39. THE VARIOUS ENERGY BODIES
QUESTION: In our esoteric literature numerous bodies are listed,
ie, the physical, etheric, emotional, and astral. Is this the right number?
RA: To answer your query fully would be the work of many sessions such as this one, for the interrelationships of the various bodies and each body’s effects in various situations is an enormous study.
However, we shall begin by referring your minds back to the spectrum of true colors and the usage of this understanding in grasping the various densities of your octave.
We have the number seven repeated from the macrocosm to the microcosm in structure and experience. Therefore, it would only be expected that there would be seven basic bodies which we would perhaps be most lucid by stating as red-ray body, etc.
However… this will be confusing, for various teachers (may have) named a subtle body one thing and another find a different name. (B2, 114)
[Note: In other words, confusion can arise due to spiritual faiths such as Hinduism and Buddhism which may have differing names for the same energy bodies.]
I. THE RED-RAY BODY
RA: The red-ray is your chemical body. However, it is not the body which you have as clothing in the physical. It is the unconstructed material of the body, the elemental body without form. This basic unformed material body is important to understand for there are healings which may be carried out by the simple understanding of the elements present in the physical vehicle. (B2, 114)
[Note: Two such examples of this would be mineral supplementation and the use of magnetism for healing. It can also relate to far more subtle studies of how vibration affects various elements.]
II. THE ORANGE RAY BODY
RA: This is the physical body complex. It is still not the body you inhabit. but rather the body formed without self-awareness, the body in the womb before the spirit/mind complex enters. This body may live without the inhabitation of the mind and spirit complexes, but seldom does so. (B2, 114)
III. THE YELLOW RAY BODY
RA: (This) is your physical vehicle which you know of at this time and in which you experience catalyst.
IV. THE GREEN-RAY BODY
RA: This is a lighter body packed more densely with life. It is the body that is seen in séance when what you call ectoplasm is furnished. Some call it the astral body. Others have called it the etheric body, but this is not correct in the sense that the etheric body is that body of gateway wherein intelligent energy is able to mold the mind/body/spirit complex. (B2, 115)
V. THE BLUE-RAY BODY OR LIGHTBODY
RA: The light body or blue-ray body may be called the devachanic body. There are many other names for this body especially in your so-called Indian Sutras or writings, for there are those among these peoples which have explored these regions and understand the various types of devachanic bodies. There are many, many types of bodies in each density, much like your own. (B2, 115)
RA: There is always some difficulty in penetrating blue primary energy for it requires that which your people have in great paucity (i.e., scarcity); that is, honesty. Blue ray is the ray of free communication with self and with other-self . (B2, 121)
VI. THE INDIGO-RAY BODY
RA: This is what we choose to call the etheric body. It is the gateway body. You may only see this body as that of light as it may mold itself as it desires. (B2, 116)
RA: This is the first body that activates itself upon death. It is the “form-maker” (or what the Egyptians referred to as “Ka.”) This body remains until understanding has been gained by the mind/body/spirit complex. Then a body of another ray (e.g. green) is activated. (B2, 116)
RA: This indigo body, being intelligent energy, is able to offer the newly dead, as you would term it, a soul perspective and a place from which to view the experience most recently manifested. (B2, 117)
VII. THE VIOLET RAY BODY
RA: You may call this the Buddha body or that body which is complete. Within it lies a sense of wholeness which is extremely close to unity with all that there is. (B2, 115)
RA: This may be seen to be manifested by a sense of the consecrate or hallowed nature of everyday creations and activities. (B2, 121)