Tn every man there only in its iutonsity

,
[taiii~lg

has been implanted
the ~~~ssive I~~imur~

a need for
miiltl,

knowledge, utiljzinh:

differing every
moons

arid

while

of reception find

in impressions) "why".

often

k;ets irlto

an impasse in trying

to

an answer to the question His eyes
are

daTzled

by the bright surfsce

play

of the colours

of multikernel its of

formit.y,

and under the glittering of all that exjsts. sides

he does not see the hidden is so real that

the one-ness modes approach philosophy,

'l'his multiformity

single and times

him from all

-- some by way af logical and feeling. the ages of its one-ness

deduction

others

by way of faith

From the most ancienL life, humanity for it,

down to our own epoch, throughout been yearning itself out into for a knowledge various

as a whole has pouring were

of this

and seeking

philosophies

and religions for

which remain leading

as it

monuments on the path of these searches of unity. join These searches radiate closer

the Path,

to the knowledge of a circle the nearer of the paths

to the Path ,just as the radii into contact with each other, the direction

at the cerltre , getting

they get to the cer:tre. and brings reaches
can

'The goal itself

determjnes

the wanderers

on the oaths to a knowled[;e of the one-Jless which knowledge becomes a reali.ty to the knower and

the dellths

where that to another notions

be communicated 'rho words
and

who has not reached the same stage of development. of conversational. language become dead and empty, himself. to one who

conveying
In the same

nothing
way as

to him who does not carry
the sensabion

such knowledb:e within cannot be imparted

of tooth-ache
36

as not exT)eriencerl to one blind communicated depth notions

it,

a11d joust

the difference

of colours sensatd on or relate being.

cannot be conveyed
CRrlnot be

from birth, to ttlr deal‘,

rind the wc:rIt,h of auditory similarly you canr~oL tell of a man's

in words the The words and

of knowledge which has bectomo part of different

epochs change accordin!,

to conditions

of place

and ti.me --

-2humanity formul$ knowledge has understood more perfect this, and by utilizing c he language language, of symbols and its

than our contemporary generations. understanding

has gone on handing approaching a perfect himself.

down to the succeeding a complete

hndeerybody of it,

the

symbol and possessing synthesis symbol, expressed absorbed of it,

possesses

speaking

figuratively

he has this

symbol within

A

by expressing the path into

the knowledge

of the laws of unity,

has at the sama tie c___^

Side by side with the basic symbols, as if they to it] m-themselves wider spheres, there started up and sprang into existto them other symbols laws and formulae. and for that <$verything in the world

ence insubjection is

one and is governed by uniform put it:

of Hermes Trimegistus cosmos we shall c>cpS&e&.according one was always find

"As abie

reason the "Emerald Tables" , , so below.VtC-'All the laws of the as something of the

in the atom, and in qm._.phenomenon existing to law?> The knowledge

of the laws of the plurality

based on the similitude and vice passive versa.

of the microcosm ("Qe fundamental principles,

to the macrocosm of

man to the universe 7, of the active,

laws of the 3 and of the are

and neutral in everything,

the laws of activity, in arriving

to be found and confirmed ledge of the world's as his

and therefore to avoid

at a know-

structure, nearest

man was unable readily

the path of selfobject of all full of knowledge the laws of of the preBy man will the path

knowledge,

and always

accessible of the action

was always himself, the Cosmo:J foundest

he being

the expression

The formula

l'Know thyself"

is in this

respect

meaning - it

is one of the symbols with

of the knowledge

of truth.

becoming acquainted learn

the symbol expressinK and by mLhas+-l

the laws of creation, he treads us about

the laws themselves,

of self-knowledge, iiy learning and analysis, retrogade

and in this

sense every symbol teaches

ourselves. synthesis and laws.

to tll:~ti~~(;uitih

the lawe or c!volut.Lon a11d involution, eneru and matter,

yes and no, good and evil, also discern

forward

movement, man will He will learn

the reciprocal

action wisdom,

of these

the great as apolied

laws known to the ancient

the law of them

the binary

and ternary

to the Cosmos and oneself,

By binding

-3-

together, tions

and enclosing the circle tk. G+-iC

them within of recurrences

the circle

of eternity that

rind their

manifeatato

within

and cycles

happen according of the place with

law, within time, within

of the spring of spiral vibration

of eternity
and

of our own oneself

the circle

of the strul:gle

on the path to self-knowledge, the path of ccnstructi& under the name of "Solomon's

he with himself,, Seal",

his whole being,

step by step traverses
us

of the great

symbol which has come down to

One may live current going and allowing on within

by these

transitory

dimensions,

giving

ourself

up

to their process

them to carry

us away. to all

But to the whole of this these "it
a

us apart bind

from our will,

wishes"&?e

may oppose

our "1 wishtf, a stru&e dispute, effect, if

together

yes and no, provoke and neutralize

dispute

between two opposites,

of two principles it

is not purposeless, will

them by the ternary';) A great -.--_.._must give a result, a conclusion and an yes, no, dispute, result, i.e. halfl of

and then h elements

be available: into

cthe transmutation the formula. points letion with right

of the binary

the quaternary.) already
speaks

That is the first for their behalf

The second part

of it

and thereby the comp-

out the direction of a circle something or wrong, else, i.e. it gives This

of the solution. something

Every

result

roprosenting turn

new, which in its expressing the formation you like: or other

can act reciprocally conditionally, for which it
that

"Something", promotes

itself

may be was
I

either it.

