Fellowship of Cosmic Fire
Commentary Semester IX Section XI
TCF 1177-1180 : S9S11 Part II
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URANUS—The School of Magic of the tenth order. It is sometimes called "the planet of the violet [Page 1178] force," and its graduates wield the power of cosmic etheric prana.
1. The seventh ray nature of Uranus is here accented. We may presume that the soul ray of Uranus is the seventh ray based upon the inference that when the ray of the sacred planets is given, it is the soul ray of each planet that is given, principally because sacred planets express principally the soul rather than the personality. They also express, to a degree, the monadic ray.
2. The color violet, of course, correlates with the seventh ray.
3. In some sense Uranus must be considered the tenth scheme. From a certain perspective, it is the planet which has the highest spiritual status. Its monadic ray is the first and the number ten reduces to the number one. We cannot yet determine, however, whether Uranus is the final of the three synthesizing planets.
4. Cosmic etheric prana is found upon the highest four levels of the cosmic physical plane—i.e., upon the cosmic ethers. We can assume that the graduates of the school on Uranus wield forces upon the buddhic, atmic, monadic and logoic planes. In some sense, Uranus ‘rules’ those planes collectively.
5. Just as the human etheric body can be considered under two aspects—the etheric structure and the pranic energy that animates that structure and flows through that structure, so it must be for the cosmic ethers. It would seem, then, that these graduates are more associated with the animating prana than with the etheric structure of the cosmic etheric planes.
6. We could wonder if there are schools of magic of other orders, or whether the school on Uranus is the only school of magic and also happens to be a school of the tenth order.
7. Uranus can be associated with Kether—the tenth Sephiroth atop the Tree of Life.
8. Must one leave one’s own planet to participate in this school? Do the schools have representatives on various planets and can one pursue curricula related to each school on one’s own planet? Perhaps there are preparatory curricula on each planet which could relate ‘students’ to particular planetary schools.
EARTH—The School of Magnetic Response. Another name given to its pupils is "The graduates of painful endeavour" or the "adjudicators between the polar opposites."
9. Earth has a first ray Monad just as does Uranus. Could this be the reason why it is mentioned immediately after Uranus? There must be a reason for the order. In mythology, Uranus and Gaia are always closely related.
10. To what type of magnetism are the students within the School of Magnetic Response subjected? There is always a question for Monads working through the Earth-scheme regarding the type of magnetism to which they shall respond. They will be attracted to the vestigial energies of the Moon-chain or the previous solar system or they will be attracted to the energies promoting logoically-intended development and expression in our solar present system.
11. The “painful endeavor” arises because those working through the Earth-scheme must, as it were, work against well-entrenched, older forms of magnetism related to the third aspect of divinity. They are torn between conflicting energies. This rending process is acutely active within the planetary scheme of Earth.
12. It would seem that the fourth ray must play an important part in the Earth process because earthlings are always ‘torn’ between the opposites representing the third and second aspects.
13. At length, those graduating from Earth-school learn to judge wisely between the pairs of opposites—the ‘high’ and ‘low’ which have persistently attracted them. They learn to discriminate between energy-streams which are progressive and those which retard progress, and this they learn through much pain and suffering. Pain and suffering are always related to the factor of division.
A further hint to be taken in connection with the two names above given, is that its graduates are said to undergo examination upon the third subplane of the astral plane.
14. The siddhi associated with the third subplane of the astral plane is clairvoyance.
15. We can expect that since the number three is involved the factor of discrimination will be involved, since the Third Ray Lord is called “The Discriminating Essential Life”.
16. Adjudication also suggests Libra, which is closely connected at this time with the third ray, which by numerical resonance is connected with all third planes or subplanes.
17. The third subplane of any plane is the doorway to the esoteric portion of that plane. The third subplane is the height of the Brahmic influence on any plane but has not yet entered the truly esoteric domain where Vishnu and Shiva are influential.
18. The examination may relate to the question of whether the “graduates” are prepared to enter a dimension in which the influence the second aspect is greater than that of the third.
19. We must also question the meaning of the word “graduate”. What spiritual status does it indicate? Presumably this means an initiate of the fourth degree, and yet it could represent a higher initiatory stage. The astral plane discussed, however, must be the systemic astral plane as the Planetary Logos is presently involved with a struggle involving the fourth subplane of the cosmic astral plane and transition ‘upward’ to the third or fifth initiation (depending on whether one is counting from ‘below’ or ‘above’).
