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:

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