This law is, as we know, the basic law of all
manifestation, and the paramount law for this solar system.
It might strictly be called the Law of Adjustment or of
Balance, for it conditions that aspect of electrical
phenomena which we call neutral. The Law of Economy
is the basic law of one pole, that of the negative aspect;
the Law of Synthesis is the basic law of the positive pole,
but the Law of Attraction is the law for the fire which is
produced  by the merging during evolution of the two
poles. From the standpoint of the human being, it is that
which brings about the realization of self-consciousness;
from the point of view of the subhuman beings it is that
which draws all forms of life on to self-realization;
whilst in connection with the superhuman aspect it may be
stated that this law of life expands into the processes
conditioned by the higher law of Synthesis, of which the
Law of Attraction is but a subsidiary branch.
Strictly speaking, the Law of Attraction is a generic term
under which are grouped several other laws similar in
nature but diverse in their manifestations. It might be
useful if we enumerated a few of these laws, thereby
enabling the student to get (as he studies them in their
totality) a broad general idea as to the Law and its
modifications, its spheres of influence and the scope of
its activity. It should be noted here as a basic
proposition in connection with all atoms that the Law of
Attraction governs the Soul aspect. The Law of Economy
is the law of the negative electron; the Law of Synthesis
is the Law of the positive central life; whilst the Law of
Attraction governs that which is produced by the relation
of these two, and is itself controlled by a greater
cosmic law which is the principle of the intelligence of
substance. It is the law of Akasha.
It must be borne in mind that these three laws are the
expression of the intent or purpose of the three Logoic
Aspects. The Law of Economy is the governing principle of
Brahma or the Holy Spirit; the Law of Synthesis is the law
of the Father's life; whilst the Son's life is governed by,
and manifests forth divine attraction. Yet these three are
the three subsidiary laws of a greater impulse which
governs the life of the Unmanifested Logos. (S. D., I, 56,
73, 74.) 
F.I. The Subsidiary Laws
The subsidiary aspects, or laws, of the Law of Attraction
might be enumerated as follows:
The Law of Chemical Affinity. This law
governs the soul aspect in the mineral kingdom. It
concerns the marriage of the atoms, and the romance of
the elements. It serves to perpetuate the life of the
mineral kingdom and to preserve its integrity.
It is the cause of the immetalisation of the
The Law of Progress. It is called this in
the vegetable kingdom owing to the fact that it is in
this kingdom that definite objective response to
stimulation can be noted. It is the basis of the
phenomenon of sensation, which is the key to this solar
system of love, our system being a "Son of Necessity"
or of desire. This law is the working out into
manifestation of the informing consciousness of a part
of the deva kingdom, and of certain pranic energies.
The student will find much of esoteric interest in the
following line of living forces:
- The second chain, globe and round,
- The vegetable kingdom,
- The devas of desire in their second
- The heart of the Sun,
- The second Ray force.
The Law of Sex. This is the term applied to the
force which brings about the physical merging of the
two poles in connection with the animal kingdom, and of
man, viewing him as responsive to the call of his
animal nature. It concerns itself with the due guarding
of the form in this particular cycle and its
perpetuation. It is only powerful during the period of
the duality of the sexes and their separation and, in
the case of man, will be offset by a higher expression
of the law when man is again androgynous. It is 
the law of marriage, and finds some aspects of its
manifestation not only in marriage of men and animals
in the physical sense, but in the "occult marriage" of
- The Soul and the Spirit.
- The Son with his Mother (or the Soul with the
- The negative planetary lives with the positive
ones earlier pointed out.
- The systemic marriage, or the merging of the two
final planetary schemes after their absorption of the
- The cosmic marriage, or the merging of our solar
system with its opposite cosmic pole, another
constellation. The cosmic marriage of stars and
Systems is the cause of the occasional irregular
flaring-up or intensification of suns and their
increased luminosity which is sometimes seen, and
which has frequently been the subject of
The Law of Magnetism. This is the law
which produces the unifying of a personality, and
though it is an expression of lunar force, is,
nevertheless, of a much higher order than the law of
physical sex. It is the expression of the law as it is
demonstrated by the three major groups of lunar pitris.
These three groups are not concerned with the building
of the forms of the animal kingdom, for they are the
builders of the body of man in the final three stages
of the path of evolution:
The lower four groups concern themselves with the
earlier stages, and with the animal aspects of
attraction in both the kingdoms. 
- The stage of high intellectuality, or of artistic
- The stage of discipleship,
- The stage of treading the Path.
The Law of Radiation. This is one of the
most interesting of the laws for it only comes into
activity in connection with the highest specimens of
the various kingdoms, and concerns itself with the
attraction that a higher kingdom of nature will have
for the highest lives of the next lower kingdom. It
governs the radioactivity of minerals, the radiations
of the vegetable kingdom and (curiously enough) the
entire question of perfumes. Smell is the
highest of the purely physical senses; so in the
vegetable kingdom a certain series of perfumes are
evidence of radiation in that kingdom.
There is, moreover, an interesting link between
those who are members of the fifth kingdom (the
spiritual) and the vegetable, for in esotericism the
two and the five, the Son, and the Sons of Mind, are
closely allied. It is not possible to indicate more,
but it is not without significance that certain Rays
are, through the initiates and Masters, represented by
vegetable perfumes. It signifies radiation, and to
those who have the key reveals the quality of
the egoic lotus and the place it holds in any
particular planetary lotus, as well as a connection
with certain devas who are the sevenfold life of the
vegetable kingdom. We must not forget that man is
occultly a "seven-leaved plant, the saptaparna." (S.
D., I, 251; II, 625.)
This law in a mysterious manner, inexplicable to
those ignorant of the karma of our planetary Logos, is
not operative in the animal kingdom during this Cycle
or chain. One of the problems of the next chain will be
the bringing in of animal radiation; thus offsetting
the method of initiation now pursued. It must never be
forgotten that the chain process of individualization,
and the earlier three Initiations concern the animal
kingdom and man is viewed therein as an animal. In the
final Initiation or the offering up of the entire
bodily nature,  this part of the general karma of
the planetary Logos and the Life of the informing
Spirit of the animal kingdom become adjusted. If this
is meditated upon, some light may be thrown upon the
problem as to why the Adepts of the left hand path in
Atlantean days were called "the Trees," (S. D., II,
519, 520, 521.) and were destroyed with the entire
Atlantean vegetation. In the oldest of all the
Commentaries the mystery is expressed thus:
"They (the Adepts of the Left Hand Path) became thus
separated through their own fault. Their smell rose
not up to Heaven; they refused to merge. No perfume
was theirs. They hugged to their greedy bosoms all
the gains of the flowering plant."
The Law of the Lotus. This is the name
given to the mysterious influence from the cosmic Law
of Attraction which brought in the divine Sons of Mind,
and thus linked the two poles of Spirit and matter,
producing upon the plane of mind that which we call the
egoic lotus, or "the Flower of the Self." It is the law
which enables the lotus to draw from the lower nature
(the matter aspect and the water aspect) the moisture
and heat necessary for its unfoldment, and to bring
down from the levels of the Spirit that which is to it
what the rays of the sun are to the vegetable kingdom.
It governs the process of petal unfoldment, and
therefore itself demonstrates as a triple law:
- The Law of Solar Heat – Knowledge petals.
- The Law of Solar Light – Love petals.
- The Law of Solar Fire – Sacrifice petals.
The Law of Color. To get any
comprehension of this law students should remember that
color serves a twofold purpose. It acts as a veil for
that which lies behind, and is therefore 
attracted to the central spark; it demonstrates the
attractive quality of the central life.
All colors, therefore, are centers of attraction,
are complementary, or are antipathetic to each other,
and students who study along these lines can find out
the law, and comprehend its working through a
realization of the purpose, the activity, and the
relation of colors to or for each other.
- The Law of Gravitation. This law is for
the non-occult student the most puzzling and confusing of
all the laws. It shows itself in one aspect as the power,
and the stronger urge that a more vital life may have
upon the lesser, such as the power of the spirit of the
Earth (the planetary Entity, not the planetary Logos) to
hold all physical forms to itself and prevent their
"scattering." This is due to the heavier vibration, the
greater accumulative force, and the aggregated tamasic
lives of the body of the planetary Entity. This force
works upon the negative, or lowest, aspect of all
physical forms. The Law of Gravitation shows itself also
in the response of the soul of all things to the greater
Soul in which the lesser finds itself. This law,
therefore, affects the two lowest forms of divine life,
but not the highest. It emanates in the first instance
from the physical sun and the heart of the Sun. The final
synthesizing forces which might be regarded as forms of
spiritual gravitational activity are, nevertheless, not
so, but are due to the working of another law, emanating
from the central spiritual Sun. The one is purely
systemic, the other a cosmic law.
The Law of Planetary Affinity. This term
is used in the occult teaching specifically in
connection with the interaction of the planets with
each other and their eventual marriage. As we know, the
planetary schemes (the seven sacred planets) will
eventually synthesize, or absorb the life of the
planets which are not termed sacred and the numerous
planetoids, as far as the four kingdoms  of
nature are concerned. The absorption of the Spirit
aspect proceeds under the Law of Synthesis. The minor
four planetary schemes become first the two, and then
the one. This one, with the major three, forms a second
and higher quaternary which again repeats the process,
producing from the four, the two, and from the two, the
one. This final one is eventually merged in the Sun,
producing in this prolonged process, and over a vast
period of time, the appearance of the "seven Suns who
run together, and thus blaze forth, producing one
flaming ball of fire."
On a lesser scale the same law governs the merging
of the chains in a scheme.
- The Law of Solar Union. When the interplay of
the Suns is being dealt with from the material aspect and
from the consciousness aspect, this term is occultly
used. It is not possible to enlarge upon it, but only to
point out the universality of this Law of
The Law of the Schools. (The Law of Love and
Light.) This is a mysterious term used to cover the law
as it affects the expansions of consciousness which an
initiate undergoes, and his ability to attract to
himself through knowledge,
It will be evident, therefore, to the thoughtful
student that this Law of the Schools is primarily
applicable to all units of divine life who have arrived
at, or transcended the stage of self-consciousness. It
has consequently a vital connection with the human
kingdom, and there is an occult significance in the
fact that this is the eleventh  Law. It is the
law which enables a man to unite two of his aspects
(the personal self and the Higher Self). It is the law
which governs the transition of the human atom into
another and a higher kingdom. It is the law which (when
comprehended and conformed to) enables a man to enter
into a new cycle. It is the law of the adept, of the
Master, and of the perfected man. For this reason it
might be of profit here if we dealt with it a little
more fully than with the other laws, for mankind is now
at the stage where a number of its units are ready to
come under the specific influence of this law, and thus
be transferred out of the Hall of Learning, via the
Hall of Wisdom, into the fifth or spiritual kingdom.
