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Copyright 1980 by CONCORD GROVE PRESS

THE GREAT BREATH
The Secret Doctrine, i 42-43

STANZA I

6. THE SEVEN SUBLIME LORDS AND THE SEVEN
TRUTHS HAD CEASED TO BE (a), AND THE
UNIVERSE, THE SON OF NECESSITY, WAS IMMERSED
IN PARANISHPANNA (b) (absolute perfection,
Paranirvana, which is Yong-Grub) TO BE OUT-
BREATHED BY THAT WHICH IS AND YET IS NOT.
NAUGHT WAS (c).

(a) The seven sublime lords are the Seven
Creative Spirits, the Dhyan-Chohans, who
correspond to the Hebrew Elohim. It is the
same hierarchy of Archangels to which
St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and others belong,
in the Christian theogony. Only while
St. Michael, for instance, is allowed in
dogmatic Latin theology to watch over all
the promontories and gulfs, in the Esoteric
System, the Dhyanis watch successively over
one of the Rounds and the great Root-races
of our planetary chain. They are, moreover,
said to send their Bodhisattvas, the human
correspondents of the Dhyani-Buddhas (of
whom vide infra) during every Round and
Race. Out of the Seven Truths and
Revelations, or rather revealed secrets,
four only have been handed to us, as we are
still in the Fourth Round, and the world
also has only had four Buddhas, so far. This
is a very complicated question, and will
receive more ample treatment later on.
So far "There are only Four Truths, and
Four Vedas"--say the Hindus and Buddhists.
For a similar reason Irenaeus insisted on
the necessity of Four Gospels. But as every
new Root-race at the head of a Round must
have its revelation and revealers, the next
Round will bring the Fifth, the following
the Sixth, and so on.
(b) "Paranishpanna" is the absolute
perfection to which all existences attain
at the close of a great period of activity,
or Maha-Manvantara, and in which they rest
during the succeeding period of repose. In
Tibetan it is called Yong-Grub. Up to the
day of the Yogacharya school the true nature
of Paranirvana was taught publicly, but
since then it has become entirely esoteric;
hence so many contradictory interpretations
of it. It is only a true Idealist who can
understand it. Everything has to be viewed
as ideal, with the exception of Paranirvana,
by him who would comprehend that state, and
acquire a knowledge of how Non Ego,
Voidness, and Darkness are Three in One and
alone Self-existent and perfect. It is
absolute, however, only in a relative sense,
for it must give room to still further
absolute perfection, according to a higher
standard of excellence in the following
period of activity--just as a perfect flower
must cease to be a perfect flower and die,
in order to grow into a perfect fruit--if a
somewhat Irish mode of expression may be
permitted.
The Secret Doctrine teaches the progressive
development of everything, worlds as well as
atoms; and this stupendous development has
neither conceivable beginning nor imaginable
end. Our "Universe" is only one of an
infinite number of Universes, all of them
"Sons of Necessity," because links in the
great Cosmic chain of Universes, each one
standing in the relation of an effect as
regards its predecessor, and being a cause
as regards its successor.
The appearance and disappearance of the
Universe are pictured as an outbreathing and
eternal, and which, being Motion, is one of
the three aspects of the Absolute --
Abstract Space and Duration being the other
two. When the "Great Breath" is projected,
it is called the Divine Breath, and is
regarded as the breathing of the Unknowable
Deity -- the One Existence -- which breaths
out a thought, as it were, which becomes the
Kosmos. (See "Isis Unveiled.") So also is it
when the Divine Breath is inspired again the
Universe disappears into the bosom of "the
Great Mother," who then sleeps "wrapped in
her invisible robes."

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PERPETUAL MOTION
The Secret Doctrine, i 54-56

STANZA II

2.....WHERE WAS SILENCE? WHERE WERE THE EARS
TO SENSE IT? NO! THERE WAS NEITHER SILENCE
NOR SOUND (a). NAUGHT SAVE CEASELESS,
ETERNAL BREATH (Motion) WHICH KNOWS ITSELF
NOT (b).

(a) The idea that things can cease to exist
and still BE, is a fundamental one in
Eastern psychology. Under this apparent
contradiction in terms, there rests a fact
of Nature to realise which inn the mind,
rather than to argue about words, is the
important thing. A familiar instance of a
similar paradox is afforded by chemical
combination. The question whether Hydrogen
and Oxygen cease to exist, when they combine
to form water, is still a moot one, some
arguing that since they are found again when
the water is decomposed they must be there
all the while; others contending that as
they actually turn into something totally
different they must cease to exist as them-
selves for the time being; but neither side
is able to form the faintest conception of
the real condition of a thing, which has
become something else and yet has not ceased
to be itself. Existence as water may be said
to be, for Oxygen and Hydrogen, a state of
Non-being which is "more real being" than
their existence as gases; and it may faintly
symbolise the condition of the Universe when
it goes to sleep, or ceases to be, during
the "Nights of Brahma" -- to awaken or re-
appear again, when the dawn of the new
Manvantara recalls it to what we call
existence.
(b) The "Breath" of the One Existence is
used in its application only to the
spiritual aspect of Cosmogony by Archaic
esotericism; otherwise, it is replaced by
its equivalent in the material plane --
Motion. The One Eternal Element, or element-
containing Vehicle, is Space, dimensionless
in every sense; co-existing with which are--
endless duration, primordial (hence
indestructable) matter, and motion --
absolute "perpetual motion" which is the
"breath" of the "One" Element. This breath,
as seen, can never cease, not even during
Pralayic eternities. (See "Chaos, Theos,
Kosmos," in Part II.)
But the "Breath of the One Existence" does
not, all the same, apply to the One
Causeless Cause or the "All Be-ness" (in
contradistinction to All-Being, which is
Brahma, or the Universe). Brahma (or Hari)
the four-faced god who, after lifting the
Earth out of the waters, "accomplished the
Creation," is held to be only the
instrumental, and not, as clearly implied,
the ideal Cause. No Orientalist, so far,
seems to have thoroughly comprehended the
real sense of the verses in the Purana, that
treat of "creation."
Therein Brahma is the cause of the potencies
that are to be generated subsequently for
the work of "creation." When a translator
says, "And from him proceed the potencies to
created, after they had become the real
cause": "and from IT proceed the potencies
that will create as they become the real
cause" (on the material plane) would perhaps
be more correct? Save that one (causeless)
ideal cause there is no other to which the
universe can be referred. :Worthiest of
ascetics! through its potency -- i.e.,
through the potency of that cause -- every
created thing comes by its inherent or
proper nature." If, in the Vedanta and
Nyaya, nimitta is the efficient cause, as
contrasted with upadana, the material cause,
(and in the Sankhya, pradhana implies the
functionsof both); in the Esoteric
philosophy, which reconciles all these
systems, and the nearest exponent of which
is the Vedanta as expounded by the Advaita
Vedantists, none but the upadana can be
speculated upon; that which is in the minds of the Vaishnavas (the Vasishta-dvaita) as
the ideal in contradistinction to the real
-- or Parabrahm and Isvara -- can find no
room in published speculations, since that
ideal even is a misnomer, when applied to
that of which no human reason, even that of
an adept, can conceive.
To know itself or oneself, necessitates
consciousness and perception (both limited
faculties in relation to any subject except
Parabrahm), to be cognized. Hence the
"Eternal Breath which knows itself not."
Infinity cannot comprehend Finiteness. The
Boundless can have no relation to the
bounded and the conditioned. In the occult
teachings, the Unknown and the Unknowable
MOVER, or the Self-Existing, is the absolute
divine Essence. And thus being Absolute
Consciousness, and Absolute Motion -- to the
limited senses of those who describe this
indescribable -- it is unconsciousness and
immoveableness. Concrete consciousness
cannot be predicated of abstract Conscious-
ness, any more than the quality wet can be
predicated of water -- wetness being its own
attribute and the cause of the wet quality
in other things. Consciousness implies
limitations and qualifications; something to
be conscious of, and someone to be conscious
of it. But Absolute Consciousness contains
the cognizer, the thing cognized and the
cognition, all three in itself and all three
one. No man is conscious of more than that
portion of his knowledge that happens to
have been recalled to his mind at any
particular time, yet such is the poverty of
language that we have no term to distinguish
the knowledge not actively thought of, from
knowledge we are unable to recall to memory.
To forget is synonymous with not to
remember. How much greater must be the
difficulty of finding terms to describe, and
to distinguish between, abstract meta-
physical facts or differences. It must not
be forgotten, also, that we give names to
things according to the appearances they
assume for ourselves. We call absolute con-
sciousness "unconsciousness," because it
seems to us that is must necessarily be so,
just as we call the Absolute, "Darkness,"
because to our finite understanding it
appears quite impenetrable, yet we recognize
fully that our perception of such things
does not do them justice. We involuntarily
distinguish in our minds, for instance,
between unconscious absolute consciousness,
and unconsciousness, by secretly endowing
the former with some indefinite quality that
corresponds, on a higher plane than our
thoughts can reach, with what we know as
consciousness in ourselves. But this is not
any kind of consciousness that we can manage
to distinguish from what appears to us as
unconsciousness.

