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Betelgeuse, a Second Order System

My focus in this paper is on the 2nd Order system of the giant sun Betelgeuse.
Significantly, from out of the circle of the seven solar Logoi - Betelgeuse
and our 4th Order solar Logos are the only two solar Logoi to which DK
assigns "ORDER" Numbers.

Fundamentally, I postulate that the star system of Betelgeuse is the
"principle" cosmic source of the 5th "solar" ray via the cosmic solar
plexus center, into our solar system.

DK> For instance, the interest awakened in the public mind lately by the
giant star Betelgeuse in the constellation of Orion is due to the fact that
at this particular time there has been an interplay of force between our
tiny system and this giant one, and communication between the two informing

"... streams of energy which definitely play upon and affect our planetary
life, such as those coming from that great star, Betelgeuse, or from Antares
and other stupendous suns and solar systems which are related to the
constellations of the zodiac and whose force reaches us through these
constellations and not directly. [EA15]

Astonomy teaches us:

"armpit" (east)
Other Names

* Betelguex; Betelgeuze; Beteiguex; Al Mankib.
* Alpha Orionis
* HR 2061
* HD 39801


* RA 05 55 10.3
* Dec +07 24 25
* V 0.50
* B-V +1.85
* Spectral Type M1-2Ia-Iab

Betelgeuse is the 12th brightest star in the sky. It is called Alpha Orionis
even though it is fainter than Beta Orionis (Rigel).

Interestingly, Betelgeuse is 12 times bigger than our solar Logos who is
the expression of the 12 petalled heart center and Betelgeuse works through
Jupiter, - (its planetary school of Path training] - the 12 petalled heart
center in the solar system.]



Orion (the Hunter) climbs the sky. Orion's belt, Mintaka at right, Alnilam
in the center, and Alnitak at left, runs through the middle of the picture.
Betelgeuse is the bright reddish star at upper left, Rigel the bright star
at lower right, Bellatrix the star to the right of center above the belt.
Saiph is centered near the lower edge of the picture below the belt. Orion's
head is marked by the trio of stars at the top of the picture just left of
center, the brightest of which is Meissa. The the red glow in the middle of
Orion's sword is the Orion Nebula. The multiple star Sigma Orionis is just
down and to the rightof Alnitak. Betelgeuse is at the northwest apex of the
Winter Triangle.


The great star Betelgeuse is one of the two that dominate mighty Orion of
winter, the other Rigel, the pair respectively called Alpha and Beta Orionis.

The name Betelgeuse is a corruption of the Arabic "yad al jauza," which
means the "hand of al-jauza," al-jauza the ancient Arabs' "Central One,"
a mysterious woman.

For us, it marks the upper left hand corner of the figure of the Greek's
ancient hunter (and since he is facing you, his right shoulder). One of the
sky's two first magnitude supergiants (the other Antares of summer),
Betelgeuse is one of the larger stars that can be seen, indeed one of the
larger stars to be found anywhere. At its most likely distance of 425 light
years, its measured angular diameter yields a radius 630 times that of the
Sun, 2.9 astronomical units. If placed at the Sun, the star would go 55%
of the way to the orbit of the planet Jupiter.

The star is so large that it is the first ever actually directly imaged as a disk }
from Earth (by the Hubble Space Telescope). From its size and temperature,
allowing for its infrared radiation, Betelgeuse shines an amazing 60,000 times
brighter than our Sun. The distance, however, is so great to be subject to some
uncertainty, the possible radius ranging from 45% to 70% of Jupiter's orbit,
the luminosity from 40,000 solar to 100,000 solar.

Whatever the actual numbers, Betelgeuse is clearly a highly evolved star, one
whose central hydrogen fuel supply has run out. As a result, the core contracted
into a hot dense state, and the outer portions swelled outward. We do not really
know the star's condition at the moment, but the odds are that it is now in the
process of fusing helium into carbon and oxygen in its core. Betelgeuse is
variable over long time periods, is ejecting part of itself through a strong wind,
and is surrounded by a huge shell of dust of its own making. The wind and
variability are perhaps related to huge hot spots on the star's surface, one of
which was seen by Hubble. Betelgeuse is also surrounded by some controversy.
From theory, its initial mass should have fallen somewhere between 12 and
about 17 times that of the Sun. If at the high end, the core will fuse elements
through neon, magnesium, sodium, and silicon all the way to iron. It will then
collapse, and Betelgeuse will blow up as a "supernova", most likely leaving a
compact neutron star about the size of a small town behind. If it were to explode
today, it would become as bright as a crescent Moon, would cast strong
shadows on the ground, and would be seen easily in full daylight. If the star is
near or under the lower end of the range, then Betelgeuse may eventually become
a shrunken and dense white dwarf about the size of Earth. Even then, however, it
will be different. Most white dwarfs are made of carbon and oxygen, whereas
Betelgeuse has enough mass to become one of the exceedingly rare neon-oxygen
white dwarfs. The only way we will really know is to wait a few million years.

