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In this introductory class, we'll be discussing the 8 Sabbats and how to celebrate them. This introductory course will give you a basic overview of each Sabbat.

In this introductory class, we'll be discussing the 8 Sabbats and how to celebrate them. This introductory course will give you a basic overview of each Sabbat.

In this course, you'll be learning to trust your gut instincts and your intuition about how you're feeling, You'll learn to clear negative energies, and arm yourself with a foundation in the 5 basics of casting protection magick, which include: shielding, warding, mirroring, isolating, and banishing. 

In this introductory course, you will learn the base of all things utilized in spellwork. We'll cover the meanings of: colors; numbers; herbs and oils; plants and gardening; animal totems; incense; gems; stones; moon phases; months of the year; days of the week; runes; symbols; elements; gods and goddesses; and zodiac signs.

You'll also learn how to use this information to your personal advantage and practically apply the knowledge acquired.

This introductory course is specifically designed to walk you through the creation of your own custom Book of Shadows. It'll give you an idea of what all goes into a Book of Shadows, how to set it up, and much more.

You'll get a basic understanding of what empathy is and isn't and what ie means to be an empath. We'll look at why and how it affects us directly, as well as learn some methods to help properly manage it. We'll also take an introductory look at the major "Clair Senses". 

In this class you will:
  • Take mental field trips
  • Find your empathic triggers and signs
  • Practice techniques to effectively handle empathy
  • Research and acquire an in-depth knowledge of what the Clair Senses are, and their individual and collective purpose.
  • Select 1 Clair Service of your choice and write a research paper on it.

In this introductory class, you'll be looking at the very basics of performing rituals. This class will help you when attending school rituals and while you do rituals for classes on your own. This is a very short class just to get you familiar with rituals, what they are, use them, and how to effectively pair them with other work.

In this introductory class, we'll discuss the various types of spells and the basics of writing and performing simple spells. You'll be introduced to creating a Spell Work Journal and will learn how to use that to write and curate your own custom spells. This is actually the introductory course for our The Art of the Craft Series.

In this course, you'll be learning about the different phases of the sun, the purpose of solar magick, and how it affects the energy of your practices. This is a brief introductory course which leads into our Solar Magick series.

Discuss the idea of the God Trifecta and learn how to leverage and use the multiple gods and their individual purposes - within its three different masculine aspects. 

Self-mastery is the process of evolving and becoming more and more enlightened. And at the end of that self-mastery journey is leaving the body and ascending to the next spiritual plane - i.e., becoming an Ascended Master. 

Ascended Masters face similar or even more difficult life challenges than the rest of us, and in the midst of those struggles, CHOOSE to express themselves as the full magnificence of All That Is.

Which Ascended Master Guides You? 

Ask yourself, what do you need to learn at this point in your life?

...Because life is a long journey for most, and at different phases you will require different forms of support and assistance.

Each individual is backed up by a team of Ascended Masters. Yes, a team. You are guided by not one, but five masters. This is called the Five Ray team. 

There are eight rays of incarnation, and we all are born with five of these rays. Each soul is said to incarnate on these specific rays. There is an Ascended Master assigned to each of the five rays, according to the life lessons laid out for you. 

The 1st Ray – The Ray of Will or Power

The outstanding quality of ray one is loneliness, isolation, and the ability to stand alone and unmoved.

Special Virtues
Strength, courage, steadfastness, truthfulness arising from absolute fearlessness, power of ruling, capacity to grasp great questions in large minded way and of handling men and measures.

Vices of Ray

Pride, ambition, willfulness, hardness, arrogance, desire to control others, obstinacy, anger.

Virtues to be Acquired

Tenderness, Humility, Sympathy, Tolerance, Patience

In will of the first ray, self-government is the dominant note. If you belong to this ray your sense of self will be strong (and if you are not well advanced in other respects it may be disagreeable as well) and will tend to give you a firmness - amid things and events that scarcely anything in the world can shake or change. The first ray contains an inclination to be positive in action, and the courage to face life as an adventure and not take refuge or rest amid things taking place. It cannot be a stubbornness, which clings to some idea, or feeling, or site-of-self, or place, or thing, but must by its very nature have the character of flexibility and newness, for it is a power, and not a pose.

