Matter in motion and ether under strain constitute the
principles with which we have to do in physics. These are both
We speak of them as if there were two principles; there
but one principle with a dual manifestation: it is cause and effect.
Matter in motion puts ether under strain, ether under strain puts
matter into motion.
All phenomena in the Universe are the result of the
operation of this
basic principle. Let us check up on those with which we are most
Force, all power, energy—call it what you will—resolves
itself into two
divisions: kinetic and potential. Kinetic is actual power and is
invariably associated with motion. There can be no motion without
something to move. Kinetic power is, therefore, matter is motion.
Potential power is power at rest, reserve power, power distributed
through all space, or ether under strain.
All force, all power, all energy is then a vibratory
The Earth is one of the major bodies of our solar system.
As it pushes
its way around the Sun with the speed of a cannon ball, it puts the
ether under strain, and in doing so causes the atmosphere which
consists of atoms of hydrogen and nitrogen to become incandescent; we
thus have the phenomena of light.
Light is then a vibratory activity.
But the Earth not only moves through space which is
filled with ether
with the speed of a cannon ball, but it rotates upon its axis at the
rate of two thousand miles an hour at its greatest circumference, with
a gradually decreasing rate of motion until we reach the poles, where
there is little or no motion.
This revolution of the Earth constitutes matter in motion
as a cause
and ether under strain as an effect; but this time the result is heat,
the greatest amount of heat being found at the equator where strain
upon the ether is greatest, with continually diminishing amount of heat
until we reach the poles where there is no motion and consequently no
Heat, then, is a vibratory activity.
Sound is the sensation produced as a result of matter in
results in ether under strain. A word spoken in any part of the world
changes the relative positions of the atoms of which the atmosphere is
composed. This change is registered in the ether, which is so
inconceivably subtle and vibrant, that even tone, every letter, every
syllable is transmitted to every part of the world, and possibly to any
other world; for this reason a man may make an address or sing a song
in New York and millions of persons may sit in their own homes and
listen to every word.
The sound is originally caused by matter in motion, but
it is carried
upon the wings of the ether, the most volatile and active substance of
which we can have any conception.
Sound is then a vibratory activity.
Color is the result of the vibratory activity of atoms of
matter in motion. As the frequency increases, the vibrations become
shorter and more rapid, the color changes, each change in color being
due to a change in the rate of vibration.
Consciousness is the inner and thought the outward
expression of Mind.
Even human being and most animals have innumerable aerials, all
reaching out into space ready to contact even thought, even
inspiration, even indication of danger that their immediate environment
may contain. These minute aerials or hairs, one of which is attached to
every pore of the body, are stirred into activity by the vibrations
from the Sun. When the Sun sinks behind the horizon, they, like the
Arabs, "Fold their tents and silently steal away." We are then no
longer conscious, we go to sleep. Consciousness then is a vibratory
activity and is due to the vibrations which reach us from the Sun.
All space is the store room of energy, which emanates
from the Sun, and
consciousness is caused by the contact of the human brain with the
electro-magnetic vibrations of which the luminiferous ether is composed
and which have their source in the Sun. Each of the planets is passing
through this electro-magnetic field of force, forming an
electro-magnetic field of its own.
These vibrations are being constantly impressed upon the
ether and are
received by each individual in accordance with his ability to receive,
for the brain is a receiving instrument and must be in tune with the
vibration, otherwise, it does not register.
Mind or consciousness is then a vibratory activity.
The personal constituents of a mob might be exactly the
same as those
of an army, the difference is that one is organized and one is not. A
single atom is not material, it is simply a definite amount of energy,
and by itself would be absolutely immaterial, but when these atoms are
combined and organized, they assume the characteristics of the whole,
of which they are apart. Apart cannot be equal to the whole. On the
other hand, the whole cannot be greater than all of its parts
collectively and organically. Each part is as essential to the whole as
the whole is to the part.
If, then, an organism is conscious and intelligent, the
atoms of which
that organism is composed must be conscious and intelligent, just as a
single soldier might have a very small amount of power, but if combined
with a hundred thousand other similar soldiers and thoroughly drilled
and organized, a very considerable amount of power would be developed.
The atom, of which all organic or inorganic substance is
immaterial, conscious, and intelligent. The degree of consciousness and
intelligence that is manifested in an organic body will then depend
upon whether the mob spirit or the spirit of efficiency and service
The individual atom has no density. Density is an
attribute of matter,
and one atom has no material attributes; it is only when millions of
them are organized into form that they assume material attributes.
The atom is the unit and man is an organization of these
units. As Mr.
