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Three Groups of Solar Angels

Three Groups of Solar Angels


SOLAR LORDS, ANGELS, and PITRIS


This compilation attempts to represent or characterize both the status and goal of the great bulk of humanity and its constantly shifting matrix of attitudes and values in the Three Worlds, from the point of view of the hierarchies of lives that make up the composition of human sheathes through various permutations of buddhi, ahamkara, and manas. It does not represent the technical point of view of atma-buddhi-manas, in other words, of the conscious triad working on manifesting or actualizing the purposes of the monad in the 7 or 5 worlds of solar or planetary life. The key to this insight is to be found in the higher cosmic and solar (Brahmânda) correspondence of Shiva in his form of Mahadeva, seated between Vishnu and Brahmâ hypostases in this 2nd solar system. In other words, active loving will, or the light within the lights, remains occult (despite what contemporary interpreters assert) when intelligence is active and love-wisdom is as yet only latent in human and planetary manifestation.

These compilations are meant to be taken into meditation, rather than taken at apparent or verbal face value. They are meant to incite questions and disputation, within oneself and others. Classical disputation or critical reflection and heart meditation working together temper the mind and refine the heart. The 5th Ray concrete mind is the only path humans have (at this stage of IVth Creative Hierarchy evolution) toward fully conscious Identification — with soul, triad, monad, or deity.. It is hoped that this compilation will also help students of Buddhism and Vedanta to understand AAB's and HPB's sophisticated technical and terminological usage.

THREE CLASSES OF SOLAR ANGELS


Certain influences and forces play upon the mental sheath of any human being, and produce in it that activity which is termed "spiral progressive." These forces might be briefly considered as comprising the following:

1. The energies of the atoms of substance which compose the mental body.

2. The energies of the lunar father who is the coherent life of the mental group body.

These two groups concern the Not-Self, the 3rd aspect of *monadic* manifestation.

3. The energies of the solar Angel, or Father, which is the coordinating principle behind manifestation in the three worlds.

4. The energies o/t intelligent *lives* who *form* the body egoic. These lives find their emanating source on *other levels than the systemic*. These 2 groups concern the egoic principle, the middle principle..., and is the 2nd aspect of *monadic* manifestation.

5. The energy emanating from the "Jewel in the Lotus" itself, the focal point of energy in the *Upper Triad*. This concerns the *Self*, the highest aspect of *monadic* manifestation.

The fundamental difference between the *mental unit* and the other two atoms consists in the fact that it contains only 4 spirillae instead of 7. This is brought about by the very facts of evolution itself, for the *mental unit* is the *1st aspect* of the *personality triad*, or of man functioning in the human *kingdom* on the three lower planes. At his transference into the spiritual *kingdom*, these 3 aspects —the mental body, the astral body &th physical body— are synthesized into the higher by a dual process:

1. His polarization shifts from out of the *lower three atoms* into the *Triadal atoms*.

2. The force which these atoms generate and embody is merged and blended into the higher force points.
A *permanent atom* is the positive nucleus or germ substance to the sheath wherein it is found. It is that which is the basis of form-building, and it is literally a vibrant point of force, emanating from the *2nd aspect* of the *Monad*, which aggregates to itself, and subsequently builds into form, the negative or *3rd aspect*. But it must here be remembered that this 2nd aspect is itself dual, and that in considering the permanent atoms we are dealing with the feminine aspect of the second Person. The *spirillae* therefore are but streams of force, or 2nd aspect vitality which circulates geometrically within the circumscribing wall of substance, composed of 3rd aspect force of substance. ...


In relation to the animal kingdom it might be said that the key whereby entrance is effected into the human kingdom is that of instinct. This instinct, towards the final stages of the animal's evolution, and as it becomes more and more detached from the *group soul,* becomes transmuted into mentality,...
Man passes into the 5th kingdom through the transmutation of the discriminative faculty of mind, which —as in the animal's individualization— brings about at a certain stage a *spiritual individualization* which is the correspondence on higher levels to what transpired in Lemurian days. Therefore, we have:
Instinct..The key from the animal into the human kingdom or from the 3rd into the 4th kingdom.
Manas..The key from the human into the spiritual kingdom, or from the 4th kingdom into the 5th kingdom.

"A Group-soul is a collection of *permanent Triads* in a triple envelope of monadic essence. The permanent Triads are a reflection upon the lower planes of the spiritual Triads on the higher. This description is true of all group-souls functioning on the physical plane, but gives no idea of the extreme complexity of the subject."

The response of deva substance to the inflow of force on the mental plane has a threefold effect in connection with the Logos or the Septenate:

1. ...a greatly increased vitality in the logoic centers on the 4th cosmic ether, due to reflex action, ...felt both above & below...

2. It stimulates the efforts o/t highest specimens o/t 3rd K, and a dual effect is produced through this, for the 4th K in nature makes its appearance on the physical plane & the *Triads* are reflected on the mental plane in the causal bodies to be found thereon.

3. ...the dense physical is linked and coordinated with the *etheric bodies* of the solar *l*ogos and of the planetary *L*ogos. therefore, the lower three planes are synthesized with the higher 4, and the devas of an earlier mahamanvantara or solar cycle are brought into conjunction with those of a newer order who were awaiting just conditions. The physical incarnation of the Logos is completed. ...

In a manner inconceivable to us the first Logos brings in the influence of other constellations. When this first aspect is better understood (in the next mahamanvantara) the work of the *Seven Rishis of the GREAT BEAR*, and the supreme influence of *SIRIUS* will be comprehended; in this present manifestation of the Son, or of the Vishnu aspect, we are concerned more closely with the *PLEIADES* and their influence via the *SUN*, and, in relation to our planet, via *VENUS*....


The first Logos embodies the "will to live" and it was through His instrumentality that the *Manasaputras* came into objective existence in relation to the *human* and *deva* hierarchies. In this system, the blending of the Divine Ray of Wisdom and the Primordial Ray of intelligent matter forms the great dual evolution; back of both these cosmic Entities stands *another Entity* Who is the embodiment of Will, and Who is the utilizer of forms — though not the forms of any other than the *Greater Building devas* and the human hierarch*ies* in time and space. He is the animating principle; the will-to-live aspect of the *seven Hierarchies*. Nevertheless these 7 Hierarchies are (as says HPB) the *sevenfold ray of wisdom*, the dragon in its 7 forms.


The *Mahadeva* aspect or the first Logos (who embodies cosmic will) is controlled by the Law of Synthesis, the cosmic law governing the tendency to unification; ...the unification of the seven into the three, and into the one. ...The Law of Synthesis has a direct connection with One Who is still higher than our Logos, and is the law of control exercised by Him upon the Logos of our system. This is a spiritual relationship that tends to abstraction or to that synthesis of the spiritual elements that will result in their conscious return (the whole point lying in that word "conscious") to their cosmic point of synthesis, or of unification with their source. Their source is the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, as we have earlier seen.

Therefore, in connection with the first Logos, we can sum up as we did with the other Logoi:

a. His goal is the synthesis of the *Spirits* who are gaining consciousness through manifestation, and who, by means of experience in matter, are gaining in quality.

b. His function is, by means of will to hold them in manifestation for the desired period, and later to abstract them, and blend them again with their spiritual source. Hence the necessity of remembering that fundamentally, the first Logos controls the *cosmic entities* or *extra-systemic beings*; the second Logos controls the *solar entities*; the third Logos controls the *lunar entities* and their correspondences elsewhere in the system.

Methods of Individualization. We have seen how the characteristic method of individualization in this solar system is the result of force emanating from the cosmic mental plane, which sweeps into activity those entities whose function it is to form the body of the ego out of their own living substance on the mental plane and thus, through their own quality and nature, endow human units on the physical plane with the faculty of self-consciousness, thus producing Man. It is their work also to energize the mental units of all men,... and to energize the sheaths of the threefold lower man,... Through the carrying out of this function in the case of the human family, certain planetary and systemic conditions are brought about.
The dense and etheric bodies of the Logos and of the planetary Logoi are merged, and one coherent vehicle of expression is provided for these *cosmic Entities*.

.The solar *Pitris* are the substance of the egoic bodies and groups, and the medium of expression for the Spirit aspect,... These solar *Angels* ...express ...a dual energy ...the positive life of the egoic lotus ...and there is also the energy of the petal substance itself, or the negative aspect which is swept by the positive force of the greater solar *Lords* into living whorls or wheels which we symbolically call "petals." ...