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Thanks Emerald

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You're welcome, SunChild

as I have time I will type
out the rest of the chapters..
..there are many Golden nuggets
in it!

I can type, while in the Other Realm..
getting two things done at One Time...

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Thanks for posting, Lotus!

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LIFE
The Secret Doctrine, i 57-59

STANZA II

3. THE HOUR HAD NOT YET STRUCK; THE RAY HAD
NOT YET FLASHED INTO THE GERM (a); THE
MATRI-PADMA (mother lotus) HAD NOT YET
SWOLLEN(b).*

(a) The ray of the "Ever Darkness" becomes,
as it is emitted, a ray of effulgent light
or life, and flashes into the "Germ" -- the
point in the Mundane Egg, represented by
matter in its abstract sense. But the term
"Point" must not be understood as applying
to any particular point in Space, for a germ
exists in the centre of every atom, and
these collectively form "the Germ;" or
rather, as no atom can be made visible to
our physical eye, the collectivity of these
(if the term can be applied to something
which is boundless and infinite) forms the
noumenon of eternal and indestructible
matter.

4. HER HEART HAD NOT YET OPENED FOR THE ONE
RAY TO ENTER, THENCE TO FALL AS THREE INTO
FOUR IN THE LAP OF MAYA (a).

(a) The Primordial Substance had not yet
passed out of its precosmic latency into
differentiated objectivity, or even become
the (to man, so far) invisible Protyle of
Science. But, as the hour strikes and it
becomes receptive of the Fohatic impress of
the Divine Thought (Logos, or the male
aspect of the Anima Mundi, Alaya) -- its
heart opens. It differentiates, and the
THREE (Father, Mother, Son) are transformed
into four. Herein lies the origin of the
double mystery of the Trinity and the
immaculate Conception. The first and
Fundamental dogma of Occultism is Universal
Unity (or Homogeneity) under three aspects.
This led to a possible conception of Deity,
which as an absolute unity must remain
forever incomprehensible to finite
intellects. If thou

*An unpoetical term, yet still very graphic.
(See foot-note to Stanza III.)

wouldest believe in the Power which acts
within the root of a plant, or imagine the
root concealed under the soil, thou hast to
think of its stalk or trunk and of its
leaves and flowers. Thou canst not imagine
that Power independently of these objects.
Life can be known only by the Tree of Life..
.." (Precepts for Yoga.) The idea of
Absolute Unity would be broken entirely in
our conception, had we not something
concrete before our eyes to contain that
Unity. And the deity, being absolute, must
be omnipresent, hence not an atom but
contains IT within itself. The roots, the
trunk and its many branches are three
distinct objects, yet they are one tree.
Say the Kabalists: "The Deity is one, be-
cause It is infinite. It is triple, because
it is ever manifesting." This manifestation
is triple in its aspects, for it requires,
as Aristotle has it, three principles for
every natural body to become objective:
privation, form, and matter.* Privation
meant in the mind of the great philosopher
that which the Occultists call the proto-
types impressed in the Astral Light -- the
lowest plane and world of Anima Mundi. The
union of these three principles depends upon
a fourth -- the LIFE which radiates from the
summits of the Unreachable, to become an
universally diffused Essence on the
manifested planes of Existence. And this
QUATERNARY (Father, Mother, Son, as a UNITY,
and a quaternary, as a living manifestation)
has been the means of leading to the very
archaic Idea of Immaculate Conception, now
finally crystallized into a dogma of the
Christian Church, which carnalized this
metaphysical idea beyond any common sense.
For one has but to read the Kabala and study
its numerical methods of interpretation to
find the origin of that dogma. It is purely
astronomical, mathematical, and pre-
eminently metaphysical: the Male element in
Nature (personified by the male deities and
Logoi -- Viraj, or Brahma; Horus, or Osiris,
etc., etc.) is born through, not from, an
immaculate source, personified by the

*A Vedantin of the Visishtadwaita philosophy
would say that, though the only independent
Reality, Parabrahmam is inseparable from his
trinity. That He is three, "Parabrahmam,
Chit, and Achit," the last two being
dependent realities unable to exist
separately; or, to make it clearer,
Parabrahmam is the SUBSTANCE -- changeless,
eternal, and incognizable -- and Chit
(Atma), and Achit (Anatma) are its
qualities, as form and colour are the
qualities of any object. The two are the
garment, or body, or rather attribute
(Sarira) of Parabrahmam. But an Occultist
would find much to say against this claim,
and so would the Adwaitee Vendantin.

"Mother"; because that Male having a Mother
cannot have a "Father" -- the abstract Deity
being sexless, and not even a Being but
Be-ness or Life itself.



Mystical Christianity teaches self-
redemption through one's own seventh
principle, the liberated Paramatma, called
by the one Christ, by others Buddha; this
is equivalent to regeneration, or rebirth
in spirit, and it therefore expounds just
the same truth as the Nirvana of Buddhism.
--THE MAHA CHOHAN

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HIRANYAGARBHA
The Secret Doctrine, i 63-67

STANZA III

2. THE VIBRATION SWEEPS ALONG, TOUCHING WITH
ITS SWIFT WING (simultaneously) THE WHOLE
UNIVERSE, AND THE GERM THAT DWELLETH IN
DARKNESS: THE DARKNESS THAT BREATHES (moves)
OVER THE SLUMBERING WATERS OF LIFE(a).

