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Compilation on Asteroids, planetoids, etheric planets, hidden planets, and the inner round
From Esoteric Astrology, by Alice A. Bailey

See Michael Robbins' Tapestry of the Gods, Volume III


1. The five non-sacred planets or "hidden" planets(EA 15)

2. The non-sacred planets are only five:

            1. Mars                         4. The Moon, veiling a hidden planet
            2. The Earth
            3. Pluto                         5. The Sun, veiling a planet.  (EA 507)

3. General comments son the Planets:

10. "The seven Gods were divided into two triads and the sun.

a. Lower Triad—Mars, Mercury and Venus.

b. Higher Triad—Moon, Jupiter and Saturn. (the Moon standing for a hidden planet.)

11.  "Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury and Venus are the four exoteric planets and three others which must remain nameless (Pluto and the two hidden planets. A.A.B.) were the heavenly bodies in direct astral and psychic communication—morally and physically—with the Earth, its Guides and Watchers. The visible orbs furnish our humanity with its outward and inward characteristics and their Regents or Rectors with our Monads and spiritual faculties." (SD I 628; EA 643)

4. The Sun stands for a hidden planet:

1. "The sun is a central star and not a planet." (Therefore when it is included among the planets, as it is, it is simply because it stands for or veils a hidden planet.)   (EA 669)

5. Etheric Planets and Systemic Kundalini:

Systemic kundalini goes forward to the vivification of these centres, and at this stage of development certain centres are more closely allied than others.  Just as in connection with our planetary Logos, the three etheric planets of our chain—Earth, Mercury and Mars—form a triangle of rare importance  (TCF 181)

6. Planetoids, their purpose and place:

… a clue to the mystery of cosmic evil may be found in the difference existing between the sacred and non-sacred planets, and in the purpose and place, hitherto unrecognised, of the lives of the informing existences of the many planets and planetoids in the solar system.  Some are purely mahatic or of the third Aspect, dominated by the devas.  Others (of which the sacred planets are examples) are controlled by the second Aspect, and that second aspect will work through unconquerably into manifestation. (TCF 1128)

7. Synthesizing of the planetoids:

the planetary schemes (the seven sacred planets) will eventually synthesise, or absorb the life of the planets which are not termed sacred and the numerous planetoids, as far as the four kingdoms of nature are concerned.  (TCF 1172-1173)

8. Planetoids and the existences who express through them:

These seven hierarchies are veiled by the Rays, but each is found behind the veil of every ray, for in their totality they are the informing lives of every planetary scheme within the system; they are the life of all interplanetary space, and the existences who are expressing themselves through the planetoids, and all forms of lesser independent life than a planet.  (TCF 1196)

9.      In regard to the Agents of every kind Who are concerned with the karmic adjustments:

…  j. Human units, egoic groups, monadic lives, and myriads of other forms, objective and subjective, planetary and interplanetary, in connection with the Sun, and in connection with the planetoids. All work with energy emanations, and with force units under cyclic law, and all have the same objective,—the producing of perfected activity, intensification of heat, and of radiant magnetic light as an expression of the will or purpose of each embodied life. (TCF 1143-1144)

10.   Planetoids and analogy to pineal, pituitary and alta major:

… there are three planetary schemes which hold a place analogous to that held by the pineal gland, the pituitary body, and the alta major centre, but they are not the schemes referred to as centres, or known to us as informed by planetary Logoi.  Certain of the planetoids have their place here, and one scheme which has passed out of activity, and is in a condition of quiescence and nonactivity.  This latter scheme is the correspondence in the logoic body to the atrophied third eye in the fourth kingdom of nature.  When man has developed etheric vision and thus has expanded his range of vision, he will become aware of these facts, for he will see.  Many planetary schemes which are found only in etheric matter will be revealed to his astonished gaze, and he will find that (as in the body microcosmic) there are seven (or ten), paramount centres but numbers of other centres for the purpose of energising various organs.  So likewise the body macrocosmic has myriads of energy focal points or feeders which have their place, their function, and their felt effects.  These centres, with no dense physical globe, constitute what has sometimes been called "the inner round" and transmit their force through those greater centres which have been spoken of in occult books as having a connection with the inner round.  (TCF 1163-1164)

11.   In relation to magnetism:

Many are the lesser planets and numerous are the planetoids which have an energy or attractive quality all their own and which, from the systemic standpoint, must be allowed for in the measuring of the attraction producing the forms of or upon any particular planet. (TCF 1189)

