A level of existence or consciousness
A division of the universe.
In ascension lore, the dimensions could be better described as density levels. Dimension doesn’t refer to length, width, and height in this case, with a position or place in space, but rather to a resonance of energy. Those who resonate with a particular level of energy, referring to their vibration and light quotient, exist in that dimension.
Density relates to planes of consciousness
String theory can be formulated in terms of an action principle, either … which describes how strings move through space and time. In the absence of external interactions, string dynamics are governed by tension and kinetic energy, which combine to produce oscillations. The quantum mechanics of strings implies these oscillations take on discrete vibrational modes, the spectrum of the theory. – emphasis mine.
The number of times a specified periodic phenomenon occurs within a specified interval, as:
-The number of repetitions of a complete sequence of values of a periodic function per unit variation of an independent variable.
-The number of repetitions per unit time of a complete waveform, as of an electric current.
Frequency is the reciprocal of the time taken to complete one cycle
The theta level opens the door to fall down even deeper into the psychic/astral world. At this level, one is able to experience astral travel and psychic communication, achieve enlightenment, and enter into other dimensions.
The theta level opens the door to fall down even deeper into the psychic/astral world. At this level, one is able to experience astral travel and psychic communication, achieve enlightenment, and enter into other dimensions.
An overtone is any frequency higher than the fundamental frequency of a sound. The fundamental and the overtones together are called partials. Harmonics are partials whose frequencies are whole number multiples of the fundamental
The hidden dimensions and unseen realms make up a much larger proportion of the universe than the physical parts which are visible to us – physicists know this and call the unseen parts "dark matter" and "dark energy". Conventional science has not yet theorised a plan of these higher dimensions so we must look to ancient knowledge and alternative science for the answers.
This description of dimensions corresponds with that of the ancient view, but not the modern view, which sees the first three dimensions as the x-y-z axis of space and the fourth dimension as time. Then the modern view continues up the dimensions mathematically as defined by modern science. It is not that the scientific way is wrong; it’s just based on different concepts.
What I am explaining is entirely different. In this explanation the universe is seen as purely sound or vibration. The relationship between the dimensions is also purely vibrational and corresponds perfectly to the laws of music and harmonics. The dimensions are separated from each other in exactly the same proportions that the notes on the chromatic scale of music are separated from each other. Instead of cycles per second as in music, for dimensions thay are separated by wavelength, but the proportions are the same.
There are 12 major (dimensions,) and 12 minor overtone dimensions, for a total of 144 dimensions in each octave of the dimensions. There appears to be almost infinite number of dimensions that keep repeating themselves over and over, except that the experience of them changes as one moves up the dimensions. All dimensions interpenetrate one and other, so in the space where you stand at this moment, all dimensions are passing through your body.
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The universe that we see with the stars and planets is defined as the third (major) dimension within the twelve major dimensions. So the Earth is within the third dimension, but within and around the earth and the entire universe are twelve overtones of the third dimension.
Although you cannot see these third-dimension overtones, they are worlds that have been known and experienced by shamans, medicine men and women for thousands of years.
If a person was to enter into an overtone of the Earth’s third dimension, or any other dimension, he or she would disappear from view her on Earth and re-appear in another world.
The three lower sub-planes are the solids, liquids and gases with which we are all familiar for they compose the material world about us which we cognize through our five senses — seeing, hearing, feeling, tasting and smelling.
The four higher ethers are nevertheless composed of matter of the physical plane even though we do not discern them by any of our physical means. They compose what we call the earth's atmosphere. This etheric realm interpenetrates the solids, liquids and gases of the dense physical planet, bringing "life" to the forms thereof. These four physical ethers are all about us and through us and without them we would not be living and breathing beings.
It is enough to described the astral plane as the EMOTIONAL plane, the plane of desires. The more refined ethers, atoms, molecules and structures of the astral world permeate our physical plane, just as our denser gases, molecules and atoms permeate the solids of our earth. The astral world lies all about us — intangible and imperceptible, but there, nonetheless. This astral world is not too different from or opposed to the physical plane with which we are so familiar, because it is largely composed of the as-tral and etheric duplicates of physical plane objects.
