Glossary of Ascended Master Terms and Definitions


Adept. A true adept is an initiate of the Great White Brotherhood of a high degree of attainment, especially in the control of Matter, physical forces, nature spirits, and bodily functions; fully the alchemist undergoing advanced initiations of the sacred fire on the path of the ascension.


Afra. Afra was the first member of the black race to make his ascension. Long ago, he offered name and fame to God to sponsor a vast continent and a mighty people. When he ascended, he asked to be called simply "a brother" (frater in Latin), hence the name Afra. The continent of Africa takes its name from Afra, and he is the patron of Africa and of the black race. Many people have ascended from the black race-although from a spiritual perspective, there is no such thing as the black race or the white race. In heaven, the masters are not noted by their race or previous religion but by the color spectrum of their divine qualities. All of the races on earth have come forth from the heart of God and represent a particular divine color or attribute.


Afra lived 500, 000 years ago when the people of this ancient civilization had reached a crossroad. At the time, fallen angels who had invaded planet Earth divided the people. These evil angels set out to destroy the people of black race. They distorted the once-sacred rituals and art forms of this people, opening the door to witchcraft, voodoo and black magic. They turned the people toward hatred, superstition and a vying for power.


Seeing the plight of his people, Afra took embodiment among them in order to rescue them. He identified the point of vulnerability as their lack of brotherhood for one another.


Afra knew many of his people had lost their threefold flame, even as many blacks and whites, through anger, are loosing it today. He also knew that in order to regain that flame, they would have to follow the path of brotherhood. They had to care for one another. The only way he could teach them to be a brother to all others was to be a brother to all himself. And for this, he was crucified by his own people. He was the Christ in their midst, but they knew him not. They were blinded by their greed for power.


You can call to ascended master Afra for unity and for the dissolving of racial tensions through the true understanding of universal brotherhood.


Akashic records. All that transpires in an individual's world is recorded in a substance and dimension known as akasha (Sanskrit, from the root kas 'to be visible, appear', 'to shine brightly', 'to see clearly'). Akasha is primary substance, the subtlest, ethereal essence that fills the whole of space; "etheric" energy vibrating at a certain frequency so as to absorb, or record, all of the impressions of life. These records can be read by adepts or those whose soul (psychic) faculties are developed.


Alpha and Omega. The Divine Wholeness of the Father-Mother God affirmed as "the beginning and the ending" by the Lord Christ in Revelation. Ascended twin flames of the Cosmic Christ consciousness who hold the balance of the masculine-feminine polarity of the Godhead in the Great Central Sun of cosmos. Thus, through the Universal Christ, the Word incarnate, the Father is the origin and the Mother is the fulfillment of the cycles of God's consciousness expressed throughout the Spirit-Matter creation. See also Mother. (Rev. 1:8, 11; 21:6; 22:13. Compare the Hindu Purusa and Prakrti.)


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Angel. Divine spirit, herald, forerunner; messenger sent by God to deliver his Word to his children. Ministering spirits sent forth to tend the heirs of Christ-to comfort, protect, guide, strengthen, teach, counsel, and warn. Cohorts of Light in the service of the Christed ones, the sons and daughters of God, throughout cosmos. An 'angle' of God's consciousness-an aspect of his Self-awareness; a being fashioned by God out of his own flaming Presence to minister unto his Life in form. "And of the angels he saith, 'Who maketh his angels spirits and his ministers a flame of fire.'" The angelic hosts comprise an evolution set apart from mankind by their flaming selfhood and their purity of devotion to the Godhead and to the Archangels and hierarchs under whose command they serve. Their function is to concentrate, accelerate, and amplify the attributes of God on behalf of his creation. They minister to the needs of mankind by magnetizing Light to their auras, intensifying feelings of hope, faith, and charity, honor, integrity, courage, truth and freedom, mercy and justice, and every aspect of the crystal clarity of the Mind of God. Because of the blessedness of their unseen presence, the author of Hebrews said, "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares"-and in so saying made a point for the case that angels do take embodiment and move among us as our best friends and helpers, even when total strangers.

Metaphorically speaking, angels are electrons revolving around the Sun Presence that is God-electrons who have elected, by his will innate within them, to expand his consciousness in every plane of being. Angels are electrons who have been 'charged' with the light/energy/consciousness of the Great Central Sun to be 'electrodes', i.e., pillars of God's fiery presence acting as 'step-down transformers' of the ineffable Light, that his children might receive some hope of the glory that is to come midst the dark night of their karmic condition upon earth. Angels can assume human form or that of 'rods' and 'cones' or spirals and coils of concentrated energy that can be released for personal and planetary healing in answer to the call of the Christed ones as a literal transfusion of the Body and Blood of the Cosmic Christ wherever and whenever there is a need. There are angels of healing, protection, love, comfort and compassion, angels attending the cycles of birth and death, angels of the All-Seeing Eye of God who wield the flaming sword of Truth to cleave asunder the Real from the Unreal. There are types and orders of angels who perform specific services in the cosmic hierarchy, such as seraphim and cherubim, and angel devas who serve with the nature spirits and elementals of fire, air, water, and earth.


The fallen angels are those who followed Lucifer in the Great Rebellion and whose consciousness therefore "fell" to lower levels of vibration and awareness as they were by law "cast out into the earth" at the hand of Archangel Michael-constrained, by the karma of their disobedience to God and his Christ and their blasphemy of his children, to take on and evolve through dense physical bodies. Here they walk about, as Peter said, seeking whosesoever souls and minds and bodies they may devour, sowing seeds of unrest and the Luciferian rebellion among the people through the subculture of rock music and drugs, the media, and their Babylonian cult of idolatry. They are known variously as the fallen ones, Luciferians, Watchers, Nephilim, "giants in the earth," Satanists, Serpents, sons of Belial, etc. (Ps. 104:4; Heb. 1:7; 13:2; Rev. 12:9; Gen. 6:1-7. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Forbidden Mysteries of Enoch: Fallen Angels and the Origins of Evil, containing all the Enoch texts, including the Book of Enoch and the Book of the Secrets of Enoch.)


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Angel deva. See Deva.


