Thursday, May 26, 2022

Lesson 157 - Externalization of the Hierarchy - Sect. One-Seed Groups in the New Age - Part 3


Alice A. Bailey, March 1934



Part Three

(NOTE)  All printing in Black are the writings by the Tibetan through Alice Bailey

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

The third function of this second group lies in a more distant future. The Hierarchy has necessarily a department of workers whose major task it is to work solely in the world of illusion and with astral matter. This department came into being in Atlantean days when the great controversy took place between those who embodied the consciousness or soul aspect of deity and those who were similarly representative of the matter aspect of deity. Symbolically speaking, the left-hand and the right-hand paths came into being; white and black magic were brought into conflict with each other and the pairs of opposites (always existent in manifestation) became active factors in the consciousness of advanced humanity. The battle of discrimination was opened, and humanity became active upon the field of Kurukshetra. Where there is no conscious response to a condition and no registered awareness, there is no problem of responsibility, as far as the soul is concerned. In Atlantean times, this condition was evoked and hence the problem facing the race today; hence the task of the Hierarchy to free the souls of men from the surrounding glamour and to enable them to achieve liberation. The culmination of the issue and the controversy, then initiated, is now upon us. pgs. 40-41

Please notice that we are approaching and/or are already experiencing much of what did occur in Atlantis before its sinking, when the Black Magicians and the White Magicians were wording in the world of became such a problem that at some point that they lost all perspective of their responsibilities of their own souls; and now today we are facing this same dangerous problem - and this is why Hierarchy has taken on the task of dealing with illusion and glamour so that once and for all we are finally free from to move quickly ahead towards the light while helping those who are still in the shadows.

The third function, therefore, of the group can be grasped at this time, and eventually this branch of the hierarchical effort can find due expression upon earth.

From the above analysis of opportunity it is evident how the groups have a definite place in the plans of the Hierarchy. By developing spiritual sensitivity, and achieving freedom from glamour, the disciples who are members of these groups can raise the racial consciousness and bring in illumination. It should be remembered that it is inspiration which is the goal of all true telepathic work, and illumination which is the reward of effort and the real instrument for the dissipation of world glamour. Thus these groups can nurture the germ of the future culture, act also as bridging units, and externalize certain departmental activities of the planetary Hierarchy - the next great desire of its Members. pg 41

These two words telepathic work and illumination that will and can make a difference in removing once and for all the world of glamour.  As we, the "group souls" working together around the world spread the light in all areas of the globe, in all planes of matter, we can and will make a difference; because as the greater light enters and fills the planet, the world of darkness and illusion will disappear - this is why the work in Triangles as well as the work in Twelves was developed  by Hierarchy for those of us working under the Will of God and the Freedom-not only for ourselves but for everyone upon the planet. 

Turning now to the work of the third group, we find ourselves concerned with the task of the magnetic healers of the world. this has been dealt with elsewhere (Esoteric Healing). I will here refer to one or two points of more general interest, and to their threefold opportunity. It is of interest to note that the work of this group is perhaps one of the hardest to carry through, although from another angle it is far easier than the task of most of the other groups, because the consciousness of the bulk of humanity is found to be predominantly upon the plane of illusion and therefore, as the Old Commentary says:

"They who work to bring in light and yet are surrounded by the maya of the senses, work from the point of present being and need not to move out or in, or up or down. They simply stand."

The healers of the world upon the physical plane have to work upon that plane and their task is that of bringing through the energies of life, emanating from the soul plane, via the mind, but excluding the emotional. These energies have to be brought through into physical consciousness and, from the physical level, do their necessary and magnetic work. The task of the healers, if successful, involves:

1. The bringing through of healing divine energy. pgs. 41-42

Again, let us not forget that this healing divine energy comes from the soul, through the mind and into the physical plane.

2. The exclusion of the astral world, and therefore illusion. pg. 42

By following the Hierarchy's guidelines and bypassing the emotional body, bringing  the  divine healing energy directly from the soul to the mind (and bypassing the emotional) when we bring it into the physical plane,  we have avoided the astral world of glamour and illusion.

3. The utilization of the healing energy in full waking consciousness upon the physical plane. pg. 42

Because it does come through the mind from the soul, it is more powerful and more potent than getting entangled in the world of illusion.

Most of the healers in the world are working as follows:

1. As purely physical healers, dealing with the vital forces of the physical body, and with their own consciousness polarized in the etheric body. pg. 42

Again, most healers are not bringing the "soul awareness" into the physical plane and therefore have not the "full waking consciousness" working through them.

2. As emotional astral psychics, with the consciousness polarized upon the astral plane, and utilizing the astral body and working in and with glamour and illusion. The effect of their work, if successful (and I would have you note that "if," for I deal with the idea of relative permanency) may be one of two things:

    • They may cure the physical ills in the patient which are of such a nature that the inner astral desire (and therefore the lower desire) has eventuated in physical disease, experienced in some aspect or organ of the physical body.
    • They may intensify the effect of the illusion of desire in the physical brain consciousness and cause such a violent increase of the active energies that death may occur before so very long. This is quite a frequent happening. Nevertheless death is a cure, remember this. pgs. 42-43
It is many times the cause of physical ills, when a patient is dealing with our emotional and/or desire body, which usually results in manifesting within some part or organ within the physical body. Emotional astral psychics, can only deal with disease polarized upon the astral plane, they can't or won't reach any higher, therefore, they not only can work at the astral level but  if they also work with the physical brain consciousness of the patient, can do irreversible damage and even death; but as the Master D. K. says "death is a cure"..

Under these two categories the bulk of the world healers are found-sometimes doing good, oft doing harm, even if not realizing it, and even if (as is usually the case) of good intention. There are three other categories of healers, however, to add to the two above: pg. 43

Pay close attention to the above paragraph because herein lies the problem of  so-called "psychic healers" because they can only deal at the "lower-mind and emotional body levels" can more often than not, cause more harm than good, even though they think they are doing good - remember, if they are ignorant of the fact that their healing abilities are often more harmful than effective, they cannot be blamed.  If they are aware that there is a higher and more potent form of healing, then they are guilty of misusing God's energy.

3. Mental healers in the true sense of the word. Most mental healers unduly flatter themselves and work not with their minds at all. They have much mental theory and astral methods. Desire is the motivating power and not mental impulse. The true mental healer only brings about his results when he knows something of illumination in the technical and academic sense, and of the power of light to dispel illusion. Disease is not an illusion; it is a definite effect of a real cause from the standpoint of average humanity. When healers can work mentally, they deal with the causes of disease and not with the efforts. pg. 43

We see here again that even the Mental healers have their own problems when they bring  "desire" into the mix.  Like the Emotional Astral Psychics, they are dealing from the desire or emotional body rather than coming from the soul awareness through the mind into the physical plane (leaving out any emotions). While at the same time understanding the illumination that will dispel illusion-in other words they need to deal with the "causes of disease and not with the effects."

4. Those healers whose soul contact is established and who work through the souls of people, enabling them therefore:

    • To stand in spiritual being
    • To work, free from illusion
    •  To achieve true perspective upon the physical plane
    • To coordinate the personality and the soul so that the will of the inner spiritual man can work out upon the physical plane. pg. 43
I think the last statement says it all-the soul healer needs to work from the "soul level" to the patient's personality and soul so that the "will of the inner spiritual man" can work out upon the physical plane.  Too often, healers want to prescribe and/or give some curative, while all the patient really needs is to understand from the highest spiritual level within himself what the cause is so that he can deal with it upon the physical plane.

5. Those who can work (as is eventually intended that this third group should work) definitely as outposts of the consciousness of the Hierarchy of Masters. This work will be done in group formation and with a united synthesized effort. The personal effect of such healers is therefore:

    • To coordinate the personality of the patient. They are themselves coordinated.
    • To bring about contact with the soul, on the part of the patient. They are themselves vitally in contact.
    • To fuse and blend the personality and the soul and thus provide an instrument for the distribution of spiritual energy. They are themselves such fused.
    • To understand and use the laws of true spiritual healing through intelligent activity upon the mental plane, through freedom from glamour, and through such a right use of force that the instrument of the soul (the personality) becomes vitally magnetic. pgs. 43-44
As we pay attention to what the Master D. K. is conveying here we understand more fully why these "seed groups" were formed in the first place-to integrate directly with Hierarchy as a group and then to bring the personality of the patient in contact with their soul, in order to bring about the distribution of spiritual energy, and mainly to understand the laws of true spiritual healing through their own mental capacities, while bypassing glamour. This brings about the right use of force that the instrument of the soul/personality becomes vitally magnetic. In other words, once they've eliminated the interference of the desire or emotions, the soul and personality becomes vitally magnetic. There is no interference in the healing at this point.

