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THREE GROUPS OF MANASADEVAS

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MANASADEVAS – AGNISHVATTAS – MANASAPUTRAS


AHHI / FLAMES / MANASADEVAS–AGNISHVATTAS–MANASAPUTRAS / SOLAR PITRIS
[of the Sirian Dense Physical Planes]


This compilation attempts to represent or characterize both the status and goal of the great bulk of humanity and its constantly shifting matrix of attitudes and values in the Three Worlds, from the point of view of the hierarchies of lives that make up the composition of human sheathes through various permutations of buddhi, ahamkara, and manas. It does not represent the technical point of view of atma-buddhi-manas, in other words, of the conscious triad working on manifesting or actualizing the purposes of the monad in the 7 or 5 worlds of solar or planetary life. The key to this insight is to be found in the higher cosmic and solar (Brahmânda) correspondence of Shiva in his form of Mahadeva, seated between Vishnu and Brahmâ hypostases in this 2nd solar system. In other words, active loving will, or the light within the lights, remains occult (despite what contemporary interpreters assert) when intelligence is active and love-wisdom is as yet only latent in human and planetary manifestation.
These compilations are meant to be taken into meditation, rather than taken at apparent or verbal face value. They are meant to incite questions and disputation, within oneself and others. Classical disputation or critical reflection and heart meditation working together temper the mind and refine the heart. The 5th Ray concrete mind is the only path humans have (at this stage of IVth Creative Hierarchy evolution) toward fully conscious Identification — with soul, triad, monad, or deity. (_____). It is hoped that this compilation will also help students of Buddhism and Vedanta to understand AAB's and HPB's sophisticated technical and terminological usage.
[Single or double underlining and square brackets are used throughout to indicate emphases and interpolations, respectively.]
[Please excuse abbreviations utilized to save space — LH "Liberated Hierarchy," CH "Creative Hierarchy," HMan "Heavenly Man," K "Kingdom," 1° "1st initiation, etc.," o/t "of the," &th "and the," w/t "with the," th "the," w/ "with."]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Lords of the Flame. 2. Solar and Planetary Constitution. 3. Introductory to the Three Classes.
4. The Manasadevas. 5. The Agnishvattas. 6. The Manasaputras. 7. The Solar Pitris.



THE AH-HI

STANZA I.3 . Universal Mind was not, for there were no Ah-hi to contain it. [SD Stanzas]

...the *Ah-hi* are the *flame* from which the Rays [read 7] stream forth... ...Are not the prismatic rays fundamentally one single white ray? . From the one they become three; from the three, seven; from which seven *primaries* they fall into infinitude. (Transactions 26)

...the *Ah-hi* are the *primordial seven Rays, or Logoi*, emanated from the first Logos, triple, yet one in its essence. (20)

...A distinction had to be made between the Absolute Mind, which is ever present, and its reflection and manifestation in the *Ah-hi*, who, being on the highest plane, reflect the universal mind collectively at the first flutter of Manvantara. (19)

...*Universal* or Absolute *Mind* always is during Pralaya as well as Manvantara;... The *Ah-hi* are the highest Dhyanis, the Logoi as just said, those who begin the downward evolution, or emanation. (20)

...cosmic mind appears at the 3rd stage, or degree and is confined or limited to the manifested universe. In the Puranas, *Mahat* ...appears only at the third of the Seven "Creations" or stages of evolution. *Cosmic Mind is Mahat* or divine ideation in active (creative) operation, and thus only the periodical manifestation in time and in actu of the Eternal Universal Mind... (21-2)

...*Cosmic Buddhi*, the emanation of the Spiritual Soul Alaya, is the vehicle of *Mahat* only when that Buddhi corresponds to *Prakriti*. Then it is called *Maha-Buddhi*. This Buddhi differentiates through seven planes, whereas the Buddhi in man is the vehicle of Atman, which vehicle is o/t essence of the highest plane of Akasa and therefore does not differentiate. The difference between Manas and Buddhi in man is the same as the difference between the *Manasa-Putra* and the *Ah-hi* in *Kosmos*. (28)

The Ah-hi pass through all the planes, beginning to manifest on the third. Like all other Hierarchies, on the highest plane they are arupa, ...mere breaths. On the second plane, they first approach to Rupa, or form. ...On the third they become the Manasaputras, those who become incarnated in man. With every plane they reach they are called by different names... ...a man has free will and the Ah-hi have none. ... The "Ah-hi" are Forces, not human beings. ...the consciousness of the Manasa-putra on the third plane is quite different. It is only then that they become Thinkers. (23-5)

SD1.38 The AH-HI (Dhyan-Chohans) are the collective hosts of spiritual beings — the Angelic Hosts of Christianity, the Elohim and "Messengers" of the Jews — who are the vehicle for the manifestation of the divine or Universal thought and will.

[Krishna] ...speaks of himself and his two natures, lower and higher natures, para and apara prakriti. Krishna is the Great Breath whose higher nature is Daiviprakriti or Fohat, high light, while his lower nature is Mulaprakriti. (Studies in the SD, 96)

SD2.181-2In the Secret Doctrine, the first Nagas — being wiser than Serpents — are the "Sons of Will and Yoga," born before the complete separation of the sexes, "matured in the man-bearing eggs produced by the power (Kriyasakti) of the holy sages" of the early Third Race. (Note: There is a notable difference esoterically between the words Sarpa and Naga, though they are both used indiscriminately. [Ahi Sarpas vs. Nagas]) [Dragons vs. Serpents]

CF.686...Certain Existences attained self-consciousness in that earlier system, and are the "nirvanis" spoken of by HPB. As might be expected, they are characterized by active intelligence, achieved and developed by means of material evolution during a previous mahamanvantara. They are the Manasadevas and in their totality are the vehicles of the Divine mind, the dhyan-chohanic forces, the aggregate of the Ah-hi. In this solar system the vibration o/t cosmic astral plane is becoming dominant,...

CF.851The Ah-hi, the greater Builders [SD1.27,38], Who are the Lords working out the will of the solar Logos, mainly use two planes for communication with each other and with Their cohorts:
First, the second plane, where They communicate by means of a spiritual medium incomprehensible to man at present.
Second, the mental plane, where They communicate with all lesser lives by means of a type of mental telepathy.

CF.563-4...Roughly speaking, a solar Logos works only through the greater Builders, the Manasaputras [sacred planets] in Their various grades on the two higher planes of the solar system. ...The planetary Logoi [sacred & non-sacred] work primarily through the Builders of the next three planes (atma-buddhi-manas) [lesser Builders, the Triads], who construct and control the work of the planetary schemes. Men work through the builders of the lower mental planes, and the astral plane, for the human thought-forms are kama-manasic; . the physical plane builders are swept automatically into action by the force of the currents,...

CF.615-7The building devas are the Ah-hi, or Universal Mind. They contain within their consciousness the plan logoic, and inherently possess the power to work it out in time and space, being the conscious forces of evolution.
They not only embody the Divine Thought but are that through which it manifests, and its actuating activity. They are essentially motion. The lesser builders are more particularly the material form which is actuated, and in their cohorts are the substance of matter (considering substance as that which lies back of matter).
They are that which produces concretion and which gives form to the abstract. The terms "rupa" and "arupa" devas are relative, for the formless levels and the formless lives are only so from the standpoint of man in the three worlds; . the formless lives are those which are functioning in and through the etheric body of the Logos, formed of the matter of the four higher planes of the system. ...On the physical plane of the solar system an analogous process can be seen taking place as regards the physical body of man, or his concrete manifestation. In his case, the 4th subplane is the focal point of positive force. On that plane are located the etheric centers of man, which have, in the evolutionary process and in the work of force direction, a relationship to his physical body similar to the relationship which groups of Egos on the mental plane have to the dense physical body of the Logos. This is a profound occult hint.
In the words "prana and the etheric body" (or life force and form) we have the key to the mystery of the solar and lunar pitris, and a hint as to the place of the physical body in the scheme of things.

LORDS of the FLAMETop

EA.362...From certain angles, these are related to the Personality of our planetary Logos:
The EARTH — planetary vital body.
VENUS — planetary astral vehicle, or Kama-manas.
MERCURY— planetary mind. (cf. EA.355, 594)

CF.298The coming of the Lords of Flame to the EARTH was all under law and not just an accidental and fortunate happening; . it was a planetary matter which finds its correspondence in the connection between the mental unit and the manasic permanent atom. Again, as the antaskarana is built by individual man between these two points, so — again in a planetary sense — is a channel being built by collective man on this planet to its primary, VENUS.
In connection with these two planets, it must be remembered that VENUS is a sacred planet and the EARTH is not. This means that certain o/t planets are to the Logos what the permanent atoms are to man. They embody principles. Certain planets afford only temporary homes to these principles. Others persist throughout the mahamanvantara. Of these VENUS is one.

CF.779The three groups of Agnishvattas concerned with the evolution of man on the mental level have each a specific function,... and the lowest of the 3 deal primarily with the transmission of force or energy to the 3 permanent atoms.
CF.515...The permanent atom finds its place within the sphere of influence of one or other of the great devas who are the Raja-Lords of a plane.
CF.514...The mental unit, having a position within the causal body analogous to the planet furthermost from the SUN, ...
WM.439PLUTO . It governs ...the death or cessation of old ideas and emotions, and its influence is ...largely cerebral ...the clue to its late discovery. Mankind is only on the verge of becoming mental. Its effects are felt first in the mental body.
EA.365-6PLUTO . Toward the end of the evolutionary process, PLUTO produces the death of the hindering factors and all that prevents synthesis, of the separative, instinctual nature, for this is the factor which lies behind all dualism (ahamkara).

LOM.29-30On the involutionary path you have what is termed the Group Soul [cf. CF.1136 below, related to the Kingdoms in nature], aptly described (as far as earth words permit) as a collection of triads, enclosed in a triple envelop of monadic essence. On the evolutionary path groups of causal bodies correspond and are similarly composed, three factors entering in.
The causal body is a collection of permanent atoms, three in all, enclosed in an envelop of mental essence.... ...when the germ of mentality was sufficiently implanted to have donated the instinctive memory and correlation of ideas that can be seen in the average domesticated animal, then the descending Spirit (which had taken to itself an atom on the mental plane) judged the time ripe for taking possession of the lower vehicles. The Lords of the Flame were called in and they effected the transfer of polarization from the lower atom of the Triad to the lowest atom of the Personality. Even then, the indwelling Flame could come no lower than the third subplane of the mental plane. There the two met and the causal body was formed. ...the indwelling Thinker cannot control in the three lower worlds without the aid of the lower self.

CF.592In an occult sense this law [5th Law of Fixation] is for us the one with which we are the most intimately concerned. It plays an important part in the hands o/t Lords of Flame, & is one of Their main factors in controlling the 3 worlds. Note here an interesting fact, that VENUS is the 6th planet (esoterically the 2nd), is in her 5th round, & hence is ahead of us along every line.

LOM.29...The polarization then [5th period, 28-35] shifts higher into the Triad — the shifting beginning at the 3rd Initiation. The physical permanent atom goes and the polarization becomes higher mental; the emotional permanent atom goes and the polarization becomes intuitional; the mental unit goes and the polarization becomes spiritual. The man then becomes a Master of the Wisdom and is of the symbolic age of forty-two, the point of perfected maturity in the solar system. [transition to 6th K (?); cf. CF._____]



SOLAR and PLANETARY CONSTITUTIONTop

Tabulations I and II on the 12 CHs [EA 34-5] are also 5-fold in relation to 4 of the 5 LHs found in Tabulation III [EA.50].

Solar LogosCH IUnknownCH as Constellations
Cosmic LogoicAtmic
Ursa MajorCH IIDynamicCH as Names[Path of Initiate] Cosmic MonadicBuddhic
Sirian SystemCH IIIMagneticCH as creative Rays[Path of Disciple] Cosmic AtmicMental
PleiadesCH IVDynamicCH as creative Shaktis[Path of Initiate] Cosmic BuddhicAstral
Sun SiriusCH VDynamicCH as creative Bhutas, [Path of Initiate] Cosmic MentalPhysical
Solar LogosCH VI
Tanmatras, Tattvas [EA.50]


CF.1216-20Their interactions are governed by the Seven Laws of Group Work
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CF.1162-3The energy centers of the solar Logos are themselves in the form of vast lotuses or wheels, at the center of which lies hidden that central cosmic Life, we call a planetary Logos. He is the meeting place for two types of force, spiritual or logoic, which reaches Him (via the logoic Lotus on cosmic mental planes) from the seven Rishis of the Great Bear on Their own plane, and, secondly, of buddhic force, which is transmitted via the Seven Sisters or the Pleiades from a constellation called the Dragon in some books, and from which has come the appellation "The Dragon of Wisdom."
A third type of energy is added and, therefore, can be detected in these centers, that of manasic type. This reaches the logoic centers via the star Sirius, and is transmitted from that constellation which (as earlier I have hinted) must remain obscure at present. These three great streams of energy form the total manifestation of a *logoic center*. This is known to us as a *planetary scheme*.
Within the planetary scheme, these streams of energy work paramountly in the following manner:

a. Spiritual energy...three higher planes...the Monads.

b. Buddhic force...fourth plane...the solar Angels.

c. Manasic force...two lower planes...the four kingdoms of nature.
Physical energy, the left-over of a previous solar system, demonstrates through the dense physical form and in the material which is energized during the involutionary cycle. It is not considered a principle; and is regarded as the basis of maya or illusion.

