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351. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire - 69. DIVISION F - THE LAW OF ATTRACTION I. THE SUBSIDIARY LAWS - A. BAILEY

DIVISION F - THE LAW OF ATTRACTION

I. THE SUBSIDIARY LAWS


The subsidiary aspects, or laws, of the Law of Attraction might be enumerated as follows:
1. The Law of Chemical Affinity.  This law governs the soul aspect in the mineral kingdom.  It concerns the marriage of the atoms, and the romance of the elements.  It serves to perpetuate the life of the mineral kingdom and to preserve its integrity.
It is the cause of the immetalisation of the Monad.
2. The Law of Progress.  It is called this in the vegetable kingdom owing to the fact that it is in this kingdom that definite objective response to stimulation can be noted.  It is the basis of the phenomenon of sensation, which is the key to this solar system of love, our system being a "Son of Necessity" or of desire.  This law is the working out into manifestation of the informing consciousness of a part of the deva kingdom, and of certain pranic energies.  The student will find much of esoteric interest in the following line of living forces:
a. The second chain, globe and round,
b. The vegetable kingdom,
c. The devas of desire in their second reflected groupings,
d. The heart of the Sun,
e. The second Ray force.
3. The Law of Sex.
This is the term applied to the force which brings about the physical merging of the two poles in connection with the animal kingdom, and of man, viewing him as responsive to the call of his animal nature.  It concerns itself with the due guarding of the form in this particular cycle and its perpetuation.  It is only powerful during the period of the duality of the sexes and their separation and, in the case of man, will be offset by a higher expression of the law when man is again androgynous.  It is [1169] the law of marriage, and finds some aspects of its manifestation not only in marriage of men and animals in the physical sense, but in the "occult marriage" of
a. The Soul and the Spirit.
b. The Son with his Mother (or the Soul with the physical substance).
c. The negative planetary lives with the positive ones earlier pointed out.
d. The systemic marriage, or the merging of the two final planetary schemes after their absorption of the other forces.
e. The cosmic marriage, or the merging of our solar system with its opposite cosmic pole, another constellation.  The cosmic marriage of stars and Systems is the cause of the occasional irregular flaring-up or intensification of suns and their increased luminosity which is sometimes seen, and which has frequently been the subject of discussion.
4. The Law of Magnetism.  This is the law which produces the unifying of a personality, and though it is an expression of lunar force, is, nevertheless, of a much higher order than the law of physical sex.  It is the expression of the law as it is demonstrated by the three major groups of lunar pitris.  These three groups are not concerned with the building of the forms of the animal kingdom, for they are the builders of the body of man in the final three stages of the path of evolution:
a. The stage of high intellectuality, or of artistic attainment,
b. The stage of discipleship,
c. The stage of treading the Path.
The lower four groups concern themselves with the earlier stages, and with the animal aspects of attraction in both the kingdoms.
5. The Law of Radiation.  This is one of the most interesting of the laws for it only comes into activity in connection with the highest specimens of the various kingdoms, and concerns itself with the attraction that a higher kingdom of nature will have for the highest lives of the next lower kingdom.  It governs the radioactivity of minerals, the radiations of the vegetable kingdom and (curiously enough) the entire question of perfumes.  Smell is the highest of the purely physical senses; so in the vegetable kingdom a certain series of perfumes are evidence of radiation in that kingdom.
There is, moreover, an interesting link between those who are members of the fifth kingdom (the spiritual) and the vegetable, for in esotericism the two and the five, the Son, and the Sons of Mind, are closely allied.  It is not possible to indicate more, but it is not without significance that certain Rays are, through the initiates and Masters, represented by vegetable perfumes.  It signifies radiation, and to those who have the key reveals the quality of the egoic lotus and the place it holds in any particular planetary lotus, as well as a connection with certain devas who are the sevenfold life of the vegetable kingdom.  We must not forget that man is occultly a "seven-leaved plant, the saptaparna." 
This law in a mysterious manner, inexplicable to those ignorant of the karma of our planetary Logos, is not operative in the animal kingdom during this Cycle or chain.  One of the problems of the next chain will be the bringing in of animal radiation; thus offsetting the method of initiation now pursued.  It must never be forgotten that the chain process of individualisation, and the earlier three Initiations concern the animal kingdom and man is viewed therein as an animal.  In the final Initiation or the offering up of the entire bodily nature, [1171] this part of the general karma of the planetary Logos and the Life of the informing Spirit of the animal kingdom become adjusted.  If this is meditated upon, some light may be thrown upon the problem as to why the Adepts of the left hand path in Atlantean days were called "the Trees," and were destroyed with the entire Atlantean vegetation.  In the oldest of all the Commentaries the mystery is expressed thus:
"They (the Adepts of the Left Hand Path) became thus separated through their own fault.  Their smell rose not up to Heaven; they refused to merge.  No perfume was theirs.  They hugged to their greedy bosoms all the gains of the flowering plant."
