By Alice A. Bailey
*The books of Alice A. Bailey, written in cooperation with a Tibetan instructor among 1919-1949, represent a continuation of the Ageless Wisdom--a physique of esoteric instructing passed down from precedent days in a sort that's continually compatible to every interval. meant to precede and the arrival period, the Alice A. Bailey writings supply an unheard of religious method of such topics because the educating on Shamballa and the trail of non secular evolution; the religious Hierarchy; the hot discipleship and coaching in meditation as a kind of carrier; the instructing at the seven rays and the recent psychology of the soul; the instructing on esoteric astrology; and the hot international faith, which emphasizes the typical thread of fact linking the entire significant international faiths. In her foreword to this booklet, the writer comments, The unsleeping evocation of the Christ existence within the human center and our fast integration into the dominion of God are the quick initiatives forward, embodying our accountability, chance and future. The 5 expansions of awareness wherein this integration and evocation continue are basically portrayed right here because the correspondences of the 5 climaxing stories of the grasp Jesus in the course of His existence in Palestine. those are the 5 initiations referred to as the beginning, Baptism, Transfiguration, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension. via those 5 levels at the method, we persist with the grasp from Bethlehem to Calvary. whereas those initiations are popularly recognized via the Christian terminology, in the adventure of the non secular Hierarchy the fourth and 5th initiations are often called the initiation of Renunciation and the initiation of Revelation. The crucifixion event of the grasp Jesus concerned Him within the nice renunciation of His personal soul, with a ensuing revelation within the gentle of the non secular Triad. those reports are either symbolic and genuine, environment guideposts alongside the way in which of the disciple. a few realizing of those Mysteries printed by means of the Christ and the grasp Jesus, as They exemplified the event of the human soul in the course of the 5 levels of its non secular trip, may be useful to person guy dealing with the titanic span of a similar five-fold adventure. this is often most likely the issue of maximum price and repair to the aspirant, environment his toes at the direction of go back; that the event of the grasp Jesus, together with that of the Crucifixion, the good Renunciation, displays throughout the lives of all people. throughout the divine lifestyles in us, and because the Christ precept unfolds in our center and realization, the sons of guys stroll the way in which of the move ultimately to develop into soul-illumined Sons of God. figuring out anything of this stuff, conscious of the religious trip sooner than all males from level to level at the direction of Initiation, an actual provider opens prior to the aspirant. carrier needs to extend and show itself on broader and extra inclusive strains, and we needs to learn how to function Christ served, to like all males as He enjoyed them and, via the efficiency of our non secular power and the standard of our provider, stimulate all we meet so they can also serve and love and develop into participants of the dominion ...the name is for sane and common women and men who can understand the location, face what has to be performed, after which provide their lives to expressing for the area the features of the voters of the dominion of Souls; love, knowledge, silence, non- separativeness and freedom.
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Let us enumerate some of these. There are (1) birth from a Virgin mother; (2) the birth in a stable (cave or underground chamber); and (3) on the 25th December (just after the winter solstice). There is (4) the Star in the East (Sirius) and (5) the arrival of the Magi (the 'Three King's); there is (6) the threatened Massacre of the Innocents, and the consequent flight into a distant country (told also of Krishna and other Sungods). There are the Church festivals of (7) Candlemas (2nd February), with processions of candles to symbolize the growing light; of (8) Lent, or the arrival of Spring; of (9) Easter Day (normally on 25th March) to celebrate the crossing of the Equator by the Sun; and (10) simultaneously the outburst of lights at the Holy Sepulchre at Jerusalem.
There is a power which maketh all things new. It lives and moves in those who know the Self as One. " When that Sign is seen and the Word is heard, the next step will be the recording of the Vision. The Plan and the part to be played by the initiate are shown to him, and he knows what he has to do. This Vision is spoken of as "the vision of God," but it is expressed to man in terms of God's will and the completeness of that which God intends. We are intended to be initiate into the mystery of that will.
There is in nature some mysterious value which is connected with the first, the third, and the fifth - the beginning, the middle point and the climaxing consummation. " Between these high points, in the intervals of which the details are given us in the Gospel story, the work is carried on which makes the later achievements possible. We are primarily considering in this book the technique of the entrance into the kingdom of God. That kingdom exists, and birth into it is as inescapable as birth into the human family.
From Bethlehem to Calvary by Alice A. Bailey