The most dense of the four lower bodies of man, corresponding to the earth element and the fourth quadrant of Matter; the body that is the vehicle for the soul’s sojourn on earth and the focus for the crystallization in form of the energies of the etheric, mental, and emotional bodies.
The physical body is the focus of integration for the evolving soul, which must gain its freedom and self-mastery in the physical octave. The etheric chakras, the seven major with the eighth, are anchored in the three lower bodies; these—including the threefold flame in the secret chamber of the heart and the seed atom as well as the Kundalini (the life-force) at the base-of-the-spine chakra—are the centers for the spiritual fire and the interchange of the higher and lower energies for the purpose of spiritualization, transmutation and the emission of light, or the Christ consciousness, to the planetary body.
While each of the four lower bodies has many levels of awareness (conscious, subconscious, and superconscious), “the form of the fourth is like the Son of God,” as the astonished Nebuchadnezzar observed. The etheric body, most like the Christ Self, is mirrored in the physical. But the image is not always clear, as it is troubled and murky with the record and karma of the mental and feeling (astral) bodies. These intercept the pure polarity of the fire and earth elements held naturally between the etheric blueprint and the physical form.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation.
Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lost Teachings on Your Higher Self.
- Dan. 3:25