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Esoteric Healing - Table of Contents

Introductory Remarks


The Basic Causes of Disease
The Training of the Healer

Chapter I - The Psychological Causes of Disease

The Psychological Causes of Disease

1. Causes Arising in the Emotional-Desire Nature
     A. Uncontrolled and Ill-Regulated Emotion
     B. Desire, Inhibited or Rampant
     C. Diseases of Worry and Irritation

2. Causes Arising in the Etheric Body
     A. Congestion
     B. Lack of Coordination and Integration
     C. Over-stimulation of the Centers

3. Causes Arising in the Mental Body
     A. Wrong Mental Attitudes
     B. Mental Fanaticism - The Dominance of Thought-forms
     C. Frustrated Idealism

     The Sacred Art of Healing
     Preliminary Rules for Radiatory Healing
     Three Major Laws of Health
     The Causes of Disease Summarized

4. Diseases due to the Life of Discipleship
     A. The Diseases of Mystics
     B. Diseases of Disciples
          1. The Specific Problems of Disciples
          2. Difficulties incident to Soul Contact

     The Centers and the Glandular System
     The Seven Major Centers
          1. The Head Center
          2. The Ajna Center
          3. The Throat Center
          4. The Heart Center
     The Body - Phenomenal Appearance
          5. The Solar Plexus Center
          6. The Sacral Center
          7. The Center at the Base of the Spine
     The Etheric Body, Nervous and Endocrine Systems
     Effects Produced in Specific Areas
     Effects of Understimulation and Over-stimulation of the Centers

Chapter II - Causes Emanating from Group Life

Causes Emanating from Group Life

1. Diseases of Humanity, Inherited from the Past
     A. Venereal and Syphilitic Diseases
     B. Tuberculosis
     C. Cancer

2. Diseases Arising from Obscure Planetary Conditions
3. Racial and National Diseases

Chapter III - Our Karmic Liabilities

Introductory Remarks
1. Karmic Liabilities of the Individual
2. The Seven Ray Causes of Karma
     The Seven Ray Causes of Inharmony and Disease

Chapter IV - Some Questions Answered

Some Questions Answered


The Basic Requirements for Healing
Present Attitudes to Death
On Death - Excerpts from other Writings
Death and the Etheric Body

Chapter V - The Process of Restitution

The Process of Restitution

1. The Nature of Death
     Fear of Death
     Definition of Death
     Purposes of Death
     The Art of Dying

2. The Act of Restitution
     Factors Confronting the Withdrawing Soul
     Two Main Reasons for Cremation
     Sequence of Events at Death

3. Two Questions of Importance

Chapter VI - The Art of Elimination

The Art of Elimination
Activities Immediately after Death
The Devachan Experience
Tenth Law of Healing

Chapter VII - The Processes of Integration

The Processes of Integration
The Significance of Integration
The State of Mind of the Soul
The Elimination of the Personality Thought-form


The Fundamental Laws of Healing
Three Groups of Laws
Qualities Required of the Healer

Chapter VIII - The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied

The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied
Application of the Laws and Rules

Law I
All disease is the result of inhibited soul life. This is true of all forms in all kingdoms. The art of the healer consists in releasing the soul so that its life can flow through the aggregate of organisms which constitute any particular form.

Law II
Disease is the product of and subject to three influences: first, a man's past, wherein he pays the price of ancient error; second, his inheritance, wherein he shares with all mankind those tainted streams of energy which are of group origin; third, he shares with all natural forms that which the Lord of Life imposes on His body. These three influences are called the "Ancient Law of Evil Sharing." This must give place some day to the new "Law of Ancient Dominating Good" which lies behind all that God has made. This law must be brought into activity by the spiritual will of man.

Rule One
Let the healer train himself to know the inner stage of thought or of desire of the one who seeks his help. He can thereby know the source from whence the trouble comes. Let him relate the cause and the effect and know the point exact through which relief must come.

