What if a model of the atom exists which clearly bridges Father-Mother-God into familiar physical material matter? Since about 2012 it appears the literature in two fields has evolved enuf to put together such a model.
Short version: Each atom is the pleasant intercourse of Father God with Mother God. Mother God (Vishnu, ether) contributes the etheric form, shape and substance–not weight–to each atom. The etheric part of an atom is visible to clairvoyant investigation. That’s the Mother God (Divine Feminine) contribution. The Mother God etheric substance of each atom is the swirling vortex of the Theosophical atom:
Dg-Babbit-Theosophical atom (ANU)
Father God contributes the positive qualities of “realness,” “mass” and “weight” to each atom. The Father part is in the “empty” spinning vortex “funnel” center of each atom. The Father-substance is NOT visible to clairvoyant perception. The Father part is only perceptible by each person’s spiritual heart, by each person’s integrity.
How a new model springs from the 1880s ether vortex atom model and esoteric Light and Sound literature is detailed.
Ready for a S-T-R-E-T-C-H? This is a big idea.
What if our model of God is limited by the old-school model of atom-as-particles?
What if our model of how you-as-soul and God are Partners, is limited by an out-dated, old-school, atomic model?
I wonder if people adhering unconsciously to old-school 1950s model of the atom, are stuck in the conventional Enlightenment model of physical matter, the solar system and the Universe. Since about 2012 it’s been possible to pull together a model of the atom incorporating the 1880s experiments of the vortex atom with the Light & Sound ideas of Positive Qualities in Soul and Above. The result? A model of the atom converging Father-Mother-God with 3D physical material matter.
Since 2012, a few scholarly works exist looking back on the history of the vortex atom and Occult Chemistry. This week I bumped into these more recent scholarly efforts online. I read a wonderful account of the history of ideas in the vortex atom. This model was the most popular and promising model of the atom prior to the ‘atomic weight, atomic particle’ model. The 1950s model of the atom began with the uncovery of the electron in 1887 then proceed to the model of the atom as electron, proton and neutron.
Detailed and readable historical account document online: “The Vortex Atom: A Victorian Theory of Everything” by Helge Kragh, 83 pages. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1600-0498.2002.440102.x/abstract
The vortex model of the atom was popular in England and the US in the late 1800s. Why these two countries? Two reasons. One was interest in exercising new-found Sherlock-Holmes-ian thinking was highest in these two countries. Second, interest in the scientific clairvoyant investigations of Theosophical Society investigators was strongest in these two countries.
Dg- For comparison: Dr. Randolf Stones’ Polarity Atom: http://www.digitaldrstone.org/v2b6c12.shtml
Following is a brief summary of what scientists were doing in this area, in the late 1800s.
Between 1850-1880 many invisible patterns in air and water, began to be seriously studied and publicly demonstrated by Natural Science enthusiasts. These natural patterns included:
– smoke rings, a generator box was invented,
Dg- smoke box
– early experiments in vortex spirals in water (Schauberger was unknown until the 1930s)
– a small sphere of colored water could be made to spin, then sent to move intact thru a larger volume of clear water; tho, only for relatively short distances.
Another large body of simple, replicable experiments with magnets were demonstrated publicly and in colleges.
Dg- magnets patterns
In short, a large body of replicable experiments could be performed by anyone to demonstrate the reality of invisible patterns in the media of air, water and magnetized items. These could be reliably re-created by human experiment. All these topics came together 1850-1880s.
Q: Was the Periodic Table unknown?
A: Yes. The Periodic Table developed over 100 years 1828-1913. Please imagine Victorian times as ignorant of the Periodic Table as we know it now. The Table as we know it since Einstein’s day, closed minds, mostly ended amateur science. Before the Periodic Table, scientists were much more open-minded than we are today. Timeline of Periodic Table development: http://www.datesandevents.org/events-timelines/19-periodic-table-timeline.htm
Educated natural scientists in Victorian England were all exposed to Theosophy’s idea of an invisible “ether.” Uncovery of invisible patterns in air and water stimulated the question, ‘Could these patterns exist in the invisible Ether and help us understand the nature of physical matter?’
Air-water experiments encouraged people to imagine invisible ether patterns might exist and be uncovered. What if the invisible patterns uncovered in the media of air, water and magnetism could, taken together, illuminate the nature of the ether and the nature of physical matter?
