Meditation on the Bodies
This method is based on the Theosophical teachings about the subtle bodies and therefore requires a good knowledge of this subject to help the process of meditation.
According to Theosophy besides the physical body we have several others, namely, the etheric, astral or emotional, mental, and causal bodies. These bodies are vehicles to different states of consciousness on different planes.
The main aim in this meditation is to raise our consciousness through the lower bodies until we get to the higher ones. Typically, one tries to identify one's personal consciousness first with the Higher Ego, then with Atman, and finally with Paramatman.
- According to G. Hodson - A Yoga of Light
- According to J.J. van der Leeuw - The Ego Meditation