The egoic ray can always be one of the seven, but we need to remember that, in this astral-buddhic solar system, wherein love and wisdom are being brought into objectivity, the bulk of the monads are on the love-wisdom ray. ...This is the divine incarnation of Vishnu. The Dragon of Wisdom is in manifestation, and He brings into incarnation those *cosmic Entities* who are in essence identical with Himself. After the 3rd initiation, all human beings find themselves on their monadic ray,...


On the 3rd [monadic] subplane can be found quite a number of the Monads of activity, but numerically not as many as the Monads of Love. They are the failures of System I. ...

A hint is here conveyed as to the prevalence of 3rd ray Monads among the sons of men. The ray of active intelligence, expressing itself through the seven ray types, is above everything else the ray upon which the majority of human monads will, particularly, *at this time*, be found.


The goal set before humanity is that of becoming Masters of the Wisdom, or conscious units in the Body of the Dragon of Wisdom or of Love. This a man achieves when he can function consciously in the buddhic vehicle, or when the astral permanent atom is superseded by the buddhic permanent atom.


Just as the three planes of the Ego on the mental plane dominate the remaining planes in the three worlds, so in the five worlds of the Hierarchy the three higher subplanes of the atmic plane hold an analogous place.


[PISCES] humans enter incarnation through CANCER on the Mutable Cross until servitude is transformed into service ; You find... the activity of the mass consciousness in CANCER which is indicative of the activity of the Cardinal Cross in the involutionary stage

Mutable Cross of the anima mundi, and of the human soul before the consciousness of duality is clear in the mind of man... it [PISCES] is consequently more closely allied with the Cardinal Cross... This human interlude [Fixed Cross] is in the nature of a cross section in the development of consciousness, but the main emphasis is the unfoldment of the mass consciousness of all the kingdoms in nature into the group consciousness of the three highest kingdoms through the mediatorship of the human kingdom... PISCES on the involutionary arc [Mutable]... is felt largely in the anima mundi and in the hidden, incarnated and imprisoned Christ [VIRGO/PISCES]... Esoterically, the reason that VENUS is exalted in PISCES is connected with the relation of PISCES to GEMINI... VENUS is the EARTH's alter ego and is closely related to the human kingdom. ["the 6 becomes the 5"; R6 becomes R5 ?]
IVth CH is qualified by knowledge, love, and will
IVth CH is animated by ceaseless persevering devotion (117) [VEN Ray VI —PK]


[SAGITTARIUS] "These [esoteric, hierarchic] planetary influences [esp. MARS-PLUTO] are distinctive of the Sons of Mind of Venusian origin, characteristic of the Lords of Sacrifice and Will functioning in time and space as the IVth CH. The form life is ruled by the MOON, veiling a hidden planet; these Sons of Mind live on the EARTH and thus within the body of the planetary Logos, and are of a definitely intelligent nature, making them Lords of Knowledge, achieving their goal through the light of the mind and through the method of conflict, for they are also *Lords of Ceaseless and Persevering Devotion*. All the above names which are related to the planets governing SAGITTARIUS [ MERCURY, JUPITER; VENUS, MOON, EARTH; MARS ] will be remembered by students of The Secret Doctrine.
They are the "quality names" of the Divine *Manasaputras*, the *Agnishvattas* who are ourselves."


Before ...the 3 main groups of building devas on the 3 planes in the 3 worlds which most intimately concern man.

The building devas are the *Ah-hi*, or *Universal Mind*. They contain within their consciousness the plan logoic, and inherently possess the power to work it out in time and space, being the conscious forces of evolution.

They not only embody the Divine Thought but are that through which it manifests, and its actuating activity. They are essentially motion. The lesser builders are more particularly the material form which is actuated, and in their cohorts are the substance of matter (considering substance as that which lies back of matter).

They are that which produces concretion and which gives form to the abstract. The terms "rupa" and "arupa" devas are relative, for the formless levels and the formless lives are only so from the standpoint of man in the three worlds; the formless lives are those which are functioning in and through the etheric body of the Logos, formed of the matter of the four higher planes of the system. From this point of view the mental plane provides an interesting consideration. — its *three higher subplanes* are positive, and centralize the positive force of the *plane*. This focusing of the positive affects the negative substance of the *four lower planes* and brings about likewise:
a. The formation of force centers on the causal levels, those force centers being *egoic groups* in their various divisions.

The concretion of substance, or the building of the dense physical body of the Logos.

On the physical plane of the solar system an analogous process can be seen taking place as regards the physical body of man, or his concrete manifestation. In his case, the 4th subplane is the focal point of positive force. On that plane are located the etheric centers of man, which have, in the evolutionary process and in the work of force direction, a relationship to his physical body similar to the relationship which groups of Egos on the mental plane have to the dense physical body of the Logos. This is a profound occult hint.

In the words "*prana and the etheric body*" (or life force and form) we have the key to the mystery of the *solar* and *lunar pitris*, and a hint as to the place of the physical body in the scheme of things.
The *solar Pitris* and devas find their force expression most adequately through man,...
The *lunar Pitris*, and lesser builders from the systemic point of view find their fullest expression in the animal kingdom. When they, as the initiatory impulse, had produced animal man, they had performed their prime function, and just as (on a smaller scale in connection with only one of the HMen) the MOON is a dying and decadent world, so on a systemic scale and therefore covering a vast period of time, the work o/t *lunar Pitris* is slowly coming to a conclusion as the power o/t 3rd K ...over the human is being superceded by spiritual power; the systemic correspondence to lunar pitric activity will occultly die out.

Roughly speaking, a solar Logos works only through the *greater Builders*, the *Manasaputras* [sacred planets] in Their various grades on the two higher planes of the solar system. ...The *planetary Logoi* [sacred & non-sacred] work primarily through the Builders of the next three planes (atma-buddhi-manas) [Lesser Builders, the Triads], who construct and control the work of the planetary schemes. Men work through the builders of the lower mental planes, and the astral plane, for the human thought-forms are kama-manasic; the physical plane builders are swept automatically into action by the force of the currents,...


Relative Permanency. In the *7th principle* of all manifesting entities is stored up and developed capacity, acquired ability, and the atomic memory, or in other words the heredity of the *Thinker*, viewing him from the physical standpoint or from the emotional. There is no permanence whatever in the sheaths; they are built into temporary forms, and dissolved when the Thinker has exhausted their possibilities, but the *7th principle* of each *sheath* gathers to itself the achieved qualities and stores them up —under the Law of Karma— to work out again and to demonstrate as the *plane impulse* at each fresh cycle of manifestation.

Heat. Herein lies the distinction between the *permanent atoms* on all planes, and the *atomic matter* of which they form a part. .... The permanent atom is one that has been appropriated by one of the *lives* that form the *centers* in the body of a *solar Lord*, whilst atomic matter per se goes to the formation of other parts of His great body of light.
A permanent atom is one [1st aspect] which has come under the attractive power of the 2nd aspect, whilst atomic matter itself is vitalized by the life of the 3rd aspect.

A permanent atom ... passing out of the control of the *Deva Lord* and coming under the control of *positive life*...

A permanent atom comes under the direct control of the lower of the *three groups of Lipika Lords*, and is the agency through which They work in the imposition of karma upon the particular entity... They work directly with the permanent atoms of men,...


The permanent atom finds its place within the sphere of influence of one or other of the great devas who are the *Raja-Lords* of a *plane*.


The cycles in a man's personality manifestation demonstrate in groups of fours and sevens, ...

The *egoic cycles* proceed in groups of sevens and of threes, and not in groups of fours and sevens as do the personality cycles, and the same ratio must be predicated of the *central cycles* of a Heavenly Man and of a solar Logos.

The *monadic cycles* proceed in groups of ones and threes as do the basic cycles of those great Entities of which man is the microcosmic reflection. If the general concept here laid down is studied in relation to the schemes, ...some idea of purpose...

The Monadic cycle, which corresponds in man to the 100 years of Brahma, and to a planetary scheme.
CF.305It has been stated that a mystery lies hid in the *777 incarnations*. It should be pointed out that it does not hold the number of a stated cycle of incarnations through which a man must pass, but holds the key to the three major cycles previously mentioned. Primarily this number applies to the planetary Logos of our scheme and not so much to other schemes. Each HMan has His number and the number of our HMan lies hid in the above three figures, just as 666 and 888 holds the mystery hid of two other HMen.