CF.622-4The Second Statement. The hope for the devas and for the form aspect lies in the fact that each of the subplanes o/t cosmic physical plane comes under the direct influence of cosmic forces, originating on the six other cosmic planes. Of these forces everything is unknown and inconceivable, except the vague and general indications of these currents and forces as they may be felt as emanating from the cosmic planes.
The cosmic mental plane. This manifests for us in the three types of force to be seen on the systemic mental plane. These three types have not been sufficiently studied, and are:
a. The force which plays through all the manasic permanent atoms, and which produces basically that manifestation which we call the three worlds.
b. The force which animates those groups of "lotuses" which we call the egoic groups or centers —aggregations of causal bodies.
c. ...force which vitalizes all the mental units and which is distributed thence to all the other permanent atoms.
These three types of force deal with the substance aspect — permanent atoms, causal vehicle, and mental units, and are therefore directly impressing themselves upon the devas who build these forms out of their own substance, and thus develop the divine plan. These three types of force affect substance, but with a psychic intent, being themselves swayed and actuated according to divine purpose, and from high levels. They emanate from the *concrete levels of the cosmic mental plane* (being therefore the force flowing through the *mental unit of the Logos*), and are concerned with the force center which focalizes the logoic mental body. They are the force of *Agni in His first aspect*. He is that fire which is distinctive of the cosmic mental plane, reflected in the cosmic gaseous subplane of the cosmic physical plane — our systemic mental plane.
The *Cosmic *Astral Plane. The force from this plane plays through our systemic astral plane, the cosmic liquid physical subplane, and it is practically subject only to two differentiations, each of them occultly embodied in two great groups of devas:
First. The devas who are the substance or force of the astral plane, viewing it as the sumtotal of desire, of feeling and of sensation. They are, therefore, the nerve centers, or nerve plexi, of the logoic physical body, for the systemic astral plane provides the nervous system of the logoic physical body. It is the body of intensest vibration from the physical standpoint, and the vehicle through which all is transmitted to that portion of the logoic physical body which corresponds to the brain in man. I can elucidate this no further, but the few words here imparted open up a tremendous range of thought, and give the key to much which transpires and which is distressing in solar evolution as well as human.
Second. Those devas who are the sumtotal of the *astral light*. They are the agents of the karmic lords, who are in themselves deva entities of an inconceivably advanced evolution and who, in their own substance,
1. Record. 2. Produce effects from cause. 3. Direct force.
This particular group of devas emanate from a great force center which we generalize by calling it by the name of the sun SIRIUS. *SIRIUS-kama-manas* — the cosmic astral plane and the systemic astral plane — make a close interlocking chain, and form the line of least resistance for a particular type of negative force to pour through.
The Cosmic Physical Plane. This is the force (external and internal) of the solar system itself, and of its environing space. It might be regarded as the pranic forces, pouring through the logoic etheric body (our four higher subplanes) which are positive to the lower three, impregnating these lower three planes (a reflection in substance, or in the Brahma aspect, of the union of Father-Mother) and producing the purely concrete manifestation. ...It is deva force, . ...Here lies the mystery of maya, and here is to be found the secret of illusion.

Hierarchy II. . The 2nd Hierarchy is closely allied with the Great Bear. We are told that They entered through the 2nd ventricle within the Sacred Heart, and are (as we are told in the SD) the prototypes of the *Monads*. They are the source of monadic life, but They are not the *Monads*; . They are far higher.
This Hierarchy, which is literally the 7th, is the influx into our system of those Lives who in the first solar system remained on their own plane, being too sinless and holy to find opportunity in that very material and intellectual evolution. Even in this, they will find it impossible to do more than influence the incarnating Jivas, imparting to them ability to realize the nature of group consciousness, the quality of the seven HMen, but not being able to express themselves fully. Some clue to this mystery will come if the student carefully bears in mind that in our solar system and our seven planes, we have only the physical body of the Logos, and that that physical body is a limitation of the expression of His threefold nature. The first (6th) Hierarchy might be viewed as endeavoring to express the *mental vibration* o/t solar Logos and the second, His emotional, or *cosmic astral*, nature.

CF.1049-53We will now sum up briefly the various vibratory impulses which have a definite effect upon the *Monad*, and which must be borne in mind as we consider the evolution of the *Divine Pilgrim*. ...
. 1. Three impulses inherent in the *three periodical vehicles*, as HPB terms the three main centers of energy through which the Monad manifests:
a. The energy of the *monadic ring-pass-not*, viewing it as a unit.
b. The energy of the *causal body*, within the monadic periphery.
c. The energy of the physical body, the synthesis upon the physical plane of the force pouring through into manifestation through the *three permanent atoms*.
2. 7 centers; . 3. sheath atoms; . 4. unified sheath activity; . 5. united motion of 3 vehicles, 7 sheaths, centers and substance ...
. 6. The effect produced by the action of the groups karmically allied with the Pilgrim. They are:
a. His *Ray* vibration, his monadic group.
b. His *subray* vibration, or the vibration of the egoic group.
c. His *personality* affiliations, such as his family, racial, and national energy. ...
7. motion of 3 lower Ks; . 8. vibration of particular planet; . 9. effect upon substance of sheaths by *solar centers*, in re karma of HMan... . 10. energy of planetary Logos, as He pours His force thru some 1 chain or some 1 globe upon groups of evolving human units. 11. The inherent energy of the solar atom itself...; 12. ...impulses emanating from the cosmic Logos, the OAWNMBS, reach the monadic lives and produce stimulation or retardation according to the nature of the cosmic ideation.
13. ...stimulation of planetary Logoi by zodiacal energy, according to cyclic karma...
14. Three Major Constellations — a. UMaj depending upon the stage in evolution of the "imperfect gods" and the objective of the planetary deities..., . b...Pleiades, and from that one in particular who is occultly termed *"the wife" of the planetary Logos* whose *scheme* will eventually receive the seeds of life from *our planet*, which is not considered a sacred planet,... c. sun Sirius.

EA.504 b. The Logos of a non-sacred planet is becoming inclusive in His consciousness to all that is found within the whole ring-pass-not. He is establishing an esoteric "understanding relation" with all that lives within the body of manifestation of a solar Logos and is likewise registering a sensitive response to the quality of the Life which informs the Sun, SIRIUS. He has taken *3 cosmic* initiations.
c. The Logos of a sacred planet transcends the knowledges, reactions and responses which are purely those of the solar system, is conscious of or vitally responsive to the life of SIRIUS and is beginning to respond consciously to the vibratory influences of the PLEIADES. You need here to bear in mind in this connection that the PLEIADES — though they are regarded as embodying the matter aspect in manifestation — are in reality and literally the expression of that Principle of Life which we call vitality, prana in its various stages or degrees, ether or substance. ...Logos of a sacred planet has taken *5 cosmic* initiations.
d. The Logos of a solar system is esoterically called the "Sacred Triangle of all-inclusive Force" because this great Being includes within His focused awareness the fields of expression of the GREAT BEAR, the PLEIADES and SIRIUS. They are to Him what the heart, the head and the throat centers are to the developed initiate on this planet. ...All that you can comprehend (and that with the utmost difficulty) is the three divine aspects - will, love and inteligence. There are others, for our Logos is a sevenfold Being and four remaining aspects are as yet unrevealed to humanity, though sensed by the Hierarchy...



INTRODUCTORY to the THREE CLASSES Top

[This compilation is meant primarily to distinguish among the following three groups, associated with the CHs and their lower correspondences and correlatives. Each of these three groups is threefold (See 712, 710, 779, 821, 518 below). They are also called cosmic, solar, and lunar entities (147). Generally speaking, the 4th and 5th Kingdom *Manasaputras* associated with the mental units come in or awaken on chains (706), the Ashramic/Egoic Group *Agnishvatta* souls or causal bodies (821) come in on schemes (365-6), and the Creative Hierarchies of *Manasadeva* monadic units circulate throughout the systemic life via the three synthesizing schemes and their three Departmental Schools (1138, 1176, 777-8 below). It is thus more clearly seen that the Manasadevas' work will proceed more rapidly when we arrive at the third solar system, and when the three synthesizing schemes and solar permanent atoms are more particularly interactive, as a result of human causal enablement of solar causal development. The term Manasadeva (or one of three highest groups of Agnishvattas) is used as a blind for the Kumaras, who are group conscious and manifest collectively (387-8). — PK]

Creative HierarchiesKumaras/ Manasadevascosmic entitiesMonadsmonadic cyclesCHs III, IV, V (VI) cosmic Lords/angels/pitris


BuddhiJewel in lotusWheel of 3 solar systems of 12 CHs3/(4) Tiers of Triad
Ashrams/ Egoic GroupsAgnishvattassolar entitiesEgosegoic cycles7 Ray Groupssolar lords/Angels/pitris

AhamkaraCausal bodyWheels of Chain, Globe, RR
9/12 Petals of Lotus
Kingdoms in NatureManasaputraslunar entitiesPersonalitiesWorld Period cycles4th & 5th Kslunar lords/angels/Pitris


ManasMental unitWheels of _____ of 7 Ks3 Permanent Atoms of Causal Body

CF.146...In a manner inconceivable to us the first Logos brings in the influence of other constellations. When this first aspect is better understood (in the next mahamanvantara) the work of the seven RISHIS of the Great Bear, and the supreme influence of SIRIUS will be comprehended; in this present manifestation of the Son, or of the Vishnu aspect, we are concerned more closely with the PLEIADES and their influence via the SUN, and, in relation to our planet, via VENUS.
This subject of the first Logos, manifesting only in connection with the other two in the system, is a profound mystery, which is not fully understood by even those who have taken the 6th initiation.

EA.45-8 Hierarchy V. The 5th CH is, as we know from study of The Secret Doctrine, a most mysterious one. This mystery is incident upon the relation of the 5th Hierarchy to the five liberated groups. This relation, in connection with our particular planet, which is not a sacred planet, can be somewhat understood if the history of the Buddha, and His work is contemplated. This is hinted at in the third volume of The Secret Doctrine. ...
... It is for [the above] reason[s] that the units of the 5th Hierarchy are called "The Hearts of Fiery Love". They save through love, and in Their turn these lives are peculiarly close to the great Heart of Love of the solar Logos. These great redeeming Angels, Who are the Sons of Men on their own true plane, the mental, are ever, therefore, pictured as taking the form of 12-petalled lotuses — this symbology linking them up with "the Son of Divine Love," the manifested solar system, which is said to be a cosmic 12-petalled lotus, and with the logoic causal lotus, equally of a 12-petalled nature. ...
... This 5th Hierarchy is equally, under the law, a distributor of energy to the 5th subplane of each plane in the system, only it must be borne in mind that, in the three worlds, it is the 5th subplane counting from above downwards, while in the worlds of superhuman evolution, it is the 5th counting from below upwards. This Hierarchy wields, as we know, the dual aspects of manas, one in the three worlds and one which makes itself felt in higher spheres. ...
...c. The 5th Hierarchy has an interesting position as the "mediating" body between the higher four and those which are found on the lower three subplanes. There is a vital and significant correspondence to be found between the seven head centers and the 7 groups of egos on the mental plane, and there is an occult analogy between the three head centers (pineal gland, pituitary body, and the alta major center) and the expression of these seven groups of egos in the three worlds. This is a most esoteric fact,...

CF.698-9 (c.) The Solar Angels and the Fifth Principle.
...Where man is concerned these solar Angels, the Agnishvattas, produce the union of the spiritual Triad, or divine Self, and the Quaternary, or lower self. Where the logos is concerned, whether solar or planetary, they produce conditions whereby the etheric, and the dense physical become a unit.
...They are connected in their highest groups with that portion of the logoic head center which corresponds to the heart, and here is the clue to the mystery of *kama-manas*. The kamic angels are vitalized from the "heart" center and the manasic angels from the logoic head center, via the point within that center connected with the heart. These two dominating groups are the sum-total of kama-manas in all its manifestations. The solar *angels* exist in three groups, all of which are concerned with the self-consciousness aspect, all of which are energized and connected with the 5th spirilla of the *logoic* permanent atom, and all of which work as a unit. [CF.71 The Egoic Ray concerns itself w/ the 5th spirilla and w/ the 6th, ...the Monadic Ray w/ the 7th...]
One group, the highest, is connected with the logoic head center [Manasadevas], whether solar or planetary. They work with the *manasic* *permanent atoms* and embody the will-to-be in dense physical incarnation. Their power is felt on the atomic subplane and on the second; they are the substance and the life of those planes. Another group is connected definitely with the *causal bodies* of all *Egos* and are of prime importance in this solar system. They come from the heart center, and express that force. The third group, corresponding to the throat center, show forth their power on the fourth subplane through the *mental units*. They are the sumtotal of the power of the Ego to see, to hear and to speak (or sound) in the strictly occult sense.

