The Body of the Cosmic Logos, Part 3
The Seven Kingdoms
Next, for the planet as a whole, we have a further correspondence to the seven human centers or chakras. These are the seven kingdoms here on the planet, of which the obvious four are the mineral, vegetable, animal and human. Seeking exact correspondences that apply in all circumstances is impossible as they shift somewhat according to the evolution of the seeker, humanity and the viewpoint taken by the observer. In speaking of the relationship of the kingdoms to the centers, DK says this:
“These relationships prove each other but only when seen in relation to the greater cycle. 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 centre; when this takes place, the Hierarchy will shift its focus of receptivity into the sphere of influence of Shamballa.” Esoteric Astrology, Pages 454-455
So then, the human kingdom, which is usually related to the throat center, was once related to the solar plexus, and, as it progresses, it will become the heart center.
What is consistent is that there will always be seven higher centers which correspond to the seven lower, though their relation to each other may shift for a number of reasons. For instance, he tells us that they will be viewed differently when “expansions of consciousness” occur. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 221)
That said, let us look at our centers and see how they relate to the centers of the planet, or the planetary logos.
Center one, the Base of the Spine – The Mineral.
The mineral kingdom corresponds to the adrenals and rays 7 and 1. This is usually associated with the base of the spine as DK notes in Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 221. He notes that this is true when looking at “the seven kingdoms as a whole…” which would be from the view of the Logos. However a page earlier he makes different links when related to the human angle, and relates the mineral center to the sacral as well as the base center. Apparently, the different kingdoms can play different roles depending on whether we are looking at them through the viewpoint of humanity, the Hierarchy or Shamballa.
He also associates the mineral center with the spleen, which adds additional complexity. (Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 1071)
Students can see why he associates it with the spleen, for he says this center governs “the current of physical vitality or life” of the body relating it to the base of the spine, which is the foundation of the life force.
Although he associates the mineral kingdom in different circumstances with both the sacral and base centers he tells us that this is oddly shared by “the Forces of Materialism.
“The mineral kingdom and the Forces of Materialism do not really coincide today, for the one works through the sacral centre at this time, and the other through the centre at the base of the spine.” Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 92
The second main kingdom is the vegetable. It would be natural to assume that since this is the second kingdom it would be most closely linked to the second center, the sacral governing sex, but DK does not make this link. One reason would be that reproduction in the vegetable kingdom does not require the division of the sexes as in the animal and human.
The lowest center linked to the vegetable is the third center up – the solar plexus and the sixth ray. (Esoteric Astrology, Page 456; Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pg 1071)
This makes sense, as this center is associated with our emotions and idealism. The emotions are indeed stirred by beautiful flowers, ancient trees and many other wonders of that kingdom which have reached an idealistic perfection in evolution.
Next, DK associates this center with the heart and Ray Two of Love Wisdom. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 221) This ray is associated with magnetism, and the vegetable kingdom does indeed draw us with magnetic force created by its beauty, perfumes and source of food.
Finally, he associates this center with the throat center and the lungs. (A Treatise on White Magic, Pg 360 and Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 220) He does not explain why, but perhaps it is because the throat is associated with creation, and the vegetable kingdom highlights creation from Divine Intelligence.
In addition, he makes an unusual association of the vegetable kingdom with the fourth ray, but qualifies it saying that this ray is identified with the great being who ensouls that kingdom. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 120) The fourth ray is linked to the ajna and the base centers so in some circumstances there must be a link to one or both of these.
The third kingdom on the planet is the animal, and it is usually associated with the corresponding third center – the solar plexus. (See Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 92; also Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Pages 220-221, 413)
Concerning this he says, “The animal uses the solar plexus in the same way that a man uses the brain.” (Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 287) Then he tells us that this sixth ray connection through the solar plexus especially applies to domestic animals, and causes them to have such a strong devotion to their masters unlike the wild animals. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 218)
In that same reference he indicates that the other animals lean strongly on the third ray connected with the throat center. He makes two specific references equating the animal kingdom with the throat center because of their instinct, especially of the wild animals. (See Esoteric Astrology, Page 455 and Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pg 1071)
He adds further complication by relating the animal kingdom to the heart: “Man, the brain of nature; the animals, the expression of the heart.” Indeed, if we look at it from the perspective of humanity being the brain, then the heart makes sense for the animals.
Finally, he adds more complexity to the animal kingdom by linking it to the fifth ray (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 162) but doesn’t give any explanation as to why he does so. Perhaps it is because the fifth ray is an attribute of the third ray linked to animal instinct. The fifth ray is linked to the ajna and sacral centers, indicating they may also have a link to the animal kingdom.