SOLAR LORDS


1° contact with solar Pitri
3° contact with solar Angel
5° contact with solar Lord [IHS.117-8];
7° solar Lord "nirvanis" or Manasadeva on the solar mental plane


The *Ah-hi*, the *greater Builders* , Who are the *Lords* working out the *will* of the *solar Logos*, mainly use two planes for communication with each other and with Their cohorts:

First, the second plane, where They communicate by means of a spiritual medium incomprehensible to man at present.
Second, the mental plane, where They communicate with all lesser lives by means of a type of mental telepathy


It should be remembered here that only cosmic and solar *lords* formulate thoughts. The lunar Lords and all lesser intelligences do not do so.
0n...that entity we call Man. (Note: The Solar *Lord*, the Divine Ego). [not solar Pitri or Angel; not spiritual Ego]


The *Manasadevas* are themselves energized by force from the cosmic mental plane — a force which has been in operation ever since the individualization of the solar Logos in kalpas far distant. They, in Their corporate nature, embody the will or purpose of the Logos, and are the *cosmic* "*prototypes*" of our solar Angels. The solar Angels on the mental plane of the system embody [only] as much of that will and purpose as the Logos can work through in one single incarnation and as They, in Their groups, can develop. They [Manasadevas] work, therefore, *through* egoic groups and *primarily*, *after individualization*, upon the *mental units*...


. The causal body ... monadic heart center. In studying the egoic body it should be remembered that the causal body is the correspondence in the monadic manifestation to the heart center. It is a *flaming wheel of fire* within the monadic auric egg, which embraces the five planes of monadic manifestation; it is also seen as the twelve-petalled Lotus. ...

We will now sum up briefly the various vibratory impulses which have a definite effect upon the *Monad*, and which must be borne in mind as we consider the evolution of the *Divine Pilgrim*. ...

1. Three impulses inherent in the *three periodical vehicles*, as HPB terms the three main centers of energy through which the Monad manifests:
a. The energy of the *monadic ring-pass-not*, viewing it as a unit.
b. The energy of the *causal body*, within the monadic periphery.
c. The energy of the physical body, the synthesis upon the physical plane of the force pouring through into manifestation through the *three permanent atoms*.


The stage wherein the energy of the Ego is centered at the heart of the circle,... The earlier process has then to be repeated on a higher turn of the spiral, and monadic energy begins to work upon the Ego... The Monad, which has been identifying Itself with the *Ego* (its outer manifestation) begins again to seek its own true center "within the Heart,"...

The problem of the devas may be somewhat better understood if it is remembered that they in themselves embody the 2 types of energy. For instance, the solar *Pitris* are the substance of the egoic bodies and groups, and the medium of expression for the Spirit aspect, for Spirit manifests by means of soul. The lunar Pitris, who form the personal lower self, being the aggregate of the lower sheaths, are energized and used by the solar *Lords*. These solar *Angels* again are in many groups and express within their own ranks a dual energy, both *positive* and *negative*. There is the *positive life* of the egoic lotus... also the energy of the petal substance itself, or the negative aspect which is swept by the *positive* force of the greater solar *Lords* into living whorls...


All these lotuses in their myriad differentiations have specific effects upon each other on mental levels, and these effects are as yet utterly unrealized by man. Nevertheless, they are the basis of the true psychology, and the grounds of all true activity. The student would do well to ponder upon the effect any advanced Ego would be likely to have upon:

a. Other Egos in his group.
b. The solar Pitris who are the substance of the group.
c. The lunar Pitris, who are linked with the solar Pitris through the permanent atoms.


There is the energy reaching directly to the knowledge petals from the manasic permanent atom. The permanent atoms of the *Spiritual Triad*, as well as the bodies which are built around them, bring in certain groups of deva lives which have not as yet been much considered. They are not the *lunar pitris*, as that term is commonly understood, but have a direct connection with what is called "the cosmic moon" or to that dying solar system which has the same relation to our system as the moon has to the earth chain. This "cosmic moon" transmits its energy to the manasic atomic subplane, via the planet Saturn. It is a triple energy and there is an esoteric connection between this triple energy, and Saturn's rings.

The solar *Lords*, in their three major groups, are equally ready for the final sacrifice, which involves the "rupture between the sun and the moon" as it is called. This results in the breaking of the magnetic link between the true man, and the vibratory sensitive substance of which his three world bodies are made. ...

The *Ego*, having brought about a condition of receptivity, or of recognition in the physical brain of the man, and having drawn from him the necessary response, the process of [thought form] building is thereupon begun. ...The physical brain is responsive to the positive influence o/t lower nature in the earlier evolutionary stages, or to the reactions o/t substance of the sheaths, the impress o/t lunar Lords. It responds in the later stages t/t positive influence o/t *Ego* or the impress of the solar *Lord*.

As is apparent, this building process is divided into three parts, which overlap, and assume an appearance of simultaneity. ...When man is learning consciously to create, which he does through the organization of thought, concentration and meditation, he proceeds more slowly, for he has two primary things to do... a. To contact or communicate with the *Ego*, or solar *Angel*. b. To study the process of creation... ...The above is necessarily but another way of defining meditation and its objective.
Later on, when a man is an expert in meditation,... He begins first to organize the material required upon the mental plane....


VENUS in Detriment: the intelligent mind is lessened because intellect must subordinate itself to spiritual intuition; the *Son of Mind* or solar Angel must now manifest as a *Son of God*; the *solar Angel* gives place to the *Presence*; VENUS wanes and the *SUN* waxes ..

These [3 aspects of mind] have to be unified in the consciousness of the aspirant. When this has happened, the disciple has built the bridge (the antaskarana) which links:
1. The spiritual triad2. The causal body3. The personality
When this is done the egoic *body* has served its purpose, the solar Angel has done its work, and the form side of existence is no longer needed, as we understand and utilize it, as a medium of experience. The man enters into the consciousness of the Monad, the ONE. The causal body disintegrates; the personality fades out, and illusion is ended. This is the consummation of the Great Work, and another *Son of God* has entered into the Father's home.


It [middle of th Round] is also a mystery hid in the relationship between the *four exoteric* Kumaras (SD1.116,493; 2.112,149) and the *esoteric three*, and from the point of view of man separates those who are developing the consciousness of the *Triad* from those who as yet are living the life of the *Quaternary*. It concerns those who respond to the *solar Lords*, distinguishing them from those who recognize as yet only the control of the *lunar Lords*. [not Pitris or Angels] ...


Sacrifice ... it involves what is termed "a solar and lunar act of abnegation"... ...The lunar Lords of the three bodies have been controlled, and their vibration synchronized, so that the great act of sacrifice finds them ready for the final process of renunciation. The solar *Lords*, in their three major groups, are equally ready for the final sacrifice, which involves the "rupture between the sun and the moon" as it is called. This results in the breaking of the magnetic link between the true man, and the vibratory sensitive substance of which his three world bodies are made. The need for incarnation is no longer felt, the chains of karma are broken, and the man is liberated. ...

The final sacrifice involves also the disappearance of the lower triangle, or the severing of the connection between the three permanent atoms in the lower part of the causal body or egoic lotus, and the central unit of energy. ...

Again, the solar *Angels* complete their final sacrifice by a final one, and offer themselves upon the fiery altar. The causal body is completely destroyed. The four lower groups of solar *Pitris* return to the *heart* of the *subjective* sun, or to that inmost center of the system from whence they came, whilst the three higher groups are carried ...straight to the *central spiritual sun*, there to abide until another kalpa calls them forth to sacrifice Themselves, this time as planetary Logoi. The student must bear in mind that in thinking of the *Pitris*, he must ever think in group terms. The *Pitris* who formed the egoic *body* of a human being do not — alone and isolated — form planetary Logoi. The 49 groups of solar fires concerned in the great work are those spoken of, and they become the *49 planetary Logoi* in connection with *seven solar systems*. In them is hid the mystery of the 3 which become the 16 — united or synthesized by the 17th — a correspondence upon cosmic levels of the seven with the eighth sphere. This must remain practically an insoluble mystery to man at present. The four groups who found their way to the Heart of the system will reappear as the four planetary Logoi who are the twenty-eight and who thus produce the possibility of the ten of perfection in another series of manifesting systems.


THE EGOIC LOTUS We must now deal with the subject of the causal body on its own plane from the point of view of FIRE. We have studied it ...as a vehicle of rarefied substance, containing within itself the 7th principle of each of the two lower sheathes of the microcosm, and the *mental unit*. This latter is that which *embodies the first aspect in manifestation*, and which is analogous to the first logoic aspect — one that in this *solar system* does not come to full demonstration.

Each of these planetary schemes can be seen as a lotus having seven major petals, of which each chain forms one petal, but having also subsidiary petals of a secondary color according to the nature and karma of the Entity concerned. It is in the enumeration of these solar lotuses that occult students go astray. It is, for instance, correct to say that the planetary scheme corresponding to the microcosmic base of the spine is a *fourfold lotus* and has, therefore, four petals. There are 4 outstanding petals of a peculiar hue, but there are 3 of a secondary color, and 9 of a tertiary nature.