(a) The Pythagorean Monad is also said to
dwell in solitude and darkness like the
"germ." The idea of the "breath" of Darkness
moving over "the slumbering Waters of life,"
which is primordial matter with the latent
Spirit in it, recalls the first chapter of
Genesis. Its original is the Brahminical
Narayana (the mover on the Waters), who is
the personification of the eternal Breath of
the unconscious All (or Parabrahm) of the
Eastern Occultists. The Waters of Life, or
Chaos -- the female principle in symbolism
-- are the vacuum (to our mental sight) in
which lie the latent Spirit and Matter. This
it was that made Democritus assert, after
his instructor Leucippus, that the
primordial principles of all were atoms and
a vacuum, in the sense of space, but not of
empty space, as "Nature abhors a vacuum"
according to the Peripatetics, and every
ancient philosopher.
In all Cosmogonies "Water" plays the same
important part. It is the base and source
of material existence. Scientists, mistaking
the word for the thing, understood by water
the definite chemical combination of oxygen
and hydrogen, thus giving a specific meaning
to a term used by Occultists in a generic
sense, and which is used in Cosmogony with
a metaphysical meaning. Ice is not water,
neither is steam, although all three have
precisely the same chemical composition.


3. "DARKNESS" RADIATES LIGHT, AND LIGHT
DROPS ONE SOLITARY RAY INTO THE WATERS, INTO
THE MOTHER DEEP. THE RAY SHOOTS THROUGH THE
VIRGIN EGG; THE RAY CAUSES THE ETERNAL EGG
TO THRILL, AND DROP THE NON-ETERNAL
(periodical) GERM, WHICH CONDENSES INTO THE
WORLD EGG (a).

(a) The solitary ray dropping into the
mother deep may be taken as meaning Divine
Thought or Intelligence, impregnating chaos.
This, however, occurs on the plane of meta-
physical abstraction, or rather the plane
whereon that which we call a metaphysical
abstraction is a reality. The Virgin-egg
being in one sense abstract Egg-ness, or
the power of becoming developed through
fecundation, is eternal and for ever the
same. And just as the fecundation of an egg
takes place before it is dropped; so the
non-eternal periodical germ which becomes
later in symbolism the mundane egg, contains in itself, when it emerges from the said symbol, "the promise and potency"
of all the Universe. Though the idea per se
is, of course, an abstraction, a symbolical
mode of expression, it is a symbol truly, as
it suggests the idea of infinity as an
endless circle. It brings before the mind's
eye the picture of Kosmos emerging from and
in boundless space, a Universe as shoreless
in magnitude if not as endless in its
objective manifestation. The simile of an
egg also expresses the fact taught in
Occultism that the primordial form of every-
thing manifested, from atom to globe, from
man to angel, is spheroidal, the sphere
having been with all nations the emblem of
eternity and infinity -- a serpent swallow-
ing its tail. To realize the meaning, how-
ever, the sphere must be thought of as seen
from its centre. The field of vision or of
thought is like a sphere whose radii proceed
from one's self in every direction, and
extend out into space, opening up boundless
vistas all around. It is the symbolical
circle of pascal and the Kabalists, "whose
centre is everywhere and circumference no-
where," a conception which enters into the
compound idea of this emblem.
The "Mundane Egg" is, perhaps, one of the
most universally adopted symbols, highly
suggestive as it is, equally in the
spiritual, physiological, and cosmological
sense. Therefore, it is found in every
world-theogony, where it is largely
associated with the serpent symbol; the
latter being everywhere, in philosophy as in
religious symbolism, an emblem of eternity,
infinitude, regeneration, and rejuvenation,
as well as of wisdom. (See Part II. "Tree
and Serpent and Crocodile Worship.") The
mystery of apparent self-generation and
evolution through its own creative power
repeating in miniature the process of Cosmic
evolution in the egg, both being due to heat
and moisture under the efflux of the unseen
creative spirit, justified fully the
selection of this graphic symbol. The
"Virgin Egg" is the microcosmic symbol of
the macrocosmic prototype -- the "Virgin
Mother " -- Chaos or the Primeval Deep. The
male Creator (under whatever name) springs
forth from the Virgin female, the immaculate
root fructified by the Ray. Who, if versed
in astronomy and natural sciences, can fail
to see its suggestiveness? Cosmos as
receptive Nature is an Egg fructified -- yet
left immaculate; once regarded as boundless,
it could have no other representation than
a spheroid. The Golden Egg was surrounded by
seven natural elements (ether, fire, air,
water), "four ready, three secret." It may
be found stated in Vishnu Purana, where
elements are translated "Envelopes" and a
secret one is added: "Aham-kara" (see
Wilson's Vishnu Purana, Book I., p. 40). The
original text has no "Aham-kara;" it
mentions seven Elements without specifying
the last three (see Part II. on "The Mundane
Egg").


4. (Then) THE THREE (triangle) FALL INTO THE
FOUR (quaternary). THE RADIANT ESSENCE
BECOMES SEVEN INSIDE, SEVEN OUTSIDE (a). THE
LUMINOUS EGG (Hiranyagarbha), WHICH IN
ITSELF IS THREE (the triple hypostases of
Brahma, or Vishnu, the three "Avasthas"),
CURDLES AND SPREADS IN MILK-WHITE CURDS
THROUGHOUT THE DEPTHS OF MOTHER, THE ROOT
THAT GROWS IN THE OCEAN OF LIFE (b).

The use of geometrical figures and the
frequent allusions to figures in all ancient
scriptures (see Puranas, Egyptian papyri,
the "Book of the Dead" and even the Bible)
must be explained. In the "Book of Dzyan,"
as in the Kabala, there are two kinds of
numerals to be studied -- the figures, often
simple blinds, and the Sacred Numbers, the
values of which are all known to the
Occultists through Initiation. The former is
but a conventional glyph, the latter is the
basic symbol of all. That is to say, that
one is purely physical, the other purely
metaphysical, the two standing in relation
to each other as matter stands to spirit --
the extreme poles of the ONE Substance.
As Balzac, the unconscious Occultist of
French literature, says somewhere, the
Number is to Mind the same as it is to
matter: "an incomprehensible agent;"
(perhaps so to the profane, never to the
Initiated mind). Number is, as the great
writer thought, an Entity, and, at the same
time, a Breath emanating from what he called
God and what we call the ALL; the breath
which alone could organize the physical
Kosmos, "where naught obtains its form but
through the Deity, which is an effect of
Number." It is instructive to quote Balzac's
words upon this subject: --

The smallest as the most immense creations,
are they not to be distinguished from each
other by their quantities, their qualities,
their dimensions, their forces and
attributes, all begotten by NUMBER? The
infinitude of the Numbers is a fact proven
to our mind, but of which no proof can be
physically given. The mathematician will
tell us that the infinitude of the numbers
exists but is not to be demonstrated. God is
a Number endowed with motion, which is felt
but not demonstrated. As Unity, it begins
the Numbers, with which it has nothing in
common..... The existence of the Number
depends on Unity, which, without a single
Number, begets them all..... What! unable
either to measure the first abstraction
yielded to you by the Deity, or to get hold
of it, you still hope to subject to your
measurements the mystery of the Secret
Sciences which emanate from that Deity?.....
And what would you feel, were I to plunge
you into the abysses of MOTION, the Force
which organizes the Number? What would you
think, were I to add that Motion and Number*
are begotten by the WORD, the Supreme Reason
of the Seers and Prophets, who, in days of
old, sensed the mighty Breath of God, a
witness to which is the Apocalypse?

*Number, truly; but never MOTION. It is
Motion which begets the Logos, the Word,
in occultism.

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Thanks again for what you are typing out, I have the books, though, one of the most helpful things is to be given parts to read, I can not simply just read this from front to back. As for the actual content: I will post my thoughts soon

This is the nitty gritty and I'm delighted to see it being posted. The books itself are an Initation. We are making progress

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SunChild, I'm glad to post it!
H.P. Blavatsky's works are an
initiation, I agree..14 years
ago, I read many of her works..
The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled,
which consists of two volumes each..
heavy duty digestion..only half
made sense then..now, it makes
total sense!