CF.704 The mystery of the *Manasaputras* is hidden in this, and in the function of the 5th Hierarchy, and it is not possible to reveal more of it. The secret of Buddhi, the 6th or Christ principle, which concerns these Sons of God, and the secret of the 5th Hierarchy which is the vehicle or recipient of buddhi, cannot be mentioned outside initiated circles. It holds hid the possibility of egoic unfoldment, and keeps secret the karma of the HMen, the 5 Kumaras.
The 5th principle of manas is embodied in the 5 Kumaras, and if the student studies the significance of the first 5 petals which are unfolded in the egoic lotus, he may touch upon the fringe of the mystery. The 5th Ray, which is the Ray of the 5th Kumara, is potently responsive to the energy flowing through the 5th Hierarchy...

CF.706 The planetary chains embody centres, and as they are awakened and come under stimulation, they swing into physical incarnation certain types of *manasaputras*. The type dominated by the 5th chain energy is little known as it is yet in process of evolution within another scheme, the 5th, so it is waste of our time to consider it. It is connected with the unfoldment of the *5th egoic petal of a planetary Logos* on His Own plane and consequently with the activity o/t *5th spirilla*. When the hour strikes, these units of energy will "come in" from another scheme on a stream of cosmic energy which will swing through a particular systemic triangle, just as when the egos came in this round.

CF.389-92 c. A Prophecy. We might now,... name the different chains of the Earth scheme.... 1. Neptune. 2. Venus. 3. Saturn. 4. Earth. 5. Mercury. 6. Mars. 7. Jupiter... ¶ They depict only one cycle in logoic evolution,... They might be roughly described as embracing that period in the system which began for us in the middle of the 3rd RR of this round and continues until the period called "the Judgment" in the coming 5th round. When that time comes our planetary Logos will have attained the initiation which is His present goal. the *5th round of the VENUSian scheme* will be closing, and the VENUS *scheme* will begin to pass into obscuration, preparatory to transferring her life of the synthesizing planet w/ which she is connected. MERCURY will be reaching the apotheosis of achievement, and with MARS and the EARTH, will form a systemic triangle. We are speaking here of *schemes* and not of chains...
6.. MERCURIAN life will begin to synthesize, and to be transferred to its synthesizing planet. In the case of MERCURY this synthesizing planet is not SATURN, but one of the other two higher major centers. ...

CF.1076 ...This intensive culture [experiment of initiation] is not proceeding upon all the planets but only upon a very few. The others will run a longer cycle. The initiatory cultural process which has in view the stimulation of magnetic radiation or transmutation is but an experiment. It was tried first on VENUS, and on the whole proved successful, resulting in the consummation of the planetary purpose in *five rounds* instead of *seven*. This was what made it possible to utilize Venusian energy upon the Venus chain and the Venus globe of our scheme and thus cause the phenomenon of forced individualization in Lemurian days. It was the intensive stimulation of the 3rd K of nature during the 3rd RR which artificially unified the three aspects. The process of stimulating through the medium of Venusian energy was really begun in the 3rd round when the triangle of force was completed, and ready to function. It is this factor which occultly makes the 3rd Initiation of such tremendous importance. In it the human triangle is linked, the *Monad*, the *Ego* and the *personality*, or VENUS, the SUN and the EARTH are symbolically allied.
Enough has here been indicated to give the student room for thought, though one more word in this connection might be added. In the potentially radioactive qualities of the four kingdoms of nature with which we are most concerned will be found an interesting analogy to the functions of the four planetary *schemes* which (in their totality) form the logoic quaternary. This applied also in a lesser degree to the four *chains* which form the planetary quaternary. [Plus the four *globes* which form the lower quaternary.] . All have to become radioactive and all their principles have to be transmuted and the form for which they are responsible transcended.

CF.1124The various alignments [2 sets, above]... result in the transmission of energy in the first case [knowledge petals, etc.] from the manasic permanent atom, and in the second case [love petals, etc.] from the buddhic permanent atom. It will be apparent, therefore, how important it is that the student duly considers the process of bringing about a uniform alignment, and a conscious appreciation of the vibratory processes of these two groups...the energy of the manasic permanent atom, for the force of *Mahat* (of which Manas is an expression) is closely connected with what is erroneously called "evil." *Mahat* and cosmic Evil have a close connection.

CF.1125The first group of alignments, when not balanced by the second group, is the line of the black magician. it will lead him eventually out of the stream of 5fold energy we call manasic on to the cosmic path of *fohatic energy*, the strictly *mahatic*.

CF.1126The subject is most intricate, but some light may come, if we remember that manas on the mental plane is found in two expressions:— the *mental unit* on the form levels and the *manasic permanent atom* on the formless planes. These two types of manas may be regarded as embodying the qualities of the two kinds, white and black...

CF.1133The appearance, and the final disappearance, of any manifested Life is intimately concerned with the possession, the evolutionary development, &th final disintegration, o/t permanent atom. Permanent atoms, as the term is usually understood, are the property of those lives only who have achieved self-consciousness, or individuality, and therefore relative permanence in time and space. The permanent atom may be viewed as the focal point of manifestation on any particular plane. It serves, if I may use so peculiar a term, as the anchor for any particular individual in any particular sphere, and this is true of the three great groups of self-conscious Lives. a. The incarnating Jivas, or human beings, b. The planetary Logoi, c. The solar Logos.

CF.1136...Each group *soul*, as it is called, is divided into *7 parts* which appear in each o/t *7 races* of a *world period*, and there is an interesting distinction between them &th units o/t human kingdom. When portions o/t group soul in one of its 7 parts are out of incarnation they are to be found on the astral plane, even though the Mother group soul is found on the mental plane. Human units o/t 4th K when out of incarnation pass through the astral to the mental and descend again to incarnation from mental levels.
CF.1137...We have in logoic manifestation the following 7 groups for consideration:
1.2.3.. Three groups of superhuman existence: ... 4.. A group of solar lives who are the *manasaputras* or man.
5.6.7.. Three groups of elemental lives, who form the 3 involutionary elemental kingdoms. [SD1.176 for 7 Ks plus 3, making 10]

CF.1138...The elemental group souls find correspondences in the higher — first, in the human kingdom in the *three main groups of Egos*, in whom the 3 types of energy predominate. again in the 3 main or major planetary groups, and finally in the 3 aspects. ...Solar Logos....URANUS. ...Planetary Logoi..NEPTUNE. ...Plane devas..SATURN.

CF.1176-7. 5. The absorbing Triangles. This term is applied to the evolutionary schools found located in the three major planets of our system — URANUS, NEPTUNE and SATURN — and to those found in the *three major chains*, and three major *globes* in a planetary *scheme*. The Rulers of these planets, chains and globes are called the "Divine Examiners," and Their work concerns the human kingdom specifically and entirely. They are responsible for the work of
a.. Transferring men from one school to another, and from one grade to another.
b.. For the expanding of the human consciousness under the law,
c.. For the transmutation of the forms of the human unit in the three worlds and the consequent negation of the form,
d.. For the radioactivity of the 4th kingdom in nature.
We might regard the presiding lives in these *departmental schools* as the custodians of the Path, and responsible, therefore, for the divine Pilgrim during the final stages o/t treading of the Path of Evolution. They begin to work with men from the moment they first set foot upon the Probationary Path [777 incarnations] and They continue Their work until the 7th *i*nitiation is taken.
The Masters, therefore, Who take pupils for training, are numbered amongst them, whilst the Masters Who do not concern Themselves with individuals and their development are not.

CF.742-3...The student who seeks detailed info as to the *Agnishvattas* of the *Earth chain* has but to study the Secret Doctrine. We have attempted to carry the thought o/t student beyond his own tiny sphere to the consideration o/t work o/t *Manasadevas* in the *solar system*. In every *scheme* They have Their place, but in some — as in the Jupiter scheme — They are just beginning Their work, and in others — as in the Vulcan and Venus schemes — Their work is nearly completed. Venus is in her last round, and has nearly developed her 4th kingdom to perfection, or as much as it is possible in the *system*. In the Earth scheme, They are in full tide of work, and only in the next round will They demonstrate the height of Their activity. They [*Manasadevas*] pass cyclically through the schemes and under Law — the *Law of Karma* for the planetary Logos, for They are essentially concerned with His Life as it actuates His centers. They come into a scheme on a wave of manasic energy from the *head center* of the Logos, and [only] in the process of passing through his *Heart center* three things occur:
1. They become differentiated into *7 groups*. 2. They direct Themselves as streams of energy to some particular scheme.
3. Their contact with a *scheme* is that which produces the *manifestation* of the *IVth CH*, [not Egoic Groups or 4th Kingdom] and leads to the *Monads* taking form in the three worlds.
These entities [cosmic Manasadevas in solar system] who sacrifice Themselves for the human *Hierarchy* (and we must note here the accuracy of the fact that They emanate from the *logoic head centre*, or from the will aspect), are the true Saviours who give Their lives for the good of the race. They stand in relation to the totality of the schemes as the Occult Hierarchy of any particular planet stands to men upon that planet. During pralaya They are withdrawn (as all else) from manifestation, and return to a cosmic center of which the logoic head center is but a dim reflection. they return the richer for experience.

CF.364...on some one globe in every *scheme* human *units* will be found either prior to physical incarnation, between different egoic cycles (a totally different thing to periods between physical lives), between different rounds, or manvantaras, or between the various RRs and SRs.

CF.1092-3The *monadic systemic wheel*, which concerns this solar system alone, is distinguished by being the totality of the seven colors of the HMen, and from the vision of the adept of the 5th *I*nitiation is the sumtotal of the primary colors of the egoic groups of the differing planetary schemes.
The *monadic planetary wheel*, which concerns the particular group of *Monads* incarnating in a particular scheme, is seen by the seer as the blending of egoic groups, but with the difference that the color is a dual one, and the coloring of the personality ray of the incarnating Ego is also seen.
The *egoic cycle*, or the turning of the wheel of the incarnating Ego, is of the most practical interest to man, and has already been somewhat dealt with. For purposes of clarity and elucidation, this wheel may also be seen as turning in three cycles and as making three kinds of revolutions, covering varying periods of time.
There is first, the Wheel of the chain, of the cycling of the Monad around the entire chain, and its passage through all the globes and *kingdoms*. ...It is not possible to dissociate a chain from its preceding chain or succeeding chain. Many Monads who achieved self-consciousness in the moon chain only entered into renewed activity in the middle of the 4th RR; ...
There is next, the Wheel of a globe, or the process of evolution upon any particular globe. The student must bear in mind that the Monad, after planetary dissolution, passes the time between incarnations on other and subtler *globes*, which are the correspondence to the interplanetary and intersystemic *spheres*.
There is also, the Wheel of a race, or the lesser cycle of incarnations — forming a definite series — wherein the incarnating Monad cycles through a number of lives in a particular race.
All these cycles of periodic manifestation are concerned primarily with the appearance, or the manifesting of the *"sparks"* upon one or other o/t three planes in the three worlds, or in some part o/t physical body of the planetary Logos. ...the constant circulation of the forty-nine fires constructed o/t 60 thousand million human Monads and the countless streams of deva monads...

CF.738...(1) The period of pralaya between two incarnations. ...
(2) The period between *egoic Cycles*. Herein is hid the mystery of the 777 incarnations and concerns the relation of the unit to his group on the egoic plane, prior to the unfoldment of the 5th petal. It concerns man in the period between the savage state and that o/t disciple, when he is an average man but still in the two Halls. The mystery of all *RRs* lies here, and the *egoic cycles* coincide with the building of racial forms, and civilizations. A man will reincarnate again and again in the various subraces of a root race until a certain cycle has been covered. then he may undergo a pralayic condition until in a later (and sometimes much later) RR he will respond to its vibratory call, and the egoic impulse to incarnate will again be felt...