VULCAN—The School for Fiery Stones. There is a curious connection between the human units who pass through its halls and the mineral kingdom. The human units on the earth scheme are called in mystical parlance "the living stones"; on Vulcan they are called "fiery stones."
20. Why should Vulcan be mentioned next in order. It too is a planet in which the first ray is prominent, but it is more likely that the soul ray of Vulcan is the first rather than the monadic ray. Vulcan is deeply associated with the Heart of the Sun, which does not suggest the first ray.
“2. Vulcan.—The one who reveals that which is deeply hidden and brings it up into the light. Esoterically—the heart of the Sun.” (EA 393)
21. There is a close relationship between Vulcan and the Earth; both are connected with the state of crystallization of which the “stone” is the symbol.
22. Because of the connection between Vulcan and the mineral kingdom, it is also related to life upon the systemic etheric-physical plane upon which the mineral kingdom is subtly focused.
23. Vulcan is presently a planet more fiery than Earth, but, symbolically at least, life is fire and fire is life, so there is a close connection between these two types of graduates—the fiery stones and the living stones.
24. When a human being from the Earth-scheme has achieved the state of “Diamond Soul” in which the "Jewel in the Lotus" is fully revealed, that state has a strong connection to the energy of the planet Vulcan.
25. We would expect that the energies of Vulcan have a very strong influence upon that part of man which is called the "Jewel in the Lotus"—a projection of the monadic "Jewel".
26. The following demonstrates the existence of the "Jewel" in dimensions higher than the causal and at initiatory levels higher than the fourth degree:
When the adept enters through the "luminous door" he has before him four very peculiar and esoteric IDENTIFICATIONS. This entrance takes place after he has passed the fifth Initiation and has demonstrated his fitness so to do through a long period of service in connection with our planetary evolution. These identifications eventually bring about within the jewel, which is essentially the true spiritual unit, a momentous happening, and are undergone within the monadic consciousness after the transcendence of the atmic sheath. (TCF 1246)
27. The “true spiritual unit” seems to be the Monad, the only unit available after the “transcendence of the atmic sheath”.
28. The livingness of Earth seems more hospitable to all the elements. Vulcan seems to be the host, especially, to fire.
29. These two planets do share some of the same rays on different levels: the second ray soul of Earth and, inferentially, the major second ray Monad of Vulcan. The first ray Monad of Earth and the first ray soul of Vulcan. Both, it seems have a connection with the fourth ray, the lesser monadic ray of Vulcan being, inferentially, the fourth, and the fourth ray conditioning the Earth (the fourth major planet from the Sun) perhaps through one or more of its personality vehicles.
30. There are Monads/lotuses which have come from Vulcan to Earth and their influence, it would seem, would contribute to the increased radiance of the “living stones”. Their effect will be to increase the radiation of various levels of matter including, eventually, the "Jewel".
JUPITER—The School of Beneficent Magicians. This planet is sometimes called in the parlance of the schools, the "College of Quadruple Force units," for its members wield four kinds of force in constructive magical work. Another name given to its halls is "The Palace of Opulence" for its graduates work with the Law of Supply, and are frequently called "The Sowers."
31. Why should Jupiter be mentioned next. Is it again a question of ray? It is inferred by some that Jupiter’s monadic rays are the seventh (secondarily) and finally the first.
32. We note the relation between Uranus and Jupiter—both are schools of magicians.
33. If Jupiter is a school of magic we could wonder about the “order” of the school. Uranus is a school of the tenth order. The number four is much mentioned. If the tenth order is really, numerologically, the first; if Neptune relates to the second order and Saturn to the third, then Jupiter could easily be seen in relation to the fourth. Such thought, however, must be regarded as purely speculative.
34. Jupiter wields a type of energy which is beneficent towards the form as it expresses consciousness. Jupiter expands the consciousness and prepares the form to receive and support a full measure of consciousness.
35. We note that the glyph for the planet Jupiter can be seen as a four. This correlates superficially with its name, “The College of Quadruple Force Units”.
36. We note that the school on Jupiter is a “college” thus associating is energies with those of “higher education”, Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) and the ninth house in which Jupiter has what astrologers call “accidental dignity”. The second ray is suggested by the word “college”.
37. Since four types of force are wielded, there is a connection with the four elements and perhaps with the four ethers.
38. Since there is a seventh ray component to the energy expressed by Jupiter, it is fitting that it be associated with magic. Jupiter, the ‘Lord of Ceremony’, being associated also with magic, is naturally the planet of Ceremonial Magic—moreso, one could think, than Uranus.
