Fellowship of Cosmic Fire

Commentary Semester VI Section I

TCF 567- 574: S6S1
27 September – 11 October 2007


(Most of the Tibetan’s text is put in font 16, to provide better legibility when projected during classes. Footnotes and references from other AAB Books and from other pages of TCF are put in font 14. Commentary appears in font 12. Underlining, Bolding and Highlighting by MDR)

It is suggested that this Commentary be read with the TCF book handy, for the sake of continuity. As analysis of the text is pursued, many paragraphs are divided, and the compact presentation in the book, itself, will convey the overall meaning of the paragraph.


2. The Laws of Thought.

There are three great laws, that we might term the funda­mental laws of the cosmos, of that greater system (recog­nised by all astronomers), of which we form a part, and seven laws inherent in the solar system.


1.            It is always difficult to know exactly what Master DK means by “cosmos”. Sometimes it seems as if He is speaking of our relatively ‘local’ cosmic system. At other times, He seems to suggest “all stars and starry systems”.


The wheel of the universe, or the sumtotal of all stars and starry systems. (TCF 1085)


2.            In any case, the term “cosmos” always refers to that which lies beyond our solar system.

3.            In any case the three cosmic laws usually referenced are:

a.    The Law of Synthesis

b.    The Law of Attraction

c.    The Law of Economy


  These seven we might consider secondary laws, though, from the standpoint of humanity, they appear as major ones.


4.            It is only natural that, from the human standpoint, these systemic laws be considered major laws. They are applicable to all planets in our solar system and, as human beings, we have not even attained planetary consciousness.


a. Three Cosmic Laws.  The first of the cosmic laws is the Law of Synthesis.  It is almost impossible for those of us who have not the buddhic faculty in any way developed, to com­prehend the scope of this law.


5.            We are to understand that the buddhic plane is the first of the synthetic planes. The planet Neptune rules the buddhic plane and it is a planet of synthesis, eliminating boundaries and fusing all things together.

6.            Saturn, Neptune and Uranus are the “three synthesizing planets”, but the highest sub-plane of the mental plane (associated in part with Saturn) is not yet considered a plane of synthesis, though it is a plane of encompassing abstract comprehension.


  It is the law that demon­strates the fact that all things—abstract and concrete—exist as one;


7.            “Let the group know that life is one and naught can ever take or touch that life.”

8.            “Let the group know there are no other selves.”


 it is the law governing the thought form of that One of the cosmic Logoi [Page 568] in Whose consciousness both our system, and our greater centre, have a part.


9.            Our system is our own solar system.

10.         Our “greater centre” is the Cosmic Logos in Whom our Solar Logos is as a chakra.

11.         The Cosmic Logos here referred to is the One About Whom Naught May Be Said—a Deity for Whom constellations and their Logoi are as chakras. We may remember that on Chart Vehicle (TCF 344), the terms “Cosmic Logoi” and “Solar Logoi” are subject to a ‘magnitude blind’. These terms as used on that Chart designate Entities much larger than the terms usually designate.

12.         The only way that this hypothesis might not be true is if the phrase “our greater centre” refers to the star Sirius, but this seems less likely.

13.         If the Cosmic Logos here referenced is indeed our One About Whom Naught May Be Said, then it is a different kind of Cosmic Logos than is referenced on TCF 293; it is one order higher than the Cosmic Logos tabulated on that page.

14.         It may seem that we are giving excessive attention to terminology, but if we are not careful we will misinterpret greatly because we will have fallen into a ‘magnitude blind’ and not have realized it.


  It [the Law of Synthesis] is a unit of His thought, a thought form in its entirety, a concrete whole, and not the differentiated process that we feel our evolving system to be.


15.         DK still seems to be speaking of the Law of Synthesis, calling it, apparently a “unit” in the thought of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said (here deemed a “Cosmic Logos” even thought it is really a ‘Super-Cosmic Logos’.

16.         This law is a very subtle thoughtform; all laws are the expression of the will of some greater Entity, and that will is expressed in thought. That thought, however, is not at all concrete as are most thoughtforms we consider.

17.         In fact, this “unit of His thought’ would, perhaps, be better designated as an idea which is a higher ‘Form’, in the sense that Plato designated the “Forms” (i.e., Archetypes).

18.         We note that this “whole” is not a conceptual whole but a “concrete” whole—its wholeness is utterly real and leaves no room for any real differentiation. Differentiation there appears to be, but it cannot violate the factual, concrete wholeness of the Great Whole.

  It is the sumtotal, the centre and the periphery, and the circle of manifestation regarded as a unit.


19.         The Law of Synthesis applies to the sumtotal, including the center and the periphery and the two, together, regarded as one.

20.         When a consciousness is under the impression of the Law of Synthesis, all difference is hidden, all form is blotted out.


The second law is the Law of Attraction and Repulsion. 


21.         The Law of Attraction is the second cosmic law.

22.         This great law operates on many different levels, from macrocosmic to microcosmic to microscopic.


Funda­mentally, the law describes the compelling force of attraction that holds our solar system to the Sirian;


23.         Just as there is a great attraction existing between our solar system and the Sirian solar system, so we may infer a similar attraction (though of far reduced intensity) between our planet the Earth and the planet Venus.

24.         We have to remember that both Logoi, our Logos, Sol, and the Logos of the star Sirius are strongly conditioned by the second ray—our Logos in His soul and personality and the Sirian Logos (hypothetically) in His personality and major monadic Ray.

25.         We notice the word “compelling”; it would seem that for the units engaged, the Law of Attraction is very hard to escape.

26.         Some theorists have suggested that Sirius (A and B) should be considered a kind of ajna center in the Cosmic Logos Who contains both Sirius and Sol. Given the proposed fifth ray soul of Sirius and a monadic ray which renders fitting His appellation as “The Cosmic Christ”, there is reason for this suggestion.

27.         But it is not the only suggestion and there is good reason also to consider Sirius as the head center of that particular Cosmic Logos.

28.         We note that the Law of Attraction does not hold our Sun as a body revolving around the Sirian system, but only holds our solar system to the Sirian. This is a distinction from the ‘orbital compulsions’ listed immediately below.


 that holds our planets revolving around our central unit, the sun; that holds the lesser systems of atomic and molecular matter circulating around a centre in the planet; and that holds the matter of all physical plane bodies, and that of the subtle bodies co-ordinated around their microcosmic centre.


