Most of the blog entries were synthesized from various works. The original intent is to clarify for myself the information that had come. There was a need to ensure the integrity of the information received by cross checking them with others. With Theosophy and Ageless Wisdom as the basic framework, the “new information” must be in harmony. It must also resonate with a deeper reality within. I am sharing this synthesis with the view that it also assists the reader in clarifying and discerning for him/herself the truth, relative as it may seem.

The root doctrine of Ageless Wisdom is also the basis of the “esoteric (hidden) traditions” of most major world religions:
1. Cabbala of Judaism
2. Ancient Gnosticism, Essenes and Nazarene, and the Medieval Rosicrucian and Masonry in Christianity
3. What HP Blavatsky called “Esoteric Buddhism”
4. Sufism in Islam
5. Vedanta, Upanishads and Yoga of Hinduism

In the late 19th century, Helena P. Blavatsky (1831-1891)reintroduced the Ageless Wisdom through various works, such as “The Secret Doctrine” and “Isis Unveiled.” She called it "Theosophy;" she also established the Theosophical Society, under the guidance of Ascended Masters known to the world as Masters Morya, Kuthumi and Djwal Khul (who purportedly appeared to the world as the Three Magi during the birth of Jesus).

Blavatsky claimed her main source as an ancient book called "The Book of Dzyan" (from the Sanskrit Dhayana, meaning "mystic meditation"). In c. 400 BC, the book found its way as the Chinese "C'han Philosophy" and the Japanese "Zen," both of which took root from Buddhism.

Blavatsky also wrote "The Voice of the Silence," derived from "The Book of the Golden Precepts," which she claimed had the same origin as the "Book of Dzyan." Many of the Golden Precepts can be read in the Bhagavad Gita. Another book, "Light on the Path," written by Mabel Collins, was also derived from this source. A third book, "At the Feet of the Master," written by J. Krisnamurti (at 15 years old) completes a trilogy, considered as the basic tenets of “Theosophy.”

After Blavatsky died, the society underwent changes and spawned several other groups, such as the Esoteric Order of the Golden Dawn (MacGregor Mathers), Fraternity of the Inner Light (Dion Fortune), the “new” Rosicrucians and “Masonry,” the Anthroposophical Society (Rudolf Steiner) and the World Order of the Star (J. Khrishnamurti).

Alice A. Bailey, formerly an associate of Theosophical Society, also spun off with her Lucis Trust. She authored 24 books on esoteric philosophy, guided by Master Djwal Khul (DK) for 30 years (1919-1949) on a more advanced presentation of the Ageless Wisdom. She founded the Arcane School, training aspiring world servers in esoteric work.

After Bailey, several "guided" authors advanced the Ageless Wisdom. The information from these authors was the basis for the Ageless Wisdom Updates.

Among the major sources for this synthesis are the writings of/from H.P. Blavatsky, C.D. Leadbeater and Douglas Baker of the Theosophical Society; Alice A. Bailey of the Lucis Trust; Janet MacClure of the Tibetan Foundation; Hilary Hargreaves and Mark Brittain of the School of Inner Light; Genesis 2012; Kryon, through Carroll Lee; and the Pleiadians, through Barbara Marciniak & Amorah Quan Yin. The sources were appropriately labeled.

This synthesis is divided (initially) into 5 parts:
Part I - The Logos and Creation (Planes, Dimensions, and Human Evolution)
Part II - The 12 Rays and Spiritual Hierarchy
Part III - Cosmic Humans/Groups & Elohims, Archangels and Secret Rays
Part IV - Humans: Chakras (Centers), DNA, Electromagnetic Forces, Light Bodies, Layers of Consciousness
Part V - Updates and further elaboration of the 4 Parts.
-- Earth, DNA and Humanity (3 Part Series)
-- Ageless Wisdom and the Book of Revelation (3 Part Series)
-- Esoteric Astrology (3 Part Series)
-- Global Calamities and Human Evolution (3 Part Series)

The presentations (entries) are from newest to oldest. That is, Part I is the earliest and thus the oldest entry.

Discernment is very important when dealing with Ageless Wisdom. Mastership, from the viewpoint of the Master DK, is about "mastery of oneself" and not about "having pupils." (DK's Introduction in Violet Starre's "The Diamond Light,"2000)

Dion Fortune (in "The Esoteric Orders and Their Works," p. 83) explained: “upon the mundane plane, it is impossible to escape from the limitations of the human personalities. A great occultist will make a great occult school, but upon his death the mantle may fall upon unworthy shoulders and the glory be departed or turned to corruption.” Fortune added: some (mystery schools) have flourished unchecked, feared and revered by the people they guided, sometimes fallen into evil ways as the degenerated voodoo schools. Some retained a noble tradition as in certain Indian and Chinese schools and monastic orders, accepted as part of racial life.

