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Effects of Impure Diet on Physical Life and Afterlife, and How to Avoid Them . by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 16 January 2016; revised on 6 May 2018

  • PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF IMPURE DIET AND DANGER OF IMPINGEMENT BY ASTRAL BEINGS
  • EFFECT OF IMPURE DIET AND SENSUALITY ON THE EARLY AFTERLIFE
  • ON PURIFYING THE ASTRAL BODY BEFORE PASSING ON
    • Pure Diet
    • Burning Off Impurities in the Astral Body with Sound Meditations
      • Aethos Sound Meditation by Tom Kenyon
      • Regenesis CD by Judy Satori
    • Kundalini Yoga for Tapa (Psychic Fire or Agni) to Burn Off Astral Impurities
      • Agni Tattva
      • Breath of Fire
      • Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa
        • Caution regarding the tendency to act out murder or suicidal intention (which indicated a first chakra blockage)
        • Caution regarding those who practice sexual deviations as a preferred manner of sexual expression (which indicates a second chakra blockage)

Dear Ones,

PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF IMPURE DIET AND DANGER OF IMPINGEMENT BY ASTRAL BEINGS

Eating meat, drinking alcohol, using recreational drugs, and using tobacco can cause a health imbalance when a person is also pursuing higher consciousness. As the person seeks higher consciousness, and attempts to refine his astral matter, the diet has the opposite effect of coarsening the astral matter. These two things … the pursuit of higher consciousness and the coarsening diet … are opposed to each other, and place the spirit and physical form in conflict. To me, they indicate imperfect purpose.

The below-referenced School of Theosophy text describes how meat, alcohol, recreational drugs, and nicotine clog and poison the body, and coarsen both the physical and the astral body.

This text also describes how the impure physical body is crowded round … even ‘shelled up’ or ‘encased’ by the elementaries … which are the astral form taken by depraved men who have passed on, and are now roaming about the astral plane … and by loathsome artificial elementals.

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … See “Chapter VII: Physical Life,” from page 64, third full paragraph, beginning “I. The Physical …” to page 65, first full paragraph, ending “.. the lower planes.”

I was particularly impressed by the description of how the astral form of a deceased drunkard intent on indulging in that vice, may partially thrust itself into the physical body of a drunk person who is in physical form, and whose own will no longer suffices to ward off such evil …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … See “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” page 127, first full paragraph, beginning “A confirmed drunkard …”

EFFECT OF IMPURE DIET AND SENSUALITY ON THE EARLY AFTERLIFE

In the same book, here is a description of how drunkenness and indulgence in sensuality during a person’s physical life affect the astral body after the person passes on. Apparently, the person’s cravings are greatly increased when the physical body is let go upon death. In the afterlife, his Awareness at first exists within the astral body … the desire body, as it is termed. Desires that had been nurtured and sated while in physical form are felt with greatest longing in the afterlife. In Kama-Loka, the ‘place of desire’, the newly passed on person feels naught but the burning thirst of desire, for which satiety is an impossible dream. Thus, on the astral plane, until the astral form of the deceased drunkard or sensualist is cleansed of the burning thirst of desire, the fires of hell are everywhere …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … See the passage in “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” from page 126, second full paragraph, beginning “A man, however, …” through the first paragraph on page 127, ending “a similar mistake.”

There is also a description of how smoking tobacco affects the astral body after a person passes on. Apparently, it creates a form of paralysis of the astral body, so that astral travel is, for a while, impossible after the Soul passes on …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, Theosophical Publishing House, Wheaton, IL. Copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … See “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” pages 127, last paragraph, beginning “The effect of …” and continuing on to page 128.

Here is a similar description, that I like very much, on this topic. This is from “A Textbook of Theosophy” by the Theosophist C. W. Leadbeater …

“The conditions of life after death are almost infinite in their variety, but they can be calculated without difficulty by any one who will take the trouble to understand the astral world and to consider the character of the person concerned. That character is not in the slightest degree changed by death; the man’s thoughts, emotions and desires are exactly the same as before. He is in every way the same man, minus his physical body; and his happiness or misery depends upon the extent to which this loss of the physical body affects him.

“If his longings have been such as need a physical body for their gratification, he is likely to suffer considerably. Such a craving manifests itself as a vibration in the astral body, and while we are still in this world most of its strength is employed in setting in motion the heavy physical particles. Desire is therefore a far greater force in the astral life than in the physical, and if the man has not been in the habit of controlling it, and if in this new life it cannot be satisfied, it may cause him great and long-continued trouble.

