Before proceeding further,
however, it might be well to sum up some of the facts anent the spirillae and the atom,
and then we can take up the subject of the causal body and man, the individual. 
It should be
noted that there are but six permanent atoms connected with human evolution, while a
Heavenly Man has but five, and even then only one in the solar system. (The mystery of a
planet and its central life has not yet been revealed. It is connected with another
manifestation of which as yet naught is known.)
It should be
remembered that we are dealing with a physical incarnation of these great Entities and
that Their permanent atoms, with the exception of the physical, are extra-systemic.
body of the Heavenly Men is upon the third subplane of the cosmic mental plane, while that
of the solar Logos and those of the three Persons of the logoic Trinity are upon the first
permanent atoms of men are upon the atomic subplane of each plane, with the one exception
of the mental unit. Those of the animal groups are upon the second subplane; those of the
vegetable groups are upon the third subplane; those of the mineral groups are upon the
fourth subplane. There is, therefore, a close analogy between these focal points of force
of the group - human or otherwise - and a chain, a globe, and a round, and in their due
application comes enlightenment. The sumtotal of the permanent atoms of any particular
kingdom form the streams of force or spirillae in the greater atoms of solar entities or
of lunar entities, while the sumtotal of the permanent atoms of man in the spiritual
kingdom (the three triadal atoms, atma-buddhi-manas) form the spiral streams of force
within certain centers.
permanent atoms become radioactive in due course of evolution, the result within the
center is a marked increase of vibration.
permanent atoms concern solar entities when they are found on or above the higher mental.
They  concern lunar entities on the lower mental, the astral and the physical planes.
- The four lower spirillae are definitely under the influence of the personality Ray.
- The fifth and sixth spirillae are more specifically under the egoic Ray, whatever that
Ray may be.
- The fifth spirilla has a peculiar value inasmuch as it synthesizes the lower four. It is
the third when counting the streams of spiral force from the standpoint of the atomic
pole. It vibrates to five types of force.
- The spirillae are literally ten in number, three major and seven minor. But from the
unity point of view, they are the four and the major three, the remaining lesser three
being counted as one with their major, inasmuch as they are direct reflections.
- The permanent atoms are not heart-shaped as portrayed in certain books. A certain number
of atoms are of that type but they are not the permanent atoms which are more definitely
spheroidal and are slightly flattened at the top, where the correspondence to the polar
depression may be found, and equally flattened at the under surface.
- The arrangement of the spirillae within the permanent atoms varies on each plane and the
ones most frequently described are those of the physical plane. The arrangement of these
tiny force vortices and their internal economy on each plane is one of the secrets of
initiation and may not be revealed. One hint only may be given to guide the student: The
astral permanent atom has its internal streams of force arranged so that the spirals do
approach quite closely the conformation of a heart, though the pointed end is eliminated.
The buddhic permanent atom has its spirillae arranged so as to form approximately a figure
eight with a central stream bisecting the double spiral.
- The closer the approach to reality the simpler will be found the arrangement of the
spirillae. These streams of force show a septenary arrangement in the  lower three
permanent atoms of man, while the higher three contain but three spirillae - the major