The Evil Personalities which are Responsible for Chaos
“An effort is being constantly made to arrest the ugly chaos of the present and to produce the ordered beauty of the future. The major weapon now being used by the combined Forces of Evil is chaos, disruption, lack of established security, and consequent fear. The potency of these evil forces is exceedingly great because they belong to no one group of people and to all the ideologies. The chaos produced by indifference, the chaos produced by uncertainty, the chaos produced by fear, by starvation, by insecurity, by watching others suffer innocently, and the chaos produced by the warring and conflicting ambitious elements in every nation (without exception) – these are the factors with which the Master R. is attempting to deal; the task is one of supreme difficulty. The entire rhythm of international thinking has to be altered, and that constitutes a slow and arduous task; the evil personalities which, in every country, are responsible for the chaos and uncertainty, have eventually to be replaced by those who can work in cooperation with the rhythm of the seventh ray, and thus produce ordered beauty.” EXT 668.
The English Master works consistently with the awakening and the arising masses.
The Externalization of the Hierarchy – Section IV – Stages in the Externalization
“The task is further complicated by the fact that in the substitution of order for chaos, national cultures must be preserved and the outline of the new civilization presented to the people. This major Ashram is therefore confronted with two elements in every land and nation: those people who hold on to the bad old things of the past, and those who work for the extreme opposite of this point of view and for that which is new. Under the influence of this seventh ray energy balance has to be brought about and preserved, so that the “noble middle way” of right action and of right human relations can be safely trodden. The task of the Master R. is, however, lightened by the fact that the seventh ray is now coming into activity and its potency is increasing year by year. His task is also aided by the intelligent work done by the Ashram of the English Master Who works consistently with the awakening and the arising masses.
Every October and every March, the Master R. gathers together His council of helpers, the Masters and the senior initiates in the Ashrams of the third, the fifth and the seventh rays. Though He is the Head of the third Ray of Aspect and is in control, therefore, of the two Rays of Attribute mentioned above, He does not Himself wield these forces, because He is One of the three Heads of the Hierarchy and His work cannot be confined to the activity of any one ray. He works through the Ashrams of these rays, but He Himself works primarily in cooperation with the Christ and the Manu.” EXT 669.
Hierarchy Stimulates the Second Ray Wisdom Aspect
The Second Ray Wisdom Aspect Tremendous stimulation of the second ray Wisdom aspect in graded and group initiation discussed by Master DK and AAB.
August 1946 brought us the knowledge that Shamballa gainfully employed certain extra planetary energies including the mentioned singular Wisdom second ray aspect and I propose that this wisdom energy is itself employed to expand the consciousness of hierarchy and [humanity that are receptive] as explained by the Tibetan expanding the wisdom aspect of consciousness [and this is important] which in itself is akin relatively to that “tremendous manasic stimulation” that the lords of love and compassion receive though in their case being on a much greater scale when they go to Sirius to become Masters of the Wisdom…
In relation to the April – May 1946 letter of DK, informing us for the first time of the direct use of the focussed wisdom aspect of the second ray, I came across this very apt referral to the wisdom aspect and Initiation. The One self is the oversoul or the planetary logos as the one soul containing all souls. It is the logos or Sanat Kumara that wields or contacts the focussed Wisdom aspect directly and for the first time in 1946 the Christ contacted and stepped down to all ashrams this singular wisdom energy due to the unprecedented spiritual invocation and advancement of humanity and of groups of Initiates rapidly advancing through the ranks from humanity to the higher way of evolution in their graded steps.
The wisdom aspect [of the One self] powerfully, directly and uniquely now effects the rapid promotion of Initiation through tremendous stimulation to 2025 linking all three centres and thus expanding numerically and unprecedentedly the group wisdom and quality of Initiate humanity with the door of Initiation standing wide open “(symbolically speaking)”. We must recall that the Tibetan informs us “forget not that initiation is but another name for synthesis and fusion” and this through the graded series of liberations. It is this true synthesis through Initiation blending intellect and intuition that is now under way and of which we may be consciously part of. In the Will to Good. JPC.
“Initiation has to do with the conscious development of the self, and concerns the wisdom aspect of the One Self.” IHS 97.
“When this process is consummated the self expressed is the One Self or the ray Life, and the realization achieved is the revelation of God as the quality of the manifested world and as the Life behind appearance and quality. The seven ray Lives, or the seven soul types, are seen as the expression of one Life, and diversity is lost in the vision of the One and in identification with the One.” EP1 143.
“with a consequent merging of the self in the one Self and the fusion of the individual soul (consciously and willingly) in the Oversoul.” TWM 393.
April-May 1946 “I have delayed writing my usual Wesak message until this late date because of a certain event in the Hierarchy which was maturing and which necessitated my entire attention. This event was connected with the Wesak Festival and involved among other matters the formation of a new Ashram in which the Wisdom aspect would be of particular importance and not the Love aspect… The endowments […of the Buddha] concern the will-to-good of the Lord of the World, the Ancient of Days, though they do not concern goodwill as you understand that phrase. This Ashram, when duly formed and established, will enable the Members of the Hierarchy to respond to this aspect of the divine Purpose… More than this I may not tell you about this particular hierarchical move, affecting as it does both Shamballa and the Hierarchy.” EXT 541.
See also below, August 1946 “the larger purpose of the planetary Logos, working through the three major centers within His body of manifestation. This purpose was threefold in nature” EXT 562/3. AAB/DK.
“Today, human beings as a whole are so loudly invocative that the entire trend of the life of the Hierarchy and Its plans to date have been subjected to change, to postponement as far as certain interior and purely hierarchical determinations are concerned, and to a hastening of certain plans which were slated (if I may use such a word) to take place several centuries later than this but which – owing to the unexpected preparedness of humanity – can take place, not prematurely really, but securely and in the fullness of time; this fullness of time, as regards the particular planning with which we are dealing, is from now until the year 2025 A.D. – brief period of time indeed in which to see the consummation of the larger purpose of the planetary Logos, working through the three major centers within His body of manifestation. This purpose was threefold in nature:
- It involved the ability of Those in the Council Chamber at Shamballa to react to and absorb certain extra-planetary energies and to use them in an intra-planetary sense. It had not been anticipated by the Directing Agents of these forces that our planetary Logos would achieve a certain goal so early in time and space as He has.
- It involved a great expansion, numerically and in the consciousness of the Hierarchy. This predicates a great influx of initiates and disciples and a tremendous inflow of what is esoterically called “angelic essence” from the deva kingdom, under the direction of certain great Devas who have affiliated during the past two hundred years with the Hierarchy. This again had not been expected so early. The result of this happening has been that the door of initiation through which mankind passes stands wider open (symbolically speaking) than ever before, and at the same time, the Masters are passing with greater rapidity on to the Way of the Higher Evolution; this is due to the fact that initiates are fitting themselves so rapidly to take Their places, and disciples are moving on into initiate position so fast, that a great pressing forward has become legitimate.
- It involved, finally, a great awakening in the human family and a major spiritual reorientation. This again had been believed possible of accomplishment when the sun passed into Capricorn about 2300 years hence. But – it has already taken place and necessarily has brought about a basic adjustment in the plans of the Hierarchy and a renewed emphasis upon the purpose, as registered in Shamballa.” EXT 562/3. AAB/DK.
Brothers of esoteric philosophy, It had been thought by Hierarchy that the rapid pressing forwards of disciples and Initiates in group form according to their degree and status and also of a major human spiritual reorientation or mass Initiation the pentecost of the first degree with also a mass second degree under the one fundamental school of graded Initiation, would commence as Capricorn was entered in some 2300 years hence. This human spiritual reorientation began when the first atomic bombe was dropped in 1945 which was the greatest spiritual event to take place on earth according to DK. However DK told us in August 1946 that “it has already taken place” or was in fact already under way.
Note that the DK letter was written some three months after the April – May letter of 1946 communicating the forming of a ‘new ashram’ headed by the Christ and his “general manager” Chohan R. We should note that it was the Wisdom aspect void of the love aspect of the second ray, as I earlier explained, that was being used by hierarchy under the Christ and R as they were the only two member that could register it at that high vantage or vibration and thus step it down. M, KH and DK were not mentioned and could note register and were occupied with other matters in their own ashrams though always had cooperated together of course.
This must be clearly born in mind. August 1946 brought us the knowledge that Shamballa gainfully employed certain extra planetary energies including the mentioned singular Wisdom second ray aspect and I propose that this wisdom energy is itself employed to expand the consciousness of hierarchy and [humanity that are receptive] as explained by the Tibetan above expanding the wisdom aspect of consciousness […and this is important] which in itself is akin relatively to that “tremendous manasic stimulation” that the lords of love and compassion receive though in their case being on a much greater scale when they go to Sirius to become Masters of the Wisdom.