of that let

produced, urgently

or obstructs need for

Take

any circle

us suppose

my purpose

some information

which I can only

get

from one of my acquaintances. once insulted me, and in order

But I am not on good terms with to apply with to him for my sol&-pride. the required

him -- he having information be many I

have had to sustain other considerations

a tough fight entering into

There might

the matter, etc.,

such as the fear not go into

of a refusal, now. In the

or of unpleasantness

on his part,

which we will

-4-

upshot answer. it,

I resolved If

to go to hlm with is firm

my request

and

at

all

covta

to

get

an

my conclusion will assist

enough not to allow But if

any contingencies under the influence it will

to shake of w

my decision

my understanding.

different errand,

considerations but it may be that

I come to the opposite it will

decision,

obstruct

conduce to the preservation In any case as regards
must be

of my composure it will be

and saving a hindrance. a given

of my nervous Consequently,

energy.

my errand

c every result for. body,

considered

in relation

to what

effect

was produced

But as we are speaking of man's machine, every

about

the harmonic in us must functioning centre, development There

development

of the physical i.e.,

"dispute@'

lead to development, of that formative machine.

to the acquisition in it centre,

of a new, non-habitual thinking

We know that emotional

are 5 main centres: moving and sex.

apparatus,

The one-sided

of any one of them leads will "locks fact
all

to hyperatrophy, aut if all

the type of a one-centre 5 centres by the are developed
3 L)c

man.

be 5 such main types. up" within that he brings into himself his

in one man, he

the pentagram life

and the work of correspondence By ) harmoniously
UJF

f I the of 5 in 1.

5 centres

harmonic

manifesting finished

according
physical type

to law and living of modern man.

he represents

He is the type he can live
just

of the synthesis like

He is one and at the same time 5, for all together. He is a 6 pointed himself star

one of 5 and like of this

and by becoming from all in a life outside

the possessor influences, in himself,

harmoriy and isolating himself personal

in it circle,

by locking he is the of symbols Nor is by those who

up in an independent realization

enclosed
see

of ~~Solcmon*s SealVV. You to the process
can be visualized

how the series

quoted is expounded when applied this
a

we are considering.
and undertltood

full

intorpretat1on. already

It

in this

respect

possess certain an all-comprehensive that

knowledge and understanding. law, is ipso facto itself

But@
all-

symbol that comprehensive,

expresses and for

very reason it

cannot be interpreted (experience), _1

in a way that

is not exhaustive,it

can only be lived

through

->-

I once more return of the physical body already

for

a while considered

to the process by us, and will

of the harmonic

development

remind you thatcccording is a transition of

to the fwda.ment,allaK_of the note lJDol' through octave.

the octave a series

every finished

process

of successive

tones to the "Do" of the next express the law of the septenary, gives the 8 steps of the + ++ t I

The seven basic

tones of the octave

and the Irdol' of the next octave of a complete quaternaries: quaternaries: and si-do, outside. with If octave, do, re, do, re, requiring being

added to complete

the process

the symbolical sol, sol, lah, lah,

expression si, si,

of the binary

mi, fah, mi, fah,

do - In each one of these do, there is one interval: mi-fah

the participation the process 9 steps -

of an outside at the point the ternary

force,

and only from the we shall three step3 3+3+3 get

we consider

of completion, of the ternaries

these two intervals By adding

trinitias.

the top do, we complete with

the process

of the ninth its

Those of you who are acquainted the nine the processes Look into

the kabbalah

may now apply

symbol of in

In interpretating of the harmonization two series thing is

the law5 of active

operation

of the nourishing By the nature

of man's physicallbody. of the thing they speak

these

of symbols.

of one and thxeame ten. The last figure

and in them are given the i.e.,
very

the whole numbers from one to to put it differently, is the of the in up to what

same unit,

or,

aDoI' of the next octave, next cycle. itself all Consequently the figures

the end of the previous, of development from 1 to 9.

the beginning and work contains

the process

of the cycle

Here we step right

may be called which with

the symbolism

of figures.

People

acquainted

with

the system, their study of it,

us in the west bears the name of occultism, the method of operating addition. many people I will this with figures

during

run up against of theosophical state that for

known under the appelation it, but will mereiy

not here stop

to go into

method of the synthesation

of numbers appears

-h-

so arbitrary

that

they regard

it

merely

as a curiulv

process,

but

one

that

is

quite

devoid

of content.

