The Cosmic Clock for Washington D.C.


The Cosmic Clock is the science of charting the cycles of the soul's karma and initiations on the twelve lines of the clock under the twelve hierarchies of the Great Central Sun. 


The ascended masters of the Great White Brotherhood initiate earth’s evolutions in the God-consciousness of each of the hierarchies, as taught by Mother Mary to Mark and Elizabeth Prophet for sons and daughters of God returning to the Law of the One and their point of origin beyond the worlds of form and lesser causation. (Source: Elizabeth Clare Prophet, “Seminar on the Cosmic Clock:  Charting the Cycles of Your Karma, Psychology and Spiritual Powers on the Cosmic Clock,” 2 audiocassettes and accompanying packet of study materials, available from the Summit Lighthouse website at


Cities also have divine blueprints with specific major monuments and buildings that are spiritual focuses and that correspond to the twelve lines of the cosmic clock.  The following summary describes the monuments and buildings of the cosmic clock of Washington, DC:

12             Shrine of the Immaculate Conception:

The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the spiritual home to thousands of pilgrims from the United States and abroad.  The nation’s first Catholic bishop, John Carroll, placed the young nation under Mother Mary’s protection, and Pope Pius IX proclaimed her patroness of the U.S. in 1847, under her title of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception.  The idea of a shrine to her title was founded by Bishop Thomas Shahan in 1913, but the building was not completed until 1959.  Located on the campus of the Catholic University of America, the shrine is the largest Catholic church in the Western hemisphere, a real commanding presence in the skyline of the north sector of Washington, DC.  The structure’s blend of Byzantine and Romanesque architecture is modeled after Florentine basilicas.  Within the church, more than 60 chapels/oratories reflect some history of the multi-ethnic community of the church and the nation’s immigrant heritage, with, for instance, chapels dedicated to Mary, Queen of Ireland, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Czestochowa, and more.

1                                            Lincoln Memorial: 


The Lincoln Memorial stands at the west end of the National Mall as a neoclassical monument to the 16th president.  The memorial, designed by Henry Bacon after ancient Greek temples, stands almost 100 feet high.  The statue of Lincoln is 19-feet high, a solitary figure, sitting in contemplation in the central hall of the monument.  The north and south side chambers contain carved inscriptions of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address and his Gettysburg Address.

A commission to plan a monument was first proposed in 1867, shortly after Lincoln’s death, but the project was never started for lack of funds.  Congress later approved the bill to construct the memorial in 1910; the memorial opened to the public in 1922.  It has been the site of many large public gatherings and protests.  Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech here in 1963.

2                                            The White House: 

The White House is the official residence of the president of the U.S. Built in its original form between 1792 and 1800, and situated at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Its stylistically simple architecture and design reflects the stolid republican ideals of the founding fathers.  Known variously through its history as the President’s Palace, The President’s House, and the Executive Mansion, the building has always been most popularly known as the White House.  This designation became official in 1901, when Theodore Roosevelt had the name engraved on his stationery.  It has been the home of every president in American history with the exception of George Washington, who approved the act that led to its construction.

 Before the Federal government was established in Washington, DC, George Washington lived in New York City and at Mount Vernon, Virginia.  The White House then became the first public building erected in Washington, DC. It was designed by Irish-American architect, James Hoban, who won an architecture competition for designed organized by Washington and Jefferson in 1792. President John Adams and his family were the first to reside there, starting in 1800.

During the War of 1812, British troops set fire to the structure, destroying the interior.  President James Madison brought Hoban back to restore the mansion; it was during this construction that the house was painted white.  Additions and renovations were undertaken during several administrations of the 20th century, including the extension of the West Wing, which houses the well-known Oval Office.

3                                            The Washington Monument

The Washington Monument, located at the western end of the National Mall, honors our first president, George Washington.  The monument was modeled after a classic Egyptian obelisk, and at 555 ft. high, is one of the tallest masonry structures in the world.  The walls of the monument are made of marble from Maryland and Massachusetts; the top observation area displays 192 memorial stones donated by states, organizations, foreign countries and individuals.  A bronze replica of a statue of Washington by French sculptor Jean Antoine Houdon stands in the waiting area. On the aluminum cap atop the monument are inscribed the Latin words, "Laus Deo," which means, "Praise be to God." These words are out of sight, yet they were very meaningfully placed at this highest point over the capital of the nation, in homage to the concept that we are one nation under God.

The idea of a memorial honoring Washington developed in the 1780s, yet the cornerstone was not laid until 1848.  The monument was completed in 1884 and opened to the public in 1888.  A major renovation to restore the structure was completed in the summer of 2000.


4                                            The Smithsonian Institution: 

The original Smithsonian Institution Building, also known as the Castle, was designed by the prominent New York architect, James Renwick, and erected on the Mall between 1847 and 1855.  Chartered by Congress in 1846, the Smithsonian was established due to the generous bequest of James Smithson, an English scientist.  Items to be exhibited in the institution were specifically confined to the fields of natural history, art and objects of “foreign and curious research.”  Today, the Smithsonian is composed of 16 museums and galleries, the National Zoo, and numerous research facilities in the U.S. and abroad, holding some 140 million artifacts and specimens in its trust.  Nine Smithsonian museums are located on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the Capitol.

