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Two New Webinar Commentary Series from Michael Robbins

Michael Robbins has 2 new webinar commentary series each week; although different faculties are required for each there is a little overlap when pursuing the Curriculum of Being (in the Seeds of the Infinite series) and the Curriculum of Relativity (in the Fellowship on Cosmic Fire series).

 

Michael Robbins

Schedule of Upcoming Seeds of the Infinite Webinars
Tue, Oct 1, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT
Tue, Oct 8, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT
Tue, Oct 15, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT
Tue, Oct 22, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT
Tue, Oct 29, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT

 

 

Please join us for the new webinar series on

Seeds of the Infinite, Identify as BEING Series 3 – the ABSOLUTE

Webinar meditations and discussions led by Michael D. Robbins

The work in Identify as Being – Group enquiry into the State of Identification  is along the line of the Curriculum of Being and is experiential/inperiential.

You can find the recordings and further information here:

Seeds of the Infinite, Identify as BEING Series 3

Link to register to participate in future webinars in this series:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4158598569045935617

 

 

Schedule of Upcoming Fellowship of Cosmic Fire Webinars
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 8:01 PM – 10:00 PM GMT
Wed, Oct 16, 2019 8:01 PM – 10:00 PM GMT

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TREATISE ON COSMIC FIRE WEDNESDAY WEBINARS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

You can find the recordings and information here:

A Treatise on Cosmic Fire Fellowship

Please join us for the new webinar series on

The Fellowship of Cosmic Fire

Webinar meditations and discussions led by Michael D. Robbins

The Fellowship of Cosmic Fire Webinars in this new series will hew closely to the material presented by Master DK about the universe offered in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire.

You can find the recordings and information here:

A Treatise on Cosmic Fire Fellowship

Link to register to participate in future webinars in this series:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6113391704615268877

To receive an invitation for all of our webinars, please use the “Sign Up” button on the side panel and we’ll send you an email as other webinars are announced.

Recordings of our webinars and broadcasts are available at Makara.us

Please note that our webinars and broadcasts are recorded and can be accessed on Makara.us

 

The Master Index is sorted by the major category of events seen on the top-line menu and includes:

The Collected writings of Michael D. Robbins

A.S.K. Events and recordings

Full Moon Events and recordings

Morya Federation Webinars and recordings

Rituals and Music

 

 

Celebrate the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers in Finland!


Celebrate the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers

in Finland!

