"arrangement" (of pearls; middle of belt)
R R A N G E M E N T
1 + 9 + 9 + 1 + 5 + 7 + 5 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 2 =  =
word arrangement equals the same value as ALNILAM, the "8".
In the [AN] value of the word arrangement we find the key dual
sacred cipher, once again,
the "53" or '35" of the 5th great cosmic Ray.
The names Betelegeuse and Orion both contain the sacred "35".
Other Names: Alnihan;
Alnitam. (Epsilon Orionis). Spectral Type B0Ia. The numerology
of the stars' name equals  or "8", the master Number,
the Alpha and the Omega. The [AN] value of 26 show that the master
Head star of Orion is primarily of the 2nd order and intimately
related to the Astral plane, the 6th cosmic plane.
The [RAN} value,
of the master center is the "8", (1+7= 8), thus linking
spirit and matter on all seven planes and the head, 1st center,
and the base of the spine center, the 7th center. Alnilam, a hot
B (B0) bright supergiant, is notably the most luminous. From Alnilam's
measured (though rather uncertain) distance of 1340 light years,
it spectacularly radiates (after correction for its great amount
of ultraviolet light) 375,000 solar luminosities from its 25,000
Kelvin surface, and is so hot that it illuminates its own (faint)
nebulous cloud from the surrounding interstellar gases.
RAY II. AJNA.
of the star name equals  or "5", the sacred number
of the 2nd ray. Alnitak is a binary like 2nd ray Mizar/Alcor and
2nd ray Sirius A and Sirius B.
RAY III. THROAT.
 or "6" "MIN", the root sound and of the
name has a value that equals [4+9+5 18=9], the sacred number of
the 3rd ray.
The 6 and the
9 are the identical glyph merely inverted showing clearly the
negative-positive polarity and intimate lower-upper connection
between the sacral and the throat centers.
Also called Gamma
Orionis or the 'Amazon Star', it is a class B2 III star, which
means it is a very hot, young giant star with a surface temperature
of about 15-20,000 degrees.
It is at a distance
of 470 light years, and has a luminosity about 4000 times that
of the Sun. If the Earth were orbiting this star
at its same distance from our Sun, the solar radiation at the
surface of the Earth would be 4000 times as high and no life would
Most of the bright
stars in Orion are very young, perhaps only 50 million years old.
of the stars' name equals , or "4", the 4th center,
It was once thought
that all women born under the sign of Bellatrix would be fortunate
and have the gift of speech. The star's name is often translated
as Female Warrior or Amazon, and another name sometimes seen is,
as just mentioned, "Amazon Star".
V. SOLAR PLEXUS.
Name: 58Alp Ori
Magnitude: 0.50 ; Spectral Type: M1-2I
Henry Draper Catalogue Number: 39801
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Number: 113271
Right Ascension: 5h55m10.3s ; Declination: 7° 24'25"
Notes: on the
"5": RA: (5h55m = 555). (58 Alp Ori), the numbers of
the 5th plane (3+5=8). (mag.0.50), the number of the 5th ray,
the "5". Right Ascension: 5 hours. Declination: 5 degrees.
Supergiant (M2 Iab Spectral Class). 3300K surface temp. The star
names'numerology reduces to an [AN] value of "35", and
an [RAN] value of [8,], the sacred numbers of the 5th plane, 5th
ray and the solar plexus center. Betelgeuse, a well-known red
super giant star, is also known as Alpha Orionis.
be likened to an enormous "boiling" ball of gas heated
by the release of energy from nuclear fusion in its core. The
circulating boiling pattern -- convection -- appears as large
regions of hot upwelling gas on the star's surface. The bright
red star is a red supergiant about 10 times more massive than
changes its brightness. Astronomers now know that these regular
brightness variations are caused by Betelgeuse's rhythmic change
in size over an approximately six-year cycle. If at the location
of the Sun, Betelgeuse -- one of the largest stars in our galaxy
-- would extend to the asteroid belt, swallowing Mercury, Venus,
Earth, and Mars.
of Betelgeuse's atmosphere has been measured to a height beyond
the orbit of Uranus, more than six times larger still than Betelgeuse
itself. The new picture of Betelgeuse's atmosphere also helps
resolve the mystery of how massive amounts of dust and gas are
expelled from red supergiant stars, an important source of enrichment
for the interstellar medium. If their atmospheres were entirely
very hot at lower levels, dust grains would not be able to condense
there. Dust grains could possibly condense at higher levels, but
there they would not get enough "push" from the star's
radiation to explain their outward movement.
