A New Appreciation of the Ageless Wisdom and Esoteric Astrology


Hello and welcome!

 

We won't bore you with any personal details, but there are two points we would like to make.

First, we do not have connections with any group or organisation: everything presented here is adapted from Mo's books. We consider it a work in progress, so if it is of interest, please come back regularly, as we plan to expand the site as our research continues.

Second, you will find some differences between our interpretation of the Rays and those based on the works of Helena Blavatsky and Alice Bailey, who introduced the idea of the Seven Rays to the Western world. Our belief is that much of their work should be seen as guidelines rather than dogmatic fact.

We agree with both HPB and AAB that the Seven Rays are the fundamental divine energies behind life in the universe, but we have our own understanding of how the Rays function which we introduce on the first page. We also provide links to other sites that have their own interpretation of the Rays, and leave you to judge for yourself ~ see our Links page.

"Sounds and colours are all spiritual numerals; as the seven prismatic rays proceed from one spot in heaven, so the seven powers of nature, each of them a number, are the seven radiations of the Unity, the central, spiritual SUN."

(H P Blavatsky - "Isis Unveiled")

 


 

SO WHAT ARE THE SEVEN RAYS?

 

The concept of the Rays originated in the ancient Vedic literature of India, and were associated with the Seven Rishis, advanced beings who acted as agents of the Absolute. The Seven Rays were introduced to the west by Madam Blavatsky, and included in her book The Secret Doctrine.

Madam Blavatsky founded the Theosophical Society in the late 19th century, and this influential society, which is still in existence, was born of the spiritualist movement. Blavatsky was a medium, and although branded by many as a charlatan, she created a brilliant amalgamation of myth and magic, which attempted to give occultism a scientific rationale.

The early days of this society produced a lot of work by occult writers that laid the foundation for most of the new-age concepts we are now familiar with, such as chakras, the astral plane, and the Hierarchy. She said she was aided in her work by the Masters, benevolent human beings of an advanced type, with magical powers such as telepathy and bio-location.

Amongst her variety of teachings on the ancient wisdom was the concept of the Seven Rays, the divine energy responsible for the evolution of all life. Everything we know about the Seven Rays is based on the work of Madam Blavatsky.

The story does not end here though. One follower of Blavatsky, a member of the Theosophical Society, and another devotee of the Masters and divine guidance, was Alice A. Bailey. She lived in the first half of this century, and wrote many books based around the concepts introduced by Blavatsky, including a 5-volume work on the Seven Rays, written in collaboration with a Master.

Her ideas on the Rays differ slightly to those propounded by Blavatsky, but they agree in principle. Almost everything we know about the Rays today is based on the Alice Bailey books, because she gives specific detailed accounts of how they function. However there are numerous discrepancies within both of their works, and much that is completely obscure.

The essence of the teaching behind the Seven Rays is that each of us develops along one of seven different evolutionary paths. This makes the transmission of objective knowledge concerning the Rays very difficult, because each interpretation will be tailored to suit the Ray type of the communicator.

We believe there are seven distinct paths of spiritual evolution, and so it is important that people working on each Ray should have access to this information. This applies especially to those who find it hard to struggle through “The Secret Doctrine” and “Treatise on the Seven Rays”, which are long obscure books, tinged with 'conspiratorial' views and archaic political opinions because they were very much books of their time.

Today, the Rays can be seen as a way of appreciating the healthy difference between cultures and ideologies, and how the accent should be on the role of each individual to find their own spiritual path: we do not need to convert people to our beliefs, but help them to discover their own!
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WE BELIEVE... On the spiritual path one system is no different to another. Any system that helps one gain wisdom and understanding at the same time as being beneficial for the evolution of Humanity is seen to be equal to every other system.

A knowledge system is only a way of reaching a certain level of understanding, and all valid spiritual knowledge systems, from the Kabbalah to the I Ching, lead ultimately to the same understanding. The truth that is arrived at through using the system is what is important, not the truth of the system itself because the system is the means to the end, and once the end has been reached the means becomes redundant.

Everyone's truth is different because truth is dependent on the amount of conscious energy available. Therefore, there is no such thing as real truth, because truth only exists at the outer limit of one's consciousness, making it relative to wisdom and understanding, because if truth exists at the limit of your consciousness, then as you expand your consciousness, so too will your truth take on a new and more complete form. For two people to experience the same truth, they must both have a similar level of consciousness, and a master or guru can expand one's consciousness to realise new levels of truth.

Knowledge gained through the acquisition of facts cannot lead to an ultimate understanding of anything spiritual because of the basic intangible nature of spirituality. Knowledge deals only with facts that are frozen moments in time rather than continual truths, which adjust themselves according to the circumstances surrounding them.

"What eventually may rise from the present wreckage of beliefs and traditions is a new-found determination on the part of individuals to school themselves, to acquire those faculties which will enable them to obtain by their own efforts a unique and personal contact with the Masters and with God. Henceforth I will come not through groups with recognised officials or organisations which render often what is no more than lip service in their assumptions of brotherhood. I will come to each and all who love me, no matter of what race, class or creed. The greatness of their need, the strength of their desire shall be the measure of their power to see me." ~ Maitreya.

The Aquarian Age is particularly concerned with groups, but this does not mean a few established groups with huge numbers of adherents, which is reminiscent of the age of Pisces and its world religions.

Instead we feel the awareness of the new age will function through a vast number of different groups, working in unison to establish a true spiritual co-operative which is dedicated to increasing the spiritual awareness of each and every individual.

Small groups allow people to develop their individuality; large groups have to compromise the individual’s uniqueness for the sake of the group.

Anyone can take any path, to suit themselves, but it must not conflict with the paths of others. THE SPIRITUAL LIFE OF ALL OTHER BEINGS IS SACRED, and we must not advance our own spirituality at the expense of others. This entails being good to other people and to other creatures, where good means causing them no harm.


 

THE WISDOM OF

The Seven Rays

HELPS US:

1 - TO BE TOLERANT OF THOSE ON DIFFERENT SPIRITUAL PATHS

2 - TO SEE THINGS FROM A HIGHER PERSPECTIVE

3 - TO REALISE FREE WILL IS A FUNCTION OF OUR SOUL.

People on different paths who are in touch with their soul may disagree with each other and still be right from their own spiritual viewpoint. Yet through love they can unite to resolve their apparent differences.

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