reply to post by Christian Voice
The questions posed in the OP are answered in great detail as contained in the works of A.A. Bailey (and the Tibetan Master DK) as summarized below
(Link with expanded commentary are listed at bottom). Hope this helps!!
"Death and the Art of Dying.
Summary: A collection of statements by the Tibetan.
Death: Sequence of Events.
"I feel it is the best that I can do, in order to clarify this subject more completely, is to describe the sequence of events which happen at a
death bed, reminding you that the points of final abstraction are three in number: the head, for disciples and initiates and also for advanced mental
types; the heart, for aspirants and men of goodwill, and for all those who have acheived a measure of personality, integrity, and are attempting to
fufill, as far in them lies, the law of love; and the solar plexus, for the undeveloped and emotionally polarised persons. All I can do is tabulate
the stages of the process, leaving you to accept them as an interesting and possible hypothesis awaiting verification; to believe them unquestionably
because you you have confidence in my knowledge, or to reject them as fantastic, unverifiable and of no moment anyway. I recomend the first of the
three, for it will enable you to preserve your mental integrity, it will indicate an open mind, and at the same time it will protect you from
gullibility, and from narrow-mindedness. These stages, therefore are :
1. The soul sounds forth a 'word of withdrawl' from its own plane, and immediately an interior process and reaction is invoked within the man upon
the physical plane.
a. Certain psychological events take place at the seat of the disease, in connection with the heart, and affecting also the three great systems which
so potently condition the physical man : the blood stream, the nervous system in its various expressions, and the endocrine system . . .
b. A vibration runs along the nadis. The nadis are, as you well know, the etheric counterpart of the entire nervous system, and they underlie every
single nerve in the entire physical body. They are the agents par excellence, of the directing impulses of the soul, reacting to the vibratory
activity which emanates from the etheric counterpart of the brain. They respond to the directing Word, react to the 'pull' of the soul, and then
organise themselves for abstraction.
c. The blood stream becomes affected in a peculiarly occult manner.
d. A psychic tremor is established, which has the affect of loosening or breaking the connection between the nadis and the nervous system; the etheric
body is thereby detached from its dense physical sheath, though still interpenetrating every part of it.
2. There is frequently a pause at this point, of a shorter or longer period of time. This is allowed in order to carry forward the loosening process
as smoothly and as painlessly as possible. This loosening of the nadis starts in the eyes. This process of detachment, often shows itself in the
relaxation and lack of fear which dying persons so often show; they evidence a condition of peace, and a willingness to go, plus an inability to make
a mental effort. It is as if the dying person, still preserving his consciousness, gathers his resources for the final extraction . . .
3. Next, the organised etheric body, loosened from all nervous relationship through the action of the nadis, begins to gather itself together for
final departure. It withdraws from the extremities towards the required 'door of exit' and focusses itself in the area around that door, for the
final 'pull' of the directing soul. . . . A dual attractive process is at this stage going on :
a. The vital body is being prepared for exit.
b. The physical body is responding to dissolution."
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