Identification and Monadic consciousness.
"Monadic consciousness, whatever that may be." RI 439.
JC: Here DK concedes that the term "monadic consciousness" proves difficult for our understanding to conceive of in its true scope It is certainly not consciousness as understood by the average human intellect. It is frequently described as `not consciousness' within the boundaries of human understanding. However, the man is the Monad and in this we are not dealing with average man. The consciousness of the monad is not the consciousness of "substance in its form-making capacity" i.e. the result of the Soul or of the lower sheaths.
This threefold process under these three constellations produces finally the identification with that which is perceived to be the divine essence, underlying form. This identification with that which, is the subjective and real Self and the consequent withdrawing from that which is the not-Self is the keynote of the fourth initiation. EA 496.
JC: "Identification" is the noun used by DK to determine a specific point of recognition or direct method of knowing that which is to be known in order for correct recognition of goal and direction to be realised and taken. It is definitive in purpose, resulting in "simultaneous perception and interpretation" with contemporary psychology's closest description being `affinity' and that of chemistry's being "a measure of the likelihood of a chemical reaction taking place between two substances."
You will note how frequently I am using the word identification in my various instructions. The reason is that it connotes the goal held before all disciples who are being trained for certain major expansions of consciousness. I seek to have your help and this you know. Clarity of definition releases the vision and clarity in word and language is a symbol of this release (from vision) into identification. Ponder on this. It is this clarity, resulting in occult certainty and not in mystical belief, that I seek for you and hence my reference to the glamor of the vision. It (the vision) evokes its own aura and its own atmosphere, and the disciple must penetrate through this to reality. DINA1 648.
JC: "Identification" is a "vague" word but even so DK differentiates between it and consciousness at the stages of Initiation. Initiation is the releasing of the soul and thus the human brain awareness from the not self and uniting consciousness with the divine mind of god. It is entering the state of consciousness of the monad and between these two states, or definitions, lays a distinction in the correct understanding of "consciousness" mystically or occultly understood.
In relation to consciousness, we speak constantly of initiation; in relation to this new process of simultaneous perception and interpretation, we employ the rather vague word "identification:"
This, in its turn, brings his consciousness under the influence - in developing stages - of the Law of Assembly. This is a law to which I have not yet made reference in any of my previous instructions. The initiate can now - through appreciated and comprehended revelation - add to his work with the Plan and its building technique, a capacity to work with divine Purpose. DINA2 403.
JC: "simultaneous perception and interpretation" is the process of "identification" and is the state of being of "monadic consciousness". We are made aware of the stages of development through "appreciated and comprehended revelation" which are revealed through Identification. This process operates under the "Law of Assembly" a little known law which orders and regulates the capacity of the group to work with ordered sequential revelation and with divine purpose.
Being therefore related to the monadic or will life, it is as yet completely misunderstood and misinterpreted. It is in reality the sense of synthesis or of identification and of "each for all and all for each." ENA 129.
JC: The term Identification, is completely misunderstood and misinterpreted. It is the "sense of synthesis" which is a condition of the Monad.
Individuality, initiation, and identification - these are the terms in which the message of the Christ can be summarized. He said, when on Earth: "I and my Father are One," and in these words epitomized His entire message. I, the individual, through initiation, am identified with Deity. EXT 413.
JC: Here DK gives us three classifications which summarise the epitomisation of the words of the Christ "I and my Father are One" as he becomes "identified with Deity" within the consciousness of deity.
"I am That I am" refers to a man's monadic consciousness. TCF 420.
This, for instance, concerns the "center where the Will of God is known". Here at Shamballa work Those Who have unified Their personality will and Their spiritual will with the universal will, and such a unification inevitably brings knowledge. It is, however, not knowledge as you understand it. It is a blend of wisdom based on knowledge, understanding based on intuitive perception, and identification based on alignment, esoterically comprehended. For this peculiar condition or awareness we have no word in any language, and only the utilization (the trained utilization) of the abstract mind can possibly convey to you even an embryonic factual conception. EXT 532.
JC: "Identification" esoterically understood, is the "alignment" of wisdom built on knowledge, and understanding, based on "intuitive perception". It is their unique alignment as perceived by the Monad with a "sense of synthesis" or synthetic perception of these. It is the occult synthetic understanding of "simultaneous perception and interpretation" with the emphasis being on "simultaneous".
As disciples proceed from initiation to initiation, the will aspect fortifies the intellect and directs the expression of the energy of love, and thus the problem lessens, for the initiate learns certain protective rules which are not available to the neophyte. The latter must learn, first of all, how to identify himself with others, as the basis of a higher identification which conditions the senior initiates in the scale of being. EXT 690.
JC: The neophyte has to learn the distinction between identifying with "others" and identifying with the "ONE". This is a higher identification and a true group consciousness within the "scale of being" of the Initiate. This does not incur any sense of separation from "others" but does incur a required reorientation in the direction of the Initiate. He is orientated towards Shamballa, whereas the neophyte is orientated towards humanity and the accepted disciple towards hierarchy.
