The Cosmic Logos
Man becomes one with the Logos through the instrumentality of One About Whom Naught May Be Said. (IHS 19)
The Life which expresses Itself through seven solar systems. The One About Whom Naught May Be Said.
In parentheses, it is well to note that this Existence is termed "the One About Whom Naught May Be Said", not because of secrecy or mystery, but because all formulation of ideas about His life and purpose are impossible until one has completed the term of evolution in our solar system. Note, I say, our solar system, not just our planetary existence. Speculation about the Existence who, through His life, informs seven solar systems is wasted energy. On our planet, only such great lives as the Buddha, the Kumaras and the planetary Logos, are beginning to sense the dynamic impulse of the greater Whole, and even they are only sensitive to it but are, as yet, utterly unable to conceive of its trend, for it lies beyond mind and love and will. It brings into play factors [Page 275] for which we have no terms and tendencies which are as yet not even remotely visioned on our planet." (TWM 274-275)
"At the seventh Initiation his vision penetrates beyond the solar ring-pass-not, and he sees that which he has long realised as a basic theoretical fact, that our solar Logos is involved in the plans and purposes of a still greater Existence, and that the solar system is but one of many centres of force through which a cosmic Entity vastly greater than [Page 124] our own solar Logos is expressing Himself. In these visions one great purpose underlies them all,-the revelation of essential unity and the unveiling of those inner relationships, which, when known, will tend ever more fully to swing the initiate into the line of self-abnegating service, and which will make of him one who works towards synthesis, towards harmony, and towards a basic unity." (IHS 123-124)
The seven stars of the Great Bear or Ursa Major are involved in an intricate relation with Ursa Minor and the Pleiades. With this we shall not deal. This major [Page 608] triplicity of constellations has a peculiar relation to that Great Being to Whom I have at times referred as the One About Whom Naught Can Be Said. All that can be hinted at is that these three galaxies of stars are the three aspects of that Indescribable, Absolute Monad, the Ineffable Cause of the seven solar systems-of which ours is one." (EA 607-608)
This triplicity of ideas requires careful study. [EPI34]
It might be expressed thus:
o The One Life. Unity.
o o o The Major three Rays (Making seven). [3+4]
o o o o The Minor four Rays (Making seven). [3+4]
o The Unity of Appearance.
"Life is not what anyone has hitherto surmised. Energy (in contradistinction to force, and using the word to express the emanating centre which differentiates into forces) is not what idle speculation has portrayed it to be. Life is the synthesis of all activity-an activity which is a blend of many energies, for life is the sum total of the energies of the seven solar systems, of which our solar system is but one. These, in their totality, are the expression of the activity of that Being Who is designated in our hierarchical archives as the "One About Whom Naught May Be Said." This seven-fold cosmic energy, the fused and blended energies of seven solar systems, including ours, sweeps automatically through each of the seven, carrying the qualities of
1. Impulse towards activity.
2. Active impulse towards organisation.
3. Active organised impulse towards a definite purpose.
I have worded these impulses as above in order to show the emergent tendency through their mutual interplay. This triple energetic impulse, borne on the impetus of the seven great [Page 151] breaths or rays, started the world process of Becoming, and manifested as the urge towards evolution,-towards an evolution which is active, organised, and which works undeviatingly and unerringly towards a specific goal. This goal is known in its fullest measure only to that incomprehensible Existence Who works through seven solar systems (in their turn the expression of seven great Lives) just as our solar Deity works through the seven planetary Logoi." (EP I 150-151)
2. A Triangle in the Body of HIM OF WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID The Cosmos. Our solar system, with the Pleiades and one of the stars of the Great Bear, form a cosmic triangle, or an aggregation of three centres in the Body of HIM OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. The seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear are the correspondences to the seven head centres in the body of that Being, greater than our logos. Again, two other systems, when allied with the solar system and the Pleiades, make a lower quaternary which are eventually synthesised into the seven head centres in much the same way as in the human being after the fourth initiation.[Page 183]
