A hydrogel biosensor (a piece of implantable nanotech) may be used in an upcoming COVID vaccine to monitor your bodily activity – and more.
As a 4th Way learner, I can see the similarities in all religious streams of the West and the East and Sri Jukteswar certainly was aware of the fact that the Western mind was intellectually more than ready to grasp the architectural plan of the Creator of the Universe, provided its soul was woken up. His book ‘The Holy Science’, written in 1894 is one of the leading esoteric sources of scientific knowledge on our planet that I would strongly recommend to all medical fields and psychologists and psychiatrists in particular in order to find a common language by distinguishing the schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders from the processes of awakening one’s ordinary consciousness to its higher levels. And not the least to distinguish them from the physiological and psychological reactions of human bodies to the psychotronic radiations if clandestinely applied to them remotely for whatever reason by whomever and thus confusing their non-psychiatric colleagues’ conscience with the Hippocratic oath.
I am aware that I am combining two totally different fields of human existence, but they actually are interconnected because the intel agencies got their very advanced knowledge from the esoteric schools and such knowledge has been misused for experimentations on humans and subsequently for their physical and psychological enslavement.
And that is just the beginning of a much larger project of the total scientific and economic control of all humanity, where the freedom of choice between yes and no is governed by the planetary social credit system and its binary nature, that is in direct contrast with the trinary universal system, will certainly create deep planetary imbalances as predicted in Revelations.
So the quicker we share certain truths the easier it will be to recognize the true origins of our existence and distinguish between the forces of evolution and involution. The first are for eternal life, the latter for life in time.
for men who need fights: the mystery of the war is not the endless external, “without” war that man has to face on his/her planetary journey, but the endless internal war “within” him/her self that the New Testament has spoken about for two thousand years. Perhaps now, due to scientific progress in thoughts from the ape level to the internal, subatomic particles of every matter, the male gender might be able to grasp the idea of an equivalent expression in politics and defense systems?
. And there came one of the
seven angels which had the
seven vials, and talked with
me, saying unto me, Come
hither; I will shew unto thee
the judgment of the great
whore that sitteth upon many
With whom the kings of the
earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants
of the earth have been made
drunk with the wine of her
So he carried me away in the
spirit into the wilderness: and I
saw a woman sit upon a scarlet
coloured beast, full of names
of blasphemy, having seven
heads and ten horns.
And the woman was arrayed
in purple and scarlet colour,
and decked with gold and
precious stones and pearls,
having a golden cup in her
hand full of abominations and
filthiness of her fornication
And upon her forehead [was]
a name written, MYSTERY,
BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF
THE PROSTITUTES AND
ABOMINATIONS OF THE
And I saw the woman
drunken with the blood of the
saints, and with the blood of
the martyrs of Jesus: and when
I saw her, I wondered with
And the angel said unto me,
Wherefore didst thou marvel? I
will tell thee the mystery of the
woman, and of the beast that
carrieth her, which hath the
seven heads and ten horns.
The beast that thou sawest
was, and is not; and shall
ascend out of the bottomless
pit, and go into perdition: and
they that dwell on the earth
shall wonder, whose names
were not written in the book of
life from the foundation of the
world, when they behold the
beast that was, and is not, and
And here [is] the mind which
hath wisdom. The seven heads
are seven mountains, on which
the woman sitteth.
And there are seven kings:
five are fallen, and one is,
[and] the other is not yet come;
and when he cometh, he must
continue a short space.
And the beast that was, and
is not, even he is the eighth,
and is of the seven, and goeth
And the ten horns which
thou sawest are ten kings,
which have received no
kingdom as yet; but receive
power as kings one hour with
These have one mind, and
shall give their power and
strength unto the beast.
These shall make war with
the Lamb, and the Lamb shall
overcome them: for he is Lord
of lords, and King of kings:
and they that are with him [are]
called, and chosen, and
And he saith unto me, The
waters which thou sawest,
where the whore sitteth, are
peoples, and multitudes, and
nations, and tongues.
And the ten horns which
thou sawest upon the beast,
these shall hate the whore, and
shall make her desolate and
naked, and shall eat her flesh,
and burn her with fire.
For God hath put in their
hearts to fulfil his will, and to
agree, and give their kingdom
unto the beast, until the words
of God shall be fulfilled.
And the woman which thou
sawest is that great city, which
reigneth over the kings of the
How many of you fornicated with me over the last 11 years? Just to keep the right biblical terminology for what you are doing while playing the great accuser.
To understand at least something from the economics of the esoteric domain:
Nothing is for free and everything has to be paid for in advance.
Money originating from the “autopilots” one way or another are simply thefts from GOD’s properties.
In life one can have things for free and pay later.
“enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father, which is in secret” Matt. vi.6
Source: Pentagon Gains Two New Air Bases in Hungary
We do not plan a new war, do we?
That is what happens when humankind is kept ignorant of the Ray of Creation and its position in it.
Perhaps this diagram needs to be repeated more often than covid:
Let’s take the worst projection of $50 trillion over 20 years.
We can reduce it at least by half straight away because that is a cost to get ‘that stuff’ up the atmosphere without the price of ‘that stuff’ itself.
Then the actual cost of damage caused by the intentional or unintentional climate-changing procedures will mount to $408 billion/year in direct household costs, power infrastructure, and transport. So taking off $8 trillion over 20 years.
Next, there is the agriculture field. The price of direct and indirect crop response on the food market. The losses of human life. The subsequent migration crises and health crises. The ecological crises. It goes on and on.
If the militaries were to stop what they do in the atmosphere, we would end up in trillion dollars of surpluses that could be used to teach ourselves to be more “profitable” to the CREATOR than to the stock exchange.
When I calculated the cost of getting all that stuff up the atmosphere I got over a trillion dollars /year without calculating the cost of that stuff itself and the cost of petrol, just hiring the plains and keeping them up by personnel.
When ‘Vichy’ is taken into the account, what part of GWP or ‘life matter’ does it represent per year?
A view from the other side
We are entering the domain of soul creating capabilities with the sole based thinking
Controversial but according to the plan so far…. ‘live exercise’ or for real?
Serco wins rebid at Acacia prison in Western Australia worth up to £790m
Serco Group plc (‘Serco’ or ‘the Group’) has agreed to acquire Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc (WBB), a leading provider of advisory, engineering and technical services to the US Military, for $295m from an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital.
Serco Italy has been awarded a new contract to provide Operations and Evolution of Data Access and User Support Services to the European Space Agency (ESA).
The relativity of “things”
“In a religious context, sin is a transgression against divine law. Each culture has its own interpretation of what it means to commit a sin.”
In the esoterics it means ‘that which is not necessary’.
We are clearly dealing with a black magician.
Air Command and Staff College Air University
My case and the case of Mr. Julian Assange will not be dealt with separately from the military issues of the planetary leadership. The Universe is spiritual and the militaries have known it first theoretically through the infiltration of the esoteric societies and cults and then by verification through the advanced exploration of the planet by air and by experiments in esoteric science. Yet it has been kept clandestine for various political and strategic aims, Covid19 keeps the public attention successfully fixed on the flies, but flies do not jeopardize humanity as a species, elephants do.