5                                            U.S. Capitol: 

The United States Capitol is among the most symbolically important and architecturally impressive buildings in the Nation.  It has housed the meeting chambers of the House of Representatives and the Senate for two centuries.  Started in 1793, the building has been through many construction phases.  It stands today as a monument to the American people and their government; its design, derived from ancient Greece and Rome, evokes ideals that guided the nation’s founders as they framed their new republic.

The cornerstone was laid by President Washington in 1783.  Initial work progressed under the direction of three architects.  The north wing was completed for the first session of Congress in 1800.  In 1803, the south wing was completed.  British troops set fire to the building in 1814, during the War of 1812.  The building was restored and the chambers of the Senate, House, and Supreme Court were ready for use by 1819.  By 1850, the Capitol could no longer accommodate the increasing numbers of senators and representatives and thus was extended.  In 1856, the old dome was removed and work began on a replacement with a new, fireproof cast-iron dome.  Construction was suspended in 1861 so that the Capitol could be used as a military barracks, hospital and bakery during the Civil War.  However, in 1862, construction resumed, because Lincoln believed that the Capitol must go on, just as the Union must go on.  Work on the dome and extensions was completed in 1868, although the 20th century brought even further changes, especially in strengthening, renovating and preserving the building.

The bronze Statue of Freedom is the crowning feature of the dome of the Capitol.  She is a classical figure of freedom wearing flowing draperies, resting upon the hilt of a sword and holding a laurel wreath of victory and the shield of the United States with 13 stripes.  Her helmet is encircled by stars and features a crest composed of an eagle’s head, feathers, and talons, a reference to Native American costume.  She stands on a cast-iron globe encircled with the national motto, E Pluribus Unum.  She stands 19.5 ft. tall and weighs about 15,000 pounds.  Her crest rises 288 feet above the east front plaza of the Capitol.

Sculptor Thomas Crawford was commissioned to design the statue in 1855; she was finally completed and installed on the Capitol dome in 1863.  In 1993, after almost 130 years in place, the statue was removed for restoration and reinstalled in honor of the bicentennial of the Capitol.

In a dictation of November 23, 1975, Ascended Master Saint Germain said of the Statue, “I select the monument, the focal point for the enshrining of freedom, and I place that focus of freedom in the heart of America, in the very heart chakra of the Goddess of Freedom over the Capitol building of the United States.”  (Source: The Greater Way of Freedom, The Summit Lighthouse, 1976, pp. 9, 42).

On July 6, 1963, in Washington, DC, Ascended Master Omri-Tas announced:  “Magnificent violet fire angels from Saint Germain’s own band have volunteered to blaze a path through cosmic highways toward the earth planet and to focus it, beloved ones, upon your nation’s capital…The charge of violet fire shall utilize the Capitol dome as an electrode and it shall radiate out as from a great hub throughout the entire planet known as Earth.  Every chela (disciple) of (Ascended Master) Saint Germain upon this planet shall be blessed with the radiation which we shall pour forth…To complete our great experiment of light we shall now form beautiful, magnificent spheres of violet flame, and we are going to roll them down this cosmic highway in much the manner of a bowler attempting to knock down bowling pins.  But we shall hit our mark.  There are 144,000 of these spheres.  Each one of the priests of the sacred fire here has one in command….For the next 12 hours there shall be a continual release, spaced by cosmic law, of violet flame from this planet.”  These spheres, visible to the physical sight, were seen by the Messengers and students in the sky over Washington following the dictation.  (Source:  Peals of Wisdom, Book II, Vol. 34/65, 12/15/91, The Summit Lighthouse, 1988, p. 682).

The Ascended Master Lanello later came back to reference these spheres with the following comments:  “The violet planet is accelerated into another vibration, higher than that of Earth.  And thus you see how that momentum could draw up this planet into her rightful place.  For Earth’s destiny [in this solar system] is to be Freedom’s Star…the star of the Seventh Ray and the Seventh Age.  This is precisely the purpose of Omri-Tas’ coming in Washington, DC, many years ago, releasing [the resurging power of the violet flame focused in the Nation’s Capitol and] violet flame spheres which were physically visible in the skies.  It was to contact [chelas (disciples) of Ascended Master Saint Germain and the seventh dispensation] and to increase the desire for freedom and the violet flame.”  (Source: Pearls of Wisdom, Vol. 31/86, 12/24/88, The Summit Lighthouse).

6                                   U.S. Supreme Court: 

The Supreme Court building, constructed between 1932-35, was designed by noted architect Cass Gilbert.  The first session of the Supreme Court was convened early in 1790, but it took some 145 years for the Court to find a permanent residence.  During those years the Supreme Court lived a nomadic existence, initially meeting in the Royal Exchange Building in New York, then meeting in Independence Hall and later in City Hall when the national capital moved to Philadelphia in late 1790.  The Court moved again when the Federal government moved in 1800 to the permanent capital in Washington, DC.  Congress lent the Court space in the new Capitol building.  Finally, in 1929, President Taft persuaded Congress to authorize a permanent home for the Court.

