Ending the Ukrainian conflict

Would any reasonable person call for a dialogue with the man who raped his mother, wife, sister, or daughter? And what if the rapist claimed that he was provoked by the woman he raped? Furthermore, what if he claimed that he was acting in self-defense?

The epitome of absurdity, correct? Well, I propose that this is exactly the position being held by those who promote a dialogue with Mr. Putin to negotiate the outcome of his military invasion of a sovereign country, Ukraine.  

In the 21st century, there is no justification whatsoever to invade a sovereign country, even if provoked by perceived geopolitical threats. A perceived threat is a legitimate cause to demand and engage in a dialogue, relying on it as the only civilized way to settle the matter. However, once engaging in criminal acts of war against civilian population, the dialogue option is forfeited. Only justice — not vengeance — can restore permanent peace, a true peace based on right human relations.   

Of course, I do understand the danger of fueling an arms race. I do not trust the industrial military complex to restore peace on Earth. However, why did the spiritual Hierarchy oppose pacifism and, instead, supported the military defeat of Fascism during the Second World War? Was it a sin against the Law of Love?

“The present war, if carried forward to a successful completion by the defeat of the totalitarian powers, constitutes a far lesser evil than the subjugation of many nations to the unparalleled cupidity, the appalling educational process and the defiance of all recognised spiritual values by the Axis powers.”

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It is evident that the pacifist impasse — its decision paralysis — is broken by the formula suggested by the Master: opt for the lesser of two evils. Arming Ukraine to defeat the aggressor — in legitimate self-defense — is the lesser of two evils.

Still, the question remains: how to defeat a nuclear power, led by a criminal of war able to manipulate the public opinion of the Russian people by controlling the national media, by incarcerating political opponents, and who is willing to sacrifice tens of thousands of reluctant citizens as cannon fodder, with total impunity? Even if the threat to world peace is not yet at the level of a Third World War, we certainly have reached a level of world tension similar to the 1930s preceding the Second World War and Hitler’s invasion of Poland in 1939.


Let the Forces of Light bring illumination to all mankind.
Let the Spirit of Peace be spread abroad.
May men of goodwill everywhere meet in a spirit of cooperation.
May forgiveness on the part of all men be the keynote at this time.
Let power attend the efforts of the Great Ones.
So let it be and help us to do our part.

October 1939

I said earlier that the war could have been averted from expression on the physical plane had the disciples and aspirants of the world measured up to their opportunity and responsibilities. The Great Invocation was rendered relatively powerless, from the angle of dynamic usefulness, because the majority of those who used it turned it into a peace prayer. It was instead a great spiritually militant invocative demand. This must not happen with this Stanza of Invocation. It is a demand; it is also an authoritative affirmation of existent fact; it sets in motion agencies and forces hitherto quiescent, and these can change the face of the world battlefield; it invokes the Prince of Peace, but He [Page 251] carries a sword, and the effects of His activity may prove surprising to those who see only the needs of the form aspect of humanity.

Externalisation of the Hierarchy


Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth.
Let Them bring succour to the sons of men.
Let the Rider from the secret Place come forth,
And coming, save.
Come forth, O Mighty One.

Let the souls of men awaken to the Light,
And may they stand with massed intent.
Let the fiat of the Lord go forth:
The end of woe has come!
Come forth, O Mighty One.
The hour of service of the Saving Force has now arrived.
Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One.

Let Light and Love and Power and Death
Fulfil the purpose of the Coming One.
The Will to save is here,
The Love to carry forth the work is widely spread abroad.
The Active Aid of all who know the truth is also here.
Come forth, O Mighty One and blend these three.
Construct a great defending wall.
The rule of evil now must end.

June 30, 1940

Haven’t we, the New Group of World Servers (NGWS), learned the lesson?

The answer, my friends, is blowing in the wind, in the air of the buddhic plane. And these quotes are what the wind is blowing for us, students of the Tibetan Master’s Teachings.

“In their well-meaning blindness they would sacrifice the future of humanity and the lives of millions of people at a later date for a temporary cessation of hostilities. I would emphasise to you that the Forces of Evil must be defeated now; the evil leaders must be wrenched from their high place, and the complete defeat and annihilation of those responsible for launching this horror on humanity is an absolute necessity and bounden duty, if security, well-being and a new order of happier living is to be the lot of coming generations. A temporary ending of the war would only give time for the Forces of Evil to reorganise, and the future war would be infinitely worse than this one. This the intelligent humanitarian is saying, and this is the opinion of the Hierarchy. The Hierarchy stands firmly on the side of those who demand a war to a finish, and the reasons are the ultimate saving of millions of lives and the preservation of certain basic spiritual values.”

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Of course, we are entitled to hold our own opinions about war and peace. We all are free to do so. But what really holds together this nonpartisan political service activity of the NGWS is not anyone’s opinion, but the wisdom of a Master of Love and Compassion.

As a group we must hold a point of tension in the mental plane, above partisan emotions, holding a clear vision of a united world opinion saying NO! to Mr. Putin and his lackeys. This NO! will defeat the aggressor by means of “boycott and sanctions.”

Yes, this approach will take time. Mr. Putin is betting that we will tire first. Let’s prove him wrong. -JB


“Appetites of the autocrat cannot be appeased. They must be opposed. Autocrats only understand one word: ‘no, no, no’,” Biden said. “‘No, you will not take my country. No, you will not take my freedom. No, you will not take my future.'”


“Man is indeed his brother’s keeper, and the keeping will take the form of knowledge and of “boycott and sanctions“—as it is called today in reference to the penalising of nations.  I would have you ponder on these two modes of treating wrong doing.  They will be practically automatically applied as a matter of good taste, right feeling and helpful intention by individuals and groups to other individuals and groups, and in this way crime and the tendency to evil doing will gradually be stamped out. […]  I have no time to enlarge upon these matters, but these suggestions will give you food for thought.”

