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4. Group Three

Updated: May 24, 2021

(April 15, 2020)

The great goddess is Herself the manifest universe in all its subtle and gross dimensions of radiance, resonance and expression.

In some ways this section is going to be the most significant part of the coming teachings as the seventh ray represents what is incoming for the next two thousand year cycle. It will also be the most challenging, because of our close proximity to the very theme we address. Until the energy of Freedom and the process of group initiation has done its work, we are so intimately bound up with matter that it is difficult to work with its mystery without succumbing to its maya. The Buddhic plane is the doorway to both the experience of radical awakening as well as to the Freedom of the soul from the three worlds of the body-mind. At the outset, then, let me point out that the term 'matter' has at least three primary meanings in the teachings. The first has to do with the matter of the physical plane, including the etheric where our chakras are to be found. The second has to do with the lower three planes or worlds referred to as 'the planetary personality.' This includes the physical, emotional (or astral) and mental planes. The third refers to matter on all the seven planes of the cosmic physical plane. There is another interim division which refers to matter on the lower five planes from the Atmic to the physical. This last significance is why the section on manifestation refers to both the third and seventh rays - but we will get into that complexity later on. It should be pointed out that once these three levels of matter are somewhat mastered in consciousness, then they serve as a fractal for greater expansions. The whole seven planes of the cosmic physical are merely the lowest in another set of seven cosmic planes, which themselves form the lowest plane of seven universal planes and so on. The principles of working with and in matter apply on all levels, once we perfect them in our own human experience.

Just as it is important for the soul to find and identify with its origin in pure awareness and proclaim that 'I and the Father are One,' so it is equally important to find and identify with its origin in pure matter - the prima materia - and proclaim that 'I and the Mother are One.' In order to do this, however, the soul must be freed from its fall into too close an identification with the lowest planes or densest dimensions of matter. Such is the state of mankind’s materialism. Only on the Buddhic plane can the human soul consciously at-one with both matter and spirit. Therefore, the deeper mysteries of matter itself as a divine expression open only to those who have first freed themselves from the three worlds.

I am She

The seventh ray is the ray of the divine feminine in manifestation. It has often been questioned in the esoteric field, 'why are most of the Masters of the Wisdom portrayed as masculine?' One answer is that the masculine principle needed to be developed enough so that it could meet the true power of the divine feminine without losing presence and consciousness altogether. The sixth ray prepares us for the seventh. Through the Christian lens, this is Jesus passing the torch to Magdalene. But the veiled face of the feminine is never singular in identity. She is always moving, shifting shape and giving birth to different versions of herself. She is enigmatic and complex. Let us approach her through poetry and image as well as through intellect and intuition.

I am She

The Triple goddess

Mother of all worlds

I have three wombs and seven children.

I come to them as the star.

I am crone, mother, maiden

Virgin, lover, whore

I am time multiplied by space

The veil and the reveal

I am double breasted and twin horned

I am the number of the beast

and the doorway to initiation

I am the milk and the mouth

the labyrinth and the thread

I am the inside of all outsides

the beginning of all ends

I weave the robe of Kosmos

and crown each I with fire

I thrill to do thy will

and I am here for your desire.

The Triple goddess

In the Bible there are three Marys present at the crucifixion, and again at the resurrection. The triple nature of the goddess is represented in many traditions, including the Celtic. For our purposes, we need to consider the three wombs. Starting from the cosmic perspective, we have the womb of the manifest universe. Inside this womb are billions of galaxies. The womb of a galaxy contains billions of stars. The womb of a star - its heliosphere - contains billions of monads of the human and other kingdoms. Once we focus on the human manifestation, we have the womb of the monad which contains the soul, the womb of the soul which contains the personality and the womb of the personality which contains the emotional heart.

