|2. The Causes Producing World Glamor
causes producing world glamor can be divided into three groups: 
initiated by humanity itself.
induced by any individual person which are, nevertheless, founded and based in the two
above groups of conditioning factors.
Planetary Causes. These causes are two in number and beyond your finite
comprehension. I only state them and ask you to accept them as reasonable speculations and
possibly accurate hypotheses:
- Causes inherent in substance itself. The atoms of which all forms are made have been
inherited from an earlier universe or solar system and are, therefore, tinged with or
colored by the results of that great creative manifestation. The effects produced in that
expression of divine existence constitute predisposing factors or initiating causes in
this solar system and planetary life. These conditioning and inherited factors cannot be
evaded. They determine the nature of the life urge, the trend of the evolutionary
unfoldment, and the innate tendencies which all forms possess, such as the capacity to
grow and to unfold, to orient the type and to express in time and space the archetype or
pattern, and to outline and determine the structure of the kingdoms into which science
divides the natural world. These are but a few of the innate, inherent characteristics of
substance itself, inherited and conditioning our present manifestation of divine life.
- The life or manifestation of the planetary Logos, the "One in Whom we live and move
and have our being," is determined by His Own Nature. To us, that great Life embodies
perfection and the qualities which distinguish Him are those to which we direct our
highest  aspiration. But, from the angle of Those Lives Who are ahead of Him upon the
cosmic path (I speak symbolically and in terms of human experience) He is among the
"imperfect Gods." These imperfections, hindering unfoldment or the perfect
expression of divine energy when brought into conjunction with the inherited qualities and
biases of the substances through which He must express His life, His purposes and
intentions, produce the "seeds of death and of decay" which characterize our
planetary evolution in all the four kingdoms in nature. They create the obstacles,
obstructions and hindrances against which the soul in all created forms must struggle,
gaining strength and understanding thereby and eventual liberation.
the two major planetary causes. They cannot finally deter the soul from emancipation but
they can and do hinder and delay. It is useless for men to speculate upon these hypotheses
with their present inadequate equipment and type of brain. Nothing would be achieved and
you would be none the wiser.