In the new picture,
the relatively cool environment at lower levels allows dust grains
to condense effectively; here they can be strongly propelled by
the more-intense starlight, carrying gas with them. Indeed, dust
has previously been inferred to form sporadically near Betelgeuse's
surface, but its presence there was difficult to reconcile with
the old picture.
the star's size varies from 419 to 580 million kilometers or the
equivalent of 260 to 360 million miles in diameter, which is about
the size of Mars' orbit. The dull red "Giant" is 33
times larger than our sun. Betelgeuse's color is described as
a golden orange that has some red to it. Betelgeuse's temperature
is estimated at 3300 degrees Kelvin (5120 degrees Fahrenheit).
This temperature is cool compared to other regular stars since
Betelgeuse is a red super giant.
also the brightest "naked eye"variable star; its magnitude
changes often, with an average period of variability of six years.
It's brightness sometimes rises to 0.4 magnitude and it also may
drop to 1.2 magnitude at its minimum brightness. Its average magnitude
is 0.7 and is the 12th brightest star in the sky. As a massive
red supergiant, it is nearing the end of its life and will soon
become a supernova.
It was the first
star seen as a sphere instead of a point of light by the Hubble
Space Telescope on March 3, 1995, a red supergiant star about
600 light years distant, is seen in this Hubble Space Telescope
image - the first direct picture of the surface of a star other
than the Sun. A bright, as yet unexplained hotspot is revealed
on its surface.
is cooler than the Sun, it is more massive and over 1000 times
larger. If placed at the center of our Solar System, it would
extend past the orbit of Jupiter.
also known as Alpha Orionis, one of the brightest stars in Orion,
the Hunter. Like many star names, Betelgeuse is Arabic in origin.
The star's name
numerology equals number "33", or , the number of
the 6th ray, 6th plane and the 6th sacral center. Beta Orionis
(Rigel) has a 10.4 visual magnitude companion at 202º and
a wide 9.5" separation. This is a fixed system.
star in the constellation is Rigel. It is truly an extraordinary
star which contrasts strongly with Betelgeuse. Although 65 times
the size of the sun, it is nowhere near as large as Betelgeuse
although it is far denser and hotter.
nearly one hundred time more energy than Betelgeuse and shines
brilliant white. Astronomers use a standard distance to compare
the brightness (luminosity) of stars. The luminosity of a star
is calculated as it would appear if it were placed at a distance
equal to 10 parsecs from Earth; a parsec being 3.26 light-years,
so 10 parsecs is equal to 32.6
light-years. If both the Sun and Rigel where placed side by side
at a distance of 10 parsecs, Rigel (which actually lies at the
remote distance of 1000 light-years) would shine as brightly as
a crescent Moon, while the Sun would appear as very faint star
barely visible to the naked-eye - in short Rigel's luminosity
is some 50,000 time greater than our own Sun and its surface temperature
twice as hot.
If we could cross
the void and visit this gigantic powerful star we would be greeted
by a spectacular sight. Rigel is actually a triple star system
with Rigel B, a smaller blue companion
which orbits Rigel, and Rigel C which orbits Rigel B. The distance
between Rigel and Rigel B is about 23 light days, while Rigel
B and C are extremely close companions separated by about the
diameter of our solar system. A small telescope
will show Rigel B.
RAY VII. BASE OF SPINE.
Lit. "sword" or (hilt).
The Esoteric numerology
of the stars' name equals  or "8",
directly linking the 7th or Basic center with the 1st or Head
center, Alnilam, as both share the identical alpha and reduced
alpha numbers: 2+6 = 8.
The word "sword"
equals a [AN] value of "25", the sacred number of the
4th ray and stand stand for the fourfold base of spine lotus;
moreover, it reduces to number '7", the number of the 7th
ray and 7th center.
The word "hilt"
itself equals umber "22", or the "4", of the
basic center, as 8+9+3+2 = 22 = 4.
main feature is of course the three stars which form the "belt"
or short traverse arm of the cross in the middle of Orion: from
west to east Mintaka, Alnilam, and Alnitak. Even the Bible
makes reference to this famous group. God, while pointing out
how all-powerful he was, is
purported to have asked Job if he (Job) was able to "loose
the bands of Orion" (Job 38.31).
... the western star. (Delta
Orionis, 34 Orionis)
The rightmost of the stars that make up Orion's Belt is also the
faintest, as seen from Earth (northern hemisphere). In fact, Mintaka
is a highly luminous body, but appears faint due to its great
distance: it is almost 1,000 light years from the Solar System.
Orionis). Orion is defined by his great belt, three bright second
magnitude stars in a row that the ancient Arabs called "the
string of pearls," which is the meaning of the name of the
middle star, Alnilam.
