KNOWLEDGE DWELLS IN HEADS REPLETE WITH THE THOUGHTS OF OTHER MEN, WISDOM IN MINDS
ATTENTIVE TO THEIR OWN.
Wm .Cooper, "THE TASK" , 1785
Globes, Rounds AND Chains
This is one of the most misunderstood and misinterpreted areas of Theosophy. So many before us have made serious errors when trying to explain it , including many famous Theosophist. Likewise , in my first draft of the Study Guide I made some serious errors and only after repeated reading, including the repeated reading of the unabridged edition of "The Secret Doctrine" on these subjects was I able to put it all together. This is my humble attempt to explain, and perhaps offer some evidence of its truth. Once again I will make every effort to keep it simple and understandable.
The study of spiritual, metaphysical, and philosophical teachings is in itself a valuable spiritual exercise. It helps to elevate our mind and consciousness out of, and above, the ordinary everyday things of matter and the senses and allows us an inspirational and intuitional glimpse of a higher and greater reality than we would otherwise perceive. That alone should be enough of a reason to condone and encourage the effort to study and gain deep understanding of the more complex aspects of Theosophy.
If her monumental opus , "The Secret Doctrine" and more specifically In the first book of the multi-volume set "COSMOGENESIS" . HP Blavatsky ,with the help of the Masters behind the Theosophical Movement ,used ancient esoteric knowledge , including Esoteric Buddhism and what was then the best modern scientific knowledge available to formulate the origins and makeup of the Universe, and more particularly our Solar System .It was considered extremely important and useful by the Masters of the Trans-Himalayan Brotherhood and was taught carefully and precisely by the Master K.H., the Master M., and H.P. Blavatsky during the early days of the Theosophical Movement. Up until then it had been an entirely secret esoteric teaching, reserved solely for chelas (accepted disciples) and initiates and had never before been given out to the world. Despite a few vague areas, it is amazing how accurate this information was when compared to modern scientific knowledge.
If HPB were alive today who can doubt that she would use the best of modern science to support and supplement her work. Unfortunately, she is no longer here ,and because no one has yet done it , I will attempt so somewhat do it here. Please have patience with this humble and feeble attempt.
I am well aware of the pitfalls and dangers of such an attempt. After Madame Blavatsky’s death some leaders of the Adyar Theosophical Society, including C.W. Leadbeater and Annie Besant began to teach and popularize A.P. Sinnett’s mistaken notion that the 3rd Globe of our Planetary System is the planet Mars and that the 5th Globe is the planet Mercury. An illogical teaching which has caused much confusion and misunderstanding and which is in direct contradiction to the teachings of the Masters and “The Secret Doctrine”. Some of the other Theosophical Societies and branches of the Movement broke away from the Adyar Society over that interpretation (and others), allegedly for the purpose of remaining true to the original teachings of HPB and the Masters.
The mention of Globes ,Chains, Rounds, and Root Races, etc., in Theosophical teaching can understandably seem quite intimidating, confusing and difficult to comprehend. Yet the Masters behind the Theosophical Movement considered it important that we do clearly and accurately understand it because not only does it reveal the actual nature, origin, and future of our planet but it also provides important symbolical keys for unlocking greater mysteries of our personal existence, reality and the meaning of life.
Theosophy paints a magnificent panorama of Evolution. We are not worms of the dust, doomed to live a single meaningless life on Earth, but we are children of the cosmos, sparks of divinity, on an eternal evolutionary adventure through the infinite fields of space and time.
Let us begin with a simple and basic review of this subject as each is explained below:
PLANES- there are at least 7 known Planes (Dimensions) of Existence everywhere in the Universe, each higher plane is not generally not visible to a lower Plane. One or more of the lower Planes may be visible to the higher Planes. Each Plane is visible to other objects in its same Plane. Each Plane vibrates at a separate frequency range on the Electromagnetic Scale.
GLOBES—each Planet (as well as everything else in the Universe, physical and metaphysical) has one physical and 6 non-physical Globes existing on 4 Planes known as the “Four Lower Planes of Cosmic Consciousness.” . One Plane, ours, is the Physical or "Material Plane" of the Universe. 6 non-physical Globes exist on the 3 remaining 4 Lower Planes of the Universe two planes are rising, two are risen and two are descending.