This needs much contemplation and clarifies the hierarchical work now under way regarding the work and tremendous stimulation in reference to group initiation under the safe implementation and guidance of the One fundamental school of graded Initiation, of the great white brotherhood and their adjustment to the Purpose emanating from Shamballa. These matters are worthy of much consideration. JPC.
The Destiny of the Nations – Christ and the Coming New-Age
As we come to an end of our consideration of the world today and its dominating rays, working through the nations and conditioning the people, there is a final point which I would like to make; it lies in the realm of religion and concerns the significance of Christmas. From the very night of time, as well you know, the period wherein the sun moves northward again has been regarded as a festival season; for thousands of years it has been associated with the coming of the Sun-God to save the world, to bring light and fruitfulness to the Earth and through the work of the Son of God to bring hope to humanity. The Christmas season is regarded by those who do not know any better as uniquely the Festival of the Christ, and this the Christian churches have emphasized and to this all churchmen testify. This is both true and false. The Founder of the Christian Church – God in the flesh – availed Himself of this period and came to us in the dark of the year and initiated a new era in which light was to be the distinguishing note. This has been true from several angles, even from the purely physical, for today we have a lighted world; everywhere lights are to be seen and the pitch dark nights of olden times are fast disappearing. Light has also descended on the earth in the form of the “light of knowledge.” Today, education whose objective is to lead all men on to a “lighted way,” is the keynote of our civilization and is a major preoccupation in all countries. The removal of illiteracy, the development of a true culture and the ascertaining of truth in all fields of thought and of research are of paramount importance in all lands.
Thus, when Christ proclaimed (as He assuredly did), along with all world Saviors and Sun-Gods, that He was the Light of the worlds, He inaugurated a marvelous period in which humanity has been widely and universally enlightened. This period dates from Christmas Day, two thousand years ago, in Palestine. That was the greatest of all Christmas Days and its emanating influence was more potent than was any previous arrival of a Bearer of Light, because humanity was more ready for the light. Christ came in the sign of Pisces, the Fishes – the sign of the divine Intermediary in the highest sense, or of the medium in the lower; it is the sign of many of the world Saviors and of those Revealers of divinity Who establish world relationships. I would have you note that phrase. The major impulse driving the Christ towards special work was the desire to establish right human relations; it is also the desire – realized or unrealized – of humanity, and we know that some day the Desire of all nations will come, that right human relations will be found everywhere and that goodwill will implement that fulfilment, leading to peace in all lands and among all peoples.
Down through the ages, Christmas Day has been recognized and kept as a season of new beginnings, of better human contacts and of happier relations among families and communities. Yet just as the churches have descended into a profoundly materialistic presentation of Christianity, so the simple Christmas Day which would have pleased the heart of Christ has degenerated into an orgy of spending, of acquiring good things, and is regarded as a period which is “good for trade.” We need, therefore, to remember that when any phase of life-inspired religion is interpreted entirely materially, when any civilization and culture loses its sense of spiritual values and responds mainly to the material values, then it has served its usefulness and must pass away, and this in the interests of life itself and progress.
The message of the birth of Christ rings ever new but is not today understood. The emphasis during the Aquarian Age, the age into which we are fast entering, will shift away from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, and from the infant Savior to the Risen Christ. Pisces has seen, during two thousand years, the spreading light; Aquarius will see the Rising Light, and of both of these the Christ is the eternal symbol. DN 148/9.
Some important references as to the authentication of the birth of Jesus Christ and of his date of birth being 25 December in the Dark half of the year. We are told by the Tibetan that this period has been celebrated since the ‘night of time’ and for thousands of years as the time of the ‘coming of the ‘sun god’.
According to the Tibetan Master the Master Jesus “availed Himself of this period and came to us in the dark of the year”. This is the significance of Christmas. He availed himself of that unique and opportune period as the sun moves northward again to initiate ‘a new era in which light was to be the distinguishing note’.
Interestingly we are told by Besant referenced by Alice Bailey, that there have been some ‘one hundred and thirty-six different dates fixed on by different Christian sects’. We are therefore forewarned. In Goodwill. JPC.
Jesus Christ: “came to us in the dark of the year”.
“Even the establishing of Christmas Day on December 25th was so determined. The same writer quoted above tells us that:
“On the fixing of the 25th December as the birthday of Jesus, Williamson has the following: ‘All Christians know that the 25th December is now the recognized festival of the birth of Jesus, but few are aware that this has not always been so. There have been, it is said, one hundred and thirty-six different dates fixed on by different Christian sects. Lightfoot gives it as September 15th, others as in February or August. Epiphanies mentions two sects, one celebrating in June, the other in July. The matter was finally settled by Pope Julius in 337 A.D., and St. Chrysostom, writing in 390, says: ‘On this day (i.e. 25th December) also the birth of Christ was lately fixed at Rome, in order that while the heathen were busy with their ceremonies (the Brumalia, in honor of Bacchus) the Christians might perform their rites undisturbed.”
– Esoteric Christianity, by Annie Besant, p. 160.
The choice of this particular date is cosmic in its implications, and not unwittingly, we can be sure, did the wise men of earlier times make these momentous decisions. Annie Besant tells us that:
“He is always born at the winter solstice, after the shortest day in the year, at the midnight of the 24th December when the sign Virgo is rising above the horizon; born as this Sign is rising, he is born always of a virgin, and she remains a virgin after she has given birth to her Sun-child as the celestial Virgo remains unchanged and unsullied when the Sun comes forth from her in the Heavens. Weak, feeble as an infant is he, born when the days are shortest and the nights are longest…” – Ibid. p. 157. Bethlehem to Calvary 62.
The Tibetan Master:
“As we come to an end of our consideration of the world today and its dominating rays, working through the nations and conditioning the people, there is a final point which I would like to make; it lies in the realm of religion and concerns the significance of Christmas.
From the very night of time, as well you know, the period wherein the sun moves northward again has been regarded as a festival season; for thousands of years it has been associated with the coming of the Sun-God to save the world, to bring light and fruitfulness to the Earth and through the work of the Son of God to bring hope to humanity. The Christmas season is regarded by those who do not know any better as uniquely the Festival of the Christ, and this the Christian churches have emphasized and to this all churchmen testify. This is both true and false. The Founder of the Christian Church – God in the flesh – availed Himself of this period and came to us in the dark of the year and initiated a new era in which light was to be the distinguishing note.” Destiny of the Nations 147.
JPC: Crucially we should recall the Blavatsky quote as follows. The date 07 BCE heralded a triple conjunction in Pisces, with researches identifying the days ranging from Dec 1 to Dec 23.
DK verifies Dec 25 with the strong clue “The Christmas season” and “the period wherein the sun moves northward” See DN 147. The “Founder of the Christian Church – God in the flesh – availed Himself of this period and came to us in the dark of the year.” If the December conjunction was the 23rd or slightly earlier this would herald the astrological impetus for the coming birth on the 25th Dec 07 BCE.
“The sign of the Messiah’s coming was the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the sign Pisces.” (S.D. Vol. III, 152). Esoteric Astrology. Appendix.
“At four o’clock in the evening, on December 25, Sirius rises above the horizon in Jerusalem. This was the first such event in the Age of Pisces. The three stars on the belt of Orion point down towards Sirius, the star of Bethlehem.” http://www.usbible.com/astrology/when_was_jesus_born.htm
The Age of Jesus began with three Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in Pisces.
“One of the great astrological stories in the Bible is the story of the star of Bethlehem. It is written that the star was a sign from God signaling the birth of the Messiah into the world. The three Magi, Persian astrologer-kings, determined the time of this birth by the position of this star. In 1600, Johannes Kepler hypothesized that this star was actually a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn. Confirmed by modern astrology, this symbolism ties in with the prophecies of that era concerning a Messiah amongst the Jews. The conjunctions occurred at the end of Pisces, ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of kings. Saturn is the planet that rules the Jews, thereby giving the king of the Jews. This was a very infrequent triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn and it occurred in the year 7 B.C.” http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen13.html
“In March 7 BC, rising out of the glare of the nearly rising sun, Jupiter and Saturn appeared close together in the sky. This is a rare event for these two planets; it happens only once every 20 years or so. They got closer together day by day until on the 29th May they got as close as two moon diameters. This happened in the constellation of Pisces. Then throughout the summer of that year Jupiter and Saturn began to pull away from each other, but then as often happens when these two planets get together, they started to go back towards each other. Eventually this led to another conjunction on the 29th September 7 BC. On towards winter, the two pulled away from each other again, but then amazingly they started to move towards each other a third time. The third conjunction happened on the 6th December 7 BC. This triple conjunction is caused by the movement of the Earth around the Sun, causing the two planets to both apparently do a loop against the background of stars. The first conjunction was a simple meeting of the planets; Jupiter being faster caught Saturn up.
