- The science of objectivity.
- The manifestation of the Son through the Sun and its attendant spheres, or the solar system in its entirety.
- The evolutionary development of consciousness in time and space, therefore, the evolution of spirit and matter.
- What is the relationship of the Son to the Sun?
- What is evolution and how does it proceed?
- Why is this solar system evolving along the lines of duality?
- What is consciousness and what is its place in the present scheme of things? 
- Is there a direct analogy between the development of the following factors: a solar system, a planet, a man, and an atom?
- What is the mind aspect and why is the manasic or mental principle of such importance? Who are the Manasaputras, or the Sons of Mind?
- Why is the progress of evolution cyclic?
- Why, as yet, do we consider certain knowledge as esoteric, and other aspects of knowledge as exoteric?
- What is the relationship between
- The ten planetary schemes?
- The seven sacred planets?
- The seven globes in a chain?
- The seven rounds in a globe?
- The seven root races and the subraces?
- First, that the Son is the radiant result of the union of Spirit and Matter, and may be considered as the totality of the solar system, the Sun and the seven sacred planets.
- Second, that the Son manifests through his qualities of light and heat, as does the solar Sun.
- Third, that the Son is the product of the electrical union of "fire by friction" and electric fire, and is Himself "solar fire" or the manifestation of the other two, hence that which is seen and that which is felt.
- Finally, that the Son, therefore, is the middle manifestation, and is produced by that which is above, and that which is below, in the occult sense. Therefore, the Son on His own plane (the cosmic mental plane), is the egoic body of the Logos in the same sense as the egoic body of the microcosm is the product of the union of the Monad, or Spirit, and matter. Just as the body egoic of man (that which is called the causal body) is only in process of formation, and is not yet perfected, so we may predicate the same of the solar system, as it expresses the Life of God. It is in process of perfecting. The Son, manifesting through the Sun and its sphere of influence, is yet in a state of gradual development, and not until each cell within His body is fully alive and vibrating to a uniform measure, will He be "full grown" and perfected. Not until His radiation and His display of light is perfectly seen and felt, will His place among the heavenly constellations (the Son of God in a cosmic sense) be fully achieved. 
- Gaining experience.
- Making contact.
- Developing full self-knowledge.
- Achieving full mastery or control.
- Attaining "manhood" cosmically. The cosmic Christ must measure up to the stature "of a full grown man," as it is expressed in the Christian Bible (Ep., 4:13).
- Expanding His consciousness. 
- Radiate occult heat beyond their own individualized ring-pass-not.
- Occultly blaze forth and demonstrate light or fiery objectivity.
- Expand so as to include that which lies beyond their own immediate spheres.
- Fuse and blend the two fires so as to produce perfectly the central fire, solar fire.
- Blend Spirit and matter so that a body is produced that will adequately express Spirit.
- Merge the essence within the form, which is occultly  qualified during evolution, with the essence in all forms – humanly, in a planetary sense, and cosmically.
- Attain human, systemic and cosmic manhood.
- Achieve mastery on three planes of the solar system, humanly speaking.
- Achieve mastery on five planes of the solar system, when speaking of a Heavenly Man.
- Achieve mastery on three cosmic planes when speaking of the cosmic Christ, the Son, or the Logos manifesting objectively.
– S. D., I, 560.
These Existences might be enumerated as follows:
- The Seven Heavenly Men. In their totality they make
up the Body of the Grand Man of the Heavens, the Logos.
Other names for these Beings:
- The seven planetary Logoi or Spirits.
- The Prajapatis.
- The seven Lords of the Rays.
- The Dyhan Chohans.
- The seven Spirits before the Throne.
- The seven Archangels.
- The seven Logoi.
- The seven Builders.
They are the informing Entities of the Divine Ray, the Ray of the second Logos, in much the same sense as Fohat and his seven Brothers are the totality of the Primordial Ray. – S. D., I, 100, 108, 155.
- Matter is fecundated by the Primordial Ray of Intelligence. This is the anima mundi, the soul of the world.
- The Primordial Ray is the vehicle for the Divine Ray of Love and Wisdom. The merging of these two is the aim of evolution.
- The Divine Ray is sevenfold. It brings in seven Entities.
- These seven are.
- The Logos of Will or Power.
- The Logos of Love and Wisdom.
- The Logos of Activity.
- The Logos of Harmony.
- The Logos of Concrete Science.
- The Logos of Devotion or Abstract Idealism.
- The Logos of Ceremonial Law or Order.
- Men, The Monad, The Units of Consciousness. They, in their totality, make up the Bodies of the seven Heavenly Men. Each Monad is found upon one of the seven Rays. - S. D., I, 197, 285, 624; S. D., II, 85, 176, 196.
Devas – S. D. I, 308; S. D., II, 107. Such devas
are, for instance:
- The deva Lord of a plane. The sphere of his body is the entire plane.
- Groups of building devas.
Entities involved in the mineral, vegetable, and
animal kingdoms. - S. D., I, 210, 298.
- The life of the third Logos – the atom of matter.
- The life of the second Logos – groups of atoms built into forms (plant, animal).
- The life of the first Logos – the forms indwelt by highest Spirit.
- The spirit of a planet. – S. D., I, 178; S. D., II, 251, 500. He is the sumtotal of the many involutionary lives upon a planet.
- The atom. – S. D., I, 559, 620-622.
- The Son, the Grand Man of the Heavens. He manifests through the Sun and the seven sacred planets, each of whom embodies one of His seven principles, just as He in His totality embodies one of the principles of a greater cosmic Entity.
- A Heavenly Man. He manifests through a planet, and embodies one of the principles of the Son, the Logos. He Himself is likewise developing through seven principles, which are the source of His essential unity with all other Heavenly Men. Cosmically considered, the Son is developing the principle of a greater cosmic Being, that principle which we call love-wisdom. That is the fundamental characteristic He has to develop during His life cycle. Each Heavenly Man, therefore, embodies predominantly a subsidiary principle of the fundamental one. In like manner He Himself has six subsidiary principles, as has the Son.
- A Human Being, Man. He manifests on the physical  plane through form, and has also seven principles; in each life cycle he works at their development. He likewise has His primary coloring, dependent upon the fundamental principle embodied by the Heavenly Man, Who is his originating source. Thus we have:
- THE LOGOS
Father-Spirit – Mother-Matter.
- The Son or the Grand Man of the Heavens, the
conscious logoic Ego
- The Sun and the seven sacred planets
each embodying a:
- Cosmic principle, in six differentiations
by method of:
- Expansion, vibratory stimulation, magnetic interaction, or the law of attraction and repulsion.
- Cyclic progress, rotary repetition, coupled to
spiraling ascension, and developing:
- The quality of love-wisdom, through the utilization of form by the means of active intelligence.
- Full self-consciousness.
- A perfected solar system, or the form, adequate to the needs of the indwelling spirit.
96 Students might compare the following references and then form their own conclusions. – S. D., I, 711 note, 545, 439; II, 811, 830, 581, 582, 426, 454, 654, 371.
- That the entire solar system embodies the consciousness of an Entity, who originates on planes entirely without the solar ring-pass-not.
