Words of Power
for the Second Ray
FOR THE 2ND RAY OF LOVE-WISDOM
Again the first
two stages of Intention and Visualization have been carefully
followed and the four stages of the Projection have been carried
through to their highest point. The vivid light of the second
ray soul (the most vivid in this second ray solar system) dominates
the light of form and radiates out to the triadal light. Then
comes a moment of intense concentration and the peculiar Word
of Power of the second ray is enunciated.
Of this Word,
the dual symbol Sxprulxs takes form in the mind of the disciple
and signifies the assertion: "I see the greatest Light."
This statement has relation to the Central Spiritual Sun and
not to the Heart of the Sun; it involves, if I might so express
it, the most intense effort to see in the light the relation
of the whole, and this is one of the most potent experiences
to which the disciple can be subjected. It is not vision or
even aspiration to see the vision. It is complete sight and
of this the Masonic symbol of the "Eye of God," the
"All-Seeing Eye," is the expression. It involves realization
of the light of the divine countenance; of this the light of
the soul is the dim reflection. The disciple has learnt the
significance of solar and lunar light (soul and form light),
but this is something other. It is the great obliterating light
of reality itself, revealing the fact of the higher Lighted
Way which leads to Nirvana."
P R U L X S
6 + 7 + 9 + 3 +3 + 6 + 1 =  = 9
I would have
you note that out of the 8 sounds that compose the word "SXPRULXS",
six are predominantly along the 1st ray line of will, power,
intelligence and organization and two are on the 2nd ray line.
A fundamental duality is herein We have contained here in numerical
symbolism a clear demarcation between the 1-3-5-7 ray line and
the 2-4-6 ray line.
please also initially note the following duality. The sum of
the two even numbers is "12" as the (X + X), or (6
+ 6) = . Number '12", the sum of the two even numbers
is half the value of the sum of the odd numbers. The sum of
the odd numbers is 24 as (1+7+9+3+3+1)=24) the number of Shamballa.
The Tibetan states:
24 is of deep interest, expressing as it does the double 12
- the greater and the lesser zodiac. Just as the number 6 expresses
space, so the number 24 expresses time, and is the key to the
great cycle of manifestation. It is the clue to all cyclic appearance
or incarnation. Its two figures define the method of evolution;
2 equals the quality of love-wisdom, working under the Law of
Attraction and drawing man from one point of attainment to another;
whilst 4 indicates the technique of conflict and the achieving
of harmony through that conflict; 4 is also the number of the
human hierarchy, and 2 is the number of the spiritual hierarchy.
speaking, until the third initiation, the initiate is "occupied
with the relationship of the 2 and the 4; these, when placed
side by side, connote relation; and when placed the one above
the other, the initiate passes from the 4 into the 2."
say, there is much more to say anent these figures, but the
above will suffice to show the satisfactory nature of esoteric
numerology - not numerology as understood today". SXPRULXS
is therefore a dual symbol in the mind of the initiate connoting
the union of the greater and the lesser zodiacs. The relations
between the greater and the lesser cycles of the zodiac are
key to understanding the constitution of cosmic man from the
point of view of the Central Spiritual Sun.
to be perfectly clear; the cosmic Whole, is seen in the union
of the greater and lesser zodiacs and this is symbolized by
the sum of the two even numbers, that produce the "12",
and the sum of the odd numbers, which produce the "24".
The symbolism of the two six's is also important to note. The
Tibetan writes that in an ancient book on numbers the initiate
is defined as: "the one who has experienced and expressed
666 and found it naught; who has dropped the 6 and become the
66, and thus has found himself upon the Way"
D.K. goes on to say that "he drops the 6 and becomes the
perfected 6 - form, the instrument and expression of spirit."
He also writes: "Number "6", being the number
of the sixth ray, is therefore the number of idealism and of
that driving force which makes mankind move forward upon the
path and in response to the vision and press upward towards
the light. It is in reality devotion to an unseen goal, ever
on ahead, and an unswerving recognition of the objective. The
number 6 is the number of form or of manifestation, which is
the agent or medium through which this realization comes and
by which the consciousness is unfolded."
OF THE 8 SOUNDS
is composed of eight sounds.