I would remind you that such effort in the early stages (and those stages are the present ones) results inevitably in the development of a critical spirit through the intelligent effort being made and the discriminative recognition of glamour in many cases, because only through such an effort can analysis of a right kind eventually be achieved and criticism be eliminated. In the meantime, those thus in training are oft a difficulty and a problem both to themselves and to their friends and co-workers. But this phase is temporary and leads to a more lasting relationship and to the emergence of that true magnetic link and love which must heal and lift and stimulate all that it may contact. pg. 44

Whenever one is dealing with new techniques, they will be met with criticism-especially when dealing with the world of glamour and illusion.  The Master D. K. is warning all those who would seek this particular path need to develop a critical spirit through the intelligent effort being made because only through such effort can analysis of a right kind eventually be achieved and criticism be eliminated. The established medical field and even the psychic and mental healers will be the first to criticize anyone introducing a new and highly spiritual method of healing; but like anything else, the healing itself will prove that it is only through direct contact with the soul, acting as a group while working directly with Hierarchy, will this method eventually become accepted by all fields of medicine.

In the coming Aquarian Age we shall see humanity producing a culture which is sensitive to the finer and higher spiritual values, a civilization which is free from glamour and from much of the illusion which today colors the Aryan peoples, and a racial life which will be embodied in those forms which will bridge the gap at present existing; it will be free from what we now know as disease of the worst kind, though death and certain forms of bodily breakdown which may eventually end in death will, of course, still be prevalent. The overcoming of death is not contingent upon the elimination of bodily ills, but upon the establishing of that continuity of consciousness which carries over from the physical plane of life to the inner subjective existence. Of this state of being, groups such as this third group can be the custodian and their problem is therefore: pgs. 44-45

We know that the Aquarian Age will be mostly free from illusion and that people will be definitely more spiritual; but there are always those who will not still be in a "state of grace".  The Fifth Race is the Aryan people who are chosen to bridge the gap of life-threatening diseases which may end up in death (and in many cases will be still prevalent in the Aquarian Age).  The key here is that people have to come to the awareness that it's the establishment of that continuity of consciousness which carries over from our physical plane of life to the inner subjective existence (otherwise living in and as a soul consciousness).  This third group can and will be the custodians of this transition.

1. To establish that state of personality development which will lead to magnetic living upon the physical plane. pg. 45

When we talk about "magnetic living" we are talking about consciously living in soul awareness rather than "physical plane illusion".  It is only through magnetic living that we can move forward not only in healing the physical vehicle but continuing to move past the death cycle into infinity.

2. To study the laws of life, which are the laws of health and right of relationship. pg. 45

When we are living and working in developing ourselves by studying the laws of life, which are knowing the laws of health and right relationship, we are moving out of the world of illusion and emotional reaction and into a healthier lifestyle-the same is true with right relationships-by learning to love each other and realize that we are all part of God, we can quickly bring about Peace and Goodwill to everyone we meet. When this becomes part of everyone's agendas, the world will become a peaceful place to live in.

 3. To develop that continuity of consciousness which will "open the doors of life and dispel the fear of the known and of that which disappears." pg. 45

The biggest fear most people living in the material world today is, the fear of the unknown, major illnesses and death.  But if we begin today letting go of fear and living in the soul, we'll find that again, we can bypass all the fear and emotions and allow the continuation of life passing from the physical plane to the etheric plane like going to sleep and coming awake into eternal life.

From the angle of work of the world healers, the above is a statement of opportunity. This they face as the nucleus or one of the germs or seeds of the new civilization and the coming culture. It embodies the objective of all their work, and their contribution to the united work of the groups. pg. 45

When Master D. K. wrote about this seed group, the World Healers, they were in the embryonic stage.  When He mentioned that this would be one of the most difficult challenges for this particular group He wasn't kidding-think about it, especially today, where no matter if it's on TV, any magazine, newspaper or friends and family, we are all living in this world of illusion and glamour.  I think that it is even more "in our face" than ever before.  The Hierarchy knew what They were doing when They made it clear that not only should this group make contact with the soul as group; but also to make contact with Hierarchy as a group; and together They would bring about major changes at this present time in our world.  As I look at the world around me, I know deep in my heart that the only way to bring about a major change to man's thinking today, is to have the complete back-up of the Hierarchy and our souls as a group to take on such a Herculean challenge.  Yet, I have every confidence that as our groups continue to grow and spread the light into all areas of the planet and into the hearts and minds of all of mankind that change will occur and will occur much faster than we expected. 

Equally so, they can bridge the gap at present existing in the racial consciousness between

1. Life and death pg. 45

This will be one of the biggest challenges as in today's world, no one wants to talk about death and many are not aware of how precious life is. How we live our lives as souls at the present time can make all the difference not only to our lives but how we transition into eternity.

2. The sick and the well. This is between

a. The physically sick and the inwardly well, which is the case with a few - a very few - of the advanced people, or the disciples of the world and the senior aspirants. pg. 45

This seems to be the case among many of the "light-bearers" in the world today.  We find that our spiritual selves are moving along apace, while our physical vehicles are experiencing the effects of the incoming rays, the higher vibrations and the speed-up of time on this planet - most of our vehicles were not built to withstand the shift in energy and the powerful forces brought about by all of the above.

b. The physically well and the psychically sick, which is sometimes the case, but of singular rarity. pg. 45

We are seeing this in the younger generations, who are more sensitive and inclined to find methods of escape through the use of drugs and alcohol-also the increase in suicides in the young is astounding.  I think that we are seeing more of this today than when the Master D. K. wrote about this psychically sick being a singular rarity as I can agree with Him back then; but now I'm not so sure.

c. the physically sick, the psychologically sick, and the overshadowing soul. This situation is often found today. pg. 45

Whether it's due to all that has transpired with the shift in the force of energy entering our planet or the fact that many souls today cannot handle the massive amount of fear and danger in their lives through these mass shootings, terrorist activity, lack of spiritual development, lack of family support, which leads to utterly no soul contact on the part of many individuals, therefore, they have no spiritual foundation to stand upon, which may be part of the increase in psychological, physical and suicidal tendencies in our society. 

3. The physical plane and the world of souls, because of the development of a sound instrument and the dissipation of those causes which work out as effects in the physical body as disease, and act as barriers to the inflow of soul energy and the entrance of soul awareness into the brain activity. pg. 45

The cause and effect due to the dissipation working out as disease, act as barriers to the inflow of soul energy and the entrance of soul awareness into the brain activity. As was indicated in the above explanation, even though the physical vehicle might be a sound instrument it is the multiple forces of energy bombarding this physical body and, at the same time, the lack of connection with the soul that causes the barriers of inflow of soul energy and soul awareness into the brain activity.

This bridging work, when it occurs today, is often simply a fortunate but fortuitous happening and is not the result of a consciously planned bridging work. But it is the intent of the Hierarchy that the groups which will be later formed, and which are today in process of forming (including this third group of mine) can aid in this process, if such is the will of the constituent parts. pg. 46

Hierarchy is always there to help and support these groups; but sometimes it all depends upon the reception and willingness of the group to comply as we know all of mankind has free will.

Finally, every initiate is a magnetic healer. This is a statement of fact. Though the members of the Hierarchy have each of Them Their duly appointed functions and Their planned activity (dependent upon Ray, upon race and upon dedication) there is one activity which They share in common and that is the power to heal. Their ability to act as magnetic healers works out in various ways, predominantly in the realm of psychological readjustments and psychic disentanglements, and - only incidentally and as a result of the two above activities - in the processes of bodily healing. You will note from the above, that the healing work done by the initiate members of the Great White Lodge is threefold - psychological, bringing in the soul; psychic, releasing the lower psychic nature from illusion so that the psyche or soul can have full sway; physical, as the result of the inner psychological and psychic adjustments. pg. 46

Here the Master D.K. distinguishes between every initiate who is a magnetic healer, no matter what ray, race or dedication that they all have the power to heal. They predominately work in the realm of psychological readjustments and psychic disentanglements, which means that they work with mankind to make sure that they are sound of mind and at the same time removing them from any psychic connections. While those members of the Great White Lodge work in a threefold manner; psychological, bringing in the soul by aligning the physical and mental bodies with the soul; the second is the psychic, disconnecting the lower psychic nature from the world of illusion in order for the soul to inflow into the brain and work directly with the personality; resulting in the physical body to become aligned and healed through the readjustment of the other two.

