4. Group Three

Updated: May 24

(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