6. The Law of the Lotus.  This is the name given to the mysterious influence from the cosmic Law of Attraction which brought in the divine Sons of Mind, and thus linked the two poles of Spirit and matter, producing upon the plane of mind that which we call the egoic lotus, or "the Flower of the Self."  It is the law which enables the lotus to draw from the lower nature (the matter aspect and the water aspect) the moisture and heat necessary for its unfoldment, and to bring down from the levels of the Spirit that which is to it what the rays of the sun are to the vegetable kingdom.  It governs the process of petal unfoldment, and therefore itself demonstrates as a triple law:
a. The Law of Solar Heat.....Knowledge petals.
b. The Law of Solar Light....Love petals.
c. The Law of Solar Fire.....Sacrifice petals.
7. The Law of Colour.
To get any comprehension of this law students should remember that colour serves a twofold purpose.  It acts as a veil for that which lies behind, and is therefore attracted [1172] to the central spark; it demonstrates the attractive quality of the central life.
All colours, therefore, are centres of attraction, are complementary, or are antipathetic to each other, and students who study along these lines can find out the law, and comprehend its working through a realisation of the purpose, the activity, and the relation of colours to or for each other.
8. The Law of Gravitation.  This law is for the non-occult student the most puzzling and confusing of all the laws.  It shows itself in one aspect as the power, and the stronger urge that a more vital life may have upon the lesser, such as the power of the spirit of the Earth (the planetary Entity, not the planetary Logos) to hold all physical forms to itself and prevent their "scattering."  This is due to the heavier vibration, the greater accumulative force, and the aggregated tamasic lives of the body of the planetary Entity.  This force works upon the negative, or lowest, aspect of all physical forms.  The Law of Gravitation shows itself also in the response of the soul of all things to the greater Soul in which the lesser finds itself.  This law, therefore, affects the two lowest forms of divine life, but not the highest.  It emanates in the first instance from the physical sun and the heart of the Sun.  The final synthesising forces which might be regarded as forms of spiritual gravitational activity are, nevertheless, not so, but are due to the working of another law, emanating from the central spiritual Sun.  The one is purely systemic, the other a cosmic law.
9. The Law of Planetary Affinity.  This term is used in the occult teaching specifically in connection with the interaction of the planets with each other and their eventual marriage.  As we know, the planetary schemes (the seven sacred planets) will eventually synthesise, or absorb the life of the planets which are not termed sacred and the numerous planetoids, as far as the four kingdoms [1173] of nature are concerned.  The absorption of the Spirit aspect proceeds under the Law of Synthesis.  The minor four planetary schemes become first the two, and then the one.  This one, with the major three, forms a second and higher quaternary which again repeats the process, producing from the four, the two, and from the two, the one.  This final one is eventually merged in the Sun, producing in this prolonged process, and over a vast period of time, the appearance of the "seven Suns who run together, and thus blaze forth, producing one flaming ball of fire."
On a lesser scale the same law governs the merging of the chains in a scheme.
10. The Law of Solar Union.  When the interplay of the Suns is being dealt with from the material aspect and from the consciousness aspect, this term is occultly used.  It is not possible to enlarge upon it, but only to point out the universality of this Law of Attraction.
11. The Law of the Schools.  (The Law of Love and Light.)  This is a mysterious term used to cover the law as it affects the expansions of consciousness which an initiate undergoes, and his ability to attract to himself through knowledge,
a. His own Higher Self, so as to produce alignment and illumination,
b. His Guru,
c. That which he seeks to know,
d. That which he can utilise in his work of service,
e. Other souls with whom he can work.
It will be evident, therefore, to the thoughtful student that this Law of the Schools is primarily applicable to all units of divine life who have arrived at, or transcended the stage of self-consciousness.  It has consequently a vital connection with the human kingdom, and there is an occult significance in the fact that this is the eleventh [1174]Law.  It is the law which enables a man to unite two of his aspects (the personal self and the Higher Self).  It is the law which governs the transition of the human atom into another and a higher kingdom.  It is the law which (when comprehended and conformed to) enables a man to enter into a new cycle.  It is the law of the adept, of the Master, and of the perfected man.  For this reason it might be of profit here if we dealt with it a little more fully than with the other laws, for mankind is now at the stage where a number of its units are ready to come under the specific influence of this law, and thus be transferred out of the Hall of Learning, via the Hall of Wisdom, into the fifth or spiritual kingdom.