29.         How are we told that Law of Attraction operates:

a.    It holds our system to the Sirian system

b.    It holds our planets revolving around the sun

c.    It holds lesser systems of atomic and molecular matter circulating around a center in the planet

d.    It holds all matter of all physical plane bodies and subtle bodies “coordinated” around their microcosmic center. Note here, we are not speaking of revolution, but of ‘held coordination’


30.         Careful reading reveals that the Law of Attraction operates in at least three ways:

a.    It holds to

b.    It promotes revolution

c.    It holds in coordination

31.         It is obvious how carefully the Tibetan is choosing His words. Casual reading will miss the subtle differences.

32.         If the Law of Attraction were not operative, orbits could not be maintained. Were the law to cease, revolving bodies (apparently in orbit) would fly off at a tangent.

33.         There is the implication that within the planet a center exists around which all atomic and molecular matter circulates. We could consider this center the center of a spherical plane or sub-plane, however, if atomic and molecular matter is locked in a form (and is not free planar or sub-planar matter) would it still circulate around this center, or only when released into the “reservoir” through the death of the form?

34.         When DK speaks of “physical plane bodies” does He speak of the many kinds of physical plane bodies on our planet (for each incarnated entity has a physical plane body), or does He suggest that within the same entity there are a number of physical plane bodies corresponding to the sub-planes of the physical-etheric plane?

35.         Is the “microcosmic center” here referenced the permanent atom which is the controlling point within each of these physical and subtle bodies?


The third law is the Law of Economy, and is the law which adjusts all that concerns the material and spiritual evolution of the cosmos to the best possible advantage and with the least expenditure of force.


36.         We see and understand that the Law of Economy does not concern only the material evolution but is an intelligent law adjusting the two poles of divinity to each other.

37.         The Law of Economy works on behalf of the Divine Purpose; the forces adjusted are adjusted to best possible advantage with respect to the Divine Purpose.

38.         Under the Law of Economy waste is eschewed so that there will be no dearth of energy with which to accomplish the objectives of the E/entity concerned.


  It makes perfect each atom of time, and each eternal period, and carries all onward, and upward, and through, with the least possible effort, with the proper adjustment of equilibrium, and with the necessary rate of rhythm.


39.         Here, again, is a powerfully occult section of text.

40.         We shall see that Master DK is speaking in the language of quantum mechanics, seeing time as ‘quantized’. The suggestion is that time (within the entirety of the Great Universe) is not infinitely divisible.

41.         Another name for an “atom of time” is an “ultimate particle-event” (cf. Infinitization of Selfhood).

42.         What does it mean that an “atom of time” or an “eternal period” will be made perfect? May it be that all relationships to be perfected within the unit of time are, in fact, perfected—i.e., brought into archetypal relationship?

43.         The three motions of which we are told are “onward”, “upward” and “through”.

a.    “Onward” signifies progressive participation in progressive unfoldments of the Purpose-intended pattern.

b.    “Upward” signifies the increase of frequency which signals every evolutionary process.

c.    “Through” signifies the penetration of ring-pass-nots—a process admitting to ever higher dimensions in which expression becomes newly possible.

44.         The Law of Economy is closely related to the third ray sign, Libra. As all progresses “onward”, “upward” and “through”, no long-enduring violation of equilibrium is permitted; otherwise the correct manifestation of ‘Purpose-through-Plan’ is compromised.

45.         Right adjustment between all variables is achieved when they uphold the intended rhythm in relation to each other. When the proper cycles are ‘relationally sustained’ then equilibrium and harmony prevail.

46.         All frequencies are based on rhythmic action. Rhythm-as-frequency determines quality. Quality is born of rhythmic interplay.

47.         The Law of Economy, rightly executed, creates and upholds the intended ‘quality of the moment’. As moments change, quality changes as well. Quality arises through the nature of relationship, and thus the nature of relationship is dependent upon the rhythmic interplay of the ‘engaged constituents’.


 Unevenness of rhythm is really an illusion of time, and does not exist in the cosmic centre.  We need to ponder on this, for it holds the secret of peace, and we need to grasp the significance of that word through, for it describes the next racial expansion of consciousness, and has an occult meaning.


48.         In the “cosmic center” all proceeds according to rhythms dictated by the Divine Will of the Entity Who works through that cosmic center. At that center all proceeds in concordance.

49.         There are a number of ever-greater, ever-receding cosmic centers in each of which the “unevenness of rhythm” is more and more reduced.

50.         For practical purposes and from a planetary perspective, Shamballa can be considered such a center; at least it is a center of “peace” and, so, some of the unevenness of rhythm must be reduced.

51.         Many diverse rhythms are noticed by consciousness. Is diversity what DK means by “unevenness”? Or does He mean fluctuations within a frequency which should be sustained according to the Plan?

52.         Emanation proceeds through diversification of rhythm (all rhythms being divisions of the one Great Breath).

53.         Diversified though the rhythm of ‘descending entities’ may be, we can presume that the Plan (as conceived at the cosmic center) does not intend to produce aberrant fluctuations which are as disturbing to the Divine Harmony. Archetypal relationships do not fluctuate unpredictably.

54.         The thought about “peace” is difficult to penetrate. May we say that “peace” is based upon the establishing of divinely intended rhythms? Rhythms are frequencies and frequencies brought into relationship produce either discord or harmony.

55.         The rhythm which prevails at the cosmic center when achieved by units hitherto subjected to diversified ‘outer’ rhythms may indicate the ‘finding’ of peace.

56.         With respect to the word “through”, it is as if the illusions of time and space will be penetrated. The Perceiver will use a new type of consciousness which will penetrate or negate the seemingly impenetrable barriers presented to the Perceiver by our presently limited state of consciousness. We know that forms as they seem are not really as they seem. The possibility exists to penetrate this ‘seeming’ and arrive at a truer understanding of that which substands the appearance of form. That which substands the ‘world of appearances’ will be presented to a more sensitive consciousness.

57.         DK seems to be suggesting that there is a form of consciousness developing which will negate the apparent solidity of matter. We will be able, by seeing through to see within.

58.         This type of possible penetration ‘through’ the illusion of matter is dealt with in the Secret Doctrine.


In the nomenclature of these laws much is lost, for it is well nigh impossible to resolve abstractions into the terms of speech, and not lose the inner sense in the process.


59.         This is a very important statement. We are likely to have much confidence in the value of such high sounding names as: the Law of Synthesis, the Law of Attraction; the Law of Economy. From the Tibetan’s perspective, however, these names are deficient. Abstractions have a perceivable reality all their own (perceivable, at last, to a high Initiate)—a reality which cannot be captured by combinations of lower sounds.

60.         What is necessary is to observe at first hand the internal processes indicated by these three laws. Only then will the speech indicating them become truly meaningful.


  In these laws we again have the threefold idea demonstrated, and the correspondence, as might be expected, holds good.

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The Law of Synthesis The Will Aspect            1st Aspect.

The Law of Attraction  The Love Aspect                   2nd Aspect.

