I came across this article explaining some relations to energy and the physical and etheric body. It definitely gave me some clarity on experiences/phenomena that can be difficult to comprehend. The link to the full article is below. From the origins of energy to how chakras operate.
Greece, besides creating the term “energies”, from where the etymology of energy, as famous as unknown, comes from, has also provided definitions of energy in its purely philosophical aspects. Those were not technological times, and then Philosophy was more important than aesthetics and technology. Great Masters of Thought, such as, Pythagoras, Socrates and Plato, talk about energy in their own language and expressions. The thing is one must interpret what they express, because they did not communicate in today’s language, one must make an effort in their direction, that is to say, we must try to get closer to their reality to understand them.
When this Masters mentioned the subtle manifestations of energy they often used allegories. If we had to explain what happens with a liquid when it evaporates, for example, we could say that it becomes softer, more tenuous, more vapoury, more subtle, indivisible, intangible, more spiritual…why not? Everything would depend in the particular meaning we would assign to the word “spiritual”, this meaning could have been the same thousands of years ago than it is now.
The nervous system of a normal adult, is actually a vast and complex message system, transporting electric currents in the form of waves or impulses of various shapes and frequences. It is a very complex group of bioelectric and cybernetic circuits through which voluntary orders of actions and movements are transmitted and that receive external stimulus, and thus produce the commands for certain automatic functions (movements of the heart, lungs, persitaltic, etc)
It can be stablished as a formal and conclusive thesis on the basis of ordinary physics laws, that in every living human organism, there is an electromagnetic body that exists because of the circulation of a electric currents through the nervous system.The medium through which this electric body manifests itself is ether, which is natural, according to ordinary physics.
Electromagnetism – Aspect of physics that studies electric and magnetic phenomena, unified in only one theory that, based in four vectorial equations, stablishes the relationship between the electric and magnetic fields with the electrical charges and currents that act as sources of those fields. These four equations are known as Maxwell equations and they make up a complete description of the electromagnetic field and its interaction with matter. Through them the relationships between electricity and magnetism can be deduced: induction (Lenz’s Law), per example, because of which a magnetic field with variable flux creates an electric current and the reverse phenomenon that consists in the creation of a magnetic field by an electric current (electric charges in movement).
There are three cerebral organizations or systems, that act independently in a certain way. These are the encephalon, the set of plexuses and the vertebral column (backbone or spine). Between every cerebral organization and in each part of it there circulate bioelectrical currents, pulses or electromagnetic waves, so magnetic fields exists as a result of these impulses. Technically, electromagnetic fields that form the afore mentioned electromagnetic body or “etheric body”.
Laws of Physics. Electromagnetic theory.
The theories of electricity and electromagnetism were investigated simultaneously towards the end of the eigtheenth century and the beginnings of the nineteenth.
In 1831, after Hans Oersted started describing the relationship between electricity and magnetism, he described that electric current that flows in a wire induces a magnetic field around the wire. The frenchman André Marie Ampére followed by the french physicist Dominique François studied the same area in depth and the British scientist Michael Faraday discovered that the movement of a magnet in the proximity of a wire induced in it an electric current.
The activity centers are, logically, in those areas were nervous tissue is more concentrated, because there more electric circuits and currents or impulses will exist. This leads us to understand that the centres of activity exist as a consecuence of the different cerebral organizations, plexus and internal secretion glands that give origin to them. In all these areas there is a lot more electromagnetic activity.
Considering in particular the sensorial centres, and analyzing them from the bioenergetic point of view, we can stablish that some of the infinite kinds of external energies interact with our senses. These energies, that come from the world around us, are made of vibrations, chemical reactions, physical phenomena, etc, and in every case they produce particural signals.