- His own Higher Self, so as to produce alignment
- His Guru,
- That which he seeks to know,
- That which he can utilize in his work of
- Other souls with whom he can work.
This Law of the Schools does not specifically apply
to the deva evolution. They come under another law
called "The Law of Passive Resistance" which does not
concern us here, nor would it profit us to consider it.
Three main groups of existences are controlled by
It will be apparent, therefore, that this law
concerns the great experiment which has been
inaugurated on earth by our planetary Logos in
connection with the process of initiation, and it has
only held sway since the Door of Initiation was opened
in Atlantean days. It does not, therefore, apply to all
the members of the human family; some of whom will
achieve slowly and under the sway of the basic Law of
Evolution. It does not affect, in any way, for
instance, those members of the human family who have
individualized on the earth chain through the fanning
of the spark of mind – one of the methods employed by
the Lords of the Flame, as earlier seen. 
- Human beings from the moment they tread the
- All the units of the fifth kingdom, therefore,
all the members of the Hierarchy.
- The planetary Logoi throughout the system.
It can be studied in two main divisions, first, in
connection with the human units passing under
hierarchical influence in the Hall of Wisdom, and also
in connection with the various planetary schemes. Each
scheme exists in order to teach a specific aspect of
consciousness, and each planetary school or Hierarchy
subjects its pupils to this law, only in manners
diverse. These planetary schools are necessarily
governed by certain factors of which the two most
important are the peculiar karma of the planetary Logos
concerned, and His particular Ray.
It is not possible at this stage to convey to
students the information as to the nature of each
planetary school. They exist in five great groups:
We might regard the presiding lives in these
departmental schools as the custodians of the Path, and
responsible, therefore, for the divine Pilgrim during
the final stages of the treading of the Path of
Evolution. They begin to work with men from the moment
they first set foot upon the Probationary Path and They
continue Their work until the seventh initiation is
- The esoteric non-sacred planets, called in
occult parlance "the outer round" or outer circle of
initiates. Of these our earth is one, but being
aligned in a peculiar fashion with certain spheres on
the inner round, a dual opportunity exists for
mankind, which facilitates, whilst it complicates,
the evolutionary process.
- The sacred planets, called sometimes (when
this Law of the Schools is under consideration) the
"seven grades of psychic knowledge or the seven
divisions of the field of knowledge."
- The inner round, which carries with it
vast opportunity for those who can surmount its
problems and withstand its temptations. This inner
round has a peculiar appeal to units on certain Rays,
and has its own specific dangers. The inner round is
the round that is followed by those who have passed
through the human stage and have consciously
developed the faculty of etheric living and can
follow the etheric cycles, functioning consciously on
the three higher etheric planes in all parts of the
system. They have – for certain occult and specific
purposes – broken the connection between the third
etheric and the four lower subplanes of the physical
plane. This  round is followed only by a
prepared percentage of humanity, and is closely
associated with a group who pass with facility and
develop with equal facility on the three planets that
make a triangle with the earth, namely Mars, Mercury,
and Earth. These three planets – in connection with
this inner round – are considered only as existing in
etheric matter, and (in relation to one of the
Heavenly Men) hold a place analogous to the etheric
triangle found in the human etheric body. I have here
conveyed more than has as yet been exoterically
communicated anent this inner round and by the study
of the human etheric triangle, its function, and the
type of force which circulates around it, much may be
deduced about the planetary inner round. We must bear
in mind in this connection that just as the human
etheric triangle is but the preparatory stage to a
vast circulation within the sphere of the entire
etheric body, so the etheric planetary triangle –
passing from the Earth to Mars and Mercury – is but
the preparatory circulatory system to a vaster round
included within the sphere of influence of one
- The circle of the planetoids. Students of
the Ageless Wisdom are apt to forget that the Life of
the Logos manifests itself through those circling
spheres which (though not large enough to be regarded
as planets) pursue their orbital paths around the
solar center and have their own evolutionary problems
and are functioning as part of the solar Body. They
are informed – as are the planets – by a cosmic
Entity and are under the influence of the Life
impulses of the solar Logos as are the greater
bodies. The evolutions upon them are analogous to,
though not identical with, those of our planet, and
they swing through their cycles in the Heavens under
the same laws as do the greater planets.
The absorbing Triangles. This term is
applied to the evolutionary schools found located
in the three major  planets of our system –
Uranus, Neptune and Saturn – and to those found in
the three major chains, and three major globes in a
planetary scheme. The Rulers of these planets,
chains and globes are called the "Divine
Examiners," and Their work concerns the human
kingdom specifically and entirely. They are
responsible for the work of
- Transferring men from one school to another,
and from one grade to another.
- For the expanding of the human consciousness
under the law,
- For the transmutation of the forms of the
human unit in the three worlds and the consequent
negation of the form,
- For the radioactivity of the fourth kingdom
The Masters, therefore, Who take pupils for
training, are numbered amongst them, whilst the Masters
Who do not concern Themselves with individuals and
their development are not.
It is not possible to give fully the types of
schools and teaching which is given on the different
planets. All that can be done is to give an occult
phrase which will convey to the intuitive student the
F.I.1. Planetary Schools
- URANUS – The School of Magic of the tenth order. It
is sometimes called "the planet of the violet 
force," and its graduates wield the power of cosmic
- EARTH – The School of Magnetic Response. Another name
given to its pupils is "The graduates of painful
endeavor" or the "adjudicators between the polar
- A further hint to be taken in connection with the two
names above given, is that its graduates are said to
undergo examination upon the third subplane of the astral
- VULCAN – The School for Fiery Stones. There is a
curious connection between the human units who pass
through its halls and the mineral kingdom. The human
units on the earth scheme are called in mystical parlance
"the living stones"; on Vulcan they are called "fiery
- JUPITER – The School of Beneficent Magicians. This
planet is sometimes called in the parlance of the
schools, the "College of Quadruple Force units," for its
members wield four kinds of force in constructive
magical work. Another name given to its halls is "The
Palace of Opulence" for its graduates work with the Law
of Supply, and are frequently called "The Sowers."
- MERCURY – The pupils in this planetary school are
called "The Sons of Aspiration" or "The Points of Yellow
Life." They have a close connection with our Earth
scheme, and the old Commentary refers to this in the
"The points of golden flame merge and blend with the
four-leaved plant of tender green, and change its
color to a tinge of autumn yellow. The four-leaved
plant through new and fresh  inflow becomes the
plant with seven leaves and three white flowers."
- VENUS – The School with five strict Grades. This
again is a planetary scheme closely related to ours, but
its planetary Logos is in a more advanced group of
students in the cosmic sense than is our planetary Logos.
Most of its hierarchical instructors come from the fifth
cosmic plane, and are a peculiar group of Manasadevas of
very exalted rank. They are each depicted in the archives
of our Hierarchy as holding a trident of fire surmounted
by five green emeralds.
- MARS – The School for Warriors, or the open grades
for soldiers. Four of these planetary schools are
responsible for the energy flowing through the foremost
exponents of the f our castes and this not only in India
but in all parts of the world. Its teachers are spoken of
as the "Graduates of the ruddy Fire," and are frequently
portrayed as clothed in red robes, and carrying ebony
wands. They work under the first Aspect logoic and train
those whose work is along the lines of the
- NEPTUNE – This school concerns itself with the
development and fostering of the desire element and its
graduates are called "the Sons of Vishnu." Their symbol
is a robe with a full sailed boat portrayed over the
heart, the significance of which will be apparent to
those who have eyes to see.
It is not permissible to touch upon the other
planetary schools, nor would it profit. Certain further
facts can be ascertained by the student of meditation who
is aligned with his Ego, and in touch with his egoic group.
The teaching given on our earth scheme in the Hall of
Wisdom has been dealt with in many occult books, including
Initiation, Human and Solar, and need not be
enlarged upon here.
Some of the aspects of this law are here indicated. The
ground is by no means covered but enough has been shown to
indicate its magnitude and extent. In closing, it must be
pointed out that the Law of Karma is from some
angles of vision the sum total of this Law of Attraction
for it governs the relation of all forms to that which uses
the form, and of all lives to each other.
The Atom (Etherio-Atomic Philosophy of Force)
Fig. 135. The general Form of an Atom, including the
spirals and 1st Spirillae, together with influx and
efflux ethers, represented by dots, which pass through
these spirillae. The 2nd and 3rd spirillae with their
still finer ethers are not shown.
– Edwin D. Babbitt, Principles of Light and
Color, New York, 1878.
Students of the Law of Attraction must be careful to bear
in mind certain things. These should be carefully
considered and realized as the subject is studied.
They must remember first, that all these subsidiary laws
are really only the manifestation of the One Law; that they
are but differentiated terms, employed to express one great
method of manifestation.
Secondly, that all energy, demonstrating in the solar
system, is after all the energy of the logoic physical
permanent atom, having its nucleus on the atomic subplane
of the cosmic physical. This physical permanent atom (as is
the case with the corresponding atom of the incarnating
jiva), has its place within the causal body of the Logos on
His own plane; it is, therefore, impressed by the
totality of the force of the egoic cosmic lotus, or the
attractive quality of cosmic love. This force is
transmitted to the solar system in two ways: Through the
medium of the Sun, which is in an occult sense the physical
permanent atom; it, therefore, attracts, and holds
attracted, all within its sphere of influence, thus
producing the logoic physical body: through the medium of
the planes which are the correspondences to the seven
spirillae of the physical permanent atom of a human being.
Thus a dual type of attractive force is found: one, basic
and fundamental; the other more differentiated and 
secondary. These streams of energy, judged by their
effects, are called in human terminology laws,
because their results are ever immutable and irresistible,
and their effects remain unchangeably the same, varying
only according to the form which is the subject of the
Thirdly, the student must bear in mind that the seven
planes, or the seven spirillae of the logoic permanent
atom, are not all equally vitalized by the attractive pull
emanating from the logoic lotus via the heart of the Sun.
Five of them are more "alive" than the other two; these
five do not include the highest and the lowest. The words
"the heart of the Sun" must be understood to mean more than
a locality situated in the interior recesses of the solar
body, and have reference to the nature of the solar sphere.