Upon the astral plane there is neither distance nor time. There is no heat or cold, summer or winter, day or night. Many mystics have called it the world of maya, or illusion. Yet it is a great deal nearer to the state of ultimate reality than is this physical plane and these physical senses by which we discern actual reality so feebly. The astral plane is called, in the annals of occultism, the Hall of Learning, which is a most appropriate name for truly it is there that one learns the real from the unreal, and how to discriminate between them.
What we call our astral plane we also consider to be the astral body of our planet. It exists all around us and interpenetrates the solid earth beneath our feet It also extends far into the atmospheric and etheric realms above our heads. We might picture it as a huge globe of astral matter, with the physical earth float-ing in the center of it. The densest aggregation of astral atoms are those which penetrate the earth itself, and extend into its core.
the mental plane separated into two levels: the lower mental plane and the higher mental plane. The latter we call the causal plane. Remember in each of the major planes there are seven sub-planes. The intuitional Plane has three planes above it and three planes below it. The intuitional Plane is a "midway" plane between the human and the god-man. Note that there are three lower sub-planes and three higher sub-planes, with the middle plane acting as an intermediary between them. This midway zone is a "battleground" for the mind of man, where a perpetual struggle ensues between his higher and lower mind. The lower three sub-planes are called the "region of concrete thought" and the upper three are called the "region of abstract thought."
The abstract mind is that which creates the patterns or the blueprints of ideas and thoughts. The concrete mind is the mind which creates the forms upon which the thought patterns and the blueprints of ideas are woven. The abstract mind builds a dream-house... the concrete mind brings it into physical manifestation.
When we refer to the mental plane we not only encompass the plane of the mind as we comprehend it at our present level of understanding, but considerably more. We encompass also the highest levels of consciousness, the force of which permeates ALL things and all planes. The Sanskrit term which Eastern philosophers have used for centuries to describe this plane, is manas which means consciousness, but which also has come to mean mind.
Just as the human ear can perceive sounds which vibrate only within certain vibratory limits, so can the human mind, at its present level, receive only the thoughts ranging within a certain vibratory scale. The brain of man is not yet receptive beyond a certain point, though the "mind” substance of the mental world extends the full scope of both the highest and the low-est planes of life.
"Buddhic" is a Sanskrit word denoting wisdom. The Buddhic Plane is the plane of divine wisdom and divine "love.” This we term INTUITION. It far surpasses our usual interpretation of intuition — which we popularly call hunches. It could be called the plane of super-conscious perception or immediate cognition; it could be called the plane of innate discernment. This is, indeed, divine wisdom in manifestation. We sometimes speak of this higher perception as "clairsentience."
The Intuitional or Buddhic Plane is the plane of the genius, that rare soul who works in the round of his everyday life through flashes of intuitive illumination from a higher Source than that which the ordinary man perceives. The genius is that one who finds his normal consciousness level expressing that which seems superior to the average.
There are three planes above the Intuitional, and three below. Above are the divine Godhead, the Monadic and the Nirvanic Planes. Beneath are the mental, the astral and the physical. The Intuitional Plane thus becomes the "midway" plane between the human man and the god-man...the midway point between the higher planes of life and the lower planes of life,..the Three Worlds of God and the three worlds of man.
We don’t exist on this level. Instead it is essentially a library that contains all the information in the universe. It neutrally observes all that has gone on within the universe from its inception to its completion.
