period: 1575-4075 A.D.
wide system of education, illumination, revelation and recognition
have been the outstanding objectives of modern civilization and
the keynotes of our rapidly modernizing world society. Initially,
the removal of world illiteracy was the major hierarchical goal
of the Christ and His Ashram, the Hierarchy, since 1575 AD.
major preoccupation in all countries has been the ascertaining of
truth in all fields of thought, religion, politics, economy and
developing culture. The "new potency" of the centennial
conclave 1525 of the Council of Shamballa of the Lord of the World,
which had been held in abeyance for 50-years, was released in simultaneous
synchronicity via its fusion with the Great Blue Ray of the Christ
entering human consciousness with special enhancement in epoch A.D.
careful scrutiny, it is found that the first embryonic indications
of the new human spiritual sensitivity and fusion took place in
the 18th and 19th centuries led to the formation of such countries
as Italy and Germany which were created out of many smaller states,
duchies and kingdoms.
greater 5,000 year 2nd ray cycle began becoming objective in its
influence on the physical plane in 1575 A.D. This is the greater
or monadic period, not the lesser 500-year soul period or active
ashramic cycle of the Ray of the World Teacher. The 5,000-year cycle
will reach its "outgoing peak," or high water mark half
way through its numerically controlled cycle in epoch 4075 A.D.
and, then abstract its influence and withdraw into the background
for 2500-years before the next out breath in 6575 A.D.
the lesser and the greater cycles of the 2nd ray are in active manifestation.
I remind students that a ray on the inhalation or ingoing cycle
of withdrawal, decline and wrecking, prior to rebuilding on the
next out breath, is still in active manifestation.
in the lesser cycle of 500-years, we are under the negative ingoing
or destructive period of the II/6 while in the greater 5000-year
cycle we are under the duration of the constructive, building and
positive outgoing period of the II/2.
(1575 -1932). Blue/red
the influence of the Vulcan first sub-ray period (1575-1932 AD),
the outstanding desire of humanity, through all it world wars has
been to end all wars; has been to establish right human relations
based on a universal spirit of goodwill, which would lead to peace
in all lands and among all peoples.
of the trend towards fusion in the modern world proves a most illuminating
study. Since 1575 A.D. a great change, as I mentioned, can be attributed
to the greater sensitivity of humanities response to spiritual stimulation
and to the rapidity with which mankind deals with his form aspect
or personality. This is, of course, not readily apparent to us;
it is, however, apparent to those who view humanity over the much
more extended 5000-year 2nd sweep of the Ray of Christ.
positive result of this greater sensitivity on man's part to spiritual
stimulation on the part of the Hierarchy has been shown in the confidence
with which the Masters have undertaken to prepare people and groups
for initiation. Under the influence of the first sub-ray period
(1575-1932 AD) there has been a migration of world people, the shift
of the people from every nation in Europe to America, North and
South, the dispersal of people within national boundaries as the
result of many wars and expediency. This has resulted in the evacuation
of cities and has brought about today, the removal of people out
of their native countries.
indicated, on the subjective side, a breaking down, upon a worldwide
scale of all outer boundaries and the institution of a process of
blending and amalgamation of collective consciousness, such as the
world has never seen before. It constituted phase one of the great
2nd ray period of the new educational system of great spiritual
value, leading as it did to the constant necessity to readjust viewpoints,
to change ways of living, to intermarriage and all manner of so-called
the first sub-ray period of the Ray of Christ, the Blue/red note,
the outer change in world civilization is producing an inner synthesis
and all outer dispersion, and cleavages are working out interiorly
in closer relations and a more tolerant spirit of love, goodwill
and understanding. The power to intelligently consider to consciously
decide, choose, to think and to discriminate is rapidly developing
among all people everywhere as a result of the many cataclysmic
and destructive world events, crisis, and happenings, the presentation
of many fast changing circumstances and the many divergent points
of view and theories of government, race and of religion; these
grew naturally out of the many new diverse contacts and the rapid
presentation of world events through the medium of the press, film,
the media and the radio.It is this primary development that was
of fundamental importance from the standpoint of evolution and the
growth of the world consciousness. The violent and turbulent physical
plane happenings were incidental and of no permanent lasting power
from the long-range point of view of Christ.