1. The base of the spine.
2. The solar plexus.
3. The heart.
4. The throat.
The sevenfold head centre in its turn finds ultimate expression in the gorgeous twofold centre above the top of the head and surrounding it. Equally so, beyond the above named constellations is still another cosmic centre. The name of this centre is one of the secrets of the final initiation, the seventh. These are the only correspondences that may as yet be imparted. What lies beyond the solar ring-pass-not may be of intellectual interest,78 but, for the purposes of microcosmic evolution it is a matter of no vast import." (TCF 182-183)
"This theme necessarily has great interest for all aspirants and would-be disciples, but I am not at first going to deal with the subject from the angle of humanity and its effort to establish contact with the Ashram. I desire first of all to speak of the Ashram as a whole, constituted of many Ashrams and creating an "invoking area" of relationship for the supreme Head of the Ashram, Sanat Kumara, the Lord of the World. I seek to enter into no discussion of this leading Life of our entire planet. HE is to a still greater Being, the One referred to elsewhere as "the One About Whom Naught May Be Said," what the vehicle of a Master in physical incarnation is to Him, and on a less accurate basis, what your personality is to you; it is an expression of the soul or of the Monad when a disciple has attained initiate-consciousness. [Page 367] All the qualities, the love and the purpose of a supreme Entity, referred to in The New Testament as the "Unknown God," are focussed in Sanat Kumara." (R&I 366-367)
All that can be hinted at is that at the eighth initiation the duality of the triple AUM is brought out, and at the ninth the one sound of the Absolute stands revealed, and its significance is heard and seen. This brings into the consciousness of the initiate somewhat of the energy and power of the"One About Whom Naught May Be Said" or the Logos of our Solar Logos. The unit of consciousness is then perfect, as the Logos is perfect, and passes on to work paralleling that of the Solar Logos. Such is the great program and the opportunity reaching out before the sons of man, aye, and before every atom everywhere." (IHS 162)
The Law of Synthesis has a direct connection with One Who is still higher than our Logos, and is the law of control exercised by Him upon the Logos of our system.
This is a spiritual relationship that tends to abstraction or to that synthesis of the spiritual elements that will result in their conscious return (the whole point lying in that word "conscious") to their cosmic point of synthesis, or of unification with their source. Their source is the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, as we have earlier seen." (TCF 148)
The seven stars in the constellation of the Great Bear are the correspondences to the seven head centres in the body of that Being, greater than our Logos. Again, two other systems, when allied with the solar system and the Pleiades, make a lower quaternary which are eventually synthesised into the seven head centres in much the same way as in the human being after the fourth initiation." (TCF 1822
" The originating source of the manasic principle in a planetary scheme is that lesser cosmic Entity Whom we call a planetary Logos. He works through His seven chains as does the Logos through His seven planetary centres. It is interesting here to note that when the solar Logos is being manasically impelled to work out some purpose of His greater Source (THE ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID) He may cause a vivification in one or other of His centres according to the purpose in view. This occurred in the forming of the triangle of which Earth and Venus are two points, and (affecting [Page 394] the Heavenly Men of these two schemes ) stimulated Them to take initiation, and led the planetary Logos of our scheme to form a lesser triangle within His sphere of activity, which triangle eventuated in His taking a lesser initiation, and in the manasic impregnation of animal man. Thus were swept into objective activity that group of monads who go to the composition of a particular centre." (TCF 393-394)
An ensouling life, which-as far as we are concerned, emanates from the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, Who ensouls the seven solar systems, down through the Lord of a solar system, through the cosmic Entities we call the Heavenly Men, and the solar Entities ensouling groups and through that peculiar central manifestation we call a human being to the little cell within the body of that human being, and the atom which is the basic material whereof all forms in all the kingdoms of nature are made." (TCF 408-409)
