Symbols, terms, and extracts from The Secret Doctrine, adapted by Jim Belderis.

IN THE IMAGE OF THE GODS:

The Boundless —Parabrahman — Infinite Space & Time

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First Differentiation — Paramatman — Unmanifested Logos

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Spirit-Matter — Adi-Buddhi — Divine Nature

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Cosmic Mind — Mahat — Divine Intelligence

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Cosmic Desire (Kama) — Will-Force

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Cosmic Vitality (Jiva) — Cyclic Motion

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Cosmic Ether — The Astral Light

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Physical Manifestation — The Material Universe

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THROUGH SACRED VERSE:

The Eternal Parent wrapped in her invisible robes had slumbered once again for seven eternities.

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As the hour strikes, her heart begins to open. And as the germ becomes receptive . . .

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. . . one solitary ray drops into the mother deep —and the Radiant Son emerges from the great dark waters. He is the web of the Universe that Father-Mother spin, stretching across every dimension of Spirit and Matter.

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From this effulgency of light spring the Essences, the Flames, the Elements, the Builders, the Formless and the Forms, and Divine Man. And this is the Army of the Voice — the Divine Septenary.

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From their holy circumgyrating Breaths, the primordial Seven produce the fiery Whirlwind: the Swift Son of the Divine Sons. And as he lifts his Voice, he calls the innumerable sparks and joins them together.

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He sets the elementary germs in motion, and builds them in the likeness of older Wheels.

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Through the countless rays proceeds the One Life-Ray, like a thread through many jewels. And from the Thread-Self all the sparks draw their flame, as they journey through the seven worlds of Maya: as a stone, a plant, an animal, and as man. This is your present Wheel.

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THROUGH SELF-REFLECTION:

When the heart begins to open, we become receptive to the Divine Spark within us. We touch a point of pure consciousness of the One Reality.

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When we strike a chord uniting spirit and matter, the Radiant Son emerges from our own divine inspirations — as intuitions, understanding, and compassion.

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As we identify with these inspirations, the entire Army of the Voice will resonate within our mind. And we are co-creators building an ever more inclusive sense of self.

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By using the power of our will to join ourselves with life, we invoke the force of the fiery Whirlwind in our actions.

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And the ideas we set in motion build a new world in the likeness of the gods.

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Built up from countless rays of pulsating energy, our true nature is the One Life-Ray that passes through them all.

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This is our journey through the seven worlds of Maya. And this is our present Wheel.

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