Silvaeon wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 pmBlavatsky goes on to describe Fohat in the unmanifested universe as "potential creative power" whereas in the manifested universe "he is that Occult, electric, vital power, which, under the Will of the Creative Logos, unites and brings together all forms, giving them the first impulse which becomes in time law."
This obviously works on many different scales; the atomic scale sor Cerastes pointed to being one example. Looking from the point of view of a humanbeing seeking ascensions in the manifested world through occult powers, we can see ourselves seeking the hidden and in time perceive parts of it and line ourselves in our calling, to act according to the ideas and thus following the revealed laws of (hidden) nature.
Indeed. It seem that while in the upper triad of the Hieroglyphic Key Fohat works in the separation of the three points from the singular monad, correspondingly in the lower triad the same force combines and aggregates, bringing elemental atoms together, which I think means kama manas, kama, linga sharira and their smaller parts is starting to work with each other. I think this correspondence of opposing directions is again seen in the circular nature of the whirlwind where the Fohatic lightning strikes all the way from the Heavenly Septenary to the lowest separated particles and back again in the ascending arch. It is indeed coming together in the central fire prana as sor Polyhymnia pointed.Silvaeon wrote: ↑Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:49 pmFohat in the unmanifested universe brings to mind the Ray. "When the “ Divine Son ” breaks forth, then Fohat becomes the propelling force, the active Power which causes the One to become Two and Three — on the Cosmic plane of manifestation. The triple One differentiates into the many, and then Fohat is transformed into that force which brings together the elemental atoms and makes them aggregate and combine." This is dense and fascinating stuff.
I read those parts of the Book of Ezekiel also and interpreted it this way.Polyhymnia wrote: ↑Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:16 amIf I may, one more time here, with Ezekiel again.Silvaeon wrote: ↑Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:41 pmStanza V.III
He is their guiding spirit and leader. When he commences work, he separates the sparks of the lower kingdom (mineral atoms) that float and thrill with joy in their radiant dwellings (gaseous clouds), and forms therewith the germs of wheels. He places them in the six directions of space and one in the middle — the central wheel.
Fohat is the guiding spirit and leader of the innumerable sparks, or atoms. Blavatsky starts by reminding us that ""Wheels," as already explained, are the centres of force, around which primordial Cosmic matter expands, and, passing through all the six stages of consolidation, becomes spheroidal and ends by being transformed into globes or spheres." So, here we have Fohat gathering together the sparks and assembling them into germs that will expand circularly into denser matter. During the rest of the commentary Blavatsky discusses this circular movement, and how it has "existed from eternity." "The six directions of space and one in the middle" brings to mind very vividly the hieroglyphic key.
"And they went every one straight forward: whither the spirit was to go, they went; and they turned not when they went." Ezekiel 1:12
The wheels move according the the movement of the spirit, so Fohatic movement from the unmanifested universe to the phenomenal and cosmic world.
The six directions of space can also be visualized in the form of a hexagram. One triangle representing the arupa and the other the rupa to come together and form the combination of spirit and matter. I do think the hieroglyphic key is the perfect symbol with the prana being fohat.
I came to very similar conclusion also on the hexagram in the end of my comments of the third sloka of this stanza, which I've been sitting on for some time now. As the six directions of space are spoken of, the hexagram may be seen as a cube of which fra Nefastos has written more of in the 'Demons Cube'. Anyway here's the comments:
"He is their guiding spirit and leader. When he commences work, he separates the sparks of the lower kingdom (mineral atoms) that float and thrill with joy in their radiant dwellings (gaseous clouds), and forms therewith the germs of wheels. He places them in the six directions of space and one in the middle—the central wheel."
In the last liner notes of the sloka Blavatsky quotes Swedenborg on the Vortical Theory and points how the doctrine she is in touch with sees it. To me this comparison touched a very familiar way to see the world and what’s behind the facets:
Recently I have though alot about time, death and the continuation of our principles in the world. I believe this focus has been the guidance of the master, who has me circling around the topic of the Circular whirlwind. Perceiving it from different perspectives or through different principles goes on the meta levels at least when written about. I’m being lead through moments where I’ve perceived a small headland rich in trees and thought about that specific area and how the trees and everything is regenerating and when perceived behind the snapshots in time the roughness and hardness of the trees becomes ethereal. Because of the regeneration we could touch the tree and our hand would go through their bodies, and our own hand would also be a hand from beyond time, or rather our being wouldn’t be exclusively understood as this crude matter. It becomes crude matter when our perspective slows down to the now of the linear time, instead of the now including all that were, if not what will be. But I believe this slowing down is purposeful and necessary relating to the tool (kama manas) we must become masters of in the third initiation. If we think about our feelings and the higher principles, they are connected to a larger span of time, although in the case of the latter group their time dependency can be argued altogether, thus they are more fine of nature and in that sense their wheels are faster and everpresent. (Feelings are so vast an area that it’s a problematic term. For example the submaterial area of the spirits of goetia influencing some feelings of regressive nature might be thought as more crude than the material world we perceive with our five senses.) Kama manas is the rupa correspondent of the arupa principle manas. While the former is in the slow paced now, the latter wheel relates the ability of the seer to fly through time and space. I’m guessing the six wheels around their germs, in the six directions of space are pictured as circles around the six (+ the 7th) points of the Cube of Metatron. How does the spreading of the 6 point relate to the space, or the spatial world? It seems like its an important part of the metaphor.The first Cause is the Infinite or Unlimited. This gives existence to the First Finite or Limited.” (The Logos in His manifestation and the Universe.) “ That which produces a limit is analogous to motion. (See first Stanza, supra.) The limit produced is a point, the Essence of which is Motion ; but being without parts, this Essence is not actual Motion, but only a connatus to it.” (In our Doctrine it is not a “ connatus,” but a change from eternal vibration in the unmanifested, to Vortical Motion in the phenomenal or manifested World). . . “ From this first proceed Extension, Space, Figure, and Succession, or Time.
Again, maybe some info from the 'Demons Cube' could be applied here. I should come back to this when time allows.