By J. S. Gordon

Information the method of religious initiation from aspirant to the top Adept

• Explains the features of every degree of initiation, together with the linked mental matters that must be confronted to maneuver to the subsequent degree

• Explores the lengthy historical past of the secret traditions from historical Egypt, Babylonia, and India to the fashionable Theosophy of Blavatsky and Bailey

• finds how the Brotherhood of religious Adepts is expanding worldwide tensions to arrange humanity for the Age of Aquarius and religious revelation

As the precessional cycle transits from Pisces to Aquarius, nice shifts in religious evolution are at the horizon--not for all of humanity as many within the New Age circulation have generously hypothesized yet when you have undertaken the required non secular guidance and initiatory paintings.

Drawing from his deep immersion within the secret traditions of either East and West, writer J. S. Gordon investigates the initiatic direction from precedent days to fashionable day, detailing the step by step means of initiation and the series from non secular aspirant to the top Adeptship. He explains the typical common sense and features of every degree of initiation, together with the linked difficulties and mental concerns that must be confronted on the way to movement ahead to the subsequent level. He indicates how humanity is of course vulnerable to religious evolution and the advance of upper attention. we're a part of the general evolutionary technique of Nature, a method guided through the main hugely developed Adepts and increasing past Earth to the whole kosmos.

Exploring the lengthy heritage of the secret colleges starting with historic Egypt, Babylonia, and India, Gordon examines the sacred metaphors and allegories of esoteric philosophy, metaphysics, occult technology, and the technology of the Seven Rays in addition to the Adept-inspired theosophical works of H. P. Blavatsky and A. A. Bailey. He seems on the Adept Hierarchy of the nice White Himalayan Brotherhood and considers intimately much-discussed mysteries: The Jesus-as-Christ secret and the Maitreya-Buddha secret. Revealing how advancement--spiritual, clinical, and cultural--erupts out of hysteria, he explains how the Adepts were expanding neighborhood and international tensions to organize humanity for the Age of Aquarius, thereby growing the precise preconditions for religious evolution and an eventual recovery of the Mysteries in our personal sleek period.

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Accordingly, whilst guy reasons switch to occur outdoor due cycle, the devas are answerable for utilising these forces that reason sensory equilibrium to be regained. It follows that the spiritually Self-conscious person (i. e. , the genuine Adept) takes nice care to not generate own reasons revolving round himself or herself (as humankind normally does) by way of going outdoor the status quo and cycle. Human self-centeredness brings its personal unlucky “rewards” of a karmic nature, while unselfishness brings liberation. besides the fact that, self-consciousness (at no matter what point of being one needs to contemplate) is the crown of the evolutionary approach. hence, we've the anomaly that the deva evolves via yielding to awareness of the necessity for qualitative switch (at the right kind second in every one cycle), while guy evolves through yielding to consciousness of the fundamental phantasm of switch in shape. either then development in parallel till attaining a divine reunion. that very same reunion is itself the expression of a cognizance within the realization in their guardian emblems. It takes the shape of guy changing into a SELF-realized god. It follows from this that the angel or deva possesses an instinctive experience of sensible necessity. It has no feel of selection since it has no event of or wish for choices. because the agent of Divine reminiscence, its sole hindrance is to hold out the aim of its hierarchical superiors, as top it might probably. eleven it truly is therefore via advantage of this unquestioning obedience to common legislations that the universe capabilities in response to strict order—the historic Egyptian Ma’at—which leaves not anything to likelihood. whereas this means that every little thing is preplanned, thereby permitting even guy no experience of selection, it has to be stated that, like any engineering ideas, tolerances are allowed as of operating necessity and are therefore inherent within the system’s innate flexibility. In different phrases, regardless of the inborn obstacles of the soul nature and the restrictive feeling recognition of the angel/deva, there consistently exists a spread or spectrum of obtainable chances during which a relative “freedom” of notion and motion needs to proceed to function. SEVENFOLD HIERARCHIES as a result of the serial confusion because of point out of the time period angel or deva—particularly within the West—we possibly have to comprehend whatever extra of the structural intent attached with their capabilities. those features, concerning the iteration of states of being, are of a much wider nature than mostly imagined and we will be able to most likely do no larger in atmosphere them out than by means of following the structure followed via that particular recognized to trendy historians as “pseudo-Dionysius” (not “the Areopagite” good friend of St. Paul), who's acknowledged to have introduced their names (from Assyria) to Western Christianity within the 3rd century CE. those are as proven at the left-hand aspect of fig. three. four. we would point out in passing that they macrocosmically parallel the seven hierarchies of Elohim present in the Judaic approach (itself borrowed mostly from the Chaldeo-Babylonian scheme).

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