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310. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire - 28. DIVISION B - IV. THE FUTURE OF MANAS - Part 2 - A. BAILEY

DIVISION B - MANAS AS A COSMIC, SYSTEMIC AND HUMAN FACTOR

IV. THE FUTURE OF MANAS - Part 2


Each of these divisions can be studied separately and in due course of time (when it may be safe to transmit information more freely anent the devas) it will be seen that a deva Lord of a plane, for instance, works through force centres, manifests objectively through the colour which is His psychical display, and ensouls the matter of[439] a plane just as a Heavenly Man ensouls His scheme.  The idea can be extended likewise to chains, globes, races, and rounds.  Duality always will be seen,—human and deva manifestation forming the sumtotal, and always will energy and quality progress in parallel lines.
As the ray influence passes away from a race or a planet, a scheme or a solar system, it must not be supposed that it is completely abrogated; it has simply passed beyond the periphery of whatever ring-pass-not it was energising, and the force of its influence is being focussed elsewhere.  The original recipient becomes a channel, or transmitting agent, and not so much an absorber or container.  Words again are handicapping us, and proving their inadequacy to express an idea.  What the student should recognise is that during a cycle of ray influence, the object of its immediate attention receives and absorbs it, and transmutes it according to its need, and not so much therefore is available for transmission.  When the cycle is drawing to a close more and more of the ray influence or magnetism will be felt elsewhere, until practically all of it will be passed on unabsorbed.
This is what is beginning to happen in relation to this sixth Ray of Devotion.  Egos who are on that particular Ray will take form elsewhere on other globes, and in other chains, and not so much on our planet.  The vibrations of that Ray will quiet down as far as we are concerned, and find increased activity elsewhere.  To phrase it otherwise, our planet and all thereon will become positive and non-receptive, and will temporarily repulse this particular type of force.  A psychical manifestation of this can be seen in the dying down of what is called Christian enthusiasm.  This Ray, on which the Chohan Jesus may be found, will no longer pour its force to the same extent into the form He built, and it will necessarily slowly but surely disintegrate, having served its purpose [440] for close on two thousand years.  Later again the same force will be felt returning, and a new form will be found slowly coming into being, but along more adequate lines.
It will consequently be apparent how the knowledge of these cycles, and of the force manifestation or obscuration of a Ray will eventually lead to a working with the Law, and to an intelligent co-operation with the plan of evolution.  It might here be stated that the seven Kumaras (the four exoteric and the three esoteric) cooperate with this Law, and work exoterically, or esoterically according to the Ray in power, with the exception of the first Kumara, the Logos of our scheme, Who—being the synthesizing point for all—remains ever in objective activity.
It is this Ray activity which governs the obscuration or manifestation of a system, and a scheme with all that is included in these manifestations.  Hence the emphasis laid in all occult books on the study of cycles, and on the differentiation of the one hundred years of Brahma into its component parts.  In this knowledge lies hid the mystery of Being itself, of electrical force, and of fohatic synthesis.
I will make no more comments on the future effects of the Ray which is passing into temporary obscuration as far as we are concerned.  We shall later take up at greater length than has been possible with the other Rays, the subject of the seventh type of force now coming into power, and which is therefore a vital factor in the immediate evolution of man.
The fifth principle of manas is at this time beginning to demonstrate mainly through the seventh type of force (or the fifth when considering only the Brahma aspect of manifestation).  It will be immediately apparent, therefore, that this incoming Ray is peculiarly situated at this time, and that its influence will be manifested under very favorable conditions.  It is pouring its force out upon the [441] seventh plane, the physical, during the fifth rootrace and the fifth subrace, and consequently the opportunity is great.  In all that has been said anent the Rays it will be apparent that from the present standpoint two are paramountly concerned with the evolution of man:  the fourth Ray of Harmony, which is the dominant ray of the greater cycle which includes the fourth round and globe, and theseventh Ray of Ceremonial Magic, which is one of the foremost influences concerned in all objective manifestations.  These two Rays, or the force of these two planetary Logoi, are largely instrumental in bringing about coherency in our chain, the fourth of the fourth scheme, and on our physical globe, the Earth.  The fourth and the seventh interact, one acting temporarily as a negative force and the other as a positive.
