I imagine that there really is no more than an apparent separation between our subtle bodies. It is the human I-being that defines culturally influenced categories and criteria of separateness, individuality and independence. Our modern culturally determined mode of consciousness demands that we view ourselves as individuals, separated from Nature, the Gods and totally independent from each other.
It is possible to imagine that our spontaneous feelings, though we believe them to be hidden treasures in our souls, may in occult fact be the outer edges of passing daimons. It is as if we are moving, breathing, feeling and thinking into and through a cosmic ocean of fluid forces, radiating intelligences, flowing rays and expansive spheres. The denizens of this active and dramatic cosmos are invisible to our sight, silent to our hearing. However, our own subtle bodies (etheric, astral, spiritual) are infused and woven into this dynamic soul-spiritual world in which we live.
Close to us within the inner world, daimonic beings are often pictured as colorful spheres of magical influence. These daimons may be clothed in bodies composed of cosmic feeling-soul while their point of consciousness, pictured as the center of the sphere, is anchored in thinking-soul. It is the coincidence of the daimon's vehicle with our astral-soul body which we experience as our personal feeling! Sometimes we experience an idea we've never had before that motivates us to take new action in our lives. Perhaps this new idea is the thinking-soul vehicle of a daimon whose point of awareness is located in cosmic spirit world. This daimonic being may have been directed by the Gods into our personal sphere to inspire a new way of life. Or perhaps the being was simply passing on its providential course through the cosmic thinking-soul to attract and influence any human it encountered into a new way of life.
Physical bodies appear separate due to the 80 or so year periods of time involved in their emergence from material substance and subsequent decline back into that substance. Developed shapes emerge into soma-types recognized by human cultures. These material shapes inevitably undergo slow inertial changes through interactions with other material shapes and physical conditions. Ultimately, over long periods of time, material shapes dissolve back into their original unity with material substance. Matter that has been formed and shaped by intelligence can be considered "alive." On the other hand, unformed, "chaotic matter" can be considered "dead." Shaped matter is vitalized by elemental beings who nourish and care for the livingness of physical shapes.
Raw minerals exist as veins of ore locked into hills and mountains. In this state, elemental beings work and weave in the darkness and silence of the mineral bed; growing very slowly, the mineral is still in a natural state, nurtured by elemental gnomes and pygmies. Once human ingenuity contacts this hidden treasure, it is excavated, mined, shipped to factories and processed by extreme heat. The transmuted ore is mixed with other alloying minerals and chemicals, shaped in it's molten state and finally hardened as a finished product. We can say that human design takes over from the natural state of the uncultivated mineral.
Original Human Archetypes, contacted by the perennial smart inventors of new sciences, machines, arts and objects, reside within the sphere of spirit world which is most available to humanity. These thinkers recognize the archetypes that are required to manifest objectively within the cultural moment. Once the facets of the archetype take root within the thinking-soul of the human host, the elementals of thought do their work. Elementals of thought are under the guidance of the Knight of Swords whose quality is Fire of Air. We can imagine these thought-beings as youths who ride the hot winds, panting towards a goal, pointing swords of light as they make their headway, hunched over the back of flying horses, exhaling heated breaths before them as whirlwinds and vertices of hot, surging breezes.
Human intelligence creates tremendously complex buildings, cars, clothing, tools, factories and all the physical objects of our various cultures. Some of these objects are designed to influence heat-generating technologies (combustion, controlled explosions, ect). The heat itself is enlivened and woven through by fire elementals who have a kind of co-intelligence in groups, but not as individuals. Nature's volcanoes, on the other hand, are enlivened and cared for by greater elementals who have their own groups of lesser elementals that follow the patterns generated by the central volcanic being.
The complex physical process which results in lightning was often seen by our ancestors as sky and weather Gods like Zeus, Yahweh and Thor. I would say that Zeus does have an elemental level of manifestation, in that most Gods are multidimensional. In the spirit world Zeus is the Atmospheric Archetype. In the astral-soul world He is Atmospheric Soul. In the etheric-life world Zeus manifests as Atmospheric Life. In the mineral-physical world He manifests as Atmospheric Expression, the storm itself. In each of the four worlds Zeus is actively working through Elementals (in the physical world), Daimons (in the etheric world), Angels (in the soul world) and Archangels (in the lower spirit world). He is always Himself in the highest, most sublime fiery spirit world. He is unlimited in creativity, formulation and expression of Himself and all His associated phenomena.
Elemental beings enact the patterns of vitality produced by daimonic beings. Daimonic beings are impelled by the powerful thought-forms of angels, who work in groups under the mastery of archangels. Archangels are interwoven into the demiurgic, creative Mind of the Gods which is composed of the archetypes of ideas. The Gods share and co-create the One Idea that is the originating Root of all beingness and existence.
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