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The Rays and the Initiations Part II — Webinar Commentaries
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The Rays and the Initiations Part II — Webinar Commentaries, by Michael D. Robbins

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 86, Beginning the fourth initiation subsection: The Effect of the Ray of Harmony through Conflict in the modern world of Nations. 2 hrs, 22 min: pages 620-628.

The Bridge to the Future. Agents of the divine Will: those in Shamballa. United Nations and optimism about the world. 4th ray in increasing potency since 1850. Why 1850? Humanity is maybe both the world disciple and the world aspirant. 4th ray more harmony when spiritual and conflict when material. Soul age of nations. The Principle of Conflict and the Principle of Harmony. Governments have been ignobly selfish. Long succession of conquerors. Ashoka Emperor of India. Warriors and conquest as the lower part of the fourth ray along with the first ray. New era of harmony and cooperation. The Will-to-Harmonize. See life, humanity and the world as one united whole. Earth a second ray monadic planet. The voice of public opinion. Planned education. A truly free press and radio. Totalitarianism prevents the true will nature from emerging. Growth of true understanding is prevented. Making men into sheep. No leader was offering "sound leadership." Attaturk. The "point of emergence has emerged but selfish interests work against it. Three phases—CRISIS, TENSION, EMERGENCE. Infringing the free will of mankind. Nations responsive to the fourth ray. India. Needs to return to the old ways of spiritual understanding. United tension. Germany. First ray personality working out through uncontrolled emotional nature. Immature and negative because of Pisces personality. Perspective of a Master. Confused racial issues and national ambitions. Races are basically subjective and nations are basically objective. Confusion between objective and subjective. USA point of tension and Russia point of crisis. Germanic race and German people. Two are subjective and one is material and objective. Strong second ray shared between the British Commonwealth and the United States. Italy. Personality or material expression. Future school in Italy. Italy had a king, a dictator, and a pope. A balance which may prove promising. Bring the fourth ray under control... get organized. Nations on Path of Discipleship. Much of Nazi ideology came from Austria. Germany has a bitter price to pay. Germany may become a battleground. Spiritual forces do not greatly fear the outbreak of war. There are many chances that it can be averted. Great Britain. Tories and Liberals. Conflict can be a good thing. Third party. Conflict will eventually produce harmony. The increasing power of women. The three women who transmitted the teachings. The balancing factor of feminine interpretation. The personality always presents a material problem. Personality is negative and material... and represents body. The UK is among the most mature nations. France. A strong materialistic influence, aided by Pisces, soul sign. The self-centered Leo energy of the personality. This is the worst of Leo. Paris and the rays and astrology of France. Not yet ready to balance conflict with harmony. Idealism under Pisces for the pure truth of the fifth ray. In modern times "internal harmony" HAS perhaps come. France will reveal the soul. He is applying the fourth ray to many important nations who naturally do not have a prominent fourth ray. Signs and rays of cities. Soul rays of Paris and London.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 85, Continuing the fourth initiation subsection: The Factor of the Ray of Love-Wisdom as it controls the Ray of Harmony through Conflict and implements the Return of the Christ. 1 hr, 6 min: pages 617-620.

The outpouring of spiritual force in three ways. The material focal point. The medium by which Christ implements the purpose. Focal point is dependent upon the work by disciples. Humanity cannot alone solve its pressing problems. Prayer from the mass consciousness. Grounds for sane optimism. Principle of Conflict. Overshadowing inevitably producing conflict—this is happening now. Conflict precedes clarification. Reaction from the elemental nature. Conflict will be superseded by harmony. Conflict will at length bring on exhaustion. Escape from further turmoil. Will-to-Harmonize. Divine love of God akin to the second way in which the Christ is reappearing. Inevitability of Christ's return. Fourth Ray works through the heart. One cannot have REAL HARMONY without the conflict. In Hierarchy different points of view but NOT disharmony. Hierarchy brought into relation with humanity. NGWS must CARRY Love as well as Light. Conflict eventually produces liberation which follows upon clarification. Demands placed upon Christ. Humanity is THUS AROUSED and engaged and rendered INTERESTED. Both sides are one. A heart which rests upon the centre. Profound optimism. The teaching is waiting to lift us up. Goodwill. Alignment is both the beginning and the end. The coming beneficent alignment. This will-to-good is essential love. Sixfold progression of divine love. "Structure of approach." and a "Path of Return."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 84, Continuing the fourth initiation subsection: The Effect of the Energy of Harmony through Conflict upon Humanity. 1 hr, 3 min: pages 614-617.

Fourth Ray is active in humanity. Fourth Plane related to humanity. We are the Fourth Kingdom. Issues are being clarified through friction and its ultimate harmonization. Fourth degree is called the Great Renunciation—or the Crucifixtion. Humanity eventually taking the fourth initiation. Perception is materialistic even at the third initiation. The far horizon of man's thinking—Jupiter. We are in no position to judge the gods. True sharing. People are not really ready to apply high ideals. Learning through adversity—Saturn. The need for many little renunciations, the capacity for freedom, and the habit of renunciation. Service and renunciation. The mistake of the Buddha. Beginning the subsection: The Factor of the Ray of Love-Wisdom as it controls the Ray of Harmony through Conflict and implements the Return of the Christ. Christ's return initiated due to humanity holding great values, precipitating the Great War. Must not precipitate war on the physical plane. RSW attached by the Dark Lodge. Housecleaning. Christ will reappear on all levels. Physical recognition of the christ by humanity. Overshadowing of initiates and disciples. Spiritual interference in world affairs. The Christ life pouring out upon the masses. The astral body will be involved—Neptune. Aspirants changing the elevation of their desire. Establishing right human relations. Disciples will play their part. Books for aspirants and disciples. Christ's physical appearance among men. The Promise Keeper. Physical plane headquarters of the Christ. Methods leading to Christ's appearance. Outpouring of spiritual forces. With surety we point this out... and WE DO IT. Use of the Great Invocation. Gratitude to you for studying DK.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 83, Beginning the fourth initiation subsection: The Effect of the Energy of Harmony through Conflict upon Humanity. 1 hr, 3 min: pages 611-614.

DK has to ask permission. Principle of Conflict Greatly increased. Two factors involved in relationships. Harmony of the higher part of the fourth ray. Teaching of the Buddha prevailed. Promote soul-infused personalities. Group consciousness and unselfishness. Objectives: right human relations and goodwill. Conflict taught humanity what IT DOES NOT want. Our media is GREATLY expanded. Human desire has shifted. The GREAT WAR was CONVINCING that a better way must be found. The war has produced much good. Read "The Destiny of the Nations." The Community of Christ's Sufferings. The commonality of being human is hitting home. Watch for the second blow. University of Peace in Costa Rica. BUILDING the PEACE. Principle of Sharing. We have to clean our feet. First degree initiates on the seventh ray. Conflict Can Clarify. The BLUE and the RED, Jupiter and Mars. TRUE Conservatism. Ragtag young progressive people. World parties. Churchianity: BELIEVE and you shall be saved. True Christianity will be restored.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 82, Completing the fourth initiation subsection: The Particular Type of Energy involved and its Initiatory Effect. 32 min: pages 610-611.

Principles of Conflict, Decision, and Refusal. Scorpio ruling the Path of Discipleship. Scorpio The Fighter; Conflict with Duality. This writing comes from AFTER WWII. This war is still raging today....2017. Clarification is playing itself out in the world today. We cannot RUSH the decision toward apparent HARMONY. Progress can be rapid on the fourth ray. People of goodwill are inspired by the soul. Whenever the Good really asserts itself there will be conflict. Hierarchy is still optimistic. The Principle of Conflict is greatly increased at this time.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 81, Continuing the fourth initiation subsection: The Particular Type of Energy involved and its Initiatory Effect. 1 hr, 3 min: pages 606-610.

Continuing our evaluation of the fourth ray. I come to bring not peace but the sword. Libra becoming more powerful. Fear rules. Collective renunciation of materialism. From conflict comes possible harmony. World of buddhi. Emergence from the physical body. Leaving behind any slavery to ordinary concrete-minded. "Point of emergence" and right decision. Death as extraction from form conditions. Universe returns to the RAY OF THE ABSOLUTE. Our gross materialism is NOT THE ONLY KIND of materialism. Jonah swallowed by the whale. Principle of Conflict. Law of karma. Substance is tinged with karma. Death is the great liberator. Initiation as crisis. Crisis of decision. Find the totally correct choice. Liberated love from the buddhic plane. Goodwill to the Will-to-Good. Principle of Decision. Conflict leads to archetypal approximation. Intellectual factor of discrimination. Final Principle of Liberated Being. Initiations 4, 6, 9....various degrees of liberation. Conflict CLARIFIES the pairs of opposites. We are NOW much constrained by the Principle of Conflict.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 80, Beginning the section: Initiation IV. The Renunciation. Ray IV. 1 hr, 4 min: pages 602-606.

Review of fifth ray. Analysis within the field of synthesis. Two important facts. Planetary Logos is passing through a fourth initiation. Cleavage between the old and new. Inevitability of the return of the Christ. Humanity determines when. Christ has to make His appearance PHYSICAL. Only a few fourth ray egos. Principle of numerical resonance. Faculty of DISCRIMINATION. There were more than one flood. A GREAT Battle. Hierarchy withdrew from humanity. The Black Sorcerers tried to reach their flying machines. WWII a clash of ideologies. We are in the THINKING Aryan Race. Initiation is ALSO called "fire from heaven." The "heart" is really the "soul." Will we conform to the benevolent intended archetypes? Lower fourth ray deomnstrates conflice; higher fourth ray demonstrates harmony. Fourth ray decisively conditioning humanity. Non-aspiring fourth ray soul is NOT YET in incarnation. Facilitates the work of the seventh ray. Many fourth ray souls will resume incarnation. Beginning the subsection: The Particular Type of Energy involved and its Initiatory Effect. A climaxing effect of the fourth ray. Origin of our present materialistic civilization. History of the fourth ray.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 79, Completing the section: Initiation III. The Transfiguration. Ray V. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 599-602.

Jesus re-enacted the five initiations. Picturing of the third initiation. Ray of Knowledge. Light Supernal through Venus and the Sun. First REAL initiation. Eternal Now. He discriminates sharply. Ascertainment is DEFINITE Knowledge. The 'hereness' of all things and all perceivables. No extention in space / time. Battle with illusion. All is Whole, All is One. Definition of illusion. Mental polarization. When illusion ends. Overcome the ENTIRE COSMIC PHYSICAL PLANE. Higher illusions are achievements. Principle of Privation. The Entire Universe is an Illusion. Illusions of the 18 lower subplanes. Progressive and recognized fusions. Go back and study. Close relation between love and mind. Relationships of INTENSE LIGHT. Knowledge reveals wisdom. Three major areas of thought. Analysis within the field of synthesis. Defines orientations and visions. Transmutation, transformation, and transfiguration. Soul-infusion. Initiate-consciousness.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 78, Continuing the section: Initiation III. The Transfiguration. Ray V. 1 hr, 4 min: pages 597-599.

Effects of fifth ray energy. Investigation using the fifth ray. Overly concretizing thoughts into THINGS. World view. Fifth ray directed toward the various ideologies. Fifth ray discriminates one object of desire from another. NOT INCLUSIVE. The Ray of Crystallization. Middle of sixth root-race when the new civilization is at its HEIGHT FIVE MILLION YEARS HENCE. Age of Capricorn. All Knowledge. First SOLAR initiation. "Freedom from the ancient authority of the threefold personality." Glamour is dissipated. Energy of Venus. Three aspects of mind. Enlightened mind. Mind works in a new manner. Transmuting, transforming, transfiguring. We choose our emotional reactions. Concrete forms to formless forms. The MIND is the transfiguring agent. PURE THOUGHT of the abstract mind. New in consciousness. Personality vehicles rendered agents of the soul. Triadal expression. Impersonal and planetary view. Abstract mind conveys the group purposes. What remains of the astral body? Aspects of the Universal Mind. Re-enactment of third and fifth initiations by Jesus and Christ.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 77, Continuing the section: Initiation III. The Transfiguration. Ray V. 1 hr, 5 min: pages 594-597.

Aryan race and Aryan consciousness. Orientation is not toward the higher. Seekers have to knock. Three major fields of thought described: science, philosophy, and psychology. Buddhic ideas. Religions are vague, speculative, mystical and glamour-controlled systems. New World Religion. Factual confirmation of esoteric truths. Occultism is true religion. Third initiation during the Age of Capricorn. Universal Mind sees Oneness. Revelation of the factuality of Oneness. A very high level of integration must be achieved. Freedom of Speech is the first of the Four Freedoms. Totalitarianism must be defeated. Aquarian soul of Russia. The Breath of Life does not circulate. Fifth ray is always present. Law of Cleavages. In the Alchemical process there MUST be cleavage. Saturn and Mars in lower response. How long before the coming civilization is at its height. SENIOR disciple. Ray of Definition. Under the fifth ray we DISCRIMINATE. Emergence of distinct ideologies. Bridging of cleavages through telepathy. Age of Circulation.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 76, Continuing the section: Initiation III. The Transfiguration. Ray V. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 591-594.

