|2. The Seven Rules
The seven factors or
"Rules for Inducing Soul Control" are:
1. The tendency, innate and ineradicable, to blend and synthesize. This is a law
or rule of life itself.
- This tendency results, on the form side, in destruction and wreckage, with its
accompaniments of pain and sorrow. On the life side, it results in release, liberation and
subsequent expansion. 
- This tendency is the basic cause of all initiation - individual, racial, planetary and
- It is the result of an act of the will, and is caused by the impulsion of the sensed and
innate purpose of God. However (and this is a point oft forgotten) this tendency is
motivated by the recognition of the planetary Logos, that His plan is conditioned in its
turn, and is an integral part of a still larger plan - that of the solar Deity. God, the
solar Logos, is likewise conditioned by a still higher life purpose.
2. The quality of the hidden vision.
quality, on the form side, produces physical sight, astral illusion and concrete
knowledge. On the life side it produces illumination. This includes the widespread
illumination reflected by our planet in the heavens, as well as that which makes an
individual man a light-bearer, and which will eventually enable humanity, (as a whole) to
constitute a station of light upon earth.
- This quality
is the basic cause of all sensory perception and is the instinctive urge to consciousness
itself, in all its many phases. With this quality the Hierarchy has to work, intensifying
it and giving it magnetic power.
- It is the
high result of desire, which is itself intrinsically founded on the will to form a plan
and a purpose.
instinct to formulate a plan. This instinct governs all activity which, in process of
evolution, divides itself into instinctual activity, intelligent activity, intuitional or
purposive activity, and illumined activity, as far as mankind is concerned. This includes
that department of the  Hierarchy which works with humanity. The higher phases of
planned activity are many and diverse, and are all synthesized under the third ray
activity, at present focused in the seventh ray.
- Viewed from
the form side, this faculty of planning leads to separative and selfish activity. Viewed
from the life side, it leads to a blended cooperation which swings each unit of energy in
every form, in all its subjective and unified aspects, into the task of unification. This
is potently taking place in the world today. It is the tendency to at-one-ment which leads
the human being, first of all, to the development of an integrated personality, and then
to the submergence of that personality in the good of the greater whole.
constitutes the basic cause of evolution itself - individual, planetary and systemic.
instinct is the result of the development of manas, or mind, and the emergence of the
intelligence. It is the peculiar quality or instinctual nature through the means of which
humanity expresses the first Ray of Willed Intent, fostered by desire, and transmuted into
urge to creative life, through the divine faculty of imagination. This urge
is, as can easily be seen, closely connected with the fourth Ray of Harmony, producing
unity and beauty, won through conflict.
- This, on the form side, leads to warfare, struggle and the building of forms which must
later be destroyed. On the life side, it leads to quality, vibratory radiance and the
revelation upon earth of the world of meaning.
- It is therefore the basic cause of that subtle essence or  revelation which is
seeking expression through every form in each kingdom in nature. There seems to be no
better term by which to express this hidden wonder which must be revealed than the revelation
of meaning. This is beginning to happen today.
- It is the result of the ability - sometimes adequate and sometimes inadequate - of the
inner consciousness to reveal its measure of control by the Plan, and its response to the
larger intent. It is upon this response that the Members of the Hierarchy are today
counting, as They endeavor to bring the hidden meaning to the fore in the consciousness of