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Labors of Hercules Webinars with BL Allison
Morya Federation Webinars for Students

“The progress of a world disciple is illustrated in the heavens by the Labours of Hercules through the zodiacal signs. It is as though God had pictured in space his Plan for the working out of the evolution of the human spirit back to its source.”
Labours of Hercules, Alice Bailey, p205
Through the twelve zodiacal signs the twelve labours of Hercules are traced showing how he played the part of the aspirant upon the Path of Discipleship. He undertook certain tasks, symbolic in nature, and passed through certain episodes and events that portray for all time the nature of the training and attainments which characterize the man who is nearing liberation. These webinars discuss the myth, analyze the labour, and show how they pertain to the life of the world disciple (each one of us).

Labors of Hercules Webinars – Condensed Version

Posted in reverse chronological order
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Great Quest Labors of Hercules Webinar, Sagittarius to Pisces with BL Allison held on 11 Oct 2015.
Video. 81 MB .wmv file
Audio. 71 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 770 KB .pdf file

 

Great Quest Labors of Hercules Webinar, Leo to Scorpio with BL Allison held on 13 Sep 2015.
Video. 71 MB .wmv file
Audio. 63 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 785 KB .pdf file

 

Great Quest Labors of Hercules Webinar, Aries to Cancer with BL Allison held on 15 Aug 2015.
Video. 67 MB .wmv file
Audio. 62 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 884 KB .pdf file

 

Labors of Hercules Webinars – Full Version

Posted in reverse chronological order
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Pisces Labor – March 1, 2014 with BL Allison. The Capture of the Red Cattle of Geryon. The red cattle represent the lower desires, which the aspirant has to rise above. The shepherd is the mind, and the two-headed dog represents lower instincts and psychic nature. The mind is spared and is retrained to do right. However, the psychic-emotional nature and the matter aspect are slain, depriving them of any power. Geryon represents the three aspects of the personality that have to be purified for the soul. The purified form is the golden cup or Holy Grail, which enables the initiate to ascend above the worlds of men, into spiritual realms, become the World Savior and lift up humanity.
Video. 131 MB .wmv file
Audio. 68 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 958 KB .pdf file

 

Aquarius Labor – February 15, 2014 with BL Allison. Cleansing the Augean Stables. The filth of the stables represents the accumulated dross man has created on mental, emotional and physical levels, and which creates separativeness. The two rivers (the water of life and the river of love) must be released so that the conditions people live in are improved.
Video. 151 MB .wmv file
Audio. 74 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 946 KB .pdf file

 

Capricorn Labor – January 11, 2014 with BL Allison. The Slaying of Cerberus, Guardian of Hades. All labors so far concern personal liberation. The last three signs concern world service. Capricorn frees the man from the Wheel of Rebirth so that he is an initiate, a world disciple and free to serve. For those who have not reached this level, they have yet to defeat the 3-headed dog, Cerberus, who represents the powerful personality that prevents the release of the inner spiritual essence. Developing a responsible attitude to humanity and learning to kneel in humility before the divine are important elements of this test.
Video. 125 MB .wmv file
Audio. 67 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 881 KB .pdf file

 

Sagittarius Labor – December 7, 2013 with BL Allison. Killing the Stymphalian Birds. In this sign, aspirants must weigh their thoughts carefully and learn to speak kindly, in order to minimize hurting others through harmful speech. Hercules discovers that although he may be an aspirant and he may have triumphed in Scorpio, he still possesses an emotional nature and he must do something about it. The birds in this myth that did the most harm were: cruel gossip; talk of the self, selfish talk; and casting of pearls before swine (talking about the occult troubles for which the hearers are not yet ready). The more you function as a spiritual entity, the more potent you become and the more harm you can do.
Video. 132 MB .wmv file
Audio. 71 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 782 KB .pdf file

 