CF.1182-4Thirdly, the student must bear in mind that the 7 planes, or the 7 spirillae of the logoic permanent atom, are not all equally vitalized by the attractive pull emanating from the logoic lotus via the heart of the Sun. Five of them are more "alive" than the other two. these 5 do not include the highest and the lowest. The words "the heart of the Sun" must be understood to mean more than a locality situated in the interior recesses of the solar body, and have reference to the nature o/t solar sphere...
It must be remembered that the possible cosmic streams of energy available for use in our solar system are 7 in number, of which 3 are major. These three vary during vast and incalculable cycles. ...
The streams of energy which pour forth through the medium of the Sun from the egoic lotus and which are in reality "logoic Soul energy" attract to them that which is akin to them in vibration. ...
The main stream of energy enters at the top depression of the solar sphere and passes through the entire ring-pass-not, bisecting it into two halves. [See Chart at CF.1181]
With this stream enters that group of active lives whom we call the "Lords of Karma." ...sending out to the four quarters o/t circle the 4 Maharajahs, their representatives. So is the equal armed Cross formed [Å]—& all th wheels of energy set in motion.
These 5 streams of living energy (the 1 & the 4) are th basis o/t onward march of all things; these are sometimes esoterically called "the forward moving Lives." They embody the Will of the Logos. It is the note they sound & the attractive pull which they initiate which bring into contact with the solar sphere a group of existences whose mode of activity is spiral & not forward.
These groups are 7 in number and pass into manifestation through what is for them a great door of Initiation. In some occult books, these *7 groups* are spoken of as the "7 cosmic Initiates Who have passed within the Heart, and there remain until the test is passed." These are the seven Hierarchies of Beings, the seven Dhyan Chohans. They spiral into manifestation, cutting across the fourfold cross, & touching the cruciform stream of energy in certain places. [+] The places where th streams of love energy cross the streams of will and karmic energy are mystically called the "Caves of dual light" and when a reincarnating or liberated *jiva* enters one of these Caves in the course of his pilgrimage, he takes an initiation, and passes on to a higher turn o/t spiral...

CF.1190-1There is, first of all, the attractive pull of the Life of the planetary Logos of this particular planet...
There is next, the attractive pull of the planetary Logos Who is the complementary Life to that of our Logos. ...It means that somewhere in the solar system is a planetary scheme of some kind (not necessarily one of the 7 or of the 10) which has an interplay with ours and which, ...inevitably affects the egoic groups. We must note also the fact that — in connection w/ th expression of a HManthe egoic groups are energy centres & make His dense physical body eventually an accomplished fact.
Finally, there is the attractive pull of that planetary scheme which is esoterically regarded as our polar opposite...
...More attention will eventually be paid to the planetary influences, and not so much to the signs of the zodiac where the nature of an *Ego* is concerned. The great signs of the zodiac concern the HMan, and necessarily, therefore, the *Monads* of every human being. The planetary influences must be studied to find out the quality of a man's Ray, and this in the above indicated threefold manner. Man is the *Monad*, therefore, he expresses a small part of his enfolding life. In this solar system he is essentially the *Ego*.




MANASADEVAS . [Coordinators of Buddhi (CF.708)] Top
[in re Manus, Rishis, Kumaras, Prajapatis ?] . [SD2.525, CF.768, 765, 762]

CF.762...At the base of the lotus petals are three points of light which mark the position of the permanent atoms, and which are the medium of communication between the solar Angels and the lunar Pitris. By means of these permanent atoms the Ego, acccording to its state of evolution can construct his lunar bodies, acquire knowledge on the lower three planes, and thus buy his experience, and becomes aware. On a higher turn of the spiral, the *Monad* through the egoic petals, and thus with the aid of the solar Angels, acquires knowledge and equally on more exalted levels becomes aware.

CF.765...the egoic body is the Sun of the lower system, and its bodies reflect its rays, as the moon reflects the light of the solar sun. Similarly the egoic Sun — through the interaction — shines with ever greater intensity and glory. On the higher levels a similar interaction takes place for a brief period between the *Monad* and its reflection the *Ego*, but only in the coming solar system will this interaction be carried to its logical conclusion.

CF.768...But individualization as we understand it is not yet effected. This process of radioactivity on the part of the lower, and of a downflow of energy from the higher, covers a long period wherein the solar *Angels* are working on Their Own plane and the lower *Pitris* are also working on theirs; one group is producing the nucleus of the egoic body, and the other the receptacle for the life of God, or the *Monad* in the three worlds.
Then comes a set time in the life of the planetary Logos wherein His centers become active in a particular manner; this is coincident with the incarnation of the Monads, and their descent into the three worlds. A systemic triangle is formed...

CF.686...Certain Existences attained self-consciousness in that earlier system, and are the "nirvanis" spoken of by HPB. As might be expected, they are characterized by active intelligence, achieved and developed by means of material evolution during a previous mahamanvantara. They are the *Manasadevas* and in their totality are the vehicles of the Divine *mind*, the *dhyan-chohanic forces*, the *aggregate of the Ah-hi*. In this solar system the vibration o/t cosmic astral plane is becoming dominant,...

CF.363-6The IVth CH is essentially the Hierarchy of manas. This is no play on words, but a statement of deep occult significance. ...five Hierarchies out of the 12 have passed out and that 7 remain. Of these seven, our human Hierarchy is the 4th, making it literally the 9th when counting the entire twelve. In this connection ...the five Kumaras or HMen Who definitely embody the manasic principle (or the five Rays over which the systemic correspondence to the Mahachohan presides) developed manas in an earlier system; They passed out of the wave of manasic influence as far as Their own Nature is concerned.
We must remember also that nine is the number of Initiation, or of the major Initiations of Manas, wherein man becomes a perfect Nine, or literally is the number of his Hierarchy. This is from the standpoint of the three systems, though his present systemic number may be four. [Hence 9 / 18 / 27]

CF.708-11...When the hour strikes and the vehicles for *buddhi* are to be coordinated [Threefold Mind — not just the Egoic causal body!] certain great Beings, *Lords of the Flame*, or *Manasadevas*, through driving external force, come in conjunction with the material of that subplane, and vitalize it with Their Own energy...
At the coming in of the *Manasadevas* to produce self-consciousness and to bring about the *incarnation* of the divine Egos, four things occur on that plane...
First. There appear upon the 3rd subplane of the mental plane certain vibratory impulses — *nine* in number — corresponding to the fivefold vibration of these *Manasadevas* in conjunction with the fourfold vibration set up from below and inherent in the matter of this subplane, the 5th from the lower standpoint. This produces "the ninefold egoic lotus," which is at this stage tightly closed, the nine petals folded one upon the other. They are vibrant, and scintillating "light" but not of excessive brightness. These "lotus buds" are in groups, according to the influence of the particular ones of the fivefold Dhyanis Who are acting upon it and Who form it out of Their own substance [Agnishvattas], coloring it faintly with the "fire of manas."
Second. There appears a triangle on the mental plane, produced by manasic activity, and this triangle of fire begins slowly to circulate between the manasic permanent atom, and a point at the center of the egoic lotus, and thence to the mental unit, which has appeared upon the 4th subplane through *innate instinct approximating mentality*. This triangle of fire, which is formed of pure electrical manasic force, waxes ever brighter until it produces an answering vibration from both the lower and the higher. This triangle is the nucleus of the *antaskarana*...
Third. At a certain stage of vibratory activity, the work of the *Lords of the Flame* having produced a body or form and a vibration calling for response, there occurs a practically simultaneous happening. ¶ A downflow of *buddhi* takes place along the line of the manasic triangle until it reaches a point at the very center of the lotus. ...At the very heart of the lotus, three more petals appear which close in on the central flame, covering it closely, and remaining closed until the time comes for the revelation of the "jewel in the Lotus." ... ¶ At the same time, the three permanent atoms are enclosed within the lotus, and are seen by the clairvoyant as three points of light in the lower part of the bud, ... The Spirit aspect lies concealed at the heart of the lotus, in due course of time to stand revealed when the *manasadevas* have done their work. The will that persists forever is there.
The fourth point to be noted is that when these three events have occurred, the light or fire that circulates along the manasic triangle is withdrawn to the center of the lotus, and this "prototype" of the future *antaskarana*, if so it may be expressed, disappears...
We have dealt with the method of individualization through the coming in of the *Lords of the Flame* because it is the prime method in this solar system; whatever methods may be pursued in the verying schemes and chains, this — at the middle stage — is the universal rule.

CF.700On all the planets these *manasadevas* are found working, ever in their *three groups* but varying the methods employed according to the stage of the evolution of the planet concerned, and the karma of its planetary Lord. Their method of work on the Earth can be studied in the Secret Doctrine....
a.. Those who refused to incarnate.
b.. Those who implanted the spark of manas.
i.. Those who implant...
ii.. Those who fan and feed the latent flame in the best types of animal man.
c.. Those who took bodies and moulded the type.

CF.743Rounds come and go but (except from the standpoint of a particular planet), the *Manasadevas* are forever present, but their influence is not forever felt. ... [types of pralaya]

CF.683The entire mystery is hidden in the relationship of the individual *Monads* who form the various *centers* in the *body* [2nd aspect] of a planetary Logos and the *self-conscious Identity* [1st aspect] of that planetary Logos Himself. The student must here bear in mind the fact that the mental plane is the first aspect of the dense physical body [3rd aspect] of the planetary Logos, the buddhic plane ...whereon are to be found the etheric centers of a HMan.
.... It is on the mental plane (the reflection in the three worlds of the *third and fifth states of Pleroma*), that the full force of etheric vitality is felt.

STG.9...These same seven globes are described in our Puranas as the earth of seven islands or Saptadwipa-medini. These seven islands or globes of the earth chain are said to exist on four planes. Numbers 1 and 7 exist on plane one; numbers 2 and 6 exist on plane two; numbers 3 and 5 exist on plane three. Globe number four is the balance ground between 1 and 7 and is therefore the battle-ground between the divine and the gross elements of man's constitution. These four planes represent the principles of the lower quarternary, the Linga Sarira, the Nephesh or Prana, Kama and the turning-point, Manas. ...

CF.742-3...They [*Manasadevas*] pass cyclically through the schemes and under Law — the *Law of Karma* for the planetary Logos, for They are essentially concerned with His *Life* as it actuates His centers. They come into a scheme on a wave of manasic energy from the *head center* of the Logos, and in the process of passing through his Heart center three things occur:
1. They become differentiated into 7 groups. 2. They direct Themselves as streams of energy to some particular scheme.
3. Their contact with a scheme is that which produces the manifestation of the IVth CH, and leads to the Monads taking form in the three worlds. ¶...They stand in relation to the totality of the schemes as the Occult Hierarchy of any particular planet stands to men upon that planet. During pralaya They are withdrawn ...from manifestation, and return to a cosmic center of which the logoic head center is but a dim reflection [veiled by Kumara/Makara]; they return the richer for experience.

CF.712-3The *Manasadevas* are themselves energized by force from the *cosmic mental plane* — a force which has been in operation ever since the individualization of the solar Logos in kalpas far distant. They, in Their corporate nature, embody the will or purpose of the Logos, and are the *cosmic "prototypes*" of our solar Angels. The solar Angels on the *mental plane of the system* embody as much of that will and purpose as the Logos can work through in one single incarnation and as They, in Their groups, can develop. They work [the cosmic Manasadevas through the solar Angels], therefore, *through* egoic groups and *primarily*, *after individualization*, upon the *mental units* of the separated identities who go to the constituency of the groups. This is Their secondary work...
Secondly, they work through the *mental units*, impressing upon that atom that portion, microscopic as it may be, of the logoic purpose which the individual can work out on the physical plane. ...After the 3rd initiation, the will or purpose aspect predominates.
It might here be noted that it is the positive force of the *Manasadevas* that produces initiation. Their function is embodied by the *Hierophant*. He, seeing before Him the vehicle for *buddhi*, passes the voltage from the higher planes through His body, and by means of the Rod (charged with positive manasic force) transmits this higher manasic energy to the initiate so that he is enabled to know consciously and to recognize the plan for his group-center through the immensely increased stimulation. This force descends from the manasic permanent atom via the *antaskarana* and is directed to whichever center the Hierophant — under the Law — sees should be stimulated. He stabilizes the force, and regulates its flow as it circulates throughout the egoic Lotus, so that when the work of unfoldment is accomplished the *6th principle* at the Heart of the lotus can stand revealed...

CF.937These are the four main groups of devas which come under the influence of any particular Ego ["Transmitters of the Word" [919ff] on 4th subplane manasic, astral and physical atomic; devas of mental unit and two lower permanent atoms]. They unitedly produce the lower man, and bring into manifestation the Personality, that *reflection* of the Ego and *shadow* of the Monad. The three grades of building *essence* which are built into forms through the activity of the above four groups are here briefly recognized as the mental substance, built into the mental body, the astral substance, built into the astral vehicle and the matter of the physical body. These seven groups form, in their totality, what we might call the Brahma aspect of the microcosm.
From another point of view, we may be considered as studying the action of the solar *Angel*, or *Lord*, upon the lunar angels, and the process whereby the solar *Lord* imposes a certain rhythm and vibration upon different aspects of lower manifestation.
The first step of the Ego towards producing a "shadow" is expressed in the word "The Ego sounds his note." ...the lesser "army of the voice" responds immediately to it. According to the tone and quality of the voice, so is the nature of the of the responsive agents. According to the depth or height of the note, and according to its volume, so is the status or grade of building deva which replies to the call.

