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Contents The Transmissions.............................................................. 1 The World Situation..................................................... 3 The Third Phase of the Teachings.............................. 29 The Revelation of a Fourth Quality of Deity............ 39 The Keynote of Freedom............................................ 49 The Psychology of the Monad.................................... 53 Avatars......................................................................... 59 The Seventh Purpose of Deity.................................... 71 The Human Kingdom as a Station of Light.............. 81 The Externalisation Process......................................... 87 The Buddhic Plane and the Human Hierarchy......... 95 The Seventh Ray and Light Supernal....................... 105 Sirius......................................................................... 113 The Initiations........................................................... 121 The Keynote of the Modern Mystery School........... 125 Shamballa.................................................................. 129 Meditation................................................................ 135 Conclusionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;A Call to Synthesis............................. 145 Notes on the Transmission Process............................... 151 Preface....................................................................... 153 The Transmission Process.......................................... 159 Endnotes........................................................................ 185
The World Situation May 9 2001 Preparation for the Decision is everywhere. The Wesak has been used to precipitate the crisis that allows decisions to be made. Something is happening behind the scenes which will bring a clear choice to many. It has to do with the world financial system, which is all I can tell you for now. Vulcan is impacting Venus. The archetype is impressing itself. The Hammer is coming down and causing the re-evaluation of values. What is more important? Everywhere that question is being asked and the answer wrought out in individual and group lives will result in the hierarchical arrangement of the groups for the future. There are not right or wrong choices, merely choices and consequences of those choices. This year will prove a watershed in the history of the planet from the inner side. Seeds are being planted. Seeds of destruction as well as seeds of construction. Endings and beginnings upon the outer plane will all be able to trace their roots back to this time and the decisions being made today.
September 12 2001 September 11 First of all I want to give a Hierarchical perspective on the events of the day. America has long stood for democracy and the principle of freedom in the world. Admittedly that freedom has often been misinterpreted at a personal level and taken to Sixth Ray extremes, but it must be remembered that the principle is still there nonetheless and that this principle represents the height of what humanity is collectively able to demonstrate of this evolutionary energy. The events of today will make it clear to thinking men and woman everywhere that this principle of freedom is under threat. That there are complex issues underlying the attack are undeniableâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the result of it however will be a clear delineation in peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s minds and hearts between those who stand for the liberation of the human spirit and those who are attempting to enslave it. America today is facing the biggest crisis of her historyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;greater even than the Civil War and the World War, because in this current conflict extra-planetary forces are at play. In particular the energy of Freedom as it streams in from Sirius. The decisions that this nation makes over the next month will be critical for the whole of humanity and for the purpose that the human kingdom is designed to serve within the solar system and beyond. Will the American nation be able to demonstrate a high level response to this tragedy? A response that comes from the higher solar plexus and indeed the heart, rather than a response from the lower solar plexus of quick revenge and retaliation driven by the energies of anguish and fear. Will they take the path of grieving for that which they could not control, followed by reflection and considered response?
There are no circumstances in which terrorist actions like those perpetrated today may be justified. Having said that, the forces of frustration in the world about economic and political injustice have created a climate where they are almost inevitable. Wherever human beings are willing to give up their lives for their beliefs, however distorted, then a blow against the fear of death is struck. What makes people die for their beliefs rather than live for them? Prolonged periods where they experience powerlessness, and as a result their need for power breaks out in extreme cathartic acts of desperation. This is Pluto opposite Saturn. The forces of opposition to the system mobilise, whether in the case of the individual, the nation or—as is increasingly becoming the case—the planet as a being. The protests in Seattle, the bombings, the Palestinian cause against Israel, are all part of Pluto’s arrow. They are the energies of liberation operating in a distorted sense from below upwards rather than from the top downwards. Pluto is not a sacred planet and the activities that arise from his energies are often destructive and eventually purificatory due to the inherent energy of Will. To understand Pluto and Vulcan and their connection with Saturn and the Earth, you might consider the following: Saturn represents the control developed by the dominant personality. It is the Cosmic Moon. That is a good thing and evolutionary up to a point. The personality, once developed, needs to become responsive to the will of the soul. Vulcan represents the will of the superconscious— the soul will that is trying to impress itself upon the dominant personality. Pluto represents the will of the subconscious—those energies WITHIN the three vehicles which are not aligned with the dominant personality. They are both oppositional
to the will of the personality. They are the fires of striving and of desperation. Both can be used to the good. However Vulcanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hammer must eventually control. If Pluto is able to destroy the personal will without the will of the soul to replace it, then anarchy and chaos result. In the rubble caused by Pluto, look for the signs of Vulcan. Look for those leaders to emerge sounding the note of spiritual principle.
September 19 2001 At this time the Second Ray soul of the planet is trying to exert influence upon the Third Ray personality. The result as far as humanity as a whole is concerned is the opportunity to take the First Initiation. The energies of Vulcan and Pluto are at work to bring the resistant aspects of the personality to the surface and break the long-lasting and prevalent focus on materialism of which humanity on Earth is such an exponent. One result may be the freeing up of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s money supply. What is needed from the disciples and initiates on the planet is a demonstration of the magnetic power of the Second Ray soul. Shamballa will awaken men from their slumber in materialism one way or another. This is part of the Decision being made at this time. Hierarchy have decided that humanity is ready. That humanity can intelligently understand and respond to the clear distinction between the spiritual values and the material ones. The educational work of the Hierarchy has seen to this. Everywhere the two positions are being articulated clearly. Whether or not humanity WILL choose is entirely up to them. And I mean that my brother. Hierarchy have decided that it is time to offer the opportunity. We have set ourselves to respond as fully as possible to help if humanity invokes our aid, which we certainly want them to do. And we are prepared to offset the worst effects of a decision by humanity to ignore the spiritual opportunity and reinforce the old pattern of security and materialism. However, humanity is genuinely on its own in the decision-making process. How else could it be? Everywhere leaders are coming forth on both sides from within humanity, representing the best and worst
of the developed human mind and heart. Humanity can and must choose its future. Hierarchy have made their decision and it is a defining one. They have decided to trust humanity to make the right choice for the future of the race and the planet. Consider this. Remember that there are much bigger plans afoot on the planet and in the solar system than the self-centered problems which face humanity. Hierarchy have decided to place these larger plans at greater risk from the free will of man than has previously been the case. Do not think that the power of free willâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;humanityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s powerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;can be arbitrarily applied. It cannot be given and then withdrawn if it is not used as we would like it. That would strike at the very root of the power itself. Essentially, Hierarchy have decided that humanity can be trusted. Trusted, in the final analysis, to cooperate with the greater good. This is a tremendous statement and a tremendous decision. We are saying that humanity has been educated about the issues. They are informed, generally speaking, taking humanity as a whole. Democracy requires an informed populace. Hierarchy and the Second Ray ashram has worked hard over the last one hundred years to disseminate the information humanity needs to base a decision upon. Now is the time to make that decision. The genuine giving of a free choice is an act not only of trust but also an act that precipitates crisis. Somewhere, semi-consciously, humanity feels the weight of the increased responsibility. It is this which is creating the crisis, because humanity knows that there is no turning away from this decision and that either way it will be terminal. What I mean by that is: If humanity choose to reassert the power of the Third Ray planetary personality this will result in the end of a cycle and the pronouncement
of failure by the planetary soul to achieve its intended results in this cycle. Of course other cycles will provide other possibilities, but this cycle would be over, possibly resulting in the destruction of the incarnated human family in large part. We will have a repeat, on a smaller turn of the spiral, of the failure on the Moon Chain, and we collectively will demonstrate that we have yet to overcome the karmic effects of the materialising tendency within humanity and the planetary personality. If humanity choose to assert the power of the Second Ray soul, it will result in the almost immediate externalisation of the Hierarchy (and by ‘immediate’ I mean over the next quarter century). For this, Hierarchy have been steadily preparing. Do you see that it cannot be otherwise? One possibility cannot exist without the other. It is what you would call a ‘make or break’ situation. It will result—if successful—in humanity as a whole taking the First Initiation and the coming into ‘birth’ of the Christ and his Hierarchy in the heart of humanity. I might tell you that there are those within Hierarchy who have counselled against this decision to allow humanity to wield that most precious of all solar energies, Freedom. This should not concern you unduly as there are often different points of view about the Way to proceed held within an underlying synthesis of intent. The disagreement arises from the very same issues inherent in the Second Ray soul of the planet. You were told that the situation on the Moon Chain resulted in the premature compassion of our Planetary Logos in accepting the lives from that Chain that had not demonstrated their readiness for the responsibility of future evolutionary opportunities. There are those in Hierarchy who think that humanity, now, is not ready for the responsibility of cooperating with Hierarchy and have
therefore counselled against what they would term ‘the overly inclusive tendencies’ of the Second Ray soul. There are those more along First Ray lines who think Hierarchy should either ‘take a greater hand’ in world affairs or withdraw their ‘crisis-producing energy’ until such times as humanity is demonstrating a greater readiness. In both cases the result would be a limiting of the full operation of the power of free will, while still leaving humanity free to choose its destiny within a more circumscribed arena. This would mean that humanity would still make a decision but would be protected somewhat from the consequences of that decision— resulting in a slower evolutionary process. (Humanity would not be at risk of destruction on the one hand, and Hierarchy would not externalise so rapidly on the other.) Having carefully considered the issue from all sides, the decision was taken to rely upon the positive strengths of the Second Ray and attempt to minimise the tendencies towards over-inclusiveness. What this means is that the Hierarchy, in giving more freedom to humanity, has decided to limit its own. Hierarchy will consequently do everything that it can to aid if that aid is invoked by humanity. On the other hand, it has been agreed to severely limit our active influence where that invocation is not present. Further, if humanity as a whole does not call forth Hierarchy—which would result in the externalisation— Hierarchy have agreed to accept the consequences of that decision. Have you any idea what this would mean, my brother? Some hint can be found by imagining what it is like for the soul of an individual to look on, unable to help while their personality pursues a self-destructive path. This is what would occur upon a planetary scale. In either case—the externalisation or the withdrawal— the Second Ray soul of the planet, Hierarchy itself, will learn 10
dispassion. Does this strike you as strange that the Hierarchy as a whole has something to learn, as does humanity? The soul has much to learn from incarnation, likewise the planetary Hierarchy has much to learn from overseeing humanity. And in the case of this particular Hierarchy, much karma is hidden within the history of the Planetary Logos. The decision was taken by Hierarchy on the Wesak full Moon following the initiating impulse in Aries. The Libran full Moon has to do with humanity’s decision in response to that of Hierarchy. Libra is associated with Shamballa, and humanity’s decision will allow the Shamballic force to be brought into play in one of its two aspects. Either Pluto will dominate and thus purge humanity in a rather drastic way, and therefore set the stage for a later cycle. Or Vulcan will dominate, called forth to anchor the Hierarchy on Earth in response to humanity’s decision to call in collectively the assistance of the soul. The relationships between Hierarchy and humanity are decisive ones for this time. Will our destinies converge or diverge? That is up to humanity at this time. The disciples and initiates must do their very best to keep the channel open between Hierarchy and humanity. They must do their best to respond to the needs of humanity and the principles of Hierarchy. They share in the responsibility of humanity, but also in a peculiar sense the active restraint of Hierarchy. This time marks the advent onto the world stage of a new and potent power—the massed intent of humanity. This brings the sign Cancer into prominence—that sign connected with the Fifth Hierarchy and the Fourth Initiation on higher levels. Will the World Disciple emerge from out of the mass consciousness, or will we return to the domination of the Matter aspect? We will find out together, and will not need to wait for very long. 11
September 26 2001 The Hierarchical perspective on world events is designed to be useful in opening your mind to an increased cooperation. It is easy to forget that the different kingdoms each have their unique lessons, perspectives and opportunities. I would seek today to give you further insight into the Plans of Hierarchy at this time. We are all very active in response to the call from our disciples and initiates in the world. Wherever a point of tension is being held by a group, we are able to lend our hand and energy. The result of this is three-fold. First, the energy naturally has effects upon the projects these groups are working with and the people with whom they come in contact. Sometimes these effects are constructive, sometimes destructive, depending upon the level of integration and alignment in the group. Secondly, the energy has effects upon the invoking individuals in the group. The result is initiatory in its potential. The third effect is less obvious—it is an effect upon Hierarchy itself as a result of the outpouring energies. As these energies pour out they provide a current which allows the energies from Shamballa (and in some cases extraplanetary energies) to pour into Hierarchy. Hierarchy are at their own great point of tension—a tension which is liberating members of the Hierarchy onto the higher way, just as it is liberating members of humanity into Hierarchy. A great funnel is thus created at this time. Thus there is a dual movement—invocation and evocation. The call from the lower allows the inflow from the higher. This inflow as it moves through the lesser kingdom, heightens the vibration of that kingdom or hierarchy and thus ‘lifts them’ into the hierarchy above. 12
The triangle between Hierarchy and Humanity and Shamballa works somewhat like this: The energy from Shamballa flowing into Hierarchy is what allows Hierarchy to draw closer to Humanity. One group from Hierarchy are approaching closer to Shamballa, and as they thus approach it allows a second group from Hierarchy to approach closer to Humanity. The analogy is with the Third, Fourth and Fifth Hierarchies. The Third Hierarchy builds a bridge between the buddhic plane and the monad so that the Fifth Hierarchy is able to build a bridge between the buddhic plane and the astral plane. This is the dual action of manas, and Hierarchy is likewise engaged in a dual action. As Hierarchy creates this bridge between Shamballa and Humanity, another energy is able to be expressed as a result of the triangular linking between these three planetary centresâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the energy of the Saving Force. Something that has not been considered within the esoteric thought is this: What are the inflowing energies that allow the Hierarchy to enter upon the higher way? If a relatively large number of Sixth Degree initiates leave, or prepare to leave, the planetary ring-pass-not every 49 years, what is the energy which is pouring into Hierarchy that allows this process? Very few of them are able to take the higher initiations in Shamballa as the number of Masters on the First Path is limited. The Decision taken by the Sixth Degree initiates is deeply linked into the type of crisis which occurs. If the majority of initiates choose a particular path (for example we know that they will all choose together the Path of Earth Service at a later date) then it is the energy inpouring along that path which is what precipitates the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;crisisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in humanity. In the example above, the energy of Will as it is expressed through the Seventh Ray would be involved. 13
At the time of this current Decision the emphasis is particularly upon the Fourth Path, the path to Sirius. While this path is always emphasised in any Decision because of its close connection to the Fourth Hierarchy, it is especially dominant at this time. This is linkedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;if you could but see the cyclesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to the incoming energy of the Fourth Ray, due to make its presence felt at the mid-point of this 49 year cycle in the year 2025. The externalisation of the Hierarchy, the coming in of the Fourth Ray, the decision of the Sixth Degree initiates, the reappearance of the Mysteries and the Sirian energy of Freedom all form one coherent interlocking whole that will express itself over the next fifty years. The Sixth Ray is passing out, the Seventh Ray is coming in and the Fourth Ray will allow the units of the human Hierarchy, the Fourth, to become spiritually radioactive upon the buddhic plane, the fourth plane of the seventh cosmic plane, the cosmic physical. It is all one beautiful interlocking pattern, and Hierarchy are merely playing their part. The difference is that Hierarchy are more conscious and humanity has yet to awaken fully to their role in this great Plan. Let me give you a line of thought which will prove productive in this regard. In the individual process there is a gradual replacement of the energies of the four ethers in the etheric body with the energies of the four higher ethers. What this means is that the fourth ether is able to transmit buddhi, the third atma, the second monadic energy; and the first ether at a later date will be able to transmit the energy of the logoic plane, and the highest and the lowest shall therefore meet. If you think this process through upon the cosmic levels then insight will come as to the role of Hierarchy, working as they are upon the fourth, third 14
and second cosmic ethers; and in particular the role of the Fourth Hierarchy on its own plane, the buddhic. This should give you a key to understanding the type of energy flowing down the Fourth Path and the link between the Sirian Logos and the Logos of our planetary scheme. A further line of thought which will relate this esoteric thinking to the present world crisis: Masonry as you know, attempts to duplicate the practices of the Blue Lodge on Sirius upon the physical plane. Masonry is ruled by the Fourth and Seventh Rays and attempts to provide a receptacle for the First Ray of Will, allowing it to become a ‘seat of initiation’. The Gemini pillars have ever been the symbol of the Masonic tradition. When the Seventh Ray is in manifestation and the Sun is in Aquarius—as has happened six times so far during the Fifth Rootrace, the energy of Light Supernal is able to be registered on the physical plane. The Seven Rays blend their light with the Seventh Ray. This is the seventh such event during the Fifth Rootrace. What might this mean? The United States of America was founded under the Masonic influence and has as its ruling energies the astrological signs of Aquarius and Gemini. The keynote of the soul of America is ‘Freedom’—the energy pouring in from Sirius. Perhaps some glimpse of the energies behind the world crisis may become evident. The Sirian energy focused through the American soul is pouring into the planet as a result of the Decision by the Sixth Degree initiates. It is causing a great abstraction from form and from materialism, which is what this energy does. That abstraction will have great consequences for the Sixth Ray personality of the US, an energy which is on its way out of incarnation, and will naturally have similar effects upon the situation in the Middle East and those races 15
conditioned strongly by the Sixth Ray—Russia and Japan among them. The result of the cooperation between the Second Ray soul of the planet and the Second Ray soul of America will be both a great abstraction of energy (this will take out the Sixth Ray and make way for the Fourth) and a great anchoring of energy (this will happen under the influence of the Fifth and Seventh Rays). We have the four Rays of Attribute all involved: The Seventh Ray and Fourth Ray cycling in, the Sixth Ray cycling out and the Fifth Ray coming in through Aquarius. If we add the Third Ray personality of the planet and its Second Ray soul, some idea of the potential synthesis may be grasped. This whole process needs to be held in the context of the Planetary Logos taking the fourth sub-initiation of the Second cosmic Initiation. The astral polarisation of humanity will be somewhat lifted into its buddhic correspondence as the Sixth Ray goes out and the Fourth Ray comes in. On the buddhic plane, humanity will contact the higher energies of cosmic buddhi entering via the Planetary Logos on the cosmic astral plane. These must be directed by the Fourth Hierarchy—humanity—through the fifth plane onto the seventh and affecting primarily the fourth ether. Expect this dual process of abstraction and anchoring to occur simultaneously and consequentially. By that I mean that the inflow and outflow are essentially linked as dual sides of the one event. However with the forty-nine year cycle, expect the emphasis to be on abstraction for the first half and anchoring for the second, beginning in 2025.
October 3 2001 Libran Full Moon The last week has been an intense one. Very little has happened of moment on the outer planes of Earth, but in the inner worlds there has been immense activity. Even on the inner worlds of the outerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;by this I mean the astral and mental planes. Humanity is learning how to work subjectively and I must tell you that our view of the current events is very positive. The risk taken and the confidence shown in humanity that I mentioned two weeks ago is thus far working out. It is not only necessary to believe in the essential divinity of others but also to correctly judge when that essential divinity is capable of exercising control over its instrument. Humanity at the moment is the World Disciple, striving to prove to the soul that it is able to hold its mind steady in the Light during crisis. If this is maintained then an outpouring from the soul is the natural result. All occurs under law. This is a key understanding about the operation of the principle of Freedom. The personal self (in this case humanity) has freedom within its circumscribed sphere. The consequences of exercising that freedom are expressed in karma. When the personal self freely chooses to align its choices with the purpose of the planetary life then personal karma ends and planetary karma quickly begins to work itself out. It is the work of Hierarchy to help humanity make those choices and to aid in the process of implementing the planetary karma and thence the higher Will at a pace that humanity is able to handle. Just as in the personal case, when a man begins to work off karma rather than resist it, it may appear to outer eyes as if his life is getting much worse. In the inner worlds 17
however, growth is occurring. One could say that humanity has progressed to the point where it is developed sufficiently as a disciple to deal on its own with some of the karma that Hierarchy has been safeguarding it against. Just as a parent may try to protect a teenager from the full impact of the laws of society until they are able to understand them and the consequences of breaking them, so Hierarchy has parented humanity. It is time for humanity to be released to its own destiny and that is potentially a glorious destiny. This will also allow Hierarchy to place more focus on its own concerns.
March 13 2002 The world situation is building to a greater point of tension as we approach the Aries full Moon. The First Ray energies available at this time can be used by Hierarchy in an attempt to bring to an end certain basic tendencies within the field of humanity by a further ‘sealing’ of the door where evil dwells. The situation in the Middle East has at its root an aspect of separativeness and materialism. The origins lie deep in humanity’s karmic past, but can be witnessed in the actions of the present. Deep survival fears originate from the misidentification of the soul with the form aspect instead of the spiritual pole. As a result, spiritual principles get ignored in the mistaken attempt to preserve the form life. The result is merely an intensification of the misidentification with the body, and a greater need to control the environment in order to manage the consequent escalating fear. The great initiation of the Crucifixion occurs when the soul finally releases its identification with all within the three worlds, in realisation of its source as the monad. The monad and the body are opposites within a greater unity. In order for the soul to bring the energies of Spirit and Matter together, it must first choose its ‘home’. Then it is able to use the materialising powers of the Seventh Ray to externalise this ‘home’ on Earth. The choice of the body (or the land as an extension of the body) as the ‘primary’ home, results in the need to defend it against inevitable decay and death. The fear of death can never be allayed however. If spiritual principles are transgressed in the attempt, then the exile from Spirit increases and the dependence upon form increases, creating a materialistic spiral. 19
Ironically, the conflict between Israel and Palestine is a reflection on the astral plane of this higher battle. The Palestinians, with their external homeland or ‘racial body’ under threat, are resorting to suicide bombing— an expression of the sacrifice of the form nature for a supposedly ‘higher principle’ (actually the sacrifice of the individual form for the collective form). The Israelis, feeling their homeland or racial body under threat, are attempting to control their environment in an effort to protect it. This control escalates the threat. Of course both sides are being motivated by an investment in—and thus a fear for the loss of—their external homeland. They are not the only ones with this investment of course—witness the mortgage payments which drive the activity of much of the Western world—but they are playing out its most extreme consequences on behalf of humanity. They represent the remnants of the Sixth Ray in its materialistic expression. The investment in ‘form’ always results, under the pressure of evolution, in the ‘destruction’ of form. This is due to the First Ray energies, directed into the form by consciousness identified with form. The First Ray is intended to abstract the consciousness from the form, but if the consciousness will not release the form, the form gets abstracted as well. Sensing this, the consciousness seeks to ‘externalise’ this destructive force upon the forms surrounding it. We are seeing this play out now on the world stage. The Shamballic Impact is an ‘abstracting force’ designed to release the consciousness from form in preparation for the incoming Seventh Ray which will then shape form according to the Plan. Reactionary Sixth Ray energies must be offset by the highest aspect of the Sixth Ray, the devotion to spiritual principles regardless of the consequences to the form, be it body or land. 20
Individuals embodying this highest aspect of the Sixth Ray exist amongst both groups, and it is to them that we can direct our energies of support at this time. But this will not be enough. The conflict is not a localised one—it has its origins deep within the karma of humanity, and thus must be solved by humanity as a whole. This requires the strengthening of the United Nations as a centre within humanity for the direction of Will energy as an abstracting and synthesising force. In order to distribute this ‘abstracting force’ a triangle is being created between Shamballa, Hierarchy and the New Group of World Servers; the latter representing the ajna centre. The reflection of this higher triangle is a lower triangle between the base, solar plexus and the ajna centre. This makes a link between Tokyo, New York and Darjeeling as outer expressions of these energies—as planetary centres within the Fifth Rootrace. It is kundalini from the base centre which provides the rising Will force for the release of the solar plexus energy to the heart. Japan has a First Ray soul and Sixth Ray personality. The release of the atomic bombs there during the last Shamballic Impact has a correspondence in the human system to the impact of the spiritual Will upon the base centre, with the resultant release of kundalini. It might be useful therefore, at the time of the Aries Full Moon, to consciously create a triangle between these three centres of Darjeeling, New York and Tokyo, with the ‘intended direction’ being the release of energy from New York to Geneva. The ‘rising’ of energy will be directed through the United Nations which has offices in both cities. The United Nations must be transformed through this rising energy into an energetic system within the human kingdom that can be effectively overlighted by the Spirit 21
of Peace, thus bringing the crown and heart chakras of humanity into a dynamic relationship. The twin towers of New York represent the dominant Gemini personality of America, transformed into towers of light infused by the Aquarian soul, which offers its powers to the whole of humanity as a redeemed expression of the Sixth Ray, and thus helps open the planetary heart. As conscious servers we are encouraged to see the outer events upon the world stage within a wider context. With understanding comes the increased power to serve. Hierarchy needs the conscious, willing assistance of humanity in order to triangulate the Will force pouring in from Shamballa. It is through the aligned thought, directed through the New Group of World Servers, that the Plan will be brought into manifestation on Earth. This is a call to unitedly and esoterically strengthen the United Nations as the only human centre able to respond to the entrenched survival-based will force within the lower nature of humanity. This fire must be fought with fire. The fire of the Will to liberate. The fire of the Will-toGood. The fire of Shamballa.
