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Charles Webster Leadbeater 1854-1934 
A Biographical Study
by Gregory John Tillett
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Appendix 2: The Planes       

          In Leadbeater's Theosophy, the world in which man lives is made up of seven "planes".  Although man's waking consciousness is generally limited to the lower physical plane, he can, and does, function on other planes for which he also possesses "bodies".  Thus he might travel in his astral body on the astral plane, or in his mental body on the mental plane.  For most people such experienced occurred during sleep and were not remembered;  for the clairvoyant and the occultist they could occur at any time and be recalled.

          "Man is therefore in essence a Spark of the divine Fire, belonging to the monadic world... For the purposes of human evolution the Monad manifests itself in lower worlds.   When it descends one stage and enters the spiritual world, it shows itself there as the triple Spirit having itself three aspects..... Thus man as we know him, though in reality a Monad residing in the monadic world, shows himself as an ego in the higher mental world, manifesting these three aspects of himself (spirit, intuition and intelligence) through that vehicle of higher mental matter which we name the causal body."  - A Textbook of Theosophy, 1971:41-2

          "Before he, the ego in the higher mental world, can take a vehicle belonging to the physical world, he must make a connection with it through the lower mental and astral worlds..... Only after having assumed the intermediate vehicles can he come into touch with a baby physical body, and be born into the world, which we know." - ibid:43.

          "There are seven 'planes' or worlds which have special relations to man, and each individual has some phase of his life in them.  He is represented in the three lower of them by a vehicle or body of matter of each of those planes, and each body serves him as a means if knowledge and communication with that plane.  Thus, each of us has a physical body, made up of the seven sub-states of physical matter, and through that body we gain experience of the physical world." - Jinarajadasa, First Principles of Theosophy, 1928:87


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1. The Planes

 


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2. The Structure of Man on the Planes

 

          Based on C. Jinarajadasa, First Principles of Theosophy, 1922:109


Table of Contents

Appendix 1

Charles Webster Leadbeater 1854-1934 
A Biographical Study
by Gregory John Tillett
Table of Contents

Appendix 3