We are continuing defining the qualities of the fifth ray. Buddhi-manas. Gaseous in an occult sense. Impressions from three sources. Essentially a lightbearer. Most luminescent of the Ray Lords. Light of Venus and the soul. Mars and the five senses. Astral senses. "Jewel in the Lotus," the twelve petals, and the atomic triangle. Senses on the various subplanes. The true SIXTH SENSE. NINE streams of energy which the lower mind synthesizes. Ideals are MORE CONCRETE than ideas. Fifth ray is a PRECIPITATING ENERGY. Kumaric number. Fifth ray related to the initiatory process. Initiatory possibilities for the Aryan Race. New kingdom in nature. Kingdom of Souls ALREADY exists but NOT in great scope. Close relation of rays 2 and 5, monadic plane and mental plane. Supernal Light from the monadic plane. The Fifth Purpose of Deity. Numerical resonance. Relationship of third and fifth rays. The fifth implements the second. Nazis specialized in pseudo science. Definition of "Aryan Race." Sixth race appearing in many countries. Aryan Consciousness is GLOBAL.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 75, Continuing the section: Initiation II. The Baptism in Jordan. Ray VI. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 589-591.

One immense synthesis of ordered activity. Three aspects of mind all fusing. Three groups: externalizing group, group he is gathering around himself, and inner ashramic group. Conditions that make evolution possible. Story of the evolutionary process. Everything is a point of tension. Every point of tension is a LIMITATION upon ABSOLUTE INFINITUDE. Quantum Leap. Extreme crisis prefigures rapid progress. Beginning the section: "Initiation III. The Transfiguration. Ray V." Must focus on the mental plane. Polarization must be mental. Definitions of fifth ray energy. Helps to have a strong fifth ray. "Concrete science." Substance of the mental plane. Three qualities. "Abstract mind." The Planetary Logos is a Cosmic Initiate. Kingdom of the Soul. Humanity's egoic lotus. Concrete mind. Three levels of the mental plane: pure thought, the thinker, and thoughtforms. Thoughtform making energy. Sirius and fifth ray. The most potent energy at this time. The "Substantial" key to the Universal Mind. Solar angles second and fifth rays. Definition of WISDOM. Buddhas of Activity. Fifth ray is BRAIN related. The Fifth Ray Direction of the Law of Repulse.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 74, Continuing the section: Initiation II. The Baptism in Jordan. Ray VI. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 585-589.

"Supervisory probation of the spiritual Hierarchy. Shamballically related initiations. Rays related to third initiation. Struggling aspirant. Point of tension an aperture for certain energies. Emergence and victory. Group effect of point of tension. Group effects associated with initiation. Ashrams have more than physical groups. Master DK not associated with education. Prognostication of the European Union. Political workers under Morya including Nelson Mandela, Ataturk. Perhaps atomic energy was discovered too early. Ashrams involved in the externalization. Group effect. Initiate's OWN GROUP. Our study with the Masters Who are connected with humanity. Initiates working with sub-human kindoms and Deva Evolution. Third ray ALWAYS associated with the Deva Kingdom. Shamballa connection. Buddhas of Activity work through Chohans. Connection between three and six. Objectives of those who leave the third initiation behind. Masters still use the abstract mind. Buddhi and atma combine. Sense of universality. Endowments of the Monad. "World of formless forms." Conscious self-controlled spiritual worker. Soul-infused personality. "A radiating point of crisis." Rays enhance initiatory progress.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 73, Continuing the section: Initiation II. The Baptism in Jordan. Ray VI. 1 hr, 3 min: pages 582-585.

This book sets the pattern for our future. Continued discussion of the second initiation and the sitch ray effect. "Step out of the waters." Sixth ray effect on the mental nature. Spiritual devotion and adherence to the Plan. Astral-buddhic nature. Sixth and fourth plane. Mars and Neptune. An aspiring point of tension. Intensely focussed desire to incipient will. Glamour and its clearing. Dissipating glamour. We NEED the sixth ray. Higher objectives opposed to lower desires. "The ray of undue intensity." Alignment becomes astral-mental-soul. Crystallization and fanaticism. "My country right or wrong." Love and inclusiveness. First initiation a mass initiation. Thousands taking initiation. Spiritual intelligence and mental illumination. Bread and water. Horoscopes reflecting possibilities of initiation. Older religious presentations are obsolete. The Christ as the percipitator of initiatory possibilities. Great paths now control human consciousness. Aquarius and the New World Order. Inevitability of great fusions and emergences. Third initiation not yet for the mass of men.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 72, Continuing the section: Initiation II. The Baptism in Jordan. Ray VI. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 579-582.

Types of initiates. Combative ideologies. Mental principle, soul influence, and Shamballa energy. Group emotional consciousness. Severing act. Uranian inventions. Preliminary testings. United emotional activity. Ideologies received by the NGWS. Humanity must WANT and DESIRE a New World Order. Mars to Neptune. Kama-manasic initiate. Long cycle of Piscesan Age. "Watery realm." Normal condition of astral body. "Men are as fishes, immersed in the sea of emotions." Aquarius. Sixth ray brings energies together. Sixth ray and world war. Dematerializing desire nature. When humanity takes the first initiation, then the Christ can come. Latent ideology of the Kingdom of God. INCLUSIVE ideology. Emotional plane undivided. A perfect vortex of force is generated. Astral body moving from 6th to 2nd ray. Christ walking on the waters.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 71, Continuing the section: Initiation II. The Baptism in Jordan. Ray VI. 1 hr: pages 576-579.

Astral energies arrayed against the disciple. The One About Whom Naught May Be Said and eternal duration. Orientation of desire. Astral body a unified and more powerful vehicle. Etheric body a conduit of strongest energy. A chaos of emotinal reactions. Must demonstrate emotional control. Three lights of matter, mind and soul. "Clarify the atmosphere." Intermediate period between initiations. "A cycle of perfecting." The greater energies begin to dominate. Rays of the soul and rays of the personality—plural, indicating subrays. Process becomes less hard and distressing. Problems become more complex but LESS personal. Distressing frictions within the personality. Deglamorization—"to clear himself." Misleading and deluding forms are gone. Triple light used for clearing. Sensitivity, aspiration, and goodwill. Christ MUST come because humanity is ready. Emotional work mostly AFTER the first degree. Goodwill related to Right Human Relations. The Precessional Age of Pisces. Sixth ray and the constellation Pisces. Christ is symbolically Neptune. Many taking first and second initiations. Characteristics of second degree initiates. "Kama-manasic" and "physico-etheric" initiates.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 70, Continuing the section: Initiation I. The Birth at Bethlehem. Ray VII. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 573-576.

Nature of a Lord of a Ray. Beginning a summary. Seventh ray and physical plane. Relatively new evolutionary processes. Facilitator of Right Human Relations. Goodwill, the Will-to-Good, and the energy of Love. New art the basis for the new culture. Master R. as the Regent of Europe. Birth of the Christ Consciousness. Reorganize world affairs. Relate soul and mind. Relationship is a key factor. Emotional impulse will be checked. Preliminary magical service. Effect of seventh ray energy is noticed. Mind and brain both conditioned by the seventh ray. Planetary Logos the expression of ray energies. Fusing and blending. Restores order and produces crativity. "The Christ is born." Christ Consciousness comes to birth within the HEAD. 1675 to 2025 is 350 years. Seventh ray responsible for foundation. Overemphasis upon the physical. The seventh sense. White magic will become more vital. Heaven and earth meet. Beginning the section: "Initiation II. The Baptism in Jordan. Ray VI." Sixth ray the ray of abstract idealism. Life undergoes a pronounced reorientation. Time required between initiations. Fanatical adherence to the programme of aspiration. Jesus "must be about His Father's business." Jesus in India. Had an unfolded causal body. Wrapping the silver and golden threads tightly. One-pointed and fanatical attitude. Physical mastery is NOT WHOLLY ACHIEVED at the first degree. Emotional nature in opposition.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 69, Continuing the section: Initiation I. The Birth at Bethlehem. Ray VII. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 570-573.

More discussion of the first initiation. It will not be a peaceful time. Personality will be at war with the inner. Growth of Christ Consciousness. "Full-grown man in Christ." Need not remember the actual ceremony. Ray seven mind DEFINITELY a variation. A MASS initiation. Bread is the major interest. Period of economic adjustment is coming. Shamballa impact in 1825. Human beings will have ENOUGH resources and TIME. Initiates will be on the seventh ray. Initiates will exist in their millions. Seventh ray radiation is NOW significant. Seventh ray the medium of relationship. Brings together the severed. Fifth petal. "New man." The seventh ray technique. Seventh ray important in the INTEGRATION process. We become the archetype. Involved in electrical phenomena. World cycle. Sex problems, license, disturbance, divorce, and establishing new attitudes. "Ray of Ritualistic Decency." Throat center ruled by seventh ray. New renaissance. Two kinds of creativity. New creative art. Occult art. Not personal, emotional art. Darkness to light, unreal to the real. Bringing in the new world order. Restore the ancient landmarks. White magic of right human relations. Institute the new. Livingness through form.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 68, Continuing the section: The Rays and the five Initiations confronting Humanity. 1 hr, 3 min: pages 567-570.

Divine Purpose at the fifth initiation of revelation. True nature of minor rays revealed. The purpose of creation. Next solar system. Our Planetary Logos is a base of the spine center. All emanations return to source. Portal of revelation. Beginning the section: "Initiation I. The Birth at Bethlehem. Ray VII." Three parts to study of the rays described: type, effect upon humanity, and stimulating nature of the energy. Seventh ray does not follow the sixth. The Life that is the "Lord of a Ray." Ray as the expression of a Great Life. Active for a certain cycle. Rays imlement the Will of the Planetary Logos. Rays have differing durations. Rays cooperate with Logoi. Helpful to know the cycles. Divine intention is an ASPECT of the Divine Plan. An incoming cycle. "Organizing organisms." Withdrawal of the sixth ray. Seventh ray steadily more powerful. Increasing access to the first initiation. The "born again" experience. "New birth" in Bethlehem. Sharing, peace, and house-cleaning. Mass initiation. Need not be expressed in occult terms. Requires brain-consciousness recognition. Awareness of great changes. Scrooge on Christmas Morning. Spiritual interpretation of life events.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 67, Continuing the section: The Relation of the Seven Rays to the Initiations. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 563-567.

A great and dynamic synthesis a composite of five energies. System of integrated energies is "soul-infused personality." Listing minor points of integration. Fusion with Spiritual Triad, Monad, World consciousness. Sacrifice of the Planetary Logos. Emanative retraction. Monadic extension. The "dynamic extent" of this sacrifice. The psychology of a Divine Rebel. Limited by the seven planes. Lesser fusions between the initiations. Fusion with the three aspects of mind. Fusion with the Master's consciousness, the Ashram, and the Hierarchy. Consciousness outside the dense physical body of the Planetary Logos. Hit over the head with the NEW. Initiation governed by the Law of Cause and Effect. Initiation empowers the initiate. What the initiate HAS ACHIEVED. Cause found in the soul. Initiate is directed from within upwards. Turning point in human history. Humanity a "Great World Disciple." We have to be self-directed beings. Beginning the section: The Rays and the five Initiations confronting Humanity. Rays give certain achievements. Use the rays that pertain to the initiation. The planet as a macrocosm. Rays 7, 6, 5, 4, and 1. Ray effects at each initiation. First ray provides foundation for higher initiations. Purpose and Plan.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 66, Continuing the section: The Relation of the Seven Rays to the Initiations. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 561-563.

Atlantean state of consciousness. Chohans are the expression of the sixth root race. Cataclysms over the next 1000 years. Blending of will and love in the sixth. Blending of three major rays in the seventh root race. Question regarding rays active on the Moon-chain. Buddha took initiation on the FOURTH RAY. Conditions in this world period. Transitions for accepted disciples. Seven Rays are GREAT Agents of Change. New initiate affects the whole ashram. Your rays AFFECT the Ashram. New state of perceptive spirituality. Disciple is inspired by the Master. Careful preparation is necessary. No selfish retention of energies is permitted. Demonstrate the giving aspect of service. Definite energy equipment. Condition of the personality to take initiation. Without INTEGRATION there is no real personality. Personality focussing through the physical brain. A composite of five energies described. The initiate is initiate BEFORE he is initiated. Energies of the soul and personality. Fusion brings potency. Infusion AFTER the first initiation. Infusion needed for initiation. Initiation as integration.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 65, Continuing the section: The Relation of the Seven Rays to the Initiations. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 558-561.