Mother of all worlds

Just as all identity can trace its origin back to one source, so can all matter. All matter is essentially a modulation or modification of an essential principle - in the east called pakriti. In the west, we are fond of using ‘mother earth’ and ‘father sky’ but both these dualities are essentially matter. The subtle realms are just as material as the dense, despite vibrating at higher frequencies. So-called ‘spiritual experiences’ are simply when consciousness rises into, or is informed by, the subtle worlds transcendent to the personal self; and ‘shamanic experiences’ are when the consciousness descends into, or is informed by, subtle worlds immanent or curled up within the layers of the personal self.

I have three wombs and seven children.

The layered nature of matter is present at many different levels of scale. In the human personality, we have the three planes of the mental, emotional and etheric/physical, each with seven sub planes. This same pattern presents on cosmic levels with our human evolution in its three phases taking place on the lowest sevenfold plane of the cosmic personality.

The intimate relationship between the three and the seven is further revealed by dividing any system of seven into three. The mystery is given as:

She is triple in the seven

She is triple as the seven

She is triple over the seven

I come to them as the star. This refers to the mystery of the solar angels and the relationship of the feminine in manifestation with the number 5, the planet Venus and the rose of the causal body. Human evolution in the earth scheme should have reached the level where human souls are conscious on the Buddhic plane; but they are behind schedule, cosmically considered. Enter the solar angels, which are beings who have already been through the stage of human evolution in a previous system and now offer themselves as a bridge so that the human hierarchy is able to accelerate their path to liberation. The physical sun is made of plasma - or the substance of the fourth ether - and so under the Law of correspondences (the law enabling us to extrapolate between different fractal expressions of the goddess), the soul or sun principle of human beings is centred on the Buddhic plane. The solar angel makes of her own body a sheath of flame, which allows us to experience self-reflective identity on the mental plane; and when we finally pause to inquire into the source of that selfness, we begin to become lifted free of mind into our Buddhic nature.

I am crone, mother, maiden

This refers to the three levels of monad, soul and personality. The personality is the maiden until she has bought to birth the soul or Christ principle in the womb of her heart. The soul is the mother and the causal body is deemed the heart of the monadic sheath. The crone as monad has inside her the soul, who is the mother of the personality.

Virgin, lover whore

This triplicity refers to the relationship between the soul and matter. There is a part of Her nature that is untouched by the presence of consciousness, a part that co-creates with it and a part that is simply directed by it. The devic lives of the personality sheaths simply carry out the direction of the indwelling identity. They are the whore of the personal self and because they obey, they can also lead the self deeper and deeper into dense matter. Later, this supports the descent of the soul, but earlier in evolution it produces materialism. The devas of the three planes of the soul co-create with the soul. On the Buddhic plane, they marry; and on the monadic plane, they realise their underlying unity and that soul consciousness as we know it does not exist. The virgin birth is simply the part of us that is soul, birthed into the matter of the Buddhic plane; rather than the personality, which is ‘born of women.’

I am time multiplied by space

Spacetime is a dual interdependent reality. Near a black hole, spacetime is curved and sometimes even twisted to produce a quite different reality. Our monad, related as it is to the singularity of a black hole, also changes the spacetime of our lesser identities, so that in a sense it could be said to be omnipresent. Our personalities, souls, and monads therefore experience and penetrate the goddess in quite different ways. Space is represented by 360 degrees multiplied by 12 (months or hours), equaling 4,320. This is the base number for the calculation of the Hindu yugas. It is also two signs of the zodiac in the processional cycle of the grand year and thus represents the period of the Piscean and Aquarian age combined.

The veil and the reveal

The dance of the seven veils is another way of expressing the sevenfold nature of matter, as it first veils and then reveals the indwelling lives that birth, live and die in her folds. The claim of Isis that 'no mortal man has ever seen me unveiled' links back to the virgin birth - it is not possible for the personality self, born of flesh and mortal, to penetrate the mystery. Only the soul, relatively immortal from the personal point of view, is able to do that. Hence liberation from the three worlds is a precursor to {seeing Isis unveiled? -Ed.}.