- That manifestation is periodical and that the Law of
Rebirth is the method that evolution takes in dealing
with a man, a planetary Logos, and a solar Logos. Hence,
the emphasis laid in the Proem of the Secret Doctrine on
the three fundamentals (S. D., I, 42-44.),
- The Boundless Immutable Principle and
- The periodicity of the Universe.
- The identity of all souls with the Oversoul.
- Existence itself.
- Time and space.
- The quality of desire or necessity.
- The acquisitive faculty inherent in life itself. This faculty, by the means of motion, gathers to itself the material whereby it achieves its desire, whereby it fabricates the form through which expression is sought, and whereby it confines itself within the prison of the sheath in order to gain experience.
- Spirit – Father.
- The Son or man.
- Matter – Mother.
- Objectivity, or the manifested Son or Sun.
- Evolution itself.
- The development of quality.
- Time and space.
The universe is an aggregate of states of consciousness. – S. D., II, 633.
Consciousness may be roughly divided into:
- Absolute or God Consciousness – Unmanifested
"I am That I am."
- Universal or Group Consciousness – Manifested Logos.
Consciousness of planetary Logos.
"I am That."
- Individual or Self-Consciousness – Human
- Consciousness or Atomic Consciousness – Subhuman consciousness.
- A planetary Logos – Absolute Consciousness.
- Man – Group Consciousness.
- Atom – Self-Consciousness.
Summation: The Life and the Lives. – S. D., I, 281, 282.
|First Pole||The Point of Union||Second Pole|
|First Logos||Second Logos||Third Logos.|
|The Self||The relation between||The Not-Self.|
|The Knower||Knowledge||The Known.|
One could go on piling up terms, but the above suffices to demonstrate the relationship between the threefold Logos, during manifestation. Emphasis must be laid upon the above fact: The solar system embodies the above logoic relationship during evolutionary objectivity, and the whole aim of progressive development is to bring the Son of the Father and the Mother, to a point of full realization, of complete self-consciousness, and to full and active knowledge. This Son is objectively the solar system, inherently will or power, and subjectively He is love-wisdom. This latter quality is in process of development through the utilization of active intelligence.
- The first solar system – embodied – the "I am" principle,
- The second solar system – is embodying – the "I am that" principle.
- The third solar system – will embody – the "I am that I am" principle.
- The first manifestation, the Personality, embodies the "I am" principle.
- The second manifestation, the Ego, is embodying the "I am that" principle.
- The third manifestation, the Monad, will embody the "I am that I am" principle.
- An atom consists of a spheroidal form containing within itself a nucleus of life.
- An atom contains within itself differentiated molecules, which in their totality form the atom itself. For instance, we are told that the physical atom contains within its periphery fourteen thousand millions of the archetypal atoms, yet these myriads demonstrate as one.
- An atom is distinguished by activity, and shows forth
the qualities of:
- Rotary motion.
- Discriminative power.
- Ability to develop.
- An atom, we are told, contains within itself three major spirals and seven lesser101 which ten are in process  of vitalization, but have not yet attained full activity. Only four are functioning at this stage, and the fifth is in process of development.
- Am atom is governed by the Law of Economy, is coming slowly under the Law of Attraction, and will eventually come under the Law of Synthesis.
- An atom finds its place within all forms; it is the aggregation of atoms that produces form.
- Its responsiveness to outer stimulation:
- Electrical stimulation, affecting its objective form.
- Magnetic stimulation, acting upon its subjective life.
- The united effect of the two stimulations, producing consequent internal growth and development.
- Absolute intelligence thrills through every atom. – S. D., I, 298.
- Wherever there is an atom of matter, there is life. – S. D., I, 245, 269, 279.
- The atom is a concrete manifestation of the Universal Energy. – S. D., I., 201.
- The same invisible lives compose the atoms, etc. – S. D., I, 281.
- Every atom in the universe has the potentiality of self-consciousness. – S. D., I, 132; II, 742.
- Atoms and souls are synonymous in the language of Initiates. – S. D., I., 620, 622.
- The atom belongs wholly to the domain of metaphysics. – S. D., I, 559.
- Deity is within every atom. – S. D., I, 89, 183.
- Every atom is doomed to incessant differentiation. – S. D., I, 167.
- The object of the evolution of the atom is Man. – S. D., I, 206.
- A germ exists in the center of every atom. – S. D., I, 87; II, 622.
- There is heat in every atom. – S. D., I, 112.
- Every atom has 7 planes of being. – S. D., I, 174.
- Atoms are vibrations. – S. D., I, 694.
101 Inner Life: Vol. II, 177-179. Occult Chemistry, p. 22. Occult Chemistry, Appendix II and III. Babbitt's Light and Color, pp. 97-101.
- Its spheroidal shape. Its ring-pass-not is definite and seen.
- Its internal arrangement, which comprises the sphere of influence of any particular atom.
- Its life-activity, or the extent to which the life at the center animates the atom, a relative thing at this stage.
- Its sevenfold inner economy in process of evolution.
- Its eventual synthesis internally from the seven into the three.
- Its group relation.
- Its development of consciousness, or responsiveness.
- A man is spheroidal in form, he can be seen as a circular ring-pass-not, a sphere of matter with a nucleus  of life at the center. In predicating this we are considering the true man in his fundamental position as the Ego, with his sphere of manifestation, the causal body, – that body which forms the middle point between Spirit and matter.
- A man contains within himself differentiated atoms, which in their totality make up the objective form of the man on the planes of his manifestation. All are animated by his life, by his persistent will-to-be; all vibrate according to the point reached by the man in evolution. As seen from the higher planes man demonstrates as a sphere (or spheres) of differentiated matter, vibrating to a certain measure, tinctured by a certain color, and rotating to a fixed key – the key of his life cycle.
- A man is distinguished by activity on one or more
planes in the three worlds, and shows forth the qualities
- Rotary motion, or his particular cycling on the wheel of life, around his egoic pole.
- Discriminative capacity, or the power to choose and gain experience.
- Ability to evolve, to increase vibration and to make contact.
- A man contains within himself three major principles, – will, love-wisdom, active intelligence or adaptability – and their differentiation into the seven principles. These, making the eventual ten of perfected manifestation, are in process of vitalization, but have not yet attained full expression. Only four principles in man are active, and he is in process of developing the fifth, or manasic principle. Note how perfect is the analogy between man, viewed as the lower quaternary developing the principle of mind, and the atom with its four spirillae active, and the fifth in process of stimulation.
- A man is governed by the Law of Attraction, is  evolved through the Law of Economy, and is coming under the Law of Synthesis. Economy governs the material process with which he is not so much consciously concerned; attraction governs his connection with other units or groups, and synthesis is the law of his inner Self, of the life within the form.
- Man finds his place within the group form. Egoic groups and the Heavenly Men are formed by the aggregate of human and of deva units.
- His responsiveness to outer stimulation:
- Electrical stimulation, affecting the outer form, or pranic response.
- Magnetic stimulation, acting upon his subjective life. This emanates from his egoic group, and later from the Heavenly Man, in Whose body he is a cell.
