On Planets and planetoids
The Tibetan saw Pluto as a “planet”. These lesser spheres, lesser in stature than a full Planet, are outposts for intermediate planetary logi and indeed are vehicles that serves as some extra specific function as part of the solar body. All are graded by consciousness and therefore entail rank and status. No amount of human concrete astronomical wrangling can demote or make lesser any planet. Eris is regarded as being slightly larger than Pluto and therefore a planet.
Planetoids: “not large enough to be regarded as planets” The Tibetan. TCF 1176.
“The planetoids, and all forms of lesser independent life than a planet.” TCF 1196.
“The planet Pluto” RI 96.
According to this planetary size reference, the ageless wisdom of Alice Bailey/The Tibetan would allocate Eris and Pluto as a planet and the other bodies as being planetoids “not large enough to be regarded as planets.” If Eris is three times the distance from the sun as Pluto and regarded as signifying discord or strife, then it may be that it is related to the lower aspect as is Pluto. It might equate as subsidiary to Pluto as a lesser planetary lord.
Ceres is mentioned in the Secret Doctrine as follows… “as huge as Saturn, or as tiny as Ceres”. If Ceres is twice as small as Pluto it probably is a planetoid with ‘analogous‘ responsibilities to a planet. I found the propositions of Bodes law of great interest. Ceres for instance is associated with the Goddess of harvest and Virgo, the plant kingdom and motherly love according to the Secret Doctrine. We recall that DK states that there is an occult reason how the planets or indeed in this proposed case of planetoid, are given names.
Regarding the forerunner of the satellite telescopes and the measuring of the spectrum’s. If recalled correctly it was Edison or Keeley that first pioneered such an instrument though it was possibly left undeveloped for some reason. Today such instruments are almost regularly discovering new planets in other solar systems, planets very like Earth.
On a point of interest, DK informs us in TCF that the radiators of heat radiate into the system certain pranic energies. This involves the rotary motion of atomic matter and of the lower self. The absorbers or absorbing planets absorb the physical etheric energy of the lower manifesting body of a planet and absorb also the egoic energy. The dual activity of radiating and absorbing entails theoretically the transmutation of the non sacred to a sacred body. The aforementioned ‘synthesizing planets’ synthesis or absorb the already transmuted planets. This applies to constellations as might be thought.
On the status of Pluto. A planetoid is clearly a form or body of expression of a lesser logoic life than a planet. Maybe an intra planetary life in training or progress towards assuming full planetary command responsible for evolutions corresponding to the evolutions on other planets. In the mean time the planetoid logi are responsible for evolutions only “analogous” to the kingdoms of planets. The meaning or distinction between Correspondence and Analogous should here be noted. Pluto is a planet and should not be regarded otherwise, occulty speaking. Exoteric science and thought cannot of course know of this occult distinction. JPC.
The Lure of Mars: Why Humanity Keeps Going Back
Life on Mars and Dragon Version 2, V2 spacecraft. In consideration of WW2 Nazi V1,V2,V3 weapons/rockets, inc NASA Saturn V rocket technology development as derived from Baron Magnus von Braun SS officer/NASA commander/developer/director and the “chimeras of an unenlightened intellect” according to the Tibetan DK.
Today’s thoughts of a manned mission to Moon and Mars with lab and living quarters is purely the original idea of Freiherr Von Braun. We should at this point bear in mind that he was no disciple but a Nazi scientist prostituting science as DK told us, and could have left Germany as did Einstein who was a disciple.
The early Saturn rocket was a converted ICBM inter-continental ballistic missile developed by Braun and German scientists in USA to 1958… “In July of 1969, Werhner von Braun saw his lifelong goal of putting a man on the moon come true. To honor the occasion, President Richard Nixon invited Von Braun and his wife to a dinner at the White House.” “For fifteen years after World War II, Von Braun worked with the U.S. Army in the development of ballistic missiles.” The Nixon / von Braun association is notable. JPC.”When the American army caught up with von Braun in 1945 – and they had instructions to ensure they did so before the Russians got him – he, along with most of his team, were spirited away by the O.S.S. back to America where they were put to work on the development of the US Army’s ballistic missile programme.
By the late 1950s Wernher, now living in Huntsville, Alabama, was busy developing the Explorer satellite, the Jupiter-C, the Pershing, and the Saturn rockets. By the 1960s he’d also helped develop the Skylab – the worlds first space station. He later became director of NASA’s Marshall Flight Centre.
In the early years of von Braun’s work in the US he employed V1 designer, Robert Lusser, as a member of his team. Lusser’s partner, Fritz Gosslau, stayed in Germany after the war, where he designed motorcycles, eventually becoming a director of Junkers.
Dr Wernher von Braun died in 1977. Lusser in 1969, and Gosslau in 1965. All three changed the future of aviation and space travel.”
“Few cities of any size in Europe are left intact, and many of them are reduced to rubble. The people of Europe are homeless on a very large scale. Privacy has disappeared; people are herded together in the towns and villages which are left. For example, seventeen thousand homes were destroyed or seriously damaged in Great Britain by the robot bombs, sometimes at the rate of 800 every twenty-four hours, and this without actual invasion.” POH intro 1944. Original edition.
“…which obsessed the German people and directed the Japanese people, and which worked through barbarity, murder, sadism, lying propaganda and which prostituted science to achieve their ends.” EXT 489.
“The totalitarian powers have turned the world into one armed camp – for offence or defence.” EXT 184.
NASA space suits and Hubertus Strughold also US air force
The robotic invasion of Mars continues.
Two spacecraft are scheduled to arrive in orbit around the Red Planet over the next week: NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution probe (MAVEN) will get there Sunday night (Sept. 21), and India’s Mars Orbiter Mission should follow suit on Wednesday (Sept. 24).
The duo will join three operational spacecraft already circling the Red Planet, whose surface also hosts two active rovers — the golf-cart-size Opportunity and its 1-ton cousin, Curiosity. And more Mars missions are in the offing; NASA plans to launch a lander called InSight in 2016 and a sample-caching rover in 2020, while the European Space Agency will loft an orbiter and a rover in 2016 and 2018, respectively. [Mars Explored: Missions Since 1971 (Infographic)]
The solar system is full of interesting and exotic worlds. Saturn’s moon Enceladus and the Jovian satellite Europa, for instance, both harbor potentially habitable oceans of liquid water beneath their icy shells. So why does Mars continue to get so much attention?
Mars ‘canals’ and the possibility of life
The fascination with Mars goes back at least a century, to observations made by astronomer Percival Lowell, said Richard Zurek, chief scientist for the Mars Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.
Lowell spent a great deal of time studying Mars in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and he became convinced that he saw “canals” on the planet’s surface — vast systems of earthworks that he believed an intelligent civilization had built. Lowell popularized this hypothesis in several books, including “Mars and Its Canals” (1906) and “Mars as the Abode of Life” (1908).
“That idea of life elsewhere in the solar system is, I think, a huge claim on our attention,” Zurek told Space.com.
Lowell’s canals were an illusion, of course, but he wasn’t off base in supposing that Mars could be capable of supporting life.
“From what we know about life, Mars is one of the best places in the solar system where life could have originated, and where it might even be today, although we haven’t found any evidence for it at the surface,” Zurek said.
Indeed, observations by Opportunity, Curiosity and other Mars craft have shown that the planet was much warmer and wetter billions of years ago, with lakes, rivers and, perhaps, oceans spread across the surface.
Mars is also interesting because it looks so different today than it did in its wetter past, Zurek said. MAVEN’s chief task, for example, is to help researchers determine how and why Mars’ climate has changed so dramatically over time. The probe will study the planet’s upper atmosphere, seeking clues about where the water present on ancient Mars went — whether the substance retreated into the crust or was lost to space.
Boots on Mars
The many robotic Mars explorers are also scouts of sorts, because the planet is a destination for manned missions — the top long-term priority, in fact, for the international human spaceflight community. NASA is currently working to get astronauts to the vicinity of the Red Planet by the mid-2030s, as directed by President Barack Obama in 2010.
“Of all the planets, Mars is the place where you can actually visualize an astronaut standing on the surface, doing something,” Zurek said. “You’re not going to do that on Venus, where it’s hot enough to melt your boots.”