May 22 2002 Brother, today we want to work with the energy of Love—not so much with its understanding but with its transmission. The Christ Festival is almost upon us and this year will be a tremendous outpouring. What is unique about this Festival is that it is such a ‘unifying’ one for humanity. The Christ loves. He loves like none before him, and it is this fact which makes him unique and his work so unifying for humanity. In Gemini the Christ stood between Humanity and Shamballa and said ‘yes’ to both. This ‘atone-ment’ created a singular event in the history of the planet. When he said yes to humanity it was not to some sections of humanity—to enlightened humanity—it was to ALL of humanity and subsequently to the soul life in all kingdoms. He took upon himself the decision to love all, knowing that the Will aspect would provide the needed strength to carry out this momentous decision. None before him had the courage or the greatness of heart to take such a decision. Contemplate that decision for a moment brother, and touch the edge of a soul’s destiny whom we all willingly serve with such lesser love as we can muster. The Full Moon in Gemini is when the Christ demonstrates how far he has come in fulfilling that choice which he made. It is when he pours forth that Love through all the kingdoms, but in particular the human kingdom. The effect of this great Second Ray force moving from the monadic plane to the buddhic plane, through the causal bodies to the astral plane, is a great upwelling of goodwill in the day-to-day life expression of humanity. This energy of Love originates on the cosmic buddhic plane and is transmitted through the solar egoic lotus (the heart of the Sun), making its way through the solar astral body via the 23
fourth subplane of the cosmic astral to the sixth subplane, and from there to the monadic plane. You will note that the sixth subplane of the cosmic astral is ruled by Gemini (this is the subplane of love on the plane of Love), and the monadic plane is ruled by Virgo. These are the two signs of New Zealand and indicate the potential for this country. Elsewhere (in Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle) I told you that it would be the work of many of those in incarnation at this time to link the astral and etheric body. This is done through the work of Gemini. In the human system the equivalent is the washing through the heart chakra of a wave of purified astral energy which carries with it the energy of buddhi and thus stimulates the latent consciousness in all forms. It is this energy which ‘sacredises’ matter. On Cosmic levels this Love energy from the heart of the Sun washes through the human atoms or monads and subsequently into the ashrams on the buddhic plane. It is the work of those able to make contact with the buddhic plane to bring this energy through to the astral and subsequently through the etheric heart centre. Humans then become the ‘saviour’, the ‘saving force’ of the atoms within their system and their environment in the same way that the Christ is the ‘saviour’ of humanity. Think through the analogies. A further line of useful thought would be the way in which the Cancer Hierarchy is said to ‘veil the Christ’. Consider this in relationship to the etheric webs which block the astral energy from working through a disciple’s etheric body until such time as a degree of purification has occurred. We might imagine the Christ with His head in Gemini and His heart in Virgo on the monadic plane— expressing through the atmic. We might imagine Fourth 24
Degree initiates with their ‘head’ on the monadic plane and their ‘heart’ on the buddhic plane, expressing through the abstract mental; and Second Degree initiates with their ‘head’ in buddhi and their ‘heart’ on the astral, expressing through the etheric heart centre. If you build up this picture some revelation about the Hierarchy of Love will come, and you will be able to find your place in it more potently. I have outlined this pattern for consideration not as an abstraction but for practical use. It is like a map of the divine plumbing system whereby the waters of Life are able to flow to all of creation. The injunction given by the Christ at this time of the Gemini full Moon is to ‘love’. Love is an energy—a most potent energy—directed in greater and greater degree through the Christ as the great Heart of Hierarchy. Gemini calls us not only to be a conduit of this Love but to ‘love intelligently’. To know from whence Love comes—to allow ourselves to be filled with this energy and to know where best we may direct it as part of the great Hierarchical endeavour. Take time to consider the plumbing so that your own garden may be duly watered.
September 4 2002 Financial System There are currently some momentous happenings unfolding in the life of humanity—they are at present behind the scenes and not yet visible to the public eye but will emerge towards the end of a year. The success of your own project is but one of many breakthroughs which are in their totality the taking of an initiation by humanity as a whole. The world financial situation has come under a major reorientation—this as I said is not yet visible in the outer and yet the change in the inner workings is momentous. The control of the world’s wealth is moving out of the hands of those motivated by materialistic tendencies and into the hands of those who are inspired by Hierarchy. The exact workings of this cannot be disclosed, however it is the result of a long-term plan that has finally been brought to fruition. It is not really possible to convey to you the far reaching consequences of this change. Watch and wait as the year unfolds and the outer signs of this inner change will begin to be evidenced in the world. Billions of dollars are working their way into bank accounts and financial instruments, creating a great reservoir that is going to be used for the forwarding of the externalisation process. One of my fields of interest and responsibility is with the philanthropists of the world, and plans have long since been laid for this development. Just as the seeds of the new schools had been planted to come to fruition at the time of the Shamballa Impact, so the seeds of the transformation of the world’s financial system had also been planted. It was uncertain whether the whole global economy might not have had to undergo a period of major 26
upheaval and collapse. There will certainly be difficult times as the system adjusts, but on the whole it has been a rather extraordinary success through using the underlying motivating energies within the system itself to transform it. Just as the mind can be used to get out of the mind, so the financial markets can be used to break the hold of the financial markets. Initiates have been working in this field for some time, and have been able to be phenomenally successful because of the very forces of fear and greed that sweep the marketplace. These forces allow those who are unaffected by them to accumulate vast wealth over the medium term. The great irony is that the freeing up of the financial markets, orchestrated by those who are seeking to extend their control and influence, has actually resulted in the liberation of vast sums of money from their control. Mercury is the god of trickery and finance, and Mercury it is who has managed to spirit away this source of energy like quicksilver. The work of those who have been involved in this Hierarchical project (which has involved disciples with a great understanding of cycles and a developed intuitionâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; qualities required equally by esotericists) is now to secure these funds and to build an economic base and system which is able to operate freely behind the scenes with as little interaction with the current financial system as possible. Just as the School has been able to be established in a somewhat remote area in a small country, so the new emerging financial base must be somewhat quarantined from what has become in reality a global economy. This new â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;poolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; must be kept safely isolated while the global system undergoes its reorientation. A period of consolidation lies ahead which will correspond with a period of uncertainty and confusion in the world financial system. I might tell 27
you that this development of which I speak will be as great a shock to the financial markets as the September 11 event was to the American people. It strikes at the very foundation of the sense of security. Of course there is no security in materialism, and after the period of adjustment then a new economy will emerge out of the seeds which are being planted now.
The Third Phase of the Teachings December 19 2001 The topic this morning is time. I want to give you a broader perspective of the teachings I am responsible for and the way they unfold through time, and, in a peculiar way, how they create time itself. A Master’s consciousness is expanded in time and space. He is able to reach out across continents and between planets with his awareness. An important distinction to note is the difference between ‘awareness’ and capacity to ‘influence’. Consciousness influences matter and thereby causes its evolution due to its capacity to express the energy of Will. A Master is ‘causal’ in the evolution of consciousness identified with form because he combines ‘awareness’ with Will within a definite time/space ringpass-not. A Master may be aware of the evolution of consciousness across millennia. He is personally responsible however for the development of that consciousness in a much more circumscribed manner. For example the ashramic project that you are involved in is a part of my personal responsibility. It is a subset of my work in time and space. This particular project is educational—the preparation of the minds of men (in such a way that their hearts and actions will be subsequently effected) so that they may collectively and intelligently respond to the externalisation of the Hierarchy—a collective project of the Greater Ashram. Of course I do this in cooperation with the other Masters, but it is my particular responsibility to be a ‘messenger’ between Hierarchy and Humanity—a bridge builder in consciousness at this particular time. My responsibilities are global, and 29
for this particular project are focused over a time window of 350 years beginning in 1825 and concluding in 2175. Of course there is overlap outside this time window, but as an earthquake has an epicentre, so this particular project of mine has a focus in both time and space. In order for me to operate within this time/space ring-pass-not, my consciousness must be able to be ‘free’ from it—in other words not identified with any ‘thing’ inside it, and powerful enough (operating with enough Will) to influence the evolution and development of the consciousness that is ‘identified’ within the container. As I have pointed out, the specifics of the project are the introduction into the mental field of humanity of the Hierarchical teachings which are One but express themselves in a three-fold manner. The first phase ran from 1825 to 1925 and had as its focal point the work done by HPB and the Theosophical Society. The second phase ran from 1925 to 2025 and had as its focal point the work of AA Bailey and the various projects that manifested from that work such as the Arcane School, World Goodwill and so on. The third stage is in preparation now and runs from 2025 to 2125; and then there will be a transition and synthesising period of fifty years. From another perspective the project could be said to have a 400 year ‘period’ if we include fifty years preparation from 1775 to 1825. The point I am making is that Hierarchical projects are definitely carried out in time and space, have clear objectives and timeframes. We utilise Saturn as a building and containing influence, while those whose consciousness is thus limited sense the restriction and seek to grow beyond it. Because we do not know specifically how humanity will react, the Masters follow a strategy that allows for human free will. In the early phases we spread our influence 30
widely, and gradually focus that influence and attention on a particular individual or group as we are able to ascertain where the best and most effective response occurs. The work done by the Blavatsky and Bailey groups (for groups they were) was not predestined to be done by them (although the work itself was predestined). Early in the cycle the work was presented in consciousness to many groups around the planet wherever opportunity arose and with various success. A similar phase in under way now as I prepare for the third phase of the teachings at the same time as the second phase is culminating. Thus my preparatory work is widespread with many groups being ‘tested’ for their capacity; your own work finds its place among them. In initiating this work I must be able to learn from the results of the previous phase and at the same time make an intelligent judgement as to the needs of humanity at the end of the century, in the same way that the work completed in the early twentieth century had to serve those who are living and working now. Principally I am working with consciousness, and have as my implementation force those souls in incarnation who are able and willing to respond to my ‘project’ as a way of serving humanity and accelerating their own effectiveness through alignment to the greater component of Hierarchical will and wisdom that is flowing through me, their elder brother. These workers must create for themselves, within the aura of my ashram, particular projects contained within my own time/space limitation. These projects must be commeasured with the capacity of the individual or group to carry it out, and to provide a field of service for others to likewise operate within. Some sense of the true nature of Hierarchical operation is contained in these ideas. 31
In addition I must work with and utilise the various energies that are available and are thus contextual to my project. In particular the energies of the seventh ray and of Aquarius. My project itself, in a peculiar way, is designed to ‘set the scene’ for these energies to enter human consciousness in such a way that will allow for the externalisation process to take place. The manifestation of the Brotherhood upon the physical plane requires the intelligent manipulation of global consciousness as well as many other skills. I must also cooperate closely with the ashramic projects of other Masters and call upon the energetic assistance of my own Master whose time/space ring-pass-not is much greater than (and includes) my own as He prepares himself to eventually be responsible for the role of World Teacher. These thoughts today are to encourage you to think in expanded terms about time and space and to ascertain where your own capacities to operate within time and space lie—both in terms of extension of awareness and the capacity to take personal responsibility. Sacrifice is related to the willingness to confine one’s consciousness to self-chosen limits in time and space for the purpose of aiding the development of consciousness within those limits. Think of the sacrifice required by a soul whose proper place in ‘evolutionary time’ is to incarnate in the sixth round, choosing to incarnate in the fourth round. There is a requirement in any system for a certain percentage of souls to incarnate ‘out of time’ so to speak in order to preserve the integrity of the whole system. These ‘time travellers’ are themselves the links or bridges between rounds and races in the same way that Hierarchy is a bridge. Depending on the stage of evolution of the planet, certain percentages of souls demonstrate this sacrificial 32
capacity in a particular manner that relates the first and seventh round or race of any cycle, the second and sixth, the third and fifth. The fourth round or race plays out this same relationship with its internal cycles. When any system is comprehended in its entirety, then the consciousness becomes momentarily free of the time and space limitations of the system. When this freedom is able to be maintained at will, then the capacity to causally influence the system begins to develop. It is this capacity, developed gradually during the life cycle of any system, which results in the spiral-cyclic nature of consciousness development within the system.
May 30 2001 There are three key components of the third phase of the teachings: The revelation of what lies behind the term ‘Freedom’. The Rays and the Initiations taught about Shamballa and the building of the higher antahkarana. The third stage teaches about synthesis: The triangulation of the three centres on the cosmic physical plane—Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity—and the revelation through that triangulation of the fourth divine Quality. This revelation on the cosmic physical plane has its higher correspondence in the integration and synthesis of the three vehicles of the Solar Logos—the physical, astral and mental bodies—and their cohesive functioning as an integrated personality as part of the soul infusion process related to the Third cosmic Initiation which is the goal of the Logos. What is revealed through the three-fold Logoic personality is the Logoic soul or ‘Love’; and this from solar triadal levels, in particular the buddhic plane. The lower correspondence to this is the revelation through the triangle of Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity of the ‘love’ nature of the Planetary Logos. This lesser ‘love’ flows from the cosmic astral plane via the triangle of Earth, Vulcan and Pluto and it therefore carries with it the germ of solar Will that will form a seed for the next solar system. This Will is carried on the desire of the Planetary Logos to help carry out the Solar Logoic purpose, remembering that he is a disciple of the Logos. The anchoring of this ‘germ’ in this the second solar system has a correspondence to the coming of the dragon energy in the second round of this chain. This is tied into the revelation of the dawning fourth—the fourth Principle of deity—in 34
the same way that the three Buddhas of Activity eventually reveal Sanat Kumara. The revelation is preserved for us in the ‘eye in the triangle’ symbology of Masonry. The second keynote is related to the origin and psychology of the monad, just as the second phase dealt in depth with the solar angel. Information will be given about the ‘body’ upon the atmic plane which is the equivalent to the monad of the causal body upon mental levels. In addition the five higher planes will be examined, and by these I mean the top three planes of the cosmic physical and the lower two planes of the cosmic astral. It is these planes that will form the field of expression for the next system. The first system concerned itself with the lower five planes of the cosmic physical. The failure upon the Moon Chain has meant that consciousness was restricted within the ring-pass-not of the lower three planes when it should have encompassed the whole five as it has on Venus. The second solar system should be primarily working with the five higher planes of the cosmic physical—from the mental plane up—which is why the consciousness of the Planetary Logos only comes down to the mental plane. In the third solar system the atmic plane should form the base or ‘body’ of expression. This also helps to explain why there are nine initiations for the soul and how the ‘ten’ works upon the twelve. More information will be given on ‘the higher way’ and the seven Cosmic Paths. Just as the buddhic plane is the goal of the personality and the monadic plane is the ‘goal’ of the triad, so the lowest subplane of the cosmic astral is the ‘goal’ of the monad, and there are centres to be found there just as there are centres upon the monadic and buddhic planes. There ‘registration’ will come in the 35
consciousness of an initiate when he is able to form the antahkarana from the highest to the lowest and thus link the centres on the seventh subplane of the cosmic astral with his etheric centres upon the seventh subplane of the cosmic physical. There is much more in this vein and a book the size of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire could be written about the subject. The third keynote has to do with the coming Avatar and the role that this little planet has within Cosmic Plan. Elsewhere I have said that Earth may serve as a station of light for this corner of the galaxy, which is quite an extraordinary statement if you stop to think about it. What is the potential role of this planet, what chance does it have of fulfilling it, and what is the best way forward? The return of the Christ and the externalisation of the Hierarchy are part of a much vaster Plan then you can imagine. The relevance to the human kingdom is all that man has been able to grasp so far, but a synthetic grasp is necessary to glimpse the whole. The human kingdom must be put in perspective as only one in the system. Identification with the whole will enable some faint understanding of the purpose of that whole. This will be the most difficult part of the teaching to get across, but in some ways the most important for it sets before humanity something of the purpose in which they can play a part—not only as a kingdom but as part of a much greater ‘whole’. Already I despair at being able to get this across without being totally misunderstood, but that will be my challenge and that is why it is the third part of the third phase—in some ways the whole body of teaching disseminated through the three phases could be said to have as its goal the conditioning of the field of humanity so 36
that a seed of this Cosmic purpose could be dropped into that soil. This seed may not be dropped until the esoteric worldview has ‘won the day’ within the culture of the planet. Of course this is already true in the inner worlds. Truth is revealed and not created. Nevertheless it will only ‘run’ human society in a conscious way once humans of their own free will choose to accept it. Thus the externalisation process is required first. Humans must recognise and elect into positions of power in their culture, the representatives of Hierarchy who are already appearing among them. They will do this by recognising the purity of their motives, the ‘sense’ of their ideas and the demonstration of principles in their lives. Once the key governments, businesses and social institutions are being guided by the disciples and initiates of the world, then the head of Hierarchy can make his appearance and begin to reveal to an awakening world the deeper mission that underlies the coming of the Avatar. And so there you have the skeleton of the next phase of the teachings that it is my responsibility to reveal progressively to humanity. It is essential that their revelation is progressive and that the timing is carefully attended to. Revelation itself is a science—knowledge of the Mysteries is a fire that needs a sustained and progressive burning if it is to serve the society it enters into.
The Revelation of a Fourth Quality of Deity May 30 2001 Behind the three Qualities of divinity with which we are already familiar, theoretically at least, lies a ‘dawning fourth’ for which the whole development of human culture and civilisation on this planet has been merely a preparation. This fourth Revelation will have a definite and planned impact upon the fourth kingdom, that of the Fourth Creative Hierarchy on this, the fourth chain, of the fourth scheme, in a solar system of the fourth order. This planned impact will produce potent results that will not only affect the relationship between the human kingdom and other kingdoms on the planet, but will have repercussions throughout the solar system and beyond. This fourth Quality has primarily to do with the relevation of Purpose that is made possible by the evolution of consciousness within time and space. It has a primary relationship to the buddhic plane, just as the other three Qualities (Will, Love and Intelligence) relate to fifth, sixth and seventh planes. Divinity is slowly expressing itself from the top down, and being revealed to us from the bottom up. The first three fundamentals of The Secret Doctrine are related to the higher three planes in the system and reflected in the Qualities of deity expressed on the lower three. On the fourth plane, the fourth Fundamental and the fourth Quality of deity come into direct relationship. On the buddhic plane divinity clothes itself and begins the process of precipitation into what we call matter. Causal bodies on the higher mental plane are the first expression of this manifestation—they are consciousness 39
‘fixated’ and imbued with specific purpose—behind them lies the quality of consciousness itself. In this fourth round the Quality of the Solar Logos which lies behind the manifestation of the solar system is gradually revealing itself. In the same way, when a man finds the quality of the Heavenly Man with which he is associated on the buddhic plane—so a Solar Logos finds the Quality of his cosmic ashram on the cosmic buddhic plane. He then begins to consciously radiate that Quality throughout his entire system, colouring everything with that Quality. That Quality will be primarily expressed through the Fourth Creative Hierarchy—the human—just as the quality of buddhi is expressed, once the antahkarana has been built, through a man’s etheric centres upon the ethers of the physical plane. Thus the fourth kingdom, humanity, is the expression on all the schemes of, first of all a triplicity: Active Intelligence (developed in the last system), Love (developed in this system) and Will (to be developed in the final system). However just as with man, these three Qualities are the ‘vehicles’ for higher qualities. “In that light we shall see light”.1 The etheric body is a vehicle for manas—thus the solar systemic ethers are activated by that innate intelligent quality of substance that has been developed in a previous system and will allow, in the next system, the Will of the Solar Logos to operate on the etheric/physical plane. This links the etheric plane with the cosmic mental plane. Similarly, the ethers are also the ‘vehicle’ for cosmic astrality. The desire of the Solar Logos flows through the desire body of the Planetary Logos, and thus through the chakras on the cosmic etheric—the ashrams on the monadic and buddhic planes—and from there shapes the consciousness of lives in the three worlds. As our Planetary Logos masters the cosmic astral plane—and he is in a difficult stage in the process of doing 40
so, taking the fourth sub-initiation of the Second cosmic at this time—he will eventually bring his desire body under control so that it becomes expressive of the desire body of the Solar Logos (who is preparing for the Third cosmic Initiation and has thus already mastered his astral vehicle). The desire body of the Solar Logos is already able to reflect cosmic buddhi, and this Quality is expressing through (for example) the Venus Scheme, which has already taken the Second cosmic Initiation. As more of this Quality (a fourth Quality of deity) is expressed through the cosmic astral body of the Earth Scheme, it will be stepped down into the etheric body of the planet (and thus the ashrams) in the following way: • From the fourth plane of the cosmic planes, the cosmic buddhic, being the cosmic ashramic nergy of our Solar Logos (related to one of the Rishis of the Great Bear). • Through the love petals of the causal body of our Solar Logos. • To the cosmic astral plane, where it has particular effect through resonance on the fourth subplane. This subplane is home to the Aries Hierarchy, ruled by the planet Uranus. • To the sixth subplane of the cosmic astral plane, home of the Gemini Hierarchy and ruled hierarchically by the Earth. (As an aside here, the energy also flows into the seventh subplane of the cosmic astral plane, thus aiding in the liberation of the Fifth Hierarchy of Cancer). • To the ashrams on the monadic plane, home of the Virgo Hierarchy ruled by Jupiter. (Here is the higher mystery of the birth of the Cosmic Christ in the heart). • To the ashrams on the buddhic plane, home of the Scorpio Hierarchy ruled by Mercury. 41
This four-fold link creates a relationship between the following signs and planets: Aries Gemini Virgo Scorpio
Uranus Earth Jupiter Mercury
Mercury is the linking energy and brings the energy of electric fire, Uranus onto the cosmic physical plane. The principle of cosmic buddhi on the fourth plane is expressed via aligned planetary desire through the fourth ether on the seventh or cosmic physical plane. Mercury is the expression of fourth ray energy and this is, as you know, peculiarly related to the fourth kingdom in nature, the human kingdom. It is the esoteric ruler of Aries (hence it â&#x20AC;&#x153;leads into the mysteriesâ&#x20AC;?) and is also the exoteric ruler of Gemini, which is the sign of the major opposites as far as humanity is concerned, because it signifies soul and personality, consciousness and form; it is also the exoteric ruler of Virgo, the Mother of the Christ-Child, or the form and that which indwells the form. It is, finally, the hierarchical ruler of Scorpio, which is the sign of discipleship. This, therefore, brings into a close relation four great constellations, each of which has a peculiar relation to the dualities with which man has a definite evolutionary concern. These are expressed in a unique manner for humanity through Aries, Gemini, Virgo, and Scorpio and the following diagram is descriptive of the nature of that relation:
When visualising these diagrams, the symbol should be seen in rapid revolution. Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, carries to humanity a certain type of force and this precipitates a point of crisis; it brings about the next great revolution which will lead mankind on to new experience, and to the revelation of the divinity which it is the destiny of man to reveal.2 From here the line of energy makes a similar descent through the love petals of the causal body of man, through the astral body to the heart chakra on the second etheric plane, to the chakras on the fourth ether and thence to the physical body via the glands. This is the true â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;current of healingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; which brings the principle of cosmic buddhi all the way onto the physical plane where it finds eventually, at the heart of every atom, surprise surprise, cosmic buddhi. This is the equivalent to the energy from the monad finding, via the Love aspect of its expression, buddhi, the kundalini energy lying buried at the base of the spine. All is one Spirit/Matter but now, that unalterable fact has become realised within the consciousness of all those lives through which the energy passes. It is not so much that 43
cosmic buddhi is brought to the physical plane—it already exists there and is in fact the foundation of all existence in the three lower cosmic planes. It already forms the inherent Life of all that is found there. It is when this is consciously realised however, that consciousness can bring the highest and lowest together in full realisation of their essential unity. Cosmic buddhi and an atom, are essentially the One Life, and as an inevitable result of that realisation the whole of creation will eventually be consumed in this one great fire— the fire of Agni which is the sumtotal of all the Solar Logoic life in the three cosmic planes of manifestation. To sum up the development in the Eternal Now of the three solar systems through which the Solar Logos is taking the Third cosmic Initiation and thus fusing the Logoic triad with the Logoic personality: • In the first system the energy of cosmic manas was brought into contact with the cosmic physical plane through the planetary logoi who have now become the five Kumaras. Their combined expression has a marked effect on the fifth and third planes of the cosmic physical plane and is synthesised on the atmic plane. • In the second system the energy of cosmic buddhi is being used to master the cosmic astral plane via the planetary logoi of this system. That mastery will eventually be expressed through the monadic plane and the human Hierarchy on all the schemes. The expression of this system is primarily on the fourth and second planes, with a resonant effect upon the sixth or astral plane. The synthetic expression on the cosmic physical plane is via the second or monadic plane. • In the third system the energy of cosmic manas is being used to master and condition the cosmic mental plane, where the planetary logoi of that system will then be 44
polarised. That mastery will be expressed upon the cosmic physical plane via the first and seventh subplanes. It will result in the bringing together of the highest and the lowest, with the subsequent rising of Logoic kundalini, to be synthesised on the logoic plane. Thus the solar monad works through the solar triad to bring the Will of the Cosmic Logos (of which our Solar Logos is a constituent part) into expression upon the physical plane of this solar system. It will be remembered that man, at the Second Initiation, receives energy direct from the monad—it is this energy of Will which allows him to master once and for all that most troublesome of bodies, the desire body. The reason for giving out this teaching is to prepare mankind for the planetary equivalent of this event. The Love aspect of the solar monad will be brought into direct relationship with our Planetary Logos polarised on the cosmic astral plane. That energy will be stepped down in a four-fold manner, as described above, through the ashrams on the monadic plane and the ashrams on the buddhic plane. The inflow of this energy is what will result in the liberation of vast numbers of the human kingdom from their causal bodies on the higher mental plane, and result in the Fourth Creative Hierarchy becoming ‘radioactive’ within the solar system. This process will reach a culmination at the Judgement Day in the fifth round. Of course, as is apparent in the microcosm, man, initiation is the result of persistent effort over long cycles of time within the eternal now of the soul’s fixed design, whether it be a human soul or a solar soul. Hence the value of humanity understanding the process when it can, in its higher reaches, be trusted to intelligently cooperate. 45
The symbols of the seven Creative Hierarchies now in manifestation are all enclosed in a circle denoting limitation and the circumscribing of the Life. All these hierarchies are Sons of Desire, and are paramountly an expression of the desire for manifested life of the solar Logos. They receive their primary impulse from the cosmic astral plane. They are also the expression of a vibration emanating from the second row of petals in the logoic Lotus on the cosmic mental plane. They are, therefore, one and all an expression of His love nature, and it is for this reason that buddhi is found at the heart of the tiniest atom, or what we call in this system, electric fire. For the positive central life of every form is but an expression of cosmic buddhi, and the downpouring of a love which has its source in the Heart of the Solar Logos; this is itself an emanating principle from the ONE ABOVE OUR LOGOS, HE OF WHOM NAUGHT MAY BE SAID.3 With this overview in mind we may continue by postulating the following four statements about the fourth Quality of deity: • It is related to the Fourth cosmic Path, the path to Sirius and to the Sirian Law of Freedom. • It is a synthetic expression of the combined life of Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity and it is related to the coming Avatar of Synthesis. • Being the fourth Revelation it is related to the Fourth Ray, the Fourth Initiation, the dawning fourth Fundamental and the fourth Law of the Soul, the Law of Repulse. 46
â&#x20AC;˘ Apart from its impact upon the fourth kingdom, the human, it will have profound effects upon the mineral kingdom and the physical plane.
