The divisions.

We have considered somewhat the highest offices in the ranks of the Hierarchy of our planet.  Now we will deal with what we might call the two divisions into which the remaining members are divided.  They form literally two Lodges within the greater body: —

1.      We can think of the Great White Lodge on Earth as divided into three sections. The first division was discussed in the previous chapter and consists of the Three Great Lords, as inspired by the Shamballic Lives. Shamballic Lives, too, can be considered members of the Great White Lodge, but not of the Spiritual Hierarchy, per se.

2.      We continue now in greater detail concerning the personnel of the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet.

a. The  _______  Lodge, comprised of initiates above the fifth initiation, and a group of devas or angels.

b. The Blue Lodge, comprised of all initiates of the third, fourth, and fifth initiations.

  1. We note that there is a blank before the word, “Lodge”. This Lodge has a name, but that name is not given to us.

  2. Division “a.” would include initiates of the sixth initiation — Planetary Lives, such as the Chohans Who direct the major Ashrams. Of these we can name, Master Morya, Master Koot-Hoomi, Master Hilarion, and Master Jesus. It is not stated whether the Venetian Master and Master Serapis Bey are Chohans, though they are the directors of the greater Third Ray Ashram and Fourth Ray Ashram respectively and so reasonably would be Chohans.

  3. Since (from studying the charts on page 48 and 49 of IHS), we learn that the Venetian Master (“Paul, the Venetian”) is in a role hierarchically supervisory to that of the Chohans Hilarion and Jesus, so reason is He must be a Chohan.

  4. As for the unnamed Master Who presently is head of the Seventh Ray Ashram nothing descriptive is said of Him. (Master Rakoczi was head when Initiation: Human and Solar was written.)

  5. Although it cannot be confirmed, it can reasonably be inferred that all heads of the Major Ray Ashrams should be Chohans.

  6. The Blue Lodge consisting of all initiates of the third, fourth and fifth degrees, includes those Masters of the Wisdom who are not Chohans.

  7. Interestingly the Blue Lodge represents the climaxing achievement relating to the first solar system in which the principle of intelligence was paramount. The Master of the fifth initiation has mastered the energies of Brahma (fivefold energies) as they relate to our planet Earth. Five is the number of the first solar system.

  8. The number relating to this, our second solar system, is seven. An initiate like the Christ is in process of mastering these seven as they apply to our planet the Earth.

Below these come a large group of initiates of the first and second initiations, and then the disciples of every grade.  The disciples are considered as affiliated with the Lodge, but not as literally members of it.  Finally come those who are on probation, and who hope through strenuous effort to achieve affiliation.

  1. In this paragraph Master D.K. explains the status of initiates of the first and second degrees and also disciples.

  2. Initiates of the first and second degrees are probationary initiates — not full initiates (a status which begins at the third initiation of Transfiguration).

  3. There are disciples who are initiates of the first and second degrees, and some who are probationary disciples (aspirants) who are not yet initiates of the first degree (the first planetary initiation).

    Note: when discussing the initiations humans may take, one can talk of “planetary initiations” beginning with the Initiation of Birth, and of “solar initiations”, beginning with the Initiation of Transfiguration (the third planetary initiation — on the human scale). Far above these types of initiations, however, are “Initiations of the Planetary Logos”, which can also be referred to as “Planetary Initiations”. These great initiations are entirely different from the ones through which humans pass and this distinction needs to be clearly held in mind by those studying this subject.

  4. Initiates of the first and second planetary initiations (the “Birth” and the “Baptism” — in Christian terminology) are considered “affiliated” with the Lodge, but not members.

  5. The probationers are not yet “affiliated”, but they can be if they prove their sincerity by “strenuous effort”. The period just preceding the first planetary initiation is very demanding. First ray planets like Vulcan and Pluto are very active at that time, stirring the probationary disciple (advanced aspirant) to his depths, and dragging to the surface of his energy-system and consciousness much of a hindering nature (thus, facilitating the process of expiation).

  6. At every stage of advancement there are tests to be passed. Both “affiliation” and “membership” have their particular tests.

  7. It is a serious matter to be affiliated with, or to be a member of, the Great White Brotherhood on Earth. Each must prove himself or herself.

From another point of view we can consider the Lodge members as existing in seven groups, each group representing one type of the sevenfold planetary energy emanating from the Planetary Logos.  The triple division has first been given, as ever in evolution you have the major three (manifesting through the three departments) and then the seven, these seven showing again as a triple differentiation and a septenary.  Students must bear in mind that all that is herein imparted concerns the work of the Hierarchy in connection with the fourth or human kingdom, [Page 51] and refers especially to those Masters Who work in connection with humanity.  Were the deva evolution being dealt with, the entire tabulation and division would have to differ from this.

  1. Here we are considering the Lodge from the standpoint of the seven rays. The seven division of the Lodge represent the seven ray energies, considered to be emanating from the Planetary Logos, although the original sources for these rays lie at a much higher level — in the solar system and in cosmos.

  2. The Tibetan discusses the three and the seven. The constituent members of every three can be combined in such a way that they make seven. The seven are considered exoteric, and the three, esoteric.

  3. Another principle is worthy of consideration: ‘whenever there is a seven, there is found a ten’. This thought suggests that an esoteric three must always be found related in a superior manner to any septenate.

  4. D.K. informs us that the large chart and its description on pages 48 and 49 relate to the “fourth or human kingdom” and to the Masters Who work specifically with humanity. There are a number of Masters Whose focus is not upon humanity at all.

  5. The chart does not deal with the deva members of Hierarchy, numbering among them, presumably, those advanced devas who work with the human kingdom. Of course, the members of the Spiritual Hierarchy have the information to present such a chart, but it is not relevant for human consideration, as a much closer and conscious relationship between humans and devas must first be established before such a chart could be properly interpreted.

  6. While the old books tell us quite a bit about the various high angels and their provinces, these books have not related the seven rays to the work of these angels. One could attempt to do so speculatively, but results would probably be filled with error.

  7. We do know that certain great Deva Lords, called Raja Lords, are considered members of the Spiritual Hierarchy and rule certain of the planes. Kshiti rules the physical-etheric plane and, therefore, generi­cally, would be associated with the seventh ray. Varuna rules the astral plane and would have a sixth ray association. Agni, the fifth plane (the mental) and would have a fifth ray association (though this great Lord could not be limited to a fifth ray demonstration). The Deva Lord Indra is related to the plane of “air”, the buddhic plane, and hence would have an affiliation with the fourth ray. These Raja Deva Lords also have Their higher correspondences on the cosmic planes.

  8. It is questionable whether the Deva Lords of the first three planes (the higher three) could be called Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma, respectively. These Names include a much greater scope than rulership of a plane. But no doubt there is a connection between Shiva and the first plane, Vishnu and the second, and Brahma and the third.

Again, there are certain aspects of hierarchical work affecting, for instance, the animal kingdom; this work calls into activity beings and workers and adepts totally distinct from the servers of the fourth or human kingdom.  Therefore students should carefully remember that all these details are relative, and that the work and personnel of the Hierarchy are infinitely greater and more important than may appear upon a superficial reading of these pages.  Certainly we are dealing with what might be considered Its primary work, for in the service of the human kingdom we are concerned with the manifestation of the three aspects of divinity, but the other departments are interdependent and the work progresses as a synthetic whole.

  1. Master D.K. is attempting to decentralize our perspective. The efforts of the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet do not revolve around humanity, though humanity is an important present focus.

  2. There are Masters associated with the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms. Their names however are not so likely to come before humanity. When humanity assumes its true function as mediator to the lower three kingdoms, the names of these Masters will become more relevant.

  3. D.K. is telling us that any chart that could be represented in such a book as IHS must be incomplete, to say the least, and should not be taken as a true and entire representation of the work of our Spiritual Hierarchy and its manifold internal and external relationships.

  4. Master D.K. emphasizes the importance of the human kingdom at this time. Through humanity the major three aspects of divinity are manifesting. This is not so of the lesser kingdoms, which are influenced more by the four Rays of Attribute [4, 5, 6, 7] than the three Rays of Aspect [1, 2, 3].

  5. In the energy system of the Planetary Logos, the human kingdom is presently pivotal, and the dire problems existing within that kingdom have important planetary repercussions — especially since Sanat Kumara (the Lord of the World) is presently passing through His fourth initiation — a number which correlates to the number of the human kingdom — four. Humanity, therefore, becomes something of a ‘battleground’ during the tremendous tests of this greater planetary initiation.

The workers, or adepts, concerned with the evolution of the human family, comprise sixty-three, if the three great Lords are counted in making the nine times seven necessary for the work.  Of these forty-nine work exoterically, if it might be so expressed, and fourteen esoterically, being more concerned with the subjective manifestation.  Not many of Their names are known to the public, nor would it be wise in many cases to reveal Who They are, where They dwell, and what is Their particular sphere of activity.  A very small minority, through group karma and a willingness thus to sacrifice Themselves, have come before the public eye during the past one hundred years, and therefore concerning these, certain information may be given out.  Quite a number of people in the world today are aware of Their existence independently of any particular school of thought, and the realisation that Those Whom they thus know personally are workers in a great and [Page 52] unified scheme of endeavour may encourage these real knowers to testify to their knowledge, and thus establish past all controversy the reality of Their work. 

  1. We are presented with an interesting piece of numerology. There are apparently sixty-three workers or adepts who work with the human family. It is difficult to know exactly how to divide them. Nine times seven is sixty-three. Is would seem that there are nine adepts associated with each of the seven Ashrams.

  2. The three Great Lords must also be included in this figure — the Manu relating to the First Ray Ashram, the Bodhisattva (the Christ) relating to the Second Ray Ashram, and the Mahachohan (Master R.) to the Third Ray Ashram.

  3. The sixty-three are divided into forty-nine and fourteen. Perhaps two of the fourteen are associated with each of the seven great Ashrams. As fourteen of these Masters are more esoteric than the other group of forty-nine, these fourteen must include the Three Great Lords.

  4. We can see from the chart and tabulation, that only a few of the Masters are named and Their affiliations shown. Their work must presently remain esoteric and unrevealed. No good purpose would be served by revealing the complete detail of hierarchical structure. Humanity is as yet too selfish and ignorant and to prone to disrupt well-laid internal plans.

  5. A few of the Elder Brothers are known to humanity. Group karma and a willingness to sacrifice Themselves are the reasons that Their names (not Their real names) and some of Their activities have been revealed to humanity. Probably we cannot realize the nature of the sacrifice which this type of ‘public exposure’ entails.

  6. We are studying a certain “school of thought” known as the Trans-Himalayan Wisdom, and in this teaching the existence of the Masters is directly addressed. Yet there are certain Masters directly known to many who are affiliated with no particular school of thought. Masters are known to a number of such people “personally”. The testimony of these people may be forthcoming before long, attesting in yet another way to the existence of the members of the Great White Lodge.

