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It has been stated above that after the death of the physical body the astral vehicle is comparatively quickly rearranged, and the etheric double cast off — this latter body being destined to slow disintegration, precisely as is the astral shell at a later stage llane the proceedings. In some cases, however, this astral vehicle is less lethargic, and floats dreamily about on the various astral currents, occasionally recognizing other people in a similar condition, and meeting with experiences of all sorts, pleasant and unpleasant, the memory of which, hopelessly confused and often travestied into a grotesque caricature of what  really happened, will cause the man to think next morning what a leadbeqter dream he has had.
The Astral Plane: Its Scenery, Inhabitants & Phenomena by Charles W. Leadbeater
Why should this be so? But strangely as it happened, among Bishop Leadbeater’s possessions and mine at the time we had nothing that would lock properly.
The Master, or perhaps some more advanced pupil, brings before him again and again all possible forms of illusion, and asks him “What do you see? There is much here that will provide context for people at any degree of astral awareness. The Astral Plane is, simply, an account of things unseen, and despite having been written inI found a lot of it to be brow-raisingly congruent to what modern science believes to be true.
Some of these planes can be visited and observed by persons who have qualified themselves for the work, exactly as a foreign country might be visited and observed; and, by comparing the observations of those who are constantly working on these planes, evidence can be obtained of their existence and nature at least as satisfactory as that which most of us have for the existence of Greenland or Spitzbergen.
The Astral Plane: C W Leadbeater: : Books
Since, as before remarked, every physical object has its astral counterpart, which is visible to him, it may be thought that the distinction is trivial, yet it is an essential part of the symmetrical conception of the subject.
A man has to stay upon this lowest subdivision until he has disentangled so much as is possible of his true self from the matter of that sub-plane; and when that is done his consciousness is focussed in the next of these concentric shells that formed of the matter of the sixth subdivisionor to put the same idea in other words, he passes on to the next sub-plane.
Get to Know Us. We are, as it were, shut up in a tower, and our senses are tiny windows opening out in certain directions. Life on the sixth division is not unlike our ordinary life on this earth, minus the physical body and its necessities; while as it ascends through the fifth and fourth divisions it becomes less and less material, and is more and more withdrawn from our lower world and its interests.
When the separation of the principles is complete, the astral life of the person is over, and, as before stated, he passes into the mental condition. There have been some whose karma was such as to enable them to develop the higher mental faculties first of all — to overleap the astral plane for the time, as it were; but this is not the ordinary method adopted by the Masters of Wisdom with their pupils.
Here I can well quote the description which he himself has given of his training in Clairvoyance, which enabled him to make a scientific investigation of the phenomena of the Astral Plane. Annika rated it really liked it Apr 12, The book “the Astral Plane” by Leadbeater is so interesting and looks like a great read- but on Kindle I haven’t even gotten through the first chapter!
It lies partly on the surface of the earth, and partly  perhaps mostly beneath that surface, interpenetrating the solid crust. When I saw it on Kindle I decided to return it to my reading library. This entity ought not, strictly speaking, to be classified under the head “human” at all, since it is only its outer vesture, the passive, senseless shell, that was once an appanage of humanity; such life, intelligence, desire, and will as it may possess are those of the artificial-elemental animating it, and that, though in truth a creation of man’s evil thought is not itself human.
I have not space to do more than just mention them here, but a fuller account of them will be found in Chapter vii of my little book on Clairvoyance. Inflamed with all kinds of horrible appetites which they call no longer satisfy directly now they are without a leadbeate body, they gratify their loathsome passions vicariously through a medium or any sensitive person whom they can obsess; lradbeater they take a devilish delight in using all the arts of delusion which the astral plane puts in their power in order to lead others into the same excesses which have proved so fatal to themselves.
Far more frequently he has to wait on the astral plane, as mentioned before, until the opportunity of a fitting birth presents itself. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. We must not, however, allow ourselves to follow these fascinating bye-paths, but must resume our endeavour to give a general idea of the appearance of the astral plane. It is clearly a form of harm to self, and thereby on the same wstral karmically than harm done to others. It hath no water, it hath adtral air; it is deep, unfathomable; it is black as the blackest night, and men wander helplessly about therein; in it a man may not live in quietness of heart.
This is absolutely the mere astral corpse in the later stages of its disintegration, every particle of the mind having left it. If astral travel interests you then this book is something leadbeatfr will enjoy.
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How great a calamity might occur, if these selfish minds were to use occult powers also for exploitation, is not difficult for anyone with a little imagination to conceive.
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The Astral Plane by C. W. Leadbeater
A close analysis and study of these facts by any eager student who has an unprejudiced and impartial mind, cannot but give him the feeling that, though he may be unable to believe in the statements recorded, yet nevertheless there is one characteristic about them, that they appear to be descriptions of objects and events seen objectively, as through a microscope or telescope, and not subjectively, as is the case of a novelist spinning out the incidents of a vivid story.
Invisible Helpers by C. With regard to the astral body the matter is, however, somewhat different, for in the case of all the cultured people belonging to the more advanced races of the world, the consciousness is already perfectly capable not only of responding to all vibrations communicated to it through astral matter, but also of using its astral body definitely as a vehicle and instrument.
Right away CW makes clear the vastness of his subject and the thinness of his outlines, but there’s still such a rich variety of observation in this little book.