- The united effect of these two stimulations, inducing steady growth and development.
- His spheroidal shape. His ring-pass-not is definite and seen.
- His internal arrangement; his entire sphere of influence is in process of development. At present that sphere is limited and his range of activity is small. As the body egoic is developed, the nucleus of life at the center increases its radius of control until the whole is brought under rule and government.
- His life activity or the extent to which at any given time he demonstrates self-consciousness, or controls his threefold lower nature.
- His sevenfold inner economy; the development of his seven principles. 
- His eventual internal synthesis under the working of the three laws from the seven into the three and later into the one.
- His group relation.
- His development of consciousness, of responsiveness to contact, involving therefore the growth of awareness.
- The sumtotal of consciousness – S. D., I, 626,
- The Creators – S. D., I, 477, 481-485. Compare S. D.,
- They are the seven primary creations, or the taking of the etheric body by a Heavenly Man.
- They are the seven secondary creations, or the
taking of the dense physical body.
Trace this in the Microcosm, and the work of the devas of the ethers in building the body.
- The aggregate of divine intelligence – S. D., I, 488,
- The mind-born Sons of Brahma – S. D., I, 493, S.
D., II, 610, 618.
They are the logoic Quaternary, the Five, and the Seven.
- The seven Rays – S. D., I, 561, S. D., II,
They are the seven paths back to God – Spirit.
They are the seven principles metaphysically.
They are the seven races physically.
- The Lords of ceaseless and untiring devotion – S. D., II, 92.
- The failures of the last system – S.D., II, 243.
- The polar opposites to the Pleiades – S. D., III,
Our system is masculine occultly and the Pleiades is feminine.
A Heavenly Man in His planetary scheme creates in a similar manner. See S. D., II, 626.
- Each Heavenly Man is likewise to be seen as spheroidal in shape. He has His ring-pass-not as has the atom and the man. This ring-pass-not comprises the entire planetary scheme; the dense physical globe of any one chain being analogous in His case to the physical body of any man, and to the atom on the physical plane. Each scheme of seven chains is the expression of the life of an Entity, Who occupies it, as does a man his body, for purposes of manifestation and in order to gain experience. 
- A Heavenly Man contains within Himself that which corresponds to the cells within the vehicles of expression of a human being. The atoms or cells in His body are made up of the aggregate of the deva and human units who vibrate to His key note, and who respond to the measure of His life. All are held together and animated by His will to be, and all vibrate according to the point achieved by Him in evolution. From the cosmic standpoint a Heavenly Man can be seen as a sphere of wondrous life, which includes within its radius of influence the vibratory capacity of an entire planetary scheme. He vibrates to a certain measure, which can be estimated by the activity of the life pulsating at the center of the sphere; the entire planetary scheme is tinctured by a certain color, is rotating to a fixed key which is the key of His life cycle within the still greater mahamanvantara or logoic cycle.
- A Heavenly Man is distinguished by His activity on
one or other of the planes which we call the Triadal, or
Atma-Buddhi-Manas, in the same way as a man is
distinguished by his activity on one of the planes in the
three worlds, mental-astral-physical. Eventually a man is
self-conscious on all three. Eventually a Heavenly Man is
fully self-conscious on the higher three. Every forward
movement or increased vitality in the aggregate of men in
the three worlds, is paralleled by an analogous activity
on the three higher planes. The action and the
interaction between the life animating the groups or the
Heavenly Men, and the life animating the atoms or men who
form the units in groups is both mysterious and
wonderful. A Heavenly Man on His own planes likewise
shows forth the qualities of:
- Rotary motion, or His particular cycling activity around His life wheel, a planetary scheme, and thus around His egoic pole. 
- Discriminating capacity, or the power to choose and thereby gain experience. They are the embodiments of manas or the intelligent faculty (hence Their title of Divine Manasaputras) which comprehends, chooses and discards, thus attaining knowledge and self-consciousness. This manasic faculty They developed in earlier kalpas or solar systems. Their purpose is now to utilize that which is developed to bring about certain specific effects and to attain certain specific goals.
- Ability to evolve, to increase vibration, to gain knowledge, and to make contact. This increased vibration is of a gradual and evolutionary order and proceeds from center to center as it does in man, and as it does in the case of the atomic spirillae. Their aim is to achieve uniformity of contact with each other, and to merge eventually Their separated identities in the One Identity, retaining simultaneously full self-consciousness or individualized self-apprehension.
- A Heavenly Man contains within Himself three major
principles – will, love-wisdom, intelligence, and their
manifestation through the seven principles so often
discussed in our occult literature. These make the ten of
His ultimate perfection, for the seven are resolved into
the three, and the three into the one.
Each Heavenly Man has, of course, His primary coloring or principle as has man and the atom. Man has for his primary coloring or principle that of the Heavenly Man in Whose body he is a unit. He has also the other two major principles (as has the Heavenly Man), and their differentiation into the seven as earlier said. The atom has for primary coloring or principle, that of the egoic ray of the human being for instance in whose body it finds place. This, of course, is in connection with the  physical atom in a man's body. This coloring manifests as the vibration setting the measure of the major three spirillae and the minor seven.
Only four principles in the Heavenly Men are as yet manifesting to any extent, though One of Them is rather in advance of the others, and has the fifth principle vibrating adequately, while certain others are in process of perfecting the fourth. The Heavenly Man of our chain is vibrating somewhat to the fifth principle, or rather is in process of awakening it to life. His fourth vibration or principle in this fourth round or cycle, and on this fourth globe, is awakened, though not functioning as it will in the fifth round. Much of the trouble present in the planet at this time arises from the coming into activity of the higher or fifth vibration, which will be completed and transcended in the next or fifth cycle. The analogy, as in man and the atom, again holds good but not in exact detail.
- A Heavenly Man is governed by the Law of Attraction,
has transcended the Law of Economy, and is rapidly coming
under the Law of Synthesis. Note therefore the gradual
stepping-up of the control and the fact that:
- First. The Law of Economy is the primary law of the atom. The Law of Attraction is coming into control of the atom. The Law of Synthesis is but slightly felt by the life of the atom. It is the law of life.
- Second. The Law of Attraction is the primary law of man. The Law of Economy is a secondary law for man. It governs the matter of his vehicles. The Law of Synthesis is steadily beginning to be felt.
- Third. The Law of Synthesis is the primary law of a Heavenly Man. The Law of Attraction has full sway. The Law of Economy is transcended.
- A Heavenly Man is finding His place within the logoic groups, and is seeking to realize His position among the seven and by realization to approximate unity.
- His responsiveness to outer stimulation. This viewed
from the limited human standpoint touches on realms
unattainable by man's intellect as yet. It deals with:
- Electrical stimulation, and concerns the response to solar radiation, and to paralleling planetary radiation.
- Magnetic stimulation, acting upon His subjective
life. This radiation emanates from sources outside
the system altogether. We might note the following
- Magnetic stimulation of the physical atom emanates from man on astral levels, and later from buddhic levels.
- Magnetic stimulation of man emanates from the Heavenly Men on buddhic, and later on monadic levels.
