stanza 6, slokas 5-6

Stanza VI, Sloka 5-6
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.
6. The older wheels rotated downwards and upwards….The mother’s spawn filled the whole. There were battles fought between the Creators and the Destroyers, and battles fought for space; the seed appearing and re-appearing continuously.



“Mme. Blavatsky:  Now I am going to examine you. Have you read the Hesiod’s cosmogony, Old?

Mr. Old:  No.

Mme. Blavatsky:  Have the goodness to go to the British Museum, and read it.  Mr. Cobb has read it. If you have not read it, what {can} I do?  Nevertheless, I will attempt to explain it again in a few words.

Take Hesiod, and try and understand what he says, and better still, [   ] Phoenician cosmogony. There you will find that what [   ] calls pure force is the principle of creation. It is identical with Brahma’s will to create, which you have read many times in the Vishnu Purana.

In the primitive world cosmogonies, Chaos is not what it became later on, or that on which the Spirit of God moved on the waters. It is not the [   ] of Ovid, matter in its inert and confused or chaotic state. Chaos was space, according to Aristotle, gaping space or the void – κενόν, and after Hesiod, Chaos is absolutely limitless, it is the dark shoreless cloud of vapors, which gives birth to the universe.

Now, if you remember that the first of the three primordial elements at the first flutter of differentiation were and are with Hesiod, Chaos, and, with Eros, elements that were never conceived ( As they were co-existent potentiality in all eternity), you will perhaps understand that which I say, that no more than primordial Venus was Eros – that which both became in later ages.

Now Eros means simply human love, and worse; but then it meant the most solemn metaphysical and divine thing. Eros was not at the beginning the wily God of Love and passion with wings and arrows to wound the hearts of sentimental ninnies with. There were no such fools, nor yet men enough; but he who is now God of human love was simply an abstract idea, an image of the Divine creative force – that universal force of attraction which causes particles to congregate, combine, and correlate, and to produce a triad.

Well, that creative force is our Fohat, who neither creates, nor does he produce anything per se and by himself, but in virtue of his action, elements, as well as beings, seek to unite in polarity; from which unison results life.

Remember that in the first cosmogony out of Chaos are born Erebus and Nox, primordial and already differentiated darkness divided into two principles, male and female, from which two emanate the other two, Aether and [   ] {Hemera}, in the light of the superior regions and that inferior or terrestrial atmosphere.

Light is born of darkness number two, darkness on the differentiated plane, and that darkness begets light under the influence of creative love, or that which is called there “cosmic desire”; or again Fohat, the electric creative principles which make of all one, and which produces the three, the correlation.

Mr. B. Keightley:  What you have said there is very good, and it is a great deal more than you have said anywhere in The Secret Doctrine.

Mme. Blavatsky:  But I thought you stood there over me when I was writing.”

H. P. Blavatsky

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