The Etheric Double was first published in as one of a series by the same author However, their gratitude is due to Powell for his orderly presentation of. Etheric Double has 60 ratings and 7 reviews. Ron said: This is series of 5 books edited by Colonel Arthur E. Powell. He very methodically combined inform. As said himself in his introduction, . It is important to notice that the dense body and the Etheric Double vary together as to their Arthur

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This is not to cast doubt on the honesty of those who recorded the observations; they were persons of unimpeachable integrity who continually emphasised their pioneering status and fallibility. The condition is very unpleasant, as such a person would be shut out from the astral world by the shell of etheric matter, and at the same time the loss of physical sense organs prevents him from coming fully in touch with earth life.

Its dreams are usually dramatic, for it draws on the accumulated contents of the physical brain, and arranges, dissociates, and recombines these after its own fancies, thus creating the lower world of dream. Such shields of etheric matter, the thinnest layer of which can be so manipulated as to be absolutely impervious to heat, may spread over the hands, the feet, or over the hot stones or other substances used in fire walking ceremonies still practised in ppwell parts of the world.

Working with the chakras and these spiritual energies can play a big part in the psychic development and enlightenment of those sensitive enough to work on these levels. It is of course, true that no physical weapon could affect an astral body, but an injury to a materialised form vouble be transmitted to the astral body by the phenomenon known as “repercussion.

However these books must be read in the following order: Open Preview See a Problem? Although in the physical body we have special organs, each located in a definite and fixed part of the pwoell, for seeing, hearing, and the rest, an entirely different arrangement is made in the astral body, specialised organs not being necessary for the attainment of the result aimed at. When once this is aroused, it is by its tremendous force that the other centres are vivified in turn.

It is also possible to mesmerise persons who have recently died and who are still hovering close about us in their astral bodies. The wavelengths are very minute, and probably some thousands of them are very minute, and probably some thousands of them are included in one undulation, though the exact proportion has not yet been determined. The Etheric Double appears through the screens as a dark band adjacent to and following exactly the contours of the body.

Fohat or Electricity, comprises practically all the physical forces of which we know, all of which are convertible into one another, such as electricity, magnetism, light, heat, sound, chemical affinity, motion, and so forth. The astral chakrams are not formed till a much later period in evolution. Buy the selected items together This item: Mesmerism purely for curative purposes, by those who understand what they are doing and can be trusted not to abuse their powers, has much to be said for it; but mesmerism for other purposes is distinctly not advisable.


The water becomes very highly charged with magnetism and it is then distributed to the people, or a sick man may hold a thread connected to the rope. A somewhat similar process takes place when a dead drunkard, hovering about a gin-shop, draws round himself a veil of etheric matter, in order that he may absorb the odour of the alcohol for which he craves.

Etheric Double: The Health Aura of Man by Arthur E. Powell

He may in fact, in his physical consciousness know nothing whatever of it. Powell has drawn powlel sources associated with the Theosophical Society, primarily Annie Besant and C. Kilner expressly disclaims all clairvoyant power and did not even read accounts of the aura until over sixty of ddouble patients had been examined. When however, they return to their sleeping physical bodies, scarcely any memory of the astral life filters through into etheri brain, simply because the necessary etheric bridge is not built.

Those who have studied the mechanism of reincarnation will be familiar with the fact that, in the case of the etheric body, a factor comes into play which does not operate in the case of the astral or mental bodies.

Kristin rated it really liked it Mar 18, The orange is raised into pure yellow and intensifies the intellectual powers. An astral sylph flashes from one shape to another ; an etheric fairy swells or decreases quickly, but not instantaneously. Kilner considers that a form approximating to an egg-shaped egheric is the most perfect, deviations from this being due to undevelopment. Whilst the etheric centres are always on the surface of the etheric body, the astral centre is frequently in the interior of the astral body.

Etheric Double: The Health Aura of Man

Kundalini is a further development, on the ascending arc, of the First Outpouring ]. Even the partial withdrawal of the double produces lethargy in the dense body and almost suspends the vital activities: The Etheric Double has two main functions.

It seems probable, however, that repercussion can occur only in the case of a perfect materialisation, where the form is both visible and tangible, and not when it is: Into the composition of the Etheric Double must enter something of all the different grades of etheric matter, but the proportions may vary greatly, and are determined by several factors, such as the race, sub-race, and the type of man, as well as by his individual karma.

Its colours largely represent the qualities required in the body it has to build, and its form is also usually that destined for it. It is usually of a uniform width of 2 to 4 inches throughout, though sometimes slightly narrower down the limbs, and follows the contours of the body.


The minimum possible, therefore, according to circumstances, should be worn by the patient. It is important to recognise that the Etheric Double, being merely a part of the physical body, is not normally capable of acting as a separate vehicle of consciousness, in which a man can live or function. Through the excretory organs pass the emptied atoms of the green ray, from the digestive system, and also, in the case of the ordinary man, those of the red-orange ray.

The lower forms of psychism are most frequent in animals and very unintelligent human beings. Books by Arthur E. Persons of intelligence usually have larger auras than those of low intellect. Four years afterwards the operator died, and the old rheumatic trouble at once returned to the lady with its former virulence. Its predominant colour is a curious blending of various shades of red, though there is also a great deal of green in it.

The best way to see them is to face directly away from the sun and focus the eyes a few feet away, wrthur a clear sky as background. A capable vampire can thus drain a person of all his strength in a few minutes.

Those who are unfamiliar with the ideas and terminology of Theosophy may meet with some difficulty when they encounter “Great outpourings”, “Logoi” and the like, but the information is well organized, practical and fascinating nonetheless. Not what you would call a light read. This information is scattered over a very large number of books and articles, some forty of which the compiler has consulted, a list of these being given at the end of this document.

Refresh and try again. This is the procedure in all scientific work and, in fact, little progress can be made without some tentative working concept as context and guide. Such men become satyrs, monsters of depravity, being at the mercy of a force out of all proportion to the human power of resistance. It receives the violet-blue ray from the spleen chakram. Such materialised forms are usually strictly confined to the immediate neighbourhood of the medium, the matter of which they are composed being subject to an attraction which is constantly drawing it back arthkr the ethrric from which it came, so that if kept away from the medium too long the figure collapses, the matter which composes it instantly rushing back to its source.

There are, belonging to the mineral kingdom, many etheric substances, the existence of which is unknown to Western science. It also serves under normal conditions to prevent clear recollection of the sleep life from reaching the physical brain consciousness; and it accounts for the momentary unconsciousness which always occurs at death.