The first ray person rules themselves with an iron fist. If such a person comes to think that flesh foods, for example, are bad to eat, from a physical or moral point of view, they will give them up without effort, and if the body raises its head and says, “Oh, I want the taste of that thing again, and do you mean to say that you will not let me have it?" the individual's response usually comes without hesitation, and decrees, “Yes, and I mean just that.”

Ray One is known as the ray of power. Though it is needed for sustenance and success, power alone, without wisdom and love, will result in destruction and disintegration. When however the three characteristics are united, it becomes a creative and governing ray. Those on this ray have strong will power for either good or evil, for the former when the will is directed by wisdom and made selfless by love. Ray one people will always “come to the front” in their own line. They may be a burglar or the judge who condemns the burglar, but in either case, they will be at the head of their profession. They are the born leader in any and every public career, one to trust and lean on; one to defend the weak and put down oppression - fearless of consequences and utterly indifferent to comment. On the other hand, an unmodified first ray can produce a man of unrelenting cruelty and hardness of nature.

Individuals on this ray are spoken of occultly as “crashing their way into incarnation. They appropriate dynamically that which they require. They takeno hindrance in the satisfaction of their desires. They stand alone in a proud isolation, glorifying in their strength, their ruthlessness. These qualities have to be transmuted into that intelligent use of power, which make them powerful factors in the Plan, and magnetic centers of force, gathering workers and forces around them. An illustration of this can be seen the work of Master El Morya, who is the center, the magnetic attractive center, of esoteric groups, conferring on them by the power and the capacity to destroy that which is undesirable in the life of individuals. Forget not that the work of stimulating, that which is needed, is one of the major tasks of a Master and the power of discipline to destroy, that which limits them, is greatly needed. Souls of this ray, as they come into incarnation through desire, grasp. This expresses the nature of the force demonstration employed and there is a measure of violence in their technique. They eventually “take the kingdom of heaven by force" if deemed so necessary.

The Ray of Dynamic Intensity!

It's easy for ray one people to resist the tendency to identify themselves with others. To have true understanding, involves an increased ability to love all beings and yet, at the same time, to preserve personality detachment. This detachment can be easily founded on an inability to love, in a selfish concern for one’s own comfort – physical, mental or spiritual and above all, emotional. First ray people dread emotion and despise it, but sometimes they have to swing into an emotional condition before they can use emotional sensitivity in the right manner.

First ray people belong to what is called the "Destroyer Ray" and the power of the first aspect, which is the power to bring to an end, flows through them. They have a tendency to destroy as to build, through a wrong direction of energy, through over-emphasis of energy in some particular direction, or through misuse of energy in work with themselves or others. Many ray one people have the tendency to pride themselves on this and hide behind a plea that, being upon ray one, a disruptive tendency is unavoidable. Such is not the case. Builders, such as second ray people always are, have to learn to destroy, when prompted by group love and acting under the impulse of group love and utilizing the power of attachment in a detached manner. Both groups, builders and destroyers, must ever work from the standpoint of reality, from the inner nucleus of truth and must take their stand at the center.

 The 2nd Ray – The Ray of Divine Love & Wisdom

The outstanding quality of ray one is loneliness, isolation, and the ability to stand alone and unmoved.

Special Virtues
Calmness, strength, patience and endurance, love of truth, faithfulness, intuition, clear intelligence and serene temper.

Vices of Ray

Over absorption in study, coldness, indifference to others, and contempt of mental limitations in others.

Virtues to be Acquired

Love, compassion, unselfishness, and energy.

This ray is called the Ray of Wisdom from its characteristic desire for pure knowledge and for absolute truth – cold and selfish, if without love, and inactive without power. When both power and love are present, then you have the ray of the Buddhas and all great teachers of humanity, – those who, having attained wisdom for the sake of others, spend themselves in giving it forth. The student on this is ever unsatisfied with his highest attainments; no matter how great his knowledge, his mind is still fixed on the unknown, the beyond, and on the heights as yet unscaled.