In the words of Khrisnamurti (“The First and Last Freedom”): “It is through self-knowledge, not through belief in somebody else’s symbols, that a man comes to the eternal reality, in which he is being grounded...Our system of upbringing is based upon what to think, not how to think.”

In the words of the Master DK, the Tibetan (Introduction of AABailey Books, 1935) who inspired this synthesis: “the books that I have written are sent out with no claim for their acceptance. They may or may not be correct, true and useful…If the teaching conveyed calls forth a response from the illumined mind of the seeker in the world, and bring a flashing forth of his intuition, then let that teaching be accepted. But not otherwise.”

From Master Kuthumi (through Michelle Eloff): “A liberated spirit never needs to hold onto anything because every moment provides what is needed, because the moment is perfect… your daily purpose makes up for your greater purpose on Earth. Do not waste time searching for the grand purpose of your life. Be present and embrace the purpose of the moment. Every moment has a purpose, which is why you are in it.”

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Soul Journey Amidst the Storm

What is going on?

Two articles from the Spirit of Ma'at December 2011 issue have attracted my attention. They serve as "guides" to what is going on in the world and in one's personal soul journey, respectively. I have posted them here, along with some direct quotes which i found very interesting.

The Eye of the Storm by Julia Griffin 

'"The Turning of the Ages" is loosely defined as the movement of the sun through all of the astrological signs, as a completion of a twenty-six thousand year earth cycle. The sun moves through an astrological sign in about 2,160 years, comprising an "Age." The turning of the ages bestows additional light for the evolution of the soul. (It's important to keep in mind that self-mastery is key to soul evolution.)"

 "The Aquarian Age is governed by an air sign, ruled by Uranus, which influences the quantum field or akasha. (Aquarius is symbolized by a man pouring water into the air or akasha, and the highest emanation of water/emotion is love. The akasha is ruled by Uranus.) It's interesting to note the influences of the Aquarian age or the movement toward the Quantum Field or the akasha. Man or Woman is composed of four bodies: spirit and mind (fire + air=electrical) and emotions and body (water + earth=magnetic), thus we are electro-magnetic beings on an alchemical basis."

"Earth scientist, Greg Braden, identifies the shift of the ages as associated with the loss of magnetism and/or possible polar shift. According to Braden, the earth pulses in a Base Resonant Frequency, which is the heart beat of Earth. It has increased in frequency from 7.8 cycles per second in 1958 (Schumann Frequency) to approximately 9 cycles per second in 1996, with a projection of 13 cycles per second at the time of the actual shift of the ages. This increased frequency also affects the pulse of the physical body."

"The shift of the ages brings a great dispensation of light; however, the new energies can be disconcerting—often causing imbalance from the influx of new energy. It's helpful to realize that the emotional states and thoughts may last for a few days or weeks. One of the lessons on the soul journey is discarding preferences—just because we feel one way on one day doesn't mean that we won't feel differently on the following day. Work for acceptance of both states and remember — in the big picture, we live in an exciting time."

"The identification of any troubled state as part of our personal consciousness can be freeing. Whether or not we actively participate, some part of our psyche is attached to the overall scheme of events. Often, the best solution lies in patience. Clear guidance can come from objective observation, acceptance of a state and meditative awareness."

"Ultimately, human beings, who quest for enlightenment, work for the accomplishment of balance in the physical and spiritual worlds. Mastery is earned through work. When in a centered state, we no longer move between the illusory and real, for it is possible to perceive the fabric of the invisible spiritual world, as well as its direction. We are also open to the voice of the higher self, which directs our motions and advises us well. It is in this state of consciousness that we perceive the beauty and flaws of the physical world with compassion and gratitude, so that love and light meet with us, as companions on the path of enlightenment."

Updating Your Soul's Journey by Norma Gentile

"Whatever your soul planned to do before you incarnated on Earth has probably changed. Especially if you incarnated before 1972; humanity changed - the planet changed — so whatever your soul decided to do here on Earth before you incarnated has probably changed."
"During the past fifty years or so there have been multiple shifts in our reality that our souls did not anticipate. Depending on when in our linear time line your soul decided upon this lifetime's goals and challenges, you may be experiencing yourself as disconnected from your own life. Isolation is one symptom I commonly hear from clients, as well as the sensation of floating away from the physical life you are living. From my experience, this simply means that what your mind may think is your soul's journey is no longer your soul's journey."