The Keynote of Freedom May 30 2001 • • • •
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Keynote of Keynote of Keynote of Keynote of Freedom
the the the the
personality is Intelligence soul is Love monad is Will triangle of monad/soul/personality is
Each keynote is hidden as a secret source within the heart and head of the lesser system. The heart of the personality is the emotional body which knows itself as desire and inherently seeks love but does not know that it IS Love. The head of the personality is the mind, and on the plane abstract mind is the causal body—the seat and source of the Love principle operating in the lower three worlds. The heart of the triad is buddhi which knows itself as Love and seeks Will but does not yet know itself AS Will. The ‘head’ of the triad/soul is atma where the Fifth Degree initiates or Masters direct the work of the Hierarchy. Atma is the seat and source of spiritual Will operating in the three worlds of the triad. The heart of the monad is the monadic plane which knows itself as Will and seeks Freedom but does not yet know itself AS Freedom. The ‘head’ of the three-fold monadic system is on the three higher subplanes of the logoic plane. Logos is the seat and source of the principle of Freedom operating in the cosmic physical plane. Freedom could be said to be the birthright of the monad, just as Will is the birthright of the soul and Love is the birthright of the personality. The idea of ‘birthright’ is valid because it is the greater which gives the lesser its 49
‘seed’ or ‘birth’. The ‘personality’ is formed as a result of individualisation and the ahamkara principle bestowed by the soul. Thus when a personality is confronted with its innermost core, it discovers Love at its very source. The soul is built around the ‘jewel in the lotus’. This jewel is the seed or germ of sacrificial Will that comes from the monad. Thus when a soul is confronted with its innermost unfoldment, it finds that it is indeed nothing but Will. At the centre of the monadic life is a vacuum, a kind of blackhole or emptiness which is both the ‘seed’ of Freedom as well as the gateway out of the cosmic physical plane altogether. For those who choose the path of Earth Service, this gateway becomes not an exit point, but an entry point for extra-planetary energies to flow into the Earth Scheme. It is at the Sixth Initiation that a monad exercises its ‘free will’ in choosing a cosmic Path to follow. Of course a monad is not ‘free’ to leave until it has abstracted those parts of itself which have entered into incarnation within the lower worlds. The soul must abstract itself from the three worlds and the monad must then abstract the essence of the soul. All monadic energies then coalesce into their centre, and that centre is found to be a choice, freely undertaken, to serve the purpose of the Planetary Logos. At this monadic ‘point of choice’ a new decision can be taken to extend the period of service or to abstract the monadic essence to another sphere of service. Thus Freedom forms the very core of a human monad, and therefore the core of a human being. Under Leo we make three great declarations4: • • • • 50
I Am—the keynote of the personality. I Am That—the keynote of the soul. I Am That Am I—the keynote of the monad. I Am NOT—the keynote of the monadic essence—Freedom.
It is on the logoic plane ruled by the Hierarchy of Leo, that the Ninth Initiation is taken by those who choose to stay in Earth Service until they have mastered the highest subplane of the cosmic physical (an undertaking which really belongs for the majority of monads to the third solar system). This Initiation is called the Initiation of Refusal. What is refused here is Being itself. The monad is ‘Be-ness’. It is the ‘I Am’ of Spirit declaring itself in incarnation. ‘I Am Not’ is the refusal of Being in favour of Not Being. Of course the experience of this is far ahead of us. We have first to experience the Beingness or “Life more abundant”5 which lies in the willful sacrificial heart of the soul, let alone the ‘Not Being’ which lies in the heart of the monad. Yet conceptually it is powerful to know that that which we seek as the source of all Life is itself a gateway to a Death or an abstraction beyond our comprehension. At the ninth Initiation of Refusal, the revelation presented to the Master concerns the nature of Being and of existence. There is naught I can say to you which could be in any way explanatory of Being, for Being is related to THAT which creates, to the universal point of planetary or solar Life which is, and has ever been, responsible for the life of all forms from the greatest manifestation to the smallest. When that revelation is accorded to the initiate, he for the first time receives his initial contact with what is called in the occult and esoteric books “the Central Spiritual Sun.” He realises for himself that those words concern a basic fact and are related to the purpose of the solar system, just as “the Heart of the Sun” revealed to him the quality of the solar system. When it is realised that our planetary purpose is mysteriously related to the revelation of love upon our little planet, 51
the Earth, through the process of creation, the concept emerges that there is the probability that our planet has a unique relation to the Heart of the Sun.6
The Psychology of the Monad November 7 2001 Origin The monad must have existed by definition at the start of the manifested universe and be present at the end. The monad is a spark of the One Life, and as such is both indestructible and in a certain sense, indivisible from the One Life itself. Certainly many of the human monads currently incarnated on our Earth had experience in the previous solar system. Whether they also had experience in previous universes must lie outside our study. So to all intents and purposes the monad, in its essential life is not separate from the universal Life. What we think of when we consider the monad however, is different than this. We are taught to locate the monad on the monadic plane and see it as the ultimate source of life for our soul and our personality incarnate on Earth. This of course is true, but it is also a long way from the whole truth about the monad. From the perspective of the cosmic astral plane for example, a human monad on the monadic plane of the cosmic physical plane has ‘fallen’ into physical incarnation. It forms part of the physical incarnation of a Planetary Logos, of a Solar Logos and of a Cosmic Logos. When the monadic life is released from incarnation it follows a ‘path of return’ via the seven cosmic Paths to higher cosmic planes, and eventually finds it’s ‘home’ within the identity of a Cosmic Logos on the cosmic monadic plane. What is it then that ‘travels’ this path of monadic return? A distinction needs to be made between the monadic body upon the monadic plane and the monadic 53
‘life’ which uses that body—just as we need to make a distinction between the soul and the causal body. The use of the term ‘consciousness’ is correctly applied to the soul and to the spiritual triad. When we speak of the monad we are speaking about ‘identification’—the transfer, expansion, translation and transformation of identity. The monad forms a part of the ‘Life’ thread of the greater being in which it lives rather than the ‘Consciousness’ thread. This distinction is important. In trying to understand the psychology of the monad therefore, we must lift our sight from the development of the ‘Consciousness thread’—the antahkarana—to the development of the ‘Life thread’—the sutratma. In the microcosm man, the Consciousness thread is anchored in the soul and the Life thread in the heart. After the Third Initiation the monadic force is able to reach (at times) from the monad, via the spiritual triad, directly to and through the etheric heart centre located on the second ether. Certain ‘atoms’ of etheric matter composing the heart centre are able to respond to the monadic Life force and transmit this into their environment. We must consider this process in the macrocosm if we are to understand something of the role of the monadic life in this vast entity. The human monad forms part of one of the centres of a Heavenly Man. The Heavenly Man forms part of a Grand Heavenly Man, a Solar Logos. A Solar Logos forms part of a Cosmic Logos. It is the capacity of the monad for ‘identification’ which will make possible the transfer of energy from a Cosmic Logos on his own plane, the cosmic monadic, to his heart chakra on the systemic monadic plane. This sentence is worthy of your deep consideration. Let me give you an example in the microcosm. An etheric chakra is composed of three types of substance, each 54
of which is responsive to three different types of energy. The outer ‘ring’ of the chakra is responsive to personality energy, the middle ‘ring’ to soul energy and the inner ‘ring’ to monadic energy. A Heart Chakra Personality ring Soul ring Monadic ring
If we apply the same model on the cosmic planes we can see that the ‘heart’ centre of a Cosmic Logos is also composed of three different types of cosmic etheric substance, responsive to three different types of energies through three different ‘identifications’: A Cosmic Heart Chakra Planetary Identity Solar Identity Cosmic Identity
In the same way that the causal body is three-fold, the monad also carries within it the capacity for three 55
different types of ‘identification’. The cosmic sutratma is built in ‘Life’ as a result of the alignment between the wills of three interrelated identities. In the microcosm, the will of the monad, soul and personality are aligned. In the macrocosm the will of the Planetary Logos, Solar Logos and Cosmic Logos are aligned. It is this fact that is behind the statement that the human kingdom is meant to serve as an outpost of light within the universe. It is a cosmic light that is referred to, and this ‘light’ will be seen when the lesser two lights have been well established. As you might expect, there is a relationship between the first three subplanes of the monadic plane, the three types of monad, and the three rings of the cosmic chakra. Third Ray monads are particularly responsive to the will of the Planetary Logos and were particularly active in the first solar system and on the Moon Chain within this scheme. We must remember that this planet is not a sacred planet and is in fact known as a ‘divine rebel’. This means that there is a misalignment between the will of the Planetary Logos and that of the Solar Logos. The Planetary Logos is taking the Second cosmic Initiation, seeking to master his astral body and bring his activities into alignment with the will of the soul. This misalignment expresses itself in the struggle of purpose and direction between what we call ‘Moon Chain egos’ and ‘Earth humanity’. We are seeing the struggle between the Third and Second Rays—the rays of the Earth’s personality and soul. We are further told that the aim of our Planetary Logos is to carry some part of the will of the Solar Logos into physical expression, and this he is scheduled to accomplish in the next solar system. The Solar Logos is taking the Third cosmic Initiation. At this Initiation the energies of the personality and the 56
soul are fused and a conscious rapport is established with the monad. The monad of the Solar Logos is the Cosmic Logos. Therefore we might imagine a time within the third system when the planetary will, the solar will and the Cosmic Logoic will are all brought into alignment. What will then be revealed? The analogy in the microcosm is the alignment of personality, soul and monadic will. This releases “Life more abundant”.7 On the planet the alignment is between Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity. When the energy in this triangle circulates we have the appearance of the ‘Saving Force’ wielded by the Lords of Liberation. What the cosmic equivalent to this ‘Saving Force’ is we have no idea. In the human system, the alignment between the ‘three wills’ releases buddhi in full measure as the “Life more abundant” through the personality. On the planetary level, the alignment of the ‘three wills’ releases ‘cosmic buddhi’ as the ‘Saving Force’. This is the revelation of the fourth Quality of deity that lies behind the Qualities of Intelligence, Love and Will already recognised. In a cosmic sense, might the energy released be a ‘universal buddhi’ coming from galactic heavenly men which have cosmic logoi serving as their heart chakra?
Avatars June 13 2001 The so-called soul on the mental plane is merely the wrapping of the buddhic entity in ahamkaric matter. The surrender of the ‘identity’ is the way in which the mental matter is released and the soul returns into its group identification within the ashram upon the buddhic plane. Your separate identity is only an illusion created by the operation of the Law of Fixation upon the mental plane. When you allow the Law of Magnetic Control to be more powerful it ‘pulls the soul free’ into buddhi through bringing the lower aspect of manas upon the mental plane into relationship with its higher aspect upon the atmic plane. These two aspects of manas bring the intelligent identities of two beings into relationship with each other— that of the human unit and that of the Heavenly Man of which he is a part. The Heavenly Man on the monadic plane expresses his identity on the atmic, just as the human Hierarchy on the buddhic plane expresses—or should I say, experiences—its identity upon the mental plane. And the human personality, centred in the astral plane, expresses itself on the physical. In this second solar system the alignment between the second, fourth and sixth planes brings these three entities into direct relationship, and the result of that relationship brings the atmic, mental and physical planes into alignment so that the creative Plan of the Heavenly Man is eventually expressed upon the physical plane. Let me give you some simple examples. In the human personality first. A man develops the idea that he wants to accomplish something—let’s say climb a mountain. 59
This idea must be something that the emotional self is enthusiastic about, else it will never manifest. Once there is the desire however, the physical body is put in motion and if the desire is strong enough it will support the body to exceed its normal capacities—both in training for the event and also during the ascent itself. This forcing process results in a form of ‘initiation’ for the cells within the physical body as they have increasingly large amounts of ‘higher’ energy flowing through them. Similarly within the triad, when the soul has a purpose, emanating from the atmic plane, it must gather the necessary energies upon the buddhic plane and then express them through the mental. The process of expressing that purpose through the causal body is what creates the burning of the causal body. That fire generates the ‘enlightenment’ of the mind and is the source eventually of the ‘ideas’ which the human manifests upon the physical plane. The same process happens on higher levels—the solar purpose is contacted upon the logoic plane, cohered on the monadic plane and expressed through the atmic. This expression generates the energy which the soul experiences as purpose and then expresses upon the mental plane. This expression generates the energy (ideas) which the personality experiences as purpose and endeavours to carry out upon the physical plane. Alignment through all these planes eventually results in the solar Will being anchored and expressed upon the physical plane on this planet. There you have a succinct expression of the underlying process which the Lord of the World is trying to carry out. If you take the process on to cosmic planes you will see that our Solar Logos is trying to achieve the Third Initiation, while our Planetary Logos is reaching for the Second. We might translate this as follows: The Solar Logos 60
is endeavouring to fuse the energies of soul and personality and to thereby carry the will of his soul (aligned with the Sirian will) into expression through his personality—Agni and the planetary schemes expressing on the cosmic mental, astral and physical planes. At the Third Initiation this Will energy must reach the base chakra and awaken the solar kundalini. The work of our Planetary Logos is to take the Second cosmic Initiation. He is attempting to Master the energies of the cosmic astral plane so that he is able to transmit the will of his soul—the Solar Logos—without distortion and inversion onto the cosmic physical plane. Thus we have an alignment of three wills upon cosmic planes—The Sirian Logos, The Solar Logos and the Planetary Logos. These wills have their expression upon the first three subplanes of the cosmic physical: The logoic plane, monadic plane and atmic plane. Once these three wills have achieved the necessary alignment and interplay, something far greater will be revealed through their synthetic relationship, in the same way that the human soul is revealed through the integrated personality. This is the cosmic revelation that will make of this planet a ‘magnetic centre’ in the universe.
June 6 2001 At this time of the Gemini full Moon I want to give information about the Christ and his relationship to the Avatar of Synthesis. In this system it is the Second Ray which is synthetic. The system must be synthesised by and through Love, and hence the role of the World Saviour. The Love aspect must be strengthened by the Will however, if synthesis is to take place. Not only must he ‘love all’ but he must draw all towards synthetic Purpose. He must lift all unto the Father. This statement “I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me” is one of the most significant in the Bible, linking as it does, Love and Will.8 Consciousness must fully permeate matter and then arise and return to the source. Christ has therefore a role to play that is more significant than has been realised to date. He must open himself to the inflowing energies from the Avatar, while at the same time externalising through the Hierarchy. His consciousness is being liberated from the whole cosmic physical plane, at the same time as fully externalising on the lowest of the physical planes. In this is the true mystery of the ‘highest and the lowest’ and the ‘last shall be first and the first last’. True mastery of a cosmic plane means that all matter on that plane must be permeated. I have said elsewhere that there are several types of initiation. Relative mastery of a plane is established when the consciousness is shifted from the lower four subplanes to a higher three. Initiation is taken then on the third subplane when twothirds of the matter of the plane has been mastered. Twothirds is the ratio which symbolises the mastery of the Second Aspect over the Third. This is why a Master is one who has taken the Fifth Initiation and is functioning upon the atmic plane. 62
There is another type of initiation however, which marks the mastery of a whole plane. This requires that ALL the matter of the subplanes is mastered. Herein lies the difference between ‘freedom from a plane’ and ‘mastery of a plane’. The first type of mastery, which involves freedom is obtained by the consciousness struggling to liberate itself. Once liberated however, under the very principle of achieved freedom, the entity may choose to remain ‘confined’ within the ring-pass-not through which it has just broken, until ALL the matter within that sphere has been mastered. It is such a decision which gives our Planetary Logos the appellation “the Great Sacrifice”.9 The human Hierarchy is the Fourth, and is to be found functioning upon the buddhic plane. The initiations of the threshold are primarily about ‘freeing’ the consciousness of this Hierarchy from its misidentification with the lower planes and states of matter. At the First Initiation the consciousness is freed from identification with form, at the Second from the emotions, and the Third from the mind. This re-centres the identity on the buddhic plane and results in relative mastery of the lower planes—ie. the mastery that results from the liberation of the consciousness. The clue to the seventh initiation which lies ahead for such high Beings as the Christ would be of no service to you at all. The clue to the initiation of the Transfiguration can be of importance, as it involves the personality, and many of you in the not so distant future (from the angle of the aeonial life cycle of the soul) will face that. The secret of the third initiation is the demonstration of complete freedom from the claims and demands of the personality. It does not involve the achievement of a completely perfect expression of the spiritual life, but it does indicate that the service of the initiate and his 63
life demonstration—regarded in a broad and general way, from the angle of the life-tendency and of entire dedication to humanity—remains untouched by the limitations, still existent, of the personal lower self.10 There is still unredeemed matter in the lower bodies however. This matter is redeemed sequentially. Once the human Hierarchy is able to stabilise its consciousness on the atmic plane, the result is mastery of the unredeemed matter on the mental plane. The reabsorption of consciousness into the identity upon the monadic plane (note the wording) results in Mastery of the astral plane; and finally, the shattering of the monadic identity that occurs when the energy of the logoic plane is brought into play, allows for the Mastery of the physical plane resulting in the ‘burning up of dense matter’. The nuclear explosions were a small example of this energy, released through fission. Fusion is the release of this energy through a Second Ray process and a ‘sun’ is an example of this process in full expression. The reappearance of the Christ upon the physical plane therefore (using the vestures of the Buddha) is the result of events upon the logoic plane of the cosmic physical. The Avatar of Synthesis is a being who has achieved Mastery over ALL the subplanes of the cosmic physical plane. It is the merging of his radiation with that of the Christ which will enable this event to take place. It must be done through the Christ, as in this second solar system the monadic plane is the high point of achievement, just as in the last the atmic plane represented the high point, and in the next solar system the radiation from the logoic plane will permeate the whole of the cosmic physical plane without being stepped down through the energies of the monadic plane. 64
Our modern civilisation today (under the hammer of the destroyer aspect) is being changed; old things are passing away, having served their purpose. The new thing is not yet noted or appreciated, though already present. The work of preparation for the planting of the germ or seed of the divine will on Earth is nearly over; when the Hierarchy is externalised, and men as a whole recognise the position on Earth of the Christ and of His church “invisible” (the union of all souls made perfect, which is a true description of the Hierarchy), then—in a manner unforeseen by humanity—Shamballa will assume control, and from the Council Chamber of Sanat Kumara will issue forth the Sower of the seed; He will sow it within the ground prepared by humanity, and thus the future is assured, not for the planetary Logos alone, but for that greater Whole in which our planet plays its little part. That moment lies ahead in the civilisation which shall be, and in the next great race which will emerge out of all our modern races and nations, the sowing will take place. The next race will be a fusion of the whole, and a world-wide recognition of the One Humanity is an essential prerequisite of the sowing. It is the creation of this universal recognition which will be one of the major tasks of the reappearing Christ and His attendant Hierarchy. When the “little wills of men” are beginning to respond on a measurably large scale to the greater Will of the divine Life, then the major task of Shamballa will become possible…11 But in the last analysis, human progress is purely relative and incidental. The factor of supreme importance is the ability of the planetary Logos to carry out His primary intention and bring His “project” to a sound 65
consummation, thus fulfilling the task given to Him by His great superior, the Solar Logos. The eighth and the ninth initiations (of which neither you nor I can know practically anything) relate to the initiations of those methods and techniques whereby the “seed of will,” which will later flower into the third solar system, can be nurtured and fostered and its growth promoted. This nurturing and fostering will be the task of a group of Masters (to be developed in the next major race) Who, at the Initiation of Decision, the sixth initiation, will dedicate Themselves, as a group, to the Path of Earth Service. They will specifically and with full enlightenment pledge Themselves to the promotion of Sanat Kumara’s project. With this our present group of Masters are not specifically concerned; Their task is the application of the evolutionary process with a view to the preparation of the field of the world for the future divine sowing.12
August 22 2001 For the soul to work through a lower centre it must have no attachments to the energies of the centre or the plane that the centre is accessing. This is related to the doctrine of avatars. An avatar has nothing to learn from the environment in which he makes his appearance. Nor is he manifesting under karmic obligation. There is naught in him that resonates or ‘relates’ to the environment in which he finds himself. There is no RELATIONSHIP in the sense of an ‘interplay’. An avatar is merely the embodiment of a principle. He can only appear when a system has reached the stage where it is ready to respond to the principle which he is embodying. The system slowly learns to relate to the principle through being unable to relate to he who embodies that principle! It is like a strange new inert metal appearing. Scientists try everything they can to test the properties of this metal. Chemical reactions, intense heat, pressure. Finally they put it to the test of the ultimate power they know—a nuclear explosion—and still not a scratch. And right here, where the scientists give up, the new metal, as an avatar, begins to reveal something. Just by its appearance it has opened a crack of not-knowing in the consciousness of the scientists. They become intensely aware of the presence of mystery, of properties heretofore unknown to them, of possibilities unimagined. This is the function of an avatar—not to teach through engagement, through learning the language of the local system or trying in any way to influence that system. Merely to become present in one system while embodying a principle which transcends those which are currently operating within the system of appearance. An inert catalyst. 67
An avatar from Capricorn makes his appearance once in every scheme—in the third round in the third chain—and will remain until the fifth round in this the fourth chain. An avatar from Sirius appears at the initiation of a Solar Logos. The only thing an avatar could be said to be ‘learning’ from his mission is the capacity to ‘sustain at a distance’. An example would be of a person in a city listening for a bell ringing in the central cathedral. The further away from the city centre he is, the more he must strain to catch the notes. The more he must endeavour to tune out and be unaffected by the local noise occurring in the suburb in which he finds himself. Sirius is like the bell in the central cathedral and the avatar is in the suburb of the local system. Thus there are three distinct forms of teaching: • The Third Aspect teaching is by those who work with you and are perhaps a little further along the path. They are able to relate directly, almost horizontally, in that they have recently experienced the challenges which you face and are able to give direct practical assistance. This is summed up by the word Intelligence and corresponds to the personality. • The Second Aspect teaching is illustrated in the concept of a boddhisattva: A liberated being choosing to limit himself for the sake of lesser unliberated lives. This is a more vertical relationship and one that occurs primarily in consciousness and may have no outer personality form. However it is a ‘personal’ relationship in that the helping of the lesser lives is the ‘primary’ focus and motivation of the sacrificing consciousness. It is the Christ principle and summed up by the word Love and corresponds to the soul. • The First Aspect teaching has little to do with relationship at all and for this reason leads out of the realm 68
of consciousness into ‘Life’ itself. There is no intended effect of one consciousness upon another (or others). The purpose is not ‘relational’ and therefore the teaching occurs as a by-product of the interaction rather than as an intended outcome. The ‘teacher’ is focusing all his attention upon a principle and the only way for others to relate to him is for them to begin to relate to that principle too. This is not really a relationship however but ‘identification’, the sharing in the Life of a principle. This type of teaching is ‘avataric’, is summed up by the word Purpose and corresponds to the monad. This latter teaching is, in effect, the refusal to relate to anything within a system. It is the aspect of the Will which leads to abstraction. The planets Pluto, Vulcan and Earth all manifest a different aspect of the Will. Pluto has a First Ray personality which leads to the destruction of that which limits form expression. Vulcan has a First Ray soul which leads to the destruction of that which limits the expression of consciousness (leading to the destruction of the causal body). Earth has a First Ray monad which leads to the destruction of all that limits ‘Life’ expression (leading perhaps to the destruction of the atmic body) and the liberation of the monad onto the cosmic paths. In this way Pluto relates to the Second Initiation, Vulcan to the Fourth and Earth to the Sixth. Their combined influence may be required to take the Ninth Initiation, ‘the Refusal’. This line of thought may help to understand the placement of the Earth in the astrological chart as the monadic point in opposition to the Sun. In addition, if Earth is to form the germ of Will for the next solar system, its monadic influence upon the incarnating lives of other schemes must be carefully considered. As the personality when balanced reveals the soul, and the spiritual triad 69
reveals the monad, what will the synthesis of the three higher planes reveal? What new revelation of deity will appear as the central eye in the triangle of Vulcan, Earth and Pluto? What is the Freedom which willful focus upon Purpose eventually brings?
