[10][11], Hall returned in 1945 for another well-attended lecture at Carnegie Hall, titled: "Plato's Prophecy of Worldwide Democracy. He is the Self-determining Creator. that when souls have advanced to the fourth level of initiation, they have reached enlightenment and have no further need to reincarnate. CROCKER COMPANY, INCORPORATED MCMXXVIII These successive appearances of "emissarie[s] of Truth" are according to the Blavatsky writings part of the unceasing oversight of Earth and of its inhabitants by a physically hidden Spiritual Hierarchy, called Masters of the Ancient Wisdom. [4]:15–18 Hall was ordained a minister in the Church of the People on May 17, 1923, and "a few days later, he was elected permanent pastor of the church. . (2006). [17]. According to C.W. Crocker Company, Inc. 1928 (Reprint: Tarcher 2003) ISBN 1-58542-250-9; Partridge, Christopher ed. [15], Later organizations that used many of the teachings of Theosophy for their own purposes developed concepts of Ascended Masters which bear some important differences with the Theosophical one. Proponents of the Ascended Masters sometimes attempt to account for these discrepancies by claiming that when the Theosophical Society (TS) was founded most of the Theosophical Mahatmas were still "unascended Masters". "[citation needed], It is further claimed by various groups and teachers that the Ascended Masters serve as the teachers of mankind from the realms of spirit, and that all people will eventually attain their Ascension and move forward in spiritual evolution beyond this planet. ", Adherents of these Ascended Master Teachings believe that the All-Pervading Presence of God does not act nor create except through Its Individualizations. Make no mistake about this. Through an agent, due to the depressed economic conditions of the era, Hall was able to buy a substantial number of rare books and manuscripts at reasonable prices. Saint Germain explained through Guy Ballard: "The 'Almighty God Flame,' breathing within Itself, projects Two Rays into the 'Great Sea of Pure Electronic Light.' Manly P. Hall was born in 1901[1] in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada,[2] to Louise Palmer Hall, a chiropractor and member of the Rosicrucian Fellowship, and William S. Hall, a dentist. [57], Sanat Kumara was mentioned briefly by the theosophist Helena Blavatsky. This Universal Order of Divine Self-Expression is the means whereby God in the Great Central Sun steps down [spiritual energy from] the Presence and Essence of His Universal Being/Consciousness in order that all Life in time and space might give and receive Unconditional Divine Love. [87], Spiritually enlightened beings in Ascended Master Teachings. Other "Ascended Master Activities" believed that the Ascended Masters, Cosmic Beings, Elohim, and Archangels continued to present a program for both individual development and spiritual transformation in the world. In Leadbeater's book, The Masters and the Path (1925), the Masters are presented as human beings full of wisdom and compassion, albeit still limited by human bodies, which they choose to retain in order to keep in touch with humanity and help in its evolution. In 1934, he founded The Philosophical Research Society in Los Angeles, which he dedicated to the "Truth Seekers of All Time", with a research library, lecture hall and publishing house. [37][38][39][40][41] Examples of those believed by the ones proposing these teachings to be Ascended Masters would be the Master Jesus, Confucius, Gautama Buddha, Mary the Mother of Jesus, St. Paul of Tarsus (aka Hilarion), Megha Alcorn also known as Miss Megan Sebastian, Ashtar Sheran, Merku, Sanat Kumara, Aaron as known as Alaje, Aleph, Hatton, Melchizedek, Archangel Michael, Metatron, Kwan Yin, St. Germain and Kuthumi, as well as dozens of others. Thus an individual may expand the "Flame in the Heart", and expand the "Perfection of the Allness of God's Love" in the created universe, eventually becoming an Ascended Master and later a Cosmic Being. [37] It is believed that all of these put aside any differences they might have had in their Earthly careers, and unite instead to advance the spiritual well-being of humanity.[80]. In Ascended Master teachings there is also mention of Serapis Bey, a being who was incarnated as a high priest in one of the "Temples of the Sacred Fire" on Atlantis, and who migrated to Egypt at the time of the destruction of Atlantis. [48], According to the Ascended Master Teachings,[49][50][51][52][53] Jesus was also incarnated as Joseph of the Coat of many colors in the 17th century BC/16th century BC (approximately between 1650 BC and 1550 BC), as well as King David (who lived c. 1037 BC until around 970 BC), and Elisha in the 9th century BC.