Compilation Manu/Manus



(EA 652) The first one given above will be regarded as accurate for this world period and will be the basis of our astrological teaching. The informing Lives of the seven sacred planets are called by the following names:


 1. The seven Planetary Logoi.

 2. The seven Spirits before the throne.

 3. The seven Kumaras.

 4. The seven solar Deities.

 5. The primordial Seven.

 6. The seven Builders.

 7. The seven intellectual Breaths.

 8. The seven Manus.

 9. The Flames.

10. Lords of Love, Knowledge and Sacrifice.


(CF 533) 14. It should be noted that in this solar system the following entities manifest through:


I. One permanent atom . . . the physical.

1. A solar Logos.

2. The three major Rays, or Lords of Aspect.

3. The seven Heavenly Men.

4. The forty-nine Regents of the planetary chains.


II. Two permanent atoms . . . the physical and the astral.

1. The seven Lords of the globes in every chain.

2. The forty-nine Root Manus.


(CF 631) Another broad differentiation must next be touched upon:


[Page 631]

a. The seven Fires form the forty-nine Fires.

b. The seven Heavenly Men manifest through forty-nine lesser Rays.

c. The seven Spirits shew forth as forty-nine Existences.


In connection with the Spirit aspect it will prove unprofitable to carry the thought any further.  Of Spirit per se we can know nothing, and beyond predicating the forty-nine solar Manus (each of the Heavenly Men is expressing Himself on the physical plane through seven Manus) it is impossible to go.  Therefore, in discussing these abstract questions, we will concern ourselves only with the seven Rays of Light, or Heavenly Men, and the seven Fires.


(CF 844)  The informing Lives of a planetary globe       Manus of a cosmic chain.  Not a seed manu, but a periodical manu of lesser degree.  This involves an unrevealable mystery, connected with certain Hierarchies of color.


(CF 942) The "builders" of the human body work under the direction of one of the Lords of Karma from the lowest group.  These Lords are to be found in three groups, and a Lord out of the third group has the work of superintending the builders of the human being on the three planes.  Under Him are to be found certain karmic agents, who again are divided into the following groups:


1. Three karmic agents responsible to the karmic Lords for the work on the three planes.

2. Five karmic Lords who work in close connection with the Manus of the various races, and who are responsible for the correct building of the varying race types.

3. Karmic agents responsible for the subrace types of the present time.


(WM 283) These three might be described as the quality of the cell forces operating entirely on the physical plane which produce a peculiar type of physical body, the magnetic attraction between two physical bodies, and the racial types.  These three factors guide the Manu of the race as He builds a new race and impresses the outer Builders with His ideas.  They also guide a Master of the Wisdom as He builds His physical body at will for the carrying forward of His work in any time or place.  These emanations should, in measure, be understood somewhat by all those engaged in forming organisations and groups for active service in the world.  What, should the disciple ask himself, should be the vibratory quality of the cells of that body, of the individuals who compose it?  What should be the quality of its attractive force, and of the magnetic effect it is to have in the world?  What does the group possess through the medium of its corporate units which will put it en rapport with other groups and so make it harmonious in its relations with them?  These questions warrant careful attention and should be considered by all group builders.


(RI 712) It is in the Ashrams of the Masters that the disciple comes into direct relation with these dynamic, revealing and impulsive energies.  These three energies focus through and are directed by the three Heads of the Hierarchy: the Manu, the Christ, and the Mahachohan.  The Manu is receptive to, and the agent of, the energy of the divine will for humanity; the Christ is the agent for the distribution of the energy which brings intuitive revelation; the Mahachohan is responsible for the inflow of ideas into the consciousness of the disciple, the aspirant and the intelligentsia.  I would beg you to remember that the main effort of the spiritual Hierarchy is on behalf of humanity, because the fourth Kingdom in Nature is the Macrocosm of the three-fold Microcosm of the three lower kingdoms in nature.


(RI 412) That particular condition does not now exist, and the supreme Directors of the seven cosmic Paths are today in the same position as was the Hierarchy then; the word has gone forth to our three Great Lords—the Manu, the Christ and the Mahachohan—via the three Buddhas of Activity, to act in order to tighten up on requirements, to make the sixth initiation and not the fifth, the decisive one, and to present those on the seven rays with [Page 412] a wider range of choices and a greater diversity of choice.  Thus the Masters will have nine choices to face when They face Their decision; there will then be no need for Those on certain rays to pass to certain already determined Paths, but They can move forward under Their Own inspiration and with greater freedom.  The cosmic mental plane is not barred to Them, as has hitherto been the case.


(RI 378) To return to our theme, which is the expression of the great Ashram through the medium of the seven Ashrams, it is this magnetic energy of the first aspect which is found at the heart of the seven Ashrams, energised and enlightened from the reservoir of will energy found at the heart of the great Ashram itself.  This reservoir is fed from the "centre where the will of God is known," and the directing agent of this energy, within the Hierarchy itself, is the Christ and His two Associates, the Manu and the Mahachohan.  The forty-nine subsidiary Ashrams (not all of which are yet functioning) are energised by the potency of will from the reservoir of energy at the heart of each major Ashram, these in their turn being fed from the central reservoir.  The correspondence of this in the human centres is called the "jewel in the lotus."


(RI 369) The three major Executives of the Hierarchy:


1. The Christ, representing the second Ray of Love-Wisdom,

2. The Manu, representing the first Ray of Will or Power,

3. The Mahachohan, representing the third Ray of Active Intelligence,


are responsible to the Lord of the World for the processing of the life and impulse which condition the evolutionary process.  This statement is made without any further definition by me because the whole subject is too abstruse and it would require another Treatise like that on Cosmic Fire to make it even a little clearer.


