Becoming One with the Logos: Man becomes one with the Logos through the instrumentality of One About Whom Naught May Be Said. (IHS 19) Commentary: I do not believe that the instrumentality of the great OAWNMBS is needed to make a man one with the Logos. Note that there is no article, the; the Being here referred to is simply One About Whom etc.A Great Word of Power Committed to the Logos by the OAWNMBS: When it is said that the Logos produced the worlds through meditation it means that within His own centre of consciousness there was a period wherein He brooded over and meditated upon the purposes and plans He had in view; wherein He visualised to Himself the entire world process as a perfected whole, seeing the end from the beginning and being aware of the detail of the consummated sphere. Then, when His meditation was concluded, and the whole completed as a picture before His inner vision, He brought into use a certain Word of Power which had been committed to Him by the One About Whom Naught May Be Said, the Logos of the cosmic scheme of which our system is but a part. With cosmic and Logoic initiations we are not concerned, except in so far as the human initiations reflect their stupendous prototypes, but it is of interest to the student to realise that just as at each initiation some Word of Power is committed to the initiate, so similarly to the Logos was committed the great Word of Power which produced our solar system, that Word which is called the [Page 151] “Sacred Word,” or AUM. It must be here remembered that this sound AUM is man’s endeavour to reproduce on an infinitesimally small scale the cosmic triple sound whereby creation was made possible. The Words of Power of all degrees have a triple sequence. (IHS 150-151)
Commentary: Note that is the Logos of the cosmic scheme of which our system is but a part, Who committed the Word of Power to our Logos. The Initiator of our Logos is the Sirian Logos. This particular king of OAWNMBS seems of the constellational variety rather than super-constellational. The term cosmic scheme may be of interest. A constellational Logos (i.e., a cosmic Logos) would be as a scheme to the OAWNMBS level-2a superconstellational Logos.
The Eighth and Ninth Initiations in Relation to the OAWNMBS: Two more initiations can be taken, but little is ever said about them on our earth scheme, for the reason that our scheme is not a “sacred” scheme, and few, if any, of our humanity achieve the eighth and ninth initiations. To do so, they must first pass to another scheme for a lengthy period of service and instruction.
Commentary: Are we here receiving a hint about the destinations of the Buddha and the Christ Who have hot yet passed through the seventh initiation completely?
All that can be hinted at is [Page 162] that at the eighth initiation the duality of the triple AUM is brought out, and at the ninth the one sound of the Absolute stands revealed, and its significance is heard and seen. This brings into the consciousness of the initiate somewhat of the energy and power of the “One About Whom Naught May Be Said” or the Logos of our Solar Logos. The unit of consciousness is then perfect, as the Logos is perfect, and passes on to work paralleling that of the Solar Logos. Such is the great program and the opportunity reaching out before the sons of man, aye, and before every atom everywhere. (IHS 162)Commentary: Who or what is the Logos of our Solar Logos? Is it not far more likely to be the Logos of Sirius, or the Logos of the Seven Solar Systems of Seven Suns, or the Logos of the Sirian System, than it is likely to be the OAWNMBSthe Logos of 49 major suns, and seven constellations.
The Law of Synthesis in Relation to the OAWNMBS: 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.
Commentary: Is our system our one-Sun(ed) solar system or our system of seven suns?
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. (TCF 148)
Our Sun and Logos in Relation to OAWNMBS: In considering the occult meaning of what is here suggested, one point in elucidation may be imparted, leaving the working out of the other two relationships to the student. The Pleiades are to the solar system, the source of electrical energy, and just as our sun is the embodiment of the heart, or love aspect, of the Logos (Who is Himself the heart of ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) so the Pleiades are the feminine opposite of Brahma. Think this out, for much is contained in this statement. (TCF 156)
Commentary: Why does the Tibetan differentiate between the sun and the Logos? Note incidentally the possible hint in the absence of the article, the. We may here be talking of a cosmic Logos (expressing through a seven-fold constellation) as One About Whom Naught May Be Said. There are very probably a number of Ones About Whom Naught May Be Said.
Our Sun with the GB and Pleiades in HOWNMBS: The Cosmos. Our solar system, with the Pleiades and one of the stars of the Great Bear, form a cosmic triangle, or an aggregation of three centres in the Body of HIM OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. The seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear are the correspondences to the seven head centres in the body of that Being, greater than our Logos. Again, two other systems, when allied with the solar system and the Pleiades, make a lower quaternary which are eventually synthesised into the seven head centres in much the same way as in the human being after the fourth initiation. (TCF 182)
Commentary: Here we have, apparently, level-ambiguities. At face value our solar system has one star, just as there is one star of the Great Bear here referenced. The Pleiades, however, are multiple (as many as 500 starsfrom one perspective. Head centers, however, do control lower centers which are apparently much bigger. Thus, we have to be careful here about what is meant by the word system, as in this context, as system could well be a system of seven suns, One could propose of this quaternary, that it consists of seven, not all Pleiades, and that the solar system here discussed is a solar system of seven suns. As for the other two systems, they would also be solar systems of seven main sunsperhaps the constellation of the Centaur and also Dracorespectively and (one, hypothetically) the sacral and based center of the OAWNMBS.
Perhaps the one star in the Great Bear is the controlling star of the seven head centers where our system of seven suns is concerned. This would mean that the entire Great Bear would be involved in this triangle, but that the star in question would have directorial responsibility.
Evolution of the Son in Relation to HOWNMBS: The evolution of the Son, or the cosmic incarnation of the Christ, is of immense importance in the plans of the Being greater than the solar Logos, HE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. The animating principles of allied constellations and systems watch the progress of the evolution of the Son with keenest attention. (TCF 242)
Commentary: In a way, our Solar Logos is the Sonhypothetically of a Logos which expresses through seven suns.. Note the phrase, allied constellations and systems. In this case, constellations and being differentiated from systems.. In this context, allied systems would be the other six solar Logoi, Who, with our solar Logos, form a constellation of seven suns (or even a system with seven suns). Allied constellations would be cosmic Logoi of the kind Who ensoul Orion, the Seven Pleiades, Draco, etc.