The two flanking
stars, eastern Alnitak and western Mintaka, both come from Arabic
phrases that mean "the belt of the Central One," the
Central One is the Arabic personification of our Orion, a woman
lost to history.
Mintaka is the
seventh brightest star in Orion, and the faintest of the three
belt stars. One of the sky's brightest stars, first through third
magnitude, Mintaka is closest to the celestial equator, only a
quarter of a degree to the south,
the star rising and setting almost exactly east and west. The
star is wonderfully complex. A small telescope shows a seventh
magnitude companion separated by almost a minute of arc. At Mintaka's
distance of 915 light years (very nearly the same as Alnitak at
the eastern end of the belt), the faint companion orbits at least
a quarter of a light year from the bright one. In between is a
vastly dimmer 14th magnitude component.
The bright star
we call Mintaka is ALSO double, and consists of a hot (30,000
Kelvin) class B, slightly evolved, giant star and a somewhat hotter
class O star, each radiating about 70,000 times the solar luminosity,
each having masses somewhat over 20 times the solar mass. This
pair is too close to be separated directly. The duplicity is known
through the star's spectrum (its rainbow of light), which detects
two stars orbiting each other every 5.73 days, and also because
the stars slightly eclipse each other, causing a dip of about
Mintaka is most
famed, however, as a background against which the thin gas of
interstellar space was first detected, when the German astronomer
Johannes Hartmann in 1904 discovered absorptions in the star's
spectrum that could not be produced by the orbiting pair. From
this discovery, and others that followed, we now know that all
of the Galaxy's interstellar space contains an enormously complex
medium of gas and dust that is the birthplace of new stars. Mintaka
will also, to some distant generation of astronomers, be famed
in death, as each of its components is so massive that their only
fate is to explode violently as supernovae.
Orionis, 46 Orion) is the "middle" and "brightest
of the three. The buckle on Orion's Belt - the central of the
three famous stars that cross the central parts of Orion.
is a blue supergiant, a massive and hot star. It lies close to
the dense Orion Molecular Cloud, and brightens part of this cloud
to form its own reflection nebula, catalogued as NGC 1990.
(Epsilon Orionis). "Three brilliant stars mark the belt of
Orion the Hunter, from right to left (west to east) Mintaka, Alnilam,
names of all three refer to the whole set. The outer two are named
after the "belt" of the Arabs "Central One (a mysterious
feminine figure), while Alnilam comes from an Arabic word that
aptly means "the String of Pearls," which the trio so
of the Belt stars (which Bayer lettered in alphabetic order, again
from right to left, Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta), and ranking fourth
in the whole constellation, Alnilam shines at bright second magnitude
Though all three
stars have similar colors, classes, and temperatures, Alnilam,
a hot B (B0) bright supergiant, is notably the most luminous:
it is brightest even though farthest away, half again farther
than the other two (which lie at nearly the same distance, about
870 light years). From Alnilam's measured (though rather uncertain)
distance of 1340 light years, it spectacularly radiates (after
correction for its great amount of ultraviolet light) 375,000
solar luminosities from its 25,000 Kelvin surface, and is so hot
that it illuminates its own (faint) nebulous cloud from the surrounding
interstellar gases. Alnilam has served for many years as a "standard
star" against which to compare others. Its brilliant blue
and relatively simple spectrum also provides a fine background
against which to study the gases of the
intervening interstellar space.
Like most supergiants,
Alnilam is losing mass. A powerful wind blows from the star's
surface at speeds up to 2000 kilometers per second, the flow rate
two millionths of a solar mass per year (20 million times that
from the Sun). Though seemingly single, which disallows direct
measure of mass by means of a double-star orbit, the luminosity
tells of an evolving star with a mass some 40 times solar.
4 or so million years old, its internal hydrogen fusion is shutting
down, if it has not done so already. The star will shortly turn
into a magnificent red supergiant far more luminous than nearby
(on the sky)
Betelgeuse, its only fate someday to explode.
RAY III. ALNITAK.
The eastern star.
The last of these stars is also known as zeta Orionis, and is
a well known, in direct correspondence to the 3rd ray, a "triple"
The primary is
a blue-white star,
and its companion (165º, 2.3") is a dull red. Close
by, just to the south, is the renowned Horsehead Nebula, a so-called
dark nebula that is not visible in scopes but quite spectacular
in long-exposure photographs. Zeta Orionis (1.9, 4.0) has a very
slow orbit of 1509 years, and is currently at 165º and 2.3"
of the three stars that make up Orion's Belt, Alnitak is a well-known
triple star system. The primary is an O-type supergiant, one of
the most luminous of star-types, meaning that shines as brightly
as magnitude +1.7 despite being more than 800 light years away.