This triple healing activity is intended to be the objective of all groups working as this third group, the magnetic healers, should work; thus will be brought about an emergence of hierarchical effort into outer activity. Thus you will note, my brother, that the work of the first three groups just discussed, and viewing them as constituting one unit, produces a synthetic endeavor in the three worlds, and leads from the plan of the soul to the plane of outer expression. pg. 46

Simply put, the magnetic healers working with hierarchical effort will bring about the emergence of Hierarchy into outer activity.  These three groups working with Hierarchy produces a synthetic endeavor in all three worlds i.e. the soul, the mental and the physical (or personality or the plane of outer expression).  This will certainly make disease as we know it melt away and allow for mankind to finally progress to a more spiritual wholeness that has been lacking since the time of Atlantis.

End of Lesson.  

Monday, May 23, 2022

Lesson 156 - Externalization of the Hierarchy - Sect. One-Seed Groups in the New Age - Part 2




Alice A. Bailey, March 1934



Part Two

(NOTE)  All printing in Black are the writings by the Tibetan through Alice Bailey

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF

I have indicated somewhat the intended work of the first group from the angle of telepathic interplay (Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle). The method of communication between the Members of the Hierarchy has to be externalized, eventually, upon earth and this is one of the tasks of the group.  It might be of service to you if I outlined a little more clearly what is the purpose of the new seed groups, in terms of the new age civilization and culture so that the practical results might be visioned with clarity and some new ideals emerge as to the quality of the coming new world order. pg. 36


The following explanation of the subject of Telepathy comes from the book Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle wherein the complete book explains the "New World Order" pp.2-5  

"The term Omnipresence has its basis in the substance of the universe, and in what the scientists call the ether; this word "ether" is a generic term covering the ocean of energies which are all inter-related and which constitute that one synthetic energy of our planet.

In approaching, therefore the subject of telepathy it must be carefully borne in mind that the etheric body of every form in nature is an integral part of the substantial form of God Himself--not the dense physical form, but what the esotericists regard as the form-making substance. We use the word God to signify the expression of the One Life which animates every form on the outer objective plane.  The etheric or energy body, therefore, of every human being is an integral part of the planet itself and consequently of the solar system.  Through this medium, every human being is basically related to every other expression of the Divine Life, minute or great.  The function of the etheric body is to receive energy impulses and to be swept into activity by these impulses, or streams of force, emanating from some originating source or other.  The etheric body is in reality naught but energy.  It is composed of myriads of threads of force or tiny streams of energy, held in relation to the emotional and mental bodies and to the soul by their coordinating effect.  These streams of energy, in their turn, have an effect on the physical body and swing it into activity of some kind or another, according to the nature and power of whatever type of energy may be dominating the etheric body at any particular time.


Through the etheric body, therefore, circulates energy emanating from some mind. With humanity in the mass, response is made unconsciously to the rulings of the Universal Mind; this is complicated in our time and age by a growing responsiveness to the mass ideas-called sometimes public opinion-of the rapidly evolving human mentality. Within the human family are also found those who respond to that inner group of Thinkers, Who, working in mental matter, control from the subjective side of life the emergence of the great plan and the manifestation of divine purpose.

This group of Thinkers falls into seven main divisions and is presided over by three great Lives of super-conscious Entities.  These three are the Manu (Valvasvata Manu) the Christ (Lord Maitrya, Jesus) and the Maha Chohan (Great Teacher/Soul, represents the Divine Mother, the Holy Spirit, is over the Seven Incoming Rays, the Seven Chohans of the Rays and the Seven Archangels).  These three work primarily through the method of influencing the minds of the adepts and the initiates.  These latter in their turn influence the disciples of the world and these disciples each in his own place and on his own responsibility, work out their concept of the plan and seek to give expression to it as far as possible.  It is, therefore, as you can surmise, a process of stepping down rates of vibration until they are sufficiently heavy to affect physical plane matter and thus make possible the building of organized effects on the physical plane.  These disciples have hitherto worked very much alone except when karmic relationships have revealed them to each other, and telepathic intercommunication has been fundamentally confined to the Hierarchy of adepts and initiates both in and out of incarnation, and to Their individual work with Their disciples. (from Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle pp.

Also, the League of Nations, UNICEF and the Red Cross were all brought into the physical plane as ideas that would benefit mankind - added to this are the safety measures such as "seat belts"  headrests in cars to prevent deaths were also step-down ideas given for the benefit of mankind.  Many times like the development of the airplane the ideas were stepped down in several areas both in the USA an Europe and those who were most receptive to the impulses and vibrations entering into the mind were the Wright Brothers who never gave up and continually worked on the mechanics and aerodynamics until they made their first flight.

It is, however, now deemed possible to establish a resembling condition and a telepathic relation between disciples on the physical plane.  No matter where they may find themselves, this group of mystics and knowers will eventually find it feasible to communicate with one another and frequently do even now.  A basic mystical idea or some new revelation of truth is suddenly recognized by many and finds expression simultaneously through the medium of many minds.  No one person can claim individual right to the enunciated principle of truth. Several minds have registered it. It is usually stated however, in a wide generalization, that these people have tapped the inner thought currents or have responded to the play of the Universal Mind.  Literally and technically this is not so. The Universal Mind is tapped by some members of the planetary Hierarchy according to His mental bias and equipment, and the immediate needs sensed by the working adepts.  He then presents the new idea, new discovery or the new revelation to the group of adepts (telepathically of course my brother) and when it has been discussed by them He later presents it to his group of disciples. Among them he will find one who responds more readily and intelligently than the others and this one, through his clear thinking and the power of his formulated thought-forms, can then influence other minds.  These others grasp the concept as theirs; they seize upon it and work it out into manifestation.  Each regards it as his special privilege so to do and, because of this specializing faculty and his automatically engendered responsibility, he throws back of it all the energy which is his, and works and fights for his thought-forms.

An illustration of this is to be found in the history of "the League of Nations".  Before He took up special work, the Master Serapis sought to bring through some constructive idea for the helping of humanity.  He conceived of a world unity in the realm of politics which would work out as an intelligent banding of the nations for the preservation of international peace.  He presented it to the adepts in conclave and it was felt that something could be done.  The Master Jesus undertook to present it His group of disciples as He was working in the Occident.  One of these disciples on the inner planes, seized upon the suggestion and passed it on (or rather stepped it down) until it registered in the brain of Colonel House.  He, not recording the source (of which he was totally unaware), passed it on in turn to that sixty ray aspirant, called Woodrow Wilson.  Then few by the wealth of analogous ideas in the minds of many, it was presented to the world.  It should be borne in mind that the function of a disciple is to focus a stream of energy of some special kind upon the physical plane where it can become an attractive center of force and draw to itself similar types of ideas and thought currents which are not strong enough to live by themselves or to make a sufficient strong impact upon the human consciousness..."

Herein, we begin to understand that the Three great Thinkers (the  Manu, Valisvata Manu is the Manu of the 5th Root Race, Adam Kadmon is Manu of the 4th Root Race) Most of the East Root Races are guided by Adam Kadman, while the Western Hemisphere (except  for the American Indians, the Maori of New Zealand and the African Bushmen are all 4th Root Races) while the European and North and South Americans, Australians and New Zealanders are all 5th Race under the guidance of Valisvata Manu. 

Back to the Three Great Thinkers, Jesus not only was the Avatar of the Piscean Age; but He taught us how to love unconditionally, he also taught the Apostles and Disciples the Secret Teachings - some are found in the Essene Teachings while others are taught in Revelations and some of the books of the Bible.  

The Maha Chohan is the Representative of the Divine Mother on Earth; while at the same time He represents the Holy Spirit (the mediator between the I AM THAT I AM and Humanity). Not only is His role unique but He also (as His Title indicates, the MAHA CHOHAN) this means that He is the Great Teacher and not only is over the Seven Incoming Rays but also over the Seven Chohans of the Rays. He works directly through the God Star Sirius in directing those Rays into the Planet and into the Hearts of all mankind, the animal, plant, mineral and elemental kingdoms. 


