The Body of the Cosmic Logos, Part 5

The Body of the Cosmic Logos, Part 5
The Solar Hierarchy

DK says this, “we must recognise that as mankind completes one unification after another, the ‘Heavenly Men’ on intuitional levels and on spiritual levels are completed, and in their turn go to the formation of the centres in the great ‘Heavenly Men’ of the solar system. These seven Heavenly Men, in Whose bodies each human Monad and each deva finds his place, form the seven centres in the body of the Logos. He, in His turn, forms the Heart centre (for God is Love) of a still greater Entity.” Initiation Human and Solar, Page 99

Above this planetary system is the sun and its planets. The great life who presides over the entire system is called the Solar Logos, who is much more advanced in spiritual evolution than is our planetary logos. Presiding over each of the planets is a planetary logos, some more advanced than Sanat Kumara, but all disciples of the Solar Logos.

The seven great centers of the solar system are the seven sacred planets, of which the earth is not yet one. Each of these is presided over by an advanced being, a planetary logos with his own centers of endeavor. These seven Logoi are mentioned in the Bible as “the seven Spirits which are before his throne.” Rev 1:4

These seven are the presiding entities over Vulcan (a hidden planet), Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune.

Their dominating rays are as follows: Vulcan – Ray 1, Mercury – Ray 4, Venus – Ray 5, Saturn – Ray 3, Jupiter – Ray 2, Uranus – Ray 7 and Neptune – Ray 6.

The non sacred planets are: Earth – Ray 3, Mars – Ray 6 and Pluto (now classified as a dwarf planet) – Ray 1

The planetary centers will vary in their astrological influence on individuals. The planets linked to various human centers will change as the individual evolves. Here is his tabulation given by DK linking the centers, rays and planets.

AVERAGE MAN – EXOTERIC PLANETS

  1. Head Centre – first ray – Pluto
  2. Ajna Centre – fifth ray – Venus
  3. Throat Centre – third ray – Earth
  4. Heart Centre – second ray – Sun
  5. Solar Plexus Centre – sixth ray – Mars
  6. Sacral Centre – seventh ray – Uranus
  7. Base of Spine – first ray – Pluto

DISCIPLES-INITIATES – ESOTERIC PLANETS

  1. Head Centre – first ray – Vulcan
  2. Ajna Centre – fifth ray – Venus
  3. Throat Centre – third ray – Saturn
  4. Heart Centre – second ray – Jupiter
  5. Solar plexus Centre – sixth ray – Neptune
  6. Sacral Centre – seventh ray – Uranus
  7. Base of Spine – first ray – Pluto

(Esoteric Astrology, Page 517)

The centers listed above tell us of links to humans at two different stages but may not reflect the planet’s position in the body of the Solar Logos, though they do provide some hints.

Then, from a higher perspective of the Logos, he gives different associations, though not a complete list.

For instance, he links Mercury of the Fourth Ray (which was left out of the above tabulation) to the ajna center. (Esoteric Healing, Page 151) Here he describes the mission of this center: “Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods (that is, of the Hierarchy of souls), carries always the message of love and sets up an unbreakable inter-relation between the two great planetary centres, that of the Hierarchy and that of Humanity.” Destiny of the Nations, Page 139

He tells us of another link when Mercury forms a triangle with the Earth and Mars. In this situation it and Mars are linked to the center at the base of the spine. (Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 181)

Representing the crown center is most likely a major first ray source, Vulcan, a hidden planet, though Pluto of lesser influence is on this same ray. Concerning Vulcan he writes: “There is consequently only one planet, Vulcan, which is distinctly and purely first ray energy.” Esoteric Astrology, Page 280

Some Theosophists maintain that Vulcan was visible in ancient times but because of its increased vibration has become largely invisible today, though some have reported sighting when transiting the sun. They maintain that Vulcan is only visible on those rare occasions where it transits, or moves over the direct area occupied by the sun.

Then at times DK associates it directly with the sun, or perhaps a part of the sun. He says:

“The light of Vulcan and the light of the Sun are one light … Vulcan is a substitute for the Sun; it is spoken of sometimes as being veiled by the Sun and at others it stands for the Sun itself. It stands between the man and the Sun … Esoterically – the heart of the Sun.” Esoteric Astrology, Pages 132 & 393

The throat center as taught by DK is consistently dominated by Saturn with the earth playing a supporting role as both planets are on Ray Three – the main ray used by the throat. He plainly says this:

“Saturn corresponds to the throat centre, or to the creative activity of the third aspect.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 182

In his explanation of centers he, not surprisingly, associates the Sun and Jupiter (both on Ray Two) with the heart center for humans. But then, apparently from the view of the Logos, he says this:

“Venus corresponds to the heart centre in the body logoic, and has an inter-relationship therefore with all the other centres in the solar system wherein the heart aspect is the one of greater prominence.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 182

This was a surprise since Venus is on Ray Five and associated with the ajna center in relation to humanity. In addition, the odd rays of 1-3-5-7 are usually seen as in opposition to rays 2-4-6, similar to male contrasted to female. But he says that the Logos of Venus is on the Sixth Ray (Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 595) so this adds to the strength of the 2-4-6 line.

