Loss of the Soul … Soul Devolution … by the Theosophists ..

Dear Ones,

Here is a passage on Soul devolution from “Death — and After?” by Annie Besant (1):

“Kâmaloka. The Elementaries. The word ‘Elementary’ has been so loosely used that it has given rise to a good deal of confusion. It is thus defined by H.P. Blavatsky: …

“‘Properly, the disembodied souls of the depraved; these souls having, at some time prior to death, separated from themselves their divine spirits, and so lost their chance for immortality. But at the present stage of learning it has been thought best to apply the term to the spooks or phantoms of disembodied persons, in general to those whose temporary habitation is the Kâmaloka…. Once divorced from their higher Triads and their bodies, these souls remain in their Kâma Rûpic envelopes, and are irresistibly drawn to the earth amid elements congenial to their gross natures. Their stay in the Kâmaloka varies as to its duration; but ends invariably in disintegration, dissolving like a column of mist, atom by atom, in the surrounding elements.’

“Students of this series of Manuals know that it is possible for the lower Manas to so entangle itself with Kâma as to wrench itself away from its source, and this is spoken of in Occultism as “the loss of the Soul.”[26] It is, in other words, the loss of the personal self, which has separated itself from its Parent, the Higher Ego, and has[46]thus doomed itself to perish. Such a Soul, having thus separated itself from the Immortal Triad during its earth-life, becomes a true Elementary, after it has quitted the dense and etheric bodies. Then, clad in its desire body, it lives for awhile, for a longer or shorter time according to the vigour of its vitality, a wholly evil thing, dangerous and malignant, seeking to renew its fading vitality by any means laid open to it by the folly or ignorance of still embodied souls. Its ultimate fate is, indeed, destruction, but it may work much evil on its way to its self-chosen doom….”  (2)

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FOR MORE INFORMATION

There is another passage relevant to Soul devolution in “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell, (3) “Chapter XV. After-Death Life: Special Cases,” page 142, paragraph 3 beginning “We have already …” through the end of page 143 ending “entity described above.”

Hope these descriptions are helpful.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) The Project Gutenberg EBook of Death–and After?, by Annie Besant. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Death–and After? Author: Annie Besant Release Date: April 27, 2006 [EBook #18266]

(2) Theosophical Glossary, Elementaries.

(3) “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965.

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