I will be typing all of this work out!
It's 90 pages in all, easy digestion!

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THE FIERY DRAGON
The Secret Doctrine, i 75-77

In the "Book of Hermes," Pymander, the
oldest and the most spiritual of the Logoi
of the Western Continent, appears to
Hermes in the shape of a Fiery Dragon of
"Light, Fire, and Flame." Pymander, the
"Thought Divine" personified, says: "The
Light is me, I am the Nous (the mind or
Manu), I am thy God, and I am far older
than the human principle which escapes
from the shadow ("Darkness," or the
concealed Deity). I am the the germ of
thought, the resplendent Word, the Son
of God, the Father.* The celestial Ocean,
the Aether....is the Breath of the Father,
the life-giving principle, the Mother,
the Holy Spirit,....for these are not
separated, and their union is LIFE."...
If the student bears in mind that there
is but One Universal Element, which is
infinite, unborn, and undying, and that
all the rest--as in the world of phenomena
--are but so many various differentiated
aspects and transformations (correlations,
they are now called) of that One, from
Cosmical down to microcosmical effects,
from super-human down to human and sub-
human beings, the totality, in short, of
objective existence--then the first and
chief difficulty will disappear and Occult
Cosmology may be mastered.* All the
Kabalists and Occultists, Eastern and
Western, recognise (a) the identity of
"Father-Mother" with primordial Aether
or Akasa, (Astral Light);* and (b) its
homogeneity before the evolution of the
"Son," cosmically Fohat, for it is Cosmic
Electricity. "Fohat hardens and scatters
the seven brothers" (Book III. Dzyan);

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which means that the primordial Electric
Entity--for the Eastern Occultists insist
that Electricity is an Entity--electrifies
into life, and separates primordial stuff
or pregenetic matter into atoms, themselves
the source of all life and consciousness.
"There exists an universal agent unique of
all forms and of life, that is called Od,*
Ob, and Aour, active and passive, positive
and negative, like day and night: it is the
first light in Creation" (Eliphas Levi's
Kabala):--the first Light of the Primordial
Elohim--the Adam, "male and female"--or
(scientifically) ELECTRICITY AND LIFE.

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(c) The ancients represented it by a
seerpent, for "Fohat hisses as he glides
hither and thither" (in zigzag). The
Kabala figures it with the Hebrew letter
Teth, whose symbol is the serpent which
played such a prominent part in the
Mysteries. Its universal value is nine,
for it is the ninth letter of the alphabet
and the ninth door of the fifty portals
or gateways that lead to the concealed
mysteries of being. It is the magical agent
par excellence, and designates in Hermetic
philosophy "Life infused into primordial
matter," the essence that composes all
things, and the spirit that determines
their form. But there are two secret
Hermetical operations , one spiritual, the
other material-correlative, and for ever
united. "Thou shalt separate the earth from
the fire, the subtle from the solid...that
which ascends from earth to heaven and
descends again from heaven to earth. It
(the subtile light), is the strong force
of every force, for it conquers every
subtile thing and penetrates into every
solid. Thus was the world formed" (Hermes).
It was not Zeno alone, the founder of the
Stoics, who taught that the Universe
evolves, when its primary substance is
transformed from the state of fire into
that of air, then into water, etc.
Heracleitus of Ephesus maintained that
the one principle that underlies all
phenomena in Nature is fire. The
intelligence that moves the Universe is
fire, and fire is intelligence. And while
Anaximenes said the same of air, and
Thales of Miletus (600 years B.C.) of
water, the Esoteric Doctrine reconciles
philosophers by showing that though each
was right the system of none was complete.
--The Secret Doctrine, i 75-77
*By "God, the Father," the seventh
principle in Man and Kosmos are here
unmistakably meant, this principle being
inseparable in its Esse and Nature from
the seventh Cosmic principle. In one
sense it is the Logos of the Greeks and
the Avalokiteswara of the esoteric
Buddhists.

*In the Egyptian as in the Indian theogony
there was a concealed deity, the ONE, and
the creative, androgynous god. Thus Shoo
is the god of creation and Osiris is, in
his original primary form, the "god whose
name is unknown." (See Mariette's Abydos
II.,p.63, and Vol. III.,pp.413,414,
No. 1122.)

*See next note.

*Od is the pure life-giving Light, or
magnetic fluid; Ob the messenger of
death used by the sorcerers, the
nefarious evil fluid; Aour is the
synthesis of the two, Astral Light
proper. Can the Philologists tell why
Od--a term used by Reichenbach to
denominate the vital fluid--is also
a Tibetan word meaning light, brightness,
radiance? It equally means "Sky" in an
occult sense. Whence the root of the
word? But Akasa is not quite Ether, but
far higher than that, as will be shown.

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COSMIC ELECTRICITY
The Secret Doctrine, i 81-85


STANZA III

9. LIGHT IS COLD FLAME, AND FLAME IS FIRE,
AND THE FIRE PRODUCES HEAT, WHICH YIELDS
WATER, THE WATER OF LIFE IN THE GREAT MOTHER
(Chaos)(a).

(a) It must be remembered that the words
"Light," "Fire," and "Flame used in the
Stanzas have been adopted by the translators
thereof from the vocabulary of the old "Fire
philosophers,"* in order to render better
the meaning of the archaic terms and symbols
employed in the original. Otherwise they
would have remained entirely unintelligible
to a European reader. But to a student of
the Occult the terms used will be
sufficiently clear.
All these -- "Light," "Flame," "Hot,"
"Cold," "Fire," "Heat," "Water," and the
"water of life" are all, on our plane, the
progeny; or as a modern physicist would say,
the correlations of ELECTRICITY. Mighty
word, and a still mightier symbol! Sacred
generator of a no less sacred progeny; of
fire -- the creator, the preserver and the
destroyer; of light -- the essence of our
divine ancestors; of flame -- the Soul of
things. Electricity, the ONE Life at the
upper rung of Being, and Astral Fluid, the
Athanor of the Alchemists, at its lowest;
GOD and DEVIL, GOOD AND EVIL....
Now, why is Light called in the Stanzas
"cold flame"? Because in the order of cosmic
evolution (as taught by the Occultist), the
energy that actuates matter after its first
formation into atoms is generated on our
plane by Cosmic heat; and because Kosmos, in
the sense of dissociated matter, was not,
before that period. The first primordial
matter, eternal and coeval with Space,
"which has neither a beginning nor an end,"
is "neither hot nor cold, but is of its own
special nature," says the Commentary (Book
II). Heat and cold are relative qualities
and pertain to the realms of the manifested
worlds, which all proceed from the
manifested Hyle, which, in its absolutely
latent aspect, is referred to as the "cold
Virgin," and

*Not the Mediaeval Alchemists, but the Magi
and Fire-Worshippers, from whom the
Rosicrucians or the Philosophers per ignem,
the successors of the theurgists borrowed
all their ideas concerning Fire, as a mystic
and divine element.

when awakened to life, as the "Mother." The
ancient Western Cosmogonic myths state that
at first there was but cold mist which was
the Father, and the prolific slime (the
Mother, Ilus or Hyle), from which crept
forth the Mundane snake-matter (Isis, vol.
i., p. 146). Primordial matter, then, before
it emerges from the plane of the never-
manifesting, and awakens to the thrill of
action under the impulse of Fohat, is but
"a cool Radiance, colourless, formless,
tasteless, and devoid of every quality and
aspect." Even such are her first-born, the
"four sons," who "are One, and become
Seven," -- the entities, by whose
qualifications and names the ancient Eastern
Occultists, called the four of the seven
primal "centres of Forces," or atoms, that
develop later into the great Cosmic
"Elements," now divided into the seventy or
so sub-elements, known to science. The four
primal natures of the first Dhyan Chohans,
are the so-called (for want of better terms)
"Akasic," "Ethereal," "Watery," and "Fiery,"
answering, in the terminology of practical
occultism, to scientific definitions of
gases, which, to convey a clear idea to both
Occultists and laymen must be defined as
Parahydrogenic,* Paraoxygenic,
Oxyhydrogenic, and Ozonic, or perhaps
Nitr-ozonic; the latter forces or gases (in
Occultism, supersensuous, yet atomic
substances) being the most effective and
active when energising on the plane of more
grossly differentiated matter.* These are
both electro-positive and electro-negative.

