The Akashic Records ( Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or " aether") are said to be a collection of mystical knowledge that is stored in the aether; i.e. on a non-physical plane of existence. The concept is common in some New Age religious groups. The Akashic Records are said to have existed since the beginning of Creation. Just as we have various specialty libraries (e.g., medical, law), there are said to exist various Akashic Records (e.g., human, animal, plant, mineral, etc). Most writings refer to the Akashic Records in the area of human experience. ...more on Wikipedia about "Akashic Records"
The astral body, also known as desire body or emotional body, in occultism and New Age thought, refers to a subtle body which exists alongside the physical body, as a vehicle of the soul or consciousness. ...more on Wikipedia about "Astral body"
The astral plane, also called the astral world or desire world, is a plane of existence according to various philosophies and belief systems. ...more on Wikipedia about "Astral plane"
Astrology (from Greek: ...more on Wikipedia about "Astrology"
The axis mundi (world axis), in religion or mythology, is the center of the world and/or the connection between heaven and earth. It is common to virtually all cultures on Earth, although it plays a much more explicit role among indigenous peoples. It is thought that the idea of the Proto-Indo-European religion axis mundi, spread throughout Eurasia, in particular the concept of the world tree. It is familiar today as the caduceus, the symbol of medicine; the staff is the axis itself, and the serpents are the guardians or guides to the other realm. It is a common shamanic concept, the healer traversing the axis mundi to bring back knowledge from the other world. The axis mundi both connects heaven and earth as well as provided a path between the two. The axis mundi is commonly represented as a rope, tree, vine, ladder or staff, as well as many other things; the yin-yang descends from this in addition to the caduceus. It is sometimes, depending on representation and belief system, considered explicitly male or even phallic. ...more on Wikipedia about "Axis mundi"
Clairvoyance is defined as a form of extra-sensory perception whereby a person perceives distant objects, persons, or events, including "seeing" through opaque objects and the detection of types of energy not normally perceptible to humans (i.e. radio waves). Typically, such perception is reported in visual terms, but may also include auditory impressions (sometimes called clairaudience) or kinesthetic impressions. ...more on Wikipedia about "Clairvoyance"
Cosmogony is descriptive of a theory or myth concerning the coming into existence, the creation or origination of the universe; it systematically depicts an origin belief about how the Universe came to be. The word derives from the Greek Kosmogonia - from Kosmos "the world", and the root of gignesthai "to be born". In the specialized context of space science and astronomy, the term is used to refer to theories of creation of the Solar System and their study (for example, the Solar Nebula theory). This contrasts with cosmology, which studies the Universe at large, throughout its existence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Cosmogony"
Emanationism technically is a henotheism component in the cosmology of certain religious or philosophical systems that argue a Supreme Being did not directly create the physical universe, but instead emanated lower spiritual beings who created the world. ...more on Wikipedia about "Emanationism"
:For other uses of the word epigenesis, see Epigenesis. ...more on Wikipedia about "Epigenesis (creative intelligences)"
Esoteric cosmology is cosmology that is an intrinsic part of an esoteric or occult system of thought. It almost always deals with at least some of the following themes: emanation, involution, evolution, epigenesis, planes of existence or higher worlds (and their emanation and the connections between them), hierarchies of spiritual beings, cosmic cycles (e.g., cosmic year, Yuga), yogic or spiritual disciplines and techniques of self-transformation, and references to mystical and altered states of consciousness. ...more on Wikipedia about "Esoteric cosmology"
The etheric body, ether-body, æther body, or vital body is one of the subtle bodies in theosophy and New Age thought. It is understood as a sort of life force body or aura that constitutes the "blueprint" of the physical body, and which sustains the physical body. The term "etheric" in this context seems to derive from the writings of C.W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant ( Adyar School of Theosophy). It is given an almost identical meaning by Barbara Brennan, who describes it as the first (lowest) layer in the "human energy field" or aura. ...more on Wikipedia about "Etheric body"
The etheric plane or etheric region is one of the planes of existence, or more specifically a subplane or planes, in Theosophy and New Age thought. According to C.W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant ( Adyar School of Theosophy), and Alice Bailey, the etheric plane constitutes the four higher subplanes of the physical plane, the lower three being the states of solid, liquid, and gaseous matter. ...more on Wikipedia about "Etheric plane"
The Great Chain of Being is a classical and western medieval conception of the order of the universe, whose chief characteristic is a strict hierarchal system. ...more on Wikipedia about "Great chain of being"
In integral theory, the process by which the Divine manifests the cosmos is called involution. The process by which the creation rises to higher states and states of consciousness is the evolution. Involution prepares the universe for the Big Bang; evolution continues from that point forward. The term involution comes from the idea that the divine involves itself in creation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Involution (philosophy)" The text you are reading is from shortopedia
