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On Thursday, the pillars of Russia’s independent broadcast media collapsed under pressure from the state. Echo of Moscow, the freewheeling radio station founded by Soviet dissidents in 1990 and that symbolized Russia’s new freedoms, was “liquidated” by its board. TV Rain, the youthful independent television station that calls itself “the optimistic channel” said it would suspend operations indefinitely.
And Dmitri A. Muratov, the journalist who shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year, said that his newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which survived the murders of six of its journalists, could be on the verge of shutting down as well.
“Everything that’s not propaganda is being eliminated,” Mr. Muratov said.https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/03/world/europe/russia-ukraine-propaganda-censorship.html
The POWER of our united LIGHT
PREVENTS the appearance,
NEGATES the quality, and
DESTROYS the vitality
of the GLAMOR of
Fake News and Lying Propaganda.
The Hierarchy makes a distinction between the bewildered mass, the wrongly educated youth and the obsessed leaders in all branches of the government. The latter are “shells,” obsessed by evil entities and hence their dynamic, one-pointed potency, hence also their extreme skill and cunning, based on very ancient evil experience and hence also the well-nigh ludicrous falsity of their propaganda. They are the spirit of materialism embodied, devoid of all true feeling and perception, lacking the light of love and understanding, but powerfully animated by the energy of substance itself. It is time that men woke up to the nature of these beings who sought (under the present grouping of constellations) to enslave the race.Esoteric Astrology, p.544
Renting the Veils
I would here remind you that we are considering work that the initiate must accomplish, and are not considering the usual effort of struggling aspirants to deal with and handle those forces which have worked through into physical expression.Rays and Initiattions, p. 182
I have emphasised this point because our second phrase, “let the group widen all the rents within those veils,” has reference here to disciples and the groups which they have everywhere gathered around themselves. It is these groups, many in number and differing in ray potency, which will lead the world through the post-war period into the New Age. It is their pressure upon the physical plane which has precipitated the crisis between the great White Lodge and the Black Lodge. Their work is to let in the light, and where the light goes the Black Lodge must fade out and disappear. It feeds on glamour and illusion and uses the [Page 190] veils of maya as a protection. Students would do well to avoid naming and differentiating the four veils. The veils themselves are transient and variable. They differ as they come under the impact of the seven rays. It is not possible or practical to distinguish them one from the other, except from the angle of the Hierarchy, and their destruction today (though it was not so earlier) has to come from the dense physical plane, and the attack must be made by personalities and individualities dwelling in physical bodies. This is a somewhat new mode of approach, for hitherto only a very few disciples and initiates have been able so to work. Today, hundreds and thousands of disciples are working, and thus learning to use the ancient rules for work within the veils of maya.Rays and Initiations, Rule X
Let me here give you some of these rules or formulas as they are to be found in The Masters’ Book of Rules and as I can translate them. Some are untranslatable:
- Focus the force at the jewel’s point and find the veil that it can touch.
- Carry the force from point to point and then project.
- Look for the energy in form behind the veil attacked. A rent within the veil exists. Find it and see.
- A path lies through the veils, giving access to the several courts. Walk on that path, wielding destruction and clearing out the refuse in the court. The court of the money changers is the last.
- Meet the descending forces and find the current which is yours.
- Watch for the evil stream of force which seeks to mend the rents. Project upon that stream the energy of which you know. It led you from the Ashram into the veils. Use it and drive the evil back unto the astral plane.
- Work with the Sound and know it as the source of power. Use first the Voice; then use the O.M., and later use the Sound. All three together will suffice.
There are other rules, but these will give you the [Page 191] major recognitions needed to do this type of work; these are the rules which the adventuring disciple needs to know. They have been used, and should not be interpreted by the lower mind, but with the aid of the initiate consciousness. -Rule X, Rays and Initiations
Let the group widen all the rents within those veils and thus let in the light.