This solar sphere is closely similar to the atom pictured
in the book by Babbitt and later in Occult Chemistry
by Mrs. Besant. The Sun is heart-shaped, and (seen from
cosmic angles) has a depression at what we might call its
north pole. This is formed by the impact of logoic energy
upon solar substance.
This energy which impinges upon the solar sphere, and is
thence distributed to all parts of the entire system,
emanates from three cosmic centers, and, therefore, is
triple during this particular cycle.
- From the sevenfold great Bear.
- From the Sun Sirius.
- From the Pleiades.
It must be remembered that the possible cosmic streams
of energy available for use in our solar system are seven
in number, of which three are major. These three vary
during vast and incalculable cycles.
Students may find it of use to remember that,
- The Law of Economy demonstrates as an
- The Law of Attraction as a pull,
- The Law of Synthesis as a tendency to concentrate at
a center, or to merge. 
The streams of energy which pour forth through the
medium of the Sun from the egoic lotus and which are in
reality "logoic Soul energy" attract to them that which is
akin to them in vibration. This may sound rather like the
statement of a platitude, but is susceptible of really deep
significance to the student, being accountable for all
systemic phenomena. These streams pass in different
directions, and in the knowledge of occult direction comes
knowledge of the various hierarchies of being, and the
secret of the esoteric symbols.
The main stream of energy enters at the top depression in
the solar sphere and passes through the entire
ring-pass-not, bisecting it into two halves.
With this stream enters that group of active lives whom we
call the "Lords of Karma." They preside over the attractive
forces, and distribute them justly. They enter, pass to the
center of the sphere and there (if I may so express it)
locate, and set up the "Holy Temple of Divine Justice,"
sending out to the four quarters of the circle the four
Maharajahs, their representatives. So is the equal armed
Cross formed – and all the wheels of energy set in motion.
This is conditioned by the karmic seeds of an earlier
system, and only that substance is utilized by the Logos,
and only those lives come into manifestation who have set
up a mutual attraction.
These five streams of living energy (the one and the four)
are the basis of the onward march of all things; these are
sometimes esoterically called "the forward moving Lives."
They embody the Will of the Logos. It is the note
they sound and the attractive pull which they initiate
which bring into contact with the solar sphere a group of
existences whose mode of activity is spiral and not
These groups are seven in number and pass into 
manifestation through what is for them a great door of
Initiation. In some of the occult books, these seven groups
are spoken of as the "seven cosmic Initiates Who have
passed within the Heart, and there remain until the test is
passed." These are the seven Hierarchies of Beings, the
seven Dhyan Chohans. They spiral into manifestation,
cutting across the fourfold cross, and touching the
cruciform stream of energy in certain places. The places
where the streams of love energy cross the streams of will
and karmic energy are mystically called the "Caves of dual
light" and when a reincarnating or liberated jiva enters
one of these Caves in the course of his pilgrimage, he
takes an initiation, and passes on to a higher turn of the
Another stream of energy follows a different route, which
is a little difficult to make clear. This particular set of
active lives enter the heart shaped depression, pass around
the edge of the ring-pass-not to the lowest part of the
solar sphere and then mount upwards, coming into opposition
therefore with the stream of downpouring energy. This
stream of force is called "lunar" force for lack of a
better term. They form the body of the raja Lord of each of
the planes, and are governed by the Law of Economy.
All these streams of energy form geometrical designs of
great beauty to the eye of the initiated seer. We have the
transverse and bisecting lines, the seven lines of force
which form the planes, and the seven spiraling lines, thus
forming lines of systemic latitude and longitude, and their
interplay and interaction produce a whole of wondrous
beauty and design. When these are visualized in color, and
seen in their true radiance, it will be realized that the
point of attainment of our solar Logos is very high, for
the beauty of the logoic Soul is expressed by that which is
F.II. The Effects of the Law of Attraction
The Law of Attraction produces certain effects which it
might profit us to touch upon here, provided we remember
that only a few effects out of many possible are being
The first effect might be called association. Under this
law the karmic Lords are enabled to bring together those
lives (human, subhuman, and superhuman) which have earlier
been associated, and have, therefore, somewhat to work out.
The seven Heavenly Men, for instance, are a few out of the
great band of associated Lives Who have chosen to come into
incarnation in this kalpa for purposes of mutual help and
mutual correction. They are really destined to work
together, but nevertheless on other cosmic planes have
points of contact unknown to us.
Under this attractive pull the informing existences of the
various kingdoms of nature are engaged in mutual
interaction, and thus swing into lesser but similar
activity all the lives of these various bodies of
manifestation. These lines of attraction are veiled in
mystery, and all that it is possible to indicate is the
karma of the Lord of the second or vegetable kingdom with
the Lord of the fifth kingdom, and a close line of linking
energy between the Lord of the mineral kingdom and the
human. These points are only for reference to our own
planetary scheme. The Lord of the Moon chain and the Lord
of our present animal kingdom are "blood brothers" and in
their relationship and the esoteric interference of the
"Man of Men" (the human family personified) is hidden the
mystery of present animal karma and the slaughter of animal
forms, the terror of wild beasts and the work of
Under this Law, too, is found "the Path" upon which 
men lift themselves out of the human state of consciousness
into the divine, but on this there is no need to enlarge.
F.II.2. Form Building
The second effect is form building. Upon this we will not
enlarge at any length, as all that it is at present
possible to impart anent this subject has already been
given in this Treatise, and other works of a similar
nature. It is the middle, or second aspect which is ever
responsible for the construction of a form around a central
nucleus. Students would find it useful to study and
meditate upon the appended tabulation of energy streams and
their objectivising through mutual interplay.
Energies (Tabulation VII)
||Type of Energy
||Nature of Fire
|1. Causal Body.
||Central Spiritual Sun.
||Electric Fire. Positive.
|2. Causal Body.
||Lotus (two petalled).
||Heart of the Sun.
||Cosmic Love (The Son).
||Solar Fire. Harmony. Equilibrium.
|3. Physical Plane Nucleus.
||The Physical Sun.
||Cosmic Activity (Universal Mind).
||Fire by Friction. Negative.
||Type of Energy
||Nature of Fire
|1. Planetary Causal Body.
||Heavenly Man (on his own plane).
||Electric Fire. Positive.
|2. Planetary Causal Body.
||Solar Fire. Harmony. Balance.
|3. Physical Plane Nucleus.
||Fire by Friction. Negative.
||Type of Energy
||Nature of Fire
|1. Human Causal Body.
||Electric Fire. Positive Force.
|2. Human Causal Body.
||Solar Fire. Equilibrising Force.
|3. Plane Nucleus.
||Lower Threefold Man.
||Fire by Friction. Negative.
||Type of Energy
||Nature of Fire
|1. Plane Raja Lord.
||A Deva Hierarchy.
||Central Fire. Initiatory.
|2. Plane Devas.
||Form building Fire.
||The Mother's Heat.
||Type of Energy
||Nature of Fire
|2. Atomic Unit of Form.
||Fire by Friction.
As time goes on, science will become aware of the basic
nature and fundamental accuracy of the method whereby every
form can be divided into its three aspects, and viewed as
an Entity energized by three types of force, emanating from
various points extraneous to the form under consideration.
It can be considered also as expressing in some way or
another, in its various parts, force or energy originating
in the three forces of manifestation, Brahma, Vishnu and
Shiva. Where this is the case and the premise admitted, the
entire outlook on life, on nature, medicine and science and
on methods of construction or destruction will be changed.
Things will be viewed as essential triplicities, men will
be regarded as a combination of energy units, and work with
things and with men from the form
aspect will be
revolutionized. In the tabulation much information is given
anent the form building aspects of energy and the Law of
Attraction as it shows itself in the working of the various
groups of the Army of the Voice. It is this Army which is
responsible for the attraction which is the medium of
bringing together the material required by the free Spirits
in order to construct their bodies of manifestation. The
 vibration initiated by the Sound, which is the
expression of the Law of Synthesis, is succeeded by the
Voice or Word, and that Word as it progresses outward from
the center to the periphery (for, occultly understood, the
Word is "spoken from the Heart") becomes
- A phrase.
- The myriad sounds of nature.
Each of these terms can be explained in terms of
attractive energy, and this attractive energy is likewise
the demonstration of the life of an Existence of some grade
"God speaks and the forms are made." This tabulation should
form the basis of a complete phase of study along this line
and is one of the most basic given in this Treatise.
F.II.3. Adaptation of the Form to the Life
This is the process of gradually providing forms which are
due expressions of the indwelling consciousness which is
the great purpose of what we call "Mother Nature"; this she
does, working under the Law of Attraction which we are
considering. This law, therefore, governs two aspects of
unfoldment, that which concerns the soul or consciousness
aspect and that relating to the Spirit on its own plane. It
is the cause of that continuous cycle of form taking, of
form utilization and of form rejection which characterizes
the incarnations of every kind and type of living being.
The student should here remember that the Existences who
are the attractive force in manifestation, the Dhyan
Chohans, are seven in number, and that, therefore, the
quality of the vehicles which form Their bodies will have
the sevenfold variation according to the specific nature of
the Lords of Life. 
The only way to arrive at a realization of the basic
qualities of these planetary Logoi is through a
consideration of the energy emanating from Them, and it is
this which the true esoteric astrology will eventually
reveal. The time is not yet; it will come when the
scientific consideration of human magnetism, of the
distinctions between the seven types of men, and the nature
of the Ego is more truly followed. Then will be revealed
the nature of planetary magnetism and the quality of any
specific planetary soul as it is known through the
aggregated nature of the men, responsive to and exponents
of any particular planetary Ray. The mystery is increased
by the fact that there are not only certain logoic
qualities manifesting which are not included by the term
"sacred," but that there are numerous other aspects of what
we might term "secondary centers of fire," generated and
making their presence felt. We have a correspondence to
this in the fact that there are centers of energy in man
which are not purely etheric centers but are the product of
the interaction of the etheric centers and certain forms of
negative energy of the lowest kind. Such, for instance, is
the heart. There is the heart center, one of the major
centers on the etheric planes, but there is also the
physical heart which is an energy generator also; there are
the lower organs of generation which are equally a reflex
product with an energy which is the resultant of the higher
vibrations yet which has a quality all its own. This has
its correspondence in the solar system. Many are the lesser
planets and numerous are the planetoids which have an
energy or attractive quality all their own and which, from
the systemic standpoint, must be allowed for in the
measuring of the attraction producing the forms of or upon
any particular planet.