The name of the
left hand star (northern hemisphere), Alnitak (Zeta Orionis),
stands in for the whole string, and comes from a phrase that means
"the belt of al jauza," "al jauza" the Arabs
female "central one." Separate Alnitak from the belt
and it becomes a most remarkable star in its own right, the brightest
class O star in the sky, a hot blue supergiant. Tucked right next
to it is a companion, a blue class B hydrogen-fusing star about
three seconds of arc away, the pair orbiting each
other with a period estimated to be thousands of years long. The
region around Alnitak is remarkable as well, containing several
dusty clouds of interstellar gas, including the famed "Horsehead
Nebula" to the south. Alnitak approaches first magnitude
even though at a distance of 800 light years.
To the eye (ignoring
the companion), it is 10,000 times more uminous than the Sun.
However, its 31,000 Kelvin surface radiates mostly in the ultraviolet
where the eye cannot see, and when that it taken into account,
Alnitak's luminosity climbs to 100,000 times solar. Such brilliance
can only come from a star of great mass, Alnitak's estimated to
be about 20
times solar (its dimmer companion's about 14 times solar). Like
all O stars, Alnitak is a source of X-rays that seem to come from
a wind that blows from its surface at nearly 2000 kilometers per
second, the X- rays produced when blobs of gas in the wind crash
violently into one another. Massive stars use
their fuel quickly and do not live very long.
Alnitak is probably
only about 6 million years old (as opposed to the Sun's 4.5 billion
year age) and it has already begun to die, hydrogen fusion having
ceased in its core. The star will eventually become a red supergiant
somewhat like Betelgeuse and almost certainly will explode as
a supernova, leaving its companion orbiting a hot, madly spinning
THE OUTER SQUARE:
The 4 corners of the constellation are formed by:
Orionis, 19 Orionis)
The pattern of
Rigel's variability suggests that it is turbulent and
energetic, with the star's internal processes sending complex
waves and ripples across its surface regions. The pulsating blue
Rigel has a diameter of about 100 million kilometres, some seventy
that of the Sun. In the far distance a double blue star is visible
much less luminous companions. A blue supergiant star that remains
bright despite lying almost 800 light years away. As the brightest
Orion, Rigel ranks as the seventh brightest star in all the heavens.
It is a
visual binary; its companion is much fainter, but quite visible
if you are
persistent enough. Beta Orionis (Rigel) has a 10.4 visual magnitude
companion at 202º and a wide 9.5" separation. This is
a fixed system. RIGEL.
Like its rival in Orion, Betelgeuse, Rigel (Beta Orionis) is a
Though Rigel is Orion's Beta star, it appears to us somewhat brighter
the Alpha star, Betelgeuse, perhaps suggesting that Betelgeuse
brighter in times past. Rigel ranks 7th in visual brightness,
Auriga's Capella. At a distance of 775 light years, Rigel actually
with the light of 40,000 Suns. It is a "blue supergiant,"
a fairly hot star
with a surface temperature (11,000 Kelvin) about double that of
our Sun. Its
warmer temperature gives it a bluish-white light that contrasts
with Betelgeuse. If the hot star's invisible ultraviolet radiation
considered, the luminosity climbs to 66,000 solar, the radiation
from a star 70 times the solar size. Rigel is accompanied by a
bright, seventh magnitude companion nine seconds of arc away.
a star is easily found in a small telescope, but Rigel's brilliance
overwhelms it. With an original mass around 17 times that of the
is in the process of dying, and is most likely fusing internal
carbon and oxygen. The star seems fated to explode, though it
make it under the wire as a rare heavy oxygen-neon white dwarf.
Rigel is a
part of a large association whose stars are related by birth.
includes the stars of Orion's Belt, the Orion Nebula of Orion's
its illuminating stars, and many of the other hot blue-white stars
BETELGEUSE (Alpha Orionis, 58 Orionis)
the Galactic position and direction of Betelgeuse relative to
Earth's Sun. Note that, at this extreme scale, the two stars are
in the same place. The Betelgeuse system - (the 5th Ray system)
least five companion stars in orbit around the vast central Red
is truly immense. Betelgeuse, the great 5th ray giant, is in fact
one of the
largest stars known, with a diameter up to one thousand times
that of the
Sun. This diameter is not fixed: the matter in Betelgeuse's outer
swells and contracts by up to a quarter of its volume, over an
period of about "FIVE" years. This factor is reflected
in its shifting
magnitude when viewed from Earth. It is significant to note as
patterns of 'starspots' have also been detected on Betelgeuse's
Betelgeuse is a star in the last stages of its life. It has evolved
point where its raw material for nuclear fusion has almost been
and it is approaching the point - a matter of just a few million
now - where a supernova will occur. BETELGEUSE glows with a dull
Although labelled alpha Orionis, it is less bright than beta Orionis
(Rigel), in the opposite corner of the constellation, to the southwest.