I am double-breasted and twin horned

Two of the signs associated with the last solar system, and with the feminine as the qualities imbued in the substance of this one, are Cancer and Virgo. Cancer represents to doorway into incarnation and, as we will see below, allows for the soul's descent into matter of the lower three planes of any system. Virgo purifies and refines matter so that it can bring to birth the indwelling lives. Cancer nourishes those lives in both their higher and lower expressions. Each of the three wombs - note the triple nature of the Virgo glyph - has two breasts and two horns.

I am the number of the beast

This number is 666 and represents the number of matter. The way that it is normally written, however, does not take into account the layered dimension of the triple goddess.

and the doorway to initiation

Each womb has a dual nature - the lower half represents the descent into denser levels of matter and the upper half represents the resurrection of the indwelling life into the subtle realms. Nine is the number of initiation and so 999 symbolises the triple functioning of monad, soul and personality as a singularity. The six and nine together are linked to the glyph of Cancer and therefore provide the balanced nourishment required within each field of expression for fully integrated functioning.

I am the milk and the mouth

Each breast has a nipple which produces the right milk to nourish the life which feeds on it. On the cosmic physical plane, when the soul has done its work, the spiritual identity on the higher planes functions directly through the three worlds of the lower. Thus, we have the milk of the monad and the milk of the personality. The milk of the personality is Buddhi flowing through the emotional body, allowing the personal self to experience divine love. The milk of the monad is love from the cosmic astral plane, flowing through the nipple of the monad. Both these milks have traces of cosmic Buddhi if the chain of hierarchy is working. The milk represents the energy flowing from higher vibrational states of matter through the lower. The mouths represent the matter on any plane which needs to be fed and developed by that milk.

The labyrinth and the thread

The labyrinth is the opposite of the straight line path, represented by the first ray. It is convoluted, folding back on itself and weaving a complex maze of paths and folds of matter. Nevertheless, the maze can be walked and the complexity has a simple key. There is a fractal nature to the universe. It is vibration, music, geometry, dance. Meaning and magic are enfolded into every level and layer.

The thread is the thread of resonance built into matter itself.

From James Perkins, A Geometry of Space-Consciousness

I am the inside of all outsides

The mystery of kundalini is that matter has, curled up inside it, that which is on the outside. Thus all the planes and layers of vibratory substance that surround us, are also inside us. We can see that the earth itself has a crust and internal layers, as well as being surrounded by subtle energy fields. Now, imagine the whole of the physical universe as a crust, a thin layer of dense matter which has both inner and outer space. If the soul is to be found transcendent to the body-mind, it is also to be found inside it. If the void can be reached through higher consciousness, it can also be reached through the core of every atom. What is above is also below; what is outside is also inside.

The beginning of all ends

Time is spherical. This may seem a strange statement when we most often consider time as a straight-line linearity. The sphere does contain spirals, cycles and straight lines; but time is intimately connected with space and they are essentially spherical in nature. Below is an example of the sphere of a human life, archetypally understood. Once again, the womb has seven children. In this case, the womb is a cycle of Uranus which orbits the sun every 84 years. It contains three cycles of saturn (28 years) and 7 Jupiter cycles (12 years). The centre of the sphere is 42, which equates to the Buddhic plane. It is self-evident that the elder is curled up inside the child and the child is curled up inside the elder. When we know how to address the ageless essence inside a human being, we support it to flower, at whatever age the body-mind is living in time.

I weave the robe of Kosmos

In Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine there is ‘parentless space’ - the unmanifest ‘wrapped in ever-invisible robes;’ and then there is manifested Space - ‘the seven skinned mother-father.’

Every being that incarnates, whether they are in subtle dimensions or gross, is embedded within her robes. Any experience or contact that we call spiritual is simply contact with subtle realms that exist both inside and outside. Spirit itself is formless and is not something that can be experienced in matter - experience can only be had by a consciousness or a self which is the child of formless and form.