the first sub-ray period we can see how the world wide physical
plane events and precipitations are carried forward and made possible
through His powerful focal points of force who are the world dictators,
the world statesmen, and the outstanding leaders in all lands as
well as by groups which are actively working in every country for
their own ends or under the influence of some group ideal or wisdom
plus personal ambition, personal will-to-power and personal aggrandizement.
leaders in all fields are being used to engineer great and needed
changes and to alter the face of civilization. The wrong methods
employed and the evil things done are the fault of humanity as a
whole, nonetheless, and of the collective habits of thought that
have made mankind selfish and cruel and cause the great and universal
spirit of the will-to-Love of Christ to manifest so powerfully and
the ray of Jupiter, and the "double Blue" color note,
the current Lodge agenda calls for the externalization of the 2nd
major center, the Hierarchy and, this event is presently transpiring.
The new educational media of the worldwide Internet, media and global
teaching technologies have accelerated the both the ascent and sharing
of new world knowledge and, ushered in the most rapidly expanding
era in the historical development of human consciousness.
life-inspired new world religion and systemic educational unit will
be brought to birth during the second sub-ray period (1932- 2289
AD) and will provide the newly fertilized soil of the new spiritual
civilization with its sense of spiritual values and aid in its great
process of re-orientation to things spiritual, climaxing in the
first initiation for humanity, the World Disciple.
the second sub-ray period of the greater second ray period is witnessing
the greatest display of the Ray of the Christ, dominant and excessively
potent. At this time, all Hierarchical workers are availing themselves
of the unprecedented tide and movement of spiritual energies of
the greatest outpouring of 2nd ray force for the duration of the
5000-year motion of the Monadic Ray of Christ and
thus, preparing the coming of His way.
ponder on this for a moment. This involves The Return of the Christ,
the Ashrams concerned at the Coming, the organization of the implicated
Ashrams into due form on earth, the externalization of the Ashrams,
and the adjustment of the Ashrams and the Masters to exoteric living.
It involves also adjustment by masters, initiates, disciples and
aspirants to the increased stimulation, and the performance of certain
basic tasks such as creating and vitalizing the new world religion,
the gradual reorganizing of the social order, the public inauguration
of the system of initiation and the exoteric training of disciples
and of humanity Initiation, under the Great Ray of Christ is today
concerned with the group and not with the individual. This is necessarily
a slow process, from the standpoint of the physical plane, but upon
the inner planes - where the time factor does not rule - this does
not matter in the least.
Hierarchy ever thinks in terms of the Plan of Christ and the and
not in terms of an individual life as we imagine. Those of you who
are affiliated with the Great Ashram can get a general idea and
develop (if you attempt to do so) an intuitive perception of the
proposed hierarchical integrity and future functioning, albeit via
preliminary training and functioning on the periphery of the 2nd
ray Hierarchical Center.
5000-year sweep of the Ray of the Christ develops and grows to meet
humanities ever growing demand for new light. The Great Blue note
is implemented and developed by the spiritually minded in all races,
the New Group of world Servers, the men and women of goodwill and
all religions whose minds are open to the new inspirations of the
universal mind of Christ.
Love of Christ is only hindered by the fundamentalists, the narrow-minded
in all the world races, schools of thought, nations , political
cults and religions, by those who refuse to let go the old interpretations
and methods, who love the old doctrines and men's thoughts about
them on authority and prefer the building of palaces, economic shrines,
temples and great stadiums in these days of man's extremity, his
starvation and his need. At this time, the problem of the freedom
of the human soul and its individual relation to God Immanent and
God Transcendent is the outstanding spiritual problem facing humanity,
the World Disciple. No longer have the old religions, politics or
education authorities been allowed to interpose their authority
and their interpretations between God and man. The time for that
ray epoch II/2 is the time of humanities illumination, revelation,
and recognition of the Christ; humanity, the World Disciple becomes
the World Initiate. This is the era of reaction from the stress
and strain of sheer materialism or any "ism" or the age
of intellectual pursuit.
has become awakened, under the Ray inspiration of Christ, the ever-new
hunger and thirst for justice, equality, dignity, law and righteousness,
for divine love, for His Return and, crush it down as they may,
fight it back, or try to satisfy that need with material or mental
diet, the soul of humanity only cries out more persistently day
by day for the Return of Christ. This demand thus made, can, then,
bring response and fulfillment, for we must want one particular
thing more than we want all other things combined, be ready to sacrifice
all else for that one thing, before we can demand the Christ with
sufficient Power to compel His manifestation to or for us.
