Stanza VI, Sloka 5
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. _____: Just now, madam, you were speaking of the word Nature as applying only to the solar system. Do you mean the planetary chain?
Mme. Blavatsky: No, the whole of the system.
Mr. _____: Then surely it includes the other ever-invisible planet.
Mr. B. Keightley: Certainly I think so.
Mr. _____: That is divisible by 7. 365 days, 4 hours, 49 minutes, 49 seconds.
Mr. Old: The latest calculation is 365 days, 5 hours, making nearly 6 hours. And if you add one leap day, you get beyond this, so that in about 213 years you would require to drop a day.
Mme. Blavatsky: That shows that you have got to calculate as the Hindus do, because they calculate, and sometimes they drop out, and sometimes they bring in. They always bring them into sevens. Look at their astronomical works, the buildings in Benares, and in the old cities, they are all worked on that system. They were most curious machines for their buildings, instruments, and so on.
The chief constellations are all septenaries. The seven Pleiades and the Great Bear and everywhere are all seven. When I come to think about this blessed Sabbath and the seventh day and rest that is taken bodily from the periods, the Manvantaric periods, the seven races and so on, I say they don’t understand it. That is the day of rest, that is to say, the Pralaya.
They come and they make in this blessed England a regular Pralaya on the Sundays, so that everyone is ready to go and cut off his head and die; because to begin with the ancient Jews did not have a week at all, they did not have names for the days of the week. They had only one, and it was the seventh day they knew, and nothing else. They were calculating by the Moon, the lunar calculation.
Mr. Old: How far back do the Jews’ days date? We have 300 B.C., we have the seven days of the week given according to the planets. I suppose it would be a period quite anterior to that you refer to?
Mme. Blavatsky: They never had a week.
Mr. Old: Was it the Assyrians?
Mme. Blavatsky: The Chaldeans had. The Athenian week was ten days, the Roman eight days. It was only the Hindus who had seven days, and had a planetary name for each day of the week, and it is from the Hindus that it comes.
They went and began calculating, and took the names of the solar angels, which belong to the solar calculation, and they shoved them and stuck them on the weeks which belong to the lunar calculations, so they made a mess of it. It is a terrible mess in astronomy; they have mixed up the colours, the metals, and they have mixed up everything, as you know yourself.
H. P. Blavatsky