The Place of a Solar Logos is the OAWNMBS: (Critical Reference) A solar Logos on His Own plane holds an analogous place to that of a Heavenly Man in a solar system, and from a still higher standpoint to that of a man within the solar system. When the place of the solar planes within the cosmic scheme is duly apprehended it will be recognised that on cosmic levels of a high order the solar Logos is an Intelligence as relatively low in the order of cosmic consciousness as man is in relation to solar consciousness. He is but a cell in the body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. His work parallels on cosmic levels the work of man on the solar planes. He has to undergo on the three lower cosmic planes a process of developing an apprehension of His environment of the same nature as man in the three worlds. This fact should be remembered by all students [Page 296] of this central division of our subject; above all the analogy between the cosmic physical planes and the solar physical planes must be pondered upon. It holds hid the fourfold mystery:
1. The mystery of the Akasha. 2. The secret of the fifth round. 3. The esoteric significance of Saturn, the third planet.4. The occult nature of cosmic kundalini, or the electrical force of the system. (TCF 295-296) (See also 801) Commentary: This reference is dynamite when considering the question of proportion. Cells and atoms have to be measured against the magnitude of centers. If the Being in whom our solar Logos is as a cell is called the One About Whom Naught May Be Said, then what kind of Being is this OAW? Certainly, our little Sun cannot be considered a chakra or center in such a Being. It may be that the OWANMBS here referenced is the galaxy itself, an island universe. Think of the scale of man in relation to a solar Logos: Note the hierarchical levels that have been skipped in relation to the following: A solar Logos on His Own plane holds an analogous place to that of a Heavenly Man in a solar system, and from a still higher standpoint to that of a man within the solar system. In relation to a solar Logos, there are certain entities which can be identified in descending hierarchical order: a. A heavenly Man b. The Lord of a Chain c. The Lord of a Globe d. The Lord of a Kingdom in Nature (such as humanity) e. And only then, perhaps, microscopic man. Is it possible that a number of OAWNMBSs exist in order to fill out this hierarchical proportion? For instancewith great speculativeness: A solar logos would be a a. As a major center to a cosmic Logos (cf. TCF 293) b. As a minor center to a super-constellational Logos (having within it at least 49 major solar Logoi) c. As a minute center to a supreme constellational Logosa Cosmic Parabrahmenfolding within itself many, many solar Logos, but at least 343 major solar Logoi, and at least 49 major constellational Logoi. d. (Between a minute center and a cell, there must lie other organic structures, but I would not know how to name them. These lesser organic structures would have meaning as a solar Logos was compared to septenates of Cosmic Parabrahms, and septenates of such septenates. e. Let us suppose the there are 100,000,000,000 stars in our galaxy. If we proceed by ascending septenates, how many times would we have multiply 7 by itself to reach 100,000,000,000. f. We find that 7(13th)i.e., 7 to the 13th power yields almost 100,000,000,000. The exact number is 96,889, 010, 407 g. This tells that beyond our solar system (of one sun) there are 13 hierarchical removes (with each remove indicating a Logos who works through seven times more immediately lesser Logoi, than the Logoi upon the immediately preceding hierarchical level), until we reach a being which includes about 100,000,000,000 stars. h. Thus, a solar Logos could be considered as a cell to a galactic Logos, but, when proceeding exponentially, it takes thirteen steps to reach an order of magnitude where a galactic Logos can be found. i. There may not really be this number of steps, between a solar logos and a galactic logos because (perhaps) not all solar Logoi are included among the major seven of a particular constellational system, nor all constellational Logoi among the major seven constellations of a super-constellational system, etc., etc., just as not all planets (in our 115 plus-planet solar system) are among the major seven. Think of all the minor planets and planetoids in our solar system, and how only seven are considered the sacred planetary schemes. j. One more point: we are doing some research on the number of cells in a human body, and the number of atoms in a cell. These figures will prove to be relevant when we look for correspondences to that type of Being in which the solar Logos is as an atom.
The OAWNMBS, our Solar Logos and His Group, and the Cosmic Mental Plane: This fifth principle embodies the basic vibration of the fifth plane, either cosmically or systemically considered. A certain sound of the logoic Word, when it [Page 310] 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 fifth cosmic plane. Certain great Entities became active, including such relatively unimportant Beings as our solar Logos and His group. (TCF 309-310)
Commentary: Here it is a legitimate question to ask which group? We have established that the solar Logos is a member of a cosmic group (TCF 292). When the OAWNMBS activated the cosmic mental plane, did He activate the solar Logos, and other solar Logoi in the solar Logos cosmic group, or did the OAWNMBS simply activate our solar Logos and His own intimate group of planetary Logoi? Or both?
Systemic and Earthly Results of an Impulsion from the OAWNMBS: The originating source of the manasic principle in a planetary scheme is that lesser cosmic Entity Whom we call a planetary Logos. He works through His seven chains as does the Logos through His seven planetary centres. It is interesting here to note that when the solar Logos is being manasically impelled to work out some purpose of His greater Source (THE ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) He may cause a vivification in one or other of His centres according to the purpose in view. This occurred in the forming of the triangle of which Earth and Venus are two points, and (affecting [Page 394] the Heavenly Men of these two schemes ) stimulated Them to take initiation, and led the planetary Logos of our scheme to form a lesser triangle within His sphere of activity, which triangle eventuated in His taking a lesser initiation, and in the manasic impregnation of animal man. Thus were swept into objective activity that group of monads who go to the composition of a particular centre. (TCF 393-394)
Commentary: The OAWNMBS may be the impulsive Source behind the solar Logos just as this OAWNMBS may be impulse Source behind the Logos of the cosmic group of which our solar Logos is one seventh.
