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The Leaders of humanity, who desired to give us unconscious help by certain exercises, instituted prayer as a means of bringing pure and lofty thought to work on the vital body, and enjoined us to "pray without ceasing. Many an earnest Christian may also have thought it wrong to be continually importuning the Throne of Grace.
Such ideas are founded upon a misunderstanding of facts. Truly God is omniscient and requires no reminder of our needs, but if we pray aright, we lift ourselves up to Him, thus working upon and purifying our vital bodies.
If we pray aright--but that is the great trouble. We are generally much more concerned about temporal things than we are about spiritual upliftment. Churches will hold special meetings to pray for rain! And the chaplains of opposing armies or navies will even pray before a battle that success may follow their arms! That is prayer to the Race God, Who fights the battles of His people, gives them increase of flocks and herds, fills their granaries and caters to the material wants.
Such prayers are not even purifying. They are from the desire body, which sums up the situation thus: Now Lord, I am keeping your commandments to the best of my ability and I want You to do Your part in return. Christ gave to humanity a prayer that is, like himself, unique and all-embracing. In it there are seven distinct and separate prayers; one for each of the seven principles of man--the threefold body, the threefold spirit and the link of mind. Each prayer is peculiarly adapted to promote the progression of that part of composite man to which it refers.
The purpose of the prayer relating to the threefold body is the spiritualization of those vehicles and the extraction therefrom of the threefold soul. The prayers relating to the threefold spirit prepare it to receive the extracted essence, the threefold soul.
The prayer for the link of mind is to keep it in its proper relation as a tie between the higher and the lower nature. The third help to be given to humanity will be the Religion of the Father. We can have very little conception of what that will be, save that the ideal will be even higher than Brotherhood and that by it the dense body will be spiritualized. The Religions of the Holy Spirit, the Race religions, were for the uplifting of the human race through a feeling of kinship limited to a group--family, tribe or nation.
The purpose of the Religion of The Son, Christ, is to further uplift mankind by forming it into a Universal Brotherhood of separate individuals. The ideal of the Religion of The Father will be the elimination of all separateness, merging all into One, so that there will be no "I" nor "Thou," but all will be One in reality.
This will not come to pass while we are still inhabitants of the physical Earth, but in a future state where we shall realize our unity with all, each having access to all the knowledge garnered by each separate individual. Just as the single facet of a diamond has access to all the light that comes through each of the other facets, is one with them, yet bounded by lines which give it a certain individuality without separateness , so will the individual spirit retain the memory of its particular experiences , while giving to all others the fruits of its individual existence.
These are the steps and stages through which humanity is unconsciously being led. In past ages the Race spirit reigned alone. Man was content with a patriarchal and paternal government in which he had no part.
Now all over the world we see signs of the breaking down of the old system. The caste system, which was the stronghold of England in India, is crumbling.
Instead of being separated into small groups, the people are uniting in the demand that the oppressor shall depart and leave them to live in freedom under a government of, by and for the people. Russia is torn by strife for freedom from a dictatorial, autocratic government. Turkey has awakened and taken a long stride toward liberty. Here in our own land, where we are supposed to be in the actual enjoyment of such liberty as others are, as yet, only able to covet or fight for, we are not yet satisfied.
We are learning that there are other oppressions than those of an autocratic monarchy. We see that we have still industrial freedom to gain. We are chafing under the yoke of the trusts and an insane system of competition. We are trending toward co-operation, which is now practiced by the trusts within their own confines for private profit.
We are desirous of a state of society where "they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid. Nations, as such, have had their day and are unwittingly working toward Universal Brotherhood in accordance with the design of our invisible Leaders, who are none the less potent in shaping events because they are not officially seated in the councils of nations.
These are the slow means by which the different bodies of humanity at large are being purified, but the aspirant to the higher knowledge works consciously to attain to these ends, by well-defined methods, according to his constitution. Yoga means Union and, as in the West, the object of the aspirant is union with the Higher Self; but to be efficacious, the methods of seeking that union must differ.