The man with ray two will have tact and foresight; he will make an excellent ambassador, and a first rate teacher or a head of a college; as a man of affairs, he will have clear intelligence and wisdom in dealing with matters which come before him, and he will have the capacity of impressing true views of things on others and of making them see things as he does. He will make a good businessman, if modified by the fourth rayfifth ray and seventh ray. The soldier on this ray would plan wisely and foresee possibilities; he would have an intuition as to the best course to pursue, and he would never lead his men into danger through rashness. He might be deficient in rapidity of action and energy. The artist on this ray would always seek to teach through his art, and his pictures would have meaning. His literary work would always be instructive.

The method of healing, for the second ray man, would be to learn thoroughly the temperament of the patient as well as to be thoroughly conversant with the nature of the disease, so as to use his will power on the case to the best advantage.

The method of healing, for the second ray man, would be to learn thoroughly the temperament of the patient as well as to be thoroughly conversant with the nature of the disease, so as to use his will power on the case to the best advantage.

The characteristic method of approaching the Path would be by close and earnest study of the teachings till they become so much a part of the man’s consciousness as no longer to be merely intellectual knowledge, but a spiritual rule of living, thus bringing in intuition and true wisdom.

A bad type of ray two would be bent upon acquiring knowledge for himself alone, absolutely indifferent to the human need of others. The foresight of such a man would degenerate into suspicion, his calmness into coldness and hardness of nature.

Souls on this ray use the method of "gathering in", or " drawing into." The soul sets up a vibration (little as we may yet grasp the real significance of that word) and that vibration effects it's environment, and atoms of substance on all three planes are attracted to the central point of energy. The method of relatively gentle, when compared to the method of the first ray, and the process is somewhat longer whilst the overshadowing (carried forward prior to entering into the three worlds for purposes of appearance) is very much longer. This refers to the overshadowing of the substance to be built into form, and not to the overshadowing of the completed form, i.e the child in the mothers womb. In the first case, it might be said that souls on the first ray are sudden and rapid in their desire to incarnate, and in the methods employed. Souls on ray two are slower in coming to that impulsive action (in the sense of impulse to action and not impulse in time) which leads to the occult manufacture of an appearance with which to manifest.

Souls on this ray, as they come into incarnation through desire, attract. They are magnetic more then they are dynamic; they are constructive, and they work along the line of least resistance within our universe.

          Teaching is an expression of Ray 2 energy.

The energy of Love- Wisdom always has an effect upon every type of human being in the world. Its effect is to stimulate the tendency towards goodwill and to produce a mental development which can transmute the knowledge – garnered down the ages – into wisdom. It is wisdom which is needed today. Those who are now attempting to foster goodwill in themselves and others will be stimulated into wise action. You can see, therefore that the outpouring of this energy is the first and greatest need. It can reach mankind because The Founders Of All World Religions (referring not to their many diversifications) are banded together in unison with The Christ, their Lord and Master; through their united and directed effort, these energies will flow. Forget not that Christ represents the energy of love and Buddha that of Wisdom.

Those upon ray two fall into two groups. Generally speaking there are naturally, numerous exceptions. Souls on the wisdom aspect of ray two go to Shamballa and join the Great Council in some capacity or another. Such one was The Buddha. Those on the love aspect of the second ray tread one or the other of the various paths, primarily that of World Saviors; they become the divine Psychologists and World Teachers. The Christ combined in himself all the three great traits.

Those in this second group of souls upon ray two likewise fall into two groups: they follow the way of specialized detail and comprehensive inclusiveness, and are the outstanding occult; while the other group is distinguished by pure love. Of the group that finds it way into Shamballa a developed simplicity will be found to govern all relations.

Simplicity and unity are related, simplicity is one-pointedness of outlook, free from glamour and intricacies of the thought form-making mind; simplicity is vulgarity of purpose and steadfastness in intention and in effort, untrammeled by questioning and devious introspection; simplicity leads to simple loving, asking nothing in return; simplicity leads to silence – not silence as an escape mechanism, but as an "occult retention of speech."

The 3rd Ray – The Ray of Active Intelligence

Special Virtues
Wide views on all abstract questions, sincerity of purpose, clear intellect, capacity for concentration on philosophic studies, patience, caution, absence of a tendency to worry self or others over trifles.