Chladni plate patterns formed by sound
Victorian natural scientists had also been impressed with the effects of sound to shape form as was seen on Chaladni plates.
“Chladni (1756 – 1827) repeated the pioneering experiments of Robert Hooke who, in 1680, had observed the nodal patterns associated with the vibrations of glass plates. Hooke ran a violin bow along the edge of a plate covered with flour and saw the nodal patterns emerge. Chladni’s technique with metal plates was first published in 1787…” ~ Wikipedia
Hundreds more images-patterns: https://www.google.com/search?q=multiple+water+vortices&newwindow=1&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjF9abFgOnUAhWD0YMKHZPpCq8Q_AUICygC&biw=1431&bih=733#newwindow=1&tbm=isch&q=chladni+plates
The study of rope knot patterns also suggested archetypal patterns of connection could exist and be invisible, perhaps “alive” in an Ether.
Could multiple thin vortex spirals be generated in the same media; and then, interact, weave together as we see in knot patterns? Could it be in ether, vortex spirals automatically knotted patterns resembling the patterns reliably generated by magnetized needles placed in water? Could all these be at work?
End of the ether vortex atomic model
1887 was a turning point in the interest of the natural Science community away from its interest in the vortex theory of the atom. In 1887 J.J. Thomson, a prime proponent substantiating the ether, coined the word “electron,” suggesting an invisible electrical particle. This was soon to be followed by the coining of the words “proton” and “neutron.” The interest of scientific community turned towards particle-atomic weight models.
Q: Why did the electron-proton-neutron model emerge and take over?
A: Because neither ether theory nor ether vortex atom model could not explain physical mass and weight.
The best the ether vortex model could do was propose an interweaving of vacant, empty vortex “threads,” exactly analogous to the central empty air shaft we see in any well-made water vortex, must hold some aspect of God. Helge Kragh’s reporting recounts proposals at this point suggesting God was the missing “component” within the empty vortices. Perhaps if God was present inside the empty space central to a vortex, God contributed the quality of physical-material weight and mass.
Bringing God in to any model of atomic structure was forcefully rejected each and every time in the 1880s.
What if we returned to this moment?
It’s 2017. What if we brought the ether vortex atom model discussion forward into today? Do we have rhetoric to bridge the gap between observable experimental phenomena (air, water, magnets) and God?
I think we do. We make use of the Goethean Holistic Science view; meaning, any conclusion about subjective experience or phenomena can only be validated and replicated individually.
Bringing Goethe into 2017, he might say, ‘The model you have inside you of how one atom “operates” relates and connects with your model of how the solar system and the physical-material Universe “operates.”‘
Q: I’m uncomfortable with the word “God.”
A: Fine. You can use “Mystery.” “Mystery” also points to phenomena ‘above and beyond the mind.’ Mystery is what our mere mentalizing mind cannot yet grasp.
If God or Mystery is not part of your model of the atom, your model of the solar system and the Universe is likely to also be empty of Mystery and God.
If you believe you live in a Mystery-less, God-less universe, how can you, an individual, be a part of Mystery? With the Divine Feminine? With the Father God?
So we arrive at some big, delicious questions.
Next, we reverse the above question: What if every fact of the atom, the solar system, and the Universe was 100% explained by the agency of our merely mentalizing Mind?
If atoms, matter, solar system, Universe could be created with no higher intelligence than Mind, no higher agency is required. Is this the universe you live in?
If you do, perhaps you may have no need for a God, no need for Mystery, no need for any Divine Feminine, perhaps even no need for Feeling, no need for a living Nature, nature spirits and elementals, no need for any god higher than Mind. In this conception, intelligence-agency up to and including Mind is sufficient to explain everything.
The above question brings us face to face with underlying assumptions Natural Scientists in the 1880s refused to struggle with, which they had no rhetoric to struggle with.
Q: How come we can consider this question now in 2017?
A: Because Sherlock-Holmes-ian thinking has lost its glamor. Heartfelt thinking, whole-brained thinking is what Cultural Creatives aspire to since 1985 at least. We’re pretty sure now things exist beyond the merely mental Mind; things like:
– some expressions of the Divine Feminine,
– some need for Feeling which balances Thinking,
– some future, honored place for Nature in mainstream culture,
– some place for nature spirits and elementals,
– some future need for a higher God, however uniquely conceived individually.
The above questions present each of us a delicious (existential) dilemma, in our Inner Game of Life.
