SPIRITUAL substance exists everywhere, says Occult Science, “and forms the first Upadhi [foundation] on which our World [solar system] is built.
“Outside [our sysem] it is to be found in its pristine purity only between [the solar systems or] the Stars of the Universe.
“The worlds already formed or forming; those in Laya resting meanwhile in its bosom.
“As its substance is of a different kind from that known on earth, the inhabitants of the [Earth], seeing through it, believe in their illusion and ignorance that it is empty space.
There is not one finger’s breath (angula) of void Space in the whole Boundless (Universe).
“Matter or Substance is septenary within our World, as it is so beyond it. Moreover, each of its states or principles is graduated into seven degrees of density.”
“In the universe of manifestation the ever-present electrical energy and ceaseless destructive and formative power. Esoterically, it is Fohat the universal propelling Vital Force, at once the propeller and the resultant.”
– H. P. Blavatsky, Fohat: The Cosmic Electricity
Space is not Empty
(What The Secret Doctrine says, by H. P. Blavatsky):
- A conscious, colorless spiritual fluid, no empty space.
“Extracts from a private commentary,* hitherto secret: —”
“The Initial Existence in the first twilight of the Maha-Manwantara (after the Maha-Pralaya that follows every age of Brahma) is a conscious spiritual quality. In the manifested worlds (solar systems) it is, in its objective subjectivity, like the film from a Divine Breath to the gaze of the entranced seer. It spreads as it issues from Laya throughout infinity as a colourless spiritual fluid. It is on the seventh plane, and in its seventh state in our planetary world.
“It is Substance to our spiritual sight. It cannot be called so by men in their waking state; therefore they have named it in their ignorance ‘God-Spirit.’
“We believe in the much laughed at phlogiston (see article “What is force and what is matter?“), and in what some natural philosophers would call nisus the incessant though perfectly imperceptible (to the ordinary senses) motion or efforts one body is making on another — the pulsations of inert matter — its life.”
“Matter (or nature) acting by her own peculiar energy,” writes a Master,
must have always existed — its materials ever changing form, combinations and properties, but its principles or elements being absolutely indestructible.
The connection between phlogiston and plasma can also be seen in another letter from Master K.H.:
What are those long white filaments twisted like so many ropes, of which the penumbra of the Sun is made up? What the central part that is seen like a huge flame ending in fiery spires, and the transparent clouds, or rather vapours formed of delicate threads of silvery light, that hangs over those flames — what — but magneto-electric aura — the phlogiston of the Sun?
“In other words we believe in MATTER alone, in matter as visible nature and matter in its invisibility as the invisible omnipresent omnipotent Proteus with its unceasing motion which is its life, and which nature draws from herself since she is the great whole outside of which nothing can exist.”
“Its motion is due to the force
which is inherent in itself.”
“The Theosophist who knows anything about life insists that Universal Brotherhood is not a mere theory. It is a fact, a living ever present fact, from which no nation can hope to escape; no man can escape from it, and every man who violates it violates a law, violates the greatest law of nature, which will react upon him and make him suffer.”
– W. Q. Judge, Universal Brotherhood a Fact in Nature
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