Does not this seem to be the most significant sign of where our near future is heading?
The whole Universe is polarized yet functions in complete harmony, we can exactly predict the movements of heavenly bodies far ahead of time, there is very limited space for things of accidental nature. The Ray of Creation is built on the same laws, from the ABSOLUTE down to the suns and moons.
What is wrong with humanity that we cannot apply this miraculous pattern of Creation to life on Earth?
Why cannot we create Heaven on Earth by using the most basic principle of the Law of Three when it is possible?
There is an ancient scientific system, that gives us the tools, how to do it. It is applicable in the East as well as in the West, but it needs both to “materialize” it, the same way as the Earth needs its moon and the moon needs the Earth. and men need women and women need men and all need the sun. That is the missing link, the reconciling force between them, the HOLY GHOST our sacred scriptures talk about.
If I apply the same principle of three to our planet and know that the West is mind orientated, the East emotionally orientated and the biggest country connecting them together is half and half, and see that there are the same laws for the whole Ray of Creation, my planetary approach to planetary issues will be very different from those we have had so far, will not?
By Albert Einstein
This article is taken from:
Science, Philosophy and Religion, A Symposium,
The Conference on Science, Philosophy and Religion
in Their Relation to the Democratic Way of Life, Inc.,
New York, 1941.
Note: As a seeker of the esoteric school, based on scientific facts, not on believes of any kinds, I have been following closely the scientific fields that are most likely to prove the existence of the Ray of Creation. The alphabets have very advanced knowledge of both because of their spying on esoteric schools for hundreds of years. Some knowledge has been clearly misused for power games and political control , for enslaving humanity by psychotronic technologies.
In the ancient times the esoteric schools had always trained the future scientists in accordance with the objective laws of the Universe so that they would not harm both humanity and the planet itself. Such wisdom got lost long ago.
The current weather control of the entire planet with her nature’s processes are destroying the reciprocal maintenance of the whole ecosystem and the bio- technocratic orientation of humanity only supports our degenerative degress from the Ray of Creation.
When re-reading the below aricle I wanted to know what was currently happening on the spiritual/science path in the mainstream. The above article atracted my attention most for certain aspects of universality.
Note: As a seeker of the esoteric school, based on scientific facts, not on believes of any kind, I have been following closely the scientific fields that are most likely to prove the existence of the Ray of Creation. The alphabets have very advanced knowledge of both because of their spying on esoteric schools for hundreds of years. Some knowledge has been clearly misused for power games and political control, even for enslaving humanity by psychotronic technologies. In ancient times the esoteric schools had always trained the future scientists in accordance with the objective laws of the Universe so that they would not harm both humanity and the planet itself. Such wisdom got lost long ago.The current weather control of the entire planet with her nature’s processes are destroying the reciprocal maintenance of the whole ecosystem and the bio- technocratic orientation of humanity only supports our degenerative degress on the Ray of Creation. When re-reading the below article I wanted to know what was currently happening on the spiritual/science path in the mainstream. The above article in the search attracted my attention for certain aspects of universality.
Geoengineering and the Planetary Movement for Mother Earth
https://cws.journals.yorku.ca › article › download
Geoengineering and the Planetary Movement for Mother Earth
https://cws.journals.yorku.ca › article › download
We certainly cannot say we were not warned><?/@’@~
Emergency in the Heavens, October 8, 2020
The urge to find out what truth is, what God is, is the only real urge, and all other urges are subsidiary. When you throw a stone into still water, it makes expanding circles. The expanding circles are the subsidiary movements, the social reactions, but the real movement is at the centre, which is the movement to find happiness, God, truth….The men who seek out what is truth, what is God—only such men can create a new civilization, a new culture.
Think on These Things, Ch. 11. THE ONLY REAL URGE Krishnamurti
health impact news dot com 2021 urgent ř doctors agree that civid 19 injections are bioweapons and discuss what to do about it
(Wp would not allow the exact link)
and Why the Rest of the World Should
“A vacuum of moral responsibility”
“In school teaching a man is given examples of both descending (creative) and ascending (or evolutionar) cosmic octaves. Western thought, knowing neither about octaves nor about the law of three, confuses the ascending and descending lines and does not understand that the line of evolution is opposed to the line of creation, that is to say, it goes against it as though against the stream.”
ISOM P.D.Ouspensky p.134
Not everyone wants to go the way of evolution for the attraction of the other, but everyone should be aware of the existence of both and their differences and impacts on our lives, our planet and the whole Solar system.
“Birdlip, December 2, 1944
LAW OF FATE AND LAW OF ACCIDENT
INTRODUCTORY NOTE ON THE WORK TEACHING ABOUT LAWS
The Work teaches that the Absolute is under one law—the law of
its own Will. From it proceeds creation by the first trinity of forces
which create the first order of worlds under 3 laws. This is sometimes
called World 3. In tracing the Ray of Creation to our Earth we have
next our Galaxy under 6 laws, our Solar System as a minute part of our
Galaxy under 12 laws, our Planetary System as a whole under 24 laws,
our Earth as part of the planets under 48, and our Moon as part of our
Earth under 96.
You must understand that the part is always under more laws than
the whole. It is necessary to see this clearly by finding your own
examples—for example, the soldier is under the laws of the Captain,
the Captain under the laws of the Colonel, etc., and the whole army
under the law of the General. Does Man put himself under more laws
in war? Does the general movement of things tend to-day to put Man
under more and more laws? Will this make it possible for Man to
reach his Essence more easily or will Man tend to become more of a
machine, more mechanical? Are ants and bees under more laws than
we are? Have they any individual chance of development?
The more laws Man puts himself under the more can it be said he
is under the Law of Accident. In all that follows you must clearly
grasp that, Personality is under more laws than Essence. Essence is
under planetary laws at the note Fa in the Ray of Creation, or rather
the note Si in the Side-Octave, both notes being at the same level in
scale. Behind Essence lies Real ‘I’ which is under 12 laws and corresponds diagrammatically to the level represented by the Sun. That is,
Essence is above Personality in the Scale of Being, and Real ‘I’ is above
Essence. Psychologically, Essence is internal to Personality and Real
‘I’ internal to Essence. What is more internal is higher in scale. So
you can either say internal or higher, both terms having the same
excerpts from Psychological Commentaries Dr. M. Nicoll
I expect all sane minds to understand how we put ourselves under more and more unnecessary laws.
Planet Earth The Latest Weapon of War
“The world has moved on,” said Byford Tsang, who follows climate diplomacy for the London-based research organization E3G. “This election wouldn’t change the direction of global climate action, but it can change the pace of global climate action.”
“Mr. Biden has made no specific promises regarding the Paris Agreement, other than that he would recommit the United States to its goals and “go much further.” He has said he would “lead an effort to get every major country to ramp up their ambition of their domestic climate targets” and “stop countries from cheating.”
