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[https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0102/19080127p01.html 1908-01-27-GA102]<blockquote>The course of evolution is this: a Sun, which from the beginning is included in such a system, has at first to throw off its planets, being too weak to develop further without excluding them. It grows strong, absorbs its planets again, and grows into a Vulcan. Then the whole is dissolved, and from the Vulcan globe is formed a hollow globe which is something like the circles of Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, etc.
 
[https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0102/19080127p01.html 1908-01-27-GA102]<blockquote>The course of evolution is this: a Sun, which from the beginning is included in such a system, has at first to throw off its planets, being too weak to develop further without excluding them. It grows strong, absorbs its planets again, and grows into a Vulcan. Then the whole is dissolved, and from the Vulcan globe is formed a hollow globe which is something like the circles of Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, etc.
  
The Sun will thus dissolve in space, sacrifice itself, send forth its Being into the Universe, and through this will itself become a circle of Beings like the Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, which will then advance towards new creation.</blockquote>[https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0102/19080127p01.html 1908-01-27-GA102] explains how a planetary system evolves to a Sun or fixed star and then rises to a Zodiac and can give rise to a new solar system, quote (SWCC)<blockquote><u>What happens when a fixed star evolves to a further stage?</u> Just as the Sun or fixed star existence has risen from a planetary existence, so does its evolution proceed to further stages of life in the cosmos.  
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The Sun will thus dissolve in space, sacrifice itself, send forth its Being into the Universe, and through this will itself become a circle of Beings like the Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, which will then advance towards new creation.</blockquote>[https://wn.rsarchive.org/Lectures/GA/GA0102/19080127p01.html 1908-01-27-GA102] explains how a planetary system evolves to a Sun or fixed star and then rises to a Zodiac and can give rise to a new solar system, quote (SWCC)<blockquote><u>What happens when a fixed star evolves to a further stage?</u> Just as the Sun or fixed star existence has risen from a planetary existence, so does its evolution proceed to further stages of life in the cosmos.  
  
 
.. [ed: follows explanation of the separation from the main planet for humanity with the Sun, because  humanity is not yet at the level and speed of progressed, read not yet of the spiritual nature as the other beings .. this will be also the case during the Future Jupiter stage.]
 
.. [ed: follows explanation of the separation from the main planet for humanity with the Sun, because  humanity is not yet at the level and speed of progressed, read not yet of the spiritual nature as the other beings .. this will be also the case during the Future Jupiter stage.]
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====Discussion of FMC00.077A====
 
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The table also illustrates a perspective on Free Man Creator: it shows how Man on Earth graduates from the lowest levels of CoC (produces by combining existing elements) to the second outstreaming and a higher step of creation: 'letting new structures with new life content arise from existing foundations'. Between Earth and Jupiter therefore Man makes a major upgrade as Creative spiritual hierarchy. As the second half cycle in a planetary stage is where this happens, the MoG also represents this pivotal point where the 'receiving' ends and now an infusion is given whereby Man starts his - albeit very early pre-development in the next cultural ages and epochs - into the higher stages of development that are to develop structurally in the next planetary ages.  
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The table also illustrates a perspective on Free Man Creator: it shows how Man on Earth graduates from the lowest levels of CoC (produces by combining existing elements) to the second outstreaming and a higher step of creation: 'letting new structures with new life content arise from existing foundations'. Between Earth and Future Jupiter therefore Man makes a major upgrade as Creative spiritual hierarchy. As the second half cycle in a planetary stage is where this happens, the MoG also represents this pivotal point where the 'receiving' ends and now an infusion is given whereby Man starts his - albeit very early pre-development in the next cultural ages and epochs - into the higher stages of development that are to develop structurally in the next planetary ages.  
 
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Revision as of 18:27, 22 May 2020

A solar system is created by highy developed spirits that are below the three Logoi and Seven creative spirits, called Prajapatis. They coordinate the process and state transitions between Conditions of Consciousness, Life and Form.

Illustrations

At a high level what happens conceptually is:

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However a more elaborate view on the process of growth or development for all spiritual entities involved is given in schema FMC00.077. See also the Twelve Conditions of Consciousness.


An extended version FMC00.077A provides additional perspectives for personal contemplation (see discussion below) .