Edison says, "I believe that our bodies are made up of myriads of units
of life, we have assumed that the unit is man, which we can see, and
have ignored the existence of the real life units, which are those we
The aggregate of these life units is the ether, which
ultimate spiritual principle and represents the unity of the forces and
energies from which spring all the phenomena known to man, whether
physical, mental, or spiritual.
Such vibrations are, however, not the result of motion in
The planets, which are gigantic dynamos, not only push
through the ether at an incredible speed, but they revolve upon their
axis and thus twist the ether into spiral form, the lines of force
reach us from the various planets consist therefore of vibrations in
When these lines of force are crossed by a second or a
the electrons necessarily revolve around each other, and the first step
in organization takes place. The electron is then no longer a point
mass, but a mass having an axis of rotation, an arc orbit. The rapidity
of motion, the size and shape of electrons involved, determine the
nature of the atom which is eventually evolved.
As long as the electrons continue to move indefinitely,
electrons. But when they are grouped in a definite system, revolving
about a central nucleus like a miniature solar system, they then
constitute an atom of matter.
These units, aggregated into different systems, form the
the elements, in more complex combination, the chemical substances are
made. The inorganic substances are relatively simple combinations of
bases and acids. The organic substances are more complexly compounded,
and these substances, or some of them when arranged in a mechanism
called a cell, are capable of certain processes: assimilation,
excretion, growth, sensation, reproduction.
When an organism works in a self-sustaining system, we
say that it is
Form is the result of the concentration of matter, and
concentration of matter implies the dissipation of motion. Wherever
there is an aggregation of matter, there must be an equal absorption of
Involution and evolution alternate indefinitely. Both
going on every instant, the ebb and flow of the forces of nature are
All form, organic or inorganic, is the result of the
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and each of these in turn are derived
directly or indirectly from the Sun. Without the energizing rays from
the Sun, there could be no possible motion.
The Solar fluid is the Ether, which holds in the solution
form of matter. This ether in a state of high vibration is the breath
of life, in its lower vibration it is inorganic form, or matter.
All form is then a vibratory activity.
At birth you received a certain vibration consisting of
combination of ethereal vibrations existing at the moment. This
vibration was impressed upon you very much as a note from an orchestra
may be transmitted by the stylus of a phonograph to the sensitive wax
receiver with every single note and every shade of tone intact.
Thus the time of birth determined the nature and
intensity of the
vibrations which are apparent in your mental, moral, spiritual, and
physical characteristics, and these in turn indicate the character,
environment, and opportunities which will come to you.
This does not mean that you are to flounder in a morass
fatalism. On the contrary, it is simply indicative of the opportunities
which will be presented or the temptations which will come; there is no
denial of the self-determination or free will. You may use the
characteristics given to you at birth, or change them as you will.
The particular nature of the vibrations which you receive
at birth are
but the tools of the workman, and the one who becomes the "ruler of his
stars" is the one who does not complain because he was given a violin
rather than a harp, for each piece is necessary in the grand symphony
But because there is that within you by which you may
environment and heredity, is this any reason for withholding from you
the nature of the implements upon which you must depend? Would you
rather have the most complete information possible concerning the tools
with which you must carve out the destiny which is yours? Will the one
who knows nothing of the dangers and pitfalls which lie before him have
a better opportunity than the one who has a map with each of these
dangers carefully charted?
It requires superior wisdom to be the custodian of
wisdom, and your
ability to obtain
conditioned upon your ability to attain.
Fear becomes the parent of superstition, the insurmountable barrier to
When the Sun is in major aspect with any planet, the
and quality of such planet is conjoined with the terrestrial magnetism,
hence the Zodiac, the space in which the various planets move, holds in
solution every element of which your body is composed.
The Sun is the distributor of all life; it therefore
essence of which all the planets are composed, each of which expresses
one of the factors evolved from the cosmic system.
As the vibrations from the Sun reach the planets, each
and embodies one dominant ray, and while the particular ray which is
differentiated by each planet is again sent out to all of the signs of
the Zodiac, it is focused in the particular sign over which the planet
Then each planet acts as a reflector for one of the seven
of the Sun. After their cycle of differentiation and accomplishment
has been completed, they are again gathered up and united in the one
great white light.
The Sun is the creative center, it contains the primal
germ of mind, it
is the unmanifest, during time inconceivable this unmanifest has been
manifesting, and that which has become manifest is the planetary system
of Divine Creation.
The Sun, therefore, contains within itself the essence of
planets and they themselves are but the medium through which and by
which the forces of the Sun are differentiated.
Manifestation in the objective proceeds through the
operation of the
principles of construction and differentiation. Life is the process by
which the ethereal substance, which scintillates from the center of the
molecule, manifests on form.
