The evolutionary process on planetary and solar levels follows with an interesting correspondence to that encountered in the case of man. In fact, once our own evolutionary journey is understood, the pattern these higher worlds follow begins to emerge in our understanding. In the context of our lives, which through finite increments stretch over spans of millions of years, it is possible to comprehend the continuing series of planetary and solar lives that stretch similarly on a cosmic scale. The universe may be considered without beginning or end in our terms. Some of the more important concepts are as follows:
(a) The nervous system of man is comprised of seven major etheric centers or chakras, and these have a physical counterpart in our human endocrine system. Our solar system is similarly comprised of seven manifesting planetary schemes which function as centers in the body of our solar Logos. Each of these manifesting planetary schemes will undergo a development through the lower kingdoms, and ultimately a sequential process in which the human units will go through their own evolutionary development. The manifest destiny of all planetary schemes is built around the evolutionary process played out through the development of all kingdoms.
(b) Now, on a higher turn of the spiral, we have three separate and successive solar systems. Each of these solar systems is quite different in nature, and may be represented by three types of stars. First, the vast numbers of red dwarfs, next the main sequence types like our own sun, and finally the relatively few blue giants.
(c) While the life duration of any solar group will vary inversely as the mass of the star varies, the life of each of these solar groups will also vary directly with the star type population. A system one star is the most numerous, and since this type represents almost 90% of the universe, the life of this type can typically be expected to be almost ten times as long as a system two star. Similarly, the life of a system 3 star will be short as the population found is about 1% of all that is. Thus the population ratios of the three types approximate 0.9 : 0.1 : 0.01, the sum representing a unity for practical purposes, the entire universe.
(d) The building of a solar system proceeds much as it does for a planet, or for that matter a human being. This building process is such that in a steady state universe the result is that only 1/7th of the universe is seen objectively at any time, thus other solar systems are simply at a different stage of their life cycle. With large numbers of stars this essentially becomes a statistical matter.
(e) We are told that our Sun exists as a part of yet a larger system. This system is referred to as the “Seven Solar Systems, and what we have then is a situation that models our solar system, only now the correspondence to each planet has become a star system. What this means is that many nearby stars are actually companion stars with our own Sun in this larger system. Thus the nearby star Sirius is an important companion in this larger system. Both the star Sirius, as well as our own sun, in turn revolve around another common center in the heavens.
(f) All “Moons” are dead worlds. As such, they no longer travel an orbit around the Sun but rather around some planetary world. In that situation all life existences have been withdrawn to the world about which they now revolve. This is analogous to when we undergo the change called “death” leaving behind our physical form; this is the result of the same process that has occurred on a planetary scale. The planet Saturn represents the principle planet of synthesis in our system where this represents a bringing together through transference of the life essence, synthesis.
(g) We are told that there are some 60 billion human monads in our system. There are at present over 7 billion in incarnation on the physical plane of our Earth scheme. At least an equal number will exist on our astral plane, and the considerable rest dwell upon other planetary worlds. We do not see or sense the advanced civilizations on the nearby worlds of Venus, Mercury or Vulcan because they exist only in etheric matter.