“Take as an illustration the extreme case of a drunkard or a sensualist. Here we have a lust which has been strong enough during physical life to overpower reason, common sense and all the feelings of decency and of family affection. After death the man finds himself in the astral world feeling the appetite perhaps a hundred times more strongly, yet absolutely unable to satisfy it because he has lost the physical body. Such a life is a very real hell—the only hell there is; yet no one is punishing him; he is reaping the perfectly natural result of his own action. Gradually as time passes this force of desire wears out, but only at the cost of terrible suffering for the man, because to him every day seems as a thousand years. He has no measure of time such as we have in the physical world. He can measure it only by his sensations. From a distortion of this fact has come the blasphemous idea of eternal damnation.

“Many other cases less extreme than this will readily suggest themselves, in which a hankering which cannot be fulfilled may prove itself a torture. A more ordinary case is that of a man who has no particular vices, such as drink or sensuality, but yet has been attached entirely to things of the physical world, and has lived a life devoted to business or to aimless social functions. For him the astral world is a place of weariness; the only thing for which he craves are no longer possible for him, for in the astral world there is no business to be done, and, though he may have as much companionship as he wishes, society is now for him a very different matter, because all the pretences upon which it is usually based in this world are no longer possible.

“These cases, however, are only the few, and for most people the state after death is much happier than life upon earth.” –from Link: “A Textbook of Theosophy,” by C. W. Leadbeater. (2004). Urbana, Illinois: Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 16 January 2016, from http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/12902 Chapter VI. After Death

ON PURIFYING THE ASTRAL BODY BEFORE PASSING ON

I can recommend several ways to attempt to purify the astral body, while still alive, of the effects of impure diet and excessive sensuality.

Pure Diet

The first way is, quite naturally, to form a habit of eating and drinking pure foods. I like especially this diet …

Link: “The Yogic Diet,” by Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) … https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/yogic-diet ..

Burning Off Astral Impurities in the Astral Body Using Sound

Aethos Sound Meditation by Tom Kenyon. I have had great success with this healing song by Tom Kenyon. I realize the purpose of the meditation is greater than this, but my own experience is that it does burn off astral impurities as well.

Here is an explanation of the meditation, that includes a link to the meditation near the end of the web page …

Link: “The Aethos Sound Meditation,” by Tom Kenyon … http://tomkenyon.com/the-aethos-sound-meditation ..

Regenesis CD by Judy Satori. I have also had great success with the soundtracks on this CD, which include three very brief songs to revitalize the subtle bodies on waking up, at midday, and before retiring for the evening. There is a fourth song to promote cellular restoration …

Link: “Beyond Healing Phase 1 Regenesis,” by Judy Satori … https://judysatori.com/ Search products for the word: Regenesis

Kundalini Yoga for Tapa (Psychic Fire or Agni) to Burn off Astral Impurities

Agni Tattva. Here is a description of Agni Tattva …

Link: “The Agni Tattva and the 3rd Chakra,” by Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) …  https://www.3ho.org/3ho-lifestyle/health-and-healing/agni-tattva-3rd-chakra ..

Breath of Fire. I suggest doing Breath of Fire to release the purifying fire for both physical and subtle bodies. It is best to do this breath during adulthood, and while in perfect health. It is best not done by young children, by people with blockages in the first or second chakra (see below), or by seniors. I say this because it is a very strong and purifying breath that ought to be respected for these qualities and used sensibly …

Link: “Breath of Fire (Agni Pran),” by Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) … https://www.3ho.org/files/pdfs/breath-of-fire.pdf ..

Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa. This Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa will purify the chakras, one by one, and raise the psychic purifying fire or agni …

Link: “Raja Yoga Meditation for Tapa,” by Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization (3HO) …  https://www.3ho.org/raja-yoga-meditation-tapa ..

Cautions: If you have a blockage of energy at the level of the first or second chakra that result in …

  • acting out murder or suicidal intention (which indicates a first chakra blockage)
  • or sexual deviations as a preferred manner of sexual expression (which indicates a second chakra blockage),

… then I feel it would be best to work with just the first chakra (in the case of murder or suicidal intentions), or with just the first and second chakras (in the case of sexual deviations) until those blockages clears.