We come now to a definite group injunction or instruction. The aid of the group is invoked almost in the form of an order. The point of this formulated injunction is that in the new era and in the interlude between the past (wherein prominent disciples worked within the veils of maya) and the New Age (wherein humanity itself will consciously function upon the etheric plane), the work of the esoteric groups, under the direction of the New Group of World Servers, is needed. They will have the capacity to recognise the distinction between the various veils. This is the next needed development. The groups must focus the energy at the very centre of the group being; the group must carry the force from point to point and from veil to veil; the group must project the destroying energy and become unitedly aware of what each veil hides; the group must perform the activities (seven in all) of purification; the group must meet, accept and distribute the descending spiritual energy which will finally consummate the work done. The group—through the use of that descending current—will drive the forces of evil back on to the astral plane and will together work with the three aspects of the first ray. These are typified by the Voice, the O.M. and the Sound.
In the above you have in reality a great formula for group activity and also a potent method (once the group can unitedly work together) for the cleansing and the re-organisation of the forces active in the world today. These forces are now raging and running wild; their effect is almost tangible (being in etheric substance) and factually and visibly present under the control of the Black Lodge. This [Page 192] Lodge uses the voices of lying propaganda, the Word of death (which I shall not give to you for the O.M., the Word of Life, suffices), and the Sound of the densest aspect in manifestation—the sound of power in the mineral kingdom. This constitutes an unparalleled condition and creates a unique concentration of the Forces of Good and the forces of evil upon the etheric plane. The task of all groups which are working under the Masters of the Wisdom is to let in the light, utilising those rents which already exist within the Veils of maya.
Three major rents within these Veils might here be noted. They are symbolically referred to in The Bible, though their essential meaning has not been noted or comprehended.
The first major rent was made by the establishment of the Law of God, and this is portrayed for us symbolically in The Old Testament in the story of Moses. He went up into the Mount of God and there received the Ten Commandments. This is the expression of divine law as adapted for humanity and as needed in the projection of those forces which will destroy, purify and reorganise. Moses, the Lawgiver, penetrated to one of the halls within the Veils of maya, and there encountered the glory of the Lord. This was of such a radiance that, as the Old Commentary puts it:
“He who entered among the first to penetrate within the veils absorbed the light and knew not how to pass it on. Neither he nor they were ready, but the light was there and likewise the two directing eyes. But only one can use, project and send the light upon its mission. The other must be blinded, and of this fact the Lawgiver was aware. He therefore veiled the light, assuming towards this end a fragment of that which he had helped destroy, and so descended from the mountain top, back to the darkness of the earth.”
The second, and much the most important rent, was made by the power of the second aspect when the Christ subjected the Master Jesus to the fourth initiation and Their joint influence was triumphant over death. Then we read [Page 193] that the veil of the Temple was split in twain from the top to the bottom. The lawgiver assisted at the first rending as the climax to the third initiation, and there was a somewhat similar process of glorification. A similar event took place at the Transfiguration of the Christ, overshadowing or rather working through the Master Jesus. But at the triumph over death and through the Great Renunciation or Crucifixion episode, a great and major rending took place. The Law, when rightly kept and interpreted, defines man’s attitude upon the mental plane and serves to make a rent in the etheric veil, separating the etheric vehicle in its fourfold aspect from the dense physical form. The rending of the second veil at the time of the Crucifixion let in light on to the second level of the etheric plane, and a new type of illumination was spread abroad upon the earth. Law and Love could now penetrate into the consciousness of humanity in a new and direct manner, as the brain of man became involved through the substance of the etheric counterpart of the physical brain; the instinct to self-preservation (one of the lowest aspects of Law) and the tendency to sensitivity (feeling or emotion, one of the lowest forms of Love) could be expressed in a more comprehensive manner.