[54]. Moment cops raid 400-strong wedding at school months after head died of Covid. Hall did not become a Freemason until 1954, more than thirty years after this book was published. According to the Ascended Master Teachings, a "Master", "Commoner", "Shaman", or "Spiritual Master" is a human being who has taken the Fifth Initiation and is thereby capable of dwelling on the 5th dimension. Ascended Master Saint Germain, believed by those adherent to the Ascended Master Teachings to have previously been embodied as Plato, Proclus, Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, and numerous others, was quoted as saying: "When one individualizes within the Absolute, All-Pervading Life, he chooses of his own free will to become an intensified individual focus of Self-Conscious Intelligence. Included in this Cosmic Hierarchical scheme are Solar Logoi, Elohim, Sons and Daughters of God, Ascended Masters, Cosmic Beings, the Twelve Solar Hierarchies, Archangels, Angels, Beings of the Elements, and Twin Flames of the Alpha-Omega Polarity sponsoring Systems of Worlds and entire Galactic Systems. Within "The I AM Activity" (founded by Guy Ballard in the early 1930s), contact and cooperation with the Ascended Masters became a central part of each member's life. "[4]:60, Hall became sufficiently known and respected as a lecturer and interpreter of the writings of the ancients, and the most useful and practical elements of classical idealism, that he successfully appealed, through advertisements and word of mouth, for funds to finance the book that became known as The Secret Teachings of All Ages, whose original cost of publication in 1928 was estimated to be $150,000,[4]:20–21, 50 although the price of individual copies varied. Shasta, who claims to be channeling the ascended master Saint Germain, has been releasing the ancient teachings in a more modern and simplified form, emphasizing the teaching that the Masters can work with those who have an open heart and the desire to benefit humanity.[16]. It is but the vehicle through which Perfection should be expressed into the outer substance of the Universe. The emotional and mental octaves are also made up of electrons and atoms of feeling and thought substance and differentiated into levels of density and vibratory rate. The term "ascended master" was first used by Baird T. Spalding in 1924 in his series of books, Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East (DeVorss and Co.). Maitri is Sanskrit for "loving kindness." It is believed by Ascended Master Teachings organizations that the Master Jesus was "Chohan of the Sixth Ray" until December 31, 1959, when, according to Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lady Master Nada fully took on that Office in the Spiritual Hierarchy. [75], Students of the Ascended Master Teachings believe that this world is destined to again have a Golden Age, a "Heaven on Earth", that will be permanent, unlike previous Golden Ages millions of years ago. agreed with this when he wrote: "We—the criticized and misunderstood Brothers—we seek to bring men to sacrifice their personality—a passing flash—for the welfare of the whole humanity. His book challenged assumptions about society's spiritual roots and made people look at them in new ways. THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL AGES AN ENCYCLOPEDIC OUTLINE OF MASONIC, HERMETIC, QABBALISTIC AND ROSICRUCIAN SYMBOLICAL PHILOSOPHY Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings concealed within the Rituals, Allegories, and Mysteries of all Ages By Manly P. Hall SAN FRANCISCO PRINTED FOR MANLY P. HALL BY H.S. [18], Jesus is one of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom in Theosophy and is one of the Ascended masters in the Ascended Master Teachings. 374, San Francisco (now the United Lodge); passed September 20, 1954; and raised November 22, 1954. They consider the ascension to be the complete permanent union of the raised and purified outer self with their Mighty "I AM" Presence—that true identity that is the unique individualization of Almighty God residing in each person. Maitreya or Lord Maitreya is described in Theosophical literature of the late 19th-century and subsequent periods as an advanced spiritual entity and high-ranking member of a hidden Spiritual Hierarchy, the so-called Masters of the Ancient Wisdom. This is done by mastery over matter planes that have a slower vibratory action, thus requiring more energy and concentration to externalize form. "[4]:52, After The Secret Teachings of All Ages was published, Hall "went from being just another earnest young preacher in the City of Angels to becoming an icon of the increasingly influential metaphysical movement sweeping the country in the 1920s. [11] President Ronald Reagan is reported to have adopted ideas and phrasing from The Secret Destiny of America (1944) in his speeches and essays for his allegorical use of the City upon a Hill. Those Addresses (known as "Dictations") were delivered before gatherings of members in Conclaves held throughout the United States of America, published in the monthly periodical, The Voice of The "I AM", and some were collected and reprinted in the books of The Saint Germain Series. The marriage was not a happy one; his friends never discussed it, and Hall removed virtually all information about her from his papers following her suicide on February 22, 1941. The Masters of the Wisdom are not like the Ascended ones, who are said to become Godlike, all-powerful beings beyond the laws of nature. They wield Tremendous God Power at all times because they hold with unwavering determination to the Great God Presence and hence all Power is given unto them for they are All-Perfection. He took the Scottish Rite Degrees a year later. [17][18] However, Theosophists maintain the concept of Ascended Masters are a corruption of the original Theosophical concept of the Masters of the Ancient Wisdom. All Life contains Will but only Self-Conscious Life is free to determine upon its own course of expression. On June 28, 1954, Hall initiated as a Freemason into Jewel Lodge No. This `Great Fire-Breath' is a Rhythmic Outpouring of Divine Love, Its Three Attributes being 'Love, Wisdom, and Power in action.' [45][46] This belief is not accepted by adherents of traditional Theosophy and the followers of Alice Bailey and Benjamin Creme - they believe that the Master Jesus is still the Chohan of the Sixth Ray and that Maitreya is still the World Teacher. Hall delved deeply into "teachings of lost and hidden traditions, the golden verses of Hindu gods, Greek philosophers and Christian mystics, and the spiritual treasures waiting to be found within one's own soul. [83], René Guénon wrote a detailed critique of Theosophy titled Theosophy: history of a pseudo-religion (1921). The Aquarian Christine Church Universal, Inc. (ACCU) is a denomination founded in 2006 based on The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ transcribed from the Akashic Records by Levi H. Dowling. [4] In 1919, Hall moved from Canada to Los Angeles, California, with his maternal grandmother to reunite with his birth mother, who was living in Santa Monica, and was almost immediately drawn to the arcane world of mysticism, esoteric philosophies, and their underlying principles. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, reliable, independent, third-party sources, "Secret Teachings Reborn: The Mysterious Life of Manly P. Hall | New Dawn : The World's Most Unusual Magazine", http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/biography/esoterica/hall_m_p/hall_m_p.html. According to Prophet, Jesus became World Teacher, along with Kuthumi, on January 1, 1956, succeeding Maitreya, who took the Office of "Planetary Buddha" and "Cosmic Christ". Many of his lectures can be found online and his books are still in print. The Individualized Flame sends down into each Ray a Focal Point, or Spark, forming a Heart Center upon which gathers the 'Electronic Light Substance,' creating the Electronic Body." [85], Also see the article “Talking to the Dead and Other Amusements” by Paul Zweig New York Times October 5, 1980, which speculates that Madame Blavatsky's revelations were fraudulent. "Adventures of a Western Mystic: Apprentice to the Masters" (Church of the Seven Rays, 2010), Watson, Jacob L. "Initiations of the Aquarian Masters: The Theosophy of the Aquarian Gospel" Outskirts Press 2009, Prophet, Elizabeth Clare and Prophet, Mark (as compiled by Annice Booth). Physical embodiment gives each individual the opportunity to expand these attributes and faculties through matter substance, and to become a "master of energy" through thought and feeling. He has willed and chosen to live as Self-Conscious Life. It acts to transmute and consume human creation that is not worthy of becoming Immortal, and all negative karmic causes, effects, records, and memories, without the need to individually balance that karma face-to-face with each person back to the earliest beginning of one's individualized manifestation on this or any other world. Welcome. [10][11] In one of the stories that Hall cites as evidence of America's exceptionalism, he claims that an angel was present at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and inspiring them with God's words. [17] After his death, some of Manly Hall's rare alchemy books were sold to keep the PRS in operation. When Caroline Lloyd died in 1946, she bequeathed Hall a house, $15,000 in cash, and "a roughly $10,000 portion of her estate's annual income from shares in the world's largest oil companies for 38 years. "[4]:28 His first publications consisted of two small pamphlets, "The Breastplate of the High Priest" (1920), and "Wands and Serpents." The Secret Teachings of All Ages "An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy Being