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306. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire - 24. DIVISION B - THE ORIGIN OF MANAS OR MIND - Part 2 - A. BAILEY


1. Vulcan (the sun, exoterically considered).
2. Venus.
3. Mars.
4. Earth.
5. Mercury.
6. Jupiter.
7. Saturn.
The three synthesising planets:
1. Uranus.
2. Neptune.
3. Saturn.
The One Resolver.
The SUN.
I would caution you here against attaching any importance to the sequence followed in numbering these seven schemes, either in connection with their order of development or importance, or their position in relation to the central planet, the sun, or to each other.  Only two are to be considered numerically accurate at this stage and in this round, i.e., our Earth, the fourth scheme, and Venus, the second.  Venus is either the second or the sixth scheme, according to whether the schemes are counted mystically or occultly.  Inversely, Jupiter will be either the second or the sixth, and it must be remembered that:
a. The planets Venus and Jupiter are exceedingly closely connected with the Earth, and form eventually an esoteric triangle.
b. Saturn is the synthesising scheme for the four planets which embody manas purely and simply, or is the major resolution of the minor four, and eventually for all the seven.
See figure
c. Mercury, the star of the intuition, or of transmuted manas, is, at this stage, considered as the fifth scheme.
Therefore, the Heavenly Men of Venus and Jupiter are magnetically linked with the Heavenly Man of our scheme.  The relationship of the Logos of Jupiter and His influence will not be realised nor felt until the sixth [371] round is in full force, though during the sixth root-race His vibration will be acknowledged and sensed; in the middle of the fifth round the Logos of Mercury will, with the Logos of the Venus scheme, and of our Earth, form a temporary triangle of force.  We have here information given that has only been hinted at hitherto but for which, in this fifth subrace and in this fourth round, the world is now ready; it holds the solution of the mystery of this round.
Third, the statement that the great Kumara or the One Initiator came to this planet from Venus is true in so far as it embodies the fact that He came to this dense planet (the fourth) in the fourth chain from that chain in our scheme which is called the "Venus" chain, and which is the second chain.  He came via the second globe in our chain; His scarcely felt vibration was sensed (occultly) in the second round, but only in the third root-race of the fourth round did conditions permit of His physical incarnation and of His coming as the Avatar.  Very reverently might it be said that the first three rounds and the two succeeding root-races in this chain correspond to the period prior to birth; and that His coming in the fourth round with the subsequent awakening of manas in the human units find their analogy in the awakening of the life principle in the unborn infant at the fourth month.
The analogy holds good, for a Heavenly Man at the end of the seventh round reaches full maturity, but requires the final process of rounding out and perfecting which He attains during the two final periods
a. Of synthesis into the major three schemes.
b. Of resolution into the final one;
making again—with reverence may it be said—the nine cycles which cover the gestation of a Heavenly Man, and which precede His birth into yet higher worlds.  In this lies much food for thought, and much of moment [372] for the profound student.  We might couple with these suggestions the recollection that we are speaking here only of the Logos of our own scheme, and must carefully differentiate other cycles for the other Logoi—a thing as yet impossible for us.  As this is meditated upon and studied, the wonder and beauty of the plan will become apparent.
A clue to the idea of the final Avatar is likewise to be seen here.  Many temporary incarnations precede this consummating one, which will be the incarnation wherein the Heavenly Man, in the full beauty of His completed seven cycles, and prior to His merging into His synthesising goal, will demonstrate as the embodiment of that perfected quality, or logoic aspect, for which He primarily stands.  As a centre in the body logoic, He will be fully vitalised, and the logoic kundalini will have stimulated, and aroused to perfection His systemic Lotus.  For a brief period He will shine forth radiant as the Sun in His glory; then the kundalinic fire will pass in higher progressive spirals, and He will gradually become centred in the corresponding logoic head centre, the higher triangle or the major three schemes.  To illustrate by means of a human being, the microcosm:  Man attains a period of high development wherein his heart and throat centre are perfected and vitalised; they become radiant whorls of fire, fourth dimensional in action, and allied with each other and with some other centre; they become likewise the object of the attention of human kundalini.  This is a period of great activity and magnetic usefulness.  It is succeeded by still another, wherein the three head centres are synthesising their seven minor correspondences, and the force of kundalini passes there.  As above, so below.
