Overall Structure of Laws

ALICE A. BAILEY, Cosmic Fire
I. There is one Boundless Immutable Principle…”

II. There is a basic law called the Law of Periodicity. This law governs all manifestation, whether it is the manifestation of a solar Logos through the medium of a solar system, or the manifestation of a human being through the medium of a form. This law controls likewise in all the kingdoms of nature.

There are certain other laws in the system which are linked with this one; some of them are as follows:

  1. The Law of Economy – the law governing matter, the third aspect.
  2. The Law of Attraction – the law governing soul, the second aspect.
  3. The Law of Synthesis – the law governing spirit, or the first aspect.

These three are cosmic laws. There are seven systemic laws, which govern the manifestation of our solar Logos:

  1. The Law of Vibration
  2. The Law of Cohesion
  3. The Law of Disintegration
  4. The Law of Magnetic Control
  5. The Law of Fixation
  6. The Law of Love
  7. The Law of Sacrifice and Death

Each of these Laws manifests primarily on one or other of the seven planes of the solar system.

Each law sweeps periodically into power and each plane has its period of manifestation and its period of obscuration.”

III. All souls are identical with the Oversoul.

The Law of Correspondences will explain the details of this relationship. This Law of Correspondences or of Analogy is the interpretive law of the system, and explains God to man.”

My comments: Together these laws (3 cosmic and 7 systematic) are also called “The Laws of Thought” (Cosmic Fire: Section Two – Division D – I – 2.), and each one of them are examined on the pages 569 – 601.

My comments: The three last mentioned of the seven systemic laws are also the most important of the “The Laws of the Three Worlds” and the three laws of the personality that “can be summed up in the well-known term, “The Law of Rebirth and Death in the three worlds.” The connection between the seven laws and the seven rays is examined on the pages 586 – 601:

“We will now take up and briefly study the three most important laws affecting the evolving human being, as he lives his life in the three worlds. These laws are:

  1. The Law of Fixation.
  2. The Law of Love.
  3. The Law of Sacrifice and Death.

These laws are all dominated and controlled eventually by the three higher laws in the system – the Laws of Magnetic Control, of Disintegration, and of Cohesion. There is a direct connection between these seven laws and the seven Rays or Vibrations, and if we study the correspondence we shall recognize the fact that the first law, that of Vibration, is the controlling law of the six, demonstrating through the second law, that of Cohesion, just as the solar Logos is at this time manifesting Himself through His second aspect in this the second solar system.

The first Ray of Will or Power is the first aspect of the All-self, and in the third outpouring, 83 came [587] down to the fifth plane, along with the other monads. A subtle correspondence exists between the monads of Will on the fifth plane, the fifth law, and the fifth Ray.

The second Ray or the Love-Wisdom aspect wields a control on the fourth and sixth planes, and dominates the Laws of Cohesion and Magnetic Control, and the astral Law of Love. There is a direct interlinking between the abstract Rays and the laws of the planes where they specially control.

The third Ray which is the Activity aspect, controls the Laws of Disintegration and of Death, on the third and seventh planes.

Therefore, it will be apparent to the careful student of the wisdom that:

  1. The Power-Aspect – Ray 1, Planes 1 and 5, and the Laws of Fixation and Vibration, form one interlocking whole.
  2. The Love Aspect – Ray 2, Planes 2, 4, 6, and the Laws of Cohesion, Magnetic Control, and of Love, form another unit.
  3. The Activity Aspect – Ray 3, Planes 3 and 7, and the Laws of Disintegration, Sacrifice and Death, make still another group.”

With this as a basis, the three laws of the personality become replete with life, and can be summed up in the well-known term, “The Law of Rebirth and Death in the three worlds.”

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION, pages 1166 – 1229
 “This law is, as we know, the basic law of all manifestation, and the paramount law for this solar system. It might strictly be called the Law of Adjustment or of Balance, for it conditions that aspect of electrical phenomena which we call neutral. The Law of Economy is the basic law of one pole, that of the negative aspect; the Law of Synthesis is the basic law of the positive pole, but the Law of Attraction is the law for the fire which is produced [1167] by the merging during evolution of the two poles. …”

Subsidiary or additional laws under the Law of Attraction, pages 1030 and 1039 – 1084
“We will consider what we have to say in this section under the following heads:

  1. The nature of this motion – spiral cycling.
  2. The results of its activity. These results can be viewed as four subsidiary laws or adjuncts to the major law of Attraction, and may be called:

My comment: Each of these four laws are then examined on the pages 1039 – 1084

Subsidiary laws under the Law of Attraction, pages 1168 – 1184

  1. The Law of Chemical Affinity
  2. The Law of Progress
  3. The Law of Sex
  4. The Law of Magnetism
  5. The Law of Radiation
  6. The Law of the Lotus
  7. The Law of Color
  8. The Law of Gravitation
  9. The Law of Planetary Affinity
  10. The Law of Solar Union
  11. The Law of the Schools

7 laws for group work, pages 1216 – 1220 (also subsidiary to the Law of Attraction)

My comment: These seven laws of group Work are also examined in Esteric Psychology, pages 85 – 200.

THE LAW OF ECONOMY, pages 214 – 222
“This law is the law governing the matter aspect of manifestation, and is the law characterizing the work of the third Logos, and of the entities who are the embodiment of His will and the agents of His purposes.”

Subsidiary Laws under the Law of Economy, pages 219 – 222

  1. The Law of Vibration
  2. The Law of Adaptation
  3. The Law of Repulsion
  4. The Law of Friction
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