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It is necessary to remember that all influences which impinge upon the individual or upon humanity as a whole pass through or are transmitted by one or other of the planetary centers. I have said little about these centers save to refer to the major three centers which we call Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity. We recognise them as:

  1. Shamballa        Power-Purpose        Planetary Head center         Directing Will

II.   Hierarchy         Love-Wisdom        Planetary Heart center        Directed Love

III.  Humanity        Intelligence                 Planetary Ajna center        Directed Mind

Four other centers remain to be considered: the planetary Throat center, Solar Plexus, sacral center and the center at the Base of the Spine. In the planetary logoic life—as is the case also with individual man, the microcosm of the Macrocosm—certain centers are more awakened than others and vibrate in unison with systemic impulse more fully than others. In the case of the planetary Logos of our little sphere, the Head center, the Ajna center, the heart and Solar Plexus centers and the Throat center are the five focal points of energy which are the most alive and vibrant. The sacral center is slowly dropping below the threshold of the logoic consciousness whilst the center at the Base of the Spine is practically entirely quiescent, except in connection with its pranic effects upon the form life, engendering the will to live, the urge to survival and the vitalisation of forms. These facts will give you an idea of our planetary status in the great family of the central sun and indicate why our planet is not a sacred planet. No planet is a sacred planet unless the center at the Base of the Spine (speaking symbolically) is aroused and the great fusion of energies resulting therefrom has been effected. I refer to this particular world cycle and period and to the state of affairs in this the fifth or Aryan root-race.

Humanity was at one time the correspondence to the planetary Solar Plexus and some day will shift the focus of its receptivity to the planetary Heart center; when this takes place, the Hierarchy will shift its focus of receptivity into the sphere of influence of Shamballa. Of this shift, the presence of the twelve-petalled lotus in the highest Head center (the relating point between the Heart center and the Soul on its own plane) is the guarantee. The following relations must consequently be borne in mind:


  1. Head center . . . Shamballa . . . 1st Ray . . . 1st & 7th races . . . Will as the goal. Energy of Life. Synthesis. Seven centers awakened and functioning. In first root-race alive and faintly vibrating. In seventh root-race fully awakened.

  1. Heart center . . . Hierarchy . . . 2nd Ray . . . 6th root-race . . . Love as the goal. Energy of Identification. Achievement of fusion. Six centers functioning. The focal point of the Egoic consciousness of divinity. The fifth kingdom. The Kingdom of God.

  1. Ajna center . . . Humanity . . . 5th Ray . . . 5th root-race . . . Intuition as the goal. The energy of Initiation. Development of inclusiveness. Five centers rapidly awakening. The focal point of personality. The human kingdom, the fourth kingdom in nature.

  1. Throat center . . . Animal . . . 3rd Ray . . . 3rd root-race . . . Intellect as the goal. The energy of Illumination. Creating in the light. Four centers functioning. Focal point of the instinctual consciousness. The third kingdom in nature.

  1. Solar plexus . . . Vegetable . . . 6th Ray . . . 4th root-race . . . Instinct as the goal. The energy of Aspiration. Unfoldment of sensitivity. Three centers functioning. Focal point of psychic response. The second kingdom in nature.

  1. Sacral center . . . Deva evolution . . . 7th Ray . . . 2nd root-race . . . Responsiveness as the goal. The energy of Magnetism. Power to build. Two centers functioning; heart and sacral centers. Focal point of vibratory response to the "eye of God."

  1. Base of Spine . . . Mineral . . . 4th Ray . . . 7th root-race . . . Synthesis as the goal. The energy of foundational Synthesis. Completion. All centers functioning as one. Focal point of evolution. The first kingdom in nature.

The preceding tabulation may serve to make a little clearer the present general plan or blueprint of the evolutionary development of consciousness. Other developments are proceeding simultaneously, such as the responsive unfoldment of the form aspect and the evolution of the Deva, or angel, line which parallels the human and to which I referred in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. A third great scheme of evolution is proceeding and that can only be referred to as the unfoldment of divine purpose on its own plane; of this humanity has, as yet, no faintest conception because its consciousness is still held within the limitations of its own kingdom in nature; the Hierarchy is attempting to become responsive to this form of energy.


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