Angel of the LORD. The presence of the Deity in angelic form. The Seven Archangels and their Archeiai ministering on the seven rays together with the five of the secret rays and the hierarchs of the thirteenth are the Angels of the LORD that "stand in the Presence of God" and are "sent from God" as his messengers to transmit the Light (Christ consciousness) of that I AM THAT I AM to his sons and daughters for the accomplishment of those dispensations that they announce. Unto Moses was revealed the I AM Presence through "the angel of the LORD who appeared unto him in a flame of fire," which was the actual presence and personification of the I AM THAT I AM by Archangel Michael. This truth confirms the initiation conferred by God upon certain beings advanced in the heavenly hierarchy to actually bear in their person-in their chakras and auric field-the weight of God's Presence. Even so have his prophets, messengers and Christed ones borne this "burden" of the LORD, as they were called to be his visible evangels in form, taking embodiment to minister with the angels, Archangels, cherubim, and seraphim on behalf of souls evolving in the earth planes.
(Luke 1:19; Exod. 3:2; Jer. 23:30-40; Zech. 9:1; 12:1; Hab. 1:1; Mal. 1:1.)


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Antahkarana. (Skt. for "internal sense organ.") The web of life. The net of light spanning Spirit and Matter connecting and sensitizing the whole of creation within itself and to the heart of God.


Antichrist. n. When capitalized, the specific embodiment of Absolute Evil, the Evil One.

The planetary dweller-on-the-threshold. "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that Antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." The term is also applied to such as Lucifer, Satan, the Watchers, Nephilim, and other fallen angels who "kept not their first estate," who stand in opposition to Absolute Good. These betrayers of the Word have sworn allegiance to the powers of Death and Hell and vowed to destroy God incarnate in his Church, his saints and his little ones. When lowercased, a person or power antagonistic to the Christ, or Light, in Jesus and his own. adj. Having the characteristics of Antichrist, denying the Christ potential in the children of God, destroying souls by the perversion of the Person and Light of Christ.
(I John 2:18, 22; 4:3; II John 7; Gen. 6:1-7; Jude 6.)


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Archangel. Hierarch of angelic hosts; the highest rank in the orders of angels. Each of the seven rays has a presiding Archangel who, with his divine complement, an Archeia, embodies the God consciousness of the ray and directs the bands of angels serving in their command on that ray. The Archangels and Archeiai of the rays and the location of their retreats are as follows: First Ray, blue, Archangel Michael and Faith, Banff, near Lake Louise, Canada. Second Ray, yellow, Archangel Jophiel and Christine, south of the Great Wall near Lanchow, north central China. Third Ray, petal pink, deep rose and ruby, Archangel Chamuel and Charity, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Fourth Ray, white and mother-of-pearl, Archangel Gabriel and Hope, between Sacramento and Mount Shasta, California, USA. Fifth Ray, green, Archangel Raphael and Mary, Fátima, Portugal. Sixth Ray, purple and gold, ruby, Archangel Uriel and Aurora, Tatra Mountains, south of Cracow, Poland. Seventh Ray, violet and purple, Archangel Zadkiel and Holy Amethyst, Cuba.

(See Vials of the Seven Last Plagues: The Judgments of Almighty God Delivered by the Seven Archangels. Archangel Gabriel, Mysteries of the Holy Grail. "The Class of the Archangels," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1981, vol. 24, Book I, nos. 4-15; 8-audiocassette album. "The Healing Power of Angels," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1986, vol. 29, Book I, nos. 25-34; Book II, nos. 51-57; 2 videocassette albums, 2 cassettes each; 2 audiocassette albums, 12 cassettes each. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, "Self-Healing Workshop with the Healing Power of Angels," 3 audiocassettes; "On the Healing Power of Angels: Christ Wholeness-the Seven Rays of God," 2 videocassettes; 3 audiocassettes.)


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Archangel Michael. See Michael, Archangel.


Archangel Zadkiel. See Zadkiel, Archangel.


Archeia (pl. Archeiai). Divine complement and twin flame (feminine polarity) of an Archangel.


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Arhat. A Buddhist monk who has attained nirvana; one undergoing the initiations of the Buddha.


Ascended Being. See Ascended Master.


Ascended Master. One who, through Christ and the putting on of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus, has mastered time and space and in the process gained the mastery of the self in the four lower bodies and the four quadrants of Matter, in the chakras and the balanced threefold flame. An Ascended Master has also transmuted at least 51 percent of his karma, fulfilled his divine plan, and taken the initiations of the Ruby Ray unto the ritual of the ascension-acceleration by the sacred fire into the Presence of the I AM THAT I AM. An Ascended Master is one who inhabits the planes of Spirit, the kingdom of God (God's consciousness), and may teach unascended souls in an etheric retreat or in the etheric cities on the etheric plane (the kingdom of heaven).
(Phil. 2:5.)


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Ascension. The ritual whereby the soul reunites with the Spirit of the Living God, the I AM Presence. The ascension is the culmination of the soul's God-victorious sojourn in time and space. It is the reward of the righteous that is the gift of God after the last judgment before the great white throne in which every man is judged "according to their works." The ascension was experienced by Enoch, of whom it is written that he "walked with God: and he was not, for God took him"; by Elijah, who went up by a whirlwind into heaven; and by Jesus, although his ascension did not take place on the occasion when scripture records that he was taken up into a cloud into heaven. The Ascended Master El Morya has revealed that Jesus made his ascension from Shamballa after his passing in Kashmir at the age of 81 in A.D. 77. The reunion with God in the ascension, signifying the end of the rounds of karma and rebirth and the return to the LORD's glory, is the goal of life for the sons and daughters of God. Jesus said, "No man hath ascended up to heaven but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man." By the salvation, 'Self-elevation', the conscious raising up of the Son of God within her temple, the soul puts on her wedding garment to fulfill the office of the Son (Sun, or Light) of manifestation. The soul is made worthy by Jesus' grace to be the bearer of his cross and his crown. Following the initiatic path of Jesus, she ascends through the Christ Self to her LORD, the I AM Presence, whence she descended.

(Rev. 20:12, 13; Gen. 5:24; II Kings 2:11; Luke 24:50, 51; Acts 1:9-11; John 3:13. See Serapis Bey, Dossier on the Ascension. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, A Retreat on the Ascension-an Experience with God, 8-audiocassette album.)


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Aspirant. One who aspires; specifically, one who aspires to reunion with God through the ritual of the ascension. One who aspires to overcome the conditions and limitations of time and space to fulfill the cycles of karma and one's reason for being through the sacred labor.


Astral. adj. Having or carrying the characteristics of the astral plane. n. A frequency of time and space beyond the physical yet below the mental, corresponding with the emotional body of man and the collective unconscious of the race. Because the astral plane has been muddied by impure human thought and feeling, the term "astral" is also used in a negative context to refer to that which is impure or "psychic." See also Psychic.


Astral body. See Emotional body.