The initiations and their rays. Lemurian or Atlantean state of consciousness found on the four Rays of Attribute. Transfer to three Rays of Aspect. The Will-line. Ray of Creative Intelligence. Transfer to the third ray soul. Present history is relatively worthless. Earlier historical periods. All humans were conditioned by the Rays of Attribute. Fifth subrace of the Atlantean period? The third ray is the integrator. Preparation for the first initiation. Charts are symbolic indications of the truth. Leaders in Atlantis on the third ray. Had to demonstrate intelligence. Second ray slowly dominating. Inclusiveness, understanding, and spiritual perception. Inclusive life of the Aryan initiate. "The vertical and the horizontal life." Symbols of the line and the cross.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 64, Beginning the major section: The Aspirant and the Major Initiations. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 556-558.

We are beginning the second section of the second half of the book. Which initations are "major"? Perspective of the initiate. Supposed form aspect of initiation. Words from the ancient Archives. Energy causes knowledge. Supernal Energy Itself. Symbolic approach. Understanding depends on attitude and point of tension. Initiation is an understanding of the Way. Associated with the Way of the Higher Evolution. The initiate is always more experienced. A vision of the future. Various definitions of initiation. Entry into the mind of the Logos. Be an agent of the Divine Plan. Monads-in-extension a part of the creative process. Septenate of energies used for the divine Plan. Awakening of the energy system. Beginning the section: The Relation of the Seven Rays to the Initiations. Initiations, rays, planes, and centres. Changes of a revelatory nature. Control of energies. A POSITIVE evocation when contacting a ray energy. The ULTIMATE monadic ray. Four Rays of Attribute turn into the three Rays of Aspect. Ennumeration of the Rays. "Acute energy of divine mental perception." Found only on the Rays of Attribute. Rays and life and consciousness.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 63, Completing the subsection: Impression on the mind of the disciple of hierarchical intent. 46 min: pages 554-555.

We are continuing listing three points. Not unconscious on the Master's part. Struck a blow at materialism. Bismark an Avatar of Materialism. Responding to Martian impulse. Reorganise all human resources. The response of humanity. The Great Decision of 1903. The New Group of World Servers emerged. Spirituality is not captured by religion alone. Heart of grace. Great activity among the men and women of goodwill. Goodwill rose in the 1930's. Stopping the Forces of Materialism. A process of planetary initiation. Masters "decided" to bring Atlantean civilization to an end. Humanity may still be in grave danger.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 62, Continuing the subsection: Impression on the mind of the disciple of hierarchical intent. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 551-554.

Review of Piscean cycles. Factors present in our planet today. Second COSMIC INITIATION. Seventh ray is increasing in potency. Chakric stimulation. The three major centres in the body of the planetary Logos. Era of creative activity. Ashrams creative in a new way. Sacral and throat centres. "Creative raising." Libra becoming stronger in the planetary horoscope. Sacral energy to throat center. A cycle of very great disturbance eventuates. Saturn the planet of law. Master Serapis on the fourth ray. Disturbance leading to better outcome. Planning for human well-being. The creative approach to the word. New art, new colours, new architecture, new culture, and new music. Planetary initiation leading to new age. Spiritual Will of atma. Realm of Brahma. Invoking the higher third ray. "The new heavens and the new earth" a building of the antakarana. Three points to be made. The old order passes away. The Reappearance of the Christ is being prepared. Help humanity be more aware. A descructive cycle, followed by a cycle of restoration. What shall we RE-BUILD? Initial impulse. Decided together to tread the Path of Earth Service. The One Initiator. Einstein's definition of matter and energy. Handling energies a risk. Reactionary force. "Opened the door where evil dwelt."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 61, Continuing the subsection: Impression on the mind of the disciple of hierarchical intent. 56 min: pages 550-551.

The Spiritual Hierarchy as a vortex. He is no longer the victim. In the achieved light we shall see still greater light. Congruency with the archetype. Direct Shamballic impact. The impacts of 1825, 1925, 2000. Stimulation of Humanity as a throat center. Spiritual instinct. Illumined mind and spiritual intelligence. Initiation of Sanat Kumara—second cosmic initiation with fifth chain initiation or perhaps a fifth ROUND initiation on this fourth chain. Not all aspects demonstrate at once. Creative crisis. Chakras should be seen as whirling vortices. http://www.light-weaver.com/ Great Platonic Year. Solar and Planetary cycles. Entering Great Platonic Year of Aquarius. 2000, 2500, or 2160 year cycles. Shamballa, Hierarchy and Humanity as planetary centres. Seventh Ray growing in power since 1675. Rays may differ with each Precessional cycle. Another 21,000 years of A sixth ray cycle. Lifting consciousness ABOVE purely personal concerns. The Creative Crisis through which Humanity is passing. Master DK cannot reveal all.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 60, Continuing the subsection: Fusion of the Master's Consciousness with that of the disciple. 1 hr, 7 min: pages 547-550.

Contact with the Master is dependent on the antakarana. Complete impressibility. Importance of the antakarana. Theme of all impressions from the Master. Getting off the center of our own stage. No initiaiton without service. Service expression of initiation. Your service gives you a hint. Maitreyee and Krishna. "The Word came forth." Great impetus to human evolution. Two proclamations. "The blood is the life." ALL are Sons of God. ALL are divine. Manifestation through the Jewish Race will not happen again. Christians rooted in the Old Testament. Many are taking up the Piscean tendencies. Contact with the soul, the Ashram and the Master. Introspect correctly and usefully. Activity without and calmness within. Beginning subsection: Impression on the mind of the disciple of hierarchical intent. Representing the Divine Plan. The Purpose Factor is found on the monadic plane. Cultivate the higher sensitivity. "Imperil" or "irritation." See the spiritual plans and purposes. A great experiment with energy. Living within and handling energy. Battle is within the realm of consciousness. "Habits of residence which imperil the resident." Circulation of energies is not haphazard. A chakra as a VORTEX.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 59, Continuing the subsection: Fusion of the Master's Consciousness with that of the disciple. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 545-547.

Review of radiant effects. Disinterestedness and inclusive spirit. Contact leading to desired fusion with the Master's consciousness. Questions regarding time. A momentary fusion. Personality would desire such experiences to emphasize personality importance. Call from the ashram. Relationshiip to the Tenth Law of Healing. The ways a Master contacts a disciple. The master's evokative response. True selfless aspiration. Risk evaporates. Distortion can creep in. The disciple is only a receiver. "He who faces the light...." Needs to be a self-forgetful server. Relationship of each stage to the last four of the Six Stages of Discipleship. Many are the stages of the mind. The Master's do not work through the lower mind. Using abstract mind reached via the antakarana. Antakarana teachings deemed timely and wise. Contact with the Master dependent upon the antakarana. A call to humility. Stage of Stabilization. The Master CAN get through at any time.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 58, Continuing the subsection: Fusion of the Master's Consciousness with that of the disciple. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 543-545.

Review of three vibratory impressions. "That which is other than the Self and yet which is the Self Itself." Little self is not the real Self. No real distinction between Beings. "Common sense" and "esoteric sense." Worlds of superhuman evolution. The relationship of seven centres to the seven senses. Planes and senses. Chakras have various response capabilities. Chakras and rays. Higher ray rulerships for the chakras. Variations in the relationships of chakras to rays. Fusion of the consciousness of the Master and disciple. Imaginary thought-forms of the Master. Detecting the Monad at the third and fourth initiations. Monad is VERY INFLUENTIAL at the fourth initiation. Truly contacting the Master. Habitual spiritual life. The sequence of contact with the Master. Disciple has developed a usable contact with the Master. SOUL FIRST Approach. Fusing with the consciousness of DK. Group work facilitates individual development. Effects of the disciple's stimulation on others. Energy moderation and modulation are skills. Lower ego inflated by contact with the Master. Disinterestedness and inclusive spirit.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 57, Continuing The Meaning of the Initiatory Process. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 541-543.

How dualities create the necessary point of tension. Will of the disciple. The gap between higher and lower mind. Initiations are called points of tension. The higher component of the duality. We are always in a darkened room. Active and not passive mental work. Invoking the higher of the dualities. It ALREADY exists according to what a man has achieved. Response from the higher pole. A new or more intense point of tension. Tension but NOT YET THE FUSION of the poles. The possibility of FUSION. The secret of all growth. The general lines governing the initiatory process. Realizations are achieved from new points of tension. How to wield higher energies. The individual initiatory problem of Sanat Kumara. The points of tension are launching points. The cosmic initiatory process. Our globe and chain are focal points. Duality of Humanity and Hierarchy moving closer. Producing the Kingdom of God on Earth. Beginning Fusion of the Master's Consciousness with that of the disciple. Three stages of the disciples private life. Stages that follow accepted discipleship. Becoming an OUTPOST of the Master's consciousness. Certain united Hierarchical impressions. The disciple must prove himself. Three vibratory impressions: soul, ashram and Master. Appropriate plane and centre to contact them.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 56, Continuing The Meaning of the Initiatory Process. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 539-541.

The three lights recapitulated. "I am the light of the world." The Light of God. Lights permeate the nature. Light reveals that which was hitherto unseen. Points of tension. Not apeaking in symbols. Perceiving a divine consciouness. Initiation described in terms of Light. INFINITE LIGHT and ABSOLUTE DARKNESS. Greater possibilities for expression. Planet of distress, dispassion and detachment. Superimposition of globes and chains. Greater infusion and more intense points of tension. Soul light or the light of the spiritual triad. Spiritual triad and the focussed energies. Ways the soul connects with the causal body. The present state and the possible state. Intensifying points of tension. Points of tension along the bridge. Points of tension as initiations. We always have a duality. The sense of what IS the DUALITY continues to ascend. "Adjudicators between the pairs of opposites. The current pair of opposites always shifts higher. We gather what we are into a point of fusion. An elextrical description of initiation. Having a relation with something higher. Fusion of powers, aims, and desires. What we are really reaching for.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 55, Continuing The Meaning of the Initiatory Process. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 536-539.

The Heart of God and the Heart of the Sun both related to the Way of the Higher Evolution. The aspects each have three subsidiary aspects. Lowest aspect of love is the Will-to-Good. Goodwill so very practical and important. The archetypes of the World of Being within the World of Becoming. One must prepare assiduously for initiation. Good character is not enough. Not every disciple allowed in the ashram. Character is tested on the Path of Probation. Lives will pass before real acceptance in the ashram. Becoming a truly mental being. Mind is closer to the soul than the astral body. The soul-infusing process. DK's teachings stimulates the abstract mind. Higher mind not the same as abstract mind. Monad and pure reason. The disciple has to become INTUITIVE. Master shifting to polarization in atma. Lower mind is no longer a selfish mind. Soul infusion stimulates aspiration. The higher the plane the greater the inclusiveness. Inclusiveness the key to understanding of consciousness. Call centers are interrelated. With fusion and interrelation comes power. Fusion can be engineered. Definition of initiation: standing in the Light. Light is used to reveal Light. Search, pain, detachment and revelation producing fusion, tension, and energy projection. New vision. Initiation has to be earned. Process of light recognition. Rules for Disciples given. Heart light. Working with the lights. "In that light shall we see light."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 54, Continuing The Meaning of the Initiatory Process. 1 hr, 4 min: pages 533-536.

The three grades in the Masonic Work continued. Masontry preserving the spiritual truth anent initiation. Adapting Masonry to spiritual truths. Reforming Masonry. Sin of the children of Israel. Jewish race remains in the sign of Aries. Non-response to the evolutionary process. Lords of Form or the Counterforce. Dual life of the initiatory process. Time is required for unfoldment. Glamour of over-dramatization. Initiatory process the result of three energies. SERVICE; ANTAKARANA; ASHRAMIC ENERGY. Self-reliance is required. "Before a man can tread the Path he must become that Path himself." We are an emanation. Using the Creative Thread consulting with the soul on its own plane. Knowing what the Plan really is. Three is the number of creativity and action. The initiations divided by aspect: 1-3 creativity, 4-6 Love-Wisdom, and 7-9 Will. A full and true expression of divinity at the 9th initiation. Inherent livingness. Core of Pure Being. The initiation "process." The three ways the initiation process governs the disciple. Effects in soul and personality consciousness. Revelation THROUGH higher vehicles and centers. Location of the Heart of the Sun. Entering the Hierarchy on the cosmic etheric planes. Spiritual Triad expressing through personality. Spiritual Triad is the "true ego."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 53, The Meaning of the Initiatory Process. 1hr 2 min: pages 530-533.