if slightly less bright, it is much larger, estimated at around
250 Suns. If
one were to replace our Sun with Betelgeuse, its size would completely
engulf the Earth and extend as far as Mars. BETELGEUSE. The great
Betelgeuse is one of the two that dominate mighty Orion of winter,
Rigel, the pair respectively called Alpha and Beta Orionis. The
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
Greek's ancient hunter (and since he is facing you, his right
of the sky's two first magnitude supergiants (the other 6th Ray
5th ray Betelgeuse is one of the larger stars that can be seen,
of the larger stars to be found anywhere. At its approximate distance
light years, its measured angular diameter yields a radius 630
times that of
the Sun, 2.9 astronomical units. 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
with a luminosity from 40,000 solar to 100,000 solar. Whatever
numbers, Betelgeuse is clearly a highly evolved star, one whose
hydrogen fuel supply has run out. As a result, the core contracted
hot dense state, and the outer portions swelled outward. We do
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.
is variable over long time periods, is ejecting part of itself
strong wind, and is surrounded by a huge shell of dust of its
The wind and variability are perhaps related to huge hot spots
on the star's
surface, one of which was seen by Hubble.
BELLATRIX. (Gamma Orionis)
note: The Galactic position and direction of Bellatrix relative
to Earth's Sun. Note that,at this extreme scale, the two stars
in the same place. In common with many stars, the blue giant Bellatrix
smaller and fainter companion. The star BELLATRIX's name is often
translated as "Female Warrior" or "Amazon",
and another name sometimes
seen is "Amazon Star". BELLATRIX is Blue-white luminous
lives up to Her grand name. It is one of the hotter naked eye
stars. With a
temperature of 21,500 Kelvin (at the hot end of class B. Its measured
distance of 240 light years shows it to radiate (accounting for
a lot of
ultraviolet radiation from the hot surface) 6400 times more light
the Sun. If Bellatrix has not already ceased hydrogen fusion in
its core, it
will soon, and is even now classed as a "giant." Such
hot giants however,
are nowhere near as large as the classical orange and red giants.
eight or nine solar masses, Bellatrix will become such an orange
giant in at
most a few million years, and then die quietly as a massive white
is not quite large enough to explode). The star's great luminosity
so much from its diameter (six times that of the Sun), but from
temperature. The small but measurable angular diameter gives the
physical dimension as calculation from luminosity and temperature,
us that all our measures are right on the mark.
SAIPH (Kappa Orionis).
As bright as it
is, mid-second magnitude (2.06), "Saiph" comes from
Arabic phrase that means the "sword of the giant," and
originally referred to
Orion's famed Sword that drops below his belt One of the hotter
stars in the
constellation, Saiph, with a temperature of 26,000 Kelvin (hot
shines with a sparkling blue-white light. At a distance of 720
light years, it
pours its radiation into space at a rate 57,500 times greater
than does the Sun.
Though at about the same distance as Rigel, Saiph looks fainter
much higher temperature causes the star to radiate much of its
light in the
invisible ultraviolet. From its spectrum -- its array of colors
-- Saiph is classed
as a "bright supergiant," implying that it is well along
in its evolution, having
entirely stopped hydrogen fusion. Confusingly, however, its luminosity
temperature place it close to the region of hydrogen-fusion stability,
as if it
were just in the process of developing into a supergiant. Whether
supergiant or not, it is still large, both the luminosity combined
and a direct measure of angular diameter agreeing on a star about
11 times the
size of the Sun. Saiph seems to be single, and though it has a
(notably a slightly variable spectrum), it makes a good background
light with which we can study the matter in interstellar space.
chemical composition seems otherwise normal, Saiph has only about
the solar carbon abundance. The star's great luminosity tells
of a large mass
perhaps around 15-17 times that of the Sun. At such a mass, the
star will (after
expanding into a red supergiant) fuse its interior elements into
iron, which will
then collapse. And Saiph will explode.
more on Names
and Numbers of ORION
I awoke early
this morning "crunching" and extrapolating more star
numbers" in my mind - not unsual "mental gymnastics"
but this morning the
name ORION came strongly to mind and it was "impressed"
upon me to share the
following numerical explanations.