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Astral Plane. The repository of the collective thought/feeling patterns, conscious and unconscious, of mankind. The pristine purpose of this band, or frequency, is for the amplification of the pure thoughts and feelings of God in man. Instead it has been polluted with the impure records (vibrations) of the race memory multiplied ad infinitum by an evolution caught in the riptides and repetitive cycles of its own negativity.


Atlantis. The island continent that existed where the Atlantic Ocean now is and that sank in cataclysm (the Flood of Noah) approximately 11,600 years ago as calculated by James Churchward. Vividly depicted by Plato; 'seen' and described by Edgar Cayce in his readings; recalled in scenes from Taylor Caldwell's Romance of Atlantis; scientifically explored and authenticated by the late German scientist Otto Muck, who fixed the time and date of her destruction (by an asteroid that plunged into the Bermuda Triangle with the force of 30,000 hydrogen bombs) at 8 p.m. June 5, 8498 b.c.! In his dialogues, Plato recounts that on "the island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire" that ruled Africa as far as Egypt, Europe as far as Italy, and "parts of the continent" (thought to be a reference to America, specifically Central America, Peru, and the Valley of the Mississippi). It has been postulated that Atlantis and the small islands to its east and west formed a continuous bridge of land from America to Europe and Africa.

(James Churchward, The Lost Continent of Mu [1931; reprint, New York: Paperback Library Edition, 1968], p. 226. Otto Muck, The Secret of Atlantis [New York: Pocket Books, 1979]. Ignatius Donnelly, Atlantis: The Antediluvian World [New York: Dover Publications, 1976], pp. 11, 23, 173, 473. For lectures on Atlantis delivered by Elizabeth Clare Prophet, based on the Teachings of the Ascended Masters and A Dweller on Two Planets by Phylos the Tibetan, send for a Summit University Press catalog.)


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Aura. A luminous emanation or 'electromagnetic' field surrounding the physical body, often equated with the astral body. A halo or nimbus associated with the saints, originating in the soul and soul blueprint, which mirrors by free will the heavenly or the earthly patterns. The distinctive radiation of sentient life and inorganic objects as captured in Kirlian photography. Breath or atmosphere surrounding and interpenetrating the four lower bodies of man and his chakras upon which the impressions, thoughts, feelings, words, and actions of the individual are registered, including his karma and the records of past lives. The highly charged circle of sacred fire surrounding Christ, an Ascended Master, angel, Elohim or Cosmic Being, transferable as 'grace' to whomsoever they will it. A spiritual corona, referred to as the L-field or Life-field (astral/etheric sheath) surrounding mankind and organic life that both regulates and reflects the health, vitality, and longevity of the physical body or organism.

(See Kuthumi, Studies of the Human Aura, and Djwal Kul, Intermediate Studies of the Human Aura; both published in The Human Aura. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Control of the Human Aura through the Science of the Spoken Word, 2-audiocassette album.)


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Avatar. (Skt. avatara 'descent', from avatarati 'he descends', from ava-'away' + tarati 'he crosses over'.) The incarnation of the Word; the descent or crossing-over of the Universal Christ from the plane of Spirit to the plane of Matter. The avatar of an age is the Christ, the incarnation of the Son of God (Vishnu), the Second Person of the Trinity. The avatar, with his divine complement, Shakti, or twin flame, "outpictures" and "outplays" in consciousness and in the four lower bodies the archetypal pattern of the Father-Mother God for the evolution of souls in a two-thousand-year cycle. The principal avatars of an age are two in number-the masculine and feminine prototypes who embody and show by their example the path of initiation designated by the solar hierarchies responsible for the lifewaves moving toward the center of the Cosmic Christ through the Open Door (the Teacher and Teaching) of that two-thousand-year dispensation. According to mankind's karma, the evolutionary status quo of the children of God (their soul progress or lack of it in previous dispensations), and the requirements of the Logos, the Manus may designate numerous Christed ones-those endued with an extraordinary Light-to go forth as world teachers and wayshowers. The Christed ones demonstrate in a given epoch the Law of the Logos, stepped down through the Manu(s) and the avatar(s) until it is made flesh through their own Word and Work-to be ultimately victorious in its fulfillment in all souls of Light sent forth to conquer time and space in that era.


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Ballard, Guy W. Messenger for the Great White Brotherhood from the late 1920s to the year 1939, when he made his ascension on December 31. Now the Ascended Master Godfre, he ensouls the consciousness of God-obedience. He was embodied as Richard the Lion-Hearted and as George Washington. In his final embodiment, with his wife and twin flame, Edna Ballard (who ascended February 12, 1971), he founded the I AM movement under the direction of the Ascended Master Saint Germain. His pen name was Godfré Ray King, hers Lotus Ray King. Their most important works are Unveiled Mysteries, The Magic Presence, and The "I AM" Discourses.


Bodhisattva. A Sanskrit term meaning literally a being of bodhi (or enlightenment), a being destined for enlightenment, or one whose energy and power is directed toward enlightenment. A Bodhisattva is one who is destined to become a Buddha but has foregone the bliss of nirvana with a vow to save all children of God on earth. In the Mahayana school of Buddhism, becoming a Bodhisattva is the goal of the Path. The path of the Bodhisattva is generally divided into ten stages, called bhumis. The Bodhisattva strives to progress from one stage to the next until he obtains enlightenment.

(See the following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet: "Lord Maitreya: The Coming Buddha Who Has Come" and "The Path of the Bodhisattva: The Historical Maitreya," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1984, vol. 27, Book I, pp. 1-76; Book II, pp. 1-74. "The Path of the Bodhisattva: Confession," 1 videocassette; 2 audiocassettes. "The Path of the Bodhisattva: The Guru-Chela Relationship-Marpa and Milarepa," 3 audiocassettes. "The Age of Maitreya," 1 videocassette; 2 audiocassettes. "The Buddhic Essence," two 1-hr. TV shows on video; 4 audiocassettes.)


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Bodies of man. The four lower bodies are four sheaths consisting of four distinct frequencies that surround the soul-the physical, emotional, mental, and etheric-providing vehicles for the soul in her journey through time and space. The etheric sheath, highest in vibration, is the gateway to the three higher bodies, which are the Christ Self, the I AM Presence, and the Causal Body. See also Chart of Your Divine Self, Etheric body, Mental body, Emotional body, and Physical body.

(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 164-73; The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 224-26; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 66-69.)


Body elemental. A being of nature (ordinarily invisible and functioning unnoticed in the physical octave) that serves the soul from the moment of its first incarnation in the planes of Mater to tend the physical body. About three feet high and resembling the individual whom he serves, the body elemental, working with the guardian angel under the regenerative Christ Self, is the unseen friend and helper of man. See also Elementals.
(See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 455-64.)