  7. At the present time the existence of the Spiritual Hierarchy of our planet is controversial. It is a matter largely for belief and conjecture and not for certain knowledge. Yet that certain knowledge exists (for a few) and will become the knowledge of many more as the Hierarchy moves towards externalization.

  8. It is important that the Hierarchy be presented as it is, and not as seen through the glamors of the astral plane. There are many presentations of the Hierarchy which are so glamorized and filled with illusion that no really intelligent personal can possibly give them any credibility.

  9. Such presentations will continue as long as spiritually ambitious people are deluded by the phantas­magoria of the astral plane. Countering this, however, must be a presentation of a truer picture of Hierarchy. We cannot say a presentation of the Hierarchy exactly as it is, because its complete structure is not known to human beings. But, at least the major distortions (childish distortions, really) must be eliminated.

Certain schools of occultism and of theosophical endeavour have claimed to be the sole repository of Their teaching, and the sole outlet for Their efforts, thereby limiting that which they do, and formulating premises which time and circumstance will fail to substantiate.  They work most assuredly through such groups of thinkers, and throw much of Their force into the work of such organisations, yet, nevertheless, They have Their disciples and Their followers everywhere, and work through many bodies and many aspects of teaching.  Throughout the world, disciples of these Masters have come into incarnation at this time with the sole intent of participating in the activities and occupations and truth dissemination of the various churches, sciences, and philosophies, and thus producing within the organisation itself an expansion, a widening, and a disintegration where necessary, which might otherwise be impossible.  It might be wise for occult students everywhere to recognise these facts, and to cultivate the ability to recognise the hierarchical vibration as it demonstrates through the medium of disciples in the most unlikely places and groups.

  1. D.K. warns us about what might be called ‘theosophical orthodoxy’. Hierarchy is much wider than any particular presentation of its nature. Certainly the reality of Hierarchy cannot be contained in parochial presentations, however well-intended.

  2. The Master is giving us a wider view of the scope of the Spiritual Hierarchy’s work. Yes, Hierarchy does work through the various theosophical groups (and through such groups as have been the first to proclaim Their presence), but not exclusively so.

  3. Humanity is broad and Hierarchy is far broader. Hierarchy is, in a way, a great Uranian body of workers Who cannot be confined to man’s Saturnian formulations.

  4. There is no area of human life that Hierarchy leaves untouched; its disciples are found in all areas of human endeavor.

  5. Hierarchy, working through its disciples, builds, regenerates and destroys, all so that the Divine Plan (as conceived by the Planetary Logos) may manifest on Earth.

  6. D.K. closes the paragraph with a challenge to the modern disciple. He asks that we learn to recognize the “hierarchical vibration as it demonstrates through the medium of disciples in the most unlikely places and groups”. We are not to be misled by the outer form and by our rather limited and crystallized expectations concerning the work of the Great Ones.

  7. If we cultivate properly what has been called the “esoteric sense” we will be able to recognize the disciples of Hierarchy wherever they may be working. This prepares the way to the recognition of Those Who stand behind them.

One point should here be stated in connection with the work of the Masters through Their disciples, and it is this.  All the various schools of thought which are fostered by the energy of the Lodge are, in every case, founded by a disciple, or several disciples, and upon these disciples, and not upon the Master, lies responsibility for results and the consequent karma.  The method of procedure is somewhat as follows: — The Master reveals to a disciple the objective in view for an immediate little cycle, and suggests to him that such and such a development would be desirable. 

It is the work of the disciple to ascertain the best [Page 53] method for bringing about the desired results, and to formulate the plans whereby a certain percentage of success will be possible.  Then he launches his scheme, founds his society or organisation, and disseminates the necessary teaching.  Upon him rests the responsibility for choosing the right co-workers, for handing on the work to those best fitted, and for clothing the teaching in a presentable garb.  All that the Master does is to look on with interest and sympathy at the endeavour, as long as it holds its initial high ideal and proceeds with pure altruism upon its way. 

The Master is not to blame should the disciple show lack of discrimination in the choice of co-workers, or evidence an inability to represent the truth.  If he does well, and the work proceeds as desired, the Master will continue to pour His blessing upon the attempt.  If he fails, or his successors turn from the original impulse, thus disseminating error of any kind, in His love and in His sympathy the Master will withdraw that blessing, withhold His energy, and thus cease from stimulating that which had better die.  Forms may come and go, and the interest of the Master and His blessing pour through this or that channel; the work may proceed through one medium or another, but always the life force persists, shattering the form where it is inadequate, or utilising it when it suffices for the immediate need.

  1. A very important point is now advanced. It is disciples who found the various schools of thought fostered by the energy of the Lodge. The Masters, Who inspire from behind the scenes, are not directly responsible for that which is founded. The karma of the various organizations founded falls upon the founding disciple or disciples.

  2. The Masters are not yet to be found working openly amongst humanity. Their disciples are the forward-guard, the forerunners of the manifest presence of the Master later to come.

  3. Some spiritually inclined people may tell us that the Master is guiding their organization and always telling them how it should be run. The founders tell us they are merely ‘following orders’. This is not how Hierarchy works.

  4. The Master may plant the vision of imminent desirable possibilities for which a founding disciple may make himself/herself responsible, but no more. It is up to the disciple to seize the idea and do something constructive with it.

  5. The Master, we are told, looks on sympathetically and supportively, as long as a project, scheme or endeavor launched by a disciple holds to the high ideal and purpose of the originating idea.

  6. D.K. is helping us understand various spheres of responsibility. It is important that we, as disciples and potential disciples, learn to discriminate between our responsibilities and those of the Master by Whom we may be influenced or inspired. With this discrimination in place we will not be so likely to generate glamorous and illusory thoughts concerning our work and Theirs.

  7. Fidelity to the original founding impulse is considered of real importance. If the disciple turns from this impulse, the Master too must turn away and withdraw His support from the intended (but now misguided) externalization. The Master would do this in love and wisdom. Errors must not be sustained and blessed, or they will hurt many and retard the manifestation of the Plan.

  8. D.K.’s words suggest that we not be too attached to the forms through which hierarchical plans may manifest. Those forms come and go. The life force, however, persists — utilizing such forms when they are temporarily adequate, and shattering them when they are unsuitable.

  9. Hierarchical Plan and Pattern must emerge, and all human projects designed to bring these Plans and Patterns into manifestation are simply temporary approximations of the real.

  10. Teaching such as this (presented by Master D.K.) helps us keep a sense of proportion about hierarchical work in today’s world. Thus we can cooperate intelligently and be a real help to Their Plans rather than a well-meaning nuisance.

Certain Masters and Their Work.

Under the first great group of which the Manu is the Head, can be found two Masters, the Master Jupiter, and the Master Morya.  Both of them have taken more than the fifth initiation, and the Master Jupiter, Who is also the Regent of India, is looked up to by all the Lodge of Masters as the oldest among Them.  He dwells in the Nilgherry Hills in Southern India, and is not one of the Masters Who [Page 54] usually takes pupils, for He numbers amongst His disciples initiates of high degree and quite a number of Masters.  In His hands are the reins of government for India, including a large part of the Northern frontier, and to Him is committed the arduous task of eventually guiding India out of her present chaos and unrest, and of welding her diverse peoples into an ultimate synthesis. 

  1. We understand that the Manu has taken the sixth initiation but not the seventh. We are told here that Master Jupiter has taken more than the fifth initiation. This means at least, the sixth, but since He is “looked up to by all the Lodge of Masters”, perhaps he has taken more than the sixth initiation and is simply holding His present position for reasons of service. This could be similar to the reason the Solar Angels (though higher than Human Creative Hierarchy) have temporarily ‘positioned’ themselves ‘below’ the Human Hierarchy for reasons of service.

  2. Master Morya is a Chohan and therefore (since His rank is not superior to that of the Christ — Who is in process of taking the seventh degree) we may presume that He ranks as an initiate of the sixth degree. Seventh degree initiates are sometimes also called Chohans.

  3. We note that Master Jupiter is the “Regent of India” (a regent is the representative of a king — in this case, “the King”, Sanat Kumara). Master R. (the present Mahachohan) is “Regent for Europe and America”.

  4. Master Jupiter has (or had at the time of this writing) a tangible dwelling, apparently on the physical plane.

  5. The names of the Masters must be significant. Master Jupiter is a first ray Master, but the planet Jupiter is a second ray planet. As I recall, HPB referred to Him as an “old gentleman” and the infer­ence was that He was kindly. While in mythology Jupiter is considered the King of Gods and a hurler of thunderbolts, the image given to the Jupiterian energy in the Ageless Wisdom is usually in contrast to this. It seems likely that in order to understand the identity and work of Master Jupiter, His relationship to both the first and second rays would have to be deeply understood.

  6. As Regent of India (a nation whose soul is focussed on the first ray), He would certainly have to work along the first ray line.

  7. We note that He does not usually take students as do some of the other Masters — at least not students of the kind Master D.K. supervises, for such students as He has are “initiates of high degree and quite a number of Masters”.

  8. In some ritualistic organizations there is a title conferred which may relate to Master Jupiter. That title is “Past Master” and is a post held in veneration. It signifies one who has been a Master, but now quietly supervises a lodge of ritualists in order to advise when called upon.

  9. We note that the reins for government for India are in His hands. This is, as we can appreciate, an immense responsibility. The fourth ray personality of India contributes to its present chaos and unrest. But its first ray soul calls for an eventual synthesis, and it is this task which is committed to the Master Jupiter.

  10. We can see that certain Masters must maintain their posts for many years if the plans for which They are responsible are to be fulfilled.

The Master Morya, Who is one of the best known of the Eastern adepts, and Who numbers amongst His pupils a large number of Europeans and Americans, is a Rajput Prince, and for many decades held an authoritative position in Indian affairs. He works in close co-operation with the Manu, and will Himself eventually hold office as the Manu of the sixth root-race.  He dwells, as does His Brother, the Master K. H., at Shigatse in the Himalayas, and is a well-known figure to the inhabitants of that far-away village.  He is a man of tall and commanding presence, dark hair and beard and dark eyes, and might be considered stern were it not for the expression that lies in His eyes. 

He and His Brother, the Master K.  H., work almost as a unit, and have done so for many centuries and will, on into the future, for the Master K. H. is in line for the office of World Teacher when the present holder of that office vacates it for higher work, and the sixth root-race comes into being.  The houses in which They both dwell are close together, and much of Their time is spent in the closest association. 

As the Master M. is upon the first Ray, that of Will or Power, His work largely concerns itself with the carrying out of the plans of the present Manu.  He acts as the Inspirer of the statesmen of the world, He manipulates forces, through the Mahachohan, that will bring about the conditions desired for the furthering of racial evolution.  On the physical plane those great national executives [Page 55] who have far vision and the international ideal are influenced by Him, and with Him co-operate certain of the great devas of the mental plane, and three great groups of angels work with Him on mental levels, in connection with the lesser devas who vitalise thoughtforms, and thus keep alive the thoughtforms of the Guides of the race for the benefit of the whole of humanity.