The second group, the trained observers, will inaugurate the era of light and of a free control of the astral plane, with its quality of freedom from illusion and glamor.  This freedom will be brought about when "right observation" takes the place of the disturbed vision of the present, and glamor will be dissipated through the "right direction" of the light of the soul throughout the plane of illusion.  The Aquarian Age will be predominantly the age of synthesis and light. pg. 36

Again the Master D. K. talks about the Second Seed Group, "the Trained Observers" who will be working at the soul level, free from the world of illusion (the material plane).  We are working on this level of awareness at the present time - working with Triangles and Twelves, working within groups of like-minded souls, all working at the same goal- as we continue to work on "right observation" in other words, letting go of the desiring through the emotional body, and centering in the light of the soul, which will put us in the "right direction" of the light of the soul throughout the plane of illusion.  This in turn, will bring us into the era of light and of a free control of the astral plane.

The third group carries the initial impulse through "into the light of day" and will bring the physical world into a condition whereby "the healing of the nations through the arising of the sun of righteousness" will become possible, because the laws of healing (which are basic and fundamental) can be applied and worked out in all departments of life upon the outer levels of appearance-for disease is only found in the world of phenomena. pg. 36

We are getting a glimpse of this "healing of the nations" at present, as all the world looks at the Ukraine and 98% are aiding and supporting the Ukrainians - also taking in millions as refugees in every country.  As we look at what is taking place in this particular corner of the globe, we see nations who have never participated in aiding countries in need, stepping up to the plate - this is what I call Brotherhood, all nations acting as one (this has much to do with our President leading the NATO countries in supporting the Ukraine.  But, there is another aspect to this seed group, that eventually will be manifesting in a worldwide endeavor, the "healing of the nations" as the Coming One enters the atmosphere of earth, His presence is felt by most spiritual people; and the "sun of His Being" will be the impulse that makes for magnificent changes in healing the nations.

As regards telepathic communication between the Members of the Hierarchy:  within itself, the Hierarchy functions practically entirely on the plane of mind.  This is necessarily essential and for two reasons: 

1.  The members of the Hierarchy have freed themselves from the limitations of brain activity and brain consciousness.  They can, therefore, in their essential Selves and when they so choose, carry on simultaneously two different lines of activity-both of real import.  They can pursue their normal avocations upon the physical plane (if functioning in physical bodies) and when so doing are conditioned in the performance of those activities by the brain limitations of time consciousness and space consciousness. But they can also work upon the mental plane with the chitta or mind stuff, and can do this at the same time as They are conditioned and limited by their physical mechanism. They are then entirely freed from the time consciousness and from any such limitations as space relations within the solar system. pgs. 36-37

Again, omnipresent is the first thing that comes to mind when reading the above paragraph - there are chittas and/or mind stuff in the various planes of matter, when one becomes a Member of Hierarchy they have expanded Their Consciousness to the point where they no longer function within the brain but far beyond its limits.  This allows Them to multi-task at many levels including within the solar system.

2.  The focus of their polarization is on the mental plane and they function there as sons of mind or of manas.  Their normal mode of intercourse is through the medium of telepathic understanding.  This is the normal technique of a divine and free manasaputra*. pg. 37

* Mānasaputra is a combined Sanskrit term meaning the "mind-born" or "sons of mind" (from mānasa (मानस) "mind" + putra (पुत्र)"son").  From Theosophy is manas = mind and saputra is sons.

This is all made possible when a human being has polarized himself in the soul consciousness when the egoic lotus* ( is unfolding and when, therefore, the mental method of working is that of mental relationship or telepathy.

I earlier told you that as the race achieves increasingly a mental polarization through the developing attractive power of the mental principle, the use of language for the conveying of thoughts between equals or of communicating with superiors will fall into disuse.  It will continue to be used in reaching the masses and those not functioning on the plane of mind.  Already voiceless prayer and aspiration and worship are deemed of higher value than the pleadings and proclamations of voiced expression.  It is for this stage in the unfoldment of the race for which preparation must be made, and the laws, techniques and processes of telepathic communication must be made plain so that they can be intelligently and theoretically understood.  The method of communication between members of Hierarchy is a tenfold process, and only in the contribution of the ten groups (the nine and the synthesizing tenth) will their share in the externalizing process, as it is to take place in the world be completed. pgs. 37-38

The race in its continuing evolutionary path gradually achieves a mental polarization through the mental principle - and the use of language for conveying thoughts will be a thing of the past (this will be the case for all those intelligentsia and not for the masses).  We have been advised by Master D. K. that doing our mantras and prayers silently when alone will accelerate communication with Hierarchy.  It will be the responsibility of the aspirants and disciples and  teachers to bring about understanding the laws, techniques and processes of  telepathic communication to the masses.

From certain angles the work of the second group (the Trained Observers) is exceedingly hard, harder perhaps than that of any other group-except that which is engaged in political work. In the latter field the work of the first Ray of Will or Power is beginning to make its presence felt and hence the great difficulty.  The energy which works out in political activity is not yet understood.  The work of the Destroyer Aspect has been kept relatively in the background and only during the past half century has it become definitely active.  This became possible because the whole world practically speaking, was involved and only in the region or realm of synthesis can the first Ray function. This is a point to be remembered and one that is little grasped as yet.  I wonder if you can appreciate the importance of  the two statements anent the first Ray found in this short paragraph? I oft give you so much real information of which you remain oblivious. pg. 38

As history revealed, the WWII under the reign of Hitler and his cohorts, were working with the Black Magicians, they reached a point that the Conclave decided to send in Those Great Ones from Shambala under the Will of God (known also as the Destroyer Aspect of the Will of God - First Ray); Who had not and would not enter the planet unless it was decided that the whole world became involved; and as Hitler's troops marched and bombed and gassed people all over the world it was decided that an intervention was vitally necessary - this is where K-17 and the Secret Service became active working behind the scenes both in England and when the United States became involved- even Russia played a role in the synthesis of all nations coming together to put an end to the massive destruction and death that was occurring at this point in time.  Never before had those under the Will of God, intervened into our free will; but the cries of mankind in pain and suffering drew the council into making Their decision at that particular time of crisis in our world. This is what the Master is talking about, politics can be very difficult when the leaders are working under the Black Magicians; and it is beginning to happen again as the world again watches the utter destruction, the death of innocent children and adults, the bombing of hospitals, apartments and the destruction of entire cities in the Ukraine.

Now when the Master speaks about the Second Group, the Trained Observers, their role is also most difficult, as they have to live and work and participate in daily life while at the same time, not become involved in any attachment, desire; but remain aloof and the most difficult part of this seed group is they must remain observers on the stage of life - needless to say, when you look around you in your daily life - watch the news, watch a football or baseball game, politics and yet remain aloof, unresponsive and especially not react in any way at the same time as they are working as a soul they must also stay connected to the other Nine Seed Groups-and again, not react no matter what is being played out upon the stage of life-you can now see why these two Seed Groups are the most difficult.

The second group is wrestling with Glamor. The processes of light and their relation to group glamor and to individual glamor form a very close connection.  Right illumination-which is another name or aspect of right direction-will take the place of glamor and the objective (personally considered) of this group of disciples is to bring "light into dark places" and illumination into their lives.  It is not my intention here to deal with the problems of glamor. With that I have concerned myself in the instructions to this group (Glamour: A World Problem). 

The task of this group of disciples is closely connected with the astral task of the Hierarchy. This is, at this time, the dissipation of the world illusion.  That has been its problem since Atlantean times, and the climaxing of its effort is imminent and immediate.  It takes the form (for all illusions take to themselves form of some kind or other) of the "pouring in of light," esoterically understood.  This is an illusion and at the same time a great and significant spiritual fact.  Hence we have today upon the physical plane the emergence of much light everywhere; we have festivals of illumination, and a consistent endeavor on the part of all spiritual workers to enlighten mankind, and a great deal of talk on the part of educators anent illumination of a mental kind.  The keynote of this effort to eliminate world glamor was sounded by Christ when He said (following the example of Hermes, Who initiated the process of enlightenment for our race, the Aryan).  "I am the Light of the World". pgs. 38-39

Two factors appear here, the first is that all of mankind is now under initiation under the Second Ray of Love/Wisdom through Illumination. In other words Materialism vs Spiritualism.  The Atlanteans were so materialistic that even though the Masters were residing on Atlantis at that time, they became filled with greed and the acquiring of wealth, the satisfying of filling their homes with things of this world while not giving anything to those in need; this became such a problem that eventually they began to make human sacrifices and it was at this point the entire Atlantean country sunk under the waves and the Masters moved back behind the veil until such time that mankind evolved into their own "soul awareness" this is happening right now in our time - people are looking into their own hearts and finding that they need to move into a more spiritual mode. As more and more people begin to work in group formation, from the soul level of their beings, they begin to break away from the glamor and as more and more people are drawn into the light and illumination, glamor begins to fade and eventually it will be replaced by "light and illumination" as we all pass our initiations and move forward upon the path of evolution.