CF.1098The *mental body* is composed of only four types of essence, whereas the astral body and the physical are formed of seven types. The devas who compose this body are grouped together as "the cohorts of the 4th order" and have a close connection with that group of *cosmic Lives* who (through the impress of their influence upon solar matter) are responsible for that fact that our system is a system of the 4th order. This group of Lives is manipulated and controlled, in the macrocosmic sense, from cosmic mental levels via the central spiritual sun, and through what is called in esoteric parlance "the 4th solar cavity." If students will meditate upon the nature of the human heart and its various divisions, and particularly upon one o/t valves, light upon this complex problem may be forthcoming. There is a constant inflow of energy from these great Entities on cosmic mental levels; this inflow is the very life itself of the *solar units* who are the sumtotal of the four lower subplanes of the mental plane, and consequently the life of the individual units [Manasaputras] who form the mental bodies of all human beings.

CF.775The work of the solar *Angels* is of a triple nature:
(1.) . Directing the vibration towards the atomic triangle.
... This force is circulated four times around the triangle (this being the fourth round) until the *mental unit* is again contacted and the energy becomes centralized in the 4th spirilla of the *mental unit*. Then and only then do the lunar Pitris begin their work, and commence the coordination of the substance which will form the mental sheath,...
...The 5th spirilla in the lower two atoms increases its vibration. As we know, there are only four spirillae in the *mental unit* and the moment that that is in full activity, the coordination of the anta*s*karana becomes a possibility....
(2.) . Pronouncing the mantram which will make possible the 777 incarnations. Each of the figures in this triplicity stands for:
a. A cycle of egoic manifestation. b. A sound enabling Ego to express some subray of egoic ray. c. The *three circles* of petals which will unfold as the result of incarnation. d. The particular group of *manasadevas* who *form* the *causal body* of the *Ego*...
(3.) . Building in the causal body that which is required for its completion.

CF.536III. THE EGOIC LOTUS. We must now deal with the subject of the causal body on its own plane from the point of view of FIRE. We have studied it ...as a vehicle of rarefied substance, containing within itself the 7th principle of each of the two lower sheathes of the microcosm, and the *mental unit*. This latter is that which *embodies the first aspect in manifestation*, and which is analogous to the first logoic aspect — one that in this solar system does not come to full demonstration.

CF.148The *Mahadeva* aspect or the first Logos (who embodies cosmic will) is controlled by the Law of Synthesis, ...the unification of the seven into the three, and into the one...
CF.149...Hence the necessity or remembering that fundamentally, the first Logos controls the cosmic entities or extra-systemic beings; the second Logos controls the solar entities; the third Logos controls the lunar entities and their correspondences...

CF.543The Ego takes no active interest in the development until the 2nd petal in the 2nd series is beginning to open. Before that time, the work proceeds under the law of its being and through the inherent life of the 2nd Logos which is the life of the petals of the lotus. The life of the *1st Logos*, working thru the *SELF* (who dwells in a form built by the life or energy of the 2nd Logos out of force-substance animated by the life o/t 3rd Logos) only responds to opportunity when the above mentioned stage is reached.
CF.544 ...*permanent atoms*. They are analogous, as earlier pointed out, to the *7th principle* of each of the three aspects — ...
CF.545Bear in mind here, that the *permanent atoms* are concerned with the substance aspect of Existence or Becoming, while the *petals* of the lotus, or the fiery spokes of the wheel, deal specifically with the psychical aspect, or the development of consciousness; the central *nucleus*, or the three inner petals, embodies the aspect of pure Spirit.
All three lines of evolution are proceeding simultaneously, and have a reflex action the one upon the other; ...
CF.545-6...It must be remembered that the three lower petals when fully unfolded affect, through their vitality, the three *major* spirillae in the physical permanent atom. As the 2nd ring of petals gradually opens, the astral permanent atom undergoes a similar process, leading up to the full arousing of the spirillae within the mental unit.
Here I would point out that there is a slight difference in the case of the mental unit, for the four spirillae of the mental unit are aroused to full activity when the knowledge petal of the final three opens. The opening of the remaining two reveal the *glowing threefold flower* which lies at the center of egoic manifestation.

CF.710...The matter aspect, which concerns the material form of the man in the three worlds, or his active intelligent personal self can be developed and controlled through the medium of the *mental unit*, the astral permanent atom and the physical permanent atom. The Spirit aspect lies concealed at the *heart* of the lotus, in due course of time to stand revealed when the *manasadevas* have done their work. The will that persists forever is there. The consciousness aspect embodying the love-wisdom of the *divine* *Ego* as it reveals itself by the means of mind is predominantly there, and in the nine petals and their vibratory capacity lies hid all opportunity, all innate capacity to progress, and all the ability to function as a self-conscious unit, that entity we call Man. *Mahadeva* sit at the heart, *Surya* or *Vishnu* reveals Him in His essence as the Wisdom of Love and the Love of Wisdom, and *Brahma*, the Creative Logos makes that revelation possible.

EA.154 [CAPRICORN] 1. Mystery of the Sphinx, of LEO to VIRGO, and tied up with the secret of the *solar Angels*. This is not the mystery of soul and form, but the mystery of the higher and lower mind and their relation to each other.

CF.777These three activities are the main work of the solar Pitris where man is concerned. Where the *group*, and not the individual, is concerned, their work lies along the line of adjusting the egoic units in their groups, and of making them group conscious, but this is only possible towards the final stages of evolution when the work of the highest group of *Agnishvattas* is in order. The middle group who form the nine petals are always the most active. They work in connection with the lower group who are the direct transmitters of energy to the atomic triangle, receiving it from the middle group... 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. In the others the higher group and middle group hold sway as these planets are the most occult and sacred in manifestation, and are concerned only with *egos* who are on the Path, and who are therefore group-active. [After the Probationary stage of the "777 incarnations."] In connection with URANUS, NEPTUNE and SATURN, this might be expected as they are the synthesizing planetary schemes, and provide conditions suitable only for the very advanced stages. They are the "reaping" planets.

CF.778A great deal has been said in modern occult literature anent the process followed in the perfecting of those *Egos* who choose to remain with the Hierarchy of our planet, and their methods of development (through chelaship to adeptship). But nothing practically has been imparted anent the many egos who reach a certain high stage of evolution in our scheme and who are then transferred to one of the 3 *synthesizing schemes*, passing first to the scheme which is the polar opposite to ours, and from thence to the synthesizing scheme. They are numerically more than those who remain within the Earth scheme. Whichever may be the synthesizing scheme to which they are attracted, it marks and indicates their start upon one of the *three cosmic paths*. The work of the *Manasadevas* is carried on throughout the entire system, and a constant circulation transpires, and a constant transmission of energy, and of force units embodying that energy, goes on throughout the entire system. This transmission becomes possible in any scheme when the 4th or human kingdom becomes radioactive; it really marks the setting in of the period of obscuration. VENUS is a case in point. Metaphysically stated, it marks the point when the Logoi begin to dissociate Themselves from Their dense physical bodies, or from the three worlds of human endeavor.
The three groups of *Agnishvattas* concerned w/ the evolution of man on the mental level have each a specific function, as we have already seen, and the lowest o/t 3 deal primarily w/ the transmission of force or energy to the three permanent atoms...

CF.781...The *solar Pitris*, therefore, could give to man his consciousness; the *lunar Pitris* could give to him the instinctual consciousness of his vehicles. In their aggregate in all the kingdoms of nature, on this planet and elsewhere, they give to the planetary Logos and the the solar Logos the sumtotal of the form consciousness of Their respective bodies. This is the case in every scheme in the system, but in the Earth chain a peculiar condition of affairs was brought about through the planetary failure coincident with the moon chain; this is the cause of the present balancing of forces on this chain [the dual EARTH chain]. The *4th chain in every scheme* sees the work of the *solar Pitris* in connection with man begun. It sees also the *Pitris* of his sheaths in activity through the impulse given by the *solar Angels*.

CF.1243The seven paths at a certain stage which may not be defined become the *four paths*, owing to the fact that our solar system is one of the 4th order.... [I/VI, II/VII, III/V] . This leaves Path IV to be accounted for. Upon this Path pass all those who, through devotion and activity combined, achieve the goal but who lack as yet the full development of the manasic principle. This being the solar system of love-wisdom, or of astral buddhic development, the IVth Path includes the larger number of the sons of men. In the hierarchy of our planet the "Lords of Compassion" are numerically greater than the "Masters of the Wisdom." The former must therefore all pass to the sun Sirius there to undergo a tremendous manasic stimulation, for Sirius is the emanating source of manas. There the mystic must go and become what is called "a spark of mahatic electricity."

RI.399... Four of the Paths relate the advancing Master to the Heart of the Great Life Who functions through this solar system, and three to His Mind nature. [one to buddhi] All of them lead the initiate eventually to the Central Spiritual Sun.

CF.384-6The solar Logos has for objective nine initiations, the *3rd cosmic Initiation* being His goal.
Our planetary Logos has for objective seven initiations, the *2nd cosmic Initiation* being His goal.
Man has for objective five initiations, the *1st cosmic Initiation* being his goal.
If we link this up with that earlier imparted concerning initiation and the sun Sirius, we will have a clue to the *triple cosmic Path*.

CF.1176-75. The absorbing Triangles.. This term is applied to the evolutionary schools found located in the three major planets of our system — Uranus, Neptune and Saturn — and to those found in the three major chains, and three major globes in a planetary scheme. The Rulers of these planets, chains and globes are called the "Divine Examiners," and Their work concerns the human kingdom specifically and entirely. They are responsible for the work of ... [...four categories; see above]
We might regard the presiding lives in these *departmental schools* as the *custodians of the Path*, and responsible, therefore for the divine Pilgrim during the final stages of thr treading of the Path of Evolution. They begin to work with men from the moment they first set foot upon the *Probationary Path* and They continue Their work until the 7th initiation is taken.
The Masters, therefore, Who take pupils for training, are numbered amongst them, whilst the Masters Who do not concern Themselves with individuals and their development are not.

CF.741The reason we have not considered specifically the group of Agnishvattas, Kumaras and Rudras connected with the Earth has been because we have handled the entire subject from the *planetary* standpoint, and not from that of the *human* family. The student who seeks detailed information as to the *Agnishvattas* of the Earth *chain* has but to study the Secret Doctrine. We have attempted to carry the thought of the student beyond his own tiny sphere to the consideration of the work of the *Manasadevas* of the solar *system*.

CF.711We have dealt with the method of individualization through the coming in of the *Lords of the Flame* because it is the prime method in this solar system; . whatever methods may be pursued in the varying schemes and chains, this — at the middle stage — is the universal rule. Karmic conditions having to do with a planetary Logos may effect modifications, and bring into action *manasadevas* whose activity may not be the same in working detail, but the results are ever similar, and the *divine* Egos *in* their *causal bodies* have analogous instruments to work through. * ... * ...

CF.884...It is of interest to note here that, as the petal *substance* is *deva* substance, and as the *energy* of the petals is the energy of certain *manasadevas* (one of the three higher orders of *Agnishvattas*) ...




AGNISHVATTAS . [Coordinators/Embodiers of "Ahamkara" (711)] Top

CF.711A final point which is of profound significance is that the Agnishvattas construct the petals out of Their Own substance, which is substance energized by the principle of "I-ness," or *ahamkara*. They proceed to energize the permanent atoms with Their own positive force, so as to bring the fifth spirilla in due course of time into full activity and usefulness. All possibility, all hopefulness and optimism, and all future success lies hid in these two points.

CF.703...This Vth Hierarchy of *Agnishvattas* in their many grades embody the "I principle" and are the producers of self-consciousness, and the builders of man's body of realization. In time and space, and on the mental plane, they are Man himself in essential essence; they enable him to build his own body of causes, to unfold his own egoic lotus, and gradually to free himself from the limitations of the form which he has constructed, and thus to put himself... into the line of another type of energy, that of buddhi. ...through Their work man can become conscious without the manasic vehicle, for manas is but the form through which a higher principle is making itself known.

CF.779The three groups of *Agnishvattas* concerned with the evolution of man on the mental level have each a specific function,... and the lowest of the 3 deal primarily with the transmission of force or energy to the 3 permanent atoms.
CF.515...The permanent atom finds its place within the sphere of influence of one or other of the great devas who are the Raja-Lords of a plane.
CF.514...The mental unit, having a position within the causal body analogous to the planet furthermost from the SUN, ...
EA.365-6PLUTO. Toward the end of the evolutionary process, PLUTO produces the death of the hindering factors and all that prevents synthesis, of the separative, *instinctual nature*, for this is the factor which lies behind all dualism (*ahamkara*).
EA.509PLUTO, transmitting R1 energy, rules Scorpio, the sign of discipleship, of the man ready for the fusion brought about through the influence of the sacred planets, and governs the house of major separations and death. ...PLUTO at present only evokes response from groups or from those disciples who are enough evolved rightly to respond...
EA.127...PLUTO ...death of desire, death of the personality and of all which holds him between the pairs of opposites, in order to achieve the final liberation. PLUTO or death never destroys the consciousness aspect.

