The Constructive Power of the Mysteries

Venus visits Vulcan

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[1] (see here the whole document about the 49 Goals or egoic Functions for the restoration of the Planetary Plan).



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,[2] its Fifth Star, its Star of the Five and all the Vertices governed by the Fifth Ray.

Table of the Plan with the 5 pointed-Star, the Fifth Star and the Star of the Five


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.”


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.”

[1] “The focussed will of God, in its immediate implications and application, constitutes the point of tension from which Shamballa works in order to bring about the eventual fruition of the divine Purpose.
There is a definite distinction between Purpose and Will; it is subtle indeed, but quite definite to the advanced initiate, and therefore the dualistic nature of our planetary manifestation and our solar Expression appear even in this. The Members of the Council at Shamballa recognise this distinction and therefore divide Themselves into two groups which are called in the ancient parlance, Registrants of the Purpose and Custodians of the Will. Will is active. Purpose is passive, waiting for the results of the activity of the will. These two groups are reflected in hierarchical circles by the Nirmanakayas or the Planetary Contemplatives, and the Custodians of the Plan. The function of the Registrants of the Purpose is to keep the channel open between our Earth, the planet Venus and the Central Spiritual Sun. The function of the Custodians of the Will is to relate the Council, the Hierarchy and Humanity, thus creating a basic triangle of force between the three major centres of the planetary Life. This is the higher expression (symbolic, if you like) of the six-pointed star, formed of two interlaced triangles. A replica of this fundamental triangle and of this symbol of energy, with its inflow and distribution, is to be found in the relation of the three higher centres in the human being—head, heart and throat—to the three lower centres—solar plexus, sacral centre and the centre at the base of the spine.” (A. A. Bailey, “Rays and Initiations”, Lucis Collection, p. 69)
[2] “The great subject of creative energy lies outside the aims of these notes, which it transcends by far, but it would not be right to be silent concerning the presence within the Group of a real creative organ. This is composed of all those Vertices which proceed in order from 3.3 to 3.7 on one side and towards 7.3 on the other, as well as all those which have indices greater than these. They are twenty-five in all and form a grid of five Stars of five points, to which the creative and executive capacities of the whole are entrusted. It is a sub-group under the banner of the Fifth Ray, of which it carries out the general functions.
The Vertex 1.5 and the energies which feed it are not part of this sub-group. But together with its symmetrical opposite, the 5.1, it is the root of the magical executive action.” (From the commentary to the 1.5 Vortex)
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