THREE GROUPS OF SOLAR ANGELS
SOLAR LORDS, ANGELS, and PITRIS
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. Three Classes of Solar Angels.
2. Solar Lords.
3. Solar Angels.
4. Solar Pitris.
5. Lunar Lords, Angels and Pitris.
6. Mental Unit, Permanent Atoms, and Ego.
THREE CLASSES OF SOLAR ANGELS Top
CF.1100-1Certain influences and forces play upon the mental sheath of any human being, and produce in it that activity which is termed "spiral progressive." These forces might be briefly considered as comprising the following:
1. The energies of the atoms of substance which compose the mental body.
2. The energies of the lunar father who is the coherent life of the mental group body.
These two groups concern the Not-Self, the 3rd aspect of *monadic* manifestation.
3. The energies of the solar Angel, or Father, which is the coordinating principle behind manifestation in the three worlds.
4. The energies o/t intelligent *lives* who *form* the body egoic. These lives find their emanating source on *other levels than the systemic*. These 2 groups concern the egoic principle, the middle principle..., and is the 2nd aspect of *monadic* manifestation.
5. The energy emanating from the "Jewel in the Lotus" itself, the focal point of energy in the *Upper Triad*. This concerns the *Self*, the highest aspect of *monadic* manifestation.
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* of the *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 &th 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 second Person. The *spirillae* therefore are but streams of force, or 2nd aspect vitality which circulates geometrically within the circumscribing wall of substance, composed of 3rd aspect force of substance. ...
CF.335...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 of the extreme complexity of the subject." — A Study in Consciousnes, by A. Besant.
CF.694-5...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 *l*ogos and of the planetary *L*ogos. therefore, the lower three planes are synthesized with the higher 4, and the devas of an earlier 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.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*. ¶...
The first 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 aspect of the *seven Hierarchies*. Nevertheless these 7 Hierarchies are (as says HPB) the *sevenfold ray of wisdom*, the dragon in its 7 forms. [SD1.100-8, 2.668]
CF.147The *Mahadeva* aspect or the first Logos (who embodies cosmic will) is controlled by the Law of Synthesis, the cosmic law governing the tendency to unification; ...the unification of the seven into the three, and into the one. ...The Law of Synthesis has a direct connection with One Who is still higher than our Logos, and is the law of control exercised by Him upon the Logos of our system. This is a spiritual relationship that tends to abstraction or to that synthesis of the spiritual elements that will result in their conscious return (the whole point lying in that word "conscious") to their cosmic point of synthesis, or of unification with their source. Their source is the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, as we have earlier seen.
CF.148Therefore, in connection with the first Logos, we can sum up as we did with the other Logoi:
a. His goal is the synthesis of the *Spirits* who are gaining consciousness through manifestation, and who, by means of experience in matter, are gaining in quality.
b. His function is, by means of will to hold them in manifestation for the desired period, and later to abstract them, and blend them again with their spiritual source. Hence the necessity of 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 elsewhere in the system.
CF.717 (c.) Methods of Individualization. We have seen how the characteristic method of individualization in this solar system is the result of force emanating from the cosmic mental plane, which sweeps into activity those entities whose function it is to form the body of the ego out of their own living substance on the mental plane and thus, through their own quality and nature, endow human units on the physical plane with the faculty of self-consciousness, thus producing Man. It is their work also to energize the mental units of all men,... and to energize the sheaths of the threefold lower man,... Through the carrying out of this function in the case of the human family, certain planetary and systemic conditions are brought about.
The dense and etheric bodies of the Logos and of the planetary Logoi are merged, and one coherent vehicle of expression is provided for these *cosmic Entities*.
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.176...The egoic ray can always be one of the seven, but we need to remember that, in this astral-buddhic solar system, wherein love and wisdom are being brought into objectivity, the bulk of the monads are on the love-wisdom ray. ...This is the divine incarnation of Vishnu. The Dragon of Wisdom is in manifestation, and He brings into incarnation those *cosmic Entities* who are in essence identical with Himself. After the 3rd initiation, all human beings find themselves on their monadic ray,...
