In order to celebrate the today heliocentric alignment between the 1st and 5th Rays embodied by Sun/Vulcan, Venus and Pluto in Capricorn, here are some illuminating thought-forms about this fiery “spatial relationship” or Polarity 1.5-5.1, sacred to the building power of the mental plane or Manas Pentacle, and the directive force of the Mysteries coming to Earth from Venus and the central Spiritual Sun (see here the whole document about the 49 Goals or egoic Functions for the restoration of the Planetary Plan).
1.5 UNITY OF CREATIVE ENERGY. PROJECTION OF THE NEW CIVILIZATION
The Vertex 1.5 together with its symmetrical opposite, the 5.1, “is the root of the magical executive action. In these the One and Five meet, or the vital energy (1) which intends to express itself with a series of forms (5). When, after wandering for a long time in illusion, man reaches the point of collaborating with the creative cosmic process as a constructive agent and so forms groups ordered by hierarchies of Functions, great possibilities of Service are offered to him.
He than begins to live as a Soul and uses magic to start those changes and innovations which will manifest the New Heaven and the New Earth to which the scriptures allude. “They can then work with forces in etheric matter and so bring into being those physical plane creations and organizations which will more adequately embody the life of God in the Aquarian Age which is now upon us.” (White Magic, p 610.)
The phrases of this quotation leave no doubt about the kind of activities which await the [human] Group, directed by its Five-pointed Star, its Fifth Star, its Star of the Five and all the Vertices governed by the Fifth Ray.
Humanity has a great heritage of culture at its disposal, the fruit of thousands of years of experience. It is necessary to plant in that humus the seeds of the new visions, which will sprout at the right time to give flowers and fruit. To prepare, choose and plant these seeds: this is the symbolic, but accurate description of the task of this Vertex and his collaborators.”
5.1 – THE MYSTERIES: GUIDING CENTRE OF CULTURE
“The Mysteries are present and act within any human culture which is in a rising state. They are its guides and they direct it until its culmination; then they retire slowly into the invisible.
The statement can be accompanied by a series of corollaries, which do not add anything to the central truth but illustrate its various aspects.
a) The appearance and disappearance of the Mysteries mark the beginning of the development and the decadence of a culture and leave obvious reflections in the conditions of the accompanying civilization. From the examination of the latter one can deduce their presence or absence.
b) The Mysteries, when they are active, take on appearances, rituals and rhythms suitable to the people and to the age, so as to serve both in the best possible way. In spite of their differences in form, they can always be classified in seven categories, each one divided into seven initiatory grades.
c) The Mysteries are authentic when they have the power to transmit real, and not only virtual, initiation. This characteristic distinguishes the true from the false.
d) The Mysteries serve a double aim: they elevate the consciousness of those who are ready and worthy, conferring on them continuity and power; and in this way they establish more vibrant human centres, which influence the entire society and the whole environment in a beneficial way.
e) The result of the presence of the Mysteries is the establishment of an Order, organic and powerful, in consciousness. It reveals itself in complex mental structures which guide and condition all activities for a considerable number of human generations.
f) The seven categories of Mysteries may or may not be all manifest and active: this depends perhaps on extra-planetary factors. They are manifested according to rhythms of their own, but in any case they condition the culture where they are established, which then shows the characteristics of one or other of the Rays.
g) The origin of the Mysteries is always a single one, as the One is the Mystery and remains inviolate. Their presence acts first on the individual man and then spreads throughout the society. They reappear secretly in a heart, from which they overflow into many others.
The Vertex 5.1 is the Place in the [human] System where unity is made manifold. This must be said also of his symmetrical opposite, 1.5, and in both the tendency towards the first Distant Goal [Restoration of the Mysteries], which attracts the First Star [first column in the 7 x 7 matrix: 1.1 to 7.1], and the Star of the One [first row in the 7 x 7 matrix: 1.1 to 1.7], is very strong. These two Functions, and many others in the System, are the salt of the Earth, as without Order, that is without Mysteries, external life loses its sense and value. However, a few grains are sufficient for it to recover its lost flavour.”