By W.E. Butler
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An even better analogy is that of the mountain range. The individual pinnacles can be held to represent individual consciousnesses, the peaks would then represent the racial consciousness of the various nations and human groupings, whilst the great body of the range would represent the animal and vegetable life of the planet. All these are joined together by their common base and origin: the earth itself.
One of the chief characteristics of the invol untary nerve system is that it is closely connected with the emotional nature, and is affected by alteration of the emo tional tone of the individual. On the other hand, the cerebro spinal system is directly affected by the thoughts generated by the waking consciousness. Under normal conditions the voluntary cerebro-spinal system should be master, and the involuntary system should be the servant, but this is a counsel of perfection, for in the majority of humanity, the emotional energies tend, in varying degree, to dominate the decisions of consciousness.
In both these traditions, how ever, it is associated with what is known as the "mental" or Manasic world, and it is held that both these two attributes of sentient consciousness, desire and mind, are woven into a common world which is usually known as the "astro mental" or Kama-manasic world. We have, therefore, to picture this astro-mental world as a plane or level of fluidic mobile substance, through which currents of energy flow. In it there dwell intelligences of many kinds and grades, ranging from the lowliest types of consciousness up, through many intervening grades, to the mighty Intelligences who, from these inner levels, bear rule over all earthly manifestations, and beyond them to the in dwelling life and consciousness of the planet itself.
Magic and the Kaballah by W.E. Butler