The second conjunction was caused by the Earths movement. The apparent movement of the planets is thus reversed by the earth’s movement and the planets have a second conjunction. However this reversing of the movement is only temporary, and the two planets eventually continue their apparent movement. Jupiter then catches Saturn up again causing the third and final conjunction.
By the 26th February 6 BC, Mars has joined the group, although Jupiter and Saturn were then much further apart. All three planets are lost in the glare of the setting sun by the end of March 6 BC.
Conjunctions occuring during this ‘looping’ are rarer than a normal 20 year conjection. Easily observable triple conjunctions occured in 7BC AD452, 967, 1007, 1306 and 1683. The next good one will not be until 2230.” http://www.btinternet.com/~prgreetham/Wisemen/theory1.html
“There is an ancient Babylonian clay tablet (a picture of a copy tablet in the British museum is shown) dated to 8 BC, which describes the celestial events for then upcoming 13 months. The tablet shows that Jupiter and Saturn would remain together in the constellation of Pisces for eleven months and come in close conjunction three times. Since the Babylonian lunar year begins at the vernal equinox (March/April), the tablet’s description refers to the period, March/April 7 BC – March/April 6 BC. According to Parpola, this tablet says “Month 10, the first of which (December 23) will follow the 29th of the previous month. Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces, Venus in Scorpio, Mars in Aquarius….”
Four copies of astronomical tablets describing celestial activities in 7 BC are known to have survived. This means that Babylonian astronomers were thoroughly familiar with the movements of the stars and planets, and hand carried tablets or c-mailed (mailed by caravan) tablet copies to fellow astronomers.
In the Babylonian system Jupiter represented the star of Marduk, the supreme Babylonian god. Saturn was the “Steady One.” The constellation Pisces was associated with Ea, the god of wisdom, life and creation. The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces predicts from Babylonian’s viewpoint “the end of the old world order and the birth of a new king chosen by God.” Parpola contends that Augustus’ (BC 27 – AD 12 or 14) authority was still questioned and there was power vacuum in the Middle East, and the people, including the Jews, were looking for a new King that would topple the Roman Empire.
Here are the dates of three conjunctions in 7 BC according to Parpola.
First conjunction: May 27, 8am
Second conjunction: October 6, 10 pm
Third conjunction: December 1, 9pm.
The triple conjunction is rare, occurring every 800 years. Since 7BC, triple conjunctions were observed in 786 and 1583.
According to the UB,
First conjunction: May 29.
Second conjunction: September 29
Third conjunction: December 5.” http://www.public.iastate.edu/~lightandlife/triple.htm
The Christ, the Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy
The exponent of second ray force, the Teacher of the Adepts of men and of Angels. This office was originally held by the Buddha, but His place was taken (after His Illumination) by the Christ. The work of the Bodhisattva is with the religions of the world, and with the spiritual Essence in Man. TCF 122.
JPC: The Christ, the Overlord and Neptune. On this seventieth anniversary. In remembrance of inspired service to humanity. 6 June 1944.
“The leader of the conflict against evil in high places is the Christ, the Head of the Hierarchy.”
From May 1943, until November 1944, you should move outward into definite world experience and into a basic cooperation with any similar groups which are engaged in world salvage, primarily along the psychological line, for the psychological rehabilitation of humanity will be the major outstanding need, paralleling that of economic  readjustment. These two must receive prior attention by all men and women of goodwill. This group must inspire, promote and strengthen wherever and whenever possible. Such a task can only be undertaken by people who have no religious bias, no political antagonisms and no sense of exclusiveness. EXT 328.
Between the sacred season of May and June, 1943, and that of 1944. EXT 396.
Operation Overlord was the code name for the Battle of Normandy, the Allied operation that launched the successful invasion of German-occupied western Europe during World War II. The operation commenced on 6 June 1944 with the Normandy landings (Operation Neptune, commonly known as D-Day). A 1,200-plane airborne assault preceded an amphibious assault involving over 5,000 vessels. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on 6 June, and more than three million allied troops were in France by the end of August.
The decision to undertake a cross-channel invasion in 1944 was taken at the Trident Conference in Washington in May 1943. General Dwight D. Eisenhower was appointed commander of Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), and General Bernard Montgomery was named as commander of the 21st Army Group, which comprised all the land forces involved in the invasion. The Normandy coast was chosen as the site of the invasion, with the Americans assigned to land at Utah and Omaha Beaches, the British at Sword and Gold Beaches, and Canadians at Juno Beach. To meet the conditions expected on the Normandy beachhead, special technology was developed, including two artificial ports called Mulberry harbours and an array of specialised tanks nicknamed Hobart’s Funnies. In the months leading up to the invasion, the Allies conducted a substantial military deception, Operation Bodyguard, using both electronic and visual misinformation. This misled the Germans as to the date and location of the main Allied landings. Hitler placed German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in charge of developing fortifications all along the Atlantic Wall in anticipation of an invasion.
The Allies failed to reach their goals for the first day, but gained a tenuous foothold that they gradually expanded as they captured the port at Cherbourg on 26 June and the city of Caen on 21 July. A failed counterattack by German forces on 8 August led to 50,000 soldiers of the German 7th Army being trapped in the Falaise pocket. The Allies launched an invasion of southern France (Operation Dragoon) on 15 August, and the Liberation of Paris followed on 25 August. German forces retreated across the Seine on 30 August 1944, marking the close of Operation Overlord. wikipedia
The Task of Implementing the Will-to-Good
How is the Hierarchy working at this time? In what manner are the Masters aiding the work of the Forces of Light? Can something of moment and of lasting significance happen at this coming May Full Moon? How do the Masters look at the world situation? What are Their plans? Can these plans be materialized? And what can the individual disciple, initiate and world disciple accomplish in the face of humanity’s dilemma?
These are all normal and intelligent questions and can be answered partially, though not fully, owing to three reasons:
1. The outcome of the coming climaxing conflict depends on humanity itself. A greater effort is required, particularly in America – an effort to see the issues clearly, to understand the causes of this war, and a determination to take those steps – through propaganda and discussion – which will clarify the minds of the masses. Into these agelong causes I cannot here go; there is not time to do more than enumerate certain of them
* Universal and ancient selfishness, materialism, aggression, and national prides. Of these faults all nations have been guilty.
* A sense of separateness of which the border issue between such nations as Russia and Poland is symbolic. The need of humanity and its general well-being comes  eternally first. Nations and their ephemeral disputes are of secondary interest.
* A tendency – centuries old – among the Germanic peoples to dominate, to take what is not their own, to regard themselves as unique, superior, and as embodying a super-race; there is also a fixed determination, on behalf of their own interests, to plunge other nations and races into war. Today they have achieved a planetary war.
2. There are factors present in this battle between evil and good which are so deeply esoteric and hidden from the understanding of the most advanced human being that it is useless for me to enlarge upon their existence. They are concerned with the ability of the mind, or of the mind principle, to react to truth or to lies; the mystery of this reaction is hidden in the evolutionary process itself. A point can be reached in human development where acceptance of deception is impossible and clear thinking is normal. The potency of glamor (which holds so many people in prison) is related to this mystery. Glamor holds not those who are mentally and emotionally undeveloped; they are complete realists and see life in its bare outlines and baldly. The highly developed are not subject to glamor; they also think realistically but this time with true mental perception and not instinctively. The thinking man, in his process of training, but who is still largely governed by his emotions, is exceedingly prone to glamor, and very often to the glamor of a sentimental so-called loving attitude. These people do not realize that love is a process of determining action on the basis of the ultimate good of the individual or the group, and that the immediate reactions of the personality are secondary. In this conflict the Hierarchy is concerned with the final issue, with the future welfare and the ultimate well-being of humanity. They are not so concerned with the immediate suffering and pain of the personalities involved. Is this a hard saying? A tiny replica of this correct attitude can be found in the influence, words and actions of those wise parents, those farsighted guides  of youth, who see the need of discipline if their children are in the future to be rightly oriented, and to live correctly. The temporary discomfort of the discipline and the rebellion of the children do not in any way condition such parents. They see ahead.