*"beyond," outside.

*Each of these and many more are probably
the missing links of chemistry. They are
known by other names in Alchemy and to the
Occultists who practise in phenomenal
powers. It is by combining and recombining
in a certain way (or dissociating) the
"Elements" by means of astral fire that the
greatest phenomena are produced.

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10. FATHER-MOTHER SPIN A WEB WHOSE UPPER END
IS FASTENED TO SPIRIT (Purusha), THE LIGHT
OF THE ONE DARKNESS, AND THE LOWER ONE TO
MATTER (Prakriti) ITS (the Spirit's)
SHADOWY END; AND THIS WEB IS THE UNIVERSE
SPUN OUT OF THE TWO SUBSTANCES MADE IN ONE,
WHICH IS SWABHAVAT (a).

(a) In the Mandukya (Mundaka) Upanishad it
is written, "As a spider throws out and
retracts its web, as herbs spring up in the
ground ... so is the Universe derived from
the undecaying one" (I. 1. 7). Brahma, as
"the germ of unknown Darkness," is the
material from which all evolves and develops
"as the web from the spider, as foam from
the water," etc. This is only graphic and
true, if Brahma the "Creator" is, as a term,
derived from the root brih, to increase or
expand. Brahma "expands" and becomes the
Universe woven out of his own substance.
The same idea has been beautifully expressed
by Goethe, who says:

Thus at the roaring loom of Time I ply,
And weave for God the garment thou see'st
Him by.

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Emerald, thank you for typing this. It's all very, very precious. Thank you for putting in the time.

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Linda Jones, SunChild, and Randall..
you are all very welcome, it's truly
my pleasure ...


11. IT (the web) EXPANDS WHEN THE BREATH OF
FIRE (the Father) IS UPON IT; IT CONTRACTS
WHEN THE BREATH OF THE MOTHER (the root of
Matter) TOUCHES IT. THEN THE SONS (the
Elements with their respective Powers, or
Intelligences) DISSOCIATE AND SCATTER, TO
RETURN INTO THEIR MOTHER'S BOSOM AT THE END
OF THE "GREAT DAY" AND REBECOME ONE WITH HER
(a). WHEN IT (the web) IS COOLING, IT BE-
COMES RADIANT, ITS SONS EXPAND AND CONTRACT
THROUGH THEIR OWN SELVES AND HEARTS; THEY
EMBRACE INFINITUDE. (b)

The expanding of the universe under the
breath of FIRE is very suggestive in the
light of the "Fire mist" period of which
modern science speaks so much, and knows in
reality so little.
Great heat breaks up the compound elements
and resolves the heavenly bodies into their
primeval one element, explains the
commentary. "Once disintergrated into its
primal constituent by getting within the
attraction and reach of a focus," or centre
of heat (energy), of which many are carried
about to and fro in space, a body, whether
alive or dead, will be vapourised and held
in "the bosom of the Mother" until Fohat,
gathering a few of the clusters of Cosmic
matter (nebulae) will, by giving it an
impulse, set in motion anew, develop the
required heat, and then leave it to follow
its own new growth.
The expanding and contracting of the Web --
i.e., the world-stuff or atoms -- expresses
here the pulsatory movement; for it is the
regular contraction and expansion of the
infinite and shoreless Ocean of that which
we may call the noumenon of matter emanated
by Swabhavat, which causes the universal
vibration of atoms. But it is also
suggestive of something else. It shows that
the ancients were acquainted with that which
is now the puzzle of many scientists and
especially of astronomers: the cause of the
first ignition of matter or the world-stuff,
the paradox of the heat produced by the
refrigerative contraction and other such
Cosmic riddles. For it points unmistakably
to a knowledge by the ancients of such
phenomena. "There is heat internal and heat
external in every atom," say the manuscript
Commentaries, to which the writer has had
access; "the breath of the Father
(or Spirit) and the breath (or heat) of the
Mother (matter);" and they give explanations
which show that the modern theory of the
extinction of the solar fires by loss of
heat through radiation, is erroneous. The
assumption is false even on the Scientists'
own admission. For as Professor Newcomb
points out (Popular Astronomy, pp. 506-508),
"by losing heat, a gaseous body contracts,
and the heat generated by the contraction
exceeds that which it had to lose in order
to produce the contraction." This paradox,
that a body gets hotter as the shrinking
produced by its getting colder is greater,
led to long disputes. The surplus of heat,
it was argued, was lost by radiation, and to
assume that the temperature is now lowered
pari passu with a decrease of volume under
a constant pressure, is to set at nought the
law of Charles (Nebular Theory, Winchell).
Contraction develops heat, it is true; but
contraction (from cooling) is incapable of
developing the whole amount of heat at any
time existing in the mass, or even of
maintaining a body at a constant
temperature, etc. Professor Winchell tries
to reconcile the paradox -- only a seeming
one in fact, as Homer Lanes proved, -- by
suggesting "something besides heat." "May it
not be," he asks, "simply a repulsion among
the molecules, which varies according to
some law of the distance?" But even this
will be found irreconcilable, unless this
"something besides heat" is ticketed
"Causeless Heat," the "Breath of Fire," the
all-creative Force plus ABSOLUTE
INTELLIGENCE, which physical science is not
likely to accept.
However it may be, the reading of this
Stanza shows it, notwithstanding its archaic
phraseology, to be more scientific than even
modern science.


12. THEN SVABHAVAT SENDS FOHAT TO HARDEN THE
ATOMS. EACH (of these) IS A PART OF THE WEB
(Universe). REFLECTING THE "SELF-EXISTENT
LORD" (Primeval Light) LIKE A MIRROR, EACH
BECOMES IN TURN A WORLD....*

"Fohat hardens the atoms"; i.e., by infusing
energy into them: he scatters the atoms or
primordial matter. "He scatters himself
while scattering matter into atoms" (MSS.
Commentaries).
It is through Fohat that the ideas of the
Universal Mind are impressed upon matter.
Some faint idea of the nature of Fohat may
be gathered from the appellation "Cosmic
Electricity" sometimes applied to it; but to
the commonly known properties of electricity
must, in this case, be added others, includ-
ing intelligence. It is of interest to note
that modern science has come to the
conclusion, that all cerebration and brain-
activity are attended by electrical
phenomena. (For further details as to
"Fohat" see Stanza V. and Comments.)

*This is said in the sense that the flame
from a fire is endless, and that the lights
of the whole Universe could be lit at one
simple rush-light without diminishing its
flame.

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FOHAT
The Secret Doctrine, i 106-112


1. THE PRIMORDIAL SEVEN, THE FIRST SEVEN
BREATHS OF THE DRAGON OF WISDOM, PRODUCE IN
THEIR TURN FROM THEIR HOLY CIRCUMGYRATING
BREATHS THE FIERY WHIRLWIND (a).