Disciples must learn the significance of illumination, received in meditation, and the necessity to work with light as a group for the dissipation of glamor. Hermes and Christ undertook this work of astral enlightenment and are constantly occupied with this task.  Their work in the new age is to be aided by the intensive activity of certain groups of which this second group is one.  Later, when the new civilization is nearing appearance, these groups will all have in them two key persons or points of energy through which the forces of Hermes and the will of Christ will be focused, and through which They will be enabled to work.  When this takes place, the task of dissipating the world glamor will be much more rapid than it is today.  In the meantime groups of disciples can "nurture and conceal," thus protecting from trouble the germ or seed of the new Aquarian culture and civilization along this particular line of freedom. Again I repeat, they must do this along with other groups, working along similar lines either consciously or unconsciously. pg. 39

Notice that Master D. K. gives us a clue here on how to learn the significance of illumination-it is through meditation, because it is in meditation that we expand our consciousness, and it is through meditation as a group that a "greater light can be acquired" especially those who are working with triangles and twelves; doing the New and Full Moon Services, attending all the Festivals, especially those Three: The Easter, Wesak and Christ Festivals.  

In the Twelves Group we are working with people all over the world.  They do the "Great Invocation" in Hindu, Spanish and in other languages, this group is growing and the Master D. K. asked that we reach 144 for the Twelves (which happened almost instantly) with countries like Pakistan, India, Cuba, South America, Mexico, France, Norway Sweden, France, Spain, Slovakia, England the United States and this is just the beginning; and since the Ukrainian Crisis, we've been doing the "Burning Ground" every Tuesday with 3 sets of Twelves in formation of receivership of a powerful fulcrum of light from the Star Retreat that we then send out into the whole world, into the four kingdoms and into the war-torn countries. 

The second task of this group of disciples is to act as a bridge for the forces which are seeking etheric expression and which emanate from soul levels, via the mind. I have earlier pointed out in A Treatise on White Magic that the astral plane is itself an illusion. When the first task of the groups working with world glamor is accomplished this will be evident.  I can give you as yet no real idea of the underlying meaning, for you are all working in some measure upon the plane of illusion and of glamor, and for you the world illusion exists and the astral plane is for you a fact.  But this I can say; for the initiate members of the Great White Lodge the astral plane does not exist.  They do not work on that level of consciousness, for the astral plane is a  definite state of awareness even if (from the spiritual angle) it has no true being.  It embodies the great creative work of humanity down the ages, and is the product of the "false" imagination and the work of the lower psychic nature.  Its instrument of creative work is the sacral and the solar plexus centers.  When the energies, finding expression through these two centers, have been transmuted and carried to the throat and heart by advancing humanity, then the foremost people of the race will know that the astral plane has no true existence; they will then work free from its impressions, and the task of freeing humanity from the thralldom of its own creation will proceed apace. In the meantime, a group of disciples is being slowly built up (of which this second group is a part and in which it can play an important function, and occupy a key position), which can gradually aid in the task of dispelling the great illusion and can act also as a bridging group so that those who are freeing themselves from glamor can find their way into the vortex of influence wielded by the group, empowered thus to work. Then three things can happen: 

1.  Those who thus approach the group will find their efforts to live free from glamor greatly helped and intensified by the group assistance.

2  They will swell the number of those so working and hasten the processes of dissipation.

3.  The Hierarchy will be enabled then to work more closely upon earth and to approach much nearer to mankind. pgs. 39-40

We can see now why Mater D. K. brought forth these Ten Seed Groups; as each one is working on a specific God Quality, in order to speed up the dissolution of illusion and glamor.  From everything I have gleaned from His teachings, the Hierarchy is ready, willing and able to enter the planet; but Their appearance has been delayed over and over again because of what we've created down the ages; and much of humanity hasn't got a clue that we've living in this "false" creation - the illusion that has kept us tied to the Wheel of Rebirth, Karma and this world of Illusion.  These very groups will grow and have grown all over the world; the Triangles are a world-wide group, the Twelves is still in its embryonic stage, the New Group of World Servers has been around since the early 1930's; and there's has always been "men and women of good  will everywhere on the planet.  Thank God we have now added to these groups with the Ten Seed Groups, who will by now have reached a great number.  If this is the case, then it will be up to us, through meditation on a daily basis and meeting with our groups on a weekly basis, both as World Servers as well as Triangles and Twelves, we now are aware that these groups exist and we need to include them in our meditations along with Beloved Jesus and Hermes*, who are working behind the scenes on this very enormous problem. One thing we can all do is to call upon Beloved Jesus and Hermes when going into meditation asking for Their guidance and direction and to put us in touch with anyone of these Seed Groups - especially those in the Second Group, who are working on dissolving illusion and glamor. 

* The God Hermes/Mercury - known in both Greek and Roman Mythology, as the God of the Mind, the planet Mercury. He was instrumental in developing the minds of Men.  The link below is from the Theosophical Society on the Life and Teachings of Hermes/Thoth/Mercury:

Lesson 155 - The Externalization of the Hierarchy-See Groups In the New Age



Alice A. Bailey, March 1934



(NOTE)  All printing in Black are the writings by the Tibetan through Alice Bailey

All printing in Blue are comments by MMF


Earlier I gave you some thoughts anent the new groups which come into functioning activity under The Law of Group Progress.  This law has a peculiarly close relation to the new Aquarian Age.* (A Treatise on the Seven Rays, Vol. II and Esoteric Psychology pp. 174-194)

Groups have always existed in the world as for instance the family group unit, but they have been predominantly third ray groups with, therefore, a dominant outer expression and control, and originating as the result of desire. pg 26

Their focus has been outstandingly material, and that has been part of the intended plan.  Right objectivity and expression has been the goal, and still is, of the evolutionary process.  But the groups now forming are a second ray activity and are building groups--building the forms of expression in the new age.  They are not the result of desire, as the term is usually understood, for they are founded basically on a mental impulse.  They are subjective in fact and not objective in nature.  They are distinguished by quality more than by formThat they may eventually produce potent objective effects is to be desired and such is their intent in our minds, but --at the present stage which is that of germination--they are subjective and (occultly speaking) they are "working in the dark."  At some distant date, groups will emerge which will be first ray groups, animated by the will aspect and consequently still more subjective in nature and more esoteric in origin, but with these we need not concern ourselves. pg 27

The family unit (and/or Third Ray Group) stems from desire and they are united but caught up in the world of illusion - the material world, although right objectivity and expression has been the goal, and this still, the evolutionary process.

In 1937 the groups that were forming were Second Ray (that of love/wisdom and illumination).  These groups formed as a result of expansion of consciousness through the "desire now to seek wisdom" as the old Piscean influence was no longer supporting their beliefs - they were working through the mind and were founded on a mental impulse.  As part of the Divine Plan on our evolutionary homeward path they were and are distinguished by quality--again seeding the God Quality of Wisdom/Illumination and the Expansion of Consciousness. At the present time, many, many groups have gathered understanding that a New Age is dawning and that although they are "working in the dark" they  realized that they would not move forward if they continued to work under the Third Ray of "desire" rather, they began working from a mental impulse.

Now let us look at the results of this evolutionary process - i.e. moving from the Piscean Age through the God Quality of Desire to the Aquarian Age working through the mental impulse to the present in the year 2022, when the First Ray God Quality is now in its germinating stage, under the Divine Plan of God and through the power and determination of Sanat Kumara and all those working from Shambala; and let us not forget the beloved Avatar of Synthesis who has volunteered to work under the Will of God (First Ray Impulse) to aid and abet all those who are now presently working in First Ray formation in a worldwide effort as predicted by our beloved Master Djhwal Khul back in 1937 - 85 years ago.