As we know from a study of the Secret Doctrine,
certain of the planetary Logoi are pure and passionless
whilst others are still under the domination of desire and
 of passion. (S. D., I, 214, 449; II, 223) This
quality of Theirs necessarily attracts to Them that which
They need for the due expression of Their life in any
scheme, and controls the nature of those egoic groups who
are (for Them) generating force centers. Hence the nature
of men upon earth. All human beings are paramountly
governed by certain planetary attractions, impressions or
influences which might be enumerated in the order of their
There is, first of all, the attractive pull of the Life of
the planetary Logos of this particular planet. This is
necessarily the strongest and is one of the basic factors
which have settled the lines the human form has taken upon
this planet. There are human beings, or exponents of
self-consciousness on other planets, but the forms they
utilize are not the same as ours.
There is next, the attractive pull of the planetary Logos
Who is the complementary Life to that of our Logos. This
involves a planetary Logos responsive to a vibration which
harmonizes with that of our Logos but Who, when in union
with Him, forms what might be called "the Third" or His
dominant, as the case may be. It is not possible to reveal
whether the blending of the note will mean that our scheme
will absorb that which expresses the note of another
scheme, or vice versa. It means that somewhere in the solar
system is a planetary scheme of some kind (not necessarily
one of the seven or of the ten) which has an interplay with
ours and which, therefore, inevitably affects the egoic
groups. We must note also the fact that – in connection
with the expression of a Heavenly Man – the egoic groups
are energy centers and make His dense physical body
eventually an accomplished fact.
Finally, there is the attractive pull of that planetary
scheme which is esoterically regarded as our polar 
opposite. (What is here said has reference to the other
schemes, for the law persists throughout the solar system.)
It will be apparent, therefore, that the real and esoteric
astrology will deal with four kinds of force, when it seeks
to explain the nature of the Energies which influence any
- The quality of the solar system.
- The quality of the Logos of the planet as it pours
through the chains and globes and rounds in a sevenfold
- The quality of our earth's complementary planet.
- The quality of the attraction of our earth's polar
This involves information as yet veiled in deepest
mystery, but which will unfold as the true psychology is
studied, and which will eventually embody itself in a
fourth fundamental of the Secret Doctrine
later students will have the three as they are now found in
the Proem to that book, plus the fourth. (S. D., I, 42-46)
This might be expected in this fourth round. The true
astrology will reveal the nature of this fourth proposition
at some later date. More attention will eventually be paid
to the planetary influences, and not so much to the signs
of the zodiac where the nature of an Ego is concerned. The
great signs of the zodiac concern the Heavenly Man, and
necessarily, therefore, the Monads of every human being.
The planetary influences must be studied to find out the
quality of a man's Ray, and this in the above indicated
threefold manner. Man is the Monad, therefore, he expresses
a small part of his enfolding life. In this solar system he
is essentially the Ego.
Astrologers should study the planetary schemes in the light
of the Heavenly Man, viewing them as an incarnation 
of a planetary Logos, and thus strive to cast the horoscope
of the planetary Logos. They cannot succeed in doing so,
but in the attempt may learn much and achieve new light
upon a most difficult subject.
In considering this question of the adaptation of the form
to vibration, or the construction of a vehicle which will
be a fitting instrument for spirit, the following factors
must be borne in mind:
- That it is the quality of the indwelling life
which decides the type of form.
- That these qualities are the sumtotal of the
attributes of divinity which the indwelling life has
succeeded in unfolding.
- That these qualities – as may well be surmised – fall
into the usual septenate.
- That they fall also into two groups, those which
concern the lower principles, and are, therefore, four in
number, and those which concern the higher and middle and
are, therefore, three.
This is true of all men, of the Heavenly Men and of
the solar Logos likewise, and there is a mysterious analogy
concerned in the manifestation of the three higher
principles in man (which may be considered as demonstrating
through the perfected Adept, the Bodhisattva) and the three
higher principles of the solar Logos as they demonstrate
through the major three aspects. They form but one
principle showing forth in three ways. So it is with the
unmanifested Monad (unmanifested from the standpoint of the
lower man). That Monad can – at a certain very advanced
stage in evolution, and one far beyond that of the Adept –
have its triple simultaneous manifestation, and show forth
as a Master in the three worlds, as a Bodhisattva on His
own plane and as the emancipated Dhyani Buddha; yet these
Three will be but One, will be  the result of a great
spiritual vibration and will perform the triple work which
may (from the standpoint of the three worlds) appear as the
work of three separate great Existences. They are forms of
three monadic "vestures," worn by the one Monad as a man
wears his three bodies simultaneously, and functions in
330 The Three Vestures
"The stream is crossed. Tis true thou hast a right to
Dharmakaya vesture; but Sambhogakaya is greater than a
Nirvani, and greater still is a Nirmanakaya – the Buddha
– Voice of the Silence, p. 97.
"The three Buddhic bodies or forms are styled:
Nirmanakaya, Sambhogakaya, Dharmakaya.
The first is that ethereal form which one would assume
when leaving his physical he would appear in his astral
body – having in addition all the knowledge of an Adept.
The Bodhisattva develops it in himself as he proceeds on
the path. Having reached the goal and refused its
fruition, he remains on earth, as an Adept; and when he
dies, instead of going into Nirvana, he remains in that
glorious body he has woven for himself, invisible to
uninitiated mankind, to watch over and protect it.
Sambhogakaya is the same, but with the additional
luster of three perfections, one of which is entire
obliteration of all earthly concerns.
The Dharmakaya body is that of complete Buddha, i.e,
no body at all, but an ideal breath; consciousness merged
in the universal consciousness, or soul devoid of every
attribute. Once a Dharmakaya, an Adept or Buddha leaves
behind every possible relation with, or thought for, this
earth. Thus to be enabled to help humanity, an Adept who
has won the right to Nirvana, 'renounces the Dharmakaya
body' in mystic parlance; keeps, of the Sambhogakaya,
only the great and complete knowledge, and remains in his
Nirmanakaya. The esoteric school teaches that Gautama,
Buddha with several of his Arhats, is such a Nirmanakaya,
higher than whom, on account of his great renunciation
and sacrifice for mankind, there is none known."
– Voice of the Silence, p. 98.
One or other of these three can, if so He will, occupy a
body on the physical plane which will not be simply a
created mayavirupa. This is done in one of two ways: either
through the occupancy of a willingly vacated body, as was
the case when the Christ occupied the body of Jesus, or by
a divine over-shadowing of a disciple, as has been and will
be the case. The quality of the form occupied or used, and
the nature of its work depends upon which of the three
higher aspects of the initiating impulse, is manifesting.
Very rarely a more mysterious phenomenon occurs and the
over-shadowing Buddha, Bodhisattva, or Adept each makes His
"appearance"  upon earth thus demonstrating the three
aspects of knowledge, love and will and all taking form.
This may seem to be a great complexity, but it is not so
much stranger after all than the phenomenon of the Monad
(in time and space and during evolution) demonstrating
forth as the Triad, the Ego and the Personality. This type
of triple Avatar only makes its appearance under a peculiar
series of cycles concerned with a group of Monads who were
the most progressed and advanced at the opening of the
mahamanvantara. As yet, there are not many progressed
enough to do this triple work; the Buddha and nine others
being the only Ones as yet remaining in touch with our
particular planet in this particular manner. A few are as
Christ is, and have the power to make a dual appearance.
This type of monad is only found on Rays two, four, six.
If the student bears in mind that the nature of the form is
dependent upon the quality
of the incarnating Life,
he will have also to bear in mind the distinctions between
the various groups of Hierarchies, for the Lives in those
groups are of a quality diverse to each other and the forms
through which they manifest are equally distinct and
diverse. Therefore, we must distinguish between:
- The involutionary groups.
- The evolutionary groups.
- The seven groups of lives which we call the lunar
- Three incorporeal who are the elemental
- Four material who are the forms of the four
kingdoms on the upward arc.
- The seven hierarchies of Lives.
- The seven groups of solar Angels.
There must not be confusion as to the distinction
between the hierarchies of Beings and the seven Rays, for
 though there is close connection, there is no
resemblance. The "Rays" are but the primordial forms of
certain Lives who "carry in their Hearts" all the Seeds of
Form. The Hierarchies are the manifold groups of lives, at
all stages of unfoldment and growth who will use the
The Rays are vehicles and are,
therefore, negative receivers. The Hierarchies are the
users of the vehicles, and it is the nature of these lives
and the quality of their vibration which under this great
Law of Attraction brings to them the needed forms. These
are the two primal distinctions, Life and Form, and these
two are the "Son of God," the second Person of the Trinity
in His form-building aspect. They are the Builders and
equally exist in three groups with their lesser
differentiations. It is not necessary here to place these
groups on certain planes in the solar system.
331 The Twelve Creative Hierarchies
Students are often puzzled in trying to account for the
"twelves" in the cosmos. A correspondent sends the
"In a Study in Consciousness, the three, by an
arrangement of internal groupings, show seven groups;
these may be represented as ABC, ACB, BCA, BAC, CAB, CBA,
and a seventh, a synthesis in which the three are equal.
A second six would be represented by (AB) C, C (AB), A
(BC), (BC) A, (CA) B, B (AC), the two bracketed being
equal and the third stronger or weaker. The two groups of
six, and the group in which the three are equal, would
"This thirteen may be arranged as a circle of twelve,
with one in the center. The central one will be
synthetic, and will be that class in which all three are
equal. The physical correspondence of this will be the
twelve signs of the Zodiac with the Sun at the center,
synthesizing all of them. The spiritual correspondence
will be the twelve Creative Orders with the Logos at the
center, synthesizing all." The arrangement is quite
– The Theosophist, Vol. XXIX, p. 100.
Compare also the Twelve Signs of the Zodiac.
These hierarchies of Beings Who come in on the Ray of Light
from the center are the seeds of all that later is and it
is only as they pass out into manifestation and the forms
which they are to occupy are gradually evolved, that
consideration of the planes becomes necessary. The planes
are to certain of these hierarchies what the sheaths of the
Monad are to it; they are veils for the Life indwelling;
they are media of expression, and exponents of force or
energy of a specialized kind. The quality of a  Ray
is dependent upon the quality of the hierarchy of Beings
who use it as a means of expression. These seven
hierarchies are veiled by the Rays, but each is found
behind the veil of every ray, for in their totality they
are the informing lives of every planetary scheme within
the system; they are the life of all interplanetary space,
and the existences who are expressing themselves through
the planetoids, and all forms of lesser independent life
than a planet. Let me briefly give certain hints concerning
these hierarchies which may serve to elucidate that
contained in the Secret Doctrine concerning them.