A) Either we align with an atom-matter-solar system-Universe created with and by no higher agency than the masculine-patriarchal Mind.
B) Or, we incorporate into our models of atom-matter-solar system-Universe-God higher agencies than mere Mind.
Q: What agencies exist above Mind?
A: According to Spiritual Geography 101, PACME, in Creation, above Mind in frequency, is some or all of these higher agencies: Mystery, some version of a Divine Feminine, Feeling to balance Thinking, nature spirits and elementals; and finally, a God higher than Mind, as uniquely conceived individually.
Full discussion: You have FIVE bodies PACME; Spiritual Geography 101 (99 cents)
Changing beliefs, accustoming ourself to new paradigms
My first Waldorf teacher training, challenged the cultural paradigms I was schooled in from several directions. Even with a pretty good metaphysical background, I was challenged to open up to more living and alive Goethe-Steinerian paradigms of educating, of living, creating and community.
Readers now, may feel similarly challenged confronted with the above questions. Relax. Take two to four weeks to “live with” how your Inner and Outer world would change if you lived in a universe where Mother-Father-God was as close to you as the atoms in your body. See if the idea suits you in your own Inner Game of Life.
Q: How do I incorporate agency higher than Mind into my model of the atom?
A: Ether is Mother God in Creation. Father God is positive qualities penetrating each Ether vortex.
Mother-God, Divine Feminine as “ether”
No better experimental evidence for the Mother-God, Divine Feminine as Ether exists than the experiments documented in “The Vortex Atom: A Victorian Theory of Everything” by Helge Kragh. “The Vortex Atom: A Victorian Theory of Everything” by Helge Kragh, 83 pages. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1600-0498.2002.440102.x/abstract
It recounts the experimental evidence of the 1850s-1880s relevant to the following conclusions. With rhetorics converged in 2017, old ideas about Ether can be summarized this way:
1) Ether is everywhere and all encompassing in Creation, PACME, in this Universe.
2) Ether is another media analogous to air and water. Unlike air-water, physical phenomena of friction is not present and does not apply, given current thinking.
3) In mysterious ways poorly-understood in 2017, Ether varies its density around planets and people in such a way such no such thing as “wind,” “drift” or “drag” exists. Only without the phenomena of friction could the planets continue to rotate virtually forever in the same orbit at the same speed despite, being immersed in Ether. Current thinking is the absence of “wind,” “drift” or “drag” is explained by the sustaining intention of the Divine Feminine.
4) In the 3D human experience we experience the sustaining intention of the Divine Feminine primarily as “inertia.” To reframe Newton, it is not gravity keeping the planets in their course but primarily inertia.
On Earth, a rolling ball slows and stops due to ground and air-wind resistance. The object’s movement subsists over time, diverted into otehr forms of energy.
In outer space, wehre Ether is the only remaining media, once set in motion, an object is sustained indefinitely in its motion. Absent all friction, heavenly bodies can continue their motion un-impeded. The Electric Universe model suggests it is electrical phenomena which most commonly disturbs and rearranges the orbits of heavenly bodies.
Q: No gravity at all, only inertia?
A: No, in mysterious ways poorly-understood in 2017, some of Newton’s gravity, a force “acting at a distance,” is possibly more simply understood as “life ether” effects, a topic in Guenther’s Wachsmuth’s book, beyond our scope here.
5) Ether is invisible to animal eyesight. It’s visible to advanced clairvoyant vision; however, each clairvoyant perceives the aura (ether) of even the same sample subject, uniquely. No two clairvoyants are expected to view the ether (aura) of the same subject 100% coincidentally. Between any two experienced clairvoyants reporting observations of the same subject we expect at least 10% variation between the two sets of observations. More variation may or may not be acceptable, depending on your purposes.
6) Ether is energy. All energy has intelligence. Each frequency of energy has somewhat unique function; and therefore, somewhat unique intelligence.
7) Ether exists at multiple frequencies; different frequencies definitely have different properties, functions and intelligence.
8) The multiple functions-frequencies-intelligences within Ether permit Ether to multi-task. The function of multi-tasking is characteristic of the immune system in every animal. The function of multi-tasking is especially characteristic of adult human beings who can walk, talk, chew gum, talk on the phone, all at the same time.
9) Ether (whose “home” in in the upper etheric realm) is the source of Mystery; Ether as Mystery itself. “Mystery” is defined here as any phenomena or feeling which Conscious Waking Self is unable to directly cognize with left-brain Thinking alone, any phenomena or feeling beyond Thinking alone, which cannot be contained by linear-sequential left-brain thinking.
