The ancients described man as mind, body, and soul.

Psychologists of the twentieth century added the

subconscious to that deffinition. This produces a four-fold

classification. The universe is also divided into four

corresponding parts (‘worlds’), as shown below:


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spiritual world spiritual body (soul or kia) intuition

mental world mental body (conscious mind) rational


astral world astral body (subconscious) emotions

physical world physical body physical senses

The astral body (subconscious) is the intermediary

for intuition, magical and psychic phenomena, and is the

‘psychic link’ to the physical world. Most occult and

magical phenomena originate in the invisible, non-sensate,


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non-physical realm (ie. without physical senses). Each of

the four worlds interacts with the other worlds. Psychic

energy flows from the spiritual to mental to astral to

physical. The physical world is a projection (manifestation,

reflection, or shadow) of the higher worlds. Our center of

consciousness is generally within these higher worlds.

“We are”, to quote the rock music group the Police, “spirits

in the material world”.

There are many similar terms used by other occult

groups. For example, ‘astral light’ is another name for

astral world, although it may sometimes also refer to the

entire non-physical realm, as may ‘inner planes’ or ‘the

invisible world’. Planes are essentially the same as worlds.

Vehicles or sheaths are the same as bodies. Some groups

include an etheric or vital body between physical and

astral: it is mostly ‘physical’ with a little of the

lower ‘astral’ besides. And sometimes astral and mental

are each divided into two parts (upper and lower). The

‘causal body’ is the upper ‘mental’.

Crystal of the Day for May 11th is Bloodstone

Crystal of the Day

Chemical Composition: SiO2
Strengthens spiritual energy and can help one see into the past or future. It is said that if one inherits a Bloodstone it will give the help and support of its previous owner. Soothes in case of downfalls, against haemorrhoids, gingivitis, stomach and intestinal problems, urinary tract infections and nosebleeds, strengthens bladder. Promotes selflessness, stops bleeding, in case of ulcers, cleanses, promotes the discharge of waste emitted by liver, kidneys and spleen. Stimulates the oxygen supply, gives its wearer wisdom, idealism and compassion. In magic Bloodstone is worn to increase physical strength. Because of its colour it is used in money, wealth and business related spells. Keep a Bloodstone in your cash register to draw money to your business. Also you can carry it in your pocket or purse to attract wealth. Worn by women during their pregnancies to prevent miscarriage and later on to ease childbirth.