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: Now the eleventh. You say a bit further on, speaking about the Moon and the satellites and so on – you explained this. Question 11, page 165. Can you give us any further explanations as to the meaning of a planet’s two or more satellites?
Mme. Blavatsky: Well, I am going to answer you that which will make you, not laugh, but think I have avoided the question. Now, really and indeed I cannot answer any better than what is. Prepare to laugh, if you like – because, I suppose, one planet has more magnetic attraction than the others.
Just as a medium will attract spooks, which becomes his satellites, according to the degree of his mediumistic powers, so a planet may, besides its parent when the parent is not dead and faded out, have similar parasites attached to it.
They are what I call poor relatives, the genteel hangers-on. I cannot tell you anything else, because it depends on the magnetic attractions. There are those planets that will attract more, and those that do not attract so many. Now the Earth has got only one, because the Earth is not capable of attracting anything.
There is too much sin on it, and fibs. Mars is a powerful fellow, and he has more.
Mr. Gardner: Saturn has seven.
Mme. Blavatsky: He may have as many as he likes. He would have more if the law permitted, but it doesn’t.
Mr. Keightley: Then the other question is practically the same. Question 12. Can you give us any explanation as to why Mars has two satellites, to which it has no right?
Mme. Blavatsky: It is the same thing, ditto. I tell you, what can I answer you? Will you give me an explanation why England has, besides India, Burma? She has no right to India any more than to Burma, and yet she has them. Can you give me an explanation? Or why Russia has Poland and Siberia, and she has no right to them?
Mr. B. Keightley: They happened to be handy and she took them.
Mme. Blavatsky: Might is right. And so it is in this world. A planet which is stronger will have more satellites and more things.”
H. P. Blavatsky