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Esoteric Astrology - Appendix - Suggestions for Students
The Seven Stars of the Great Bear

References in The Secret Doctrine and A Treatise on Cosmic Fire

  1. "The seven Rishis are the Regents of the seven stars of the Great Bear, and, therefore, of the same nature as the Angels of the Planets or the seven great planetary Spirits." (S.D. Vol. II, 332, Note)
  2. "It is the seven Rishis who mark the time and the duration of events in our septenary life cycle. They are as mysterious as their supposed wives, the Pleiades." (S.D. Vol. II, 579)
  3. "The first 'seven stars' are not planetary. They are the leading stars of seven constellations which turn [656] around with the Great Bear (S.D. Vol. III, 195)
  4. "In Egypt, the Great Bear was the constellation...called the Mother of the Revolutions, and the Dragon with seven heads was assigned to Saturn, who was called the Dragon of Life." (S.D. Vol. III, 195)
  5. "In the Book of Enoch, the Great Bear is called Leviathan." (S.D. Vol. III, 195)
  6. "Our solar system with the Pleiades and one of the stars of the Great Bear form a cosmic triangle or an aggregation of three centers in the Body of the One about Whom Naught may be Said...The seven stars of the Great Bear correspond to the seven head centers of this Great Entity." (C.F. 182)
  7. "Vibrations (energies) come to our solar system from the seven Rishis of the Great Bear and primarily from those two who are the Prototypes of the seventh and fifth Rays or planetary Logoi." (C.F. 553)
  8. "Cosmic Avatars 'represent embodied force from Sirius, and from that one of the seven stars of the Great Bear which is ensouled by the Prototype of the Lord of the third major Ray, the third planetary Logos'." (C.F. 723)
  9. "Cosmic evil from the standpoint of our planet consists in the relation between that spiritual, intelligent Unit or Rishi of the Superior Constellation - the informing Life of one of the seven stars of the Great Bear and our planetary prototype and one of the forces of the Pleiades...In this relation, at present lacking perfect adjustment, lies hid the mystery of cosmic evil...When the heavenly triangle is duly equilibrated and the force circulates freely through one of the stars of the Great Bear, the Pleiad involved and the planetary [657] scheme concerned, then cosmic evil will be negated and a relative perfection achieved." (C.F. 990)
  10. "Great waves of energy sweep cyclically through the entire solar system from the seven stars of the Great Bear. The strength of these vibrations depends upon the closeness of the connection and the accuracy of the alignment between any particular Heavenly Man and His Prototype." (C.F. 1052)
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