|CHAPTER IV - THE SACRED AND NON-SACRED PLANETS
is, as you may imagine, little that I can say on this matter for it concerns one of the
great and major mysteries of initiation. It deals with and is related to the spiritual
status of the planetary Logoi, those great Beings in Whom all forms of life on all planets
live and move and have their being. It is concerned with Their point in evolution, with
Their goals and objectives upon the cosmic Path and with the initiation for which They -
in Their incomparable and incomprehensible livingness - are preparing.
Basically it might be said that a planet is regarded as "sacred" when its
informing spiritual Life has taken five of the major cosmic initiations and that a
"non-sacred" planet is one whose planetary Logos has not taken these
initiations. This is an inadequate definition and is only in any way to be understood, if
you bear in mind that initiation is a process of developing inclusiveness.
of a non-sacred planet is becoming inclusive in His consciousness to all that
is found within the solar ring-pass-not. He is establishing an esoteric
"understanding relation" with all that lives within the body of manifestation of
a solar Logos and is likewise registering a sensitive response to the quality of the Life
which informs the Sun, Sirius. He has taken three cosmic initiations.
of a sacred planet transcends the knowledges, reactions and responses which are purely
those of the solar system, is conscious of or vitally responsive to the life of Sirius and
is beginning to respond consciously to the vibratory influences of the Pleiades. You need
here to bear in mind in this connection that the Pleiades - though they are regarded as
embodying the matter aspect in manifestation - are in reality and literally the expression
of that Principle of Life which we call vitality, prana in its various stages or degrees,
ether or substance.
is becoming inclusive in the planetary sense; the five major initiations which
he eventually takes give to him a range of awareness which is infinitely beyond anything
of which he can conceive at present. These initiations endow him with the "freedom of
the planet." He is then responsive to all states of consciousness within the
planetary ring-pass-not, and is becoming sensitive to extra-planetary perception. 
The Logos of a sacred planet has taken five cosmic initiations.
of a solar system is esoterically called the "Sacred Triangle of
all-inclusive Force" because this great Being includes within His focused awareness
the fields of expression of the Great Bear, the Pleiades and Sirius. They are to Him what
the heart, the head and the throat centers are to the developed initiate on this planet.
He has taken those initiations of which the highest initiate upon our Earth has no
faintest conception. Forget not, that I have told you elsewhere that there are divine
aspects and divine characteristics which are  as yet totally unrevealed even to the
most advanced humanity. No human being of a lower degree to that of the third initiation
can even faintly sense and dimly react to these underlying factors in the existent divine
manifestation. Today, the significance of will and its distinction from
determination, strength and fixed intention is only just beginning to be understood. Just
as a discussion of the intuition or of the nature of the eternal revelation would be
utterly meaningless to the savage in the darkest part of the undeveloped areas of the
world, so would a discussion of these unknown divine attributes be equally meaningless to
you. All that you can comprehend (and that with the utmost difficulty) is the three divine
aspects - will, love and intelligence. There are others, for our Logos is a sevenfold
Being and four remaining aspects are as yet unrevealed to humanity, though sensed by the
Hierarchy. These are "objectives of esoteric spiritual attention" by the Logoi
within the solar ring-pass-not.
see, therefore, that the section of our teaching upon which we are now entering will be
necessarily brief, because we shall be dealing with factors which must remain
incomprehensible. It is consequently a waste of your time and mine to do more than touch
very briefly upon such matters.