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. Kingsland: Are all these satellites in a similar condition to the Moon? Are they all dead?
Mme. Blavatsky: Not at all. Some are more alive, some are ready to die. The Moon is dead, because she has passed her principles; the others appear to us moons, but they are simply forming something.
Mr. _____: What are the rings of the planet Saturn?
Mme. Blavatsky: It is nothing objective – at least, objective it is; it is nothing solid.
Mr. Gardner: It is gassy?
Mme. Blavatsky: I suppose it is; I could not tell you what I have not learned.
Mr. B. Keightley: More optical.
Mme. Blavatsky: I don’t believe they exist at all. It is all Maya. Mars is a fiery, strong planet which attracts to itself more than the others do. Once we accept the occult statement, it is easy to account for the rest.
What is difficult and almost impossible is to make a European trained in physical science see that the occult sciences are far more logical and satisfactory than the former. Well, have you got anything else to ask?
Mr. Old: I should like to have asked, without intruding on time, whether these other satellites attached to the different planets are in the same relationship to these centres – that is to say, when they serve as satellites, as our Moon is to the other?
Mme. Blavatsky: I think they are the same, but not that they have any influence. I think they are fed by some planets, but they do not give out the interchange of influences on the Moon.
Mr. Old: They are not fading, the planets?
Mme. Blavatsky: No; it is only those who are parents, so long as they are not dislocated and disrupted, that have such influence. But the others, as far as I remember, are fed, so to say, on meteors. That is why I spoke about the power of the parents.”
H. P. Blavatsky