What is here imparted is not in itself new, but is the
synthesizing of much already known and its gathering
together in the form of brief enunciated facts.
Each of these seven hierarchies of Beings Who are the
Builders or the Attractive Agents are (in their degree)
intermediaries; all embody one of the types of force
emanating from the seven constellations. Their intermediary
work, therefore, is dual:
- They are the mediators between Spirit and
- They are the transmitters of force from sources
extraneous to the solar system to forms within the solar
Each of these groups of beings is likewise septenary
in nature, and the forty-nine fires of Brahma are the
lowest manifestation of their fiery nature. Each group also
may be regarded as "fallen" in the cosmic sense, because
involved in the building process, or the occupiers of forms
of some degree of density or another.
The first great Hierarchy is emanated from the Heart of the
central Spiritual Sun.332 It is the Son of God
Himself, the First Born in a cosmic sense, even as the
Christ was the "Eldest in a vast family of 
brothers," and the "first flower on the human plant." The
symbol of this Hierarchy is the Golden Lotus with its
twelve petals folded.
It should be remembered that this Hierarchy is literally
the sixth, for five hierarchies have passed on, being the
product of the earlier system, that wherein Intelligence or
Manas was the goal. The five liberated hierarchies are in
their totality the sumtotal of manas. It is the Hierarchy
which is the fifth in order, and which we are told is in
process of achieving final liberation, or taking its fourth
Initiation, which is the cause of certain phenomena upon
our planet which has merited our planet being called the
"Star of Suffering." There is a karmic link between the
animal kingdom and the fifth Creative Hierarchy of the
earlier system which makes itself felt in man in the
necessary crucifixion of the animal physical nature,
particularly along sex lines. We must remember that the
hierarchies work under the Law of Attraction; it is the law
of the Builders.
332 S. D., I, 233-250; III, 565-566.
This first (sixth) Hierarchy has for its type of energy the
first aspect of the sixth type of cosmic electricity, and
wields special power, therefore, in conjunction with the
lowest fire, or "fire by friction," as it makes itself felt
on the sixth plane. There lives are called "the burning
Sons of Desire" and were the Sons of Necessity. It is said
of them in the old Commentary:
"They burned to know. They rushed into the spheres. They
are the longing of the Father for the Mother. Hence do
they suffer, burn, and long through the sixth sphere of
The second Hierarchy is closely allied with the Great Bear.
We are told that They entered through the second ventricle
within the Sacred Heart, and are (as we are told in the
Secret Doctrine) the prototypes of the Monads. They
are the source of monadic Life, but They are not the
Monads; They are far higher. 
This Hierarchy, which is literally the seventh, is the
influx into our system of those Lives who in the first
solar system remained on their own plane, being too sinless
and holy to find opportunity in that very material and
intellectual evolution. Even in this, they will find it
impossible to do more than influence the incarnating Jivas,
imparting to them ability to realize the nature of group
consciousness, the quality of the seven Heavenly Men, but
not being able to express themselves fully. Some clue to
this mystery will come if the student carefully bears in
mind that in our solar system and our seven planes, we have
only the physical body of the Logos, and that that physical
body is a limitation of the expression of His threefold
nature. The first (sixth) Hierarchy might be viewed as
endeavoring to express the mental vibration of the
solar Logos and the second, His emotional, or cosmic
This second (seventh) Hierarchy has for its type of force
the second aspect of the seventh type of force from out of
the many. Some idea of the relative point in evolution of
the solar Logos may be gained by study of the varying
aspects of force which He is demonstrating in this
particular incarnation. It is this energy which drives the
Monads through into physical incarnation for it makes
itself felt on the seventh plane. The energies which are
functioning are those which the Logos has unfolded, and are
the gain of previous incarnations. Gaps necessarily
occur, and certain types of force are lacking, because He
has as yet much cosmically to gain.
It is the energy of this Hierarchy (whose numbers are two
and seven) which results in the manifestation of the Divine
Androgyne, and in the seven centers of force which are the
seven Spiritual Energies.
The third Creative Hierarchy (or the eighth) is a
peculiarly interesting one. They are called "the Triads"
for they hold in themselves the potencies  of triple
evolution, mental, psychical, and spiritual. These Triads
of Life are inherently the three Persons and the flower of
the earlier system from a certain angle. From another
angle, when studied as the "flower of the earlier Eight,"
They are the eightfold points awaiting opportunity to flame
forth. They are the devas who are ready for service, which
is to give to another hierarchy certain qualities which are
lacking. This Hierarchy is regarded as the great donors of
immortality whilst themselves "standing aloof from
incarnation." Lords of Sacrifice and Love are They, but
They cannot pass out of the logoic etheric body into the
dense physical vehicle.
This third Hierarchy wields the third aspect of electric
force of the first type of cosmic energy. They stand for a
recurrent cycle of that first type symbolized by the number
8. The formulae for these electrical energies are too
complicated to be given here, but the student should bear
in mind that these hierarchies express:
- Septenary cosmic energy.
- Cosmic prana.
- Solar energy or electric fire, solar fire and fire by
Each hierarchy manifests a triple energy or an aspect
of each of the above, and that necessitates a ninefold
differentiation, for the two first are triple as is the
third. It is the rejection of the Triadal Lives by units in
the fourth Hierarchy, that of the human Monads, which
precipitates a man eventually into the eighth sphere. He
refuses to become a Christ, a Savior and remains
We have dealt with the first three hierarchies which are
regarded as ever "seeing the Face of the Ruler of the
Deep," or as being so pure and holy that Their forces are
in realized contact with Their emanating source.
We now take up for brief consideration two hierarchies
 which closely concern ourselves, the human
self-conscious entities. These two groups are literally
three, as the fifth Hierarchy is a dual one and it is this
which has led to some confusion and is the occult
significance behind the ill-omened number thirteen. They
are the "Seekers of satisfaction" and the cause of the
second fall into generation, the fact behind the taking of
a lower nature by the Ego. The fourth and the fifth
Hierarchies are the ninth and tenth, or the "Initiates" and
the "Perfect Ones." All human beings, or "Imperishable
Jivas," are those who evolve through a graded series of
initiations either self-induced or brought about on our
planet with extraneous aid. This they achieve through a
"marriage" with the order next to them, the fifth. They are
then completed or perfected, and it is owing to this occult
fact that the fourth Hierarchy is regarded as masculine and
the fifth as feminine.
The fourth Creative Hierarchy is the group wherein the
highest aspect of man, his "Father in Heaven" finds place.
These lives are the points of fire who must become the
flame; this they do through the agency of the fifth
Hierarchy and the four wicks, or the two dual lower
hierarchies. Thus it can be seen that where man is
concerned, the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh hierarchies
are, during the cycle of incarnation, his very self. They
are the "Lords of Sacrifice" and "Lords of Love," the
flower of Atma-buddhi.
In studying these hierarchies, one of the most valuable
lessons to be learned is the place and importance of man in
the scheme. The hierarchy, for instance, which is the
essence of the intangible Life of Spirit, and principle of
Buddhi, is the esoteric cause of the cosmic marriage of
spirit and matter, based on the love and desire of the
Logos, but each hierarchy also expresses itself through one
particular manifestation which comes to be regarded by the
finite mind of man as the hierarchy itself. This  is
not so, and care must be taken to distinguish between these
They are latent germs of force centers and manifest
subjectively; they warm and vitalize groups of forms; they
flower forth and express themselves through the medium of a
form, or another hierarchy. These hierarchies are all
interrelated and are negative or positive to each other as
the case may be.
As is stated in the Secret Doctrine, this hierarchy
is the nursery for the incarnating Jivas; (S. D., I, 238.)
and it carried in it the germs of the Lives which achieved
the human stage in another solar system, but were not able
to proceed beyond that owing to the coming in of pralaya,
which projected them into a state of latency. The condition
of the hierarchy is similar, only on a cosmic scale, to the
condition of the seeds of human life held in a state of
obscuration during an interchain period. The three other
hierarchies dealt with (first, second, and third) were
those who have (in previous kalpas of logoic manifestation)
passed beyond the human stage altogether. They are,
therefore, the formless groups, as the remaining are the
rupa groups or those having forms.
The fourth Creative Hierarchy, or the ninth, must ever be
regarded in this solar system as occupying what might be
considered as the third place,
- First, the Lives or the three Persons of the
- Second, the Prototypes of man, the seven
- Third, man or the lowest manifestation of the
self-conscious Spirit aspect.
This needs to be carefully considered and has no
reference to the form aspect but solely to the nature of
the lives expressing themselves through other lives who are
, or fully intelligent. This,
certain of the hierarchies are not. 
The four lower hierarchies are all concerned with
manifestation in the three worlds, or in the dense physical
body of the solar Logos. They are those who can discard or
pass through the etheric body of the solar Logos and take
forms composed of either gaseous, liquid, or dense
substance. The others cannot. They cannot fall into
Students must bear in mind that from the standpoint of the
Logos, the solar Angels on the mental plane (the fifth
subplane of the cosmic physical plane) are in physical
incarnation, and what is called the "second fall" applies
to this. The first fall has reference to the taking of a
form of cosmic etheric matter, such as is the case with the
Heavenly Men, the prototypes of the human jivas. In this
latter case the bodies used are called "formless" from our
standpoint, and are "vital bodies" animated by cosmic
prana. In the case of ourselves and the remaining groups,
the forms are composed of substance of the three lower
planes (that which the Logos does not regard as principle)
and, therefore, matter responding still to the vibration of
the earlier system. This means that the four lower
hierarchies are links between the life of the past and of
the future. They are the present. They had not finished
their contacts with the active intelligent principle of the
preceding kalpa, and so must continue such contacts in
this. They will work out of it in this system, the four
will become the three and they will then be the three
higher arupa hierarchies of the next system.
Before continuing our consideration of the particular
hierarchies, it is necessary to point out that in these
hierarchies, certain of them are termed "dominant
hierarchies" and others "subsidiary hierarchies." By this
is meant that certain of them are in this solar system
expressing themselves more fully than the others, and this
necessarily entails the consequence that their vibration is
more to be felt than that of the subsidiary groups. 
The dominant groups are the second, fourth and fifth, and
- The second is the great expression of duality,
of the Son as He vitalizes the Sun.
- The fourth is the hierarchy of human Monads
who are the mediators or the synthesizers; they express
the gain of System 1 and the goal of System 2.