Other worlds in the solar system are generally too hot (Venus and Mercury) or too cold and distant (the moons of Saturn and Jupiter) to be viable human destinations in the near future, he added.
“If we’re going to go to a planet away from the Earth anytime soon, it’s going to be Mars,” Zurek said.
Close to Earth
Mars’ relative proximity to Earth is also a big inducement for robotic exploration, of course. MAVEN will arrive at the planet after just a 10-month trip, for example, while Europe’s JUICE mission (short for Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer) won’t reach the Jupiter system until 2030, after a planned 2022 launch.
And the success of robotic missions over the years has also built up a Martian momentum, as new discoveries stimulate new questions and spur further exploration, Zurek added.
All of these Martian attributes and characteristics — its location, its potential to host life, the mystery of the planet’s changing climate and its status as a human destination — have combined to make Mars a compelling exploration target over the decades, Zurek said.
“Those themes still resonate today, even with all that we’ve learned about the planet,” he said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A commercial SpaceX Dragon supply ship packed with NASA experiments — including 20 mice destined for the final frontier — will have wait at least one more day to blast into space after bad weather thwarted a launch attempt early Saturday (Sept. 20).
A drizzling pre-dawn rain and thick clouds lingered over SpaceX’s Florida launch pad here, forcing the company to postpone its Dragon delivery mission to the International Space Station for NASA until Sunday (Sept. 21). The SpaceX-built Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon capsule is now set to launch at 1:52 a.m. EDT (0552 GMT) on Sunday.
You can watch the SpaceX launch webcast live Sunday on Space.com, courtesy of NASA TV. The webcast will begin at 12:45 a.m. EDT (0445 GMT). [See photos from the SpaceX-4 cargo mission]
“We have scrubbed today’s launch opportunity because of inclement weather,” NASA spokesman Mike Curie said during the countdown commentary about a half hour before the targeted 2:14 a.m. EDT (0614 GMT) launch time on Saturday.
SpaceX’s Dragon is carrying some unusual cargo among its 2.5 tons of astronaut supplies, science experiments and new hardware being hauled to the space station. That haul includes 20 mice that will live inside a new rodent habitat, the first 3D printer built for space and a NASA device called RapidScat, designed to track ocean winds on Earth from the space station.
The forecast for Sunday calls for a 40-percent chance of good launch weather for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Dragon, according to NASA weather experts. If all goes well, the Dragon spacecraft will arrive at the station on Tuesday (Sept. 23) and be captured by astronauts using the outpost’s robotic arm.
“We’re hoping the weather will be more favorable,” Curie said.
The mission is the fourth of 12 SpaceX delivery missions to the space station using its Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rockets. The Hawthorne, California-based company has a $1.6 billion contract with NASA for those resupply flights. NASA also has a separate cargo delivery contract with the Virginia-based company Orbital Sciences, which uses its own Antares rockets and Cygnus spacecraft for the flights.
Earlier this week, NASA also picked SpaceX as one of two companies that will fly American astronauts to the station on commercial space taxis. The space agency tapped SpaceX’s manned Dragon Version 2 spacecraft and the Boeing CST-100 capsule as the future ferry ships for U.S. astronauts headed to the International Space Station.
Visit Space.com early Sunday for complete coverage of SpaceX’s latest Dragon launch for NASA. To follow the countdown with live updates, visit our partner Spaceflight Now’s Mission Status Center.
Editor’s note: This story was updated to correct the launch weather forecast from NASA, which calls for a 40-percent chance of good launch weather on Sunday for SpaceX’s Dragon mission.
Vulcan UV and 10 year sun cycle
Samuel Heinrich Schwabe (25 October 1789 – 11 April 1875) a German astronomer remembered for his work on sunspots.
Schwabe was born at Dessau. At first an apothecary, he turned his attention to astronomy, and in 1826 commenced his observations on sunspots. Schwabe was trying to discover a new planet inside the orbit of Mercury which was tentatively called Vulcan. Because of the proximity to the Sun, it would have been very difficult to observe Vulcan, and Schwabe believed one possibility to detect the planet might be to see it as a dark spot when passing in front of the Sun. For 17 years, from 1826 to 1843, on every clear day, Schwabe would scan the sun and record its spots trying to detect Vulcan among them. He did not find the planet but noticed the regular variation in the number of sunspots and published his findings in a short article entitled “Solar Observations during 1843”. In it he made the suggestion of a probable ten-year period (i.e. that at every tenth year the number of spots reached a maximum). This paper at first attracted little attention, but Rudolf Wolf who was at that time the director of Bern observatory, was impressed so he began regular observations of sunspots. Schwabe’s observations were afterwards utilized in 1851 by Alexander von Humboldt in the third volume of his Kosmos. The periodicity of sunspots is now fully recognized; and to Schwabe is thus due the credit of one of the most important discoveries in astronomy.
In 1857 Schwabe was awarded the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Wikipedia.
The MAHATMA LETTERS.
from the Mahatmas M. & K. H. [For K.H.’s replies to these queries see post Letter 23b. — ED.] (14) Could any other planets besides those known to modern astronomy (I do not mean mere planetoids) be discovered by physical instruments if properly directed? KH Letters.
(14) They must be. Not all of the Intra-Mercurial planets, nor yet those in the orbit of Neptune are yet discovered, though they are strongly suspected. We know that such exist and where they exist; and that there are innumerable planets “burnt out” they say, — in obscuration we say; — planets in formation and not yet luminous, etc. But then “we know” is of little use to science, when the Spiritualists will not admit our knowledge. KH Letters.
“It is the same in the Eastern Esoteric Philosophy, which, however, adds that the Sun is not a planet, but the central star of our system, and the Moon a dead planet, from which all the principles are gone, both being substitutes, the one for an invisible inter-Mercurial planet, and the other for a planet which seems to have now altogether disappeared from view.” SD3 459. HPB.
“The Sun The Giver of Life physically, Spiritually and Esoterically, the substitute for the inter-Mercurial Planet, a sacred and secret planet with the ancients.” SD3 454.
“The sun is the substitute for the invisible inter-Mercurial planet.” (S.D.
Vol. III, 459) HP Blavatsky.
“Jehovah was identified with Saturn and Vulcan.” (S.D. I, 632) EA 676.
“Sun, substituting for the veiled planet Vulcan.” EP1 418.
“Sun, veiling Vulcan.” EA 50. AAB.
“Vulcan is within the orbit of Mercury.” TCF 206. AAB.
“The first ray – as it expresses itself through Vulcan.” DN 84. AAB.
“Vulcan, the fire-God.” CW Vol 11 65.
“That “Father” of the Pharisees was Jehovah, because identical with Cain, Saturn, Vulcan, etc. — the planet under which they were born, and the God whom they worshipped.” SD1 578.
See Vulcan.” CW. Index. HPB.
“Q. Can you tell us something of the planets for which the Sun and the Moon were substitutes?
A. There is no secret in it, though our modern astrologers are ignorant of these planets. One is an intra-mercurial planet, which is supposed to have been discovered, and named by anticipation Vulcan, and the other a planet with a retrograde motion, sometimes visible at a certain hour of night and apparently near the moon. The occult influence of this planet is transmitted by the moon.”
“Q. What is it that made these planets sacred or secret?
A. Their occult influences, as far as I know. CW Vol 10 341.
“Using the Astronomical key, IEU is the Spiritual Sun, the father of the Physical Sun, which again is the father of the “intra-mercurial planet.” See The Secret Doctrine, II, 28, and Part I, Transactions of the Blavatsky Lodge, p. 48. (C.W. X, 340). CW Vol 13 34.
“As if the debate over what is and what is not a planet hasn’t gotten confusing enough, Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have now confirmed the existence of a tortured, baked object that could be called a “cometary planet.” The gas giant planet, dubbed HD 209458b, is orbiting so close to its star that its heated atmosphere is escaping away into space. Now, observations by the new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard NASA’s Hubble suggest that powerful stellar winds are sweeping the castoff material behind the scorched planet and shaping it into a comet-like tail.
