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: Then about the Sun following slowly after the planets, turning upon itself, the actual revolution of the sun itself.
Mme. Blavatsky: Now, there is a thing! This is the most extraordinary thing, how they knew this. See what Bailly says about that. (Jean Sylvain Bailly, French astronomer).
There is not one second’s difference if it is so, it is as the Hindus give it, because it is so mathematically correct; they have remarked it and they said because such and such constellations were in conjunction, and so on.
Mr. Hall: Why do we only see one side of the moon?
Mme. Blavatsky: Because she doesn’t want to show the other; because perhaps she has not combed her hair. I can only tell you what I have learnt, I can’t invent.
Mr. A. Keightley: You don’t tell us all you know.
Mme. Blavatsky: I do not see why I should; we should have nothing for next Thursday.
Mr. Gardner: You were saying something about the Rishis of the Ursa Major.
Mme. Blavatsky: The seven stars, and they are married. The Rishis are the husbands of the Pleiades.
Mr. Gardner: But which one made the masalliance? (Loud laughter).
Mme. Blavatsky: The one which hides herself.
Mr. A. Keightley: Gardner, you must not talk celestial scandal!
Mme. Blavatsky: It was Electra. (Qy. Should this not be Merope? B deB). (Both Electra and Merope are among the seven sisters known as the Pleiades.)
Mr. Gardner: Is he the one?
Mme. Blavatsky: It was a she! What an infidel! Well, I think you ladies and gentlemen can all talk now, and I will faithfully answer your questions.
(The proceedings here closed.)”
H. P. Blavatsky