Position with the OAWNMBS; Various Ensouling Lives: Position or the place of the system within its greater whole, and the corporate nature of all manifestation. This involves the concept of:
A cosmic system, involving lesser systems and holding them together by the power of a unified life.44 A solar system, a portion of that greater system of manifestation, [Page 409] equally involving lesser forms of objectivity, and holding them likewise unified by the power of its own life.
A planetary scheme, or subdivision of that solar system. This likewise persists as a unit by itself, yet has no existence apart from other units.
Groups or unified bodies within the scheme. These are again individualised, yet at the same time are a part of the greater whole.
Congeries or aggregations of cells, the subdivisions of groups. These must be similarly interpreted.
The cells, or the individualised units, within the groups. Each of these is a conscious entity, yet each has no existence apart from its groups.
Each of these divisions is characterised by:
An ensouling life, whichas far as we are concerned, emanates from the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, Who ensouls the seven solar systems, down through the Lord of a solar system, through the cosmic Entities we call the Heavenly Men, and the solar Entities ensouling groups and through that peculiar central manifestation we call a human being to the little cell within the body of that human being, and the atom which is the basic material whereof all forms in all the kingdoms of nature are made. (TCF 408-409)
Commentary: Note that the ensouling life emanates from the OAWNMBS, but is the life of a cosmic system, and is thus, not the OAWNMBS (a super-constellational Logos).
Vast Beings (Equal in Rank to the OAWNMBS) In and Out of Incarnation: As regards cosmic position, relation and limitation, little can be said, as e’en to the Heavenly Men Themselves the matter is obscure. That this is necessarily so must be apparent when Their place in the scheme of things is realised and Their relative unimportance is considered. Therefore, we can do no more than accept the fact of the inconceivable magnitude of that EXISTENCE which is manifesting through seven solar systems, and the extension of this concept of Being to [Page 412] embrace the entire vault of the Heavens. It is interesting to bear in mind in this connection that all that is seen, being objective forms or Beings in manifestation through certain spheres of light, may not be all that IS, but that there may lie back of everything visible a vast realm or realms of Existences. The very brain of man reels in contemplation of such a concept. Yet just as there are tens of millions of human beings out of objective manifestation, or discarnate, on the subtler planes of the solar system, so there may be cosmic entities, in rank equal to the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, Who are in a similar sense discarnate, and found in realms subtler than that of the manifestation of light. (TCF 410-411)
Vibrations to Which the Logoic Thoughtform Must Respond: 6. Certain very remote vibrations, as yet no more appreciable in the logoic Body than is monadic influence in that of average man, from the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, that cosmic [Page 554] Existence Who is expressing Himself through seven centres of force, of which our solar system is one. (TCF 553-554) (Note analogy to the Monad and not to the Soul)
(Critical Reference): An Critical Analogy about the Relation of the OAWNMBS to the Solar Logos: In connection with the karma of the solar Logos, the subject is even more abstract and incomprehensible. It lies hiddennot in the seven constellationsbut in the three constellations which concern the three bodies of His Personality and which in themselves are but manifestations of a central LIFE past our concept and our recognition. It concerns the manifestation in time and space of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, and Whose relationship to the solar Logos finds a faint analogy in that of the planetary Logos to man, the human unit. It profits not to extend the thought any further. (TCF 801)(See also 295-296)
Commentary: This analogy shows that what I call a level-2 OAWNMBS cannot have a solar Logos as a major chakrathe difference is too great. A major center in a planetary Logos is a chain, or, at the very least, a globe, but not a human unit (which is even smaller than a kingdom of nature (considered as a chakra) or a major Ashram (considered as a chakra) or a minor Ashram (considered as a chakra). As a matter of fact, the distance between a planetary Logos and a human unit is so great, that (extending this analogy to the higher level) one wonders how great the OAWNMBS here mentioned has to be. Has it to be even greater than a super-constellational Logos? In other words, are we again faced with the thought that the term OWNMBS is a generic term, and that it can be extended upwards a long way, including even such entities as a galactic Logos.
On the basis of this analogy, I would not feel uncomfortable wondering whether the Cosmic Parabrahm (TCF 344) is the LIFE here mentioned.
Our Solar System as a Center (Which?) in the OAWNMBS: One further hint may be given, which will serve to throw a beam of light upon the problem for those who are ready, and will add to the confusion of the non-intuitive:From the standpoint of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, to Whom our solar system is but a centre (which centre being one of the three truths revealed at the seventh Initiation)
Commentary: We are already told that the solar System is the heart center in the OAWNMBS. Now we are told that is it not revealed until the seventh Initiation, which center in the OAWNMBS our solar Logos represents. The apparent contradiction can be solved if we think that our solar Logos is a heart center in a cosmic Logos, but we do not know which minor center (for instance) our solar Logos represents in that Entity (the OAWNMBS) who is to our solar Logos as a planetary Logos is to a man.
a. System I……was characterised by the organisation of a centre, and the mysterious life we have been speaking about was produced by the “lowest vibration of the centre.”
b. System II…..is characterised by the activity in three dimensions of this centre, and the evolution of three types of consciousness, deva, human and subhuman, in all their many grades and hierarchies. It is the period of the balancing of the forces in the centre.
c. System III….will be characterised by the fourth dimensional activity of the centre, and the twelve types of evolution will become four types of force.
