|In all thoughts concerning these energies it should be
remembered that they are passed to us, through, or rather  constitute the bodies of,
certain lives whom we call the devas, in their greater and lesser groups, and that
therefore we are all the time working in the bodies of lives and hence influencing them.
Some of you therefore who have made a study of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire may
find it of value to note the following items of information:
- The lowest types of devas or builders on the evolutionary Path are violet devas; next
come the green, and, last of all, the white devas. These are all dominated by a fourth and
special group. These control the exoteric processes of physical plane existence.
- It must not be forgotten, however, that, on a lower scale of the evolutionary ladder,
are other groups of lives, wrongly entitled devas, which work in obedience to the law, and
are controlled by the higher entities. There are, for instance, the denser forms of
gaseous life, termed often salamanders, the elementals of the fire. These are directly
under the control of the Lord Agni, Lord of the mental plane, and, in this mental age, we
have the element of fire entering into the mechanics of living as never before. Eliminate
the products which are controlled by heat and you will bring our civilization to a stop;
you will bring all means of transportation to an end and all modes of lighting; you would
throw all manufactories into the discard. Basically again, these fiery lives, are found in
all that burns, and in the warmth that holds all life formation on earth and causes the
flourishing of all living things.
- Under the Law of Correspondences the mental plane has an analogy in the third subplane
of the physical plane, the plane into which science is now entering. Mind has, for its
main expression in the material world what we call our scientific civilization.
- Agni rules on the mental plane, and has domination likewise on the third subplane of the
etheric planes. He  is the Lord of the fifth or mental plane, counting from above
downwards, if one must employ these terms for the sake of symbolism. For this world cycle,
Agni is the dominating influence, though Indra, Lord of the buddhic or intuitional level
has a subtle control which is steadily waxing stronger. All humanity is striving towards
the fourth plane of union between the three higher and the three lower, but, at this
present moment, the plane of mind or of fire is the most important.
- We need to remember that just as in particular incarnations, men are focused or
polarized in various bodies - sometimes the astral and sometimes the mental - so at this
time one might infer that our planetary Logos Himself is focused in His mental Body. He,
it has been said, is striving towards the fourth cosmic initiation, which makes possible our
attainment of the fourth Initiation, for He carries us forward with Him, and, on our
particular level, we achieve as cells in His Body.
- As time progresses, Indra will swing into control and the age of air will be ushered in.
More and more as the buddhic principle manifests and at-one-ment is achieved shall we see
this age of air coming into being. A corroboration of this can be seen in the gradual
control by men of the air. In an esoteric sense, all in the future will become lighter,
more rarefied and more etherealized. I am choosing my words with care.
- "Our God is a consuming Fire" refers primarily to Agni, the controlling factor
in this age. The devas of the fire will play an increasingly important part in all earth
processes. To them is given the work of inaugurating the New Age, the new world and
civilization and the new continent. The last great transition was governed by Varuna.
- Agni controls not only the fires of the earth and rules the mental plane but he is
definitely associated with  the work of arousing the sacred fire, the kundalini. Note
how the correspondence works out. A great part of the fifth root-race, three-fifths
perhaps, stand close to the Probationary Path, and with the coming in of the new age and
the advent of the Christ in due time and in His own place (note the care with which I
express this; dogmatic assertions in terms of men's concrete minds are inadvisable) many
will find it possible to make the adequate extra effort, entailed in the taking of the
first major Initiation. They will begin to pass from the fifth to the fourth plane. The
Lord of Fire will achieve his peculiar work for this cycle by arousing the fire of
kundalini in the large numbers of those who are ready. This will be begun in this century,
and carried forward actively for the next one thousand years.
In your work you may later be shown - all depends upon your aptitude - methods of
approach to these dominating forces, but this will come subjectively and not
through magical work and formulas. The attainment of a right vibration will work
automatically in the production of right conditions and right rapports.