The 2nd ray
is a dual ray and correspondingly the number eight is a dual
figure. In reality, "8", is the number of the Hierarchy
and it signifies cooperation with the purpose of the Hierarchy,
the interpreting will of God. The initiate is conscious, immutable
and aware of the two extremes of the divine expression: the
sense of individual identity and the sense of universality.
These are fused
and blended in the One. Of this One the divine Hermaphrodite
is the concrete symbol - the union in one of the pairs of opposites,
negative and positive, male and female. In the state of being
which we call the monadic, no difference is recognized between
these two because it is realized that there is no identity apart
from universality and no appreciation of the universal apart
from the individual realization.
The sum of the
8 sounds produces the sound of the number "9", the
number of Initiation. The sound of the "9" is the
whirlwind, it is the "hissing" and rushing forth of
fohat through space. It embodies the "R" of snarl
of the Canine in nature and contains the infinite powers of
the Feminine in nature.
symbolical occult value I will momentarily consider but let
me first begin with an analysis of the significance of figure
"8" in relation to SXPRULXS. In the system of esoteric
numerology, the universal symbolism of digit "8" is
profound. In the first place, the number 8 inaugurates ever
a new cycle, following after the number 7, which is that of
a relative perfection. It is the number of the Christ-consciousness;
just as 7 is the number of man, and 9 is the number of initiation.
The symbolism of the "8" is also connected in the
initiate's mind with the divine trinity of the Point, Triad
and the Quaternary as (1+3+4=8).
stands for the eight siddhis or psychic powers and are called
the eight perfections. It best symbolizes the "eight potencies
of the Christ", or the eight kinds of activity which will
bring about the needed results; or, again, the eight Means to
Yoga or union of the soul. It is said "eight energies make
a Master". The chief symbol of the "8", is the
eight-sided diamond. It is the number of the Cosmic Christ.
In the Universal System , the "8" is seen as embodying
the cosmic soul Principle and ever stands for the eternal and
spiral motion of cycles - the Alpha and the Omega.
best represents the "eight right ways of living, the Noble
Eightfold Path which is the path of right relations - right
relations to God and to each other. The number "8",
is the basic symbol for the Hierarchy, the eight streams of
living electrical fire which emanate from the static but pulsating
egoic jewel in the Lotus - (the dual blended reality of atma-buddhi)
- and, in fact, of all of the centers for the etheric petals
are really in form like a number of superimposed eights.
there are eight centers if the spleen is counted and all of
them are multiples of eight with the exception of the basic
center which has four petals, one half of eight. The word petal
is purely pictoral and symbolic; its use is intended to aid
the student in his visualization stage. It is important to note
however that a center is formed on the pattern of the "8".
Here is the progression and the process. First, a circle, 0;
then two circles, touching each other and making therefore an
8. Then, as the petals increase in number in the various centers,
it is simply a growth of these double circles, superimposed
at differing angles one upon another until the thousand-petalled
lotus in the head is reached.
Do not forget;
the eight centers are, in the last analysis, twofold or dual
1. They demonstrate
the form building aspect of divinity and through their activity
bring the outer form into manifestation.
2. Then towards
the end of the evolutionary cycle - both in the macrocosm
and the microcosm - they bring into expression the soul force
and life and produce the perfected incarnation of a fully
revealed son of God, with all the powers and knowledge which
The tonal value
of the 8 sounds in the 2nd ray "Word of Power" produces
the expression of the sacred "9", the number of Initiation.
Digit "9" embodies the power and potency of "Space",
since "9", is the value of the Great circle. (3+6+0=9).
Philosophy the Universal Postulate upon which the whole of the
Manifested Universe is based is the All-Presence of the Boundless
Circle. The Circle, curving in upon itself, stands as the chief
symbol of the Absolute Perpetual Motion and Endless Duration
of the Unmanifest Logos.
In the region
of Occult Metaphysics the Great Circle is the sign of the Unknown
and the Unknowable Mover, or the truly Self-Existing One. The
Circle symbolises pure Darkness, because it represents the hidden
Absolute Light of Life itself. As a glyph, the plane of the
Great Circle exemplifies the absolute homogeneous nature of
the Divine Essence and the abstract body of the ever present
abstraction - the cosmic Logos.