Vices of Ray

Intellectual pride, coldness, isolation, inaccuracy in details, absent-mindedness, obstinacy, selfishness, over much criticism of others.

Virtues to be Acquired

Sympathy, tolerance, devotion, energy and common-sense.

This is the ray of the abstract thinker, of the philosopher and the metaphysician... the Ray of the person of delights in the higher mathematics but who, unless modified by some practical ray, would hardly be troubled to keep their accounts accurately. Their imaginative faculty will be highly developed, i. e., they can, by the power of their imagination, grasp the essence of truth; their idealism will often be strong; they are a dreamer and a theorist, and from their  wide views and great caution they see every side of a question equally clearly. This sometimes paralyses their action. They will make a good businessman; as a solider they will work out a problem in tactics at their desk, but is seldom great in the field. As an artist their technique is not fine, but their subjects will be full of thoughts and interest. They will love music, but unless influenced by the fourth ray, they will not produce it. In all walks of life they are full of ideas, but are too impractical to carry them out.

One type of this ray is uncovered to a degree, slovenly, unpunctual and idle, and regardless of appearances. If influenced by the fifth ray as the secondary ray, this character is entirely changed. The third and the fifth rays make the perfectly balanced historian who grasps their subject in a large way and verifies every detail with patient accuracy. Again the third and the fifth rays together make a truly great mathematician who soars into heights of abstract thought and calculations, and who can also bring their results into practical scientific use. The literary style of ray three person is often vague and involved, but if influenced by the first, fourth and fifth or seventh rays, it will change; and under the fifth ray and they will be a master of the pen.

The curing of disease by ray three people would be by the use of drugs made of herbs or minerals belonging to the same ray.

The method of approaching the great Quest, for this ray type, is by deep thinking on philosophical or metaphysical lines until they are led to the realization of the great Beyond and on the paramount importance of treading the Path.

Just as the grasping and attracting are terms applicable to the methods of the two first rays, so a process of “selective manipulation” is the characteristic of ray three. This method is totally different in its technique to that of the two mentioned above. It might be said that the note which generates the activity set up by souls of this ray, is such that atoms of the different planes are moved as if consciously responding to a selective process. The vibratory activity of the soul makes itself felt and atoms collect from widely different points in response to a certain quality in the vibration. It is far more selective than in the case of the second ray.

The Center We Call Humanity...

Just as souls in the first ray seem to grasp indiscriminately what they need, and force the substances thus grasped into the form or appearance required, enduring it with quality needed in a dynamic and forceful way, and just as souls on the second ray set up a motion which gathers material out of it immediately surrounding environment, and imposes on it, through magnetic attraction, the desired quality, so in the case of souls on ray three the required material is chosen here and there, but that chosen already has the needs quality and nothing whatever is imposed.

If the student is using ray three force, in a personal manner, they will be devious in their propositions, subtle and elusive in their arguments. Using manipulation in their relations with their fellow men, or be an interfering busybody, actively engaged in running the world, in managing other people’s lives for them, or in grasping so firmly the reins of government in their own self interest that they will sacrifice everything and everybody in furthering their own busy ends. If they are, however, a true disciple and aspirant, they will work with the Plan and wield third ray force to bring about the loving purposes of the spiritual Reality. They will be busy and active and their words will carry truth, and will lead to the helping of others, for they will be detached and true.

Ray three finds its expression through the third major center on the planet; the center we call Humanity.

The 4th Ray – The Ray of Harmony Through Conflict

Special Virtues
Strong affections, sympathy, physical courage, generosity, devotion, quickness of intellect and perception.

Vices of Ray

Self-centeredness, worrying, inaccuracy, lack of moral courage, strong passions, indolence, extravagance.

Virtues to be Acquired

Serenity, confidence, self-control, purity, unselfishness, accuracy, mental and moral balance.

Ray four is often called the “Ray of Struggle” for this ray, the quality of activity and inertia are so strangely equal in proportion that the nature of the 4th Ray man is torn with the combat, and the outcome, when satisfactory, is spoken of as “The Birth of Horus,” of The Christ, born from the throws of constant pain and suffering.

