Partial Compilation on Advanced man



Advanced man Distinguished from Aspirants, Probationary Disciples and Working Disciples: “…and it is essentially necessary that the creative imagination [Page 653] of the advanced man, of aspirants, of probationary disciples (as well as that of the working disciple),…” (EXH 562-653)



There is a Category of Advanced man Called “Average Advanced man”:

Each life that the Personality leads is, at the close, represented by some geometrical figure, some utilisation of the lines of the cube, and their demonstration in a form of some kind.  Intricate and uncertain in outline and crude in design are the forms of the earlier lives; definite and clear in outline are the forms built by the average advanced man of this generation.  But when he steps upon the Path of Discipleship, the purpose consists in merging all these many lines into one line, and gradually this consummation is achieved. (LOM 5)


A More Advanced Type of Advanced man:

The advanced man is the man who is linking up the two major centres,—the head and the heart,—into one, synthetic instrument, and whose throat centre vibrates to the same measure.  Then you have will and love blended in harmonious service, and the lower physical activity is transmuted into idealism and altruism.  When this stage is reached, the man is ready for the awakening of the inner fire.  His bodies are refined enough to withstand the pressure and the onrush; they contain nothing dangerous to its progress; the centres are keyed high enough to receive the acquisition of fresh stimulation.  When this has been done, the hour of initiation comes when the would-be server of humanity will stand before his Lord, with purified desire, consecrated intellect, and a physical body that is his servant and not his master.



Contrasting Average Man and Advanced man: To the average man there is only that which he can hear, touch, see, taste and smell, only five ways in which he can know.  There are only five responses possible to him as he contacts vibration of any kind and in our solar system there is naught else but vibrating energy, God in active motion.  These five methods put him en rapport with the five elements and when this is realized, the infinite possibilities open to the aspirant, begin to appear.  Later to the advanced man another and higher range of vibration opens up when he can use the mind itself, not only as the unifier of all the five senses but as a sixth sense also.  This is the object of all Raja Yoga practice.  Through the mind, the soul realm is cognized, just as through the senses the objective world was contacted. (LOS 352)


The Knower Contrasted with Advanced man and the Disciple: “The man becomes conscious of himself as the knower and is no longer primarily concerned with the field of knowledge, as in the early stages of his unfoldment; neither is he engaged with knowledge itself, as during the stage of mental development either as an advanced man or as a disciple.  He can discriminate between all three, and identifies himself henceforth neither with the field of knowledge, life in the three worlds through the medium of his three vehicles, and the five senses plus the mind, nor with the knowledge gained nor the experience undergone.  He knows the self; he identifies himself with the true knower, and thus sees things as they are, dissociating himself entirely from the world of sensuous perception.” (LOS 421)


A More Truly Advanced man: “1.The advanced man in the three worlds is conscious of two inherent triplicities:


a. The lower man          Physical body.  Astral nature.  Mind.

b. The three periodical vehicles Monad.  Soul.  Personality.


2. Soul and personality have made contact. He is now technically soul-infused. Two periodical vehicles have been at-oned. Three lower vehicles and the soul are united.


3. The etheric body is at the point of assuming great power.” (TEV 61)


Man Partially Controlled by the Ego, Advanced man:
“4. Man partially controlled by the Ego, advanced man.

a. The heart.

b. The throat.

c. The head, i.e., the four lesser centres and their synthesis, the alta centre.” (TCF 170)


Average Man and Advanced man Have Not Unfolded the Powers of the Ego: “It can be seen, therefore, how necessary it is that the functions of the devas of all grades be comprehended.  It is however equally important that man should refrain from the manipulation of these forces of nature until such time as he "knows" himself, and his own powers, and until he has fully unfolded the consciousness of the ego; then, and only then, can he safely, wisely, and intelligently co-operate in the plan.  As yet, for the average man or even the advanced man this is dangerous to attempt and impossible to accomplish.” (TCF 615)


Advanced man Associated with Intellectuality: “In the third stage, the law of karma works through a man's mental nature, and awakens in him recognition of the law, and an intellectual apprehension of cause and of effect.  This is the shortest stage but is also the most powerful; it concerns the evolution of the three inner [Page 807] petals shielding the "jewel," and their ability to disclose at the right moment that which lies hidden.  It covers the period of the evolution of advanced man, and of the man upon the Path.” (TCF 806-807)


