A Myth of Creation: The First Outpouring: Atoms and Molecules … by the Theosophists

Revised and reposted from 30 November 2013

Dear Ones,

This is the second in a four-part series representing a Myth of Creation from the Theosophical school of thought, as stated in “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell. (1)

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FIRST OUTPOURING: ATOMS AND MOLECULES
by ARTHUR E. POWELL

“Continuing now with the creative process, The Third Logos, the Universal Mind, works on  of space – Mulaprakriti, the Celestial Virgin Mary throwing its three qualities of Tamas (Inertia), Rajas (Mobility), and Sattva (Rhythm) out of stable into unstable equilibrium, and therefore into continual motion in relation to each other.

“The Third Logos thus creates the atoms of the five lower planes—Atma, Buddhi, Manas, Kama, and Sthula: ‘Fohat electrifies into life and separates primordial stuff, or pre-genetic matter into atoms.’ …

“Under the directive activity of the Third Logos, the atoms of each plane are awakened to new powers and possibilities of attraction and repulsion, so that they aggregate into molecules, and simpler molecules into complex ones, until, on each of the five planes six lower sub-planes are formed, making, in all seven sub-planes on each plane.

“The matter of the sub-planes so formed, however, is not that now existing: it is the more strongly attractive or cohesive energies of the Second Logos, the aspect of Wisdom or Love, which brings about the further integrations into the forms of matter with which we are acquainted.

“Furthermore, the whirling currents in the atoms, known as spirillae, are not made by the Third Logos, but by the Monads , with whom we shall deal presently. The spirillae are developed into full activity in the course of evolution, normally one in each Round. Many of the practices of Yoga are directed to bring about the more rapid development of the spirillae.

“Thus in every atom lie involved innumerable possibilities of response to the three aspects of consciousness, and these possibilities are developed in the atom in the course of evolution. This work of the Third Logos is usually spoken of as the First Life Wave, or First Outpouring.”

–from “The Causal Body and the Ego,” by Arthur E. Powell, “Ch IV. The Formation of the Five Planes,” public domain, http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/theosophy/Arthur_E_Powell_-_The_Causal_Body___The_Ego.pdf ..

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