CHART VI—The Divine Septenary hanging from the Triad thus forming the Decad and its permutations 7, 5, 4, 3, (S.D. ( Vol. I, pp. 259)
I have especially mentioned these two centres in the microcosm as they are closely concerned (on a larger scale) with the particular cycles through which our [374] planetary Logos passes, and because they represent the third and second aspects.
We need to bear in mind that the stimulation of the centres is of three kinds, and the distinction between the three must be kept clear.
First, the vitalisation of the logoic centres, or the pouring through the seven schemes, during stupendous cycles, of logoic kundalini.
Next, the vitalisation of the planetary centres, or the pouring through the seven chains of a scheme, of planetary kundalini.
Finally, the vitalisation of the centres of a planetary Logos during some particular major incarnation, or the pouring through the seven globes of a chain, of kundalini.
It should be stated here that:
A major incarnation is one in which a planetary Logos takes some initiation.  He may, and does, pass through many incarnations without taking initiation.  When He does take initiation, it is interesting to note that He does so during some incarnation in which He takes a vehicle of etheric matter as is the case at this time.
The Logos of our scheme is preparing for initiation and hence the terrific tests and trials, incident to life on our planet during this cycle, are easily accounted for.
The Logos of our scheme, Sanat Kumara, will take a major initiation in the middle of the fifth round, but is preparing for a minor one at this time.
The Logos of our scheme has been in physical incarnation (having a body of etheric matter) since the middle of the Lemurian root-race, and will remain with us until what is called "the judgment day" in the next round.  At that point in His career He will have achieved the necessary vitalisation of the particular centre which is occupying His attention, will have "seen of the travail of His Soul" in connection with the units of the human [375] Hierarchy who go to the composition of this centre, and will drop His present form, will turn His attention to another and higher centre, and give of His force to the units of a different calibre, from another branch of the human Hierarchy, who respond to the vibration of that centre.
It would be well to enlarge here a little on the connection between Venus and the Earth, which is hinted at in some of the occult books, and is somewhat touched upon in this.  I have stated that the interaction between the two schemes is due largely to their positive and negative polarity, and I pointed out that a similar relation underlies the relation of the Pleiades and the seven schemes of our solar system, and also the relation of Sirius and the system itself.  This, therefore, sweeps into close interaction three great systems:
1. The system of Sirius,
2. The system of the Pleiades,
3. The system of which our sun is the focal point,
making, as we will have noted, a cosmic triangle.  Within our system there are several such triangles, varying at different stages; according to their relation to each other, the differentiated force of the different schemes can pass from scheme to scheme, and thus the units of life on the different rays or streams of force become temporarily intermingled.  In all these triangles (cosmic, systemic, planetary, and human) two points of the triangle represent each a different polarity, and one point represents the point of equilibrium, of synthesis or merging.  This should be borne in mind in studying both the macrocosmic and the microcosmic centres, for it accounts for diversity in manifestation, in forms and in quality.
A correspondence might here also be pointed out which [376] may serve to convey light to those who have eyes to see::
The Venus scheme, being in the fifth round, had the fifth principle of manas co-ordinated and developed, the minor four manasic aspects had been synthesised, and the buddhic aspect was being provided with a means of expression through the medium of the perfected fifth.  Our Heavenly Man, in the fifth round, will have attained a paralleling point in evolution, and the fifth principle will, as stated, be no longer the object of His attention as regards the human units.