Advanced man of Present Era Took Early Heavy Incarnations on Moon Chain: “First.  The 700 incarnations.  These concern the unfoldment of the outer circle.  This is the longest period.  The initial vibration is slow and heavy, and millenia of lives have to elapse before the interchange of energy between the Ego and its reflection, the personal self (the lower threefold man) is such that the consciousness of the man occultly "awakens" in the Hall of Learning.  For advanced man at this time these incarnations took place upon the moon chain and in some cases upon certain planets connected with the inner round.  This is the circumstance which necessitated his "coming-in" during the Atlantean root-race.  Men of this type refused to incarnate earlier, as the bodies were too coarse; this was the cyclic reflection (on the lowest plane) of the refusal of the Monads to incarnate at the dawn of manvantaric opportunity.  No real "sin" was committed; it was their privilege to discriminate, and this refusal has its [Page 826] bearing upon conditions upon Earth, being the basis of the great class distinctions which—in every land—have been so fruitful of trouble and the esoteric foundation of the "caste" system, so abused now in India.  The problem of labor and capital has its roots in the subjective distinction between "equipped and unequipped" Egos, between those units of the human family on earth who have passed out of the Hall of Ignorance, and those who are yet groping in its dark and gloomy corridors; between those Egos who are only "bud" Egos, and those who have organised the outer circle of petals, and whose petals are ready to open up. (TCF 825-826)


Highly Advanced man: “c. That much of the fire of substance in its purified state which can penetrate.  This is dependent upon the purity of the three sheaths, and in the case of a highly advanced man is the kundalinic fire as it swells the blaze produced by the other two.” (TCF 963)


Advanced man Associated with Mentality in the Magical Process: “We must deal first with the mental attitude of man as he faces the work of creation, and his ability to bring through, via the mental body, the purpose of the Ego, thereby impressing the building agents on the mental plane with a certain rate of rhythm, and a certain vibratory activity.  This is the prime factor which results (on the physical plane) in direct egoic activity.  We must also bear in mind, that in the consideration of this matter we are not dealing with the every day work of average man, but are speaking of the organised creative work, under law and rule, of the advanced man.  We thereby set a standard and emphasise the ideal towards which occult students should strive.” (TCF 983)


Advanced man and the First Ray in the Mental Body: “IN THE ADVANCED MAN


1. The will to liberation or to manifest consciously upon the plane of the soul.

2. The capacity to react to the plan, or to respond to the recognised will of God.

3.  The principle of immortality.

4. Perseverance or endurance upon the Way.” (EP II 291)


Advanced man and the Fourth Ray in the Mental Body: “IN THE ADVANCED MAN


1. The Arjuna spirit.  This is the urge towards victory, the holding of a position between the pairs of opposites, and the eventual sensing of the middle way.

2. The urge to synthesis (again a first ray impulse) blended with a second ray tendency to love and to include.

3. The attractive quality of the soul as it expresses itself in the relation between the lower and higher selves.  This eventuates in the "marriage in the Heavens."

4. The power to create forms, or the artistic impulse.” (EP II 292)


Advanced man and the Fifth Ray in the Mental Body: “IN THE ADVANCED MAN


1. The true thinker, or mental type—awake and alert.

2. The one who knows the Plan, the purpose and the will of God.

3. The one whose intelligence is being transmuted into wisdom.

4. The scientist, the educator, the writer.” (EP II 293)


Major Centers in the Advanced man:

1. The head centre        Monad.  Life.  First aspect.

2. The heart centre        Soul.  Consciousness.  Second aspect.

3. The ajna centre         Personality.  Substance.  Third aspect.


These are the three major centres for the advanced man.