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Brahma/Vishnu/Shiva. The Hindu Trinity of Creator, Preserver, Destroyer/Deliverer. Brahma (God the Father) is seen as the Creator, Vishnu (God the Son) is seen as the Preserver, and Shiva (God the Holy Spirit) is seen as the Destroyer of Evil, hence the Deliverer of souls.

(See Saint Germain On Alchemy, pp. 316-20.)


Brotherhood. See Great White Brotherhood.


Brothers and Sisters of the Golden Robe. An order of ascended and unascended beings dedicated to the illumination of mankind through the flame of wisdom, headed by the Ascended Master Kuthumi, with retreats on the etheric plane in Shigatse and Kashmir.

(See Kuthumi, "The 'Second Coming' of the Saints," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, pp. 781-82, 786.)


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Buddha. (From Skt. budh 'awake', 'know', 'perceive'.) Buddha means "the enlightened one." It denotes an office in the spiritual hierarchy of worlds that is attained by passing certain initiations of the sacred fire, including those of the seven rays of the Holy Spirit and of the five secret rays, the raising of the Feminine Ray (sacred fire of the Kundalini), and the "mastery of the seven in the seven multiplied by the power of the ten."
(See Djwal Kul, Intermediate Studies of the Human Aura, chap. 10; also published in The Human Aura.)


Gautama attained the enlightenment of the Buddha twenty-five centuries ago, a path he had pursued through many previous embodiments culminating in his forty-nine-day meditation under the Bo tree; hence he is called Gautama, the Buddha. He holds the office of Lord of the World, sustaining, by his Causal Body and threefold flame, the divine spark and consciousness in the evolutions of earth approaching the path of personal Christhood. His aura of Love/Wisdom ensouling the planet issues from his incomparable devotion to the Divine Mother. He is the hierarch of Shamballa, the original retreat of Sanat Kumara now on the etheric plane over the Gobi Desert. On April 18, 1981, the beloved Gautama Buddha established his Western Shamballa in America's wilderness at the northern border of Yellowstone National Park at the Inner Retreat of the Royal Teton Ranch. See also Lord of the World, Shamballa.

(See Gautama Buddha, "Quietly Comes the Buddha," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1975, vol. 18, nos. 17-29; Pearls of Wisdom, 1983, vol. 26. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, "The Message of the Inner Buddha," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1989, vol. 32, nos. 28-30; A Message of Perfect Love from the Heart of Gautama Buddha, 3-audiocassette album; Peace in the Flame of Buddha, 2-audiocassette album; The Buddha and the Mother, 6-audiocassette album; The Buddhas in Winter, 16-audiocassette album; "Insatiable Desire: The Enemy Within" and "The Eightfold Path of Self-Mastery," two 1-hr. TV shows on video; 2 audiocassettes.)


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Lord Maitreya, the Cosmic Christ, has also passed the initiations of the Buddha. He is the long-awaited Coming Buddha who has come to the fore to teach all who have departed from the way of the Great Guru, Sanat Kumara, from whose lineage both he and Gautama descended. In the history of the planet, there have been numerous Buddhas who have served the evolutions of mankind through the steps and stages of the path of the Bodhisattva. In the East Jesus is referred to as the Buddha Issa. He is the World Saviour by the Love/Wisdom of the Godhead. See also Lord Maitreya, Bodhisattva.


(See the following by Elizabeth Clare Prophet: The Lost Years of Jesus. "Lord Maitreya: The Coming Buddha Who Has Come" and "The Path of the Bodhisattva: The Historical Maitreya," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1984, vol. 27, Book I, pp. 1-76; Book II, pp. 1-74. "The Path of the Bodhisattva: The Historical Maitreya," 2 audiocassettes.)


In the 1960s, nine unascended lifestreams who had passed the initiations of the Buddha volunteered to embody to assist the evolutions of earth during their difficult and dangerous transition into the age of Aquarius. Their world service will be recognized when they have reached the age of the Christic and Buddhic example, age thirty-three to thirty-six. On January 1, 1983, Gautama Buddha announced that nine Buddhas who had been in nirvana for nine hundred years were descending the shaft of light to enter the hearts of nine individuals upon this planet and, by their Electronic Presence, to enter the forcefield of thousands of dedicated hearts. Gautama also released the dispensation that every prayer, mantra, and chant of devotees of Christ and Buddha from that time on would be multiplied by the power of the heart of Gautama and the nine Buddhas.


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Carnal mind. The human ego, the human will, and the human intellect; self-awareness without the Christ; the animal nature of man, called mechanization man and the mechanization concept by the Master R; called the dweller-on-the-threshold in esoteric tradition. For the apostle Paul, "the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be."

(Rom. 8:7. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, "The Lost Teachings of Jesus: On the Enemy Within," 2 audiocassettes. Pearls of Wisdom, 1983, vol. 26, pp. 50, 383-91, 429-54; 1985, vol. 28, Book I, pp. 84, 85-93, 97; 1986, vol. 29, Book I, pp. 199, 203, 210-12.)


Causal Body. The body of First Cause; seven concentric spheres of light and consciousness surrounding the I AM Presence in the planes of Spirit, whose momentums, added to by the Good-the LORD's Word and Works manifested by the soul in all past lives-are accessible today, moment by moment as we need them. One's spiritual resources and creativity-talents, graces, gifts and genius, garnered through exemplary service on the seven rays-may be drawn forth from the Causal Body through invocation made to the I AM Presence in the name of the Christ Self. The Causal Body is the place where we "lay up treasure in heaven"-the storehouse of every good and perfect thing that is a part of our true identity. In addition, the great spheres of the Causal Body are the dwelling place of the Most High God to which Jesus referred when he said, "In my Father's house are many mansions....I go to prepare a place for you....I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I AM [where I, the incarnate Christ, AM in the I AM Presence], there ye may be also." The Causal Body is the mansion, or habitation, of the Spirit of the I AM THAT I AM to which the soul returns through Christ Jesus and the individual Christ Self in the ritual of the ascension. The Causal Body as the star of each man's individualization of the God Flame was referred to by Paul when he said, "One star differeth from another star in glory." See also Chart of Your Divine Self.
(Matt. 6:19-21; John 14:2, 3; I Cor. 15:41.)