CF.578...on the 3rd [monadic] subplane can be found quite a number of the Monads of activity, but numerically not as many as the Monads of Love. They are the failures of System I. ...
EP2.101...A hint is here conveyed as to the prevalence of 3rd ray Monads among the sons of men. The ray of active intelligence, expressing itself through the seven ray types, is above everything else the ray upon which the majority of human monads will, particularly, *at this time*, be found.
CF.511Second. The goal set before humanity is that of becoming Masters of the Wisdom, or conscious units in the Body of the Dragon of Wisdom or of Love. This a man achieves when he can function consciously in the buddhic vehicle, or when the astral permanent atom is superseded by the buddhic permanent atom.
CF.1223-5...Just as the three planes of the Ego on the mental plane dominate the remaining planes in the three worlds, so in the five worlds of the Hierarchy the three higher subplanes of the atmic plane hold an analogous place.
[PISCES] humans enter incarnation through CANCER on the Mutable Cross until servitude is transformed into service (117); You find... the activity of the mass consciousness in CANCER which is indicative of the activity of the Cardinal Cross in the involutionary stage (161)
Mutable Cross of the anima mundi, and of the human soul before the consciousness of duality is clear in the mind of man... it [PISCES] is consequently more closely allied with the Cardinal Cross... This human interlude [Fixed Cross] is in the nature of a cross section in the development of consciousness, but the main emphasis is the unfoldment of the mass consciousness of all the kingdoms in nature into the group consciousness of the three highest kingdoms through the mediatorship of the human kingdom... PISCES on the involutionary arc [Mutable]... is felt largely in the anima mundi and in the hidden, incarnated and imprisoned Christ [VIRGO/PISCES]... Esoterically, the reason that VENUS is exalted in PISCES is connected with the relation of PISCES to GEMINI... VENUS is the EARTH's alter ego and is closely related to the human kingdom. ["the 6 becomes the 5"; R6 becomes R5 ?]
IVth CH is qualified by knowledge, love, and will
IVth CH is animated by ceaseless persevering devotion (117) [VEN Ray VI —PK]
[SAGITTARIUS] "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. 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 [ MERCURY, JUPITER; VENUS, MOON, EARTH; MARS ] will be remembered by students of The Secret Doctrine. They are the "quality names" of the Divine *Manasaputras*, the *Agnishvattas* who are ourselves." (188)
CF.615-7...before ...the 3 main groups of building devas on the 3 planes in the 3 worlds which most intimately concern man.
The 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. From this point of view the mental plane provides an interesting consideration. — its *three higher subplanes* are positive, and centralize the positive force of the *plane*. This focusing of the positive affects the negative substance of the *four lower planes* and brings about likewise:
a. The formation of force centers on the causal levels, those force centers being *egoic groups* in their various divisions.
b. The concretion of substance, or the building of the dense physical body of the Logos.
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.
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.563...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.516Relative Permanency. In the *7th principle* of all manifesting entities is stored up and developed capacity, acquired ability, and the atomic memory, or in other words the heredity of the *Thinker*, viewing him from the physical standpoint or from the emotional. There is no permanence whatever in the sheaths; they are built into temporary forms, and dissolved when the Thinker has exhausted their possibilities, but the *7th principle* of each *sheath* gathers to itself the achieved qualities and stores them up —under the Law of Karma— to work out again and to demonstrate as the *plane impulse* at each fresh cycle of manifestation.
Heat. Herein lies the distinction between the *permanent atoms* on all planes, and the *atomic matter* of which they form a part. .... The permanent atom is one that has been appropriated by one of the *lives* that form the *centers* in the body of a *solar Lord*, whilst atomic matter per se goes to the formation of other parts of His great body of light.