The Law of Economy  The Activity Aspect     3rd Aspect.


61.         These are the standard correspondences with which we are very familiar.

62.         We might ask: “If synthesis is of the will aspect, can it be said that it pertains to Spirit—Spirit being the essence which is even greater than will?”

63.         We might return to the idea that laws express the will of great Entities, and that will is embodied in a thoughtform which, sustained, becomes the law.


b. Seven Systemic Laws.—Subsidiary to the three major laws, we find the seven laws of our solar system.  Again we find the law of analogy elucidating, and the three becoming the seven as elsewhere in the logoic scheme.


64.         We note in the enumeration of these laws (cosmic and systemic) that the three exist independently and ‘above’ the seven. It has been questioned by some theorists whether the greater three are somehow incorporated in the seven.

65.         It is quite clear, here, that the greater three are independent of the lesser seven; however, the first three of the lesser seven are, no doubt, allied to the great three.

66.         This would mean that:

a.    The Law of Synthesis would correlate with the Law of Vibration

b.    The Law of Attraction would  correlate with the Law of Cohesion

c.    The Law of Economy would correlate with the Law of Disintegration

67.         Justifications can be offered for these correlations. The second correlation is easy to see, as the second ray is so obviously present in cohesion. With regard to the "Law of Vibration", it is uniformity of vibration which determines synthesis. Complementarity of vibration determines unity. The term “unity” is sometimes meant to indicate “oneness” just as is the term “synthesis”.

68.         The original three become the seven in this way:

a.    The first of the greater three reflects itself directly as the first of the lesser seven.

b.    The second of the greater three reflects itself directly as the second of the lesser seven.

c.    The third of the greater three reflects itself directly as the third of the lesser seven.

d.    The first and second of the lesser seven combine to produce the fourth in the series of seven.

e.    The first and third of the lesser seven combine to produce the fifth in the series of seven.

f.     The second and third of the lesser seven combine to produce the sixth in the series of seven. (Some theorists might reverse the processes which produced the lesser fourth and sixth relating the fourth to the combination of the second and third, and the sixth to the combination of the first and second.

g.    The first, second and third of the lesser seven combine (is it in equal measure?) to produce the seventh in the series of seven.


In each of these seven laws we find an interesting cor­rela­tion with the seven planes.  They are:


1. The Law of Vibration, the basis of manifestation, starting on the first plane.  This is the atomic law of the system, in the same sense that on each of our planes the first subplane is the atomic plane.


54.         The Law of Vibration rules that sub-plane whereon the keynote or measure for any sevenfold system of planes is set. Of course, each sub-plane has its keynote as well, and in this way is responsive to the Law of Vibration

55.         The frequency of atomic sub-plane matter on each plane determines the frequencies of all molecular combinations of such matter—i.e., the matter or the lower six sub-planes.

56.         We can correlate the Law of Vibration especially with the planet Vulcan which, through impact resulting in ‘displacement of center’, sets all matter vibrating.

57.         From another perspective, the planet Uranus can be correlated with this law. Let us remember that Aquarius, ruled exoterically by Uranus, is the sign in which the “significance of cycles is mastered and understood by the initiate” (EA 141). Cycles and vibrations are synonymous.

58.         The Law of Vibration relates to the essential nature of any entity before it has entered into combination with other entities.


2. The law of Cohesion.  On the second plane cohesion is first apparent.


69.         This means that on the first plane it is not apparent. This suggests to us that (from the perspective of the systemic planes) the Sea of Fire does not demonstrate cohesion—at least cohesion as we know it. And yet, three great Logoi find Their three principal spheres of manifestation there.


  It is the first molecular plane of the system, and is the home of the Monad.  Divine coher­ency is demonstrated.


59.         The Monad generically expresses a combination of the first and second rays. It is the first aspect of man but demonstrates on the second plane (which numerologically is conditioned by the second ray). (If the sixth ray were produced by a combination of the first and second rays, a significant relationship would be indicated—the first and second rays in relation to the sixth plane, counting from below. (Parenthetically, there are probably ways of deriving the fourth, fifth and sixth rays from unequal combinations of the first, second and third rays, with one of the major rays in the major position, a second of the major rays in the middle position and a third in the least position. The seventh ray would arise from a combination of all the Rays of Aspect taken in equal measure.)


Rays of Attribute


Ray Four

Most: Ray Two

Middle: Ray Three

Least: Ray One

Ray Five

Most: Ray Three

Middle: Ray One

Least: Ray Two

Ray Six

Most: Ray One

Middle: Ray Two

Least: Ray Three

Ray Seven

All Three Rays Equal in Combination


60.         The Monad is that factor of coherency which sustains the integration of all vehicles through which the Divine Jiva manifests on its lengthy pilgrimage into the five lower worlds and back.

61.         The matter of the second plane (being molecular) is produced by aggregation from the matter of the first plane.

62.         Because the Monad is composed of molecular matter, the Monad (usually considered as essential Spirit plus the vehicle through which it manifests) is a ‘divisible’ entity.

63.         The Monad as Pure Spirit Essence is not divisible.

64.         As far as the cosmic physical plane is concerned, the seven rays make their appearance on the monadic plane. We might say that only the three Rays of Aspect condition the plane of adi.

65.         Seven Sounds appear on the monadic plane, and these sounds hold in coherency all which they condition. With the seven Sounds, seven fundamental qualities have appeared and seven “Forms” in the Platonic sense.

66.         With the appearance of the Monad we have the appearance of the ‘spherical life’ of the unit of life. Functioning under the Law of Attraction, the Monad sustains the coherency of the sphere through which it expresses.

67.         It would seem that the Law of Synthesis applies to the Monad but, in a manner more fundamental, it is the Law of Attraction that most applies.

68.         It is clear that the planet Jupiter relates to the Law of Coherence as it manifests on the monadic plane. Of the synthesizing planets, Neptune must also be considered (especially since its Monad expresses on the second ray). The coherency of Venus expresses primarily on lower planes—the higher mental plane being its especial focus for man.


3. The Law of Disintegration.  On the third plane comes the final casting-off, the ultimate shedding of the sheaths, of the fivefold superman.


70.         We are speaking of the ‘rising life’ and the manner in which it attains liberation.

71.         Just as at the third initiation the initiate begins his liberation into the life of the spiritual triad, so at the sixth initiation, the initiate (focussed on the atmic plane) casts off all sheaths that pertain to all planes lower than the monadic, including the atmic plane.

72.         The Master of the Wisdom is the “fivefold superman”. He is not yet the Chohan or unencumbered Monad.

73.         We are gathering that, utilizing the Law of Disintegration, the Master applies the forces of disintegration to all His lower sheaths including, ultimately, the atmic sheath.

