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Spiritual Inquiries: 2. The Physical and the Spiritual Atom (Part 1 of 2)

Nov 11, 2005 10:19 PM
by saidevo

We move on from vibration of particles to the atom. 

Knowing the atom is important because, the kind of miracles known 
as materialization and dematerialization are done by yogis and 
occultists using atoms.

There are two forms of the atom: physical and spiritual. While we 
know that the physical atom as the ultimate building block of this 
physical world, many of us are not aware of the spiritual atom that 
creates matter in the higher spiritual worlds.

Is there matter on the higher planes of nature? How is it created?
Who creates them? Let us explore...

What if we can see the air we inhale and exhale during breathing?

We can then see the air molecules rushing in a stream out of our 
nostrils (much like the puffs of smoke breathed out by smokers). 
These molecules would collide, change direction, aggregate into 
shapes that vibrate and rotate, travel away from us, before they 
finally shed their shapes and merge with their source.

When we inhale, we would suck in some of the shapes created when we 
breathed out. These shapes will dissolve inside us.

It would be fun, watching the air we breathe in and out. It would 
then be a matter of using our mind to train the breathing and get 
the shapes we want!

This means that we are able to aggregate molecules and create 
shapes. Just by breathing. These shapes are, of course, not stable.

More stable are the smoke rings that an experienced smoker emits 
when he puffs out smoke. We have seen these rings raise in the air, 
wobble, move away, and finally get lost.

The smoker uses his mind (and perhaps will power) to control and 
create a shape out of the white smoke he breathes out. He can make 
the shapes persist for a longer time, but has no control over their 

So we know that using our mind, we can create shapes, aggregating 
matter, and make them persist, albeit for short times.

A child creates soap bubbles, colorful, dazzling, and more stable 
than the smoke rings. It is a world of fun and delight for the child 
-- observing, pursuing and breaking up the soap bubbles.

These are some examples of creating shapes by thought, using our 
physical sense organs to aggregate physical matter. We may or may 
not be able to see the shapes we create, but that does not in any 
way diminish our ability to create shapes by thought.

These examples illustrate the link between a thought and its 
materialization. What is not possible for ordinary human beings is 
the contemplated dematerialization of the shapes created using 
thoughts. Destruction of physical shapes created by thought is done 
using physical means.

Evidences of the great Truths are strewn all around us. In things 
and events that pass by our everyday life. If only we care to look 
around and think over...

The Atom, the Anu and the ParamAnu 
Even today, Science says that the atom is the fundamental building 
block of physical matter.

Science, of course, talks about sub-atomic particles. But the term 
sub-atomic indicates that Science considers these particles to be 
part of an atom, with no independent roles in building matter.

In 1808, John Dalton, an English schoolmaster, postulated a theory 
known as Dalton's Atomic Theory. According to this theory:

 An atom is the fundamental, indivisible and uncreatable particle 
of all matter.
 Compound substances are formed by the aggregation of atoms.
 Atoms are solid, uniform in properties, and homogeneous.

This theory had to be abandoned by the end of the 19th century, when 
the electron was discovered.

The discovery of electrons disproved the concept that the atom was 
indivisible. The electron comes out of the atom, so it must be a 
sub-atomic particle. Later discoveries led to two more sub-atomic 
particles: the proton, and the neutron.

The atomic model established by these discoveries has a nucleus, 
comprising protons and neutrons which have identical masses, and 
electrons, which are of negligible mass, moving in orbits around the 
nucleus. The protons and electrons have identical, opposite charges. 
The neutrons have no charge.

Electrons in orbit around a nucleus. As above, so below. The 
Hermetic axiom. An endless, fractal-like repetition of creation, up 
to the tiniest atom. 

Like the kolam designs on the floor that the Hindu women draw with 
flour -- digital, elaborate, repetitive, and identical on all sides. 
The Hermetic axiom inheres in the Hindu psyche...

Further experiments led to the discovery of quarks inside the 
protons and neutrons. The nucleus of the current atomic model has 
three quarks inside a proton, and three inside a neutron.

Hindu Scriptures --and Theosophy-- talk about Anu and the ParamAnu 
as the building blocks of matter in all the seven planes of nature. 
This Anu is not the same as the scientific atom.

To break the suspense...

The Anu is a sub-atomic particle inside a quark! 
Each quark has three numbers of Anu.

This amazing discovery was made by the theosophists Annie Besant and 
C.W. Leadbeater, who set out to verify the knowledge revealed in 
Hindu Scriptures, using the yogic techniques of Patanjali, and the 
anima siddhi they acquired thereby.

Annie Besant and Leadbeater discovered that the proton and neutron, 
considered indivisible by the then existing theories of Science, 
housed three particles each. They called them triads or triplets. 
Science later named them quarks, when their existence was 
scientifically verified, after 70 years.

Annie Besant and Leadbeater further discovered that the triads were 
not indivisible, but contained three numbers of Anu each. They also 
postulated that the Anu was the final, indivisible form of physical 

They examined most of the elements for the structure of their atoms 
and published their findings in a book. This book, titled Occult 
Chemistry, was published by the Theosophical Publishing House, 
Adyar, Chennai, and Wheaton, IL, USA, in 1908. The Occult Chemistry 
work engaged these two people for nearly 40 years.

Science took 70 years to confirm the existence of quarks, after they 
were theosophically discovered in 1908. Science is yet to find out 
the Anu.

The Anu is thus the Ultimate Physical Atom (UPA) of the physical 
world and is indivisible. Any attempt to divide it will result in 
the Anu vanishing completely from the physical world!

The ParamAnu is the ultimate building particle of all the planes of 
nature and the universe. It is the ultimate spiritual atom. 
Surprisingly, it is just a bubble of emptiness floating on the 
primordial matter, the Mulaprakruti, known as Koilon in Theosophy 
and Occult Chemistry. The rough equivalent of this primordial matter 
is the ether of Science.

The Anu (UPA), the ultimate unit of physical matter, consists of 
nearly 14 million bubbles (ParamAnu)! These bubbles are arranged 
inside the Anu in spirillae running up in coils. 

Unwinding these coils would look like "an enormous circle of tiniest 
imaginable dots lying like pearls upon an invisible string." 
(Essentials of Occult Chemistry and Modern Science, by H.J.Arnikar).

As we noted above, the Anu is indivisible. If we divide it, the Anu 
will vanish from the Physical plane and break up into the 
fundamental particles of the Astral plane.

Science is yet to find the Anu, but it currently has a theory: The 
Theory of Superstrings, which holds that quarks are tiny strings 
with a characteristic length of 10-35 meters.

We started this topic with creating shapes out of breath. 
Not without reason.

It was the divine breath that created the bubbles in Koilon, the 
Mulaprakruti. This divine breath appeared as waves and drove these 
bubbles into shapes and formed the different units of matter for 
each of the seven planes of nature.

There will be a time when the divine breath will suck in the shapes 
it has created. Pralaya. End of the world. End of the Universe. And 
then another cycle. A new Brahma. Creation would start again...

We humans can make our breathing more and more divine, which would 
improve our physical and spiritual well-being. Hindu yogis say that 
if we carefully listen to our deep breathing, we can hear the sound 
soham, so on inhaling and ham on exhaling. This term soham means 
'I am That'... 

How did the scientists and the occultists obtain so much information 
about the invisible atom? We shall discuss it in the next topic.

"We must beware of falling into the fatally common error of 
supposing that what we see is all there is to see."
-- Charles Webster Leadbeater


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