Background on the Haarp project Sister Dr. Rosalie Bertell
A Primer on Weather and Climate Intervention for Economists
ABSOIZOMOSA when any surplanetary formation is artificially grafted or manipulated in any such fashion, it arrives in a state defined by Objective Science as Absoizomosa in which it absorbs from its surrounding medium, cosmic substances serviceable only for the coating of what is called its automatically self-reproducing subjective presence.
(Translated into the common language: a state where the subject’s capability to absorb from the air cosmic substances that can serve for the coating of a human soul is lost).
That is the tragic consequence of not admitting that the Universe is spiritual.
A note to a stranger: pls read it 3 times, first as your newspapers, secondly vocalized and thirdly with mentating over it. G.I.G.
Pls. do not get discouraged by the unknown expressions if unknown . Their understanding comes with feeling the knowledge (in time). D.P.
……”I must say that the three-brained beings of the planet Mars knew our genuine nature from the very beginning, and also the true reason why we were compelled to dwell on their planet.
.”They were not like the three-brained beings of your planet who never knew anything and never even suspected who we were and why we existed on their planet.
“………the indubitable conviction that the results ensuing from the abnormal existence of the three-brained beings of your planet had already begun to act harmfully also on the ordinary existence of the three-brained beings arising and existing on the planet Mars, in respect of their ‘potency’ to perfect themselves as is proper to all three-brained beings.
“‘What I thus constated aroused in me a subjective interest which served as the source for the engendering in my presence of the requisite impulse for the thorough cognizance of the cause of this fact, and from then on I began to pay attention both to myself as well as to what proceeded around me and to seek out the causes for it; and after one “Rkhee” I became convinced beyond doubt that this undesirable state proceeded with me each time, on the day when our large “Lifechakan” was in action.
“‘It was just this fact which I then first constated which was the cause that I have, since then, become seriously interested in this omnipresent cosmic substance and deeply absorbed in the study of its details.
“‘As a result, from the very beginning of my subsequent experimental elucidations, I came to possess an immeasurable number of every kind of proof for the elucidation, both for myself and for others, of the fact that the Omnipresent substance Okidanokh is such a particle of the common presence of the atmosphere of our planet, and evidently of the presence of the atmosphere of other planets, as takes part both in the arising of every planetary and surplanetary formation – among which of course there is also the “Hraprkhabeekhrokhnian” part of every being – as well as in the maintenance of their existence.
[45. Extraction of Electricity, p. 1157]
“‘Upon my further experimental elucidations I also became aware, beyond all doubt, that although our solar system like all the other solar systems of the Great Universe has its own Ansanbaluiazar, and each planet with its atmosphere is a special place of concentration of one or another class of cosmic substances of the given “Systematic-Ansanbaluiazar,’ yet nevertheless the cosmic-substance Okidanokh is an indispensable and predominant part of the presence of each planet.
“‘And later, also thanks to my experiments, it became clear to me that this cosmic substance is, owing to the common universal equilibrium, concentrated in every system in a strictly corresponding proportion and is distributed also in a strictly definite proportion between the atmosphere of each planet of the given solar system, and that when this universal substance is used up by accident or design in any one place of atmospheric space, it must without fail be replenished for the equilibrium of its common proportionalness in the atmosphere, and this proceeds by its flowing in from other places, and thereby this balancing transposition of Okidanokh must proceed not only from one space to another in the atmosphere of any planet, but also from the atmosphere of one planet to the atmosphere of another planet, if in this other planet for some reason or other more than its established norm is used up.
“‘Finally, I still further very definitely and from every aspect made clear to my reason and proved to others that the Omnipresent cosmic-substance Okidanokh present in our atmosphere and which is constantly being replenished, is for the common presence of our planet not only necessary and most important for every kind of arising and maintaining of existence, but also that the essence of every “relatively independent” intraplanetary and surplanetary formation as well as of the beings of every system of brains and external coating depends on this substance, and likewise that the possibilities for three-brained beings to perfect themselves and ultimately to blend with the Prime Cause of everything existing depends exclusively also on it.
[45. Extraction of Electricity, p. 1158]
“‘I repeat, as a result of all my experimental elucidations, I very definitely cognized for myself and acquired indubitable data for the possibilities of proving from every aspect to all those around me, beings like myself, that the destruction in the presences of the planet and of its atmosphere, of the Omnipresent cosmic-substance Okidanokh is almost equivalent to the conscious destruction of all the labors and results of the First-Sacred-Cause of everything that exists.’
“With these words, captivated by the theme of this exposition, my dear godson, the young high-spirited Gornahoor Rakhoorkh, finished his talk.
“In the middle of Gornahoor Rakhoorkh’s explanations concerning the mentioned properties of the Omnipresent cosmic-substance Okidanokh and the inevitable consequences of its extraction and destruction from the common presence of your planet, the suspicion arose in me, and in my memory there gradually began to be restored all kinds of general pictures – previously perceived during my personal sojourn among your favorites just during the period of my close observations on their existence from the planet Mars of the impressions from their ordinary being-existence – of how they at different periods repeatedly obtained this substance or it’s separate parts from the nature of their planet and used them for their different, naively egoistic aims.
[45. Extraction of Electricity, p. 1159]
“And when during the further explanations of Gornahoor Rakhoorkh, I, by association, remembered the request of the great Toof-Nef-Tef of the planet Mars, I then with all my being became aware without any doubt of all the maleficent consequences of just this manifestation of the three-brained beings of your planet.
“They named the totality or the separate parts of this substance, sacred just for them, differently at different periods, and at the present time they name the result of the blending and the mutual destruction of two parts of this omnipresent substance ‘electricity.’
excertpts from Beelzebub’s Tales G.I.G.
“The next idea which it is necessary to master is the materiality of the universe
which is taken in the form of the ray of creation. Everything in this universe can be
weighed and measured. The Absolute is as material, as weighable and measurable, as
the moon, or as man. If the Absolute is God it means that God can be weighed and
measured, resolved into component elements, ‘calculated,’ and expressed in the form
of a definite formula.
“But the concept ‘materiality’ is as relative as everything else. If we recall how the
concept ‘man’ and all that refers to him—good, evil, truth, falsehood, and so on—is
divided into different categories (‘man number one,’ ‘man number two,’ and so on, it
will be easy for us to understand that the concept ‘world,’ and everything that refers to
the world, is also divided into different categories. The ray of creation establishes
seven planes in the world, seven worlds one within another. Everything that refers to
the world is also divided into seven categories, one category within another. The
materiality of the Absolute is a materiality of an order different from that of ‘all
worlds.’ The materiality of ‘all worlds’ is of an order different from the materiality of
‘all suns.’ The materiality of ‘all suns’ is of an order different from the materiality of
our sun. The materiality of our sun is of an order different from the materiality of ‘all
planets.’ The materiality of ‘all planets’ is of an order different from the materiality of
the earth, and the materiality of the earth is of an order different from the materiality
of the moon. This idea is at first difficult to grasp. People are accustomed to think that
matter is everywhere the same. The whole of physics, of astrophysics, of chemistry,
such methods as spectroanalysis, and so on, are based upon this assumption. And it is
true that matter is the same, but materiality is different. And different degrees of
materiality depend directly upon the qualities and properties of the energy manifested
at a given point.
