Arvindus

Contemplationam

Human Evolution and the Planes

  • Title: Contemplationam, Human Evolution and the Planes.
  • Author: Arvindus.
  • Publisher: Arvindus.
  • Copyright: © 2020 Arvindus, all rights reserved.
  • Index: 202008091.
  • Edition: html, first edition.

In 'Ageless Wisdom, Classifications of Humanity' the three halls of human evolution were touched upon.1 Such a hall should be basically understood as a field of experience, or a thereto related type of consciousness.2 A human starts his evolution in the hall of ignorance. The hall name indicates that the field of experience and type of consciousness there are basically ruled by ignorance. 'Ignorance' because in this hall man is still identified with his personality. He is moved there by blind movement, desirous tendency and obsessious particularisation, or summarized; by the accidence of nature.3 This period of human evolution is the longest and the timespan can symbolically be mentioned to last seven hundred incarnations.4 As his experiences of pleasure and pain there throughout his incarnations add content to his consciousness he gains control over his physical body until he reaches the first of five human initiations.5 Such an initiation can be understood as the stabilization of a reached point in evolution.6 At this first initiation he moves from the hall of ignorance into the hall of learning. 'Learning' because in this hall man learns to identify himself with his spiritual self.7 In this hall he is moved increasingly by directed and beloved purpose, or by choice.8 The period in which man stays in this hall is intermediate and can symbolically be mentioned to last seventy incarnations.9 In this hall he also takes the second initiation, where his control over his emotional nature is stabilized, until at the third initiation the gained control over his mind is stabilized and he moves further from the hall of learning into the hall of wisdom. 'Wisdom' because in this hall man moves towards the being of a Master of Wisdom which he belongs to be and which he is destined to become.10 The period in which man stays in this hall is the shortest and can symbolically be mentioned to last seven incarnations.11 That is; untill the fourth initiation, because after having reached the full symbolic seven hundred and seventy seven incarnations at the fourth initiation a concluding synthesizing phase follows until at the fifth initiation man passes from human evolution into that of a Master of Wisdom.12

Along the above described lines a figure as below can be sketched.

Human Evolution and the Planes

Figure 1.

We see two axes, a horizontal 'x' axis and a vertical 'y' axis. The 'x' axis from 0 to 5 stands for the human evolution. The point x0 indicates the point of individualization where the animal stage is left and the human stage is entered. And the point x5 indicates the point of ascension where the human stage is left and the Masterhood stage is entered.13, 14 The points x0, x1, x2, x3, x4 and x5 also indicate the five initiations. Thus the line from x0 to x5 indicates human evolution, whereby the part from x0 to x1 indicates the 700 incarnations in the hall of ignorance, the part from x1 to x3 the 70 incarnations in the hall of learning, the part from x3 to x4 the 7 incarnations in the hall of wisdom and the part from x4 to x5 the synthesizing stage in the same hall.

The 'y' axis from 0 to 5 stands for the planes. The point y0 is the most dense and the point y5 the most subtle. The part between y0 and y1 indicates the physical plane (with its seven sub planes), the part between y1 and y2 the emotional plane (with its sub planes), the part between y2 and y3 the mental plane (with its sub planes), the part between y3 and y4 the intuitional plane (with its sub planes) and the part between y4 and y5 the atimic plane (with its sub planes). A non-logarithmic scale has been used to suit the drawn line (and to stimulate a non-lineair thinking about the planes).

The line of figure 1 thus shows the relation between human evolution and the planes. Point (x0, y0) then indicates the start of human evolution where his control over the planes is basically non-existent. After a very long time in the hall of ignorance man has at point (x1, y1) finally gained control over his physical body. In the hall of learning his evolution accelerates. At (x2, y2) he gains control over his emotional body and at (x3, y3) over his mental body. Entering the hall of wisdom his growth increadibly accelerates further and within a very short period he masters his intuitional faculty at (x4, y4) until at (x5, y5) he fully masters the atmic plane and he becomes a Master of Wisdom.

Notes
  1. 'Ageless Wisdom, Classifications of Humanity', Index: 201404081.
  2. Alice A. Bailey, ' Esoteric Psychology, Volume II, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume II', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, Section Two, Ch. III, 5, b. " As we study, let us bear clearly in mind that it is the soul as a centre of consciousness and the vehicles as centres of experience with which we are concerning ourselves."
  3. 'Contemplationam, Accidence, Choice and Destiny as a Ninefold', Index: 201510162.
  4. Alice A. Bailey, 'A Treatise on Cosmic Fire', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, Section Two, D, II, 3, d, (b). "First. The 700 incarnations. […]. This is the longest period. The initial vibration is slow and heavy, and millenia of lives have to elapse before the interchange of energy between the Ego and its reflection, the personal self (the lower threefold man) is such that the consciousness of the man occultly "awakens" in the Hall of Learning."
  5. Note 1.
  6. Alice A. Bailey, 'Letters on Occult Meditation', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, Letter X, The refinement of the mental body. "At each initiation, the electrical or magnetic force applied has a stabilising effect."
  7. Note 1.
  8. Note 3.
  9. 'A Treatise on Cosmic Fire', Section Two, D, II, 3, d, (b). "Second. The 70 incarnations. […]. This cycle covers the period passed by the man in the Hall of Learning [...]."
  10. Note 3.
  11. 'A Treatise on Cosmic Fire', Section Two, D, II, 3, d, (b). "Third. The 7 incarnations. […]."
  12. Ibidem. "At the termination of the 777 incarnations, a man passes through the door of initiation and enters upon a brief synthesising process, or a final period in which he garners the fruits of the experience in the two first halls, and transmutes knowledge into wisdom, transforms the shadow of things seen into the energy of that which is, and achieves the final liberation from all the lower forms which seek to hold him prisoner."
  13. Note 1.
  14. Alice A. Bailey, 'From Bethlehem to Calvary', in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, Ch. Six.
Bibliography
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  • 'Contemplationam, Accidence, Choice and Destiny as a Ninefold', Index: 201510162.
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