A permanent atom is one [1st aspect] which has come under the attractive power of the 2nd aspect, whilst atomic matter itself is vitalized by the life of the 3rd aspect.
A permanent atom ... passing out of the control of the *Deva Lord* and coming under the control of *positive life*...
A permanent atom comes under the direct control of the lower of the *three groups of Lipika Lords*, and is the agency through which They work in the imposition of karma upon the particular entity... They work directly with the permanent atoms of men,...
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.303-4The cycles in a man's personality manifestation demonstrate in groups of fours and sevens, ...
The *egoic cycles* proceed in groups of sevens and of threes, and not in groups of fours and sevens as do the personality cycles, and the same ratio must be predicated of the *central cycles* of a Heavenly Man and of a solar Logos.
The *monadic cycles* proceed in groups of ones and threes as do the basic cycles of those great Entities of which man is the microcosmic reflection. If the general concept here laid down is studied in relation to the schemes, ...some idea of purpose...
CF.3021. The Monadic cycle, which corresponds in man to the 100 years of Brahma, and to a planetary scheme.
CF.305It has been stated that a mystery lies hid in the *777 incarnations*. This figure provides room for much speculation (SD1.191). It should be pointed out that it does not hold the number of a stated cycle of incarnations through which a man must pass, but holds the key to the three major cycles previously mentioned. Primarily this number applies to the planetary Logos of our scheme and not so much to other schemes. Each HMan has His number and the number of our HMan lies hid in the above three figures, just as 666 and 888 holds the mystery hid of two other HMen.
SOLAR LORDS Top
1° contact with solar Pitri [IHS.114];
3° contact with solar Angel [IHS.115];
5° contact with solar Lord [IHS.117-8];
7° solar Lord "nirvanis" or Manasadeva on the solar mental plane [IHS.136, CF.687]
CF.848The *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.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.
CF.710n...that entity we call Man. (Note: The Solar *Lord*, the Divine Ego). [not solar Pitri or Angel; not spiritual Ego]
CF.712The *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 [only] 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 [Manasadevas] work, therefore, *through* egoic groups and *primarily*, *after individualization*, upon the *mental units*...
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.1049-50We 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*.
CF.832-3...Third. The stage wherein the energy of the Ego is centered at the heart of the circle,... The earlier process has then to be repeated on a higher turn of the spiral, and monadic energy begins to work upon the Ego... The Monad, which has been identifying Itself with the *Ego* (its outer manifestation) begins again to seek its own true center "within the Heart,"... [cf RI.538]
... The problem of the devas may be somewhat better understood if it is remembered that they in themselves embody the 2 types of energy. For instance, the solar *Pitris*  are the substance of the egoic bodies and groups, and the medium of expression for the Spirit aspect, for Spirit manifests by means of soul. The lunar Pitris, who form the personal lower self, being the aggregate of the lower sheaths, are energized and used by the solar *Lords*. These solar *Angels*  again are in many groups and express within their own ranks a dual energy, both *positive* and *negative*. There is the *positive life* of the egoic lotus... 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...
CF.854All these lotuses in their myriad differentiations have specific effects upon each other on mental levels, and these effects are as yet utterly unrealized by man. Nevertheless, they are the basis of the true psychology, and the grounds of all true activity. The student would do well to ponder upon the effect any advanced Ego would be likely to have upon:
a. Other Egos in his group.
b. The solar Pitris who are the substance of the group.
c. The lunar Pitris, who are linked with the solar Pitris through the permanent atoms.
CF.1112-3e. There is the energy reaching directly to the knowledge petals from the manasic permanent atom. The permanent atoms of the *Spiritual Triad*, as well as the bodies which are built around them, bring in certain groups of deva lives which have not as yet been much considered. They are not the *lunar pitris*, as that term is commonly understood, but have a direct connection with what is called "the cosmic moon" or to that dying solar system which has the same relation to our system as the moon has to the earth chain. This "cosmic moon" transmits its energy to the manasic atomic subplane, via the planet Saturn. It is a triple energy and there is an esoteric connection between this triple energy, and Saturn's rings.
