blinkstar.gif (494 bytes) Realms of the Afterlife And The Physical Body's
Astrological Connection

by Kevin Williams

Our present existence on Earth is three-dimensional. There is time, space, and motion. We think of space in terms of height, length, and width; time as past, present, and future. We speak of ourselves as having physical, mental, and spiritual life. The world about us as mineral, plant, and animal. The Bible refers to a three-dimensional God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It also refers to God as being life, love and life. We understand the divisions of man's awareness to be the conscious mind (physical awareness), the subconscious mind (soul), and the superconscious mind (spirit)

According to Cayce's revelations, our experience relates more to the entire solar system and beyond, not just three-dimensional Earth. Cayce stated that each solar system in the universe is like a "university" with many associated afterlife realms available through which we can learn and travel. 

Our solar system has nine planets which are nine physical representations of nine afterlife realms. The Earth physically represents the third afterlife realm which is three-dimensional reality. In fact, the whole physical universe contains physical representations of afterlife realms. This does not mean that souls live on the surface of other planets as we do on Earth. It means that souls live in other dimensions of the afterlife such as fourth and fifth-dimensional afterlife realms. These spirit realms have physical representations which are the planets that we see at night with our three-dimensional eyes. 

These afterlife realms can be experienced when we are not active while on Earth. Our souls can explore these realms during deep sleep, meditation, hypnosis, or any other method that creates an altered state that frees the subconscious from its normal physical constraints.

Many people have the misconception that when we die, we have to immediately reincarnate. The Cayce revelations reveal that this is not true. Because time does not exist in the spirit realms, a soul can literally spend an "eternity" in Earth awareness if they choose before they choose whether to reincarnate or not. 

Reincarnation is not limited only to the Earth. Souls reincarnate to other afterlife realms as well. When a soul reincarnates to Earth from another afterlife realm, the soul will manifest the influence of the afterlife realm that the soul came from. These afterlife realms influence people on Earth through their physical representations - the planets. These influences are exerted upon us as defined by astrology. Each planet in our solar system has a particular influence that is a physical representation of a particular afterlife realm. The planets only influence. They don't compel. Our free will is much greater than astrological influences. It is through these influences that certain lessons can be learned for which we are tested on Earth

Jesus stated that the kingdom of heaven is within our bodies. Everyone is influenced by their body and, in many ways, the influence of the body determines a person's level of spiritual development. Our body is a temple for the divine spirit. We can find God within us by awakening certain spiritual centers within our bodies to higher spiritual realms. 

The spiritual centers within our bodies are known by science to be the endocrine glands (also known in the East as "chakras") which are the emotional and motivational centers of the body. Our spiritual centers serve as points of contact between the spirit and the body and are the transformers of the divine spirit into physical consciousness and manifestation. Through our spiritual centers, our spiritual force finds a means of expression.
It is through these spiritual centers that the physical, mental and spiritual forces all come together. 

Our spiritual centers are the organs of perception through which we can become aware of the spirit realms in the same way that our five senses are organs of perception of the physical realm. Our spiritual centers are influenced by astrological forces that represent and correspond to the spirit realms. The highest spirit realm we can inhabit after death is determined by the highest spiritual center activated within our body by the spiritual force within. 

The following is a list of the human body's spiritual centers, the astronomical influence on them, and their corresponding afterlife realms.

Gland  Location  Influence  Planet Realm
Pituitary  eyes strength Jupiter  7th
Pineal  brain mind Mercury  2nd
Thyroid  throat psyche Uranus  8th
Thymus  heart love Venus  4th
Adrenal  kidneys anger Mars  5th
Lyden  stomach mysticism Neptune  6th
Sex glands groin purification Saturn  1st
------ body testing Earth 3rd

Our bodies are a miniature solar system with our hearts performing the function of the sun, the center of the system. The seven spiritual centers (endocrine glands) are the pituitary gland, the pineal gland, the thyroid gland, the thymus gland, the adrenal glands, the lyden gland and finally the sexual glands. Each spiritual center within the body is influenced by a particular astrological force that is a physical manifestation of an afterlife realm. 

At the lowest level are the sexual glands. When the energy of the sexual glands are used wholly on the sexual level and without control, they may create sexual perversions and unbridled sensuality. If the sexual glands are the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul may dwell in the 1st afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Saturn. This is the realm that Cayce identified as a purgatory where all negative influences are purged. Cayce stated that this realm is not a pleasant place. It is the realm where "all inadequate flesh goes to be redone." This realm is the "Great Changer," the great force for starting over. God loves those who are willing to start over.

At the next higher level is the lyden gland. It is the "door" through which the soul may go on to higher afterlife realms. If the lyden gland is the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul may dwell in the 6th afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Neptune, the astrological plane of mysticism. This realm is where souls have the ability to have direct experience with the Creator and perceive the Creator. 