Esoteric Heling, p. 237

The answer, indeed, is blowing in the wind!

Blowin’ in the Wind Summary & Analysis

by Bob Dylan


UN Disarmament Conference

27 February – 03 March
Geneva, Switzerland

Theme: Disarmament, and prevention of nuclear war and arms race in outer space


The Rise of Moderation

The outcome of the still undecided 2022 midterm elections may provide a path for the rise of moderation in the United States. The liberating (Uranus) discipline (Saturn) of spiritual discernment could set limits of social responsibility — an Aquarian group consciousness promoting the common good — to the unbridled freedom of the individual promoting its self-interest (Leo).

 A House of Congress split 218-217, either way, could foster consensus among moderates of both parties, outnumbering the crazy left (Neptune) and the regressive MAGA right (Pluto).

According to the Plan, we are transitioning into the Aquarian Age of Scientific Magic. We the People can make it happen: the Great Invocation is our tool.

We the People can make democracy work. The spiritual Hierarchy is watching, without interfering with the freewill of humanity. It is our decision to choose wisely, in freedom. So may it be. -JB

Archetypal cosmology

SATURN (Chronos)

  • Keyword: order
  • Theme: organic order restored, avoiding crystalized dogmas

URANUS (Prometheus)

  • Keyword: freedom
  • Theme: freedom judiciously exercised, avoiding reckless license

Timeframe: the Plan

  • SOLAR Clock:

    • Sun: the Eye (Observer: annual cycle),
      • Mercury (Head)
      • Venus (Heart)
    • Moon (Shadow: monthly cycle)
    • Mars (Executor: 2-year cycle)

  • COSMIC Clock:

    • Jupiter-Saturn 20-year synodic cycle [1900-2040]
      • 1960s: Saturn SQR (Uranus CNJ Pluto) in 1965
      • 2012-2015:               Uranus SQR Pluto
      • 2020s: Saturn SQR Uranus; Saturn CNJ Pluto

    • Uranus, Neptune, Pluto 
      • Neptune-Pluto cycle: 493 years (currently: 1892 – 2385; past: 1399 – 1492)


[In his 1-hour videoconference before November 8, Rick Levine applied Richard Tarnas’s model of archetypal cosmology to analyze the 2022 midterm elections in the United States. The conjunction of Uranus and Pluto squared by Saturn in the 1960s, activated by the square of Uranus and Pluto of 2012-2015, recently followed by Saturn squaring Uranus and the conjunction of Saturn and Pluto, set the stage for the November 8, 2022 lunar eclipse coinciding with the midterm elections, “resolving” the tension created by the synodic cycles of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto in the collective psyche of the United States.

The inherent indeterminism of archetypal cosmology — recognizing “the multidimensionality, intra-dimensional variability, and polyvalence of astrological archetypes” — underscores the archetypal meaning of the process (not the outcome), emphasizing “the co-creative, participatory role of the psyche in shaping behavior and attracting formative experiences, thus highlighting the self’s responsibility for its continually evolving fate.” -JB]

[1 hour]

The astrological forces at play during the latter part of October and the beginning of November are as unique as the unstable times in which we live. The cosmic intensity is hard to ignore with the grand finale of the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square, Mars retrograde, and a couple of eclipses culminating on November 8 when the unflappable Taurus Full Moon is totally eclipsed as it conjuncts progressive Uranus and squares conservative Saturn. The first of the approaching eclipses is a Scorpio Solar Eclipse on October 25 which is partile conjunct Venus, focusing our concerns on our values as the conflict between the old (Saturn) and the new (Uranus) continues to rattle our cages and test our resilient natures. –Rick Levine

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God

Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One* return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the centre which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

*Many religions believe in a Coming One, a World Teacher, knowing him under such names as the Lord Maitreya, the Imam Mahdi, the Bodhisattva, and the Messiah, and these terms are used in some of the Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation.


Men and women of goodwill throughout the world are using this Invocation in their own language. Will you join them in using the Invocation every day – with thought and dedication? By using the Invocation and encouraging others to use it, no particular group or organisation is sponsored. It belongs to all humanity.



The Selfish Vote

Contrary to conventional wisdom, democracy is not designed for the rule of the selfish majority. Not even an “enlightened” self-interest would fit the need for — in accord with Jeremy Bentham’s view — “the greatest good to the greatest number.”

For the survival of the soul of America, we need to invoke a higher principle, more inclusive than rational self-interest: the principle of the Common Good.

The Faustian bargain of selling out our vote in exchange for the deceptive promise of lower gas prices at the pump and a bull market — the idol of the Golden Calf — is a sign of a decaying empire losing its spiritual vision. “When there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29)

Corporate greed, evangelical Pharisaism, and Nativism have empowered the MAGA ideology — the “Dweller on the Threshold” of the United States of America — to stymie the will of the spiritual Soul, the true Democrat of the Spirit.

In a true, hierarchical democracy, all souls are equal, subservient — in freedom — to the Common Good, ruling over partisan self-interests — individual or collective — to the Glory of the One. So may it be. -JB

“Genes are competing directly with their alleles for survival, since their alleles in the gene pool are rivals for their slot on the chromosomes of future generations. Any gene that behaves in such a way as to increase its own survival chances in the gene pool at the expense of its alleles will, by definition, tautologously, tend to survive. The gene is the basic unit of selfishness.”

Richard Dawkin, The Selfish Gene

Rational selfishness is a term generally related to Ayn Rand‘s Objectivist philosophy, which refers to a person’s efforts to look after their own well-being, to cultivate the self, and achieve goals for the good of the self. The focus in rational selfishness might be considered to be more self-directed (where the benefit to the group or society is a possible by-product) than the focus of enlightened self-interest which is more group-directed (and the benefit to oneself might be more of the by-product). Some authors say that this concept elevates egoism to the level of a moral principle.



