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The conscious is limited to that which the man knows himself to be and have in the present—the category of qualities, characteristics, powers, tendencies and knowledges of all kinds which constitute a mans stock in trade and of which he is definitely aware or of which the psychologist is aware. These are displayed in his window for all to see, and they make him what he apparently is to the outer onlooking world.

By the super-conscious, I mean those potencies and knowledges which are available but which are as yet uncontacted and unrecognised and, therefore, of no immediate use. These are the wisdom, love and abstract idealism which are inherent in the nature of the Soul but which are not yet, and never have been a part of the equipment available for use. Eventually, all these powers will be recognised and used by man.


It will be apparent to you, therefore, that one of the first studies to be made in this new approach to the psychological field will be to discover:

  1.  Which Rays, major and minor, are conditioning and determining the nature of the man, and evoking the quality of his daily life.

  1.  Which of these five energies is (at the time of the difficulty) the most dominant, and through which body or vehicle it is focused.

  1.  Which of these Ray energies is struggling against the imposed dominance, mentioned above. These are:

  1. Varying aspects of the same energy within their own particular field.

  1. Higher energies which are endeavouring to control the lower energies and therefore indicating a cleavage in the man's nature.

  1. The energy of the fusion process itself, which unifies the lower energies into one functioning personality.

  1. The adjustment of the bridging process between the two major energies. This will result in the at- one-ment of Soul and of the personality.


This theme is of outstanding interest at this time because of the mystical tendency and the Spiritual urge which distinguishes humanity as a whole, and because of the definite results—some of them bad, many of them good—which the growing practice of meditation is bringing about in the world of men. These results of mystical and Spiritual aspiration and of applied occult or intellectual meditation (in contradistinction to the mystical approach) must be faced and understood or a great opportunity will be lost and certain undesirable developments will appear and need later to be offset.

This is a time of unusual crisis. One point, nevertheless, seems impressed upon my mind, and I would like to emphasise it. In these times of crisis and consequent opportunity, it is essential that men should realize two things: first, that it is a time of stimulation, and also that it is a time of crisis for the Hierarchy as well as for men. This latter point is oft forgotten; the hierarchical crisis is of great importance, owing to its relative rarity. Human crises are frequent and—from the time angle—of almost regular occurrence. But this is not the case where the Hierarchy is concerned. Also when a human crisis and a hierarchical crisis coincide and are simultaneous, there emerges an hour of dominant opportunity, and for the following reasons:

  1. The attention of the Great Ones is entirely focused, owing to planetary affairs, in one particular

        direction. A synthesis of planned effort appears.

  1. These occasions are so rare that when they do occur, they indicate a solar, as well as a planetary,


  1. Certain forces and powers, exterior to the government of the solar system, have been called into play,

        owing to the planetary emergency. This emergency is of such importance (from the angle of

        consciousness) that the Solar Logos has seen fit to invoke external agencies to aid.


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