“Matter or substance necessarily presupposes the existence of force or energy. This
does not mean that a dualistic conception of the world is necessary. The concepts of
matter and force are as relative as everything else. In the Absolute, where all is one,
matter and force are also one. But in this connection matter and force are not taken as
real principles of the world in itself, but as properties or characteristics of the
phenomenal world observed by us. To begin the study of the universe it is sufficient to
have an elementary idea of matter and energy, such as we get by immediate
observation through our organs of sense. The ‘constant’ is taken as material, as matter,
and ‘changes’ in the state of the ‘constant,’ or of matter, are called manifestations of
force or energy. All these changes can be regarded as the result of vibrations or
undulatory motions which begin in the center, that is, in the Absolute, and go in all
directions, crossing one another, colliding, and merging together, until they stop altogether
at the end of the ray of creation.
“From this point of view, then, the world consists of vibrations and matter, or of
matter in a state of vibration, of vibrating matter. The rate of vibration is in inverse
ratio to the density of matter.
“In the Absolute vibrations are the most rapid and matter is the least dense. In the
next world vibrations are slower and matter denser; and further on matter is still more
dense and vibrations correspondingly slower.
” ‘Matter’ may be regarded as consisting of ‘atoms.’ Atoms in this connection are
taken also as the result of the final division of matter. In every order of matter they are
simply certain small particles of the given matter which are indivisible only on the
given plane. The atoms of the Absolute alone are really indivisible, the atom of the
next plane, that is, of world 3, consists of three atoms of the Absolute or, in other
words, it is three times bigger and three times heavier, and its movements are
correspondingly slower. The atom of world 6 consists of six atoms of the Absolute
merged together, as it were, and forming one atom. Its movements are
correspondingly slower. The atom of the next world consists of twelve primordial
particles, and of the next worlds, of twenty-four, forty-eight, and ninety-six. The atom
of world 96 is of an enormous size compared with the atom of world 1; its movements
are correspondingly slower, and the matter which is made up of such atoms is
“The seven worlds of the ray of creation represent seven orders of materiality. The
materiality of the moon is different from the materiality of the earth; the materiality of
the earth is different from the materiality of the planetary world; the materiality of the
planetary world is different from the materiality of the sun, and so on.
“Thus instead of one concept of matter we have seven kinds of matter, but our
ordinary conception of materiality only with difficulty embraces the materiality of
worlds 96 and 48. The matter of world 24 is much too rarefied to be regarded as
matter from the scientific point of view of our physics and chemistry; such matter is
practically hypothetical. The still finer matter of world 12 has, for ordinary
investigation, no characteristics of materiality at all. All these matters belonging to the
various orders of the universe are not separated into layers but are intermixed, or,
rather, they interpenetrate one another. We can get an idea of similar interpenetration
of matters of different densities from the penetration of one matter by another matter
of different densities known to us. A piece of wood may be saturated with water,
water may in its turn be filled with gas. Exactly the same relation between different
kinds of matter may be observed in the whole of the universe: the finer matters
permeate the coarser ones.
“Matter that possesses characteristics of materiality comprehensible to us is divided
for us into several states according to its density: solid, liquid, gaseous; further
gradations of matter are: radiant energy, that is, electricity, light, magnetism; and so
on. But on every plane, that is to say, in every order of materiality, similar relations
and divisions of the various states of a given matter may be found; but, as has been
already said, matter of a higher plane is not material at all for the lower planes.
“All the matter of the world that surrounds us, the food that we eat, the water that
we drink, the air that we breathe, the stones that our houses are built of, our own
bodies—everything is permeated by all the matters that exist in the universe. There is
no need to study or investigate the sun in order to discover the matter of the solar
world: this matter exists in ourselves and is the result of the division of our atoms. In
the same way we have in us the matter of all other worlds. Man is, in the full sense of
the term, a ‘miniature universe’; in him are all the matters of which the universe
consists; the same forces, the same laws that govern the life of the universe, operate in
him; therefore in studying man we can study the whole world, just as in studying the
world we can study man.
“But a complete parallel between man and the world can only be drawn if we take
‘man’ in the full sense of the word, that is, a man whose inherent powers are
developed. An undeveloped man, a man who has not completed the course of his
evolution, cannot be taken as a complete picture or plan of the universe—he is an
“As has been said already, the study of oneself must go side by side with the study
of the fundamental laws of the universe. The laws are the same everywhere and on all
planes. But the very same laws manifesting themselves in different worlds, that is,
under different conditions, produce different phenomena. The study of the relation of
laws to the planes upon which they are manifested brings us to the study of relativity.
“The idea of relativity occupies a very important place in this teaching, and, later on,
we shall return to it. But before anything else it is necessary to understand the
relativity of each thing and of each manifestation according to the place it occupies in
the cosmic order.
“We are on the earth and we depend entirely upon the laws that are operating on the
earth. The earth is a very bad place from the cosmic point of view—it is like the most
remote part of northern Siberia, very far from everywhere, it is cold, life is very hard.
Everything that in another place either comes by itself or is easily obtained, is here
acquired only by hard labor; everything must be fought for both in life and in the
work. In life it still happens sometimes that a man gets a legacy and afterwards lives
without doing anything. But such a thing does not happen in the work. All are equal
and all are equally beggars.
“Returning to the law of three, one must learn to find the manifestations of this law
in everything we do and in everything we study. The application of this law in any
sphere at once reveals much that is new, much that we did not see before. Take
chemistry, for instance. Ordinary science does not know of the law of three and it
studies matter without taking into consideration its cosmic properties. But besides
ordinary chemistry there exists another, a special chemistry, or alchemy if you like,
which studies matter taking into consideration its cosmic properties. As has been said
before, the cosmic properties of each substance are determined first by its place, and
secondly by the force which is acting through it at the given moment. Even in the same
place the nature of a given substance undergoes a great change dependent upon the
force which is being manifested through it. Each substance can be the conductor of
any one of the three forces and, in accordance with this, it can be active, passive, or
neutralizing. And it can be neither the first, nor the second, nor the third, if no force is
manifesting through it at the given moment or if it is taken without relation to the
manifestation of forces. In this way every substance appears, as it were, in four
different aspects or states. In this connection it must be noted that when we speak of
matter we do not speak of chemical elements. The special chemistry of which I speak
looks upon every substance having a separate function, even the most complex, as an
element. In this way only is it possible to study the cosmic properties of matter,
because all complex compounds have their own cosmic purpose and significance.