The vibrations received from the Sun represent the
immortality. They are pure Being or life Itself.
The vibrations received from the Moon represent the
mortal or all that
comprise the personality, all that is mortal; thus the vibrations from
the Sun and Moon manifest as Spirit and Matter, Soul, and Body.
The vibrations from Mercury manifest as the intellect or
Venus as love and emotion; from Mars as energy and force; from Jupiter
as sympathy and devotion; from Saturn as perseverance and tenacity;
from Uranus as renewal and change; from Neptune as religion and
mysticism; and from the Earth as materialism and disintegration.
The ancients knew the Moon as Isis. the Queen of Heaven.
the mother of the female principle of life and is essentially feminine.
It may be termed the giver of form.
The influence of the Moon upon tides, planting, and upon
life has been known to the world for countless ages. Its peculiar
influence upon women is well known, yet seldom connected with the fact.
And physicians are beginning to realize that most diseases have certain
cycles of periodicity which may be directly attributed to the Moon's
motion. That fact was familiar to the wise men of all past ages.
Its rapid transit through the heavens brings to a focus
aspects—good and bad—found in every person, dormant perhaps until an
angle is formed which sets in motion vibrations beyond human control.
Thus we have the sudden accidents, the flare of ungoverned temper, and
likewise the never-to-be forgotten moments of ecstasy.
The rays of the Sun are differentiated through the
spleen. The altered
conditions of the Sun's rays become vitality; it is a force downward.
In the same way the mind is an elemental essence which is pouring down
into manifestation, and as it passes through our brain, we specialize
or educate it, molding it by our will into the thought-forms which
constitute thought and lead finally to action.
Every body attracts every other body in proportion to its
inversely in accordance with the distance. For this reason the Sun has
a greater influence upon Mercury than upon Mars, more influence upon
Venus than upon the Earth, more upon Mars than upon Jupiter, and more
upon Saturn than upon Uranus.
To meet this situation, the planets which lie nearer the
revolve more rapidly. We therefore find Mercury moving in its orbit at
the rate of thirty-five miles per second, the Earth eighteen miles per
second, Mars at fourteen miles per second. Jupiter at eight miles.
Uranus at four, and Neptune at three.
Light, heat, sound, color, power, electricity,
sickness, all physical phenomena, the tides, wireless, and the radio
are but manifestations of vibration and the various planets are immense
masses of metal, gases, and chemicals which cause vibrations to which
we respond, in much the same way as the loop aerial of the radio picks
up the various stations.
As these planets change their relative position from time
to time, the
ratio of their vibrations changes, and certain vibrations grow stronger
while others decrease.
For this reason, with the first breath that you took,
every fiber on
your being became impregnated with magnetic influences, and that
personality is stamped upon you indelibly for all time, subtle
vibrations always manifesting in exact accordance with the location of
the various planets and the consequent vibrations existing in the ether
at the moment of birth.
Thus it is that the scientist, knowing the exact hour of
location, and the date, is able to calculate with an amount of accuracy
limited only by his personal knowledge and experience, the exact
positions of the planets and give a judgment therefrom.
As all change is the result of motion, there are three
movements to be
First, the revolution of the Earth around the Sun. This
is completed in
Second, the revolution of the Moon around the Earth. This
in one month.
Third, the rotation of the Earth upon its axis. This is
The cycle of the revolution of the Earth around the Sun
is its Zodiac.
In this cycle then are four seasons as the Earth enters the four
Cardinal Signs: Aries about March 21st. Cancer about June 21st, Libra
about September 21st, and Capricorn about December 21st.
The four points of sunrise, noon, sunset, and midnight
are positions of
marked change, because they indicate when one influence, or combination
of influences, ends and another begins.
Day begins at sunrise, so that the sign or constellation
which is on
the ascendant or first zone at the commencement of your life, has
within it all of the possibilities which can be subsequently
manifested, just as the future course of a stone is determined by the
amount of energy imparted to it by the hand when it is thrown into the
The next critical point is noon. Here the sun has
attained its highest
position, the energy which began at the sunrise has reached its
culmination. This position at birth represents power, achievement,
authority, dignity, elevation, publicity, fame, and honor.
The third division is sunset, which represents the polar
sunrise. These two points are a pair of balanced opposites and
represent similar conditions.
The fourth point is midnight. It represents seclusion,
rest, the time
when the psychic and astral influences are strongest.
Astronomically, the mass of the Sun is stated as about
700 times that
all its planets put together.
The Zodiac with all its infinite possibilities is the
path of the Sun
as seen from our earth; and the planets are specialized centers of that
energy of which the Sun is the source and fountain head.
