However, mahatmas and ascended masters are believed by some to differ in certain respects. , Also see the article “Talking to the Dead and Other Amusements” by Paul Zweig New York Times October 5, 1980, which speculates that Madame Blavatsky's revelations were fraudulent. The very high Adepts, therefore, do help humanity, but only spiritually: they are constitutionally incapable of meddling with worldly affairs.. The Aquarian Christine Church Universal, Inc. (ACCU) is a denomination founded in 2006 based on The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling. "When both Rays have made the Ascension, then the individual works with systems of worlds instead of just in one world. Many of his lectures can be found online and his books are still in print. ", Hall took over as preacher of the Church of the People in 1919 as well, at Trinity Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles. The concept of Initiation is also recognized in the Ascended Master Teachings, a group of religions based on Theosophy. Third Edition UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY FORMERLY THE WALTER RUSSELL FOUNDATION SWANNANOA, WAYNESBORO, VIRGINIA 22980 ... Russell's thoughts and teachings has been foremost in our minds. In their letters, the Mahatmas constantly talk about the "immutable laws" of the universe, and that they can help humanity only within the limits of these laws. Many things are unknown about the sea, and many things have been made up about the magic and mystery because no one really knows. It is a consciousness apart from the full Purity of God. "Acquisition of the Manly Palmer Hall Collection in 1995 provided the Getty Research Institute with one of the world's leading collections of alchemy, esoterica, and hermetica. " As he explained: "An adept—the highest as the lowest—is one only during the exercise of his occult powers. :55, 97 Following a long friendship, on December 5, 1950, Hall married Marie Schweikert Bauer (following her divorce from George Bauer), and the marriage though stormy was happier than his first. This allows for the development of greater skills of creation and "Causal Body Momentums" of various "Divine Qualities". The term Ascended Master was first introduced in 1934 by Guy Ballard with the publication of Unveiled Mysteries, a book which he said was dictated to him by the Ascended Master: St. Several original subscription documents were located by Edie Shapiro, PRS Librarian, on August 6, 2012. It says that real happiness comes only as an unsought by-product of reducing rather than increasing our attachment and identification with the personal. , Students of the Ascended Master Teachings believe that this world is destined to again have a Golden Age, a "Heaven on Earth", that will be permanent, unlike previous Golden Ages millions of years ago. The Individualized Flame sends down into each Ray a Focal Point, or Spark, forming a Heart Center upon which gathers the 'Electronic Light Substance,' creating the Electronic Body." The marriage was not a happy one; his friends never discussed it, and Hall removed virtually all information about her from his papers following her suicide on February 22, 1941. . In many traditions and organizations, they are considered part of the Spiritual Hierarchy for Earth, and members of the Great Brotherhood of Light, also known as the Great White Lodge or Great White Brotherhood. Physical embodiment gives each individual the opportunity to expand these attributes and faculties through matter substance, and to become a "master of energy" through thought and feeling. Each Ray has all the Attributes of the Godhead within It, and no imperfection can ever enter into or register upon It. On June 28, 1954, Hall initiated as a Freemason into Jewel Lodge No. Also called the "Flame of Transmutation", the "Flame of Mercy", the "Flame of Freedom", and the "Flame of Forgiveness". Theosophical texts posit that the purpose of this Office is to facilitate the transfer of knowledge about the true constitution and workings of Existence, thereby helping humanity in progression on a cyclical, but ever progressive, evolutionary path. Later theosophists such as Alice Bailey and Elizabeth Clare Prophet have embellished the story with further details. Barker, A. T., and Vicente Hao Chin Jr., eds. An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy. For example, K.H. refers to the idea disparagingly in one of his letters to Sinnett: There was but one hysterical woman alleged to have been present at the pretended ascension, and ... the phenomenon has never been corroborated by repetition.. Dear Twitpic Community - thank you for all the wonderful photos you have taken over the years. Manly P. Hall's Obituary, Scottish Rite Journal, November, 1990, p. 22. According to the post-1900 publications of Theosophy (specifically, the writings of Charles W. Leadbeater, Alice Bailey, and Benjamin Creme, as well as the Ascended Master Teachings of Guy Ballard, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Geraldine Innocente, Joshua David Stone, and other Ascended