IV. OVERVIEW OF 3RD THROUGH 7TH DENSITIES
RA: The 3rd density being, having the potential for complete self-awareness, thus has the potential for minimum activation of all energy centers. The 4th, 5th, and 6th densities are those refining the higher energy centers. The 7th density is a density of completion and turning towards timelessness or foreverness. (B2, S41, 89)
RA: THE INTENSITY OF 4TH DENSITY IS THAT OF THE REFINING OF THE ROUGH-HEWN SCULPTURE. HOWEVER, IN THE 3RD DENSITY THE STATUE IS FORGED IN THE FIRE.
This is a type of intensity which is not the property of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th densities. (B4, S29, 20)
RA: In the 4th and 5th densities the positive polarity functions without any need of the negative polarity and vice versa. It is to be noted that in attempting to sway 3rd density entities in choosing polarity there evolves a good bit of interaction between the two polarities.
In 6th density, the density of unity, the 2 paths must take in each other. This is not difficult for the positive polarity which sends light/love to all otherselves. For the service-to self polarized entities it is difficult enough that at some point the negative polarity must be abandoned. (B4, S31, 31)
V. THE 3RD DENSITY OUTER PLANET ENTITIES= HUMAN BEINGS
[Wilcock note: Here, Dr. Childers originally included whales and dolphins as being third-density beings but this idea is not supported by any quote from Ra. As we see in excerpts below, our entire galaxy chose the “erect bipedal form with opposable thumbs” as the vehicle for all 3rd-density consciousnesses to use.]
A. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE 3RD DENSITY?
RA: The purpose of incarnation in 3rd density is to learn the ways of love. (B4, S82, 67)
B. HOW LONG DOES 3RD DENSITY LAST?
QUESTION: The 3rd density is, comparatively speaking, the twinkling of an eye, the snap of a finger in time compared to the others. Why is it so short compared to 1st and 2nd density?
RA: The 3rd density is a choice. The prelude to choice must encompass the laying of the foundation, the establishment of the illusion and the viability of that which can be made spiritually viable.
The remainder of the densities is continuous refining of the choice. The choice is, as you put it, the work of a moment but is the axis upon which the creation turns. (B4, S76, 13-14)
RA: We are aware of creations in which 3rd density is lengthier to give a variant experience of the Creator. This creation is somewhat more condensed by its Logos than some other logoi have chosen. This creation is seen by us to be quite vivid. (B4, S76, 14)
C. WHAT IS THE REQUIREMENT FOR BEING IN 3RD DENSITY?
QUESTION: What is needed to be in 3rd density?
RA: There is one necessity for 3rd density, namely, self-awareness or self-consciousness. The body must be capable of abstract thought. The fundamental necessity is the combination of rational and intuitive thinking. (B1, S19, 179)
D. THE 3RD DENSITY HAS MORE CATALYSTS
RA: Consider a 2nd density entity, the tree for instance. It is self-sufficient. Consider a 3rd density entity. The weakening of its physical vehicle, or body, was designed to distort entities towards a predisposition to deal with each other. Thus, the lessons which approach a knowing of love can be begin.
The quickest way to learn is to deal with other-selves. This is a much greater catalyst than dealing with the self. Dealing with the self without otherselves is akin to living without mirrors. Then the self cannot see the fruits of its beingness. (B1, S19, 180)
E. CHANGES IN CONSCIOUSNESS IN 3RD DENSITY ARE GREATER THAN IN 4TH OR 5TH
RA: There is very little work in consciousness in 4th and in 5th densities compared to the work done in 3rd density. (B2, S48, 119)
VI. 3RD DENSITY INNER PLANES = THE ASTRAL AND DEVACHANIC PLANES
A. THE ASTRAL AND DEVACHANIC PLANES
QUESTION: How many levels do we have then in the 3rd density at this time?
RA: The 3rd density has an infinite number of levels. [Note: Elsewhere Ra explains that there are infinite octaves within octaves for every level of density.]
QUESTION: I’ve read that there are 7 astral planes and 7 devachanic levels. Is this correct?
RA: You speak of some of the more large distinctions in levels in your inner planes. That is correct. (B1, S17, 168)
QUESTION: Who inhabits the astral and devachanic planes? (B1, S17, 168)
RA: The astral planes vary from thought-forms in the lower extremities to enlightened beings who become dedicated to teaching and learning in the higher astral planes. In the devachanic planes are those even more close to the primal distortions of love/light.
Beyond these planes there are others. The invisible, or inner, 3rd density planes are inhabited by those who do not have body complexes such as yours; they do not collect about their spirit/mind complexes a chemical body. In the upper levels, desire to communicate knowledge back down to the outer planes of existence becomes less due to the intensive learn/teaching which occurs on these levels.