… an enlightened regard for themselves constantly prompts them to assist one another and inclines them willingly to sacrifice a portion of their time and property to the welfare of the state… The principle of self-interest rightly understood produces no great acts of self-sacrifice, but it suggests daily small acts of self-denial. By itself it cannot suffice to make a man virtuous; but it disciplines a number of persons in habits of regularity, temperance, moderation, foresight, self- command; and if it does not lead men straight to virtue by the will, it gradually draws them in that direction by their habits.

Alexis de Tocqueville Democracy in America 1835

How do we renew confidence in America’s institutions and strengthen public engagement in civic life? The Spring 2013 issue of Dædalus suggests ways in which government, corporations, nonprofits, the judiciary, and the media can inspire greater confidence in our democratic system and a renewed commitment to civil discourse.

In the face of increasing polarization and considerable stress on the American polity, this issue of Dædalus begins a much-needed public conversation about how individuals and institutions can work together to strengthen democracy and promote the common good.


Defeating the MAGA ideology

May the Power of our united LIGHT


the glamour of the MAGA ideology

in the United States and throughout the world.

Dear co-workers:

We, the enlightened esoteric community, must correct the mistake made by the US Democratic party-political strategists blaming MAGA Republicans as a menace to democracy in the US. It is not the people but the regressive Make America Great Again (MAGA) ideology that must be targeted as the evil to be prevented, negated, and destroyed by the Forces of Light.

This upcoming 2022 mid-term elections is not a partisan contest between Democrats and Republicans, as enlightened Republican Liz Cheney has courageously declared.

It is a contest between democracy and authoritarianism. The Tibetan Master, on behalf of the spiritual Hierarchy, has asked us to defeat the evil of totalitarianism on the physical plane, with our votes and, if needed, with our military might, as was needed in WW-II and now in Ukraine.

A dark cloud of fascism is being cast throughout the world, from Italy recently, through Europe, to Brazil (presidential runoff today). We must rent this veil.

Let the Army of the Voice be no more heard,
and let the brothers onward move within the Sound.

Mozart – Symphony No. 25 (Bernstein)

The POWER of our united LIGHT

PREVENTS the appearance,

NEGATES the quality, and

DESTROYS the vitality

of the GLAMOR of the MAGA ideology.


From: Olivia Hansen
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2022 2:18 PM
Subject: Protecting Our Democracy for Freedom and Peace — at this Critical Time for the United States!

Dear Friends and Co-Workers,

“Protecting Our Democracy for Freedom and Peace – at this Critical Time for the United States”

You are invited to a Discussion and Meditation for the Well-Being of Our Nation –

with Steve Farrell and Olivia Hansen on Tues. Nov. 1 at 3pm MT, sponsored by Humanity’s Team. 

Authoritarianism and Extremism are on the rise.  Former Presidents Obama and Carter have publicly said that US Democracy is in great danger.  The Jan. 6th Insurrection at the US Capitol shocked and horrified us.  Election deniers still exist in large numbers now; some are running for office, and some are still working to undermine Democracy.  Let us come together and add our good thoughts and prayers in Meditation, invoking the Soul of America to Protect Our Democracy.  Our efforts are needed now to bring in the Highest Good for Our Nation.

 This Live Program can be accessed on Humanity’s Team Facebook Page or on the Zoom Link.  Please join us and add your good energies.  Thank You!

Facebook Live Event link:


Zoom Webinar public join link:


Esotericists are also encouraged to use daily this version of The Great Invocation, Invoking Assistance from Shamballa and The Christ at this dangerous time for Democracy.  We must ASK so They can help us. Thank You!

THE GREAT INVOCATION   —  Stanza Two  (1940)

Let the Lords of Liberation issue forth.

Let Them bring succor to the sons of men.

Let the Rider from the secret Place come forth,

And coming, save.

Come forth, O Mighty One.

Let the souls of men awaken to the Light,

And may they stand with massed intent.

Let the fiat of the Lord go forth:

The end of woe has come!

Come forth, O Mighty One.

The hour of service of the Saving Force has now


Let it be spread abroad, O Mighty One.

Let Light and Love and Power and Death

Fulfill the purpose of the Coming One.

The Will to save is here.

The Love to carry forth the work is widely spread


The Active Aid of all who know the truth is also


Come forth, O Mighty One, and blend these three.

Construct a great defending wall.

The rule of evil now must end.

The SCOTUS is corrupt

[JB] Lying is not a crime. To knowingly affirm a false statement —the intentional declaration of a falsehood— is wrong, but it is not a crime. A former POTUS, a proven unfit and corrupt holder of the Presidency, established this legal fact in the public opinion.

The intentional misrepresentation of the truth is the seed of all corruption. Because politicians covet power, the latent virus of corruption is prevalent in the world of politics. This primal urge to grab power for selfish purposes, disguised as public service, may be kept on leash by a moral sense of guilt and the subsequent fear of shame, if indulged in and exposed. However, this latent poison may be unleashed by shameless politicians actively spreading the disease of corruption into the body politic of a democracy. Lacking a moral compass, these vectors of corruption can abort a democratic experiment, like the US.

The five Justices who overturned the right to privacy in the US cheated their way into the SCOTUS, eroding its legitimacy. They lied, and they lied under oath to the American public, hiding their true intention to subvert a judicial precedent supported by five decades of jurisprudence, and by the vast majority of Americans. They thus exposed a compromised legal system unable to uphold the truth, gambling to protect the innocent at the expense of acquitting wrongdoers hiding under the cloak of “reasonable doubt.”

In a democracy, grabbing power with the intention to impose the will of a minority is corrupt. However, this is exactly the acknowledged undemocratic gamesmanship of the conservative movement in the US, from the Electoral College to the SCOTUS, aided and abetted by corporate greed, religious zealotry and racist demagoguery.

The geographic majority of rural, conservative America wants to uncompromisingly impose its will on the demographic majority of urban, liberal America. The seed of a Second American Civil War is thus planted, as promoted by the idealogues of the MAGA movement believing in 80-year cycles of wars.