But all

the while of existing

it

has a deep significance things

for

the

man who has come to know the unity thereto, reducing all multiform up with

and who has the key facts which govern them.

cycles

to the basic

The number connects

the geometrical form.

form of the symbol
complete

-- the number in each other. also of the

the symbol pours out into To those acquainted symbolice and form, for of letters with

They mutually

and outline reminder

the kabbalah

I may give a passing of words. symbol.

and of the combined symbolics give a still more perfect

Word, number, It is not possible

when combined, in detail occultism

me to dwell with

on every aspect in its different

of symbolism. parts,

For the sake of those the system and

acquainted of the great alchw,

I can only mention of magic, i.e.

symbols

called

"Tarot?,

and the symbols system,

astrology

each of which represents

a symbolical But C

the path leading this path, its

to a knowledge of the truth symbolism tion.

of unity. with

in order

to tread understanding

must not be approached

a ltliteralll

and interpreta-

As I pointed out, it is necessary to experience them, discover them, and I by delving deep down into yourself to make them your own property3 ghe symbol expressing multitude algebraical solution the laws of the unity of sides formula or points of the infinitely multiform has an infjinite

of view from which to consider of quadratic multitude equations of problems

of the roots

it -2 just as an may be applied to the of the section all ruled

in numbers of an infinite

by the formula. for knowledge,

In the case of one man who already the symbol synthesizes hidden him (these

possesses

the data it

data3. him, into

In another, uncovers

awakens even the processes significance and life

deep down within transiiosed

them and gives language, and may or

to them.

Symbols,

words of our they tarnish

and handed down in those words, give rise to fatal errors

harden into

a Siloment,

in people who do not understand Truth gets encased in a shell a great effort

the symbols of error,

understand enable

them literally.

and to on his part.

the approacher

to get near to it

is required

What monstrous magic,

errors

have arisen

from the symbols and onesidedly, adopted its the thing,

of alchemy, without

particulhrly possessing the
is a

of

in those people who, literally knowledge words, it of unity, delves into

all-comprehensive barricade in its against

symbolst

The symbol

taken by itself,

and taken it

own reality.

A Knowledge of the symbol leaves and does not remain merely

no room to dispute, theoretical,

deepens the understanding on to the real to the realization being expressed veil, result

but presses

of being

able to do, to the result

of knowing and being, and by

of great in words, will find it

doing, is veiled

Pure knowledge is not transferable, by them, but whoever wishes And in this sense it

and is able.to is possible to

see this

transparent. but it

speak of the symbolism even merely thought with simply his this

of speech,

is not everyone who can understand the spoken inner meaning of the and is for

symbolism. spirit

To understand

and its

is possible

only to a certain

stage of development

an effort disputing

on the part

of the hearer.

In those cases where a person by merely acquiring contending anything

in the ordinary he wastes

sense of the words, in vain without

own opinion,

his time

new. it is

In order first

to be able to understand necessary to learn

speech when it

is used symbolically,

of all

and to be able to listen. any attempt will Truth at understanding yield is nothing, literally

In cases of profound is foredoomed favorably, possible this
SO

knowledge,

to failure,

and, at the best, and absurdity. to get at it.

and less and tt is on
is

may lead

to error force
our

taken by force

to him who uses
long because in

Necessity
culture

compels me to dwell
and education it

conditions

of modern

in our nature ourselves, accuracy territory

to aspire

to scholastical fetter right

defini.tions, with

and, without our soi-disant

noticing desire upon its for

it

we unconsciously in that until sphere,

ourselves

from the moment when we set foot For this reason every

we reach the centre. the notion of this

concrete

particular(ity)

communicated

before

of the nature

of the phenomenon or law was formed of our modern reception,

in man, by virtue

psychological

singularity

-Amakes it by that, difficult that for us to be abla to underutrnd and concrete in the full definitions this nntmw. T do not mean on the contrary, of these
anyone

accurate

do not exist;

they do exist, qualities, presupposes concrete cs+L

and possess

sense of the word,

the diversity And if

but not just that

in what and in tha manner we anticipate.

he can wander along the path of self-knowledge, and waiting for them without received, taking any trouble, of all

guided only ;a ."&+.J-m-aA to understand

by

facts +L

indications

he needs first

the meaning of symbolism own effort able and wish will

and always

to remember that

he alone,

and only by his ever be

be able to encompass his aim.

