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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 12:28 PM
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Esoteric Astrology & The Seven Rays in the age of Aquarius
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A lot of interesting stuff on the 7 rays /

Essays and Articles on Esoteric Astrology

Ageless Wisdom Essays and Articles (mostly non-astrological)
Astrology - General articles on Esoteric Astrology and various techniques.
Astronomy and Esoteric Astrology - The fixed stars and their relation to Esoteric Astrology.
Astro-Biographies - Lives in the light of Esoteric Astrology and the Seven Rays.
Astro-Cosmology - More abstract commentaries on causal principles.
Astro-Mythology - The ageless wisdom and astrology encoded in myth and legend.
Cycles - Ray and astrological cycles. Yugas, Great Years etc.
Destiny of the Races and Nations - Past, current and future perspectives.
Healing - Esoteric Healing, sub-science of Esoteric Astrology. The Science of the Chakras.
Initiation - The sub-science intimately related to Esoteric Astrology.
Newsletters - Newsletters on Esoteric Astrology and world events, starting August 2003.
The Seven Rays - Commentaries on the Seven Rays per se.


An Introduction to Alice Bailey's Esoteric Astrology - Gayle Harrison (password:jep)

Aries Sun or Rising with Ray 1Soul or Personality - Michael D. Robbins

Aries Sun or Rising with Ray 2 Soul or Personality - Michael D. Robbins

Aries Sun or Rising with Ray 3 Soul or Personality - Michael D. Robbins

Aspects of the Dweller: The Astrological Moon - Ingrid Naiman (password:jep)

Asteroids - Mary Esther Andrews (password:jep)

Astrological Correlates of the Great Invocation - Jose Becerra

Astrology of Blame and Responsibility - Phillip Lindsay

Astrology of Manifestation and Abstraction - Niklas Nihlen

Avatars: Capricorn, Vulcan, Pluto - Bruce Lyon

Become as Little Children: The New World Religion - Phillip Lindsay

Blackouts 2003: Saturn in Cancer: Lessons in the Right Use of Energy? - Phillip Lindsay

Book Titles for the Study of Esoteric Astrology and the Seven Rays - Phillip Lindsay

Chaos to Synthesis: Journey from Darkness to Light - Phillip Lindsay

Compilations - Various Authors

Constellations and Signs - Patrick Allessandra (password:jep)

Decanates - Niklas Nihlen

Decanates: Seventy-Two Faces of Man - Stephen D. Pugh

Earth, Mercury, Anguish, Aspiration - Jeremy Condick

Esoteric Astrology - Eduardo Gomez

Esoteric Astrology - David Kesten

Esoteric Astrology: The Revealer of the Soul's Intention - William Meader

Esoteric (Soul) Astrology - Risa D'Angeles

Esoteric Interpretation of a Horoscope - Michael D. Robbins

Esoteric Meaning of Scorpio Rising - Adele Barger Wilson

Esoteric Meanings of the Rising Signs - Adele Barger Wilson

Esoteric Saturn: The Third Synthesising Planet - Lawson Bracewell (password:jep)

Exaltations of the Planets - An Introduction - Monique Pommier

Exaltation of Mars in Capricorn - Monique Pommier

Exaltation of Saturn in Libra - Monique Pommier

February 1962 Eclipse - Marion Walters

Gemini, Harmlessness and Meditation - Phillip Lindsay

General Principles of Esoteric Astrology - M. Temple Richmond

Great Invocation Chart Notes - David Walters

Gunas - Compilation

Imperial Astrologer - Malvin Artley

Interior Light Chart Illustration - Stephen Pugh and Linda Vugler

Introduction to Esoteric Astrology - Dr. Douglas Baker

Introduction to Esoteric Astrology - Phillip Lindsay

Law of Sacrifice: Vulcan and Neptune - Dialogue

Leo Neptune and Discipleship - Phillip Lindsay

Leo Blue Moons of 2002 - A Tail of Two Lions - Phillip Lindsay

Libra, the Mystery of Sex and the Reversal of the Wheel - Phillip Lindsay

Meditations on Planets in Signs - James Davis

Mercury and its Cycles - Malvin Artley

Mercury Through the Signs - Michael Robbins

Metaphysics of Why Astrology Works - Michael D. Robbins

Moon in Esoteric Astrology - Bonnie Wells

Once in a Full Moon - Donna Moniak (password:jep)