74.         Whether there is a correspondence to the causal body to be found on the higher three levels of the atmic plane is seriously debated by some.

75.         Saturn, in its first ray aspect contributes to this disintegration. We know Saturn to be a planet impulsing the processes of separation and detachment.


  A Chohan of the sixth Initiation discards all the sheaths beneath the monadic vehicle, from the atmic to the physical.


69.         Master DK says it directly. It would seem that Jupiter would attract the Jiva (still immersed in the lower five worlds) towards the world of the Monad and that Saturn would contribute to the necessary severing from the fivefold Brahmic Worlds..

70.         The planet Vulcan has its place in relation to the atmic plane, for Vulcan and the Sun are one (as is repeatedly shown in relation to the veiling process—cf. EA 50). The Sun of Brahma shines forth on the atmic plane, but this Sun too, must be destroyed in favor of the ‘Greater Sun’ which the Monad represents—the ‘Sun of Vishnu’.


4. The Law of Magnetic Control holds sway paramount­ly on the buddhic plane, and in the development of the control of this law lies hid the control of the personality by the Monad via the egoic body.


71.         We see (as might be expected) that the Seven Systemic Laws are apportioned, one each, to the plane which corresponds to their number. Thus, the fourth systemic law accords with the fourth systemic plane—the buddhic.

72.         Ultimately, it is the Monad which must control the personality. We often think that it is the soul/Solar Angel which controls the personality (and this is initially true), but the soul consciousness (plus the presence of the Solar Angel) is the agent of the Monad.

73.         We must not forget that, in terms of essence and fundamental consciousness—the soul is the Monad (in extension/attenuation) and the personality is the Monad (in even greater extension/attenuation).

74.         Neptune, Jupiter and Mercury—all rulers of the buddhic plane—are agents of this Law of Magnetic Control.

75.         From another perspective, Venus must necessarily be involved. Venus, although the ruler of the higher mental plane, must necessarily be related to the buddhic plane because the Logos of Venus has accomplished much in relation to the development and expression of buddhi. Venus is working on the sixth sub-plane of the cosmic astral plane (sixth from below) and that sixth cosmic astral sub-plane is related to the sixth principal which is buddhi.

76.         Mercury contributes to magnetic control through transmission of higher substance/consciousness into lower.

77.         Jupiter holds the human being’s solar consciousness coherent; Jupiter promotes the perception of unity.

78.         Neptune invokes the conscious of the soul-infused personality towards transcendence.

79.         Venus is a true magnet and, once a degree of soul infusion is reached. always draws personality consciousness away from its material preoccupations.

80.         The idea here is that the Monad would use the energy of these planets, via the buddhic plane and via the egoic lotus, to magnetically control the personality.

81.         We would have the magnetism of the Monad and egoic lotus drawing the attention of the personality consciousness away from strictly personal concerns.

82.         The third aspect would be controlled by the second—all this reinforced by spiritual will supporting and substanding buddhi. The Monad we have often been told is atma-buddhi.


5. The Law of Fixation demonstrates principally on the mental plane and has a close connection with manas, the fifth principle.  The mind controls and stabilises, and coherency is the result.


83.         We cannot help but notice that the factor of coherency is related to both the Law of Cohesion and the Law of Fixation.

84.         Solar fire (as an expression of the energy of the Solar Logos) does express both on the monadic plane and on the fifth, or mental plane.


He [Lord Agni] shows forth as solar fire on the second, third and fourth, and as 'fire by friction' on the fifth, sixth and seventh. (TCF 521)


85.         Through the Solar Angel, solar fire is expressed on the higher mental plane.

86.         Venus rules the higher mental plane and, through the expression of the highly focused fifth ray, contributes greatly to the fixation, control and stabilization that is to be achieved.

87.         Saturn relates to the lower mental plane and is also involved in the steadying of thoughtforms, ensuring that they are created “according to plan”—for the spiritually-inclined person, the Divine Plan.

88.         The mind has holding power when used correctly, for it is an agent of the will, with its definite power to hold. Two planets of initiation (Venus and Saturn, the rulers of Capricorn, the paramount sign of initiation) contribute to this holding power—Venus inducing the holding of the center and Saturn defining boundaries within which the holding occurs.


6. The Law of Love is the law of the astral plane.  It aims at the transmutation of the desire nature, and links it up with the greater magnetism of the love aspect on the buddhic plane.


89.         The Law of Love provides an astral-buddhic link—desire linked with buddhi.

90.         Both Venus and Neptune are involved with the transmutation of desire into love. The line might be as follows: from the refinement of desire under Neptune and its elevation into aspiration; to the magnetism of Venus on the higher mental plane; to the release of the divine love nature through buddhi, again ruled by Neptune.

91.         We can gather from what is said that the buddhic plane is highly magnetic. The magnetism of desire is small compared to the magnetism of Divine Love.

92.         The two primary rulers of the astral plane are Mars and Neptune. This law has little to do with the non-sacred planet, Mars.

93.         Both Venus and Neptune are considered planets of refinement and transmutation.

94.         The name of this law points to the desirable objective—that love should prevail on the astral plane, which now it does not. This will require that the link between the astral and buddhic planes be strengthened and consistently cultivated.


7. The Law of Sacrifice and Death is the controlling factor on the physical plane.  The destruction of the form, in order that the evolving life may progress, is one of the fundamental methods in evolution.


95.         This law, it seems, relates directly to the Manu’s Department on the first ray. It is He that sustains the physical forms which must be sustained and discards those that are obstructive to the Divine Plan.

96.         Uranus is correlated with the Creative Hierarchy which focuses on the seventh or lowest plane, but the influence of both Saturn and Vulcan are also to be felt.

97.         We are told of Saturn: “Saturn breaks up existing conditions by the force of its energy impact…” (EA 442).

98.         Although less of the “destroyer aspect” is expressed through Vulcan than through Pluto, yet there is the potential for destruction in the Vulcanian “hammer”. The shattering blow is certainly Vulcanian in nature.


The Intermediate Law of Karma.There is also an inter­mediate law, which is the synthetic law of the system [Page 570] of Sirius.


99.         Shall we consider this a “cosmic” law? The three cosmic laws hitherto discussed related either to the One About Whom Naught May Be Said or to the Cosmic Logos in Whom our solar system is a part, or perhaps to both.

100.      The system of Sirius (if here the star Sirius is meant) is a lesser system than either that of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said (really a Super-Cosmic Logos) or the system of the Cosmic Logos Who includes our solar system and solar system of which the star Sirius is the center.


 This law is called by the generic term, the Law of Karma, and really predicates the effect the Sirian system has on our solar system.


