Misconceptions about spiritual bodies and chakras
1. Misconceptions about the spiritual body
The four soul theory of old Shinto and the physical view of Shinchi studies
One of the most often misunderstood problems in spiritualism today is the view of the human spiritual body. In “Old Shinto,” the human body composition is explained by the “four-soul theory”, but there are people who think that this four-soul theory is consistent with the body view of spiritualism. The rough soul (Aramita), the Japanese soul (Nigimitama), the soul of luck (Sakimitama), and the odd soul (Kushimitama) of the four soul theory are the body, ghost, spiritual body, and body It is said that it corresponds to. In the four soul theory, there are three spiritual bodies in addition to the physical body, but it is well known that Kasaburo Asano claimed this four soul theory. The influence of Kasaburo Asano has been inherited in the current spiritualism of Japan.
Also, some spiritualists still believe in the physical view of “theosophy”. In the theosophy, it is assumed that there are multiple spiritual bodies other than the physical body, such as the ether body, the astral body, the mental body, and the causal body, which overlap with the physical body. It is said that different “aura” are emitted from the “multidimensional body”.
* Furthermore, R. Steiner came out of Theosophy and created another view of the body. Like Steinology, Steiner also preaches a multidimensional view of the body. In addition to the physical body, Steiner insists on the existence of spiritual bodies such as the ether body and the astral body, but they use the same name as the theosophy, but are different in content.
In addition to this, various religions preach a unique view of the body.
At first glance, “Theological view of the theosophy” and “Body view of spiritualism” are similar…
It is the theosophical view of the body that affects the most of these spiritualists, causing misunderstanding and confusion. In the books related to spiritualism, the theosophical “multi-body view” is sometimes taken up and explained. The theosophical view of the body is unconditionally introduced as correct. As a result, many spiritualists have come to the illusion that the spiritualistic view of the body and the theosophical view of the body are the same.
The important conclusion is that the theological views of theology and ancient Shintoism and the spiritualism (*especially Silver Birch’s view of body) seem to be similar at first glance. Is that there is. Clarifying this difference leads to a deeper understanding of spiritualism.
In the following, I will use the explanation of Silver Birch as a clue to see the correct physical view of spiritualism.
Relationship between “spiritual world” and “spiritual body”
The body is one of the forms of expression for the human “spirit” that is the spirit of God. The body is a unique form of expression for the intangible spirit called spirit, and if the spirit is a seed, it is thought to be the fruit that wraps it. There are two types of bodies for terrestrials, and as we already know, the spiritual body and the physical body correspond to that. It is common knowledge in spiritualism that the body used in the post-mortem world is a spirit body. It must be wondering what more needs to be said about the spiritual body, but this view of the “spiritual body” is causing misunderstanding and confusion among many present-day spiritualists.
Everyone who has learned spiritualism knows that the world after death (the spiritual world) is made up of various world layers. The spirit world is made up of many world layers with different vibrations. And in each layer, the spirits who have achieved the spiritual growth suitable for the world live. In other words, the spirits that have evolved spiritually live in the higher world, and the spirits that have a lower degree of spiritual evolution live in the lower layers of the spirit world, so that there is a clear segregation. The spiritual body of the higher spirits has a subtle vibration that matches the higher world, and the spiritual body of the lower spirits has a rougher vibration that matches the lower world.
Now, in the post-mortem world of the spirit world, some say that the spirit world is largely made up of three world layers and another is made up of seven world layers. Others say that it is made up of nine layers. The most believed of these is the view that it is made up of seven layers. Myers and imperators say that the world consists of seven layers, including the physical world, and theology also comprises seven layers.
* Strictly speaking, the imperator says that the world is divided into three, and each world consists of seven layers. And the earth is the world at the top of the seven world layers at the bottom. In other words, assuming that there are two worlds, including seven more, above the world where the earth is located, we assume a total of 21 world layers.
Conan Doyle also describes the existence of ten post-death world layers, saying that there are three world layers, a ghost world, a spirit world, a god world, and a transcendental world.
The spiritual body used in the spirit world is considered to be a body made of a material compatible with each layer of the world. So if you have 4 layers of the world you need 4 different spiritual bodies, if you have 7 layers of the world you need 7 different spiritual bodies. These views feel like a very theoretical and coherent explanation. In fact, most spiritualists think so. But there is a big contradiction in this view.
The spirit world is a world with gradational changes
The question here is whether each boundary layer in different states is clearly separated or has a clear boundary. The seven layers of layers usually tend to give the image of seven separate layers, stacked one on top of the other. Imagine a state in which the layers are geographically layered, such as the larger Baumkuchen. Many people unconsciously think that there are divisions in these seven layers.