Nobody will

to give him what he has never yet possessed, for

nobody will

be able to

perform All that

him the work which he, and only he himself, can do for him is to jog him on to work, point of view symbolism,

can and must perform. but the work itself received, plays you I the

another

he must do. part briefly of this with

And from this

rightly

jog to our knowledge. one of these symbols

I have in mind presently and would therefore

to acquaint all that

wish that of it

have said

should assist I shall

you to come to an understanding broadly OUtlin8 might

in such a way that

the explanations desirous

serve a8 a jog to those who are of the nature of the laws

of penetrating

more deeply into

a knowledge

and at the same time help occasions given them here.

them to synthesize I Cnow speak It

the material

I have on different of t.h8 law is

of the basic

law of the unit that this

many, the law of the octaves. all-comprehensive, of its gamtjt. properties scale, that

has repeatedly in its

been stated

every process determined

gradual

development,

independently of the T-toned all process the is

is fully

by the law of the construction gamut in its structure

In other of this

words the T-toned law. It has also

shows forth

been said that

every completed

form&d from an elementary phenomenon -process another

phenomenon considered octave, higher

as "do",

and from a derivative according as the

do of the succeeding or involutive.

or lower every

is evolutive scale,

Every note,

tone of the gamut, on as it were a closed a whole

is again

in the same way a whole octave, between two contiguous

sound cycle.

Every interval

tones

is again

-9-

octave.
which

Those intervals be
bridged

between Mi.~~ and r8fah11, and between nsi.rr and I'doll, ln the process we are considering assistance own process conneots all on their own energy from the processes. creation In

cannot

and require outside other

in order

to pass on outside connect their

-- assistance up with processes other

only -- thereby words,

the law of the octaves to the initiated of the octave,
as

of world

and offers the structure

the scale

by which he can pass on and the law of possible for their with
Mm

and makes it

to know everything relations the

and every phenomenon just together with the things of all exists

they are and in all

reciprocal them.

and phenomena connected

And so for

synthesization octave, passing there

knowledge relating a symbol with itself this

to the law of the structure figure.

of the But before

the form of a geometrical of the symbol I shall symbol, and its

on to the description that utilizes

say a few words to other systems

about the teaching that have recourse

relation

to symbolic

methods for that

handing down knowledge.

At the

beginning
Ilnj ty

of the lecture
it. an

I stated

the paths leading
3rd t.0 ~.-.- -.-- i t,.r;_rQ&rp.

to a knowledge of
Anal

~x-0 to ~-__.-

.4 ci Ihfl ra+i i of _____ rrlo -.

the clmer facts from the

they

get to it,

the more they get into and theses in another

contact.

Therefore

theoretical

serving point symbols teaching

as fundamentals of view of theses I have touched

in one direction direction,

may be explained versa.

and vice

That is why the the theory it of the to

on today can be applied

in explaining property

we have under consideration. direction serving

c)wing to this as it

is possible

form an intermediate adjacent dlroctionn directions And instead hopelessly directions.

were as a middle knowledge

way between two of the main chnnrn of the and errors. road, gets

And in the absence of a full

such a mlcirllo cnorso cnrl lend only and to their confusion

to :L constant

and can only lead

to complication

of approaching entangled, loiters

the centre,
about,

a man going the intermediate
and

lTJ.nds no issue. known to us we may name four: of the last know their named we only theor.. Two

Of the principal The Hebrew, Egyptian, know the philosophy,

directions the Persian of the three

more or less and the Hindoo; first

we partially

-lOof the directions hopelessly of the truth time theosophy complete involved resulting from the mixing up of the others, mlxlng, although and which are they contain particles

in consequence of this but failed For this leads

they have received and occultism. knowledge detail

to comprehend,

are at the present of both of them impossible question for of

same reason

the practice It is

without

to disastrous

results.

me to dwell the different

in greater directions

on this

extraordinarily This

interesting question will

and their lecture.

origin.

in due course be that the alone in We will it

made the theme of a separate teaching its whose theory is

I wish to emphasize

the fact completely

now being expounded here by us, is of other now. directions

direction, its

is independent theory

and unknown by us.

not go into

and origin

As in the case of other to acquaint

directions, you with

makes use of the symbolic its symbols. Of course, into

method and I now intend the superscriptions that

one of

surrounding

the symbol have to us* with Its general ex-

been translated structure, pression structure

expressions it

are comprehensible figure,

which links

up, in the geometrical
octaves,

the full

of the IRW of the I am going

is somewhat more complicated you, but it fully synthesizes

than the the internal considered

to set before

laws of one octave in itself, its - that

and of the knowledge of the nature is to say, This existing in isolation,

of the things as it were,

only as regards

processes

and life.

symbol is formed as follows:

The circle is divided into five different parts, 6 points connected by a figure which is symmetrical in relation to the diameter passing through the top point of division and the centre of the circle, and which is drawn, as they say, with one stroke of the pen. Furthermore the top point of division is the apex of a regular triangle connecting up the points of division on the complicated figure. This symbol will tradition. it be met with in the study of occultism either in books or in to it by those
or

the oral

Such tremendous

significance

is attached

who know that communicated For certain translation

has never at any time But allusions

or at any place to it

been published even in occult across

in entirety. reasons of this I shall

are found
come

literature.

not say where,

but you may

such a taken in

vory symbol:

Double binary

of the ternaries,

-11pairs,
big Sree

giving
ternary.