Scorpio Labor – October 26, 2013 with BL Allison. Destroying the Lernaean Hydra. In the regions of the subconscious the shadow side of our nature lives. Patience is needed to discover its lair and discrimination to bring its slimy fragments to the surface and expose them to the light of wisdom – the soul. Only soul light will destroy the hydra. The heads symbolise – sex, comfort, money; fear, hatred and desire for power; pride, separativeness and cruelty. One by one, the Scorpio warrior has to destroy each head.
Video. 133 MB .wmv file
Audio. 72 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 770 KB .pdf file

 

Libra Labor – September 28, 2013 with BL Allison. The Capture of the Erymanthian Boar. Hercules failed the test of friendship – killing his friends. In this quiet sign, we meet with the problems of sex and money. We learn the need for balance, justice and the law. The balance of the pairs of opposites is required.
Video. 115 MB .wmv file
Audio. 63 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 721 KB .pdf file

 

Virgo Labor – August 31, 2013 with BL Allison. Seizing the Girdle of Hippolyte. The annual sorties of the Amazons into the world of men represent sex and union without heart; the taking of vows in church without love and to obtain money, security or position. These are the sins of women. Hercules failure represents the sins of man – killing or debasing women. The test concerns purification of the lower impulses and desires. Learning to honor the good and beautiful and revere the spiritual aspect and life as being more important than outer material interests.
Video. 113 MB .wmv file
Audio. 61 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 864 KB .pdf file

 

Leo Labor – August 3, 2013 with BL Allison. The Slaying of the Nemean Lion. The Nemean lion symbolizes the powerful personality running wild. Very aggressive, self-confident and self-satisfied, the personality is a devastating force in the family group, society, or organization. Therefore the aspirant has to slay the lion of his personality and selfishness has to give place to unselfishness.
Video. 105 MB .wmv file
Audio. 55 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 856 KB .pdf file

 

Cancer Labor – June 29, 2013 with BL Allison. The Capture of the Doe or Hind. The doe was claimed by Artemis, Diana and by Apollo the sun god. They represent three aspects of consciousness – instinct, intellect and intuition. The aspirant in Cancer must learn to use the intellect, and through it become en rapport with the world of human ideas and research. He must learn to carry that capacity of his into the temple of the Lord and there to see it transmuted into intuition.
Video. 79 MB .wmv file
Audio. 71 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 795 KB .pdf file

 

Gemini Labor – June 1, 2013 with BL Allison. Gathering the Golden Apples of Hesperides. On the physical plane, in the field of the brain and in his walking consciousness, the disciple has to register contact with the soul and to recognize its voice and messages. When aspirants have learned to forget themselves in service and to lose sight of their spiritual selfishness by helping humanity, the test in Gemini is passed.
Video. 79 MB .wmv file
Audio. 71 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 795 KB .pdf file

 

Taurus Labor – May 4, 2013 with BL Allison. The Capture of the Cretan Bull. The second Labor deals with the desire world. For a long period the disciple is ridden by the Bull of Desire instead of riding the bull. The aspirant is tested in two ways: the caliber of his animal nature (sex and desire for material things) and the extent that glamour and delusion distort his perception of reality. The key to success is to rise above the desire nature into the guiding light (wisdom and restraint of the soul), then from that higher perspective, to guide and direct this force in pursuit of the higher good.
Video. 65 MB .wmv file
Audio. 65 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 336 KB .pdf file

 

Aries Labor – April 7, 2013 with BL Allison. The Capture of the Man-Eating Mares. The first Labor starts with a partial failure, as is so often the case with the inexperienced and impetuous aspirant. The goal is to begin the process of capturing the mares – the evil thought-form making processes. To corral this tendency and control the mind, using it positively.
Video. 81 MB .wmv file
Audio. 55 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 782 KB .pdf file

 

Introduction to the Labors of Hercules – March 2, 2013 with BL Allison. The progress of Hercules from the mental plane, through the emotional plane, and out into physical plane manifestation shows us a synthetic picture of the work done by every disciple. His character and nature are tested and tried until the qualities which characterize the form can be transmuted into those which reveal the soul.
Video. 65 MB .wmv file
Audio. 65 MB .mp3 file
Slides. 336 KB .pptx file