic diseases. Some day medicine will realize that behind
every single disease (irrespective of the results of accident or war) lie these three main
tendencies in the human body. This is a basic and important statement.
- That the etheric body is a focusing point for all the interior energies of the body, and
therefore the energy transmitted will not be pure vital energy or simple planetary prana
but will be qualified by forces coming from the astral or the emotional apparatus, from
the mind or from the soul body. These "qualifications of force," indicating as
they do the karma of the individual, are in the last analysis the major conditioning
forces. They indicate the point of development of the individual and the areas of control
in his personality. They therefore indicate the state of his karma. This lifts the whole
subject of medicine into the psychological field and posits the entire problem of karmic
effects and of ray types.
- That these conditioning factors make the etheric body what it is in any one incarnation;
these factors are, in their turn, the result of activities initiated and carried through
in previous incarnations, and thus constitute the patient's karmic liabilities or his
- That the basic energies pouring into the etheric body and conditioning the physical body
will be of two major  types: the ray energy of the soul and the ray energy of the
personality, qualified by the three minor forces or the rays of the mental nature, the
astral body and the physical vehicle. This therefore involves five energies which are
present in the etheric body which the physician of the future will have to consider.
- That diagnoses, based upon the recognition of these subjective factors, are not in
reality the involved and complicated matter they appear to be today to the student of the
advanced occult theories. Medical men in the New Age will eventually know enough to relate
these various ray forces to their appropriate centers; hence they will know which type of
force is responsible for conditions - good or bad - in any particular area of the body.
Some day, when more research and investigation have been carried forward, the science of
medicine will be built upon the fact of the vital body and its constituent energies. It
will then be discovered that this science will be far simpler and less complicated than
present medical science. Today, medicine has reached such a point of complexity that
specialists have perforce been needed who can deal with one area of the body and with its
effect upon the entire physical vehicle. The average general practitioner cannot cope with
the mass of detailed knowledge now gathered re the physical body, its various systems,
their interrelation and their effect upon the many organisms which constitute the whole
man. Surgery will remain occupied with the anatomical necessities of the human frame;
medicine will shift its focus of attention, before long, to the etheric body and its
incident circulatory systems of energy, its interlocking relationships and the flow
between the seven centers, between the centers themselves and the areas which they
control.  This will mark a tremendous advance in wise and useful approach; it will
produce a basic simplification; it will lead to more correct methods of healing,
particularly as clairvoyant vision is developed and becomes recognized by science, and
known to be an extension of a normal sense.
- As the true astrology comes into its own and is developed into a reputable science, the
charts of the soul and of the personality can be related to each other; then the etheric
body will be checked by correct astrological conclusions, and the physician will be on far
surer ground than he now is. The astrology of the past concerned the life of the
personality; the astrology of the future will indicate the purpose of the soul, and will
completely revolutionize medicine (among other things). It must, however, be lifted out of
the hands of those interested in predictional astrology, out of the hands of the thousands
who at this time spend much time "casting" horoscopes (seeking to interpret
their usually erroneous conclusions), and placed in the hands of trained mathematical
scientists and in the hands of those who have given as much time to scientific training
along astrological lines as is now given to training a reputable physician, a chemist or a
- These astrological findings will not only be related to the personality and the soul
charts, but will also enter the field of medicine, particularly in relation to the etheric
body. Today, any astrological investigation done in the field of medicine has relation to
physical disease within the physical body; in the future, it will concentrate upon the
condition of the etheric vehicle. This is a new and imminent development in astrological