39. Jupiter has much second ray associated with it (we infer that it expresses a second ray soul) and therefore it is fitting that Jupiter is involved in “constructive” magical work. Jupiter on some level may wield “thunderbolts” connected with the first ray, but in esotericism it is Jupiter’s second ray nature that we first encounter.
40. Jupiter, therefore, as it now usually expresses, is more a builder than a destroyer. When we think of “constructive magical work” we notice a combination of the second and seventh rays. Both are rays of ‘construction’ and of building. They are also rays of healing and we can imagine Jupiter involved in the restorative part of the healing process.
41. If “Nature Abhors a Vacuum”, Jupiter is the influence which fills that vacuum—hence its association with the source of supply. Desire senses a lack and seeks to be granted fulfillment. Jupiter controls this fulfillment.
42. Sowers are those who plant the seeds of abundance which Jupiter rules. Jupiter is associated with the scattering of seed producing fecundity. The behavior of the mythological deity, Jupiter, demonstrates this.
43. In general, it could be said that Jupiter provides abundant opportunity and is associated with new potentialities.
44. Because Jupiter is exalted in Cancer, the fourth sign of the zodiac, we see its relationship to the number four and to form. Jupiter brings fulfillment of the four kinds of energies/forces which are found expressing through the world of form.
45. One might also expect Jupiter to have sway, at least secondarily, over the four cosmic ethers, which it seems that Uranus rules primarily.
46. Both of these planets have an interesting connection with the heart center—Jupiter moreso, but Uranus in terms of electrical impulse.
47. Mercury has a close relation to Jupiter. Together they are the orthodox rulers of the entre Mutable Cross.
48. Both Mercury and Jupiter are planets which resist confinement.
49. When DK uses this word, does it mean that the “eye” is particularly involved in the learning process on Mercury? One must be aware of possible hints.
in this planetary school are called "The Sons of Aspiration"
50. This is an unusual title for this planetary school when one thinks of the usual interpretations of the planet Mercury.
51. There is a connection however with Taurus. Mercury is closely related to Taurus and the highest type of aspirational idealism is found in this sign. (cf. EA 391)
or "The Points of Yellow Life."
52. Yellow is a color always associated with Gemini and within Mercury.
53. Mercury is closely associated with the third, fourth and fifth rays and, under various assignments, Mercury is or can be reasonably associated with each of these rays.
54. It can be inferred that the personality ray of Mercury is the third; its soul ray the fourth; and its monadic ray both the fifth (secondarily) and the third (primarily).
55. We note the use of the word “Points” as lives are, indeed, points. This is an important point! J
They have a close connection with our Earth scheme,
56. As do the lives on Vulcan. We can conceive a triangle between Vulcan, Mercury and Earth. This triangle would suggest the head, ajna and throat centers.
and the old Commentary refers to this in the words:
"The points of golden flame merge and blend with the four-leaved plant of tender green, and change its colour to a tinge of autumn yellow.
57. We seem to be dealing with a ‘ripening’ process on Earth proceeding under the influence of Mercury. It is as if the energy of Mercury brings to an earthly process to maturation.
58. DK tells us of the importance of the color yellow as a color of harmonization, noted during autumn in temperate climates. Fourth ray Mercury is obviously involved in this progress of transformation from green to yellow—a process of maturation.
The four-leaved plant
59. Man is known as the “Seven-leaved Plant” the “Saptaparna”. When he is the “four-leaved plant”, he is manifesting consciously only through the lower three worlds ruled by the four elements. He is in the phase of personality development.
through new and fresh [Page 1179] inflow becomes the plant with seven leaves and three white flowers."
60. We presume that the “fresh inflow” comes from Mercury (a planet of vitalization related to the vitalizing breath). Through the agency of Mercury, the higher three of man’s constitution (the spiritual triad) can be added to the lower four. The higher triad is merged with the lower quaternary via the antahkarana.
61. There can be various meanings for the seven leaves. The three unfolded tiers of petals of the egoic lotus can each be considered as a leaf, making with the four personality vehicles, the seven. The three white flowers can then be considered the synthesis petals.
62. It is interesting that the third Creative Hierarchy associated with the atmic plane is called the “Triple Flowers”. This plane is positioned at the ‘height’ of the spiritual triad.
