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.”

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ageless Wisdom and the Book of Revelation - Part 2 of 3 Parts

The Woman, Satan and Archangel Michael

This is Part 2 of three parts. It proposes that the Book of Revelation is not a sign for a future tribulation, but actually unveiled a past that was hidden. In other words, it provided a deeper understanding of the Book of Genesis. The “Omega” point is reflective of the “Alpha, ” the beginning.

               In Revelations 12: 1-2: “And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars; she was with child and she cried out her pangs of birth in anguish for delivery.” 

               The symbol of the first woman or Eve was based upon much older mythology, tracing back to the ancient Mother Goddess or World Mother. Using the Cabbalistic Tree of Life, the sun represented the woman’s nature as a being of light, while the moon represented the astral world (the subconscious and emotions). The twelve stars on the woman’s head referred to multi-level dimensions (and psychic centers). The woman was a tri-fold being; she was to give birth to the human race as beings of light.

(a) Personality – composed of the physical–etheric; the emotional & lower mental bodies
(b) Soul – with the atributes of higher mental or abstract reasoning, Intuition and Will
(c) Spirit (Spark) of the Godhead – with the God atrributes of Active Intelligence, Love-Wisdom and Will-Power

“Thus it is written, ‘The first man Adam became a living being;’ the last Adam became a life-giving spirit...The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven” (1 Corinthian 15:45-47). 

The birthing of the "first Adam" was carried out in two phases, with evolution deliberately (not arbitrarily or accidentally) drawn from above from the Creator.

The first phase: the "involution,” involves the impulses for life emanating from the higher realms (“heaven”) going down, until they reach the physical dimension. Gradually, these “sparks” (or monads) of consciousness found their way as the first life forms.

Then, the second phase, “evolution” sets in, which saw lifeforms rise from the mineral kingdom, to the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom, until finally, the "first man." 

The "last Adam" or the "second Man" was the birthing of the "Son." 

With the advent of the pre-humans (i.e., the Homo erectus), the “woman” was to link life with the birthing of the “Son,” the “soul” incarnate. In humans, this related to the gradual enfoldment of the capacities for thinking, aside from the instincts and drives, which characterized his animal nature.  The son or “soul” gave the distinctive quality for the “human being,” i.e., “free will,” the capacity for reflection and judgment. Henceforth, evolution became the responsibility of the human species.

Every human ever born had a personality, drawing from the matter of the three-dimensional world, namely, the physical, the emotional and the lower mental or intellectuality. As a personality alone, the person was governed by instincts or drives of a lower nature, such as the drive for sex, need for companionship and craving for power and wealth. These are associated with the first three centers:

               First, the root center, which link us to the physical.

               Second, the polarity center, which relates to the duality of human nature, including the sexes.

               Third, the Solar Plexus that sustains life through our "gut feeling" and emotions

               Through the “son,” the person also had the potential for expressing qualities of the “soul,” i.e., the higher faculties for abstract reasoning, intuition and will-power. At this stage (where the fruit of knowledge had been eaten), the person acquired a sense of dignity and purpose. He is on his way to become the "second Adam." This is reflective in the next three centers (4th-6th).

              Fourth, the Heart Center, linking us to others, including the higher dimensions through Love.

               Fifth, the Throat Center, linking us to higher intelligence.

              Sixth the Brow Center, the seat of intuition, leading to the Crown, the gateway to the higher centers

Potentially, as a birthright from Sophia (Divine Wisdom), the human being could reach the state “beyond being human” (an Adept or Master) in the levels of the spirit world, drawing “matter” from the Creator - (active intelligence or the Holy Spirit), love-wisdom (the Son of the Trinity), and will-power (of the Father). This was symbolized in Genesis 3: 22 and Revelation 2 as the “Tree of Life,” the gift of “immortality.”

In Buddhism, this meant reaching nirvana, a state beyond maya or illusion. In Christianity, this referred to heaven. The higher psychic centers (8th to 12th) were links to higher dimensions:

             Eight  referred to the Will-Power of the “spirit self;

             Ninth, the link with the Earth consciousness,

             Tenth, link with the Intelligence of the solar system;

             Eleventh, link with the Intelligence of the Galactic Core, and

            Twelfth, Cosmic Consciousness or link with the Universal Mind.[1]

Red Dragon and Satan

There was no “original sin” whatsoever stated in Genesis. It was a dogma propagated by organized religion. How was it attributed to man?

Since man had already eaten the fruit of the tree of knowledge, “lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live forever,’- therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from which he was taken. He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned everyway to guard the way to the tree of life”  (Genesis 3: 22-24).

The gods who went astray prevented man from achieving immortality. They had caused an illusion. They inserted a pattern of separation in the human genome, which was reinforced by the law that governed creation. This was the symbolic closure of paradise and the “maya” or illusion in Buddhism. For humanity therefore, the sin was to “miss the route” to oneness with nature and divinity because of the delusion.

The illusion had been described in Revelation 12: 3-4. “And another portent appeared in heaven; behold a red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems upon his head. His tail sweeps down a third of the stars of heaven, and cast them to the earth.”  

Since the red dragon had only seven diadems on its head, it could function only as far as the dimension relating to the seventh center, i.e., the level of wisdom. It cannot go beyond the spirit level; its selfish ambition blinded it; Satan, the deceiver, was also deceived.

                 He swept down a third of the stars (or four of twelve). He was able to close down or shut off the level of the spirit world from humanity. Four of the psychic centers (8th to 12th), which were part of the birthright of humanity, were closed. Thus, humanity was left potentially with only eight out of twelve centers.