Certain very remote vibrations, as yet no more appreciable in the logoic Body than is monadic influence in that of average man, from the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, that cosmic [Page 554] Existence Who is expressing Himself through seven centres of force, of which our solar system is one." (TCF 553-554)
Finally, the energy of the greater life (in which our solar system but forms a part) has to be reckoned with, and the impulses emanating from the cosmic Logos, the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID reach the monadic lives and produce stimulation or retardation according to the nature of the cosmic ideation. These are necessarily entirely outside the ken of average man and are only touched upon as no tabulation would be complete without them." (TCF 1052)
"As the system, or the body of the Logos, is carried forward through the energy in all its parts, so is each infinitesimal part speeded on to its similar individual glorification. The many which form the All, and the units which constitute the One, cannot be differentiated as the consummation is achieved. They are merged, and lost in the general "beatific light," as it is sometimes called. We can then extend the concept somewhat further, and realise the cosmic interplay which is likewise being carried forward. We can picture the cosmic stimulation and intensification which proceeds as constellations form the units in the Whole instead of planets or human atoms. Whole suns with their allied systems in their immensity play the part of atoms. Thus some idea may be gained of the unified purpose underlying the turning of the great Wheel of the cosmic Heaven, and the working through of the life purposes of those stupendous Existences Who [Page 1118] hold a position in the cosmic Hierarchy similar to that of the "ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID." (TCF 1117-1118)
"In making this statement, it is necessary to bear in mind that the dense physical sheath is never considered a principle. It is ever deemed occultly evil. The matter might be more simply expressed by stating that the black adept is frankly concerned with what is termed "the residue of that which earlier was." He responds to the vibration of the solar system of an earlier greater cycle in which the knowledge, or the manasic principle, was the goal of achievement. He does not respond to the impulse of this solar system, but this lack of response is hid in the karma of the earlier manifestation. As we know, the Sons of Mind or the incarnating jivas are the returning nirvanis of a previous logoic incarnation. (This is actually a mysterious statement. It does not seem to refer to the Solar Angels, but to human units-such as, for instance, the "failures of the first solar system". They have achieved mind, and need love. Some few, through a mysterious cycle of events inexplainable to man in this solar system, repudiated opportunity and linked themselves with that great deva existence which is the impulse [Page 1126] of the dense physical, and they cannot loose themselves. Their destination, as well as his, is hidden in the plans of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, and in this solar system there is no hope for them. Fortunately, they are little likely to make themselves known to average man; it is the Adepts of the Good Law Who meet them the most often." (TCF 1125-1126)
The Obscuration of the Three Synthesizing Planets in Relation to the OAWNMBS:" The Saturn scheme is esoterically regarded as having absorbed the "frictional fires of systemic space"; Neptune is looked upon as the repository of the "solar flames," and Uranus as the home of "fire electric." When, through extra-systemic activity based upon three causes:
1. Logoic alignment,
2. The taking of a logoic Initiation,
3. The action of the "ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID,"
these three schemes are simultaneously stimulated and the fires pass from one to another in a triangular manner, they then too pass into obscuration. Naught is left save the blazing etheric suns and these-through very intensity of burning-dissipate with great rapidity." (TCF 1154)
Mysteries Hidden within the OAWNMBS: "A solar Logos uses for His energy centres the planetary schemes, each of which embodies a peculiar type of energy, and each of which, therefore, vibrates to the key of the logoic solar Angel, of which the human solar Angel is a dim reflection. It is interesting here to note that as the human solar Angel is a unity, manifesting through three tiers of petals, the logoic correspondence is even more interesting, for that great cosmic Entity demonstrates on the cosmic mental plane as a triple flame working through seven tiers of petals, and it is the energy from these seven circles of energy which pulsates through the medium of any scheme. All this is hidden in the mystery of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID, and it is not possible for men to solve it,-the truth being obscure to even the highest Dhyan Chohan of our system.