Inertia induces love of ease and pleasure, a hatred of causing pain amounting to moral cowardice, indolence, procrastination, a desire to let things be, to rest and take no thought of the marrows. This leads to a fiery, impatient, ever urging to action. These contrasting forces in the nature make life one perpetual warfare and unrest for the 4th Ray individual; the friction and the experience gained thereby may produce very rapid evolution, but the person may as easily become a "ne’er- do-well" as a hero.

It is the ray of the dashing cavalry leader, reckless of risks to themselves or their followers. It is the ray of the individual who will lead a forlorn hope, for in moments of excitement the 4th Ray individual is entirely dominated by activity; of the wild speculator and gambler - full of enthusiasm and plans, easily overwhelmed by sorrow or failure, but as quickly recovering from all reverses and fortunes.

It is pre-eminently the ray of color, of the artist whose color is always great, though his drawing will often be defective. The 4th Ray person always loves colors, and can generally produce them. If untrained as an artist, a color sense is sure to appear in other ways, in choice of dress, accessories, or interior/exterior decorations.

In music, Ray four compositions are always full of melody, and the 4th Ray individual loves a tune. As a writer or poet, their work will often be brilliant and full of exaggerations and often pessimistic. They will generally talk well and have a sense of humor - but they vary between brilliant conversations and gloomy silences - according to their mood. Overall, 4th Ray people are both very delightful and very difficult people to live with.

In healing, the best fourth ray method is massage and magnetism, used with knowledge. The method of approaching the Path will be self-control thus gaining equilibrium amongst warring forces of the nature -the lower and extremely dangerous way. The 4th Ray of Harmony Through Conflict is controlling factor in human affairs at all times, and peculiarly today.

Ray four is, in the last analysis, the ray which teaches the art of living in order to produce a synthesis of beauty. There is no beauty without unity, without embodied idealism and the resultant symmetrical unfoldment. This ray is not the ray of art, as it is often claimed, but is the energy which brings about the beauty of those living forms which embody the ideas, and the ideals which are seeking immediate expression. Many people claim to be on ray four because they dream of the artistic expressive life; as creative art expresses itself upon all the rays.

Ray 4 Works Out In The Following Ways...

In the development of the intuition by the means of knowledge of sound vibration, and the higher mathematics. This is being already touched upon exoterically.

Music, as a means to be employed in building and destroying, will be recognized, and the laws of levitation and/or rhythmic movement in all forms, from an atom to a solar system, will be studied. The manipulation of matter of all kinds by the means of sound will be practiced on the two lower planes, and when the synthesis of the four rays into the third is in process of accomplishment, then a similar knowledge will be displayed on the mental plane.

The laws of fire will be gradually permitted esoteric publication; there are twenty seven occult laws which are only revealed after initiation at this stage of evolution. In them are summed up the basic laws of colour and of music and rhythm. When the music produces warmth or stimulation, and when pictures, for instance, glow or reveal the subjective within the objective, then will the 4th Ray of Harmony be coming to fruition.

Ray four of Harmony gives to all forms that which produces beauty and works towards the harmonizing of all effects emanating from the world of causes, which is the world of 3 major rays. The ray of beauty, of art and Harmony, is the producer of the quality of organization through form. It is in the last analysis the ray of mathematical exactitude and is not the ray of the artist, as so many seem to think. The artist is found on all rays, just as is the engineer or the physician, the home-maker, or the musician.

The 5th Ray – The Ray of Knowledge in Pure & Detailed Manners

Special Virtues
Strictly accurate statements, justice (without mercy), perseverance, common-sense, uprightness, independence, keen intellect.

Vices of Ray

Harsh criticism, narrowness, arrogance, unforgiving temper, lack of sympathy and reverence, prejudice..

Virtues to be Acquired

Reverence, devotion, sympathy, love, wide-mindedness.

Ray five is the ray of concrete intelligence. It is management through microtask or concentrating on details. Ray five is also the ray of technology, especially information technology. 5th Ray people concentrate on details, research and development, as well as quality control.

