The Seven Astral Doors of Energy
Just as electricity flows into the bulb through a wire passage, so the Cosmic Force flows through the medulla into the spine and its seven centers. The spinal cord may be likened to a wire. In it are located these seven centers of light which are the subcenters for the conduction and distribution of life current throughout the body. The body is nothing but a condensation of this spinal energy. Just as invisible hydrogen and oxygen atoms can be condensed into visible vapor, water, and ice, so light can be transformed into body which is nothing but frozen energy. You must lose all fear of sickness and accidents; as your body is nothing but energy, it cannot be harmed. When you realize this you will be free.
The Cosmic Energy enters through the medulla to be stored in the brain, whence it descends into the seven centers, feeding the seven elements of which the body is composed. When these seven lights are withdrawn from the body in death, the body disintegrates.
In passing from the consciousness of the body to that of the Spirit, one experiences these seven sub-dynamic doors of energy fixed in the astral cerebrospinal axis. The soul must leave the physical, astral, and spiritual bodies through the seven astral doors in order to reach, and merge into, the Spirit. After it lifts its consciousness from the physical body, it must unlock, and pass through, the seven astral doors in the spine.
The astral body consists of different rates of vibration, manifesting themselves in different colors and voices, or sounds of many waters, or vibrating elements. This astral body of many lights and colors is spoken of as emanating from elements. These elements are: super-ether in the medulla, ether in the cervical plexus, air current in the dorsal plexus, fire current in the lumbar plexus, water current in the sacral plexus, and earth current in the coccygeal plexus.
The astral body, besides manifesting the individual specific sounds from the seven different centers, also manifests the one voice as the sound of many waters, including both macrocosmic and microcosmic physical and astral elements. The yogi can distinguish, by higher spiritual methods, the different sounds of the astral symphony, emanating from the plexuses, as follows: Medullary – Om astral symphony of all plexuses; Cervical – roar of ocean; Dorsal – long drawn-out bell; Lumbar – harp; Sacral – flute; Coccygeal – humming sound, like bumble bee. Also the yogi listens to the one Cosmic Voice or Sound of Om, emanating from many waters or elements, constituting the whole physical, astral, ideational macrocosmic and microcosmic universes. Hence, the sound of many waters spoken of by St. John, in the Bible, is composed of the specific astral sounds of the seven plexuses and the one Cosmic Sound of Om. Both kinds of sounds are intuitively heard by the yogi who has felt, or has had the vision of, the astral body.
Furthermore, the seven astral centers and their seven elements are manifested as seven stars of light. The seven elements, bliss-space (the super-fine medium in which bliss abides), super-ether (the fine semiconscious vibratory medium through which thoughts are transmitted), ether (the fine vibratory medium of energy), air, fire, water, and earth (of which the body is composed) are but the seven lotuses of life force or the seven frozen star-rayed currents.