5000 year period: 3425 B.C - 1575 A.D.
Outgoing period: 3425-925 B.C.
Outgoing peak: 925 B.C.
the standpoint of ray chronology and the esoteric history of the
world this is the great 2nd ray inspired epoch that produced the
flourishing of the great ancient mystery schools, ancient religions
and temples of initiation in all of the worlds great early civilizations
from the Fertile Crescent, to the Indus, the Egyptian and the Nile
River, the Chinese and the Indian. The great world teachers and
Avatars of antiquity, taught in the major cities and centers of
the civilized societies of the ancient world. In ancient Chaldea,
Egypt and India the ancient mysteries of the worlds one great religion
were universal, the religion or Secret Doctrine was shared
in common by the scholar initiate priesthood of all brotherhoods.
following list of major civilizations developed during the constructive
building rays of the outgoing era of the 2500-year 2nd ray period:
Minoan civilization in Crete.
2. Mycenean civilization and the early and middle Helladic epochs
3. Akkaidian, Summerian, Assyrian, Babylonia, and the Hittite
Kingdom in Asia Minor.
4. Old Kingdom. Middle Kingdom. New Kingdom in Egypt.
5. Harappa period. Vedic Age in India.
6. Hsia and Shang periods in China.
The great symbol of the 2nd ray is the pen -- just as is the sword
for the 1st ray. Significantly, from the standpoint of exoteric
history, some of the earliest examples of a writing system come
from the Sumerian people who lived in the Middle East from around
3500 BC to 2000 BC.
of the oldest clay tablets found here are simply lists of supplies
or financial accounts. Cuneiform means 'wedge-shaped'. The cuneiform
the inscriptions were made by pressing the triangular tip of a reed
or a stick (stylus) into wet clay tablets. The wedge marks were
combined into signs representing objects and ideas. At first there
were over 2000 different signs, but the Sumerians gradually reduced
their 'alphabet' to about 600 symbols.
Egyptians learned to write, but not gradually and starting with
pictographs as had the Sumerians. Instead, the Egyptians started
with script that had a Sumerian structure. But with time, Egypt's
script became distinctively Egyptian. While cuneiform was spreading
throughout Mesopotamia, a different writing system was being developed
in nearby Egypt. From about B.C. 3000 BC the Egyptians used a form
of beautifully stylized picture writing called hieroglyphics. There
were signs for objects, ideas and sounds, including a basic alphabet
of 24 signs that stood for separate letters. The Egyptian scribes
were already using paper (papyrus), pen and ink.
period: 3425 - 925 B.C.
to exoteric science, man's earliest civilizations developed in Mesopotamia
and Egypt between 3500 and 3000 BC. The Indus valley followed soon
afterwards, and at a later date a farming population emerged along
the Yellow River in China. In the North, the wide grasslands of
the steppes provided a feeding ground for the herds of the Nomads.
The mobility of the warlike Nomads provided them with an advantage
in any military confrontation with the richer farming communities
B.C. 3200 people along the northern 600 miles (960 kilometers) of
the Nile had amalgamated into a northern and a southern kingdom.
The two kingdoms remained antagonistic toward each other, and in
a series of wars across generations during the 2900s, one of the
kingdoms conquered the other. The conquering king, according to
legend, was Menes -- the first king of all Egypt. Before Egypt was
unified, various communities along the Nile had different names
for their sun god.
conquest and unification of Egypt brought unification in religion.
An aggressive priesthood from the center of power, at the city of
Memphis, spread worship of the sun god called Re across the whole
of Egypt. The various gods belonging to various shrines along the
Nile were joined into a single pantheon of gods with whom the kings
of Egypt associated themselves. From claiming that they ruled Egypt
in behalf of the gods, Egypt's kings began to claim that they had
been born by the gods, that they were the son or the incarnation
the Egyptians the belief spread that their kings were immaculately
conceived. The kings believed that as members of the family of the
gods they had to keep their bloodline untainted, and, to protect
the purity of their blood, kings married their sons to their daughters.
With the unification of Egypt came a new era of peace and security
along the Nile.
with unity, peace was served too by natural barriers against wandering
tribes: the Mediterranean Sea in the north, vast deserts to the
east and west, and a great mountain range to the south. Peace benefited
Egypt's economy. Egypt's new dynasty of kings provided work for
an increasing number of craftsmen. Carpentry grew, aided by the
use of copper tools. Brick and stone of fine quality were drawn
from nearby quarries and used in building. Egypt's trade expanded.