The Seventh Purpose of Deity March 6 2002 The Seventh Purpose and Light Supernal The Seventh Purpose of Deity—the manifestation of the Will on the physical plane through the conditioning rhythmic impact of the Plan. I have said that we are at a unique time in the history of the Fifth Rootrace. This is the seventh time that the energy of the Seventh Ray has coincided with the energy of Aquarius, making possible the breaking forth of Light Supernal upon the physical plane. Light Supernal is the blended light of the seven Rays coming together through the agency of the Seventh Ray. The origin of Light Supernal is the atmic plane and this is because it is on the atmic plane where the energies of the First, Second and Third Aspects blend creatively to produce the Plan. The Plan is the most efficient combination in time and space of the first three Aspects of deity. It is in effect, as much of the Purpose of deity as can be lovingly and intelligently carried out in any cycle. At the completion of a cycle the Plan is reviewed and accelerated or slowed according to the progress made on the lower five planes. Atma then is the ‘manifesting purpose’ of deity as distinct from the ‘abstracting purpose’, and this is expressed in the Third Ray formula—“PURPOSE ITSELF AM I”.13 Atma ‘embodies’ Purpose through identification and then applies that Purpose through the rhythmic application of energy in the five worlds. When this Purpose, embodied by the Third Ray is able to be carried out upon the seventh plane, then ‘Light Supernal’ is known upon Earth. Aquarius is the ruler of the seventh plane and thus when the Seventh Ray and 71
Aquarius combine, a double potency is created which is focused on the lowest of the seven planes. If we examine this process upon cosmic levels, we find that cosmic atma is endeavouring to express upon the cosmic physical plane. This energy is stepped down via the sacrifice petals of the Solar Logoic lotus, transmitted via the sacrifice petals of the Planetary Logos and enters the cosmic physical plane via Shamballa, the head centre of our planet. This ‘conditioned’ cosmic Will is then passed from the Chohans to the Masters whose job it is to formulate the Plan—incorporating as much of that Will as is possible considering the state of evolution on the planet. The Solar Logos is preparing for the Third cosmic Initiation and so he is able to express a significant amount of cosmic Will via the sacrifice petals. This will reach full power in the next solar system where that initiation will take place and the Will of the solar triad will be perfectly expressed throughout his system, completing his ‘masterpiece’. In this second system, cosmic buddhi flowing through the logoic love petals is paramount. Nevertheless, the Masters are being trained to respond to the cycles of Will in order to more fully express the Love nature of the Logos. Such a cycle is currently upon us. The Shamballic Impact has enabled Hierarchy to use the energy of the Will to clear the way for Love. This Love will be expressed upon the physical plane as the externalisation of the Hierarchy. This externalisation will then allow for the Plan to be made manifest through the structures of human society. In this system, Love forms an essential part of the Plan—in fact we could say that the Plan is Love—the expression of cosmic buddhi via the love petals of the Logos, stepped down through the astral body of our Planetary Logos (as he takes the Second 72
cosmic Initiation), stepped down through the planetary Hierarchy upon the triadal planes and expressed— either by overshadowing disciples or by taking physical incarnation. The keynote then of the current cycle for all disciples and initiates seeking to cooperate with the Plan is this ‘sacrifice for love’. The Will aspect must be contacted and expressed, but it must be expressed in such a way that it serves the dominant note of the cycle—Love. This Love is not a sentiment but the experience and expression of an intelligent coherent brotherhood resulting in the externalisation of the ashrams—those centres where the archetypal relationship between souls is held by the Fifth Degree initiates whose job it is to implement the Plan. Thus the Seventh Ray and Aquarius together inaugurate the age of the ‘externalised ashram’. At the centre of the ashram, it is the Master who distributes ‘Light Supernal’. The Moon is the hierarchical ruler of Aquarius and we should consider the Moon as veiling Vulcan, Neptune and Uranus. When the Moon veils Vulcan, the emphasis is upon the lowest three subplanes of the physical plane, either systemically or cosmically considered. The lunar elemental lives must be ‘beaten into shape’ on the anvil of the blacksmith. When the Moon veils Neptune, the emphasis is upon the middle three subplanes. This is the triad when considering the cosmic physical plane and the lowest two ethers and the gaseous subplane when considering the physical plane. Neptune veils the mystery of Makara and brings in the relationship with Cancer, the Fifth Hierarchy on the verge of liberation. Through Cancer the Third and Seventh Ray energies are related. What they lack is the First Ray which is added in Capricorn. This First Ray energy of ‘abstracting purpose’ is brought into the five worlds via 73
Venus, the Fifth Ray and the causal bodies upon the fifth plane, the mental. When the Moon veils Uranus, the emphasis is upon the higher three subplanes, the first three ethers. Here the electrical energies of the Will are passed through the etheric body and provide a storehouse of energy, a reservoir which can be used gradually to condition the lives in the lower five subplanes. If we apply this to the whole cosmic physical plane we have Shamballa using the energy of Uranus to create a storehouse of Light Supernal upon the atmic plane. Hierarchy, utilising the redemptive energies of Neptune, take this Light Supernal and step it down through the ashrams upon the buddhic plane to the causal bodies of disciples and initiates in physical incarnation. These manifested Hierarchical workers must use Vulcan to shape life in the three worlds according to the Plan that is registered in their consciousness.
March 19 2003 The Seventh Purpose of Sanat Kumara The final phase of the divine purpose is the most difficult of all to indicate, and when I say indicate I mean exactly that, and nothing more definite and clear. Does it mean anything to you when I say that the ceremonial ritual of the daily life of Sanat Kumara, implemented by music and sound and carried on the waves of colour which break upon the shores of the three worlds of human evolution, reveal—in the clearest notes and tones and shades—the deepest secret behind His purpose? It scarcely makes sense to you and is dismissed as a piece of symbolic writing used by me in order to convey the unconveyable. Yet I am not here writing in symbols, but am making an exact statement of fact. As beauty in any of its greater forms breaks upon the human consciousness, a dim sense is thereby conveyed of the ritual of Sanat Kumara’s daily living. More I cannot say.14 We are so used to viewing divinity as something that pertains to the higher planes of the solar system. We have charts that show the ‘higher planes’ of the triad and of the monad. We know that the three worlds of human evolution are not a ‘principle’, and lie beneath the consciousness of deity. In the Sixth Ray age our striving was to break our consciousness free of the lower planes—to release ourselves from identification with form so that we could ‘remember ourselves’ as soul or pure consciousness. In the Seventh Ray age the soul begins to notice the spirituality of matter, the divinity of form—finding the deepest secret of the purpose of Sanat Kumara hidden in the last place that we might expect to find it, the body of his manifestation. 75
The Planetary Logos is taking the Second cosmic Initiation while the Solar Logos is taking the Third. The council chamber at Shamballa is the place where the Will of the Solar Logos is imposed upon the will of the Planetary Logos and we know that Sanat Kumara is a disciple of the Solar Logos whose work it is to anchor a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;seed of solar Willâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in this second solar system which will form the nucleus of the Third or Will system. When a human being takes the Third Initiation, the kundalini energy at the base of the spine is awakened through the spiritual will which flows from the monad through the atmic level of the triad, the inner petals of the lotus and from thence to the etheric body, through the crown chakra directly to the base. Some clue as to the role of the planetary scheme within the solar scheme may be thought through here, and when it is realised that the first plane of our system is the distributing point for the seventh plane of the cosmic system, some touch of Light Supernal may come. One of the difficulties that the Hierarchy has in planning the externalisation is the lack of ability to react to life in the three worlds. No part of their nature responds to the flow of forces within the three worlds, so they must necessarily work through disciples who do have responsiveness to these forces but are also responsive to the energies pouring in though the triad, where Hierarchy works. These Hierarchical energies are flowing into the abstract mental plane of humanity and are gradually beginning to control the concrete mental plane as well. It is this battle upon the fifth plane of mind that reached its peak in this fifth subrace of the Fifth Rootrace and is a forerunner of the Judgement day in the fifth round. 76
This inflow of planetary triadal energies is ‘changing the mind’ of the dominant personality of the human race by reorienting the mind to the reality of spiritual energies and principles. In order for this mind change to be effective in changing the behaviour of humanity however, the energies from the causal bodies of disciples must be able to reach down through the concrete mental, the astral and the etheric bodies without distortion. This takes place through the process of the First, Second and Third Initiations, and it with this aim in mind that the schools of initiation are being established. We know that when the age of Aquarius coincides with the Seventh Ray cycle then a peculiar event can happen—Light Supernal is known on the physical plane. We are at the beginning of the seventh such coincidence in the Fifth Rootrace. Aquarius brings in the Fifth Ray and thus allows for the expression of the energies of the fifth plane upon the seventh through the Seventh Ray. The thoughtform created by men upon the mental plane will be precipitated upon the physical plane. This is why it is so important that the soul controls the mental plane. It was during the Second World War that this battle was fought and we know that the decision to fight it upon the physical plane meant that it became inevitable for the Christ to manifest in physical form. Why is this so? When we ‘act out’ our inner thought-life, either for good or ill, a channel of connection is made between the mental and etheric planes. This channel is then controlled by the forces of light (the soul) or the forces of materiality (the uninfused personality controlled by lower desires and survival fears). If a man has a soul-inspired thought to donate money to a cause and carries that into action, the result is soul 77
energy directed onto the physical plane. If a man has a fear-inspired thought to steal from others and carries it out, the result is the increased control of the physical plane by the unredeemed personality. In both cases the ‘split’ between mind and action is overcome, but with different results. On the planet at the moment, the mind of humanity is increasingly inspired, while the hand of humanity is still ‘clutching the wallet’ due to the patterns long established through personality control. The Fifth Ray is the ray of esoteric psychology, and the last one hundred years have seen great leaps forward in man’s capacity to ‘see’ into his lower nature. This ‘seeing’ creates the channel for soul energy to flow into and redeem the form. If we could but see it, the reappearance of the Christ is a great act of divine esoteric psychology undertaken by the Lord of the World under the impress of the Planetary Logos and in turn the Solar Logos. Sending the ‘son’ into matter to be crucified by the world is a symbol of sending the light of the soul into our own lower nature. We send in light, which is at first rejected by the forces in the lower nature which are driven by fear and desire. The entry into matter by the soul results in ‘information’—the soul learns through the process of its crucifixion what the core issue is in the lower nature. By ‘seeing’ into it the soul understands the problem more fully. Once this understanding occurs, the soul connects more deeply with the monad, the source of Will, and then drives forward into matter again. Christ returns to Earth, coming this time with a sword. In order for this Will to reach all the way into the etheric/physical plane however, the Seventh Ray is needed. This is the ray of rhythm, bringing down Vulcan’s hammer again and again, slowly beating the matter into the shape of the archetype of Spirit. 78
The mind can change instantly under Uranus. The patterns of behaviour established over long periods of time by mankind under the influence of an uninfused personality must be changed through rhythm, a rhythm aligned with divine Purpose. It is the work of disciples and initiates, under the inspiration of Hierarchy, to align with this rhythm in their own lives and to thereby establish it in the world. The Seventh Ray is synthetic, as are the First and the Second. Synthesis is the power to bring all things into relationship with each other. On any Sunday—a First Ray day—one man goes to church, another gets drunk in front of the television, another climbs a mountain. All are ‘abstracting to Spirit’ in the way in which their consciousness responds to it. Their behaviours may be very different, but there is something synthetic in the underlying impulse. It is this deep purpose that is hidden in the rhythms and cycles of the Purpose of deity as he shapes our world with his pattern of impression. It is said that on the Sun, the White Lodge and Black Lodge are seen as one. The Solar Logos holds all of the lives within his system in consciousness of his Second Ray embrace. The Planetary Logos has taken on the task of redemption of the lives that make up his form, the planet. To do this he sends his son, the representative of solar Love, over and over again rhythmically into matter, to be rejected over and over again until, at last the lives still identified with matter call him forth to stay and bring the great Revelation of solar Purpose onto the physical plane. Then Light Supernal is known on Earth.
The Human Kingdom as a Station of Light July 17 2002 The objectives can (for our purposes) be stated as four in number, but each of these is capable of re-expression in a number of ways. They simply indicate the four major goals which the Workers with the Plan have set Themselves. Let us state them succinctly, and later we can somewhat elaborate them: — 1. The first aim and the primary aim is to establish, through the medium of humanity, an outpost of the Consciousness of God in the solar system. This is a correspondence, macrocosmically understood, of the relationship existing between a Master and His group of disciples. This, if pondered on, may serve as a clue to the significance of our planetary work. 2. To found upon earth (as has already been indicated) a powerhouse of such potency and a focal point of such energy that humanity—as a whole—can be a factor in the solar system, bringing about changes and events of a unique nature in the planetary life and lives (and therefore in the system itself ) and inducing an interstellar activity. 3. To develop a station of light, through the medium of the fourth kingdom in nature, which will serve not only the planet, and not only our particular solar system, but the seven systems of which ours is one. This question of light, bound up as it is with the colours of the seven rays, is as yet an embryo science, and it would be useless for us to enlarge upon it here. 81
4. To set up a magnetic centre in the universe, in which the human kingdom and the kingdom of souls will, united or at-oned, be the point of most intense power, and which will serve the developed Lives within the radius of the radiance of the One About Whom Naught May Be Said.15 To understand this further, we need to consider that the human Hierarchy is the Fourth and has its ‘home’ or point of expression upon the buddhic plane or fourth cosmic ether. The fourth cosmic ether is the plane whereon interchange and integration occurs between the solar systemic etheric body and the physical. In order to understand this we need to look at the microcosm, man. There is a time in the development where the ‘intention’ that is held within the soul must be carried out by the man in incarnation. Leading up to the Third Initiation, the thinker in the causal body brings in the energy of atma via the sacrifice petals of the lotus and sends this energy through the crown chakra to awaken the kundalini fires in the base. The soul must now control every aspect of incarnated existence, and the final obstacle to be overcome are those forces of resistance that lie deep within the survival instincts of the body itself. The will to live as a soul must overcome the will to survive as a separated physical being. This is why the Third Degree initiate is called the “Conquerer of death”16 To so conquer, the energies of the first subplane of the mental plane, augmented with atmic energy (the creative aspect of the monadic life), must be brought into full play. The result in the life of the man is the expression of that quality which we call ‘sacrifice’. Now extend the development of the microcosm to the macrocosm. We know that the Solar Logos is preparing to take the Third cosmic Initiation. His causal body is 82
working in first subplane cosmic mental matter. This energy is being directed to the base chakra of his system which is to be found in matter of the fourth cosmic ether or on the buddhic plane. We might consider the Fourth Hierarchy of humans as ‘units of kundalini’ within the solar systemic life. Their role is to stimulate the fires in the systemic physical body until a point in evolution is reached when these fires can be lifted higher and thus begin burning through the webs in order to liberate the indwelling Life from the form. Human causal bodies are mechanisms whereby the kundalini fire of the system maybe directed into the physical body. Once that fire is withdrawn they become unnecessary and are discarded as the Fourth Hierarchy shifts its attention into the cosmic etheric body. The signal for the release of units of kundalini into the cosmic etheric, is the impact of energy that runs from the crown chakra to the base carrying solar Will. On this planet we would call this process a ‘Shamballic Impact’. In the year 2000 we had such an ‘impact’, followed by the year of Decision in 2001. The result of these two events within our planetary life has had significance within the solar system as a whole. Incarnated humans tend to view all activities from their own perspective. It may help to try and glimpse somewhat the larger view. From the point of view of units of consciousness within the solar ring-pass-not, the ‘units of solar kundalini’ released from the Earth Scheme at such times provide a stimulating and energising effect. This energising effect is purifying to the lives on other schemes as it tests and refines their alignment to solar Purpose. Just as, within Shamballa there are two groups who work together—the Registrants of Purpose and the Custodians of the Will—so within the solar life the same duality exists. 83
The release of agents of ‘solar Will’ from Earth is strictly supervised by the Custodians of Will within the ‘solar Shamballa’ as they work with the Registrants of Purpose. Thus from the point of view of the solar system, the experiment with group initiation on Earth during the Aquarian Age is a mechanism whereby units of solar kundalini can be released to energise the solar life more rapidly and powerfully than before. That this process of ‘solar fusion’ has effect upon the human civilisation that exists in the three worlds upon Earth is undeniable. This effect is barely registered however within the solar Hierarchy, just as a Master is barely aware of events in the personality world of a disciple’s life. All that a Master needs to know can be deduced from the radiation of the disciple’s causal body. Earth will become a ‘powerhouse’ within the solar systemic life as the units of the Fourth Creative Hierarchy of human souls are released more rapidly and in greater numbers. Their radiation will eventually energise the whole system as the Solar Logos takes the Third cosmic Initiation. A similar effect can be looked for at this time, and the Hierarchy is preparing itself for the taking over of much of an extra-planetary nature owing to the almost immediate availability of comparatively large numbers of the sons of man.17 To follow this analogy of humans as ‘units of kundalini’ is might be useful to consider the role of the agnichaitans within the human system. The fires of Agni operate upon all the planes, and within the three worlds we consider the agnichaitans to operate upon the systemic physical. From the cosmic perspective however, we might consider the human Hierarchy as a particular branch of 84
cosmic agnichaitans who operate upon the cosmic physical plane. Just as it is dangerous for humans to work too closely with the agnichaitans before a certain point of evolution, it is dangerous for the solar consciousness to work too closely with humans! A human being is a ‘fire’ and a fire with ‘free will’. The solar consciousness must disidentify from his system completely in order to master and direct the human fires who live in the base chakra of his system. All this is tied in with Lucifer, the Path of Earth Service and the coming of the Dragon energy in the second round. The unique quality of Earth Service is ‘sacrifice’—the giving up of conscious life in the higher spheres in order to take up station in the lowest. From one perspective this can be seen as ‘rebellion’—from another it is seen as a powerful act of love. Only those who know beyond doubt that Spirit is invincible and will eventually triumph, can take the decision to exile themselves in deepest Matter. It can be useful to give your best teacher to the class of delinquent students. The teacher will have to draw upon great reserves of patience and trust. He will need to be resourceful and have a strong will. And he will need endless compassion. His reward may be seeing some of the most rebellious students begin to harness their energy on the side of evolution and begin to make a significant contribution to the wider society in which they live. We have such a Teacher. He is the Lord of Earth and he is a direct disciple of the Solar Logos.
The Externalisaton Process August 7 2002 The theme today is that of the externalisation process. The current press forward of the inner ashrams on to the outer plane has a peculiar focus on the Seventh Ray. This is not only because this is the ray which will be conditioning the next two thousand years, but it is also because this ray has a particular connection to the First Initiation which humanity is undergoing, and also to the integration of the etheric and the physical body with the result being the control of the latter by the former. Let us take each of these three points:
The Seventh Ray Age We will not speak of the obvious changes in emphasis that are heralded by the change from the Sixth to the Seventh Ray Age except to emphasise again the change in direction of spiritual focus from abstraction to manifestation. In the Sixth Ray Age it was necessary for the energy of abstraction to work both for humanity to strengthen its connection with Hierarchy and for the Hierarchy in their turn to strengthen their connection with Shamballa. Now the tide of spiritual life has turned and a great outpouring of the Will and Purpose of God is flowing through the ashrams and out through advanced humanity into the three worlds. The result of this outflow will be the externalisation of the Hierarchy and the governance of the Third Aspect or the personality of the planet by the Second Aspect, the soul or the Hierarchy, in accordance with the Will of the Planetary Logos held in Shamballa. These are now familiar concepts and yet they are so far-reaching that 87
they will change almost every aspect of life on the planet over the next two thousand years. Not all of these changes concern humanity directly. There will, for instance, be a major impact upon the mineral kingdom and the etheric levels of the physical plane. Matter on all planes will become increasingly â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;radioactiveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or to put it more simply, matter will begin to transmit more potently the spiritual aspect and in particular the Will, because of the direct relationship between the First and the Seventh Rays. With respect to the externalisation of the Ashrams, this connection between the Seventh and First Rays is again apparent in the connection between the coming Seventh Ray Avatar and the Avatar of Synthesis. It is the Seventh Ray Avatar that will bring the energy of synthesis onto the physical plane itself, resulting in the externalisation again of the Mystery schools. The peculiar aspect of electrical stimulation which is necessary for initiation can once again be applied on the outer plane. Next century, when the seventh ray has achieved complete manifestation and the Piscean influence is entirely removed, the seventh ray Avatar will appear. His work will demonstrate the law, order and rhythm of the creative process as it works out on the physical plane, blending spirit and matter. And as this ray is called the Ray of Ceremonial Order or Ritual, He will be largely instrumental in producing those conditions which will permit of the reappearance upon Earth of the Mysteries of Initiation, of which the Hierarchy is the custodian. He is necessarily connected with the Great White Lodge on Sirius.18 Secondly, I referred earlier to the work of the seventh ray in connection with the phenomena of electricity, through which the solar system is coordinated and 88
vitalised. There is an aspect of electrical phenomena which produces cohesion, just as there is an aspect which produces light. This has not yet been recognised. It is stated in The Secret Doctrine of H.P.B., and in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, that the electricity of the solar system is threefold: there is fire by friction, solar fire, and electric fire—the fire of body, of soul and of spirit. Fire by friction is coming to be somewhat understood by the scientists of the world, and we are harnessing to our needs the fire which heats, which gives light, and which produces motion. This is in the physical sense of the words. One of the imminent discoveries will be the integrating power of electricity as it produces the cohesion within all forms and sustains all form life during the cycle of manifested existence.19 What we might term the ‘fire of synthesis’ originates from the Avatar of Synthesis, and its result is the cohesive relationship of the three Rays of synthesis into One expression. Thus the energy of Shamballa (First Ray) and Hierarchy (Second Ray) are fused and expressed upon the physical/etheric plane (Seventh Ray). It is this electrical phenomena which will allow initiation to be registered in the consciousness of human beings through the direct stimulation of the brain via the etheric body. This relationship is worth thinking through.
The Taking of the First Initiation by Humanity At the First Initiation the Seventh Ray is active in the shifting of the sacral energies to the throat chakra. I would like to point out a direct correspondence that has not had enough emphasis placed upon it—this is the transfer of the financial wealth of the world into the control of the Masters 89
of the Hierarchy. Strictly speaking a Master who has taken the Fifth Degree but not yet the Sixth, is a part of the throat chakra of the planet. He has Mastered the lower five planes and is creatively expressing the Third Aspect of the monadic life. (We also refer to Third Degree initiates as the throat chakra as they are expressing the First Aspect of the personality life.) The bulk of humanity are polarised upon the astral plane and the energy of money (actually concretised prana) is controlled by the desire body of humanity. The gathering of money into the control of advanced humanity who are polarised upon the mental plane, and the eventual offering of it up into the direct control of the Masters who work through the triad, is the next step immediately ahead for the race. In order for this to happen, the antahkarana must be strongly built between advanced humanity and the ashrams upon the buddhic plane. Within the human body the analogy is the gathering of sacral energy into the solar plexus before the raising of it via the heart to the throat chakra where the light of matter and the light of manas meet and blend. The Seventh Ray is necessary for this process and if we could but see it, this process is well under way on the planet. The financial resources are gathering into fewer and fewer hands. Those who hold the resources are dominant personalities who are in the process of being ‘solarised’ just as the lower solar plexus centre must be solarised via the awakening point and the heart. The ‘awakened point’ within the life of humanity are those personalities who have stabilised soul contact and are thus able to intelligently present the next step forward. They are somewhat group conscious through contact with the heart—Hierarchy—and are sounding the note of humanitarian ‘love’. In order to ‘break’ the energies of the lower point 90
‘free’ however, the energy of the Will from the soul must be invoked. In Meditation Two the willing sacrifice of the soul is called forth to descend into the solar plexus and lift the energies up to the heart and from thence to the crown. The recent Shamballa Impact and the incident in New York last year are expressions of this process happening in humanity. If humanity as a whole handles these energies with wisdom the result will be a great upliftment of the consciousness (followed by the money) of advanced humanity towards Hierarchy and eventually towards Shamballa. The danger with Will impacts is always the potential for an increase in fear and therefore a consolidation and crystallisation of the separative energies of the personality. The antidote is ‘love’. Hierarchy are now waiting to see the results of this impact. Is there enough ‘love’ within the body of humanity to result in an ‘opening up’ of the powerful personalities of the race towards the heart—Hierarchy—or will a period of personality retrenchment result, necessitating another rhythmic application of the Will to break up the crystallisation? The outcome can be aided by those disciples in incarnation working with the energy of conscious love to bridge towards those who hold the world’s wealth. The connecting of the demand with the supply through inner meditative practices and the intelligent outer presentation of the need to those in a position to do something to relieve it, are essential pieces of service work for all those seeking to bring forth the energy of synthesis at this time. The Second Ray ashram is everywhere being complemented by the Seventh Ray in the process of externalising. This Seventh Ray calls forth the energy of the First Ray, through the educational and healing energies of the Second, onto the physical plane. Humanity must demonstrate ‘love in 91
action’ and thus make way for the rebirth of the Christ energy in the heart of the human kingdom.