The vehicles of a Hindu are very differently constituted from those of a Caucasian. The Hindus have lived for many, many thousands of years in an environment and climate totally different from ours. They have pursued a different method of thought and their civilization, though of a very high order, is different from ours in its effects.
Therefore it would be useless for us to adopt their methods, which are the outcome of the highest occult knowledge and perfectly suited to them, but as unsuitable for the people of the West as a diet of oats would be for a lion. For instance, in some systems it is required that the yogi shall sit in certain positions, that particular cosmic currents may flow through his body in a certain way to produce certain definite results.
That instruction would be altogether useless for a Caucasian, as he is absolutely impervious to those currents, because of his way of living. If he is to attain results at all, he must work in harmony with the constitution of his vehicles. That is why the "Mysteries" were established in different parts of Europe during the Middle Ages. The Alchemists were deep students of the higher occult science.
The popular belief that the object of their study and experimenting was the transmutation of baser metals into gold, was because they chose that symbolic way of describing their true work, which was the transmutation of the lower nature into spirit.
It was thus described to lull the suspicions of the priests, without stating a falsehood. The statement that the Rosicrucians were a society devoted to the discovery and use of the formula for the making of the "Philosopher's Stone" was and is true. It is also true that most people have handled and do often handle this wondrous stone. It is common, but of no avail to any but the individual who makes it for himself.
The formula is given in the esoteric training and a Rosicrucian is no different in that respect from the occultist of any other school. All are engaged in the making of this coveted stone, each, however, using his own methods, as there are no two individuals alike and consequently really effective work is always individual in its scope.
All occult schools are divisible into seven, as are the "Rays" of Life, the virgin spirits. Each School or Order belongs to one of these seven Rays, as does each unit of our humanity. Therefore any individual seeking to unite with one of these occult groups, the "Brothers" in which do not belong to his Ray, cannot do so with benefit to himself.
The members of these groups are brothers in a more intimate sense than are the rest of humanity. Perhaps if these seven Rays are compared to the seven colors of the spectrum, their relation to one another can be better understood.
For instance, if a red ray were to ally itself with a green ray, inharmony would result. The same principle applies to spirits. Each must proceed with the group to which it belongs during manifestation, yet they are all one.
As all the colors are contained in the white light, but the refractive quality of our atmosphere seems to divide it into seven colors, so the illusory conditions of concrete existence cause the virgin spirits to seem grouped and this apparent grouping will abide while we are in this state.
The Rosicrucian Order was started particularly for those whose high degree of intellectual development caused them to repudiate the heart. Intellect imperiously demands a logical explanation of everything--the world mystery, the questions of life and death. The reasons for and the modus operandi of existence were not explained by the priestly injunction "not to seek to know the mysteries of God.
Intellectual knowledge is but a means to an end, not the end itself. Therefore, the Rosicrucian purposes first of all to satisfy the aspirant for knowledge that everything in the universe is reasonable, thus winning over the rebellious intellect.
When it has ceased to criticize and is ready to accept provisionally, as probably true, statements which cannot be immediately verified, then, and not until then, will esoteric training be effective in developing the higher faculties whereby man passes from faith to first-hand knowledge.
Yet, even then it will be found that, as the pupil progresses in first-hand knowledge and becomes able to investigate for himself, there are always truths ahead of him that he knows to be truths, but which he is not yet advanced sufficiently to investigate. The pupil will do well to remember that nothing that is not logical can exist in the universe and that logic is the surest guide in all the Worlds, but he must not forget that his faculties are limited and that more than his own powers of logical reasoning may be needed to solve a given problem, although it may, nevertheless, be susceptible of full explanation, but by lines of reasoning which are beyond the capacity of the pupil at that stage of his development.
Another point that must be borne in mind is that unwavering confidence in the teacher is absolutely necessary. The foregoing is recommended to the particular consideration of all who intend taking the first steps toward the higher knowledge. If the directions given are followed at all, they must be given full credence as an efficacious means to accomplish their purpose.
