Volume 138       January 8, 2021


By Professor  Dr. Tan Man-Ho

(An excerpt from the original work, Real World Views: Further Records, Book 23 by Professor  Dr. Tan Man-Ho,  from January 2019 onwards, Article 8, Topic:  Cosmic Secrets and the Various Paradigms of the Ray of Creation)




Article 8, Topic:


1. Ray of Creation according to Ain Soph Aur


The light of the Ain Soph Aur, also known as the Okidanokh, Quetzalcoatl, Kulkulcan, Krestos, and Christ. This Ray descends as a lightning bolt, creating and illuminating all the levels of existence.


"The proper arrangement of the Ray of Creation is as follows:


1. Absolute - Protocosmos

2. All the worlds from all of the clusters of Galaxies - Ayocosmos

3. A Galaxy or group of Suns - Macrocosmos

4. The Sun, Solar System - Deuterocosmos

5. The Earth, or any of the planets - Mesocosmos

6. The Philosophical Earth, Human Being - Microcosmos

7. The Abyss, Hell - Tritocosmos


"The brothers and sisters of the Gnostic Movement must deeply comprehend the esoteric knowledge which we give in this Christmas Message, in order for them to exactly know the place that they occupy in the Ray of Creation." - Samuel Aun Weor, The Elimination of Satan's Tail


2. Plato


"Now when the spirits which were in the meadow had tarried seven days, on the eighth they were obliged to proceed on their journey, and, on the fourth day after, he said that they came to a place where they could see from above a line of light, straight as a column, extending right through the whole heaven and through the earth, in color resembling the rainbow, only brighter and purer; another day's journey brought them to the place, and there, in the midst of the light, they saw the ends of the chains of heaven let down from above: for this light is the belt of heaven, and holds together the circle of the universe, like the under-girders of a trireme. From these ends is extended the spindle of Necessity, on which all the revolutions turn. The shaft and hook of this spindle are made of steel, and the whorl is made partly of steel and also partly of other materials. Now the whorl is in form like the whorl used on earth; and the description of it implied that there is one large hollow whorl which is quite scooped out, and into this is fitted another lesser one, and another, and another, and four others, making eight in all, like vessels which fit into one another; the whorls show their edges on the upper side, and on their lower side all together form one continuous whorl. This is pierced by the spindle, which is driven home through the center of the eighth. The first and outermost whorl has the rim broadest, and the seven inner whorls are narrower, in the following proportions - the sixth is next to the first in size, the fourth next to the sixth; then comes the eighth; the seventh is fifth, the fifth is sixth, the third is seventh, last and eighth comes the second. The largest (of fixed stars) is spangled, and the seventh (or sun) is brightest; the eighth (or moon) colored by the reflected light of the seventh; the second and fifth (Saturn and Mercury) are in color like one another, and yellowier than the preceding; the third (Venus) has the whitest light; the fourth (Mars) is reddish; the sixth (Jupiter) is in whiteness second. Now the whole spindle has the same motion; but, as the whole revolves in one direction, the seven inner circles move slowly in the other, and of these the swiftest is the eighth; next in swiftness are the seventh, sixth, and fifth, which move together; third in swiftness appeared to move according to the law of this reversed motion the fourth; the third appeared fourth and the second fifth. The spindle turns on the knees of Necessity; and on the upper surface of each circle is a siren, who goes round with them, hymning a single tone or note. The eight together form one harmony; and round about, at equal intervals, there is another band, three in number, each sitting upon her throne: these are the Fates, daughters of Necessity, who are clothed in white robes and have chaplets upon their heads, Lachesis and Clotho and Atropos, who accompany with their voices the harmony of the sirens - Lachesis singing of the past, Clotho of the present, Atropos of the future; Clotho from time to time assisting with a touch of her right hand the revolution of the outer circle of the whorl or spindle, and Atropos with her left hand touching and guiding the inner ones, and Lachesis laying hold of either in turn, first with one hand and then with the other." (Plato, The Republic, Book X)