From this point of view an atom of a given substance is
the smallest amount of the given substance which retains all its chemical, physical,
and cosmic properties. Consequently the size of the ‘atom’ of different substances is
not the same. And in some cases an ‘atom’ may be a particle even visible to the naked
“The four aspects or states of every substance have definite names.
“When a substance is the conductor of the first or the active force, it is called
‘carbon,’ and, like the carbon of chemistry, it is designated by the letter C.
“When a substance is the conductor of the second or the passive force, it is called
‘oxygen,’ and, like the oxygen of chemistry, it is designated by the letter 0.
“When a substance is the conductor of the third or neutralizing force, it is called
‘nitrogen,’ and, like the nitrogen of chemistry, it is designated by the letter N.
“When a substance is taken without relation to the force manifesting itself through
it, it is called ‘hydrogen,’ and, like the hydrogen of chemistry, it is designated by the
“The active, the passive, and the neutralizing forces are designated by the figures 1,
2, 3, and the substances by the letters C, 0, N, and H. These designations must be
“Do these four elements correspond to the old four alchemical elements, fire, air,
water, earth?” asked one of us.
“Yes, they do correspond,” said G., “but we will use these. You will understand
excerpts from ISOM of P.D. Ouspensky
“The idea of the ray of creation and its growth from the Absolute contradicts the
general views of our day.
“According to this idea the moon is still an unborn planet, one that is, so to speak,
being born. It is becoming warm gradually and in time (given a favorable
development of the ray of creation) it will become like the earth and have a satellite
of its own, a new moon. A new link will have been added to the ray of creation. The
earth, too, is not getting colder, it is getting warmer, and may in time become like the
sun. We observe such a process for instance in the system of Jupiter, which is a sun
for its satellites.
“Summing up all that has been said before about the ray of creation, from world 1
down to world 96, it must be added that the figures by which worlds are designated
indicate the number of forces, or orders of laws, which govern the worlds in question.
In the Absolute there is only one force and only one law—the single and independent
will of the Absolute. In the next world there are three forces or three orders of laws. In
the next there are six orders of laws; in the following one, twelve;
and so on. In our world, that is, the earth, forty-eight orders of laws are operating to
which we are subject and by which our whole life is governed. If we lived on the
moon we should be subject to ninety-six orders of laws, that is, our life and activity
would be still more mechanical and we should not have the possibilities of escape
from mechanicalness that we now have.
“As has been said already, the will of the Absolute is only manifested in the
immediate world created by it within itself, that is, in world 3;
the immediate will of the Absolute does not reach world 6 and is mani-
fested in it only in the form of mechanical laws. Further on, in worlds 12, 24, 48, and
96, the will of the Absolute has less and less possibility of manifesting itself. This
means that in world 3 the Absolute creates, as it were, a general plan of all the rest of
the universe, which is then further developed mechanically. The will of the Absolute
cannot manifest itself in subsequent worlds apart from this plan, and, in manifesting
itself in accordance with this plan, it takes the form of mechanical laws. This means
that if the Absolute wanted to manifest its will, say, in our world, in opposition to the
mechanical laws in operation there, it would then have to destroy all the worlds
intermediate between itself and our world.
“The idea of a miracle in the sense of a violation of laws by the will which made
them is not only contrary to common sense but to the very idea of will itself. A
‘miracle’ can only be a manifestation of laws which are unknown to men or rarely met
with. A ‘miracle’ is the manifestation in this world of the laws of another world.
“On the earth we are very far removed from the will of the Absolute;
we are separated from it by forty-eight orders of mechanical laws. If we could free
ourselves from one half of these laws, we should find ourselves subject to only twentyfour orders of laws, that is, to the laws of the planetary world, and then we should be
one stage nearer to the Absolute and its will. If we could then free ourselves from one
half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws of the sun (twelve laws) and consequently one stage nearer still to the Absolute. If, again, we could free ourselves from
half of these laws, we should be subject to the laws of the starry world and separated
by only one stage from the immediate will of the Absolute.
“And the possibility for man thus gradually to free himself from mechanical laws
excerpts from ISOM P.D. Ouspensky
“In right knowledge the study of man must proceed on parallel lines with the study
of the world, and the study of the world must run parallel with the study of man. Laws
are everywhere the same, in the world as well as in man. Having mastered the
principles of any one law we must look for its manifestation in the world and in man
simultaneously. Moreover, some laws are more easily observed in the world, others
are more easily observed in man. Therefore in certain cases it is better to begin with
the world and then to pass on to man, and in other cases it is better to begin with man
and then to pass on to the world.
“This parallel study of the world and of man shows the student the fundamental
unity of everything and helps him to find analogies in phenomena of different orders.
“The number of fundamental laws which govern all processes both in the world and
in man is very small. Different numerical combinations of a few elementary forces
create all the seeming variety of phenomena.
“In order to understand the mechanics of the universe it is necessary to resolve
complex phenomena into these elementary forces.
“The first fundamental law of the universe is the law of three forces, or three
principles, or, as it is often called, the law of three. According to this law every action,
every phenomenon in all worlds without exception, is the result of a simultaneous
action of three forces—the positive, the negative, and the neutralizing. Of this we have
already spoken, and in future we will return to this law with every new line of study.
“The next fundamental law of the universe is the law of seven or the law of octaves.
“In order to understand the meaning of this law it is necessary to regard the universe
as consisting of vibrations. These vibrations proceed in all kinds, aspects, and
densities of the matter which constitutes the universe, from the finest to the coarsest;
they issue from various sources and proceed in various directions, crossing one
another, colliding, strengthening, weakening, arresting one another, and so on.
“In this connection according to the usual views accepted in the West, vibrations are
continuous. This means that vibrations are usually regarded as proceeding
uninterruptedly, ascending or descending so long as there continues to act the force of
the original impulse which caused the vibration and which overcomes the resistance of
the medium in which the vibrations proceed. When the force of the impulse becomes
exhausted and the resistance of the medium gains the upper hand the vibrations
naturally die down and stop. But until this moment is reached, that is, until the
beginning of the natural weakening, the vibrations develop uniformly and gradually,
and, in the absence of resistance, can even be endless. So that one of the fundamental
propositions of our physics is the continuity of vibrations, although this has never been
precisely formulated because it has never been opposed. In certain of the newest
theories this proposition is beginning to be shaken. Nevertheless physics is still very
far from a correct view on the nature of vibrations, or what corresponds to our
conception of vibrations, in the real world.
“In this instance the view of ancient knowledge is opposed to that of contemporary
science because at the base of the understanding of vibrations ancient knowledge
places the principle of the discontinuity of vibrations.
