Arvindus

Ageless Wisdom

Logoi

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According to the ageless wisdom it is from self-knowledge that knowledge is gained of that which is greater than that self.1, 2 Let us thus in this summarization, where we intend to thematize the logoi, approach them from a view on the constitution of man.

In principle man is threefold. He consists of a monad or spirit, a soul or consciousness and a personality or body. This monad is in itself one but knows nevertheless three aspects, namely those of will or power, love-wisdom and active intelligence. The soul is also threefold and consists of atma or spiritual will, buddhi or intuition and buddhi-manas or abstract / higher mind. The personality to conclude consists of bodies, again three in number, namely the mental body (being the concrete / lower mind), the astral or emotion body and the physical body (which in its turn again consists of a subtle physical or etheric body and a gross physical body).3

Together the above principles are located at the seven planes. The threefold monad is only located on the monadic plane, the threefold soul on the atmic, buddhic and higher mental plane and the personality on the lower mental, astral and physical plane. There is also a divine plane which by man is not touched. Take notice of it that the higher and lower mental plane comprise together one mental (manasic) plane and that the gross physical and subtle physical plane comprise one physical plane.4

Now in the etheric body of man are located seven centres or chakras, namely the crown centre, the eyebrow centre, the throat centre, the heart centre, the solar plexus centre, the sacral centre and the base centre. These correspond with the seven planes and also with the seven principles in man, for when the monad is considered as one then man is sevenfold.5, 6 Man is sometimes also considered sevenfold when as lower constituents are taken the gross physical, the subtle physical, the astral and the mental body and as higher constituents the abstract mind (buddhi-manas), the intuition (buddhi) and the will (atma).7

Further it can be mentioned that between the higher mind of the soul and the lower mind of the personality is located a soul body which is also called 'the egoic body' or 'the egoic lotus'. This egoic body reflects the greater threefolds in different manners, for instance through aspects (lotus leaves) of sacrifice, of love and of knowledge.8

Now all human units together comprise a root race which is placed within a cycle of involution and evolution. Within that cycle seven root races develop. Present humanity regards the fifth root race, which is also called 'the Aryan race'. Former races were for instance the Atlantic race, the Lemurian race and the Hyperborean race. Every root race again goes through seven sub-races, and we are at present approximately at the crossing point from the fifth to the sixth sub-race.9, 10

This cycle of the root races takes place on a globe. A globe is placed in a sevenfold of globes which together comprise a chain.11 In our present chain we are located on the fourth globe which is also called 'the Earth globe'. The third globe can be called 'the Moon globe' and the second globe 'the Venus globe'. Thus the names of planets are ascribed to globes and chains witin the scheme of the earth, and it is good to keep an eye on this.12, 13

We are located at present in the fourth chain of the seven chains which comprise the earth scheme. This thus regards the so called 'Earth Chain' which was preceded by the Moon chain and the Venus chain of the Earth scheme. The evolution cycles through the chains and globes are called 'rounds'. We are at present in the fourth chain round, in the fourth globe round, in the fifth root race, in the fifth sub-race.14 The continents with their root races (like Hyperborea, Lemuria and Atlantis) function thereby as centres of the globes, the globes as the centres of the chains and the chains as the centres of the planet scheme.15, 16

Now the Earth scheme is the body of manifestation of a planetary logos, comparable with the way the body of a man is the manifestation of a human monad.17 A human monad could thus actually also be called 'a human logos' and a planetary logos 'a planetary monad', however in the ageless wisdom usually the term 'monad' is applied to humans and the term 'logos' to planetary and supra-planetary lives.

Now all human units comprise a root race, but also a kingdom. There are seven of such kingdoms, namely that of the minerals, the plants, the animals, the humans, the souls, the planets and the suns.18 The soul kingdom is also called 'the Kingdom of God' and 'the Hierarchy'.19

Our planetary logos is part of the kingdom of planets and this kingdom is on our Earth globe represented by Shamballa.20 Shamballa handles the energy of the will, the Hierarchy that of love and the human kingdom that of intelligence.21 These three relate to the Earth globe like the monad, the soul and the personality relate to man.22 The initiates, disciples and aspirants represent thereby the mediating egoic body which connects the soul with the personality.23

'The Council Chamber' of Shamballa now is presided by Sanat Kumara, who is also called 'the Eternal Youth', 'the Lord of the World', 'the Ancient of Days' and 'Melchizedek'.24 Sanat Kumara is on our Earth globe an incarnation of our planetary logos, where residing the former represents the latter.25