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Cave of Symbols. Etheric as well as physical retreat of the Master Saint Germain located at Table Mountain in the Rocky Mountains in the environs of Wyoming. Here initiates of the Seventh Ray are taken in their finer bodies to prepare for the ascension. Those who qualify receive teachings directly from the Master Alchemist in the sacred mysteries of Christhood as well as the science and technology of the new age. In the chemical and electrical laboratories of this retreat, scientists are perfecting formulas and inventions that they have been permitted to take from hermetically sealed cities at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, which have been protected since the sinking of Atlantis. Saint Germain is the guardian of the records of advanced scientific and spiritual achievements of ancient civilizations that will be brought forth in the golden age of Aquarius-to which Saint Germain and his studies in alchemy open the door. Three focuses at the Cave of Symbols designed to assist souls in the ascension process are the Atomic Accelerator, the Crystal Mirror, and the Sphere of Light.
(See Pearls of Wisdom, 1977, vol. 20, pp. 184, 192.)


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Central Sun. A vortex of energy, physical or spiritual, central to systems of worlds that it thrusts from, or gathers unto, itself by the central sun magnet. Whether in the microcosm or the Macrocosm, the central sun is the principal energy source, vortex, or nexus of energy interchange in atoms, cells, man (the heart center), amidst plant life and the core of the earth. The Great Central Sun, also called the Great Hub, is the center of cosmos; the point of integration of the Spirit-Matter cosmos; the point of origin of all physical-spiritual creation; the nucleus, or white fire core, of the Cosmic Egg. (The God Star, Sirius, is the focus of the Great Central Sun in our sector of the galaxy.) The Sun behind the sun is the spiritual Cause behind the physical effect we see as our own physical sun and all other stars and star systems, seen or unseen, including the Great Central Sun. The Sun behind the sun of cosmos is perceived as the Cosmic Christ-the Word by whom the formless was endowed with form and spiritual worlds were draped with physicality. Likewise, the Sun behind the sun is the Son of God individualized in the Christ Self, shining in all his splendor behind the soul and its interpenetrating sheaths of consciousness called the four lower bodies. It is the Son of man-the 'Sun' of every manifestation of God. The Sun behind the sun is referred to as the "Sun of righteousness," which does heal the mind, illumine the soul and light all her house, and as "the glory of God," the Light of the City Foursquare.
(Mal. 4:2; Rev. 21:23.)


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Chakra. (Skt. for "wheel," "disc," "circle.") Term used to denote the centers of light anchored in the etheric body and governing the flow of energy to the four lower bodies of man. There are seven major chakras corresponding to the seven rays, five minor chakras corresponding to the five secret rays, and a total of 144 light centers in the body of man. The seven major chakras, their rays, Sanskrit names, and colors are as follows: First Ray, throat, Vishuddha, blue; Second Ray, crown, Sahasrara, yellow; Third Ray, heart, Anahata, pink; Fourth Ray, base-of-the-spine, Muladhara, white; Fifth Ray, third eye, Ajna, green; Sixth Ray, solar plexus, Manipura, purple and gold; Seventh Ray, seat-of-the-soul, Svadhishthana, violet.

(See Djwal Kul, Intermediate Studies of the Human Aura, also published in The Human Aura. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 261-91, color plates following p. 260; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 114-55. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Mother's Chakra Meditations-From My Heart to Buddha, 8-audiocassette album; Saint Germain's Heart Meditation I, audiocassette.)


Chamuel. See Archangel.


Chananda. Chananda is thechief of the Indian Council of the Great White Brotherhood and hierarch of the Cave of Light, the focus of the Great Divine Director in India. The Palace of Light, which is adjacent to the Cave of Light, is the home of Chananda and his sister, the ascended lady master Najah. Chananda came forth in 1937 to assist Saint Germain to implement his plan for the freedom of the earth, as did Najah in 1938.


Chananda is currently working on a top-priority project with the Darjeeling Council and unascended initiates of the Brotherhood. Part of the project involves the precipitation of a golden-age government based on the principles behind the Constitution of the United States. This God-inspired document was released to America by its founder, the ascended master Saint Germain; and when properly used and followed, it will provide the key to a golden-age civilization that is just beyond the horizon.


Chananda is particularly concerned with the problems of racial and religious divisions between people and with the future of India. Call to beloved Chananda, the Great Divine Director, El Morya and Saint Germain for the proper implementation of the plans for God-government throughout the world.


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Chart of Your Divine Self. There are three figures represented in the Chart, which we will refer to as the upper figure, the middle figure, and the lower figure. The upper figure is the I AM Presence, the I AM THAT I AM, the individualization of God's presence for every son and daughter of the Most High. The Divine Monad consists of the I AM Presence surrounded by the spheres (color rings) of light that make up the body of First Cause, or Causal Body. These spheres are the many mansions of the Father's house where we lay up for ourselves "treasures in heaven." Our treasures are our words and works worthy of our Creator, positive thoughts and feelings, our victories for the right, and the virtues we have embodied to the glory of God. When we judiciously exercise our free will, the energies of God that we harmoniously qualify automatically ascend to our Causal Body. These energies are deposited in the spheres of light that correspond to the seven chakras and the seven color rays we use in our creative activities. They accrue to our lifestream as "talents," which we may increase as we put them to good use lifetime after lifetime.


The middle figure in the Chart is the Mediator between God and man, called the Holy Christ Self, the Real Self, or the Christ consciousness. It has also been referred to as the Higher Mental Body or one's Higher Consciousness. This Inner Teacher overshadows the lower self, which consists of the soul evolving through the four planes of Matter using the vehicles of the four lower bodies (the etheric, or memory, body; the mental body; the emotional, or desire, body; and the physical body) to balance karma and fulfill the divine plan.


The three figures of the Chart correspond to the Trinity of Father, who always includes the Mother (the upper figure), Son (the middle figure), and Holy Spirit (the lower figure). The latter is the intended temple of the Holy Spirit, whose sacred fire is indicated in the enfolding violet flame. The lower figure corresponds to you as a disciple on the Path. Your soul is the nonpermanent aspect of being, which is made permanent through the ritual of the ascension. The ascension is the process whereby the soul, having balanced her karma and fulfilled her divine plan, merges first with the Christ consciousness and then with the living Presence of the I AM THAT I AM. Once the ascension has taken place, the soul, the nonpermanent aspect of being, becomes the Incorruptible One, a permanent atom in the Body of God. The Chart of Your Divine Self is therefore a diagram of yourself-past, present, and future.