From James Perkins, A Geometry of Space-Consciousness

And crown each I with fire In Celtic mythology, Sovereignty is the name of a goddess of the land, who gives the right to rule to the king by having sex with him or marrying him. Matter bestows sovereignty. Dominion is given by matter and not over matter. No ‘I’ can exist without matter in some form, subtle or gross. The ‘I’ is the child of formless spirit and matter or form. The fire of cosmos expresses itself as a triplicity: electric fire, solar fire and fire by friction. Each of these fires relates to a level of prakritic immersion or density. Within the human realm the 'I' of the personality is crowned with the frictional fires, the 'I' of the soul with solar fire and the 'I' of the monad with electric fire.

I thrill to do thy will Matter gives selfhood and consciousness to formless spirit. She curls herself around emptiness and allows it to penetrate her in all of her different layers and dimensions. The will of any system expresses through the crown, base and heart of that system; and when it is operational, all of the planes ‘thrill’ or vibrate to that note of purpose. When the keynote, living word, or core purpose of any sphere is resounding through all its seven levels in one great harmonious chord, then that incarnation has achieved its perfection and pralaya or dissolution occurs. And I am here for your desire. Cosmic desire is Fohat or the animating energy that links the formless with the form and impels it into resonant activity. Human desire is often an immature expression of divine will, caused by a disconnection from source and a fruitless search for it outside. Nevertheless, the great goddess is here for that as well. In her manifest forms as the earth and the kingdoms of nature, She labours tirelessly and radiantly to continually replenish and meet all our desires. The separation of human awareness from the higher planes, however, creates an incessant hunger that no amount of material goods can ease. The human soul, anchored in Buddhi, is the bridge between the three lower worlds of matter and the three higher ones. When we have balanced our nature, we will be a source of nourishment for the lower planes rather than simply an endless drain. We replenish and restore them by both bringing down more subtle dimensions and also bringing them up, uncurling them from inside matter itself. This is the choice ahead for humanity and the promise of the seventh ray and the Aquarian age. If enough humans awaken as souls, fill the ashrams and use the Shamballa force to liberate others and externalise the world soul - then we have the manifestation of heaven on earth. Aquarius will allow us to create true community - not just horizontally amongst humanity, but also vertically with the kingdoms of nature and the spiritual kingdoms. The seventh ray will allow us to call forth the inner dimensions of matter itself, resulting in an abundance of energy and the revelation of hidden radiance. If humanity does not choose the path of accelerated awakening then the seventh ray and Aquarius will result in global regulation of all ‘resources’ which will become more and more depleted. This will lead to more extreme regulation, conflict and civilisation as we currently know it will essentially implode. The ‘waters of life poured forth for thirsty men’ which is a keynote of the Aquarian age and refers to the energy of life-more-abundant unlocked by humanity itself, will become ‘the waters of earth - regulated, rationed and poisoned.’ The key is the revelation of matter, not as a resource to be owned, dominated and regulated by the personal self of man or humanity, but rather as an expression of divinity, to be danced with, and in - to be nourished as well as to provide nourishment. This will affect the way we relate to our bodies and the land, and will have ramifications in everything from politics to health and the environment.

It will be seventh ray workers in the Ashram of Synthesis that will bring the energy of Freedom all the way into densest form and release what in esoteric texts is called ‘anu’ - the rush light of the atom. Another descriptive name for this energy is the Black Dragon. {Author note: I am inserting here a transmission previously received on this energy from this seventh ray ashram.}

The Black Dragon Transmission

(Glen Lyon, Scotland - July 5 2019)

When the red and white dragons fight there can only be destruction. When the black rises, harmony is restored. Yet it is the passion of the red and white that raises the black. The raising of the black ends the fight. The white is the will of the soul. The red is the will of matter. The black knows no distinction. The black came before the white and the red and is their parent. Together, their combined temples re-member the ancient one. She was before light and before the matter that formed around it. She was before time and space and memory. She sleeps and yet all things wake because of her. She never was so all things can forever be. Therefore she can never be raised of her own free will for she chose not to be.

