TO THE BLOG
the Key &
Seven Ray Cycles
of the Antahkarana & Ray
Words of Power
Faces of Man
Cosmic Ray Paths
and Laya Centers
Cosmic Path - out of Solar System
1 - Base/Draco
Path of Earth Service
2 - Sacral/Antares
Path of Magnetic Work
3 - Solar Plexus/Orion
Training for Planetary Logoi
4 - Ajna/Sirius
Path to Sirius
5 - Heart/Sol
6 - Throat/Pleiades
for Solar Logoi
7 - Head/Great Bear
of Absolute Sonship
On the trail
of D.K.'s hints and clues ...
has informed us that he did leave a trail of hints and clues
which would suffice to aid us in our attempt to "self-ascertain"
the mathematical rates of vibration of the seven etheric centers
through which the Seven Rays express themselves.
in compiling and writing this paper is to pick up the thread
of his trail and shed light upon the said path of hints and
intend to let the Tibetan's explicit words speak for themselves
in the "clear cases" wherein he has given definite
ray and center assignment, Path correlation and rate of vibration.
I will attempt to render additional commentary, interpretation
and insight concerning the inner meaning of certain of his
hints, veils, blinds and clues.
that primary cosmic [Laya] etheric centers, regardless of the
various terms D.K. may refer to them by (i.e., solar systems,
constellations, Suns, or "solar bodies") the seven
cosmic Paths lead to one or other of them and ultimately to
the Central Spiritual Sun itself. D.K. states:
these Paths eventually leads to one or other of the six constellations
which (with ours) form the seven centers in the body of the
ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. [TCF 1242]
In the case
of the Sun Sirius, the interchangability of terms is strikingly
obvious, but it is in other cases as well, i.e., especially
in reference to our solar systemic/constellation center. By
the same token, but inversely, DK refers to the superior constellations
of the Great Bear, Sirius and the Pleiades as "solar bodies".
this point, here is an example of DK referring to Sirius as
a constellation - not just a "single" cosmic Sun:
mental plane, and therefore with the constellation Sirius.
from a great force center which we generalize by calling it
by the name of the sun Sirius. [TCF 624]
Keep in mind
-- these seven primary [Laya] centers of the OAWNMBS,
from whence the Paths emanate, are the cosmic prototypes of
the solar, planetary and human centers.
however, the ultimate source and destination of the Seven Paths
is the Central Spiritual Sun Although definitely related to
the seven Rays, as are all septenates, the seven streams of
energy which form the Paths are more directly and specifically related
to the "substance" of the seven planes.
It is the mathematical
rates of vibration, the seven types of sprial-cyclic energy
pouring through the [Laya] centers that specifically throws
the substance of the seven planes into their respective "vibratory"
states. Reflect on the relations between the substance of the
centers and and the substance of the seven planes.
Let us, for
the sake of total lucidity, enumerate the seven primary [Laya]
centers - cosmic, systemic, planetary and human:
Base of spine
information and/or hints and clues has the Tibetan given us
concerning the astronomical sources of the etheric centers,
the spiral-cyclic values of the rays and their specific mathematical
rates of vibration?
It might surprise
you to learn that the sources of the prototypical or universal
etheric centers, ray correlations and center assignments of
our OAWNMBS have been explicitly and fully given in several
cases and through hints and blinds in all other cases.
me demonstrate this assertion:
VII: The Path of Absolute Sonship
the Great Bear
as one of the seven Paths produced ultimately relationship to
the Pleiades, so this Path relates our solar system to the constellation
of the Great Bear. [R&I 422]
seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear are the correspondences
to the seven head centers in the body of that Being, greater
than our Logos. [TCF 183]
energies coming from the Great Bear are related to the will
or purpose of the solar Logos and are to this great Being what
the monad is to man. This is a deep mystery and one which even
the highest initiate cannot yet grasp. Its sevenfold unified
energies pass through Shamballa." Ray I. [EA416]
of vibration: 1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000
first ray, for instance, governs all cycles such as those of
one million years, one hundred thousand years, one thousand
years, one hundred years and one year. [EPI 265]
I: The Path of Earth Service
of the Dragon, via Libra. [TCF
lies in the fact that the constellation of the Dragon has
the same relation to the ONE greater than our Logos as the
center at the base of the spine has to a human being. It concerns
stimulation, and vitalization with a consequent coordination
of the manifesting fires. [EA 46]
rate of vibration:
7, 70, 700, 7,000, 70,000, 700,000, 7,000,000.
