Glossary

Adept. A true adept is an initiate of the Great  White Brotherhood of a high degree of attainment, especially in the control of Matter, physical forces, nature spirits, and bodily functions; fully the alchemist undergoing advanced initiations of the sacred fire on the path of the ascension.

Akashic records. All that transpires in an individual’s world is recorded in a substance and dimension known as akasha (Sanskrit, from the root kas ‘to be visible, appear’, ‘to shine brightly’, ‘to see clearly’). Akasha is primary substance, the subtlest, ethereal essence that fills the whole of space; “etheric” energy vibrating at a certain frequency so as to absorb, or record, all of the impressions of life. These records can be read by adepts or those whose soul (psychic) faculties are developed.

Alpha and Omega. The Divine Wholeness of the Father-Mother God affirmed as “the beginning and the ending” by the Lord Christ in Revelation. Ascended twin flames of the Cosmic Christ consciousness who hold the balance of the masculin­e-feminine polarity of the Godhead in the Great Central Sun of cosmos. Thus, through the Universal Christ, the Word incarnate, the Father is the origin and the Mother is the fulfillment of the cycles of God’s consciousness expressed throughout the Spirit-Matter creation. See also Mother. (Rev. 1:8, 11; 21:6; 22:13. Compare the Hindu Purusa and Prakrti.)

Angel. Divine spirit, herald, forerunner; messenger sent by God to deliver his Word to his children. Ministering spirits sent forth to tend the heirs of Christ–to comfort, protect, guide, strengthen, teach, counsel, and warn. Cohorts of Light in the service of the Christed ones, the sons and daughters of God, throughout cosmos. An ‘angle’ of God’s consciousness–an aspect of his Self-awareness; a being fashioned by God out of his own flaming Presence to minister unto his Life in form. “And of the angels he saith, ‘Who maketh his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire.’”  The angelic hosts comprise an evolution set apart from mankind by their flaming selfhood and their purity of devotion to the Godhead and to the Archangels and hierarchs under whose command they serve. Their function is to concentrate, accelerate, and amplify the attributes of God on behalf of his creation. They minister to the needs of mankind by magnetizing Light to their auras, intensifying feelings of hope, faith, and charity, honor, integrity, courage, truth and freedom, mercy and justice, and every aspect of the crystal clarity of the Mind of God. Because of the blessedness of their unseen presence, the author of Hebrews said, “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers:  for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”–and in so saying made a point for the case that angels do take embodiment and move among us as our best friends and helpers, even when total strangers.

Metaphorically speaking, angels are electrons revolving around the Sun Presence that is God–electrons who have elected, by his will innate within them, to expand his consciousness in every plane of being. Angels are electrons who have been ‘charged’ with the light/en­ergy/consciousness of the Great Central Sun to be ‘elec­trodes’, i.e., pillars of God’s fiery presence acting as ‘step-down transformers’ of the ineffable Light, that his children might receive some hope of the glory that is to come midst the dark night of their karmic condition upon earth. Angels can assume human form or that of ‘rods’ and ‘cones’ or spirals and coils of concentrated energy that can be released for personal and planetary healing in answer to the call of the Christed ones as a literal transfusion of the Body and Blood of the Cosmic Christ wherever and whenever there is a need. There are angels of healing, protection, love, comfort and compassion, angels attending the cycles of birth and death, angels of the All-Seeing Eye of God who wield the flaming sword of Truth to cleave asunder the Real from the Unreal. There are types and orders of angels who perform specific services in the cosmic hierarchy, such as seraphim and cherubim, and angel devas who serve with the nature spirits and elementals of fire, air, water, and earth.

The fallen angels are those who followed Lucifer in the Great Rebellion and whose consciousness therefore “fell” to lower levels of vibration and awareness as they were by law “cast out into the earth” at the hand of Archangel Michael–­constrained, by the karma of their disobedience to God and his Christ and their blasphemy of his children, to take on and evolve through dense physical bodies. Here they walk about, as Peter said, seeking whosesoever souls and minds and bodies they may devour, sowing seeds of unrest and the Luciferian rebellion among the people through the subculture of rock music and drugs, the media, and their Babylonian cult of idolatry. They are known variously as the fallen ones, Luciferians, Watchers, Nephilim, “giants in the earth,” Satanists, Serpents, sons of Belial, etc. (Ps. 104:4; Heb. 1:7; 13:2; Rev. 12:9; Gen. 6:1-7. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch:  Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil, containing all the Enoch texts, including the Book of Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch.)

Angel deva.  See Deva.

Angel of the LORD. The presence of the Deity in angelic form. The Seven Archangels and their Archeiai ministering on the seven rays together with the five of the secret rays and the hierarchs of the thirteenth are the Angels of the LORD that “stand in the Presence of God” and are “sent from God” as his messengers to transmit the Light (Christ consciousness) of that I AM THAT I AM to his sons and daughters for the accomplishment of those dispensations that they announce. Unto Moses was revealed the I AM Presencethrough “the angel of the LORD who appeared unto him in a flame of fire,” which was the actual presence and person­ification of the I AM THAT I AM by Archangel Michael. This truth confirms the initiation conferred by God upon certain beings advanced in the heavenly hierarchy to actually bear in their person–in their chakras and auric field–the weight of God’s Presence. Even so have his prophets, messengers and Christed ones borne this “burden” of the LORD, as they were called to be his visible evangels in form, taking embodiment to minister with the angels, Archangels, cherubim, and seraphim on behalf of souls evolving in the earth planes.

(Luke 1:19; Exod. 3:2; Jer. 23:30-40; Zech. 9:1; 12:1; Hab. 1:1; Mal. 1:1.)

Antahkarana. (Skt. for “internal sense organ.”)  The web of life. The net of light spanning Spirit and Matter connecting and sensitizing the whole of creation within itself and to the heart of God.

Antichrist.  n. When capitalized, the specific embodiment of Absolute Evil, the Evil One. The planetary dweller-on-the-threshold. ”Little children, it is the last time:  and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.”  The term is also applied to such as Lucifer, Satan, the Watchers, Nephilim, and other fallen angels who “kept not their first estate,” who stand in opposition to Absolute Good. These betrayers of the Word have sworn allegiance to the powers of Death and Hell and vowed to destroy God incarnate in his Church, his saints and his little ones. When lowercased, a person or power antagonistic to the Christ, or Light, in Jesus and his own. adj. Having the characteristics of Antichrist, denying the Christ potential in the children of God, destroying souls by the perversion of the Person and Light of Christ.

(I John 2:18, 22; 4:3; II John 7; Gen. 6:1-7; Jude 6.)

Archangel. Hierarch of angelic hosts; the highest rank in the orders of angels. Each of the seven rays has a presiding Archangel who, with his divine complement, an Archeia, embodies the God consciousness of the ray and directs the bands of angels serving in their command on that ray. The Archangels and Archeiai of the rays and the location of their retreats are as follows:  First Ray, blue, Archangel Michaeland Faith, Banff, near Lake Louise, Canada. Second Ray, yellow, Archangel Jophiel and Christine, south of the Great Wall near Lanchow, north central China. Third Ray, petal pink, deep rose and ruby, Archangel Chamuel and Charity, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Fourth Ray, white and mother-­of-pearl, Archangel Gabriel and Hope, between Sacramento and Mount Shasta, California, USA. Fifth Ray, green, Archangel Raphael and Mary,Fátima, Portugal. Sixth Ray, purple and gold, ruby, Archangel Urieland Aurora, Tatra Mountains, south of Cracow, Poland. Seventh Ray, violet and purple, Archangel Zadkieland Holy Amethyst, Cuba.

(See Vials of the Seven Last Plagues:  The Judgments of Almighty God Delivered by the Seven Archangels.  Archangel Gabriel, Mysteries of the Holy Grail.  “The Class of the Archangels,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1981, vol. 24, Book I, nos. 4-15; 8-audiocassette album. “The Healing Power of Angels,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1986, vol. 29, Book I, nos. 25-34; Book II, nos. 51-57; 2 videocassette albums, 2 cassettes each; 2 audiocassette albums, 12 cassettes each. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Self-Healing Workshop with the Healing Power of Angels,” 3 audio­cassettes; “On the Healing Power of Angels:  Christ Wholeness–the Seven Rays of God,” 2 video­cassettes; 3 audiocassettes.)

Archangel Michael.  See Michael, Archangel.

Archangel Zadkiel.  See Zadkiel, Archangel.

Archeia (pl. Archeiai). Divine complement and twin flame (feminine polarity) of an Archangel.

Arhat. A Buddhist monk who has attained nirvana; one undergoing the initiations of the Buddha.

Ascended being.  See Ascended Master.

Ascended Master. One who, through Christ and the putting on of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus, has mastered time and space and in the process gained the mastery of the self in the four lower bodies and the four quadrants of Matter, in the chakras and the balanced threefold flame. An Ascended Master has also transmuted at least 51 percent of his karma, fulfilled his divine plan, and taken the initiations of the Ruby Ray unto the ritual of the ascension–acceleration by the sacred fire into the Presence of the I AM THAT I AM. An Ascended Master is one who inhabits the planes of Spirit, the kingdom of God (God’s conscious­ness), and may teach unascended souls in an etheric retreat or in the etheric cities on the etheric plane (the kingdom of heaven).

(Phil. 2:5.)

Ascension. The ritual whereby the soul reunites with the Spirit of the Living God, the I AM Presence.  The ascension is the culmination of the soul’s God-­victorious sojourn in time and space. It is the reward of the righteous that is the gift of God after the last judgment before the great white throne in which every man is judged “according to their works.”  The ascension was experienced by Enoch, of whom it is written that he “walked with God:  and he was not, for God took him”; by Elijah, who went up by a whirlwind into heaven; and by Jesus, although his ascension did not take place on the occasion when scripture records that he was taken up into a cloud into heaven. The Ascended Master El Morya has revealed that Jesus made his ascension from Shamballa after his passing in Kashmir at the age of 81 in A.D. 77. The reunion with God in the ascension, signifying the end of the rounds of karma and rebirth and the return to the LORD’s glory, is the goal of life for the sons and daughters of God.  Jesus said, “No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man.” By the salvation, ‘Self-­elevation’, the conscious raising up of the Son of God within her temple, the soul puts on her wedding garment to fulfill the office of the Son (Sun, or Light) of manifestation. The soul is made worthy by Jesus’ grace to be the bearer of his cross and his crown. Following the initiatic path of Jesus, she ascends through the Christ Self to her LORD, the I AM Presence, whence she descended.

(Rev. 20:12, 13; Gen. 5:24; II Kings 2:11; Luke 24:50, 51; Acts 1:9-11; John 3:13. See Serapis Bey, Dossier on the Ascension.  Elizabeth Clare Prophet, A Retreat on the Ascension–an Experience with God, 8-audiocassette album.)

Aspirant. One who aspires; specifically, one who aspires to reunion with God through the ritual of the ascension. One who aspires to overcome the conditions and limitations of time and space to fulfill the cycles of karma and one’s reason for being through the sacred labor.

Astral.  adj. Having or carrying the characteristics of the astral plane.  n. A frequency of time and space beyond the physical yet below the mental, corresponding with the emotional body of man and the collective unconscious of the race. Because the astral plane has been muddied by impure human thought and feeling, the term “astral” is also used in a negative context to refer to that which is impure or “psychic.”  See also Psychic.

Astral body.  See Emotional body.

Astral plane. The repository of the collective thought/feeling patterns, conscious and unconscious, of mankind. The pristine purpose of this band, or frequency, is for the amplification of the pure thoughts and feelings of God in man. Instead it has been polluted with the impure records (vibrations) of the race memory multiplied ad infinitum by an evolution caught in the riptides and repetitive cycles of its own negativity.

Atlantis. The island continent that existed where the Atlantic Ocean now is and that sank in cataclysm (the Flood of Noah) approximately 11,600 years ago as calculated by James Churchward. Vividly depicted by Plato; ‘seen’ and described by Edgar Cayce in his readings; recalled in scenes from Taylor Caldwell’s Romance of Atlantis; scientifically explored and authenticated by the late German scientist Otto Muck, who fixed the time and date of her destruction (by an asteroid that plunged into the Bermuda Triangle with the force of 30,000 hydrogen bombs) at 8 p.m. June 5, 8498 b.c.!  In his dialogues, Plato recounts that on “the island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire” that ruled Africa as far as Egypt, Europe as far as Italy, and “parts of the con­tinent” (thought to be a reference to America, specifically Central America, Peru, and the Valley of the Mississippi). It has been postulated that Atlantis and the small islands to its east and west formed a continuous bridge of land from America to Europe and Africa.

(James Churchward, The Lost Continent of Mu [1931; reprint, New York:  Paperback Library Edition, 1968], p. 226. Otto Muck, The Secret of Atlantis [New York:  Pocket Books, 1979]. Ignatius Donnelly, Atlantis:  The Antediluvian World [New York:  Dover Publications, 1976], pp. 11, 23, 173, 473. For lectures on Atlantis delivered by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, based on the Teachings of the Ascended Masters and A Dweller on Two Planets by Phylos the Tibetan, send for a Summit University Press catalog.)

Aura. A luminous emanation or ‘electromagnetic’ field surrounding the physical body, often equated with the astral body.  A halo or nimbus associated with the saints, originating in the soul and soul blueprint, which mirrors by free will the heavenly or the earthly patterns. The distinctive radiation of sentient life and inorganic objects as captured in Kirlian photography. Breath or atmosphere surrounding and interpenetrating the four lower bodies of man and his chakras upon which the impress­ions, thoughts, feelings, words, and actions of the individual are registered, including his karma and the records of past lives. The highly charged circle of sacred firesurrounding Christ, an Ascended Master, angel,  Elohim or Cosmic Being, transferable as ‘grace’ to whomsoever they will it. A spiritual corona, referred to as the L-field or Life-field (astral/etheric sheath) surrounding mankind and organic life that both regulates and reflects the health, vitality, and longevity of the physical body or organism.

(See Kuthumi, Studies of the Human Aura, and Djwal Kul, Intermediate Studies of the Human Aura; both published in The Human Aura.  Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Control of the Human Aura through the Science of the Spoken Word, 2-audiocassette album.)

Avatar. (Skt. avatara ‘descent’, from avatarati ‘he descends’, from ava- ‘away’ + tarati ‘he crosses over’.)  The incarnation of the Word; the descent or crossing-over of the Universal Christ from the plane of Spirit to the plane of Matter. The avatar of an age is the Christ, the incarnation of the Son of God (Vishnu), the Second Person of the Trinity. The avatar, with his divine complement, Shakti, or twin flame, “outpictures” and “outplays” in con­sciousness and in the four lower bodies the archetypal pattern of the Father-Mother God for the evolution of souls in a two-thousand-year cycle. The principal avatars of an age are two in number–the masculine and feminine prototypes who embody and show  by their example the path of initiation designated by the solar hierarchies responsible for the lifewaves moving toward the center of the Cosmic Christ through the Open Door (the Teacher and Teaching) of that two-­thousand-year dispensation. According to mankind’s karma, the evolutionary status quo of the children of God (their soul progress or lack of it in previous dispensations), and the requirements of the Logos, the Manus may designate numerous Christed ones–those endued with an extraordinary Light–to go forth as world teachers and wayshowers. The Christed ones demonstrate in a given epoch the Law of the Logos, stepped down through the Manu(s) and the avatar(s) until it is made flesh through their own Word and Work–to be ultimately victorious in its fulfillment in all souls of Light sent forth to conquer time and space in that era.

Ballard, Guy W.  Messenger for the Great White Brotherhood from the late 1920s to the year 1939, when he made his ascension on December 31. Now the Ascended Master Godfre, he ensouls the consciousness of God-obedience. He was embodied as Richard the Lion-Hearted and as George Washington. In his final embodiment, with his wife and twin flame, Edna Ballard (who ascended February 12, 1971), he founded the I AM movement under the direction of the Ascended Master Saint Germain.  His pen name was Godfré Ray King, hers Lotus Ray King. Their most important works are Unveiled Mysteries, The Magic Presence, and The “I AM” Discourses.

Bodhisattva. A Sanskrit term meaning literally a being of bodhi (or enlightenment), a being destined for enlightenment, or one whose energy and power is directed toward enlightenment. A Bodhisattva is one who is destined to become a Buddha but has foregone the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all children of God on earth. In the Mahayana school of Buddhism, becoming a Bodhisattva is the goal of the Path. The path of the Bodhisattva is generally divided into ten stages, called bhumis. The Bodhisattva strives to progress from one stage to the next until he obtains enlightenment.

(See the following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet: “Lord Maitreya:  The Coming Buddha Who Has Come” and “The Path of the Bodhisattva:  The Historical Maitreya,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1984, vol. 27, Book I, pp. 1-76; Book II, pp. 1-74. ”The Path of the Bodhisattva:  Confession,” 1 videocassette; 2 audio­cassettes. “The Path of the Bodhisattva:  The Guru-Chela Relationship–Marpa and Milarepa,” 3 audiocassettes. “The Age of Maitreya,” 1 video­cassette; 2 audiocassettes. “The Buddhic Essence,” two 1-hr. TV shows on video; 4 audiocassettes.)

Bodies of man. The four lower bodies are four sheaths consisting of four distinct frequencies that surround the soul–the physical, emotional, mental, and etheric–providing vehicles for the soul in her journey through time and space. The etheric sheath, highest in vibration, is the gateway to the three higher bodies, which are the Christ Self, the I AM Presence, and the Causal Body. See also Chart of Your Divine Self, Etheric body, Mental body, Emotional body, and Physical body.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 164-73; The Lost Teachings of Jesus I,softbound, pp. 224-26; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 66-69.)

Body elemental. A being of nature (ordinarily invisible and functioning unnoticed in the physical octave) that serves the soul from the moment of its first incarnation in the planes of Mater to tend the physical body.  About three feet high and resembling the individual whom he serves, the body elemental, working with the guardian angel under the regenerative Christ Self, is the unseen friend and helper of man. See also Elementals.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 455-64.)

Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva.  The Hindu Trinity of Creator, Preserver, Destroyer/Deliverer. Brahma (God the Father) is seen as the Creator, Vishnu (God the Son) is seen as the Preserver, and Shiva (God the Holy Spirit) is seen as the Destroyer of Evil, hence the Deliverer of souls.

(See Saint Germain On Alchemy, pp. 316-20.)

Brotherhood.  See Great White Brotherhood.

Brothers and Sisters of the Golden Robe. An order of ascended and unascended beings dedicated to the illumination of mankind through the flame of wisdom, headed by the Ascended Master Kuthumi, with retreats on the etheric plane in Shigatse and Kashmir.

(See Kuthumi, “The ‘Second Coming’ of the Saints,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, pp. 781-82V_32A,    786V_32B.)

Buddha. (From Skt. budh ‘awake’, ‘know’, ‘per­ceive’.) Buddha means “the enlightened one.”  It denotes an office in the spiritual hierarchy of worlds that is attained by passing certain initiations of the sacred fire, including those of the seven rays of the Holy Spiritand of the five secret rays, the raising of the Feminine Ray (sacred fire of the Kundalini), and the “mastery of the seven in the seven multiplied by the power of the ten.”

(See Djwal Kul, Intermediate Studies of the Human Aura, chap. 10; also published in The Human Aura.)