It is only the fight of the red and the white - their glorious passion, that allows she who never was to rise up in that which ever is. She who gave up being, for being - when she rises amongst the living she brings sweet death to all who need release. Without her all things and all identities would live forever. She allows the river of being to breathe back all its tributaries. She is the space in which space exists. She is the eternal upon which all infinities endlessly propagate. She is NOT and that negation allows the YES of all worlds. So how does the non-existing enter the worlds of existence? She is the parent of all existing. All her children ride on her back and are made of her. Therefore when she reveals herself to them, they die. So death is how she is fed. Life is the result of that feeding. A black hole is a tear in existence. It eats stars and yet billions burst into being around it. Black dragons are emanations from the centre of the galaxy. When they awake, death results. What is ready to die? The civilisation built upon the presence of their absence! When that absence ends, so does the civilisation. Therefore if you want it to end, go with the red and white dragons and use Their polarity to waken the black. These dragons exist all over the earth. Find them and passion them into rising. The black agreed to sleep

So that the red and white could be.

They fight because she sleeps

and they are desperately trying to remember her.

When they do: game over.

Their friction maintains a civilisation. Their resolution ends it.

At the centre of the galaxy a civilisation like that on earth which self-remembers its origin is registered as a returning back dragon.

2025 is a doorway to that remembering.

The above is steeped in the myths and legends of the Celtic school destined for Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Black Dragon is the monad-in-matter, just as the black hole at the centre of the galaxy is the symbol for the monad in consciousness. 'She never was so all things can forever be' speaks to the fact that even though She is the manifest universe, at her non-dual root she is pure be-ness - that thing-less substance that allows being to arise from it.

It will be the role of the seventh ray workers in conjunction with the first and second to ‘raise the black dragon energy of the earth.’ In particular, the sites where the esoteric schools and other temples will land will be those places where this particular energy has been activated. It results in the energy of Freedom rising out of matter to meet the descending currents dropping in from the planetary monad of Shamballa via the ashrams on the Buddhic plane.

A temple is not created by deciding to do it as a group, searching out a suitable piece of land, buying it, creating buildings and developing rituals and practices. Mostly where planetary temples are established it will be seen that they are part of a longer term multi-generational unfoldment. In some cases, it is said that talismans that have been buried there hundreds or thousands of years before will be unearthed. The group that founds temples is spread through both space and time. The inner group is functioning on the subtle planes of the planetary etheric, while the outer group is on the physical plane. The group is also those whose souls have been part of earlier incarnations of that temple and those who will come to it in the future. In the case of Highden, it was once a Catholic monastery and much earlier the site of a Maori mystery school - these and other incarnations are all a part of the timeline of the revelation and emergence of a temple. Generally, they will be built on sites that have been prepared by earlier activity and occasionally on virgin pieces of land that have almost no interaction with humans. They will not be founded in places that have a long history of mundane occupation.

Temples cannot be owned by humans, despite the property laws. They already ARE whether or not there are buildings or activity on the surface. One of the ideas that underpins the failing civilisation on the planet is property ownership. When humans attempt to possess the crust of the earth for their own security or exploitation, then all of the resources ‘inside’ the earth are no longer available to them. The land is an active, necessary and willing partner in the manifestation of the living vortex which is a modern mystery school. Liberated land - i.e., land on which humans live in a sacred manner, will be a potent resource for the externalisation of a new culture. The last expression of the mystery schools was solar - symbolically, they linked the mantle of the earth with the sun. The coming schools will link the Black Dragon energy at the earth's core with the black hole at the centre of the galaxy.

In Occult Cosmology, it was stated that when a civilisation on a planet such as Earth reached the stage where it could consciously at-one with its origin in the centre of the galaxy, this is registered on Earth as the coming of a group avatar and in the galactic core as a ‘returning dragon.’ The mechanism for this flow of energy is revealed in the fractal mystery of matter and the planes. Consciousness flows from the solar ashrams on the cosmic Buddhic plane (see the below figures) to the planetary ashrams on the Buddhic plane of our cosmic physical. From there it flows down into the chakras or planetary centres which will become the esoteric schools.