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Design in Astral Plane
The ancient wisdom asserts that the original life forms are created
in the astral plane. This should seem less radical and impossible
than it did at the time of the writing of the Secret Doctrine.
Today we can look at Kirlian photography that produces actual
photographs of some portion of the astral plane. We can note the
healing work of such professionals as Barbara Hand that deals
extensively with this aspect of the world.
Blavatsky explains that "ancestral types" are developed on this
astral plane and provide the starting point for physical evolution.
Those purely secondary causes of differentiation, grouped under
the head of sexual selection, natural selection, climate,
isolation, etc., etc., mislead the Western Evolutionist and
offer no real explanation whatever of the "whence" of the
"ancestral types" which served as the starting point for
physical development. The truth is that the differentiating
"causes" known to modern science only come into operation
after the physicalization of the primeval animal root-types
out of the astral. Darwinism only meets Evolution at its
midway point-that is to say when astral evolution has given
place to the play of the ordinary physical forces with which
our present senses acquaint us. (SDii648)
One other passage of hers has always struck me as sounding
particularly like a description of design work on the astral
plane. (Also note her reference to the "designers" in the next quote.)
In the creation of new species, departing sometimes very widely
from the Parent stock, as in the great variety of the genus
Felis-like the lynx, the tiger, the cat, etc.-it is the
"designers" who direct the new evolution by adding to, or
depriving the species of certain appendages, either needed
or becoming useless in the new environments. Thus, when we
say that Nature provides for every animal and plant, whether
large or small, we speak correctly. (SDii732)
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