10) In mysterious ways poorly-understood in 2017, Ether varies its properties enabling it to behave analogously to particles and behave analogously to waves in the same medium. Hence the idea of light as particles (photons); and, light as wavelenths; and, light as “wavicles.” Current thinking is this mystery may be unravelled with the Goethe-Steiner idea of all light, all color is invisible, without a perceiver, without a medium in which to express itself. In this we may have the “mutable” quality discussed in astrology.
This also relates to the astronomical question of whether the stars can be seen in the sky outside the envelope of the Earth’s etheric body. Many proponents claim starlight requires at least the etheric envelope of the Earth if not also the field of air, for stars to be seen by an observer standing on the Earth.
Q: Didn’t the 1887 Michelson-Morley experiment disprove Ether?
A: No. Not even the experimenters claimed this conclusion. The experiment did disprove Ether has neither any perceptible “wind” nor “drag” as mediums of both water and air exhibit. In air and water, any object goes faster “with the flow,” “with the current,” than it can against the current. No one disputes the integrity of the experiment nor the experimenters. They simply disproved Ether has neither of frictional and resistance properties familiar to use in air and water.
The male-competitive nature of Natural Science in the 1800s was such that the possibility of both atomic weight model, ether and relativity being ALL partly true was rejected. Michelson-Morley’s experiment was indeed used to “bash” Ether by the “trolls” and “ether haters” of its day.
Ether as Vishnu the Hindu god
Dg- vortex cornucopia
Hindu literature is full of good characterizations of Ether. Given the status of women in ancient India, ancient Hindus could conceive of Ether as neither Feminine nor Queenly. They could only imagine Ether as Kingly, as masculine. When we reframe Ether as feminine in character, Lakshmi simply becomes another happy, generous expression of the Divine Feminine.
Babylonians characterized it as the “Womb of Creation.” Hindus characterized Ether as Vishnu:
Vishnu is the preserver-maintainer of the worlds of Creation. His primary task is protect dharma and maintain the universal order. He encourages people to be on the side of dharma and pursue their religious duties as householders hopefully with a spiritual bent of mind.
His consort Lakshmi provides all the material resources necessary for the management of material concerns. Vishnu and Lakshmi are therefore an ideal choice for people who want to live ordinary lives and pursue materialism with an eye towards religion and spirituality. …
Vishnu is described as having the divine color of clouds (dark-blue). The dark color represents the passive and formless ether, a great quality for a god. ~ http://rmfzee.com/thailand2010/vishnu.htm
Vishnu is the preserver In the Trimurti concept, Lord Vishnu is the aspect of God associated with the cosmic function of preservation. … His most popular and worshipped forms and incarnations are Lord Rama, Lord Krishna… Vishnu represents space Consciousness, the all-pervading ether. Ether, a timeless substance, is not space; yet, occupies all apparently empty space, the substratum of the manifest cosmos, potentially containing all other elements. He is depicted as blue in color to represent the vast, endless and limitless aspect in which the passion of Lord Brahma corries out Creation.
…ether as a stem substance [mother of four more particularized ethers, which are in turn the mother all more specialized elements we see on the Periodic Table. ]
Thru Ether’s presence in and control over [behind] all the other elements, this homogenous “element” envelops and penetrates, connects and unifies material factors. Thru all this Ether exerts its regulatory influence.
Described by Western scientists as an incomprehensible element, Ether not only transmits light but is also a carrier of sense quality [including feeling and Feeling], sound and vitality. Not only prana the power which breathes life and provides vitality, but also energies like sunrays, sound vibrations of Aum and mantra chanting resonate Ether as well.
…Lord Vishnu is the inner cause, a cohesive force which not only forms the most subtle core of our body with its centripetal tendency holding things together in relationship to one another. Present everywhere; and yet, nowhere to be found, he not only controls and regulates life but also connects us with others in the universe. …the timeless order of Nature which continuously shifts and transforms thereby ensuring continuity of manifest existence. (p. 42-43 “Milk, Honey and Grapes: Simple Hinduism Concepts for Everyone” By Kiran K. Mehta Books.Google.com)
In Vishnu and early Western ideas of ether, we begin to approach historical ideas of holism, of “both AND;” including, the Buddhist idea of the etheric realms as “neither this nor that,” the feminine attribute of voicing what she does not want, the endless perceived difficulty to articulate what specifically she does want.