Five stages of activity mark the development and utilisation of the mind principle; there are three stages of acquisition, and two wherein that which has been acquired is used.  This is too intricate a calculation for us to enter into it here, and it cannot be undertaken except by an initiate, for it involves ability to study the cycles of the earlier solar system, but it might be noted that (judging from the microcosm on the earth planet) this is just what might be expected.  Man developed manas in this round during the third, fourth and fifth root-races, and utilises it for the development of the intuition and of the higher consciousness during the sixth and seventh.  During an incarnation by a planetary Logos in a chain, during one round He demonstrates through His seven centres or globes manas on three globes, and utilises it for specific purposes on the final two.  This is a lesser cycle to that in which we view the seven chains as His seven centres.  These words are chosen with care; I say not "acquires manas"; He but produces that which is inherent.  It must be remembered that just as the planes of a solar system stand for a different purpose, vibrate to a different key, and serve their own specific ends, so do the globes serve an analogous function.
a. Globe 1, is that of ultimate abstraction, and of origination.  It is the initial globe of manifestation.
b. Globe 2, is the first sheath in which a Heavenly Man embodies Himself.
c. Globes 3, 4, 5, are those through which He demonstrates the possession of the manasic principle.
d. Globes 6 and 7, are the ones through which He manifests buddhi, through forms built by means of the manasic principle.
This can be equally predicated on a larger scale of a chain.
An interesting correspondence of a very occult nature can be worked out by the advanced student in connection also with the seven schemes.  There are two which may be considered primarily archetypal, causal, or involving abstraction; three in which manas is manifested, and two in which already buddhi is manasically demonstrating.  Of these two, Venus is one and thus we have the three and the two which make the five schemes of the five Kumaras, Who are Brahma. [cxxxviii]36
Just as Venus is negatively polarised to our Earth scheme, so the seven stars of the Pleiades are negatively polarised to our seven schemes.
A very pertinent question might here be asked.  We might justly enquire (in connection with the point that Venus is negatively polarised, and also that the Pleiades are equally so) why they should be termed negative if they are the donors and not the receivers, for to be negative is surely to be receptive.  This is indeed so, but the question arises in our minds, owing to lack of information, and consequent misapprehension.  Venus may have had much to do with the impartation of the stimulation which resulted in great events on Earth via the Venus chain of our scheme, but our scheme gave, in a mysterious manner, more than was received, though the [378] gift was not of the same nature.  The coming in of the Venusian influence to our chain, and to our planet, with the subsequent stimulation of certain groups in the fourth Creative Hierarchy, the human, caused a paralleling event of even greater magnitude in the Venus scheme.  This affected the sixth Hierarchy, one of the deva Hierarchies, dwelling in the Venus scheme.  This stimulation emanated via our sixth chain (or the second according to the angle of vision) and affected a corresponding chain in the Venus scheme.  The magnitude of the difference may be seen in the fact that in our caseone globe alone was affected, whereas the influence of our scheme on the Venusian was such that an entire chainwas stimulated.  This was brought about through the positive polarity of the Heavenly Man of the Earth scheme.
Therefore, enlarging the concept, we can note the fact that our Heavenly Men are the transmitters, via their seven schemes, to the seven stars of the Pleiades.  Our solar system is negatively polarised as regards the sun Sirius, which influences our entire system psychically via the three synthesising schemes—Uranus, Neptune, Saturn—the latter, Saturn, being the focal point for the transmission of cosmic manas to the entire seven schemes.
4. Manas and the Earth Chain
We have brought our consideration of our first point, the origin of cosmic and systemic manas, down to certain facts concerning our chain, and have (with the utmost brevity) passed in review the larger aspect of the question.  We touched first of all upon the subject of cosmic manas, as it concerned our Logos and the Heavenly Men.  Then we considered it more specifically in its relation to the individual Heavenly Men, and finally brought it down to that which more nearly concerns ourselves— [379] manas and the Heavenly Man of our scheme.  Having proceeded thus far, we considered the stimulation of manas in our own chain, and saw that, in connection with our Earth, it came:
Via the Venus chain of our scheme.