In addition, he says this:

“Venus stands for the emergence of the love principle through the directing power of the mind.” Esoteric Astrology, Pages 126-127

He also speaks of a related triangle of “the Sun (second ray), Jupiter (second ray) and Venus (fifth ray).” Esoteric Astrology, Page 301

DK tells us that Venus is far ahead of us in spiritual evolution and is in its fifth round while we are in the fourth. This would mean that its inhabitants live in an etheric sphere invisible to us. Since the Sun itself is on Ray Two, representing heart energy, then it makes sense that an advanced planet such as Venus would harmonize with its Source.

The only other sacred planet that we can be fairly sure of its location is Neptune. Not only does he associate it with the Solar Plexus in the list of esoteric planets recently noted, but also does this in Esoteric Healing, Page 151. In addition, Neptune is on Ray six and this is a prime ray influence of that center. A secondary influence for this center would be Mars, also on Ray Six, similar to how Earth is a secondary influence with Saturn for the throat center.

This leaves us with Uranus and Jupiter and the base and sacral center. This makes it difficult to decide, as both of these centers work with Ray Seven to which Uranus belongs. Ray Seven, though, is closely linked to the magic of physical creation, so I think we have to go with the sacral center which creates physical form.

This leaves the Base of the Spine, the foundation center for Jupiter. Jupiter is strongly linked to the Sun and Solar Logos, the source of life making a good fit to place Jupiter as being this center.

That said, we can make the following list for the centers in the solar logoic body:

Vulcan – Crown
Mercury – Ajna
Venus – Heart
Jupiter – Base of Spine
Saturn/Earth – Throat
Uranus – Sacral
Neptune/Mars – Solar Plexus

Lower Quaternary and the Spiritual Triad

Another interesting correspondence to consider is that of the lower quaternary and spiritual triad. These not only exist in relation to human beings but also in the Logoic body.

DK tells us that the lower quaternary in the human is:

“The fourfold lower self, or man, in the three worlds. There are various divisions of this, but perhaps for our purpose the best is to enumerate the four as follows:

  1. Lower mind.
  2. Emotional or kamic body.
  3. Prana, or the Life Principle.
  4. The etheric body, or the highest division of the twofold physical body.” Initiation Human and Solar, Page 224

On the other hand, the spiritual triad is the higher part of ourselves existing on the higher planes of atma-buddhi-manas, with the manas being the higher apart of the mental plane.

The goal of the disciple is to build a bridge, called the antahkarana, which links the higher with the lower.

So we have seven sacred planets corresponding to the 4+3. Which planets, then, are linked to the lower quaternary and spiritual triad?

DK clearly tells us this about the lower quaternary:

“The Lord of Venus holds place in the logoic quaternary, as does the Lord of Earth.

“[Note* The four schemes which form the logoic Quaternary ] will merge into their synthesising scheme, that of Saturn, while Venus and Mercury will merge into Uranus and Neptune.]” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, Page 300

Since the earth is not a sacred planet, it most likely would represent the lower quaternary in connection with Saturn, which is also on Ray Three and a sacred planet. We are also told in the above quote that the Earth Scheme will eventually merge with Saturn. Since Venus is a sacred planet, it could comprise the whole of its position.

He names one more planet involved in the quaternary which is Mercury. This harmonizes with this statement where he links Earth, Venus and Mercury to three of the legs of the quaternary:

(1) The Earth – planetary vital body.
(2) Venus – planetary astral vehicle, or Kama-manas.
(3) Mercury – planetary mind.” Esoteric Astrology, Page 362

Typical of him as a teacher he leaves out a crucial part, perhaps expecting students to solve it themselves. The missing link is the planet that represents prana, or the life principle.

My best guess is this would be represented by Neptune linked to Mars. They are both on the sixth ray, which is closely linked to the lower quaternary.

DK does not name the planets representing the Spiritual Triad, but if we are correct so far, the sacred planets not in the Lower Quaternary would be in the Spiritual Triad. These planets are Vulcan (linked with Pluto), Jupiter and Uranus.

It is interesting that the most advanced Logoi can be in the Lower Quaternary instead of the Spiritual Triad, as Venus, representing the astral part of the Quaternary, has a very advanced Logos.

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