As representative of the planetary logos on our Earth globe and as president of the Council of Shamballa Sanat Kumara represents the monadic or logoic aspect of that globe.26 The human monad however knows in its unity also three aspects and we also find this in the Council chamber of Shamballa where these aspects on a larger level are represented by the three 'Buddhas of Activity', as they are called. (There are also three other Kumaras, bringing the total to seven, however these last three are esoteric and are in the ageless wisdom little talked about.) The three Buddhas of Activity handle the energies of will, love and intelligence in Shamballa.27, 28

Within the Hierarchy the three energies of the Buddhas of Activity are received and further spread out by 'the Manu', 'the Christ' and 'the Mahachohan', as they are called. The 'Masters of Wisdom' on their different rays are thereby the receivers and they spread the energies further until they are received in humanity.29 Within humanity the three energies of will, love and intelligence are collectively represented by initiates, disciples and aspirants. They are as it were the egoic aspects of sacrifice, love and knowledge.30

Now our planetary logos with its planet scheme is part of twelve planetary logoi, which are also called 'Heavenly Men' and which are located on the monadic plane.31, 32 Seven of these are considered as sacred planets and five of these, among which our earth, are considered as non-sacred. The sacred planets regard Vulcan, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus, and the non-sacred planets regard Mars, Earth, Pluto, Moon, Sun, whereby the latter two veil two hidden planets.33

The seven sacred planetary logoi are also called 'the seven Spirits before the Throne (of God)'.34 They represent in our solar system the seven rays,35 which can be considered as seven archetypal energies.36, 37 They regard the rays of (1) will or power, (2) love-wisdom, (3) active intelligence, (4) harmony, beauty and art, (5) concrete knowledge or science, (6) devotion or abstract idealism and (7) ceremonial magic and order.38 Also these seven rays are again related to the earlier mentioned sevenfolds.39

Together the aforementioned planets are part of our solar system, whereby the seven sacred planets function as the seven major centres.40 Our solar system is the second of three solar systems. The first developed the third aspect, the second develops at present the second aspect and the third shall develop the first aspect.41 These three solar systems are the three incarnations or manifestations of our solar logos.42 Our solar logos is also called 'God' and 'Grand Heavenly Man'.43

Now God is also known as the holy Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Ghost / Spirit and these three can be considered as the representatives of God, of the solar logos, in the three solar systems. The Father (also known as 'Shiva' and 'the first logos') shall incarnate in the next system, the Holy Spirit (also known as 'Brahma' and 'the third logos') incarnated in the previous system and the Son (also known as 'Vishnu', 'the second logos' and 'the Cosmic Christ') is incarnated in the present system.44, 45 These three logoi represent the solar logoic aspects of will (Father), love (Son) and intelligence (Holy Spirit),46 and so we may perhaps also call them 'solar aspect logoi'. Other terms for these energies or aspects regard 'electric fire', 'solar fire' and 'fire by friction', and these correspond with the central spiritual sun (Father), the heart of the sun (Son) and the physical sun (Holy Spirit).47 These three mentioned logoi are located at the logoic plane (being the first cosmic physical subplane) while the solar logos itself is located at the cosmic monadic plane.48, 49

Our solar system now is part of a totality of seven systems and together they are the centres of 'the One about whom naught may be said', who regards a cosmic logos.50, 51 Our solar system is thereof the heart centre.52 We shall here not go deeper into other (possible) centres. The information that is given about for instance the Great Bear, The Pleiades and Sirius is however interesting to study. Perhaps that this information can get a place in another publication.

What here still can be mentioned is that the one about whom naught may be said, our cosmic logos, is in his turn placed among more cosmic logoi and that he is a centre of a still greater, unknown, logos.53

To conclude it still has to be mentioned that the terminology in the ageless wisdom, especially regarding supra-human givens, is not always equally clear or consequent. In some cases it is thus needed to read carefully and contextually. And hopefully the above summarization can offer a hold.