(RI 368)  Though the Christ is the Head of the Hierarchy, it is Sanat Kumara, the Ancient of Days, Whose Ashram it truly is.  The Christ (I am using one of His official names) is indeed the Master of all the Masters and the Coordinator of the entire life of the great Ashram, in conjunction with the two other hierarchical Officials, the Manu and the Mahachohan.  The information I gave as to the constitution of the Hierarchy, in Initiation, Human and Solar, was along the same line.  The Hierarchy is the Ashram of Sanat Kumara, but He has delegated His authority, right down the ages, to the so-called World Saviours successively; Their life expression embodied in every case the goal of the period during which They held office.


(RI 241)   The unknown, unseen and unheard purpose of Sanat Kumara.  It is the secret of life itself and is known only to Him alone.  In its initial phase of this new expression, it works through the Manu and the Master Morya; it is that which veils the central mystery which all esoteric schools—if true to their inaugurating impulse—will eventually reveal.  What that is we do not yet know, but it is hinted at in Rule XIII.


(CF 600)  The three major Rays, being dual, are their own sufficient explanation.  They are at present the mode of expression of the three aspects, and demonstrate under their appropriate Logoi, Who manipulate world affairs through the three departments, of which the rulers on our planet are the Lord Maitreya, the Manu, and the Mahachohan.  The three major planes demonstrate easily their unique position—on plane two we have the home of the Monads of Love, on plane five we find the habitat of their reflections, the reincarnating Egos, and [Page 600] on the physical plane we find the working out at its densest point of the life of the Spirit.


(CF 743)  In considering planetary pralaya we might briefly enumerate the following periods of quiescence:


Between Two Globes in a Chain.  This covers the period of abstraction of the seeds of all life, and its transference from one sphere to another.  The seed manu of a globe gathers all the life forces into Himself, as does the Logos at the close of a system, and as also transpires at the close of a chain, and holds them quiescent in His aura.  This covers a period of a manvantara, or of one day of Brahma.


(CF 747)   Freedom to work on any Path must be gained by occult [Page 747] meditation; freedom to escape beyond the ring-pass-not is also thus attained, and likewise the curious state of quiescence which is achieved by Those Who have offered for service as the occult Hierarchy in the next round.  In Them have to be stored the psychic seeds of knowledge which will be available in the fifth round; this necessitates for Them an attitude of receptivity to occurrences at the close of each root-race, when there is, on subtler levels, a gathering in of psychic force, and its storing with Those prepared for its reception.  Their work is analogous to that of the Seed-Manu, Who Himself works through a septenate as do these storers of the psychic life-forces.


(CF 844)   The informing Lives of a planetary globe      Manus of a cosmic chain.  Not a seed manu, but a periodical manu of lesser degree.  This involves an unrevealable mystery, connected with certain Hierarchies of color.


(CF 855)  When we come to the second subplane of the mental plane (the plane whereon the egoic bodies of advanced humanity, of disciples, and of initiates are found) the method of grouping will be according to:


a. Ray.

b. Subray.

c. Department (whether under the Manu, the Mahachohan or the Bodhisattva on our earth scheme or their analogies on other schemes).

d. The Master's group.


These egoic lotuses are all organised, and have a number of petals unfolded whilst some are in the final stages of development.


(CF 869) III. Will or Sacrifice Petals.  Third circle.


a. Organised in the Hall of Wisdom.

b. Guided by the force and energy of the Manu.

c. The first group of solar Angels affected.


(CF 870)  This brings us to the third group of petals or to the unfolding of the will or sacrifice petals, based on intelligent purpose and pure love.  The force in this group calls in a different factor, that of the Manu, as well as the force of the Bodhisattva, and the desired effect is produced through the full co-operation of the fully awakened Ego, aided by his own Master (if he is evolving in a cycle wherein hierarchical effort for humanity takes the form it does in this present one), and the Manu.  Eventually (after the second Initiation) the Lord of the World comes [Page 871] in as a factor,—the Lord of world power, fully expressing itself in love.


(CF 870) Speaking generally, therefore, it might be stated that egoic groups in whom the knowledge petals are being organised and unfolded come under the primary influence of the Mahachohan; those in whom the love aspect, or the second circle of petals, is opening come under the primary influence of the Bodhisattva, with the knowledge unfoldment paralleling the work; whilst those in whom the third tier is being opened come under the energy direction of the Manu, with the two other types of force co-ordinated.  It will be apparent to the careful reader that in this fact lies hid the secret of why the Mahachohan holds office longer than either of His two Brothers, holding it as He does for an entire world period.  The key to these cycles lies hid in the following thoughts:  the Bodhisattva and the Manu change more frequently and pass on to other work owing to the fact that They each embody one type of triple force, whereas the Mahachohan is the focal point for five types of energy, each in its turn triple in nature.


(CF 907) Second, the Mahachohan is working specifically at this time (in co-operation with the Manu), with the devas of the gaseous subplane; this is in connection with the destroying work they are to effect by the end of this rootrace, in order to liberate Spirit from constricting forms.  Volcanic action therefore may be looked for, demonstrating in unexpected localities, as well as within the sphere of the present earthquake and volcanic zones.  Serious disturbance may be looked for in California before the end of the century, and in Alaska likewise.


(CF 1038) The force emanations from the Manu, or those of the first Ray, are easily traced when the races are considered, and this has been done in the recognition of the races and subraces.  What is oft overlooked is that each of these rays of energy demonstrates constructively, through the form-building agencies, and destructively through the ability of the force to destroy prior to building.  Thus the cycles can be viewed from two angles.