The lower figure represents the son of man or child of the Light evolving beneath his own 'Tree of Life'. This is how you should visualize yourself standing in the violet flame, which you invoke daily in the name of the I AM Presence and your Holy Christ Self in order to purify your four lower bodies in preparation for the ritual of the alchemical marriage-your soul's union with the Beloved, your Holy Christ Self. The lower figure is surrounded by a tube of light, which is projected from the heart of the I AM Presence in answer to your call. It is a cylinder of white light that sustains a forcefield of protection twenty-four hours a day, so long as you guard it in harmony. The threefold flame of Life is the divine spark sent from the I AM Presence as the gift of life, consciousness and free will. It is sealed in the secret chamber of the heart that through the Love, Wisdom and Power of the Godhead anchored therein the soul may fulfill her reason for being in the physical plane. Also called the Christ Flame and the liberty flame, or fleur-de-lis, it is the spark of a man's Divinity, his potential for Christhood.


The silver (or crystal) cord is the stream of life, or "lifestream," that descends from the heart of the I AM Presence to the Holy Christ Self to nourish and sustain (through the chakras) the soul and its vehicles of expression in time and space. It is over this 'umbilical' cord that the energy of the Presence flows, entering the being of man at the crown and giving impetus for the pulsation of the threefold flame as well as the physical heartbeat. When a round of the soul's incarnation in Matter-form is finished, the I AM Presence withdraws the silver cord, whereupon the threefold flame returns to the level of the Christ, and the soul clothed in the etheric garment gravitates to the highest level of her attainment, where she is schooled between embodiments until her final incarnation when the Great Law decrees she shall go out no more.


The dove of the Holy Spirit descending from the heart of the Father is shown just above the head of the Christ. When the son of man puts on and becomes the Christ consciousness as Jesus did, he merges with the Holy Christ Self. The Holy Spirit is upon him and the words of the Father, the beloved I AM Presence, are spoken, "This is my beloved Son in whom I AM well pleased."

(Matt. 3:17. See the Keepers of the Flame Lessons. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain; The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 205-59, 267-68; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 43-110, 126-27. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, chap. 37.)


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Chela. (Hindi cela from Skt. ceta 'slave', i.e., 'servant'.) In India, a disciple of a religious teacher or guru. A term used generally to refer to a student of the Ascended Masters and their teachings. Specifically, a student of more than ordinary self-discipline and devotion initiated by an Ascended Master and serving the cause of the Great White Brotherhood. See also Discipleship.

(See El Morya, The Chela and the Path: Meeting the Challenge of Life in the Twentieth Century.)


Cherub (pl. cherubim). Member of an order of angelic beings devoted to the expansion and protection of the flame of love, wielding the sword and the judgment of the Ruby Ray and the Holy Spirit. Hence the LORD God "placed at the east [gate] (the gate of the Christ consciousness) of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life." Even so the LORD instructed Moses to fashion cherubim of gold as focuses of these true angelic guardians of the mercy seat of the ark of the covenant. Traditionally, God dwelt between the cherubim and spoke to Moses from the mercy seat-the altar of the I AM Presence, whose Law, engraven on tablets of stone, was carried in the ark from place to place in their wilderness wanderings. David describes the LORD riding upon a cherub, flying upon the wings of the wind. Ezekiel portrays the cherubim as four-winged, four-faced creatures accompanied by whirling wheels. The cherub may be identified with the winged karibu, "intercessor" in Mesopotamian texts, portrayed as a sphinx, griffin, or winged human creature. Throughout cosmos, the wise and strong cherubim are found in manifold aspects of service to God and his offspring.

(Gen. 3:24; Exod. 25:17-22; II Sam. 22:11; Ezek. 1, 10.)


Chohan. Lord or master; a chief. Each of the seven rays has a Chohan who focuses the Christ consciousness of the ray, which is indeed the law of the ray governing its righteous use in man. Having ensouled and demonstrated this law of the ray throughout numerous incarnations, and taken initiations both before and after the ascension, the candidate is appointed to the office of Chohan by the Maha Chohan, "Great Lord," who is himself the representative of the Holy Spirit on all the rays. The names of the Chohans of the Rays (each one an Ascended Master representing one of the seven rays to earth's evolutions) and the locations of their physical/etheric focuses are as follows: First Ray, El Morya, Retreat of God's Will, Darjeeling, India. Second Ray, Lanto, Royal Teton Retreat, Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, USA. Third Ray, Paul the Venetian, Château de Liberté, southern France, with a focus of the threefold flame at the Washington Monument, Washington, D.C. Fourth Ray, Serapis Bey, the Ascension Temple and Retreat at Luxor, Egypt. Fifth Ray, Hilarion (the apostle Paul), Temple of Truth, Crete. Sixth Ray, Nada, Arabian Retreat, Saudi Arabia. Seventh Ray, Saint Germain, Royal Teton Retreat, Grand Teton, Wyoming; Cave of Symbols, Table Mountain, Wyoming. Saint Germain also works out of the Great Divine Director's focuses-the Cave of Light in India and the Rakoczy Mansion in Transylvania, where Saint Germain presides as hierarch.

(See "Messages from the Seven Chohans of the Rays," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1968, vol. 11, nos. 1-7. The Seven Chohans, the Maha Chohan, and the World Teachers, "The Opening of the Temple Doors," in Pearls of Wisdom, 1973, vol. 16, nos. 10-19. Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Lords of the Seven Rays; The Lost Teachings of Jesus II, softbound, pp. 149-226; or pocketbook, Book Three, pp. 105-200. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, "Lords of the Seven Rays on Crystals, with Chakra Initiations," 4 audiocassettes; "Lords of the Seven Rays: Find the Perfect Master and Crystal for You," two 1-hr. TV shows on video.)


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Christ. (From the Gk. Christos 'anointed'.) Messiah (Heb., Aram. 'anointed'); 'Christed one', one fully endued and infilled-anointed-by the Light (the Son) of God. The Word, the Logos, the Second Person of the Trinity, "And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth....That was the true Light which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not." In the Hindu Trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, the term "Christ" corresponds to or is the incarnation of Vishnu, the Preserver; Avatara, God-man, Dispeller of Darkness, Guru.


The Universal Christ is the mediator between the planes of Spirit and the planes of Matter; personified as the Christ Self, he is the mediator between the Spirit of God and the soul of man. The Universal Christ sustains the nexus of (the figure-eight flow of) consciousness through which the energies of the Father (Spirit) pass to his children for the crystallization (Christ-realization) of the God Flame by their souls' strivings in the cosmic womb (matrix) of the Mother (Matter). This process is called materialization (Mater-realization), "The Descent." The process whereby the soul's coalesced energies of the Mother pass through the nexus of the Christ consciousness to the Father is the acceleration called spiritualization (Spirit-realization), "The Ascent." Another name for the process whereby the soul's energy returns from Matter to Spirit is sublimation (sublime action), or transmutation. The consummation of this process is experienced by the soul, now one with the Son, as the ascension-union with the Spirit of the I AM Presence, the Father. The ascension is the fulfillment in heaven of Jesus' promise on earth: "At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you....If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him."