This artist’s illustration shows a view of the gas giant planet HD 209458b, as seen from the surface of a hypothetical nearby companion object. The planet is orbiting so close to its sunlike star that its heated atmosphere is escaping into space. Spectroscopic observations by the new Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS) aboard the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that powerful stellar winds are sweeping the castoff material behind the scorched planet and shaping it into a comet-like tail.
NASA FINDS SUPER HOT PLANET WITH UNIQUE COMET-LIKE TAIL
WASHINGTON — Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the existence of a baked object that could be called a “cometary planet.” The gas giant planet, named HD 209458b, is orbiting so close to its star that its heated atmosphere is escaping into space.
“Since 2003 scientists have theorized the lost mass is being pushed back into a tail, and they have even calculated what it looks like,” said astronomer Jeffrey Linsky of the University of Colorado in Boulder, leader of the COS study. “We think we have the best observational evidence to support that theory. We have measured gas coming off the planet at specific speeds, some coming toward Earth. The most likely interpretation is that we have measured the velocity of material in a tail.”
The planet, located 153 light years from Earth, weighs slightly less than Jupiter but orbits 100 times closer to its star than the Jovian giant. The roasted planet zips around its star in a short 3.5 days. In contrast, our solar system’s fastest planet, Mercury, orbits the sun in 88 days. The extrasolar planet is one of the most intensely scrutinized, because it is the first of the few known alien worlds that can be seen passing in front of, or transiting, its star. Linsky and his team used COS to analyze the planet’s atmosphere during transiting events.
During a transit, astronomers study the structure and chemical makeup of a planet’s atmosphere by sampling the starlight that passes through it. The dip in starlight because of the planet’s passage, excluding the atmosphere, is very small, only about 1.5 percent. When the atmosphere is added, the dip jumps to 8 percent, indicating a bloated atmosphere.
COS detected the heavy elements carbon and silicon in the planet’s super-hot 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit atmosphere. This detection revealed the parent star is heating the entire atmosphere, dredging up the heavier elements and allowing them to escape the planet.
The COS data also showed the material leaving the planet was not all traveling at the same speed. “We found gas escaping at high velocities, with a large amount of this gas flowing toward us at 22,000 miles per hour,” Linsky said. “This large gas flow is likely gas swept up by the stellar wind to form the comet-like tail trailing the planet.”
Hubble’s newest spectrograph has the ability to probe a planet’s chemistry at ultraviolet wavelengths not accessible to ground-based telescopes. COS is proving to be an important instrument for probing the atmospheres of “hot Jupiters” like HD 209458b.
Another Hubble instrument, the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS), observed the planet in 2003. The STIS data showed an active, evaporating atmosphere, and a comet-tail-like structure was suggested as a possibility. But STIS wasn’t able to obtain the spectroscopic detail necessary to show a tail, or an Earthward-moving component of the gas, during transits. The tail was detected for the first time because of the unique combination of very high ultraviolet sensitivity and good spectral resolution provided by COS.
Although this extreme planet is being roasted by its star, it won’t be destroyed anytime soon. “It will take about a trillion years for the planet to evaporate,” Linsky said. Inbox Astronomy (firstname.lastname@example.org) 15/7/10.
JPC: During some searches for the planet Vulcan two important discoveries were made of the Sun and UV light. The ten year [eleven including a solar out-breath] sun spot cycle was observed and recognised over a period of seventeen years 1826 to 1843 by astronomer Heinrich Schwabe. Secondly, “ultraviolet radiation, it was found, was not as completely absorbed by the interstellar medium” the medium being the planet Mercury. It is here proposed that Vulcan is not yet fully physical or visible to the naked eye in some remarkable way and remains as yet partially etheric/gaseous, a fiery stone, and as yet to be discovered. Some have claimed to have seen it only for it to become unseen again. It remains elusive even in recent investigative observations. These two discoveries prior to the revelation of Vulcan are made during its pursuit and relate to Mercury and the Sun both in close proximity to Vulcan. Ultra Violet has correspondence to the first ray being 1/7 or 7/1 and the 10 year sun cycle is a first ray or ‘master cycle’. April 2014.
As Vulcan is said to be within the orb of Mercury perhaps some faint and as yet unmeasured or unrecognised movement will show up some time. It is well worth our time and thoughts to consider the extra solar gas giant planet, currently named HD 209458b as discussed by NASA in the above statement. To be noted is the very close orbit of 3.5 Earth days long that this Vulcan like planet has to its Sun. This close orbit amounts to one eighth the orbital radii of Mercuries to our sun which is every 87.969 days by comparison, and as we know Vulcan is said to be within three degrees of Mercuries orbit. I was immediately struck by this, as a planet such as this is usually considered to be of the first ray aspect Will and Power. HD 209458b (unofficially named as “Osiris”) and in the constellation of Pegasus, is so close to its great central sun, a star that is a solar analogue to our sun, that it is losing some of its gaseous materiel as it is burned up or vaporised by the intense heat. We might note that this planet is a gas giant in a stupendous sense and 0.69 the mass of Jupiter and with a volume two and a half times greater.
The wind storms on Osiris are measured as 7000km/h. The planet’s temperature is at least least 750 °C (1300 °F) and such planets are generically known as hot Jupiter’s with orbs approximately between 0.015 and 0.5 AU of their parent stars. Mercuries temperature by comparison is (427 °C, −801 °F). By this we can gauge the relative temperature of Vulcan as being perhaps +/- 537.8°C – 1000°F estimated.
This Vulcan like planet has an extremely high isolation or level of solar radiation impact from its star such is the extreme proximity that it has to it. It is said to be ‘a surprisingly dark object’ with an ‘intense heating of its outer atmosphere’ and this reflects its 30% light reflectivity which is very low and further indicates its high capacity of absorption of solar energy. Esoterically we might here ponder the nature of planets as absorbers and radiators of energy. There may be a dual connotation with this planet being an occult radiator of energy into the system as a veil to its huge Sun.
The envelope of hydrogen carbon and oxygen around the outer atmosphere of Osiris has been measured as 10,000 K giving rise to a tail of evaporation atoms said to be 100–500 million (1–5×108) kg of hydrogen per second losing 7% of its mass over the estimated lifetime of some 5 billion years, though this is in debate as the magnetic atmosphere may hold much within its attraction. The mission to Mercury named MESSENGER may well discover Vulcan in 2011 when more observation will take place and the source of ultra violet radiation detected as a moon but soon discredited may reveal the reality of Vulcan. Could it be possible that Vulcan is a small gas planet and indeed a “fiery stone” perhaps quite ethereal, rather than a dense stone like planet.
Continued Theme: Vulcan.
The Vajra or dor-jay translates as “foremost of stones” or “lord of stones” denoting the Diamond, and the Thunderbolt and Diamond vehicle. We can here see in mystical parlance certain themes on this teaching. Tibetan Buddhism associates the fusion of compassion and wisdom as producing a Buddha known as the “foremost of stones”. Master DK names the human units as “living stones” and the human units on Vulcan are the “fiery stones”. The term “philosophers stone” should also be factored into the equation.
Symbolically and factually the units of the mineral kingdom are known as the “stones” though without the living process of struggle and striving through “painful endeavour” as there is understood to be in a human unit. The living stones are mentioned in the Bible as the developed and purified souls.
The mineral kingdom is inert, undeveloped and comparatively dead to the life aspect. Minerals lost long ago their vital supply of prana, with a few exceptions, and under karmic law this has now passed to the vegetable kingdom. The mineral kingdom is essentially of such a low vibration that it does not have an adequate supply of solar prana or vitality. Humans are a far in advanced expression of life or spirit, and the foremost of the human kingdom is a Buddha who has achieved Identification with the “universal vehicle or “beatific” Vajra vehicle. This vesture is known as the thunderbolt and diamond vehicle, thus are the Vajra-sattvas diamond souled.
The connotation with the Stone and the Diamond [philosophers stone] is of great interest because it demonstrates evolution through the mineral, human and spiritual kingdom up to the eighth and ninth Initiations. A Diamond is the highest product of the mineral compound called Carbon and the diamond souled Buddha is the highest product of the human kingdom and of the earth evolution. The Diamond Vajra vehicle or truth body is described by Tsong Kapa as being “the scriptural division of the knowledge bearers.” All connotations and correspondences with the first ray of will and power and Vulcan are obvious to see.