This is next to impossible for man to understand and will seem inexplicable, but this hint is imparted in order that man may realise the interdependence of the various systems, and the place they hold in a greater scheme; the intent is not to give the student uncorrelated facts of no apparent use to him. Without the premise of our position within a vaster scheme, man’s deductions will remain inaccurate. (TCF 847-848)
One of Fourteen Impulses to which the Monad of Man is Responsive: 12. Finally, the energy of the greater life (in which our solar system but forms a part) has to be reckoned with, and the impulses emanating from the cosmic Logos, the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID reach the monadic lives and produce stimulation or retardation according to the nature of the cosmic ideation. These are necessarily entirely outside the ken of average man and are only touched upon as no tabulation would be complete without them. (TCF 1052)
Commentary: Here a cosmic Logos is called the OAWNMBS. Elsewhere, we have been taught the scale of a cosmic Logos, so the OAWNMBS here referenced must be equivalent to such a Logos (cf. TCF 293)
A Vast Analogy Inducing Perspective: As the system, or the body of the Logos, is carried forward through the energy in all its parts, so is each infinitesimal part speeded on to its similar individual glorification. The many which form the All, and the units which constitute the One, cannot be differentiated as the consummation is achieved. They are merged, and lost in the general “beatific light,” as it is sometimes called. We can then extend the concept somewhat further, and realise the cosmic interplay which is likewise being carried forward. We can picture the cosmic stimulation and intensification which proceeds as constellations form the units in the Whole instead of planets or human atoms. Whole suns with their allied systems in their immensity play the part of atoms. Thus some idea may be gained of the unified purpose underlying the turning of the great Wheel of the cosmic Heaven, and the working through of the life purposes of those stupendous Existences Who [Page 1118] hold a position in the cosmic Hierarchy similar to that of the “ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. (TCF 1117-1118)
Commentary: One can only imagine what manner of Being must contain a sun as an atom. It would certainly not be a galactic Logos. Such a Logos would be far too small.
If constellations are the units instead of planets and human atoms, then the Entity in question could not be a cosmic Logos, but, of course, the OAWNMBS as usually referenced.
The Destiny of the Black Lodge Hidden in the Plans of the OAWNMBS: In making this statement, it is necessary to bear in mind that the dense physical sheath is never considered a principle. It is ever deemed occultly evil. The matter might be more simply expressed by stating that the black adept is frankly concerned with what is termed “the residue of that which earlier was.” He responds to the vibration of the solar system of an earlier greater cycle in which the knowledge, or the manasic principle, was the goal of achievement. He does not respond to the impulse of this solar system, but this lack of response is hid in the karma of the earlier manifestation. As we know, the Sons of Mind or the incarnating jivas are the returning nirvanis of a previous logoic incarnation. (This is actually a mysterious statement. It does not seem to refer to the Solar Angels, but to human unitssuch as, for instance, the failures of the first solar system. They have achieved mind, and need love. Some few, through a mysterious cycle of events inexplainable to man in this solar system, repudiated opportunity and linked themselves with that great deva existence which is the impulse [Page 1126] of the dense physical, and they cannot loose themselves. Their destination, as well as his, is hidden in the plans of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, and in this solar system there is no hope for them. Fortunately, they are little likely to make themselves known to average man; it is the Adepts of the Good Law Who meet them the most often. (TCF 1125-1126)
The Obscuration of the Three Synthesizing Planets in Relation to the OAWNMBS: The Saturn scheme is esoterically regarded as having absorbed the “frictional fires of systemic space”; Neptune is looked upon as the repository of the “solar flames,” and Uranus as the home of “fire electric.” When, through extra-systemic activity based upon three causes:
1. Logoic alignment, 2. The taking of a logoic Initiation, 3. The action of the “ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID,”
these three schemes are simultaneously stimulated and the fires pass from one to another in a triangular manner, they then too pass into obscuration. Naught is left save the blazing etheric suns and thesethrough very intensity of burningdissipate with great rapidity. (TCF 1154)
Mysteries Hidden within the OAWNMBS: A solar Logos uses for His energy centres the planetary schemes, each of which embodies a peculiar type of energy, and each of which, therefore, vibrates to the key of the logoic solar Angel, of which the human solar Angel is a dim reflection. It is interesting here to note that as the human solar Angel is a unity, manifesting through three tiers of petals, the logoic correspondence is even more interesting, for that great cosmic Entity demonstrates on the cosmic mental plane as a triple flame working through seven tiers of petals, and it is the energy from these seven circles of energy which pulsates through the medium of any scheme. All this is hidden in the mystery of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, and it is not possible for men to solve it,the truth being obscure to even the highest Dhyan Chohan of our system.
The energy centres of the solar Logos are themselves [Page 1162] in the form of vast lotuses24 or wheels, at the centre 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. (TCF 1161-1162)
The Twelve Creative Hierarchies and the One Above Our LogosHOWNMBS: The symbols of the seven Creative Hierarchies now in manifestation are all enclosed in a circle denoting limitation and the circumscribing of the Life. All these hierarchies are Sons of Desire, and are paramountly an expression of the desire for manifested life of the solar Logos. They receive their primary impulse from the cosmic astral plane. They are also the expression of a vibration emanating from the second row of petals in the logoic Lotus on the cosmic mental plane.
They are, therefore, one and all an expression of His love nature, and it is for this reason that buddhi is found at the heart of the tiniest atom, or what we call in this [Page 1226] system, electric fire. For the positive central life of every form is but an expression of cosmic buddhi, and the downpouring of a love which has its source in the Heart of the Solar Logos; this is itself an emanating principle from the ONE ABOVE OUR LOGOS, HE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. (TCF 1225-1226)
The Seven Cosmic Paths Ending in the Centres of the OAWNMBS: These seven Paths, when trodden, prepare a man to pass certain cosmic initiations, including those upon the Sun Sirius. One hint may here be given. Each of these Paths eventually leads to one or other of the six constellations which (with ours) form the seven centres in the body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. Those adepts therefore who stay for a prescribed length of time upon our planet are a correspondence to those greater initiates who remain for many kalpas within the solar system, taking certain mysterious initiations concerned entirely with solar evolution. Their work is concerned with the system as a centre in the body of that Existence Who vitalises the Logos of our own system. (TCF 1242)
Commentary: Note that each of the Paths leads to one or other of the six constellations which, with ours form the seven centres in the body of the OAWNMBS. BUT, is DK referring to our solar system or to our constellationthe constellation which to which our solar Logos belongs (and this it is ours)? Antares is not, by itself a constellation; Sirius is not (unless with credit Sirius B as important and not a Cosmic Moon) a constellation; our solar system, too, by itself, is not a constellationat least, no more a constellation than other solar systems. Who or what is the Existence Who vitalises the Logos of our own system? One could say that it is the OAWNMBS (level-2), but it could also be the constellational Logos in Whom our solar system is a chakra. It is my contention, that each logos is vitalized by the next superior logos. In the case of a solar logos, that vitalization would emanate from a constellational logos; in the case of a constellational logos, that vitalization would emanate from a super-constellational logos.