The fusion of the energies of the positive and negative polarity of the Godhead in the creation takes place through the Universal Christ, the Logos without whom "was not any thing made that was made." The flow of light from the Macrocosm to the microcosm, from the Spirit (the I AM Presence) to the soul and back again over the figure-eight spiral, is fulfilled through this blessed mediator, who is Christ, the LORD, the true incarnation of the I AM THAT I AM. Because Jesus Christ is that embodied Word he can say, "I AM [the I AM in me is] the Open Door (to heaven and earth) which no man can shut" and "All Power is given unto me [through the I AM in me] in heaven and in earth" and "Behold, I AM [the I AM in me is] alive forevermore-as Above, so below-and have the keys of the kingdom of heaven and the keys of hell and death, and to whomsoever the Father wills I give it, and it is given in his name." This which is affirmed even today by the Ascended Master Jesus Christ is also affirmed in your behalf by your beloved Christ Self. Thus the Universal Christ of the one Son and the many does indeed mediate the Presence of the I AM to you through your very own beloved Holy Christ Self. This is the true Communion of the Cosmic Christ whose Body (Consciousness) was 'broken', shared, individualized, for every child of the Father's heart. The Sons of God hold the Maxim Light in trust for the babes in Christ.


The term "Christ" or "Christed one" also denotes an office in hierarchy held by those who have attained self-mastery on the seven rays and the seven chakras of the Holy Spirit. Christ-mastery includes the balancing of the threefold flame-the divine attributes of Power, Wisdom, and Love-for the harmonization of consciousness and the implementation of the mastery of the seven rays in the chakras and in the four lower bodies through the Mother Flame (raised Kundalini). At the hour designated for the ascension, the soul thus anointed raises the spiral of the threefold flame from beneath the feet through the entire form for the transmutation of every atom and cell of her being, consciousness, and world. (See p. 376.) The saturation and acceleration of the four lower bodies and the soul by this transfiguring light of the Christ Flame takes place in part during the initiation of the transfiguration, increasing through the resurrection and gaining full intensity in the ritual of the ascension.


The individual Christ Self, the personal Christ, is the initiator of every living soul. When the individual passes these several initiations on the path of Christhood, including the "slaying of the dweller-on-the-threshold," he earns the right to be called a Christed one and gains the title of son or daughter of God. Some who have earned that title in past ages have either compromised that attainment altogether or failed to manifest it in subsequent incarnations. In this age the Logos requires them to bring forth their inner God-mastery and to perfect it on the physical plane while in physical embodiment. Therefore, to assist the sons and daughters of God in making their manifestation commensurate with their inner Light, the Masters of the Great White Brotherhood have released their teachings through the Ascended Masters and their Messengers in this century. And Saint Germain founded the Keepers of the Flame Fraternity providing graded monthly lessons to the members of this order, dedicated to keep the flame of Life throughout the world. Prior to the successful passing of the initiations of discipleship, the individual is referred to as a child of God in contrast to the term "Son of God," which denotes full Christhood wherein the soul in and as the Son of man is become one in the Son of God after the example of Christ Jesus.


Expanding the consciousness of the Christ, the Christed one moves on to attain the realization of the Christ consciousness at a planetary level and is able to hold the balance of the Christ Flame on behalf of the evolutions of the planet. When this is achieved, he assists members of the heavenly hierarchy who serve under the office of the World Teachers and the planetary Christ. See also Chart of Your Divine Self, Jesus.
(John 1:1-14; 14:20, 23. Compare Rev. 3:8; Matt. 28:18; Rev. 1:18.)


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Christ consciousness. The consciousness or awareness of the self in and as the Christ; the attainment of a level of consciousness commensurate with that which was realized by Jesus, the Christ. The Christ consciousness is the realization within the soul of that Mind which was in Christ Jesus. It is the attainment of the balanced action of Power, Wisdom, and Love-of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit-and the purity of the Mother through the balanced threefold flame within the heart. It is Faith perfected in the desire to do God's Will, Hope in the salvation of Christ Jesus by the path of his righteousness performed in us, and Charity's excellence in purest Love of giving and receiving in the LORD. (Phil. 2:5.)


Christ Self. The individualized focus of "the only begotten of the Father full of grace and truth." The Universal Christ individualized as the true identity of the soul; the Real Self of every man, woman, and child to which the soul must rise. The Christ Self is the mediator between a man and his God. He is a man's own personal Teacher, Master, and Prophet who officiates as High Priest before the altar of the Holy of Holies (I AM Presence) of every man's temple made without hands. The advent of the universal awareness of the Christ Self in God's people on earth is foretold by the prophets as the descent of THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, also called the BRANCH, in the Universal Age at hand. When one achieves the fullness of soul-identification with the Christ Self, he is called a Christed, or anointed, one, and the Son of God is seen shining through the Son of man.

(John 1:14; Isa. 11:1; Jer. 23:5, 6; 33:15, 16; Zech. 3:8; 6:12. See Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Climb the Highest Mountain, 2d ed., pp. 148-60, 340-41, 368-69; The Lost Teachings of Jesus I, softbound, pp. 240-45; or pocketbook, Book Two, pp. 86-92. Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Astrology of the Four Horsemen, pp. 53-57, 479-86, 494-98; "Jesus Christ, Avatar of the Ages," 1 videocassette; 2 audiocassettes.)


City Foursquare. The New Jerusalem; archetype of golden-age, etheric cities of light that exist even now on the etheric plane (in heaven) and are waiting to be lowered into physical manifestation (on earth). Saint John the Revelator saw the descent of the Holy City as the immaculate geometry of that which is to be and now is in the invisible realms of light: "And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven." Thus, in order that this vision and prophecy be fulfilled Jesus taught us to pray with the authority of the spoken Word, "Thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven!" Metaphysically speaking, the City Foursquare is the mandala of the four planes and the quadrants of the Matter universe; the four sides of the Great Pyramid of Christ's consciousness focused in the Matter spheres. The twelve gates are gates of Christ's consciousness marking the lines and the degrees of the initiations he has prepared for his disciples. The twelve gates are the open doors to the twelve qualities of the Cosmic Christ sustained by the twelve solar hierarchies (who are emanations of the Universal Christ) on behalf of all who are endued with the Spirit's all-consuming fiery Love, all who would in grace "enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise."