Let me therefore
explain, in the systemof spiritual mathematics, somewhat the
significance of ORION. In EsotericNumerology the "five"
sounds of the name
ORION equal the [AN] Alpha Number value of "35", the
"Sacred Number of
the Logos of the 5th cosmic Ray as 6+9+9+6=5=(35)=8.
The fifth Ray
word of Power confirms the fundamental assertion that the
Sacred Number of the 5th Ray Logos is "35". The 5th
Ray Word of Power:
This asserts the
fact that the Universal Mind, the higher mind and the lower
concrete mind are blended through the projected antahkarana.
The 5th Ray Word
is composed of three words each constructed of five letters.
Again, my brothers please carefully note that the 5th ray word
is composed of
"3"words with "5" letters each. The [RAN]
value is the "4", signifying that
when the "three minds unite" the buddhic or 4th plane
reference from the Tibetan makes it quite clear that "35"
the geometrical symbol as well:
that may be found in the archaic records in lieu of His Name or
description is an inverted five-pointed star, with the luminous
the center. It will be noted that the points involved in this
fifth Ray, which is the Ray of the fifth Kumara, is potently
responsive to the energy flowing through the fifth Hierarchy.
As the student
of occultism knows, the Lord of the fifth Ray holds that place
Septenary enumeration, but under the fivefold classification,
he holds the
third or middle place. [TCF
1. The cosmic
Lord of Will or Power.
2. The cosmic Lord of Love-Wisdom.
3. The cosmic Lord of Active Intelligence 1.
4. The cosmic Lord of Harmony 2.
5. The cosmic Lord of Concrete Knowledge 3.
6. The cosmic Lord of Abstract Idealism 4.
7. The cosmic Lord of Ceremonial Magic 5.
Let us now
pass on to the brief consideration of the future influence of
third manasic ray of "Concrete Knowledge or Science."
As I have elsewhere
pointed out this ray concerns itself with the building of form,
utilization of matter, with the embodying of ideas, or of entities,
cosmic, systemic, lunar, or subhuman.
Logos of this fifth systemic Ray holds a peculiar position in
the scheme of things. He is theembodiment of the fifth logoic
manas. His is the synthesizing scheme for the five schemes of
Kumaras Who are Brahma, when viewedas the sum total of the third
aspect, though He is not the synthesizing factor for the seven
which are the sum total of logoic manifestation considered as
of the second and third aspects.
This is a point
of prime importance to bear in mind. His is the influence that
leads to the scientific adaptation of matter to form, and His
is the life that
unifies ever the three and the five. Let us see if, by illustration,
we can make
this idea more simple. He is, as we know, the embodiment of the
His influence, therefore, may ever be felt in His numerical correspondences,
for He is the Lord of the fifth Ray in the system, and Ruler of
the third Manasic
Ray when considering only the third aspect.[TCF424]
NUMERICAL COMMENTARY: Dual Cipher "35".
The Fifth Ray of Concrete Science
Keep ever in mind;
the Fifth Logos is the Life that ever unites the "3",
the "5". The fifth Ray is the perfect expression of
the Divine Knowledge,
symbolised by the "5" or Pentagram which rests in pure
being, symbolised by
digit "3" which represents the [superficies] or superior
Triangle of the
Spiritual Triad. It is the "3", and the "5",
which together embody the
living spiritual fires of the Middle Principle of the Creative
Combined, they produce the Ogdoad or the Sacred "8"
as [3+5 = 8]. The "8",
is the number of Christ and is seen as embodying the Soul Principle.
"8", ever stands for the eternal and spiral motion of
cycles - the Alpha and
In the highest
sense, the "3", and the "5", supply the intellectual
efflorescence of intellectual self-conscious Egotism. In Esoteric
the "3", or Ternary represents the abstract mind, while
the "5", or Quinary
stands for the lower concrete scientific mind. The "3",
is formless, the "5",
stands for the form. The "3" is higher, the "5",
is lower. The "3", stands for
the supernal light and and the "5", stands for the light
bearer. The "3", or
Triad is seen as the symbol of pure Illumination, the Soul of
represented by the "5", or Pentagram, is viewed as the
agent of the Divine
The action of
the supernal Triad within the fivefold Logoic mind crystallizes
electric forms in human consciousness. The "3" strands
for abstract truth
penetrating into the world of divine I deas and the "5",
is the academic side
of the Divine Art of Knowledge. The "3", indicates intelligent
ability in the
field of mental knowledge, symbolised by the "5". Or
again, we see the "3",
as the Spiritual Triad stimulating or electrically vivifying the
mental knowledge on the 5th plane of mind. The supernal Triad
is the essence
of synthesis while the Quinary is the art of analysis. Together,
and ?5?, transfigure, transform and transmute the mind. Together,
the agents of illumination to human souls and are where Spirit
are co-balanced and co-equal. Combined, they gather all with wisdom
boundary of the Plan of the Logos bringing the Divine Ideas into
materialising the supreme vision.