Lecture coverage and references

Main coverage is in cycles 1908-GA102 and 1909-GA110, more detail on the process for the highest spiritual beings is in GA089. See also discussion below on FMC00.077A which is central also to the Golden Chain.

1908-01-27-GA102

The course of evolution is this: a Sun, which from the beginning is included in such a system, has at first to throw off its planets, being too weak to develop further without excluding them. It grows strong, absorbs its planets again, and grows into a Vulcan. Then the whole is dissolved, and from the Vulcan globe is formed a hollow globe which is something like the circles of Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, etc. The Sun will thus dissolve in space, sacrifice itself, send forth its Being into the Universe, and through this will itself become a circle of Beings like the Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, which will then advance towards new creation.

1908-01-27-GA102 explains how a planetary system evolves to a Sun or fixed star and then rises to a Zodiac and can give rise to a new solar system, quote (SWCC)

What happens when a fixed star evolves to a further stage? Just as the Sun or fixed star existence has risen from a planetary existence, so does its evolution proceed to further stages of life in the cosmos.

.. [ed: follows explanation of the separation from the main planet for humanity with the Sun, because humanity is not yet at the level and speed of progressed, read not yet of the spiritual nature as the other beings .. this will be also the case during the Future Jupiter stage.]

.. during the Venus-condition our earth will be united permanently with the sun, and during the Vulcan-condition our earth will itself have become a sun within the sun and have something unique to contribute to the sun-evolution .. .. This Vulcan-existence is actually a higher condition than that of our present sun-existence. ..

When a planet has evolved in this way to a sun-existence, what does this sun become in the course of further cosmic evolution? .. .. What is the further stage of such planetary evolution?

.. there arises, as a still higher stage of evolution than that of a fixed star, something what we today call a “Zodiac”.

When beings are no longer restricted to the form of existence belonging to a fixed star but have expanded their evolution so powerfully that it extends beyond fixed stars and the fixed stars lie like bodies embedded in it — then a higher stage is reached, the stage of Zodiac-existence. The forces which work from a Zodiac upon a planetary system themselves evolved, in former ages, in a planetary system and have advanced to the stage of a Zodiac.

And now cast your minds back to Old Saturn, through which the first germinal inception of our physical body was brought into being. Even at its greatest density Old Saturn was not nearly as physically dense as our earth: it was a condition of utmost rarefication where matter was the warmth which today permeates all beings.

We may picture to ourselves that around Old Saturn were the constellations of the Zodiac, but not yet as they are today. The single stars composing the Zodiacal constellations around Old Saturn were scarcely to be distinguished from each other. They glittered only very faintly, like beams of light streaming out from Saturn. The best way to picture this is to think of Old Saturn encircled by beams of light, just as our earth is encircled by a Zodiac. In the course of evolution these light-masses developed into the present star clusters comprised in the Zodiac. Hence the Zodiac has differentiated out of that original ocean of flame. And from what did this ocean of flame itself arise?

It arose from the planetary system which preceded our own. Old Saturn itself was preceded by planetary evolutions in an age which can not be described as “time” as we understand it, for its character was rather different. For the human mind today the concept is so fabulous that we have no word with which to express it. Speaking in analogy, we can say that the forces which preceded our planetary system in an earlier cycle of planetary existence went forth in the light-streams, and out of a small portion of matter gradually gathering together at the center, this first dawn-condition of Earth arose. This was Old Saturn, and the forces contained in the Zodiac radiated down upon it from the cosmic All.

Something remarkable comes to light when we compare planetary existence with zodiacal existence, and two words indicate the difference between them. Everything that is contained in the Zodiac is under the sign of “Duration”; everything that is comprised within planetary existence is under the sign of “Time.” Not even the farthest reaches of the mind can conceive of changes having taken place in the Zodiac. Each single planet may have undergone considerable change through long and greatly differing periods of evolution; the forces working in the Zodiac remain, relatively speaking, fixed and permanent. ... Changes in the Zodiac take place slowly; changes in the planetary world and even in the existence of a fixed star take place rapidly in comparison with what happens in the Zodiac. The difference is always relative. We can say that planetary existence belongs to the sphere of the Finite, whereas Zodiacal existence belongs to the sphere of Infinitude. This, as already said, must be taken in the relative sense, but for the present it is sufficiently accurate.