Master Teachings teachers), Sanat Kumara is an "advanced being" of the Ninth Initiation (the highest Initiation possible on planet Earth) who is regarded as the Lord or Regent of Earth and of humanity, and the head of the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth who dwells in Shamballah, a city said by Theosophists and those adherent to the Ascended Master Teachings to be a floating city on the etheric plane above the Gobi Desert. that when souls have advanced to the fourth level of initiation, they have reached enlightenment and have no further need to reincarnate. , Robert Todd Carroll in his book The skeptic's dictionary (2003) speculates that Blavatsky used trickery into deceiving others into thinking she had paranormal powers. According to the Ascended Master Teachings, a "Master", "Commoner", "Shaman", or "Spiritual Master" is a human being who has taken the Fifth Initiation and is thereby capable of dwelling on the 5th dimension. Other "Ascended Master Activities" believed that the Ascended Masters, Cosmic Beings, Elohim, and Archangels continued to present a program for both individual development and spiritual transformation in the world. ", Hall was a Knight Patron of the Masonic Research Group of San Francisco, with which he was associated for a number of years prior to his Masonic affiliations. It is all you Theosophists who have dragged down in your minds the ideals of our Masters; you who have unconsciously and with the best of intentions and full sincerity of good purpose, desecrated Them, by thinking for one moment, and believing that They would trouble Themselves with your business matters, sons to be born, daughters to be married, houses to be built, ..., This kind of interest is a very marked feature of the Ascended Masters. The memory body is considered to have become known as a "soul", and this temporary personality has taken on the sense of a self that is separated and not connected to God. Theosophy teaches that the psychological ego is false, that the idea that we are this body, emotions, and mind is a mistake of perception and the source of sorrow. Sinnett from the Mahatmas M. and K. H. in Chronological Sequence, p. 222. It is believed[by whom?] :38–43 Hall's "first trip around the world to study the lives, customs and religions of countries in Asia and Europe," which commenced December 5, 1923, was paid for by donations from Carolyn Lloyd and her congregation. There is always an uninterrupted "Oneness" that is maintained with the "Allness" of God. , "Only the Self-conscious Individual has ALL the Attributes and Creative Power of the 'Mighty I AM Presence.' The Secret Teachings of All Ages—by Manly P. Hall. In Leadbeater's book, The Masters and the Path (1925), the Masters are presented as human beings full of wisdom and compassion, albeit still limited by human bodies, which they choose to retain in order to keep in touch with humanity and help in its evolution. They consider the ascension to be the complete permanent union of the raised and purified outer self with their Mighty "I AM" Presence—that true identity that is the unique individualization of Almighty God residing in each person. The Theosophical Maitreya has been assimilated or appropriated by a variety of quasi-theosophical and non-theosophical New Age and Esoteric groups and movements. According to Alice Bailey and Benjamin Creme there are sixty Masters of the Ancient Wisdom, defined as beings who have reached the Fifth Level of Initiation or above, with Djwal Khul claimed as the (telepathic) source of many esoteric teachings in Baileys' books. , It is believed that Ascended Masters are individuals who were formerly embodied on the Earth and learned the lessons of life during their incarnations. This concept was developed by both C.W. Like a boomerang, the effect came back into the consciousness and made a record. This advance technology is going to be used to try and kill Messiah Jesus when he returns to earth. God creates through Individualized Identities that have distinct Self-Consciousness and that make up the Spiritual Hierarchy of Creation, yet remain connected through the flow of the "River of Life" and "Lifestream" to the "One Undivided God" - the "All in All" - the "Good" - the "Source from which all Life, Light, and Love come." An "ascended master" is a human being who has regained full union with his Mighty I AM Presence. He has willed and chosen to live as Self-Conscious Life. As embodied individuals, we are the outer expression of that God Self in form. In Ascended Master teachings there is also mention of Serapis Bey, a being who was incarnated as a high priest in one of the "Temples of the Sacred Fire" on Atlantis, and who migrated to Egypt at the time of the destruction of Atlantis. This knowledge transfer is sometimes said to occur through Maitreya occasionally manifesting or incarnating in the physical realm, then assuming the role of World Teacher of Humankind. , The Masters are collectively called the "Great White Brotherhood" by various theosophists and esotericists. It is claimed that they serve