Planets: How the Same Planets Express in Different Signs

Planetary Influences Relative to Consciousness - Alan Oken

Planetary Expressions in Different Signs

Questing Scientist: Is Astrology True? - Jose Becerra (password:jep)

Searching for the Star in the East during the War of the Calendars - Peter Kubaska (password:jep)

Sidereal and Tropical Zodiacs - Niklas Nihlen

Sirius - M. Temple Richmond

Solstices and Equinoxes: An Esoteric Perspective - Leoni Hodgson

Soul's Purpose Formula - Adele Barger Wilson

Sun Sign Analysis - Tara Douglas (password:jep)

Sun Signs - Compilation by Michael D. Robbins

Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars - Peter Kubaska

Superimposition, Crosses and Triangles - Frances St. Laurence

Superimposition - Dialogue

Taurus the Bull: Sex, Sound and Shamballa - Phillip Lindsay

Three Lights - Sun, Moon, Ascendant - Peter Kubaska

Tools of Esoteric Astrology - Patrick Mulcahy

Triadic Nature of the Sun's Energy - Adele Barger Wilson

Twelve Signs of the Zodiac - Michael D. Robbins

Twelve Signs on the Two Wheels - Peter Kubaska

Twelve Zodiacal Signs - Peter Kubaska

Virgo and the Angels - Malvin Artley

Virgo: The Mother of the Harvest - Adele Barger Wilson

Vulcan Earth Pluto - Compilation with Commentary - Stephen D. Pugh

Vulcan - An Etheric or Physical Planet? - David Walters

Vulcan - Compilation by David Walters

Vulcan through the Signs - Michael D. Robbins

Astronomy and Esoteric Astrology

Crux and the Southern Gate - Malvin Artley
Milky Way/Nebulae: A Compilation - Jeremy Condick


Abraham Maslow: Father of Humanistic Psychology - Michael D. Robbins

Alexander the Great: Conquerer - Michael D. Robbins

Alice Bailey: Portrait of Leo Rising - Adele Barger Wilson

Alice A. Bailey - Michael D. Robbins

Alice A. Bailey - FAQ - Michael D. Robbins

Alice Bailey, H.P. Blavatsky and Helena Roerich: Cleavages between Students - Phillip Lindsay

Annie Besant: English Theosophist, Social Reformer, Statesperson - Michael D. Robbins

Aries Sun or Rising with Ray 1Soul or Personality - Michael D. Robbins

Aries Sun or Rising with Ray 2 Soul or Personality - Michael D. Robbins

Aries Sun or Rising with Ray 3 Soul or Personality - Michael D. Robbins

Charlemagne, Charles the Great: Holy Roman Emperor - Michael D. Robbins

Clara Barton: Founder of the Red Cross - Michael D. Robbins

Dalai Lama XIV - Michael D. Robbins

Dane Rudhyar: Astrologer - Michael D. Robbins

Eric Fromm: Psychologist - Michael D. Robbins

Father Damien: Catholic Missionary - Michael D. Robbins

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz: Philosopher - Michael D. Robbins

Heinrich Himmler: Nazi Leader - Michael D. Robbins

Herman Hesse; Writer - Michael D. Robbins

Hiawatha: Indian Leader - Jeremy Condick

How the Soul of William Blake Spoke Through His Art - Adele Barger Wilson

Initiations of Krishnamurti: An Astrological Biography - Phillip Lindsay

J.F.K.: Political Leader - Michael D. Robbins

Jiddhu Krishnamurti: Spiritual Teacher - Michael D. Robbins

Johannes Sebastian Bach - Michael D. Robbins

John Calvin: Theologian and Religious Reformer - Michael D. Robbins

John Pierpont Morgan: Financier, Art Collector - Michael D. Robbins

Mahachohan: A compilation - Zac Rymill

Martin Luther: Religious Reformer - Michael D. Robbins

Master Morya: Chohan of the First Ray - Michael D. Robbins

Mikhail Gorbachev: Statesman and Political Reformer - Michael D. Robbins

Moses: The Law Giver - Michael D. Robbins

Moses Maimonides :Philosopher, Physician, Linguist, Scholar of Judaism - Michael D. Robbins