(CF 1140)  It is not possible to give much further information relative to the periodical appearing of the subhuman forms of life.  The subject is too obscure, and the detail too vast.  Until the student has fitted himself to appreciate [Page 1140] the symbolic, or hieroglyphic writings of the adepts,22 it is impossible for him to grasp the matter.  Much of the teaching on this matter is found in records in the department of the Manu, as it concerns primarily the initial stages of form building.  It might be said that the appearance of any life in manifestation is due to primary activity on the part of some Entity, which activity is largely the expression of the first Ray.  This concerns the periodical manifestation of the life or lives of any round just as it concerns also the ephemeral existence of a dragon fly; it deals with the form through which what we call a race is evolving and concerns itself with the tiny life of an individual in that race.  The same laws govern all, though the response to the law may be relative and in degree.  This law has the generic name of the "Law of Cycles," and is expressed in terms of time; [Page 1141] but the secret to the cycles may not as yet be given as it would convey to the intuitive too much dangerous information.  It is the knowledge of this law as it concerns rounds, races, subraces, groups (involutionary and evolutionary) and individuals (human and superhuman) which enables the Lords of Karma, and the Adepts of the good Law, to manipulate force or energy, and so carry all that is, on to its triumphant conclusion.  In connection with this, students may get much light on this difficult question of force if they bear in mind that every form in every kingdom on the downward, and the upward arc, is in itself a negative force impelled into activity by a positive force and demonstrating as a combination of the two.  The distinctions are demonstrated in the fact that some forms are negative-positive, others positive-negative, whilst still others are at the point of equilibrium.  This includes all the intermediate stages.  The Builders of the cosmos work under cyclic law consciously, and utilise the aggregate of these forces in any kingdom, any group or any unit to bring about the consummation of the plan.


(CF 1039)  When students learn to blend the one hundred year cycles of the first type of energy with the equally powerful impulses from the second Ray and the third, we shall then have a cessation of many controversies.  No great impulse will come from the Lodge along the line of the first Ray of Will or Power till the close of a century.  One such impulse along another line of force came when the discovery of the nature of the atom was arrived at through the study of electricity, and of radioactive substances, and an impulse from the second aspect is imminent.  It is not safe for students with limited vision to dogmatise anent this question of cycles.  Apart from the cyclic impulses continuously going forth, overlapping and superseding, and intermingling with each other, there are many which we might call lesser impulses (and the cycle of one hundred years to which H. P. B. refers [Page 1039] is but one of the lesser impulses.  There is a one thousand year cycle of greater moment).  There are vaster cycles, of 2500 years, of 7,000 years, of 9,000 years, of 15,000 years, and many others which only advanced initiates know of or can follow; these can break in upon any of the lesser impulses, and can be seen appearing, unexpectedly, as far as average man's knowledge is concerned, and yet they are but the returning impulses set in cyclic motion perhaps thousands of years ago.


(CF 1263) This force from the Pole Star, via Aquarius, is of special power at this time and the day of opportunity is therefore great.  It is one of the agencies which make the coming of the Great Lord a possibility.  He is Himself upon the fifth Path just as the Manu is upon the third.  Hence the close link between the two paths, for those on the fifth path can pass to the third and vice versa.  The first and the seventh, the second and the fourth, and the third and the fifth are but the two sides of one whole, or the two aspects of the one Path.  These three paths (with the fourth Path) constitute two Paths and the two Paths are but one.  This great mystery may not further be enlarged upon.


(EPI 351) When enough of the sons of men can thus function, their united responsiveness will constitute a channel through which this first ray can come into manifestation.  This is one of the main activities and objectives of the Hierarchy, and in the right understanding of the result of the responsiveness of humanity to the ray influences shall we arrive at the recognition of a law in nature hitherto undiscovered.  This particular law is connected with the department of the Governor of the world, the Manu.


(EPII 191)  Political work will occupy other groups more specifically than does any other branch of work.  These groups communicate the "quality of imposition" and an authority that is lacking in many other branches of this divine group activity.  The work is largely first ray work.  It embodies the method whereby the divine Will works out in the consciousness of races and nations.  Members of this group will have much first ray in their constitution.  Their work is to act as channels of communication between the department of the Manu and the [Page 191] race of men.  It is a noble thing to be channels of the Will of God.


(EA 687) "Two hints can here he given for thoughtful consideration. In connection with one of the Heavenly Men (which one cannot at this juncture be pointed out) we have one triangle of force to be seen in the following three centres:


a. The force centre of which the Manu, and His group, are the expression.

b. The centre of which the Bodhisattva or the Christ and His adherents are the focal point.

c. The centre of which the Mahachohan and his followers are the exponents.


These three groups form the three centres in one great triangle—a triangle which is not yet in complete vivification at this stage of evolutionary development.


Another triangle in connection with our own planetary Logos is that formed by the seven Kumaras—the four exoteric Kumaras corresponding to the four minor head centres, and the three esoteric Kumaras corresponding to the three major head centres.


(RI 90)  The reason for this is that the time has now been reached when Shamballa can be contacted and its energy evoked.  Hence we have the activity of the Buddha at the May Full Moon and that of the Christ at the following June Full Moon.  Their united activity serves to bring about a much closer approach between the Lord of the World and the Hierarchy, via His four Representatives:  the Buddha, the Christ, the Manu, and the Mahachohan—the five points of energy which are creating the five-pointed star of Humanity at this time.


(RI 92)  3. He "keeps the wheel revolving."  This has a specific relation to His work as the Word of God, which manifests as the Word made flesh.  This refers specifically to the great Wheel of Rebirth whereby, upon that turning wheel, souls are carried down into incarnation and then up and out of the soul's prison; through the turning of the wheel, human beings learn their needed lessons, create cyclically their vehicles of expression (the response apparatus of the soul in the three worlds) and in this way, under soul guidance, and aided by the Hierarchy and its schools of instruction, they arrive at perfection.  This entire process is under the control of the Christ, assisted by the Manu and the Lord of Civilisation.  These three Great Lords thus represent the three divine Aspects in the Hierarchy; They, with the four Lords of Karma, form the seven Who control the whole [Page 93] process of incarnation.  The subject is too vast and intricate to be adequately considered here.  The above truth does, however, give us a clue as to why the Christ made no specific reference to the work of incarnation in His spoken utterances whilst on Earth.  He was then occupied with His task of World Saviour.