May they be proved wrong, sealing the door where this nativist evil dwells in America, and restoring the Plan of peace —the peace of right human relations and social justice— in the US and the world. -JB

[Halina Bak-Hughes] Commentator Fareed Zakaria every Sunday presents a world news segment titled – “Fareed’s Take”.  This Sunday’s segment, 6/26/22, is worthy of our view and education.

Fareed reviews the two Supreme Court (SC) decisions made this past week re a NY gun control law and the Roe v Wade decision as a departure from conservative decisions to “radical decisions” of late. The 5 minute segment is transcribed below, but do watch the video to hear him speak and to experience the impact of viewing two short excerpts found in news archives – one by a conservative supreme court Justice 33 years ago, the other by a scholar of the Constitution explaining what was really meant by gun ownership in the 2nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This segment is shocking, priceless and revelatory in meaning and import.   

Fareed begins: “American Democracy has been under stress for some time. Trust in its institutions has been the lowest on record. 

“The SC’s decision on Roe v Wade has brought the public’s confidence in the Court to an all time low … as with the others … is now defined by partisanship and polarization. 

“The court’s decisions this week are not conservative, they are radical.”

“One of the time honored doctrines has been a respect for precedent – “stare decisis”, and yet in two days the court swept aside a right that for half a century American jurisprudence had held as a constitutional right. 

“And it also uprooted a NY law regulating guns that was 111 years old and had never before been found to be in conflict with the constitution.

“Many of the justices [e.g., Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Barrett] were asked in their nomination hearings about Roe v Wade and stare decisis, answering in a way that any plain observer would describe as declaring the precedent of Roe and the many rulings affirming it, should be respected. 

“It’s worth noting that the power of judicial review, by which the SC evaluates laws and strikes down those it deems unconstitutional is itself nowhere in the constitution, was created by an 1803 Ruling from Chief Justice John Marshall, and is respected by all three branches of government, because of stare decisis

“We’ll talk more about Roe later.  The courts other decision on guns is actually equally radical.  

The 2nd amendment is in its entirety only 27 words with three oddly placed commas:

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, 

the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”  

With “no disrespect to James Madison, grammarians and their red pens would have a field day … No one is exactly sure what the first clause about the militia has to do with the clause about the right to bear arms.  

“For almost 200 years, however, the lack of clarity [regarding the militia and gun ownership] was barely an issue. Many states had what we would call very strong gun control laws, and they passed mustard with all sorts of courts. But then in the 1970’s new leadership took over the NRA and made it the group’s mission to protect every citizens individual right, supposedly enshrined in the 2nd amendment, to keep and bear arms.”

“This caused former chief justice of the supreme court, Warren Berger, a conservative jurist appointed by Richard Nixon, to say the following on PBS in 1991:   

“This has been the subject of one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American public by a special interests group, than I have ever seen in my entire lifetime.”

“217 years after the ratification of the 2nd Amendment, Justice Antonin Scalia and his colleagues on the SC discovered in the Heller decision an individual right to carry and bear arms, treating the first clause of the 2nd amendment as if it were totally inconsequential.  In fact, the founders knew exactly what well-regulated militias meant. 

The scholar Michael Waldman told me: 

“You had an individual right to gun ownership to fulfill your duty to serve in the militia.  Every adult white man was required by law to serve in the militia, and required to own a military weapon and to keep it at home.”  

[Therefore, the wording in the Constitution regarding gun ownership was meant in the context of service in the militia at that time and which required a gun to do so. It had no reference then or in the future to individual citizens owning or bearing arms. The re-interpretation of the 2nd Amendment by the NRA was selfishly motivated to make billions of dollars, corrupting politicians in the process when up for re-election to exchange NRA backed legislation with large donations. The consequence of these “evil” motives, by twisting the meaning of the constitution, has resulted in the death, maiming and wounding of countless citizens, and the destruction of life and everyday happiness in the United States]. 

“The latest SC ruling (on June 23, 2022) striking down a NY law that restricted who can carry a concealed hand gun in public is even more radical than Heller.

“The oldest legal tradition has been to balance an individuals right with the State’s concerns for public safety.  For example, the court stated in 1919 that your right to free speech does not allow you to yell fire in a crowded theatre.

“This supreme court seems less and less impartial and judicious and more nakedly political, which undermines trust in a great American institution that was once respected but has been losing that respect in recent years.”

“We know that January 6 was a terrible day for American democracy.  Sadly, we now have to add two more days – June 23rd and 24th to that calendar of shame.”

Towards A New Renascence:
A Psychocentric Revelation

A New Renascence: A Psychocentric Revelation

We can imagine how such psycho-centric paradigm would reframe of current cultural debates and dilemmas on social issues, such as reproductive rights and gender identity. The conceiving womb would be viewed as the landing runway of an incoming human soul, with the air traffic controller — the woman, assisted by spiritual advisors — deciding the timing and the circumstances, as well as the karmic implications of her decision.


My personal response to a right-to-life fellow American

I respect your fervor to protect the right to life. That’s why I oppose the free access of weapons that kill innocent children in schools and in big cities. I know that guns don’t kill; sick and unhinged people do. However, neither do mosquitoes kill; the viruses they carry do. That’s why we in public health do control mosquitoes as vectors of disease. Weapons are vectors of death.

I do share your fervor in defending the right to life. However, we need to consider two lives here: an existing human life, the woman, and the other, a potential human life. Your belief that human life begins at conception is your right, one that you should not impose on others. In my case, I am convinced that we reincarnate, that’s why I see abortion from a different perspective. However, I do not impose my belief on you. I am free to declare my truth, as as you are to declare yours, without imposing it.

Many abortions may just be a postponement of the opportunity to incarnate. I personally would not want to be born into unwanted circumstances; I would prefer to be born at the appropriate time, with the informed consent of the womb that would incubate me.

