“16. HOW ARE THE (REAL) MANUSHYAS BORN? THE MANUS WITH MINDS, HOW ARE THEY MADE? THE FATHERS (BARHISHAD) CALL TO THEIR HELP THEIR OWN FIRE (THE KAVYAVAHANA, ELECTRIC FIRE), WHICH IS THE FIRE WHICH BURNS IN EARTH.
THE SPIRIT OF THE EARTH CALLED TO HIS HELP THE SOLAR FIRE (SUCHI, THE SPIRIT IN THE SUN). THESE THREE (THE PITRIS AND THE TWO FIRES) PRODUCED IN THEIR JOINT EFFORTS A GOOD RUPA. IT (THE FORM) COULD STAND, WALK, RUN, RECLINE AND FLY. YET IT WAS STILL BUT A CHHA YA, A SHADOW WITH NO SENSE…
The “Manushyas” (men) and the Manus are here equivalent to the Chaldean “Adam” – this term not meaning at all the first man, as with the Jews, or one solitary individual, but mankind collectively.
It is the four orders or classes of Dhyani-Chohans out of the seven, says the Commentary, “who were the progenitors of the concealed man”, i.e., the subtle inner man.
The “Lha” of the Moon, the lunar spirits, were, as already stated, only the ancestors of his form, i.e., of the model according to which Nature began her external work upon him. Thus primitive man was, when he appeared, only a senseless Bhuta or a “phantom”.
This attempt was again a failure. It allegorizes the vanity of physical nature’s unaided attempts to construct even a perfect animal – let alone man.
For the “Fathers”, the lower Angels, are all Nature-Spirits and the higher Elementals also possess an intelligence of their own; but this is not enough to construct a THINKING man.
“Living Fire” was needed, that fire which gives the human mind its self-perception and self-consciousness, or Manas.”
H. P. Blavatsky