the quaternary
And thlu

is neutralized
Is formed as

into
follows:

an elongated

pentagram by the

Meanwhile formula. 4 small double point outside

you will Nearly triangles all

never find

any explanations are really

on this available

figure,

or on this

the elements

here geometrically: in the form of the the free or if ternary. Only one

connected

in pairs,

the quaternary

binary

of the ternaries

and the big triangle,

of division

is here lacking. of our figure, this formed, quite

There are 8 spices,

we count them by the elongated

of the sketch Evidently

we get 5, which are united delineated

pentagram.

symbol is sometimes that arbitrarily only reproduce

by the septenary a point inside;

which is peculiarly this is interpreted

is to say by a heptagon with and therefore the figure I will itself.

not quote this It is drawn thus

interpretation,

but will

Leaving we will already

aside

all

these fragments

of a distorted

and incomprehensible

symbol, I have 7

now proceed to examine it said that this

in the form in which I quoted it. The octave Together

is the symbol of the octave.
as a

comprises with two

tones and the 8th serves external before shocks to fill us 9 elements. i.e.

repetition

of the first. call

up what we will

the Srgaps"' in the octave,

we have ascent cycle,

Having stopped up the second gap in the spiral "si-dohll, we get in reality being there existence circle what is an already to close the cycle,

of the octave, and ipso facto,

closed this

the ninth

element The isolated

completes

the symbol as a whole. is life flows under consida&tion of the thing on without

of the thing

or phenomenon which

is a closed whcich It

of the process is for

of the change of the itself and

considered, interruption. of division

process

ever renewing

is symbolized

by the circle

of the figure. change symbolizes

The separate the successive

points

of the circle

of uninterrupted

fundamental

steps of the process.

The whole symbol in its

-12entirety a circle, representing self for its is Ildo", is something cycle,
it

according
is th3

to law and which exists 01 our decimal It

whole.

It

is

a complete by its

"rlou~~tlt"

system of numbers, within it. The it

own outline It

a closed is isolated

cycle.

has everything

own existence.

from what surrounds

sequence of the stages of the remaining be?

of the process

must be bound by the sequence of the cycle Where are the places of these figures to fill the circle the binary, of manifestation its up to

numbers from 1 to 9. mentioned it that

I have already

the 9th step being the cycle, i.e. it

forthcoming closes closes

the gap -- I'si-do" which begins basis,

thus completes point.

anew at that from itself,

The top of the ternary

receiving

as a principle, of forms; in the line

the possibility

and incarnation triangle beginning synthesized sounding octave. multiplies

in a multitude eternally

in the same way as the apex of the of its base, and therefore every is

and completion at one point

of the cycle

is found at the apex of the triangle, and end meet, like the circle closes, in the in

in which beginning flow

in the uninterrupted
But the

of the cycle and again

the two "do's" the cycle.

ninth

step closes

starts

Therefore 9. get:

the top point the remaining

of the triangle points will

corresponding
s

to "Do" will

be the Figure . We will

All

be numbered in

1

Let us now proceed try to find

to examine the complex fig&e structure. in all To that phenomena.

enclosed end I will The so-called

in the circle remind you that decimal

and the

the law of its are reflected in vogue with

laws of unity of calculation very imperfectly basis

system

us, is in its

profoundest

principles is built

only very, upon the as

known to us in the theory laws.
Taking the

of numbers that ulrit,
just

of these eternal

as we have dorlc hcra, we must, split

the symbol of the existence

of the whole octave octave

in one note, to another,

in order

to secure a passage from one tone of this

up the

-13unit into
7 parts.

I make the reserve

that

what we understand to the V1noughtl*
of

by the unit

shall

here in its consideration. the primary of the unit, decimal system

symbolical

meaning correspond

the symbol under

Now, in order tone, &.e.

to get the distance

of any one of the tones from number of the seventh part as

we must take the corresponding 2/7,

3/&, and so forth.

Let us work out all

these parts

fractions of reckoning. 0

which are based on the same laws as the whole of our decimal Here is this 1 series:

17 : :

SL : 1;;
In contemplating fractions, running except this series

0,(1&2,67) 0,(28571b) 0,(428571) 0,(571438) 0,(7142&) 0,(657142) 0,(999999)
you will at once notice, that the period of these

in the case of the last sequence, re-establish in their
get, natural

one, is made up of the same numbers number of the period But if we dispose

in a definite

and by knowing the initial the whole period sequence,
fifiyrs,

you can immediately them in a circle broken line,

in full. linking if all

after
i.e.

them up by a closed 9 numbers are arranged

we shsll

a certain

in a circle the closed figure of its
separate

in their line

natural

sequence as we did in the symbol under consideration of the denomination to this figure, seven gives by merely the period us the interior the direction in every by the one

of the period

of the symbol. structure instance. 9.