CHAINS- a Chain is a system of 7 Globes 4 in different Planes linked together with one Planet. Each Planet has its own system of 7 Globes.
ROUNDS- the time it takes for one Evolutionary-Life-Wave (explained below) to pass one time through each Globe of the Chain . Each single Round results in humanity reaching a significantly higher level of evolution (SEE: the Section in this website about the 7 “Root Races”). It takes 7 Rounds to complete the full Cycle of 49 Rounds through all of the 7 Planets and their accompanying Globes. The full Cycle of Rounds is called a Manvantara.
A well known and ancient Kabbalistic aphorism states:
"A stone becomes a plant, a plant, a plant becomes a beast, a beast becomes a man, a man becomes a spirit and a spirit becomes a god"
All that is left out of that saying is that Fohat (God) creates the element and : " The element that becomes a stone." .
The soul of man comes from a spark of the Fohat (Universal Consciousness) becoming a Monad (Atma-Buddhi). It then evolves in each of the 7 rounds through the element, mineral, vegetable (plant) , animal, man ,spirit and finally in the final Round a "god (not 'God" ) .
At each Round there are fewer and fewer types animals as they evolve into higher forms of life.
Length of Rounds
A short mention of the time periods involved in the process.
In Hindu cosmology, one Kalpa is considered to be the length of one “Day of Brahma”. The Kalpa comprises four ages or Yugas, namely Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga, and Kali Yuga. A Yuga generally thought to last for 12,000, but that is uncertain and HPB was not allowed to publish the actual length of the Youga's. A “Day of Brahma” lasts for one Kalpa , or 1,000 Yugas which is followed by a “Night of Brahma” of equal duration. HPB points out in the Secret Doctrine that the Masters have not yet furnished us with the exact length of a Kalpa , therefore it is impossible to calculate that time exactly.
There is another calculation of Vedic time where the basic figures are multiplied by another number (usually 360) and results in some rather absurdly lengthy numbers. For instance :
A Maha-Manvantara or Universal Manvantara , also called a Life or "Age of Brahma" lasts 100 Vedic divine years. A divine year being equal to 360 of Brahma’s days and nights.
Generally,7 Planetary Rounds equals one planetary Manvantara (or Kalpa or Day of Brahma). It is followed by a planetary "Pralaya", or Night-of-Brahma, a Parinirvanic period of the same length. During the Pralaya the lower principles of each Globe of the Planetary Chain disintegrate. At the dawn of the next planetary Manvantara the planetary Chain reembodies and repeats itself on the next Planet.
The current Planetary Manvantara of the current Earth-Chain that we are in now began approximately 2 billion years ago. The fourth round on Earth began about 320 million years ago. The midpoint was reached in the middle of the 4th Subrace of the 4th Root-Race, some 4.5 million years ago.
A word of caution must be made here. The Vedic time frames are “all over the place”, some incredibly long. Eventually , the actual length of the Kalpa and the Yuga's will be revealed by the Masters. Until then we can just guess. HPB thought that the Masters would reveal those time frames to her in time for the publishing of the 3rd Volume of the "The Secret Doctrine" , however she died before that could be completed.
When the Evolutionary-Life-Wave leaves one of the planets of the Solar System and passes into the next planet, the planet it has left enters a long period of inactivity ("Pralaya") with only a bare minimum of non-human life left on it ( a/k/a "dead planet') until the Life-Wave eventually reaches that particular planet again in the distant future . The period of rest for a Globe transferring its Life-Wave to another planet and going into a shorter period of rest before the next Round in that Chain begins is called ''Obscuration".
Once the life-forms of a Planet have run their predestined course of Evolution one time, the Round of the “Evolutionary-Life-Wave” passes on to the next Planet in the Chain ( or in the Solar System) and so on, all the way up to and including the 7th Planet, with a new one of the 7 Root Races (or life-forms) arising each time on each planet. Once that occurs 7 times the Planets in that System go into a long period of inactivity or rest before the process repeats itself.
An “Evolutionary Life-Wave” is composed of a large group of Atma-Buddhi or Atma-Buddhi-Manas Monads ( see the section of this website on the “Seven-Fold-Nature-of-Man”) derived from a Planet, which is itself endowed with consciousness, like everything in the Universe.
