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, … Continue reading the seven creations

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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 … Continue reading the seven creations

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 … Continue reading the seven creations

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;   … Continue reading the seven creations

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);  … Continue reading the seven creations

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 … Continue reading the seven creations

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 … Continue reading the seven creations