The first Logos embodies the "will to live" and it was through His instrumentality that the *Manasaputras* came into objective existence in relation to the human and deva hierarchies. In this system, the blending of the Divine Ray of Wisdom and the Primordial Ray of intelligent matter forms the great dual evolution; back of both these cosmic Entities stands another Entity Who is the embodiment of Will, and Who is the utilizer of forms — though not the forms of any other than the Greater Building devas and the human hierarchies in time and space. He is the animating principle; the will-to-live aspect of the seven Hierarchies. Nevertheless these seven Hierarchies are (as says HPB) the sevenfold ray of wisdom, the dragon in its seven forms.

The *Mahadeva* aspect or the first Logos (who embodies cosmic will) is controlled by the Law of Synthesis, ...the unification of the seven into the three, and into the one. ...

Hence the necessity or remembering that fundamentally, the first Logos controls the *cosmic entities* or extra-systemic beings; the second Logos controls the *solar entities*; the third Logos controls the *lunar entities* and their correspondences...


The Ego takes no active interest in the development until the 2nd petal in the 2nd series is beginning to open. Before that time, the work proceeds under the law of its being and through the inherent life of the 2nd Logos which is the life of the petals of the lotus. The life of the *1st Logos*, working thru the *SELF* (who dwells in a form built by the life or energy of the 2nd Logos out of force-substance animated by the life o/t 3rd Logos) only responds to opportunity when the above mentioned stage is reached.
CF.544...*permanent atoms*. They are analogous, as earlier pointed out, to the *7th principle* of each of the three aspects — ...

Bear in mind here, that the *permanent atoms* are concerned with the substance aspect of Existence or Becoming, while the *petals* of the lotus, or the fiery spokes of the wheel, deal specifically with the psychical aspect, or the development of consciousness; the central *nucleus*, or the three inner petals, embodies the aspect of pure Spirit.

All three lines of evolution are proceeding simultaneously, and have a reflex action the one upon the other; ...

It must be remembered that the three lower petals when fully unfolded affect, through their vitality, the three *major* spirillae in the physical permanent atom. As the 2nd ring of petals gradually opens, the astral permanent atom undergoes a similar process, leading up to the full arousing of the spirillae within the mental unit.
Here I would point out that there is a slight difference in the case of the mental unit, for the *four spirillae* of the mental unit are aroused to full activity when the *knowledge petal* of the *final three* opens. The opening of the remaining two reveal the *glowing threefold flower* which lies at the center of egoic manifestation.

The 5th or spiritual kingdom is *entered* when the units of the 4th kingdom have succeeded in vitalizing the *5th spirilla* in all the atoms of the threefold lower man; when they have unfolded three of the egoic petals and are in process of unfolding the 4th and 5th & when they are becoming conscious o/t pranic force of the Heavenly Man.


These Entities are divided into three groups of thirty-five each, and in Themselves embody the three major centers of the planetary Logos, those three groups which we know as the "three departments," for it should be emphasized that each department forms a center: [Head - Ruling, Heart - Teaching, Throat - Mahachohan's] c These Kumaras (or Their present substitutes) can also be divided into the seven groups which correspond to the seven Rays, and are in Themselves the life of the center for which They stand. Fifteen, therefore, of these Entities (again the ten and the five) form a center in the body of the planetary Logos, and the three Kumaras about Whom we are told (Who in Themselves are five-fold, making the fifteen) are the entifying Lives of the particular center which is involved in the coming Initiation of the *HMan*, and to which the human units at this time, and during this greater cycle, belong.


Primary Lotuses. These are a group of special interest brought in under the influence of the Lord of the 5th Ray, and therefore fundamentally allied to the energy which is the special manifestation in this system and the basis of all achievemnt, that is, manas. ...They are a group a good deal more advanced than the earlier classes but need much to develop the 2nd [knowledge] petal. ...The middle tier also shows no signs of vitality. Owing to conditions in their emanating planet, their development has been one-sided, and hence their entering on a wave of energy into this scheme in order to "round" themselves, out, as it is called. They may be seen in the purely intellectual selfish scientific type. ...the solar *Lords* who embody this type are linked with a group of lunar Lords who respond magnetically to the devas of the mineral kingdom. ...



SOLAR ANGELS



The *Ego on its own plane*. This Ego is a great *solar angel*, who is the medium of expression for the Monad or pure spirit, just as... personality for the Ego.... From the point of view of man in the three worlds, this Ego, or solar *Lord*, is eternal; he persists throughout the entire cycle of incarnations, just as the personality persists during the tiny physical life cycle. [!?!] Nevertheless, this period of existence is only relatively permanent, and the day dawns when the life which expresses itself through the medium of the Ego , the Thinker , the *Solar Lord* or *Manasadeva* , seeks to loose itself from even this limitation, and to return to the source from which it originally emanated.


Mystery of the Sphinx, of LEO to VIRGO, and tied up with the secret of the *solar Angels.* This is not the mystery of soul and form, but the mystery of the *higher* and *lower* mind and their *relation* to each other.


As the third aspect is consciously developed, man arrives as a knowledge of matter, of substance and of outer creative activity. Then he passes on to a realization of the underlying qualities which the form is intended to reveal, and identifies himself with the *ego*, the *soul* or *solar angel*. This he comes to know as his true self, the real spiritual man. *Later*, he arrives at the realization of the purpose which is working out through the qualities, as they express themselves through the form.


Within the Hall of Ignorance kama-manas rules. ...All seeking thus the selfish fruits of karma must each despise each other; hence strife & greed, ill-will & hatred, death & retribution, karmic invocation &th thunderbolt of vengeance characterize this Hall.

Within the Hall of Learning intellect rules and seeks to guide. Desire of a higher kind, the fruit of manas and its use, supplants th lower kamic urge. ..."Know that the knower greater is than knowledge; the One who seeks is greater than the sought.

Within the Hall of Wisdom the Spirit rules; the One within the lesser ones assumes supreme control. Death is not known within these halls, for its two great gates are passed. Discord and strife both disappear and only harmony is seen. The knowers see themselves as One; they recognize the field wherein knowledge grows as Brahmic dissonance and differentiation. Knowledge they know as method, an instrument of purpose utilized by all and just a germ of eventual recognition. Within this hall union of each with each, blending of one and all, and unity of action, goal and skill marks every high endeavor."


I. Knowledge Petals. First circle.
a. Organized in the Hall of Ignorance.
b. Guided by the force and energy of the Mahachohan.
c. The 3rd group of solar *Pitris* affected.


II. Love Petals. Second circle.
a. Organized in the Hall of Learning.
b. Guided by the *force* of the Bodhisattva.
c. The 2nd group of solar *Lords* affected.


III. Will or Sacrifice Petals. Third circle.
a. Organized in the Hall of Wisdom.
b. Guided by the force and energy of the Manu.
c. The 1st group of solar *Angels* affected.

The three groups of *Agnishvattas* concerned with the evolution of man on the mental level have each a specific function,... and the lowest of the 3 deal primarily with the transmission of force or energy to the 3 permanent atoms.

The permanent atom finds its place within the sphere of influence of one or other of the great devas who are the Raja-Lords of a plane.

The *mental unit*, having a position within the causal body analogous to the planet furthermost from the SUN, ...
PLUTO It governs ...the death or cessation of old ideas and emotions, and its influence is ...largely cerebral ...the clue to its late discovery. Mankind is only on the verge of becoming mental. Its effects are felt first in the mental body.

PLUTO Toward the end of the evolutionary process, PLUTO produces the death of the hindering factors and all that prevents synthesis, of the separative, *instinctual nature*, for this is the factor which lies behind all dualism (*ahamkara*).


The work of the solar *Angels* is of a triple nature:

(1.) Directing the vibration towards the atomic triangle.

... This force is circulated four times around the triangle (this being the fourth round) until the *mental unit* is again contacted and the energy becomes centralized in the *fourth spirilla* of the *mental unit*. Then and only then do the lunar Pitris begin their work, and commence the coordination of the substance which will form the mental sheath,...

...The *fifth spirilla* in the lower two atoms increases its vibration. As we know, there are only four spirillae in the *mental unit* and the moment that that is in full activity, the coordination of the *antaskarana* becomes a possibility....

Pronouncing the mantram which will make possible the 777 incarnations. Each of the figures in this triplicity stands for:

a. A cycle of egoic manifestation. b. A sound enabling Ego to express some subray of egoic ray. c. The three circles of petals which will unfold as the result of incarnation. d. The particular group of *manasadevas* who form the *causal body* of the *Ego*...

