5. At the fourth, the sons are told to create their images. One third refuses – to obey.
The curse is pronounced; they will be born on the fourth suffer and cause suffering; this is the first war.
“Mr. Kingsland: No, I only wanted to know why the mass of the Moon should cease to rotate as a mass of matter when the principles had left it – what was the relation between the principles having left it and the mass of the matter of the Moon ceasing to move.
Mme. Blavatsky: It did not cease to move; it moves.
Mr. Kingsland: But, as a whole, on its own axis.
Mme. Blavatsky: Because it cannot move, because the spirit is fled, because the principles are gone; so how can it move?
Mr. B. Keightley: I think you are answered by the analogy.
Mr. Kingsland: It is only removing the difficulty one step further.
Mr. B. Keightley: When a man is dead, when his principles have left him, the body as a whole does not move.
Mr. Kingsland: That is to say, that a man is walking consciously.
Mme. Blavatsky: It is not consciously that they move. They don’t know what they are about. Take an idiot, a complete idiot; he will be moving and running and grinning and jumping, but he will not know what he is about.
Mr. Kingsland: Then it is purely internal force.
Mme. Blavatsky: It is simply vital impulse.
Mr. B. Keightley: The scientific idea of the thing is that it is a purely mechanical movement, because the large mass of matter having once been set spinning, there is no friction and nothing to stop it.
Mme. Blavatsky: Don’t speak to me about science, because science and I are on cool terms.
Mr. Kingsland: The astronomical idea is that there is friction.
Mr. B. Keightley: Well, it is so slow that no calculation has found any trace of it.
Mr. Kingsland: They have found traces of it.
Mr. B. Keightley: It is supposed to take 300,000,000 of years to make the difference of 1/2 hour.
Mr. Mead: Are you right in saying the Moon does not move at all? Doesn’t it revolve once?
Mr. B. Keightley: Not on its own axis; I don’t think there is any rotation of the Moon about its own axis.
Mme. Blavatsky: It rotates (revolves) because it vampirizes and is carried away.
Mr. B. Keightley: Swept along, so to speak, in the current.
Mme. Blavatsky: It vampirizes – not by conscious action, but there is a kind of dead matter, which by its own inherent attribute or quality attracts.”
H. P. Blavatsky