The objective here is to provide a compact
outline of a scheme of cosmology, philosophy,
and psychology which may perhaps be employed for
a scaffolding upon which a deeper understanding
of that which is subjective in comprehensible
terms as to the relationship between Spirit and
Matter, which relation demonstrates as consciousness.
To show the coherent and progressive development
of all that is found within our universe; to demonstrate
that everything which exists evolves (from the
lowest form of life at the densest point of concretion
up to the highest and most tenuous manifestation)
and that all existence is but the expression of
the One Divine Existence.
To sum up the
matter, My hope is that the light you find here
should tend to an expansion of consciousness and
should bring about a recognition of your relationship
with that One Divine Source of All That IS.
It must not be forgotten when
taking up the thought forms set forth here, it
is best done through the light of meditation to
gain the maximum benefit from the postulates and
The proem below, is sourced from
The Secret Doctrine by H. P. Blavatsky. It is
occult in composition, but with the wealth of
information available to us today with due diligence
we can decipher it.
In Seven Stanzas
Translated form the Book of Dzyan.
parent wrapped in Her ever invisible robes
had slumbered once again for seven eternities.
was not, for it lay asleep in the infinite
bosom of duration.
Mind was not, for there were no Ah-hi
to contain It.
ways to bliss were not. The great causes
of misery were not, for there was no one
to produce and get ensnared by them.
alone filled the boudless all, for Father,
Mother and Son were once more One, and
the Son had not awakened yet for the new
wheel, and His pilgrimage thereon.
sublime lords and the seven truths had
crased to be, and the Universe, the son
of Necessity, was immersed in Paranishpanna,
to be outbreathed by that which is and
yet is not. Naught was.
of existence had been done away with;
the visible that was, and the invisible
that is, rested in Eternal Non-Being -
The One Being.
The One form of Existence stretched boundless,
infinite, causeless, in dreamless sleep;
and life pulsated unconscious in universal
space, throughout that All-Presence which
is sensed by the opened eye of the Dangma.
was the Dangma when the Alaya of the universe
was in Paramartha and the great wheel
. . .
Where were the builders, the luminous
sons of Manvantaric dawn? . . . In the
unknown darkness in their Ah-hi Paranishpanna.
The producers of form from no-form - The
root of the world - The Devamatri and
Svàbhàvat, reasted in the
bliss of non-being.
. . .
Where was silence? Where the fars to sense
it? No there was nether silence nor sound;
naught save ceaseless enternal breath,
which knows itself not.
had not yet struck; the ray had not yet
flashed into the Germ; the Matripadha
had not yet swollen.
had not yet opened for the one ray to
enter, thence to fall, as three into four,
into the lap of Maya.
sons had not yet been born from the web
of light. Darkness alone was gather-mother,
Svâbhâvat was in darkness.
two are the Germ, and the Germ is one.
The Universe was still concealed in the
Divine thought and the Divine bosom. .
. . .
The last vibration of the seventh eternity
thrills through infinitude. The mother
swells, expanding from within without,
like the bud of the lotus.
sweeps along, touching with its swift
wing the whole universe and the germ that
dwelleth in darkness; the darkness that
breathes over the slumbering waters of
life. . .
radiates light, and light drops one solitary
ray into the mother-deep. The ray shoots
through the virgin egg the ray causes
the eternal egg to thrill, and drop the
non-eternal germ, which condenses into
the three fall into the four. The radiant
essence becomes seven inside, seven outside.
The luminous egg, which in itself is three,
curdles and spreads in milk-white curds
throughtout the depths of mother, the
root that grows in the depths of the ocean
remains, the light remains, the curds
remains, and still Oeaohoo is one.
of life was in every drop of the ocean
of immortality, and the ocean was radiant
light, which was fire, and heat, and motion.
Darkness vanished and was no more; it
disappwared in its own essence, the body
of fire and water, or father and mother.
oh Lanoo! The radiant child of the two,
the unparalleled refulgent glory: Bright
Space Son of Dark Space, which emerges
from the depths of the great dark waters.
