the seven creations

""There is a ninth, the Kumara Creation, which is both primary and secondary", says the Vishnu Purana, the oldest of such texts.   "The Kumaras', explains an esoteric text, "are the Dhyanis, derived immediately from the supreme Principle, who reappear in the Vaivasvata Manu period, for the progress of mankind."   The Kumaras are, exoterically, [...]

the seven creations

The Seven Creations described in India (cont.)   "(VI) The Urdhvasrotas creation, or that of divinities. But these (divinities) are simply the prototypes of the First Race, the fathers of their "mind-born" progeny with the soft bones.   Finally, the sixth "Creation" is followed, and "Creation" in general, closed by -   (VII) The evolution [...]

the seven creations

"(V) The Tiryaksrotas (or Tairyagyonya) creation, that of the "(sacred) animals", corresponding only on Earth, to the dumb animal creation.   That which is meant by "animals", in primary Creation, is the germ of awakening consciousness or of apperception, that which is faintly traceable in some sensitive plants on Earth and more distinctly in the [...]

the seven creations

The Seven Creations described in India (cont.)   "(IV) The Mukhya, the primary as it begins the series of four.  Neither the words "inanimate" bodies nor yet immovable things, as translated by Wilson, give a correct idea of the Sanskrit terms used.   Esoteric philosophy is not the only one to reject the idea of [...]

the seven creations

"(III) The third (the Indriya) was the modified form of Ahankara, the conception of "I", termed the organic Creation, or creation of the senses.   "These three were the Prakrita creation, the (discrete) developments of indiscrete nature preceded by the indiscrete principle."   "Preceded by", ought to be replaced here with "beginning by", Buddhi;   [...]

the seven creations

The Seven Creations described in India (cont.)   "(II) The second Creation, "Bhuta", was of rudimental principles (Tanmatras), thence termed the elemental creation.   It is the period of the first breath of the differentiation of the pre-Cosmic Elements or matter.   In the Vishnu Purana it is said to proceed along, and belong to, [...]

the seven creations

"When spirit has permeated every minutest atom of the seven principles of Kosmos, then the secondary creation, after the above-mentioned period of rest, begins.   Beginning with the metaphysical and the suprahuman, it ends in the physical and purely human natures of Kosmos and man.   Primary Creation is called the Creation of Light (Spirit);  [...]

the seven creations

"In the Sephir Yetzirah, the Kabbalistic Book of Creation, the Divine Substance is represented as having alone existed from the eternity, boundless and absolute; and as having emitted from itself the Spirit.   "One is the Spirit of the living God, blessed be his Name, who liveth forever! Voice, Spirit and Word, this is the [...]

the seven creations

"Esoterically, as well as exoterically, all the above enumerated Creations stand for the (7) periods of Evolution, whether after an "Age" or a "Day" of Brahma.   This is the teaching par excellence of Occult Philosophy, which, however, never uses the term "creation", nor even that of evolution, "with regard to primary 'creation'"; but calls [...]

the seven creations

"The Seven Creations are found in almost every Purana. They are preceded by what Horace Hayman Wilson translates {in the Vishnu Purana} as "the indiscrete Principle" - absolute Spirit independent of any relation with objects of sense.   They are:  (1) the Universal Soul, Infinite Intellect, or Divine Mind; (2) elemental creation, the first differentiation [...]