the Reverse Wheel
July 22nd to
And the Word
I am That and That am I
First decan Mars
July 22nd to August 1st
Second decan Sun
August 1st to 11th
Third decan Jupiter
August 11th to 22nd
read the prefatory material before investigating your own Decanate
Stage, as proper assignment is required. i.e., your birth date
does not indicate the stage of development, rather,
you must employ a subjective recognition of the state of consciousness
(point of advance along the Path of Initiation) which you, or another,
Four: Man the Aspirant
to August 1st
Upon the Reverse
Wheel of Discipleship the sign of Leo is entered via Mars in the
first decan, the Sun in the second and Jupiter in the third. You
have led a useful and fruitful series of lives, and there is still
much for you to do in this lifetime which will enable you to touch
with love the hearts and lives of others, thus bringing them under
"the eye's direction." (DINAII 474)
The wider work of
a world disciple is not however, your concern in this life. Your
task is preparatory to the stage of Pledged Discipleship. Day by
day connect with your soul; day by day pledge yourself to the work
to be undertaken; day by day seek a deepened relation with your
soul and with your group brothers; day by day hold your service
in the searchlight of the soul, and then with your soul's aid and
blessing go forward.
Study the attitude
and perspective of the soul. For the remainder of your training
period as an aspirant apply yourself to the establishment of closer
soul contact; train the inner self to receive the communications
of the soul, and apply your dedicated will to the surmounting of
all personality obstacles to the meeting of surrounding need. Work
to bring the light of love, illumination and of spiritual orientation
to those whom you are called to serve, teach, train and guide in
the place or field of occupation where you are now, and increasingly
so in the future.
red of Sixth Ray Mars ever
indicates a field of battle or experience wherein individual sacrifice
for the good of all becomes gloriously possible. Only at this stage
can you earn the right to be trusted to become a truly wise leader.
Intensely self-aware and multi-faceted, you have learned how to
fully understand and appreciate the qualities of all other types
of people. Without demanding from anyone what is not in their power
to do or give, you must actively encourage co-workers to excel in
their chosen service by providing both facilities and opportunities
for the exercising of their skills and carrying out of their goals.
Your main motivation is the will-to-illumine—to shed light
for others upon the Path.
Possessing an intellectually
positivist, experimental nature and a driving urge to self-knowledge
and self-perfection, your dominating will-to-rule pushes you forward
to achieve true self-mastery. You walk now ever under your Master's
watchful eye. You have had by no means an easy time. You tune into
the distress of the world and of your group with increasing frequency.
Through this process you are learning to become a detached and spiritually
oriented server. The work you do is planned by the Hierarchy and
your task is to render yourself sensitive to group impression.
You are learning
that a fused, organized and blended plan or scheme of worldwide
service is required, and that the master Plan of the Hierarchy will
be carried out when all disciples work together cooperatively and
with united purpose. Idealism, group service and self-sacrifice
are the prime characteristics or qualities to be cultivated. Do
not be afraid of being unduly influenced by the spiritual authority
of the group with which you are affiliated. Recognize that you have
much to give in the way of creativity, beauty, realization and intuition.
For an aspirant, freedom lies in making the free choice to serve.
No-one wants you to serve or work where your own soul does not prompt
It is the force
of Mars which leads to the intensification of your personal action
and physical struggle, but which will also enable your soul to control
and utilize your personality. You may not avoid the shouldering
of group and service responsibilities because you have already established
inner connection. The more your soul grips your personality the
less you will be concerned with the problems of personal isolation
and freedom. In the field of group service and group relationship
lies your opportunity.
of Mars indicates that all forms of selfish personal desire must
be overcome. The wild forays for pleasure, sex and other activities
incidental to the satisfaction of desire must also come to an end.
Through a process of battle, strife and stress you are being tested
on your ability to deliberately control and rule your integrated
personality. During this process all forms of residual fanaticism,
self-indulgence, conceit, indifference and carelessness will be
eradicated. Contemplate your own spiritual progress in light of
group progress, group relationships and the group good, and not
solely from the point of view of your own sense of freedom, or what
seems best or most comfortable for your personality.
Group work always
involves sacrifice and the fulfilment of tasks which are not in
accordance with your personal preference. Do not seek the easy way
out based on the personality path of least resistance. Deepen the
content of your own inner spiritual life by mature, profound daily
reflection carried forward on all levels of thought during every
interlude in your daily life, work and service. Endeavor to sense
the note or the vibration of the Ashram and to establish a much
closer link with your group brothers. They value the part you play,
and must also do their part.