The Tibetn teaches us.

On PATH III. Source: Solar Plexus of OAWNMBS.


Attributes - cosmic vision, deva hearing and psychic correlation.
Source - Betelgeuse, via the sign Sagittarius.
Hierarchy - the fifth.
Method - prismatic identification [1258]
Symbol a colored Cross, with a star at the center, and backed by a blazing
sun, surmounted by a Sensa Word.
Quality - cosmic etheric vision or septenary clairvoyance.


The adept who chooses this path preserves in a peculiar way the faculty of
sense-perception plus identification with the spiritual aspect. They are
constantly spoken of in the occult archives as the "Lords Whose mayavirupa
continuously recurs." As they work with the psyche or the soul of
manifestation and are primarily concerned with the subjective side of life
they are connected with that center in the Body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT
MAY BE SAID which is the source of conscious sensation. Therefore, they are
vitalized from the solar plexus of that great Existence Whose all-embracing
vitality holds our Logos, along with other solar Logoi, within the sphere of
His consciousness. As is well known, the solar plexus is the center which
synthesizes the reactions and the essential virtues of the lower three
centers. This point must be borne in mind when studying this cosmic path.

These adepts are also called the "Lords of cosmic Maya" for they work with
that faculty which is responsible for illusion and with the relation of the
Knower to that which is to be known. Remember here that we are not
considering the three worlds of human endeavor except in so far as they form
a part of a whole.

Students may be surprised to know that the source of the peculiar cosmic
energy which is found streaming towards our system along this cosmic Path is
that of the sun Betelgeuse. This name is, however, a blind. The reason that
certain facts connected with this sun have lately come more prominently
before the public is in reality a subjective one. The science of the soul in
its various aspects (mental, psychical, and spiritual) is making much
headway now in the world, and is absorbing more and more the attention of
thinkers. This is the result of certain waves of energy impinging upon our
solar system and thus eventually finding their way to our planet. Betelgeuse
from the occult standpoint is a system of the second order, just as our
solar system is one of the fourth order. There is consequently a relation
between these two numbers both in the system and the cosmos. This influence
reaches our system via the sign Sagittarius.


S> Our solar Logos: Heart center...........4th order. 12 petals
Betelgeuse: Solar Plexus Center....2nd order. 10 petals

DK> The solar plexus center and the heart, in which the ten of the perfect
man in this solar system is lost in the consummated twelve. As the twelve
Creative Hierarchies (in their outer and creative aspect) are contacted by
the man, who is the perfected quaternary from the standpoint of the form, so
in the relation between the solar plexus and heart is the second aspect
perfected; the love of the soul can express itself perfectly through the
emotional nature. [TWM88]

DK> Influential and potent forces pouring in at this time from the great
stars Betelgeuse and Sirius. To these two influences, the disciples of the
world in the senior ranks of the New Group of World Servers definitely
react, and they produce a stimulation of the heart center (Betelgeuse) and
the head center (Sirius). The secondary effect of these energies is upon the
mineral kingdom, particularly upon that peculiar product, gold, and that
enigma, money. [EPII721]

Betelgeuse: a 2nd order system on the heart line. As DK says, "the love of
the soul can express itself perfectly through the emotional nature". this
line goes through the heart to the solar plexus center. this is the
keythought for the NGWS to hold in mind re this reference - in my view.


Sirius corresponds to the cosmic soul and therefore, of course works through
the head center just as the soul of man does. Although the Ego, is the expression
of the 2nd aspect of Love, it is, from the point of view of the personality, the
AGENT of the WILL ASPECT. This solar system is primarily an expression of
the Ego. It is the soul aspect which embodies purpose and plan. Logically, the
solar plexus heart line must be cleared en masse, so to speak, by ithe group
members of the NGWS before any effective world service can be rendered. the
following alignment makes this clear.