Building in the causal body that which is required for its completion.


In these three circles of *petals* lies concealed another clue to the mystery of the 777 incarnations. The figures do not convey an exact number of years but are figurative and symbolical; they are intended to convey the thought of three cycles of varying duration, based upon the septenary nature of the manifesting *monad*.

The 7 incarnations. These [last 7] are those passed upon the *Probationary Path*. ...

a. The permanent atoms have the 4 lower spirillae fully active (2 groups of 2 each) and the *5th* is in process of arousement into equal activity. The triangle is in circulatory action but has not yet achieved its full brightness nor its rotary or 4th dimensional revolution.

b. The *two* circles of petals are "awake," one being wide open and the other on the verge of opening.

At the termination of the 777 incarnations, a man passes through the door of initiation and enters upon a brief synthesizing process, or a final period in which he garners the fruits of experience *in the two first halls*, and transmutes knowledge into wisdom... This period of initiation itself is divided into 7 stages, but only 5 of these concern the evolution of the Ego, just as the five *Kumaras* concern primarily the evolution of Humanity in the system and on this planet. Thus again we have the four exoteric Kumaras, of Whom *two fell*, and the three esoteric, of whom One gathers the life forces of the four exoteric, making with Them the five above mentioned. ... For instance:

a. The Ego synthesizes or gathers in the life forces of the fourfold lower man.

b. The Mahachohan's Ray on EARTH synthesizes the life forces o/t lower 4. This Ray is the 3rd subray of our planetary Ray.

c. The third major Ray of the solar system blends the minor four.

d. The fifth Kumara blends and unites in Himself the work of the lower four.


The absorbing Triangles. This term is applied to the evolutionary schools found located in the three major planets of our system — URANUS, NEPTUNE and SATURN — and to those found in the three major chains, and three major globes in a planetary scheme. The Rulers of these planets, chains and globes are called the "Divine Examiners," and Their work concerns the human kingdom specifically and entirely. They are responsible for the work of ... We might regard the presiding lives in these *departmental schools* as the *custodians of the Path*, and responsible, therefore for the divine Pilgrim during the final stages of the treading of the Path of Evolution. They begin to work with men from the moment they first set foot upon the *Probationary Path* and They continue Their work until the 7th initiation is taken.

The Masters, therefore, Who take pupils for training, are numbered amongst them, whilst the Masters Who do not concern Themselves with individuals and their development are not.


Our Heavenly Men are the transmitters, via their seven schemes, to the seven stars of the PLEIADES. Our solar system is negatively polarized as regards the sun SIRIUS, which influences our entire system *psychically* via the three synthesizing schemes — URANUS, NEPTUNE, SATURN — the latter, SATURN, being the focal point for the transmission of cosmic manas to the entire seven schemes.


The elemental group souls find correspondences in the higher — first, in the human kingdom in the *three main groups of Egos*, in whom the 3 types of energy predominate; again in the 3 main or major planetary groups, and finally in the 3 aspects. Sattvic..3rd K..Solar Logos..URANUS. Rajasic..2nd K..Planetary Logoi..NEPTUNE. Tamasic..1st K..Plane devas..SATURN.


I would here remind you that the MOON is usually regarded as "veiling" or "hiding" some planet and of these there are three which the MOON may be veiling. Here the intuition of the astrologer and of the esoteric student must be called out. These planets are VULCAN, NEPTUNE, or URANUS. These three create and influence certain aspects of the Mother principles, which nourish and feed the life of the inner divine reality until the time comes when the Christ child is brought to the birth. They determine or condition the *physical*, *astral* and *mental* natures, *thus creating the personality*.


SOLAR PITRIS

In his [human's] case, the 4th subplane is the focal point of positive force. On that plane are located the etheric centers of man, which have, in the evolutionary process & in the work of force direction, a relationship to his physical body similar to the relationship which groups of Egos on the mental plane have to the dense physical body of the Logos. This is a profound occult hint.

In the words "*prana and the etheric body*" (or life force and form) we have the key to the mystery of the *solar* and *lunar pitris*, and a hint as to the place of the physical body in the scheme of things.

The *solar Pitris* and devas find their force expression most adequately through man,...

The *lunar Pitris*, and lesser builders from the *systemic* point of view find their fullest expression in the animal kingdom. When they, as the initiatory impulse, had produced animal man, they had performed their prime function, and just as (on a smaller scale in connection with only one of the HMen) the MOON is a dying and decadent world, so on a systemic scale and therefore covering a vast period of time, the work o/t *lunar Pitris* is slowly coming to a conclusion as the power o/t 3rd K ...over the human is being superseded by spiritual power; the systemic correspondence to lunar pitric activity will occultly die out.

We are dealing with: 1. That fifth state of consciousness called the mental plane, 6. The individuality of those Existences whom we call: Agnishvattas, Manasa devas, Fire dhyanis, Solar angels or solar Pitris, the Asuras. Much confusion exists in the minds of students as to the distinction between the Agnishvattas who incarnated in man, and those who simply were responsible for the implanting of the manasic or mental spark in animal man. This opens up for us the entire question of individualization itself, and the incarnation of certain spiritual existences who — when in bodily form — are spoken of as Avatars, as Buddhas of Activity, or as direct manifestations of the Logos. The entire mystery is hidden in the relationship of the individual *Monads* who form the various *centers* in the *body* [2nd aspect] of a planetary Logos and the *self-conscious Identity* [1st aspect] of that planetary Logos Himself. The student must here bear in mind the fact that the mental plane is the first aspect of the dense physical body [3rd aspect] of the planetary Logos, the buddhic plane ...whereon are to be found the etheric centers of a HMan.

It might also be pointed out, as a 3rd necessary statement, that the soul pours its consciously directed energy into the dense physical body through the medium of the etheric or vital body. This instrument is composed of:

1. 7 major centers of force and 49 minor centers.
The major centers are found in the head and up the spinal column. The minor centers are to be found scattered all over the body.

2. The etheric network which is composed of streams of energy, connects all the centers into two systems —one maojr and one minor— and radiates out from these centers all over the entire body. [Meridian system of Chi]

3. The nadis are infinitesimally small threads of energy or force fibers which radiate out from every part of the network and underlie every part of the *triple nervous system*. They are found in their millions, and produce the sensitive response apparatus through which we work and of which the mechanism of the *five senses* is one of the externalizations.


From the angle of Shamballa the centers in a human being resmble a triangle with a point at the center.
From the angle of the Hierarchy, conditions are somewhat different. ...

1. The Point at the center, indicative of the *monadic* life.
2. The related energies of the egoic lotus, conditioned by the *soul*.
3. The sphere of radiation, the emanating influence of the lotus, conditioning the *personality*.
4. The triangle of energy, conditioned by the *Spiritual Triad*.


Lotuses of passion or desire. They are so called because their fundamental nature is embodied love in some one or other form. The bulk of the Monads of Love are among this large group and they are to be seen incarnating in the bulk of the well-to-do, kindly people of the world. They are divided into *five groups*, of whom *three* individualized upon this planet, and *two* were the very latest to individualize upon the moon chain. They have 2 petals unfolded and the 3rd is for them at this time the object of their attention. Many may succeed in unfolding it before the 7th RR of this round but the bulk of them will unfold it in the 2nd RR of the next round [5th], and will stand ready before the close of the round to pass on to the *probationary path*, having unfolded one tier of petals, and organized the 2nd. All these lotuses of the 1st circle are divided into groups but interplay goes on between them; energy in any center produces reflex energy in another. It must be remembered that in closing the door in Atlantean times to the animal kingdom, and the consequent temporary cessation of the forming of any more "bud lotuses" the effect was dual, in directions other than the human or the animal. It was the result of the internal decision on the part of the planetary Logos to turn His attention away from the act of creation on the systemic mental plane to the work of progressive evolution. This caused a cessation of certain types of activity, producing a quiescence in certain of His centers, and an increased activity in others. It also had an effect upon the *solar Angels*, and consequently upon the Heart of the solar system from whence they are drawn. Floods of energy or streams of force from the heart of the sun (the subjective Sun) were arrested and directed elsewhere, while the *Pitris* already active began to center their attention upon the work begun, and temporarily new beginnings were out of order. It must not be forgotten here that the work o/t *solar Pitris* from their point of view, is not primarily the evolution of man, but is the process of their own development within the plan of the solar Logos. The evolution of the human race is, for them, but a method.
Perfected men are in the councils o/t planetary Logos of their particular ray; the *solar Pitris* are in the council o/t solar Logos.

