beginning of each chapter of
Aquarius With The Masters"
book is a study of certain highly evolved spiritual beings known as
Masters and collectively as the Hierarchy or Great White Brotherhood.
origin of the White Brotherhood lies in the dim prehistory of humanity's
existence on this planet, but throughout the development of our species
its members have observed and occasionally made themselves known to
mortals such as ourselves.
are told they evolved to their present positions by travelling the same
road we are taking today, and that they are still in the process of
evolving. Furthermore we have the chance of becoming like them, together
with the opportunity to enjoy their benefits ~ which includes immortality.
is very important to them that we do not regard them as a race apart,
because they too are members of humanity who have journeyed along the
path of evolution we are on now. By thinking of them as the advance
party of humankind we will be able to appreciate their desire to report
back on what they have found, and what we are approaching.
illustrate this more clearly I will be describing their changing relationship
with humanity throughout its evolution, and show how the progressive
development of human beings corresponds with these changes.
other subject of this book is the spiritual nature of humanity; our
evolutionary position now and in the immediate future, and how the benefits
of seeking contact with the Masters of Wisdom are particularly advantageous
in our present era.
information is of little use without advice on how to prepare oneself
for contact with the Masters, so a fair amount of instruction is presented
here for the guidance of aspirants.
ROLE OF THE MASTERS AS GODS
embarking on your journey through the mystical it is essential to understand
the nature of your goal. What is it you want from your pursuits into
mysticism or occultism? Is it power or knowledge that you hope to find,
so others will look up to you, or which you can use to influence people?
Or is it wealth, which you imagine can be gained through the exploitation
of psychic abilities? I hope not, because the way of the Masters is
certainly not for the selfish or profane.
expect your goal is more likely to be similar to mine, even though you
might think of it in a different way, and that is the development of
my inner self, or my true essence. My search is for the higher part
of my being, which I know is divine as it is part of the Absolute or
God, and so links me with all other aspects of His creation. I know
that when I have attained this goal I will have achieved as much as
I can possibly envisage achieving in this earthly life; and I also understand
it is useless to speculate on what I will do then with such a vastly
increased spiritual awareness ~ because my lower self or personality,
that at present is all I understand by the term 'I', cannot itself appreciate
the new goals I will have when my 'I' is my true higher self.
might appear rather complicated to some of you at the moment, but I
will go into a deeper explanation of the term 'I' later on. All I am
trying to do here is to define a common goal that should be recognizable
as similar to your own, and which will satisfy your yearnings by pointing
out a direction for your spiritual desires. My own term for the achievement,
and for the roads leading to it, is spiritual development. This is the
same as the conscious awakening of one's higher self, and the alignment
of the lower self with this divine essence so that one is able to function
as a true spiritual being.
ILLUSTRATIONS IN THIS CHAPTER : THE HIERARCHICAL SYSTEM ~ COSMIC
LEVELS OF MONADIC EVOLUTION & THE HIERARCHICAL SYSTEM ~ EARTH
LEVELS OF MONADIC EVOLUTION
PATH TO THE MASTERS
have completed a general survey of the Hierarchy considered from the
Absolute's position and fantastic as it might appear at this stage,
I think it will become more acceptable when we have considered our own
position in the scheme. By going over similar ground but looking at
it through the eyes of humanity, it will be necessary to add a considerable
amount of more detailed information, and having the general view already
should help to keep your mind fixed on our goal.
have developed as a species out of the animal kingdom, but through our
individuality we are now at a unique and far higher evolutionary level.
individuality we get as a 'first-born' human is the lowest rung on the
ladder of humanity's divine evolution, and functions consciously through
a personality which is a dim mirrored reflection of the soul, the two
being connected by an unconscious link that holds them together.
personality is the 'first-born' human's 'I', which is the conscious
level of awareness that he or she uses in everyday life and considers
as 'himself' or herself. As the individuality progresses
through a cycle of lives, this awareness level rises through the sub-planes
of the Mental Plane, so that the personality of the average person today
is very much nearer to the point of their soul than it was in those
far off days of the first-born.
soul is a pure part of the Absolute, but it is only a small part of
what He has set aside for the individual human. As the personality is
but a reflection of the soul, so the soul itself is but a reflection
of something far higher and nearer to the Absolute called the monad.
This is the true human individuality that exists on far higher Planes
than we are aware of, in realms completely incomprehensible to our present
MASTERS GUIDE HUMANITY TO MATURITY
want to progress now into a discussion of the developing relationship
between people and their gods throughout the ages, beginning with a
brief look at the advent of the modern human. I also want to demonstrate
that the various stages of humanity's development have required differing
conceptions of the gods, and that the Masters have been instrumental
in the formation of these concepts.
AQUARIUS WITH THE MASTERS
have seen how the more developed individuals of the human race, who
had become the rulers and priest-kings of various nations, discovered
the existence of a single God who was responsible for all the natural
workings and manifestations of the Universe, including the lives of
individual men and women. This idea, of course, is not far removed from
our present concept of the Absolute.
ILLUSTRATION IN THIS CHAPTER :
APPROACHES TO THE HIERARCHY
proceeding with the main topic of this chapter, which is essentially
a more practical consideration of contemporary methods of approaching
the Hierarchy, I must go over one point we have already discussed, and
that lies at the root of such procedures making it of the utmost importance.
This is to reaffirm our understanding of spiritual development.
PUPILSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
or not you are prepared to adopt the procedure of building a symbolic
Master as outlined in the previous chapter, if you seriously wish to
attempt the Aquarian method of development then in some way and at some
time, you must contemplate the real possibility of a Master who is considering
your suitability for pupilship.
form this contemplation will take is a matter that should be dictated
by your inner yearnings, for instance whether you feel devoted towards
the Masters, or whether you seek inspiration through them; but however
you feel in this respect you will find it easier to direct your contemplation
towards a divine concept or symbol. It is for this reason that I gave
the preliminary exercises in the last chapter, and later I will describe
a set of symbols that can be used to represent the Masters associated
with each of the Seven Rays.
ILLUSTRATIONS IN THIS CHAPTER : MEDITATION SYMBOLS OF THE
ESOTERIC MATTERS: LIFE, DEATH, KARMA, DEVAS, ANGLES & THE SEVEN
you are a pupil you have become part of the active rather than the passive
life stream of the Universe. With the realization of your position and
the sense of security it inevitably brings, you should accept and put
to good use those spiritual realizations which directly concern you,
and at the same time keep an interested awareness in matters distant
from you, especially those of cosmic magnitude. Try to feel the truth
in such things through your intuition, but keep a balanced view without
either believing too strongly or being too critical of things which
are beyond reasonable proof.
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AQUARIUS WITH THE MASTERS
The Spiritual Path of Humanity ~ a journey through time and space
by Mo Hone
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