Every woman has the right of self-development before assuming the responsibility of motherhood. She must be cautious, though — as much as the inseminating man — when considering the consequences of a sexual relationship. However, having sexual relations should not become a sentence of guilt punishable by unwanted motherhood. Many poor mothers having abortions love their children but cannot financially support more children, not always having control over their sex lives. There are so many particular circumstances that it is better not to judge. We must trust the woman as the final arbitrator of such an intimate decision, particularly when she is unable to rely on a public welfare safety net to provide food, shelter, health care and education for her children after birth.

According to my beliefs, which I expose but do not impose, there are karmic consequences of such a harrowing decision, particularly when it is done to prevent the birth of a fetus with congenital defects. Mother Nature spontaneously aborts 2/3 of these pregnancies. However, it is possible that the surviving fetuses represent a lesson of love for future parents. Who am I to judge?

Let us trust in the woman’s inner dialogue with God to make such a decision. The God that you and I believe in has created us free. We will succeed and fail in exercising our free will, according to the circumstances. So we learn in life, always with faith in the love and infinite compassion of a supreme Being ruling the universe, Who some of us call God. -JB

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into human minds.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into human hearts.
May the Coming One return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide all little human wills –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the human race
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

The Great Invocation: Its Use and Significance • Lucis Trust

Speaking Truth to Power

Governor, your corrupt policies on gun control are an embarrassment to our country. You were “out of line” at your hypocritical press conference yesterday comparing elementary school massacres with mafia driven shootings in other cities. Evidently, the “real” gun protection laws in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York are not enough. We need more restrictive laws to protect us, not less. No one needs military grade assault weapons to practice hunting.

Mosquito-born diseases kill: if we can’t control the virus (mental illness), at least let’s control the vector (assault weapons). Of course, we can’t prevent all massacres, but we can prevent most, as all other countries in the world show. The good is never the enemy of perfection, except in y0ur sick mind and in your hardened heart.

Sir, shame on you. Worshiping guns is evil. You have the blood of innocent kids — and their teachers — in your hands. Military assault weapons must be banned in the streets of a civilized society, unless you are engaged in an armed insurrection, are you?

We shall overcome, some day.

José Becerra, Atlanta, GA

A few myths that have surfaced in recent days:

MYTH: Urban homicides falsely inflate statistics on US gun deaths.
FACT: “The common trope is that places like Baltimore or Detroit or Chicago are the reason we have so many gun deaths in this country,” Cass Crifasi told the Chicago Tribune. “And yes, those places … have unacceptable rates of gun homicides. But the places with the highest rates of death are not Maryland, Michigan, and Illinois. They are Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming, Missouri, and Alabama. The places with weaker gun laws have higher rates of death.” 
“More people died from guns in Texas than Illinois, when suicide and accidental shootings are included,” she added. 
MYTH: Mass shootings, like the ones in Texas and Buffalo, are the result of mental health issues. 
FACT: While motives in the Uvalde massacre are still unknown, “increasingly, we are seeing people who are frustrated, angry and hateful and using firearms take that out on a particular group,” Crifasi told MarketWatch.  
But there’s a distinction between this and a diagnosable mental health issue. It’s also dangerous and irresponsible to link gun violence and mental health. For one thing, mental health issues are far more common than mass shootings: More than 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some point in their lives, according to the CDC
Fixating on motives and the mental health of those who perpetuate violence distracts from more actionable approaches to reducing gun violence, Crifasi said.

MYTH: In most mass shootings, perpetrators do not know the people they kill.
FACT: Nearly 70% of mass shootings involve domestic violence, Lisa Geller told 12 News in Arizona. In a study published in 2021, Geller and colleagues found that in over 68% of mass shootings, the perpetrator killed at least one partner or family member and had a history of domestic violence. 
Restricting access to guns by people with a history of domestic violence could curb the occurrence of mass shootings and fatalities, the study suggested. 
MYTH: There are more gun deaths in the US because America is a violent society.
FACT: “Most countries don’t have a problem with fatal mass shootings,” Webster told Fox News in LA. “Most countries do not have anywhere close to the rates of homicides that we do. It’s driven principally … because we have decided to make guns readily available to almost anyone, and our interests seem to be more in protecting those who sell weapons and want to own them as opposed to the broader public.” 
MYTH: We don’t know what to do to curb gun violence.
FACT: Data collected by researchers about mass shootings show discernible patterns and opportunities for intervention. The data also suggest that many of the ways we’re currently trying to prevent gun violence are wrong—but the good news is that we now have evidence-backed solutions to do better
MYTH: More guns are the answer.

Evil is multifaceted.
This is a face of EVIL, L-I-V-E spelled backwards,
in the United States of America today.

USR 2022

The Sixth and the Seventh Rays in the World Today

José Becerra

SRI USR Conference 2022

May 18, 2022

ABSTRACT: The current transition between the outgoing sixth and the incoming seventh rays is producing a clash of ideas and ideologies on a world-wide scale. We are told (Destiny of the Nations, 46), “The situation is still further complicated by the fact that both these rays influence and express themselves in a dual manner and have always a lower and a higher form of manifestation, which is a correspondence in this connection to the personality, and the egoic expression of every human being.” 

This talk will address the current world situation in the light of this transition, and how the higher and lower expressions of these rays have shaped the recent history of Spain (6th Ray soul and 7th Ray personality: “I disperse the clouds”) and Russia (7th Ray soul and 6th Ray personality: “I link two ways”). Of interest, both Russia and Spain have given to the world the First (Russia, agniyoga.org) and the Second (Spain, agniyoga.info) Ray approaches to Agni Yoga.

We are told (Destiny of the Nations, 61): “Out of Russia will emerge that new and magical religion about which I have so often told you.” Also, (Ibid, 62), “the spiritual motto: “I disperse the clouds,” is indicative of the magical work for which Spain will eventually be responsible … the field of scientific magic and the magical work of the Church of the future.”

