Synonymous to: Causal Body, Causal Sheath, Egoic Lotus, Egoic Egg, Egoic Body
This is the soul's instrument of contact, constructed of a positive central life, it is that which has been called the "Christ Consciousness". This is the true Son of God, the projected consciousness of the Monad. It is spheroidal in shape, as are all bodies, and expands with each incarnation until it becomes a sphere of pulsating light of great beauty. It is composed of three permanent atoms: a mental, astral and physical atom. Each of the three permanent atoms are centers of contact with three states of consciousness: the individual Spiritual soul, the human and the animal soul. These three states of consciousness constitute: that which has blended with Spirit and become Light, that which has reached self-awareness and stands beneath the Light, that which is aware of sensation and remains in darkness.
The auric egg contains the reflected consciousness of the Christ; the three permanent atoms and the outer shell or envelope. It is contacted in the center of the head in what has been called the cave, (the brain cavity) just above the pineal gland. As the personality consciousness becomes aware of it, it takes form as the light in the head. The "lighted lamp" is symbolic of this stage of development.
Each Soul functioning within its causal sheath, orbiting within the Ashramic Group Life, is a part of the Soul consciousness of that Master who stands at the center of the Ashram.
The Ashramic Group Life, which constitutes first a vast state of consciousness, a vast soul life, also functions within its own particular instrument which is composed of the causal sheath of those egos or souls within the Ashram, plus that emanation of light from the Master which holds them all in relationship to one another.