3. The conflict at present involving humanity has its source not only in human weakness and selfishness, but in a situation which has existed for ages between the Great White Lodge of Masters and the Lodge of Black Adepts. This started in Atlantean times and must now be fought out to a finish. With the details of this struggle (fought on mental levels) you have no concern, except in so far as you and the rest of mankind react to lies or to truth. Two streams of mental energy or of thought-directed ideas impinge powerfully at this time upon the human consciousness. One is embodied in the lying propaganda emanating from the Axis Powers and affecting potently not only their own peoples but the selfish politicians, the intolerant and the racially conditioned people, and the well-intentioned but short-sighted appeasers and pacifists. The second stream is embodied in the idealism, the humanitarianism, and the clear presentation of the factual situation which characterize the best minds in every nation and which condition the thinking of the leaders of the United Nations; this stream has, for instance, conditioned the attitude and the changed orientation of the USSR, and has brought them to a position of cooperation and to a relinquishing of some of their separative ideas. EXT 433.
The leader of the conflict against evil in high places is the Christ, the Head of the Hierarchy. What is the attitude of the Christ at this time? In all reverence, and as one of His humblest friends and personal workers, I am permitted to tell you a little of His position as He nears the great event in May of this year. He knows Himself to be the inner spiritual Commander of the Armies of the Lord. His is the responsibility of awakening the souls of men to their presented opportunity and to the need of bringing  to an end this ancient conflict between the Lords of Evil and the Messengers of Light. His has been the problem of teaching humanity that, in order to demonstrate true love and to provide scope and opportunity for a civilization in which love, brotherhood and right human relations are governing factors, those essential steps must be taken which will accomplish this.
He said when He was on earth two thousand years ago, “I came not to bring peace, but a sword.” The sword of the spirit is wielded by the Hierarchy, and by its means cosmic evil is arrested; the sword of discrimination is wielded by the initiates and the disciples of the world, and by its means the distinction between good and evil, with a consequent presentation of free choice between the two, has been laid before humanity, and the lines of demarcation have been made abundantly clear in this world war. It had been the hope of the Christ and the longing of all the Masters that men would see clearly and make free and right choice, so that – without physical plane warfare – they would bring about the needed changes and the ending of wrong conditions. But the conflict descended on to the physical plane and the sword of material war (symbolically speaking) was taken up by humanity.
Forget not (particularly those of you who are outraged by physical conflict through your pacifist inclinations) that, in the West, it was Germany which first of all took the sword in hand, marching into Poland and bringing misery, devastation and cruelty to a smaller and much weaker nation, thus forcing France and Great Britain to fulfil their pledged obligations to that little nation and to declare war upon the aggressor. It was Japan who brought war into the Eastern hemisphere. The Forces of Light were left with no alternative but to fight in defense of freedom.
Prior to the war, the Hierarchy did what it could to change the trend of human living and thinking, awakening the consciences of the intelligent, stimulating the activity of the humanitarians and impressing the minds of Their disciples in order to arouse goodwill, a driving desire for  right human relations and peaceful conditions. But the movement was not strong enough; the sword appeared on earth and mankind was plunged into war.
Since then the work of impressing the minds of the world disciples and of those whom they can influence has been along the lines of clarifying the issues, making plain that for which we fight, and arousing men and women to take such action as will, once and for all, end the possibility of a similar world cataclysm.
The activities of our Master, the Christ, fall into three categories:
1. Stiffening the will to fight on behalf of the spiritual issues and for the great humanitarian aims of the Hierarchy.
2. Impressing the minds of diplomats, thinkers and lovers of mankind to work out now certain postwar plans which will entirely change our present civilization and bring about the new.
3. Arousing the minds of the masses and turning them – each in his own place and manner – into a more religious channel. The growth of spiritual desire and aspiration is phenomenal today, could you but see the indications as the workers on the inner side do.
Our Master, the Christ, is also at this time carrying forward three major activities. I can tell you briefly what they are, but only the disciples of the world will grasp the true implications.
He is, first of all, occupied with the process of deflecting the will-energy, emanating from Shamballa, in such a way that it will not be seized upon and misused by the Axis Powers in order to stiffen their peoples into increased opposition to the Forces of Light. It must be rechannelled and used to stiffen the purpose of the United Nations to carry the war to a finish of victory and of triumph, to increase the will-to-unity of all the allied peoples and to make firm the intention of the postwar planners that freedom, educational facilities, truth and right living shall be  the lot of the incoming generation. This necessitates on the part of the Christ a concentration for which we have no equivalent word and a purely spiritual endeavor (a monadic effort) of which we have no faintest idea.
Secondly, He is working within the confines of the Hierarchy itself, preparing His disciples, the Masters, for certain great postwar events. For the war will end. The Restoration of the Mysteries, the initiation of those disciples who have stood firm and unafraid during the war, the enlargement of Their ashrams, owing to the almost unforeseen development of the spiritual sense among the world aspirants who would not normally have become disciples during this incarnation, and also the externalization of Their ashrams during the next one hundred years, preparatory to the reappearance of the Hierarchy upon earth, are some of His present hierarchical responsibilities. These involve a tremendous expenditure of force, of second ray energy, just as His first activity demands an unusual expenditure of first ray power – something which even He, in His high place, is only now learning to handle, as a pledged Disciple of Sanat Kumara. EXT 434.
A Consideration of Christ/Maytreya of HPB an AAB
“The World Teacher – takes office cyclically. His cycles do not coincide with those of the Manu as the Manu holds office for the entire root-race. The World Teacher gives out the keynote for the various religions and is the emanating source for periodical religious impulses. The duration of his cycles are not given out. The Buddha held office prior to the present World Teacher and upon his Illumination His place was taken by the Lord Maitreya whom the Occidentals call the Christ.” Treatise on Cosmic Fire. Alice A Bailey. 213.
Maytreya in human form post Gautama and due to special decision taken by hierarchy after WW1/2 or partial destruction of and due to necessity of human kind is said to reappear some time after 2025. It is only the Occidentals that call him the Christ and is called such today. He is however the Lord Maitreya and succeeded Lord Buddha when he found illumination. The Christ Maitreya then took office as the world teacher.
Points to note are that it is clear that HPB said there would be a return or coming of a the Maytreya Buddha or BODHISATWA, in succession to Gautama Buddha at a period of partial destruction of the fifth race. That partial destruction being WW1/2 from the view of hierarchy. The overshadowing experiment with JK as the ‘world teacher’ and messiah is a historical fact post WW1 according to numerous sources including JK. It was intended to precedence a physical appearance of the Maytreya Buddha or BODHISATWA known also to the occidentals as the Christ and indicated by HPB letters.
He was foretold to be in human form. Guatama Buddha c.563 BCE the fourth of the Buddha’s was referred by HPB as ‘he’ and this is a fact of history. As far as indicated by history HPB and AAB, Maytreya Buddha known as the world teacher and messiah will be a male in human form. JK was a male in human form as part of the experiment in overshadowing by the world teacher which served a ‘useful purpose’ in 1925, seven years after destruction of WW1.
Annie Besant said and even prophesied that Theosophical Society and other organisations must… “not make his own world impossible for Him save in seclusion as was done on His last coming.” This was proven accurate as it turned out, according to JK. Leadbeater would be proved accurate in the advent of the Christ, being occidental. Also on the fact of the body, of JK, being born and amongst them at that time.
Maitreya Buddha is given by Blavatsky as to appear at partial destruction of the fifth race, the sixth race and the seventh race and are clearly three distinct reappearances as Blavatsky indicates though one is from KH letters. The predicted post 1975 appearance of a torch-bearer ‘himself’ as identified by HPB is as I have previously indicated that of a first ray cycle akin to HPB’ 1875 cycle, while AAB was a second ray cycle apparently the early part of the twentieth century 1919, and the latter part 1975 torch-bearer being a ray one cycle. JPC.
REAPPEAR as a MANUSHI
DHYAN CHOHAN as a BODHISATWA ( a human ) BUDDHA
1. Vairachana 1. Samanta Bhadra 1. Kraku-Chandu
( end 1st Race )
2 Akshobyas 2. Vajrapani 2. Kanaki Muni
( end 2nd Race )
3. Ratna 3. Ratnapani 3. Kasyapi
( end 3rd Race )
4. Amitabha 4. Avalokitesvara 4. Gautama
( end 4th Race
5. Amogasiddha 5. Visvapani 5. Maytreya
6. ……………….. 6. ………………… 6. …………………
7. ……………….. 7. Mystery Names 7. ……………….. HPB Letters p243.