Gautama attained the enlightenment of the Buddha twenty-five centuries ago, a path he had pursued through many previous embodiments culminating in his forty-­nine-day meditation under the Bo tree; hence he is called Gautama, the Buddha. He holds the office of Lord of the World, sustaining, by his Causal Body and threefold flame, the divine spark and consciousness in the evolutions of earth approaching the path of personal Christhood.  His aura of Love/Wisdom ensouling the planet issues from his incomparable devotion to the Divine Mother. He is the hierarch of Shamballa, the original retreat of Sanat Kumara now on the etheric plane over the Gobi Desert. On April 18, 1981, the beloved Gautama Buddha established his Western Shamballa in America’s wilderness at the northern border of Yellowstone National Park at the Inner Retreat of the Royal Teton Ranch. See also Lord of the World, Shamballa.

(See Gautama Buddha, “Quietly Comes the Buddha,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1975, vol. 18, nos. 17-29; Pearls of Wisdom, 1983, vol. 26. Elizabeth Clare Prophet,”The Message of the Inner Buddha,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, nos. 28-30; A Message of Perfect Love from the Heart of Gautama Buddha, 3-audiocassette album; Peace in the Flame of Buddha, 2-audiocassette album; The Buddha and the Mother, 6-audiocassette album; The Buddhas in Winter, 16-audiocassette album; “Insatiable Desire:  The Enemy Within” and “The Eightfold Path of Self-Mastery,” two 1-hr. TV shows on video; 2 audiocassettes.)

Lord Maitreya, the Cosmic Christ, has also passed the initiations of the Buddha. He is the long-awaited Coming Buddha who has come to the fore to teach all who have departed from the way of the Great Guru, Sanat Kumara, from whose lineage both he and Gautama descended. In the history of the planet, there have been numerous Buddhas who have served the evolutions of mankind through the steps and stages of the path of the Bodhisattva. In the East Jesus is referred to as the Buddha Issa. He is the World Saviour by the Love/Wisdom of the Godhead. See also Lord Maitreya, Bodhisattva.

(See the following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet:  The Lost Years of Jesus. “Lord Maitreya:  The Coming Buddha Who Has Come” and “The Path of the Bodhisattva:  The Historical Maitreya,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1984, vol. 27, Book I, pp. 1-76; Book II, pp. 1-74. ”The Path of the Bodhisattva:  The Historical Maitreya,” 2 audio­cassettes.)

In the 1960s, nine unascended lifestreams who had passed the initiations of the Buddha volunteered to embody to assist the evolutions of earth during their difficult and dangerous transition into the age of Aquarius. Their world service will be recognized when they have reached the age of the Christic and Buddhic example, age thirty-three to thirty-six. On January 1, 1983, Gautama Buddha announced that nine Buddhas who had been in nirvana for nine hundred years were descending the shaft of light to enter the hearts of nine individuals upon this planet and, by their Electronic Presence, to enter the forcefield of thousands of dedicated hearts. Gautama also released the dispensation that every prayer, mantra, and chant of devotees of Christ and Buddha from that time on would be multiplied by the power of the heart of Gautama and the nine Buddhas.

Carnal mind. The human ego, the human will, and the human intellect; self-awareness without the Christ; the animal nature of man, called mechanization man and the mechanization concept by the Master R; called the dweller-on-the-threshold in esoteric tradition. For the apostle Paul, “the carnal mind is enmity against God:  for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.”

(Rom. 8:7. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Lost Teachings of Jesus:  On the Enemy Within,” 2 audio­cassettes. Pearls of Wisdom, 1983, vol. 26, pp. 50, 383-91, 429-54; 1985, vol. 28, Book I, pp. 84, 85-93, 97; 1986, vol. 29, Book I, pp. 199, 203, 210-12.)

Causal Body. The body of First Cause; seven concentric spheres of light and consciousness surrounding the I AM Presence in the planes of Spirit, whose momentums, added to by the Good–the LORD’s Word and Works manifested by the soul in all past lives–are accessible today, moment by moment as we need them. One’s spiritual resources and creativity–talents, graces, gifts and genius, garnered through exemplary service on the seven rays–may be drawn forth from the Causal Body through invocation made to the I AM Presence in the name of the Christ Self.  The Causal Body is the place where we “lay up treasure in heaven”–­the storehouse of every good and perfect thing that is a part of our true identity. In addition, the great spheres of the Causal Body are the dwelling place of the Most High God to which Jesus referred when he said, “In my Father’s house are many man­sions….I go to prepare a place for you….I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I AM [where I, the incarnate Christ, AM in the I AM Presence], there ye may be also.”  The Causal Body is the mansion, or habitation, of the Spirit of the I AM THAT I AM to which the soul returns through Christ Jesus and the individual Christ Self in the ritual of the ascension. The Causal Body as the star of each man’s individual­ization of the God Flame was referred to by Paul when he said, “One star differeth from another star in glory.”  See alsoChart of Your Divine Self.

(Matt. 6:19-21; John 14:2, 3; I Cor. 15:41.)

Cave of Symbols.  Etheric as well as physical retreat of the Master Saint Germain located at Table Mountain in the Rocky Mountains in the environs of Wyoming. Here initiates of the Seventh Ray are taken in their finer bodies to prepare for the ascension. Those who qualify receive teachings directly from the Master Alchemist in the sacred mysteries of Christhood as well as the science and technology of the new age. In the chemical and electrical labora­tories of this retreat, scientists are perfecting formulas and inventions that they have been permitted to take from hermetically sealed cities at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, which have been protected since the sinking of Atlantis. Saint Germain is the guardian of the records of advanced scientific and spiritual achievements of ancient civilizations that will be brought forth in the golden age of Aquarius–to which Saint Germain and his studies in alchemy open the door. Three focuses at the Cave of Symbols designed to assist souls in the ascension process are the Atomic Accelerator, the Crystal Mirror, and the Sphere of Light.

(See Pearls of Wisdom, 1977, vol. 20, pp. 184, 192.)

Central sun. A vortex of energy, physical or spiritual, central to systems of worlds that it thrusts from, or gathers unto, itself by the central sun magnet. Whether in the microcosm or the Macrocosm, the central sun is the principal energy source, vortex, or nexus of energy interchange in atoms, cells, man (the heart center), amidst plant life and the core of the earth. The Great Central Sun, also called the Great Hub, is the center of cosmos; the point of integration of the Spirit-Matter cosmos; the point of origin of all physical-spiritual creation; the nucleus, or white fire core, of the Cosmic Egg.  (The God Star, Sirius, is the focus of the Great Central Sun in our sector of the galaxy.)  The Sun behind the sun is the spiritual Cause behind the physical effect we see as our own physical sun and all other stars and star systems, seen or unseen, including the Great Central Sun. The Sun behind the sun of cosmos is perceived as the Cosmic Christ–the Word by whom the formless was endowed with form and spiritual worlds were draped with physi­cality. Likewise, the Sun behind the sun is the Son of God individ­ualized in the Christ Self, shining in all his splendor behind the soul and its interpenetrating sheaths of consciousness called the four lower bodies.  It is the Son of man–the ‘Sun’ of every mani­festation of God. The Sun behind the sun is referred to as the “Sun of righteousness,” which does heal the mind, illumine the soul and light all her house, and as “the glory of God,” the Light of the City Foursquare.

(Mal. 4:2; Rev. 21:23.)

Chakra. (Skt. for “wheel,” “disc,” “circle.”) Term used to denote the centers of light anchored in the etheric body and governing the flow of energy to the four lower bodies of man.  There are seven major chakras corresponding to the seven rays, five minor chakras corresponding to the five secret rays, and a total of 144 light centers in the body of man. The seven major chakras, their rays, Sanskrit names, and colors are as follows:  First Ray, throat, Vishuddha, blue; Second Ray, crown, Sahasrara, yellow; Third Ray, heart,Anahata, pink; Fourth Ray, base-of-the-spine, Muladhara, white; Fifth Ray, third eye, Ajna, green; Sixth Ray, solar plexus,Manipura, purple and gold; Seventh Ray, seat-of-the-soul, Svadhishthana, violet.

(See Djwal Kul, Intermediate Studies of the Human Aura, also published in The Human Aura.  Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 261-91, color plates following p. 260; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 114-55. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mother’s Chakra Meditations–From My Heart to Buddha, 8-audiocassette album; Saint Germain’s Heart Meditation I, audio­cassette.)

Chamuel.  See Archangel.

Chart of Your Divine Self. There are three figures represented in the Chart, which we will refer to as the upper figure, the middle figure, and the lower figure. The upper figure is the I AM Presence, the I AM THAT I AM, the in­dividualization of God’s presence for every son and daughter of the Most High. The Divine Monad consists of the I AM Presence surrounded by the spheres (color rings) of light that make up the body of First Cause, or Causal Body.  These spheres are the many mansions of the Father’s house where we lay up for ourselves “treasures in heaven.”  Our treasures are our words and works worthy of our Creator, positive thoughts and feelings, our victories for the right, and the virtues we have embodied to the glory of God. When we judiciously exercise our free will,the energies of God that we harmoniously qualify automatically ascend to our Causal Body. These energies are deposited in the spheres of light that correspond to the seven chakras and the seven color rays we use in our creative activities. They accrue to our lifestream as “talents,” which we may increase as we put them to good use lifetime after lifetime.

The middle figure in the Chart is the Mediator between God and man, called the Holy Christ Self, the Real Self, or the Christ consciousness.  It has also been referred to as the Higher Mental Body or one’s Higher Consciousness. This Inner Teacher overshadows the lower self, which consists of the soul evolving through the four planes of Matter using the vehicles of the four lower bodies (the etheric, or memory, body; the mental body; the emotional, or desire, body; and the physical body) to balance karma and fulfill the divine plan.

The three figures of the Chart correspond to the Trinity of Father, who always includes the Mother (the upper figure), Son (the middle figure), and Holy Spirit (the lower figure). The latter is the intended temple of the Holy Spirit, whose sacred fire is indicated in the enfolding violet flame.  The lower figure corresponds to you as a disciple on the Path. Your soul is the nonpermanent aspect of being, which is made permanent through the ritual of the ascension. The ascension is the process whereby the soul, having balanced her karma and fulfilled her divine plan, merges first with the Christ consciousness and then with the living Presence of the I AM THAT I AM. Once the ascension has taken place, the soul, the nonpermanent aspect of being, becomes the Incorruptible One, a permanent atom in the Body of God. The Chart of Your Divine Self is therefore a diagram of yourself–past, present, and future.

The lower figure represents the son of man or child of the Light evolving beneath his own ‘Tree of Life’.  This is how you should visualize yourself standing in the violet flame, which you invoke daily in the name of the I AM Presence and your Holy Christ Self in order to purify your four lower bodies in preparation for the ritual of the alchemical marriage–your soul’s union with the Beloved, your Holy Christ Self. The lower figure is surrounded by a tube of light, which is projected from the heart of the I AM Presence in answer to your call. It is a cylinder of white light that sustains a forcefield of protection twenty-four hours a day, so long as you guard it in harmony. The threefold flame of Life is the divine spark sent from the I AM Presence as the gift of life, consciousness and free will. It is sealed in the secret chamber of the heart that through the Love, Wisdom and Power of the Godhead anchored therein the soul may fulfill her reason for being in the physical plane. Also called the Christ Flame and the liberty flame, or fleur-de-lis, it is the spark of a man’s Divinity, his potential for Christhood.

The silver (or crystal) cord is the stream of life, or “lifestream,” that descends from the heart of the I AM Presence to the Holy Christ Self to nourish and sustain (through the chakras) the soul and its vehicles of expression in time and space. It is over this ‘umbilical’ cord that the energy of the Presence flows, entering the being of man at the crown and giving impetus for the pulsation of the threefold flame as well as the physical heartbeat. When a round of the soul’s incarnation in Matter-form is finished, the I AM Presence withdraws the silver cord, whereupon the threefold flame returns to the level of the Christ, and the soul clothed in the etheric garment gravitates to the highest level of her attainment, where she is schooled between embodiments until her final incarnation when the Great Law decrees she shall go out no more.

The dove of the Holy Spirit descending from the heart of the Father is shown just above the head of the Christ. When the son of man puts on and becomes the Christ consciousness as Jesus did, he merges with the Holy Christ Self. The Holy Spirit is upon him and the words of the Father, the beloved I AM Presence, are spoken, “This is my beloved Son in whom I AM well pleased.”

(Matt. 3:17. See the Keepers of the Flame Lessons. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest MountainThe Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 205-59, 267-68; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 43-110, 126-27. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, chap. 37.)

Chela. (Hindi cela from Skt. ceta ‘slave’, i.e., ‘servant’.) In India, a disciple of a religious teacher or guru. A term used generally to refer to a student of the Ascended Masters and their teachings. Specifically, a student of more than ordinary self-discipline and devotion initiated by an Ascended Master and serving the cause of the Great White Brotherhood. See also Discipleship.

(See El Morya, The Chela and the Path:  Meeting the Challenge of Life in the Twentieth Century.)

Cherub (pl. cherubim). Member of an order of angelic beings devoted to the expansion and protection of the flame of love, wielding the sword and the judgment of the Ruby Ray and the Holy Spirit.  Hence the LORD God “placed at the east [gate] (the gate of the Christ consciousness) of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.”  Even so the LORD instructed Moses to fashion cherubim of gold as focuses of these true angelic guardians of the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant. Tradi­tionally, God dwelt between the cherubim and spoke to Moses from the mercy seat–the altar of the I AM Presence, whose Law, engraven on tablets of stone, was carried in the ark from place to place in their wilderness wanderings. David describes the LORD riding upon a cherub, flying upon the wings of the wind. Ezekiel portrays the cherubim as four-winged, four-faced creatures accompanied by whirling wheels. The cherub may be identified with the winged karibu, ”intercessor” in Mesopotamian texts, portrayed as a sphinx, griffin, or winged human creature. Throughout cosmos, the wise and strong cherubim are found in manifold aspects of service to God and his offspring.

(Gen. 3:24; Exod. 25:17-22; II Sam. 22:11; Ezek. 1, 10.)

Chohan.  Lord or master; a chief. Each of the seven rays has a Chohan who focuses the Christ consciousness of the ray, which is indeed the law of the ray governing its righteous use in man. Having ensouled and demonstrated this law of the ray throughout numerous incarnations, and taken initiations both before and after the ascension, the candidate is appointed to the office of Chohan by the Maha Chohan, “Great Lord,” who is himself the representative of the Holy Spirit on all the rays. The names of the Chohans of the Rays (each one an Ascended Master representing one of the seven rays to earth’s evolutions) and the locations of their physical/etheric focuses are as follows:  First Ray, El Morya, Retreat of God’s Will, Darjeeling, India. Second Ray, Lanto, Royal Teton Retreat, Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. Third Ray, Paul the Venetian, Château de Liberté, southern France, with a focus of the threefold flame at the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C. Fourth Ray, Serapis Bey, the Ascension Temple and Retreat at Luxor, Egypt. Fifth Ray, Hilarion (the apostle Paul), Temple of Truth, Crete. Sixth Ray, Nada, Arabian Retreat, Saudi Arabia. Seventh Ray, Saint Germain, Royal Teton Retreat, Grand Teton, Wyoming; Cave of Symbols, Table Mountain, Wyoming. Saint Germain also works out of the Great Divine Director’s focuses–the Cave of Light in India and the Rakoczy Mansion in Transylvania, where Saint Germain presides as hierarch.

(See “Messages from the Seven Chohans of the Rays,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1968, vol. 11, nos. 1-7. The Seven Chohans, the Maha Chohan, and the World Teachers, “The Opening of the Temple Doors,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1973, vol. 16, nos. 10-19. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays;  The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 149-226; or pocketbook, Book Three, pp. 105-200. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Lords of the Seven Rays on Crystals, with Chakra Initiations,” 4 audiocassettes; “Lords of the Seven Rays:  Find the Perfect Master and Crystal for You,” two 1-hr. TV shows on video.)

Christ. (From the Gk. Christos ‘anointed’.) Messiah (Heb., Aram. ‘anointed’); ‘Christed one’, one fully endued and infilled–­anointed–by the Light (the Son) of God. The Word, the Logos, the Second Person of the Trinity, “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth….That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.”  In the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the term “Christ” corresponds to or is the incarnation of Vishnu, the Preserver; Avatara, God-man, Dispeller of Darkness, Guru.

The Universal Christ is the mediator between the planes of Spirit and the planes of Matter; personified as the Christ Self, he is the mediator between the Spirit of God and the soul of man. The Universal Christ sustains the nexus of (the figure-eight flow of) consciousness through which the energies of the Father (Spirit) pass to his children for the crystalli­zation (Christ-realization) of the God Flame by their souls’ strivings in the cosmic womb (matrix) of the Mother (Matter). This process is called material­ization (Mater-realization), ”The Descent.”  The process whereby the soul’s coalesced energies of the Mother pass through the nexus of the Christ consciousness to the Father is the acceleration called spiritualization (Spirit-realization), ”The Ascent.”  Another name for the process whereby the soul’s energy returns from Matter to Spirit is sublimation (sublime action), or transmu­tation. The consummation of this process is experienced by the soul, now one with the Son, as the ascension–union with the Spirit of the I AM Presence, the Father. The ascension is the fulfillment in heaven of Jesus’ promise on earth:  “At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you….If a man love me, he will keep my words:  and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.”

The fusion of the energies of the positive and negative polarity of the Godhead in the creation takes place through the Universal Christ, the Logos without whom “was not any thing made that was made.”  The flow of light from the Macrocosm to the microcosm, from the Spirit (the I AM Presence) to the soul and back again over the figure-eight spiral, is fulfilled through this blessed mediator, who is Christ, the LORD, the true incarnation of the I AM THAT I AM. Because Jesus Christ is that embodied Word he can say, “I AM [the I AM in me is] the Open Door (to heaven and earth) which no man can shut” and “All Power is given unto me [through the I AM in me] in heaven and in earth” and “Behold, I AM [the I AM in me is] alive forevermore–as Above, so below–and have the keys of the kingdom of heaven and the keys of hell and death, and to whomsoever the Father wills I give it, and it is given in his name.”  This which is affirmed even today by the Ascended Master Jesus Christ is also affirmed in your behalf by your beloved Christ Self. Thus the Universal Christ of the one Son and the many does indeed mediate the Presence of the I AM to you through your very own beloved Holy Christ Self. This is the true Communion of the Cosmic Christ whose Body (Consciousness) was ‘broken’, shared, individualized, for every child of the Father’s heart. The Sons of God hold the Maxim Light in trust for the babes in Christ.

The term “Christ” or “Christed one” also denotes an office in hierarchy held by those who have attained self-mastery on the seven rays and the seven chakras of the Holy Spirit.  Christ-mastery includes the balancing of the threefold flame–the divine attributes of Power, Wisdom, and Love–for the harmonization of consciousness and the implementation of the mastery of the seven rays in the chakras and in the four lower bodies through the Mother Flame (raised Kundalini). At the hour designated for the ascension, the soul thus anointed raises the spiral of the threefold flame from beneath the feet through the entire form for the transmutation of every atom and cell of her being, consciousness, and world. (See p. 376.)  The saturation and acceleration of the four lower bodies and the soul by this transfiguring light of the Christ Flame takes place in part during the initiation of the transfiguration, increasing through the resurrection and gaining full intensity in the ritual of the ascension.