CF.878...The solar *Lords*, in their three major groups, are equally ready for the final sacrifice, which involves the "rupture between the sun and the moon" as it is called. This results in the breaking of the magnetic link between the true man, and the vibratory sensitive substance of which his three world bodies are made. ...
CF.968...The *Ego*, having brought about a condition of receptivity, or of recognition in the physical brain of the man, and having drawn from him the necessary response, the process of [thought form] building is thereupon begun. ...The physical brain is responsive to the positive influence o/t lower nature in the earlier evolutionary stages, or to the reactions o/t substance of the sheaths, the impress o/t lunar Lords. It responds in the later stages t/t positive influence o/t *Ego* or the impress of the solar *Lord*.
...As is apparent, this building process is divided into three parts, which overlap, and assume an appearance of simultaneity. ...When man is learning consciously to create, which he does through the organization of thought, concentration and meditation, he proceeds more slowly, for he has two primary things to do... a. To contact or communicate with the *Ego*, or solar *Angel*. b. To study the process of creation... ...The above is necessarily but another way of defining meditation and its objective.
Later on, when a man is an expert in meditation,... He begins first to organize the material required upon the mental plane....
EA.225VENUS in Detriment: the intelligent mind is lessened because intellect must subordinate itself to spiritual intuition; the *Son of Mind* or solar Angel must now manifest as a *Son of God*; the *solar Angel* gives place to the *Presence*; VENUS wanes and the *SUN* waxes ...
WM.387These [3 aspects of mind] have to be unified in the consciousness of the aspirant. When this has happened, the disciple has built the bridge (the antaskarana) which links:
1. The spiritual triad2. The causal body3. The personality
When this is done the egoic *body* has served its purpose, the solar Angel has done its work, and the form side of existence is no longer needed, as we understand and utilize it, as a medium of experience. The man enters into the consciousness of the Monad, the ONE. The causal body disintegrates; the personality fades out, and illusion is ended. This is the consummation of the Great Work, and another *Son of God* has entered into the Father's home.
CF.525...It [middle of th Round] is also a mystery hid in the relationship between the *four exoteric* Kumaras (SD1.116,493; 2.112,149) and the *esoteric three*, and from the point of view of man separates those who are developing the consciousness of the *Triad* from those who as yet are living the life of the *Quaternary*. It concerns those who respond to the *solar Lords*, distinguishing them from those who recognize as yet only the control of the *lunar Lords*. [not Pitris or Angels] ...
CF.877-8Sacrifice ... it involves what is termed "a solar and lunar act of abnegation"... ...The lunar Lords of the three bodies have been controlled, and their vibration synchronized, so that the great act of sacrifice finds them ready for the final process of renunciation. The solar *Lords*, in their three major groups, are equally ready for the final sacrifice, which involves the "rupture between the sun and the moon" as it is called. This results in the breaking of the magnetic link between the true man, and the vibratory sensitive substance of which his three world bodies are made. The need for incarnation is no longer felt, the chains of karma are broken, and the man is liberated. ...
The final sacrifice involves also the disappearance of the lower triangle, or the severing of the connection between the three permanent atoms in the lower part of the causal body or egoic lotus, and the central unit of energy. ...
Again, the solar *Angels* complete their final sacrifice by a final one, and offer themselves upon the fiery altar. The causal body is completely destroyed. The four lower groups of solar *Pitris* return to the *heart* of the *subjective* sun, or to that inmost center of the system from whence they came, whilst the three higher groups are carried ...straight to the *central spiritual sun*, there to abide until another kalpa calls them forth to sacrifice Themselves, this time as planetary Logoi. The student must bear in mind that in thinking of the *Pitris*, he must ever think in group terms. The *Pitris* who formed the egoic *body* of a human being do not — alone and isolated — form planetary Logoi. The 49 groups of solar fires concerned in the great work are those spoken of, and they become the *49 planetary Logoi* in connection with *seven solar systems*. In them is hid the mystery of the 3 which become the 16 — united or synthesized by the 17th — a correspondence upon cosmic levels of the seven with the eighth sphere. This must remain practically an insoluble mystery to man at present.