The Meaning of the Initiatory Process. Disciple as outpost of the Master's consciousness. Some will not go through the initiatory forcing process. Initiation as a ceremony and as not a ceremony. Becoming aware of the personnel of the Hierarchy. Being astrologically ready. Self-symbolization. Symbology of initiation. The formal aspects decrease after the third initiation. Expansion cannot be reduced to symbols. Initiation occurs ont he cosmic ethers. The antakarana as an instrument in the initiation process. The process of self-symbolization. Verifying inner happenings. Ceremonious enactment of initiation. Curriculum of the Will. External presentation of the first two initiations. Symbols rather than ceremony. Higher initiaitons cannot be outwardly expressed. SYMBOLIC PRESENTATIONS for the third initiation. Initiations as self-ceremonializations with symbolic content. "Existence of illumination through revelation." Results of spiritual attainment listed. The ceremonial angle lessens. Spiritual visualization. Attending the initiations of others. Initiation is a natural process, though not attempted by all. Form, soul, and live aspect of initiation. Onward moving. Recognition of the Hierarchical players. Cosmic antakarana and the Way of the Higher Evolution. The esoteric sense of synthesis. Three degrees in the Masonic Work. Illumination through revelation.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 52, Continuing Invocation and Evocation. 34 min: pages 528-529.

We have reached the point of summary. Humanity's Great Approach and the Sons of God who are assisting that approach throughout the ages. Putting the aspects of mind together. The nirvanic of the atmic plane. Attenuated Monadic experiences. The soul lost to consciousness in the sea of universal realization. Some build the antakarana unconsciously. We have a limited view of what consciousness is. Shamballic Consciousness. Entering the Courts of Shamballa. The human mind and its capabilities. Reaching heights and stages of inclusiveness. This is perhaps beyond atma. The true Universal Mind. A hint about the Great Invocation. Tune in on the mind of the planetary Logos, Sanat Kumara. Tuning in on the mind of the Master. The Council Chamber of Shamballa. An exponent of the Will aspect. Living on the buddhic and atmic planes.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 51, Continuing Invocation and Evocation. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 526-528.

Continued discussion of the chart of the funnels. An incarnation dedicated to intelligence. Cosmic intelligence. The infinitude of Universes which preceded our own. Christ demonstrated what man could become. Divine intention. Divine Avatars. They are remembered because of the Myths and their currency in the human consciousness and memory. Saviours as "Examplars" and "Demonstrators." There have been many lives by the namve of Vyasa. Vyasa's work producing individualization. ASK is an absolute law. A reciprocal invocation has occurred. There must have been Lemurian Examplars. Hercules work presented to us through their dramas. Tests of discipleship prior to initiation. Labours of Hercules demonstrate the Formulas. Shri Krishna. The Buddha was more involved with the third initiation. The Avatars cooperating. The Buddha took the sixth initiation. The Lighted Way and the Mystic Way. The triple work of the Christ. The "needles eye" as entrance to the fourth initiation. Giving "shave and substance to love." Christ completed the work of the Buddha. Christ is a MONAD of Love. The Wisdom Aspect needed the Love Aspect. Revelation of the Way of the Higher Evolution. Not my will but Thine be done and the sixth initiation. A completely finished and contructed antakarana. Christ rent and he built. The planetary antakarana. He gathered the product of our labours. The secret of the sixth initiation. A series of ascensions. The "Way" can simply be the Path. "A way of escape" as the antakarana. Invoking the Lords of Liberation during the Second World War. Presently we are invoking the Christ. Humanity's Great Approach and the Sons of God who are assisting that approach throughout the ages.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 50, Continuing Invocation and Evocation. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 521-525.

The New World Religion and the Christ. Demonstrating sons of God. Christ pointed the way to future development. Figure of static perfection. The reality of evolution. Christ as a becoming initiate of the 6th degree. The Way of the Higher Evolution has its two phases. Even the third degree is the Path of Discipleship. The "Way of Antakarana" and the "Way of the Higher Initiations." Third and fourth Initiation. The Great Path. Penetration into higher levels of possibility. Soul consciousness and soul control. Men are largely Atlantean in their approach. We ARE the Path. Lighted Way of purification. Opportunities along the Path of Light. The Light which the Master uses within Himself. Separation from the distant goal. Christ going through initiation. The crucifiction. Fourth and sixth initiations. The Lighted Way culminates. New teachings on invocation and evocation. Teachings previously kept secret. Attainment of all knowledge and wisdom. Beyond Mastership. What REALLY is God's Will with regard to man? A new approach to Divinity. Funnel diagram of Humanity, Hierarchy, and Shamballa.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 49, Invocation and Evocation. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 519-521.

Cultivation of the trancendental mind. Lives between the first and second initiations. Invocation and Evocation. The return of the Spirit. We are all aspirants. Path of the Solar Logoi. System of invocation and evocation. Life re-reaches unto Itself. All forms are indwelt by Pure Being or Life. Law of the Logos. Pushing forward into greater Light, Love, and Life. "Duration of the Great Breath." Time and space appear. The Highest Hierarchy of Being and Becoming. "The Law of Life of the Sun." Reacting to Divine Purpose. The doctrine or Science of Tension. Divine tension and Divine Purpose. Becoming and Being. The definition of religion. The Science of the antakarana and the New World Religion. A second definition. Why we study the Ageless Wisdom. Triangles relating Shamballa, Hierarchy, and Humanity. Aquarius expressing fifth ray energy. Soul and God. Those who are pure in heart will SEE God. Possibilities latent in man. The Christ Consciousness.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 48, Words of Power for the Third Ray. 1 hr: pages 517-519.

Continuing The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. The meaning of the Words of Power is more important than the actual word. Reach the path from here to there. The technique of projection for the third ray. Point of highest tension. Intense fluidity. Necessary stillness. A point of intelligent concentration. Working from the angle of matter, the angle of quality, and the angle of spirit. Sublimation of matter. Purpose itself am I. The third and first aspects of divinity. The ray of abstract mind. Leave behind the tendency to want to see concrete manifestation. The other four Words of Power for the Rays of Attribute. Two merge with One. A sense of ONENESS which is ever present but hitherto undetected. ONENESS always prevails. Three Minds Unite. Universal Mind. The Highest Light Controls. The LIGHT of the MONAD. The sixth plane is the Monadic Plane. The Highest and the Lowest Meet. Law made by Divinity. Heaven has come to Earth and Earth has risen into heaven. World of Being and the World of Becoming. Reviewing the First Ray Word of Power, I assert the Fact. The seven aspects of the Word. Fusing the three aspects. The Curriculum of the Will. The three final stages of the building process. Art of accessing the higher worlds.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 47, A BIG REVIEW especially of the Projection process. 1 hr, 2 min: pages 517-517.

Continuing The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. Easy to miss fundamental factors. What this visualization is all about. Creative imagination must act. Building the seven-colored bridge. It will be decided on the basis of experiement. Read very, very carefully. Review of the projection falling into three main activities. The inflow of the magnetic energy of the soul. Bringing and Triad and the Egoic Lotus into rapport. Review of the Reflective Contemplation outline. The bridge has seven colors, not just two. Using one of the seven aspects of Will. Review of the three factors on which the building process depends. The soul-infused personality is the projector. Must bring all this into practical expression. All these things must have a feel to them. The point of observation. The "rainbow bridge" is constituted of all the colors of the seven rays, and seven streams of force. The very first soul contact is the beginning of the bridge. Path of Probation, Path of Discipleship, and Path of Initiation. The effects of building the bridge. The body of fire. The sphere of the Spiritual Triad. The "centre of consciousness." Will in our solar system always serves LOVE. The collaboration of all the seven rays. Being focussed in the soul ray. Review of the first ray method of projection. The bridge of light and the chela on the thread.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 46, Continuing The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. 1 hr: pages 513-517.

Continuing The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. The Words of Power. The associations of the notes of the musical scale and the seven rays. Working on the inner planes. A newer approach for more advanced students. Feeling the meaning of the Word of Power. We may not know we are building. The physical as an aggregation of unprincipled matter. The type of subjective nature. No particular word is given. The thought behind the word. Visualizing the bridge building. Point of tensin on the mental plane. Integration of the personality. Increasing the tension. I assert the fact. Factors related to this statement. Moving beyond theory into FELT APPREHENSION of these factors. A new attitude. Divine assertion. Clearing the way. Continuing on to Ray Two projection. Second ray most vivid in this secod ray system. I see the greatest light. Reaching toward the Monad. An inclusive experience. Symbol of the All-Seeing Eye. The Light of God. The great obliterating light. Difficult to make these words clear. Becoming the soul. We are dealing with significances. The world of meaning.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 45, Continuing The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. 2 hrs, 4 min: pages 506-513.

Continuing The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. The seven ray techniques with their accompanying Words of Power. Dealing with the Will aspect. Two areas of reflection for the Will. Requires a fairly high stage of spiritual unfoldment. Soul is a Universal Principle. Absorption into the Monad. Love takes the place of the astral body. Lunar Lords are banished. Quotes from an ancient book. The seven ray methods of the initiate expressing the will aspect. We are aspiring to be initiates. Seven Rays are tiny operators within the Greater Whole. Potencies of Hierarchy. The will becomes Divine Purpose. The seven techniques. Description of the first ray technique of projection. A kind of Prime Mover. Three related astrological signs. Dynamic centrality. Issues of personality and soul rays. The Middle Principle has been eliminated. The "three." The rays of personality, Triad/Soul and Monad are all threefold. The method for the first ray disciple, in four stages. We are that point of projection. Vivication of the higher aspect of the bridge. Group antakarana building. We all stimulate each other. No up or down or higher and lower. The truth has to be thus presented. Initiation falls into three expansions of consciousness, consummated at the third, fifth, and seventh initiations. Complete Triadal consciousness. The antakarana takes us BEYOND the third degree. Uttering the Word of Power. Outline for reflective contemplation on constructing the antakarana. This is advanced meditation. Points to have in mind. Handling of energy. Creative imagination. Imagination and intuition. We must stay on track. Creating the point of tension. The picture-making faculty. The mind guides the creative imagination. The calling in of the will. The invocative soul-infused personality. Evocation from the Spiritual Triad. Stabilization. Resurrection and Ascension.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 44, The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 500-505.

Continuing The immediate Task ahead. All disciples on all the rays use the same steps up to the stage of projection. Beginning The Seven Ray Methods used in the Construction Process. Tension and visualization. The point of tension on the mntal plane. The dual process. The second stage is difficult for 1st and 7th ray disciples. Orienting energy currents. Every ray type has its liabilities. Projection has three main activities. Careful picturing the rainbow bridge. Calling in the will aspect. Preserving a triple consciousness. Never losing one's consious identity. Center of tension on the mental levels. Let us retain these many valuable instructions. Get the feeling of one's ray energy. Soul ray as subray of the Monad. Jewel in the Lotus related to three synthesis petals. The "projecting sound." Requires deep concentration. Will become automatic. A summary of the process up to the point of projection. Intention. Visualization. The projection process. The preliminary work rapidly carried forward. Later work is out of our control. Need the preliminaries in place first. The three factors on which the building process depends. The method has to be held in mind. Soul fusing with personality. A tiny point of consciousness eternally present. In the last analysis the soul remains. It is the rainbow bridge because it has all the colors of the seven rays. Using all the seven rays. The colors are heard vibrating. Bridges built by many disciples will contribute to the coming enlightenment of humanity. The coming rays of humanity.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 43. 1 hr: pages 496-500.

Continuing The Six Stages of the Building Process. Results will come slowly. The ability to plod along is much to be desired. Review of the three key thoughts. The group antakarana. Building an act of selflessness. The immediate task ahead. Limitations of generalizations. The centres related to bridging. The goal of normal evolution. Consummation at the third initiation. Aspects of the soul and Monad. Consummation of the technique of duality. The immediate task ahead is described: alignment and antakarana building. Preparation for the third initiation. The standard is raised. Philosophy is about knowing. Without application and verification, no initiation. The path of probationary initiation. The general alignment process. This did not exist before the world war. "The sharp shears of sorrow." Mor ethan mental perfection. Higher fuctions of mind. Venus an loving mind will supervene. The desire for peace. The preservation of valuses. Sixth ray has dominated. The emergence of the love of God. Acts of desperation. A moving forward into soul alignment. Establishing a definite soul relation. Stand with right orientation.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 42, Three Later Stages of Building. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 493-496.

Continuing The Six Stages of the Building Process. Now we work on the factor of Invocation and Evocation. Work as the soul-infused personality. "A point of invocative tension." Projected thought and a Word of Power. The antakarana is being built from above as well. The thread goes forth to meet the Son. "The tension of the lower evokes the attention of the higher." Setting up a vibratory demand. The gradual approach. The two projections. Contacting the Spiritual Triad. We are the Monad in extension. Likely to come after the third initiation. The WAY is the retracing one's emanatory Path. The five lower planes are not attractive to the Monad. The Bhodisattvic impluse is present. We do not expect that we can reach this point of consummation at this time. Imagining the responsive, evocative projection. The chasm of the separating mind. The two projectors. Now Stabilization and Resurrection. Strands may be thin and few. The causal body is now destroyed. True resurrection. No longer a part of humanity. A Light Who carries out the Will-of-God. The disciple whose heart and mind are aflame. The need for spiritual strain. Organizing for service and for sacrifice. Organizing for speed. Three key thoughts for deep reflection. Higher standards are needed. Sincerity, Sacrifice, Simplicity.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 41, Antahkaranic Projection. 1 hr, 1 min: pages 490-493.

