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Esoteric Psychology I - Some Tabulations on the Rays
References to the Secret Doctrine

Ray I - Will or Power

  • Planet:
    Sun, substituting for the veiled planet Vulcan.
  • Day:
    Sunday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    Orange. S.D., III. p. 478.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Red.
  • Human Principle:
    Prana or life-vitality.
  • Divine Principle:
    The One Life. Spirit. This is regarded as a principle only when our seven planes are seen as the seven subplanes of the cosmic physical plane.
  • Element:
    The Akasha. "It is written."
  • Instrument of Sensation:
    The Light of Kundalini.
  • Bodily location:
    Vital airs in the skull.
  • Plane governed:
    The logoic plane. Divine Purpose or Will.
  • Metal:
    Gold.
  • Sense:
    A synthetic sense, embracing all.

Esoterically, this power is viewed as the life principle seated in the heart.

Ray II - Love-Wisdom

  • Planet:
    Jupiter.
  • Day:
    Thursday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    Indigo with a tinge of purple.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Light blue. S.D., III. p. 461.
  • Human Principle:
    The auric envelope.
  • Divine Principle:
    Love.
  • Element:
    Ether. "It is spoken." The Word.
  • Instrument of Sensation:
    Ears. Speech. The Word.
  • Bodily location:
    The heart.
  • Plane:
    The Monadic.
  • Sense:
    Hearing.

Esoterically, this power is the consciousness or soul principle, seated in the head. [419]

Ray III - Active Intelligence or Adaptability

  • Planet:
    Saturn.
  • Day:
    Saturday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    Black.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Green.
  • Human Principle:
    Lower mind.
  • Divine Principle:
    Universal mind.
  • Element:
    Fire. "Fire by friction."
  • Sensation:
    Nervous system. "It is known."
  • Bodily location:
    Centers up spine.
  • Plane:
    The atmic, or plane of spiritual will.
  • Sense:
    Touch.

Esoterically, this principle of creative mind is seen as seated in the throat.

Ray IV - Intuition, Harmony, Beauty, Art

  • Planet:
    Mercury.
  • Day:
    Wednesday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    Cream.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Yellow.
  • Divine Principle:
    Buddhi. Intuition. Pure reason.
  • Human Principle:
    Understanding. Vision. Spiritual perception.
  • Element: Air. "Thus is Unity produced."
  • Instrument of Sensation:
    Eyes. Right eye particularly.
  • Plane:
    The Buddhic or Intuitional plane.
  • Sense:
    Sight.

Esoterically, this is the pure reason, seated in the ajna center, between the eyes. Functioning when the personality reaches a high stage of coordination.

Ray V - Concrete Knowledge or Science

  • Planet:
    Venus. The Lords of mind came from Venus.
  • Day:
    Friday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    Yellow.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Indigo.
  • Human Principle:
    Higher mind.
  • Divine Principle:
    Higher knowledge. "God saw that it was good." [420]
  • Element:
    Flame.
  • Instrument of Sensation:
    Astral body.
  • Plane:
    Lower mental plane.
  • Sense:
    Consciousness as response to knowledge.
  • Bodily location:
    Brain.

Esoterically, this principle of sentiency is seated in the solar plexus.

Ray VI - Abstract Idealism, Devotion

  • Planet:
    Mars.
  • Day:
    Tuesday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    Red.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Silvery Rose.
  • Human Principle:
    Kama-manas. Desire.
  • Divine Principle:
    Desire for form.
  • Element:
    Water. "I long for habitation."
  • Instrument of Sensation:
    Tongue. Organs of speech.
  • Plane:
    Astral or emotional Plane. Desire plane.
  • Sense:
    Taste.

Esoterically, this principle of desire is seated in the sacral center, with a higher reflection in the throat.

Ray VII - Ceremonial Order or Magic

  • Planet:
    The Moon. She is the mother of form.
  • Day:
    Monday.
  • Exoteric Color:
    White.
  • Esoteric Color:
    Violet.
  • Human Principle:
    Etheric force or prana.
  • Divine Principle:
    Energy.
  • Element:
    Earth. "I manifest."
  • Instrument of Sensation:
    Nose.
  • Plane:
    Physical plane, etheric levels.
  • Sense:
    Smell.

Esoterically, this principle of vitality or prana is seated in the center at the base of the spine.

Note: Esoterically speaking, the planets which are the expression of the three major rays are: [421]

  • Ray I - Uranus.
  • Ray II - Neptune.
  • Ray III - Saturn.

A study of this will make it apparent why Saturn is ever the stabilizer. In this present cycle, the two rays of Power and Love are directing their energies to Vulcan and Jupiter, whilst Saturn's attention is turned towards our planet, the Earth.

Thus we have the ten rays of perfection, the vehicles of manifestation of what H.P.B. calls, "the imperfect Gods," the planetary Logoi. See A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, where this is elaborated. Use the Index.

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