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 18, 2010

Part I - D: Major Initiations

Through the application of the Rod of Initiation, the work of separating the Spiritual Self from the Higher Self is furthered, and the imprisoned Life gradually escapes, whilst the Causal Body (Higher Mental Body) is slowly absorbed or dissipated (within the Monad). This has led to the expression of 'the cracking of The Causal Body' at each Initiation and to the idea of the inner Central Fire gradually breaking through and destroying the confining walls and also of the destruction of the Temple of Solomon through the withdrawal of the Shekinah. All these phrases are symbolic wordings and are attempts to convey to the mind of Man fundamental truth from different angles." (Bailey)

The Major Initiations or the Initiations of Manas (Mind) are those taken on the Mental Plane and in the Causal Body (the Higher Mental Body). They mark the point in evolution where the Unit recognizes in fact, and not only in theory, his identity with the Planetary Logos in Whose Body He has place. Minor Initiations can be taken on the Physical, Astral, and on the Lower Mental planes, but they are not considered Major Initiations and are not a conscious, coordinated, unified stimulation that involves the whole Man. A Man may take Initiation on each Plane, but only the Initiations which mark his transference from a lower 4 (Subplanes) into a higher 3 (Subplanes) are considered Major. Therefore, it is apparent that what one might consider as lesser Initiations can be taken on the Physical and Astral Planes in the conscious control of their 3 higher Subplanes (each Plane has 7 Subplanes). These are true Initiations but do not make a Man what is technically understood as a Master of the Wisdom. He is simply an Adept of a lesser degree. The 3 Initiation Grades:

1. First, Initiations (1-3) where one transfers his consciousness from the lower 4 Subplanes (Physical, Astral, and Mental) respectively to the higher 3 Subplanes. When this is done upon the Mental Plane, he becomes technically a disciple, an Initiate, and an Adept. He uses each of the 3 higher subplanes (abstract level) of the Mental Plane as a point from which to work his way completely out of the 3 Worlds (Physical, Emotional, Mental) of human manifestation into the Triad. The initiations of (1) Birth and (2) Baptism are held with the Christ as Hierophant (Initiator); while (3) Transfiguration is performed by the Planetary Logos.

2. Secondly, Initiations (4-7) in which a Man transfers his consciousness from Plane to Plane instead of from Subplane to Subplane. A Master of the Wisdom has not only taken the lesser Initiations but has also taken the 5 steps involved in the conscious control of the 5 Planes of Human Evolution (Physical, Astral, Mental, Buddhic, and Atmic). Initiations (4) Crucifixion and (5) Ascension are performed by the Planetary Logos. The 4th Initiation is the synthesis of Initiations before the Sirian Lodge. The 5th made one a member of the Greater Lodge on Sirius. It remains for Him to take the 2 Final Initiations which make Him a Chohan of the 6th Degree (Level of the Christ) and 7th Degree Level of the Buddha before that control is extended to the remaining 2 Planes of the Solar System (Monadic and Logoic). The 6th & 7th initiations are taken on the Monad Ray and are held with Planetary Logos, overlaid by His Higher Self (Vywamus), as Initiator.

3. Thirdly, Initiations in which a Heavenly Man (Planetary Logos) may take either a minor or a Major Initiation, thereby involving his entire nature. For instance, when individualization took place during the 'Lemurian' or Third Root Race and the Human Family, in this Cycle, definitely came into manifestation, it signified a Major Initiation for our Heavenly Man. The present stimulation in hierarchical effort is leading up to a lesser Initiation (for the Planetary Logos).

Initiation has to do with the conscious development of the self and concerns the Wisdom Aspect of the One Self (the Monad (Bailey). The Rods of Initiation are of 4 kinds:

1. Cosmic, used by a Cosmic Logos in the Initiations of a Solar Logos and of the 3 Major Planetary Logoi (of a Solar System). The Rod of The Cosmic Logos associated with our Solar Logos is secreted in that central spot in the 'heavens' around which our Solar System revolves and Which is termed 'The Central Spiritual Sun' (of our portion of The Galaxy).

2. Systemic, used by a Solar Logos in the Initiations of a Planetary Logos. Systemic Initiations are on so vast a scale that the average human mind cannot as yet envisage them. The Rod of the Solar Logos is hidden in the Heart of the Sun, a subjective Sphere behind our physical Sun, and of which our physical Sun is but the environing shield and envelop.

3. Planetary, used by a Planetary Logos for initiatory purposes and for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Major Initiations and with the 2 Higher Ones. At the Planetary Initiation, the Rod of Power wielded by the Solar Logos is charged with pure electrical force from Sirius and was received by our Logos during the secondary period of creation from that Great Entity, the presiding Lord of the Lords of Karma. He is the Repository of the Law during manifestation, and He is the Representative in the Solar System of that Greater Brotherhood on Sirius, whose Lodges function as the Spiritual Hierarchies in the different Planets. The Rod of The One Initiator (Sanat Kumara) is hidden in the East, a definite planetary location.

4. Hierarchical, used by the Spiritual Hierarchy for minor Initiations & for the first 2 by the Boddhisattva (Christ). The Rod of the Boddhisattva lies hidden in the Heart of the Wisdom (at Shamballa).

Through the initiation process, higher Energies are bestowed on the recipient as follows:

1. Sirius (the Higher Self of the Sun) acts as the Transmitter or the Focalizing Center, passing through the Saturnian, whence emanate those influences which produce self-consciousness in Man. Through the Rod of Initiation, this energy is momentarily intensified and applied to the chakras of the Initiate with terrific force. The energy passes primarily through the bodies of the Hierophant (the Initiator) and the 2 Sponsors of the Initiate so that he could stand it. This increase of mind energy results in an expansion and an apprehension of the truth and its lasting effects. It is felt primarily in the Throat Center (Visshuddhi Chakra), the great organ of creation through sound.

2. Pleiadians: Another type of energy reaches Man from the Pleiades, passing through the Venusian Scheme to us. It has a definite effect upon the Causal Body (the Higher Mental Body, the intermediate between The I Am Presence and the lower self) and serves to stimulate the Heart Center (Anahata Chakra).

3. From One of the 7 stars of the Great Bear (Ursa Major) emanates a third type of energy. Its ensouling Life holds the same relationship to our Planetary Logos (Vywamus) as the Higher Self does to a human being. When applied to the Initiate, it affects the Crown Center. This energy is 7-fold (Seven Rays) and differs according to a man's Ray type.

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