Another rending of the veil, and one of relatively minor importance, took place when Saul of Tarsus saw the glory of the Lord and was changed into Paul the Apostle. His forward moving and potent directness and sincerity, pushing along “the road to Damascus,” forced him to penetrate through one of the separating veils. The Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force. This force, working in Saul, drove him through the veil which prevented vision, and the rent thereby made brought him a new revelation. He was, we are told, completely blinded for three days, and this the esoteric records corroborate. This is a well-known correspondence to the three days in the tomb and one recognised by esotericists; it corresponds also to the penetration into the third heaven to which Paul testified later in his life. He realised the nature of the Law, as his later epistles demonstrate; he was brought [Page 194] to the feet of the Initiator through the effect of love, and thus he availed himself of the two earlier rents in the veil. Whilst thus reaching out to the light, he wrote that epistle about which so much controversy has raged—The Epistle to the Hebrews. In it the results of the rending of the third veil provide the keynote and express the first and highest aspect, as the two earlier rents lead to the revelation of the third and second divine qualities. This first aspect is seen as synthesis, as the Communion of Saints, and as related to the Lord of the World, Melchizedek. Read that epistle in the light of these remarks, and note how a great initiate endeavoured to reveal some facts, inherent in the will or power aspect. These were, however, far beyond the ken of the disciples and aspirants of the time, but can today form a true part of the realisation of humanity. Law, Love, Union or Synthesis—all these great energies have seeped into the human consciousness and now provide the platform upon which the new civilisation can be founded, the new approach to God be taken, and new human relations be implemented.
Three great rents, therefore, now exist, as well as numerous smaller and less important ones, to which no reference has been or need be made. Three great Sons of God at the moment of initiation made a major contribution to the human consciousness through their determined will-to-law, will-to-love and will-to-synthesis. Mankind was thereby aided to move forward more easily along the “lighted Way,” to pass through the halls of maya, aided by the light pouring through the rents made in the separating veils by perfected divine Men at the very moment of Their triumph. A fourth great rent still remains to be made as a result of the energies released and the gained good which the three earlier rents have made possible. This fourth major rent will be made by humanity itself, standing with “massed intent,” focussed through the groups which are externalisations of the Ashrams of the Masters. It will therefore be made at the time that the Hierarchy takes physical shape upon the earth again. [Page 195]
Bear in mind the symbolical nature of this teaching. The veils are not actually existing veils in the usual sense of that term. They are in the nature of opposing forces and energies which act as inhibitory factors to the aspirant as he seeks to make progress, and to the entire human family as it moves onward upon the Path of Evolution. They are not basically related to consciousness at all, for in the majority of cases these veils “lie on the earthward side of being and not upon the side of light”; they are essentially physical forces, and although they are the result of man’s own effort and activity down the ages, they are largely unrealised, unseen obstacles to his progress. They constitute the lowest concentration of forces precipitated from levels of activity other and higher than the physical, as you understand physical substance. If one might use a phrase which, even if true, is misleading, they lie between the subtle inner man, mental and astral, and his physical brain. They are that which prevents brain registration of the world of causes and of meaning. This inner world can be emotional or mental in its focus and in its force precipitation on to the etheric plane. It can be the fused result of personality integration and be a combination of energies; or it can be dominated by the effects of soul energy. These, if evoked, can penetrate occultly and drive out or break down and through the separating veiling forces, thus producing coordination eventually between soul and brain.
These veils are as curtains over the windows of vision. They prevent realisation of that which lies beyond the room or area of average or mediocre experience, and they prevent the light from penetrating.
The work of the three Sons of God referred to above is not concerned with the rending of the veils of their own interior life and forces, thus bringing about soul contact unimpeded and dear, or with the illumination of experience upon the physical plane. That had long ago been effected in these special and individual cases. Their service was rendered to humanity and They made rents in the veils which separated mankind as a whole from the higher spiritual [Page 196] experience and from registration of the fact of the existence of the Hierarchy. Theirs was a universal service, and made possible further human progress, for until some greater measure of light had been let in it was not possible for man to see and grasp the necessity to destroy the obstacles to light. The veils remain unperceived by the average aspirant until some light appears through the rents in the “curtain of impediment.”
