|2. The Law of Monadic Return
Here it is
possible to study the Monad from the cyclic and energetic standpoint, and divorce our
minds temporarily from that aspect of manifestation we call the human, or man.
In considering the "Divine Pilgrim" we can study him as demonstrating in the
- Three focal points of energy or force.
- Three fires, each producing a definite effect, and each in turn producing effects upon
In relation to a solar system, these three fires on the cosmic planes are called: 9
- The central
spiritual sun (essential).
- The sun
(subjective), called 'the heart of the sun.'
- The physical
same thought can be carried through the monadic manifestation. The three monadic centers
are distinguished by different types of energy:
- Monadic - dynamic energy - electric impulse - pure fire.
- Egoic - magnetic energy - radiatory impulse - solar fire.
- Personal - individual energy - rotary impulse - fire by friction.
The first produces light, the second heat, and the third moisture or concretion.
By the interplay of the three types of force which constitute the three monadic
aspects, a rhythm is set up which eventuates in the formation of:
- A ring-pass-not, or ovoidal sphere, wherein the pilgrim is confined, and which
contains within itself three major centers of force, corresponding to
pulsation, which is the cause of every evolutionary impulse. 
- The three
major logoic centers when the subjective or force side of existence is contemplated.
- The three
permanent atoms if the purely objective side is in question.
evolutionary impulses may be regarded as three in number for a solar system, or for a
- There is the impulse which drives every atom to self-determination, and is the secret of
the phenomenon called individualization. It is largely the force called Brahma.
- There is the impulse which forces the individual atom towards group determination, and
is the secret of the phenomenon termed "Initiation," or the process of passing
out of the human or self-determined individualized Life into the higher kingdom. It is the
sum total of the force of Vishnu, the second aspect, and produces the higher states of
- There is finally the impulse which forces the planetary groups, the sum total of all
atoms and forms, to a conscious realization of the nature of the all-enclosing group, the
9 1. The Names of the Sun mentioned in the Secret Doctrine are:
- Marttanda. -
S. D., I, 61, 126-129, 483; II, 221.
- Agni. - S.
D., II, 60, 400.
- Surya. - S.
D., I, 127, 643.
- Helios. - S.
D., II, 47.
- Apollo. - S.
D., II, 6,129.
2. The Sun
in the S. D. is used in the three following connotations:
The visible physical Sun. - S. D., I, 628.
The three secondary Suns. - As above.
- The Central Spiritual Sun. - S. D., I, 519, 520, 700, 736;
S. D., II , 120, 249, 251.
Consider the Microcosm, manifesting through the causal body, which contains the three
permanent atoms, the centers of force for the three bodies, the mental, astral and
3. Consider the following three statements. - S. D. I., 574.
System - The Sun is the sixth principle, buddhi, and its vehicle. (The Dragons of Wisdom
taking form on the fourth cosmic ether, our buddhic plane).
As an Entity
- The Sun is the seventh principle of Brahma, or the aspect of active intelligent matter.
- In the Cosmos - The Sun is the kama-rupa, or desire body of Akasha (the second aspect of
Compare 'Son of necessity.' - S. D., I, 74.
as it is called ensues because consciousness or the development of the Ego
(logoic or human) is the goal of evolution, and not the matter aspect. "The
Primordial Ray is only the vehicle of the Divine Ray." - S. D., I, 108.