(a) This is, perhaps, the most difficult of
all the Stanzas to explain. Its language is
comprehensible only to him who is thoroughly
versed in Eastern allegory and its purposely
obscure phraseology. The question will
surely be asked, "Do the Occultists believe
in all these 'Builders,' 'Lipika,' and 'Sons
of Light' as Entities, or are they merely
imageries?" To this the answer is given as
plainly: After due allowance for the imagery
of personified Powers, we must admit the
existence of these Entities, if we would not
reject the existence of spiritual humanity
within physical mankind. For the hosts of
these Sons of Light and 'Mind-born Sons' of
the first manifested Ray of the UNKNOWN ALL,
are the very root of spiritual man." Unless
we want to believe the unphilosophical dogma
of a specially created soul for every human
birth -- a fresh supply of these pouring in
daily, since "Adam" -- we have to admit the
occult teachings. This will be explained in
its place. Let us see, now, what may be the
occult meaning of this Stanza.
The Doctrine teaches that, in order to be-
come a divine, fully conscious god, -- aye,
even the highest -- the spiritual primeval
INTELLIGENCES must pass through the human
stage. And when we say human, this does not
apply merely to our terrestrial humanity,
but to the mortals that inhabit any world,
i.e., to those Intelligences that have
reached the appropriate equilibrium between
matter and spirit, as we have now, since the
middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the
Fourth Round was passed. Each Entity must
have won for itself the right of becoming
divine, through self-experience. Hegal, the
great German thinker, must have known or
sensed intuitionally this truth when
saying, as he did, that the Unconscious
evolved the Universe only "in the hope of
attaining clear self-consciousness," of be-
coming, in other words, MAN; for this is
also the secret meaning of the usual
Puranic phrase about Brahma being
constantly "moved by the desire to create."
This explains also the hidden Kabalistic
meaning of the saying: "The Breath becomes
a stone; the stone, a plant; the plant, an
animal; the animal, a man; the man, a
spirit; and the spirit, a god." The Mind-
born Sons, the Rishis, the Builders, etc.,
were all men -- of whatever forms or shapes
-- in other worlds and the preceding
Manvantaras.
This subject, being so very mystical, is
therefore the most difficult to explain in
all its details and bearings; since the
whole mystery of evolutionary creation is
contained in it. A sentence or two in it
vividly recalls to mind similar ones in the
Kabala and the phraseology of the
King Psalmist (civ.), as both, when speaking
of God, show him making the wind his
messenger and his "ministers a flaming
fire." But in the Esoteric doctrine it is
used figuratively. The "fiery Wind" is the
incandescent Cosmic dust which only follows
magnetically, as the iron filings follow the
magnet, the directing thought of the
"Creative Forces." Yet, this cosmic dust is
something more; for every atom in the Uni-
verse has the potentiality of self-
conciousness in it, and is, like the Monads
of Leibniz, a Universe in itself, and for
itself. It is an atom and an angel.
In this connection it should be noted that
one of the luminaries of the modern
Evolutionist School, Mr. A.R. Wallace, when
discussing the inadequacy of "natural
selection" as the sole factor in the
development of physical man, practically
concedes the whole point here discussed. He
holds that the evolution of man was directed
and furthered by superior Intelligences,
whose agency is a necessary factor in the
scheme of Nature. But once the operation of
these Intelligences is admitted in one
place, it is only a logical deduction to
extend it still further. No hard and fast
line can be drawn.

*The difference between the "Builders," the
Planetary Spirits, and the Lipika must not
be lost sight of. (See Nos. 5 and 6 of this
Commentary.)


P.S. The Secret Doctrine was published in
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2. THEY MAKE OF HIM THE MESSENGER OF THEIR
WILL (a). THE DZYU BECOMES FOHAT; THE SWIFT
SON OF THE DIVINE SONS, WHOSE SONS ARE THE
LIPIKA, RUNS CIRCULAR ERRANDS. HE IS THE
STEED, AND THE THOUGHT IS THE RIDER (i.e.,
he is under the influence of their guiding
thought). HE PASSES LIKE LIGHTNING THROUGH
THE FIERY CLOUDS (cosmic mists) (b); TAKES
THREE, AND FIVE, AND SEVEN STRIDES THROUGH
THE SEVEN REGIONS ABOVE AND THE BELOW (the
world to be). HE LIFTS HIS VOICE , AND CALLS
THE INNUMERABLE SPARKS (atoms) AND JOINS
THEM TOGETHER (c).

(a) This shows the "Primordial Seven" using
for their Vahan (vehicle, or the manifested
subject which becomes the symbol of the
Power directing it), Fohat, called in con-
sequence, the "Messenger of their will" --
the fiery whirlwind.
"Dzyu becomes Fohat" -- the expression
it-self shows it. Dzyu is the one real
(magical) knowledge, or Occult Wisdom;
which, dealing with eternal truths and
primal causes, becomes almost omnipotence
when applied in the right direction. Its
antithesis is Dzyu-mi, that which deals with
illusions and false appearances only, as in
our exoteric modern sciences. In this case,
Dzyu is the expression of the collective
Wisdom of the Dhyani-Buddhas.
(b) As the reader is supposed not to be
acquainted with the Dhyani-Buddhas, it is as
well to say at once that, according to the
Orientalists, there are five Dhyanis who are
the "celestial" Buddhas, of whom the human
Buddhas are the manifestations in the world
of form and matter. Esoterically, however,
the Dhyani-Buddhas are seven, of whom five
only have hitherto manifested,* and two are
to come in the sixth and seventh Root-races.
They are, so to speak, the eternal proto-
types of the Buddhas who appear on this
earth, each of whom has his particular
divine prototype. So, for instance, Amitabha
is the Dhyani-Buddha of Gautama Sakyamuni,
manifesting through him whenever this great
Soul incarnates on earth as He did in
Tzon-kha-pa.* As the synthesis of the seven
Dhyani-Buddhas, Avalokiteswara was the first
Buddha (the Logos), so Amitabha is the inner
"God" of Gautama, who, in China, is called
Amita (-Buddha). They are, as
Mr. Rhys Davids correctly

*See A.P. Sinnett's "Esoteric Buddhism," 5th
annotated edition, pp. 171-173.

*The first and greatest Reformer who founded
the "Yellow-Caps," Gyalugpas. He was born in
the year 1355 A.D. in Amdo, and was the
Avatar of Amitabha, the celectial name of
Guatama Buddha.

states, "the glorious counterparts in the
mystic world, free from the debasing
conditions of this material life" of every
earthly mortal Buddha -- the liberated
Manushi-Buddhas appointed to govern the
Earth in this Round. They are the "Buddhas
of Contemplation," and are all Anupadaka
(parentless), i.e., self-born of divine
essence. The exoteric teaching which says
that every Dhyani-Buddha has the faculty of
creating from himself, an equally celestial
son -- a Dhyani-Bodhisattva -- who after the
decease of the Manushi (human) Buddha, has
to carry out the work of the latter, rests
on the fact that owing to the highest
initiation performed by one overshadowed by
the "Spirit of Buddha" -- (who is credited
by the Orientalists with having created the
five Dhyani-Buddhas!) -- a candidate becomes
virtually a Bodhisattva, created such by the
High Initiator.

