Preamble for Letter to s5s2
Dear Fellow Students,
Our present Commentary for
Semester Five, Section Two, takes us far into the future. Naturally, we can
only approach speculatively, but important hints are given which throw light
upon the direction in which present planetary processes are moving. The main
emphasis is upon clarifying the nature of the process of transmutation.
I will list a few of the
topics to be covered, but will not go into much detail in this preamble, as the
USR/SRI Conference is nearly upon us, and there are naturally time constraints.
- Manas in the future
- The quest for the
“universal solvent”—through alchemy.
- The nature of the
- Transmutation from
the perspective of the religionist.
- The definition of
transmutation as: “Transmutation is
the passage across from one state of being to another through the agency
- Ancient phrases from
the Old Commentary. These phrases describe the essence of the alchemical
process but are blinded to prevent premature apprehension of their full
- Lesser and more
advanced transmutative processes.
considered in relation to atoms of all kinds.
- Emphasis upon the
central life of the atom.
- Atoms and electrons
in the transmutative process.
- Radiation understood
in terms of transmutation: “Radiation is transmutation in process of
- Transmutation as the
“liberation of essence” in search of a new center.
- The ubiquity of the
- The dispersal of
electrons in the transmutation process
- All atoms considered
as both atoms and electrons.
- External and internal
phases in the transmutation process.
- The involvement of
the deva kingdom in the transmutation process.
- The role of man in
assisting in various categories of transmutation. The higher the man, the
higher the transmutative process in which he can assist.
- The necessity for the
development of brotherhood if man is to become a successful agent in the
transmutation process as it applies to the lower kingdoms.
- Requirements for
those who would be engaged in assisting the transmutation of the lower
- The refusal (at this
time) to give out the transmutative formulas.
- How the recovery of
old knowledge regarding transmutation occurs.
- The danger of
entering prematurely transmutative processes; man must at least become the
master of his own sheaths.
- The transmutator as magician.
- Technical knowledge
required by the transmutating magician.
- How the black
magician approaches transmutation.
- Contrasts between how
the white and black magicians work at the transmutation process.
- The conscious
manipulation of the fires.
- The relation of the
three departments of Hierarchy to the process of transmutation.
- Three stages in the
transmutative process: the fiery stage, the solvent stage, the volatile
- More selections from
the Old Commentary clarifying the nature of transmutation.
- The Manu, the
Bodhisattva and the Mahachohan in relation to the three phases of the
- The seven rays in
relation to the three phases of transmutation.
- The Hierarchy as a
group of Alchemists.
- Transmutations undertaken
by Masters and Chohans, and those still more advanced—Buddhas.
- The presence of
hierarchical efforts in all schemes on all globes.
- The status of those
who would engage in various types of transmutation and the kingdoms they
- The art of
transmutation lost because of disastrous developments in Atlantean days.
- A prophecy concerning
the reduction of scientific formulas to sound.
- The necessity for men
to transmute their own vehicles before they can be trusted with the
general secrets of the art of transmutation as it applies to other groups.
- Alchemical work of
the second, third and fourth orders, with the nature of alchemical work of
the first order implied.
- Five postulates
concerning transmutation. These relate to the approaches of white and