Dual Cipher 35
concerns form building and the utilisation of matter and with
the embodying of Ideas or Entities. These two numbers lead to
adaptation of matter to form. Together the "3", and
the "5", create and
over-create material things, producing the multiplicity of form,
and, as well,
create the multiplicity of ideas. They define Logoic Power with
Purpose and organise and work with the Will.
embodies the pure light of the Logoic day, the "5" expresses
darkness of night. The "3" is the way out, the "5",
is the way in. The "3", and
the "5", are the power of choice, of choosing the Way.
Through the Ternary
and the Quinary are produced the means whereby perfection is consciously
carried forward and together they produce the sensitivity to the
Wisdom of the Create Logos. Let the student learn and appreciate
Cipher "35" is the source of All Knowledge and represent
all that can be
known of anything.
DK> Betelgeuse. (blind).
(postulated) Betelgeuse corresponds to the lesser "systemic"
solar plexus of the Greater cosmic solar plexus (ORION) of the
correlating to the upper point of the fundamentally dual-pointed
DK> On the
third cosmic Path which leads to the cosmic solar plexus center:
The adept who
chooses this path preserves in a peculiar way the faculty of
sense-perception plus identification with the spiritual aspect.
constantly spoken of in the occult archives as the "Lords
continuously recurs." As they work with the psyche or the
manifestation and are primarily concerned with the subjective
side of life
they are connected with that center in the Body of the ONE ABOUT
NAUGHT MAY BE SAID which is the source of conscious sensation.
Therefore, they are vitalized from the solar plexus of that great
Whose all-embracing vitality holds our Logos, along with other
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.
S> The Universal Figures of Dual Cypher 35, hold hid the key
to the position
of the system of the Regent of Orion in the body of the OAWNMBS.
is the Grand Heavenly Man whose all-embracing vitality holds six
other heavenly Ray Regents within the sphere of His consciousness.
He is the
source of conscious sensation to His six brothers and synthesizes
reactions and essential virtues of the lower three Logoic centres.
considering the activities and influence of Orion, this fact should
continually be borne in mind. The principle of sentiency is seated
solar plexus and its outstanding quality is consciousness as response
In the Brahmanical
portion of the Vedas, the constellation of Orion is
personified as one of the seven primitive Rishi-Prajapati. Orion,
Hindu Brahmanas, is seen under the form of a stag in pursuit of
daughter, the beautiful roe, Rohini, the star Aldebaran. In this
Orion is transfixed by the three jointed arrow - the belt stars-
shot by the
avenging hunter Sirius. In the ancient astronomical Treatise Surya
Siddhanta, Orion is figured as a running antelope.
The name antelope
hunter is given to neighboring Sirius. Here, the Deer
Slayer stands for the cosmic Soul. The three-jointed arrow, symbolic
the Logoic Triad, transfixes the animal nature of the lower cosmic
The intervention of Sirius is due to Orion's desire for the roe,
Aldebaran in Taurus. Aldebaran and Taurus symbolise the attractive
of the feminine or lower aspect of manifestation.
Orion, that is,
the expression of the cosmic solar plexus centre is located
between the higher and lower aspects of the Logos between Sirius
one hand and the Pleiades on the other. Orion is entirely south
ecliptic and so is visible from every part of the globe. A line
belt of Orion extends westwards and reaches the Bull's eye and
opposite direction the brightest star in the sky, Sirius.
equator passes through the three belt stars, thus dividing the
celestial sphere into its upper and lower regions. Betelgeuse,
supergiant is located above the celestial equator while the brilliant
extremely hot Rigel is found below the equator. The star Mintaka,
westernmost, lies on the celestial equator dividing the Great
between the two hemispheres. Astronomy inform us the center star,
is one of the hottest stars known.
The Solar Plexus
Centre is a dual centre and contains within two points of
light, one in the upper region and one in the lower region. The
lower point of
light is concerned with attracting and centralizing of the lower
upper centre is connected with transmuting the energies and refining
the point where transference to the Heart Centre becomes possible.