We are currently on the 4th Planet of our Solar System (Mercury, Venus, Moon and Earth) and this Earth Chain is in its 4th Round, 5th Race (Aryan Race). The Moon being a former planet which has been captured in Earth’s orbit, either naturally or artificially. Incidentally, the last full Planetary Chain before this present one was referred to in ancient times as the "Moon Chain".
Evolution is a fundamental Law of the Universe and applies to physical and non-physical aspects of existence alike. Our “Monads” have evolved through the mineral, plant and animals kingdoms to the human kingdom or stage of existence. Our Humanity is in the Fifth Root Race of the Fourth Round.
Every Monad (every “Divine Spark”) of the Fohat (or what in today's science might be called the Higgs Bozon or "God-Particle" or by religion as "God") evolves progressively and gradually through the mineral kingdom, vegetable kingdom, animal kingdom, into the human kingdom and beyond, eventually to evolve into god (not God) like spirits in the last and final Round of this chain.
The Law of Cyclic Evolution – involving Chains, Globes, Rounds, Root Races, Evolutionary Life Waves. Planes of Existence, etc. – applies to all the planets of our solar system, as HP Blavatsky and the Masters interpret the Ancient Esoteric Knowledge, all the planets in our Solar System, as well as those beyond it, are inhabited now, have been in the past or will be in the future. The Master K.H. wrote that the physical globe of Mars is currently in a state of total inactivity because the Life Wave has passed on to one of the non-physical globes .
We do not merely live on the Earth, our life forms a part of the life of the Planet, and more than that, part of its consciousness. It is an ancient secret, truth and doctrine that the Earth is a living being. It is born, lives, and dies and, after a period of rest, is born again. All as was believed by the generally peaceful, ancient Earth–Mother worshiping societies.
Everything in the Universe is subject to cycles (a/k/a the “Law of Periodicity” or” Law of Cycles”). One such cycle is that there is a period of activity followed by a period of rest or sleep.
Planes (or Dimensions)
The Cosmos, in its totality, consists of Seven Planes, four lower and three higher. Just as with the Seven-Fold-Principles-of Man, where there are four lower mortal Principles and an immortal trinity of higher spiritual Principles.
The Universe divides itself naturally into a number of such States of Consciousness, or Planes, and each entity in the Universe, such as a Planetary Chain, does likewise. The seven Globes of our Earth's Planetary Chain group themselves naturally into such cosmic planes.
Traditionally, Esoteric teachings have presented these seven separate Globes as individual Globes in a circle passing through four Planes.
The above diagram is somewhat misleading. In reality all 7 Globes occupy the same space, only in different dimensions, so that they are somewhat like the Russian Matryoshka stacking dolls, all seven within one space. However, they are unlike those Russian dolls which are stacked over one another because the different dimensions, in reality, occupy the same space at the same time, only on 4 separate Planes or Dimensions.
The above diagram, as it relates to the number of Planes is somewhat OF A MISREPRESENTATION CAUSED BY THE DIFFICULTY OF DRAWING IT IN 2 DIMENSIONS ON PAPER. .When all 7 Globes are represented as a single Globe with multiple Planes or Dimensions it is clear that the Globes are not arranged in what looks like the wheel ,as in the diagram above, but instead the 4 Planes are all occupying the same space at the same time.
In the words of William Q. Judge in his chapter titled “The Earth Chain” in the book “The Ocean of Theosophy”:
“The whole seven “globes” constitute one single mass or great globe and they all interpenetrate each other. But we have to say “globe,” because the ultimate shape is globular or spherical. If one relies too closely on the explanation made by Mr Sinnett it might be supposed that the globes did not interpenetrate each other but were connected by currents or lines of magnetic force. And if too close attention is paid to the diagrams used in the Secret Doctrine to illustrate the scheme (see drawing above), without paying due regard to the explanations and cautions given by H.P. Blavatsky, the same error may be made. But both she and her Adept teachers say, that the seven globes of our chain are in “coadunition with each other but not in consubstantiality.” (The Secret Doctrine, Vol. 1, p. 166)
“This is further enforced by cautions not to rely on statistics or plane surface diagrams, but to look at the metaphysical and spiritual aspect of the theory as stated in English. Thus from the very source of Mr Sinnett’s book [i.e. the Master K.H.] we have the statement, that these globes are united in one mass though differing from each other in substance, and that this difference of substance is due to change of center of consciousness.”