  1. The Master Morya is much closer to humanity, in a certain respect, than Master Jupiter (who, presumably — judging from the major chart we are using — is Master M.’s Teacher).

  2. Master M. is one of the Masters (with K.H. and D.K.) Who wished to bring the Ageless Wisdom closer to humanity.

  3. We do not know how many pupils belong to Master M., but the number is not small. Those Masters Who undertake to teach probationary initiates are surely acting sacrificially, considering the limit­ations of such students.

  4. Master Morya is reputed to have had an incarnation as Akbar the Great, the Mogul Emperor of Indiain the sixteenth century. D.K. seems to suggest that He also had a rather well-known incarnation in Indiafollowing that of Akbar, but no names are suggested.

  5. We note Master M.’s close cooperation with the Master K.H.. Their relationship has been close for many years and will remain so, for Master M. is to be the Manu of the sixth root race, and Master K.H. the Bodhisattva when the sixth root race comes into being.

  6. The Masters M., K.H. and D.K. all lived at Shigatse, in Tibet, at the time of this writing. Following the invasion of Tibet by China it is unlikely that They continued residence in Shigatse. They are much more likely to be found in Northern India. In fact, the Tibetan says the following of Himself in a statement written in 1934: “You know also that I am in a human body, and am a resident of northern India.” The older theosophical works portray Them as living in Shigatse, but even before the invasion, they may have changed residences.

  7. We gather that Master M. is most impressive in His appearance. It is interesting and important to realize that He would appear stern “if not for the expression that lies in His eyes”. We judge by this, that no matter how much a representative He may be of the first Ray of Will or Power, the second Ray of Love-Wisdom pours through Him in some significant manner.

  8. D.K. emphasizes the very close relationship between Masters M. and K.H. When modern students of spirituality wish to achieve a non-glamorous understanding of “soul-mates”, they should study these two Masters Who have developed such a close, effective, and loving relationship through many lives of closest association. The relationships we forge in life (if based upon monadic and soul purpose, correlating with planetary purpose) may serve the Divine Plan as such relationship mature in spiritual quality. Master D.K. was related karmically to many of the chelas He took into His groups for training. The earlier forms of human relationship evolve into more spiritually mature forms useful to the Plan.

  9. Master Morya works to bring the plans of the Manu into manifestation. What these plans may be we cannot presently understand.

  10. As an inspirer of the statesmen of the world, His influence is immediate and of tremendous impor­tance in the development of humanity. So much of humanity’s fate seems to depend upon the quality of its political leadership.

  11. It is interesting that Master M. works as a manipulator of forces with the assistance of the Maha­chohan. At the time this book was written, Master R. was not yet the Mahachohan. As a result of certain hierarchical changes which occurred around the year 1925, it can be assumed that Master M. now works very closely in a similar way, but with Master R. — manipulating forces for the furthering of racial evolution.

  12. The national executives inspired by Master Morya must have “far vision and the international ideal”. Master M. is a worker for synthesis, and will be interested in those statesmen whose work contributes to a growing synthesis. Such recent leaders as Franklin Roosevelt, Mikhail Gorbachev and Nelson Mandela come to mind.

  13. We are told of certain great devas and angels with whom Master Morya works. More is said below in an excerpt from The Externalization of the Hierarchy.

  14. One of His tasks is to see to the vitalization and sustainment of the thoughtforms of the Guides of the race. The first ray, we know, is connected with the life aspect. Thoughtforms are like living beings and unless they are nourished, they will die of attrition. The first ray in general upholds life, and Master M. sees that certain beneficent thoughtforms are kept alive so that they may continue to serve humanity’s progress.

  15. We note that Master M. works with devas and angels “on mental levels”. The mind in this case is the agent of the will.

  16. Usually devas and angels are considered synonymous terms. D.K. seems to be making a distinction between them in this paragraph, the devas, apparently, upholding a greater role. Perhaps D.K. is speaking of the Raja Lord Agni, and certain great devic Lives associated with this Deva Lord. Master Morya, after all, is responsible for that form of Teaching known as “Agni Yoga”.

The Master M. has a large body of pupils under His instruction, and works in connection with many organisations of an esoteric and occult kind, as well as through the politicians and statesmen of the world.

  1. Master Morya is said to be the head of all esoteric organizations including esoteric schools.

  2. We see that He focusses both exoterically and esoterically, stimulating responsible statesmen in the mainstream and also vitalizing the esoteric movements of the world, helping their adherents achieve greater freedom by means of the will.

  3. The entirety of any Master’s work is not known to disciples. It is too extensive. This excerpt offers important additional material on Master M.

    Excerpt on Master Morya from The Externalization of the Hierarchy“The Master Morya is at this time acting as the inspirer of the great national executives throughout the world. E'en those whose ideals coincide not with yours are being welded into the world plan, and much of their immediate work is organising the individual nations and welding them into an homogeneous whole, preparatory to their entrance into the great international thoughtform. All who work with far vision and all who hold before any seething and bewildered nation an ideal for the whole are under His wide inspiration. Internationalism is the aim of His endeavour. With Him works the great Angel or Deva of the spiritual plane, referred to in the Treatise on Cosmic Fire as the Lord Agni; He seeks to touch with the hidden spiritual fire the head centres of all intuitive statesmen. Three great groups of angels — the gold, the flame coloured and the white and gold — work on mental levels with those lesser angels or devas who vitalise thoughtforms and who keep alive the thoughts of the Guides of the race for the benefit of humanity.” (EXH 505)

  4. D.K. here elaborates on Master M.’s work with statesmen and explains more about the kind of synthesis which Master M. is striving to see achieved in relation to the human family.

  5. D.K. advises us to be alert to those who may be inspired by M., even if their ideals do not seem to accord with our own.

  6. Here, in fact, the Deva Lord Agni is referenced, which was not the case in the earlier book, Initiation: Human and Solar.

  7. An occult piece of information is shared: Master M. seeks to stimulate the “head centres of all intuitive statesmen”.

  8. We can see that this segment is an elaboration on that description which preceded it in IHS.

  9. The three great groups of angels with whom Master M. works are not identified more specifically: they are “the gold, the flame coloured, and the white and gold”. It would seem that red, white and gold are important colors for Master M.

  10. Red expresses the first ray. Gold expressed royalty, and relates Him to the sign Leo, just as red relates him to Aries (in which sign is found His “Remembrance Day” on March 24th). White is the color of synthesis and the Yoga for which He is responsible is the first ray aspect of the Yoga of Synthesis (called “Agni Yoga”).

  11. Knowing the colors which a Master uses in His labors can be useful in achieving resonance with that Master.

The Master Koot Humi, Who is also very well known in the occident, and has many pupils everywhere, is of Kashmiri origin, though the family originally came from India

.  He is also an initiate of high degree, and is upon the second, or the Love-Wisdom Ray.  He is a man of noble presence, and tall, though of rather slighter build than the Master M.  He is of fair complexion, with golden-brown hair and beard, and eyes of a wonderful deep blue, through which seem to pour the love and the wisdom of the ages.  He has had a wide experience and education, having been originally educated at one of the British universities, and speaks English fluently.  His reading is wide and extensive, and all the current books and literature in various languages find their way to His study in the Himalayas.  He concerns Himself largely with the vitalising of certain of the great philosophies, and interests Himself in a number of philanthropic agencies.  To Him is given the work very largely of stimulating the love manifestation which is latent in the hearts of all men, and of awakening in the consciousness of the race the perception of the great fundamental fact of brotherhood.

  1. Perhaps Master Koot-Humi has even more pupils than the Master M., for He is on the Teaching Ray. Master K.H., we know, is Master to Master D.K.

  2. We note that the term “initiate of high degree” may apply even to Chohans of the sixth degree.

  3. In describing the physical presence of Master K.H., Master D.K. describes Him as “tall” and “of rather slighter build than the Master M.” The sign Gemini has been associated with Master K.H., and this sign can give both height and slightness of build. Master D.K. (Whom we can reasonably associate with Gemini as well) has described Himself also as “tall”, and with a thin face — again physical characteristics associated with Gemini.

  4. Of Himself, however, Master D.K. has said “my face and form matter not”. It is well for us to realize that the energy quality and presence of the Masters matter far more than any conception we may have of Their physical appearance.

  5. Master D.K.’s description of both Masters M. and K.H. presents them as impressive and probably, we would judge, as handsome men. In both cases He describes Their eyes — a description of consid­er­able importance when we remember that the “eyes are the window to the soul”. Of Master K.H.’s eyes He says: “eyes of a wonderful deep blue, through which seem to pour the love and the wisdom of the ages”. The color reminds us immediately of the indigo-blue associated with the Ray of Love-Wisdom. We also realize that Master K.H. is the Chohan of the Second Ray Ashram, and that the expression in His eyes demonstrates His deep identification with this ray.

  6. Master K.H. is said to have been educated at Oxford University. He was there in the middle of the nineteenth century, perhaps near the time when H.P.B. recognized her own Master, Morya, among a procession of dignitaries from India.

  7. Though Master K.H. is said to speak English fluently, it has been said that Master D.K. has the best knowledge of English among the Eastern Masters. It is likely that one of D.K.’s two significant incarnations in the West was one in which English was His native tongue.

  8. It is an amazing statement that “all the current books and literature in various languages find their way to His study in the Himalayas”. It is important to realize that the Master need not “read” these books in the way that we normally do;  he simply psychometrizes them and directly and intuitively understands their content, particularly their ‘energy value’. We can judge that Master K.H. is current with the major trends of thought in both Western and Eastern cultures.

  9. He stimulates philosophies and interests Himself in various philanthropic agencies. The word “phil”, in Greek, means “love”. Philosophy is ‘philo-sophia’ (the love of wisdom). Philanthropic agencies spread love through practical and financial means.

  10. Perhaps His major task is “stimulating the love manifestation which is latent in the hearts of all men, and of awakening in the consciousness of the race the perception of the great fundamental fact of brotherhood”. Master K.H.’s Ashram is most concerned with the particular planetary project known as the “Reappearance of the Christ”. We can see how the stimulation of latent love in the hearts of men is directly related to this task, for in a sense, the Reappearance of the Christ is the emergence (on a planetary scale) of true love in the human heart.

  11. There is every reason to associate Master K.H. with the planet Venus just as Master D.K. can be understood to have a strong resonance with Mercury. As the Buddha is to Master D.K., the Christ is the Master K.H.

  12. The great era of brotherhood will occur, we are told, in the later third of the Aquarian Age, when Venus is the decanate ruler of the Aquarian decanate then in power. We can expect that Master K.H.’s Ashram will be in very potent expression at that time and that He will see a relative consummation of His work for the realization and expression of human brotherhood.

  13. While there are many pupils of Master K.H. everywhere, and while the Second Ray Ashram is one of the first Ashrams to externalize, Master K.H.’s Ashram itself (being the Ashram of a Chohan) will not manifest immediately.