“The principle of the discontinuity of vibration means the definite and necessary
characteristic of all vibrations in nature, whether ascending or descending, to develop
not uniformly but with periodical accelerations and retardations. This principle can be
formulated still more precisely if we say that the force of the original impulse in
vibrations does not act uniformly but, as it were, becomes alternately stronger and
weaker. The force of the impulse acts without changing its nature and vibrations
develop in a regular way only for a certain time which is determined by the nature of
the impulse, the medium, the conditions, and so forth. But at a certain moment a kind
of change takes place in it and the vibrations, so to speak, cease to obey it and for a
short time they slow down and to a certain extent change their nature or direction; for
example, ascending vibrations at a certain moment begin to ascend more slowly, and
descending vibrations begin to descend more slowly. After this temporary retardation,
both in ascending and descending, the vibrations again enter the former channel and
for a certain time ascend or descend uniformly up to a certain moment when a check in
their development again takes place. In this connection it is significant that the periods
of uniform action of the momentum are not equal and that the moments of retardation
of the vibrations are not symmetrical. One period is shorter, the other is longer.
“In order to determine these moments of retardation, or rather, the checks in the
ascent and descent of vibrations, the lines of development of
vibrations are divided into periods corresponding to the doubling or the halving of the
number of vibrations in a given space of time.
“Let us imagine a line of increasing vibrations. Let us take them at the moment
when they are vibrating at the rate of one thousand a second. After a certain time the
number of vibrations is doubled, that is, reaches two thousand.
“It has been found and established that in this interval of vibrations, between the
given number of vibrations and a number twice as large, there are two places where a
retardation in the increase of vibrations takes place. One is near the beginning but not
at the beginning itself. The other occurs almost at the end.
FIG. 8 1000|————————|———————————|——|2000
“The laws which govern the retardation or the deflection of vibrations from their
primary direction were known to ancient science. These laws were duly incorporated
into a particular formula or diagram which has been preserved up to our times. In this
formula the period in which vibrations are doubled was divided into eight unequal
steps corresponding to the rate of increase in the vibrations. The eighth step repeats
the first step with double the number of vibrations. This period of the doubling of the
vibrations, or the line of the development of vibrations, between a given number of
vibrations and double that number, is called an octave, that is to say, composed of
“The principle of dividing into eight unequal parts the period, in which the
vibrations are doubled, is based upon the observation of the non-uniform increase of
vibrations in the entire octave, and separate ‘steps’ of the octave show acceleration and
retardation at different moments of its development.
“In the guise of this formula ideas of the octave have been handed down from
teacher to pupil, from one school to another. In very remote times one of these
schools found that it was possible to apply this formula to music. In this way was
obtained the seven-tone musical scale which was known in the most distant antiquity,
then forgotten, and then discovered or ‘found’ again.
“The seven-tone scale is the formula of a cosmic law which was worked out by
ancient schools and applied to music. At the same time, how-
ever, if we study the manifestations of the law of octaves in vibrations of other kinds
we shall see that the laws are everywhere the same, and that light, heat, chemical,
magnetic, and other vibrations are subject to the same laws as sound vibrations. For
instance, the light scale is known to physics; in chemistry the periodic system of the
elements is without doubt closely connected with the principle of octaves although this
connection is still not fully clear to science.
“A study of the structure of the seven-tone musical scale gives a very good
foundation for understanding the cosmic law of octaves.
“Let us again take the ascending octave, that is, the octave in which the frequency of
vibrations increases. Let us suppose that this octave begins with one thousand
vibrations a second. Let us designate these thousand vibrations by the note do.
Vibrations are growing, that is, their frequency is increasing. At the point where they
reach two thousand vibrations a second there will be a second do, that is, the do of the
do ———————————————————————— do
“The period between one do and the next, that is, an octave, is divided into seven
unequal parts because the frequency of vibrations does not increase uniformly.
, do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si , do, FIG. 10
“The ratio of the pitch of the notes, or of the frequency of vibrations will be as
“If we take do as 1 then re will be 9/8, mi 5/4, fa 4/3, sol 3/2, la 3/2, si 15/8, and
1 9/8 5/4 4/3 3/2 5/3 15/8 2
do re mi fa sol la si do FIG. 11
“The differences in the acceleration or increase in the notes or the difference in tone
will be as follows:
between do and re 9/8 : 1 = 9/8
between re and mi 5/4 : 9/8 = 10/9
between mi and fa 4/3 : 5/4 = 16/15 increase retarded
between fa and sol 3/2 : 4/3 = 9/8
between sol and la 5/3 : 3/2 = 10/9
between la and si 15/8 : 5/3 == 9/8
between si and do 2 : 15/8 = 16/15 increase again retarded
“The differences in the notes or the differences in the pitch of the notes are called
intervals. We see that there are three kinds of intervals in the octave: 9/8, 10/9, and
16/15, which in whole numbers correspond to 405, 400, and 384. The smallest
interval 16/15 occurs between mi and fa and between si and do. These are precisely
the places of retardation in the octave.
“In relation to the musical (seven-tone) scale it is generally considered
(theoretically) that there are two semitones between each two notes, with the
exception of the intervals mi-fa and si-do, which have only one semitone and in
which one semitone is regarded as being left out.
“In this manner twenty notes are obtained, eight of which are fundamental: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do
and twelve intermediate: two between each of the following two notes:
and one between each of the following two notes:
“But in practice, that is, in music, instead of twelve intermediate semitones only
five are taken, that is one semitone between:
“Between mi and fa and between si and do the semitone is not taken at all.
“In this way the structure of the musical seven-tone scale gives a scheme of the
cosmic law of ‘intervals,’ or absent semitones. In this respect when octaves are spoken
of in a ‘cosmic’ or a ‘mechanical’ sense, only those intervals between mi-fa and si-do
are called ‘intervals’
“If we grasp its full meaning the law of octaves gives us an entirely new
explanation of the whole of life, of the progress and development of phenomena on all planes
of the universe observed by us. This law explains why there are
no straight lines in nature and also why we can neither think nor do, why everything
with us is thought, why everything happens with us and happens usually in a way
opposed to what we want or expect. All this is the clear and direct effect of the
‘intervals,’ or retardations in the development of vibrations.
“What precisely does happen at the moment of the retardation of vibrations? A
deviation from the original direction takes place. The octave begins in the direction
shown by the arrow:
“This law shows why straight lines never occur in our activities, why, having begun
to do one thing, we in fact constantly do something entirely
different, often the opposite of the first, although we do not notice this and continue
to think that we are doing the same thing that we began to do.
“All this and many other things can only be explained with the help of the law of
octaves together with an understanding of the role and significance of ‘intervals’
which cause the line of the development of force constantly to change, to go in a
broken line, to turn round, to become its ‘own opposite’ and so on.
“Such a course of things, that is, a change of direction, we can observe in
everything. After a certain period of energetic activity or strong emotion or a right
understanding a reaction comes, work becomes tedious and tiring; moments of fatigue
and indifference enter into feeling; instead of right thinking a search for compromises
begins; suppression, evasion of difficult problems. But the line continues to develop
though now not in the same direction as at the beginning. Work becomes mechanical,
feeling becomes weaker and weaker, descends to the level of the common events of
the day; thought becomes dogmatic, literal. Everything proceeds in this way for a
certain time, then again there is reaction, again a stop, again a deviation. The
development of the force may continue but the work which was begun with great zeal
and enthusiasm has become an obligatory and useless formality; a number of entirely
foreign elements have entered into feeling—considering, vexation, irritation,
thought goes round in a circle, repeating what was known before, and the way out
which had been found becomes more and more lost.