These seed groups are embryonic and therefore, like germinating seeds, their activity is at present dual.  Every seed demonstrates its life by putting out two outward evidences of its internal life and activity, and these seed groups are no exception to this universal law. Their activity is evidenced in a relation to the Hierarchy and their relation to each other.  Not yet have they succeeded in emerging into outer plane activity. Their inner life is not adequately strong, but they are, as says the scripture, "taking root downwards" in order to "bear fruit upwards." pg 27

When Master D. K. speaks to these new seed groups as embryonic and therefore still on the "inner planes" He tells us that we, the New Group of World Servers, were not yet embodied and when we did come into being we came with dual intent, i.e. to work as a group, to work in dual activities, that is, to work directly under Hierarchy as well as working in relation to each other.  You notice He qualifies this by stating that "not yet have they succeeded in emerging into outer plane activity."  And I love how he describes our eventual downward journey into the earth plane by "taking root downwards" in order to "bear fruit upwards".  This is exactly where we are in the year 2022.  All the souls who have come together, gathering together in a worldwide formation, in the Triangles and Twelves, all acting as "One Soul" attuned to the Star Retreat and Hierarchy while at the same time attuned to one another - pretty amazing how the Divine Plan is working out right where we are on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Should these groups develop as intended, should the corporate life of the members persist in right integral relation and should continuance be their keynote, then these seed groups, tiny as they may be, will come to flower, and--through an eventual "scattering of the seed," succeed finally in "covering the earth with verdure."  I am speaking here in the language of symbolism which is, as you well know, the language of truth. One small plant which, in its turn, succeeds in producing a seed, through rightful fruition can thus reproduce itself in multiple order.  Be not therefore unduly impressed by the smallness of the effort.  A tiny seed is a potent force--if duly tended, rightly nurtured and ripened by sun and water within the soil-- its potencies are unpredictable. pgs. 27-28

Note well here what the Master speaks of:  it is through "right integral relation and should continuance of their keynote, then these seed groups... will come to flower" and then there is "the scattering of the seed," while finally "covering the earth with verdure" that would be the "light of the soul" and turning the squares into "Triangles of Light" all around our world. 

He further declares that "One small plant which, in turn, succeeds in reproducing a seed, through rightful fruition can thus reproduce itself in multiple order." This is exactly what is happening in our spiritual groups throughout the world. How is this accomplished? It must be duly tended, through daily prayer and service, nurtured and ripened by sun and water (the Sun of our system and the waters of Aquarius with our earth), and are unpredictable as to how far and wide the Word of God can spread.

Certain germ ideas are emerging into the human consciousness.  These differ peculiarly from those of the past, and it is these widely different ideas which are the distinctive characteristics of the new age, the Aquarian Age.  Hitherto the great ideas which succeeded finally in controlling a race in any age, have been the gift of the intuitive sons or men to their generation.  Advanced human beings have then seized upon the intuited idea, subordinated it to the process of mentation(mental activity-MMF), made it desirable, and then have seen it come into being through the "agency of recognition," as is is occultly called.  One illumined mind would sense the divine idea, needed for the growth of the racial consciousness and then would give it form; the few would recognize it and thus foster its growth; the many would eventually desire it and it then could manifest experimentally and sporadically all over the civilized world of any age, wherever culture of any kind made itself felt.  Thus the idea was manifested.

In the Age of Aquarius, the keynote of this age is the expansion of the mental plane from the "lower mind" to the 6th jiva of the "mind" the highest plane that leads directly to "soul awareness."  Thus, what has been happening over the past 85 years is that Hierarchy planted seed thoughts into the minds of the advanced human individuals, who then would expound upon it explaining that this idea would be needed for the growth of the racial consciousness, this in turn gave it form through the "agency of recognition," thus the few would recognize it and foster its growth (in other words spread the word). Others would desire this idea until eventually it would spread all over the civilized world - thus the idea was manifested. Herein, is a great example of the "keynote of the Aquarian Age" through the mental process and the intuition, the seed thought spread first of all through a few but eventually scattered throughout the world.  This, is what we call progress.

Two ways in which these determining ideas in the past came into being and played their part in leading the race onward might be mentioned. One was through the teaching of some teacher who founded a school of thought, thus working through the minds of a chosen few, and through these eventually colored the thoughts of the men of his time. Of such a teacher,  Plato, Aristotle, Socrates and many others are outstanding examples.  Another method was  the evocation of the desire of the masses for that which is deemed desirable and their mass reorientation towards a fuller life expression. This life expression, founded on some voiced idea, was embedded in an ideal life.  Thus the work of the Saviors of the world came into expression, and this brought about the emergence of a world religion. pg. 28

It was always thus, two ways in which new ideas in the past came into being- One was through the teaching of some teacher of which a school of thought would be established and the ideas would spread to the men of his time.  The other method was through the desire of the masses to more forward in their evolution founded on some voiced idea which became embedded in an ideal life.  When mankind cries out for intervention the Christed One appears once more and thus the world moves forward once again upon the evolutionary Ladder of Jacob.

The first method was strictly mental, and even today remains so:  the masses for instance, know little of Plato and his theories in spite of the fact that he has molded human minds--either through acquiescence in his theories or through refutation of them--down the ages. The other method is strictly emotional and so more easily colors the mass consciousness.  An instance of this was the message of the love of God which Christ enunciated and the emotional reaction of the masses to His life.  His message, and His sacrifice.  Thus the need of the mental few and the emotional many has been met down the ages.  In every case, the origin of the work effected and the medium whereby the race has been guided has been a human-divine consciousness; the medium has been a Personality Who knew and felt and was at-one with the world of ideas, with the inner world order, and with God's plan.  The result of these two techniques of activity has been the emanation of a stream of force, coming from some layer or level of the world consciousness--the mental or the emotional planes--which are aspects of the consciousness of the manifesting deity.  This impact of force has evoked a response from those who function upon one or other of these levels of awareness.  Today, as the integration of the human family proceeds and as the mental level of contact becomes more potent, there is to be found a powerful human reaction of schools of thought and a lessened reaction to the methods of orthodox religion.  This is due to the fact that the trend of the human consciousness is (if I might express it) away from the emotional to the mental levels of consciousness, and this, as far as the masses are concerned, will go on increasing. pgs. 28-29

As we read the above works of  the Master D. K., we come to a better understanding of the interaction of Hierarchy and humanity.  As both methods (emotional and mental) played out and continue to do so at a higher level of awareness today, we can see that when mankind evokes to God of their pain and heartache. Hierarchy responds and lo and behold the teacher arrives with complete understanding of the human consciousness. As an example, when mankind evoked their pain 2000 years ago, the Christ appeared on Earth in answer to their calls.  He brought the teaching of God's love and raised women up and it was through the emotional reaction of the masses to His life, His message, and His sacrifice, that benefited all of mankind through the emotional many and the mental few up to the present time through all the ages. Remember that it was the saints, those who entered the earth with a portion of God's Divine Plan embedded within their souls that allowed them to bring forth the "ideas from Hierarchy," who had the ability to execute their ideals upon others and as divine leaders lead groups of souls with schools established that would expand the consciousness of man.

The time has now come when there are enough people to be found who--having themselves made the religious and the mental approaches to truth definite factors in their consciousness in some small measure, and having established enough soul contact so that they can begin to touch the world of ideas (upon the intuitional levels of consciousness)--can employ a new technique.  Together and as a group they can become sensitive to the incoming new ideas which it is intended should condition the new age that is upon us; together an as a group they can establish the ideals and develop the techniques and methods of the new schools of thought which will determine the new culture; together and as a group they can bring these ideas and ideals into the consciousness of the masses, so that schools of thought and world religions can be blended into one, and the new civilization can emerge.  It will be the product of the mental and emotional fusion of the techniques of the Piscean Age, and it will thus produce an eventual manifestation upon the physical plane of the plan of God for the immediate future.  This is the vision which lies behind the experiment being carried on in the new seed groups. pgs. 29-30

Although the year was 1937, we see that Hierarchy was already working behind the scenes with certain individuals who were seeking Truth and were looking for something beyond their religion.  These changes were very gradual; but definitely changes in ideas and thoughts and ideals were catching on; causing many to leave their orthodox religions seeking the new schools of thought which then determined the new culture. This is when people began acting as a group, which enabled them to quickly bring forth new ideals into the new schools which in turn would bring in the new thoughts that would lead eventually to the new world religions, which in turn in a few decades would blend into one and a new civilization will emerge. We, at the present time are still in the embryonic stage but the seed has been planted and the new group of world servers are coming together under the Star Retreat which will bring it eventually into the physical plane.  No new ideas can happen in the twinkling of an eye, that is why all the "seed  groups" were established, thanks to the Master D. K. who was instrumental in bringing them forth into the world from the year 1931 and He is still working as one of the World Teachers to continue God's Divine Plan for these new ideas and ideals to be grounded in the Physical Plane in time for the Aquarian Age to be anchored into the atmosphere of Earth.

