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Yet it is one and the same entity which participates in and is responsible for all the differentiated aspects, steps and stages—experimenting, experiencing and expressing consciously in every one of these stages or modes of life, until the fourth initiation. Then consciousness itself gives place to life, and yet remains itself. To the above statement, add the fact that it is the fourth kingdom in nature which undergoes all that is indicated above and is conditioned by the four aspects of the one sutratma. Once this is grasped, the beauty of the symbolism and the numerological relationships emerge significantly.


Until the stage of projection is reached, the methods employed by all disciples on all Rays are identical. Their intention is one, and they all have to attain the same measure of tension and of preparation for the construction of the bridge by gathering the needed energy from two sources—the personality and the Soul. By this focussing and its resultant tension, by thus evoking the Spiritual Triad and starting the dual process of building from both ends of the bridge (if such a phrase is possible and permissible). the work goes forward uniformly. The use of the creative imagination is now called forth and this forms the second stage. This presents a real difficulty for the first Ray and the seventh Ray aspirants. Neither type can with facility organise the material energy, orient energy currents, and see their objective clearly in the mind's eye pictorially. It is a process which is profoundly difficult for them. It must, however, in some way be done, because the use of the visual imagination is an essential factor in the building process and one of the major means of focussing, prior to projection.

This process of projection falls into three main activities:

  1.  After due focussing and after careful, sequential and systematic picturing the "rainbow bridge," the disciple—by a distinct and separate effort—calls in the will aspect of his nature, as far as he can in this incarnation. It is in this connection that the differing Ray methods make their appearance, the difference being determined by the quality of the Ray life.

  1.  The disciple has to preserve steadily the triple consciousness, not simply theoretically but also factually, so that three paralleling lines of thought, or three streams of active energy, are used by him simultaneously:

  1. He is aware of himself, personality and Soul, as occupied with the process of bridge building. He never for one second loses his sense of conscious identity.

  1. He is aware of the point of focussed tension which he has succeeded in producing and that three streams of energy have contributed to it—the focussed energy of the personality, poised in the lower concrete mind, the inflowing magnetic energy of the Soul, streaming out from the twelve petals of the three tiers plus the innermost tier of the Egoic lotus, and the energy of the "jewel in the lotus"—all streaming into the center of tension on the mental levels of the lower mind.

  1. He is aware of as much of the consciousness of his Ray energy as can enter into his awareness; this is his Egoic Ray energy and not personality force. He endeavours to see himself as a point of particular energy coloured by his Ray life, and carefully bears in mind that the energy of his Egoic Ray is the major energy through which the Monad is attempting to express itself, and also that his threefold Egoic vehicle is a reflection of and closely related to the three aspects of the Spiritual Triad. It is this relation (and its conscious interplay and effect) which is evoked by the building of the Antahkarana, and which eventually (when it is powerful enough) brings into radiant activity the "jewel in the lotus."

  1. When these three stages of realisation have been completed as far as the disciple feels he is capable of carrying them, then and only then does he prepare himself for the distinctive use of his Ray method in preparing for the "projecting sound" or Word of Power.


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