To differentiate the stimulus or signals from the world around us (external vibrations) according to their form, frequency or type we name the following:
Photons: they stimulate the eyes, causing the sensation of light and colour (from the greek “fotos” = light)
Phonons: they stimulate the ears (from the greek “fonos” = sound)
Osmons: they stimulate the smell (from the greek “osmos” = smell)
Thermons and Rigons : they are related to the stimulus of heat and cold respectively (from the greek “Termos”= heat and ‘Rigos’ = cold).
Lets continue analyzing our physical body and its principal systems.
Anatomy describes two nervous systems: the central one and the sympathetic.
The central system starts in the brain itself, continues through the bone marrow and then it spreads throughout the rest of the body through ganglia that start in the nerves between every two contiguous vertebrae.
The sympathetic system, that consist of two cords that extend the length of the spine on each side of it (spinal cords) and somewhat in front of its axis. From the ganglia of these two strings, not so many as the ones in the vertebral column, are born the sympathetic nerves that in their turn form the major ganglia or plexuses, from the sympathetic nerves there derive other nerves that form minor ganglia with the nervous terminals.
Nevertheless, both nervous systems are related by several mediums and so great a number of connectivity nerves that it is not possible two consider them independently. Each of these major ganglia or Plexuses of the sympathetic nervous system are senders and receivers of vibratory activity.
Plexus – A net of several nervous filaments intertwined.
Every Plexus is related to a Chakra (2) or etheric vibratory centre (magnetic field) that works as a link between the inside of our physical body and the outside. For example, solar radiation “touches” one of the chakras and through it in turn it actuates over the corresponding Plexus that receives it modified to fit its needs.
In other words, Chakras not only work as a link but they also modify the vibration (energy) coming from the outside to the physical medium that must receive it and, in its turn, adapt the vibration coming from the physical medium and sent it into the outside.
Following we will relate the ganglia to the Plexus and the Chakras of the sympathetic system.
(Chart 1 – Figure 1 – Figure 2)
Chakras – Wheel : in Sanskrit, also known as vortice. The name comes from the fact that the vibrations in these centers go round permanently like a wheel.
|Name of the Chakra:||Location||Espinal Ganglian||Sympathetic Plexuso||Subsidiary Plexus|
|Fundamental||In the base of the spine||Sacrum Vertebrae||Sacrum coccyx|
|Splenetic||over the spleen||first Lumbar Vertebra||Splenetic|
|Cardiac||over the hear||eight cervical Vertebra||Cardiac||lungs|
|Laryngeal||in the throat||third cervical Vertebra||Pharyngeal|
|Frontal||over the eyebrows||first cervical Vertebra||Carotid||cranial cavity plexus|
In the central nervous system there is only one chakra named “Crown” chakra, that is in the top center or our head, although it is not related with any of the plexuses of the sympathetic system, it is related to the pineal gland and the pituitary gland and it is involved in the development of this system. Any person with the gift of clarivoyance can see the wheels or vortices in our etheric body or aura.
Both systems we have described attend to two fundamental aspects of our being: the central system attends our mental part, with the Crown Chakra, and the sympathetic system attends to our emotional part and the senses with the other six Chakras.
The Chakras and the nervous system
FIGURE 2When we emit a thought or idea we are exchanging vibrations through our crown Chakra.
After everything we have studied we can define the following: besides our visible physical body we have a mental body formed by the crown plexus and its respective chakra and the invisible physical vibrations that are part of it, that interact with the mental plane and we also have an astral body or emotional body that is formed by the sympathetic plexuses and their respective chakras and the invisible physical vibrations that are part of it and interact with the astral plane.
The mental plane is where the mental vibrations are located according to their respective vibratory frequency and the astral plane is where the emotional and sensory vibrations are located also according to their frequencies.
That is to say we have a visible physical part, body, and an invisible part, spirit or soul formed by the mental, sensory and emotional part. The soul or spirit has life, spiritual life, and the body also has life, physical life.
The etheric body hat surrounds our physical body can be seen in this photos taken with the Kirlian camera like a vibratory extension of the latter.
1. – Right thumb.
2. – Left thumb.
Source – Amanecerespiritual