As the result of a stimulation, originating in the Venus scheme.
Because logoic kundalini had vitalised one of the systemic triangles of force, of which (temporarily) Venus and the Earth formed two points of the triangle.
This produced the individualisation of those, particularly in the human Hierarchy, who form a particular centre in the body of the planetary Logos.
a. The Earth Chain and the Incarnating Monads.
We have reached, therefore, a point wherein (having cursorily dealt above with the origin of cosmic, systemic, and planetary manas), it is now possible for us to come definitely down to the consideration of our Earth chain within the Earth scheme, and see something of the origin of the manasic principle in the present group of incarnating egos,units of the fourth Creative Hierarchy.  It is necessary here for students to remember that only one group in the fourth Hierarchy was affected by the coming in of manas in the third root-race, and that therefore in incarnation on the planet at this time are component parts of the two groups:  one group, which received the manasic stimulation during this world period, and another group which received the stimulation during the previous chain.  The last named group can be seen incarnating in all those who tread the Probationary Path, who are counted as the advanced units of the race, and considered as the notables among men.  Owing to the difference between the two groups may be traced much of the world unrest.  This difference lies in the following factors, which, for purposes of clarity, it might be well to enumerate:
The fact that each group forms a different centre in the body of a Heavenly Man.
The difference in the method of individualisation.
The different rate of vibration of the two centres.
The fact, therefore, that in each chain the planetary Logos takes a different initiation, affecting different centres; and so bringing into manifestation different lesser entities.
Students, when considering these things, need to view the matter from the following angles—some quite possible lines of approach for us, others which we are only capable as yet of dimly anticipating.  The occult fact, as stated by the English poet Pope, "The proper study of mankind, is man," is embodied in the investigation of all these vast cycles.
The cosmic angle.  This involves the study of the place of the solar Logos within His greater sphere, the study of extra-systemic psychology and astronomy, and the consideration of the relation existing between our system and other constellations, and of our path in the vast arc of the heavens.  It bears on the relation of the various suns with their circulating attendants, and of the planets with each other; it concerns the study of their individual polarisation, and their interaction with their polar opposites.  It will lead the student into regions of logical speculation, into the study of cosmic electricity, and the universal Law of attraction, and is as yet much beyond the comprehension of even the most advanced students at this time, and will only become a science (reduced to form and text-book if I might so express it) during the final part of the next round.
The systemic angle.  This deals with the place of the Heavenly Men within the body logoic, Their mutual [381]interplay, and Their rational interdependence, and with the cycles wherein each in turn, or in dual formation, is the recipient of logoic force.  It necessitates the study of the solar system as a unit, of the astronomical and orbital relation of the Sun to the planets.  The systemic triangles will eventually become a subject of popular speculation, then of investigation, of scientific demonstration, and finally be known to be proved and authenticated fact,—but the time is not yet.  The different polarities of the schemes will be studied, and information, that is now imparted only to initiates of the third Initiation, will eventually become exoteric.  In due course of time systemic information along the lines of:
a. The vitalisation of the schemes
b. Interaction between two schemes
c. The periods of incarnation of a planetary Logos on the physical plane
d. The initiation of the planetary Logos,
will be reduced to law and order.  As yet but dim speculations and hints that appeal only to the spiritual and the intuitive are in any way possible.  The early part of the next round will see more widespread knowledge and interest in this matter.
The planetary angle. This point of view concerns itself with the history of the individual scheme, and with the consciousness, and evolution of some particular Heavenly Man.  The student in studying along these lines must endeavour to get some grasp of the scheme as a unit, as a body corporate with its seven centres and forty-nine globes, and with the triangle formed between them.  Separate chains are either
The object of planetary stimulation,
The sphere of the incarnation of a planetary Logos,
Emerging into objectivity,
Gradually entering into obscurity.