All these will become solar Logoi of varying grades.


5. The *solar Pitris*...The highest 3 groups will become major planetary Logoi; the lower 4 groups will become minor planetary Logoi.
6. The human evolution...To become the *solar Pitris* of another cycle. To follow any of the paths earlier enumerated. Those who become *solar Pitris*, being the bulk of humanity, return to SIRIUS to be breathed out again into activity. [failures]
7. The lunar *Pitris*...To become men. They will in their higher grades pass directly into the animal evolution of the next cycle and so eventually individualize. Their 3 higher grades will become animal-men, and the lower 4 will contribute to the quaternic forms of the men of the next creation.


This leaves Path IV to be accounted for. Upon this Path pass all those who, through devotion and activity combined, achieve the goal but who lack as yet the full development of the manasic principle. This being the solar system of love-wisdom, or of astral buddhic development, the 4th Path includes the larger number of the sons of men. In the hierarchy of our planet the "Lords of Compassion" are numerically greater than the "Masters of the Wisdom." The former must therefore all pass to the sun SIRIUS there to undergo a tremendous *manasic* stimulation, for SIRIUS is the emanating source of manas. There the mystic must go and become what is called "a *spark* of mahatic electricity."


Again, the *solar Angels* complete their initial sacrifice by a final one, and offer themselves upon the fiery altar. The causal body is completely destroyed. The 4 lower groups of *solar Pitris* return to the heart of the subjective sun, or to that inmost center of the system from whence they came, whilst the 3 higher groups are carried (by the force and energy generated in the fiery furnace and blaze, and through the stimulation produced by the blazing forth of the central jewel) straight to the *central spiritual sun*, there to abide until another *kalpa* calls them forth to sacrifice Themselves, this time as *planetary Logoi*. The student must bear in mind that in thinking of the *pitris*, he must ever think in group terms. The *Pitris* who formed the egoic body of a human being do not —alone and isolated— form planetary Logoi. The 49 groups of solar fires concerned in the great work are those spoken of, and they become the *49 planetary Logoi* in connection with *seven solar systems*. In them is hid the mystery of the 3 who become the 16 —united or synthesized by the 17th— a correspondence upon cosmic levels of the 7 with the 8th sphere. This must remain practically an insoluble mystery to man at present.

The 4 groups who found their way to the Heart of the system will reappear as the 4 planetary Logoi who are the 28 and who thus produce the possibility of the 10 of perfection in another series of manifesting systems.


These are the four main groups of devas which come under the influence of any particular Ego ["Transmitters of the Word" on 4th subplane manasic, astral and physical atomic; devas of mental unit and two lower permanent atoms]. They unitedly produce the lower man, and bring into manifestation the Personality, that *reflection* of the Ego and *shadow* of the Monad. The three grades of building *essence* which are built into forms through the activity of the above four groups are here briefly recognized as the mental substance, built into the mental body, the astral substance, built into the astral vehicle and the matter of the physical body. These seven groups form, in their totality, what we might call the Brahma aspect of the microcosm.

From another point of view, we may be considered as studying the action of the solar *Angel*, or *Lord*, upon the *lunar angels*, and the process whereby the solar *Lord* imposes a certain rhythm and vibration upon different aspects of lower manifestation.
The first step of the Ego towards producing a "shadow" is expressed in the word "The Ego sounds his note." ...the lesser "army of the voice" responds immediately to it. According to the tone and quality of the voice, so is the nature of the of the responsive agents. According to the depth or height of the note, and according to its volume, so is the status or grade of building deva which replies to the call.


Methods of Individualization. We have seen how the characteristic method of individualization in this solar system is the result of force emanating from the cosmic mental plane, which sweeps into activity those entities whose function it is to form the body of the ego out of their own living substance on the mental plane and thus, through their own quality and nature, endow human units on the physical plane with the faculty of self-consciousness, thus producing Man. It is their work also to energize the mental units of all men,... and to energize the sheaths of the threefold lower man,... Through the carrying out of this function in the case of the human family, certain planetary and systemic conditions are brought about.

The dense and etheric bodies of the Logos and of the planetary Logoi are merged, and one coherent vehicle of expression is provided for these *cosmic Entities*.

Thus, in the *mahamanvantara*, the 3 methods of individualization in connection w/ our planetary *scheme* are to be seen

a. In the moon chain, the gradual evolution of self-consciousness under natural law.
b. In the Earth chain that of achieved self-consciousness thru the aid of extraneous agencies. .th distinctive method of this system.
c. In the next round and chain the method will be abstraction through will power, but this in an embryonic manner.
... They [these three methods] mark the gradual control by the Logos on cosmic levels of His threefold lower nature. ...


The *solar Pitris*, therefore, could give to man his consciousness; the *lunar Pitris* could give to him the instinctual consciousness of his vehicles. In their aggregate in all the kingdoms of nature, on this planet and elsewhere, they give to the planetary Logos and to the solar Logos the sumtotal of the form consciousness of Their respective bodies. This is the case in every scheme in the system, but in the Earth chain a peculiar condition of affairs was brought about through the planetary failure coincident with the moon chain; this is the cause of the present balancing of forces on this chain [the dual EARTH chain]. The *4th chain* in every scheme sees the work of the *solar Pitris* in connection with man begun. It sees also the *Pitris* of his sheaths in activity through the impulse given by the *solar Angels*.

But individualization as we understand it is not yet effected. This process of radioactivity on the part of the lower, and of a downflow of energy from the higher, covers a long period wherein the solar *Angels* are working on Their Own plane and the lower *Pitris* are also working on theirs; one group is producing the nucleus of the egoic body, and the other the receptacle for the life of God, or the *Monad* in the three worlds.


We enter now upon one of the most vitally practical parts of our Treatise on Fire, that which deals with the building of the *causal body*, or body of manifestation of the *Ego*. It concerns the work of the solar *Angels*, or the true self-conscious *Identity*, man. ... We have studied somewhat the constitution of the *Triangles*, or *Pitris*, Who, through self-sacrifice, endow man with self-consciousness, building his egoic vehicle out of Their own essence. We have touched briefly upon the lunar Pitris, who endow man with his lower sheaths and principles through which the energy of the solar *Lords* may make itself felt,

The work of the solar *Angels* is of a triple nature:

(1.) Directing the vibration towards the atomic triangle.
... This force is circulated four times around the triangle (this being the fourth round) until the *mental unit* is again contacted and the energy becomes centralized in the 4th spirilla of the *mental unit*. Then and only then do the lunar Pitris begin their work, and commence the coordination of the substance which will form the mental sheath,...
...The 5th spirilla in the lower two atoms increases its vibration. As we know, there are only four spirillae in the *mental unit* and the moment that that is in full activity, the coordination of the *antaskarana* becomes a possibility....

(2.) Pronouncing the mantram which will make possible the 777 incarnations. Each of the figures in this triplicity stands for:
a. A cycle of egoic manifestation. b. A sound enabling Ego to express some subray of egoic ray. c. The three circles of petals which will unfold as the result of incarnation. d. The particular group of *manasadevas* who form the *causal body* of the *Ego*...

(3.) Building in the causal body that which is required for its completion.


The *Manasadevas* are themselves energized by force from the *cosmic mental plane* — a force which has been in operation ever since the individualization of the solar Logos in kalpas far distant. They, in Their corporate nature, embody the will or purpose of the Logos, and are the *cosmic "prototypes*" of our solar *Angels*. The solar Angels on the *mental plane of the system* embody as much of that will and purpose as the Logos can work through in one single incarnation and as They, in Their groups, can develop. They work [the cosmic Manasadevas through the solar Angels], therefore, *through* egoic groups and *primarily*, *after individualization*, upon the *mental units* of the separated identities who go to the constituency of the groups. This is Their secondary work. ...

Secondly, they work through the *mental units*, impressing upon that atom that portion, microscopic as it may be, of the logoic purpose which the individual can work out on the physical plane. ...After the 3rd init., the will or purpose aspect predominates.

It might here be noted that it is the positive force of the *Manasadevas* that produces initiation. Their function is embodied by the *Hierophant*. He, seeing before Him the vehicle for *buddhi*, passes the voltage from the higher planes through His body, and by means of the Rod (charged with positive manasic force) transmits this higher manasic energy to the initiate so that he is enabled to know consciously and to recognize the plan for his group-center through the immensely increased stimulation. This force descends from the manasic permanent atom via the *antaskarana* and is directed to whichever center the Hierophant — under the Law — sees should be stimulated. He stabilizes the force, and regulates its flow as it circulates throughout the egoic Lotus, so that when the work of unfoldment is accomplished the *6th principle* at the Heart of the lotus can stand revealed. ...