Where there are blockages in the chakras, be gentle and patient with yourself; it may be that injuries of the human energy field that have taken place through many lifetimes are clearing. Or it could be that you have, in this lifetime or in past lifetimes, agreed to take on the aggregate karma of a group of suffering Souls. Above all, be patient with yourself, and be gentle in clearing your physical and subtle bodies.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Diet and the Astral Beings We Attract . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 20 July 2015; revised on 29 November 2018

  • ON REFINING OUR ASTRAL MATTER THROUGH DIET
  • ON AVOIDING CONSUMPTION OF ANIMAL FLESH, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO
  • USE OF DRUGS INTRODUCES US TO SOME UNPLEASANT ASTRAL ENTITIES
  • STORIES BY ALICE: HOW ASTRAL STORIES CHANGE WHEN I EAT CHICKEN
  • VEGETARIAN EATING PLAN

Dear Ones,

ON REFINING OUR ASTRAL MATTER THROUGH DIET

As you know, we humans are expanding from awareness of our physical bodies into awareness of our astral bodies, and of the astral world, as well. This is because the Incoming Light is allowing our awareness to ‘ascend’ … it is allowing us to become aware of ever finer frequencies of our energy bodies. Hence the term ‘Ascension’, often also termed ‘Christ consciousness’, ‘Buddhic consciousness’, the Great Awakening, or the Second Coming.

The coarseness or refinement of the energy of the astral body has a lot to do with the experiences we have as we expand into awareness of the astral plane. We can sculpt our astral experience through diet, emotions, and thoughts. In this way, we can choose whether our astral experience will be that of the hellworlds, the purgatory planes, or the heaven worlds.

ON AVOIDING CONSUMPTION OF ANIMAL FLESH, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO

Very specifically, doing the ‘wrong’ thing with regard to diet can degrade the astral experience. School of Theosophy compiler Arthur E. Powell singles out consumption of ‘flesh’ (all meats, not just beef), alcohol, and tobacco as causing ill health, and also causing us to find ourselves in the presence of some pretty gnarly astral beings. I refer you to …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book, page 66, beginning “Bodies fed on flesh …”) and ending “…while in physical bodies.” 

USE OF DRUGS INTRODUCES US TO SOME UNPLEASANT ASTRAL ENTITIES

In addition, Powell is against the use of opium, cocaine, tea, and coffee …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book, pp 66-7, the two paragraphs beginning “Nearly all drugs…”

He does not go into the use of today’s ‘recreational drugs’, simply because their use was not widespread in his time. In fact, I expect taht some of them did not exist in his time. However, I have seen, through clair vision, and heard, through clair hearing, that, without a doubt, use of today’s recreational drugs causes the same quite unpleasant astral visitors to gather round our aura as is the case with consumption of meat, tobacco and alcohol.

For more on diet and the astral beings we attract, I refer you to …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book, Chapter VIII: The Physical Life, from the beginning of page 64 through the first paragraph of page 66 (which ends “…is always an evil”).

STORIES BY ALICE: HOW ASTRAL STORIES CHANGE WHEN I EAT CHICKEN

It is only human nature to go on with the dietary habits we are used to, and to dismiss information such as that below as fanciful. I thought I would include it here, though, in case the reader begins to experience … as have I … inexplicable, unpleasant astral phenomena. Case in point …

This morning, I had a slice of chicken for breakfast. Big mistake! Right away I heard all kinds of astral chatter about killing folks, threats to life, and so on.

Apparently this was the astral critter ‘come hither’ occasioned by consumption of ‘flesh’ … which, after all, has recently been killed, and so carries within it what might be termed ‘the threat of death’. In short, by eating the chicken I attracted some very unpleasant little ‘death threat’ astral entities.

VEGETARIAN EATING PLAN

So then this evening, I had a protein drink, and felt the astral world around me become immediately and blessedly silent. It was miraculous!

So I can say from experience, unlikely … no, unheard of as it may seem: Diet apparently does sort out the astral entities!

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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Afterlife: Astral Plane . by the Theosophists, with comments by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 7 July 2015
Previously titled: Afterlife: Astral Plane … by the Theosophists

Dear Ones,

The below-referenced account of the astral plane encountered in the afterlife is useful in an Ascension context, because we are experiencing the same terrain while in physical form. Further, the same lessons can be learned from it as might be learned by a human being who is ‘in the know’ after passing from physical form.

And, the same navigational caveats and goals apply as we get to know the astral plane while in physical form. We are passing from the lower to the higher astral planes now, and it is good to know the how and wherefore of it.

The account is from Arthur E. Powell’s book “The Astral Body and Other Phenomena.” To preserve their copyright I must provide the reference rather than including the quotation. I hope this will not deter the reader from looking up the passage …

Citation: “The Astral Body and Other Astral Phenomena,” compiled by Arthur E. Powell, published 1927, Quest Book edition 1973, copyright The Theosophical Publishing House, London, Ltd. 1965 … “Chapter XIV: The After-Death Life: Particulars,” page 125, second full paragraph (beginning “It is of …”) through the fourth full paragraph on page 129 (ending “… impose upon himself”).

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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