Every seven years the disciples of the world who are students of Master DK celebrate the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers, through meditation, deep study, and attempts to strengthen this indispensable serving group. The days of this celebration for 2019 will be the usual days of December 21st to December 28th.
A fair number of groups will internationally participate in this Esoteric Celebration. Some will participate through broadcasts and webinars and others will gather in person.
Here in Pohjolan Valo (the Northern Light Society) Tuija and I will off both kinds of celebration.
Dear Friends of the Ageless Wisdom,
We are inviting students of the Ageless Wisdom to join us in person for classes, meditations and energy-invocative rituals in our Temple of Silence near Helsinki, and, when possible, we will be broadcasting such events to those who wish to participate more subjectively and who cannot make the trip to Finland.
We are also considering going with the group to the far north, about seven degrees north of the Arctic Circle, to our Little Bear Meditation Center in Kilpisjärvi, Finland, where we will also hold meditations and classes. Our work there, if all works out as we plan, will be offered in two places—in our Little Bear Meditation Center and in the Tunturi Facility nearby, where we have held other classes on special subjects such as the Transits of Venus before the face of the Sun.
At this point in our studies, it is hardly necessary to emphasize the importance of the New Group of World Servers. The compilation on the New Group of World Servers (a service offered by Bill Roche) will reveal this importance if we are not fully informed.
“Behind the scenes” the World Servers are hard at work preparing for humanity’s entry into the Age of Aquarius in just about another hundred years. The World Server’s work is powerful and effective and can be even more so with the help of those who will to support this hierarchically sponsored initiative. According to the work of the New Group of World Servers in many branches of world service, so will be the effectiveness of humanity’s progress towards a new and vibrant spiritual civilization during the Aquarian Age.
This is a huge task which can, finally, only be undertaken by the Christ and His Hierarchy, but the New Group of World Servers and those Men and Women of Goodwill who seek to strengthen the hands of this subjective group of servers are paving the way. If we truly desire to help, we certainly can.
During our seven or eight days together at Rauhanlinna (the Castle of Peace with its Temple of Silence) we will meditate and study in depth as well as perform meditative rituals to invoke the high energies needed by the New Group of World Servers if they are to sustain humanity in its forward movement into the Light, Love and Power of the Divine Plan for this planet.
We anticipate deep discussions and energy-sharing so that we can subjectively play our part in making this year’s Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers as dynamic and helpful to the Great Cause as possible.
The activities in the Temple of Silence and in the far north will be led by Tuija Robbins, Elena Dramchini, and Michael Robbins. Accommodations will be simple and either on the property of Rauhanlinna or close by. The food again will be simple but nourishing and good.
The costs for your stay in Finland for the celebration of the Festival Week will be held to the minimum possible, though naturally flying to Finland (unless you are Finnish) does require some expenditure, but there are also relatively inexpensive tickets if we act soon enough.
So, Friends in the One Work, think deeply and meditate upon whether you would like to join us for an in-person Celebration of the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers. Scandinavia in the winter at Christmas Time (which we will celebrate here) can be very beautiful and if we manage our trip to the far north you will experience the “Kamus”—the bluish sky even in the middle of the day is special and the night sky is very dark revealing the Starry Host of the North and probably the northern lights on some occasions.
A loosely proposed schedule for our activities will be sent out to those who are coming or considering joining us for this special opportunity. We will fill it in with more specifics as we move towards the actual time of the Festival Week. We will also send you study materials so that you can prepare for our time together.
EMAIL ADDRESSES to Express Your Interest:
Michael Robbins: infinitize8@gmail.com
A Yahoogroups Address will also be created for more efficient communication.
Friends, it may seem like a long way to journey, and for some it is, but we think that the results will be very uplifting spiritually and, thus, will be strengthening to us so that we can be strengthening to the New Group of World Servers—in which perhaps we are participating even now.
We look forward to spending the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers with you.
With Love and Many Blessings,
Tuija and Michael Robbins
for the Northern Light Society, the Blue Rose Sisterhood, the Seven Ray Institute, the University of the Seven Rays and the Morya Federation.
THE MORYA FEDERATION | www.moryafederation.org

Triangles Study Webinar Series

The Science of Triangles

Dear Students of the Ageless Wisdom,
We have a new link for you to use to register for our weekly webinars on the Science of Triangles.

 

The following link is for the Triangles webinars.

 

Webinar ID: 814-171-243

 

 

2019 Study of the Esoteric Science of TRIANGLES moving to WEDNESDAYS

 

Wed, Aug 7, 2019 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM GMT

Wed, Aug 14, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Wed, Aug 21, 2019 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM GMT

Wed, Aug 28, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Wed, Sep 4, 2019 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM GMT

Wed, Sep 11, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Wed, Sep 18, 2019 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM GMT

Wed, Sep 25, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Wed, Oct 2, 2019 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM GMT

Wed, Oct 9, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 5:00 AM – 6:30 AM GMT

Wed, Oct 23, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT

Wed, Oct 30, 2019 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM GMT

Wed, Nov 6, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT

Wed, Nov 13, 2019 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM GMT

Wed, Nov 20, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT

Wed, Nov 27, 2019 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM GMT

Wed, Dec 4, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT

Wed, Dec 11, 2019 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM GMT

Wed, Dec 18, 2019 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM GMT

Light, Love, Power and Many Blessings,
Jo Walz for Tuija and Michael Robbins

 

MF Support Team for the Morya Federation, the University of the Seven Rays, the Seven Ray Institute,

the Blue Rose Sisterhood and the Northern Light Society

 

 

 

 

 

Donate To Fund Transcription of Commentaries on ‘A Treatise On White Magic’

We have a current project that is in process — the transcription and completed book of my commentaries on A Treatise on White Magic. All the Mental Rules are complete, but due to the retirement of an existing long-time donor, we have suddenly found ourselves without sufficient funds to complete this project! While our early requests for new funds and sustaining donors has met with some immediate, generous results, we are still short of the total amount needed to fulfill our commitment to completing this project, and new, regular contributors, are needed.
Please consider your current philanthropic efforts and charitable giving in the light of this specific project. To donate, please use this link, and iindicate that the funds are for the TWM project:

http://www.moryafederation.com/donate/

 

Thank you for your cooperation in providing these Ageless Wisdom resources now, and for the future.

