|Therefore we have:
The lower quaternary.
- Monad, the microcosmic absolute.
The one and only.
- The monadic trinity.
First aspect - Atma or spiritual will.
Second aspect - Buddhi, the Christ principle.
Third aspect - Manas, or higher mind.
- The Son aspect in objectivity.
The body egoic or causal body.
1. The mental body.
2. The astral or emotional body. 8
3. Prana, or vital energy.
4. Etheric body.
The microcosm reproduces the solar system in miniature. The above deals with the
objective forms, corresponding to the sun and the seven sacred planets. But the exoteric
form is paralleled by a psychic development which we call the seven principles. Man
develops seven principles, which might be enumerated as follows:
- Active intelligence.
- Latent love-wisdom. 
(The psychic nature of the Monad is twofold.)
- The principle of atma. Spiritual nature. Will.
- The principle of buddhi. Love nature. Wisdom.
- The principle of manas. Intelligence nature, Activity.
Note here that the three principles in terms of the Triad with the two synthesizing
principles on the plane of the Monad, make five principles and give the key to H.P.B.'s
numbering in certain places. We might express it thus:
- The Absolute
- The Monad.
- 1. Prakriti
- Active intelligence. The Divine Manasaputra.
2. Purusha - Love-Wisdom. The Vishnu aspect.
On the plane of objectivity - The
- 3. Atma.
Kama-manas - That blending of the mental and desire element that forms the
personality or common brain-intelligence of the man.
"The energies that express themselves through the lower kinds of mental matter are
so changed by it into slower vibrations that are responded to by astral matter that the
two bodies are continually vibrating together, and become very closely interwoven."
- The Ancient Wisdom by Mrs. Besant
- "There are two main cosmic principles in nature:
- Active and passive, male and female. - S. D., II, 556. I, 46.
- Buddhi and mahat. See also S. D., I, 357. II, 649. III, 273.
- These higher principles united produce the three and the seven. - S. D., I, 46.
Ideation, focused in a principle results as the consciousness of the individual. - S. D.,
- They are
called the three Rays of Essence and the four Aspects. - S. D., I, 147.
- They can be
called the three Vehicles with their three Aspects and Atma. - S. D., I, 182.
- They are
also called the three-tongued Flame of the Four Wicks, - S. D., I, 257.
This is true cosmically and humanly.
- The Principles of the Logos - the seven Planetary Logoi. - S. D., I, 358, 365.
- The Principles of the planetary Logos - The vehicle called a chain. - S. D., I, 194,
196. II, 626.
- The Principles of man - The different vehicles.
Note also: - S. D., I, 176, 177. II, 630, 631. I, 189.
Summation: - S. D., III, 475.
principles are the manifestation of the one Flame. - S. D., I, 45. III, 374.
- Appropriation by the individual of a vehicle produces a display of energy of any
particular plane. This energy will be of a peculiar color and quality, according to the
Note also the function of the Gods in furnishing man with his principles. - S. D., I. 308.