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Path 1 - Base/Draco
The Path of Earth Service

Path 2 - Sacral/Antares
Path of Magnetic Work

Path 3 - Solar Plexus/Orion
Training for Planetary Logoi

Path 4 - Ajna/Sirius
The Path to Sirius

Path 5 - Heart/Sol
The Ray Path

Path 6 - Throat/Pleiades
Training for Solar Logoi

Path 7 - Head/Great Bear
Path of Absolute Sonship


on Laya Centers

On the trail of D.K.'s hints and clues ...

The Tibetan has informed us that he did leave a trail of hints and clues which would suffice to aid us in our attempt to "self-ascertain" the mathematical rates of vibration of the seven etheric centers through which the Seven Rays express themselves.

My motivation in compiling and writing this paper is to pick up the thread of his trail and shed light upon the said path of hints and clues.

Firstly, I intend to let the Tibetan's explicit words speak for themselves in the "clear cases" wherein he has given definite ray and center assignment, Path correlation and rate of vibration.

Secondly, I will attempt to render additional commentary, interpretation and insight concerning the inner meaning of certain of his hints, veils, blinds and clues.

Ever recollect that primary cosmic [Laya] etheric centers, regardless of the various terms D.K. may refer to them by (i.e., solar systems, constellations, Suns, or "solar bodies") the seven cosmic Paths lead to one or other of them and ultimately to the Central Spiritual Sun itself.  D.K. states:

Each of these Paths eventually leads to one or other of the six constellations which (with ours) form the seven centers in the body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. [TCF 1242]

In the case of the Sun Sirius, the interchangability of terms is strikingly obvious, but it is in other cases as well, i.e., especially in reference to our solar systemic/constellation center. By the same token, but inversely, DK refers to the superior constellations of the Great Bear, Sirius and the Pleiades as "solar bodies".

To illustrate this point, here is an example of DK referring to Sirius as a constellation - not just a "single" cosmic Sun:

The cosmic mental plane, and therefore with the constellation Sirius. [TCF 904]

and, taken in context:

"... from a great force center which we generalize by calling it by the name of the sun Sirius. [TCF 624]

Keep in mind -- these seven primary [Laya] centers of the OAWNMBS, from whence the Paths emanate, are the cosmic prototypes of the solar, planetary and human centers.

Never forget however, the ultimate source and destination of the Seven Paths is the Central Spiritual Sun Although definitely related to the seven Rays, as are all septenates, the seven streams of energy which form the Paths are more directly and specifically related to the "substance" of the seven planes.

It is the mathematical rates of vibration, the seven types of sprial-cyclic energy pouring through the [Laya] centers that specifically throws the substance of the seven planes into their respective "vibratory" states. Reflect on the relations between the substance of the centers and and the substance of the seven planes.

Let us, for the sake of total lucidity, enumerate the seven primary [Laya] centers - cosmic, systemic, planetary and human:

1. Head
2. Ajna
4. Heart
5. Solar Plexus
6. Sacral
7. Base of spine

What specific information and/or hints and clues has the Tibetan given us concerning the astronomical sources of the etheric centers, the spiral-cyclic values of the rays and their specific mathematical rates of vibration?

It might surprise you to learn that the sources of the prototypical or universal etheric centers, ray correlations and center assignments of our OAWNMBS have been explicitly and fully given in several cases and through hints and blinds in all other cases.

Let me demonstrate this assertion:
Path VII: The Path of Absolute Sonship
Source:  the Great Bear
Just as one of the seven Paths produced ultimately relationship to the Pleiades, so this Path relates our solar system to the constellation of the Great Bear. [R&I 422]

Center: Head

The seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear are the correspondences to the seven head centers in the body of that Being, greater than our Logos. [TCF 183]

Monadic Ray:  I

"The energies coming from the Great Bear are related to the will or purpose of the solar Logos and are to this great Being what the monad is to man. This is a deep mystery and one which even the highest initiate cannot yet grasp. Its sevenfold unified energies pass through Shamballa."  Ray I. [EA416]
rate of vibration:   1, 10, 100, 1,000, 10,000, 100,000, 1,000,000 years.
The first ray, for instance, governs all cycles such as those of one million years, one hundred thousand years, one thousand years, one hundred years and one year.  [EPI 265]


Path I: The Path of Earth Service

Source - Constellation of the Dragon, via Libra. [TCF 1247]

A hint lies in the fact that the constellation of the Dragon has the same relation to the ONE greater than our Logos as the center at the base of the spine has to a human being. It concerns stimulation, and vitalization with a consequent coordination of the manifesting fires. [EA 46]

Monadic Ray:  VII

rate of vibration: 7, 70, 700, 7,000, 70,000, 700,000, 7,000,000.

