Carnal mind

From TSL Encyclopedia

The human ego, the human will, and the human intellect; self-awareness without the Christ; the animal nature of man, called mechanization man and the mechanization concept by the Master R; called the dweller-on-the-threshold in esoteric tradition. For the apostle Paul, “the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”[1]

The mental body was designed to be the chalice of the Mind of God through Christ. When the vanities of worldly wisdom fill the mental body, the carnal mind displaces the Christ image. Until quickened, it remains the vehicle for the carnal mind and is referred to as the ‘lower’ mental body—the lower, limited, self-limiting mortal mind—in contrast to the ‘higher’ mind, or the Mind of Christ.

When the full flowering of the Christ consciousness takes place, the lower mental body may become the crystal chalice for its life-giving radiance. Until the soul makes contact with the Mind of Christ (“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,”[2]), it does not have wings of light to fly to the Heart and Mind of God, nor the capacity to pursue the path of discipleship under the Cosmic Christ and the Buddha who is the Lord of the World.

See also

Human ego


Mechanization man

For more information

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Enemy Within

For Djwal Kul’s teaching on “The Challenge of the Carnal Mind,” see Kuthumi and Djwal Kul, The Human Aura: How to Activate and Energize Your Aura and Chakras.


Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Saint Germain On Alchemy: Formulas for Self-Transformation.

Gautama Buddha, Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 26, no. 18, May 1, 1983.

  1. Rom. 8:7.
  2. Phil. 2:5.