Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thymus Gland - The Silver Cord

Soul Seat - Thymus Chakra

The most important of the emerging transpersonal chakras are the Thymus or etheric heart - In the upper chest which governs compassion and inner peace and the connection to world soul. Eighth Chakra, (Not always recognized).

Thymus Chakra

  • Colour: Turquoise
  • Number: 8
  • Gem Stones: Turquoise, crysophase
  • Element: Water
  • Physical Location: Thymus
  • Balanced Energy: Well adjusted, capable of interacting socially
  • Excessive Energy: Destructive , impure thoughts.
  • Deficient Energy: Negative thoughts, unable to move through own boundaries and limitations.
  • Mantra I Am, I Am
Use Turquoise for cleansing, purifying and balancing.

The Thymus

The thymus (Fig. 1178) is a temporary organ, attaining its largest size at the time of puberty (Hammar), when it ceases to grow, gradually dwindles, and almost disappears. If examined when its growth is most active, it will be found to consist of two lateral lobes placed in close contact along the middle line, situated partly in the thorax, partly in the neck, and extending from the fourth costal cartilage upward, as high as the lower border of the thyroid gland. It is covered by the sternum, and by the origins of the Sternohyoidei and Sternothyreoidei.
Below, it rests upon the pericardium, being separated from the aortic arch and great vessels by a layer of fascia. In the neck it lies on the front and sides of the trachea, behind the Sternohyoidei and Sternothyreoidei. The two lobes generally differ in size; they are occasionally united, so as to form a single mass; and sometimes separated by an intermediate lobe. The thymus is of a pinkish-gray color, soft, and lobulated on its surfaces. It is about 5 cm. in length, 4 cm. in breadth below, and about 6 mm. in thickness. At birth it weighs about 15 grams, at puberty it weighs about 35 grams; after this it gradually decreases to 25 grams at twentyfive years, less than 15 grams at sixty, and about 6 grams at seventy years. 1
FIG. 1178  The thymus of a full-time fetus, exposed in situ.

Development. The thymus appears in the form of two flask-shaped entodermal diverticula, which arise, one on either side, from the third branchial pouch (Fig. 1175), and extend lateralward and backward into the surrounding mesoderm in front of the ventral aort. Here they meet and become joined to one another by connective tissue, but there is never any fusion of the thymus tissue proper. The pharyngeal opening of each diverticulum is soon obliterated, but the neck of the flask persists for some time as a cellular cord.

By further proliferation of the cells lining the flask, buds of cells are formed, which become surrounded and isolated by the invading mesoderm. In the latter, numerous lymphoid cells make their appearance, and are agregated to form lymphoid follicles. These lymphoid cells are probably derivatives of the entodermal cells which lined the original diverticula and their subdivisions. Additional portions of thymus tissue are sometimes developed from the fourth branchial pouches. Thymus continues to grow until the time of puberty and then begins to atrophy. 2
FIG. 1179  Minute structure of thymus. Follicle of injected thymus from calf, four days old, slightly diagrammatic, magnified about 50 diameters. The large vessels are disposed in two rings, one of which surrounds the follicle, the other lies just within the margin of the medulla. (Watney.) A and B. From thymus of camel, examined without addition of any reagent. Magnified about 400 diameters. A. Large colorless cell, containing small oval masses of hemoglobin. Similar cells are found in the lymph glands, spleen, and medulla of bone. B. Colored blood corpuscles. (See enlarged image)
Structure. Each lateral lobe is composed of numerous lobules held together by delicate areolar tissue; the entire gland being enclosed in an investing capsule of a similar but denser structure. The primary lobules vary in size from that of a pin's head to that of a small pea, and are made up of a number of small nodules or follicles, which are irregular in shape and are more or less fused together, especially toward the interior of the gland. Each follicle is from 1 to 2 mm. in diameter and consists of a medullary and a cortical portion, and these differ in many essential particulars from each other.
The cortical portion is mainly composed of lymphoid cells, supported by a network of finely branched cells, which is continuous with a similar network in the medullary portion. This network forms an adventitia to the bloodvessels. In the medullary portion the reticulum is coarser than in the cortex, the lymphoid cells are relatively fewer in number, and there are found peculiar nest-like bodies, the concentric corpuscles of Hassall. These concentric corpuscles are composed of a central mass, consisting of one or more granular cells, and of a capsule which is formed of epithelioid cells (Fig. 1179). They are the remains of the epithelial tubes which grow out from the third branchial pouches of the embryo to form the thymus. 3