It is Oeaohoo the younger, The * * * He
shines forth as the son; he is the blazing
Divine Dragon of Wisdom; The One is Four,
and Four takes to itself Three, and the
Union produces the Sapta, in whom are
the seven which become the Tridasa (or
the hosts and the multitudes). Behold
him lifting the veil and unfurling it
from east to west. He shuts out the above
and leaves the below to be seen as the
great illusion. He marks the places for
the shining ones, and turns the upper
into a shoreless sea of fire, and the
one manifested into the great waters.
was the germ and where was now the darkness?
Where is the spirit of the flame that
burns in thy lamp, oh Lanoo? The germ
is that, and is that, and that is light,
the white brilliant son of the dark hidden
is cold flame, and flame is fire, and
fire produces heat, which yields water:
the water of life in the great mother.
spin a web whose upper end is fasten to
spirit -- the light of the one darkness
-- and the lower one to its shadowy end,
matter: and this web is the universe spun
out of the two substances made in one,
which is Svâbhâvat.
when the breath of fire is upon it; it
contracts when the breath of the mother
touches it. Then the sons dissociate and
scatter, to return into their mother's
bosom at the end of the great day, and
re-become one with her; when it is cooling
it becomes radiant, and the sons expand
and contract through their own selves
and hearts; They embrace infinitude.
Svâbhâvat sends Fohat to harden
the atoms. Each is a part of the web.
Reflecting the "Self-Existent Lords" like
a mirror, each becomes in turn a world.
. . .
Listen, ye Sons of the Earth, to your
instructors -- The Sons of the Fire. Learn,
there is nether first nor last, for all
is one: number issued from no number.
what we who descend from the Primordial
Seven, we who are born from the Primordial
Flame, have learnt from our Fathers. .
the effulgency of light -- The ray of
the ever-darkness -- sprung in space the
re-awakened energies; the one, the four,
theone, the five. Then the three, the
one, the four, the one, the five -- the
twice seven the sum total. And these are
the essences, the flames, the elements,
the builders, the numbers, the arupa,
the rupa. and the force of Divine Man
-- the sum total. And from that Divine
Man emanated the forms, the sparks, the
sacred animals, and the messengers of
the sacred fathers within thw holy four.
was the army of the voice -- the divine
mother of the seven. The sparks of the
seven are subject to, and the servants
of, the first, the second, the third,
the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, and
the seventh of the seven. The sparks are
called spheres, triangles, cubes, lines,
and modellers; for thus stands the Eternal
Nidana -- The Oeaohoo, which is:
the boundless, or the no-number, Adi-Nidana
And these three enclosed within
are the sacred four; and the ten are the arupa
universe. Then come the "sons," the seven fighers,
the one, the eighth left out, and his breath which
is the light-maker.
Adi-Sanat, the number, for he is one.
voice of the Lord Svâbhâvat,
the numbers, for
one and nine.
the second seven, who are the Lipika,
produced by the three. The rejected son
is one. The "son-suns" are countless.
Seven, the First Seven Breaths of the
Dragon of Wisdom, produce in their turn
from their Holy Circumgyrating Breaths
the First Whirlwind.
make of him the first messager of their
will. The Dzyu becomes Fohat, the swift
son of the Divine sons whose sons are
the Lipika, run circular errands. Fohat
is the steed and the thought is the rider.
He passes like lighting through the fiery
clouds; takes three, and five, and seven
strides through the seven regions above,
and the seven below. He lifts his voice,
and calls the innumerable sparks, and
their guiding spirit and leader. When
he commences work, he separates the sparks
of the Lower Kingdom that flot and thrill
with joy in their in their radiant dwellings,
and forms therewith the germs of wheels.
He places them in the six directs of space,
and one in the middle -- He central wheel.
traces spiral lines to unit the sixth
to the seventh -- the crown; an army of
the Sons of Light stands at each angle,
and the Lipika in the middle wheel. They
asy: This is good, The first Divine world
is ready, the first is now the second.