“The same thing happens in all spheres of human activity. In literature, science, art,
philosophy, religion, in individual and above all in social and political life, we can
observe how the line of the development of forces deviates from its original direction
and goes, after a certain time, in a diametrically opposite direction, still preserving its
former name. A study of history from this point of view shows the most astonishing
facts which mechanical humanity is far from desiring to notice. Perhaps the most
interesting examples of such change of direction in the line of the development of
forces can be found in the history of religion, particularly in the history of
Christianity if it is studied dispassionately. Think how many turns the line of
development of forces must have taken to come from the Gospel preaching of love to
the Inquisition; or to go from the ascetics of the early centuries studying esoteric
Christianity to the scholastics who calculated how many angels could be placed on
the point of a needle.
“The law of octaves explains many phenomena in our lives which are
“First is the principle of the deviation of forces.
“Second is the fact that nothing in the world stays in the same place, or remains
what it was, everything moves, everything is going somewhere,
is changing, and inevitably either develops or goes down, weakens or degenerates,
that is to say, it moves along either an ascending or a descending line of octaves.
“And third, that in the actual development itself of both ascending and descending
octaves, fluctuations, rises and falls are constantly taking place.
“We have spoken so far chiefly about the discontinuity of vibrations and about the
deviation of forces. We must now clearly grasp two other principles: the inevitability
of either ascent or descent in every line of development of forces, and also the
periodic fluctuations, that is, rises and falls, in every line whether ascending or
“Nothing can develop by staying on one level. Ascent or descent is the inevitable
cosmic condition of any action. We neither understand nor see what is going on
around and within us, either because we do not allow for the inevitability of descent
when there is no ascent, or because we take descent to be ascent. These are two of the
fundamental causes of our self-deception. We do not see the first one because we
continually think that things can remain for a long time at the same level; and we do
not see the second because ascents where we see them are in fact impossible, as
impossible as it is to increase consciousness by mechanical means.
“Having learned to distinguish ascending and descending octaves in life we must
learn to distinguish ascent and descent within the octaves themselves. Whatever
sphere of our life we take we can see that nothing can ever remain level and constant;
everywhere and in everything proceeds the swinging of the pendulum, everywhere
and in everything the waves rise and fall. Our energy in one or another direction
which suddenly increases and afterwards just as suddenly weakens; our moods which
‘become better’ or ‘become worse’ without any visible reason; our feelings, our desires,
our intentions, our decisions—all from time to time pass through periods of ascent or
descent, become stronger or weaker.
“And there are perhaps a hundred pendulums moving here and there in man. These
ascents and descents, these wave-like fluctuations of moods, thought, feelings,
energy, determination, are periods of the development of forces between ‘intervals’ in
the octaves as well as the ‘intervals’ themselves.
“Upon the law of octaves in its three principal manifestations depend many
phenomena both of a psychic nature as well as those immediately connected with our
life. Upon the law of octaves depends the imperfection and the incompleteness of our
knowledge in all spheres without exception, chiefly because we always begin in one
direction and afterwards without noticing it proceed in another.
“As has been said already, .the law of octaves in all its manifestations was known
to ancient knowledge.
“Even our division of time, that is, the days of the week into work days and
Sundays, is connected with the same properties and inner conditions of our activity
which depend upon the general law. The Biblical myth of the creation of the world in
six days and of the seventh day in which God rested from his labors is also an
expression of the law of octaves or an indication of it, though an incomplete one.
“Observations based on an understanding of the law of octaves show that
‘vibrations’ may develop in different ways. In interrupted octaves they merely begin
and fall, are drowned or swallowed up by other, stronger, vibrations which intersect
them or which go in an opposite direction. In octaves which deviate from the original
direction the vibrations change their nature and give results opposite to those which
might have been expected at the beginning.
“And it is only in octaves of a cosmic order, both descending and ascending, that
vibrations develop in a consecutive and orderly way, following the same direction in
which they started.
“Further observations show that a right and consistent development of octaves,
although rare, can be observed in all the occasions of life and in the activity of nature
and even in human activity.
“The right development of these octaves is based on what looks an accident. It
sometimes happens that octaves going parallel to the given octave, intersecting or
meeting it, in some way or another fill up its ‘intervals’ and make it possible for the
vibrations of the given octave to develop in freedom and without checks. Observation
of such rightly developing octaves establishes the fact that if at the necessary moment,
that is, at the moment when the given octave passes through an ‘interval,’ there enters
into it an ‘additional shock’ which corresponds in force and character, it will develop
further without hindrance along the original direction, neither losing anything nor
changing its nature.
“In such cases there is an essential difference between ascending and descending
“In an ascending octave the first ‘interval’ comes between mi and fa. If
corresponding additional energy enters at this point the octave will develop without
hindrance to si, but between si and do it needs a much stronger ‘additional shock’ for
its right development than between mi and fa, because the vibrations of the octave at
this point are of a considerably higher pitch and to overcome a check in the
development of the octave a greater intensity is needed.
“In a descending octave, on the other hand, the greatest ‘interval’ occurs at the very
beginning of the octave, immediately after the first do and the material for filling it is
very often found either in do itself or in the lateral vibrations evoked by do. For this
reason a descending octave develops much more easily than an ascending octave and
in passing beyond si it reaches fa without hindrance; here an ‘additional shock’ is
sary, though considerably less strong than the first ‘shock’ between do and si.
“In the big cosmic octave, which reaches us in the form of the ray of creation, we
can see the first complete example of the law of octaves. The ray of creation begins
with the Absolute. The Absolute is the All. The All, possessing full unity, full will,
and full consciousness, creates worlds within itself, in this way beginning the
descending world octave. The Absolute is the do of this octave. The worlds which the
Absolute creates in itself are si. The ‘interval’ between do and si in this case is filled
by the will of the Absolute. The process of creation is developed further by the force
of the original impulse and an ‘additional shock.’ Si passes into la which for us is our
star world, the Milky Way. La passes into sol—our sun, the solar system. Sol passes
into fa—the planetary world. And here between the planetary world as a whole and
our earth occurs an ‘interval.’ This means that the planetary radiations carrying
various influences to the earth are not able to reach it, or, to speak more correctly,
they are not received, the earth reflects them. In order to fill the ‘interval’ at this point
of the ray of creation a special apparatus is created for receiving and transmitting the
influences coming from the planets. This apparatus is organic life on earth. Organic
life transmits to the earth all the influences intended for it and makes possible the
further development and growth of the earth, mi of the cosmic octave, and then of the
moon or re, after which follows another do—Nothing. Between All and Nothing
passes the ray of creation.