- The fifth or tenth is closely linked with the
five liberated hierarchies, and is an expression of their
synthesized life. It might, therefore, be said that the
fifth Hierarchy serves as the representative of the five
liberated groups and the fourth is the representative
group in this system, whilst the second represents (for
man, or these two groups united) that which is the Spirit
aspect, the Father, the Unknown.
The fifth Creative Hierarchy is, as we know from study of
the Secret Doctrine, a most mysterious one. This
mystery is incident upon the relation of the fifth
Hierarchy to the five liberated groups. This relation,
in connection with our particular planet, which is not a
sacred planet, can be somewhat understood if the
history of the Buddha and his work is contemplated. This is
hinted at in the third volume of the Secret
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 
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 center at the base of the spine has to a human being.
It concerns stimulation, and vitalization with a consequent
coordination of the manifesting fires.
A clue to the mystery lies also in the relation of this
fifth group to the two contracting poles. They are the
fivefold Links, the "Benign Uniters" and "the Producers of
the At-one-ment." Esoterically, they are the "Saviors of
the Race" and from Them emanates that principle which – in
conjunction with the highest aspect – lifts the lower
aspect up to Heaven.
When these mysteries are carefully studied, and due
application made to the lives of the greatest exponents of
the at-one-ing principle, it will become apparent how great
and all-important is their place in the scheme.
It is for this reason that the units of the fifth Hierarchy
are called "The Hearts of Fiery Love"; they save through
love, and in their turn these lives are peculiarly close to
the great Heart of Love of the solar Logos. These great
redeeming Angels, who are the Sons of Men on their own true
plane, the mental, are ever, therefore, pictured as taking
the form of twelve-petalled lotuses – this symbology
linking them up with "the Son of Divine Love," the
manifested solar system, which is said to be a cosmic
twelve-petalled lotus, and with the logoic causal lotus,
equally of a twelve-petalled nature.
We have, therefore, a direct flow of energy flowing
- The logoic twelve-petalled egoic Lotus. Cosmic mental
- The solar twelve-petalled Lotus.
- The planetary logoic Heart, also a twelve-petalled
- The twelve-petalled human egoic lotus on the mental
- The twelve-petalled heart center in a human
Or, to word it otherwise, energy flows directly from:
- The solar Logos via three great cosmic centers:
- The central spiritual Sun.
- The heart of the Sun.
- The physical Sun.
- The heart center of the planetary Logos, situated on
the fourth cosmic etheric plane (our buddhic plane).
- The egoic lotus of a human being on the mental plane,
which is literally a correspondence to the "heart of the
sun." The monadic point is a reflection in the human
system of the "central spiritual sun."
- The heart center of a man on the etheric plane of the
physical plane, which is in its turn a correspondence to
the physical sun.
Thus the tiny atom man is linked with the great
central Life of the solar system.
This Fifth Hierarchy is equally, under the law, a
distributor of energy to the fifth subplane of each plane
in the system, only it must be borne in mind that in the
three worlds, it is the fifth subplane counting from above
downward whilst in the worlds of superhuman evolution, it
is the fifth counting from below upwards. This hierarchy
wields, as we know, the dual aspects of manas, one in the
three worlds and one which makes itself felt in higher
It is necessary to bear in mind that all these groups are
(even when termed "formless") the true forms of all that
persists, for all are in the etheric
body of the
solar Logos or planetary Logos. This is a point requiring
careful emphasis; students have for too long regarded the
form as being the dense physical body, whereas to the
occultist the physical body is not the form, but a gross
maya, or illusion, and the true form is the body of
vitality. Therefore, these hierarchies are the sumtotal of
the vital lives and the substratum or the substance of all
that is. We might regard the subject as follows:
- The four superior groups are the hierarchies
expressing themselves through the three cosmic ethers,
the second, third and fourth.
- The two lowest groups are the lives which are found
functioning as the involutionary matter (organized and
unorganized) of the logoic dense physical body, the
liquid and gaseous, with the living substance of the four
higher subplanes of the systemic dense physical
- The fifth Hierarchy has an interesting position as
the "mediating" body between the higher four and those
which are found on the lower three subplanes. There is a
vital and significant correspondence to be found
between the seven head centers and the seven groups of
Egos on the mental plane, and there is an occult analogy
between the three head centers (pineal gland, pituitary
body, and the alta major center) and the expression of
these seven groups of Egos in the three worlds. This
is a most important esoteric fact, and all students of
meditation upon the laws of at-one-ment must take this
analogy into consideration.
It is useful to remember the place of these
hierarchies in the scheme, and to realize that upon the
sumtotal of these vital bodies is gradually gathered the
dense manifestation which we regard as the evolutionary
matter. The forms are built (from the form of all atoms to
the  body of the Ego, from the form of a flower to
the vast planetary or solar lotus) because the hierarchies
exist as the aggregate of germ lives, giving the impulse,
providing the model, and procuring, through their very
existence, the entire raison d'être
of all that is
seen on all planes.
Hierarchies VI and VII.
These sixth and seventh Hierarchies which provide the
substance forms of the three worlds have a vital use and a
most interesting place. From the logoic standpoint, they
are not regarded as providing principles, but from the
standpoint of man they do provide him with his
lowest principles. They hold the same relation to the Logos
as the dense physical body does to man, and all that
concerns the evolution of man must (in this particular
place) be studied as going on within the physical, logoic
vehicle. They deal with the display of physical energy;
with the working out in the physical vehicle, of all divine
purposes, and with the physical organization of a certain
great cosmic Life.
Particularly is this so when we view the two hierarchies
under consideration. They are the lowest residue of the
previous system, and the energy of that matter (liquid,
gaseous and dense) which the vibration of the logoic
permanent atom (on the plane adi) attracts to itself in the
building of the divine form. For purposes of clarification
and of generalization, it might be noted that the seventh
Hierarchy is the life or energy found at the heart of every
atom, its positive aspect, and the sixth Hierarchy is the
life of the forms of all the etheric bodies of every
tangible object. The function of this Hierarchy is well
described in the words of the old Commentary:
"The devas hear the word go forth. They sacrifice
themselves and out of their own substance they build the
form desired. They draw life and the material from
themselves, and yield themselves to the divine impulse."
It is not possible to say much more anent
these two last Hierarchies. Much that concerns them has
been covered in the section of this Treatise
deals with the fire of matter. I would only point out that
just as we teach in the occult wisdom that there is a
definite progression from one kingdom into the next higher
above, so there is a similar activity in the realm of the
hierarchies. The lives which compose a Hierarchy pass in
ordered cycles into the next above, though the word "above"
but serves to mislead. It is consciousness
realization which must be considered as being transferred
and the consciousness of one hierarchy expands into that of
the next higher.
This can also be viewed in terms of energy. The negative
lives of a hierarchy follow the following sequence:
- Negative energy.
- Equilibrated energy.
- Positive energy.
The positive lives of one hierarchy become the
negative lives of another when they pass into it, and this
it is which leads to the general confusion of ideas under
which the average student labors. If he is to comprehend
the matter with accuracy, he must study each hierarchy in a
threefold manner, and view it also in its transitional
state, as the negative blends and merges into the positive,
and the positive becomes the negative pole of a higher
vibratory stage. There are, therefore, nine states of
consciousness through which each hierarchy has to pass, and
some idea of the significance of this and their relativity
can be gained by a consideration of the nine Initiations of
the fourth Creative Hierarchy. Within these nine distinct
expansions through which each life in each hierarchy must
pass, are to be found lesser expansions and it is here that
the main difficulty for the student of divine psychology
lies. The whole subject concerns the  psyche, or
second aspect, of every life – superhuman, human and
subhuman – and only when the true psychology is better
understood will the subject take on its true importance.
Then the nine unfoldments of each hierarchy will be
somewhat comprehended, and their relative importance
Study of the matter in each kingdom will not as yet bring
full enlightenment regarding the constitution of the
elements of the human kingdom and its principles, which are
the manifestations of the different hierarchies. The true
revelation will only come as the following points are
- The triple nature of man.
- The distinctions between the vehicle and that which
utilizes the vehicle.
- The distinction between a Ray which is the expression
of logoic energy and a positive emanation, and a
hierarchy which is a negative emanation of the Logos,
upon which His positive energy impresses itself, driving
that hierarchy on to self expression and forcing the
"marriage of the poles."
The whole subject is very involved and difficult but
light will begin to dawn before long when science
recognizes the nature, place and responsibility of the
etheric body in man, or of his vital body, and its position
as the true form, and basic unit of the dense physical
body. When this has been admitted, and the illuminating
facts recorded and known, when the connection between the
two is grasped, and the necessary deductions and
correlations are made, the whole subject of logoic
manifestation and the work of the Lives on the four higher
planes, with their effect upon the Logoic dense physical
plane (our three worlds of expression) will take on a new
coloring. The thoughts of men will be revolutionized on the
subject of creation;  the terms and expressions now
used will be corrected, and all will be expressed in terms
of form-building energy, and the three modes of electrical
phenomena. This realization is rapidly on its way but only
the generation after the one which the children of the
present age are expressing, will see it demonstrated to
such an extent as to place etheric electrical phenomena
beyond all dispute. This will be done by the coming in of
egos who are fully conscious on the etheric levels and who
can see all that which is now the subject of speculation.
They – from their great numbers and high stage of
intellectuality – will rescue the whole matter from the
realm of controversy and demonstrate the facts.
The work of building forms will never be understood till
the true function of the etheric body is realized. It is
the attractive agent for those lives which are so low an
order as to be occultly inert. These lives, which
are not included in the list of hierarchies, are acted upon
by the sixth and seventh groups and by the energy emanating
from them. They are stirred from the inertia in which they
have rested, and are driven to take their place, and to
form the concrete vehicles of all that is. They are the
lowest manifestation of that which is abstract; they are
the densest concretion of Spirit; they are the failures of
the system preceding this, and their failure is so complete
(from the standpoint of consciousness) that all the
response they can make to the positive vibration of the
seventh Hierarchy is simply to be attracted. They can be
occultly drawn into place but only at the close of this
solar system will they be in a condition to pass into and
become the seventh Hierarchy of the next solar system.
The goal for that which is not a principle is that it shall
become a vital principle through the play of energy upon
it. We are dealing here with that mysterious something
which has been called "the refuse of that which earlier
 was seen," with that latent energy which hid the
lowest vibration of the system before ours, and which was
so heavy, and so inert, as to be regarded beyond the ken of
the Logos. He was unaware of it, and the object before
these peculiar lives which live (and yet are occultly dead)
is that they must force themselves into the range of His
conscious control by response to those lives which are
consciously directed by Him, and who are, therefore, the
Saviors of the lowest.
