As per the blue books, for clarity the funnel is compressed three times so as to sketch the expansions on the same page. You might think of this as a quasi “log” scale. The diameter of the top funnel is something like 10,000 times greater than the diameter of the bottom funnel. The ten thousand is not an meaningful scale but a size indicator. With each initiation consciousness expands. The decision as to which higher path is made at the sixth initiation.
From my meditaion lab book. This was done in a cottage on the Hampton Estate, Farnham, Surrey on the 19th of December 2009. The colours of the three principle ray energies are inidicated in biro.