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First, we have the animating fires of the solar system, which are the fires of the primordial Ray of active intelligent matter; these constitute the energy of Brahma, the third aspect of the Logos.  Next are to be found the fires of the divine Ray of Love-Wisdom, the Ray of intelligent love, which constitutes the energy of the Vishnu aspect, the second aspect logoic.  Finally are to be found the fires of the cosmic Mental plane, which are the fires of the cosmic Ray of will.  They might be described as the Rays of intelligent will and are the manifestation of the first aspect logoic, the Mahadeva aspect.  Mahadeva is literally "great Deva." The term is frequently applied to the first Person of the manifested Trinity, to Shiva, the Destroyer aspect, the Creator.  

These three expressions of the divine Life may be regarded as expressing the triple mode of manifestation. First, the objective or tangible universe; second, the subjective worlds or form; and thirdly, the Spiritual aspect which is to be found at the heart of all. The internal fires that animate and vitalize show themselves in a twofold manner:

First as latent heat. This is the basis of rotary motion and the cause of the spheroidal coherent manifestation of all existence, from the logoic atom, the solar ring-pass-not, down to the minutest atom of the chemist or physicist.

Second, as active heat.  This results in the activity and the driving forward of material evolution.  On the highest plane the combination of these three factors (active heat, latent heat and the primordial substance which they animate) is known as the 'sea of fire,' of which akasha is the first differentiation of pregenetic matter.  Akasha, in manifestation, expresses itself as Fohat, or divine Energy, and Fohat on the different planes is known as aEther, air, fire, water, electricity, Ether, prana and similar terms.  

Fohat is divine thought or energy (Shakti) as manifested on any plane of the cosmos. It is the interplay between Spirit and matter. The seven differentiations of Fohat are:

The fires of the Mental plane also demonstrate in a twofold manner:

  1. First, as the Fire of Mind, the basis of all expression and in one peculiar occult sense the sumtotal of existence. It provides the relation between the life and the form, between Spirit and matter, and is the basis of consciousness itself.

  1. Second, as the Elementals of Fire, or the sumtotal of the active expression of thought, showing itself through the medium of those entities who, in their very essence, are fire itself.


Fire in the Microcosm is likewise threefold in essence and fivefold in manifestation:

Fire by Friction/Internal Fire:  The vibration of the little system in which the Monad is the logos and holds the personality in manifestation, thus allowing Spirit to contact dense matter.  Governed by the Law of Economy.  This is Internal Vitalizing Fire and is the sumtotal of individual kundalini; it animates the corporeal frame and demonstrates also in the twofold manner:

First, as latent heat which is the basis of life of the spheroidal cell, or atom, and of its rotary adjustment to all other cells.  Second, as active heat or prana; this animates all, and is the driving force of the evolving form.  It shows itself in the four Ethers and in the gaseous state, and a correspondence is here found on the Physical plane in connection with man to the Akasha and its fivefold manifestation on the plane of the solar system.  When the latent fire of the personality blends with Solar Fire and finally merges with the Divine Flame, man/planet/solar system takes the 5th Initiation and completes one of his greater cycles.


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