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Aquarius — 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.

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Aquarius

The Aquarius Full Moon will be on February 11, at 00:33 GMT/UTC.

 

Aquarius Discussion

by Francis Donald
The Water Carrier by Francis Donald

The Water Carrier by Francis Donald

 

Depicted here is the great Aquarian archetype, the ultimate water-carrier. Everyone alive today is touched by her hand; for the ‘vessel’ she carries is now well within the influence of this great sign. It is a soul-awakening influence: “The water-carrier (another name for the world server) is… found in every land and in every great city. They work on all the different rays; they express many points of view; their field of service is widely differing… They all carry the pitcher containing the water of life and they all emit the light in some degree throughout their environment… To you, who live and work in this interim period and in this cycle of transition, with all its resultant outer chaos and upheaval, is given the task of expressing steadfastness, service and sacrifice.” Destiny of Nations, p. 146.

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Jupiter: The particular head center that corresponds to the heart center of the cosmic being here depicted radiates the energy of Jupiter, Aquarius’ esoteric ruler, which draws into expression the Heart of the Sun, thus awakening the soul aspect in all humanity.

“The sun used to be called the `eye of Jupiter.’” Secret Doctrine III, p. 278

“Ray 2 [transmits] Love-Wisdom, via Jupiter and the Sun. These are the most powerful.” Destiny of Nations p. 74 

The Heart of the Sun: “[This meditation will result in] the realization of the true significance of Light and the revelation of the meaning of what has been called in esoteric books, “the heart of the Sun”, which is the inner point of life in all manifested forms.  Illumination of the mind will be seen to be direct and infallible… Esoteric Psychology Volume II, p. 396

Aquarius: “It will (through the effect of its potent force) stimulate the astral bodies of men into a new coherency, into a brotherhood of humanity which will ignore all racial and national differences and will carry the life of men forward into synthesis and unity. This means a tide of unifying life of such power that one cannot now vision it, but which—in a thousand years—will have welded all mankind into a perfect brotherhood. Its emotional effect will be to “purify” the astral bodies of men so that the material world ceases to hold such potent allure, and may in its later stages bring about a state of exaggeration as potent in the line of sentiency as that which we have undergone in the line of materiality!” A Treatise on White Magic, p. 313

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‘From the Heart of the Master’: “In Aquarius, the man awakens to the beauty of group

life, to group interest, and to his individual responsibility towards the group– and thus begins to live his life and to spend himself in the service of humanity.” Esoteric Astrology, p. 145

Imagine a group of people sitting around a central figure. Their various facial expressions, physical types, ages, and clothing, each give us insight into their personalities. Now imagine that we can lift our vision from the denser subplanes and visualize the etheric realm. The scene shifts dramatically; the physical vehicles of our group grow dark, for here the light comes from a different source. Glowing energetic matrices, vibrant with the color and quality of the group, overlay the dense physical forms.

With our inner eye now opened, we see a Master sitting at the center of His group of disciples. Those on the outer periphery are only faintly aware of His Presence, but the initiates who sit in the circle immediately around the Master know Him well, for they have worked for incarnations to attune to His aura. This alignment (known as being ‘close to the Master’s heart’) enables these initiates to consciously direct the energy of love-wisdom that flows through their Master from the Master of Masters, the Christ.

 

From the Heart of a Master by Francis Donald

From the Heart of a Master by Francis Donald

 

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‘A Pythian Vessel’: “Discover the serpent of illusion by the help of the serpent of

wisdom and then will the sleeping serpent mount upwards to the place of meeting.” Treatise on White Magic, p. 208

The companion piece is a design for a water vessel, an Aquarian symbol. It depicts seven ‘serpents of wisdom’ united as one (thus its number is 17*) that they may together dispense the waters of life. The bottom view of this vessel reveals the sevenfold energy that forms the bond between these seven great nagas.

* “The energy of Path IV reaches us from Sirius via the Sun. The hierarchies concerned with this specific type of cosmic force hide themselves under the numbers fourteen and seventeen.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire, p. 1259-60

 

A Pythian Vessel by Francis Donald

A Pythian Vessel by Francis Donald

 

A Pythian Vessel by Francis Donald

A Pythian Vessel by Francis Donald 

 

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Geometry: Whereas the Leonian knows himself as the point in the center, and the Sagittarian directs his focused attention along the radius of the circle, the enlightened Aquarian knows that, though he is only one point within the circle, he is also the circle itself– a circle steadily growing through the ever-expanding inclusivity of love-wisdom.

The 2nd Ray of Love-wisdom, the ray of the esoteric planetary ruler of Aquarius, expresses itself through a breathtaking line of ascent (some of which are depicted in ‘From the Heart of the Master’) described thus by the Tibetan:

  1. The disciple’s heart centre.
  2. The heart centre in the head.
  3. The egoic lotus, which (until the fourth initiation) is the heart centre of the monadic life.
  4. The Master at the centre of His group.
  5. The Christ, the heart centre of the Hierarchy.
  6. The life of the Monad which begins to make itself felt at the third initiation.
  7. The Lord of Life Himself, the heart centre of Shamballa.

 The line of relationship then extends from these onward and outward, and upward (spherically considered) to the Life at the very centre of our Earth’s “alter ego,” the planet Venus, to Jupiter [esoteric ruler of Aquarius]and thence to the solar Lord Himself and on to a point in the Sun, Sirius.” Discipleship in the New Age, Volume I, p. 767-8

Jupiter– the esoteric ruler of Aquarius: “The Lord of Love-Wisdom… instills into all forms the quality of love, which is the life-demonstration of pure Being. This Lord of Love is the most potent of the seven rays, because He is on the same cosmic ray as the solar Deity. He expresses Himself primarily through the planet Jupiter, which is His body of manifestation.” Esoteric Psychology, Volume 1, p. 23

“Jupiter transmits divine energies from Virgo and Aquarius. Aquarius is the coming expression of the group consciousness which is the first and immediate revelation of the ever present Christ consciousness on a large scale in humanity.” Esoteric Healing, p. 155

Sirius“The energies coming from the sun, Sirius, are related to the love-wisdom aspect of the solar Logos, to the soul of that Great Being. This cosmic soul energy is related to the Hierarchy. You have been told that the great White Lodge on Sirius finds its reflection and a mode of spiritual service and outlet in the great White Lodge of our planet, the Hierarchy.” Esoteric Astrology, p. 416

 

Thank you for sharing this work with me!

Highest Regards,
Francis

 

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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