The fifth Kumara, the Lord of the seventh Ray (for it is necessary to keep in mind His dual position as one of the points of the five-pointed Star of Brahma, and as one of the Triangles in the sevenfold logoic body) has a unique position as the "Ruler of the Building Devas" of the physical plane, the devas of the ethers, in cooperation with their Deva Lord.  He guides and directs the production of the form by means of certain occult words.  He works, therefore, through the etheric body of all forms and it is through His inflowing force that we may look for that increased stimulation of the matter of the etheric brain which will make the physical brain receptive to the higher revealing truth, and will put into the hands of scientists the secrets of the fourth and third ethers.  The development of the matter of the brain parallels the stage of development of its atomic correspondence, and in the vitalisation of the fifth spirilla and the consequent reflex action of the seventh, we may look to see the mind of man assume proportions, and attain achievement, as yet unthought and undreamt.
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We might consider the effect of this incoming force along three lines:
First.  The type of force, or the logoic quality, with its function and aim.
Second.  Its work in relation to:
a. The animal kingdom.
b. The human kingdom.
c. The deva kingdom.
Third.  The results to be looked for during the coming centuries.
The type of force, or the nature of the Heavenly Man of the seventh Ray, is fundamentally constructive.  It will be necessary here to touch somewhat upon His character and His place in the logoic scheme, calling attention to the need of refraining from personalisation and externalisation.  The Heavenly Man of the scheme in which the Ray of Ceremonial Magic is embodied is one of the main transmitters of radiation from the Sun to the system and has a close connection with logoic kundalini.  Herein lies a hint.  The Raja-Lord of the etheric levels of the physical plane works in close alliance with Him and this will be apparent if we bear in mind that the Lord of a plane is its embodied activity.  He is the energising force that expresses itself as a unified Identity in the matter of a plane, and we might therefore get some idea of the coherency of Their mutual work if we bear in mind that
The Raja-Lord of a plane is the sum total of the substance of that plane.
The planetary Logos Who is most closely connected with any particular plane is its quality and colouring.
By the united action and work of these two Entities all is accomplished,—the Lord of the Builders constructing [443]the forms which the Lord of Life utilises to develop consciousness within.
The force or vibration of any Ray might be summed up as:
a. The intelligent purpose of an Entity, a planetary Logos.
b. His life energy working in, through, and upon His body of manifestation.
c. His magnetic radiation as it affects (though in lesser degree) His Brothers in manifestation.
d. His peculiar colouring or quality, His main psychological aspect, demonstrating through His own activities within His own scheme.
e. The effect of the same as it influences His Brothers within the body corporate of the solar Logos.
f. His life force as it radiates beyond His own periphery as active energy and stimulating activity—being literally one of the aspects of Fohat.  The activity aspect of a Heavenly Man is as much an aspect of Fohat as Brahma is the sumtotal of Fohat.  The Heavenly Men are, by virtue of physical manifestation, Fohat and His Brothers.
When this is borne in mind it will be seen that each of the planetary Logoi, equally with a solar Logos, and with Their reflections, human beings, demonstrate through the aspects.
In their totality all these are the expression of the incarnating Logos; in the one case His fohatic energy builds the kingdoms of nature, giving them Body; in the other He gives them their psychical value, and finally through them all He demonstrates as Existence or Being.
Similar tables can be worked out for a Heavenly Man and a human being, laying the emphasis always upon the development of the middle or psychic aspect.
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TABULATION III 
THE ASPECTS AND EVOLUTION
Aspect
Manifestation
Objectively
Subjectively
Evolutionary Aspect
Activity
The Seven Brothers
Seven etheric centres
Seven types of force
Involution and