Therefore, recent developments on the Science of Magic will also be addressed in this talk.


It might be asked of what use the fifteen rules for magic communicated above may be.  Naught yet as far as practical work is concerned, but much where inner intellectual development is desired.  He who meditates and broods over these rules in the light of what has been earlier communicated anent the devas and building forces, will arrive at an understanding of the Laws of Construction in the macrocosm, which will avail him much, and save him much time when the magical work and formulas are put in his hands.

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Magic is the POWER to materialize an imagined reality. As when we say, “Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.”

Good executives – in group formation and individually – practice creative meditation. In the business world, when a corporation materializes its objectives, that is magic, the magic of the contemplative mind over matter.  The attentive mind, contemplating its GOOD or EVIL intention, is engaged in the rational process of strategic planning applied to materialize the outcome of an altruistic or a selfish vision and mission. Only a developed intuitive sense — the Heart – can discern the difference between GOOD or EVIL intention.

“The essence of magic boils down to the application of two ordinary mental skills: attention and intention. The strength of the magical outcome is modulated by four factors: belief, imagination, emotion, and clarity [of objective].”

-Radin, Dean I.. Real Magic (p. 73). Harmony/Rodale. Kindle Edition.

Magic is not a violation of natural law, but rather, the function of occult laws of nature, operating in the living matrix of space and rooted in the science of consciousness. Consciousness – and particularly self-consciousness — is the most fundamental mystery of life in its current stage of evolution, from an atom to a solar system.

Jesus received PUBLIC recognition by his miracles, mostly healing miracles. A healing miracle is an expression of magic, limited by karmic law.

When Christ so frequently emphasised faith (or rather that quality which is translated as faith in our Western Scriptures) He referred in reality to acceptance of law, to a recognition above all of karma, and to a knowledge of divine destiny.

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It’s reasonable to think that Lord Maitreya, in His physical reappearance, will also be publicly recognized by His miracles.

What are the “building forces” behind this magic? The Seven Rays are the creative Forces of the Universe.

“They are the [Page 142] seven Builders, Who produce the radiant temple of the Lord, under the guidance of the Mind of the Great Architect of the Universe.”

-Esoteric Psychology Vol. I

The rays are impersonal forces. They can be used by those representing the material forces of GREED and FEAR (unregulated free market in a global economy), or they can be used in grounding the spiritual energies the Will-to-Good and Goodwill, supported by the “massed intent” of an enlightened public opinion.

The divinity of Christ, for instance, is frequently illustrated by reference to His miracles, and to those supernormal powers which He so often evidenced.  Supernormal powers are, of themselves, no evidence of divinity at all.  Great exponents of evil can perform the same miracles and demonstrate the same capacity to create and to transcend the normal faculties of man.  These powers are inherent in the creative aspect of Divinity, the third or matter aspect, and are linked to an intelligent understanding of matter and to the power of the mind to dominate substance.  This power is, therefore, neither divine nor non-divine.  It is a demonstration of the capacity of the mind and can be used with equal facility by an incarnated Son of God, functioning as a World Saviour or Christ, and by those Beings who are on the path of destruction, and who are called (by those who know no better) Black Magicians, Evil Forces and Devils.

-Esoteric Psychology Vol. II, 60

Therefore, spiritual discernment is of the essence. Only a developed intuitive sense — the Heart — can discern the difference between “an incarnated Son of God, functioning as a World Saviour or Christ, and those Beings who are on the path of destruction, and who are called (by those who know no better) Black Magicians, Evil Forces and Devils.”

Aquarian Mantra of Synthesis
(The great magical triangle)

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.

Vicente Beltrán Anglada (1915-1988).
Excerpts from two talks in Barcelona in 1987
Three OMs
[talks in Spanish; mantras recited in his native tongue, Catalonian]
Mantra of the New Group of World Servers
The Great Invocation
Mantra of Fixed Determination (DINA II, 176)

The Imitation Game

Even the Black Lodge knew of this change in the mode of salvation, and hastily founded its groups of youths, banded together by the motto “joy through strength and strength through joy.” It seems to be a law for group development to receive recognition from the side of evil, prior to that recognition coming from the good. But “after weeping cometh joy, and that joy cometh in the morning.” Only the dawn is with us as yet—the dawn of the Aquarian Age. The full tide of light is inevitably moving upon its way towards us.

The Rays and the Initiations, p.234

The title of the movie The Imitation Game makes reference to the Turing’s test.

The film’s title quotes the name of the game cryptanalyst Alan Turing proposed for answering the question “Can machines think?”, in his 1950 seminal paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence


Computers’ logic imitate how a human brain “thinks” and Turing proposed a test to figure out the difference. Of course, trained esotericists know that the mind is an instrument of the human soul whose developing scope of consciousness is expressed through the brain, the computer.

It is not until this developing scope of consciousness reaches the level of “isolated unity” that the Soul, the true Observer, is “re-cognized” and revealed to the human soul. Esotericist call this unfolding process the Path, or (lower) Antakarana.

Computers imitate the human brain. Like a crystal radio receiver, the wiring of the computer, and the brain, transmits higher level frequencies. The expressed intelligence is encrypted and needs to be decoded in order to understand the will of the true thinker.

As in the Turing film, the imitation game is practiced in wars. In the wider war of Good against Evil, the Black Lodge imitates the White Lodge with the purpose of misrepresenting reality. The dark (blinding) Knight of the Mirrors (Shadows) serves a similar role in the quest of the spiritual aspirant, Don Quixote, the enlightened-to-be Knight of the Woeful Countenance, the despondent Arjuna.

The truth is always the first casualty in a war. The propaganda machine is the computer whose conspiracy of lies and disinformation needs to be decoded.

