Man, the Microcosm; Part 6

The Dweller on the Threshold, “I AM” & the Flame Within To know Man’s Reality, his True Self, the seeker after Truth would first have to know the false self–or that which he calls “self”–for this false ego is the cloud, the veil that hinders true perception of that which is truly the SELF of Man, that which is called “I AM.” Before the Master Jesus began his ministry, he engaged upon a period of introspection, fasting, meditation, and prayer upon a “mountain top” where he was tempted by “Satan.” In a parallel event in the East, hundreds of years before, Gautama Buddha, before attaining the lofty state of enlightenment underneath the Bodhi tree, was tempted by “Mara.” Mara and …

Man, the Microcosm; Part 4

The Principle Nadis & Kundalini The etheric body, according to Hindu mystics, is said to be composed of 72,000 nadis, or subtle nerves. This figure as the actual number is questionable; it is more likely to be symbolic and should not be taken literally. Sushumna, Ida and Pingala are the major nerves of this vital body. Sushumna is the etheric counterpart of the cord of the central nervous system in the spinal column. Ida and Pingala correspond to the two branches of the autonomic nervous system situated along side of the 33 segments of the vertebrae. Ida and Pingala are rooted in the perineum. They rise and flank each side of the sushumna, and they terminate in the openings of …