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Taurus – 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

 

Taurus

The Taurus Full Moon will be on May 6, at 5:24 am GMT.

Taurus Discussion

by Francis Donald

 

Buddha at Wesak by Francis Donald

Buddha at Wesak
by Francis Donald

Wesak

This month’s image puts us high above a Himalayan valley at the time of the great Taurian Wesak Festival. Below, we can just make out members of the Hierarchy as they solemnly weave Their geometrical patterns ‘with measured pace,’ and chant Their mantram in preparation for the great event. As the moment of the full moon approaches, the Buddha appears at the upper end of the valley and moves to a place above them. He is here shown drawing cosmic energy down through His aura into the vortex that links Him to humanity. Master Djwhal Khul tells us: “[During the] Wesak festival, kept so universally in India to this day, the Hierarchy forms itself into a channel for the transmission of power and blessing from the levels on which the Buddha may be found. He acts as a focal point for that power, and— passing it through His Aura—pours it out over mankind by means of the channel provided by the assembled Lords, Masters, graded initiates and disciples. This channel is formed by the use of sound and rhythm simultaneously employed. By the chanting of a certain mantram by means of the slow, measured movements that accompany that chanting, the funnel is formed that reaches upwards to the desired locality. The geometrical figures formed in the matter of the plane higher than the physical (which are the result of the geometrical movement of the concourse gathered in that Himalayan centre) form themselves into wonderful avenues of approach to the centre of blessing for the inhabitants, deva or otherwise, from any particular plane. For those who can clairvoyantly view the scene, the beauty of the geometrical forms is unbelievable, and that beauty is enhanced by the radiant auras of the Great Ones Who are gathered there.” Letters on Occult Meditation, p. 198

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“At the time of this Wesak Festival, I would call your attention to the fact that the annual return of the Buddha to bless His people everywhere and to convey the message of wisdom, light and love to humanity—coming as He does from the very Heart of Deity Itself—is the outer evidence and guarantee of inner divine guidance and revelation in this present world cycle of 2500 years. Year by year He returns. For a brief minute He reminds us that God exists and ever loves; that He is not unmindful of His people; that the heart of the universe is unalterable compassion, and that man is not alone. To bring this recognition about and to make this appearance possible, a living Triangle of Energy is created and focused through three great spiritual Individuals, Who evoke recognition both in the East and in the West. They are known to believers of every faith and all nationalities. These Three are:

  1. The Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days, Sanat Kumara, the planetary Logos,Melchizedek, He to Whom Christ referred when He said, “I and My Father are One.”
  2. The Buddha, the Illumined One, the Revealer of the light and the wisdom which come to us from sources far greater than our planetary Life, a Messenger of the Gods.
  3. The Christ, the Son of the Father, the World Saviour, the Redeemer. He Who has remained with us and Who is gathering His sheep into His fold, the Lord of Love.

In these Three, Whose nature is radiant love and light, humanity can grasp in some measure the nature of divinity. They are greater than is known or realized; human intelligence and aspiration can only sense Their essential nature; Their spiritual potency has to be stepped down if mankind is to bear the pressure of the impact of the energy They wield and seek to transmit. It is this stepping down process which takes place at the time of the May Full Moon, and it is brought to a “focus of transmission” by the massed intent of the Hierarchy and the massed demand of the world aspirants and disciples— itself drawn forth by the massed need of the people of all lands. Here, my brothers, is a simple statement of the facts which must be grasped by all of you who seek to participate intelligently in the Wesak Festival and who are anxious to act as transmitters of the spiritual energy which will, at that time, be poured out to suffering humanity.” The Externalization of the Hierarchy, p. 286- 288

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“Once a year, at the Vaisakha or Wesak Festival, the Lord Buddha, sanctioned by the Lord of the World, carries to the assembled humanity a dual stream of force, that emanating from the Silent Watcher, supplemented by the more focalized energy of the Lord of the World. This dual energy He pours out in blessing over the people gathered at the ceremony in the Himalayas, and from them in turn it flows out to all peoples and tongues and races.” Initiation Human and Solar, p. 105

 

The Wesak Festival by Francis Donald

The Wesak Festival by Francis Donald

 

Based on Alice Bailey’s description in her Unfinished Autobiography, there is a possibility that the Himalayan valley depicted in this month’s image is the actual setting of the Wesak Festival– therefore visualizing this locale at the time of the Wesak full moon may help you psychically link to that great event. (Note about the image: I have exaggerated the size of the water receptacle and all the figures– otherwise, from this distant perspective, they would appear as mere dots. In fact, this piece is a kind of ‘faux realism’, for the true festival would have many more participants in various dress from all over the world, and the geometric figures would be much more varied, complex and esoteric. This image is designed merely to evoke some feel for the true event.)

