If the Sib Sen Energy Lines are invisible but still exist, what are they made of and what do they look like? That’s a question that naturally arises when thinking about substance and structure of the Energy Lines.
From out an Indian pranic point of view, that is, the Pancha Kosha concept, there exists a subtle body within or coexisting with and influencing our visible physical body. This subtle body is called the Prana Maya Kosha and the Sen Energy Lines are said to be running here, being constructed of pranic, etheric, or astral matter, that is, subtle matter which canalizes subtle breath (Prana).
Now, let’s say that that is all true, for there is indeed matter we cannot see, not even with the strongest microscopes, such as, for instance, atoms and electrons, and the like. Nevertheless, the existence of atoms can be inferred, and well, maybe that will also happen for Prana or astral matter — some day.
But then, what do the individual Sen Energy Lines, pathways, Meridians, Nadis, or channels look like? Are the Sen Lines like tubes or canals, strings, flat, thick, wide, what diameter? Are there differences in size and throughput depending of being a primary Sen Line, a Sen Line extension, or Sen Line branch?
Are the Sib Sen pathways perhaps formed just by the trajectory taken by Prana, that is, only containing Prana, just like the fixed tracks ants take from point A to point B which only consists of ants and nothing more?
Or is the substance of the Sen made of connective tissue or myofascial tissue, which is one of the modern ways of interpreting them. Or was it all a mistake, and are the Sen Lines just an ancient way of describing our nerve or circulatory system?
And are the Sen porous (permeable), do they pass through other (gross) matter, and how do the Sen interconnect? Is it like a multi-connective web or just a network with single connections?
Studying the trajectories of the Sen Lines we can observe that some primary Sen lines, including their extensions and branches, overlap, making the Sen Line system a “closed interlinked system,” like a body within a body, just as, for instance, our blood circulatory system.
There’s also the idea that the Sen Lines can break and heal, which suggest that they are of “physical matter” instead of being “purely energetic.”
Now of course, Albert Einstein taught us that “energy = matter,” or in any case that the one can become the other depending on the circumstances, which basically also means that the same thing can be visible or invisible depending on its “state,” and moreover, depending on how you look at it.
In the latter sense, we perhaps need to associate the substance of the Sen rather with the Ayurvedic Pancha Bhoota, the Five Elements, which can appear as either matter or energy, where matter and energy are indeed considered certain “states” of the Elements.
Nevertheless, many of the questions mentioned above are rarely ever really addressed (or even asked) and I suppose there are probably no satisfying answers anyway. Not yet. Or maybe never.
Moreover, I don’t know if it really matters to have a better understanding of these aspects. In the end it’s probably about what we believe in, because what we believe in often seems to work, even if things are only a placebo.