To follow them in a half-hearted manner would be of no avail whatever. Unbelief will kill the fairest flower ever produced by the spirit. Work on the different bodies of man is carried on synchronously. One body cannot be influenced without affecting the others, but the principal work may be done on any one of them.
If strict attention is paid to hygiene and diet, the dense body is the one principally affected, but at the same time there is also an effect on the vital body and the desire body for, as purer and better materials are built into the dense body, the particles are enveloped in purer planetary ether and desire-stuff also, therefore the planetary parts of the vital and desire bodies become purer.
And finally, at the ends of the smallest bronchioles are clusters of spherical structures that look a lot like bunches of grapes. These grape-like structures are called alveoli and are basically tiny air sacs with very thin walls that serve as the main site of gas exchange. The average human lung has about million alveoli with a combined inner surface area that is about the same size as half of a full-size tennis court.
That's 40 times the surface area of a person's skin! So how is this even possible? The organization of the alveoli in clusters creates a honeycomb-like internal structure where the alveoli walls create a massive amount of surface area for the air to come in contact with.
In combination with the sheer numbers of the alveoli, they solve our first problem by increasing the surface area available to absorb oxygen through. But how do the lungs take oxygen out of the air and get it into the bloodstream? Well, surrounding the alveoli is a very dense network of capillaries.
You may remember that capillaries are very small, flattened blood vessels with very thin walls that allow gases and nutrients to be easily transferred between the blood and surrounding tissues. The blood collects oxygen from the alveoli as it passes over the entire surface area, created by the alveolar walls. However, the oxygen can't just magically jump from the air across the alveoli and into the blood; it has to cross each barrier one at a time.
First, the oxygen has to be dissolved, so there is a thin film of water coating the inside surface of the alveoli. Because the volume of water is so small, it becomes saturated with oxygen almost instantly and the oxygen is then free to diffuse across the cell membrane. You may recall that dissolved molecules diffuse quickly in the direction of a lower concentration, which in this case is the oxygen-depleted blood in the surrounding capillaries, so oxygen diffuses from the saturated water coating the alveoli, across the alveolar wall, through the capillary wall and into the oxygen-depleted blood.
Get access risk-free for 30 days, just create an account. Once in the blood, you may also remember that oxygen enters red blood cells and then binds to hemoglobin, taking it out of solution and keeping the dissolved oxygen level low in the blood. This ensures that the oxygen continues to flow from the alveoli and into the blood. As the oxygen is diffusing into the blood, carbon dioxide, which is the primary waste product of animal cells, is being released.
Because there is so little carbon dioxide in the air, compared to the blood, diffusion of carbon dioxide occurs in the opposite direction to that of oxygen.
Carbon dioxide diffuses out of the capillaries, into the alveoli, into the thin layer of water, and then quickly exits into the air. The end result is that oxygen is taken out of the air and enters the bloodstream, while carbon dioxide is removed from the blood and released into the air. It is important that only a very thin layer of water coats the alveoli. If the alveoli begin to fill up with water, three problems occur.
First, the large volume of water would require much more oxygen in order to reach saturation of the larger volume. Saturating the large volume takes time and slows oxygen transfer.
Second, the oxygen and carbon dioxide would have further to travel across the water to reach the alveolar wall. This further slows the transfer of gases to and from the blood.
Third, the surface area would be reduced as the surface area of the alveoli becomes covered by a thick layer of water. The surface area of the water has now become the effective surface area of the lung.
For these reasons, excess water in the lungs creates a barrier to oxygen uptake and can cause drowning. To review, humans need a large surface area for gas exchange and need to easily transfer gases between the blood and the air. Specialized structures in the lungs called alveoli dramatically increase the surface area of the lung and the dense capillary network around the alveoli creates a very short route between the bloodstream and the air.
A very thin film of water coating the alveoli allows oxygen and carbon dioxide to instantly transition between dissolved and gaseous forms, thereby facilitating the uptake of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide. To unlock this lesson you must be a Study. Did you know… We have over college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1, colleges and universities.
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