evolution of the




kingdoms of nature.

Sumtotal
Fire by friction.  The Brahma or Matter aspect.



The Mother.



Love-Wisdom
Seven Heavenly Men
Seven schemes
Seven Rays
Seven types of 
deva and human

Dragon of Wisdom.







Monads.

Sumtotal
Solar fire.  Vishnu aspect.  subjectivity or




the psyche.  The Son in Manifestation.


Will
Seven Cosmic Entities
Seven Heavenly Men
Seven qualities
Seven Hierarchies.

Sumtotal
Electric Fire, the One Life.  Mahadeva.  Spirit



With these thoughts in mind it should be possible to [445] see more clearly what the coming in of a Ray, such as the present one, or its passing out, may involve.  In the particular case under discussion, we have the coming in of a Ray that is intimately connected with the plane of manifestation, the physical plane, which is (within the greater cycle) responsible for man's very existence, and the source of his future hope.
This seventh Ray (fifth) ever manifests in a period of transition from one kingdom to another, and this holds hid the mystery of the particular form of service of its planetary Logos.  He governs the processes of:
Transmutation
Incarnation
Transference.
In these three words His life-work is summed up; in these three words is embodied the nature of this great Entity, Who presides over the processes of blending and merging and adaptation; Who, through His knowledge of cosmic Sound, guides the life forces of certain solar and lunar entities from form to form, and is the link between the soul awaiting incarnation, and its body of manifestation.  This is equally true whether we are considering the incarnation of a man, of a group, of an idea, or of all entities of lesser grade to the solar Being Who manifests through a globe, or the regent of the globe under the planetary Logos.  All entities of higher rank than this great evolutionary Being come into incarnation through the linking work of an extra-systemic Being.  In all periods of the transference of the life from
System to system,
Scheme to scheme,
Chain to chain,
this cosmic Deity pours forth His power and influence.  In all periods of lesser transition of the life from
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Globe to globe,
Plane to plane,
Kingdom of nature to another kingdom,
the Lord of the seventh Ray plays a similar part.
Herein lies the reason for His inflowing force at this time, for a profound movement is in order of accomplishment, and a transference is in progress which calls for His particular type of energy.  A transference is being effected of certain groups of human and deva Monads out of the human kingdom into the fifth or spiritual kingdom.  During His cycle of close on two thousand five hundred years, a specific number of men will pass on to the Path of Initiation, and take at least the first Initiation, thus transferring their centres of consciousness out of the purely human into the early stages of the spiritual.
During this same cycle, a transference of units from out of the animal kingdom into the human will proceed in the fifth chain and from thence on to another chain, thus producing a period of even greater activity than on our own globe.  Similarly I may point out (even though it is not possible to give more than a hint) that the force of the cosmic Transferrer is being called into activity by the transference during this cycle of a special group of highly advanced units of the human and deva kingdoms (members of the occult Hierarchy) to another scheme altogether.  Certain units also—from among the Lipika Lords—are taking advantage of this cosmic influence to transfer their activity to another system, giving place to others Who will work out the karma of the new age.  The power of these agencies permeates the entire globe and extends throughout the chains and schemes which lie in the line of its path.  It will fundamentally affect the vegetable kingdom, obscuring old types and bringing in new; it will work in the mineral kingdom and give a new impetus to the chemical processes, causing incidentally [447] a setting loose of radioactive units, and a consequent accretion of knowledge by the scientist.  In the elemental kingdoms and the group souls found therein, it produces facility in the transference of atoms.
So far-reaching are the effects of this Ray, both on the deva and human units in their different kingdoms that entirely new environments will evolve for the utilisation of the new types and entirely new characteristics will be found emerging in the race of men.
We have somewhat considered the type of force which expresses itself by means of the seventh Ray and have seen that it is the great transmuting, and transferring agent of the Logos.  We have seen that it has a powerful effect both on deva and human units; we have found that the prime function of the Logos of the seventh Ray is beyond all else, that of adaptation, or the moulding of the form and the rendering of it suitable to the needs of any particular Entity.  In all the constructive work of form-building, certain factors enter in which must here be enumerated as they concern vitally this particular Heavenly Man, and the particular plane, the physical, on which we undergo experience.  These are:
First.  The will or the one-pointed purpose of some entity.
Second.  The material through which the life proposes to manifest.  This material, as we know, is found within the ring-pass-not in seven grades, and in forty-nine subgrades.
Third.  The Builders who are the vehicle for the divine purpose, and who mould matter upon a particular plan.  These Builders evolve the forms out of their own nature and substance.