The Linking of the Physical and Etheric Bodies In a planetary sense this process involves the linking of the ashrams on the buddhic plane, being the fourth ether, with the groups of causal bodies on the higher mental plane representing the ‘points of inflow’ into the three worlds. The Aquarian energies aid in the conscious coming together of souls into causal groups to facilitate this process. The result will be the control of the physical body of the Logos (the three worlds) by his etheric body. If that etheric body is able to transmit the Will of the Logos from his causal body upon the cosmic mental plane, the result will be the demonstration of the Will of God in manifestation. The equivalent in the human system can be seen in the fact that it is possible for a human to take the First and Second initiations without consciously registering the fact within his physical brain. At the Third Initiation however, the energy of the soul is so fused with the personality that whatever transpires within the consciousness is ‘registered’ by the brain. This is a result of atma flowing through the sacrifice petals of the soul into the etheric body, with the resulting stimulation of the kundalini fires in the base and the rising of energy from the lower chakras to the higher. The ‘light in the head’ which is formed by the overlapping of the three head centres has a radiatory effect upon the physical cells of the brain. This happens via the ‘vital airs’ within the head. These vital airs are analogous to the groups of causal bodies on the mental plane which bring the triple light of synthesis (Light Supernal) into the three worlds via the advanced minds of humanity. 92
The Procedure required for the manifestation of “light supernal” takes place when a transitory point of synthesis is reached and the seven energies are blended into one great energetic Light. These seven energies have ever, unitedly, created the “light supernal” upon the highest levels of divine expression, but that revealing light only finds Location when the seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order is active and in process of manifestation in the three worlds, and necessarily, therefore, upon the seventh plane, the physical plane. Such a manifestation inevitably takes place in moments of planetary crisis, when the seventh ray is active and when the Sun is in Aquarius.20 The purpose of this manifestation of Light Supernal upon the physical plane which is just ahead of us on the planet, is not primarily to benefit humanity as is commonly thought from the human-centric point of view. It is much more encompassing than this. The Solar Logos is taking the Third cosmic Initiation. The Will of his Second Ray soul must reach through his etheric body and awaken the ‘secret light within the form’. The awakening of this light will have a radioactive effect upon the physical plane. This radiation is ‘the Will to Love’. Its primary effects within the three worlds will be radioactivity on the physical plane, the sharing of resources and the experience of unity on the astral plane, and the recognition of Hierarchy and the demonstration of brotherhood upon the mental plane. Humanity will thus carry out in the farthest world the edict of their solar Lord. When light illuminates the minds of men and stirs the secret light within all other forms, then the One in Whom we live reveals His hidden, secret lighted Will. 93
When the purpose of the Lords of Karma can find no more to do, and all the weaving and close-related plans are all worked out, then the One in Whom we live can say: ‘Well done! Naught but the beautiful remains.’ When the lowest of the low, the densest of the dense, and the highest of the high have all been lifted through the little wills of men, then can the One in Whom we live raise into radiating light the vivid lighted ball of Earth, and then another greater Voice can say to Him: ‘Well done! Move on. Light shines.’21
The Buddhic Plane and the Human Hierarchy October 10 2001 The buddhic plane is the plane of unity and atone-ment. There is a difference between relationship and identification. Relationship preserves the separate identity of the things that are being related. Identification destroys it. In a real sense identification occurs upon the monadic plane. The consciousness of the human and deva evolutions meet and merge into their essential identity which is one with the planetary life. On the buddhic plane, these evolutions meet and relate. On the astral plane these evolutions meet and fight. Thus these three words relate to the second, fourth and sixth planesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;identification, relationship and conflict. The human unit is a member of the Fourth Creative Hierarchy expressing itself upon the buddhic plane. You know that humans evolve through directing energy and devas evolve through being directed. On the buddhic plane, the realisation and acceptance of this relationship occurs, resulting in true cooperation between the evolutions. Man is a solar angel and yet he is not. He directs his solar angel and is directed by it. He is both the Dweller that stands before the Angel, and the Presence that the Angel protects. These are the paradoxes and the mysteries of the buddhic plane. The Fourth Initiation brings these paradoxes to resolution, and it is this aspect of Hierarchical life that is dealt with in the ashrams on the buddhic plane. For the sake of clarity we might further subdivide the Fourth Degree initiates in the ashram as follows: â&#x20AC;˘ Those with their angel directed upwards to the monad via the atmic plane. 95
• Those with their angel directed ‘horizontally’ upon the buddhic plane. • Those with their angel directed downwards into the three worlds. On the buddhic plane the directing energy (human) and relating energy (deva) cooperate. It is this conscious cooperation that allows the three-fold work of the Fourth Degree initiates. Let us make a distinction between the work of the Third Degree initiate in the three worlds and the work of the Fourth Degree: First and foremost the Fourth Degree has been liberated from any identification in the three worlds and has shattered or is in the process of shattering the causal body. He has therefore no ‘home’, no ‘resting place’ for his consciousness in the three worlds. The Third Degree still has an ‘investment’ in matter, albeit high grade solar matter of the three worlds. As man develops the will aspect, he learns to break loose from the aura of the deva evolution, and the major task of the Hierarchy (as far as basic essentials are concerned) is to “provide sanctuary” to those who have liberated themselves from the ocean of deva energies in which their vehicles must perforce move and live and have their being, but with which they have otherwise no point of contact, once liberated by their own effort and will “from the angels.”22 The Fourth Degree initiate has liberated himself from the angels, including the solar angel, while the Third Degree initiate is in the process of that liberation. The Third Degree still has an ‘identity’—an identity formed as a result of the downward activity of the Fourth and Fifth Hierarchies. To understand this we might imagine that a human unit exists simultaneously as an initiate on all 96
levels. The division in time and space has to do with the central preoccupation and capacity for self-realisation of the essential Life. In this case we are discussing the work of the Hierarchy upon the planes of the triad, and therefore the essential identity we are speaking about is that of consciousness. A Third Degree initiate has his consciousness identified with the mental plane, a Fourth Degree with the buddhic, and a Fifth Degree with the atmic plane. The identification on a particular plane does not however mean that there is no simultaneous consciousness upon the other planes. For example, when in the personality, the fact that one may be focused in the mind does not preclude simultaneous consciousness in the etheric body, although it may be a consciousness that is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;unconsciousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to the personal identity. An integrated personality integrates, fuses and then directs the consciousness developed in each of the three vehicles. When this is done the Third Degree is fast approaching, and the indwelling being is close to liberation into Hierarchy. Within Hierarchy the same process occurs. A Master of the Fifth Degree is one who is able to integrate, fuse and then direct the energies of the triad. He does this by integrating the activity of the Third, Fourth and Fifth Creative Hierarchies. Between the Third and Fourth Degree, the integration of the Fourth and Fifth Hierarchies takes place, and they are related to the Third. Let me return to the three types or stages of the Fourth Degree initiate and try to explain the process from their perspective. Man is Mercury, the Fourth Hierarchy directing Venus, the Fifth. While in incarnation the Fifth Hierarchy is directed into the three worlds. Man looks into the worlds and his consciousness falls. This is the true man, the human soul, Mercury. However, simultaneously 97
(from the causal perspective) there is another man, a lesser man, identified before the Second Degree with the astral body and Mars. In his aspiration this lesser man notices where the solar angel falls and pursues the object that is lit thereby. The greater man, the human Hierarchy, looks, the deva falls and the lesser man pursues the object that the deva has thereby ‘ensouled’. This is the root cause of desire and the process that underlies what humans in the three worlds call ‘love’ and relationship. If you take this analogy and apply it to the greater and lesser Heavenly Men upon their own planes of evolution, much light will be shed upon the operation of the macrocosm. After the pursuit of the ultimately unsatisfying and unobtainable, the human in the three worlds begins to think creatively and to recognise that the source of what he seeks is his own higher self. He ceases to be a ‘son of desire’ and becomes a ‘son of mind’. His father is himself as the Sun, the source of light, the Fourth Creative Hierarchy. His mother is the solar angel, the beam of light which falls upon and focuses through the mental plane. Through a process of identifying with his thoughts he gradually becomes identified as the thinker, and then glimpses the possibility that he is the director of thought itself. “THREE MINDS UNITE” under the Fifth Ray and then a man is in the process of liberation onto the buddhic plane. He is able to use the causal body without ‘identifying’ with it.23 The point here is that he does not suddenly become active upon the buddhic plane, he rather becomes aware of the activity that he is already performing upon that plane. He does this through identification with a higher aspect of himself. Herein lies the truth that a man is already a Master. This is also the reason why it is so unsafe for 98
the human kingdom to contact the deva evolution before they have ‘self realised’. On the buddhic plane a man ‘realises’ himself as Mercury, able to direct Venus. Venus is ‘the light of the soul’. Light is consciousness. Light is substance. Consciousness is therefore substance. Humans are not consciousness, light or substance. Humans possess consciousness—a gift from the solar angels, but are not consciousness. Humans direct consciousness. Humans are Spirit. Let me give you a practical example. A human soul in an ashram upon the buddhic plane, let us say a Second Ray ashram, directs his attention into the three worlds with the intent to produce an effect as a result of the working through of an idea or archetypal energy from the buddhic plane. As a result of this directed attention by the Fourth Hierarchy, a solar angel—member of the Fifth Hierarchy—sacrifices itself and becomes the ‘relating energy of that attention’ or the ‘conveyer of intention’ of the Fourth Hierarchy. The solar angel builds out of its own substance, the substance of light or consciousness, a causal body upon the higher subplanes of the mental plane. That causal body is a vehicle for the buddhic intention, carrying the quality of the ashram into incarnation in the three worlds. A series of seven incarnations occur in which the incarnated soul works out the intention as a result of essentially ‘being’ the energy of that intention itself. This of course is not comprehended until an incarnation in which the realisation of oneself as the source of incarnating intent occurs. When the original ashramic purpose that brought the human soul—with the aid of the solar angel—into a series of incarnations is realised, the human being is thereby ‘ashramically restored’ and able to direct the remainder of the incarnational process. 99
It is exactly with this process that the first of the three types of Fourth Degree initiate is absorbed. We might think of an initiate as someone who is at a particular stage of realisation of his essential nature. Thus each human soul is a Master already, and yet very few are cognisant of that fact in time and space. Accordingly, whenever a human being becomes an initiate of any degree his identity is only resting at that level, and is resting there as a living example of the heritage of us all. Therefore when we receive ‘direction’ from a Master of the Wisdom, we are merely receiving direction from an aspect of ourselves that is at a greater stage of self-realisation in time and space. And so the ‘downward gazing’ Fourth Degree initiate is working in the three worlds ‘through’ a number of Third Degree initiates in his ashram, in order to complete the original incarnating intention and to adjust karma generated by his activities as a soul during the series of incarnations. He is still consciously directing his solar angel or his consciousness into the three worlds according to ashramic intent, but his consciousness or solar angel no longer has a ‘resting place’ within the three worlds and thus remains outside ‘time and space’ as it is known in incarnational terms. The second type or stage of the Fourth Degree is the directing of the solar angel in relationship upon the buddhic plane itself. One name for the solar angel might be ‘the bridge between two centres of intention’. It is a relating principle, in fact the very energy of relationship itself. Vertically the two centres of intention might be a man’s buddhic and astral nature—his ashramic intent and his desire. Or it might be the relationship between the intention of an initiate and the intention of a disciple. Horizontally this relating principle is what coheres an 100
ashram, both internally and within the Hierarchy as a whole. It results in synchronous vibration of intent upon the buddhic plane and the web of light upon the higher subplanes of the manasic plane. Fourth Degree initiates working in this way are responsible for the ‘integrity’ of the ashram. They link and blend the activity of the human and deva evolutions upon the buddhic plane so that ‘fields’ of vibration are created and maintained. These fields are both ‘reservoirs’ of energy for those who are still polarised within the three worlds, and ‘distribution centres’ for the energies of Will passed down from those polarised on the higher cosmic ethers. Their lesson is in learning to balance these two functions of the ashram. The result of this activity upon the buddhic plane is what causes many of the difficulties disciples have with relationship upon the lower planes. These lines of ‘magnetic interplay’ are set up between ashrams, and within an ashram between souls. They are the source of the soul level attraction between individuals in incarnation. When the identity of the incarnating soul is still located—evenly partially—within the astral ring-pass-not, then desire comes into play. The Venusian energies of relationship generated from Mercury as part of the ashramic interplay are detected and sought after by the Martian energies of the desire body. Desire seeks to capture and possess the object upon which Venus, the light of the soul, has fallen. The energy of attraction results from a mutual projection of soul light. This energy is best directed towards an increased cooperation in ashramic endeavour, and will then result in a reclamation of the projection and a transfer of solar angelic energy or consciousness between the two human centres of intent. We call this ‘creativity’. It is a creativity that leads into a closer connection with the ashram. 101
When the energy of desire is indulged in, the result is often a solidification of the projection, a decrease in consciousness and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;procreativityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; as the intent behind the connection is thwarted and seeks independent expression through a new vehicle. This vehicle may not necessarily be a child but may be an activity or organisation through which the soul intent tries to express. All creativity in the three worlds, even when expressive of the ashram, eventually leads to satiety and divine discontent as the soul seeks a higher creative response. The third activity of the Fourth Degree initiate concerns those who are working more closely with the Master at the centre of the ashram. It is their job to direct and hold their intention on the Masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will. They are thus in training to hold and receive more and more of the energy directed by the Chohan at the centre of the ashram upon the monadic plane. As a result of this training they are learning to also hold the alignment between their expression on the buddhic plane and their essential monadic identity on the second cosmic ether. They do this by directing the solar angel through the atmic plane and thereby discovering the higher nature of manas, that expressed in the Libran Hierarchy of the triads, rather than the Capricorn Hierarchy. It is the discovery of the higher activity of the angel that makes possible the eventual fusion between the evolutions upon the monadic plane. The establishing of relationship is the essential work of the Fourth Degree initiate. Once the relationship is established then a transfer of identity occurs along the channel created out of the substance of the relationship. In involution, the identity flows down the channel resulting in a greater identification of Spirit with consciousness, and 102
then consciousness with form. In evolution, the flow along the channel is reversed. A Fourth Degree initiate has liberated his own identity from confusion with the angel. He is thus able to direct the angel as an agent of redemption—a channel or antahkarana along which the identity of those still trapped in the lower worlds can flow. He then learns to direct the angel upon the buddhic plane, creating ‘reservoirs’ of enlightenment and ‘distribution’ points for Hierarchical will. Eventually he learns to direct the solar angel towards the monad and thus creates the channel whereby the higher Will can reach the ashrams. Gradually he transfers his identity onto the atmic plane and prepares for the Fifth Degree. And so within Hierarchy itself, defining it as the activity of human beings endowed with consciousness upon the three planes of the triad, there are a number of activities that occupy the attention of the initiates there. There are those who chiefly concern themselves with the relationship between Hierarchy and humanity. There are those who concern themselves with the intra- and interashramic relationships, and then there are those who seek to maintain a relationship between Hierarchy and Shamballa: The Master, his ministers for internal and external affairs (the Fourth Degree initiates), and the ministers responsible for the management of particular portfolios in the creative work of the ashram in the three worlds—the Third Degree initiates.
The Seventh Ray and Light Supernal October 24 2001 The Procedure required for the manifestation of “light supernal” takes place when a transitory point of synthesis is reached and the seven energies are blended into one great energetic Light. These seven energies have ever, unitedly, created the “light supernal” upon the highest levels of divine expression, but that revealing light only finds Location when the seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order is active and in process of manifestation in the three worlds, and necessarily, therefore, upon the seventh plane, the physical plane. Such a manifestation inevitably takes place in moments of planetary crisis, when the seventh ray is active and when the Sun is in Aquarius. Such a combination of relationships is being established now, for the seventh ray is rapidly coming into manifestation and the Sun is in Aquarius, for the Aquarian Age is just beginning. The Objective of this combination (which has occurred six times during the period of the fifth root-race) is to bring about illumination and the establishment of order upon the Earth.24 The topic this morning relates the discussions on the buddhic plane and Hierarchy to the coming Avatar. The specific Avatar mentioned here is the Seventh Ray Avatar, whose coming coincides with the onset of the Aquarian Age. I have mentioned that this has happened six times before in the Fifth Rootrace, and so this will be the seventh of a cycle of seven convergences between these two energies.25 The Seventh Ray focuses the consciousness of an entity, large or small, upon the physical plane. In the macrocosm this focuses the consciousness of deity upon 105
the cosmic physical plane. What is crucial is whether this consciousness is controlled by the soul or by the personality. The Planetary Logos of Earth is taking the Second cosmic Initiation and is polarised upon the cosmic astral. The Seventh Ray will allow for the manifestation of the desires of the Planetary Logos to occur upon the physical plane, our Earth globe. The issue is whether these desires are soul-infused and represent the aspiration of the planetary personality, or whether they are separative in a solar systemic sense and reflect the dominance of the lower aspects of the personality. Remember that our planet is a ‘divine rebel’. In taking the Second cosmic, he must overcome the rebellious nature of his personality and demonstrate soul control. The energies involved are the Second Ray soul and the Third Ray personality. The conflict is epitomised for us in the story of the ‘Wandering Jew’, and out-pictured in the current world conflict. Will the planet demonstrate the consciousness of Love/Wisdom, or will materiality be reinforced? This is the planetary question and it is being fought out upon the cosmic planes. Aquarius focuses the energies upon the physical/etheric plane of the cosmic physical plane, so here we have a correspondence to the cosmic situation. Cosmic energies are focused on the lowest plane and systemic energies are also focused upon the lowest plane within the lowest system, and this for the seventh time. We have here an opportunity to encounter and master the energy which has been called ‘the lowest of the low’: When light illuminates the minds of men and stirs the secret light within all other forms, then the One in Whom we live reveals His hidden, secret lighted Will. 106
When the purpose of the Lords of Karma can find no more to do, and all the weaving and close-related plans are all worked out, then the One in Whom we live can say: ‘Well done! Naught but the beautiful remains.’ When the lowest of the low, the densest of the dense, and the highest of the high have all been lifted through the little wills of men, then can the One in Whom we live raise into radiating light the vivid lighted ball of Earth, and then another greater Voice can say to Him: ‘Well done! Move on. Light shines.’26 The little wills of men, operating upon the physical plane, must lift the “lowest of the low”—the most unredeemed and fearful parts of the planetary personality— into the heights. This they can do with the aid and assistance of cosmic energies, but the responsibility rests with humanity. Humanity is the ‘worker in the farthest world’. It is fortunate that the thoughtforms created by the average thinker do not have the power to manifest upon the etheric and then physical planes with any real potency before the Second Initiation has been undergone. Prior to this time, the ‘condition of the waters’ is such that any potency developed in the mental field is distorted and dissipated in the astral field. Once the Second has been taken however, the entity becomes powerful upon the physical plane—thoughtforms can manifest and the battle shifts to the mental plane. Here the battle is between the powerful personality and the soul, the Dweller and the Angel. Which energy will control the creation of the thoughtforms which will then powerfully manifest upon the physical plane? If we take this process onto cosmic levels we can get a glimpse of what is ahead for this planet. When 107
the Second cosmic Initiation is taken then the Logos of this planet will be able to effectively manifest his ‘plan’ upon the physical plane. The nature of that ‘plan’ and its alignment with the solar and cosmic ‘Plan’ will eventually produce the great Judgement Day in the fifth round when the Logos of Earth takes the Third cosmic Initiation. Hierarchy represents that portion of the planetary consciousness which has taken the Third Initiation or higher, and is therefore controlled by the soul of the planet and is therefore to some extent aiding in the implementation of the ‘solar’ Plan. At the height of the Second World War, Hierarchy were preparing to ‘withdraw’ from the planet (using that term in a broad sense). The unredeemed parts of the planetary personality (not soulinfused) were taking control (and had already dominated much of Europe). In the big picture it might have been necessary to allow the personality agenda to control, and thus learn the lessons of rebellion. Such a lesson would have been very painful for humanity and resulted in the enslavement of consciousness on the physical plane. However within the long-term evolution of planetary life the lesson would have been learned. However the tide turned and the forces of Light prevailed, leaving the door to ‘evil’ slightly ajar. The current crisis is another opportunity. Will those unredeemed forces break the door open again, or will the door be closed by humanity itself? Whatever happens, the war is being fought in consciousness and precipitated onto the physical plane. The fact that humanity fought the Second World War on the physical plane made it inevitable that the Christ would return to the physical plane. This externalisation process is at a stage of crisis. Will that part of humanity which is mentally polarised and therefore in control choose soul 108
values and thus pave the way for a speedy externalisation of the Hierarchy, or will personality values prevail thus causing delay and perhaps even a withdrawal of Hierarchical energies? The events of this cuspal period are crucial to the next two thousand years, which will be dominated by the energies of the Seventh Ray and Aquarius. A culture shaped by the choices and thought-life of humanity will manifest upon the physical plane and crystallise in Capricorn. The nature of that culture is being decided. The buddhic plane is central to the work of the Seventh Ray Avatar. It is the central plane of the seventh cosmic plane and the first of the cosmic ethers available to man in the three worlds. It is a place of liberation and atone-ment. In a cosmic sense it is also the plane where the drama of physical control takes place. As cosmic evolution proceeds the four cosmic etheric planes become vehicles for the energies of the four highest planes of the cosmic system, just as in man, the microcosm, the etheric centres become distribution points for buddhi, atma and eventually for monadic and logoic energies. The ashrams upon the buddhic plane become vehicles for the distribution of cosmic buddhi via Sirius and the heart of the Sun. The Seventh Ray Avatar strengthens this alignment and therefore the relationship between humanity the Fourth Hierarchy and the fourth cosmic plane via the Fourth cosmic Path. The inpouring, manifesting energies also provide a channel for the ascent of consciousness and are therefore part of a systemic â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;etheric substitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; process. Next century, when the seventh ray has achieved complete manifestation and the Piscean influence is entirely removed, the seventh ray Avatar will appear. His work will demonstrate the law, order and rhythm of the creative process as it works out on the physical plane, blending 109
spirit and matter. And as this ray is called the Ray of Ceremonial Order or Ritual, He will be largely instrumental in producing those conditions which will permit of the reappearance upon Earth of the Mysteries of Initiation, of which the Hierarchy is the custodian. He is necessarily connected with the Great White Lodge on Sirius.”27 “The rays are the seven emanations from the “seven Spirits before the throne of God”; Their emanations come from the monadic level of awareness or from the second cosmic etheric plane. In a certain sense it could be said that these seven great and living Energies are in their totality the etheric vehicle of the planetary Logos. The evolutionary processes can equally well be stated to be those of eliminating the physical substance lying between the dense physical body and the astral sentient body, and substituting substance of the four highest planes, the four cosmic ethers. Physically speaking, it is this etheric substitution which enables a man successively to take the five initiations which make him a Master of the Wisdom.28 The seven systemic Rays emanate from the monadic levels of awareness. There are also seven cosmic rays emanating from the cosmic monadic plane. The seven systemic Rays thus can be seen as subsets of the Seventh cosmic Ray and thus we see the integrating and synthesising power of the Seventh Ray Avatar upon the cosmic physical plane. It is his power which will allow healing of cleavages between the planetary etheric and physical body (the three worlds and the four cosmic ethers)—or worded another way, between Hierarchy and humanity—and thus provide for a united demonstration of divinity upon the densest physical plane. 110
He is a First Ray avatar when considering the systemic planes, a Seventh Ray avatar when considering the cosmic planes and a Second Ray avatar when considering his emanating point and effect upon the consciousness of the system. The First, Second and Seventh rays are of course the major synthetic rays in this system. Secondly, I referred earlier to the work of the seventh ray in connection with the phenomena of electricity, through which the solar system is coordinated and vitalised. There is an aspect of electrical phenomena which produces cohesion, just as there is an aspect which produces light. This has not yet been recognised. It is stated in The Secret Doctrine of H.P.B., and in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, that the electricity of the solar system is threefold: there is fire by friction, solar fire, and electric fireâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the fire of body, of soul and of spirit. Fire by friction is coming to be somewhat understood by the scientists of the world, and we are harnessing to our needs the fire which heats, which gives light, and which produces motion. This is in the physical sense of the words. One of the imminent discoveries will be the integrating power of electricity as it produces the cohesion within all forms and sustains all form life during the cycle of manifested existence. It produces also the coming together of atoms and of the organisms within forms, so constructing that which is needed to express the life principle. Men today are investigating such matters as electro-therapeutics and studying the theory of the electrical nature of the human being. They are working rapidly towards this coming discovery, and much will be revealed along these lines during the next fifty years. The principle of coordination about which men talk has reference, in the last analysis, to this concept, and the scientific basis of all meditation 111
work is really to be found in this basic truth. The bringing in of force and the offering of a channel are all mystical ways of expressing a natural phenomenon as yet little understood, but which will eventually give the clue to the second aspect of electricity. This will be released in fuller measure during the Aquarian age, through the agency of the seventh ray. One of its earliest effects will be the increase of the understanding of brotherhood and its really scientific basis.29
Sirius August 8 2001 The Sirian system is central to the evolution in our solar system and particularly on this planet, the fourth globe in the fourth chain in the fourth scheme of a fourth order Sun. Why should this be especially so? What is the relationship between our Planetary Logos and the piece of solar work he has undertaken, and the Logos of Sirius? You have been told that Sanat Kumara is not on the Sirian line but that Lucifer is. Lucifer here is a direct reference to Venus, and Venus is the alter ego of Earth; just as Sirius serves that purpose within the cosmic system. Venus correlates to the astral permanent atom and thus in a peculiar way, synthesises all the astral bodies of the planetary schemes in the same way that Saturn, serving as the physical permanent atom, synthesises the etheric/physical bodies of the schemes. In fact in this regard, Saturnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rings might be seen as the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;cemeteryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of physical planets. Think this through. So if Venus is on the Sirian line and our Planetary Logos is a disciple of the Solar Logos, then the relationship between the Logos of Earth and the Logos of Venus has its higher correspondence in the relationship between the Solar Logos and the Logos of Sirius. Just as the Lords of the Flame came from the Venus Chain of the Earth Scheme, so the Avatar from Sirius arrives from the Sirian Chain of the SSSOWOIO. Think this through in detail, correlating what we know about the relationship between Earth and Venus and the relationship between Sirius and the Sun. During this research, light will come regarding the role our solar system is playing in the cosmic system, and some faint understanding of the 113
role our Planetary Logos has undertaken to play in the Solar Logoic purpose, within the Cosmic Logoic purpose. Naught can be understood about the latter, but something can definitely be grasped about the first two stages in this cosmic endeavour. Sirius allows the cosmic antahkarana to be built between the solar system and the cosmic system in the same way that Venus carries the ‘light’ of the Sun into the matter of the planets. Our Planetary Logos is known as the ‘Great Sacrifice’ and we normally interpret this as meaning a sacrifice for those on ‘Earth’, but the term needs to be understood solar systemically. Sanat Kumara is the Great Sacrifice within the solar system. He undertook to hold a point of Will within the dense matter of the densest globe within the densest chain. When the great sound went out to form the second solar system, he undertook to hold the darkest point, the astral kundalini of the system, so to speak. Venus, on the other hand, took the highest point—as the astral permanent atom associated with the highest astral plane. Venus is the Earth’s primary and alter ego because Venus is the redeemer come to lift the lowest into the highest. Because it is the second system, Venus shows forth the energies of solar love upon the second subplane of the astral (where the Logos of Sirius is trying to now polarise himself ). This is the astral heart centre, and will eventually synthesise all the other schemes in ‘astral matter’ only; just as Saturn does on the physical plane. These two planets are the seat of two of the super principles in the solar system— the name of the scheme which represents the mental permanent atom has been withheld at this time, however it might pay to investigate Mercury with this idea in mind. Venus then, represents the astral connecting principle between the causal body of the Solar Logos and the Earth. 114
The Solar Logos is focused on the Earth Scheme;—ie the ‘eye’ of the Logos is currently upon the Earth Scheme and so Venus, directed by the ‘eye’, brings the causal level of the mental plane and the physical levels of the mental plane into relationship. Think this through. There are five levels of the mental plane before causal levels are reached. These five levels of manas were developed in an earlier system. (The causal body of the Sun is on the first subplane of the cosmic mental; the causal body of the Planetary Logos is upon the third.) Thus when the ‘Sun’ looks towards ‘Earth’, Sirius, the energy of the solar systemic antahkarana, bridges the gap between causal bodies and allows Venus (representing the synthesised energies of previously developed manas) to fall down into the fifth subplane of the cosmic physical plane, where we experience that fall on the Earth globe as the coming of the Lords of Flame and the individualisation of animal man. The analogy is this: When a man, causally conscious, directs his attention—his eye—towards something on the physical plane with appreciation, his astral body carries the soul’s energy to that object and stimulates the consciousness within it. When the astral body is a clear carrier of this soul appreciation, then a channel is created that can be traced back like this: Cosmic buddhi • through the love petals of the Solar Logoic lotus (heart of the Sun) • through the solar systemic astral permanent atom (Venus) • via the cosmic astral plane • through the cosmic etheric planes • to the causal body of man on the abstract mental levels • through the love petals of the egoic lotus • through the astral permanent atom 115
â&#x20AC;˘ via the systemic astral plane â&#x20AC;˘ to the physical object This gaze speeds up those elemental lives which form the gaseous subplane of the dense physical plane, and allows them to transmute themselves into the fourth etheric, thus liberating them. Hence Sirius is the great energy of Freedom. It allows the energy of the cosmic buddhic plane to form the heart of every atom, and then for the consciousness hidden within each atom to eventually reconnect with its source: Cosmic buddhi through Sirius as a vehicle on cosmic mental levels, to the Sun through Venus, to Earth, to man. Thus man has an important role to play in the externalising of the love of the Logos into the three worlds of his physical body. It is manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to hold the end of the cosmic antahkarana, allowing the redemptive energies of love to flow into the dense matter of the system. The relationship between Sirius as cosmic manas, to the Pleiades as cosmic buddhi, is reflected in the relationship of Venus to Neptune. Think this out. It explains why Neptune is related to the astral plane and why the Pleiades are related to the cosmic astral.
