Written on 16 January 2016; revised on 6 May 2018
- PHYSICAL AND EXOASTRAL EFFECTS OF IMPURE DIET
- EFFECT OF IMPURE DIET AND SENSUALITY ON THE EARLY AFTERLIFE
- ON PURIFYING THE ASTRAL BODY PRE-MORTEM
- Pure Diet
- Burning Off Impurities in the Astral Body with Sound Meditations
- Aethos Sound Meditation by Tom Kenyon
- Regenesis CD by Judy Satori
- Kundalini Yoga for Tapa (Psychic Fire or Agni) to Burn Off Astral Impurities
- Agni Tattva
- Breath of Fire
- Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa
- Caution regarding the tendency to act out murder or suicidal intention (which indicated a first chakra blockage)
- Caution regarding those who practice sexual deviations as a preferred manner of sexual expression (which indicates a second chakra blockage)
PHYSICAL AND EXOASTRAL EFFECTS OF IMPURE DIET
Eating meat, drinking alcohol, using recreational drugs, and using tobacco can cause a health imbalance when a person is also pursuing higher consciousness. As the person seeks higher consciousness, and attempts to refine his astral matter, the diet has the opposite effect of coarsening the astral matter. These two things … the pursuit of higher consciousness and the coarsening diet … are opposed to each other, and place the spirit and physical form in conflict. To me, they indicate imperfect purpose.
The below-referenced School of Theosophy text describes how meat, alcohol, recreational drugs, and nicotine clog and poison the body, and coarsen both the physical and the astral body.
This text also describes how the impure physical body is crowded round … even ‘shelled up’ or ‘encased’ by the elementaries … which are the astral form taken by depraved men who have passed on, and are now roaming about the astral plane … and by loathsome artificial elementals.
Link: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965. Available from Amazon, www.amazon.com … See “Chapter VII: Physical Life,” from page 64, third full paragraph, beginning “I. The Physical …” to page 65, first full paragraph, ending “.. the lower planes.”
I was particularly impressed by the description of how the astral form of a deceased drunkard, intent on indulging in that vice, may partially thrust themselves into the physical body of a drunk person who is in physical form, and whose own will no longer suffices to ward off such evil …
Link: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965. Available from Amazon, www.amazon.com … See “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” page 127, first full paragraph, beginning “A confirmed drunkard …”
EFFECT OF IMPURE DIET AND SENSUALITY ON THE EARLY AFTERLIFE
In the same book, here is a description of how drunkenness (and also, indulgence in sensuality) during a person’s physical life affects the astral body after the person passes on. Apparently, his cravings are greatly increased when the physical body is let go upon death. In the afterlife, his awareness at first exists within the astral body … the desire body, as it is termed … and desires once nurtured and sated while in physical form are felt in the Afterlife with greatest longing, in Kama-Loka, the ‘place of desire’, the newly passed on person feels naught but the burning thirst of desire, for which satiety is an impossible dream. Thus, on the astral plane, until the astral form of the deceased drunkard or sensualist is cleansed of the burning thirst of desire, the fires of hell are everywhere …
Link: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965. Available from Amazon, www.amazon.com … See the passage in “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” from page 126, second full paragraph, beginning “A man, however, …” through the first paragraph on page 127, ending “a similar mistake.”
There is also a description of how smoking tobacco affects the astral body after a person passes on. Apparently, it creates a form of paralysis of the astral body, so that astral travel is, for a while, impossible after the Soul passes on …
Link: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965. Available from Amazon, www.amazon.com … See “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” pages 127, last paragraph, beginning “The effect of …” and continuing on to page 128.
Here is a similar description, that I like very much, on this topic. This is from “A Textbook of Theosophy” by the Theosophist C. W. Leadbeater …
“The conditions of life after death are almost infinite in their variety, but they can be calculated without difficulty by any one who will take the trouble to understand the astral world and to consider the character of the person concerned. That character is not in the slightest degree changed by death; the man’s thoughts, emotions and desires are exactly the same as before. He is in every way the same man, minus his physical body; and his happiness or misery depends upon the extent to which this loss of the physical body affects him.
“If his longings have been such as need a physical body for their gratification, he is likely to suffer considerably. Such a craving manifests itself as a vibration in the astral body, and while we are still in this world most of its strength is employed in setting in motion the heavy physical particles. Desire is therefore a far greater force in the astral life than in the physical, and if the man has not been in the habit of controlling it, and if in this new life it cannot be satisfied, it may cause him great and long-continued trouble.