DK> Buddhi. Spiritual love. The intuition.
The second circle of petals in the egoic lotus, the love petals.
The astral body.
The heart center.
The blood stream.

In the little evolved man, this force stream simply passes through the heart
center direct to the solar plexus and expends its two aspects of vital life
and of soul quality, one energizing the blood stream and the other awakening
the solar plexus center. This then becomes the dominant factor in the energy
life of the man, and the force through which his desire nature expresses
itself, until such time as the aspirant brings [196] about the needed
transmutation and reorientation of his emotional desire nature. Then the
heart awakens into activity and the life of the solar plexus center becomes
subordinated to that of the heart. This is brought about by the development
of group interests, by the cultivation of inclusiveness and the steady loss
of interest in the personality, and in things separative and

DK> When the energies of the solar plexus - expressions hitherto of the
potent desire nature, feeding the emotional life of the personality - are
equally transmuted and reoriented, then they are carried to the heart center
and there is brought about as a result a realization of group consciousness,
of group love, and group purpose which makes the aspirant a server of
humanity and a fit associate of the Elder Brethren of the race. [TWM192]

S> a "fit" member of the NGWS & one who knows how to "unselfishly" handle and
distribute money and "gold" for the benefit of all humanity.

DK> On the solar plexus and heart centers:

Just as there is, astrologically, a Science of Triangles, so there will
later be developed a science of triangles in relation to the human system.
But the time is not yet. I but give occasional indications of such a science
upon which the intuition of disciples may play.

1. The solar plexus is a reflection in the personality of the "heart of
the sun,"

just as the heart center is. It is the central factor in the life of the personality
for all humanity below the grade of probationary disciple. At that point the
mind definitely begins to function, however faintly. It is the outlet - if such
a word can be used - of the astral body into the outer world, and the
instrument through which emotional energy flows. It is the organ of desire.
It is of supreme importance in the life of the average man, and its control
is a vital goal for the aspirant. He must transmute desire into aspiration.

2. The solar plexus came into full functioning in Atlantean times, during
the period wherein the second great human race was developing.

These lower centers are not so specifically related to initiations as are the
centers above the diaphragm, for they are personality centers and have
[EH171] to be under the full control of the soul when initiations of a
certain degree are taken.

3. The solar plexus center is the great clearing-house for all energies
below the diaphragm.

This refers to the three major centers and the minor centers which were
enumerated on page 72. The relation of this center to the astral plane is
(to use a peculiar but most expressive word) acute. It is the recipient of
all emotional reactions and of desire impulses and energies and, because
humanity is today becoming active in a group sense and is more inclusive
than ever before in human history, the situation is one of acute and extreme
difficulty. Mankind, through the individual and also through the collective
solar plexus, is being subjected to almost unendurable pressure.

Such are the tests of initiation! It is not my intention to deal here with
the processes of attracting the lower energies, the mode of centralizing
them in the solar plexus, and there transmuting them and refining them to
the point where transference into the heart center becomes possible. Much of
this is connected with the training given to accepted disciples, prior to
the second initiation. It would be too intricate a matter to discuss, as
well as carrying with it certain peculiar dangers for those not ready for
the process; it is, however, one that - under living effort - goes forward
almost automatically.

The solar plexus is thus the most separate of all the centers (except the
ajna center, in the case of the man on the left-hand path) because it stands
at the midway point, between the throat and the heart centers - above the
diaphragm - and the sacral and basic centers - below the diaphragm. This
is a consideration of major importance.

4. The solar plexus is the center in the etheric vehicle through which
humanity (average, unenlightened humanity) [EH172] lives and moves and has
its being.

Humanity is conditioned by desire - good desire, selfish desire,
wrong desire, and spiritual desire. It is the center through which most of
the energies flow which make a man progressive because he is ambitious,
selfish because his personal desires are of importance, and fluidic because
astrally polarized. Through it the "bright light generated in Atlantis" is
poured, and the astral light is contacted. It is therefore the center
through which most mediums work and clairvoyants function. Later, these
people will learn to work as intermediaries, consciously and intelligently
using their powers; they will possess clear perception, and this will
supersede clairvoyance. They will then be polarized in the ajna center. It
is consequently a most disturbing center in the body, and is a basic cause
of the majority of stomach complaints and troubles connected with the liver.
The entire area immediately below the diaphragm is in a constant state of
turmoil, where average man is concerned; this is due to individual and
collective causes.

