LUCILLE CEDERCRANS

and the Wisdom Teachings included in

"The Nature Of The Soul"

by

Mo Hone

 

(Lucille Cedercrans, author of 'The Nature Of The Soul')

 

This new expression of the ageless wisdom originated in America during the 1950s and 60s. Its essence can be traced far back into pre-history and has been present in the background of every stage of the human journey towards perfection. It has been made known to us by inspired individuals in a variety of fields: art, music, philosophy as well as religion, but only by those with a keen and developed awareness of the mystical realms beyond normal awareness

Lucille Cedercrans’ contribution to “the good, the true and the beautiful” was essentially spontaneous inspirational dialogue, unplanned prior to its projection to the audience of a small group of participants.

The subject matter, which is referred to as The New Thought Form Presentation of the Wisdom, describes in detail the modern evolutionary process humanity is currently working through in order to build a new civilisation aligned with our true spiritual nature, a world of peace, beauty and plenty for all.

The majority of the extant NTFPW was written down either by Lucille Cedercrans herself, or transcribed during the lessons she gave to her pupils. Later this material was collated by her students, and after she ceased teaching and moved on to work within the Buddhist tradition it was added to, and in some cases amended, by her most senior students. For this reason there is no standard original version of her teachings, and this would appear to be a deliberate intention and one example of why this teaching is unique in both its methods of transmission and its subtlety of content.

In addition, the projection of the NTFPW was part of a group meditative process, and so specific meditations were tailored to suit each projection, the term used for a specific dialogue. Later teachers redefined these meditations, and so, although they are an essential part of the Wisdom, their specific wording is naturally biased by the inspiration of the one responsible for passing on that part of the teaching.

Following on from this, each senior teacher of the Wisdom has added their own explanatory approach based on prior experience with similar doctrines. As a consequence, many practitioners as well as teachers of the Wisdom who have previously studied the Theosophical works of Alice Bailey, Madame Blavatsky and/ or Helena Roerich, and are therefore familiar with the terminology used by Lucille Cedercrans, assume these new teachings promote a synthesis of these three bodies of esoteric writing, whereas they only indicate that the three Masters involved in these traditions worked together in formulating this expression of the NTFPW. There is no evidence that Lucille Cedercrans was familiar with the work of these authors, or that she referred to them in her original projections.

Admittedley throughout Cedercrans' original work there are numerous references to different Masters as the source of the material, and while I am neither disputing nor agreeing with these statements, I truly believe the subject matter has an importance way beyond the necessity to believe in the existence of any specific Masters, and whether or not the work originated with them. Obviously the earlier works of Bailey, Blavastky and Roerich set the stage for this new expression of the Wisdom teachings, but unless one is particularly drawn to these other aspects of the ageless wisdom they tend to complicate the underlying message presented by Lucille, and confuse rather than clarify the truths which are relevant to our present situation.

It is this writer’s view that the Wisdom teachings as originally taught by Lucille Cedercrans and included in her three major books (Creative Thinking, The Soul And Its Instrument and The Nature Of The Soul* ) hold the answers to many of the questions presently facing humanity, and that they can be understood and practiced without reference to these earlier works. This body of knowledge known as the New Thought Form Presentation of the Wisdom originated in the post-war era when the problems we face today were only just becoming apparent. It was written as practical instruction, and although many of the concepts are difficult for us to fully appreciate, they are stated simply in a self-explanatory way and do not require a belief in anything more than one’s own common sense. The truth on which they are based becomes apparent through their practical application.

And although there are many references to the Christ throughout the body of teachings, again this is only because it was tailored to the audience it was originally projected to some 50 years ago. In no way is this work attached to Christianity or any other religion or religious doctrine. To quote Madame Blavatsky, the originator of this school of theosophical thought way back in the 1880s, “There is no religion higher than truth”. The Wisdom teachings neither promote religion in any guise, nor do they exclude those who are devoutly religious, whatever their religion may be. Instead they point the way towards a new positive future of “at-one-ment, complete with individuality.”

 

I didn't become aware of Lucille Cedercrans until after completing my book The Seven Rays Today, but since then I have studied and worked with these teachings in a group situation without particpation from a recognised tutor. I have also discussed certain aspects with senior students and teachers, some of whom worked with Lucille Cedercrans in her original groups. From this objective position I can truly appreciate the basis of the NTFPW, which demonstrates how the energy of the seven rays can be used in simple, practical and effective ways to both understand and develop the spiritualization humanity requires to solve its many problems.

In my opinion these teachings contain the most inspiring ideas of their kind I have ever come across, and agree in principle with what I have learnt through my own long journey. Furthermore, I believe these inspired writings hold the key to a wonderful future that has to grow out of the present chaos. I have no doubt it will, provided enough of us respond to this wisdom as originally taught by Lucille Cedercrans. Please give it a try, for all of our sakes.

 

 

Lucille Cedercrans  (1921 - 1984) was dedicated to training those who would lead the way in latter years, so she travelled extensively and many of her personal records were lost in the process. Lucille's intent was not to form an organization and have her work become an institution. Instead, the effort was to be carried on by those who embodied the work by practice and whose only authority was the soul.

 

* available from the U.S. publishers, Wisdom Impressions.

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