"The soul's journey is more apt, at this point in time, to be revealed first to your body, then to your heart, and finally to your brain. Once entered into, your new soul's journey will continue to weave and shift throughout your lifetime. Learning how to monitor and adapt to changes in your soul's journey is most useful."
"As you explore your journey, it is your mind that is able to look backwards and tell you where you have been. It is the heart and body that can look into the present moment and tell you where you are. Together, the mind, heart and body can chart a potential path for your future. But this is usually the near future, as your external world continues to shift and change."
"I am emphasizing here that the brain can only look back at what has already happened. Most of us use our minds as the determiner of what to do. This leads us to repeat old patterns and repeat the same unwanted results. When this happens it is easy to assume that we are not in touch with our inner spiritual life or outer world."

"Simply put, the body lives only in the present moment. The mind remembers the past and can anticipate the future. Our minds therefore live without being anchored in the present moment. This can be very helpful, but not if you are trying to understand your soul's journey right here and right now."

"Our body sees where we are in the present moment. That information rises to our heart center. The heart feels our relationship to this present moment. Do we like it and want to extend our experience or are we ready to move onto some other experience? Our heart answers this question and sends the information onto our brain. Our brain collects the information from our body and heart, adds its own ability to see the past and comes up with the most likely potential future."

"Remember that our brains do have the ability to live in the past, present and future. We as humans are stepping into an exploration of creating outside of linear time. The first step in this exploration is comprehending how linear time functions. We must first understand time in order to understand how not to be subject to time."

"What we are now able to do is change the point that exists in our past. By looking back and clearing past patterns the point behind us changes its location. That means the line drawn between our past and our present naturally changes. Our potential future changes every time we address, clear and release issues from our past."

"When we make changes in this lifetime those changes echo out to all of our other lifetimes and offer healing changes into those lifetimes. Since our bodies exist in the here and now, making changes in the here and now will get you the biggest results."  

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Great Invocation (Updated Version) and 11-11-11

The following Great Invocation was received by someone from Baguio City through her crystal last October 23, 2011, with very specific instructions, which was followed to the letter. The messages were purportedly from the Masters, which included Master Djwal Khul. 

I leave it to the reader to discern the veracity of the "updated" Great Invocation. Suffice to say that the Great Invocation in its original form first appeared on page 31 in the book, "Reappearance of the Christ," written by Alice  A. Bailey  in 1945 and published in 1948. The information was received, with instructions,  before the statement on page 73 of the "Reappearance of the Christ," was opened (and read) which said: 

"The success of Christ's return to visible Presence, as well as other factors (related to His reappearance), are dependent upon happenings and contacts which are now taking place within this period of tension. In any point of tension - no matter what the time factor may be - energy is being generated, held for future use, and focused in such a manner or condition that its force can be directed wherever needed and whenever called for...A point of tension is symbolically, a storehouse of power. Today the energies which will be uniquely distinctive of the Kingdom of God are gathering momentum and assuming direction through the agency of the Masters of Wisdom, in cooperation with the will of Christ."

      The Great Invocation received was first uttered in the home of  an advocate of Ageless Wisdom in Baguio City, Philippines last October 28, 2011, at exactly 3:35 PM. The original Great Invocation was first mouthed, minus the last line, followed by the updated version.

     (Note: The last line "Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on earth" was restated in the updated version with the word "restore" replaced by the word "fulfill.")

      The invocation was made by 5 people,  representing the four elements of earth, fire, water, air and ether. At the center of the table was a crystal which was obtained from a Crystal Cave  in the city. The invocation was followed by the utterance of the "Om" sound, with each of the five given their respective keynotes (at the personality, soul and spirit levels) through the crystal.

Thereafter, a daily invocation was made twice a day (upon waking up in the morning and exactly 6:00 PM everyday) until November 11, 2011.  Last  November 11, it was recited five (5) times - upon waking up, at 11-12:00 PM, at 3-4:00 PM, at 6:00 PM and at 12:00 Midnight.


I    From the standpoint where the will of God lives
May Love prevail requited by men
From the point of tension hailed ineffable
May Christ return to Earth.

II   Grant Humanity the power of Love
To stand humbly in the Presence
May all men in Spirit dwell
Stand cognizant of the Will.