    Excerpt on Master Koot-Hoomi from The Externalization of the Hierarchy“The Master K.H., the Chohan on the teaching ray and He Who will be the next world teacher, is already active in His line of endeavour. He is attempting to transmute the thoughtform of religious dogma, to permeate the churches with the idea of the Coming, and bring to a sorrowing world the vision of the Great Helper, the Christ. He works with the rose devas and with the blue devas on astral levels, with the wise help of the great guardian Angel of that plane, called (in Hindu terminology) the Lord Varuna. The activity of the astral plane is being much intensified and the angels of devotion, in whom the aspect of divine love is pre-eminent, work with the astral bodies of all those who are ready to strengthen and redirect their spiritual aspiration and desire. They are the angels who guard the sanctuaries of all the churches, cathe­drals, temples and mosques of the world. They are now increasing the momentum of their vibration for the raising of the consciousness of the attendant [Page 506] congregations. The Master K.H. works also with the prelates of the great Catholic Churches — Greek, Roman and Anglican — with the leaders of the Protestant communions, with the foremost workers in the field of education, and also through, and with, the dominant demagogues and organisers of the people. His interests lie with all those who, with unselfish intent, strive after the ideal, and who live for the helping of others. (EXH 505-506)

  14. We learn that even when a hierarchical post lies centuries or, even, millennia ahead, the one destined to assume that post is in preparation long before.

  15. Master K.H. is active in preparing the way for the Reappearance of the Christ. Warring religious dogmas militate against Christ’s Reappearance. Master K.H., a great philosopher (for He was Pythagoras) seeks to “transmute the thoughtform of religious dogma” — rendering  it more ‘occultly reasonable’, more subject to “pure reason” (the quality of the buddhic plane of Harmony).

  16. Certain devas are called to assist Master K.H. with His task — devas of the colors rose and blue. These are colors associated with the sixth ray (rose and light blue) and with the second ray (indigo blue). These two rays are most related to the sphere of religious work. Dogmatic religion is strongly influenced by the sixth ray; a wider, more philosophical and understanding approach to religion is to be found when the second ray is of greater influence than the sixth.

  17. Lord Varuna is the Raja Lord of the astral plane and is closely associated with the power of the planet Neptune — a planet of both the sixth and second rays, and intimately related to the Christ. Neptune can also be responsible for the appearance of much world glamor, and the field of religion (with its warring dogmatisms) is rife with glamor.

  18. Master D.K. speaks of the “angels of devotion”, which must necessarily be related to the sixth ray. However, they are said to be filled with love. These angels are responsible for raising, strengthening and redirecting the aspirational nature of man — so exercised in many religious approaches.

  19. We are told some of the functions of these angels of devotion, and we see that their labors are not confined to any one religion. Temples, cathedrals, churches and mosques are all under their care.

  20. Master K.H., we are told, works with “prelates” of the great Catholic Churches, whether Greek, Roman or Anglican. The word “Catholic”, in this case, means “universal”. Nor are the Protestant communions and their leaders excluded. We can understand the ecumenical movement which has swept through all manner of Christian churches during the last forty years or so (written late 2003) must be inspired by Him.

  21. The ecumenical movement has operated not only within the domain of Christianity, but has attempted to have Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and Christians (to name some major groups) meet on a level of mutual respect and understanding. One can feel the influence of Master K.H. behind such a broad and inclusive movement.

  22. Influential educators also come under His inspiration (for education, in its truest sense, is related to the second ray — though the third and fifth rays are also very important factors in modern education).

  23. Even demagogues and organisers of “the people” are recipients of His benevolent attention. Although such workers are most often in the political field and, therefore, under the First Department of Hierarchy (that of the Manu), it is vitally important that they be influenced by the currents of love and wisdom.

  24. When we read the following — “His interests lie with all those who, with unselfish intent, strive after the ideal, and who live for the helping of others” — we realize the pure benevolence of His influence, an influence which seems to combine the second and sixth rays (just as is suggested by the colors of the angels with whom He works).

  25. For Master K.H., it would seem, the particular form of expression matters little as long as the values of love, idealism, wisdom, illumination and unselfishness are expressing through the form.

At this particular time the Master M., the Master K. H. and the Master Jesus are interesting Themselves [Page 56] closely with the work of unifying, as far as may be, eastern and western thought, so that the great religions of the East, with the later development of the Christian faith in all its many branches, may mutually benefit each other.  Thus eventually it is hoped one great universal Church may come into being.

  1. The book Initiation: Human and Solar was written more than eighty years ago. Since that time we have seen a tremendous movement towards exactly what is described in the paragraph above: the unification of “eastern and western thought”.

  2. Masters K.H. and Jesus work closely with the field of religion. It is interesting that Master M., Who works not so much with religion, but with the esoteric organizations and schools of the world, cooperates with the Masters K.H. and Jesus so that “one great universal Church may come into being”.

  3. This “Church” will of course be presided over by the Christ and will represent His influence in a “Universal Spirituality” inclusive of the best values of the various religions which will be united in this “Church”.

  4. A little thought on the magnitude of the task will reveal that rays one, two, and six are all needed if success is to be achieved. The power of synthesis, closely related to the first ray, is indispensable in this task.

The Master Jesus, Who is the focal point of the energy that flows through the various Christian churches, is at present living in a Syrian body, and dwells in a certain part of the Holy Land.  He travels much and passes considerable time in various parts of Europe.  He works specially with masses more than with individuals, though He has gathered around Him quite a numerous body of pupils.  He is upon the sixth Ray of Devotion, or Abstract Idealism, and His pupils are frequently distinguished by that fanaticism and devotion which manifested in earlier Christian times amongst the martyrs.  He Himself is rather a martial figure, a disciplinarian, and a man of iron rule and will.  He is tall and spare with rather a long thin face, black hair, pale complexion and piercing blue eyes.  His work at this time is exceedingly responsible, for to Him is given the problem of steering the thought of the occident out of its present state of unrest into the peaceful waters of certitude and knowledge, and of preparing the way in Europe and America for the eventual coming of the World Teacher.  He is well known in the Bible history, coming before us first as Joshua the Son of Nun, appearing again in the time of Ezra as Jeshua, taking the third initiation, as related in the book of Zechariah, as Joshua, and in the Gospel story He is known for two great sacrifices, that in which He handed over His body for the use of the Christ, and for the great renunciation which is the characteristic of the fourth initiation.  As Appollonius of Tyana, He took the [Page 57] fifth initiation and became a Master of the Wisdom.  From that time on He has stayed and worked with the Christian Church, fostering the germ of true spiritual life which is to be found amongst members of all sects and divisions, and neutralizing as far as possible the mistakes and errors of the churchmen and the theologians.  He is distinctively the Great Leader, the General, and the wise Executive, and in Church matters He co-operates closely with the Christ, thus saving Him much and acting as His intermediary wherever possible.  No one so wisely knows as He the problems of the West, no one is so closely in touch with the people who stand for all that is best in Christian teachings, and no one is so well aware of the need of the present moment.  Certain great prelates of the Anglican and Catholic Churches are wise agents of His.

  1. Is it not remarkable to find Master Jesus, the focal point of the energy that flows through the Christian Churches, to be living in Syria. When writing of the fourteen new esoteric schools that are to precipitate in the future of humanity, Syria (or alternatively, Greece) is said to be one of the possible locations for a preparatory school.

  2. It is interesting and expected that Master Jesus would travel much. That He spends much time in Europe must be related to the development of Christianity in the European nations.

  3. Like Masters M. and K.H., Master Jesus has many pupils, some of these being pupils who are conscious of a direct relation to the Master.

  4. There are still a great number of sixth ray souls in incarnation and their needs must be met by those who know the value of the sixth ray and how it is to be used for evolutionary purposes.

  5. The masses, with whom Master Jesus primarily works, are much qualified by the sixth ray of devotion and idealism, a ray which relates directly to the solar plexus and to the emotional body which has been the predominant focus of mass consciousness.

  6. It is interesting that Master Jesus’ pupils are “frequently” characterized not only by devotion, but a fanaticism reminiscent of the martyrs of earlier Christian times. Among some Islamic groups we now find this same tendency towards martyrdom.

  7. We are told that Mahommet (a very high initiate) was/is a disciple of the Master Jesus, so we can understand that sixth ray fanaticism is a significant presence in the religion that He founded.

  8. The ray which focuses through Master Jesus is called the Ray of Devotion or Idealism. In this reference, Master D.K. specified that it is the Ray of “Abstract Idealism”. Many of the adherents on this ray are searching for values and qualities which are not embodied in form (as we know it). Their longed-for goal is abstracted from any form of embodiment on the physical plane. Perhaps this is why a number of those on the sixth ray have been ‘destroyers of idols’. They have insisted that Deity cannot be confined to form and is far too great even to be suggested by any form. They refuse to see their vision of an ultimate abstraction (Deity) compromised by any approximation.

  9. Others on this ray do fall into idolatry, worshiping the image almost more than the reality for which it stands.

  10. The following description of the Master Jesus is very different from the image presented in many Christian Churches.

    “He Himself is rather a martial figure, a disciplinarian, and a man of iron rule and will.  He is tall and spare with rather a long thin face, black hair, pale complexion and piercing blue eyes.”

    We can see the influence of the sixth ray planet, Mars, in this description. It is evident in such words as “martial”, “disciplinarian”, and “iron” (the metal of Mars). That His eyes are “piercing” is another evidence of the Martian influence. The entire description is “Spartan” in nature. Sparta, itself, seems very much to have been under the Martian influence (reinforced by Saturn). The vibration presented is very different from that of the Lord Maitreya, the Christ, upon the second ray.

  11. We, as monads, are connected to planets other than the Earth, and it seems reasonable to propose that Master Jesus, perhaps as a monad/spirit, is closely connected to the “red planet”, Mars. Sixth ray Neptune may also be for Him a source of inspiration.

  12. The “long thin face” may be a feature to look for when seeking to identify sixth ray types, for pupils of a give ray may tend to resemble their prototype — their Master. The descriptors “long” and “thin” suggest the “Christian Cross” (the “long-armed Cross”, rather than the broader, Aquarian, “even-armed Cross”.

  13. The “pale complexion” suggests a relationship to the Moon (the “pale Moon” of poetic imagery). Just as the Sun is related to the second ray, so the sixth ray is related to the Moon, and its task is to elevate the lunar nature into the solar nature.

  14. The Tibetan speaks of the need to disentangle the “gold and the silver threads of the Gospel story” (RI 93). The threads of gold relate to the role of the Christ, and the silver threads to the role of the initiate, Jesus. Gold is the metal of the Sun, just as silver is the metal of the Moon.

  15. One of the great needs for those who are Christians is to distinguish between the two cooperating members of the Spiritual Hierarchy — the Lord Maitreya on the Second Ray of Love-Wisdom and the Master Jesus on the Sixth Ray of Devotion and Abstract Idealism. When the truth of this dual partici­pation in the “Christ-Jesus” phenomenon is recognized and acknowledged, a great and salutary alteration in understanding and perspective will dawn.

