The Brotherhoods' Cosmology
Everything in the Universe has been created as a
result of purposeful thought. From the countless systems of galaxies
to the unimaginably huge numbers of sub-atomic particles, all things
exist and are organized because of creative acts.
The Seven Planes of Existence
"There are seven planes of existence in the
universe, and each of these seven planes of existence consists of
atoms and quanta (photons). Each plane is differentiated from the
others by the nutational rate of the matter and energy composing it.
Therefore, there are seven nutational rates, one for each plane of
existence. (Each rate is double the frequency of the one below it, and
there are no blends of intermediate tones of nutational particles.) No
scientific instrument on the physical plane can detect or measure the
presence of the higher, more refined planes of existence. Atoms and
energy of one nutational rate are not en rapport, as it were, with
those of a different nutational rate. Inasmuch as the nerves composing
man's five physical senses are made of atoms of the same nutational
rate as those of any other physical instrument, these senses are also
unable to perceive the higher planes. However, certain powers inherent
in Mind can provide the means whereby the upper planes may be
Dr. White in The Ultimate Frontier
The lowest plane is the Physical Plane, which has the nutational
rate of all physical matter from gases and minerals to all plants and
animal bodies, including the human body.
The second plane is the Etheric Plane of existence. It is two
thousand times denser than the Physical Plane giving it tremendous
binding power. Gravity and magnetism are binding forces that have their
origin on the Etheric Plane. Every living thing has a Vital Body. It is
the etheric pattern for plant, animal and human physical bodies and
gives stability and order to their growth year after year, as well as
making wounds heal. As the Vital Body grows, the physical body conforms
through genetic processes.
The third plane is the Astral Plane where all animal life essence
exists. It vitalizes all animal cells. This plane is the residence of
all human Egos when they are sleeping or in between incarnations. This
third plane is where so-called heaven and hell exist, although really
they are different aspects of the same place. Human spirits of varying
degrees of advancement are operating on the Astral Plane all around us,
though most of us are unable to perceive them because the nutational
rate of astral bodies is different from that of our sense organs.
The next higher plane, the fourth plane of existence, is the Mental
Plane. Human beings who have learned everything of the first four planes
work and reside there while they wait to move on to the Angelic Plane.
This is also the plane of the life essence of the human Ego, where human
beings' individuality, continuity of consciousness, and
indestructibility of Egoic identity are manifested. Masters, Those who
have learned all there is to know about the first three planes, function
and communicate with one another on the Mental Plane rather than risk
the communication avenues at the Astral Plane level.
Angelic Intelligences exist on the fifth plane. They create planets
and evolve physical life forms, step by step, through a conscious
evolutionary process under their complete control. They created Man, as
well as all the lower animals, by evolving species by species from
simple to increasingly complex organisms. Racial variations can occur
through natural selection to improve a species' chance of survival, but
a new species can only be created by Angelic design using their mental
On the sixth plane, Archangels have the job of creating matter and
mentally holding together the physical universe. Every particle of
matter and virtually every particle of energy on the lower six planes of
existence has been created by Archangelic Mind. Its existence is
continued via the sustained mental precipitation of Archangelic Thought.
There are a few notable exceptions, however. The kinds of energy
particles created by the Archangels on the lower six planes include and
are analogous to the electromagnetic spectrum of the Physical Plane of
existence but do not involve the Life Essences, Mind or Love energies.
The seventh plane is the Celestial Plane of existence, where new
Egos are created, laws that govern the universe are formed, and galaxies
are organized. Life Essences are special energies, having nutational
rates appropriate to the specific plane of existence upon which they
respectively function. These Life Essences which motivate living
beings--plants, animals, men, Angels, Archangels, and Celestial
Beings--are created exclusively by the Celestial Host. Mind is also an
exclusive creation of God, as is the energy we call Love. Love is a
power emanating from God that permeates the entire universe. All phases
of existence respond to these two great powers, Mind and Love.
The first task of Archangels, in building a solar
system, is to create vast tonnages of hydrogen atoms. Next, They
mentally bring these atoms together until the local gravity field
becomes great enough to compress the hydrogen gas. This is all
accomplished according to Natural Laws. Eventually this forms a
primordial, glowing star which begins to give off energy as the result
of its nuclear fusion reactions. This resulting nuclear furnace builds
elements higher in atomic number than iron. At a certain phase in the
evolution of a star ejecta, in the form of dust particles and gases, are
thrown out into space.
Using the laws of gravity and magnetism, Angels
consciously coalesce this ejecta, which are in the space around a star,
into planets, after having determined what size the planets are going to
be and what elements they want to bring together. This is done mentally
by imaging an etheric pattern of what they want to create.
After a stable, physical environment is created, They
create self-replicating Vital Bodies which are the basis of giving form
to the various species of life on a planet. Thus, one-celled plants and
animals are created and evolved through various species in a conscious
way, until the individual Egos created on the Celestial Plane began
"living" in appropriately evolved human bodies.
The best way that human beings can show gratitude to
the Higher Beings who played Their parts in our creation is to take
responsibility for our further evolution and strive to reach the levels
of advancement of our creators. Thus, it was designed that we are given
the opportunity to play a vital part in Creation at this level.
Photon - The Basic Particle
Even though we see all physical objects as solid
bodies when we get down to the sub-atomic level of electrons, protons,
and photons of electromagnetic energy, they are not solid at all. These
tiny so-called particles are but swirls of energy. The analogy of a
smoke ring is helpful in imagining the doughnut-shaped form of a photon.
Every particle and every photon of electromagnetic
energy on the physical plane has precisely the same nutational rate
regardless of its spin or energy level. Nothing can change or affect the
nutational rate. The nutational wobble is similar to the precessing
motion of a top or the Earth but at a much higher frequency. Particles
on the physical plane--namely, electrons, protons, neutrons and
photons--nutate at the fantastic rate of 7 billion times in a billionth
of a second.
The axis of a top spinning will have a slight wobble,
called a precessional wobble, which rotates slowly in a direction
opposite to that of the top's spin. The axis of the Earth also has a
precessional wobble that takes approximately twenty-six thousand years
to inscribe a complete circle in the heavens. This is also referred to
as the "progression of the pole stars."
All matter and all energy are comprised of the
sub-atomic particles. They are simply eddies in what is called
"basic energy." Another term for basic energy is the Ether,
which acts like a non-particulate, frictionless fluid. Eddies that
travel in a straight line are called energy and they move at the speed
of light. Eddies which rotate in orbits are called matter.
In addition to photons being doughnut-shaped eddies,
so-called particles of matter also tumble around in their orbits. This
makes it difficult to imagine them as appearing like a top or the Earth,
since these latter two are gyroscopically stable in comparison.
Light exhibits a curious behavior in that it seems
like particles at times and like waves at other times. As a photon of
light (one of these tiny doughnut-shaped eddies) travels through space
at the speed of light, it runs up against an inherent barrier in the
Ether of which it is formed. At this point, the net result is that the
photon is annihilated into a waveform, which spreads as a wave of
electrical force in one direction and as a spreading magnetic force at
90 degrees to the electric wave. These two waves then collapse back in
upon themselves to again form the doughnut-shaped ring. The photon
chatters along through space in this way by alternating rapidly between
a ring-shaped "particle" and an electro-magnetic waveform,
which it can do for billions of years. The higher the energy that
originally created the photon, the more frequently it bucks against the
upper speed limit imposed by the Ether, giving the photon wave a higher
frequency and, as a result, a shorter wavelength.