Finally, we come to the last visible center that is universally acknowledged to exist, which is the fourth kingdom of nature – us – humanity.
The human kingdom is generally recognized as being the throat center of the planet, which is usually governed by the Third Ray of Active Intelligence. Here is just one quote: “The great centre which we call Humanity is predominantly governed by the third Ray of Active Intelligence. This ray energy arrives at the throat centre via the head and the heart centres.” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, Page 135
He repeats this link of humanity to the throat center and third ray a number of places, such as Esoteric Healing, Page 148, Destiny of the Nations, Page 23, Externalisation of the Hierarchy, Page 107 and Rays and Initiations, page 551.
He has repeated this enough that many students always link humanity with the throat center and ray three, but again the association is not black and white in all circumstances, as he links humanity to other centers and rays depending on the relationship involved.
We can see though why the throat center and third ray is the most common linkage, for the throat governs creativity and the third ray represents the adaptability of matter through the application of intelligence. Humanity is indeed the strongest creative material force on the planet who alters and manipulates substance to its desire through intelligent effort. Some think we are doing more harm than good, but DK assures us that humanity will learn its lessons and become a benevolent force in the end. He calls us “The Centre where the intelligence of God is producing the evolutionary process.” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, Page 159
When linking humanity with the throat center he usually associates them with the third ray, but in one instance he links us with the fourth ray because of our “quality of acquisitiveness” and “conflict” that manifests through us. (Externalization of the Hierarchy, Page 92)
Then, in other points of reference, he links humanity to the ajna center while placing the animal kingdom in the throat. (see Esoteric Astrology, Pages 452- 455) Here he links them with the fifth ray instead of the third, which makes sense because the third ray is sometimes linked to this center between the eyebrows. We’ll talk more about this link when we discuss the sixth kingdom.
Again, DK throws in more complexity by associating the human kingdom with the heart center (Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Pg 1071), but this seems to be when relating us to only the lower three kingdoms.
Then he somewhat surprisingly links us with the sacral center (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 221), but even this makes sense when you consider the sacral governs physical creation, and humanity is definitely creating many new physical forms. The sacral is also closely linked to the throat, but creates at a lower level.
There are three planetary centers above humanity not generally recognized by orthodox thinking. The first of these is the Spiritual Hierarchy, normally referred to as the Fifth Kingdom, a step above humanity, the fourth.
DK consistently refers to this kingdom as the heart center of the planet ruled by Ray Two of Love Wisdom.. The dominance of Ray Two makes this center one of great importance as this ray sets the tone for the whole solar system and the goal of our spiritual evolution during this system of creation.
He makes one exception, though, and tells us that from the view of one approaching the first initiation, the fifth kingdom, or the Hierarchy, should be seen as the throat center instead of the heart, with the human seen as the sacral and the animal related to the heart center. (Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 221)
He gives no further explanation for this unusual relationship but leaves it up to disciples to discern.
We’ll save the mysterious sixth kingdom for last and go major seventh corresponding to the crown center at the top of the head. This center has been given the name Shamballa. Even though the name can be traced back to the ancient Sanskrit, it is probably not the one used by its inhabitants.
As for its physical location, legend has it that Shamballa exists somewhere between the Himalaya Mountains and the Gobi Desert. DK doesn’t give an exact location, but does say “the location of Shamballa will be one of the latest etheric sacred spots to be revealed as it exists in the matter of the second ether.” Initiation Human and Solar, Page 33
He also tells us that in relation to present humanity it is more of a state of consciousness than a physical location, though in the reference above he does hint at an actual location in time and space.
The head of Shamballa is the Lord of the World, Sanat Kumara, called in the Bible The Ancient of Days, also after the order of Melchizedek. Concerning him, DK says: “Sanat Kumara and His Pupils are in physical form, but have not taken dense physical bodies. They work on the vital etheric levels, and dwell in etheric bodies. Shamballa, where They dwell, exists in physical matter as do the Kumaras, but it is matter of the higher ethers of the physical plane, and only when man has developed etheric vision will the mystery lying beyond the Himalayas be revealed.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 753
The dominate center that is associated with Shamballa is the crown center along with Ray One of Will-Power-Purpose, though he also loosely links it to the heart and Ray Two (Initiation Human and Solar, Page 130) as well as the Base of the Spine and most probably Ray Seven. (Rays and Initiations, Page 367)
Shamballa receives from the Solar Logos who receives from extra planetary sources, and thus does divine intelligence flow down from on high to Shamballa to the Hierarchy and finally to humanity.