Path VII Into the Heart of the OAWNMBS: Those who tread this second Path work with magnetic or attractive energy because they have identified themselves with it. Eventually they will all pass on to Path VII, which is the Path of Absolute Sonship. All that can be said here in regard to their efforts is the statement that this Path carries them (through the medium of the logoic head centre) into the Heart of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. They are swept out of systemic evolution altogether upon a great tide of attractive energy which emanates from one of the major centres of that great Existence Who is the source of the life of the solar Logos. This centre is of course one of [Page 1250] the seven constellations. As it is the most potent constellation as far as our system is concerned owing to the fact that this system predominantly expresses love or attractive energy and our Logos is as yet polarised in His cosmic astral body, it is not permitted to hint at the name of the constellation. The reason is that if the name were known and if enough people could do the work of occult meditation and visualisation, accompanying the work with a vivid imagination, it might be possible to attract into our system such a downpour of attractive energy from the constellation involved as to unduly speed up the processes of evolution upon our planet, and thus upset the systemic economy most dangerously. People do not yet realise the potency of meditation and especially of group meditation. (TCF 1249-1250)
Commentary: Discussions re Orion, Sirius and our Sun (Sol) are here in order. The medium of the logoic head center, may well involved the planets Uranus, Neptune and Vulcanin different ways. Perhaps the Schools on these planets would, therefore, have something to do with the second Path (but not necessarily, exclusively).
Those of Path III Concerned with the Solar Plexus Center of the OAWNMBS: The adept who chooses this path preserves in a peculiar way the faculty of sense-perception plus identification with the spiritual aspect. They are constantly spoken of in the occult archives as the “Lords Whose mayavirupa continuously recurs.” As they work with the psyche or the soul of manifestation and are primarily concerned with the subjective side of life they are connected with that centre in the Body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID which is the source of conscious sensation. Therefore, they are vitalised from the solar plexus of that great Existence Whose all-embracing vitality holds our Logos, along with other solar Logoi, within the sphere of His consciousness. As is well known, the solar plexus is the centre which synthesises the reactions and the essential virtues of the lower three centres. This point must be borne in mind when studying this cosmic path. (TCF 1253)
Commentary: Again, the role of Orion (since Betelgeuse is involved with this Path, and since Betelgeuse is a blind for some constellation) must be considered as possibly involved with Path III.
OAWNMBS as the Life of the Seven Solar Systems: Life is not what anyone has hitherto surmised. Energy (in contradistinction to force, and using the word to express the emanating centre which differentiates into forces) is not what idle speculation has portrayed it to be. Life is the synthesis of all activityan activity which is a blend of many energies, for life is the sum total of the energies of the seven solar systems, of which our solar system is but one. These, in their totality, are the expression of the activity of that Being Who is designated in our hierarchical archives as the “One About Whom Naught May Be Said.” This seven-fold cosmic energy, the fused and blended energies of seven solar systems, including ours, sweeps automatically through each of the seven, carrying the qualities of
1. Impulse towards activity.
2. Active impulse towards organisation.
3. Active organised impulse towards a definite purpose.
I have worded these impulses as above in order to show the emergent tendency through their mutual interplay. This triple energetic impulse, borne on the impetus of the seven great [Page 151] breaths or rays, started the world process of Becoming, and manifested as the urge towards evolution,towards an evolution which is active, organised, and which works undeviatingly and unerringly towards a specific goal. This goal is known in its fullest measure only to that incomprehensible Existence Who works through seven solar systems (in their turn the expression of seven great Lives) just as our solar Deity works through the seven planetary Logoi. (EP I 150-151)
Continued Discussion of a OAWNMBS as a Life of Seven Solar Systems: Note therefore the fact that each of the seven rays or creative Builders embodies the energy, will, love and purpose of the Lord of the solar system, as that Lord in His turn embodies an aspect of the energy, will, love and purpose of the “One About Whom Naught May Be Said.” Therefore the first proposition to be grasped by the student of the rays is as follows:
I. Every ray Life is an expression of a solar Life, and every Planet is consequently…
1. Linked with every other planetary life in the solar system.
2. Animated by energy emanating from one or other of the seven solar systems.
3. Actuated by a triple stream of life forces coming from:
a. Solar systems outside our own.
b. Our own solar system.
c. Its own planetary Being.
It is impossible for the average thinker to grasp the significance of this statement, but he can understand somewhat the statement that every planet is a focal point through which forces and energies circulate and flow ceaselessly, and that these energies emanate from the outer cosmos or universe itself, from the solar system of which his own planet is a part, and of which our sun is the centre, and from that Being Who constitutes our own particular planetary Lord or Life.
I should like at this point to make clear the distinction between a constellation and a solar system, according to the esoteric teaching, even though the modern scientist may not agree.
A solar system consists of a sun as the central focal point, with its series of attendant planets, which are held in magnetic rapport in their orbits around that sun.
A constellation consists of two or more solar systems or series of suns with their attendant planets. These systems are held together as a coherent whole by the powerful interrelation of the suns, whose magnetic rapport is so balanced that occultly “they tread the Path together within the radius of each other’s power;” they preserve their relative distances, and vitalise their planets, but at the same time they preserve an equality of balance and of influence. In a few rare cases this balance is disturbed, and there is a waxing or a waning of influence and of magnetic power. (EP I 151-153)
Commentary: The section above has been adequately discussed in the compilation on the Seven Solar Systems.