The fifth or Maitreya Buddha will come after the partial destruction of the 5th. HPB Letters 242.
When Buddha [the Spirit of the Church] hears the hour strike, he will send Maitreya Buddha – after whom the old world will be destroyed. SD3 159.
Gautama was a pupil of this; and it was with them, those Indian Sages, that He has learned the truths of the Sungata, the emptiness and impermanence of every terrestrial, evanescent thing, and the mysteries of Prajñâ Pâramitâ, or “knowledge across the River,” which finally lands the “Perfect One” in the regions of the One Reality. But His Arhats were not Himself. Some of them were ambitious, and they modified certain teachings after the great councils, and it is on account of these “heretics” that the Mother-School at first refused to allow them to blend their schools, when persecution began driving away the Esoteric Brotherhood from India. But when finally most of them submitted to the guidance and control of the chief Ãshrams, then the Yogâchârya of Ãryâsanga was merged into the oldest Lodge. For it is there from time immemorial that has lain concealed the final hope and light of the world, the salvation of mankind. Many are the names of that School and land, the name of the latter being now regarded by the Orientalists as the mythic name of a fabulous country. It is from this mysterious land, nevertheless, that the Hindu expects his Kalki Avatâra, the Buddhist his Maitreya, the Pârsî his Sosiosh, and the Jew his Messiah, and so would the Christian expect thence his Christ-if he only knew of it. SD3 417.
Maitreya Buddha, … like all the Saviours of the World… TG. HPB. 1892.
S’ambhala (Sk). A very mysterious locality on account of its future associations. A town or village mentioned in the Purânas, whence, it is prophesied, the Kalki Avatar will appear. The “Kalki”is Vishnu, the Messiah on the White Horse of the Brahmins; Maitreya Buddha of the Buddhists, Sosiosh of the Parsis, and Jesus of the Christians (See Revelations). All these “ messengers” are to appear “ before the destruction of the world “, says the one; before the end of Kali Yuga say the others. It is in S’ambhala that the future Messiah will be born. Some Orientalists make modern Murâdâbâd in Rohilkhand (N.W.P.) identical with S’ambhala, while Occultism places it in the Himalayas. It is pronounced Shambhala. TG. HPB. 1892.
The terrestrial and human Buddha…
The people see the Triratna in the three statues of Amitâbha, Avalokiteshvara and Maitreya Buddha; i.e., in Boundless Light” or Universal Wisdom, an impersonal principle which is the correct meaning of Âdi-Buddha; in the “Supreme Lord” of the Bodhisattvas, or Avalokiteshvara; and in Maitreya Buddha, the symbol of the terrestrial and human Buddha, the “Mânushi Buddha ”. Thus, even though the uninitiated do call these three statues “the Buddhas of the Past, the Present and the Future ”, TG. HPB. 1892.
We are in the 5/6th Branch/Family Race of the 5th Sub Race of the 5th Root Race the Aryan. Cataclysms are another matter entirely and I refer to historic recorded overshadowing attempt of JK after WW1 1925, according to various theosophical sources. AAB recorded that the decision had been made that the Maitreya Buddha the Christ and world teacher of the occidentals would take a physical form c2025 and also acknowledged the JK event. Once that event has taken place the Master KH will take office as the world teacher. HPB recorded that the Maitreya Buddha could appear in physical form at a time of partial destruction of the fifth race so I note the two world Wars.
Regarding the ‘torch-bearer’ this is a separate occurrence regarding the dissemination of further teachings post 1975 and does not refer to any Maitreya Buddha as is clear from my original letter some time back on this matter.
The huge and difficult task facing ‘the Christ’ is discussed by AAB. To “recognize their Lord when He comes” as Besant acknowledged will be a challenge to the individual self and to many groups. It is notable that these Buddha’s have and will reappear in physical form [inclusive of Maitreya Buddha as the world teacher] contrary to alternative indications on some theosophy forums. One cannot obfuscate the JK occurrence or deny it as a delusion of JK and all, for it goes against the evidence of many good sources.
AAB clearly speaks of the return of the Christ being firstly as an overshadowing of the Christ principle or of the Christos as it expresses through individuals throughout the world. This was shared recently in regard to the JK experiment.
It was then decided by Maitreya around 1943-6 that the Christ Maitreya would return to humanity c2025. Maitreya is the world teacher and the saviour/redeemer of humanity as is documented by HPB. The Maitreya can decided to return in smaller cycles other than the greater ones outlined for the end of races. This is done as prophesied when the withering of the law and degeneration [partial destruction] of peoples from spirituality takes place and is undertaken by a Maitreya or Christ of the occidentals or a Buddha or Krishna of previous times.
All indications of carnalization spoken of by HPB are by exoteric Christians and refer not to the esoteric teachings of Maitreya as spoken by her or by AAB. It appears a small group of modern day theosophists deny the teachings of HPB that there ever was, is or could be a Christ/Maitreya that can be a world reformer, saviour and dispenser of light in physical form. Substitute Christ in the below quote with Maitreya or add ‘Christ of the occidentals’ and you will have a clearer picture. JPC.
“Why see in the Pisces a direct reference to Christ — one of the several world-reformers, a Saviour but for his direct followers, but only a great and glorious Initiate for all the rest — when that constellation shines as a symbol of all the past, present, and future Spiritual Saviours who dispense light and dispel mental darkness?” SD1 653.
Regent of Europe
“We now come to a consideration of the vast Ashram controlled by the Master R. He is the Lord of Civilization and His is the task of bringing in the new civilization for which all men wait. It is a third ray Ashram, and therefore enfolds within its ring-pass-not all the Ashrams to be found upon the third Ray of Active Intelligence, upon the fifth Ray of Concrete Science and upon the seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order. All these Ashrams are working under the general direction of the Master R. He works primarily through the Masters of these three types of ray energy. He Himself at this time is occupied with seventh ray energy, which is the order-producing energy upon our planet.” EXT 667.
This is an informative quotation because it tells us that Master R being the Lord of Civilization is the director of all ashrams of the third, fifth and seventh rays. All such ashrams are considered one “vast ashram” being thus ‘enfolded’ though still holding individual identity whilst under his overall direction. These ashrams have their own Masters working in each of them and Master R works “through” the other Masters of the third, fifth and seventh rays. R is “occupied” with seventh ray energy. It is this third ray ashram that forms the “ring-pass-not” of all these ashrams. JPC.
“Every October and every March, the Master R. gathers together His council of helpers, the Masters and the senior initiates in the Ashrams of the third, the fifth and the seventh rays. Though He is the Head of the third Ray of Aspect and is in control, therefore, of the two Rays of Attribute mentioned above, He does not Himself wield these forces, because He is One of the three Heads of the Hierarchy and His work cannot be confined to the activity of any one ray. He works through the Ashrams of these rays, but He Himself works primarily in cooperation with the Christ and the Manu.” EXT 669.
Along with March, October is an important month for Master R. Although he is occupied with seventh ray energy he is not ‘confined’ to any one ray and is closely associated with and works in cooperation with the Manu and the Christ. This are the first, second and third rays headed and directed. We must note also that R is the “Regent of Europe” and such is his work engaged in that area which at this time must draw much of his attention. An overall perspective could be that union or the founding of a federation of smaller countries was initially not supposed to be one of a political or financial union but primarily one of right human relations and goodwill cooperation. What must the current situation present to the Regent of Europe if economic debt is the prime cohering situation so to speak. The return to ‘good economy’ and the release from crippling debt which in effect equates to a totalitarian stifling of the spiritual and psychological nature of the people of Europe. Indeed, “rehabilitation of Europe” is foremost in my mind at this current time. JPC.
“The work of salvaging Europe, spiritually and psychologically, which is our main preoccupation, must go on. It must be entirely divorced from politics and partisanships, and I am asking all of you who are my pledged workers to move forward in this spiritual undertaking. Your link with the Master R. should help you much in taking adequate action in cooperation with A.A.B. and F.B. The triangle of force thus formed is strengthened by its link with my Brother, R. DINA2 499.
“Master R. in whose hands lies the rehabilitation of Europe”. DINA2 593. August 1946.
“The Master R. – as the Lord of Civilization – is also closely involved; he is also – and this is of major importance – Regent of Europe.” DINA2 596.
Sealing the Door Where Evil Dwells
JC: Since the time of divergence between the White and Black Lodge hierarchy have stood between evil and humanity. On that note it has been the task of hierarchy and Shamballa to seal the door since Roman times. Since the great world war humanity [the masses and general public] have shared in that task with the united voicing of the Great Invocation given by the Christ and presented to us by Alice Bailey and the Tibetan. “and may it seal the door where evil dwells.”
