SPINAL GAS

CHAPTER IV

THE SPINAL GAS

According to the Rosicrucian teachings the blood is a gas and not a liquid as affirmed by science. When the spinal column is observed by one with the spiritual sight developed, the spinal gas appears like a thin stream of light, the color of which differs according to the temperament and morals of the man. In the sensual man this spinal fire is a dull brick red, intermingled with a slight coloring of blue. As his aspirations rise and his love for others is awakened, this color becomes clearer, and the blue light with a slight coloring of pink is drawn upward. When one observes the spinal gas of the spiritually awakened man, who has purified his mind and body by high ideals and by a life of service, especially if observed while he is in meditation or prayer, there is seen a most wonderful sight. The spinal fire is of a most ethereal blue which is difficult to describe; the nearest color to it would be that of a blue gas flame with the softest tint of pink and yellow playing through it. From the lower part of the sacral to the upper part of the lumbar region the colors are still slightly clouded with red, but as the spinal gas rises upward, it becomes purer and more transparent. This spinal fire during meditation and prayer becomes more active, coursing more swiftly through the spine, and as it touches the spinal nerves, it emits a tiny spark at the beginning of each until it reaches the medulla oblongata, which seems to act as a transformer or separating station, where the color makes a change, the darker or murky colors again descending while the lighter and purified gas is drawn upward.

There is a sieve-like enclosure at the lower end of the fourth ventricle, which is connected with the medulla oblongata. In the latter this gas seemingly goes through a purifying process; thence it passes through the fourth ventricle into the third, where it passes through a golden furnace-like glow. It is then absorbed by the pineal gland.

The color of this flame, however, is different in an adult who is earthly, filled with passions and desires, whose body is fed on the flesh of slaughtered animals, and which is steeped in tobacco, liquor, et cetera. This man’s spinal gas is of a murky rose color and has a tendency to cling to the lower part of the spinal column. It is with considerable effort that such a man may draw some of this gas to the brain for use in mental work; and its color is not the clear blue of that of the man with high aspirations.

The pineal gland of the sensual man who dissipates his vital fluids is very small, while in the child and the adult who lives a chaste life this organ is large.

Water when brought to a certain heat is turned into steam and may evaporate into the air, leaving a tiny residue of crystallized sediment in the kettle. Conversely, the blood while in the body is a gas, but when it comes in contact with the air, it condenses and becomes a liquid. Now how is it possible under similar conditions for science to investigate with its material instruments and clearly understand the functions of two such vital organs as the pineal gland and the pituitary body, whose inaccessibility makes it almost impossible to remove them without changing their shape?

When the man with the developed faculty of spiritual sight, however, investigates their physiological functions, he does not need to remove the organs but turns his X-ray sight upon them and observes their action.

SPIRITUAL OBSERVATION

The writer has been privileged while under the direction of the Teacher to watch these two higher ductless glands in action. The time and opportunity were ideally prepared, and a living person was the subject. Both organs were much enlarged which gave marvelous clearness to our observations.

Let us observe this subject, a woman in spiritual meditation, one who has been living a pure and chaste life with high aspirations, and whose food for years has consisted of fruit, vegetables, and cereals. The pituitary body, through which these aspirations are first registered, is much enlarged. The posterior lobe is turned backward with its funnel shaped neck enlarged with a mouth opening at the end. From this open mouth exudes gas of a soft rose color, slightly intermingled with yellow and blue of the pale shades. The spinal column is filled with a pale blue ether, intermingled with soft pink and yellow. After this gas leaves the medulla oblongata and enters the pineal gland, it is of a wonderful blue color such as one sees clinging to the mountains after sundown. The pineal gland is enlarged with the point of the cone leaning forward toward the pituitary body. The tiny appendage of skin at the end of the former, which was mentioned in a previous chapter, is elongated and emits a small flame similar to the blue flame of a gas jet. These two organs vibrate at a most rapid rate and lean toward each other over the third ventricle. This ventricle is an oblong cavity lying between the optic thalami. When the life of the aspirant has been pure, the ventricle appears to the occultist like a tiny furnace with a golden glow. From this the vitality of the body is drawn.

The pineal gland as already stated, has the appearance of a tiny male organ, while the pituitary body with its open mouth is similar to the female organ. So we may see that science, which is trying to prove that these organs are directly connected with the functions of the brain and the generative organs, is right. They have direct influence upon man from the two ends of the spinal cord, for does not the sex pervert in time become a degenerate?

Conservation of the vital fluids and a chaste life strengthen the brain, and these two ductless glands become enlarged, but in the sensualist they atrophy. Science is correct in its assertion that these organs are larger in children and women than in men, even men who live a pure life.