  16. The “blue eyes” are the eyes of idealism. Both the second ray and the sixth ray are connected with the color, blue, and with “blue eyes”. To be “blue-eyed” is often the symbol of naďveté (for which those on the sixth ray are renowned), or equally of purity.

  17. We can see how the face and form are symbolic of inner quality. In the future, a close study of face and figure will reveal the inner rays — even the soul ray.

  18. The Tibetan suggests the very responsible work of the Master Jesus; it is largely work with the Occident (rather than the Orient), and relates to the stabilizing of the occidental consciousness, leading it to certitude and knowledge.

  19. The Master Jesus, like the Master K.H., is closely involved with preparations for the coming of the World Teacher — the Lord Maitreya.

  20. Master D.K. writes of some significant incarnations of the Master Jesus. He was the great general, Joshua, the Son of Nun (an incarnation in which He took the third initiation). He was also the priest, Jeshua.

  21. It is clear then that Jesus, in Palestine, was born an initiate of the third degree, and had been so for over a thousand years. The timing in taking the various initiations is highly variable and may differ in different periods of history. At the present time (we are told) the third and fourth initia­tions are often taken in the same incarnation. In the example of the initiate Jesus, we find a thousand or so years between them, although the fifth initiation followed in His next incarnation as Apollonius of Tyana.

  22. The Tibetan speaks of two great sacrifices made by the Master Jesus. The first such may not be well known or understood, for we are told that He “handed over his body for the use of the Christ”. The Christ cooperated with the initiate Jesus through a form of divine mediumship. At times during the Christ’s three year ministry through Jesus, the consciousness was that of Jesus, but at other times, Christ was in the body of Master Jesus and functioning as Himself — the Head of the Spiritual Hierarchy of the Planet. Naturally, the process is mysterious to us as most of us have not developed the perceptual mechanism which would reveal the  mechanics of the process, but we have sufficient understanding of the subtle constitution of man to realize that it could be done.

  23. On a much higher turn of the spiral, our Planetary Logos and Sanat Kumara have a relationship similar to that of the Christ through the initiate, Jesus.

  24. The birth date of Apollonius of Tyana is not known with certainty, though it is said that He flourished in the first century. Paradoxically, it may be that Apollonius was born before the initiate Jesus was crucified; some accounts stated that He was actually born BC, in the reign of Augustus. For those who believe that Apollonius was the reincarnation of Jesus, this would seem an impassable contradiction. The method of divine mediumship used between the Christ and Jesus may however have been repeated in the case of Jesus and Apollonius.

  25. The other sacrifice for which Master Jesus is much better known is His passage through the “Crucifixion”, called here by the Tibetan, the “great renunciation”. “Crucifixion” is the term used in the West to designate the fourth initiation, just as the term “Great Renunciation” is used in the East.

  26. The major focus of the Master Jesus has, for centuries, been the Christian Church. Master D.K. tells us that He has labored to neutralize the mistakes and errors made by its churchmen and theologians — a monumental task.

  27. Master Jesus is described as the “Great Leader, the General and the Wise Executive”. Some of His qualities suggest the first ray of Will and Power, and, indeed, there are a number of similarities between the first ray and the sixth.

  28. We do not know that monadic ray of the Master Jesus, but perhaps (as in the case of Master Hilarion) it may be the first ray.

  29. We note that the Christ and the Master Jesus still work in very close cooperation, with Master Jesus often serving as intermediary for the Christ.

  30. The term “wise” is used in connection with Master Jesus. Of course He is a Master of the Wisdom, and His sixth ray militancy has, no doubt broadened towards that wise wisdom which is characteristic of the second ray.

  31. Although Master Jesus is called a Master of the Wisdom — and He is — more technically He is a “Lord of Compassion” (just as is the case with the Master Serapis). Both of Them will be moving towards the star Sirius for further manasic training when the right time comes.

  32. Many of the Masters Who take individual students have students who are directly and consciously aware of Them in Their role as Master. The Tibetan suggests that there are certain “great prelates of the Anglican and Catholic Churches” who, as “wise agents” of the Master Jesus, may fall into this category of conscious chela.

  33. With respect to the knowing and meeting the needs of Western Civilization, the Master Jesus plays a highly significant role. He fosters all that is best in the Christian Teachings. Some have said, although in no way confirmed, that He is the Intelligence behind the “Course in Miracles”.

  34. We realize that, although He represents a ray (the sixth) which so often is responsible for separatism and schism, there is nothing narrow or divisive about the Master Jesus. His views are wide and encompassing, militating against all that would divide one Christian from another and the Christian Faith from other faiths.

    Excerpt on the Master Jesus from The Externalization of the Hierarchy

    “The Master Jesus works especially with the masses of the Christian people who inhabit the occidental countries, and who gather in the churches. He is distinctively a great leader, an organiser, and a wise general executive. A special group of devas work under His command, and His connection with all true church leaders and executives is very close. He acts ceaselessly on the inner esoteric council of the churches, and with Him the groups of violet angels cooperate. In church matters He Himself carries out the behests of the Christ, saving Him much and working as His intermediary. This will seem logical to you, for His destiny is closely interwoven with the Christian Church and it marks the culmination of His work for the West. No one knows or understands so fully and wisely as He the problems of the Western culture, nor the needs of the people who carry forward the destiny of Christianity”. (EXH 506)

  35. In this description by D.K. we again see the presence of the “hard-line” rays in Master Jesus’ abilities — i.e., rays one and seven as well as the sixth ray which qualifies his soul (and probably the subray of the monad).

  36. Another hint that Master Jesus is presently associated with the seventh ray as well as the sixth is that a “group of violet angels cooperate” with Him. Violet is the color of the seventh ray.

  37. We note that the seventh ray (as well as the sixth) is evident and important in various of the great churches, especially in their ritualism.

  38. Here the Tibetan presents Master Jesus as the Master who understands most “fully and wisely…the problems of Western culture” — presumably, not just problems connected with the field of religion.

  39. Master Jesus is closely connected with all “true church leaders and executives”. This connection cannot be a fully conscious one in all such cases, but there will be necessarily, pupils of His who will recognize Him.

  40. A very important piece of occult information is imparted: the destiny of the Master Jesus is interwoven with the Christian Church. His work with the Christian Church represents “the culmination of His work for the West”. Here, there may be the veiled suggestion, that after the completion of the Christ’s work in the Aquarian Age, and the founding of a new and Universal Church, the Master Jesus, too, like the Christ, may move on to other and higher work, perhaps pursuing the Path to Sirius (of which destiny the Tibetan speaks in A Treatise on Cosmic Fire)

    “The initiates who tread this way are primarily those of the fourth and the sixth order.  As earlier pointed out, this is the Path that the ‘lords of compassion’ most frequently follow, and at this time the Egyptian Master and the Master Jesus are preparing Themselves to tread it.” (TCF 1259)

The Master Djwhal Khul, or the Master D.K. as He is frequently called, is another adept on the second Ray of Love-Wisdom.  He is the latest of the adepts taking initiation, having taken the fifth initiation in 1875, and is therefore occupying the same body in which He took the initiation, most of the other Masters having taken the fifth initiation whilst occupying earlier vehicles.  His body is not a young one, and He is a Tibetan.  He is very devoted to the Master K.H. and occupies a little house not far distant from the larger one of the Master, and from His willingness to serve and to do anything that has to be done, He has been called "the Messenger of the Masters." 

  1. When the Tibetan wrote this paragraph about Himself, He had not revealed His identity as Djwhal Khul. Some of His students, however, had guessed His identity. Only later did He confirm it (and with a specific purpose He did confirm it to some).

  2. At the time Initiation: Human and Solar was dictated, Master D.K. was the newest of the Masters.

  3. Master D.K. took the fifth initiation in 1875, the same year as the founding of the Theosophical Society, and in the general period during which He was providing information to H.P.B. for the writing of Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine.

  4. At the time of writing IHS, He was occupying the same body in which He took initiation. There is no exoteric information to indicate whether this is still the case.

  5. D.K. seems to be laying down some type of principle when, after informing us that He took initiation in 1875, states: “and is therefore occupying the same body in which He took initiation”. Why does He say, “therefore”? About forty-five years had passed (approximately 1875 to 1920). Could not a Master have made a mayavirupa (a “will-created body”) following His initiation? Or does a certain amount of time have to elapse before such a mayavirupa is created?

  6. We learn that, unlike His particular case, most of those Who are presently Masters took the fifth initiation while occupying earlier vehicles. Masters M. and K.H. come in this category, though Their present vehicles (mayavirupas) closely resemble the vehicles in which They took the fifth initiation.

  7. He states that “His body is not a young one”. At the time of writing IHS it would have to have been at least sixty-five years old, and probably much older. If, for instance, Master D.K. took the fifth initiation when He was twenty years old, His body would be sixty-five years old at the time this book was written. However, it seems most unlikely that He would take that culminating initiation at so early an age; likely he was much older than twenty in 1875. In any case, the age of His body is relatively immaterial; it is the consciousness that counts.

  8. It might be inferred that Masters M. and K.H. (so long associated with the affairs of India) live in India. If the Master D.K. has a house not far from the house of Master K.H., then He too would live where They live — perhaps in India (although He is a Tibetan). At one point the Tibetan tells us He is a “resident of Northern India”, but that reference dates from 1934, and we have no way of knowing whether His statement applies to 1920 (or so) when IHS was written.

  9. Certain references suggest that these three Masters (and the Manu) lived in Shigatse, but that location is in Tibet, not “Northern India” which the Tibetan gives as the area where He ‘lives’.

  10. It is possible that the Masters moved from Shigatse in anticipation of the Chinese Revolution and the subsequent invasion of Tibet by China. It is also possible that They understand the border between Indiaand Tibet differently than we might.

  11. The three Masters, M., K.H. and D.K. could nevertheless have been very active in Tibet and its religious affairs, regardless of where Their residence may have been, and even after They moved from Shigatse (if They did). We realize that They would not be limited by the usual modes of travel.

  12. We learn that Master D.K. is “very devoted” to Master K.H.. D.K., Himself, elsewhere in His writings, remarks upon that devotion, and how it once in earlier incarnations caused temporary downfall (followed by a significant realization concerning pride). Yet, there is no doubt that His devotion persists, linking Him closely to the work of Master K.H. (and of Master M. as well).

  13. D.K. tells us something important about Himself when He speaks of His “willingness to serve and to do anything that has to be done”. Regardless of what may have been His earlier failings, He is now characterized by a considerable humility — an “adjusted sense of right proportion”. (DINA I 95).

  14. Master D.K. is willing to go anywhere and do anything; this considerable mobility might relate to the third ray, yet He seems closely related to the planet Mercury, and fittingly is called “The Messenger of the Masters” — a most Mercurial/Geminian role.