12.   In relation to the planetary schools:

1. The exoteric non-sacred planets, called in occult parlance "the outer round" or outer circle of initiates.  Of these our earth is one, but being aligned in a peculiar fashion with certain spheres on the inner round, a dual opportunity exists for mankind, which facilitates, whilst it complicates, the evolutionary process. …

3. The inner round, which carries with it vast opportunity for those who can surmount its problems and withstand its temptations.  This inner round has a peculiar appeal to units on certain Rays, and has its own specific dangers.  The inner round is the round that is followed by those who have passed through the human stage and have consciously developed the faculty of etheric living and can follow the etheric cycles, functioning consciously on the three higher etheric planes in all parts of the system.  They have—for certain occult and specific purposes—broken the connection between the third etheric and the four lower subplanes of the physical plane.  This round is followed only by a prepared percentage of humanity, and is closely associated with a group who pass with facility and develop with equal facility on the three planets that make a triangle with the earth, namely Mars, Mercury, and Earth.  These three planets—in connection with this inner round—are considered only as existing in etheric matter, and (in relation to one of the Heavenly Men) hold a place analogous to the etheric triangle found in the human etheric body.  I have here conveyed more than has as yet been exoterically communicated anent this inner round and by the study of the human etheric triangle, its function, and the type of force which circulates around it, much may be deduced about the planetary inner round.  We must bear in mind in this connection that just as the human etheric triangle is but the preparatory stage to a vast circulation within the sphere of the entire etheric body, so the etheric planetary triangle—passing from the Earth to Mars and Mercury—is but the preparatory circulatory system to a vaster round included within the sphere of influence of one planetary Lord.  

4. The circle of the planetoids.  Students of the Ageless Wisdom are apt to forget that the Life of the Logos manifests itself through those circling spheres which (though not large enough to be regarded as planets) pursue their orbital paths around the solar centre and have their own evolutionary problems and are functioning as part of the solar Body.  They are informed—as are the planets—by a cosmic Entity and are under the influence of the Life impulses of the solar Logos as are the greater bodies.  The evolutions upon them are analogous to, though not identical with, those of our planet, and they swing through their cycles in the Heavens under the same laws as do the greater planets.  (TCF 1175-1176)

13.   Work of Solar Pitris:

Those who are working in the Uranus, the Neptune, and the Saturn scheme work somewhat differently to those functioning in the Venus, the Vulcan, the Mars, the Mercury, the Jupiter, the Earth and the exoteric Saturn scheme, and so do the Manasadevas of the inner round.  We should note here that we again have a triplicity of groups, representing a triplicity of force, and herein lies a hint.  In the central list of schemes the middle and lower group of Agnishvattas are active.  (TCF 777)

14.   Rod of Power:

The Rod of Initiation known as the "Flaming Diamond," is used by Sanat Kumara, the One Initiator.  This Rod lies hidden "in the East," and holds the fire hidden that irradiates the Wisdom Religion.  This Rod was brought by the Lord of the World from Venus, and once in every world period it is subjected to a similar process to that of the lesser Rod, only this time it is recharged by the direct action of the Logos Himself, the Logos of the solar system.  … The Buddhas of Activity are responsible for its custody, and under Them the Chohan of the ray.  It is produced only at stated times, when specific work has to be done.  It is used not only at the initiating of men, but at certain planetary functions of which nothing is at present known.  It has its place and function in certain ceremonies connected with the inner round, and the triangle formed by the Earth, Mars, and Mercury.  (IHS 129)

15.   Praylayas:

Between Two Solar Systems.  This covers the period of one hundred years of Brahma, and through the study of the planetary cycles comprehension of these greater cycles may come.  Complication comes to the student nevertheless in the fact that two of the schemes cover their cyclic periods in five rounds, while others have seven; one scheme has but three rounds, but a mystery is hidden here:  on the inner round one planet has nine cycles to run before the purpose of its Lord is completed. (TCF 744)

16.   In regard figures of duration and persistence of Asteroids:

Figures also must be computed when the effect upon the planets of what are called "asteroids" is known.  This is much greater than exoteric science has so far admitted, but the significance of this must eventually be interpreted in terms of energy and on etheric levels. (TCF 744)

