Mantric Forms connected with Fire

Mantric Forms connected with Fire

August 19th, 1920

Perhaps it would be of value if I touched somewhat upon the part fire plays in evolution and on the various departments connected with fire that may be found within our solar system. I especially emphasize it because in meditation the domain of fire is entered, and because of its prime importance. The departments in which fire plays its part are five. Let us therefore enumerate them. I will deal first with fire in the Macrocosm, and later show its microcosmic correspondence.

  1. The vital fire that animates the objective solar system. For instance, as evidenced in the internal economy of our planet, and the central ball of fire, the sun.
  2. That mysterious something called by H. P. B. Fohat, of which some of the manifestations are electricity, certain forms of light, and the magnetic fluid wherever encountered.
  3. The fire of the mental plane.
  4. The fire elementals who, in their essence, are fire itself.
  5. The vital spark we call the divine flame, latent in each human being, which distinguishes our Solar Logos from all other Logoi, and which is the sum of all His characteristics. “Our God is a consuming Fire.”

All these differentiations of fire are practically differentiations of one and the same thing; they are basically the same though in manifestation they are diverse. They originated fundamentally from cosmic fire found on the cosmic mental levels. In the Microcosm you find this fivefold differentiation again, and it is in the recognition of this correspondence that illumination comes, and the purpose of meditation is achieved.

  1. The vital fires that keep the internal economy of the human being, – the microcosmic system – in full manifestation. At the cessation of that inner burning, death ensues, and the physical objective system passes into obscuration. So it is in the Macrocosm. Just as the sun is the center for our system, so the heart is the focal point for the microcosmic heat; similarly, as the earth is vitalized by the same heat and is, for our chain, the point of densest matter, and of greatest physical heat, so the lower generative organs are the secondary center in the majority of cases for the internal fire. The correspondence is accurate, mysterious and interesting.
  2. The correspondence in the Microcosm to Fohat is found in the pranic currents that, through the etheric body, keep the dense physical vitalized and magnetized. The resources of the pranic fluid are illimitable and little understood, and in their proper comprehension lies the secret of perfect health. We will touch upon this later.
  3. The correspondence to the fire of the mental plane is easily demonstrable. For the work of the Lords of Flame in implanting the spark of mind has so developed and grown, that now the fire of intellect is to be seen burning in all civilized peoples. All energies are turned to the feeding of that spark and the turning of it to the greatest profit.
  4. The fire elementals are known in some measure in the microcosm by the thought-forms conjured up and vitalized by the man whose thought power suffices to do so. These thought-forms, built by the man who can think strongly, are vitalized by his life or capacity to heat, and last as long as he has the power so to animate them. This is not for long at this time as the real power of thought is little comprehended. In the fifth great cycle, which for this chain will see the culmination of the fifth principle of mind, this correspondence will be more understood. At present the connection is necessarily obscure.
  5. The vital spark latent in each human being which marks him out as of the same nature as the Solar Logos.

Here you have fire as it may be seen in the greater and the lesser systems. I would here sum up for you the purpose of fire in the microcosm, and what must be aimed at. You have the three fires:

  1. The vital divine spark.
  2. The spark of mind.
  3. Kundalini, the twofold blending of the internal heat and of the pranic current. The home of this force is the center at the base of the spine and the spleen as a feeder of that heat.

When these three fires – that of the quaternary, of the triad and of the fifth principle – meet and blend in proper geometrical manner, each center is adequately vitalized, every power is sufficiently expressing itself, all impurity and dross is burnt away, and the goal is reached. The spark has become a flame, and the flame is part of the great egoic blaze which animates all of the objective universe.

Therefore, we are brought logically to the position that there will be for these three types of mantrams another mantram which will bring about their union and merging.