He is profoundly learned, and knows more about the rays and planetary Hierarchies of the solar system than anyone else in the ranks of the Masters.  He works with those who heal, and co-operates unknown and unseen with the seekers after truth in the world's great laboratories, with all who definitely aim at the healing and solacing of the world, and with the great philanthropic world movements [Page 58] such as the Red Cross.  He occupies Himself with various pupils of different Masters who can profit by His instruction, and within the last ten years has relieved both the Master M. and the Master K. H. of a good deal of Their teaching work, taking over from Them for certain stated times some of Their pupils and disciples.  He works largely, too, with certain groups of the devas of the ethers, who are the healing devas, and who thus collaborate with Him in the work of healing some of the physical ills of humanity.  He it was Who dictated a large part of that momentous book The Secret Doctrine, and Who showed to H. P. Blavatsky many of the pictures, and gave her much of the data that is to be found in that book.

  1. Master D.K. is a great scholar, and knows the contents of many books, from esoteric and exoteric libraries.

  2. He points to His particular area of expertise: knowledge of the rays and the planetary Hierarchies of the solar system. Many of His books (the “Blue Books”) represent this amazing fund of compre­hensive knowledge — A Treatise on Cosmic Fire, and Esoteric Astrology especially.

  3. Master D.K. has an extraordinary intelligence with which He aids those who seek after truth in the world’s great laboratories. This suggests certain capacities along the fifth ray line. Often the interests of Masters are far more diversified than Their chelas may suspect.

  4. Like His Master, K.H., Master D.K. works with philanthropic movements. He is also most definitely a healer and later, after the general Externalization of the Masters, will be responsible for teaching humanity certain ancient healing techniques (some of which are suggested in His book, Esoteric Healing).

  5. Master D.K. is a ‘Master-Teacher’, and has many students — especially since (in His willingness to do anything that needs to be done) He has taken on various pupils who would usually belong either to Master M. or Master K.H, as well as He teaches students belonging to other Masters.

  6. His work is with certain devas of the ethers — healing devas. We notice that Master M. works with mental devas and the Deva Lord, Agni; that Master K.H. works with astral devas and the Deva Lord, Varuna. Master D.K. who works with devas of the ethers, must necessary work in cooperation with the Deva Lord, Kshiti — the Raja Deva Lord of the physical-etheric plane.

  7. Next we learn of Master D.K.’s involvement with the writing of The Secret Doctrine. H.P.B. was a highly learned initiate, but the information she reveled to humanity through the publication of the SD was of so profound and broad a nature that one could well wonder at its source. Here, Master D.K. explains His involvement as one who “dictated a large part of that momentous book”. We realize, therefore, why this book has had such a tremendous impact on human consciousness. It was largely the product of a “Master-Mind”.

  8. When D.K. uses a word like “dictated”, we may wonder at the degree to which the dictation was “word-for-word”. H.P.B.’s writing style is very different from that of A.A.B. No doubt the language skills of each of these amanuenses were utilized to clothe the Master’s thoughts. In some early A.A.B. writings, the Tibetan’s form of English (probably of Elizabethan origin) is very much in evidence.

  9. Twice, then, has Master D.K. offered a voluminous outpouring of knowledge for the sake of human enlightenment — once through H.P.B. and once through A.A.B. One more ‘installment’ of Master D.K.’s impartation of the Teachings of the Ageless Wisdom is due — probably after 2025.

Excerpt on the Master Djwhal K.H.ul from The Externalization of the Hierarchy

“He Whom you call the Master D.K. works much with [Page 507] those who heal with pure altruism; He occupies Himself with those who are active in the laboratories of the world, with great philanthropic world movements such as the Red Cross, and with the rapidly developing welfare movements. His work also embraces teaching, and He does much at this time to train the various disciples of the world, taking the disciples of many of the Masters and so relieving Them temporarily, in this hour of crisis, from Their teaching responsibilities. Many of the healing angels, such as those referred to in the Bible, cooperate with Him”. (EXH 506-507)

  1. In this paragraph Master D.K. tells us a bit more about Himself. We pause to think of what it means to “heal with true altruism”. All personality desire has been eliminated, and the healer (devoid of personal ego) seeks only the best for the patient or group of patients — whether this means the restoration of the health of the physical vehicle (or other vehicles), or the release of the human soul from the physical form.

  2. Those who study Esoteric Healing must ponder much upon the requirement of “pure altruism”, without which they cannot hope to be a true esoteric healer.

  3. In an hour of planetary crisis (such as has existed for more than a hundred years), perhaps teaching responsibilities are of relatively low priority. Master D.K. relieved certain Masters of Their teaching load so They could attend more effectively to humanity’s crisis.

  4. Master D.K. is much involved in the training of disciples, working particularly with the training of aspirants to initiation. “b. The Ashram of the Master D.K. (myself), particularly in regard to aspirants for initiation.” (R&I 586)  Such disciples in training are much in need of the technicalities of the Ageless Wisdom in which area Master D.K. is an acknowledged expert.

  5. Interestingly, this same reference discloses Master K.H. as concerned “particularly in regard to the work of education”. It is clear that these two Masters have much work in common, though the third ray emphasis will be stronger in the case of Master D.K.

  6. An important link with the Bible is made, for many of the “healing angels” there referenced work with Master D.K.

The Master Who concerns Himself especially with the future development of racial affairs in Europe, and with the mental outgrowth in America and Australia, is the Master Rakoczi.  He is a Hungarian, and has a home in the Carpathian mountains, and was at one time a well-known figure at the Hungarian Court.  Reference to Him can be found in old historical books, and He was particularly before the public eye when he was the Comte de St. Germain, and earlier still when he was both Roger Bacon and later, Francis Bacon.  It is interesting to note that as the Master R. takes hold, on the inner planes, of affairs in Europe, His name as Francis Bacon is coming before the public eye in the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy.  He is rather a small, spare man, with pointed black beard, and smooth black hair, and does not take as many pupils as do the Masters previously mentioned.  He is at present handling the majority of the third ray pupils in the occident in conjunction with the Master Hilarion.  The Master R. is upon the seventh Ray, that of Ceremonial Magic or Order, and He works largely through esoteric ritual and ceremonial, being vitally [Page 59] interested in the effects, hitherto unrecognised, of the ceremonial of the Freemasons, of the various fraternities and of the Churches everywhere.  He is called in the Lodge, usually, "the Count," and in America and Europe acts practically as the general manager for the carrying out of the plans of the executive council of the Lodge.  Certain of the Masters form around the three great Lords an inner group, and meet in council with great frequency.

  1. In 1922 at the first printing of IHS, Master Rakoczi was not yet the Mahachohan.

  2. His work at that time was principally along the seventh ray line, but His third ray was also profoundly developed.

  3. If He was working with “the future development of racial affairs in Europe”, we can understand His close connection with the Manu’s department on the first ray.

  4. Europe, America, and Australia (probably including New Zealand) are three of His main foci of attention.

  5. He seems to be affecting the mental body in America and Australia, and this as part of promoting the progression of racial affairs in Europe.

  6. He is said to be a Hungarian and His residence is given as the Carpathian Mountains.

  7. As the Comte de St. Germain, He was well known in many of the courts of Europe, and it was perhaps at that time that He was also known in the Hungarian Court.

  8. Much mystery has ever surrounded Master R. (for the seventh ray is a mysterious ray and its agents are masters at concealment, just as they are masters of revelation through manifestation). So much of magic concerns that which appears or disappears!

  9. The seventh ray is a ray which encourages documentation; the lives of Master R. are fairly well documented, had we the insight to identify His incarnations.

  10. The Tibetan tells us of three incarnations: Roger Bacon, the illustrious monk-scholar-magician; Francis Bacon (with his profound and extensive influence upon the European mind); and the Comte de St. Germain, a well-documented figure in 18th century Europe. Voltaire called Him, “the man who knows everything and never dies”. Amazing stories are told of His exploits in various European Courts, in which He invariably served as wise counselor to various kings and potentates.

  11. One may endlessly recount the ‘wonders’ attributed to this great man. As master of numerous languages (ancient and modern, and both Eastern and Western) He had an intimate knowledge of world civilization. It is not surprising that when there occurred a great reorganization within the ranks of Hierarchy, He assumed the role of Mahachohan — Lord of Civilization.

  12. Master R.’s has been incarnationally associated with the perhaps mythical Christian Rosenkreutz the reputed founder of Rosicrucianism, who was allegedly born in 1378 and lived for 106 years. This would have been sufficiently after the death of Roger Bacon to make the claim feasible. Another proposed incarnation is as Saint Alban and Joseph of Arimathea. Occult scholars of Masonic Legends claim him as Hiram Abiff, the supposed architect of King Solomon’s Temple.

  13. Master R. is taking hold upon the inner planes and by His name as Francis Bacon is emerging now before the public eye. The Bacon-Shakespeare controversy revolves around the assertion that it was not William Shakespeare who was the great writer, but Francis Bacon (or a writer or writers under His inspiration) — for He was a great inspirer of the great European intellects of His day.

  14. Whereas many of Masters are, in D.K.’s description, “tall”, Master R. is not. What may be the symbolism of this it is hard to say. It is difficult to know whether Master R, works or was working through a mayavirupa. He reputedly possessed the “elixir of life” and was adept at keeping His physical body ‘alive’ for any duration desired. Whenever He appeared (in Europe as the Comte de St. Germain), He always appeared to be the same age —35 or 40; he never seemed to age.

  15. Master R. is the archetype of the magician. His “pointed black beard” suggests the faculty of control which all true magicians must perfect. That his black hair is “smooth” is yet another way of suggesting the control and straightening effect of the seventh ray.

  16. We may note that Master R. does not take so many pupils as do other Masters. The educative function is not so much His. Master D.K. has taken responsibility for educating some of His chelas.

  17. We also note that Master R. is presently “handling the majority of the third ray pupils in the occident in conjunction with the Master Hilarion”. We may pause to realize that a seventh ray Master and a fifth ray Master are handling third ray pupils. Of course the rays of these Masters are on the same ray line as the third ray (the “hard-line”), and Master R. is profoundly third ray in His inner nature — as His monad is almost certainly focussed on the third ray.

  18. As one Who has been a seventh ray Master (a Master on the Ray of Ceremonial Order), He is interested in esoteric ritual and ceremony. D.K. says He is “vitally interested” in the ceremonial work of the Freemasons and of various fraternities and Churches. All of these groups have their rituals, and in many cases there are occult effects which few humans suspect.

  19. The fact that Master R. is vitally interested, suggests His etheric participation or promotion of such rituals, when they serve the Plan. The etheric body is the vital body.

  20. Even today, Master R. is known as “the Count” (hearkening back to His appearance as the Comte de St. Germain).

  21. He has upheld a very seventh ray function as the “general manager for the carrying out of the plans of the executive council of the Lodge”. The executive council is that group of Masters which meets (frequently) with the Three Great Lords for the carrying out of Their plans. Master R. was obviously once a member this council. Now He is one of the Three Great Lords — the Mahachohan.

