"The Primordial Seven, the first seven Breaths of the Dragon of Wisdom, produce in their turn from their holy circumgyrating Breaths the Fiery Whirlwind."
This answers in short the existential question of why the human condition is necessary. The separation that has happened to us in aquiring the tools of division for self-consciousness (and thus the ability to identify with any sort of fading veils), and by which we’ve seemingly cut ourselves from the whole, we stand at the duty to find our connection to the circumgyrating breaths of the Dragon from the exclusive linear perspective.Secret Doctrine wrote:The Doctrine teaches that, in order to become a divine, fully conscious god,—aye, even the highest—the Spiritual primeval Intelligences must pass through the human stage. And when we say human, this does not apply merely to our terrestrial humanity, but to the mortals that inhabit any world, i.e., to those Intelligences that have reached the appropriate equilibrium between matter and spirit, as we have now, since the middle point of the Fourth Root Race of the Fourth Round was passed. Each Entity must have won for itself the right of becoming divine, through self-experience.
I took my liberty for interpretation and thought the seven breaths to be corresponding to the seven principles in the human composition as in the Hieroglyphic Key. The turning of the key is corresponding to the circular movement of the breaths. I’ve often thought the turning of the key to remark rather everyday kind of situation where I’m presented a problem, often ethical in nature, and I try to turn the ideals in to reality through the tools of the lower principles. Setting myself to look this from a bit different persepctive of the Seven Breaths producing the circumgyrating Fiery Whirlwind I’m brought to think of time and how the individual becomes conscious of the central point of oneself, around which the linear time sort of bends and a the whole being of oneself and the relation of the principles to the opening reality starts to look like a throbbingly alive dance coordinated in mystical ways.. Blavatsky points to this coordination as she writes about the ”magnetic” creative forces – the forces that leads the objective world around the center point.
Thus the whole world lays on the same base of the same central point with different compositions of spirits whirling around it. Every atom is an individual and has potential to individuation, and angels are their bodies of spirits that act according to their nature and serves the laws of nature in that way.Secret Doctrine wrote:Yet, this cosmic dust is something more ; for every atom in the Universe has the potentiality of self-consciousness in it, and is, like the Monads of Leibnitz, a Universe in itself, and for itself. It is an atom and an angel.
"They make of him the messenger of their will. The Dzyu becomes Fohat ; the Swift Son of the Divine Sons, whose sons are the Lipika, runs circular errands. He is the steed, and the Thought is the rider (i.e., he is under the influence of their guiding thought). He passes like lightning through the fiery clouds (cosmic mists); takes three, and five, and seven strides through the seven regions above and the seven below (the world to be). He lifts his voice, and calls the innumerable sparks (atoms) and joins them together."
In the second sloka we take a closer look of the mechanics of the Fiery Whirlwind. The Dhyani-Buddhas – the Seven Planetary Spirits collective Will leads the magnetic vessel Fohat to manifest the seven principles by gathering the sparks/atoms laying in different stages of evolution in to larger wholes, humans, planets etc. In the microcosmic human scale we can observe the Fohat when striving towards the magical knowledge. As one strays from the path the near omnipotence fades and the magnetic pull dissolves in to many directions creating chaos and no truth can be found from there alone. When one is able to keep the eye on the magnetic pull (that includes all the seven principles) while working on it in the concrete aspects, we sort of follow the lightning fast Fohat and incarnate it in our slower pace, like I believe I’m doing right now writing this in to almost like halted dots of digital ink and perhaps more vitally and intimately through the psychic, electric and gross matter of my principles. Aggregation of physical bodies is similar process to the aggregation of smaller thoughts in to more and more integral wholes revealing us the magical knowledge.Secret Doctrine wrote:Dzyu is the one real (magical) knowledge, or Occult Wisdom ; which, dealing with eternal truths and primal causes, becomes almost omnipotence when applied in the right direction.
I have only recently managed to stop on the contemplation practices in the Book of Paths and found my being in those moments to be some sort of manasic essence (Akasa?). In similar nature when all burden of karma has been individually lifted and the initiations gone through properly I believe one becomes ”self-born of divine essence”, perhaps in a bit more permanent way. Although my belief eagerly jumping on to flight is refrain by the notion (paraphrasing here) of the Mahatmas that even the adepts can fall in to mistakes, and are only adepts in their adept capabilities.Secret Doctrine wrote:They (the liberated Manushi-Buddhas) are the “ Buddhas of Contemplation,” and are all Anupadaka (parentless), i.e., self-born of divine essence.
Fohat is described to run along the seven principles of Akasha and differentiating from there the laws by which the cosmis evolution ensues. The laws are sort of a esoteric blueprint after which the cosmic existence is churned through the different emphasis of different manvantaras. I believe the same blueprint can be observed in the human microcosm and even in the smaller scale of formation of different vehciles, be it the more obviously material or rational and emotional development.Secret Doctrine wrote:”As in the oldest Grecian Cosmogony, differing widely from the later mythology, Eros is the third person in the primeval trinity : Chaos, Gæa, Eros : answering to the Kabalistic En-Soph (for Chaos is Space, χαὶνο, “ void ”) the Boundless All, Shekinah and the Ancient of Days, or the Holy Ghost ; so Fohat is one thing in the yet unmanifested Universe and another in the phenomenal and Cosmic World. In the latter, 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.”
The commentary goes on descriping the meaning of the three and the seven steps by connecting the three steps to the trinity of spirit, soul and the body. The uncomprehendable Ain-Soph steps out of the circle of infinity becoming the one, then by evoltion it becomes the seven – the Elohim or Dhyani-Buddhas and by third step comes the Man in flesh. This stepping connects to the symbol of the sun – the perfect circle that comes back to itself always in similar way as the infinity of pi continues drawing the coil as the circumference of the circle. In this way the invisible and infinite is drawn out from the Dhyani-Buddhas / Elohim to the periodical visible world. This play with the circumference reminds me of some (solar) phallic ideas and how ”Linga is a form of Shivas invisibility” as put by sod obnoxion elsewhere.
Supposing the septenary chain is the seven manvantaras and it’s microcosmic equivalents, does this mean it should be made distinct that it’s Manu(?) in it’s seven aspects who manifest or incarnate as the different periods, and not Dhyan Chohans? The latter group would work in the purely aethereal worlds and thus visible only as reflections in the world the Manu has grown ”out of portions” in its time based emphasis. Thus it would be correct to say, as I said above, that the invisible and ”infinite” is drawn out from the Dhyani-Buddhas / Elohim. I guess this separation is the root why we so easily perceive ourselves detached from the other.Secret Doctrine wrote:Thus one account enumerates Seven worlds, exclusive of the nether worlds, also seven in number ; these fourteen upper and nether worlds have
nothing to do with the classification of the septenary chain and belong to the purely æthereal, invisible worlds. These will be noticed elsewhere. Suffice for the present to show that they are purposely referred to as though they belonged to the chain.