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. Keightley: Had you anything more about the meteors which you have not read?
Mme. Blavatsky: No, I have read everything about the meteors; I just answered as much as there was there.
Mr. Hall: Will you give an explanation of the reason why there is so much more difference between the first and second Manvantara?
Mme. Blavatsky: No, I won’t, because it will take us till tomorrow morning.
Mr. B. Keightley: It comes into the thing we go into about the Moon later on. Question 2. (a) Can you give us any instance of the atoms correlating and thus changing their combining equivalents? (b) What is meant by “combining equivalents”, in this sense?
Mme. Blavatsky: I use the word “atoms” here not in the occult sense, but in that given to it by physical science, which speaks of an atom of iron, of hydrogen, and so on.
The Secret Doctrine is not an occult book, as I told you, but a printed work for the public. What is meant by the terms “correlating”, or “molecules changing their combining equivalents”, is that the relations between what science calls atoms and molecules of our elements differ from planet to planet; therefore “b” in question 2 is also answered.
That is all I can tell you. Has anyone to ask any questions – some of the physicists? Mr. Williams, have you nothing to say? Mr. Williams does not.
Mr. Williams: No, thank you, I have no questions to ask. I thought you were speaking of the other Mr. Williams, the doctor.
Mr. B. Keightley: Question 3. Page 143, line 10. Can you explain at all what is meant by “a current of efflux”?
Mme. Blavatsky: Which means that I am sat upon for using the word efflux.
Mr. B. Keightley: No, no, you are asked to explain what you mean.
Mme. Blavatsky: In physical science a current of efflux is a current of matter on one and the same plane, whatever its attraction.
In occult science a current of efflux means a current passing from one plane to another, whether higher or lower. This efflux is not an objective movement in our third dimensional space, but a change of state from space without to space within, or vice-versa.
Do you understand that? You see, in occult language it means quite a different thing.
Mr. Kingsland: It is change in differentiation.
Mme. Blavatsky: It is change from one plane to another.”
H. P. Blavatsky