The individual Christ Self, the personal Christ, is the initiator of every living soul. When the individual passes these several initiations on the path of Christhood, including the “slaying of the dweller-on-the-threshold,” he earns the right to be called a Christed one and gains the title of son or daughter of God.  Some who have earned that title in past ages have either compromised that attainment altogether or failed to manifest it in subsequent incarnations. In this age the Logos requires them to bring forth their inner God-mastery and to perfect it on the physical plane while in physical embodiment. Therefore, to assist the sons and daughters of God in making their manifestation commensurate with their inner Light, the Masters of the Great White Brotherhood have released their teachings through the Ascended Masters and their Messengers in this century. And Saint Germain founded the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity providing graded monthly lessons to the members of this order, dedicated to keep the flame of Life throughout the world. Prior to the successful passing of the initiations of discipleship, the individual is referred to as a child of God in contrast to the term “Son of God,” which denotes full Christhood wherein the soul in and as the Son of man is become one in the Son of God after the example of Christ Jesus.

Expanding the consciousness of the Christ, the Christed one moves on to attain the realization of the Christ consciousness at a planetary level and is able to hold the balance of the Christ Flame on behalf of the evolutions of the planet. When this is achieved, he assists members of the heavenly hierarchy who serve under the office of the World Teachers and the planetary Christ. See also Chart of Your Divine Self, Jesus.

(John 1:1-14; 14:20, 23. Compare Rev. 3:8; Matt. 28:18; Rev. 1:18.)

Christ consciousness. The consciousness or awareness of the self in and as the Christ; the attainment of a level of consciousness commensurate with that which was realized by Jesus, the Christ. The Christ consciousness is the realization within the soul of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus. It is the attainment of the balanced action of Power, Wisdom, and Love–of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit–and the purity of the Mother through the balanced threefold flame within the heart. It is Faith perfected in the desire to do God’s Will, Hope in the salvation of Christ Jesus by the path of his righteousness performed in us, and Charity’s excellence in purest Love of giving and receiving in the LORD. (Phil. 2:5.)

Christ Self. The individualized focus of “the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth.”  The Universal Christ individualized as the true identity of the soul; the Real Self of every man, woman, and child to which the soul must rise. The Christ Self is the mediator between a man and his God. He is a man’s own personal Teacher, Master, and Prophet who officiates as High Priest before the altar of the Holy of Holies (I AM Presence) of every man’s temple made without hands.  The advent of the universal awareness of the Christ Self in God’s people on earth is foretold by the prophets as the descent of THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, also called the BRANCH, in the Universal Age at hand. When one achieves the fullness of soul-identification with the Christ Self, he is called a Christed, or anointed, one, and the Son of God is seen shining through the Son of man.

(John 1:14; Isa. 11:1; Jer. 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16; Zech. 3:8; 6:12. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 148-60, 340-41, 368-69; The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 240-45; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 86-92. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, pp. 53-57, 479-86, 494-98; “Jesus Christ, Avatar of the Ages,” 1 videocassette; 2 audiocassettes.)

City Foursquare. The New Jerusalem; archetype of golden-age, etheric cities of light that exist even now on the etheric plane (in heaven) and are waiting to be lowered into physical manifestation (on earth). Saint John the Revelator saw the descent of the Holy City as the immaculate geometry of that which is to be and now is in the invisible realms of light:  “And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven.”  Thus, in order that this vision and prophecy be fulfilled Jesus taught us to pray with the authority of the spoken Word, “Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven!”  Metaphysically speaking, the City Foursquare is the mandala of the four planes and the quadrants of the Matter universe; the four sides of the Great Pyramid of Christ’s consciousness focused in the Matter spheres. The twelve gates are gates of Christ’s consciousness marking the lines and the degrees of the initiations he has prepared for his disciples. The twelve gates are the open doors to the twelve qualities of the Cosmic Christ sustained by the twelve solar hierarchies (who are emanations of the Universal Christ) on behalf of all who are endued with the Spirit’s all-consuming fiery Love, all who would in grace “enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise.”

Unascended souls may invoke the mandala of the City Foursquare for the fulfillment of the Christ conscious­ness, as Above, so below. The City Foursquare contains the blueprint of the solar (soul) identity of the 144,000 archetypes of the sons and daughters of Godnecessary to focus the Divine Wholeness of his con­sciousness in a given dispensation. The Light of the city is emitted from the I AM Presence; that of the Lamb, the Cosmic Christ, from the Christ Self.  The jewels are the 144 focuses and frequencies of Light anchored in the chakras of the Cosmic Christ.

(Rev. 21:2, 9-27; Ps. 100:4.)

Color rays.  See Seven rays.

Cosmic Being. (1) An Ascended Master who has attained cosmic consciousness and ensouls the light/energy/con­sciousness of many worlds and systems of worlds across the galaxies to the Sun behind the Great Central Sun.  (2) A being of God who has never descended below the level of the Christ, never taken physical embodiment, made human karma or engaged in sin but has remained a part of the Cosmic Virgin and holds a cosmic balance for the return of souls from the vale (veil) of sorrows to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Mother.

Cosmic Clock. The science of charting the cycles of the soul’s karma and initiations on the twelve lines of the Clock under the twelve hierarchies of the Great Central Sun.  Taught by Mother Mary to Mark and Elizabeth Prophet for sons and daughters of God returning to the Law of the One and their point of origin beyond the worlds of form and lesser causation.

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Cosmic Clock:  Psychology for the Aquarian Man and Woman,” in The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History, and Religion of America, chap. 15; The ABC’s of Your Psychology on the Cosmic Clock:  Charting the Cycles of Karma and Initiation, 8-audiocassette album; “Seminar on the Cosmic Clock:  Charting the Cycles of Your Karma, Psychology and Spiritual Powers on the Cosmic Clock,” 2 audiocassettes and accom­panying packet of study materials.)

Cosmic consciousness. (1) God’s awareness of himself in and as the cosmos. (2) Man’s awareness of himself as he lives, moves, and has being within the spheres of God’s cosmic Self-awareness. The awareness of oneself fulfilling the cycles of the cosmos in and through the Great God Self; the awareness of the self as a part of God in cosmic dimensions; the attainment of initiations through the blessedness of the Cosmic Christ leading to God Self-realization in the Universal One.

Cosmic Egg. The spiritual-material universe, including a seemingly endless chain of galaxies, star systems, worlds known and unknown, whose center, or white fire core, is called the Great Central Sun. The Cosmic Egg has both a spiritual and a material center. Although we may discover and observe the Cosmic Egg from the standpoint of our physical senses and perspective, all of the dimensions of Spirit can also be known and experienced within the Cosmic Egg. For the God who created the Cosmic Egg and holds it in the hollow of his hand is also the God Flame expanding hour by hour within his very own sons and daughters. The Cosmic Egg represents the bounds of man’s habitation in this cosmic cycle. Yet, as God is everywhere throughout and beyond the Cosmic Egg, so by his Spirit within us we daily awaken to new dimensions of Being, soul-satisfied in conformity with his Likeness.

Cosmic hierarchy. The universal chain of individualized God-free beings fulfilling the attributes and aspects of God’s infinite Selfhood. Included in the cosmic hierarchical scheme are Solar Logoi, Elohim, Sons and Daughters of God,  ascended and unascended Masters with their circles of chelas, Cosmic Beings, the twelve solar hierarchies, Archangels and angels of the sacred fire, children of the Light and nature spirits, called elementals, and twin flames of the Alpha-Omega polarity sponsoring planetary and galactic systems. This universal order of the Father’s own Self-expression is the means whereby God in the Great Central Sun steps down the Presence and Power of his Universal Being/Consciousness in order that succeeding evolutions in time and space, from the least unto the greatest, might come to know the wonder of his Love. The level of one’s spiritual/physical attainment–measured by one’s balanced self-awareness “hid with Christ in God” and demonstrating his Law, by his Love, in the Spirit-Matter cosmos–is the criterion establishing one’s placement on this ladder of life called hierarchy.

In the third century, Origen of Alexandria set forth his conception of a hierarchy of beings, ranging from angels to human beings to demons and beasts. This renowned scholar and theologian of the early Church, who set forth the chief cornerstone of Christ’s doctrine and upon whose works subsequent Church fathers, doctors, and theologians built their traditions, taught that souls are assigned to their respective offices and duties based on previous actions and merits, and that each one has the opportunity to ascend or descend in rank. Many beings of the heavenly hierarchy are named in the Book of Revelation. Apart from the false hierarchy of Antichrist, including the reprobate angels, some of the members of the Great White Brotherhood accounted for by Jesus are Alpha and Omega,the Seven Spirits, the angels of the seven churches, the Four and Twenty Elders, the four beasts, the saints robed in white, the Two Witnesses, the God of the Earth, the Woman clothed with the Sun and her Manchild, Archangel Michael and his angels, the Lamb and his wife, the one hundred and forty-four thousand who have the Father’s name written in their foreheads, the angel of the Everlasting Gospel, the seven angels (i.e., the Archangels of the seven rays) which stood before God, the angel clothed with a cloud and a rainbow upon his head, the seven thunders, the Faithful and True and his armies, and him that sat upon the great white throne. See also Elohim (Rev. 1:4, 8, 11, 20; 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 4, 5, 7, 14; 4:2-10; 5:2, 6, 11; 6:9-11; 7:1, 2, 9, 13, 14; 8:2; 10:1, 3, 7; 11:3, 4; 12:1, 5, 7; 14:1, 3-6, 14-19; 15:1; 16:1-4, 8, 10, 12, 17; 17:1; 18:1, 21; 19:4, 7, 11-17; 20:1; 21:6, 9; 22:13. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History and Religion of America, pp. 83-101. Origen, On First Principles.)

Cosmic law. That law which governs mathematically, yet with the spontaneity of mercy’s flame, all manifestation throughout the cosmos in the planes of Spirit and Matter.

Cosmic Virgin. The Divine Mother, specifically in her immaculate awareness (cosmic consciousness) of our Divine Wholeness maintained on behalf of us all–we who are the children of her Sun Presence swimming in her cosmic womb. The Omega whose sound, “Om,” leads to the soundless Sound behind all creation.

Cosmos. The universe conceived as an orderly, harmonious system; a complex orderly self-inclusive system. All that exists in time and space including spectra of light, forces of bodies, cycles of the elements–life, intelligence, memory, record and dimensions beyond physical perception–mathematically calculated as the evidence of things not seen as yet, but which do appear in the Spirit cosmos that coexists with and interpenetrates the Matter cosmos as a grid of light. Our Mother’s Matter cosmos consists of the entire physical/astral creation of universes known and unknown. Our Father’s Spirit cosmos all around us veils the inner blueprint and motion of First Cause and causation by which worlds are framed and hung by his Universal Mind and the planes of effect (karma) in which we abide are sustained for a season.

Darjeeling Council. A council of the Great White Brotherhood consisting of Ascended Masters and unascended chelas headed up by El Morya, its chief, headquartered in Darjeeling, India, at the Master’s etheric retreat. Members include Mother Mary,  Kuan Yin,Archangel Michael, the Great Divine Director,  Serapis Bey,  Kuthumi, Djwal Kul and numerous others whose objective is to train souls for world service in God-government and the economy, through international relations and the establishment of the inner Christ as the foundation for religion, education, and a return to golden-age culture in music and the arts.

Decree.  n. a foreordaining will, an edict or fiat, an authoritative decision, declaration, a law, ordinance or religious rule; a command or commandment. v. to decide, to declare, to determine or order; to ordain, to command or enjoin; to invoke the presence of God, his light/energy/con­sciousness, his power and protection, purity and perfection.

It is written in the Book of Job, “Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee:  and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”  The decree is the most powerful of all applications to the Godhead. It is the “Command ye me” of Isaiah 45:11, the original command to Light, which, as the “Lux fiat,” is the birthright of the sons and daughters of God.  It is the authoritative Word of God spoken in man by the name of the I AM Presence and the living Christ to bring about constructive change on earth through the will of God and his consciousness come, on earth as it is in heaven–in manifestation here below as Above. The dynamic decree offered as praise and petition to the LORD God in the science of the spoken Word is the “effectual fervent prayer of the righteous” that availeth much. The dynamic decree is the means whereby the supplicant identifies with the Word of God, even the original fiat of the Creator “Let there be light:  and there was light.”  Through the dynamic decree spoken with joy and love, faith and hope in God’s covenants fulfilled, the supplicant receives the engrafting of the Word and experiences the transmutation by the sacred fire of the Holy Spirit, the “trial by fire” whereby all sin, disease, and death are consumed, yet the righteous soul is preserved. The decree is the alchemist’s tool and technique for personal and planetary transmutation and self-transcendence. The decree may be short or long and is usually marked by a formal preamble and a closing or acceptance.

(Job 22:28; Gen. 1:3; James 1:21; 5:16; I Cor. 3:13-15; I Pet. 1:7. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Science of the Spoken Word.  Jesus and Kuthumi, Prayer and Meditation.  Prayers, Meditations and Dynamic Decrees for the Coming Revolution in Higher Consciousness, Sections I and II. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, chaps. 38-40. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Science of the Spoken Word:  Why and How to Decree Effectively, 4-audio­cassette album. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “I’m Stumping for the Coming Revolution in Higher Con­sciousness!” 3-audiocassette album. For audiocassettes of decrees, songs, mantras and rosaries, including decrees to Archangel Michael, El Morya and Lord Lanto and violet flame decrees, see pp. 465-66.

Desire body.  See Emotional body.

Deva. (Skt. for “radiant being.”)  Member of an order of angelic beings who serve with the elemental forces of nature, assisting them to perform their various functions. Angel devas are the guardian spirits of the mountains and the forests. They also ensoul and hold the matrix for the Christ consciousness to be outpictured by the people of a particular locale–city, state, nation, or continent–or for a particular race, nationality, or ethnic group.

Diamond Heart. A concentration of the sacred fires of the will of God that coalesce as a diamond matrix in the hearts of devotees of God’s will, his divine plan and his inner (etheric) blueprint for all life. Hence, a term used to describe the heart of the Ascended Masters, angel devas, and chelas who embody the will of God; often associated with El Morya and Mary the Mother of Jesus. The Diamond Heart of God possesses the quality of the diamond, its hardness resisting every sinister strategy of the anti-Self and the anti-Will. At the same time it reflects the brilliance of Love/Wisdom throughout the creation–magnifying and projecting the prismatic virtues and charismatic powers of the Holy Spirit embodied by the ascended and unascended sons and daughters of God.

(See Jesus and Kuthumi, Corona Class Lessons, pp. 90-91. Mother Mary, “The Order of the Diamond Heart,” and Jesus, “The Hour of Thy Victory Draweth Nigh,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1987, vol. 30, pp. 629, 633-37, 640-46, 237 n. 9.)

Discipleship. The state of being an adherent of the Christ and of the Teachings of the Great White Brotherhood; the process of attaining self-mastery through self-discipline in the initiations of the Buddha, the World Teachers, and the Ascended Masters.

Steps of initiation in discipleship under the Living Word:  (1) Student:  Under this phase the individual studies, becomes a student of the writings and the teachings of the Master. He is free to come and go in his community, enjoying fellowship with his followers and the fruits of their dedication but has declared no particular responsibility to the person of the Master. He has taken no vows, made no commitment, but may be studying to “show himself approved” in order to be accepted as a servant, or co-server (otherwise known as “chela”), sharing the joy of the Master’s world mission. (2) Disciple (chela):  The individual desires to enter into a bond with the Master–to be taught directly by the Master rather than through his published writings alone. The disciple answers the call of the Master to leave his nets of karmic entanglements and worldly desire and follow him:  “Come leave your nets, I will make you fishers of men.”  The disciple receives the initiations of the Cosmic Christ in the course of his service to the Master. His heart, mind, and soul have begun to unfold a greater love as appreciation and gratitude for the teachings received in the previous level of student. This love is translated into action as self-sacrifice, selflessness, service, and surrender to the Person of the Christ, the Sun behind the Son of man of the Master; when this step has been accelerated to the level of the “acceptable offering,” and the chela is engaged in balancing his threefold flame and his karma, he may be considered for the next step. (3) Friend:  Those counted as friend of the Master enter by invitation–“Henceforth I call you no more servants but friends”–into a relationship as companion and co-worker, bearing increased respon­sibilities for the Master’s path as world saviour. The friend bears the cross as well as the burden of Light of the Master; he demonstrates the qualities of friendship as in the life of Abraham and other chelas who have risen to a level of understanding the very heart and the experience of the Master–providing comfort, consolation, advice, and support out of loyalty to both the purposes and the person of the Master. (4) Brother:  The degree of brother is the level where the oneness of the Guru-chela, Alpha-Omega relationship is complete through the horizontal figure-eight exchange heart-to-heart; the Guru has actually made his disciple a part of his own flesh and blood and offered to him the full momentum of his attainment and portions of his mantle and authority in preparation for the Master’s ascension and the disciple’s assuming of the part or whole of the Master’s office. This is the love relationship exemplified between Jesus and John, his Mother, Mary, and perhaps his own flesh-and-blood brother (or cousin) James. (5) Christ, or Christed one:  the Anointed of the Incarnate Word.

(II Tim. 2:15; Matt. 4:19; Mark 1:17; John 15. See Jesus and Kuthumi, Corona Class Lessons, chaps. 25-30.)

Divine Ego. Awareness of true selfhood in and as the Christ Self, the God Self, or the I AM Presence; the Higher Consciousness; the Source or Origin of man. One’s sense of selfhood at the point of origination; Divine Monad.

Divine Manchild. The Manchild born to the Woman clothed with the Sun is the incarnation of the Universal Christ for the Aquarian age in the one and the many sons and daughters of God whose destiny it is to focus the Christ consciousness to the evolutions of earth. Lowercased, the term “manchild” refers to the child who has the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb, e.g., John the Baptist and Jesus.

(Rev. 12.)

Divine Monad.  See Chart of Your Divine Self.

Divine Mother.  See Mother.

Divine plan. The plan of God for the soul’s individuali­zation of the God Flame ordained in the beginning when the blueprint of life was impressed upon the white fire core of the individual I AM Presence.  The divine plan determines the limits of the individual expression of free will.  As the acorn is destined to be the oak, so each individual soul is destined to realize the fullness of his preordained (but not predestined) potential drawn by free will from the Tree of Life–the I AM Presence and the Causal Body.  What that potential is and how it is to be self-realized in this life is known of God and can be released to the outer consciousness through application to the individual Christ Self, the I AM Presence, and the Great Divine Director.

Dweller-on-the-threshold. A term sometimes used to designate the anti-self, the not-self, the synthetic self, the antithesis of the Real Self, the conglomerate of the self-created ego, ill-conceived through the inordinate use of the gift of free will, consisting of the carnal mind and a constellation of misqualified energies, forcefields, focuses, animal magnetism comprising the subconscious mind. Man’s contact with the reptilian anti-magnetic self–that is the enemy of God and his Christ and the soul’s reunion with that Christ–is through the desire body, or astral body, and through the solar-plexus chakra. The dweller-on-the-threshold is therefore the nucleus of a vortex of energy that forms the ‘electronic belt’, shaped like a kettledrum and surrounding the four lower bodies from the waist down. The serpent head of the dweller is sometimes seen emerging from the black pool of the unconscious. This electronic belt does contain the cause, effect, record, and memory of human karma in its negative aspect. Positive karma, as deeds done through the divine consciousness, registers in the Causal Body and is sealed in the electronic fire-rings surrounding each one’s own I AM Presence.  When the sleeping serpent of the dweller is awakened by the presence of Christ, the soul must make the freewill decision to slay, by the power of the I AM Presence, this self-willed personal anti-Christ and become the defender of the Real Self until the soul is fully reunited with Him who is the righteous LORD, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, the true Self of every lifestream on the path of initiation.