Tradesmen went north by sea along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean,
to the Mountains of Lebanon, from which they imported timber. They
traveled south along the Red Sea to the coast just east of the Ethiopian
Highlands, south to the coast of eastern-most Africa, and to the
southern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. They found ivory, rare
animals, sweets and the incense that they were to burn in their
temples. They traveled south along the Nile into Nubia, and there
they acquired more incense and ivory, ebony, animal skins, and boomerangs.
Contact with other peoples brought one of human history's most recurring
developments: the adopting of ideas and techniques. From Mesopotamia,
the Egyptians acquired the use of bronze, shipbuilding techniques
and artistic motifs.
Peak: 925 B.C.
date of the outgoing peak is significant because at around this
era (c.1000 B.C.) four very distinctive civilized traditions have
taken shape in Greece, the Middle East, India and China. Though
the four major civilizations of epoch were set apart by different
cultural traditions, and by distinctive religious and philosophical
world-views, all found their initial expressions under the 2500-year
outgoing peak or crest of the great 5000-year 2nd Ray period.
period: 925 B.C. - 1575 A.D.
relationship between the four major civilizations constituted one
world system balanced in a quaternary of relations or fourfold-equilibrium.
Many serious historical blows upset the other parts of the system
during the 2500-year duration of the ingoing period. First, Alexander
the Great pushed Greek civilization far beyond its original borders.
Then, Indian Buddhism advanced along the silk-road into the heart
came the explosive historical sweep and conquests of Islam, first
across the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, and then into India,
eastern Europe and central Asia. The final collapse of the cultural
balance of the four great Old World civilizations happened coeval
epoch AD 1575 when Europeans first opened the Americas, and then
explored the rest of the earth's habitable coastlines, opening up
the world's great oceans as highways for commerce and conquests.
not until the fresh outgoing period of AD 1575 of the Ray of Christ
did any one civilization gain such superiority as to upset the fourfold
balance of the whole. In Europe the rise of knowledge transformed
the thinking of educated men and contributed to the liberation from
ancient superstitions, fables and dogmas. Intellectual pluralism
became the civilized norm. Richness, variety, vigor and a readiness
to happily grapple with any new discovery, invention or novelty
distinguished the academic and cultural life of Europe during the
opening of the new life cycle of the 2nd ray. No other part of the
world exhibited anything like the European great spirit of discovery,
illumination, recognition and revelation.
the first time, therefore, Europe and the western world began to
pull ahead of the other old world civilizations. So far Western
dominance and hegemony in world affairs has lasted not more than
several hundred years. The ongoing globalization of the world affairs
and evolution of human consciousness indicates that the world will
achieve a Golden Age of equilibrium and peace at the amplitude or
crest of the 5000-year period coeval with the 2nd ray epoch 4075
Peak: A.D. 4075
existence of the Hierarchy will become a firmly established in an
advanced and dominant global minority of human beings, resulting
in a universal civilization and a system of divine recognition.
The Initiations of the Bodhisattva will be public, recognized and
instituted. The equality of all men and women will be politically
recognized because founded on a universal and basic divinity. A
true monastic spirit and discipline will then emerge in the historical
process of humanity, while the Sacred Knowledge will be accepted
and become the one religion of the world.
can prevent the New World Religion from eventually emerging. It
always has down through the ages and it will again at the 2500-year
high water mark of its 5000-year period. There is no finality in
the presentation of the truth of Christ.
epoch will have dawned when all the ancient religions will be regarded
as emanating from one great spiritual source. All of the world religions
will be seen as having united together and provided the one root
out of which the one universal world religion emerged. In the universal
world religion there will be neither Hindu, Christian nor Muslim,
neither Jew nor Gentile, but simply one great body of believers,
gathered out of all the previous races and religions. They will
accept the same truths, not as theological concepts but as essential
to spiritual living; they will stand together on the same platform
of brotherhood, goodwill and of right human relations. Humanity
will recognize its divine Sonship and will unitedly cooperate with
the divine Plan of the Christ.
Great Plan will be revealed to the world religion by the spiritual
masters, initiates and disciples of the race, and will indicates
to advancing humanity the next step to be taken on the Path of Approach
to God. Such a world religion under the direction of Christ will
be no idle dream as it is today but something which is definitely