What has been achieved in a planetary existence and has become sun, ascends to “heavenly” existence, becomes zodiacal existence. And having reached zodiacal existence, what does it do? It offers itself in sacrifice!

Old Saturn, the first dawn-condition of the Earth, arose in a mysterious way as the result of sacrifice on the part of the Zodiac. The forces which caused the first, rarefied Old Saturn-masses to gather together were those which streamed down from the Zodiac, producing on Old Saturn the first germinal inception of physical man. This is not happening at once, it continued without cessation.

What is happening continuously is that within what we call a planetary system the forces which evolved to a higher stage, after having themselves passed through a planetary system, are sacrificed. What is at first contained in a planetary system evolves to a “sun” existence, then to zodiacal existence and then has the power to be itself creative, to offer itself in sacrifice within a planetary existence. The forces from the Zodiac “rain” down continuously into the planetary existence and continuously ascend again; for that which at one time became our Zodiac must gradually ascend again.

and this links to the concept or image of the Golden Chain This is further elaborated in 1909-04-14-GA110 (SWCC)

.. these Beings come into the direct vicinity of the highest Godhead of which we can speak: the Trinity, the three-fold Divinity.

Beyond the Seraphim we have that highest Divinity of which we find mention by almost all cultures and religions as the threefold Divinity — as Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu, as Father, Word, and Holy Ghost.

From out of this highest Godhead, this most exalted Trinity, stream forth the plans for a new cosmic system. Before Old Saturn came into Being, the plan of it had grown within the divine threefold Unity. But the threefold Unity has need of Beings to execute its plan.

and continues

These Beings must first prepare themselves for the task. The Beings who are nearest God Himself, who, as is expressed in Christian Esotericism, ‘bask in the light of God's countenance,’ are the Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones. These take up the plans of a new cosmic system streaming from the divine threefold Unity. This is of course expressed more figuratively than it really is, for we have to express in human words such sublime activities, for which our human language has not been created and is too limited.

No human words exist to express such sublime activity as that of the Seraphim in the beginning of our solar system, receiving the highest plans of the divine Threefold Unity containing the evolution which our solar system has to pass through with seven planetary stages. The name Seraphim has always signified that their task was to receive from the Trinity the highest ideas and aims for a system of worlds.

The Cherubim had the task of building up in wisdom the aims and ideas which they received from the higher gods. Thus the Cherubim are spirits of highest wisdom, who understood how to transpose into workable plans, the inspirations given to them by the Seraphim.

The Thrones had the task — very figuratively expressed — of putting things into action, so that what had been thought out in Wisdom — these lofty cosmic thoughts which the Seraphim had received from the Gods, and which the Cherubim had pondered over, is transformed into active reality. The first realisation of the divine plan occurs with the down-flow of the fire-substance of the Thrones. Thus the Thrones appear to us as Beings who have the power to transform into a primary reality that which has been first thought out by the Cherubim. This takes place because the Thrones allowed their own substance to flow from them, the substance of the primeval original world-fire, into the space, which had been chosen for the new world-system.

If we speak very figuratively we can express it thus: An old solar system disappeared and died away. Within that ancient solar system the ranks of Seraphim, Cherubim and Thrones had evolved to the highest perfection. They then sought out, according to the inspiration received by them from the highest Threefold Unity, a Sphere within Universal space and said: ‘We will begin here.’ When the Seraphim took up the aims of the new world-system, the Cherubim worked out these aims, and the Thrones poured out of their own Being the primeval fire into that space. Thus we grasp the beginnings of our world-system.

Other Beings were also present in the former solar system, of which ours is the successor, but these Beings did not rise so high as the Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones. They stopped at lower Stages, had come over in a condition when they still had to pass through a certain development, before they could be creatively active, before they could offer sacrifice. These Beings are those of the Second threefold Hierarchy.

And this maps directly to the topics of sacrifice, and of the Twelve Conditions of Consciousness

The main reference for this topic is GA110 and the lectures of 13, 14 ..