Highly evolved Lions
are beyond being led astray or being too dependent on luxury. By
self-initiating definite forms of creative service you are learning
to decentralize yourself and thus begin to repulse, esoterically
speaking, all of your lower animalistic and personality desires.
Any form of impulsive emotional enthusiasm you retain must not be
allowed to sway you either. Your motivation for spiritual progress
must be love for all beings, and must not be based solely on the
desire for your personal liberation, freedom or release from pain
and suffering. Repudiate all attitudes, words and deeds of rejection
or repulsion. Release all that is unpleasant.
Your lower nature
must be disciplined until all choices to discard whatever impedes
your soul expression on the physical plane are easily and readily
made. Call in the virtues of dispassion, discrimination and discipline.
Decisively develop a definite and chosen procedure to free yourself
from the worlds of spectacle and illusion. Through right understanding
right choice can be made, and that which is cherished and spiritually
desired can be attained. Though it is exceptionally arduous, knowing
the difference between right and wrong, good and evil, imprisonment
and freedom, love and hate, light and dark, throw the weight of
your actions on the side of the light with the minimum of striving,
passion, pain or suffering. Attempt to tread the Way with real self-effacement
and undeterred by difficulty. When your discriminating sense has
been adequately developed along with an innate knowledge of the
pairs of opposites and a gained vision of that which is neither,
you will attain initiation.
All forms of selfish
spiritual desire must be overcome. Mars indicates the steady emergence
of truth in your life and guarantees your inevitable triumph. Devotion
to the Plan is the key. Only when you can avoid falling into glamour
and can discriminate between the Real and the unreal will life be
effectively filled with the inflow of the unselfish love of your
higher Self. You are driven to take the next immediate step to meet
the world's needs as they demonstrate to you, by following your
chosen line of work. In this process there is no room for self-interest,
self-assertiveness or selfish ambition.
Your attitude must
be one of dedicated selflessness oriented towards higher divine
guidance. Your inner thoughts and not your desire life determine
your active, physical expression. You no longer seek to make a personal
impact upon the world. You do not seek to gather around yourself
a group of people who look up to you and make you feel important.
All forms of pride and ambition have to be eliminated in order to
achieve the stage of Accepted Discipleship.
Your soul injunction
is to battle until the light of your little self fades out in the
Light of the Whole. You have grown in your spiritual ability to
sympathize with and identify with the sufferings of others. Increasingly
you attain selflessness, service, subordination and sacrifice to
the group. All your effort is directed toward improving the way
of living for other people. You plan humanitarian reforms, found
libraries, philanthropic foundations and charitable institutions
for world service. Your success depends upon the overcoming of all
base, mean and underhanded tendencies. Learn to value spiritual
glory far more than material rewards or tangible benefits.
When truly accomplished,
your characteristic life expression exhibits an extraordinarily
high degree of magnetism and attractive radiation. Your arguments
are founded upon a code of living ethics, upon established life
principles, justice, human dignity and righteousness. Above all
else you desire the universal empire of the Spirit. You are truthful,
direct and act without concealment. Due to an intimate knowledge
of the workings of the Law of Karma, even when betrayed or deceived
you do not seek personal retribution and do not take revenge.
At great personal
expense and under the restraint of constant self-denial, Mars empowers
you to fight and take a definite stand based upon the soul virtues
of justice, mercy, compassion and tolerance. Apollo-like, you appear
with the scales of justice in one hand and the sword in the other.
You are a defender
or protector of humanity and your victorious Martian poses are ever
suggestive of the inevitable triumph of good over evil. Conducting
yourself in a simple, clear, direct and straightforward manner,
your intentions are both easily recognized and understood. Your
commanding presence quickens the pulse, calling others to straighten
their shoulders and evoke their full stature physically, morally
A steady beacon
of courage and incentive to others, the brightness of your spiritual
majesty inwardly grows and simultaneously shines outwardly over
the fields of service.
Now that you have
completed the fourth step and possess self-awareness, it becomes
your task at the fifth step to identify your true immortal divine
soul and know also the inner hearts and minds of your fellow men.