We are at war, at the initial stages of a world war that can be averted if the disciples in the world learn to decode the ENIGMA machine of lies and disinformation. This time, however, in order to pass the Turing’s test, we need to tap a higher level of consciousness, beyond the sixth sense of the mind, inaccessible to the Forces of Darkness, whose reach cannot touch the Soul.

The seventh sense of the intuitive heart, developed in the Practice of the PresenceAgni Yoga — can dispel illusions, renting the veils of the ENIGMA code. The Knights of the Shadows are imitating the Knights of the Light, and the perplexed world disciple, Arjuna, needs to rise from the state of despondency and listen to the wise advise of the Soul encouraging him to engage in the Yoga of Action.

He who restrains action’s organs while yet revolving in his mind thoughts of objects of the senses, is deluded, a hypocrite. (3:6)

He who by the mind controls the senses, and yet is unattached while engaging action’s organs in action, is superior. (3:7)

Perform your duty, for action is far better than non-action. Even maintaining your body cannot be done without action. (3:8)

The world is bound by the actions not done for sake of sacrifice. Hence for sacrifice you should act without attachment. (3:9)


Can the New Group of World Servers (NGWS) — the people no one imagines anything of — rise to do “the things that no one can imagine” to avert the final war?

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”

Alan Turing quoted in the movie The Imitation Game

Or will the Knights of the Shadows obfuscate the self-appointed members of the NGWS with conspiracy theories, “alternative facts,” disinformation, and lies? Will these obfuscated detractors thwart the Plan for the externalization of the Hierarchy and reappearance of the Christ, a Plan of Love and Light based on right human relations as a condition for peace?

Or is it that the vast majority of the unconscious members of the NGWS are already serving the Forces of the Light in the world today — journalists, consensus opinion writers, and enlightened though flawed world leaders like Roosevelt and Churchill in the past — and are not engaging in sterile arguments with the relative minority of spiritual aspirants who, suffering spiritual anosmia, are unable to smell lies at the nursery schools of the esoteric community?

The final war must be averted. It will not be averted by yielding to the whims of a totalitarian ideology and a war criminal terrorizing the world with nuclear weapons. Putin must be defeated in Ukraine and brought to justice for war crimes.

When He Paints His Masterpiece
Öljy levylle, 50 x 40 cm, 2022.

This is not a war only for the freedom of Ukraine, a sovereign country; it is a war for the freedom of the world from the evil of totalitarianism. As in the Second World War, the Forces of the Light shall overcome.

“We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender… “

Winston Churchill speech at the House of Commons – 4 June 1940

Lladró. The Quest (Don Quixote).

The Aquarian Quixote will be a practical visionary, a Magician capable of materializing (Capricorn) his vision (Sagittarius), serving (Aquarius) and redeeming (Pisces) our planet (Gaia, Mother), alchemizing the science of the rational mind (Raja Yoga) into the intuitive sense of the heart (Agni Yoga), consecrating his Quest to the Mother of the World, for the Glory of the One.


Confronting Evil

The conscription age is usually between 18 and 40ish years old. Adulthood is a requirement for military service. Shouldn’t a similar requirement be considered for active duty in sealing the door where evil dwells?

From the center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

The phrase “the race of men” (and women, implicitly) implies a spiritually mature state of consciousness. Spiritual adulthood is measured in terms of the age of the soul.

Younger souls are not equipped to confront evil. Many pacifists belong to this stage, regardless of their chronological age. In their naivete, the spiritually nursery-school-age children cannot conceive evil, even less confront it. In their minds, everybody is good, and peace can be negotiated with anyone, good or bad people. Neutrality is their shield.

Peacemakers, on the other hand, understand that peace is not a cause, but rather, an effect of observing the Law of Right Relations. Furthermore, they realize that evil is that good which should have been outgrown. Such understanding requires spiritual discernment, a trait of mature states of consciousness reminiscent of Shamballa. The only place of complete peace is the center where the Will of God is known, Shamballa.    

There is no fault in being a pacifist opposing all wars. Their growth in consciousness will eventually lead them out of their blissful blindness. However, when more mature souls mislead the younger ones to stay in, or even regress to, pacifism for the sake of seeking followers in their self-aggrandizing plan, then that’s dangerously wrong.  In treading the left-hand path, even if temporarily, they may disguise as esoteric astrologers, conspiracy theorists, or teachers. In fact, they really are, that is, for nursery schools.

Russian propaganda promoted by an esoteric astrologer and known conspiracy theorist, while free press has been suppressed in Russia.

The POWER of our united LIGHT
PREVENTS the appearance,
NEGATES the quality, and
DESTROYS the vitality of the
Russian Lying Propaganda

Modern esoteric schools train adult men and women in discipleship by teaching and practicing the disciplines of meditation, study, and service of humanity. When humanity is confronting evil, nursery school age children should be protected and taken away from the battlefield.

The Kurukshetra is the battlefield for mature souls. One can recognize them by their wise choices, by their shunning of neutrality and by their confrontation of evil with the Will-to-Good, thus, doing their part in sealing the door where evil dwells.

One of these mature souls was Alice A. Bailey. Her book, Between War and Peace, is recommended reading for all members of the New Group of World Servers.

  1. Totalitarianism is an absolute evil, an assault against the inalienable right for freedom of the human spirit.
  2. Any domestic or international formulation of the least-of-two-evils approach in the political field of spiritual service must abide by this absolute certainty.
  3. Regardless of other issues, world servers aligned with the Forces of Light must never support any position or candidate for public office with an authoritarian or totalitarian program.

Factual truths do exist. There are better approximations than others, but not every possible narrative is equally plausible. Imperfect approximations to the truth carry more light than outright lies, no matter how many times repeated or disguised.

Contrary to Russian propaganda, NATO is not the cause of the Ukraine invasion by the Russian military. Any country can ask defensive security forces, such as NATO, for protection, particularly those nations that suffered abuse behind the iron curtain. Invoking the right of self-defense cannot be misconstrued as an act of aggression against the offending country. Self-defense is not aggression.