17.   Times and Figures of Duration:

The figures for the planets concerned with the "inner round" differ as to length of time but not as to space location from those of other planets. The true figures in connection with any planetary scheme and its occult activity are not ascertainable by the man who cannot be trusted with the significance of the other planetary bodies (of great number) within the solar ring-pass-not.  The entire solar sphere is full of such bodies, characterised by the same features as are the seven and the ten, and each of them in some degree has an effect upon the whole.  Figures, therefore, cannot be considered as final until the effect of the lesser planetary bodies upon their immediate neighbours is known, and the extent of their planetary radiation has been gauged.  There are more than 115 of such bodies to be reckoned with, and all are at varying stages of vibratory impulse.  They have definite orbits, they turn upon their axis, they draw their "life" and substance from the sun, but owing to their relative insignificance, they have not yet been considered factors of moment.  This attitude of mind will change when etheric vision is a fact, and the reality of the existence of an etheric double of all that is in manifestation will be recognised by scientists.  This fact will be demonstrated towards the close of the century, and, during the early part of the next century a revolution in astronomical circles will occur which will result in the study of the "etheric planets."  As these bodies are organs of energy, permeating the dense form, the study of the interaction of solar energy, and the occult "give and take" of planetary bodies will assume a new significance.  Certain planetary bodies (both greater and lesser) are "absorbers," others are "radiators," while some are in the stage of demonstrating a dual activity, and are being "transmuted."  All these circumstances require to be considered by the initiate who is dealing with cycles. (TCF 793-794)

18.   In regard transferring from one scheme to another:

The "coming-in" of advanced Egos from the inner round, or from other planetary schemes, or from subtler spheres where they have been in pralaya awaiting opportunity is produced in a triple manner and is the result of a triple activity.  It is caused by an understanding between the planetary Logos of a scheme, and a brother planetary Logos whereby an exchange is effected.  The student must here think in terms of force and energy, of magnetic interaction and the conscious transmission of energy out of the body of the planetary Logos, via centres or a centre, into the body of another planetary Logos.  The cause here is the will or purpose, the object is sensation, and the method is force transference.  Exactly the same understanding lies back of the coming in of egos from the inner round, only this time the energy is sent forth by certain existences (working in connection with any planetary Logos) who are the "custodians of the inner circle."  This touches upon a mystery and deals with the coming-in of high Egos, of Avatars, of Buddhas, of masters, of initiates, and of disciples, and of all who have to wait for group, and not individual, urge for the fulfillment of cyclic karma on a large scale, and whose "wheels" are controlled by cosmic forces and not by purely systemic forces. (TCF 852-853)

19. small allowance has been made for the energies which play upon our planet all the time from other constellations or from the many "hidden" planets. (EA 6)

20.   Inner round, the Messenger, and Mercury:

The "mark of the messenger" in the feet, is a reference to that well-known symbol of the wings on the heels of Mercury.  Much upon this subject will be revealed to students in occult schools who will gather together all that can be found concerning the Messenger of the Gods, and who also will study with care information which astrological  students have gleaned anent the planet Mercury, and which occult students have gathered concerning the inner round. (IHS 206-207)

21.   In regard the 700 incarnations: 

These concern the unfoldment of the outer circle.  This is the longest period.  The initial vibration is slow and heavy, and millenia of lives have to elapse before the interchange of energy between the Ego and its reflection, the personal self (the lower threefold man) is such that the consciousness of the man occultly "awakens" in the Hall of Learning.  For advanced man at this time these incarnations took place upon the moon chain and in some cases upon certain planets connected with the inner round.  This is the circumstance which necessitated his "coming-in" during the Atlantean root-race.  Men of this type refused to incarnate earlier, as the bodies were too coarse; this was the cyclic reflection (on the lowest plane) of the refusal of the Monads to incarnate at the dawn of manvantaric opportunity. …  (TCF 825)

22.   Regard Path III.  Path of training for Planetary Logoi:

… candidates for this Path from our planetary scheme are transferred to the inner round and from thence to the Jupiter scheme. (TCF 1257)

23.   Regard Path VI.  The Path of the Solar Logos:

… The major Third carrieth within it the vibration of that which hath already been.  The cosmic Lord from out the greater seven (Whose sacred Name is hid) seeketh the centre of His life from out the sacred seven.  This is the mystery hid, the inner secret found in the heart of cosmic space within the groups divine. The sacred seven with the greater seven approach their primary, the One Who standeth above, and in their cyclic outer sweep will some day touch.  The two become the One and are lost in their primary. Seek ye the same on lesser scale within the inner round and on the plane of density see the lesser primary manifest.  The law holds good; the mystery dissolves in TIME. (TCF 1278)