The dweller appears to the soul on the threshold of conscious awareness where it knocks to gain entrance into the ‘legitimate’ realm of self-acknowledged selfhood. The dweller would enter to become the master of the house. But it is Christ and only Christ whose knock you must answer–him only must you bid enter. The most serious initiation on the path of the disciple of Christ is the confrontation with the not-self. For if it is not slain by the soul who is one in the Christ Mind, it will emerge to devour that soul in the full-vented rage of its hatred for the Light. The necessity for the Teacher on the Path and for the Guru Sanat Kumara with us, physically manifest in the Messenger of Maitreya, is to hold the balance both spiritually and in the physical octave for each individual initiate on the Path as he approaches the initiation of the encounter–face-to-face with the dweller-on-the-threshold. The planetary dweller-on-the-threshold is personified in the forces of Antichrist.

(See Jesus Christ, “The Awakening of the Dweller-on-the-Threshold,” and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Christ and the Dweller,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1983, vol. 26, nos. 36, 38. Pearls of Wisdom, 1985, vol. 28, Book I, pp. 84, 85-93, 97; 1986, vol. 29, Book I, pp. 199, 203, 210-12; 1988, vol. 31, Book II, pp. 422, 456-57. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Lost Teachings of Jesus:  On the Enemy Within,” 2 audiocassettes.)

Elementals. Beings of earth, air, fire, and water; nature spirits who are the servants of God and man in the planes of Matter for the establishment and maintenance of the physical plane as the platform for the soul’s evolution. Elementals who serve the fire element are called salamanders; those who serve the air element, sylphs; those who serve the water element, undines; those who serve the earth element, gnomes. See also Body elemental.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 444-70, 548-55. Saint Germain On Prophecy, Book Three. Jesus and Kuthumi, Corona Class Lessons, pp. 371-76. Violet Flame for Elemental Life–Fire, Air, Water and Earth 1 and 2, audiocassettes of decrees and songs.)

El Morya.  The Ascended Master.  Lord (Chohan) of the First Ray of God’s Will, Chief of the Darjeeling Council of the Great White Brotherhood, founder of The Summit Lighthouse, teacher and sponsor of the Messengers Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet. The Master’s extraordinary devotion to God’s Word and Work is a powerful stream that runs throughout his soul’s incarnations on earth as he has stood staunch in the role of Advocate, Teacher, and Exemplar before our spirits soaring unto Love.

As the Rajput prince El Morya Khan, he worked closely with Kuthumi, Djwal Kul, Serapis Bey,  Saint Germain and others to found the Theosophical Society in 1875. He was Abraham, the ancient patriarch who emerged from Ur of the Chaldees to become the prototype and progenitor of the twelve tribes of Israel. Returning as Melchior, one of the three wise men of the East, he followed the star that portended the birth of the best of his seed who would fulfill all the promises of God unto his spiritual descendants.

As Arthur, king of the Britons, he summoned knights of the Round Table and ladies of the court of Camelot to quest the Holy Grail and to attain through initiation the inner mysteries of Christ. Appearing again on Britain’s soil as Thomas Becket as well as Thomas More, both martyred, he twice played the role of defender of the Faith and challenger of King Henry–also twice born (Henry II and VIII), and twice the oppressor. In the sixteenth century, his soul’s journey took him to the East in the person of Akbar, greatest of Mogul emperors, and in the nineteenth to Ireland to be her poet laureate Thomas Moore. In 1898 the renowned “Mahatma of the Himavat,” El Morya Khan, ascended to the heart of God.

During the 1920s and 1930s the Ascended Master El Morya worked with Nicholas and Helena Roerich, who set forth his writings in numerous published works. In 1958 he called Mark L. Prophet to disseminate the Teachings of the Ascended Masters as Pearls of Wisdom, published by the newly founded Summit Lighthouse. With Saint Germain and Mother Mary, he also trained Elizabeth Clare Prophet as his Messenger. Through the embodied Messenger he delivers the Teachings of the Universal Christ for the Aquarian age and conducts retreats on practical spiritual techniques for meeting the personal and planetary challenges posed by the prophecies of Saint John’s Revelation. El Morya’s musical keynote, capturing the frequencies of his Electronic Presence, was set forth in part by Sir Edward Elgar in his Pomp and Circumstance.

(See the following works by El Morya:  The Chela and the Path;  The Sacred Adventure;  Morya:  The Darjeeling Master Speaks to His Chelas on the Quest for the Holy Grail;  Ashram Notes;  Ashram Rituals, booklet and 2 audiocassettes; El Morya:  Chohan of the First Ray, 2-audiocassette album. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays, Book One, chap. 1; Book Two, chap. 1. El Morya, Lord of the First Ray:  Dynamic Decrees with Prayers and Ballads for Chelas of the Will of God 1-4,audiocassettes. Hail to the Chief! A Salute to El Morya, songs on CD and audiocassette.)

Elohim. (Plural of Heb. ‘Eloah,’ God.) One of the Hebrew names of God, or of the gods; used in the Old Testament about 2,500 times, meaning “Mighty One” or “Strong One.”  Elohim is a uni-plural noun referring to the twin flames of the Godhead that comprise the “Divine Us.”  When speaking specifically of either the masculine or feminine half, the plural form is retained because of the understanding that one half of the Divine Whole contains and is the androgynous Self (the Divine Us). The Seven Mighty Elohim and their feminine counterparts are the builders of form; hence, Elohim is the name of God used in the first verse of the Bible, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”  Serving directly under the Elohim are the four beings of the elements, “the Four Cosmic Forces,” who have dominion over the elementals–gnomes, salamanders, sylphs, and undines.

The Seven Mighty Elohim are the “seven Spirits of God” named in Revelation and the “morning stars” that sang together in the beginning, as the LORD revealed them to his servant Job. There are also five Elohim who surround the white fire core of the Great Central Sun.  In the order of hierarchy, the Elohim and Cosmic Beings carry the greatest concen­tration, the highest vibration, of Light that we can comprehend in our state of evolution. They represent, with the four beings of nature, their consorts and the elemental builders of form, the power of our Father as the Creator (the blue ray). The Seven Archangels and their divine complements, the great seraphim, cherubim, and all the angelic hosts represent the love of God in the fiery intensity of the Holy Ghost (the pink ray). The Seven Chohans of the Rays and all Ascended Masters, together with unascended sons and daughters of God, represent the wisdom of the Law of the Logos under the office of the Son (the yellow ray). These three kingdoms form a triad of manifestation, working in balance to step down the energies of the Trinity. The intonation of the sacred sound “Elohim” releases the tremendous power of their God Self-awareness stepped down for our blessed use through the Cosmic Christ.

Following are the names of the Seven Elohim, the rays they serve on, and the locations of their etheric retreats:  First Ray, Hercules and Amazonia, Half Dome, Sierra Nevada, Yosemite National Park, California, USA. Second Ray, Apollo and Lumina, western lower Saxony, Germany. Third Ray, Heros and Amora, Lake Winnipeg, Canada. Fourth Ray, Purity and Astrea, near Gulf of Archangel, southeast arm of White Sea, Russia. Fifth Ray, Cyclopea and Virginia, Altai Range where China, Siberia, and Mongolia meet, near Tabun Bogdo. Sixth Ray, Peace and Aloha, Hawaiian Islands. Seventh Ray,  Arcturus and Victoria, near Luanda, Angola, Africa.

(Rev. 1:4; 3:1; 4:5; 5:6; Job 38:7. See Spoken by Elohim, Pearls of Wisdom, 1978, vol. 21. The Seven Mighty Elohim, “The Chalice of Elohim,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, nos. 9-15; 5 audiocassettes. The Seven Elohim in the Power of the Spoken Word, 4-audiocassette album.)

Emotional body. One of the four lower bodies of man, corresponding to the water element and the third quadrant of Matter; the vehicle of the desires and feelings of God made manifest in the being of man. Also called the astral body, the desire body, and the feeling body.

Etheric. Of or relating to the highest plane of the Matter cosmos, i.e., the heaven world. The etheric frequency and its correspondent plane of consciousness is the repository of the fiery blueprint of the entire physical universe.

Etheric body. One of the four lower bodies of man, corresponding to the fire element and the first quadrant of Matter; called the envelope of the soul, holding the blueprint of the divine plan and the image of Christ-perfection to be outpictured in the world of form. Also called the memory body. Sanat Kumara announced on New Year’s Day 1985 that the earth received a new etheric sheath containing the record and blueprint of the planet’s original divine plan and that the opportunity for the world to renew the golden agehad never been greater.

(See Sanat Kumara, “The Turning Point of Life on Earth:  A Dispensation of the Solar Logoi,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1985, vol. 28, Book I, pp. 60-61.)

Etheric plane. The highest plane in the dimension of Matter; a plane that is as concrete and real (and more so) as the physical plane but that is experienced through the senses of the soul in a dimension and a consciousness beyond physical awareness. The plane on which the akashic records of mankind’s entire evolution register individually and collectively. It is the world of Ascended Mastersand their retreats, etheric cities of light where souls of a higher order of evolution abide between embodiments. It is the plane of reality, free from the sordid, sin/sick society men and devils have made of the earth planes. Here the golden age is in progress, Love is the fullness of God’s presence everywhere, and angels and elementals together with God’s children serve in harmony to manifest Christ’s kingdom in the Universal Age, worlds without end. As such it is the plane of transition between the earth/heaven realms and the kingdom of God, Spirit, or the Absolute. The lower etheric plane overlaps the astral­/men­tal/physical belts. It is con­taminated by these lower worlds occupied by the false hierarchy and the mass consciousness it controls, including its matrices and emotions of the mass consciousness (i.e., e-motions, “energies in motion”).

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “On Dealing with Death, Discarnates and Malevolent Spirits, Part III,” 4 audiocassettes.)

Evil.  Energy-veil; the veil of misqualified energy that man imposes upon Matter through his misuse of the sacred fire; maya, illusion. The consciousness of relative good and evil, embodied by lifestreams moving against the current of God’s will, is the consequence of the freewill experiment adopted by souls who chose to descend in plane and consciousness below the level and frequency of the Christ Mind. Absolute Evil, embodied by fallen angels, is the state of those who declared war against Almighty God, his Christ and his offspring in the Great Rebellion, who have not ceased their warfare against the seed of the Divine Mother, will not bend the knee before the Light and will be defeated in Armageddon by the LORD’s Judgment through his hosts–the forces of Absolute Good, God-identified in heaven and earth. As a consequence of the victory of Light over Darkness, souls who have lost the Edenic bliss may be saved from all evil and the Evil One by conscious freewill election in Christ to return to his reign under the Law of God.

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch:  Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil; “Keys from Judaism:  The Kabbalah and the Temple of Man,” Part 4: “The Origin of Evil,” 1-hr. TV show on video.)

Four lower bodies.  See Bodies of man, Physical body, Mental body, Emotional body, and Etheric body.

Free will. The freedom to create; the option to choose the right-or the left-handed path, Life or Death, the positive or the negative spirals of consciousness. Having the gift of free will, the soul may choose to dwell in the plane of the relative, where good and evil are relative to one’s perspective in time and space; or she may choose the plane of the Absolute, where Good is real and Evil is unreal and the soul beholds God as living Truth “face-to- face.”  Free will means that the individual may accept or reject the divine plan, the laws of God, and the opportunity to live in the consciousness of Love.

God’s gift of free will carries with it a certain span of consciousness known as the life span, a series of embodiments, and the “bounds of man’s habitation.”  The soul, therefore, is not only confined to time and space during the period of her experimentation with free will, but she is also limited to a certain number of life cycles. At the end of this opportunity (compartmentalized in days, years, and dimensions), the use that the soul has made of the gift of free will determines her fate. The soul that has chosen to glorify the Divine Ego (Reality) ascends into the Presence of the I AM THAT I AM. The soul that has chosen to glorify the human ego (unreality) passes through the second death, her Self-denying consciousness permanently self-canceled; and all of her energies, simultaneously passed through the sacred fire, are returned to the Great Central Sun for repolarization.

(Rev. 20:6, 11-15; 21:8; Acts 17:26.)

Gabriel.  See Archangel.

Gautama Buddha.  See Buddha.

Goal-fitting. A term used by El Morya,  Chohan of the First Ray, to describe the fitting of the evolving soul consciousness for the goal of reunion with God; a process of discipline and initiation through service and application of the sacred fire that souls preparing for the ascension undergo under the loving direction of the Ascended Masters.

(See The Chela and the Path for the Master’s funda­mentals on goal-fittedness for meeting the challenges of the twentieth century.)

God consciousness. The consciousness, or awareness, of one’s true self as the manifestation of God; the awareness of the I AM THAT I AM, or the I AM Presence, in and through and beyond oneself in universal manifestation; the ability to maintain this conscious God Self-awareness–omnipotent, omniscient and omni­present–wherever oneself, as Being, is and declares in the fullness of the Light, ”Lo, because Thou art, I AM.” The state of God Self-mastery whereby one maintains this vibration in Divine Wholeness of the Alpha-Omega principle in the planes of Spirit-Matter. The plane of God’s consciousness is the kingdom of God. And all who dwell therein (beyond the earth/heaven realms) are truly extensions of God’s own conscious­ness–only his in the highest expression of Love. See also Cosmic consciousness.

(Ps. 82:6; John 10:34.)

Goddess of Justice.  See Portia.

Goddess of Liberty. The Ascended Lady Master who holds the God consciousness of liberty for the earth. While embodied on Atlantis, she erected the Temple of the Sun where Manhattan Island now is. With the sinking of Atlantis the physical temple was destroyed, but the etheric counterpart remains on the etheric plane, where she continues to focus the flame of liberty on the central altar, which is surrounded by twelve shrines dedicated to the twelve hierarchies of the Sun. The Goddess of Liberty (so named for her complete and wholehearted identification with God’s flame of liberty, her God consciousness of liberty) is the Spokesman for the Karmic Board and represents the Second Ray on that board. Her statue on Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe’s Island) in New York Harbor portrays the figure of Longfellow’s “Lady with a Lamp,” whom he prophesied “shall stand in the great history of the land, a noble type of good, heroic womanhood.”  She is the archetype of the Woman clothed with the Sun and the new-age woman–inspiring the nations to illumined action by the torch of illumination and the Book of the Law. (See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 181, 251-52, 332, 487; or pocketbooks, Book Three, pp. 144-45, 231-33; Book Four, pp. 46, 237-38.)

Goddess of Mercy.  See Kuan Yin.

God Flame. The flame of God; the sacred fire; the identity, being, and consciousness of God in and as the white fire core of being. Moses declared, “For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire.”  Wherever the flame of God is or is invoked by his offspring, the sacred fire descends to consume (transmute by its white fire and Seventh Ray action, the violet flame) all unlike itself. From the sacred fire of Ahura Mazda revealed by Zarathustra, to Jesus’ baptism by the Holy Ghost “with fire,” to the apostle’s perception of the trial by fire, to the eternal flame of the sevenfold lights of the Hebrews, all children of the One who would return to the flame have revered God’s flaming Presence and beheld him in the very midst of the Shekinah glory. And in their hearts they accept the reality of his promise unto the soul, the waiting Bride, “For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.”

(Deut. 4:24; Matt. 3:11, 12; I Cor. 3:13-15; I Pet. 1:7; Exod. 25:31-40; 37:17-24; Zech. 2:5.)

Godfré Ray King.  See Ballard, Guy W.

God Presence.  See I AM Presence.

God Self.  See I AM Presence.

Golden age. A cycle of enlightenment, peace, and harmony wherein the souls of mankind merge in the Christ Flame for the fulfillment of the divine plan “as Above, so below.”  Through the convergence of the etheric plane and sheath with the three lower vehicles of the earth body and her evolutions, the heavenly kingdom will come into manifestation on earth as it is even now in the etheric octave. See also Etheric body.

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Golden Age of Jesus Christ on Atlantis,” 2 videocassettes; 2 audiocassettes.)

Great Central Sun.  See Central sun.

Great Divine Director. The Ascended Master whose attainment of cosmic consciousness qualifies him to ensoul the flame of divine direction on behalf of earth’s evolutions and untold lifewaves beyond. Founder of the House of Rakoczy, Teacher of Saint Germain,sponsor and Manu of the incoming seventh root race, this Cosmic Being maintains a focus in the Cave of Light in India and in his retreat in Transylvania, the focus of freedom for Europe. The Great Divine Director represents the First Ray on the Karmic Board. He is also known as the Master R. (See the Great Divine Director, “The Mechanization Concept,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1965, vol. 8, nos. 3-26, also published as The Soulless One:  Cloning a Counterfeit Creation.)

Great Hub.  See Central sun.

Great White Brotherhood. A spiritual order of Western saints and Eastern adepts who have reunited with the Spirit of the living God and who comprise the heavenly hosts. They have transcended the cycles of karma and rebirth and ascended (accelerated) into that higher reality which is the eternal abode of the soul. The Ascended Masters of the Great White Brotherhood, united for the highest purposes of the brotherhood of man under the Fatherhood of God, have risen in every age from every culture and religion to inspire creative achievement in education, the arts and sciences, God-government and the abundant Life through the economies of the nations. The word “white” refers not to race but to the aura (halo) of white light surrounding their forms. The Brotherhood also includes in its ranks certain unascended chelas of the Ascended Masters. Jesus Christ revealed this heavenly order of saints “robed in white” to his servant John in Revelation. See also Cosmic hierarchy.

(Rev. 3:4, 5; 6:9-11; 7:9, 13, 14; 19:14. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History and Religion of America.)

Hierarchy. See Cosmic hierarchy.

Higher Self. The I AM Presence; the Christ Self; the exalted aspect of selfhood. Used in contrast to the term “lower self,” or “little self,” which indicates the soul that went forth from and may elect by free will to return to the Divine Whole through the realization of the oneness of the self in God. Higher consciousness.

Holy Amethyst.  See Zadkiel, Archangel.

Holy Christ Self.  See Christ Self.

Holy Spirit. Third Person of the Trinity; the omnipresence of God; the cloven tongues of fire that focus the Father-Mother God, also called the sacred fire; the energies of Life that infuse a cosmos. In the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the Holy Spirit corresponds to Shiva, known as the Destroyer/Deliverer because his all-consuming Love, when invoked in the planes of Matter, binds the forces of evil and transmutes the cause and effect of man’s miscreations, thus delivering him from the prison house of karma and its dark denizens. Prana is the essence of the Holy Spirit that we take in by the sacred fire breath through the chakras to nourish the four lower bodies. The Holy Spirit focuses the balance of the Father-Mother God in the white fire core of being. The exorcism of foul spirits and unclean entities is accomplished by the sacred fire of the Holy Spirit in the name of Christ and the I AM THAT I AM. The nine gifts of the Spirit are powers conveyed to the Lord’s servants to bind death and hell and work his works on earth.

The Person and the Flame of the Holy Spirit is the Comforter whom Jesus promised would come when our Lord took his leave–to enlighten us, to teach us, and to bring all things to our remembrance that beloved Jesus has taught us, both in heaven and on earth. Each time a son or daughter of God ascends into the Presence of the I AM THAT I AM, the Holy Spirit descends to fill the void and to magnify the Lord’s Presence on earth. This is the ritual of the descent of the Holy Ghost promised by Jesus to his disciples when the Master said, “Tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high,” which took place on Pentecost.