This point of view is as yet impossible for the average thinker, for it involves an expansion of consciousness unattainable by man.  Nevertheless the endeavour to comprehend serves a useful purpose, for it sets a goal for man and enables him to enlarge his present concept.
The chain angle.  This brings the whole idea more within the range of possibility, and has already been indicated to students in Volume II, of the Secret Doctrine.  The student is narrowed down to the contemplation of the seven globes of the chain of which he is a component, though microscopic, part.  He has for investigation the globes as seen in time, with their mutual interplay; he has for study the part each one may be playing in the great cycle of a Heavenly Man.  For instance, in the present Earth chain which concerns us the most nearly, the fourth globe is of paramount interest, inasmuch as it is the physical plane vehicle for a Heavenly Man in dense objective incarnation.  Yet it must not be forgotten that, though manifesting thus objectively, He embodies in totality the chain and the scheme.  The idea may be clarified for the student if it is stated that:
A scheme, in its totality, corresponds to the Monad, or to the monadic auric egg, in connection with a human being and his forty-nine cycles.
A chain, [cxxxix]37 in its totality corresponds to the body egoic of a human being, to the causal body with its seven great [383] cycles mentioned elsewhere in these pages, and hinted at in certain occult books.
A globe, with its seven races corresponds to a particular series of incarnations in connection with a man, incarnate or discarnate, for all globes are not on physical levels.
A physical globe, in a chain corresponds to a particular physical incarnation of a man.  The planetary Logos takes physical form in His planet and is its life and works out His purposes.
A root-race, simply is analogous to the "seven parts" (as Shakespeare phrases it) as played by the midget, man.  In a root-race a Heavenly Man is simply living out His life, working through some experience in the great work of developing buddhi or corporate action, (for buddhi is the unifying principle of groups) and, in the process of experiencing and developing, He sweeps into His vibratory capacity all the cells in His body.  In the case of a human being the cells in his body (the material cells) are involutionary lives, animated by the third Logos, co-operating with the second Logos.  In the case of a planetary Logos, the cells in His body are evolutionary lives (deva and human units) animated by the life of the second Logos, co-operating with the first Logos, and utilising the activities of the third Logos for purposes of manifesting.
Having pointed out these things, the place the Earth chain and globe play in the evolution of the planetary Logos of the Earth scheme should be clearer to the student.
The wheel turns, and in its turning sweeps into objectivity one of its seven globes, or brings into manifestation on the physical plane that great Entity Whose life animates the whole scheme.  It must be borne in mind that just as man is handicapped by his physical body, [384] and finds himself unable to express through it the entire content of his egoic consciousness, so a Heavenly Man, when taking to Himself a dense physical vehicle in any particular chain, is also handicapped, and is unable to express in perfection on the globe the full beauty of His Life or the splendour of His manifesting Consciousness.
It might here be stated in connection with the planetary Logos of our scheme that:
a. He is in physical incarnation.
b. He is midway through His career upon the cosmic Path of Initiation, and consequently is to take the fourth Initiation in this chain.  Well may this globe, therefore, be considered the globe of sorrow and of pain, for through it our planetary Logos is undergoing that which the mystic calls "the Crucifixion."
c. The cells in His body—those cells through which He feels, and senses, and experiences,—are, in this world period, rent by pain and suffering, for His is the consciousness at the centre of the Body, and theirs is the capacity to suffer, so that by means of them He may learn the meaning of systemic dispassion, be dissociated from all forms and material substance, and upon the cross of matter eventually find liberation and the freedom of the Spirit.
The same equally can be predicated of a solar Logos with the following interesting sequence carefully borne in mind:
The solar Logos has for objective nine initiations, the third cosmic Initiation being His goal.
Our planetary Logos has for objective seven initiations, the second cosmic Initiation being His goal.
Man has for objective five initiations, the first cosmic Initiation being his goal.