Continuing The Six Stages of the Building Process. Now we work on the factor of Projection. Work on the mental plane. The Word is projected upards rather than downwards. The thread anchors in the permanent atoms. The projection has to pass through the permanent atoms of the spiritual triad. The antakarana is the medium of abstraction. The first ray is implicated. Even the soul body is destroyed. How the Temple is created. The buddhic energies are great organizers. Mentality carries the will. All qualities are found within the Monad. The knowledge petals begin to disintegrate. The gift of the third initiation. The "power to renounce." The correspondence between the three rows of egoic petals and the planetary centres. Sacrifice as the achievement of bliss and ecstasy. Requirements for evoking the will. The involvement of the Monad. The second death. Drawing upon the powers of the soul and Monad. Sacrifice makes the bridge possible.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 40, 1 hr, 2 min: pages 486-490.

Continuing The Six Stages of the Building Process. Finding the creative significance of the six aspects of the building process. The first stage is Intention - Intension. Tension is "focussed immovable will." An act of concentration. This involves HOLDING, CONCENTRATION, STEADINESS, NON-DEVIATION. The need for power to undertake this process. Mysticism is always based on duality. Description of the first necessary steps. a) Right orientation towards the soul. b) A mental understanding of the work. c) A process of energy gathering. d) A period of clear thinking. e) Preserving the point of tension. Results of these steps. Alignment is necessary for this. A lot of this process is out of our hands. The second stage is visualization. The mind gathers the energy. There must be sufficient power. Imagination as intuition. Intuitive perception. Astral purity is necessary. The "pool of energy." The imagination works upon the energy held in a state of tension. Use of the creative imagination: the more potent and clearer the visualization the stronger the bridge. The visualizing aspect involves the mind. Working in forms of colored light. The creative imagination responds to buddhic impression. Impression, tension, and imagination.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 39, 1 hr, 3 min: pages 483-486.

Continuing the Construction of the Antakarana in the Aryan Race Present. The three to the two to the one to the none. The building is only possible when the disciple is preparing for the second initiation. Qualification for the first initiation. Ageless Wisdom leads to success. The building moves humanity forward. An overwhelming impulse towards spiritual light. Reversal of the wheel. The Creative Actor comes into activity. The disciple becomes a creative agent. The subtle bridge of light. "Fixed orientation." The disciple has to proceed by faith. Evidence fo the building of the antakarana. Beginning The Six Stages of the Building Process. DK wants to lead us to time-proven results. Energy manipulation. The ultimate goal. The antakarana as a channel for returning blessing.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 38, 1 hr: pages 481-483.

Continuing the Technique of Construction. These are just hints to think about. The illusion of the astral body. Psychism and higher type of psychism. The illusion of the mental body. Three focal points or anchorages after the fourth initiation. The creation of the mayavirupa. The source of the sutratma. The three crosses as an expression of the initiate. The New Group of World Servers is that bridge between Humanity Hierarchy. Different ways of describing the bridging. Beginning the Construction of the Antakarana in the Aryan Race Present. The stages of building the antakarana. The teachings about the antakarana have not been given out to humanity. We are concerned with energy that must be scientifically used. "Matter is spirit at its lowest point." We are a bridgning kingdom. What a "Universe" is. Receptivity between Shamballa, Hierarchy, and Humanity. Learning to function as a duality. The true nature of Nirvana.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 37, 1 hr, 5 min: pages 477-481.

Continuing the Technique of Construction. Millions of years of experience necessary for construction. The various threads that form the antakarana. In Lemuria the life was focused on vitality. The consciousness thread is connected with the astral body. World cycles. Atlantean conditions. The third, creative thread. The two stages of recognizing creative ability. Man becomes the cross. The horizonal and vertical lines. Sensitivity to impression and not JUST astral impression. Linking the various aspects of the mental place. The physical plane as a reflection of the mental. Dense substance swept up in a vortex of force currents. "Lords of Yoga."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 36, 58 min: pages 474-477.

Beginning the Technique of Construction. The construction of the antakarana. We are an average aspirant in any stage. Basic statements. Creativity is bypassing the soul and linking to the Triad. The three threads. The trinity becomes a duality. Destruction of the soul by the fire of the Monad. The revelation of the Father. The line of light. The gifts of soul and form combined. The unity of all things. A higher type of quaternary. Experimenting, experiencing, and expressing consciously. Consciousness gives place to life. The antakarana is an aspect of the sutratma.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 35, 50 min: pages 472-474.

Continuing discussion of the bridge as an agent of alignment. Dissipation of the soul body after the third initiation. The ocean of love. Nirvana. Focussing in the triad. Spirit, matter, and the seven planes. Reading with the third eye. The vision leads to revelation. A great alignment is taking place. Three divine aspects. An opportunity unparalleled in history. Connecting cables.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 34, 44 min: pages 470-472.

The bridge as the agent of alignment. The fact of one's essential dualism. Symbols of the disciple and initiate. The personality fades friom distinctness. The symbol of alignment. Bringing in the monadic influence. The soul is bypassed. The love energy of the soul. The three threads.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 33, 1hr: pages 468-470.

In this thirty-third program we discuss the following; 1): review of some main bridging points from Program 32; 2): from knowledge-wisdom to intuitive understanding; 3): from the divine idea to the possible ideal; 4): bringing the creative thread into conscious, functioning activity; 5): interpreting desire-love in terms of divine attraction; 6): three threads in cooperation and their awakening to a fully aware process of participation in the divine creative Plan; 7): the final orientation of Direction-Will; 8): the “freedom of the Spiritual Triad”; 9): creating the antahkarana upon the mental plane; 10): emerging from the realm of desire-aspiration into the realm of focussed will; 11): interpreting life in terms of energies and forces rather than in terms of quality and desire; 12): more spiritual will is needed; 13): the Science of Social Evolution is the lower correspondence to the Science of the Antahkarana; 14): the Science of the Antahkarana will eventually be known as the Science of Invocation and Evocation; 15): the Science of Invocation and Evocation as the Science of Magnetic Rapport; 16): dual invocation of the lower and higher in relation to each other; 17): this science lies behind all conscious awakening the centers; 18): this science relates personality to soul and soul-infused personality to the Monad; 19): humanity’s appeal must evoke response from the Spiritual Hierarchy; 20): the esotericism of sound; 21): the use of the O.M. is part of the Science of the Antahkarana.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 32, 1hr 2mins: pages 466-468.

In this thirty-second program we discuss the following; 1): esotericists lay an emphasis upon fusion, unity and blending; 2): the antahkarana liberates from the three lower worlds; 3): the antahkarana eventually gives access to three major states of consciousness: a) Shamballic Consciousness characterized by Will, Direction and Oneness; b) Hierarchical Consciousness characterized by Love, Attraction and Relation; c) Human Consciousness characterized by Intelligence, Action and Expression; 4): progressive initiations lead to progressive states of fusion of the three divine aspects in man; 5): the antahkarana is built through the medium of a conscious effort within consciousness itself; 6): overcoming the lower nature is necessary but it requires much more in order to build the antahkarana; 7): the spiritual essentials to be achieved on the Path of Probation are taken for granted by the Master as He instructs in the matter of building the antahkarana; 8): building the antahkarana requires intense mental activity, imagination and visualization and a dramatic attempt to build the Lighted Way in mental substance; 9): the antahkarana is a composite creation; 10): the antahkarana is composed of personality force, egoic energy, and energy abstracted from the spiritual triad; 11): esotericists must not be passive but realize that building the antahkarana is the responsibility of the integrated, dedicated personality; 12): the work of building the antahkarana is an activity of the personality aided by the soul; 13): DK says there is far too much inertia in aspirants and disciples who would build the antahkarana; 14): DK describes the condition of the aspirant and disciple when he/she is ready to build the antahkarana; 15): one requirement is the appearance of true love which is only expressed by the mental type who is spiritually oriented; 16): "sacrifice is complete conformity to the Will of God…"; 17): both head and heart must be active if the stage of building it to be rightly accomplished; 18): the building of the antahkarana is something far more subtle than establishing a foundation of good character.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 31, 1hr 1min: pages 464-466.

In this thirty-first program we discuss the following; 1): a stream of conscious substance is equivalent to a stream of consciousness; 2): "Before a man can tread the Path, he must become the Path himself"; 3): the analogy of the man spinning the antahkarana out of his own substance and the spider spinning its own web; 4): the condition of the lower nature when the antahkarana can be built; 5): the lower nature is: a) organized, regulated and creative; b) recognizing and reacting so soul contact and control; c) sensitive to the first impression of the Monad; 6): monadic sensitivity is indicated by: a) submission to the "Will of God" or to the greater whole; b) unfoldment of the inner spiritual will; c) cooperation with the purpose of Hierarchy; 7): three higher aspects of divinity express through various foci on the mental plane; a) the spiritual will expresses itself through the lower, concrete mind which is its reflection; b) the Monad expresses itself through the soul nature (in the egoic lotus) which is the reflection of the Monad; c) the Divine Nature expresses itself through the manasic permanent atom and the abstract mind, which is the reflection of the Divine Nature on the logoic plane; 8): the three qualities of knowledge, love and sacrifice are associated each with one of these three foci on the mental plane; 9): humanity must learn to interrelate three triplicities: the threefold spiritual triad, the threefold soul and the threefold personality; 10): the antahkarana or the Lighted Way is the bridge by which the disciple liberates himself from the three lower worlds.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 30, 1hr: pages 462-464.

In this thirtieth program we discuss the following; 1): the period of building the ant extends from the end of the Path of Probation until the third initiation; 2): it can be asked however exactly where the Path of Probation ends?; before the first initiation or at the point when accepted discipleship begins; 3): when beginning to build the antahkarana, the man stands firmly upon the lower levels of the mental plane; 4): he has seven states of mental awareness to develop; 5): each of the seven states of mental awareness associated with the seven subplanes of the mental plane, lead, when mastered, to one of the seven initiations; 6): DK lists seven states of awareness, which can perhaps be associated with the seven initiations: a) lower mental awareness; b) soul awareness or soul perception; c) higher abstract awareness; disciple) persistent, conscious, spiritual awareness; e) the consciousness of the spiritual will; f) the inclusive awareness of the Monad on its own plane; g) Divine Consciousness; 7): the antahkarana bridge is a "bridge of shining mind stuff" or chitta; 8): it consists of three types of substance—substance of the concrete mind, substance of the higher mind, substance of the abstract mind; 9): the chitta is conditioned by a trinity of aspects impressed upon it by the energies of the previous solar system; 10): our Solar Logos have manifested in a number of solar systems—this being the fifth; 11): it is essential to read carefully; 12): DK expands upon the nature of the "Three Aspects of Divinity" –the Father, Son and Mother Aspects; 13): He is quite synthetic in this expansion, giving associations which must be considered together but often are not; 14): each aspect of divinity utilizes or develops one of the three threads: the sutratma, the consciousness thread and the creative thread.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 29, 1hr 2mins: pages 459-462

In this twenty-ninth program we discuss the following; 1): two paths which are distinct: the way of soul contact and the way of the antahkarana leading to the Way of Higher Evolution; 2): the rewards of both paths are given; 3): an important list of comparisons between the two paths is offered; it is quite a complete comparison; 4): the first path actually leads to the second; 5): the second Path offers the possibility of the higher initiations whereas the first path largely concerns the initiations of the threshold; 6): both Paths merge at the fifth initiation; this means that the second Path really begins at the third degree when the first phase of the antahkarana proper is completed; 7): rays are "modes of being"; 8): quite comprehensive descriptions of the three aspects of mind—concrete mind, "Son of Mind" and abstract mind—are given, each of them related to one of the Three Aspects of Divinity; 9): an important distinction is made between transience, that which is eternal in time and space and that which is endless; 10): each type of mind is related to one of these types of temporal spans; 11): each type of mind is related to one or other of the three tiers of petals in the egoic lotus; 12): through the true completion of the antahkarana the initiate learns that "God is Love" and that "God is a consuming Fire"; 13): the Hierarchy and its imminent re-emergence is believe in and understood by hundreds of thousands—at least at the time of this writing which was some seventy years ago; 14): eventually, Sanat Kumara, Himself, will emerge and externalize from His present "aeonial seclusion" in Shamballa; 15): will this emergence occur at the end of this round as the round affects our globe the Earth-globe?.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 28, 1hr 1min: pages 456-459.