- Magnetic stimulation of a Heavenly Man emanates extra-systemically, from the cosmic astral, the united effect of these stimulations inducing steady internal development.
- His spheroidal shape. His ring-pass-not, during objectivity, is definite and seen.
- His internal arrangement and His sphere of influence, or that activity animating the planetary chain.
- His spiritual life control at any given period. It is the power whereby He animates His  sevenfold nature. Note the increase of influence as compared to man's threefold radius.
- His eventual ultimate synthesis from the seven into the three and from thence into one. This covers the obscuration of the globes, and the blending into unity of the seven principles which each globe is evolving.
- His evolution under Law and consequent development.
- His group relation.
- His development of consciousness and of awareness.
- A solar Logos, the Grand Man of the Heavens, is equally spheroidal in shape. His ring-pass-not comprises the entire circumference of the solar system, and all that is included within the sphere of influence of the Sun. The Sun holds a position analogous to the nucleus of life at the center of the atom. This sphere comprises within its periphery the seven planetary chains with the synthesizing three, making the ten of logoic manifestation. The Sun is the physical body of the solar Logos, His body of manifestation, and His life sweeps cycling through the seven schemes in the same sense as the life of a planetary Logos sweeps seven times around His scheme of seven chains. Each chain holds a position analogous to a globe in a planetary chain. Note the beauty of the correspondence, yet withal the lack of detailed analogy. (S.D., I 136.)
- A solar Logos contains within Himself, as the atoms
in His body of manifestation, all groups of every kind,
 from the involutionary group-soul to the egoic
groups on the mental plane. He has (for the animating
centers of His body) the seven major groups or the seven
Heavenly Men, who ray forth Their influence to all parts
of the logoic sphere, and who embody within Themselves
all lesser lives, the lesser groups, human and deva
units, cells atoms and molecules.
Seen from cosmic levels, the sphere of the Logos can be visualized as a vibrating ball of fire of supernal glory, containing within its circle of influence, the planetary spheres likewise vibrating balls of fire. The Grand Man of the Heavens vibrates to a steadily increasing measure; the entire system is tinctured by a certain color, – the color of the life of the Logos, the One Divine Ray; and the system rotates to a certain measure, which is the key of the great kalpa or solar cycle, and revolves around its central solar pole.
- The solar Logos is distinguished by His activity on
all the planes of the solar system; He is the sumtotal of
all manifestation, from the lowest and densest physical
atom up to the most radiant and cosmic ethereal Dhyan
Chohan. This sevenfold vibratory measure is the key of
the lowest cosmic plane, and its rate of rhythm can be
felt on the cosmic astral, with a faint response on the
cosmic mental. Thus the life of the logoic existence on
cosmic levels, may be seen paralleling the life of a man
in the three worlds, the lowest of the systemic planes.
On His own planes the Logos likewise shows forth:
- First. Rotary motion. His life as it cycles through a day of Brahma, can be seen spiraling around His greater wheel, the ten schemes of a solar system.
Second. Discriminatory capacity. His first
act, as we know, was to discriminate or choose the
matter he needed for manifestation. That choice was
controlled by: 
- Cosmic Karma.
- Vibratory capacity.
- Responsive coloring or quality.
- Numerical factors involved in cosmic mathematics.
- Third. Ability to progress, to increase vibration, and to gain full self-consciousness on cosmic levels.
- The solar Logos contains within Himself the three major principles or aspects, and their differentiation into seven principles. These make the ten of His ultimate perfection and are eventually synthesized into the one perfected principle of love-wisdom. This ultimate principle is His primary coloring. Each principle is embodied in one of the schemes, and is being worked out through one of the Heavenly Men. Only four principles are as yet manifested to any extent, for the evolution of the Logos parallels that of the Heavenly Men.
- The solar Logos is governed by the Law of Synthesis. He holds all in synthetic unity or homogeneity. His subjective life is governed by the Law of Attraction; His material form is governed by the Law of Economy. He is coming under another cosmic law as yet incomprehensible to men, which law is but revealed to the highest initiates.
- The solar Logos is in process of ascertaining His place within the greater system in which He holds a place analogous to that of a Heavenly Man in a solar system. He seeks first to find the secret of His own existence, and to achieve full Self-Consciousness; secondly to ascertain the position and place of His polar opposite; thirdly to  merge and blend with that polar opposite. This is the cosmic marriage of the Logos.
- A solar Logos is distinguished by His responsiveness
to outer stimulation. This concerns itself with:
- Electrical stimulation or His response to electrical fohatic force emanating from other stellar centers, and controlling largely the action of our system and its movements in space in relation to other constellations.
- Magnetic stimulation, acting upon His subjective Life, and emanating from certain cosmic centers hinted at in the Secret Doctrine. These find their source on cosmic buddhic levels.
- It is their united effect which induces steady development.
- By the spheroidicity of His manifesting existence. His solar ring-pass-not is definite and seen. This can only be demonstrated as yet by the endeavor to ascertain the extent of the subjective control, by the measure of the solar sphere of influence, or the magnetic attraction of the Sun to other lesser bodies which it holds in circular motion around itself.
- By the activity of the life animating the ten schemes.
- By the extent of the control exerted by the Logos at any given period.
- By the ultimate synthesis of the seven schemes into three and thence into one. This covers the obscuration of the schemes and the unification of the seven principles which they embody.
- By His subjection to the Law of His Being.
- By His group relation.
- By His unfoldment of Consciousness, the time factor  being controlled by the measure of the unfoldment of all the conscious units in His body.
- The Monad.
- The threefold Triad, Atma-Buddhi-Manas, or spiritual will, intuition, and higher mind.
- The body egoic or the causal body, the shrine for the buddhic principle. This body is to be built by the power of the mind. It is the manifestation of the three.
- The threefold lower nature, the points of densest objectivity.
- This threefold lower nature is in essence a quaternary – the etheric vehicle, animating life or prana, kama-manas, and lower mind. Manas or the fifth principle, forms the link between the lower and the higher. (S. D., I, 107.)
- Monad, the microcosmic absolute.
The one and only.
- The monadic trinity.
First aspect – Atma or spiritual will.
Second aspect – Buddhi, the Christ principle.
Third aspect – Manas, or higher mind.
- The Son aspect in objectivity.
The body egoic or causal body.
The lower quaternary.
- 1. The mental body.
- 2. The astral or emotional body.108
- 3. Prana, or vital energy.
- 4. Etheric body.
Two higher principles:
- Active intelligence.
- Latent love-wisdom. 
"The energies that express themselves through the lower
kinds of mental matter are so changed by it into slower
vibrations that are responded to by astral matter that the
two bodies are continually vibrating together, and become
very closely interwoven."
- The Ancient Wisdom by Mrs. Besant
- "There are two main cosmic principles in nature:
- Active and passive, male and female. – S. D., II, 556. I, 46.
- Buddhi and mahat. See also S. D., I, 357. II, 649. III, 273.
- These higher principles united produce the three and the seven. – S. D., I, 46.
- They are called the three Rays of Essence and the four Aspects. – S. D., I, 147.
- They can be called the three Vehicles with their three Aspects and Atma. – S. D., I, 182.
