stanza 3, slokas 1-3

STANZA III.
1. . . . The last vibration of the seventh eternity thrills through infinitude. The mother swells, expanding from within without, like the bud of the lotus.
2. The vibration sweeps along, touching with its swift wing the whole universe and the germ that dwelleth in darkness: the darkness that breathes over the slumbering waters of life. . .
3. Darkness radiates light, and light drops one solitary ray into the mother-deep. The ray shoots through the virgin egg the ray causes the eternal egg to thrill, and drop the non- eternal germ, which condenses into the world-egg.

 

“Mr. Kingsland:  When you say that the Astral Light contains the prototype of everything, does it contain not only the prototype, but does it contain it in a sequence of events in the same way that we have sequence of events on the physical plane?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  There is a great difference between how this Astral Light reflects all kinds of things and how the other reflects them, because the first ones, the highest ones, are eternal.

 
The Astral Light is periodic. It changes not only with the great Manvantara but it changes with every period, with every cycle. The Astral Light will change with every tropical year (Sidereal year, a cyclic period of 25,868 years), if you like.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Then everything that exists on this plane exists first of all in the Astral Light?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  No, it exists, first of all, in divine ideation on the plane of divine eternal consciousness and nothing can exist or take place on this plane if it does not exist there.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  And then, further, it is reflected on the Astral Light.

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  But it is reflected topsy-turvy; that is why we call it illusion. It is from the Astral Light that we take our prototypes.

 
The evolution takes its prototypes from the Astral Light, but the Astral Light takes its representation from the upper ones and gives them entirely upside down. Just like a looking glass, it will reverse everything, therefore we call it illusion.

 
Mr. Kingsland:  Therefore, both we ourselves and Nature get our ideas from the Astral Light in whatever we produce?

 
Mme. Blavatsky:  They cannot get them, and those who go mentally beyond the Astral Light, those are they who see the truth and can sense it, otherwise they will never see it.

 
If they do not go beyond the Astral Light they will be always in that ocean of illusion or deception, or self-ideation which is good for nothing, because once we begin to think we see things really with our eyes of senses, with our physical eyes, we won’t see anything at all.”

 

H. P. Blavatsky

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