(HIS 42)  The work of the Manu.


The Manu presides over group one.  He is called Vaivasvata Manu, and is the Manu of the fifth root-race.  He [Page 42] is the ideal man or thinker, and sets the type for our Aryan race, having presided over its destinies since its inception nearly one hundred thousand years ago.  Other Manus have come and gone and His place will be, in the relatively near future, taken by someone else.  He will then pass on to other work of a more exalted kind.  The Manu, or the prototype of the fourth root-race, works in close co-operation with Him, and has His centre of influence in China.  He is the second Manu that the fourth root-race has had, having taken the place of the earlier Manu at the time of the final stages of Atlantean destruction.  He has remained to foster the development of the race type, and to bring about its final disappearance.  The periods of office of all the Manus overlap, but there remains no representative of the third root-race upon the globe at this time.  Vaivasvata Manu has His dwelling place in the Himalaya mountains, and has gathered around Him at Shigatse some of those immediately connected with Aryan affairs in India, Europe and America, and those who will later be concerned with the coming sixth root-race.  The plans are prepared for ages ahead, centres of energy are formed thousands of years before they will be required, and in the wise fore-knowledge of these Divine Men nothing is left to sudden eventuation, but all moves in ordered cycles and under rule and law, though within karmic limitations.


The work of the Manu is largely concerned with government, with planetary politics, and with the founding, direction, and dissolution of racial types and forms.  To Him is committed the will and purpose of the Planetary Logos.  He knows what is the immediate objective for this cycle of evolution over which He has to preside, and His work concerns itself with making that will an accomplished fact.  He works in closer co-operation with the building devas than does His Brother, the Christ, for to Him is [Page 43] given the work of setting the race type, of segregating the groups out of which races will develop, of manipulating the forces which move the earth's crust, of raising and lowering continents, of directing the minds of statesmen everywhere so that racial government will proceed as desired, and conditions be brought about which will produce those needed for the fostering of any particular type.  Such a work can now be seen demonstrating in North America and Australia.


The energy which flows through Him emanates from the head centre of the Planetary Logos, passing to Him through the brain of Sanat Kumara, Who focalises all the planetary energy within Himself.  He works by the means of a dynamic meditation, conducted within the head centre, and produces His results through His perfect realisation of that which has to be accomplished, through a power to visualise that which must be done to bring about accomplishment, and through a capacity to transmit creative and destructive energy to those who are His assistants.  And all this is brought about through the power of the enunciated sound.


(HIS 46)  Thus you have Will, Love, and Intelligence represented in these three great Lords; you have the self, the not-self, and the relation between synthesised in the unity of manifestation; you have racial government, religion and civilisation forming a coherent whole, and you have physical manifestation, the love or desire aspect, and the mind [Page 46] of the Planetary Logos working out into objectivity.  The closest co-operation and unity exists between these three Personalities, and every move and plan and event exists in Their united foreknowledge.  They are in daily touch with the Lord of the World at Shamballa, and the entire guidance of affairs rests in Their hands, and in those of the Manu of the fourth root-race.  The World Teacher holds office in connection with both the fourth and fifth root-races.


Each of these departmental heads directs a number of subsidiary offices, and the department of the Mahachohan is divided into five divisions, so as to take in the four lesser aspects of Hierarchical rule.


Under the Manu work the regents of the different world divisions, such as, for instance, the Master Jupiter, the oldest of the Masters now working in physical bodies for humanity, Who is the regent for India, and the Master Rakoczi, Who is the regent for Europe and America.  It must be remembered here that though the Master R., for instance, belongs to the seventh ray, and thus comes under the department of energy of the Mahachohan, yet in Hierarchical work He may and does hold office temporarily under the Manu.  These regents hold in Their hands the reins of government for continents and nations, thus guiding, even if unknown, their destinies; They impress and inspire statesmen and rulers; They pour forth mental energy on governing groups, thus bringing about the desired results wherever co-operation and receptive intuition can be found amongst the thinkers.


(HIS 54)  Certain Masters and Their Work.


Under the first great group of which the Manu is the Head, can be found two Masters, the Master Jupiter, and the Master Morya.  Both of them have taken more than the fifth initiation, and the Master Jupiter, Who is also the Regent of India, is looked up to by all the Lodge of Masters as the oldest among Them.  He dwells in the Nilgherry Hills in Southern India, and is not one of the Masters Who [Page 54] usually takes pupils, for He numbers amongst His disciples initiates of high degree and quite a number of Masters.  In His hands are the reins of government for India, including a large part of the Northern frontier, and to Him is committed the arduous task of eventually guiding India out of her present chaos and unrest, and of welding her diverse peoples into an ultimate synthesis.  The Master Morya, Who is one of the best known of the Eastern adepts, and Who numbers amongst His pupils a large number of Europeans and Americans, is a Rajput Prince, and for many decades held an authoritative position in Indian affairs.


He works in close co-operation with the Manu, and will Himself eventually hold office as the Manu of the sixth root-race.  He dwells, as does His Brother, the Master K. H., at Shigatse in the Himalayas, and is a well-known figure to the inhabitants of that far-away village.  He is a man of tall and commanding presence, dark hair and beard and dark eyes, and might be considered stern were it not for the expression that lies in His eyes.  He and His Brother, the Master K.  H., work almost as a unit, and have done so for many centuries and will, on into the future, for the Master K. H. is in line for the office of World Teacher when the present holder of that office vacates it for higher work, and the sixth root-race comes into being.  The houses in which They both dwell are close together, and much of Their time is spent in the closest association.  As the Master M. is upon the first Ray, that of Will or Power, His work largely concerns itself with the carrying out of the plans of the present Manu.  He acts as the Inspirer of the statesmen of the world, He manipulates forces, through the Mahachohan, that will bring about the conditions desired for the furthering of racial evolution.  On the physical plane those great national executives [Page 55] who have far vision and the international ideal are influenced by Him, and with Him co-operate certain of the great devas of the mental plane, and three great groups of angels work with Him on mental levels, in connection with the lesser devas who vitalise thoughtforms, and thus keep alive the thoughtforms of the Guides of the race for the benefit of the whole of humanity.