4. The throat centre      Mind.  The mental aspect and energy.

5. The solar plexus centre         Emotion.  The astral aspect and energy centre.

6. The sacral centre      Physical.

7. The centre at base of the spine          Life itself.  Monadic centre.


The latter centre is only awakened in its true and final sense at the third initiation.  At that time the circle is completed.” (EP II 302)


The Advanced man Learns to Withdraw from the Astral Sentient Body: “3. The emotional or sentient body, which is often called the astral body.  From this vehicle emanate the desires, impulses, aspirations and those conflicts of duality which so oft afflict and hinder the disciple.  It is the seat also of the creative, imaginative life of man.  It also possesses centres of force which are counterparts of those to be found in the etheric body, but for the majority of people it is energised mainly from the world of illusion and from the astral plane.  It is from this plane of illusory awareness, that the advanced man has to learn to withdraw himself.” (EP II 435)


Tension in the Advanced man: “3. The activity of the solar plexus centre at this time, which is a result of this transference, produces the abnormal tension which characterises the race.  This tension, with the average man, controls the intestinal tract and its connections, both above and below the diaphragm.  With the advanced man, it produces tension in the higher centres, definitely affecting the heart and the vagus nerve.  It should be pointed out that many of the diseases inherent in the racial form to which planetary disease predisposes the human being are brought into activity as the result of the stimulation of the solar plexus.  As humanity becomes less astral in its consciousness and the solar plexus, therefore, becomes less active and less dominating, these forms of difficulty will die out.  As the heart centres and the higher centres assume control, such diseases as cancer, tuberculosis and the various syphilitic complaints (due to the age old activity of the sacral centre) will gradually die out.” (EP II 551)


Advanced man, Aspirant and Disciple Somewhat Equated: “The problems with which we must now deal belong in a totally different category.  They have no relation at all to emotion or to the astral plane but constitute the specific difficulty of the aspirant or the advanced man or disciple who has learnt to focus himself in the mental nature.  They are problems connected with achieved contact with the soul, [Page 607] which results in the illumination of the mind and a definite influx of power.” (EP II 606-607)


Rough Distinction Between Advanced man and Unevolved Man in Response to Astrological Energies: “As these influences pour through our planet and thence to the centres of force upon the planet, they produce a dual effect:


1. They produce an effect upon advanced man, galvanising the centres above the diaphragm into activity and enabling him to respond to the radiation and the activity of the Hierarchy.


2. They produce an effect upon unevolved man, enabling him to function as an ordinary, unenlightened human being.” (EA 22)


Thymus Gland Inactive in Advanced man: “1. Two of the non-sacred planets (the Earth itself and the Moon) are connected with two centres which in the highly evolved man are not of dominating importance:


a. The spleen receiving pranic emanations from the planet on which we live and concerned with the etheric and physical bodies and their physical relation.


b. A centre in the chest related to the thymus gland. This centre becomes inactive in the advanced man but has a connection with the vagus nerve, prior to the awakening of the heart centre.” (EA 78)


Advanced Peron and Advanced man Responding to Different Zodiacal Energies: “At present, charts are set up on the basis of the personality condition or of the personality ray, if the astrologer is fortunate enough to know or to guess it accurately; if, however, the subject is an advanced person, then the chart will be frequently wrong as the planets which govern in the case of ordinary or undeveloped man have ceased to influence the spiritual man and the disciple. Average man is primarily conditioned in the events of his physical plane life by the position of the planets in the twelve houses and they are, in their turn, conditioned by certain karmic influences which the advanced man has overcome, or is overcoming. The horoscope will be cast eventually on the basis of the soul ray, and then the zodiacal signs which govern the activities and [Page 90] the influence of the present group of planetary Rulers will be considerably lessened.” (EA 89-90)


Advanced man Coming Under Direct Influence of the Zodiacal Signs: “We come now to a consideration of the Rulers which govern the sign, Scorpio. Their influence is potent in the lives of the average or undeveloped man who responds more easily to the planetary influences in the twelve houses of his personality horoscope than does the more advanced man who is coming under the direct influence of the zodiacal signs.” (EA 209)


Advanced man Coming under the Soul Influence is Demonstrate in Tabulation on p. 332-333 of Esoteric Astrology: This would show this type of advanced man to be at least an aspirant.