Many Ancient Esoteric and Religious teaching are that there are 7 Planes of Existence in the Universe. The slowest speed of vibration occurs on the physical plane; the highest, on the Buddhaic plane .
Physical plane: The densest of the seven planes; where we presently reside.
Astral plane: The second plane of creation. Its medium is concrete emotional energy. It is where our consciousness is focused between the lifetimes and when we're finished with the physical plane. (This is the Plane of the Orbs)
Causal plane: The third plane of creation. Its medium is concrete intellectual energy.
Akashic plane: The central, neutral plane of creation that interconnects the other six and contains the knowledge of the Universe .
Mental plane: The fifth plane of creation. Its medium is abstract intellectual energy, emphasizing truth.
Messianic plane: The sixth plane of creation. Its medium is abstract emotional energy, emphasizing love.
Buddhaic plane: The highest plane of creation. Its medium is pure or abstract kinetic energy. This is where human souls become gods (not Gods).
Traditionally, the Shaman Priest and Aborigines are able to go into a trance like state and claim that they can visit these other Planes or Dimensions and sometimes interact with the residents thereof. The same is true for some individuals that have been under the influence of certain psychedelic drugs or through the use of deep meditation. If that were true then what they are in contact with has to be one or more of the other Planes of Dimensions of our Globe.
Our material Planet, Earth (Globe D), is the densest Globe of the 7 Globes comprising the "Earth Chain".
There are 7 "Ancient Sacred Planets “ indigenous” to our Solar System. The seven sacred planets of the ancients are: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Sun and Moon. The Sun and Moon are not, of course, planets in the usual sense of the term, but from a geocentric perspective all these seven bodies appeared to revolve around the Earth in Ancient times, which is why Earth is historically considered to be not one of the traditional "Sacred Planets" by he Ancients.
Using modern science the 7 Planets of our Solar System could be said to be Mercury, Venus, Moon, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. The Moon , Mercury and Venus are considered far older than the Earth therefore have completed more Rounds than the Earth.
The obvious question is why only 7 Planets in which the Moon is considered as one? Firstly, Pluto has been downgraded from a Planet to a far away large rock by modern science. Secondly, the Vedic Texts never considered Uranus and Neptune to be "Planets". That was that because they were too far away to see? Unlikely ,because of their knowledge of the Universe that they obviously didn't or couldn't know ,but did. Or was it because Neptune and Uranus are not at all like the other planets and therefore no considered to be one? Both are know as "Ice Giants". They are considered to be "captives" from somewhere else captured by our Solar System.
In the 1990s, it was realized that Uranus and Neptune are a distinct class of giant planet, separate from the other planets that are primarily rocky or have a rocky core. They have become known as "Ice Giants" composed mainly of elements heavier than hydrogen and helium, such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur. Their constituent compounds were solids when they were primarily incorporated into the planets during their formation, either directly in the form of ices or trapped in water ice. The magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune are both unusually displaced and tilted. Plus, Uranus and Neptune orbit East to West where all the other planets orbit West to East.
Their magnetic field strengths are intermediate between those of the gas giants (Jupiter and Saturn) and those of the terrestrial planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars), being 50 and 25 times that of Earth's, respectively. Although approximately 4 times the size of Earth , their gravity is only about 90% that of Earth. There are only two "Gas Giants" in our solar system – Saturn and Jupiter. Uranus and Neptune are now known as “Ice Giants", all others are known as terrestrial planets ,being made primarily of rock or having rocky cores. They appear to be more like planets in the process of forming as opposed to the fully formed other planets. Like Pluto , someday science may revisit these heavenly bodies and reconsider their "planet " status.
In the late 1970s, the twin Voyager spacecraft were launched on a grand tour of the solar system, taking advantage of a rare planetary alignment that only happens every 175 years. Voyager 2 flew past Uranus in January 1986, and Neptune in August 1989. The probe was traveling too fast, and lacked the fuel, to slow down and enter orbit.