The glory of the Christ and the uniqueness of His accomplishment lies in the fact that He was the first to bring about the rending of the veils from “the top to the bottom.” This He could do because He acted as the World Saviour, outside and independent of humanity. -Rule 10, Rays and Initiations
There is little more that I can tell you anent this Rule. The subject is, as you can see, too advanced even for the initiate who, in a few decades, will read and study these instructions. That your vision may expand, and your power to think and reflect abstractly may grow, is my hope and wish for you.Rays and Initiations, Rule X
Let the Army of the Voice be no more heard,
and let the brothers onward move within the Sound.
Putting the idea into esoteric terms, the above sentence could be paraphrased as follows: The voices and the Voice fade out. The A.U.M. is replaced by the O.M. and at the centre of that O.M. the brother stands.
The many voices of the world, the flesh and the devil are no longer distinguished; there is nothing within the consciousness of the initiate which can respond to them. The Voice of the Silence dies out also and the Word itself [Page 201] cannot be heard. Only the SOUND remains. This is the Sound which reverberates in the formless worlds; it is the Sound to which the Spiritual Triad responds and of which the initiate is a part, because the Sound which he makes as he proceeds upon his creative way is a part of the universal Sound. It should be pointed out that He Who stands at the very centre of the Council Chamber of Shamballa sounds forth all words, the Word, and He also utters the SOUND. This is apt to be forgotten. He it is Who intones the A.U.M. and all things come to be; He it is Who voices the Word, the O.M., and God incarnate in humanity appears on earth: He it is Who utters the SOUND, and upon that outgoing Breath holds all things in life; and—in the rise and fall of its cadences—there is found the cyclic rhythm of the creative process. He it will be Who will withdraw the Sound and centering the vibration within Himself, will some day bring to a close this periodic manifestation and carry the Sound to other localities in space, holding it in quiescence on the withdrawn breath until a later cycle of expression dawns. Then it will again be exhaled and sent forth to provide a new field of experience for the Lives which, in cyclic rhythm, again seek to manifest. The entire story of incarnation is hidden in the understanding of the SOUND and its differentiation into the O.M. and the A.U.M.
When we can identify the Sound and are no longer “moved” by the O.M., then the initiate becomes a Christ in expression and makes His appearance, either in physical form or upon the planes of what to us might be called the “areas of non-appearance.” He can then contain and utilise the energies of which the Spiritual Triad is the custodian and which are the expression of the will and purpose of God. Though the initiate may not be a part of the planetary government, and though he may not be a member of the Council at Shamballa (for only a limited number of initiates are so placed), he nevertheless has the right to move on identical levels and to prepare himself for those higher evolutionary processes which will give him entrance to the cosmic astral plane. This will enable him to “see through” [Page 202] and to recognise “cosmic glamour,” and will give him the hidden key to the world of feeling and of sentiency of which our feeling-response and our emotional and intuitional sensitivity are but the dim and distorted reflections. This is a factor of some importance to have in mind if a right sense of proportion is to be developed. The initiate has learnt on earth that the astral plane is in fact non-existent—at least for those of the higher degrees of initiation. This knowledge constitutes the first step towards the comprehension of the secret of negation, towards a true understanding of the basis of the ever-existent pairs of opposites, and towards the knowledge which lies behind the significance of negation. The above sentence is in all probability of little meaning to you, but it nevertheless contains a truth for which the trials, experiences and initiations of planetary existence prepare the initiate. They endow him with those qualities which will enable him to contact cosmic evil and yet remain untouched, eventually to play his part in bringing the Black Lodge and its Brotherhood to an unholy finish. The roots of the Black Lodge are on the cosmic astral plane, as the roots of the White Lodge and its Brotherhood are on the cosmic mental plane; this is, in reality, only for the time being and in order to see certain organised activities upon the star Sirius perfected and carried to a consummation. This has oft been hinted in my writings.