F.II.4. Group Unity
Group unity must be viewed somewhat from the mystical
standpoint. It is a truism in occultism to say that nothing
stands alone, yet it is a fact that each infinitesimal part
of the whole has three relations:
- To those units which form its body of
- To its own unitary life.
- To that greater unit of which it forms a part.
One of the main things which, it has been said,
underlies logoic purpose, is the working out of ways which
will result in true group unity. All that is to be seen
might be regarded as a gigantic endeavor on the part of a
great Intelligence to produce a group, and evolution is to
be regarded, therefore, as a vast experiment with this
objective in view.
This triple responsibility above referred to exists for the
atom or for the solar Logos, and the trend of the
evolutionary process is to make each unit, microcosm and
macrocosm, an intelligent cooperator, responsive to forces
impinging upon it externally, and aware of its own internal
economy and of the latent forces and energies which it has
to contribute to the good of the whole. Man, standing as he
does at the middle point in evolution, and marking the
stage in the evolution of consciousness where a triple
awareness is possible, – awareness of individuality,
awareness of the forces which are subhuman and  which
must be controlled, and awareness of a place within the
plan and purpose of a greater Man – must, therefore,
rightly be regarded as the most important of the
evolutions, for through him can be worked out intelligently
the laws of group unity for all the three groups,
superhuman, human, and subhuman.
Above him stand those who are too pure or, as it is called,
"too cold" to be immersed in the matter of the three
worlds, below him are found those lives which are too
impure (occultly understood) or "too full of burning matter
and veiled in smoke" to be able to mount of themselves into
regions where stand the unveiled sons of God. Man,
therefore, acts as the mediator, and in him and through him
can be worked out group methods and laws which – in a later
solar system – can form a basic law for unified work. It is
this fact which brings about so much of the peculiar
trouble and nature of the human kingdom, and it might here
be said that on our planet, which is, it must be
remembered, one of the "profane" planets, certain
experiments in connection with this problem have been
undertaken by our planetary Logos. These (if successful)
will result in a great expansion of the knowledge of the
planetary Logos regarding the laws governing all bodies,
and masses. Our planetary Logos has been given the name of
the "experimenting divine Physicist." It is this condition
which makes the humanity of this planet unique in some
respects, for they may be regarded as working out two main
- The problem of establishing a conscious
relation and response, to the animal kingdom.
- The problem of simultaneously receiving and holding
vibrations from superhuman lives and of transmitting them
consciously to the subhuman states. 
All this has to be accomplished by the units of the
human kingdom in full individual consciousness, and the
work of each human being might be regarded therefore as
having in view the establishment of a sympathetic relation
with other human units and with the pitris of the animal
kingdom, and also the development of the power to act as
the transmitter of energies from greater lives than his
own, and to become a transmuting mediating agency.
It might be of interest here to note that it is the problem
of establishing a relation between the animal and himself
which was the original basis of what is called Hatha-Yoga
and tantric magic. The link was sought in this yoga with
that which was known to be similar in the two kingdoms (the
physical body with its activities and purposes) and that
which should be negative in the human kingdom was
stimulated into a positive agency through the power of the
will. That followers of Hatha-Yoga are not aware of this
purpose may be true, but the originating exponents of the
Hatha-Yoga mysteries were well aware of this objective, and
in their zeal for unity between the two kingdoms, sought
unity in the lower aspects, and neglected the real method.
F.III. Group Relations
In establishing group relation with the superhuman
kingdoms, man has not so erred, though relatively little
progress has as yet been made, and few are the human units
who have merged their consciousness with that of the
greater directing Intelligences and yet remained in the
human family. This is the true Raja Yoga.
It will be apparent, therefore, that in the fourth or human
kingdom, wherein the fourth Hierarchy is seeking
experience, there is an effort on foot to effect the
merging or centralization of the forces of three groups,
- Of the energy for which the animal kingdom
- Of purely human energy, 
- Of the spiritual energy of the group which is the
exponent of buddhic force, thus bringing in at the third
great realization, the force of atma itself, of which
buddhi is but the vehicle.
These three streams of force should hold the following
- Buddhic force – Positive.
- Human energy – Equilibrized.
- Animal energy – Negative.
Or, to word it otherwise, the positive controlling
factor in the human group should be spiritual energy,
toward which the animal nature should be entirely
receptive, these two holding towards each other the
relative position of Father-Mother. The purely human energy
serves as the balancing factor and brings about an
adjustment between the Spirit aspect and the material. It
is this triple group relation which makes the microcosm
such a genuine reflection of the greater Man and the Fourth
Kingdom a true exponent of cosmic processes.
The same laws govern the relationship of these three
factors as govern the group interrelation of the
Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva aspects; time and space or "divine
opportunity" play their parts in microcosmic group work as
they do in the macrocosmic, and cyclic evolution proceeds
in its work of group adjustment for both units, in order to
produce eventual group harmony in both cases. It is the
harmony of the individual with himself and with his
environing units, and his realization of the essential
oneness of all life which brings about the great expansions
of consciousness and leads to individual identification
with some greater whole.
The work of a human atom, therefore, is but a replica of
that which proceeds in the planetary, or solar atom, and
serves as an incentive to those minute individual lives
which find their place in the six subhuman kingdoms (the
 three elemental, and the three material). In one
case we have a correspondence of so close a nature as to be
almost a replica on a tiny scale; in the other we have
analogies which produce what may be regarded as a
reflection of the whole; in both cases we have basic group
relations, fundamental group laws which produce group
interrelations, and bring about an essential union between
all the forms of life. It is not my intention to say much
anent group forms and work. It is for the student to study
himself and that which surrounds him, and thus arrive at
his own conclusions. We will, therefore, close this part of
by a brief enumeration of:
- The three atomic relations.
- The seven laws of group work.
- The twenty-two methods of interplay.
These thirty-two phases and ideas must be applied in
degree to all atoms, the tiny lives which are the sumtotal
of all material worlds, the planetary atom, the macrocosm
for all on the five planes, and the solar atom, the
synthesis of all on the seven planes and of the seven
F.III.1. Three Atomic Relations
- Individual. This concerns the central fire of
all atoms and affects the relation of that positive
center to all within its sphere of influence.
- Systemic. This concerns the relation of all
atoms to other atoms which come within their range of
influence, or their scale of contacts.
- Universal. This deals with the identification
of all atoms with these particular groups, and their
consequent submergence in the interests of the greater
It might be noted here that the immediate objective of
the human kingdom is consciously
systemic  relations, and be actively, and
consciously, part of group work. The individual
consciousness of relationship is somewhat established owing
to there being self-consciousness. The work for the
subhuman kingdoms is the establishment of conscious
self-realization, or the bringing about of a distinct
individualism in every form of atomic life, whilst the
object for the superhuman lives is the establishment of a
universal consciousness which will enable every planet and
solar life to be consciously and intelligently part of a
F.III.2. The Seven Laws of Group Work
These can only be expressed largely through the medium of
mystical terms, and it is left to the intuition of the
student to apply them to the more material forms of life.
- Law 1. The Law of Sacrifice. This
involves the immolation and sacrifice of that which has
been realized. This is crucifixion, the basic law of all
group work, the governing principle which results in each
human unit eventually becoming a Savior.
- Law 2. The Law of Magnetic Impulse. The
law governing the primary realizations by any atom of its
environing contacts, and the going out, or feeling after,
by that atom so that eventually a relation between that
which is realized as part of the group and the unit is
established. This is not the same thing as making sense
contacts, as the relation established is between the Self
in all, and not between aspects of the Not-Self. This law
is sometimes called "The first step towards marriage,"
for it results in an eventual union between the man or
atom and the group which produces harmonious group
Law 3. The Law of Service. This law, for
want of a better name, concerns the identification of
an atom with the group interest, and the steady
negation of the atom's own material interests; it
really deals with the process or  method whereby
an atom (positive in its own centralized life)
gradually becomes responsive and receptive to the
positive life of the group. Law 4. The Law of
Repulsion. This law concerns itself with the
ability of an atom to throw off, or refuse to contact,
any energy deemed inimical to group activity. It is
literally a law of service, but only comes consciously
into play when the atom has established certain basic
discriminations, and guides its activities through a
knowledge of the laws of its own being. This law is not
the same as the Law of Repulsion which is used in
connection with the Law of Attraction between forms
which have relation to the material. The laws we are
now considering have relation to the psyche, or to the
Vishnu aspect. One group of laws concern energies
emanating from the physical sun; the ones we are now
considering emanate from the heart of the Sun. The
"repulsion" here dealt with has the effect (when
consciously applied through the developed heart energy
of a human atom, for instance) of furthering the
interests of the repulsed unit and of driving this unit
closer to its own center. Perhaps some idea of the
great beauty of this law as it works out can be
gathered from an occult phrase in a certain old book:
"This repulsive force drives in seven directions, and
forces all that it contacts back to the bosom of the
seven spiritual fathers."
Through repulsion, the units are driven
home and the straying unconscious ones are forced
towards their own center. The Law of Repulsion, or the
stream of energy for which it is but a name, can work
from any center, but as dealt with here, it must
emanate from the heart if it is to bring about the
necessary group work. Law 5. The Law of Group
Progress. This is sometimes called "the Law
of Elevation" for it concerns the mysteries of group
realization, and expansions of  consciousness and
the part each unit plays in the general progress of a
group. In relation to the human family, for instance,
the truth must ever be borne in mind that no human atom
arrives at "fullness of life" without adding much to
the general nature of his own group. The elevation of a
unit results in the raising of the group; the
realization of the unit brings about eventually group
recognition; the initiation of the unit leads finally
to planetary initiation, and the attainment of the goal
by the human atom and his achievement of his objective
brings about steadily and ceaselessly group
achievement. No man liveth to himself, and the
crucifixion of the units throughout the aeons, and
their realization of their essential nature, only in
order to offer up the best they have and realize to the
interests of the group, are but the methods whereby the
work of liberation is carried forward.
Sacrifice, Service, Magnetism ("I, if I be lifted
up, will draw"), Group Progress, Divine Repulsion,
these are but the inadequate terms whereby we seek to
express the divine truth that the whole life and
expression of the solar Logos will only be possible,
and His purpose only be revealed, when He has brought
each atomic unit to the stage of self-realization. Then
He will lead them on to the point of sacrificing that
realized self so that divine purpose and will may be
consummated, and the divine life and glory shine forth
in perfect radiance.
