All spiritual traditions are custodians of a transmission. Essentially, that transmission embodies an assertion as to the wonder, goodness, and power of Reality. The Trans-Himalayan tradition is no exception.
Recently I read the Mercury passage on “The Keynote of the Modern Day Mystery School” again and came to really lean into the depth of truth involved in the fact that humanity’s working with the monadic Life principle, and the divine Will, Purpose and Power inherent in it, is definitely emergent.
In Ancient Egypt, it appears that after an initiate had passed through the lesser mysteries, as part of the greater mysteries, there was what was described in the Hermetica as their highest initiation, called the Black Rite.
In Alice Bailey and Bruce Lyon’s work, it is described that the Mystery Schools will re-emerge in locations connected to their ancient counterparts, and we will likely see a reconnection to the ancient monuments and temples of initiation that remain today around the world, and the construction of new ones.
In ancient, pre-axial age cultures, from Ancient Egypt to the British Isles to Vedic India and the Himalayas, to South America, Chaldea, Sumeria, Ancient Greece, Babylon and others, there were esoteric traditions of initiation that guided men and women to awaken as souls, then to awaken as the One, and then to embody that on earth.
True Power is a quality of spirit – the indestructible core of our being that is deeper than personality and deeper even than soul.
First the soul realises its freedom from its identifications with the sheaths it is embedded in - mind, emotions and body. This freedom is a process of detachment and dis-identification and it is known as the Path of Discipleship.
Those of us who are called and who have the opportunity to respond on behalf of the whole are on the great adventure of our times and there is tremendous aid available from the synergistic evolutionary currents.
The problem with words is that they both liberate and imprison in what T S Eliot has called the constant ‘raid on the inarticulate’. When we finally ‘name’ something that has been intangible to us we bring it into manifestation – we coalesce an energy being into form.
We are at the dawn of a very different form of relating between men and women. It began in the sixties as people began to break out of gender stereotypes and traditional forms of sexual orientation and identification.
When we speak of the seventh ray in the Age of Aquarius it is a cosmic or life ray we are talking about.
True spiritual freedom lies on the far side of a door labelled ‘sacrifice’. It is a door that many approach at some stage upon their spiritual journey but one which few people try the handle of and even fewer generate the strength to push open against the weight of their own fears and doubts.
Astrologically speaking we are on the cusp of a great age change from Pisces to Aquarius. This shift of energy is gradually transforming many areas of our lives including relationship.
Part 3: The monadic journey ……There can be only One
We incarnate in groups. We have ashramic affiliations. Once the fusion process between soul and personality begins, our life and relationships heat up as we burn in the fires between the two wheels of our karmic responsibilities and our soul’s destiny.
As I move into the third phase of my life through the second Saturn return I am pausing to consider what the main themes have been and how they are bearing a fruit of synthesis in this third phase.