101.      There might be a more specific name for this law.

102.      We must pause to acknowledge that the system of our Cosmic Logos, sometimes called the Seven Solar Systems of Which Ours is One, is sometimes also called the “Sirian System”—really the ‘Greater Sirian System’.

103.      The important thing to notice is that the Law of Karma, as we experience it in our solar system, due to the effect of the Sirian system upon our own.


 Each of the two systems, as regards its internal economy, is independent in time and space, or (in other words), in manifestation.


104.      This sentence makes it seem that we are indeed speaking of solar systems (systems in which one sun {or perhaps two} is the center of the system) and not of one solar system and one greater cosmic logoic system.

105.      The two systems, though interdependent, function in many respects independently of each other. DK is speaking of the third aspect under the Law of Economy as causing independence and suggesting the second aspect as the cause of interdependency.


 We have practically no effect on our parent system, the reflex action is so slight as to be negligible, but very definite effects are felt in our system through causes arising in Sirius.


106.      Why is the system of the star Sirius called “our parent system”. Is the star Sirius in some astronomical way the “parent” of our solar system, or is the term “parent” used to indicate the relative seniority of the Logos of the star Sirius? Or is the ‘Greater Sirian System of Seven Suns’ indicated—the system of a Cosmic Logos Who, indeed, could be considered the “parent” of our system and the parent of the Sirian solar system as well.

107.      The parallel in which Sirius is to our Sun as Venus is to our Earth breaks down here, because whereas Earth has had a powerful effect upon Venus, our Sun (Sol) has only a very slight effect on Sirius.

108.      If by Sirius were meant the ‘Greater Sirian System of Seven Suns’, we could easily understand the negligible effect of our Sun upon Sirius. But it is more likely that we are talking of the Sirian solar system (not a constellation) and, even so, the effect of our solar system upon that greater solar system appears to be negligible.


  These causes, when experienced as effects, are called by us the Law of Karma, and at the beginning they started systemic Karma which, once in effect, constitutes that which is called Karma in our occult and oriental literature.


109.      DK is attempting to sharpen our understanding of karma by establish its origin—at least as far as our solar system is concerned.

110.      Sirian influences as experienced in our solar system are loosely called “karma”. From this we understand that the Sirian influence seeks to bring all forms of life into right and balanced relationship.

111.      The following triangle of energy transmission would seem necessary in light of the foregoing: Sirius—Libra—Sol.

112.      Libra is the sign of karma and equilibrium, closely related to the task of the Lords of Karma.

113.      It may be that Libra is really a much greater center than Sirius. Probably the triangle should be expressed: Libra-Sirius-Sol. Libra, after all, is a constellation and so the Deity Who expresses through it is a ‘Lord of a Constellation’. The Deities expressing through Sirius or Sol are simply ‘Lords of Individual Stars’. Libra is also one of the twelve petals in the heart within the head center of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said. This give it and every zodiacal constellation a very high spiritual status.

114.      It becomes clear that everything we experience as planetary or individual karma begins under Sirian impulsion at the beginning of the solar system. From solar systemic karma all lesser forms of karma within the solar system derive.


The Lipika Lords of our system, the systemic Lords of Karma, are under the rule of a greater corresponding Lord on Sirius.


115.      It has to be established whether the Lipika Lords of our system actually hail, originally, from Sirius.

116.      In any case, if there are three such Lipika Lords assigned to our system, They are directed by a “greater corresponding Lord on Sirius”.

117.      It is, however, clear that there is more than one Guiding Intelligence on Sirius responsible for the direction of the Lipika Lords:


A hint may here be given to the earnest student; in the threefold Ego (the lives who form the central bud, the lives of the petals, and the triple group of lives who form the three permanent atoms) is seen a correspondence to the three groups of Lipika Lords who are the karmic cause of solar manifestation, and who control its periodic manifestation.  These three groups are related to Their guiding Intelligences on Sirius. (TCF 1033)


118.      Sirius, thus, through various categories of Lipika Lords (greater and lesser) directs the karmic process as it affects our solar system.


We have therefore:

1. The three cosmic laws of Synthesis, Attraction and Economy.

2. The Sirian law of Karma.

3. The seven laws of the solar system.


119.      The Tibetan has given us a ranking of these various laws—cosmic and systemic.

120.      The Sirian Law of Karma is neither entirely cosmic nor is it systemic. It is an extra-systemic law, because it originates outsider our solar system altogether, but does not originate in a Lord of a Constellation whereas the three cosmic laws do—either in a Cosmic Logos or a ‘Super-Cosmic Logos”—with the latter possibility being more reasonable, in my opinion.

121.      The number of laws discussed is, therefore, eleven. Eleven, we have been told, is the “number of the initiate”.


As we have been told, our seven major vibrations are the vibrations of the lowest cosmic plane; there is our habitat.


122.      This is the cosmic physical plane.

123.      Our seven major vibrations are the vibration of the seven solar planes.

124.      These vibrations or planes are major to us because they are the only one accessible to us, even though accessibility demands of us every spiritual effort of which we are presently capable.

125.      These planes are as spirillae of the cosmic physical permanent atom.


  Our Logos Himself, the heart of His system, is on the cosmic astral plane; he is polarised there.


126.      It may be that our Solar Logos is primarily focussed on the astral plane but He is beginning to coordinate His buddhic vehicle, which means that He will be able to demonstrate through an astral-buddhic connection.

127.      Our Solar Logos is presently the “heart of His system” because He expresses paramountly the second ray and is focussed astrally.

128.      But, of course, He more than the heart: He is the point within the triangle, the Being Who uses head, heart and throat.


Our solar Logos, being a Logos of the fourth order, will begin to co-ordinate His cosmic buddhic body, and as He develops cosmic mind He will gradually achieve, by the aid of that mind, the ability to touch the cosmic buddhic plane. (TCF 115)


129.      We note how the Solar Logos is to touch the buddhic plane. In His method is suggested a method for us as well.

130.      Here are a few references which substantiate the astral-buddhic nature of our Solar Logos:


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. (TCF 176)

Touch.  In taking up the subject of the second sense, that of touch, we must note that this sense is preeminently the sense of very great importance in this, the second, solar system—a system of astral-buddhic consciousness. (TCF 193)

This being the solar system of love-wisdom, or of astral buddhic development, the fourth Path includes the larger number of the sons of men. (TCF 1243)


  Just as the units of the fourth Creative Hierarchy, the human, are evolving through the use of physical bodies, but are polarised at this time in their astral vehicles, so we have seen that the objective solar system forms the physical body of the Logos, though His polarity is in His astral body.  It is significant that in this greater manvantara, the Logos is to take the fourth cosmic Initiation.