III  Let no man’s grail prevent Humanity’s vow
To know of Eternity leading to the Path of Return
Let all man manifest its true Divine Self
In each heart seeking not the tree of Life.

IV Joy and harmony be granted
Otherwise treaty of peace veiled no more
Forgotten inside hidden by the trembling fear
May the Light negate such state of dream.

V  Highest quest be granted fulfillment
Infallibility of Matter notwithstanding Love
May light descent on Earth
Giving man the wisdom to know.

VI  Humanity’s quest may stand revealed
From the standpoint of light and love
Perfection be realized from the standpoint of Will
Unity towards harmony may be instilled again.

VII From the point of the Highest Manifestation
Inside every heart’s fire
Resides the spark that never dies
Let all man ignite the flame
To restore everything that has been lost.

VIII  Fulfilled destiny from within and without
In the state of grace they all may bow
Flame of love fires the in-dwellers of Spirit
Humanity resurrected back to Grace

Let Light and love and Power fulfill
The Plan on Earth.

The following felicitations were also "given" after the Great Invocation was received:
1.       I am M. DK. I am here to congratulate you. It’s a job well done.
2.       I am M. St. G. Joyous greeting to you.
3.       I am the L.M. glad tidings to you.
4.       I am S.B. Glad tidings to you.
5.       I am H. My humble greeting to you.
6.       I am K.H. My humble greeting to you.
7.       I am KIHIG (?) Highlight.
8.       I am M.H. (?) Glad tidings to you.
9.       I am M. F. (?) Highlight
10.   I am M.H. Highlight
11.   I am S.K. In Spirit, I am with you.
12.   I am M. X. (One that must not be named). In Spirit I am with you.
13.   I am M. T. (?) In Spirit I am with you.
14.   I am M.O. (?) In Spirit I am with you.
15.   Adepts of the Ancient Order have come in spirit now gathered in Light just to greet you, our brother, on this culminating moment in time. In peace, reaped is immanent justice. Good job.
16.   I am M. Gobi. Overwhelmed you may be, from joy I give my glad tidings to you.
17.   I am from the Star of another Universe, give our peaceful tidings to the rest of Humanity.
18.   I am from “just another star” (SIRIUS?), greeting from home.
19.   I am your present, and I am who you are. Love is the reason for your being. Giving yourself unto Love is the reason for your living.
Give unto Love what Love is all about.
For Love is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
In Love, you all shall return.
From Love, Humanity is formed.
I came to you in peace, in peace you rest in joy.
In Love, you are now home. Happy is my heart, my son.
I am just your friend from a friendly star. Farewell.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The New Duality - Love and Power

This is a message from Metatron, posted by Tyberonn, April 6, 2011 in the Spirit Library. I find its message very profound and relevant.

As we shift from the 3rd to the 5th dimension, there is a shift in duality from "Love and Fear or Hate;" or from "Ego-centeredness to selflessness" to "Love and Power." The two streams of Love and Power had been with us in several lifetimes. Love is a feminine energy; Power is a masculine energy. Each of us had had previous lifetimes learning the ropes for each stream. It is time for us to integrate both in ourselves. It is time for us to grow in wisdom to manifest both in harmony. It is time for us to bring forth all the lessons learned from those streams of lifetimes and blend them in our hearts and mind. The heart breeds humility and compassion; the will creates and manifests.

As we move on, we must also beware of what Metatron calls "Spiritual Peter Principle." The concept of Peter's Principle, as applied in management practice implies that one grows in the level of the organization until one reaches his level of incompetence. Spiritual Peter's Principle implies that as one grows in spirituality, one reaches a state of spiritual "inexperience." This should constantly remind us to be more discerning about our truths. and be always on guard that we may fall into a downswing spiral (and worse, carry others with us.)

Metatron puts it stratforwardly. The time for channeling is over. The time for belief in Masters outside oneself is over. True mastership starts with affirming oneself as an expression of the deeper source - the God within. The first Master one bows to is the deeper Self. All the rest (of the guides and support systems) follows the bidding of the Master within. But let this not blind us to the other truth - we are linked to everything else. Compassion is the key to relating with "others," who, ultimately are "one" in us; in our Heart of Hearts.      

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Esoteric Psychology, Part 3: The Soul, Spirit and the Bridge

The Self or Soul                                                                           
The self, according to Carl Jung, is the mid-point of the personality around which all the other systems are constellated. It holds the systems together and provides the personality with unity, equilibrium, and stability. It is life’s goal, which motivates humans to seek for wholeness. The psyche, Jung adds, is purposeful and has a natural urge to grow to wholeness.