63. The “three white flowers” represent a spiritual blossoming which occurs at a very high level of man’s constitution.
64. White symbolizes purity and spirit. The appearance of the three white flowers could also occur on triadal levels where the initiatory blossoming of man occurs, or the blossoms could even refer to the three aspects of the Monad. In this case the seven leaves could be the seven principles of man, ‘above’ which the Monad presides.
65. In general, through this blossoming, man becomes in consciousness the higher triad.
66. When Mercury rules the ajna center later in man’s development (probably after the third initiation), that center is directly connected with the spiritual triad.
67. Venus is closely related to Mercury and follows it in planetary order from the Sun.
68. Venus and Mercury have some rays in common, notably the fifth, and on some level of Venus, perhaps the fourth.
—The School with five strict Grades.
69. Perhaps we do not ordinarily associate strictness with Venus, yet its fifth ray soul could contribute to this strictness.
70. When we think of the term “strict” we can associate the term “restrict”. Entry into each of the five initiatory levels (which the “five strict grades” can represent) occurs only under very stringent restrictions. Each initiatory level is strictly separated from the others and has its own strict requirements. Each level is “hermetically sealed” from the others, though the higher can penetrate the lower at will.
71. For humanity on Earth there are principally five initiatory levels. Five initiations make the Master. Both Sirius and Venus supervise this fivefold process of ascent. The rules governing the ascent are “strict” and all-exacting.
This again is a planetary scheme closely related to ours,
72. Like Mercury and like Vulcan. Mars as well is closely related.
but its planetary Logos is in a more advanced group of students in the cosmic sense than is our planetary Logos.
73. We register the thought that a Planetary Logos is, after all, a Student.
74. Venus is a sacred planet and the sacred planets represent a more advanced group than do the Planetary Logoi who express through non-sacred planets (for instance, the Logoi of Earth, Mars and Pluto—and others as well).
Most of its hierarchical instructors come from the fifth cosmic plane, and are a peculiar group of Manasadevas of very exalted rank.
75. The fifth cosmic plane is the cosmic mental plane.
76. Venus is a planet much associated with the deva kingdom. We notice that the hierarchical instructors who work within the Venus-scheme are devas—in this instance “Manasadevas”. We remember DK telling us that some planetary schemes are primarily devic in their nature and others more associated with the human stream.
77. We can judge that these “hierarchical instructors” are of greater advancement than the Solar Angels who supervise the development of man. Yet, after all, the two may be related.
They are each depicted in the archives of our Hierarchy as holding a trident of fire surmounted by five green emeralds.
78. The trident is interesting because it relates symbolically to both Neptune and to Shiva. Neptune is one of those planets which may be involved in the expression of a great first ray solar systemic Entity.
79. As Neptune is the higher octave of the planet Venus (and is the planet into which the subtler principles of Venus are finally absorbed), the trident can be seen as the symbol of the connection between these two planets.
80. Shiva is the ‘God of Abstraction’ and it is through the fivefold initiatory process that man achieves abstraction.
81. Venus, Sanat Kumara and Narada should be connected. These three exert a Shivic influence on the aspiring consciousness and tend towards the production of asceticism when compared with lower Jupiter.
82. The emerald is the precious stone associated with Venus. The color green suggests the third aspect of divinity. The five, of course, is the number we would expect in this context. The symbol may also suggest the manner in which the factor of manas is developed to perfection, surmounting the aspiration which the trident represents.
83. Venus does not express the third ray but it does powerfully express the manasic aspect associated with the color green. The fifth ray can be considered an aspect of the third.
84. The trident as symbol of Neptune is also the symbol of the astral plane, just as the five and the green suggest manas. Venus is a planet associated with kama-manas (just as Sirius, on the stellar level, has a similar association). The symbol could suggest the surmounting of kama by manas through the fivefold process of initiation.
85. Sirius is said to have an even closer relation to the previous solar system than to this one. Since Venus (on the planetary level) is such a clear reflection of Sirius (on the stellar level) one wonders about the relation of the Logos of Venus to the Logos of our solar system during the previous solar system.
86. One also wonders whether the first three initiations could be indicated by the trident of fire and still higher initiations be indicated by the five green emeralds.
87. It would seem that something begun under the regime of Brahma (Whose number if five) is being completed through the Venusian process.
88. We are told that the initiatory process in our solar system (and on our planet, perhaps particularly) is a reflection of the initiatory process on Sirius. Venus and Sirius are closely related. It would seem, then, that the five initiations on our planet (whether the first five though probably the major five) are reflections of the initiatory process on Venus.