RI.272...They [BoA] represent — in Their lowest aspect — the three aspects of the mind, as I earlier said. There is:
1. The instinctual nature as it develops into the mind nature & makes a transition into an automatic, subconscious character..
2.. The lower concrete mind in its more developed stage, as it gradually assumes control and supersedes instinct in the consciousness of man. The Buddhas of Activity preside over what might be called (using a technical, occult term) the *ahamkara* principle — the mind as it serves the selfish interests of man ...[a] stage whereby humanity learns the price of self-interest.
3.. The personality mind. ...integration. ...as constituting *aspects of His personality*, though this is not technically so.

CF.816(b) The evolution of the petals. The building of the causal body is the result of dual energy,... ...the result of the dual vibration of the *fivefold Dhyanis* or Gods in conjunction with the fourfold Quaternary, or the *Pitris* of the lower vehicles. Through a conscious effort of the planetary Logoi, these Dhyanis and lower Pitris are brought into a close relationship. This produces (upon the 3rd subplane of the mental plane) a ninefold vibration or whorl in the gaseous matter of the plane...

CF.818-9...the body of the *Ego* may be viewed in the following four ways:
As nine vibrations, emanating from a central point,... forming the well-known spheroidal shape of the causal body.
As nine petals of a lotus,.. The radiations from the tip of each petal are those which cause the illusion of a spheroidal shape.
As nine spokes of a wheel, converging towards a central hub, which is in itself threefold, and which hides the central energy or dynamo of force — the generator of all the activity.
As nine types of energy which produce definite emanation from a threefold unit, again itself an outgoing from a central unit of force. ¶... ¶ In terms of fire, the same truths may be expressed as follows,...:
1. Electric FireSpiritWill aspectJewel in the lotus
2. Solar FireConsciousnessLove aspectThe nine petals
3. Fire by FrictionSubstanceActivity aspectThe three permanent atoms
... Yet these 3 are one in manifestation within the egoic auric egg, and the interchange of energy and vitality proceeds steadily.

CF.1159In the evolution of the fires of the spine, we have a correspondence to the sutratma with its three points of interest, the monadic auric egg, its emitting point, the egoic auric egg, the medial point, and the body or gross form, its lowest point.

RI.538b.. The causal body ... monadic heart center. In studying the egoic body it should be remembered that the causal body is the correspondence in the monadic manifestation to the heart center.. It is a flaming wheel of fire within the monadic auric egg, which embraces the five planes of monadic manifestation; it is also seen as the twelve-petalled Lotus...
CF.833...the solar *Pitris* are the substance of the egoic bodies and groups, and the medium of expression for the Spirit aspect,.... These solar *Angels* ...express ...a dual energy ...the positive life of the egoic lotus ...and there is also the energy of the petal substance itself, or the negative aspect which is swept by the positive force of the greater solar *Lords* into living whorls or wheels which we symbolically call "petals." ...

CF.821These three circles of petals are called in the esoteric terminology:
1.. The "outer knowledge" *triad*, or the lords of active wisdom.
2.. The middle "love" *triad*, or the lords of active love.
3.. The inner "sacrificial" *triad*, or the lords of active will.
The first is the summation of experience and developed consciousness; the second is the application of that knowledge in love and service, or the expression of the Self and the Not-Self in reciprocal vibration; and the third is the full expression of knowledge and love turned toward the conscious sacrifice of all to the furthering of the plans of the planetary Logos, and to the carrying out of His purposes in group work.. Each of these three groups of petals come under the definite guidance of three groups of *Agnishvattas*, who form them out of their own substance and who in essence are the threefold Ego during its manifestation.. Through them flows the force and coherent energy of those mysterious Entities whom (when considering the human family as a whole) we call —
a.. The Buddhas or Lords of Activity.
b.. The Buddhas or Lords of Compassionate Love.
c.. The Buddhas of Sacrifice, of Whom the Lord of the World is, to man, the best known exponent.
Through these three groups flows that threefold energy which, on the mental plane, finds its medium of expression in connection with the human kingdom, in the three groups of *Agnishvattas* or solar *Pitris* above referred to.. These groups form the substance of the three circles of petals, and each group has also a special influence upon the particular petal belonging to their especial scale of vibrations.

CF.26-7[Stanza XI] .... The obedient Sons of Mind connected with the Sons of Heart, and evolution spiralled on its way.. The Sons of Power stayed in their appointed place, though cosmic karma forced a handful to join the Sons of Heart.
At the fourteenth seventh aeon, the Sons of Mind and Heart, absorbed by endless flame, will join the Sons of Will, in manvantaric manifestation.. Three times the wheel will turn.
At the centre stand the buddhas of activity, helped by the lords of love, and following their twofold work will come the radiant lords of power.
The buddhas of creation from out the past have come.. The buddhas of love are gathering now.. The buddhas of will at the final turn of the third major wheel will flash into being.. The end will then be consummated.

CF.650[3] A third factor has to do with the transference of *Egos* or *lotuses* from one *sphere of activity* to another and this necessarily produces conditions calling for the appearance of similar *centers* to take their place.. Energy transmitted must be supplied from elsewhere, and this is another predisposing factor for the appearance of egoic lotuses in any scheme.. The law of the conservation of force holds good on any plane.
It must also be remembered in connection with our planet that *Egos* appear in those groups whose lotuses are not produced as the result of the Law of Attraction working between the *animal kingdom of the globe* and the *higher Triads*, but which are Egos who have individualized elsewhere, and who therefore come in with their petals already organized, and perhaps with several petals unfolded.

CF.652In the words "*prana and the etheric body*" (or life force and form) we have the key to the mystery of the solar and lunar pitris, and a hint as to the place of the physical body in the scheme of things.
The solar Pitris and devas find their force expression most adequately through man,...
The lunar Pitris, and lesser builders from the systemic point of view find their fullest expression in the animal kingdom.. When they, as the initiatory impulse, had produced animal man, they had performed their prime function, and just as (on a smaller scale in connection with only one of the HMen) the MOON is a dying and decadent world, so on a systemic scale and therefore covering a vast period of time, the work o/t lunar Pitris is slowly coming to a conclusion as the power o/t 3rd K ...over the human is being superceded by spiritual power; the systemic correspondence to lunar pitric activity will occultly die out.

CF.689HPB states (SD1.200-1, 2.251-2 os) that the *individualized Monad* has more spiritual consciousness than the monad itself on its own plane, the 2nd.. It must be remembered here that the planetary Logoi are only in physical incarnation in our system, their bodies of individualization being on the cosmic mental plane, therefore full expression for them is impossible during manifestation.

RI.538b.. The causal body ... monadic heart center.. In studying the egoic body it should be remembered that the causal body is the correspondence in the monadic manifestation to the heart center.. It is a flaming wheel of fire within the monadic auric egg, which embraces the five planes of monadic manifestation; it is also seen as the twelve-petalled Lotus...

CF.684We should endeavor to study carefully the following statement which is concerned with *kama-manas* [Sirian], and which deals with the conditions which produce individualization, or which call forth into self-conscious Being the Monads seeking full self-expression.. It is as follows:
Only as the heart center of a HMan (each in His cycle and each differing cyclically) becomes vitalized and attains a certain vibratory capacity does the *individualization* of the *Monads* become possible under the Law. Again, it is only as the threefold dense physical body of a planetary Logos (...our three worlds, the mental, astral and dense physical planes) has reached a corresponding vibration and retraced the cyclic development of the previous mahamanvantara, that there is produced that vibratory contact which causes the shining out upon the mental plane of the egoic groups.

WM.361-2It is interesting to note that just as the *Monad*, impelled by desire, produces that form of life which we call the personality, so the mind aspect, as part of the purpose working out through the *Universal Mind*, in its turn produces that manifestation which we call a *Manasaputra*, the great *Son of Mind* on the mental plane.. Hence it is the mind principle in humanity which brings into manifestation the egoic body, the causal vehicle, the karana sarira, the 12-petalled lotus.. We are of course talking entirely in terms of the form aspect here.. The reason for this lies back on the cosmic planes, whereon the planetary Logos has His life.. From the cosmic astral plane comes the impulse which produces form existence and concrete expression —for all form-taking is the result of desire.. From the cosmic mental plane comes the will-to-be in time and space, which produces the *seven groups of egoic lives* and the *third outpouring*.

CF.694...The response of deva substance to the inflow of force on the mental plane has a threefold effect in connection with the Logos or the Septenate:
1. ...a greatly increased vitality in the logoic centers on the 4th cosmic ether, due to reflex action, ...felt both above & below...
2. It stimulates the efforts o/t highest specimens o/t 3rd K, and a dual effect is produced through this, for the 4th K in nature makes its appearance on the physical plane & the *Triads* are reflected on the mental plane in the causal bodies to be found thereon.
3. ...the dense physical is linked and coordinated with the etheric bodies of the solar logos and of the planetary Logos.. Therefore, the lower 3 planes are synthesized w/ the higher 4, and the devas of anearlier mahamanvantara or solar cycle are brought into conjunction with those of a newer order who were awaiting just conditions.. The physical incarnation of the Logos is completed.. ...

CF.683-5[We are dealing with: 1. That fifth state of consciousness called the mental plane, 6. The individuality of those Existences whom we call: Agnishvattas, Manasa devas, Fire dhyanis, Solar angels or solar Pitris, the Asuras] Much confusion exists in the minds of students as to the distinction between the Agnishvattas who incarnated in man, and those who simply were responsible for the implanting of the manasic or mental spark in animal man.. This opens up for us the entire question of individualization itself, and the incarnation of certain spiritual existences who — when in bodily form — are spoken of as Avatars, as Buddhas of Activity, or as direct manifestations of the Logos.. The entire mystery is hidden in the relationship of the individual Monads who form the various *centers in the body* of a planetary Logos and the *self-conscious Identity* of that planetary Logos Himself.. The student must here bear in mind the fact that the mental plane is the first aspect of the dense physical body of the planetary Logos, the buddhic plane ...whereon are to be found the etheric centers of a HMan.
... It is on the mental plane (the reflection in the three worlds of the *third and fifth states of Pleroma*), that the full force of etheric vitality is felt.. A hint as to the significance of this may be found in the fact that the etheric body of man receives, and transmits prana directly to the physical body, and that the vitality of the physical frame is to be gauged largely by the condition and action of the heart.. The heart circulates vitality to the myriads of cells that constitute the dense physical sheath; something analogous is seen in the fact that these fire devas are "the Heart of the Dhyan chohanic body," [SD2.96,____] for their energy comes from the spiritual sun, in the same sense that the energy of the pranic devas of the etheric body comes from the physical sun.. This energy of the Agnishvattas manifests on the mental plane, the gaseous subplane of the cosmic physical just as the energy of the etheric centers on the fourth etheric subplane manifests first and potently on the gaseous matter of the physical body.. This is why the *Sons of Wisdom*, embodying the buddhic principle, the life force, *or* love aspect, are nevertheless known on the fifth plane as the self-conscious principles [Sons of Mind]; buddhi uses manas as a vehicle, and occult writers often speak in terms of the vehicle.. The *Ego*, or the *self-conscious Identity* is in essence ...Love-Wisdom, but manifests primarily as intelligent consciousness.

ENA.51.. His lower concrete mind, the reasoning principle.. ...w/ this aspect ...our educational processes profess to deal.
2.. That Son of Mind, which we call the Ego or Soul.. This is the intelligence principle, and is called by many names in the eso lit, such as the Solar Angel, the *Agnishvattas*, the Christ principle, etc.. W/ this, religion in the past has professed to deal.
3.. The higher abstract mind, the custodian of ideas, and that which is the conveyor of illumination to the lower mind, once that lower mind is en rapport with the soul.. With this world of ideas philosophy has professed to deal.
We might call these three aspects:
The receptive mind, the mind as dealt with by the psychologists.
The *individualized mind*, the Son of Mind.
The *illuminating mind*, the higher mind.

EP2.328-33, 117,

CF.720Thus, in the *mahamanvantara*, the 3 methods of individualization in connection w/ our planetary *scheme* are to be seen
a. In the moon chain, the gradual evolution of self-consciousness under natural law.
b. In the Earth chain that of achieved self-consciousness through the aid of extraneous agencies.. It is the distinctive method of this system.
c. In the next round and chain the method will be abstraction through will power, but this in an embryonic manner.
... They [these three methods] mark the gradual control by the Logos on cosmic levels of His threefold lower nature...

CF.688...Equally so in the next solar system, individualization (if such an inadequate term may be applied to a state of consciousness inconceivable even to an initiate of the 3rd Initiation) will not be possible until the *second or sixth stage of Pleroma*.. Consciousness will blaze forth then on the *Monadic plane*, and it will be *the plane of individualization*.. All states of consciousness below that high level will be to the Logos what the consciousness of the three worlds is to Him now.. Just as the physical body of man is not a principle, so all planes at this time below the fourth cosmic ether are not considered by the Logos to be a principle.
Our present solar *Angels* or fire devas will then have a position analogous to that of the lunar *Pitris* now, for all will form a part of the divine consciousness, and yet, will be esoterically considered as "below the threshold" of consciousness.