3. Gurdjieff’s Cosmology and the Octave of Pythagoras


Pythagoras's Monocord

Gurdjieff's version1950/1931


Latest Version


Gurdjieff's cosmology is based on the model of a musical octave and has antecedents in the musical and geometric harmonies and proportions elucidated by the Greek philosopher Pythagoras and his followers, as is shown by the quotation from Plato's Republic given above. He is given credit for discovering that the interval of a diatonic, 7-tone scale is rooted in the ratio 2:1, that of the fifth in 3:2, that of the fourth in 4:3, and that of the whole tone in 9:8. Followers of Pythagoras applied these ratios to lengths of a string on an instrument called a canon, or monochord, and thereby were able to determine mathematically the intonation of an entire musical system. The Pythagoreans saw these ratios as governing forces in the cosmos as well as in sounds. Plato, in the Timaeus describes the soul of the world as structured according to these same musical ratios. Further connections to ancient Egypt and their Ennead of the gods may also be inferred since Pythagoras is said to have studied with the Egyptian priests.

The Hermetic philosophers of the Middle Ages also drew heavily on the Pythagorean Music of the Spheres to formulate their models of the universe. The Divine Comedy written by the poet Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is an allegorical narrative of the poet's imaginary journey, firstly, through hell and purgatory, guided by Virgil, a symbol of reason and subsequently, through the nine circles of heaven, guided by Beatrice, a symbol of the Mother Goddess. Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) described nine Ranks of Angels. Robert Flood, an Elizabethan Alchemist, also depicted the universe as a Divine Monochord.

According to Gurdjieff, the Enneagram is a universal symbol by which all processes in the universe can be understood. As the universe unfolds from the Absolute and elaborates itself in the Ray of Creation, its complexity increases over Time as the various gradations of energy interact according to the Laws of Three and Seven. Beginning with the Absolute, the Law of Three manifests in its most simple form as the three fundamental forces in the universe, the Active, Passive and Neutral. At each step or note of the Ray of Creation the Law of Three multiplies and generates more interactions. The sequence of elaboration of laws given by Ouspensky follows a pattern of doubling at every level, that is, 1, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96 …….  Likewise, every note of the octave of the Ray of Creation generates within it octaves of sub-harmonics, leading to the formation of galaxies, suns, planets, sub-atomic particles, atoms, molecules, cells, animals.

Periodic Table of Elements as consisting of the fundamental octave of elements with 2 intervals at Mi-Fa and Ti-Do for each of the fundament octave of elements where Transition Elements are the 1st level inner lateral octaves and the Lanthanides and the Actinides are the 2nd level lateral octaves of elements. (Tan Man Ho)

The periodic table of elements showing spdf sub-orbitals and the s, p, d and f blocks of elements which are the essentially the inner octaves (Transition Elements) and inner inner octaves (Lanthinides and the Actinides) all at the MI-FA Intervals of the Fundamental Octaves of Elements.  As to the TI-DO Intervals the is a ‘Filling-Full-Stop” or a closure to the filling of the sub-orbitals resulting in stable elements terminating the quantitative filling changes of the electrons and enabling qualitative leaps into stable elements of each of the 7 fundamenetal octaves of the elements, namely into He (1s2 ), Ne ( 2s2 2p6 ), Ar (3s2 3p6 ), Kr (4s2 4p6 ), Xe (5s2 5p6 ), Rn (6s2 6p6 ) and Og 118. 

This 7th fundamental octave (n = 7) of elements was later complete when Nihonium (Nh 113), Flerovium (Fl 114), Moscovium (Mc 115), Livermorium (Lv 116), Tennessine (Ts 117) and Oganesson (Og 118) which were previously unknown except for Francium (Fr 87) and Radium (Ra 88) were discovered.

