stanza 3, slokas 5-9

5. The root remains, the light remains, the curds remain, and still Oeaohoo is one.
6. The root of life was in every drop of the ocean of immortality, and the ocean was radiant light, which was fire, and heat, and motion. Darkness vanished and was no more ; it disappeared in its own essence, the body of fire and water, or father and mother.
7. Behold, oh Lanoo! The radiant child of the two, the unparalleled refulgent glory: Bright Space Son of Dark Space, which emerges from the depths of the great dark waters. It is Oeaohoo the younger, the * * * He shines forth as the son; he is the blazing Divine Dragon of Wisdom ; the One is Four, and Four takes to itself Three, and the Union produces the Sapta, in whom are the seven which become the Tridasa (or the hosts and the multitudes). Behold him lifting the veil and unfurling it from east to west. He shuts out the above, and leaves the below to be seen as the great illusion. He marks the places for the shining ones, and turns the upper into a shoreless sea of fire, and the one manifested into the great waters.
8. Where was the germ and where was now darkness? Where is the spirit of the flame that burns in thy lamp, oh Lanoo? The germ is that, and that is light, the white brilliant son of the dark hidden father.
9. Light is cold flame, and flame is fire, and fire produces heat, which yields water: the water of life in the great mother.


“Dr. Williams:  Well, there is, is there not, matter in its elementary state?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Behind, not in what you see; that is merely a reflection. Well, imagine yourself that this cannot be seen, and you see only the reflection in the looking-glass.

Dr. Williams:  In star analysis they get the lines showing – I do not know how many – elements they have succeeded in isolating in the sun, but a certain number.

Mr. B. Keightley:  That question was answered by saying it was the effect of the atmosphere of finely divided cosmic dust, which has now been recognized by science as falling gradually to the earth, and which acts upon the light of the sun; that according to Occult Science the formation of the solar lines takes place in the earth’s atmosphere and is not a phenomenon due to the sun at all.

The President:  Would not the same thing apply to every star spectra?

Mr. B. Keightley:  Certainly, all round.

Mr. Gardner:  But they differ very much.

Mr. B. Keightley:  As far as I understand what was said in those letters, they do not say that the emanation, whatever it is, the vibrations proceeding from the sun and the stars are of the same nature, but they say that the phenomena that we take to prove the presence of iron and sodium in the sun are not due to the presence of those substances in the sun, as we know them, but due to the action upon the sun’s rays of the atmosphere, of cosmic dust which surrounds the earth. That is the point that is meant.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Because they say this atmosphere is three miles forming.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Three hundred.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh! I imagined it was two or three miles.

Mr. B. Keightley:  I tell you how they got to that. They find the meteorites are at least 200 miles.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, it is three miles where you can breathe, I think, three miles of breathable air, but not atmospherical. When it approaches it, of course it differentiates and it gives quite different optical illusions. This I remember.

Mr. B. Keightley:  They say they do not know quite what the atmosphere is, but it is at least 200 miles, because these meteorites get inflamed. It is very difficult to see where the boundary line really is.

The President:  It depends upon what you mean by atmosphere.

Mme. Blavatsky:  I thought the atmosphere was what you could breathe. What is the other?

Mr. B. Keightley:  All that they say is that these meteorites are observed to take fire at a certain height, at least 200 miles above the surface of the earth, that means to say there is something that produces friction; they rub against something.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Too much Fohat.

Mr. B. Keightley:  That would be another way of explaining the same thing.

Mr. Kingsland:  Then it is pure hypothesis that it is the friction of the atmosphere?

Mr. B. Keightley:  Purely, but that is the accepted hypothesis at the present moment.

Mme. Blavatsky:  For today, and on Saturday it will be changed.

Mr. B. Keightley:  That one had been held the longest.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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