In Occult Cosmogony,
Space is, in its abstract presence, the Unmanifest Logos itself,
the Ineffable and One Unknown Cause. The idea of representing
Absolute No-thing in the ideograph of the Great Circle brings
to view the idea of the Universe emerging from and in boundless
Space, the radiations from which are periodically aggregated
into graduated forms from pure to gross Matter.
dogma of Occultism is the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate
Essence. Every new period of Universal Manifestation or World
"Creation", occurs out of the Eternal Esse, the pre-existent
eternal Substance, or Matter, which Substance is the Boundless
Ever-existing Space, best symbolized by the Great Circle. In
the Circle therefore, we see the idea of the eternal immutability
of the One and the changelessness of that Principle.
the archetype of all round figures, contains a triad in its
construction composed of center, space and circum-ference. It
is the inherent triad formed by the construction of the Circle
which gives rise to the idea of the triple hypostasis of the
Unnamable and Unknown Essence, the Threefold Being of the Absolute
Life, the Root of the seven fundamental Cosmic Principles.
In Occult Philosophy,
therefore the body of the Unknown Life , is best symbolized
by digit "9. It is the sacred number of the 3rd ray Logos
of the Pleiades - (origin of the Central Spiritual Sun) and
the celestial center to which all cosmic ray motion is ultimately
referred. Number "9", as earlier stated, is the chief
number of Initiation, or of the major Initiations of Manas,
wherein man becomes a perfect Nine. The "9", indicates
that in all threefold manifestation - (the three major aspects
Monad/soul/personality0 - there is a ninefold unfoldment of
that in the decimal system digit "9", represents the
limit of the digits - the extent of the form life. In its chief
character then, this means it stands for the whole body or form,
the third Principle. The Triple Ternary, or the "9",
is the Divine Glyph of the Immaculate Mother, the third major
aspect of the Creative Logos. The Sacred "9", therefore,
signifies the intelligent working out and material expression
of the Divine Idea of the Plan. Its Cosmic Figure embodies the
capacity to bring objectivity into recognised Divine expression
and is the Universal Symbol of the intra-cosmic flux and flow,
the electrical energy of substance itself, the fusion of Spirit
and Matter. As a Numerical Letter in the Divine Alphabet it
really stands for pure materialism linked with the distribution
of matter and the scattering of the atoms - the basis for the
separative action of atomic matter.
is the Universal Numerical Symbol of synthesis on the physical
plane and embodies the potency to manifest all aspects of the
Great Plan of the Celestial Logos. It is therefore of profound
symbolism that the value of the sound of SXPRULXS is the sacred
"9" -- because this serves to link us directly to
the source of the Central Spiritual Sun, Alcyone, whose origin
is in the central heart of the Logos of the Pleiades. Ponder
on this. In the light and of the central spiritual sun the initiate
polarizes himself, and from that point of universal life, reality
and light he works.
The [AN] value
of SXPRULXS is the "36". The number "36"
stands for the natural divisions of time on the universal plane
of nature, best symbolized by the ecliptic or apparent path
of the sun as it sweeps around the plane of the circle described
by the 360 degrees of the Great Wheel of the Zodiac.
Number 36 ever
brings to mind the idea of the 12 signs and the 3 Crosses -
(3x12=36) and the cyclic operation and transmission of the seven
principal ray energies through the 12 signs of the zodiac, into
our solar system. The numbers "3", and "6",
also signify the three major threads which are in reality six,
if the creative thread is differentiated into its component
parts, form the antahkarana. They embody past and present experience
and are so recognized by the initiate. Let me continue now with
a more detailed analysis of the dual word of power of the second
ray of Love.
now with the idea of the 2nd ray dualism of the "word of
power" held firmly in mind, note, how the opening sequence
of eight sounds begins with the 1st ray sound of the "s",
and immediately proceeds to the 6th ray sound of the "x".
(Will to Desire).
The same two
sounds of the "x" and the "s".close the
series of sounds. Four letters, a separate quaternary of figures
is contained with the two sets of "S's" and "X's".
If we read the word of power forwards or backwards, the identical
two numbers commence the sequence.
are the "1" and the "6" and their dual placement
opening and closing the sequence of letters is important to
note. Their combined value in both cases is number "7".
