posted on Jun, 19 2011 @ 12:12 PM
The astral realm is not the truth of existence. It is simply a fluid composition, the essence of the physical reality we all embody. The real core of
existence stretches even further back. There are 4 phases of existence, or planes if you will, ending with the physical plane we are all consciously
aware of. These 4 planes are broken down into 11 modes of existence.
The first mode of existence is Solid Substance. This is the world around us. We can touch it, feel it, interact with it, change and mold it to our
whim. This mode occupies the entirety of the Physical Plane.
The second mode of existence is Astral Fluid. This is the star-stuff double connected to us by the "silver cord". It is the pre-requisite to our
physical forms. By causing changes in the Astral Fluid we bring about a correlating alteration in the Physical Substance.
The third mode of existence is called the Concrete Mind. This is the gray matter of individuality, and personal consciousness. All manner of
philosophy, faith, and True Will emanate from this mode of existence. The Concrete Mind allows us to self-manipulate the Astral Fluid.
The fourth mode of existence is called the Essential Nature. This is the naturally occurring processes which guide our consciousness and physical
vessels through their life-spans. Aging and decay, as well as birth and growth are essential elements of this mode of existence.
The 2nd through 4th modes of existence form the second plane: The Æther. This plane being the mystical, spiritual, and metaphysical "double" of
everything we see in the physical realm. This is what most people assume to be "beyond" the Matrix. And, sadly, this is as far as most people take
their spiritual-metaphysical quests. Content to have escaped the realm of solid form, they stop pushing the envelope.
Unfortunately, their are still so many more modes of existence, and planes to push through before you really escape from the "Matrix". The
Æther is but another layer of the illusion. Specifically, it is the World of Illusion.
Good luck in continuing the search for what is beyond the Matrix.
~ Wandering Scribe