- They are also called the three-tongued Flame of the
Four Wicks, – S. D., I, 257.
This is true cosmically and humanly.
- The Principles of the Logos – the seven Planetary Logoi. – S. D., I, 358, 365.
- The Principles of the planetary Logos – The vehicle called a chain. – S. D., I, 194, 196. II, 626.
- The Principles of man – The different vehicles.
- Note also: – S. D., I, 176, 177. II, 630, 631. I, 189.
- Summation: – S. D., III, 475.
- Cosmic Ideation, focused in a principle results as
the consciousness of the individual. – S. D., I, 351.
- Appropriation by the individual of a vehicle produces a display of energy of any particular plane. This energy will be of a peculiar color and quality, according to the plane involved.
- The seven principles are the manifestation of the one
Flame. – S. D., I, 45. III, 374.
Note also the function of the Gods in furnishing man with his principles. – S. D., I. 308.
- The principle of atma. Spiritual nature. Will.
- The principle of buddhi. Love nature. Wisdom.
- The principle of manas. Intelligence nature, Activity.
|I.||The Absolute – The Monad.|
|II.||1.||Prakriti – Active intelligence. The Divine Manasaputra.|
|2.||Purusha – Love-Wisdom. The Vishnu aspect.|
|On the plane of objectivity – The Triad:|
- First Principle – The sphere of manifestation, the monadic egg.
- Second Principle – Atma – Will.
- Third Principle – Buddhi – Pure reason, wisdom.
- Fourth Principle – Manas – Pure mind, higher mind.
- Fifth Principle – Manas – Lower mind.
- Sixth Principle – Kama-manas.
- Seventh Principle – Pure emotion, or feeling.
- Sevenfold objectivity – the material forms.
- Sevenfold subjectivity – the psychic evolution.
- Sevenfold spirituality – the life of the Entity.
- The life of the Heavenly Man in Whose body the human Monad finds a place.
- The life of the Logos in Whose body the Heavenly Man finds place.
|7. The etheric body.||1. The vital body.|
|6. Prana.||2. Vital force.|
|5. Kama-manas.||3. Desire Mind.|
|4. Lower mind||4. Concrete Mind.|
|3. Manas||5. Higher or abstract mind.|
|2. Buddhi||6. Wisdom, Christ force, intuition.|
|1. Atma||7. Spiritual Will.|
This is the lowest enumeration for little evolved man at the present time.
- 1st Principle – Dense physical body. Sthula Sharira.
- 2nd Principle – Etheric body. Linga Sharira.
- 3rd Principle – Prana. Vital energy.
- 4th Principle – Kama-rupa. The energy of desire. – S. D., I, 136.
- 5th Principle – Manas. The energy of thought. The middle principle. – S. D., II, 83, 84. II, 332. S. D., II, 669.
- 6th Principle – Buddhi The energy of love. – S. D., II, 649, 676. S. D., III, 58.
- 7th Principle – Atma. The synthetic principle. – S.
D., I, 357, 201. S. D., III, 142.
See S. D., III, 201, note.
- Buddhi is the vehicle for atma.
- Manas is the vehicle for buddhi.
- Kama-rupa is the vehicle for manas. – S. D., II, 171.
- The etheric body is the vehicle for prana.
- That the physical body is not a principle. – S. D., II, 652. III, 445. III, 652.
- That atma is not a principle. See also S. D., III, 62, 63. III, 293.
(Other enumerations, differing in certain particulars will be found: – S. D., I, 177, 181, 685. II, 669. III, 476, 560. The latter is more esoteric.)
- The Absolute – Atma. Pure will-to-be.
- Buddhi – Pure reason, wisdom.
- Manas – Pure mind.
- The Triad.
- The causal body.
- Lower mind. 
- The etheric body.
- That mistakes in the classification are very possible. – S. D., II, 677.
- That we must seek the occult meaning. – S. D., II, 652.
- That there are really six not seven principles.
- That there are several classifications. – S. D., III, 374, 446.
- That the esoteric enumeration cannot be made to correspond with the exoteric – S. D., III, 476.
- That the numbering of the principles is a question of spiritual progress. – S. D., III, 456, 460.
112 S. D., III, 456.
- The seven sacred planets of the solar system.
- The two which are hid, which are the synthesizing planets.
- The one final synthesizing planet – the Sun. Seven added to two added to one make ten.
- The seven chains of a scheme.
- The two synthesizing chains.
- One ultimate chain. 
- The seven vehicles employed:
- The atmic sheath.
- The buddhic vehicle.
- The causal or egoic body.
- The mental body.
- The astral body.
- The etheric body.
- The dense physical.
- Two synthesizing bodies:
- The causal body.
- The physical body.
- One synthesizing body:
- The monadic sheath.
- Astral – pure desire, emotion, feeling.
- Kama-manas – desire-mind.
- Manas – lower concrete mind.
- Higher manas – abstract or pure mind.
- Buddhi – pure reason, intuition.
- Atma – pure will, realization.
- Monadic – Will, love-wisdom, intelligence.
This is hid in a threefold mystery:
- The mystery of electricity.
- The mystery of the seven constellations.
- The mystery of the ONE ABOVE THE LOGOS.
- Agents of creation. They are the totality of manifestation. – S. D., I, 470.
- They are precosmic. – S. D., I, 470.
- They are the sumtotal of solar and lunar entities. – S. D., I, 152, 470. Compare II, 374.
- They are the seven Biblical Archangels.
They are the seven Forces or creative Powers.
They are the seven Spirits before the Throne.
They are the seven Spirits of the Planets – S. D., I, 472, 153.
- In Their totality They are the Secret Unpronounceable Name. – S. D., I, 473.
- They are the collective Dhyan Chohans. – S. D., I, 477.
- They are the seven Kumaras. The seven Rishis. – S. D., I, 493. III, 196, 327.
- They are the Sons of Light – S. D., I, 521, 522.
- They are the Hierarchy of creative Powers – S. D., I, 233.
- They are the veiled synthesis. – S. D., I, 362.
- They are our own planetary deities. – S. D., I, 153.
- They are all men, the product of other worlds. – S. D., I, 132.
- They are closely connected with the seven stars of the Great Bear. – S. D., I, 488. S. D., II, 332. II 579, 668. S. D., III, 195
- They are symbolized by circles – S. D., II, 582. I They are collectively the fallen Angels. – S. D., II, 284, 541.
114 The Sons of Mind: are known by various terms, such as: "The Manasaputras, the Prajapatis, the Kumaras, the Primordial Seven, the Rudras, the Heavenly Men, the Rishis, the Spirits before the Throne.
- A Man originates on the monadic level, has his main focal point on the fifth level, the mental, but is seeking full conscious development on the three lower planes, the mental, the astral and the physical.
- A Heavenly Man has His source outside the solar system (as man outside the three worlds of his endeavor), has His main focal point on the second plane of the system, the monadic, and is seeking consciousness on the Planes of the Triad – this in relation to all the cells in His body. He developed consciousness on the three  lower planes of the three worlds during the first solar system, again in relation to the cells in His body. Man is repeating His endeavor up to the fifth Initiation which will bring him to a stage of consciousness achieved by a Heavenly Man in a much earlier mahamanvantara. In connection with the initiations this should be carefully borne in mind.
