segments are set up the movements which are
known as "Tangentials." The nearest analogy
to these is the Brownian movements of atoms,
The intersecting of the Circles and Rays giving
rise to angles, and the sharp tangential movement
thus occasioned introduces a new factor into
Now you have
been presented with three types of movements
for your contemplation.
The interaction of the primal Rings.
The interaction of the secondary
Rays and Circles.
The tangential movements occasioned
by the opposition of the angles in the
movements the lines of force are continually
crossing each other's paths, being confined
to small segments of The Cosmos. Where they
cross, a vortex is set up by the opposing
influences' modifying each others' actions.
Therefore, instead of proceeding in these
slight curves which give rise to enormous
circles, they are deflected into a new movement
and, gyrating about each other, become relatively
static, thus setting up a composite unit,
two forces, which no longer are influenced
independently by the attractions of the greater
forces, but are influences together. Thus
are atoms forms, two interlocking forces,
setting up a vortex and gyrating about each
other instead of circling the limits of the
This is the
formation of the "prime atom." These atoms,
acting as units, likewise perceive the attraction
of the movements about them and begin to move
in their turn, and the same process occurs
again. Atoms in movement meet and gyrate,
and so the process is continued. The tendency
of the composite atoms is to travel towards
the periphery, and of the simple atoms to
remain near the center. It is thus that the
planes of Cosmos matter are developed.
The movement of the Rings.
The movement of the Rays and concentric
The movement of the Tangentials
within the segments.
The movement of the vortices.
The movement of the composite Atoms.
pay attention to the numbering here.
refers to The Absolute.
refers to The Manifest.
refers to Evolution.
refers to Form.
refers to Life.
You have had
described to you the types of movement which
make up the Cosmos. The primary Rings and
the secondary Rays and Circles. Now these
are the basis of a Cosmos, and their influences
are the underlying influences of that Cosmos.
Their revolution it is which makes the great
cycles called the "Days" and "Night" of Brahma,
manifestation, a Day being the time when an
aspect of the Cosmos is within the positive
area of the magnetic field generated by the
spinning Rings; and a Night when it is in
the negative area. It is that which bring
about the periodical appearing and disappearing
of all existences, great and small.
of these Cosmic tides, the illuminated man
can avail himself of their forces. Knowledge
of the significance of numbers is essential
to that endeavor.
are the original influences; they may be thought
of as the framework of the Cosmos.
forces, within the segments of their inter-action,
set up vortices; these vortices are the Primal
Atoms. You may perceive them in the building
of an atom the same laws are at work as enabled
the Ring Cosmos and the Ring-Chaos to build
the Cosmos. It is the Law of the Opposing
Forces which produced atoms, the atoms themselves
become forces, because they move in their
turn; and so, by more then one attraction.
So that, from the simple right-angled movement,
produces by a single opposing force, vortices
are described of a polyhedral type. You see
the materialized form of such reactions in
different types of crystal to which they give
rise to upon the physical plane.
So that you
will get atoms the tangential path of whose
component forces can be anything from a simple
three sided figure to a complex polyhedral
† See "The
Cosmic Doctrine," by Dion Fortune