The four groups who found their way to the Heart of the system will reappear as the four planetary Logoi who are the twenty-eight and who thus produce the possibility of the ten of perfection in another series of manifesting systems.
CF.536III. THE EGOIC LOTUS 76 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.
76 The Egoic Lotus "...the laws of karma are adjusted, the clue being found in the mastery of the 16 rays of the Ego, for which 16 rays 16 mantras or words are given, the real pronunciation being however reserved for initiates only." — Kali Upanishad.
CF.1164Each of these planetary schemes can be seen as a lotus having seven major petals, of which each chain forms one petal, but having also subsidiary petals of a secondary color according to the nature and karma of the Entity concerned. It is in the enumeration of these solar lotuses that occult students go astray. It is, for instance, correct to say that the planetary scheme corresponding to the microcosmic base of the spine is a *fourfold lotus* and has, therefore, four petals. There are 4 outstanding petals of a peculiar hue, but there are 3 of a secondary color, and 9 of a tertiary nature. [=16]
"The mystery of the 16 rays of the Ego will be revealed when the force of the Sacred Tetraktys is merged with that of the Holy Twelve." — The Old Commentary. ¶ The Primordial is the Ray and the direct emanation of the first Sacred Four [SD1.115-6os]. The Sacred Four are: Father ..Spirit. Existence. Unity., The Son ..Soul. Love-Wisdom. Duality., Mother ...Matter. The trinity, and their united manifestation making the active evolving solar system, the logoic ring-pass-not. This is the Macrocosm.
CF.146The first 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 hierarchies in time and space. He is the animating principle; the will-to-live aspect of the seven Hierarchies. Nevertheless these seven Hierarchies are (as says HPB) the sevenfold ray of wisdom, the dragon in its seven forms.66, 67, 68
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.
697-8...The 5th or spiritual kingdom is *entered* when the units of the 4th kingdom have succeeded in vitalizing the *5th spirilla* in all the atoms of the threefold lower man; when they have unfolded three of the egoic petals and are in process of unfolding the 4th and 5th & when they are becoming conscious o/t pranic force of the Heavenly Man. [Radiant Lotuses, CF.855]
CF.387-8These Entities are divided into three groups of thirty-five each, and in Themselves embody the three major centers of the planetary Logos, those three groups which we know as the "three departments," for it should be emphasized that each department forms a center: [Head - Ruling, Heart - Teaching, Throat - Mahachohan's] c
These Kumaras (or Their present substitutes) can also be divided into the seven groups which correspond to the seven Rays, and are in Themselves the life of the center for which They stand. Fifteen, therefore, of these Entities (again the ten and the five) form a center in the body of the planetary Logos, and the three Kumaras about Whom we are told (Who in Themselves are five-fold, making the fifteen) are the entifying Lives of the particular center which is involved in the coming Initiation of the *HMan*, and to which the human units at this time, and during this greater cycle, belong.
CF.842Primary Lotuses. These are a group of special interest brought in under the influence of the Lord of the 5th Ray, and therefore fundamentally allied to the energy which is the special manifestation in this system and the basis of all achievemnt, that is, manas. ...They are a group a good deal more advanced than the earlier classes but need much to develop the 2nd [knowledge] petal. ...The middle tier also shows no signs of vitality. Owing to conditions in their emanating planet, their development has been one-sided, and hence their entering on a wave of energy into this scheme in order to "round" themselves, out, as it is called. They may be seen in the purely intellectual selfish scientific type. ...the solar *Lords* who embody this type are linked with a group of lunar Lords who respond magnetically to the devas of the mineral kingdom. ...