This Law of the Schools does not specifically apply to the deva evolution.  They come under another law called "The Law of Passive Resistance" which does not concern us here, nor would it profit us to consider it.  Three main groups of existences are controlled by it:
1. Human beings from the moment they tread the Probationary Path.
2. All the units of the fifth kingdom, therefore, all the members of the Hierarchy.
3. The planetary Logoi throughout the system.
It will be apparent, therefore, that this law concerns the great experiment which has been inaugurated on earth by our planetary Logos in connection with the process of initiation, and it has only held sway since the Door of Initiation was opened in Atlantean days.  It does not, therefore, apply to all the members of the human family; some of whom will achieve slowly and under the sway of the basic Law of Evolution.  It does not affect, in any way, for instance, those members of the human family who have individualised on the earth chain through the fanning of the spark of mind—one of the methods employed by the Lords of the Flame, as earlier seen.
It can be studied in two main divisions, first, in connection with the human units passing under hierarchical influence in the Hall of Wisdom, and also in connection with the various planetary schemes.  Each scheme exists in order to teach a specific aspect of consciousness, and each planetary school or Hierarchy subjects its pupils to this law, only in manners diverse.  These planetary schools are necessarily governed by certain factors of which the two most important are the peculiar karma of the planetary Logos concerned, and His particular Ray.
It is not possible at this stage to convey to students the information as to the nature of each planetary school.  They exist in five great groups:
1. The exoteric non-sacred planets, called in occult parlance "the outer round" or outer circle of initiates.  Of these our earth is one, but being aligned in a peculiar fashion with certain spheres on the inner round, a dual opportunity exists for mankind, which facilitates, whilst it complicates, the evolutionary process.
2. The sacred planets, called sometimes (when this Law of the Schools is under consideration) the "seven grades of psychic knowledge" or the "seven divisions of the field of knowledge."
3. The inner round, which carries with it vast opportunity for those who can surmount its problems and withstand its temptations.  This inner round has a peculiar appeal to units on certain Rays, and has its own specific dangers.  The inner round is the round that is followed by those who have passed through the human stage and have consciouslydeveloped the faculty of etheric living and can follow the etheric cycles, functioning consciously on the three higher etheric planes in all parts of the system.  They have—for certain occult and specific purposes—broken the connection between the third etheric and the four lower subplanes of the physical plane.  This [1176] round is followed only by a prepared percentage of humanity, and is closely associated with a group who pass with facility and develop with equal facility on the three planets that make a triangle with the earth, namely Mars, Mercury, and Earth.  These three planets—in connection with this inner round—are considered only as existing in etheric matter, and (in relation to one of the Heavenly Men) hold a place analogous to the etheric triangle found in the human etheric body.  I have here conveyed more than has as yet been exoterically communicated anent this inner round and by the study of the human etheric triangle, its function, and the type of force which circulates around it, much may be deduced about the planetary inner round.  We must bear in mind in this connection that just as the human etheric triangle is but the preparatory stage to a vast circulation within the sphere of the entire etheric body, so the etheric planetary triangle—passing from the Earth to Mars and Mercury—is but the preparatory circulatory system to a vaster round included within the sphere of influence of one planetary Lord.
4. The circle of the planetoids.  Students of the Ageless Wisdom are apt to forget that the Life of the Logos manifests itself through those circling spheres which (though not large enough to be regarded as planets) pursue their orbital paths around the solar centre and have their own evolutionary problems and are functioning as part of the solar Body.  They are informed—as are the planets—by a cosmic Entity and are under the influence of the Life impulses of the solar Logos as are the greater bodies.  The evolutions upon them are analogous to, though not identical with, those of our planet, and they swing through their cycles in the Heavens under the same laws as do the greater planets.
5.  The absorbing Triangles.  This term is applied to the evolutionary schools found located in the three major [1177]planets of our system—Uranus, Neptune and Saturn—and to those found in the three major chains, and three major globes in a planetary scheme.  The Rulers of these planets, chains and globes are called the "Divine Examiners," and Their work concerns the human kingdom specifically and entirely.  They are responsible for the work of
a. Transferring men from one school to another, and from one grade to another.
b. For the expanding of the human consciousness under the law,
c. For the transmutation of the forms of the human unit in the three worlds and the consequent negation of the form,
d. For the radioactivity of the fourth kingdom in nature.