Looking at the whole problem from another angle, it might be stated that the effort of the past has been to raise the consciousness of humanity through the pioneering efforts of its foremost sons.  The effort of the future will be to bring down into manifestation the consciousness of the soul through the pioneering efforts of certain groups.  It has therefore, as you will readily understand, to be a group effort because the soul is group conscious and not individually conscious; the newer truths of the Aquarian Age can only be grasped as a result of group endeavorThis is relatively a new thing.  In the past, a man had a vision and sought to materialize it with the aid of those whom he could impress and influence to think as he did; a man sensed an idea or intuited an idea and then tried to give it form, later calling in the help of those who saw his idea as an ideal; a man had a great ambition which was, in reality, a dim grasping of a part of God's general plan, and he then became a group leader or a ruler, with the assistance of those who succumbed to his power or to his right to guide, lead and dominate them.  And so, progressively, the race has been led from point to point and from stage to stage of unfoldment until today many are seeing the vision, sensing the plan, and dreaming dreams which they can work out together.  This they can do because they recognize each other, because they are beginning to know themselves and each other as souls, because their understanding is united and because (and this is of prime importance) the light of this intellect, the light of knowledge, the light of intuition and the light of understanding is evoked within them; it enters not from without; and in that light, together, they see Light.  It is a group activity, a group recognition, and the result of group at-one-ment. pgs. 30-31

This entire paragraph is awakening us to the fact that although God's Plan was planted as a seed during the Piscean Age, it became the foundation upon which the new group of world servers began.  This seed group was first of all an experiment in seeking those among mankind who would work as group souls. The Masters quickly found out that this experiment, although in its embryonic stage, was rapidly taking hold among the minds within this group and, that as a result, the Divine Plan was quickly working out.  It was because this group was working at the "soul level" as one unit, as one activity, as one group recognition that brought this about.

All this is, however, so new and relatively so rare that these groups remain as yet in an embryonic stage.  We call them the seed groups of the new age. There are many such, as I told you before, but all as yet so small and so undeveloped that the success of their effort remains for the future to decide.  This applies also to the groups which I began to build in 1931 (Discipleship in the New Age, Vols.  I and II). pg. 31

Yes, it was new and it was rare, but it has grown from the seed stage to the embryonic stage to a full blown method of working at the soul level. Not only are the new group of world servers working on the new ideas and techniques that Hierarchy is giving them at the inner levels, they are working at the "soul level." They are now interacting with Hierarchy and bringing forth the Light  from Hierarchy and directing it into all areas of the World on a daily and weekly basis, through the work of Triangles. They are expanding the light in every area of the planet.

It will be apparent to you therefore why it was necessary for the initial or first group to lay the emphasis upon telepathic rapport, because upon that rapport, understandingly cultivated and developed, the success of these seed groups must depend.  It does not mean that their success depends upon the established success of the first group, but upon the comprehension by all the groups of the meaning and purpose and techniques of telepathy. (See Telepathy and the Etheric Vehicle). pg 31

From the time that Madame Helena Blavatsky, Helena & Nicholas Roerich, Guy and Pearl Ballard, Alice A. Bailey and Geraldine Innocente all came into the Planet to bring us various documents from the Ancient Wisdom through the Mahatmas and St. Germain.  This was the first time that mankind was introduced to telepathy from Tibet to Russia; from Hierarchy (St. Germain) to America; from Tibet to New York (The Arcane School); and from Hierarchy (El Morya and various other Masters of Wisdom) to America. Madame Blavatsky and Helena & Nicholas Roerich wrote out everything they received by hand, while Guy and Pearl Ballad and Geraldine Innocente received it both through the spoken word as well as through the typewriter. When certain centers within the Etheric Body are opened then and only then can a clear channel be established between the two parties.  Many people today are working towards that same goal; but because they are working from the mental plane, they are not receiving the pure knowledge like those who have opened the Etheric Body so that there is a pure rapport between the two parties.  The other groups are the military (especially Russia and many within our military) are advancing along the lines of mental communication; but because they are not working from the "soul level" are not always accurate in both sending and receiving information.

The founding upon the inner planes of a school of telepathy to which humanity can become sensitive, even if unconsciously so, is part of the task which the first group, the Telepathic Communicators, has undertaken.  They are the custodians of the group purpose, and work on mental levels.  The second group, the Trained Observers, has the objective to see clearly through the use of the intuition; they serve on astral levels.  The third  group, the Magnetic Healers, has the objective of working with forces on the physical plane.  The other six groups will be mentioned later. pg. 31

I have discussed these "seed groups" in former lessons at some length and I will give a quick overview of why and for what purposes they have been established here on earth.  First of all, D. K. mentions that these schools were founded on "the inner planes" meaning that they are not even in the "seed stage" for most of us.  This is why one particular group are working with this school and are working on the mental plane. When the Master mentions that this group is working as custodians of the "group purpose" this could only mean that they are the seed group that will prepare mankind for the future when all of us are expected to communicate telepathically (and this will be established during the Aquarian Age).

The second group, the Trained Observers, will be working through their intuition, sending and receiving thought-forms but especially receiving from inner planes ideas and information that must be given out to mankind during this period and beyond, this will become established as a link with Hierarchy in the very near future.

The third group, the Magnetic Healers was brought forth in the  20's and 30's as an experiment, Homeopathic Medicine works along the same lines, re-energizing the entire body.  When working with forces from the physical plane, it means working with energy and magnetic fields as well as flowers and herbs in order to heal the body.  Here again, we should mention the Elemental Kingdom, that can work with mankind in finding which plants and herbs work for any particular disease.

You have become somewhat accustomed to the concept of these groups.  The novelty is dying out and you are apt to ask yourselves whether there is, in the last analysis, anything really new in them.  I will give you further on three reasons for the fact of their being a step in advance of anything hitherto possible on the physical plane.  This may reestablish their importance in your minds and enable you to carry forward your work with fresh ardor.  I have stated that these groups constitute an experiment and that they are connected paramountly with the work of the new age as it will express itself through the coming civilization and the future culture.  It might be of value here if I pointed out the distinction which exists between a civilization and a culture.

A civilization is an expression of a mass level of consciousness as that consciousness works out in physical plane awarness, physical plane adjustments, relationships and methods of living.  A culture is essentially an expression of the intellectually and vitally mental significances and the state of consciousness of mentally polarized people of the race, of the intelligentsia or of those who constitute the link between the inner world of soul life and the outer world of tangible phenomena.  In those words the raison d'etre of the mental plane is concisely stated.  Its function in this connection will be increasingly understood during the next few decades. pgs. 31-32

So, civilization is the expression of the consciousness of the masses that consciousness being worked out on the physical plane in methods of living.  While a culture is an expression of the intellectually and vitally mental understanding and also the "state of consciousness" of mentally polarized people of the race - in other words the highly intelligent people who are the link between the inner "soul" world and the outer world of tangible phenomena. This means that culture stems from those who set the standards and ideals of the race through their connection with their soul and its ability to contact the Hierarchy on inner levels and bringing those ideas and ideals to the outer material world. 

The masses are negative to the plane of desire and of feeling, and the civilization of any age is largely the exteriorization of that particular level of consciousness.  The intelligentsia are positive and their positive mental orientation produces the culture of their time, or their race or their community.  We have therefore in the human family: 

    Masses ...   Negative...    responsive to desire...    Civilization 

    Intellectuals... Positive... responsive to mind...    Culture pg. 32

Its indicative in the above example of where the Masses are compared to those Intellectuals who bring forth the culture to the Masses, while the Masses only respond to desire; but the blending of the two will result eventually in opening up the consciousness to a higher awareness of the higher mental plane during our present time and on into the future. 

In these you have the two poles which distinguish the race, and it is through the interplay between these two that human activity, progress and development is generated and carried forward. pg. 32

As stated above gradually there will be an interplay between these two poles that will bring progress and development to the masses carrying them forward into the Aquarian Age.

There is another grouping which should not be overlooked.  The spiritually minded people of the world are negative to the higher spiritual world as it expresses itself through or calls forth the higher type of desire which we call aspiration.  This produces those exponents of the spiritual nature who constitute--in the aggregate--the Church of Christ or the world religions in the exoteric sense and in any race or time.  Positive to this group and giving them the keynote of the culture of their particular age on this higher turn of the spiral are the esotericists and aspirants throughout the world.  These are responsive to the mind aspect.  In this way the spiritual culture and the resultant civilization comes into being and to it the lower becomes responsible.  You have, therefore, the masses and the intellectuals together negative in their turn to the positive impression of the deeper civilization and culture as it is expressed through the religions of the world and the groups of idealistic esoteric seekers after reality.  These latter are the glory of every age and the positive germ of the subjective unfolding impulse which is basically the source of all current phenomenal appearance.

