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. Old: It would be illogical to say that any one planet had half a dozen parents.
Mr. B. Keightley: Two are quite enough for any respectable planet.
Mme. Blavatsky: Quite enough!
Mr. Old: The case is different, then, with regard to the Moon, which is not only our satellite, but our parent.
Mme. Blavatsky: Yes it is.
Mr. Gardner: Is that the only case in which we have them in a dual capacity? Are some of Jupiter’s moons?
Mme. Blavatsky: Most Assuredly. One of them is a parent. Now, it depends on the priority of the planets; it depends on their age. Some of the planets’ fathers and mothers died long ago, as with Venus, and faded out entirely, in the case of one of them. It is said it was one of the sacred planets that disappeared, and this was the mother or father of the Moon.
I am not sure – either the Moon or Venus; I think it is the Moon. This is a thing that I did not learn, since it doesn’t exist. I was very anxious simply to learn about the existent.
Mr. Gardner: How about that other planet between Mercury and the Sun?
Mme. Blavatsky: Ask Tyndall or Huxley. Proctor is dead – well, somebody else.
Mr. Gardner: Is the parent dead of Mercury?
Mme. Blavatsky: I don’t know. I know one thing, that there is a very funny thing in the Path which I think you had better read to them, and then we will just talk about it. There is something that is said from the Purana. Where he gets it from I cannot understand, “The Origin of the Planet, Mercury” it is called. It is in the month’s Path.
Mr. B. Keightley: Having read the extract referred to, the proceedings shortly afterwards closed.”
H. P. Blavatsky