June 5 2002 Sirius—there is much to be taught humanity about their relationship with this stupendous system and the role that Earth has to play in the evolution of consciousness within this part of the solar system. To begin with, we must have some understanding of the relationship between Earth, Venus, the Sun and Sirius. There is a direct link here—just as Venus is the alter ego and bringer of Light to the Earth, so Sirius serves this purpose to our Sun. The Sirian force enters through the solar heart, just as the Venusian force enters Hierarchy as the heart of ‘Earth’. There is therefore a group of solar beings who have as their function the maintenance of the Second Aspect within the solar system. The solar angels are in fact an outpouring of this solar Hierarchy. It is the heart of the Sun therefore which is the source of the energy which works through our planetary Hierarchy, and the heart of the Sun is enlivened by and supported by energies flowing from Sirius. Sirian energies aid in the evolution of the solar lives. It is for this reason that the Sirian influence is not felt until the Third Initiation where a man is coming to know himself as ‘the solar angel’—or more truly as a human soul who is being aided in his development as a soul through the intervention and assistance of a solar angel. As he learns all the lessons that the solar angel has to teach him, he can then release the solar angel and proceed to fulfil all its functions himself. The Sirian influence is particularly potent at this time owing to developments within the greater system of which Sirus forms a part. Our Sun represents the heart chakra of this greater system and it is therefore being activated strongly in this fourth great cycle. Within the solar system 117
there is a triangle between Earth, Venus and Jupiter which has to do with the activation of the solar systemic heart. Earth is the base centre in this triangle, with Venus the higher solar plexus centre and Jupiter as the heart. As humans are able, at the Third Initiation, to raise their kundalini energy to the causal body and fuse the soul and personality, the human soul is able to spend more time in the ashram, until eventually it is able to break out of the causal body altogether, thus releasing the solar angel back to the heart of the Sun. Thus Venus provides a link between human souls in incarnation on Earth and the planet Jupiter. When that link is made then the Venusian energy of ‘relating’ has completed its work for this cycle. We may like to then consider the higher correspondence. If Sirius is analogous to Venus in the lower system, and the Sun is analogous to the Earth, then which constellation should we look towards for the analogy to Jupiter? Sirius here is the relating principle, the Venusian principle linking the solar system with the Pleiades and in particular Alcyone. In the same way that a solar angel is ‘higher’ or more advanced in evolution than a human soul, even though it operates upon a lower plane. (The human soul is part of the Fourth Creative Hierarchy and the solar angel is part of the Fifth—but is really a representative of the five liberated Hierarchies.) So Sirius is a Love principle, a connecting principle between the constellation of the Great Bear and the constellation of the Pleiades. The influence of the Great Bear is felt on the cosmic monadic plane, but with an outreach on the cosmic buddhic plane and a reflection on the cosmic astral. The influence of Sirius is felt on the cosmic atmic plane (but as a representative of energies beyond the cosmic planes altogether), with its extension onto the cosmic mental plane. 118
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We see that the cosmic buddhic plane is the home of the lowest aspect of the Great Bear (the Rishis shown in the Chart on page 344 of A Treatise on Cosmic Fire), but also the highest aspect of the Pleiades. Alcyone is the Central Spiritual Sun in the same way that the human soul on the buddhic plane is the Father or Spirit aspect of the human system composed of human soul, causal body, human personality. The causal body is the middle principle, but only the physical aspect of a being who has its origins much higher. Thus Sirius is the linking factor between our Sun (the physical Sun) and the Central Spiritual Sun (Alcyone). But the origin of Sirius is from a plane much higher than the Pleiades. This is the mystery of the cosmic Makara. Sirius is the representative in our system of a principle originating outside our system, but that has entered out of love to help the evolution of life in this system by building out of its own substance a bridge, a cosmic antahkarana between the Sun and Alcyone. We might imagine that the Sirian â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;personalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; expresses upon the three planes of the cosmic triad, just as the human personality expresses upon the three lower planes 119
of the cosmic physical. The Sirian ‘soul’ however remains outside these planes, entering into incarnation through the cosmic ‘heart’ on the cosmic monadic plane, just as the human soul enters into incarnation through the ashram on the systemic buddhic plane. The equivalent in our solar system is the solar angel, entering from the heart of the Sun through the cosmic monadic plane (and thus through Jupiter) and taking up expression through three Creative Hierarchies—Libra, Scorpio and Capricorn, and their hierarchical rulers Venus, Mercury and Saturn. Once the human soul is able to learn through its association with the solar angel, how to work intelligently with the energies of the triad to locate its ashramic home on the buddhic plane and to link with its monadic source, the work of the solar angel is done. Similarly, once the Sirian influence has succeeded in linking up the consciousness of this solar system with its ashramic ‘location’ on the cosmic buddhic plane (Alcyone), and then linked this with the star in the Great Bear which is its prototypical ashramic source, then its work is done. The Cosmic Christ whose origin is on higher levels than we can imagine, has completed his mission of salvation and our solar system, as a heart chakra in a greater system, will be linked up to its monadic source. The Life thread of OAWNMBS and the Consciousness thread will be functioning together.
The Initiations August 29 2001 The Third Initiation, as you know, is regarded by the Hierarchy as the first major initiation. And so often the terms ‘First’ and ‘Third’ are intermingled in my writings. In addition there is the need to distinguish between the various types of initiation as I have laid them out in Letters On Occult Meditation. Another factor that has not been clearly explored before now is the process that occurs on the three higher subplanes of the mental plane and also on the atmic plane. The initiations on these subplanes are ‘synthetic’ in the sense that they sum up the experience on a whole plane before the identity moves off the plane altogether. They are like the synthesising planets, and in fact synthesise the experience of three planes—in the case of those on the mental plane, the three-fold personality, and in the case of the atmic plane, the three-fold triad. Just as the First, Second and Third Initiations are taken on the mental plane but have major effects upon the lower planes, so there are three initiations which take place on the higher atmic levels but have major effects on the mental, buddhic and atmic planes as a whole. There are also three which take place on the three higher subplanes of the monadic plane (this being the second system) and affect the atmic, monadic and logoic planes respectively. Initiation essentially has to do with the transfer of identity into larger and larger spheres. During the period of the first three initiations, man knows himself to be an animal and a god; he is caught between these two realities. The First introduces him to his god-like nature, the soul. In the Second he must choose which part of his nature will 121
dominate, the lower or the higher. At the Third he must demonstrate mastery over the lower three planes of the personality as the soul in incarnation. During the period of the next three initiations, man knows himself as the liberated soul or triad. He is caught between the call to serve those still caught in the lower three worlds, and the call to return to the monad. At the Fourth he sets his will to ascend. During the final three initiations, man knows himself to be the monad caught between his will to serve the will of the Planetary Logos in physical incarnation, and the call to return to higher realms of experience on the higher cosmic planes. At the Sixth, he makes his decision. 7 9 5 6 8 4 5 7 6 3 4 5 3 4 3 2 2 1 1
There are times where I have said that entry into the Blue Lodge occurs at the Third Initiation, and other times when it occurs at the Fifth. The numbering systems vary depending upon the point of view one is taking. As a rule the more synthetic numbering is when viewing from the top down, and the more complex it looks from the bottom up. For example, from the Sirian perspective the Third Degree initiate is seen as a triangle, the Fourth as a triangle with an eye, and the Fifth as a five-pointed star (all symbolically). From the point of view of a First Degree initiate on Earth trying to understand the system, it all seems more complexâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;there are the four sub-initiations 122
of the astral plane to go through before there is the development of the mental plane. It must be remembered that initiations which involve mastery of a plane while the identity is on that plane, are different from those where a lower plane is being mastered with a higher energy. For example, the mastery of the emotional plane while the identity is on that plane (accomplished through the fulfillment of desire) is different than the mastery of the astral plane from the mental plane through the infusion of buddhi via the love petals of the lotus. Both are a type of Second Initiation. Both involve mastery of the same plane, the astral. The identity doing the mastery is different, as is the type of energy employed. All these distinctions must be taken into consideration. So in the past when man was focused upon the physical plane, the First Initiation was considered mastery over the five lower subplanes, from the position of identity on the physical plane. A so-called Second Initiation is taken when the five lower subplanes of the astral plane have been mastered. Much of humanity is involved in this process, as the majority of humanity came in polarised on the fourth subplane. In reality however, these first two initiations are not initiations at all from a manasic perspective. The first real initiation is the Third, and this initiation is triple, occurring on the highest three subplanes of the mental plane. These are the three initiations of manas which are in effect ‘the Third Initiation’ in its totality, referring to the mastery of the mental plane. Sometimes when I use the term ‘Third Initiation’ I am referring to the first manasic initiation, sometimes the third and sometimes to the whole three-fold process. The ‘Second’ Initiation can refer to the second manasic initiation, and on occasion the second astral initiation of the threshold. There are also occasions when 123
the Second refers to the Fourth Initiation—the Third, as a whole, being treated as the First from the perspective of the triad. You can work out the analogies in the triad;—plane initiations taken with the identity actually polarised on the plane, versus ‘synthetic’ initiations taken on the highest subplanes of the atmic plane but affecting the whole of a triadal plane through mastery by a higher energy.
The Keynote of the Modern Mystery School August 29 2001 The process of revelation is continuous. Humanity has never been left without evolutionary guidance in the inner and the outer worlds. Mystery schools are merely those places where the cutting edge of that guidance is contacted and tested out through experiment. These little pockets of experimentation are like the small mutations in nature which allow the forces of natural selection to work in the biological world. Many appear to be ‘failures’ in that the mutations are found to have no real evolutionary value to the gene pool, but nature as a whole is learning and moving forward to perfection. Humanity is of course a part of nature—the part in fact that bridges the inner and outer worlds. Humans are able to connect through their consciousness, as souls connect with the One universal life force which is guiding evolution, and as a result either speed up the process by becoming co-creators, or—as is also often the case in experiments—interfere with the process. Some of these experiments are successful—pushing forward into new and advanced ways of understanding and living—and these become the seeds for new civilisations that allow humanity as a whole to move forward. Throughout time we can trace these seeds of civilisation to individuals and small communities who were able to break new ground in consciousness. This work of ‘soul penetration’ provides the entry point for spiritual energy into the world. That energy then clothes itself in esoteric formulas (like E = mc2) for example, new ideas and concepts that then become ritualised and formalised in ways that are more easily assimilated into the society into which they enter. 125
As civilisations rise and fall these rituals and formulas echo on through time, preserved on the physical plane in ancient texts and monuments. They also linger in the field of human consciousness as symbols in the collective mind, and memories preserved in the ethers accessible through past life recall and meditative exploration. These are all pathways that lead us back into those holes or entry points in the collective human psyche where those energies first entered. Evolution proceeds however, and the One Life makes new wholes in the web of human thought and finds new places for the next revelations that are needed for growth to occur. Of course long before the new consciousness is adopted as the official view, there have been pockets of individuals and groups who have been living it and demonstrating its evolutionary value on the planet. These form the long lineage of warrior souls who have been ahead of their time, and by their sacrifices and successes accelerate the evolution of consciousness and help in the planting of future spiritual seeds. The keynote of the Mystery schools in recent times has been the development of ‘soul’ or consciousness or ‘Love/Wisdom’. There is a new note emerging in the modern day Mystery school—and that is the note of the ‘monad’, of Will, of spiritual power and purpose. It builds upon and will ultimately help to synthesise the emphasis that has previously been made upon both form and consciousness. Matter is now widely seen as a subset of consciousness. Consciousness is gradually being revealed as a subset of Will;—the purpose behind consciousness is gradually emerging into consciousness itself. The previous Mystery schools planted seeds of consciousness. That 126
consciousness has spread so that we now have a planet that has gradually become more and more self-aware through the human kingdom. That awareness is on the verge of a planet-wide â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;self realisationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; where the planetary identity awakes and knows itself to be a soul. Soul values will then begin to govern upon the outer plane, and we can see signs of that beginning to happen now. The work of the modern day Mystery school is to plant the seeds of Will. These seeds will flower in the future as the widespread realisation of planetary soul purpose: The collective comprehension and implementation of the multiincarnational purpose of the Earth as a conscious entity in cosmos.
Shamballa December 12 2001 This morning I want to speak of Shamballa and my teachings along this line. They are the most important aspect of the work I achieved with the help of Alice Bailey. They are designed to help bring humanity into conscious relationship with the Will Aspect and with planetary Purpose. You may wish to consider the meaning of them being released to humanity at this time. It indicates two things: • The readiness that humanity has demonstrated to accept responsibility. • The requirement of the Planetary Logos that humanity carry out His purpose. It is worth contemplating these two ‘readinesses’ as twin aspects of the same Inner reality. They mark a point of time in the history of the planet where the planetary personality is entering discipleship and is thus responsive to the Will of the planetary soul and hence to the Will of the Solar Logos. By the ‘planetary personality’ I am not here referring to humanity but to the entity which is the centre of consciousness polarised upon the cosmic astral plane. Humanity, Hierarchy and Shamballa form a trinity on the cosmic physical plane. Through this trinity, the energy of higher planes is able to express through the cosmic physical. In the human situation there are diverse forces at work within the etheric and physical body that drive it into activity. There are the forces inherent in matter itself, then, that when some degree of integration occurs between the etheric and physical body, the physical body becomes the instrument that expresses the forces moving through the etheric body. 129
This is the process being carried on in the whole cosmic physical plane as humanity and Hierarchy come into closer relationship. Once the etheric and the physical body become integrated and can function as a unit, then this unit is used to serve the consciousness operating on the higher planes. Initially this is the desire or astral body, and then the mental, and eventually the triadic and monadic energies are able to direct the activity on the physical plane. A process of energetic substitution takes place so that eventually the four ethers in the human etheric body are under the direct control of the four cosmic ethers. The same process occurs upon cosmic levels. Initially the four cosmic ethers are the recipients of energy flowing from the cosmic astral plane, then the mental and so on. Eventually, as solar evolution progresses, the buddhic plane will come under the direct control of the cosmic buddhic plane, the atmic under the control of the comic atmic, and so on. The four â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;universal ethersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will control the four cosmic ethers which will control the four ethers on our physical plane of the cosmic physical. Eventually then, man is destined to be an instrument of the Will of the Cosmic Logos of which our Solar Logos is a component part, of which our Planetary Logos is a component part, and of which we are a component part. A holographic cosmic ecology. The entering into the etheric body of the cosmic energies is controlled for good reason. Just as in the human situation the thoughtforms of the average man are not permitted to precipitate into manifestation because of the chaos and ugliness which would subsequently result, so on cosmic levels the thoughtforms and the desires of a Planetary Logos do not manifest easily until there is a 130
degree of personality integration and alignment with soul. This bears thinking about. If the desires originating upon the cosmic astral plane were allowed full expression upon the cosmic physical plane before this integration had been achieved one can imagine the results. We must begin to see the Being whose body of manifestation this planet is, as a composite being, just as a human being is a composite being. He is currently polarised in his cosmic astral body, developing in this system the quality of Love expressed through cosmic desire. A human being is wont to use his physical nature as an instrument for the carrying out of his lower desires before (and periodically after) some degree of soul infusion has taken place. A non-sacred planet is in the same position. Behind the battle between the forces of Light and the so-called Dark Brotherhood lie the events occurring upon the cosmic astral plane. The materialistic forces are simply those energies and entities upon the cosmic physical plane that are under the control of forces originating on the lower four subplanes of the cosmic astral plane, which are in their turn controlled by entities on the lower four subplanes of the cosmic mental plane. The White Brotherhood on the other hand are working with energies pouring in from the three higher subplanes of the cosmic astral and cosmic mental planes. They are ‘working for’ the planetary soul rather than the planetary personality. The planetary personality and soul come into greater alignment as the planet enters more fully into the discipleship required to take the Second cosmic Initiation— in particular the mastery of the astral body. This will eventually result in the intelligent cooperation between the so-called White and Dark Brotherhoods as the ‘solarisation’ 131
of the personality occurs. This will result in the lower four subplanes of each plane being the vehicles for the carrying out of the Will of those entities upon the higher three. Paradoxical as it might seem, the destiny of the Black Lodge is to effectively and efficiently carry out the Will of the White Lodge, all under the synthetic Blue Lodge on Sirius. But the time is not yet. Where we are now in the planetary process is the taking of the sub-initiation of ‘Air’ which leads to the mastery of the fourth subplane of the cosmic astral plane. When this occurs, and it is immanent, then the fourth subplane of the astral will serve as relaying point via the fourth subplane of the cosmic mental plane, for the energies of cosmic buddhi, the fourth universal ether, to reach our buddhic plane, the fourth cosmic ether. This in turn will have major effects in the awakening of the etheric bodies in human beings. It is this process which also underlies the revelation of the fourth quality of deity. We may look to 2025 and the incoming energies of the Fourth Ray to bring this realisation more fully into the consciousness, if not the active expression of human life. Thus we may see some of the importance in the cosmic timing of things. If humanity became overly responsive to the energies pouring in from the higher cosmic planes before the Planetary Logos—working on those planes—had achieved mastery, then the consequences would be dire indeed for the ‘prisoners of the planet’. The war in Atlantis marked the midpoint of the battle for mastery of the fourth cosmic astral subplane. The second World War was a recapitulation of this within the Fifth Race, and the planetary sub-initiation immediately before us will mark the point where mastery is achieved in the Fifth Subrace of the Fifth Rootrace of the Fourth Round. Two132
thirds of the subplane matter of the fourth subplane of the cosmic astral plane will have been mastered by the Planetary Logos. When he masters two-thirds of the fifth subplane and thus two-thirds of the whole cosmic astral plane, He will take the Second major cosmic Initiation, and He will do so in the next Round. The teachings on Shamballa are given out to prepare humanity to play an active role in this great event. At the Second Initiation a human being receives a brief but important contact with the monad. It is this contact that provides the energy for the defeat of the forces of the astral body. Between the Second and Third Initiation a man must demonstrate his non-responsiveness to astral energy, and he must demonstrate this through the outward expression of his life in the three worlds. His actions must come under mental control. At the Second cosmic planetary Initiation the personality of the Planetary Logos comes under increased attention from the planetary soul on the third subplane of the cosmic mental plane. It is this energy that will allow the Earth to take the Second cosmic Initiation and become a sacred planet, in demonstration. At this time there must be a nucleus of those amongst humanity who are capable of responding directly to the energy of Shamballa and thus indirectly to the energies of Will pouring forth from the Will petals of the planetary egoic lotus on the cosmic mental plane. This nucleus must be strong enough to hold the activity of the human race in alignment with planetary Will and in resistance to planetary desire. This nucleus will be an effective global government. Today we have only the rudimentary beginnings of such a body. For it to form within humanity, humanity must be educated 133
about the Will and about Shamballa. The Externalisation of the Hierarchy that results from this education will lead eventually to the establishment of a divinely based governing body on the physical plane in direct response to Shamballa, and through Shamballa to the Will of the Planetary Logos. When the Planetary Logos is able to achieve this result in this, the second system, then He will have taken the necessary preliminary steps which will allow Him to use his body of manifestation in the next system to anchor and express a part of the Plan of the Solar Logos.
