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Esoteric Healing - Chapter IV - The Basic Requirements for Healing
A Treatise on Cosmic Fire:

The Law of Sacrifice and Death is the controlling factor on the physical plane. The destruction of the form, in order that the evolving life may progress, is one of the fundamental methods in evolution.
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a. The Law of Disintegration is an aspect of the Law of Death. This is the law that governs the destruction of the form in order that the indwelling life may shine forth in fullness...This law breaks up the forms and the Law of Attraction draws back to primal sources the material of those forms.
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b. The Law of Death controls in the three worlds.
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c. The Law of Sacrifice is the Law of Death in the subtle bodies, whilst what we call death is the analogous thing in the physical body.
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d. The Law of Death and Sacrifice governs the gradual disintegration of concrete forms and their sacrifice to the evolving life...
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e. When all the units or cells in the body of the planetary Logos have achieved, He too is set free from dense manifestation and physically dies.
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The process of Death is occultly as follows:

a. The first stage is the withdrawal of the life force in the etheric vehicle from the dense physical body and the consequent "falling into corruption" and becoming "scattered to the elements." Objective man fades out and is no more seen by the physical eye, though still in his etheric body. When etheric vision is developed, the thought of death will assume very different proportions. When a man can be seen functioning in his etheric physical body by a majority of the race, the dropping of the dense body will be considered just as a release.
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b. The second stage is the withdrawal of the life force from the etheric body, and its devitalization...
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c. The third stage is the withdrawal of the life force from the astral or emotional form so that it disintegrates in a similar manner and the life is centralized elsewhere. It has gained an increase of vitality [415] through physical plane existence and added color through emotional experience.
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d. The final stage for the human being is its withdrawal from the mental vehicle. The life forces after this fourfold abstraction are centralized entirely in the soul...
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The Law of Attraction breaks up the forms and draws back to primal sources the material of those forms, prior to rebuilding them anew. On the path of evolution the effects of this law are well-known, not only in the destruction of discarded vehicles, but in the breaking up of the forms in which great ideals are embodied...All eventually break under the working of this law.
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Its workings are more apparent to the average human mind in its manifestations at this time on the physical plane. We can trace the connection between the atmic (spiritual) and the physical plane - demonstrating on the lower plane as the Law of Sacrifice and Death - but its effect can be seen on all five planes as well. It is the law which destroys the final sheath that separates the perfected soul.
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When the "will to live" vanishes, then the "Sons of Necessity" cease from objective manifestation...When the Thinker on his own plane withdraws his attention from his little system within the three worlds and gathers within himself all his forces, then physical plane existence comes to an end and all returns within the causal consciousness...This demonstrates on the physical plane in the withdrawing from out of the top of the head of the radiant etheric body and the consequent disintegration of the [416] physical. The framework goes and the dense physical form falls apart.
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a. The etheric body is in reality a network of fine channels which are the component parts of one interlacing fine cord - one portion of this cord being the magnetic link which unites the physical and the astral bodies and which is snapped or broken after the withdrawal of the etheric body from the dense physical body at the time of death. (See Ecc: XII.6.)
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b. Later "definite methods of demonstrating the fact that life persists after the death of the physical body will be followed and the etheric web will be recognized as a factor in the case."
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A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. I:

Death is "initiation, or the entering into a state of liberation."
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