Nietzsche: Philosopher - Michael D. Robbins

Otto Von Bismarck: Statesman, "Avatar" of Materialism, Founder of "Real Politik" - Michael D. Robbins

Princess Diana and Mother Teresa: Portraits of Sagittarius Rising -Adele B.Wilson

Ram Dass: Spiritual Teacher - Michael D. Robbins

Rene Descartes: Philosopher, Mathematician and Scientist - Michael D. Robbins

Roberto Assagioli (FCD): Psychologist - M. Temple Richmond

Saints and Martyrs: Statistical - James Davis

Serapis: The Egyptian Master - A Compilation - Jeremy Condick

Simon Bolivar: Liberator of South America - Michael D. Robbins

Socrates - Michael D. Robbins

Spinoza: Philosopher - Michael D. Robbins

Swami Vivekananda: Spiritual Teacher - Helen Latham (password:jep)

Teilhard de Chardin: Scientist and Priest - Michael D. Robbins

Tennyson: Poet Laureate - Michael D. Robbins

Wagner: Composer - Michael D. Robbins


Central Spiritual Sun:Cosmic Magnet Agni: A Compilation - Jeremy Condick

Council Chamber of Shamballa - Compiled by Stephen D. Pugh

Earth Scheme - Compilation and Commentary by Stephen Pugh

Fifth Path - Stephen D. Pugh

Fourth Fundamental of the Ageless Wisdom - Stephen D. Pugh

Geometry of the Logoic Personality - Judy Laws

Great Wheels - Michael D. Robbins

Greater and Lesser Zodiacs - Commentary - Stephen D. Pugh

One About Whom Naught May Be Said - Michael D. Robbins

Polar Opposites Marriage Songs: Our Sun and Sirius - Compilation - S.D. Pugh

Sanat Kumara: Lord of Shamballa - Brett Mitchell

Seven Constellations - Michael D. Robbins

Seven Solar Systems - Dialogue

Seven Forms of Light - Phillip Lindsay

Shamballa and the Number 24 - Stephen D. Pugh

Solar System: A Cosmic Map of Logoic and Human Evolution - P. Mulcahy

Solar Tetractys - Brett Mitchell

Three Groups of Solar Angels - Peter Kubaska

Treatise on the Greater Zodiac - Stephen D. Pugh

Twelve Constellational Lives: Some Paradoxes Explored - Brett Mitchell

Twelve Creative Hierarchies - Stephen D. Pugh

Zodiacal Wheels - Dialogue


The Labours of Hercules - Djwhal Khul and Alice A. Bailey
The Theogony - Hesiod


49 Year Cycle and the Sixth Initiation - Stephen D. Pugh

Brahma: A compilation - Zac Rymill

Cycles: Monadic Rays Illustrated - Stephen D. Pugh and Linda Vugler

Cycles: Racial Rays Illustrated - Stephen D. Pugh and Linda Vugler

Cycle of Pole Shift - Dialogue

Cycles of Opportunity - Carole Beckham

Cycles and Zodiacs - Dialogue

Great Wheels - Michael D. Robbins

Manvantara: A compilaton - Zac Rymill

Mahamanvantara: A compilation - Zac Rymill

Pralaya: A compilation - Zac Rymill

Nine Year Cycle - Stephen Pugh

Ray of the Manu - Cycles of Ray 1 - Stephen D. Pugh

Ray of the Christ - Cycles of Ray 2 - Stephen D. Pugh

Ray of the Mahachohan - Cycles of Ray 3 - Stephen D. Pugh

The Great Wheel Turns and a New Age is Born - John A. Bellman (password:jep)