The Personal Identity Profile Version 3 (PIP III) is Here!

Please consult the new tab PIP III and discover how you can benefit from this wonderful tool.

Esoteric Advent — Libra Full Moon Process

Dear Friends Upon the Lighted Way,

 

Steadily the Real shines the Presence forth. 

The Higher Way of the Lighted Way 

Leads all unto the Royal Road

~ of the Peace-filled chamber of Shambhala.

 

“Hold to your established links and with your brothers, walk.  Walk as a group upon the Lighted Way. The chain of Hierarchy firmly stands.”   (DNA-II, 627)

 

Tomorrow (Oct 10 for the Americas and Europe), we begin the 7-Day Solar Full Moon Libra ritual of “group approach to Divinity”.  Participants inwardly gather during this time in the coherent energy field of the spiritual Hierarchy – the Kingdom of Souls.  As we participate, spiritually laboring as the Soul Star Group (a group Soul) in resonance with the Great Potency of the Inner Groups, we serve the Plan of God.  Together, unified in mind and consecrated heart, we are a conduit for higher energy flowing through the group Chalice of the Heart in two directions – receptive to the energy of the Christ as central leader of the Spiritual Hierarchy, and downward or horizontally for Humanity and the Kingdoms of nature bringing blessings to all.

 

The spiritual energies accentuated during this time pour from the Sign of Libra to and through our solar system, coloring the Human Kingdom with two specific expressions of Divinity:

 

“…the Law of Polar Union and its symbol is the originator of the zodiacal sign for the constellation Libra—balance and service.  These are the two expressions of Divinity which are, today, man’s next great objective.”  (EP-II, 120)

 

Every 7-Day FM ritual also strengthens contact with the Solar Angel, subtly unfolding the Heart in the Head Center with progressively deeper inner attunements, and sensitizing disciples preparing for initiation on the accelerated path of evolution. As well, the inpouring gifts of the magical Angel of the 7th petal of Libra of the 12–petalled flower of the Zodiac become our own as we consciously invoke and apply that which we contact in service to the unfolding flower of the Soul of Humanity – and thus we serve.

 

To participate, go to https://www.esotericadvent.org, click on the tab titled “7 Day Full Moon Ritual Approaches”; then click on 2019 Libra …, or click here: https://www.esotericadvent.org/2019-libra-7-day-full-moon-ritual-process

 

We look forward to being with you in the Soul Field.

 

In Libran Blessings,

 

Halina Bak-Hughes and Sheldon Hughes

Dissipation of Glamour Webinars

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Excerpt from the first announcement about the Dissipation of Glamour Webinars:

If you are not already signed up on www.moryafederation.com to receive emails for our meditation programs, click the CONTACT US page and JOIN US button. You can then select the box, Dissipating Glamour Initiative,  and each week you will automatically be sent your webinar link.  You will also have access to all the recordings of past Glamour webinars and teachings.

It you would like more information about the nature of Glamour and the methods for its dissipation, see Master DK’s teachings in the Alice Bailey book, Glamour, A World Problem, available from Lucis Trust.   The book is also available on-line on its website www.LucisTrust.org.  See:

https://www.lucistrust.org/online_books/welcome_obooks_website

This is not easy work. The individual must work on his or her own Individual Glamours before he or she can be trusted and trained to work harmlessly in a wider field with group and World Glamours.  Individual Glamour work is a preparation and requirement for group service work in helping to dissipate World Glamour. It must be remembered that some in Master DK’s Group of Nine which was eventually to work widely in the field of world glamour became subject to glamours in their own lives as a result of their intensive participation in this Seed Group. So watchfulness is ever necessary and real self-understanding. Then one can become, eventually, a true member of the Trained Observers the Name of the Second Seed Group.

In our earlier webinars, we have discussed glamour in general and have used Master DK’s Formula for the Dissipation of Individual Glamour.  We must begin with ourselves as individuals. If you will go to the book Glamour: A World Problem, pages 120-123 (if you do not have the book, use the Glamour book on the Lucis Trust website or on the Bailey CDRom), you will see a list of common individual glamours, according to ray.  They are listed for you here below so you can think about the Glamour you would like to work on, Individually.

