stanza 3, slokas 2-4

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.
4. Then the three fall into the four. The radiant essence becomes seven inside, seven outside. The luminous egg, which in itself is three, curdles and spreads in milk-white curds throughout the depths of mother, the root that grows in the depths of the ocean of life.

“Mr. Kingsland:  On this plane, take one of the metals, take iron. There is such a thing as the smallest molecule of iron, that is to say, a thing which cannot be divided without losing its molecular properties.

Mme. Blavatsky:  What does it become, and why do you call iron an element? Why do you cheat the public and call it an element?

Mr. Kingsland:  What does it become?

Mme. Blavatsky:  If it loses its molecular property and becomes something else, what is that something else?

Mr. Kingsland:  I suppose –

Mme. Blavatsky:  But science must not suppose. I ask science.

Mr. Kingsland:  No, no, we are talking occultly, we are trying to get at what occultism teaches.

Mme. Blavatsky:  When it becomes non-molecular, it becomes resolved into one of its principles, of which you know nothing. There is not the smallest speck in this world, which has not got its seven principles. Mind you, what for us is the smallest atom on the plane of reality is something very objective indeed.

Mr. B. Keightley:  You see, the scientific idea of atom or molecule, particularly of a molecule (because the idea of atom is very vague), has got nothing to do with bulk, whether it is visible under a microscope or not.

Their definition is this: if you break up a molecule of iron, it will no longer show the properties on the physical plane that we know have characterized it. It enters a certain chemical combination in a particular way.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Certain, certain and certain, that is all.

The President:  Because they do not know.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Then why should they go and dogmatize? We say it is the principles; let us say the astral body.

Mr. B. Keightley:  I am not speaking of what happens beyond.

Mme. Blavatsky:  The chemists will not see the astral body of that which is not molecular.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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