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|A Treatise on Cosmic Fire - Section Two - Div. B - Manas as a Cosmic, Systemic and Human Factor|
|On the fourth subplane of the mental plane there will be, in
the immediate future, a period of intensified evolution for the units of the fifth
root-race, prior to their passing out of and into another race, globe, chain, or scheme. We
have on the fourth subplane of the fifth plane the center of interest for the present race
and the day of its opportunity. Here can be seen the awakening of the higher
consciousness, and the first ripple of perception of, and vibratory response to, the
causal body. In this  connection, we must ever remember that the periphery of the
causal body encloses the permanent atoms. It is the plane of testing, of the major
initiations of the Threshold; it is the battleground in man, and from this plane he must
secure the right to enter the Path, and procure that control over his lower bodies which
will make him a master, and not a slave.
Thus one could progress the idea and fill many books with suggestions as to that which may be expected during the next few centuries but it does not serve any useful purpose to enlarge further. I might, in summing up these ideas, point out that the immediate future achievement consists in the utilization of force and of electrical energy for the more harmonious adjustment of the life of man.
One or two more suggestions might be made anent the influence of this fourth Ray of mind, and primarily it might be pointed out that more time has been given to the consideration of this Ray than will be possible with most of the others on account of its holding a place of such importance in this fourth chain of the earth scheme, and on the fourth globe, our earthly planet. Each planetary Logos pours forth His influence in different rounds, planes, chains, globes, races, and subraces according to their numerical relationship to the scheme of which He is the vitalizing Life. Temporarily, and as the cycle progresses, these forms become receptive and negative and are thus responsive to the positive influence of the planetary Logos.
One further point I would make, and as it is of an esoteric and occult nature, it can be but hinted at. At the fourth Initiation, the force of the Logos of the fourth Ray is a vital factor in the initiation. It is through the application of the Rod of Initiation that His Life energy is applied to the initiate, or the electrical force that emanates from Him is geometrically circulated through  certain centers, producing the necessitated stimulation. At the fifth Initiation similarly the force of the third Logos may be felt, and at the sixth that of the second Logos, while at the seventh the dynamic fire of the first Logos circulates through the body of the Chohan.
It might be tabulated thus:
Let us now pass on to the brief consideration of the future influence of the third manasic ray of "Concrete Knowledge or Science." As I have elsewhere pointed out this ray concerns itself with the building of form, with the utilization of matter, with the embodying of ideas, or of entities, whether cosmic, systemic, lunar, or subhuman. The planetary Logos of this fifth systemic Ray holds a peculiar position in the scheme of things. He is the embodiment of the fifth logoic principle of manas. His is the synthesizing scheme for the five schemes of the five Kumaras Who are Brahma, when viewed as the sum total of the third logoic aspect, though He is not the synthesizing factor for the seven schemes which are the sum total of logoic manifestation considered as the union of the second and third aspects. This is a point of prime importance to bear in mind. His is the influence that leads to the scientific adaptation of matter to form,  and His is the life that unifies ever the three and the five. Let us see if, by illustration, we can make this idea more simple. He is, as we know, the embodiment of the fifth principle. His influence, therefore, may ever be felt in His numerical correspondences, for He is the Lord of the fifth Ray in the system, and Ruler of the third Manasic Ray when considering only the third aspect. At individualization, or at the coming into incarnation of the self-conscious units, the fifth principle linked the higher three and the lower four. This took place in the third root-race and produced a form wherein dwelt Spirit on the third subplane of the fifth plane. All these analogies will bear pondering upon and the numerical relationship is not by chance. His was the power that acted via certain schemes, chains, and globes, and produced results in the cells and groups of cells in the body of our particular planetary Logos. This is given by way of elucidation, and by ray of indicating the relative importance of the influence of a planetary Logos upon another planetary Logos during different stages of evolution.
This influence has waxed and waned since that time, dying down during the fourth root-race, and waxing steadily greater during this fifth or Aryan. The planetary Logos Whose influence it is has not yet reached the zenith of His power, in this race. For a period immediately ahead His electrical energizing force will pour on to our planet, and will bring about fresh discoveries anent matter and form, and fresh revelations concerning energy in matter.
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