ray controls such similar cycles as seven thousand years,
and seven million years. [EPI 265]
reader is asked to please kindly note that in the case of the first
and seventh Paths we have already been
clearly given the detailed specifications for the cosmic center
assignments, rates of mathematical vibration of the first and
seventh rays along with the correct astronomical sources
II. The Path of Magnetic Work
center is of course one of the seven constellations. As it is
the most potent constellation as far as our system is concerned
owing to the fact that this system predominantly expresses love
or attractive energy and our Logos is as yet polarized in His
cosmic astral body, it is not permitted to hint at the name
of the constellation. [TCF 1250]
these would be added other 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. [EA 15]
Note: In all cases,
the Seven Ray energies reach our solar system via the constellations
of the zodiac. I would remind students that Betelgeuse
is the source of the 3rd Path and related, as D.K. has clearly
stated - to the solar plexus center.
giant red star, Antares, mentioned in the same sentence, is therefore,
in my view - a hint and clue as to the source of the great cosmic
6th Ray, moreover, also a destination of one of the cosmic Paths;
as stated - in my view - Path II. How symbolical is it that Antares
is mentioned on page 15 of EA - the page number? Number"15"
is afterall, the sacred Number of the 6th Ray. Is this yet another
this Path students must bear in mind that they are dealing
with that Path which of all the seven expresses most fully
the effects of the Law of Attraction. It will be remembered
by those who have carefully read this Treatise that this law
is the expression of the spiritual will which produces the
manifestation of the Son (Sun). Magnetism - physical, attractive
and dynamic - is the expression of the law in the three worlds
as far as the human unit is concerned.
be apparent, therefore, that the adept who passes upon this
Path is dealing with that reality which is the basis of all
coherency in nature, and with that essence which through the
force of its own innate quality produces the attractive energy
which brings together the pairs of opposites; it is the force
which is responsible for the interplay of electrical phenomena
of every kind. Those who do the work of wielding forces or
electrical magnetism for the use of the Great Ones on all
planes pass to this Path. They wield the elemental formative
energy, manipulating matter of every density and vibration.
waves of ideas and surging currents of public opinion on astral
levels as well as on the higher levels where work the Great
Ones, are manipulated by them.Three types of magnetic work
have been mastered by the adept who treads this second Path.
He has mastered (in the three worlds) the magical work of
form construction through the manipulation of magnetic energy
and the utilization of fohatic attractive energy in order
to "bind the builders."
is mentioned in my earlier presentation of the seven Paths
in Initiation, Human and Solar of a conditioning constellation.
In A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, I mention that energy enters
our system from an unknown source, via Gemini. In this latest
contribution on the subject I mention that Libra,
the Balances, is involved. Thus there are found on this Path
of  Magnetic Work two blended influences, those of Gemini
and Libra. You have, therefore:
dual energy of Gemini is brought to a point of balance by
means of the influence of Libra, and this balanced and dual
energy is released then into our solar system. This entering
stream of balanced energies forms the second Path.
I have given you much information in the above statement.
I shall not enlarge upon it, but if you have spiritual imagination
and speculative ability you can comprehend much.
rate of vibration:
15, 150, 1,500, 15,000, 150,000, 15,000,000
III The Path of Training for Planetary Logoi
via the sign Sagittarius. [TCF 1257]
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.
rate of vibration:
35, 350, 3,500, 35,000, 350,000, 350,000,000.