The representative of the flame of the Holy Spirit to earth’s evolutions is the Ascended Master who occupies the office of Maha Chohan.  The Holy Spirit is the Personal Impersonality (see pp. 74-75) of the Godhead and is positioned on the west side of the City Foursquare.  See also Chart of Your Divine Self.

(I Cor. 12:4-11; John 14:16, 26; 16:7; Luke 24:49, 51; Mark 16:19; Acts 2:1-4. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 386-88, 408-44, 555-62; The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 158-63; or pocketbook, Book Three, pp. 116-22; Lords of the Seven Rays, Book One, pp. 15-20; Book Two, pp. 277-97.)

Human consciousness. That consciousness which is aware of the self as human–limited, mortal, fallen, sinful, subject to error and the passions of the senses–and therefore declares with the Son of man:  “I of mine own (human) self can do nothing. It is the Father (the I AM Presence) in me that doeth the Work of the LORD.”

(John 5:30; 14:10.)

Human ego. That point of the personality which embraces the human consciousness and all that it stands for as true selfhood; the anti-self, the synthetic image.  Nevertheless, the positive ego, successful and having a healthy self-image, is the very vital ingredient that enables the human to fearlessly reach for the Divine Ego, step by step letting go of itself, forsaking the past until that human mask is no longer a vice or device. And pure joy as radiant being becomes one’s new definition of selfhood and perspective on Reality. It is proverbial that a healthy ego is essential to a healthy surrender unto God–the true and only Ego of us all.

Human monad. The entire forcefield of self, the interconnecting spheres of influences–hereditary, environmental, karmic–which make up that self-awareness which identifies itself as human. The reference point of lesser-or non-awareness out of which all mankind must evolve to the realization of the Real Self as the Christ Self.

I AM Presence. The I AM THAT I AM; the individualized Presence of God focused for each individual soul. The God-identity of the individual; the Divine Monad; the

individual Source. The origin of the soul focused in the planes of Spirit just above the physical form; the personification of the God Flame for the individual. See also Chart of Your Divine Self.

(Exod. 3:13-15.)

Immaculate concept. The pure concept or image of the soul held in the Mind of God; any pure thought held by one part of life for and on behalf of another part of life. The essential ingredient to every alchemical experiment without which it will not succeed. The ability to hold the image of the perfect pattern to be precipitated, to see the vision of a project complete, to draw a mental picture, to retain it and to fill it in with light and love and joy–these are keys to the science of the immaculate concept taught by Mother Mary as well as the Master Alchemist. The exercise of the inner sight through the third eye is a process of purification whereby, as Jesus said, “If thine eye be single–and singly, one-pointedly focused upon the Beloved God–thy whole body shall be full of Light”–i.e., of Christ’s illumining Presence.

“God is the supreme practitioner of the science of the immaculate concept. No matter how far man might wander from his individuality, God ever beholds man in the image of Reality in which He created him….This science of the immaculate concept is practiced by every angel in heaven. It is that law which is written in the inward parts of man, known by his very heart of hearts, yet dim in the memory of his outer mind. It is based on the visualization of a perfect idea which then becomes a magnet that attracts the creative energies of the Holy Spirit to his being to fulfill the pattern held in mind.”

(Matt. 6:22; Jer. 31:33; Heb. 8:10. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 48-50, 155.)

Jesus. The Ascended Master Jesus Christ. The avatar of the Piscean age; the incarnation of the Word, the Universal Christ; the example of the Christ consciousness that was to have been outpictured by the children of God in the two-thousand-year dispensation of the Piscean age; one who realized the fullness of the Christ Self and was therefore called Jesus, the Christ. He came to reveal the individual Christ Self to all mankind and to show the works of the Father (the I AM Presence) that can be accomplished by his sons and daughters in and through the flame of the individual Christ Self. Jesus holds the office in hierarchy of World Teacher, which he shares with the Ascended Master Kuthumi, who was embodied as Saint Francis. Jesus’ retreat is the Resurrection Temple, located in the etheric realm over the Holy Land. He also serves in the Arabian Retreat in the Arabian Desert northeast of the Red Sea. See also“Jesus Christ and Saint Germain:  Wayshowers of the Aquarian Age,” pp. 253-63 of this book.

(See Jesus and Kuthumi, Prayer and Meditation; Corona Class Lessons.  Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus.  The following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet:  The Lost Years of Jesus.  “The Lost Years and the Lost Teachings of Jesus,” 1-hr. TV show on video. “The Golden Age of Jesus Christ on Atlantis,” 2 videocassettes; 2 audiocassettes. “Jesus Christ, Avatar of the Ages,” 1 videocassette; 2 audiocassettes. “Roots of Christian Mysticism,” five 1-hr. TV shows on video; 6 audiocassettes. For additional lectures on the lost years and lost teachings of Jesus, including teachings on Gnostic texts, send for a Summit University Press catalog.)

Jophiel.  See Archangel.

Karma. (Skt. karman, nominative karma, ‘act’, ‘deed’, ‘work’.)  Karma is energy/consciousness in action; the law of cause and effect and retribution. Also called the law of the circle, which decrees that whatever we do comes full circle to our doorstep for resolution. Paul said, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”  Newton observed, “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”  The law of karma necessitates the soul’s reincarnation until all karmic cycles are balanced. Thus, from lifetime to lifetime man determines his fate by his actions, including his thoughts, feelings, words, and deeds. Saint Germain teaches the accelerated path of transmutation of karma by the violet flame of the Holy Spirit and the transcending of the rounds of rebirth through the path of individual Christhood leading to the ascension demonstrated by Jesus.

(Gal. 6:7. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 129-33; or pocketbook, Book One, pp. 173-77. The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 44-50; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 240-47. The following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet: The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, pp. 3-19, 65-71, 491-98. “Prophecy for the 1990s,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1988, vol. 31, Book I, pp. 1-91; Book II, pp. 1-123. ”Prophecy for the 1990s III,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1990, vol. 33, nos. 4-12. “Karma, Reincarnation and Chris­tianity,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1992, vol. 35, nos. 11-14, 17, 22; 2 video­cassettes; 3 audiocassettes.)

Karmic Board.  See Lords of Karma.

Karmic Lords.  See Lords of Karma.

Keeper of the Scrolls. The angel in charge of the recording angels assigned to every lifestream. The Keeper of the Scrolls is the custodian of the archives containing every man’s book of life. It is his responsibility to provide the Ascended Masters and the Karmic Board with the life record of any or all incar­nations of an evolving soul about which they may inquire. This information is used not only in the soul’s final judgment, but also for the purposes of counseling and assigning the soul her duties and mission from lifetime to lifetime. This life record is also used in granting dispensations (of mercy or talents), initiations, or appointment to an office in the ascended or unascended hierarchy of the Great White Brotherhood:  “And at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the Book….And the books were opened:  and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life.”

See Recording angel.

(Dan. 12:1; Rev. 20:12.)

 

Keepers of the Flame Fraternity.  Founded in 1961 by Saint Germain, an organization of Ascended Masters and their chelas who vow to keep the flame of Life on earth and support the activities of the Great White Brotherhood in the establishment of their Community and Mystery School and in the dissemination of their Teachings. Keepers of the Flame receive graded lessons in cosmic law dictated by the Ascended Masters to their Messengers Mark and Elizabeth Prophet.

Kuan Yin. The Ascended Lady Master. Known as the Goddess of Mercy for her ensoulment of the God flames of mercy and compassion, she keeps the flame of the Divine Mother on behalf of the people of China, Asia, and the world. As the representative of the Seventh Ray on the Karmic Board, she radiates the qualities of mercy, forgiveness, and compassion to the evolutions of earth from her etheric temple over Peking, China. Kuan Yin held the office of Chohan of the Seventh Ray for two thousand years until Saint Germain assumed that office in the late 1700s. In Chinese Buddhism Kuan Yin is the feminine form of the Indian and Tibetan Avalokitesvara, emanation of Amitabha Buddha. She has been identified with Tara, the White Goddess of Tibet. Kuan Yin ascended thousands of years ago. She has taken the vow of the Bodhisattva to serve planet earth until all children of the Light are free.

(See Kuan Yin Opens the Door to the Golden Age:  The Path of the Mystics East and West, Pearls of Wisdom, 1982, vol. 25, Book I, pp. 1-80, 1-14, 229-34; Book II, pp. 81-140. Kuan Yin’s Crystal Rosary:  Devotions to the Divine Mother East and West, 3-audiocassette album and booklet. Lectures by Elizabeth Clare Prophet:  “The Path of the Divine Mother East and West:  Mother Mary and Kuan Yin,” 3 audiocassettes, A88059, San Francisco. “Teachings, Meditations and Mantras of Kuan Yin and Mother Mary,” 3 videocassettes; 3 audiocassettes. “Kuan Yin’s Miracle,” 4 audio­cassettes.)

Kuthumi. The Ascended Master. Serves with Jesus in the office of World Teacher; formerly Chohan of the Second Ray; master psychologist; sponsor of youth; head of the Order of the Brothers and Sisters of the Golden Robe and of the etheric Temple of Illumi­nation in Kashmir, also known as the Cathedral of Nature. The Master maintains a focus at Shigatse, Tibet, where he plays his grand organ–drawing the harmony of cosmos by the sacred fires of his heart. With this celestial music, he sends healing and peace throughout the planetary body to souls in transition (especially at the hour of death) and guides them to the etheric retreats of the Great White Brotherhood for tutoring in preparation for their next earthly life. He inspires architects, poets, and scientists with the mystical remembrance of their own soul’s harmony in the celestial geometry and the rhythm of the stars. In his soul’s evolution on the path of self-mastery, Kuthumi was embodied as:

Thutmose III, reigned c. 1503-1450 b.c., Egypt. Greatest of pharaohs; an adept ruler, military conqueror, and patron of the arts. He is considered the architect of the Egyptian empire.

Pythagoras, c. 582-c. 507 b.c., Greek philosopher  and mathematician. Established the mystery school at Crotona, Italy, where he taught his community of initiates. His doctrines influenced many great philosophers.

Balthazar, first century, one of the three Magi (astronomer/adepts) who calculated the time and place of birth and journeyed from the East to pay homage to the Christ Child.

Saint Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226, Italy. Founder of the Franciscan order, the “divine poverello” who embraced “Lady Poverty,” first saint known to have received the stigmata.

Shah Jahan, 1592-1666, India. Mogul emperor  who brought India to a golden age of art and architecture, exemplified in the magnificent Taj Mahal, built at Agra, his capital, a shrine to his twin flame.  Koot Hoomi Lal Singh, nine­teenth-century Kashmiri Brahman, Shigatse, Tibet; also called K.H. In 1875 he founded with El Morya the Theosophical Society to reacquaint mankind with the ancient wisdom that underlies all the world’s religions.

(See Kuthumi, Studies of the Human Aura, also published in The Human Aura. Jesus and Kuthumi, Prayer and MeditationCorona Class Lessons.  Kuthumi, Lanto, and Meru, Understanding Yourself, also published in Kuthumi On Selfhood–Consciousness:  The Doorway to Reality,  Pearls of Wisdom, 1969, vol. 12, nos. 25-40.)

Lemuria. Mu, the lost continent of the Pacific, which, according to the findings of James Churchward, archaeologist and author of The Lost Continent of Mu, extended from north of Hawaii three thousand miles south to Easter Island and the Fijis and was made up of three areas of land stretching more than five thousand miles from east to west. Churchward’s history of the ancient Motherland is based on records inscribed on sacred tablets he claims to have discovered in India. With the help of the high priest of an Indian temple, he deciphered the tablets. During fifty years of research he confirmed their contents in further writings, inscriptions, and legends he came upon in Southeast Asia, the Yucatan, Central America, the Pacific islands, Mexico, North America, ancient Egypt and other civilizations. He estimates that Mu was destroyed approximately twelve thousand years ago by the collapse of the gas chambers that upheld the continent.

(The Lost Continent of Mu [1931; reprint, New York:  Paperback Library Edition, 1968].)

Lifestream. The stream of life that comes forth from the one Source, from the I AM Presence in the planes of Spirit, and descends to the planes of Matter where it manifests as the threefold flame anchored in the heart chakra for the sustainment of the soul in Matter and the nourishment of the four lower bodies.  Used to denote souls evolving as individual “lifestreams” and hence synonymous with the term “individual.”  Denotes the ongoing nature of the individual through its cycles of individuali­zation.

Light. Spiritual light is the energy of God, the potential of the Christ. As the personification of Spirit, the term “Light” can be used synonymously with the terms “God” and “Christ.”  As the essence of Spirit it is synonymous with “sacred fire.” It is the emanation of the Great Central Sun and the individualized I AM Presence–and the Source of all life. It is that which kindles the divine spark, for the true Light lights every manifestation of God who must descend into a darkened world. The Lightbearer is the dispeller of Darkness and the Light of his I AM Presence is from the realms of the Eternal Day.

(John 1:7-9.)

Lightbearer.  Lightbearer means Christbearer, one who bears the Light which is Christ, one who bears the responsibility for Christhood in himself and others by defending the truth and honor of God; one who is anointed with the Christ consciousness and bears this enligh­tenment to all. The Lightbearer is the Keeper of the Flame whose motto must be “I AM my brother’s keeper–I AM the keeper of the Light who is Christ in my brother.”

Lord Maitreya. The Ascended Master. Together with Gautama, Maitreya followed the disciplines of the Buddha under Sanat Kumara.  He holds the office of Cosmic Christ and Planetary Buddha, serving in hierarchy under Lord Gautama, directing the office of the World Teachers.  He demonstrates on behalf of an evolving humanity the cosmic consciousness of the Christ in all areas of human endeavor and its universality throughout cosmos. He is known as the Great Initiator and was, in fact, the initiator of Jesus in his individualization of the Christ Flame in his final embodiment as world saviour and exemplar of the Way, the Truth, and the Life to all aspirants on the path of personal Christhood. Beloved Maitreya was the LORD God in Eden, Guru of twin flames.  The long-awaited “Coming Buddha,” he has indeed come to reopen his Mystery School to assist Saint Germain and Portia, twin flames of the Seventh Ray and hierarchs of Aquarius, to usher in the new age. On May 31, 1984, he dedicated the Heart of the Inner Retreat and the entire Royal Teton Ranch to the Path and Teaching of the Cosmic Christ in order that those who departed from his tutelage, going the way of Serpents (the fallen angels who led Eve astray), might be restored and the children of the Light follow the Son of God in the regeneration. As the sponsor of twin flames he is the friend of all initiates of the sacred fire. When called upon, he will give the illu­mination of the Christ and the strength of the Word to pass the initiations that come under his sponsorship. See also Mystery schools, Buddha.

(See Lord Maitreya, “On Initiation,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1975, vol. 18, nos. 49-53; Maitreya On the Image of God:  A Study in Christhood by the Great Initiator,  Pearls of Wisdom, 1984, vol. 27, Books I and II. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Darshan with the Cosmic Christ,” 2 audiocassettes; “The Path of the Bodhisattva:  The Historical Maitreya,” 2 audio­cassettes; “The Age of Maitreya,” 1 video­cassette; 2 audiocassettes.)

Lord of the World. Gautama Buddha holds the office of Lord of the World (referred to as “God of the Earth” in Rev. 11:4), having recently succeeded Sanat Kumara, who had held the office for tens of thousands of years. His is the highest governing office of the spiritual hierarchy for the planet–and yet Lord Gautama is truly the most humble amongst the Ascended Masters. At inner levels, he sustains the threefold flame, the divine spark, for those lifestreams who have lost the direct contact with their I AM Presence and who have made so much negative karma as to be unable to magnetize sufficient Light from the Godhead to sustain their souls’ physical incarnation on Earth. Through a filigree thread of light connecting his heart with the hearts of all God’s children, Lord Gautama nourishes the flickering flame of Life that ought to burn upon the altar of each heart with a greater magnitude of love, wisdom, and power, fed by each one’s own Christ consciousness.

Gautama Buddha received the mantle of Lord of the World on January 1, 1956, from Sanat Kumara, hierarch of the planet Venus, who had held the position of Lord of the World since the darkest hours of Earth’s history. Known as the Ancient of Days, Sanat Kumara volunteered to come to Earth thousands of years ago, when cosmic councils had decreed the dissolution of the planet. So great was mankind’s departure from cosmic law, that the Solar Lords had determined that no further opportunity should be granted humanity, who had willfully ignored and forgotten the God Flame within their hearts. The requirement of the Law for the saving of Terra was that one who qualified as the embodied ‘Lamb’ be present in the physical octave to hold the balance and keep the threefold flame of Life for and on behalf of every living soul. Sanat Kumara offered to be that one.

In his April 8, 1979, Pearl of Wisdom, Sanat Kumara told the story of how Venusian devotees volunteered to accompany him and embody among mankind to assist in keeping the flame:  “The joy of opportunity was mingled with the sorrow that the sense of separation brings. I had chosen a voluntary exile upon a dark star. And though it was destined to be Freedom’s Star, all knew it would be for me a long dark night of the soul. Then all at once from the valleys and the mountains there appeared a great gathering of my children. It was the souls of the hundred and forty and four thousand approaching our palace of light. They spiraled nearer and nearer as twelve companies singing the song of freedom, of love, and of victo­ry….As we watched from the balcony, Venus and I, we saw the thirteenth company robed in white. It was the royal priesthood of the Order of Melchizedek….When all of their numbers had assembled, ring upon ring upon ring surrounding our home, and their hymn of praise and adoration to me was concluded, their spokesman stood before the balcony to address us on behalf of the great multitude. It was the soul of the one you know and love today as the Lord of the World, Gautama Buddha. And he addressed us, saying, ‘O Ancient of Days, we have heard of the covenant which God hath made with thee this day and of thy commitment to keep the flame of Life until some among Earth’s evolutions should be quickened and once again renew their vow to be bearers of the flame. O Ancient of Days, thou art to us our Guru, our very life, our God. We will not leave thee comfortless. We will go with thee.’”

Thus, they came to Earth with Sanat Kumara and legions of angels, preceded by another retinue of Lightbearers who prepared the way and established the retreat of Shamballa–the City of White–on an island in the Gobi Sea (now the Gobi Desert). There Sanat Kumara anchored the focus of the threefold flame, estab­lishing the initial thread of contact with all on Earth by extending rays of light from his heart to their own. And there the volunteers from Venus embodied in dense veils of flesh to see Earth’s evolutions through unto the victory of their vow. The first from among these unascended Lightbearers to respond to the call of the Lord of the World from the physical octave was, understandably, Gautama and close with him was Maitreya. Both pursued the path of the Bodhisattva unto Buddhahood, Gautama finishing the course ‘first’ and Maitreya ‘second’. Thus the two became Sanat Kumara’s foremost disciples, the one ultimately succeeding him in the office of Lord of the World, the other as Cosmic Christ and Planetary Buddha.

At the moment of the transfer of the mantle of Lord of the World on January 1, 1956, Gautama Buddha assumed the respon­sibility for sustaining the lifeline to Earth’s evolutions through his own heart flame, and Sanat Kumara, as Regent Lord of the World, returned to his home star, Venus, where he maintains an intense activity of involvement with the Great White Brotherhood’s service on planet Earth. Gautama’s former office of Cosmic Christ and Planetary Buddha was simultaneously filled by Lord Maitreya. In the same ceremony, which took place at the Royal Teton Retreat, the office of World Teacher, formerly held by Maitreya, was passed to Lord Jesus and his dear friend and disciple Saint Francis (Kuthumi). Lord Lanto took the chohanship of the Second Ray July 1958, which had been held by Kuthumi, and beloved Nada assumed the office of chohan of the Sixth Ray, which had been held by Jesus during the Piscean age of which he was also the hierarch. Saint Germain with Portia assumed the rulership of Aquarius on May 1, 1954. While Maitreya represents the Cosmic Christ and Planetary Buddha, Jesus holds the office of the personal Christ as the great exemplar of each one’s own Holy Christ Self.

