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Four: These seven Lives, Whose nature is consciousness and Whose expression is sentiency and specific quality, produce cyclically the manifested world; They work together in the closest union and harmony, and cooperate intelligently with the Plan of which They are the custodians. They are the seven Builders, Who produce the radiant temple of the Lord, under the guidance of the Mind of the Great Architect of the Universe.

Five: Each Ray Life is predominantly expressing Itself through one of the seven sacred planets, but the life of all the seven flows through every planet, including the Earth, and thus qualifies every form. On each planet is a small replica of the general scheme, and every planet conforms to the intent and purpose of the whole.

Six: Humanity, with which this treatise deals, is an expression of the life of God, and every human being has come forth along one line or other of the seven Ray forces. The nature of his Soul is qualified or determined by the Ray Life which breathed him forth, and his form nature is coloured by the Ray Life which—in its cyclic appearance on the Physical plane at any particular time—sets the quality of the race life and of the forms in the kingdoms of nature. The Soul nature or quality remains the same throughout a world period; its form life and nature change from life to life, according to its cyclic need and the environing group condition. This latter is determined by the Ray or Rays in incarnation at the time.

Seven: The Monad is the Life, lived in unison with the seven Ray Lives. One Monad, seven Rays and myriads of forms, this is the structure behind the manifested worlds.

Eight: The Laws which govern the emergence of the quality or Soul, through the medium of forms, are simply the mental purpose and life direction of the Ray Lords, Whose purpose is immutable, Whose vision is perfect, and Whose justice is supreme.

Nine: The mode or method of development for humanity is self-expression and self-realisation. When this process is consummated the self expressed is the One Self or the Ray Life, and the realisation achieved is the revelation of God as the quality of the manifested world and as the Life behind appearance and quality. The seven Ray Lives, or the seven Soul types, are seen as the expression of one Life, and diversity is lost in the vision of the One and in identification with the One.

Ten: The method employed to bring about this realisation is experience, beginning with individualisation and ending with initiation, thus producing the perfect blending and expression of life-quality-appearance.


We have been studying the significance of the work of the seven creative Builders, as They express the life aspect and qualify the phenomenal appearance through which the One Life manifests. It is the quality in time and space that determines the phenomenal appearance, and this is the third major proposition of which the two previous are:

  1. Every Ray Life is an expression of a solar Life, and every planet is therefore linked with every other planet, animated by energy from one or other of the seven solar systems, and actuated by a triple stream of force.

  1. Every one of the Rays is the recipient and custodian of various energies, coming from varying sources.

  1. It is the quality of a Ray Life, in time and space, which determines the phenomenal appearance.

Every Ray Life is an expression of a solar Life, and every Planet is consequently:

1.  Linked with every other planetary life in the solar system

2.  Animated by energy emanating from one or other of the seven solar systems

3.  Actuated by a triple stream of life forces coming from:

  1. Solar systems outside our own

  1. Our own solar system

  1. Its own planetary Being


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