Advanced man Not Yet on the Path: “It is essential, for their right understanding that the astrologer knows whether the subject is relatively unevolved, whether he is an advanced man or whether he is upon one or other stages of the Path.” EA 334)


Advanced man who is a Taurean Actuated By Love:

I would like here to call your attention to the fact that this sign is a synthetic sign in the sense that it brings expression of an inner urge of some definite nature upon the physical plane. This it does, because its basic quality demonstrates as desire in the mass of men and as will or directed purpose in the disciple or the initiate. It manifests as stubbornness in the average man (and this is literally wilful adherence to personality aims) or as intelligently expressed will—actuated by the impulse of love—in the advanced man.” (EA 375)


Triangle Two (Sirius, Pisces, Hierarchy) is Triangle of the Advanced man and Clearly Involved the Soul: “Triangle Two has been called the "triangle of the advanced man"; it is associated with the kingdom of souls, with the fifth kingdom in nature as it is related to the fourth. It is this triplicity of forces which, playing on Triangle Three, attracts out of it those units of energy which (as a result of the activity of Capricorn, Mercury and Humanity itself) are ready to come under hierarchical influence and to be swayed consequently by different streams of force to those hitherto evoking response:” (EA 437)


What the Seven Rays Produce in the Advanced man: “These are the keynotes for humanity at its present point of evolutionary development; as these seven energies play upon the human consciousness in an effort to produce and evoke the Will aspect in advanced man they produce:


Initiation. Vision. Education. Intuition. Liberation. Idealism. Organisation.” (EA 602)



Advanced man and Disciple Somewhat Equated: “3. The world illusion and glamour, which prevents the average and ignorant man from seeing life as it truly is.  Even the advanced man and the disciples are only beginning to get a fleeting and inadequate glance. at a glorious reality. (EH 22)


Advanced Man of the Lemurian Period Insatiable in His Sexual Appetite: “Egos who individualised and incarnated in that vast period of time are the ones who today demonstrate homosexual tendencies.  In those days, so urgent was the sexual appetite, the normal processes of human intercourse did not satisfy the insatiable desire of the advanced man of the period.” (EH 62)


The Devachanic Consciousness of the Advanced man: “The Devachan Experience


I would also point out that this conscious undertaking of the art of elimination, and this awareness of process and purpose, in reality constitute the state of consciousness which has been called devachan by the orthodox theosophist.  There has been a great deal of misunderstanding of this experience.  The general idea has been that, after the process of ridding himself of the astral and mental bodies, the man enters into a sort of dream state wherein he reexperiences and reconsiders past events in the light of the future and undergoes a sort of rest period, a kind of digestive process, in preparation for the undertaking of renewed birth.  This somewhat erroneous idea has arisen because the concept of time still governs theosophical presentations of truth.  If, however, it is realised that time is not known apart from physical plane experience, the entire concept of devachan clarifies.  From the moment of complete separation from the dense physical and etheric bodies, and as the eliminative process is undertaken, the man is aware of past and present; when elimination is complete and the hour of [Page 497] soul contact eventuates and the manasic vehicle is in process of destruction, he becomes immediately aware of the future, for prediction is an asset of the soul consciousness and in this the man temporarily shares.  Therefore, past, present and future are seen as one; the recognition of the Eternal Now is gradually developed from incarnation to incarnation and during the continuous process of rebirth.  This constitutes a state of consciousness (characteristic of the normal state of the advanced man) which can be called devachanic.” (EH 496-497)


Gaining the Cooperation of the Advanced man in the Healing Process: “You have here the first steps which the healer must take in dealing with the patient and with the psyche, the lower psyche of the patient.  They are three in number:


  1. Gaining the cooperation of the personality of the advanced man; it is only the personality which requires healing.” (EH 553)



The Results of Self-Pity in the Normal and Advanced man: “5. Self-pity, so prevalent a trouble, leads to acute indigestion, to intestinal trouble, to catarrh and head colds in the average person, whilst in the more advanced man it leads to chronic bronchial difficulties, gastric ulcers and unhealthy conditions connected with the teeth and the ears.” (EH 563)


Highly Advanced man Knows Times and Seasons and Difference Between Psychic Inclination and an Intuition: “It is obvious, therefore, that all resolves itself into an understanding of one's place upon the ladder of evolution.  Only the highly advanced man can know the times and seasons and can adequately discern the subtle distinction between a psychic inclination and the intuition.” (TWM 69)