(HIS 106)  In consultation between the Planetary Logos, the Lord of the World, one of the Buddhas of Activity, the Buddha, the Mahachohan, and the Manu (these names are given in order of their relative evolutionary stage) it was decided to watch proceedings a little longer before interfering with the trend of affairs, as the karma of the planet would have been delayed should the strife have been ended too soon.  Their confidence in the ability of men duly to adjust conditions was justified, and interference proved needless.  This conference took place at Shamballa.  This is mentioned to show the close scrutiny given to everything concerning the affairs of men by the various Planetary Existences.  It is literally true, in an occult sense, that "not a sparrow falleth" without its fall being noticed.


It may be asked why the Bodhisattva was not included in the conference.  The reason was that the war was in the department of the Manu, and members of the Hierarchy concern Themselves with that which is strictly Their own business; the Mahachohan, being the embodiment of the [Page 106] intelligent or manasic principle, participates in all conferences.  In the next great strife the department of religions will be involved, and the Bodhisattva intimately concerned.  His Brother, the Manu, will then be relatively exempt, and will proceed with His own affairs.  And yet withal there is the closest co-operation in all departments, with no loss of energy.  Owing to the unity of consciousness of those who are free from the three lower planes, what transpires in one department is known in the others


(HIS 131) These magnetic spots are magnetised in three ways:—


By Sanat Kumara working through the Manu.  This occurs when it is desirable to form a central magnetic point which, by its attractive power, will draw into a coherent whole some race, nation, or large organisation.  Every nation has its "magnetic point," formed in etheric matter by the application of the "Flaming Diamond" to the ethers; it is the national heart and the basis of the national character.  Usually the chief city of a nation is built up around it, but this is not invariably so.


(HIS 221)  Manu. The representative name of the great Being Who is the Ruler, primal progenitor and chief of the human race.  It comes from the Sanskrit root "man"-to think.


(OM 148)  The mystic works as a general rule under the department of the World Teacher, or the Christ, and the occultist more frequently under that of the Manu, or Ruler, but when both types have passed through the four minor rays in the department of the Lord of Civilisation, then a completion of their development may be seen, and the mystic becomes the occultist and the occultist includes the characteristics of the mystic.


(OM 167)  The interest of what I have to communicate today is very great, for we have to take up the matter of the forms used in the Departments of the Manu, the World Teacher and the Mahachohan, the Lord of Civilisation.


These three Departments represent in the Hierarchy the three aspects of the Logos as manifested in the solar [Page 167] system,—the Aspect of Will or Power, the Aspect of Love and Wisdom (which is the basic aspect for this system), and the Aspect of Activity or Intelligence.  You know from your studies the work undertaken by these departments.


The Manu manipulates matter and is occupied with the evolution of form, whether it is the dense physical form of animal, mineral, flower, human being or planet, or the form of races, nations, devas or the other evolutions.


(OM 168)  What I seek to bring out here are the three clear lines whereby a man may mount to the Logos and find union with the self of the Solar System.  He can mount by the line of the Manu, he can attain through the line of the Bodhisattva, or he can reach his goal via the path of the Mahachohan.  But specially note, that on this planet the Lord of Love and Power, the first Kumara, is the focal point for all three departments.  He [Page 168] is the One Initiator, and whether a man works on the line of power, or on the line of love, or on the line of intelligence, he must finally find his goal on the synthetic Ray of Love and Wisdom.  He must be love, and manifest it forth, but it may be love working through power.  It may be love in harmony, or love working through knowledge, through ceremonial or devotion, or it may be just pure love and wisdom, blending all the others.  Love was the source, love is the goal, and love the method of attainment.


(OM 171) We might here somewhat indicate the approximate method, and lay down certain rules which will serve to elucidate when the time comes.


This first line is specially the line of government, of racial, development, of working in and with the matter of all forms on all the planes of human evolution.  It is, as I have said before, the line of occultism.  It emphasises the hierarchical method, it embodies the divine autocracy, and it is the line whereby our solar Logos imposes His Will on men.  It is closely linked to the Lords of Karma, and it is through the Manu's department that the Law of Cause and Effect is wielded.  The four Lords of Karma work closely with the Manu, for They impose the Law, and [Page 171] He manipulates the forms of men, of continents, of races, and of nations so that that law may be duly worked out.


The man therefore who attempts through meditation to contact these powers, to rise to union by these means, and to attain the consciousness of the Will aspect, works under set rules, rises from point to point under due forms, and broods ever on the Law and its workings.  He seeks to understand, he discriminates and studies; he is occupied with the concrete and its place in the divine plan.  He admits the fact of the indwelling life but concentrates primarily on its method and form of manifestation.  The basic rules of expression and of government occupy his attention, and by studying the rules and laws, and by seeking to comprehend, he necessarily contacts the Ruler.  From stage to stage he rises—from the ruler of the microcosm in the three worlds, to the group egoic and its focal point, a Master; from the ruler of the group he rises to the Manu, the Ruler of the department wherein he has his place, thence to the Ruler of the World, later to the Planetary Logos, and thence to the Solar Logos.


(OM 189)  The mantrams used:—


a—By the Manu, in manipulating that which is necessary in the moving of continents, and the submerging of lands.