The Animating Sources of the Seven Rays: 1. Expressions of energies emanating from the seven solar systems, which are, in their turn, animated by the Life of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said. (EP I 153)
Commentary: If the seven solar systems are seven solar systems of one sun each, then they are animated by a OAWNMBS Who is a cosmic Logos. If the seven solar systems are actually constellations, and thus systems of seven major suns each, then they are animated by a OAWNMBS Who is a super-cosmic Logos. We must always be careful not to jump levels, thus preserving consistency in hierarchical ascent and descent.
Seven, Twelve and Three Energies Wielded by Great Beings, Including the OAWNMBS: It is not possible for us to study these forces and qualities in detail, especially in connection with an individual human being, for the scale is so minute, relatively, and the detail to be considered is so intricate. But the nature of the qualities [Page 155] and energies can be somewhat grasped as we study the seven ray Lives with their seven psychological types, and the twelve creative Hierarchies, as outlined for us in The Secret Doctrine. The 7+12=19, and if you add to these 19 expressions of the Life the 3 major aspects of Deity, which we call the life of God the Father, the love of God the Son, and the active intelligence of God the Holy Ghost, you arrive at the mystic number 22 which is called (in esotericism) the number of the adept. This simply means that the adept is one who comprehends the nature of the 19 forces as they express themselves through the medium of the triple divine manifestation, as it in its turn relates itself to human consciousness. It does not mean that the adept has mastered and can wield these 19 types of energy. They are consciously wielded only by the three synthetic Builders or Creators, Who are:
1. The Life which expresses Itself through seven solar systems. The One About Whom Naught May Be Said.
Commentary: If an hierarchical level is not to be skipped (which I think it should not be) then this OAWNMB must be a cosmic-Logos, and not a super-cosmic Logos.
2. The Life which expresses Itself through seven planets. The Solar Deity……God.
3. The Life which expresses Itself through seven planetary centres, or continents.
The Planetary Logos……The Ancient of Days. (EP I 154-155)
Sources of the Seven Rays Within the OAWNMBS: Watch Occult Blinds: The energies which astrologically affect a human being are those which play upon him as a result of the apparent progress of the sun through the heavens, either once every twenty-five thousand years or once every twelve months. (These are the only complete revolutions). Those that constitute the ray forces do not come from the twelve constellations of the zodiac, but emanate primarily from a world of being and of consciousness which lies behind our solar system, and which themselves come from the seven constellations which form the body of manifestation of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said. Our solar system is one of these seven constellations. This is the world of Deity Itself, and of it a man can know nothing until he has passed through the major initiations. When we come later to study the zodiac and its relation to the rays we shall work this out more [Page 333] carefully and so make the idea clearer. It is with the ray influences that we are dealing here, and not with the zodiacal. (EP I 332-333)
Commentary: In this one sentence, Our solar system is one of these seven constellations, we have our greatest challenge among the blinds presented by the Tibetan (with respect to the question of hierarchical consistency. Either our solar system is really a constellation related to six other constellational centers in the OAWNMBS; or, our solar system is simply a solar system with one sun, and is thus a center in a lower level OAWNMBSa cosmic Logos.
The Place of Our Solar System within the OAWNMBS: It will be apparent, therefore, why it is the energy of the fourth ray which is related to this Law of Sacrifice, and who in this fourth planetary scheme and in our fourth globe, (the earth globe) so much emphasis is laid upon this Law of Sacrifice, “the Law of those who choose to die.” The fourth ray [Page 92] of conflict (conflict with a view to eventual harmony) is at present not one of the manifesting rays, yetin the light of the larger cyclethis ray is a major controlling factor in our earth evolution and in the evolution of our solar system, which is one of the fourth order. The realisation of this may indicate why our little planet, the Earth, is of such apparent importance in the solar system. It is not simply because we choose to think so and thus feed our own arrogance, but it is so primarily because the fourth ray of conflict and this first law arein time and spacedominating factors in the fourth kingdom in nature, the human kingdom. Our planet, the fourth in the series of divine expression with which we are associated, has a peculiar relation to the position of our solar system in the series of solar systems which constitute the body of expression for The One About Whom Naught May Be Said. (EP II 91-92)
Commentary: If our solar system is a heart center in a OWNMBS, it must be remembered that the heart is the fourth center, counting from either direction.
Could the cosmic Logos (of which our solar Logos is a part) also be a cosmic-system (or constellation) of the fourth order? There is an ongoing question of whether to relate the SSSOWOIO to the solar plexus and Orion to the heart, or Orion to the solar plexus and the SSSOWOIO to the heart.
Of course, the SSSOWOIO is of much weaker luminosity and magnitude than Orion, and might ask, should not the heart be more luminous than the solar plexus. The stars in Orion are far, far more brilliant than the stars in the local constellational group of our sun. But then, in the long development of a human being, perhaps there is a time when the solar plexus is more luminous than the heart, and a later time when the heart is more luminous than the solar plexus. All this must be considered.
However we cannot escape the obvious solar plexus, conflict-ridden associations which pertain to the SSSOWOIO on p.. 467 of Esoteric Astrology.
It is for us to judge whether the following paragraph pertaining to the SSSOWOIO should be more associated with the type of energy characteristic of the solar plexus or the heart:
Their peculiar nature, objective in evolution and basic purpose is only revealed to initiates above the fifth initiation. They are concerned with the problem of desire (which is to humanity a problem but not in its higher octaves) and with its transmutation into spiritual will and divine purpose. They are the originators of conflict, are closely connected with the fourth Ray of Harmony through Conflict and are, therefore, in a peculiar relation to the fourth Creative Hierarchy, the human, and to our Earth in this fourth round. (EA 467)
Much problem in deciding on the placement between Orion and the SSSOWIO relates to the close connection between love and desire. In one way, desire is a lower octave of love, and in many ways they are indistinguishable, both relating closely to the Law of Attraction.