an Interpretation of the Secret Teachings Concealed within the Rituals, Allegories and Mysteries of all Ages" H.S. The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -― Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature, 3) Peter Wohlleben 4.7 out of 5 stars 308 [4][5] However, theosophists maintain that the concept of ascended master is an exaggeration and corruption of the more modest theosophical concept of "Master of the Ancient Wisdom". Guenon also speculated that Blavatsky had borrowed passages from extracts of the Kanjur and Tanjur, translated by the eccentric orientalist Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, published in 1836 in the twentieth volume of the Asiatic Researchers of Calcutta. Thus, having once made his choice, he is the only one who can fulfill that Destiny — which is not inflexible circumstance but a definitely designed Plan of Perfection." He is the chooser of his own field of expression. Thus, that which came out of the Great Central Sun as One Flame becomes Three complete Flames, each of the same full Limitless Power and Activity as the Great Central Sun. These have added, and advanced, their own interpretations and commentary on the subject. [17]. [59], Sanat Kumara gained greater prominence when her follower Charles W. Leadbeater wrote that Sanat Kumara was the "King" or Lord of the World, and the head of the Great White Brotherhood of Mahatmas who had revealed the principles of theosophy.[60]. – The Methods of Anti-Masons, "Manly P. Hall's Books with Topic Listings", "Complete Archive of Manly P. Hall's Journals", "Manly P. 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The Ascension is believed to be the returning to complete "Oneness with God" - "raising the outer atomic structure of the physical, emotional, and mental bodies into the Electronic Structure of the I AM Consciousness", becoming an Ascended Master, eventually a Cosmic Being, and beyond. It is set in new type which closely matches the Miller & Richard Old Style font used in the original. The Ascension into Immortality through reunion with the God Self requires the consuming of at least 51% of the records and memories of "negatively qualified karma" as well as: It is believed that the "Individualized Flames of Perfection", emanating as lifestreams taking physical embodiment, can develop further attributes that express a unique Identity, and attain the fullness of the use of Light. The greater portion of the land of North America will stand for a very long time." [18], "Truly the Great Ascended Masters are Gods. [34], "Within the Life of every human being is the Power by which he can express all that the Ascended Masters express every moment — if he but chooses to do so. wrote: "Bear in mind that the slightest cause produced, however unconsciously, and with whatever motive, cannot be unmade, or its effects crossed in their progress—by millions of gods, demons, and men combined. The Voice of the I AM states "All Life is One" [32] and that there is "One Substance, One Energy, One Power, One Intelligence" as the Source of all consciousness and creation. "[8]:20 As one writer put it: "The result was a gorgeous, dreamlike book of mysterious symbols, concise essays and colorful renderings of mythical beasts rising out of the sea, and angelic beings with lions' heads presiding over somber initiation rites in torch-lit temples of ancestral civilizations that had mastered latent powers beyond the reach of modern man. He is referred to in the book Supermundane as The Thinker. These pour out constantly, into the 'Infinite Sea of Pure Electronic Light.' Zweig, Paul. the pursuit of happiness as man understands the word; for the first step is sacrifice, the second renunciation. The first six initiations were named by Charles W. Leadbeater and Alice Bailey after the six most important events in the life of Jesus. "[71] In fact, the Ascended Masters are portrayed as cosmic fathers who will take care of their followers' problems. As embodied individuals, we are the outer expression of that God Self in form. 'He came forth to reveal the Conscious Dominion and Mastery that it is possible for every human being to attain and express while still here on Earth. Shasta, Peter. Elizabeth Clare Prophet revealed, by taking "dictations" from them, the names of many dozens of additional Ascended Masters that were previously unknown. When a human being has regained full union with his "Mighty I AM Presence," that state of full union is referred to as "Ascension." [81] They believe that further instruction from the Ascended Masters and the rest of the Spiritual Hierarchy continued through new Dispensations with new Messengers, such as The Bridge to Freedom,[82] The Summit Lighthouse, and The Temple of The Presence. The memory body is considered to have become known as a "soul", and this temporary personality