The seventh ray controls such similar cycles as seven thousand years, and seven million years. [EPI 265]


The reader is asked to please kindly note that in the case of the first and seventh Paths we have already been clearly given the detailed specifications for the cosmic center assignments, rates of mathematical vibration of the first and seventh rays along with the correct astronomical sources in space!


Path II.  The Path of Magnetic Work

Source:  Antares
This center is of course one of the seven constellations. As it is the most potent constellation as far as our system is concerned owing to the fact that this system predominantly expresses love or attractive energy and our Logos is as yet polarized in His cosmic astral body, it is not permitted to hint at the name of the constellation. [TCF 1250]
To these would be added other streams of energy which definitely play upon and affect our planetary life, such as those coming from that great star, Betelgeuse, or from Antares and other stupendous suns and solar systems which are related to the constellations of the zodiac and whose force reaches us through these constellations and not directly. [EA 15]

Note: In all cases, the Seven Ray energies reach our solar system via the constellations of the zodiac. I would remind students that Betelgeuse is the source of the 3rd Path and related, as D.K. has clearly stated -  to the solar plexus center.

Super giant red star, Antares, mentioned in the same sentence, is therefore, in my view - a hint and clue as to the source of the great cosmic 6th Ray, moreover, also a destination of one of the cosmic Paths; as stated - in my view - Path II. How symbolical is it that Antares is mentioned on page 15 of EA - the page number? Number"15" is afterall, the sacred Number of the 6th Ray. Is this yet another clue?

Center: Sacral

In considering this Path students must bear in mind that they are dealing with that Path which of all the seven expresses most fully the effects of the Law of Attraction. It will be remembered by those who have carefully read this Treatise that this law is the expression of the spiritual will which produces the manifestation of the Son (Sun). Magnetism - physical, attractive and dynamic - is the expression of the law in the three worlds as far as the human unit is concerned.

It will be apparent, therefore, that the adept who passes upon this Path is dealing with that reality which is the basis of all coherency in nature, and with that essence which through the force of its own innate quality produces the attractive energy which brings together the pairs of opposites; it is the force which is responsible for the interplay of electrical phenomena of every kind. Those who do the work of wielding forces or electrical magnetism for the use of the Great Ones on all planes pass to this Path. They wield the elemental formative energy, manipulating matter of every density and vibration.

Great waves of ideas and surging currents of public opinion on astral levels as well as on the higher levels where work the Great Ones, are manipulated by them.Three types of magnetic work have been mastered by the adept who treads this second Path. He has mastered (in the three worlds) the magical work of form construction through the manipulation of magnetic energy and the utilization of fohatic attractive energy in order to "bind the builders."

Nothing is mentioned in my earlier presentation of the seven Paths in Initiation, Human and Solar of a conditioning constellation. In A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, I mention that energy enters our system from an unknown source, via Gemini. In this latest contribution on the subject I mention that Libra, the Balances, is involved. Thus there are found on this Path of [425] Magnetic Work two blended influences, those of Gemini and Libra. You have, therefore:

The dual energy of Gemini is brought to a point of balance by means of the influence of Libra, and this balanced and dual energy is released then into our solar system. This entering stream of balanced energies forms the second Path. I have given you much information in the above statement. I shall not enlarge upon it, but if you have spiritual imagination and speculative ability you can comprehend much.

Monadic Ray:  VI

rate of vibration:  15, 150, 1,500, 15,000, 150,000, 15,000,000

Path III  The Path of Training for Planetary Logoi

Source:  Betelgeuse

Betelgeuse, via the sign Sagittarius. [TCF 1257]

Center: Solar Plexus

As they work with the psyche or the soul of manifestation and are primarily concerned with the subjective side of life they are connected with that center in the Body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID which is the source of conscious sensation. Therefore, they are vitalized from the solar plexus of that great Existence Whose all-embracing vitality holds our Logos, along with other solar Logoi, within the sphere of His consciousness.

