|Ideas can, however, be stillborn and abortive, and thus fail
to arrive at manifestation.
The student is well aware that the three major Centers have
their correspondences in the human etheric body and that each of them is related to its
higher correspondence and can thus be "impressed" or affected and awakened by
the corresponding higher agent. It might be stated that:
- Energy from the planetary center, Shamballa, utilizes the head center, the thousand
petalled lotus, when the man is adequately developed. This center is the agent of the
divine will within the life of the spiritual man, working through the Spiritual Triad. It
is only actively useful when the antahkarana is constructed or in process of construction.
- Energy from the planetary center, the Hierarchy, utilizes the heart center. This center
is the agent of divine love (expressing basically the will-to-good) working through the
soul of the individual aspirant or disciple; this becomes possible when contact with the
soul has been attained in some measure and the aspirant is on the way to become a
- Energy from the third planetary center, Humanity, utilizes the throat center, working
through the integrated personality, and therefore only when a relatively high
degree of evolutionary unfoldment has been attained. The throat center only becomes
creatively and spiritually active when the lower nature has been to some degree
subordinated to idealistic aspiration; this aspiration need not be one that is usually
regarded as spiritual and religious by the orthodox and therefore imprisoned thinker. It
must, however, be one of which the whole integrated man  is the instrument and which
will be of such a large nature that it will call all his creative faculty into expression.
solar system, the heart center is the first usually to be awakened and active; as soon as
there is life in that center and a measure of activity, the other two major centers can
begin to awaken. The correspondence to this can be seen in the fact that the Hierarchy is
the mediating or middle factor between the planetary head and throat centers, between
Shamballa and Humanity. That is why the emphasis is laid upon the heart aspect in all the
There are two centers which are regarded as "receptive and distributing
agents" in an unique manner:
- The Ajna Center (the center between the eyebrows) works in connection with the three
major centers but mainly, at this stage of human development, as the distributor of soul
force and of spiritual energy as received from the heart and throat centers.
- The Solar Plexus Center works in connection with the sacral center and with the center
at the base of the spine, the center of life; it works also with all subsidiary centers
below the diaphragm, gathering and transmuting their energies and transmitting "that
which has been purified" into the higher major center.