This group of religionists and esoteric aspirants in their turn constitute the negative pole to the positive impression and energy of the planetary or occult Hierarchy.  Consequently, we have:

        Negative Groups                                    Positive Groups 

The Masses                                        The Intelligentsia

The Churches and religions            The Esotericists, aspirants

                                                                and occultists

The Esotericists, in their turn         The Planetary Hierarchy

Broadly speaking, these groups divide themselves into the extroverted groups and the introverted groups, into the objective and the subjective levels of consciousness, and into the major divisions of the phenomenal world and the world of spiritual realities.

The problem before the Hierarchy at the beginning of the new or Aquarian Age was how to fuse and blend these two distinct groups, attitudes or states of consciousness so that from their fusion a third group could emerge which would be exterior in its activity and yet consciously alive to the interior values; they should be able to function upon the outer plane of appearances and at the same time, be equally awake and active upon the inner plane of reality and of spiritual living. pgs. 32-33

I would like to say here from the standpoint of living through the subsequent years that from the time I graduated from high school there began to be significant changes within the churches, both Catholic and Protestant; Pope John the 23rd brought about many changes within the Catholic Church and he also reached out to all the Protestant Churches in such a way that there was a greater interaction between all Christian faiths (I can't give testimony to the Muslin and Jewish Faiths as I wasn't familiar with their traditions) but I can say that since the mid-sixties there has been a much better interchange of ideas and theosophy. When you look at the Two Groups both at different polarities; we can see how mankind has gradually moved into the (seeking of Truth - 5th Ray) and has left the old orthodox religions because they were no longer serving the intelligentsia and therefore, in seeking many of the intelligentsia found the Truth lay in accord with the spiritual Hierarchy and their theosophical schools.  This is the blending that Master D. K. talks about in this book.

This type of dual functioning is the easiest activity for the Members of the Hierarchy and constitutes the sine qua non* (means "a thing that is absolutely necessary and/or without which not....) prior to association with that Hierarchy.  It was realized that many people could be trained in the appreciation of this possibility and slowly developed to the point where theory could pass into practice.  Yet these people would not be equipped throughout their natures in such a way that they were ready to become part of the occult Hierarchy even in the stage of accepted disciples. pg. 34

Again, at the time of this writing, people were in the embryonic stage and like Hierarchy they were willing and able to become trained and developed wherein theory became practice; but they were still coming out of the emotional state of consciousness and were not ready to become a part of the occult Hierarchy. This is not where we are at the present time, many are moving rapidly through group soul consciousness into interaction with Hierarchy both giving and receiving the forces of light that can now be distributed to various regions of the world.

It was the realization of the need for a bridging group which would be neither entirely negative nor entirely positive which prompted some of the Masters (Who are connected with the Hierarchy) to form the New Group of World Servers.  These people belong to neither group and yet they can function more or less in relation to both. This as you well know, has been done with quite a measure of success and this large group now exists and is magnetic enough to draw forth response from the mass of world aspirants and servers (who represent the current civilization and current culture) and at the same time to absorb and thus transmit knowledge, wisdom, force and light from the Planetary Hierarchy.  pg. 34

Well look how far we've come from the late 1930's, the New Group of world Servers don't affiliate with either of the former groups and we can function in relation to both (this is in order to maintain the connection between the Piscean Age and the Aquarian Age and the mass consciousness of much of mankind.  The Masters are now working and interacting with this group and are realizing how successful the bringing forth of this group upon the stage of life is at this point. It all points back to the formulation of this group that now exists and is magnetic enough to draw forth response from the mass of world aspirants and servers( who represent both the current civilization and the current culture) and at the same time  they can transmit knowledge, wisdom, fore and light from the Planetary Hierarchy. 

It has now been deemed possible to form groups within the new group of world servers whose members can begin to prepare  themselves to express both the phenomenal and the impulsive, the negative and the positive, the material and the spiritual with such a measure of success that, in due time, there can exist on earth a replica of the Hierarchy, its methods and techniques of work.  Such is the purpose of the groups which I have formed, and of other groups throughout the world who--in a different way and form, and employing perchance a different phraseology--yet are motivated and actuated as are the seed groups for which I have made myself responsible. pg 34

So, from these "seed groups" which are formed within the new group of world servers, we can now see what has come forth from this experiment started by the Master D. K.  They have already expressed themselves both the phenomenal and the impulsive the negative and the positive, the material and the spiritual with such a measure of success that already there exists on the earth a replica of the Hierarchy, its methods and techniques of work. We are now working worldwide on the Triangles, the Twelves and even other groups that Master D. K. has formed that we are not yet aware of.

The  three reasons for their importance might therefore be stated as follows:

1.  They constitute the germ of life which will result in the emergence of the Hierarchy at a later date upon earth, coming forth from the seclusion of the ages to function again in the light of physical day.  pgs. 34-35

Yes, within the next few years--and already some of the Hierarchy have already externalized and are scattered throughout the world - they are preparing the way, the truth and the light of the Coming One as well as the lowering into the atmosphere of Earth the New Jerusalem.

2. They are a bridging group, bridging between the negative mass of mankind and the positive agency of the Hierarchy . That is the reason why, in these groups, emphasis is laid upon service because that embodies response to the mass and its need, and upon soul contact because that embodies response to the world of souls, as typified for us in the occult Hierarchy. pg. 35

It is through meditation, prayer and service that the New Group of World Servers will work as bridges - mediators between Hierarchy and Humanity - through the Twelves and the Triangles a worldwide network of tangible light and knowledge is being given  to the masses and as that light force enters the planet the darkness is dissolving and many of those who work and live in darkness are now being brought into "light, illumination and love forever". 

3.  They also hold within themselves as a group the seeds of the coming civilization and the germ of the new culture.  The germ of the life of the new age is there, within the husk of the old age and the old forms.  Hence the opportunity, the service and the problems of these groups. pg 35

There you have it, the seed within the nut shell - these light-bearers carry the seeds of the coming civilization (the Aquarian Age) and the germ of the new culture (the Externalization of Hierarchy on Earth) Who will be working directly with these groups to bring about the awareness to the masses who are still living within the husk of the old age (Piscean Age) and the old forms (religions).  This is the opportunity (open door to unity with God), the service and the problems of these groups.  Now when we speak of problems, we are talking about those who are still clinging to the old religions and who will rebel at any changes to the old ways - this will be an ongoing problem for some time to come. 

Let me endeavor to indicate to you in what manner these groups can measure up to the threefold demand or opportunity mentioned above. 

 1,  They conceal and nurture the germ or seed of the new civilization of the Aquarian Age.

As working with the Hierarchy is always accomplished through the soul of the aspirant, they are responsible for carrying within them the germ or seed of the new civilization of the Aquarian Age.  They will bring it forth when the time is right and Hierarchy has established themselves in every area of the planet and when the Coming One is entering the atmosphere of Earth.

2.  They bridge between the old groups and the new group, between the mass of men (of whom the foremost find their way into the new group of world servers) and the Planetary Hierarchy.

Again, it is sometimes through the teaching of the schools established to bring forth the Wisdom of the Ages; but often times it is through the actions of these groups, the service to mankind and the example of individuals living in the soul that attracts and forms the bridge between the mass of men and the group souls. 

3. They will constitute in the future an aspect of the Hierarchy and its work upon the outer physical plane. 

As the Master D. K. speaks about the future when Hierarchy and its work is established upon the outer physical plane, then we will see major changes in every part of life. Especially those coming into the planet from each of the seven rays - Each God Quality bringing with it a powerful force of energy that will shift the thinking of the masses bringing them into a higher consciousness and more soul awareness.

You will note that the first opportunity concerns  the spirit aspect of the vital impulsive life aspect of divinity; that the second concerns the soul aspect or the subjective consciousness aspect of divinity; whilst the third concerns the body aspect or the physical expression, through consciousness, of the divine life.  The first three groups which I have formed are intended to be small reflections of these three aspects from the angle of modern need and the meeting of that need.

The reason the Master D. K. brought forth these various seed groups was to give an opportunity for mankind to experience the spiritual aspect and vital impulsive life aspect of divinity; while the second concerns the soul aspect (once the masses feel comfortable with the spiritual aspect, they will then move into contact with their own souls) or the subjective consciousness aspect of divinity; thus the third concerns the body aspect or the outward physical expression, through the lower mental plane of the divine life. The reason that D. K. brought forth these particular seed groups is for them to be the reflections of these three aspects from the angle of modern needs and how to meet those needs.