Spiritual plane, occurring beyond time, space, and human comprehension, in occultism is the highest of the levels of existence, the primary level of creative power from which all other levels unfold. This spiritual plane, like other planes pertaining to occult theory, metaphorically speaking is the "above," however in reality all planes interpenetrate the realm of material experiences through the senses. A.G.H
In the traditional Western Mysteries, the Monadic Plane is the focus in consciousness of the Monad, an interrelated group of twelve Souls that share a common Karmic bond upon release from the Logoic Plane, the Seventh Plane of Ascension. In Ascension Theory, the Logos only “sees”, or experiences, the Soul, and in the Western Mysteries, only the Monad – the family of Souls. This relationship of intimate familial association is seen in all of the subsequent expressions of the Planes of Ascension, right down to and including the Physical plane, where it takes the form of the biological, or nuclear, family. On the Buddhic Plane, this is seen in the spiritual family of Initiates and Ascended Masters, on the Atmic Plane in the form of Soul companions and partners, on the Mental Plane in the form of business, financial, and philosophical “partners”, and on the Astral Plane as archetypal interrelationships and psychic involvement.
The first stage of this metaphysically, is the Divine Universe, the plane of Active or Free Intelligence or Logos, includes the Divine Worlds, (Logos) and the Manifest Temporal Cosmos. Here is where the One Light of the Logos or Transcendent Nous becomes a prism of many radiances. these in turn supervise the creation below. Moving up from lower finite existence, this plane or universe is experienced as a place of profound and subtle cosmic and esoteric mysteries and gnosis hinting at the Unfolding of the Logos, in which there is no distinction between oneself and the cosmos. This universe constitutes the union of the Causal and Supracausal. www.kheper.net...
Fractals are patterns that repeat themselves on ever-smaller scales, i.e. a pattern in the macrocosm repeats itself in the microcosm. For example: a galaxy is a rotating mass of stars around a central core. This same pattern can be seen on a smaller scale in the solar system with its planets rotating around a central sun. The same pattern can also be seen on a subatomic level with electrons rotating around the nucleus. So how does this relate to the seven planes? We already know that each of the seven planes has seven subplanes, but the scale also increases in magnitude. The seven planes that we have been referring to are actually equivalent to the seven subplanes of an even greater series of planes called the cosmic planes.
The first dimension is the sphere of planetary consciousness. It relates to the planetary being we call Earth, or Gaia, from the Greek myths. The first density level is the first level of consciousness that connects us all because we all live in the biosphere of Mother Earth, even if we don’t consciously recognise it.
If we think of the first dimension in terms of space, being a single point, the first dimension would be the single point in the centre of Earth.
The second dimension is the consciousness level between the core of the planet and the surface, between Mother Gaia and humanity. The forces of nature that mediate between the heart of the Earth and the world of humans are the beings who are guardians of the second density level. They are the telluric beings, known by many names. We call them elementals
The elementals are the spirits who embody one of the four classical elements of earth, air, fire, and water. They guide and harness the energy of their particular element. books.google.com.au... =onepage&q&f=false
The third dimension is the level of human consciousness. It is the surface of the planet, but more importantly, it id the collective consensus physical reality that has not only height, length, and width but also linear time, cycles, seasons, and the physical laws of Newtonian science.
The third dimension is the bridge between the lower realms and the higher realms beyond planetary consciousness on the vertical axis of reality.
The fourth dimensions is the space of the collective unconscious, the archetypal realm that links the thoughts and mind, conscious, of not only humanity but all the beings on earth. Here we are beyond time and space. We experience this dimension as the dream world, or the astral plane. We can go anywhere or do anything here, limited only by our imagination. Our thoughts and ideas manifest much more readily in the fourth dimension, because unlike the third dimension, the fourth is not dense, not bound by the rules of space and time. This level is associated with the realm of Yesod in the Qabalah, and has similarities to both the Upper and Lower Worlds of the shaman. One of the secrets of true magick is that for the something to appear in the physical work, it must first manifest on the astral plane.
The fourth dimensions forms a screen to the higher dimensions. As we ascend beyond this dimensions of light we move further away from human experience. we have more difficulty understanding the pure energies of the higher dimensions and require a method to translate them into forms we can understand.
Our minds translate the energies of the higher dimensions, using the symbols found in the collective fourth dimensional consciousness. We relate to higher energies as colors, sounds, pictures, feelings and archetypal imagery.
