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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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? We have not devachabic present in the English language any convenient and at the same time accurate words to express these conditions; perhaps to call them respectively embodied and disembodied will be, on the whole, the least misleading of [page 31] the various possible phrases.

In the causal body, when very highly developed, this achievement is possible, though even then by no means with devachnic ease and rapidity with which it can be done upon the buddhic plane by those who have succeeded in raising their consciousness to that level.

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.

Leadbeater’s English is certainly of the 19th century, but his narrative in this book and his others is highly understandable, especially to those who have English as their first language. Our communion with them and our knowledge of them down here mean very much to us, and are often to devaxhanic among the greatest things in life; yet in reality this communion and this knowledge must always be exceedingly defective, for even in the very rare cases where we can think that we know a man thoroughly and all through, devahanic and soul, it is still only the part of him which is in manifestation on these lower planes while in incarnation that we can know, and there is far more behind in the real devacahnic which we cannot reach at all.

A quaint and pretty little example of the heaven-life of a child may conclude our list of instances from this sub-plane. planw

For they have ” crossed the golden bridge” over the stream which divides this realm from the world of desire; for them the struggle between the higher and the lower is over, and for them, therefore, is “no more grief or sorrow in that cycle,” until once more the man puts himself forth into, incarnation, and the celestial world is again left for a time behind. But the student who has succeeded in developing the powers latent within himself so far as to enable him to use the sense belonging to this mental plane while he is still in [page 29] the physical body, has before him a field of historical research of most entrancing interest.

The Devachanic plane : its characteristics and inhabitants

It may be remembered that this plane was called by the Greeks the sub-lunar world. It seems probable, however, that our great founder was employing the word “materialist” in a much more restricted sense than that in which it is generally used, since in the same volume she also asserts that for them no conscious life after death is possible at all, whereas it is a matter of common knowledge among those whose nightly work lies upon the astral plane that many of those whom we usually call materialists are to be met with there, and are certainly not unconscious.


The higher thoughts and aspirations which he has poured forth during earth-life then cluster round him, and make a sort of shell about him — a kind of subjective world of his own ; and in that he lives his heaven-life, perceiving but very faintly devaachanic not at all the real glories of the plane which lie outside, and, indeed, usually supposing that what he sees is all there is to see.

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Another man seemed to have forgotten the sad story of the crucifixion, and thought of his Planne only as glorified on his throne, with the crystal sea before him, and all around a vast multitude of worshippers, among whom he himself stood with his devzchanic and family.

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Indeed, she was quite a providence to the rough, ignorant factory girls about her, and they gradually came to look upon her as a kind of angel of help and mercy, always at hand in time, of trouble or illness. In thinking of the embodied inhabitants of the mental plane, the question naturally suggests itself whether either ordinary people during sleep, or psychically developed persons in a trance condition, can ever penetrate to this plane.

There are many individual case studies or stories giving examples of the devachanic life of various people departed from the physical world. His life had been such as to develop a much greater amount of consciousness in the soul than his brother’s, and consequently this higher self was able to vitalize much more fully that image of his youthful days which his mother had formed in her heaven-life.

Essays on Theosophy by I. Not only can he review at his leisure all history with which we are acquainted, correcting as he examines it the many errors and misconceptions which have crept into the accounts handed down to us; he can also range at will over the whole story of the world from its very beginning, watching the slow development of intellect in man, the descent of the Lords of the Flame, and the growth of the mighty civilizations which they founded.

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On this plane also the higher type of sincere and devoted missionary activity finds expression. These are evidently universal, and no shell which human power can make will check them or turn them aside. Precisely the same is true of the astral and mental planes.

It is the sixth of a series of Manuals designed to meet the public demand for a simple exposition of Theosophical teachings. The astral plane of our own earth interpenetrates it and its atmosphere, but also extends for some distance beyond the atmosphere. The Monad is chalk full of the formerly hidden esoteric wisdom. Invisible Helpers by Charles Webster Leadbeater. Among others there was a Hindu woman who had glorified her husband into a divine being, and also thought of the child Krishna as playing with her own children, but while these latter were thoroughly human and real, the child Krishna was obviously nothing but the semblance of a blue wooden image galvanized into life.

The light is all about you, if you would only cast the bandage from your eyes and look. It must be borne in mind, however, that ever as we rise higher greater complexity and variety is introduced, so that though we may still be able to give a definite characteristic as on the whole dominating the plane, we shall yet be more and more liable to find variations and exceptions that do not so readily range themselves under the general heading.


They cause no change of colour, no assumption of form, but flow with resistless regularity through all the matter of the plane, outwards and in again, like the exhalations and inhalations of some great breath beyond our ken. Get to Know Us. One of the first entities encountered by the investigators upon this sub-plane forms a very fair typical example of its inhabitants.

The Devachanic Plane

But in any and every case the soul of the friend is reached by the feeling of affection, and whatever may be its stage of development it at once responds by pouring itself forth into the image which has been made. But by the time that he attains these heights he will already have entered upon the Path, and taken his future progress definitely into his own hands.

Those human beings who, while still attached to a physical body, are found devacjanic in full consciousness and activity upon this plane, are invariably either Adepts or their initiated pupils, for until a student has been taught by his Master how to use his mental body he will be unable to move with freedom upon even its lower levels.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Since such strange results seem to follow from crude forms of faith, one looks devachhanic interest to see what effect is produced by the still cruder materialism which not long ago was so painfully common in Europe.

Under these circumstances the experiment was tried of sending an affectionate and helpful devahanic to an absent friend in a far-distant country. If it be asked what is the real difference between the matter of the various sub-planes of the mental plane, it is not easy to answer in other than very general terms, for the unfortunate scribe bankrupts himself of adjectives in an unsuccessful endeavour to describe the lowest plane, and then has nothing left plwne say about the others.

This book is excellent as a teaching tool for spiritual people. This lowest subdivision of the heaven-world, to which the action of our poor seamstress raised the objects of her kindly care, has for its principal characteristic that of affection for family or friends — unselfish, of course, but usually somewhat narrow. If the visitor be pure in heart and mind, and has reached a certain degree of spiritual development, it is possible for [page 19] him to identify his consciousness with the sweep of that wondrous wave — to merge his spirit in it, as it were, and let plsne bear him upward to its source.

On the former the man lives entirely in the world of his own thoughts, still fully identifying himself devschanic his personality in the life which he has recently quitted; on devqchanic latter he is simply the reincarnating ego or soul, who if he has developed sufficient consciousness on that level to know anything clearly at all understands, at least to some extent, the evolution upon which he is engaged, and the work that he devaachanic to do.

On the final separation of the mind-body from the astral a period of blank unconsciousness usually supervenes — devzchanic in length between very wide limits — analogous [page 51] to that which usually follows physical death.