Wednesday, November 20, 2013
THE SOLAR FORCE
"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain lest anyone finding him should kill him." Genesis, Chap. IV
At this stage it is necessary to explain several matters of great importance in forming a true conception of astral law. The reader must not suppose that the planets are the primary causes of the fortunes and misfortunes which fall to the lot of mankind generally. This is by no means the case; for the primary cause has its origin within the soul sphere of our parents. The sexual relationship between man and woman has its laws, its harmonies and discords. It is man's duty to investigate, learn these laws, and follow them, especially so when we bear in mind the fact that there is neither morality nor sentiment in the cold inflexible justice of Nature. "Unto every violation of the law there is meted out a penalty." If the attributes of a thief are conceived, a thief will ultimately be born into the world. It matters not what the circumstances or position in life may be, that individual so conceived will be a thief in his heart, and will commit thefts upon some plane or other. Remember, there is no real difference, except in magnitude, between the man who legally by some commercial sharp practice steals a railroad; and the one who, to support his position in life and before the world, lives above his income to the detriment of his creditors; or the poor devil who, under the influence of criminal temptations, robs a bank or steals your watch. All three, when viewed in their true light, are natural born thieves, and each equally deserving, if justice were impartial, of the same term of penance in the house of correction. The false glamour and artificial conventionalities of modern society, however, praise and bow down in adoration to the gifted railroad thief; they pity and condole as unfortunate the man who, by living above his honest income, terminates his career in bankruptcy; but they, with neither pity nor mercy, hurry off to the jail and the treadmill the poor wretch who steals a watch or robs a bank of a few paltry dollars when, as a rule, it is this one who is most deserving of our sympathy. Ignorance and a neglected childhood may have intensified the evil influences of his conception and birth to an inconceivable extent, and he might, if the world would only let him, become a better and wiser man. It is equally in accordance with the same immutable laws that every species of crime is born into the world. When inflamed passions and cruel thoughts are latent within us, and remain uncontrolled by the higher self during the conjugal union, we must not be surprised if a child with a similar nature is conceived. When such is the case, there is no benevolent God to graciously interfere and prevent a criminal from being launched upon society.
Man has the privilege and possesses the possibilities of choosing the good, and preventing the conception of evil. Therefore if he, either from choice or ignorance, prefers to risk all the natural consequences, Mother Nature, who is no respecter of persons, will write murderer across the brow of the unborn infant in characters as indelible as the mark she inflicted upon Cain.
When the embryonic potentialities of a human soul are launched forth into the matrix they remain there, slowly evolving their organic powers, and are imprisoned within the womb until their magnetic as well as their physical, period of gestation is completed. Nor is it possible for a child to be born and live until the astral influx corresponds exactly to the external polarity of the soul. Only when the heavens are harmonious can that which we term good become manifest upon the earth. Under the opposite condition of the heavens, evil, so called by comparison, becomes externalized.
From the foregoing it will be seen that we are, to a very great extent, what the ignorance or wisdom of our ancestors have made us. As the world progresses, mankind obtains more knowledge. Thus do the rising generations become wiser than their parents. This mental evolution moves forward until the intellectuality of the race becomes exhausted; then, for a time, mankind remains stationary, and at length declines from the summit of its genius to relapse into an ignorant barbarism; when, having regained a supply of latent mental force, the race once more advances, ultimately, to attain unto a still greater perfection than before. Thus do intellectual forces correspond in their apparent motion to the motions of the planets, becoming alternately direct, swift, stationary and retrograde. Men,, like planets, have their times of germination, growth, maturity and decay, and races are no exception to this universal law of change. They move in greater cycles only. Their climax of civilization corresponds to the flowering season of the vegetable kingdom; then they run to seed and decay. But in the same racial soil is treasured up the precious seed from the flowers, which, lying dormant, awaits the necessary magnetic and spiritual conditions for its glorious unfoldment.
The stars and planets are the magnetic instruments of the seven creative principles. They influence externally, by their attractive sympathies and repulsive antipathies, the cosmic life forces and physical organisms of precisely the same objects, which, in the realm of spirit, are controlled by their celestial progenitors. By this we mean that the various physical orbs, calls planets, stars, etc., act as so many magnetic centers. They are magnetic by solar induction. The sun, itself, is not magnetic, but positively electric. This mighty electric force acts upon the planets precisely the same as an electric current acts upon a piece of soft iron. When a piece of iron is charged with electricity it becomes at once a magnet, its power depending first upon its mass and secondly upon the strength or intensity of the electric current. Shut off the current and the iron ceases to be a magnet. Remove the sun from our system and the planets will immediately lose their peculiar physical influence. Modern science, we know, would contradict this assertion, but Occult science proclaims it to be an absolute fact.
The Light of
by Thomas H. Burgoyne
- to be continued -