According

taking in full

as a guide, The unit

we shall

establish

llDohll , or seven-sevenths, enter into

is symbolized

point with

The numbers 3 and 6 also give the independent that if

the period, - the free

which in conjunction ternary of the symbol. i.e. by taking in a whole of which

the 9 will

triangle

I may remark briefly the sum of the correspondence octave, subject
CiDherS

we use the theosophical we shall

addition,

of the period, our symbol, itself i.e.

get 9, i.e.

a whole unit again find octave,

with

in each note we shall

within

to the same laws as the primary is a part. If you will now recall

the tone under consideration

what was said

-lhby me about the sequence of the states
octave and

of the process
IIl2i1uleI’

of the formation
“0 COlW LrucLalI

of the
Llm

will

colu1ecl it symbol with

up WlLh

IArn

111

wl11cl1

figure

of the

the aid of the numbers of the period,

you will

mark

the places form:

of the tones on the symbol and get a sketch

of the octave

in this

That is

how the Its form is

as regards pre-determined

the outside by the fact It is

geometrical that it serves

structure

of

the symbol.

to express to the neutrali& to the of laws and other was

the law of the 7 whereon the octave tone aDoh1', i.e. ing. When it in a certain

is built.

septimal

relative

sense the toneWoh7t may be considered here of applying every substance of various the laws of the octave derived graduations on the basis of density

was a question

structure

of chemical

elements,

was symbolically qualities built
oxygen,

termed a hydrogen went to define it

which

as a substance. substances i.e,

By the law of the 3, it correspondingly structure
termed

up from active , passive carbon and azote

and neutral

(RF nitrogen), 0 CN 3 H

the following

was

obtained:

In the same sense as the tone rlDoh", same time a neutralizer mentioned related of the octave, being

through

being a resultant,

is at the

so, too,

the, hydrogen was at the time and a neutralizer, the synthesis,
oxygen,

as simultaneously to nitrogen.

a resultant

i.e.

it

was

The substance action of three

of hydrogen is substances:

the result the it is built

of the reciprocal oassive carbon,

of the active that is

combined with

the neutral

nitrogen,

to say,

up according

to the law of the triunity.

In the same way, too, completion into constructed

the tone "doh" on the same dots which figure

the apex, marked by the number 9, is in its law and constituting do not enter within into the trinngle the period ties into

9 , 3, 6 binding

one the three geometrical

(as we will

name the complex

the symbol)

one the law of the 7 and of the 3.
mentioned.

'The period
correspond to

does not include

two of the numbers just

Two of them

-16we shall ternaries, west, get a symetrical 3 - triunlty. structure of the three ternaries, i.e.
studied

ternary
with us

of t&N
in the

The laws of symetry

are little

but even so you probobly based on laws, representing

know what is called as asymmetry,

symetrical

asymmetry, that

i.e.

symmetry, examining,

appearing as it

and the symbol

we are now of the that by

does the figure symmetrical

of a perfect in form,
also

synthesis includes

laws of the octaves, asymmetry carrying

while

being

of which we are now speaking

(see drawing). own place,

But that it

is not all:

the gap to what seems to be not its

thereby

shows to him to carry

who knows how to read it, from tlsirl

what shock is needed, and when and wherein, turn explains of the world the circumstance structure,

, to uI30h~~ which in its of the mechanics is,

already.mentioned the in

in the lecture transition

namely that

from rllat' to llsi"

from the point of greater

of view of the difference length than all the other

the number of vibrations transitions in the octave.

of the tones, Almost

as definite

too are the indications

in the

symbol of the shock needed at the gap "mi-fah'c, about in detnil role at present. All

which I am not able to talk

I can do is to remind you onca more of the going on in man and the universe. When

of these shocks in the processes the application form as far It

we were examining
took the

of the law of the octaves as it concerns

to the cosmos, it

following

the step ltSun - Earth*': that the transition inside "doh to sill the Sun's it

was also mentioned

the filling organism; was pointed internal Transition aid, as it

up of the gap, proceeds when it was a question that this

of the Absolute, transition is an

out plainly

act of will. from 'lfah-mil' were, it, is performed mechanically by the

of a special by a series

machine enabling of processes

the "fah"

which enters altering the tonality, with it to acquire the ability energy) for

and without above it, were in this

the properties to
pass

of the ~'Sol" standing (in

and together
Of

on by itself into

the shape as it tone -

a

Store

of intense

conversion

the following

-If-

instance If we will

Ilrnirl.
proceed

The thing
to

is absolutely

the same throughout of the nourishing

all
and

the processes, working of

examine

the processes find

the human organism, here,

we shall

in them - as we have more than once mentioned Let us re-construct the scheme of the working done here. of its Three own

these same gaps and shocks.

of the physical kinds ocatve

body of man in the way that

we have already

of food are taken in by man* (lst, 2nd and 3rd Doh.) The first

Each of them is the beginning

octave,

that

of the food

of the bottom

StOrey

we have examined fully the gap. 'When in its

enough to explain process

the nature reaches

of

of changes it

the stage corresponding it approaches

to the note Ilrnill (3rd rlmirr) it is unable aid, to and

the gap which by itself air,

cross.

