14. The Breath Form

This unit is termed the breath-form. The active aspect of the breath-form is the breath; the breath is the life, the spirit, of the body; it permeates the entire structure.

The other aspect of the breath-form, the passive aspect, is the form or model, the pattern, the mold, according to which the physical structure is built out into visible, tangible existence by the action of the breath.

Thus the two aspects of the breath-form represent life and form, by which structure exists.

So the statement that man consists of body, soul, and spirit can readily be understood as meaning that the physical body is composed of gross matter;
that the spirit is the life of the body, the living breath, the breath of life;

and that the soul is the inner form, the imperishable model, of the visible structure;

and so the living soul is the perpetual breath-form which shapes, maintains, repairs, and rebuilds the fleshly body of man.

The breath-form, in certain phases of its functioning, includes that which psychology has termed the subconscious mind, and the unconscious. It manages the involuntary nervous system.

In this work it functions according to the impressions which it receives from nature. It also carries out the voluntary movements of the body, as prescribed by the thinking of the doer-in-the-body.

So it functions as a buffer between nature and the immortal sojourner in the body; an automation blindly responding to the impacts of objects and forces of nature, and to the thinking of the doer.

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