Based on theosophy, the mental plane is conditioned and ruled by the 5th Ray of science. Therefore a scientific thinker moves easily on the mental plane, the plane of detachment and objective observation. A scientist does not seek belief or faith, but concrete, exact, detailed knowledge. A 5th Ray person observes carefully and verifies every theory. They are orderly, punctual and very business-like.

This is the ray of science and research. The person on this ray will possess keen intellect, great accuracy in detail, and will make unwearied efforts to trace the smallest fact to its source, and to verify every theory. They will generally be extremely truthful, full of lucid explanation of facts, though sometimes pedantic and wearisome from their insistence on trivial and unnecessary verbal minutiae. They will be orderly, punctual, business-like and disliking to receive favors or flattery.

It is the ray of the great chemist, the practical electrician, the first rate engineer, the great operating surgeon. The ray five individual could be narrow in their views, but they would be an excellent head of some special technical department, although a somewhat disagreeable person under whom to work. As a soldier, they would turn most readily to artillery and engineering. The artist on this ray is very rare, unless the fourth or the seventh rays are the influencing secondary ray; even then their coloring will be dull, their sculptures lifeless, and their music (if they compose) will be uninteresting, though technically correct in form. Their style in writing or speaking will be clearness itself, but it will lack fire and point, and will often be long-winded, from their desire to say all that can possibly be said on any given subject.

In healing, they are the perfect surgeon, and their best cures will be through surgery and electricity.

For ray five people, the method of approaching the path is by scientific research, pushed to ultimate conclusions, and by acceptance of the inferences which follow these. This ray concerns itself with the building of form, with the utilization of matter, with the embodying of ideas, or of entities, whether cosmic, systemic, lunar or sub-human

Ray 5 Has Produced What We Call Science...

Ray five works actively on the plane of the greatest moment to humanity (the mental plane), being for those of us having a human experience - the plane of the soul! and of the higher and lower mind. It embodies the principle of knowledge, and because of its activity and it’s close relation to the third ray of Active Intelligence might be regarded as a ray of having a most vital relation to man at this time in particular. It is the ray which, when active, as it was in Lemurian times, produces individualization, which is literally shifting the evolving life of God into a new sphere of awareness. This particular transference into higher forms of awareness tends, at the beginning of separateness.

Ray five has produced what we call science. In science we find a condition which is rare in the extreme. Science is separative in its approach to the differing aspects of the divine manifestation which we call the world of natural phenomena, but it is non separative in actuality, for there is little warring between the sciences and little competition between scientists. In this, the workers in the scientific field differ profoundly from those of the religious sector.

The 6th Ray – The Ray Extreme Love & Loyalty

Ray Six is called the Ray of Devotion and deep emotional commitment, as the ray six person follows and protects his beliefs very strongly and exudes feeling of extreme love and loyalty.

Special Virtues
Devotion, single-mindedness, love, tenderness, intuition, loyalty, reverence. Devotion, single-mindedness, love, tenderness, intuition, loyalty, reverence.

Vices of Ray

Selfish and jealous love, over-leaning on others, partiality, self deception, sectarianism, superstition, prejudice, over-rapid conclusions, fiery anger.

Virtues to be Acquired

Strength, self-sacrifice, purity, truth, tolerance, serenity, balance and common sense.

This is called the ray of devotion. The person who is on this ray is full of religious instincts and impulses, and of intense personal feeling; nothing is taken equally. Everything, in their eyes, is either perfect or intolerable; their friends are angels, their enemies are very much the reverse; their view in both cases, is formed not on the intrinsic merits of either class, but more so on the way the person appeals to them, or on the sympathy or lack of sympathy which they show to their favorite idols - whether these be concrete or abstract - for they are full of devotion and that devotion may be to a person or to a cause.

They must always have a “personal God,” or an incarnation of a Deity to adore. The best type of this ray makes the saint, the worst type - the bigot or fanatic - the typical martyr or the typical inquisitor. All religious wars or crusades have originated from ray six fanaticism. The man on this ray is often of gentle nature, but they can always flame into fury and fiery wrath. They will lay down their life for the objects of their devotion or reverence, but they will not lift a finger to help those outside of their immediate sympathies. As a soldier, they hate fighting, but often when roused in battle will fight like one possessed. They are never a great statesman or a good businessman, but they may be a great preacher or orator.