The self is a wholeness that transcends all consciousness. To reach transformation, one lets go the persona, face the shadow, inner darkness, and recognize the contra-sexual side of one’s nature – the anima or animus. One must own all those aspects of oneself that were projected into others. 

Before a self can emerge, it is necessary for the various component of the personality to be developed and integrated. For this reason, the archetype of the self does not become evident until the person has reached middle age.  At this time, the person begins to make a conscious effort to change the center of the personality from the conscious ego to one that is mid-way between consciousness and unconsciousness. This mid-point is the province of the self.

From the viewpoint of esoteric psychology, Jung’s concept of the self is equivalent to the soul, the entity that lives across lifetimes. The soul is an energy vortex or consciousness center, which draws matter from still subtler realms. It may also refer to the momentum of the essence as it goes through the process of individualization.

The soul, as the essence of the perfect human being, having a quality of its own, is possible, because it can be conceived by the personality. While it is separate from the personality, it is nevertheless always a part of the personality. The soul provides the ideal and serves as the guide towards itself, as the essence. The personality together with the soul essence develops the ego, the particular note of the human being.

The soul enters the world at the time of the baby’s physical birth and guides the child in the latter’s innocence. It may, however withdraw and remain in the causal realm when the personality becomes enmeshed in the material world and adopts a rigid persona or mask. It can only express itself as the individual gains a new function, a new way of perceiving reality. 

Just as the function of breathing begin at birth and the new function of abstract reasoning at the end of childhood, so at the moment of maturity, the new function begins, based on man’s consciousness of his existence and of his relation to the universe, to sustain his creative power and express his essence. 

Evolution and Soul Development

Evolution as used here means the advancement of consciousness power in overcoming physical limitation and all conscious states that would inhibit the full expression of the spark of Love in all kingdoms of intelligence.

True evolution is "spiritual evolution" whereby the consciousness vehicles evolve toward the divine self in concert with one another. Spiritual evolution coordinates the enlightenment of consciousness vehicles giving sustaining purpose to life through Love and Wisdom.

As the personality draws more experiences as a human being, it then comes closer to the ideal, the soul.  At the same time, it enables the soul to become more and more manifested reality in the personality.

This process is known in Sanskrit as yoga, union, or antakarana the bridging, the gradual upward movement of the personality towards its essence on one hand, and the gradual downward movement of the soul, as essence, to connect with the personality, on the other hand.

The process may be likened to a butterfly undergoing metamorphosis. Initially, the personality, as the worm, only perceives itself as a worm. Eventually, as the person reflects on human essence and the more he separates his aim from the habits and failings of the personality, the more intense he will become conscious of self, in the process building a cocoon. Inside the cocoon, gradually, the person’s most hidden weaknesses, self-indulgences, excesses, longing, capacities and aspirations will be drawn into the light of the new consciousness. Eventually, he becomes the butterfly, a transformed self.   

                  In the course of the development of the individual’s consciousness, life reaches him in two ways, by tuition that the world gives and by intuition, the working of the inner self. As one develops, intuition increases and one does not depend so much as before on the instruction that the world provides.

The new function, awakened at maturity or at the peak of the person’s life, may reveal to man a sudden vision of the whole, of which the other functions have given him but partial and conflicting glimpses. Sometimes in the same awakening, it may also reveal to him a new expression of the whole, to the fulfillment of which all the rest of his life will be dedicated. 

The awakening enables man to perceive directly and personally a cosmos in its unity. Only in the discovery of such a new function enables man to continue to ascend to a different level of maturity. This new function is referred to Abraham Maslow’s drive for self-actualization.

These realizations or apprehended expansion of consciousness are under natural laws, and come in due course to every soul. In normal degrees, they are undergone daily by every human being, as his mental grip of life and experience gradually grows, accompanied by the expansion of knowledge. These experiences become initiations into the wisdom when the knowledge gained is consciously sought for and is applied to life, willingly used in service for others and intelligently utilized on the side of evolution.   

Bridging Personality and Soul

The antahkarana, “the bridge” between personality and soul involves two major processes.[1]
First is the integration of the bodies of the personality - the physical, emotional and lower mental bodies, anchored in the physical body. Such integration manifests as a “balanced personality”, and characterized by a person whose physical body; instincts and emotions are under the direction of reason. 