In the fifth labor Hercules finally chased the lion (the personality)
into the cave, and leaving all weapons behind—even the club
which he himself had made—with his two hands he choked the
lion to death. This encounter took place unseen by anyone—Hercules
and the lion in the dark and gloom of the cave taking part in a
struggle that had to be to the death—the death of the personality
and the victory of the soul. (LOH)
You have now reached
a point in your life where inspired devotion is in no way a hindrance
but a safeguard, simplifying your life. Because of this fixed devotion
you can walk undeviatingly upon the Way to become a Pledged Disciple.
Five: Man the Disciple
1st to 11th
words are written for those bold Lions upon the Path of Discipleship.
Disciples are needed who can absorb, transmute and transfer light.
For this task you are peculiarly equipped. This lifetime will be
marked by years of strenuous activity and service, of personal discipline
and a forced process of decentralization with attendant stresses
and strains and hard work, accompanied by much upheaval external
may be of some help and comfort to you to realize that this is known
on the inner side and that none of it has been lost motion or a
waste of time. This is your time of release and liberation. Now
you can work with clearer vision, a closer cooperation with the
inner Group Center and with less sense of loneliness.
have now become part of a group of disciples and these—a chosen
band of brothers—will stand by you. Your Master too, definitely
seeks to make himself more fully known to you and to draw closer
to you in helpfulness and understanding. Those of you who are affiliated
with his Ashram are becoming closely connected and esoterically
form one great group.
that in the esoteric school and group training work in which you
and your group brothers are actively engaged, you must operate with
complete and open frankness, seeking to hide nothing from each other.
Your group work will bring into the open the successes, the failures
and the weaknesses which in the presence of all group members must
be examined in the clear light that comes from the Group Center.
Such is the soul purpose and the method of all ashrams.
have touched many lives through your work as an esoteric teacher
and have begun to apprehend somewhat that there is a major difference
between all your previous teaching experience—no matter how
skilled you have been as a teacher—and your teaching as an
initiate. It is as a Pledged Disciple that you are now learning
this basic distinction in technique and method. This distinction
should now also begin to have a definite effect upon the expression
of your spiritual life.
goal is to achieve the utmost impartiality, impersonality and decentralization,
for this will set you free for deepened and more integrated world
service. You are a trained disciple who has proven a willingness
and an ability to serve and to make sacrifices for the group and
for humanity. Your objective at the fifth step is to function as
a group disciple pledged to united service in which your personality
is submerged and only the light of the group or ashramic soul shines
forth. That group light will illuminate both your individual problems
and those arising in connection with your group. It will illuminate
the chosen field of group service, and also the relationship of
your group to other groups. Ensure you do not separate your group
from that of other active groups working in the world at this time
along the other Ray Paths.
Leo disciple appropriates without questioning the field of largest
spiritual service and wisely chooses each opportunity for service.
The underlying motivating power of your entire life can be summed
up in the need imposed upon your personality by your soul to express
an unalterable and fixed Will. As you serve and strive to train
yourself, you must learn to 'go out' more definitely to others,
offering them the opportunity to serve and help in the work you
are endeavoring to do, no matter how inexperienced they may be or
how full of faults. The same applies to your group in relation to
other groups, and your leadership is also instrumental and much
needed to guide this process.
were offered opportunity and consequent spiritual advancement, and
now you and your group brothers must also offer individual and group
opportunity to others. Blaze like the noon sun and do not be weighed
down or distressed by the weight of ignorance and the lack of development
in the people whom you see around you.
task is to fully exercise that peculiar solar-inspired Leonine divine
prerogative which has the innate capacity to burn and destroy and
so eradicate all remaining dross that hinders your complete divine
expression. This is a powerful and much needed group contribution.
Before you stand fully initiate you must be free from all ordinary
glamour and illusion, be capable of pure vision, able to perceive
the uses of your inherent sensitivities and be profoundly aware
of inner reality.
is the power of the Sun in the central decan which will
enable you to enter upon the arduous task of fully cooperating with
the spiritual laws and ruling potencies of the Ashram and the Hierarchy.