The ray six person will be the poet of emotions and the writer of religious books, either in poetry or in prose. They are devoted to beauty and color and all things lovely, but their productive skill is not great unless under the influence of the practically artistic rays, of the 4th, and/or 7th ray. Their music will always be of melodious order, and they will often be the composer of oratories and of sacred music.

The method of healing for this ray would be by faith and prayer. The way of approaching the Path would be by prayer and medication, aiming at reconnection and reunion with the Divine All -n All Godforce.

Idealism is the major gift of the ray six force. The 6th Ray of Devotion embodies the principle of recognition, which means the capacity to see the ideal reality lying behind the form; this implies a one pointed application of desire and intelligence in order to produce an expression of the sensed idea. It is responsible for much of the formulation of the ideas which has led humanity on, and for much of the emphasis on the appearance which has veiled and hidden those ideals. Pure religion, undefined and spiritually focused, is the higher expression of the ray six.

Ray 6 Thinks Almost Entirely in Terms of Quality!

In the same connection, among the lower aspects of ray six are to be found all forms of dogmatic, authoritative religion as expressed by the organized and orthodox churches. All formulated theologies are the lower expression of the higher spiritual truths because they embody the mind reactions of the religious individual, their confidence in their own personal mind deductions and the surety that they are obviously right. They do not embody the spiritual values as they truly exist. Consequently the dreadful nature of the lower expressions of ray six and the control of the forces of separateness (which are ever the outstanding characteristic of the lower ray six activity) can be seen nowhere more potently than in religious and church history - with its various hatred and bigotry, it’s pomp and luxurious appeal to the outer ear and eye, and it’s separateness from all other forms of faith - as well as it’s internal dissensions, its protesting groups and its cliques and cabals. The church has long since wandered far from the simplicity which is that which was founded in Christ.

The 6th ray devotee is far from abstract and mystical in their works and thought (than the 7th ray disciple), and seldom has any real understanding of the right relation between form and energy. They think almost entirely in terms of quality and pays little attention to the material side of life and the true significance of substance as it produces phenomena. They are apt to regard matter as evil in nature and form as a limitation, and only lays the emphasis upon soul consciousness - as of true importance.

One is apt to recognize with ease that the 6th ray, working through Mars, it literally rules Christianity. It is a religion of devotion, fanaticism of high courage, of idealism, of the spiritual emphasis upon the individual and their worth and problem, of conflict and of death. All those characteristics are familiar to us in the presentation of Christian theology. Put no 6th ray people in positions of influence; as they know not how to co-operate and are frequently points and catalysts of dissension and dislike.

The 7th Ray – The Ray of Morals, Standards, Procedures, & Schedules

Ray seven is known as the ray of structure, organization and ceremonial magic. A ray seven person likes to create and follow structures, responsibilities and standard procedures. The prime function of ray seven is to perform the magical work of blending spirit and matter in order to produce the manifested form through which the unfolding of life will reveal the glory of God.

Special Virtues
Strength, perseverance, courage, courtesy, extreme care in details, self-reliance.

Vices of Ray

Formalism, bigotry, pride, narrowness, superficial judgements, self-opinion, over indulged.

Virtues to be Acquired

Realization of unity, wide-mindedness, tolerance, humility, gentleness and love.

This is the ceremonial ray, the ray which makes a person delight in "all things done decently and in order," and according to rule and precedent. It is the ray of the high priest and the court chamberlain, of the soldier who is a born genius within organization, of the ideal commissary general who will dress and feed the troops in the best possible way. It is the ray of the perfect nurse for the duck, careful in the smallest detail, though sometimes too much inclined to disregard the patients idiosyncrasies and to try and grind them in the iron mill of routine.

In the ray of form, of the perfect sculptor, who sees and produces ideal beauty, of the designer of beautiful forms and patterns of any sort; but such a man would not be successful as a painter unless their influencing ray were the fourth. The combination of four with seven would make the highest type of artist, form and color both in excelsis. The literary work of the seventh ray individual would be remarkable for its ultra-polished style, and such a writer would think far more of the manner than of the matter in their work, but would always be fluent both in writing and in speech. The seventh ray person would often be sectarian. They will delight in fixed ceremonials and observances, in great processions and shows, in reviews of troops and warships, in genealogical trees, and in rules of precedence.