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(c) Fohat, being one of the most, if not the
most important character in esoteric
Cosmogony, should be minutely described. As
in the oldest Grecian Cosmogony, differing
widely from the later mythology, Eros is the
third person in the primeval trinity: Chaos,
Gaea, Eros: answering to the Kabalistic
En-Soph (for Chaos is SPACE, "void") the
Boundless ALL, Shekinah and the Ancient of
Days, or the Holy Ghost; so Fohat is one
thing in the yet unmanifested Universe and
another in the phenomenal and Cosmic World.
in the latter, he is that Occult, electric,
vital power, which, under the Will of the
Creative Logos, unites and brings together
all forms, giving them the first impulse
which becomes in time law. But in the un-
manifested Universe, Fohat is no more this,
than Eros is the later brilliant winged
Cupid, or LOVE. Fohat has naughht to do with
Kosmos is not born, and the gods still sleep
in the bosom of "Father-Mother." He is an
abstract philosophical idea. He produces
nothing yet by himself; he is simply that
potential creative power in virtue of whose
action the NOUMENON of all future phenomena
divides, so to speak, but to reunite in a
mystic supersensuous act, and emit the
creative ray. When the "Divine Son" breaks
forth, then Fohat becomes the propelling
force, the active Power which causes the ONE
to become TWO and THREE -- on the Cosmic
plane of manifestation. The triple One
differentiates into the many, and then Fohat
is transformed into that force which brings
together the elemental atoms and makes them
aggregate and combine. We find an echo of
this primeval teaching in early Greek
mythology. Erebos and Nux are born out of
Chaos, and, under the action of Eros, give
birth in their turn to Aether and Hemera,
the light of the superior and the light of
the inferior or terrestrial regions.
Darkness generates light. See in the Puranas
Brahma's "Will" or desire to create; and in
the Phoenician Cosmogony of Sanchoniathon
the doctrine that Desire, is the principle
of creation.

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Don't want to interrupt the thread too much, - i havent had a chance to read it yet, but wanted to drop in to say thank you, Emerald, for the good energy and prayers you have sent my way. I think they have helped. Hope things are looking up for you and I think of you often. Will touch base when life gets a little less hectic.

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That's Wonderful news, T
my ThunderBolt Path of Accelerated
Karma is kicking my butt!!!I will
keep up the prayers and Loving energy
for YOU, and ALL...makes me
all warm and fuzzy...Ggod Stuff. ...


Fohat is closely related to the "ONE LIFE."
From the Unknown One, the Infinite TOTALITY,
the manifested ONE, or the periodical,
Manvantaric Deity, emanates; and this is the
Universal Mind, which, separated from its
Fountain-Source, is the Demiurgos or the
creative Logos of the Western Kabalists, and
the four-faced Brahma of the Hindu religion.
In its totality, viewed from the standpoint
of manifested Divine Thought in the esoteric
doctrine, it represents the Hosts of the
higher creative Dhyan Chohans.
Simultaneously with the evolution of the
Universal Mind, the concealed Wisdom of
Adi-Buddha -- the One Supreme and eternal --
manifests itself as Avalokiteshwara (or
manifested Iswara), which is the Osiris of
the Egyptians, the Ahura-Mazda of the
Zoroastrians, the Heavenly Man of the
Hermetic philosopher, the Logos of the
Platonists, and the Atman of the Vedantins.*
By the action of the manifested Wisdom, or
Mahat, represented by these innumerable
centres of spiritual Energy in the Kosmos,
the reflection of the Universal Mind, which
is Cosmic Ideation and the intellectual
Force accompanying such ideation, becomes
objectively the Fohat of the Buddhist
esoteric philosopher. Fohat, running along
the seven principles of AKASA, acts upon
manifested substance or the One Element, as
declared above, and by differentiating it
into various centres of Energy, sets in
motion the law of Cosmic Evolution, which,
in obedience to the Ideation of the
Universal Mind, brings into existence all
the various states of being in the
manifested Solar System.
The Solar System, brought into existence by
these agencies, consists of Seven
Principles, like everything else within
these centres. Such is the teaching of the
trans-Himalayan Esotericism. Every
philosophy, however, has its own way of
dividing these

*Mr. Subba Row seems to identify him with,
and to call him, the LOGOS. (See his four
lectures on the "Bhagavadgita" in the
Theosophist.)

principles.
Fohat, then, is the personified electric
vital power, the transcendental binding
Unity of all Cosmic Energies, on the unseen
as on the manifested planes, the action of
which resembles -- on an immense scale --
that of a living Force created by WILL, in
those phenomena where the seemingly
subjective acts on the seemingly objective
and propels it to action. Fohat is not only
the living Symbol and Container of that
Force, but is looked upon by the Occultists
as an Entity -- the forces he acts upon
being cosmic, human and terrestrial, and
exercising their influence on all those
planes respectively. On the earthly plane
his influence is felt in the magnetic and
active force generated by the strong desire
of the magnetizer. On the Cosmic, it is
present in the constructive power that
carries out, in the formation of things --
from the planetary system down to the glow-
worm and simple daisy -- the plan in the
mind of nature, or in the Divine Thought,
with regard to the development and growth of
that special thing. He is, metaphysically,
the objectivised thought of the gods; the
"Word made flesh," on a lower scale, and the
messenger of Cosmic and human ideations: the
active force in Universal Life. In his
secondary aspect, Fohat is the Solar Energy,
the electric vital fluid,* and the
preserving fourth principle, the animal soul
of Nature, so to say, or -- Electricity. In
India, Fohat is connected with Vishnu and
Surya in the early character of the (first)
God; for Vishnu is not a high god in the
Rig Veda. The name Vishnu is from the root
vish, "to pervade," and Fohat is called the
"Pervader" and the Manufacturer, because he
shapes the atoms from crude material.
In the sacred texts of the Rig Veda, Vishnu
also, is "a manifestation of the Solar
Energy" ...

*Electricity is "immaterial" in the sense
that its molecules are not subject to
perception and experiment; yet it may be --
and Occultism says it is -- atomic;
therefore it is matter. But even supposing
it were unscientific to speak of it in such
terms, once Electricity is called in Science
a source of Energy simply, and a Force --
where is that Force of that Energy which can
be thought of without thinking of matter?
Maxwell, a mathematician and one of the
greatest authorities upon Electricity and
its phenomena, said, years ago, that
Electricity was matter, not motion merely.
"If we accept the hypothesis that the
elementary substances are composed of atoms
we cannot avoid concluding that electricity
also, positive as well as negative, is
divided into definite elementary portions,
which behave like atoms of electricity."
(Helmholtz, Faraday Lectures, 1881.) We will
go further than that, and assert that
Electricity is not only Substance but that
it is an emanation from Entity, which is
neither God nor Devil, but one of the
numberless Entities that rule and guide our
world according to the eternal Law of KARMA.
(See the Addendum to this Book.)


The initiated Brahmin calls it (Yin-sin and
Fohat) Brahman and Sakti when manifesting as
that force. We will perhaps be near correct
to call it infinite life and the source of
all life visible and invisible, an essence
inexhaustible, ever present, in short
Swabhavat. (S. in its universal application,
Fohat when manifesting throughout our
phenomenal world, or rather the visible uni-
verse, hence in its limitations.) It is
pravritti when active, nirvritti when
passive.
--MAHATMA K.H.

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VORTICAL MOTION
The Secret Doctrine, i 116-119


STANZA V

3. HE IS THEIR GUIDING SPIRIT AND LEADER.
WHEN HE COMMENCES WORK, HE SEPARATES THE
SPARKS OF THE LOWER KINGDOM (mineral atoms)
THAT FLOAT AND THRILL WITH JOY IN THEIR
RADIANT DWELLINGS (gaseous clouds), AND
FORMS THEREWITH THE GERMS OF WHEELS. HE
PLACES THEM IN THE SIX DIRECTIONS OF SPACE
AND ONE IN THE MIDDLE -- THE CENTRAL
WHEEL (a).