IV The Path to Sirius
the Sun which veils a zodiacal sign. [TCF 1260]
energy of Path IV reaches us from Sirius via the Sun. This must
be understood as a blind behind which one of the signs of the
zodiac veils itself.
concerned with this specific type of [TCF 1260] cosmic force
hide themselves under the numbers fourteen and seventeen. This
will serve as a complete blind to the average reader, but will
carry to the pledged chela the hint needed to produce illumination.
Leo & the 1st or Vulcan ruled Hierarchy - the Divine Flames
- on the Logoic plane of the solar system.
note: The hierarchical
numbers of Leo are 6. 1. 7. [See chart of hierarchies
in EA 35] In total their sum equals 14. [6+1+7 = 14]. The
number 17 denotes the position of the Leo ruled Hierarchy on the
first plane counting from top to bottom, but the 7th plane counting
from bottom to top.
coming from the sun, Sirius, are related to the love-wisdom
aspect or to the attractive power of the solar Logos, to the
soul of that Great Being. This cosmic soul energy is related
to the Hierarchy. You have been told that the great White Lodge
on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service
and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy.
Ray II [EA 416]
working in a sevenfold manner through the seven rays and their
seven groups as these constitute the active Hierarchy".
of vibration: 5, 50, 500, 5,000, 50,000, 500,000, 5,000,000
cycles of the second ray [racial ray cycle] are dynamic and
recur in a regular rhythm in sequences of five hundred years. [EPI
regards the values for the seven types of sprial-cyclic ray
energy, the prefixes, or sacred root values do not change; only,
the numbers of zeros added to denote the length and type of
cycle,, i.e., cosmic, solar, planetary, racial, etc.
digit "5" is the sacred number of the second cosmic
Ray of Love-Wisdom.
of Sirius = 
9 + 9 + 9 + 3 + 1 =  = 5
may surprise some students and not be readily understandable.
In the first place, our solar system/constellation is the expression
of the cosmic Heart center of the OAWNMBS, so Sol, as a constellation,
our Sun, is therefore definitely the source of one of the seven
cosmic Paths! The reference quote I include below makes this
of extra-solar energy is what produces the seven cosmic Paths.
There is no such grouping as the seven solar Paths. In most
cases, the Paths lead away from our solar system altogether.
of D.K states "in most cases" not in "all"
cases that the paths lead away from out system altogether".
which case does it not? The answer logically lies in the case
of the cosmic Path which is directly related to the Heart center
of which our solar Logos is the embodiment.
of energy to which they respond may be regarded as the Pole
Star. It should nevertheless be pointed out that this star
serves only as a blind for a constellation which lies behind
a constellation which exists only in etheric matter. It is
consequently ignored by astronomers, though its influence
is exceedingly potent within our system. [TCF 1262]
face value this is an extremely difficult reference - [should
I say impossible] to decipher, but not so in reality. Examine
the reference: D.K.says the source of the energy of the 5th
Path is from "a constellation which lies behind, - a constellation
which exists only in etheric matter" and "its influence
is exceedingly potent within our system". Well, what do
you make of this reference?
system is what is called a system of the fourth order; that
is, it has its location on the fourth cosmic etheric plane,
counting, as always, from above downwards. [TCF 119]
In other words,
the active manifestation of the Heart center of the OAWNMBS
is on the 4th Plane, the cosmic etheric or buddhic plane, and
vitalizes the outer physical manifestation of our systemic constellation.
Well, then, of course, it has an extremely potent influence
within our physical systemic constellation! (Interesting,
notice in the above quote how DK reminds us about counting from
above downwards, in an example on the fourth -- which will be
the 4th counting up, mystically, or from top down, as well.