If we link this up with that earlier imparted concerning initiation and the sun Sirius, we will have a clue to the triple cosmic Path.
b. The Fourth Kingdom and the Hierarchy of the Planet.  Certain facts have already been grasped and realised by the average occult student who has been pondering this teaching with care.  He is aware that the juncture of Spirit-matter and mind, or manas, was effected during the third root-race, and that the definitely human family became present upon earth from that date.  He knows that this was brought about by the coming, in bodily Presence, of certain great Entities, and he has learned that these Entities came from the Venusian chain, that They achieved the necessary juncture, undertook the government of the planet, founded the occult Hierarchy, and that—though some remain with the chain—the remainder have returned to Their originating source.  This in many ways sums up the totality of the present knowledge.  Let us briefly enlarge upon it, correct certain erroneous interpretations, and ascertain one or two new facts.  We might tabulate these as follows:
First, it should be borne in mind by the occult student that:
a. This advent signalised the taking of a physical vehicle by the planetary Logos, and was literally the coming of the Avatar.
b. That this advent was brought about by a definite systemic alignment which involved:
The Venus scheme of the system.
The Venus chain of the Earth scheme.
The Venus globe of the Earth chain.
c. That the planetary Logos did not come from the Venus scheme but from the Venus chain of His own scheme, the Earth scheme.  Owing to systemic [387] alignment logoic kundalini could flow through a certain triangle of which two points were Venus and the Earth.  This caused an acceleration of vibration, and enabled the Heavenly Man of our scheme to take a minor initiation, and to set about His preparations for a major initiation.
Next, it should also be remembered that in considering this matter we must be careful to view it not only as it affects our own globe and its present humanity, but from the systemic and cosmic point of view, or from the angle of its importance to a planetary Logos and a solar Logos.  Hence it is a fact that this event was not only the result of the taking of a minor initiation by our Earth Logos, but in the Venus scheme it was signalised by the taking of a major initiation by the Venusian planetary Logos on His fifth chain.  In connection with a solar Logos it followed upon the stimulation of one of His centres and from the geometrical progression of the fire through the earlier mentioned Triangle.
It has been stated that one hundred and four Kumaras came from Venus to the Earth; literally the figure is one hundred and five, when the synthesising Unit, the Lord of the World Himself, is counted as one.  There remain still with Him the three Buddhas of Activity.  I would call attention to the dual significance of that name, "Buddha of Activity," bearing out, as it does, the reality of the fact that Entities at Their stage of evolution are active love-wisdom and embody in Themselves the two aspects.  The three Buddhas of activity have a correspondence to the three persons of the Trinity.
These Entities are divided into three groups of thirty-five each, and in Themselves embody the three major centres of the planetary Logos, those three groups which we know as the "three departments," for it should be emphasised that each department forms a centre:
a. The Head centre..............The Ruling Department
b. The Heart centre..............The Teaching Department
c. The Throat centre.............The Mahachohan's Department.  This centre synthesises the lesser four, just as the third Ray synthesises the minor four.
These Kumaras (or Their present substitutes) can also be divided into the seven groups which correspond to the seven Rays, and are in Themselves the life of the centre for which They stand.  Fifteen, therefore, of these Entities (again the ten and the five) form a centre in the body of the planetary Logos, and the three Kumaras about Whom we are told (Who in Themselves are fivefold, making the fifteen) are the entifying Lives of the particular centre which is involved in the coming Initiation of the Heavenly Man, and to which the human units at this time, and during this greater cycle, belong.
Another fact that should be noted about these great Beings is, that when viewed in Their seven groups, They form:
a. Focal points for the force or influence emanating from the other solar centres or schemes.
b. The seven divisions of the occult Hierarchy.
They exist, as does the Heavenly Man Himself, in etheric matter, and are literally great Wheels, or centres of living Fire, manasic and electric fire; They vitalise the body of the Heavenly Man and hold all together as an objective whole.  They make a planetary triangle within the chain, and each of Them vitalises one globe.