131.      The parallel between the human unit and the Solar Logos is close. Because man, in general, is focussed in his astral body, he experiences much difficulty and stress. From a systemic perspective, the same may be said of our Solar Logos, though it is difficult for us to perceived the nature of such difficulty and stress. Probably much of it is focussed in relation to our Earth-scheme.

132.      Here we are told that in the “greater manvantara”, the mahamanvantara, the Solar Logos is to take the “fourth cosmic Initiation”. This is not simply the fourth initiation in the series of nine initiations in which He is presently engaged (cf. TCF 384). Rather, it is the fourth in a series of greater initiations which have a systemic significance rather than a scheme significance.

133.      We must note that there are references which suggest that the Solar Logos may take the fifth cosmic initiation.


The 5th Mahamanvantara (or solar system)   The solar Logos achieves His fifth major Initiation. (TCF 605)


134.      Obviously, there is no way we human beings can decide which it will be.


This achieved, our Logos has triumphed, and measured up to the sixth cosmic Initiation [in the next solar system], just as He should measure up in this system to the fourth. (TCF 590)


135.      The implications for our Earth are considerable as Earth is, from certain respects, a base of the spine center in the solar system.

136.      We note that the Tibetan does not use the word “mahamanvantara”. Instead, He uses “greater manvantara” to mean an occult century. In general, the word “manvantara” can be used generically, and so we must be watchful regarding the use of this word. It seems to be rather ‘elastic’ and can be used to indicate widely different time periods.


A hint which may enlighten lies in the correspondence which exists between this statement and the [Page 571] fourth root-race development, and this, the fourth or astral round.81


81: The present Round, which is the fourth, is the one in which desire, or response to contact and sensation is being brought to its fullest expression.  In the next round, the fifth, the fifth princi­ple of mind, or manas, will reach fruition.


137.      It is significant that the number four is associated with the astral plane and astral development. This being the case, we could consider the first and second rounds pre-physical.

138.      The astral plane is the plane of interplay between dual forces. In Rule VII from TWM, below, the “plane whereon the vital power must be sought” is the astral plane and it has “dual forces”—representing the interplay between the pairs of opposites.


RULE VII.  The dual forces on the plane whereon the vital power must be sought, are seen; the two paths face the Solar Angel; the poles vibrate.  A choice confronts the one who meditates. (TCF 1013)


The system of the Sirian Logos is on the cosmic mental plane, and in a subtle way, incomprehensible to us, our Logos, with His system, forms a part of a still greater Logos.


139.      This is a critically important statement for the understanding of ‘local’ cosmology.

140.      The statement immediately above probably means the following: that our Solar Logos, along with the Logos Who expresses through the star Sirius, are both members of the same Cosmic Logos—a Logos in which They are as chakras.

141.      Another meaning is possible but it is more remote.

142.      The wording above is perhaps ambiguous. The interpretation which seems to make the most sense is to regard “with His system” as referring to the Sirian Logos. This would mean that our Logos along with the system of the Sirian Logos are part of a still greater system.

143.      If the meaning of the sentence is as suggested, the Tibetan is a master of revelatory ambiguity.

144.      There is reason to suspect that Cosmic Logoi are focussed on the cosmic buddhic plane.

145.      The fact that the Sirian Logos (meaning the Logos Who expresses principally through the star Sirius) is on the cosmic mental plane distinguishes Him from our Solar Logos Who is focussed on the cosmic astral plane.

146.      This means that the Sirian Logos in relation to our Logos is relatively higher than Venus is in relation to Earth, because both Venus and the Earth are focussed on the cosmic astral plane—though Venus is focussed one sub-plane higher.


 This does not involve loss of identity, though the matter is too abstruse to express more adequately.


147.      Participation in the energy system of a greater Entity does not involve a loss of identity on the part of the lesser entities who, thus, participate.

148.      Our Logos and the Logos of Sirius may serve as chakras within a Cosmic Logos, but do not, thereby, lose their identity.

149.      The basic principle is this: absorption does not indicate loss of differentiation.


  It is in this analogy that the basic idea can be found of all teaching given out about the Grand Heavenly Man.


150.      The Grand Heavenly Man, we remember, is a Solar Logos.

151.      We also remember from an earlier Tabulation (TCF 565), that the Grand Heavenly Man is called the “Personality” of the Solar Logos.


  The whole con­ception of these laws is bound up in this idea.  We have the three laws of the cosmic higher planes, holding in a synthe­sis of beauty the greater and the lesser system.


152.      This is a vitally important statement as it moves in the direction of indicating the origin of the three cosmic laws—the Law of Synthesis, the Law of Attraction and the Law of Economy.

153.      Does the phrase “the cosmic higher planes” mean the three highest cosmic planes, or the cosmic monadic plane, the cosmic atmic plane and the cosmic buddhic plane? If so there would be some correspondential problems, as, while the cosmic monadic plane could be associated with the cosmic Law of Synthesis, the cosmic atmic plane is not easily associated with the cosmic Law of Attraction and the cosmic buddhic plane with the Law of Economy.

154.      If the three higher cosmic planes are meant (cosmic logoic, cosmic monadic and cosmic atmic) what about the cosmic buddhic? What law pertains to it? Certainly an aspect of the cosmic Law of Attraction would seem to fit.

155.      One could think that the intermediate Law of Karma would be an appropriate fit for the cosmic buddhic plane, but in the section of text immediately below, it is assigned to the higher sub-planes of the cosmic mental plane.

156.      Yet if the cosmic Law of Karma is really “intermediate”, it cannot be denied that the cosmic buddhic plane is the intermediate cosmic plane. Further if Venus has a strong buddhic expression, the analogy would suggest that Sirius (its higher cosmic correspondence) also has a strong buddhic expression.

157.      The destination of our Solar Logos is the cosmic buddhic plane; to what extent is the Logos of Sirius en rapport with that plane?

158.      Further, the Solar Angels though focally active on the higher mental plane (systemically considered) are bearers of buddhic energy. We can apply this analogy to the higher Solar Angels on cosmic planes—those engaged with our Solar Logos and perhaps with the Logos of Sirius.


Next we have the great law of Sirius, the Law of Karma, on the third subplane of the cosmic mental plane, which law really controls our Logos, and His actions, in the same way as the ego—in due course of evolution—controls the human personality.


159.      We note that the great Law of Karma which emanates from Sirius is focussed on the third sub-plane of the cosmic mental plane. This is significant as the causal body of our Planetary Logos is focussed there. The causal body of the Solar Logos (the Logos which is controlled by the Sirian Law of Karma) is not on the third sub-planes of the cosmic higher mental plane—it is on the first sub-plane.

160.      It can be concluded, therefore, that our planetary scheme is especially subject to this Sirian law, and, thus, the conditions of suffering to be found here—and also, the great promise for the future.