           The second involves the process of soul expression through the personality. It will be recalled that the soul is composed of matter from the higher planes of the fifth (will), fourth (intuition) and higher mental level (the abstract mind). These bodies form the upper triad of man, which reside in the causal body (matter from the higher mental plane). The attempt of the soul, the three-fold essence of man, to come down to the level of the personality, may be represented as an inverted triangle or pyramid, reaching down to the personality through the facility of the mental plane, as it were, it reaches down to the abstract level, while the personality reaches up through reason (lower mental).

The antahkarana has three stages, in terms of the shift of focus. First, the mind would be set working at a geometric pace with the transference and unity of the concrete mind with the abstract mind. This implies the shift from ordinary function of the intellect, to the higher function of abstract thinking. With this bridging, the person begins to draw more matter from the higher mental plane. He thus thinks in terms of the world of ideas, of beauty, perfection and the attributes associated with God – all-powerful, all-loving and all-knowing. The world of the formless can thus manifest in the world of forms. 

                The second is the bridging of the astral or emotional body with intuition (or buddhic body). This stage implies that intuition, as conscience, manifests in the emotional aspect (astral body) of the human being. With the resurgence of greater, deeper feelings, man becomes capable of greater love and understanding, particularly in so far as he relates to all being in the world.

The third aspect relates to the bridging, first of the root center (physical) to the crown center (atmic or will), then of both, with the brow center (balance and harmony).    This implies the marriage of matter and essence, but this time with the consciousness of the individual soul. Thus, the soul manifests as a threefold being in the personality; the individual becomes integrated with the essence. It then enters the soul-path towards integration with spirit as an Adept. This is symbolized in the “Star of David.”                     

             The awakening of consciousness is preceded by a period of gradual development, with the awakening being instantaneous at the moment of self-realization, succeeded by another period of gradual evolution. This period of gradual evolution, in its turn, leads to a later crisis, called “initiation.” From a thinking entity, the human being is gradually initiated into an intuitive and spiritual existence.

When the unity is achieved, then the personality is absorbed into a different higher form, a consciousness equivalent to an adept or a sage who has attained wisdom. The soul, as the essence of the perfect human being, also recedes (or ascends) and becomes a different essence, a different ideal, the essential “spirit-self,” which is the individual link to the origin of life itself.  The spirit-self is the unit of consciousness, the “breath of life” or monad from a First Cause.

[1] Dr. Douglas Baker and Celia Hansen,  Superconsciousness Through Meditation, Samuel Weiser, Inc., NY, pp. 15-16

Esoteric Psychology, Part II: The Personality, Persona and Collective Unconscious

Personality and Psyche              
                The human psyche, according to Carl Jung, consists of three parts – the conscious, the personal unconscious and the collective unconscious. The conscious is that which is awake in man, the one that perceives. The personal unconscious lays near the surface, which contains the “shadow,” the primitive, uncivilized part of the human species, which usually appears in dreams as a person of the same sex.
Below the shallow waters of the personal unconscious lies the collective unconscious, which contains the dreams and symbols from the whole history of mankind. It also contains man’s religious aspirations, his need to define his existence, his soul. When these deeper aspirations appear in dreams, they manifest as a person of the opposite sex, called the anima, the Latin word for soul. For females, the soul being is male and called animus.

                The person already have these parts at the time of birth and are stored in both the DNA and the brain, waiting to express themselves, depending on the trigger mechanisms in the environment, the circumstances which would make them manifest. This relates to the eastern concept of karma, which may be defined as the momentum for potential action, generated from past actions. They were deeply ingrained as patterns of behavior of the person drawn from both the collective memory of the species and the personal circumstances (and actions) of previous incarnations of the individual.
The ego is the conscious mind, made up of conscious perceptions, memories, thoughts and feelings. It is responsible for feelings of identity and continuity. From the viewpoint of a person, it is regarded as the center of consciousness, what the person thinks he is. It does not mean egotistical, but a sense of “I-ness,” the chief executive officer of the personality.

The ego is apparently already born with the personality. It is the personality, as the personality consciously knows it. It is, in fact the core of the personality, drawing to itself a cohesive and rigid energy patterns from the subtler realms of the physical (etheric or quantum realm), emotional (or astral) and mental worlds.    
            The personal unconscious consists of experiences that were once conscious, but which were repressed, suppressed, forgotten or ignored; or experiences that were too weak to cause a conscious impression.