Lord Gautama presides as Hierarch of Shamballa, now on the etheric plane, to which the physical retreat has been withdrawn. Throughout the ages, the Messengers of the Brotherhood, known and unknown, have held the balance in the physical octave for the flame and the Buddha of Shamballa. Thus Jesus, as the anointed Messenger of Lord Maitreya, the Cosmic Christ, was the open door through his Sacred Heart for the light of the Father represented in the persons of Maitreya, Gautama, and Sanat Kumara to be anchored in the hearts of the multitudes of Earth’s people. The Lord Jesus Christ defined his office in the physical octave according to cosmic law when he said:  “As long as I AM in the world, the I AM that I AM, the Word which I incarnate, is the Light of the world.”  It was this anchoring of the Light of the I AM Presence in his heart chakra that enabled Jesus to take upon himself planetary karma, ”the sins of the world,” in order that souls of Light might follow him on the path of Christhood until they, too, should bear in their body temples the Light of the Son of God.

(John 9:5. See Sanat Kumara On the Path of the Ruby Ray:  The Opening of the Seventh Seal,  Pearls of Wisdom, 1979, vol. 22, Book I, no. 14.)

Lords of Karma. The ascended beings who comprise the Karmic Board. Their names and the rays that they represent on the board are as follows:  First Ray, the Great Divine Director; Second Ray, the Goddess of Liberty; Third Ray, the Ascended Lady Master Nada; Fourth Ray, the Elohim Cyclopea; Fifth Ray, Pallas Athena, Goddess of Truth; Sixth Ray, Portia,the Goddess of Justice; Seventh Ray, Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy. The Lords of Karma dispense justice to this system of worlds, adjudicating karma, mercy, and judgment on behalf of every lifestream. All souls must pass before the Karmic Board before and after each incarnation on earth, receiving their assignment and karmic allotment for each lifetime beforehand and the review of their performance at its conclusion. Through the Keeper of the Scrolls and the recording angels, the Lords of Karma have access to the complete records of every lifestream’s incarnations on earth. They determine who shall embody, as well as when and where. They assign souls to families and communities, measuring out the weights of karma that must be balanced as the “jot and tittle” of the law. The Karmic Board, acting in consonance with the individual I AM Presence and Christ Self, determines when the soul has earned the right to be free from the wheel of karma and the round of rebirth. The Lords of Karma meet at the Royal Teton Retreat twice yearly, at winter and summer solstice, to review petitions from unascended mankind and to grant dispen­sations for their assistance.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 529-35.)

Lords of the Seven Rays.  See Chohan.

Lucifer. (From the Lat., meaning “light-bearer.”) One who attained to the rank of Archangel and fell from grace through pride, ambition, and the desire to be above the Stars of God (Sons of God and Elohim), above the Shekinah glory to rival the Most High. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!…” Archetype of the planetary dweller-on-the-threshold. Antichrist.  The angels who followed this archdeceiver, named by Jesus ”the father of lies” and “a murderer from the beginning,” are the fallen ones, also called Luciferians, Satanists or sons of Belial (after their various lieutenants). More than disobedient, these rebels against First Cause were blasphemous and contemptuous of the Father and his children amongst whom they embodied (see the parable of the tares among the wheat, Matt. 13), having been brought low–to the lowly estate of physical incarnation–by the LORD’s hosts. Lucifer was bound “on earth” by Michael the Archangel on April 16, 1975 (even as he and his angels had been bound “in heaven” by the same Defender of the Faith and his angels) and taken to the Court of the Sacred Fire on Sirius where he stood trial before the Four and Twenty Elders and the four ‘beasts’ in the final judgment at the great white throne. He went through the second death on April 26, 1975. Many who followed the Fallen One in the Great Rebellion against the Son of God have also been brought to trial. His seed, still “wroth with the Woman” and her Manchild, are making war with the heirs of Sanat Kumara’s Light on planet earth. Daily they are being bound by Archangel Michael and the LORD’s hosts and remanded to stand trial in the final judgment as one by one their time is up–and they are being judged: “every man according to their works,” as Jesus’ angel showed it in a vision of the last days of the Piscean age to John the Revelator. See also Angel, Satan.

(Read Isa. 14:12-17 for the scriptural account of Lucifer’s declaration of war against Almighty God and his Christ; John 8:44; Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43; Rev. 12; 19:4; 20:11-15. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch:  Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil, containing all the Enoch texts, including the Book of Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch.)

Luciferian.  See Lucifer.

Macrocosm.  (From the Gk., meaning “great world.”) The larger cosmos; the entire warp and woof of creation, which we call the Cosmic Egg. Also used to contrast man as the microcosm, ”the little world,” against the backdrop of the larger world in which he lives. See also Microcosm.

Maha Chohan. “Great Lord” of the seven rays. The representative of the Holy Spirit to a planet and its evolutions. One who embodies the Trinity and the Mother Flame of the seven rays and chakras and is qualified to be Chohan, ”Lord,” of each or all of the seven rays. Hence he is called the Maha Chohan, the Great Lord, as he presides over the Seven Chohans who embody the Law, the Word, and the Christ con­sciousness of their respective rays. The Ascended Master who currently holds the office of Maha Chohan over the Seven Lords (Chohans) of the rays was embodied as the poet Homer. In his final incarnation as a shepherd on the hillsides of India, the Light (Christ consciousness) that he drew forth was a mantle of comfort to millions. The Maha Chohan maintains an etheric retreat with a physical focus on the island of Sri Lanka (Ceylon) where the flame of the Holy Spirit is anchored. See also Chohan.

(See the following by Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet:  Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 386-88, 411-44, 555-62. The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 48, 50, 154, 157, 159-61, 163; or pocketbooks, Book Two, pp. 245, 247; Book Three, pp. 111, 114, 117-19, 122. Lords of the Seven Rays, Book One, pp. 11, 13, 15-18; Book Two, pp. 277-97.)

Maitreya.  See Lord Maitreya.

Man. The manifestation of God; male and female made in the image and likeness of God (Elohim). Mankind or the human race; Homo sapiens.

Manchild.  See Divine Manchild.

Mantra. A mystical formula or invocation; a word or formula, often in Sanskrit, to be recited or sung for the purpose of intensifying the action of the Spirit of God in man. A form of prayer consisting of a word or a group of words that is chanted over and over again to magnetize a particular aspect of the Deity or of a being who has actualized that aspect of the Deity. See also Decree.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 141-46, 450-51; or pocketbooks, Book Three, pp. 79-85; Book Four, pp. 192-93; “The Efficacy of Decrees,” with instruction on Indian mantras and bhajans, 1 audiocassette. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Liberating Power of the Word, album 1, 6 audiocassettes. Devotions to Lord Krishna:  The Maha Mantra and Bhajans, audiocassette and booklet.)

 

Manu. Sanskrit for the progenitor and lawgiver of the evolutions of God on earth. The Manu and his divine complement are ascended twin flames assigned by the Father-Mother God to sponsor and ensoul the Christic image for a certain evolution or lifewave that is known as a root racesouls who embody as a group and have a unique archetypal pattern, divine plan, and mission to fulfill on earth. According to esoteric tradition, there are seven primary aggregations of souls, i.e., the first to the seventh root races. The first three root races lived in purity and innocence upon earth in three golden ages before the Fall of Adam and Eve. Through obedience to cosmic law and total identification with the Real Self, these three root races won their immortal freedom and ascended from earth. It was during the time of the fourth root race, on the continent of Lemuria, that the allegorical Fall took place under the influence of the fallen angels known as Serpents (because they used the serpentine spinal energies to beguile the soul, or female principle in mankind, as a means to their end of lowering the masculine potential, thereby emasculating the Sons of God). The fourth, fifth, and sixth root races (the latter soul group not having entirely descended into physical incarnation) remain in embodiment on earth today. The seventh root race is destined to incarnate on the continent of South America in the Aquarian age under their Manus, the Great Divine Director and his divine complement. The God and Goddess Meru are the Manus for the sixth root race, Vaivasvata Manu with his consort is the Manu of the fifth root race, and Lord Himalaya with his Beloved is the Manu for the fourth. The Manus are beloved God-parents who respond instantaneously to the call of their children with the comforting presence of their Light endued with such great Power/Wisdom/Love as to quiver the ethers and make each little one feel at Home in the arms of God even in the darkest hour.

Mary.  See Mother Mary.

Mass consciousness. The collective consciousness of humanity; the collective unconscious of the race; the lowest common denominator of mankind’s collective awareness vibrating at the level of the astral plane. The mass mind is the collective, computerized, programmed mind of humanity.

Mater. (Lat. for “mother.”)  Mater is the mater-ial­ization of the God Flame, the means whereby Spirit acquires, ‘physically’, fourfold dimension and form through the feminine, or negative, polarity of the Godhead. The term used interchangeably with “Matter” to describe the planes of being that conform to and comprise the universal chalice, or matrix, for the descent of that Light of God which is perceived as Mother. It is through this Mother aspect of himself that the Spirit of God, the Father, evolves the consciousness of the Christ, the only begotten Son of God, in his children as a developing Christ-Self awareness through the threefold flame–divine spark and signet of their joint-heirship to be. The soul that descends from the plane of Spirit abides in time and space in Mater for the purpose of its spiritual/physical evolution that necessitates self-mastery of the energies of God through the judicious exercise of free will. The four lower bodies of man, of a planet, and of systems of worlds–as the four planes, quadrants and cosmic forces–occupy and make up the frequencies of Matter. See also Spirit.

Matter.  See Mater.

Mental body. One of the four lower bodies of man, corresponding to the air element and the second quadrant of Matter; the body that is intended to be the vehicle, or vessel, for the Mind of God or the Christ Mind. “Let this [Universal] Mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” Until quickened, this body remains the vehicle for the carnal mind, often called the lower mental body in contrast to the Higher Mental Body, a synonym for the Christ Self or Christ consciousness.

(Phil. 2:5.)

Messenger. Evangelist. One who goes before the angels bearing to the people of earth the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and, at the appointed time, the Everlasting Gospel. The Messengers of the Great White Brotherhood are anointed by the hierarchy as their apostles (“one sent on a mission”). They deliver through the dictations (prophecies) of the Ascended Masters the testimony and lost teachings of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit to the seed of Christ, the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and to every nation. A Messenger is one who is trained by an Ascended Master to receive by various methods the words, concepts, teachings, and messages of the Great White Brotherhood; one who delivers the law, the prophecies, and the dispensations of God for a people and an age.

(Rev. 14:6; Matt. 10:6; 15:24. El Morya, The Chela and the Path, pp. 115-22. Jesus and Kuthumi, Prayer and Meditation, pp. 246-53. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, pp. 52-53, 58-61.)

Michael, Archangel.  Archangel of the First Ray, Prince of the Archangels, the first among equals unto whom all other Archangels and their legions defer. Known as the Defender of the Faith, Champion of the Woman and Her Seed, and Leader in the Battle of Armageddon who stands as the defender of the Christ consciousness in all children of God. His name means “who is as God.”  His intercession on behalf of God’s people in this age is prophesied in Daniel 12:1:  “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:  and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time:  and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.”

Archangel Michael is the Angel of the LORD who comes to quicken the elect of God with the lost teachings of Jesus Christ and to deliver the true and righteous judgments of God upon the seed of the Wicked One. This deliverer sent to us by the LORD has figured as the greatest and most revered of angels in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scripture and tradition. In the Old Testament he appears as the guardian of Israel and is identified in Jewish mystical literature as the angel who wrestled with Jacob, guided Israel through the wilderness, destroyed the army of Sennacherib, and saved the three Hebrew boys from Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace. Standing mighty in the LORD’s presence, sword drawn, Archangel Michael appeared to Joshua as he prepared to lead the Israelites into battle at Jericho, revealing himself as Captain of the Host of the LORD–impartial defender of all who espouse Truth and Righteousness.

(Josh. 5:13-15.)

It is recorded in Jewish legend that “the fire that Moses saw in the bush was the appearance of Michael, who had descended as the forerunner of the Shekinah.”  Indeed, wherever the term “Angel of the LORD” is given in scripture it is a reference to this messenger of God–the divine figure of His appearing. The Book of Enoch describes Archangel Michael as “the merciful, the patient,” “one of the holy angels, who, presiding over human virtue, commands the nations.”  In The War of the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness, one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Michael is the “mighty, ministering angel” through whom God promises to “send perpetual help” to the sons of Light. Called Mika’il in Muslim lore, he is the angel of nature, providing both food and knowledge to man.

Saint Michael, venerated by Catholics as patron and protector of the Church, was also the heavenly physician revered in the early Christian community for the miraculous cures wrought by his intercession. Moreover, the beloved Archangel was among the three heavenly visitors who revealed to the young peasant girl Joan of Arc her mission to deliver France. Revelation 12 tells of Archangel Michael’s key role as the defender of the Woman clothed with the Sun as he casts the adversary of her Manchild out of the courts of heaven:  “And there was war in heaven:  Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.”  In Revelation 16:1, he is the first of the seven angels to “pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth”–marking the descending woes of mankind’s karma returning to their doorstep their misuses of God’s Light.

As the Archangel of the First Ray, Archangel Michael embodies God’s consciousness of faith, protection, perfection, and the will of God. From his retreat on the etheric plane at Banff in Alberta, Canada, he goes forth into all the world with his legions of blue-lightning angels to protect the children of the Light and preserve freedom on earth. With his hosts he descends into the pits of Death and Hell to bind the adversaries of the Christ consciousness, remanding them to the Court of the Sacred Fire for their final judgment. He sweeps through the astral plane, binding demons and discarnates that prey upon unsuspecting souls, rendering incomparable assistance to those beset by the dark forces. His keynote is “The Navy Hymn,” “Eternal Father, Strong to Save.”  The keynote of his retreat is “The Soldiers’ Chorus” from Faust, by Charles Gounod. The name of his feminine complement is Faith.

At this end of the Piscean age, with two thousand years and more of unbalanced karma falling due paralleled by a period of accelerated initiation–when the Lightbearers are facing greater challenges on the path of personal Christhood in order to enter the Aquarian age–the Father has accorded the Lightbearers unprecedented opportunity to invoke the comforting presence and intercession of this Angel of the LORD. As they offer prayers, invocations, hymns and dynamic decrees in the science of the spoken Word–such as those included in Archangel Michael’s Rosary for Armageddon released through the Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet–the armor and shield of Archangel Michael is immediately theirs. Responding to the needs of mankind, they give the impelling call for the saving of the nations in this cycle marking the return of personal and planetary karma delivered by the Four Horsemen. Surely, in the midst of this time of troubles the Lightbearers are daily proving the law:  “The Call compels the answer.”  If you are in trouble, shout unto the Angel of the LORD this dynamic decree until he responds:  “Lord Michael before!  Lord Michael behind!  Lord Michael to the right!  Lord Michael to the left!  Lord Michael above!  Lord Michael below!  Lord Michael, Lord Michael wherever I go!  I AM his Love protecting here!  I AM his Love protecting here!  I AM his Love protecting here!”  See also Archangel.

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Archangel Michael’s Rosary for Armageddon,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1985, vol. 28, Book I, no. 19; Archangel Michael’s Rosary for Armageddon, audiocassette and booklet; “Putting on the Armour and Shield of Archangel Michael,” audiocassette. Decrees and Songs to Archangel Michael, audiocassette. Hail Light Victorious! A Salute to Archangel Michael, Captain of the LORD’s Host, songs on CD and audiocassette.)

Microcosm. (From the Gk., meaning “small world.”) (1) The world of the individual, his four lower bodies, his aura, and the forcefield of his karma. (2) The planet. See also Macrocosm.

Misqualification (of energy). The “mist” qualification of fallen man and woman; the spawning of evil, or the energy veil, through the misuse of free will by souls evolving in time and space. The misapplication of God’s energy. The negative qualification of God’s consciousness and life-force to multiply darkness, doubt, disease, degeneracy, and death instead of Light, Love, Divine Wholeness, Peace, and Freedom. The misqualified energies that burden the aura and electronic belt of the people and their planet are the direct result of this perversion of alchemy, the all-chemistry of God, the science of creation that the Father and Son invite us to “TRY” as co-creators with the Great Alchemist himself.

Monad.  See Divine Monad, Human monad.

Morya.  See El Morya.

Mother. “Divine Mother,” “Universal Mother,” and “Cosmic Virgin” are alternate terms for the feminine polarity of the Godhead, the manifestation of God as Mother. Matter is the feminine polarity of Spirit, and the term is used interchangeably with Mater (Lat. meaning “mother”). In this context, the entire material cosmos becomes the womb of creation into which Spirit projects the energies of Life. Matter, then, is the womb of the Cosmic Virgin, who, as the other half of the Divine Whole, also exists in Spirit as the spiritual polarity of God.

Jesus himself recognized Alpha and Omega as the highest representatives of the Father-Mother God and often referred to Alpha as Father and to Omega as Mother. Those who assume the feminine polarity of consciousness after the ascension are known as Ascended Lady Masters. Together with all feminine (femininely polarized) beings in the octaves of light, they focus the flame of the Divine Mother on behalf of the evolutions of mankind evolving in many systems of worlds. However, being androgynous, all of the heavenly host focus any of the masculine or feminine attributes of the Godhead at will, for they have entered the spheres of the Divine Wholeness. See also Mother of the Flame.

(See the following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet: “The Path of the Divine Mother East and West:  Mother Mary and Kuan Yin,” 3 audiocassettes, A88055, Toronto. “The Path of the Divine Mother,” 3 video­cassettes; 3 audiocassettes. “The Worship of the Goddess–the Path of the Divine Mother,” two 1-hr. TV shows on video; 3 audiocassettes.)

Mother Mary.  Archeia of the Fifth Ray, divine complement of Archangel Raphael, Queen of Angels, and the Blessed Mother of JesusChrist. Her name means Mother Ray (Ma ray). Called by the Father to embody on earth to give birth to the Christ who would save those souls that had been led astray by Luciferian rebels, Mary is one of the LORD’s hosts who throughout her incarnations on earth has ardently exemplified the Motherhood of God. From the earliest days of Atlantis she prepared for her final embodiment, when she would nurture in the Bethlehem babe the ‘son’ (soul) of David, born again to be the Saviour (avatar) of the Piscean age.   Mary served as a priestess on Atlantis in the Temple of Truth, teaching and studying the healing arts and directing, through her Immaculate Heart, the light of the ineffable Word to the teeming millions of that continent. She was also the mother of David, king of Israel. It was her masterful development on Atlantis of the science of the immaculate concept, which she had practiced in heaven, that enabled her to be the LORD’s handmaid, preparing her four lower bodies for the incarnation of the Word in Christ Jesus, her son. At the conclusion of that blessed life, her divine plan fulfilled, Mary ascended to the heart of the Father. Today she serves humanity and the ‘living Church’ from inner levels, very close at hand with the hierarchies of angels and Ascended Masters who comprise the Great White Brotherhood. Mother Mary’s intercession is immediate through the giving of her New Age Rosary, which she dictated to the Messenger in 1972.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, My Soul Doth Magnify the Lord!  Mother Mary’s New Age Teachings and Rosary with a Challenge to Chris­tendom.  Mary the Mother On the Temple of Under­standing:  A Challenge to the Christian World,  Pearls of Wisdom, 1972, vol. 15, nos. 29-41. The following lectures by Elizabeth Clare Prophet:  “Prophecy:  Fátima and Medjugorje,” 1-hr. TV show on videocassette. “The Path of the Divine Mother East and West: Mother Mary and Kuan Yin,” 3 audio­cassettes, A88059, San Francisco. “Mother Mary’s Twentieth-Century Prophecies,” 1 audiocassette. “The Divine Mother and World Karma:  Mother Mary Intercedes for Mankind,” 1 videocassette. Mother Mary’s Scriptural Rosary for the New Age, 8 audio­cassettes. A Child’s Rosary to Mother Mary, 4 albums, 3 audiocassettes each. Sanctissima:  Music for World Peace, on CD and audiocassette.)