Governments will use psychics to contact the Manu and ascertain his will

(OM 201)  On all the three main lines of approach—that of the Manu, or Ruler, the Bodhisattva, or World Teacher, and the Mahachohan, or Lord of Civilisation—their own specific groups will be found, subject to certain mantrams and words, and moving under certain rhythmic laws.  One hint only can I give here but I think you will find it interesting.  The time is coming when those who work under the Manu, manipulating nations, directing their attention to government and politics, sitting in the assemblies of the people, giving out the laws and apportioning justice, will begin all their work with great rhythmic ceremonies.  By means of their united rhythm and chanted words, they will seek to put themselves in touch with the consciousness of the Manu and with His great governing department, so bringing more clearly into practice the working out of His plans and the formulation of His intentions.  Having aligned their bodies and made the necessary funnel, they will proceed with business after having placed in their midst as a focal point of illumination one or two men who will give their entire attention to finding out the intention of the Manu and His subordinates upon the matter in hand.


(OM 252) The Law of Vibration will gradually, therefore, be more and more understood, and be seen to govern action in all of the three departments of the Manu, the World Teacher and the Mahachohan.  It will find its basic expression and its familiar terminology in those of colour and sound.  Emotional disorder will be regarded as discordant sound; mental lethargy will be expressed in terms of low [Page 252] vibration, and physical disease will be numerically considered.  All constructive work will eventually be expressed in terms of numbers, by colours, and through sound.


(OM 304) These are the outstanding features that are descriptive of the one true fundamental School.


This fundamental school has three main branches and a fourth that is in process of forming and which will make the four branches of this fourth round.  These branches are as follows:—


1. The trans-Himalayan Branch.

2. The southern India Branch.  (these are Aryan Branches)

3. A Branch that works with the fourth root-race and has two fourth root-race adepts at its head.

4. A Branch in process of forming that will have its headquarters in the Occident at some place not yet disclosed.  It has for its main object the instructing of those connected with the coming sixth root-race.


These branches are and will be closely inter-allied and will work in the closest co-operation, being all focused and under the control of the Chohan at Shamballa.  The heads of each of the four branches communicate with each other frequently and are really like the faculty of one stupendous university, the four schools being like the [Page 305] various major departments of the foundations—like subsidiary colleges.  The aim of all is the evolution of the race, the object of all is to lead all to the point of standing before the One Initiator, the methods employed are fundamentally the same, though varying in detail, due to the racial characteristics of the races and types dealt with, and the fact that certain schools work paramountly with one ray and others with another.


The trans-Himalayan school has its adepts as known to you, and others Whose Names are not known.


The southern Indian school has special work with the deva evolution, and with the second and third sub-races of the Aryan race.


The Himalayan school works with the first, fourth and fifth sub-races.


The fourth root-race branch works under the Manu of that race and his brother of the Teaching Ray.  Their headquarters are in China.


The Master R.— and one of the English Masters are concerning Themselves with the gradual founding of the fourth branch of the school, with the assistance of the Master Hilarion.  Ponder on these imparted facts, for the significance is of profound importance.


(OM 309)  There is also planned a preparatory school for the advanced egos of the fourth root-race.  This will be under the Manu of that race and will be situated in Japan, with its most esoteric branch in western China.  This makes the seventh in the group of schools outlined.


(OM 356) Manu  The representative name of the great Being Who is the Ruler, primal progenitor and chief of the human race.  It comes from the Sanskrit root "man"—to think.


(TEV 3) This group of Thinkers falls into seven main divisions and is presided over by three great Lives or super-conscious Entities. These three are the Manu, the Christ, and the Mahachohan. These three work primarily through the method of influencing the minds of the adepts and the initiates.


(TEV 120)  The Impressing Agents of the Divine Will


We are not here, however, considering the larger Whole, but we are dealing with a specific and focussed area of the planetary consciousness. This is found midway between the highest plane whereon the Council Chamber of the Great Lord is found and the three planes which form the active arena for hierarchical work—the three levels of consciousness of the Spiritual Triad. This "focussed area" has been precipitated by the Agents of the divine Will; They know the ultimate purpose of Sanat Kumara and hold it steadfastly in view, making it available to those Masters of the Wisdom Who can act as the "impressing Agents of Sanat Kumara's Will." These are the Manu, the Christ, and the Mahachohan, the Lord of Civilisation.


It might be said here that the three Buddhas of Activity are the prime impressing Agents and that the three Great [Page 120] Lords are the "impressed Recipients" at an exceedingly high level; this is the atmic level of awareness, which is the area energised by the divine Will.


(TEV 160)   The ray upon which the Monad is to be found—one of the three major rays and, therefore, related to one of the three major centres—conditions:

a. The disciple's absorption into one of the three departments of hierarchical work, i.e., a first ray soul will go normally into such an Ashram as that of the Master M. in the department of the Manu; a second ray disciple will pass into a second ray Ashram such as mine (D.K.) or that of the Master K.H. and therefore into the department of the Christ; a third ray soul will be absorbed into one of the Ashrams (and there are many) functioning under the Lord of Civilisation, the Master R.


(TEV 186) One point of this future triangle will emerge out of the field of world governments, of politics and of statesmanship; another will appear out of the world religions, and a third out of the general field of world economics and finance. Today no such men of spiritual will, of spiritual love and of [Page 186] spiritual intelligence are to be found upon Earth; even if they did emerge in these three fields of expression they could do little good, for the sense of recognition and of responsibility is as yet inadequately developed; later, they will appear and will then openly relate the department of the Manu to that of world government, the department of the Christ to that of the world religions, and the department of the Lord of Civilisation to that of the social and financial order.


(CF 120) i. Another synthesis takes place on the synthetic second ray on the second subplane of the buddhic plane and the monadic plane, while the comparatively few Monads of will or power are synthesised on the atomic subplane of the atmic.  All three groups of Monads work in triple form on the mental plane under the Mahachohan, the Manu, and the Bodhisattva, or the Christ; on the second or monadic plane they work as a unit, only demonstrating [Page 120] their dual work on the atmic plane, and their essential triplicity on the buddhic plane.