As to the 2 unknown elements or atoms 119 and 120 of the 8th fundamental octave of elements or atoms (n = 8), we have not yet found them - they might be found in the moons or other planets if still could not be produced or found on Earth. (Tan Man Ho)


There should also be a termination of the fundamental octaves in the Periodic Table of Elements (or atoms) at the Ti-Do Interval (Ti = n = 7 to Do = n = 8).  The final diad at Do would be 119 ?** and 120 ? ** (** without names and to be discovered), a yin-yang, just like in the 1st fundamental octave of elements (n = 1) at the diad Do named 1 H and 2 He, an initial yin-yang. In between is a myriad of enneagrams and Chinese hexagrams.  All that leaves the Absolute or Wu (nothing) becomes triads/diads and then to the enneagrams or hexagrams …. And finally must return to an absolute or a wu at another level. (Tan Man Ho)




Notice that Group A is an octave itself with similar chemical properties for all the 8 fundamental octave periods.  Group A consists of 1A (do), 2A (ti), 3A (la), 4A (so), 5A (fa), 6A (mi), 7A (re) and 8A (do).  Group B is again an octave itself with similar chemical properties  for all the transition elements or atoms of all the 4 lateral octaves. Group B consists of 1B (do), 2B (re), 3B (mi), 4B (fa), 5B (so), 6B (la), 7B (ti) and 8B (do).  Both the lanthanides and the actinides are inner bi-octaves within the main transition octaves in Group B.

Finally, there are some elements or atoms in the preiodic table whose sub-atomic particles have peculiar quantum properties or cosmic properties and even near psychic properties (mega-cosmic or divine and micro-cosmic or biological consciousness properties).  These are slowly uncovered while exploring and developing the Periodic Table of Particles (subatomic particles).  Please refer to the Periodic Table of Particles that follows.



Aufbau principle of filling of electrons in the spdf suborbitals and increasing n + 1 value (fractal numbers)



Since these elaborations all follow the basic, universal pattern outlined by the Enneagram, we see that Gurdjieff  had already outlined in the 1920's what is now called the Theory of Fractals, which is based on the self-similarity of a basic pattern elaborated at many different scales. For example, the branching patterns of trees are similar to the patterns of leaf veins, rivers and blood vessels and air passages in the lungs.

Gurdjieff's unique contribution to the tradition of the Hermetic philosophers was to stress the importance of the discontinuities in the ratios of the notes of the octave. The intervals between mi-fa and si-do only comprise a half tone, while the rest of the intervals are a full tone apart. This is illustrated by the arrangement of a piano keyboard where the missing black keys denote the half tone discontinuities.



Gurdjieff maintains that as the energy and matter of the universe transform up and down the cosmic scale, it requires an extra push or shock when it reaches the shortened intervals in order to continue its transformation. The requirements of these shocks are of critical importance in relation to the higher evolution of humans beings.

The shock at the si-do (ti-do) interval is filled by the Will of the Absolute. The three Laws of the second note of the Ray of Creation are the direct manifestation of His Endlessness and this is called the Theomertmalogos by Gurdjieff in Beelzebub's Tales. This is the Law of Three in its first manifestation and it supplies the first shock and indicates that all shocks require the three forces to be present. (The Endless Search, 2004 - 2017 Ian C. MacFarlane)

The Fundamental and the Lateral Octaves

Diagram of Everything Living


The Creation of Being Psyche Hydrogens in Man


The shock in the cosmic scheme of things that is of particular relevance to humans is the mi-fa shock. The necessary impetus at this shock point is provided by certain emotional or psychic energies generated by the film of organic life that has evolved on the earth. This shock is itself an octave called by Gurdjieff a Lateral Octave. Three of the notes of this lateral octave are responsible for providing the required shock to the Ray of Creation, since all shocks require the three forces to be present. Humans are particularly proficient providers of these energies at the Mi-Fa Interval in the ray of creation where the 48 laws and the 96 laws occurred, especially when we generate them consciously. Unfortunately we don't often do that and consequently Great Nature is compelled to extract them by whatever means she can, such as war, famine and natural disasters that cause much strife and suffering amongst humans. The solution to this state of affairs at Mi-Fa Interval where we need to the WORK to free ourselves and reduce the laws that trapped us to 24 laws and to 12 laws, according to Gurdjieff, is to practice the spiritual disciplines that he calls Conscious Labor and Intentional Suffering which leads not only to the individual self-improvement of humans but also generates as a by-product just those energies required by Great Nature for the harmony and maintenance of the cosmic balance.