Thirty Six Year Cycle - Dialogue

Destiny of the Races and Nations

A Spiritual Perspective on the Gulf War (1991) - Gordon Davidson and Corrinne McLaughlin (password:jep)

America: An Esoteric Analysis of the Soul and Personality Horoscopes. (Parts I -VII) - Stephen D. Pugh

America - A Compilation - by Stephen D. Pugh

Aquarian Full Moon 2001 - Bush and Sharon - Phillip Lindsay

Atlantis Scholars in Denial of Blavatsky - Brett Mitchell

August Eclipse 1999 and the New York Attack 2001- Phillip Lindsay

Burma and Aung Sun Suu Kyi - Phillip Lindsay

Destiny of the Nations - Assorted Commentaries - Phillip Lindsay

Egypt: A compilation - Jeremy Condick

Five Planetary Centers of the Fifth Rootrace - Compilation

Fifth Root Race - Dialogue

Freedom - Bruce Lyon

Iraq and America: War in 2002 - 2003? - Phillip Lindsay

Israel and Palestine: Brief History, Astrology and Rays:April 2002 - Phillip Lindsay

Israel, Saturn and Pluto - Holger Stravnsbjerg

Karma and Dharma of Individuals, Nations and Humanity - Agni School (password:jep)

Neocons I - The Exoteric: Introduction & Overview - Phillip Lindsay

Neocons II - Personalities & Profiles - Phillip Lindsay

Neocons III - The Esoteric: Astrology & Rays - Phillip Lindsay

Nevermore: The Crisis in Iraq April 2003 - Phillip Lindsay

North Korea and America 2003 - Phillip Lindsay

Nostradamus, New York and the Middle East - Phillip Lindsay

Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein: Astrology of a Collaboration? - Phillip Lindsay

Osama Bin Laden & Saddam Hussein: Bulls in the Labyrinth - Phillip Lindsay

Racial Rays - Stephen D. Pugh

Rays of Ancient Greece and Rome - Ron F. Newbold (password:jep)

Rootraces and Cycles - Dialogue

Russia: Healing of the Nations - Jackie Elphinstone (password:jep)

Russia - A Compilation - Jeremy Condick

Searching for the Star in the East I - Peter Kubaska

Seventh Ray Avatar, Aquarius and The Current Crisis (Oct 2001) - Bruce Lyon

Terrorism: Current World Crisis 2003 - M. Temple Richmond

United Nations -Which Horoscope? - Phillip Lindsay

USA and Mercury - Bruce Lyon

War in Iraq: Chinks in the American Armour? - Phillip Lindsay

World Crisis - September 2001 - Michael D. Robbins

Healing and Esoteric Astrology

Acute Versus Chronic Disease: A Mars-Saturn Issue - Ingrid Naiman

Astro-Endocrinology - Ingrid Naiman (password:jep)

A Thousand Points of Light - Introduction to the Lesser Chakra System - Malvin Artley (password:jep)

Chakras and Radiatory Healing - Zachary Lansdowne

Constitutional Type and Temperament - Ingrid Naiman

Esoteric Anatomy - Alan Hopking

Esoteric Healing: A Modern Perspective - Jose Beccera (password:jep)

Esoteric Revelation of the Origin of Disease - Alan Hopking

Esoteric Treatment of Diseased Substance (Esoteric Healing) - Alan Hopking

Inhibitions, Suppressions and Repressions - Ingrid Naiman (password:jep)

Malefic or Benefic? (Mars-Saturn) - Ingrid Naiman

Monastic Moon: Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces - Ingrid Naiman

Seven Rays in Healing - Alan Hopking

Spirituality and Psychology: A Lunar Perspective - Ingrid Naiman

Storks and Stars: Astrological Fertility Cycle - Ingrid Naiman

Venus and Mars: Archetypal Symbols of the Pacifist and the Warrior - Ingrid Naiman