161.      In the section of text above, the Sirian Logos working through the Law of Karma is likened to the human ego on the higher mental plane (controlling the human personality). The solar system of our Solar Logos thus becomes, analogically, as kind of ‘personality’ in relation to the Sirian Logos Who serves, analogically, as the soul.

162.      Of course we will not fall into the trap of saying that the Sirian Logos is the soul of our Solar Logos. Each E/entity has its own soul—even though all souls are One Soul!


We need to remember that, under the Law of Correspond­ences, we shall have a relationship in the Cosmos, similar to that existing in the microcosm between the ego and the personality.  The suggestion holds much that we might consider with benefit.


163.      Just as the ego on the higher mental plane trains its personality, so does the Sirian Logos train our Solar Logos (who is still very much working through His personality).

164.      Of the Sirian Logos we could say—He is more soul-infused (in the cosmic sense) than in our Logos.


 We must not, however, carry the analogy too far; as we have not yet evolved to where we have planetary consciousness, still less systemic, how can we really expect even to conceive of the A B C of cosmic truth? 


165.      There are three categories of knowledge:

a.    Planetary

b.    Systemic

c.    Cosmic

166.      The Logos expressing through the star Sirius both is and is not a Cosmic Logos. A true Cosmic Logos expresses through a sevenfold constellation of seven Solar Logoi. The Logos of the star Sirius does not. Yet it is relatively “cosmic” when compared to our Solar Logos, and perhaps mediates much cosmic influence to our solar system.

167.      For all its relative grandeur, the star Sirius is still a dwarf star.

168.      DK is telling us that, in studying these matters, we are working with the inconceivable—i.e., with that which human beings cannot conceive.


Just broad hints, wide conceptions, and generalities, are as yet possible.  Of one thing we can be sure, and that is that identity ever remains.


169.      This is a profoundly important statement. The question is: “Is there really more than One Identity in this entire Universe?”

170.      If the answer to this question is “No”, then we can be sure that the Identity of the ‘Recurrent One’ ever remains, but that the identity of the lesser emanated E/entities (which may remain more or less throughout the duration of a given cosmos) do not remain from cosmos to cosmos (i.e., from Universe to Universe).

171.      For practical purposes, it would seem that within a cosmos, the identity of emanated E/entities ever remains, but since such identities are none other than the One Identity, there is a point of identity-dissolution at which point only the One Identity remains—the sum of its many emanated identities and yet, always more.


Let me explain by illustration:

        Each one of us, in due process of evolution, forms part of one of the Heavenly Men, Who Themselves form the [Page 572] seven centres in that greater Heavenly Man, the Logos.  Yet, though we are merged with the whole, we do not lose our identity, but forever remain separated units of consciousness, though one with all that lives or is. 


172.      This is the great paradox. We are “one with all that lives or is” and yet “forever remain separated units of consciousness”.

173.      We must be careful about the interpretation of the word “forever”; I assume it to mean—‘throughout the duration of a single cosmos’.

174.      It seems clear that behind and within all these “separated units of consciousness” is but One Consciousness.


In like manner our Logos loses not His identity, even though He forms part of the Consciousness of the Logos of Sirius.  In His turn, the Sirian Logos forms one of the seven Grand Heavenly Men, who are the centres in the body of ONE OF WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID.


175.      The utmost caution is needed here. We can understand the general principle brought forward—the amalgamation of a unit in a greater whole does not result in the loss of identity of the unit amalgamated.

176.      What do we mean by the “Sirian Logos”? If we mean the Logos that expresses through the star Sirius, then that Being called here, “ONE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID” is a Cosmic Logos whose major centers are seven Grand Heavenly Men.

177.      However, our Solar Logos, too, is a Grand Heavenly Man, and so the Sirian Logos and our Logos are both centres is the Being Who in this reference is called ONE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID.

178.      There is also the possibility, however, that by the term “Sirian Logos” (as distinct from the “Logos of Sirius”) is meant that Cosmic Logos in Whom the Logos of the star Sirius forms a part. In this case the ONE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID would be a Super-Cosmic Logos Who would have Cosmic Logoi for His chakras.

179.      The major problems rests with the name to be attached to the Lord of the Seven Solar Systems of Which Ours is One. Are we to call this Lord the “Sirian Logos”, since Sirius may well be the most prominent star within this constellation? If we do call the Lord of the seven systems the “Sirian Logos” we must differentiate Him from the Logos of the star Sirius (Who would be only one chakra within the “Sirian Logos”).


The Laws and the Planes.—We might, while studying the seven laws of the solar system, take them plane by plane, showing certain things—three in all:


1. We might study their effect as they demonstrate on the path of involution.


180.      The “path of involution” is the first part of the cycle of the Second Logos.


2. As they manifest on the path of evolution, or return.


181.      This is the second part of the cycle of the Second Logos. The First Logos also becomes involved upon the path of evolution when the point of the individualization of animal man is reached.


3. We might also touch on the laws as they affect the human and deva organisms that evolve by means of them.


182.      We are told that the evolution of the human and deva organisms depends upon the seven systemic laws.

183.      The key thing to understand is that law is a great protective mechanism, promoting and guarding the evolutionary process.


As we do this, we shall gradually get a broad general idea of how this system of ours (the thought-form of the Logos), was gradually built up, how it is controlled and held together, and how numerous and intricate are the interrelations.


184.      We should pause to note how DK views our solar system: it is “the thought-form of the Logos”.

185.      Usually when the solar system if referenced we are speaking of the etheric-physical nature of the Solar Logos, which can easily be understood as a logoic thought-form. It would seem, as well, that the astral and mental natures of the Logos should also be considered aspects of the logoic thought-form even though not included in the logoic solar system as usually considered.

186.      With respect to the solar system we are going to study:

a.    How it was built up

b.    How it is controlled and held together

c.    The numerous and intricate relations within it


  Certain fundamental hypotheses are assumed, which must form the background for all we would say.  We must assume first that a Builder, or some Creative Mind, is working to bring about an ordered production, and is seeking to manifest through a demonstrable objective.  The objective universe is but the product of some subjective mind.


187.      From our studies we have determined that this “Creative Mind” or “subjective mind” is defined as “Manas”. An I/intelligence is behind and within every objective creation.


Next we must posit that the material for the building of this universe lay ready to the hand of the Builder, and that this material itself is the fruit of some previous system, all that is left of some past consummated product.


188.      DK is telling us that the structures of our present solar system were built upon ‘materials’ inherited from the earlier solar system.