"These seven Paths, when trodden, prepare a man to pass certain cosmic initiations, including those upon the Sun Sirius. One hint may here be given. Each of these Paths eventually leads to one or other of the six constellations which (with ours) form the seven centres in the body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID. Those adepts therefore who stay for a prescribed length of time upon our planet are a correspondence to those greater initiates who remain for many kalpas within the solar system, taking certain mysterious initiations concerned entirely with solar evolution. Their work is concerned with the system as a centre in the body of that Existence Who vitalises the Logos of our own system." (TCF 1242)
The relation of the constellations to the solar system, which is the basis of astrologicalresearch, will be considered later. I seek to point out here only the dual fact that the seven rays are themselves
1. Expressions of energies emanating from the seven solar systems, which are, in their turn, animated by the Life of the "One About Whom Naught May Be Said."
2. Influenced by, and therefore under the astrological control of, the twelve constellations whose energies are contacted by our solar system during the course of the journey of our sun through the greater Zodiac, during the vast period of approximately 25,000 years, and in a lesser degree during the course of the twelve months of the year, wherein the lesser path of the Zodiac is trodden.
It refers to that great round of the zodiac (a period of approximately 25,000 years) in which the sun passes through all the twelve signs of the zodiac. [EXH269]
"The energies which astrologically affect a human being are those which play upon him as a result of the apparent progress of the sun through the heavens, either once every twenty-five thousand years or once every twelve months. Those that constitute the ray forces do not come from the twelve constellations of the zodiac, but emanate primarily from a world of being and of consciousness which lies behind our solar system, and which themselves come from the seven constellations which form the body of manifestation of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said. Our solar system is one of these seven constellations. This is the world of Deity Itself, and of it a man can know nothing until he has passed through the major initiations. When we come later to study the zodiac and its relation to the rays we shall work this out more [Page 333] carefully and so make the idea clearer. It is with the ray influences that we are dealing here, and not with the zodiacal." (EP I 332-333)
Some glimmer of the stupendous objective magnitude of the cosmic Logos may be dimly sensed when it is realized that the Great Wheel of the twelve whirling constellations constitutes a special revolving unity in our universe.
The Tibetan states this very clearly in volume II of his Ray Treatise, Chapter I. The Egoic Ray , d. Astrology and the New Groups:
"It must be remembered that, from certain angles, the circle of twelve signs or constellations constitutes a special unity which revolves within our universe of heavens as our planet revolves in the center of our circle of influences." ( Esoteric Psychology II , pg.196)
In The Rays and the Initiations, Part Two, Introductory Remarks, he states:
"The zodiacal wheel is itself essentially a cosmic center; it is a twelve petalled lotus, but it is a twelve petalled lotus within the thousand-petalled lotus of an unknown cosmic Entity, the One referred to in my earlier books as the One About Whom Naught May Be Said."
It is of course, immediately apparent that the power of man to conceive of the essential unity of the Zodiac as a single Logoic Unit revolving in space is not as yet great enough. The interaction and the complexity is of vast proportions and man can do no more than theoretically accept the Occult facts and leave full explanation until his consciousness is of greater scope. It must be remembered therefore, from the point of view of the "High One", the Ray Logoi appear to pass through the twelve constellations of the Great Zodiacal Wheel as they sweep around the Grand Cosmic Sun. This means, of course, the two wheels, the "wheel within the wheel", share the identical Grand Cosmic Center. Furthermore, this indicates to us, that the twelve [outer] subordinate powers are each subordinate in turn to one or other of the seven [inner] "Mystery Gods". The 11th Stanza of Dzyan, as given in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire confirms the notion of the wheel within the wheel. It states:
"The Wheel of Life turns within the Wheel of Outer Form." Stanza XI
"The wheel that is not glimpsed moves in rapid revolution within the slower outer case, till it wears out the form". Stanza XI
