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AFTER-LIFE EXISTENCE - AN OCCULT ANALYSIS

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1.  INTRODUCTION

PART I: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF ESOTERIC TEACHINGS REGARDING THE AFTER-LIFE


2.  THE EGYPTIAN AFTER-LIFE - MULTIPLE SOULS AND MUL-TIPLE AFTER-LIVES
2-i The Great Egyptian civilisation
2-ii The Egyptian After-life metaphysics - a study in obscurity
2-iii The Egyptian souls - an interpretation

3.  THE MIDDLE EASTERN AND MEDITERRANEAN AFTER-LIFE - THE CESSATION OF THE PERSONALITY WITH BODILY DEATH
3-i Homeric Pessimism
3-ii The conception of the Soul as Breath
3-iii Man - a holistic being dependent on the physical body
3-iv Origin of the belief in Resurrection

4.  THE HELLENISTIC (LATER MEDITERRANEAN) AFTER-LIFE - THE ASCENT OF THE SOUL THROUGH THE CELESTIAL SPHERES
4-i The Hellenistic-Roman Era
4-ii Chaldean-Platonic Cosmology
4-iii The concept of many levels of self

5.  THE CHINESE AFTER-LIFE - YIN AND YANG SOULS; AND THE DISINTEGRATION OF THE EMBODIED PERSONALITY
5-i Taoism - a problem in definition
5-ii The Taoist conception of post-mortem Personality fragmentation
5-iii Taoist efforts for personality immor-tality

6.  THE TIBETAN AFTERLIFE - THE "BARDO" OR INTER-MEDIATE STATE
6-i The Bardo Thodel - the "Tibetan Book of the Dead"
6-ii Tibetan and Hellenistic conceptions - contrasts

7.  THE KABBALISTIC AFTER-LIFE - THE THREE SOULS
7-i Kabbalah - The Judeaic esoteric tradi-tion
7-ii The "Lower", "middle", and "Higher" Self

8.  CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUALISM AND THEOSOPHY - THE ASTRAL PLANE
8-i Spiritualism
8-ii H.  P.  Blavatsky and Theosophy
8-iii Blavatsky's critique of Spiritualism - the "Astral Shell"
8-iv The Theosophy of Blavatsky's successors
8-v Rudolph Steiner
8-vi Mirra Alfassa

PART II: THE PSYCHODYNAMICS OF AFTER-LIFE EXISTENCE

9.  THE LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS OR SELF
9-i The multiplicity of "I"'s
9-ii The idea of many souls
9-iii The gradational cosmos and the gradational self
9-iv Levels of self

10.  THE FORMATIVE AND CH'I BODIES
12-i The Formative Matrix and Ch'i Body
12-ii The Disintigration of the Ch'i body in Cemetaries

10.  THE PHYSICAL SOUL AND THE PSYCHIC WORLDS
10-i The Psychic worlds
10-ii Two accounts of the Physical soul - The Egyp-tian Ka and the Kabbalistic nefesh
10-iii The Development of the Physical Soul

16.  THE NEGATIVE NDE EXPERIENCE
16-i The Experience of "Hell"
16-ii Some Possible Explanations Considered
16-iii Fundamentalist Fallacies
16-iv A Buddhist Experience
16-v Mirra's Explanation of "Hell"
16-vi A Case of Post-Mortem Salvation
16-vii The Various "Souls" (or Levels of Self) and their Respective Fates

13.  THE KA OR DOUBLE
13-i The Ka as Depicted by the Egyptians
13-ii The Ka in the Tomb
13-iii The Ka and Food
13-iv Mahikari - A Modern Religion that teaches Ka- Worship
13-v The Ka and Statue Incarnation
13-vi The Fate of the Ka when Not Maintained
13-vii Judeo-Christianity - A Kaic Religion

18.  THE BHUTA OR NEFESH-REMNANT
18-i The Nefesh or "Lower Self"
18-ii Spiritualisation and the "Lower Astral"
18-iii The Bhuta and other Lower Desire Rem-nants
18-iv The Ignorance of Materialism
18-v Bhutaclasts - Psychic Bugs

15.  THE POSITIVE NDE EXPERIENCE
15-i Modern Accounts of the Near Death Experience - Separation from the Physical Body
15-ii Parallels in Spiritual and Occult Literature
15-iii A Common Criticism and its Refutation
15-iv The Tibetan Account of the Separation from the Body.
15-v The Tibetan Account

14.  THE BA - THE ASTRAL SOUL
14-i The Ba level of Being
14-i The Egyptian Concept of the Ba
14-i The Ba as Bird
14-i The Ba as Astral Body

17.  LIFE ON THE ASTRAL PLANE
17-i Ba-s on the Astral Plane

11.  THE PSYCHIC WORLD - A COMPARATIVE DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT

11-i The "Intermediate Zone"
11-ii Jung - the misinterpreted genius
11-iii The Jungian conception of the raw unconscious
11-iv Steiner - the danger of being dismembered by the astral world
11-v Jung and Steiner - Differeneces in Perspective
11-vi Mirra and the "Vital World"
11-vii The Bardo Thodel: the hallucinatory after- death stage
11-viii The psychedelic drug experience
11-ix Summing up

19.  THE LOWER OR NEFESH HEAVENS
19-i The Nefesh Heavens
19-ii The Hare Krishna Heavens
19-iii The Thought-Form
19-iv The Hare Krishna Ba-World - An Occult Description
19-v The Ultimate Fate of the Nefesh/Ba

20.  THE INITIATORY ASCENT
20-i Protected Passages
20-ii The Ascent
20-iii The Ascent through the Zones
20-iv Dangers of the Bardo
20-v Shen Communications

21.  MELDINGS AND DAIMONS
21-i Melding and Non-human Entities
21-ii Native Entities of the Subtle Worlds
21-iii Lower and Higher Meldings
21-iv Channeling

22.  THE HIGHER SELF
22-i The Meeting with One's Higher Self
22-ii The Higher Self or Divine Soul
22-iii The Question of the Physical Soul and the Higher Self in Christianity and Bud-dhism
22-iv The Separation of the Higher Self from the Body and Personality
22-v The Reincarnation of the Higher Self
22-vi The Reincarnation of Creative Faculties

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