As is well known, the solar plexus is the center which synthesizes the reactions and the essential virtues of the lower three centers. This point must be borne in mind when studying this cosmic path.

Monadic Ray: V

rate of vibration: 35, 350, 3,500, 35,000, 350,000, 350,000,000.

Path IV  The Path to Sirius

Source:  Sirius

Sirius via the Sun which veils a zodiacal sign. [TCF 1260]

The energy of Path IV reaches us from Sirius via the Sun. This must be understood as a blind behind which one of the signs of the zodiac veils itself.

The hierarchies concerned with this specific type of [TCF 1260] cosmic force hide themselves under the numbers fourteen and seventeen. This will serve as a complete blind to the average reader, but will carry to the pledged chela the hint needed to produce illumination.

Answer: Leo & the 1st or Vulcan ruled Hierarchy - the Divine Flames - on the Logoic plane of the solar system.

note: The hierarchical numbers of Leo are 6. 1. 7. [See chart of hierarchies in EA 35] In total their sum equals 14.   [6+1+7 = 14]. The number 17 denotes the position of the Leo ruled Hierarchy on the first plane counting from top to bottom, but the 7th plane counting from bottom to top.

Center: Ajna

Monadic Ray:  II

The energies coming from the sun, Sirius, are related to the love-wisdom aspect or to the attractive power of the solar Logos, to the soul of that Great Being. This cosmic soul energy is related to the Hierarchy. You have been told that the great White Lodge on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy. Ray II [EA 416]

Sirius - working in a sevenfold manner through the seven rays and their seven groups as these constitute the active Hierarchy". [EA 200]

Rate of vibration: 5, 50, 500, 5,000, 50,000, 500,000, 5,000,000

The cycles of the second ray [racial ray cycle] are dynamic and recur in a regular rhythm in sequences of five hundred years. [EPI 349]

Remember, as regards the values for the seven types of sprial-cyclic ray energy, the prefixes, or sacred root values do not change; only, the numbers of zeros added to denote the length and type of cycle,, i.e., cosmic, solar, planetary, racial, etc.

Thus, digit "5" is the sacred number of the second cosmic Ray of Love-Wisdom.

[RAN] value of Sirius = [5]

S    I    R    I    U    S

1 + 9 + 9 + 9 + 3 +  1 = [32] = 5

Path V.  The Ray Path

Source:  our Sun

This correlation may surprise some students and not be readily understandable. In the first place, our solar system/constellation is the expression of the cosmic Heart center of the OAWNMBS, so Sol, as a constellation, our Sun, is therefore definitely the source of one of the seven cosmic Paths! The reference quote I include below makes this clear:

The inflow of extra-solar energy is what produces the seven cosmic Paths. There is no such grouping as the seven solar Paths. In most cases, the Paths lead away from our solar system altogether. [R&I 423]

The wording of D.K states "in most cases" not in "all" cases that the paths lead away from out system altogether".

Question: In which case does it not? The answer logically lies in the case of the cosmic Path which is directly related to the Heart center of which our solar Logos is the embodiment.

The source of energy to which they respond may be regarded as the Pole Star. It should nevertheless be pointed out that this star serves only as a blind for a constellation which lies behind a constellation which exists only in etheric matter. It is consequently ignored by astronomers, though its influence is exceedingly potent within our system. [TCF 1262]

Initially, at face value this is an extremely difficult reference - [should I say impossible]  to decipher, but not so in reality. Examine the reference: D.K.says the source of the energy of the 5th Path is from "a constellation which lies behind, - a constellation which exists only in etheric matter" and "its influence is exceedingly potent within our system". Well, what do you make of this reference?

Our solar system is what is called a system of the fourth order; that is, it has its location on the fourth cosmic etheric plane, counting, as always, from above downwards. [TCF 119]

In other words, the active manifestation of the Heart center of the OAWNMBS is on the 4th Plane, the cosmic etheric or buddhic plane, and vitalizes the outer physical manifestation of our systemic constellation. Well, then, of course, it has an extremely potent influence within our physical systemic constellation! (Interesting, notice in the above quote how DK reminds us about counting from above downwards, in an example on the fourth -- which will be the 4th counting up, mystically, or from top down, as well. Why would he use this instance, in which there can be no confusion of what is the 4th plane, in a system of 7?)