Tan Man Ho:

The results of the law of Triads (3), the Law of Octaves (7) and the enneagrams are found in abundance at the MI-FA Interval and the TI-DO Intervals where the 1st lateral trioctave and the 2nd lateral trioctave operate in full force.  Both the fundamental or main octaves and the lateral octaves are created by the same triad and octave laws.  While the 1st lateral octaves (biocosmic, sociocosmic and technocosmic) of any fundamental octave at the MI-FA Interval  such as Organic Life exhibit tremendous ability to expand and grow with the full force of the law of three and seven, the 2nd lateral octave of wills of any fundamental octave at the TI-DO Interval such as slavery will, feudal will, capitalist will, socialist will, communist will, datong will of spiritual robots in the historical development of sociocomoses, species will (genetic relate) of the biocosmoses, etc. is mostly law of three dominated.  Both the lateral octaves exhibit forces moving in opposite directions especially in ascending vs decending directions.  (Tan Man Ho)

What goes on to Gaia or the mother Earth or the geocosmic of environmental "elements" and the biocosmic beings at the MI-FA Interval in the our Ray of Creation?

The biocosmic beings and later the technocosmic beings are the active stopinders in the Great Geocosmic Octave or the Great Geo-Enneagram which is made up of the fundamental geocosmic octave of commonly observable "elements", 2 lateral geocosmic octaves of plantae and animalia beings respectively, and most important now there is also a great number of technocosmic beings created at the TI-DO Interval (Point 9) after the earlier protista beings (Point 0) from the previous geo-historical period (Geohistoricism).

While fundamental geocosmic forces proceed from the fine to the coarse (form light/spirit, fire, air, water, soil, minerals to metals) like the Ray of Creation which proceed from the fine to the coarse, geocosmic organic life proceed form the lower level of organic life to a higher level along 2 lateral geocosmic octaves - the plantae organic life vibrating laterally at the MI-FA Interval and the animalia organic life vibrating laterally at the "SO-LA"/TI-DO Interval.



What goes on in the Organic Film at Mi-Fa Interval of the (Our) Ray of Creation is tremendous.  The Darwinian struggle for survival of the fittest in the biocosmic octaves and also the emergence of the technocosmic octaves:



Organic life at MI-FA interval of the Ray of Creation receives its 3rd being-food (impressions) over very long historical periods and is influenced by them as follow:

1. the diurnal cycle of day and night as the earth rotates itself in a day

2. the 4 seasonal cycle of spring, summer, fall or autumn and winter as the earth revolves around the our sun in a year due to a Earth's Axial tilt of 23.4 degree

3. the 12 zodiac cycle of the following constellations Pisces, Aquarius, Capricornus, Sagittarius, Scorpius, Libra, Virgo, Leo, Cancer, Gemini, Taurus and Aries as the Earth's axial tilt of 23.4 degree and factor of its oval shape also cause it to gyrate through a precession of the equinoxes across these 12 zodiac constellations in a Platonic Year (25,772 years)

4. However, organic life's birth and rebirth itself  is influenced by our sun revolving around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy in one Galactic Year or Cosmic Year of about 225 to 250 million years at an average speed of about 230 km/s


Nay more to the current contemporary modern man (homo sapiens sapiens) as below:


And to its previous history or historicism of modern man (Marxian-Based):


4. The Astronomical Science Model


This method is the Way of Astronomers, a phenomenal approach and together with the Way of the Astrologers who would include a reference to the noumenon or psyche in the Rays of Creation is one of the great and promising ways to explore, learn and build the model of the New Universe without ‘uncharted flight of fantasy’.  Scientific observation, experimentation and productive engineering technologies for developing machines of exploration of the universe and scientific equipment are done by the hundreds of thousands and the puzzle of the universe is pieced together from time to time till most of the unknowns become known.  It is the most careful, the most non-fantastic and slow and steady methodology to explore the universe.  It is the honest way without much quotation mark!  The space scientists assisted the ‘correction’ of any outpaced and outreached or even fantastic presumptions of other models of the universe and improves them closer to the real or actual model of the universe.  It holds a “rein” to the highly imaginative coachman and a connecting “shaft” to the highly impulsive wild horses of the hackney-carriage of man.