Equally so in the next solar system, individualization (if such an inadequate term may be applied to a state of consciousness inconceivable even to an initiate of the 3rd Initiation) will not be possible until the *second or sixth stage of Pleroma*. Consciousness will blaze forth then on the *Monadic plane*, and it will be *the plane of individualization*. All states of consciousness below that high level will be to the Logos what the consciousness of the three worlds is to Him now. Just as the physical body of man is not a principle, so all planes at this time below the fourth cosmic ether are not considered by the Logos to be a principle.

Our present solar *Angels* or fire devas will then have a position analogous to that of the lunar *Pitris* now, for all will form a part of the divine consciousness, and yet, will be esoterically considered as "below the threshold" of consciousness.


Individualization in the next round will begin to show indications of the third method, — that of the *next system*. This method has been described as that of "occult abstraction." It will concern itself with the withdrawal from out o/t lowest type of the then existing men (through knowledge of the etheric constitution of the body) o/t vitality latent in it, and a temporary turning of that latent fire in the increase of the activity o/t germ or spark of mind; this will be effected by a dynamic action o/t will. ...


We should ...study carefully the following statement ...concerned w/ kama-manas, & wch deals w/the conditions wch produce individualization, or which call forth into self-conscious Being the Monads seeking full self-expression. It is as follows:

Only as the heart center of a Heavenly Man (each in His cycle and each differing cyclically) becomes vitalized and attains a certain vibratory capacity does the individualization of the Monads become possible under the Law.

Again, it is only as the threefold dense physical body of a planetary Logos (...our three worlds, the mental, astral and dense physical planes) has reached a corresponding vibration and retraced the cyclic development of the previous mahamanvantara, that there is produced that vibratory contact which causes the shining out upon the mental plane of the *egoic groups*.

This life vibration emanates from *the soul of the mother* (the correspondence to the *Pleroma* or *universal soul*) and is coincident with the awakening of the *3rd spirilla* in the permanent physical atom of the infant. ...all the preceding stages are *rapidly* recapitulated, and just as in the prenatal period the foetus recapitulates during the formative process the history of the preceding *kingdoms*, so in the solar system a similar procedure can be seen. (Note: These [lower] three planes are the correspondences to the three lower spirillae in the physical permanent atom of the solar Logos and the planetary Logos.)


Love is the right apprehension of the uses and purposes of form, and of the energies involved in form-building, the utilization of form, and the eventual dissipation of the superseded form. ...and it necessitates the development of those powers within man which will make him a conscious Builder, a *solar Pitri* of a coming cycle. This is one of the great revelations at initiation: the unveiling to the initiate of the particular cosmic center whence emanates the type of force or energy which he, the initiate, will be concerned with when he becomes in due course of time a *solar Pitri*, or divine *manasaputra* to a coming humanity. Hence he must have, not only knowledge, but the energy of love likewise to enable him to perform the function of linking the higher three and the lower four of a future race of men at some distant period, thus permitting of their individualizing through the sacrifice of his own fully conscious middle principle.


This work of destruction [of glamour] the Great Ones are bringing about in four main ways:

By stimulating the egoic bodies of men so that the *solar Angels* may carry on with greater precision and force their conflict with the lunar gods. This is the true war in heaven. As the solar Godsfn descend ever nearer to the physical plane, and in their descent assume a steadily increasing control of the lunar natures, the thoughts and desires of men are consequently purified and refined. The solar fires put out the lunar light, and the lower nature is eventually purified and transmuted. In time the *solar Angels* blaze forth in all their glory through the medium of the lower nature on the physical plane, that lower nature providing fuel to the flames. The hated "Dweller on the Threshold" thus gradually dies for lack of sustenance, and disintegrates for lack of vitality, and man is set free.

At present much of the manipulation of mental matter and its direction into forms of some kind or another emanates from lower levels, and is the result of powerful desire based on physical attraction. The desire bodies, and not the mental bodies of the majority of men are the most powerful, and set up such a strong vibration (due to the force of two groups of lunar lords) that the third group of lunar entities who construct the mental body are swept into a willing response, and the whole threefold lower nature is immediately engaged in the dire process of feeding the dreaded "Dweller." This direction of energy follows the line of least resistance. One of the primary works of the *Ego*, as we well know, is to impose a new rhythm upon his shadow and reflection, the lower man, and it is this imposition which in tim deflects energy away from man's distorted creation, and brings his vibration into tune with that of his *solar Angel*.

The devas who are the sumtotal of the energy of substance itself care not what form they build. They are irresponsibly responsive to energy currents, and theirs is not the problem of dealing with sources of energy. Therefore, the place of man in the cosmic plan becomes more vital and apparent when it is realized that one of his main responsibilities is the direction of energy current from the mental plane, and the creation of that which is desired on higher levels. Men, as a whole, are undergoing evolutionary development in order that they may become conscious creators in matter.


The thought forms of the majority of human beings are energized from no such high source, but find their active impulse emanating from either the solar plexus, or the still lower organs of generation.

It is this constant stream of emotional or sexual energy which is responsible for the chaotic conditions of the present; the balance is not preserved... These forms, which scarce merit the prefix "thought," being largely kamic with an admixture of the lowest grade [7th] of mental matter, are responsible for the heavy, slow vibrating or pulsating fog or cloak which envelops the human family, and which produces much of the present evil, crime and mental lethargy. People are mainly polarized in the astral body, as we know, and the lower centers are the most active;

It should be remembered here that only cosmic and solar *lords* formulate thoughts. The lunar Lords and all lesser intelligences do not do so. Therefore, the two above mentioned groups come under karmic law. They only are self-conscious, and therefore responsible. Where self-consciousness is not, there is no resopnsibility. Hence animals are notheld to be responsible.


LUNAR LORDS, ANGELS, and PITRIS


I would have you take notice of the importance of form activity. It is the Form which shatters the connection (the usually despised, belittled, frustrated form is that which performs the final act), bringing complete liberation. The "*Lunar Lord*" of the personality has achieved his goal, and those elements which have composed his three vehicles (physical, astral, mental), together with the life principle, will constitute the atomic substance of the first body of manifestation of some soul seeking incarnation for the first time. This is closely related to the abstruse subject of the *permanent atoms*. It marks a moment of high initiation for this *Lunar Lord* when he shatters the connection and severs all relation w/ the hitherto informing soul. He is no longer just a shadow, but has now those qualities which make him "substantial" (in the esoteric sense) and a new factor in time and space.


The Agnichaitans, the Agnisuryans, and the *Agnishvattas*. They are concerned primarily with the evolution of the dense body of the Logos, the liquid, gaseous and dense subplanes of the cosmic physical, or the three worlds of human endeavor;... Finally they are concerned with the evolution of *consciousness* in the three worlds, and particularly with the individualization of the human unit of consciousness, and with the vitalization of the centers in the body of the HMan with Whom we are peculiarly connected.

These *lunar Pitris* embody the substance of man's lower bodies, just as the solar Pitris sacrifice themselves to give him his egoic body, and his consciousness. They are substance in its *dual* aspect, and the *Lunar Pitris* in their higher grades are the positive energy of atomic substance, and in their lower are the negative aspect of the same substance. They might be considered, in connection with man, as triple in their ranks:

a. The highest group of all receives the energy from the higher levels, and ensouls the *spirillae* of the *three permanent atoms.*
b. The 2nd group, being the positive energy that attracts, builds and forms the body of man on the three planes.
c. The lowest group are the negative aspect of energized substance and the matter of the three sheaths.


It will have been noted that in the enumeration of these 2 main groups, we did not touch upon that great group of Builders who are called esoterically "Those who transmit the Word." I have only dealt with the 2 groups who constitute the "*Army of the Voice.*" This is due to the fact that in this section we are only dealing with that army, or with those builders, great and small, who are swept into activity as the Word of the physical plane sounds forth. The "*Transmitters of the Word*" upon the *1st subplane or atomic level* are those who take up the vibratory sound as it reaches them from the astral plane and —passing it through their bod*ies*— send it forth to the remaining subplanes. These transmitters may be, for the purposes of clarity, considered as 7 in number. In their totality they form the atomic physical bodies of the Raja Lord of the plane and in a peculiarly occult sense these 7 form (in their major differentiations on etheric levels) the sumtotal of the etheric centers of all human beings, just as on the cosmic etheric levels are found the centers of a HMan.


The 2nd consideration is the karma and life-history of the *planetary entity*. He sleeps and awakes; he is the embodiment of tamas, and as he progresses and evolves so do the lower kingdoms.