1880s understood the Divine Feminine
In 2017 Goethean terms, the 1880s scientists and Theosophists understood the etheric nature of the Divine Feminine as well as anyone before or since was able to understand Her, in natural scientific terms.
What was NOT understood in the 1880s was the voidful character of the Father God.
This is where they got stuck. They could not imagine how empty voids, in the center of each etheric vortex, could convey or manifest the quality of physical-material solidity and weight, the most familiar quality of physical-material matter in the 1800s.
Masculine God as Void-ful
To address this we go outside conventional Enlightenment science and into Light and Sound literature, mystical literature. This apparently begins with Guru Nanak in the 1400s in India. Pre-literary oral literature may exist. If earlier oral literature exists, it appears to be poorly documented. If you know otherwise, please inform me.
In my readings in Light and Sound literature, I’ve come across the idea of the masculine principle as voidful. Where the Feminine principle is manifestation, the Masculine counterpart is elusive in physical terms, to say the least. David Deida in his contrasting the Masculine and Feminine principles suggests where the Feminine is connected with “fullness” and giving birth, the Masculine is connected with “creative emptiness.”
Let’s apply these to a single atom. When do we see a natural image of the Divine Feminine spinning its medium (ether) so new forms can be birthed–where is the Father? In the spinning center, in the void, emptiness of the center of the vortex, where ether has vacated, this is where the Father can be, can penetrate, can express, can contribute.
Q: How can so an empty, invisible force create visible, ponderable matter?
A: Let’s recall Rudolf Seiner’ saying, “All physical matter is movement come to rest.”
How can we characterize the Father in the center void of spinning vortices of Ether? I propose the most useful characterization is ‘intelligence of higher frequency and higher agency than the merely mental.’
Q: What’s above the Mind?
A: If we consult basic Spiritual Geography 101, PACME, we find the maps-charts of Light and Sound groups agree above the mind is the unconscious-mythological-etheric plane. This is where archetypes and fairy tales people live out, exist and have influence over slower frequencies PACM.
Q: What’s above the Etheric plane?
A: Soul and Above. What’s there? As best I can understand mentally, this is the source of all positive qualities, each Positive Quality each ensouled by a tribe of living beings agreed to support this quality and make it available in Creation below, PACME.
Guess what? “Realness,” “matter,” and what we know as “physical mass-weight” all exist Above Soul as positive qualities.
Having trouble with this? Instead of “mater” think “realness,” “reality.” What does your belief system tell you? Do such qualities come from primarily physical matter? Or could ponderable physical matter be a metaphor for Reality, as a Positive Quality, in Soul and Above?
What if physical-material matter was as much metaphor as a property-province of “reality”? What if physical matter posseses qualities of “realness,” “mass” and “weight,” these made made possible, sponsored by, living Beings in Soul and Above who keep “Reality, “mass,” and “weight” alive?
Q: You mean what I experience as the weight and heft of a simple rock in my hand, might track back to the deeds of spiritual beings ensouling qualities of “realness,” “mass” and “weight”?
A: Yes. Not only one rock, all 3D physical matter. Why? Because from higher perspective, 3D physical matter is primarily a metaphor children require–that’s us. To give us something we can work with, play with, stand on, and throw at each other, we need “matter.”
Later on, when we mature-up, we learn what is “real” what possesses “mass” and “weight” is not primarily physical. Rather what is “real” having “mass” and “weight” is healthy values, truly human values.
Guess what? Truly human values are invisible again. Could invisible positive qualities of “mass,” “weight” and “realness” exist in the empty place in the center of the Ether vortex central in each atom? You tell me. Seems logically consistent to me. How does it strike you? Take your time.
They wanted an atom, an atomic model, divorced from and seaparate from, everything subjective. This is how Sherlock-Holmes thinkers thought at the puberty of the independent-critical thinking.
They wanted an atom, an atomic model, divorced from and seaparate from all human qualites.
This means they wanted an atom without even the human quality of integrity, of “gravitas.”
Wehre do we see “weight” and “gravitas” in human beings? One good example is John Morton, usually towards teh end of hsi hour-long talks. When teh Traveler energy comes thru him more fully, John exhibits the quality of solidity, weight, gravity and integrity.
Recommended Bibliography for lay readers
Man or Matter, 3rd Ed, Ernst Lehrs, 1985, first 12 chapters only.
