There is considerable evidence to suggest that there exists a
holographic energy template associated with a physical body. This
etheric body is a body which looks quite similar to the physical
body over which it is superimposed.
The etheric body also carries spatial information on how the
developing fetus is to unfold in utero, and also the structural data
for growth and repair of the adult organism. This energetic
structure works together with cellular genetic mechanisms. The
physical body is connected to and dependent upon the etheric body
for cellular guidance - the physical body cannot be maintained
without it. If the etheric field becomes distorted, physical disease
soon follows. Many illnesses have their origin in distortions of the
supportive etheric field.
The etheric body is composed of matter, but it is of a different
density and frequency than the matter composing the physical body.
It is not completely separated from the physical system with which
it interacts. There are specific channels of energy exchange which
allow the flow of Information to move from one system to another.
These channels have been discussed in Eastern literature.
Acupuncture Meridian System
Ancient Chinese theory has it that the acupuncture points on the
human body are points along an unseen meridian system that runs
deeply through the tissues of the body. Through these meridians
passes nutritive energy bearing coded information.
There were a series of studies on the anatomic nature of the
meridian system in animals which were carried out in Korea during
the 1960’s by a team of researchers headed by Professor Kim B.Han.
Kim’s histologic studies of the tubular meridian system showed that
it appeared to be divided into a superficial system and a deep
system. The deep system was further subdivided into various
The first of these deep meridian
systems was called the Internal Duct System. These tubules were
found free-floating within the vascular and lymphatic vessels,
penetrating the vessel walls at entry and exit points. Fluids
within these internal ducts were usually found to travel in the
same direction as the flow in the vessel they were discovered
in. In certain circumstances ductal fluids were noted to flow in
the opposite direction.
The fact that these ducts penetrate and leave the vessel walls
indicates that the formation of these ducts is different (and
perhaps earlier in time) than the origin of the vascular and
lymph systems. The meridians may act as spatial guides for the
growth and development of the vascular and lymphatic systems. As
vessels developed they would grow around the meridians.
A second series of tubules was
characterized and called the Intra-External Duct System.
These ducts are found along the surface of internal organs and
appear to form a network which is entirely independent of the
vascular, lymphatic and nervous systems.
A third series, known as the
External Duct System, was found to run alongside the outer
surface of the walls of blood and lymphatic vessels. These ducts
are also found in layers of the skin and are known there as the
Superficial Duct System. It is this latter superficial
system which is most familiar to classical acupuncturists.
The fourth series of tubules, known
as the Neural Duct System, are distributed in the central
and peripheral nervous systems.
All the ductules were eventually
found to be interconnected (from superficial to deep systems) so
that the continuity of the whole system was maintained. The various
duct systems are linked together via the connection of the terminal
ductules of the different systems.
Kim found that the terminal ductules reach the tissue cell
nuclei. Also, spaced at intervals along these meridians, Kim found
special small corpuscles . Those corpuscles in the Superficial Duct
System seem to lie beneath, and correspond with, the classical
acupuncture points and meridians of the body.
Fluid extracted from these tubules revealed high concentrations of
DNA, RNA, amino acids, hyaluronic acid, sixteen types of free
nucleotides, adrenaline, corticosteroids, estrogen, and other
hormonal substances in levels far different from those ordinarily
found in the blood stream. It is apparent that there is an important
relationship between the acupuncture meridian system and the
endocrine regulation of the physical body. It was apparent during
experiments that when meridians get severed, serious vascular
degeneration takes place. There was also a change in reflex time,
which was prolonged more than 500 percent. Meridians provide a
specialized nutritive flow to the organs of the body.
Kim found that meridian ducts, in some species, form within
15 hours of conception. This would suggest that the functioning of
the meridian systems exert an influence on the migration and spatial
orientation of the internal organs. Because the meridians connect to
each cell’s genetic control center, the meridians also play an
important role in both replication and differentiation of all the
cells in the body.
Dr Harold Burr carried out experiments mapping electrical
fields around developing embryos. Through his research, he
discovered that an electrical axis developed in the unfertilized egg
which corresponded with the future orientation of the brain and
central nervous system in the adult. The creation of such an
electrical axis forms a waveguide for a directional energy field
that provides spatial orientation to the cells in the developing
embryo. It was also discovered that the contour of the electrical
field of embryos followed the shape of the adult.
It would appear from the research of these and other scientists that
the meridian system forms an Interface between the etheric and the
physical body. It is the first physical link between the two.
Electrographic researchers have found that changes in the
acupuncture points may precede the changes of physical illness in
the body by hours, days, and even weeks.
and the Nadis
The Chakras are now finding their eventual validation with the
evolution of subtle-energy technologies. From a physiological
standpoint, the Chakras appear to be involved with the flow of
higher energies via specific subtle energetic channels into the
cellular structure of the body. At one level, they seem to function
as energy transformers, stepping down energy of one form and
frequency to a lower level. This energy, in turn, is translated into
hormonal, physiological, and ultimately cellular changes within the
body. There appear to be at least seven (7) major chakras associated
with the physical body.
Anatomically, each major chakra is associated with a major nerve
plexus and a major endocrine gland. See the diagram. There are also
minor chakras Involved. There are two on the palms of the hands, two
on the soles of the feet, and one other one associated with parts of
the medulla in the brain. Each of the seven major chakras is also
associated with a particular type of psychic functioning. The
ajna or brow chakra is associated with clear seeing, or
clairvoyance. Subjectively, it is like a window opens up in the
darkness ahead of you with your eyes closed. Inside the window it is
bright and you can see things.