The *lunar pitris* are to the *planetary entity* what the three major centers are to man or to the Logoi. The *lunar Pitris* who contribute the human form are (to the planetary entity) the correspondence to the head center. Those who are the fathers of the vegetable forms correspond to his heart center, whilst the Pitris of the mineral kingdom are analogous to the throat center. This is all very obscure but hints of much value lie here.



MENTAL UNIT, PERMANENT ATOMS, and EGOS


The *mental body* is composed of only four types of essence, whereas the astral body and the physical are formed of seven types. The devas who compose this body are grouped together as "the cohorts of the 4th order" and have a close connection with that group of *cosmic Lives* who (through the impress of their influence upon solar matter) are responsible for that fact that our system is a system of the 4th order. This group of Lives is manipulated and controlled, in the macrocosmic sense, from cosmic mental levels via the central spiritual sun, and through what is called in esoteric parlance "the 4th solar cavity." If students will meditate upon the nature of the human heart and its various divisions, and particularly upon one o/t valves, light upon this complex problem may be forthcoming. There is a constant inflow of energy from these great Entities on cosmic mental levels; this inflow is the very life itself of the *solar units* who are the sumtotal of the four lower subplanes of the mental plane, and consequently the life of the individual units who form the mental bodies of all human beings.

These are the four main groups of devas which come under the influence of any particular *Ego* ["Transmitters of the Word" on *4th subplane* manasic, astral and physical atomic; devas of mental unit and two lower permanent atoms]. They unitedly produce the lower man, and bring into manifestation the Personality, that *reflection* of the Ego and *shadow* of the Monad. The three grades of building *essence* which are built into forms through the activity of the above *four* groups are here briefly recognized as the mental substance, built into the mental body, the astral substance, built into the astral vehicle and the matter of the physical body. These seven groups form, in their totality, what we might call the Brahma aspect of the microcosm.

From another point of view, we may be considered as studying the action of the solar *Angel*, or *Lord*, upon the lunar angels, and the process whereby the solar *Lord* imposes a certain rhythm and vibration upon different aspects of lower manifestation.

The first step of the Ego towards producing a "shadow" is expressed in the word "The Ego sounds his note." ...the lesser "army of the voice" responds immediately to it. According to the tone and quality of the voice, so is the nature of the of the responsive agents. According to the depth or height of the note, and according to its volume, so is the status or grade of building deva which replies to the call.


At the base of the lotus petals are three points of light which mark the position of the *permanent atoms*, and which are the medium of communication between the solar Angels and the lunar Pitris. By means of these permanent atoms the Ego, according to its state of evolution can construct his lunar bodies, acquire knowledge on the lower three planes, and thus buy his experience, and becomes aware. On a higher turn of the spiral, the *Monad* through the egoic petals, and thus with the aid of the solar Angels, acquires knowledge and equally on more exalted levels becomes aware.

The physical body, the synthesis upon the physical plane of the force pouring through into manifestation through the three permanent atoms. ...


The appearance, and the final disappearance, of any manifested Life is intimately concerned with the possession, the evolutionary development, and the final disintegration, o/t permanent atom. *Permanent atoms*, as the term is usually understood, are the property of those lives only who have achieved *self-consciousness*, or individuality, and therefore relative permanence in time and space. The permanent atom may be viewed as the focal point of manifestation on any particular plane. It serves, if I may use so peculiar a term, as the anchor for any particular individual in any particular sphere, and this is true of the three great groups of self-conscious Lives: a. The incarnating Jivas, or human beings, b. The planetary Logoi, c. The solar Logos.

Again, forms differ as do kingdoms according to the nature of the force flowing through them. In the animal kingdom that which corresponds to the *permanent atom* responds to force of an *involutionary* character, emanating from a particular group. The human *permanent atom* responds to force emanating from a group on the *evolutionary* arc and the Ray of a particular planetary Logos in Whose body a human *Monad* has a definite place.


As regards the solar Logos manifesting in the system, we are concerned with but one permanent atom, and this is His physical permanent atom. ...but we cannot penetrate the secret as yet of His three lower permanent atoms as they function as a unity within His causal vehicle. Until we can do this it is useless for us to conjecture as to His fundamental Being.

The *mental unit* is in a unique and peculiar position as regards man, the Thinker in the causal body. ...In connection with the HMen we have a secondary manifestation, and on the buddhic plane we have Their *3rd aspect* found, leaving for Their paramount manifestation of force, the cosmic gaseous plane, or the manasic plane; They are essentially the divine Thinkers, the *Manasaputras*. In connection, therefore with the Microcosm, viewing him as part of a *center* in the *body* of a *HMan*, we have a *lesser descent* within the gaseous or fire manifestation of a solar *Lord*. This concerns the three higher *subplanes* of what might be considered as the manifestation of Man's three higher aspects in mental matter, whilst on the *4th subplane* we have the *mental centers* of man within the periphery of his mental body, of which the *mental unit* is the unifying factor. This is —as has been earlier said— a deep mystery, and one that can be no further amplified.


The various alignments result in the transmission of energy in the first case from the manasic permanent atom, and in the second case from the buddhic permanent atom. It will be apparent, therefore, how important it is that the student duly considers the process of bringing about a uniform alignment, and a conscious appreciation of the vibratory processes of these two groups. ...the energy of the manasic permanent atom, for the force of *Mahat* (of which Manas is an expression) is closely connected with what is erroneously called "evil." *Mahat* and cosmic Evil have a close connection.

The first group of alignments, when not balanced by the second group, is the line of the black magician; it will lead him eventually out of the stream of 5-fold energy we call manasic on to the cosmic path of *fohatic energy*, the strictly *mahatic*.

The subject is most intricate, but some light may come, if we remember that manas on the mental plane is found in two expressions:— the *mental unit* on the form levels and the *manasic permanent atom* on the formless planes. These two types of manas may be regarded as embodying the qualities of the two kinds, white and black.


The 4th plane, the buddhic, by the aid of manas, will gradually be realized. This will be done as manas is transmuted into wisdom. By a few in this round the 5th principle will be superseded by the principle of buddhi. Right on from now till the middle of the next round there will be an overlapping of the four and the five —manas and the buddhic principle— thus making the nine, or perfected man, the initiate.

It might also be remarked that more and more will the control of the 4th Kumara be evidenced and felt. On this I cannot enlarge, being only permitted to make the statement.
The consciousness of the mass o/t human family will gradually pass on to the *4th subplane* o/t mental plane, and be more and more controlled by purely concrete mind. Unless this is paralleled by a steady influx of egos on to the *buddhic plane* in conscious activity, and thus out of the control of manas pure and simple, a very serious condition will have to be handled by the Hierarchy.


This fifth Hierarchy of *Agnishvattas* in their many grades embody the "I principle" and are the producers of self-consciousness, and the builders of man's body of realization. In time and space, and on the mental plane, they are Man himself in essential essence; they enable him to build his own body of causes, to unfold his own egoic lotus, and gradually to free himself from the limitations of the form which he has constructed, and thus to put himself... into the line of another type of energy, that of buddhi. ...through Their work man can become *conscious without the manasic vehicle*, for manas is but the form through which a higher principle is making itself known.


All that I have here said anent this "Dweller on the Threshold" of the Path between the two great kingdoms, the 4th and the 5th, can be studied by the student with a personal application. Facing each earnest aspirant to the Mysteries is that vitalized form which he has himself constructed and nourished during the course of his previous incarnations, and which represents the sumtotal of his evil desires, motives and thoughts. For ages it has vampirized him, and for ages it has represented that which he has failed to achieve. It affects not only himself but also all those units whom he contacts and meets. In its destruction he has to pursue methods similar to those followed by the Great Ones, and through the increasing power of his *solar Angel*, through the force of his Ego, and through a study of law, the knowledge of the power of sound, and the control of speech, he will eventually bring about its disintegration.


The heart centre corresponds to the "heart of the Sun," and therefore to the spiritual source of light and love. ...

Thinking in the heart becomes truly possible only when the mental faculties have been adequately developed and have reached a fairly high stage of unfoldment. Feeling in the heart is often confused with thinking. The ability to think in the heart is the result of the process of transmuting desire into love during the task of elevating the forces of the solar plexus into the heart center. Heart thinking is also one of the indications that the higher aspect of the heart center, the 12-petalled lotus found at the very center of the 1000-petalled lotus, has reached a point of real activity. Thinking as a result of correct feeling is then substituted for personal sensitivity. It gives us the first faint indications, likewise, of that state of being which is characteristic of the monad and which cannot be called consciousness — as we understand the term.







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