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Building the Antahkarana

4th Technical Stage


When the ancient, tried and true rules of rainbowbridge building are correctly followed, the sequence of construction and the appearance of the wished for successes are inevitable and unavoidable. With the determined goal in mind of eventually affecting the "miracle of crossing" the rainbowbridge, we need attain some measure of clear perception as to the six technical stages of the construction of the Antahkarana and do so by the means of the strict scientific, technical, and occult work; moreover, the abutements and buttresses of the bridge will then be securely fastened.

The focus of this letter, this July 4th, is the 4th technical stage. Simply stated, I would like to initially say the task of the "sounder" of the Word, at the 4th technical stage is to realize the inner meaning that spirit is matter at its highest point, and matter is spirit at its lowest. This subjective identification involves or results in the fluid circulation of Monadic life-energy, consciously applied via the antahkarana as matter-force.

It should not come as a surprise to students of the Seven Rays to learn that the rainbowbridge, is finally constructed at the 4th stage, corresponding to the 4th Ray and Mercury - (which rules the bridge). Let us therefore, briefly consider the 4th vital stage, from out of the six stages.

I assume all students ... are academically familiar with the six stages of construction. The projection of the Ray word or phrase of Power occurs at stage three. When the Ray Word or Phrase of Power is known and rightly sounded the bridge is rapidly built and reaches stages of definite outline and structure long before the individual "sounder" of the Word is aware of it.

Once again, I remind you, the work of the building of the rainbow bridge of the antahkarana is primarily an activity of the personality, aided by the soul which evokes a reaction from the Triad. To build the antahkarana involves an a highly accelerated, intense mental activity, and necessitates the dynamic power to imagine and to visualize, plus a highly dramatic attempt to pictorally build the "Lighted Way" in mental substance.

There is a great deal of mental sloth, inertia, and passivity demonstrated by world disciples as regards second phase antahkarana bridgebuilding work. I have, in 30 years of work, yet to encounter a single student who is intelligently working with a Word of Phrase of Power with an inner comprehension or intelligible grasp of its ray geometry, ray patterns or spiritual numerology.

We are reminded by D.K.: "There is no initiation for the disciple until he has begun consciously to build the antahkarana". Only as we unitedly build the group antahkarana and begin to function as the Spiritual Triad within the sphere of the monadic Life will true occult incentive and inspiration, - (the three points (Buddhas of Activity) of the Council Chamber) - we so earnesly seek, electrically descend down or across the planes via the bridge of Power. We will then know inclusive individual and group participation in the creative activity of Sanat Kumara's supreme divinity.

Let us proceed then with new vigor the work of building the antahkarana and rest assured that fresh light will shine upon our way and revelation will attend our every step. Our salient initiatory life task, simply put, is to build the antahkarana, cross the Lighted Way, achieve the freedom of the Path of Life to ultimately become a "projecting agent of the Lighted Will".

As we know however, it is not possible for any of us who has not taken the third initiation to determine with certainty his monadic ray. All of us do know or should know by now our soul and personality rays, and when building the antahkarana, having reached the third stage of projection, should remember that it is their fused or blended potency which perform the act of projection.

When, therefore, the ray of your soul dominates the ray of your personality, then your self becomes the acting projecting agent, potently enhanced by its union or fusion with the ray of your lower self. The rays of your three lower personality vehicles will then be occultly quiescent or no longer acticve, while only the basic duality of your soul and personality will remain, and, once again, with no lesser differentiation.


Now, let us proceed to a brief discussion of the 4th technical stage.

In order to initially aid in our discussion I would like to offer the following analogy from the Tibetan. In connection with the 4th stage the Tibetan has said:

"There is a close connection between the fourth initiation, the quaternary in its evolved condition - vital body, emotional vehicle, mind and soul - and the fourth technical stage of building consciously the rainbow bridge. You have therefore:

1. The Quaternary, the creative factor on Earth.
2. The fourth initiation, that of the Crucifixion.
3. The fourth technical stage of building the Antahkarana:

1. Sutratma, the life thread.
2. The consciousness thread.
3. The creative thread, itself threefold.
4. The technical antahkarana, bridging between the threefold personality and the Spiritual Triad.

4. The four stages of the Path of Return:

1. The stage of evolution itself.
2. The stage of the Probationary Path.
3. The stage of the Path of Discipleship.
4. The stage of the Path of Initiation.

Yet it is one and the same entity which participates in and is responsible for all the differentiated aspects, steps and stages - experimenting, experiencing and expressing consciously in every one of these stages or modes of life, until the fourth initiation. Then consciousness itself gives place to life, and yet remains itself.

To the above statement, add the fact that it is the fourth kingdom in nature which undergoes all that is indicated above and is conditioned by the four aspects of the ONE SUTRATMA. Once this is grasped, the beauty of the symbolism and the numerological relationships emerge significantly. [RI477]


Keep in mind; at the advanced stage of the 4th step, there is no longer any pull or form attracting the Monad outwards into manifestation. There remains only the great pull of the consciousness of humanity as a whole and to this, response is made via the completed antahkarana. Across the Bridge the Monadic descent is made at Will, in order to serve humanity and to carry out the Will of Shamballa.