“The “door where evil dwells” is kept open by humanity”. DINA2 176.
“May it seal the door where evil dwells.
I would here recall to you what I said last year anent this final Stanza of the Invocation.
I am preparing to present to you for wide distribution throughout the world, the last stanza of the Great Invocation. It is by no means easy to translate the words of this stanza in terms which will make it of general appeal and not simply of importance to convinced esotericists…It can be so presented that the masses everywhere, the general public will be prompted to take it up and will use it widely; they will do this on a relatively larger scale than the intuitional, the spiritually minded or even the men of goodwill. A far wider public will comprehend it.” EXT 490.
“The final line of the last stanza is also perhaps in need of explanation. It speaks of the task of the Plan as implemented by humanity to “seal the door where evil dwells.” DINA2 173.
“The Invocation, when rightly used by humanity and when it becomes a world prayer, will enable humanity – as a whole – to express Light and Love and Power and also to seal the door where evil dwells”. DINA2 183.
“The Black Lodge is the problem of the White Lodge, and not the problem of humanity; for aeons the Hierarchy has handled this problem, and is now in process of solving it. It is essentially, however, the main consideration and problem of Shamballa, for it is connected with the will aspect, and only the will-to-good will suffice to blot out and annihilate the will-to-evil. Goodwill will not suffice, though the united and invocative appeal of the men of goodwill throughout the world – increasingly voiced through the Great Invocation – will serve “to seal the door where evil dwells.” EH 670.
“Thus through the “center which we call the race of men” the Plan of love and light works out and strikes the death blow to evil, selfishness and separateness, sealing it into the tomb of death forever.” DINA2 168.
“He is now given a revelation of the true united goal of the seven Paths and likewise a vision of their varying intermediate, individual goals. Hence the name of the fifth initiation is that of the “Initiation of Revelation.” He can thus make His decision with opened eyes and unblended by the glory…”
1. The Path of Earth Service
This is the only Path which the Lord of the World regards as within the field of His spiritual interference. He reserves the right to retain in the service of the Hierarchy, and consequently of Humanity and the subsidiary evolutions, Those Masters Whom He regards at any one time as essential to the work to be done. This He does by asking Them to record Their decision when taking the sixth initiation, but to postpone moving on to one or other of the Paths until He gives the word…
…All these moves present their unique problems; they produce vacancies in the ranks of the Hierarchy which must be filled; they lead constantly to the inflow of new and powerful energies, for it must be recognized that these energies reach us along Paths leading to our planet as well as away from it. The invocative note of our united evolution at stated times and cycles sounds out and reaches Those Who are waiting for spiritual opportunity and service. They then follow the Path to our planet. From other spheres and planes They emerge along the lines of Their destiny and intention; we then call Them Avatars or Great Enlighteners or Planetary Saviors or Spiritual Regents; They act at the request of Sanat Kumara, given on higher cosmic levels.
It is nevertheless a statement of fact that in due time even Those Who choose the Path of Earth Service and remain in hierarchical work are eventually given the right to follow Their decision and pass to extra-planetary service. The Hierarchy, as we have seen, gives the needed training for that wider service, and the theme of what I might call the educational process to which the Masters submit is the unfoldment of the consciousness of the relationships which lie beyond the aura of our planet; this is, in reality, a higher and most abstruse branch of the Science of Impression, which disciples upon their lower level have to master. This aspect of impression is, however, concerned with the formless worlds, whereas all the impressions to which the disciple has to learn to react emanate from and within the cosmic physical plane, of which all our seven planes are an integral part; our highest spiritual world is a part of the substantial world. The Masters, therefore, are working at a conscious receptivity or sensitivity to the cosmic astral plane, the source of the spirit or energy of love. There is a fundamental connection between the Hierarchy (the source of expression of love on Earth) and the cosmic astral plane, and it is towards this objective that the Masters work Who choose the Path of Earth Service. The major ray of our solar system is that of love-wisdom, and there is no better field on which to master the preliminary stages of that divine unfoldment and receive the needed development and education than on the Earth.
On the Earth, the Masters have overcome glamor and illusion, and for Them no astral plane exists. Now ahead of Them, and owing to Their freedom from these “bewilderments,” will come the opportunity to enter into the Heart of God, the center of pure love, and from that center to tread the way of love. All these seven Paths lead either to the cosmic astral plane or to the cosmic mental plane, according to the decision made at the sixth initiation. Upon the cosmic astral plane there is no glamor, but instead a great vortex of energy – the energy of pure love – under the domination of the Law of Attraction. RI 398/9.
JC: The Lord of the World is charged with having responsibility of asking those Masters “whom he regards” as suitable or right to retain in Earth service. This was the ‘mistake’ of the Buddha for he appears not to have been asked or deemed ‘essential’ to earth service. He was though given due time to expiate his decision. It appears also, that of the seven paths, earth service is a temporary decision made by those Masters concerned and they will ‘record’ their true decision on one or other of six paths when earth work is done, “Every jewel has seven facets which are the seven doorways to the seven Paths.”
Other entities and avatars are able to choose earth service in conclave with the great Lord and come in from cosmic realms. This is all a very interesting and informative lesson for us. Again, DK alludes for us that earth service is a wonderful training ground and one of ‘development and education’ and certainly along the lines of preliminary stages there is according to DK “no better field” than on Earth. Earth Service in its preliminary stages serves hierarchical development and expansion working with its disciples and Initiates and giving the needed training to them that will at the sixth Initiation well equip the Chohan to make his decision for continued earth work or pass on to other fields of training and expansion. Earth service [Path one] trains via the law of attraction and repulsion on the astral plane with its opposites in manifold, for the work required on the Cosmic astral plane and therefore being concerned with ‘unity’ or the one path to the “One Absolute Reality”.
The seven Paths, at a certain stage which may not be defined, become the four Paths
“The initiates upon Path I “fight their way” on to path VI.” TCF 1243.
Path IV to be accounted for. Upon this Path pass all those who, through devotion and activity combined, achieve the goal but who lack as yet the full development of the manasic principle. This being the solar system of love-wisdom or of astral-buddhic development, the fourth Path includes the larger number of the sons of men. In the Hierarchy of our planet the “Lords of Compassion” are numerically greater than the “Masters of the Wisdom.”
PATH I. EARTH SERVICE
Attributes Wise compassion
Source Constellation of the Dragon, via Libra
Methode Twelve cosmic Indentifications
Hierarchy The sixth
Symbol A green dragon issuing from the center of a blazing sun. Behind the sun and over-topping it can be seen two pillars on either side of a closed door.
Quality gained Luminosity
PATH VI. THE PATH OF THE SOLAR LOGOS
Not given Not given
PATH IV. THE PATH TO SIRIUS
Attributes Cosmic rapture and rhythmic bliss
Source Sirius via the Sun which veils a zodiacal sign
Hierarchy Veiled by the numbers 14 and 17
Method Duplex rotary motion and rhythmic dancing upon the square
Symbol Two wheels of electric fire, revolving around an orange Cross, with an emerald at the center
Quality gained Unrevealed
There has been, behind all the books which I have written, a definite purpose and a planned sequence of teaching. It may be of interest to you if I trace them for you: EP1 xx.
In those books I isolated for the new generation of esoteric students the “truths” which were true, extracting them from the mass of imaginative thinking and consequent formulation of thought-forms which esotericists (since the time of H.P.B.) have so consistently created and presented to the enquiring public as truths. I indicated the new truths which were of significance for the future and for which the truths of the past were a needed foundation, and gave enough in outline and in “seed” concepts to show the lines along which the new world religion, the new political regimes and the new social order could be set up. I gave you the blueprints. EXT 547.
The Master Jesus: He is well known in the Bible history, coming before us first as Joshua the Son of Nun, appearing again in the time of Ezra as Jeshua, taking the third initiation, as related in the book of Zechariah, as Joshua, and in the Gospel storyhe is known for two great sacrifices, that in which he handed over his body for the use of the Christ, and for the great renunciation which is the characteristic of the fourth initiation.IHS 56.
Joshua the Son of Nun. Second Degree Initiate.
Jesus (in Hebrew, Joshua) of Nazareth is recognised, cabalistically, in Joshua, the Son of Nun, as well as in other personages. SD2 359.