You have in fact:

  • • Mantrams that affect kundalini, and arouse it in the right manner. By the power of the vibration they send it circulating through the centers according to their natural, geometrical progression. A secondary branch of these mantrams deals with the spleen, and the control of the pranic fluids for the purpose of health, for vitalization, and for affecting the fire at the base of the spine.
  • • Mantrams that work on the matter of the mental plane, on one or other of its two main divisions, – abstract and concrete, – and which work there in a twofold manner, producing an increased capacity to think, wield or manipulate mental matter, and, acting as a stimulant to the causal body, fit it more rapidly as a vehicle of consciousness, and prepare it for the final disintegration which is effected by fire.
  • • Mantrams that evoke the God within, and work specifically on the Ego. From thence they set up a strong vibration within the higher Triad, and so cause a downflow of the monadic force into the causal body. All these mantrams can be used separately, and achieve their own result.
  • • There are seven great mantrams, one for each ray, that (when used by the Master or by a member of the Hierarchy) combine all the three effects. They arouse kundalini, they work on the causal vehicle on the mental plane, and they set up a vibration in the Triad and thus effect an at-one-ment of the lower, the higher and the fifth principle. This is a reflection of what occurred at the coming of the Lords of Flame. It leads to complete unification, and marks the man out henceforth as one in whom love demonstrates in action by the aid of illuminated mind.

These are the four most important mantrams as regards individual evolution and development, and are well-known to all those who train pupils for initiation. But by themselves, even if discovered by the unready, they could accomplish little, for their use must be accompanied by the power that comes from the application of the Rod of Initiation. This Rod, through its surmounting diamond, focuses the three fires in the same way that a burning-glass reacts to the sun, and causes a conflagration.

I have here given you a lot of information in very few words. The matter is much condensed. It has a special significance for the man who nears the Path of Initiation. Ponder carefully on this which is imparted, for, by brooding upon it in the silence of the heart, light may come, and the inner fire glow with greater heat.

Other mantrams connected with fire can be further enumerated. There are two groups that are contacted by the use of certain rhythmic sounds.

  • • The fire elementals and their various hosts in the bowels of the earth, on the surface of the earth, and in the air above the earth.
  • • The devas of the mental plane, who are essentially the devas of fire.

With the mantrams affecting the elementals of fire there is naught to be said or imparted. They are, in many ways, the most dangerous and the most powerful of the elementals who attend to the earth economy. For one thing, they far outnumber all the other elementals, and are found on every plane from the highest to the lowest. The elementals of water or earth are found only in certain localities or spheres in the solar system, whilst the next most numerous elementals are those of air.

Mantrams calling them, controlling and dismissing them, were in common use among the Atlanteans. The dangers aroused, and the menace stalking the land through the indiscriminate use of elementals, so disturbed the accurate working of the logoic plans, and so displeased the Guides of the race that the knowledge was withdrawn. The Atlantean root race passed away through disasters by water, by floods, by submerging; when you remember that water is the natural enemy of fire, and that the two groups of elementals have no point of at-one-ment at this stage, you may be able to understand an interesting point about the Atlantean cataclysms.

Mantrams calling the fire devas are equally well guarded, not only because of the dangers involved but because of the obstructions in time that are caused when these devas are heedlessly called and held by mantric charm from pursuing their necessary vocations. Under these two groups of mantric forms will be found many lesser groups which work specifically with different bands of elementals and devas.

We have here enumerated six groups of mantrams connected with fire. There are still a few more which I might briefly enumerate.

  • • Purificatory mantrams that awaken a fire that purifies, and burns on one of the three lower planes. This is effected through the activity of elementals, controlled by fire devas, and under the direct guidance of an initiate or disciple for some specific purificatory end. The end may be to cleanse some one of the bodies or to purify a locality, a house or a temple.
  • • Mantrams that call down fire for the magnetization of talismans, of stones and of sacred spots.
  • • Mantrams that bring about healing through the occult use of flame.

The mantrams used:

  1. By the Manu, in manipulating that which is necessary in the moving of continents, and the submerging of lands.
  2. By the Bodhisattva, in stimulating the inner flame in each human being.
  3. By the Mahachohan, in His work with the intelligence, or the fifth principle.

All these mantric forms and many others exist… The first step towards the attainment of these mantrams is the acquirement of the faculty of occult meditation, for it is not the sounding of the words alone that bring about the desired end but the mental concentration that visualizes the results to be attained. This must be accompanied by the will that causes those results to be dominated by the one who chants the sounds. These mantric forms are dangerous and useless apart from the concentrated mental equilibrium of the man, and his power to control and vitalize.

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