89. These symbols demand deep pondering over many years. Only thus will a fuller meaning be grasped.
90. Venus and Mars can be considered a planetary pair just as Venus and Mercury.
The School for Warriors, or the open grades for soldiers.
91. There is no surprise when we examine the name of this school—“The School of Warriors”. It fits so well with the recognized meaning of Mars.
92. As far as the meaning of “open grades” perhaps this school admits many (those primarily associated with the third aspect of divinity) and is not so “strict” as is the school on Venus.
93. Mars is a non-sacred planet of even lower development than the Earth. Perhaps, taking the analogy from educational institutions in human society, its ‘standards of admission’ are not so high.
Four of these planetary schools are responsible for the energy flowing through the foremost exponents of the four castes and this not only in India but in all parts of the world.
94. DK tells us that the “Caste System” is prevalent throughout the world. Its meaning is spiritual rather than concrete as India has, shall we say “recently”, interpreted it.
95. One of these castes is surely influenced by Mars the energies of which relate to the Warrior Caste in India—the “Kshatriya”.
96. Here from the Wikipedia we have a statement on the castes of India:
According to the ancient Hindu scriptures, there are four "varnas". The Bhagavad Gita says varnas are decided based on Guna and Karma. Manusmriti and some other shastras name four varnas: the Brahmins (teachers, scholars and priests), the Kshatriyas (kings and warriors), the Vaishyas (agriculturists and traders), and Shudras (artisans, service providers, laborers).
97. It may be that the Vaishyas would be related to Mercury—the planet (in its lower third ray expressions) of trade and commerce. Saturn, for which no school is mentioned in this text, is associated with agriculture.
98. When it comes to the Shudras, the energies of the Earth (and Moon) may be involved.
99. As for the Brahmins, one would expect the energies of the school on Jupiter to be influential.
100. It is curious yet understandable that the teachers, scholars and priests hold a position ‘above’ those of the warriors (first ray). Ours is a second ray solar system and that ray is presently preeminent over the first, though in the next solar system it will not be.
Its teachers are spoken of as the "Graduates of the ruddy Fire,"
101. Mars is always associated with the color red.
and are frequently portrayed as clothed in red robes, and carrying ebony wands.
102. Not only is the sixth ray associated with Mars but the first ray as well. Hence the colors red and black (for Pluto, the first ray). Interestingly, ebony is a very dense and heavy wood, telling us something about the density of the non-sacred planets such as Mars.
103. Scorpio, the ruler of which is Mars, is a sign associated with both red and black.
104. The ebony wand suggests the power of death, or power over life and death. Ebony is a black wood.
105. It is amazing to think that soldiers on our planet have, unknown to themselves, derived their inspiration from such teachers, ‘clothed’ in this manner.
They work under the first Aspect logoic and train those whose work is along the lines of the destroyer.
106. Here is the a clear statement linking the ray structure of Mars with the first ray of Will and Power. The first ray is, we know, the ‘Ray of the Destroyer’.
107. Is the soul ray of Mars the first? Is the final monadic ray of Mars the first? This has yet to be determined. The fifth ray is also closely related to Mars (as it rules the five senses and the concrete mind) and the fifth ray has a close relationship to the first. Fifth ray souls can and, usually at some point, do transfer onto the first ray.
108. The mental nature of Mars is not to be discounted.
NEPTUNE—This school concerns itself with the development and fostering of the desire element and its graduates are called "the Sons of Vishnu." Their symbol is a robe with a full sailed boat portrayed over the heart, the significance of which will be apparent to those who have eyes to see.
109. We notice that in this listing, Uranus (the first synthesizing planet) is listed first in order and Neptune (the second synthesizing planet) is listed last in order. Uranus is, we know, associated with the higher head center and Neptune has, interestingly, been associated with the base of the spine center. (cf. EA 301)
110. The desire element is related to both the sixth and second rays. Neptune is a planet which transmits the sixth ray (probably from its soul nature) and the second ray from its monadic nature (EP I 420)
111. Vishnu is the God of the second aspect of divinity, correlating with the second ray Monad of Neptune.
112. On their robe (and it seems that a number of the graduates or instructors wear robes—the symbol of the aura) depicts over the heart a boat in full sail. The sail could not be full unless the winds were blowing and the winds must come from the buddhic plane—the plane of “air”. Neptune is closely associated with the buddhic plane and the energy of intuition, compassion and oneness.
113. Neptune, therefore, provides buddhic inspiration and is instrumental in transforming desire into love—the energy of the astral plane into the energy of buddhi.