The bad type of the ray seven individual is superstitious, and such a person will take deep interest in omens, in dreams, in all occult practices, and in spiritualistic phenomena. The good type of the ray is absolutely determined to do the right things and say the right word at the right moment; hence great social success. In healing, the ray seven individual would rely on extreme exactness in carrying out orthodox treatment of disease. On them the practice of doing yoga would have no physical bad results. They will approach the path through the observance of practice and of ritual, and can easily evoke and control the elemental forces. It would be wise if students would ponder the significance of the coming in of the present ray of ceremonial law or magic. It is the ray that deals with the building forces of nature, that concerns itself with the utilization of the forms intelligently by the life aspect. It is largely the ray of executive work, with the object of building, coordinating and producing cohesion in the four lower kingdoms of nature. 

It is distinguished largely by the energy which manifests itself in ritual, but this word ritual must not be narrowed down to its present use in connection with Masonic, or religious ritual. It’s application is far wider than this, and includes the methods of organization which are demonstrated in all civilized communities, such as in the world of commerce and of finance, and the great business organization everywhere to be seen. Above all, it’s interests lies for us in the fact that it is the ray which brings opportunity to the occidental races, and through the medium of this life force of executive organization, of government by rule and order, by rhythm and by ritual, will come the time wherein the occidental races (with their active, creative mind, and their vast business capacity) can take initiation – an initiation we must remember, upon a ray which is temporarily recognized as a major ray.

A large number of initiates and those who have become adept in the last cycle, have been Orientals and those in various Hindu bodies of practice. This cycle has been dominated by the sixth ray, which is passing out, and the preceding. In the preservation of equilibrium the time now comes when a period of attainment by occidentals will be seen, and this upon a ray suited to their type of mind. It is interesting to note that the oriental type attains its objective through meditation, with a modicum of executive organization and ritual, and that the occidental will achieve largely through the organization which lower mind produces, and a type of meditation of which intense business concentration might be considered an illumination. The one-pointed application of the mind by a European or American businessman might be regarded as a type of meditation. In the purification of motive lying back of this application will come, for the occidental, their day of opportunity.

Ray 7 We Call This Radiation...

The higher and more living energy of ray seven is the most active at this time and it’s resultant idealism and consequent New Age concepts are playing upon the sensitive minds of the race and preparing humanity for a great and much needed change. The work of The Ray Of Ceremonial Order is to ground or make physically visible the results of bringing spirit and matter together. Its function is to cloth spirit with matter, producing form.

The powers of the magical age are many - and one of the reasons why ray seven is now working its appearance is that owing to the rapid perfecting and integration of the human personality. The higher integration between soul and personality is today more possible and more easily accomplished than ever before. The new forms, through which that much desired consummation can be affected, must be consequently, gradually and scientifically developed. This, as you may well conceive, will be achieved through the intensification of the forces, functioning through the Etheric body, through the coordination of the seven major centers, and the establishing of their rhythmic relationship. Ray seven governs predominantly upon the Etheric levels of the physical plane. It does not govern the dense physical form which is under the control of the third ray. It is the vital or the Etheric body which is responsive to and devolved by the incoming ray seven influence.

Ray Seven is spoken of as governing the mineral kingdom and also manifesting through its mediumship that significant soul characteristic and quality which we call radiation. That word effectively describes the result of soul stimulation upon and within every form. The life of the soul eventually radiates beyond the form and this radiation produces definite and calculated effects.

The Seventh Ray of Ceremonial Order or Magic embodies a curious quality which is the outstanding characteristic of the particular Life which ensouling this ray. It is the quality or principle which is the coordinating factor unifying the inner quality and the outer tangible form or appearance. This work, goes on primarily on Etheric levels and involves physical energy. This is the true magical work. When the fourth ray and the seventh ray come into incarnation together, we shall have the most peculiar period of revelation and of light bringing.