What is Medical Astrology? - Ingrid Naiman


Decision Initiation 2001 - Phillip Lindsay

Decision 2001: 49 Year Special Ceremony Chart Delineation - Stephen D. Pugh

Discipleship and Initiation - Dialogue

Great Decision I, II & III - The 49 Year Cycle - Stephen D. Pugh

Forty Nine Year Cycle and the Sixth Initiation - Compilation Stephen D. Pugh

Initiation References in Esoteric Astrology - Compilation with Commentary

Initiation and the Dzogchen Tradition - Parts I-V - Matt Schoener

Initiations of Krishnamurti: An Astrological Biography - Phillip Lindsay

The Seven Rays

Applications of Esoteric Ray Theory to Manager and Organizational Development - John W. Cullen (password:jep)

Astrological Influences in 2003: The 6th and 7th Rays - Barbara Mar

Combinations of Soul Rays and Personality Rays - Michael D. Robbins (password:jep)

Considerations in Ray Determinations - Brad Berg (password:jep)

Esoteric Psychology: ExpandingTranspersonal Vision - Robert P. Turner (password:jep)

Esoteric Psychology and the Psychology of Motivation - Ron Newbold (password:jep)

Essences of the Rays - James Davis (password:jep)

Finding the Rays in a Person - Michael D. Robbins

Harmonized Fourth Ray - Andrew Johnson (password:jep)

Ray Analysis and the Horoscope - M. Temple Richmond

Ray Astrology: Extra-Zodiacal Energies and Transformation - David Keston and Peggy Pilsbury (password:jep)

Ray Words of Power - Stephen D. Pugh

Rays of Classical Greek Deities - Ron F. Newbold (password:jep)

Science of the Emotions - Keith Bailey (password: jep)

Seven Faces of Man (Rays and Physiognomy) - James Davis

Seven Rays: Relevance and Application in Therapy - Bala Jaison (password:jep)

Seven Rays and the Life Cycle - Richard Bryant-Jefferies (password:jep)

Spiritual Mathematics of the Ray Plan - Stephen D. Pugh

Unexplored Relationships Between the Seven Rays and Astrology: Part III - Michael D. Robbins (password:jep)

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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 12:41 PM
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1. America's Gemini Rising Chart and the Seven Rays -
Edited on Wed Jan-19-05 12:47 PM by Pallas180

_snip_ (we couldn't have said it better)

2nd House..Cancer..(non-sacred) 4th ray Moon.

The recessive aspects of the non-sacred 4th ray force of the Moon have fostered the authoritarian, and traditional system of American capitalism and material values. Hold in mind, what we observe in the materialistic activity of the American personality in Cancer, her 2nd house of material values, finance and money is the nations densest immersion in form hence, the fitting symbolism of the hard outer shell of the Crab appearing as the chief totem in the USAs house of money.

Under the auspices of the non-sacred 4th ray expression of the Moon, the American personality exclusively identifies itself and is most concerned with the constant, varying cycles of fluctuations of the worlds financial markets, the New York stock market, and their constant up and down roller coaster ride or ocean tide of active modifications. With Cancer in the 2nd House the nation demonstrates a crab-like attachment and longing for objects of mass astral and social desire; moreover, these are the dominant characteristics of the material civilization and have led the nation to a profound and deep point of encrusted personality rigidity, resistance and rock hard crystallization.

The outstanding problem of the Gemini personality in the 2nd house is that it selfishly clings and identifies itself with the material objects, life style, and financial dreams and desires sought after by the mass social life. The Cancer rulership of the American house of money closely links, quite naturally, the activities and decisions of the financial center New York, and the governmental center Washington (both ruled by Cancer), to the affairs of the nations lunar controlled 2nd house.

The non-sacred 4th ray planetary force coming via the Moon (veil) has produced a rampant self-serving capitalism that has made the United States one of the most feared, distrusted, despised and hated of the worlds nations. The motives of the United States are very mixed motives of greed around money or its equivalent. To cite only one key example, oil on the one hand, and on the other sincerely good intentions for the establishment right economics based, of course, on American control.