A solar Logos has His origin on a still higher
cosmic level, has his main focal point on the cosmic
mental plane but is expressing Himself through the
three lower cosmic planes just as man is seeking
self-expression in the three worlds. Therefore, the
seven major planes of the solar system are in the same
relation to Him cosmically as the physical plane is to
a human being. They form His etheric and dense bodies.
It might be stated that:
- He vitalizes them by His life and heat.
- He animates them.
- He is fully conscious through them.
- The etheric is in time His lowest principle, but the dense physical is not counted. The dense cosmic physical body is composed of matter of the three lower planes of the solar system, the mental, the astral and the physical. The buddhic plane is consequently the fourth cosmic ether.
- The Heavenly Men form the seven centers in the body of the Logos. Therefore, They are the spheres of fire which animate His body, and each of Them expresses one form of His force manifestation, according to Their place within the body.
- Human beings, when centered within their groups on causal levels, form one or other of the seven centers in the body of a Heavenly Man.
- The solar Logos forms one center in the body of a still greater cosmic ENTITY. Human beings therefore  find their place within one of the forty-nine centers (not groups, for a center may be made up of many groups, corresponding to the different parts) of the seven Heavenly Men. A Heavenly Man, with His seven centers, forms one center in the body of the solar Logos. I would here point out to you the close connection existing between the seven Rishis of the Great Bear and the seven Heavenly Men. The seven Rishis of the Great Bear are to Them what the Monad is to the evolving human unit.
- Repetition in time: The thought of cyclic activity necessitates periods of time of differing length – greater or lesser cycles – but (according to their length) of uniform degree. A manvantara, or Day of Brahma, is always of a certain length, and so is a mahamanvantara. The cycles wherein an atom of any plane revolves upon its axis are uniform on its own plane.
- Repetition in fact: This involves the idea of a key measure, or sound of any particular group of atoms that go to the composition of any particular form. This grouping of atoms will tend to the makeup of a particular series of circumstances and will repeat the measure or sound when an animating factor is brought to bear upon them. When the vitalizing force is contacting at stated periods a certain set of atoms, it will call forth from them a specific sound which will demonstrate objectively as environing circumstances. In other words,  the interplay of the Self and the not-self is invariably of a cyclic nature. The same quality in tone will be called forth by the Self as it indwells the form, but the key will ascend by gradual degrees. It is similar to the effect produced in striking the same note in different octaves, beginning at the base.
- Repetition in space: This concept is involved deep in the greater concept of karma, which is really the law that governs the matter of the solar system, and which commenced its work in earlier solar systems. We have, therefore, cycles in order, and repetition in an ever-ascending spiral, under definite law.
- The solar system repeating its activity – Repetition in Space.
- A planetary chain repeating its activity – Repetition in Time.
- The constant consecutive reverberation of a plane note, of a subplane note, and of all that is called into objectivity by that note – Plane Repetition.
- The tendency of atoms to perpetuate their activity, and thus produce similarity of circumstance, of environment, and of vehicle – Form Repetition.
- The period of the domination of the form note is that of involution.
- The period of the repulsion of form by Spirit is that of the battlefield of the three worlds.
- The period of the attraction of Spirit and Spirit, and the consequent withdrawal from form is that of the Path.
- The period of domination of the note of Spirit is that of the higher planes of evolution.
- In relation to the human being, this might be considered as the rotation of the various sheaths around the central consciousness during any one incarnation.
- In relation to a Heavenly Man it might be considered as the rotation of a globe within a chain, or the period of one incarnation.
- In relation to a solar Logos it might be considered as one complete revolution of the Sun in space, with all that is included within the ring-pass-not.
- In connection with man this might be considered as the revolution of the wheel of life, or the passage of an entity through the three lower planes down into incarnation and back again.
- In connection with a Heavenly Man it might be considered as the cycle which we call a round in which the life of the Heavenly Man cycles through all the seven globes.
- In connection with the solar Logos it is the complete revolution of the solar system around its cosmic center.
- The Universe is in reality but a huge aggregation of states of consciousness. – S. D., II, 633. I, 70, 626.
- Spirit and consciousness are synonymous terms. – S. D., I, 43, 125, 349, 350, 592, 593.
- Every atom in the universe is endowed with consciousness, – S. D., I, 105. II, 709, 742.
- Six types of Consciousness as embodied in the Kingdom of Nature on the five planes of Human Evolution. – S. D., II 123. II, 678.
- The Mineral Kingdom 1.
Intelligent activity. All atoms show ability to select, to discriminate intelligently under the Law of Attraction and Repulsion. – S. D., I, 295.
- Vegetable Kingdom 2.
Intelligent activity plus embryo sensation or feeling.
Animal Kingdom 3.
Intelligent activity, sensation plus instinct, or embryo mentality. – S. D., III, 573, 574.
These three embody the subhuman consciousness.
Human consciousness 4.
Intelligent activity, love or perfected feeling or realization and will, or intelligent purpose. The three aspects. S. D., I, 215, 231.- S. D., II, 552. III, 579.
This is Self Consciousness – the middle point. – S. D., I, 297.
- Spiritual Consciousness 5.
Buddhic realization. The unit is aware of his group. The separated unit identifies himself with his ray or type. – S. D., III, 572. I, 183, 623.
Atmic Consciousness 6.
The consciousness of the unit of the Septenary solar system. – S. D., II, 673. II, 741.
These two embody superconsciousness.
- Logoic consciousness, or the successive states of divine realization within the solar sphere.
- Planetary consciousness, or the consciousness of a Heavenly Man as He cycles successively through the scheme.
- Causal consciousness, or the successive expanding of the intelligent awareness of a human being from life to life.
- Human consciousness, or the awareness of a man on the physical plane, and progressively on the emotional and the mental planes.
- Animal, vegetable and mineral consciousness which differs from the human consciousness in many particulars, and primarily in that it does not coordinate, or deduce and recognize separate identity. It resembles human consciousness in that it covers the response to successive contacts of the units involved during their small cycles.
- Atomic consciousness, demonstrating through successive states of repulsion and attraction. In this last definition lies the key to the other states of consciousness.
- First. Both are in objective manifestation on the physical plane.
- Second. Both are at their point of deepest involution.
- Third. Both are trammeled by matter, and are developing consciousness (egoic consciousness) on the physical plane – man on the solar physical, and the Logos on the cosmic physical plane.
- Fourth. Man has to bring down into conscious full control, the God within. Through that control he must dominate circumstance, make his environment his instrument and manipulate matter. On cosmic levels the Logos does likewise. Both are far from achievement.
- Fifth. Both work in, with, and by, electrical force.
- Sixth. Both come under the laws governing forms and hence both are controlled in time and space by KARMA, which is the Law of forms. It has to do with quality, as force has to do with vibration.