Alice Bailey describes a large group of disciples, initiates, and Masters pacing the outlines of various sacred symbols, such as the cross, and the circle with the point at its center– in accordance with his or her point in spiritual evolution. At the head of this gathering, and at the foot of a large table rock in the eastern end of the valley, stand three figures, of which one is the Christ. On that natural stone table is a large receptacle filled with water. At the moment of the full moon these three figures raise their arms, and the Buddha reveals himself.

“The Buddha, when He achieved illumination, ‘let in’ a flood of light upon life and upon

our world problems, and this intelligent understanding of the causes of world distress He

endeavored to formulate into the Four Noble Truths. These are:

  1. That existence in the phenomenal universe is inseparable from suffering and from sorrow.
  2. That the cause of suffering is desire for existence in the world of phenomena.
  3. That cessation of suffering is brought about by eradicating all desire for existence in this universe of phenomena.
  4. That the way to the cessation of suffering is by treading the noble Eightfold Path, wherein are expressed right belief, right intentions, right speech, right actions, right living, right endeavor, right-mindedness and right concentration.

Through the message, therefore, of the Buddha, man can, for the first time, grasp the cause of his eternal discontent, of his constant distaste and dissatisfaction, and of his endless nostalgia. From the Buddha he can learn that the way of release is to be found in detachment, dispassion and discrimination. These are the first steps on the road to Christ.’ From Bethlehem to Calvary, p. 14-156

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The Buddha embodies the Principle of Light, which has the power to irradiate the minds of men– ‘in that light we shall see Light’– thus He is known as the ‘Illumined One’. He and the Christ, who together form a triangle with Sanat Kumara, have been, since the Wesak Festival of 1900, impressing the theme of the new world religion upon humanity: the united potency of light and love– a perfected whole which these two great avatars embody.

Geometry plays a potent role in the Wesak Festival, for through the pacing of the interrelated geometric forms by those at the festival– an act of white magic sanctioned by Sanat Kumara Himself– the united blessing of the Great Ones is grounded on the physical plane, thus impressing humanity with the impulse to establish right human relations.

 

Thank you for sharing this work with me!

Light, Love, and Power,

Francis

 

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Taurus – Evocative Images and Esoteric Teachings

 

Spiritual Life TV YouTube Channel

Seventeen New Videos (and more on the way) have been released for the Spiritual Life TV Channel Website and the new Spiritual Life TV YouTube Channel.

The lead video is a film on “Death and Dying Well: From the Teachings of Master Djwhal Khul” written by Olivia Hansen and produced with Justin Wilkinson, using many of Master DK’s actual words and evocative images.  This film is designed for the public and for us and those of us with non-esoteric family members and friends.  It is to help people understand more about the dying process in terms they can relate with to help alleviate their fear of death and help offset what Master DK says is the largest “glamour” in the world: the fear of death.

The other New Videos come from the SRI-USR Conference: Talks and wonderful presentations by Michael Robbins, Heidi Robbins, Francis Donald, Kathy Newburn, Walter Pullen, Rose Bates, Iris Spelling, Stephen Dinan, Robert Borel, Anne Owen-Stone, Dot Maver, Laurence Newey, Cassi Vieten, Dean Radin, and others.

These Videos could be of benefit to many people.  So please enjoy the new Videos and let your friends, groups and family know too.  We are all helping to spread the teachings of Master Djwhal Khul.   I and my wonderful SLTVC team, Mar Sorell and Justin Wilkinson, would appreciate it!

The link for the SLTVC website is:  http://www.SpiritualLifeTVChannel.com

The Link for the SLTVC new YouTube channel is:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ9Cpc9EecA0RX0Yq0kKTTw/featured

 

Thanks very much!

With Love and Virgo FM Blessings,

Olivia

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

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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