|As we study the other ray energies and their initiatory
effect, we shall not be able to indicate a great deal in relation to humanity itself. Only
the first two initiations which are implemented by the Christ and which are "under
the supervisory probation of the spiritual Hierarchy" are as yet possible to
humanity. The initiation of the Transfiguration is not yet for the mass of men. We can,
however, study the effects of these rays where the individual disciple is concerned,
because the later initiations - from the third initiation onward - are administered by the
Lord of the World from His high place in Shamballa; in the present world period, these
initiations are individually administered and registered, and are undergone consciously
and with an entirely awakened awareness.
It will be apparent to you that I shall
necessarily have more to say anent the first three initiations and the ray effects upon
the initiate and upon humanity than will be possible when the higher initiations come
under consideration. The effects of ray impacts in the first three initiations come via
the soul, and the initiate is - during this period - a struggling aspirant, under the
inspiration and the stimulation of the Hierarchy of which he is becoming increasingly
aware. After the third initiation, which is in reality as you well know, the first major
initiation, the ray energy is applied (if I may use such an inadequate word) via the
Spiritual Triad, utilizing the antahkarana.
After the fourth initiation, the effects are felt predominantly in the initiate's group
and in his field of service; there, he constitutes a point of tension and precipitates
great points of crisis. His own points of crisis and of tension are existent but,
mysteriously, only in relation to his consciousness of the group in which he plays an
increasingly potent part.
The groups affected by the progressive initiatory process to which the disciple is
being subjected are three in number, and these effects differentiate and condition his
group service, according to the initiation being undergone; it is from this angle we must
study the initiation,  the ray effects, and the results produced within the three
groups. These are:
which may regard itself consciously as the initiate's own group, in the sense that he is
slowly influencing those around him, collecting the personnel and forming the nucleus of
the Ashram by means of which he may some day serve the world. All those who are taking
initiation do not necessarily create their own ashrams, though a large number do so. The
work of those initiates who do not form an ashram is mysterious in the extreme, from the
point of view of aspiring humanity, and there is little that I may say about the subject.
These initiates work  in connection with plans emanating from Shamballa, of which
humanity can know nothing; they work with the three subhuman kingdoms in nature, each of
which has its own peculiar and specific band of initiate-workers. If they do not do this,
they transfer into certain groups of workers who are engaged in activities connected with
the deva or angel evolution, or in relation to the manifestation of energies about which I
can tell you nothing. We shall deal only with the expansion of consciousness and the
experience of those initiates who remain - in their activities and aims - related to
humanity and to the Hierarchy. It might here be pointed out that:
- The group in
which the initiate is working upon the physical plane and which is an externalization
(existing on the mental and astral planes) of some phase of work sponsored by the New
Group of World Servers. All disciples and initiates in physical manifestation are at this
time members of that group, which is the focal point of the present effort being made by
the Hierarchy. Through it spiritual energy from five of the Ashrams is flowing. These five
- The Ashram of the Master K.H., particularly in regard to the work of education.
- The Ashram of the Master D.K. (myself), particularly in regard to aspirants for
- The Ashram of the Master R., particularly in regard to the reorganizing and the
reconstruction of Europe, from the point of view of economics.
- The Ashram of the Master Morya, as He seeks to find, influence and direct the activities
of workers in the political field throughout the planet.
- The Ashram of the Master Hilarion, as He supervises the discoveries (and the application
of such discoveries) of the scientific movement in the world today.
You will note, therefore, the profound and widespread interest of this field of energy
wherein ray energy is now active.
- The work of
the deva evolution comes under the ray energy of the third Buddha of Activity.
- The work
with humanity comes under the influence of the ray energy of the second Buddha of
Activity, Who embodies in a most peculiar sense the conditioning energy of the Hierarchy.
- The work
with the subhuman kingdoms of nature is under the energy stimulation of the first Buddha
these great energizing Lives works through certain Masters and Initiates of the sixth
initiation; these Masters work in full consciousness upon the atmic plane, the plane of
the spiritual will; from that high level, They function as transmitting agents for the
energy of one of the three Buddhas of Activity. These three Buddhas are the creative
Agents of the planetary Logos and are Wielders of the Law of Evolution.
- The ashramic
group of which the initiate is a part and within which his influence or spiritual
radiation is increasingly felt.