A large portion of the African territory is asserted to have been peopled by the races expelled by Joshua and the children of Israel. At the time when Procopius wrote, columns stood in Mauritania Tingitana, which bore the inscription, in Phoenician characters, “We are those who fled before the brigand Joshua, the son of Nun or Nave.” IU1 545.
The recollection of Joshua, son of Nun (called Jesus in the Greek and Slavonian versions) IU2 256.
Joshua, son of Nun, or Nave (Navis), could have with perfect propriety adopted the image of a ship, or even of a fish, for Joshua means Jesus, son of the fish-god. IU2 257.
The ship or ark — navis — in short, being the symbol of the female generative principle, is typified in the heavens by the Moon, and on Earth by the Womb: both being the vessels and bearers of the seeds of life and being, which the sun, or Vishnu, the male principle, vivifies and fructifies. SD2 139.
Wikipedia. Ammihud – people of glory; i.e., “renowned.”
(1.) The father of the Ephraimite chief Elishama, at the time of the Exodus (Num. 1:10; 2:18; 7:48, 53).
(2.) Num. 34:20. (3.) Num. 34:28.
(6.) The son of Omri, and the father of Uthai (1 Chr. 9:4).
Nun, in the Hebrew Bible, was a man from the Tribe of Ephraim, grandson of Ammihud, son of Elishama, and father of Joshua. (1 Chronicles 7:26-27) He grew up in and may have lived his entire life in the Israelites‘ Egyptian captivity, where the Egyptians “made life bitter for them with harsh labor at mortar and bricks and with all sorts of tasks in the field.” (Exodus 1:14) In Aramaic, “nun” means “fish.” Thus the Midrash tells: “[T]he son of him whose name was as the name of a fish would lead them [the Israelites] into the land.” (Genesis Rabba 97:3.)
Tradition places Nun’s tomb near that of his son Joshua who, according to Joshua 24:30, is buried in Timnat Serah. The similarly named Palestinian village of Kifl Hares/Timnat Hares, located northwest of Ariel in the Samarian region of the West Bank, now encircles both tombs.
The Book of Joshua (Hebrew: Sefer Y’hoshua ñôøéäåùò) is the sixth book in both the Hebrew Tanakh and the Old Testament of the ChristianBible. This book stands as the first in the Former (or First) Prophets covering the history of Israel from the possession of the Promised Land to the Babylonian Captivity.
The book of Joshua contains a history of the Israelites from the death of Moses to that of Joshua. After Moses’ death, Joshua, by virtue of his previous appointment as Moses’ successor, receives from God the command to cross the Jordan River. In execution of this order Joshua issues the requisite instructions to the stewards of the people for the crossing of the Jordan; and he reminds the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half of Manasseh of their pledge given to Moses to help their brethren.
The book essentially consists of three parts:
The history of the conquest of the land (1-12).
The allotment of the land to the different tribes, with the appointment of cities of refuge, the provision for the Levites (13-22), and the dismissal of the eastern tribes to their homes. This section has been compared to the Domesday Book of the Norman Conquest (though significantly shorter, and not the work of one man; i.e. not comparable in impressiveness).
The farewell addresses of Joshua, with an account of his death (23, 24).
According to the Bible, Joshua was the son of Nun, of the tribe of Ephraim, which would become known as the most militaristic of the tribes of Israel, largely through Joshua’s campaigns.He was born in Egypt during the Israelite enslavement, and was probably the same age as Caleb, with whom he is generally associated. Joshua shared in all the events of the Exodus. He was Moses’ apprentice, and accompanied him part of the way when he ascended Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments (Exd. 32:17). He was also one of the twelve spies who were sent on by Moses to explore the land of Canaan (Num. 13:16, 17), and only he and Caleb gave an encouraging report. He was commander at their first battle after exiting Egypt, against the Amalekites in Rephidim (Ex. 17:8-16), in which they were victorious.
Joshua was appointed by Moses to succeed him as leader of the Israelites upon Moses’ death. The first major part of his book is when he commanded the subsequent conquest of Canaan. As the Israelites came to the Jordan River, the waters parted, as they did for Moses at the Red Sea. The first major battle was in Jericho, a heavily fortified city just five miles west of the Jordan River, northwest of the Dead Sea which he took by following God‘s instruction, ordering his host to march around the city for seven days, whereupon the city walls fell, just as God said they would. The Israelites then slaughtered “every living thing” inside Jericho and completely destroyed the city except for Rahab and her family, who had aided the two spies sent by Joshua to check out the city. Although they had been forbidden by God to take any of the spoils, Achan disobeyed and took some garments and silver, hiding it in his tent. When Israel tried to conquer Ai, a small neighbouring city just West of Jericho, they were defeated and 36 Israelite warriors were killed. Achan’s sin was exposed, he and his family and his animals were stoned to death, and the favor of God was again restored towards His people. Next, through clever ambush tactics, Joshua defeated Ai. The Israelites faced a Southern alliance of the Amorite kings of Jerusalem, Hebron, Jarmuth, Lachish, and Eglon. At Gibeon Joshua defeated them by causing the Sun to stand still at Gibeon, and the moon in the valley of Ajalon, so that he could finish the battle in daylight. Then Joshua faced a northern Canaanite king, Jabin of Hazor, whom he defeated at the Waters of Mermon, possibly referring to Lake Huleh.
In the second main part of his book, Joshua divided the conquered land among the tribes of Israel as dictated to him by God. The framing narrative, describing the process by which the land was divided (12:1-6, 13:1-14, 13:21b-22, 13:32-14:3, 15:63, 16:10-17:6, 17:12-18:10, 19:51, and 22:1-9). First a description is given of the domains east of the Jordan which were conquered and given to Reuben, Gad, and Machir (half of Manasseh). After God gave Joshua a gloss concerning the unconquered region, he reminded him about Reuben, Gad, and Machir (half of Manasseh), already having been allocated land by Moses, and about the Levites not being given territory, only cities. The territory was handed out by lot, Judah gaining the first lot, although they failed to drive out the Canaanites living in Jerusalem. Then the house of Joseph got its territory, Ephraim failing to drive out the Canaanites of Gezer, and it is pointed out that the daughters of Zelophehad, part of the tribe of Manasseh, were also given territory of their own. The house of Joseph was given the mountain region, including the forest, and they are told that they will be able to drive out the Canaanites living there despite the presence of iron chariots. The Israelites then assembled at Shiloh, and Joshua sent out a survey team. When the survey was complete, the remaining land was divided amongst the lesser tribes. Finally, the tribes whose lands are east of the Jordan were allowed to go to their lands.
When he was “old and stricken in age” Joshua convened the elders and chiefs of the Israelites and exhorted them to have no fellowship with the native population.[dubious – discuss] At a general assembly of the clans at Shechem he took leave of the people, admonishing them to be loyal to their God, who had been so mightily manifested in the midst of them. As a witness of their promise to serve God, Joshua set up a great stone under an oak by the sanctuary of God. Soon afterward he died, at the age of 110, and was buried at Timnath Serah. Wikipedia.
The time of Ezra as Jeshua. Taking the third initiation.
High Priest Jeshua ben Jehozadak ha-Kohen was living 0520 B.C. He returned to Jerusalem from captivity in Babylon 0538 B.C.. Ezra 2:1 “Now these are the children of the province that went up out of the captivity, of those which had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away unto Babylon, and came again unto Jerusalem and Judah, every one unto his city;” 2:2 “Which came with Zerubbabel: Jeshua …”1 He and Jehozadak ben Seraiah ha-Kohen were taken into captivity in Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar. 1 Chron. 6:15 “And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of Nebuchadnezzar.”2 High Priest Jeshua ben Jehozadak ha-Kohen was born. Ezra 10:18 “… Jeshua the son of Jozadak.”3 He was high priest of the Jews under Zerubbabel.4,5 He was amongst those that took wives while in captivity in Babylon. Ezra 10:18 “And among the sons of the priests there were found that had taken strange wives: namely, of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren; Maaseiah, and Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliah.” 10:19 “And they gave their hands that they would put away their wives; and being guilty, they offered a ram of the flock for their trespass.”6 High Priest. He was the son of Jehozadak ben Seraiah ha-Kohen. High Priest Jeshua ben Jehozadak ha-Kohen and Zerubbabel ha-David rebuilt an altar to God on returning to Jerusalem. Ezra 3:1 “And when the seventh month was come, and the children of Israel were in the cities, the people gathered themselves together as one man to Jerusalem.” 3:2 “Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.”
Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brothers, and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
Book of Ezra … Chapter 10 … 10:18 … Among the sons of the priests who had married foreign wives were found of the sons of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brothers: Maaseiah, Eliezer, Jarib and Gedaliah.