Notes
  1. Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume I, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 348. "By the proving therefore of the human detail, we lay the ground for the acceptance of the cosmic, solar and planetary knowledge. What is proven true on the small scale opens the door for the understanding of that which exists on a larger scale. "Man, know thyself" is a potent key to the knowledge of Deity and to the workings of divinity"
  2. Alice A. Bailey, The Consciousness of the Atom, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 45. "The old occult injunction which said to a man "Know thyself, for in thyself is to be found all that there is to be known," is still the rule for the wise student."
  3. 'Ageless Wisdom, Triplicities in Man', Index: 201308292.
  4. 'Ageless Wisdom, Man on the Planes', Index: 201212031, Figure 2: Man on the Solar Planes, Figure 3: Man on the Solar Planes Tabulated.
  5. 'Ageless Wisdom, The (Human) Centres', Index: 201909091.
  6. Alice A. Bailey, The Rays and the Initiations, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume V, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 184. "The Monad, the Spiritual Triad and the threefold personality; these constitute another septenate."
  7. Helena P. Blavatsky, The Secret Doctrine, Volume II, in: Theosophical Classics, (CD-ROM), Theosophical Publishing House, Manilla, 2002, p. 596.
  8. 'Ageless Wisdom, The Egoic Lotus', Index: 201305241.
  9. 'Ageless Wisdom, The Root Races', Index: 202008161.
  10. 'Ageless Wisdom, Sub-Races', Index: 202008281.
  11. 'Ageless Wisdom, Cycles', Index: 201403131.
  12. Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 371. "Third, the statement that the great Kumara or the One Initiator came to this planet from Venus is true in so far as it embodies the fact that He came to this dense planet (the fourth) in the fourth chain from that chain in our scheme which is called the "Venus" chain, and which is the second chain. He came via the second globe in our chain; […]."
  13. Ibidem, p. 583. "In the third chain, the moon chain, we have an interesting related fact."
  14. Note 11.
  15. Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, p. 155. "3. The Life which expresses Itself through seven planetary centres, or continents."
  16. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 1165. "Within each planetary scheme, are found the seven chains which are the seven planetary centres, and again within the chain are the seven globes which are the chain centres, […]."
  17. Ibidem, p. 671. "The standpoint of any particular planetary Logos as they form His body of manifestation, a scheme."
  18. Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, p. 215.
    "1. The Mineral Kingdom VII
    2. The Vegetable Kingdom VI
    3. The Animal Kingdom V
    4. The Kingdom of Men IV
    5. The Kingdom of Souls III
    6. The Kingdom of Planetary Lives II
    7. The Kingdom of Solar Lives I"
  19. Alice A. Bailey, The Unfinished Autobiography, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 197. "There has been much church teaching given about the kingdom of God and the kingdom of souls. These are but terms for the phrase used above, the Spiritual Hierarchy of the planet."
  20. Alice A. Bailey, Esoteric Astrology, A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Volume III, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 469. "First, that the threefold energies which lie back of the activity of the centre at Shamballa concern the planetary Logos; […]."
  21. Ibidem, p. 156.
    "Shamballa Hierarchy Humanity
    Will Love Intelligence"
  22. Alice A. Bailey, Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 192. "2. The three periodical vehicles which compose the expression of the human being and which make him what he is (the Monad, the Soul, and the Personality) are each related to the three planetary centres: Shamballa, the Hierarchy, and Humanity, and therefore to each of man's individual three major centres."
  23. Alice A. Bailey, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 323. "3. The fact of the existence of the New Group of World Servers was brought to the attention of the general public, and on quite a large scale. This group is composed of aspirants, disciples and initiates, and is intermediate between the spiritual Hierarchy and the intelligent public."
  24. The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 287. "1. The Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days, Sanat Kumara, the planetary Logos, Melchizedek, He to Whom Christ referred when He said, "I and My Father are One.""
  25. Alice A. Bailey, A Treatise on White Magic, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 379. "We might here note the fact that the word Ibez is literally in the nature of an acrostic veiling the true name of the planetary Logos of the earth, one of Whose principles is working in Sanat Kumara, making Him thus a direct incarnation of the planetary Logos and an expression of His divine consciousness."
  26. The Rays and the Initiations, p. 367. "[…] the supreme Head of the Ashram, Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World."
  27. Ibidem, p. 407. "It must be realised that the Buddhas of Activity, of Whom there are only three on our planet, are similarly active. They are active love-wisdom or a complete synthesis of active intelligence, active love and active will."
  28. Alice A. Bailey, Initiation, Humand and Solar, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 219. "At the head of our world evolution stands the first Kumara, aided by six other Kumaras, three exoteric and three esoteric. Who are the focal points for the distribution of the force of the systemic Kumaras."