Each follicle is surrounded by a vascular plexus, from which vessels pass into the interior, and radiate from the periphery toward the center, forming a second zone just within the margin of the medullary portion. In the center of the medullary portion there are very few vessels, and they are of minute size.
4 Watney has made the important observation that hemoglobin is found in the thymus, either in cysts or in cells situated near to, or forming part of, the concentric corpuscles.

This hemo globin occurs as granules or as circular masses exactly resembling colored blood corpuscles. He has also discovered, in the lymph issuing from the thymus, similar cells to those found in the gland, and, like them, containing hemoglobin in the form of either granules or masses. From these facts he arrives at the conclusion that the gland is one source of the colored blood corpuscles.
More recently Schaffer has observed actual nucleated red-blood corpuscles in the thymus. The function of the thymus is obscure. It seems to furnish during the period of growth an internal secretion concerned with some phases of body metabolism, especially that of the sexual glands. 5
Vessels and Nerves. The arteries supplying the thymus are derived from the internal mammary, and from the superior and inferior thyroids. The veins end in the left innominate vein, and in the thyroid veins. The lymphatics are described on page 698. The nerves are exceedingly minute; they are derived from the vagi and sympathetic. Branches from the descendens hypoglossi and phrenic reach the investing capsule, but do not penetrate into the substance of the gland.

The Thymus Gland - The Heart Of The Immune System

The Thymus is a small gland located in the chest just under the breastbone. The Thymus is critically important in the body's response to disease invasion. White blood cells originate in the bone marrow. About half of them go directly into the bloodstream and tissue fluids, but the rest of them must pass through the Thymus gland. The Thymus gland is a central figure of the immune system because of its primary role in processing these white blood cells into T lymphocytes. These thymic lymphocytes carry out three defensive functions; First, they stimulate the production and growth of antibodies by other lymphocytes. Second, they stimulate the growth and action of the phagocytes, which surround and engulf invading viruses and microbes. Finally, the thymus lymphocytes recognize and destroy foreign and abnormal tissue.

The following are just some examples of the factors that can lower immune system efficiency and make one more susceptible to all form of disease and illness: alcohol, smoking, many prescription drugs, other drug use, high cholesterol levels, excessive sugar consumption, allergies, chemical exposure, food additives, stress (physical, mental, emotional), plus any other diseases or illnesses and many other external factors.

Supporting The Thymus Gland

healthy Thymus function if critical to a healthy immune system which leads to better overall general health. As we age, the Thymus gland naturally undergoes shrinkage. This shrinkage leads to reduced Thymus function. Consuming diets rich in fruits and vegetables in addition to taking supplements such as vitamins A, C and E, Selenium, Zinc and Thymus Extract will support and improve Thymus gland function. Herbal supplements can also improve the Thymus function and assist the Immune System.

Echinacea, Golden Seal, Peppermint, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Spearmint, Rose Hips, Oats, Millet, Carrot, Bee Pollen, Wild Cherry, Slippery Elm, Chickweed, Garlic, Ginger, Hibiscus, Sage, Orange Peel, Mullein, Lemon Peel, Pleurisy Root and Feverfew are known to assist the Thymus function.

Centers and Triangles of Force

There are, as you well know, five non-sacred planets, and seven which are regarded as sacred. These twelve planetary lives (with their own cycles, points of crisis and moments of polarization) are closely related to the seven centers. The five centers up the spine are related to the five non-sacred planets, but in unevolved or average man, are focused almost entirely upon the astral plane and in the astral body. It should be noted that:

Two of the non-sacred planets (the Earth itself and the Moon) are connected with two centers which in the highly evolved man are not of dominating importance: The spleen receiving pranic emanations from the planet on which we live and concerned with the etheric and physical bodies and their physical relation. A center in the chest related to the thymus gland. This center becomes inactive in the advanced man but has a connection with the vagus nerve, prior to the awakening of the heart center.