It is not permitted at this stage to state, for exoteric publication:
Which Ray, or logoic emanation is embodied by our planetary Logos.
Which centre in the solar system is called the Earth scheme.
Which scheme is our polar opposite, or which Heavenly Man is most closely allied to ours.
Which particular centre in the body of the planetary Logos He is at present endeavouring to vitalise.
These points are, as may be inferred, too dangerous to impart, and those students whose intuition suffices to attain the information will see for themselves the necessity for silence.
c. A Prophecy.  We might now, prior to continuing with our subject, name the different chains of the Earth scheme.  We must bear carefully in mind the fact that these are simply names, affixed to the chains and globes for the sake of clarity.  As this subject is more widely studied it will inevitably be found advisable to call the chains by their numbers, and to drop the names as at present used:
1. Neptune.
2. Venus.
3. Saturn.
4. Earth.
5. Mercury.
6. Mars.
7. Jupiter.
It is necessary here to take the opportunity to sound a note of warning to students in connection with the charts which have been inserted in the Treatise.
They depict only one cycle in logoic evolution, and cover only the present greater period in the working out of which we are engaged.  They might be roughly described as embracing that period in the system which began for us in the middle of the third root-race of this round and continues until the period called "the Judgment" [390] in the coming fifth round.  When that time comes our planetary Logos will have attained the initiation which is His present goal; the fifth round of the Venusian scheme will be closing, and the Venus scheme will begin to pass into obscuration, preparatory to transferring her life to the synthesising planet with which she is connected; Mercury will be reaching the apotheosis of achievement, and with Mars and the Earth, will form a systemic triangle.  We are speaking here ofschemes and not of chains.
We must recognise another triangle within the Earth scheme, of the chains called "the Earth chain," the Venus chain, and the Mercurian chain, but this triangle entirely concerns the centres of the planetary Logos of our scheme.  A systemic formation of great importance in the next round should be pointed out which will bring three schemes:
The Earth scheme,
into such a position in relation to each other that the following results will eventuate:
1. A systemic triangle will be formed.
2. Logoic kundalini will circulate freely between these three points.
3. A certain great logoic centre will be vitalised and the attention of logoic kundalini will pass from the present triangle in process of forming (the Earth, Venus, and a scheme whose name it is advisable to withhold) to the other.
4. An entirely new group of human beings will sweep into incarnation in our Earth scheme.  Three fifths of the present humanity, being on the Probationary Path, or the Path of Initiation, at that time, will have their centre of consciousness definitely on the mental plane [391] whilst two fifths will remain focussed on the astral.  These two fifths will pass into temporary pralaya, preparatory to their transference to another scheme, as the Earth scheme will no longer provide for them an adequate place of nurture.
5. Entities will come in from Mars to the Earth scheme, and will there find their necessary field of endeavour.
6. Mercurian life will begin to synthesise, and to be transferred to its synthesising planet.  In the case of Mercury this synthesising planet is not Saturn, but one of the other two higher major centres.
