Mind - the principle of Thought - is embodied in the individual
person or entity as the capacity for thought and the formulation of concepts,
exists on many different levels. Here are some.
Philosophy, science, and rationalistic philosophies all derive their existence from the Physical Mind. There is very little intuition here (intuition pertains to the higher faculties), but well-developed reason.
The Physical Mind constitutes the lowest expression of the Spirit or Pure Intellect or Ideation; incarnate in matter, and reduced to a limited, sceptical, and self-defeating understanding of things. Although still within physical reality, because of its subtlety it experiences itself as seperate from the physical body; a disembodied spirit so to speak. Hence the mind-body Dualism of Descartes, summed up in the phrase, "I think, therefore I am."
As far as psychological typology goes, the person with a strong
Mental psyche is very much an "Intuitive-Thinking" type. If you have
a strong imagination and tend to live very much in the world of ideas,
or if you are attracted to the study of various esoteric teachings, or
are a creative and original thinker, you are an intuitive-thinking type.
In general, serious occultists and imaginative philosophers tend to be
And the following table shows one possible interpretation of various strata and octaves of mind and mental consciousness
|Higher Noeric Universe|
|Noeric Universe||ideation of physical||ideation of psychic||pure ideation||angelic/divine ideations|
|Psychic Universe||thoughtforms relating to/ determined by physical||pure psychic/ imaginal thoughtforms||spiritual thoughtforms||higher spiritual/ angelic/ divine thoughtforms|
|Etheric plane||lower mental body
|higher spiritual/divine mental bodies|
|mundane plane||physical somatic mind (body consciousness)||imaginative-intuitive somatic mind||spiritual-intuitive somatic mind||illumined somatic mind|
|chthonic plane||trivial mental subconscious (old mental associations etc)||imaginational mental subconscious||higher subconscious||illumined subconscious|
|spiritual octave||higher spiritual/ angelic/divine|
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