Fourth.  A plan by which the work is carried out and which is imparted to the Builders, being latent in their consciousness.  They evolve the form of the Grand Heavenly Man, of the Heavenly Men, of the human units, [448]and of all forms from within outwards, and produce the self-identified Existences as a mother builds and produces a conscious Son out of the matter of her own body, carrying certain racial earmarks yet independent, self-conscious, self-willed and threefold in manifestation.  The fact of the identity of the deva evolution with the essence they manipulate must ever be borne in mind.
Finally. Certain Words or Mantric Sounds, [cliii]51 which—[449] uttered by a greater Life—can ever drive the lesser lives to the fulfillment of constructive purpose. These Words are uttered by
A solar Logos.  The threefold Word gives rise to a sevenfold vibration.
A Heavenly Man, Who—through utterance—sweeps into evolutionary objectivity His scheme and all that is therein.
The Monad, whose threefold word gives rise to a sevenfold vibration.
The Ego, who—through sonorous utterance—produces a human being in the three worlds.
The analogy existing between these four should be carefully noted.
Certain Words belong to the different aspects, and the Words of the first aspect set in vibration the matter that evolves through the seven cycles of solar systems.  Their relation to the Words of the present solar system is analogous to the primordial substance which lies back of our present creation.  The Words of the second aspect concern us closely, but the Words of Brahma are at the present stage more closely connected with our work upon the physical plane.  These Words, where the three worlds are concerned, very largely fall into a group of mantrams, hidden in the consciousness of the Lords of the fifth and seventh Rays; by their intelligent utterance the third aspect (the Brahma or manasic aspect) is brought into contact with the first aspect and produces that which we call the "Conscious Son" or Sun.  Upon the mental plane they are sounded by the Lord of the fifth Ray, causing a vibration not only in what we might call "the lower levels" but producing response on the first or archetypal [450] plane and on the cosmic mental plane likewise.  On the physical plane the words, uttered by the seventh Logos, produce the following results:
First.  The anchoring of the permanent atoms within their group soul, or the union of matter and consciousness.
Second.  The guidance of the stream of life into any particular kingdom, or the blending of form and consciousness.
Third.  The transference of the conscious, sentient life from form to form, from group to group, from kingdom to kingdom within the hierarchies.
In connection with the human kingdom, the fifth Ray had to function or pour forth its influence in order to produce self-consciousness within the conscious form.
It will consequently be seen that the utterance of sound along the line of force by the trained adept can both utilize deva activity to effect certain results in connection with the form side of manifestation, and can drive the life within to definite action.  Hence the extreme danger—as has been frequently pointed out—of the knowledge of these mantrams and the need to safeguard them from interference and misuse.  Power over form and over force lies always ready in the hand of those who have done three things:
First.  Developed the consciousness of the group in which they themselves find place.
Second.  Learned the secret of the notes and tones to which that group responds.
Third.  Apprehended certain set words and phrases and the due method of chanting and intonation.
They cannot bring about results outside the periphery of the group whose consciousness is theirs.  For instance, an adept can work with forms and force within [451] the ring-pass-not of his own planetary Logos within the three worlds, within the ring-pass-not of the polar opposite of his Logos, or within the ring-pass-not of three planetary Logoi who form a systemic triangle.  He cannot exhibit this power in the higher planes nor within the spheres of the synthesising and neutral schemes.  After the sixth Initiation his power extends to the two planes beyond the three worlds, the buddhic and the atmic, and within the spheres of the entire Brahma aspect as we visualise it as the totality of the schemes of the five Kumaras who are Brahma.  At the seventh Initiation he has power on all the seven planes and within the entire number of schemes; all the Sacred Words are then his and he can work in matter of all grades, sound all notes, and control all types of force.  He stands ready then to guide the life to regions outside the solar sphere of influence.  But on the physical plane he works primarily with the Words of the seventh Logos, which fall naturally into five groups:
1. Mantrams which deal with etheric matter, and control the devas of the ethers.
2. Mantrams which deal with dense physical matter and control the sub-human evolution through certain groups of devas.
3. Words specifically connected with the human Hierarchy, and which are very carefully guarded from the knowledge of man himself.
4. Words concerning the deva evolution which control, and bring different groups of devas into the line of the will of the utterer.  These are in many ways the most dangerous and all knowledge of them is withheld from men below the rank of initiates of the third order.
5. Words which affect the life side of manifestation and which drive it into, or out of, form.
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There is a sixth group intimately connected with electrical manifestation, which is beginning to work out in the formula of scientists, and students of radio-activity and electrical phenomena, but fortunately for themselves they remain formulas on paper and are not as yet embodied in sound.