(CF 180)  Two hints can here be given for thoughtful consideration.  In connection with one of the Heavenly Men (which one cannot at this juncture be pointed out) we have one triangle of force to be seen in the following three centres:


a. The force centre of which the Manu, and His group, are the expression.

b. The centre of which the Bodhisattva or the Christ and His adherents are the focal point.

c. The centre of which the Mahachohan and his followers are the exponents.


These three groups form the three centres in one great triangle—a triangle which is not yet in complete vivification at this stage of evolutionary development.


Another triangle in connection with our own planetary Logos is that formed by the seven Kumaras—the four exoteric Kumaras corresponding to the four minor head centres, and the three esoteric Kumaras corresponding to the three major head centres.


(CF 436)  As this fifth influence becomes more and more felt, its effects will be seen on the astral plane in an intelligent conscious control which will be based not so much on the desire for harmony as on a desire for a scientific, intelligent manipulation of astral matter.  When this is the case, the higher psychism will begin to make itself felt.  On the physical plane a great deal of interesting electrical phenomena will be seen, and the opportunity of the [Page 436] Manu to separate races, to segregate types, and to submerge and detach continents will be great.  This is the ray of separative force, and its place, as a factor in the erection and destruction of forms, is very interesting.


(DINAI 754) You can see, therefore, that the Hierarchy itself is only a great Ashram with a triangle at the centre, composed of the Christ, the Mahachohan and the Manu. Symbolically speaking, this triangle constitutes one radiant centre, for the radiatory activity of each of these Great Lords is such that They are swept into each other's auras in such a way that there is a complete blending and fusing. Every Ashram radiates some one major quality according to the ray of the Master at the centre; in the same way the Hierarchy radiates the quality of the second divine aspect, just as the all-inclusive Ashram (to which we give the name Shamballa) has the  outstanding characteristic of the first aspect, life itself. This is not a quality, but that of which quality is an emanation.


(DINAII 135) In considering the higher point of the triangle, which is the Ashram, I would remind you that radiation from Shamballa enters the triangle at that point and that, through the Ashram, will, purpose and strength can pour. This is a relatively new achievement within the Ashrams of the Masters. In the major group Ashram (which is the Hierarchy itself) this reaction to impression from Shamballa is arrived at as the energy pours in, via the two Great Lords, the Manu and the Christ. It is also registered by Their senior disciples, the Chohans and initiates of the sixth initiation, such as the Masters Morya and Koot Hoomi. (DINAII 135)Lately the Master R. has taken the position of Mahachohan, and that achievement has carried the entering force down into the ranks of those Masters Who have taken the fifth initiation thus enabling Them to step down this Shamballa force to Their individual Ashrams. This happening has produced a tremendous stimulation with all the attendant opportunities, manifestations, and dangers. Masters such as myself have had to learn to handle this great potency, and at the same time to make as much of it as we can (safely and wisely) available to our senior disciples.


(EOH 158)  The first phase, Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to mankind, definitely invokes potencies which are to be found upon monadic levels of consciousness and upon what is occultly called the second plane of divine manifestation. These Forces include the Lord of the World and the Representatives of the seven sacred planets Who are spoken of in the Christian Bible as the "seven Spirits before the Throne of God." They include also the three Agents of the Divine Triplicity Who are known, esoterically and in the East as the three Kumaras, or the three Buddhas of Activity.


What do these names and these great Individualities mean to you and to average humanity? Nothing at all and this is necessarily so. They remain but names and possible hypothetical expressions of divinity until after the third initiation when the conscious recognition of the Monad becomes possible; then Forces and Energies, personified for us in these great and stupendous Lives, can be demonstrated as having true existence. On the way to these fundamental recognitions, Their three Representatives within the limits of the Hierarchy must be accepted and known to be correspondingly functioning Activities. These Three are, the Manu, the focal point of the first Ray of Will or Power; the Christ, the head of the Hierarchy and the representative of the second Ray of Love-Wisdom; and the Lord of Civilisation, the expression of the third Ray of Active Intelligence. [Page 159] This knowledge is achieved during the process of training for the first three initiations. Therefore, all that I here tell you must be regarded as possible of verification, and as being testified to by all the world Scriptures and by the initiates of all lands, but it must necessarily remain personally unverified by you until a much later date in your unfoldment.


(EOH 160)  On a lower turn of the spiral, you will note that the Wesak Festival enacts a similar invocation and process. It is a re-enacting and training process. There and at that time, the three Representatives of Shamballa within the Hierarchy—the Manu, the Christ and the Mahachohan—invoke the Buddha, Who in His turn is the transmitter of still higher Forces. He is invoked by a special mantram and transmits the appeal to the One Whose agent He is. If this Great Invocation which we are studying can be rightly said, the three great planetary centres can be related in a similar manner. The Lord of Civilisation, the Master R., representing humanity, the Christ representing the Hierarchy and the Lord of the World, linked through the Manu and representing Shamballa can be brought into a close relation so that the result will be the setting up of such a potent vibration and note that the Spirit of Peace will be invoked and contacted. By the voiced appeal His attention will be forced to turn itself towards our planet.


(EOH 274)  The ending of the present evil situation is, therefore, a cooperative measure; and here, in this connection, we have the appearance of the Lord of Civilisation Who voices and engineers upon the physical plane the fiat of the Lord of Liberation and of the Rider from the secret place. He aids and makes possible, owing to His control, the precipitating upon the Earth and in the arena of combat, of the power generated by the Lords of Liberation, expressed by the Coming One and focussed through Him as the hierarchical Representative in Europe. The work of the Master R. has always been recognised as of a peculiar nature and as concerned with the problems of civilisation, just as the work of the Christ, the Master of all the Masters, is concerned with the spiritual development of humanity, and the work of the Manu is occupied with the science of divine government, with politics and law. Thus the incoming focussed energy, called forth in response to right invocation, is stepped down still nearer to humanity, and the masses can then respond to the new impulses. You have, therefore:


(EOH 298)  They are both types of the most powerful Avatars which humanity itself has as yet produced. They emerge along the lines of government, of the first ray and in the department of the Manu, and are very sensitive to Shamballa force. Such Avatars frequently emerge at the founding of a nation. This is true of both Bismarck and Lincoln.