Secret Life of Nature, Peter Thompkins, 2008 http://www.eso-garden.com/specials/the_secret_life_of_nature.pdf
2017 Review of David Deida’s The Way of the Superior Man – http://minimolist.com/superiorman/
Supplementary bibliography – for researchers
Detailed and readable historical account document online: “The Vortex Atom: A Victorian Theory of Everything” by Helge Kragh, 83 pages. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1034/j.1600-0498.2002.440102.x/abstract
Direct Observation of Atoms through Clairvoyance http://www.gaia.dk/bigfiles/OC/OccultAtoms.htm
Discussion of Michelson-Morley and Einstein in light of later thinking on Ether: http://members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/ether.htm
Bibliography of books and original articles on Occult Chemistry — 1895-1996 – http://hpb.narod.ru/tph/TPH_OCBB.HTM
Modern Alchemy: Occultism and the Emergence of Atomic Theory By Mark Morrisson
The Lightness of Being, The Frank Wilczek Web Site. Welcome to my world — and your world too!http://www.lightnessofbeingbook.com/
Notes for those interested
It may be “gravity” itself is a misnomer. There is no gravity–except in the mental realm and except in language (mental) where the whole is fragmented into parts.
The ether is the one thing in Creation which cannot be fragmented. Newton isolated Gravity and gravity effects and explained much by isolating one part of the elephant.
A full understanding of gravity requires viewing it as one phenomena of a multi-functioning entity. In this entity, gravity expresses, levity expresses, attraction expresses, repulsion expresses.
Ether cannot be described as any one of these expression. Ether is all of these expressions ~ 2016
Grain of sand vs. grain of wheat
The Etheric: Broadening Science through Anthroposophy, Volume 1: The World … By Ernst Marti, new translation, 2017
Marti poses good questions:
Why does a grain of sand simply lie there, wet or not. while a seed grain once wet will sprout?
Why does water surrender completely to gravity, while sap in a plant rises upwards? p. 46
“Gravity (but this is only one aspect of this force).” p. 47
Marti appears not astute enuf to conceptualize a force which has gravity as one of its expressions, as one of several functions it multi-tasks. Marti tends to conceive of “ether” as a kind of Goethean Ur (whole) phenomena. This romanticism was common in Anthroposophists in to the 1980s.
ZetaTalk idea of gravity particles
I’m struck with the idea of gravity and repulsion, keeping all matter in constant motion from the Zetas. This is exactly what young men and women experience, attraction, marriage, then repulsion. Gravity first in relationships (attraction), then levity (repulsion due to over-familiarity)? Unwieldy.
Pro-attraction~repulsion we have Gerald Pollack’s water studies, the boundary phenomena. Close to the living walls of arteries and veins, the blood is pushed away from the walls by a molecule or two. This reduces friction to flow of blood and sap. How low? Not sure.
It may be that gravity and anti-gravity (levity) are the same thing or some rolling mixture-rhythmic manifestations of the mixing of the four ethers.
Synonyms for ether
Orgone energy (Wilhelm Reich)
Vril energy (Gerry Vasillatos)
Prana (Breatharian Jasmuheen)
Odic, along with many other names.
What ether is not
Ether is not electromagnetic waves. Terminological confusion has persisted right down to this day, between ether technology and radiowaves. Such confusion having contributed the throttling and ridicule of American research.
It should also be clarified how electromagnetic waves are “carried” by the ether. Without ether there would be nothing for the wave to transport through when traversing the vacuum of space.
Uncovery of the etheric body
The etheric body is uncovered through imagination. Imagination is a sub-function of Feeling.
Why do we put it this way? Because it is our wonderful left-brain rational mentalizing-calculating capacities–divorced from Feeling–who stand int eh way of more whole-brained human experience.
Imagination is the first, earliest cooperation-collaboration between left brain capacities of thinking-feeling and right brain capacities of thinking-feeling. Thru imagination we have enhanced consciousness, striving toward imaginative knowledge
it is possible to indicate quite exactly what one does in order to discover the etheric within a sense organ through imagination. It is not true the idea of an etheric body is arrived at in any kind of fantastic way. One arrives at this idea by first developing imagination and then — at first for oneself — demonstrating with a suitable object how the content of imaginative cognition can unite with its object in the same way mathematical thought unites with its object.
… findings to which imaginative cognition brings us
… finding to which feeling cognition brings us
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