as it affects the various
of the human organism
this page is read in the normal downward direction, the
should be considered to proceed from a lower level ever
rising to higher
levels. (i.e. a progression from the mundane realms of
via the senses initially, rising to the higher realms of the
and, therefore, becoming more and more ethereal.
the numbers 1 to 5 appear in the text to classify, these
to the elemental subdivision of the main element.
The contents are
from a religious point of view, surveying facets of most
OF THE SENSES (Earth)
processions, dance, asana, sacred drama, sound creation
(speech & singing)
creation (musical instruments) purification
water (or fire - vide
& Kurdish rites), anointing
meal - bread, salt, wine, mead, beer (Egyptian Rites),
the sacred enclosure in general: paleolithic cave, grove,
design of the enclosure.
- e.g. Gothic 'rose' window (sun in the east).
- an adjunct to ideation (e.g. Otz Chiim in Rabbinical
- sacred drama in 'still' form providing a visual continuum
year. (or festival - e.g. the Stations of The Cross)
- aid to the construction of group telesmic images.
objects and furnishings:
fylfot cross, crux ansata, solar/Keltic cross
(grail), drinking horn, chalice
lance, wand, rod, buckler, cetel, bishop's crozier, sistrum
- as luminaries, votive, Paschal etc.
screen, lectern, pulpit, font et al.
of enclosure - pillars, fan tracery, castle walls, gates,
scent of flowers, trees
(natural) - herbs & sweet woods
(compounded) - e.g. Basilica, Priory, Kyphi
- e.g. Mount Sanai, bay myrtle, patchouli
chanted prayer, litany, psalm, canticle, hymn, poetic
- especially via instruments related to worship and those
with a high vibrational
timbre e.g.: human voice, natural sounds (sea, wind,
waterfall, birds etc.),
harp, sitar, various drums, shofar, sistrum, bells, organ.
readings, instruction (sermon), prayer, silence (usually
regard for the sacred enclosure
rudimentary - sacred prostitution in primitive cults
- love of a Deity
- appreciation of the creative artistry in and surrounding
plus active creation in areas of worship e.g. prayers,
poetry, music, art,
craftsmanship in stone, wood, metal etc.
leanings toward reincarnation, salvation, concepts of
eternal life. etc.
positivity (via active & passive meditation) + emotional
states of exalted consciousness such as: trances of
creativity, all with direct effect on No.5 below - spiritual
inner-plane activity via:-
initiatory rites of rebirth (adult baptism)
rites of death & rebirth (confirmation is a loose
communion (Egyptian, Mithraic, Essene, Christian)
communion with divinity
in general (if performed and led properly)
the above influence the Emotional
contentment (through being part of a group mind).
(love of a deity and one's comrades in religion, compassion
to petitioners in
(aggressive proselytising of the "Christian soldier"
variety, war against
- which is seldom waged by orthodox religionists on
inner plane battle field,
(hope, trust, faith etc.)
(the "good Samaritan" syndrome)
All influence the Concrete
MENTAL PLANE (Air)
finiteness (ability to cope with life's situations)
(sensitivity & mediumship)
(determination and character building)
( appreciation of man's place in creation as a small but
(prophetic/devotional creativity, e.g. writing, inspired by
influence the Abstract Mental
MENTAL PLANE (the four Zodiacal triplicities)
This is the plane
the typification of the mind of the individual - the human
itself which grows accordingly with religious input &
the Concrete Spiritual Plane. (one would hope to
sublimate the -ve
qualities and enhance the +ve aspects via one's chosen
SPIRITUAL PLANE (spirit of spirit)
the individual - leanings to:
- make your own gods and heroes.
SPIRITUAL PLANE (ex Absolute)
the Divine nucleus
human - the monad; that which is destined to reunite with
(where the final impact of religious experiences should
Granted we have
the above with each plane influencing that immediately above,
is always a two-way fertilisation with the influences of
spirit and one's
on-going growth in mental processes moulding the planes below.