Meditation June 12 2002 I would like to talk today about the meditative work. The focus in the new schools will be increasingly upon the Life aspect and the monad rather than upon the soul or Love aspect. I have paved the way for this with my teachings on Shamballa, and part of the new dispensation will be further teachings on the monad, its source, its function and the result of its impact upon the soul. The equivalent of the Shamballa Impact upon humanity via its advanced members is the impact of the monadic energy on the causal body via the jewel in the lotus. The Black Lodge works through the stimulation of the form nature. Hierarchy stimulates the soul within the form, and Shamballa works to stimulate the Life aspect within the soul. I have elsewhere told you that individualisation in the next system will be through the use of the Will, just as in this one it is through Love, and in the last system it was through Active Intelligence. Third, the third method of individualisation is the one to be followed in the next solar system, though it will have its faint beginnings in this one. It is not based on latent activity as in the first case, nor in electrical polarity as in the second, but in a peculiar process of “occult abstraction” (using the word “abstraction” in its basic sense as “the drawing out” of essence). This occult abstraction is brought about by an effort of the will at present incomprehensible. The first method of individualisation is that of the third aspect, or latent activity, and follows the line of least resistance under 135
the Law of Economy; the second method is the purely electrical one, and works under the Law of Attraction; whilst the third method lies hidden in dynamic will and is as yet to us impossible and incomprehensible.30 Experimentation will occur in the new schools under the Law of Synthesis which will allow us to evaluate the effects of ‘identification’ as it impacts the process of initiation. The lesser process can be accelerated by the greater; just as the soul has aided in the process of individualisation, so the monad can aid in the process of initiation. The mechanics of this aid are delivered via the higher antahkarana. The Will force of the monad is transmitted via the jewel in the lotus, resulting in the more rapid unfoldment of the petals and thus the taking of initiation by the man in incarnation. If the lower antahkarana is also built, then the conscious inflow of monadic energy along the sutratma to the heart centre can take place. It is this inflow which can make a man a powerhouse for the Will force upon the physical plane and a distributor of “Life more abundant”.31 The movement of energy along the antahkarana is always a two-way process, and the result of inflow of monadic energy into the jewel will be a gradual abstraction of the consciousness of the disciple into the triadal worlds. The best analogy for the operation of the higher antahkarana would be the electric fire of lightning. This lightning flashes forth from the first or logoic plane to the fifth or manasic plane, thus relating the Hierarchies of Leo and Capricorn, two of the signs related to the First Ray. In the lower five worlds the soul relates the triad to the personality as follows: 136
Higher manasic—lower manasic via the knowledge petals. Buddhic—astral via the love petals. Atmic—etheric via the sacrifice petals. These three ‘at-one-ments’ are carried out on the higher three subplanes of the mental plane. The atmic plane is also dual and on the three highest subplanes a similar process takes place concerning the five highest planes of the system: Third subplane—higher atmic energy is transmitted to lower. Second subplane—monadic energy to buddhic. First subplane—logoic energy to manasic. Thus logoic energy finds its expression through the jewel, resulting in the liberation of consciousness into the triad in the same way that atmic energy finds its lowest point of expression in the etheric crown chakra. The higher flow of Will energy follows the path 1:5 while the lower follows the path 3:7. When linked by the flow of the Second Aspect or Love principle on the 2:4:6 planes, an antahkarana from the highest to the lowest takes place. If you extend this relationship on the cosmic physical plane into the cosmic astral you will find the following very useful pattern that reveals the path of action of the First Ray or Will aspect of deity: ARIES - GEMINI - LEO - LIBRA - CAPRICORN - AQUARIUS The Planetary Logos is polarised on the fourth subplane of the cosmic astral plane. This is the plane where the energy of Aries operates, ruled hierarchically by Uranus, god of lightning. The keynote of this plane is ‘unity through effort’. This Will is focused through Gemini into the highest three subplanes of the logoic physical plane where the Fifth Hierarchy is on the verge of liberation. 137
From the logoic subplane, this Will is transferred via the atmic plane to the three highest subplanes of the manasic plane. Thus the Tenth Creative Hierarchy (the Fifth) is the representative of the five liberated Hierarchies and operates on the mental plane. It is the direct recipient of the energy of the Will-to-be of the Planetary Logos, and he seeks to liberate himself from the fourth subplane of the cosmic astral onto the third. As He does so, the Fourth Creative Hierarchy of human souls will be liberated from their causal bodies on the mental plane. Thus the three signs that bring in the First Ray are related to each other: Aries, Leo and Capricorn. The result of this inflow of energy into the mental plane is the irradiation of causal bodies, allowing humans to bring the Third Aspect of the monad, atma, into expression upon the physical plane. This will be the demonstration of the principle of Justice and the establishment upon Earth of governance based upon spiritual Will. The Law will then be implemented on the physical plane by men, functioning as souls under the impression of Shamballa transmitting the Will of the Logos. A study needs to be made eventually of the First Aspect of divinity and the way in which it impacts the minds of men. To date we are still dealing with the Consciousness aspect, but as that consciousness focuses upon the Life aspect, it is itself transfigured through direct experience and identification with the Life principle. The coming Yoga of Synthesis will emphasise this â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;livingnessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; of consciousness as we approach the First Aspect by way of the Second.
October 30 2002 The soul is as limited an expression of triadal consciousness as the physical body is an expression of personality consciousness. In the same way that an individual meditating may be working intensely and yet their physical body is quite still and inactive, the soul considered as the triad may be working with no real activity taking place in the causal body. Really it is the monad that is working, no matter where the consciousness is focused. There is only one ‘self ’ on the cosmic physical plane and that ‘self ’ is the monad. The monad is thus the source of ‘selfhood’ for all lesser states of being in the five worlds, with this selfhood being ‘fixated’ on the higher mental plane as a temporary causal existence for life in the three worlds. The monad is the source of ‘be-ness’ while the mental plane is the source of ‘self-awareness’. To be aware of a self necessarily means one is separate from that self. What separates the causal body from the monad is consciousness, and therefore all consciousness must be transcended before Be-ness can be experienced in its fullness. Beyond that the monad as the source of Be-ness must learn to negate being in the same way that the soul learns to negate consciousness and the personality learns to negate activity. The doorway to the higher always requires the relinquishment of that which is the source of the lower. I want to give you one more piece of information vital to the new teaching: The monad is to the cosmic physical plane what the causal body is to the three worlds. It has the same relationship to the cosmic astral and mental planes as the causal body has to the buddhic and atmic planes, or the physical body has to the emotional and mental bodies. It is the physical externalisation of 139
an identity which originates on the cosmic mental plane, and in fact on the cosmic monadic plane. Your body is to the monad what the monad is to the monad of the Solar Logos. In fact the analogy would be closer if we said the heart centre of the body is to the monad what the monad is to the solar monad. And even closer if we said the heart centre, as the sum total of the energy to be found in the central core of the seven chakras of the body. The heart centre is the seat of the Life principle because it is able to communicate that Life to the centre of each chakra. In a way it could be said to BE the centre of each chakra. Think this through with regard to the monad as forming part of the centre in one of the seven Heavenly Men.
November 6 2002 In the next solar system the monadic plane will be the lowest point of focus, with the expression of this focus occurring through the higher three subplanes of the atmic plane, in the same way that the higher three subplanes of the mental plane are used to transmit ashramic energy in this system. There will be no need for a lower focus by the consciousness of the Heavenly Man because the lower five planes will automatically respond to the impulses and Will emerging from the monadic plane. Being and form will AGREE as a result of the work done on triadal levels during the second system. When we consider the heart chakra of a high initiate, it serves to express the Life principle emanating from the monadic plane, clothing itself first in buddhi and then in astrality before expressing through the etheric body. Because there is no identity in the buddhic or astral realm, then these vehicles serve as sheaths. The disciple is attempting to clear any identity from the astral body so that it becomes a clear reflector of buddhi. The Master is seeking to clear any identification with his buddhic vehicle so that it may become a clear transmitter of monadic force. If we extend this process to cosmic levels we can see that there will come a time when a clear alignment occurs between the solar monad on cosmic monadic levels, and the etheric ‘heart of the Sun’ as it expresses through the seven Heavenly Men focused upon the monadic plane of the cosmic physical plane. In the third solar system our physical Sun will be a sun of the ‘second order’ rather than the fourth, and will therefore be composed of matter of the second ether of the physical systemic plane. As this process of alignment takes place, our Solar Logos will necessarily 141
begin the process of abstraction from his causal body and begin to identify with the solar triad and eventually the solar monad. At some long-distant point in solar evolution, the Will of the solar monad will be able to be transmitted directly through the etheric solar heart centre without any ‘qualification’ by solar triadal consciousness. This ‘reabsorption’ of solar consciousness on the cosmic monadic plane marks the beginning of pralaya at the end of the mahamanvantara. Similarly, when the triadal consciousness is reabsorbed by the monad in the life cycle of a human being, the beginning of the Higher way is entered as the Sixth Degree initiate decides upon which cosmic Path he will leave the cosmic physical plane. Pralaya is only a period of inactivity therefore, to any entity confined to a manifest world. To entities that are operating in the (relatively) unmanifest world, it is a period of activity. For example, when the Logos shifts his focus out of the three lower cosmic planes into the triad for a period, activity dies out in the three worlds, and yet his consciousness is still active. Similarly when a man sleeps, his consciousness continues on the astral plane even though physical activity ceases. To a liberated consciousness there is no sleep, only a change of emphasis of activity. Similarly, when an entity withdraws from consciousness itself there is no discontinuity in the Life aspect, merely a time when that Life is clothing itself in consciousness and a time when it is freed from the limitation of consciousness. If you extend this analogy beyond the cosmic physical plane, you will be forced to also entertain the idea that there may be a time when that which we call Being or Life is being experienced, and a time of non-being or unmanifest experience occurring. 142
That which we call Life, and of which man in the three worlds knows almost nothing, is in reality just another relative experience—the experience of Beingness expressing on the monadic plane. Due to the fact that we are unable to penetrate beyond this, humans extrapolate this LIFE as absolute—as in fact the LIFE which lies behind all existence, in the same way that aspirants assume ‘Spirit’ is anything that is impinging upon their consciousness including the consciousness of the astral plane. Certainly the monad can be a gateway to the greater LIFE of OAWNMBS. In the same way, a heart chakra can be the gateway to astral, buddhic and eventually monadic life, but what is being experienced by a unit in the etheric heart centre is not the same as the experience of the monad upon its own plane. Think this through. A useful analogy is the return of the Buddha at each Wesak full Moon. From the perspective of the personality life of the planet Earth, nothing is occurring apart from a ceremony high in the Himalayas. From the perspective of the soul or Hierarchy there is an ‘appearance’, an inflow of energy into the planetary soul which is awaited and experienced. At the end of the experience the Buddha ‘leaves’ from the perspective of Hierarchy. From the perspective of Shamballa however, the Buddha merely returns his focus to a higher sphere of activity which also comes within the normal sphere of activity of Shamballa. The concept of an Absolute Life is comforting to the mind of man which would like to arrive somewhere final, or at least feel reassured that there is somewhere final beyond his ken. This does not make logical sense however, as all we can truly understand is what we have experienced, or what is passed on to us from those capable of a higher level of experience. Beyond the manifest universe (the 143
seven cosmic planes) is the great unmanifest. And yet this ‘unmanifest’ is quite likely to be merely a universal astral body from that perspective. Who is really willing to limit the limitless by their thought or experience? The common Theosophical perspective is that if we can just make it back to monadic awareness then that is it. There is really only ‘one’ monad, One Life which permeates everything, manifest or unmanifest. Does it not seem reasonable brother, that there are degrees of Life just as there are degrees of consciousness, and that what is being experienced as the ‘One Life’ by a human being may be somewhat different than the reality experienced as the ‘One Life’ by the ensouling entity of a constellation? Of course it makes no sense to talk of things beyond the understanding of man in the three worlds, let alone beyond his experience. The universe is evolving however, and man with it. New truths must ever be revealed to the advancing and developing consciousness, and the next great revelation to humanity is of that which lies beyond Life in the same way that Life lies behind consciousness. In my last series of teachings I endeavoured to convey something of the Life aspect to those who were barely able to contact soul with any real facility. Now I must attempt a similar process at a higher turn of the spiral. Each new teaching turns the previous teaching on its head without negating the essential truth conveyed. You think of Shamballa as a head centre. Try to now contemplate it as a base.
Conclusion—A Call to Synthesis April 16 2003 I want to draw your attention today to putting this work into proper perspective. When speaking of the educational effort undertaken by myself over several centuries, and more particularly the esoteric writings through HPB and Alice Bailey, it is easy to get a distorted view of the relative importance of this work. Indeed it is most valuable in leading many intelligent thinkers in Western society into a deeper relationship with the essential underlying realities of the vast beings who are the energetic realities in which we live. It is not by any means the only form of esoteric truth in the world today, and nor are those familiar with my writings in any way qualified to assume any kind of superior status resulting from its acquisition. On the contrary, the imparting of spiritual information always carries with it responsibility for both the source and the recipient. All true spiritual growth is measured through the application of wisdom, and is obvious to those who watch from the inner worlds in such things as causal development. The great danger of spiritual information that is not applied is that it can serve to inhibit growth rather than promote it. The mind becomes stuffed with data, stored as acquisitively as a banker stores his gold, and distributed with the same degree of expectation of return. Although the type of return is not in this case interest in the monetary sense, but ‘interest’ in the sense of ‘attention’. Humanity as a whole is beginning to be more aware of the power of ‘attention’. Attention is soul energy, whether of not this is understood by the entity directing the attention. This attention is increased by using the powers of ‘mental 145
seduction’ which work the same way as physical seduction. Human desires want to chase that which is withheld from them, in the expectation that its possession will somehow bestow upon them something which they already unknowingly possess. The possession of money for example, is only of value if the individual possessing it is free from any sense that his self value or his survival depends upon such possession. In addition, the money must be recognised as belonging ultimately to the Christ, and must be held in such a way that it brings benefit to humanity as a whole and not to the individual at the expense of the collective. The possession of esoteric wisdom follows exactly the same rules. It is better not to learn anything and to turn away from the esoteric tradition knowing that you know nothing, than to acquire knowledge to artificially bolster a lack of self-worth, or to hold captive the attention of others who seek knowledge for self-serving ends. Just as it is difficult to find genuine philanthropists—those who are able to hold and distribute wealth for the collective—so it is difficult to find initiate esotericists—those able to hold and distribute wisdom for the benefit of their others. The proverb that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter heaven, has particular relevance to the Third Initiation. This initiation, as we know, concerns the mind and the mastery of illusion. Knowledge is gained, thoughtforms are built, and eventually all must be given away and released in order for the indwelling entity to pass freely onto the buddhic plane. This one of the reasons that I have said that there are few esotericists found among the New Group of World Servers. Often those who come to God along the path of service are more able to demonstrate the Love principle that as at the core of the initiatory process than those who come 146
along the path of manas. If you think through the analogy between those who control money and those who control information, and consider the high preponderance of Moon Chain egos in the current make-up of humanity, some light may come on the difficulties that Third Ray types have in releasing that which has been accumulated. There are some hard truths here. The average esotericist would like to believe that he is among the most advanced of humanity simply because he has been drawn to study esoteric matters. Further, he would like to imagine that there are relatively few spiritual workers in the world, and that those people who are in positions of power and influence amongst the educational, political and economic structures of their society are not spiritually motivated. A case could equally be made for the reverse point of viewâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; that esotericists are quite simply those who require remedial work that consists in a prolonged opening of their minds before they are willing to open their hearts. Esotericists can also tend to look down upon those who are obviously motivated by financial gain, while they themselves are motivated by the gain of abstract esoteric information. The harvester of grain is not so different from the harvester of corn as they both are from the sowers of any crop. The truth is that there are very many spiritual workers, and many of them would not label themselves as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;spiritualâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; at all. They are men and women motivated by a sense of contribution to the whole, living lives of balance and goodwill. If you want to transition from an esotericist to an occultist, then the application of wisdom is essential. An esotericist studies the wisdom traditions. An occultist applies them, using the mind to direct higher energies into the world of form, spiritualising Matter as a result of the 147
recognition that both are one. The simplest way for the transition to be made is to give all your possessions to God. Or speaking in the language of esotericism, to give all your personality acquisitions to the soul, which is your Self and in the relinquishing of all, all is gained by your higher identity. And then to relinquish all that the soul has gained through its many incarnations in the three worlds and stored away in the causal bodyâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to give all these possessions of consciousness to the monad, the One, to be utilised according to divine Purpose. I, as a Second Ray worker, would bring to your attention the Law of Repulse for the Second Ray. The Direction of Ray II. The Scholar knows the truth. All is revealed to him. Surrounded by his books, and sheltered in the world of thought, he burrows like a mole, and finds his way into the darkness; he arrives at knowledge of the world of natural things. His eye is closed. His eyes are opened wide. He dwells within his world in deep content. Detail on detail enter into the content of his world of thought. He stores the nuggets of the knowledge of the world, as a squirrel stores its nuts. The storehouse now is adequately full....Sudden a spade descends, for the thinker tends the garden of his thought, and thus destroys the passages of mind. Ruin arrives, destroying fast the storehouse of the mind, the safe security, the darkness and the warmth of a satisfied enquiry. All is removed. The light of summer enters in and the darkened crannies of the mind see light....Naught is left but light, and that cannot be used. The eyes are blinded and the one eye seeth not as yet... 148
Slowly the eye of wisdom must be opened. Slowly the love of that which is the true, the beautiful and good must enter the dark passages of worldly thought. Slowly the torch of light, the fire of right must burn the garnered treasures of the past, yet show their basic usefulness... The seven ways of light must wean away the attention of the Scholar from all that has been found and stored and used. This he repulses and finds his way into that Hall of Wisdom which is built upon a hill, and not deep under ground. Only the opened eye can find this way.”32 If you think of those workers all over the world who have connected with my writings and who have consequently filled their minds with abstract knowledge, as part of one ashramic mind—similar to computers that are networked together and can thus provide far greater storage than would otherwise be the case—then you will have a glimpse of my work. Just as I spread the knowledge through all the books, so I have spread the study of these books through hundreds of thousands of minds on the planet. And now the spade descends. Synthesis underlies the outer form. All my writings could be synthesised by me into one symbol, one word of power, one intention. They emanate from one essential Purpose and have spread far and wide. I now sound again the note of Purpose, bringing the many back to the one, forcing all to drop whatever separative accumulations they have acquired on the way—revealing the underlying synthesis that pre-dated the proliferation. Shamballa is the spade—it breaks down those forms which have served their purpose. Christ is calling all those who have accumulated to release. Harvesting is to be replaced by sowing, and in this way Hierarchy will 149
externalise. This is having an effect on the financiers of the world as well as on esotericists. Distribute your resources now, or hold on to them and have them poison your system and prevent you from accessing that which you seek most. That which was hidden must be revealed, that which was stored up for the future must be spent now.
Notes on the Transmission Process
Preface It is my belief that more and more groups who have equipped and trained their minds in the esoteric teachings are being given opportunities to come into a more direct alignment with the ashram and serve as transmitters for Hierarchical energy and teaching. This would indeed be a welcome balance to the volumes of more astrally based messages that are becoming more prevalent as humanity as a whole becomes increasingly responsive to the Externalising process. I offer these insights from my own experience with this work in the spirit of esoteric science and in the hope that a fuller understanding of the processes involved may lead to a deeper connection by students with the ‘life’ and intent behind the teachings. After studying the esoteric tradition and in particular the works of Alice Bailey for twelve years I was approached by an inner presence that I felt to be the Master DK in January of the year 2000. This was not a generalized energetic contact but a specific request to carry out a particular piece of writing work connected with the general theme of the Third Revelation that was prophesied for the early part of this century. I had both a feeling of ‘déjà vu’ in the sense of having already prepared and agreed to do this work at a deeper level, combined with a sense of trepidation as I realised something of the changes that saying ‘yes’ to this project would precipitate in my outer life. I sat down and wrote the following as it was impressed on my mind. A side note here about the way this process works for me. It is not a dictation process in the sense that I hear 153
and then record individual words. It is a process whereby the ‘idea’, the key archetypal energetic thoughtform (really a ‘thought-essence’) is gently impressed on the mind and then clothes itself in words that are formulated within my mind but can be checked back in reference to the ‘archetypal thought’. It is more a communion of souls than a communion of minds. My soul is receptive to the inflowing energy from the soul of the Master and then this energy clothes itself in the mind and generates words. Naturally elements of my own personality colour what is received but I have found that as the training progresses this diminishes. I have told you that the remainder of the twentieth century was to be given over to the rebuilding of world civilisation and the distribution of world resources. (See Destiny of Nations.) If you could but see things from the inner worlds you might realise how much has been achieved. There is still the working through of the inner victories on to the outer spheres of activity in the three worlds, but great victories for the human spirit there have been. Now begins that tremendous task which so many of you who are now in incarnation are equipped to fulfil. It is for this that I write. I have also said that the Teaching which I have the responsibility to deliver into the mind of mankind has another phase to run. The work now is to anchor the new culture—a culture based on the realities of the inner worlds and thus in alignment with solar systemic and cosmic energies. This new culture is founded upon the energy of liberation—a liberation from living based on fears concerning the survival of the form. Everywhere the vitalising fires of spirit are breaking through into consciousness and liberation is occurring in the hearts 154
of individuals, and increasingly as we enter the Aquarian Age, in the hearts of groups. The keynote of this emerging culture is synthesis. A synthesis that recognises the One Life and thereby allows the group and the individual to find their proper place and purpose within the whole. It is an important truism that ‘synthesis differentiates’ and it is this that allows the recognition and subsequent demonstration of brotherhood. It is brotherhood that is the foundation of Hierarchy, and the expression of this brotherhood upon the outer plane is the promise of the Aquarian Age and the result of the culture of synthesis. The direction of this emerging culture is towards manifestation. The gift of the last two thousand years qualified by the Sixth Ray has been the aspiration of the consciousness, identified with matter, towards spirit. At the cusp of the ages, significant numbers have shifted their identity into the intangible realms and now the great outbreath begins—the expression of consciousness, identified with spirit, towards manifestation and the resulting redemption of matter. It is this great act of courage, exemplified for us in the Christ’s decision to reappear, that forms the directional basis for the Yoga of daring. The Externalisation of The Hierarchy is a deliberate, intelligent, loving and willful act of affirmation. An affirmation of the essential non-dual nature of reality. A demonstration, through identification, that spirit and matter are not two, but one. This demonstration ends the gap in collective consciousness between so-called life and death, liberating 155
humanity and through humanity the other kingdoms in nature, from the clutch of fear. The result of this emerging culture will be ‘life more abundant’. Ultimately we are called upon to truly Live, to allow Life to irradiate us in greater and greater degree—a sustained burning that will eventually set the whole Earth aflame with blue fire so that we may take our place amongst the sacred planets and add our note of harmony to the music of the spheres. Along with this impression came a vision of a series of books completed over the next twenty five years. A plan was being laid out for me in time and space and yet the heart, the core of this outer process was already complete. The core assertion was an energetic ‘sound’, a fiat of freedom, which would gradually clothe itself in ideas, and these ideas would be written down in books and studied. The ideas and the books were not the Teaching however, the Teaching was the reality of the affirmation of inherent freedom ‘sounded’ by a Being with intent to liberate those held within the illusion of mind. Any thoughts or ideas that clothe that ‘sound’ will have at their core that purposeful reality. The Teaching contains then the great Shamballic ‘sound’ stepped down by Hierarchy in such a way that it liberates human consciousness from illusion and then makes of it a sheath for anchoring that ‘sound’ in the depths of matter. In May 2000 at the time of the Wesak full moon I travelled with eight others to the Wesak valley on the slopes of Mt Kailas in Tibet in response to an inner call to be present physically at the time of the Shamballic Impact. 156
Upon return to New Zealand I helped found an esoteric school at Highden near Palmerston North, along the lines of the occult schools laid out in Letters On Occult Meditation. The core of this ‘school’ named itself in meditation “Shamballa School”, although this name did not apply to the outer location but to the inner group process in the founding of the archetypal energetics. This process was guided principally by three inner energies or Masters— the Master Morya, the Master DK and a Seventh Ray Master under the Master R. This triangle worked through a coordinating point, a fourth degree initiate who we also worked with subjectively but never met, and who had the direct responsibility for the project. My writing work continued in three ways. The first part had to do with the third phase of the Teachings. This was definitely under the impression of the Master DK and takes the form of an esoteric and abstract treatise on subjects that lead on from A Treatise on Cosmic Fire. The second phase of the transmitted works deals with the group initiatory process and is also under impression. The third aspect has to do with individual practice and is my own penetrative work although carried out more in alignment with the Morya line of energy. My experience these two ways of writing is quite different. The DK impression writing is rhythmic and requires surrender—the willingness to open the consciousness in a way that allows it to be ‘thought through’. A relationship is established by both sides. The work on the First Ray line is sporadic and requires striving. The consciousness must be brought to a place of intense breakthrough either through abstraction or application to a specific outcome in the three worlds (often both are required) before deeper contact with the energy stream is attained. 157
It is my prayer that these two ways of using the mindâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as an instrument for penetration and as a vehicle for receptivityâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;symbolised by the sword and the chalice, come into greater balance in the world, allowing the reality of what lies beyond the mind to reveal itself. Bruce Lyon
The Transmission Process For those particularly interested in the process of ‘receiving’, the following extracts are from Transmissions over a two and a half year period that specifically refer to the transmission process itself and to my preparation and dialogue as a receiver. They are the only parts of the transmitted material which could be deemed ‘personal’ and relate specifically to this type of training of the mind.