The meaning of the above quoted Stanza is clear and the Occult facts must be borne in mind. It must be emphasized then, that each one of the rays is the recipient and custodian of the energies coming from the inner circle of the trans-solar systems and the outer circle of twelve constellations and are consequently animated and colored by qualities from both Wheels. It is this blend of dual energies impacting upon and conditioning substance which produce the subjective forms in the relatively noumenal universe which in turn, create the outer forms in the phenomenal universe. The seven rays therefore, are themselves influenced by and under the astrological control of the twelve constellations whose energies are contacted by the trans-solar systems during the course of their journey through the cycle of the Greater Zodiac. The "High One" therefore, is chief of the twelve Great Gods, or zodiacal constellations and also the seven "Mystery Gods", or [Laya] Star-Centers of the Ray Logoi. The Central Spiritual Sun is then, the subject or Body anointed by the Great Breath, or the "High One" - surrounded by the twelve subordinate powers, also subordinate, in turn, to each of the seven Ray Logoi. These Higher Ones, the (12 +7 = 19 + 3 =22) are the Cosmocrators, the fabricators of our Universe and hold within Themselves the astronomical and astrological keys opening the gate leading to the mysteries of Theogony. In conjunction or sygyzy with the Three Aspects of the Central Spiritual Sun they produce the Mystical Number of the Adept, the Sacred 22. In Esoteric astrology the two wheels, the inner and invisible wheel of seven and the outer and visible wheel of twelve are the double links of one and the same Great Life. This "Life" is the "High One", or the Great Intra-Cosmic Logos - i.e., Spirit and Matter, symbolized by the two wheels, inseparable from each other. Thus, there is but one Absolute Basis, as H.P.B. states, in the cosmico-physical sense, from, on, and in which, proceed the cyclic individual Evolutions on the plane of Universal Manifestation during the active period of Creation. Accordingly, the genesis of the host of Ray Logoi takes rise in, and from the "Hub" of the Great Wheel, the Central Spiritual Sun, the One Universal, Immutable, Eternal and Absolute Unity.
"It will be apparent, therefore, why it is the energy of the fourth ray which is related to this Law of Sacrifice, and who in this fourth planetary scheme and in our fourth globe, (the earth globe) so much emphasis is laid upon this Law of Sacrifice, "the Law of those who choose to die." The fourth ray [Page 92] of conflict (conflict with a view to eventual harmony) is at present not one of the manifesting rays, yet-in the light of the larger cycle-this ray is a major controlling factor in our earth evolution and in the evolution of our solar system, which is one of the fourth order. The realisation of this may indicate why our little planet, the Earth, is of such apparent importance in the solar system. It is not simply because we choose to think so and thus feed our own arrogance, but it is so primarily because the fourth ray of conflict and this first law are-in time and space-dominating factors in the fourth kingdom in nature, the human kingdom. Our planet, the fourth in the series of divine expression with which we are associated, has a peculiar relation to the position of our solar system in the series of solar systems which constitute the body of expression for The One About Whom Naught May Be Said." (EP II 91-92)
note: 4th ray is stated as being the controlling ray of our 4th order system in the larger cycle: Monadic Ray of our solar Logos IV.[?] We know that He has a dual 2nd ray soul/personality ray. [2+2=4]
The work of a solar Logos is again of a corresponding nature: 
a. He has to attain to the full consciousness of His entire ring-pass-not, or of the seven planes of the solar system. This covers a period wherein five of the Heavenly Men, or five of His centers, and therefore, five schemes, reach a stage of accurate response to contact and stimulation.
b. He has to attain to the consciousness of the cosmic Logos within Whose body He is a center. He must find by experience His place within the cosmic group of which He is a part, in much the same way as a planetary Logos pursues a similar course. This is achieved when all the Heavenly Men or each of the seven centers are awakened and functioning consciously and freely, with their systemic interrelation adjusted and controlled by the Law of Action and Reaction. It brings within His control not only the seven subplanes of the cosmic physical plane (our seven major planes) but necessarily also the cosmic astral plane.
c. To attain to the consciousness of the center in the body of the ONE ABOUT WHOM NOUGHT MAY BE SAID. This center is formed by the sphere of influence of a cosmic Logos. In the body of a cosmic Logos, a solar Logos is a center.