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|Esoteric Healing - Chapter VIII - The Laws and Rules Enumerated and Applied|
One of the interesting factors which students should note is the doctrine of intermediaries which is to be found  in such rich abundance and is regarded as of such vital importance in all occult teaching. It has been emphasized (though erroneously interpreted) in the Christian teaching anent the Christ; Christianity has presented Him as acting as the intermediary between an angry God and a pitiful and ignorant humanity. Such was by no means the intent of His coming or of His work, but into the real meaning I need not enter here. I have dealt with this theme elsewhere in connection with the New World Religion. (The Problems of Humanity, Chapter VI; The Reappearance of the Christ, Chapter V.) It has been taught also in the esoteric presentation (and this is closely allied with the Christian doctrines) that the soul is the intermediary between the monad and the personality; the same idea is also found in many other religious presentations, i.e., the Buddha is shown as the intermediary between Shamballa and the Hierarchy, acting in this capacity once a year; the Hierarchy itself is the intermediary between Shamballa and Humanity; the etheric plane (and by this I mean the cosmic, planetary and individual etheric vehicles) is the intermediary between the higher planes and the dense physical body. The whole system of occult or esoteric revelation is based on this wonderful doctrine of interdependence, of a planned and arranged conscious linking, and of the transmission of energy from one aspect of divine manifestation to another; everywhere and through everything is circulation, transmission, and modes of passing energy from one form to another form, and always through an appropriate mechanism. This is true in the involutionary sense, in the evolutionary sense, and in a spiritual sense also; this latter is slightly different to the other two, as all initiates of the higher degrees know well. An entire thesis upon transmitting agencies could be written, and it would include, finally, the doctrine of Avatars. An Avatar is one  who has a peculiar facility or capacity (besides a self-initiated task and a preordained destiny) to work with energies, transmitted via the etheric body of a planet or of the solar system; this, however, is a deep mystery. It was demonstrated in a peculiar manner, and in relation to cosmic energy, by the Christ Who, for the first time in planetary history, transmitted the cosmic energy of love directly to the physical plane of our planet, and also in a peculiar manner to the fourth kingdom in nature, the human. This should indicate to you that though the love energy is the second aspect of divinity, the Christ embodied and transmitted four qualities of this aspect to humanity, and consequently to the other kingdoms in nature - the only four which humanity could absorb. Only one of these four is as yet beginning to express itself - the quality of goodwill. The other three will later be revealed, and one is related in a peculiar sense to the healing quality of love. According to The New Testament, this quality was called by the Christ "virtue" (a somewhat inaccurate translation of the word originally used); Christ employed it when healing force had been taken from Him and He said "virtue has gone out of me."
I have called this to your attention because this truth is directly related to this seventh law. We have seen, in connection with all the healing processes, that the dense physical body is regarded esoterically as simply an automaton; it is only a recipient of transmitted energies. We have seen that the etheric body in or "substanding" every form is itself a structure for the transmission of energies coming from some source or another - the source being primarily the point where the life within the form lays its basic emphasis. For the average human being, this is usually the astral body, from which astral or emotional energy emanates and finds anchorage, prior to transmission into the  etheric body. There will be, however, in the majority of cases, a greater or less admixture of mental energy. Later, soul energy, reinforced (if I may use such a word) by the purified mind and transmitted through the personality, will condition the etheric body and control, consequently, the activities of the physical vehicle.
This law brings to our attention the fact that the dense physical body, under the impact of subjective energies, in its turn produces a "structure for transmission" and automatically repeats the activity of the etheric body. It creates (in response to the inflow of energies from the etheric body, via the seven major centers) a dense physical interlocking structure, to which we have given the name "the endocrine glandular system." These glands - in their turn and in response to the inflowing energy from the etheric body - produce a secretion which is called a secretion of hormones, and this the glands transmit directly into the blood stream.
It is not my intention to be over-technical in my consideration of this subject; I write for the lay reader, and not for the medical profession, who are frank to admit how little they know, as yet, anent this subject. The medical research worker knows little anent the relation of the endocrine glands to the blood and to the total physiology of the human being; he knows little anent the relation of the various glands to each other; these constitute an interlocking directorate of vital importance, linked and united, animated and directed by the seven etheric centers. This is a factor naturally overlooked by the orthodox scientist in this field, and until he recognizes that which produces the endocrine glands he will remain totally at sea as to cause and true results. The glands are direct precipitations of the seven types of energy flowing through the seven etheric centers. They control all the areas of the body. In their creation  you have a definite expression of the radiatory and the magnetic activity of all energies, for they are produced by radiation from the seven centers, but their effect - individual and combined - is magnetic. The radiation abstracts dense physical atoms and focuses them in the correct area in the physical body, so that they can act as distributors into the blood stream, and therefore into the dense physical body, of one aspect of the inflowing energy. I would have you note that only one aspect of the energy is thus distributed - that which corresponds to the third aspect of active intelligent substance; the other two latent aspects are distributed as pure energy, affecting areas but not affecting any localized focal point. A gland is such a localized focal point.
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