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References in The Secret Doctrine

1. "The sun is a central star and not a planet." (S.D. I. 126. Note.) (Therefore when it is included among the planets, as it is, it is simply because it stands for or veils a hidden planet.)

2. The sun is merely one of those suns which ... "are sunflowers of a higher light." It is "dwelling in the vehicle of a God or of a host of Gods, like milliards of other suns." (S.D.  I. 319.)

3. "The sun is the storehouse of vital force which is the noumenon of electricity." (S.D. I.  579.)

4. "The sun was not a sacred planet." (S.D. II. 26.)

5. "The sun ... has its growth, changes, development and gradual evolution." (S.D. I. 667.)

6. "The sun is matter and the sun is spirit." (S.D. I. 820.)

7. "The sun is a great magnet." (S.D. I. 541.)

8. "The solar substance is immaterial." (S.D. I. 542.)

9. "The sun (i.e. the solar system) has Alcyone in the Pleiades for the centre of its orbit." (S.D. I. 545.)


10. "The Logos with the seven hierarchies form one Power, so, in the world of form, the sun and the seven chief planets constitute one active potency." (S.D. II. 27.)

11. "The sun, the moon and Mercury were the earliest trinity of the Egyptians (Osiris, Isis and Hermes)." (S.D. II. 640.)

12. "The seven rays of the sun are made parallel to the seven worlds of every planetary chain, and to the seven rivers of heaven and earth." (S.D. II. 640.)

13. "The seven rays of the sun will expand at the final pralaya into seven suns and absorb the material of the whole universe." (S.D. II. 647.)

14. "The moon is the mind and the sun is the understanding." (S.D. II. 675.)

15. "The Trinity is symbolised by the sun:

a. The central spiritual sun—God the Father.

b. The heart of the sun—God the son.

c. The physical sun—God the Holy Spirit."

16. "It is in the sun, more than in any other heavenly body (i.e. in our solar system) that the unknown Power placed the seat of its habitation." (S.D. III. 213.)

17. "The central spiritual sun is mirrored by the ... sun." (S.D. III. 214.)

18. "The sun is one of the nine deities that witness all human action." (S.D. III. 271. Note.)

19. "The sun was the image of divine intelligence or wisdom.... The word `sol' (sun) was derived from `solus,' the One or He alone, and the Greek name `Helios' meant Most High." (S.D. III. 279.)

20. "The visible sun is only the central star but not the central spiritual sun." (S.D. III.  280.)


21. "The sun was the life-giving and the death-giving luminary." (S.D. III. 288.)

22. "The sun is the substitute for the invisible inter-Mercurial planet." (S.D. III. 459.)

23. "The pure energy of solar intelligence proceeds from the luminous seat occupied by our sun in the centre of the heavens, that pure energy being the Logos of our system." (S.D.  III. 213.)

24. There is "the sun of initiation in a triple form—two of which are the `Day-Sun' and one the `Night-Sun'." (S.D. III. 212.)

25. "All initiates are `epitomisers of the history of the Sun' which epitome is another mystery within the mystery." (S.D. III. 140.)

26. "The mystery of the sun is the grandest of all the innumerable mysteries of occultism." (S.D. III. 212.)

27. The sun:

a. "Used to be called the `eye of Jupiter.' (S.D. III. 278.)

b. Plato mentioned Jupiter-Logos, the Word or sun. (S.D. II I. 279.)

c. The true colour of the sun is blue. (S.D. III. 461.)

d. The sun was adopted as a planet by the Post-Christian Astrologers who had not been initiated." (S.D. III. 461.)

28. "This Self, the highest, the one and the universal was symbolised on `the plane of mortals by the Sun, its life-giving effulgence being in its turn the emblem of the soul—killing the terrestrial passions which have ever been an impediment to the reunion of the Unit Self (the Spirit) with the All-Self. Hence the allegorical [672] mystery.... It was enacted by the Sons of the Fire-Mist and of Light." (S.D. III. 271.)