In dealing very briefly with the question of mantrams, it is to be recognised that "The time is not yet" for their general publication.  No purpose would be immediately served by the impartation of mantric forms.  Inevitably the time will come when they will be known, but at this time no one would be benefited by the knowledge of them for the following reasons:
Knowledge of things occult does not suffice for their wise utilisation.
The development of the intuition by means of aspiration, endeavour, failure, and renewed effort ending in success is of far more profit to the Ego than the quick results brought about by the use of sound.
The "Words" are used for the manipulation of matter and its bending into form along the line of evolution.  Until the inner faculty of clairvoyance is somewhat developed, this knowledge of mantrams remains practically useless and may be even a menace.  When a man can see a need for correction and for adjustment in a brother's vehicle, and can awaken in his brother a desire to adjust that which is amiss, wise assistance can be given by the one who sees and sounds.  Think this out, for it holds the key to the reason for the safeguarding of the words.
Selflessness, sight, and sincerity of purpose must all three exist before the sounds can be imparted.  Selflessness and sincerity are sometimes found but the occult use of the inner vision is still rare.
We must keep closely in mind (as we take up this matter of the incoming Ray and the effects to be looked for from its influence) that we are only considering the mind [453] aspect in the three evolutions.  I do not purpose to say much anent human development as much has been already hinted at in the preceding pages, and a hint suffices for the true student, but it may be possible to state in broad outline the coming developments and to tabulate the results to be expected.  Suggestions only are possible.
Development of etheric vision universally.  This will be due to two causes:
First, the scientific recognition of the existence of the etheric levels, thereby freeing people from the onus of adverse public opinion, and enabling them to reveal what they have individually long realised.  Etheric vision is comparatively common even now.  But comment concerning it is rare, owing to the fear of criticism.
Secondly, the increased activity of the devas of the ethers, which throws the matter of the etheric levels into more active vibration, with consequent reflex action on the eye of man.
Increased mental activity and the spread of education (of the concrete mental kind) everywhere.  This will result in:
Increased competition between units and between groups.
The organization of business on lines hitherto undreamt of.
The foundation of groups and aggregations of groups whose sole purpose will be to synthesise all the lines of human endeavour, and thus bring about unification of effort, and economy of force in the scientific, business, philosophic, educational, and religious worlds.
The foundation of schools of medicine along new lines, whose purpose will be to study the etheric body, its relation to the dense physical body, and its function [454] as the receiver, storer, and transmitter of the vital fluids of the system.
The foundation of the new church, which will be no longer along devotional and idealistic lines but which will be an outgrowth of the old idealism, demonstrating through mental forms.  It will have for its basis the scientific recognition of the unseen world and its due appreciation and apprehension by means of accurate scientific ceremonial.  This ceremonial of the universal church—being founded on the mental unity of all peoples—will not be ceremonial as it is now understood, as it will be the guarded, guided, scientific utilisation of sound and color to bring about certain desired ends, such as
The aligning of the Ego,
The influencing of groups,
The making of contact with the Occult Hierarchy,
The co-operation with the devas in order to further the constructive ends of evolution,
and many other objects which will grow out of the scientific comprehension of the constitution of man, the nature of vibration or radioactivity, and the demonstrated reality of the hitherto metaphysical hypothesis and religious dogma of the unseen world of thought and of spiritual existence.
Increased facility in approaching the Path.  This will be based on the fact that so many of the then existent humanity will have personal knowledge of the ruling powers and forces, will perhaps be on the Probationary Path, or will be initiates of the first degree.  Thus the present scepticism will become non-existent.  The dangers then will be along other lines—those incident to the very influence of this ray itself:  the dangers of crystallisation into form so that the true spiritual devotee may become rare, and the scientific aspirant will take his place.
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The true occultist is a scientist and a devotee, and where these two are not merged, we have the mystic and the man in danger of black magic, being governed by the intellect and not by selflessness; there are dangers incident also upon contact with the deva evolution and the knowledge of the powers and forces made available through their agency.
