Higher quaternary in cosmos
Lower quaternary in cosmos
The four lower planes in the cosmos are sometimes referred to as the "lower cosmic quaternary". It is on these that the Planetary Chain has its seven globes. Mme. Blavatsky has related these planes to the Jewish Tetragrammaton.
Higher quaternary in human beings
Lower quaternary in human beings
In The Key to Theosophy Mme. Blavatsky wrote:
(a) Rupa, or Sthula-Sarira (Physical body): Is the vehicle of all the other "principles" during life.
(b) Prana (Life, or Vital principle): Necessary only to a, c, d, and the functions of the lower Manas, which embrace all those limited to the (physical) brain.
(c) Linga Sharira (Astral body): The Double, the phantom body.
(d) Kama rupa (The seat of animal desires and passions): This is the centre of the animal man, where lies the line of demarcation which separates the mortal man from the immortal entity.
- Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, "The Key to Theosophy" (???), ???.