Levels of The Astral Sphere

(An extract from the N.S. Study Guide)

Each of the 7 planes has 7 sub-planes. That is, the astral plane can be divided into 7 levels, octaves, or frequencies of sub­stance. The substance of the lower astral levels vibrates at a lower rate, and is responsive to a lower quality of intent. The substance of the three lowest levels responds to a focus of self­ish intent by taking shape as forms that we experience as nega­tive emotions (i.e., desire, anger or frustrated desire, pleasure or satisfied desire, etc.).

The substance of each of the astral sub-planes interpenetrates each of the other astral sub-planes, and the substance of the astral plane interpenetrates the other planes. One may com­pare them to radio waves that interpenetrate other radio waves and other forms of substance. They produce measurable effects on material substance. Yet, without the proper equipment, we would be completely unaware of them.

The following is a simple, linear diagram of the seven sub-planes of the astral plane.

The substance of the three higher astral levels vibrates at a faster rate and is responsive to a higher quality of intent. The substance of these three higher astral levels respond to a focus of selfless intent by taking shape as forms that we experience as positive emotions (i.e., aspiration, joy, love, etc.).

The frequency of astral love that a person uses attracts a corre­sponding frequency of astral substance. This frequency of astral substance then takes shape in and around their astral body. In this way, a person gradually builds, degrades or uplifts their astral equipment with a particular vibratory quality of astral substance.

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