189.      He seems to call our present solar system a “universe”. We can see that if the “universe” as here mentioned were the Grand Totality, the statement would not make sense because the entire Grand Totality (the Universe) would be built up of material from some previous solar system! So, obviously, the term “universe” means something far more circumscribed—in fact, a solar system.

190.      The “Builder” is that great manasic ‘Intelligence’ Who builds the system through the powers of manas.


Given, therefore, the Builder and the material, we must next accede [Page 573] to the proposition that this Builder pro­ceeds with His building under some definite laws that guide His choice of material, that control the form that He erects, and that indicate to Him the process to be followed in the consummating of His idea.


191.      Let us tabulate how the Builder (in this case the Solar Logos) proceeds. He proceeds under definite laws and these laws do the following:

a.    They guide His choice of material

b.    They control the form He erects

c.    They indicate the process to be followed in consummating His idea.

192.      We gather the important point that systemic law determines the workings of ‘Universal Process’


 We must not forget that three great symbols stand, in the mind of the Logos, for each of His three systems, that the whole exists for Him as a concrete thought-form, for He is learning to manipulate the matter of the cosmic mental plane on concrete levels, in the same way that man is working on the laws of thought, and on the building of thought-forms.


193.      We recall that our Solar Logos is not yet mentally polarized, but He is working in cosmic mental substance.

194.      The symbol for each solar system must be of the utmost importance as it indicates, overall, the Archetype and quality of that system. All the Planetary Logoi must align with this symbol in the administration of their planetary systems.

195.      Each solar system is a ‘universal conception’ (using the word “universe” here as it applies to a solar system).

196.      The solar system(s) in their three major aspects are literally the Creation of ‘God-the-Solar Logos’.


It is impossible to do more than sense the symbols of the systems past and present.  Perhaps if we could visualise a swastika of ten arms revolving at right angles, of a radiant green colour, all the ten arms emanating from a central blazing sun, we might have some idea of the thought-form that formed the basis of System I, the activity system.


197.      This is an amazingly evocative idea. Let us detail the proposed symbol for System I (or at least for the first major solar system in a series, probably, of six).

a.    The swastika has ten arms. Five is a number of Brahma and ten is double this amount. The number ten relates this symbol to Capricorn, a Brahmic sign ruled by Saturn, the planet of Brahma.

b.    The arms of the swastika revolve at right angles. The right angle or square (in astrology) signifies constructiveness in mater and suggests the lower quaternary which was brought to a high point in the previous solar system.

c.    The arms are of a radiant green color

d.    All ten arms radiate from a central blazing sun

e.    We are not told the color of this sun.

198.      It seems clear that there are ten potencies which are to be associated with System I.

199.      It is also interesting that there were 100 billion units in the one dominant evolution of that system.


1. In the first solar system there was one dominant evolution, and it consisted of one hundred thousand million monads.


2. In the present system, the second, there are two dominant evolutions, the human and the deva; there are—as earlier stated—sixty thousand million human monads.  Add to this the feminine evolution of the devas, consisting of 140 thousand million, and you have the necessary two hundred thousand million.  This elucidates my statement anent this being a feminine system.


3.  In the third solar system, the total number in evolution will be the needed three hundred thousand million that perfection requires of the threefold Logos. (EH 109-110)


  The basic thought-form for the second system embodies the green swastika of the first manifestation, and adds to it concentric and interlaced circles in blue, in groups of three, linked by one large circle.  Both symbols are, of course, in the higher dimensions.  The symbol for the next system is unknown.


200.      We note that there is continuity between the first and second solar system—the color green is preserved.

201.      However, the colour, blue, characterizing the second solar system emerges.

202.      The blue-green planet, the Earth, suggests the transition from major System I to major System II.

203.      One wonders how circles can be both “concentric” and “interlaced”. Also we are not told how many groups of three circles there are. Are there perhaps three groups or three, indicating the nine initiations which are to be taken in this solar system? The Solar Logos seems to take at least six cosmic initiations (but, this, over a span of more than one solar system), and nine lesser initiations, perhaps within this solar system.

204.      From the perspective of the cosmic planes, the circle is an important symbol of the second ray in all its fulness. Circles first appear on the monadic plane which is ruled in large part by the number, two.

205.      It is interesting that our solar system (the second major system) is, in a way, a blue-green solar system just as our planet, Earth, is a blue-green planet. There is a hint here concerning the karma of our planet and its relation to the karma of our solar system.


After grasping and conceding these three basic ideas, we can now proceed to the working out of the laws of the system on the seven planes, remembering always that these seven laws hold good on the numerically corresponding subplane on each plane.  


206.      Always the three must be established before attempting to interpret the seven (which are derivative of the three).

207.      We are informed that the seven systemic laws apply not only to the seven sub-planes of the cosmic physical plane, but to the seven sub-planes of any of the systemic planes. Realizing this allows us to understand and to work on a scale closer to the scope of our normal lives.

208.      The adaptation of the laws to sub-planes will be more concrete and of smaller scope than the application of the laws to entire, systemic planes.


Let me briefly illustrate:

The fourth law, Magnetic Control, for instance, holds sway on the fourth subplane of each plane, in the fourth round, and in the fourth root-race specially.  We shall then have the correspondence as follows:

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4th Law            Magnetic Control.

4th Ray            Harmony or beauty.

4th Plane         The buddhic.

4th Subplane   Buddhic Magnetic Control.

4th Round                Dense Physical Magnetism, controlling sex manifestation on the physical plane, and inspired by astral desire, the reflection of the buddhic.

4th Root-Race         The Atlantean, in which the above qualities specially demonstrated.


209.      The "Law of Magnetic Control" is wielded from the buddhi plane.

210.      The fourth sub-plane of the mental plane is not mentioned, but will be important. The integrated personality focused on this fourth sub-plane and responsive to the soul (and through the soul, to buddhi) is the plane from which the fourfold personality is deliberately and mentally controlled.

211.      If this control is to eventuate, the personality must be responsive to the soul on the higher mental plane as it expresses buddhi.

212.      We note that the fourth sub-plane of the fourth plane is especially responsive to the Law of Magnetic Control. What will happen if we factor in the subtle ‘sense’ of “intuition” as it relates especially to the fourth sub-plane of the buddhic plane? When the fourfold personality is responding to the fourth law, the Law of Magnetic Control, may it be that the intuition is released into the personality consciousness via the mental unit on the fourth sub-plane of the mental plane?

213.      We gather than “Dense Physical Magnetism” is the physical correspondence of buddhic magnetism. Desire is a lower form of love, and physical man responds to desire through sexual attraction.

214.      We gather that by building the antahkarana under fourth ray Mercury, a link can be established between the mental unit on the fourth sub-plane of the mental plane and the power of intuition as it is focussed on the fourth sub-plane of the buddhic plane.