“Take as an illustration the extreme case of a drunkard or a sensualist. Here we have a lust which has been strong enough during physical life to overpower reason, common sense and all the feelings of decency and of family affection. After death the man finds himself in the astral world feeling the appetite perhaps a hundred times more strongly, yet absolutely unable to satisfy it because he has lost the physical body. Such a life is a very real hell—the only hell there is; yet no one is punishing him; he is reaping the perfectly natural result of his own action. Gradually as time passes this force of desire wears out, but only at the cost of terrible suffering for the man, because to him every day seems as a thousand years. He has no measure of time such as we have in the physical world. He can measure it only by his sensations. From a distortion of this fact has come the blasphemous idea of eternal damnation.
“Many other cases less extreme than this will readily suggest themselves, in which a hankering which cannot be fulfilled may prove itself a torture. A more ordinary case is that of a man who has no particular vices, such as drink or sensuality, but yet has been attached entirely to things of the physical world, and has lived a life devoted to business or to aimless social functions. For him the astral world is a place of weariness; the only thing for which he craves are no longer possible for him, for in the astral world there is no business to be done, and, though he may have as much companionship as he wishes, society is now for him a very different matter, because all the pretences upon which it is usually based in this world are no longer possible.
“These cases, however, are only the few, and for most people the state after death is much happier than life upon earth.” –from “A Textbook on Theosophy,” by C. W. Leadbeater, 1912, “Chapter VI. After Death,” from the Project Gutenberg, http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/12902/pg12902-images.html .. (1)
ON PURIFYING THE ASTRAL BODY PRE-MORTEM
I can recommend several ways to attempt to purify the astral body, while still alive, of the effects of impure diet and excessive sensuality.
The first way is, quite naturally, to form a habit of eating and drinking pure foods. I like especially thisdiets …
Link: “The Yogic Diet,” by 3HO (The Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization), https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/yogic-diet ..
Burning Off Astral Impurities in the Astral Body Using Sound
Aethos Sound Meditation by Tom Kenyon. I’ve had great success with this healing song by Tom Kenyon. I realize the purpose of the meditation is greater than this, but my own experience is that it does burn off astral impurities as well.
Here is an explanation of the meditation, that includes a link to the meditation near the end of the web page …
Link: “The Aethos Sound Meditation,” by Tom Kenyon, http://tomkenyon.com/the-aethos-sound-meditation ..
Regenesis CD by Judy Satori. I’ve also had great success with the sound tracks on this CD, which include three very brief songs to revitalize the subtle bodies on waking up, at mid-day, and before retiring for the evening. There is a fourth song to promote cellular restoration …
Link: “Beyond Healing Phase 1 Regenesis,” by Judy Satori, … https://judysatori.com/ … Search products for: Regenesis
Kundalini Yoga for Tapa (Psychic Fire or Agni) to Burn off Astral Impurities
Agni Tattva. Here is a description of Agni Tattva …
Link: “The Agni Tattva and the 3rd Chakra,” by 3HO, https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/health-and-healing/agni-tattva-3rd-chakra ..
Breath of Fire. I suggest doing Breath of Fire to release the purifying fire for both physical and subtle bodies. It’s best to do this breath during adulthood, and while in perfect health. It’s best not done by young children, by people with blockages in the first or second chakra (see below), or by seniors. I say this because it’s a very strong and purifying breath that ought to be respected for these qualities and used sensibly …
Link: “Breath of Fire (Agni Pran),” by 3HO, https://www.3ho.org/files/pdfs/breath-of-fire.pdf ..
Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa. This Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa will purify the chakras, one by one, and raise the psychic purifying fire or agni.
Link: “Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa,” by 3HO, https://www.3ho.org/raja-yoga-meditation-tapa ..
Cautions: If you have a blockage of energy at the level of the first or second chakra that result in ….
- acting out murder or suicidal intention (which indicated a first chakra blockage)
- or sexual deviations as a preferred manner of sexual expression (which indicates a second chakra blockage),
… then I feel it would be best to work with just the first chakra (in the case of murder or suicidal intentions), or with just the first and second chakras (in the case of sexual deviations) until that blockage clears.
Where there are blockages in the chakras, be gentle and patient with yourself; it may be that auric injuries through many lifetimes or clearing. Or it could be that you have, in this or past lifetimes, agreed to take on the aggregate karma of a group of suffering Souls. Above all, be patient with yourself, and be gentle in clearing your physical and subtle bodies.
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
Note that there are online versions of “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, but for reasons of copyright I dare not refer the reader to them. Also, I cannot vouch for their authenticity.
(1) from “The Project Gutenberg EBook of A Textbook of Theosophy, by C.W. Leadbeater
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