IHS.136...the *Ego on its own plane*. This Ego is a great *solar angel*, who is the medium of expression for the Monad or pure spirit, just as... personality for the Ego.... From the point of view of man in the three worlds, this Ego, or solar *Lord*, is eternal; he persists throughout the entire cycle of incarnations, just as the personality persists during the tiny physical life cycle. [!?!] Nevertheless, this period of existence is only relatively permanent, and the day dawns when the life which expresses itself through the medium of the Ego , the Thinker , the *Solar Lord* or *Manasadeva* , seeks to loose itself from even this limitation, and to return to the source from which it originally emanated.
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.
EP2.5...as the third aspect is consciously developed, man arrives as a knowledge of matter, of substance and of outer creative activity. Then he passes on to a realization of the underlying qualities which the form is intended to reveal, and identifies himself with the *ego*, the *soul* or *solar angel*. This he comes to know as his true self, the real spiritual man. *Later*, he arrives at the realization of the purpose which is working out through the qualities, as they express themselves through the form.
CF.848-9Within the Hall of Ignorance kama-manas rules. ...All seeking thus the selfish fruits of karma must each despise each other; hence strife & greed, ill-will & hatred, death & retribution, karmic invocation &th thunderbolt of vengeance characterize this Hall.
Within the Hall of Learning intellect rules and seeks to guide. Desire of a higher kind, the fruit of manas and its use, supplants th lower kamic urge. ..."Know that the knower greater is than knowledge; the One who seeks is greater than the sought.
Within the Hall of Wisdom the Spirit rules; the One within the lesser ones assumes supreme control. Death is not known within these halls, for its two great gates are passed. Discord and strife both disappear and only harmony is seen. The knowers see themselves as One; they recognize the field wherein knowledge grows as Brahmic dissonance and differentiation. Knowledge they know as method, an instrument of purpose utilized by all and just a germ of eventual recognition. Within this hall union of each with each, blending of one and all, and unity of action, goal and skill marks every high endeavor."
I. Knowledge Petals. First circle.
a. Organized in the Hall of Ignorance.
b. Guided by the force and energy of the Mahachohan.
c. The 3rd group of solar *Pitris* affected.
II. Love Petals. Second circle.
a. Organized in the Hall of Learning.
b. Guided by the *force* of the Bodhisattva.
c. The 2nd group of solar *Lords* affected.
III. Will or Sacrifice Petals. Third circle.
a. Organized in the Hall of Wisdom.
b. Guided by the force and energy of the Manu.
c. The 1st group of solar *Angels* affected.
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.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 *fourth 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 *fifth 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 *antaskarana* 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.825-9In these three circles of *petals* lies concealed another clue to the mystery of the 777 incarnations. The figures do not convey an exact number of years but are figurative and symbolical; they are intended to convey the thought of three cycles of varying duration, based upon the septenary nature of the manifesting *monad*.
CF.828Third. The 7 incarnations. These [last 7] are those passed upon the *Probationary Path*. ...
a. The permanent atoms have the 4 lower spirillae fully active (2 groups of 2 each) and the *5th* is in process of arousement into equal activity. The triangle is in circulatory action but has not yet achieved its full brightness nor its rotary or 4th dimensional revolution.
b. The *two* circles of petals are "awake," one being wide open and the other on the verge of opening.
CF.829-30At the termination of the 777 incarnations, a man passes through the door of initiation and enters upon a brief synthesizing process, or a final period in which he garners the fruits of experience *in the two first halls*, and transmutes knowledge into wisdom... This period of initiation itself is divided into 7 stages, but only 5 of these concern the evolution of the Ego, just as the five *Kumaras* concern primarily the evolution of Humanity in the system and on this planet. Thus again we have the four exoteric Kumaras, of Whom *two fell*, and the three esoteric, of whom One gathers the life forces of the four exoteric, making with Them the five above mentioned. ...