These mixed motives have produced a very confused world in the opening years of the 21st century and one in which it is found that humanity has apparently learned very little as the result of the tests and trials incidental to the World War (1914-1945), and is acquiescent to the cycle of well-intentioned but distorted American ideas concerning money control.

The old age authoritarian dictatorship of organized corporate business has ever attempted to regulate and control every department of the economic life of the nation, and has long cut deep down through the orthodox Washington trained minds (inside the beltway) to the very roots of the national existence. To be perfectly clear; the major karmic Dweller limitation (symbolized by the rule of the Moon in the 2nd House of the personality horoscope) in the United States of America is that the selfish laws of capital and finance seek control and presently seek to extend their control and continue the distorted practice of the wrong use of money to the detriment of the world at large.

The personality Dweller of America is still perfectly willing and glad to undertake the use of force to impose the American brand of capitalism upon the world, using her vast capital and resources in so doing, and gathering into her banks the financial results of her global corporate financial dealings; moreover, preserving them secure by the threat of the pre-emptive strikes, military intervention, the first use of the atomic bomb and the shaking of the mailed fist over the rest of the world.


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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 12:51 PM
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2. holy sh*t..pretty accurate about the US chart...... true about being "perfectly willing and glad to undertake the use of force to impose the American brand of capitalism"

Great site. Thanks Pallas

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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 12:52 PM
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3. He writes so well what we have been acknowledging and saying here:

America's 8th house:

8th House...Capricorn(sacred) 3rd ray Saturn.

The forces of crystallization powerfully pour through the 8th house of death ruled by Capricorn. It is in this house that the forces of evil and the Black Lodge can and do most effectively work. Entrenched crystallized forces of materialism in government, banking and finance have largely controlled the nations systemic 3rd ray economic machine run from New York, the nations throat center, ruled by Saturn. One of the greatest handicaps of the United States are the powerful lobby groups and exponents of law of corporate capital and international finance who maintain active stranglehold and control over Americas personality expression, thus preventing her in sharing or receiving her true gifts.

At this time Saturn offers through suffering, privation, death, loss and pain most definite opportunity to the American personality. This is being accomplished via the 3rd ray force and focus of power now to be found in the nations 8th house - that of banking, finance, stock markets, death and taxes. The changes occurring are so far-reaching it is apparent that the old economic values and the familiar standards of American living are passing away; no one knows what will take their place.

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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 01:06 PM
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4. A wonderful site to explore! Thanks Pallas.
It will likely take some time to fully explore what's here, but I have been thinking about the 7 Rays lately so this looks like a great place to start brushing up.....
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Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 03:47 PM
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5. Hi guys, yes I think the 7 rays originally were channeled by Blavatsky -
Theosophy = and Isabel Hickey was a devotee of Theosopy and Blavatsky (and her book though fascinating when I was a newbie, certainly is a downer in retrospect) but this "treatise" associates the 7 rays more directly with the houses and planets in astrology - something I think we can understand and digest better.

The author is part of the Australian group who really wrote Jigsaw and
Solfire and did the interpretations.

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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-19-05 10:28 PM
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6. On Science and Religion
Edited on Wed Jan-19-05 10:49 PM by Dover
I found this interesting in light of the current debate in our times.
In my study of dreams, I think I've mentioned before that the priests once also were healers and dream interpreters (like our doctors) until medicine (science) split off from religion. And I think something was indeed lost at that time that we may now be in the process of returning to (albeit returning from a position of having developed the rational mind and 'indivduated' self):

In the gospel according to Alice Bailey (something that she or DK would be horrified to hear), we are told that there are two major paths, that of the mystic and the occultist. The first is trod in the awakening of the heart and the second to awakening in the head, and the eventual synthesis of the heart in the head. One cannot do without the other, and indeed some who are over-developed in the head must seek further incarnations where the mystic way of the heart is bought into balanced expression.

Science and Religion

This fundamental duality expressed through the heart or head finds its expression in religion and science.

