Originally Posted by Sarinae
...I think I should be worried that this makes even less sense to me now than it did last night, even though I know you explained it. Hmm. What are the chances that I can convince you to refresh my memory? :3 I promise I'll even try very hard to stay on topic, or at least on a related one.
Top Left is the entire universe, top right is a section of this universe, the Earth, the middle is someone who lives on Earth, and the bottom is a depiction of how the body/mind/soul make up the person. Going from the universe to the person, the etheric medium moves from more static (larger wavelength) to more dynamic (smaller wavelength) (alternatively, this would also mean larger in scope vs. smaller in scope). You might also like to think of it in terms of larger scale structures that emerge from smaller scale ones.
Looking at the top left section, it shows that the universe is connected in this large patchwork of etheric medium in spite of the smaller patches of physical substance, leading to information travelling from every which way to every other place. The top right section of the earth shows that there is this etheric medium (akasha) that spans fairly densely around it and information going to and from it as well. So that's just two levels of scale. Some speculation: either it is doubtful that the earth actually has a soul of the same 'magnitude' as ours, but is merely composed of a physical body and accompanying etheric body due to the scale it is on and general isolation from other planets; or the soul of the earth is even more static than ours, with lifetimes lasting the age of stars. In spite of this, the information that is stored in the etheric medium does 'communicate' whether heard or not (much like how at any given moment, there are a multitude of em waves passing around us, but we can't hear them unless we have a radio (or other techy equipment) handy), by other parts of the universe (as well as the smaller scale etheric systems present on it, people included, although these systems may not pick up on what is being expressed).
At the person's point of view, he/she is composed of a physical body coupled with it's etheric medium, something called the soul, also with it's etheric medium, and the intersect of these two, also the linking factor, is the mind. This composite thing called a person exchanges information through the etheric channels (well, more like the earth's etheric body 'senses' the information from the person's etheric body (after all, it's been around longer than we were). The person, may get some information back from the earth, however this is not always the case due to inability to intake the information floating around in a sensible form). The lighter black lines and green lines in the air are just the air itself.
A bit more about the bottom section diagramming the soul, body, and mind, the inclusion of black color (physical indicator) is on purpose as I think that the soul, body, and mind all have their basis in something 'physical', albeit perhaps a more expansive definition than the connotations may at first suggest. That being the case, to explain a bit of what I think about the etheric, if you note the notes next to the hapazard legend, the physical is a medium for the etheric which is in turn a medium for the information (which may
be in turn a medium for the physical
). The etheric being more like a certain property of the physical than something separate altogether. The use of both smaller etheric lines and larger etheric lines on the body just signify the complexity of the body with smaller and larger subsystems and systems of the body. With regards to the soul, information and etheric medium are a bit larger in scale. (btw, the recurrence of 'souls' in people (i.e. reincarnation) with respect to this diagram anyway, may be due to movement of the soul's etheric body to the earth's in order to sustain itself, moving into the development of a new 'physical' soul some time later (and/or the information that is stored along with it does something too), but that's just speculation).
Also, the 'patches' of information are just for example of something that could be information or a record, and it isn't drawn to scale. The arrows moving from the patches show the flow of information.
One more thing, this was more of a braindump of thoughts that I think related to the diagram and although I may have missed some things, I think I at least covered the important parts, if perhaps a bit sloppily. If you'd like some further refinement (or if you think I got a concept wrong/drew something wrong
) just ask for/point out specifics.