5.  The Standard Model of the Periodic Table of the Particles (Sub-atomic particles)

Notice that scientists have explored and experimented much on some elements and atoms for their cosmic properties in the realm of physical and phenomenal paradigm but not yet for any cosmic properties in the consciousness properties in the realm of psychic and noumenal paradigm.  This is the missing dimension of the limitation contemporary scientific and technological approach.  Those are for future research!

Some of the explored and experimented elements or atoms with results for their physical cosmic properties and their signatures of mystery in the world of the very high rate of vibration of matter are listed below (atomic number, symbol):

Hydrogen (1, H), Helium (2, He), Oxygen (8, O), Calcium (20, Ca), Nickel (28, Ni), Ruthenium (44, Ru), Rhodium (45, Rh), Palladium (46,Pd), Silver (47,Ag), Cadmium (48, Cd), Indium (49, In), Tin (50, Sn), Antimony (51, Sb), Tellurium (52, Te), Iodine (53, I), Xenon (54, Xe), Cesium (55, Cs), Barium (56, Ba), Lead (82, Pb),  Lanthanum (57, La), Cerium (58, Ce), Samarium (62, Sm), Europium (63, Eu), Gadolinium (64, Gd), Ytterbium (70, Yb), Lutetium (71, Lu) and also all the other elements or atoms in the Periodic Table of Elements have been explored for their Predicted Rest Mass (GeV/C2)2.

Humanity has been observing, exploring deeply into the sub-atomic particles of the chemical elements which are classified in the Periodic Table of Elements (atoms) to discover more particles and their properties and functions each time getting closer to understanding their cosmic properties and/or psychic properties. Through scientific experimentation and thoughtful reliance on triad and octave laws and various paradigms known to-date, humanity will soon understand the nature of elementary particles and harness this resources for the benefit of mankind.


What is the source of Gurdjieff and his groups’ World Knowledge?


This world knowledge, sometimes narrowly called the Fourth Way, or rather this kind of world knowledge and it's form or identity as observed by us has its source from Gurdjieff and all his "disciples" of the 20th and 21st centuries.  However, such a body of world knowledge does come into being from prior sources which are qualitatively and noticeably different from Gurdjieff's. This so-called source is a multiple source full of fragments from many sub-sources blending together to be synthesized and reborn (eureka) as a new world knowledge fully integrated and with great coverage (as "All & Everything" implies). Two great general laws of the universe stand out as a unifying factor and they are the laws of three and the laws of seven. These laws are carefully applied in the study of the universe (cosmic), man and man's psyche by the earlier Gurdjieff's group. However, about my contribution as a 3rd generation group to this body of world knowledge, I, eureka-ly have applied the same laws on society, technological creations of man (sponsored machines, robots and technological immobilias such as buildings), chemical elements for an interpretation of the laws of seven to them, on the quantum world for cosmic ghosts or psychic wave-particles and biological beings for which biological triads and octaves are applied to the best, and which have not being fully done by the earlier Gurdjieff's group.  An aspect of this application results in a new body of world knowledge that further complement the Darwinian body of knowledge and the Marxian historicism if the same laws are applied to biology and society, or further complementary contribution to the current periodic table of elements or to the periodic table of elements wave-particles (quanta) where cosmic properties of psychic properties appear spooky.

Another model notable in this body of work knowledge is the model of the 4 bodies and often with the constant reference to three structural gravity-centers such as Hethormen (head, thorax and abdomen) for biological beings, Laujinggong (Boss, manager and worker) for sociological beings, Padrigine (Passenger, Driver and Engine) for technological beings, The three plus (+) a physical or first body or a carriage make up a 4-bodied being and the psychic centers in them. The laws of octave is always accompanied with the two fundamental Pythagorean MI-FA Interval and the TI-DO Interval and 2 lateral octaves whether fully of partially evolved. The Enneagram is another way of presenting the same law of three and law of seven with mathematical ratiocination principle applied on 1 totality into the 7 notes, notably the 1/7 = 0.142857 142857 .... and always accompanied by the spooky "SO-LA Interval".

This Enneagram model together with Periodic Table of Octaves, and Triads is the approach used to interpret, understand and change ourselves and also our external world.






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