The 2nd "Doh",

which comes to its passing over into

which we take in by breathing, rlrell and blending into
the

the 2nd by us

with

the 3rd lrmill is transferred and

3rd "fa". is introduced

The food we take by eating into our
body

drinking majority It

in the overwhelming than are needed. process of

of cases in greater

quantities

cannot be fully

assimilated,i.e. necessary for

the chemical

by which life

the substance

the maintenance

is produced in our body, requires correspondence.

the component parts this let us

to be in strict
take any

To elucidate Kitchen salt

example from chemistry. in certain
circomstancas,

is the natron of natron

union, with

of the mincrcil If we
take

choral

gas ( Na ce ). chlorine, If with

23 lbs,

and 35.8 lbs. household took natron

we shall

get exactly

56.5 tbs. of chlorine case 7 lbs. we
took

salt,

the same quantity of 23# in that In exactly natron,

we

30 lbs.

natron,

instead

would not amalgamate. to 23 lbs.

the same way, if b lbs. of the former

1~0 Lbs. of chlorine would remain free.

In both cases there would be 58.5 lbs,

common salt. to weight property

In other

words natron

and chlorine All

combine in constant chrtmlcfil alomerlta of theirs for

conditions

as

in the proportions of proportional atomic weights

of 23: 35.5. and that

poanoen thif3 gave the basis in the it is with on

constancy,

property

which their organism necessary another, qualitative taken into

were deduced.

Similarly,

the production properties, definite This

of a substance to bring with which as well

which is characterized substance into into

by definite strictly re-action.

the original it centers

correspondence bears on the The food which

reciprocal side

as the quantitative is also

of the phenomenon. from the substance

is

man's organism

converted

produced at the stage the aid of a

of the 3rd *lrnill into chemical enters The final II sill, admixture into re-action substance

the substance

at the stage of the 3rd *Ifall with This means that of assimilation the process

from Itdotr of the air. with of this the process process will

of breathing of food. of the 3rd shock. process,
AS

and digestion at the state a fresh in this i.e. exact

be the substance

which in order

to pass into

the completed 3 octaves

rrdo*t requires participate quality,

the scheme we have submitted influence transition substance affects the final.

shows that result

their

by defining;

its

in the graduated determinants. The

from one stage of stage

to another,

there are everywhere a result

3 must set out to receive and quality exercises that

known beforehand we are considering. knowledge of all

which defines This is the

the requisite

quantity

of the substance without

reason why any breathing will not give the result

an accurate But let

the laws a man can - food

is required.

us even suppose that two of its It determinents

regulate

two of the component parts Here again this will

of the process, not be safficient.

and breathing. necess:n-y

is in such case - the food

to know and to be able - the first Only with

to regulate that

the 3rd determinant

of the top storey 11impressions19. kinds of food,

octave,

which we have here agreed to call correspondence parts of all three

a full

and harmonious

by strengthening result.

or weakening the different That is why all correspondence injury sorts with

of the process and other connected

do we get the required exercises with that

of breathing other processes them.

are not in strict irremediable

them may inflict

on the one doing

The shock

which process

comes from outside, of breathing, bridges this

by the substantial

nature

of the air

in the mechanical to the of the

and which fills

up the gap l*mi-fah" octave.

is similar

shock that development

gap in any other within

And the very process the transmutation

of the octave

the human body, of stages into

of the

"3rd Doh" of food over a series is first similar to the same processes octave its

the trDohll of the next octave, When we constructed ray (passing as follows: according three to the law of subordinate somewhat through the the

in other places. existing world

cosmic

of our already separate

sun and earth), Absolute All Sun All planets stars

tones were disposed original

Then this the triunity octaves,

octave

was split and this namely:

up into

same ray was constructed

differently

Earth Organic &YS Absolute lah sol fah In this storeyed storeyed octaves way the cosmos resembled nature structure of its structure by the threethe same threelife

of man.

Where in the cosmic the gap *qfah-milt that is placed

of the 2nd order, of all

All suns mi re
Sun

under the action together,

influences similar

here come

a process

occurs

to the process - by the

of the passage of food in the human organism conversion of the "Doh" of one octave That
is

into

the Doh

lah sol fah

of the next octave. are outlined that

why at these places in a manner of speaking, very may be that storey

the %achines", similar

are there,

to the human body. "fah-mill

roughly

the process thus: similar

of transition The cosmic llfahll

represented All planets 'fmachinel'

goes into

to the food of the bottom

mi
r-e Earth lah sol fah Organic life of the earth mi re Doh

and begins
iLa begJ.mrlrrg

the cycle
It

of changes.
irr

Consequently,
PCI

at

eountl~

the michirw

*'dohI',

the 3rd "DohI'. of the cosmic (3rd) within

The substance octave,

of the note "So11 the tone 'lrnilc the tone between them as the substance to the air of the

which assists

the machine to pass into filling up the interval

~~fah" (Jrd), and sounding entering into

as "Doh" (2nd) serves the middle At its story

similarly

when breathing.