Here are excerpts from Master DK’s teachings on Glamour related to the Seven Rays types:

RAY I.    <Pages 120,121>

The glamour of physical strength.

The glamour of personal magnetism.

The glamour of self-centredness and personal potency.

The glamour of “the one at the centre.”

The glamour of selfish personal ambition.

The glamour of rulership, of dictatorship and of wide control.

The glamour of the Messiah complex in the field of politics.

The glamour of selfish destiny, of the divine right of kings personally exacted.

The glamour of destruction.

The glamour of isolation, of aloneness, of aloofness.

The glamour of the superimposed will-upon others and upon groups.

 

RAY II.   <Pages 121,121>

The glamour of the love of being loved.

The glamour of popularity.

The glamour of personal wisdom.

The glamour of selfish responsibility.

The glamour of too complete an understanding, which negates right action.

The glamour of self-pity, a basic glamour of this ray.

The glamour of the Messiah complex, in the world of religion and world need.

The glamour of fear, based on undue sensitivity.

The glamour of self-sacrifice.

The glamour of selfish unselfishness.

The glamour of self-satisfaction.

The glamour of selfish service.

 

RAY III.  <Pages 121,122>

The glamour of being busy.

The glamour of cooperation with the Plan in an individual [Page 122] and not a group way.

The glamour of active scheming.

The glamour of creative work-without true motive.

The glamour of good intentions, which are basically selfish.

The glamour of “the spider at the centre.”

The glamour of “God in the machine.”

The glamour of devious and continuous manipulation.

The glamour of self-importance, from the standpoint of knowing, of efficiency.

 

RAY IV. <Pages 122,122>

The glamour of harmony, aiming at personal comfort and satisfaction.

The glamour of war.

The glamour of conflict, with the objective of imposing righteousness and peace.

The glamour of vague artistic perception.

The glamour of psychic perception instead of intuition.

The glamour of musical perception.

The glamour of the pairs of opposites, in the higher sense.

 

RAY V.   <Pages 122,123>

The glamour of materiality, or over-emphasis of form.

The glamour of the intellect.

The glamour of knowledge and of definition.

The glamour of assurance, based on a narrow point of view.

The glamour of the form which hides reality.

The glamour of organisation.

The glamour of the outer, which hides the inner.

 

RAY VI. <Pages 123,123>

The glamour of devotion.

The glamour of adherence to forms and persons.

The glamour of idealism.

The glamour of loyalties, of creeds.

The glamour of emotional response.

The glamour of sentimentality.

The glamour of interference.

The glamour of the lower pairs of opposites.

The glamour of World Saviours and Teachers.

The glamour of the narrow vision.

The glamour of fanaticism.

 

RAY VII.

The glamour of magical work.

The glamour of the relation of the opposites.

The glamour of the subterranean powers.

The glamour of that which brings together.

The glamour of the physical body.

The glamour of the mysterious and the secret.

The glamour of sex magic.

The glamour of the emerging manifested forces.

 

I have here enumerated many glamours. But their names are legion, and I have by no means covered the possibilities or the field of glamour.”

Think about your Individual Glamours and choose one to focus on.  You can look at some of the earlier Glamour Webinars available on-line at http://makara.us/04mdr/webinars/webinars.html  – Dissipation of Glamour Initiative Events  where the focus was on Individual Glamours. 

As you feel some understanding in Individual Glamour work, then join us in the current webinars of group service work helping to dissipate World Glamour, the Glamour of Hate and Separativeness.  During the webinars, there is opportunity for teachings, and questions and discussion as well as the service work helping to dissipate world glamour.  We welcome your participation.

 

Invitation to join the Morya Federation

Morya Federation, Esoteric Schools of Meditation, Study and Service

 

Second invitation letter from Michael Robbins:

Dear Friends of Humanity and Disciples Aspiring Towards the Light of Wisdom,

We soon begin the eighth year of meditation and study within the Morya Federation—a federated group of esoteric schools bridging towards the New and Future Schools of Esotericism which are beginning to appear around the world. Their initial appearance may be anticipated perhaps in decades, and their full appearance perhaps in centuries; nevertheless the bridge must be built.

The Ageless Wisdom is the “pearl of great price”. It has been given to us through the tremendous sacrifice of Masters and high initiates. We must finally come to recognize this. When the opportunity exists to deeply study and meditation  upon the Ageless Wisdom (and to enhance our service to humanity as a result of our meditation and study), the opportunity must be taken, if we are even truly to join the ranks of those who are the Custodians of the Divine Plan.