We might regard the presiding lives in these departmental schools as the custodians of the Path, and responsible, therefore, for the divine Pilgrim during the final stages of the treading of the Path of Evolution.  They begin to work with men from the moment they first set foot upon the Probationary Path and They continue Their work until the seventh initiation is taken.
The Masters, therefore, Who take pupils for training, are numbered amongst them, whilst the Masters Who do not concern Themselves with individuals and their development are not.
It is not possible to give fully the types of schools and teaching which is given on the different planets.  All that can be done is to give an occult phrase which will convey to the intuitive student the necessary hint.
Planetary Schools
URANUS—The School of Magic of the tenth order.  It is sometimes called "the planet of the violet [1178] force," and its graduates wield the power of cosmic etheric prana.
EARTH—The School of Magnetic Response.  Another name given to its pupils is "The graduates of painful endeavour" or the "adjudicators between the polar opposites."
A further hint to be taken in connection with the two names above given, is that its graduates are said to undergo examination upon the third subplane of the astral plane.
VULCAN—The School for Fiery Stones.  There is a curious connection between the human units who pass through its halls and the mineral kingdom.  The human units on the earth scheme are called in mystical parlance "the living stones"; on Vulcan they are called "fiery stones."
JUPITER—The School of Beneficent Magicians.  This planet is sometimes called in the parlance of the schools, the "College of Quadruple Force units," for its members wield four kinds of force in constructive magical work.  Another name given to its halls is "The Palace of Opulence" for its graduates work with the Law of Supply, and are frequently called "The Sowers."
MERCURY—The pupils in this planetary school are called "The Sons of Aspiration" or "The Points of Yellow Life."  They have a close connection with our Earth scheme, and the old Commentary refers to this in the words:
"The points of golden flame merge and blend with the four-leaved plant of tender green, and change its colour to a tinge of autumn yellow.  The four-leaved plant through new and fresh [1179] inflow becomes the plant with seven leaves and three white flowers."
VENUS—The School with five strict Grades.  This again is a planetary scheme closely related to ours, but its planetary Logos is in a more advanced group of students in the cosmic sense than is our planetary Logos.  Most of its hierarchical instructors come from the fifth cosmic plane, and are a peculiar group of Manasadevas of very exalted rank.  They are each depicted in the archives of our Hierarchy as holding a trident of fire surmounted by five green emeralds.
MARS—The School for Warriors, or the open grades for soldiers.  Four of these planetary schools are responsible for the energy flowing through the foremost exponents of the four castes and this not only in India but in all parts of the world.  Its teachers are spoken of as the "Graduates of the ruddy Fire," and are frequently portrayed as clothed in red robes, and carrying ebony wands.  They work under the first Aspect logoic and train those whose work is along the lines of the destroyer.
NEPTUNE—This school concerns itself with the development and fostering of the desire element and its graduates are called "the Sons of Vishnu."  Their symbol is a robe with a full sailed boat portrayed over the heart, the significance of which will be apparent to those who have eyes to see.
It is not permissible to touch upon the other planetary schools, nor would it profit.  Certain further facts can be ascertained by the student of meditation who is aligned with his Ego, and in touch with his egoic group.
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The teaching given on our earth scheme in the Hall of Wisdom has been dealt with in many occult books, includingInitiation, Human and Solar, and need not be enlarged upon here.
Some of the aspects of this law are here indicated.  The ground is by no means covered but enough has been shown to indicate its magnitude and extent.  In closing, it must be pointed out that the Law of Karma is from someangles of vision the sum total of this Law of Attraction for it governs the relation of all forms to that which uses the form, and of all lives to each other.
Students of the Law of Attraction must be careful to bear in mind certain things.  These should be carefully considered and realised as the subject is studied.
They must remember first, that all these subsidiary laws are really only the manifestation of the One Law; that they are but differentiated terms, employed to express one great method of manifestation.
Secondly, that all energy, demonstrating in the solar system, is after all the energy of the logoic physical permanent atom, having its nucleus on the atomic subplane of the cosmic physical.  This physical permanent atom (as is the case with the corresponding atom of the incarnating jiva), has its place within the causal body of the Logos on His own plane; it is, therefore, impressed by the totality of the force of the egoic cosmic lotus, or the attractive quality of cosmic love.  This force is transmitted to the solar system in two ways:  Through the medium of the Sun, which is in an occult sense the physical permanent atom; it, therefore, attracts, and holds attracted, all within its sphere of influence, thus producing the logoic physical body:  through the medium of the planes which are the correspondences to the seven spirillae of the physical permanent atom of a human being.  Thus a dual type of attractive force is found: one, basic and fundamental; the other more differentiated and secondary.