Mother of the Flame.  World Mother. An office of hierarchy held successively by those unascended feminine devotees appointed by the Great White Brotherhood to nourish, or mother, the flame of Life in all mankind. In 1961 Clara Louise Kieninger was named the first Mother of the Flame of the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity by Saint Germain. On April 9, 1966, that mantle was transferred to the Messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet. At that time Clara Louise Kieninger became the Regent Mother of the Flame. She made her ascension on October 25, 1970, in Berkeley, Calif., and continues to hold that office from the ascended level. See also Mother.

Mystery schools. Since the expulsion of man and woman from the Garden of Eden (the Mystery School of Lord Maitreya,symbolizing the pure consciousness of God:  E-Don, meaning divine wisdom, or Elohim Dominion) because of the misuse of the sacred fire in the incorrect application of free will, the Great White Brotherhood has maintained mystery schools, or retreats.  These have served as repositories for the knowledge of the sacred fire that is vouchsafed to twin flames when they have demonstrated the discipline necessary to keep the way of the Tree of Life.  After the Fall (the willful descent into lower planes of consciousness), the Great White Brotherhood sponsored mystery schools on Lemuria and Atlantis, where the higher spiritual truths were taught to those who were willing to keep the disciplines of the adepts. The Sangha of the Buddha, the Essene community at Qumran, and Pythagoras’ school at Crotona were among the more recent mystery schools. Other schools were located in the Himalayas, the Far East and Egypt, as well as in Europe and South America. One by one, these mystery schools were destroyed or disbanded.

Wherever these schools have been destroyed, the Ascended Masters who sponsored them withdrew their flames and sacred shrines to their retreats on the etheric plane.  Here their disciples are trained between embodiments and in their finer bodies (during sleep or samadhi) in order that they might attain that Divine Self-knowledge which, until Saint Germain once again advanced it in this century, has not been available to mankind en masse in the physical plane for centuries. In 1984, Lord Maitreya reestablished his mystery school at the Royal Teton Ranch in southwestern Montana.

Occult. That which is hidden. The “occult” mysteries of the Great White Brotherhood held in their retreats for thousands of years are currently being brought forth by the Ascended Masters through their Messengers. There is evidence in scripture and other writings not included in the Bible–such as the Gnostic gospels, especially the Gospel of Thomas and the Secret Gospel of Mark–that the apostles kept a secret and advanced teaching given by Jesus to his inner circle. Did Paul allude to this when he said, “We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory”?

(I Cor. 2:7. See James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library in English [New York:  Harper and Row, 1977]; Elaine Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels [New York:  Random House, 1979]; Morton Smith, The Secret Gospel [New York:  Harper and Row, 1973]. For a list of lectures by Elizabeth Clare Prophet on the Lost Teachings of Jesus and Gnostic texts, send for a Summit University Press catalog.)

Omega.  See Alpha and Omega.

Path. The strait gate and narrow way that leadeth unto Life. The path of initiation whereby the disciple who pursues the Christ consciousness overcomes step by step the limitations of selfhood in time and space and attains reunion with Reality through the ritual of the ascension.

(Matt. 7:14. See El Morya, The Chela and the Path.)

Pearls of Wisdom. Weekly letters of instruction dictated by the Ascended Masters to their Messengers Mark and Elizabeth Prophet for students of the sacred mysteries throughout the world. The Pearls of Wisdom have been published by The Summit Lighthousecontinuously since 1958. They contain both fundamental and advanced teachings on cosmic law with a practical application of spiritual truths to personal and planetary problems.

(For introductory 12-week series, send $5.00. These priceless, very personal messages are also available in bound volumes.)

Physical body. The most dense of the four lower bodies of man, corresponding to the earth element and the fourth quadrant of Matter; the body that is the vehicle for the soul’s sojourn on earth and the focus for the crystallization in form of the energies of the etheric, mental, and emotional bodies.

Portia. The Ascended Lady Master.  Through thousands of years of service to God on the Seventh Ray of justice, freedom, mercy, forgiveness, alchemy, and sacred ritual, beloved Portia attained to the embodiment of the God Flame and God consciousness of divine Justice as divine Opportunity. Hence, she is called the Goddess of Justice or the Goddess of Opportunity. Representing the Sixth Ray of service and ministration on the Karmic Board, Portia keeps the flame of justice and opportunity on behalf of the evolutions of earth. Beloved Portia is the twin flame and divine consort of Saint Germain. Together they direct the next two-thousand-year cycle, the seventh dispensation known as the Aquarian age.

Power, Wisdom, and Love. The trinity of the threefold flame–Power representing the Father, Wisdom the Son, and Love the Holy Spirit. The balanced manifes­tation of these God-qualities in and as the flame within the heart is the prerequisite to personal Christhood. Attributes of the Hindu conception of the Trinity as (1) Brahma, the Creator, (2) Vishnu, the Preserver, and (3) Shiva, the Destroyer of evil/Deliverer of souls.  According to the Eastern tradition, the Divine Mother is the universal force, Shakti, who releases the light/action, energy/consciousness of this threefold flame of Spirit into the Matter cosmos through the precious hearts of her children. See also Threefold flame.

Presence.  See I AM Presence.

Psychic. (From Gk. psyche ‘soul’.)  One who has developed his soul, or solar, faculties for heightened awareness of the physical, astral, mental, and sometimes the etheric belts of earth and her evolutions. A psychic, or one who is psychic, has, in this or previous embodiments, developed faculties of sensitivity or extrasensory perception not generally accessed by mankind. This may include altered states above or below the normal threshold of awareness and the tapping of the computer of the subconscious or the superconscious mind. Although some use these faculties constructively with a respectable degree of accuracy, in many cases the information as well as the discrimination thereof is unreliable.

The term “psychic” has come to be used synonymously with the term “astral” in its negative context and pertains to the penetration and manipulation of energy at the level of the astral plane.  According to the Ascended Masters, one who has involved his energies in the psychic, psychicism, or psychic phenomena is functioning on the lower astral plane. Thus, by the strong ties established with entities of the lower octaves, he postpones the day of his true spiritual development and oneness with the penetrability of the Godhead. Conversely, through oneness with God and direct apprehension of the higher octaves, he may derive spiritual benefit for his soul in the etheric plane (heaven world), journeying in his etheric sheath to the retreats of the Ascended Masters of the Great White Brotherhood and the cities and temples of light located in that plane. True spiritual God-mastery is not measured by clairvoyance or psychic phenomena but by the God-control of the sacred fires of the heart and adeptship on the path of Love.

 

Raphael.  See Archangel.

Rays. Beams of light or other radiant energy. The light emanations of the Godhead which, when invoked in the name of God or in the name of the Christ, burst forth as a flame in the world of the individual. Rays may be projected by the God consciousness of ascendedor unascended beings through the chakras and the third eye as a concentration of energy taking on numerous God-qualities, such as love, truth, wisdom, healing, etc. Through the misuse of God’s energy, practitioners of black magic project rays having negative qualities, such as death rays, sleep rays, hypnotic rays, disease rays, psychotronic rays, the evil eye, etc. See also Seven rays.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays.)

Readings. Probings of the records and soul memory of past, present, and future and of planes of consciousness beyond the physical. If readings are done by a psychic or through regression by hypnosis, they may be a probe of or an accessing of the astral body and astral belt of the earth, hence the human consciousness in all its personal and planetary astrological aspects. Since this takes into account experiences of the lower self without benefit of the soul’s ongoing integration with the Higher Self and its point of perspective–looking down upon herself from the plane of causation to the plane of effect–such a reading is at best one dimensional. It may be a rerun that evokes deep emotions, but it will fail to re-create the rapture of the soul’s self-transcendence in Higher Conscious­ness–the victorious denouement of her passage through the dark night.

Readings by an Ascended Master on behalf of a chela are given in order that lessons may be learned, goals set, and right choices made based on the totality of the life picture, involving the karma of the scene, the priorities of self-mastery, service with one’s twin flame, and a vision of future freedom. The realization of this freedom may depend on a commitment to sacrifice in the present–to willingly embrace obligations and debts in a one-pointed striving for the mark. When the Ascended Masters give a reading, they give it for the disciple who wants to know not for curiosity or self-importance but that he may pay the price for the soul’s separation from the Law of the One, balance karma, get off the treadmill of reembodiment, serve the I AM Race and their endeavors on behalf of humanity, reunite with his twin flame, and ascend to God. The Ascended Masters present an accurate assessment of the soul’s integration with the Christ Self in the four planes of Matter.  They quicken the memory of the divine plan for this life and tell their students what is their progress on the Path.  On the basis of the evaluation of the Lords of Karma, the Masters reveal what is most essential to the soul’s salvation, drawing from the Book of Life and the hall of records maintained by the Keeper of the Scrolls.

Since a reading taken from the subconscious opens the records that have been sealed in wisdom’s name by the Christ Self for this lifetime, the Ascended Masters recommend that instead of a reading the violet flame be invoked to “clear,” i.e., transmute, these records without prior probe in order that the soul may daily ascend to God, transcending the past, living in the Eternal Now, strengthened by Higher Consciousness.  The violet flame itself may reveal to soul and mind flashes of the past as these pass into the flame for transmutation. Transmutation by the violet flame frees us to be who we really are by our victories in God, unencumbered by the mésal-liances of our yesterdays.

Real Image. (1) The true image of God after which man (male and female) was made in the beginning. The Real Image is the likeness of God, the Christ, or Light-emanation of God; it is the blueprint of the true identity of the sons and daughters of God. (2) The face of God mirrored by his angels and innocent souls.

(Gen. 1:26, 27.)

Real Self. The Christ Self; the I AM Presence; immortal Spirit that is the animating principle of all manifestation. See also Chart of Your Divine Self.

Recording angel. The angel assigned to the soul to record all her actions, words, deeds, feelings, thoughts–in short, her comings and goings in the planes of Mater. The recording angel records each day’s events and turns them over to the Keeper of the Scrolls, who is the head of the band of angels known as the angels of record and of all recording angels assigned to the lifewaves evolving in time and space.

Retreats. Focuses of the Great White Brotherhood chiefly on the etheric plane where the Ascended Masters preside. Retreats anchor one or more flames of the Godhead as well as the momentum of the Masters’ service and attainment for the balance of light in the four lower bodies of a planet and its evolutions. Retreats serve many functions for the councils of the hierarchy ministering to the lifewaves of earth. Some retreats are open to unascended mankind, whose souls may journey to these focuses in their etheric bodybetween their incarnations on earth and in their finer bodies (during sleep or samadhi).

Many of the Masters’ retreats, including their mystery schools, were anchored in the physical plane during earth’s earlier golden agesand even after the Great Rebellion of the fallen angels and the Fall. In the face of desecration and destruction of their shrines, the Masters withdrew their centers and their flames to the etheric plane, hence the term “retreat.”  Following the ascension of the Messenger Mark L. Prophet on February 26, 1973, the children of God were given renewed opportunity from the Lords of Karma to balance their karma by attending classes at the retreats of the Seven Chohans, the Maha Chohan, and the World Teachers.  On January 1, 1986, Gautama Buddha and the Lords of Karma granted a petition of the Lords of the Seven Rays to open universities of the Spirit in their etheric retreats for tens of thousands of students to systematically pursue the path of self-mastery on the seven rays. Traveling in their finer bodies during sleep, students spend fourteen days at each of the retreats of the Chohans and the Maha Chohan.

(See “The Opening of the Temple Doors,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1973, vol. 26, nos. 10-19. El Morya, The Chela and the Path, chap. 5. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays, Book Two, pp. 302-9. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Message of the Inner Buddha,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, pp. 419-28.)

Root race.  See Manu.

Sacred fire. The Kundalini fire that lies as the coiled serpent in the base-of-the-spine chakra (the Muladhara) and rises through spiritual purity and self-mastery to the crown chakra, quickening the spiritual centers on the way. God, light, life, energy, the I AM THAT I AM. “Our God is a consuming fire.”  The sacred fire is the precipitation of the Holy Ghost for the baptism of souls, for purification, for alchemy and transmutation, and for the realization of the ascension, the sacred ritual of the return to the One.

(Heb. 12:29.)

Sacred labor. That particular calling, livelihood, or profession whereby one establishes his soul’s worth both to himself and to his fellowman. One perfects his sacred labor by developing his God-given talents as well as the gifts and graces of the Holy Spirit and laying these upon the altar of service to humanity. The sacred labor is not only one’s contribution to one’s community but it is the means whereby the soul can balance the threefold flame and pass the tests of the seven rays. It is an indispensable component of the path to reunion with God through the giving of oneself in practical living for God.

Saint Germain. The Ascended Master.  Chohan (Lord) of the Seventh Ray of Freedom, Hierarch of the Aquarian Age, sponsor of the United States of America; initiator of souls in the science and ritual of alchemy and transmutation through the violet flame by the power of the spoken Word, meditation, and visualization. His retreat in North America is the Cave of Symbols at Table Mountain, Wyoming. He also uses the Royal Teton Retreat at the Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; the retreat of his Guru, the Great Divine Director, the Cave of Light in India; and the Rakoczy Mansion, his focus in Transylvania. The keynotes of the Rakoczy Mansion are “Tales from the Vienna Woods” and “Rakoczy March.”  Following are his soul’s incarnations as revealed in various dispensations/activ­ities:

Ruler of a golden-age civilization in the area of the Sahara Desert 50,000 years ago.

High priest on Atlantis 13,000 years ago. Served in the Order of Lord Zadkiel in the Temple of Purification, located where the island of Cuba now is.

The Prophet Samuel, eleventh century b.c., Israel. Great religious leader who figured as prophet, priest, and last of the Hebrew judges.

Saint Joseph, first century a.d., Nazareth. Protector of Jesus and Mary.

Saint Alban, late third or early fourth century, town of Verulamium, renamed St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. First British martyr. Sheltered a fugitive priest, became a devout convert, and was put to death for disguising himself as the priest so he could die in his place.

Teacher of Proclus. The last major Greek Neoplatonic philosopher, Proclus (c. 410-485, Athens) headed the Platonic Academy and wrote extensively on philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, and grammar.

Merlin, c. fifth or sixth century, Britain. Magician, seer, and counsellor at King Arthur’s court who inspired the founding of the Order of the Knights of the Round Table.

Roger Bacon, c. 1220-1292, England. Philosopher, educational reformer, and experimental scientist; forerunner of modern science renowned for his exhaustive investigations into alchemy, optics, mathematics, and languages.

Christopher Columbus, 1451-1506, probably born Genoa, Italy, settled in Portugal. Discovered America in 1492 during first of four voyages to the New World sponsored by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, England. Philosopher, statesman, essayist and literary master, author of the Shakespearean plays, father of inductive science and herald of the scientific revolution. Took the initiation of the ascension May 1, 1684, then reappeared as:

Le Comte de Saint Germain, the “Wonderman of Europe,” eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. According to Prince Karl of Hesse, the Count revealed himself as the son of Prince Ferenc Rakoczy II of Transylvania; others have speculated he was a Portuguese Jew or son of the king of Portugal. Outstanding alchemist, scholar, linguist, musician, artist and diplomat; worked behind the scenes to bring about a United States of Europe and to forestall the bloodshed of violent revolution. His powers included bilocation, appearing at court and then dissolving his form at will, removing flaws from diamonds and other precious stones, and precipitating an elixir that prevented aging. He was also ambidextrous and could compose simultaneously a letter with one hand and poetry with the other, or two identical pieces of writing with each hand. He visited Marie Antoinette and her intimate friend, Madame d’Adhémar, who later wrote the story of his adeptship and warning of the coming debacle and death of the king and queen.

(See Madame d’Adhémar, Souvenirs de Marie Antoinette, excerpted in Isabel Cooper-Oakley, The Count of Saint-Germain [Blauvelt, N.Y.:  Rudolph Steiner Publications, 1970]. “Saint Germain on Freedom,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1977, vol. 20, nos. 31-52; 1978, vol. 21, nos. 1-7; Saint Germain On Alchemy;  Saint Germain On Prophecy.  Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays, Book One, chap. 7, Book Two, chap. 7. Saint Germain:  Chohan of the Seventh Ray of Freedom, 2-audiocassette album. Lectures by Elizabeth Clare Prophet:  The Golden Age Prince:  A Lecture on Francis Bacon, 2-audiocassette album. “Saint Germain:  ‘The Man Who Never Dies and Who Knows Everything,’” 1-hour TV show on video. Saint Germain On Alchemy, 2-video­cassette album; 3 audiocassettes. “Christopher Columbus:  The Man and the Myth,” three 1-hr. TV shows on video; 2 audio­cassettes.

Sanat Kumara. Great Guru of the seed of Christ throughout cosmos; Hierarch of Venus; the Ancient of Days spoken of in Daniel 7:9, 13, 22. Sanat Kumara (from the Skt., meaning “always a youth”) is one of the Seven Holy Kumaras. Long ago he came to Earth in her darkest hour when all light had gone out in her evolutions, for there was not a single individual on the planet who gave adoration to the God Presence. Sanat Kumara and the band of 144,000 souls of Light who accompanied him volunteered to keep the flame of Life on behalf of Earth’s people. This they vowed to do until the children of God would respond to the love of God and turn once again to serve their Mighty I AM Presence. Sanat Kumara’s retreat,  Shamballa, was established on an island in the Gobi Sea, now the Gobi Desert. The first to respond to his flame was Gautama Buddha, followed by Lord Maitreya and Jesus.

Sanat Kumara is revered in Hinduism as one of the four or seven sons of Brahma. They are portrayed as youths who have remained ever pure. He is said to be one of the oldest progenitors of mankind. Sanat Kumara has revealed his fourfold identity as champion of the Cosmic Christ in the four quadrants of Matter and in his own Lightbearers as (1) Karttikeya, the god of war and commander-in-chief of the army of gods. Legends say Karttikeya was born specifically to slay the demon Taraka, who symbolizes the lower mind, or ignorance. (2) Kumara, “the holy youth.” (3) Skanda, the son of Shiva. (4) Guha, “cave”; so called because he lives in the cave of the heart.

Sanat Kumara held the position of Lord of the World until his disciple Gautama Buddha reached sufficient attainment to hold that office. On January 1, 1956, Gautama Buddha was crowned Lord of the World and Sanat Kumara, as Regent Lord of the World, returned to Venus and to his twin flame, the Lady Master Venus. There, in another dimension of the ‘physical/etheric’ octave–together with the other Holy Kumaras, Mighty Victory and his legions, many Ascended Masters and the Lightbearers of Venus–he continues his service with the Great White Brotherhood on behalf of planet Earth. On May 25, 1975, Lady Master Venus announced that she had come to “tarry for a time on Terra” to dedicate anew the fires of the Mother as Sanat Kumara keeps the flame on Venus. Sanat Kumara frequently dictates through the Messenger and envelops the Earth in the swaddling garment of his auric field. See also Lord of the World.