Two of the other non-sacred planets - Mars and Pluto - function in connection with the sacral center (Mars) and the solar plexus (Pluto). This latter planet becomes active in the life of the man who is "becoming alive in the higher sense, his lower nature passes into the smoke and darkness of Pluto, who governs the lesser burning ground, in order that the man may live in truth in the higher land of light."

The Sun (standing here for Vulcan, which is a sacred planet) governs a center in the front of the throat which is related to the para-thyroids and not to the thyroid [79] gland, which is related to the throat center. This center in the front of the throat falls into disuse as the creative period of throat activity begins. It acts as a "mediator" between the higher and the lower creative organs (between the sacral and the throat centers) and leads eventually to that creative activity which is consciously that of the functioning soul. Vulcan was one of the first creative workers among men. He was also related to "Cain who killed his brother." The symbolism underlying these ancient myths will be easily interpreted by the intuitive student. Some of the tasks which I propose to undertake in this section of our Treatise on the Seven Rays are as follows:

1. Consider why five of the seven rays express themselves through two sets of planets - sacred and non-sacred - and also which centers these two groups of rays govern. Thus we shall relate:
  • The seven centers in man's etheric body.
  • The seven centers of the fourth Creative Hierarchy of which the seven races are the expression.
  • The seven planetary centers.
  • The seven and the five planets which are the centers of energy in the solar system, responsive to the energy of the twelve zodiacal constellations. These planetary centers will be studied from two angles:
  • From the orthodox angle.
  • From the angle of discipleship and initiation.
2. Consider the energies of the three major constellations as they each pour through three of the zodiacal constellations, thus forming great interlocking triangles of [80] force. Thus nine of the zodiacal constellations are involved, and these in their turn fuse and blend their energies into three major streams of force upon the Path of Initiation. These three streams of force pour through:
  • Leo, Capricorn and Pisces. to
  • Saturn, Mercury and Uranus (the Moon). to
  • The head, ajna and heart centers. to
The throat, the solar plexus and the base of the spine. It should be remembered that the sacral center and the spleen are primarily connected with the planetary emanation of the Earth itself.
3. Consider the three great cosmic Crosses:
and the relation of these three Crosses to the twelve planets and the general sweep of the soul in incarnation.
4. Elaborate the subject of the interplay between the three groups of ruling planets as given in Tabulation VI. These, in the totality of their effects, are the agencies through which the purposes of God are wrought out.

Before proceeding with the more technical aspects of our subject, I would like to elaborate this theme of the zodiac, its story and symbolism from the more philosophical and spiritual angle, giving you the subjective picture of man's progress as he passes on "the sweep of the sun along the path of life." This is a technical phrase and refers to the activity of a sun, a planet, a hierarchy or a man, after there has been a "moment of crisis," resulting in a "period of polarization," leading inevitably to a fresh surge and sweep onwards. These three words - crisis, polarization and sweep - are the basis of cyclic law and govern the evolutionary process. From the point of view of humanity, the passage of the Sun around the zodiac is apparently a slow and laborious process, taking approximately (on the plane of time) 25,000 years. From the angle of the inner vision, it is a sweep around the Path of Life, taking only a moment of time and "obliterating past, present and future in the radiant glory of the work accomplished."


First you must focus on is the thymus gland area by visualizing a purple blue light: like a candle flame on the upper chest below the throat area and above the heart charkra area in the center of your body. The purple blue flame should be visualized right there and that it is the size of a candle flame once you do it for 20 minutes. Then on the last ten minutes you should expand the purple blue flame of your soul seat through your imagination to about 12 feet around you engulfing everything, during this stage you will feel warmth in that area as well as power full. OK. For one you must do this thirty minutes every day .


PLEASE LISTEN TO THE FOLLOWING VIDEO. The 13:00minute mark and on discusses the Thymus Gland.

A discussion on astral projection and the silver cord.

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