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The Qualities of Rotary Motion

Every rotating sphere of matter is characterized by the three qualities of inertia, mobility and rhythm.

1. Inertia:  The state of every atom at the dawn of manifestation, at the beginning of a solar cycle or mahamanvantara, at the commencement of a chain, a globe, or any spheroidal form whatsoever without exception.  Inertia is the result of lack of activity of the fires of matter.  These fires are latent (free from the stimulations of form-life) during pralaya.

Where form exists, the Laws of Attraction/Repulsion make radiation possible.  Then comes stimulation, emanative effect, and a gradual acceleration by which the atom itself, by its own rotary movement, produces the next (higher) quality.

2. Mobility:  Rotation eventually produces radiation, and in the case of matter, effects other atoms in its environment, whether that is cosmic, system, or the physical sphere of a single man.  This eventually produces coherence of form for a period of time until rhythm is recognized.

3. Rhythm:  The attainment of the point of perfect balance and equilibrium produces certain effects:

  1. The disintegration of form  
  2. Liberation of essence which the form confines  
  3. The separations of Spirit and matter.  
  4. The end of a cycle, whether solar, planetary or human.  
  5. The production of obscuration  
  6. The reabsorption of the essence with the root of matter.  
  7. The end of time and space as we understand it.  
  8. The unification of the 3 Fires.  
  9. The synthetic activity of matter in the three types of movements (rotary, spiral cyclic and forward progression) are produced by the interaction of the fires of matter, of mind and of Spirit upon each other.  When the point of balance is reached, the occupier of the form is loosed.

Rotary Motion and Symbolism

Every rotating sphere of matter can be pictured using the same general cosmic symbols as those used for the portrayal of evolution.  


  1. The Circle:  Represents the ring-pass-not of undifferentiated matter; the solar system or the body logoic; the planetary body of a Heavenly Man and human viewed Etherically; a single cell within the human vehicle, or the atom of a chemist.

  1. The Circle with a Point in the center:  Signifies the production of heat in the heart of matter, the point of fire, the first rotary activity, which produces the first radiation, the first pull of attraction and repulsion which causes the 3rd symbol.

  1. The Circle divided in two:  This marks the active rotation and the beginning of mobility of the atom.  

  1. The Circle divided in four:  The true circle of matter, the equal armed cross of the Holy Spirit, Who is the personification of active intelligent matter.  It shows the 4th dimensionality of matter and the penetration of fire in the four directions.

  1. The Swastika:  Concerns the fire extending not only from the periphery to the center in four directions but also circulating and radiating from and around the entire periphery.  This signifies completed activity in every department of matter until it forms a fiery wheel.


A word of warning is here sounded; let a man apply himself to a life of high altruism, to a discipline that will refine bring his lower vehicles into subjection, and to purify and control his sheaths.  When he has thus raised and stabilized his vibration, he will find that the development of the centers has pursued a parallel course.  Much danger and dire calamity attends the man who arouses these centers by unlawful methods.  It is not the part of a coward, concerning careful and cautious movements in these matters; it is the part of discretion.  Therefore, the disciple has three tasks:

  1. Purify, discipline and transmute his threefold lower nature.

  1. Develop knowledge of himself, equip his mental body, build the Causal body by good deeds and thoughts.

  1. Serve his race in utter self-abnegation.  In doing this, he fulfills the law.


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