Unascended souls may invoke the mandala of the City Foursquare for the fulfillment of the Christ consciousness, as Above, so below. The City Foursquare contains the blueprint of the solar (soul) identity of the 144,000 archetypes of the sons and daughters of God necessary to focus the Divine Wholeness of his consciousness in a given dispensation. The Light of the city is emitted from the I AM Presence; that of the Lamb, the Cosmic Christ, from the Christ Self. The jewels are the 144 focuses and frequencies of Light anchored in the chakras of the Cosmic Christ.
(Rev. 21:2, 9-27; Ps. 100:4.)


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Color rays. See Seven rays.


Cosmic Being. (1) An Ascended Master who has attained cosmic consciousness and ensouls the light/energy/consciousness of many worlds and systems of worlds across the galaxies to the Sun behind the Great Central Sun. (2) A being of God who has never descended below the level of the Christ, never taken physical embodiment, made human karma or engaged in sin but has remained a part of the Cosmic Virgin and holds a cosmic balance for the return of souls from the vale (veil) of sorrows to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Mother.


Cosmic Clock. 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. 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.

(See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, "The Cosmic Clock: Psychology for the Aquarian Man and Woman," in The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History, and Religion of America, chap. 15; The ABC's of Your Psychology on the Cosmic Clock: Charting the Cycles of Karma and Initiation, 8-audiocassette album; "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.)


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Cosmic consciousness. (1) God's awareness of himself in and as the cosmos. (2) Man's awareness of himself as he lives, moves, and has being within the spheres of God's cosmic Self-awareness. The awareness of oneself fulfilling the cycles of the cosmos in and through the Great God Self; the awareness of the self as a part of God in cosmic dimensions; the attainment of initiations through the blessedness of the Cosmic Christ leading to God Self-realization in the Universal One.


Cosmic Egg. The spiritual-material universe, including a seemingly endless chain of galaxies, star systems, worlds known and unknown, whose center, or white fire core, is called the Great Central Sun. The Cosmic Egg has both a spiritual and a material center. Although we may discover and observe the Cosmic Egg from the standpoint of our physical senses and perspective, all of the dimensions of Spirit can also be known and experienced within the Cosmic Egg. For the God who created the Cosmic Egg and holds it in the hollow of his hand is also the God Flame expanding hour by hour within his very own sons and daughters. The Cosmic Egg represents the bounds of man's habitation in this cosmic cycle. Yet, as God is everywhere throughout and beyond the Cosmic Egg, so by his Spirit within us we daily awaken to new dimensions of Being, soul-satisfied in conformity with his Likeness.


Cosmic hierarchy. The universal chain of individualized God-free beings fulfilling the attributes and aspects of God's infinite Selfhood. Included in the cosmic hierarchical scheme are Solar Logoi, Elohim, Sons and Daughters of God, ascended and unascended Masters with their circles of chelas, Cosmic Beings, the twelve solar hierarchies, Archangels and angels of the sacred fire, children of the Light and nature spirits, called elementals, and twin flames of the Alpha-Omega polarity sponsoring planetary and galactic systems. This universal order of the Father's own Self-expression is the means whereby God in the Great Central Sun steps down the Presence and Power of his Universal Being/Consciousness in order that succeeding evolutions in time and space, from the least unto the greatest, might come to know the wonder of his Love. The level of one's spiritual/physical attainment-measured by one's balanced self-awareness "hid with Christ in God" and demonstrating his Law, by his Love, in the Spirit-Matter cosmos-is the criterion establishing one's placement on this ladder of life called hierarchy.

In the third century, Origen of Alexandria set forth his conception of a hierarchy of beings, ranging from angels to human beings to demons and beasts. This renowned scholar and theologian of the early Church, who set forth the chief cornerstone of Christ's doctrine and upon whose works subsequent Church fathers, doctors, and theologians built their traditions, taught that souls are assigned to their respective offices and duties based on previous actions and merits, and that each one has the opportunity to ascend or descend in rank. Many beings of the heavenly hierarchy are named in the Book of Revelation. Apart from the false hierarchy of Antichrist, including the reprobate angels, some of the members of the Great White Brotherhood accounted for by Jesus are Alpha and Omega, the Seven Spirits, the angels of the seven churches, the Four and Twenty Elders, the four beasts, the saints robed in white, the Two Witnesses, the God of the Earth, the Woman clothed with the Sun and her Manchild, Archangel Michael and his angels, the Lamb and his wife, the one hundred and forty-four thousand who have the Father's name written in their foreheads, the angel of the Everlasting Gospel, the seven angels

(i.e., the Archangels of the seven rays) which stood before God, the angel clothed with a cloud and a rainbow upon his head, the seven thunders, the Faithful and True and his armies, and him that sat upon the great white throne. See also Elohim (Rev. 1:4, 8, 11, 20; 2:1, 8, 12, 18; 3:1, 4, 5, 7, 14; 4:2-10; 5:2, 6, 11; 6:9-11; 7:1, 2, 9, 13, 14; 8:2; 10:1, 3, 7; 11:3, 4; 12:1, 5, 7; 14:1, 3-6, 14-19; 15:1; 16:1-4, 8, 10, 12, 17; 17:1; 18:1, 21; 19:4, 7, 11-17; 20:1; 21:6, 9; 22:13. See Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Great White Brotherhood in the Culture, History and Religion of America, pp. 83-101. Origen, On First Principles.)


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Cosmic law. That law which governs mathematically, yet with the spontaneity of mercy's flame, all manifestation throughout the cosmos in the planes of Spirit and Matter.


Cosmic Virgin. The Divine Mother, specifically in her immaculate awareness (cosmic consciousness) of our Divine Wholeness maintained on behalf of us all-we who are the children of her Sun Presence swimming in her cosmic womb. The Omega whose sound, "Om," leads to the soundless Sound behind all creation.


Cosmos. The universe conceived as an orderly, harmonious system; a complex orderly self-inclusive system. All that exists in time and space including spectra of light, forces of bodies, cycles of the elements-life, intelligence, memory, record and dimensions beyond physical perception-mathematically calculated as the evidence of things not seen as yet, but which do appear in the Spirit cosmos that coexists with and interpenetrates the Matter cosmos as a grid of light. Our Mother's Matter cosmos consists of the entire physical/astral creation of universes known and unknown. Our Father's Spirit cosmos all around us veils the inner blueprint and motion of First Cause and causation by which worlds are framed and hung by his Universal Mind and the planes of effect (karma) in which we abide are sustained for a season.


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