The fiery units on Vulcan are said to have a special connection with the mineral kingdom because our earth mineral evolution are subject to forging and development by the processes of fire, heat and tremendous pressures. This should serve to give us a hint as to the processes, occultly understood, with which they evolve and develop as units in the first ray school of training known as Vulcan which lies three degrees within the orbit of Mercury.
All physical phenomena as we understand the term have an electrical origin and an initial vibration on the first sub plane of the physical plane. Head Centre 1st ray Vulcan. The thousand-petalled synthetic lotus, the brahmarandra. Jewel in the lotus.
Hiram, King of Tyre was said to “walked about amidst fiery stones” in the court of Shamballa or Eden of the Holy Bible and was possibly connected with the School for fiery stones. JPC. 2010.
“VULCAN – The School for Fiery Stones. There is a curious connection between the human units who pass through its halls and the mineral kingdom. The human units on the earth scheme are called in mystical parlance “the living stones”; on Vulcan they are called “fiery stones.” TCF 1178.
28:12 “Son of man, sing a lament for the king of Tyre, and say to him, This is what the sovereign LORD says…
28:14 “You were on the holy mountain of God; you walked about amidst fiery stones.” Ezekiel.
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A moon orbiting Mercury was, for a short time, believed to exist. On March 27, 1974, two days before Mariner 10 made its flyby of Mercury, instruments on Earth began registering large amounts of ultraviolet radiation in the vicinity of Mercury which, according to one astronomer, “had no right to be there”. By the next day, the radiation had disappeared; it reappeared three days later, appearing to originate from an object which was, seemingly, detached from Mercury. Some astronomers speculated that they had detected a star, but others argued that the object must be a moon, citing the two different directions the radiation had emanated from and the belief that such high-energy radiation could not penetrate very far through the interstellar medium. Adding to their arguments, the object’s speed was calculated to be 4 kilometers per second (2.4 miles per second), which matched the expected speed of a moon.
31 Crateris may be an eclipsing binary. Soon, however, the “moon” was detected moving away from Mercury, and was, eventually, identified as a star, 31 Crateris. The origin of the radiation detected on March 27 is still unknown. 31 Crateris happens to be a spectroscopic binary with a period of 2.9 days, and this may be the source of the ultraviolet radiation.
Mercury’s moon, although non-existent, did spark an important discovery in astronomy: ultraviolet radiation, it was found, was not as completely absorbed by the interstellar medium as was formerly thought. wikipedia.
Large Earth like planet in the constellation Draco
Astronomers find a new type of planet: the “mega-Earth”
There is, first of all, the attractive pull of the Life of the planetary Logos of this particular planet. This is necessarily the strongest and is one of the basic factors which have settled the lines the human form has taken upon this planet. There are human beings, or exponents of self-consciousness on other planets, but the forms they utilize are not the same as ours.” TCF 1190.JPC: Gravity is the effect of the attraction of the planetary entity the Spirit of the earth, or of any other planet, star, or galaxy etc, drawing all things “back to the earth” or back to its central itself. Thus according to the gravitational pull of the entity relative to its physical planetary size and mass, so is the shape and lines of human form taken accordingly.”Gravity is the dominant force at the macroscopic scale, that is the cause of the formation, shape, and trajectory (orbit) of astronomical bodies, including those of asteroids, comets, planets, stars, and galaxies. It is responsible for causing the Earth and the other planets to orbit the Sun; for causing the Moon to orbit the Earth; for the formation of tides; for natural convection, by which fluid flow occurs under the influence of a density gradient and gravity; for heating the interiors of forming stars and planets to very high temperatures; for solar system, galaxy, stellar formation and evolution; and for various other phenomena observed on Earth and throughout the universe. This is the case for several reasons: gravity is the only force acting on all particles with mass; it has an infinite range; always attractive and never repulsive; and cannot be absorbed, transformed, or shielded against.” wikipedia.
JPC: Key point, science/cosmology thinks the internal central core rotates in an easterly direction and the planet in a westerly direction. This is the geocentric rotation of the planetary dynamo under the direction and will of the planetary logos. Spirit meeting matter and resulting in that explosive combination as DK tells us, and as can be seen as the generation of planetary rotation and orbit.
The dying inner fires of the Moon are due to the removal of the planetary logi and humanity in transference to Earth. The inner earth core is as hot as the sun and of course sacred on the inner planes according to DK. The easterly rotation of the sacred inner core is spiritually important as all meditation should be best preformed towards the east, according to DK and Islam.
“Thus the usual process is reversed and the man reorients himself and “faces the East,” as it is esoterically called. He expresses then in the highest possible manner the qualities of his soul ray as, in the first case, he expressed the quality of the personality ray.” EA 91.
“The Rod of Initiation known as the “Flaming Diamond” and used by Sanat Kumara, the One Initiator, called in the Bible, the Ancient of Days. This Rod lies hidden “in the East” and holds the fire latent which irradiates the Wisdom Religion. This Rod was brought by the Lord of the World when He took form and came to our planet eighteen million years ago.
” TCF 211.
“as a group we face the East and say together the Great Invocation.” DINA2 27.
Geophysicists used deep seismic data to determine that the inner core — a solid iron-nickel alloy that is about the size of the moon — rotates in an easterly direction, at a greater speed than the rotation of the Earth itself.
Scientists recently discovered the inner core is, at 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit (6,000 degrees Celsius), as hot as the surface of the sun.
Moon has liquid core just like Earth… reveal sensors left on lunar surface by astronauts 40 YEARS ago
By Graham Smith
It’s an unlikely marriage between state-of-the-art and 40-year-old technology that has yielded extraordinary results.
Signals from seismic sensors left on the lunar surface by Apollo astronauts in 1971 have revealed that the Moon has a liquid core similar to Earth’s.
Scientists at Nasa applied contemporary seismological techniques to the data being emitted from sensors placed by their colleagues during the U.S. space program’s heyday.
Core knowledge: Nasa applied contemporary seismological techniques to data being emitted from sensors left on the Moon in 1971. Scientists now think the Moon has a solid, iron-rich inner core and a fluid, primarily liquid-iron outer core
The new research suggests the Moon possesses a solid, iron-rich inner core with a radius of nearly 150 miles and a fluid, primarily liquid-iron outer core with a radius of roughly 205 miles.
Where it differs from Earth is a partially molten boundary layer around the core estimated to have a radius of nearly 300 miles.
The data sheds light on the evolution of a lunar dynamo – a natural process by which our Moon may have generated and maintained its own strong magnetic field.
Uncovering details about the lunar core is critical for developing accurate models of the Moon’s formation.
The core contains a small percentage of light elements such as sulphur, echoing new seismology research on Earth that suggests the presence of light elements – such as sulphur and oxygen – in a layer around our own core.
The research, published in the online edition of journal Science, used extensive data gathered during the Apollo-era Moon missions.
The Apollo Passive Seismic Experiment consisted of four seismometers deployed between 1969 and 1972, which recorded continuous lunar seismic activity until late 1977.
Dr Renee Weber, lead researcher a Nasa’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, said: ‘We applied tried and true methodologies from terrestrial seismology to this legacy data set to present the first-ever direct detection of the Moon’s core.’
The team also analysed Apollo lunar seismograms using array processing, techniques that identify and distinguish signal sources of moonquakes and other seismic activity.
The researchers identified how and where seismic waves passed through or were reflected by elements of the Moon’s interior, signifying the composition and state of layer interfaces at varying depths.
Although sophisticated satellite imaging missions to the Moon made significant contributions to the study of its history and topography, the deep interior of Earth’s sole natural satellite remained a subject of speculation and conjecture since the Apollo era.
Scientists had previously inferred the existence of a core, based on indirect estimates of the Moon’s interior properties, but many disagreed about its radius, state and composition.
For all mankind: Apollo 14 astronaut Alan B Shepard plants the U.S. flag on the Moon in February 1971. It was on this mission that Nasa planted seismic sensors
A primary limitation to past lunar seismic studies was the wash of ‘noise’ caused by overlapping signals bouncing repeatedly off structures in the Moon’s fractionated crust.
