According to Ra, our universe is composed of seven “dimensions” or “densities.” The expression “density” is to be taken as meaning that the higher densities are more dense. This density can be understood as density of information.
The meaning of the term will be clear to anybody with sufficient mystical experience. Mystical experiences are “denser” than ordinary experiences. They contain more meaning, more experience, more living, in a given amount of time.
All of the densities are conscious and alive, in their own way and to their own degree. Each density is successively more conscious and more alive than the density preceding it.
The first density is the density of nonorganic matter. It is what is known to us through the physical sciences.
The second density is the density of organic life. It is what is known to us through biology.
The third density is the density of self-conscious life. It is what is known to us through the social sciences. On Earth this term encompasses primarily humans, but there are also some animals (particularly pets) belonging to the third density.
The fourth density is the density of love or understanding. It is peopled by entities unknown to us, but with which we have some contact. They lack physical bodies and exist in a realm of pure thought. These are “angels” and “demons.”
The fifth density is the density of wisdom or light. It is peopled by entities still further removed from us.
The sixth density is the density of unity. It is peopled by entities still further removed from us.
The seventh density is the gateway density. It is peopled by entities still further removed from us. At this stage entities are preparing to merge back into one infinite intelligence.
The third density is also called the third dimension. We, who belong to the third density, experience in three dimensions. We cannot view things across the fourth or time dimension, whereas entities in the fourth density can do this. We may thus speculate that those of the fourth density experience in four dimensions; those of the fifth density in five dimensions; those of the second density in two dimensions; etc.
The third density has very unusual conditions relative to the other densities. In the third density there is a semipermeable “veil” drawn between the conscious or physical, and the unconscious or spiritual, portions of the mind. This veil prevents third density entities from having proper knowledge of those portions of existence which are veiled.
If we accept Ra’s cosmology, then the veil offers us an explanation for why the anoological hypothesis is true. Furthermore, the distinction drawn therein between what it is possible to have reasoned consensus about, and what it is not possible to have reasoned consensus about, may give us a rough idea of where the veil is drawn.
The purpose of this veil is to intensify the activity of the evolutionary process at this juncture. As a result of the veil, the activity of the third density is very intense, chaotic, and confusing. A further result of the veil is that the duration of the density is extremely brief compared to the durations of the others.
As a result of their choices and experiences in the third density, entities pass onto either fourth density positive or fourth density negative. These may be understood as “heaven” and “hell.” Fourth density positive is inhabited by entities who are strongly oriented towards service to others. Fourth density negative is inhabited by entities who are strongly oriented towards service to self.
Third density entities learn the ways of love: either love of others (to graduate to fourth density positive), or love of self (to graduate to fourth density negative). An entity whose thoughts and actions are oriented towards over 50% service to others may graduate to fourth density positive. An entity whose thoughts and actions are oriented towards over 95% service to self may graduate to fourth density negative.
Without pretending to give an adequate description, one may understand fourth density positive by the image of a utopian anarchist society in which all are free and universal love reigns. With the same qualifier, one may understand fourth density negative by the image of a vast empire which enslaves, conquers, and continually expands its power to subordinate the whole universe under itself.
Those of the third density learned the ways of love in order to graduate to fourth density, the density of love. Similarly, those of the fourth density learn the ways of wisdom in order to graduate to the fifth density, the density of wisdom.
The fifth density again is polarized between fifth density positive and fifth density negative. These entities are less active and more contemplative than those of the fourth density. Spiritual gurus form an appropriate image. The fifth density negative entities have become totally isolated and do not usually interact with the rest of the universe. Those of the fifth density learn the ways of unity in order to graduate to the sixth density.
Near the beginning of the sixth density, those of the negative polarity are thrown into confusion, and ultimately switch to positive polarity. For the remainder of the experience all are positively polarized. The mid-sixth-density entity acts as the Higher Self or Holy Guardian Angel, reaching back in time to its past self to offer protection and guidance and helping itself along its own journey. Those of the sixth density learn the ways of eternity in order to graduate to the seventh density.
Those of the seventh density become one infinite intelligence. They graduate to the eighth density, which is also the first density of the next universe.