Seventh. Both work through forms made up of:
- Three main types of forms: A mental form, one aspect of manifestation; an astral form, a second aspect; and a physical form, the third aspect. The mental vibration sets the key measure and seeks to utilize and coordinate the physical body at Will. It deals with or links up the consciousness to the three forms in one direction; it repulses and causes separation in another. The astral vibration deals with the quality, with the attractive measure. It is the psychic element. The physical is the meeting ground of consciousness with the material form. This last is the result produced by the union of the key measure and the quality of tone.
- Seven centers of force which hold the three forms in one coherent whole, and cause their vitalization and their coordination. They put the triple unit into correlation with their main center of consciousness on the higher planes, whether that center is the causal body of man, of a planetary Logos, or of a solar Logos.
- Millions of infinitesimal cells, each embodying a lesser life, each in a condition of constant activity, and each repulsing other cells so as to preserve individuality or identity, yet each held to each by a central attractive force. Thus we have produced the objective form of a crystal, a vegetable, an animal, a man, a planet, a system.
- Finally, both work, therefore, in a dual manner and each demonstrates both attraction and repulsion.
Correspondences can here be worked out in connection with:
- The seven Rays, the Lords of Sacrifice, Love and Knowledge.
- The seven states of consciousness.
- The seven states of matter or planes.
- The seven types of forces.
- The seven Initiations and many other septenates.
These six schools are:
- The school of Logic – Proof of right perception.
- The atomic school – System of particulars. Elements. Alchemy and chemistry.
- The Sankhya school – System of numbers. The materialistic school. The theory of the seven states of matter or prakriti.
- The school of Yoga – Union. The rule of daily life. Mysticism.
- The school of Ceremonial Ritual. – Religion. Worship of the devas or Gods.
- The Vedanta school – Has to do with non-duality. Deal with the relation of Atma in man to the Logos.
- The age of the soul.
- Experience developed and used.
- Condition of the brain and the physical body.
- Circumstances and environment.
- The ten planetary schemes?
- The seven sacred planets?
- The seven chains in a scheme?
- The seven globes in a chain?
- The seven rounds on a globe?
- The seven root-races and the seven subraces?
- To attain the consciousness of the realized control of their own individual ring-pass-not, or of their own sphere of activity. This covers the period of evolution up to the first Initiation, or their entrance upon the Path, and thus into the spiritual kingdom. It concerns the awakening of consciousness on the three lower planes.
- To attain the consciousness of the particular center in the body of one of the planetary Logoi – which center embodies their group activity. This carries them to the fifth Initiation, and covers the period wherein consciousness is awakened on the five planes of evolution.
- To attain to the consciousness of the center in the Body of the Logos of which any particular planetary  Logos is the sumtotal. This carries them to the seventh Initiation and covers the period of the awakening of consciousness on the seven planes of the solar system.
- To attain to full self-consciousness, or to individual consciousness on the five planes; to vibrate with conscious activity within Their Own ring-pass-not, a planetary scheme. This covers a period in the scheme of involution, and of that period during the evolutionary stage which is comprised within the first three rounds up to the entrance upon the fourth round.
- To attain to the consciousness of the solar Logos, within Whose body They form the centers. It entails the attainment by a Heavenly Man of a group consciousness of a sevenfold nature, or the achievement of accurate vibratory relationship with the other Heavenly Men Who form the other centers. It carries with it the capacity to have full conscious control on the seven planes of the solar system, and covers that period of development which is undergone in a planetary chain during the fourth, fifth, and sixth rounds. It should be borne in mind that a paralleling recognition should here be given to the fact that the solar Logos holds an analogous position in the body of a cosmic Entity to that held by a Heavenly Man in the body of a solar Logos.
- To attain to the consciousness of a greater center on
cosmic levels. This covers the period of the seventh
round, and gives to a Heavenly Man (when these rounds are
viewed in the light of the Eternal Now, and not from the
standpoint of time and of space) the consciousness of
 the cosmic astral, or the second lowest plane of
the cosmic planes. A great deal of the problem to be seen
slowly working out at this time to a solution is due to
the fact that the control of the Heavenly Man, Whose body
our scheme may be, is as yet but partial, and His cosmic
experience is as yet but imperfect. This necessarily
affects the cells in His body in the same way that lack
of astral control in the case of a human being, affects
his vehicle. It might here be pointed out that the
evolution of the Heavenly Men is unequal, and that our
planetary Logos has not the control, for instance, that
the Heavenly Man of the Venus chain has achieved. In each
round one subplane of the cosmic astral plane is brought
under control, and the consciousness of the Heavenly Man
expands to include one subplane more. The planetary Lord
of Venus has dominated and controlled the five subplanes
and is working on the sixth, Our planetary Logos is
engaged in a similar work on the fourth and fifth. The
work, as in all cycles, overlaps and it might be
- He is perfecting the control of the fourth subplane on the cosmic astral plane, and has nearly completed it. He is beginning to work at the control of the fifth subplane – a control which will be perfected in the fifth round.
- He is sensing and responding to the vibration of the sixth subplane, but is not as yet fully conscious on that subplane.
- We have a corresponding reflection to this in the fourth and fifth root-races on this planet, in which the astral consciousness of the Atlantean cycle is being perfected, the fifth principle is being developed, and the sixth is being gradually sensed. This deserves thoughtful consideration.
- He has to attain to the full consciousness of His entire ring-pass-not, or of the seven planes of the solar system. This covers a period wherein five of the Heavenly Men, or five of His centers, and therefore, five schemes, reach a stage of accurate response to contact and stimulation.
- He has to attain to the consciousness of the cosmic Logos within Whose body He is a center. He must find by experience His place within the cosmic group of which He is a part, in much the same way as a planetary Logos pursues a similar course. This is achieved when all the Heavenly Men or each of the seven centers are awakened and functioning consciously and freely, with their systemic interrelation adjusted and controlled by the Law of Action and Reaction. It brings within His control not only the seven subplanes of the cosmic physical plane (our seven major planes) but necessarily also the cosmic astral plane.
- To attain to the consciousness of the center in the body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID. This center is formed by the sphere of influence of a cosmic Logos. In the body of a cosmic Logos, a solar Logos is a center.
|The Unknown||7 constellations||cosmic Logos||5 cosmic planes.|
|A cosmic Logos||7 solar systems||solar Logos||4 cosmic planes.|
|A solar Logos||7 planetary schemes||Heavenly Man||3 cosmic planes.||Period of 3 solar systems.|
|A Heavenly Man||7 planetary chains||Chohans and groups||2 cosmic planes.||Period of 1 solar system.|
|A Man||7 etheric centers||a Principle||1 cosmic plane.||Period of 1 planetary scheme.|
- Through each etheric center man is bringing to perfect vibration some one principle or quality through which the subjective life may express itself.
- Through each chain in a scheme a Heavenly Man is endeavoring to do the same.
- Through each scheme in a system, a solar Logos working at the same thing; the goal is synthetic quality and not primarily the perfection of the form. The response of the energized form to the qualitative life is naturally – under the law – equal to the demand, but this is of secondary importance and is not the object in view.
- First. The development of individual consciousness.
- Second. The development of group consciousness.
- Third. The development of God consciousness, of that consciousness in each case which represents the highest spiritual Source, and which is recognized as the same in essence as the God within the individual, whether man or solar Logos.
