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Esoteric Healing - Chapter VIII - The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied
  1. Upon this point, the eyes of the personality are focused, and this leads to disease.

We have here a most interesting hint as to the medium of force direction. The occult significance of the eye and the nature of its symbolism are little understood. The reference here has nothing to do in reality with eyes in the physical body. Here the words, "the eyes of the personality," refer to the focused attention of the personality, emanating from the mental and astral bodies which are essentially the two eyes of the soul in incarnation. The use of these two windows or eyes of the soul leads to a concentration of energy (in this case strictly personality energy) in the etheric vehicle. This energy is then directed to the area of discomfort, and therefore to the point of friction. This friction is sustained and increased by the forces which are focused upon it. People have little idea how much - objectively speaking - they increase the potency of the disease by the constantly directed thought which they expend upon it and by the attention they pay to that area wherein the trouble is located. Energies, mental and emotional, are brought to bear upon the diseased area, and the "eyes of the personality" are a potent factor in sustaining the disease.

In this sentence you have, moreover, a clear and unequivocal expression of the fact that mental and emotional conditions lead to disease. The activity of the soul and the impact of soul energy have to penetrate into the physical body, via the subtler bodies, and the point of friction (the outcome of resistance) is found first of all in the mental body, then is repeated even more potently in the astral body, and is reflected into the physical body; these (and this is [571] the a-b-c of occultism but is sometimes forgotten) constitute the personality, and the friction is necessarily to be found throughout.

It might be of interest to you to correlate what I have said in my other writing anent the eyes with the point made above. As you well know, and as stated in The Secret Doctrine, the right eye is the "eye of buddhi" and the left eye is the "eye of manas" - this (when in relation to buddhi) referring to the higher mind and to man as he finally will appear. In the average human being, and before reaching perfection, the right eye transmits the energy of the astral body when directed consciously towards an object of attention, and the left eye directs the energy of the lower mind.

In between these two directing eyes is to be found the ajna center, which is like a third eye or directing agent for the blended and fused energies of the personality; related to this third eye as it awakens and comes into functioning activity is what we call "the eye of the soul"; this is a point within the highest head center. This eye of the soul can and does transmit energy to the ajna center and is itself the agent (before the fourth initiation) of the energy of the Spiritual Triad. This esoteric relationship is only set up when the soul is dominating its instrument, the personality, and is bringing all the lower activities upon the physical plane under soul direction.

In the perfected man, there is to be found, therefore, the following distributors or distributing agents of energy:

  1. The eye of the soul - agent of the Spiritual Triad - Will.
  2. The third eye - agent of the soul - Love.
  3. The right eye - distributor of buddhic energy.
  4. The left eye - conveyor of pure manasic energy.
  5. The ajna center - focusing and directing point for all these energies. [572]

In the disciple and the man who is beginning to function as a soul, you will have:

  1. The third eye - distributor of soul energy.
  2. The right eye - agent for astral energy.
  3. The left eye - agent for lower mental energy.
  4. The ajna center - focusing point of these three energies.

In the average man, the situation will be as follows:

  1. The right eye - agent for astral energy.
  2. The left eye - agent for mental energy.
  3. The ajna center - distributing station.

As occult knowledge increases a whole science of energy distribution will be built up around the eyes and their symbolic function, and their esoteric use will be understood. The time has not yet arrived for this, though already the power of the human eye when focused on a person, for instance, is known to attract attention. One hint I can give you: the optic nerve is a symbol of the antahkarana, and the entire structure of the eye ball is one of the most beautiful symbols of the threefold deity and the threefold man.

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