April 18 2001 I want to make some personal comments now concerning your work for me. Now, what I propose is a regular time for transmission. The work that you are doing on Sundays is primarily under the impression of the Master Morya and should proceed. The release of a book on Agni Yoga is much needed at this time. He works somewhat differently to me in that you are required to do much more of the penetrative work. He gives short bursts of energy while I prefer sustained periods wherein I articulate a full piece of work from many angles. I like to work through my scribes rather than have them pierce the veils themselves. The energy is inpouring rather than abstracting, if you know what I mean. If you are willing to work in this way we need merely make a regular rhythmic time for the dictation. Wednesdays work well as the energy of Mercury is conducive to my work. Shall we say an hour or two each Wednesday from 10am onwards? I understand about the fears you have in opening your mind in such a fashion. Rest assured that you are well protected and have been watched and worked on for many years prior to this work commencing. The greatest dangers are not from outside forces interfering with our communication, but from forces within your own natureâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; forces of doubt and pride that may seek to distort or take over this work. Hence we use many such for our works throughout the world and they are tested thus in the quality of their communications and the clarity with which they express our work. Let us begin the training for the day. What I want you to do is to endeavour to hold as high an energetic point of tension as possible and then just let your fingers 160
do the walking. Your work is to hold the consciousness ever in that high place and thus maintain the clear channel through which my thoughts can pour. Yes, it is like developing a muscle and your mind is likely to get tired, rebel and so forth. Remember that I said sustained effort my brother. Your mind is learning to sacrifice. Rather than having interesting bits of information to think about, the elemental lives are being forced to obey and cooperate with a higher energy which seeks to communicate not with them but through them, and this for the benefit of humanity. Do not worry about the quality of what is being written. Give it a month and then review and pass judgement on the material. There are many problems occupying the minds of those who see and guide on the inside. The capacity of humanity to handle the Will is only one of them. Another is the response to the Love Aspect. If you could but know the incredible force which is being generated by the return of the Christ as the ashrams externalise. This energy is what the world waits for but because it does not know this consciously, except in the higher echelons of the race, then the response to the inflow of love is largely unconscious and forms the ‘urge to merge’ in many horizontal ways, sexuality being the most obvious. Group formation, company mergers, currency mergers and the like are also part of this process. Hence you also see the need for the PUTTING BEFORE THE CONSCIOUS MIND OF THE PUBLIC AN INTELLIGENT PRESENTATION OF WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING SO THAT THEY ARE able to respond more CONSCIOUSLY TO THE INFLOWING ENERGY. This you can do—you have the psychological training, the feet on the ground, the demonstration at 161
Highden of a careful approach to the inner worlds. You must find a way to communicate this in an intelligent fashion. This will also require sacrifice my brother as you risk the ridicule and misunderstanding of those who are mentally polarised but not yet heart centred. Highden will continue to grow in reputation and magnetic power. It will attract attention. We will see to that. What you do with that attention is crucial. Those lines of communication must be used to put before the public an intelligent presentation of the fact of the spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, the new psychology, the emphasis on group and the assistance that is available at these crucial times. Another factor that I would ask you to deeply consider is the way in which your teaching is done at the centre. No mention is to be made of these communications to others, and this includes those close to you until such time as it has become clear to you that the communications are valid and make a contribution to the work. Until then, I ask you to draw your support and strength in the uncertainty of the process from me. If at the end of a month of work you are not satisfied, then we will review.
May 2 2001 Disciplining the mind for this type of work is not an easy thing, but progress is being made. You must allow time for this contact to develop and just allow the process to take its course. The reading from last week has not yet been done but you will have noticed how the bits and pieces of information I give you have worked themselves out during the intervening time, and this should be of some use in realising the value of persisting. The archetypes must anchor and Highden will be a place where this process occurs. Hold and deepen your connection with me over time. Work at your current soul lesson which is to become as a soul, a fire at the centre of your project. Really learn the lessons of sacrifice and you will be supported from the inner worlds in this.
May 9 2001 Brother, you have had a trying week. There is much going on within Hierarchy itself, not to mention the agitations in your own group field. I would once again emphasise the need for the archetypes to anchor. Archetypes, Archetypes, Archetypes. Energetic realities seeking to impress themselves upon the material plane, gathering and ordering forms into conformity with the law. The forms will protest of course. Listen to the protestations but keep your will firmly on the side of the archetypes.
May 16 2001 Well, one month has come and gone and you will be aware of a number of responses to our work. First, it will be apparent that the quality of the ‘channel’ varies and that some communications are more powerful and less coloured by the activities going on in your own field. Secondly, you will be aware of the ‘significance’ of the communication— regardless of the ‘meaning’. There is a difference here. The significance refers to the ways in which the inflowing energy shapes the consciousness aspect and affects therefore your environing consciousness. It is this energy which lies behind the formulated words and concepts—the transmission of ‘Life’. Thirdly, you will be aware of the ‘attractiveness’ of the Second Ray energy—there is no repulsion experienced by your emotional and physical vehicles in this process as there is when the emphasis is purely mental or along First Ray lines. I have a few observations of my own to offer about the interaction. It is not easy for you to ‘surrender’ your mind in this way but curiously that is why I have chosen to work with you. Your mind is rather impervious to the input of others which means that the purity of my thought will be maintained IF brother—and that is a big IF—you will trust me enough to fully open to my impression. You trust no-one my brother and that in a way is a good thing and has served you well. If we are to work together however, you must develop and strengthen your trust in me so that a part of your mind is not second-guessing or interpreting as you type. Another major hindrance is the attachment, the stickiness of your astral body. Just as your mind is insular, your emotional body is absorbing so that the environing conditions play upon your astral nature unceasingly. You 165
have done much work in trying to minimise this impact or at least not be controlled by it, however it is still a hindrance. We can work around it by undertaking some cleansing before beginning our work and also by ‘sealing’ the meditation room during the times of our labour. It is important that you come to this work as little energised by your environment as possible. Perhaps a shower and a meditative cleansing before beginning. Go ahead with your writing brother—let the Agni work be completed under your name and as your project. Use this connection for assistance and support. Perhaps later we will work at dictation writing. Agni is peculiarly your own work and a piece of your own soul’s karma, so proceed on that basis. Continue however to set aside this time on Wednesday morning and I suggest that you do something similar for Agni. Friday is the most suitable, and then save Sunday for the abstract work which has no expression and yet is the rock upon which all else is built.
May 23 2001 Brother, I plan to take our work to a deeper level today as an experiment. You will be aware of the need to allow me greater access through your thoughtforms. What I have to say concerns the work of Hierarchy and not so much your work there at Highden. We are in the middle of a planned push forward onto the outer plane and hierarchical workers all over the world are feeling this inner pressure. We require humanity’s conscious cooperation in this process. The education work of the last century was designed to condition the minds of many disciples so that when this push came it would not be too disturbing and disruptive to the minds of men. It is not easy to genuinely open oneself to another kingdom. The boundaries between them are strong and rightly so. If you could but see the whole phenomenon of ‘impression’ encompassing as it does so many levels from astral channelling, to the preoccupation with UFOs, to think tanks; —everywhere mankind is becoming receptive ‘en masse’ to impression. Naturally this impression is being filtered through many layers of energy both individual and collective, and there are many attendant dangers. We have to be careful not to increase the level of illusion and glamour as a result of our impression. That is why we need clear minds and personalities that are not subject to major distortion. You have such a mind brother and we are consequently asking for your help. Information must be able to be spread from many different levels—not only subjective but from living personalities able to stand up and express that which can produce fear and ridicule, in sensible and sensitive ways. The distorted presentations are many, and still often do good work in the overall conditioning 167
process. Clear channels with relatively pure motives are few however and needed. The emphasis is shifting from the mere distribution of information which has been valuable to the ‘embodiment of principles’ which will be far more demanding and therefore more impactful on the psyche of the race. It is one thing to hypothesise about intelligent beings in the inner worlds—another to actually speak on behalf of them. Oh yes, I sense your recoil from being involved in anything like that and question you as to your motive. Is it not, my brother, that you fear the ridicule and misunderstanding that is likely to be directed at you from all corners? Are you not prideful of your independent mind and personality? What would it mean to you to be seen as a mere pawn in the hand of a disincarnate (or at least distantly incarnated) entity? An entity that would be open to much debate as to its very existence. Your motives would be examined closely and many would find them wanting. And you would be challenged most forcefully by your very brothers in the esoteric community. However your work on our behalf would cause much debate in those and wider circles. It would be a tremendous service to our cause, which is the cause of humanity. Only we know the sacrifice brother—others will see the motives as seeking fame and authority from external sources. Don’t you see the irony of it. It is the very fact that you do not want this path as a personality that will help protect you from the pitfalls and more importantly my friend, protect our intended work from taint. As to your thoughts that it might be possible to do it and then put it out under pseudonyms etc…well perhaps you could tell yourself that to make it easier for a while but you must eventually see that we are asking you to stand for 168
it. It is the very fact that there is someone reliable on the physical plane who will put the most intelligent case for our work and existence out there that is crucial to its success. Yes the quality of the work must be there and so we will continue to keep this work rather private until you are sure that it is valuable and not just a figment of your own superconsciousness or subconsciousness! Take time to think it all through brother. Either we exist or we do not. Your answer to that question will determine the future direction of your life. If the answer is in the affirmative, then how will you avoid asserting the fact in your life demonstration? This is the edge of your own next cliff. Me now: Ok well I have felt this coming and I accept I have two types of reservation. Firstly the emotional reaction of avoiding fear, ridicule and so on, as was pointed out. It feels like a ‘cup’ I would rather not lift from that point of view. The second is not so easy to dismiss. It is my genuine and sincere demand that what I embark on is not deluded. I am ready to accept ongoing growth and therefore further revelation that may show what is attempted in a brighter light. But the essential core of the attempt must be real and substantial. I do not choose to have my life expression be a source of delusion for others that leads them along paths that mislead. There is a part of me that needs more—even though I know about faith and have been offered so many proofs already that I feel I ‘should’ just proceed on that basis. I have a spiritual auditor inside me. Pluto is on my Saturn and I am demanding purity of intent from myself and everything I am involved in. Am I really going to stand up as a representative of ‘Masters’ that may in fact be figments of Blavatsky’s imagination to lend strength to her own presentation? What benefit is served by claiming inner higher authorities? Should not the quality 169
of the communication speak for itself? Does truth need bolstering by the appeal to authorities that remain unproven to the reader’s cognition? My concern is right relations in the human family. Is that served by the expression of communications from another ‘kingdom’? Ok so I realise as I am writing these doubts that my life demonstration and experience is already proving that on some level I have answered them satisfactorily. However there is still the premise that I am somehow creating these communications so that a part of me that is seeking power and authority can elevate itself by claiming direct communications to higher authority. I have a good mind and have studied the teachings— how do I know that information coming purportedly from DK is not just an extrapolation of my own thoughts? The telepathic test is that I receive information that I do not have access to through other channels. That would convince me that the communication is at least coming from outside my conscious or unconscious identity. Transmission from the group mind or past life accumulations are still possibilities but by then I am already into mumbo jumbo land so may as well proceed and recant the source later if it reveals itself more deeply. So I feel justified in admitting a personality reluctance which I will work to overcome on condition that I am convinced about the quality and source of the information. Ok so the deal is this: I will offer up what I have developed in this life—a soul/personality high level of integration and respect within the worldwide esoteric community. I will tell the truth = that the information I am receiving is (to the best of my ability to discern) from the Tibetan Master behind the writings of Blavatsky and AA Bailey and is at least a part of the third transmission of the teachings 170
promised for the next century PROVIDED I have sufficient proof of the quality and source of the information. If I receive ‘keys’, ‘laws’, ‘stanzas’ etc that are not only interesting but REVEALING in a way that logically builds upon all that has been given before, then and only then will I STAND UP for you. And I will stand—in gratitude for what is being given and without complaint for the personality arrows which will surely follow such a position. To this I am willing to pledge myself although admittedly I am not in whole heart about this yet but will bend myself towards becoming so. DK: Brother, we understand your position and would not expect anything different. It is useful for us to be able to dialogue in this matter as it helps to separate the two streams of consciousness even though one (mine) is expressing itself through the other (yours). This is part of the mystery of ‘retention of identity’. There is no separation between ‘my soul and thine’ and yet there is retention of identity and ‘authorship’. Strange is it not? Are there not times in your own experience where you are not ‘at your best’ meaning that your consciousness is functioning through lower vehicles which may be somewhat clouded or restricted? If one begins to redefine one’s identity through ‘identification’ with the ashram or with Hierarchy itself, then there will of course be times when more or less of the Self is expressing through any one ‘self ’, but there is no real separation of consciousness and identity. Only the concentration of that identity and its distribution through the component parts. We are one and yet together we are somewhat more than apart. This works in consciousness as well as form. So I see that it will help to explain further the mechanism by which such communications as this can 171
take place—not only for your own comfort but for the satisfaction of our ‘audience’. The best way I can describe it is this—I ‘shine’ my consciousness towards and through your consciousness with intent. In this case the intent is the transmission of the third phase of the teachings. Naturally this shining will stimulate your own consciousness and there will be a necessary period of ‘preparing the field’. It is not dissimilar to the soul conditioning the three periodic vehicles. In this case it is my soul conditioning your soul if such a distinction can be made. This takes place upon the higher levels of the mental plane and so therefore requires that you are able to ‘hold your mind steady in the light of the soul’. This then allows transmission to take place from my soul/mind to your soul/mind. Of course the transmission is energy and that energy will be conditioned by the quality and intent of my soul and mind as well as your own. That is why a clear alignment of intent is necessary. We need to be clear up front what it is that we are trying to achieve together. Then we need to have a functional mechanism that allows us to connect at specific times and in specific places (the causal body). Next we need to work on the quality of our connection—I am used to transmitting but must make adjustments to you as a receiver, and you must learn how to keep the channel clear and also how to purify your own fields so that they do not interrupt or distort the flow of information. I am looking forward to our work together and am pleased by what we have achieved to date.
June 13 2001 Brother I have some personal messages. You must spend some more time alone attempting to deepen your connection to me, your Master, at least in this work and also to work on developing the continuity of consciousness which will be so important in your role within the School. Sleep alone at least a couple of nights a week and especially Tuesday night before our session. Read the information on ‘surrender of the centres’ and begin to practise this surrender, willingly undergone to allow the inflow and control of your individual centres by the planetary ones. This will make of you, an outpost for Hierarchy. It is a training in the art of ‘dying so that something greater can live through you’. It is an art that all in Hierarchy must perfect, and involves the overcoming of the fear that something is lost if ‘identity’ is surrendered at the level of ‘soul’. The so-called soul on the mental plane is merely the wrapping of the buddhic entity in ahamkaric matter. The surrender of the ‘identity’ is the way in which the mental matter is released and the soul returns into its group identification within the ashram upon the buddhic plane. Your separate identity is only an illusion created by the operation of the Law of Fixation upon the mental plane. When you allow the Law of Magnetic Control to be more powerful it ‘pulls the soul free’ into buddhi through bringing the lower aspect of manas upon the mental plane into relationship with its higher aspect upon the atmic plane.
July 11 2001 You have been in reaction to this process occurring with me. It affects you at much deeper levels perhaps than you have allowed for. Specifically the deep fears around giving up control of your thinking processes. Try this mantram. “I, the soul, am in complete control of my instrument. I surrender that control of my own free will and do so intelligently and out of love for my Master and for the benefit of humanity.” Well, we have had a little bit of a break and that has allowed you time to absorb the information I have given you and more importantly, the whole process of contacting me and trying to express my thoughts through yours. What do you think? Me: I am certainly convinced enough of the process to proceed if you think our work will be productive. My own observations about my suitability are: Sometimes I notice I react away from doing the work even though all parts of me feel sustained once I am in the ‘flow’. A discipline thing and also the fear of ‘giving up’. Also, my emotional body can be sometimes too activated to allow for clear communication. The process has shaken up my system more than I would have imagined. And yes, all things considered, I want to proceed. The leading edge is those times when I totally open, and of course that is when the most useful and clear information comes through, but it is also the time that the sessions have most affect on me. DK: My perspective is slightly different. When I ‘look’ towards you I see a light and as I shine my consciousness upon that light it becomes more radiant and expansive. You respond to this by recognising that you are being 174
impacted by energy outside your own system. Then you reach towards me as the source of that energy with trust and devotion. It allows my consciousness to approach more closely to yours. The next step is for me to ask you, for a time to let my consciousness not only pervade your field, but take it over and direct it. This means that my mind is directing the mental matter of your mind for the period of the transmission. I am formulating it into new patterns which you are then writing. Obviously, the quality of your own thinking will have prepared the mental matter and built into it the required capacity. I must work with those who are already prepared and willing for me to lift them to another level. The benefit to you is that once I have worked through your mind, the substance will have had its vibration raised and new connections made. The requirements are that you surrender for a time your control of the field. The crucial issue for me is whether or not you will be able to do this on a sustained and regular basis. Do you trust me enough to surrender and even if you do, will you do so? I do not sense any problem with the capacity if you are willing to make time and then sincerely attempt the process.
May 7 2002 We are beginning a new phase of work with you, both as an individual and as a group field. Just as the time comes when the focus of attention on the development of the personality stops and then begins to occur as a by-product of the use of the personality by the soul, so a similar process occurs on higher levels. The soul builds the causal body (develops it) over many lives and then there comes a time when the development is complete and the causal body is merely used as a transmitter of the energy and Purpose of the monad. As a by-product, a result of the flow through of energy, the causal body is thus brought to the highpoint of its unfoldment, becomes radioactive and is eventually destroyed in the process. This is the outcome eventually of the ‘path of fire’. Rather than spending time building more into the causal field through study and contemplation, the emphasis shifts to distribution. The ‘inbreath’ of the causal body does not arise from the three worlds any longer—it descends from the monad. The outbreath goes into the three worlds and also throughout the abstract mental plane. As the ‘breath’ is brought down from the monad this allows the ‘identity’ to ascend. This is like the Seventh Ray equivalent to an earlier Sixth Ray process when the soul attempts to reach up or ‘breathe out’ to the monad. The link has now been established and the flow is reversed. As monadic energy pours into and eventually destroys the causal field, the inner man is gradually released from the illusion of a fixed identity. The Law of Fixation rules on the mental plane and identity is ‘formalised’—firstly on the abstract levels as the causal body from which the soul incarnates, and secondly, in any one life as a personal ‘identity’ on the lower mental, astral and etheric/physical planes. 176
It is monadic energy which will liberate the immortal soul by destroying the illusions of lesser ‘identities’. This is an important point—it is not the identity of the incarnated soul-infused personality which is attempting to ‘ascend’ out of the mental plane. It is what is left over when those identities have been destroyed. As an individual your work will be to help others build this higher antahkarana— firstly through the aspiring soul/personality and eventually through the invoked descent of electric fire into the causal field. Leave the work of instruction on building the lower antahkarana between the soul and personality to others. Attempt to spend more time ‘free’ from the causal field— this can be done through the act of identification with the ashram—attempt to ‘see’ your own causal body, those of the group and those of the worldwide group with which I am working as contents of one field. This is the view that a Master has and can therefore support in your consciousness if you are able to relax the ‘identity’ muscle. It is rather like the ‘magic eye’ books—a certain relaxation of the focus occurs and a three-dimensional image comes into view. A certain relaxation of the identity occurs and then, firstly the causal bodies of your group are perceived (this would indicate a location of identity on the first subplane of the mental plane) and then the ashram as a whole is ‘seen’ when the location of identity (or should I say when what is left of the being once identity is taken away) is on the buddhic plane. All discussion about whether or not there is an ‘individual monad’ belongs to the mental plane. On the buddhic plane there is only a shared realisation of identity with the ashram and the perception of greater ‘identifications’ that will take place on higher levels. There is a ‘science’ that relates to the building of the higher 177
antahkarana as well as the lower. Just as the soul becomes actively involved once the personality has completed the dedicated work of contact, so the monad becomes actively involved once the soul/personality fusion has reached a certain stage. Both the higher and lower strands are completed from both directions. In fact it is only consciousness which is being completed; the antahkarana itself ever exists and is eventually recognised as the source of Life itself when the consciousness is able to extend from the monad to the base chakra of the personal self. This higher science has everything to do with the Shamballa mysteries. Shamballa energy is now impacting humanity directly. This is equivalent to the monad impacting the personality. In order to complete the triangle, the personality must be able to respond directly, thus closing the circuit. Man must be educated in his personal waking consciousness about the relationship to the monad but this must only occur when the soul and personality have achieved a certain level of integration. The descent of soul energy into the personal vehicles produces glamour and illusion initially. The descent of monadic energy into the soul produces crisis. The reverse is also trueâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;it is the light of the soul which is able to clear the glamours and illusions of the personality. It is the life of the monad which is able to resolve the crises of the incarnated soul. Before the Second Initiation, there is no contact of any real conscious nature with the monad. The crisis of the astral nature at the Second degree is so great that the point of tension created opens the channel to the monad for the first time. Crisis invokes response. Once the disciple understands this process they can eventually invoke monadic energy at will. Crisis is now the result of the invocation and not the cause. The soul is being in effect â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;evokedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; by 178
the monad. The inflowing â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; has become much more attractive to the individual and this attraction is strong enough to offset the negative experiences that the lower nature endures as a result. This process culminates in the Fourth Initiation.
October 15 2002 I have some personal instructions for you this morning. I would like our work to enter into a new phase that involves a deeper training in surrender. Up until now I have been putting ideas into your mind and you have been developing them yourself. For the advanced teaching that I am intending to impart I will need to have a greater degree of control over the process. This will mean that you must be able to surrender more fully to my consciousness and to allow it to express more fully without the interference of your own mind. This is why you are experiencing an aversion to thought and to mental processes as I seek to liberate your consciousness from its identification with the mental plane. In order for me to do this work you must be able to abstract yourselfâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to move your soul consciousness higherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;to rest in the inner place of peace while I am writing through you. You will experience this as an intensely restful and blissful experience and your training is to be able to hold this point of inner focus and tension for longer and longer periods. It is a definite training. The more fully you are able to hold this inner alignment the more fully I will be able to use your vehicles and therefore the more vital information I will be able to deliver. If your consciousness is present and trying to understand and filter all the information as it comes through, then a much longer and more laborious process results. I am in effect then limited by the limitations of your consciousnessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the result will be work that is on the outer limits of what you are able to penetrate into yourself, aided by my energy. I seek to do something more however. To give information which is beyond that which you are capable 180
of presently understanding—information which will be useful to students studying in years to come. To do this I must be able to bypass the intelligence in you which seeks to understand, and merely express information through you. To do this you will need to experience a greater degree of being ‘out of control’—however if you do this correctly your consciousness will be restored and renewed as it rests in the high place. Your benefit will come as a result of being able to move aside for periods of time. The experience is somewhat like being able to die while you are still alive. You, as a soul, merely surrender your vehicles and return to a deeper focus in the ashram and more and more, the monad. This opens a greater door between inner and outer existence, allowing you to rejuvenate yourself as a soul. You must remember that the capacity to liberate oneself as a soul is not necessarily related to the capacity for wisdom. At the Third degree you are able to conquer ‘death’ and travel more easily between the inner and outer worlds. This is a stage that marks the end of the soul’s education in the three worlds and the beginning of the higher education of the soul as it seeks to work consciously in the five worlds. As a Master of the five worlds I am able to impart information or concepts which express this experience so that disciples will be able to make more rapid progress as a result of preparation for what lies ahead of them. You must learn to move aside and trust this process without trying to control it. The control comes from a two-fold concern. The first is that you fear the quality and accuracy of the information—you attempt to overcome this by filtering it through what you already know and thus limit what can come through. In order to overcome this fear I suggest you take the experimental approach. Continue to use your time 181
on Wednesday morning for writing which you share with your group. Then make some more time available, while you are prepared and still fresh for cutting edge writing where you attempt to move further aside in the process. Share this with no one but evaluate it yourself over time— say a month or two. The second fear is more difficult to overcome. You fear being ‘taken over’ by me. This is a result of your identification with your causal body. The analogy in the three worlds is the fear of someone else’s emotions working through your physical body. In the latter analogy, you must be able to say ‘no’ to the process first in order to later surrender yourself to merging with another. When the merging is unconscious and particularly when the merging is against your will, then damage occurs and fear results. You can work to overcome this fear by remembering that you are the ‘sovereign’ of your own vehicles and have choice over when and how they are used. The other side of the fear is a desire to leave and not return which manifests as a desire to be ‘taken over’ and let someone else be responsible for your life. This work is only possible when an individual in the three worlds is fully responsible for their own soul purpose and expression AND in addition makes time for their vehicles to be available for a higher purpose—in this case to be utilised by my consciousness in order to express a body of teaching. The point to remember is that when you are identified with and therefore ‘invested’ in the ‘notself ’ you become both protective of that ‘not self ’ and desirous of being liberated from it at the same time. These are conflicting impulses and they can be experienced by the soul in relationship to the causal body as well as by the emotional body in relationship to the physical body. The 182
key is disidentification resulting in disinvestment. This is the very thing you will achieve by lifting your focus higher for longer and longer periods to dwell in the inner sanctuary. As a by-product of this process, you will also develop a greater trust in me and find that your vehicles are much more rapidly developed as a result of their brief ‘inhabiting’ by my consciousness. So let us attempt something of this: Begin with this seed thought —‘As a soul I am Master of my personality. It is my field of expression and the way by which I learn to manifest my purpose. I now willingly surrender that field for (specific period of time) in order for it to be used by He who is Master of me in the same way that I am Master of my personality. This surrender is accomplished through the active principle of Love.’
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