To mitigate this challenge, Dr Weber and her team employed an approach called seismogram stacking, or the digital partitioning of signals.
Stacking improved the signal-to-noise ratio and enabled the researchers to more clearly track the path and behaviour of each unique signal as it passed through the lunar interior.
Dr Weber said: ‘We hope to continue working with the Apollo seismic data to further refine our estimates of core properties and characterise lunar signals as clearly as possible to aid in the interpretation of data returned from future missions.’
Future Nasa missions will help gather more detailed data. The Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory – or GRAIL – is a Nasa Discovery-class mission set to launch this year.
The mission consists of twin spacecraft that will enter tandem orbits around the Moon for several months to measure the gravity field in unprecedented detail.
It will also answer long-standing questions about Earth’s moon and provide scientists a better understanding of the satellite from crust to core, revealing subsurface structures and, indirectly, its thermal history.
The Planet. Deep in the heart of the planet – such a planet as the Earth, for instance – are the internal fires that occupy the central sphere, or the caverns which – filled with incandescent burning – make life upon the globe possible at all. The internal fires of the moon are practically burnt out, and, therefore, she does not shine save through reflection, having no inner fire to blend and merge with light external. These inner fires of the earth can be seen functioning, as in the sun, through three main channels:
1. Productive substance, or the matter of the planet vitalized by heat. This heat and matter together act as the mother of all that germinates, and as the protector of all that dwells therein and thereon. This corresponds to the akasha, the active vitalized matter of the solar system, that nourishes all as does a mother.
2. Electrical fluid, a fluid which is latent in the planet though as yet but little recognized. It is perhaps better expressed by the term “animal magnetism.” It is the distinctive quality of the atmosphere of a planet, or its electrical ring-pass-not. It is the opposite pole to the solar electrical fluid, and the contact of the two and their correct manipulation is the aim – perhaps unrealized – of all scientific endeavor at this time.
3. That emanation of the planet which we might term Planetary Prana. It is that which is referred to when one speaks of the health-giving qualities of Mother Nature, and which is back of the cry of the modern physician, when he wisely says “Back to the Earth.” It is the fluidic emanation of this prana which acts upon the physical body, though in this case not via the etheric body. It is  absorbed through the skin purely and the pores are its line of least resistance. TCF 60
New isotopic evidence supporting Moon formation from Earth collision with planet-sized body
A new series of measurements of oxygen isotopes provides increasing evidence that the Moon formed from the collision of Earth with another large planet-sized astronomical body around 4.5 billion years ago.Most planetary scientists believe that the Moon formed from an impact between Earth and a planet-sized body, which has been given the name Theia. Efforts to confirm that the impact had taken place had centered on measuring the ratios between the isotopes of oxygen, titanium, silicon, and others. These ratios are known to vary throughout the solar system, but their close similarity between Earth and Moon conflicted with theoretical models of the collision that indicated that the Moon would form mostly from Theia and thus would be expected to be compositionally different from Earth.
Now a group of German researchers, led by Daniel Herwartz, has used more refined techniques to compare the ratios of 17O/16O in lunar samples with those from Earth. The team initially used lunar samples that had arrived on Earth via meteorites, but as these samples had exchanged their isotopes with water from Earth, fresher samples were sought. These were provided by NASA from the Apollo 11, 12, and 16 missions; they were found to contain significantly higher levels of 17O/16O than their earthly counterparts.
“The differences are small and difficult to detect, but they are there,” said Herwartz. “This means two things: Firstly, we can now be reasonably sure that the giant collision took place. Secondly, it gives us an idea of the geochemistry of Theia. Theia seems to have been similar to what we call E-type chondrites. If this is true, we can now predict the geochemical and isotopic composition of the Moon because the present Moon is a mixture of Theia and early Earth. The next goal is to find out how much material of Theia is in the Moon.”
Most models estimate that the Moon is composed of around 70 to 90 percent material from Theia, with the remaining 10 to 30 percent coming from early Earth. However, some models argue for as little as 8 percent Theia in the Moon. Herwartz said that the new data indicate that a 50:50 mixture seems possible, but this needs to be confirmed.
The team used an advanced sample preparation technique before measuring the samples via stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry, which showed a 12 parts per million (± 3 ppm) difference in 17O/16O ratio between Earth and Moon.
JPC: The moon is ‘far older than the Earth’ and all the lunar principles have been transferred to earth, globe by globe over aeons of time [“the Earth chain absorbed or synthesized the moon chain”], and as each earth globe formed and became receptive to the lunar principle the Lunar chain was then already ‘dying’ since in fact its sixth globe F.
Dying or arrested by the Solar Logos it seems prior to the ‘birth of our globe’ the earth, and even prior to the birth of the earth chain the transference of its life and energy would alone condition isotopic ratio and identity and therefore explain the sharing of isotopes. While the SD tells us that she, the Moon, gave us all but her corpse or form she has and is giving us “her very substance”.
This is another reason that isotopes of the moon are found in earth substance. The moon being no longer ‘repulsive’ due to having little rotary motion or axial spin. Axial spin as ‘rotary movement’ produces repulsion from other bodies of mass also in such rotation or spin. Science understands this as producing gravitation and gravity waves. Due to the almost non existent and vastly reduced axial rotation of the moon its substance and chemical composition is in part attractive to the earth and thus is transferred all that is occultly liable inclusive of proportional amounts of isotopes.
“Momentum, resulting therefore in repulsion, was produced by the rotary movement. We have referred to the Law of Repulsion as one of the subsidiary branches of the great Law of Economy, which governs matter. Repulsion is brought about by rotary action, and is the basis of that separation which prevents the contact of any atom with any other atom, which keeps the planets at fixed points in space and separated stably from each other; which keeps them at a certain distance from their systemic center, and which likewise keeps the planes and subplanes from losing their material identity.” TCF 155.
The moon orbits the Earth once every 27.322 days. It also takes approximately 27 days for the moon to rotate once on its axis. As a result, the moon does not seem to be spinning but appears to observers from Earth to be keeping almost perfectly still. Scientists call this sychronous rotation. http://www.space.com/24871-does-the-moon-rotate.html
“matter is indestructible. This can be seen even now in the microcosmic life, and is the cause of the disintegration of form, which holds itself as a separated unit by the very method of repulsing all other forms. It can be seen working out gradually and inappreciably in connection with the Moon, which no longer is repulsive to the earth, and is giving of her very substance to this planet. H. P. B. hints at this in the Secret Doctrine, and I have here suggested the law under which this is so. 70,71 TCF 155.
The Moon chain with the Earth chain formed two units, or two polarities, negative and positive. The point of merging was reached, and the Earth chain absorbed or synthesized the moon chain in the same sense as certain of the schemes will merge until only three will apparently be left. Therefore the Earth chain is essentially dual in its nature, being the sumtotal of a male and a female chain. This is a mystery impossible to elucidate further, but it is dealt with in certain occult books, and hinted at by H. P. B. (S. D., I, Section IX, Vol. I, 176-200)
Having learned thus much, the mystic will be better prepared to understand the occult teaching, though every formal student of modern science may, and probably will, regard it as preposterous nonsense. The student of occultism, however, holds that the theory at present under discussion is far more philosophical and probable than any other. It is more logical, at any rate, than the theory recently advanced which made of the moon the projection of a portion of our Earth extruded when the latter was but a globe in fusion, a molten plastic mass.*
* Says the author of “Modern Science and Modern Thought,” Mr. Samuel Laing: “The astronomical conclusions are theories based on data so uncertain, that while in some cases they give results incredibly short, like that of 15 millions of years for the whole past process of formation of the solar system, in others they give results almost incredibly long, as in that which supposes the moon to have been thrown off when the Earth was rotating in three hours, while the utmost actual retardation obtained from observation would require 600 millions of years to make it rotate in twenty-three hours instead of twenty-four” (p. 48). And if physicists persist, why should the chronology of the Hindus be laughed at as exaggerated? Secret Doctrine vol1 155.