(a) "Wheels," as already explained, are the
centres of force, around which primordial
Cosmic matter expands, and, passing through
all the six stages of consolidation, becomes
spheroidal and ends by being transformed
into globes or spheres. It is one of the
fundamental dogmas of Esoteric Cosmogony,
that during the Kalpas (or aeons) of life,
MOTION, which, during the periods of Rest
"pulsates and thrills through every slumber-
ing atom"* (Commentary on Dzyan), assumes
an ever-growing tendency, from the first
awakening of Kosmos to a new "Day," to
circular movement. The "Deity becomes a
WHIRLWIND." They are also called Rotae --
the moving wheels of the celestial orbs
participating in the world's creation --
when the meaning refers to the animating
principle of the stars and planets; for in
the Kabala, they are represented by the
Ophanim, the Angels of the Spheres and
stars, of which they are the informing
Souls. (See Kabala Denudata, De Anima,"
p. 113.)
This law of vortical movement in primordial
matter is one of the oldest conceptions of
Greek philosophy, whose first historical

*It may be asked, as also the writer has not
failed to ask, "Who is there to ascertain
the difference in that motion, since all
naturenis reduced to its primal essence, and
there can be no one -- not even one of the
Dhyani-Chohans, who are all in Nirvana -- to
see it?" The answer to this is: "Everything
in Nature has to be judged by analogy.
Though the highest Deities (Archangels or
Dhyani-Buddhas) are unable to penetrate the
mysteries too far beyond our planetary
system and the visible Kosmos, yet there
were great seers and prophets in olden times
who were enabled to perceive the mystery of
Breath and Motion retrospectively, when the
systems of worlds were at rest and plunged
in their periodic sleep."

Sages were nearly all Initiates of the
Mysteries. The Greeks had it from the
Egyptians, and the latter from the
Chaldeans, who had been the pupils of
Brahmins of the esoteric school. Leicippus,
and Democritus of Abdera -- the pupil of the
Magi -- taught that this gyratory movement
of the atoms and spheres existed from
eternity.* Hicetas, Heraclides, Ecphantus,
Pythagoras, and all his pupils, taught the
rotation of the earth; and Aryabhata of
India, Aristarchus, Seleucus, and Archimedes
calculated its revolution as scientifically
as the astronomers do now; while the theory
of the Elemental Vortices was known to
Anaxagoras, and maintained by him 500 years
B.C., or nearly 2,000 before it was taken up
by Galileo, Descartes, Swedenborg, and
finally, with slight modifications, by Sir
W. Thomson. (See his "Vortical Atoms.") All
such knowledge, if justice be only done to
it, is an echo of the archaic doctrine, an
attempt to explain which is now being made.
How men of the last few centuries have come
to the same ideas conclusions that were
taught as axiomatic truths in the secrecy of
the Adyta dozens of millenniums ago, is a
question that is treated separately. Some
were led to it by the natural progress in
physical science and by independent
observation; others -- such as Copernicus,
Swedenborg, and a few more -- their great
learning notwithstanding, owed their
knowledge far more to intuitive than to
acquired ideas, developed in the usual way
by a course of study.* (See "A Mystery about
Buddha.")
By the "Six directions of Space" is here
meant the "Double

*"The doctrine of the rotation of the earth
about an axis taught by the Pythagorean
Hicetas, probably as early as 500 B.C. It
was also taught by his pupil Ecphantus, and
by Heraclides, a pupil of Plato. The
immobility of the Sun and the orbital
rotation of the earth were shown by
Aristarchus of Samos as early as 281 B.C. to
be suppositions accordant with facts of
observation. The Heliocentric theory was
taught about 150 B.C., by Seleucus on the
Tigris. -- [It was taught 500 B.C. by
Pythagoras. -- H.P.B.] It is said also that
Archimedes, in a work entitled Psammites,
inculcated the Heliocentric theory. The
sphericity of the earth was distinctly
taught by Aristotle, who appealed for proof
to the figure of the Earth's shadow on the
moon in eclipses (Aristotle, De Coelo, lib.
II., cap. XIV). The same idea was defended
by Pliny (Nat. Hist., II., 65). These views
seem to have been lost from knowledge for
more than a thousand years...." (Comparative
Geology, Part IV., "Pre-Kantian
Speculation," p. 551, by Alex. Winchell,
LL.D.).

*That Swedenborg, who could not possibly
have known anything of the esoteric ideas
of Buddhism, came independently near the
Occult teaching in his general conceptions,
is shown by his essay on the Vortical
Theory. In Clissold's translation of it,
quoted by Prof. Winchell, we find the
following resume: -- "The first Cause is the
Infinite or Unlimited. This gives existence
to the First Finite or Limited." (The Logos
in His manifestation and the Universe.)
"That which produces a limit is analogous to
motion." (See first Stanza, supra.) "The
limit produced is a point, the Essence of
which is Motion; but being without parts,
this Essence is not actual Motion, but only
a connatus to it." (In our Doctrine it is
not a "connatus," but a change from eternal
vibration in the unmanifested, to Vortical
Motion in the phenomenal or manifested
World)... "From this first proceed
Extension, Space, Figure, and Succession, or
Time. As in Geometry a point generates a
line, a line a surface, and a surface a
solid, so here the connatus of a point tends
towards lines, surfaces and solids. In other
words, the Universe is contained in ovo in
the first natural point...the Motion toward
which the connatus tends, is circular, since
the circle is the most perfect of all
figures... The most perfect figure of a
Motion...must be the perpetually circular,
that is to say, it must proceed from the
centre to the periphery and from the
periphery to the centre." (Quoted from
Principia Rerum Naturalia.) This is
Occultism pure and simple.

Triangle," the junction and blending
together of pure Spirit and Matter, of the
Arupa and the Rupa, of which the Triangles
are a Symbol. This double Triangle is a sign
of Vishnu, as it is Solomon's seal, and the
Sri-Antara of the Brahmins.

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4. FOHAT TRACES SPIRAL LINES TO UNITE THE
SIX TO THE SEVENTH -- THE CROWN (a); AN ARMY
OF THE SONS OF LIGHT STANDS AT EACH ANGLE
(and) THE LIPIKA -- IN THE MIDDLE WHEEL.
THEY (the Lipika) SAY, "THIS IS GOOD" (b).
THE FIRST DIVINE WORLD IS READY, THE FIRST
(is now), THE SECOND (world), THEN THE
"DIVINE ARUPA" (the formless Universe of
Thought) REFLECTS ITSELF IN CHHAYALOKA (the
shadowy world of primal form, or the
intellectual) THE FIRST GARMENT OF (the)
ANUPADAKA (c).

(a) This tracing of "Spiral lines" refers to
the evolution of man's as well as Nature's
principles; an evolution which takes place
gradually (as will be seen in Book II., on
"The origin of the Human Races"), as does
everything else in nature. The Sixth
principle in Man (Buddhi, the Divine Soul)
though a mere breath, in our conceptions, is
still something material when compared with
divine "Spirit" (Atma) of which it is the
carrier or vehicle. Fohat, in his capacity
of DIVINE LOVE (Eros), the electric Power of
affinity and sympathy, is shown
allegorically as trying to bring the pure
Spirit, the Ray inseparable from the ONE
absolute, into union with the Soul, the two
constituting in Man the MONAD, and in Nature
the first link between the ever
unconditioned and the manifested. "The first
is now the second" (world) -- of the Lipikas
-- has reference to the same.

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