The coming into incarnation of numbers of old magicians and occultists, and the rapid growth therefore of recognised psychic powers among the people.  This psychism, being tinged with mentality and not being of a purely astral quality, will be even more dangerous than in Atlantean days, for back of it will be some degree of will, conscious purpose, and intellectual apprehension, and unless this is paralleled by the growth of spiritual realisation, and by the steady grip of the Ego upon the lower personality, a period of real danger may ensue.  Hence the need of pointing out and of realising the menace, so that the truth of the inner life and the need of serving the race as an essential to advancement may be proclaimed far and wide.
Paralleling the incoming of this large band of seventh Ray magicians (some linked to the Brotherhood and some to the purely manasic groups) is the proposed advent of certain members of the Hierarchy (initiates below the fourth Initiation) and of certain disciples and probationers, all on this Ray and all true psychics, who hope through their endeavours to offset the vibrations, and ward off the menace incident to the advent of the other group.  The arranging of this and the preparing of the way for them in the different countries, specially in Europe and North America, is occupying the attention at this time of the Master R— and the Master H—. [cliv]52
A group of scientists will come into incarnation on the [456] physical plane during the next seventy-five years who will be the medium for the revelation of the next three truths concerning electrical phenomena.  A formula of truth concerning this aspect of manifestation was prepared by initiates on the fifth Ray at the close of the last century, being part of the usual attempt of the Hierarchy to promote evolutionary development at the close of every cycle of one hundred years.  Certain parts (two fifths) of that formula have worked out through the achievements of such men as Edison and those who participate in his type of endeavour, and through the work of those who have dealt with the subject of radium and radioactivity.  Three more parts of the same formula have still to come, and will embody all that it is possible or safe for man to know anent the physical plane manifestation of electricity during the fifth subrace.
All that we have here considered covers the time till the coming in of the new subrace.  This race will summarise and carry to a temporary conclusion the manasic effort of the fifth rootrace of mental growth, and will cause results of stupendous import.  During the sixth subrace, the emphasis will not be so much on the development of mind, as it will be on the utilisation of the concrete mind, and its acquired faculty, for the development of the powers of abstract thought.  Perhaps too much importance has been attached to the statement of some occult writers that the sixth subrace will be intuitive.  The intuition will be awakening, and will be more prominent than now, but the outstanding characteristic will be the ability of the units of the sixth subrace to think in abstract terms, and to use the abstract mind.  Their function will be to perfect (as far as may be in this round) [457] the group antaskarana, [clv]53 or the link between the mental and the buddhic.  This bridge will be of a usable nature during the sixth rootrace in which the intuition will show real and general signs of existing.  In this rootrace, units only show signs here and there of real intuition, having built the necessary bridge in their individual selves.  In the sixth rootrace small groups will be intuitive.
It is needless to say more here anent the influence of the seventh Ray upon the sons of men.  More later may be available but enough has been suggested to form the basis of useful speculation.
b. Animals and human beings and the Rays.  We will now take up two points and study the effect of the incoming force on the human and animal kingdoms.
These points are of profound interest to the occult student for two reasons.  The topic we have now to consider is the effect of the incoming seventh Ray during the coming centuries upon the animal kingdom and the deva evolution.  The profundity of the interest lies in the fact that in the one case we are dealing with the evolution immediately behind the human and from which man is not as yet wholly emancipated, and in the other we are concerning ourselves with a paralleling evolution, and one that is of vast importance in the scheme of things.  Let us take up first this seventh Ray and its effect upon the animal kingdom.
Practically little is known to man concerning this kingdom of nature, save what science has vouchsafed anent the physical organisms, and a few occult statements which have been given out at various times; the development of the animal consciousness and its immediate future is as yet but little understood.
The most important of the occult facts concerning this [458] third kingdom as they relate to our present subject, may be enumerated as follows:
1. The animal kingdom holds the same relation to the human kingdom as the dense physical body does to the seven principles and still finds its connecting link with man through the close correspondence between their bodies of objectivity.
2. The animal kingdom is the third of the kingdoms and is (from the esoteric point of view and as regards its relation to mankind) the mother aspect, prior to the overshadowing by the Holy Spirit, the manas aspect.  Think out this resemblance, and trace the analogy between the cosmic mother, the systemic mother, and the same mother aspect as seen in the animal kingdom as a basis for the evolution of man.
Each of the kingdoms of nature acts as the mother to the succeeding one in the evolutionary process.  Any group, which may be under consideration, should in due course of evolution give birth to offspring, who will—in themselves—embody some ideal, and who receive their objective forms on some plane from the earlier group.  From the third kingdom springs the fourth, and from this fourth will emerge the fifth, each receiving
