THEOSOPHY, Vol. 81, No. 11, September, 1993
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ON THE MONAD(1)

VII
[Part 7 of 12]

What, it may be asked, are the "Lunar Monads," ... they are Monads, who, having ended their life-cycle on the lunar chain, which is inferior to the terrestrial chain, have incarnated on this one. ... The last word of the mystery is divulged only to the adepts, but it may be stated that our satellite is only the gross body of its invisible principles. ... there are 7 Earths, so there are 7 Moons, the last one alone being visible (S.D. I, 179).

It is, then, the Moon that plays the largest and most important part, as well in the formation of the Earth itself, as in the peopling thereof with human beings. The "Lunar Monads" or Pitris, the ancestors of man, become in reality man himself. They are the "Monads" who enter on the cycle of evolution on Globe A, and who, passing round the chain of planets, evolve the human form ... At the beginning of the human stage of the Fourth Round on this Globe, they "ooze out" their astral doubles from the "ape-like" forms which they had evolved in Round III. And it is this subtle, finer form, which serves as the model round which Nature builds physical man. These "Monads" or "divine sparks" are thus the "Lunar" ancestors, the Pitris themselves. For these "Lunar Spirits" have to become "Men" in order that their "Monads" may reach a higher plane of activity and self-consciousness, i.e., the plane of the Manasa-Putras, those who endow the "senseless" shells, created and informed by the Pitris, with "mind" in the latter part of the Third Root-Race (S.D. I, 180-81).

"Nature," the physical evolutionary Power, could never evolve intelligence unaided -- she can only create "senseless forms," ... It is the Manasa-Dhyanis who fill up the gap, and they represent the evolutionary power of Intelligence and Mind, the link between "Spirit" and "Matter" -- in this Round (S.D. I, 181-82).

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