- That the terms "cell, group, or congery of groups" relate entirely to the form of vehicle, and thus to the matter aspect.
- That the idea of an Entity Who synthesizes the groups and is the animating life of the cell has to do with the Spirit aspect.
- Man, the lowest type of coherent consciousness (using the word "consciousness" in its true connotation as the "One who knows") is but a cell, a minute atom within a group.
- A Heavenly Man represents a coherent conscious group.
- A solar Logos on His Own plane holds an analogous
place to that of a Heavenly Man in a solar system, and
from a still higher standpoint to that of a man within
the solar system. When the place of the solar planes
within the cosmic scheme is duly apprehended it will be
recognized that on cosmic levels of a high order the
solar Logos is an Intelligence as relatively low in the
order of cosmic consciousness as man is in relation to
solar consciousness. He is but a cell in the body of the
ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. His work parallels on
cosmic levels the work of man on the solar planes. He has
to undergo on the three lower cosmic planes a process of
developing an apprehension of His environment of the same
nature as man in the three worlds. This fact should be
remembered by all students  of this central division
of our subject; above all the analogy between the cosmic
physical planes and the solar physical planes must be
pondered upon. It holds hid the fourfold mystery:
- The mystery of the Akasha.
- The secret of the fifth round.
- The esoteric significance of Saturn, the third, planet.
- The occult nature of cosmic kundalini, or the electrical force of the system.
- The seven Heavenly Men, considered in relation to the Entity of Whom the solar Logos is a reflection, are as the seven centers in the physical body of a human being. This will be realized as the correspondence between the cosmic physical plane and the systemic physical plane is studied.
- Three of these centers, therefore
- Concern the lower centers of the cosmic Being.
- Have their analogies on the dense, liquid and gaseous planes.
- Are at present the object of the attention of cosmic, kundalini. 
- One of these centers corresponds to the solar plexus and is the synthesizer of the lower three, thus making a quaternary.
- The center which is analogous to that at the base of the spine, or the reservoir of kundalini, has a permanence which is not seen in the other two lower centers. The Heavenly Man Who embodies this principle and is the source of generative heat to His Brothers, must be sought for by the aid of the intuition. Concrete Mind will not here avail.
- The three higher centers, or the Heavenly Men Who correspond to the head, the heart and the throat of the solar Logos, have Their etheric analogies on the three higher etheric levels of the cosmic physical plane, just as the Heavenly Man Who embodies the logoic solar plexus finds His manifesting source on the fourth etheric.
- This Heavenly Man, with His etheric vortex or wheel of force on the fourth cosmic ether, is in this fourth round, a vital factor in planetary evolution.
- When the Heavenly Man, Who is at present
demonstrating through the Earth scheme, has succeeded in
vitalizing His middle center, or in directing the force
of planetary kundalini away from the lower centers to the
solar plexus center, a new cycle will be reached, and
much of the present distress will be ended. His work is
as yet in an embryonic condition, and two and a half more
cycles must transpire before He has accomplished the
necessary work. When that is done, the result in
connection with the human units in incarnation will be
- Sex stimulation, as now understood, will be showing a tendency to manifest in creation, not so much on the physical plane, as on the astral and mental, demonstrating in the creations of art and beauty, and the objective work of the scientists.
- Crime, as now seen, based largely on the sex emotion,  will be a thing of the past, and physical plane license, orgy and horror will be reduced seventy-five per cent.
- The interplay between the three dense physical planets will be perfected and man will pass at will from on to another.
- The progress of development of the Heavenly Men is by
no means uniform. One point has not been emphasized
hitherto, and that is, that the problem before each of
Them is dissimilar, and, therefore, it is not possible
for man correctly to gauge the work done by Them and
Their relative point of attainment. It has been said that
as Venus is in the fifth round, the Venusian Lord is
further progressed than His brothers. This is not
altogether so. Just as in the development of humanity
three main lines may be seen with four lesser lines
merging into one of the three main lines, so in
connection with the Heavenly Men, there are three main
lines of which the Venusian is not one. The Lord of Venus
holds place in the logoic quaternary, as does the Lord of
The main idea underlying the question we have been endeavoring to answer has to do with the relationship between the schemes, chains, rounds, and races, and it should be borne in mind that these manifestations bear the same relationship to a Heavenly Man as incarnations do to a human being. This gives the opportunity here to bring out perhaps a little more clearly the place of cycles in the evolution of all these Entities from a man up to a cosmic Logos, via a Heavenly Man and a solar Logos. (S. D., I, 258.) Just as it is pointed out in the Secret Doctrine that there are greater and lesser cycles in the evolution of a solar system, so it can be predicated equally of a Heavenly Man, of a human being, and of an atom This brings us, therefore, to another statement:
- The cycles in the evolutionary process of all these Entities may be divided mainly into three groups, though necessarily these groups can be extended into septenates and into an infinity of multiples of seven. 
- One hundred years of Brahma.
- A year of Brahma.
- A day of Brahma.
- The period of a planetary scheme.
- The period of a planetary chain.
- The period of a planetary round.
- The period of manifestation on a globe.
- The period of a root-race.
- The period of a subrace.
- The period of a branch race.
- Those on the evolutionary arc, such as in the animal kingdom. 
- Those on the involutionary arc, such as the totality of all elemental material forms within His sphere of influence. All the involutionary lives, as earlier pointed out, form the vehicles for the spirit of the planet, or the planetary entity, who is the sumtotal of the elemental essences in process of involution. He holds a position (in relation to a Heavenly Man) analogous to that held by the different elementals that go to the makeup of man's three bodies, physical, astral and mental, and he is – like all manifesting beings – threefold in his nature, but involutionary. Therefore, man and devas (differentiating the devas from the lesser Builders) form the SOUL of a Heavenly Man. Other lives form his BODY, and it is with body and soul that we are concerned in these two divisions of our thesis ON FIRE. One group manifests the fire of matter, the other group the fire of mind, for the devas are the personification of the active universal mind, even though man is considered manasic in a different sense. Man bridges in essence; the devas bridge in matter.
- The Monadic cycle, which corresponds in man to the 100 years of Brahma, and to a planetary scheme.
- The Egoic cycle.
- The Personality cycle.
- Differentiation, the involutionary process, or the one becoming the many, the homogeneous becoming the heterogeneous.
- Balance, or the process of karmic adjustment.
- Synthesis, or spiritualization, the many again becoming the One.
- Obscuration, or liberation, the end of the evolutionary process, or the freeing of Spirit from the limitations of matter.
- The development of consciousness or the awakening of the faculty of awareness,
- The achievement of a certain proportion of permanent faculty, or the definite increase of the content of the causal body,
- The making of karma, or the setting in motion (by action) of causes which necessitate certain unavoidable effects,
- As before, his consciousness expands, but he begins to work intelligently from above and does not work blindly on the lower planes. 
- The building of the causal body is carried to full completion, and he begins next to shatter what he earlier wrought, and to destroy the Temple so carefully constructed, finding it too to be a limitation.
- He ceases to make karma in the three worlds, but begins to work it off, or, literally, to "wind up his affairs."