All information and happenings which are connected with Shamballa are always exciting to the neophyte who is apt to forget that he must make his contact with the more familiar Hierarchy before true and related perception is his. DN 144.
The attitude of the neophyte is, therefore, based upon the need for vision, upon individual, personal need. But (upon the path of Accepted Discipleship) the disciple must, get away from this because it is the path of spontaneous unconscious self-forgetfulness. DINA1 689.
JC: The Tibetan requires "release (from vision) into identification" and asks the reader to Ponder on this. We see that accepted discipleship is the training ground of and for initiation and thus of "spontaneous" recognition, which leads to and ultimately is "simultaneous perception and interpretation". It is synthetic understanding of, dualistic or differentiated qualities in the "eternal now". Identification is a holistic awareness of the ONE and not dualistic or separative understanding in the linear and thus within the limitation of form either of the soul or of the lower vehicles of "substance in its form-making capacity".
Evolution on the Path. Again the separation of spirit from matter, its identification with the One, and the ultimate rejection of form. The senses then are synthesized into acquired faculty, and the Self has no further use for the not-self. It blends with the All-Self. This is under the Law of Synthesis. TCF 200.
JC: Identification is "acquired faculty" and part of Monadic consciousness. It is the result of the separation of Spirit from matter. We may surmise that Monadic consciousness is also much more than this, as the three sheaths are sequentially abstracted from.
By the time the sons of men have taken the final systemic Initiations. When this stage is reached and men realize the unity of the solar system not only theoretically but also as a practical reality with which they have identified themselves, then there is borne in upon their consciousness a something which transcends consciousness altogether and which can only be expressed by the limiting word identification. This identification is a cosmic and not a systemic process, and is itself sevenfold in nature. TCF 1244.
JC: Here, the Tibetan Master actually indicates that monadic "identification" at a certain stage actually is something that "transcends consciousness" completely and is a "Cosmic process" and is "sevenfold" by nature. Therefore there are seven stages of Identification, or of "simultaneous perception and interpretation". Could these be related to the seven sacred planetary logi, perhaps? We note that this identification is registered or "born" within the monadic consciousness and yet "transcends" consciousness altogether. This is a great mystery.
We have the dynamic force of the "Jewel" at the Heart, which is itself the focal point for the life of the planetary Logos, and through the planetary Logos of all the other Logoi. TCF 1116.
When the adept enters through the "luminous door" he has before him four very peculiar and esoteric IDENTIFICATIONS. This entrance takes place after he has passed the fifth Initiation and has demonstrated his fitness so to do through a long period of service in connection with our planetary evolution. These identifications eventually bring about within the jewel, which is essentially the true spiritual unit, a momentous happening, and are undergone within the monadic consciousness after the transcendence of the atmic sheath. TCF 1246.
JC: Clearly then divine occultism has the function of being able to initiate something within the Monadic consciousness which transcends and is not of consciousness but which is Identification and so we beg the question, does this Identification actually originate from some higher state of being or at least some other state, which functions for abstraction of the atmic sheath and brings about a "momentous happening". We know that there are different modes of "identification" for instance regarding the 3rd path we have "Prismatic identification". We might recall to ourselves that all paths lead to the CSS.
The final initiation, the seventh. TCF 183.
A curious phenomenon is to be seen at the final Initiation. The Jewel of fire blazes forth as seven jewels within the one, or as the sevenfold electric spark, and in the intensity of the blaze thus created is reabsorbed into the Monad or the One.
This process is paralleled at the final consummation of solar evolution when the seven Suns blaze forth before the great Pralaya. TCF 1119.
JC: Clearly then, this great happening is related to the seven sacred planetary logi, with identifications being seven in number and having analogy with the seven suns and the seventh initiation.
Prismatic identification. TCF 1258.
Cosmic rapture and rhythmic bliss are the attributes of the fourth path. It is a form of identification which is divorced from consciousness altogether. TCF 1260.
JC: Again, we have another definition of a type of Identification, this time of the 4th path. We are again, clearly told that it is "divorced" from consciousness "altogether".
Monadic consciousness is not consciousness as human beings understand it, but is that state of apprehension which is not consciousness or realization, as the mystic feels it, or identification, as the occultist terms it, but something that appears when all of these three are appreciated and registered in a moment of time within the orbit of space. RI 108.
JC: The Tibetan offers us a superb definition of "monadic consciousness". It is a "state of apprehension" which is neither consciousness, realisation or identification but are these "three" spontaneously registered in the eternal now.
Monadic consciousness = Consciousness + Realisation of the Mystic + Identification of the Occultist, synthetically apprehended = Higher Evolution.
Higher evolution...monadic consciousness. RI 117.
The first step towards achieving monadic consciousness, and thus the first step towards the Way of the Higher Evolution. RI 251.