Without attempting the very difficult task of giving out the whole process in all its cosmic details, enough may be said to give an approximate idea of it. When a planetary chain is in its last Round, its Globe 1 or A, before finally dying out, sends all its energy and “principles” into a neutral centre of latent force, a “laya centre,” and thereby informs a new nucleus of undifferentiated substance or matter, i.e., calls it into activity or gives it life. Suppose such a process to have taken place in the lunar “planetary” chain; suppose again, for argument’s sake (though Mr. Darwin’s theory quoted below has lately been upset, even if the fact has not yet been ascertained by mathematical calculation) that the moon is far older than the Earth. Imagine the six fellow-globes of the moon — aeons before the first globe of our seven was evolved — just in the same position in relation to each other as the fellow-globes of our chain occupy in regard to our Earth now. (See in “Esoteric Buddhism,” “The Constitution of Man,” and the “Planetary Chain.”) And now it will be easy to imagine further Globe A of the lunar chain informing Globe A of the terrestrial chain, and — dying; Globe B of the former sending after that its energy into Globe B of the new chain; then Globe C of the lunar, creating its progeny sphere C of the terrene chain; then the Moon (our Satellite*) pouring forth into
* She is the satellite, undeniably, but this does not invalidate the theory that she has given to the Earth all but her corpse. For Darwin’s theory to hold good, besides the hypothesis just upset (vide last footnote), other still more incongruous speculations had to be invented. The Moon, it is said, has cooled nearly six times as rapidly as the Earth (Winchell’s “World-Life”): “The Moon, if the earth is 14,000,000 years old since its incrustation, is only eleven and two thirds millions of years old since that stage . . .” etc. And if our Moon is but a splash from our Earth, why can no similar inference be established for the Moons of other planets? The Astronomers “do not know.” Why should Venus and Mercury have no satellites, and by what, when they exist, were they formed? Because, we say, science has only one key — the key of matter — to open the mysteries of nature withal, while occult philosophy has seven keys and explains that which science fails to see. Mercury and Venus have no satellites but they had “parents” just as the earth had. Both are far older than the Earth and, before the latter reaches her seventh Round, her mother Moon will have dissolved [[Footnote continued on next page]]
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the lowest globe of our planetary ring — Globe D, our Earth — all its life, energy and powers; and, having transferred them to a new centre becoming virtually a dead planet, in which rotation has almost ceased since the birth of our globe. The Moon is now the cold residual quantity, the shadow dragged after the new body, into which her living powers and “principles” are transfused. She now is doomed for long ages to be ever pursuing the Earth, to be attracted by and to attract her progeny. Constantly vampirised by her child, she revenges herself on it by soaking it through and through with the nefarious, invisible, and poisoned influence which emanates from the occult side of her nature. For she is a dead, yet a living body. The particles of her decaying corpse are full of active and destructive life, although the body which they had formed is soulless and lifeless. Therefore its emanations are at the same time beneficent and maleficent — this circumstance finding its parallel on earth in the fact that the grass and plants are nowhere more juicy and thriving than on the graves; while at the same time it is the graveyard or corpse-emanations, which kill. And like all ghouls or vampires, the moon is the friend of the sorcerers and the foe of the unwary. From the archaic aeons and the later times of the witches of Thessaly, down to some of the present tantrikas of Bengal, her nature and properties were known to every Occultist, but have remained a closed book for physicists.
Such is the moon from the astronomical, geological, and physical standpoints. As to her metaphysical and psychic nature it must remain an occult secret in this work, as it was in the volume on “Esoteric Buddhism,” notwithstanding the rather sanguine statement made therein on p. 113 (5th edition) that “there is not much mystery left now in the riddle of the eighth sphere.” These are topics, indeed, “on which the adepts are very reserved in their communications to uninitiated pupils,” and since they have, moreover, never sanctioned or permitted any published speculations upon them, the less said the better. Secret Doctrine vol1 155. H.P. Blavatsky.
Can a Moon Be Older than Its Planet?
JPC: Stop press. According to new data and theory Titan appears to be made from same materials as the ‘ancient comets’ formed in outer solar system four billion years ago. Changes in isotopic ratios i.e. similarities also, now lead some astronomers/scientists to rethink planetary origins. Current understanding that moons are younger than planets is upset.
Titan appears older than Saturn however differing from our moon in that it is similar to what scientists think our earth was in the distant past. This supports a KH letter that tells of moons orbiting Neptune being planets in the making.
The SD speaks of comets being the precursors of planets eventually finding their own orbit or even another planet to orbit for reasons peculiar to its evolution. This new idea also supports the fact of our moon being ‘far older than earth’. Also supportive of my theory on our moon giving of her substance thus giving of her isotopes… ...the transference of its life and energy would alone condition isotopic ratio and identity and therefore explain the sharing of isotopes. While the SD tells us that she, the Moon, gave us all but her corpse or form she has and is giving us “her very substance”.
This is another reason that isotopes of the moon are found in earth substance. The moon being no longer ‘repulsive’ due to having little rotary motion or axial spin. Axial spin as ‘rotary movement’ produces repulsion from other bodies of mass also in such rotation or spin. Science understands this as producing gravitation and gravity waves. Due to the almost non existent and vastly reduced axial rotation of the moon its substance and chemical composition is in part attractive to the earth and thus is transferred all that is occultly liable inclusive of proportional amounts of isotopes.
715 new exoplanets
Planet bonanza hints at worlds similar to our own
A team of astronomers has used data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope to uncover 715 new exoplanets and the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of its star, Kepler-186f, this year.
For planet hunters, this has been a bountiful year. A team of astronomers at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, and NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, has used data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope to uncover 715 new exoplanets. The newly verified objects orbit 305 different stars and therefore include multiworld systems that are reminiscent of the Sun’s planetary family. The announcement of these discoveries was followed by news that Kepler had also found the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of its star, Kepler-186f. This is a significant milestone in the task of determining the prevalence of terrestrial planets in the Milky Way Galaxy.
“These results are showing us that not only are Earth-sized planets common, but so are multiplanet systems containing potentially habitable worlds,” said Jason Rowe from the SETI Institute. “Most of the new planets orbit their host star much closer than Mercury, but a few are beginning to bear a similarity to our own solar system.”
The deluge of new planets has been intensified by a new analysis scheme called verification by multiplicity. This technique can be applied to many planets at once, allowing the researchers to verify hundreds of new planetary systems in wholesale fashion, rather than teasing them from the Kepler data one-by-one as done in the past. The new technique uses probability arguments based on the recognition that, of the 150,000 stars observed by Kepler, hundreds were found that have multiple planet candidates. On this basis, the researchers are assured that their results are not distorted by binary stars that can mimic a multiworld system. The new discoveries increase the total number of known exoplanets to over 1,700.
“From this work, we’ve also learned that planets in these multiple systems are small, and their orbits are flat and circular, much like our own solar system,” Rowe said.
On April 17, the Kepler team announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, the first Earth-sized planet found in the habitable zone of its host star, marking a major milestone in determining the frequency of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way Galaxy.
“Uncovering these worlds and showing that habitable worlds could be very common has increased the likelihood that there is life — perhaps abundant life — elsewhere in the cosmos,” said David Black from the SETI Institute.
Data collection from the Kepler mission ended in the spring of last year due to the failure of a second onboard reaction wheel, essential to accurate pointing of the telescope. However, on May 20, NASA announced the approval of the K2 mission, which intended to repurpose Kepler to use the pressure of sunlight hitting the side of the spacecraft to act as a third wheel.
“We can’t continue to look at the original Kepler star field,” said Douglas Caldwell from the SETI Institute, “but spacecraft are built and operated by very smart people, and thanks to the hard work of the entire Kepler team, we can now search for planets in a wide variety of environments and conditions, including star forming regions. Doing so will teach us more about how our own planetary system formed and evolved.”
“The more we explore, the more we find worlds among the stars that remind us of home,” Rowe said.
Jupiter’s shrinking red spot
Planet’s 400-year-old superstorm is finally running out of steam. Helen Maynard-Casely reports.
Since Robert Hooke first observed it in 1664, Jupiter’s red spot has been one of the must-see sights of our solar system.But you better hurry up and get out your telescope. Results from Hubble, our sentry telescope out in space, suggest Jupiter’s red spot is shrinking.
The spot is a gigantic storm that’s been raging across the planet for at least 400 years.