In this twenty-eighth program we discuss the following; 1): an assessment of where the aspirant stands when he is ready to build the antahkarana proper; 2): the building of the antahkarana correlates with the stage of "Accepted Discipleship"; 3): the first contact with the soul is mystical; 4): any response of the true intuition anchors the first tenuous thread of the antahkarana; 5): this intuitive response if the first cable projected from the spiritual triad in response to the emanation of the personality; 6): the personality which is spiritually magnetic to a sufficient degree evokes the response of the soul; 7): later the personality note and the soul note together have an attractive effect upon the spiritual triad; 8): the spiritual triad also has a magnetic effect upon the personality; 9): the response of the personality to personality spiritual magnetism awakens the head center; 10): the heart doctrine governs occult development; the doctrine of the eye governs mystical experience; 11): the Doctrine of the Heart is conditioned by the Monad, the One; 12): the Doctrine of the Eye is based upon the dual relationship between soul and personality; 13): the aspirant takes his stand upon the lower mental plane and utilizes the three threads therefrom; 14): before the antahkarana is built to bridge the gap in consciousness between the mental unit and the mental plane, that gap is bridged (unconsciously to the disciple) by the sutratma; 15): upon the evolutionary arc, man's task is to become aware of the soul, and in the beginning he knows very little of it; 16): the fusion of soul and personality strengthen the creative thread; 17): the relation between the soul and personality is initially stimulated by the soul; 18): the personality begins to build the antahkarana proper in unison with the soul; 19): the antahkarana which is projected is to be considered a fusion of three threads—the life thread, the consciousness thread and the creative thread; 20): the man who works at the building of the antahkarana has the mind held steady in the light; 21): With regard to the individual experience of the results of having built the antahkarana, "Individual application and future realisation have to be worked out by the disciple in the crucible of experience."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 27, 2hrs 2mins: pages 451-456.

In this twenty-seventh program we discuss the following; 1): the soul anchors itself in two points—the head and the heart; 2): the spirit aspect is anchored in the heart; 3): the consciousness aspect is anchored in the head—the centre of the head; 4): knowledge and life are the two poles of a man’s being; he then must cultivate the middle or love-principle; 5): the references from Education in the New Age are collected in support of that which appears on this subject in The Rays and the Initiations; 6): another way of looking at the meaning of "antahkarana" is "a sensitive feeling-out into the environing universe"; 7): we begin a section called "The Nature of the Antahkarana"; 8): much preliminary work done to build the antahkarana is entirely unconscious and takes place over a very long period of time; 9): as the antahkarana is constructed the subconscious is evoked; 10): a new language must be devised to deal with the subject of the antahkarana; 11): humanity has the tendency to materialize all knowledge rather than apply knowledge gained to factors which can be inwardly realized; 12): "Knowledge used is force expressing itself; wisdom used is energy in action."13): "Knowledge-force concerns the personality and the world of material values; wisdom-energy expresses itself through the consciousness thread and the creative thread, as they constitute in themselves a woven dual strand."14): the term antahkarana is used in various ways; as the consciousness thread; as the blending of the consciousness thread and the creative thread; as the blending of the life thread and the consciousness thread; DK points to the incompleteness or inaccuracy of these methods of understanding the antahkarana; 15): the threefold creative thread now forms one closely woven thread upon the mental plane; 16): the antahkarana is really sixfold consisting of a threefold consciousness thread and a threefold creative thread; 17): it is only upon the Path that the phrase "building the antahkarana" proves truly accurate; 18): eventually all three threads form the antahkarana; one must be cautious about believing that the distinctions arbitrarily provided by the discriminating lower mind are in fact real; 19): DK gives a very complete definition of the antahkarana: "we will define the antahkarana as the extension of the threefold thread (hitherto woven unconsciously, through life experimentation and the response of consciousness to environment) through the process of projecting consciously the triple blended energies of the personality as they are impulsed by the soul, across a gap in consciousness which has hitherto existed." 20): as a response to projection the atma-buddhi-manas of the spiritual triad is evoked and slowly descends into the egoic lotus and into the personality; 21): when this descent occurs the personality beings to build the bridge towards the abstract mind; 22): the antahkarana is built upon the Path of Discipleship, and connects the Monad and its expression, the spiritual triad, with the threefold personality; 23): "This antahkarana is the product of the united effort of soul and personality, working together consciously to produce this bridge."24): the third initiation marks the consummation of the process of connecting the threefold personality with the Monad, but full realization of all that the connection can reveal does not come until the fourth initiation—and perhaps even later initiations; 25): the third initiation and fourth initiation enable the initiate to say, "I and my Father are one." 26): Christ dies and not the Initiate Jesus; the causal body or egoic lotus is the symbol of the Christ; 27): certain diagrams from this section show the nine of initiation.28): "it is realised that there is no identity apart from universality and no appreciation of the universal apart from the individual realisation". 29): the act of creating the mayavirupa is an act of antahkaranic creativity; 30): temporary distinctions are of profound use in the process of building the antahkarana even though they are ultimately to considered arbitrary and expendable; 31): two diagrams reveal a) the disciple's task upon the Path; b) the "nine of initiation".

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Program 26, 2hrs 3mins: pages 444-451.

In this twenty-sixth program we discuss the following; 1): Building the Antahkarana; 2): the foundations for this science are found in Education in the New Age; 3) the Path of Probation the aspirant seeks to use his mind consciously and to express love-wisdom on the physical plane; 4): the soul and personality as two vibrating magnetic units; they are to function rhythmically and swing into each other’s orbit; 5): the bridge between the personality and the soul becomes "the way of familiar approach"; this Way is completed at the third initiation; 6): the connection between personality and soul is the first half of the antahkarana bridge; 7): the type of antahkarana building which the Tibetan teaches us leads to a "second union" and to liberation; 8): life energy, spiritual love and spiritual mind; these three have their reflections in the world of the personality; 9): there is a triplicity in the spiritual triad which works through a triplicity in the soul which precipitates as a triplicity in the personality; 10): the energies of the spiritual triad into which the energies of the personality are transmuted, are spiritual livingness, spiritual perception and spiritual mind conveying illumination; 11): after the third initiation the bridge is finished; 12): the three worlds of the soul and the three worlds of the personality become one world of activity; 13): on the Path of Probation the major faults are eliminated and the major virtues in-built; 14): the real work of bridge-building can only occur when the disciple is focussed on mental levels; 15): the dual function of the mind is involved with the recognition of ideas and the building of thoughtforms; 16): the projected energy of the disciples goes forth by means of the controlled and directed mind; 17): projection at first goes forth into the world of higher spiritual mind and the world of intuition; 18): a "lighted way" connects the lower and higher mind; 19): the general methods by which the antahkarana is built: meditation, the effort to draw forth the intuition, obedience to the Plan and conscious incorporation into group service; 20): drawing forth the intuition requires occult meditation; 21): intuitive realization must be distinguished from higher psychism; 22): the methods of drawing forth the intuition are discussed: constant disciplining of the mind and cultured right interpretation; 23): the major method of building the antahkarana is through a definitely directed life tendency; other methods are discussed; 24): immediate progress is made by the "will to live as a spiritual being"; 25): every earnest spiritual student is building the antahkarana even if relatively unconsciously; 26): humanity is at the stage when it can move from differentiation to unity; 27): the majority of humanity has already created a bridge between the etheric-physical nature and the emotional nature; 28): throughout the human race, various types of bridgings are in process; 29): the threads which humanity must project originate in the solar plexus, the heart and the head; 30): the thread linking the etheric-physical nature with the emotional nature originates in the solar plexus; 31): the thread linking the united emotional-physical nature with the mental nature originates in the head; 32): soul energy has its anchorage in the heart; 33): the distinction between sutratma (life thread) and antahkarana (consciousness thread); 34): the sutratma is the basis of immortality; the antahkarana is the basis of continuity; 35): sutratma embodies the will and purpose of the expressing entity; 36): sutratma moves from the center to the periphery; 37): sutratma drives evolution forward; 38): sutratma reaches from the Monad through the soul to the personality; it is the Path of Life; 39): antahkarana or the consciousness thread arises from the union of spirit and matter, or life and substance; 40): for man the life thread is dual—the life thread proper and the consciousness thread, the first anchored in the heart and the second in the head; 41): the spider symbol is often used in connection with the building of the antahkarana; 42): man creates three threads; combined with the two emanating from the soul, there are five threads; 43): the three threads which man creates are anchored in the solar plexus, the head and the heart; 44): when the mind and emotions are being linked and the soul is consciously active, an extension of the five threads is taken to the throat center, making man a truly creative being; 45): the Science of Psychism is based upon radiations from the five threads; 46): a thread connects the physical and etheric bodies; this thread links the heart with the spleen; 47): a thread connects the etheric-physical body with the emotional body; this linkage requires the use of the thread anchored in the solar plexus; that thread is sent to the love petals; 48): there is a thread linking the mental nature to the united etheric-physical body and emotional body; that thread is anchored in the head and also anchors in the knowledge petals; 49): when personality has been linked with soul, the head and heart centers are linked with the petals of sacrifice; 50): the linking process goes on until the third initiation, when a unity is established; consciousness, soul and the life principle are thus linked.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 25, 1hr 2mins: pages 441-444.

In this twenty-fifth program we discuss the following; 1): the Science of the Antahkarana; 2): initiation is a process; there is a dual life connected with this process; 3): the condition of the mental life and attitudes has everything to do with preparation for initiation; 4): DK describes in detail the duality existing in the consciousness of the disciple; 5): the basic duality is the expression of soul life in the outer world, and the "intensely private and purely subjective life"; 6): necessary are union of the lower mind and higher mind; union of the soul-infused individual with the head of his ray group; union of the soul-infused individual with the Hierarchy and eventually with its Head, the Christ; 7): there is no true initiation unless the individual builds the antahkarana; 8): the influence of the spiritual triad must make its way straight through the mind to the physical brain; 9): hard work, interpretive capacity and visualization are necessitated; 10): DK expands upon the value of the creative imagination and visualization process in the building of the antahkarana; 11): eventually the creative imagination is all that remains of the intensely powerful life of the astral body; 12): the relation of desire to the imaginative quality of the soul; 13): an important progressive sequence: desire, imagination, intuition; 14): soul contact consolidates imagination for better or for worse; 15): the creative imagination brings into symbolic form that which the antahkarana reveals; 16): at each initiation the connecting bridge is tested; 17): the antahkarana is created under the inspiration of the spiritual triad and with the aid of the three aspects of mind; the soul-infused personality also participates its creation; 18): the use of the creative imagination eventually yields to the confirmed realization of the reality of the antahkarana.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 24, 2hrs 1min: pages 436-441.

In this twenty-fourth program we discuss the following; 1): most who have taken the first degree do not realize it in their brain consciousness; this is part of the time-lag we have been discussing, because of which experiences on the higher planes take time to descend into registration by the physical brain; 2): among other virtues, those who have taken the first degree demonstrate deliberation in the treading of the Path and also a love of the Christ, by whatever name He may be called; they also are impelled to serve their fellowmen; 3): when some awareness of the Eternal Now is beginning to enter the consciousness, "then the past, the present and the future will be lost to sight in the consciousness of the inclusiveness of the moment that IS"; 4): the life of the Master is a life of "cosmic dualism"; 5): "The Master is free from the limitations of time, though not of space, because space is an eternal Entity."; 6): the need for alignment amidst a system of alignments; 7): the causal body is destroyed because of a complete union of soul and personality; 8): the "Dual Existence of the Master"; 9): Master DK contrasts the "Dual Life of the Disciple" with the "Dual Existence of the Master"; 10): the disciple works in relation to the dense aspect of the cosmic physical plane—the lower three worlds; 11): the Master works in relation to the World of Being; 12): "Being and Existence are not the same as Becoming or of Qualified Appearance."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 23, 1hr 2mins: pages 433--436.

In this twenty-third program we discuss the following; 1): the awareness of the Master on all planes simultaneously; 2): the necessity to cultivate the higher correspondences of the five senses; 3): the initiate is put in touch with ever higher states of consciousness including "the Mind that is in Christ"; 4): the initiate is dealing with the following: "Consciousness, Sensitivity, Awareness, Planetary Rapport, Universal Consciousness"; 5): four factors related to initiation and not commonly considered must be given attention: the goal, the means or mode, the testing point and the physical brain; 6): they can now be discussed because man has advanced sufficiently to understand their discussion; 7): the Dual Life of the Disciple; 8): the dualism in the life of the Master is distinct from the dualism to be displayed by the disciple; 9): the soul can be defined as a "system or collection of fusing spiritual attributes"; 10): the disciple must attain the immediate or fused condition of the physical brain, the soul and the spiritual triad; 11): the disciple is involved with this triple fusion until the third initiation; 12): he must also learn to work upon the planes of consciousness which he has touched; this involves at first work upon the first two subplanes of the mental plane; 13): "a plane and a state of consciousness are synonymous terms"; 14): the requirements of a sane life of discipleship are given; a disciple demonstrates no "freakish peculiarities"; 15): eventually a disciple works with "no true consciousness of time"; 16): when a disciple realizes there is a lag between registration of the phenomena of the higher planes and the registration of those phenomena in the physical brain, he is taking his first steps on the Path of Timelessness; 17): the Dual Life of Discipleship is indicated by the demonstration of "spiritual speed" and the "overcoming of time"; 18): a rapidity of mental interpretation also characterizes the true discipleship who cannot properly deal with the registration of higher phenomena without this mental rapidity; 19): "When the time factor no longer controls, the interpretations registered by the brain are infallibly correct."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 22, 1hr 1min: pages 412-430-433.