           A complex is an organized group or constellation of feelings, thoughts, perceptions and memories that exist in the personal unconscious, attracting to it or constellating various experiences. A person is born with a set of patterns in the personal unconscious, reflected in his deepest memories. However, as he interacts with the social environment, he accumulates experiences that add on the composite personal unconscious or release some complexes. The content of the personal unconscious is accessible to the ego.

Collective Unconscious and Persona

               The collective unconscious is the storehouse of latent memories inherited from one’s ancestral past that includes the racial history of humans as a separate species, including their pre-human or animal ancestry.

             Archetypes are the structural components of the collective unconscious. An archetype is a universal thought form (idea) that contains a large element of emotion. It is a permanent deposit in the mind of an experience that has been constantly repeated for many generations.
The animus and anima are the male and female archetypes respectively in a person. These archetypes, although conditioned by the sex chromosomes and the sex glands are the products of the racial experience of man with woman and vise-versa. The shadow archetype consists of the animal instincts that humans inherited in their evolution from the lower forms of life. It is responsible for the conception of “the original sin.” When projected outward, it is the conception of the devil or the enemy.    

The persona is the mask worn by the person in response to the demands of social convention and tradition and to his or her own archetypal needs. It is the role assigned to one by society, the part that society expects him to play. In practical terms, the persona is the composite of the various roles that the person plays in his lifetime – a good boy or girl, the parent and spouse, the employee or supervisor, all roles which relate to conforming to socially accepted norms.

In ordinary living, an individual may become so attached to the roles he plays to the point that he equate the persona with his ego. In experiencing setbacks with respect to any one role played in life, only then will the ego reflect and acknowledge that he is not his role, that there is indeed a distinction between the role and the actor of the play.

Esoteric Psychology, Part I: The Personality, Soul and Spirit

This is a 3-Part series on Esoteric Psychology. This first part focused on the relationship among the Personality, the soul and the Spirit. The second part provided details on the Personality as it relates to the World. the third part discussed the bridging of the Soul with the Personality and the next steps towards the Spirit-Self (Monad).

                 Esoteric psychology refers to the study of mysticism, i.e., the various mystical traditions, such as Yoga, Hermetics, Sufism, and the Cabbala. While it is not exactly a science in the tradition of the scientific world, it constitutes a process of investigation and involves a discipline of discernment, in contrast to blind faith. The major proponents of esoteric psychology were Alice Bailey and Douglas Baker. Both made extensive reference to Helena P. Blavatsky’s book, “The Secret Doctrine.”[1] The closest link to esoteric psychology is the Analytical Psychology of Carl Jung, a pioneer in relating the present man to his ancestors.[2]

Human Reflection

                Most humans have the presumptuous view that they are the most evolved species on earth. What does it take to be human? What does a human being have as a distinctive competence among all other species? 

    Humans have emotions and enormous capacity to love? That’s instinct. Every mother bird, ant, tiger, monkey or whale is capable of rearing their young until the “child” becomes capable on its own. Animals too know when its time for mating. The bees do it; the birds do it. They simply follow the patterns, that is, the season for mating and pro-creation of their own species, like we do in our own.

                Humans have capacity for sophisticated technology? Humans have the Internet, utilizing the laws that govern deeper realms of matter, such as plasma and its interaction with the ionosphere. But a bee can spot his queen several kilometers away through sounds humans can’t hear; so does a whale communicate with its mate across several fathoms of ocean. The birds, in tune with nature, know when it is time to migrate. Humans can build pyramids, terraces and huge structures. But so can a spider weave intricate designs, while the caterpillar encloses itself in a cocoon to eventually emerge as the butterfly. Humans may perform cloning; but an earthworm can be simply cut to reproduce itself, while a silkworm can produce its own thread.  

                So, what is distinctively human?

It is the ability to reflect on his or her actions and create. A human being can do things differently and improve on its behavior. It can also transcend and look beyond its present circumstance. That transcendence enables it to think in terms of a past, present and future and in terms of generations. A human being can “tune in” with its hearts. In contrast, almost all other species do things over and over again in what is considered the limitations of their natural state.

Being human is a gift. It meant reflecting on and partaking in the world of creation and of discovering one’s purpose. It is like figuring out why a caterpillar metamorphoses to a butterfly. Each creature, big or small, is a stupendous natural art work that only a silent intelligence could create as part of a grand design. Humans have the capacity to see through that design with the mind and partake of a unified Life, through the heart.
Bodies of Man
             In the 1930s, Jung made extensive studies on the “Eastern tradition” which became a cornerstone of his works. In his book, Jung explains that a person is composed of a personality, an ego and a self.