Excerpt on the Master Rakoczi from The Externalization of the Hierarchy

“As the seventh Ray of Organisation and of ceremonial work is now coming into prominence and manifestation, the work of the Master on that ray is that of synthesising, on the physical plane, all parts of the plan. The Master Rakoczi takes of the general plan as it is outlined in the inner Council Chamber and approximates it to the possible. [Page 508] He might be regarded as acting as the General Manager for the carrying out of the plans of the executive council of the Christ.” (EXH 507-508)

  1. One of the very important functions of Master R. is brought forward: He synthesizes on the physical plane, all parts of the plan.

  2. He takes the Plan of Shamballa (of which center He is now a member) and “approximates it to the possible”. This involves a profound knowledge of matter, energy and force.

  3. Under the seventh ray, “The Highest and the Lowest Meet”. In order for this to happen the nature of the “highest” and the “lowest” must be known with exactitude. Master R. can provide this linking knowledge. 

On the fifth Ray of Concrete Knowledge or Science, we find the Master Hilarion, who, in an earlier incarnation was Paul of Tarsus.  He is occupying a Cretan body, but spends a large part of His time in Egypt.  He it was Who gave out to the world that occult treatise "Light on the Path," and His work is particularly interesting to the general public at this crisis, for He works with those who are developing the intuition, and controls and transmutes the great movements that tend to strip the veil from the unseen.  His is the energy which, through His disciples, is stimulating the Psychical Research groups everywhere, and He it was Who initiated, through various pupils of His, the Spiritualistic movement.  He has under observation all those who are psychics of the higher order, and assists in developing their powers for the good of the group, and in connection with certain of the devas of the astral plane He works to open up to the seekers after truth that subjective world which lies behind the grossly material.

  1. We come now to the fifth ray Master, Who was Paul of Tarsus, and some say the great theurgist, Iamblichus, in the time of the Neo-Platonists.

  2. As St. Paul, Master Hilarion was responsible for making one of the “rents” in the veils of maya, and thus striking a blow against illusion.

  3. We remember that Paul (Saul) was blinded for three days after He was approached by the Christ on the Road to Damascus. This event was in preparation for His third initiation — an initiation associated with the first impressive contact from the light of the monad.

  4. During His incarnation as Paul, there was very much of the sixth and fourth rays in evidence (as well as the first). Master D.K. speaks of Paul’s method of thinking, indirectly, in the following:

    “The words He [the Christ] spoke were few and simple, and all men can understand them, but their significance has largely been lost in the intricate legalities and discussions of St. Paul, and the lengthy disputations of theological commentators since He lived and left us — or apparently left us”. (EXH 592)

    Perhaps the fifth ray was in evidence in this thought process.

  5. As the head of the Fifth Ray Ashram, Master Hilarion can be presumed to be triadally focussed through the fifth ray (which is the same as saying He has a fifth ray soul — for the ray of the permanent atoms of the triad is the same as the ray of the soul).

  6. As well, since He is Chohan (an initiate of the sixth degree), it may be presumed that the fifth ray is operative at the monadic level — necessarily as a subray [as the monad is only of the three rays of aspect].

  7. Thus both His triad/soul and monadic subray may be considered the fifth. There is also the possibility the only His monadic subray is the fifth, and that His soul was focussed upon the fanatical and idealistic sixth ray during His days as Paul. This would explain His amazing transition into the energy of love which is so pronounced a feature in His teaching. Were this possibility true, the sixth ray would have been refocusing as the second Ray of Love-Wisdom.

  8. There is good reason to believe that Master Hilarion’s monadic ray is (essentially and primarily) the first, as He is one of those whose approach was to “take the kingdom of heaven by force” — an approach characteristic of first ray monads.

  9. His physical vehicle is Cretan, but Egypt (land of deep mystery and profound occultism) holds his interest. We are told that the “Brotherhood of Luxor” is focussed in Egypt, numbering among its ranks the Master Serapis Bey on the fourth ray. It would not be surprising to learn that Master Hilarion had close contact with this Brotherhood, for the reason that He presently works so strongly with buddhic energy.

  10. He is responsible for the book, “Light on the Path” (taken down by Mabel Collins) — a militant treatise, displaying very much the first and sixth rays.

  11. He stimulates all movements which tend to strip the veil from the unseen. This necessitates the intuition, not alone the scientific mind. Here again we see him working with the fourth as well as the fifth ray.

  12. We can see that psychical research requires the use of the fifth ray. The Spiritualistic Movement is very much upon the seventh ray. In earlier incarnations, Master Hilarion is said to have been a powerful theurgist, accomplished in the use of the seventh ray.

  13. Master Hilarion is not so much interested in the average psychic, but rather in psychics of  the “higher order” who are reliable in their perceptions. The theme of “group good” is important when it comes to the development of psychic powers and there is no group good in psychism unless there is ‘truth-in-psychism’.

  14. His work with certain devas of the astral plane may contribute to the process of deglamorization by means of which true and undistorted vision may be achieved. As well, the astral plane is to be become responsive to the buddhic plane, and it may require a certain relationship between the devas of both planes if this responsiveness is to be achieved.

  15. We can see that Master Hilarion’s work has very much to do with vision — the particular sense with which the fifth ray is most associated.

  16. The fifth ray has often been associated with density, materialism, skepticism and disbelief. Under Master Hilarion’s guidance it will become a ray of great usefulness in the revelation first of the soul and then of the spirit. It will be used to disclose the subtle worlds rather than to deny their existence.

Excerpt on the Master Hilarion from The Externalization of the Hierarchy

“The Master Hilarion is actively occupied in the field of America, stimulating the intuitive perception of its people. He has under observation all those who are true psychics, and who develop their powers for the good of the community. He controls and transmutes the great active movements which endeavour to strip the veil from the world of the unseen. He impresses the minds of those whose vision will justify His effort. And He has much to do with various psychical research movements throughout the world. With the aid of certain groups of angels, He works to open up the world of departed souls to the seeker, and much that has of late convinced the materialistic world of life beyond has emanated from Him.” (EXH 506)

  1. When building the antahkarana, three minds must unite. Interestingly, the Word of Power, “Three Minds Unite” is the Word for those whose souls are upon the fifth ray. Thus we see Master Hilarion upon the fifth ray assisting with the building of the bridge of mental substance leading to the intuitive apprehension of the Spiritual Triad.

  2. America is a suitable place for His efforts because a significant number of the people there are being developed into the sixth subrace of the fifth root race. The number six is particularly associated with the sixth principle, buddhi — the intuition. In this regard, Master Hilarion’s labors could also extend to Australia/New Zealand, because “colonies” for the development of the sixth subrace (and eventually the sixth rootrace) are planted there.

  3. We can see that Master Hilarion is raising the intuitively penetrative quality of scientific research, rendering it more appreciative of Nature’s subtleties.

  4. We note that Master Hilarion (and other Masters) seek to impress the minds of those whose labors can be useful to them. Thus do the Master’s direct Their enterprises without swaying the will of those they seek to impress.

  5. One of the most important confirmed discoveries that humanity must make is the reality of “life beyond death”. If the often-materialistic mind of humanity can be convinced of this (and especially if humanity’s scientists can be convinced), an entirely new era of human progress is imminent. The door to reincarnational research will open in earnest and on a broad scale. The reality of the soul will be accepted by many more, and atheism will, before long, be proved useless.

  6. There have been many gains in this field since the time this book was written. Respectable scientists and psychologists have emphasized their belief and proofs of life beyond life. Reincarnational research, as well, has made significant gains. All this is stimulated by the Master Hilarion.

Little can be given out anent the two English Masters.  Neither of them takes pupils in the same sense that the Master K. H. or the Master M. take pupils.  One of Them, who resides in Great Britain, has in hand the definite guidance of the Anglo-Saxon race, and He works upon the plans for its future development and evolution.  He is behind the Labour movement throughout the world, [Page 60] transmuting and directing, and the present rising tide of democracy has His directing hand upon it.  Out of the democratic unrest, out of the present turmoil and chaos, will arise the future world condition which will have for its keynote co-operation and not competition, distribution, and not centralisation.

  1. In the presently studied tabulation on Hierarchy only one English Master is mentioned — upon the second ray.

  2. Of another English Master, the following is said:

    “It is nevertheless this third ray energy, as wielded in the Ashram of this English Master, under the direction of the Mahachohan, the Lord of Civilisation, which will force a right attitude toward materialism, which will bring about a balance between the material values and the spiritual, and which will eventually thrust back into futility the Forces of Evil which have for so long distracted the world of men. I am choosing my words with care”. (EXH 667)

It is clear that the English Master here discussed is on the third ray and in the Ashram of the Maha­chohan.

  1. And yet, the English Master on the second ray has much to do with guiding the Labour Movement (which should be the province of the third ray).

  2. In the books, The Initiate, The Initiate in the New World, The Initiate in the Dark Cycle, the work of an English Master is portrayed. The portrayal is very much of a second ray Master deeply interested in right human relationships. Some have said of this Master that one of His former incarnations was as “John, the Beloved”.

  3. The keynotes of democracy, cooperation and distribution (discussed above) are all related to the second ray. Perhaps this Master, so interested in the Labour Movement, is behind the modern initiative to pervade the business community with the energy of Love-Wisdom.

    “One of the English Masters has in hand the definite guidance of the Anglo-Saxon peoples towards a joint destiny. The future for the Anglo-Saxon is great and not yet has the highest flow of the tide of its civilisation been reached. History holds much glory for England and America when they work together for world good, not supplanting each other or interfering with each other's empire but working in the fullest unison for the preservation of the peace of the world and the right handling of world problems in the field of economics and of education.” (EXH 507)

  4. This would seem a task for a Master for Whom the energy of Gemini was prominent, for both the United Statesand Englandhave prominent Gemini in their astrological charts. Gemini is the soul sign of the United Kingdomand the personality sign for the United States. The idea of a “joint destiny” is Geminian, and certainly Englandand America are like two brothers, with Englandthe elder brother.

  5. Perhaps, again, we find the work of a second ray English Master, for Gemini is a second ray sign, and the idea of cooperation derives primarily from the second ray.

  6. Third ray factors, however, are involved, for this Master’s efforts work for “the right handling of world problems in the field of economics [third ray] and of education [second ray]”.

  7. When studying The Initiate in the Dark Cycle and Master D.K.’s books, one comes to believe that there may be even three English Masters to be reckoned with, for a certain Sir Thomas appears along with the major protagonist, Justin Moreward Haig (JMH). If Sir Thomas was the former Sir Thomas More of England, then He too would be on the second ray as well as JMH. The English Master on the third ray does not seem to enter that narrative.