At the 4th technical stage, the point of "invocative tension", the living reservoir of living energy, which is the initiate himself has been set in motion by projected thought through the use of Will and the corresponding Ray Word or Phrase of Power. The line of responsive Monadic projection of energy is sent forth and makes contact with the lower projection.

Thus, at the successful culmination of the 4th stage, the antahkarana is built because the tension of the lower has been sufficent to evoke the attention of the higher. When we contact that spirit energy which our Monad projects via the Triad there will be no way in which the call of matter or of form can evoke a response from our Monad. The vibration of both projections will be so strong reciprocally speaking, that contact between the "two projections" will be made in a high point of meditation - a contact between the fused soul and personality energy and the Monadic energy, working through the Spiritual Triad. when the energy of the Monad is evoked,it results in a downpouring towards the lower projecting agent, and it is not, technically speaking, an act of projection per se.

The act of projection is the work of the "shadow and the reflection." When this finally does occur, at the culminating moment of the 4th technical stage, it does not constitute what we might imagine to be a moment of psychological crisis, but is in the nature of the production of a "Flame of Light", a realization of transcendence, liberation, and a recognition of the esoteric fact that one has now reproduced in Himself the conscious replication of the One Path.

There is no longer, at this 4th juncture, the sense of personality and soul or of ego and form, but simply the One, functioning via all seven united cables as a point of dynamic Spirit energy by means of the Great Way of the Rainbowbridge Path of Light. The salient initiatory task is now to begin the process of attaining identification of the Monad of Sanat Kumara within our planetary sphere with the Purpose and the Will of the Lord of the World, and proceed.

When successful, the head center and the center at the base of the spine will be in direct unimpeded relation; monadic will and personality will likewise will be in a similar unimpeded relation, via the antahkarana. The four of the quaternary is lost in the 1000 of the Universal; the fourfold form nature is perfected.


The Cosmic Analogy

The twelve constellations of the zodiac, each with its own interrelations, peculiar to its own integral Life, form - each of them - part of a triangle of energies. Each of these triangles is a unit in itself but in conjunction with the other triangles forms part of that major quaternary which is the cosmic analogy of the quaternary of the One Life - soul and the dual psychic nature, called in some of the esoteric books kama-manas, plus the vital nature. These four are the expression of the One Ineffable Cause. [EA 609]


AIR.............MIND...........LIBRA, AQUARIUS, GEMINI

The four of the perfected Cosmic Quaternary of the One Ineffable Cause is lost in the 1000 of the Universal. The 12 constellations of the zodiac are simultaneously the expresion of the 12 petalled highest head center in the 1000 petalled brahmaranda Lotus of the OAWNMBS.

"When the adept enters through the "luminous door" he has before him four very peculiar and esoteric IDENTIFICATIONS. These identifications eventually bring about within the jewel, which is essentially the true spiritual unit, a momentous happening, and are undergone within the monadic consciousness after the transcendence of the atmic sheath. These four identifications are connected with the fourfold lotus of the solar Logos, or with His twelve-petalled heart center. This lotus is sometimes called the "heart of the Sun," and concerns the subjective sun. It is not, however, possible to say more along this line." [TCF1246]

These four Identifications are only undergone upon this particular Path and are each preceded by three lesser identifications which make a totality of twelve Identifications, corresponding to the twelve-petalled lotus.

It will be noted by the accurate student that we are now discontinuing the use of the word "initiation", which has to do specifically with consciousness and therefore with duality, and are utilizing a word which connotes synthesis, though very inadequately. Students would do well to learn that this process of building the antahkarana is one of the means whereby man, the trinity, becomes a duality.

When the task is completed and the antahkarana is definitely built - thus producing perfect alignment between the Monad and its expression upon the physical plane - the body of the soul (the causal body) is completely and finally destroyed by the fire of the Monad, pouring down the antahkarana. There is then complete reciprocity between the Monad and the fully conscious soul on the physical plane. The "divine intermediary" is no longer required. The "Son of God Who is the Son of Mind" dies; the "veil of the temple is rent in twain from the top to the bottom"; the fourth initiation is passed, and there then comes the revelation of the Father.

This is the final and far-reaching result of the building of the bridge which is, in reality, the establishing of a line of light between Monad and personality as a full expression of the soul - between spirit and matter, between Father and Mother. It is evidence that "spirit has mounted on the shoulders of matter" to that high place from whence it originally came, plus the gain of experience and of full knowledge, and of all that life in material form could give and all that conscious experience could confer. The Son has done His work. The task of the Savior or of the Mediator has been completed. The unity of all things is known to be a fact in consciousness, and a human spirit can say with intention and with understanding: "I and my Father are one." [RI476]







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