(EOH 304)  2. A Messenger or Avatar of equal rank to the Christ in the Hierarchy (or possibly Christ Himself) may come forth as the Representative of the Avatar of Synthesis and as His transmitting Agent.


a. This lesser Avatar works today as one of the senior Members of the Great White Lodge and is in close touch with the Christ, with the Manu and with the Lord of Civilisation, the Master R.; He will act as the Coordinator between the Hierarchy and Shamballa. He will fuse and blend in Himself, through the quality of His Own life, the three great energies:


The will-to-spiritual power.

The will-to-love in its spiritual connotation.

The will-to-manifest spiritually.


(EOH 525) For aeons and for cycles, the Members of the Hierarchy have been submitting Themselves to the needed training in order to react correctly when fuller contact has been established by Shamballa with the Hierarchy. I would have you note the phrasing here. That contact has now been established as a result of the inflow of certain extra-planetary forces and by an "act of determined direction," emanating from the Council Chamber of the Lord of the World. Misunderstand me not. The Hierarchy has always been in touch with the "Place of Purpose" (as it has been called) through the medium of its Chohans and its senior Directors, such as the Christ, the Manu and the Lord of Civilisation. These great Beings have steadily revealed this purpose to the Members of the Hierarchy so that They have been able to grasp and work out the emerging Plan. But even to the Masters the Shamballa force has had to be stepped down, just as the force of the Hierarchy requires modifying for the average disciple and aspirant, if they are to respond constructively to it.


(EOH 564)  2. Today, the relation of Shamballa to the Hierarchy is closer than at any previous time, owing to the following factors:


The one-pointed work and plan—pursued by the three great departments in the Hierarchy (the department of the Manu, that of the Christ, and that of the Lord of Civilisation)—in which the three Leaders have unitedly acted as a Triangle of transmission between the Council Chamber of the Lord of the World and the Hierarchy. They are, all three, Members of the Council, though none of Them is yet working at the very centre of affairs; in order to be of greater service in Their own sphere, They have taken Their stand upon the periphery of the Council's influence.


(EOH 663) The Christ is working, therefore, in very close cooperation with the Master Morya, and also with the Manu (one of the three Heads of the Hierarchy), and these three—the Christ, the Manu and the Master Morya—create a triangle of energies into which (and through which) the energy of the Avatar of Synthesis can pour, finding right direction under Their combined efforts.


(EOH 669)  Every October and every March, the Master R. gathers [Page 669] together His council of helpers, the Masters and the senior initiates in the Ashrams of the third, the fifth and the seventh rays. Though He is the Head of the third Ray of Aspect and is in control, therefore, of the two Rays of Attribute mentioned above, He does not Himself wield these forces, because He is One of the three Heads of the Hierarchy and His work cannot be confined to the activity of any one ray. He works through the Ashrams of these rays, but He Himself works primarily in cooperation with the Christ and the Manu.


(DINAI 38) 5. The fifth group will be that of the Political Organisers and will concern itself with political factors in every nation. They will work in the world of human government, dealing with the problems of civilisation and with the relationships existing between nations. The bringing about of international understanding will be their major objective. This group communicates the "quality of imposition," and an authority that is lacking in the other branches of this divine group activity. This work is largely first ray work. It will embody the method whereby the divine Will works out in the consciousness of races and nations. Members of this group will have much first ray energy in their equipment. Their work is to act as channels of communication between the department of the Manu and the race of men. It is a noble task, my brothers, to be channels for the will of God.


(RI 130)  The seventh kingdom in nature is that of the Lives Who participate in full capacity of understanding with the group of Beings Who are the nucleus of the Council at Shamballa.  Around the Lord of the World this group pivots; Their consciousness and state of being is only dimly understood by the most advanced Members of the Hierarchy, and the relation of these Lives to the Lord of the World is similar, and yet fundamentally different, to the relation of the Members of the Hierarchy to the three Great Lords—the Christ, the Manu and the Mahachohan.  Through these three Lords pours the energy which streams from Shamballa, transmitting the purpose and motivating the plan of Sanat Kumara—His Life Plan.  What you call "the Plan" is the response of the Hierarchy to the inflaming purposeful will of the Lord of the World.  Through Sanat Kumara, the Ancient of Days (as He is called in the Bible), flows the unknown energy of which the three divine Aspects are the expression.  He is the Custodian of the will of the Great White Lodge on Sirius, and the burden of this "cosmic intention" is shared by the Buddhas of Activity and those Members of the Great Council Who are of so elevated a consciousness and vibration that only once a year (through Their emissary, the Buddha) is it safe for Them to contact the Hierarchy.


(WM 347)  Then when stillness has been achieved, you visualise those Masters of whom you know, and raising your vibration higher still, you connect up, if possible, with the Chohans, with the Christ and the Manu, according to the line, religious or political, with which you may be working, and along which the attack will come.  You then pour through the linking chain, and through all the vehicles, a stream of violet light.  This method is only for use when the need is dire and the necessity great.  The reason for caution lies in the etheric vehicle, which responds most violently to the colour violet.


(WM 367)  1. An ability to sense the vision.  That involves a capacity in a faint measure to realise the archetype on which the Lodge is endeavouring to fashion the race.  It involves cooperation in the work of the Manu, and the development of abstract as well as synthetic thought, the flashing forth of the intuition.  The intuition wrests from the high places a touch of the ideal plan as it lies latent in the mind of the Logos.  As men develop this capacity, they will touch sources of power that are not on mental levels at all but which constitute those from which the mental plane itself draws sustenance.