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Formation of Earth Chain
"Again, in the Seventh Round on the Lunar chain, when Class 7, the last, quits Globe A, that Globe, instead of falling asleep, as it had done in previous Rounds, begins to die (to go into its planetary pralaya); and in dying it transfers successively, as just said, its 'principles,' or life-elements and energy, etc., one after the other to a new 'laya centre,' which Commences the formation of Globe A of the Earth Chain. A similar process takes place for each of the Globes of the 'lunar chain' one after the other,, each forming a fresh globe of the 'earth chain.' ...But Globe A of the lunar chain is not fully 'dead' till the first Monads of the first class have passed from Globe G or Z, the last of the 'lunar chain,' into the Nirvana which awaits them between the two chains; and similarly for all the other Globes as stated, each giving birth to the corresponding globe of the 'earth chain.'
"Further, when Globe A of the new chain is ready, the first class or Hierarchy of Monads from the Lunar chain incarnate upon it in the lowest kingdom, and so on successively." (Secret Doctrine I, pp. 171-3)
"Now the life impulse reaches 'A' or rather that which is destined to become 'A' and which so far is but cosmic dust. A centre is formed in the nebulous matter of the condensation of the solar dust disseminated through space and a series of three evolutions invisible to the eye of flesh occur in succession, viz., three kindgoms of elementals or nature forces are evoluted: in other words the animal soul of the future globe is formed; or as a Kabalist will express it, the gnomes, the salamanders, and the undines are created. The correspondence between a mother-globe and her child-man may be thus worked out. Both have their seven principles. In the Globe, the elementals (of which there are in all seven species) form (a) a gross body, (b) her fluidic double (linga sariram), (c) her life principle (jiva); (d) her fourth principle kama rupa is formed by her creative impulse working from centre to circumference; (e) her fifth principle (animal soul or Manas, physical intelligence) is embodied in the vegetable (in germ) and animal kingdoms; (f) her sixth priciple (or spiritual soul, Buddhi) is man (g) and her seventh principle (atma) is in a film of spiritualized akasa that surrounds her." (Mahatma Letters, p. 94, #15)
"Globe A of the terrene Chain began to form as the 1ife wave lef t Globe A of the lunar Chain. The Spirit of a globe, when its life is over, takes a new incarnation, and as it were, transfers the life with himself to the corresponding globe of the next Chain. The inhabitants, after leaving the Chain, have long to wait ere their new home is ready for them, but the preparation that home begins when the spirit of the first globe leaves it and it becomes a dead body, while he enters on a new cycle of life and a new globe begins to form round him. Molecules are built up under the direction of Devas, humanity not being at all involved. The Spirit of a globe is probably on the line of this class of Devas, and members of it perform the work of building globes all through the system. A great wave of life from the LOGOS builds up atoms in a system by the intermediary of such a Deva; then molecules are built, then cells, and so on. Living creatures are like parasites on the surface of the... earth. . . Our physical Earth was formed when the inhabitants left Globe D of the Moon Chain ... but Globe D, our earth could not go far in its formation till its congener, globe D, of the lunar chain, the Moon, had died." (Man: Whence How and Whither, pp. 63-5)
"The new earth nebula was developed round a centre bearing pretty much the same relation to the dying planet that the centres of the earth and moon bear to one another at present. But in the nebulous condition this aggregation of matter occupied an enormously greater volume than the solid matter of the earth now occupies. It stretched out in all directions so as to include the old planet in its fiery embrace. The temperature of a new nebulae appears to be considerably higher than any temperatures we are acquainted with, and by this means the old planet was superficially heated afresh in such a manner that all atmosphere, water, and volatilizable matter upon it was brought into the gaseous condition and so became amenable to the new centre of attraction set up at the centre of the new nebulae. In this way the air and seas of the old planet were drawn over into the consitution of the new..." (A. P. Sinnett quoted in Ancient Wisdom, Annie Besant, pp. 353-4)