We haven't been back since. With the next decadal survey , scientists are revisiting the plan to send a spacecraft to our outermost planets, the ice giants. A new NASA report, officially a "pre-decadal" mission study, describes the reasons to go and the spacecraft that could take us there. The report will feed into the next decadal survey, which will lay out NASA's upcoming planetary science priorities.
Theosophy, relying on the teachings of the Masters , who themselves rely on Ancient Esoteric (or "Secret") knowledge , states that the Moon is to be considered a Planet , not a "Moon". Modern science seems to agree. Some scientists don't talk about a planet-Moon relationship, but a planet-planet relationship between our Moon and Earth. The Moon was at one time the former living “Planet Earth,” on which we ourselves were evolving in much lower kingdoms of nature. This was so many billions of years ago and is virtually incomprehensible to us today. Most of us who are humans today were animals on the Moon Chain and those who are currently animals today will be humans on the next chain.
Michael Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, argue that the Moon was put in our sky for reasons we can neither understand nor trust. Online, stories circulate about various ancient or distant peoples who can remember a time before the Moon was towed into orbit. The hollowness of the Moon was supposed to be demonstrated by a episode when seismic equipment on the Moon registered substantial reverberations on November 20, 1969, after the intentional jettisoning of the Apollo 12 lunar module’s ascent stage back to the surface. Not only did the Moon reverberate “like a bell,” it did so for over an hour.
Many scientists agree the size of the Moon is one of our Solar System's biggest anomalies. The Moon being larger than the former planet Pluto. Physics has been unable to explain why a planet the size of Earth has a Moon of such a large size in comparison to Earth .Our Moon would be expected to be about 40 miles in diameter, but is closer to 2,000 miles.
On the average the Moon crosses the sky once every 24 hours and 49 minutes (53 minutes longer than the stellar "day"). As a result, it rises (and sets) later and later every day, until after about 27 days, when it has gone once around the sky relative to the stars, it is back in its original position, rising and setting at its original time(s).
The Moon is the only known satellite in the Solar System that is know to create a perfect " Solar Eclipse". The size of the Moon is about one-quarter that of the Earth. The diameter of the Moon is about 400 times smaller than that of the Sun, but the Moon is also 400 times closer to the Earth than the Sun. The Moon keeps almost a perfect circular orbit around the Earth, the only known moon to do that, all others having elliptical orbits around their host planet.
It takes the Moon 27.3 days to orbit Earth once. At the same time, it also takes the Moon 27 days to do a complete rotation on its own axis. This “synchronous rotation” causes a side of the Moon to always face away from our planet. Again, our Moon appears to be unique in this.
Finally , we would be left with 7 planets in our Solar System: Mercury, Venus, Moon, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
It is interesting to note that there was thought to be a small hypothetical planet that was proposed to exist in an orbit between Mercury and the Sun named "Vulcan" which would explain peculiarities of Mercury's orbit. However, modern science has disproved its existence.
Each "Chain" consists of a Planet (within a Solar System) having 7 Globes, in 4 separate Planes, in which each Globe descends into matter and then rising out of it again. The term "Chain" , as used here, only applies to the 7 globes of a Planet. Some refer to a "Planetary Chain of Planets" but such a thing does not exist as that is called a Solar System of Planets.
The phrase "Planetary Chain" generally refers to a group of 7 "Globes" (or "spheres") linked together into a single scheme of Evolution as a single Planet in a Solar System. Out of these seven only one, the lowest and the most material of those Globes, is within our plane or means of perception, the six others lying outside of it and being therefore invisible to the terrestrial eye without the use of special scientific equipment.
The Chain which is in evolution now (and which we call the “Earth Chain”) had Chains preceding it and which have already run their course, completed their evolution, and ceased to be. The future Chains have not yet come into existence but they will do so successively, as each Chain is the product of its sleeping predecessor.
The immediate former Chain to our present Earth Chain is known as the “Lunar Chain” or “Moon Chain” because the dead planet called the Moon, which is the satellite of our current Earth, was the 4th Globe of that prior Chain. In other words, the sphere which is now our Moon was at one time the former living “Planet Moon,” on which we ourselves were evolving in much lower kingdoms of nature. This was of course untold billions of years ago and is virtually incomprehensible to us.
No one knows what exact function the other planets in the chain perform; all we know is that the human life-wave does pass into the next Planet when the cycle is completed for this one. Whether we shall be born there as human children or into other forms we do not know.
