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Initiation, Human and Solar - Chapter XVI - The Imparting of the Secrets
The subjects on which this secret throws a flood of light are:
  1. Sex on the physical plane. It gives us a key to the mystery of the separation of the sexes in Lemurian days.
  2. The balancing of forces in all departments of nature.
  3. The clue as to which Scheme forms with ours a duality.
  4. The true name of our Planetary Logos and his relation to the Solar Logos.
  5. "The Marriage of the Lamb" and the problem of the heavenly bride. A clue to this lies in the solar system of S... which must be read astrologically.
  6. The mystery of the Gemini, and the connection of our particular Planetary Logos with that constellation.

On a lesser scale, and in relation to the microcosm, the following subjects are illuminated when the initiate receives the second great secret, or the fourth which includes the earlier lesser ones:

  1. The processes of at-one-ment in the different kingdoms of nature. The bridging between the kingdoms is shown him, and he sees the unity of the scheme.
  2. The method of egoic at-one-ment is seen clearly revealed, and the antahkarana is shown in its real nature, and having been thus revealed, is dispensed with.
  3. The essential unity existing between the Ego and the personality is seen.
  4. The relation of the two evolutions, human and deva, is no longer a mystery, but their position in the body of the Heavenly Man is seen to be a fact. [174]

One could go on emphasizing the multiplicity of matters which the mystery of polarity, when revealed, makes clear to the initiate, but the above suffices. This secret concerns primarily the Vishnu, or second aspect. It sums up in one short phrase the totality of knowledge gained in the Hall of Wisdom, as the earlier secrets summed up the totality achieved in the Hall of Learning. It deals with consciousness and its development by and through the matter aspect. It concerns literally the unification of the self and the not-self till they are verily and indeed one.

At the fifth initiation the great secret which concerns the fire or spirit aspect is revealed to the wondering and amazed Master, and he realizes in a sense incomprehensible to man the fact that all is fire and fire is all. This secret may be said to reveal to the Initiate that which makes clear to him:

  1. The secret name of the Planetary Logos, thus revealing one syllable of the name of the Solar Logos.
  2. The work and method of the destroyer aspect of divinity.
  3. The processes whereby obscuration and pralaya are induced.
  4. The mathematical formula which sums up all the cycles of manifestation.
  5. The triple nature of fire, and the effect of the great fire upon the lesser.

As this Shiva, or first, aspect is the one which will arrive at perfection, or, rather, come within the reach of comprehension within the next solar system, it profits not to continue considering this secret. The following tabulation may make the whole matter clearer to the mind of the student: [175]

Secret of Initiation Logos Concerned Source of Energy
Fohat Third Brahma Creator Physical Sun Seven, Six, Five
Polarity Fourth Vishnu Preserver Subjective Sun Four, Three
Fire Fifth Shiva Destroyer Central Spiritual Sun Two
As the student will observe, the source of the particular energy concerned is one aspect of the sun.

At the sixth and seventh initiations two more secrets are revealed, one - a lesser secret - preparing the way for the revelation of the fourth. Only four secrets of a major order are revealed to initiates on this planet, and herein lies the clue to our position in the scheme of solar evolution. There are only five secrets altogether, of a major kind, revealed in this solar system, owing to the fact that this is a system wherein pre-eminently the fifth principle of mind forms the basis of unfoldment. This fifth revelation is only imparted to those who pass to the Schemes of synthesis. [176]

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