These two points
of vital life withinthe solar plexus centre make this centre of
major importance, as it is the clearing house for the centres
below the diaphragm
to those above it. The lower point is connected with the lower
psychic and astral
life,while the upper point is brought into conscious activity
by the soul. The other
centres above the diaphragm have one vital point of energy as
do the other
centres below the diaphragm. What is unique about the solar Plexus
it has two points of dynamic interset. Betelgeuse, corresponding
to the upper
point of light transfers the refined and transmuted energies into
the Logoic Heart
Centre, our solar system.
may be surprised to know that the source of the peculiar
cosmic energy which is found streaming towards our system along
cosmic Path is that of the sun Betelgeuse. This name is, however,
that certain facts connected with this sun have lately come
more prominently before the public is in reality a subjective
science of the soul in its various aspects (mental, psychical,
is making much headway now in the world, and is absorbing more
more the attention of thinkers. This is the result of certain
waves of energy
impinging upon our solar system and thus eventually finding their
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
consequently a relation between these two numbers both in the
and the cosmos. This influence reaches our system via the sign
The work that
adepts on this path have to accomplish primarily is to make
possible the manifestation of the Monad of the solar Logos through
medium of the body of consciousness, or through the soul-form.
repeat on a higher level the work of those Builders who create
manifest the body through which the soul seeks to express itself.
not concerned with objectivity, and have a relation to that fifth
which gives to man his egoic body.
this order number assigns the cosmic position of Orion on the
cosmic Monadic Plane as it is a "system of the 2nd order".
Keep in mind;
order numbers have to do with plane manifestation. Hence, the
stepped down via Jupiter, (School of Training for Path III) and
Hierarchical ruler of the "Monads" on the 2nd systemic
monadic plane of our
solar system. Again, carefully note the phrase, "make possible
manifestation of the Monad of the solar Logos"
on our Earth planet who seek this path do so through the
department of the Mahachohan, which  works with the intelligence
mental aspects of manifestation. From this third department they
the direct training of one of the Buddhas of Activity, and in
stages are personally taught by Sanat Kumara, functioning as the
planetary Logos. This training concerns itself with three main
1. With color,
that which veils the Spirit aspect, as dense form veils
2. With sound,
that which Spirit utters in order to make itself
conscious, and to produce psychic awareness. The whole science
yoga is mastered by them, but only in connection with the higher
where the cosmic planes are concerned.
3. With the
nature of duality, that which is basically the science of the
It is difficult
to express in words the method employed by a Master of the
Wisdom as he enters this cosmic Path. It has been called the method
prismatic identification, for it concerns the color veils which
spiritual energy. Another mode of expressing the same truth is
to say that
it is the method of understanding the song of life. As the "stars
together," as the "chant of the Gods" peals forth
in the great choir of the
Heavens, it produces a corresponding color symphony. This particular
identification enables the adept to act as a director in the chorus
produce the needed color effects and chords. When he can do this
perfection he is then in a position to take up office as a planetary
More it is not permitted to say and the above is but a symbolic
expressing a basic and difficult truth.
of this Path (and the only one it is possible to make exoteric)
is a radiant Cross of colored light; it has the long limb formed
seven colors of the solar spectrum, and the transverse limb is
twelve gradations of colors as yet unknown to man. In the center
Cross is to be seen a five-pointed star in a deep indigo shade,
it is a blazing sun of a warm dark blue. Above the whole are certain
characters, depicted in gold, and conveying to the initiated adept
of one or other of the planetary Schools in which this particular
study is undertaken. There are, as has been already said, seven
and candidates for this Path from our planetary scheme are transferred
the inner round and from thence to the Jupiter scheme.[TCF1257]
gained is cosmic etheric vision, the extent of the vision
developed being within the seven systems which form (along with
system) the seven centers in the cosmic Life with whom our solar
allied. This is sometimes called septenary cosmic clairvoyance.
One more fact
of interest might here be added. This Path is sometimes called
the "Lotus Path," as it concerns itself with the construction
of the logoic
Lotuses of solar Logoi. The schools which prepare for this work
in the mystic parlance of the adepts the "lotus lands."
The curriculum is
termed at times the "Lotus sleep," as it involves a
condition of complete
negation where the form side of manifestation is concerned and
abstraction, thus producing a type of solar samadhi. Whilst this
undergone the adept functions in a form or vehicle which is a
upon the plane of atma to the mayavirupa on the plane of mind.
PATH III. THE
PATH OF TRAINING FOR PLANETARY LOGOI
- cosmic vision, deva hearing and psychic correlation.
Source - Betelgeuse, via the sign Sagittarius.
Hierarchy - the fifth.
Method - prismatic identification [TCF1258]
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.