as the teachers of mankind from the realms of Spirit, and that all people will eventually attain their Ascension and move forward in spiritual evolution beyond this planet. " According to Alice Bailey, Initiation is the "process of undergoing an expansion [toward higher levels] of consciousness" It is believed by Theosophists that all souls that have reached the fourth level of initiation and evolved beyond the necessity to reincarnate. The Ascended Masters, as their name suggests, are supposed to be Masters who have experienced the miracle of ascension, as it is said Jesus did. agreed with this when he wrote: "We—the criticized and misunderstood Brothers—we seek to bring men to sacrifice their personality—a passing flash—for the welfare of the whole humanity. ":28 His first publications consisted of two small pamphlets, "The Breastplate of the High Priest" (1920), and "Wands and Serpents." Students of Ascended Master Teachings organizations (also known as Ascended Master Activities) believe that the Presence of Life—God—individualizes as "Mighty I AM Presences", which then incarnate in lower-dimensional subtle and gross bodies throughout the created universes. Saint Germain explained through Guy Ballard: "The 'Almighty God Flame,' breathing within Itself, projects Two Rays into the 'Great Sea of Pure Electronic Light.' It is but the vehicle through which Perfection should be expressed into the outer substance of the Universe. , The Great White Brotherhood, in belief systems akin to Theosophical and New Age, are said to be supernatural beings of great power who spread spiritual teachings through selected humans. His teachings embody that principle of loving kindness. " In fact, the Ascended Masters are portrayed as cosmic fathers who will take care of their followers' problems. Peter Mt. He appears in the introduction to the 1938 film When Were You Born, a murder mystery that uses astrology as a key plot point. Under the subscription terms, $15 was due at signing of the agreement, and "the balance of Sixty Dollars in four equal monthly payments each.  Other Ascended Master Teachings are contained in The Bridge to Freedom (1951), Mark Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet's The Summit Lighthouse (1958) (reorganized as the Church Universal and Triumphant in 1975), The Temple of The Presence (1995), The Hearts Center (2002), the I AM University (2004), and various other organizations such as The White Eagle Lodge (1936) and the Aquarian Christine Church Universal (2006).. This prophecy created the expectation of a Buddha Maitreya, which was probably fulfilled in the advent of the being now called "Jesus," likely Apollonius of Tyanna, who on his travels in India and the Far East was reported in many texts to have been called, "Issa," probably short for "Rishi" (great sage). Hall delved deeply into "teachings of lost and hidden traditions, the golden verses of Hindu gods, Greek philosophers and Christian mystics, and the spiritual treasures waiting to be found within one's own soul. Thus, that which came out of the Great Central Sun as One Flame becomes Three complete Flames, each of the same full Limitless Power and Activity as the Great Central Sun. . Between 1921 and 1923 he wrote three books, The Initiates of the Flame published in October 1922, The Ways of the Lonely Ones published in 1922, and The Lost Keys of Freemasonry published in March 1923.  Examples of those believed to be Ascended Masters by these organizations are: Jesus, Sanat Kumara, Gautama Buddha, Maitreya, Confucius, Lord Lanto (Confucius' historical mentor), Mary (mother of Jesus), Lady Master Nada, Enoch, Kwan Yin, Saint Germain, and Kuthumi, to name but a few. It is believed that a "Dictation" from Maitreya further clarified this matter through the "Messenger", Geraldine Innocente, on September 27, 1954 when what occurred during the time of the "Fourth Root Race" was described: "Curiosity, rebellion against holding true to the Divine Pattern and the use of thought and feeling in creation of imperfection, began the building of what you call the 'soul'. , "Within the Life of every human being is the Power by which he can express all that the Ascended Masters express every moment — if he but chooses to do so. Use of the "Violet Flame of Divine Love" is considered to be the 7th Ray aspect of the Holy Spirit and the "Sacred Fire" that transmutes and consumes the "cause, effect, record, and memory" of sin or negative karma.  