The rulership of the Sun at the fifth step in Leo indicates that
true spiritual comprehension and understanding involves identification
with the One Soul of humanity and the release of the lesser into
the greater. After purification of your entire lower nature by solar
fire you will envisage new possibilities and your grasp of the Plan
will become greater and more universal in scope.
that your immediate goal is to illumine your environment with your
knowledge, insight, wisdom and love. Without a doubt, in the central
decan of the fifth sign at the fifth step the power to achieve initiation
successful disciple appears as the very soul of magnanimity, benevolence
and selflessness. Final negotiation of the tests and trials of this
decan produce the consummation of the process of personality and
soul fusion. Complete preservation of continuity of consciousness
must first be established before you can enter into full identification
with your overshadowing Egoic consciousness.
speak in symbols, the Dweller on the Threshold (your personality)
and the Angel of the Presence (your soul) enter into cooperative
endeavor. When successful, your emotion-desire is completely transmuted
into love-aspiration and dedicated and oriented to your soul. This
inner alignment and sustained attitude will force open the door
of your actions are to be completely motivated by the love of your
soul and wisely expressed by your personality through various forms
of intelligent creativity and adaptability. This means you are to
launch definite forms of creative service upon your specific self-chosen
path. The directed reflection of your illumined mind will bring
insight about how to best accomplish this. A dominating urge to
contribute to the greater group life has become the major driving
force of your life. Under the rays of the Sun, all forms of selfishness
and separative behavior are substituted by unselfish actions undertaken
solely for the benefit of other human beings.
power to build for selfish ends was earlier eliminated with the
aid of Mars at the fourth step.
Now the capacity to identify with the Whole is key to the ending
of the last residues of any separative personality reactions. Your
triumph as a disciple in Leo will be to overcome all forms of selfish
desire and longing for personal comfort or material gain. You will
achieve illumination, inclusiveness, insight, wisdom, truth and
beauty. By building wisely in accordance with the life-plan of the
soul, you will renounce the great heresy of separation and will
achieve the revelation of the full light of Spirit. Your outstanding
quality is fearlessness.
the divine Observer of the nature of the form life and labor to
achieve a divine expression, practiced knowledgeably through the
medium of your personality. Gain a full understanding of the meaning
of the esoteric injunction: "Serve and obey!" (EPII 158)
your inspired sacrificial service willingly, joyously and with complete
surrender, freed from all taint of personal desire. In so doing
you will fully enter into the world of meaning which lies just beyond
and behind the world of form and physical appearance. Through the
power of the Sun you will be accorded the revelation that all wisdom
is a form of light, and this enables you to become conscious of
the causes which produce the physical forms in the environment.
It is this wisdom which is the conditioning factor in the world
of meaning. When this is sufficiently comprehended you are truly
an initiate and have succeeded in identifying yourself with the
soul on its own level of consciousness.
are to be commended for your achievements in the area of planetary
service in your chosen field of work. Proceed now along the lines
you have already so firmly established. You are nearing the end
of the Path and so time is brief; therefore learn to focus your
energies upon those service activities that contribute within your
chosen field of world work.
next stage of training is to further conscious establishment of
relationship with others through the concentration of the energy
of the soul so that it radiates outward, becoming an attractive
force drawing people to you as a source of spiritual light; a magnetic
influence stimulating new activity between their soul and personality.
Six: Man the Initiate
11th to 22nd
have endeared yourself to your master by your patient persistence
and your undeviating adherence to the service of the Hierarchy.
For many lifetimes you have done the hierarchical work in a most
difficult sphere. Words are inadequate to express that which the
liberated Leo initiate knows. Through your Master you are en rapport
with a world of spiritual inspiration and awareness that few can
appreciate. Appropriate it fully now my brother, and transmit the
teaching to those you lead, teach, train and instruct.
responsibility of the teacher rests upon you. Your spiritual consciousness
attains ever-greater expression and you inevitably become an electric
and magnetic leader of centers or groups. As an initiate teacher
you are occupied with the needs of your students and the clarification
of the truth within your chosen field of service. At this time you
are required to master the skills needed to gather people together
and work through them.
are a heart-oriented person but are in process of lifting the energy
of your heart center into its correspondence in your highest head
center, and live more now in the head than in the heart. You should
also have begun to fuse and blend the energy of this higher heart
center with that of your ajna center, thus bringing your "directing
eye" into greater service, dominance and usefulness. (DINAII
therefore with your well-laid plans, write your books and letters
and work with your students. You know that you can depend upon inner
strength and rely upon your inner spiritual contacts. Do not feel
futile or inadequate to the task, for in these days of urgent planetary
distress the aid given the world disciple is greatly intensified
and increased so that he may in turn pass it on to others. You have
learned to penetrate to the heart of your fellow human beings, rejecting
every tendency to personality over-reaction. In the final decan
Jupiter does ultimately guarantee the full development and expression
the sixth decan the quality of spiritual perception expands, and
the inner vision of the soul's realized purpose becomes the initiate's
raison d'etre. In this task you must selflessly labor for the sake
of the greater Whole. Thus new fields of spiritual revelation open
up. Seeing, recognizing and registering spiritual vision is paramount.
