I had reason a few years ago to investigate the precious
stones, and found that each Ray had its own representatives, through which the force of the Ray works more readily than through
any other. I print here the table that appears in The Science of the Sacraments, in which is shown the jewel at the head of
each Ray, and others which stand on the same Ray and therefore hold the same kind of force, though less strongly. CW
RAY JEWEL AT THE HEAD OF RAY SUBSTITUTES:
1 Diamond ..... Rock Crystal.
..... Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Sodalite.
3 Emerald ..... Aquamarine, Jade, Malachite.
4 Jasper ..... Chalcedony,
5 Topaz ..... Citrine, Steatite.
6 Ruby ..... Tourmaline, Garnet, Cornelian, Carbuncle.
7 Amethyst ..... Porphyry, Violane.
The Masters and the Path. CW Leadbeater.
The following list of jewels and minerals is a beginning
of the classification which will no doubt some day be made.
RAY Jewel at head of Ray, Other jewels on same
1 Diamond Rock Crystal
2 Sapphire Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Sodalite
3 Emerald Aquamarine, Jade, Malachite
4 Jasper Chalcedony, Agate, Serpentine
5 Topaz Citrine, Steatite
6 Ruby Tourmaline, Garnet, Carnelian,Carbuncle,
7 Amethyst Porphyry, Violane
The Causal Body. AE Powell.
The best known example of the effect of the initiation
of the mineral by fire can be seen in the great transition and transformation, allotropically brought about, from the carbon
stage to that of the perfect diamond. AAB. EPI.
The jewel, or diamond concealed by the egoic lotus,
is the window of the Monad or Spirit. AAB. TCF.
References to the Secret Doctrine:
Ray I - Will or Power
Planet: Sun, substituting
for the veiled planet Vulcan.
Exoteric Color: Orange. S.D., III. p. 478.
Esoteric Color: Red. Human
Principle: Prana or life-vitality.
Divine Principle: The One Life. Spirit.
Element: The Akasha. "It is written."
of Sensation: The Light of Kundalini. Bodily location: Vital airs in the skull. Plane governed: The logoic plane. Divine Purpose
or Will. Metal: Gold.
Sense: A synthetic sense, embracing all.
Ray II - Love-Wisdom
Exoteric Color: Indigo with a tinge of purple.
Esoteric Color: Light blue.
S.D., III. p. 461.
Human Principle: The auric envelope.
Divine Principle: Love.
Element: Ether. "It is spoken."
Instrument of Sensation: Ears. Speech. The Word.
Bodily location: The heart.
Plane: The Monadic.
Ray III - Active Intelligence or Adaptability
Exoteric Color: Black.
Esoteric Color: Green.
Human Principle: Lower mind.
Principle: Universal mind.
Element: Fire. "Fire by friction."
Sensation: Nervous system. "It is known."
location: Centers up spine.
Plane: The atmic, or plane of spiritual will.
Ray IV - Intuition, Harmony, Beauty, Art
Esoteric Color: Yellow.
Divine Principle: Buddhi. Intuition. Pure reason.
Human Principle: Understanding.
Vision. Spiritual perception.
Element: Air. "Thus is Unity produced."
Instrument of Sensation: Eyes. Right eye particularly.
Plane: The Buddhic or Intuitional plane.
Ray V - Concrete Knowledge or Science
Planet: Venus. The Lords of mind came from Venus.
Exoteric Color: Yellow.
Esoteric Color: Indigo.
Human Principle: Higher mind.
Divine Principle: Higher knowledge. "God saw that it was good."
Instrument of Sensation: Astral body.
Plane: Lower mental plane.
Sense: Consciousness as response to knowledge.
Bodily location: Brain.
Ray VI - Abstract Idealism, Devotion
Exoteric Color: Red.
Esoteric Color: Silvery Rose.
Human Principle: Kama-manas.
Divine Principle: Desire for form.
Element: Water. "I long for habitation."
Instrument of Sensation: Tongue.
Organs of speech.
Plane: Astral or emotional Plane. Desire plane.
- Ceremonial Order or Magic
Planet: The Moon. She is the mother of form.
Exoteric Color: White.
Esoteric Color: Violet.
Human Principle: Etheric force or prana.
Element: Earth. "I manifest."
Instrument of Sensation: Nose.
Plane: Physical plane, etheric levels.
1. The Mineral Kingdom:
Influence: The seventh ray of organization and
the first ray of power are the dominant factors.
Results: The evolutionary results are radiation
and potency, a static potency, underlying the rest of the natural scheme.
Secret: Transmutation. The Treatise on Cosmic Fire
defines this as follows: "Transmutation is the passage across from one state of being to another through the agency of fire."
Purpose: To demonstrate the radioactivity of life.
Divisions: Base metals, standard metals, precious stones.
Objective agency: Fire. Fire is the initiating factor
in this kingdom.
Subjective agency: Sound.
Quality: Extreme density. Inertia. Brilliance.
Esoterically speaking, we have, in the mineral world,
the divine Plan hidden in the geometry of a crystal, and God's radiant beauty stored in the color of a precious stone.
These three agencies have already succeeded in bringing
about the divisions of the mineral kingdom into three parts: the baser metals, as they are called, the standard metals (such
as silver and gold and platinum), and the semi-precious stones and crystals. The precious jewels are a synthesis of all three,
- one of the basic syntheses of evolution. In this connection, some correspondences between the mineral kingdom and
the human evolutionary cycles might here be noted:
The base metals - physical plane. Dense consciousness.
The first initiation.
The standard metals - astral plane. Self-consciousness.
The second initiation.
The semi-precious stones - mental plane. Radiant consciousness.
The third initiation.
The precious jewels - Egoic consciousness and achievement.
The fourth initiation. EPI. AAB.
scientists fully appreciate what it is which causes the difference between the sapphire and the ruby, they will have found
out what constitutes one of the stages of the transmutative process, and this they cannot do until the fourth ether is controlled,
and its secret discovered. TCF. AAB.