stanza 6, sloka 4

Stanza VI
4. He builds them in the likeness of older wheels, placing them on the Imperishable Centres.
How does Fohat build them? He collects the fiery dust. He makes balls of fire, runs through them, and round them, infusing life thereinto, then sets them into motion; some one way, some the other way. They are cold, he makes them hot. They are dry, he makes them moist. They shine, he fans and cools them. Thus acts Fohat from one twilight to the other, during Seven Eternities.”


“Mr. B. Keightley:  The point raised before was that the elements – the substance of the matter – differed from one planet and the other.

Mme. Blavatsky:  They will be remodeled according to the atmosphere.

Mr. Gardner:  It does not change very quickly through the Laya point.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Through the Laya point they cannot go; it is impossible. That is why I say that this theory, “that Mars fell down from some planet”, is from the standpoint of occultism perfectly untenable, for it cannot pass the Laya point. If it did, it would be dissolved, it would exist no more; in the Laya point it cannot move, it is a negation of all movement.

Mr. Gardner:  I cannot see that. You have potash and lime, and so on.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Why should not they perform in the Earth’s atmosphere?

Mme. Blavatsky:  There is the occult student (Mr. B. Keightley), ask him.

Mr. B. Keightley:  If you take a mineral out of smelting furnace, you find all sorts of chemical combinations, lime and all sorts of things formed there, which are formed out of other substances which have been exposed to violent heat. Well, you get combinations, all sorts of combinations, formed out of what are to us unknown elements.

Mr. Gardner:  You get different metals in these meteorites.

Mr. B. Keightley:  Which enter into the material of the Earth. It is not a pot made of fire-clay, you know. It has the function of a crucible.

Mr. Hall:  Then these meteors may be said to have in the certain potentialities, which, when they come within the crucible of this Earth, produce the metals that we know?

Mr. B. Keightley:  Precisely. At least, that is the way I understand that.

Mr. Gardner:  Then, if they get into the crucible of another planet?

Mr. B. Keightley:  They would form others.

Mme. Blavatsky:  There is something I took from the first question. “In what aspects are elements sui generis?”

I answer, first, because no one period resembles the other, and secondly, because the First Round of every chain differs entirely from the subsequent {that} will appear subsequently. There is a greater difference between the First and Second Rounds of a Manvantara than between any two subsequent rounds.

Then question (b) is:  “How is the atmosphere of our Earth a crucible of its own?” That has already been answered as far as it can be done, so that this settles the first question.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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