(See Sanat Kumara On the Path of the Ruby Ray:  The Opening of the Seventh Seal,  Pearls of Wisdom, 1979, vol. 22, Book I.)

Satan. (From Gk., Heb. ‘adversary’.) A lieutenant of the fallen Archangel Lucifer and ranking member of his false hierarchy,mistakenly thought to be the archdeceiver himself. However, before his fall Satan had never attained to the rank of Archangel. Thus in the hierarchy of fallen angels, neither he nor any other ever exceeded Lucifer. The “Devil” was Lucifer and the surviving fallen angels that were under him are all called devils, Lucifer’s seed still outranking the seed of the lesser powers and principalities of Darkness. Even so, in their personification of Evil, or the Energy Veil, those who deified and were the embodiment of Absolute Evil were referred to by the generic term “devil.”  Both Lucifer and Satan and their various lieutenants have been referred to in scripture as the adversary, the accuser of the brethren, the tempter, the Antichrist, the personification of the carnal mind of mankind, i.e., the planetary dweller-on-the-threshold, Serpent, the beast, the dragon, etc. On January 27, 1982, Satan was remanded to the Court of the Sacred Fire, resulting in his final judgment and second death.

(See Jesus Christ, “The Final Judgment of Satan,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1982, vol. 25, Book I, no. 16.)

Science of the spoken Word.  See Spoken Word.

Seraphim. Also known as the seraphic hosts. The order of angels dedicated to the focusing of the flame of purity and the consciousness of purity before the throne of God, in the electronic fire rings of the Great Central Sun, and throughout the cosmos in the planes of Spirit and Matter. Justinius is the Captain of Seraphic Bands. Under his direction they serve at the altar of God in the Great Central Sun and at the ascension flame and the Ascension Temple at Luxor. Serapis Bey, the Hierarch of the Ascension Temple and Chohan of the Fourth Ray, was originally of the order of the seraphim. Isaiah saw “seraphims” (Heb. ‘burners’, ‘burning ones’) standing above the LORD’s throne, each one having six wings:  “With twain he covered his face (before the LORD’s glory), and with twain he covered his feet (in reverence before the holiness of the LORD), and with twain he did fly (accelerate his vibration to the planes of the Great Central Sun, decelerate to the planes of physicality and form).”  The seraphim are initiators of the LORD’s servants on earth, purging and purifying the ones chosen to be his ministering servants–priests, prophets, messengers, etc. Isaiah himself received the seraphic initiation, which he vividly describes:  “Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:  and he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.”

Serapis Bey describes his vision of the seraphim in his Dossier on the Ascension:  “The seraphim came and they were as flaming streaks of fire passing through the atmosphere, and I knew that they possessed the quality of cosmic penetrability. Like cosmic rays they could pass through the flesh form of man, through his thoughts and feelings. When penetration occurred and the seraphim flew through human con­sciousness, what residue was left behind or what absorption was accomplished?

“I saw clearly that absorption was accomplished and that residue was left behind–absorption by reason of instantaneous transmutation of all substance that came nigh unto their trajectory. I noted also that the residue left behind was of intense white-fire devotion, charged with a yearning for purity. I perceived that this quality lingered within the consciousness of many; and yet, unless it was fed or accepted by them, its decay rate in their con­sciousness would be of relatively short term, for a disassociation of these ideas would cause the lingering sparks of the seraphim to pursue the parent body and leave their temporarily unwelcome home. Affinitizing with the consciousness of the seraphim is tantamount to retaining the benefits of the seraphic hosts.

“I know of no power more valiantly capable of assisting anyone into his own ascension in the light than the transmutative efforts toward Cosmic Christ purity that are emitted by the seraphic hosts. In our retreat at Luxor, the meditations upon the seraphim are a very important part of our spiritual instruction. Jesus himself spent a great deal of time in communion with the seraphic hosts. This developed in him the superior power whereby he could cast out demons and take dominion over the outer world of form.”  The mantra of the seraphim that they chant without ceasing before the throne of the LORD is:  “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts:  the whole earth is full of his glory.”

(Isa. 6:2, 3, 6, 7. See Serapis Bey, Dossier on the Ascension, pp. 115-40.)

Serapis Bey. The Ascended Master. Lord (Chohan) of the Fourth Ray; Hierarch of the Ascension Temple at Luxor, Egypt; keeper of the ascension flame. Known as the great disciplinarian, Serapis reviews and trains candidates for the ascension. In the nineteenth century, he worked closely with El Morya, Kuthumi, Djwal Kul, and other Masters to found the Theosophical Society. The keynote of Serapis Bey is “Celeste Aïda” by Verdi and the keynote of his retreat is “Liebestraum” by Liszt. Serapis Bey’s embodiments include:

High priest on Atlantis more than 11,500 years  ago, served in the Ascension Temple.

Amenhotep III, c. 1417-1379 b.c., Egyptian pharaoh, called “the Magnificent.”  Brought Egypt to its height of diplomatic prestige, prosperity, and peace. His extensive building of monuments, palaces, and temples included construction of the temple of Luxor.

Leonidas, c. 480 b.c., king of Sparta. With only 300 soldiers he resisted the advance of Xerxes’ vast Persian army in a herculean effort at Thermopylae. Though finally defeated, their fight to the last man is celebrated in literature as the epitome of heroism in the face of overwhelming odds. See also Chohan.

(See Serapis Bey, Dossier on the Ascension:  The Story of the Soul’s Acceleration into Higher Con­sciousness on the Path of Initiation.  Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays, Book One, chap. 4; Book Two, chap. 4. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, A Retreat on the Ascension–an Experience with God, 8-audiocassette album.)

Seven rays. The light emanations of the Godhead, e.g., the seven rays of the white light, which emerge through the prism of the Christ consciousness. The seven rays are (1) blue, (2) yellow, (3) pink, (4) white, (5) green, (6) purple and gold, and (7) violet. There are also five “secret rays,” which originate in the white fire core of being, and numerous cosmic rays personally qualified by the heavenly hosts that radiate through the sacred hearts of the Father’s emissaries to lesser evolved lifestreams.

Seventh root race.  An evolution of souls sponsored by the Great Divine Director and destined to embody on the continent of South America under the seventh dispensation, the Aquarian age, and the Seventh Ray.  See also Root race.

Shamballa. Shamballa, the etheric “City of White,” ancient retreat of Sanat Kumara, was originally a physical replica of the Venusian City of the Kumaras. Shamballa was built on an island in the brilliant blue Gobi Sea (now the Gobi Desert) by volunteers who preceded Sanat Kumara to Terra. From the mainland, Shamballa was approached by a beautiful marble bridge. The main temple there, where Sanat Kumara established the focus of the threefold flame thousands of years ago, was marked by a golden dome and was surrounded by terraces, flame-fountains, and seven temples–one for each of the seven rays.  Each year the people would come from many miles to witness the visible, physical sacred fire and to take home a piece of wood consecrated by Sanat Kumara to light their fires through the coming year. Thus began the tradition of the Yule log, commemorating the return to the fire of Christhood. The physical retreat of Shamballa was withdrawn to the etheric octave in subsequent dark ages.

On December 31, 1976, Gautama Buddha, Hierarch of Shamballa and successor of Sanat Kumara, announced that America is the place where “we will transfer Shamballa.”  He said, “Here we will transfer that city of light one day. It will be the implementation now of a secondary forcefield, the Omega aspect of Shamballa, as the Alpha aspect remains positioned where it is…in the Gobi Sea of light over the Gobi Desert.”  Lord Gautama recently established his Western Shamballa in the etheric octave over the Inner Retreat near Yellowstone National Park. On April 18, 1981, he announced:  “From Shamballa I arc a light. I would establish the ground of the Ancient of Days….In this hour I contemplate–note it well–the arcing of the flame of Shamballa to the Inner Retreat as the Western abode of the Buddhas and the Bodhisattvas and the Bodhisattvas-to-Be who are devotees of the Mother light.”

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “The Message of the Inner Buddha,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, pp. 419-23.)

Shiva.  See Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva.

Sin. Broadly, any departure from cosmic law that is the result of the exercise of free will.

Sons and daughters of God. (1) Those who come forth as the fruit of the divine union of the spirals of Alpha and Omega; those who have the Christ with them as the Immanuel. The creation of the Father-Mother God (Elohim) made in the image and likeness of the Divine Us, identified by the threefold flame of Life anchored within the heart. (2) On the Path, the term “sons and daughters of God” denotes a level of initiation and a rank in hierarchy that is above those who are called the children of God–children in the sense that they have not passed the initiations of the sacred fire that would warrant their being called joint-heirs with Christ, hence sons and daughters of God.

Soul. God is a Spirit and the soul is the living potential of God. The soul’s demand for free will and her separation from God resulted in the descent of this potential into the lowly estate of the flesh. Sown in dishonor, the soul is destined to be raised in honor to the fullness of that God-estate which is the one Spirit of all Life. The soul can be lost; Spirit can never die.

The soul remains a fallen potential that must be imbued with the reality of Spirit, purified through prayer and supplication, and returned to the glory from which it descended and to the unity of the Whole. This rejoining of soul to Spirit is the alchemical marriage that determines the destiny of the self and makes it one with immortal Truth. When this ritual is fulfilled, the highest Self is enthroned as the Lord of Life and the potential of God, realized in man, is found to be the All-in-all. (See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 8-13.)

Spirit. The masculine polarity of the Godhead; the coordinate of Matter; God as Father, who of necessity includes within the polarity of himself God as Mother and hence is known as the Father-Mother God. The plane of the I AM Presence, of perfection; the dwelling place of the Ascended Masters in the kingdom of God. (When lowercased, as in “spirits,” the term is synonymous with discarnates, or astral entities; “spirit,” singular and lowercased, is used interchangeably with soul.)

Spoken Word. The Word of the LORD God released in the original fiats of creation. The release of the energies of the Word, or the Logos, through the throat chakra by the Sons of God in confirmation of that lost Word. It is written, “By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”  When man and woman reconsecrate the throat chakra in the affirmation of the Word of God, they become the instruments of God’s own commandments that fulfill the law of their re-creation after the image of the Son.

Invocations offered by priests and priestesses of the sacred fire on Lemuria in this power of the spoken Word were originally given according to the science of the Logos. The perversion of this science in the practice of black magic occurred later, in the last days of Lemuria, bringing about the destruction of the temples of the Cosmic Virgin and the cataclysm that sank the continent. The Easter Island images are the remains, marking the site of the wars of the gods that shook the earth in those terrible days. By contrast, this science of the spoken Word was used in its pure form by the Israelites to fell the walls of Jericho. Today disciples use the power of the Word in decrees, affirmations, prayers, and mantras to draw the essence of the sacred fire from the I AM Presence, the Christ Self, and Cosmic Beings to channel God’s light into matrices of transmutation and transformation for constructive change in the planes of Matter.

The science of the spoken Word (together with that of the immaculate concept) is the essential and key ingredient in all alchemy. Without the Word spoken, there is no alchemy, no creation, no change or interchange in any part of Life. It is the alchemist’s white stone which, when successfully applied by the secrets of the heart flame, reveals the “new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.”  Blessed is he that overcometh the carnal mind’s opposition to the exercise–the practice that makes perfect–of the science of the spoken Word in the offering of daily dynamic decrees unto the LORD, for unto him shall the Holy Spirit“give to eat of the hidden manna.”

The Master of the Aquarian age, Saint Germain, teaches his disciples to invoke by the power of the spoken Word the violet flame for forgiveness of sins and for the baptism of the sacred fire in preparation for transition into the Higher Consciousness of God. See alsoDecree, Mantra.

(Matt. 12:37; Rev. 2:17. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Science of the Spoken Word.  Jesus and Kuthumi, Prayer and Meditation.  Prayers, Meditations, and Dynamic Decrees for the Coming Revolution in Higher Consciousness, Sections I and II. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Science of the Spoken Word:  Why and How to Decree Effectively, 4-audiocassette album. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “I’m Stumping for the Coming Revolution in Higher Con­sciousness!” 3-audio­cassette album; The Liberating Power of the Word, album 1, 6 audiocassettes. For audiocassettes of decrees, songs, mantras and rosaries, including decrees to Archangel Michael, El Morya, and Lord Lanto and violet flame decrees, see pp. 465-66.)

The Summit Lighthouse. An outer organization of the Great White Brotherhood founded by Mark L. Prophet in 1958 in Washington, D.C., under the direction of the Ascended Master El Morya, Chief of the Darjeeling Council, for the purpose of publishing and disseminating the Teachings of the Ascended Masters.

Synthetic image. That aspect of man or woman which is the counterfeit of true selfhood. The synthetic image is diametrically opposed to the Real Image of the Christ Self, which is the true identity of the sons and daughters of God.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest  Mountain, chap. 1.)

Threefold flame.  The flame of the Christ that is the spark of Life anchored in the secret chamber of the heart of the sons and daughters of God and the children of God. The sacred trinity of Power, Wisdom, and Love that is the manifestation of the sacred fire.  See also Chart of Your Divine Self.

(See “A Trilogy on the Threefold Flame of Life,” in Saint Germain On Alchemy, pp. 265-352.)

Transfiguration. An initiation on the path of the ascension that takes place when the initiate has attained a certain balance and expansion of the threefold flame.

(Matt. 17:1-8. See Jesus and Kuthumi, Corona Class Lessons, pp. 113-43.)

Tree of Life. The Tree of Life is symbolical of the I AM Presence and Causal Body of each individual and of the connection, depicted in the Chart of Your Divine Self, of Light’s children with their immortal Source. It is referred to in Genesis and Revelation:  “Out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food; the Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” “In the midst of the street of it and on either side of the river was there the Tree of Life, which bare twelve manner of fruits and yielded her fruit every month:  and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”  The twelve manner of fruits thereof are the twelve qualities of the God consciousness that man and woman are intended to realize as they follow the initiations on the path of the ascension.  These are God-power, God-love, and God-mastery, God-control, God-obedience, and God-wisdom, God-harmony, God-gratitude, and God-justice; God-reality, God-vision, and God-victory.

(Gen. 2:9; Rev. 22:2. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Keys from Judaism:  The Kabbalah and the Temple of Man,” Part 2:  “The Creation of the Tree of Life,” 1-hr. TV show on video.)

Tube of light. The white light that descends from the heart of the I AM Presence in answer to the call of man as a shield of protection for his four lower bodies and his soul evolution. See also Chart of Your Divine Self.

Twin flame. The spirit’s masculine or feminine counterpart conceived out of the same white fire body, the fiery ovoid of the I AM Presence.

(See “Twin Flames in Love,” in Pearls of Wisdom, 1978, vol. 21, nos. 34-47; 8-audiocassette album. The Ascended Masters On Soul Mates and Twin Flames,  Pearls of Wisdom, 1985, vol. 28, Books I and II. The Coming Revolution:  The Magazine for Higher Consciousness, Summer 1986. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Twin Flames in Love II, 3-audiocassette album; condensed in 1-audiocassette album Twin Flames and Soul Mates:  A New Look at Love, Karma and Relation­ships.)

Unascended being. One who has not passed through the ritual of the ascension: (1) One abiding in time and space who has not yet overcome the limitations of the planes of Mater (as opposed to an ascended being, who has ascended into the Presence of God). (2) One who has overcome all limitations of Matter yet chooses to remain in time and space to focus the consciousness of God for lesser evolutions.

The Universal. God, the One, the Divine Whole; energy that pervades the cosmos in the planes of Spirit and Matter as the universal presence of the Holy Spirit.

Uriel.  See Archangel.

Victory. The Ascended Master. A Venusian Master whose devotion to the flame of victory for more than a hundred thousand years has given him the authority over that flame through vast reaches of the cosmos. Mighty Victory was one of the Cosmic Beings who responded to Saint Germain’s call for cosmic assistance to the earth in the 1930s. He has twelve cosmic Masters serving with him in addition to legions of angels and ascended beings who focus the consciousness of God’s victory and the victorious sense to every soulevolving in the planes of Matter.

Violet flame. Seventh Ray aspect of the Holy Spirit. The sacred fire that transmutes the cause, effect, record, and memory of sin, or negative karma. Also called the flame of transmutation, of freedom, and of forgiveness. See also Chart of Your Divine Self, Decrees.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 359-62; The Lost Teachings of Jesus II,softbound, chap. 13; or pocketbook, Book Four, chap 13. The Science of the Spoken Word.  Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, chaps. 39, 40; “Saint Germain and Violet Flame Decrees,” 1 video­cassette; “On the Violet Flame and the Chakras,” 1 videocassette. Save the World with Violet Flame!  by Saint Germain 1-4, audiocassettes of decrees and songs. Violet Flame for Elemental Life–Fire, Air, Water and Earth 1 and 2, audiocassettes of decrees and songs.)

Vishnu.  See Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva.

Western Shamballa.  See Shamballa.

Word. The Word is the Logos; it is the power of God and the realization of that power incarnate in and as the Christ. The energies of the Word are released by devotees of the Logos in the ritual of the science of the spoken Word.  It is through the Word that the Father-Mother God communicates with mankind. The Christ is the personification of the Word. See also Christ, Decree.

World Teacher. Office in hierarchy held by those ascended beings whose attainment qualifies them to represent the universal and personal Christ to unascended mankind. The office of World Teacher, formerly held by Maitreya, was passed to Jesus and his disciple Saint Francis (Kuthumi) on January 1, 1956, when the mantle of Lord of the World was transferred from Sanat Kumara to Gautama Buddha and the office of Cosmic Christ and Planetary Buddha (formerly held by Gautama) was simultaneously filled by Lord Maitreya. Serving under Lord Maitreya, Jesus and Kuthumi are responsible for setting forth the Teachings in this two-thousa­nd-year cycle leading to individual self-mastery and the Christ consciousness.  They sponsor all souls seeking union with God, tutoring them in the fundamental laws governing the cause/effect sequences of their own karma and teaching them how to come to grips with the day-to-day challenges of their individual dharma, one’s duty to fulfill the Christ potential through the sacred labor.

The World Teachers have sponsored the education of souls in the Christ light at every level, from preschool through primary and secondary education to college and university levels. In every nation on earth, they have inspired teachers, philosophers, scientists, artists, professional and nonprofessional people with the wisdom of the ages as it applies to each particular culture, even as the many cultures of the world serve to bring forth the many facets of the Christ consciousness.

The term “world teacher,” lowercased, refers to the embodied disciple who dedicates himself to the lifetime calling of planetary enlightenment under the Universal Christ. This appellation is descriptive of the disciple’s chosen sacred labor and dedication to it. It is not an indication of his attainment or that he has necessarily qualified himself to share the office or mantle of Jesus and Kuthumi.

Zadkiel, Archangel.  Archangel of the Seventh Ray; focuses the consciousness of God-freedom on behalf of souls evolving in the Spirit-Matter planes. Together with his twin flame, the Archeia Holy Amethyst, Zadkiel teaches the children of the Light the mastery of the freedom flame and the Seventh Ray in the governments and economies of the nations, in the science of alchemy, and in the ritual of invocation. Zadkiel prepares them for the priesthood in the Order of Melchizedek. Retreat: Temple of Purification on the etheric plane over Cuba and the Caribbean islands.

 

I AM the consuming of all darkness

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