At the next higher level are the adrenal glands which are located above the kidneys. We are actively aware of this center in times of stress, when it pours adrenaline into the blood stream to aid us in fighting or fleeing. The adrenals are also the storehouse of our emotional karma according to Cayce. From this center comes the negative energy of anger and hatred. If the adrenal glands are the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul is qualified to dwell in the 5th afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Mars, the astrological plane of anger. This afterlife realm is where we learn how to control the warrior-like power, aggressions and urges that each soul has the ability to project.

At the next higher level is the thymus gland which is found behind the heart in the solar plexus area of the chest. Since the thymus gland is related to the heart, it is associated with love. Love opens all doors. At this center, love is awakened, bringing with it consideration, unselfishness, sincerity and honesty. If the thymus gland is the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul is qualified to dwell in the 4th afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Venus, the astrological plane of love.

At the next higher level is the thyroid gland which is located in the throat and is related to will-power. From the misuse of the will for selfish and domineering ends, may come the condition known as hyper-thyroidism. When little effort is made to the will at all, the opposite may occur, an imbalance known as hypo-thyroidism. It is worthy to note that in some cases where there has been a growth on the thyroid gland, a degree of clairvoyance or telepathy has developed. If the thyroid gland is the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul is qualified to dwell in the 8th afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Uranus, the astrological plane of the psyche. The term "psyche" is used in the same way that the ancient Greeks used. It means the "sense of the soul." Cayce said it was natural for every soul to have a "sixth sense." It is within this afterlife realm where the soul develops psychic ability. 

At the next higher level is the pineal gland which is situated a little above the pituitary gland and is the so-called "Mind of Christ" center referred to in the Bible. When this center has been truly awakened, one may experience spiritual holy communion. It is at this center that the mind of the soul meets the Holy Spirit. This center, when stimulated daily through meditation, can bring seer-ship or prophecy. If the pineal gland is the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul is qualified to dwell in the 2nd afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Mercury, the astrological plane of the mind.

At the highest level is the pituitary gland which is the master gland of the body. It is situated between and behind the eyes in the brain, acting as the "third eye" of ancient mysticism. It is through this spiritual center that ultimate awakening comes. It is through the energy of the pituitary gland that one may enter the very presence of God through meditation and prayer. If the pituitary gland is the highest spiritual center activated in a person's life, at death, their soul is qualified to dwell in the 7th afterlife realm represented physically by the planet Jupiter, the astrological plane of strength. This afterlife realm was described by Cayce as the plane of "high mindedness and large groups."

Cayce identified the planet Pluto to be a physical representation of the afterlife where the final development of full consciousness takes place.

We seek God and the kingdom by looking within ourselves. Through meditation and prayer, we can unlock the doors to the many afterlife realms, the many mansions, of God's kingdom. But the "door" must first be unlocked here on the planet Earth through the opening of the spiritual centers. Earth is the 3rd afterlife realm and is the astrological plane of testing. Here on Earth, we experience the "cause and effect" physical realm. Cayce stated that if a soul has a spiritual ideal and desires to know if it possesses that ideal, the soul can come to this physical realm to be tested and apply it themselves. By actually going through the experience ourselves on Earth we can realize if what we believe is true or not for ourselves. The Earth realm is good for overcoming certain weaknesses. We apply ourselves to see that those weaknesses are truly overcome. Here we can learn for sure whether we have really changed. We come to Earth to assume a body of flesh and are tested in ways that only a human body can.

Cayce gave an example of how a soul sojourns from one afterlife realm by revealing his own sojourns. Cayce revealed that he dwelt in the 8th afterlife realm, the plane of the psyche (represented by Uranus). From there he had a brief experience in the 4th afterlife realm, the plane of love (represented by Venus). From there he incarnated to Earth with these most recent experiences ingrained in his soul. Cayce revealed that such a combination of experiences makes a person psychic and having a heart to help others.

Another example that Cayce gave was his sister Lila's afterlife adventures. Her soul sojourned within the 7th afterlife realm, the plane of "high mindedness and large groups" (represented by Jupiter) prior to incarnating into the Earth realm. But before incarnating to the Earth realm, she had an experience in the 2nd afterlife realm, the plane of the mind (represented by Mercury) which added to her mental ability. The afterlife realm represented by Jupiter had a strong influence on her and is one of the reasons she later became an executive for the International Red Cross. 

These afterlife influences, Cayce stated, are hidden within the soul by soul experience, not just because the stars are in a certain position at the time of birth. The soul has actually had experiences in these afterlife realms. It is an energy that the soul can draw on during our Earth experience here. During sleep, we enter into these afterlife realms again according to Cayce. We are truly citizens of the cosmos even as we walk on Earth.

Copyright 2003