has taken on the sense of a self that is separated and not connected to God. Students of Ascended Master Teachings organizations (also known as Ascended Master Activities) believe that the Presence of Life—God—individualizes as "Mighty I AM Presences", which then incarnate in lower-dimensional subtle and gross bodies throughout the created universes. According to teachings of Agni Yoga,[31] Serapis Bey, in past lives, was believed to have been the Roman king Numa Pompilius, and the philosophers Confucius, Plato and Seneca the Younger (Lucius Annaeus Seneca). From the "One God" all other realities, including hierarchy, humanity and the material universe, are the result of a process of emanation. COVID BREACH. [4] Less than a year later, Hall booked his first lecture, and the topic was reincarnation. Both "mahatma" and "ascended master" are terms used in the Ascended Master Teachings. However, they differ in important aspects, and developed differently. He is the conscious director of his future activities. Hence, the individual has free choice to express either in the human, limited body or the Super-Human, Divine Body. The Mahatma Letters to A.P. OFFICERS stormed the school in Stamford Hill at around 9.15pm yesterday with … This is properly called Isness; students of the Ascended Master Teachings believe that there is One God, the "Universal All-Pervading Presence of Life", "The One", Who is the Source of all Love, Light, and Truth in existence, and that all forms of existence and consciousness emanate from this "Allness of God"—"The One". When one individualizes within the Absolute, All-Pervading Life he chooses of his own free will to become an intensified individual focus of Self-Conscious Intelligence. [citation needed] They believe that their teachings have been given to humanity by the ascended masters, believed to be individuals who have lived in physical bodies, acquired the wisdom and mastery needed to become immortal and free of the cycles of re-embodiment and karma, and have attained their ascension (the Sixth Initiation). [34], The Great White Brotherhood, in belief systems akin to Theosophical and New Age, are said to be supernatural beings of great power who spread spiritual teachings through selected humans. . [18], Belief in the Brotherhood and the Masters is an essential part of the beliefs of various organizations that have continued and expanded the concepts released in the original Saint Germain instruction in the 1930s through The "I AM" Activity. wrote: If we had the powers of the imaginary Personal God, and the universal and immutable laws were but toys to play with, then indeed might we have created conditions that would have turned this earth into an Arcadia for lofty souls.[64]. According to Elizabeth Clare Prophet, this Spiritual Hierarchy is a "Universal Chain" of Individualized God Free Beings fulfilling Attributes and Aspects of God's Infinite Selfhood. There is considerable difference between the concept of Masters of the Ancient Wisdom in Theosophy (as described by Blavatsky, Olcott, Sinnett, and others) and the current concept of Ascended Masters, developed by Guy Ballard and Elizabeth Clare Prophet fifty-five years after the Theosophical Society was founded. "'When Jesus said, All these things I have done, ye shall do and even greater things shall ye do, he knew whereof he spoke,' continued Saint Germain. The Ascended Masters, as their name suggests, are supposed to be Masters who have experienced the miracle of ascension, as it is said Jesus did. Godfre Ray King (Guy Ballard) further popularized this concept of spiritual masters who had once lived on the earth in his book Unveiled Mysteries.[3]. It is believed that since the "fall of man" during the time of the incarnation of the Fourth Root Race, imperfection, limitations and discord increasingly entered into our world. "[73] According to Alice Bailey, Initiation is the "process of undergoing an expansion [toward higher levels] of consciousness"[74] It is believed by Theosophists that all souls that have reached the fourth level of initiation and evolved beyond the necessity to reincarnate. [3] The younger Hall said to have never known his father. In contrast, Mahatma M. said: "We are leaders but not child-nurses."[72]. Manly P. Hall's Obituary, Scottish Rite Journal, November, 1990, p. 22. Blavatsky, Collected Writings vol. [47] She states that this was to aid the white magicians in the war of the white magicians and the black magicians that was going on in Atlantis at that time. Belief in this "One God" stresses the essential unity of the spiritual and material components of the universe. The Secret Teachings of All Ages—by Manly P. Hall. Within The "I AM" Activity, contact and cooperation with the Ascended Masters became a central part of each member's life. 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