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I ask you to realize five facts:

  1. That undeveloped men are energised and galvanised into outer activity through the medium of the three centers below the diaphragm.

  1. That average man is beginning to function primarily through the Solar Plexus center and to use it as a transferring center of force for energies which must be carried from below the diaphragm to above the diaphragm.

  1. That the world aspirants are slowly being energised and controlled by the forces which are being transferred from the centers below the diaphragm to the Throat center and from the Soul to the Throat center. This leads to creative activity of some kind.

  1. That the world disciples are beginning to be governed and controlled by the throat and Heart centers and are also beginning to transfer the forces which have been raised to the heart and throat, to the Ajna center between the eyebrows, in the middle of the forehead. When this has been done, the man is then an integrated personality. The Soul also stimulates the Ajna center.

  1. That the more advanced disciples and world initiates are also energised from two sources: by means of the energies raised up and lifted into the head from all the centers in the body, and by those which pour into the human frame from the Soul, via the highest center at the top of the head.

The whole process is, as you can see, one of development, use and transference, as is the case in all evolutionary development. There are two major transferring centers in the Etheric body—the Solar Plexus and the throat—and one master center through which the energy of the Soul must pour when the right time comes, pouring consciously and with the full awareness of the disciple. That center is the Head center, called in the Eastern philosophy "the thousand-petalled lotus". The problem of the average man is, therefore, connected with the Solar Plexus. The problem of the disciple, the advanced aspirant and the initiate of the lower degrees is connected with the creative center, the throat.


I would here remind students that the following three points, related to the transference of energy, must be borne in mind:

  1. That there is a transference to be made from all the lower centers to higher ones and that this is usually done in two stages. This transference, carried on within the personality, is paralleled by the transference of Spiritual energy from that reservoir of force we call the Soul to the man on the Physical plane. This becomes possible as the man makes the needed transference within himself. These transferences can take place in the course of the evolutionary process, or they can be hastened through the forced training given to disciples of all degrees.

  1. That, within this major field of activity, the following transferences will have to be made:
  1. The energy of the center at the Base of the Spine (the organ of the personal will) must be raised and carried up the spinal column to the Head center, via the Ajna center.
  2. The energy of the sacral center (governing the sexual life and the organs of physical creation) must be raised to the Throat center, which becomes the organ of creative activity of a non-physical nature.
  3. The energy of the Solar Plexus (the organ of self-conscious personal desire) must be raised to the heart and there transmuted into group service.

  1. That all these centers are developed and brought into activity in three stages, and thus progressively

        condition the outer aspects of a man’s life:

  1. There is a period wherein the centers are active only in a sluggish and semi-dormant manner: the forces of which they are formed, and which they express, move slowly and with a heavy inert rhythm; the light which can be seen wherever there is a center is dim; the point of electric potency at the center (the "heart of the lotus or chakra," the hub of the wheel, as it is esoterically termed in the Oriental teaching) is relatively quiescent. There is just enough energy pouring into the center to produce the preservation of life, the smooth functioning of the instinctual nature, plus a tendency to react, in a fluctuating and unintelligent manner to stimuli coming from the Astral plane, via the individual Astral body.


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