By a “Round” is meant the serial evolution of the material nature of the Seven Globes of a Planet's Chain with their Mineral, Vegetable, Animal and Human Kingdoms during the whole period of the life-cycle of a Round. In the great evolutionary scheme, each Round of the Evolutionary-Life-Wave through our Earth Chain – and to a lesser extent, each Root Race during each Round – is intended to develop one of the 7 Principles in the human constitution to perfection.
The preceding sentence can be distilled to say that a "Round" is simply the passing of a new Evolutionary-Life-Wave through a Planet, and its 7 Globes, one time.
The Evolutionary-Life-Wave passes through each of the Planetary Chains 7 times and these are referred to as the “Seven Rounds”. Each Round passing through Earth sees humanity reaching a significantly higher level of evolution. Each Round on Earth corresponds with a different Root Race and Principle Of Man and Element .
A Round begins on the 1st Globe (Globe A) of a Chain and causes that Globe to become active and alive. The current “Race” on Earth is the form of development of our species known as the “Aryan Race”. It is just a stage of the development of man and not a separate race of people. It applies to all people.
A Round is a cosmic cycle of evolution in a Planet's Chain in which the Monads begin their journey on the first and most subtle Globe (designated as Globe A) of the series of seven. Finishing their evolution there they proceed to the next globe, and so on, until the seventh Globe (Globe G or Z) is reached. After a Round is over the Monads rest in a state Nirvana ,known as Pralaya ,until the time for a new Round comes. Each round develops fully one of the human principles. Seven of these Rounds are necessary to complete the evolution in a given Planet's Chain of 7 Globes before the process goes into a long period of inactivity or rest, and then starts all over again.
William Q. Judge stated in his book, "Rings, Rounds, and Obscuration" that:
"It has also been stated in letters from the Adepts that the well-known planet Mars is now in obscuration. This means that the body of the planet is, as it were, sleeping in space, as it rolls about the sun and has no inhabitants on it such as we. The life-wave belonging to it has passed on to the next or some other globe of its own chain, but since that wave has to return, the body of the planet does not go into pralaya, but waits for the new day. Its life as a sleeping globe is maintained by a certain subtle principle which is not publicly referred to by those who know of it, and which will not permit it to die until the whole chain of globes of which it is one has been traversed seven times, or the equivalent of seven, by the wave of life belonging to it."
" Let rather the planetary chains and other super-cosmic mysteries remain a dreamland for those who can neither see , nor yet believe that others can..." The Mahatma Letters, pg .92.
One might ask how civilizations develop on planets in any Planetary System which are outside of the "Goldilocks Zone" (a/k/a Habitable Zone for life) . The answer is simple, every star in every Galaxy has a life. During that life it has periods when it is hotter or cooler, larger or smaller. As the nature of the Star changes so does the location of the "Goldilocks Zone" in that planetary system. Accordingly, the "evolutionary wave of life" passes from planet to planet as the location of the "Goldilocks Zone" changes. This happens over a very long period of time, billions of years, but what is that time in comparison to eternity? Not much is the answer.
-The Universe is created by the Fohat beginning with the differentiation of the Elements which enter into the constitution of the Solar System. It is the thing that creates and holds everything in the Universe together. It is like a synonym for God, however it is not a personal God (as in Christianity), but more like the Universal Consciousness of Buddhism and Hinduism;
-There are 7 Planes of Consciousness in everything throughout the entire Universe, every atom and every Planet:
-Fohat creates the 5 physical Elements of the Universe air, fire, water, earth, and aether ( the final 2 of the 7 Elements being ethereal and spiritual,
but non material) . Each Round of Evolutionary-Life-Wave through a planet another Element appears. Earth is in the 4th Round so solids (Earth)
have appeared in this material world and that is why we call it "Earth";
-The Elements of the Universe begin to Colace into matter and gradually become more dense each Round until the 4th, after having first begun as
Ethereal and spiritual;
- Our Earth (Globe "D" of the Earth Chain) is in the 4th Round ( the only Round in which Humanity develops) ,4th Element ( Earth or Solids) , 5th
Root Race (Aryan), lowest Plane of our Chain (Material).