The building was designed on a scale in keeping with the importance and dignity of the Court and the Judiciary as a coequal, independent branch of the Federal government and as a symbol of “the national ideal of justice in the highest sphere of activity.”  Capping the entrance is the pediment filled with a sculpture group representing Liberty Enthroned Guarded by Order and Authority.  The bronze west entrance doors depict historic scenes in the development of the law.  Another sculpture group, above the east entrance, represents the great lawgivers, Moses, Confucius, and Solomon, flanked by symbolic groups representing Means of Enforcing the Law, Tempering Justice with Mercy, Carrying on Civilization, and Settlement of Disputes between States.

7                      Goddess  of Liberty at the Federal Reserve Building


The Federal Reserve Building is the home of the Board of Governors of the central banking system of the United States.  Created in 1913, the Federal Reserve serves as the banker to both the banking community and the government; it also issues the national currency, conducts monetary policy, and plays a major role in the supervision and regulation of banks and bank holding companies.  The Fed’s actions generally have a significant effect on U.S. interest rates and, subsequently, on stock, bond, and other financial markets.  In the critical area of regulating the nation’s money supply, the Federal Reserve is independent within the government and is sometimes considered a fourth branch of the government because its powerful group of policymakers is free from the usual restrictions of governmental checks and balances. 


The ascended masters have spoken frequently about the federal reserve, stating that is actually a “non-reserve of nation’s money system,” and represents the manipulation of the economy (Source: Saint Germain, POW, Vol. 23/7, 2/17/80, The Summit Lighthouse).  In October 1977, the Ascended Master God of Gold said, “the formation of the Federal Reserve system must be challenged and reversed because it is no part of the divine plan of the United States….The American people must understand the great fraud that has been perpetrated upon them by this printing of money without backing.  The grinding out of money by the printing presses will surely cause the collapse of the economies of the nations…The salvation of the soul of America depends upon the re-establishment of gold.”


The Ascended Lady Master Goddess of Liberty, who stands over this Federal Reserve site, said this in a 1975 dictation, “Let this nation, then, be restored to the divine economy and the divine principles of government.  Let the essence of these principles be drawn from the Source, the one Source of the I AM THAT I AM, the true lawgiver of each individual God flame.  Let there be a restoration, a regeneration, a rejuvenation, and a resurrection of life in the four lower bodies of those who have chosen to be a free people!  And let this choosing be transferred to every nation.  Let the example be set and let it be transferred!” (Source: The Greater Way of Freedom, The Summit Lighthouse, 1976, p. 31).



8                      Tomb of the Unknowns: 

The Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington Cemetery in Arlington, VA, just across the Potomac River from the Lincoln Memorial, is also known as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and has never been officially named.  Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater in 1921.  The white marble sarcophagus facing Washington, DC has three Greek figures representing Peace, Victory, and Valor sculpted into it.  Inscribed on the back of the Tomb are the words, “Here Rests in Honored Glory an American Soldier Known but to God.”  The Tomb sarcophagus was placed above the grave of the Unknown Soldier of World War I.  West of the World War I Unknown are the crypts of unknowns from World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam wars.

9                      The Pentagon:

The Pentagon, headquarters of the U.S. Department of Defense, is one of the world’s largest office buildings, virtually a city in itself.  The National Capitol could fit into any of the five wedge-shaped sections.  Approximately 23,000 employees, both military and civilian, contribute to the planning and execution of the defense of our country and work at the Pentagon.  Built during the early years of World War II, the Pentagon is still thought of as one of the most efficient buildings in the world.  Despite 17.5 miles of corridors, it takes only 7 minutes to walk between any two points in the building.  Each of four corridors is dedicated to the four branches of the military—Army, Air Force, Marine, and Navy—and the fifth corridor is dedicated to the office of the Secretary of Defense.

10                    Jefferson Memorial: 

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, modeled after the Pantheon in Rome, is America’s foremost memorial to our third president.  The circular, colonnaded structure in the classic style was introduced to this country by Thomas Jefferson.  Architect John Russell Pope used Jefferson’s own architectural tastes in the design of the Memorial.  The cornerstone of the Memorial was laid by President Roosevelt in 1939.  In 1941, Rudolph Evans was commissioned to sculpt the 19-ft. tall statue of Thomas Jefferson, which looks out from the Memorial’s interior toward the White House.  Adolph Weinman’s sculpture of the five members of the Declaration of Independence drafting committee submitting their report to Congress is featured on the triangular pediment.

11                    The Second Division Memorial
                            or “Flaming
Sword Monument:” 

The Flaming Sword Monument, officially known as the Second Division Memorial, was originally constructed to memorialize the United States Army Second Division’s dead from World War I.  The gold flaming sword is a symbolic impediment of the German advance on Paris.

Since its construction, two additions have been made to honor the dead of World War II and the Korean War.  Each Memorial Day members of the Second (Indianhead) Division Association, along with friends and relatives, gather at the memorial to lay wreaths in memory of those who have passed on.  The memorial is located on the Ellipse, behind the White House and across from the Washington Monument.