The fifth dimension is the dimension of unity. the individuality of consciousness merges harmoniously with the group identity of the collective unconsciousness. "You" and "I" identities more easily flow into "we", yet individuality is not completely sacrificed. This strange paradox is difficult for those of us in the third dimension to understand. There is still a sense of individuality, yet there is much greater awareness of group identity on the conscious level. Where the fourth dimension is characterised as the collective unconsciousness, the fifth dimensions is the collective consciousness.
In the fifth dimension, we are truly conscious of the paradox of duality and separation. All paradoxes are resolved at this level. All dualities are understood. "me" versus "you" consciousness shifts into "we" consciousness, and issues of balance between male/female, light/dark, good/evil, and material/immaterial are all transcended. Now we truly understand these forces were never really in conflict to begin with, but were complimentary.
Even the paradox of time is resolved in the fifth dimension, in the third dimension, we consciously experience linear time - the past, the present, and future-yet we know that other times are accessible. We touch other times through the use of divination tools, to predict the future or recall past life memories. Mystical teaching says that time is really an illusion, and in the fifth dimension we truly understand this. We become conscious of ourselves in all times and all places. as we go higher in the dimensions, they become less linear and harder to put into words.
In the paradox of individuality, each lord or lady has a face, a facet that is his or her area of expression, yet each is undeniably part of the whole. In human terms, we can think of the Shamballa as a holographic, with each piece containing the whole, just as each piece of holographic film, when cut contains the entire image. We used to view the city (Shamballa) as a whole identity, but each building, each home, in the city belonged to an individual master. In the image of the city, there was group identity and individual identity.
If creation (the physical and subtle dimensions) is a spectrum, then where we draw the lines between the dimensions is rather arbitrary. This is similar to the rainbow spectrum, where there is no neatly placed line dividing the red and orange or orange and yellow. One colour blends seamlessly into the next. Where we draw the line is up to us. Dimensions are somewhat like that. Occultists have created these reality maps as mandalas, to help us understand our experiences, to understand where it is useful to draw the lines. Though we could divide the rainbow into twelve colours, the easiest way and most useful model is divided into seven. The descriptions of the dimensions are attempts to create familiar rainbows.
The sixth dimension is the realm of geometry. It isn't the realm of the Pythagorean theorem, though Pythagoras had a strong connection to this level of consciousness. It is the realm of sacred geometry, teachings that were part of Greek mystery schools, where Pythagoras was a teacher. Though sacred geometry has been omitted from most classroom teachings, it is the language of life and light, from which all things manifest.
Sacred geometry is the study of form and structure. All material things in the third dimension have an energetic template. According to traditional occult principle, in order for anything to exist in the material world, it must first exist on the astral plane. But how does something come together on the astral plane, what we would relate to as the fourth dimension? It's pattern, it's basic components, must be fashioned from the geometry of light in the sixth dimension. All form precipitates down from the sixth dimensions, through the diamond of Shamballa in the fifth dimension, to the astral archetypes of the fourth dimension, to physical forms in the third, second, and first dimensions.
The sixth dimension is mental in nature and based on the ideas of information. Thoughts first take form in the sixth dimension before they manifest on the astral plane. Spiritiulists and occultists would call the sixth level the mental level.
Ideas take "shape" here through sacred geometry. All shapes are said to be based on combinations of platonic solids-five shapes, each resonating with a different element. The platonic solids are expressions of elemental energy on a higher plane. Their "discovery" is credited to Plato.
The morphogenetic fields, the geometric structures of energy theorised by biologist Rupert Sheldrake, exist in the sixth dimension. They are patterns of energy that hold our template, that hold the geometry of not only our bodies but also the collective information of our species. When you were conceived, you were one single cell, with a variety of instructions encoded in your DNA. That single cell divided into two, four, eight, and so on, forming an embryonic human. But how do certain cells know to become brain cells, bone cells, muscle cells, or nerve cells? Most people would say that the DNA tells them to do so. But if all cells start out exactly alike, how to certain cells know how to "activate" nerve-cell instructions while others activate muscle-cell instructions, and then develop accordingly and in the right location? According to the theory of morphogenetic fields, it is these invisible geometric fields that are guiding the process. According to the ascension paradigm, it is the sixth dimension guiding the process for all shape and form are rooted there.