CF.720Individualization in the next round will begin to show indications of the third method, — that of the *next system*. This method has been described as that of "occult abstraction." It will conceern itself with the withdrawal from out o/t lowest type of the then existing men (through knowledge of the etheric constitution of the body) o/t vitality latent in it, and a temporary turning of that latent fire in the increase of the activity o/t germ or spark of mind; this will be effected by a dynamic action o/t will...

CF.684-5We should ...study carefully the following statement ...concerned w/ kama-manas, & wch deals w/the conditions wch produce individualization, or which call forth into self-conscious Being the Monads seeking full self-expression.. It is as follows:
Only as the heart center of a Heavenly Man (each in His cycle and each differing cyclically) becomes vitalized and attains a certain vibratory capacity does the individualization of the Monads become possible under the Law.
Again, it is only as the threefold dense physical body of a planetary Logos (...our three worlds, the mental, astral and dense physical planes) has reached a corresponding vibration and retraced the cyclic development of the previous mahamanvantara, that there is produced that vibratory contact which causes the shining out upon the mental plane of the *egoic groups*.
... This life vibration emanates from *the soul of the mother* (the correspondence to the *Pleroma* or *universal soul*) and is coincident with the awakening of the *3rd spirilla* in the permanent physical atom of the infant.. ...all the preceding stages are *rapidly* recapitulated, and just as in the prenatal period the foetus recapitulates during the formative process the history of the preceding *kingdoms*, so in the solar system a similar procedure can be seen.. (Note: These [lower] three planes are the correspondences to the three lower spirillae in the physical permanent atom of the solar Logos and the planetary Logos.)

CF.458*Each of the kingdoms of nature acts as the mother to the succeeding one in the evolutionary process*.. Any group, which may be under consideration, should in due course of evolution give birth to offspring, who will — in themselves — embody some ideal, and who receive their objective forms on some plane from the earlier group.. ...




MANASAPUTRAS . [Embodied Manas (EP2.328-33, CF.517, 1032)] Top

WM.361-2It is interesting to note that just as the *Monad*, impelled by *desire*, produces that form of life which we call the *personality* [3rd aspect], so the *mind aspect*, as part of the purpose working out through the *Universal Mind*, in its turn produces that manifestation which we call a *Manasaputra*, the great *Son of Mind* on the mental plane. Hence it is the mind principle in humanity which brings into manifestation the egoic body, the causal vehicle, the karana sarira, the 12-petalled lotus. We are of course talking entirely in terms of the form aspect here. The reason for this lies back on the cosmic planes, whereon the planetary Logos has His life. From the cosmic astral plane comes the impulse which produces form existence and concrete expression —for all form-taking is the result of *desire*. From the cosmic mental plane comes the will-to-be in time and space, which produces the *seven groups of egoic lives* and the *third outpouring*.

CF.309II. DEFINITIONS OF MANAS OR MIND ¶ 1. Manas, as we already know, is the 5th principle. ¶ ...
This 5th principle embodies the basic vibration of the 5th plane, either cosmically or systemically considered. A certain sound of the logoic Word, when it reaches the mental plane, causes a vibration in the matter of that plane, arrests its tendency to dissipate, causes it to take spheroidal form, and builds it literally into a body which is held in coherent shape by a mighty deva Entity, the Raja Lord of the mental plane. Exactly the same procedure ensued on cosmic levels, when a still mightier sound was uttered by the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, and the utterance of this caused a vibration on the 5th cosmic plane. Certain great Entities became active, including such relatively unimportant Beings as *our solar Logos and His group*.
This 5th principle is the distinctive coloring of *a particular group of solar Logoi on the causal level of the cosmic mental*, and is the animating factor of Their Existence, the reason of Their manifesting through various solar systems, and the great Will-to-be that brings Them forth into objectivity.

CF.3112. Manas is electricity.21 ¶ The fire of Mind is fundamentally electricity, shown in its higher workings, & not considered so much as force in matter. Electricity in the solar system shows itself in 7 major forms, & might be expressed as follows:
Electricity on the 1st plane, the logoic or divine, demonstrates as the Will-to-be, the primary aspect of that force which eventually results in objectivity. Cosmically considered, it is that *initial impulse* or vibration, which emanates from the logoic causal body on the cosmic mental plane, and makes contact with the first cosmic etheric, or the solar plane of adi.
Electricity on the monadic plane demonstrates as the first manifestation of form, as that which causes forms to cohere. Matter (electrified by "fire by friction") and the electric fire of spirit meet and blend, and form appears. Form is the result of the desire for existence, hence the dynamic fire of Will is transmuted into the *burning fire of Desire*. I would call attention to the choice of those two phrases, which might also be expressed under the terms:
*Dynamic electrical manifestation*. *Burning electrical manifestation*.
Here on the 2nd plane, the *sea of electrical fire*, which distinguished the 1st plane, is transformed into the *akasha*, or *burning etheric matter*. It is the plane of the *flaming Sun* [Surya 626,628], just as the 1st plane is that of the *fire mist* or the *nebulae*. This idea will be easier to comprehend if it is borne in mind that we are dealing with the cosmic physical plane.

CF.10469 3. Consider the following three statements. (SD1.574 3d)
a. In the Kosmos ...the Sun is the kama-rupa, or desire body of Akasha (the 2nd aspect of Brahma). Compare `Son of Necessity.' (SD1.74 3d)
b. In the *system* ...the Sun is the 6th principle, buddhi, and its vehicle. (The Dragons of Wisdom taking form on the 4th cosmic ether, our buddhic plane).
c. As an *entity* ...The Sun is the 7th principle of Brahma, or the aspect of active intelligent matter.
Hence `rejection' as it is called ensues because consciousness or the development of the Ego (logoic or human) is the goal of evolution, and not the matter aspect. "The Primordial Ray is only the vehicle of the Divine Ray." (SD1.108 3d)

CF.146...When this first aspect [*Mahadeva*] is better understood (in the next mahamanvantara) the work of the seven Rishis of the GREAT BEAR (the prototypes or the animating source of the 7 HMen, the planetary Logoi,...), and the supreme influence of SIRIUS will be comprehended. in this present manifestation of the Son, or of the *Vishnu* aspect, we are concerned more closely with the PLEIADES and their influence via the SUN, and, in relation to our planet, via VENUS. ...
The 1st Logos embodies the "will to live" and it was through His instrumentality that the *Manasaputras* came into objective existence in relation to the human and deva hierarchies. In this system, the blending of the Divine Ray of Wisdom and the Primordial Ray of intelligent matter forms the great dual evolution. back of both these cosmic Entities stands another Entity Who is the embodiment of Will, and Who is the utilizer of forms —- though not the forms of any other than the *Greater Building devas* and the human hierarch*ies* in time and space. He is the animating principle. the will-to-live of the *seven Hierarchies*. Nevertheless these 7 Hierarchies are (as says HPB) the 7-fold ray of wisdom, the dragon in its 7 forms. This is a deep mystery,...

CF.1032...When we arrive at the plane of mind, and have to consider the *activity* o/t 2nd aspect of divinity, that which builds and holds the forms in coherent form, and which is the basis of the phenomenon we call time (literally, awareness of the form), a different type of force or motion becomes apparent...I would here remind the student that we are primarily considering the *force* o/t 2nd aspect as it concerns the *human* & *superhuman* *kingdoms*, or as the *Manasaputras* and their various groups are concerned.

EP2.2235. The factor of analysis. a. ...On the life side, it leads to that understanding which tends to identification...
b. It is the basic cause and impulse which will lead to the eventual appearance of the kingdom in nature, higher than the human, which is strictly that of the soul, and will produce the manifestation upon EARTH of the 5th kingdom in nature, that of the *kingdom of gods*. This phrase should be noted.
c. It is the result of the active work of the sons of God, the sons of mind, and is the part which they are contributing to the total planetary contribution, as part of the great systemic Plan. The *Hierarchy* itself is the outer and inner manifestation of the sacrifice of the *divine Manasaputras* [planetary mind as host] (as They are called in The Secret Doctrine), and its members respond to Their sensed vision of the Plan for the whole. *The Hierarchy is essentially the germ or nucleus of the 5th kingdom in nature*.

EA.188"These [esoteric, hierarchic] planetary influences [esp. MARS-PLUTO] are distinctive of the Sons of Mind of Venusian origin, characteristic of the Lords of Sacrifice and Will functioning in time and space as the *IVth CH* [not *4th K*]. The form life is ruled by the MOON, veiling a hidden planet. these Sons of Mind live on the EARTH and thus within the body of the planetary Logos, and are of a definitely intelligent nature, making them Lords of Knowledge, achieving their goal through the light of the mind and through the method of conflict, for they are also Lords of Ceaseless and Persevering Devotion. All the above names which are related to the planets governing SAGITTARIUS [ME, JU. VE, MO, EA. MA] will be remembered by students of The Secret Doctrine. They are the "quality names" of the Divine Manasaputras, the Agnishvattas who are ourselves." [cf. SAG]

CF.563...Roughly speaking, a solar Logos works only through the *greater Builders*, the *Manasaputras* in Their various grades on the two higher planes of the solar system. ...planetary Logoi work primarily through the *Builders* of the next three planes (atma-buddhi-manas), who construct and control the work of the planetary schemes. Men work through [kama-manas]...

CF.517-8...as regards the solar Logos manifesting in the system, we are concerned with but one permanent atom, and this is His physical permanent atom. ...but we cannot penetrate the secret as yet of His three lower permanent atoms as they function as a unity within His causal vehicle. Until we can do this it is useless for us to conjecture as to His fundamental Being.
...The *mental unit* is in a unique and peculiar position as regards man, the Thinker in the causal body. ...In connection with the *HMen* we have a secondary manifestation, and on the buddhic plane we have Their *3rd aspect* found, leaving for Their paramount manifestation of force, the cosmic gaseous plane, or the manasic plane. They are essentially the divine Thinkers, the *Manasaputras*. In connection, therefore with the Microcosm, viewing him as part of a center in the body of a *HMan*, we have a lesser descent within the gaseous or fire manifestation of a solar *Lord*. This concerns the *three higher subplanes* of what might be considered as the manifestation of Man's *three higher aspects* in mental matter, whilst on the 4th subplane we have the *mental centers* of man within the periphery of his mental body, of which the *mental unit* is the unifying factor. This is —as has been earlier said— a deep mystery, and one that can be no further amplified.

CF.779The three groups of *Agnishvattas* concerned with the evolution of man on the mental level have each a specific function,... and the lowest of the 3 deal primarily with the transmission of force or energy to the 3 permanent atoms.
CF.515...The permanent atom finds its place within the sphere of influence of one or other of the great devas who are the Raja-Lords of a plane.
CF.514...The mental unit, having a position within the causal body analogous to the planet furthermost from the SUN, ...
WM.439PLUTO It governs ...the death or cessation of old ideas and emotions, and its influence is ...largely cerebral ...the clue to its late discovery. Mankind is only on the verge of becoming mental. Its effects are felt first in the mental body.
EA.365-6PLUTO Toward the end of the evolutionary process, PLUTO produces the death of the hindering factors and all that prevents synthesis, of the separative, *instinctual nature*, for this is the factor which lies behind all dualism (*ahamkara*).

CF.526The fundamental difference between the *mental unit* and the other two atoms consists in the fact that it contains only 4 spirillae instead of 7. This is brought about by the very facts of evolution itself, for the *mental unit* is the *1st aspect* o/t *personality triad*, or of man functioning in the human *kingdom* on the three lower planes. At his transference into the spiritual *kingdom*, these 3 aspects —the mental body, the astral body & the physical body— are synthesized into the higher by a dual process:
1.His polarization shifts from out of the *lower three atoms* into the *Triadal atoms*.
2.The force which these atoms generate and embody is merged and blended into the higher force points.
A *permanent atom* is the positive nucleus or germ substance to the sheath wherein it is found. It is that which is the basis of form-building, and it is literally a vibrant point of force, emanating from the 2nd aspect of the Monad, which aggregates to itself, and subsequently builds into form, the negative or 3rd aspect. But it must here be remembered that this 2nd aspect is itself dual, and that in considering the permanent atoms we are dealing with the feminine aspect of the 2nd Person. The *spirillae* therefore are but streams of force, or *2nd aspect vitality which circulates geometrically within the circumscribing wallof substance, composed of 3rd aspect force or substance. ...

CF.530...The mental is not a septenary permanent atom, but only responds to 4 types of force, and not to the entire range of vibrations. Herein lies a reason for tolerance. Until a man is coming consciously under the control of the Ego and is beginning to sense the vibration of the manasic p.a., it is useless to expect him to respond to certain ideals, or to grasp certain aspects of the truth. The mental unit suffices for his need, and no bridge exists between it and the manasic p.a.
2½ planes are concerned w/ the evolution of man, per se, in the 4th K, and he only begins to transcend them as he nears the Path and treads it. From the standpoint of average man in physical incarnation, the egoic consciousness, within the causal periphery, is as abstract as the Logos viewed as the Dweller within the system. These 2½ planes are of peculiar interest in the Logos, as they embody. ¶ That which, for Him, lies below the threshold of consciousness.
Those centers from which logoic kundalini is turning. ¶ That which is not considered a principle.
That which is gradually passing into obscuration. ¶ It is impossible to enlarge upon this mystery.

