Awaken to Superconsciousness
by Swami Kriyananda
Energy is the link between mind and body--between consciousness and material creation.
When Spirit first manifested itself as cosmic creation, it projected itself outward into a state most closely resembling pure consciousness--in the form of thoughts and ideas. Vibrationless in itself, it set part of its undifferentiated being into vibratory movement. Thus was manifested the ideational, or causal, universe: causal, because from the level of thought forms were projected the vibrations that made grosser levels of manifestation possible.
Pure Consciousness, after creating the universe of ideational vibrations, worked through them to produce denser vibrations. Causative ideas became energy and light. Thus appeared the second stage of creation: the astral universe.
Pure Consciousness, finally, filtering, or stepping down, its vibrations as if through a transformer, descended through the stages of ideation and energy to manifest such dense vibrations that they appeared solid. Astral energy became matter. And thus was manifested the third and last stage of creation: the material universe.