DK> It is interesting to note here that just as the ajna center (the
synthesis of the personality forces, when highly developed) is a great
directing and distributing agent, so the solar plexus center (the synthesis
of the average developed personality energies, prior to the process of
integration) is a center for collection, for a gathering-in of all the lower
energies, and is finally a focal point for the direction and distribution of
these collected energies - remitting them to their receptive higher centers:

1. The energies of the solar plexus center itself have to be directed to
the heart center.

2. The energies of the sacral center have to be transmitted to the throat
center. [173]

3. The energies of the center at the base of the spine have to be
transferred to the head center. After the third initiation, these basic
energies are raised, controlled or distributed by an act of the will of the
Spiritual Triad. Then "the light generated in Lemuria" (the sacral light)
and "the light generated in Atlantis" (solar plexus light) will die out, and
those two centers will simply be recipients of spiritual energies from on
high; they will possess no direct, inherent light of their own; the light
which they will transmit will come to them from collective sources on
etheric planes.

The dense physical externalization of this center is the pancreas, with a
secondary externalization in the stomach. There is, in relation to the solar
plexus center, a curious relation which is symbolic both in form and in
implication. You have

Solar Plexus Center - Pancreas / Liver / Stomach

Here again appears the theme of a center of spiritual force (for astral
force is spiritual in essence) and its three manifestations. All these three
dense materializations are fed and nurtured by the forces and energies of
the solar plexus center. I have here given a very important fact to those
who are interested in the study of medicine from the esoteric angle; rightly
appreciated, it will lead to an understanding [174] of the healing art.
Control of the solar plexus center, and the right reception and release of
the energies focused in that center would bring about a major purification,
an intensive strengthening and a vital protection of the three vital organs
to be found in that area of the human physical mechanism.

As I have earlier pointed out, this center is an organ of synthesis and
gathers into itself all the lower energies at a certain point in the higher
development of the human being. It is factually then an instrument (when
rightly understood and rightly directed) for aiding in the integration of
the personality life. The major problem of the man who is highly developed
but not yet spiritually inclined is that of desire. What are his goals? To
what are his aims directed? What is the nature of his realized ambitions? To
what does he aspire? According to the nature of the forces and the energies
which his thought life brings to bear upon the solar plexus center, so will
be his decision to move forward along the path of light, to remain
statically self-centered, or to take the lower way which leads to the
blotting out of the soul light.

As we have seen, the petals of the solar plexus center are reaching upwards
towards the heart center. This, in reality, means that emotional energy,
desire and ambition (in the race of men as a whole) are striving upwards
towards the higher way.

It should be noted here that the transference of solar plexus energy per se
is the task of all aspirants to the Path of Discipleship at this particular
time, plus the gradual awakening of the heart center. The first members of
the human family to become group conscious are naturally the aspirants and
the disciples, and these set the pace for the rest of humanity. This they
achieve through the pressure of life itself and of circumstances, and not by
the following [175] of set rules or specific meditations. Later, prior to a
certain major initiation, such rules and measures may be applied so as to
give the initiate immediate and conscious control over the astral body and
its focal point of entry into the physical organism, the solar plexus
center, and again at the time that certain major transferences are
consciously made.

Of these transferences there are three of primary importance:

1. From the three centers below the diaphragm into the heart, throat and
ajna centers.

2. From the two centers above the diaphragm - the heart and throat centers
- into the ajna center and the thousand-petalled lotus of the head.

3. From the ajna center into the head center, signifying the complete
unification of all the energies throughout the entire etheric body into one
central focal point of distribution - under direct control of the Spiritual

The processes involved in these three great experiences (each preceded by
much testing and experiment) naturally put a strain upon the physical body
and are the cause of many of the ills to which disciples fall heir.

It will be obvious to you, for instance, that the transference of all the
accumulated energies in the solar plexus center into the heart center will
cause difficulty, very frequently of a serious nature; this is the reason
why today so many advanced people die of heart disease. In the long cycle of
the soul life and experience, this is of relatively small moment; in the
short cycle of the individual disciple's life it is of great difficulty and
oft of tragedy.








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