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Re: Theos-World Abstract thinking

Nov 09, 2000 08:11 AM
by Eugene Carpenter


A very good point. What is the abstract mind? I'm relying on the
theosophical model, and I'm refering to the first three planes of the
manasic plane from the top down. They would be the abstract thoughts
concerning the three planes of sensory-motor data of the last three planes
of manas, from the top down. They would be the abstractions of the
practical thoughts about physical world solids, liquids and gases, the three
states of microcosmic matter. They would also be concerned with the
physical, emotional and lower mental worlds or states of consciousness or
the macrocosmic "solids, liquids, and gases". They, most relevant to my
attempt to understand, would be those three planes wherein one might best
understand the transcendental planes of Logoic, Monadic, higher Atmic as
they, themselves are the transcendental planes of the manasic plane.

To focus and simplify: It is proposed that the abstract mind consists of
the three upper subplanes of the manasic plane and correspond to and
resonant with Logoic, Monadic, Higher Atmic subplanes(of the Cosmic Physical
Plane) and the first three ethers of our physical plane. These abstract
planes are reflected in the solid, liquid and gaseous matter of our physical
plane and are reflected in the three subplanes of cosmic matter(our physical
plane, our emotional plane, our lower mental plane).

I wish to understand the abstract mind and it's function and if and why some
human's can think abstractly but do not.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bart Lidofsky" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 8:53 PM
Subject: Re: Theos-World Abstract thinking

> Eugene Carpenter wrote:
> > The statement is in the form of a generalization. No statement as to
> > whether any particular individual can or can not think abstractlt can be
> > made with certainty.
> >
> > Probably most, if not all non-human animals can not think abstractly.
> I think there might be a misunderstanding; I am not sure exactly what
> you mean by "abstract thinking".
> Bart Lidofsky

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