You have mastered discipleship theoretically, practically and factually.
Your personality has been liberated and is now simply an agent of
bestows revelation and realization. Your outstanding qualities
are synthesis and inclusiveness. You have advanced intellectual
abilities and exceptionally fine mental development. Jupiter's rulership
of the sixth step indicates that the various aspects of your equipment
have been benignly fused into an instrument for effective world
service. You have become a personified expression of the good, the
beautiful and the true. You have unfolded higher divine qualities
and the attractive power of the love of your soul with its ability
to synthesize and blend. You have achieved cooperation, participation
and at-one-ment with your soul in life planning and life purpose.
an inspired initiate of the life-plan of the soul you are the intelligent
arbiter of your own destiny, your own Lawmaker and conscious exponent
of your own innate divinity. You recognize no authority save that
of your own soul and spirit. You are not negatively conditioned
by surroundings or life events but rule them with deliberation and
are especially distinguished by your freedom from any form of outside
control. Regardless of remaining limitations, you certainly possess
a unique ability to bring out of circumstance and environment that
which is required.
an advanced Leo you are the true observer completely truly detached
from the material side of life and the physical plane. The divine
potency of the trend toward synthesis pours through your body and
conditions your conduct. Neither misapplied nor prematurely enforced,
a certain process of standardization and regimentation is consciously
and willingly undertaken. Your task is to impose a sensed divine
soul attribute upon the form life. You will do battle and be fully
tested until all evil is overcome and you dominate the innate, inherited
psyche of the atoms of matter and substance which constitute the
Jupiter you are assisted to demonstrate increased sentient response
to the world Soul. Through the full cultivation of the highest form
of creative imagination you become a dynamic, constructive building
know that the full functioning of the divine creative faculty is
dependent upon both wisdom and selfless motive. Keywords for this
decan are simplification, merging and synthesis. The basic triplicate
of spirit, soul and body is resolved in the duality of spirit and
matter. The spiritual Identity then works in complete service to
humanity and in cooperation with the Plan. You will move from being
an obedient servant of the Plan to a creative cooperator. Through
at-one-ment with the Universal Mind all the Plans and methods of
the Soul stand revealed.
are mastering the technique of preserving soul, mind and brain consciousness
and consequently function in full waking understanding and awareness.
You have earned the right to display an awesome arsenal of invincible
powers on the physical plane because you have completely linked
up all aspects of yourself within the greater Whole. The details
of the sensed Whole are meticulously grasped in their entirety.
The beauty and the purpose of every aspect of your inner structure
is comprehended with unity and detailed knowledge. The divine pattern
or grand design is mastered in all its complexity.
the apex of the sixth step you will fully express pure infallible
comprehension, intuitionally grasping cause and effect simultaneously.
A sense of true divine proportion is to be attained and the recognition
of your spiritual destiny and goals fully revealed. The source of
divine Ideas is contacted and known. Your mind and the Will-to-Good
become so perfectly blended that the secrets of coming revelations
are entrusted to your protective care. You fully synthetically comprehend
the true nature of religion, the purpose of science and the goal
of education. Beneficent rejoicing in new vision and a fresh approach
to every life experience characterize the attitude of your inner
supreme spiritual Mystery which has been hitherto veiled to you
is now to be fully unveiled, and in that Light you will find the
Universal fountainhead of abundant Wisdom and Love. Incomprehensible
spiritual expansions and rhythms will now be unfolded before you.
An agent of the "saving force" (DINAI 784), your spiritual
incentive to work now embraces the higher planes of superhuman evolution.
Dynamic progress and a steady moving forward into clearer light
and greater livingness characterize your life.
a liberated Leo subject unconditioned by your environment, you tread
the burning ground with Will and self-effacement, undeterred by
pain. Your arduous task is to condition your environment in relation
to divine Plan and Purpose. You cultivate an inner sensitivity to
the dynamic impacts of the higher worlds, which will lead you to
your final abstract initiatory goal.