114. From another perspective, the boat can be seen as the causal vehicle inspired by the energies of the spiritual triad.
115. As “Sons of Vishnu” the graduates are strongly conditioned by the second ray. Vishnu represents the second aspect of the Hindu Trimurti.
It is not permissible to touch upon the other planetary schools, nor would it profit.
116. One could wonder why it would not be profitable to touch upon the School on Saturn.
117. In this book, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pluto is not mentioned because Pluto had not yet been ‘discovered’. Yet DK speaks of “other planetary schools”. Does He mean only the schools on Saturn and Pluto? Or does He seem to suggest that there are schools on a number of other undiscovered planets and planetoids?
Certain further facts can be ascertained by the student of meditation who is aligned with his Ego, and in touch with his egoic group. [Page 1180]
118. We note that DK has only given us some rudimentary indications, but He suggests that further facts are available to us. The requirement is that we not only be aligned with our Ego but with our egoic group as well.
119. The schools suggest progress in groups and those who can come under the Law of the Schools (and aspect of the second ray Law of Attraction—a ray particularly related to groups) are becoming group conscious.
120. It is clear that revelation is dependent upon alignment. Alignment is an absolute prerequisite if one seeks to experience revelation rather than simply be told of the revelation of others.
The teaching given on our earth scheme in the Hall of Wisdom has been dealt with in many occult books, including Initiation, Human and Solar, and need not be enlarged upon here.
121. We naturally know more about that which is imparted in the Hall of Wisdom within the Earth-scheme than we do about any other planetary school.
122. Initiation: Human and Solar is a very rich little book to which it is necessary to return time after time to retrieve essential pieces of knowledge—often overlooked in earlier readings.
123. We remember, however, that following the writing of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire the Tibetan wrote many, many books. We may infer than the teaching given on our Earth-scheme is found, as well, in those books.
Some of the aspects of this law are here indicated.
124. The Law of the Schools. There are so many laws of which we can, as yet, have no conception, but DK has revealed some of them to us for pondering, speculation and comparison with better known laws.
The ground is by no means covered but enough has been shown to indicate its magnitude and extent.
125. A tremendous magnitude offering a vast scope for intra-systemic learning. Many ponder whether there can possibly be life, let along human life, on other planets. In Master DK's work not only is human life on other planets simply assumed but the most fascinating details are given concerning the means of human progressions on various "other planets". The educative possibilities on some planets are, however, withheld either because they would be incomprehensible to us or because they would reveal to much to minds which are, as yet, tainted with selfishness selfishness.
In closing, it must be pointed out that the Law of Karma is from some angles of vision the sum total of this Law of Attraction
126. A revelatory statement. Though the Law of Karma seems primarily an expression of the first and third rays, these rays are less fundamental to its nature than the second and fourth rays--both of which are closely related to the Law of Attraction. The purpose of the Law of Karma is to achieve a harmony which will make possible the archetypal expression of Divine Purpose. There is a 'Pattern in the Heavens' and the Law of Karma guarantees that patterns below will conform to the patterns above. In this respect we must remember that the second ray is "The Ray of the Divine Pattern" (EP II 394)
for it governs the relation of all forms to that which uses the form, and of all lives to each other.
127. We are being told that the Law of Karma is related to both the third and second rays, and even to the first. That which uses the form is a combination of the first and second rays. The manifested form relates more to the third ray.
128. We remember that the “Intermediate Law of Karma” seems to stand ‘above’ the three cosmic laws presently known: the Law of Synthesis; the Law of Attraction; the Law of Economy.
129. In other words, the ‘Law of Relationship’ is key to the workings of the Law of Karma. The Law of Attraction draws together those energies and forces which suit each other and are harmonious with each other. All this patterning proceeds under the direction of the Archetypal World.
130. It is as if the Law of Karma is responsible for those adjustments in relationship which make the World of Becoming the true reflector of the World of Being.
131. The many painful adjustments experienced under the Law of Karma lead eventually to harmony and right relations. The means are much more harsh than the objective.
132. We can judge that the Law of Karma has second ray objectives—certainly in this solar system. It is, DK tells us, the sumtotal of the second ray Law of Attraction.
133. As a kind of fourth cosmic law it is related to the second—the Law of Attraction.
134. This raises the important question of the relation of the planet Saturn (the ‘Planet of Karma’) to the energy of Love. While Saturn does not appear to have any soft-line rays in its energy system, there may be more to this question than meets the eye.