The six-pointed star symbolizes the "6",forces or
Powers of Nature, all synthesized by the "1", the
seventh or central point.
This is in exact
correspondence to the central position of the star Alcyone in
the Pleiades, and the Pleiades in relationship to the other
six centers. The "central one" surrounded by the six
is an occult law and the expression of the highest cosmic truth.
In the "1" and the "6" we see the cosmic
desire of the Father for the Mother - the esoteric cause of
the marriage of spirit and matter.
forwards or backwards, from above below or below above, the
two outer duads, may be viewed as forming a separate quaternary,
the "x" and the "s", and are like, if I
may so express it, a set of bookends or brackets which contain
an inner quaternary of figures, sounds, mantric values and hidden
This is of significance
to note because the numerical value of the sounds which compose
the inner PRUL produce the famous and magical "22",
the "Mystical number of the Adept".
U L 7 + 9 +3 +3 = 22
The theme of
fundamental duality runs throughout the whole idea of the dual
2nd ray word of Power. This is indicated, once again by the
combination of the "2", and the "2" side
by side. Again, note here how I have divided the Word SXPRULXS
into a dual symbol yet again with an inner quaternary and two
outer duads which in themselves form another quaternary. Correspondingly,
note how the [Reduced Alpha Number] value of the PRUL is "4".
another major and fundamental duality is indicated. In the combination
of the outer "5" of the SXXS, which is its [Reduced
Alpha Number} and the inner [RAN] value of PRUL, the "4",
is produced the necessary "9" of initiation. We see
the symbolism here of the union of buddhi-manas, producing the
divine hermaphrodite and the number "9", the number
of initiation - the numerical value of the 2nd ray word of Power
I have sought
to explain the major occult significances of the 2nd ray word
of Power SXPRULXS . There are, of course, more hidden meanings,
interested students may extrapolate and abstract for themselves,
contained with its magical anagram.
Above all else,
I have endeavored to show that it is essentially dual in nature
and is related to the central spiritual sun and expressions
of monadic groupings based on universal recognitions, and not
to soul consciousness.
in explaining the higher meaning of the external simplicity
of the eightfold sound of SXPRULXS has been great. Each of you
can only arrive at the inner meaning yourself as you contemplate
and reflect always that the clue or key to its right comprehension
lies in the recognition of the existence of the "way of
higher evolution," of the light which is distinctive of
Shamballa, and of the use of the antahkarana, (as it by-passes)
the soul and so carries the human, yet spiritualized consciousness
into the realms of Shamballa.
I have utilized
a second ray presentation of the chief ideas contained within
the eight sounds of the 2nd ray word of power. I have shown
that its numerical and geometrical form lay behind all form
understood the "word of power" with its dual phrases
reveals to us the fundamental and basic 2nd ray building patterns
of the universe. Let me reiterate that SXPRULXS is a revealing
pattern. It is related to the world of meaning and, as an esoteric
symbol, is to be found behind all exoteric forms. It has a unique
reference to the pattern of the initiate-consciousness, both
universal and individual and serves to integrate the two. Its
right comprehension and correct use results in the presentation
of certain great creative patterns connected with the integration
of the "lesser forms into a greater whole".
disciple and the initiate who employs it correctly and with
understanding is indicated the 2nd ray energy direction as a
definite part of the creative work with the rightly oriented
anglo saxon translation of SXPRULXS is the five word phrase
"I see the Greatest Light".
. S E E . T H E . G R E A T E S T . L I G H T
20 letters or sounds of the five words are highly symbolic as
the number "5", as earlier explained, is the sacred
number of the 2nd Ray of cosmic ray of Love and Fire, the source
of the greatest light.
A S I S H T H A
In ancient India,
the 2nd Ray "dual" Rishi was known as Vashishtha,
"most wealthy" (born from Brahma's breathing). Vasishta
is supposed to have been born as the result of Brahma's will
power. He was a great ascetic, labored for the welfare of the
world and a law-book and another on yoga are attributed to him.
He was married to Arundhati, the companion star Alcor which
was said to be the missing Pleiad of Taurus. Arundhati is famous
for being virtuous and for devotion to her husband, and spent
all her time in service to her husband, Vashishtha.