Obviously, the human being has a physical body subject to physical and chemical laws. He also feels and thinks, he has emotions and a mind, respectively, which are explained in biochemistry as the interplay of the hormonal secretions and the various forms of neuro-transmitters, coordinated by the brain. These three elements make up the “matter” of the personality, considered (in esoteric psychology) to belong to the three “bodies” of the person that interpenetrate and are locked up in a distinct DNA pattern.

The personality is the product and vehicle of its ancestral history. Modern man has been shaped and molded into the present form by accumulative experiences of past generations extending far back into the dim and obscure beginning of humans. It may be described as the sum total of all the accumulated wealth of experiences of the human being as he goes through life. It may also refer to what separate him from others, as his composite nature observed in the way he behaves, speaks, walk, acts, thinks, responds to situations, all his acquired habits and idiosyncrasies.

When does the personality begin?

The orthodox view posits that the personality is shaped from the onset of birth, with the critical influence of the significant others – the parents, peers and the general environment. This view is an offshoot of the theory that the human being evolved from lower forms, such as the monkeys and ape and held that culture and civilization must guide the process of acculturation of the “instinctive” man towards being a cultured species.

However, the emerging view is that in the process of evolution, the human species have already acquired traits that are beyond animal forms – higher feelings, mental capacities and intuition and reflection. The personality is thus, already apparent at the time of conception, with the human characteristics already in the human genome. These foundations of the human being become recognizable on the third month, when the embryo acquires the liver and pancreas and heredity takes over.


Personality, Soul and Spirit

In Esoteric Psychology, a human being is a composite of three major aspects, the personality, soul and spirit-self. Depending on his degree of development or growth in consciousness, a person would be limited by his view of the world. But all aspects of oneself are present in him, just waiting to be remembered.


The personality, the main vehicle of an individual in the 3rd dimension, is formed out of material from the physical, emotional and mental planes, organized according to the primordial atom and DNA code, carrying unique behavioral trait and further molded by interactions with the environment.

Lower Mental
Emotional (Astral)
Physical – Etheric and Gross Physical

            The soul may be described as the totality of the moments of self-consciousness of a person as he continues to live. These include the aspirations, ideals and potentials accumulated in this lifetime or in previous lifetimes, which are imprinted into what is termed as causal body. The soul draws matter from the higher mental plane (arupa manas or abstract mind) and the next two higher planes, the fourth plane of intuition and the fifth plane of atma or will. The causal body, which is composed of matter from the higher mental (arupa) plane, is the vehicle for the soul, in the same manner that the physical body is the vehicle and the outward manifestation of the personality. The term causal is used to distinguish it from effect, i.e., the physical manifestation of the essence.

Will (Atmic or Monadic)
Intuition (Buddhic)
Mental (Abstract) – Causal Body
                The Spirit-self refers to the divine nature of man shared with all creations. It is the monad or “spark of life,” which carries the basic attributes of God, as all-powerful (Father), loving (Son) and knowing (Holy Spirit). It is that which is immutable and indwells in the personality and soul of man, which by this token, partakes in time and space.              


Active Intelligence (Knowingness)




                The Spirit-self is said to draw matter from the higher planes of the seventh (Adi or Pure Spirit), sixth (monadic or Concrete Spirit) and fifth (Atmic or Will Manifestation) planes. It resides and has its manifestation in the fifth plane, which is also its connection to the soul, the tri-fold atma-buddhi-manas (will-intuition-mind). One of the mysteries of life is that the divinity manifests in physical matter, gives it life, then forever recedes and serves as the guide, the way forward.  It reflects the process of the tri-fold manifestation of the spark of life, the unit of consciousness or monadic essence, in the world of creation and in the human being, as a creature in its image.



[1] Alice Bailey, Initiation, Human and Solar, Lucis Publishing Company, New York, 1951; The Destiny of the Nations, Lucis Publishing Company, New York, 1990; and A Treatise on White Magic, Lucis Publishing Company, New York, 1991; Douglas Baker, The Seven Rays, Key to the Mysteries, Aquarian Press, Northamptonshire, 1977

[2] Carl Jung, Analytical Psychology: its Theory and Practice, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1968; C. Jung and W. Pauli, The Interpretation of Nature and the Psyche: Synchronicity; and the Influence of Archetypal Ideas on the Scientific Ideas of Kepler, Pantheon Books, New York, 1955