The first accurate measurements of the storm in the 1800s placed it at 41,000 km across – more than three times the diameter of Earth. But Hubble’s latest measurement of the red spot has pegged it at less than half of that, only 16,000 km in diameter.
The shape of the storm is also changing. The spot has always appeared oval, as if slightly squashed by the surrounding bands of clouds. Now, as it dwindles, it is becoming more circular.
No one can explain just why this is happening. Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, is a gas giant made mostly of hydrogen and helium, with atmospheric dynamics that are a mystery to us here on Earth. Even the reason for the spot’s red colour is unknown. The movement of clouds we see on Jupiter -made of ammonia, not water – is largely driven by the planet’s own thermal energy, in contrast to Earth’s atmosphere which is fuelled by energy from the Sun. Besides having our attention as one of the wonders of the solar system, studying the shrinking giant red spot could give an insight into what is happening in the mysterious gassy depths of our giant neighbour.
Helen Maynard-Casely is a physicist and science writer based in Sydney.
Esoteric Astrology – Appendix – Suggestions for Students
The Planet Jupiter
References in The Secret Doctrine
1. “Jupiter… is a deity who is the symbol and prototype of… ritualistic worship. He is the priest, sacrificer, suppliant and the medium through which the prayers of mortals reach the Gods.” (Vol. II, 49, Note)
2. Jupiter is regarded as the “throne of Brahma.” (Vol. II, 829) 
3. “Jupiter is the personification of cyclic law.” (Vol. II, 830)
4. “The sun used to be called the ‘eye of Jupiter.’ ” (Vol. III, 278)
5. “Plato makes Jupiter the Logos, the Word of the sun.”‘ (Vol. III, 279)
6. “The Mysteries… were presided over by Jupiter and Saturn.” (Vol. III, 152)
7. “Occultism makes Jupiter blue because he is the son of Saturn.” (Vol. III, 152)
8. “The sign of the Messiah’s coming is the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in the sign of Pisces.” (Vol. III, 152)
9. References in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire
10. “Venus, Jupiter and Saturn might be considered from the standpoint of the present time, as the vehicles of the three super or major principles. Mercury, the Earth and Mars are closely allied to these three but a hidden mystery lies here.” (C.F. 299)
11. “Venus and Jupiter are closely connected with the Earth and form eventually an esoteric triangle.” (C.F. 370)
12. “In Jupiter scheme, the Sons of Mind are just beginning their work.” (C.F. 742)
And thus, we are taught, men lived down to the close of the Third Root-Race, when eternal spring reigned over the whole globe, such as is now enjoyed by the inhabitants of Jupiter; a “world,” says M. Flammarion, “which is not subject like our own to the vicissitudes of seasons nor to abrupt alternations of temperature, but which is enriched with all the treasures of eternal spring.” (“Pluralite des Mondes,” p. 69.) Those astronomers who maintain that Jupiter is in a molten condition, in our sense of the term, are invited to settle their dispute with this learned French Astronomer.* It must, however, be always borne in mind that the “eternal spring” referred to is only a condition cognised as such by the Jovians. It is not “spring” as we know it. In this reservation is to be found the reconciliation between the two theories here cited. Both embrace partial truths.* An hypothesis evolved in 1881 by Mr. Mattieu Williams seems to have impressed Astronomers but little. Says the author of “The Fuel of the Sun,” in Knowledge, Dec. 23, 1881: “Applying now the researches of Dr. Andrews to the conditions of Solar existence . . . I conclude that the Sun has no nucleus, either solid, liquid, or gaseous, but is composed of dissociated matter in the critical state, surrounded, first, by a flaming envelope, due to the recombination of the dissociated matter, and outside of this, by another envelope of vapours due to this combination.”This is a novel theory to be added to other hypotheses, all scientific and orthodox. The meaning of the “critical state” is explained by Mr. M. Williams in the same journal (Dec. 9, 1881), in an article on “Solids, Liquids, and Gases.” Speaking of an experiment by Dr. Andrews on carbonic acid, the scientist says that “when 88 [[degrees]] is reached, the boundary between liquid and gas vanished; liquid and gas have blended into one mysterious intermediate fluid; an indefinite fluctuating something is there filling the whole of the tube — an etherealised liquid or a visible gas. Hold a red-hot poker between your eye and the light; you will see an upflowing wave of movement of what appears like liquid air. The appearance of the hybrid fluid in the tube resembles this, but is sensibly denser, and evidently stands between the liquid and gaseous states of matter, as pitch or treacle stands between solid and liquid.”The temperature at which this occurs has been named by Dr. Andrews the “critical temperature”; here the gaseous and the liquid states are “continuous,” and it is probable that all other substances capable of existing in both states have their own particular critical temperatures. Speculating further upon this “critical” state, Mr. Mattieu Williams emits some quite occult theories about Jupiter and other planets. He says: “Our notions of solids, liquids, and gases are derived from our experiences of the state of matter here upon this Earth. Could we be removed to another planet, they would be curiously changed. On Mercury water would rank as one of the condensible gases; on Mars, as a fusible solid; but what on Jupiter?”“Recent observations justify us in regarding this as a miniature sun, with an external envelope of cloudy matter, apparently of partially-condensed water, but red-hot, or probably still hotter within. His vaporous atmosphere is evidently of enormous depth, and the force of gravitation being on his visible outer surface two-and-a-half times greater than that on our Earth’s surface, the atmospheric pressure, in descending below this visible surface, must soon reach that at which the vapour of water would be brought to its critical condition. Therefore we may infer that the oceans of Jupiter are neither of frozen, liquid, nor gaseous water, but are oceans or atmospheres of critical water. If any fish or birds swim or fly therein, they must be very critically organized.”As the whole mass of Jupiter is 300 times greater than that of the Earth, and its compressing energy towards the centre proportional to this, its materials, if similar to those of the Earth, and no hotter, would be considerably more dense, and the whole planet would have a higher specific gravity; but we know by the movement of its satellites that, instead of this, its specific gravity is less than a fourth of that of the Earth. This justifies the conclusion that it is intensely hot; for even hydrogen, if cold, would become denser than Jupiter under such pressure.“As all elementary substances may exist as solids, liquids, or gases, or, critically, according to the conditions of temperature and pressure, I am justified in hypothetically concluding that Jupiter is neither a solid, a liquid, nor a gaseous planet, but a critical planet, or an orb composed internally of associated elements in the critical state, and surrounded by a dense atmosphere of their vapours and those of some of their compounds such as water. The same reasoning applies to Saturn and other large and rarified planets.”It is gratifying to see how scientific imagination approaches every year more closely to the borderland of our occult teachings.* “The Day After Death,” p. 23. SDII. 136/7.
Thoughts on the Classification of the Planets
In consideration of the problem of Pluto being downgraded from Planet status to a planetoid or as is called today, a dwarf planet. Today, [written 14/12/2010] I read an article that re-considers the wisdom of this astronomical decision. It of course makes no difference to Pluto yet such human decisions are eventually called into question, inspired by the wisdom of those greater than us.
References in The Secret Doctrine
1. “Pluto is a deity with the attributes of the serpent. He is a healer, a giver of health, spiritual and physical and of enlightenment.” (S.D. Vol. II, 30, Note)Planetoids: “not large enough to be regarded as planets” The Tibetan. TCF 1176.The circle of the planetoids. Students of the Ageless Wisdom are apt to forget that the Life of the Logos manifests itself through those circling spheres which (though not large enough to be regarded as planets) pursue their orbital paths around the solar center and have their own evolutionary problems and are functioning as part of the solar Body. They are informed – as are the planets – by a cosmic Entity and are under the influence of the Life impulses of the solar Logos as are the greater bodies. The evolutions upon them are analogous to, though not identical with, those of our planet, and they swing through their cycles in the Heavens under the same laws as do the greater planets.” TCF 1176.“The planetoids, and all forms of lesser independent life than a planet.” TCF 1196.”The existences who are expressing themselves through the planetoids” TCF 1196.”and myriad’s of other forms, objective and subjective, planetary and interplanetary, in connection with the Sun, and in connection with the planetoids.” TCF 1144.”seven hierarchies are veiled by the Rays, but each is found behind the veil of every ray, for in their totality they are the informing lives of every planetary scheme within the system; they are the life of all interplanetary space, and the existences who are expressing themselves through the planetoids, and all forms of lesser independent life than a planet.” TCF 1196.”the solar Logos, and concerns His relationship to another solar Logos, and the interplay of force between Them in a great mahakalpa. This is the true “secret of the Dragon,” and it was the dragon-influence or the “serpent energy” which caused the influx of manasic or mind energy into the solar system. Entangled closely with the karma of these two cosmic Entities, was that of the lesser cosmic Entity Who is the Life of our planet, the planetary Logos.” EA 46.