Text and Commentary on the
14 Rules for Disciples and Initiates
- Rule 11 for Disciples and Initiates, Part 1
- Rule 11 for Disciples and Initiates, Part 2
- Rule 11 for Disciples and Initiates, Part 3
- Rule 11 for Disciples and Initiates, Part 4
- Rule 11 for Disciples and Initiates, Part 5
Lab-oratory: Oratory of the Labor
Ora et Labora
How Rule X is applied to a current problem of humanity menacing world peace:
the military invasion of Ukraine by a totalitarian power
[21 Dec 2021] Vladimir Putin has said he will consider a military response if Russia feels threatened by NATO. The Russian president has railed against NATO enlargement since the fall of the Soviet Union and accused the west of turning Ukraine against Russia. “If our western counterparts continue a clearly aggressive line, we will undertake proportionate military-technical countermeasures and will respond firmly to unfriendly steps,” Putin said in televised remarks. “I’d like to stress that we are fully entitled to do that.” Putin repeated demands that the west make legal guarantees to ensure Russia’s security, but said he would have difficulty trusting the US to abide by a treaty. Putin railed at NATO’s expansion and accused western powers of supporting terrorists and separatists in Chechnya, where Moscow fought a brutal series of wars in the 1990s and 2000s.
The speech points to a broad reassessment of Russia’s post-Soviet history, in which Putin views Washington and its allies as taking advantage of the country’s weakness.
[New Group of World Servers] Russia has every right in the world to be the hub of a Soviet bloc of democratic nations with economic and cultural ties. That is a truth as clear as water. What Putin does not have the right to do is to impose his imperial rule with totalitarian methods. Totalitarianism is the enemy; It is not the Russian people.
If an ex-partner from a toxic and abusive relationship (Iron Curtain) requests from security forces (NATO) a protection order, that is not an act of threat or aggression against the rapist. It is a right protected by the internationally recognized Four Freedoms: freedom of expression, religious freedom, freedom to live without hardship and freedom to live without fear.
Russia has a great future in the world community of nations. Russia can create a commonwealth of freely associated democratic nations. That democracy is imperfect, and that the democracy of wild capitalism is the worst of democracies, it is true. But a democracy is always better than a dictatorship for the spiritual progress of humanity.
Russia has to renounce its totalitarian methods in order to achieve its integration as a Soviet Union of free nations. The totalitarianism of the unique thought is the enemy of humanity. That is the root of the conflict. A totalitarian superpower, with nuclear armaments, is a menace to world peace.
Q: How is Putin’s current stance now different from Kennedy’s in 1962 (Cuban Missile Crisis) after his failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba in 1961?
A: Again, the evil is totalitarianism and the existence of totalitarian countries in a region is a threat to international peace.. The NGWS takes an unequivocal stance against the evil of totalitarianism.
A more fitting contrast would be the military invasion of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War (1898). However, the United Nations had not been created by then. Since 1945, the UN Charter prohibits imperialistic aggression from any country. Russia has violated the UN Charter.