7. The "Judgment Day" in the fifth round, or the point of attainment of our Heavenly Man, will see a period of planetary strife on mental Ievels which will cause the present world unrest to seem as nothing.  As pointed out earlier, this present struggle has been to test the ability of the entities within the present human forms to appreciate their mental forces, and through the power of MIND to transcend feeling, or pain.  The struggle in the fifth round will be between higher and lower mind, and the battle ground will be the causal body. [cxl]38  The [392]struggle now being waged on the planet is between a few Egos (or the leaders of the many races who are necessarily in place and position owing to their egoic polarisation) and many personalities, who are swept into the vortex through group association; it is necessarily terrific, and forces the destruction of the form.  The struggle in the fifth round, being on mental levels, will be between Egos and egoic groups, each working consciously, and with intellectual application, to bring about certain group results.  It will result in the triumph (the ultimate triumph) of Spirit over matter, in the driving out of certain groups as yet unable to shake themselves free from the trammels of matter, and who prefer captivity to the life of the Spirit; it will mark the beginning of the obscuration of our scheme, and the gradual passing into pralaya, during the remaining two and a half rounds of our entire seven chains.  It is an interesting occult fact that our Earth should now be in her fifth round, and paralleling the Venusian scheme, but the moon chain of our scheme saw a period of temporary retardation of the evolutionary process of our Heavenly Man; it resulted in a temporary slowing down of His activities, and caused "lost time," if such an expression might reverently be permitted.  The Lords of the Dark Face, or the inherent forces of matter for a time achieved success, and only the fifth round of our chain will see their ultimate defeat.  The Venusian scheme also had its battleground, but the planetary Logos of that scheme overcame the antagonistic forces, triumphed over material forms, and was consequently in a position—when the right time came—to apply the needed stimulation or an [393] increased fiery vibration to our Earth scheme.  The fact that outside aid was called in during the third root-race of this chain, and that the evolution of manas brought about the individualisation, in physical form, of the Avatar, needs to be pondered on.  The Divine Manasaputra, the Lord of the World, took form Himself through the driving impulse of manas, inherent in His nature, and in some mysterious way this was aided by another Heavenly Man of another scheme.  His co-operation was required.
d. Summation.  We have been studying the origin of manas, and we saw first, that it is the active will, intelligently applied, of an Entity, and then that this active intelligent will affects all lesser lives in cyclic evolution within the Body of that particular actively willing Existence.  This is true of all Beings from the Logos downwards.  Perhaps in summing up it might be expressed thus:
The originating source of manasic activity in a solar system is that great cosmic Entity Who embodies our solar Logos as a centre in His Body along with six other solar Logoi Who are, in Their totality, His seven centres.
The originating source of manasic activity in the planetary schemes is that cosmic Entity we call the solar Logos.  He is the active, directing Intelligence Who is working with definite purpose through His seven centres.
The originating source of the manasic principle in a planetary scheme is that lesser cosmic Entity Whom we call a planetary Logos.  He works through His seven chains as does the Logos through His seven planetary centres.  It is interesting here to note that when the solar Logos is being manasically impelled to work out some purpose of His greater Source (THE ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) He may cause a vivification in one or other of His centres according to the purpose in view.  This occurred in the forming of the triangle of which Earth and Venus are two points, and (affecting [394] the Heavenly Men of these two schemes ) stimulated Them to take initiation, and led the planetary Logos of our scheme to form a lesser triangle within His sphere of activity, which triangle eventuated in His taking a lesser initiation, and in the manasic impregnation of animal man.  Thus were swept into objective activity that group of monads who go to the composition of a particular centre.
Similarly, and microcosmically, a human being is the manasic incentive and the origin of active, intelligent will to all the cells within his threefold body,—astral, mental and physical.  His is the directing intelligence, and his the source of all action and endeavour within his periphery, and, like his greater corresponding spheres, a solar Logos and a planetary Logos, he works through seven centres.
Thus we have traced the origin of manas as far as it is possible to do at this time.  The mystery of manas is hidden in existence itself, and holds the secret of life and conceals and veils those Entities Whose outstanding quality and characteristic it is.  To the life of that little entity we call an atom in the physical body of a man, the Thinker in the causal body, his greater directing intelligence, is as obscure and unknown as the Logos is to the Thinker, Man, himself.  The analogy is nevertheless accurate. [cxli]39  Man's physical body, for instance, considering it [395] as a corporate whole composed of many lesser lives, suffers or prospers as its directing Intelligence acts with wisdom-love or otherwise.  The manasic principle actuates all that occurs within the man's aura, and he suffers, or he makes progress, according to the application of that principle.
So, reverently may the same be said of the body of the solar Logos, a system, and so may it be said of the planetary Logos and His scheme.

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