Offered in the sense of occasion 15/2/2013
* “The circle of the planetoids. Students of the Ageless Wisdom are apt to forget that the Life of the Logos manifests itself through those circling spheres which (though not large enough to be regarded as planets) pursue their orbital paths around the solar center and have their own evolutionary problems and are functioning as part of the solar Body. They are informed – as are the planets – by a cosmic Entity and are under the influence of the Life impulses of the solar Logos as are the greater bodies. The evolutions upon them are analogous to, though not identical with, those of our planet, and they swing through their cycles in the Heavens under the same laws as do the greater planets.” TCF 1176.
“Many are the lesser planets and numerous are the planetoids which have an energy or attractive quality all their own and which, from the systemic standpoint, must be allowed for in the measuring of the attraction producing the forms of or upon any particular planet.” TCF 1190.
The ageless wisdom considers asteroids and planetoids the same and they indicate lesser planetary lives and perhaps training grounds for planetary logi. They are under the influence of the solar logos and have unique influence upon other planets and in the case of earth upon the lower kingdoms in nature acting as synthesising the life of those lower kingdoms when the time comes. We are told also that they play their part as certain functions of the solar glands and have their own “evolutionary problems”. This paper simply recognises the passing of Asteroid 2012 DA14 and of the Russian meteor event. All the below is from an earlier scattered compilation.
I am sure there was a quotation were DK either directly or suggests that the impact of meteors has an effect on the etheric web bringing an impact of energy. Could not find it though on Friday even though I did then equate it to the etheric impact that an atom bomb has on the etheric web of the planetary logos. DK speaks of the ‘shock value’ in some instances of harmlessness and I considered the shock value that such an incoming meteoric event, with its own peculiar quality, would have on the etheric web.
All according to law and the spiritual progress of one or all the kingdoms in nature including of course the spiritual hierarchy. We might account that the Tunguska event took place 1908 and the Asteroid 2012 DA14 and the Russian meteor event in 2013 with a one hundred and five year [First ray] time distance between the two and both within and near to commencement and conclusion of the 1875-2025 year period of intense hierarchical activity. In group sharing. JPC.
“Only as history is made and we learn later the amazing nature of the epoch through which the race is passing, will humanity appreciate the significance of the work of the present Hierarchy, and the magnitude and the success of its achievement since 1925, as a result of the initial impulse instituted in 1875.” EP2 273.
“I would have you remember that the teaching which I have given out has been intermediate in nature, just as that given by H.P.B., under my instruction, was preparatory. The teaching planned by the Hierarchy to precede and condition the New Age, the Aquarian Age, falls into three categories:
1. Preparatory, given 1875 – 1890…written down by H.P.B.
2. Intermediate, given 1919 – 1949…written down by A.A.B.
3. Revelatory, emerging after 1975…to be given on a worldwide scale via the radio.
In the next century and early in the century an initiate will appear and will carry on this teaching. It will be under the same “impression,” for my task is not yet completed and this series of bridging treatises between the material knowledge of man and the science of the initiates has still another phase to run.” RI 255.
The new esotericism from 1875 to 2025 is and will be the result of the seeds sown in The SecretDoctrine. That is the seed book, the fruitful source of all esoteric books that have been writtensince. AAB letters. Talk by Alice Bailey to Arcane School students November 10, 1944.
Thoughts on Planetary Light
The inner planets are termed the terrestrial planets and asteroid belt, forming the inner part of the solar system as astronomical science sees it. The outer solar system composing the outer planets is made up of the gas giants and some comets, the Kuiper belt and the scattered disc including Eris. It is debatable whether these later are part of our solar system but probably it is so as they may form the origin of some of the comets.
We might consider the various influences and forces that a planet comes under. The solar wind that conditions the planets atmosphere according to its requirements hold many mysteries and areas of research. The law of magnetic impulse governs the polarities of an atom or a planet and its impulse to seek out its group and polar opposite, to obtain eventual polar union. There is much to study on this also.
Isn’t it interesting that according to media documentary Venus is Earth’s “sister planet” or even our ‘evil twin’. I personally love the term Morning or Evening Star. Science already sees her as a twin to our own planet even if the ‘evil’ part is seen to be due to the extreme conditions found there. Perhaps there is also a subconscious reference to misunderstood biblical allusions to Lucifer as being evil. That’s an interesting thought.
Venus receives of light a ‘triple supply and gives one third to earth’ occultly speaking. According to the SD it bears light in both the physical and mystical sense. We know of the light of the soul and the Earth will be impressed by the higher soul of Venus for in many respects Earth is the personality and Venus the higher self.
But what of the physical plane light, it appears that in a way unknown to us Venus distributes light to Earth and perhaps Venus absorbs light and in some form of pranic distribution or even actual light reflects to us much indeed. The white cloud cover may have something to do with this in both actual and symbolic form. HPB makes clear that both Neptune and Uranus receive very little light, 390x and 900x less than Earth respectively. This is an undeniable indicator that they are both not at all dependent on Sol for light or energy physical or mystical, as are the other planets. Their internal generated light and energy stand them apart from most other planets.
Uranus and Neptune are as one, “the kingdom of souls” in contrast to Mercury and Sol being one, and therefore receiving seven times more light than any other planet, or Venus, being Sol’s storehouse and receiving a “triple Supply” distributing one third to earth, and thus indicating their true reliance and allegiance to the Sun. Again the one third distribution to Earth from its Venusian storehouse implies to me that planets focus and distribute light to other planets in a way as yet quite unknown to modern science.
I think science needs to rewrite the books on how physical light is distributed and received by the planets. Well, they will at some future time. We are told by the Tibetan DK that the whole future purpose of our Earth science is to make for a perfect regulation of pranic assimilation and distribution from the sun. Venus is ruled by the logos of the fifth ray of concrete mind though if I recall she is also attributed in one reference to the sixth ray at some point. Saturn is ruled by the lord of the third ray. To be called the other Sun is a magnificent title for us to ponder.
“Venus is “the little sun in which the solar orb stores his lights.” (S.D. Vol. II, 27)
3. “Light comes through Venus who receives a triple supply and gives one-third to the Earth.
4. Therefore the two are called ‘twin sisters.’
* It is called the ‘other sun.” EA Appendix.
Venus Aphrodite and Mercury Hermes is the hermaphrodite in man in their conjunction. We might take that as perfect balance and when one is more predominant then the duality of the sexes is apparent as they are today. Fighting over Aphrodite’s hand in marriage is a good indication as to possible warring in heaven between the seven brothers and the part Venus would play in their relationship within the solar system. The seven brothers are of course the seven ray logi.
Indeed, Prometheus and Hephaestus moulded the male and female human being on earth. Thus Hephaestus was hard working and moulded matter, clay into humanity. Venus brought the intellect or spark of mind via the fifth ray in the fifth and third sub races of the third root race. The love of the soul incarnates in man and thus the two were married and are personified as Lord Lucifer and consequent rebellion in heaven and the moulding of the spiritual man on earth. Lucifer the ‘light bringer’ of course rules mankind and presides over their group development. He has charge and great responsibility for them as an entire kingdom and of the merging of the human and spiritual hierarchy.
It is highly interesting that according to contemporary science, which is in accordance with the occult books, Venus, unlike Earth, has no “carbon cycle”. This has many implications worth researching on the web for an interested student as she is not a ‘dark star’ but a sacred one. Humanities awareness of its carbon cycle and footprint indicates to me the growing sacredness of Earth on its inner planes. It’s gradual sacred infusion increasing the human kingdoms consciousness of its own carbon composition and ever increasing transmutation as a being of light. JPC