One of Four Objectives Which Workers with the Plan Have Set Themselves:
4. To set up a magnetic centre in the universe, in which the human kingdom and the kingdom of souls will, united or at-oned, be the point of most intense power, and which will serve the developed Lives within the radius of the radiance of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said. (EP II 217)
The Seven Rishis and the Seven Sisters in Relation the OAWNMBS: 2. The seven Rishis of the Great Bear Who are:
a. Expressions of the life of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said.
b. The positive focal points for the seven major cosmic energies.
c. Rulers of the seven Creative Hierarchies.
d. Related as positive poles to
3. The seven Sisters or the seven Pleiades who:
a. Are expressions of the dualism of manifestation in their relation to the seven Rishis.
b. Provide the negative pole to the positive aspect of the seven Rishis.
c. Fuse with the positive energies of the Great Bear and, unitedly, work through seven of the zodiacal signs. (EA 270)
Commentary: It would be most interesting to know through which seven signs the Pleiades and the Great Bear work. We are reminded that three energies come from the Pleiades (by themselves) and two from Sirius. Assigning these energies to zodiacal constellations would be an important exercise. Already we know that Aries and Libra are related to the Bear. In the same reference (EA 50) we are told that the Gemini and Sagittarius transmit the energy of the Pleiades. But then, Gemini is closely related to Sirius, also, and Leo, though related closely to the Great Bear (and Little Bear) is also related to Sirius in a Triangle (SiriusLeoJupiter), and Libra, though transmitting the Great Bear, is closely associated with the Pleiades.
No one constellation has only one set of associations.
The Energy of the Cardinal Cross in Relation to the OAWNMBS: d. The energies of the Cardinal Cross blend with the energies to which we can give no greater name than cosmic energy even though that word is meaningless. They carry the quality of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said and are “tinctured with the Light of the seven solar systems” of which our solar system is one. (EA 556)
Commentary: Two levels may here be involved. It seems as if the energies of the Cardinal Cross both carry the quality of the OAWNMBS and are tinctured with the Light of the seven solar systemsboth.
The OAWNMBSthe Ineffable Cause of the Seven Solar Systems: 1. The seven stars of the Great Bear or Ursa Major are involved in an intricate relation with Ursa Minor and the Pleiades. With this we shall not deal. This major [Page 608] triplicity of constellations has a peculiar relation to that Great Being to Whom I have at times referred as the One About Whom Naught Can Be Said. All that can be hinted at is that these three galaxies of stars are the three aspects of that Indescribable, Absolute Monad, the Ineffable Cause of the seven solar systemsof which ours is one. (EA 607-608)
Here we are definitely speaking of the OAWNMBSlevel-2. We are on the constellational level, and the seven solar systems are, it would seem, systems of stars which are, in fact, constellations. But this great OAWNMBS may also be the cause of our seven one-Sun(ed) solar systems, even though there is a level separating it from the seven solar systems.
The Zodiac as the Central Head Center in the OAWNMBS: This, on a tiny scale, is true of the centres in the etheric body of the disciple; they too evidence the same dual activity, once the Path of Discipleship is trodden and the Path of Initiation is entered. The zodiacal wheel is itself essentially a cosmic centre; it is a twelve-petalled lotus, but it is a twelve-petalled lotus within the thousand-petalled lotus of an unknown cosmic Entity, the One referred to in my earlier books as the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. (R&I 339)
Commentary: This is the great, level-2 Being, who has cosmic Logoi as His chakras.
The Relation of Sanat Kumara to the OAWNMBS: This theme necessarily has great interest for all aspirants and would-be disciples, but I am not at first going to deal with the subject from the angle of humanity and its effort to establish contact with the Ashram. I desire first of all to speak of the Ashram as a whole, constituted of many Ashrams and creating an “invoking area” of relationship for the supreme Head of the Ashram, Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World. I seek to enter into no discussion of this leading Life of our entire planet. HE is to a still greater Being, the One referred to elsewhere as “the One About Whom Naught May Be Said,” what the vehicle of a Master in physical incarnation is to Him, and on a less accurate basis, what your personality is to you; it is an expression of the soul or of the Monad when a disciple has attained initiate-consciousness. [Page 367] All the qualities, the love and the purpose of a supreme Entity, referred to in The New Testament as the “Unknown God,” are focussed in Sanat Kumara. (R&I 366-367)
Commentary: One pauses to reflect here, whether the OAWNMBS here referenced is not, in fact, the planetary Logos?!
The Incomprehensible Grandeur of the OAWNMBS: We note that the form absorbs and uses the substance wherein it is immersed. Our solar system is one of many, and not the greatest. It constitutes a fragment of a greater whole. This greater whole, formed of seven parts (or seven solar systems), is itself immersed in the waters of space, is born of desire and, therefore, a child of necessity. It draws its life from its surroundings. Streaming into our solar system from all sides are force currents, emanating from what A Treatise on Cosmic Fire calls the “One About Whom Naught May Be Said“. These currents embody His will and desire, express His love or attractive capacity, and manifest as that great thought-form we call our system.
