>> I have been re-reading KTQ and saw a point related to healing that I think is also mentioned in IIH. Bardon mentions that a damaged organ can be brought back to health by using white light and the imagination, by thinking with conviction that the organ is completely restored back to normal health. HOW does the light and the imagination combine to effect a healing? What process is followed from a hermetic point of view? <<
Physical materia adheres to an astral matrix which in turn adheres to a mental matrix. A strong conviction impacts the mental matrix and causes it to resonate in accord with the magical desire for health. The Light acts to enforce this resonation and carry it downward through the degrees of density into the astral matrix, and ultimately, into the physical materia. Without the empowerment offered by the Light substance, the mental impetus will take quite a bit of time to truly transform the astral matrix and may not ever transform the physical materia.
As the astral matrix is transformed, the physical materia adhering to it will also transform. The cells of the human body are ceaselessly dying off and being reborn. With each cycle of new cells, those newly formed cells pattern themselves upon the astral matrix as it exists in that moment. If the astral matrix of an organ has been transformed from a diseased state, into a healthy state, then the new cells will manifest health instead of disease. Eventually, the organ will be renewed.
How quickly this transformation occurs depends on several factors, such as the power of the magical conviction, the facility with Light work, and how thoroughly the patient has dealt with the karmic lessons that disease implies, to name a few.
>> How is the light that you are speaking of here related to ordinary light from a candle or lamp? What differences and similarities does it have? <<
This weekend I have three visitors from Southern California who came to talk with me about these subjects. During our conversations a similar question arose but concerning the Elements and Fluids. I think my answer to them also applies to your question concerning the Light, so here goes:
"Every physical thing has an underlying astral matrix, composed of the four Elements. Physical matter adheres to this matrix and displays specific characteristics analogous to each Element. These are the characteristics that we know the Elements by -- that we symbolize them with. But these are just the reflections of the astral Elements as they are expressed by the physical materia in the process of adhesion. They are not the Elements themselves. The Elements are non-physical Philosophical Principles (in the Alchemical sense).
Each type of materia expresses the Elemental characteristics differently. For example, a mineral expresses Fire one way, a plant another way, and an animal still differently. To see the Element within the physical characteristic, you have to first understand the peculiarities of the adhering materia. The characteristics of the materia SYMBOLIZE the Elements to which the materia adheres -- the Elements do NOT symbolize the characteristics of the materia."
So, in reference to the Light, the candle's flame would be a reflection of the astral Fire which in turn, is a reflection of the higher Light. In other words, the characteristics of a physical flame, through the process of physical materia adhering to an astral matrix, reflect the astral Fire Element; and the characteristics of the astral Fire Element, through the
process of astral materia adhering to a mental matrix, reflect the creative Light.
>> When you say that the physical materia expresses the element's characteristics differently, do you mean that they, like fluid condensers, accept or absorb certain elements more readily than others depending on the uniqueness of the materia? And THIS is what gives the symbolic representation or analogy of the pure elements? <<
It's the other way around. Only certain types of materia are capable of adhering to the Fire Element or to the Water, etc. So when the astral matrix has a preponderance of Fire, for example, then the materia that adheres to this astral matrix will be predominantly the sort that naturally adheres to the Fire Element.
Only when it comes to the magical use of a Fluid or Elemental condenser, is the course of nature reversed and we use the properties inherent in the materia in order to hold our accumulation. In other words, we choose a materia that naturally adheres to Fire when we want to create a condenser for the Fire Element.
>> Things are beginning to come together, but with a seeming imbalance. Earth doesn't appear simply as a - piggy in the middle - manifestation of the primary polarity. Does the "lower" side of the primary polarity [Magnetic Fluid] have some fundamentally different relationship to Earth, than the "higher" [Electric Fluid]. Is the higher free, and the lower bound? <<
Adorning The Primal Creative Light, are the two Fluids -- our primal polarity that descends from The Unity.
Adorning the Electric Fluid, is the Fire Element; and adorning the Magnetic Fluid, is the Water Element.
The *interaction* of these two poles we call the Element Air. This is an infinite continuum of degrees of Fire to Water, of Electric to Magnetic. Air itself, is neutral, or to use more symbolic terms, "it tends neither up nor down of its own accord." The Electric Fire, tends upward and outward, whereas, the Magnetic Water tends downward and inward. Fire is the tendency toward formless force, whereas Water is the tendency toward inert form.
This interaction of Fire-Air-Water IS the Element Earth. When Fire and Water interact *through* the continuum of Air, the result is sequentialized form -- the Earth Element. This is a VERY dynamic thing. Earth is the form that Water 'tends toward'. But Earth is not a separate thing -- it contains Fire, Air and Water -- it is *part of* the dynamic, alive Whole. It is the vessel of form which holds life.
We see the action of the Earth Element in EVERY *thing*.
My best to you,
:) Rawn Clark
January thru February, 2002