Please go to the Morya Federation Website (www.moryafederation.com) and press the tab called Applications. There you will find the opportunity to apply for one of three of our educational programs: Meditation Quest, Great Quest or Quest Universal. Please examine the website and learn about the Morya Federation, its programs and its purposes. We look forward to receiving one of your completed Applications shortly, so you can be ready to start your studies at the December Solstice, December 21st, 2015. This is the time when Master DK recommended for beginning the yearly cycle of the new esoteric schools. And if you are a former student of the Federation, we will be pleased to re-welcome you for the continuation of your studies. On the Path of Spirituality leading to liberation, we must never give up!

Light, Love and Power,

Michael D. Robbins, Ph.D., Ph.D.E.

Director: Morya Federation

President: University of the Seven Rays and Seven Ray Institute

 

First invitation letter from Michael Robbins:

Dear Prospective Students of the Morya Federation,

The Morya Federation is an esoteric school bridging towards the Future Preparatory Schools of Meditation about which the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, writes so inspiringly in His book, Letters on Occult Meditation. At the Morya Federation we have embraced as much of the Master’s extensive, proposed esoteric curriculum as is possible for us at this time. We seek to give students who wish to expand their understanding of the Realities of Life a comprehensive and deep exposure to the Ageless Wisdom which, if truth be told, is far older than our planet, Earth.

Every year at this time I begin to write those who may have an interest in going deeper in the understanding of the Great Mysteries which the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet is now urgently presenting to the human race. Ever since the emergence of the great Initiate, Helena P. Blavatsky in the late 19th century (and her monumental words, Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine) the Spiritual Hierarchy has been making a concerted effort to increase the spiritual light, spiritual love and spiritual will of the human race so that the great transformation which is anticipated for humanity may occur according to the Divine Plan. Alice A. Bailey (working with the Tibetan Master) continued this invaluable presentation for another thirty years—from 1919 to 1949. It has not been easy but, in many ways, the presentation has been successful, and we, at the Morya Federation, seek to be of assistance to the Great Ones in Their great task of assisting in the redemption of humanity.

We are beginning our eighth year at the Morya Federation on December 22nd, 2015. I will hold our annual Inaugural Meditation (which will include the exact moment of the December Solstice) on that date for all students (both new students and the veteran students who have been with us for some years or even from the very beginning). I hope your deep thought and meditation brings you to join us as participants in our Educational Program which lasts from one to eight years (or more, according to your will-to-complete and on your background in Trans-Himalayan Esotericism).

When you go to our Morya Federation Website (www.moryafederation.com) you will learn all about our Educational Federation and its programs. Please go there, read about what we offer, take your time to read carefully, and if you feel inspired by the possibilities, go to the Application Section, and choose to fill out one of our three types of Applications for 1) Meditation Quest (our Introduction to Meditation Program); 2) Great Quest (our Introductory Esoteric Psychology Program); or 3) Quest Universal (our Advanced Program in Esoteric Studies).

When one carefully examines the condition of humanity’s psyche, one easily sees the maya, glamor and illusion which excessively influence human thought and action. The unfortunate state of consciousness of so many in the Family of Humanity simply must change if we are to emerge as we should into the Age of Aquarius. The Ageless Wisdom holds the key to a far deeper understanding of the nature and destiny of the Human Family and of the aspiring individual within that family. Compared with the distorted and, even, childish visions which animate so many hundreds of millions, a true understanding of the Ageless Wisdom is seen as absolutely essential to humanity’s successful development. Bringing the Ageless Wisdom to humanity will require many intelligent men and women of goodwill, many servers, who are well-versed in its lore—students and teachers who understand it in depth. This potential for acquiring in-depth understanding (and the application in service of what is understood) is what we offer at the Morya Federation, the programs of which cover the wide range of esoteric thought—from the fundamentals all the way to the deeper and more abstruse levels of esotericism.

Please do go to our Morya Federation Website and take a good look at what we offer. If you wish to serve your fellow human beings by going deeply into the art and science of meditation and into esoteric studies (and inspiring others with what you have learned), then choose to fill out one of the three types of Applications and join us in the quest for true enlightenment – which will inevitably be followed by deeper service to your fellow human beings.

