Published 1-23-2017 Updated 3-11 20017The 12 fits into the 7 the way the 7 music scale fits into the 12 music scale. (Picture on right shows 12 planets orbiting close to the sun.) Where do we get the 12? In the beginning there is 4. Each of the 4 has three degrees. Some call these degrees Celestial, Terrestial and Telestial. 4 times 3 is 12. I had recently discovered different application of these 12 steps while reading Comte de ST. GERMAIN The Most Holy Trinosophia. In his spiritual journey he illustrates 12 steps or sections. The way I understand these steps is that it has to do with 12 expansions or a process representing this. Starting with the gnostic Monad, next the Barbello, the divine child , then Adam eye of light in the realm of Armozel, then Oriel, Davithai, and finally Eleleth which is the end. But the end is also the beginning, and the expansion continues from Eleleth who has already been counted to a different and outward expansion of Davithai, then the outward second expansion of Oriel, then Armozel, then the Divine Child, then Barbello and back to the Monad which is the end in this case and not counted since he is also the beginning. If we can grasp this then how does the 7 fit in this picture? As explained above, the example is the music scales. The chromatic scale has 12 steps and the 7 fits in it. If we can grasp this, then perhaps we can understand how all things are organized. The bodies are like this too. There are twelve bodies and the 7 fits into them like this. The physical and the spiritual also called astral bodies. There are 12 bodies and the 7 also represented as chakras and corresponding colors. The sun also has 12 bodies. And there are planets within these these orbits representing and being a part of them. For example, the earth is the 3rd planet from the sun and is in the corresponding astral sun body with that particular orbit. The sun then also in a corresponding orbit of the milky way galaxy. The Galaxy also has 12 astral type bodies including what we perceive as a physical body. This Milky way galaxy in particular happens to be like a cell in the body of an Adam person in his third estate form of expansion. These estates and expansions are explained in the 4 estates of man. So the body of man are 12 astral type bodies including our perceptible physical. We in turn live within the corresponding body of the earth. Those who live in the spirit world on the other side live within one of the astral spheres and bodies of the earth. They go to which ever one they resonate with or is appropriate for whatever stage of development and progress they are at. The earth then is in the ethereal body of the sun. This is the astral body of the sun in whatever stage of development the earth is in. In this case the earth is in a transitional stage going from the 3rd to 4th density or dimensional as it has been called. The sun then within one of the showastral bodies of the galaxy, which ever one the level of progression the sun is in. The galaxy is like a cell of the body of Adam in his or her stage of development. This Adam also has 12 bodies, and is in on a planet of his own. His planet is expanded to 3rd estate size. The expanded planet also has 12 bodies and has potential for 4th estate expansion. For those familiar with the history of the Major Arcana, the first card showing the Matrix may have meaning. Particularly on the bottom box showing three layers of checkered boxes displaying twelve steps of three layers. For those familiar with the Ra materials, this will have meaning as it is said to represent the steps of progression related to the archetypical mind. To my understanding this corresponds with my chart showing the 7x7 priesthood steps. In my chart the 3rd level or layer of priesthood orders of progression is that of the patriarchal priesthood. The reason that it only shows three layers or levels is explained in the fact that at the time of Ra's teachings of this to the Egyptians, the earth was in third density progression and Ra's intent was to prepare them for 4th density progression. To teach anything above the 3rd level or density would have been inappropriate and pointless to that particular people place and time. The advanced student or person has no such inappropriateness or pointlessness applicable to them in achieving knowlege and accessing higher levels of learning and advancement.
Below is an account involving James The Just who had discovered that there are twelve steps signifying spheres and stages of progression:
The Nag Hammadi Library
The (First) Apocalypse of James
James said, "Rabbi, you have said, 'they will seize me.' But I, what can I do?" He said to me, "Fear not, James. You too will they seize. But leave Jerusalem. For it is she who always gives the cup of bitterness to the sons of light. She is a dwelling place of a great number of archons. But your redemption will be preserved from them. So that you may understand who they are and what kinds they are, you will [...]. And listen. They are not [...] but archons [...]. These twelve [...] down [...] archons [...] upon his own hebdomad."
James said, "Rabbi, are there then twelve hebdomads and not seven as there are in the scriptures?" The Lord said, "James, he who spoke concerning this scripture had a limited understanding. I, however, shall reveal to you what has come forth from him who has no number. I shall give a sign concerning their number. As for what has come forth from him who has no measure, I shall give a sign concerning their measure"
An explanation of a hierarchy of 12 is offered below:
SHAMBALLA HIERARCHY HUMANITY THE GREAT TRIANGLE
Teachings of the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul / Alice Bailey put together by Annrose Künzi Page 105:
The Fourth Creative Hierarchy is essentially the Hierarchy of manas. This is no play on words, but a statement of deep occult significance. The statement has been made with entire accuracy that five Hierarchies out of the twelve have passed out and that seven remain. Of these seven, our Human Hierarchy is the fourth, making it literally the ninth when counting the entire twelve. (3-363)
These seven music steps reminds me of the Do Re Mi - Sound of Music song.
Notice how throughout this song no thought or mention is ever given to the existence or use of the other 5 music notes. This can be compared to our own situation. We have been taught and know all about seven items of progression such as chakras etc. but very little is mentioned or known about the other 5 items needed to be added to the seven to make twelve. Like the song below, it is a beginning and elementary lesson which is difficult enough as it is to learn. But if we can grasp the principals of the seven note music scale, then perhaps we are ready to progress to the twelve note music scale. Using this analogy, in this more informed age, perhaps we are ready for a more expanded view of reality?
The seven stages of development correspond to the 7 dimensions or levels.
Between Death and Life: by Dolores Cannon Page 102
We must go through all the series of development: gas, matter, plant, animal, human, spirit, divine
D: The Earth is on the fifth. After that are the sixth, seventh and on higher? And these are where the schools are located?
S: The schools and the masters and other things, yes. The eighth and ninth levels are reserved for the great masters. If you reach the tenth, you are one again with God.
Page 104 S: For the most part, once they become aware of it and begin dealing with the two worlds, yes. And there is the seventh level which has many of the schools of knowledge and thought. It is from the sixth and seventh levels that much of the knowledge comes. Some humans operate on two levels without realizing this. An example is an inventor who has no idea where his knowledge comes from.
From The Book Of Oahspe Page 94
07/2.6. And the time from one dawn of dan to another shall be called one dan‘ha; and four dan‘ha shall be called one square, because this is the sum of one density, which is twelve thousand of the earth‘s years. And twelve squares shall be called one cube, which is the first dividend of the third space, in which there is no variation in the vortex of the earth. And four cubes shall be called one sum, because its magnitude embraces one equal of the Great Serpent.
****For more about the cube, see the Ankh.