own place which enters "Dohll,

the cycle

tone of cosmic Itlah", of the machine as first so to say doubled the final sum total cycle

the top storey up with the, In has

joins

which we have not got. rtfah", which

of the process into

come into higher, tona.

the machine as 3rd Wohl' is converted and leaves

the 3rd r*Dohlr an octave to pass into its tonality, the next the adjacent acquires tone, i.e.

the machine as a tone which is able T said that llfahlt, without ability changing to pass into

Before

this

the property into

of llsol",

and also its

lrmjll in the case now considered, food are the cosmic

What I meant by this

as we see, the

machine's sequence, neutralizing, up with

tones IIlahrl "~01" tlFahlt, lllahl principle. with that if will

In the order of their llsol" re-acting some result. the qualities the the (linking It of has

by the law of the triunity and 'Ifah" the passive

be the active, The active, gives

the aid of the neutralizing) out at another is 'lnu, it time

the passive

been pointed the active result If,

the number defining for the passive thus: the

than the same figure may be outlined

- lSNlf, and for IJ

112n11,i.e.

symbolically we substitute get this

in the places that

of these magnitudes

tones

feed the machine we shall

symbol: "fah" 1~ fc which as it

wh%ch at the same time shows that by blending substance with '8s01". the substance but as this

tine substance gives

"lab" process

in the result

occurs within

the octave,

L..

were unfolds when examining tonality,

itself

inside

the tone fffahu in the manner indicated it may be stated of l~sol". the symbol. nearer all that l'fah" w3 thout

for ctrallging

lfdohll, its

the symbol,

acquires

the properties aim of examining

We have in a way bean diverted As a matter of fact, those of of it.

from our original

us who know how to listen As a perfect law expressed synthesis by it, it

have approached contains in itself

to an understanding elements

of knowledge of the in detail By all in

and out of it all that

may be deduced and developed we have just even the smallest oeen saying. part

the most accurate said today,

fashion

I have on in

I have not exhausted In the future

of what can be said to it and dwell on it

the subject. greater detail.

we shall

once more return that

I by no means think aim. with My task

I have been able to explain

anything, of

as I did not pursue that the task of truth. constant of understanding

was to give my listeners

a sensation

which one must approach in order Before to understand closing

the search after in these matters,

the laws

Once more I repeat: efforts are necessary.

the Octave,

I wish to say a few

words on what is Initiation Knower" transfers not peculiar thing

termed ltJnitiation". is customarily to another regarded as some act whereby one man "The

man "The non-knower )I knowledge and powers hitherto any trouble on his part; assigning that it as a

to him and without

which becomes his you will

inalienable already

possession.

But from all that

has been said is no such

by me to-day, transfer constant of truth. ideas

be able to understand, self-initiation, efforts. just
as

there is

and can not be. and stubborn It simply

There is only

which

got by the knowledge

work and constant cannot be transferred,

No one conceals the finest with

mathematical And in are more
you-

cannot be transferred relating

to a man unacquainted

mathematics. matters

questions
COi?IpliGated

to the transfer

of a knowledge of Truth, You have been able

than in the example quoted. of this today. It is possible

to convince

selves standing

to teach a man mathematics, himself. And woe to man, if

but an underunder the

of the truth

he conquers for

-22ingluence results of the poison wibhvut of what seems Truth, a perfect and striving after npracticalll

possessing

understanding

and knowledge of what must be often doing himself better to do

done and how to do it, ' irreparable nothing harm.

he starts

experimenting and it

on himself,

Harmony is destroyed

is incomparably the knowledge. it purpose

at all

than to do without said

possessing

What I have just of symbols into

shows how difficult how little

is to convert there

the language

our own language,

is in interpreting of it. And the

the symbol to a man who has not attained however strange discovery of its it may be, the fact nature,

to an understanding that to,

remains

the sense of the symbol, and received

can only be given

by, him who previausly of his knowledge,

knew already,

and for him the symbol will for the expression with

be the synthesis

the same formula it. Mill

of knowledge as it this

was to him who constructed understand a great

a man unacquainted he is told that for

system of symbols

deal if

the knowledge of unity man is the neutralization into the quaternary or if

by the means of self-knowledge of the binary by the ternary and

and self-perfection and ite realize transmutation the "Seal

in order to close

the pentapram

of Solomon",

I draw thus:

But let body,

us suppose tha-t we are talking and as the law is everywhere How can we translate in order

of the harmonic the stated formula to this

one we apply

development.

the quoted formula to decipher into it? All

in that

relation? impressions, necessary This is

What must we substitute feelings and thoughts

sensations, and incorrect,

of man are divided

correct

ones and useless the binary

ones, pleasant

and unpleasant,

"Pleasure" all life

and pain.

along which all

recepts,

or impressions,

of man, travel*

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