A more relevant question might be why have the world democracies, represented by the UN General Assembly, unanimously condemned Putin’s military invasion of Ukraine — and his genocidal agenda — but have not condemned similar genocidal attacks by a Zionist terrorist state on civilians in Palestine. The abuse by the USA of the veto power in the UN Security Council, covering for Israel’s crimes of war, have lessened the prestige of the UN and its moral authority to mediate in the current Ukraine conflict. ###
The VORTEX and The Technique of Light
Hans Zimmer’s Chevaliers de Sangreal (Da Vinci Code movie music track) played as we invoke Christ’s Presence among us, is a progression of ascending and descending musical chords creating a VORTEX renting the etheric veils … a spiral (Holy Grail) for the descent of the Christ Consciousness, “brought to light” (“dando a luz”) through the Chalice (a Triangle) of the Cosmic Mother.JB
The Technique of Light
By means of this technique, the illumined mind assumes control over the astral or emotional body and dissipates glamour. When light pours in, glamour fades out. Illumination dominates and the vision [Page 172] of reality can be seen. This technique is related to Raja Yoga and its goal is the second initiation; it produces ability to tread the Path of Discipleship, and enables the man to “live a life, enlightened by divinity.” Illumination is the applied power of transformation.Glamour, a World Problem
In connection, therefore, with this second technique, I would like to take some words out of the Bible, substituting the word “light” for the word “faith.” I give you this definition: Light is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. This is perhaps one of the most occult definitions of the light of the world that has yet been given and its true meaning is intended to be revealed in the next two generations. The word “faith” is a good [Page 194] instance of the method of rendering “blind” some of the ancient truths so that their significance may not be prematurely revealed. Light and substance are synonymous terms. Soul and light are equally so, and in this equality of idea—light, substance, soul—you have the key to fusion and to the at-one-ment which Christ expressed so fully for us in His life on Earth.Ibid
The rules for the Technique of Light have been adequately laid down in the Raja Yoga system of Patanjali, of which the five stages of Concentration, Meditation, Contemplation, Illumination, and Inspiration are illustrative; these, in their turn, must be parallelled by a following of the Five Rules and the Five Commandments. I would ask you to study these. They, in their turn, produce the many results in psychic sensitivity, of which hierarchical contact, illumination, service and discipline are descriptive and, finally, the [Page 196] stage of “isolated unity,” which is the paradoxical term used by Patanjali to describe the inner life of the initiate.Ibid
FORMULA FOR THE DISSIPATION OF WORLD GLAMOUR
(Technique for a Group)
The Preparatory Stages.
- The naming of the group members, followed by ten minutes silence.
- The Protective Formula: The group members say in unison:
“As a soul I work in light and darkness cannot touch me.
I take my stand within the light.
I work and from that point I never move.”
As these words are uttered, each group member makes the sign of the Cross of Divinity.
- The three preparatory stages:
- a. Focussing the dual light of matter and mind.
- b. Meditation on soul contact and recognition of soul light.
- c. The fusion of the two lesser lights with soul light.
- On a signal from the leader, the group says together:
“The light is one and in that light shall we see light.
This is the light that turns the darkness into day.”
O M. O M. O M.
- Then together the group says:
“Radiance are we and power. We stand forever with our hands stretched out, linking the heavens and the earth, the inner world of meaning and the subtle world of glamour.
We reach into the light and bring it down to meet the need. We reach into the silent Place and bring from thence the gift of understanding. Thus with the light we work and turn the darkness into day.”
As these words are said, the group members visualise the great searchlight they have created turning its light upon the astral plane.
- A pause follows and then comes the invocation of the spiritual will. When this has been done the group says:
“With power upon its beam, the light is focused on the goal.”
- The glamour to be dissipated is named and the light is thrown upon it. The Words of Power are uttered :
“The power of our united light prevents the appearance of the glamour of [Fake News Propaganda].
The power of our united light negates the quality of the glamour from affecting man.
The power of our united light destroys the life behind the glamour.”
- Visualisation of the light, penetrating into the glamour and producing its weakening and dissipation.
- Five minutes of silence and intensity of purpose whilst the work is seen proceeding. Then the group members refocus themselves upon the mental plane, turning their attention away from the astral plane. The searchlight of the soul is shut off.
- The sounding of the OM individually and aloud by each member.
Brief Form of the Group Formula.
- The Act of Naming.
- The Act of Protection.
- The Act of Focussing the Lights.
- The Act of Direction.[Page 240]
- The Act of Invoking the Will.
- The Act of Projection and Affirmation.
- The Act of Penetration.
- The Act of Withdrawal.
May the liberating Light of Lord Buddha,
The infinite Love of the Spirit of Peace,
And the unfathomable Power of the Avatar of Synthesis
Restore the Plan on Earth.
Que la Luz liberadora de Buda,
el Amor infinito del Espíritu de la Paz
y el Poder indescriptible del Avatar de Síntesis
restablezcan el Plan [de Dios] en la Tierra.
Alice A. Bailey: Between War and Peace
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