-When Earth completes each Round of the Evolutionally-Life-Wave passing through it, Earth reaches one higher level of Human development
known as a new Root Race;
-Each Round commences on Globe A with the purely Ethereal ,becoming more dense in Globe B and C and descending into the Material in Globe
D (Earth) , then ascending through Globes E and F into the Spiritual. -
- At the end of each Round the Earth (as do the other planets) goes into a period of low activity and rest called the Pralaya until the next Evolutionary-
Life-Wave. The Monads of the last complete round are stored in the Devachan until the formation of the next Solar System;
-Life-Wave of Monads (Atma- Buddhi) awakens the Globe. Mars is in a state of obscuration ,Mercury is just beginning to get out of it, Venus is in
her 7th or last Round;
- at the end of the last of the 7 rounds through the 7 Rounds of all of the 7 Globes, the Planets go into a long period of inactivity or near death called the Pralaya . It is at this point that the last Planet passed its Monads onto the next Planet in a new Solar system , and the process continues
unabated for all time;
- We are currently in the 4th Round on the Earth Chain. However , for several thousand years 5th and 6th Round men have been born , such a .
Buddha, Plato , Jesus, Krishna, etc
- there are countless Chains of Planets with man like life on them throughout everywhere in the Universe.
It is clear that the 4th Root-Race of the 4th Globe of the 4th Round would be the central point of a whole scheme of Planetary Evolution. We find ourselves at the present moment only a little past that point. The Aryan race, to which we belong, is the 5th Root-Race of the 4th Globe of our Planet Earth, so that the actual middle point fell in the time of the last great Root-Race, the Atlantean. Consequently the human race as a whole is very little more than half-way through its Evolution
Our Evolutionary-Life-Wave must pass around this Earth-Chain 7 times, each such passage being called a “Round”. When the 7 Rounds are completed, we shall, with our Earth, have our time of rest (Pralaya), only to reincarnate with it again to seek grander and nobler adventures in our Universe of inexhaustible opportunities.
Once, a person looked into a drop of water and saw nothing. Someone else looked into it through a powerful magnifying glass and saw all form of living creatures living there. All this talk of different Planes or Dimensions of existence seems to be hypothetical because it involves things we cannot see. At least until recently.
If we use the proper scientific equipment we can get a glimpse into at least one other dimension, the one closest to us sometimes referred to as the Astral Plane. At this point I would refer the reader to the Section of this website on “Orbs”. Clearly, there is something there that we cannot generally see with the naked eye.
If we take what is seen when we use the suggested technique to see Orbs, then we can accept that we, like the Shamans and Aborigines, are looking into another plane or Dimension and what we see there are the Monads of part of the Evolutionary-Life–Wave in the 2nd or Astral Plane now flowing through the 4th Planet , Earth.
Of course, many will scoff at this explanation in the same manner that people scoffed at the idea of living things living in a single drop of water. There will always be those who deny what is obvious, and that is OK. That is just how Humanity works. Then there will be others who see it for what it is and that just may be the “Proof” of the above theory of Globes, Rounds and Chains and a brief glimpse into the reality of what is all around us that we never knew existed.
What we see using that method is the “Evolutionally–Life-Wave” of Monads consisting of the Atma, Buddi, Manas, the three Upper Monads of the Seven-Fold-Principles-of-Man, existing in the next higher Plane or Dimension of existence.
Assume, if only for the sake of a mental exercise, that this tale of Globes, Chains and Rounds were true. Doesn’t it paint a marvelous picture of a vibrant and living Universe in an eternity of time? Science tells us that the Universe is 13.8 billion years old and the Earth is 4.54 billion years old. That is a lot of time for things to happen, particularly when men have been around, at the longest according to the scientific community, for about 200,000 years and Human Civilization has existed for only about 6,000 years.
Esoteric Doctrine is that the Universe is much, much older and that man has existed for a very longer period of time. For me Esoteric Doctrine, on this particular subject, trumps scientific theory.
Here I have tried to straighten out some of the controversy and mistakes made on this subject in the past, while, at the same time, keeping it simple and easy to understand by distilling the subject down to it's simple ,easy to understand basics.
Many thanks and much appreciation must go out to John Sameluk who's advice and guidance was invaluable in the preparation of the Study Guide.
March 27th ,2018