The sixth planetary center is somewhat mysterious, for when DK does list the centers he either leaves this center out or does not clearly identify it. Fortunately, he has identified it in the written text.
Before we examine the planetary correspondence, let us take a look at that to which it must correspond. DK says this:
“There is a downflow of energy from the ajna centre to the heart from the soul, just in so far as the aspirant is in touch with his soul. This leads to … The evocation of the heart centre in the head.” Esoteric Healing, Page 169
“The Ajna Centre (the centre between the eyebrows) works in connection with the three major centres but mainly, at this stage of human development, as the distributor of soul force and of spiritual energy as received from the heart and throat centres.” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, Page 191
An active interplay, once established between the ajna centre and the throat centre, produces a creative life and a manifested expression of the divine idea on the part of the initiate. Esoteric Healing, Page 147
We can take from this then that the ajna center acts as a bridge, or channel, for the energy flow between the three major centers, the heart, the throat and the crown.
Using the Law of Correspondences we can assume that the ajna center for the planet would do something similar.
It is interesting that the ajna center for the planet involves an assortment of entities. DK writes about those representing the lowest level.
“The pioneers of the human family, the scientists, thinkers and artists constitute the pituitary body.” A Treatise on White Magic, Page 277
The pituitary gland is the most material manifestation of the ajna center and corresponds to the advanced thinkers of humanity. These thinkers contemplate and pick up impressions and ideas from the Hierarchy or the soul (heart center), and transmit them to humanity – the planetary throat center.
A step above the thinkers are disciples of the world dedicated to bringing additional light and spiritual power to humanity.
Whereas the thinkers are identified with the material externalization of this center, this group is directly connected to the ajna center of the planet:
The ajna centre of the Lord of the World is just beginning to express itself in a recognisable manner through the New Group of World Servers. This intermediate group—between the Hierarchy and Humanity—is a carrier of the energy which makes the Plan possible (the Plan of which the Hierarchy is the custodian). This Plan implements the Purpose, and later, when the New Group of World Servers is organised and is recognised as a living organism, it will definitely receive energy from Shamballa in a direct reception, via the Hierarchy. Rays and Initiations, Page 368
Here we are told quite plainly that The New Group of World Servers correspond to the ajna center. These are dedicated spiritual teachers and servants who catch a glimpse of the plan as transmitted by the Hierarchy and play a part in implementing it. Therefore, this group and the thinkers pick up impressions from the planetary heart center (the Hierarchy) and transmit it to the throat (humanity).
The correspondence does not end here as there are higher levels of beings who function as transmitters of spiritual energy and intelligence between kingdoms.
The next higher level are called the Nirmanakayas. These are advanced spiritual entities, such as the Buddha, who have achieved at least the sixth initiation and whose consciousness extends beyond the Hierarchy (the heart center) into Shamballa (the head center). Just as advanced humans bring spiritual intelligence from a higher level to humanity, these Nirmanakayas bring down power and intelligence from the head to the heart, or Shamballa to the Hierarchy. Concerning them DK says;
“…the Agents of the Plan are impressed from Shamballa, via the Nirmanakayas; the process is then repeated, and advanced humanity become the recipients, the sensitive recipients, of the Plan as transmitted to them by the impressing Agents, the Masters, working through the New Group of World Servers. This group is the lower correspondence of the Nirmanakayas, the recipients of impression from Shamballa.” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, Pages 121-122
So we are told here that the New Group of World Servers and the Nirmanakayas fit in with the Law of Correspondences and provide the same type of service, but on different levels.
Then there is one more even higher group linked to the function of the ajna center for the planet. DK alludes to them here:
“These Servers (New Group of World Servers) are to humanity what the Buddhas of Activity are to Shamballa, and the group of divine Contemplatives (the Nirmanakayas) are to the Hierarchy. ” Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle, Page 45
Here he places three groups as performing similar functions but on different levels. They are the New Group of World Servers, the Nirmanakayas and the Buddhas of Activity.
These Buddhas are three very advanced entities who counsel the Planetary Logos. Just as the New Group of World Servers and the Nirmanakayas transmit intelligence between kingdoms on this planet, the Buddhas of Activity do the same thing, but between solar systems.
We thus conclude that the ajna center of the planet is composed of four groups: (1) advanced thinkers (2) the New Group of World Servers, (3) the Nirmanakayas and (4) the Buddhas of Activity.
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