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: Then as a matter of fact, the Monads of some of the anthropoids are sufficiently near the human point to come within the Sixth Race.
Mr. B. Keightley: The exception is expressly made here, and insisted upon. I speak of the class of Monads that one expresses as emphasized.
Mr. Yates: The population of the world is unchanging.
Mme. Blavatsky: The Monads are unchanging in the middle of the Fourth Race.
Mr. B. Keightley: You may have any number of Monads in Devachan, and so on.
Mme. Blavatsky: It is unchanging. Otherwise, there would be no Karmic possibility of adjustment.
Mr. Yates: Take any time in the history of the world, and contrast it with any other period of 3,000 years. There must, of course, be variations; but still, go back -according to that theory, the population of the world was then the same as it is now.
Mme. Blavatsky: You don’t know anything at all about population. What it was, and what I have learned, is that the population was almost twice as great as the one we have now – nearly twice as great. There was not a corner on the globe that was not populated, and that is why sometimes it must come, that some of you must be drowned. Look at China; it is the most providential occurrences, those tidal waves.
Mr. B. Keightley: And everywhere in the Atlantean times was twice as populated as China is now.
Mme. Blavatsky: Not twice; a great deal more than it is now. I remember one thing: there was a time when Africa was all inhabited (In times after that, when it had emerged from the ocean). And now, why, how many parts of Africa are inhabited? I suppose not a twentieth part. You cannot call those savages inhabitants, those that Stanley has been meeting with. (Henry Stanley; Welsh journalist and explorer; At the time of HPB’s reference, Stanley was in the Congo.)
Mr. B. Keightley: A very sparse population ever, at that. But Yates’ point is a curious one.
Mme. Blavatsky: They say the continents were greater. Look at the continent that went from India to Australia. it was one continent unbroken, and now it is all seas and seas.”
H. P. Blavatsky