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Life After Death

By Michael English
 
Originally printed in the JULY-AUGUST 2006 issue of Quest magazine. 
Citation: English, Michael. 'Music of the Spheres: Our Relationship with the Anonymous Dead.€' Quest  94.4 (JULY-AUGUST 2006):145-149.
 
The Music of the Spheres is an ancient Pythagorean concept, wherein Pythagoras was fascinated by the harmonics of a vibrating string on a Greek instrument-the lyre. He discovered an amazing correspondence between the order of musical intervals and the spacing of planets. For Pythagoras, there appeared to be a direct mathematical relationship between music's vibrational frequency and the corresponding position of planetary bodies; it seemed that the order of notes on vibrating strings were, somehow, an intrinsic property of the whole universe. 

Death And After Death States

Theosophy teaches that after a person dies, the Ego and its non-physical bodies undergo a process consisting of multiple stages before reincarnating.

The question of “What happens when we die?” is one which the vast majority of people have and especially so as their own life begins to draw to an end or when a family member or loved one dies. There are of course many different and contradictory ideas, theories, opinions, beliefs, and teachings about what happens to a person after the death of their physical body. There are even some spiritual people who insist that nobody really knows what happens and that everything that is taught in this regard is merely conjecture and theory. We personally take issue with this opinion because if it is true that literally no-one really knows for definite what happens to us when we die then humanity is in a very poor, dreadfully ignorant, and basically hopeless state.
 
Q. I have always been afraid of death and dying. What will happen to me when I die, according to the teachings of Madame Blavatsky and the Masters presented in Theosophy? What did they say about it?
 
A. First of all, there is nothing to worry about. You will never die. The only part of you which will actually die when the change or transition commonly known as “death” takes place is the physical body…and this is nothing more than your outer shell anyway.
 
The famous poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye says in part – “Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not there, I do not sleep…do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there, I did not die.”
 
The true “I” of your being will never die.

I am not the body that has served me for so long.

I am the Spiritual Self of Light.

 

I am not the emotional nature that has caused such sorrow.

I am the Spiritual Self of Love.

 

I am not the mind that has entangled me with its goals.

I am the Spiritual Self of Light and Love and Power.

LIFE after DEATH Does EXIST: Scientists reveal Shock Findings from Groundbreaking Study.

 

A Brief Outline of the After Death States as Postulated by the Theosophical Teachings presented by Dave Marsland of Cardiff Theosophical Society.

Theosophy UK What happens when we die.

Thanks to Geoffrey Farthing and the Blavatsky Trust for the making of this film exploring the esoteric teachings of the after death states and processes preceding rebirth.

Death can be seen as a positive experience, if it is not thought of as an ending. A concept of immortality seems to be the solution to what otherwise creates a sense of despair. By immortality is meant an essential element of waking consciousness that survives death — it may experience many changes, but there is still continuity of consciousness.  This Brochure has been produced by the New Zealand Section.

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