These streams of energy, judged by their effects, are called in human terminology laws, because their results are ever immutable and irresistible, and their effects remain unchangeably the same, varying only according to the form which is the subject of the energic impulse.
Thirdly, the student must bear in mind that the seven planes, or the seven spirillae of the logoic permanent atom, are not all equally vitalised by the attractive pull emanating from the logoic lotus via the heart of the Sun.  Five of them are more "alive" than the other two; these five do not include the highest and the lowest.  The words "the heart of the Sun" must be understood to mean more than a locality situated in the interior recesses of the solar body, and have reference to the nature of the solar sphere.  This solar sphere is closely similar to the atom pictured in the book by Babbitt and later in Occult Chemistry by Mrs. Besant.  The Sun is heart-shaped, and (seen from cosmic angles) has a depression at what we might call its north pole.  This is formed by the impact of logoic energy upon solar substance.
This energy which impinges upon the solar sphere, and is thence distributed to all parts of the entire system, emanates from three cosmic centres and, therefore, is triple during this particular cycle.
a. From the sevenfold great Bear.
b. From the Sun Sirius.
c. From the Pleiades.
It must be remembered that the possible cosmic streams of energy available for use in our solar system are seven in number, of which three are major.  These three vary during vast and incalculable cycles.
Students may find it of use to remember that,
a. The Law of Economy demonstrates as an urge,
b. The Law of Attraction as a pull,
c. The Law of Synthesis as a tendency to concentrate at a centre, or to merge.
The streams of energy which pour forth through the medium of the Sun from the egoic lotus and which are in reality "logoic Soul energy" attract to them that which is akin to them in vibration.  This may sound rather like the statement of a platitude, but is susceptible of really deep significance to the student, being accountable for all systemic phenomena.  These streams pass in different directions, and in the knowledge of occult direction comes knowledge of the various hierarchies of being, and the secret of the esoteric symbols.
The main stream of energy enters at the top depression in the solar sphere and passes through the entire ring-pass-not, bisecting it into two halves.
With this stream enters that group of active lives whom we call the "Lords of Karma."  They preside over the attractive forces, and distribute them justly.  They enter, pass to the centre of the sphere and there (if I may so express it) locate, and set up the "Holy Temple of Divine Justice," sending out to the four quarters of the circle the four Maharajahs, their representatives.  So is the equal armed Cross formed—and all the wheels of energy set in motion.  This is conditioned by the karmic seeds of an earlier system, and only that substance is utilised by the Logos, and only those lives come into manifestation who have set up a mutual attraction.
These five streams of living energy (the one and the four) are the basis of the onward march of all things; these are sometimes esoterically called "the forward moving Lives."  They embody the Will of the Logos.  It is the note they sound and the attractive pull which they initiate which bring into contact with the solar sphere a group of existences whose mode of activity is spiral and not forward.
These groups are seven in number and pass into manifestation [1184] through what is for them a great door of Initiation.  In some of the occult books, these seven groups are spoken of as the "seven cosmic Initiates Who have passed within the Heart, and there remain until the test is passed."  These are the seven Hierarchies of Beings, the seven Dhyan Chohans.  They spiral into manifestation, cutting across the fourfold cross, and touching the cruciform stream of energy in certain places.  The places where the streams of love energy cross the streams of will and karmic energy are mystically called the "Caves of dual light" and when a reincarnating or liberated jiva enters one of these Caves in the course of his pilgrimage, he takes an initiation, and passes on to a higher turn of the spiral.
Another stream of energy follows a different route, which is a little difficult to make clear.  This particular set of active lives enter the heart shaped depression, pass around the edge of the ring-pass-not to the lowest part of the solar sphere and then mount upwards, coming into opposition therefore with the stream of downpouring energy.  This stream of force is called "lunar" force for lack of a better term.  They form the body of the raja Lord of each of the planes, and are governed by the Law of Economy.
All these streams of energy form geometrical designs of great beauty to the eye of the initiated seer.  We have the transverse and bisecting lines, the seven lines of force which form the planes, and the seven spiralling lines, thus forming lines of systemic latitude and longitude, and their interplay and interaction produce a whole of wondrous beauty and design.  When these are visualised in colour, and seen in their true radiance, it will be realised that the point of attainment of our solar Logos is very high, for the beauty of the logoic Soul is expressed by that which is seen.

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