Then the "Divine Arupa" reflects itself
in Chhaya Loka, the first garment of the
takes five strides and builds a winged
wheel at each corner of the square, for
the four holy ones and their armies.
circumscribe the triangle, The first one,
the cube, the second one, and the pentacle
within the egg. It is the ring called
"Pass Not" for those who desend and ascend.
also for those who during the Kalpa are
progressing towards the great day "Be
with us." Thus were formed the Rupa and
the Arupa: from one light seven lights.
The wheels watch the ring. . . .
power of the Mother of Merdy and Knowledge
-- Kwan-Yin -- the "triple" of Kwan-ahai-Yin,
residing in Kwan-yin-Tien, Fohat, the
Breath of their Progeny, the Son of the
Sons, having called forth, from the lower
abyss, the illusive form of Sien-Tchang
and the Seven Elements:
and Radiant One produces the Seven Laya
Centres, against which none will pervail
to the great day "Be with Us," and seats
the Universe on these Eternal Foundations
surrounding Tsien-Tchan with the Elementary
Seven -- first one manifested, six concealed,
two manifested, five concealed; three
manifested, four concealed; four prodiced,
three hidden; four and one tsan revealed,
two and one half concealed; six to be
manifested, one laid aside. Lastly, seven
small wheels revolving; one giving birth
to the other.
them in the likeness of the older whels, placing
them on the Imperishable Centres.
How does Fohat build them? He collects
the fiery dust. He makes balls of fire,
runs through them, and round them, infusing
life thereinto, then sets them into motion;
some one way, some the other way. They
shine, he fans and cools them. Thus acts
Fohat from one twilight to the other,
druing Seven Eternities.
fourth, the sons are told to create their
images. One third refuses -- two obey.
The curse is pronounced; they will be born
on the fourth, suffer and cause suffing;
this is the first war.
wheels rotated downwards and upwards.
. . . The mother's spawn filled the whole.
There were battles fought between the
Creators and the Destroyers, and battles
fought for space; the seed appearing and
thy calculations, Lanoo, if thou wouldest
learn the correct age of the small wheel.
Its fourth spoke is our mother. Reach
the fourth "fruit" of the fourth path
of knowledge that leads to Nirvana, and
thou shalt comprehend, for thou shalt
see . . . .
the beginning of sentient formless life.
First the Divine, the one from the Mother-Spirit;
then the Spiritual; the three from one,
the four from the one, and the five from
which the three, the five, and the seven.
These are the three-fold, the four-fold
downward; the "mind-born" sons of the
first Lord: the shinning seven.
It is they who are thou, me, him, oh Lanoo.
They, who watch over thee, and thy mother
ray multiplies the smaller rays. Life
precedes form, and life survives the last
atom of form. Through the countless rays
proceeds the life-ray, the one, like a
thread through many jewels.
the one becomes two, the threefold appears,
and the three are one; and it is our thread,
oh Lanoo, the heart of the man-plant called
the root that never dies; The three-tingued
flame of the four wicks. The wicks are
the sparks, that draw from the three-tingued
flame shot out by the seven -- their flame
-- the beams and sparks of one moon reflected
in the running waves of all the rivers
hang from the flame by the finest thread
of Fohat. It journeys through the Seven
Worlds of Maya. It stops in the forst,
and is a metal and a stone; itpasses into
the second and behold -- a plant; the
plant whirls through seven changes and
becomes a sacred animal. From the combined
attributes of these, Manu, The thinker
is formed. Who forms him? The seven lives,
and the one life. Who completes him? The
five-fold Lha. And who perfects the last
body? Fish, sin, and soma. . . .
the first born the thread between the
Silent Watcher and his shadow become more
strong and radiant with every change.
The morning sun-light has changed into
noon-day glory. . . .
the present wheel, said the Flame to the
Spark. Thou art myself. My image, and
my sdadow. I have clothed myself in thee,
and thou art my Vahan to the day, "Be
with us," when thou shalt re-become myself
and others, thyself and me. Then the builders,
having donned their first clothing, decend
on radiant earth and reign over men --
who are themselves. . . .†
† See "The Secret
Doctrine," by H. P. Blavatsky, Vol I. pages 27-34