During a traditional
Hindu marriage, the presiding priest usually shows the bride,
a star called Arundhathi in the night sky. Sadhwi Arundhathi
is the wife of the 2nd Ray Rishi Vasishtha. This famous couple
from vedic times, well known for their harmony and devotion
to each other,is revered as a an ideal couple worthy of emulation
by all married couples. In India even presently, immediately
after the wedding, the bride is shown Arundhati (Alcor) and
she worships the star. It is a symbolic acceptance of the ideal
of virtue and devotion by the bride. Vasishta had his hermitage
on the banks of the river Saraswati (3).
of the SEVEN RISHIS, VASISHTHA owned Nandini, the cow of plenty
(offspring of Surabhi). As this cow was able to grant the Rishi
of cosmic Love all his wishes, he became the master of every
vasu (desirable object). The cow is said to have been produced
at the churning of the ocean. H.P.B., relates it with Vach-Viraja,
the daughter of Brahma.
and pale emerald, the two stars of 2nd Ray Rishi Arundhathi
& wife Vasishtha are a naked eye double in the Triad of
handle stars of the Sapta Rishi.
ALCOR or Arundhathi
the companion star and only 11' distant is a 4th magnitude star
and only people with excellent eyesight could distinguish it
as a separate star. Alcor is a rapid spinner (218 kilometers
per second, over 100 times solar). As a result, its atmosphere
is stirred and its composition normal. It is, however, a slight
pulsating variable with a mass around 1.6 times that of the
Sun. Alcor is a fourth magnitude (4.01) white class A (A5) star
with a temperature of 8000 Kelvin and a luminosity 12 times
that of the Sun."
R U N D H A T H I
+ 9 + 3 + 5 + 4 + 8 + 1 + 2 + 8 + 9 = 50 = 5
"Sacred Number of the Ray of Love-Wisdom.
A S I S H T H A
+ 1 + 1 + 9 + 1 + 8 + 2 + 8 + 1 = 35 = 8
"sacred number" of the Christ.
The 2nd ray
rishi is the expression of the Ajna Center in the head center
of the OAWNMBS. Please accurately note how the numerical value
of the words Vasishtha and Ajna both equal "8". Also
carefully note how the word AJNA contains three "1's",
and one "5", thus replicating the [Alpha Number] value
of the name VASISHTHA - the "35".
J N A
+ 1 + 5 + 1 = 8
star, the 2nd or middle star of the Triad of three major Ray
handle stars, the 2nd ray star of Rishi VASISHTHA is the first
known "double star," one that consists of a pair of
stars that orbit each other. Found to be double in 1650, Mizar
and its double are an easy 14 seconds of arc apart (at least
500 astronomical units), the two taking at least a 2nd ray period
of 5,000 years to make their orbit about each other. More remarkably,
each of these two components is AGAIN double.
us that "the brighter of the two contains a very close
pair a mere 7 or 8 thousandths of a second of arc apart that
has an orbital period of 20.5 days; the fainter of them contains
a pair with a period of about half a year. Mizar is thus actually
a quartet of stars, a double-double. It is moving through space
together with its more-distant companion, Alcor. Mizar and Alcor
together therefore probably make a quintuple star, Alcor taking
at least 750,000 years to make a single round trip around its
quadruple companion. All of the stars are similar, all "main
sequence" hydrogen-fusing stars like the Sun, but of white
class A (the brighter both A2, the fainter probably both A5
or A7) with temperatures ranging between around 7500 and 9000
degrees Kelvin and luminosities from 10 to 30 times solar. The
orbit of the brighter double that makes Mizar has been observed
with a sophisticated "interferometer" that makes use
of the interfering properties of light. Analysis shows the component
stars to have masses 2.5 times that of the Sun; the masses of
the fainter pair are estimated at around 1.6 solar. The stars
have odd chemical abundances as a result of slow rotation, which
allows for quiet atmospheres and chemical separation. The brighter
of the pair seen through the telescope is rich in silicon and
strontium, whereas the fainter is a "metallic line star"
that is deficient in aluminum and calcium but high in silicon
and in rare earths like cerium and samarium."