In GA011 Cosmic Memory more is said about the spiritual beings at the start of the planetary system

The Saturn man was surrounded by eleven other kinds of beings. The four highest had had their tasks on levels of development which preceded the life of Saturn. When this life began they had already arrived at such a high stage of development that their further existence took place in worlds which lie beyond the realms of man. Therefore, we cannot and need not speak of them here.

The other kinds of beings, however — seven of them in addition to the Saturn man — are all concerned in the human development. In this they act as creative powers, performing their services in a way which will be described in the following pages.

When the Saturn development began, the most sublime of these beings already had attained a level of consciousness which man will reach only after his Vulcan life, that is, a high creative (supra-spiritual) consciousness. These "creators," too, once had to pass through the stages of man. This took place on heavenly bodies which preceded Saturn. However, the connection of these beings with the development of mankind lasted until the middle of the life of Saturn. Because of their sublime, delicate body of rays, in mystery science they are called "Radiating Lives" or "Radiating Flames." Because the substance of which this body consisted had a remote resemblance to the will of man, they are also called "Spirits of Will."

Furthermore, 1904-11-10-GA089 (SWCC) provides more insight on how the Logoi and highest spiritual beings create a solar system and why that starts on the arupa plane. See also the section on the elementary kingdoms and the Golden Chain.

Pralaya is a very different kind of activity from that which occurs during a manvantara. It is necessary to go through the nirvana plane between one Condition of Consciousness and another.

There are also great pralayas called maha pralayas. To configure a new planetary chain, the spirit must have gone through the budhi and nirvana planes 'on the other side'. Here the spirits go through the same process between planetary stages as human beings do in spirit land.

When the highest Condition of Consciousness has been reached and atman has shed all vestments (DL editor: shedding budhi, see schema), it will be capable of creating a new solar system. For this, it must first go through two further planes of conscious awareness. ...

  • Our present waking CoC can have an overview of the mineral world,
  • psychic consciousness can overview life,
  • super-psychic awareness sentience, and
  • spiritual conscious awareness of all that is. Atman or 'all awareness' has then reached its highest level.

If atman is to shine out, it must first develop the ability to give everything; it must be creative. lt does so by vesting itself in budhi and manas. It can then start a new cosmic system on the arupa plane.

When conscious awareness will have reached the final level, therefore, it will still have to go through two other planes. The first plane is the one where it does not peel off budhi but adds it; this is called the 'para nirvana' plane. The plane on which the entity descends again so that it may be active on the arupa plane, is called `mahapara nirvana plane'. Two planes that are in opposite positions correspond. The lowest is the physical, its opposite nirvana.

Discussion

The GA011 quote mentions a list of spiritual beings:

  • seven beings concerned with development of Man: H3+H2+Thrones
  • four highest beings: Cherubim, Seraphim and two others

Contemplating the schema and 1904-11-10-GA089 may indicate that, what happens at the level of the Three Logoi and the highest planes cannot be mapped simply to Conditions of Consciousness or hierarchies. When a hierarchy 'rises' in consecutive steps, and passes the sacrifice of 'shedding buddhi' it can then reach the 'reversal' stage after which it is able to start a solar system. This is a flowing back to the Father, (in)to the Logos.

The scarce information available however does not explicitly state how the seven creative spirits relate to the 21 prajapatis and the Cherubim and Seraphim, and how their functioning relates to the different planes (though some info is available).

Furthermore on that scheme, on Future Vulcan man will be able to create entities (re what advanced magicians are able to do using the creative language as in Franz Bardon's 'Key to True Kabbalah'), but Man will not yet be able to emanate substance from own being.

Discussion of FMC00.077A

The table also illustrates a perspective on Free Man Creator: it shows how Man on Earth graduates from the lowest levels of CoC (produces by combining existing elements) to the second outstreaming and a higher step of creation: 'letting new structures with new life content arise from existing foundations'. Between Earth and Future Jupiter therefore Man makes a major upgrade as Creative spiritual hierarchy. As the second half cycle in a planetary stage is where this happens, the MoG also represents this pivotal point where the 'receiving' ends and now an infusion is given whereby Man starts his - albeit very early pre-development in the next cultural ages and epochs - into the higher stages of development that are to develop structurally in the next planetary ages.

Related pages

References and further reading