Why the OAWNMBS is Thus Named: In parentheses, it is well to note that this Existence is termed “the One About Whom Naught May Be Said“, not because of secrecy or mystery, but because all formulation of ideas about His life and purpose are impossible until one has completed the term of evolution in our solar system. Note, I say, our solar system, not just our planetary existence. Speculation about the Existence who, through His life, informs seven solar systems is wasted energy. On our planet, only such great lives as the Buddha, the Kumaras and the planetary Logos, are beginning to sense the dynamic impulse of the greater Whole, and even they are only sensitive to it but are, as yet, utterly unable to conceive of its trend, for it lies beyond mind and love and will. It brings into play factors [Page 275] for which we have no terms and tendencies which are as yet not even remotely visioned on our planet. (TWM 274-275)
Compilation on: One Greater than our LogosOne Above our Logos
(In Relation to Different Levels of OWWNMBS)
1. Many Centers of Force in a Being Vastly Greater than our logos: At the seventh Initiation his vision penetrates beyond the solar ring-pass-not, and he sees that which he has long realised as a basic theoretical fact, that our solar Logos is involved in the plans and purposes of a still greater Existence, and that the solar system is but one of many centres of force through which a cosmic Entity vastly greater than [Page 124] our own solar Logos is expressing Himself. In these visions one great purpose underlies them all,the revelation of essential unity and the unveiling of those inner relationships, which, when known, will tend ever more fully to swing the initiate into the line of self-abnegating service, and which will make of him one who works towards synthesis, towards harmony, and towards a basic unity. (IHS 123-124)
2. A Triangle in the Body of HIM OF WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID The Cosmos. Our solar system, with the Pleiades and one of the stars of the Great Bear, form a cosmic triangle, or an aggregation of three centres in the Body of HIM OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. The seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear are the correspondences to the seven head centres in the body of that Being, greater than our logos. Again, two other systems, when allied with the solar system and the Pleiades, make a lower quaternary which are eventually synthesised into the seven head centres in much the same way as in the human being after the fourth initiation.[Page 183] 1. The base of the spine. 2. The solar plexus. 3. The heart. 4. The throat. The sevenfold head centre in its turn finds ultimate expression in the gorgeous twofold centre above the top of the head and surrounding it. Equally so, beyond the above named constellations is still another cosmic centre. The name of this centre is one of the secrets of the final initiation, the seventh. These are the only correspondences that may as yet be imparted. What lies beyond the solar ring-pass-not may be of intellectual interest,78 but, for the purposes of microcosmic evolution it is a matter of no vast import. (TCF 182-183)
3. The Evolution of the Son in HE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID: The evolution of the Son, or the cosmic incarnation of the Christ, is of immense importance in the plans of the Being greater than the solar Logos, HE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. The animating principles of allied constellations and systems watch the progress of the evolution of the Son with keenest attention. (TCF 242)
4. This is hid in a threefold mystery: 1. The mystery of electricity. 2. The mystery of the seven constellations. 3. The mystery of the ONE ABOVE THE LOGOS. (TCF 269)
5. WILL in Relation to an Entity Inconceivably Greater than our logos: Each of us sways them to our will; we act, and by acting, force co-operation as we see fit. The Logos does the same on a larger scale. In this thought lies light on the question of karma, of free-will and of responsibility. Manas is, really WILL working itself out on the physical plane, and the truth of this will be seen when it is realised that all our planes form the cosmic physical plane, whereon an Entity, inconceivably greater than our logos, is working out a set purpose through the Logos, through us, through all Spirit-substance that is included within His sphere of radiatory activity. (TCF 353)
6. The Constellation of the Dragon in Relation to the One greater than our logos: The relation of the fifth Hierarchy to a certain constellation has also a bearing upon this mystery. This is hidden in the karma of the solar Logos, and concerns His relationship to another solar Logos, and the interplay of force between them in a greater mahakalpa. This is the true “secret of the Dragon,” and it was the dragon-influence or the “serpent energy” which caused the influx of manasic or mind energy into the solar system. Entangled closely with the karma of these two cosmic [Page 1204] Entities, was that of the lesser cosmic Entity Who is the Life of our planet, the planetary Logos. It was this triple karma which brought in the “serpent religion” and the “Serpents or Dragons of Wisdom” in Lemurian days. It had to do with solar and planetary Kundalini, or serpent fire. A hint lies in the fact that the constellation of the Dragon has the same relation to the One greater than our logos as the centre at the base of the spine has to a human being. It concerns stimulation, and vitalisation with a consequent co-ordination of the manifesting fires. (TCF 1203-1204)
7. That Which Lies Behind the Identity we call Logos: In this divine expression of ray energy is to be found the key or clue to what is commonly called evolution. The emphasis, is necessarily from the angle of the form nature and upon the phenomenal side. Today, however, the evolutionary process can be considered from the two aspects of the evolution of form and the evolution of consciousness; science and psychology contribute to this a gradually developing whole or picture. But that which I deal with here is the evolution of That which is both consciousness and form but which is more than either, i.e. the One Who wills to manifest and to know or to become aware. It is this which lies behind and which is greater than the Identity in time and space to which we give the name Logos. I seek to deal, therefore, with the Creative Will which is dynamically manifesting, consciously establishing contact and persistently focussed in the form whilst time and space endure. (EA 628)
8. Sirius is Greater than our logos: This great Sun which is to our solar Logos what the Monad is to the spiritual man, has a peculiar part to play where our Earth is concerned. It might be considered by those with a sound sense of occult proportion that our tiny planet with its planetary Logos (one of the “imperfect Gods” of The Secret Doctrine) would be too small to enter in the slightest way into the consciousness of that Supreme Illumined Entity Who is greater even than our Solar Logos. [Page 414] Such, however, is the case. (R&I 413-414)
9. The Unknown GodGreater than our Planetary Logos: After the fifth initiation, the initiate has slowly been sensing the nature of this greater Life, the Life of “The Unknown God,” as it has been called, which enfolds all livingness and all forms upon and within our planet and yet remainsgreater than our planetary Life, more all-encompassing than is our planetary Logos, and Whose greatness, beauty, goodness and knowledge are to our planetary Logos what His life is to the lowest form of life in the third or animal kingdom. It is only by such inadequate comparisons that one can arrive at some faint comprehension of that great WHOLE in which our planet and our planetary Logos are but a part. It is this revelation which is accorded to the initiate at this seventh Initiation of Resurrection. He takes this initiation upon what (for lack of a better phrase) we call the “logoic plane,” or on the level of consciousness of the Lord of the World. (R&I 732-733)