of Life Lesson
Occult teachings give a dual explanation concerning the
emanation and constitution of the universe. They state that in Nature, there
exists a directive Intelligence, plus a Sustaining Life and a Creative Will.
Secondly, they inform us concerning the existence, nature and function of
certain individual embodiments of these three powers in Nature. In
Philosophy agrees with modern science that the universe consists not of matter,
but of energy--that the universe of force is the kingdom of the gods. For these
Beings are fundamentally directors of universal forces, and power agents of the
Logos--His engineers in the great and continuous creative process.
energy is perpetually being poured out. On the way from its source to a material
manifestation as physical substance and form, it passes through the bodies and
auras of the gods. In this process, it is transformed, or "stepped
down," from its primordial potency. Thus, the creative gods are also
"transformers" of power.
super-physical worlds, which are the abodes of the gods, consist of matter of
increasing tenuity of substance ranging from the density of the finest ether up
to the rarest and most spiritual condition.
among these objective "gods," or those aspects of God fully
manifested, are the seven solar Archangels--the Seven Mighty Spirits--which
include the well-known Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
ministry of angels has been an accepted teaching of many faiths and a living
reality to a great number of people. Occult research supports this doctrine
revealing that during such ministrations, certain Orders of Angels at once
appear as the natural agents of those forces being used.
function is to conserve and direct the forces generated be ceremonial action,
prayer and adoration, and to serve as channels for the power and the blessing
which descend in response. This ministration is far more effectively carried out
when recognized by both ministrants and congregation.
aspects of the subject worth considering are what is the effect upon evolving
life in the Nature of the church services, such as the Celebration of the Holy
Eucharist, and the participation of the nature spirits and the Angelic Hosts in
ceremonies intelligently performed are one of the most effective means of
cooperation between angels and men, these are not required. For the human mind
is, itself, a powerful broadcasting and receiving station. Given the power of a
strong will with training in concentration, and illumined by intuitive knowledge
of the unity of life, the mind becomes an extremely potent instrument.
human thought is strongly directed toward one particular Order of angels, the
mental signal being dispatched is received by members of that Order. If the
person sending the message has attained to a definite universality of
consciousness and his motive is in consequence entirely selfless, the angels
will unfailingly respond. Man may then direct his thought power into his chosen
field of work, assured of angelic cooperation, which he may enter therein.
active cooperation may involve such ministrations to others as spiritual
healing, inspiration, protection, or helping to overcome a weakness of
character. Collaboration may also be sought in order to gain inspiration
required in the performance of certain altruistic work.
can be powerful allies in such ministrations, having the ability to open up the
channels of inspiration between the higher consciousness and the brain, to
convey telepathically a train of illuminating ideas to minds which are
practice of invoking the help of the angels has been found to produce a change
in the human aura--the link thus formed being visible as an area of brilliant
light vibrating at the higher frequencies which characterize the auras of
this "devic seal"--as it is called--has been enlivened by ceremonial
action, or by thought and will alone, it "transmits" a signal on the
wavelengths of the particular Order of Angels whose aid is being invoked. This
call is then "picked up" by the corresponding angels in terms of
vibratory frequency. Their attention is gained; they are at once ready to help.
is useful in this process, but not necessary. Regular practice, based upon
intuitive recognition of the truth of these ideas, will quickly provide
convincing evidence of the reality and effectiveness of the cooperation between
angels and men. This cooperation is constantly occurring in the realm of manís
higher SELF, however unaware of this fact the lower self may be.
Archangels, which in Christian terminology are called "Thrones," find
it their special mission to inspire nations through their Higher Selves.
Under these conditions of angelic inspiration, the statesman becomes possessed of powers not previously suspected of him. As long as he selflessly serves his nation, this power will grow. But, should selfish interests interpose, the angelic and other inspiration would be withdrawn and power soon decline.