The primary chakras originate at the level of the etheric body. The
chakras are, in turn, connected to each other and to portions of the
physical-cellular structure via fine subtle channels known as
The Nadis are different from the meridians, which actually
have a physical counterpart in the meridian duct systems. The Nadis
represent an extensive network of fluid-like energies which parallel
the bodily nerves in their abundance. Various sources have described
up to 72,000 nadis or etheric channels of energy in the subtle
anatomy of the body. These channels are interwoven with the physical
Dysfunction at the level of the Chakras and Nadis can be associated
with pathological changes in the nervous system.
Research by Dr. Hiroshi Motoyama in Japan has presented
findings that confirm the presence of the chakra system in human
beings. His work is covered in “Science
and the Evolution of Consciousness: Chakras, Ki, and Psi”.
Motoyama found that certain individuals could consciously
project energy through their chakras. When they did so, significant
electrical field disturbances emanated from their activated chakras.
Itzhak Bentov, a researcher of physiological changes
associated with meditation, has duplicated Motoyama’s findings
regarding electrostatic energy emission from the chakras.
Another interesting study by Dr. Valerie Hunt at UCLA used
more conventional measuring equipment in a study of the chakras and
the human energy field. Hunt found regular, high frequency,
sine-wave oscillations coming from these points that had never
previously been recorded (1978). The normal frequency of brain waves
is between 0 and 100 cps (cycles per second), with most Information occurring between 0
and 30 cps.
In comparison, muscle frequency goes up to about 225 cps and the
heart goes up to about 250 cps. The readings from the chakras was in
a band between 100 and 1600 cps - far higher than what has been
traditionally found radiating from the human body. Each color of the
human aura is associated with a different wave pattern, and these
wave patterns were recorded by Dr. Hunt at the chakra points.
When colors such as “white light” were
seen in the auric field, the frequency signal measured was over 1000
cps. Hunt has hypothesized that this high frequency level is
actually a sub-harmonic of an original frequency signal which is in
the range of many thousands of cycles per second: a sub-harmonic of
the original subtle energy of the chakra.
The Astral Body
The astral body is composed of astral matter, which is a subtle
substance of even higher frequencies than etheric matter. Knowledge
about this part of subtle human anatomy has been taught since the
earliest Egyptian dynasties. The astral body is another component of
the total multidimensional body that is superimposed over the
physical body. Because astral matter exists in a frequency band that
is well above etheric and physical matter, it coexists with and
occupies the same space as the other two.
According to esoteric sources, the astral body, like the etheric
body, also has seven major chakras. Like the etheric chakras, they
are transformers of energy. Since the astral body is involved with
emotional expression, the astral chakras provide a subtle energy
connection whereby a persons emotional state can disturb or enhance
Another name for the astral body has been the desire body or
emotional body. Fear is one of the dominant astral energies. The
degree to which people are affected by these desires and fears
governs the extent and nature of one’s personality expression upon
this frequency. Host physicians consider human emotional expression
to be a characteristic of neural activity of the limbic system
within the brain. The limbic system is only a subsidiary system to
higher energy systems which also have input into the system.
Unlike the etheric body, which supports and energizes the physical
body, the astral body also functions as a vehicle of consciousness
which can exist separately from, yet connected to, the physical
The mobile consciousness of the individual can interact with the
environment via the astral body while the physical body is inactive.
Research efforts have established the presence of the astral
projection of consciousness, as well as the ability of entitles to
detect a projected consciousness. In fact, many of the underground
installations have security systems which range into the astral in
order to detect intrusion. Some of the security systems on the
Nevada Test Site and
Dulce have this feature.
Experiments carried out at
Stanford Research Institute by
Puthoff in 1974 indicate a
doubling of sine wave frequency of a magnetometer during a
projection of consciousness. The evidence from these and other
experiments implies that the astral body can create electromagnetic
disturbances of lower octave harmonic energies which can be measured
by sensitive electronic equipment.
The astral domain has certain unique properties, one of which is the
principle that astrally or emotionally charged thoughts have a life
of their own. They exist as distinct energy fields, or thought-forms
with unique shapes, colors and characteristics.
The first of the subtle bodies which extend into the frequency range
beyond that of the astral body is known as the mental body.
The mental body is the vehicle through which the self manifests and
expresses the concrete intellect. The mental body also has its
corresponding chakras which are ultimately linked to the physical
form. On the mental level, thought-forms may represent purely mental
ideas that an individual is (or will be) working on. If the mental
body is functioning properly, it allows the individual to think
clearly and to focus mental energies in appropriate directions with
force and clarity. Healing a person at the mental level is stronger
and produces long lasting results than healing from either the
astral or etheric levels.
Beyond the mental fields, there are what are known as the causal
fields, or causal body. It is the causal body which is the closest
thing to the individual Self. The causal body is involved with the
area of abstract ideas and concepts. Causal consciousness deals with
the essence of a subject while the mental level studies the
subject’s details. The lower mental body dwells upon mental images
obtained from sensations, and analytically reasons about purely
The causal body deals with the essence
of substance and true causes behind the Illusion of appearance. The causal density is a world of realities. On this level, we no longer
deal with emotions, ideas, or conceptions, but with the essence and
underlying nature of the thing In question.
Due to the perceptual limiting factors of the physical brain, the
conscious mind is ordinarily locked into a fixed space/time
reference, or time-track. This refers to the Earth time-frame of
reference, and the locked vantage point.
Astral projection may be viewed as the transfer of consciousness
from the neuronal connections and fixed time-frame of the physical
brain into the astral vehicle of consciousness. The autonomic
nervous system allows the body to function normally while the
individual entity is outside it.