If you are already a member of the Morya Federation (either as a student or Faculty) please share this letter with those you know who may be interested in and may benefit from our educational programs. Many students illumined by the Ageless Wisdom are needed to help humanity make the great transition which lies before it—a transition into the fifth kingdom of nature, the Kingdom of Souls. This will signify the First Initiation of Humanity. We can hasten the arrival of this great unfoldment of consciousness if our will to meditation, study and service is of adequate strength!

Light, Love and Power:

Michael D. Robbins: Ph.D., Ph.D.E.: Director, Morya Federation; President, University of the Seven Rays and Seven Ray Institute

Libra — Evocative Images and Esoteric Teachings

Francis DonaldThe images and texts published in these posts were created by Francis Donald.  His wonderfully evocative images and inspiring writings help us to more fully understand the nature of astrological signs, and the esoteric concepts underlying their meaning and power.

We are grateful to Francis for this most significant contribution.

Francis Donald can be contacted at oeahoo@yahoo.com

 

Libra

 

Libra Discussion

by Francis Donald

 

Balance by Francis Donald

Balance by Francis Donald

 

 

Crowned by the symbol of her sign, our Libran stands poised between the pairs of opposites. She holds the dorje, symbol of spirit, vertically in her right hand, and the bell, symbol of the force which initiates the manifested world– horizontally in her left. Her fingers form the mudra of balance. The poise she has attained is neither rigid nor static, but is, rather, an expression of her dynamic focus; a fluid state of perfected attention. She faces West, and her airy garment (Libra is an air sign) reflects her position on the western arm of the cardinal cross. Yet paradoxically she stands at the “midway point, where land, water, and air meet”- that central point where, freed from polarization in the “little self”, liberation becomes truly possible. Venus, Libra’s exoteric ruler, shines above the mountain-top of Capricorn. Watery Cancer swirls beneath her feet. Aries, her opposite in the East, holds the tightrope on the far shore. Saturn, among whose many names is “The Lord of Balance”, reigns as Hierarchical ruler in this sign, and thus takes His place as crown jewel proclaiming “God and His form are One”.

 

For the occultist/enthusiast, here are a few more quotes and tidbits about the Double Full Moon: During the aeons of rebirth that it takes to develop and perfect the personality, human beings incarnate through the zodiacal signs in an opposite direction to how those signs progress through the year. But, at a certain point of preparedness in the career of the soul, he or she reverses direction on the wheel of rebirth. This reversal is the mark of an accepted disciple. The opportunity to make that shift occurs on the Libra/Aries axis.

 

The two full moons, occurring as they did at the very beginning and very end of Libra in 2010, offered us a beautiful metaphor for this reversal. They can be seen as two great gates. One, on the Scorpio end of the sign, provides entry for most of humanity as it continues to perfect its personality expression; the other, opens the way into Libra for those few on the reversed Path entering from Virgo. It is the enlightened quality of this latter gate that I have attempted to portray in this image.

 

The geometry of the figure portrayed is based on the 3-4-5 Pythagorean triangle, used to construct many of Egypt’s ancient pyramids as the image below shows.

 

Geometry by Francis Donald

Geometry by Francis Donald

 

This triangle is a philosophical goldmine– much can be gained through a study of the relationship of the three, ever the number of the sacred and unmanifested; the four, the number of matter; and the five, the number of humankind who, through the 5th principle of mind, builds his bridge from 4 to 3, from the quaternary of the lower self to the “feet of the Master”, the spiritual Triad. In this image the 3-4-5 triangles form the dual axis of the cardinal cross. Notice that Capricorn in the North shares with Libra both Venus and Saturn as rulers, and Aries in the East shares Uranus, Libra’s esoteric ruler.

 

The dorje is a perfect Libran symbol with its pair of opposites and balance point. It also illustrates the dual 1st and 7th ray qualities of Uranus (you might just be able to make out the symbol of Uranus worked into the lines of the dorje). The central sphere represents the Unmanifest, the One. Upward grows the 3, the lotus bud of spirit which is then reflected downward into the quaternary of the manifested world; together they represent the septenary nature of the universe. Thus, as the Tibetan says: “Uranus embodies the principle of concretion.”