On the other hand, many spiritual communications related to spiritualism say that the boundaries between layers are not clear. Even if there are seven worlds, it is said that the upper and lower layers of the world are mixed and continuous like a rainbow. “There is no clear boundary between the upper and lower boundary layers, but overall there are divisions such that the rainbow consists of seven colors,” he says.
Spiritualism uses the word “boundary layer”, but it is used for convenience only forever. The reality is that-“the spirit world is one world, and that is a gradationally changing state.” Silver Birch clarified:
“Some people say that the spirit world is divided into seven worlds, but it’s not like that, but they are all fused together.”
“Silver Birch Spiritual Lecture (8)” (Toshibunsha) p.95
“I don’t know that “seven worlds”. I don’t know the numbered worlds from 1 to 7. I know that there is only one world. And that means it’s an infinite hierarchy.”
“Ancient Spirit Silver Birch Last Revelation” (Heart Publishing) p.51-52
A spirit body is a body that undergoes gradational changes
If we call the fields of different states in the spirit world the world layers, it means that the spirit world with gradational changes consists of innumerable world layers. It is not like three, seven or nine, but that there are innumerable layers of boundaries. In the myriad layers of the world, spirits of a spiritual level commensurate with it live. So far, you should be aware of the contradiction of the idea that humans have three spirit bodies and seven spirit bodies.
If the spirit world is a world with a myriad of gradational changes, the human spiritual bodies that live there must also undergo a myriad of gradational changes. The human spiritual body can adapt to infinite changes in the spirit world only after infinite changes. This is the number one principle and most important point when thinking about the spiritual body. The point is that there are not multiple human spirit bodies such as three or seven—it is one body that changes in gradation.
That said, there is a point where Silver Birch himself says that humans have many bodies, and that after death they take off them-“You have many bodies. (“Silver Birch Spiritual Training (8)” (Toshibunsha) p.104)
If we take this literally, the view of silver birch’s body will be the same as that of the theosophy or the ancient Shintoism. However, “Silver Birch’s spiritual lesson” is a big misunderstanding when only a few words are swallowed, as was the case when understanding the view of God. You must make a total judgment, including other explanations. This is exactly the case again.
We have to pay attention to another word from Silver Birch: “You are always expressing your ego with a body that fits your spirituality at the time. The body follows such a process. It continues indefinitely.” (“Silver Birch’s Spiritual Lessons (8)” (Shiobunsha) p.104) “There is a series of bodies, which are astral ethers. It’s called the No., but it’s also a manifestation of one spirit. Don’t be confused by the terminology” (“Silver Birch Spiritual Lessons (8)” (Shioubunsha) p.106. )
Silver birch does not affirm the existence of multiple independent bodies such as three or seven.
What is the true meaning of the word “strike off the old spiritual body”?
Silver Birch says: “And if it evolves further, it will be stripped off like an insect,” (Silver Birch’s Spirit (8) (Shiobunsha) p.104). If you accept this word as it is, in the spirit world, you will take away the old spirit body as you spiritually evolve and wear the new spirit body and go to the next world layer.
If you do not understand the basic principle that the spiritual body will change in various ways, it will be confused by Silver Birch’s expression of “getting off the spiritual body”, and here again a big misunderstanding Will end up doing In order to understand the true meaning of Silver Birch’s word “throw away the old spiritual body”, it is necessary to know the following explanations correctly.
“It grows naturally and evolves naturally. It gives up its place to elements with a low degree of highness. It dies and is born again and again. It is not lost in the same process as the death of the. It is purified and becomes subtle as the low-grade ones disappear. It is the death of the ghost. Death is change and resurrection in the first place. , From low to high.”
“Silver Birch Spirit (4)” (Shiobunsha) p.128 (* Underlined by the author)
* On page 218 of Heart Publishing, “The Immortal Truth,” it says: “Humans have many spiritual bodies.” This original text is “You have bodies.” and should be considered as two bodies, a spiritual body and a physical body, from the context. It is a clear mistranslation to make it a number of spirit bodies.
The exact same original text is on page 195, line 2 of Shiobunsha’s “Silver Birch’s Spiritual Training (3)”-“It has several bodies.” Here is the correct translation.
The difference between “body death” and “ghost death”
Here, “Silver Birch Spiritual Lessons (4)” p.128, explains “Death of the Ghost”. Silver Birch clearly states that “dead death” is different from “dead body.”
First of all, it is “the death of the body”. Needless to say, this is because the spiritual body is “the physical body (cloth)