Disease is an effect of the basic centralization of a man's life energy. From the plane whereon those energies are focused proceed those determining conditions which produce ill health. These, therefore, work out as disease or as freedom from disease.

Law IV
Disease, both physical and psychological, has its roots in the good, the beautiful and the true. It is but a distorted reflection of divine possibilities. The thwarted soul, seeking full expression of some divine characteristic or inner spiritual reality, produces - within the substance of its sheaths - a point of friction. Upon this point the eyes of the personality are focused, and this leads to disease. The art of the healer is concerned with the lifting of the downward focused eyes unto the soul, the true Healer within the form. The spiritual or third eye then directs the healing force, and all is well.

Rule Two
The healer must achieve magnetic purity, through purity of life. He must attain that dispelling radiance which shows itself in every man when he has linked the centers in the head. When this magnetic field is established the radiation then goes forth.

Law V
There is naught but energy, for God is Life. Two energies meet in man, but other five are present. For each is to be found a central point of contact. The conflict of these energies with forces and of forces twixt themselves produce the bodily ills of man. The conflict of the first and second persists for ages until the mountain top is reached - the first great mountain top. The fight between the forces produces all disease, all ills and bodily pain which seek release in death. The two, the five and thus the seven, plus that which they produce, possess the secret. This is the fifth law of healing within the world of form.

Rule Three
Let the healer concentrate the needed energy within the needed center. Let the center correspond to the center which has need. Let the two synchronize and together augment force. Thus shall the waiting form be balanced in its work. Thus shall the two and the one, under right direction, heal.

Law VI
When the building energies of the soul are active in the body, then there is health, clean interplay and right activity. When the builders are the lunar lords and those who work under the control of the moon and at the behest of the lower personal self, then you have disease and ill health and death.

When life or energy flows unimpeded and through right direction to its precipitation (the related gland), then the form responds and ill health disappears.

Rule Four
A careful diagnosis of disease, based on the ascertained outer symptoms, will be simplified to this extent - that once the organ involved is known and thus isolated, the center in the etheric body which is in closest relation to it will be subjected to methods of occult healing, though the ordinary ameliorative, medical or surgical methods will not be withheld.

Disease and death are the result of two active forces. One is the will of the soul, which says to its instrument: "I draw the essence back." The other is the magnetic power of the planetary life, which says to the life within the atomic structure: "The hour of reabsorption has arrived. Return to me." Thus, under cyclic law, do all forms act.

Rule Five
The healer must seek to link his soul, his heart, his brain and his hands. Thus can he pour the vital healing force upon the patient. This is magnetic work. It cures disease or increases the evil state, according to the knowledge of the healer.
The healer must seek to link his soul, his brain, his heart and auric emanation. Thus can his presence feed the soul life of the patient. This is the work of radiation. The hands are needed not. The soul displays its power. The patient's soul responds through the response of his aura to the radiation of the healer's aura, flooded with soul energy.

Law IX
Perfection calls imperfection to the surface. Good drives evil from the form of man in time and space. The method used by the Perfect One and that employed by Good, is harmlessness. This is not negativity, but perfect poise, a completed point of view, and divine understanding.

Rule Six
The healer or the healing group must keep the will in leash. It is not will which must be used, but love.

Law X
Hearken, O Disciple, to the call which comes from the Son to the Mother, and then obey. The Word goes forth that form has served its purpose. The principle of mind then organizes itself and then repeats the Word. The waiting form responds and drops away. The soul stands free.
Respond, O Rising One, to the call which comes within the sphere of obligation; recognize the call, emerging from the Ashram or from the Council Chamber where waits the Lord of Life Himself. The Sound goes forth. Both soul and form together must renounce the principle of life, and thus permit the Monad to stand free. The soul responds. The form then shatters the connection. Life is now liberated, owning the quality of conscious knowledge and the fruit of all experience. These are the gifts of soul and form combined.

Chapter IX - The Seven Modes of Healing

The Seven Modes of Healing
I. The Seven Ray Energies
II. The Rays of Healer and of Patient
III. The Seven Healing Techniques

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