Mantra of the New Group of World Servers

May the Power of the one Life pour through the group of all true servers.
May the Love of the One Soul characterize the lives of all who seek to aid the Great Ones.
May we fulfil my part in the One work through self-forgetfulness, harmlessness and right speech.

[JB] Can’t negotiate peace with a war criminal. Putin needs to be defeated. A negotiated ceasefire is possible. Russian forces will regroup to capture Eastern Ukraine and then move westward; NATO must provide modern/effective defensive weapons to Ukraine. Russian forces must retreat for peace to be possible.   

As the Hierarchy did during WW-II, spiritual workers need to take sides with the oppressed and forego any personal/sentimental pacifist stance.

However, for some time now, some spiritual aspirants have publicly expressed dissenting opinions about the root cause of the war and the need to take a more “balanced” approach to negotiate peace. Nowhere in the Teachings can I find any reference to the Hierarchy “negotiating peace” with Hitler. As far as I know, Master DK advised against it and advocated for the need to militarily defeat Hitler.

Yes, totalitarianism is an absolute evil. If any student of the AAB-DK Teachings comes out with a different impression after studying the Blue Books, then s/he has not grasped that the Hierarchy does consider totalitarianism an absolute evil. Such stance is not a flawed Sixth Ray glamor. Some seem to confuse the First Ray (I assert the fact) with a dogmatic Sixth Ray. One comes from an expanded state of consciousness, the other from a narrow point of view.

Of course, everyone is entitled to personal opinions. However, until individuals develop their spiritual sense of smell, allowing them to smell lies, it would be wise to ask our brothers and sisters suffering spiritual anosmia to refrain from obstructing the Hierarchical work through Their more mature disciples shedding light on the cause of the unprovoked military invasion of Ukraine by a war criminal, and Ukraine’s right of self-defense.

Russian forces must retreat for peace to be possible. Putin must be held accountable for the war crimes committed in Ukraine. -JB

Aquarian Mantra of Synthesis

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.

Aranjuez Concerto – Adagio.
Dedicated to the victims of the war crimes in Ukraine.
May they rest in peace, and the criminals brought to justice.

Refounding the UN

[CNBC] U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield introduced the proposal earlier in the week following accusations that Russian troops tortured and killed Ukrainian civilians in Bucha, a suburb near Kyiv.

Thomas-Greenfield said Tuesday that Russia’s membership on the council hurts its credibility, “undermines the entire U.N. and it is just plain wrong.”

The resolution to strip Russia of its seat on the Human Rights Council passed with 93 votes in favor, 24 against and 58 abstentions.

Belarus, China, Iran, Russia and Syria were among the U.N. members that voted against the resolution. India abstained from voting.

Libya is the only country to be suspended from the 47-member Geneva-based council. The North African country was suspended in 2011 after a violent crackdown against protesters by forces loyal to then-leader Muammar Gaddafi.

[JB] Imagine the General Assembly of the UN overriding a veto of the Security Council by a supermajority vote (2/3 or 3/4, according to the importance of the issue at hand).

However, this option would require refounding the UN, because its current charter cannot be amended except by “the concurring votes of the permanent members” of the Security Council.

Can the UN be refounded to enforce the high ideals of the current Charter among its members, sealing the door for war crimes not to remain unaccounted?

Should the New Group of World Servers aid the spiritual Hierarchy in invoking, with “massed intent,” the indescribable power of the Avatar of Synthesis to transform/refound the UN through its General Assembly?

The General Assembly already has the power to boycott, expelling a country from its councils, as shown today.

Are “drones, phones and satellite technology” the outer expressions today of “telepathic registration and of the psychic powers such as clairvoyance and clairaudience” prophesied by Master DK (see quote below) to “boycott and sanction” countries ruled by leaders obsessed by the evil Forces of Darkness?

The growth of telepathic registration and of the psychic powers such as clairvoyance and clairaudience will eventually tend to strip humanity of the privacy in which to sin. The powers whereby the Masters and the higher initiates can ascertain the psychic state and physical condition of humanity, its quality and consciousness, are already beginning to show [Page 237] themselves in advanced humanity. People will sin, commit evil deeds and satisfy inordinate desire, but they will be known to their fellowmen and nothing that they do will be carried out in secret. Some one or some group will be aware of the tendencies in the life of a man, and even of the incidents in which he satisfies some demand of his lower nature, and the fact of this possibility will act as a great deterrent—a far greater deterrent than you can imagine. Man is indeed his brother’s keeper, and the keeping will take the form of knowledge and of “boycott and sanctions“—as it is called today in reference to the penalising of nations. I would have you ponder on these two modes of treating wrong doing. They will be practically automatically applied as a matter of good taste, right feeling and helpful intention by individuals and groups to other individuals and groups, and in this way crime and the tendency to evil doing will gradually be stamped out. It will be realised that all crime is founded upon some form of disease, or upon a glandular lack or overstimulation, based in turn upon the development or the underdevelopment of some one or other of the centres. An enlightened public opinion—informed as to man’s constitution and aware of the great Law of Cause and Effect—will deal with the criminal through medical means, right environmental conditions, and the penalties of boycott and sanctions. I have no time to enlarge upon these matters, but these suggestions will give you food for thought.

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t’s certainly a slower method which may prove effective. However, time is of the essence to prevent further massacres and war crimes against humanity in Ukraine in the very near future. -JB

PS: The Tibetan Master has revealed certain cities serving as main chakras in some countries. This opens up a field of esoteric research on “the glandular lack or overstimulation, based in turn upon the development or the underdevelopment of some one or other of the [etheric] centres.” If money is considered a “great stream of flowing golden substance,” what would be the correspondence to the glands (endocrine system) using this “bloodstream” (money) to devitalize evil in the corporate body of a nation? Targeted economic sanctions to the solar plexus centers of a country (e.g., oligarchs) may serve a similar purpose.


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.