CF.460...Each of the *kingdoms* of nature is the expression of a Life or Being. man, for instance, being the expression of one or other of the HMen. the sumtotal of humanity (the IVth *Hierarchy*) being found, with the deva evolution, as the *centers of the solar Logos*. The animal kingdom likewise is the expression of the life of a Being Who is a part of the body of the Logos or of the planetary Logos, but not a center of conscious energy. (A correspondence is found in the human body, which has its 7 centers of force or energy, but also other organs upon which objective manifestation depends in lesser degree.) Such an Entity finds expression thru the animal kingdom, of which He is the informing Soul, and He has definite place in the planetary or logoic body.

CF.728As noted in the above paragraph, there are secondly three Entities Who embody *planetary principles*. They are (speaking from the present standpoint) the dynamic energy which holds together the *three lower kingdoms*, viewing these kingdoms as units and not as differentiations. They are closely connected with the energy aspect of the *three earlier chains*, and it only needed the work of an interplanetary avatar (at the formation of the triangle which resulted in the individualization period in Lemurian days) to enable Them to take etheric bodies and incarnate among men. They act as focal points for the energy of the planetary Logos on His own plane. The first Kumara is in a mysterious sense the energy which produces *self-consciousness in the human family*. The three other kumaras, or the three Buddhas of Activity, act as similar focal points for the energy which animates the *three lower kingdoms*, and which produces their differing grades of consciousness...

CF.706The planetary *chains* embody centres, and as they are awakened and come under stimulation, they swing into physical incarnation certain types of *manasaputras*. The type dominated by the 5th chain energy is little known as it is yet in process of evolution within another *scheme*, the 5th, so it is waste of our time to consider it. It is connected with the unfoldment of the *5th egoic petal* of a planetary Logos on His Own plane and consequently with the activity of the 5th spirilla. When the hour strikes, these *units* of energy will "come in" from another *scheme* on a stream of cosmic energy which will swing through a particular systemic triangle, just as when the *egos* came in this round.

CF.1032...When we arrive at the plane of mind, and have to consider the activity of the second aspect of divinity, that which builds and holds the forms in coherent form, and which is the basis of the phenomenon we call time (literally, the awareness of the form), a different type of force or motion becomes apparent. ...I would here remind the student that we are primarily considering the force of the 2nd aspect as it concerns the human and superhuman kingdoms, or as the *Manasaputras* and their various groups are concerned.

EP2.324-5Knowledge comes, as the individual integrates into his environment. Wisdom comes as he becomes coordinated into the processes of time. ...
An incarnate soul, which is now ready to work consciously with the time factor,... can now begin to control circumstances and environment from the standpoint of time. This means, in the first instance, the right use of time and opportunity and then the establishing of continuity of consciousness.

EP2.328-33...Each of these two major divisions of this process — involution and evolution — could be divided into six definite expansions of consciousness. ...These *six stages* might be called. [Appropriation, Aspiration, Approach, Appearance, Activity, Ambition]. Each stage, when at its height of expression, involved a period of *crisis*. ...We are here viewing *Man as a conscious thinker*, and *not* man as a *member of the 4th kingdom in nature*. Ponder upon this distinction, for it marks the points of emphasis and *the focus of the identification*.
In the first stage of appropriation [¯­], we have the soul or the conscious thinker (the divine son of God, or *manasaputra*)...
... The two final stages of activity and ambition are those covered by th ordinary man and dealt w/ by the ordinary psychologist.
... Then comes... aspiration... Then and only then can the conscious soul appropriate [­¯] the "body of light and splendor, the expression of the glory of the One" which, when once assumed, makes all future incarnations in the three worlds impossible, except as an act of the spiritual will. ...we begin and we end with an expansion of consciousness. The first one led to the inclusion of the material world, and the second one includes or appropriates, consciously and intelligently, the spiritual world.

CF.334-54. MANAS IS THE KEY TO THE 5TH KINGDOM IN NATURE
We might also define manas as the key to the door through which entrance is made into the 5th kingdom of nature, the spiritual kingdom. ...In relation to the animal kingdom it might be said that the key whereby entrance is effected into the human kingdom is that of instinct. This instinct, towards the final stages of the animal's evolution, and as it becomes more and more detached from the *group soul*,26 becomes transmuted into mentality,...
Man passes into the *5th kingdom* through the transmutation of the discriminative faculty of mind, which —as in the animal's individualization— brings about at a certain stage a *spiritual individualization* which is the correspondence on higher levels to what transpired in Lemurian days. Therefore, we have.
Instinct ...The key from the animal into the human kingdom or from the *3rd* into the 4th kingdom.
Manas ...The key from the human into the spiritual kingdom, or from the *4th* kingdom into the *5th* kingdom.
26 "A Group-soul is a collection of *permanent Triads* in a triple envelope of monadic essence. The permanent Triads are a reflection upon the lower planes of the *spiritual Triads* on the higher. This description is true of all group-souls functioning on the physical plane, but gives no idea o/t extreme complexity of the subject." — From A Study in Consciousness, by A. Besant.
LOM.29-30On the *involutionary* path you have what is termed the *Group Soul* [cf. CF.1136 below, related to the *Kingdoms* in nature], aptly described (as far as earth words permit) as a collection of *triads*, enclosed in a *triple envelop of monadic essence*. On the *evolutionary* path groups of causal bodies correspond and are similarly composed, three factors entering in.
The *causal body* is a collection of *permanent atoms*, three in all, enclosed in an *envelop of mental essence*.... ...when the germ of mentality was sufficiently implanted to have donated the instinctive memory and correlation of ideas that can be seen in the average domesticated animal, then the descending Spirit (which had taken to itself an atom on the mental plane) judged the time ripe for taking possession of the lower vehicles. The *Lords of the Flame* were called in and they effected the transfer of polarization from the lower atom of the *Triad* to the lowest atom of the *Personality*. Even then, the indwelling Flame could come no lower than the third subplane of the mental plane. There the two met and the causal body was formed. ...the indwelling *Thinker* cannot control in the three lower worlds without the aid of the lower self.

CF.526...1. His polarization shifts from out of the *lower three atoms* into the *Triadal atoms*.
2. The force which these atoms generate and embody is merged and blended into the higher force points.
CF.508-9...Consequently when in the process of evolution, and through initiation, man achieves the consciousness of the *Spiritual Triad*, and transfers his polarization into the *three triadal permanent atoms*, he is simply able to function consciously in the etheric body of his particular planetary Logos...

CF.1136...Each *group soul*, as it is called, is divided into *7 parts* which appear in each o/t *7 races* of a *world period*, and there is an interesting distinction between them &th units o/t human kingdom. When portions o/t group soul in one of its 7 parts are out of incarnation they are to be found on the astral plane, even though the Mother group soul is found on the mental plane. Human units o/t 4th K when out of incarnation pass through the astral to the mental and descend again to incarnation from mental levels.
CF.1137...We have in logoic manifestation the following 7 groups for consideration.
1.2.3. Three groups of superhuman existence. ... 4. A group of *solar* lives who are the *manasaputras* or man.
5.6.7. Three groups of elemental lives, who form the 3 involutionary elemental kingdoms. [SD1.176 for 7 Ks plus 3, making 10]
CF.1138...The elemental group souls find correspondences in the higher — first, in the human kingdom in the *three main groups of Egos*, in whom the 3 types of energy predominate. again in the 3 main or major planetary groups, and finally in the 3 aspects. ...Solar Logos....URANUS. ...Planetary Logoi..NEPTUNE. ...Plane devas..SATURN.

EA.219...I would here remind you that the MOON is usually regarded as "veiling" or "hiding" some planet and of these there are three which the MOON may be veiling. Here the intuition of the astrologer and of the esoteric student must be called out. These planets are VULCAN, NEPTUNE, or URANUS. These three create and influence certain aspects of the Mother principles, which nourish and feed the life of the inner divine reality until the time comes when the Christ child is brought to the birth. They determine or condition the *physical*, *astral* and *mental* natures, *thus creating the personality*.

CF.1176-75. The absorbing Triangles. This term is applied to the evolutionary schools found located in the three major planets of our system — URANUS, NEPTUNE and SATURN — and to those found in the *three major chains*, and three major *globes* in a planetary *scheme*. The Rulers of these planets, chains and globes are called the "Divine Examiners," and Their work concerns the human kingdom specifically and entirely. They are responsible for the work of a. Transferring men from one school to another, and from one grade to another...




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CF.937These are the four main groups of *devas* which come under the influence of any particular *Ego* ["Transmitters of the Word" [919ff] on 4th subplane manasic, astral and physical atomic. devas of mental unit and two lower permanent atoms]. They unitedly produce the lower man, and bring into manifestation the Personality, that *reflection* of the Ego and *shadow* of the Monad. The *three* grades of building *essence* which are built into *forms* through the *activity* of the above *four* groups are here briefly recognized as the mental substance, built into the mental body, the astral substance, built into the astral vehicle and the matter of the physical body. These seven groups form, in their totality, what we might call the Brahma aspect of the microcosm.
From another point of view, we may be considered as studying the action of the solar *Angel*, or *Lord*, upon the lunar angels, and the process whereby the solar *Lord* imposes a certain rhythm and vibration upon different aspects of lower manifestation.
The first step of the Ego towards producing a "shadow" is expressed in the word "The Ego sounds his note." ...the lesser "army of the voice" responds immediately to it. According to the tone and quality of the voice, so is the nature of the of the responsive agents. According to the depth or height of the note, and according to its volume, so is the status or grade of building deva which replies to the call.

CF.1098The mental body is composed of only four types of essence, whereas the astral body and the physical are formed of seven types. The devas who compose this body are grouped together as "the cohorts of the 4th order" and have a close connection with that group of *cosmic Lives* who (through the impress of their influence upon solar matter) are responsible for that fact that our system is a system of the 4th order. This group of Lives is manipulated and controlled, in the macrocosmic sense, from cosmic mental levels via the central spiritual sun, and through what is called in esoteric parlance "the 4th solar cavity." If students will meditate upon the nature of the human heart and its various divisions, and particularly upon one o/t valves, light upon this complex problem may be forthcoming. There is a constant inflow of energy from these great Entities on cosmic mental levels. this inflow is the very life itself of the *solar units* who are the sumtotal of the four lower subplanes of the mental plane, and consequently the life of the individual units who form the mental bodies of all human beings.

CF.562...It should be remembered here that only cosmic and solar *lords* formulate thoughts. The lunar Lords and all lesser intelligences do not do so. Therefore, the two above mentioned groups come under karmic law. They only are self-conscious, and therefore responsible. Where self-consciousness is not, there is no resonsibility. Hence animals are not held to be resonsible...

CF.881-2Love is the right apprehension of the uses and purposes of form, and of the energies involved in form-building, the utilization of form, and the eventual dissipation of the superceded form. ...and it necessitates the development of those powers within man which will make him a conscious Builder, a solar *Pitri* of a coming cycle. This is one of the great revelations at initiation: the unveiling to the initiate of the particular cosmic center whence emanates the type of force or energy which he, the initiate, will be concerned with when he becomes in due course of time a solar *Pitri*, or *divine manasaputra* to a coming humanity. Hence he must have, not only knowledge, but the energy of love likewise to enable him to perform the function of linking the higher three and the lower four of a future race of men at some distant period, thus permitting of their individualizing through the sacrifice of his own fully conscious middle principle.

CF.973...The thought forms of the majority of human beings are energized from no such high source, but find their active impulse emanating from either the solar plexus, or the still lower organs of generation.
It is this constant stream of emotional or sexual energy which is responsible for the chaotic conditions of the present; the balance is not preserved... These forms, which scarce merit the prefix "thought," being largely kamic with an admixture of the lowest grade [7th] of mental matter, are responsible for the heavy, slow vibrating or pulsating fog or cloak which envelops the human family, and which produces much of the present evil, crime and mental lethargy. People are mainly polarized in the astral body, as we know, and the lower centers are the most active; ...

CF.1156It must be borne in mind that though the *three solar systems* (the past, the present and that which is to come) are differentiated in time and space where the consciousness of man is concerned, from the point of view of the Logos they represent more accurately, highest, intermediate and lowest, and the three form but one expression. The past system, therefore, is deemed esoterically the *third*, being the lowest and being related to the dense and negative matter. It will be apparent that the *past solar system* has consequently a close relation to the *third* or *animal kingdom*, and this, man has presumably transcended.





SOURCE. . A.A. Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. . NY. Lucis Publishing Co., 1925, 1962 ed., 1982 pr.
SOURCE. . H.P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Centennial facsimile ed.Los Angeles. Theosophical University Press, 1988.



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