The Solar fluid is the ethereal atmosphere, or the ether,
limited to the solar system; it is the medium for the transmissions of
the potencies distributed by the various planets, and holds in solution
the basic elements of all life and thought.
This ether is the only possible fluid which is
sufficiently subtle to
carry the delicate vibrations which are constantly being broadcasted
the radio, and which penetrate iron, wood, steel, and every other
barrier, and which are not limited by either time or space.
Thus, we find that not only the Sun, but Venus, Mars,
Saturn, the Moon,
and all of the other planets radiate their own peculiar
characteristics. This influence in turn is reflected in the character
of those who come under the influence of these vibrations.
As the nature of the energy that the Sun radiates is in
with its intrinsic nature, so the nature of vibrations sent out by the
planets are in accordance with their intrinsic natures.
Venus has long been regarded as the God of Love,
characteristics of those coming under her influence are affectionate,
sympathetic, refined, and contented. Mars has long been known as the
God of War, and his influence is therefore courageous, venturesome,
aggressive, and fearless; the influence of the Moon is reflective,
receptive, and productive; of Mercury, intellectual, accomplished,
skillful, and clever; of Jupiter, generous, philanthropic, moral,
charitable, and sincere; of Saturn, prudent, cautious, patient, and
reserved; of Uranus, original, ingenious, talented, and intuitive:
of Neptune, idealistic, mystical, inspirational, and peculiar.
Each planet has its own rate of vibrations and its
influence upon the
earth depends upon the angle which it forms, certain angles causing the
vibrations to be accelerated or diminished, magnified or retarded.
These angles of planetary influence have been found to
just as certain and definite as the various angles in chemistry.
Thus the seven planets give the seven rays or vibrations
or tunes, and
the earth is the organ upon which these notes are played, and the
harmony or inharmony resulting therefrom is the influence that we call
good or evil, as the effect is pleasing or the reverse.
There are seven nerve plexi located at intervals along
the spinal cord.
The plexi correspond and act as service stations for the Seven Norms.
These are the media for the diffusion of the astral
which they are transmitted by the sympathetic nervous system to the
various cells of the body for transmutation and assimilation.
A celestial impingement, therefore, never fails to
express itself in
the mental and physical plane of the ego.
The solar orb is the principle of life. It radiates pure
being only. It
is therefore Unity. Unity proceeds to diversity by a definite
As the planets revolve around the Sun, they radiate
magnetism, the kind
and character depending upon the nature of the planet. This magnetism
in turn produces chemical and spiritual changes in accordance with the
various combinations that are formed as the planets move in their
accustomed orbits in the Zodiac.
The combination of zinc and copper does not create
only bring to a point of individualism that which exists everywhere.
Likewise the planets are merely gigantic batteries moving in space.
Therefore, when Jupiter, which represents the principle
of tin, comes
into aspect with Venus, which represents the principle of copper, the
vibrations which are produced in the celestial magnetism will be in
accordance with the polarities which these planets possess at the time
of such combination; or when Saturn, which represents the principle of
lead and is therefore cold and negative, comes into a correlative
aspect with the Sun, which represents the principle of Gold and is,
therefore, dynamic and hot, there will be a vast disturbance in the
vibratory influence and this inharmony will affect the life force of
all who come under the influence of either of these heavenly bodies.
All impulses which manifest, and many more which do not
through the senses find their original stimulus and direction in
planetary vibrations. Life as we know it, originates, exists, and
manifests through vibrations.
As the planets transit along their orbits through the
Zodiac they form
vibratory aspects to which we respond, each person responding according
to his ability.
The planetary vibrations of varying character are
influence of which we may be entirely unconscious.
We find planetary action giving direction to metabolism,
contracting, and otherwise changing the quality of bodily feelings
which induce attitudes of mind
determining the course
or character of our acts, which in turn make up our environment.
It must be remembered that we are not conscious of all
reactions to stimuli; nor is every stimulus transformed into conscious
thought. In fact, most of our bodily reactions are performed
There is a direct relation between the mind and matter.
branches of thought have their origin in the higher organs of the
brain, and these are allied to the planets farthest from the Sun; while
the lower branches of thought, as of facts and things, domestic
affairs, money matters, etc., have their origin in the base of the
brain and these are allied to the planets nearest the Sun.
For the nearer the Sun we get, the more active the
planets are, and
those persons who are influenced by them are correspondingly more
Whether we deal with Venus as a celestial body or as the
principle of Love, of Saturn as the essence of form or the sponsor of
fear, of Mars as the element of energy or as the dynamic principle of
courage, we must recognize the identity of specific conditions and
grasp the comprehensive statement that the Universal Mind, though
synthetic in essence, is manifested in infinite and complex form.