stanza 4, slokas 1-5

1. . . . Listen, ye Sons of the Earth, to your instructors—the Sons of the Fire. Learn, there is neither first nor last, for all is one : number issued from no number.
2. Learn what we who descend from the Primordial Seven, we who are born from the Primordial Flame, have learnt from our fathers. . . .
3. From the effulgency of light—the ray of the ever-darkness—sprung in space the re-awakened energies ; the one from the egg, the six, and the five. Then the three, the one, the four, the one, the five—the twice seven the sum total. And these are the essences, the flames, the elements, the builders, the numbers, the arupa, the rupa, and the force of Divine Man—the sum total. And from the Divine Man emanated the forms, the sparks, the sacred animals, and the messengers of the sacred fathers within the holy four.
4. This was the army of the voice—the divine mother of the seven. The sparks of the seven are subject to, and the servants of, the first, the second, the third, the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, and the seventh of the seven. These “sparks” are called spheres, triangles, cubes, lines, and modellers; for thus stands the Eternal Nidana—the Oeaohoo, which is:
5. “Darkness” the boundless, or the no-number, Adi-Nidana Svâbhâvat:—
I. The Adi-Sanat, the number, for he is one.
II. The voice of the Lord Svâbhâvat, the numbers, for he is one and nine.
III. The “ formless square.”
And these three enclosed within the O are the sacred four; and the ten are the arupa universe. Then come the “ sons,” the seven fighters, the one, the eighth left out, and his breath which is the light-maker.


“Mr. A. Keightley:  You speak in The Secret Doctrine of the mysterious planet in connection with the moon. Does the moon act to that planet as a kind of veil in the same way as the things of the Sun?

Mme. Blavatsky:  I think there is something – not behind the Moon, because the moon is not motionless as the Sun, the Sun is always on the same spot – but the moon has not got such an electric thing. The moon has only magnetic power over the earth.

Mr. A. Keightley:  I thought it might be an analogy.

Mr. B. Keightley:  The moon has its own independent orbit; it doesn’t cover any one point of space constantly.

Mme. Blavatsky:  There are some planets, or something (I do not know what) they do not pay much attention to, because it is not their time yet to appear. They may appear.

Mr. Kingsland:  Between Mercury and the Sun?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, it is surely the planet between Mercury and the Sun. It was the beginning of the Fourth Race and then it went off. Just the same as if you take the Pleiades; it was seen very well once, and now it is seen no more. You can hardly see it in the telescopes, but it {Maia} was a bright one and a chief one, the nurse of [   ] {Arcas}.

Mr. Gardner:  That was the seven Pleiades.

Mme. Blavatsky:  They say it is because she married below her station and she was ashamed to show herself. They say it in the Greek mythology, that she made a mesalliance; she was a kind of Princess Louise, she married one of her subjects. But these Pleiades are the most occult constellations that exist.

Mr. Gardner:  More than Mercury?

Mme. Blavatsky:  Oh, more. They are connected with nearly all the aristocracy. They are very occult, because they are connected with all the Rishis, too; they have an interchange of thought with the Rishis.

Mr. Hall:  “The sweet influence of the Pleiades.” (Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?” (Job 38:31)

Mme. Blavatsky:  If you read those allegories of the Hindus in the astronomy books, you see they had secrets and knowledge which really the moderns cannot think of approaching.

Mr. Gardner:  Which old books do you refer to?

Mr. Keightley:  The Puranas.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Even the Puranas. But you read the old astronomical books.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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