  29. 'Ageless Wisdom, The Constitution of the Hierarchy', Index: 201506171.
  30. Note 23.
  31. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 62. "In the same way, the seven planetary Entities, the seven Heavenly Men, are seven Logoi (likewise cosmic Beings) Who in Their totality form the Body of the threefold Logos."
  32. Ibidem, p. 344.
  33. Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, p. 335. "THE PLANETS AND RAYS
    Sacred Ray Non-sacred Ray
    1. Vulcan 1st ray. 1. Mars 6th ray.
    2. Mercury 4th ray. 2. Earth 3rd ray.
    3. Venus 5th ray. 3. Pluto 1st ray.
    4. Jupiter 2nd ray. 4. Moon 4th ray.
    5. Saturn 3rd ray. veiling a hidden planet.
    6. Neptune 6th ray. 5. Sun 2nd ray.
    7. Uranus 7th ray. veiling a hidden planet."
  34. Alice A. Bailey, The Light of the Soul, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 267-268. "The unfoldment of the life of the various planetary Logoi, or of the seven Spirits before the Throne of God, is not uniform and the atoms in Their bodies, or the monads who constitute Their vehicles are therefore not uniform in unfoldment.
    This is a vast subject and cannot be more than touched upon here. Students will find it of interest to search for information given in the different presentations of the one truth anent the great Lives in whom we "live, and move and have our being." They can be studied under the following names:
    1. The seven Rays,
    2. The seven Spirits before the Throne,
    3. The seven planetary Logoi,
    4. The seven great Lords,
    5. The seven Aeons,
    6. The seven Emanations,
    7. The seven Prajapatis,
    and other less known terms, and much light will be forthcoming."
  35. Ibidem.
  36. Alice A. Bailey, Discipleship in the New Age, Volume I, in: Twenty-Four Books of Esoteric Philosophy, (CD-ROM, Release 3), Lucis Trust, London / New York, 2001, p. 199. "16. We are told that there is an archetype, a pattern, a ray, a goal and a light which shines from the Path."
  37. Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, p. 163. "These seven rays may be described as the seven channels through which all being in His solar system flows, the seven predominant characteristics or modifications of life, for it is not to humanity only that these rays apply, but to the seven kingdoms as well. In fact there is nothing in the whole solar system, at whatever stage of evolution it may stand, which does not belong and has not always belonged to one or other of the seven rays."
  38. Initiation, Humand and Solar, p. 224.
    "Rays of Aspect
    1. The Ray of Will, or Power.
    2. The Ray of Love-Wisdom.
    3. The Ray of Activity or Adaptability.
    Rays of Attribute
    4. The Ray of Harmony, Beauty, Art, or Unity.
    5. The Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science.
    6. The Ray of Abstract Idealism or Devotion.
    7. The Ray of Ceremonial Magic, or Law."
  39. Note 37.
  40. Esoteric Astrology, p. 79. "d. The seven and the five planets which are the centres of energy in the solar system, responsive to the energy of the twelve zodiacal constellations."
  41. Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, p. 88. "For the first solar system the third ray was the synthetic ray, but for this solar system the second ray is the synthetic ray, and for the next solar system the first ray will perform a similar function."
  42. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 4. "This Solar Logos incarnates, or comes into manifestation, through the medium of a solar system."
  43. The Light of the Soul, p. 387. "[…], the Grand Man of the Heavens, the solar Logos, God in manifestation through the solar system."
  44. Ibidem, p. 156. "It expresses the nature of that aspect of divine life which is called Brahma by the Hindu, and the Holy Spirit by the Christian. This is the third aspect of the Trimurti or Trinity, the aspect of active intelligent matter, out of which the body of Vishnu or of the cosmic Christ is to be built in order that Shiva, the Father or the spirit may have a medium of revelation."
  45. Ibidem, p. 272.
    "I. Spiritual Essence. I. The Sound or Word. III. The Object.
    1. Spirit. 1. The Soul. 1. Body
    2. Pneuma. 2. The Psyche. 2. Form
    3. The Father. Shiva 3. The Son. Vishnu. 3. The Holy Spirit. Brahma
    4. The Monad. The One. 4. The cosmic Christ. 4. The vehicle of life and of incarnation.
    5. The eternal Will or Purpose. 5. Eternal Love-Wisdom. 5. Eternal activity and intelligence.
    6. One great Breath. 6. The AUM. 6. The Worlds.
    7. Life. 7. Consciousness Aspect. 7. Activity Aspect.
    8. Synthesising Energy. 8. Attractive Force. 8. Matter.
    9. First Aspect. 9. Second Aspect. 9. Third Aspect."
  46. Ibidem.
  47. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 628.
    "Agni Electric fire Spirit Central Spiritual Sun Energy
    Surya Solar fire Vishnu Heart of the Sun Light
    Brahma Fire by friction   Physical visible Sun Fohat"
  48. Note 32.
  49. Note 4.
  50. Esoteric Psychology, Volume I, p. 155. "1. The Life which expresses Itself through seven solar systems. The One About Whom Naught May Be Said."
  51. A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 293.
  52. Ibidem, p. 511. "The centre in the cosmic body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID of which our solar Logos is the embodied force is the heart centre."
  53. Note 51.
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