 

Quotes:

  1. “Called ‘the place of judgement’; here [in Libra] the die is cast: it separates the sheep (Aries) from the goats (Capricorn). This is the distinction between the ordinary and reversed wheel.” Esoteric Astrology, p. 229

 

  1. “The end of the century will see the influence of Libra rising as it rules the transition between the Piscean and Aquarianages.” Esoteric Astrology, p. 239

 

  1. Dane Rudhyar’s Gifts of the Spirit describes Libra as“A totally accepted relatedness, be it with an object, a situation or a person… Natural growth of inherent potentialities, ease and logic of development, elegance of unfoldment; these are the jewels of the art of living; these are the tests of mastery.”

 

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When Athena burst forth fully formed from the head of Zeus, she gave us our most graphic example of the nature of Venus. Both brilliant and beautiful, she epitomizes the ideal feminine– the third aspect of divinity. “The Razor’s Edge” also depicts Venus at the instant of her emerging– the ‘fragments’ of her body still half in the darkness of the noumenal realm, and half bathed in the light of manifestation. By stepping onto the “narrow razor-edged Path which runs between the pairs of opposites”(Esoteric Astrology, p. 227) she at once exemplifies the lesson of Libra and reveals the gift of Venus: the ability to coordinate mind and heart– or as the Tibetan* tells us “…the power of mind transmuted into wisdom through the instrumentality of love.” Esoteric Astrology p. 126-7

 

* The Tibetan is Djwahl Khul, a Tibetan master who worked with the English author Alice Bailey to produce twenty-four books on esoteric philosophy. In these notes He is referred to as ‘DK’.

 

Just as Venus emerges from the radiant violet male figure, which in this image represents Uranus, so does the impetus to coordinate the mind and heart emerge from a more fundamental purpose: that of anchoring the realm of the soul in our world through the medium of the personality. This is the work of Uranus, which the Tibetan describes as “Occult consciousness or that intelligent, fusing condition which produces the scientific at-one-ment of the two factors, higher and lower self, through the intelligent use of the mind.”

 

Saturn, the planet of opportunity (depicted at the top of the image), completes the 3rd aspect trinity of influences on Libra. DK tells us: “Saturn is exalted in Libra for—at the point of balance—opportunity comes…” Esoteric Astrology, p. 249

 

The Razor's Edge by Francis Donald

The Razor’s Edge by Francis Donald

 

Geometry and sacred number: If you look closely at this image, you can just make out an equilateral triangle originating in the Venusian head chakra, passing down through her arms and fingertips, and crossing at the bottom edge of her torso. This is both the Libran and the Saturnian geometrical figure par excellence, for it represents the pairs of opposites brought into balance by the higher mind (upper point). It is interesting to note that when the sides of the triangle are extended until the bottom horizontal crosses beneath Venus’ feet, it creates two additional equilateral triangles (barely visible here) that ‘hang’ from each of the Uranian figure’s hands thus providing the underlying geometry for the scales, Libra’s symbol. This extended triangle creates a tektraktys of inner triangles (ten triangles, the number of perfected man) whose positions in relation to the human form reveal some interesting correlations– for instance the central down-pointing triangle encompasses all the lower chakras whereas its higher up-turned corresponding triangle contains the higher chakras; notice also that the head is situated within the highest division of the tektraktys.

 

Deep in the violet shadows of this piece, you’ll find a pentagon. From this five-sided figure, which personifies man, manas, and the 5th ray, Venus (Libra’s exoteric ruler) emerges. She is overshadowed by Uranus who stands at the core of a platonic solid made up of twelve pentagons. I have used this dodecahedron here to represent a deeper octave within the noumenal realm (befitting the esoteric ruler). Numerologically, the dodecahedron’s thirty sides reduce to three, the number of 3rd ray Saturn (Libra’s hierarchical ruler). In fact, through its 3–7–5 descent, Libra is the quintessential exemplar of the 3rd aspect of divinity.

 

Dodecahedron (Libra, 2012)

 

Dodecahedron, by Francis Donald

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Libra: In Libra the first real vision of the Path appears.” Esoteric Astrology, p. 227

 

“Life of soul and form is balanced. Neither dominates. Equilibrium. An interlude wherein the soul organizes itself for battle and the personality waits. This is the probationary path. Duality known.” Esoteric Astrology, p. 228

 

Libra keywords: “I choose the Way that leads between the two great lines of force.”

 

Thank you for sharing this work with me!

Highest Regards,

Francis

 

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