And, as for the symbolism of the "5", in reference to the 5th Path and the Heart center, I would remind students of the following taken from "The Chalice".

The Spark becomes the Flame, the Flame becomes the Fire, and forms part of the great Cosmic blaze that holds the secret of the Five hidden within the heart. [R&I 769]

The symbol of this path is five balls of fire (blue fire) confined within a sphere. This sphere is formed by a serpent biting its tail, and the entire body of the serpent is closely covered with written Sensa characters; these characters embody the mantram, whereby the adept insulates himself from the magnetic flow of all currents save that for which he is responsible. [TCF 1264]

Center: Heart 

"The solar system is (from the higher cosmic planes) seen as a vast blue lotus and so on down the scale; even the tiny atom of substance can be so considered... The solar system is a twelve-petalled lotus, each petal being formed of forty-nine lesser petals. [TCF 1018]

our sun is the embodiment of the heart, or love aspect, of the Logos (Who is Himself the heart of ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) [TCF 156]

The center in the cosmic body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID of which our solar Logos is the embodied force is the heart center. Here we have one of the clues to the mystery of electricity.

The sacred planets, with certain allied etheric spheres within the ring-pass-not, are parts of that heart center, and are 'petals in the Lotus,' or in the heart center of that great unknown Existence Who stands to the solar Logos as He in His turn stands to the Heavenly [512] Men Who are His centers, and specially as He stands to the particular Heavenly Man Who is the embodied force of the logoic Heart center.

Therefore, it will be apparent to the careful student that the entire force and energy of the system and its life quality will be that which we call (having perforce to use handicapping, misleading words) LOVE. This will account for the fact that the force that plays through that cosmic heart center will be the paramount force found in the manifestation of a solar Logos, and of a Heavenly Man; it will likewise produce its microcosmic analogy, and reflective reactions; hence the relative importance of the astral permanent atom within the causal periphery. It is in the direct line of active force emanating from the cosmic existence, and passing to it in ever lessening degree, via the solar Logos in His system of love, and the planetary Logos within a scheme, the Dragon of Wisdom-Love. [TCF 512]

They are, therefore, one and all an expression of His love nature, and it is for this reason that buddhi is found at the heart of the tiniest atom, or what we call in this [1226] system, electric fire. For the positive central life of every form is but an expression of cosmic buddhi, and the downpouring of a love which has its source in the Heart of the Solar Logos; this is itself an emanating principle from the ONE ABOVE OUR LOGOS, HE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. [TCF 1226]

Monadic Ray:  IV.

rate of vibration:  25, 250, 2,500, 25,000, 250,000, 250,000,000

note:  The great sweep of the sun around the greater zodiac (a period of 250,000 years, or a complete round) came to an end when the sun entered Pisces over two thousand years ago.

Path VI .  The Path of Training for Solar Logoi

Source: Pleiades

"Gradually and by dint of hard effort, certain Masters have qualified themselves, or are qualifying themselves, to take the place of the original members of this group thus permitting of Their return to a cosmic center around which our system, and the greater system of Sirius, revolves." [TCF 1265]

"The Rod of the cosmic Logos associated with our solar Logos is secreted in that central spot in the heavens around which our solar system revolves, and which is termed "the central spiritual sun." [IHS]

"The sun (i.e. the solar system) has Alcyone in the Pleiades for the center of its orbit." (S.D. Vol. I, 545; 670]

Center: Throat

The Pleiades are to the solar system, the source of electrical energy, and just as our sun is the embodiment of the heart, or love aspect, of the Logos (Who is Himself the heart of ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) so the Pleiades are the feminine opposite of Brahma. Think this out, for much is contained in this statement. [TCF 156]

You need here to bear in mind in this connection that the Pleiades - though they are regarded as embodying the matter aspect in manifestation - are in reality and literally the expression of that Principle of Life which we call vitality, prana in its various stages or degrees, ether or substance. [EA 505]

Monadic Ray:  III
The energies coming from the Pleiades, an aggregation of seven energies, are connected with the active intelligent aspect of logoic expression, and influence the form side of all manifestation. They focus primarily through Humanity. Ray III [EA 416]

rate of vibration: 9, 90, 900, 9,000, 90,000, 900,000, 9,000,000




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