Morphongentic fields are also associated with the concept of consciousness grids, which evolved out of a controversial theory known as the hundredth moneky effect. According to this theory, each species has a field of energy, low in energy but high in information, connecting all the members of that species, and this energy field transfers information to the members in a nonlocal fashion. // for more on nonlocal see Ervin Laszlo - science and the akashic field // every member of the species is linked through an invisible force.
The theory was initially based on the discoveries of researchers studying the Japanese snow monkey on the island of Koshima in 1952. They noticed that one female monkey learned to wash the dirt off her potato in the water. She began to teach the potato washing to other monkeys on the island. Soon, all the monkey on the island (about a hundred) were washing their potatoes. researchers other islands noticed that immediately all the monkeys of the same species on the other islands began to wash their potatoes. They didn't learn the skill slowly and teach it to each other, as on Koshima. No monkey from Koshima swam over to teach them. They all spontaneously knew how to wash their potatoes, and made it part of their culture.
It was theorised that when a certain "critical mass" of a species, about one hundred for the Japanese snow monkey, learns something, the information is suddenly transferred into the consciousness of every member in the race. It's as if enough member of a species have to do the work to create a psychic "circuit" in the collective field of consciousness.
When the circuit is solid and fully formed, the entire consciousness of the species can flow through it. ... Experiments with other types of animals and people have been done to explore this theory.
The fields of energy in the hundredth monkey theory are like racial morphogenetic fields describe by Sheldrake.
The human race's morphic field is much like a racial oversoul or monad connecting us all genetically, culturally, and spiritually. It is believed that once a critical mass of people reaches a level of ascension, then the rest of the species can automatically ascend in what is called a global ascension.
As we enter the higher dimensions beyond the sixth, we lose shape and form. The dimensions become more abstract and less easily described in human language. We are still trying to comprehend what consciousness could be like at these levels, and have created ideas and models, yet nothing can be very concrete because reality at this level is not concrete. Many practitioners believe that the lines between the higher density levels becomes even more vague, as they overlap each other.
The seventh dimension is the realm of cosmic sound – not the vibratory patterns that we hear in the physical dimension, but the harmonics of creation. If the principle of Correspondence teaches us that patterns repeat on every level, then this dimension is the higher expression of what we know as sound. This is the sound of creation.
Many traditions look at creation through sound imagery. We think of the universe as the song of creation. We each play our own note, our own pattern and melody, in the song. We each have our part. We even use the octave and overtone imagery in our model of the dimensions, with twelve dimensional “notes” in our scale, like the twelve tones in Western music. Hermetic magick references the “music of the spheres”, the heavenly tones created by the movement of the planets, theorised in days past to be the “rings” of their orbits rubbing together. This music was audible only to those mystics with ears to hear it, those in tune with the higher dimensions. The seventh dimension isn’t just the realm of planetary sounds; it’s the realms of the galaxy itself, as the orbits of the stars create music of the heavens.
Barbara Hand Clow relates the seventh dimensions to the modern superstring theory, which is a model in which all the particles and fundamental forces of the universe are seen as tiny vibrating strings that vibrate at resonant frequencies. In a symbolic sense, I think of these infinite strings of energy as the “fabric” of reality.
In the study of science of semantics, terrestrial sound waves are used to create visible forms in sand, dust and jellies. The more complex the sound played through the medium, the more complex is the shape created, including images of sacred geometry.
On this cosmic creative scale, the cosmic-sound dimension creates, or “weaves” together, the structure and reality of our universe. The first step to takes is to form the sacred geometry of the sixth dimension. We are becoming consciousness of our own weaver nature, our own ability to weave the strings, to pluck out the right notes and to change our part of the song of creation, to create the life we want.
Clow also relates this dimension to the galactic highways of light, looking at a theory on the variable nature of the speed of light. Light moving faster than the standardly accepted speed of light exists in this higher dimension, acting as the connecting threads between galaxies, as information highways of light connecting us all.