Macrocosm and microcosm is an ancient Greek schema of seeing the same patterns reproduced in all levels of reality. It may have begun with Democritus in the fifth century B.C. or with Pythagoras and is a philosophical conception that runs through Socrates, and Plato and through to the Renaissance. With Pythagoras, the discovery of the golden ratio and its philosophical conception called the Golden mean, the Greeks saw that this golden ratio is repeated in all parts of the ordered universe both large and small. The Greeks were very concerned with a rational explanation of everything and saw this repetition of the golden mean as a pattern that was reproduced throughout reality. It a product of the ancient Greek mentality of seeing reality as a whole and noticing patterns that are repeated throughout all the levels of reality. In short, it is the recognition that the same traits appear in entities of many different sizes, from one man to the entire human population. ...more on Wikipedia about "Macrocosm and microcosm"
The mental body (the mind) is one of the Subtle Bodies in Theosophy and New Age thought. It is understood as a sort of psychic body or aura that is made up of thoughts, just as the Emotional body consists of emotions and the Physical body is made up of matter. In occult understanding, thoughts are not just subjective qualia, but have an existence apart from the individual consciousness. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mental body"
The mental plane, or world of thought, in Hermeticism, Theosophical, Rosicrucian, Aurobindonian, and New Age thought refers to the macrocosmic or universal plane or reality that is made up purely of thought or mindstuff. In contrast to Western secular modernist and post-modern thought, in occult and esoteric cosmology, thoughts and consciousness are not just a byproduct of brain functioning, but have their own " objective" and universal reality quite independent of the physical. This reality itself constitutes only one gradation in a whole series of planes of existence (the total number of planes varies, although seven is a common number in Theosophical formulations). In most such cosmologies and explanations of reality, the Mental Plane is located between, and hence is intermediate between, the astral plane below and the higher spiritual realms of existence above. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mental plane"
Musica universalis or music of the spheres is a medieval philosophical concept that regards the proportions in the movements of the celestial bodies - the Sun, Moon and planets - as a form of musica (the medieval Latin name for music). This music was not thought of as an audible sound, but simply as a mathematical concept. The Greek philosopher Pythagoras was frequently credited with originating the concept, which stemmed from his semi- mystical, semi- mathematical philosophy and its associated system of numerology. (See Pythagoreanism.) Some Surat Shabda Yoga, Satgurus considered the music of the spheres to be a term synonymous with the Shabda or the Audible Life Stream in that tradition, because they considered Pythagoras to be a Satguru as well. ...more on Wikipedia about "Musica universalis"
The physical plane, physical world, or physical universe in Hermeticism, Theosophical, Rosicrucian and New Age thought refers to the visible reality of space and time, energy and matter. In contrast to Western secular modernist and postmodern thought, the physical universe is in occult and esoteric cosmology only the lowest or densest of a whole series of planes of existence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Physical plane"
:For other uses of the word plane, see plane. ...more on Wikipedia about "Plane (cosmology)"
A round in the esoteric cosmology of Theosophy, Anthroposophy and Rosicrucianism is a cosmic cycle or sequence by which an evolving reincarnating being passes through the various stages of existence as the Earth, the Solar System or the Cosmos comes into and passes out of manifestation. ...more on Wikipedia about "Round (Theosophy)"
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Spiritual evolution is the philosophical, theological, esoteric or spiritual idea that nature and human beings and/or human culture evolve along a predetermined cosmological pattern or ascent, or in accordance with certain pre-determined potentials. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spiritual evolution"
The Spiritual Plane is a term used for the fraction of reality which is not readily visible by means of ordinary perception. Although many people do not believe in the Spiritual Plane and its existence has not (and some say can not) be proven, the concept can be traced back to the likes of Paganism, Shamanism and other various early spiritual and religious institutions. Indeed many believers in the spiritual plane would place notions such as Heaven within its boundaries. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spiritual plane"
According to various esoteric, occult, and mystical teachings, the subtle body is a non-physical energy or psycho-spiritual body or bodies that all beings have. The concept of a subtle body is a common philosophical element in many traditions, including: ...more on Wikipedia about "Subtle body"
The Urantia Book (TUB or UB), is a spiritual or religious tome that covers an in-depth portrayal of God, the universe, the planet, evolution, history, philosophy, religion, and destiny. Sometimes it is referred to as "The Urantia Papers" (TUP), or " The Fifth Epochal Revelation" (FER). ...more on Wikipedia about "The Urantia Book"
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