In this twenty-second program we discuss the following; 1): the dark cloud hanging over parts of Europe, the Middle East and Russia; 2): will the inexperienced disciple, Humanity, be able to dissipate this cloud before it breaks disastrously upon humanity as a whole; 3): the responsibility of the Great Britain, the United States and Russia; 4): the condition of Great Britain and the USA following the Second World War; 5): Hierarchy knows what will happen but is not sharing this information with humanity; 6): the Dual Life of the Initiatory Process; 7): focus upon the physical brain: a) as a delicate receiving apparatus; b) as largely conditioned by the endocrine system of glands; c) as a transmitter and powerful directing agency of the life energy and soul energy; 8): the triple mechanism in the head consisting of the pineal gland, the pituitary gland and the carotid gland; 9): the inadvisability of cultivating this triple mechanism directly; 10): focus within the mind is instead advised; 11): the mind must be trained to receive energy from the world of the senses; from the soul and from the spiritual triad; 12): a major test of the initiatory process—to retain registration of many vibratory levels simultaneously in the brain; 13): in the case of the Master, this registration of higher levels of vibration in the brain extends even to the Council Chamber in Shamballa; 14): "a Master has to be aware at any time and on any plane at will."

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 21, 1hr 2mins: pages 412-413, and 428-430.

In this twenty-first program we discuss the following; 1): the rapid progress of Sanat Kumara as responsible for great new opportunities offered to Hierarchy and, by extension, to humanity; 2): the incredible advances in human intelligence forcing a reorganization in the Plans of Shamballa; 3): the premature emergence of the application of atomic energy as evidence of this growth in human intelligence; 4): the Solar Logos presides over the Council Chamber in Shamballa; 5): the fact that the discrepancies and inconsistencies between the Teaching given early on and that give in the later 1940’s are only apparent; the hierarchical changes are responsible for the emergence of apparent discrepancies; 6): the violent attack of the Forces of Evil occurred because of Sanat Kumara's great progress and the resultant progress of Hierarchy and humanity; 7): DK moves into an analysis of the World Tension as it demonstrated in the later 1940’s; 8): will there be an "ultimate world crisis" or a very rapid emergence into the New Age?; that was and is the question before us; 9): there follows a discussion of glamor and selfishness in relation to various nations: France, the United States, Russia and Great Britain; 10): Great Britain is seen as the most mature and France as the most selfish; 11): the selfishness of Russia and the United States are attributed to their youth and inexperience; 12): much suffering was seen as in store for the United States; has it occurred or is there much more to come? 13): the fate of the world disciple, Humanity, is seen as lying in the hands of Great Britain, the United States and Russia, with France included; 14): the four Lords of Karma are working through these four great powers; 15): the crisis at that time was focused in the Middle East and Palestine; 16): Palestine is no longer to be considered a "Holy Land"; 17): the Jews who were attempting to establish Israel at that time are accused of "illegal and terroristic activities"; 18): the "Door where evil dwells" has not been completely sealed, and the Jews at that time through the attempt to establish Israel, were responsible for keeping it partially ajar; 19): the Forces of Evil work through a triangle consisting of the Zionists in the United States, a point in Central Europe, and in Palestine (the Middle East).

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 20, 1hr 3mins: pages 395, and 409-412.

In this twentieth program we discuss the following; 1): the necessity of a Master to work through those He gathers into His Ashram; this necessity limits His expression; 2): we skip subsequent material beginning on p. 395 as it has already been treated in the Video Webinar for A Treatise on Cosmic Fire; we resume on p. 409; 3): Certain Hierarchical Changes; 4): the permission to elaborate on what was given on the subject of the Way of Higher Evolution in the two books, Initiation: Human and Solar, and A Treatise on Cosmic Fire; 5): the reasons why such permission was given to Master DK; a) the tremendous advancement of human consciousness during the twenty-five years before this section was written; b) the anticipation that the Hierarchy could externalize far earlier than previously expected, due to the increased sensitivity of humanity; 6): hierarchical problems arose due to these developments—including problems related directly to the Seven Cosmic Paths; 7): initiations higher than the fifth were thrown open to the ready Master; 8): additionally, the sixth initiation was made the Initiation of Decision rather than the fifth; 9): Hierarchy’s problem also related to the use of the will aspect—a very powerful and dangerous energy if misused; 10): the Will aspect of divinity is described in various abstruse ways related to the Divine Purpose and the Divine Plan; 11): the impact of the Shamballa Energy altered the entire course of human evolution; 12): cosmic intention related to the Way of Higher Evolution only requires a certain number of Initiates treading those Paths; the requirements for treading the Paths was therefore rendered more difficult; 13): the Tibetan draws an analogy between the Atlantean decision to close the door into the human kingdom to animal, and the decision to tighten requirements for those who would take the sixth degree and make their decision regarding the treading of one or other of the Cosmic Paths; 14): nine paths on the Way of Higher Evolution are now offered instead of only seven; 15): also, passage to the cosmic mental plane is now offered whereas access to this plane was barred before this time; 16): also the Initiate’s ray was rendered less determining in the choice of one of the Cosmic Paths.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 19, 2hrs 3mins: pages 388-395.

In this nineteenth program we discuss the following; 1): the demands for initiation, ever more demanding and exacting as human evolution progresses; 2): the Masters too, are subject to limitation; 3): in discussing these matters, Master DK is dealing with subjects which lie beyond his immediate experience; 4): even Hierarchy does not know how humanity will respond to proffered opportunity; 5): humanity, however, will never again fall asleep; 6): Ten Preliminary Statements for those who study the Seven Cosmic Paths on the Way of Higher Evolution; 7): the Ashrams are “proving grounds” for the Masters confronting the Sixth Initiation of Decision; 8): the Decision at the sixth degree is “final”; 9): Ashrams meet in conclave every seven years; could such meetings correspond with the dates of the Festival Week of the New Group of World Servers?; 10): the decisions the Masters make at these seven year conclaves affect their Ashram and the Hierarchy; 11): such decisions are reviewed at the Great Hierarchical Conclave every one hundred years; 12): the presentation of crisis to humanity is always the result of the Great Conclave; 13): humanity grows through the presentation of crisis; 14): as humanity decides how to respond to the crisis of opportunity presented by the Hierarchy, humanity is left entirely free from hierarchical or Shamballic pressure; 15): after humanity makes its decision, Hierarchy again lends its aid; 16): the Great Council in Shamballa closely observes humanity’s response to the crisis which Hierarchy has presented and also Hierarchy’s response to the Divine Will; 17): the basic purpose of Sanat Kumara is to bring about right relations in every field of His manifested life; 18): humanity as it considers the implementation of Right Human Relations is responding to Shamballic Will; this is of great importance; 19): the Masters’ preparation for the Sixth Initiation is extremely strenuous; 20): Master DK discusses the modes of the Masters’ preparation which involves learning about the wielding of electric fire and penetration in the mysteries of electricity; 21): such Masters become familiar with the meaning of the Central Spiritual Sun;

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 18, 1hr: pages 387-388.

In this eighteenth program we discuss 1): the order of manifestation of the Seven Ray Ashrams; 2): the various numerical hints which may be gathered from the order which the Tibetan presented—2746531; 3): the emerging pervasion of each Ray Ashram by the Ray of Love-Wisdom—earlier the ray of the Ashram itself was the dominating ray; now the synthetic Ray of Love Wisdom expresses prominently through each Ray Ashram; 4): ray two as the predominant ray quality at this time; 5): Hierarchy has expanded through the creation of subsidiary Ray Ashrams; 6): this expansion was at least partially in response to the needs of humanity; 7): DK lists the subsidiary, fully-functioning Ashrams which relate to all the rays except the first ray; 8): the First Ray Ashram has no subsidiary, fully-functioning Ashrams and will not for a long time because Shamballa is not yet prepared to handle a great influx of first ray initiates; 9): "divine expediency" determines the lack of subsidiary first ray Ashrams;

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 17, 3hrs 3mins: pages 379-387.

In this seventeenth program we discuss 1): sixteen points related to understanding the Ashram in terms of new concepts; 2): the early relationship between Shamballa and nascent humanity; 3): the absence of Hierarchy at this early stage of human development; 4): the early history of the formation of the Hierarchy, falling into two stages—He on Earth and Hierarchy as we now know it; 5): the approach of humanity to Hierarchy and three developments within Hierarchy as a result of this approach; 6): the impending fusion of the two centers Hierarchy and humanity; 7): there will be a fusion with Shamballa as well, but at a much later period; 8): the pre-eminence of the second ray Ashram as the major Ashram at this time; 9): the sequential founding of the Seven Ray Ashrams in the following order—2746531; 10): the integration of the personality as a preparation for initiation, and especially the integration of the personality with the soul; 11): the third initiation as the indicator that the soul is in constant control of the personality; 12): the initiatory history of the Christ and Buddha in Atlantis; 13): opening the door to the Initiation of Crucifixion through the fact that the Christ and the Buddha took the third initiation in Atlantis together; 14): the entry of Sanat Kumara into the initiatory process of man; 15): the Ray Lords as responsible for the founding of the Seven Major Ray Ashrams; 16): the possibilities which the Crucifixion of the Initiate Jesus opened; 17): the two meanings of the term "Resurrection"; 18): the worthiness of the Christ to reveal the second aspect of divinity—the Principle of Love; 19): question arising—"can a soul on a particular ray take initiation if the Ashram correlated with that ray has not yet been formed?";

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 16, 1hr: pages 375-379.

In this sixteenth program we discuss the enlivening effect of the Shamballic Energy upon the Hierarchy and eventually upon the "Jewel in the Lotus" of man. Master DK deals with the specifics of the effect of this energy upon Hierarchy: it brings enlivening to Hierarchy; it causes coherence among the Ashrams; it evokes first ray potency in all Members of Hierarchy and in every man; it is the germ or potency which will come to fruition in the next solar system governed by the first ray; it permeates the radiation from Hierarchy, the radiation to which humanity is responsive. The manner in which the Shamballic potency is passed from "Jewel" to "Jewel" is also suggested. Eventually this energy reaches the "Jewel in the Lotus" of man. DK then returns to the theme of the formation of the Great Ashram. He intends to give us much truer ideas concerning the nature and functioning of the Ashrams, disabusing our minds from illusory conceptions previously held.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 15, 1hr 5mins: pages 371-375.

In this fifteenth program we discuss the hierarchical progression which occurs when an initiation of the third degree moves into an Ashram; it liberates a Master for higher service—probably as a Chohan. At that point the Master, now a Chohan, is confronted with the choice of the Seven Paths on the Way of Higher Evolution. The Seven Paths, the Seven Rays, the Seven Ashrams and the Seven Root-Races are all interrelated. As He is confronted by the Seven Paths the Master solves the Mystery of Differentiation—at least as it applies to our Planetary Logos and our planet. Individualization, Initiation and Identification are the three main phases of the greater Path of Evolution. They relate respectively to humanity, Hierarchy and Shamballa. DK differentiates between a "liberated Master" and a "liberated human being". Upon entering Shamballa the initiate identifies with the Planetary Whole; when confronted with the Way of Higher Evolution He realizes that ever-greater identifications lie before him. Hierarchy, itself, is considered the "Noble Middle Path" between Shamballa and Humanity.

The next subject undertaken relates to the "Seven Groups of Ashrams within the Hierarchy". Master M. is stated to be the "Head of all truly esoteric schools". Will leads to the understanding of purpose. The Triangle of Hierarchy, the World of Souls and Humanity is discussed. The New Group of World Servers prepares those who are ready for enlightenment. Two functions of the New Group of World Servers are discussed: one facilitates the approach of the Hierarchy to humanity; the other offers opportunity to those soul-sensitive individuals who are ready for initiation. Hierarchy must be cautious in its approach to humanity; its approach definitely stimulates aspirants and disciples in a positive manner, but has a negative effect upon average humanity and almost a retarding effect upon undeveloped man. We all have to learn to think in terms of the One Great Ashram, and not in terms of "my Master and my Ashram". True magnetism is an admixture of the first and second rays, and is even more related to the first ray than to the second. The Great Ashram of Sanat Kumara is both radiatory and magnetic in its effect. The Work of the Christ is discussed in relation to Will and magnetism. Will and Purpose are involved in true magnetism. The Monad is both radiatory and magnetic and through its electric fire, stimulates true magnetism. The Monad is magnetically drawn towards its “Monadic Destiny”. If, like the Christ, one is "lifted up" into identification with one’s Monad, one will have a magnetic effect upon those who aspire spiritually. At the same time that Monad is being drawn by the greater magnetism of that which is ultimately the “Cosmic Magnet”.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 14, 1hr 1min: pages 368-371.