A similar problematic conflation of the term exists in the case of the Alice Bailey teachings. This becomes the Cosmic Activity of the Power of the 'Three times Three'. People of all ages and races are astonished by the beauty and underlying rage of the big blue mass that coats most of our world. Thus, having once made his choice, he is the only one who can fulfill that Destiny — which is not inflexible circumstance but a definitely designed Plan of Perfection." His book challenged assumptions about society's spiritual roots and made people look at them in new ways. As the literal word of God, the Qur’an makes known the will of God, to which humans must surrender (lending the name Islam, meaning ‘surrender’). Later on many other organizations, especially in the United States, developed the concept of Ascended Masters, which departs from the theosophical one in several aspects. Crocker Company, Inc. 1928 (Reprint: Tarcher 2003) ISBN 1-58542-250-9; Partridge, Christopher ed. Within the secret of Light is the answer to all of these heretofore unanswered questions, and many more, which the ages have not yet solved. This Intelligent Light-substance becomes the clothing, as it were, for these Rays of the 'Mighty I AM Presence.' It acts to transmute and consume human creation that is not worthy of becoming Immortal, and all negative karmic causes, effects, records, and memories, without the need to individually balance that karma face-to-face with each person back to the earliest beginning of one's individualized manifestation on this or any other world. This teaching of ascension is in direct opposition to the Theosophical teachings. Wheaton: Theosophical Publishing House, 1977-91; See also CW 4:359-60. In all, 3,834 Dictations from the Masters were received through Guy and Edna Ballard. It is believed to be a way of externalizing more Divine Light, Divine Love, and Divine Life into the lower planes of creation through the dynamic force of sound vibration as creative energy. The Words 'I AM' whether thought, felt, or spoken, release the Power of Creation instantly. Blavatsky described many of the Masters as ethnically Tibetan or Indian (Hindu), not European. Through the Ballards as "Messengers", the Ascended Masters were believed to have regularly communicated with the students of The "I AM" Activity. In a letter Blavatsky explained: The Masters would not stoop for one moment to give a thought to individual, private matters relating but to one or even ten persons, their welfare, woes and blisses in this world of Maya [illusion], to nothing except questions of really universal importance. The tie-in edition of the nine-part CBS All Access series starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, and James Marsden. In the Ascended Master Teachings, the Sixth Initiation is referred to as Ascension. , K. Paul Johnson suggests in his book The Masters Revealed: Madam Blavatsky and Myth of the Great White Brotherhood that the Masters that Madam Blavatsky claimed she had personally met are idealizations of certain people she had met during her lifetime. Ascended Master Saint Germain, believed by those adherent to the Ascended Master Teachings to have previously been embodied as Plato, Proclus, Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, and numerous others, was quoted as saying: "When one individualizes within the Absolute, All-Pervading Life, he chooses of his own free will to become an intensified individual focus of Self-Conscious Intelligence. Thus, having once made his choice, he is the only one who can fulfill that Destiny - which is not inflexible circumstance but a definitely designed Plan of Perfection.. "Adventures of a Western Mystic: Apprentice to the Masters" (Church of the Seven Rays, 2010), Watson, Jacob L. "Initiations of the Aquarian Masters: The Theosophy of the Aquarian Gospel" Outskirts Press 2009, Prophet, Elizabeth Clare and Prophet, Mark (as compiled by Annice Booth). For Intelligence to act there must be Intelligence to be acted upon, and the Universal Substance, being like a photographic film, takes the record of what-ever quality the Individual imposes upon It through his thought, feeling, and spoken word. Adherents of the Ascended Master Teachings believe that this wisdom was partially released by the Theosophical Society beginning in 1875, by C.W. Through the Ballards as "Messengers", the Ascended Masters were believed to have regularly communicated with the students of "The I AM Activity." Watson, Jacob L. "Initiations of the Aquarian Masters: The Theosophy of the Aquarian Gospel".  Less than a year later, Hall booked his first lecture, and the topic was reincarnation. 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"Initiations of the Aquarian Masters: The Theosophy of the Aquarian Gospel" 2009 Outskirts Press, Mt. Technically, a human being "ascends" when he takes the Sixth Initiation, and not before then. It is no wonder in the mythology of the ancients that their activities have been brought down to us in the guise of myth and fable. ":52 Hall dedicated The Secret Teachings of All Ages to "the proposition that concealed within the emblematic figures, allegories and rituals of the ancients is a secret doctrine concerning the inner mysteries of life, which doctrine has been preserved in toto among a small band of initiated minds. Elizabeth Clare Prophet revealed, by taking "dictations" from them, the names of many dozens of additional Ascended Masters that were previously unknown. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, reliable, independent, third-party sources, "Secret Teachings Reborn: The Mysterious Life of Manly P. 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