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This stage is one of great importance, for it marks the vital circulation throughout the entire vehicle of a particular type of force. This can be clearly seen in relation to the Etheric body which circulates the vital force or prana of the sun. A similar linking up with the force concerned is to be seen on the Astral and the Mental planes. "The Pitris of the Triple Heat" are now working synthetically, and the brain, the heart and the lower centers are coordinated. The lower and the higher are linked, and the channels are unimpeded so that the circulation of the triple energy is possible. This is true of the form-building of all entities, macrocosmic and microcosmic. It is marked by the active cooperation of another group of Pitris, termed "The Pitris of Vitality" in connection with the others. Group after group cooperate, for the three main bodies are distributed among many lesser.
6. The Solid: This marks the final stage in actual form-building, and signifies the moment wherein the work is done as regards the aggregating and shaping of substance. The greater part of the work of the lunar Pitris stands now accomplished. The word "solid" refers not solely to the lowest objective manifestation, for a solid form may be Ethereal, and only the stage of evolution of the entity involved will reveal its relative significance. All that has been here laid down as to the progressive stages of form construction on every plane is true of all forms in all systems and schemes, and is true of all thought-form building. Man is constructing thought-forms all the time, and is following unconsciously the same method as his Ego pursues in building his bodies, as the Logos follows in building His system, and as a planetary Logos uses in constructing His scheme.
INCARNATION AND KARMA
In the early stages, the initiatory impulse is heavy and slow, and the matter required for the sheaths is of a correspondingly "low" grade, that is, it is of low vibratory capacity, and the time elapsing between the first vibration outwards on the Mental plane, and the coordination of the dense physical body is a long one. Later on, the vibration becomes more powerful and the effects therefore are more rapidly felt.
At the close of evolution, when the human unit is upon the Path and consciously controlling his destiny, and working off karma, the intervals intervening between two incarnations are brief or not as the man may choose in the interests of the work to be done, and according to his intention to achieve liberation from form. It must also be remembered that as the evolutionary process proceeds, the Egoic activity calls out response not only from substance in the three worlds, but also from the formless levels of the system. The response will be felt finally on Monadic levels. Then, after a moment of equilibrium, the effect of the rhythm is felt entirely on the higher planes, and leaves the lower.
We might express it also in saying that the will aspect or initiatory impulse is primarily that which produces cause, which is cause itself. It should be remembered ever that cause involves the idea of duality, that which initiates, and that which is produced simultaneously by the initiation. The two ideas are inseparable, yet nevertheless the second idea in its most abstract connotation must not be considered literally as an effect; true effect involves a third idea. Some appreciation of the problem may be gleaned by a consideration of phenomena which ever involves this dual initiatory cause and its objective effect:
The man begins to discriminate between the pairs of opposites, choosing ever in the early stages that which appeals most to his lower nature and that which he believes will bring him pleasure. The center of the attention of the Ego is the Astral body, and it becomes so closely coordinated with the physical body that the two form one united expression of desire. The mental body remains comparatively inactive at this stage. The love nature of the Ego is in process of being developed, and this stage is the longest of the three.
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