These were in the days of Joiakim the son of Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and in the days of Nehemiah the governor, and of Ezra the priest, the scribe.
The Book of Ezra is a book of the Bible in the Old Testament and HebrewTanakh. It is the record of events occurring at the close of the Babylonian captivity. At one time, it included the Book of Nehemiah, and the Jews regarded them as one volume. The two are still distinguished in the Vulgate version as I and II Esdras.
The book is divided into two principal parts:
The book thus contains memorabilia connected with the Jews, from the decree of Cyrus to the reformation by Ezra (456 B.C.), extending over a period of about eighty years.
Traditionally Judaism credits Ezra with establishing the Great Assembly of scholars and prophets, the forerunner of the Sanhedrin, as the authority on matters of religious law. The Great Assembly is credited with establishing numerous features of contemporary traditional Judaism in something like their present form, including Torah reading, the Amidah, and establishing the feast of Purim.
In Rabbinic traditions, Ezra is metaphorically referred to as the “flowers that appear on the earth” signifying the springtime in the national history of Judaism. Even if the law had not been given to Moses before, Ezra was worthy of being its vehicle. A disciple of Baruch ben Neriah, he favored study of the Law over the reconstruction of the Temple and thus because of his studies, he did not join the first party returning to Jerusalem in the reign of Cyrus. According to another opinion, he did not join the first party so as not to compete, even involuntarily, with Jeshua ben Jozadak for the office of chief priest. Ezra re-established the Torah and apparently as a polemical measure against the Samaritans, he introduced Assyrian or square characters in it. Ezra was also doubtful of the correctness of some words in Torah and said that “Should Elijah, said he, approve the text, the points will be disregarded; should he disapprove, the doubtful words will be removed from the text”. According to the tradition, Ezra was the writer of the Book of Chronicles.
Cyrus, inspired by God, permits the Israelites to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem and returns to them the golden vessels which had been carried off by Nebuchadnezzar. The number of the captives that returned from Babylon to Palestine with Zerubbabel is stated as 42,360, besides 7,337 men servants and women servants and 200 singing men and women.
Jeshua ben Jozadak and Zerubbabel build the altar and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. In the second year the foundations of the Temple are laid, and the dedication takes place with great rejoicing. The adversaries of the Jews, especially the Samaritans, make efforts to hinder the Jews from building the Temple. A letter is written by the Samaritans to Cambyses II to procure a prohibition of the construction of the Temple, and the work is interrupted till the second year of Darius.
Through the exhortations of the prophets Haggai and Zechariah, Zerubbabel and Jeshua ben Jozadak recommence the building of the Temple. Tatnai, the governor “on this side the river,” sends to the king a report of their action. Darius finds the decree of Cyrus in the archives of Achmetha (Hamadan), and directs Tatnai not to disturb the Jews in their work. He also exempts them from tribute and supplies everything necessary for the offerings. The Temple is finished in the month of Adar, in the sixth year of Darius, and is dedicated with great solemnity.
Artaxerxes gives Ezra a commission to bring with him to Jerusalem all the captives that remain in Babylon. Ezra institutes a fast while on his way to Jerusalem. The princes of Israel inform Ezra that many have not repudiated their foreign wives. Those who have taken foreign wives are compelled to send them away and to bring each a sin offering.
Re: Lives of Jesus pt 1 + pt 2
In the book of Zechariah, as Joshua. Third Degree Initiate.
Joshua the High Priest was the first person chosen to be the High Priest for the reconstruction of the Jewish Temple after the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Captivity (See Zechariah 6:9-14 in the Bible.)
The book begins with a preface (1:1-6), which recalls the nation’s past history, for the purpose of presenting a solemn warning to the present generation. Then follows a series of eight visions (1:7-6:8), succeeding one another in one night, which may be regarded as a symbolical history of Israel, intended to furnish consolation to the returned exiles and stir up hope in their minds. The symbolic action, the crowning of Joshua (6:9-15), describes how the kingdoms of the world become the kingdom of God’s Messiah.
Zechariah 3 – The Cleansing of Joshua the High Priest
The vision of the Lord, Satan, and Joshua the High Priest.
Joshua, the High Priest
Zechariah 3 (KJV)
1. And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.
2. And the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord rebuke thee, O Satan; even the Lord that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?
3. Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before the angel.
4. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
5. And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord stood by.
6. And the angel of the Lord protested unto Joshua, saying,
7. Thus saith the Lord of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
8. Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I will bring forth my servant the Branch.
9. For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
10. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, shall ye call every man his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
The Master Jesus: In the Gospel story he is known for two great sacrifices, that in which he handed over his body for the use of the Christ, and for the great renunciation which is the characteristic of the fourth initiation.
The First Initiation –
The Second Initiation –
The Third Initiation –
The Fourth Initiation –
1. The Birth Initiation will condition human thinking and aspiration everywhere.
2. The religion of the Risen Christ, and not of the newly born Christ or of the crucified Christ, will be the distinctive keynote. DN 149.
The major work of Christ, however, as far as the disciples and the definitely spiritually-minded people of the world are concerned, plus the hundreds of thousands of advanced humanity, is so to “nourish” their spiritual consciousness and life that they will be enabled to take the third and fourth initiations – those of the Transfiguration and the Renunciation (or Crucifixion). RC 87.
The sheep and the goats are forming into two distinct groups. The judgment being given is not the generally assumed one of assigning penalties or rewards; it is not the negation of all effort as the result of decisive moves, nor will it result in the emergence of major dividing lines. Such interpretations are man-made and are not true interpretations of the parable or word picture which Christ gave to his disciples nearly two thousand years ago. DNA2 60.
The Festival of Easter
This is the festival of the risen, living Christ, the Teacher of all men and the Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy. He is the Expression of the Love of God. On this day the Spiritual Hierarchy which He guides and directs will be recognized, and the nature of God’s love will be emphasized. This festival is determined always by the date of the first Full Moon of spring, and is the great Western and Christian festival.” EXT 420. AAB.
“The emphasis in the Aquarian Age will be on life and freedom from the tomb of matter, and this is the note which will distinguish the new world religion from all that have preceded it.
The Festival of Easter and the Feast of Pentecost will be the two outstanding days of the religious year. Pentecost is, as you must well know, the symbol of right human relations in which all men and nations will understand each other and – though speaking in many and diverse languages – will know only one spiritual speech.
It is significant that two important episodes are related in the final part of the Gospel story – one preceding and one following immediately after the apparent death of Christ. They are:
1. The story of the upper chamber to which the man carrying the water pot and typifying Aquarius led the disciples, and in which the first communion service was held, participated in by all and foretelling that great relationship which will distinguish humanity in the coming age, after the tests of the Piscean Age. Such a communion service has never yet been held, but the New Age will see it take place.
2. The story of the upper chamber in which the disciples met and arrived at a true recognition of the Risen Christ and at a perfect and complete understanding of each other in spite of the symbolic diversity of tongues. They had a touch of prevision, of prophetic insight, and foresaw a little of the wonder of the Aquarian Age.
The vision in men’s minds today is that of the Aquarian Age, even if they recognize it not. The future will see right relationships, true communion, a sharing of all things (wine, the blood, the life and bread, economic satisfaction) and goodwill; we have also a picture of the future of humanity when all nations are united in complete understanding and the diversity of languages – symbolic of differing traditions, cultures, civilizations and points of view – will provide no barrier to right human relations. At the center of each of these pictures is to be found the Christ. Thus the expressed aims and efforts of the United Nations will be eventually brought to fruition and a new church of God, gathered out of all religions and spiritual groups, will untidily bring to an end the great heresy of separateness. Love, unity, and the Risen Christ will be present, and He will demonstrate to us the perfect life.” Destiny of the Nations. 152. AAB.
“The Forces of Restoration
There is first of all the phase, now in progress, which will culminate at the time of the Easter Full Moon. This is dedicated to planning for an inflow of the Forces of Restoration. Do not misunderstand these words. The Hierarchy is not occupied with the restoration of the old order, with the state of life prior to the war, or with the renewal of the theologies (religious, political and social) which have governed the past and which have been largely responsible for the war. The restoration referred to is psychological in nature, but will work out in the restoration of the will-to-live and the will-to-good. It will consequently be foundational, and will guarantee the new civilization and culture. This is a very different matter.” EXT 456.
“At the Full Moon of March, let the demand go out for the appearance of this life-giving Spirit. Let it go forth with such intensity that the Hierarchy will be called into active response and will immediately release the potency of this Spirit into the hearts of men everywhere.” EXT 459.