In this fourteenth program we consider the relationship of Shamballa to the Hierarchy and Humanity and also to the other four planetary centers (the existence of which are mentioned by not elaborated). The function of the Three Great Lords as "Coordinators" of the Ashram of Sanat Kumara, which is Hierarchy, is also discussed. The New Group of World Servers is designated as the ajna center of the Lord of the World and its growing importance in the future is indicated. We learn that there is progression of attainment in Hierarchy as in humanity, and that the Three Great Lords of the past were not as highly developed as those Beings holding the same posts today. The gap between them and the humanity of that period would have been too great for effective work. Humanity will understand more of the relationship between Shamballa and humanity when the next crisis point for the second ray occurs; the second ray always makes possible the appreciation of the first ray. The Great Ashram is protected by its radiation caused by its magnetic interplay. This section closes with mention of the dual energy inflow into Hierarchy—one stream from Shamballa and the other from humanity. From Shamballa come "unfettered enlightenment" and the "dynamic magnetic impulse" which makes the Plan possible. From humanity comes a flow of "reoriented human energy", which is the result of the aspiration of all aspirants and disciples. God's Will is manifested through the "dynamic impression" from Shamballa; "magnetic telepathy" from Hierarchy; and "radiatory sensitivity" from humanity.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 13, 1hr 2mins: pages 366-368.

In this thirteenth program we conclude this first section on the Way of Higher Evolution. Upon this Way, the high initiation acquires the "Key to the Sun". This idea is related to the thought that the Monad is "that which finds its home within the Sun". There are parallels between the processes of treading this Higher Way and the process of treading the normal Path of Initiation.

We then move forward into a new section on "The Entering of the Ashram". Sanat Kumara is seen as the Head of this great Planetary Ashram, and His relationship to the "Unknown God" is speculatively discussed. A great analogy is offered involving the idea that Sanat Kumara has a special relationship with the "One About Whom Naught May Be Said", however discussion is offered on just what may be meant by the "One About Whom Naught May Be Said". There may be many "Ones About Whom Naught May Be Said" and this is explained with special reference to the tabulation on TCF p. 293. The selection upon which commentary is made closes with the listing of three possible unfoldments which lie before humanity when it accepts three great areas of truth involving Hierarchy, Shamballa, and the obedience of the Highest Planetary Lives to the Will of Sanat Kumara. One additional thought is suggested; it involves the explanation of 'Dimensional Distance' when considering any analogy involving the relationship of Great Lives to lesser lives.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 12, 1hr 1min: pages 362-365.

In this twelfth program the Tibetan continues His discussion on the “Door to the Way of Higher Evolution”. The Shamballic goals of the Master are described and the orientation of Hierarchy towards higher sources of energy and not alone towards human, which is a secondary orientation. The disciple approaching initiation is enjoined to enter a “higher reflective process” which is the higher analogy to the aspiration experienced by the aspirant or probationary disciples. Some possible contact with the Monad becomes possible, or at least the possibility of such contact is registered. DK is in the process of presenting “undefinable truths” but can only do so by analogical means, referencing that which the disciple knows or has defined for himself. Even monadic consciousness is described as limited when it is realized that it occurs on the cosmic physical plane. DK points to the “wonder” which will be sensed when energies from still higher cosmic planes begin to impress. The relativity of revelation is discussed: there are states of revelation as far beyond the questing Master as those lying behind the humble aspirant. DK closes this section with a discussion of the true meaning of the world “spiritual”, rescuing it from its usual associations with the goals and terminology of orthodox religion. That which is “divine” will be demonstrated in many different ways, and these the disciple is enjoined to recognize. Eventually all paths to revelation meet.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 11, 1hr 2mins: pages 359-361.

In this eleventh program the Tibetan continues His discussion on the “Door to the Way of Higher Evolution”. Work on the monadic and logoic planes are seen as preparatory phases for the true treading of this Way. While the ray of the Initiate (presumably His monadic ray) is somewhat determining in the choice He will make, it is not completely determining. His aeonial experience on His Pilgrimage (as a Monad) into the lower five worlds contributes to His choice as does, also, His manner of ‘monadic descent’. Yet, His choice is completely free and He can choose any of the seven (or, now, nine) Paths, though there will be only one correct choice. The Seven Paths are more related to the Seven Cosmic Planes than to the seven rays. The fifth and sixth initiations are considered preliminary experiences to the true treading of this Way of Higher Evolution. These two very high initiations (high from the human point of view) are simply considered as Initiations of the Threshold to the Master/Chohan Who is preparing to tread the Higher Way. The sixth initiation and seventh initiation are consummatory in the range of solar initiations, but probationary in terms of the range of Sirian initiations. In this section it is mentioned that the sixth initiation is the true Ascension Initiation and that the Way of Higher Evolution indicates a ‘Way of Further Ascension’.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 10, 1hr 1min: pages 356-359.

In this tenth program the Tibetan discusses the “Door to the Way of Higher Evolution”. The main emphasis is upon understanding the fact that our seven solar or systemic planes are really subplanes of the cosmic physical plane. The relationship between the cosmic astral plane our systemic astral plane is elucidated. Although the astral plane is not real to the advancing disciple, it is real as a field of service for the Master. The astral plane is the reflection in cosmic physical substance of the cosmic love of the cosmic astral plane. Thus, we learn something about the relativity of the reality of our systemic astral plane. We also learn that glamor arises from focused power wielded under conditions of wrong identification. As long as there is identification with the lower three worlds, there will be glamor. Of interest, as well, is the fact that the buddhic plane is really a fusion of the Divine Love of the monadic plane and the spiritual intelligence of the atmic plane: the fourth arises from the second and third. The three lower systemic planes, from the cosmic point of view of the Solar Logos, are not considered principled.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 9, 2hrs 2mins: pages 351-356.

In this ninth program the Tibetan discusses the true nature of the “Door of Initiation” as a barrier rather than an “open door”. He tells us what we must do to pass through that door. A new angle is offered re initiation; initiation is an electrical phenomenon, and the human unit and the human kingdom as a whole are also to be considered as electrical units. The “Door of Initiation” is to be considered an electrical obstruction which the candidate must overcome. The Door of Initiation consists progressively of four types of fire by friction, and all of them are pervaded by solar fire. The latter “Doors” are different and open upon the Way of Higher Evolution. At the Transfiguration Initiation, all three fires are active in the construction of the “Door” and this is so for the “Door” leading to the fourth degree as well. Each of the first four doors is related to one of the three aspects of the personality and the final door to the entire integrated personality as a whole.

DK elaborates on the relationship between the initiations of the initiate Jesus and those of the Christ. These initiations were different and distinct. DK does much to clarify the interplay between these two Great Souls as regards the Crucifixion and Resurrection (as it is usually interpreted). The fourth initiation especially has different significances when viewed from the perspective of Jesus and then viewed from the larger universal perspective of the Christ. For those who wish to disentangle the gold and silver threads of the events in the work of the Christ once He assumed the body of the Initiation Jesus and the episodes in the life of Jesus, per se, this section of the book is very valuable.

Also, another perspective is given on the creation of the four burning grounds which lead to the first four initiations: they are created partially by the frictional fires of the “Doors of Initiation”. DK explains why not much is said about the Resurrection (as usually conceived) and the Ascension initiation. About the true Resurrection (of the seventh degree) even less is said.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 8, 1hr: pages 347-351.

In this eighth program the Tibetan discusses the contract between the initiates of the Great White Lodge and those of the Black Lodge. The first two initiates are considered “Initiations of the Threshold” because both the future white magicians and future black magicians take these initiations, but for very different motives. Some history of the origin of the black magicians is given in discussing their relationship to the previous solar system in which the matter/substance aspect was dominant. The true meaning of the “parting of the ways” is explained.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 7, 45 mins: pages 344-347.

In this seventh program we take up the subject of the Esoteric Catechism concerning initiation. In the marvelous Old Commentary a dialogue is established between the Hierophant/Master and the Candidate/Chela. The Master guides the candidate through the initiatory process and explains the errors in the candidate’s perception, his misunderstanding of the process. It turns out that initiation is always group initiation, and this the candidate comes to know by grasping the hand of his brother before he can enter through the door. The Tibetan then goes on to explain the individual and group nature of initiation—individual in Lemurian times; in groups up to seven in Atlantean times; and the hint is given that larger and larger groups are admitted together before the initiator in Aryan times—our times.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 6, 1hr 2mins: pages 340-344.

In this sixth program the Tibetan speaks in depth of the process of group initiation and its individual implications for those who are participating in that process. Certain factors prevail for such individuals: often identicality of soul ray; recognition on the outer plane of a deep subjective relationship; passing through similar tests based on their similar spiritual status and upon the frictional aspects of their personality rays; and a shared spiritual enterprise. Initiation is a soul recognition and not a personality recognition. DK works to clarify our understanding of initiation as it really is and not as we have imagined it to be, based upon earlier more orthodox Theosophical teaching. Initiation is based on soul recognition, inclusivity and renunciation.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 5, 1hr: pages 339-340.

In this fifth program we tackle one of the most important pages in the entire book—page 340, on which the nine initiations are listed along with the ray or rays conditioning them, the centers involved and the three key ideas which characterize them. This tabulation gives an indispensable overview of the entire initiatory process and provides a vast quantity of food for thought and speculation. We have often referred to this tabulation in other programs and will continue to do so. The full explanation of that which is found on page 340 will be given later in the book when each initiation is discussed individually.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 4, 1hr: pages 335-339.

In this fourth program Master DK continues to discuss the spiritual goals of the Hierarchy itself as opposed to the goals for humanity. The powerful effect of Stanza Two of the Great Invocation (upon Hierarchy and not upon humanity) are also mentioned. Certain energy flows concern only Hierarchy and are retained within Hierarchy, never reaching humanity at all. All B/beings in cosmos are in the process of moving forward and this, humanity must remember. In this book the effects of the rays upon the various initiations will be discussed in a broad and general way. Master DK will not repeat all the technical information which He has scattered throughout His books—dispersing and scattering such information to protect the unready and unwary from a correlated presentation of the information. He informs us that it is changes in the etheric body itself which allow the disciple /initiate to experience the revelations of the Mysteries. The impartation of information is necessary but is not the way revelation occurs. The three words Experiment, Experience and Expression are then discussed in relation to the process of initiation. These words also have a higher meaning in relation to the life of those within the Spiritual Hierarchy—the Masters of the Wisdom. Although all initiates have to make the same type of experiments, have generally the same type of experiences and have to express the new energies of which they are aware, there are certain ray differences of approach and certain reactions which have not been generally studied and which are significant. The idea of the “wheel turning upon itself” is discussed; each initiation brings a particular chakra into such a fourth dimensional condition. The "Reversal of the Wheel" is mentioned in this context as is the function of the zodiac of constellations in relation to the "One About Whom Naught May Be Said"; it is the heart-in-the-head center of that Great Being.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 3, 1hr: pages 331-335.

In this third program Master DK continues to discuss the nature of the Mysteries and the amazing types of revelation which will emerge through them—including the great Mystery of Electricity. Despite the terrible suffering through which humanity has recently passed and through which it is now passing, release into a far better world characterized by Christ-Consciousness is imminent. DK works at decentralizing human consciousness by explaining that the Spiritual Hierarchy too is passing through a great crisis which necessitates its externalization. Hierarchy’s progress involves a dual movement—embracing the planes of the spiritual triad and towards Shamballa as well as towards the lower three worlds. Humanity must learn its place and relationships to the other kingdoms of nature—which thus far, it does not realize. All kingdoms of nature are advancing in their own way and have their own objectives. The Hierarchy will appear on Earth again, after millions of years, as an act of sacrificial service, but it will also advance Hierarchy’s great step forward towards its next initiatory goal. Hierarchy’s externalization is a group recapitulation of incarnated process.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 2, 1hr: pages 327-331.

In this second program Master DK informs us that only love will open the Door to the Way of Higher Evolution. He encourages us to love our fellow human beings ever more deeply and to let our light shine in a dark place. He also outlines the various subjects He will cover in this second part of The Rays and the Initiations. He advises on the best methods of study—including the method of topical study. He also speaks of the Great War (1914-1945) and how it has cleansed humanity sufficiently to allow for the Externalization of the Hierarchy so that God may once again walk among men as in old Atlantean days. He closes this section with confirmation of the value of Masonry to prepare for the Restoration of the Mysteries.

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Content for The Rays and the Initiations, Part II Webinar Commentary, Program 1, 1hr: pages 321-327.

In this first program I offer an introduction of the work to be done and the work already done. Master DK reviews the work He has accomplished in the five volume set of A Treatise on the Seven Rays, and the particular focus of each of these books. He outlines what He proposes to accomplish in this His last, and from some angles, His most advanced book. He proposes to discuss the antahkarana, the Way of Higher Evolution and the higher initiations which present themselves as possibilities to the advancing Master of the Wisdom. What was only hinted vaguely in previous teaching, He now intends to make more explicit. It is clear that He is writing principally for advanced disciples and initiates, but much of value can be gathered by lesser groups of disciples who study this book in group formation.

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