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Eight Sphere

Also called Planet of Death. This is a dense globe where the soulless “failures of nature” go (see LOST SOULS). Helena P. BLAVATSKY refers to it as the “furnace of Nature” where the soul will have to be remolded before being launched again towards immortality.

Lost Souls are those KAMA-RUPAS in the after-death state which have drawn to themselves all the mental (manasic) elements of the Ego during the second death prior to the Ego’s entry into DEVACHAN. As a result, the ATMA-BUDDHI has lost its vehicle (the mental body) that enables it to manifest on the lower planes. Wicked souls that still retain the inner divine nature go to AVICHI, while those which do not have such qualities — “non-entities” — slide down to the Eighth Sphere.

V.H.C.

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