In Revelation 12: 9: “There was war in heaven, with Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but…were defeated and there was no longer a place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent…called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world – he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”

               The devil and his minions were trapped in the physical world (possibly as Nefilim incarnates). “But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows his time is short” (12: 12).

What was unsaid was that Michael and his hosts of angels also came down to earth. If the war in heaven involved Michael and Satan, then they must still be the protagonists on Earth (not God, who has never manifested, and Satan). Michael was the Lord, God of hosts. In Sumerian mythology, Satan was Enlil; Michael was Enki.

Illusion of Separateness

In Revelation 12: 13-14: “And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had born the male child. But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to a place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times and a half time.”

               In mystic parlance, flight referred to the ability to soar the air, the level of the mind. The woman was brought to the “wilderness” of a higher mental plane, so that the devil could not reach her. From the viewpoint of Ophite Gnostics: in the “middle space,” she “succeeded in shaking off the material parts which have stuck her material nature; after which, she immediately built a strong barrier between the world of intelligences (spirits) and the world of matter.”[2]

The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth with the flood. But the earth came to the help of the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed the river…the dragon has poured from his mouth” (12: 15-14). This was another symbolism of the Great Flood during Noah’s time.

In mysticism, water referred to the astral world (sea of emotions). Satan caused an emotional spell; the world of illusion became part of humanity’s collective consciousness in the physical world. This may parallel the underworld, guarded by Hades or the “wilderness” where the angels fell during Moses’ time and where Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Hebrews 3:16-17; Jude 5-6; Luke 4: 1-7).   

“Then the dragon was angry with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and bear testimony to Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea” (12: 17).

                The dragon pursued humanity, which was her offspring; standing on the sand of the sea, that is, within the physical and emotional realms. This was the start of the false notion of a “chosen people.” While Abraham gave tithes to Melchisedek (the “Ancient of Days”), he and his descendants were deceived with an “earthly Promised Land” and went out to conquer.

               Melchisedek was the King of Salem (“peace,” which became Jerusalem, i.e., the “new Salem”). “Melchisedek, King of Salem, priest of the Most High God…He is first…king of righteousness and then he is also King of Salem, that is, king of peace. He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life… (Genesis 14:18).

Jesus, as the Christ, was “a priest forever, after the Order of Melchisedek” (Hebrews 5: 6; 10; 6: 20; Psalm 110:4). Jesus declared: “Truly…before Abraham was, I am” (John 8: 56; 58). Referring to Melchisedek: “And those descendants of Levi who received the priestly office have a commandment in the law to take tithes from the people…but this man who has not their genealogy received tithes from Abraham and blessed him who had the promises.” (Hebrews 7: 6-7).

Breaking the Spell

Referring to the Christ mission, Hebrews 2: 14-18 stated:it is not with angels that he is concerned, but with the descendants of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful…high priest in the service of God, to make expatriation for the sins of the people. For, because he himself has suffered and been tempted, he is able to help those who are tempted.”
Referring to freedom from deception, Jesus declared: “If you continue in my word…you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. They answered him, ‘We are descendants of Abraham, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How is it you say that we will be made free?’ Jesus answered them, ‘… everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not continue in the house forever; the Son continues forever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed…’” (John 8: 34 - 38).

Jesus was referring to the "Son" as the "Second Adam" from heaven (i.e., the "Spirit") in 1 Corinthian 15:45-47. It is the "soul incarnate" or the child carried by the Woman in Revelation 12: 1-2. The "Son" is the heritage of each human being from the Unmanifested Supreme Being.

                 Jesus described the deceptive lineage of the Israelites: “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do…your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth…there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks according to his own nature, for he is…the father of lies” (John 8: 44).

             The “gods” (i.e., Nefilim incarnates) stepped outside the range of their designated function and the nature of their design. They controlled earth by constructing a new consciousness template. They caused the “Fall,” which caused a global amnesia or maya (illusion). They propagated the idea that the “Original Sin,” which they caused, was made by man. They set back the process of evolution and started a pattern of “false identity,” with the known human history starting only from the Sumerians, when (in archeology) the Homo sapiens was known to have emerged as far back 400,000 years ago.[3] The illusion of separateness remained on earth.

              “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of him who subjected it in hope…” (Romans 8: 16-21).

After his baptism, Jesus: “was led by the Spirit for forty days in the wilderness.” There, “the devil took him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world…and said to him, ‘To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whom I will. If you then worship me, it shall be all yours.’ And Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, ‘you shall worship the Lord, your God, and him only shall you serve’” (Luke 4: 1-7).

The promise to Jesus was similar to the “Promised Land” given to the “chosen people.”  Moreover, the 40 days in the wilderness is parallel to the 40 years wandering of the Jews after Moses led the Exodus. Being chosen implied a separation; the Jews yielded to the temptation; Jesus refused. 

[1] Janet McClure, Prelude to Ascension, p. 127-183; Part III – “The Twelve Rays” detailed the “centers.”

[2] C. W. King, The Gnostics and their Remains, London, p. 31, cited in Blavatsky, p. 183-184

[3] Barbara Marciniak, Earth, the Pleiadian Keys to the Living Library, Bear and Co. Publishing, New Mexico, 1995, p. 13-14. Marciniak posited that some 500,000 years ago, a reptilian species (Lizzies”) dominated earth and rearranged the human DNA code, which originally had twelve strands. They left only a double helix strand, corresponding to the two lower psychic centers – the root and the sacral (link to the physical and astral levels), which kept humans ignorant. They also placed a “frequency fence” around the Earth that prevented higher light energies from entering. This was an Age of Darkness, with humanity forgetting its affinity with creation.

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