  8. There is also an English Master interested in the esoteric educational movement — specifically in the founding of the European Branch of the One Fundamental School of Occultism (assisted by Master Hilarion and Master Rakoczi). Perhaps, this is one of the second ray English Masters, though, the third ray could also be involved in this educational enterprise.

    “The Master R. —  and one of the English Masters are concerning Themselves with the gradual founding of the fourth branch of the school, with the assistance of the Master Hilarion.  Ponder on these imparted facts, for the significance is of profound importance” (LOM 305).

One other Master may here be briefly mentioned, the Master Serapis, frequently called the Egyptian.  He is the Master upon the fourth ray, and the great art movements of the world, the evolution of music, and that of painting and drama, receive from Him an energising impulse.  At present He is giving most of His time and attention to the work of the deva, or angel evolution, until their agency helps to make possible the great revelation in the world of music and painting which lies immediately ahead.  More about Him cannot be given out, nor can His dwelling place be revealed.

  1. Master Serapis is behind much of the beauty of the inner worlds as it seeks manifestation on the lower planes. It is hard to believe that He is not in some way connected to the great Daily Ritual of Sanat Kumara which pervades the world with beauty.

  2. Upon the fourth, or buddhic, plane, the angel and human evolutions meet for cooperative enterprise. This is the plane of Harmony and its energy plays a pivotal role in the expression of “The Beautiful”.

  3. Although the Master Serapis is said (when He turned His attention to the deva evolution) to have given much of His work to the Master P., we can imagine that the presence of “The Egyptian” will be potent imminently, for a new renaissance is expected with the incoming of the fourth ray in 2025 — a “great revelation in the world of music and painting”. With this revelation and the expression of the fourth ray through this revelation, the Master Serapis will be intimately involved, for the deva kingdom is necessarily involved.

  4. Now that humanity is turning its attention to understanding and cooperating with the deva kingdom, the influence of Master Serapis will be increasingly felt, although exactly what He does and where he does it must be preserved in secrecy.

The Master P. works under the Master R. in North America.  He it is Who has had much to do esoterically with the various mental sciences, such as Christian Science, and New Thought, both of which are efforts put forth by the Lodge in an endeavour to teach men the reality of that which is not seen, and the power of the mind to create.  This Master occupies an Irish body, is on the fourth ray, and the place of His residence may not be revealed.  Much of the work of the Master Serapis was taken over by Him when the latter turned His attention to the deva evolution.

  1. Here is another example of the cross-over between rays four and five — related to each other just as Mercury (ray four) and Venus (ray five) are related.

  2. Just as Master Hilarion on the fifth ray involves Himself greatly with the intuition and the buddhic plane (both coming under the number four), so the Master P. concerns Himself with the “mental sciences”, such as Christian Science and New Thought.

Elsewhere, the Tibetan relates Christian Science to the fifth and sixth rays.

“I would add that Christian Science is a fifth ray expression of thought and was one of the effects of the incoming fifth ray life. A very large number of Christian Scientists are either fifth or sixth ray egos, for this particular school of thought was one of the means whereby the fanatical emotional idealism (engendered by the potency of the sixth ray influence dominant for so many centuries) could be offset, and the mental grasp of truth and of life carefully fostered. Under its influence, the stage was set on which many mystics could begin to organise their mental bodies and discover that they had minds which could be used, and thus be prepared for the occult way”. (DINA II 685)

Here we see that the fourth ray is also involved — a ray which by subtle and direct means reveals the unseen, dispelling illusion and attenuating (thinning) its veil.

  1. Mind can be used as an organ of apprehension — mind as perceiver. Mind can also be used to create. Both functions are important in relation to the fourth ray. For those upon the fifth ray, mind is used more in its perceiving function.

  2. It is not without reason that Master P. is found in an Irish body, for the fourth ray is deeply connected with the Irish people who, among all nationalities, may be most representative of the Celtic subrace of the fifth rootrace (54).

  3. There is a reference (probably in the books of C.W. Leadbeater) which suggests that the Christ, too, is occupying an Irish body. This may or may not be true, but is interesting, in as much as the major esoteric school of the Bodhisattva (presently the Christ) will be in Ireland (a strongly fourth ray/second ray country, with much sixth ray as well).

  4. There is also a peculiar quality in the best Celtic music which carries the vibration of the Christ as no other music can (though opinions on this point can vary, of course).

  5. It is interested that the residence of both fourth ray Masters cannot be revealed — and probably must be divined by the intuition, which the fourth ray rules. The residences of quite a number of the other Masters are given. Then why not the residences of the fourth ray Masters? On this we will have to ponder. It may be due to the sensitivity of their task and the fact that the fourth ray is not yet in incarnation and its work not yet ready for precipitation. Perhaps after 2025 more of a concrete nature may be known of these fourth ray Adepts.

The present work.

Certain facts concerning these Masters, and Their work in the present and in the future, may be in place here.  First, the work of training Their pupils and disciples to fit them to be of use in two great events, one, the [Page 61] coming of the World Teacher towards the middle or close of this present century, and the other, the training of them to be of use in the founding of the new sixth sub-race and in the reconstruction of the present world conditions.  This being the fifth sub-race of the fifth root-race, the pressure of the work on the five rays of mind which are controlled by the Mahachohan, is very great.  The Masters are carrying an over heavy burden, and much of Their work of teaching disciples has been delegated to initiates and advanced disciples, and certain of the Masters on the first and second rays have temporarily taken over pupils in the Maha­cho­han's department.

  1. Initiation: Human and Solar, was the first of the A.A.B. books to appear, though it seems Letters on Occult Meditation was being written simultaneously.

  2. At that relatively early time in the dissemination of the Teaching, it must have seemed that the Christ could reappear “towards the middle or close of this present century”. This obviously did not happen and for the change in plans the Second World War and the discovery of atomic energy may be responsible. The Masters did not foresee the discovery of atomic energy (leading to the development of weapons of mass destruction) until the Age of Capricorn (a time when wisdom would probably be far more prevalent than is presently the case). The discovery by humanity of this new form of energy changed all international relations. The survival of humanity became a very real concern (and still is); this required the most careful handling by Hierarchy (and still does).

  3. We learn in this paragraph why the Mahachohan and His Department do not take a great number of students at this time; the pressure upon that Department is too great for the relatively unimportant work of teaching disciples. We have seen how much of this kind of work Master D.K. took upon Himself. He has students belonging not only to the Chohans on the first and second rays, but to Masters in the Department of the Mahachohan. It appears that there are other Masters as well as D.K. Who assist with training pupils from the Mahachohan’s department.

  4. The pupils under training (no matter what their ray) have to be useful in relation to the “reconstruction of the present world condition”. To this task all sincere disciples have been addressing themselves.

  5. The other task of being useful in the “founding of the new sixth sub-race” is a mores subtle matter, and has probably, to an extent, been deferred, though one can sense movement in this direction.

Secondly, the preparation of the world on a large scale for the coming of the World Teacher, and the taking of the necessary steps before They Themselves come out among men, as many of Them surely will towards the close of this century.  A special group is forming amongst Them now Who are definitely preparing Themselves for this work.  The Master M., the Master K. H. and the Master Jesus will be specially concerned with the movement towards the last quarter of this century.  Other Masters will participate also, but these three are the ones with Whose names and offices people should familiarise themselves, wherever possible. 

Two other Masters, specially concerned with the seventh or ceremonial ray, Whose particular work it is to supervise the development of certain activities within the next fifteen years, work under the Master R.  Very definitely may the assurance be given here, that prior to the coming of the Christ, adjustments will be made so that at the head of all great organisations will be found either a Master, or an initiate who has taken the third initiation. 

At the head of certain of the great occult groups, of the Freemasons of the world, and of the various great divisions of the Church, and resident in many of the great nations [Page 62] will be found initiates or Masters.  This work of the Masters is proceeding now, and all Their efforts are being bent towards bringing it to a successful consummation.  Everywhere They are gathering in those who in any way show a tendency to respond to high vibration, seeking to force their vibration and to fit them so that they may be of use at the time of the coming of the Christ.  Great is the day of opportunity, for when that time comes, through the stupendous strength of the vibration then brought to bear upon the sons of men, it will be possible for those who now do the necessary work to take a great step forward, and to pass through the portal of initiation.

  1. The scone great task relates to the preparation for the Reappearance of the Christ and for the Externalization of the Hierarchy. Just as the Christ was expected (at the time IHS was written) by the middle or close of the 20th century, so were certain of the Masters expected — as Master D.K. says, “definitely towards the close of this century”.

  2. The emergence of the Masters also was deferred, at least in any larger public way.

  3. Masters M., K.H. and Jesus are the three Who were expected (in some manner of emergence)  towards the end of the 20th century. One also begins to see how Master D.K. (had He been one of the emerging Masters) could have continued much of the work begun with AAB, in person.

  4. Two other seventh ray Masters were also to be expected, among those emerging, earliest in the process.

  5. Although there has been delay, there is no reason to suspect that those who were slated to be among the first to emerge in the 20th century, will not be so in the 21st century. Master D.K. has said that at the Great Conclave of 2025, definite plans will be laid for the Reappearance of the Christ. Presumably at that time some of these Masters could begin to appear.

  6. Of course, before there can be any externalization of members of the Hierarchy, the disciples and initiates of the world must have done their work. This was to have been the case in relation to the emergence planned for the 20th century and is no less the case for the emergence which will probably come in the 21st. It is impossible to say, “will come”, because, as we have seen, humanity is changeable and Hierarchy is adaptable.

  7. Part of the plans for the externalization process demands that initiates or Masters be found at the head of all great organizations — such organizations as the Freemasons or the various great divisions of the Church.

  8. As we assess the present world situation, we can judge whether this is yet the case. Perhaps it is partially accomplished, but must be accomplished to a much fuller degree before 2025.

  9. The next statement is of great importance to all sincere disciples and committed initiates:

    “Everywhere They are gathering in those who in any way show a tendency to respond to high vibration, seeking to force their vibration and to fit them so that they may be of use at the time of the coming of the Christ”.

Perhaps you and I and others we may know are among those whose vibration is being forced by the present unparalleled opportunity.

  1. As the Tibetan states:

    “Great is the day of opportunity, for when that time comes, through the stupendous strength of the vibration then brought to bear upon the sons of men, it will be possible for those who now do the necessary work to take a great step forward, and to pass through the portal of initiation”.

Will we number ourselves among those who do the necessary work, so that when the right time comes, our power for service may be increased through the rite of initiation?

  1. If the Masters concerned are bending Their efforts towards the successful consummation of this long-foretold process of Externalization and Reappearance, surely this is sufficient incentive for us to do the same in our own way and subject to our limitations.

  2. That which this book foretold as a possible happening of fifty years ago, or of our present time, has now been moved ahead until the next Great Conclave and its aftermath. We are in the Period of the Forerunner and its duration is from 1945 to 2025. We are actually in the last fourth of the period — a time of crescendo and climax. We must ponder how we may best be of use to the externalizing Great Ones and the reappearing Head of the Hierarchy.

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