Why would he use this instance, in which there can be no confusion
of what is the 4th plane, in a system of 7?)
for the symbolism of the "5", in reference to the
5th Path and the Heart center, I would remind students of the
following taken from "The Chalice".
becomes the Flame, the Flame becomes the Fire, and forms part
of the great Cosmic blaze that holds the secret of
the Five hidden within the heart. [R&I 769]
symbol of this path is five balls of fire (blue fire) confined
within a sphere. This sphere is formed by a serpent biting
its tail, and the entire body of the serpent is closely covered
with written Sensa characters; these characters embody the
mantram, whereby the adept insulates himself from the magnetic
flow of all currents save that for which he is responsible.
solar system is (from the higher cosmic planes) seen as a
vast blue lotus and so on down the scale; even the tiny atom
of substance can be so considered... The solar system is a
twelve-petalled lotus, each petal being formed of forty-nine
lesser petals. [TCF 1018]
sun is the embodiment of the heart, or love aspect, of the
Logos (Who is Himself the heart of ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY
BE SAID) [TCF 156]
center in the cosmic body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NOUGHT MAY
BE SAID of which our solar Logos is the embodied force is
the heart center. Here we have one of the clues to
the mystery of electricity.
sacred planets, with certain allied etheric spheres within
the ring-pass-not, are parts of that heart center, and are
'petals in the Lotus,' or in the heart center of that great
unknown Existence Who stands to the solar Logos as He in His
turn stands to the Heavenly  Men Who are His centers,
and specially as He stands to the particular Heavenly Man
Who is the embodied force of the logoic Heart center.
it will be apparent to the careful student that the entire
force and energy of the system and its life quality will be
that which we call (having perforce to use handicapping, misleading
words) LOVE. This will account for the fact that the force
that plays through that cosmic heart center will be the paramount
force found in the manifestation of a solar Logos, and of
a Heavenly Man; it will likewise produce its microcosmic analogy,
and reflective reactions; hence the relative importance of
the astral permanent atom within the causal periphery. It
is in the direct line of active force emanating from the cosmic
existence, and passing to it in ever lessening degree, via
the solar Logos in His system of love, and the planetary Logos
within a scheme, the Dragon of Wisdom-Love. [TCF 512]
therefore, one and all an expression of His love nature, and
it is for this reason that buddhi is found at the heart of
the tiniest atom, or what we call in this  system, electric
fire. For the positive central life of every form is but an
expression of cosmic buddhi, and the downpouring of a love
which has its source in the Heart of the Solar Logos; this
is itself an emanating principle from the ONE ABOVE OUR LOGOS,
HE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. [TCF 1226]
rate of vibration:
25, 250, 2,500, 25,000, 250,000, 250,000,000
The great sweep of the sun around the greater zodiac (a period
of 250,000 years, or a complete round) came to an end when the
sun entered Pisces over two thousand years ago.
VI . The Path of Training for Solar Logoi
and by dint of hard effort, certain Masters have qualified
themselves, or are qualifying themselves, to take the place
of the original members of this group thus permitting of Their
return to a cosmic center around which our system, and the
greater system of Sirius, revolves." [TCF 1265]
Rod of the cosmic Logos associated with our solar Logos is
secreted in that central spot in the heavens around which
our solar system revolves, and which is termed "the central
spiritual sun." [IHS]
sun (i.e. the solar system) has Alcyone in the Pleiades for
the center of its orbit." (S.D. Vol. I, 545; 670]
are to the solar system, the source of electrical energy,
and just as our sun is the embodiment of the heart, or love
aspect, of the Logos (Who is Himself the heart of ONE ABOUT
WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) so the Pleiades are the feminine
opposite of Brahma. Think this out, for much is contained
in this statement. [TCF 156]
here to bear in mind in this connection that the Pleiades
- though they are regarded as embodying the matter aspect
in manifestation - are in reality and literally the expression
of that Principle of Life which we call vitality, prana in
its various stages or degrees, ether or substance. [EA
energies coming from the Pleiades, an aggregation of seven energies,
are connected with the active intelligent aspect of logoic expression,
and influence the form side of all manifestation. They focus
primarily through Humanity. Ray III [EA 416]
rate of vibration:
9, 90, 900, 9,000, 90,000, 900,000, 9,000,000
from page 34 and 35 of Esoteric Astrology: