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Soul Evolution—Burning Incense

Burning Incense

A Metaphysical Interpretation of Luke 1:8-10
The Story of Jesus' Soul Evolution
An unpublished manuscript written by Charles Fillmore in 1947
Pages 6-8


Luke 1:8-10 Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, according to the custom of the priest’s office, his lot was to enter into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the hour of incense.


The priest’s entering into the temple represents spiritual meditation—metaphysically called “going into the silence.”

All extraneous thoughts, interests, and aspirations collect hy degrees around the transmuting process (“the whole multitude of the people were praying at the hour of incense”).

The burning of the incense signifies the transmutation of the finer essences of the body. These essences are transmuted to what may be termed the fourth or radiant dimension, and a foundation is laid for an organism of permanent character. Paul calls it the “celestial body.” This process takes place whenever the I AM makes union in the body with the Lord, or Higher Self.