|This development is paralleled on the two higher planes
simultaneously as in the lower, and as the astral senses come into perfected activity, the
corresponding centers of force on the buddhic plane begin to function until the vibratory
interplay between the two is consummated, and the force of the Triad can be felt
definitely in the Personality via the astral.
Again the corresponding vortices on the
atmic level come into active vibration as the mental centers become fourth dimensional,
till we have a wonderful fiery activity demonstrating on all the three planes.
From the point of view of fire, 86 leaving the aura and  its
colors out of temporary consideration, the evolutionary development marks an equally
vivification of the inner heat of the sheaths, or the tiny point of fire latent in every
individual atom of matter. This process proceeds in all three bodies, at first slowly,
then more rapidly, and finally simultaneously and synthetically.
bringing into activity from latency of the seven centers on all planes, beginning from the
bottom upwards, until the centers (according to ray and type) are interrelated and
coordinated. There are manifest thirty-five vortices of fire in the perfected adept, -
all of radiant activity and all interacting.
- The vortices
or wheels of lambent flame become interlinked by triangles of fire which pass and
circulate from one to another, till we have a web of fiery lines, uniting centers of
living fire, and giving truth to the statement that the Sons of Mind are FLAMES.
centers reach this condition of perfection as the Spirit or Will aspect takes ever fuller
control. The unifying triangles are produced by the action of the fire of mind, while the
fire of matter holds the form together in ordered sequence. So the interdependence of
matter, mind and Spirit can be seen and demonstrates to the eye of the clairvoyant as the
coordination of the three fires.
- In the
Heavenly Man and His body, a chain of globes 87 likewise can be seen and we
need here to  remember very carefully that the seven chains of a scheme are the
expression of a planetary Logos. The Heavenly Men are expressing Themselves through a
scheme of seven chains and the emphasis has been laid unduly, perhaps, upon the dense
physical planet in any particular chain. This has caused the fact of the chain importance
to be somewhat overlooked. Each of the seven chains might be looked upon as picturing the
seven centers of one of the Heavenly Men. The idea of groups of Egos forming centers in
the Heavenly Men is nevertheless correct, but in this connection the reference is to the
centers of force on buddhic and monadic levels. 88 
connection with this there is a fundamental point that must never be forgotten: these
seven Heavenly Men might be considered as being in physical incarnation through the medium
of a physical planet, and herein lies the mystery of planetary evolution. Herein lies the
mystery of our planet, the most mysterious of all the planets. Just as the karma of
individuals differs, so differs the karma of the various Logoi, and the karma of our
planetary Logos has been a heavy one, and veiled in the mystery of personality at this
according as the centers are active or inactive, so the manifestation differs likewise,
and the study which opens up is of vast and abstruse interest in connection with the solar
The Fire of the manifested cosmos is Septenary. The Threefold God manifests through the
fire - The seven Heavenly Men.
- Solar fire -
Evolution of the seven Entities through their vehicles developing the seven principles.
- Fire by
friction - The seven chains. They are the seven centers of the Logos.
Man manifests through a chain.
He is solar
fire - Evolution of the life through the forms, developing the seven principles.
He is fire
by friction - The seven globes.
- He is electric fire - The seven solar entities who inform each globe.
Heavenly Man has seven principles.
A Man, the Microcosm, manifests through his vehicles:
He is fire
by friction - The seven sheaths:
- He is electric fire - The monad, a solar entity.
- He is solar fire - Evolution of the life through the vehicles in order to develop the
Plane man manifests in the three worlds:
- Electric fire - The higher self.
- Solar fire - The seven centers.
- Fire by friction - The sheaths.
The Planetary Chains: The seven Heavenly Men - Form, the sun and the seven sacred planets.
- S. D., I, 100, 155.
their names and qualities.
- The seven planetary Logoi, or the seven Spirits before the throne.
- The seven Kumaras - S. D., III, 59, 327.
- Seven solar deities - S. D., I, 114; I, 228; II, 92, 257.
- The primordial seven - S. D., I, 116.
- The seven Builders - S. D., I, 152, 153.
- Seven intellectual Breaths - S. D., II, 332, note.
- The seven Manus - S. D., I, 488.
- The Flames - S. D., II, 258.
They came from previous kalpas. - S. D., II, 99.
Their nature is knowledge and love. - S. D., II, 275; S. D., II, 619.
sacred planets are:
Sun (substitute for another).
(substitute for another).
Uranus are not here enumerated, nor Vulcan. The orbit of Neptune includes apparently the
entire ring-pass-not. Vulcan is within the orbit of Mercury. Each one of the Heavenly Men
manifests through a chain of seven globes.
seven Logoi influence a chain, but one of Them is the incarnating Entity. They influence:
- Some globe
- Some plane.
- Some round.
- Some world
- Some branch
- Some group.
- Some human
In the Secret Doctrine, the Sons of Mind are spoken of as flames. In Stanza VII, 4,
"These are the three-tongued flame of the four wicks. The wicks are the sparks, that
draw from the three-tongued flame shot out by the seven flames. The spark hangs from the
flame by the finest thread of Fohat."