This might be expressed in more material terms by
saying that through the dominance of these laws of the
Soul, the logoic physical body will become an active
expression of His self-realized purpose.
The final two laws concerning group activity can only
be very briefly treated as their true significance is only
apparent to pledged disciples. They concern primarily the
astral and the mental planes, and, therefore the
corresponding vehicles of the group units. A group, it
 should be remembered, which is functioning on the
physical plane is also found in a still larger form on the
astral and the mental. Just as the astral body of a man is
larger than his physical body, and, therefore, has built
into its structure a larger number of atomic units, so a
group contains (astrally considered) more units than on the
physical plane. The laws we are touching upon concern the
relation of the physical plane units to those units who
form a part of the group, and yet are functioning without
the physical plane sheaths or vehicles. The same idea must
be applied to the units devoid of a physical vehicle who
form a component part of the mental body of the group.
These two laws are termed:
- The Law of Expansive Response.
- The Law of the Lower Four.
These laws only become operative in units on the
physical plane which are becoming responsive consciously to
those group workers who are discarnate.
All these laws, from the point of view of a disciple, need
only be considered as operative in the three worlds, though
it is needless to point out that parallels will be found on
all planes. These seven laws are those which are
ascertained and consciously studied in all groups working
under the Masters.
For each of these Laws, there is a definite formula and
symbol. At this stage of teaching or through this Treatise,
it is not possible to reveal or impart the formulas. The
symbol may be described, and if the student will carefully
ponder upon the nomenclature of the Law, its occult name
and its symbol, much may be gathered anent group
interrelations. It is these laws which the coming cycle of
regeneration will enunciate, and which the Great Lord will
demonstrate upon His appearing, and it is these laws which
will gradually be applied to the working  methods of
all organizations, brotherhoods, fraternities and masonic
F.III.2.a. The Laws and Symbols
|No. Exoteric Name
|1. Law of Sacrifice.
||The Law of Those Who Choose to Die.
||A Rosy Cross with Golden Birds.
||Outpouring 4th Ray. At-one-ing factor.
|2. Law of Magnetic Impulse.
||The Law of the Polar Union.
||Two fiery balls and triangle.
||Radiatory energy 2nd Ray. Manifesting factor.
|3. Law of Service.
||The Law of Water and of Fishes.
||A Pitcher on the head of a man.
||Outgoing energy 6th Ray. Vivifying factor.
|4. Law of Repulse.
||The Law of all Destroying Angels.
||An Angel with a flaming sword.
||Rejecting energy 1st Ray. Dispersing factor.
|5. Law of Group Progress.
||The Law of Elevation.
||The Mountain and the Goat.
||Progressive energy 7th Ray. Evolving factor.
|6. Law of Expansive Response.
||(Name not given)
||Flaming Rosy Sun.
||Expansive energy 3rd Ray. Adapting factor.
|7. Law of the Lower Four.
||The Law of Etheric Union.
||A Male and Female Form, placed back to back.
||Fiery energy 5th Ray. Vitalizing factor.
The symbols are as follows:
- Law 1. A rosy cross, with a bird
hovering above it.
- Law 2. Two balls of fire united by a
triangle of fire, thus picturing the triple interplay
between all atomic structures.
- Law 3. A pitcher of water, balanced on
the head of a man, standing in the form of a cross. It is
this law which brings in the energy, symbolized by the
sign Aquarius, and this law is the governing factor of
the Aquarian age. It might here be added that the symbol
for Law 2 was the  origin of the balance or scales
of the sign Libra, but in the course of the ages its true
form was distorted. Not all the astrological signs can be
traced to the symbols, for only a few can be traced back
as far as the Master's ashram.
- Law 4. Here we have the angel with the
flaming sword turning in all directions. This symbolism
is held true in the Bible where the Angel guards the
treasure, and drives man forth in search of another way
of entrance, thus forcing him through the cycle of
rebirth until he finds the portal of initiation. This
portal is occultly regarded as freed from the
intervention of the sword as man has developed the
ability to soar and mount as an eagle on wings.
- Law 5. The symbol for this is the
mountain with a goat standing on the summit, and again an
astrological sign, that of Capricorn, can be noted. All
hard places can be surmounted, and the summit reached by
the "Divine Goat," symbol of the group, viewed as a
- Law 6. The symbol contains a flaming
rosy sun with a sign in the center - a sign symbolizing
the union of fire and water; below this sign is found a
hieroglyphic which may not be given as it gives the clue
to the Earth sign, and the keynote of the physical body
of the planetary Logos.
- Law 7. This symbol takes the form of a
male and female figure standing back to back, the male
figure holding above his head what looks like a shield or
tray of silver, a great reflector, whilst the female
figure holds aloft an urn full of oil. Below this sign is
another hieroglyphic which  contains the secret of
the astral plane, which has to be dominated by the
These seven laws can be worked out along the line of
correspondences. It will be found that the energy of any
particular center and that of any one law can be brought
into line with each other.
F.III.3. The Twenty-two Methods of Group Interplay
These methods of group interplay can only be grasped
through a consideration of the fact that all groups are to
be found on one or other of the seven Rays, and that their
interaction will, therefore, be triple. This must again be
regarded as having:
- A triple internal interplay.
- A triple external interaction.
We might, therefore, take the seven Rays and give the
names for the three ways in which the groups on any
particular ray interact with each other, remembering that
as we consider them, we are really studying the twenty-one
vibrations of the Law of Attraction or motion, with the
basic vibration, which is the synthesis of the twenty-one
added, thus making the twenty-two:
F.III.3.a. Ray Methods of Activity
Ray of Power.
- Destruction of forms through group
- Stimulation of the Self, or egoic principle.
- Spiritual impulse, or energy.
Ray of Love Wisdom.
- Construction of forms through group
- Stimulation of desire, the love principle.
- Soul impulse, or energy.
Ray of Activity or Adaptability.
- Vitalizing of forms through group work.
- Stimulation of forms, the etheric or pranic
- Material impulse, or energy. 
Ray of Harmony, Union.
- Perfecting of forms through group interplay.
- Stimulation of the solar Angels, or the manasic
- Buddhic energy.
Ray of Concrete Knowledge.
- Correspondence of forms to type, through group
- Stimulation of logoic dense physical body, the
- Manasic energy or impulse.
Ray of Abstract Idealism or Devotion.
- Reflection of reality through group work.
- Stimulation of the Man through desire.
- Desire energy, instinct and aspiration.
Ray of Ceremonial Order.
- Union of energy and substance through group
- Stimulation of all etheric forms.
- Vital energy.
These twenty-one methods and their synthesis sum up
very largely all that can be said anent the actions and
motions of all deva substance and all forms. Under the Law
of Attraction, the interplay between these ray forces and
all atomic forms is brought about, and manifestation
becomes a fact in nature, and the great Maya is. It might
here be noted in conclusion that the following factors:
||Methods of activity
make the thirty-two vibrations necessary to
produce, as far as man is concerned, the five planes of
evolution. There are, as we know, the thirty-five
subplanes, or in reality the thirty-two minor vibrations
and the three which dominate. 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.
F.III.3.b. The Seven Hierarchies
|1. The Divine Lives.
||1 or 6
||Closed 12 petalled Lotus Golden.
||One of the 6th Cosmic Force or shakti.
|2. The Burning Sons of Desire.
||2 or 7
||Seven colored Spheres, each with a central
||Two of the 7th Shakti.
|3. The Triads or the Triple Flowers.
||3 or 3
||A triple Flame hovering over a glowing altar.
||Three of the 1st Shakti or type of force.
|4. The Lords of Sacrifice or The Initiates.
||4 or 9
||The Son, standing with outstretched arms in
||Second of the 4th Cosmic energy.
|5. The Crocodiles or the Perfect Ones.
||5 or 10
||The five-pointed Star with the symbol of System 1
in the center.
||Fourth of the 5th Cosmic force (Mahat).
|6. The Sacrificial Fires. The Aspirants.
||6 or 11
||A silver Moon surmounted by an equal armed
||Third of the 6th Cosmic force.
|7. The Baskets of Nourishment or The Blinded
||7 or 12
||A Man reversed with his eyes closed.
||Fourth of the 7th Creative force.
In closing, we might give certain of the symbols
for the twelve Creative Hierarchies. It is not possible to
give the symbols whereby the Adepts know them, for in those
symbols would be revealed much that it is deemed wiser to
guard in secrecy, but the symbols, as they are  found
in records accessible to disciples, may be given, and from
the close scrutiny of these some knowledge as to the
essential character of the hierarchy may be revealed.
The symbols for the five hierarchies which have passed on
may be stated as follows:
- A ball of green fire with three rays of rose.
- A sphere, divided by a Tau, in colors green and
- A bird, with plumage dark and with the eye of radiant
- Two stars of vivid rose linked by a band of
- An ovoid of color indigo with five letters or
symbolic words within its borders.
These hierarchies are also classed together and viewed
as one and are called in esoteric parlance:
"The Lives of that which appeared, rotated and gathered
to themselves the fifth aspect of Mahat."
This symbol, which signifies the liberation
achieved and the gains attained in System One, takes the
form of a blazing altar of pure fire out of which is
escaping a bird of green and gold plumage with five wings
outspread. Above this symbol appear certain hieroglyphics
in the earliest Sensa script signifying, "Still I seek."
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
 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
It is love limiting itself by desire, and for that which is
desired. It is love pouring itself out into forms which are
stimulated and aided thereby; it is the fulfilment of
divine obligations incurred in the dim and distant kalpas
which antedate the triplicity of solar systems which we can
dimly vision, and it is the "Father of Light" (in a cosmic
connotation) pouring Himself out for that which binds Him
and which it is His dharma to lift up to His Throne. It is
not possible to picture the revelation of the Love of the
solar Logos as it reveals itself to the eye of the
illuminated seer, nor to show the nature of the cosmic Lord
of Sacrifice as He limits Himself in order to save. At each
step along the Path, the extent of that love and sacrifice
is opened up as the disciple knows himself to be in tiny
measure also a Lord of Sacrifice and Love. It can only be
appreciated as the two inner rows of egoic petals are
unfolded; knowledge would not reveal it, and it is only as
a man transcends knowledge, and knows himself to be
something non-separative, and inclusive that this
particular revelation comes to him.
This is the secret behind the seven symbols, each one of
which hides an aspect of the sevenfold Love of God as it is
revealed through the hierarchy of Beings, or as the Son
reveals it, Who is the sumtotal of the Love of God.
We might at the same time consider the type of force
wielded by a particular hierarchy.