“You know the prayer ‘Holy God, Holy the Firm, Holy the Immortal’? This prayer
comes from ancient knowledge. Holy God means the Absolute or All. Holy the Firm
also means the Absolute or Nothing. Holy the Immortal signifies that which is
between them, that is, the six notes of the ray of creation, with organic life. All three
taken together make one. This is the coexistent and indivisible Trinity.”
“We must now dwell on the idea of the ‘additional shocks’ which make it possible
for the lines of forces to reach a projected aim. As I said before, shocks may occur
accidentally. Accident is of course a very uncertain thing. But those lines of
development of forces which are straightened out by accident, and which man can
sometimes see, or suppose, or expect, create in him more than anything else the
illusion of straight lines. That is to say, he thinks that straight lines are the rule and
broken and interrupted lines the exception. This in its turn creates in him the illusion
that it is possible to do; possible to attain a projected aim. In reality a man can do
nothing. If by accident his activity gives a result, even though it resembles only in
appearance or in name the original aim, a man assures himself and others that he has
attained the aim which he set before him-
self and that anyone else would also be able to attain his aim, and others believe him.
In reality this is illusion. A man can win at roulette. But this would be accident.
Attaining an aim which one has set before oneself in life or in any particular sphere of
human activity is just the same kind of accident. The only difference is that in regard
to roulette a man at least knows for certain whether he has lost or won on each
separate occasion, that is, on each separate stake. But in the activities of his life,
particularly with activities of the kind that many people are concerned in and when
years pass between the beginning of something and its result, a man can very easily
deceive himself and take the result ‘obtained’ as the result desired, that is, believe that
he has won when on the whole he has lost.
“The greatest insult for a ‘man-machine’ is to tell him that he can do nothing, can
attain nothing, that he can never move towards any aim whatever and that in striving
towards one he will inevitably create another. Actually of course it cannot be
otherwise. The ‘man-machine’ is in the power of accident. His activities may fall by
accident into some sort of channel which has been created by cosmic or mechanical
forces and they may by accident move along this channel for a certain time, giving the
illusion that aims of some kind are being attained. Such accidental correspondence of
results with the aims we have set before us or the attainment of aims in small things
which can have no consequences creates in mechanical man the conviction that he is
able to attain any aim, ‘is able to conquer nature’ as it is called, is able to ‘arrange the
whole of his life,’ and so on.
“As a matter of fact he is of course unable to do anything of the kind because not
only has he no control over things outside himself but he has no control even over
things within himself. This last must be very clearly understood and assimilated; at the
same time it must be understood that control over things begins with control over
things in ourselves, with control over ourselves. A man who cannot control himself, or
the course of things within himself, can control nothing.
“In what way can control be attained?
“The technical part of this is explained by the law of octaves. Octaves can develop
consecutively and continuously in the desired direction if ‘additional shocks’ enter
them at the moments necessary, that is, at the moments when vibrations slow down. If
‘additional shocks’ do not enter at the necessary moments octaves change their
direction. To entertain hopes of accidental ‘shocks’ coming from somewhere by
themselves at the moments necessary is of course out of the question. There remains
for a man the choice either of finding a direction for his activities which corresponds
to the mechanical line of events of a given moment, in other words of ‘going where the
wind blows’ or ‘swimming with the stream,’ even if this contradicts his inner
inclinations, convictions, and sympathies, or of reconciling himself to the failure of
everything he starts out
to do; or he can learn to recognize the moments of the ‘intervals’ in all lines of his
activity and learn to create the ‘additional shocks,’ in other words, learn to apply to his
own activities the method which cosmic forces make use of in creating ‘additional
shocks’ at the moments necessary.
“The possibility of artificial, that is, specially created, ‘additional shocks’ gives a
practical meaning to the study of the law of octaves and makes this study obligatory
and necessary if a man desires to step out of the role of passive spectator of that which
is happening to him and around him.
“The ‘man-machine’ can do nothing. To him and around him everything happens. In
order to do it is necessary to know the law of octaves, to know the moments of the
‘intervals’ and be able to create necessary ‘additional shocks.’
“It is only possible to learn this in a school, that is to say, in a rightly organized
school which follows all esoteric traditions. Without the help of a school a man by
himself can never understand the law of octaves, the points of the ‘intervals,’ and the
order of creating ‘shocks.’ He cannot understand because certain conditions are
necessary for this purpose, and these conditions can only be created in a school which
is itself created upon these principles.
“How a school is created on the principles of the law of octaves will be explained in
due course. And this in its turn will explain to you one aspect of the union of the law
of seven with the law of three. In the meantime it can be said only that in school
teaching, a man is given examples of both descending (creative) and ascending (or
evolutionary) cosmic octaves. Western thought, knowing neither about octaves nor
about the law of three, confuses the ascending and the descending lines and does not
understand that the line of evolution is opposed to the line’ of creation, that is to say, it
goes against it as though against the stream.
“In the study of the law of octaves it must be remembered that octaves in their
relation to each other are divided into fundamental and subordinate. The fundamental
octave can be likened to the trunk of a tree giving off branches of lateral octaves. The
seven fundamental notes of the octave and the two ‘intervals,’ the bearers of new
directions, give altogether nine links of a chain, three groups of three links each.
“The fundamental octaves are connected with the secondary or subordinate octaves
in a certain definite way. Out of the subordinate octaves of the first order come the
subordinate octaves of the second order, and so on. The construction of octaves can be
compared with the construction of a tree. From the straight basic trunk there come out
boughs on all sides which divide in their turn and pass into branches- becoming
smaller and smaller, and finally are covered with leaves. The same process goes on in
the construction of the leaves, in the formation of the veins, the serrations, and so on.
“Like everything in nature the human body which represents a certain whole bears
both within and without the same correlations. According to the number of the notes
of the octave and its ‘intervals,’ the human body has nine basic measurements
expressed by the numbers of a definite measure. In individuals these numbers of
course differ widely but within certain definite limits. These nine basic measurements,
giving a full octave of the first order, by combining in a certain definite way pass into
measurements of subordinate octaves, which give rise in their turn to other
subordinate octaves, and so on. In this way it is possible to obtain the measurements of
any member or any part of the human body as they are all in a definite relationship
one to another.”
The law of octaves naturally gave rise to a great many talks in our group and to
much perplexity. G. warned us all the time against too much theorizing.
“You must understand and feel this law in yourselves,” he said. “Only then will you
see it outside yourselves.”
This of course is true. But the difficulty was not only in this. Merely a “technical”
understanding of the law of octaves requires a lot of time. And we returned to it
continually, sometimes making unexpected discoveries, sometimes again losing what
had seemed to us already established.
It is now difficult to convey how at different periods now one and now another idea
became the center of gravity in our work, attracted the greatest attention, gave rise to
most talks. The idea of the law of octaves became in its way a permanent center of
gravity. We returned to it on every occasion; we spoke of it and discussed its various
aspects at every meeting until we began gradually to think of everything from the
point of view of this idea.”
excerpts from ISOM P.D. Ouspensky