In Religion it is expressed all the way from blind emotionanl devotion through to the mystical visionary. Religion also has a scientific side through the theology created by the lower mind. The combination of both can bring about a very powerful adherence to ideas which are really ideals and of course, the development of fundamentalism.

In Science it is expressed mostly as a concrete mental focus that accepts tangible evidence and denies the intangible the seen versus the unseen. It also has a religious side through the powerful emotional defence of these ideas as reality; everyone must bow before the great god of science.

This has created a temporary imbalance in the world, yet esoterically we know that eventually the proofof the soul will be bought about scientifically through a nation that has the fifth ray strong in its make-up.

Yet in the days of old the Masters tell us, there was no split between science and religion. H.P. Blavatsky goes on to tell us in Isis Unveiled:

religion and science were closer knit than twins in days of old; that they were one in two and two in one from the very moment of their conception. With mutually convertible attributes, science was spiritual and religion was scientific , The fruit of the Tree of Knowledge gives death without the fruit of the Tree of Life. Man must know himself before he can hope to know the ultimate genesis even of beings and powers less developed in their inner nature than himself. So with religion and science; united two in one they were infallible, for the spiritual intuition was there to supply the limitations of physical senses. Separated, exact science rejects the help of the inner voice, while religion becomes merely dogmatic theology -- each is but a corpse without a soul. <2>

The phrase, exact science rejects the help of the inner voice is one worth noting, descriptive of the effects of the lower aspect of the fifth ray , most recently expressed over the past 200 years. It has been the culmination of a process that began in 1425 with the onset of the third ray cycle and the development of manas and science. It has created even further dogmatism in religions that were already crystallised 2000 years ago. It has relegated only the tangible and physically seen to that which is reality, ignoring the truths of the inner life and the more intangible realities.

Hence the effort by the Hierarchy in the 1700-1800s to balance the excesses of the Industrial Revolution via Romanticism in literature and the arts; the classical intellectual attitude that gave way to a wider outlook, which recognised the claims of passion and emotion, and in which the critical was replaced by the imaginative spirit, and wit by humour and pathos.

This inititative was regarded by the Masters as a failure because of Humanitys lack of response. Hence the ongoing imbalance created which led to a withdrawal of the 5th ray force by special and unique arrangement because it was deemed that the impetus given to the human "spirit of discovery" has served its purpose.

The American (and Aquarian) philosopher, Ken Wilber says: If "we are to effect a genuine integration of science and religion, it will have to be an integration of real science and real religion, not bogus science and bogus religion. And that means each camp must jettison its narrow and/or dogmatic remnants, and thus accept a more accurate self-concept, a more accurate image of its own estate He also goes on to say elsewhere, with a slightly different spin related to HPBs previous statement:

in the modern world, the good thing is that science-art and spirit-morals have successfully differentiated, whereas in the old world, these three were all combined together, so that religious leaders, for example, controlled thinking about science and art. The differentiation was good, in that it led to the ideas of democracy, freedom, logical explanation of the world, independent creative expression in the arts, etc. but the differentiation went too far, and science became so powerful that its viewpoint has virtually wiped out the other two viewpoints as legitimate ways of looking at the world, that this is pathological.the way to fix the problem is to integrate the three different ways of experiencing and knowing the world.

The terms Mysticism and Occutism can be equated with religion and science respectively. Mystical Religion and Occult Science. But what if we to mix it up a little in the Age of Aquarius? Mystical science and occult religion? Indeed, this is already occurring as science penetrates further into the subtle ethers. And of course occult religion is the re-emergence of the mystery religions of old, the ones that harboured the Mystery Schools.

Another pairing in the mystical/occult paradigm is Astrology and Astronomy. In ancient times the two were one and only recently have they experienced the schism that holds them apart. Yet it is acknowledged that mystical and intuitive astrologers really need to understand how astrology works from the occult point of view. Most average astrologers would not be able to do this. Hence the importance of occult training in the Aquarian Cycle which explains wholistically, all the details of the process of astrological influence...cont'd
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