stanza 2, slokas 3-4

3. The hour had not yet struck; the ray had not yet flashed into the Germ; the Matripadma had not yet swollen.
4. Her heart had not yet opened for the one ray to enter, thence to fall, as three into four, into the lap of Maya.


“The President:  If “Sat” is the potentiality of being, “Pho” is the potency of being – the very next thing.

Mme. Blavatsky:  That is very good. Just repeat it.

The President:  If “Sat” is the potentiality of being, “Pho” is the potency of being itself, the next to “Sat”.

Mme. Blavatsky:  That is so, and it is a very good definition indeed.

Mr. A. Keightley:  Can you explain more fully the process by which Horus or any other god is born through and not from an immaculate source?

Can you render in clearer language the distinction between “through” and “from” in this sense? The only explanation given is rendered in the unintelligible mathematics of the Source of Measures (The Key to the Hebrew-Egyptian Mystery in the Source of Measures).

Mme. Blavatsky:  If mathematics is unintelligible, what can my poor, unfortunate English teach you better? Because mathematics alone can express that which it is impossible to express in words, in such poor words as mine are.

Mr. B. Keightley:  I think I should prefer your words to the mathematics.

Mme. Blavatsky:  That is a compliment, of course.

Mr. B. Keightley:  I quite agree with it.

Mme. Blavatsky:  The author of the Source of Measures is a very great Kabbalist. I have got a very great regard for him, and he is one of my pupils, and he knows a thousand times more than I do. In mathematics I am the biggest fool that ever was created. Two and two will seem to me five. I labored under the impression that 5 times 7 was 28.

Mr. Kingsland:  Then do not be surprised if we cannot make anything of it.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I get mixed up sometimes on this plane, but you have not got always to pull yourselves down by the tail as I have. I have got my own region. Now listen to this, and I will try to give it as well as I can.

On the first plane of differentiation there is no sex, but both sexes exist potentially in the primordial matter, as I have before explained to you. Now that mother which I just told you was the same as matter is not fecundated by any act in space and time, but fertility or protectiveness {productiveness?} is inherent in it.

Therefore, that which emanates or is born out of that inherent virtue is not born from but through it. That is to say, that virtue is the sole cause that the something manifests through it as a vehicle, whereas on the physical plane the mother is not the active cause but the passive effect, rather, and the agent of an independent cause.

Now listen:  even in speaking of the mother of their God, Christians will show her first fecundated by the Holy Ghost and say Christ is born from her, whereas Christ is not born “from” but “through” her.

Lightning may manifest itself through a board, pass through it, but the chip of wood from the hole made by the thunderbolt proceeds from the wood plank. Do you see the difference?

“From” implies and necessitates a limited and conditioned object from which it can start, from which something starts, this act having to take place in space and time.

“Through” applies to eternity as much as to anything else, as much as to something limited. The Great Breath, for instance, thrills through space, which is endless, and is “in” not “from” eternity.  Do you understand the difference?”


H. P. Blavatsky

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