a. Germ protection,
b. Form,
c. Gradual development,
d. Nourishment,
until in each case the human child, or the Christ child, is brought to the birth.  This is a very occult truth, and though the facts have been recognised and taught anent the fourth and fifth kingdoms, the work and place of the animal has not received its due recognition.
3. During the third rootrace, animal individualisation took place, and the self-conscious unit, called Man, came into being.  I have somewhat dealt with the question of [459] individualisation elsewhere and seek not here to enlarge upon it.  I would only point out a correspondence that holds hid the key to the mystery of individualisation.
In this chain, individualisation took place during the third rootrace and in the fourth round, speaking in this connection of a round through a chain of globes, and not the life force of a planetary Logos circulating through the seven chains in a scheme.  It is of peculiar interest at this time that we are in the fourth round in a chain as well as in the fourth round as regards the scheme of seven chains.  It has led to evolutionary possibilities of great import.  On the moon chain individualisation took place during the fifth race of the third round, and in the next chain to ours on the evolutionary arc individualisation will take place during the sixth race of the second round,—in each case this refers to a planetary round through a chain of globes.
4. In the fourth rootrace the "door" (as it is called) between the two kingdoms became closed, and no more of the animal kingdom passed into the human.  Their cycle temporarily ended and—to express it in terms of fire or of electrical phenomena—the animal kingdom and the human became positive to each other, and repulsion instead of attraction supervened.  All this was brought about by the swinging into power of a profoundly long cycle of the fifth Ray.  This was necessitated by the need of man to develop along the manasic line, and resulted in a period of repulsion of the animal units, leaving their consciousness to be stimulated on astral lines.
Owing to this repulsion, we have one reason (and one of the least fundamental) for the destructive war and the long cycle of cruelty that has been waged between man and the animals.  It can be evidenced in the terror of man in connection with wild animals of the jungles and the deserts, and in the terrible toll of life that such animals have exacted during the centuries.  This must not [460] be forgotten.  For thousands of years, wild animals have—specially before the coming in of firearms—destroyed the defenseless, and during those years, had statistics been taken, the numbers of human beings killed would reach a stupendous figure.  Now, in this age, the balancing is taking place and in the slaughter of animals equilibrium is being reached.  I do not refer to the wanton cruelties practised under the name of science, nor to certain practices which take place under religious guise in different lands.  The source of these enormities must be sought for elsewhere.  It is hidden in the karma of that Being, Who for a period—during the moon chain—held office as the Entity Who is the informing evolutionary Life of the animal kingdom.  This is a point of view needing careful pondering.  Each of the kingdoms of nature is the expression of a Life or Being; man, for instance, being the expression of one or other of the Heavenly Men; the sumtotal of humanity (the fourth Hierarchy) being found, with the deva evolution, as the centres of the solar Logos.  The animal kingdom likewise is the expression of the life of a Being Who is a part of the body of the Logos or of the planetary Logos, but not a centre of conscious energy.  (A correspondence is found in the human body, which has its seven centres of force or energy, but also other organs upon which objective manifestation depends in lesser degree.)  Such an Entity finds expression through the animal kingdom, of which He is the informing Soul, and He has definite place in the planetary or logoic body.  This is a hint which has hitherto not been exoteric and is to be commended to the consideration of students.  I would add that some of the tragedies underlying existence at this time are karmically incident upon temporarily faulty relations between an entity who dominated at one period of the third or moon-chain, and the one holding analogous position in this the fourth or earth chain.  This latter is the sumtotal of the [461] lowest human principle, if we count the dense physical or animal body of man as a principle.  In their lack of agreement lies the clue to the cruelties practised on animals by man.
We have enumerated six occult statements anent the animal kingdom, the third kingdom of nature.  They related to the past, and we will now add one further statement to them and then proceed to consider the present and to foretell certain eventualities that may be looked for in the future.
As we have seen, during the third rootrace, opportunity for the animal kingdom occurred and many individualised.  In the fourth rootrace this cycle of opportunity ceased temporarily, and something happened which is analogous to what will occur in the fifth rootrace in connection with man, at the so-called "Judgment Day."  In Atlantean days the lives which composed the third kingdom of nature were divided into two groups:
A number of these lives were "passed," and the tide of life sweeps through them, permitting of their incarnating in animal form on earth, and their gradual evolution.


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